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Burmese script

The Burmese script is the basis of the alphabets used for modern Burmese, Mon and Karen. An adaptation of the Old Mon script, the Burmese script was used to write the Mon. In modern times, besides being used to write the Burmese language, it has been adapted for use in writing other languages of Burma, most notably Shan and the S'gaw Karen language, it is used for the liturgical languages of Pali and Sanskrit. The Burmese script was added to the Unicode Standard in September, 1999 with the release of version 3.0. Additional characters were added in subsequent releases; until 2005, most Burmese language websites used an image-based, dynamically-generated method to display Burmese characters in GIF or JPEG. At the end of 2005, the Burmese NLP Research Lab announced a Myanmar OpenType font named Myanmar1; this font contains not only Unicode code points and glyphs but the OpenType Layout logic and rules. Their research center is based in Yangon. Padauk, produced by SIL International, is Unicode-compliant.

It required a Graphite engine, though now OpenType tables for Windows are in the current version of this font. Since the release of the Unicode 5.1 Standard on 4 April 2008, three Unicode 5.1 compliant fonts have been available under public license, including Myanmar3, Padauk and Parabaik. Many Burmese font makers have created Burmese fonts including Win Innwa, CE Font, Zawgyi, Mandalay, it is important to note that these Burmese fonts are not Unicode compliant, because they use unallocated code points in the Burmese block to manually deal with shaping—that would be done by a complex text layout engine—and they are not yet supported by Microsoft and other major software vendors. However, there are few Burmese language websites that have switched to Unicode rendering, with many websites continuing to use a pseudo-Unicode font called Zawgyi or the GIF/JPG display method. Windows 8 includes a Unicode-compliant Burmese font named "Myanmar Text". Windows 8 includes a Burmese keyboard layout.. Due to the popularity of the font in this OS, Microsoft kept its support in Windows 10.

The Unicode block called Myanmar is U+1000–U+109F. It was added to the Unicode Standard in September 1999 with the release of version 3.0: The Unicode block called Myanmar Extended-A is U+AA60–U+AA7F. It was added to the Unicode Standard in October 2009 with the release of version 5.2: The Unicode called Myanmar Extended-B is U+A9E0–U+A9FF. It was added to the Unicode Standard in June 2014 with the release of version 7.0: Burmese alphabet Burmese numerals Old Mon script Pyu script S'gaw Karen alphabet Tai Tham script

James E. Malone Jr.

James E. Malone Jr. is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 12A in Baltimore and Howard Counties from 1995 to 2014. Malone went on to serve as Director, Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation from 2014 to 2016. Malone was born in Baltimore on July 8, 1957, he graduated with an A. A. degree from Catonsville Community College in 1986 and spent 28 years working as a firefighter for the Baltimore County Fire Department, retiring in 2007. In the House of Delegates, Malone has worked extensively on issues related to transportation, he has 2 kids, a daughter named Danica, a son, James III. voted for the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007, subjecting gang members to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 voted for Jessica's Law, eliminating parole for the most violent child sexual predators and creating a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in state prison, 2007 voted for Public Safety – Statewide DNA Database System – Crimes of Violence and Burglary – Post conviction, helping to give police officers and prosecutors greater resources to solve crimes and eliminating a backlog of 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples, leading to 192 arrests, 2008 voted for Vehicle Laws – Repeated Drunk and Drugged Driving Offenses – Suspension of License, strengthening Maryland's drunk driving laws by imposing a mandatory one year license suspension for a person convicted of drunk driving more than once in five years, 2009 voted for HB 102, creating the House Emergency Medical Services System Workgroup, leading to Maryland's budgeting of $52 million to fund three new Medevac helicopters to replace the State's aging fleet, 2009 2010 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 12AVoters to choose two:2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 12AVoters to choose two:2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 12AVoters to choose two:1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 12AVoters to choose two:1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 12AVoters to choose two: "Maryland Manual Online".

Maryland State Archives. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-07

Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta Stadium

Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, used for Cricket and Association football, situated in the campus of Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow; the Stadium has a capacity to accommodate more than 20,000 spectators. The stadium is approved by BCCI to hold first-class level matches and is used for Ranji Trophy matches every year. Following are the Ranji Trophy matches played at the stadium so far: Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Baroda cricket team in 2007/08 Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Delhi cricket team in 2009/10 Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Orissa cricket team in 2010/11 Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Mumbai cricket team in 2011/12 Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Haryana cricket team in 2012/13 Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Railways cricket team in 2013/14 Uttar Pradesh cricket team against Baroda cricket team in 2014/15 During 2016 Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians used this stadium to hold practice sessions in preparation for their match against Gujarat Lions at Green Park Stadium.

