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Mo (Oz)

Mo is a fictional region neighboring the Land of Oz. It is sometimes called The Beautiful Valley of Mo. Mo is the setting of the book The Magical Monarch of Mo by L. Frank Baum. In the first edition of the book, titled A New Wonderland, the country is known as Phunniland; the Land of Mo is mentioned in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, as well as in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, appears in The Scarecrow of Oz. The rain of Mo is made of lemonade, candy grows on trees, lakes are made of milk. Everyone in Mo is immortal and the King and Queen have many, many children. Crystal Lake - A lake, composed of a sugar-syrup; when it hardens under the sun, its surface is good for skating on. Though there is a danger of a skater breaking through the surface. Milk River - A river, made of milk; the islands in the Milk River are made of cheese, creams gather in small pools near the river bank, great strawberries grow from water lilies. The sand on the river banks of the Milk River is pure white sugar and is excellent for growing candy and bonbon bushes.

River of Needles - A river, a perfect stream of sharp glittering needles and blocks the path to the castle of Maetta. Root Beer River - A river where peanut trees go near it; the Root Beer River flows down a great hole. It is forbidden to swim in the Root. Fruit Cake Island - An island, in the middle of the Root Beer River. Bredenbutta – The forty-seventh cousin of the King of Mo, the great-grandniece of the Queen of Mo, a noblewoman who lives in the Land of Mo. Bumpy Man - Introduced in The Scarecrow of Oz, the Bumpy Man is a rugged-looking man with bumps all over him, he is called the Mountain Ear because it is his duty to listen to the world around him and tell the mountain on which he lives about what is going on. Thus, it keeps the mountain from shaking and spouting, he sleeps little. Cast-Iron Man – A mechanical giant, created by King Scowleyow to destroy the Land of Mo. Gigaboos – A race of fearsome creatures that live in the Land of Mo, its body was round with a thick shell, its head was supported by a long goose-like neck, it had four mouths, seven bright and glittering eyes, ten short thick legs, two arms with claws like a lobster that were strong enough to pinch a tree in two.

Hartilaf – A giant who lives with his wife in a valley, next to the Land of Mo. Hartilaf is so big that he can make a journey to Alaska and South America and be back by sundown. King of Mo - The unnamed ruler of Mo. King Scowleyow - The wicked king of an unnamed kingdom, north of the Land of Mo. Maetta - A sorceress who lives in the Land of Mo. Nuphsed - The royal chamberlain of the King of Mo. Prince - A talking dog who lives in the Land of Mo and is the only dog that lives there. Prince Fiddlecumdoo - The youngest son of the King of Mo and an expert violinist. Prince Jollikin - The brave son of the King of Mo. Prince Zingle - The oldest son of the King of Mo. Prince Thinkabit - The clever son of the King of Mo. Princess Pattycake - The most beautiful daughter of the King of Mo. Princess Truella - The daughter of the King of Mo. Purple Dragon - A terrible creature that lived in the Land of Mo. Queen of Mo - The unnamed wife of the King of Mo. Timtom - A young man who lives in the Land of Mo, he fell in love with Princess Pattycake.

Wise Donkey - An intelligent donkey who somehow emigrated to the Land of Oz as seen in The Patchwork Girl of Oz

2011–12 Toto Cup Al

The 2011–12 Toto Cup Al was the thirtieth season of the third most important football tournament in Israel since its introduction and the first under the current format. It was held in two stages. First, sixteen Premier League teams were divided into four groups; the winners and runners-up, were advanced to the Quarterfinals. Quarterfinals and Finals were held as one-legged matches, with the Final played at HaMoshava Stadium in Petah Tikva, it began on 30 July 2011 and ended on 24 January 2012. Ironi Kiryat Shmona were the defending champions. On 24 January 2012, Ironi Kiryat Shmona defended the cup after beating Hapoel Tel Aviv in the finals; the draw took place on 6 June 2011. The matches were played from 30 July to 16 August 2011; the draw took place on 9 October 2011. The matches were played on 26 October 2011; the draw took place on 27 October 2011. The matches were played on 10 January 2012. 2011–12 Toto Cup Leumit 2011–12 Israeli Premier League 2011–12 Israel State Cup Official website


