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The Brassicales are an order of flowering plants, belonging to the eurosids II group of dicotyledons under the APG II system. One character common to many members of the order is the production of glucosinolate compounds. Most systems of classification have included this order, although sometimes under the name Capparales; the order contains the following families: Akaniaceae – two species of turnipwood trees, native to Asia and eastern Australia Bataceaesalt-tolerant shrubs from America and Australasia Brassicaceaemustard and cabbage family. The only families included were the Brassicaceae and Capparaceae, the Tovariaceae and Moringaceae. Other taxa now included; the families Capparaceae and Brassicaceae are related. One group, consisting of Cleome and related genera, was traditionally included in the Capparaceae but doing so results in a paraphyletic Capparaceae. Therefore, this group is now either included in the Brassicaceae or as its own family, Cleomaceae. Media related to Brassicales at Wikimedia Commons

Louis Thiroux de Crosne

Louis Thiroux de Crosne was Lieutenant général de Police in Paris from 1785 to the beginning of the French Revolution. He was executed on 28 April 1794 during the Reign of Terror. Prior to becoming Chief of the Police in Paris he was Intendant de la généralité of Rouen from 1767. Son of Louis-Lazare Thiroux Arconville, President of the Chamber of Investigation of the Parliament of Paris and Marie-Geneviève Charlotte Darlus he married 24 January 1763, Anne-Adelaide Angelique de la Michodière, eldest daughter of Jean-Baptiste-François of Michodière, Count d'Hauteville, State Councillor and Anne Luthier St. Martin, their only son, Jean-Charles-Amédée Thiroux Arconville married Marie Louise Mayou Aulnoy, daughter of a councilor at the Parliament of Dijon. Adviser at the Paris parliament 20 August 1758 master of requests by provisions of 13 July 1761. Master fee requests in 1767, he resigned on 1 May 1773. Appointed steward assistant to the generality of Rouen in 1767, he replaced his father-in steward job in 1768.

He was appointed first president of the Supreme Council created by the Maupeou reform in Rouen in 1771. In 1777 he was intendant of Barrois in Metz, he returned to Rouen in 1778 and remained there until 30 July 1785. The city owes the Esplanade du Champ de Mars, exercise ground for the military and moving the powder stores outside the walls, it owes the filling of ditches, leveling the input bastions of the walls and their replacement by grids and the completion of a ring road planted with trees. He was appointed lieutenant general city police of Paris by judgment of the State Council of 30 July 1785, he succeeds Lenoir 11 August 1785, remained in that position until the French Revolution, it is in this capacity. It removes closed cemeteries in the capital, eliminated the houses on the bridges of Paris, participates with Louis Bénigne François Berthier de Sauvigny, intendant of the generality of Paris from 1744 to 1776, to the achievement of workshops to provide employment to the poor, he resigns in favor of Jean Sylvain Bailly, 17 July 1789.

He remains in 1786 Rue Neuve des Capucines. After returning emigration from England, he is locked in Picpus with his mother in 1792 and executed during the Terror, 28 April 1794; the next day the Journal de Paris announced that he was "convinced of plots and conspiracies against freedom and sovereignty of the French people " Ouvrage collectif, sous la direction de:Michel Aubouin, Arnaud Teyssier, Jean Tulard, Histoire et dictionnaire de la police, du Moyen Age à nos jours, Paris, éd. Robert Laffont, 2005, p. 882–883, notice biographique par Georges Carrot. Bruno Belhoste, Cauchy, un mathématicien légitimiste au xixe siècle Henry Buisson, La Police, son histoire, Vichy Imp. Wallon/Paris, éd. Nouvelles éditions latines, 1950. Marc Chassaigne, La lieutenance générale de police à Paris, Paris, 1906. Hippolyte Monin, L'état de Paris en 1789. Études et documents sur l'Ancien Régime à Paris, Jouaust, 1889 Horace Raisson, Histoire de la Police de Paris, Paris, 1844. M. de Saint-Allais, Nobiliaire universel de France, Paris, 1874, tome 8, p. 462–463.

M. B. Saint-Edme, Biographie des lieutenants généraux, directeurs généraux chargés d'arrondissements, préfets de police en France, Paris, 1829

Balmorhea Independent School District

Balmorhea Independent School District is a public school district based in Balmorhea, Texas. The district operates Balmorhea High School; as of the 2010-2011 school year, the appraised valuation of property in the district was $29,078,000. The maintenance tax rate was $0.117 and the bond tax rate was $0.001 per $100 of appraised valuation. In 2011, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency. Thirty-five percent of districts in Texas in 2011 received the same rating. No state accountability ratings will be given to districts in 2012. A school district in Texas can receive one of four possible rankings from the Texas Education Agency: Exemplary, Academically Acceptable, Academically Unacceptable. Historical district TEA accountability ratings 2011: Recognized 2010: Exemplary 2009: Exemplary 2008: Recognized 2007: Recognized 2006: Recognized 2005: Academically Acceptable 2004: Recognized During the 2011-2012 school year, the district had one school that served students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

The school was a 2004 National Blue Ribbon School. Balmorhea High School participates in the boys sports of basketball, 6-man football and track; the school participates in the girls sports of volleyball. In 2016, the Balmorhea Bears football team made it all the way to the 6-man Class 1A Division II championship game, where they suffered their only loss of the season, a 96-50 defeat at the hands of Richland Springs. List of school districts in Texas List of high schools in Texas Balmorhea ISD