Akhilesh Das Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh cricket team Green Park Stadium Ranji Trophy Details according to ESPNCricinfo Details according to CricketArchive Details according to Cricbuzz

Honest Leadership and Open Government Act

The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 is a law of the United States federal government that amended parts of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995. It strengthens public disclosure requirements concerning lobbying activity and funding, places more restrictions on gifts for members of Congress and their staff, provides for mandatory disclosure of earmarks in expenditure bills; the bill was signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 14, 2007. Main Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry M. Co-sponsors: Closing the revolving door Prohibits Senators from gaining undue lobbying access by increasing the "cooling off" period for Senators from one to two years before they can lobby Congress. Prohibits Cabinet Secretaries and other senior executive personnel from lobbying the department or agency in which they worked for two years after they leave their position. Prohibits senior Senate staff and Senate officers from lobbying contacts with the entire Senate for one year, instead of just their former employing office.

Prohibits senior House staff from lobbying their former office or Committee for one year after they leave House employment. Requires that executive and legislative branch employees who leave government positions and seek to lobby on behalf of Indian tribes face the same revolving door provisions as others, it exempts those who serve as appointed officials of Indian tribes. Ending the "K Street Project" Prohibits Members and their staff from influencing hiring decisions of private organizations on the sole basis of partisan political gain. Subjects those who violate this provision to a fine and imprisonment for up to 15 years. Prohibiting gifts by lobbyists Prohibits lobbyists from providing gifts or travel to Members of Congress with knowledge that the gift or travel is in violation of House or Senate Rules. Full public disclosure of lobbying activity Requires lobbyist disclosure filings to be filed twice as by decreasing the time between filing from semi-annual to quarterly. Requires lobbyist disclosures in both the Senate and House to be filed electronically and requires creation of a public searchable Internet database of such information.

Increases civil penalty for knowing and willful violations of the Lobby Disclosure Act from $50,000 to $200,000 and imposes a criminal penalty of up to five years for knowing and corrupt failure to comply with the Act. Requires the Government Accountability Office to audit annually lobbyist compliance with disclosure rules. Requires lobbyists to certify they have not given gifts or travel that would violate Senate or House rules. Requires the disclosure of businesses or organizations that contribute more than $5,000 and participate in lobbying activities by certain coalitions and associations. New transparency for lobbyist political donations and other financial contributions Requires disclosure to the Federal Election Commission when lobbyists bundle over $15,000 semiannually in campaign contributions for any federal elected official, candidate, or leadership PAC. Requires lobbyists to disclose to the Secretary of the Senate and the House Clerk their campaign contributions and payments to Presidential libraries, Inaugural Committees or entities controlled by, named for or honoring Members of Congress.

Congressional pension accountability Denies Congressional retirement benefits to Members of Congress who are convicted of bribery, conspiracy or other related crimes in the course of carrying out their official duties as a Member of Congress. Prohibited use of private aircraft Requires that candidates, other than those running for a seat in the House, pay the fair market value of airfare when using non-commercial jets to travel. Requires candidates for the House to comply with rule XXIII, which prohibits use of non-commercial aircraft. Toughening penalties for falsifying financial disclosure forms Increases the penalty for Members of Congress, Senior Staff and Senior Executive officials for falsifying or failing to report financial disclosure forms from $10,000 to $50,000 and establishes criminal penalties of up to one year of imprisonment. Disclosure by Members and staff of employment negotiations Prohibits Members from engaging in any agreements or negotiations about future employment until a successor has been selected unless the Member files a statement with the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.

Requires senior staff to notify the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct within three days if they engage in negotiations or agreements for future employment or compensation. Prohibition on Lobbying Contacts with Spouses who Are Registered LobbyistsRequires that Members prohibit their staff from having any lobbying contact with the Member's spouse if such individual is a registered lobbyist or is employed or retained by a registered lobbyist to influence legislation. Posting of travel and financial disclosure reports on the Internet Requires that travel by members financed by outside groups be posted on a searchable and downloadable website by August 1, 2008. Requires that Members' financial disclosure forms be posted on a searchable and downloadable website by August 1, 2008. Participation in lobbyist-sponsored events during political conventions Prohibits Members from attending parties held in their honor at national party conventions if they have been sponsored by lobbyists, unless the Member is the party's presidential or vice presidential nominee.

Procedural reform Allows the Senate to delete "dead of night" additions from conference

La Luz del Ritmo

La Luz del Ritmo is the fifteenth album by Argentine ska band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. After a 7-year-long hiatus of the group in which some of the members of the band spent some time in their own projects, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs regrouped to launch a anticipated disc which includes 5 new songs, 6 remakes and 2 covers, all new versions; the most important single was the new version of Padre Nuestro, with a different Cumbia tone, a video that set the theme for the new style and the new album. The title track is featured in football video game by EA Sports, FIFA 10; the AllMusic review by Mariano Prunes awarded the album 3 stars stating "Their vastly improved musicianship is much on display here in the new versions of early songs such as "Basta de Llamarme Así" or "El Genio del Dub," but it's not enough to make up for the lack of inspiration in the new material and the covers. The new songs are all correct LFC tunes but, with the possible exception of Rotman's jaunty "El Fin del Amor," hardly memorable, a bit too much on the auto celebratory side for a band concerned with more pressing matters.

