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Golden Years (miniseries)

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Golden Years (miniseries)

Golden Years (also referred to as Stephen King's Golden Years) is an American television miniseries that aired in seven parts on CBS in 1991. Production King called Golden Years a "novel for television"; it originated as an idea for a novel that sat in his notebook for years.[1] He "wrote the first five episodes and outlined the last two."[1] King credited Twin Peaks for making it possible for Golden Years to be produced:[1] "Up until Twin Peaks came on, the only sort of continuing drama that TV understood was soap opera, Dallas, Knots Landing, that sort of thing. To some degree David Lynch gave them that. But he turned the whole idea of that continuing soap opera inside out like a sock. If you think of Twin Peaks as a man, it's a man in delirium, a man spouting stream-of-consciousness stuff. Golden Years is like Twin Peaks without the delirium." The miniseries was to lead into a regular series, and therefore ended on a cliffhanger. CBS, however, decided not to pick up the option on the full series, and i ...more...

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Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is a retired American political figure and businessman. Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again from 2001 to 2006 under George W. Bush.[2] He is both the youngest and the second-oldest person to have served as Secretary of Defense. Additionally, Rumsfeld was a three-term U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1963–1969), Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (1969–1970), Counsellor to the President (1969–1973), the United States Permanent Representative to NATO (1973–1974), and White House Chief of Staff (1974–1975). Born in Illinois, Rumsfeld attended Princeton University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in political science. After serving in the Navy for three years, he mounted a campaign for Congress in Illinois' 13th Congressional District, winning in 1962 at the age of 30. While in Congress, he was a leading co-sponsor of the Freedom of Information Act. Rumsfeld reluctantly accepted an appointment by President Ri ...more...

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Emilija

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Francesco Maria Guazzo

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Francesco Maria Guazzo

The Obscene Kiss, an illustration of witches kissing the Devil's anus from Francesco Maria Guazzo's Compendium Maleficarum (1608). Francesco Maria Guazzo, aka Guaccio, aka Guaccius (1570[1]–16??) was an Italian priest. Is most well known for the writing the Compendium Maleficarum (Book of Witches). He was a member of one of the oldest of the Catholic Ambrosian orders. These religious brotherhoods had appeared at various times since the 14th Century in and around the city of Milan and were quite plentiful, but the only one to attain more than simply local importance was the ‘Fratres Sancti Ambrosii ad Nemus’ sometimes known as 'The Brethren of the Grove'. Before 1441 there were various monasteries that were canonically recognized under the name ‘Fratres Sancti Ambrosii ad Nemus’ but there was little link between them. However, in 1441 Pope Eugene IV merged them into one congregation called ‘Congregatio Sancti Ambrosii ad Nemus’ of which Francesco Maria Guazzo was a member under the papacy of Pope Sixtus V a ...more...

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Fritz Kolbe

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Fritz Kolbe

Fritz Kolbe (25 September 1900 – 16 February 1971) was a German diplomat who became a spy against the Nazis in World War II. Early life Kolbe was born on 25 September 1900 in Berlin to middle-class parents. His father was a saddle maker. Throughout his childhood he was influenced by his father's guidance to be courageous and "always do what he thought right" and the Wandervogel movement, which beginning in 1914 also helped to develop his principled conduct and integrity. Activities with the group of fellow middle-class people allowed him to get away from his family, enjoy nature, and engage in sports.[1] Kolbe was conscripted into the German army as a civilian worker in October 1917. He was assigned to a telegraph unit and then an engineer battalion between August 1918 and the end of the year. After the war he rejoined the Wandervogel movement. The post-World War I period saw the formation of up to 2,000 youth groups and organizations. These were generally opposed to the government and society of the Weima ...more...

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Castle Rock (TV series)

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Castle Rock (TV series)

Castle Rock is an American psychological horror anthology web television series based on characters and settings from the stories of Stephen King that premiered on July 25, 2018 on Hulu. The series, created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason and starring André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy, and Sissy Spacek, intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. On August 14, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season. Premise Castle Rock combines "the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland."[1] Cast and characters Main André Holland as Henry Matthew Deaver, a criminal law attorney in Texas specializing in capital punishment cases. He left Castle Rock after the townspeople suspected his involvement in his adoptive father's death, but returns upon receiving a strange request. Caleel Harris p ...more...

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an eight-episode anthology series on TNT based on short stories written by Stephen King. It debuted on July 12, 2006, and ended its run on August 2, 2006. Although most of them are from the collection of the same name, there are some stories from different collections by King. A trailer confirming a DVD release of the series was made available in October 2006. The series was filmed entirely in Melbourne, Australia. Production Episodes based on stories from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes collection are "Umney's Last Case", "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band", "The End of the Whole Mess", "The Fifth Quarter" and "Crouch End". The balance of episodes are adaptations of "The Road Virus Heads North" and "Autopsy Room Four", collected in Everything's Eventual, and "Battleground" from the anthology Night Shift. Stars include Tom Berenger, William H. Macy, Kim Delaney, Steven Weber, Ron Livingston, William Hurt, Samantha Mathis, and an uncredit ...more...

