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Alabama River

The Alabama River, in the U. S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about 6 miles north of Montgomery, near the suburb of Wetumpka. The river flows west to Selma southwest until, about 45 miles from Mobile, it unites with the Tombigbee, forming the Mobile and Tensaw rivers, which discharge into Mobile Bay; the run of the Alabama is meandering. Its width varies from 50 to 200 yards, its depth from 3 to 40 feet, its length as measured by the United States Geological Survey is 318.5 miles, by steamboat measurement, 420 miles. The river crosses timber districts of the state. Railways connect it with the mineral regions of north-central Alabama. After the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, the principal tributary of the Alabama is the Cahaba River, about 194 miles long and joins the Alabama River about 10 miles below Selma; the Alabama River's main tributary, the Coosa River, crosses the mineral region of Alabama and is navigable for light-draft boats from Rome, Georgia, to about 117 miles above Wetumpka, from Wetumpka to its junction with the Tallapoosa.

The channel of the river has been improved by the federal government. The navigation of the Tallapoosa River – which has its source in Paulding County, is about 265 miles long – is prevented by shoals and a 60-foot fall at Tallassee, a few miles north of its junction with the Coosa; the Alabama is navigable throughout the year. The river played an important role in the growth of the economy in the region during the 19th century as a source of transportation of goods; the river is still used for transportation of farming produce. Documented by Europeans first in 1701, the Alabama and Tallapoosa rivers were central to the homeland of the Creek Indians before their removal by United States forces to the Indian Territory in the 1830s; the Edmund Pettus Bridge crosses the Alabama River near Selma. The bridge was the site of noted civil rights marches for voting rights in March 1965; the Alabama River has dams between Montgomery and the Mobile River. The Robert F. Henry Lock & Dam is located at river mile 236.2, the Millers Ferry Lock & Dam is located at river mile 133.0, the Claiborne Lock & Dam is located at river mile 72.5.

List of Alabama rivers Tallapoosa River Coosa River Mobile River South Atlantic-Gulf Water Resource Region Allrefer.com "Alabama, a river of the state of Alabama". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. "Alabama. A river formed by the junction of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers". New International Encyclopedia. 1905

Cuckoo wrasse

The cuckoo wrasse is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Senegal, including the Azores and Madeira. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, they occur in weedy, rocky areas between 40 and 80 m. This species is an occasional food fish for local populations but is popular as a game fish, it is a popular fish for display in public aquaria. The cuckoo wrasse has a long, pointed head, its body is slimmer and more elongated in shape than the ballan wrasse, with which it is sympatric in the north eastern Atlantic, it is a colourful fish which shows clear sexual dimorphism. The young males and the females are coloured with a mix of pink and red; the females possess three black spots on their back to the rear of the dorsal fin, with white colouration between which stretch to the tail which are not present on males. The males have blue heads and orange bodies, blue stripes and mottled patterns run along the body and there are blue lines on the margins of the fins. Like the ballan wrasse, the cuckoo wrasse has a small mouth with thick fleshy, folded lips and a single row of canine-like teeth n each jaw.he maximum total length for a male is 40 centimetres and for females it is 30 centimetres, although the common total length for males is 30 centimetres.

The long dorsal fin is in height along its length and this species has large scales which are bigger than the pupil of the eye. The cuckoo wrasse occurs in the north east Atlantic Ocean along the coast of Europe from Norway south to Andalusia and along the Atlantic coast of north Africa south to Senegal, it occurs off the Azores and Madeira too. Its range extends into the Mediterranean Sea as far as Cyprus, where it is common, but it is absent from the Levantine Sea; the cuckoo wrasse is found where there are rocks and other hard substrates in the algal zone at depths of 2–200 minutes although off Great Britain they are found between 20–80 metres. It is associated with area dominated by coralline algae; this species shows a preference for deeper water than the ballan wrasse, with which it is sympatric off western Europe and only enters shallow inshore waters. In the Azores adults of this species is not encountered above depths of 50 metres, although juveniles may be found at shallower depths occasionally.