Qiedihou, whose name was Qiedi, was a Chanyu of the Xiongnu Empire, the successor to Xulihu. He reigned during the time, he was the younger brother of Xulihu, who died, after just a one-year reign, during a campaign against a newly built Chinese fort Shuofang in Ordos. Qiedihou reigned during one of the most aggressive periods in Chinese history, one of the many troubled periods in Xiongnu history. In 101 BCE Qiedihou, wishing to establish relations with the Han, said after accession to the throne: “I am a child. How can I view the Han Emperor as an enemy when I have a venerable old man in front of me?” He returned to the Han. Qiedihou succeeded his brother Xulihu in 101 BC. In 101 BC, the Xiongnu raided Dingxiang, Yunzhong and Jiuquan. Considering that Qiedihou would look favourably on China, the Han Emperor decided to try and achieve his goal of persuading the Chanyu to submit to China; the difficult economic situation in China, created by long struggles with northern and southern neighbours, prompted Emperor Wu to try to settle relations with the Xiongnu through peaceful negotiations.

In 101 BC an embassy headed by Su Wu left for the Xiongnu loaded with rich gifts. However, contrary to Chinese expectations, Qiedihou was reported to be arrogant, the question of an allegiance was not raised. While visiting the Xiongnu, a deputy of Su Wu, Zhang Sheng, made contact with Chinese prisoners and conspired with them to revolt, kidnap Chanyu's mother, assassinate the Chanyu's half-Chinese advisor Wei Lü, head home. Zhang Sheng tried to bribe the Chanyu's Prince of Gou and Yu Chang; the plot was uncovered, one of its leaders pointed to Zhang Sheng. A furious Chanyu executed the conspirators, urged the members of the embassy to admit their guilt and switch to the side of the Xiongnu; when Su Wu refused to betray his country, he was sent to Lake Baikal, where he spend 19 years before he could return to China. In the summer of 99 BC, Li Guangli and three other Han generals led a force of 35,000 against the Xiongnu in the Tian Shan range. Successful, Li Guangli defeated the Wise King of the Right and killed some 10,000 Xiongnu, but was surrounded on the way back and had to defend himself.

They managed to drive back the Xiongnu before trying to head back to China. The Xiongnu gave chase leading to heavy casualties for the Han army. Li Guangli only returned with less than half of his original army; the other Han generals, Li Ling and Lu Bode, had been left further back earlier as a rear guard, but Lu Bode objected to serving under Li Ling and decided to advance with only 5,000 infantry, confident that his force of crossbowmen would be able to handle any Xiongnu force they encountered. He had set up fortifications between two hills; the Xiongnu made repeated charges on his position, but failed to overcome Li Ling's crossbow and shield/spear formation, suffering heavy casualties. When Li Ling's forces sought to retreat, but the Xiongnu chased after them, harassing them until nightfall. Only 400 men made it back and Li Ling was captured. In the spring of 97 BC, Li Guangli and two other generals led a force of over 160,000 against the Xiongnu. Li's forces were said to have been routed by only 10,000 Xiongnu and fought a running battle for ten days.

Gongsun Ao fought an inconclusive battle with the Wise King of the Left. Han Yue failed to encounter any Xiongnu. Qiedihou had two sons. Before his death Qiedihou bequeathed him the throne under the name of Hulugu Chanyu. Bichurin N. Ya. "Collection of information on peoples in Central Asia in ancient times", vol. 1, Sankt Petersburg, 1851, reprint Moscow-Leningrad, 1950 Chang, Chun-shu, The Rise of the Chinese Empire 1, The University of Michigan Press Cosmo, Nicola Di, Ancient China and Its Enemies, Cambridge University Press Cosmo, Nicola di, Military Culture in Imperial China, Harvard University Press Loewe, Michael, A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han, Xin Periods, Brill Taskin B. S. "Materials on Sünnu history", Moscow, 1968, p. 31 Whiting, Marvin C. Imperial Chinese Military History, Writers Club Press

