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Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Basketball contests at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the fifteenth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It was held from 16 September 2000 to 1 October 2000. Games took place at the Dome in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; the United States claimed the gold medals in both women's competitions. A National Olympic Committee may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players; the reigning world champions and the host country qualify automatically, as do the winners of the five continental championships, plus the Americas runner-up and four additional berths from Europe in the men's competition, the second and third place from the Americas tournament plus three additional squads from Europe in the women's competition. Twelve teams are split into two preliminary round groups of six teams each; the top four teams from both groups qualify for the knockout stage. Fifth-placed teams from both groups compete for 9th place in an additional match.

Sixth-placed teams from both groups compete for 11th place in an additional match. In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2, A4 vs. B1. From the eliminated teams at the quarterfinals, the loser from A1 vs. B4 competes against the loser from A2 vs. B3 for 5th place in an additional match; the remaining two loser teams compete for 6th place in an additional match. The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1; the winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze. Tie-breaking criteria: Head to head results Goal average between the tied teams Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group Official Olympic Report

Poison of Ages

Poison of Ages is an album by New Zealand metal band 8 Foot Sativa. The official release date was May 21, 2007. A two-minute demo of'For the Birds' could be found on their website The band premiered ` For the Birds' in August 2006 at The Ruin bar in Napier, they premiered'Thumbs, Eye Sockets, Love' not long afterwards. The band played. 8 Foot Sativa's drummer at the time, Corey Friedlander, was planned to play the drums for this album but was unable to perform to the standard required of the album's producer. Steven Westerberg from Carnal Forge ended up doing the drumming on this album. Petri Kuusisto from Carnal Forge, performed the guitar solos on the songs Crosses For Eyes and For The Birds. On the Official Forums Ben Read, the lead vocalist, stated that due to a breached contract Poison of Ages would not be able to be released until the band put together NZD $20,000, he however promised. Emancipate – 3:26 Thumbs, Eye-Sockets, Love – 4:36 We, the Termites – 3:20 Exeunt – 4:43 Crosses for Eyes – 4:48 Pirates & Capitalists – 6:06 The Great Western Cliff-Hanger – 4:55 For the Birds – 4:29 Napalm Existence – 5:13 Ben Read - Vocals Gary Smith - Guitar William Cleverdon - Guitar Brent Fox - Bass Steven Westerberg - Drums

Central Market (Lancaster)

Central Market known as Lancaster Central Market, is a historic public market located in Penn Square, in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Until 2005, the market was the oldest municipally-operated market in the United States; the Central Market comprises 60 vendors who principally sell foodstuffs – fresh fruits and produce, cheeses and seafood and baked goods – and flowers. Products for sale come from Amish, Pennsylvania Dutch, Greek, Middle Eastern, Slavic origins. A public marketplace was deeded on this site in 1730 as part of the settlement of Lancaster; the marketplace was chartered by King George II on May 1, 1742 designating Lancaster as a market town. The Central Market occupies a portion of the original marketplace, with the first permanent building erected in 1757; this 20,540 square-foot brick building sits adjacent to the old City Hall, Lancaster's first skyscraper as well as many other historical buildings. The current building was built in 1889, is a brick building with a hipped and gabled terra cotta roof, in the Romanesque Revival style.

Central Market was designed by English architect James H. Warner, who made Lancaster his home, its front facade features twin towers measuring 72 feet feet tall, with a gable between them. The interior structure has wooden pillars supporting the roof with a grid of steel rod Howe trusses; the Central Market was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The Central Market is owned and maintained by the City of Lancaster and has been since its development. In more recent years the Central Market Trust, a non-profit 501 3 organization has managed it; the trust was formed in 2005 and consists of the Market Manager and eleven volunteers from the community. Each week 3,000 people visit the market, with 82 percent of these people living and/or working in Lancaster and an additional 33 percent of them living within the same zip code as the Central Market. Vendors offer a wide variety of Amish cuisine foods. Vendors include Kauffman's Fruit Farm from Bird-in-Hand, Hodecker's bleached celery, Springerle House ornaments, hardwood smoked hams and bacon from S. Clyde Weaver, sweets from Pennsylvania Fudge Company.