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RoccStar

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RoccStar

Leon "Roccstar" Youngblood Jr. (born October 31, 1989) is a Grammy-nominated American music producer, songwriter, recording artist and rapper. Youngblood has written and produced songs for artists such as Chris Brown, Rihanna, Post Malone, Usher, Rita Ora, Fergie, Prince Royce, Kendrick Lamar, J.Lo, and Melissa Etheridge.[1][2][3] He wrote and produced a number of tracks on Chris Brown's album X, which was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy Award in 2014.[4] The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, which featured Youngblood's song "Rude", was also nominated for a Grammy for best soundtrack in December 2015.[5] Youngblood is signed to Atlantic Records as an artist. The music video for his own debut single, "Confidence", premiered on Billboard in 2014.[6] Career Youngblood took Visual and Performing Arts programs at Hollywood High School. Leon Youngblood Sr, Roccstar's father brokered the deal with David Lighty who connected his brother Chris Lighty who became Roccstar's manager and helped him ge ...more...

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The Langoliers (miniseries)

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The Langoliers (miniseries)

The Langoliers is a horror miniseries consisting of two episodes of 1½ hours each (two hours each with commercials). It was directed and written by Tom Holland and based on the novella by Stephen King from the four part anthology book Four past Midnight. The series was produced by Mitchell Galin and David R. Kappes. The miniseries originally aired May 14–15, 1995 on the ABC network. Plot During a red eye flight of a Lockheed L-1011 from Los Angeles International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport, the plane flies through a strange light, and most of the passengers and flight crew disappear, leaving behind only personal artifacts. Only those passengers who were asleep remain, and discover the predicament when they wake. Pilot Brian Engle, deadheading on the flight, takes the controls; unable to contact any other airport, he decides to land the plane at a small airport in Bangor, Maine. In addition to Engle, the other passengers include: Nick Hopewell, a mysterious Englishman; Laurel Stevenson, a ...more...

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Trabeculae carneae

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Trabeculae carneae

The trabeculae carneae (columnae carneae, or meaty ridges), are rounded or irregular muscular columns which project from the inner surface of the right ventricle of the heart.[1] These are different from the pectinate muscles, which are present in the atria of the heart. Types There are 2 kinds: Some are attached along their entire length on one side and merely form prominent ridges, Others are fixed at their extremities but free in the middle, as in the moderator band in the right ventricle, or the papillary muscles that holds chordae tendinae, which are connected to cusps of valves to control flow of blood into the heart Function The purpose of the trabeculae carneae is most likely to prevent suction that would occur with a flat surfaced membrane and thus impair the heart's ability to pump efficiently. The trabeculae carneae also serve a function similar to that of papillary muscles in that their contraction pulls on the chordae tendineae, preventing inversion of the mitral (bicuspid) and tricuspid ...more...

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History of Balochistan

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History of Balochistan

The history of Balochistan began in 650 BCE with vague allusions to the region in Greek historical records. Balochistan is divided between the Pakistani province of Balochistan, the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan and the Afghan region of Balochistan. Prehistoric Balochistan dates to the Paleolithic. Pre-Islamic history The earliest evidence of human occupation in what is now Balochistan is dated to the Paleolithic era, represented by hunting camps, chipped and flaked stone tools. The earliest settled villages in the region date to the ceramic Neolithic (c. 7000–5500 BCE),[1] and included the site of Mehrgarh located in the Kachi Plain. These villages expanded in size during the subsequent Chalcolithic, when interaction increased. This involved the movement of finished goods and raw materials, including chank shell, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and ceramics. By the Bronze Age in 2500 BCE, Pakistani Balochistan had become part of the Harappan cultural orbit, providing key resources to the expansive se ...more...

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Ken Scott (actor)

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Ken Scott (actor)

Ken Scott (born Kenneth E. Schibath; October 13, 1928 – December 2, 1986) was an American actor best known for his work in films in the 1950s and on television after that.[1] Biography Born in Brooklyn, New York, Scott was the son of interior decorator Ernst Schibath and attended school at Erasmus Hall High School and Colby Academy. He worked as a truck driver, an artist, an actor, a salesman and finally a TV announcer at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. Discovered by producer Buddy Adler on a television show. he was contracted to 20th Century Fox on Oct. 8, 1956 with his first work narrating the film Three Brave Men.[2] He had lead roles in several of the studio's API second features and made appearances in some of Fox's major films. Following his years at Fox he appeared as a guest star on numerous American television series, Select Credits Three Brave Men (1956) - Naval Investigator Talking to Gibbons (uncredited) The True Story of Jesse James (1957) The Way to the Gold (1957) - Intern The Three Faces ...more...

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Johnny Sandison

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Johnny Sandison

Johnny Sandison (1925–2004) was a broadcaster in Regina, Saskatchewan whose career spanned more than 40 years. Born in Regina, Sandison served in the wartime Royal Canadian Navy and the Regina Fire Department before beginning his broadcasting career as an announcer/operator at CKRM Radio in 1953. In 1958 he replaced Fred Sear as the morning host on CKCK. Sandison's popularity as the "Morning Mayor" skyrocketed on the powerful CKCK. His audience was estimated at its peak at 300,000 listeners—astonishing for a market the size of southern Saskatchewan. In 1965 Sandison increased his visibility by becoming the evening weatherman on CKCK-TV. In the late 1970s, after recovering from heart surgery, Sandison left radio and became a full-time staffer of the television station, adding a daily talk show to his weather duties. At CKTV he formed a third of the highly popular Newservice 6pm team with news anchor James Allyn and sportscaster Dale Isaac. Sandison volunteered with several organizations, and was a much-sou ...more...

