Rocky Hill
American blues guitarist
Rocky Hill
Rocky Hill was a blues guitarist, singer, and bassist from Dallas, Texas in the United States. Hill was the older brother of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.
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Meterless Solar Microgrids in Rural India
Huffington Post - about 1 year
On May 25, 2015, solar microgrid lighting illuminated the small farming village of Bommekallu, Karnataka, for the first time. Two grids, self-contained, connected two large solar panels to 22 houses, providing lighting insurance against the two to four hours of daily power cuts. I was the main architect of these microgrids. The following article intends to describe my dream for these systems, the process of design, and the difficulties, practical and ethical, that I faced. Please note before I begin: I was a foreigner to the region, and my view is incomplete. Rural Karnataka's is a very different social and professional culture than ours. None of the ways that I present the villagers, my NGO, or myself are intentionally critical. In 2014, the NGO had successfully built single-home solar lighting systems through the sanga, an NGO sanctioned worker's collective. In two pilot villages, sanga houses were each given a small, single solar panel on the roof with hall lights and a small ...
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7 Ways To Avoid Being Ripped Off When Buying A Car
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Tony Cookson has a “$1,000 chicken recipe,” because that’s how much he saved on a used car thanks to a dinner that was waiting in the oven. He and his wife had entered a dealership in Boulder, Colorado, in October 2013, already knowing that they wanted to buy a Mazda SUV. Cookson asked for $1,000 off the sticker price, but the car salesman began digging in his heels. “We liked the car, and we were talking about making an offer,” said Cookson, an assistant finance professor at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. “Then I said, ‘I have a chicken in the oven, I have to get back and eat,’ which was absolutely true. I didn’t want it to get dry.” When he stood up to go, the salesman immediately asked what he could do get Cookson to buy the car that minute. So Cookson suggested $2,000 off the sticker price. He added as an alternative that he would be willing to take the original $1,000 discount once he came back the next day, but the dealer didn’t seem to believ ...
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On Antarctica, Earth's Past, Present And Future Come Together
Huffington Post - about 2 years
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? What's the fate of our warming planet? The first explorers set foot in Antarctica 194 years ago hunting 19th century riches of whale and seal oil and fur, turning tides red with blood. Since then, the fist-shaped continent has proven a treasure chest for scientists trying to determine everything from the creation of the cosmos to how high seas will rise with global warming. "It's a window out to the universe and in time," said Kelly Falkner, polar program chief for the U.S. National Science Foundation. For a dozen days in January, in the midd ...
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When Words Justify Sexism
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"Are you a feminist, Jacob?" "Absolutely not." "Why?" "Because I don't believe that women are superior to men." "That's not what feminism means... where did that even come from?" "What? What does it mean? My AP U.S. History teacher told me that's what it was!" "It just means I'm equal to you. All women are equal to all men, basically." "Oh. Sure, then I'm a feminist" The above conversation is one that I had with one of my closest male friends. This conversation happened in 2015. (Insert cliché rhetorical question such as "It's 2015 and men still don't know what feminism is?" Answer: yes.) Femininity is used to describe the stereotypical actions or mannerisms often performed by women -- the female version of manliness. Why then, wouldn't "feminism" mean the superiority of women? Jacob's insight into the genuine definition of feminism is, in retrospect, very similar to any other time you have thought a word meant something it sounds like it should mean. It is t ...
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Play4 Night' game
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Connecticut Lottery's "Play4 Night" game were: 8-8-9-8 (eight, eight, nine, eight)
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Play3 Night' game
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Connecticut Lottery's "Play3 Night" game were: 0-8-9 (zero, eight, nine)
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Lay Low at America's Most Notorious Criminal Hideouts
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If The Godfather has taught me anything it's that crime doesn't pay...well, okay maybe it does, but still, it's a dangerous game with high wins and even higher losses. If you live a life of crime chances are you'll find yourself on the run. When the heat is on and you've got to get the hell out of dodge, a hideout can mean the difference between freedom or a life in the slammer. Just ask these crime icons.   1. Black Bart  Charles Earl Bowles, aka Black Bart, was an old west American outlaw. In fact, he was the baddest mother of the bunch. After a string of the most successful stagecoach robberies in history, old Bart did a stint in San Quentin Prison and then disappeared. He was reported to have been hiding out in the basement of this building, but after being spotted here he was never seen again. 2. George "Machine Gun" Kelly George Kelly was one of the most infamous prohibition era gangsters of his time, best known for the kidnapping of millionaire oil tycoon Charles F. U ...