For more than 100 years, the Stoner Family Vegetable stand has been selling their produce at the market, longer than any other vendor. Thomas Produce has been at the market for 80 years and over 60 years ago, Long's Horseradish stand joined the Central Market family. Directory of Lancaster Central Market Vendors Amish Family Recipes Barr's Farm Produce Brogue Hydroponics Buona Tavola Carr's at Central Market Central Market Flowers by Perfect Pots Central Market Juice Company Criollo Country Meadows Farms Deli Grassi Dōzo Farm 2 Table Creations Flower Garden Crafts Fox & Wolfe Farm The Goodie Shoppe Green Circle Organics Groff's Vegetables Guacamole Specialists Havana Juice Horseshoe Ranch Inspirational Blossoms JB Kelly Seafood Connection Kauffman's Fruit Farm Kom Essa Lancaster County Coffee Roasters Lancaster Pet Bakery Lancaster Salad Company Linden Dale Farm Long's Horseradish Maplehofe Dairy Mean Cup Meck's Produce Miesse Candies Mr. Bill's Fresh Seafood New York Pickles Oak View Acres Oola Bowls PA Dutch Gifts Pineapple House Creations Pretzels on Market Pure Palate Organic Rafiki's Deli Ric's Bread rijuice Rooster Street Butcher S. Clyde Weaver Saife's Middle Eastern Food After more than 40 years since its last major upgrade, the Central Market received a $7 million renovation.

By 2011, the entire project was completed. The renovation eliminated large suspended lights, uncovered many pre-existing long windows, re positioned the mechanical system underground; the 2011 preservation plan that guided the building renovation was nationally recognized, winning the American Planning Association's 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design. The preservation plan was awarded the Lancaster County Planning Commission's 2012 Leadership Achievement Award for Historic Resources; the building renovation won the Preservation Pennsylvania 2011 Award. National Geographic named Central Market as one of their travel favorites; the Central Market was named one of America's 10 greatest public places by the American Planning Association, was listed as one of the ten best fresh markets in the world by CNN in 2013. "Central Market's Web Page". Retrieved 21 March 2013. "Friends of Central Market's page about Central Market". Archived from the original on 2013-08-24. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

"Lancaster's Central Market - A Jewel at the Center of it All". Retrieved 24 March 2013. "United States Travel Favorites". Retrieved 24 March 2013. "Project at Lancaster's Central Market wins national award". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 24 March 2013

Bradley Randle

Bradley I. Randle is an American football running back, a free agent, he played college football at Nevada-Las Vegas. He is a co-founder of Running Back Guru University or RBGU in 2016, a lifestyle brand pushing the "look good, play good - play good, pay good" theory as a culture, influencing youth and professional athletic development. On April 28, 2013, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. Randle was released by the Vikings on August 2013 to get to a 75-man roster. On September 4, 2013, he was signed to the practice squad again, released on September 10, 2013. Randle was re-signed to the Vikings practice squad on December 11, 2013 where he remained. Randle was released on May 13, 2014. Randle was signed by the BC Lions on September 30, 2014. Randle had only 2 carries during the 2014 regular season but he managed to gain 35 yards, he returned 3 punts for a total of 9 yards. On March 9, 2015 Randle and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League agreed to a contract.

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Equine coat color genetics

Equine coat color genetics determine a horse's coat color. Many colors are possible. Extension and agouti are well-known genes with dramatic effects. Differences at the agouti gene determine whether a horse is bay or black, a change to the extension gene can make a horse chestnut instead. Most domestic horses have a variant of the dun gene which saturates the coat with color so that they are bay, black, or chestnut instead of dun, grullo, or red dun. A mutation called cream is responsible for palomino and cremello horses. Pearl and silver dapple lighten the coat, sometimes the skin and eyes as well. Genes that affect the distribution of melanocytes create patterns of white such as in roan, leopard and white markings; the gray gene causes premature graying adding white hairs over the course of several years until the horse looks white. Some of these patterns have complex interactions. Most wild equids are bay dun, so were many horses before domestication, though at least some were non-dun with primitive markings.

Non-dun 1 is one of the oldest coat color mutations, has been found in remains from 42,700 years ago, along with dun. Non-dun 2, the version of the dun gene that most domestic horses have, is thought to be much more recent from after domestication. Leopard complex patterns are very old, having been found in horse remains from 20,000 years ago; the mutation causing black or grullo predates domestication, was common in the Iberia. The mutations causing chestnut, sabino 1, tobiano are all at least 5000 years old, happened at about the same time as horse domestication. Pearl appeared at least 3,400-4,200 years ago, silver and cream appeared at least 2,400 years ago; the gray mutation is thought to be thousands of years old as well. Heritable characteristics are transmitted and used through a substance called DNA, stored in every cell in an organism. Proteins are molecules; the DNA instructions for how to make a protein are called a gene. A change to the sequence of DNA is called a mutation. Mutations are not inherently bad.

