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Murchison, New Zealand

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Murchison, New Zealand

Murchison is a town in the Tasman Region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is near the western end of the "Four Rivers Plain", at the confluence of the Buller River and the Matakitaki River. The other two rivers are the Mangles River, and the Matiri River. It is a rural service town for the surrounding mixed farming district, on New Zealand State Highway 6 approximately halfway between Westport and Nelson. Murchison was named after the Scottish geologist Roderick Murchison, one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society.[1] At the 2013 census, Murchison had a population of 492.[2] History Commemorative plaque for the 1905 Murchison suicide attack The discovery of gold led to the settlement of Murchison, and the town was surveyed in 1865. Murchison was the epicentre of the 1929 Murchison earthquake (also known as the Buller earthquake). The 19th century Hampden Hotel on the main street of Murchison The world's earliest non-military suicide attack is believed to have occurred in Murchison o ...more...

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Olley v Marlborough Court Ltd

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Olley v Marlborough Court Ltd

Olley v Marlborough Court Hotel [1949] 1 KB 532 is an English contract law case on exclusion clauses in contract law. The case stood for the proposition that a representation made by one party cannot become a term of a contract if made after the agreement was made. The representation can only be binding where it was made at the time the contract was formed. Facts Mrs Olley was a long staying resident of the Marlborough Court Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London. As usual she left her room key on a rack behind the reception one day, but when she came back it was gone. Inside her room, her fur coat had been stolen. (A witness called Colonel Crerer, who was sitting in the lounge, saw a person go in and come out again with a parcel fifteen minutes later.) The porter had apparently been cleaning a bust of the Duke of Marlborough and failed to notice. Mrs Olley asked to be repaid for the cost of the coat. The Hotel pointed to an exclusion clause on a notice behind a door in the bedroom leading to a washbasin, which said ...more...

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List of civil parishes in the City of London

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List of civil parishes in the City of London

This is a list of civil parishes in the ceremonial county of the City of London. Since the mid-20th century there have been no civil parishes in the City of London (it is secularly unparished).[1] The law created in the 19th century has been reinstated to London Boroughs in the 21st century which allows the creation of civil parishes in England, the third possible tier of local government but the 20th century prohibition of these continues to apply to the City of London. The City of London formed a single civil parish from 1907, until it was abolished on 1 April 1965.[2] List of parishes prior to 1907 The parishes abolished in 1907 (with the exception of the Inner and Middle Temples) were as follows (other parishes that existed previously but were amalgamated are noted):[3] Allhallows Barking Allhallows Bread Street Allhallows Honey Lane Allhallows Lombard Street Allhallows London Wall Absorbed St Augustine on the Wall 1441[4] Allhallows Staining Allhallows the Great Allhallows the Less Brid ...more...

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Termitomyces

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Termitomyces

Termitomyces is a genus of basidiomycete fungi belonging to the family Lyophyllaceae. There are about 30 species in the genus.[2] They are the food source for a subfamily of termites, the Macrotermitinae, who enjoy an obligate symbiosis with the genus similar to that between Atta ants and Attamyces mushrooms. Despite this relationship, spore transfer is still accomplished mainly by shedding from mushrooms, which protrude from the termite mounds.[3] Characteristics These mushrooms are edible for most people, and the larger species are a popular wild food where they occur. They include the largest mushroom in the world, Termitomyces titanicus of West Africa and Zambia, whose cap reaches 1 metre (3 ft) in diameter. These fungi grow on 'combs' which are formed from the termites' excreta, dominated by tough woody fragments. Termitomyces was circumscribed by Roger Heim in 1942.[4] From 1955 to 1969 Arthur French [5] worked in Uganda (as a hobby) on the subject of fungi and termites. Some scientific literature ab ...more...

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Cecil Kellaway

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Cecil Kellaway

Cecil Lauriston Kellaway (22 August 1890 – 28 February 1973)[2] was a South African character actor.[3] He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both The Luck of the Irish (1948) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Biography Early life Cecil Kellaway was born on 22 August 1890 in Cape Town, South Africa.[n 1] He was the son of English parents, Rebecca Annie (née Brebner) and Edwin John Kellaway, an architect and engineer. Edwin had immigrated to Cape Town to help build the Houses of Parliament there, and he was a good friend of Cecil Rhodes, who was young Cecil's godfather.[4] Cecil was interested in acting from an early age.[5] He was educated at the Normal College, Cape Town, and in England at Bradford Grammar School. He studied engineering and on his return to South Africa was employed in an engineering firm. However the lure of acting was too strong and he became a full-time actor, making his debut in Potash and Perlmutter.[4][6][7] He briefly served in the army in 191 ...more...

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Nevaeh (wrestler)

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Nevaeh (wrestler)

Beth Crist[1] (née Vocke; born January 29, 1986) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Nevaeh. She performs on the independent circuit, most notably for Combat Zone Wrestling. She competes for Shimmer Women Athletes, where she and Ashley Lane aka Madison Rayne were the promotion's inaugural Tag Team Champions, Shine Wrestling, and Women Superstars Uncensored, where she is a former WSU Spirit Champion. Nevaeh is also a former American Luchacore Champ for Rockstar Pro Wrestling in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Professional wrestling career Early career (2004–2008) In 2004, Nevaeh wrestled regularly for the Heartland Wrestling Association, facing wrestlers including Hellena Heavenly and Heather Owens. She also made several appearances for Mad-Pro Wrestling, where she managed Matt Stryker.[5] On June 3, 2007, she debuted for Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling, losing to Jessicka Havok, and three months later returned to team with her real-life husband Jake Crist to defeat Lexi Lane and R ...more...

