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Coprosma is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It is found in New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Java, New Guinea, islands of the Pacific Ocean to Australia and the Juan Fernández Islands; the name Coprosma means "smelling like dung" and refers to the smell given out by the crushed leaves of a few species. Many species are small shrubs with tiny evergreen leaves, but a few are small trees and have much larger leaves; the flowers are wind-pollinated, with long anthers and stigmas. Natural hybrids are common; the fruit is a non-poisonous juicy berry, most bright orange, containing two small seeds. The orange fruit of the larger species were eaten by Māori children, are popular with birds, it is said that coffee can be made from Coprosma being related to the coffee plants. A notable feature is. In addition the hollows, or domatia, encourage certain kinds of mites to take up residence, which feed on and reduce parasitic fungi which attack the leaf. Coprosma in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae Coprosma specimens and botanical drawings in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Entry in Te Ara: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, 1966


Amgala is an oasis in Western Sahara. It is located between Tifariti and Smara, outside the Moroccan Wall in the area controlled by the Polisario. Amgala was the scene of several SPLA-RMA battles. In January 1976 and again in February 1976, clashes took place in Amgala between units of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces and Polisario Front forces, supported by units of the Algerian Army; because of its ample supply of water, Amgala was an important place in the Saguia el-Hamra Valley and Algerian troops set up a Polisario base here where refugees could be given food and medical assistance and transported onward to Algeria. The unexpected attack by the Moroccans caused much anger as well as heavy damage, ninety-nine Algerian soldiers were captured. An all-out war between the two countries was only avoided because of decisive action by President Houari Boumediene of Algeria. After that, Algeria increased its support for the rebels. Algeria claimed that their forces were only in the area to render humanitarian assistance to Sahrawi refugees fleeing from Moroccan occupation and heading for the Sahrawi refugee camps at Tindouf, in western Algeria.

Morocco said. A second battle took place at Amgala between the 13 and 15 February 1976. On this occasion, Polissario troops defeated the small Moroccan garrison which suffered heavy casualties and were nearly wiped out. Morocco complained that the Algerians had been involved in this attack but the latter denied the claim. Another Battle of Amgala took place on 8 November 1989


Royal Harbor, known by stage name Knoc-turn'al, is a songwriter and rapper. He recorded what would have been his debut album, entitled Knoc's Landin, his first release was the EP L. A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al, his official debut album, The Way I Am, with only the title track being released as a single. His third is to be titled The Book of Knoc, it will be released on Equity Records. The bulk of Knoc's exposure has come in the form of feature spots, most notably on Dr. Dre's album 2001, on the tracks "Some L. A. Niggaz" and "Bang Bang", on the single "Bad Intentions" from The Wash with Dr. Dre, he performed on another track from the soundtrack called "Str8 West Coast". In the early 1990s Knoctunal recorded records and toured under the name Nature-Boy with his longtime DJ and friend Gary Zee, opening up for acts such as the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill, their first EP was reported to have sold 200,000 copies underground on the label Blunt Room Records. Knoc has released three singles, "The Knoc" featuring Missy Elliott and Dr. Dre, his second was "Muzik" featuring Samuel Christian and produced by Kanye West.

The third single was "The Way I Am" produced by Scott Storch. The forthcoming single off his next album will be entitled "Ya Boy Is Back" and is produced by Scott Storch. Despite having close ties with Dr. Dre, he signed with Elektra Records which offered him his own label: L. A. Confidential, he has never reached the mainstream. His single "The Way I Am" has seen moderate airplay. Superbowl champion 1974 1-11-11: The Prequel Knoc-turn'al Official Myspace Treacherous Records official website

Shannon Rowbury

Shannon Rowbury is an American middle-distance runner from San Francisco, California. She represented the United States at the 2008, 2012, 2016 Summer Olympics, she represented the United States at the World Championships in 2009, 2011, 2013 winning the bronze medal in the 1500 meters in 2009. On May 2, 2015 at the IAAF World Relays Rowbury was a member of the distance medley relay team that broke the world record. Rowbury was the former American record holder in the 1500 meters, breaking Mary Slaney's 32-year record on July 17, 2015, with a time of 3:56.29. Rowbury competed for Duke University and trains under Pete Julian. Rowbury was born in California, she grew up in the Parkside section of the Sunset District neighborhood in San Francisco. In 2002, Rowbury graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School in San Francisco. Rowbury attended Duke University and studied English and Theater and competed on the cross country and track and field teams for the school. In 2007, Rowbury graduated from Duke magna cum laude in English and Theater Studies with a certificate in Film/Video/Digital Studies.

She completed her master's degree at Duke with an emphasis on Film and Women's Studies. In April 2007, Rowbury was diagnosed with a femoral neck stress fracture, which abruptly put an end to her collegiate career at Duke University. Pablo Solares was engaged to be married to Shannon Rowbury on August 24, 2013 and wedded on April 11, 2015. Rowbury gave birth to her daughter on June 30, 2018. Rowbury set a school record for the mile in the indoor track season as a freshman at Duke. In her sophomore year she earned indoor All-American status, finishing in 8th place at the NCAA championships in the mile. In her junior year season she anchored Duke's first victorious distance medley relay team; as a senior, she helped. She redshirted her indoor and outdoor seasons of her senior year, but set Duke school records in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m and steeplechase, the latter at 9.59.4.. Her first six months of training under John Cook involved rehabilitation from her stress fracture. In November 2007, Rowbury competed at the Seagate Elite 5K Road Race in San Jose, California to assess her current fitness level coming back from her injury.

