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African pygmy squirrel

The African pygmy squirrel is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Myosciurus, it is found in tropical rainforests in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon. It is not considered threatened, but declines locally due to habitat loss. Together with the least pygmy squirrel of Asia, the African pygmy squirrel is the world's smallest squirrel measuring about 12–14 cm in total length and just 15–18 g in weight, less than a typical house mouse. African pygmy squirrels are live in trees; these squirrels are found in many forests in Central Africa. They prefer lower levels of the canopy, spend most of the time at heights up to five meters. African pygmy squirrels are the smallest squirrel species in the world; these pygmy squirrels have longer hind limbs than forelimbs, an arched profile skull, rooted cheek teeth, growing incisors. The African pygmy squirrel’s tiny body is more mouse-like than squirrel-like; the borders of the eyes and ears are rounded with white edges at the tip.

The coat is light olive white in the under parts and buffy umber brown in the upper parts. The standard adult mass is 16.5 grams. This species has one premolar in each side of the upper jaw. There is slight sexual dimorphism between males and females, with female body size moderately smaller than males but male cranial size is smaller than females; the head and body length is about 60–75 mm and the tail has a measurement of 50–60 mm in length. Other physical features include: endothermy and bilateral symmetry. Information regarding the African pygmy squirrel’s reproduction has not been defined. Arboreal squirrels have a polygamous mating system, where there is male-male competition for access to females; the female surrenders and mates with the most competitive, they will mate in a protected area to prevent attacks or threats during copulation. The average number of offspring is about 2, it has been indicated. Breeding appears to be concentrated seasonally based on observations of similar squirrel species, but it is not known which season favors breeding.

Females provide all the parental care for the offspring, but researchers have not defined the details. African pygmy squirrels live in trees, they are diurnal squirrels that spend time searching for food, due to their small size, they are the only species of squirrels that travel upside down and right-side up along the branches of trees. African pygmy squirrels are solitary, they do not participate in grouping together to attack predators. African Pygmy Squirrels have keen hearing and smell, they use the vibrissae on their bodies to help them in navigation of tree branches. A low-intensity alarm vocalization has been recorded and it is described as a “faint pipping sound,” seeming to alert and call attention to nearby danger; these calls may warn nearby animals of a threat. Unlike most squirrels, African pygmy squirrels don’t cache food, meaning they don’t hide and store their food. Myosciurus pumilio species are omnivorous; these squirrels eat scrapings from bark and fruit. It is theorized that oily spores from microscopic fungus may be the primary substance these squirrels obtain from the bark.

African pygmy squirrels are bark gleaners and forage incessantly. African pygmy squirrels are victims to birds of prey; some other known predators are civets and army ants. These squirrels remain aware to protect themselves from predators. Deforestation and habitat degradation is the main threat to this species, as it reduces where they live due to low population numbers and its specific ecology. In western Central Africa there is poor environmental governance, illegal logging operation, population growth, weak protection of the area are some of the threats these squirrels are experiencing. Deforestation is the overall dominant threat to the African pygmy squirrel, which reduces their habitat for this squirrel and countless other species. According to the IUCN, Myosciurus pumilio, once classified as “vulnerable,” has now been listed as “least concern.” Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B.. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Switzerland. Grubb, P. 2004. Myosciurus pumilio. In: IUCN 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Downloaded on 14 March 2006. Emmons L. H. 1980. Ecology and resource partitioning among nine species of African rain forest squirrels. Ecological Monographs 50: 31-54 Emmons L. H. 1979. Observations on litter size and development of some African rainforest squirrels. Biotropica 11: 207-213 Emmons L. H. 1979. A note on the forefoot of Myosciurus pumilio. Journal of Mammalogy 60: 431-432 Gharaibeh B. M. and Jones C. 1996 Myosciurus pumilio. Mammalian Species 523: 1-3: 17 Jones, C. H. Setzer. 1970. Comments on Myosciurus Pumilio. Journal of Mammalogy, 51/4: "813-814. Macdonald, D. 2001. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press, New York. Nowak, R. M. 1999. Walkers Mammals of the World. Sixth edition; the Johns Hopkins University Press and London. Schlitter D. A. 1989. African rodents of special concern: A preliminary assessment. In Lidlicker Rodents: A world survey of species of conservation concern. Occas. Pop. Internatl. Union conservation. Nat Species Survival Comm. No4, iv +60pp. Van Tienhoven A. Hayssen V. and van Tienhoven A. 1993.

