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Photography in Denmark


Photography in Denmark has developed from strong participation and interest in the very beginnings of the art in 1839 to the success of a considerable number of Danes in the world of photography today. Pioneers such as Mads Alstrup and Georg Emil Hansen paved the way for a rapidly growing profession during the last half of the 19th century while both artistic and press photographers have made internationally recognized contributions. Although Denmark was slow to accept photography as an art form, Danish photographers are now increasingly active, participating in key exhibitions around the world.[1] [2] Among Denmark's most successful contemporary photographers are Jacob Aue Sobol, who gained recognition for captivating portraits of his Greenlandic girlfriend, and Per Bak Jensen, who introduced a new perspective to modern landscape photography. Press photography has prospered too under award-winning contributors such as Jan Grarup and Claus Bjørn Larsen, who have covered wars and conflicts of global imp

Sumerian King List


The Sumerian King List is an ancient stone tablet originally recorded in the Sumerian language, listing kings of Sumer (ancient southern Iraq) from Sumerian and neighboring dynasties, their supposed reign lengths, and the locations of the kingship. Kingship was seen as handed down by the gods, and could be transferred from one city to another, reflecting perceived hegemony in the region.[1] Throughout its Bronze Age existence, the document evolved into a political tool. Its final and single attested version, dating to the Middle Bronze Age, aimed to legitimize Isin's claims to hegemony when Isin was vying for dominance with Larsa and other neighboring city-states in southern Mesopotamia.[1] [2] Composition The list blends prehistorical, presumably mythical predynastic rulers enjoying implausibly lengthy reigns with later, more plausibly historical dynasties. Although the primal kings are historically unattested, that does not preclude their possible correspondence with historical rulers who were late

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Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature


The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL) is a project that provides an online digital library of texts and translations of Sumerian literature. This project's website contains "Sumerian text, English prose translation and bibliographical information" for "over 400 literary works composed in the Sumerian language in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) during the late third and early second millennia BCE." It is both browsable and searchable and includes transliterations, composite texts, a bibliography of Sumerian literature and a guide to spelling conventions for proper nouns and literary forms. The purpose of the project was to make Sumerian literature accessible to those wishing to read or study it, and make it known to a wider public. The project was founded by Jeremy Black in 1997 and is based at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford in Britain . It was funded by the University along with the Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Board . Various other bodies hav

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Brahmic scripts


The Brahmic scripts are a family of abugida or alphabet writing systems . They are used throughout the Indian Subcontinent , Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia , and were once used in Japan . They are descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India , and are used by languages of several language families: Indo-European , Dravidian , Tibeto-Burman , Mongolic , Austroasiatic , Austronesian , and Tai . They were also the source of the dictionary order of Japanese kana . History Spread of Brahmic family of scripts from India. Brahmic scripts descended from the Brahmi script . Brahmi is clearly attested from the 3rd century BC during the reign of Ashoka , who used the script for imperial edicts , but there are some claims of earlier epigraphy found on pottery in South India and Sri Lanka . The most reliable of these were short Brahmi inscriptions dated to the 4th century BC and published by Coningham et al., but scattered press reports have claimed both dates as early as the 6th century BC and that the chara

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Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America


Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America is the American-Scandinavian Foundation 's cultural center at 58 Park Avenue (between East 37th Street and East 38th Street), in Murray Hill, Manhattan , New York , dedicated to preserving the history of the Scandinavian and Nordic countries in the United States through a wide variety of exhibits and programming. This cultural center hosts exhibitions of fine art, design as well as performing arts pieces from Nordic countries. The center also introduces the local population and guests with Scandinavian languages and customs by organizing courses. The Nordic Center was designed by architect James Stewart Polshek and opened to the public in 2000 with a visit from King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and their eldest daughter, Princess Victoria , Princess Martha Louise of Norway, and Princess Benedikte of Denmark . History Scandinavia House, located on 58 Park Avenue, Manhattan, was opened in 2000 by the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). The bui

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Allegorical representations of Argentina


There are various allegorical representations of Argentina or associated in any way with Argentina . There is not, however, a national personification with its own name, like Marianne from France , or Hispania from Spain , but sculptures and engravings representing liberty , republic , fatherland or other concepts that have been used officially by the Argentine state. Sculptures Despite the absence of a character with fixed characteristics, the allegory of Argentina usually is a female figure dressed in robes and wearing a Phrygian cap . Figures such as these appear in dozens of engravings, reliefs, plaques, paintings, memorials and sculptures, such as the equestrians ones to General Urquiza, Bernardo de O'Higgins or Garibaldi, the "Monumento de los Españoles", to the Coast Guards, to Avellaneda (all in Buenos Aires) to San Martin (La Plata), Alberdi (Tucumán), to the Army of the Andes in "Glory Hill" (Mendoza) or the Monument to the fallen soldiers in the Malvinas War of the city of Necochea , to name just a

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James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond


Portrait study by Hans Holbein the Younger , c. 1533 . The portrait was previously thought to be that of his cousin, Thomas Boleyn, but it has been officially identified as the 9th Earl of Ormond. James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond and 2nd Earl of Ossory (1496 – 28 October 1546), known as The Lame , was the son of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond and Margaret Fitzgerald, Countess of Ormond . He was created, in 1535, Viscount Thurles , and was confirmed by Act of Parliament , 6 November 1541, in the Earldom of Ormond , as 9th Earl with the pre-eminence of the original earls. His death by poisoning in London remains an unsolved mystery. Marriage and Children About 1520 James joined the household of Cardinal Wolsey , who praised him as a young gentleman "both wise and discreet". In early 1522, it was proposed by King Henry VIII that he marry his cousin Anne Boleyn , who was the great-granddaughter of Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond . This was to resolve a dispute her father Thomas Boleyn had with James' father

Lloyd Andrews Hamilton


First Lieutenant Lloyd Andrews Hamilton (13 June 1894 – 24 August 1918) was a World War I flying ace credited with ten aerial victories. During five months of 1918 he became an ace with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and then again with the United States Air Service (USAS). Hamilton Air Force Base is named after him. Early life Lloyd Andrews Hamilton was born in Troy, New York , the only child of Methodist minister Reverend John A. Hamilton and his wife Jennie Andrews Hamilton. He was a bright scholar who took his Baccalaureate Degree magnum cum laude from Syracuse University in 1916 and was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He initiated post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School in September 1916. When America entered World War I , he enlisted in the USAS, on 28 April and in May he reported to Plattsburgh, New York , for officer training. Aviation service Hamilton shipped out to England in late 1917 where he trained in early 1918 in an Avro 504 , perhaps at RFC Bramham Moor which was then rename

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List of German women artists


This is a list of women artists who were born in Germany or whose artworks are closely associated with that country. A Tomma Abts (born 1967), abstract painter Anni Albers (1899-1994), German-American textile artist, printmaker Katrin Alvarez (born 1944), contemporary painter Annot (1894–1981), painter, art teacher, writer, pacifist B Nina Lola Bachhuber (born 1971), sculptor, installation artist, artist Caroline Bardua (1781–1864), painter Uta Barth (born 1958), photographer Mary Baumeister (born 1934), artist Ella Bergmann-Michel (1896–1971), abstract painter, photographer, filmmaker Hilla Becher (1934-2015), photographer Amalie Bensinger (1809-1889), religious painter Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006), German-born American photographer Anna Katharina Block (1642–1719), flower painter Anna Blume (born 1937), photographer Bärbel Bohley (1945–2010), artist, East German opposition figure Cosima von Bonin (born 1962), contemporary artist Pola Brändle (born 1980), collage artist Kerstin Brätsch (born 1979), contemporary

List of songs recorded by the Beatles


The following is a table of songs recorded by the Beatles . There are a total of 409 songs listed on this page, with 172 of them being cover songs and 237 being original compositions. The columns Title , Year , and Album debut list each song title, the year in which the song was recorded, and album(s) on which the song originally appeared – including original compilations such as A Collection of Beatles Oldies, the red and blue albums, and so on. Album debuts pertain only to the EMI-related Parlophone (UK), Capitol (US) and Apple (UK and US) releases. Titles with one album debut entity simply means that they appear on both UK and US versions of that album (The UK and US versions of Rarities are listed separately as they are completely unrelated) The tracks from Magical Mystery Tour are shown as a single entity. Although originally released in the UK as a double-EP which only includes the tracks from the film, the 11-track US album was imported to the UK shortly after its initial release The column Songwriter(

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Cyberwarfare involves the battlespace use and targeting of computers and networks in warfare . It involves both offensive and defensive operations pertaining to the threat of cyberattacks , espionage and sabotage. There has been controversy over whether such operations can duly be called "war". Nevertheless, nations have been developing their capabilities and engaged in cyberwarfare either as an aggressor, defendant, or both. Definition Cyberwarfare has been defined as "actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation's computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption", but other definitions also include non-state actors, such as terrorist groups, companies, political or ideological extremist groups, hacktivists , and transnational criminal organizations. Some governments have made it an integral part of their overall military strategy, with some having invested heavily in cyberwarfare capability. Cyberwarfare is essentially a formalized version of penetration testing in which

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Anthony Blunt


Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), known as Sir Anthony Blunt , KCVO , from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy . Blunt had been a member of the Cambridge Five , a group of spies working for the Soviet Union from some time in the 1930s to at least the early 1950s. His confession was a closely held secret for many years; it was revealed publicly by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in November 1979, and he was stripped of his knighthood immediately thereafter. Blunt was Professor of the History of Art at the University of London , director of the Courtauld Institute of Art , and Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures . His monograph on the French Baroque painter Nicolas Poussin (1967) is still widely regarded as a watershed book in art history. His teaching text and reference work Art and Architecture in France 1500–1700, first published in 1953, reached its fifth edition in a sl

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Lee James Blunt Is a modern Poet from Shirebrook and has published many books of selected Poetry. Hia Poetry. Is on a wide range of subject matter although his best worki his military and war poetry. He is a former Trooper in the Queens Royal Lancers , Main Battle Tank Regiment. He did operational Tours in Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia. Web www.leebluntpoetry.webs.com www.facebook.com/bluntpoet78

Shaurya (missile)


