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Arij Fatyma

Arij Fatyma is a Pakistani American television actress and vlogger, active in the Urdu television industry. Fatyma made her acting debut with a leading role in the 2012 Geo TV serial Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga 2, subsequently gained success with the following series Mar Jain Bhi To Kya, Woh, Kissey Apna Kahein, Aik Pal, Ishq Parast, Aap Ke Liye and Yaar-e-Bewafa. After a two year break from acting, Fatyma returned to television with the ARY Digital's family drama Hasad. Fatyma was born in North Carolina, U. S to Syed Jafri and Mehreen Jafri Syed, she has Syed Qasim and Syed Qadir Jafri. The family relocated to Karachi in 2005, she obtained second position in Board of Secondary Education throughout Karachi in her matriculation exams in 2005. Fatyma first married the couple divorced the same year, her second marriage was an arranged one to America-based Pakistani physician Ozair Ali. The ceremony was held at Karachi, Pakistan in 2017. Fatyma is settled in Michigan, U. S. along with her husband. Fatyma visit Pakistan for her acting shoots and continue to appeared in projects after the marriage.

Fatyma started appearing in advertisements. After working as a model for a few months, she was offered a comic role in the 2012 Geo TV's sitcom Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga 2; the series proved to be the breakthrough for her. She starred in leading roles in several successful television series, including the melodramas Mar Jain Bhi To Kya and Paree, the romance Kissey Apna Kahein, the religious drama Aik Pal, she played an obsessed lover in the romantic drama Aik Pagal Si Larki and a young faithful wife in the family drama Hum Nasheen. Fatyma subsequently received widespread critical appraisal for portraying leading roles in the dramas Khilona, Ishq Parast, Aap Ke Liye and Yaar-e-Bewafa. Besides acting, she serves as an ambassador for a number of brands such as Lipton Tea, Cadbury Perk and Nestle Cerelac. Arij Fatyma on IMDb Arij Fatyma on Instagram

Blue Mountains (Niger)

The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in the northeastern section of the Aïr Massif in Niger, about 100 km ENE of the town of Iférouane and 30 km NE of the Tezerik oasis. Isolated from the main Massif by dune seas of the Erg of Ténéré and a flat gravelly desert pavement plain, the rocky outcrop from the desert rises to a height of 924m 300m over the surrounding topography; the area is in Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountains themselves are within the smaller Aïr and Ténéré Addax Sanctuary, they are characterised by cipollino marble outcroppings. Despite their relative inaccessibility, they became a tourist destination during the upsurge of desert region Tourism in Niger during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Decalo, Samuel. Historical Dictionary of the Niger. Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3136-8. IGN Carte Touristique 85029 Niger. 1:2000000. IGN/IGNN. 1994. ISBN 978-2-11-850291-1

Diptych of an elderly couple

The Diptych of an elderly couple is a pair of bust-length wedding portraits by Hans Memling, which were attached with pegs and were split some time before they were sold separately in 1894. One is in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie and the other is in the collection of the Louvre; when viewed side-by-side the landscape background joins up to form a whole. Nothing is known of the diptych; the paintings were sold from the collection of F. Meazza of Milan at the sale in April 1894; the Bode Museum purchased the male half, where it was seen by William Henry James Weale, who included it in his 1901 Memling catalog: Another early portrait is in the Berlin Gallery, the bust of a man about seventy years of age, turned to the left, his hand resting on a parapet. He is clad in a black cloth robe, trimmed with fur, wears a black cap which covers his ear. In the background are meadows and trees; the female half was purchased by Leo Nardus and sold by F. Kleinberger to the Louvre in 1908. Before that, the painting was lent to Weale for his 1902 Bruges exhibition, so he must have seen it soon after publishing his Memling catalog, he mentions in the exhibition catalog that it is the other half of the Berlin portrait

1991 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

The 1991 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference during the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 14th season under head coach Herb Deromedi, the Chippewas compiled a 6–1–4 record, finished in second place in the MAC, outscored their opponents, 205 to 157; the team's four ties is tied for the NCAA record for most ties in a season. The team played its home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, with attendance of 96,700 in five home games; the highlight of the season was a 20–3 victory over No. 18 ranked Michigan State at Spartan Stadium on September 14, 1991. Michigan State had been favored by 21-1/2 points, coach Deromedi called it the biggest win in school history. On the opening drive, Michigan State took the ball to the goal line. On fourth down from the one-yard line, Michigan State opted to go for the touchdown rather than kick a field goal. Chippewa linebacker Doug Adler stopped Tico Duckett for no gain, the goal-line stand was reported to be an inspirational moment for the Chippewas.

