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1956 United States presidential election in Nebraska

The 1956 United States presidential election in Nebraska took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Nebraska was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower, running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 65.51% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson, running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 34.49% of the popular vote. With 65.51% of the popular vote, Nebraska would prove to be Eisenhower's fourth strongest state after Vermont and New Hampshire

Scared Famous (TV series)

Scared Famous is a horror reality television series hosted by Redman. It features ten cast members from various VH1 shows competing in horror-themed challenges inside a haunted house in Savannah, Georgia for a prize of up to $100,000 for their favorite charity. Ten contestants move into a house haunted by two twins and various demonic forces in Savannah, Georgia, in order to win a prize of up to US$100,000 donated to a charity in their name; this prize is won by completing various "horror movie-inspired" Scream Team Challenges worth different amounts of money. Near the end of each episode, one celebrity is voted to be put up for elimination by the others as a "dead weight" and must compete against another contestant of their choice in the various "Devil Jeopardy" elimination challenges; the loser of this challenge is eliminated and "killed", until only one remains, receiving what they had earned in all of the Scream Team Challenges they had completed throughout the competition. Season 1 ^Note 1: From episode three onward, the Devil Jeopardy elimination challenge ends on a cliffhanger, with the results of, deemed "killed" shown in the following episode.

^Note 2: Sky won the ultimate power to choose the two contestants to participate in the Devil Jeopardy elimination challenge, she chose Erica and Safaree. The other guests were forbidden from the vote. ^Note 3: From this point on the winner of Devil Jeopardy elimination challenge will no longer receive immunity. ^Note 4: Erica was voted back into the competition by fellow eliminated guest. ^Note 5: The last episode was divided into three challenges. Erica won the first challenge and the ultimate power to eliminate a contestant she decided to eliminate Eva. Don won the second challenge and the ultimate power to choose one contestant to the finals, he chose Sky. Color key - Passed - The guests won the scream team challenge and had money added to their bank. - Failed - The guests lost the scream team challenge, thus no money was added to their bank. - Bonus - The final winner had money added to their bank by bonus. The value in bold signifies. – Winner - The guest won the competition. – Power - The guest won the challenge and the ultimate power to choose the two contestants to participate in the Devil Jeopardy elimination challenge or to eliminate the contestants immediately.

– Safe - The guest was not voted as a "dead weight" and was not picked by the dead weight to go to the Devil Jeopardy elimination. – Risk - The guest was either voted into the Devil Jeopardy elimination as the "dead weight" or picked by them to compete against them but won the challenge. – Immune - The guest, voted into the Devil Jeopardy elimination, won, thus giving them immunity from being voted into the next round's elimination. – Return - Previously "dead" guest is voted back into the competition by fellow eliminated guests. – Dead - The guest was either voted into the Devil Jeopardy elimination as the "dead weight" or picked by them to compete against, lost, thus "killed" off the show. They would appear in episodes as "ghosts". Escape the Night13: Fear Is RealHellevator Official website

Choir Practice

Choir Practice is a retrospective album by the Choir, released in both LP and CD format. This album was released in 1994 by Sundazed Records as an LP and as a CD; this album was assembled by Jeff Jarema from a variety of sources. Most compilations of music by garage rock bands collect the singles and an unreleased track or two. However, in this case, only their classic "It's Cold Outside" is included on this album. Although the A-side of their fourth single, "When You Were with Me" is among the tracks, this is the original version of the song, before the record label added strings; the second and fifth singles, along with all of the "B" sides are not represented at all on this album. Side one I'd Rather You Leave Me, 2:06 It's Cold Outside, 2:49 When You Were with Me, 2:32 – Unissued Version Don't Change Your Mind, 1:51 Dream of One's Life, 3:27 In Love's Shadow, 2:41 – Demo by the Mods I'm Slippin', 2:52 – Demo by the ModsSide two Treeberry, 2:22 Smile, 2:45 – Demo I Only Did it'Cause I Felt So Lonely, 2:16 Anyway I Can, 3:50 Boris' Lament, 2:51 David Watts, 2:34 If These Are Men, 3:00 I'd Rather You Leave Me It's Cold Outside When You Were with Me Don't Change Your Mind Dream of One's Life In Love's Shadow I'm Slippin' Leave Me Be – CD bonus track I'd Rather You Leave Me – CD bonus track Treeberry Smile A to F – CD bonus track I Only Did It'Cause I Felt So Lonely Don't Change Your Mind – CD bonus track Anyway I Can Boris' Lament David Watts If These Are Men

Northern Bahamian rock iguana

The northern Bahamian rock iguana is a species of lizard of the genus Cyclura, found on Andros Island and the Exuma islands in the Bahamas. Its status on the IUCN Red List is vulnerable, with a wild population of less than 5,000 animals, it was first described as a new species, Iguana cychlura, by Georges Cuvier in 1829. Mitochondrial DNA analysis by biologist Catherine Malone found its closest relatives to be Cyclura nubila on Cuba, C. lewisi on Grand Cayman. According to her C. lewisi, C. nubila and C. cychlura had diverged as much as each other, although she only used a single locus and a small sample set of each species. According to a 2005 article in the magazine New Scientist C. lewisi may have diverged from C. nubila some 3 million years ago. There are three recognised subspecies of the northern Bahamian rock iguana: the Andros Island iguana, Allen's Cay iguana and the Exuma Island iguana. Although Malone's research found C. c. cychlura as being phylogenetically distinct from C. c. figginisi and C. c. inornata, she found these two populations were indistinct genetically and should be synonymised.

