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Black-rumped flameback

The black-rumped flameback known as the lesser golden-backed woodpecker or lesser goldenback, is a woodpecker found distributed in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the few woodpeckers, it has an undulating flight. It is the only golden-backed woodpecker with black rump; the black-rumped flameback is a large species at 26–29 cm in length. It has a typical woodpecker shape, the golden yellow wing coverts are distinctive; the rump is black and not red as in the greater flameback. The underparts are white with dark chevron markings; the black throat finely marked with white separates it from other golden backed woodpeckers in the Indian region. The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, there is a greyish eye patch. Unlike the greater flameback it has no dark moustachial stripes; the adult male has crest. Females have a black forecrown spotted with red only on the rear crest. Young birds are like the duller. Like other woodpeckers, this species has a straight pointed bill, a stiff tail to provide support against tree trunks, zygodactyl feet, with two toes pointing forward, two backward.

The long tongue can be darted forward to capture insects. Leucistic birds have been recorded. Two specimens of male birds from the northern Western Ghats have been noted to have red-tipped feathers on the malar region forming a malar stripe. A female specimen from Lucknow has been noted to have grown an abnormal downcurved hoopoe-like bill; the race in the arid northwestern India and Pakistan, has pale yellow upperparts, a long crest and whiter underparts than the nominate race of the Gangetic plains. The upperparts have less spots, they prefer to breed in old gnarled tamarisks and Dalbergia trunks. The nominate populations is found across India in the low elevations up to about 1000 m. Southern Peninsular form puncticolle has the throat black with small triangular white spots and the upper parts are a bright golden-yellow; the subspecies found in the Western Ghats is sometimes separated as tehminae and is more olive above, has fine spots on the black throat and the wing-covert spots are not distinct.

The southern Sri Lankan population treated as a subspecies D. b. psarodes has a crimson back and all the dark markings are blacker and more extensive. It hybridizes with the northern Sri Lankan race jaffnense; the Sri Lankan race psarodes is sometimes considered a distinct species although it is said to intergrade with jaffnense near Puttalam and Trincomalee. This flameback is found on the plains going up to an elevation of about 1200m in Pakistan, India south of the Himalayas and east till the western Assam valley and Meghalaya and Sri Lanka, it is associated with open cultivation. They are seen in urban areas with wooded avenues, it is somewhat rare in the desert region of Rajasthan. This species is seen in pairs or small parties and sometimes joins mixed-species foraging flocks, they forage from the ground to the canopy. They feed on insects beetle larvae from under the bark, visit termite mounds and sometimes feed on nectar; as they make hopping movements around branches, they conceal themselves from potential predators.

They adapt well in human-modified habitats making use of artificial constructions fallen fruits and food scraps. The breeding season is between February and July, they drum during the breeding season. The nest hole is excavated by the birds and has a horizontal entrance and descends into a cavity. Sometimes birds may usurp the nest holes of other birds. Nests have been noted in mud embankments; the eggs are laid inside the unlined cavity. The normal clutch is three and the eggs are elongate and glossy white; the eggs hatch after about 11 days of incubation. The chicks leave the nest after about 20 days. In Sri Lanka these woodpeckers go by the generic name of kæralaa in Sinhala. In some parts of the island, it is called kottoruwa although it more refers to barbets; this bird appears in a 4.50 rupee Sri Lankan postal stamp. It appears in a 3.75 Taka postal stamp from Bangladesh. Photos and videos

A Gentleman of Leisure (1923 film)

A Gentleman of Leisure is a lost 1923 American silent comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by stars Jack Holt; the film is based on the novel A Gentleman of Leisure by P. G. Wodehouse, it was adapted into a play by John Stapleton. It is remake of the 1915 film A Gentleman of Leisure. Jack Holt as Robert Pitt Casson Ferguson as Sir Spencer Deever Sigrid Holmquist as Molly Creedon Alec B. Francis as Sir John Blount Adele Farrington as Lady Blount Frank Nelson as Spike Mullen Alfred Allen as Big Phil Creedon Nadeen Paul as Maid Alice Queensberry as Chorus A Gentleman of Leisure A Gentleman of Leisure on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Swedish language lobby poster

