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Cajuns

The Cajuns known as Acadians, are an ethnic group living in the U. S. state of Louisiana, in the Canadian maritimes provinces as well as Quebec consisting in part of the descendants of the original Acadian exiles—French-speakers from Acadia in what are now the Maritimes of Eastern Canada. In Louisiana and Cajun are used as broad cultural terms without reference to actual descent from the deported Acadians. There are Cajuns of Spanish descent as well. Louisianians of Acadian descent were considered to be Louisiana Creoles, although Cajun and Creole are portrayed as separate identities today; the Cajuns make up a significant portion of south Louisiana's population and have had an enormous impact on the state's culture. While Lower Louisiana had been settled by French colonists since the late 17th century, the Cajuns trace their roots to the influx of Acadian settlers after the Great Expulsion from their homeland during the French and British hostilities prior to the Seven Years' War; the Acadia region to which modern Cajuns trace their origin consisted of what are now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island plus parts of eastern Quebec and northern Maine.

Since their establishment in Louisiana, the Cajuns have become famous for their unique French dialect, Louisiana French, have developed a vibrant culture including folkways and cuisine. The Acadiana region is associated with them; the origin of the designation Acadia is credited to the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, commissioned by the King Francis I of France, who on his 16th-century map applied the ancient Greek name "Arcadia" to the entire Atlantic coast north of Virginia. "Arcadia" derives from the Arcadia district in Greece which since classical antiquity had the extended meanings of "refuge" or "idyllic place". Samuel de Champlain fixed the orthography with the'r' omitted in the 17th century; the term came to apply only to the northern part of the coast in what is now Canada and New England. The Cajuns retain a unique dialect of the French language and numerous other cultural traits that distinguish them as an ethnic group. Cajuns were recognized by the U. S. government as a national ethnic group in 1980 per a discrimination lawsuit filed in federal district court.

Presided over by Judge Edwin Hunter, the case, known as Roach v. Dresser Industries Valve and Instrument Division, hinged on the issue of the Cajuns' ethnicity: We conclude that plaintiff is protected by Title VII's ban on national origin discrimination; the Louisiana Acadian is alive and well. He is "up front" and "main stream." He is not asking for any special treatment. By affording coverage under the "national origin" clause of Title VII he is afforded no special privilege, he is given only the same protection as those with English, French, Czechoslavakian, Polish, Italian, Irish, et al. ancestors. The British Conquest of French Acadia happened in 1710. Over the next 45 years, the Acadians refused to sign an unconditional oath of allegiance to Britain. During this period, Acadians participated in various militia operations against the British and maintained vital supply lines to the French fortress of Louisbourg and Fort Beausejour. During the French and Indian War, the British sought to neutralize the Acadian military threat and to interrupt their vital supply lines to Louisbourg by deporting Acadians from Acadia.

During 1755–1763 Acadia consisted of parts of present-day Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Gaspe Peninsula in the province of Quebec. The deportation of the Acadians from these areas has become known as the Great Upheaval or Le Grand Dérangement; the Acadians' migration from Canada was spurred by the Treaty of Paris. The treaty terms provided 18 months for unrestrained emigration. Many Acadians moved to the region of the Atakapa in present-day Louisiana travelling via the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Joseph Broussard led the first group of 200 Acadians to arrive in Louisiana on February 27, 1765, aboard the Santo Domingo. On April 8, 1765, he was appointed militia captain and commander of the "Acadians of the Atakapas" region in St. Martinville; some of the settlers wrote to their family scattered around the Atlantic to encourage them to join them at New Orleans. For example, Jean-Baptiste Semer, wrote to his father in France: My dear father... you can come here boldly with my dear mother and all the other Acadian families.

