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Bălți is a city in Moldova. It is the second largest city in terms of population and economic importance, after Chișinău; the city is one of the five Moldovan municipalities. Sometimes called "the northern capital", it is a major industrial and commercial centre and transportation hub in the north of the country, it is situated 127 kilometres north of the capital Chișinău, is located on the river Răut, a tributary of the Dniester, on a hilly landscape in the Bălți steppe. The word "bălți" in direct translation means "puddle", it is believed that the city had been named thus because it was founded on a hill dominating the wetland formed where the creek Răuțel falls into the river Răut. In addition to the official name Bălți and the Russian name Бельцы, between 1940-1989 in Moldovan Cyrillic alphabet, after 1989 in Russian, the name was/is rendered in Cyrillic as Бэлць; the current coat of arms and flag of Bălți, elaborated by Silviu Tabac from the Moldovan State Commission for Heraldry, have been adopted by the Municipal Council in April 2006.

A shield, with alternating six silvery strips, six blue strips form the background. The central element of the shield is an archer in red clothes, in the military outfit of Stephen III of Moldavia times; the archer represents the medieval military recruitment, formed by local free peasants. On top of the shield there is a silver crown in the shape of fortress wall, with seven towers; the shield is supported by two rearing silver horses. Under the shield there is a ribbon with the Latin inscription CEDANT ARMA TOGAE, meaning let arms yield to the toga. In the Middle Ages, the archer was featured on the coats of arms of the region. In the 19th century, the city and district coats of arms featured a horse head. In the early 20th century, a shield representing an archer, standing on a hill, the sun, three bullrush sticks formed the coat of arms of the Bălți county, while these and horse elements - the coat of arms of the city proper; the city's flag is composed of two horizontal strips: a blue one on the bottom, a silver one on top.

The shield and archer elements from the coat of arms are present in the centre of the flag. Bălți is situated in two small valleys; the land in the north of Moldova is fertile consisting of black earth or chernozem. Several extraction sites for raw materials used in the construction industry are found in the vicinity of Bălți; the creeks Răuțel, Copăceanca, Flămândă cross the territory of the municipality, flow into the river Răut. Several lakes are situated in Bălți: City Lake, Komsolskoe Lake and Fishermen Lake, Strâmba Lake; the municipality covers an area of 78.0 square kilometres, of which the city proper 41.42 square kilometres, the village Elizaveta 9.81 square kilometres, the village Sadovoe 26.77 square kilometres. Of these, an important portion is agriculturally cultivated; the city itself is located on portions of three hills. The river Răut separates one of the hills to the north-east, the slopes of this hill are occupied by the neighbourhood Slobozia. Răut's affluent Răuțel separates another hill in the south, the slopes of which are the Podul Chișinăului district.

The largest of the three hills dominates the valleys of the creek and river, contains the city centre and the old town, the neighbourhoods Pământeni, Dacia, 6th district, 8th district, the city's main industrial area, Moldova neighbourhood. The top of this hill is occupied by the medical facilities district. Bălții Noi neighborhood is situated in the valley of the Răuțel creek. A Soroca neighbourhood, 10th district, 9th district, the area of the former Bălți concentration camp, the Bălți City Airport are situated in the valley of the Răut river; the names of city neighborhoods reflect different historic influences, such as names of 19th century suburbs that are nowadays within city limits: Pământeni, Molodova, Podul Chișinăului, Bălții Noi. A neighbourhood in the northern part of the city is called Dacia, is colloquially sometimes referred to as BAM. A district in the eastern part is known as 10th district. Bălți has a warm-summer humid continental climate; the all-time maximum temperature registered in the city was 38 °C, the all-time minimum −32 °C.

