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CDA, Cda, or CdA may refer to: Central Delta Academy, a private school in Mississippi Certified dental assistant, in the United States Child Development Associate, a credential in the early care and education Communicative Disorders Assistant, a credential in assisting a registered Audiologist or Speech Language Pathologist, in Canada Coram Deo Academy, a private Christian school in Flower Mound, Texas Capital Development Authority, a kind of government entity Capital Development Authority, the Capital Development Authority of Pakistan Combined Development Agency, a uranium purchasing authority run by the US and UK government from 1948 Canadian Defence Academy, an organization in the Canadian Forces Communications Decency Act, a US law found unconstitutional Crime and Disorder Act 1998, a UK law Chargé d'Affaires Confidential disclosure agreement Criminal defense attorney Christian Democratic Alliance Christian Democratic Appeal, a Christian democratic party in the Netherlands College Democrats of America, the official youth outreach arm of the US Democratic Party Conservative Democratic Alliance, in the UK Canadian Dental Association, an association of dentists in Canada Diabetes Canada, known until 2017 as the Canadian Diabetes Association Club de Deportes Antofagasta, a Chilean football club Chinese Daoist AssociationClã Dragão Anão Chiral derivatizing agent, a type of chemical designed to react with enantiomers to indicate the enantiopurity Completely denatured alcohol, the most denatured alcohol ".cda", a filename extension for a Compact Disc Audio track Cellular digital accessory, a means to identify the software version of a mobile phone Red Book, Compact Disc Audio, the standard format for a CD Content Delivery Application, a component of a typical content management system Canadian Dental Association, an association of dentists in Canada Diabetes Canada, known until 2017 as the Canadian Diabetes Association Chlorproguanil/dapsone/artesunate, an antimalarial drug Clinical Document Architecture, a healthcare documentation standard Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia, a blood condition Cytidine deaminase, an enzyme Communicative disorders assistant, a profession Command and data acquisition station, in spacecraft operations Cosmic dust analyzer, an instrument on the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft Cantor's diagonal argument, a proof technique in set theory Canonical discriminant analysis, a type of linear discriminant analysis Cda, abbreviation for the orchid genus Cochlioda Continuous descent approach, an aircraft approach method designed to reduce fuel burn and noise Controlled droplet application, a concept for improving the efficiency of pesticide application CdA or drag area value, the product of the drag coefficient and a reference area CdA, the drag area in automobile aerodynamics Compressed Dry Air Caran d'Ache, a Swiss fine arts products company Coeur d'Alene, multiple meanings Critical discourse analysis, in critical theory Child Detection Agency, a fictional defense company in the Disney/Pixar movie Monsters, Inc.

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You Are My Little Bird

You Are My Little Bird is an album by Elizabeth Mitchell, released in 2006 by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. The album is a collection of children's music played in a folk music style. In addition to versions of folk tunes, it features covers of a variety of songs by other artists, among them "What Goes On" by The Velvet Underground, Neil Young's "Little Wing", "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. On most of the songs, Mitchell is accompanied by family members; the liner notes include personal stories from no lyrics. The song "Little Bird, Little Bird" was used in the Futurama episode, "Lethal Inspection", her version of "Three Little Birds" appears in the first episode of Watchmen. "Little Liza Jane" — 2:24 "Who's My Pretty Baby" — 1:53 "Zousan" — 1:38 "Little Bird, Little Bird" — 2:28 "Three Little Birds" — 2:34 "What Goes On" — 2:54 "Pom Na Tu Ri" — 1:20 "Buckeye Jim" — 2:01 "Peace Like a River" — 2:57 "Los Pollitos" — 1:50 "Winter's Come and Gone" — 1:59 "Little Wing" — 2:38 "Lily Pond" — 0:59 "The North Wind" — 0:38 "If You Listen" — 3:11 "Down in the Valley" — 2:22 "Grassy Grass Grass" — 0:56 Warren Truit with School Library Journal called the album "a superb and eclectic group of songs performed uniquely, yet flawlessly."


Carlos Henrique Casimiro, known as Casemiro, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. Formed at São Paulo, where he scored 11 goals in 112 official games, he moved to Real Madrid in 2013, spent a season on loan at Porto, he was part of the Real Madrid squad that won four Champions Leagues, from 2013–14 to 2017–18. A full international since 2011, Casemiro was in Brazil's squad at three Copa América tournaments as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning the 2019 Copa América. Born in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Casemiro was a product of São Paulo FC's youth system. From the age of 11 upwards, he acted as captain to its sides. Casemiro made his Série A debut on 25 July 2010, in an away loss against Santos FC, he scored his first goal as a professional on 15 August, helping to a 2–2 draw with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. On 7 April 2012, Casemiro scored the first goal of a 2–0 win over Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube at the Arena Barueri in that year's Campeonato Paulista after replacing the injured Fabrício early on, but was sent off.