Mutations that happen within a gene create alternate forms of that gene. Alleles of a gene are slightly different versions of the instructions on how to make that gene's protein; the term "allele" is sometimes replaced with the word "modifier", because different alleles tend to modify the horse's appearance in some way. DNA is organized into storage structures called chromosomes. A chromosome is a long piece of DNA, a gene is a much shorter piece of it. With some rare exceptions, a gene is always found at the same place within a chromosome, called its locus. For the most part, chromosomes come in one chromosome from each parent; when both chromosomes have the same allele for a certain gene, that individual is said to be homozygous for that gene. When the two alleles are different, it is heterozygous. A horse homozygous for a certain allele will always pass it on to its offspring, while a horse, heterozygous carries two different alleles and can pass on either one. A trait, only seen when the gene is homozygous for its allele is called recessive, a trait that has the same effect no matter whether there is one copy or two is called dominant.

The dominant allele is represented by an uppercase letter and the recessive allele by a lowercase letter. For instance, in silver dapple, this is Z for the dominant silver trait and z for the recessive non-silver trait. However, sometimes the alleles are distinguished by, the "normal" or wild type allele and, a more recent mutation. In our example z would be wild type and Z would be a mutation. Wild type alleles can be represented as + or n, so Zz, Zz+, Z/+, Z/n are all valid ways to describe a horse heterozygous for silver. Wild type notation is useful when there is no clear dominant/recessive relationship, such as with cream and frame overo, or when there are many alleles on the same gene, such as with MITF, which has four known alleles. Using n is common in the results of genetic tests, where a negative result means none of the known mutations were found, but does not rule out undiscovered mutations. Genes affecting coat color do so by changing the process of producing melanin. Melanin is the pigment.

There are two chemically distinct types of melanin: pheomelanin, a red to yellow color, eumelanin, brown to black. Melanin is not a protein and therefore there is no gene that changes its structure directly, but there are many proteins involved in the production of melanin or the formation of melanocytes during embryonic development. Mutations that change the structure of proteins with a role in melanin production can result in different variations of melanin. Genes affecting melanocytes, the cells that produce the pigment melanin, do not alter the structure of melanin but instead affect where and whether it is produced. Extension called MC1R, is in charge of deciding when a hair follicle should produce red pigment and when it should produce black; when the MC1R protein produced by this gene works properly, it is capable of making the hair either red or black. When it is broken, it can only tell the hair to be red, it has no effect on skin color. E symbolizes Extension, the working version is dominant over the broken version.

That means that an E/E or E/e horse will be capable of producing either red or black pigment in the hairs. Black pigment may be restr


The Tanaga is an indigenous type of Filipino poem, used traditionally in the Tagalog language. The modern tanaga is used in a variety of Philippine languages and English due to popularity in the 20th century, its usage declined in the half of the 20th century, but was revived through a collectivity of Filipino artists in the 21st century. The poetic art uses each line having seven syllables only; the art exemplifies teachings, idioms and ways of life. It contains many figures of speech; the Tanaga consists of four lines with seven syllables each with the same rhyme at the end of each line ---, to say a 7-7-7-7 Syllabic verse, with an AABB rhyme scheme. In the Tagalog original, using archaic orthography:"Catitibay ca tolossacaling datnang agos!aco’I momonting lomotsa iyo,I popolopot."In the modern Tagalog orthography: "Katitibay kang TulosSakaling datnan ng agos! Ako ay mumunting lumotsa iyo ay pupulupot."Translation: "Oh be resilient you StakeShould the waters be coming! I shall cower as the mossTo you I shall be clinging."The above Tanaga is attributed to Friars Juan de Noceda and Pedro de Sanlucar by Vim Nadera, quoted them as saying “Poesia muy alta en tagalo, compuesta de siete silabas, y cuatro versos, llena de metafora.”

Like the Japanese haiku, Tanagas traditionally do not have any titles. They are poetic forms. Most are handed down by oral history, contain proverbial forms, moral lessons, snippets of a code of ethics. A poetic form similar to the tanaga is the ambahan. Unlike the ambahan whose length is indefinite, the tanaga is a compact seven-syllable quatrain. Poets test their skills at rhyme and metaphor through the tanaga, not only because is it rhymed and measured, but it exacts skillful use of words to create a puzzle that demands some kind of an answer, it is considered a dying art form, but is being revived by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and National Commission of the Arts. Poetry groups, like the PinoyPoets, have been promoting Filipino poetry in English; the modern Tanaga still uses the 7777 syllable count, but rhymes range from dual rhyme forms: AABB, ABAB, ABBA. Tanagas do not have title. However, modern writers may opt to give them titles. While the Tanaga is intended to be written in Tagalog, it has been written in other languages such as English.

Like-minded poets from all over the world are encouraged to utilize the Tanaga. Awit Dalit Syllabic verse Ambahan Reviving the Art of the Tanaga, The Modern Tanaga