Adler called the top "the biggest play I made." In the first quarter, Central Michigan tailback Billy Smith scored on a 15-yard run. The Chippewas expanded their lead in the second quarter on a 57-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Bender to Ken Ealy and led 14–3 at halftime. Chuck Selinger kicked two field goals in the second half for Central Michigan. Billy Smith rushed; the team's statistical leaders included quarterback Jeff Bender with 1,754 passing yards, tailback Billy Smith with 1,440 rushing yards, flanker Ken Ealy with 724 receiving yards. Smith's 374 rushing attempts in 1991 remains a single season record at Central Michigan, his 1,440 rushing yards was the third highest single season total in school history up to that time. Smith received the team's most valuable player award and was selected as a first-team All-MAC player. Other Central Michigan players to receive first-team All-MAC honors were offensive tackle Jim Wyatt and defensive tackle Mike Nettie. Nettie had nine sacks in 1991, at the time tied for the school's single season record

Mogadishu Mile

The Mogadishu Mile refers to a route, run by United States Army Rangers and Delta Force soldiers from a helicopter crash site to an appointed rally point held by the 10th Mountain Division on National Street during the Battle of Mogadishu on October 4, 1993. The U. S. soldiers involved were part of Task Force Ranger, an attempt to seize two lieutenants of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. They were supposed to take cover by running alongside a convoy of Humvees and armored personnel carriers, however when the convoy failed to understand that vehicles were needed for cover, they left them and the soldiers were forced to run without support and with little ammunition; the Mogadishu Mile began at 05:42 and ended when all the troops exfiltrated to the rendezvous point and were loaded into APCs and Humvees, reaching either the Pakistani Stadium or the Airport by 06:30. During the run, the convoy and in particular the soldiers on foot were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire, wounding several soldiers including Sgt.

Ramaglia. Many soldiers were suffering from sleep dehydration, it is believed that the soldiers involved in the Mogadishu Mile had to run all the way to the Mogadiscio Stadium, as it was shown in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down. However, in that scene the filmmakers took artistic license and dramatized the event, departing from the original Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War book by Mark Bowden. In the film, the Mogadishu Mile ends with about a dozen soldiers entering the Mogadishu Stadium having run all the way through the city. In the book, it ends with soldiers reaching a rendezvous point on National Street: "As he approached the intersection of Hawlwadig Road and National Street, about five blocks south of the Olympic Hotel, he saw a tank and the line of APCs and Humvees and a mass of men in desert battle dress, he ran until he collapsed, with joy." Not only the Rangers and Delta Force soldiers made the Mogadishu Mile, but soldiers from U. S. 10th Mountain Division alongside them: "We didn't ride off the crash site.

We didn't run out. We walked expediently in a tactical formation for about a mile to get to an awaiting convoy." On the whole, the film version where the convoy leaves the soldiers running through the city alone does not correspond to the real event: "No one ran out of the city. The Mog mile was to a rally point where the Pakistani tanks and the vehicles from 10th Mountain were, waiting to take the men of TFR out to the Pakistani stadium." "These APCs were headed back about 800 meters to a strongpoint where reserve element has stayed behind with the tanks, the plan was to move the wounded via the vehicles and the healthy by foot back to the strongpoint. That's what happened. That, in all it's non-dramatic form, is the so-called "Mogadishu mile"..."

