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Ahvaz

Ahvaz spelt Ahwaz or Al-Ahwaz, is a city in the southwest of Iran and the capital of Khuzestan province. Ahvaz's population is about 1,300,000 and its built-up area with the nearby town of Sheybani is home to 1,136,989 inhabitants, it is home to Persians, Bakhtiaris, Shushtaris, etc. and different languages are spoken in it, such as Persian, the Luri dialects of Luri, Shushtari, etc. Iran's only navigable river, the Karun, passes by the middle of the city, it has a long history dating back to the Achaemenid period. In the ancient times, it had been one of the main centers of the Academy of Gondishapur; the word Ahvaz is a modern Persianized form of the Arabic "Ahwaz" which in turn, is derived from an older Persian word. The Dehkhoda Dictionary defines the "Suq-al-Ahvaz" as "Market of the Khuzis", where "Suq" is the Elamite word for market, "Ahvaz" is a broken plural of the form "af'āl" of the word "Huz", which itself comes from the Persian Huz, from Achaemenid inscriptions where the term first appears.

Thus, "Ahvaz" in Persian means "the Huz-i people", which refers to the Khuzi original inhabitants of Khūzestān. The name of the region appears in medieval Syriac sources as ܒܝܬ ܗܘܙܝܐ Beṯ Huzáyé meaning "land of the Huzis"; the term "Huz", meanwhile, is the Old Persian rendition of Suz, the native Elamite name of the region. See Origin of the name Khuzestan and Elam#Etymology for more details. Ahvaz is "Avaja" which appear in Darius's epigraph; this word appears in Naqsh-Rostam inscription as "Khaja" or "Khooja" too. First named Ōhrmazd-Ardašēr it was built near the beginning of the Sassanid dynasty on what historians believe to have been the site of the old city of Taryana, a notable city under the Persian Achaemenid dynasty, or the city of Aginis referred to in Greek sources where Nearchus and his fleet entered the Pafitigris.. It was founded either by Ardashir I in 230 or by his grandson Hormizd I, it became the seat of the province, was referred to as Hūmšēr. During the Sassanid era, an irrigation system and several dams were constructed, the city prospered.

Examples of Sassanid-era dams are Band-e Mizan, Band-e Borj Ayar and Band-e Khak. The city replaced Susa, the ancient capital of Susiana, as the capital of what was called Khuzestān; the city had two sections. When the Arabs invaded the area in 640, the part of the city home to the nobility was demolished but the Hūj-ī-stānwāčār "Market of Khūz State", the merchant area, remained intact; the city was therefore renamed Sūq al-Ahwāz, "Market of the Khuz", a semi-literal translation of the Persian name of this quarter - Ahwāz being the Arabic broken plural of Hûz, taken from the ancient Persian term for the native Elamite peoples, Hūja. During the Umayyad and Abbasid eras, Ahvaz flourished as a center for the cultivation of sugarcane and as the home of many well-known scholars, it is discussed by such respected medieval historians and geographers as ibn Hawqal, Istakhri, al-Muqaddasi, Ya'qubi and Mostowfi Qazvini. Nearby stood the Academy of Gundishapur, where the modern-day teaching hospital is said to have been first established.

Ahvaz was devastated in the Mongol invasions of the 13th and 14th centuries and subsequently declined into a village. The dam and irrigation channels, no longer maintained and collapsed early in the 19th century. During this time Ahvaz was inhabited by the original Khuzhis and a small number of Sabians. Although most Arab migrants fled the city, a few stayed; some minor cultivation continued, while all evidence of sugarcane plantations is still going on in Haft Teppe area in north of Ahvaz, although ruins of sugarcane mills from the medieval era remained in existence. Several ruins of water mills still remain in Shush and Shushtar; the seat of the province has, for the most of its history, been in its northern reaches, first at Susa and at Shushtar. During a short spell in the Sasanian era, the capital of the province was moved to its geographical center, where the river town of Hormuz-Ardashir; however in the Sasanian time and throughout the Islamic era, the provincial seat returned and stayed at Shushtar, until the late Qajar period.