São Paulo won the Copa Sudamericana, with the player making one substitute appearance in a 5–0 home success against Club Universidad de Chile in the quarter-final second leg on 7 November. In late January 2013, Casemiro was loaned to Real Madrid in Spain, being assigned to the B-team in Segunda División, he played his first game in the competition on 16 February, starting in a 1–3 defeat at CE Sabadell FC. Casemiro made his La Liga debut on 20 April 2013, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 home win over Real Betis. On 2 June he scored his first goal in Europe, opening the reserves' 4–0 win over AD Alcorcón at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium. Casemiro was loaned to FC Porto on 19 July 2014, in a season-long loan, he totalled 40 games overall for the Portuguese, netting four times including a free kick on 10 March 2015 in a 4–0 home win over FC Basel in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. On 5 June 2015, Casemiro returned to Real Madrid who activated his buyback clause, two months his contract was extended until 2021.

On 13 March of the following year, he scored his first competitive goal for the Merengues, heading home an 89th-minute corner kick by Jesé in a 2–1 victory at UD Las Palmas. After being a reserve player under Rafael Benítez, Casemiro became first-choice under his successor Zinedine Zidane, contributed with 11 appearances in the season's Champions League as the tournament ended in win. In the final against Atlético Madrid, he featured the full 120 minutes in a 1–1 draw in Milan. Casemiro scored four goals in 25 matches in the 2016–17 campaign, helping his team win the national championship for the first time in five years, he scored a long-range strike in the Champions League final against Juventus FC, helping his side to a 4–1 victory. During the 2017–18 Champions League, Casemiro made 13 appearances while scoring one goal, when Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall title in the competition. After appearing with the under-20s at the 2011 South American Championship and the 2011 World Cup, Casemiro made his debut for the Brazil senior side on 14 September 2011, in a 0–0 draw against Argentina, aged just 19.

He was named by manager Dunga in the Brazilian squad for the 2015 Copa América, but did not play any matches in the quarter-final exit in Chile. On 5 May 2016, he was named among the 23-man list for the Copa América Centenario to be held in the United States. In May 2018, Casemiro was selected by manager Tite for the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, he made his debut in the competition on 17 June, playing 60 minutes in a 1–1 group stage draw to Switzerland. In May 2019, he was included in Brazil's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil. In the final group game at the Arena Corinthians against Peru, he scored his first international goal to open a 5–0 victory, but was sent off for two yellow cards and suspended from the next match, he started in Brazil's 3–1 victory over Peru in the 2019 Copa América Final on 7 July, at the Maracanã Stadium. Casemiro plays as a defensive midfielder, although he has been deployed in a box-to-box role in the centre of the pitch, or as a centre-back on occasion.

While he is not talented or skilful from a technical standpoint, Casemiro is an intelligent, physically strong, mobile and hard-tackling midfielder, with an high work-rate. While he is known for his ability to provide balance to his teams by supporting his more offensive-minded teammates defensively, distributing the ball to them after winning back possession, he is a well-rounded midfielder, who possesses a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, reliable distribution, as well as an ability to get forward with his runs off the ball, or start attacks with his passing. Moreover, his quick reactions, as well as his excellent positional sense, ability to read the game, good anticipation, enable him to excel in a holding midfield role in front of the defence, by cutting out counter-attacks and shielding the ba

List of most successful American submarines in World War II

In World War II, the United States Navy used submarines heavily. Overall, 263 US submarines undertook war patrols, claiming 1,392 ships and 5,583,400 tons during the war. Submarines in the United States Navy were responsible for sinking 540,192 tons or 30% of the Japanese navy and 4,779,902 tons of shipping, or 54.6% of all Japanese shipping in the Pacific Theater. Submarines were responsible for laying 18,553 mines. At the beginning of the war, Japanese merchant ships had a carrying capacity of around six million tons. By the end of the war, in August 1945, the capacity was two million, with only 320,000 in condition to carry cargo. Submarine warfare began on 7 December 1941, when the Chief of Naval Operations ordered the navy to "execute unrestricted air and submarine warfare against Japan." It appears. The London Naval Treaty, to which the U. S. was signatory. It did not prohibit arming merchantmen, but arming them, or having them report contact with submarines, made them de facto naval auxiliaries and removed the protection of the cruiser rules.