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Leonty Shamshurenkov

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Leonty Shamshurenkov

The Tsar Bell inside the Moscow Kremlin Leonty Luk'yanovich Shamshurenkov (Russian: Леонтий Лукьянович Шамшуренков) (1687—1758) was a self-taught Russian inventor of peasant origin, who designed a device for lifting the Tsar Bell onto a bell-tower, constructed in 1752 the first self-propelling or self-running carriage (may be regarded as precursor to both quadrocycle and automobile) and proposed projects of an original odometer and self-propelling sledge. A later reconstruction of Shamshurenkov's "self-running" carriage See also List of Russian inventors References Leonty Luk'yanovich Shamshurenkov (in Russian) Коляски Шамшуренкова и самокатка Кулибина / The carriages of Shamshurenkov and samokatka of Kulibin (in Russian) ...more...

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Shasta High School

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Shasta High School

Shasta High School is an American public high school located in Redding, California. With an enrollment of over 1600 students, it is the largest high school in Shasta County, California. It has been recognized as a California Distinguished School three times and has earned a six-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation. Its main rival is Enterprise High School. History In 1899, Shasta County High School opened as a public school to serve the town of Redding, California. The inaugural class had only 70 students, 3 teachers, and a very small number of graduates. The courses were college preparatory and in addition vocational classes, such as bookkeeping and shorthand, were taught. The initial school was located in the residence of Judge Bell but in 1903, a two-story brick building was built for the 1904-1905 school year. After a countywide election in 1915, Shasta Union High School District was created and the school was renamed Shasta High School. By 1926, the student enrollment number ...more...

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Heathen Front

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Heathen Front

Flag of the All-Germanic Heathens Front with Algiz rune The Allgermanische Heidnische Front (AHF) was an international organisation, active during the late 1990s and early 2000s, that espoused a philosophy known as "Odalism". The AHF's folkish heathenry was imbued with blood and soil nationalism. It cited among its ideological forebears Richard Walther Darré and right wing German Greens such as Herbert Gruhl, August Hausleiter. These pronouncements placed the AHF firmly within a brown-green perspective. History In 1993, the Norsk Hedensk Front (Norwegian Heathen Front) was founded, rapidly evolving into the AHF, "a network of independent tribes". The Swedish Heathen Front (Svensk Hednisk Front) was a small group formed around 1996.[1] Flag of the Russian Heathen Front with Algiz rune The German chapter, Deutsche Heidnische Front, was founded in 1998 by Hendrik Möbus. In 2001, the AHF claimed chapters in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, Canada, Russia[2] and Flande ...more...

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Alfred Radermacher

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Alfred Radermacher

Alfred Radermacher (13 September 1913 – 1994) was a career officer of both the Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine who served as a navigator, and later commander, of German U-boats during the Second World War. He is best known for serving as navigator of U-96 during its 7th war patrol which was documented by naval war correspondent Lothar-Günther Buchheim. Radermacher was subsequently portrayed in both the novel and film versions of the war patrol, known as Das Boot. Early life and career Radermacher was born in September 1913 in the community of Hilgert in Westerwald. At the age of twenty, he enlisted into the Reichsmarine as an ordinary deck seaman. He received his initial basic training in the summer of 1933, the year in which the Nazi Party came to power in Germany. In 1935 Radermacher applied to join the expanding German submarine force, and was assigned as a deck seaman on submarine U-5 that August. Radermacher served on U-5 for three and half years, and was appointed an apprentice navigator in October 1937 ...more...

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PlayStation technical specifications

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PlayStation technical specifications

An SCPH-1000 motherboard An SCPH-5001 motherboard An SCPH-9001 motherboard An SCPH-101 motherboard The PlayStation technical specifications describe the various components of the original PlayStation video game console. Central processing unit (CPU) LSI CoreWare CW33300-based core[1] MIPS R3000A-compatible 32-bit RISC CPU MIPS R3051 with 5 KB L1 cache, running at 33.8688 MHz.[2] The microprocessor was manufactured by LSI Logic Corp. with technology licensed from SGI. Features: Initial feature size (process node) was 0.5 micron (500 nm).[3] 850k – 1M transistors Operating performance: 30 MIPS[4] Bus bandwidth 132 MB/s[5] One arithmetic/logic unit (ALU) One shifter CPU cache RAM: 4 KB instruction cache[2] 1 KB non-associative SRAM data cache Geometry Transformation Engine (GTE or Cop2) Coprocessor that resides inside the main CPU processor, giving it additional vector math instructions used for 3D graphics, lighting, geometry, polygon and coordinate transformations – G ...more...

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Seiya Suzuki

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Seiya Suzuki

Seiya Suzuki (鈴木 誠也 Suzuki Seiya, born August 18, 1994 in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan) is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays outfielder for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He selected 2018 NPB All-Star game.[1] Personal Seika Furuhata is one of his friends.[2]。 References "マイナビオールスターゲーム2018 ファン投票結果". NPB.jp 日本野球機構 (in Japanese). June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018. 古畑星夏、女優業で飛躍の年 広島・ 鈴木誠也先輩にあやかりたい! デイリー External links Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors) NPB.com ...more...

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Indonesia at the Asian Games

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Indonesia at the Asian Games

Indonesia is a member of the Southeast Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has competed in all editions of the Asian Games since it was first held in 1951, one of only seven countries to do so. Hosted Games Jakarta, the national capital of Indonesia, has hosted the Asian Games in 1962 Asian Games and will be hosting the 2018 Asian Games.[1] Asian Games *Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil. Medals by Games With 387 medals, Indonesia is currently 12th in the all-time Asian Games medal table Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total 1951 New Delhi 7 0 0 5 5 1954 Manila 11 0 0 3 3 1958 Tokyo 14 0 0 6 6 1962 Jakarta 2 11 26 30 77 1966 Bangkok 6 7 4 10 21 1970 Bangkok 4 9 7 7 23 1974 Tehran 9 3 4 4 11 1978 Bangkok 7 8 7 18 33 1982 New Delhi 6 4 4 7 15 1986 Seoul 9 1 5 14 20 1990 Beijing 7 3 6 21 30 1994 Hiroshima 11 3 12 11 26 1998 Bangkok 11 6 10 11 27 2002 Busan 14 4 7 12 23 2006 Doha 22 2 4 14 20 2010 Guangzhou ...more...

