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Canis Minor

Canis Minor is a small constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included as an asterism, or pattern, of two stars in Ptolemy's 48 constellations, it is counted among the 88 modern constellations, its name is Latin for "lesser dog", in contrast to Canis Major, the "greater dog". Canis Minor contains only two stars brighter than the fourth magnitude, with a magnitude of 0.34, Gomeisa, with a magnitude of 2.9. The constellation's dimmer stars were noted by Johann Bayer, who named eight stars including Alpha and Beta, John Flamsteed, who numbered fourteen. Procyon is the seventh-brightest star in the night sky, as well as one of the closest. A yellow-white main sequence star, it has a white dwarf companion. Gomeisa is a blue-white main sequence star. Luyten's Star is a ninth-magnitude red dwarf and the Solar System's next closest stellar neighbour in the constellation after Procyon; the fourth-magnitude HD 66141, which has evolved into an orange giant towards the end of its life cycle, was discovered to have a planet in 2012.

There are two faint deep-sky objects within the constellation's borders. The 11 Canis-Minorids are a meteor shower. Though associated with the Classical Greek uranographic tradition, Canis Minor originates from ancient Mesopotamia. Procyon and Gomeisa were called MASH. TAB. BA or "twins" in the Three Stars Each tablets, dating to around 1100 BC. In the MUL. APIN, this name was applied to the pairs of Pi3 and Pi4 Orionis and Zeta and Xi Orionis; the meaning of MASH. TAB. BA evolved as well, becoming the twin deities Lulal and Latarak, who are on the opposite side of the sky from Papsukal, the True Shepherd of Heaven in Babylonian mythology. Canis Minor was given the name DAR. LUGAL, its position defined as "the star which stands behind it ", in the MUL. APIN; this name may have referred to the constellation Lepus. DAR. LUGAL was denoted DAR. MUŠEN and DAR. LUGAL. MUŠEN in Babylonia. Canis Minor was called tarlugallu in Akkadian astronomy. Canis Minor was one of the original 48 constellations formulated by Ptolemy in his second-century Almagest, in which it was defined as a specific pattern of stars.

The Ancient Greeks called the constellation προκυων/Procyon, "coming before the dog", transliterated into Latin as Antecanis, Praecanis, or variations thereof, by Cicero and others. Roman writers appended the descriptors parvus, minor or minusculus, primus or sinister to its name Canis. In Greek mythology, Canis Minor was sometimes connected with the Teumessian Fox, a beast turned into stone with its hunter, Laelaps, by Zeus, who placed them in heaven as Canis Major and Canis Minor. Eratosthenes accompanied the Little Dog with Orion, while Hyginus linked the constellation with Maera, a dog owned by Icarius of Athens. On discovering the latter's death, the dog and Icarius' daughter Erigone took their lives and all three were placed in the sky—Erigone as Virgo and Icarius as Boötes; as a reward for his faithfulness, the dog was placed along the "banks" of the Milky Way, which the ancients believed to be a heavenly river, where he would never suffer from thirst. The medieval Arabic astronomers maintained the depiction of Canis Minor as a dog.

There was one slight difference between the Ptolemaic vision of the Arabic. The Arabic names for both Procyon and Gomeisa alluded to their proximity and resemblance to Sirius, though they were not direct translations of the Greek. 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 Minor and Canis Major and is the herald of two weeks of hot weather; the ancient Egyptians thought of this constellation as the jackal god. Alternative names have been proposed: Johann Bayer in the early 17th century termed the constellation Fovea "The Pit", Morus "Sycamine Tree". Seventeenth-century German poet and author Philippus Caesius linked it to the dog of Tobias from the Apocrypha. Richard A. Proctor gave the constellation the name Felis "the Cat" in 1870, explaining that he sought to shorten the constellation names to make them more manageable on celestial charts. Canis Minor is confused with Canis Major and given the name Canis Orionis.