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Play3 Night' game
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Connecticut Lottery's "Play3 Night" game were: 1-5-8 (one, five, eight)
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CMLC seeks to protect farm, honor former owner
Blue Ridge Now - over 3 years
CEDAR MOUNTAIN — Except for the four years she attended college, Ruth Elaine Jones never left her parents' home and 59-acre farm on Solomon Jones Road until her untimely death in 2011 at the age of 56. “She could've left and moved anywhere,” said Jones' best friend, Beth Carden, who grew up half a mile up the road. “But she just loved her home and her family.” In her will, composed from her deathbed, Jones bequeathed her fifth-generation family farm to Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, along with an undisclosed sum of money for upkeep and instructions to keep the property in its current undeveloped state. “I have no doubt that if Ruth wanted to sell the land and give the money to one of the children's groups she was involved with, she could have done that,” Carden said. “But it was so important to her to protect her land. She just wanted to make sure she could go knowing that it would be taken care of in a way her parents and grandparents would've been proud of.” To honor J ...
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David Mager: Time to End the Cuban Embargo
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Hey Lucy!" "Yes, Ricky." "How come the U.S. embargo on Cuba that began just after our TV show I Love Lucy ended in 1960, is still going on 53 years later?" Good question. The United States' embargo against Cuba is a commercial, economic, and financial prohibition imposed on Cuba in October 1960. It was enacted after Cuba nationalized the properties of United States citizens and corporations. Titled the Cuban Democracy Act, the embargo has the stated purpose of maintaining sanctions on Cuba so long as the Cuban government continues to refuse to move toward "democratization and greater respect for human rights." The embargo restricts United States citizens from doing business in or with Cuba, and mandates restrictions on giving public or private assistance unless and until certain claims against the Cuban government are met. Cuba's confiscation of businesses and property, has resulted in $1.8 billion in certified claims according to the Foreign Claims Settlement C ...
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minube: Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness, from remote white-sand coves to some of the world's most incredible mountains and glaciers. In this list of Europe's Best National Parks, created using the recommendations of thousands of real travelers and locals on minube, we've gathered together a selection of the Old World's most pristine and captivating natural parks, perfect for those looking for an tranquil escape or an exhilarating adventure. 1.) Vatnajökull, Iceland - Measuring over 5,000 square miles, Iceland's Vatnajökull glacier is the largest glacier in Europe and lends its name to this stunning national park. Years of erosion have left incredible ice formations on the massive ice sheet (covering almost 13 percent of Iceland's total territory), which travelers and ice cl ...
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CT Teachers Union Provides Hurricane Relief; Branford's Own Alpha Coiro Pitches In
Branford Patch - over 4 years
This is a Companion Press Release from AFT-CT, Alpha Coiro On Saturday two motor coaches transported over 80 members of the American Federation Teachers-Ct union to provide Hurricane Sandy relief to the community in Coney Island, Brooklyn.  Volunteers represented various professional careers, such as teachers and state workers within the state of Connecticut, having AFT affiliations. Ages ranged from folks in their thirties to those in their sixties.   Alpha Coiro, a former teacher and current Branford resident, was among them.  The luggage areas of the buses were loaded with volunteers’ donations of toilet paper, diapers, paper towels, bread, cereal, granola bars, peanut butter & jelly, and toiletries.  These were distributed to residents in need. At a central distribution point in Coney the CT AFT volunteers unloaded the buses’ cargo areas and assisted others with similar tasks.  The volunteers were deployed to the beach at Coney Island Creek.  Using shovels, brooms, ...
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Video: Nor'easter brings snow accumulation to Conn.