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Tacky (song)

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Tacky (song)

"Tacky" is a song by American musician "Weird Al" Yankovic from his fourteenth studio album, Mandatory Fun (2014). The song is a parody of the 2013 single "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. The song mocks questionable taste in fashion as well as activities considered gauche. Yankovic recorded the song as one of the last on Mandatory Fun, and received Williams' approval directly, through email. He remarked he was "honored" to have his work spoofed by Yankovic. The song's one-shot music video parodies "Happy", and was the first in a series of eight videos released over eight days in promotion of Mandatory Fun. It features cameo appearances by Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black, and was produced by Nerdist Industries. Background Pharrell Williams was "honored" to give Yankovic permission to use his song "Happy". As usual for him, Yankovic sought permission from the original artists for his parodies on Mandatory Fun; in contrast to previous albums, he had few difficultie ...more...

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S v Mamabolo

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S v Mamabolo

S v Mamabolo is a case in which the Constitutional Court of South Africa dealt with the relationship between contempt of court and freedom of speech. The court held that a person could only be convicted of "scandalising the court" for a statement made outside of the court if that statement "really was likely to damage the administration of justice". The court also held that the procedure applied in the High Court for prosecution of the offence, whereby the judge could summon the accused, question him and summarily convict him of contempt, was an unjustifiable violation of the right to a fair trial.[1][2] References "The State v Russell Mamabolo: Media Summary" (PDF). Constitutional Court. 11 April 2001. Retrieved 7 June 2013. "South Africa: S v. Mamabolo (e.tv and Others Intervening)". ARTICLE 19. Retrieved 7 June 2013. External links Text of the judgment ...more...

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (usually referred to as F&SF) is a U.S. fantasy and science fiction magazine first published in 1949 by Fantasy House, a subsidiary of Lawrence Spivak's Mercury Press. Editors Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas had approached Spivak in the mid-1940s about creating a fantasy companion to Spivak's existing mystery title, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The first issue was titled The Magazine of Fantasy, but the decision was quickly made to include science fiction as well as fantasy, and the title was changed correspondingly with the second issue. F&SF was quite different in presentation from the existing science fiction magazines of the day, most of which were in pulp format: it had no interior illustrations, no letter column, and text in a single column format, which in the opinion of science fiction historian Mike Ashley "set F&SF apart, giving it the air and authority of a superior magazine".[1] F&SF quickly became one of the leading ma ...more...

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Malik Saeed Dehwar

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Malik Muhammad Saeed Dehwar was the secretary of the Kalat State National Party.[1] Malik Muhammad Saeed Dehwar was born on 15 December 1918 in the village Tiri in Mastung district, Pakistan. He belongs to the tribe of khawajakhail Dehwar living in Mastung valley. He attended public school in Mastung and then Islamia College Peshawar. He completed a Masters in Politics from Balochistan University in 1947. He has three daughters and seven sons; Malik Naseer Ahmad, Malik Bashir Ahmad, Malik Nadir khan, Malik Zaheer Ahmad, Malik Zain-ul-Abdin, Malik Abdul Majeed, Malik Abdul Hammed.[1] After his death his son Malik Bashir Ahmad is head of village Tiri in Mastung District. He was a friend and companion of Nawab Yousuf Ali Magsi and Khan Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai. He was familiar with the Urdu, Persian, English and Balochi languages.[1] His first book was Balochistan Gabil-e-Tareek, issued in 1971 by Balochi Academy.[1] He died at the age of 89 on 10 April 2005. References Contemporary history of Balochis ...more...

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Ichamati River

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Ichamati River

Ichamati River (Bengali: ইছামতী নদী) (also spelt Ichhamati), is a trans-boundary river which flows through India and Bangladesh and also forms the boundary between the two countries.[1] The river is facing the problem of siltation leading to thin flow of water in the dry season and floods in the rainy season. Experts are handling the situation and remedial matters are being discussed between the governments of India and Bangladesh.[2] Ichamati flow Ichamati River is now in three parts: (1) The longer part flows from the Mathabhanga River, a distributary of the Padma, and after flowing for 208 kilometres (129 mi) joins the Kalindi River near Hasnabad in North 24 Parganas and Debhata in Satkhira District. (2) Once the main river west of Dhaka and (3) Ichamati of Dinajpur. Rennel’s map of 1764–66, shows the last two rivers as one. According to a number of hydrologists, the three Ichamati rivers, in the past, were a single channel.[1][2] The second river marked above originates south of Jafarganj opposite to th ...more...