They will always be better off than in France. There are neither duties nor taxes to pay and the more one works, the more one earns without doing harm to anyone; the Acadians were scattered throughout the eastern seaboard. Families were put on ships with different destinations. Many ended up west of the Mississippi River in what was French-colonized Louisiana, including territory as far north as Dakota territory. France had ceded the colony to Spain in 1762, prior to their defeat by Britain and two years before the first Acadians began settling in Louisiana; the interim French officials provided land and supplies to the new settlers. The Spanish governor, Bernardo de Gálvez proved to be hospitable, permitting the Acadians to continue to speak their language, practice their native religion, otherwise pursue their livelihoods with minimal interference; some families and individuals did travel north through the L

Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The men's 4×100 meter medley relay took place on 20–21 August at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. The U. S. team added two new world records to the books in the final men's event of the Olympic swimming program. Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Ian Crocker, Jason Lezak lowered their time set at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, stopping the clock in 3:30.68. At the opening of the race, Peirsol led off a backstroke leg with a new world record of 53.45, beating a 0.15-second mark set by Lenny Krayzelburg from the Pan Pacific Championships in 1999. Meanwhile, the Germans earned a silver medal in a European record of 3:33.62, 11-hundredths of a second under the old Olympic record set by Team USA in 2000. Japan finished third in 3:35.22 to hold off the strong Russian team anchored by double Olympic champion Alexander Popov, who made up more than 1.5 seconds, but fell short of a medal in his last Olympic final. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were.

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition. Official Olympic Report

Shannon Wheeler

Shannon Wheeler is an American cartoonist, best known as a cartoonist for The New Yorker and for creating the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man. Shannon Wheeler grew up in Berkeley, brought up by his mother, his father left the family to start a commune north of San Francisco. Wheeler attended School, he attended Berkeley High School graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture in 1989. He started cartooning while at UC Berkeley, publishing his daily gag cartoons Calaboose and Tooth and Justice in The Daily Californian. Around 1990, he moved to Austin, Texas, a state he had visited multiple times as a child to see family. In Austin, Wheeler continued Tooth and Justice for the University of Texas student paper The Daily Texan. Ending that strip, he published other daily cartoons with the paper, with titles like Life and Times and Interlude. In 1991, Wheeler created the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man to star in a minicomic promoting Children with Glue, a collection of his daily strips.

The popularity of Too Much Coffee Man led to the character starring in a weekly comic strip in 1991. The character appeared in a series of self-published zines, comic books and webcomics for a number of years. After Wheeler moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1998, Dark Horse Comics began publishing TMCM collections. In 2006 Wheeler and Daniel Steven Crafts co-produced the Too Much Coffee Man Opera, followed by Too Much Coffee Man Opera, The Refill in 2008. Dark Horse released the ultimate TMCM collection in the Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus. Studios released Too Much Coffee Man: Cutie Island and Other Stories in 2012. From 2004 until 2008, Wheeler contributed to many of the Idiot's Guide books, his weekly strip Postage Stamp Funnies appeared in the satirical newspaper The Onion until 2009, when he began contributing to The New Yorker magazine. In 2010, Boom! Studios published a collection of Wheeler's cartoons, rejected by The New Yorker called I Thought You Would Be Funnier. While left off the ballot for the Eisner Awards for 2011, the book went on to win Best Humor publication that year.

Wheeler lives in Portland, with his twin sons. Hatch Broadcasting Award 1995 Eisner Award for Best New Series: Too Much Coffee Man, by Shannon Wheeler 2011 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication: I Thought You Would Be Funnier, by Shannon Wheeler 2011 nomination, Harvey Award, Special Award for Humor in Comics: I Thought You Would Be Funnier, by Shannon Wheeler nomination. Children with Glue Too Much Coffee Man Too Much Coffee Man Mini Comics Too Much Coffee Man Comic Book Too Much Coffee Man Webcomic by Shannon Wheeler Too Much Coffee Man's Guide for the Perplexed ISBN 1-56971-289-1 Too Much Coffee Man's Parade of Tirade ISBN 1-56971-437-1 — introduction by Henry Rollins Too Much Coffee Man's Amusing Musings ISBN 1-56971-663-3 Too Much Coffee Man Magazine How to be Happy ISBN 1-59307-353-4 Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus ISBN 1-59582-307-7 Too Much Coffee Man: Cutie Island and Other Stories ISBN 1-60886-098-1 Wake Up and Smell the Cartoons of Shannon Wheeler ISBN 1-885418-18-3 — introduction by Jeff Smith Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going to Mars ISBN 1-59307-820-X Postage Stamp Funnies ISBN 1-59307-983-4 I Thought You Would Be Funnier ISBN 1-60886-034-5 I Told You So ISBN 1-60886-093-0 Astounding Villain House Waiting for Justice, columns by Carolyn Jones, cartoons by Wheeler Jab — Austin, TX-based anthology featuring Wheeler, Wiley Akins, Ashley Underwood, Tom King, Walt Holcombe, Rob Bostick, Mitchelle Crisp, Matthew Dutchman, Jason Storey, John Bruch, Lance Myers, Rick Klaw, Joe Don Baker Do I Come Here Often?, written by Henry Rollins, illustrated by Wheeler Jobs That Don't Suck: What Nobody Else Will Tell You About Getting and Succeeding in the Job of Your Dreams, written by Charlie Drozdyk, illustrated by Wheeler ISBN 0345424263 Grandpa Won't Wake Up, written by Simon Max Hill, illustrated by Wheeler ISBN 1-60886-092-2 Oil & Water, written by Steve Duin, illustrated by Wheeler ISBN 1-60699-492-1 God is Disappointed in You, written by Mark Russell, cartoons by Wheeler ISBN 978-1-60309-098-8 Too Much Coffee Man Opera with Daniel Steven Crafts Too Much Coffee Man Opera, The Refill with Daniel Steven Crafts Adhesive Comics.

Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Shannon Wheeler at the Grand Comics Database Shannon Wheeler at the Comic Book DB Wheeler, Shannon. "Nilharity". Act-i-vate.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. Transcript, interview from NextPlanetOver.com Acid Logic: Shannon Wheeler interview "An interview with Shannon Wheeler". The Daily Cross Hatch. March 26, 2007

Goran Tomasevic

Goran Tomašević, a Serbian photographer. Working for Reuters, he has spent more than 20 years travelling around the globe to cover the world's biggest stories. Tomašević's award-winning pictures of wars and revolutions have become some of the most enduring images of the conflicts fought in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Syria, his broad work includes photographic features from South Sudan, Mozambique, DR Congo Central African Republic, Burundi and sports coverage of the Olympics and soccer World Cups. Tomašević began photographing the war that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia from 1991 for daily newspaper Politika, in 1996 he joined world's largest new agency Reuters, covering the simmering political tensions in Kosovo and the anti-Milošević demonstrations in his hometown of Belgrade since mid-1990s. During three-month NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, Tomašević was the only photographer working for foreign press to spend the duration of the conflict in Kosovo. Tomašević moved to Jerusalem in 2002.

During the U. S. led invasions of Iraq in 2003, his picture of a U. S. Marine watching the toppling of a Saddam Hussein statue became one of the most memorable images of the war, he returned to Iraq as sectarian violence escalated and photographed America's other war in Afghanistan. His sequence of photographs of U. S. Marine Sergeant Bee narrowly escaping Taliban bullets became an iconic image in U. S. war history. Tomašević was at the heart of Reuters' coverage of the Arab Springs. In Libya, his image of a fireball that spewed up after an air strike on pro-Gaddafi fighters became an iconic image of the Libyan war, gracing the front pages of more than 100 newspapers around the globe, he stayed in Cairo until 2012. His raw pictures of rebel fighters battling pro-Assad forces among the ruins of Aleppo and Damascus during the Syrian Civil War have won international acclaim, as did his coverage of the bloody siege on a Nairobi shopping mall in Kenya. Tomašević's work has been recognized with many prestigious international awards.

He has been named "Reuters Photographer of the Year" a record four times and won the "Reuters Photograph of the Year" award in 2008. In 2014, he was awarded first prize in the "Spot News Stories" category at the World Press Photo and second and third prize at "News Picture Story" at "POYi", he has won "China International Press Photo of the Year" in 2011 and he has been awarded for a spot news in 2004 and 2012. In 2009, he won the "SOPA Award of Excellence for News Photography". In 2012, Tomašević won the "London Frontline Club Award" and in 2013 the "Days Japan" award. In 2005, he got the National Press Photography Association, Best of Photo journalism in the Portrait and Personality category and third place for news in 2011. In 2014, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography; the Guardian's photo team chose Goran Tomašević as their agency photographer of the year for 2013. International Business Times UK chose Goran as their agency photographer of the year for 2016.