In Chinese astronomy, the stars corresponding to Canis Minor lie in the Vermilion Bird of the South. Procyon and Eta Canis Minoris form an asterism known as Nánhé, the Southern River. With its counterpart, the Northern River Beihe, Nánhé was associated with a gate or sentry. Along with Zeta and 8 Cancri, 6 Canis Minoris and 11 Canis Minoris formed the asterism Shuiwei, which means "water level". Combined with additional stars in Gemini, Shuiwei represented an official who managed floodwaters or a marker of the water level. Neighboring Kore

1722 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1722 to Wales and its people. Prince of Wales - George Princess of Wales - Caroline of Ansbach February - Jane Brereton's husband Thomas drowns in the River Dee at Saltney. 9 May - At the conclusion of the general election, new MPs for Welsh constituencies include Sir William Owen, 4th Baronet. June - William Wotton returns to London, where he continues to work on his Leges Wallicae, a translation of the old laws of Wales. Dwysfawr Rym Buchedd Grefyddol 9 May - Morgan Edwards, Baptist historian date unknown Thomas Crofts, Fellow of the Royal Society and book-collector Rowland Jones and philologist probable James Relly, Methodist minister Hugh Williams and writer 10 February - Bartholomew Roberts, pirate, 39 16 November - John Vaughan, reformer, 59 16 December - Abel Morgan, Baptist minister, pastor of Pennepack Baptist Church in Philadelphia, 49

Simón Vélez

Simón Vélez is a prize-winning Architect from Colombia, most famous for his innovative use of Guadua bamboo as an essential building component. Vélez was born in Manizales, Colombia, in 1949, his father and grandfather were architects. He has designed buildings in over 11 countries. Simón Vélez created joinery systems that utilize bamboo as a permanent no structural element in both residential and commercial structures. For four consecutive years he has been invited by the Vitra Design Museum and the Georges Pompidou Center to conduct workshops in France in which structures of bamboo-guadua were built as an instructive exercise, he has led workshops around the world in bamboo assemblage systems. For Expo Hanover 2000, he designed and constructed a 2000-square-meter bamboo pavilion for ZERI Foundation; the structure utilized bamboo, recycled cement, a mixture of terracotta and bamboo fiber panels. It was the first time in history. With 6.4 million visitors it became the most popular pavilion of the World Expo.

Vélez participated in designing Crosswaters Ecolodge, an ecotourism destination in China in the forests of Nankun Shan Mountain Reserve, in the Guangdong Province. It the largest project in the world to the use bamboo in a commercial project and the first project of this scale in Asia to use bamboo as a structural element in a dwelling; the project received the American Society of Landscape Architects 2006 Analysis and Planning Award of Honor. Vélez has designed guadua bamboo buildings in Germany, the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, Panamá, India, he designed the Zócalo Nomadic Museum in Mexico City, which houses Gregory Colbert's "Ashes and Snow."In December 2009 he received'The Principal Prince Claus Award' for his contribution to a positive interaction between culture and development. This prestigious Dutch award, founded by the Royal Prince Claus, has a price of €100,000. Since 1997 the Prince Claus Awards are presented annually to artists and cultural organizations in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Collaborating with Sanjay Prakash, in partnership with Pradeep Sachdeva, Simón Vélez participated in EXPO 2010 Shanghai China as part of the team for the Indian pavilion. Vélez has designed some new exciting guadua bamboo buildings for Longquan International Biennale, which will be launched from the Municipality of Longquan, Zhejiang Province, located 500 km south of Shanghai, PR China; the LIB is an architectural event staged every two years, in which architects of international stature are invited to build habitable buildings in a location of cultural and historical importance. The first LIB, due to open in November 2013, invited twelve internationally renowned architects to rise to the challenge. 2018 Contemplation Bamboo Pavilion, France 2016 Marina and Restaurant, Islas Secas, Panama 2014 Social Housing Prototype 2010 Indian Pavilion, EXPO Shanghai, China 2009 Temple of No Religion, Colombia 2008 Nomadic Museum, Zocalo de la Ciudad de Mexico 2005 Ecolodge Hotel. Guangzhou, China 2003 Jenny Garzon Pedestrian Bridge, Colombia 2002 Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty, Colombia 2002 Reggae Stage, Jamaica 2000 ZERI Pavilion, EXPO Hannover, Germany 2016 Invitation Venice Biennale - La Biennale di Venezia 2009 The Principal Prince Claus Awards 2006 Award of Honor in Analysis and Planning for “Crosswaters Ecolodge” - American Society of Landscape Architects


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Mway Medaw of Pinya

Mway Medaw was a queen consort of King Kyawswa I of Pinya. Of Pagan royalty, she was one of the two principal queens consort of Kyawswa, she was known as the Queen of the Northern Palace, she was a paternal aunt of King Swa Saw Ke of Ava. The following is her ancestry, she was the youngest child of his chief queen Saw Soe. Royal Historical Commission of Burma. Hmannan Yazawin. 1–3. Yangon: Ministry of Information, Myanmar. Than Tun. "History of Burma: A. D. 1300–1400". Journal of Burma Research Society. XLII