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Richard Perle

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Richard Perle

Richard Norman Perle (born September 16, 1941) is an American statesman who served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs under President Ronald Reagan. He began his political career as a senior staff member to Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson on the Senate Armed Services Committee in the 1970s.[2] He served on the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee from 1987 to 2004 where he served as chairman from 2001 to 2003 under the Bush Administration before resigning due to conflict of interests. He has been involved with several think-tanks throughout his career including the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) Board of Advisors, the Center for Security Policy (CSP), the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (as a resident fellow), the neoconservative Project for the New American Century (PNAC), and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Until December 2015 He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[3] He is also ...more...

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Water supply is the process of providing water in a systematic way through installed pumps and pipe lines. Before water is provided to a specific area, it undegoes a process called sanitation to ensure that the quality of water received is safe for human consumption. The Philippines’ water supply system dates back to 1946 after the country achieved its independence. Government agencies, local institutions, non-government organizations, and other corporations are primarily in charge in the operation and administration of water supply and sanitation in the country. Water Resources The Ambuklao Dam and Hydeoelectric Power Plant in Bokod, Benguet, Philippines. The Philippines’ main sources of water are rivers, lakes, river basins, and groundwater reservoirs. The longest and largest river, Cagayan River, discharges approximately 53, 943 million cubic meters of water annually. Its groundwater reserves are 47, 895 million cubic meters replenished by rainfall and seepage from rivers and lakes. The lakes are uti ...more...

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer. Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at age 12. He joined the army at age 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London, and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books including The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on his time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines such as The Windsor Magazine and later published collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author. After an unsuccessful bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool (as one of David Lloyd George's Independent Liberals) in the 1931 general election, Wallace moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a script writer for RKO studios. He died suddenly from undiagn ...more...

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Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams (born January 24, 1948) is an American diplomat, lawyer, and political scientist who served in foreign policy positions for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.[2] Abrams was convicted of withholding information from Congress about the Iran–Contra affair while serving under Reagan, but was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.[3] He is currently a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.[4] Additionally, Abrams holds positions on the Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf (CPSG), Center for Security Policy & National Secretary Advisory Council, Committee for a Free Lebanon, and the Project for the New American Century.[5] Abrams is a current member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and teaches foreign policy at Georgetown University as well as maintaining a CFR blog called "Pressure Points" about U.S. foreign policy and human rights.[3] In February 2014, Abrams, a commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Free ...more...

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Paul Wolfowitz

Paul Dundes Wolfowitz (born December 22, 1943) is an American political scientist and diplomat who served as the 10th President of the World Bank, United States Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, and former dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, working on issues of international economic development, Africa and public-private partnerships,[1] and chairman of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council.[2] He is considered to be a leading neoconservative.[3][4] However, Wolfowitz rejects the term and prefers to call himself a "Scoop Jackson Republican", after Democratic U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson who was known for his hawkish views on foreign policy.[5] After serving two years, he resigned as president of the World Bank Group due to scandals described by a Reuters report as "a protracted battle over his stewardship, prompted by his involvement in a high-paying pro ...more...

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Fergus Hume (c.1882) Fergusson Wright Hume (8 July 1859 – 12 July 1932), known as Fergus Hume, was a prolific English novelist.[1] Early life Hume was born in England, the second son of James Hume. When he was three the family emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand, where he was educated at Otago Boys' High School and studied law at the University of Otago. He was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 1885. Shortly after graduation Hume relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where he obtained a job as a barristers' clerk. He began writing plays, but found it impossible to persuade the managers of Melbourne theatres to accept or even to read them. Rise to fame Finding that the novels of Émile Gaboriau were then very popular in Melbourne, Hume obtained and read a set of them and determined to write a novel of the same kind. The result was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, set in Melbourne, with descriptions of poor urban life based on his knowledge of Little Bourke Street. It was self-published in 1886 and became a great s ...more...

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Lola Rodríguez de Tió

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Lola Rodríguez de Tió,[note 1] (September 14, 1843 – November 10, 1924), was the first Puerto Rican-born woman poet to establish herself a reputation as a great poet throughout all of Latin America.[1] A believer in women's rights, she was also committed to the abolition of slavery and the independence of Puerto Rico. Early years Rodríguez de Tió was born Dolores Rodríguez de Astudillo y Ponce de León [note 2] in San Germán, Puerto Rico. Her father, Sebastián Rodríguez de Astudillo, was one of the founding members of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico (literally, "Illustrious College of Attorneys," the governing body for Spanish attorneys in Puerto Rico, similar to a bar association).[2] Lola's mother, Carmen Ponce de León, was a descendant of Juan Ponce de León, who was an explorer, and the first Spanish Governor of Puerto Rico. She too was a native of the town of San Germán. Rodríguez de Tió received her education at home where she was home-tutored. She developed a lifelong love for literature ...more...

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Village East Cinema

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Village East Cinema

The Village East Cinema is a movie theater in the East Village section of New York City. One of New York's last remaining Yiddish theatre buildings, it is a New York city designated landmark,[1] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally named the Louis N. Jaffe Theater (also called the Yiddish Art Theatre (after its first tenant) and later the Yiddish Folks Theatre), the structure was built in 1925-26 by Louis Jaffe, a developer and prominent Jewish community leader, at 12th Street and Second Avenue in the Yiddish Theatre District. Jaffe built the theatre to house Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, which Schwartz had founded 1918 to present serious Yiddish drama and works from world literature in Yiddish.[1][2][3] The theatre was designed in the Moorish Revival style by Harrison Wiseman; William Pogany consulted on the interior design. The design incorporated Moorish motifs with Judaic references (Yiddish writing outside the lobby and a large Star of David in the ornate dome ...more...

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May 15 Incident

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May 15 Incident

Osaka Mainichi Shimbun describing the May 15 incident and assassination of Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi The May 15 Incident (五・一五事件 Goichigo Jiken) was an attempted coup d'état in the Empire of Japan, on May 15, 1932, launched by reactionary elements of the Imperial Japanese Navy, aided by cadets in the Imperial Japanese Army and civilian remnants of the ultra nationalist League of Blood. Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi was assassinated by 11 young naval officers. The following trial and popular support of the Japanese population led to extremely light sentences for the assassins, strengthening the rising power of Japanese militarism and weakening democracy and the rule of law in the Empire of Japan. Background As a result of the ratification of the London Naval Treaty limiting the size of the Imperial Japanese Navy, a movement grew within the junior officer corps to overthrow the government, and to replace it with military rule. This movement had parallels in the Sakurakai secret society organized within ...more...

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Ethiopian Postal Service

A post box in Addis Ababa Ethiopian Postal Service (Ethio Postal) is the national postal service of Ethiopia. Objective The purpose of the Ethio Postal is to allow a portal for mail acceptance, transfer deliveries and other postal services for its customers. The act of allowing these services to take place initially started as a need for the Ethiopian people to communicate on a nationwide scale. Ethiopian Postal Service was created by Law with the view to establish and promote Postal Services based on the development. Audience The general public Embassies consulates International Organizations External links Official website Ethio Postal Service How to mail to Ethiopia General Information about Ethiopian Postal Service History ...more...

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Tacita Charlotte Dean OBE RA (born 1965) is an English visual artist who works primarily in film. She is one of the Young British Artists, was a nominee for the Turner Prize in 1998 and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008.[1] She lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Los Angeles, California.[2][3][4] Early life and education Dean was born in Canterbury, Kent.[5] Her mother is named Jenefer and her father was Joseph Dean, a lawyer who studied classics at Merton College, Oxford.[6] She has a sister named Antigone and a brother, an architect, named Ptolemy Dean.[7] Her grandfather was Basil Dean, the founder of Ealing Studios.[8] Dean was educated at Kent College, Canterbury.[5] After a foundation year in Canterbury,[9] she studied at Falmouth University, graduating in 1988.[5] From 1990 to 1992, Dean studied for a master's degree at the Slade School of Fine Art.[5] Career In 1995, Dean was included in General Release: Young British Artists held at the XLVI Venice Biennale.[10] She is one of ...more...

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List of national postal services

This list of national postal services shows the individual national postal administrations of the world's states. All countries, with the exception of Bosnia and Herzegovina, have a single national postal service. Africa Country Company Website Status Algeria Poste Algérie poste.dz Angola Correios de Angola correiosdeangola.co.ao Benin La Poste du Bénin laposte.bj Botswana BotswanaPost botspost.co.bw Burkina Faso SONAPOST sonapost.bf Burundi Régie Nationale des Postes poste.bi Cameroon CAMPOST campostonline.com Cape Verde Correios de Cabo Verde correios.cv Central African Republic Direction des services postaux de l'Office National des Postes et de l'Épargne Chad Société tchadienne des postes et de l'épargne Côte d'Ivoire La Poste (Côte d'Ivoire) laposte.ci Democratic Republic of the Congo Congolese Posts and Telecommunications Corporation Egypt Egypt Post egyptpost.org Eritrea Eritrean Postal Service eriposta.com Ethiopia Ethiopian Postal Service ...more...

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Hridayharan B.A Pass (Indian Television Series)

Hriday Haran B.A Pass is an upcoming Bengali television comedy drama that will premiere on 13 August 2018 and will air on the Bengali television channel titled Zee Bangla. It will stream on the digital platform Zee 5.Produced by blues productions,The Show will Star Joey Debroy and Roshni Tonni Bhattacharjee in lead roles and Goutam De,Jayant Dutt Barman,Dipankar De and Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay in supporting roles [1] The Show is written by Snehasish Chakroborty known for Khokababu, Jorowar Jhumko, Tumi Robe Nirobe, and Rakhi Bandhan.The Show will take the timelsot of Zee Bangla 's ongoing serial Jamai Raja. Plot The story revolves around an aspirant lyricist. Although he is quite good at household chores, his family members criticizes him for being unemployed. Other than his grandmother, no one supports him much. Cast Joey Debroy Roshni Tonni Bhattacharjee Dipankar De Goutam De Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay References "TV serial 'Hriday Haran B.A Pass' to hit the small screen". ...more...

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Hypotrichosis

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body.[1] Typically at least the head is involved.[3] The severity of hair loss can vary from a small area to the entire body.[6] Typically inflammation or scarring is not present.[3] Hair loss in some people causes psychological distress.[2] Common types include: male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, and a thinning of hair known as telogen effluvium.[3] The cause of male-pattern hair loss is a combination of genetics and male hormones, the cause of female pattern hair loss is unclear, the cause of alopecia areata is autoimmune, and the cause of telogen effluvium is typically a physically or psychologically stressful event.[3] Telogen effluvium is very common following pregnancy.[3] Less common causes of hair loss without inflammation or scarring include the pulling out of hair, certain medications including chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, hypothyroidism, and malnutrition including iron defic ...more...

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Angulimala

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Angulimala

Aṅgulimāla (Pāli language; lit. 'finger necklace')[1][2]) is an important figure in Buddhism, particularly within the Theravāda tradition. Depicted as a ruthless brigand who completely transforms after a conversion to Buddhism, he is seen as the example par excellence of the redemptive power of the Buddha's teaching and the Buddha's skill as a teacher. Aṅgulimāla is seen by Buddhists as the "patron saint" of childbirth and is associated with fertility in South and Southeast Asia. Aṅgulimāla's story can be found in numerous sources in Pāli, Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese. Aṅgulimāla is born Ahiṃsaka. He grows up as an intelligent young man in Sāvatthī, and during his studies becomes the favorite student of his teacher. However, out of jealousy, fellow students set him up against his teacher. In an attempt to get rid of Aṅgūlimāla, the teacher sends him on a deadly mission to find a thousand human fingers to complete his studies. Trying to accomplish this mission, Aṅgulimāla becomes a cruel brigand, killing man ...more...

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Great flood of 99

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Great flood of 99

The Great flood of '99 occurred when the Periyar River in Kerala state of India flooded in the month of July, 1924. This is the year 1099 ME in the Malayalam Calendar (Kollam Era). As the Malayalam Calendar was popular in Kerala, this flood is generally called the flood of 99.The rain continued for about three weeks. Many districts of the present day Kerala were deeply submerged in water by this flood - From Trichur, to Ernakulam to Idukki, Kottayam even up to Alappuzha and Kuttanad. Even a huge mountain called Karinthiri Mala was washed away by this flood and the road to Munnar also went along with it. As the road to Munnar was lost by this flood, a new road from Ernakulam to Munnar became necessary - the present day road from Ernakulam to Munnar was constructed after this. Kundala Valley Railway which was the first monorail system in India was also completely destroyed. Cause It is a widespread belief in the old generation of Kerala that the cause of this great flood was a major breach of the Mullaperiyar ...more...

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Sillery Gaon

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Sillery Gaon

Sillery Gaon is a small village in the Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal, India. Sillery Gaon is situated at an altitude of 6000 ft. It locally known as New Darjeeling. Etymology There are many myths and legends associated with the name Sillery. It is said to be a portmanteau derived from the word Sillery, which is a plant that grows in abundance in the region. This area also abounds in cinchona plantation, which was introduced in the region by the British as a source of quinine used for the treatment of malaria. Tourist attractions The area offers views of the Mt. Kangchenjunga and its is allied peaks. An attraction for tourists visiting Sillery Gaon is Sangchen Dorjee Monastery, which was built during the Bhutanese rule in Pedong. Reach Sillery Gaon can be reached by a motorable road from Pedong. ...more...

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ISO 16750

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ISO 16750

ISO 16750, Road vehicles—Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment, is an ISO standard which provides guidance regarding environmental conditions commonly encountered by electrical and electronic systems installed in automobiles.[1] ISO 16750 has five parts: ISO 16750-1: General[1] ISO 16750-2: Electrical loads[2] ISO 16750-3: Mechanical loads[3] ISO 16750-4: Climatic loads[4] ISO 16750-5: Chemical loads[5] References ISO FDIS 16750-1:2006: Road Vehicles -- Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment -- Part 1: General, Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization ISO FDIS 16750-2:2006: Road vehicles -- Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment -- Part 2: Electrical loads, Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization ISO FDIS 16750-3:2006: Road vehicles -- Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipm ...more...

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Lifestyle

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Lifestyle

Look up lifestyle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Lifestyle may refer to: Lifestyle (sociology), the way a person lives Style of life (German: Lebensstil), dealing with the dynamics of personality Otium, ancient Roman concept of a lifestyle Television "Lifestyles", abbreviated name of the TV series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Lifestyle (TV channel), a Philippine lifestyle and entertainment cable channel owned by ABS-CBN Lifestyle (Australian TV channel), an Australian subscription television station Lifestyle (UK TV channel), a defunct British television station Lifestyle (GR series), a weekly entertainment news show that is broadcast on Alter Channel The Lifestyle, a 1999 American documentary about swinging in the United States Music Lifestyle (album), a 2000 album by the band Silkworm "Lifestyle" (song), a 2014 song by Rich Gang "Lifestyle", a song by The Original 7ven from the 2011 album Condensate "Lifestyle", a song by Yo Gotti from the 2016 mixtape White Frid ...more...



