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Château de Langeais

The Château de Langeais is a medieval castle in Indre-et-Loire, built on a promontory created by the small valley of the Roumer River at the opening to the Loire Valley. Founded in 992 by Fulk Nerra, Count of Anjou, the castle was soon attacked by Count of Blois. After the unsuccessful attack, the now-ruined stone keep. Between 994 and 996 the castle was besieged unsuccessfully twice more. During the conflict between the counts of Anjou and Blois, the castle changed hands several times, in 1038 Fulk captured the castle again. After it was destroyed during the Hundred Years' War, King Louis XI rebuilt Château de Langeais into what today is one of the best known examples of late medieval architecture, it is noted for its monumental and decorated chimneypieces. Restored in the late 19th century, Château de Langeais came under the control of the Institut de France, who own the site today, it is open to the public. The 10th century saw the emergence of the castle, thought to be the second-earliest known, the earliest being Château de Doué-la-Fontaine built by the Count of Blois around 900.

The counts of Anjou and Blois had bordering territories and the powerful lords were rivals. When it was founded in 992 by Fulk Nerra, Count of Anjou, Château de Langeais was made from wood and took the form of a motte-and-bailey. A contemporary chronicler noted that it was built because " had no resting place between Bourgueil and Amboise along the Loire river", it had the advantage of being 24 km from Tours, a town under the control of Odo I, Count of Blois. While the land belonged to Fulk, the area was under the control of Odo; when news of the fortification reached Odo he despatched a force to destroy it. The attack was unsuccessful and Fulk reinforced the site, building the stone keep that stands in ruins today. To distract Odo from the construction work, complete by 994, Fulk carried out intermittent raids on his lands, it has been suggested that the keep's shallow foundations and thin walls, 2 m at their thickest and on average 1.5 m, demonstrate that it was built in haste. Though he was unsuccessful in 992, Odo again tried to capture the castle two years later.

This time he called on his Norman and Aquitanian allies and the siege of Château de Langeais began in the spring of 994. Fulk sent a message to Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, asking for help. In the meantime Odo's numbers grew; the siege continued into the summer and Fulk began negotiating with Odo. Richer, a contemporary chronicler favourable to Odo, asserted that Fulk agreed to surrender but reneged, claiming the agreement was not binding, though it is uncertain whether this was the case. However, the Capetian forces arrived. Faced with the king's army, Odo agreed to leave Fulk in peace. After the siege ended and Odo retreated, Fulk had to deal with hostilities along the western frontier of his lands. Despite Odo's agreement with Hugh, the Count of Blois exploited Fulk's divided attention to install a force at Château de Châteaudun from which he could move to capture Langeais should the opportunity arise. Odo besieged Château de Langeais in 995; the siege continued into the next year. With their leader dead, the besieging force left Langeais.

With his most troublesome enemy dead, Fulk captured Tours, held by the Count of Blois. After Robert, King of the Franks, had taken control of Tours, Fulk turned to the castles of Langeais, Montrésor and Montbazon to defend the Loire Valley. Hostilities between the counts of Anjou and Blois were renewed in 1016. During the course of the conflict, Fulk lost control of three castles: Passavant was destroyed and Montbazon and Langeais were captured. By 1032 Château de Langeais was back under Fulk's control; however it was again taken by the forces of Count of Blois. Odo II was succeeded by his son, Theobald; the siege began in the winter of 1037 and in the spring of the following year, with no relief forthcoming, the garrison surrendered. Fulk set his sights on further territorial gains and captured Château de Chinon 22 km away. Under the Plantagenet kings the château was expanded by Richard I of England; however King Philippe II of France recaptured the château in 1206. Though, during the Hundred Years' War, the English destroyed it.

The château was rebuilt about 1465 during the reign of King Louis XI. The great hall of the château was the scene of the marriage of Anne of Brittany to King Charles VIII on 6 December 1491, which permanently united Brittany and France. In 1886 Jacques Siegfried began a restoration programme, he installed an outstanding collection of tapestries and furnishings and bequeathed the château to the Institut de France, which still owns it today. The château is open to the public, it is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. According to contemporaneous chronicler Richer, the castle built by Foulques Nerra in the 990s consisted of a tower and a surrounding enclosure; the 10th-century keep still stands, albeit in a ruinous state. It is the earliest example of Romanesque architecture in the region, it is uncertain where the stone used in construct

