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Asafoetida is the dried latex exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, perennial herbs growing 1 to 1.5 m tall. They are part of Umbelliferae. Notably, asafoetida is thought to be in the same genus as silphium, a North African plant now believed to be extinct, was used as a cheaper substitute for that important herb from classical antiquity; the species are native to the deserts of Iran and mountains of Afghanistan where substantial amounts are grown. The common modern name for the plant in Iran and Afghanistan, is "badian", meaning: "that of gas or wind", due to its use to relieve stomach gas. Asafoetida has a pungent smell, lending it the trivial name of stinking gum, but in cooked dishes it delivers a smooth flavour reminiscent of leeks or other onion relatives; the odor dissipates upon cooking. Asafoetida is known variously as "food of the devils", "devil's dung", javoneh-i badian, hengu, inguva and ting; this spice is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, in pickling.

It plays a critical flavoring role in Indian vegetarian cuisine by acting as a savory enhancer. Used along with turmeric, it is a standard component of lentil curries such as dal, in chickpea curries, as well as in numerous vegetable dishes those based on potato and cauliflower. Asafoetida is widely used in vegetarian Punjabi cuisine where it enhances the flavor of numerous dishes, where it is heated in hot oil before sprinkling on the food. Kashmiri cuisine uses it in lamb/mutton dishes such as Rogan Josh, it is sometimes used to harmonize sweet, sour and spicy components in food. The spice is added to the food at the time of tempering. Sometimes dried and ground asafoetida can be eaten with raw salad. In its pure form, it is sold in the form of chunks of resin, small quantities of which are scraped off for use; the odor of the pure resin is so strong that the pungent smell will contaminate other spices stored nearby if it is not stored in an airtight container. Many commercial preparations of asafoetida use the resin ground up and mixed with a larger volume of other neutral ingredients, such as gum arabic, wheat flour, rice flour and turmeric.

The mixture is sold in sealed plastic containers with a hole that allows direct dusting of the powder. Asafetida odour and flavour become much less pungent upon heating in oil or ghee. Sometimes, it is fried along with sautéed garlic. Asafoetida is considered a digestive. Bait: John C Duval reported in 1936 that the odour of asafoetida is attractive to the wolf, a matter of common knowledge, he says, along the Texas–Mexico border, it is used as one of several possible scent baits, most notably for catfish and pike. May be used as a moth light trap attractant by collectors—when mixed by one part to three parts with a sweet, fruit jelly. Used in Pennsylvania Dutch braucherei to prevent illness, it would be stored in a pouch on a lanyard and worn around the neck. Repelling spirits: In Jamaica, asafoetida is traditionally applied to a baby's anterior fontanel to prevent spirits from entering the baby through the fontanel. In the African American Hoodoo tradition, asafoetida is used in magic spells, as it is believed to have the power both to protect and to curse.

In ceremonial magic from The Key of Solomon the King, it is used to protect the magus from daemonic forces and to evoke the same and bind them. The resin-like gum comes from the dried sap extracted from the stem and roots and is used as a spice; the resin is greyish-white when fresh, but dries to a dark amber colour. The asafoetida resin is difficult to grate and is traditionally crushed between stones or with a hammer. Today, the most available form is compounded asafoetida, a fine powder containing 30% asafoetida resin, along with rice flour or maida and gum arabic. Ferula assa-foetida is a monoecious, perennial plant of the family Apiaceae, it grows to 2 m high, with a circular mass of 30–40 cm leaves. Stem leaves have wide sheathing petioles. Flowering stems are 2.5–3 m high and 10 cm thick and hollow, with a number of schizogenous ducts in the cortex containing the resinous gum. Flowers are pale greenish yellow produced in large compound umbels. Fruits are oval, thin, reddish brown and have a milky juice.

Roots are thick and pulpy. They yield a resin similar to that of the stems. All parts of the plant have the distinctive fetid smell. Typical asafoetida contains about 40–64% resin, 25% endogeneous gum, 10–17% volatile oil, 1.5–10% ash. The resin portion is known to contain asaresinotannols'A' and'B', ferulic acid and four unidentified compounds; the volatile oil component is rich in various organosulfide compounds, such as 2-butyl-propenyl-disulfide, diallyl sulfide, diallyl disulfide and dimethyl trisulfide, responsible for the odor of cooked onions. The organosulfides are responsible for the odor and flavor of asafoetida. Asafoetida comes from Gum Arabic or Myrrh, used in the anointing of Jesus. It's use has been popular throughout centuries since the early 2nd century BC, it was familiar in the early Mediterranean. Though it is forgotten now in Europe, it is still used in India, it emerged into Europe from an expedition of Alexander the Great