E. Garrett Bewkes IV

Eugene Garrett Bewkes IV is an American publisher the publisher of National Review. Bewkes served as the Senior Manager of Digital Strategy & Account Management for the New York Post. Bewkes attended Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts like other members of his family, his uncle is media executive Jeff Bewkes. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, he attended American University in Washington, D. C. earning a graduate certificate in Applied Politics. Bewkes joined the National Review in 2016 with the mission of expanding the publication's reach. Two of his first projects were the reformatting of the publication's website with an eye towards accessibility, the founding of "NRPlus", an exclusive paid-for community. In 2019, Bewkes was named to Ad Age's annual "40 under 40" list for his work at the publication

Paola Pliego

María Paola Pliego Lara, known as Paola Pliego, is a Mexican naturalized Uzbek sabre fencer, bronze medallist at the 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships. Citing corruption of the Mexican Olympic Committee as the main reason, she will compete under the flag of Uzbekistan at the 2019 Fencing World Cup. Pliego became interested in fencing at the age of four after watching a fencing scene in The Parent Trap, she was too small to train at the time, but persisted in her interest and took courses with her sister. She started to compete. After she earned her first medals at the Mexican national championships, she trained at the Oregon Fencing Alliance, alongside twice-Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis. With 150 points Pliego in 2013-2014 season ends as number 1 seeded of FIE's junior women saber ranking Pliego won the 2013–14 Fencing World Cup in the junior category. In the 2014–15 season, she ranked second at the Cancún satellite tournament, she won a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Championships in Santiago after losing 10–15 in the semifinals to USA's Dagmara Wozniak.

She went on to take the silver medal with the team. In 2016, she tested positive for forbidden substances days before the Rio 2016 Olympics, which ended her Olympic dream, she was cleared of any wrongdoing shortly after, but she was never called up to represent Mexico in international events. In 2019, she announced she would compete under the flag of Uzbekistan at the 2019 Fencing World Cup, citing corruption of the Mexican Olympic Committee as the main reason for this decision

Alexander Langsdorf Jr.

Alexander Langsdorf Jr. was an American physicist on the team that developed the atomic bomb and several devices related to nuclear physics. He was a vocal opponent of the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Langsdorf was born in Missouri, he earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1932 and a doctorate in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1937. In this time he developed a continuously sensitive cloud chamber. After a research fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, he became a physics instructor at Washington University in St. Louis from 1939 to 1942. Prior to World War II, Langsdorf co-developed a cyclotron for splitting atomic particles at Washington University in St. Louis, it was designed for use in medical research. During World War II, he worked with Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago on the Manhattan Project. Langsdorf was one of the designers of the first two nuclear reactors after Fermi completed the first sustained nuclear chain reaction in 1942.

Langsdorf was able to produce a tiny usable sample of plutonium using his device. That sample was used in the Trinity nuclear test on July 16, 1945. Langsdorf urged President Harry S Truman not to use the bomb against the Japanese, but a plutonium-based bomb was dropped on Nagasaki soon after, he continued to urge against expansion of nuclear weapons. He helped found Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, his wife Martyl Langsdorf designed the 1947 cover of the publication which debuted the Doomsday Clock. Langsdorf invented the diffusion cloud chamber and the reactor oscillator. Langsdorf died in Elmhurst, from complications from hip surgery. 1965 Audio Interview with Alexander Langsdorf Jr. by Stephane Groueff Voices of the Manhattan Project Alexander Langsdorf Jr. Papers via Washington University in St. Louis

Sir Padampat Singhania University

Sir Padampat Singhania University is a private, residential university located in Udaipur, India. The university was established by the J K Cement group of companies; the university is named after the founder of the J K Organisation. The University came into existence through an Ordinance passed by the Government of Rajasthan in 2007 and, subsequently made into the Sir Padampat Singhania University Act 2008, it was conceived as a boutique university. SPSU, Udaipur has two constituent schools, namely the School of Engineering and the School of Management with both the schools offering Bachelors and Doctoral programmes; the University has again been ranked as one of the top universities in the country by the NIRF 2017 put out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. This is the second year running that SPSU has been ranked according to the various parameters followed by NIRF. Sir Padampat Singhania University has been ranked 95th in India and is one of the youngest institution to be so ranked.