She managed a second-place finish, with a time of 15:54. In January 2008, Rowbury enjoyed her first extended stint at altitude in central Mexico where she trained for six weeks with her coach and teammates, she returned to the United States in February to compete in the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, her first track race since her injury 11 months earlier. Rowbury went on to win the 3000 m in a personal best time of 8:55.19. In April 2008, Rowbury opened up her outdoor track campaign at the Duke Invitational, winning the 800 m by 12 seconds with a two-second personal best time of 2:02.76. Her next race was in early May at the Payton Jordon Invitational at Stanford University where she hoped to achieve the Olympic A standard at 1500 m. Although Rowbury came up short of her goal while racing at Stanford, she did manage a five-second personal best at this distance with a time of 4:07.59. Still seeking the Olympic A standard, Rowbury raced at the Adidas Track Classic in Carson, California on May 18, 2008.

In the 1500 m, she won with a time of 4:01.61, improving another six seconds over her previous personal best. This performance placed Rowbury her 5th all-time at 1500 m for United States females. In addition, her effort would have placed her 9th in the world rankings based on the 2007 IAAF world performance list; this performance gave her the Olympic A standard that she needed heading into the USATF Olympic Trials. On July 6, 2008 at the USATF Olympic Trials in Eugene, Rowbury placed first in the 1500 m final with a time of 4:05.48, followed by Erin Donohue and Christin Wurth-Thomas. The three qualified to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics based on their performance at the trials. Rowbury had the fourth-fastest time in the first-round heats of the women's 1500 m run in Beijing, qualifying for the finals, she was the only American athlete to advance to the finals, where she placed seventh with a time of 4:03.58. Her seventh-place finish was the best finish by an American woman in the 1500 meters at the modern Olympics.

Rowbury retained her 1500 m title at the 2009 US Championships, beating Christin Wurth-Thomas and qualifying for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. At the 2009 World Championships, in Berlin, Rowbury captured the bronze medal in a time of 4:04.18. A month she won her first Fifth Avenue Mile, narrowly edging out Lisa Dobriskey, Sara Hall and Wurth-Thomas. In 2010, Rowbury finished second in the 1500 meters at the US Indoor Championships, third at the US Championships outdoors. On July 22, 2010, Rowbury improved her personal best in the 3000 m by 23 seconds with a time of 8:31.38, the third-best mark in U. S. history. Rowbury won the 2010 edition of the Fifth Avenue Mile on September 26, 2010. In 2011, Rowbury finished third at the US Championships, qualifying her for the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. There, she qualified for the semifinals, but was eliminated from the competition in the semifinal race. Rowbury finished second at the U. S. Olympic field trials in 2012, qualifying her for her second consecutive Olympics.

Morgan Uceny, who finished first at the trials, Jenny Simpson, who finished third competed with Rowbury at the London Olympics. Rowbury finished sixth in the 1500 meters race at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. At the time, her sixth-place finish was the best finish by an American woman in the 1500 meters at the modern Olympic

Grant Mulvey

Grant "Granny" Mulvey is a retired professional ice hockey player who played all but twelve games of his 586-game NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks. A long line of injuries forced Mulvey to retire from the NHL. Mulvey once held the record for being the youngest player since expansion in 1967 to score an NHL goal, scoring his first goal at the age of 18 years, 32 days. On October 3, 2013, Alexander Barkov, Jr. surpassed this feat by one day, scoring against the Dallas Stars at the age of 18 years, 31 days. On February 3, 1982 in a game against the St. Louis Blues, Mulvey scored five goals and added two assists for seven points, setting a franchise record for most goals in a game. In the same game, he tied the record for most goals in single period. Grant has made his home in Chicago while dedicating time to his family and the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association, he is an active board member and Treasurer for the Blackhawk Alumni Association. As with many former athletes in Chicago, Grant values the opportunity to give back to the community by supporting many great charities.

Mulvey has worked for Toppan Merrill since 1997. Grant is the brother of Paul Mulvey. Season Team Lge Type GP W L T OTL Pct Result 1995-96 Chicago Wolves IHL Head Coach 22 13 7 0 2 0.636 Lost in round 2 1996-97 Chicago Wolves IHL Head Coach 65 30 30 0 5 0.500 Grant Mulvey career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Grant Mulvey's stats at Grant Mulvey's collector's index at

Max C. Freedman

Maxamus C. Freedman was an American songwriter and lyricist, best remembered for co-writing the song "Rock Around the Clock". Freedman was born in Philadelphia, became a radio announcer and entertainer, before joining the staff of a music publishing company, he joined ASCAP in 1942. One of his first successes as a writer, credited as Ray Freedman, was "Sioux City Sue", a hit record for the song's co-writer Dick Thomas in 1945, recorded by many others including Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Bob Wills and Willie Nelson, his other successful songs, several of which were written with Morty Berk and Frank Capano, included "Dreamy Old New England Moon", "Heartbreaker", "Tea Leaves". Freedman co-wrote the words and music to the landmark song "Rock Around the Clock" with "Jimmy DeKnight", a pseudonym used by composer, music publisher, promoter James E. Myers; the song was copyrighted on March 31, 1953, although there is evidence that it was written in 1952. There are claims that Freedman wrote the song in its entirety.

Although Bill Haley & His Comets were supposed to be the first to record it, a dispute between Myers and Dave Miller, the owner of Essex Records, prevented Haley from doing so. The first recording of the song was made by an Italian-American novelty group, Sonny Dae & His Knights. Haley recorded it in 1954 for Decca Records and in 1955, the song became a no. 1 record, one of the first of the rock and roll era. Freedman died in 1962 at the age of 69. Dawson, Jim. Rock Around the Clock: The Record that Started the Rock Revolution. Backbeat Books, 2005. John Swenson. Bill Haley. London: W. H. Allen, 1982. Haley, John W. and John von Hoelle. Sound and Glory. Dyne-American, 1990