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Gajraula

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Gajraula

Gajraula is a city and municipal board in Amroha district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Gajraula is block headquarter of gajraula block also.It is located on NH 9 a 4-lane highway connecting Uttarakhand and cities such as Bareilly and Lucknow via delhi. It is an important industrial city of uttar pradesh with some named multinationals and important higher educational institutions like Sri Venkateshwara University and other important engineering colleges there. Geography Gajraula is located at 28°51′N 78°14′E / 28.85°N 78.23°E.[1] It is 105 km away from New Delhi, the capital of India. Holy river Ganga is just 7 km away from the city.It has an average elevation of 257 metres (879 feet). Demographics As of the 2001 Census of India,[2] Gajraula had a population of 39,826. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gajraula has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 66%. In Gajraula, 14% of the population ...more...

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Venus of Monruz

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Venus of Monruz

Venus of Monruz The Venus of Monruz (also Venus of Neuchâtel, Venus of Neuchâtel-Monruz) is a Venus figurine of the late Upper Paleolithic, or the beginning Epipaleolithic, dating to the end of the Magdalenian, some 11,000 years ago. It is a black jet pendant in the shape of a stylized human body, measuring 18 mm in height. It was discovered in 1991, at the construction of the N5 highway, at Monruz in the municipality of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The Venus figurines of Petersfels from a site near Engen, Germany, bear remarkable resemblance to the Venus of Monruz. Especially the biggest of them, called Venus from Engen [1] may have been done by the same artist. It is also made of jet, and also dates to the Magdalenian - to ca. 15,000 years ago. The sites of discovery of the two figurines are about 130 km apart,.[2] See also Art of the Upper Paleolithic List of Stone Age art References "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2017-03-26. https://www.amazon.it/Venus-Monru ...more...

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Geoff Dolan (strongman)

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Geoff Dolan (strongman)

Geoff Dolan (born April 17, 1974) is a Canadian strongman competitor. Strongman career Dolan has competed in both the World's Strongest Man and IFSA strongman organizations, reaching the finals of the World's Strongest Man in 2003 finishing 10th, and the 2005 IFSA finals finishing again finishing 10th. Dolan suffered a severe finger injury during the final event of the 2005 IFSA Strongman World Championships, the Atlas Stones. Dolan accidentally pinched his little finger under one of the stones when placing it in the pillar, leaving the bone exposed and nearly severing the finger completely off. This resulted in him dropping several places and finishing in 10th place.[1] Later that year Dolan competed with team Pan-America at the IFSA World Team Championships, finishing in 2nd place along with team mates Travis Ortmayer, Jon Andersen, and Van Hatfield.[2] Dolan has competed in Canada's Strongest Man 5 times, finishing as high as 3rd place, as well as finishing in 2nd place at the 2001 North America's Strong ...more...

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Aga Khan School, Dhaka

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Aga Khan School, Dhaka

The Aga Khan School, Dhaka, is an English Medium School, in Uttara, Dhaka[2][3] under the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)[1] and the Aga Khan Education Service, Bangladesh (AKES,B).[2] It is one of the earliest private English Medium schools in Bangladesh founded in 1988,[4] in a small campus in Siddeshwari, Dhaka.[2][3] History The Aga Khan School Dhaka was formed back in 1988, in the library of the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB) an institution of the Aga Khan Education Service, Bangladesh. The foundations of the present system were laid by Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, under whose guidance over 200 schools were established during the first half of the 20th century, the first of them in 1905 in Zanzibar, Gwadur in Pakistan and Mundra in India.[4] Since the creation of Aga Khan Education Service companies in the 1970s, the schools have been centrally administered and managed. The school started with 25 students and 7 teaching staff, occupying classes IX to XII.[2] In Aug ...more...

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Kaali (1980 film)

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Kaali (1980 film)

Kaali is a 1980 Tamil–Telugu bilingual-film directed by I. V. Sasi, and produced by Hem-Nag. It stars Rajinikanth, Seema, Phataphat Jayalakshmi, Vijayakumar and Shubha in prominent roles.[1][2] Chiranjeevi reprises Vijayakumar's role in the Telugu version. This was the first film that had Rajinikanth and Chiranjeevi together. Seema enacted dual roles in this film.[3] Kaikala Satyanarayana plays the main villain in both the versions. The cinematography was handled by Ashok Kumar.[4] Cast Rajinikanth as Kaali Vijayakumar/Chiranjeevi as G.K. Phataphat Jayalakshmi Seema Shubha Major Sundarrajan Kantha Rao Vennira Aadai Nirmala as Rajinikanth's sister Manorama Kaikala Satyanarayana Suruli Rajan Prasad Babu Giri Babu Anuradha Sriram as child artist. Soundtrack The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film had Vairamuthu's first written song.[5] No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss) 1 "Adi Aadu" Malaysia Vasudevan Kannadasan 4:39 2 "Azhagazhaga" P. Susheela 4:46 3 "Batrakali Utt ...more...

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Hotel Erotica

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Hotel Erotica

Hotel Erotica is a softcore porn anthology television show that is broadcast on the Cinemax cable television channel during its Skinemax late-night block. It is also broadcast in the after hours timeslot on The Movie Network.[1] The show format usually involved the hotel's proprietor reading a letter from a former guest talking about their adventure at the hotel. The episode would then be a flashback of the guest coming to the hotel and falling in love with someone. The hotel proprietor was initially Chloe Wilson (played by Lauren Hays) in the first season. In the second season it was Jenny (played by Tina Wiseman). Three years later, the show was relaunched as Hotel Erotica Cabo which followed a similar format. Many notable softcore and hardcore porn stars appeared on the show, such as Beverly Lynne, Monique Parent, Angela Davies, Jenna Jameson, Ron Jeremy, and former WWE wrestler Candice Michelle. Hotel Erotica was created, produced, and directed by Gary Orona.[2] Episodes "X-Treme Sports" – October 4, ...more...