They are found occurring as solitary individuals or in pairs with young. They are oviparous and the female can lay up to a thousand eggs in a dish-shaped nest made by the male from algae, which he guards; the cuckoo wrasse is a protogynous hermaphrodite, females an change sex into males, a process which takes around seven months. The diet is comprised of crustaceans but it will take fishes and worms/ The name cuckoo wrasse comes from Cornish fishermen who associated the blue markings with bluebell flowers. In the Cornish language, a bluebell is bleujenn an gog "the cuckoo flower"; the cuckoo wrasse was formally described by Carolus Linnaeus in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae published in 1758, Liinaeus gave the type locality as "Liburnia", modern Dalmatia, Croatia. The cuckoo wrasse is eaten but wrasse flesh is not popular in many places, for example in Britain, so it is not much in demand from commercial fisheries, it isfished by recreational anglers and, as they are long lived fish their populations can be affected by too high a catch, they are fished for on a catch and release basis.

Photos of Cuckoo wrasse on Sealife Collection

Marry Me a Little (Desperate Housewives)

"Marry Me a Little" is the 109th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the twenty-second episode of the show's fifth season and aired on May 10, 2009. Karl suggests several shady ways for Bree to hide her assets from Orson, including keeping double books, that she agrees to, but she can't believe her ears. Dave asks M. J. what he thinks of Jackson and turns the conversation to the fire at the nightclub, whether the police have been by to question him about it. Gabrielle spends a fortune on a new vase, but refuses to shell out for the canopy bed that Juanita wants because her friend has one. Juanita points out that they're supposed to be rich, so Gaby drags her to the church's soup kitchen to teach her gratitude for what she has. There, Gaby runs into an old friend, who used to be well-off but is now homeless. Gabrielle decides Fran's downfall must have been gambling problem. Susan and Jackson plan to marry at City Hall in a few days, but he suggests having a big engagement party to convince immigration that it's a legitimate marriage.

She's taken aback when he insists she can't tell anyone, not her friends, that the marriage is a fraud. Jackson and Susan tell Mike and Katherine the news: Katherine is thrilled and throws her arms around Susan but Mike is worried that it's all happening too fast. Tom's discouraged. "I am a dinosaur," he laments. "My time has passed." At Jackson and Susan's engagement party, Dave comments that he and Jackson haven't seen each other since the fire and Jackson mentions that he ran into a detective who wants to question him about that night. As Jackson starts to relate what he saw, Dave knocks over a tray of wine glasses. Orson says that Bree can't find her. That's. Bree directs Karl on what to take, but when she starts rearranging the mantel to make up for the items they're taking, he knocks everything to the floor. "This place has to look like it was ransacked by robbers, not someone's personal shopper," he admonishes her. He encourages her to let loose a little, she insists she'd rather be a lady, but gives in and smashes a dental award Orson is proud of.

At the party, Tom runs into an old college friend. The friend confesses his secret: He's had a facelift! And now Tom wants one too. "We can't afford it," Lynette says. Mike is happy. Susan drags Jackson aside to tell him how much she needs Mike's money, saying, "I'm sorry, but I can't marry you." He points out that he'll be sent back to Canada and she rolls her eyes and says, "It's Canada, not Iran. It's like America with free health insurance." She promises to talk to Mike to see if they can "work something out." When Orson and Bree return home, Orson is shocked to see the house looted. "We've been robbed," exclaims Bree. "It wasn't me, I swear," says Orson. Gaby returns to the shelter to help Fran out, but to find out what brought her so low. Fran tells her. "We're all just an accident or a tumor or a bad investment away from standing in line for free soup," she says as she takes the money. Gaby explains. Fran hopes she never loses her house. Mike casually asks Katherine to marry him and she excitedly says yes.

She wonders what brought on his proposal and he answers, "Just seems like the right time." But when she goes to hug him, she sees what he was just looking at: Susan. Orson stirs some romantic memories in Bree when he draws the Venetian mask, stolen. He's faxed it to the shop; when she can't believe he'd go to all that trouble, he replies, "Then you must not know how much you mean to me." Dave calls Katherine: he's getting back on the promotional speaking trail and wants her to look in on the house while he's gone. Just Susan knocks on Katherine's door; when she learns that Mike isn't home, Susan admits that the wedding is only to keep Jackson in the country and that it all hangs on whether Mike can keep paying her alimony. Realizing her own wedding depends on Susan's, Katherine blurts out, "You have to!" and offers to talk to Mike. Because Katherine put the phone on the table while she "got rid of" Susan, Dave heard the whole conversation, he hangs up the phone with a smile. Lynette brings home a coworker with a botched facelift to convince Tom to give up the idea, but Tom is undeterred.