CBS News - over 4 years
Raw Video: A nor'easter has brought snow accumulation to Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Hours before sunrise Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a central pillar of their faith. Muslims believe that prayer on Mount Arafat is their best chance to erase past sins and start anew. The four-day hajj features millions packed shoulder to shoulder in prayer and supplication. According to Islam, each able-bodied believer must make the pilgrimage once. "Let all your feuds be abolished," the Prophet Muhammad said in his last sermon on the hill called Jabal al-Rahman, Mountain of Mercy, in the area of Mount Arafat. "You must know that every Muslim is the brother of every Muslim...between Muslims there are no races and no tribes...do not oppress and do not be oppressed." Some 1,400 years later, Muslims believe on this day and at this place, the gates of heaven are open for prayers to be answered and s ...
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'Mountain of Mercy': Hajj pilgrims make early-morning ascent - NBCNews.com (blog)
Google News - over 4 years
Business Recorder 'Mountain of Mercy': Hajj pilgrims make early-morning ascent NBCNews.com (blog) As the sun rose on Thursday morning, hundreds of Muslim pilgrims prayed on a rocky hill known as the Mountain of Mercy, located on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims — some 1.7 million of them from abroad ... Young at HajjBBC News Faithful March To Arafat As Hajj ContinuesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Muslims should unite: Mufti-e-AzamThe News International The Associated Press -The Guardian -Washington Post all 454 news articles »
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SAfrica miners reject Zuma's plea to end strike
Fox News - over 4 years
Ernest Morake shook his head and laughed when he heard that South Africa's president wanted striking miners to return to work. "He doesn't know anything about the mines," Morake said Thursday of South African President Jacob Zuma. In a speech on the state of the economy on Wednesday, Zuma said wildcat strikes were damaging South Africa's economy and asked striking miners to immediately return to work. But miners like Morake are not listening to Zuma, who is widely regarded by many across South Africa's mining belts as aloof to their practical concerns. "We are not going to go back to work without the money," said Morake, who is 27 years old and the father of two children. Morake was one of thousands of striking AngloGold Ashanti employees who gathered on a rocky hill near Fochville, in the country's North West province, on Thursday to march and sing in the latest demonstration of their staying power. Even a ...
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Neighbors Report Bylaw Violations at Controversial 40B Development
Andover - over 4 years
The following are excerpts from the Andover Police log. The log is open to the public. Friday, Sept. 28 At 9:31 a.m. police assisted the Greater Lawrence Technical High School with a disciplinary issue at the school. At 12:53 p.m. a caller reported that someone was harassing her over the phone on Pomeroy Road. At 2:28 p.m. a caller reported a two-car crash on Chestnut Street. Personal injuries were reported. At 3:41 p.m. a three-car crash with no injuries was reported on School Street. At 5:57 p.m. a two-car crash with no injuries was reported on North Main Street. At 9:53 p.m. a deputy reported that an ambluance is stuck in the mud by the Eugene Lovely Field. Elm Street Towing assisted. Saturday, Sept. 29 At 1:48 a.m. a caller reported hearing a loud explosion and now his house has no power on Rocky Hill Road. National Grid responded to a breaker problem. At 6:32 p.m. a caller reported that his license plate was stolen off one of his trailers on Lupine Ro ...
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Man Drowns in Connecticut River
East Haddam-Haddam Patch - over 4 years
  A 33-year-old Middletown man drowned late Sunday in the Connecticut River after jumping off a boat with three others near Wethersfield Cove, according to the Hartford Courant. Fatbardh Latifi disappeared in the water at 5:47 p.m., according to CBS Connecticut after those in the boat helped a woman who was struggling in the water, the Courant reports. His body was discovered four hours later through a coordinated rescue effort by Glastonbury, Hartford, East Hartford, Rocky Hill, state police and the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rocky Hill
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 63
    Died on April 10, 2009.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 42
    In 1988, Virgin Records released Hill's eponymous album produced by ZZ Top's manager and producer Bill Ham.
    More Details Hide Details Hill, a self-styled "anti-Clapton", was called "a monster on guitar" and "perhaps the wildest and scariest — both on stage and off — of all the white-boy Texas blues guitarists" and was noted in particular for his "metal-melting tone and whistling, artillery-shell harmonics".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 36
    In 1982, Hill released his first solo album, Texas Shuffle (reissued in 2005) which featured Johnny Winter and Dr. John.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 0
    Born on December 1, 1946.
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