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Cornish Rex

A Cornish Rex is a breed of domestic cat. The Cornish Rex has no hair except for down. Most breeds of cat have three different types of hair in their coats: the outer fur or "guard hairs", a middle layer called the "awn hair". Cornish Rexes only have the undercoat, they are prone to hair loss and many will develop a thin coat or go bald over large parts of their body. The curl in their fur is caused by a different gene than that of the Devon Rex; the breed originated in Great Britain. The coat of a Cornish Rex is fine and sometimes curly, their light coat means that they are best suited for indoor living in warm and dry conditions, as they are sensitive to low temperatures. They like to stay near warm places such as computer monitors, light bulbs and shoulders; the breed is sometimes referred to as the Greyhound of the cats, because of the sleek appearance and the galloping run characteristic of the breed. These cats tend to stay kittenish throughout their long lives; some Cornish Rexes like to play fetch, race other pets, or do acrobatic jumps.

The Cornish Rex is an adventurous cat and is intelligent. It can adapt to new situations and will explore wherever it can go; the Rex is curious, seeks out the company of people and is friendly towards other companion animals. Cornish Rex cats come in a wide variety of coat colours and patterns, outlined in the breed standard: solids, including white, chocolate and the dilutes blue and cream. In 2013, researchers identified the mutation. Genome-wide analyses were performed in the Cornish Rex breed and in 11 phenotypically diverse breeds and two random bred populations. A gene on chromosome A1, the lysophosphatidic acid receptor 6, was identified to have a 4 base pair deletion; this induces a premature stop codon in the receptor, absent in all straight haired cats analyzed. LPAR6 encodes a receptor essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the hair shaft. In humans, LPAR6 mutations result in a form of ectodermal dysplasia characterised by a woolly hair phenotype; the Cornish Rex is a genetic mutation that originated from a litter of kittens born in the 1950s on a farm in Cornwall, UK.

One of the kittens, a cream-colored male named Kallibunker, had an unusual and curly coat. The owner backcrossed Kallibunker to his mother to produce 2 other curly-coated kittens; the male, sired a female called Lamorna Cove, brought to America and crossed with a Siamese, giving the breed their long whippy tails and big ears. The Devon Rex has guard hairs and sheds; the Devon Rex mutation is different from the Cornish Rex mutation in that the Devon has shortened guard hairs, while the Cornish Rex lacks guard hairs altogether. Crosses between Devon and Cornish Rexes are not permitted in pedigrees and matings between them will not produce a cat with short wavy fur. Another hair-deficient breed is the Sphynx cat, which has no hair but may have a light coat of fuzz. Using the word "Rex" to imply curly or otherwise unusual fur originates from an occasion when King Albert I of Belgium entered some curly-haired rabbits in a rabbit show, they did not meet the breed standard, but the show's officials did not wish to risk offending the king by rejecting them.

Instead, they wrote "Rex" beside their names. Despite some belief to the contrary, the Cornish Rex's short hair does not make it non- or hypo-allergenic. Allergic reactions from cats are not the result of hair length, but from a glyco-protein known as Fel d 1, produced in the sebaceous glands of the skin and urine. Most people who have cat allergies are reacting to this protein in cat saliva and cat dander: when the cat cleans its fur, the saliva dries and is transformed into dust which people breathe in. Since Cornish Rex cats groom as much as or more than ordinary cats, a Cornish Rex cat can still produce a reaction in people who are allergic to cats. However, it is reported to cause lesser to little allergic reaction, it is recommended a potential owner visit a cattery to check their own tolerance. Cornish Rex Club of Canada - Cornish Rex cat breed association which promotes and protects the breed in Canada

Fort Velasco

Fort Velasco was a garrison located in Velasco, Texas at the present-day location of Surfside Beach along the mouth of the Brazos River. In response to fear of annexation of Texas by the United States during the era of Mexican Texas, the Mexican Congress passed the Law of April 6, 1830, which halted legal immigration by Americans and established military occupation; as a result, Fort Velasco was erected in 1831 by the order of General Terán to serve as a customs port of entry. During the Texas Revolution, Fort Velasco was the primary target of attack for the Texian militia at the Battle of Velasco. After the revolution, prior to the establishment of the capital in Columbia, Fort Velasco housed the government documents of the Republic of Texas

YĆ«ki Yamada

Yuki Yamada is a Japanese actor best known for his role as Joe Gibken/Gokai Blue in the 2011 Super Sentai series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. Yamada is affiliated with Watanabe Entertainment. On September 19, 2010, Yamada was a finalist in the D-Boys special unit audition, he joined the group's D2 division in December 2010. In 2011, he made his acting debut as Joe Gibken in Kaizoku Sentai GokaigerIn May 28, 2012, Yamada announced on his blog that he has been cast on manga adaption drama GTO in the role of Koji Fujiyoshi. In 2014, Yamada landed a leading role for the first time in the movie Live directed by Noboru Iguchi. In the same year, Yamada was cast as Tadaomy Ando in the movie Gachiban: Ultra Max, he reprised his role in Gachiban: New Generation 2 the following year. GTO Aki mo Oni Abare Supesharu! - Koji Fujiyoahi Official profile Official blog Yūki Yamada on IMDb