Bandō Mitsugorō VIII

Bandō Mitsugorō VIII was one of Japan's most revered Kabuki actors from the 1930s until his death. He was a renowned katakiyaku, specializing in particular in the aragoto style, he was designated as a "Living National Treasure" by the Japanese government in 1973. Eighth in the line of Bandō Mitsugorō, he was adopted by Bandō Mitsugorō VII. Bandō made his stage debut at the age of 7, in 1913, as Bandō Yososuke III, he would take the name Minosuke VI in 1928, at the Meiji-za theatre. He tried to adapt The Tale of Genji to the stage, but was prohibited from doing so by the authorities. After a few years in a kabuki troupe run by the Toho company, he moved to Kansai. In 1962, following his return to Tokyo, the death of his adopted father Bandō Mitsugorō VII, Bandō celebrated a shūmei alongside his son-in-law, Bandō Mitsugorō IX and grandson Bandō Mitsugorō X, he took the name Mitsugorō VIII. Four years he performed at the opening ceremonies for Tokyo's National Theater, he performed as Kakogawa Honzō at the National Theater.

This was among his final performances, as he died the following month at age 68. In January 1975, Bandō visited a Kyoto restaurant with friends and ordered four portions of fugu kimo, the liver of the fugu fish, a dish whose sale was prohibited by local ordinances at the time. Claiming that he could survive the fish's poison, he ate the livers and died after eight hours of gradual paralysis of the arms and legs and difficulty breathing. Bandō Mitsugorō VIII at


Cantamos is the seventh studio album by the country rock band Poco. It was released in 1974 on Epic Records; this album saw the band moving back towards their traditional country rock sound after experimenting with a harder style on the previous album. In addition to the conventional 2 channel stereo version the album was released in a 4 channel quadraphonic edition on LP on 8-track tape in 1974; the quad LP release was encoded with the SQ matrix system. The album was reissued in the UK on the Super Audio CD format in 2018 by Dutton Vocalion; this edition is a 2 albums on 1 disc compilation which contains the 1974 Poco album Seven. The Dutton Vocalion release contains the complete quad mixes of both albums. In his Allmusic review, music critic James Chrispell wrote of the album "Much of the magic of their earlier albums has been recaptured." "Sagebrush Serenade" – 4:58 "Susannah" – 4:13 "High and Dry" – 4:49 "Western Waterloo'" – 4:00 "One Horse Blue" – 3:34 "Bitter Blue" – 3:20 "Another Time Around" – 5:01 "Whatever Happened to Your Smile" – 3:14 "All The Ways" – 3:28 Paul Cottonguitar, vocals Rusty Young – steel guitar, guitar, vocals Timothy B.

Schmit – bass, vocals George Granthamdrums, vocals Producer: Poco Recording Engineer: Mark Henry Harman assisted by Michael Verdick Quadraphonic Mix Engineer: Don Young produced by Harold J Kleiner

Monahans-Wickett-Pyote Independent School District

Monahans-Wickett-Pyote Independent School District is a public school district based in Monahans, Texas. In addition to Monahans, the district serves the towns of Wickett and Thorntonville. In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. Monahans High School The mascot is the lobo; the school newspaper is The Sandstorm, a reference to nearby Monahans Sandhills State Park, a unique geological feature and popular attraction. Walker Junior High Sudderth Elementary Tatom Elementary Cullender Kindergarten The high school's football team last state championship was a 1948 victory over New Braunfels, they made it to the 3A semifinals in 1998. In 2005 they lost to the Sweetwater Mustangs; the Big Green Band were runners up in the 1998 3A UIL State Marching Contest, that year they won the 1998 3A UIL State Honor Band. The band went back to the state marching contest in 2004, received its 40th first division rating in 2005; the high school's volleyball team won the 3A State Championship in 2004 and returned to the finals in 2005, but they lost to Belville in the last game to qualify as the 2005 state runner-up.

They returned to the 3A State Championship in 2007, but came up short to Wimberley in five games, making them the 2007 3A State Runner-Up. Danny Mason -- Golf coach at Texas Tech University in Lubbock from 1969-1980. Natalie Zea - television actressMickey Long Texas Tech University System Board of Regents Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD

Kang Seung-yoon

Kang Seung-yoon, known as Seungyoon or Yoon, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and leader of boy group Winner. In 2010, he participated in the reality television singing contest Superstar K2 and finished in fourth place. In January 2011, he became a trainee under YG Entertainment and went on to debut as a solo artist in July 2013 and as the leader of Winner in August 2014. Kang Seung-yoon was born in Busan, South Korea, on January 21, 1994. Among his family, he is an only child raised by his single mother. Kang learned to play the guitar in the eighth grade. While in his last year of junior high, he took lessons in both classic guitar and billiards, soon going on to become the regional representative for billiards. In 2010, Seungyoon was a contestant on Mnet's singing contest Superstar K2, he finished in fourth place, having released two singles, "I'll Write You a Letter" and "Instinctively". "I'll Write You a Letter" peaked at number 24 on the Gaon Chart after its release on the Superstar K2: Top 6 album, while "Instinctively" became a number one hit single in South Korea and was listed as one of the top 100 songs of the year.

