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Chupacabra

The chupacabra or chupacabras is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico. The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, including goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary, it is purportedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. Eyewitness sightings have been claimed in Puerto Rico, have since been reported as far north as Maine, as far south as Chile, being spotted outside the Americas in countries like Russia and the Philippines, but many of the reports have been disregarded as uncorroborated or lacking evidence. Sightings in northern Mexico and the southern United States have been verified as canids afflicted by mange. According to biologists and wildlife management officials, the chupacabra is an urban legend. Chupacabras can be translated as "goat-sucker", from chupar and cabra.

It is known as both chupacabras and chupacabra throughout the Americas, with the former being the original word, the latter a regularization of it. The name is attributed to Puerto Rican comedian Silverio Pérez, who coined the label in 1995 while commenting on the attacks as a San Juan radio deejay; the first reported attack attributed to the creatures occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. Eight sheep were discovered dead, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood. A few months in August, an eyewitness, Madelyne Tolentino, reported seeing the creature in the Puerto Rican town of Canóvanas, when as many as 150 farm animals and pets were killed. In 1975, similar killings in the small town of Moca were attributed to El Vampiro de Moca, it was suspected that the killings were committed by a Satanic cult. Each of the animals was reported to have had its body bled dry through a series of small circular incisions. Puerto Rican comedian and entrepreneur Silverio Pérez is credited with coining the term chupacabras soon after the first incidents were reported in the press.

Shortly after the first reported incidents in Puerto Rico, other animal deaths were reported in other countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Brazil, United States, Mexico. In October and December 2018, there came many reports of chupacabras suspects in India. Many domestic animals and poultry were killed in a suspicious manner. Many people said. However, forensic experts opined that there was no any aspect of chupacabra but street dogs were responsible for mass killing of domestic animals and poultries after studying the remnant of corpse. In 19 July 2019,this creature sighted in Karachi. A five-year investigation by Benjamin Radford, documented in his 2011 book Tracking the Chupacabra, concluded that the description given by the original eyewitness in Puerto Rico, Madelyne Tolentino, was based on the creature Sil in the 1995 science-fiction horror film Species; the alien creature Sil is nearly identical to Tolentino’s chupacabra eyewitness account and she had seen the movie before her report: "It was a creature that looked like the chupacabra, with spines on its back and all...

The resemblance to the chupacabra was impressive," Tolentino reported. Radford revealed that Tolentino "believed that the creatures and events she saw in Species were happening in reality in Puerto Rico at the time," and therefore concludes that "the most important chupacabra description cannot be trusted." This, Radford believes undermines the credibility of the chupacabra as a real animal. In addition, the reports of blood-sucking by the chupacabra were never confirmed by a necropsy, the only way to conclude that the animal was drained of blood. An analysis by a veterinarian of 300 reported victims of the chupacabra found that they had not been bled dry. Radford divided the chupacabra reports into two categories: the reports from Puerto Rico and Latin America where animals were attacked and it is supposed their blood was extracted, the reports in the United States of mammals dogs and coyotes with mange, that people call "chupacabra" due to their unusual appearance. In late October 2010, University of Michigan biologist Barry O'Connor concluded that all the chupacabra reports in the United States were coyotes infected with the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei, whose symptoms would explain most of the features of the chupacabra: they would be left with little fur, thickened skin, rank odor.

O'Connor theorized that the attacks on goats occurred "because these animals are weakened, they're going to have a hard time hunting. So they may be forced into attacking livestock because it's easier than running down a rabbit or a deer."Although several witnesses came to the conclusion that the attacks could not be the work of dogs or coyotes because they had not eaten the victim, this conclusion is incorrect. Both dogs and coyotes can kill and not consume the prey, either because they are inexperienced, or due to injury or difficulty in killing the prey; the prey can die afterwards from internal bleeding or circulatory shock. The presence of two holes in the neck, corresponding with the canine teeth, are to be expected since this is the only way that most land carnivores have to cat