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Celebrity Skin (magazine)

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Celebrity Skin (magazine)

Celebrity Skin is a pornographic magazine which specializes in showcasing images, either photographs or movie and TV screencaps, of nude or semi-nude celebrities. It is not to be confused with its rival Celebrity Sleuth. The magazine has ceased publication. Origin Celebrity Skin was a spin-off publication of High Society magazine first published in 1986. Editor Gloria Leonard is credited with the idea to first publish revealing or scandalous images of celebrities in the magazine. The success and increased sales of issues with "celebrity skin" led to the new publication.[1] Lawsuits Over the course of its run, Margot Kidder, Ann-Margret and Barbra Streisand unsuccessfully attempted to sue the magazine after it published nude photos of them.[2] Jennifer Aniston The September 1999 issue of Celebrity Skin contained photographs of Jennifer Aniston sunbathing topless in her back garden. The photographs also appeared in the December 1999 issues of High Society and Celebrity Sleuth.[3] The April 1999 issues of ...more...

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Marianna Komlos

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Marianna Komlos

Marianna Komlos (September 3, 1969 – September 26, 2004) was a Canadian bodybuilder, fitness model and Valet. She is perhaps best known for her stint in World Wrestling Federation in 1999 as Marianna and[1]"Mrs. Cleavage", where she was the Manager and "mother" for a wrestler known as "Beaver Cleavage" a parody of the TV show Leave It To Beaver. Following the termination of the Beaver Cleavage gimmick in a scripted 'storm out' by Charles Warrington due to the absurdity of the gimmick, Marianna was portrayed as the girlfriend of Warrington (now with no gimmick), going by the name of 'Chaz'. Bodybuilding career Before she started bodybuilding, Komlos weighed as much as 197 pounds (89 kg). Komlos started competing in provincial contests in 1993, and eventually won the middleweight class at the British Columbia Championships in 1997. Jerry Kindela, editor-in-chief of Flex, said, "Marianna's one of the most beautiful bodybuilders I've ever seen." (Wennerstrom, 2004) Komlos appeared on the covers of many fitness ...more...

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Ellis Cannon

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Ellis Cannon

Ellis G. Cannon is an American talk show host, television personality and publisher. He was born on March 28, 1959 and was raised in Midland, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Midland in 1977. Cannon received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Between 1984-1996, Cannon was a trial lawyer in the Pittsburgh law firm of Robb, Leonard & Mulvihill, highlighted by a successful representation of the Major League Baseball Players Association. He served as a partner in the law firm from 1990-1996. In 1996, Ellis and his brother, Henry, co-founded the "Pittsburgh Sports Report", a monthly newspaper covering all Western Pennsylvania sports. Cannon remains the publisher of PSR as of April 2010. Since its creation in 2004, Cannon has also been the publisher of "KidSPORTS Magazine, A Parent's Guide for the Young Athlete". He is President of Pittsburgh Sports Report, Inc. PSR has won 5 Golden Quill Awards, presented by The Press Club of Western P ...more...

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Lindy Brill

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Lindy Brill

Lyndy Brill (also known as Lindy Brill, born 30 July 1963) is a former actress and singer. She is best known for playing Cathy Hargreaves in the BBC school drama, Grange Hill (1979–82), and also appeared in an episode of The Sweeney (Nightmare) in 1978.[1] She also appeared on Top of the Pops in 1978 as one of the St Winifred's School Choir backing singers on Brian and Michael's number 1 hit "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs". Brill continued to act after leaving Grange Hill, appearing in the West End and in the BBC miniseries Alexa and Claire in 1982, but she decided to end her acting career when she turned 30. She then worked in sales support for an educational book publisher. Personal life Brill lives in Oxford with her husband with her four stepchildren and her son, born in 2003. She is currently working as a HR Administrator for a financial services company based in the outskirts of Oxford. References Biography at Internet Movie Database ...more...

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Feigned retreat

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Feigned retreat

A feigned retreat is a military tactic whereby a military force pretends to withdraw or to have been routed, in order to lure an enemy into a position of vulnerability.[1] A feigned retreat is one of the more difficult tactics for a military force to undertake, and requires well-disciplined soldiers. This is because, if the enemy presses into the retreating body, undisciplined troops are likely to lose coherence and the rout will become genuine.[2] History Herodotus reports that the Spartans used the feigned-retreat tactic at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE) to defeat a force of Persian Immortals.[3] Sun Tzu, in the Chinese military treatise The Art of War, writes: "Do not pursue an enemy who simulates flight."[4] This advice cautions against pursuing an enemy that unexpectedly runs away or shows a weaker force, as it may be bait for an ambush.[5] Before the Battle of Agrigentum (Sicily, 262 BCE)—the first pitched battle of the First Punic War and the first large-scale military confrontation between C ...more...

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Anipoli (Hasidic dynasty)

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Anipoli (Hasidic dynasty)

Anipoli is a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Reb Zishe, Rabbi Zusha of Hanipol (died 1800). Anipoli is the Yiddish name of Hannopil, Ukraine. Lineage The founder of the dynasty, Rabbi Meshulam Zusha of Hanipol or Meshulum Zusil of Anipoli,[1] was an outstanding disciple of Maggid of Mezritch, who was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism. He was also the brother of Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk.[2] Rabbi Meshulam Zusha of Hanipol (1718–1800) - settled in Hanipol and Ḥasidim gathered around him; this circle grew after his brother Elimelech's death, when some of the Elimelech's Ḥasidim accepted Zusha as their rebbe. Menahem Zvi Hirsh, his oldest son succeeded him in Hanipol. Israel Abraham (1772–1814), his youngest son, served as ḥasidic rabbi and admor in Chernyostrov. After Israel Abraham's death, his wife led the Ḥasidim for several years. History See also History of the Jews in Poland History of the Jews in Galicia (Central Europe) History of the Jews in Ukraine Referenc ...more...

