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Anthony Johnson (fighter)

Anthony Kewoa Johnson is an American active mixed martial artist who competed most in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was well known for his brutal knockout intimidating presence inside the octagon. Before retiring, he was the No.1 ranked light heavyweight contender in official UFC rankings, was ranked #2 in the world by Sherdog and ESPN. He had the most'sub-minute' KO wins in UFC History with 5, he appeared in the 2011 film Warrior as a fighter named Orlando "Midnight". Anthony Kewoa Johnson was born in Georgia, he was raised by his grandparents who formally adopted him at age 2. Early in life, his heroes were the football player Walter Payton, he went to West Laurens High School and attended Lassen College in Susanville, California on a wrestling scholarship, became a junior college national wrestling champion. After college he worked as a bouncer and entered mixed martial arts at age 20, after a friend suggested it due to his wrestling background, he made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 10, knocking out Chad Reiner just thirteen seconds into the first round.

He had taken the fight on less than a week's notice, replacing an injured Steve Bruno, who tore his rotator cuff. He was seen in a previous video for The Ultimate Fighter trying out for season six, however for undisclosed reasons he was not on the show. In his next bout, he was submitted by Rich Clementi; the fight saw Clementi execute a flawless game plan of taunting Johnson, only to secure back mount and choke Johnson out. He bounced back with an impressive victory over Tom Speer. Johnson's next fight, against Kevin Burns, aired live on Spike TV on July 19, 2008, ended in a loss via TKO at 3:35 of the third round. Johnson could not continue after being poked in the eye multiple times. Many believe, he received a significant eye poke earlier in the bout and was fouled in this fashion three other times. Johnson lost his appeal due to a'lack of remedy'. Johnson fought Kevin Burns again in a rematch on The Ultimate Fighter 8 finale; this time the outcome was different, with Johnson winning the match by knocking Burns out via head kick.

The knockout was awarded a $25,000 bonus. Johnson was scheduled to fight Matt Brown at the TUF 9 Finale, but had to pull out after suffering a knee injury. Johnson instead fought Japanese Judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 104. Johnson weighed in at 176 pounds, five pounds over the welterweight non-title bout limit of 171, was forced to forfeit 20% of his fight purse. Johnson knocked out the much smaller Yoshida 41 seconds into the first round, but was not eligible for the Knockout of the Night bonus due to missing weight. Since he had taken little damage during his fight with Yoshida, Johnson made a quick turnaround and faced Josh Koscheck on November 21, 2009, at UFC 106. Both Johnson and Koscheck were awarded Fight of the Night honors for the contest, which saw Koscheck win via rear naked choke. Johnson was expected to face John Howard on March 21, 2010, at UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones, but had to pull out due to suffering a knee injury in training; because of the knee injury, Johnson considered a move to the middleweight division of the UFC.

Johnson indicated on the June 4, 2010, episode of Inside MMA that he must lose 55 pounds to make 170. Despite this, Johnson said that although he may take a fight at 185, he does not plan to remain there and intends to stay at 170. Johnson returned to the octagon in early 2011, he faced Dan Hardy on March 26, 2011, at UFC Fight Night 24. Johnson used superior wrestling and controlled Hardy to a unanimous decision victory, dropping him with a left head kick in the first round. Johnson was expected to face Nate Marquardt in what would have been his first main event on June 26, 2011, at UFC on Versus 4 but was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Rick Story. Johnson went on to face Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 6, he won the fight via first-round KO. For his next fight, Johnson attempted to move up to middleweight to face Vitor Belfort on January 14, 2012, at UFC 142. Leading up to the UFC 142 weigh-ins, doctors advised Johnson to terminate his weight cut and rehydrate. Johnson came in at 11 pounds over the middleweight division limit.

The fight remained scheduled under the stipulation that Johnson would not weigh over 205 lb on fight day and would forfeit 20% of his purse to Belfort. On fight day, Johnson weighed in at 204.2 lb, Belfort won via first round submission. Following the loss, Johnson was released from the promotion. After being released from the UFC, Johnson fought fellow UFC veteran David Branch at Titan Fighting Championships 22. On the day of the weigh ins for the fight, Johnson once again missed making the 186 lb limit for the middleweight division, as he weighed in at 194.2 lb, 8.2 lb overweight. Branch was notified the morning of the weight in that Johnson was not going to make weight, so as a result he weighed in at 189 lb; the bout was agreed upon as a catchweight bout at 195 lb. This marked the fourth time in Johnson's professional career that he had weighed in over the assigned weight limit. Johnson won the fight via unanimous decision. Johnson made his light heavyweight debut at Titan Fighting Championships 24 against former King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion Esteves Jones, Johnson won via TKO in just 51 seconds of the second round.