With the increase in the international sea commerce arriving on the shores of Khuzestan, Ahvaz became a more suitable location for the provincial capital. The River Karun is navigable all the way to Ahvaz; the town was thus refurbished by the order of the Qajar king, Naser al-Din Shah and renamed after him, Nâseri. Shushtar declined, while Ahvaz/Nâseri prospered to the present day. In the 19th century, "Ahvaz was no more than a small borough inhabited by Sabeans." In the 1880s, under Qajar rule, the Karun River was re-opened to commerce. A newly built railway crossed the Karun at Ahvaz; the city again became a commercial crossroads, linking rail traffic. The construction of the Suez Canal further stimulated trade. A port city was built near the old village of Ahvaz, named Bandar-e-Naseri in hono

Samurai Gunn

Samurai Gunn is a 2D action video game developed by Teknopants and published by Maxistentialism. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in 2013, OS X in 2015, a planned PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita version are in the works. A sequel, Samurai Gunn 2, was announced for release on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and will release on Nintendo Switch in 2020. Samurai Gunn is a local multiplayer game that supports 2 to 4 players utilising melee and shooting mechanics as well as platforming. Players are armed with a gun with only three bullets per life. A match consists of players defeating each other with one hit with an attack with either their sword or a bullet. Both swords and bullets can be deflected by other players with precise timing. Teknopants' Beau Blyth came up with the concept of Samurai Gunn while watching Tommy Wiseau's film The Room and in his boredom exclaimed to his friend Jake that he would make a game, his friend replied. With guns." Development of the game started the same night, in which Blyth had a working prototype running with most of the basic features.

The core game was produced within a week. Samurai Gunn received positive reviews from most critics. Official website

Polar set

See polar set. In functional and convex analysis, related disciplines of mathematics, the polar set A ∘ is a special convex set associated to any subset A of a vector space X lying in the dual space X ∗; the bipolar of a subset is the polar of A ∘, but lies in X. There are at least three competing definitions of the polar of a set, originating in projective geometry and convex analysis. In each case, the definition describes a duality between certain subsets of a dual pair of vector spaces; the polar cone of a convex cone A ⊆ X is the set A ∘:= This definition gives a duality on points and hyperplanes, writing the latter as the intersection of two oppositely-oriented half-spaces. The polar hyperplane of a point x; some authors call a dual cone the polar cone. The polar of a set A ⊆ X is the set A ∘: = This; some authors include absolute values around the inner product. If A ⊆ B B ∘ ⊆ A ∘ An immediate corollary is that ⋃ i ∈ I A i ∘ ⊆ ∘. For all γ ≠ 0: ∘ = 1 ∣ γ ∣ A ∘. ∘ = ⋂ i ∈ I A i ∘. For a dual pair A ∘ is closed in Y under the weak-*-topology on Y.

The bipolar A ∘ ∘ of a set A is the closed convex hull of A ∪, the smallest closed and convex set containing both A and 0. The bidual cone of a cone A is the closed conic hull of A. For a closed convex cone C in X, the dual cone is the polar of C.

Arellano High School

Cayetano Arellano High School, otherwise known as Manila North High School, is a public secondary school located along Teodora Alonzo Street, Santa Cruz, Manila, in the Philippines. It is one of the oldest public schools in Manila; the first American-established public high school in Manila was Manila High School, which according to the National Historical Institute, was established in 1906 under the tutelage of Dr. David P. Barrows, Director of Education and Mr. Charles H. Magee, Acting Superintendent of the City Schools of Manila. In 1921, it was split into two: Manila South High School renamed Araullo High School and Manila North High School, now known as Arellano High School; the first principals were Americans. In 1930, Manila North High School was renamed in honor of Justice Cayetano Arellano, the first Filipino Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Under the able administration of Juan C. Laya, the school annexed two units at La Chambre Building on Reina Regente Street in Binondo to accommodate the growing number of post-liberation students.

These units became the Jose Abad Santos High School. During the administration of Angel Framo, Arellano High School became the largest public school in Manila. In 1949, the annexes in Halili and Rizal Avenue became Manuel L Quezon High School. In 1961, the remaining five annexes in Mayhaligue, O'Donnel, Zurbaran and Lope de Vega were integrated to become Doña Teodora Alonzo High School. Lorenzo Sumulong Alberto Segismundo Cruz Alfredo M. Santos Benedicto Cabrera Adrian Cristobal Reynato Puno Andres Narvasa Edilberto de Jesus Jaime C. Laya Fernando Poe Sr. German Moreno Renato Constantino Fernando Sena Arellano High School Across Time

Andra (singer)

Alexandra Irina Măruță, better known by her stage name Andra, is a Romanian singer and judge at Românii au talent. In 2007, she received Gold and Platinum certification for the album De la frate la soră, she collaborated with Dan Bittman, Direcția 5, What's Up, Marcel Pavel, Marius Moga and the band Simplu. AndraAlex presented the TV shows Singuri cu vedeta on Antena 1 and O-la-la on Pro TV. In 2013 she was nominated at the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2014 she won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, her song, "Why", reached number 8 on Billboard. Her other songs "Lie to Me" and "Sweet Dreams" enjoyed critical successes. In 2017, Sony Pictures choose the Romanian star to provides the Romanian voice of Smurfette from the animated movie Smurfs: The Lost Village, becoming the third experience for the artist, after she dubbed the Romanian voice of a goose in Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2016. Official websiteInterviews "Folclorul si Ardealul sunt parte din sufletul meu", Formula AS - annul 2002, numărul 530 "Am mare noroc.