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Legh Richmond

Legh Richmond was a Church of England clergyman and writer. He is noted for tracts, narratives of conversion that innovated in the relation of stories of the poor and female subjects, which were subsequently much imitated, he was known for an influential collection of letters to his children, powerfully stating an evangelical attitude to childhood of the period, by misprision sometimes taken as models for parental conversation and family life, for example by novelists, against Richmond's practice. He was born on 29 January 1772, in Liverpool, the son of Henry Richmond and academic, his wife Catherine Atherton, he was educated at Trinity College, was ordained deacon in June 1797 and took his MA in July of the same year. On 24 July 1797, two days after marrying Mary Chambers, he was appointed to the joint curacies of St. Mary's Church, Brading and St. John the Baptist Church, Yaverland on the Isle of Wight, he was ordained priest in February 1798. Richmond was powerfully influenced by William Wilberforce's Practical View of Christianity, took a prominent interest in the British and Foreign Bible Society, the Church Missionary Society, the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews and similar institutions.

In 1805 Richmond became assistant-chaplain to the Lock Hospital, for a short period. That year he was appointed rector of Turvey, Bedfordshire, as successor to Erasmus Middleton; the patron, Sarah Fuller, consulted Ambrose Serle. He remained at Turvey for the rest of his life, he began taking pupils at the rectory, two being Charles Longuet Higgins and Walter Augustus Shirley, while teaching his own sons, but was not effectual and passed tuition on to his curates. Richmond was instrumental in unmasking the imposter Ann Moore, the "fasting woman" of Tutbury, in 1813. In 1814 he was appointed chaplain to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, father of Queen Victoria. Richmond died on 8 May 1827, his funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Thomas Fry of a close friend. Richmond was one of the first clergymen to found a village Friendly Society; the Turvey Friendly Society was formed to give wages to the poor when they were sick and could not work. It was in Turvey that Richmond began to write stories based on material he had collected while living in the Isle of Wight.

These were simple tales about country folk. The Dairyman's Daughter was the first published, followed by The Young Cottager and The Negro Servant. All were published in the Christian Guardian between 1809-1814; the best known of his writings is The Dairyman's Daughter, of which as many as four millions in nineteen languages were circulated before 1849. A collected edition of his stories of village life was first published by the Religious Tract Society in 1814 under the title of Annals of the Poor. Sixteen years after Richmond’s death, the engraver George Brannon published a supplement to Annals of the Poor under the title The Landscape Beauties of the Isle of Wight. Richmond edited a series of Reformation theological works, with biographies, in eight volumes called Fathers of the English Church; the Dairyman's Daughter The history of little Jane, the young cottager The Negro servant A Visit to the Infirmary The history of Mary Watson & Jenny Mortimer, two Sunday-School girls: founded on facts The African widow.

Annals of the Poor, 1814 The Orphan Memoir of Miss Hannah Sinclair, who died, May 22, 1818. Walk circumspectly; the Fathers of the English Church: or, A selection from the writings of the reformers and early protestant divines of the Church of England, series edited Richmond. This series appeared in eight volumes, from 1807 to 1812, was unsuccessful in financial terms, leaving Richmond with debts, which were met by supporters in 1814; the work of republication was taken up by the Parker Society. A Sermon preached in the Parish Church of Brading... on February 27, 1799, being the Day appointed for a General Fast. A Sermon on the sin of cruelty towards the brute creation. February 15, 1801. A Sermon preached at the Parish Church of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe and St. Anne, Blackfriars, on Tuesday in Whitsun week, May 23, 1809, before the Society for Missions to Africa and the East, instituted by members of the Established Church, being their ninth anniversary. Reflections, suggested by the close of the year: being a sermon preached at Brading in the Isle of Wight, on the last Sunday of the year.

