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Canis Major

Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included in Ptolemy's 48 constellations, is counted among the 88 modern constellations, its name is Latin for "greater dog" in contrast to Canis Minor, the "lesser dog". The Milky Way passes through Canis Major and several open clusters lie within its borders, most notably M41. Canis Major contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, known as the "dog star", it is bright because of its proximity to the Solar System. In contrast, the other bright stars of the constellation are stars of great distance and high luminosity. At magnitude 1.5, Epsilon Canis Majoris is the second-brightest star of the constellation and the brightest source of extreme ultraviolet radiation in the night sky. Next in brightness are the yellow-white supergiant Delta at 1.8, the blue-white giant Beta at 2.0, blue-white supergiants Eta at 2.4 and Omicron1 at 3.0, white spectroscopic binary Zeta at 3.0. The red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris is one of the largest stars known, while the neutron star RX J0720.4-3125 has a radius of a mere 5 km.

In ancient Mesopotamia, named KAK. SI. DI by the Babylonians, was seen as an arrow aiming towards Orion, while the southern stars of Canis Major and a part of Puppis were viewed as a bow, named BAN in the Three Stars Each tablets, dating to around 1100 BC. In the compendium of Babylonian astronomy and astrology titled MUL. APIN, the arrow, was linked with the warrior Ninurta, the bow with Ishtar, daughter of Enlil. Ninurta was linked to the deity Marduk, said to have slain the ocean goddess Tiamat with a great bow, worshipped as the principal deity in Babylon; the Ancient Greeks replaced the arrow depiction with that of a dog. In Greek Mythology, Canis Major represented a gift from Zeus to Europa, it was considered to represent one of Orion's hunting dogs, pursuing Lepus the Hare or helping Orion fight Taurus the Bull. The ancient Greeks refer only to one dog, but by Roman times, Canis Minor appears as Orion's second dog. Alternative names include Canis Sequens and Canis Alter. Canis Syrius was the name used in the 1521 Alfonsine tables.

The Roman myth refers to Canis Major as Custos Europae, the dog guarding Europa but failing to prevent her abduction by Jupiter in the form of a bull, as Janitor Lethaeus, "the watchdog". In medieval Arab astronomy, the constellation became al-Kalb al-Akbar, "the Greater Dog", transcribed as Alcheleb Alachbar by 17th century writer Edmund Chilmead. Islamic scholar Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī referred to Orion as Kalb al-Jabbār, "the Dog of the Giant". Among the Merazig of Tunisia, shepherds note six constellations that mark the passage of the dry, hot season. One of them, called Merzem, includes the stars of Canis Major and Canis Minor and is the herald of two weeks of hot weather. In Chinese astronomy, the modern constellation of Canis Major is located in the Vermilion Bird, where the stars were classified in several separate asterisms of stars; the Military Market was a circular pattern of stars containing Nu3, Beta, Xi1 and Xi2, some stars from Lepus. The Wild Cockerel was at the centre of the Military Market, although it is uncertain which stars depicted what.

Schlegel reported that the stars Omicron and Pi Canis Majoris might have been them, while Beta or Nu2 have been proposed. Sirius was the Celestial Wolf, denoting invasion and plunder. Southeast of the Wolf was the asterism Húshǐ, the celestial Bow and Arrow, interpreted as containing Delta, Epsilon and Kappa Canis Majoris and Delta Velorum. Alternatively, the arrow was depicted by Omicron2 and Eta and aiming at Sirius, while the bow comprised Kappa, Sigma, Delta and 164 Canis Majoris, Pi and Omicron Puppis. Both the Māori people and the people of the Tuamotus recognized the figure of Canis Major as a distinct entity, though it was sometimes absorbed into other constellations. Te Huinga-o-Rehua called Te Putahi-nui-o-Rehua and Te Kahui-Takurua, was a Māori constellation that included both Canis Minor and Canis Major, along with some surrounding stars. Related was Taumata-o-Rehua called Pukawanui, the Mirror of Rehua, formed from an undefined group of stars in Canis Major, they called Sirius Rehua and Takarua, corresponding to two of the names for the constellation, though Rehua was a name applied to other stars in various Māori groups and other Polynesian cosmologies.