Korean dialects

A number of Korean dialects are spoken in the Korean Peninsula. The peninsula is mountainous and each dialect's "territory" corresponds to the natural boundaries between different geographical regions of Korea. Most of the dialects are named for one of the traditional Eight Provinces of Korea. One is sufficiently distinct from the others to be considered a separate language, the Jeju language. In South Korea, Standard Korean is defined by the National Institute of the Korean Language as "the modern speech of Seoul used by the well-cultivated". In practice, it tends not to include features that are found in Seoul. In North Korea, the adopting proclamation stated that the Pyongan dialect spoken in the capital of Pyongyang and its surroundings should be the basis for the North Korean standard language. Despite North–South differences in the Korean language, the two standards are still broadly intelligible. One notable feature within the divergence is the North's lack of anglicisms and other foreign borrowings due to isolationism and self-reliance—pure/invented Korean words are used in replacement.

Korea is a mountainous country, Korean is divided into numerous small local dialects. There are few clear demarcations, so dialect classification is to some extent arbitrary. Nonetheless, the following divisions are cited in the literature: Northeastern dialects Hamgyŏng dialect called Northeastern dialects. Spoken in the Hamgyong Province region, the northeast corner of Pyongan Province, the Ryanggang Province of North Korea as well as the Jilin, Heilongjiang of Northeast China. Nine vowels: the eight of the standard language plus ö. Ryukchin dialect: Spoken in the historical Yukchin region, located in the northern part of North Hamgyong Province, far removed from P'yŏng'an, but has more in common with P'yŏng'an dialects than with the surrounding Hamgyŏng dialects. Since it has been isolated from the major changes of Korean language, it has preserved distinct features of Middle Korean, it is the only known tonal Korean language. Northwestern dialects Pyongan dialect: spoken in Pyongyang, Pyongan Province, Chagang Province, neighboring Liaoning, of China.

The basis of the standard language for North Korea. Central dialects. Divided along provincial boundaries: Gyeonggi dialect called the "Seoul dialect": spoken in the Gyeonggi Province and Incheon cities, as well as southeastern Kaesong; the basis of the standard language for South Korea. Chungcheong dialects: spoken in the Chungcheong Province region of South Korea, including the city of Daejeon. Yeongseo dialects: spoken in Yeongseo, Gangwon Province and neighbouring Kangwon Province to the west of the Taebaek Mountains. Yeongseo is quite distinct from the Yeongdong dialects to the east of the mountains. Yeongdong dialects: spoken in Yeongdong, Gangwon Province and neighbouring Kangwon Province to the east of the Taebaek Mountains. Yeongdong is quite distinct from the Central Korean dialects to the west of the mountains. Hwanghae dialect: spoken in Hwanghae Province of North Korea. Included among the Central dialects, but some researchers argue that it does not fit there comfortably. Gyeongsang dialects called Southeastern dialects: spoken in Gyeongsang Province of South Korea, including the cities of Busan and Ulsan.

This dialect is distinguished from the Seoul dialect because its pitch is more varied. Six vowels, i, e, a, eo, o, u. Jeolla dialect called Southwestern dialects: spoken in the Jeolla Province region of South Korea, including the city of Gwangju. Ten vowels: i, e, ae, a, ü, ö, u, o, eu, eo. Jeju language is spoken on Jejudo off the southwest coast of South Korea and is sometimes considered a separate Koreanic language; the nine vowels of Middle Korean, including arae-a. May have additional consonants as well. A recent statistical analysis of these dialects suggests that the hierarchical structure within these dialects are uncertain, meaning that there is no quantitative evidence to support a family-tree-like relationship among them. Koryo-mar identified as a descendant of the Hamgyŏng dialect, is spoken by the Koryo-saram, ethnic Koreans in the post-Soviet states of Russia and Central Asia, it takes many loanwords and calques from Russian language. It is based on Hamgyong and Ryukchin dialect, since Koryo-saram people are from the northern part of Hamgyong region.

Zainichi Korean language is a language or a dialect spoken among Koreans in Japan influenced by Japanese. Korean language in China As discussed above, Koreans in China use a dialect nearly identical to Hamgyŏng dialect in North Korea, but there are still some differences, as the former has more loanwords from modern Chinese. Korean Western Central Gyeonggi dialect Hwanghae dialect Gangwon dialect Chungcheong dialect Northwestern Pyongan dialect Southwestern Jeolla dialect Eastern? Southeastern Gyeongsang dialect Northeastern Hamgyŏng dialect Ryukchin dialectSome researchers classify the Korean dialects in Western and Eastern dialects. Compared with Middle Korean, the Western dialects have preserved long vowels, while the Eastern dialects have preserved tones, but the Southeastern dialect and the Northeastern dialect may not be related to each other genealog

Luminance

Luminance is a photometric measure of the luminous intensity per unit area of light travelling in a given direction. It describes the amount of light that passes through, is emitted from, or is reflected from a particular area, falls within a given solid angle. Brightness is the term for the subjective impression of the objective luminance measurement standard; the SI unit for luminance is candela per square metre, as defined by the International System of Units standard for the modern metric system. A non-SI term for the same unit is the nit; the unit in the Centimetre–gram–second system of units is the stilb, equal to one candela per square centimetre or 10 kcd/m2. Luminance is used to characterize emission or reflection from flat, diffuse surfaces. Luminance levels indicate how much luminous power could be detected by the human eye looking at a particular surface from a particular angle of view. Luminance is thus an indicator of. In this case, the solid angle of interest is the solid angle subtended by the eye's pupil.