The following items are listed in WorldCat. Letter from Legh Richmond to Samuel Hope Letter from Legh Richmond to Thomas Burgess 2 letters from Legh Richmond to William Wilberforce Letter from Legh Richmond to Samuel Whitbread Letter from Legh Richmond to Harris Cawes Letter from Legh Richmond to Lord Bolton Letter from Legh Richmond to Rev. S. Hillyard Letter from Legh Richmond to Rev. W. Renton Letter from Legh Richmond to Chauncy Hare Townshend Letter from Legh Richmond to Joseph John Gurney Autograph letter signed: Brading, Isle of Wight, to Hannah More, 1804 Jan. 17. Autograph letter signed: to Mr. Relfe, 1826 Feb. 6. Legh Richmond letters, 1807-1815 Numerous lives of Richmond have been published. Domestic Portraiture by his close friend T

I'm So Glad

"I'm So Glad" is a Delta blues-style song recorded by American musician Skip James in 1931. Blues historian Gerard Herzhaft notes "This spiritual dates back to the beginning of the blues". Blues writer Stephen Calt describes it as "a Two-Step piece marked by fiendishly fast playing an eight bar arrangement comprised of single measures." He adds. Paramount Records released James' "I'm So Glad" on the standard 10-inch 78 rpm shellac phonograph record in 1931, it is included on various compilations as well as Hard Time Killing' Floor, a complete collection of James' recordings on compact disc, by Yazoo Records. James' song has been recorded including Fred McDowell. After it was reworked by British rock group Cream, the song gained a much wider audience. James was pleased and remarked "That piece is gonna stand". Cream updated the song, they recorded it in September 1966 for Fresh Cream. "I'm So Glad" was a feature of their live performances. A recording from The Forum in October 1968 is included on the album Goodbye.

Deep Purple recorded "I'm So Glad" for their first album Shades of Deep Purple. The group's vocalist Rod Evans and drummer Ian Paice had recommended. In the mid-1960s, both had recorded "I'm So Glad" with a previous band the Maze. Deep Purple introduces the song with their own arrangement, titled "Prelude: Happiness", it is a medley consisting of excerpts from the instrumental arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's classical Scheherezade. The Cream-derived song starts after the medley. Besides the studio version, in October 1968, Deep Purple recorded a live performance of the medley, released on Inglewood – Live in California, it was recorded at The Forum, during their tour with Cream. It was a breakout hit in 1967 for the Detroit-based band "Scot Richard Case" Christian child's prayer § Spirituals

Lee Chun-soo

Lee Chun-Soo is a retired football player from South Korea. In 2002, he joined Ulsan Hyundai FC, he played as a forward for the national team during the 2002 World Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2006 World Cup. While Lee attended Bupyeong High School, he was being touted as the future of Korean football, along with Choi Tae-Uk. In 2002, Lee made the World Cup squad. After the World Cup, he moved to Real Sociedad of Spain, becoming the first Korean to play in the Spanish La Liga. After a mediocre season, however, he was loaned to fellow Spanish side Numancia, before returning to Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i of South Korea's K-League. Though Lee joined Ulsan mid-season, his performance proved to be invaluable to Ulsan's capture of the 2005 league, scoring a hat trick in the first leg of the finals, he was subsequently named the K-League's Most Valuable Player on 28 December 2005. At the 2006 World Cup, he scored Korea's first goal with a free kick against Togo in a 2–1 win. In the summer of 2008, Lee failed to adapt to the country.

In July 2008 Feyenoord announced Lee's loan to Korean powerhouse Suwon Samsung Bluewings on a one-year deal. His stint was ill-received: he performed poorly, had clashes with the coaching staff, was suspended from the K-League. After a few months, Suwon released him and on 26 February 2009, he was loaned to the Chunnam Dragons until 31 July 2009. On 13 June 2009, he signed with the Dragons. In the last week of June 2009, however, a secret contract was exposed. Feyenoord had tried to transfer Lee to Al Nassr and Chunnam released him due to problems, he left Saudi Arabia while still under contract with Al Nassr. He joined Omiya Ardija of Japan. On 31 March 2013, he came back to the K-league after 1381 days with Incheon United in a game against Daejeon Citizen. After a slow start, he got an assist against Ulsan Hyundai on 20 April 2013. On 25 May 2013, he scored his first goal since his comeback against Busan IPark. While at the club, he took the role of veteran to lead the seniors as one team. On 5 November 2015, he announced his retirement as a player.