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Swastika

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Swastika

A swastika is a symbol found in many cultures, with different meanings, drawn in different styles. The swastika (as a character 卐 or 卍) is a geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon from the cultures of Eurasia, where it has been and remains a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions and East Asian religions.[1][2][3][4] In the Western world, it was a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck, but in the 1930s, it became a feature of Nazi symbolism as an emblem of Aryan race identity, and as a result, become stigmatized in the West by association with ideas of racism and antisemitism.[5][6] The name swastika comes from Sanskrit (Devanagari: स्वस्तिक) and denotes "conducive to well being or auspicious".[7][8] In Hinduism, the clockwise symbol is called swastika, symbolizing surya (sun), prosperity and good luck, while the counterclockwise symbol is called sauvastika, symbolizing night or tantric aspects of Kali.[8] In Jainism, a swastika is the symbol for Suparshvanatha — the 7th of 24 Ti ...more...

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Harry E. Soyster

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Harry E. Soyster

Harry Edward Soyster (born 6 June 1935) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General. Overview Soyster served as the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Upon promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General, Soyster served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C. Soyster served in this role from December 1988 to September 1991. Upon retirement he was the VP for International Operations for the private military firm Military Professional Resources Inc. He later served as Special Assistant to the SEC ARMY for World War II 60th Anniversary Commemorations. Soyster is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and currently serves on numerous boards of directors and participates in studies on current issues. Lieutenant General Soyster has three daughters (Karin Soyster Fitzgerald, Megan Soyster-Heinz, and Allison Moser) and six grandchildren (Julia Moser, Sloan Soyster-Heinz, Stephen Moser, Maxwell ...more...

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Phantom Zone

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Phantom Zone

The Phantom Zone is a fictional prison dimension appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with stories featuring Superman. It first appeared in Adventure Comics #283 (April 1961), and was created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp.[1] It was frequently used in the Superman comics before the continuity was rebooted in the 1980s, after Crisis on Infinite Earths, and has appeared occasionally since. Fictional history Pre-Crisis The Phantom Zone was a "pocket universe" discovered by Jor-El that existed outside the space-time continuum; used on the planet Krypton as a humane method of imprisoning criminals. Previously, criminals were punished by being sealed into capsules and rocketed into orbit in suspended animation with crystals attached to their foreheads to slowly erase their criminal tendencies; Klax-Ar was one criminal who received this punishment but escaped. Gra-Mo was the last to suffer the punishment, for it was then abolished in favor of the Zone. The inmate ...more...

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Shading

Gouraud shading, developed by Henri Gouraud in 1971, was one of the first shading techniques developed in computer graphics. Shading refers to depicting depth perception in 3D models or illustrations by varying levels of darkness. Example of flat shading vs. Phong shading interpolation. Phong shading is a more realistic shading technique, developed by Bui Tuong Phong in 1973. Drawing Example of shading. Shading is used in drawing for depicting levels of darkness on paper by applying media more densely or with a darker shade for darker areas, and less densely or with a lighter shade for lighter areas. There are various techniques of shading including cross hatching where perpendicular lines of varying closeness are drawn in a grid pattern to shade an area. The closer the lines are together, the darker the area appears. Likewise, the farther apart the lines are, the lighter the area appears. Light patterns, such as objects having light and shaded areas, help when creating the illusion of depth on pape ...more...

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Polarity reversal (seismology)

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Polarity reversal (seismology)

Diagram showing the acoustic relationship that results in a seismic polarity reversal. In reflection seismology, a polarity reversal or phase change is a local amplitude seismic attribute anomaly that can indicate the presence of hydrocarbons and is therefore known as a direct hydrocarbon indicator. It primarily results from the change in polarity of the seismic response when a shale (with a lower acoustic impedance) overlies a brine-saturated zone (with a high acoustic impedance), that becomes invaded with an oil/gas sand (with the lowest acoustic impedance of the three). This changes the acoustic impedance contrast from an increase to a decrease, resulting in the polarity of the seismic response being reversed - as per the normal convention adopted by the SEG. Occurrence For a polarity reversal to occur, the shale has to have a lower acoustic impedance than the water sand and both are required to have a higher acoustic impedance than the oil/gas sand. This is the intermediate situation, that occurs durin ...more...

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Tomoji Ishizuka

Tomoji Ishizuka (石塚 友二, 20 September 1906 – 8 February 1984) was the pen-name of Ishizuka Tomoji (written in different kanji (石塚友次)), a Japanese haiku poet and novelist active during the Shōwa period of Japan. Early life Ishizuka was born in rural Kitakanbara District, Niigata Prefecture. He moved to Tokyo in 1924, and found a job in a bookstore, while hoping to find a break into the literary world. His chance came when a friend introduced him to the famed novelist Yokomitsu Riichi, who agreed to take Ishizuka on as his disciple. However, Ishizuka was interested in poetry as well as prose, and also joined a literary circle organized by Hasegawa Reiyoshi. Literary career In 1933, Ishizuka contributed haiku verses to the Ashibi literary magazine. Around this time, he went to work for Tenbosha Books as an editor of the essay magazine, Buntai ("Style"). In 1935, he started his own bookstore, called Sara, which enabled him to publish works by Yokomitsu Riichi and Kawabata Yasunari, and the haiku anthologies of ...more...