The Shaurya missile is a canister launched hypersonic boost-glide surface-to-surface tactical missile developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for use by the Indian Armed Forces . It has a range of between 750 to 1,900 km (470 to 1,180 mi) and is capable of carrying a payload of one ton conventional or nuclear warhead. It gives the potential to strike in the short-intermediate range against any adversary. Description The Shaurya missile is speculated to be the land version of the under-water Sagarika K-15 missile , although DRDO officials have reportedly denied its connection with the K-15 programme Shaurya is stored in a composite canister, which makes it much easier to store for long periods without maintenance as well as to handle and transport. It also houses the gas generator to eject the missile from the canister before its solid propellant motors take over to hurl it at the intended target. Shaurya missiles can remain hidden or camouflaged in underground silos f

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SMAD (protein)


SMADs are intracellular proteins that transduce extracellular signals from transforming growth factor beta ligands to the nucleus where they activate downstream gene transcription. The SMADs, which form a trimer of two receptor-regulated SMADs and one co-SMAD, act as transcription factors that regulate the expression of certain genes. Classes There are three classes of SMAD: The receptor-regulated Smads ( R-SMAD ) which include SMAD1 , SMAD2 , SMAD3 , SMAD5 and SMAD8/9 The common-mediator Smad (co-SMAD) which includes only SMAD4 , which interacts with R-SMADs to participate in signaling The antagonistic or inhibitory Smads ( I-SMAD ) which include SMAD6 and SMAD7 , which block the activation of R-SMADs and Co-SMADs. Nomenclature The SMAD proteins are homologs of both the Drosophila protein, mothers against decapentaplegic (MAD ) and the Caenorhabditis elegans protein SMA (from gene sma for small body size ). The name is a portmanteau of the two. MAD mutations can be placed in an allelic series based on the re

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Roberto Landi


Roberto Landi (born January 2, 1956 in Forlì ) is an Italian association football manager, who last managed the Liberia national football team . Career Player Landi, a goalkeeper , joined the Piacenza youth system in 1966 and later joined the first team, then playing in Serie C1 division. He later moved to Modena as second-choice goalkeeper, and then played also for Ravenna and Siena , before to leave Italy to join the North American Soccer League in 1979, at the age of 23. During his North American time, he played for Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Sting , before signing for South African side Kaizer Chiefs FC , and returning in the United States with New York Cosmos in 1983. He then returned in Italy and played for a number of amateur sides before retiring at the age of 30. Coach Landi served as goalkeeping coach for the United States men's national football team during their 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup campaigns. From 1992 to 1995 he served as head coach of Italian amateur team Marignano. In 1998,

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David James Simon Landi 1st. U.S. Author, Historian, Computer Architect, Bibliophile and Antiquarian, of the Noble Landi line Italy back to 1678 Count Nicolo Landi (purchased Bardi Castle with his noble brother Franchesco) Author of: "The Noble House of The Landi" 1300 Year’s of Noble Royal Lando, " The Landulfides" The Landi Suevi, 2300 Year Landi Family History 2017.

Harry E. Sloan


Harry Evans Sloan (born March 8, 1950) is an American business executive. He is the chairman and chief executive officer at Global Eagle Acquisition Corp, since February 2, 2011. Sloan also serves as a director at ZeniMax Media . Sloan served as chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 2005 to 2009, where he remains a consultant, and SBS Broadcasting (1990-2001). Personal life Sloan was born to a working class Jewish family in Torrance, California . His father worked in the parts department at Douglas Aircraft; his mother was a substitute teacher and helped found the first Jewish temple in the South Bay. Sloan has two daughters from his first marriage. He is married to immigrant Florence (née Low) Sloan who is of Malaysian Chinese descent. They have two sons. Sloan lives in Los Angeles, California. Career From 1976 to 1983, he was an entertainment lawyer with Sloan, Kuppin and Ament, which he founded in Los Angeles. Sloan served as co-chairman of New World Entertainment Ltd. from 1983 to 1989. He

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Faisal bin Musaid


Faisal bin Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (4 April 1944 – 18 June 1975) ( Arabic : الأمير فيصل بن مساعد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ‎‎, ِ Fayṣal bin Musāʿid bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ʾĀl Saʿūd ) was the regicide and also nephew of King Al Faisal . Early life Faisal was born in 1944. His father was Prince Musa'id , the paternal half brother of King Faisal, and his mother was Watfa, a daughter of Muhammad bin Talal, the 12th (and last) Rashidi Emir . His parents divorced. He and his brothers and sisters were much closer to their maternal Rashidi relatives than their paternal Al Saud relatives. In 1966, his older brother Khaled, a Wahhabist , was killed during an assault on a new television station in Riyadh . Wahhabi clerics opposed the establishment of a national television service, as they believed it immoral to produce images of humans . The details of his death are disputed. Some reports allege that he actually died resisting arrest outside his own home. No investigation over his death was ever initiated. Faisal had a

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Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde


Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormond (17 October 1304 – 7 October 1363) was an English noblewoman born in Knaresborough Castle to Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford , and Elizabeth , daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile . After the deaths of her parents, she was placed in the care of her aunt Mary Plantagenet and brought up at Amesbury Priory alongside various cousins including Joan Gaveston, Isabel of Lancaster and Joan de Monthermer. Edward II of England gave the priory a generous allowance of 100 marks annually for the upkeep of Eleanor and her younger cousin, Joan Gaveston. Eleanor was married twice; first in 1327 to James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond , (son of Edmund Butler, Earl of Carrick and Lady Joan FitzGerald ) who died in 1337 and secondly, six years later in 1343, to Thomas de Dagworth, Lord Dagworth who was killed in an ambush in Brittany in 1352. By her first marriage, Eleanor was an ancestress of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr , Queens consort of King Henry VIII of E

