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Azerbaijani manat

The manat is the currency of Azerbaijan. It is subdivided into 100 qəpik; the Azerbaijani manat symbol, ₼, was assigned to Unicode U+20BC in 2013. A lowercase m can be used as a substitute for the manat symbol; the word manat derived from the word "Moneta" In Roman mythology, was a title given to two separate goddesses: the goddess of memory. The latter's name is a source of numerous words in English and the Roman languages, including the words "money" and "mint". Manat was the designation of the Soviet ruble in both the Azerbaijani and Turkmen languages; the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and its successor the Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic issued their own currency between 1919 and 1923. The currency was called the manat in Azerbaijani and the ruble in Russian, with the denominations written in both languages on the banknotes; the manat replaced the first Transcaucasian ruble at par and was replaced by the second Transcaucasian ruble after Azerbaijan became part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic.

No subdivisions were issued, the currency only existed as banknotes. The Democratic Republic issued notes in denominations of 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 manat, whilst the Soviet Socialist Republic issued notes in denominations of 5; the second manat was introduced on 15 August 1992. It replaced the Soviet ruble at a rate of 10 rubles to 1 manat. From early 2002 to early 2005, the exchange rate was stable. Starting in the spring of 2005 there was a slight but steady increase in the value of the manat against the US dollar. At the end of 2005, one dollar was worth 4591 manat. Banknotes below 100 manat had disappeared by 2005, as had the qəpik coins. Coins were issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 qəpik, dated 1992 and 1993. Although brass and cupro-nickel were used for some of the 1992 issues issues were all in aluminium; these coins were used in circulation. The following banknotes were issued for this currency 1, 5, 10, 250 manat 50, 100, 500, 1000 manat 10,000 manat 50,000 manat Banknotes with denominations from 1 to 250 manat featured Baku's Maiden Tower.

On 1 January 2006, a new manat was introduced at a ratio of 1 new manat to 5,000 old manat. From 1 October 2005, prices were indicated both in old manat to ease transition. Coins denominated in qəpik, which had not been used from 1993 onward due to inflation, were reintroduced with the re-denomination; the former manat remained valid through 31 December 2006. The new banknotes and Azerbaijani Manat symbol, ₼, were designed by Robert Kalina in 2006, the symbol was added to Unicode in 2013, after failed addition proposals between 2008 and 2011; the final Azerbaijani Manat symbol design was inspired by the design of the Euro sign, based on an initial proposal by Mykyta Yevstifeyev, resembles a single-bar Euro sign rotated 90° clockwise. The manat symbol is displayed to the right of the amount. Coins in circulation are 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 qəpik. Most coins resemble the size and shape of various euro coins. Most notably the bimetallic 50 qəpik and the 10 qəpik. Coins do not feature a mint year. Banknotes in circulation are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 manat.

They were designed by Austrian banknote designer Robert Kalina, who designed the current banknotes of the euro and the Syrian Pound. The notes look quite similar to those of the euro and the choice of motifs was inspired by the euro banknotes. In 2009 the Azərbaycan Milli Bankı was renamed the Azərbaycan Respublikasının Mərkəzi Bankı. In 2010, the 1-manat banknote was issued with the new name of the issuing bank, in 2012 a 5-manat banknote was issued with the new name of the issuing bank and in 2017 a 100-manat banknote dated 2013 was issued with the new name of the issuing bank. In 2011 Azerbaijan's Ministry of Finance announced it was considering to issue notes of 2 and 3 manat as well as notes with values larger than 100 manat. In February 2013 the Central Bank of Azerbaijan announced it would not introduce larger denomination notes until at least 2014. In 2018, a 200-manat banknote was issued to commemorate Heydar Aliyev's 95th birthday. Before Feb 2015: $1 = 0.8 AZN Feb - Dec 2015: $1 = 1.05 AZN Dec 2015 - Apr 2017: Free floating May 2017 onwards: $1 = 1.7 AZN 1 manat 5 manat 10 manat Central Bank of Azerbaijan Turkmenistan manat Economy of Azerbaijan Banking in Azerbaijan Der Standard article on the redenomination Azerbaijan Manat: Catalog of Banknotes Azerbaijan International.

Azerbaijan's New Manats: Design and Transition to a New Currency Catalog of Azeri coins and banknotes Coins of Azerbaijan at CISCoins.net The banknotes of Azerbaijan

Past Lives (Local Natives song)

"Past Lives" is a song by American indie rock band Local Natives. It is the second track and first single from their third studio album, Sunlit Youth, was released commercially as a digital single on 6 May 2016 on Loma Vista Recordings. Including "Villainy" and "Fountain of Youth," "Past Lives" was one of the first songs written for Sunlit Youth. Taylor Rice wrote the song's lyrics and the music was conceived by the band as a whole. Before its digital and commercial release, "Past Lives" was featured in the episode "7th" from the first season of the Netflix series Flaked, released on March 11, 2016; the song was released on SoundCloud and streamed on band's website on April 29, 2016, a day after the song was premiered during a surprise performance in San Francisco. It was released commercially as a digital single on May 6, 2016. In a press release and guitarist Taylor Rice said: On August 4, 2016, Local Natives performed "Past Lives" on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Lyndsey Havens of Consequence of Sound described the performance, saying, "The hook offered an explosion of sound and color, supported by flashing lights and images displayed on a 15 ft. LED screen positioned behind the band.

"Save me, from the prime of my life," vocalist Taylor Rice sang on the chorus, but with the momentum these indie rockers have going, it seems they don’t need saving." "Past Lives" received positive reviews from contemporary music critics. Ian Cohen of Pitchfork stated that, "Lyrically, "Past Lives" is concerned with the ways people try to view the present from a million different angles, getting stuck in the moment rather than living in it. It's a call to cast aside patterns and embrace instability, so "Past Lives" is a fitting title for Local Natives' reintroduction—if it makes the memory of 2013's solemn, Aaron Dessner-produced weeper Hummingbird sound remote, 2010 seems like a different lifetime altogether." In describing the song, Michelle Geslani of Consequence of Sound said, "Effervescent, busy percussion and lush harmonies highlight the track, with Local Natives operating in their comfort zone but pushing for something a little deeper. "Save me from the prime of my life," they plead, before nifty guitar work and lustrous keys cut in around the 2:40 mark."

"Past Lives" on YouTube

1912 United States presidential election in Arizona

The 1912 United States presidential election in Arizona took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Arizona voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Arizona was won by governor of New Jersey Woodrow Wilson, running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 43.52% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 29.29% of the popular vote, the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs, running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 13.33% of the popular vote and the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft, running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 12.74% of the popular vote. Arizona was one of the states where the sitting president William Howard Taft came in fourth due to his low approval ratings and the Republican vote being divided between him and Theodore Roosevelt.

Over one century Roosevelt's 29.29% remains the best-ever third-party presidential performance in Arizona