Comparative education

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Comparative education

Comparative education Comparative education is a discipline in the social sciences which entails the scrutiny and evaluation of different educational systems, such as those in various countries. Professionals in this area of endeavor are absorbed in advancing evocative terminologies and guidelines for education worldwide, enhancing educational structures and producing a context to which the success and effectivity of education programs and initiatives can be assessed.[1] Objectives and Scope According to Harold Noah (1985), and Farooq Joubish (2009), comparative education has four purposes: To describe educational systems, processes, or outcomes. To assist in the development of educational institutions and practices. To highlight the relationships between education and society. To establish generalized statements about education that are valid in more than one country. Comparative education is often incorrectly assumed to exclusively encompass studies that compare two or more different countries. In ...more...

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Robert Shields (diarist)

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Robert Shields (diarist)

Reverend Robert Shields (May 17, 1918 – October 15, 2007)[1] was a former Minister and high school English teacher who lived in Dayton, Washington,[2] United States, and left behind a diary of 37.5 million words[3] that fills 94 boxes. The diary chronicles every five minutes of his life from 1972 until a stroke disabled him in 1997. Shields's diary was longer than those kept by the journalist Edward Robb Ellis (21 million words), the poet Arthur Crew Inman (17 million words), and perhaps the most famous diarist of all, Samuel Pepys (1.25 million words).[1] Contents Believing that discontinuing his diary would be like "turning off my life",[2] he spent four hours a day in the office, on his back porch, in his underwear, recording his body temperature, blood pressure, medications, describing his urination and bowel movements, and slept for only two hours at a time so he could describe his dreams.[4] The New York Times summarized the journal as being about anything "from changing light bulbs to pondering God t ...more...

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Krushnaji Prabhakar Khadilkar

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Krushnaji Prabhakar Khadilkar (Devanagari: कृष्णाजी प्रभाकर खाडिलकर) (25 November 1872 – 26 August 1948) was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. George calls him "a prominent lieutenant of Lokmanya Tilak". He was editor of Kesari, Lokmanya and Navakal. Khadilkar in the beginning of his career wrote prose-plays, but achieved "even greater recognition" with plays like Svayamvara – which had songs which were based on Indian classical music. The notability of his dramatic technique, in his fifteen plays, was to "endow ancient Hindu legends and tales with contemporary political significance".[1] The Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Volume Two) (Devraj To Jyoti), remarks that while Annasaheb Kirloskar "laid the foundation of popular sangit natak", it saw its great rise and gradual decline with the advent of Khadilkar. It considers Khadilkar along with Bal Gandharva as "the architect of what later on came to be called the golden age of the Marathi drama".[2] In 1921, after Tilak's death, Lokmanya was found ...more...

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André Bareau

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André Bareau

André Bareau (December 31, 1921- March 2, 1993) was a prominent French Buddhologist and a leader in the establishment of the field of Buddhist Studies in the 20th century. He was a professor at the Collège de France from 1971 to 1991 and Director of the Study of Buddhist Philosophy at L'École Pratique des Hautes Études. Bibliography Bizot, François (1994), André Bareau (1921-1993), Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient 81 (1), 6-9 External links La morale dans le bouddhisme ancien par André Bareau Notice biographique du Collège de France André Bareau vu par Jean-François Belzile ...more...

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John Wilson (MP for Castle Rising)

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John Wilson (MP for Castle Rising)

John Wilson (fl. 1621) was an English politician. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Castle Rising in 1621.[1] References http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/wilson-john ...more...

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HRL Laboratories

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HRL Laboratories

HRL Laboratories (formerly Hughes Research Laboratories), was the research arm of Hughes Aircraft. It is a dedicated research center, established in 1960, in Malibu. Currently owned by General Motors Corporation and Boeing, the research facility is housed in two large, white multi-story buildings overlooking the Pacific Ocean. History In the 1940s, Howard Hughes created a R&D facility in Culver City, California; by 1960, it moved to Malibu, California. In 1984 the U.S. Federal Courts declared in a court case that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in order to retain its non-profit status, must divest itself of Hughes Aircraft Company and subsidiaries. General Motors purchased Hughes Aircraft in 1985. GM sold the Hughes aerospace and defense operations to Raytheon in 1997, and spun off Hughes Research Laboratories (legally renamed "HRL Laboratories, LLC"), with GM and Raytheon as co-owners. GM sold the Hughes satellite operations to Boeing in 2000, and the co-owners became Boeing, GM, and Raytheon. In ...more...

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List of Sicilian Mafia members

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List of Sicilian Mafia members

This is a list of members of the Sicilian Mafia born in Sicily and the united states. A Mariano Agate (1939–2013) Pietro Aglieri (1928–2000) Gerlando Alberti (1927–2012) Giovanni Arena (1923–2004) B Gaetano Badalamenti Leoluca Bagarella Calogero Bagarella (1935–1969) Giovanni Bonomo Francesco Paolo Bontade (1914–1974) Giovanni Bontade (1946–1988) Stefano Bontade (1939–1981) Bernardo Brusca Giovanni Brusca Tommaso Buscetta (1928–2000) Joseph Bonanno (1905–2002) C Antonino Calderone (1935–2013) Giuseppe Calderone (1925–1978) Frank Cali Robert Kramer-crompton 1997- Giuseppe Calò Salvatore Cancemi (1942–2011) Benedetto Capizzi Alfonso Caruana Michele Cavataio (1929–1969) Salvatore Contorno Antonio Cottone (1904/05–1956) Salvatore Cuffaro D Salvatore D'Aquila (1873–1928) Francesco Di Carlo Giuseppe Di Cristina (1923–1978) Maurizio Di Gati Baldassare Di Maggio Santino Di Matteo Calcedonio Di Pisa (1931–1962) E Daniele Emmanuello (1963–2007) F Giu ...more...