In April 2019, Tomašević and several of his colleagues from Reuters were awarded with the Pulitzer Prize Breaking News Photography award, for covering the mass migration of Central and South Americans to the United States. In 2012, the Czech Photo Gallery in Prague held a six-week exhibition of Tomasevic's war photography, depicting more than two decades of conflict. Further exhibitions were held in Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents Club in 2014 and Perpignan, France during the Visa pour l’Image festival in 2006, 2013 and 2015. Goran Tomasevic's blog on Reuters.com Interview on NY Times' Lens blog One hundred of Goran's best photographs Sequence of Photographs of a US Marine being shot in Afghanistan in 2008

2011 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2011 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 25–28. The top eight regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Texas; the winner of the tournament, Texas State, earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The top eight finishers from the regular season were seeded one through eight, they played a two bracket, double-elimination tournament, with the winner of each bracket meeting in a single championship final. The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team. 2011 Southland Conference Softball Tournament

Cyphogastra

Cyphogastra is a genus of beetles in the family Buprestidae, containing the following species: Cyphogastra adonis Kerremans, 1911 Cyphogastra amatina Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra angulicollis Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra apicalis Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra armata Théry, 1923 Cyphogastra aterrima Kerremans, 1911 Cyphogastra atramentaria Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra augustini Théry, 1923 Cyphogastra auripennis Saunders, 1867 Cyphogastra bicolor Waterhouse, 1914 Cyphogastra biimpressa Obenberger, 1922 Cyphogastra bruyni Lansberge, 1880 Cyphogastra calepyga Cyphogastra canaliculata Théry, 1908 Cyphogastra carbonaria Théry, 1908 Cyphogastra caudata Lansberge, 1880 Cyphogastra celebensis Kerremans, 1910 Cyphogastra chalcea Obenberger, 1922 Cyphogastra collarti Descarpentires, 1956 Cyphogastra coriacea Kerremans, 1910 Cyphogastra cribrata Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra cristovallensis Cyphogastra cupreofossa Kerremans, 1910 Cyphogastra cyaniceps Kerremans, 1910 Cyphogastra cyanipes Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra diabolica Obenberger, 1917 Cyphogastra dissimilis Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra emeraldina Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra farinosa Cyphogastra flavimana Lansberge, 1880 Cyphogastra fossifrons Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra foveicollis Cyphogastra foveolata Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra froggatti Théry, 1947 Cyphogastra fruhstorferi Nonfried, 1894 Cyphogastra gestroi Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra gigantica Obenberger, 1916 Cyphogastra gloriosa Gestro, 1877 Cyphogastra haidanae Théry, 1923 Cyphogastra herculeana Obenberger, 1917 Cyphogastra horni Obenberger, 1924 Cyphogastra impressipennis Gestro, 1877 Cyphogastra intrusa Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra javanica Saunders, 1871 Cyphogastra kampeni Théry, 1937 Cyphogastra kerremansi Obenberger, 1926 Cyphogastra lansbergei Thomson, 1878 Cyphogastra lateimpressa Kerremans, 1903 Cyphogastra longicauda Théry, 1923 Cyphogastra longueti Théry, 1926 Cyphogastra loriae Théry, 1923 Cyphogastra ludekingi Obenberger, 1922 Cyphogastra malayensis Fisher, 1930 Cyphogastra mniszechii Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra modesta Gestro, 1876 Cyphogastra moluccana Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra nigripennis Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra nigrita Kerremans, 1898 Cyphogastra obiensis Théry, 1923 Cyphogastra papuana Obenberger, 1917 Cyphogastra pistor Cyphogastra punctatissima Kerremans, 1895 Cyphogastra punctulata Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra quadrivittata Carter, 1916 Cyphogastra satrapa Cyphogastra semipurpurea Cyphogastra similis Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra simplex Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra simplicissima Obenberger, 1926 Cyphogastra stephensae Bellamy, 2004 Cyphogastra strandi Obenberger, 1922 Cyphogastra sulcipennis Gestro, 1877 Cyphogastra taitina Kerremans, 1919 Cyphogastra tayauti Guérin-Méneville, 1847 Cyphogastra terminata Waterhouse, 1885 Cyphogastra tevorensis Obenberger, 1922 Cyphogastra tinianica Kurosawa, 1953 Cyphogastra toxopeusi Obenberger, 1932 Cyphogastra tuberculata Thomson, 1878 Cyphogastra uxorismeae Holynski, 1994 Cyphogastra ventricosa Cyphogastra viridis Kerremans, 1898 Cyphogastra wallacei Deyrolle, 1864 Cyphogastra waterhousei Théry, 1926 Cyphogastra wollastoni Waterhouse in Arrow, et al. 1915 Cyphogastra woodlarkiana