This species, like other species of Cyclura, is sexually dimorphic. This species only occurs in the southwestern Bahamas. 18,000 years ago during the last Ice Age and the sea level was much lower, many of the islands of the Bahamas were connected to each other and this species existed in an unbroken population, the relict populations now inhabit Andros Island and the Exuma islands. It lives in tropical dry forest, pine barrens, coastal coppice and beach strand habitats; these are found on low islands built from karst limestone plateaus. Like all Cyclura species, the northern Bahamian rock iguana is herbivorous, it is ground-dwelling, although juveniles climb into branches in the morning to bask and feed. In 2004 the IUCN assessed the species as a whole to be "vulnerable", although each of the three subspecies were assessed as endangered; the current global population of all three subspecies was estimated at less than 5,000 members and was thought to be declining. The population had decreased by at least 50% over the last 60 years.

In 2004 the IUCN listed the main threats to this lizard depended on the islands where the different subspecies came from. The populations from the Exumas were imperilled due to feral animals, fires caused by tourists, rapid private land acquisition. Development and feral animals had caused a reduction in area of suitable habitat of at least 20% over the previous 30 years. Feral animals which pose a threat to the iguanas are cats, dogs and goats. Dogs prey upon juvenile and adult iguanas, hogs eat their eggs. All populations were still being hunted for meat or for the pet trade according to the IUCN in 2004. An 2002 article in the Miami Herald quoted an officer of the Bahamas' Department of Agriculture who stated iguanas were still sometimes hunted and eaten, albeit rarely. Data related to Cyclura cychlura at Wikispecies Media related to Cyclura cychlura at Wikimedia Commons

Energy derivative

An energy derivative is a derivative contract based on an underlying energy asset, such as natural gas, crude oil, or electricity. Energy derivatives are exotic derivatives and include exchange-traded contracts such as futures and options, over-the-counter derivatives such as forwards and options. Major players in the energy derivative markets include major trading houses, oil companies and financial institutions. Energy derivatives were criticized after the 2008 financial crisis, with critics pointing out that the market artificially inflates the price of oil and other energy providers; the basic building blocks for all derivative contracts are swaps contracts. In energy markets, these are traded in New York NYMEX, in Tokyo TOCOM and online through the IntercontinentalExchange. A future is a contract to receive oil at a defined point in the future; the price is agreed on the date the deal/agreement/bargain is struck together with volume and contract index. The price for the futures contract at the date of delivery may be different.

At the expiry date, depending upon the contract specification the "futures" owner may either deliver/receive a physical amount of oil, they may settle in cash against an expiration price set by the exchange, or they may close out the contract prior to expiry and pay or receive the difference in the two prices. In futures markets you always trade with a formal exchange, every participant has the same counterpart. A swap is an agreement whereby a floating price is exchanged for a fixed price over a specified period, it is a financial arrangement. The agreement defines the volume, fixed price, reference index for the floating price. Differences are settled in cash for specific periods monthly, but sometimes quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Swaps are known as "contracts for differences" and as "fixed-for-floating" contracts, terms that summarize the essence of these financial arrangements; the amount of cash is determined as the difference between the price struck at the initiation of the swap and the settlement of the index.

In a swap contract, you trade with your counterpart and take risk on their capacity to pay you any amount that may be due at settlement. Thus, investors should enter into a swap agreement with other party considering all these parameters; the first energy derivatives covered petroleum products and emerged after the 1970s energy crisis and the fundamental restructuring of the world petroleum market that followed. At the same time, energy products began trading on derivatives exchange with crude oil, heating oil, gasoline futures on NYMEX and gas oil and Brent Crude on the International Petroleum Exchange. There are three principal applications for the energy derivative markets: Risk management Speculation Investment portfolio diversification This describes the process used by corporations and financial institutions to reduce their risk exposures to the movement of oil prices; the classic example is the activity of an airline company, jet fuel consumption represents up to 23% of all costs and fluctuations can affect airlines significantly.

The airline seeks to protect itself from rises in the jet fuel price in the future. In order to do this, it purchases a swap or a call option linked to the jet fuel market from an institution prepared to make prices in these instruments. Any subsequent rise in the jet price for the period is protected by the derivative transaction. A cash settlement at the expiry of the contract will fund the financial loss incurred by any rise in the physical jet fuel, allowing the companies to better measure future cash flows. There are limitations to be considered. A key consideration is. Continuing from the earlier example, if that company uses a specialized form of jet fuel, for which no derivatives are available, they may wish to create an approximate hedge, by buying derivatives based on the price of a similar fuel, or crude oil; when these hedges are constructed, there is always the risk of unanticipated movement between the item being hedged, the source of risk the hedge is intended to minimize. Fuel price risk management Investopedia article on energy derivatives