Kunihiko Nohara

Kunihiko Nohara is a Japanese artist and sculptor. Born in Hokkaido, Nohara graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Hiroshima City University in 2005 and attended its graduate school for sculpture where in 2007 he earned hist Master of Fine Art in Sculpture. Nohara creates wooden sculptures using camphor and zelkova trees. Additionally, he creates paintings using wood as a medium. Nohara’s motifs are a combination of abstract images and brilliant colors, adding an avant-garde taste to the powerfulness of wooden sculptures. Swimming caps and goggles are distinctive attributes of the characters. Since exhibiting in an art fair in Hong Kong 2010, Nohara has exhibited in Taiwan, Singapore and other locations in Asia. In 2016, Nohara had his large-scale solo exhibition in Taiwan. 2012 - Kunihiko Nohara, gallery, UG, Tokyo 2013 - Kunihiko Nohara, gallery, UG, Tokyo 2014 - Kunihiko Nohara, gallery, UG, Tokyo 2015 - Kunihiko Nohara, gallery, UG, Tokyo 2016 - BREAK TIME, gallery UG, Tokyo 2016 - Floating Diary, iart Gallery, Taiwan 2017 - Bittersweet, gallery UG, Tokyo 2010 - Atsuo Takahashi and Kunihiko Nohara, Gallery Uniglavas Ginzakan, Tokyo 2011 - Rittai Butsubutsu, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo 2012 - 6 Japanese Contemporary Sculptors, Tainan 2013 - Urban Legend, Trio Exhibition by Kunihiko Nohara, Gekko Numata, Kentaro Matsukuma, Capital Art Center、Taipei 2013 - Future Temporary, Art Door Gallery, Taipei 2014 - Dialogue with Japanese Contemporary Art, Macpro Gallery、Macau 2014 - Hiroshima City University 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima 2014 - Laissez-faire, The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Tokyo 2015 - Laissez-faire, The Luxe Art Museum, Singapore 2015 - Exhibition of Gallery UG Private Collection Yayoi Kusama & Kunihiko Nohara, Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services Viewing Gallery, Singapore 2010 - Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2011 - Young Art Taipei, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Taipei, Taipei 2011 - Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei 2012 - Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art fair Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2012 - Young Art Taipei, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei 2012 - Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei 2013 - Bank Art Fair, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2015 - Affordable Art Fair - F1 Pit Building, Singapore 2015 - Art Apart Fair - Park Royal Hotel on Pickering, Singapore 2016 - Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 2016 - Art Fair Tokyo Kunihiko Nohara Break Time?

Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo 2016 - Bazaar Art Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Jakarta 2016 - Art Expo Malaysia Plus - Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur 2016 - 6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair - Regency Hotel Macau, Macau 2017 - Art Stage Singapore - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 2017 - Art Fair Tokyo - Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo 2017 - Young Art Taipei - Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei gallery UG Kunihiko Nohara

Walter Tucker (Canadian politician)

Walter Adam Tucker was a Canadian politician. Born in Portage la Prairie, Tucker earned his BA from the University of Manitoba and a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan, he won a seat in the House of Commons of Canada where he was a Liberal MP for Rosthern, Saskatchewan from 1935 until 1948. He served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs from 1945 to 1948, he moved to provincial politics to lead the Saskatchewan Liberal Party in the 1948 provincial election against the CCF government of Tommy Douglas promoting the Liberals as the defenders of capitalism against the socialist CCF. While Tucker was able to win a seat in the provincial legislature and become Leader of the Opposition, he failed in his attempts to defeat the CCF government in 1948 and again in 1952, he resigned his seat in the provincial legislature in 1953 and returned to the federal House of Commons in the 1953 federal election. He was re-elected in the 1957 election but defeated in the Diefenbaker landslide the following year in the 1958 election.

In 1963, he was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan where he served as a judge until 1974. His daughter, Shirley Tucker Parks, Q. C. qualified as a lawyer in Saskatchewan in 1955, one of few women in Canada to so qualify at that time. During a career that spanned positions at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Department of Justice and Northern Affairs Canada and Health Canada, Shirley Parks was notable as a tireless advocate of the furtherance of the legal rights of women. Walter Tucker – Parliament of Canada biography Tucker, Walter Adam, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

Horst Caspar

Horst Joachim Arthur Caspar was a German actor, prominent in German theatre and film in the 1930s and 1940s. His postwar career was cut short by his sudden death at 39. Caspar was born in the son of Max Caspar, an army officer, he had one Jewish grandparent. His mother Emmy died when he was 18 months old, he was raised by his aunt in Berlin, he attended the Treitschke-Reform-Realgymnasium in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. In 1932 he took his abitur, but did not go to university, since he had decided to be an actor, he took acting lessons at the school of Ilka Grüning and Lucie Höflich, along with future stars of German cinema such as Lilli Palmer, Inge Meysel and Brigitte Horney. In the late 1930s Caspar, a handsome young man, appeared in German films and on the stage, he was taken up by the director Saladin Schmitt and became a leading man at his theatre in Bochum, where he performed in plays by Shakespeare and Friedrich Schiller. When he gave his final performance in Richard II in 1939, he received 108 curtain calls.