There are 450 to 450 to 550 mm of annual rainfall during summer and fall. Winds are from the north-east or the north-west at about 2–5 m/s; the city is situated in the 7th zone of seismic activity, with a well-felt earthquake occurring every 35 years on average. Cultural venues in the city include: Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre The oldest surviving building, a two-s

Beastie Boys Video Anthology

Beastie Boys Video Anthology is a 2000 DVD compilation of video clips by the Beastie Boys. The compilation was issued by The Criterion Collection as their 100th DVD title; this compilation is Criterion's first, only, music video compilation. Each music video featured on this set contains numerous video angles and audio mixes which the viewer can mix-and-match with the DVD remote. "Intergalactic" "Shake Your Rump" "Gratitude" "Something's Got to Give" "Sure Shot" "Hey Ladies" "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" "Body Movin'" "So What'cha Want" "Sabotage" "Shadrach" "Three MCs and One DJ" "Ricky's Theme" "Pass the Mic" "Holy Snappers" "Root Down" "Netty's Girl" "Alive" Beastie Boys Video Anthology on IMDb

Shoaiba Power and Desalination Plant

The Shoaiba power and desalination plant is an oil-fired CCGT power and desalination complex in Saudi Arabia on the coast of Red Sea, about 120 kilometres south of Jeddah. It is one of the world's largest fossil fuel power plants, the world's third largest integrated water and power plant; the construction of the first first plant 1 of the Shoaiba power station began in 1985 and second plant 2 1995. The ABB-led consortium built a power station equipped with three turbines, heat recovery steam generators and ancillary power generation equipment; the first stage cost about US$850 million. The first unit came into operation in July 2001; the other two units were completed in August 2003. The contract for construction of the second stage was awarded to a consortium led by Alstom Power. A multi-stage flash distillation water desalination plant was built by Hanjung in partnership with Bechtel; the desalination plant of shoiaba phase 1 and phase 2 has a capacity of 76800 tons/day. 2017 awarded ph4 ro plant to doosan, started full production on 2020 February 384000 m3 per day.currently all three plants director Eng Abdur rahman al aofi.

After completing the third stage the power station consists of 14 units with a total capacity of 5,600 MW, which makes it one of the largest fossil fuel-fired power stations in the world. The last expansion was built by Alstom and is operational since 2012; the oil for power production is supplied from Saudi Aramco by tankers. The power station is connected to the 380 kV grid; the potable water is transferred via an 80 kilometres long water pipeline to the national water pipeline network. The power station provides the desalination facility with steam to heat the seawater distillers while reducing its own cooling demands; the Shoaiba power station Saline Water Conversion Corporation is aided by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is monitored by the power and water ministry. Shoaiba Oil Fired Power Plant, Saudi Arabia. Power Technology

Edi Gathegi

Edi Mūe Gathegi is a Kenyan American actor. He appeared as recurring character Dr. Jeffrey Cole in the television series House, as Cheese in the 2007 film Gone Baby Gone, as Laurent in the films Twilight and its sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, as Darwin in X-Men: First Class, he featured in the AMC series, Into the Badlands, as Baron Jacobee. He has been a recurring character in NBC's television series, The Blacklist as Matias Solomon, an operative for a covert organization. Gathegi reprised the role in the 2016 -- The Blacklist: Redemption. Born in Nairobi, Gathegi grew up in Albany, California. Gathegi attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he played basketball until a knee injury ended his career. Gathegi began taking acting classes, he studied at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2005. Gathegi's career began in theatre, his stage credits include Two Trains Running at the Old Globe Theatre, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, among others.

Gathegi's first professional role was the Haitian Cabbie in the 2006 film Crank. Though he had auditioned for the role of Kaylo, the producers gave the role to Efren Ramirez and instead offered Gathegi an appearance as the Haitian Cabbie, he was coached by a Haitian friend. In 2007, after guest-starring on Lincoln Heights and Veronica Mars, Gathegi went on to star as Bodie in Death Sentence, Darudi in The Fifth Patient and Cheese in Gone Baby Gone, he had a recurring role as Mormon intern Dr. Jeffrey Cole on the television medical drama House, his character was mocked for his religious beliefs by Dr. House, who himself is an atheist, he guest-starred on CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Life on Mars in 2008 before being cast as Laurent in Twilight. When Gathegi first auditioned for the 2008 film, adapted from the same-titled first book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, he had not heard of the series and was not aware that his character was a vampire, he now calls himself a hardcore fan.

