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Aqcha or Akcha, is a town in northern Afghanistan. It is located 50 kilometres east of Sheberghan and 100 kilometres west of Mazar-i-Sharif, it serves as the center of the Aqcha District of Afghanistan's Jowzjan Province. The town is situated a few kilometers north of the main Sheberghan-Mazar-i-Sharif road called Aqyol; the population of the town is around 50,000 people, the majority of which consists of ethnic Turkmens and Uzbeks. Aqcha is known for the traditional rugs that are made in the area; the predominant designs being the Turkmen and Fil Pah designs. At the beginning of the 19th century, Aqcha belonged to Bukhara, but in 1855 it was recovered by Dost Mohammed, when it became a khanate within the province of Afghan Turkestan. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was protected by a mud wall and a citadel, with an estimated population of 8000 people, chiefly Uzbeks; the Khanate was well watered and populous. The rivers rising in the southern mountains, which no longer reach the Amu Darya, terminate in vast swamps near Akcha, the debris of yearly vegetation that springs up on the slopes of the southern hills is washed down into the swamps during floods.

Jowzjan Province

A2 CZ Ellipse Spirit

The A2 CZ Ellipse Spirit is a Czech ultralight aircraft and produced by A2 CZ. The aircraft was introduced at the Aero show in 2011 and is supplied complete and ready to fly or as a kit for amateur construction; the aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale rules. It features a cantilever low wing, a two seats in side-by-side configuration cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration; the aircraft of all-composite construction. Its 8.0 m span elliptical wing employs rounded wingtips and fixed slots in the outer portion of the wing and dive brakes. Optional fuel capacity is 100 litres giving a range of 1,730 km; the standard engine is the ULPower 260iS four-cylinder, four-stroke aircraft engine of 107 hp and other engines available include the 100 hp Rotax 912S and 912iS, plus the 100 hp Lycoming IO-233. The basic fixed gear Ellipse was undergoing development in 2011 into a retractable gear version as well as versions for the US light-sport aircraft category.

Data from BayerlGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger Wingspan: 8.00 m Wing area: 8.48 m2 Empty weight: 272.5 kg Gross weight: 472.5 kg Fuel capacity: 100 litres Powerplant: 1 × ULPower 260iS four cylinder, four stroke aircraft engine, 80 kW Performance Maximum speed: 280 km/h Cruise speed: 250 km/h Stall speed: 60 km/h Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s Official website

Lee R. Bobker

Lee Robert Bobker was an American writer, film director and producer known for his documentary films. He was nominated for one Emmy. Bobker was born in Queens, New York, he began to work as a producer of documentary films in the late 1950s. He made a film for the Peabody Coal Company, "an apology for coal mining" and directed All the Way Home, a film written by Muriel Rukeyser about the community reaction when a white homeowner in an all-white area decides to sell his house to a black family. In 1958, he made the documentary, Psychiatric Nursing, nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 1958. In 1966, he made The Odds Against about the correctional system with Helen Kristt Radin, it was nominated for an Academy Award in 1966 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. His film The Revolving Door was nominated in 1968 for best documentary short film. Bobker's The First Amendment, produced for the American Library Association, was about censorship. Bobker's PBS television series I, which starred Frank Langella as Leonardo da Vinci, was nominated for an Emmy award.

Chandler Knowles and Radin were co-producers with Bobker on the 1983 series. In the early 1990s, Bobker began working in cable television and made the documentary Isaac Stern, a Life, critically acclaimed. Bobker won acclaim at both international film festivals, collecting hundreds of awards. Bobker wrote two textbooks about filmmaking and aesthetics and contributed to professional periodicals, as well as other publications. Mr. Bobker is survived by Kate Gene Russell, his wife Kate is the sister of stock analyst Richard Russell. Lee R. Bobker, Elements of Film Lee R. Bobker, Making Movies: From Script to Screen Lee R. Bobker on IMDb *The Revolving Door on IMDb

View from the Vault

View from the Vault is a four-part series of live DVDs and companion soundtracks by the Grateful Dead. The audio is taken from the video from the video screens at the concerts; each volume was released as an album on CD and as a concert performance video on DVD. The first volume was recorded and filmed at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh on July 8, 1990 with bonus material recorded two days earlier at Cardinal Stadium, Louisville; the soundtrack was released as a 3-CD set. The second volume features the June 14, 1991 concert at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington, D. C. and bonus material from a show at the same venue on July 12, 1990. It is the only Grateful Dead video release featuring Bruce Hornsby; the DVD contains one track, not on the CD, "Box of Rain", recorded at the 1990 show. It includes a music video, "Liberty", directed by Justin Kreutzmann, the son of Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann; the third volume contains the June 16, 1990 show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