Isabel Aboy

Isabel Alejandra Aboy Ferrer is a Spanish actress. She became known in 1995, at age 13, following her role in the successful Telecinco series Médico de familia playing María, the eldest daughter of character Emilio Aragón, for five years. After a period away from acting, Isabel Aboy signed on to Periodistas in 2001, where she played the scholar, Berta for the last two seasons of the production from Telecinco. Since she has devoted herself to her studies in psychology, a career in which she is licensed, as well as small modelling jobs until she got her first chance in theatre, she was in Médico de familia in 2004 through the efforts of one of Louisa Martin. Together they starred in Historia de una vida. In 2007, Elizabeth would again appear on stage and again work along with a fellow actor from Médico de familia Antonio Valero; this time, the work was entitled La mujer que se parecía a Marilyn. In March 2007 a report appeared in the Telecinco's El Buscador program about child actors in which she spoke of her experience in Médico de familia.

In 2008 she opened in the play Al otro lado del tabique at the Teatro Lara in Madrid. She subsequently produced their first child, a daughter. In 2016 she and her husband had twins, he works as a psychologist in the Protégeles foundation, specializing in the section on Internet safety and eating disorders. As an actressMédico de familia. Telecinco; as María Martín Soller. Periodistas Telecinco; as Berta Rocha. As a guest on programsCrónicas Marcianas, Telecinco Lo + Plus, Canal Plus Pasapalabra, Antena 3 Arucitys, City TV El Club, Televisió de Catalunya Password, Cuatro Pasapalabra, Telecinco ¡Qué tiempo tan feliz!, TelecincoTheatreHistoria de una vida La mujer que se parecía a Marilyn Isabel Aboy on IMDb 2004 Interview 2007 Interview

List of features in Android

This is a list of features in the Android operating system. Messaging SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging, including threaded text messaging and Android Cloud To Device Messaging and now enhanced version of C2DM, Android Google Cloud Messaging is a part of Android Push Messaging services. Android phones have the ability to send and receive RCS via the messages app. Auto Correction and Dictionary Android Operating System has an interesting feature called Auto Correction; when any word is misspelled Android recommends the meaningful and correct words matching the words that are available in Dictionary. Users can add and remove words from Dictionary as per their wish. Web browser The web browser available in Android is based on the open-source Blink layout engine, coupled with Chromium's V8 JavaScript engine; the WebKit-using Android Browser scored 100/100 on the Acid3 test on Android 4.0 ICS. The old web browser is variably known as'Android Browser','AOSP browser','stock browser','native browser', and'default browser'.

Starting with Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has begun licensing Google Chrome separately from Android, but bundled with. Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, the WebView browser that apps can use to display web content without leaving the app has been separated from the rest of the Android firmware in order to facilitate separate security updates by Google. Voice-based features Google search through voice has been available since initial release. Voice actions for calling, navigation, etc. are supported on Android 2.2 onwards. As of Android 4.1, Google has expanded Voice Actions with ability to talk back and read answers from Google's Knowledge Graph when queried with specific commands. The ability to control hardware has not yet been implemented. Multi-touch Android has native support for multi-touch, made available in handsets such as the HTC Hero; the feature was disabled at the kernel level. Google has since released an update for the Nexus One and the Motorola Droid which enables multi-touch natively.

Multitasking Multitasking of applications, with unique handling of memory allocation, is available. Screen capture Android supports capturing a screenshot by pressing the power and home-screen buttons at the same time. Prior to Android 4.0, the only methods of capturing a screenshot were through manufacturer and third-party customizations, or otherwise by using a PC connection. These alternative methods are still available with the latest Android. TV recording Android TV supports replaying it. Video calling Android does not support native video calling, but some handsets have a customized version of the operating system that supports it, either via the UMTS network or over IP. Video calling through Google Talk is available in Android 2.3.4 and later. Gingerbread allows Nexus S to place Internet calls with a SIP account; this allows for enhanced VoIP dialing to other SIP accounts and phone numbers. Skype 2.1 offers video calling in Android 2.3, including front camera support. Users with the Google+ Android app can perform video chat with other Google+ users through Hangouts.

Multiple language support Android supports multiple languages. Accessibility Built-in text-to-speech is provided by TalkBack for people with low or no vision. Enhancements for people with hearing difficulties are available. Connectivity Android supports connectivity technologies including GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth, LTE, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, NFC, IDEN and WiMAX. Bluetooth Supports voice dialing and sending contacts between phones, playing music, sending files, accessing the phone book, A2DP and AVRCP. Keyboard and joystick support is available in Android 3.1+, in earlier versions through manufacturer customizations and third-party applications. Tethering Android supports tethering, which allows a phone to be used as a wireless/wired Wi-Fi hotspot. Before Android 2.2, this was supported by third-party applications or manufacturer customizations. Streaming media support RTP/RTSP streaming 3GPP PSS, ISMA), HTML progressive download. Adobe Flash Streaming and HTTP Dynamic Streaming are supported by the Flash plugin.

