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Ali Kazmi

Ali Kazmi, is a Canadian actor of Pakistani descent. He appears in English and Urdu language films and televisionries. Apart from acting he has worked as a host, director and model. Kazmi was born to the actor Rahat Kazmi and Sahira Kazmi, a well-known TV director and actress who's herself the daughter of the late Bollywood actor Shyam, on 31 October 1981 in Karachi, Pakistan, he began his career as a child actor in 1995 TV series Zikr Hai Kai Saal Ka on PTV Home and continued playing supporting or minor roles in television which includes Manzil. After completing his studies from Karachi, he moved to Canada and began acting and modeling there by appearing in TV series and plays, he worked at China Syndrome Productions as a director and producer. One of his initial major roles was as a villain in the film The Dependables, he played a negative role in Mehreen Jabbar's Jackson Heights which gave him more popularity in Pakistan. In 2015, he starred in two commercially successful films, Rohit Jugraj Chauhan's Sardaar Ji and Deepa Mehta's Beeba Boys with Sarah Allen, Randeep Hooda and Gulshan Grover.

Kazmi has appeared in the short film Coffee at Laundromat for which he has won Best Actor in a Short Film award at the World Music & Independent Film Festival 2016. He appeared in Liam Neeson's short-lived TV series Taken. "I play Marzoki, a fast talking, quirky analyst", said Kazmi in an interview regarding Taken. He appeared in Mehreen Jabbar's Dobara Phir Se and the animated film The Breadwinner produced by Angelina Jolie. Ali was signed to appear in Ajay Devgan's Shivaay, but due to not getting permission to shot in Canada where Kazmi is based, some changes were made in the script and his role was removed. He is playing the role of Abid in Tu Ishq Hai. Kazmi married his high school sweetheart Alizeh Khorasanee, whom he knew since the age of 12, they settled in Toronto. In 2014, their son was born; because he travelled a lot around the world, Ali Kazmi can speak English, Punjabi, Pashto, basic French and Arabic. 2013:Meri Beti - ARY Digital 2014:Koi Nahi Apna - Ary Digital 2014:Dusri Bivi- ARY Digital 2014:Bahu Begum Soutan 2015:Rang Laaga- ARY Digital 2015:Mere Jeevan Saathi- ARY Digital 2015:Begunaah- ARY Digital 2016:Be Aib-Urdu 1 2016:Ye ishq- ARY Digital 2016:Waada- ARY Digital 2016:Muqabil- ARY Digital 2016:"Be qasoor"- ARY Digital 2016:Andaaz-e-Sitam-Urdu 1 2016:Haya Ke Rang - ARY Zindagi 2016:Naimat- ARY Digital 2016:Tum Yaad Aaye- ARY Digital 2016:Aap Ke Liye- ARY Digital 2016:Saheliyan- ARY Digital 2016:Mere Baba ki Ounchi Haveli - ARY Zindagi 2016:Teri Chah Mein- ARY Digital 2016:Mera Yaar Mila De- ARY Digital 2016:Socha Na Tha- ARY Digital 2016:Dil Haari- ARY Digital 2016:Shehzada Saleem- ARY Digital 2017:Mubarak Ho Beti Hui Hai- ARY Digital 2017:Zaakham- ARY Digital 2017:Bilqees Urff Bittoo -Urdu 1 2017:Bachay Baraye Farokht-Urdu 1 2017:Teri Raza- ARY Digital 2017:Aisi Hai Tanhai -ARY Digital 2018:Meri Guriya - ARY Digital 2018:Nibah - ARY Digital 2018:Babban Khala Ki Betiyan - ARY Digital 2018:Badbakhti - ARY Zindagi 2018:Balaa - ARY Digital 2018:Khudparast - ARY Digital 2018:Visaal - ARY Digital 2019:Cheekh - ARY Digital 2019:Bandish - ARY Digital Ali Kazmi on IMDb Ali Kazmi at Rotten Tomatoes Ali Kazmi on Instagram

MasterChef Junior Thailand

MasterChef Junior Thailand is a Thai competitive cooking game show that premieres in 2013 with the name Junior MasterChef Thailand. The series was adapted out of the British show Junior MasterChef. In 2018, MasterChef Junior Thailand was brought back by Channel 7; the audition for new contestants was opened in 2018. For the 2013 series, contestants are not eliminated every week, though four are eliminated at a time once the top 12 is decided; every eliminated contestant receives a range of prizes. The first season of the show, was aired between 3 February 2013 and 2 June 2013, it featured 8-12 year old contestants. The series was dropped by Channel 3 with only one season aired; the auditions for the first season of the revival series were opened in 2018. The age limit for the contestants was increased from 12 to 13 years old. MasterChef Thailand