Johnson fought Jake Rosholt at Xtreme Fight Night 9. Johnson won the fight by TKO due to a head kick in the second round. Johnson faced Bellator veteran D. J. Linderman at WSOF 1 on November 3, 2012, he won the fight via KO in the first round. Johnson fought at he

Arioka Station

Arioka Station is a railway station on the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo Line in Shimanto, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway and has the station number "TK43"; the station is served by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway Sukumo Line, is located 11.2 km from the starting point of the line at Nakamura. Only local trains stop at the station; some eastbound trains provide a through service beyond Nakamura on the Nakamura Line to Kubokawa. The station consists of two opposed side platforms serving two elevated tracks. There is no station building, but enclosed shelters are provided on both platforms for waiting passengers. Access to platforms is by means of separate flights of steps. A bike shed and parking lots for cars are available near the base of the steps; the Tosa Kuroshio Railway opened the station on 1 October 1997 as an intermediate station on the Sukumo Line track, laid down from Nakamura to Sukumo. In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 71 passengers daily.

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Province of Brindisi

The Province of Brindisi is a province in the Apulia region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Brindisi, it has an area of 1,839 square kilometres and a total population of 401,652. The Province of Brindisi is situated in southeastern Italy, extending for 1,839 square kilometres, the second smallest province in the region after the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, it was established in 1927 from the ancient Terra d'Otranto. With the Adriatic Sea to the east, it is bordered to the north by the Province of Bari, on the west by the Province of Taranto and to the south-east by the Province of Lecce; the northern and western parts are hilly with much woodland, with the Murgia hills of particular note, while to the north-west, bordering on the provinces of Taranto and Bari, it is lower-lying, with the Itria Valley. The maximum height reached within the province is 414 metres above sea level, near Selva di Fasano; the other peaks are lower and are all located in the north-central area. The coastline in the province is 80.606 kilometres long rocky, with many alternating stretches of sandy beaches, small harbours and bays.

To the south it is flat and used for crops. The province, according to the Geological Map of Italy, prepared by the Geological Survey of Italy, is composed of various types of land: in the central-southern area there is a predominance of dolomitic limestone, small eluvial deposits, clay, grey silted marshes and limestone, including firm bioclastic limestone and chalky sandstone. In the north-central part Bari and Mola, the limestone stems from the Late Cretaceous, deposits of limestone and sandstone date back to the Pleistocene. There are no significant rivers, because of the karst terrain, but there are many springs that gush out producing little streams; as for waterways, the longest is the Canale Reale, which flows into the territory of Villa Castelli, bordering Francavilla Fontana, flows into the Natural Reserve of Torre Guaceto. Along the coast, in addition, there are numerous ponds and small freshwater lakes, fed by underground aquifers. In 1861, the province had a total population of 114,790 which grew until 2001 when there were 402,422 inhabitants.

It has been more or less static since 2002 when there were 401,534 inhabitants, rising to 403,163 in 2010 but falling again to 401,867 in 2011. In 2010, only 7,437 foreigners resided in the province. There are 20 comunes in the province: Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the city of Brindisi is a major sailing port for the southern part of Italy. In modern times, the province has experienced a process of change in its economic structure, with a progressive decrease in the weight of industry and growth of the tertiary sector. A significant increase in tourism, due to a good infrastructure has been witnessed, as well as the growth of its artistic and culinary assets. In 2011, the principal sectors of activity in the province were commerce and construction, together representing 70% of the economy; the number of enterprises rose to a peak of 38,435 in 2005 but thereafter fell to 37,304 in 2011. Of these, 8,453 were active in agriculture in crop production with small percentages in the areas of livestock, agricultural support and mixed farming.