The Briar Club

The Briar Club is a country club in Houston, Texas. It is located at the corner of Westheimer Road and Timmons Lane, it is between The Downtown Houston. As of 2004 it has 1,100 members; as of 2004 the club annually hosts 20 to 25 weddings. Richard Lareau, the club's chief operating officer and general manager, said that he hoped to have the club perform three times that number. In 1997 Skip Hollandsworth of the Texas Monthly wrote that Briar Club "had become a haven for many River Oaks residents"; the nearby Westheimer Animal Clinic had been established in 1946. Dr. E. P. Stallings started a horse practice on the property. Stallings sold land to what would become The Briar Club for $10,000; the club started in 1949. In 2001 the Briar Club acquired ownership of the Westheimer Animal Clinic building. In 2004 it was engaging in an expansion that had a cost of millions of multiple phases; the club anticipated. Phase one, with a scheduled completion date in late December 2004, had a price tag of $4.8 million.

The expansion included a sports pavilion, a parking lot for 80 cars, a new spa and fitness center. Due to the club needing space for its expansion, the Westheimer Animal Clinic was scheduled to move from an adjacent lot of Westheimer Road to a new location in the City of Bellaire in 2004; the club planned to move its laundry operations into the former veterinarian building. The Briar Club would be able to reconfigure its kitchen so it could host larger banquets and weddings. In January 2004 the club demolished two buildings at Westheimer Road at Saint Street so a covered athletic court and a parking lot could be built; as of July 2004 the annex building had been demolished so a fitness center could be built in its place. As of 2004 the fitness center had 4,500 square feet of space; the club planned to expand it to 17,000 square feet of space. The club intended to install wooden lockers, massage facilities, a steam room, a whirlpool; the next phases were scheduled to include a clubhouse, a parking garage, an expansion of a swimming pool, the facility's eighth tennis court.

The club planned for phase two to begin around 2009. The parking garage, a part of phase two, would be built on the site of a 198-space surface parking lot. Phase three includes the demolition of the current club house and replacing it with a new one. Phase four includes the expansion of a pool. In 2010 Champion Energy received a two year contract to supply electricity service to the club; the club is situated on a 5.5-acre plot of land. It is bounded by Westheimer Road, Timmons Street, Saint Street, a multifamily housing development; as of 2004 The Briar Club is using 1.25 acres of the land. List of traditional gentlemen's clubs in the United States

James Cantero

James Cantero Coitiño is a Uruguayan former football striker and player's agent. Born in Paso de los Toros, Tacuarembó, Cantero began playing football in the Uruguayan Primera División with Independiente Flores at age 16. Two years he joined Montevideo-based side Defensor Sporting Club, he played for Rampla Juniors before moving to Costa Rica to play for Club Sport Uruguay de Coronado. In August 1990, Cantero joined Segunda División side UE Lleida, where the 23-year-old would lead the club with 17 league goals. After one season, Real Murcia signed Cantero, in January 1992. Cantero scored 41 goals for Murcia, including 25 goals during the 1992–93 Segunda División B season. Cantero next embarked on a journeyman's career, playing for Sport Boys in Peru, Correcaminos UAT in Mexico, as well as clubs in El Salvador and United Arab Emirates, he finished his career in the Segunda División B with Lorca Deportiva. After he retired from playing football, Cantero became a player's agent and acts as a consultant for Mexican club CF Pachuca.

The famous Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano tells a thrilling story involving the player and the writer himself in his latest book entitled "The Hunter Stories" pages 218 and 219 Cantero's son, Adrian, is a footballer who plays for CF Pachuca's youth teams. James Cantero at BDFutbol James Cantero – Liga MX stats at