1955 in Japan

Events from the year 1955 in Japan. Emperor: Hirohito Prime Minister: Ichirō Hatoyama Chief Cabinet Secretary: Ryutaro Nemoto Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Kōtarō Tanaka President of the House of Representatives: Tō Matsunaga until January 24, Shūji Masutani from March 18 President of the House of Councillors: Yahachi Kawai February 27 - 1955 Japanese general election April 7 - Radio Tokyo TV begins broadcasting. April 21 - Opening of Gokō Station May 11 - Shiun Maru disaster September 3 - Yumiko-chan incident Establishment of Akkeshi Prefectural Natural Park January 13 - Ran Ito, actress January 15 - Mayumi Tanaka, voice actress January 17 - Mami Koyama, voice actress January 20 - Hiromi Ōta, singer January 22 - Keiko Takahashi, actress January 28 - George Tokoro, television personality and singer-songwriter February 12 - Ai Satō, voice actress February 13 - Akiko Yano, singer-songwriter March 2 - Shoko Asahara, cult leader March 16 - Jiro Watanabe, boxer March 20 - Mariya Takeuchi, singer-songwriter April 5 - Akira Toriyama, Manga artist April 7 - Akira Nishino, soccer player and manager April 13 - Hideki Saijo and actor April 15 - Ryūtarō Nakamura, Anime director April 23 - Fumi Hirano, voice actress and essayist April 29 - Yūko Tanaka, actress May 24 - Rumiko Ukai, voice actress May 25 - Suguru Egawa, baseball player May 26 - Masaharu Morimoto, chef May 30 - Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII, Kabuki actor June 1 - Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, sumo wrestler June 26 - Yoko Gushiken, boxer July 1 - Sanma Akashiya and actor August 20 - Agnes Chan, television personality August 30 - Mayumi Muroyama, Manga artist September 4 - Hiroshi Izawa, actor September 24 - Shinbo Nomura, Manga artist October 18 - Hiromi Go, singer October 19 - LaSalle Ishii, television personality October 21 - Yasukazu Hamada, politician October 29 - Etsuko Shihomi, actress November 3 - Yukihiko Tsutsumi, film director November 14 - Koichi Nakano, bicycle rider December 9 - Asashio Tarō IV, sumo wrestler December 16 - Chiharu Matsuyama, singer-songwriter December 24 - Mizuho Fukushima, politician February 17 - Ango Sakaguchi, author October 15 - Fumio Hayasaka, composer October 25 - Sadako Sasaki, hibakusha List of Japanese films of 1955

Ptilotus pyramidatus

Ptilotus pyramidatus, the pyramid mulla mulla, is a small white herb in the family Amaranthaceae. Ptilotus pyramidatus was first described in 1849 by Alfred Moquin-Tandon as Trichinium pyramidatum, but was redescribed in 1868 by Ferdinand von Mueller when he allocated it to the genus, Ptilotus. Under Western Australian conservation legislation it has been declared "rare". Ptilotus pyramidatus mihi adest solum e collectione Drummondi sub 221 et 99. Folia suprema saepe ovata et perbrevi-petiolata. Spicae passim binatae. Stamina inaequilonga. Stylus glaber, circiter lineam metiens. Villi minutissime denticulati. I am here because of Drummond's specimens: 99 and 221; the topmost leaves are shortly petiolate. The spikes are randomly paired; the stamens are unequal, with two being sterile. The style is about 1/12 inch long; the hairs are minutely toothed, their segments for the most part are several times the length of their diameter. A description of the plant is given in Davis & Tauss. Davis, R. W. & Tauss, C.

A new and rare species of Ptilotus from a suburban wetland of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia, Nuytsia 21: 97-102

Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act

The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act, is Canada's anti-spam legislation that received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010. The Act replaced Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act, passed by the House of Commons, but died due to the prorogation of the second session of the 40th Canadian Parliament on December 30, 2009; the Act went into effect July 1, 2014. The Act applies to "all communications sent by Canadian companies, to Canadian companies or messages routed through Canadian servers"; this includes personalised communications such as email or SMS messages delivering any form of communication, such as text, voice or sounds, or technologies not yet available. However, the Act exempts communications sent via telephone or facsimile, as these are regulated under the Telecommunications Act; the Act requires. Such consent may be implicit, such as by engaging in a transaction with a company, or by virtue of having one's telephone number or email address listed in a public directory.

It is mandatory for senders to enable recipients to opt out of receiving messages. Records collected by marketers via implied consent have a time limit; this act makes it necessary for marketers to send a one-time double opt-in subscription request to all its subscribers whose consent has not been explicitly taken till the date this act came into force. As companies' email lists expand over the years and their consent type and source does not remain clear, most of the companies sent the double opt-in email to all their subscribers once the Act came into force. An email address has always been considered personal information per the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, which can require implied or explicit consent before an email address is collected or used; the Act added additional protections in PIPEDA to prevent companies from relying on PIPEDA exceptions relating to fraud prevention or debt collection to generate email lists by data mining or automatic crawling without consent.

The Act is enforced by three organizations: the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. It includes a "private right of action that will allow Canadian consumers and businesses to take civil action against those who violate the legislation"; the CRTC may levy fines of up to $1 million for an individual or $10 million for a business that contravenes the Act. Each violation may result in a fine; the Act has been criticized by some, such as by David Poellhuber, who says "It’s not going to change the spam you and I receive in our inboxes" because about 70 per cent of spam originates from botnets operating in other countries, notably Brazil and the United States. However, one analysis found a 29% reduction in spam received by Canadians and a corresponding 37% reduction in spam sent by Canadians once the Act took effect. "C-28: An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act".

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