Ukulele Lady

"Ukulele Lady" is a popular standard, an old evergreen song by Gus Kahn and Richard A. Whiting. Published in 1925, the song was first made famous by Vaughn De Leath, it has been recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra with vocals by the Southern Fall Colored Quartet on June 3, 1925. I. heard over TC’s chopper radio being sung off key by drunken sailor. Bing Crosby recorded the song for his radio show in 1960 and it was subsequently released on the CD Return to Paradise Islands. Bette Midler first performed the song live in the 1997 TV special "Diva Las Vegas" as a tribute to her native Hawaii. Midler recorded the song for her album Bathhouse Betty. 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams - sung by some of the guests at Gus and Grace's party. 1999 Vaughn De Leath's 1925 hit recording of the song was used in The Cider House Rules. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Open-pit mining

Open-pit, open-cast or open cut mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. This form of mining differs from extractive methods that require tunnelling into the earth, such as long wall mining. Open-pit mines are used when deposits of commercially useful ore or rocks are found near the surface, it is applied to ore or rocks found at the surface because the overburden is thin or the material of interest is structurally unsuitable for tunnelling. In contrast, minerals that have been found underground but are difficult to retrieve due to hard rock, can be reached using a form of underground mining. To create an open-pit mine, the miners must determine the information of the ore, underground; this is done through drilling of probe holes in the ground plotting each hole location on a map. The information gained through the holes with provide an idea of the vertical extent of the ore's body; this vertical information is used to pit tentative locations of the benches that will occur in the mine.

It is important to consider the grade and economic value of the ore in the potential pit. Open-pit mines that produce building materials and dimension stone are referred to as "quarries." Open-pit mines are enlarged until either the mineral resource is exhausted, or an increasing ratio of overburden to ore makes further mining uneconomic. When this occurs, the exhausted mines are sometimes converted to landfills for disposal of solid wastes. However, some form of water control is required to keep the mine pit from becoming a lake, if the mine is situated in a climate of considerable precipitation or if any layers of the pit forming the mine border productive aquifers. Open-pit mining is to be considered one of the most dangerous sectors in the industrial world, it causes significant effects to miners health, as well as damage to the ecological land. Open-pit mining causes changes to vegetation and bedrock, which contributes to changes in surface hydrology, groundwater levels, flow paths. Additionally, open-pit produces harmful pollutants depending on the type of mineral being mined, the type of mining process being used.

Open-cast mines are dug on benches. The interval of the benches depends on the deposit being mined, the mineral being mined, the size of the machinery, being used. Large mine benches are 12 to 15 metres thick. In contrast, many quarries do not use benches, as they are shallow. Mining can be conducted on more than one bench at a time, access to different benches is done with a system of ramps; the width of each bench is determined by the size of the equipment being used 20-40 metres wide. Downward ramps are created to allow mining on a new level to begin; this new level will become progressively wider to form the new pit bottom. Most walls of the pit are mined on an angle less than vertical. Waste rock is stripped when the pit becomes deeper, therefore this angle is a safety precaution to prevent and minimize damage and danger from rock falls. However, this depends on how weathered and eroded the rocks are, the type of rocks involved, it depends on the amount of structural weaknesses occur within the rocks, such as a faults, joints or foliations.

The walls are stepped. The inclined section of the wall is known as the batter, the flat part of the step is known as the bench or berm; the steps in the walls help prevent. In some instances additional ground support is required and rock bolts, cable bolts and shotcrete are used. De-watering bores may be used to relieve water pressure by drilling horizontally into the wall, enough to cause failures in the wall by itself. A haul road is situated at the side of the pit, forming a ramp up which trucks can drive, carrying ore and waste rock. Open-pit mines create a significant amount of waste. One million tons of ore and waste rock can move from the largest mines per day, a couple thousand tons moved from small mines per day. There is four main operations in a mine that contribute to this load: drilling, blasting and hauling. Waste rock is hauled to a waste dump. Waste dumps can be piled at the surface of the active pit, or in mined pits. Leftover waste from processing the ore is called tailings, is in the form of a slurry.

This is pumped to a tailings settling pond, where the water is reused or evaporated. Tailings dams can be toxic due to the presence of unextracted sulfide minerals, some forms of toxic minerals in the gangue, cyanide, used to treat gold ore via the cyanide leach process. If proper environmental protections are not in place, this toxicity can harm the surrounding environment. Open-pit mining involves the process of disrupting the ground, which leads to the creation of air pollutants; the main source of air pollutants comes from the transportation of minerals, but there are various other factors including drilling and the loading and unloading of overburden. These type of pollutants cause significant damage to public health and safety in addition to damaging the air quality; the inhalation of these pollutants can cause issues to the lungs and increase mortality. Furthermore, the pollutants affect fauna in the areas surrounding open-pit mines. Open-pit gold mining is one of the highest potential mining threats on the environment as it affects the air and water chemistry.