M-a inzestrat Dumnezeucu o memorie muzicala foarte buna", Formula AS - annul 2003, numărul 600 VIDEO Andra: "Eu și Cătălin îl «bârfim» pe David ore întregi", 23 August 2011, Andreea Glodea, Adevărul Andra: In showbizul romanesc si-au facut loc tot felul de impostori, 19 ianuarie 2012, Corina Stoica, Revista Tango

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is an upcoming mid-engine PHEV sports car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari. The car shares its name with the SF90 Formula One car with the name standing for the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and "Stradale" meaning for road; the car has a 7.9 kWh lithium-ion battery for regenerative braking, giving the car 26 km of electric range. The car comes with four driving modes depending on road conditions; the modes are changed by the eManettino knob present on the steering wheel. The eDrive mode runs the car only on the electric motors; the Hybrid mode runs the car on both the internal combustion engine and the electric motors and is the car's default mode. In this mode, the car's onboard computer turns off the engine if the conditions are ideal in order to save fuel while allowing the driver to start the engine again; the Performance mode keeps the engine running in order to charge the batteries and keeps the car responsive in order for optimum performance.

The Qualify mode uses the powertrain to its full potential. The control logic system makes use of three primary areas; the SF90 Stradale is equipped with three electric motors, adding a combined output of 220 PS to a twin-turbocharged V8 engine rated at a power output of 780 PS at 7,500 rpm. The car is rated at a total output of 1,000 PS at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 800 N⋅m at 6,000 rpm; the engine is an evolution of the unit found in the 488 Pista and the upcoming F8 Tributo models. The engine's capacity has been increased to 4.0 L and the bore has been increased to 88 mm. The intake and exhaust of the engine have been modified; the cylinder heads of the engine are now narrower and the all-new central fuel injectors run at a pressure of 350 bar. The assembly for the turbochargers is lower than that of the exhaust system and the engine sits 50 mm lower in the chassis than the other mid-engine V8 models in order to maintain a lower centre of gravity; the engine utilises a smaller flywheels and an inconel exhaust manifold.

The front wheels are powered by two electric motors, providing torque vectoring. They function as the reversing gear, as the main transmission does not have a reversing gear; the engine of the SF90 Stradale is mated to a new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new transmission is 10 kg lighter and more compact than the existing 7-speed transmission used by the other offerings of the manufacturer due to the absence of a dedicated reverse gear since reversing is provided by the electric motors mounted on the front axle; the new transmission has a 30% faster shift time. A 16-inch curved display located behind the steering wheel displays various vital statistics of the car to the driver; the car employs a new head-up display that would reconfigure itself according to the selected driving mode. The steering wheel is carried over from the 488 but now features multiple capacitive touch interfaces to control the various functions of the car. Other conventional levers and buttons are retained; the interior will channel sound of the engine to the driver according to the manufacturer.

The SF90 Stradale employs eSSC which controls the torque distribution to all four wheels of the car. The eSSC is combined with eTC, a new brake-by-wire system which combines the traditional hydraulic braking system and electric motors to provide optimal regenerative braking and torque vectoring; the car's all-new chassis combines aluminium and carbon fibre to improve structural rigidity and provide a suitable platform for the car's hybrid system. The car has a total dry weight of 1,570 kg after combining the 270 kg weight of the electric system. Ferrari states that the SF90 Stradale is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, 0–200 km/h in 6.7 seconds and can attain a top speed of 340 km/h. The manufacturer claims that the SF90 Stradale can generate 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h due to new findings in aero and thermal dynamics; the main feature of the design is the twin-part rear wing, an application of the DRS used in Formula One. A fixed element in the wing incorporates the rear light, the mobile parts of the wing integrate into the body by using electric actuators in order to maximise downforce.

The SF90 Stradale uses an evolution of Ferrari's vortex generators mounted at the front of the car. The car employs a cab-forward design in order to utilise the new aerodynamic parts of the car more and in order to incorporate radiators or the cooling requirements of the hybrid system of the car; the design is a close collaboration between Ferrari Styling Centre and Ferrari engineers. The rear-end of the car carries over many iconic Ferrari Styling elements such as the flying buttresses; the engine cover has been kept as low as possible in order to maximise airflow. According to the car's lead designer, Flavio Manzoni, the car's design lies in between that of a spaceship and of a race car; the rear side-profile harkens back to the 1960s 330 P3/4. A higher-performance version, the SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano, will be available as well; the Assetto Fiorano has racing-derived Multimatic shocks and lightweight carbon fibre parts embedded in door panels and underbody. The Assetto