In addition to Brindisi, with its 13th century castle built by Frederick II, is one of the province's main attractions. Ostuni, still protected by its town walls, is noted for its citadel, its cathedral and numerous mansions. Official website it Altosalento Riviera dei Trulli

Memphis Two-Step

Memphis Two-Step is a 1971 album by jazz flutist Herbie Mann. It was released on Mann's Embryo Records label, distributed by Cotillion Records, a division of Atlantic Records. Side A /Side One "Soul Man" "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" "Memphis Two-Step" "Down on the Corner" "Guinnevere" "Acapulco Rain" "Kabuki Rock" Herbie Mann - flute, producer Tracks 1, 2: Melvin Lastie and Ike Williams - flugelhorns and trumpets George Bohanon - trombone and baritone horn Al Vescovo - guitar John Barnes - drums Darrel Clayborn - bass Richard Waters - drums Track 3: Roy Ayers - vibes Larry Coryell and Reggie Young - guitars Bobby Emmons - organ Bobby Wood - electric piano Mike Leach - Fender bass Gene Chrisman - drums Remaining tracks: Eric Weissberg, Sonny Sharrock and Charlie Brown - guitars Miroslav Vitouš - bass Bruno Carr - drums Carlos "Patato" Valdes - conga Richie Resnicoff - guitar Ron Carter - bass Eddie Simon - rainmaker Album photography - Katsuji Abe Album design - Haig Adishian Tracks 1, 2 recorded at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California Track 3 recorded at American Sound Studios, Tennessee, engineered by Tom Dowd All other selections recorded at A&R Studios, New York City The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, #41 on the Billboard R&B Album chart, #137 on the Billboard 200.

"Memphis Two-Step" and "Soul Man" were released as a single. Herbie Mann discography Memphis Two-Step, Herbie Mann. Embryo Records SD 531 Memphis Two-Step' at Allmusic.com

List of Qurchi-bashis

The Qurchi-bashi spelled Qorchi-bashi, was the head of the qurchis, the royal bodyguard of the Safavid shah. There were qurch-bashis who were stationed in some of the provinces and cities, they were all, subordinate to the supreme qurchi-bashi, listed in this article. Abdal Beg Talish Yakan Beg Tekkelu Saru-Pireh Ustajlu Montasha Soltan Ustajlu Yarash Beg Ustajlu Ali Soltan Chichkelu Nadhr Beg Bakr Beg Ustajlu Tatar-oghli Tekkelu Duraq Beg Tekkelu Dura Beg - or Dedeh Beg Parvaneh Beg Tekkelu Khalifeh Mohammad Shamlu Ughlan Khalifeh Shamlu Shir Hasan Sevenduk Beg Afshar? Ahmad Beg Afshar Yusefqoli Soltan Afshar Qoli Beg Afshar Yusefqoli Soltan Afshar Qoli Beg Afshar Eskandar Beg Afshar Qoli Beg Afshar Tahmaspqoli Soltan Afshar Kachal Mostafa Afshar Esmailqoli khan Yusef Khan, son of Qoli Beg Afshar Badr Beg Afshar Vali Khan Afshar Allahqoli Beg Qapameh-oghli Qajar Isa Khan Safavi Isa Khan Safavi Cheragh Khan Zahedi Emir Khan Soklan Dhu'l-Qadr Jani Beg Khan Shamlu Jani Beg Khan Shamlu Mortezaqoli Khan Begdeli Shamlu Mortezaqoli Khan Qajar Kalb'Ali Khan Saru Khan Sahandlu Shahqoli Khan Zanganeh Mortezaqoli Khan Bijerlu Shahqoli Khan Zanganeh Jafarqoli Khan Hatemi Mohammad Zaman Khan Shamlu Safiqoli Khan Mohammadqoli Khan Shamlu Aliqoli Khan Zanganeh Shaykh Ali Khan Zanganeh Mostafaqoli Khan Sa'adlu Farajollah Khan Abdollu Mohammad Khan Abdollu Nader Qoli Beg Mohammad Reza Khan Abdollu Mohammad Reza Khan Abdollu Qasem Beg Qajar Floor, Willem.

Safavid Government Institutions. Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers. Pp. 140–149. ISBN 978-1568591353. Haneda, Masashi; the Evolution of the Safavid Royal Guard. Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 22, no. 2/3. Pp. 57–85. ISBN 0857731815. JSTOR 4310668. Michael Axworthy, The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant Hardcover 348 pages Publisher: I. B. Tauris Language: English ISBN 1-85043-706-8 Floor, Willem M.. A Fiscal History of Iran in the Safavid and Qajar Periods, 1500-1925. Bibliotheca Persica Press. Pp. 1–573. ISBN 9780933273290