Lynette believes if he gets surgery, someday he's going to want her to go under the knife as well. She recalls all the incidents that gave him the lines on his face and says, "It's like a map of our marriage, I don't want to lose it." Bree tells Karl she's having second thoughts about divorcing Orson, but he talks her back into it, saying that all women get cold feet at some point and that Orson is "that bad." Susan gets a text that reads, "I'll keep paying the alimony, Mike." Only the message isn't from Mike, but Katherine, who deletes it. Susan and Jackson are on their way to get married, but before they can drive to City Hall, a car pulls up with two immigration officials who arrest Jackson. Katherine looks worriedly at Mike while Dave smiles. Bree's phone rings and Orson answers it. It's from the storage unit she rented, telling him that they accidentally overcharged her. Orson goes to the unit and finds all the stolen items, in

James Mansfield (English cricketer)

James William Mansfield was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Marylebone Cricket Club and Cambridge University between 1883 and 1888. He was a right-handed middle-order batsman, he was died at Westminster, London. Mansfield was the fourth son of the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny soldier Sir William Rose Mansfield, created Baron Sandhurst, he was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, graduating in 1884. Mansfield made his first-class cricket debut while at Cambridge, playing in 1882 for "An England XI" in a match against the university side. In 1883 and 1884, he played for the university team and appeared in both seasons in the University Match against Oxford University, he had limited success, but against the Orleans Club in the first-class game in 1883 he scored 117, this was the highest score of his cricket career. After leaving Cambridge, he played a couple of times for MCC in matches against the university team. Mansfield became a wine merchant in the city of London in partnership with the MP Sir Ernest Hatch, was managing director and chairman of Hatch Mansfield & Co.

He died in Westminster Hospital after a heart attack.

Lucius Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus

Lucius Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus was a Roman politician in the 5th century BC, consul in 458 BC, decemvir from 450 to 449 BC. Brother of Quintus Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus, consul in 457 BC, he was a member of the Minucii Augurini branch of the gens Minucia. Lucius was grandson of a Marcus Minucius, his complete name is Lucius Minucius P.f. M.n. Esquilinus Augurinus. In 458 BC, he was consul with Gaius Nautius Rutilus. Livy, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Diodorus Siculus called him consul ordinarius, but according to the Fasti Capitolini, he was the consul suffect, replacing a certain Carvetus who died at the beginning of his term; this year, Rome had faced an assault by the Aequi whose treaty had expired the year before and Roman territory was pillaged by the Sabines, reaching as far as the city walls. The consuls levied two armies, Augurinus alongside the dictator Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, named by consul Rutilus, who relinquished command of the army once the mission was accomplished, returned power to the Senate.

Once back in Rome, Augurinus abdicated and command of his army was given to the praefectus Urbi, Quintus Fabius Vibulanus. In 450 BC, Lucius was elected as member of the Second Decemvirate against more qualified candidates thanks to the supportive actions of Appius Claudius Crassus, decemvir the year before; this commission achieved the writing of the Law of the Twelve Tables, but under the influence of Crassus, they despotically maintained power after the end of their mission. In 449 BC, the decemvirs, led by Crassus, illegally kept their power, against the will of the Senate and the people; the invasion of the Sabines and the Aequi had dispersed the decemvirs. Quintus Fabius Vibulanus, Manius Rabuleius, Quintus Poetelius Libo met the Sabines in battle while Lucius Minucius accompanied Marcus Cornelius Maluginensis, Lucius Sergius Esquilinus, Titus Antonius Merenda in their fight with the Aequi. However, the army had revolted against the decemvirs, the plebeians had left the city en masse for Aventine Hill.