All in all, La Luz del Ritmo is a decent comeback card, but still remains the least essential of all the Los Fabulosos Cadillacs' releases.". "La luz del ritmo" – 4:05 "Mal bicho" – 3:51 "Flores" – 3:54 "Padre nuestro" – 4:34 "Nosotros egoístas" – 3:42 "Hoy" – 4:23 "Should I stay or should I go" – 2:58 "El genio del dub" – 4:37 "Basta de llamarme así" – 4:16 "El fin del amor" – 2:11 "Muy, muy temprano" – 5:07 "Wake up and make love with me" – 5:34 "Condenaditos" – 5:11 Vicenticovocals Flavio Cianciarulobass Sergio Rotman – sax Mario Sipermankeyboard Fernando Ricciardidrums Daniel Lozanotrumpet Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Official Web Site La Luz del Ritmo at MusicBrainz La Luz del Ritmo at Allmusic

Cyrus (2010 film)

Cyrus is a 2010 British-American comedy drama film written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass and starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener. Jamie informs her ex-husband John. Though they have been apart for seven years, the news devastates John, depressed. At a party the next night, John gets more and more drunk until he ends up urinating in the bushes, where Molly strikes up a conversation. Molly leaves during the night, after they have had sex. Molly returns for dinner the next night, again leaves after they have had sex. John falls asleep in his car; the next morning, he meets Molly's 21-year-old son Cyrus. Cyrus makes friendly conversation with him. Molly is startled to see John in her house when she returns. John is unnerved by the unnatural intimacy between Cyrus; the next morning, John can not find his shoes. Through the day, he gets disturbed by their disappearance and starts to worry that Cyrus is messing with him, he ropes Jamie into meeting Cyrus, in order to appraise his paranoia.

Jamie if a little overly intimate with his mother. Relieved, John returns for another night at Molly's home; as they begin to have sex for the first time in her house, Cyrus screams in his room, Molly runs to comfort him. She does not return to John, he encounters Cyrus holding a large kitchen knife making a snack. Cyrus says he had a night terror, that Molly has gone to sleep, he advises John to back off on the relationship because he is scaring off Molly. John goes home. In the morning, Cyrus sits Molly down and tells her that John had confessed to him that she was coming on too strong; when she presses Cyrus for details, he explodes in a tantrum and storms off, checking through the window to make sure that she is upset. When Cyrus comes home, he explains that he has rented a room and will be moving out. After a few happy days alone together, John decides to move in with Molly. One night, as they begin to have sex, Cyrus surprises them and says that he has had another panic attack and wants to return home.

John confronts Cyrus and Cyrus admits that he has been deliberately sabotaging their relationship. He moves back home, John remains wary of him; the night before Jamie's wedding, he warns Cyrus not to cause trouble. At the wedding, Cyrus is hurt when he sees how the event stirs romantic feelings between John and his mother. Drunk, he confronts John in the bathroom and attacks him, yelling that John will not take his mother away from him; as John defends himself, they spill out into open view. Cyrus makes. John advises Molly to open her eyes, storms off furious. Molly believes John's explanation, but John will not continue the relationship, convinced that Cyrus will sabotage it and that he will end up alone in a few years, he moves into a cheap apartment. Molly confronts Cyrus about his behavior, describes how unhealthy their intimacy has become. Cyrus visits John, begging him to come back. John opens his door to see Cyrus crying, they reconcile. John decides to continue his relationship with Molly.

John C. Reilly as John Kilpatrick Jonah Hill as Cyrus Fawcett Marisa Tomei as Molly Fawcett Catherine Keener as Jamie Matt Walsh as Tim Diane Mizota as Thermostat Girl Kathy Ann Wittes as Ashley Katie Aselton as Pretty Girl Jamie Donnelly as Pastor Tim Guinee as Roger Charlie Brewer as Stranger at Reception Steve Zissis as Rusty Carrie McJane as Tricky The film has received positive reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 81% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 154 reviews, with an average score of 7/10; the website's critical consensus is: "While it may strike some viewers as slight, Cyrus is a successful hybrid of mainstream production values and the mumblecore ideals of directors Jay and Mark Duplass.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 74 out of 100, based on 38 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Critics reacting negatively include Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, who criticized the Duplass brothers for displaying an "almost aggressive lack of ambition", Damien Magee of 702 ABC Sydney, who identified Cyrus as "the sort of film that many people, including a number of well-respected critics, have started to confuse with good cinema" going on to call it "a checklist of indie-chic clichés", concluding with the suggestion "If you're stuck for something to see, stick this on the maybe pile, otherwise marked Juno."Peter Travers added it to his top ten movies of 2010 as one of the movies that tied for eleventh place.

Cyrus on IMDb Cyrus at AllMovie Cyrus at Box Office Mojo Cyrus at Rotten Tomatoes Cyrus at Metacritic