DNA Lounge

DNA Lounge is a late-night, all ages nightclub and restaurant/cafe in the SoMa district of San Francisco, owned by Jamie Zawinski, a former Netscape programmer and open-source software hacker. The club features DJ dancing, live music, burlesque performances, conferences, private parties, film premieres, it is located at 375 Eleventh Street, near Harrison Street. DNA Lounge has seven full bars, two stages, four dance floors, a full service pizza restaurant and cafe; the club provides continuous video webcasts of all events free of charge. The club's main room has a stage at one end and a bar at the other, with a wall-to-wall dance floor in between. Benches and cocktail tables line. Above this, a balcony stage from three sides. Behind the stage on the second floor is a large lounge consisting of two connected rooms, with its own dance floor and sound system. Next door is a smaller live music venue with its own stage and a pair of dance floors in two rooms, known as "Above DNA"; this space has its own entrance to the street as well as a connecting door to the DNA Lounge main room.

On some nights, the main room and Above DNA operate separately, with different events in each. The entire second floor is not wheelchair accessible. For live shows, the capacity of the main room is around 800, Above DNA is around 300; the venue first opened for business in 1983. In 1985 it was purchased by Jim English and Brian Raffi who opened for business under the name DNA Lounge on November 22, 1985; the name was rumored to be an acronym for "dancing, not art". Jim English left around 1988 to open Club Townsend, while restaurateur Jeff Mason became Raffi's new partner; the earliest regular DJs were Ted Cousens, Adam Fisher, Michael Snyder, Brian Raffi. One of the early doormen was Doc Martin, who became a popular house music DJ after a residency on Monday nights as a DJ; some nights were genre-specific, with DJs. Notable nights and resident DJs included DJs Blackstone, DJ Pause, DJ Damon and DJ Matt, were preceded by Kelly Spencer. Many of DNA's posters and flyers were designed by Rex Ray. There were wildly psychedelic, fluorescent murals of strange and twisted monsters with stretched perspectives on the otherwise black downstairs walls and a black and white motif in the upstairs VIP lounge, painted by celebrated late graffiti artist Keith Haring.

During the late'80s, the DNA offered a black membership card for $10 that offered free entry most nights. Employees got a gold card which allowed up to four guests at no charge, there was a rumored'platinum' card, said to be a free pass to unlimited entry and drinks. In the early'90s, the club hosted many rave-themed nights with acts including Right Said Fred, the Hardkiss Brothers and Tasti Box, afterhours events such as Lift- it was an important venue in San Francisco rave history; the DNA Lounge was one of the few bars in San Francisco that would serve the Flaming Dr Pepper, an ignited drink. In 1994, the club was purchased by John Schneider, his brother, comedian/actor Rob Schneider, restaurateur Tim Dale. From 1995 until 1998, the DNA was a popular late-night destination, featuring unpublicized shows by such top pop musicians as Prince and Metallica, weekend dance parties headlined by retro bands Grooveline and the M-80s. But, starting in 1996, John Schneider had to devote the bulk of his time running their family hotel and resort business.

They left the daily operations of the club to subordinates, it fell into disrepair. The club was purchased by Jamie Zawinski in 1999; the club was closed for extensive remodeling and soundproofing from April 1999 until it re-opened on Friday, July 13, 2001. From 2001 through 2009, the club provided several publicly accessible computer terminals, they were removed due to maintenance difficulties, a belief that the prevalence of internet-enabled phones made them obsolete. In 2011, Zawinski purchased the pizza restaurant next door to DNA Lounge, renaming it DNA Pizza, announcing his plans to expand DNA Lounge into that space, combining the two businesses into a single all-ages nightclub and cafe; that merger was completed in 2012, the expanded club debuted on October 23, 2012. During the period that DNA Lounge was closed, Zawinski spearheaded a successful grassroots effort to maintain its late-night permits, facing opposition from several neighbors and the SFPD, but was unable to procure an all-ages license.

In September 2008, after two and a half years of legal battles, the club's operating permits were modified to allow patrons of all ages, instead of only those 21 years of age or older. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control launched an investigation against the club in 2009, resulting in an accusation of "running a disorderly house injurious to the public welfare and morals", asking for permanent revocation of the club's liquor license, which would result in the club closing permanently; the accusations pertain to lewd behavior at certain gay and lesbian events which no longer take place at the club. Members of the community were outraged by the ABC's allegations and the severity of their proposed punishment. Many complained that ABC was unfairly targeting DNA Lounge, their homosexual clientele in pa