The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India released the rankings of Category ‘A’ higher educational institutions of India. On the parameter of “Teaching Learning Resources”, SPSU has been ranked 38th in India; the India Rankings 2016 conducted for the first time by MHRD involved NBA, UGC, AICTE, Thomson Reuters, Elsevier and INFLIBNET. In 2005, the JK Cement Nimbahera Foundation envisaged the creation of a university in Rajasthan. Sir Padampat Singhania School of Engineering was established in 2007 when the first group of engineering students were admitted into the B Tech programme. In 2007, the school was established as a recognized University, with the passing of the Sir Padampat Singhania University Ordinance 2007; this Ordinance was subsequently ratified as Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur Act, 2008 by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rajasthan. SPSU is approved by UGC vide Notification No: F.9-8/2009 dated 13 April 2009 and is empowered to award degree as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956".

The university is located on a 100-acre campus 30 kilometres east of Udaipur along National Highway 76. The campus is recognizable by its distinctive white buildings, topped with yellow accents, reflecting the university's colours; the University is governed by a appointed 19-member Board of Management. The board includes representatives from international universities, multinational organizations and JK Cement; the university has the School of Management. Following are details of Academic programs offered by SPSU: Sir Padampat Singhania University admits students into its engineering and management programs via the SPSAT from last 2 years; the university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering, master's degrees in business administration. Bachelor of Technology in the following streams of engineering:Biotechnology Computer Science and Engineering CSE - Internet of Things CSE - Cloud Technology and Information Security Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics and Communications Engineering Mechanical Engineering Railway Transportation Engineering Mining Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in the following technical fields:Biotechnology Computer Science and Engineering Physics Mathematics Mechanical EngineeringThe School of Engineering offers an International master's degree Programme.

This is the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Under this program, students spend first four years at SPSU and the fifth year at AIT. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a master's degree in engineering. Master of Business Administration Doctor of Philosophy in the following specializations:Marketing Finance Human Resources Information Technology Digital Marketing & e-Commerce Bachelor in Hotel Management B. Com BBA BBA - Financial Services The university has established academic collaborations and partnerships with the following institutions: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Association of International Accountants, UK Chiba University of Commerce Japan University of Gothenburg, Sweden University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA Mendel University Czech RepublicSPSU conducts student and faculty exchanges, guest lectures and student enrichment programs with these institutions; the university has established partnerships with the following organizations to provide additional training and workshops for SPSU students and faculty: IBM Oracle Parametric Technology Corporation Sun Microsystems Cisco Networking Academy by CISCO Systems Inc.

SPSU awards full one-year tuition waiver scholarships to the best-performing undergraduate student of each academic year. Additionally, the top students from each branch of study are granted partial one-year tuition waiver scholarships; the University is involved in providing consultancy to the industry. All the departments have expert faculties. Student-run clubs include: Cyborg: Technical Electronics: Electronics club Concept: organizer's club which coordinates on-campus events and other activities. Arena: LAN gaming club. Atom: Table Tennis club. ASME: ASME, SPSU Student Section. Blast: Music club. Cluster: Volleyball club. Command: Programming club. EDC: Entrepreneurship Development Cell. Electronics: Electronics club Elements: Writers' club. Endurance: Competitive/ recruitment exams training club Energy: Football club. Grand Master: Chess club. Gyrate: Dance club. Hackerz: Computer security club. Coordinated by Mr. Prashant Rai. Magnitude: Theater club. Motion: Cricket club. Power: Kabaddi c