The Faithful Hussar


" The Faithful Hussar " (German: " Der treue Husar ") is a German song based on a folk song known in various versions since the 19th century. In its current standard form, it is a carnival song from Cologne since the 1920s. Origin and history A source claims, that in the estate of Caspar Josef Carl von Mylius (1749–1831) a handwritten version of the text from 1781 was found, that Mylius brought from Austria to Cologne. The proof was found after his death in 1831. This version is supposedly the oldest ever. Since this version obviously has not been published, the exact wording and the correspondence with later versions can not currently be verified. In 1808 Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano in the third volume of their collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn published a version of the text under the title " Die gute Sieben " (The good seven). Achim von Arnim had compiled from this text from five different versions, that had been recorded by Bernhard Joseph Docen, Auguste Pattberg, Bettina von Arnim and two unkno

Mirzapur (Lok Sabha constituency)


Mirzapur Lok Sabha constituency ( Hindi : मिर्ज़ापुर लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र ) is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India . This constituency covers the entire Mirzapur district . Assembly segments Presently, Mirzapur Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are: Constituency number Name Reserved for ( SC / ST /None) District Number of electorates (2009) 395 Chhanbey SC Mirzapur 264,314 396 Mirzapur None Mirzapur 294,806 397 Majhawan None Mirzapur 295,196 398 Chunar None Mirzapur 272,473 399 Marihan None Mirzapur 272,891 Total: 1,399,680 Members of Parliament Lok Sabha Duration Name of the Member Political Party First 1952-57 John N. Wilson Indian National Congress Second 1957-62 John N. Wilson Indian National Congress Third 1962-67 Shyam Dhar Mishra Indian National Congress Fourth 1967-71 Bansh Narain Singh Bharatiya Jana Sangh Fifth 1971-77 Aziz Imam Indian National Congress Sixth 1977-80 Faqir Ali Ansa

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Frederic Nicholls


Frederic Thomas Nicholls (November 22, 1856 – October 25, 1921) was a Canadian businessman, electrical engineer and politician. He was a Conservative senator representing the senatorial division of Toronto, Ontario from 1917 to 1921. In 1900 Nicholls became second vice-president as well as manager of Canadian General Electric. An eloquent champion of electricity, he was president of the National Electric Light Association of the United States in 1896-97 and brought its annual convention to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in 1897. Frederic Nicholls was a member of Edison Pioneers. He worked on the Toronto Power Company Plant with Dr. Frederick Stark Pearson of the Pearson Engineering Corporation of New York. The Toronto Power station was opened in 1906 by the Electrical Development Company of Ontario, led by Toronto Billionaire financier Henry Pellatt , who owned that city's Casa Loma . Pellatt hired the same architect, Edward J. Lennox to design both his home and his hydroelectric generator in Niagara Falls. Pellatt

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Elizabeth de Bohun


Lady Elizabeth de Bohun, Countess of Arundel, Countess of Surrey (c. 1350 – 3 April 1385) was a member of the Anglo-Norman Bohun family, which wielded much power in the Welsh Marches and the English government. She was the first wife of Richard FitzAlan , a powerful English nobleman and military commander in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II . She was the mother of seven of his children, and as the wife of one of the most powerful nobles in the realm, enjoyed much prestige and took precedence over most of the other peers' wives. Family and lineage Lady Elizabeth de Bohun was born around 1350, the daughter of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton and Elizabeth de Badlesmere . Her older brother Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford married Joan FitzAlan , a sister of the 11th Earl of Arundel , by whom he had two daughters. Elizabeth had a half-brother, Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March , by her mother's first marriage to Sir Edmund Mortimer. Her paternal grandparents were Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl

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Photo Raster


Photo Raster is advanced online photo editor . Photo Raster contains integrated tools for digital painting , layer editing , non-destructive editing , photo retouching , image adjustments and filters . The application is written in JavaScript and uses various HTML5 elements for its function, like WebGL for GPU acceleration. Features Paint tools (brush, pencil, eraser, smudge, blur , sharpen , dodge, burn, contrast , saturation ) Layer based editing (Blending modes, Opacity control, Merging, Transformation ) Layer masks (up to four mask per layer, mask tools) Image filters (blur, sharpen, find edges , noise , denoise , distort, pixelize , render textures) Image adjustments (brightness, contrast, exposure, hue/saturation/lightness, color balance , vibrance, desaturate, threshold ) Selection tools ( rectangular / elliptical / polygonal selections, selection operations) Image transformations ( resize , rotate , flip , crop ) Version history Version Release date Significant changes 0.4 5 February 2012 Initial rele

Kasungu District


Kasungu is a district in the Central Region of Malawi . The capital is Kasungu . The district covers an area of 7,878 km², borders Zambia and has a population of 480,659. In Kasungu District you can cross the border into Zambia and take the legendary "100 miles of rough road" to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. If you survive the road, this is one of the great animal parks of southern Africa. Kasungu was the home to Malawi's first president, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda . Government and administrative divisions There are nine National Assembly constituencies in Kasungu: Kasungu - Central Kasungu - East Kasungu - North Kasungu - North East Kasungu - North-North East Kasungu - North West Kasungu - South Kasungu - South East Kasungu - West Since the 2009 election most of these constituencies (except Kasungu North, which has been held by members of the Democratic Progressive Party ) have been held by members of the Malawi Congress Party . The district has a number of traditional leaders, among them T/As Kaomba

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Kasungu district is renowned for its fertile soils and no wonder farming/ulimi is an activity that they cherish very much.Tobacco is grown there with intensity but of late tobacco prices have slumped and therefore this has affected the livelihoods of achikumbe These fertile soils have attracted a lot of other tribes from the south who have since been assimilated into the great district.

Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta


Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta is a legendary Sumerian account, of preserved, early post-Sumerian copies, composed in the Neo-Sumerian period (ca. 21st century BC). It is one of a series of accounts describing the conflicts between Enmerkar, king of Unug-Kulaba (Uruk), and the unnamed king of Aratta (probably somewhere in modern Iran or Armenia). Because it gives a Sumerian account of the "confusion of tongues", and also involves Enmerkar constructing temples at Eridu and Uruk, it has, since the time of Samuel Kramer,[1] been compared with the Tower of Babel narrative in the Book of Genesis. Synopsis Near the beginning of the account, the following background is provided: "In those days of yore, when the destinies were determined, the great princes allowed Unug Kulaba's E-ana to lift its head high. Plenty, and carp floods and the rain which brings forth dappled barley were then increased in Unug Kulaba. Before the land of Dilmun yet existed, the E-ana of Unug Kulaba was well founded."[2] E-ana was a temple

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Coloured vote constitutional crisis


The Coloured vote constitutional crisis, also known as the Coloured vote case, was a constitutional crisis that occurred in the Union of South Africa during the 1950s as the result of an attempt by the Nationalist government to remove Coloured voters in the Union's Cape Province from the common voters' rolls. It developed into a dispute between Parliament and the executive, on the one hand, and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, on the other hand, over the power of Parliament to amend an entrenched clause in the South Africa Act (the constitution) and the power of the Appellate Division to overturn the amendment as unconstitutional. The crisis ended when the government enlarged the Senate and altered its method of election, allowing the amendment to be successfully enacted.[1] Background Before the creation of the Union of South Africa, elections in the Cape Colony were conducted on the basis of the qualified franchise. This meant that the right to vote was limited to men meeting property and lite

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Fate (video game)


Fate is a 2005 single-player action role-playing game originally released for the PC by WildTangent . Fate was released for the PC Steam client on December 12, 2013. Three sequels — titled Fate: Undiscovered Realms , Fate: The Traitor Soul and Fate: The Cursed King — were released in 2008, 2009 and 2011 respectively. Gameplay Fate is a fantasy action role-playing game . This type of game is also known as a dungeon crawler , in which the player takes his/her character through progressively difficult levels of a dungeon, fighting monsters, completing quests, collecting valuable items and gold, and improving the character's attributes and skills along the way. The dungeon in Fate has a randomized layout for each level; treasures found within each level are randomized, as are the number and type of monsters. Fate is rendered fully in 3D , allowing the player to zoom in and out of the action as necessary; however, the camera cannot be rotated. In The Traitor Soul and The Cursed King (but not Undiscovered Realms) y

Congo River


The Congo River (also known as the Zaire River; French: (le) fleuve Congo/Zaïre; Portuguese: rio Congo/Zaire; Kongo: Nzâdi Kôngo) is the second longest river in Africa after Nile and the second largest river in the world by discharge volume of water (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 ft).[2] The Congo-Chambeshi river has an overall length of 4,700 km (2,920 mi), which makes it the ninth-longest river (in terms of discharge, the Chambeshi is a tributary of the Lualaba River, Lualaba being the name of the Congo River upstream of the Boyoma Falls, extending for 1,800 km). Measured along the Lualaba, the Congo River has a total length of 4,370 km (2,715 mi). It crosses the equator twice.[3] The Congo Basin has a total area of about 4 million km2 , or 13% of the entire African landmass. Name The name River Congo originated from the Kingdom of Kongo which was located on the southern bank of the river. The kingdom in turn is named for the Bantu populatio

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...Congo. We lived there a year. I remember riding in a dugout canoe on the Congo river near Bolenge. We lived in Coquilhatville, now called Mbandaka

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The Lion King


The Lion King is a 1994 American animated epic musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd Disney animated feature film, and the fourth animated film produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, and original scores were written by Hans Zimmer. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa and was influenced by William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa

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Taylor Swift


Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her eponymous debut album in 2006 peaked at number five on Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. The album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Award

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Donald Trump


Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born in Queens, New York City and earned an economics degree from the Wharton School. For 45 years, he managed The Trump Organization, the real estate development firm founded by his paternal grandmother. His career focused on building or renovating office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He started several side ventures and branded various products with his firm's name. He produced and hosted The Apprentice television show for 12 years. As of 2017, he was the 544th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion. Trump had long expressed interest in politics; he eventually entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. Commentators described his political positions as populist, protectionist, and nationalist.

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Pitts Special


Lil Stinker in the Smithsonian S-1S Modified S-1S Modified S-1S Christen Industries S-2B Pitts Special belonging to the Pitts Specials Formation Aerobatic Team 2001 Aviat Pitts S-2C S1-11b Pitts Special Pitts S-2A Cockpit of Pitts S-2A Pitts S-2B Pitts S-1E Pitts S-1T Pitts Special in flight The Pitts Special (company designations S1 and S2 ) is a series of light aerobatic biplanes designed by Curtis Pitts . It has accumulated many competition wins since its first flight in 1944. The Pitts biplanes dominated world aerobatic competition in the 1960s and 1970s and, even today, remain a potent competition aircraft in the lower categories. Design and development Curtis Pitts began the design of a single-seat aerobatic biplane in 1943–1944. The design has been refined continuously since the prototype first flew in September 1944; however, the current Pitts S2 still remains quite close to the original in concept and in design. Several of the aircraft that Curtis Pitts built had a picture of a skunk on them and wer

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The United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ; ) is a United Nations (UN) programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries . It is a member of the United Nations Development Group . The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II . The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System , and the words "international" and "emergency"

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Coonan Cross Oath


Mar Thoma I , the leader of the Coonan Cross Oath The Coonan Cross Oath (Koonan Kurishu Satyam), taken on 3 January 1653, was a public avowal by members of the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala , India that they would not submit to Portuguese dominance in ecclesiastical and secular life. The swearing of the oath at Mattancherry was a major event in the history of the Saint Thomas Christian community and marked a major turning point in its relations with the Portuguese colonial forces . The oath resulted in the breaking up of 54 years of Portuguese Padroado (Patronage) Jurisdiction over the Malankara Syrian Church , started with the synod of Diamper inde 1599 A.D. convoked by the Portuguese Archbishop Dom Alexio De Menezes. Background The Saint Thomas Christians remain in communion with the Church of the East . It is believed that Malabar Church was in communion with the Church of the East from CE 300 to CE 1599. With the establishment of Portuguese power in parts of India, clergy of that empire, i

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Alabama in the American Civil War


The State of Alabama declared that it had seceded from the United States of America on January 11, 1861. It then quickly joined the Confederate States during the American Civil War . A slave state , Alabama provided a significant source of troops and leaders, military material, supplies, food, horses and mules; however, very little of the state's cotton crop could be sold, as the main port of Mobile was closed off by the U.S. Navy . Secession After the election of Abraham Lincoln from the anti-slavery Republican Party in 1860, the State of Alabama decided to declare secession from the United States, in order to oppose the equality and citizenship of African Americans, and in order to prolong and perpetuate the practice of slavery in the state. In December 1860, Stephen F. Hale , Alabama's commissioner to Kentucky, wrote a letter to the latter state's governor of Alabama's justification for secession. In it, he voiced support for the Dred Scott decision, condemned the Republican Party for opposing slavery, and

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Joseph Ayo Babalola


Joseph Ayo Babalola (25 April 1904 – 26 July 1959) was the founder of the Christ Apostolic Church , popularly called Aladura in Nigeria . He was credited with healing powers. Early life Babalola was born of Yoruba parents at Odo-Owa, Kwara State , Nigeria. He was brought up as an Anglican . He was registered at an elementary school at Oto-Awori on Badagry Road, Lagos State , in 1914. He got to standard four, before he became a blacksmith's apprentice and he learned it for two years, before he became a steamroller operator under the PWD (Public Works Department), then under the control of Great Britain, learning to become a steamroller driver. After 15 days of learning to drive the caterpillar, he was able to drive it without any assistance. After nine months; he became a master in his class. A steamroller was first given to him on 1 April 1928 to work on the Osogbo – Ilesha road. On June 14, 1928 he was transferred to Akure – Ilesha road. On 9 October 1928 at about 12 o'clock he was by his steamroller by t

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Walter H. Schottky


Walter Hans Schottky (23 July 1886 – 4 March 1976) was a German physicist who played a major early role in developing the theory of electron and ion emission phenomena, invented the screen-grid vacuum tube in 1915 and the pentode in 1919 while working at Siemens , co-invented the ribbon microphone and ribbon loudspeaker along with Dr. Erwin Gerlach in 1924 and later made many significant contributions in the areas of semiconductor devices, technical physics and technology. Early life Schottky's father was mathematician Friedrich Hermann Schottky (1851–1935). Schottky had one sister and one brother. His father was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Zurich in 1882, and Schottky was born four years later. The family then moved back to Germany in 1892, where his father took up an appointment at the University of Marburg . Schottky graduated from the Steglitz Gymnasium in Berlin in 1904. He completed his B.S. degree in physics , at the University of Berlin in 1908, and he completed his Ph.D.

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Honeywell ALF 502


The YF102-LD-100 was tested on an AJ Savage in the early 1970s. Honeywell ALF 502 on a BAe 146 The Lycoming ALF 502 is a geared turbofan engine produced by Lycoming , AlliedSignal and then Honeywell Aerospace . The original YF102 was developed at the Lycoming Turbine Engine Division in Stratford, Connecticut by adding a fan to the Lycoming T55 engine, which was used as the gas generator. Six engines were built for the Northrop YA-9 prototype ground-attack aircraft. These engines were later reused in the C-8A Quiet Short-Haul Research Aircraft (QSRA) . The ALF 502 was certified in 1980, and used on the British Aerospace 146 and Bombardier Challenger 600 . The improved, higher-thrust Honeywell LF 507 was used on the Avro RJ update of the BAe 146. Variants The ALF502 is a high bypass turbofan with geared fan, axial-centrifugal flow high pressure compressor, reverse flow annular combustor, two-stage high pressure turbine, two-stage low pressure turbine : ALF502R-3 (single-stage supercharger) ALF502R-4: R-3 with

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Choctaw in the American Civil War


The Choctaw in the American Civil War participated in two major arenas— the Trans-Mississippi and Western Theaters. The Trans-Mississippi had the Choctaw Nation. The Western had the Mississippi Choctaw. The Choctaw Nation had removed West prior to the War. But, the Mississippi Choctaw had elected to remain in the East. Both the Choctaw Nation and the Mississippi Choctaw would ultimately side with the Confederacy. After thirty years of development, the Choctaw Nation had began to flourish in their new western environment. Their economic system was identical as the American South. Their upper class was engaged in the cotton trade with networks reaching as far as New Orleans. Confederate envoy Albert Pike successfully persuaded much of Indian country to side with the newly formed Confederate states. He conducted treaty terms and later commanded a combined force of Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole troops. The Mississippi Choctaw led a tougher existence. Through treaty provisions, they elected to

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German Americans in the American Civil War


German-Americans in the American Civil War were the largest ethnic contingent to fight for the Union . More than 200,000 native Germans served in the Union Army , notably from New York and Ohio . Thousands also served in the Confederacy , being primarily descended from Pennsylvania German ancestors who had migrated to the Carolinas in the 18th century and early 19th century, along with Swabian, Swiss, and Austrian immigrants who arrived directly in the South. German-American army units Approximately 516,000 Union soldiers, or 23.4% of all Union soldiers, were immigrants; about 216,000 of these were born in Germany. New York supplied the largest number of these native-born Germans with 36,000. Behind the Empire State came Wisconsin with 30,000 and Ohio with 20,000. Scores of individual regiments , such as the 9th Ohio , 74th Pennsylvania , 32nd Indiana (1st German) , and the 9th Wisconsin Infantry , consisted entirely of German Americans. Major recruiting efforts aimed at German Americans were conducted in Cin

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Ramanathan Gnanadesikan


Ramanathan Gnanadesikan (November 2, 1932 – July 6, 2015) was an Indian statistician, known for his work in multivariate data analysis and leadership in the field. He received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina and headed research groups in Statistics at Bell Laboratories and Bellcore . He was a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science , American Statistical Association , Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Royal Statistical Society , and Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute . He served as President of Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the International Association for Statistical Computing , the latter of which he helped found. Early life He was born in Madras (now Chennai , India ). His father A. Ramanathan Pillai, was a zoologist and university vice-chancellor. As a 12-year old boy, he sympathized with the Indian Independence movement and spent two weeks at the ashram founded by Mahatma Gandhi . He credited this experience for inspiring a lif

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Reliability of Wikipedia


Vandalism of a Wikipedia article . The section on the left is the normal, undamaged version; and on the right is the edited, damaged version. The reliability of Wikipedia (predominantly of the English-language edition ), compared to other encyclopedias and more specialized sources, has been assessed in many ways, including statistically , through comparative review, analysis of the historical patterns, and strengths and weaknesses inherent in the editing process unique to Wikipedia. Recent incidents of conflicted editing, and the use of Wikipedia for 'revenge editing' (inserting false, defamatory or biased statements into biographies) have attracted frequent publicity. An early study in the journal Nature said that in 2005, Wikipedia 's scientific articles came close to the level of accuracy in Encyclopædia Britannica and had a similar rate of "serious errors". The study by Nature was disputed by Encyclopædia Britannica, and later Nature replied to this with both a formal response and a point-by-point rebu

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Clifton Hall, Nottingham


Clifton Hall, east front Clifton Hall in 2008, east front, viewed from graveyard of the Church of St Mary the Virgin The Manor of Clifton was a historic manor situated near the City of Nottingham , England. The manor house , known as Clifton Hall is situated on the right bank of the River Trent in the village of Clifton , Nottinghamshire , ( grid reference SK54043483 ). about 3 1/2 miles south-west of the historic centre of the City of Nottingham , now partly the campus of Nottingham Trent University and partly a large council estate of modern housing. The Hall is a Grade I listed building , and is situated within the Clifton Village Conservation Area. Clifton Hall was remodelled in the late 18th century in a Georgian style. The manor was held by the de Clifton (later Clifton) family from the late 13th century to the mid-20th century. In 2008 Clifton Hall rose to national prominence when it was reported in tabloid newspapers that its millionaire owner, Anwar Rashid, and his family had left the house and s

HJT-16 Kiran


The HAL HJT-16 Kiran ("Ray of light") is an Indian two-seat intermediate jet trainer built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited . Used by the Indian Air Force for intermediate training for pilots trained on the HPT-32 Deepak . It is used by the Indian naval aerobatic team Sagar Pawan and was also used by the Indian Air Force aerobatic team Surya Kiran until February 2011, when the team was disbanded after its HJT-16 Mk I and Mk II aircraft were diverted to train fighter pilots. The Defence Ministry is expected to place an order for 20 Hawk Mk132 aircraft with HAL in late 2015 to give the Surya Kiran dedicated aircraft. Development A HAL Kiran Mark II on static display. The Kiran was designed to meet an Indian air force requirement for an intermediate jet trainer. The first aircraft powered by the Rolls Royce Viper Mk 11 was flown for the first time on 4 September 1964. The production aircraft was designated the Kiran I , and first pre-production deliveries were made to the Indian Air Force in March 1968. Later p

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Vasant Lad


Vasant Dattatray Lad is an American author, Ayurvedic physician , professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque , New Mexico. Lad is the author of numerous articles and many books on the subject of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject. He teaches the Ayurvedic Studies Programs, Level 1 and 2 as well as an advanced Gurukula program in Pune , India each year. Vasant Lad also travels throughout the world, consulting privately and giving seminars on Ayurveda , its history, theory, principles and practical applications. Biography Education and professional experience Lad received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1968 from the University of Pune , in Pune , India and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune. Before coming to the United States in 1979, Lad served as the Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune for three years and held the position of Professor o

Immaculate Heart of Mary


The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name used to refer to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary , her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and, above all, her virginal love for God the Father , her maternal love for her son Jesus , and her compassionate love for all people. The Eastern Catholic Churches occasionally utilize the image, devotion, and theology associated with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. However, this is a cause of some controversy, some seeing it as a form of liturgical latinisation . The Roman Catholic view is based on Mariology , as exemplified by Pope John Paul II 's Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae . Traditionally, the heart is depicted pierced with seven wounds or swords, in homage to the seven dolors of Mary . Also, roses or another type of flower may be wrapped around the heart. Veneration The veneration of the Heart of Mary is analogous to the worship of the Sacred Heart of Jesus . There are, however, differences in this analogy as devotion to

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Alexander Zelenyj


Alexander Zelenyj - author photo from Songs For The Lost, 2014 Alexander Zelenyj is a Canadian author of speculative fiction. He is known for his seamless merging of genres in his stories, resulting in a visionary, original and difficult-to-define style. All of his fiction has literary underpinnings, though his work is infused with genre elements running the gamut from magical realism , horror , science fiction , noir , historical , western , Bizarro , to surrealism . For this reason the term " slipstream " has often been used to describe his work, though some reviewers consider the term inadequate to define Zelenyj's unclassifiable style. Style Thematically, Zelenyj's fiction often explores the darker side of the human condition. His stories are known for being emotionally harrowing, with elements of the surreal and bizarre interwoven among their plots. This emotional impact often has a distinctly melancholy character, with violence, depression, and suicide being recurring themes. The Canadian landscap

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Strabane Grammar School


Strabane Grammar School was a grammar school located just outside Strabane , County Tyrone , Northern Ireland. It was within the Western Education and Library Board area. As part of the 2020 scheme, the school was officially shut down on 30 June 2011 to join with Strabane High School, to create a Strabane Academy. Location The school was located on 23 acres (93,000 m ) of wooded grounds at Milltown House just outside Strabane . It overlooked the River Mourne to the south of the town. History Milltown House The main school building, Milltown House, was built in 1887 and for a time was the residence of hymn-writer and poet Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander , best known for her hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful . Milltown House was used as the Headmasters Study, the Reception, a History Room, a Staff Room, an I.T suite and two English Rooms. Academic success For the last 9 years of the schools existence, it ranked 1st out of all Controlled Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland concerning exam results, and was placed

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2016 Budapest bombing


The September 2016 Budapest explosion occurred on 24 September 2016 when a young man detonated a nail bomb to kill two patrolling police officers. A policeman and a policewoman suffered injuries but survived the attack. After the incident the police chief in charge announced a full-scale investigation and promised to give 10 million HUF to the ones who report the perpetrator. According to Zsolt Molnár , the chairman of the National Security Commission of the Hungarian Parliament, the attack unlikely has anything to do with the 2016 Terror Wave in Europe. The alleged perpetrator was caught on 19 October 2016 by the Counter Terrorism Centre in Keszthely . The 23 years old man is a Hungarian citizen without any kind of criminal antecedents; his father was earlier the mayor of Karmacs , a small village in Zala county . References Nyilas Gergely (2016-10-20). "Volt előjele, hogy a karmacsi férfi fog robbantani" . Index.hu . Retrieved 2016-10-20 . "Teréz körút: muszlim terroristáról szó sincs" (in Hungarian). SkyN

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...citizen without any kind of criminal antecedents. His father was earlier the mayor of Karmacs, a small village in Zala county. And where is this attacker now? July 3 2017

Prairie dogs


Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys ) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America . The five species are: black-tailed , white-tailed , Gunnison's , Utah , and Mexican prairie dogs . They are a type of ground squirrel , found in the United States , Canada and Mexico . In Mexico, prairie dogs are found primarily in the northern states, which lie at the southern end of the Great Plains: northeastern Sonora , north and northeastern Chihuahua , northern Coahuila , northern Nuevo León , and northern Tamaulipas . In the United States, they range primarily to the west of the Mississippi River , though they have also been introduced in a few eastern locales. Despite the name, they are not canines . Etymology Prairie dogs raise their heads from their burrows in response to disturbances. Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. The name was in use at least as early as 1774. The 1804 journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition note that in S

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