It was released on its own as a digital single in the Superstar K2 compilation album, Superstar K2 Up to 11. He released "Life is Tab" alongside three other contestants to promote the Samsung Galaxy Tab. After initial success with Superstar K2, Yang Hyun-suk signed Kang to YG Entertainment on January 12, 2011. Kang released a single, "You Are Heaven", for the soundtrack of the Korean drama Midas. Seungyoon graduated from Busan High School of Arts with a major in classic guitar in 2012; that year, he appeared on MBC's sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged. He plays as a young man with a heavy southern-Korean accent who arrives in Seoul dreaming to become the President; the series aired from 19 September 2011 to 29 March 2012. On June 20, 2013, Yang Hyun-suk announced Seungyoon would be debuting as a solo artist with the single "Wild and Young" composed by Teddy Park. On July 15, it was announced. However, the following day another single titled. "It Rains" achieved an all-kill by placing at number one on all nine major real-time charts in Korea.

On July 31, "Wild and Young" was released with two more title tracks set to be promoted in August and September. Live promotions of the single commenced on August 4 on Inkigayo. On August 14, Seungyoon's second single; the music video, starring rookie actress Yoon Jin-yi, was "filmed secretly" and released without promotions so as not to disrupt the promotions for "Wild and Young". Seungyoon participated in the survival reality program WIN: Who Is Next; the program would involve two teams of YG trainees that would compete against each other for the chance to debut at the end of the series. In the seventh episode of WIN: Who Is Next, Seungyoon replaced bandmate Song Min-ho as the leader of "Team A". On October 25, it was announced that Team A would debut as Winner; the group performed as the opening act of Big Bang's Japan Dome Tour which started on November 15, made their own official debut on August 12, 2014. The same year and fellow member Song Min-ho participated in Yoon Jong-shin's Monthly project and released the song "Wild Boy".

In 2015, Seungyoon starred as the male lead in the web drama We Broke Up, alongside label-mate Sandara Park. The 10-episode drama was aired from June 29 to July 17 via Naver TV Cast. In December 2016, Seungyoon starred in the web drama Love for a Thousand More alongside fellow member Kim Jin-woo; the web drama is a joint production of CJ E&M, YG Entertainment, YGKPlus. He released a soundtrack for the drama, titled "You"; the same month, he joined. In 2017, Seungyoon starred in tvN's black-comedy series Prison Playbook. Seungyoon and fellow member Song Min-ho released a soundtrack for the drama titled "Door". In 2018, Seungyoon sung the OST for Golden Slumber; the song was performed by The Beatles. In 2019, Seungyoon participated on MBC's “Show that Rewrites the Charts, What is No. 1 Right Now?” and performed Haebaragi's song “With Love”. Seungyoon claimed first place and the song was digitally released on April 12. In December 2018, Jinusean's Sean reported that Seungyoon donated 30 Million Won in addition to his donation earlier in the year to the Seungil Hope Foundation.

Following the cancellation of contemporary casual clothing brand PLAC's'by YOU' collection in collaboration with Seungyoon and bandmate Mino showcase event, scheduled on February 28, 2020 due to safety issues in relations to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the funds they raised towards the showcase was used to donate 10,000 masks for low-income children. Media related to Kang Seung-yoon at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Princess Royal Harbour

Princess Royal Harbour is a part of King George Sound on the South coast of Western Australia, harbour to Albany. On its northern shore is the Port of Albany; the first European to explore the waters was George Vancouver in HMS Discovery in September 1791. The harbour was surveyed by Matthew Flinders in 1802, Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1826, John Lort Stokes in 1848, Henry Mangles Denham in 1858; the harbour was less than two metres deep until it was dredged in 1901, its entrance was dredged in 1952. Water quality has been monitored over time; the harbour is the location of a seagrass meadow of Posidonia. The Princess Royal Harbour was the departure location for a large convoy of Australian troops in November 1914; the entrance to the harbour was named Atatürk Channel in 1985. The name Princess Royal appears in Albany in Princess Royal Fortress and Princess Royal Drive. Media related to Princess Royal Harbour at Wikimedia Commons