This made restrictions on submarines moot. U. S. Navy submarines conducted reconnaissance patrols, landed special forces and guerrilla troops and performed search and rescue tasks; the submarines were so successful. The war against shipping was the single most decisive factor in the collapse of the Japanese economy, the Cabinet of Japan reported to the National Diet after the war that “the greatest cause of defeat was the loss of shipping.”Starting in 1941, submarines patrolled the American Theater, hunting German U-boats and protecting shipping lanes. Submarine Squadron 50, formed in 1942, served in the European Theater; the squadron was present in several invasions, hunted blockade runners, first off of Spain and Norway. The ships scored several hits, but a lack of targets led to them being returned to the United States. With 116,454 tons sunk, the USS Tang sank the most tonnage of shipping in World War II, its tonnage was revised from the Joint Army–Navy Assessment Committee report, which credited Tang with fewer sinkings.

In 1980, the relevant JANAC section was replaced and updated. The Tang sank more than 16,000 tons over the USS Flasher. All 23 other submarines sank between 59,800 tons. Fourteen of the submarines were Gato-class, six were Balao-class, four were Tambor-class and one was Sargo-class. With 33 ships sunk, the USS Tang sank the most tonnage of shipping in World War II, its tonnage was revised from the Joint Army–Navy Assessment Committee report, which credited Tang with fewer sinkings. In 1980, the relevant JANAC section was replaced and updated; the Tautog sank the second most, with 26. The other submarines sank from 23 to 14 ships. Seventeen ships were Gato-class, four were Balao-class and three were Tambor-class. Allied submarines in the Pacific War List of lost United States submarines List of successful U-boats Alden, John D.. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 9780786442133. Gruner, William P.. "U. S. Pacific Submarines in World War II". San Francisco: Maritime Park Association. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

"Japanese Naval and Merchant Shipping Losses During World War II by All Causes". Joint Army–Navy Assessment Committee. 1947. Retrieved 8 June 2018. Blair, Clay. Silent Victory: The U. S. Submarine War against Japan. New York: Bantam. Pp. 988–989. ISBN 9780553010503. O'Kane, Richard H.. Clear the Bridge!: The War Patrols of the U. S. S. Tang. Presidio Press. ISBN 978-0-89141-346-2


Lusus is the supposed son or companion of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and divine madness, to whom Portuguese national mythology attributed the foundation of ancient Lusitania and the fatherhood of its inhabitants, the Lusitanians, seen as the ancestors of the modern Portuguese people. Lusus thus has functioned in Portuguese culture as a founding myth. With the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the Roman province of Lusitania was established, broadly in what is today Portugal south of the Douro river together with Extremadura in Spain. There are no historic records of the eponyms Luso or Lusus amongst the Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula; the etymology of Lusitania, like the origin of the name Lusitani who gave its name, is unclear. The name may be of Celtic origin, or derive from Lucis or Lusis, an ancient people mentioned in Avienus's Ora Maritima, Tan, from Celtic Tan, or Tain, meaning a region or implying a country of waters, a root word that meant a prince or sovereign governor of a region.

Presently it is thought that the mythological character Lusus derives from a mistranslation of the expression lusum enin Liberi patris, in Pliny's Naturalis Historia. The mistake would have been in the interpretation of the word lusum or lusus as a proper name, instead of a simple common name that means game. In a translation of Pliny: "M. Varro informs us, that... the name "Lusitania " is derived from the games of Father Bacchus, or the fury of his frantic attendants, that Pan was the governor of the whole of it. But the traditions respecting Hercules and Pyrene, as well as Saturn, I conceive to be fabulous in the highest degree.'" This would have been read by André de Resende as "the name "Lusitania" derives from Lusus of Father Bacchus", therefore was interpreted that Lusus would be a companion or son of the furious god. It is this interpretation, seen in the strophe 22 of Canto III of The Lusiads of Luís Vaz de Camões. "This was the Lusitania, derived From Lusus, or Lisa, from Bacchus ancient Children where it looks, or companions, And in it by the first inhabitants."

Camões, Os Lusíadas, strophe 22, Canto III The mistranslation became a real and plausible myth because according to Roman mythology, Bacchus would have been the conqueror of the region. Plutarch, according to the 12th Book of the Iberica of Spanish author Sóstenes, says that: "After Bacchus conquered Iberia, left Pan to rule in his place, it was him that gave his own name to the country, calling it Pania, that by corruption turned into Hispania." The Greek expression lyssa may mean "typical of Bacchus/Dionysus. Though, these etymologies seem little trustworthy. In The Lusiads by Camões, Lusus was the progenitor of the tribe of the Lusitanians and the founder of Lusitania. For the Portuguese of the 16th century it was important to look at the past prior to the Moorish domination to find the origins of the nationality; these interpretations would be propagated by the authoritarian right-wing regime of the Estado Novo during the 20th century. Brutus of Troy


Yalghaar is a 2017 Pakistani war-epic film directed by Hassan Rana. The film is produced by MindWorks Media and is based on the true story of Pakistan Army's Swat Operation; the film "explores what happens in the lives of those involved, including the militants and how all of them are affected at a personal level because of the ongoing operation". It stars Shaan Shahid in the lead role, along with Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Armeena Khan, Aleeze Nasser, Ayesha Omer, Sana Bucha, Bilal Ashraf, it is the most expensive Pakistani movie to date. Apart from budget and extensive cast, the film features 150 written characters. On 19 December 2014, Hassan Waqas Rana revealed that this film is a tribute to slain children of the 2014 Peshawar school attack. Based on a true story, over 76 hours of a successful military operation conducted in the Piochar region of Swat district, Yalghaar goes up close to follow the lives of the young, passionate officers and soldiers whose patriotism is throbbing with every heartbeat for their country.