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Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón

Route of Saavedra's travel. Álvaro de Saavedra (d. 1529) was one of the Spanish explorers in the Pacific Ocean. It is unknown the exact date and place of his birth, but he was born in the late 15th century or early 16th century in Spain. Hernán Cortés was his relative, whom he accompanied to Mexico (New Spain) in 1526. Voyage of exploration across the Pacific In 1527, Hernán Cortés prepared a new expedition to search for the missing fleet of the Loaísa expedition and commissioned his cousin Alvaro to command the new expedition.[1][2] However, the true purpose of the expedition was to find new lands in the South Sea (Pacific Ocean) and to bring back spice plants.[3] On October 31, 1527, they sailed from Zihuatanejo,[4] Guerrero. On 15 December, after having sailed 1170 leagues, the Espiritu Santo and the Santiago swept on ahead, after a sudden squall, never to be heard of again. On 29 December the La Florida sighted the Utirik-Toke atoll complexes, and on 1 January 1528 the Rongelap-Ailinginae atolls, bot ...more...

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The Phantom

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The Phantom

The Phantom is an American adventure comic strip, first published by Lee Falk in February 1936. The main character, the Phantom, is a fictional costumed crime-fighter who operates from the fictional African country of Bangalla. The character has been adapted for television, film and video games. The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, 1936, followed by a color Sunday strip on May 28, 1939; both are still running as of 2018. In 1966, King Features stated that The Phantom was being published in 583 newspapers worldwide.[1] At its peak, the strip was read by over 100 million people daily.[2][3] Falk worked on The Phantom until his death in 1999; from then until the present, the comic strip has been written by Tony DePaul. Since 2016, it has been drawn by Mike Manley (Monday–Saturday) and Terry Beatty (Sunday).[4] Previous artists on the newspaper strip include Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy, Bill Lignante, Sy Barry, George Olesen, Keith Williams, Fred Fredericks, Graham Nolan, Eduardo Barreto an ...more...

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Francisco Tenamaztle

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Francisco Tenamaztle

Tenamaztle faces Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza at the bottom left. The death of golden-haired Pedro de Alvarado is pictured at the top left. Francisco Tenamaztle (fl. 1540s–1550s), also Tenamaxtlan, Tenamaxtli or Tenamaxtle, was a leader of the Caxcan Indians in Mexico during the Mixton War of 1540–1542.[1] He was later put on trial in Spain. With the support of Bartolomé de las Casas he defended the justice of his cause by appealing to King Carlos I. Background The first contact of the Caxcan and other indigenous peoples of northwestern Mexico with the Spanish, was in 1529 when Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán set forth from Mexico City with 300–400 Spaniards and 5,000 to 8,000 Aztec and Tlaxcaltec allies on a march through the future states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Durango, Sinaloa, and Zacatecas.[2] Over a six-year period Guzman conducted frequent violent slave raids throughout Northern Mexico, enslaving thousands of Indians. Guzmán and his lieutenants founded towns and Spanish settlements in the region, called Nueva Ga ...more...

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Pocomoke people

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Pocomoke people

The Pocomoke people were an aboriginal nation whose territory encompassed the rivers: Pocomoke, Great Annemessex, Little Annemessex and Manokin, the bays of Monie and Chincoteague, and the sounds of Pocomoke and Tangier. Their numbers decreased during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries due to the effects of several diseases brought from Europe, massacres by Virginia colonists, and forced displacement from their territory by numerous land grants and patents to immigrants and transports. Beginning about 1742 some Pocomoke families moved northward, by way of the Susquehanna River and settled in present-day Pennsylvania and Canada, while others cohabited with the Assateague, Nanticoke and Choptanks near Indian River. Today's communities of the Pocomoke People are descendants of those who remained on the Lower Eastern Shore following the partial exodus of the Pocomokes in the eighteenth century. The present organization calling itself the Pocomoke Indian Nation is a descendant community who hold a traditio ...more...

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Ministry of Science and Technology (Myanmar)

The Ministry of Science and Technology (Burmese: သိပ္ပံနှင့်နည်းပညာဝန်ကြီးဌာန; abbreviated MOST) administers Burma's science and technology research and development affairs. MOST was established on 2 October 1996 under Order No. 30/96.[1] The latest Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology is Khin San Yee, who was appointed by President Thein Sein in December 2015 after the death of Ko Ko Oo.[2] Dissolved The Ministry of Science and Technology is organized under the Ministry of Education as Ministry of Education (Science and Technology) in April 2016 by the Government of Myanmar, led by Htin Kyaw. There are 57 Universities, Colleges and Technical Institutes under the MOE-ST.[3] See also Cabinet of Myanmar List of Technological Universities in Myanmar References "Introduction". Ministry of Science and Technology. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015. Thein Sein (7 September 2012). "Appointment of Union Ministers Order No. 30/2012". President Office. Retri ...more...

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List of Bollywood films of the 1980s

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List of Bollywood films of the 1980s

A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in the 1980s: Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1980 Naseeb Manmohan Desai Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughna Sinha, Rishi Kapoor, Hema, Reena Roy Drama Coolie Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Kader Khan Drama aan aur shaan Drama Aakrosh Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1981 Aakhri Mujra Drama Drama Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1984 Aan Aur Shaan Drama Drama Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1985 Aakhir Kyon? Drama Aar Paar Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1986 Aakhree Raasta Drama Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1987 7 Saal Baad Drama Drama Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1988 Adhikar Drama Aakhri Adaalat Drama Title Director Cast Genre Notes 1989 Aakhri Baazi Drama Aakhri Badla Drama Aadat See also Bollywood List of highest-grossing Bollyw ...more...