He portrays Eddie Willers in Atlas Shrugged, based on Ayn Rand's novel of the same name. He portrayed another Haitian character, Jean Baptiste, in the fifth season of Justified, but was unhappy with the role and asked to be written off the show, he portrays the character Ronald Dacey on StartUp. Ovation Awards 2011: Nominated for Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Franco Wicks in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Superior Donuts"Drama Desk Awards 2018: Won along with Sean Carvajal for last-minute entrances into the Signature production of this powerful play ensured it had a happy real-life ending" after replacing Reg E. Cathey in late September for a October 5 first previewLucille Lortel Awards 2018: Nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Jesus Hopped the'A' Train at Signature Theatre Company Edi Gathegi on IMDb

Pedro Nuñez de Villavicencio

Pedro Nuñez de Villavicencio was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period. He was died in Seville. Trained by Murillo. Was named a knight of the order of San Juan. With the order he performed duties in Malta. Returning to Spain, along with Murillo, he helped establish the Academia de Seville; when Murillo died, he traveled to Madrid. His paintings included: Niño espulgando a un perro, the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Saint Anne, the Virgin and Child and completed in 1677, Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia. Niño atacado por perros, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Juegos infantiles, the Prado, Madrid Joven pastor con vacas, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Fallen Apple Basket Madrazo, Pedro de. Catálogo Descriptivo e Histórico del Museo del Prado de Madrid. Calle del Duque de Osuna #3. P. 644. CS1 maint: location González Ramos, Roberto Pedro Núñez de Villavicencio. Caballero pintor, Seville, 1999 Pedro Nuñez de Villavicencio on Artcyclopedia

Anthedon (Boeotia)

Anthedon was a town in Boeotia, Ancient Greece, located on the coast of the Gulf of Euboea, about 15 kilometres west of Chalcis, at the foot of Mount Messapius. It was member of the Amphictyonic League, served as port for Thebes. In ancient times, it was believed to have had one of the mythical characters named Anthedon as its eponym; the ruins of the town are situated 1 1/2 mile from the village Loukisia. The oldest mention of the city is found in Homer's Iliad, Catalogue of Ships, where it is given the epithet "furthermost", i. e. the most geographically remote town of Boeotia to the northern Gulf of Euboea. Ancient inhabitants of Anthedon derived their origin from the sea-god Glaucus, believed to have been a native of the place. A surviving ancient coin now stored in the Archaeological Museum of Chalkis bears on one side a representation of Glaucus; the Anthedonians appear to have been a different race from the other people of Boeotia, are described by one writer as Thracians. Dicaearchus informs that they were chiefly mariners and fishermen, who derived their subsistence from trading in fish and sponges.

He adds that the agora was surrounded with a double stoa, planted with trees. An important archaeological guide to Anthedon is Pausanias' Description of Greece, which informs that there was a sacred grove of the Cabeiri in the middle of the town, surrounding a temple of those deities, near it a temple of Demeter and Persephone. Outside the walls was a temple of Dionysus, a spot called “the leap of Glaucus.” The wine of Anthedon was celebrated in antiquity. The tomb of Iphimedeia and her sons, the Aloadae, was shown at Anthedon; the archaeological excavations that have taken place so far resulted in important discoveries, including temples of the Cabiri and Persephone known from Pausanias' work. Near the port has been found an Early Christian basilica of Late Roman years; the port of Anthedon was spacious for those times, had two jetties, the orifice of which could be closed with a chain in order to protect the harbor from enemy raids, as well as strong winds. The city suffered a decline because of the raids of pirates.

This forced residents to retreat inwards and in the northern foothills of Mount Messapius and to establish a farmer settlement that became the nucleus of today's community Loukissia. During the transition from the beach to the foot of the mountain people made use of building material from the earlier buildings, of, built the small church of St. George, now situated outside Loukisia; the temples of this structure provide valuable data for the study of Byzantine architecture and have been restored on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of Greece. Excavations of the ancient port have been held by Greek as well as German and American archaeologists; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "Anthedon". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray