click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Brush rabbit

The brush rabbit, or western brush rabbit, or Californian brush rabbit, is a species of cottontail rabbit found in western coastal regions of North America, from the Columbia River in Oregon to the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Its range extends as far east as the eastern sides of the Sierra Cascade mountain ranges; the brush rabbit is a small rabbit with a short tail. It is dark gray on the sides and back, pale gray on the belly and the underside of the tail; the whiskers are black, although some have white tips. Adult rabbits measure anywhere from 303 to 369 mm in length, range in weight from 511 to 917 grams. Large numbers of geographically defined subspecies have been proposed, including in Oregon, ubericolor. Subspecies bachmani and virgulti are less geographically restricted. Of the various proposed subspecies, only the following are recognized, it has been noted that numbers of the eastern cottontail were brought west to reproduce and provide a food source for the settlers.

The interbreeding of the two species has occurred where the Brush Rabbit has in parts of Oregon developed the white cottontail although retaining its smaller size. Brush rabbits require other thick brushy habitat; these bramble clumps have extensive networks of trails and runways. The species will use burrows made by other species, but does not dig its own; the home range is small, less than 2000 square meters. Brush rabbits most live in chaparral vegetation, but are found in oak and conifer habitats. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it was found that the brush rabbit concentrates its activities at the edge of brush and exhibits much less use of grassy areas, it uses the interior brush of the wilderness and it was found that this may be a better environment for it than the chaparral one. Studies done on the brush rabbit in Oregon showed that it left the brushy areas it inhabits. Brush may be used more in the drier seasons while grasses are used in the wetter seasons in relation to growth of annual vegetation.

Use of habitat probably is related to the breeding season. The brush rabbit is confined to the Pacific coast, from the Columbia river in the north to the tip of Baja, Mexico in the south, it does not occur east of the Sierra Cascade mountain ranges. Brush rabbits forage alone or in small groups, they are otherwise secretive and wary. They thump the ground with their back feet; the brush rabbit feeds on grasses and forbs green clover. It eats berries and browses on shrubs. A trapping study of the brush rabbit in the Berkeley Hills in northern California indicated that males had larger home ranges than females at all times of the year, in May when females were moving the least, it is estimated the home ranges of the Brush Rabbit average just under 1-acre for males and just under 0.5 acres for females. The shape of these home ranges are circular but depending on the vegetation can be different in size and shape. Range use is not circular in shape or uniform, but rather consists of a series of runways that directly connect high use areas within brush habitat.

Intraspecific socio-spatial behavior appears to be variable and may reflect local resource conditions. Several rabbits have been observed to feed in the same area but maintained inter-individual distances of one to 24 feet before aggressive chases occurred, it has been shown that females tended to not overlap while males showed extensive overlapping and this may indicate that females are territorial. Groups of brush rabbits may serve social purposes, such as predator detection, but this has not been proven; the brush rabbit's breeding season varies from north to south. In Oregon, breeding begins in February and ends in August, while in California it begins in December and ends in May or June. Litter size varies between regions. Studies have found the average litter size in Oregon to be 2.8, in northern and central California to be 3.5, in west central California to be 4.0. The brush rabbit is one of the less fecund members of the genus, producing about 15 young in five to six litters per year.

The gestation period of the brush rabbit female is about 22 days, kits are altricial. Its predators include the cougar, the coyote, the bobcat and various raptors and snakes, its survival strategies include remaining immobile when in brushy areas, zig-zag running when found in open spaces. They will climb onto low branches to escape from predators and other perceived threats; the brush rabbit is not hunted as are many other cottontail species because of its small size. It is not a major cause of other human developments in its habitat. While the overall population of brush rabbits is stable, one of its subspecies, the riparian brush rabbit, is listed as an endangered species by the USFWS. Numerous along the San Joaquin River and Stanislaus River, it is now reduced to a population of a few hundred in the Caswell Memorial State Park in the San Joaquin Valley, California; this population has been negatively impacted by ongoing riparian habitat destruction. Brush rabbits are a natural carrier of a poxvirus in the genus Leporipoxvirus.

This virus causes only a mild dise

Skelton

Skelton may refer to: Skelton, England Skelton Transmitting Station, a radio transmitter and the tallest structure in the UK Skelton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England Skelton, North Yorkshire, England Skelton-on-Ure, North Yorkshire, England Skelton, England Skelton-in-Cleveland and Cleveland, England Skelton Castle, Cleveland North Skelton and Cleveland, England Skelton, Indiana Skelton Township, Warrick County, Indiana Skelton, West Virginia Aaron Skelton Arvonne Fraser, American women's rights activist Aylmer Skelton B. R. Skelton Barbara Skelton Betty Skelton Erde, women's land speed record holder and aviator Bevil Skelton Bill Skelton Byron George Skelton Cameron Skelton, rugby player Carol Skelton Charles Skelton, American politician Charlie Skelton, English comedy writer Craig Skelton Dudley Skelton Gavin Skelton Geoffrey Skelton George Skelton Helen Skelton, British television presenter Henrietta Skelton, German-born Canadian-American social reformer, organizer, lecturer Ike Skelton, American congressman John Skelton, English poet John Skelton, American football quarterback Joseph John Skelton Karen Skelton Katie Skelton Keith Skelton Kenneth Skelton Louise Skelton, equestrian athlete Matt Skelton, boxer Matthew Skelton, writer Melissa M. Skelton Nick Skelton, British show jumper Noel Skelton, Scottish British MP Oscar D. Skelton Owen Ray Skelton Peter Skelton Philip Skelton Raleigh Ashlin Skelton, cartographer Red Skelton, comedian Reginald Skelton, polar explorer Rich Skelton Robert Skelton Roy Skelton, actor Samuel Skelton, first pastor of the First Church in Salem, Massachusetts Sean Skelton Simon Skelton, English lawn bowler Stuart Skelton Thomas R. Skelton Will Skelton, Australian rugby player William de Skelton, English medieval college fellow and university chancellor Walter Skelton William Skelton Skelton Knaggs, English actor Shelton, a sixteenth-century alternate spelling Mary Shelton, mistress of Henry VIII of England and maid-of-honour to his wife and her cousin, Anne Boleyn Anne Shelton, mother of Mary Shelton, head of the household of the future Elizabeth I and aunt of Anne Boleyn Sir John Shelton, head of the household of the future Elizabeth I and father of Mary Shelton Skeleton Skilton, a surname derived from Skelton

Live Line

Live Line is double live album by Australian hard rock band The Angels released in December 1987. It reached No. 3 on No. 14 on the New Zealand Albums Chart. The collection spanned ten years of the band's career; the majority of the album was recorded at the Bankstown RSL Club in Sydney, with some tracks taken from earlier tours featuring John Brewster. The CD version of Liveline included. A live version of "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" was issued as a single, as was a medley of "Love Takes Care" and "Be With You". Following the success of the album, The Angels embarked on a massive tour of Australia with a lengthy three-hour show, with three sets chronologically spanning a significant portion of the band's history; the live audio was recorded by Peter Ward. Disc 1 "Comin' Down" – 4:28 "No Secrets" – 4:42 "Did You Hurt Somebody" – 3:26 "Standing Over You" – 3:01 "Shadow Boxer" – 2:41 "After The Rain" – 5:07 "Small Price" – 4:47 "Fashion And Fame" – 4:49 "Love Takes Care" – 4:39 "Be With You" – 4:07 "Run For The Shelter" – 3:59 "Save Me" – 4:23 "Underground" – 6:58Disc 2 "Back On You" – 4:12 "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" – 3:15 "Stand Up" – 4:10 "Don't Waste My Time" – 5:17 "Face The Day" – 3:28 "City Out Of Control" – 9:53 "Eat City" – 5:03 "Small Talk" – 3:25 "Take A Long Line" – 5:24 "Mr. Damage" – 4:28 "Marseilles" – 10:16 Live Line - Definitive Digital Remaster is a remastered live album from The Angels.

It was released on 8 February 1999 by Shock Records as a double live album including bonus tracks from Rick Brewster. In 2006 Liberation Music re-released the remastered copy. Live Line - Definitive Digital Remaster reissue of the Australian hard rockers' 1987 live album, complete with 10 bonus tracks,'Nothin' To Win','Night Comes Early','Into The Heat','Long Night','Easy Prey','Is That You','No Sleep In Hell','Talk About You','Gonna Leave You' and'I Ain't The One'. Contains the four bonus tracks from the original release,'Small Price','Underground','Face The Day' and'Eat City', for a total of 14 extra cuts and a grand total of 34 tracks. Disc 1 "Comin' Down" – 4:28 "No Secrets" – 4:42 "Did You Hurt Somebody" – 3:26 "Standing Over You" – 3:01 "Shadow Boxer" – 2:41 "After The Rain" – 5:07 "Small Price" – 4:47 "Fashion And Fame" – 4:49 "Love Takes Care" – 4:39 "Be With You" – 4:07 "Run For The Shelter" – 3:59 "Save Me" – 4:23 "Underground" – 6:58 "Back On You" – 4:12 "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" – 3:15 "Stand Up" – 4:10 "Don't Waste My time" – 5:17 "Face The Day" – 3:28Disc 2 City Out Of Control – 9:53 Eat City – 5:03 Small Talk – 3:25 Take A Long Line – 5:24 Mr. Damage – 4:28 Marseilles – 10:16 Nothin to Win – 5:14 Night Comes Early – 3:59 Into The Heat – 3:16 Long Night – 4:17 Easy Prey – 3:22 Is That You?

– 3:48 No Sleep In Hell – 5:25 Talk About You – 3:46 Gonna Leave You – 3:04 I Ain't The One – 2:56 Doc Neeson - lead vocals Rick Brewster - lead guitar John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals Bob Spencer - rhythm guitar, vocals Jim Hilbun - bass guitar, sax Brent Eccles - drums Disc 1 "Comin' Down" – 4:28 "No Secrets" – 4:42 "Did You Hurt Somebody" – 3:26 "Standing Over You" – 3:01 "Shadow Boxer" – 2:41 "After The Rain" – 5:07 "Small Price" – 4:47 "Fashion And Fame" – 4:49 "Love Takes Care" – 4:39 "Be With You" – 4:07 "Run For The Shelter" – 3:59 "Save Me" – 4:23 "Underground" – 6:58Disc 2 "Back On You" – 4:12 "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" – 3:15 "Stand Up" – 4:10 "Don't Waste My Time" – 5:17 "Face The Day" – 3:28 "City Out Of Control" – 9:53 "Eat City" – 5:03 "Small Talk" – 3:25 "Take A Long Line" – 5:24 "Mr. Damage" – 4:28 "Marseilles" – 10:16 Doc Neeson - lead vocals Rick Brewster - lead guitar John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals Bob Spencer - rhythm guitar, vocals Jim Hilbun - bass guitar, sax Brent Eccles - drums

Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Armenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Aram Mp3 represented Armenia with the song "Not Alone"; the song was chosen by internal selection by the Armenian broadcaster Public Television of Armenia. Armenia placed 4th in the final with 174 points. On 24 December 2013, AMPTV announced that Armenia's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 would be presented on 31 December 2013 during the broadcaster's New Year's Eve program Big Night Gala TV Show. During the program, Aram Mp3 was announced as the Armenian representative for Copenhagen; the presentation of the Armenian entry, "Not Alone", took place on 14 March 2014 during a special presentation programme aired on Armenia 1 and hosted by Gohar Gasparyan. During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Armenia was drawn to compete in the first half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014. In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would open the semi-final and perform 1st, preceding Latvia.

Armenia qualified from the first semi-final, placing 4th and scoring 121 points, competed in the final on 10 May 2014. During the winner's press conference for the first semi-final qualifiers, Armenia was allocated to compete in the first half of the final. In the final, the producers of the show decided that Armenia would perform 7th, following Romania and preceding Montenegro. Armenia placed 4th in the scoring 174 points; the Armenian performance featured Aram Mp3 performing on stage alone. The stage atmosphere during the performance transitioned from dark settings to explosive and pulsating elements projected on the LED screens as the song progressed. In Armenia, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on Armenia 1 with commentary by Erik Antaranyan and Anna Avanesyan during the semi-finals on May 6 and 8, by Tigran Danielyan and Arevik Udumyan on 10 May during the final; the Armenian spokesperson revealing the result of the Armenian vote in the final was Anna Avanesyan. The following five members comprised the Armenian jury: Asatur Asatryan – Chairperson – musician, producer Arman Davtyan – painter, designer Inga Arshakyan – singer, represented Armenia in the 2009 Contest Anush Arshakyan – singer, represented Armenia in the 2009 Contest Avet Barseghyan – radio and television host, songwriter The Armenian votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.