His final performance came in March 2016 in an international fixture between Lebanon. In 2005, he took a special seminar at Goyang Baekyang Middle School with Chung Mong-joon, president of the Korea Football Association. In June 2014, he starred in the SNL Korea corner "GTA Soccer Game Winning Eleven" alongside Kim Min-kyo. In December 2015, he displayed his singing skills; as of March 2016, he is a commentator for JTBC3 Fox Sports. As of 1 May 2016 Ulsan Hyundai FC K League 1: 2005 A3 Champions Cup: 2006 Super Cup: 2006 League Cup: 2007Feyenoord KNVB Cup: 2007–08 South Korea FIFA World Cup fourth place: 2002 Results list South Korea's goal tally first. Lee Chun-soo – K League stats at Lee Chun-soo – National Team Stats at KFA Lee Chun-soo – FIFA competition record Lee Chun-soo at Lee Chun-soo at J. League

List of shipwrecks in the Channel Islands

The list of shipwrecks in the Channel Islands lists some of the ships that wrecked on or sank in the waters of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. The list includes ships that sustained a damaged hull, which were refloated and repaired. There are at least 700 identified shipwrecks and another 100 unidentified, in Bailiwick of Guernsey waters alone. Jersey experiences some of the largest tidal ranges in the world, up to 12 metres; the mass of water moving in and out gives rise to fast moving currents. Alderney has the Alderney Race; these combined with the numerous smaller islands, offshore reefs, isolated rocks extending up to 13 miles from the main islands, as well as the Islands' location close to the English Channel shipping channels, has resulted in thousands of shipwrecks over the centuries. The Bailiwick of Guernsey comprises the islands of Guernsey, Sark, Herm and a number of smaller islands and rocks. See List of islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey for a complete list of their smaller islands.

Les Casquets. Other parts which emerge above the water are the islets of Ortac. Little vegetation grows on them; the Bailiwick of Jersey comprises the island of Jersey and a number of smaller islets and rocks, most of which are covered at high tide. See List of islands of the Bailiwick of Jersey for a complete list of their smaller islands. Les Écréhous NE of Jersey consists of two reefs which form an extensive shoal area 7 miles long and 2.3 miles wide. Les Minquiers 9 miles S of Jersey, its largest island is only 50 metres by 20 metres, but at low water, Les Minquiers has a land area greater than 100km²; the deliberate wrecking of ships has not been a Channel Island trait, although the recovery of goods from a natural wreck has always been undertaken. Smuggling and Privateer's have abounded in the Islands' waters over many centuries. Modern navigation systems have helped reduce the number of disasters, but shipping still receive warnings of waters around the Channel Islands Jersey Guernsey Alderney Other Open sea Bailiwick of Guernsey Transport in Guernsey Bailiwick of Jersey Transport in Jersey

The Hunchback and the Dancer

The Hunchback and the Dancer is a 1920 silent German horror film directed by F. W. Murnau and photographed by Karl Freund; this is now considered to be a lost film. The film was written by Carl Meyer, who wrote The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Karl Freund emigrated to Hollywood where he directed such classic horror films as The Mummy and Mad Love, it premiered at the Marmorhaus in Berlin. A repulsive hunchback named James Wilton changes his relationship with women when he discovers a diamond mine in Java. A young woman named; when she decides to break up with him and go back to her former lover, the hunchback manages to taint her with a poisonous substance that will kill anyone who kisses her. After two of her paramours die before her eyes, she catches on that he had contaminated her, she decides to get revenge by luring the hunchback into kissing her himself. Sascha Gura as Gina John Gottowt as James Wilton Paul Biensfeldt as Smith Henri Peters-Arnolds as Percy Bella Polini as Tänzerin Werner Krauss Lyda Salmonova Anna von Palen as Smith's mother List of lost films The Hunchback and the Dancer on IMDb