Shaan Shahid as Colonel Asad in Special Services Group of Pakistan Army Bilal Ashraf as Capt. Bilal Humayun Saeed as Torjan, a Militant leader of the local area who has established himself as an Ameer of the area Adnan Siddiqui as Lt Col. Imran Armeena Khan as Jero Ayesha Omer as Zarmina Wali Yousaf as Capt Abdullah Combat Group Piliot Pakistan Army Gohar Rasheed as Baran Hassan Rana as Maj. Gen Hassan Syed Irfan Gilani as DG MI Sohail, Military Intelligence Director General. Sikander Rizvi as Azhar Sana Bucha as Sadia, a Reporter, love interest of Col. Asad Uzma Khan as Capt. Samia a Military Doctor Aleeze Nasser as Fareeha, wife of Lt Col. Imran Ali Rehman Khan as technical expert who conducts location from army headquarter Umair Jaswal as Capt. Umair Soon after the release of Waar back in 2013, Hassan Rana signed two more films with ARY Films sequel of Waar known as Waar 2 and Delta Echo Foxtrot known as Yalghaar. ISPR was approached in order to get more insight of the figures of the Swat Operation.

Hassan Rana wanted to know how it feels to be a soldier, fighting on the front lines of war. The movie went into production after about 3 years of extensive research. Apart from using a vast number of choppers and heavy ammunition, an artificial tunnel was dug in Karachi to replicate one found in North Waziristan. In preparation for their roles, all actors spent time with their real-life alter egos. Humayun Saeed, who plays the role of a militant, spent days with captured militants in order to prepare for his role. Duraid Qureshi, the CEO of Hum Network Limited announced at the 4th Hum Awards that the film will be distributed under the banner of Hum Films. Yalghaar was released on 25 June 2017 for the Eid al-Fitr holiday on 112 screens across Pakistan, it was released in 22 countries at the same time including United States, UK, UAE, etc. Star Shaaz Bajwa The film has collected 1.75 crores on day 1 of the Eid, 2.40 crore on day 2 of the Eid, 2.20 crore on day 3 of the Eid. Making a grand total of 6.35 crore as Eid collection.

It emerged victorious against other releases of the Eid. These figures are confirmed by movie marketing agents. On day 4 of its release, it racked in 1.40 crore, the record collection of any movie on Thursday in Pakistan. On first weekend of its release, it collected 1.30 crore, 1.50 crore and 1.35 crore on Friday and Sunday taking its total collection to 11.9 crore. Nasar Khan, PR & Publications associate manager at HUM Network, local distributors of Yalghaar, confirmed the numbers "These numbers are accurate". According to Dunya News the film collected 20 crores worldwide. Rafay Mahmood of The Express Tribune said that the film had its "heart in the right place", depicting "what an average soldier goes through in order to serve his country while taking care of his friends, love life and family" while "engaged on two different fronts with two different kinds of enemies — external and internal." However, he criticized the film's loose plot, describing it as an "omelette", as well as forced English dialogues, the director's romanticism of the "posh side of the army lifestyle".

He noted that if done right, the film "had the potential to wake up the sleeping giant that the Eid box-office can be."Areebah Shahid writing for Bolo Jawan gave the film 3 stars, appreciating the cinematography and war sequences but criticizing the script and editing. Momin Ali Munshi of Galaxy Lollywood described the film's starting action scenes as "wonderfully executed" and having "definitely set the right motion for the film", in addition to praising its background score. Faraz Talat of Dawn praised the acting of Adnan Siddiqui, Sana Bucha and Ayub Khoso, but said the movie suffered from an incoherent storyline, in addition to weaknesses in choreography, dialogues and certain aspects of character development. While noting Yalghaar's expensive production value, he concluded that the "film industry needs more than just patriotism. According to Gilani, critics appeared to miss the fact that the movie relayed true events, which made the storyline and narrative obvious. Omair Alavi of Brandsynario commended Yalghaar as a "better option" for those wanting to watch a Pakistani film, approved its action sequences and emotion-laced appeal, war theme, as wel