Apple HTTP Live Streaming is supported by RealPlayer for Android, by the operating system since Android 3.0. Media support Android supports the following audio/video/still media formats: WebM, H.263, H.264, AAC, HE-AAC, MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WebP. External storage Most Android devices include microSD card slots and can read microSD cards formatted with the FAT32, Ext3 or Ext4 file systems. To allow use of external storage media such as USB flash drives and USB HDDs, some Android devices are packaged with USB-OTG cables. Storage formatted with FAT32 is handled by the Linux Kernel vFAT driver, while 3rd party solutions are required to handle some other file systems such as NTFS, HFS Plus and exFAT. Android devices can include still/video cameras, touchscreens, GPS, gyroscopes, magnetometers, dedicated gaming controls and pressure sensors, accelerated 2D bit blits and accelerated 3D graphics. Java support While most Android applications are written in Java, there is no Java Virtual Machine in the platform and Java byte co

Harry Perry (musician)

Harry Perry is an American musician, Venice Beach boardwalk busker, known for playing an electric guitar with a target design on inline skates or landroller skates at Venice Beach Boardwalk. Perry is known by his Sikh name Har Nar Singh Khalsa, by his stage name, the Kama Kosmic Krusader. After growing up in Michigan and recording with his first band there, Harry Perry began performing his original songs and guitar compositions on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in 1973. In addition to being considered the most famous musician who performs at the Venice Beach Boardwalk, he is considered one of the area's most famous skaters, first on traditional roller skates on inline skates when they were invented, on Landroller skates. Over the course of nearly four decades, the Venice Beach Boardwalk became a world-famous tourist attraction where a variety of artists performed and sold various wares associated with their creative arts, such as CDs and T-shirts. During the early 1990s, at a time when real estate developers wanted to gentrify Venice, the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance banning people from public performance on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Using the ordinance as its bludgeon, the Los Angeles Police began to harass people who performed there. In response, Harry Perry became a named plaintiff in a class action lawsuit in U. S. District Court against the Los Angeles Police Department and the ordinance; the plaintiffs based their suit on various constitutional principles that provide for freedom of expression and congregation. After many years of litigation, The U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of his co-plaintiffs. However, their victory was short lived; the Los Angeles City Council created new legislation that restricted performance on the Venice Beach Boardwalk rather than banning it altogether. In addition, the City of Santa Monica followed the lead of the Los Angeles City Council and passed statutes that limited the ability of performers like Harry Perry to sell CDs and T-shirts to their audiences. Perry and others have initiated legal action in response, alleging that the combination of gentrification and the performance restriction ordinances threatens to destroy the atmosphere and commerce that made Venice Beach the social mecca for which it is famous.

He met Andrea Tenaglia and they became the new "Couple of musician" in Venice Beach. Skate Town Ball and Harry Perry's Greatest Hits of the Millennium, he uses distortion effects and plays in a style reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix or Eddie Van Halen. He began playing on Venice Beach in 1973, he is dedicated to fitness, running twenty miles daily and practicing Kundalini yoga. He is a non-smoking vegetarian. "Xman Can't Save Me Now" "Queen of Robot World" "Time Travel Freaks" "Love Jet" "Hot Rod Lincoln" "Intro To Invaders" "Video Commander" "Music Maker" "Guiding Forces" "Gambling Man"Video Commander. "Heads of Skins" "Ivnaders" "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" "World of Freaks" "Out of Control" "Message" "Zoo Man" "How Soon is Now?" "Zoo Man"Greatest Hits of the Millennium. Harry Perry has played himself, bringing life to his Venice Beach persona in various films, has appeared in acting roles in numerous film and television works with cameo appearances that include: Fletch, Starstruck, White Men Can't Jump, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and Point of No Return, Marching out of Time, Way Past Cool, as well as the television shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Vengeance Unlimited, Heroes.