Under the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws, Caspar was classed as a Mischling of the second degree. Despite his part-Jewish ancestry, he continued to work as an actor; this was because he enjoyed the protection of Schmitt, who as a homosexual was no friend of the Nazi regime. But he enjoyed the patronage of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels vetted cases of part-Jewish performers and allowed a number of popular part-Jewish actors to continue working. Caspar's first leading film role was as the young Schiller in Friedrich Schiller – The Triumph of a Genius. In 1940 Caspar joined one of the most important German theatres of the time, the Schiller Theatre in Berlin. In 1942 he performed at the prestigious Burgtheater in Vienna; this was regarded as a "rare and special privilege" for a part-Jewish actor in a city where all Jews had been purged from cultural life. In 1943 Caspar was engaged by the director Veit Harlan to play the young August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, who in 1807 defended the Prussian fortress town of Kolberg against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, in Kolberg, an epic film produced on the orders of Goebbels.

This was only Caspar's second leading film role, but it is the one for which he is now best remembered, despite the fact that film was finished only shortly before the end of World War II and was seen by few people at the time. On 20 January 1944 Caspar married a 22-year-old actress Antje Weisgerber, she gave birth to a daughter. After the end of the war Caspar moved to Düsseldorf where he again worked in the theatre and in films, his last role was as a reporter named Peter Zabel in crime film called The Orplid Mystery, produced in 1950. In 1952 he recorded an LP of poetry readings, including works by Goethe. Caspar died in Berlin in December 1952 of a stroke at the age of 39, his son Frank died on the day of his father's funeral, aged eight. His widow had a successful film career extending into the 1970s. All three are buried at St Anne's churchyard in Berlin-Dahlem. Horst Caspar: the unknown star Film clip showing Horst Caspar as Gneisenau in Kolberg on YouTube German propaganda films Audio recording of Horst Caspar reading poetry by Schiller on YouTube

Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe is an American writer and investigative journalist. In addition to being the author of three books he has written extensively for many publications including the New Yorker and New York Times Magazine, he is a staff writer at the New Yorker. Keefe grew up in Dorchester and received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University. Keefe earned a law degree from Yale Law School, an M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, an M. Sc. from the London School of Economics. He has received many fellowships including those from the Marshall Scholarship Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, he was a policy adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense between 2010-11. Keefe has written investigative reports on a broad array of issues during his career. Topics included a conflict over ownership of iron reserves in Guinea, policy complications faced by states legalizing recreatational marijuana, the capture of Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera.

Keefe's 2013 story in the New Yorker, titled "A Loaded Gun", on the personal history of mass shooter Amy Bishop received the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. In addition to winning the National Magazine Award in 2014, he was nominated for "The Hunt for El Chapo" in 2015 and for "Where the Bodies are Buried" in 2016 about a woman, disappeared in Northern Ireland. Keefe's The Snakehead reported on Cheng Chui Ping and her Snakehead gang in New York City that operated between 1984 and 2000. Keefe described how Ping illegally smuggled immigrants from China into the United States on a massive scale through cargo ships; the book included interviews with several of those immigrants where they describe their lives in the United States. In 2000, Ping was arrested by the United States government and sentenced to 35 years in prison for her part in leading these operations. Janet Maslin of the New York Times described The Snakehead as a "formidably well-researched book, as much a paean to its author’s industriousness as it is a chronicle of crime."In Chatter: Dispatches From the Secret World Of Global Eavesdropping, Keefe described how American security agencies, including the National Security Agency, eavesdrop on communications between individuals suspected of involvement in terrorism to determine the likelihood of terrorist attacks occurring in the near future.

Keefe describes the electronic intelligence gathering apparatus for detecting this communication referred to as "chatter", which he examines in the context of the September 11 attacks. In a review of the book for The New York Times, William Grimes states that "Mr. Keefe writes and entertainingly, as an interested private citizen rather than an expert."2019 National Book Critics Circle Award winner for Say Nothing. Keefe, Patrick Radden. Chatter: dispatches from the secret world of global eavesdropping. New York: Random House. —. The snakehead: an epic tale of the Chinatown underworld and the American dream. New York: Doubleday. —. Say nothing: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland. New York: Doubleday. Keefe, Patrick Radden. "The idol thief". Letter from Jaipur; the New Yorker: 58–67. —. "The Jefferson bottles". The New Yorker: 106–117. —. "Go-between". The Talk of the Town; the Pictures. The New Yorker. 89: 31. —. "Buried secrets: how an Israeli billionaire wrested control of one of Africa's biggest prizes".