The Armenian votes in the final were based on 50 % televoting results. Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Official Public Television of Armenia Eurovision website

2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 63rd season of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top level of professional football in Brazil, the 16th edition in a double round-robin since its establishment in 2003. The competition started on 27 April and ended on 8 December 2019; the top six teams as well as the 2019 Copa do Brasil champions qualified for the Copa Libertadores. The next six best-placed teams not qualified for Copa Libertadores qualified for the Copa Sudamericana and the last four were relegated to Série B for 2020. Palmeiras were the defending champions. During the 2019 season, the official match ball was the Nike Merlin CBF. Flamengo secured their sixth league title with four matches to spare on 24 November and just one day after winning the 2019 Copa Libertadores, following Palmeiras' 2–1 loss to Grêmio at home. Twenty teams competed in the league – the top sixteen teams from the previous season, as well as four teams promoted from the Série B. Fortaleza became the first club to be promoted after a 1–2 win against Atlético Goianiense on 3 November 2018.

Goiás was promoted on 17 November, Avaí and CSA on 24 November. = caretaker The clubs can have a maximum of five foreign players in their Campeonato Brasileiro squads per match, but there is no limit of foreigners in the clubs' squads. = Player holding Brazilian dual nationality. The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were scheduled, but added to the full round they were played afterwards

Giancarlo Politi

Giancarlo Politi is an art critic and publisher known for being the founder of Flash Art magazine. Politi was born in Trevi, in Umbria, he had a brief spell as an poet before turning to art criticism. In 1965 he moved to Rome, where he started his own art magazine in 1967, a bilingual publication called Flash, changed it to Flash Art. In 1970 he moved the headquarters of the magazine to Milan, where he founded his own publishing house, Giancarlo Politi Editore. Politi started publishing art books, exhibition catalogues, Art Diary, a directory to artists studios, art galleries, art critics and art institutions. In 1978 Flash Art was split into two separate editions, Flash Art Italia focused on the Italian market, Flash Art International, covering the rest of the world. Over the years several attempts were made to publish the magazine in different languages, including Czech, German and Spanish. In 2004 he launched the first edition of the Flash Art Fair. In 1993, Giancarlo Politi founded the Trevi Flash Art Museum.

The museum has hosted several exhibitions featuring international artists, including Maurizio Cattelan, Vanessa Beecroft, Damien Hirst, Miltos Manetas, Piero Golia, Andres Serrano, Paola Pivi, Karen Kiliminik, Mark Kostabi. In 2005 Politi withdrawn his support, the museum is operating under the name Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary. In 2001, Giancarlo Politi started the so-called "no-budget biennales"; the first one was held in Tirana, but following a disagreement with the local art institutions, he opted for Prague. The first Prague Biennale inaugurated in 2003 and was followed by five other editions as well as three editions of the Prague Photo Biennale. Politi is married to fellow art critic Helena Kontova, they have a daughter, an editor at Flash Art. Politi has been a magnet for controversy. In 1972 he announced from the back page of Flash Art that he was selling his services for $1,000 to galleries and attractive female artists. In 1997 Politi publicly defended Alexander Brener for spraying a green dollar sign on Kazimir Malevich's painting Suprematisme.

In 2011 a story emerged about an intern candidate, mocked and offended after she has been denied a fair compensation. The episode raised some interest in Italy, due to a permanent situation of exploitation of youth work and skills of young graduates. Poesia Umbra Contemporanea, Rome, 1960. Linea Umbra, Beniamino Carucci Editore, Rome, 1961. Giorgio Celiberti, Gallery 63, New York, 1963. Sante Monachesi: Sculture, Bruno Alfieri, Venice, 1965. Brajo Fuso, Edizioni Il Foglio, Italy, 1967. Dario Villalba, Galeria Vandres, Madrid, 1974. Italian Painting Today, Milan, 1975. Gianni Bertini, Castelli & Rosati, Milan, 1977. Flash Art: Two Decades of History, Politi Editore, Milan, 1990. Daniel Spoerri from A to Z, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, 1991. Mimmo Paladino, Politi Editore, Milan, 1992. Fabio Sargentini, Politi Editore, Milan, 1992. Antico Amore, Edizioni Pulcino Elefante, Milan, 1992. Tirana Biennale 1: Escape, Politi Editore, Milan, 2001. Prague Biennale 1: Peripheries become the Center, Politi Editore, Milan, 2003.

Prague Biennale 2: Expanded Painting, Politi Editore, Milan, 2005. Pino Pascali, Florence, 2006. Prague Biennale 3: Glocal and Outsiders: Connecting Cultures in Central Europe, Politi Editore, Milan, 2007 Prague Biennale 4: Expanded Painting 3, Politi Editore, Milan, 2009. Prague Biennale 5: New Location, New Face, Politi Editore, Milan, 2011. Prague Biennale 6, Politi Editore, Milan, 2013. Art Diary Flash Art Good Reads