He can be seen for a moment in the music video for Cruisin' by Michael Nesmith, found on his Elephent parts DVD. He has been featured in multiple E3-episodes of the Dutch television program Gamekings, he made an appearance in Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model. He can be seen in beginning of the music video for Party Train by The Gap Band, he performed one song on the soundtrack to the movie Point of No Return. He can be seen in the 2007 documentary Without the King, he can be seen in Red Hot Chili Peppers musical video The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie from their 2011 album I'm with You. On September 6 and 7, 2013 he performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Blue Man Group in a rendition of Ravel's Bolero, he was seen skating playing his guitar on the TV show, In the Heat of The Night, episode. Harry Perry on IMDb Harry Perry Band website BrooWaha Interview Harry Perry – Street Performer on KCET Departures Venice Interview of the artist

Solomon Mogilevsky

Solomon Grigorevich Mogilevsky headed the Soviet foreign intelligence service, the INO of the GPU, from 1921 until May 1922. He was sent to head the GPU in the South Caucasus region, where was involved in the suppression of the 1924 August Uprising in the Georgian SSR, he died in a plane crash near Tiflis in unclear circumstances. Mogilevsky was born to Jewish parents in Pavlograd. In 1903 he joined the RSDRP, in 1904 Mogilevsky was arrested. In 1906 he left Russia for Switzerland where Mogilevsky met Vladimir Lenin who recommended him to be admitted into Bolshevik section of the party. At the outbreak of World War I he was a soldier on the front. Mogilevsky participated in the 1917 October Revolution. During the Russian Civil War he was appointed to various positions in the GPU. Since May 1922 Mogilevsky headed the Caucausian GPU and was responsible for intelligence in Iran and Turkey, he participated in stifling the August Uprising in Georgian SSR. Mogilevsky was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner in 1924 for his outstanding activities in the suppression of the uprising.

Mogilevsky died in a plane crash in 1925 headed to Sukhumi conference. The plane, which carried two other high-ranking Soviet security officials, blew up in mid-air not far from Tiflis; the cause of the crash was never determined, despite the fact that three separate commissions investigated the incident. There has always been a strong suspicion that the young Georgian airman Ambako Sagaradze, piloting the plane, crashed deliberately, killing himself and his passengers. Another version linked Lavrentiy Beria with Mogilevsky's death; some alleged. Others suspected Beria had his own motives for doing so and wanted to get rid of Mogilevsky in order to secure a succession to his post

Doña Ana Community College

Doña Ana Community College is a public community college with several campuses in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. DACC was established in 1973 at the request of the Gadsden and Las Cruces school boards to provided vocational and technical education opportunities to the citizens of Doña Ana County. DACC is independently accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission; the community college offers instruction leading to associate degrees and technical certificates and preparation for further academic work. It is a branch of New Mexico State University. DACC has six campuses, with three in Las Cruces, one each in Anthony, Sunland Park, Chaparral. Dual credit classes are offered in conjunction with local high schools; as of 2017, the school had 3,498 non-credit students. DACC has six centers located throughout Doña Ana County. Espina and East Mesa Campuses and the Workforce Center are located in Las Cruces; the Gadsden campus is located in Anthony, with Sunland Park, Chaparral campuses located in their respective communities in the southern part of Doña Ana County.

The East Mesa Campus located on the northeast side of Las Cruces and houses most of the general education programs, criminal justice, business, creative media, information technology programs. The Espina Campus is located on the west side of the NMSU main campus, is the main location for the health and trades programs; the Workforce Center is located in central Las Cruces and offers customized training for employee development and career and technical training, such as truck driving and industry certifications. The Gadsden Center located in the southeastern portion of the county offers general education and adult education programs; the Sunland Park Center in Santa Teresa offers general education, adult basic education, welding. The Chaparral location offers classes in continuing education. Dual credit programs are offered in conjunction with local high schools; the school is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Several programs at Doña Ana Community College have specialized accreditation: American Dental AssociationCommission on Dental Accreditation American Design Drafting Association American Welding Society Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Joint Review Commission for Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation The National Center for Construction Education and ResearchIn 2012 the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission revoked accreditation for DACC's nursing program.

Although New Mexico's board of nursing permitted the program to continue, accreditation is a prerequisite for employment in most hospitals and acceptance into other nursing programs, such as the one at New Mexico State. In 2010 the school had been placed on warning status by the NLNAC for having an inadequate ratio of qualified instructors. A lawsuit filed in 2013 by eight nursing students alleges that the school had not notified students of the warning, had been made aware of the problem as early as 2002. In May 2015, a state judge ruled that the lawsuit would be become a class action, would include the 100 students enrolled at the time. In August 2015, it was announced that accreditation had been restored; this applied retroactively to students. Official website