List of calques

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List of calques

A calque or loan translation is a word or phrase borrowed from another language by literal, word-for-word (Latin: "verbum pro verbo") or word-for-word translation. This list contains examples of calques in various languages. English From Chinese Running dog calques Chinese: 走狗; pinyin: zǒu gǒu.[1] brainwashing calques simplified Chinese: 洗脑; traditional Chinese: 洗腦; pinyin: xǐ nǎo[2] – usage via U.S. military during Korean War. Chop chop calques Cantonese Chinese: 快快; pinyin: kuài kuài, via Chinese Pidgin English[3] Look-see calques Chinese: 看見; pinyin: kànjiàn or Chinese: 睇見; pinyin: (Cantonese) táigin(?) (via Chinese Pidgin English) lose face calques simplified Chinese: 丢脸; traditional Chinese: 丟臉; pinyin: diū liǎn[4] Paper tiger calques simplified Chinese: 纸老虎; traditional Chinese: 紙老虎; pinyin: zhǐ lǎohǔ[5] [6][7][8] From French Adam's apple calques pomme d'Adam[9] Bushmeat calques viande de brousse deaf-mute calques French sourd-muet By heart (or off by heart) calques Fr ...more...

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Greg Boyed

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Greg Boyed

Greg Boyed (c. 1970 – 20 August 2018) was a New Zealand television presenter. Best known as the newsreader of TVNZ 1's 1 News Tonight, he has also hosted Breakfast, 1 News At 6pm, Q+A, and Seven Sharp. He had two children. Career Radio In 1991, he worked as the chief reporter and newsreader at a radio station in Tauranga. He worked for IRN for four years - his first as the news and sport reporter and reader in Wellington, and the rest as sports sub and reader in Auckland. He fills in at Newstalk ZB. Television Boyed's first television work was as a general reporter for ATV regional television, where he then moved into the niche of business reporter for The NBR Report. Upon moving to TVNZ, Boyed worked as a fill-in business reporter and general reporter. He then worked as the Auckland reporter for the investigative programme Target, which he presented from 1999 to 2000. In 2005 Boyed became a reporter on the investigative consumer affairs programme Fair Go. He interviewed topical figures on current affai ...more...

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Supercarrier (TV series)

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Supercarrier (TV series)

Supercarrier is an American military drama television series that aired on ABC from March 6 until May 14, 1988. It features US Navy Pilots aboard the fictional aircraft carrier USS Georgetown. It suffered from low ratings against CBS's Murder, She Wrote and NBC's Family Ties, and only lasted eight episodes before being cancelled. Cast Robert Hooks as Commander Jim Coleman Ken Olandt as Lt Jack "Sierra" DePalma Paul Gleason (pilot episode) Cec Verrell as Lt Ruth "Bee-Bee" Ruthkowski John David Bland as Lt Doyle "ANZAC" Sampson Gerardo Mejía as Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Luis Cruz Michael Sharrett (pilot episode) Matthew Walker as Seaman Raymond Lafitte Tasia Valenza (pilot episode) Wendie Malick (pilot episode) Denise Nicholas (pilot episode) Scott Kraft (pilot episode) Craig Stevens (pilot episode) Thomas Beck (pilot episode) Alex Hyde-White as Lt Dave "Hat Trick" Rawley Dale Dye as Capt Henry K. 'Hank' Madigan Richard Jaeckel as Master Chief Sam Rivers Dennis R. "Beau" Sumne ...more...

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Gustave Thibon

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Gustave Thibon

Gustave Thibon (French: ; 2 September 1903 – 19 January 2001) was a French philosopher.[1] He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.[2] Biography Although essentially self-taught (he left school at the age of thirteen), Thibon was an avid reader – especially of poetry, in French, Provençal and Latin. He was very impressed by the First World War, which led him to hate patriotism and democracy.[3] The young Gustave Thibon travelled extensively, at first to London and Italy, and later to North Africa, where he served in the military, before returning to his native village at the age of 23. Under the influence of writers such as Léon Bloy and Jacques Maritain he converted to Catholicism. At the invitation of the latter, he started his literary career in the pages of the Revue Thomiste. During World War II Thibon hosted the philosopher Simone Weil at his farm; he published S. Weil's work La Pesanteur et la Grâce (Gravity and Grace) in 1947.[4] Works 1933 – "À Propos de Trois Récents O ...more...

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Ashley Parker

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Ashley Parker

Ashley R. Parker[1] (born 1982) is an American journalist, a Pulitzer prize winning White House reporter for The Washington Post, and senior political analyst for MSNBC. From 2011 to 2017 she was a Washington-based[2] politics reporter[3] for The New York Times. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where she grew up.[4] She has appeared on Washington Week on PBS, and she has also written for The New York Times Magazine. She covers many Republican Party candidates, elected officials, and topics.[5][6] She also covers routine New York City topics[7] and the White House. She also covered Chelsea Clinton's wedding for The New York Times.[8] Parker's photographs have appeared in Vanity Fair, and her writing has appeared in other publications, including The New York Sun, Glamour, The Huffington Post,[9] Washingtonian, Chicago Magazine, and Life magazine. She also has worked as a researcher for Maureen Dowd, a columnist for The New York Times. Except during her college years and a few years of her work with The New ...more...

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Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone

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Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone

Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone are fictional characters and a supercouple from the American daytime drama All My Children.[1][2][3][4] Bianca was portrayed by Eden Riegel, and Maggie was portrayed by Elizabeth Hendrickson. Lorraine Broderick created and introduced Bianca in 1988, and Agnes Nixon expanded on the character, scripting her as a lesbian and making her the first lead character on a major daytime drama to be a lesbian.[5] Hendrickson was originally brought on as character Frankie Stone; the storyline revolved around the close relationship of Bianca and Frankie, as well as the aftermath of Frankie's death. When her death attracted criticism, writer Richard Culliton decided to bring the actress back as the character's identical twin sister, Maggie Stone. Maggie debuted on the show in 2002, to investigate her sister's murder, and was immediately thereafter set up to bond with Bianca. The two characters became the center of an on-again, off-again romantic flirtation that developed into a romance, ...more...