The Green Hornet (TV series)

The Green Hornet is an American action television series that aired on ABC in the 1966–1967 television season, starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato. The single-season series premiered September 9, 1966, ran through March 17, 1967, lasting 26 episodes. With the success of Lee as a premiere star of the martial arts film genre, the series has become a cult favorite. Playboy bachelor and media mogul Britt Reid is the owner and publisher of the Daily Sentinel newspaper, but as the masked vigilante Green Hornet, he fights crime with the assistance of his martial-artist expert Kato, Britt's crimefighting partner, his weapons-enhanced car, the Black Beauty. On police records, the Green Hornet is a wanted criminal, but in reality, the Green Hornet is masquerading as a criminal so that he can infiltrate and battle criminal gangs, leaving them and the incriminating evidence for police arrival. Beyond Kato, Britt's dual identity is known only to his secretary Lenore "Casey" Case and District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon.

Britt's motive for fighting crime was explained on-screen: his father had died in prison after having been framed for a crime he did not commit. The character had originated as the star of a radio series, it had been adapted to movie serials, comic books, other media. Owing in part to George W. Trendle and Fran Striker having created all the central characters and developed the core formats of both radio shows, Britt Reid shares the same family name as the Lone Ranger, as Britt's father had been the Lone Ranger's nephew Dan Reid. Van Williams as Britt Reid/Green Hornet – The owner and publisher of The Daily Sentinel and masked fighting hero, who masquerades as a villain Bruce Lee as Kato – Britt Reid's valet and partner, the Green Hornet's aide Wende Wagner as Lenore "Casey" Case – Reid's secretary at the Daily Sentinel, one of only two other people who know the true identities of the Green Hornet and Kato Lloyd Gough as Mike Axford – A police reporter for the Daily Sentinel Walter Brooke as District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon, the other one of only two other people who know the true identities of the Green Hornet and Kato and knows the Green Hornet is a good guy.

William Dozier as The Narrator Despite character co-creator George W. Trendle's failed efforts to generate interest in a Green Hornet TV series in 1951 and 1958, the success of ABC's 1960s Batman series prompted the network to adapt the venerable radio and movie-serial character; the series starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet and introduced martial artist Bruce Lee to American television audiences as his partner, Kato. Unlike the campy and humorous Batman series, The Green Hornet was played straight. Though it was canceled after one season, Lee became a major star of martial arts movies. Lee's popularity in Hong Kong, where he was raised, was such that the show was marketed there as The Kato Show; the Green Hornet and Kato appeared in three episodes of Batman titled "The Spell of Tut" as a brief cameo and "A Piece Of The Action/Batman's Satisfaction," with Reid mentioning that he and Bruce Wayne had been acquaintances and rivals since childhood. Though other characters in the story were all led to believe wrongly that the Green Hornet and Kato were villains, as on The Green Hornet: The Series, Roger C.

Carmel acted out the show's real villain. As with the years of the radio version, secretary Lenore "Casey" Case is again aware of Reid's secret, the Hornet has a confidant within the law enforcement community, but now he is District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon; this character was changed from the original's police commissioner because the Batman TV series was using a man in that post as the hero's official contact, William Dozier, the executive producer of both programs, wanted to downplay comparisons between the two shows. Michael Axford, the bodyguard turned reporter of the radio series, is now a police reporter for The Daily Sentinel, the newspaper owned by Britt Reid/the Green Hornet. In this series, Reid owned a television station as well. There were visual differences as well. Promotional artwork for the radio program and the comic books of the day depicted the Hornet wearing a mask that covered all of his face below the eyes while Kato wore goggles. Here, both men wear masks; these masks had a stylized angularity that soon proved problematic: neither man could see much.

They were soon replaced with masks molded to the performers' faces. In a technological update, the Hornet carried a telescoping device called the Hornet's Sting, which projected ultrasonic soundwaves, he most used it to open locked doors, although he was seen using it to set things on fire and to threaten criminals to get information. In the episode "The Secret of the Sally Bell", the Hornet used it to explode the thug's gun, causing the thug to fall and suffer a concussion, resulting in the criminal's being hospitalized, he had a Hornet knockout gas gun. The television version Kato used green "sleeve darts" to give him a ranged attack he coul