Lucius Minucius and his colleagues acquiesced and gave up their power - some left in exile. Their goods were confiscated. In 440 BC, a great famine had reached Rome. Given the urgency of the situation, the consuls had elected a praefectus annonae crearetur, some sort of prefect of the Republic's corn supply, whose purpose it was to secure the grain supply, it was this year that the aedile of the plebs, Manius Marcius, organized a distribution of grain for the plebs, where each individual was given one-third of a Roman bushel. The example of Manius Marcius was soon followed by Spurius Maelius, a rich member of the Equestrian order, who had acquired great quantities of fresh wheat in Etruria, distributed it to the people for free, his popularity became such that the Patricians were convinced that he was only trying to gain support in order to become king. He had taken measures for a coup. In the meantime, Lucius Minucius had informed Titus Quinctius Capitolinus Barbatus, Agrippa Menenius Lanatus, who were elected consuls for the year 439 BC, named Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus dictator at the start of their term.

Cincinnatus had Spurius Maelius assassinated by Gaius Servilius Ahala. According to ancient authors, Lucius Minucius was rewarded with the erection of a statue for having alerted the patricians to the danger that Spurius Maelius posed. Broughton, T. Robert S. "The Magistrates of the Roman Republic", Philological Monographs, number XV, volume I, New York: The American Philological Association, vol. I, 509 B. C. - 100 B. C

Kenneth H. Cooper

Kenneth H. Cooper is a doctor of medicine and former Air Force Colonel from Oklahoma, who pioneered the benefits of doing aerobic exercise for maintaining and improving health, he is the author of the 1968 book Aerobics, which emphasized a point system for improving the cardiovascular system. The popular mass market version was The New Aerobics, published ten years later, his points system is the basis of the 10,000 steps per day method of maintaining adequate fitness by walking. A native of Oklahoma City, Cooper completed a 13-year military career. During his Air Force career, he devised a simple test which correlated well with the existing concept of VO2max, so could conveniently be used to establish the fitness level of large numbers of people, he left the Air Force in 1970, when he and his wife, moved to Dallas to found the Cooper Aerobics Center. Cooper developed the Smart Snack Ribbon guidelines put into use by the convenient fun foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. Frito-Lay. Cooper is the founder of the non-profit research and education organization, The Cooper Institute, opened in 1970.

Cooper is the founder of and Chairman at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas and McKinney, which comprises eight health and wellness entities. Cooper has published 18 books that have sold 30 million copies and been translated into 41 languages. Cooper helped to launch modern fitness culture, he is now known as the "father of aerobics". He and his wife are parents of a daughter. Cooper has written about the importance of Christian religious faith in his life. Cooper studied the effect of exercise in the late 1960s and used the term "training effect" although that term had been used before; the measured effects were that muscles of respiration were strengthened, the heart was strengthened, blood pressure was sometimes lowered and the total amount of blood and number of red blood cells increased, making the blood a more efficient carrier of oxygen. VO2 Max was increased, he published his ideas in a book, "Aerobics" in 1968. The exercise necessary can be accomplished by any aerobic exercise in a wide variety of schedules - Cooper found it best to award "points" for each amount of exercise and require 30 points a week to maintain the Training Effect.

Cooper instead recommended a "12-minute test" followed by adherence to the appropriate starting-up schedule in his book. As always, he recommends; the physiological effects of training have received much further study since Cooper's original work. It is now considered that effects of exercise on general metabolic rate are comparatively small and the greatest effect occurs for only a few hours. Though endurance training does increase the VO2 max of many people, there is considerable variation in the degree to which it increases VO2 max between individuals. Aerobics Run for Your Life: Aerobic Conditioning for Your Heart The Aerobics Way: New Data on the World's Most Popular Exercise Program The New Aerobics Aerobics for Women The Aerobics Program for Total Well-being: Exercise, Emotional Balance Fitness for Life, 6 Audio Cassettes Aerobics Program Running Without Fear The New Aerobics for Women Preventing Osteoporosis: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program Controlling Cholesterol: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventative Medicine Program Reducing Cholesterol: A Heart-Smart Guide to Low-Fat Eating Overcoming Hypertension: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program Kid Fitness: a Complete Shape-up Program From Birth Through High School Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Antioxidant Revolution Its Better To Believe Faith-based Fitness The Medical Program That Uses Spiritual Motivation To Achieve Maximum Health And *Add Years To Your Life Antioxidant Revolution Can Stress Heal?

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