The exposed dust may be toxic or radioactive, making it a health concern for the workers and the surrounding communities. A form of open-cast quarry

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies was founded in 1972 as a research center within the Newberry Library. Its goals are to encourage the use of the Newberry collections on American Indian history; the Center’s main focus within the Newberry Library’s collections is the extensive materials acquired by Edward Ayer, including the commissioned portraits by Elbridge Ayer Burbank. The Center coordinates annual seminars and conferences, provides fellowships for continuing research; the Center’s inception was guided by an advisory council composed of prominent scholars and intellectual leaders from across the country, with a majority American Indian membership. They chose D’Arcy McNickle to serve as the first director and help formulate the Center’s mission and goals; the center is directed by Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby. Born in Chicago, Illinois she is of Chicana heritage. An award-winning artist and scholar of American Indian art and visual culture, Dr. Norby earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For four decades, the McNickle Center’s staff and affiliated research projects have played a major role in shaping modern scholarship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Scholars on various fellowships have produced nearly fifty dozens of scholarly articles; the Center’s current activities include academic seminars in American Indian Studies, fellowships for scholars and public programs. The McNickle Center organizes the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies and its related programs, which changed its name from the Committee for Institutional Cooperation/Newberry Library American Indian Studies Consortium in 2009. Upon the Center’s inception in 1972, it was titled The Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian, its current namesake and first director, D’Arcy McNickle, had a large role in the development of the Center and its mission. It was his hope that it would become a place where a new life could be given to the old academics of Native American history.

This vision included freeing American Indian history from the writings of the Eastern Establishment, dominant at the time. D’Arcy McNickle worked at the Center with Father Peter J. Powell, a priest serving the Native American community of Chicago. Father Powell came to the Newberry through a Guggenheim Fellowship as a scholar in residence, came to serve on the Advisors’ Committee for the Center. Together with the rest of the Advisors’ Committee, Father Powell and McNickle established a vision and a plan for the Center. In a retrospective, Father Powell wrote, “We wanted tribal oral history to be respected as the truest major source of truth regarding Native American history, rather than the White documents depended upon by writers of American Indian history in the past.” The programs and projects of the McNickle Center continue to cultivate this goal, including the Indians of the Midwest project and the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. The McNickle Center was home, from 2003 to 2008, to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation /Newberry Library American Indian Studies Consortium, a faculty- and student-driven initiative supported by Liberal Arts and Sciences Deans from the thirteen CIC institutions of the Midwest.

The CIC was dedicated to nurturing quality scholarship in the associated fields of American Indian studies by awarding graduate student and faculty fellowships, hosting graduate student workshops and seminars, sponsoring public programs, organizing an annual graduate student conference as well as an annual research conference. In June 2008, the McNickle Center inaugurated the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies. NCAIS began accepting members in the summer of 2008 and launched its first programs in July 2009; the Consortium draws on the Newberry’s world-renowned collection in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the resources of the McNickle Center to offer annual workshops, institutes and fellowships to graduate students and faculty at member institutions. The consortium stands at the heart of the mission of the McNickle Center, the Center’s staff take responsibility for organizing program administration; the program is composed of six aspects: an annual three-day graduate workshop, an annual graduate conference, a one-month residential summer institute, one to two month graduate student fellowships, faculty fellowships, additional activities coordinated by the McNickle center.

The McNickle Center Seminar in American Indian Studies runs alongside the Consortium programs, in which staff and graduate students and faculty gather to share papers and “works in progress.” The 20 current Consortium members include: Cornell University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of British Columbia, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Manitoba, University of Minnesota, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Oklahoma, University of Washington, University of Winnipeg, University of Wisconsin at Milwau

Vogelpark Avifauna

Vogelpark Avifauna is a large bird park in Alphen aan den Rijn, in the western Netherlands. It was the first dedicated bird park in the world; the park has a lot of greenery and ponds, a restaurant and a children's playground. The zoo was set up in the garden of the Ten Rhijn estate by the owner, Van den Brink, it was opened on 17 May 1950, the first bird park in the world. Toucans were featured on the posters for the park's opening, a toucan has been depicted on the zoo's logo since, on the logos of the Van der Valk restaurant chain and Hotel Avifauna, situated on the edge of the park. On the night of 23 December 2005 a fire broke out. About twenty birds were killed; the stables and an adjoining house were destroyed by the fire, replacement buildings were completed in 2008. In 2013 Avifauna became a foundation. From this moment onward, all revenue goes to the animal care. After that Avifauna kept improving the park; the first mammals in Avifauna arrived in 2014. Three species of prosimians made their entrance in the zoo.

Visitors of the park loved the prosimians. So Avifauna decided to open her doors to a different mammal in 2015. A few endangered red pandas found a new home in the zoo, they live in together with different Chinese birds. Avifauna is the first zoo to put red pandas together with birds! The year after that, in 2016, Avifauna decided to open a new area in the zoo. An island named; the prosimians live here, together with different kinds of birds and wild guinea pigs! Avifauna will keep improving and growing during the coming years, improving the pleasure of the visitor and more the animal care. Media related to Vogelpark Avifauna at Wikimedia Commons Official website