A Reporter at Large. The New Yorker. 89: 50–63. —. "Rocket man: how an unemployed blogger confirmed that Syria had used chemical weapons". Profiles; the New Yorker. 89: 48, 53–61. Eliot Higgins. —. "Where the bodies are buried". Letter from Belfast; the New Yorker. 91: 42–61. —. "Snackish". The Talk of the Town. Visiting Dignitaries; the New Yorker. 91: 18–19. Keefe, Patrick Radden. "The Bank Robber." New Yorker Keefe, Patrick Radden. "Anthony Bourdain's Moveable Feast." New Yorker: 52-65. —. "Empire of pain: the Sackler family's ruthless promotion of opiods generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts". A Reporter at Large; the New Yorker. 93: 34–49. —. "Winning: how Mark Burnett, the king of reality television, helped turn a floundering D-lister into President Trump". Profiles; the New Yorker. 94: 30–45. Keefe, Patrick Radden. "The last time El Chapo was captured". The New Yorker

Blackout (Dropkick Murphys album)

Blackout is the fourth studio album by Dropkick Murphys, released in 2003. A music video for "Walk Away", the album's first official single, was released; the song went on to become a minor radio hit and received some minor airplay on MTV. "Fields of Athenry" was released as a single. The album was released with a DVD, which contained live videos for "Rocky Road to Dublin" and "Boys on the Docks", a music video for "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight", a trailer for their upcoming untitled full-length DVD, which became On the Road With the Dropkick Murphys and was released the following year in March 2004. "The Dirty Glass" was featured on the 2002 split Face to Face vs. Dropkick Murphys and re-recorded for the album with the band's merchandise seller, Stephanie Dougherty, who shared vocals with Ken Casey and appeared on the album's final track, "Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced"; the track "Time to Go", a homage to the Boston Bruins, was released as a promotional CD for the Bruins and featured in Tony Hawk's Underground and NHL 2005.

The track "This Is Your Life" was featured in the 2003 video game Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home. In 2005, the band released a two-song CD single for the family of Andrew K. Farrar, Jr. a sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps, killed on January 28, 2005 in Al Anbar, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Farrar, a big fan of the Murphys, made a request to his family that if he did not survive his tour of duty, he wanted their version of "The Fields of Athenry" to be played at his funeral; the single features a slower version of "The Fields of Athenry", recorded and placed in Farrar's casket, although the band decided to release the alternate version. The disc features the track "Last Letter Home,", written about Farrar and was featured on the Murphys' 2005 album The Warrior's Code. All of the proceeds for the $10 single go to the Sgt. Andrew Farrar Memorial Fund and can be purchased through the band's website or at one of their shows; the song "Buried Alive" deals with the Quecreek Mine Rescue which occurred in July 2002, describing the plight nine Pennsylvania coal miners faced while trapped underground for four days.

Allmusic gave Blackout a score of four stars out of five, saying that the album was the band's "tightest material to date" and that it combined the "intensity" of earlier albums with "a bit more polish."PopMatters praised the album by saying "What makes the album work is the band realizing that no song should be filler on a record." They compared “World Full of Hate” to Green Day's "Good Riddance" and called "Dirty Glass" a'modern day' "Fairytale of New York." Punknews.org's review commented on the band's more stripped-down sound on this record: "On their latest effort the band have dropped most of the Irish instruments and arrangements from their sound and focused more on a punk sound with a folksy edge to it." It pointed out the band's lyrical maturity. "The songwriting seems more mature than before and the lyrics have matured to deal with a variety of topics including the plight of the working class, changes in life, life’s failures, the loss of loved ones," they noted. All songs by Dropkick Murphys unless otherwise noted.

"Walk Away" – 2:51 "Worker's Song" – 3:32 "The Outcast" – 3:10 "Black Velvet Band" – 3:03 "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight" – 2:39 "World Full of Hate" – 2:22 "Buried Alive" – 1:57 "The Dirty Glass" – 3:38 "Fields of Athenry" – 4:24 "Bastards on Parade" – 3:50 "As One" – 3:01 "This Is Your Life" – 3:43 "Time to Go" – 2:53 "Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced" – 5:34 All songs by Dropkick Murphys unless otherwise noted "Blackout 10"" Side A "Walk Away" – 2:51 "Buried Alive" – 1:57 "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight" – 2:39Side B "Fields of Athenry" – 4:24 "Bastards on Parade" – 3:50 "It's a Long Way to the Top" – 4:43"The Fields Of Athenry 7"" "The Fields of Athenry" "I'm Shipping up to Boston" "If I Were a Carpenter" "Walk Away" "Walk Away" "We Got the Power" "Victory""The Fields of Athenry" "The Fields of Athenry" "I'm Shipping up to Boston" "If I Were a Carpenter""The Fields of Athenry Promo" "The Fields of Athenry" "Buried Alive""Time to Go" "Time to Go" "The Dirty Glass" Al Barrvocals Ken Caseybass guitar, vocals Matt Kellydrums, vocals James Lynch – guitar, vocals Marc Orrell – guitar, vocals Joe Delaneybagpipes Stephanie Dougherty – vocals on "The Dirty Glass" and background vocals on "Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced" Jim Siegel – engineer