The album includes six songs from a show at the same venue on October 3, 1987. One of these is "My Brother Esau", the first appearance of this song on CD; the fourth volume contains two consecutive complete shows—July 24, 1987, at Oakland Stadium, July 26, 1987 at Anaheim Stadium. The album was released as a 4-CD set; these concerts were recorded during the Dead" tour. On this brief tour, each Grateful Dead show was followed by a performance by Bob Dylan, with the Dead providing accompaniment. Songs from those performances are documented on the Dead; the fourth volume was the only volume, not released on VHS videotape. It was the only DVD of the series that included the option of either a two-channel stereo or a Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound soundtrack. Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies

Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier

Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier, French classical scholar, secretary of the Académie française, was born at Nîmes. The Roman monuments of his native town early attracted Gaston Boissier to the study of ancient history, he made epigraphy his particular theme, at the age of twenty-three became a professor of rhetoric at the University of Angoulême, where he lived and worked for ten years without further ambition. A travelling inspector of the university, happened to hear him lecture, Boissier was called to Paris to be professor at the Lycée Charlemagne, he began his literary career by a thesis on the poet Attius and a study on the life and work of Marcus Terentius Varro. In 1861 he was made professor of Latin oratory at the Collège de France, he became an active contributor to the Revue des deux mondes. In 1865 he published Cicéron et ses amis, which has enjoyed a success such as falls to the lot of a work of erudition. In studying the manners of ancient Rome, Boissier had learned to re-create its society and to reproduce its characteristics with exquisite vivacity.

In 1874 he published La Religion romaine d'Auguste aux Antonins, in which he analysed the great religious movement of antiquity that preceded the acceptance of Christianity. In L'Opposition sous les Césars he drew a remarkable picture of the political decadence of Rome under the early successors of Augustus. By this time Boissier had drawn to himself the universal respect of scholars and men of letters, on the death of HJG Patin, the author of Études sur les tragiques grecs, in 1876, he was elected a member of the Académie française, of which he was appointed perpetual secretary in 1895, his works include Promenades archéologiques: Rome et Pompei. He was a representative example of the French talent for lucidity and elegance applied Le Poète Attius, étude sur la tragédie latine pendant la République Étude sur la vie et les ouvrages de Marcus Terentius Varro La religion romaine, d'Auguste aux Antonins L'Opposition sous les Césars Promenades archéologiques: Rome et Pompéi Cicéron et ses amis.

Étude sur la société romaine du temps de César Nouvelles promenades archéologiques: Horace et Virgile. Chapitre premier, La Maison de campagne d’Horace, sur wikisource. Madame de Sévigné L'Afrique romaine. Promenades archéologiques en Algérie et en Tunisie] La Conjuration de Catilina La fin du paganisme: étude sur les dernières luttes religieuses en Occident au quatrième siècle Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon Tacite Velay, Serge. Petit dictionnaire des écrivains du Gard. Nîmes: Alcide. Pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-2-917743-07-2; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Boissier, Marie Louis Antoine Gaston". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Works by or about Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier at Internet Archive Works by Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier at LibriVox Notice biographique de l'Académie française Gaston Boissier et Theodor Mommsen: Étude critique par Gaston Boissier de l'Histoire romaine de Theodor Mommsen. La Conjuration de Catilina: enregistrement audio gratuit Les Délateurs: enregistrement audio gratuit

George Izard

George Izard was a senior officer of the United States Army who served as the second Governor of Arkansas Territory from 1825 to 1828. Izard was born in Richmond, England, to Ralph Izard, a delegate to the Continental Congress and United States Senator from South Carolina, Alice DeLancey, niece of New York Governor James DeLancey and a descendant of Stephanus Van Cortlandt and Gertrude Schuyler, he graduated from the College of Philadelphia in 1792. He attended military academies in England and Germany and received military engineering instruction in France. Izard returned to the United States in November 1794, received a commission as Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers, he was ordered by Secretary of War James McHenry to oversee the construction of Castle Pinckney in South Carolina. In January 1800, Izard became aide-de-camp to Army commander Alexander Hamilton. A few months he was invited by William Loughton Smith, Minister Plenipotentiary to Portugal, to serve as his secretary, a position he accepted.

He returned to the United States. He resigned his army commission in June 1803. In March 1812, Izard was appointed as Colonel of the newly organised 2nd Artillery Regiment, he was promoted to Brigadier General a year and served as Wade Hampton's second in command until his resignation, when Izard succeeded him. Promoted to Major General in January 1814, he was in charge of the Northern Army protecting Lake Champlain, until ordered to reinforce the Army of Niagara, he was discharged in June 1815. Izard was appointed Governor of Arkansas Territory in March 1825, served until his death in 1828. Izard died of complications of gout in Arkansas. Izard was buried near the Peabody School in Little Rock. After the historic Mount Holly Cemetery was established, Izard's remains were moved to the Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock in 1843. Izard County, Arkansas is named in his honor. General Izard's original artillery unit still exists as the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. List of Governors of Arkansas List of people with gout List of University of Pennsylvania people Encyclopedia of Arkansas Profile George Izard at Find a Grave State of Arkansas: Governor George Izard Day