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Muhammad

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Muhammad

Muhammad[n 1] (Arabic: مُحمّد‎; pronounced ;[n 2] c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE)[1] was the founder of Islam.[2] According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet and God's messenger, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets.[2][3][4][5] He is viewed as the final prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief.[n 3] Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief. Born in approximately 570 CE (Year of the Elephant) in the Arabian city of Mecca, Muhammad was orphaned at an early age; he was raised under the care of his paternal uncle Abu Talib and Abu Talib's wife Fatimah bint Asad.[6] Periodically, he would seclude himself in a mountain cave named Hira for several nights of prayer; later, at age 40, he reported being visited by Gabriel in the cave,[7][8] where he stated ...more...

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Kalat State National Party

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Kalat State National Party

The Kalat State National Party (KSNP) was a Baloch nationalist political party in Balochistan in the princely state of Kalat from 1937 to 1948. They sought independence from British and full restoration of the Khanate of Kalat. The party was formed on 5 February 1937 in Sibi, emerging out of the reorganization of the Anjuman-e-Ittehad-e-Balochan.[1] Among its leadership were Aalijah Ghaus Bakhsh Gazgi Mengal, Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo, Mir Gul Khan Nasir and Abdul Aziz Kurd. Malik Saeed Dehwar was the party's secretary. The party sought the end of the British occupation of Balochistan and the establishment of an independent sovereign state. The party won 49 of 51 seats in the Kalat parliamentary elections of 1947 after the Khan of Kalat, Mir Ahmad Yar Khan, declared the state's independence.[2] The Kalat government responded by banning the party on 29 June 1947.[3] The party dissolved itself in 1948. References Martin Axmann (2008). Back to the Future: The Khanate of Kalat and the Genesis of Baloch National ...more...

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Kelvin Martin

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Kelvin Martin

Kelvin Darnell Martin (July 24, 1964 – October 24, 1987), also known as 50 Cent, was an American criminal from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is primarily known as the inspiration for the name of the rapper, 50 Cent. Biography Born in 1964 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, Martin later moved to Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Martin was possibly known as '50 Cent' due to his reputation of being prepared to rob anyone, regardless of how much money they were carrying at the time. Another story is that it came from an incident when he entered a game of dice with 50 cents and ended up walking away with $500. The nickname may also be an allusion to his physically tiny stature - he weighed only 120 pounds (54 kg) and his height was 5'2" (157 cm).[1] Death He was shot on October 20, 1987 on the stairway of his girlfriend's project building, dying in Kings County Hospital 4 days later on October 24, 1987. He was interred in Silver Mount Cemetery.[2] Julio "Wemo" Acevedo was convicted of first-degr ...more...

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Waldeyer's tonsillar ring

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Waldeyer's tonsillar ring

Waldeyer's tonsillar ring (pharyngeal lymphoid ring or Waldeyer's lymphatic ring) is a ringed arrangement of lymphoid tissue in the pharynx. Waldeyer's ring surrounds the naso- and oropharynx, with some of its tonsillar tissue located above and some below the soft palate (and to the back of the mouth cavity). The ring consists of the (from top to bottom): 1 pharyngeal tonsil 2 tubal tonsils 2 palatine tonsils 1 lingual tonsil Structure The ring consists of the (from top to bottom): 1 pharyngeal tonsil (or "adenoids"), are located on the roof of the nasopharynx, under the sphenoid bone. 2 tubal tonsils on each side, where each auditory tube opens into the nasopharynx 2 palatine tonsils (commonly called "the tonsils"), are located in the oropharynx 1 group of lingual tonsil are located on the back part of the tongue Terminology Some authors speak of two pharyngeal tonsils/two adenoids. These authors simply look at the left and right halves of the pharyngeal tonsil as two tonsils. Many auth ...more...

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BMW M54

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BMW M54

The BMW M54 is a naturally aspirated straight-6 petrol engine which was produced from 2000 to 2006. It was released in the E53 X5[1] and is the replacement for the M52. The M54 topped the Ward's 10 Best Engines list in 2002 and 2003. The BMW S54 is the equivalent high performance engine, which was used in the E46 M3, the Z3 M Coupe/Roadster and the Z4 M. The BMW M56 SULEV engine is based on the M54. The M54 began to be phased out following the introduction of the N52 in 2004. Design Compared with the final versions of its M52 predecessor (called M52TU), the M54 has a non-return fuel system, a fully electronic throttle[1] (without mechanical backup), an electronically controlled thermostat,[2] Siemens MS 43 engine management,[3] a revised intake manifold[4] and the North American engines no longer use an iron block. The displacement of the largest variant increased from 2.8 litres to 3.0 L (183 cu in), due to an increase in stroke to 89.6 mm (3.5 in). As per the M52TU, the M54 uses an aluminium block and a ...more...

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