SM U-21 (Germany)

SM U-21 was a U-boat built for the Imperial German Navy shortly before World War I. The third of four Type U-19-class submarines, these were the first U-boats in German service to be equipped with diesel engines. U-21 was October 1913 at the Kaiserliche Werft in Danzig, she was armed with a single deck gun. In September 1914, U-21 became the first submarine to sink a ship with a self-propelled torpedo when she destroyed the cruiser HMS Pathfinder off the Firth of Forth, she sank several transports in the English Channel and the Irish Sea in the year, all in accordance with the cruiser rules in effect. In early 1915, U-21 was transferred to the Mediterranean Sea to support the Ottoman Empire against the Anglo-French attacks during the Gallipoli Campaign. Shortly after her arrival, she sank the British battleships HMS Triumph and HMS Majestic while they were bombarding Ottoman positions at Gallipoli. Further successes followed in the Mediterranean in 1916, including the sinking of the French armoured cruiser Amiral Charner in February.

Throughout 1916, U-21 served in the Austro-Hungarian Navy as U-36, since Germany was not yet at war with Italy and thus could not attack Italian warships under the German flag. She returned to Germany in March 1917 to join the unrestricted commerce war against British maritime trade. In 1918, she was withdrawn from front line service and was employed as a training submarine for new crews, she survived the war and sank while under tow by a British warship in 1919. U-21 was 64.15 metres long overall with a beam of a height of 8.10 m. She displaced 650 tonnes surfaced and 837 t submerged; the boat's propulsion system consisted of a pair of 8-cylinder 2-stroke diesel engines manufactured by MAN SE for use on the surface, two electric double motor-dynamos built by AEG for use while submerged. U-21 and her sister boats were the first German submarines to be equipped with diesel engines; the electric motors were powered by a bank of two 110-cell batteries. U-21 could cruise at 9.5 knots submerged. Steering was controlled by a pair of hydroplanes forward and another pair aft, a single rudder.

U-21 was armed with four 50-centimetre torpedo tubes, which were supplied with a total of six torpedoes. One pair was located in the bow and the other was in the stern, she was fitted with a machine gun for use on the surface. In 1916, a second 8.8 cm gun was added. U-21 had a crew of twenty-five enlisted sailors. U-21 was built at the Kaiserliche Werft in Danzig, she was laid down in 1910 and launched on 8 February 1913. After fitting-out work was completed, she was commissioned into the fleet on 22 October 1913. At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, U-21 was based at Heligoland in the German Bight, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Otto Hersing. In early August, Hersing took U-21 on a patrol into the Dover Straits but he found no British vessels. On 14 August U-21 went on a second patrol, this time with her sister boats U-19 and U-22, to the northern North Sea between Norway and Scotland; the patrol was an attempt to locate the British blockade line and gather intelligence, but they spotted only a single cruiser and a destroyer off the Norwegian coast.

Hersing attempted to enter the Firth of Forth—a major Royal Navy fleet base—later in the month but was unsuccessful. On 5 September 1914, U-21 encountered the British scout cruiser HMS Pathfinder off the Isle of May. Hersing had surfaced his U-boat to recharge his batteries when a lookout spotted smoke from Pathfinder's funnels on the horizon. U-21 submerged to make an attack. Shortly thereafter, Pathfinder reversed course again and headed back toward U-21. Hersing manoeuvred into an attack position and fired a single torpedo, which hit Pathfinder just aft of her conning tower; the torpedo detonated one of the cruiser's magazines. The British were able to lower only a single lifeboat. Other survivors were found clinging to wreckage by torpedo boats. Pathfinder was the first warship to be sunk by a modern submarine. A total of 261 sailors were killed in the attack. U-21 caught the French steamer SS Malachite on 14 November. U-21's next success came three days with the British collier SS Primo, which he sank in accordance with the cruiser rules that governed commerce raiding.

These two ships were the first vessels to be sunk in the restricted German submarine offensive against British and French merchant shipping. On 22 January, Hersing took his U-boat through the Dover Barrage in the Channel before turning into the Irish Sea, he shelled the airfield on Walney Island, though a coastal battery forced him to withdraw. The next week, U-21 stopped the collier SS Ben Cruachan; that day, 30 January 1915, U-21 stopped and sank the steamers SS Linda Blanche and SS Kilcuan. In both cases, Hersing adhered to the prize rules, including flagging down a passing trawler to pick up the ships' crews. After these successes, U-21 withdrew from the area to avoid the British