The Tuamotu people called Canis Major Muihanga-hetika-o-Takurua, "the abiding assemblage of Takarua". The Tharumba people of the Shoalhaven River saw three stars of Canis Major as Wunbula and his two wives Murrumbool and Moodtha, he spears them and all three are placed in the sky as the constellation Munowra. To the Boorong people of Victoria, Sigma Canis Majoris was Unurgunite, its flanking stars Delta and Epsilon were his two wives; the moon sought to lure the further wife away, but Unurgunite assaulted him and he has been wandering the sky since. Canis Major is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere's summer sky, bordered by Mo

Charles M. Thatcher

Charles M. Thatcher was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Thatcher received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Thatcher's medal was won for his heroism in the Battle of the Crater in Virginia on July 30, 1864, he was honored with the award on July 31, 1896. Thatcher was born in Coldwater and entered service in Grand Haven, he was buried in Michigan. The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles M. Thatcher, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 July 1864, while serving with Company B, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety, Private Thatcher continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured. List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: T–Z

Zhivko Milanov

Zhivko Milanov is a Bulgarian footballer who plays for Levski Sofia. Although he is a right back, when needed he operates on the left side as well. Milanov has been capped 28 times for the Bulgarian national team. Milanov made his league debut in 2003. With Levski Sofia he reached the quarter finals of UEFA Cup in 2005–06. Next season, Levski Sofia reached the group-stage of UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Bulgarian team that reached the groups, he became a Champion of Bulgaria in 2009. Milanov joined Vaslui on 14 January 2010 on a ​2 1⁄2-year contract; the deal was reported by media to be worth $350,000. He was seen as the perfect substitute for Vaslui's captain Buhuş, whose long-term injury would keep him out from the field for the rest of the season, he made his league debut against Gaz Metan Mediaş. He did not missed a single match for his new team, helped Vaslui finishing third in Liga I, reaching the Romanian Cup final lost at the penalty shootout. After Buhuş's departure, he established himself as Vaslui's first-choice right back.

On 23 July 2010, in Liga I's opening match, Milanov received his first red card since his arrival in Vaslui. Following Luz's long term-injury and Bălace's bad shape, Milanov was sent to play on the left side. However, because of Papp's unsuccessful try out on the right side, Milanov was sent back on his favourite position. In his second season in Vaslui, he ended third in Liga I, after a long battle, between Oţelul Galaţi, Poli Timişoara and SC Vaslui, for their first championship. On 23 July 2011, Milanov received his second red card, in Vaslui's opening match against Rapid București. On 19 August, he scored his first goal for Vaslui, against Sparta Prague helping his team qualify for the first time to the UEFA Europa League's Group Stages. After his contract with Vaslui expired, Milanov joined Russian Premier League club Tom Tomsk on a free transfer on 24 June 2013, he signed a two-year contract. Milanov returned to Levski Sofia in early September 2015 and played for the Blues during the autumn part of the 2015–16 A Group, receiving praise for his performance.

On 30 December 2015, Milanov signed an 18-month contract with Cypriot First Division champions APOEL. He made his debut on 10 January 2016, playing the full 90 minutes in APOEL's 2–1 away victory against Aris Limassol for the Cypriot First Division. A few months after joining APOEL, he crowned champion as his team managed to win the Cypriot First Division title for a fourth time in the row. On 2 March 2017, Milanov signed a two-year contract extension with APOEL, running until 31 May 2019. After agreeing with APOEL to rescind his contract, Milanov returned again to Levski Sofia. On 11 February 2019 he signed a 1,5-year contract with the club. Milanov started playing for the Bulgarian national team in 2006, has been capped 28 times during his international career, he announced his retirement from the national team on 21 March 2017, at the age of 32. As of 20 June 2019 As of 7 October 2016 Levski SofiaA PFG: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09 Bulgarian Cup: 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07 Bulgarian Supercup: 2005, 2007, 2009APOELCypriot First Division: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 Zhivko Milanov at and APOEL official profile Profile at Zhivko Milanov at Soccerway Zhivko Milanov at

The Body (1970 film)

The Body is a 1970 UK scientific documentary film directed and produced by Roy Battersby. In the film and internal cameras are used to showcase the human body; the film's narrators, Frank Finlay and Vanessa Redgrave, provide commentary that combines the knowledge of human biologists and anatomical experts. The film's soundtrack, Music from the Body, was composed by Ron Geesin and Roger Waters, includes songs that were made using the human body as a medium. Waters is the narrator of one scene; the film was "suggested by" a science book by Anthony Smith. The cost of optioning film rights and developing the project to take to market cost £11,000 which came from the NFFC. After a year, by December 1969 Battersby had a script, he showed this to the NFFC. The NFFC agreed to provide half of the finance. On March 1969 Battersby met with Nat Cohen at Anglo-Amalgamated who agreed to provide the other half of finance on that day. Battersby shot about 300,000 feet of film. "There was a lot of blood and film on the cutting room floor," said Garnett.