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Dustin Poirier

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Dustin Poirier

Dustin Glenn Poirier[3] (born January 19, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing as a Lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, he formerly competed for Bang FC and the WEC. Poirier is one of the subjects of the documentary Fightville by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, which examines the mixed martial arts scene in southern Louisiana.[4] As of August 1, 2018, he is #3 in the official UFC lightweight rankings.[5] Early years Poirier is from Lafayette, Louisiana and is of French descent, specifically he is of Cajun heritage.[6] Poirier wrestled at Northside High School (Lafayette, Louisiana).[7] He relocated to South Florida with his wife Jolie for training purposes.[6] Mixed martial arts career Early career Poirier turned professional in 2009, quickly compiled a record of 7-0, competing mostly in regional promotions across his native Louisiana and the Southern United States. He defeated Daniel Watts on October 31, 2009 by knockout i ...more...

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Tomoji Abe

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Tomoji Abe

Tomoji Abe (阿部 知二 Abe Tomoji, 26 June 1903 – 23 April 1973) was a Japanese novelist, social critic, humanist, and translator of English and American literature. Although he began writing as a modernist, in his later works he represented the intellectual movement in Japanese literature.[1] This movement departed from Japanese traditional thinking and from established forms of narration, which focused on esthetic values and emotional states of mind (such as appear in the works of Junichiro Tanizaki and Ryunosuke Akutagawa); it also departed from modernist views, which continued to be popular in world literature and in Japan (Japanese modernist writers included Haruo Satō, Sei Ito, Tatsuo Hori, Riichi Yokomitsu and Yasunari Kawabata). Abe's intellectual approach was incompatible with the socio-political atmosphere of Japan in the early Shōwa period (1925–1945), with rising fascism and militarism, and the crusade to preserve Japanese feudal traditions.[1] Early life Tomoji Abe was born in Yunogō, Mimasaka, Okay ...more...

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Philip Bazaar

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Philip Bazaar

Seaman Philip Bazaar, born in Chile, South America, was a United States Navy seaman who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration of the United States for valor in combat. According to the citation he distinguished himself during the battle for Fort Fisher of the American Civil War. Biography USS Santiago de Cuba Bazaar, a resident of Massachusetts, was an immigrant from Chile who joined the Union Navy at New Bedford, Massachusetts.[1] Bazaar was assigned to the USS Santiago de Cuba during the American Civil War.[1] Santiago de Cuba was a wooden, brigantine-rigged, side-wheel steamship under the command of Rear Admiral David D. Porter.[2] In the later part of 1864, Union General Ulysses S. Grant ordered an assault on Fort Fisher, a stronghold of the Confederate States of America. It protected the vital trading routes of Wilmington's port, at North Carolina.[3] Rear Admiral Porter was in charge of the naval assault and General Benjamin F. Butler was in charge of the land assault[3 ...more...

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Singer Corporation

A Singer treadle sewing machine Singer Corporation is an American manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I. M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark. Best known for its sewing machines, it was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865, then The Singer Company in 1963. It is based in La Vergne, Tennessee, near Nashville. Its first large factory for mass production was built in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1863.[1] The company Old Singer logo A Singer 1851 sewing machine Singer's original design, which was the first practical sewing machine for general domestic use, incorporated the basic eye-pointed needle and lock stitch developed by Elias Howe, who won a patent-infringement suit against Singer in 1854. Patent No. 8294, of August 12, 1851, introduced one of the most useful machines, and one of the most remarkable men, that have figured in the development of the sewing machine. Isaac Merritt Singer, strolling player, theater manager, inve ...more...

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Law enforcement in Cambodia

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Law enforcement in Cambodia

Law enforcement in Cambodia is handled by the Cambodian National Police, one of three General Departments within the Ministry of the Interior. The National Police numbers 64,000 and is divided into four autonomous units and five central departments.[1] The National Police share significant functional overlap with the Military Police (officially the National Gendarmerie), which functions within the Ministry of Defense.[2] National police Police vehicle in Phnom Penh. The General Department of the National Police is one of three general departments within the Ministry of the Interior. The others are the General Inspectorate for Political, Administrative and Police Affairs and the General Department of Administration. The ministry is headed by deputy prime minister Sar Kheng and the National Police by a Commissioner-General with the rank of four-star general. (The current Commissioner-General is Neth Savoeun, a nephew by marriage of prime minister Hun Sen; according to a US embassy cable released through Wi ...more...

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List of extinct animals of Europe

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List of extinct animals of Europe

This list of extinct animals in Europe features the animals that have become extinct on the European continent and some in other dependent territories of European countries. While most of the animals in the recent Holocene have a human-caused extinction,[1] Pleistocene extinctions and early Holocene extinctions are contested. Many theories of the cause of their extinction have been presented; some human-caused while others as a product of climate change. The K-T extinction is also contested, with the major cause being either both volcano and meteor or just a meteorite that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Many of the extinct animals were subspecies or color morphs such as the pied raven or disputed species like the tarpan or the gravenche. Most extinctions occurred in prehistoric times. The species gone extinct in the last 500 years were mostly from peripheral regions of Europe like the Caucasus, the North Atlantic or Mediterranean islands. Except for molluscs, the only species extinct in the heartlan ...more...

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Amrapali (film)

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Amrapali (film)

Amrapali is a 1966 historical Hindi film directed by Lekh Tandon, starring Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt as leads. Music of the film was by Shankar-Jaikishan. The rights to this film are owned by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. It was based on the life of Amrapali (Ambapali), the nagarvadhu (royal courtesan) of Vaishali in present-day Bihar, the capital of the Licchavi republic in ancient India around 500 BC and Ajatashatru, the Haryanka dynasty king of the Magadha empire, who falls in love with her. Though he destroys Vaishali to get her, she in the meantime has been transformed by her encounter with Gautama Buddha, of whom she becomes a disciple and an Arahant herself. Her story finds mention in old Pali texts and Buddhist traditions.[2][3] The film was selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[4] Though the film wasn't a commercial success, in time it started being seen as classic and is remembered not just ...more...

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