Tony Garnett asked John Peel recommendations for. Peel suggested Ron Geesin, he did it with Roger Waters from Pink Floyd. Geesin said: It was an attempt... to put a socio-human documentary about the human body into cinemas, using some then-pioneering micro-camera work: coursing along the various tubes and all that. The soundtrack did what all film soundtracks are supposed to do: duet with the visual content, against, comment; the subsequent album for EMI consisted of most of that soundtrack, in its many parts: mine as recorded, Roger’s re-recorded, supplemented by two original tracks, little to do with the film and all to do with Roger and me having fun, ‘Our Song’ and ‘Body Transport’. In August 1971 Nat Cohen, whose company distributed the film, said it had recouped its negative cost in the Far East alone; the movie was released on DVD on 7 October 2013. The Body on IMDb The Body at Letterbox DVD The Body at BFI Review of film at New York Times

Cascap├ędia River

The Cascapédia River is a river in the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, which has its source at Lake Cascapedia, fed by streams of the Chic-Choc Mountains, empties into Cascapedia Bay, a small bay of Chaleur Bay. The river is about 120 kilometres long. At times, it is called Grand Cascapédia River to differentiate it from the Little Cascapédia River which empties into the same bay just to the east; the Cascapedia is known for its Atlantic salmon fishing. With average catches of 20 pounds and a record catch of 54 pounds, caught in 1886, the river has long been recognized as one of Quebec's richest salmon rivers. Back in 1835, surveyor Joseph Hamel noted the abundance of fish, including trout, salmon and whitefish. Several Governors General of Canada, including The Marquess of Lansdowne and Lord Stanley, had summer homes along this river; the river is accessible via Quebec Route 299. Its entire course is protected in the Cascapedia River Wildlife Reserve, established in 1982, its headwaters and Lake Cascapedia are within the Gaspésie National Park.

Its name comes from the Mi'kmaq word gesgapegiag, meaning "strong current" or "large river". It was first documented on a map by Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin in 1686 as Kichkabeguiak, appeared as Kaskabijack on a map of 1783. By 1863 Stanislas Drapeau used the current spelling; the Cascapédia River is undammed and wild, no municipality is using it for its wastewater. Because its source is the Chic Choc Mountains that are made up of soluble limestone, its waters are rich in carbonates and low in sulfates and chlorides, with a higher conductivity and pH level than typical water of the Canadian Shield; the lack of agriculture and industry keep the river free from pollution. Its water is rated of the highest quality; the Cascapedia basin is mostly undeveloped with less than 500 hectares under cultivation. Logging is more important: 8 percent of the basin area was harvested between 1988 and 1994; the significant tributaries of the Cascapédia River are: Ruisseau Blanc Ruisseau de la Truite Angers River Ruisseau Grand Nord Argument Creek Josué Creek Square Forks River Berry Creek Branche du Lac Ruisseau de l'Échouement Ruisseau de Mineurs Ruisseau de l'Inlet Brandy Creek Indian Creek Ruisseau du Dix-Septième Mille Ruisseau aux Saumons List of rivers of Quebec Cascapedia Museum

Michael Barber (rapper)

Michael Barber is an American rapper and musician. He was signed to Death Row Records through WIDEawake Entertainment. Michael graduated from Full Sail University. Michael Barber was raised in Evansville, Indiana, he graduated from William Henry Harrison High School. Barber moved to Winter Park and earned a Bachelor degree in Entertainment Business from the entertainment industry college Full Sail University. In 2009 Michael Barber signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group after the success of his mixtape series Motion Picture Mayhem. In 2009 Barber and Josh Tifer released a single titled, with Interscope Digital. Barber was featured on two releases by Death Row Records. Most notable was the single, Sofa Bed with Audio Stepchild featuring Nappy Roots which featured 2 remixes; the first remix Another Sofa Bed was featured on Sh*t's Beautiful. The second remix titled, Sofa Bed 502 Remix was featured on the compilation titled, The Hookah Lounge; the success of Sofa Bed lead to Michael signing an album deal with Death Row Records.

His album was never released. This led to him being the last artist to sign with Death Row Records. After a hiatus from making music, Michael Barber returned in 2016 with Indiana rapper Matty Moe for a duet album titled, Deadly Combo. Deadly Combo featured major artist features from Nappy Roots and the Wu Tang Clan official member, Streetlife. In 2018 Michael's album AHAYWEH was released as for sale as a hard copy CD only via his website and in 200 libraries across the country. In early 2019, Michael and the Indivisible movement released 4 remixes of Ladder; each version was composed in a different music genre, each was named for a different protest against President Trump and his agenda. Writing in the Arlington Heights Post, community contributor Kathy Colace called the 4 remixes "powerful."