Luminance is used in the video industry to characterize the brightness of displays. A typical computer display emits between 50 and 300 cd/m2; the sun has a luminance of about 1.6×109 cd/m2 at noon. Luminance is invariant in geometric optics; this means that for an ideal optical system, the luminance at the output is the same as the input luminance. For real, passive optical systems, the output luminance is at most equal to the input; as an example, if one uses a lens to form an image, smaller than the source object, the luminous power is concentrated into a smaller area, meaning that the illuminance is higher at the image. The light at the image plane, fills a larger solid angle so the luminance comes out to be the same assuming there is no loss at the lens; the image can never be "brighter" than the source. Retinal damage can occur. Damage can occur because of local heating of the retina. Photochemical effects can cause damage at short wavelengths. A luminance meter is a device used in photometry that can measure the luminance in a particular direction and with a particular solid angle.

The simplest devices measure the luminance in a single direction while imaging luminance meters measure luminance in a way similar to the way a digital camera records color images. The luminance of a specified point of a light source, in a specified direction, is defined by the derivative L v = d 2 Φ v d Σ d Ω Σ cos ⁡ θ Σ where Lv is the luminance, d2Φv is the luminous flux leaving the area dΣ in any direction contained inside the solid angle dΩΣ, dΣ is an infinitesimal area of the source containing the specified point, dΩΣ is an infinitesimal solid angle containing the specified direction, θΣ is the angle between the normal nΣ to the surface dΣ and the specified direction. If light travels through a lossless medium, the luminance does not change along a given light ray; as the ray crosses an arbitrary surface S, the luminance is given by L v = d 2 Φ v d S d Ω S cos ⁡ θ S where dS is the infinitesimal area of S seen from the source inside the solid angle dΩΣ, dΩS is the infinitesimal solid angle subtended by dΣ as seen from dS, θS is the angle between the normal nS to dS and the direction of the light.

More the luminance along a light ray can be defined as L v = n 2 d Φ v d G where dG is the etendue of an infinitesimally narrow beam containing the specified ray, dΦv is the luminous flux carried by this beam, n is the index of refraction of the medium. The luminance of a reflecting surface is related to the illuminance it receives: ∫ Ω Σ L v d Ω Σ cos ⁡ θ Σ = M v = E v R where the integral covers all the directions of emission ΩΣ, Mv is the surface's luminous exitance Ev is the received illuminance, R is the reflectance. In the case of a diffuse reflector, the luminance is isotropic, per Lambert's cosine law; the relationship is L v = E v R / π

Deepika Thakur

Deepika Thakur is an Indian field hockey player and is the most senior and highest capped player of Indian women’s Team. She plays as a Defender in the senior team and has represented India over 200 outings and has scored 24 goals, she is a product of Sports Hostel, Chandigarh. She works for Indian Railways, she has represented India in World Cup 2006 and 2010, Asian Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018 and Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014. Deepika joined the Indian National Women's hockey team much against the wishes of her parents who wanted her to marry early, she postponed her marriage, scheduled to happen in October 2016 in order to play for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Indian women’s team qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 after the gap of 36 years. Deepika was the vice-captain of that squad. Though India finished bottom of the group. In the Asian Champions Trophy held in Malaysia, Indian women's won their maiden title in which Deepika played an important role, she got the ‘highest scorer of the tournament’ award.

India won Gold medal at the South Asian Games, 2016. Deepika scored one of the goals in the final match against Sri Lanka. Arjuna Award-2017 Nominee200 Match caps Milestone Asian Games 2018 – Silver Medal 5th Asian Champian Trophy, Korea – Silver Medal Women Hockey World League Semifinal 2017 - Winner 4th Asian Champion Trophy – Gold Medal 12th SAF games 2016 – Gold Medal FIH World League Round 2 2015 - Winner Test match series India V/s Spain 2015 - Winner Test Series 2014 - Winner 17th Asian games 2014 – Bronze Medal 8th Women Asia Cup 2013 – Bronze Medal 3rd Asian Championship 2013 – Silver Medal FIH Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2012- Silver Medal Test Match Series India v/s Azerbaizan 2012- Winner Test Match Series 2011 – 2nd Place 1st Asian Champion Trophy 2010 – Bronze Medal 4 Nations Tournament 2010 – Bronze Medal 7th Asia Cup 2009 – Silver Medal Champion Challenge II 2009 - Gold Medal Dhruv Batra Player of the Year, Women in Hockey. Hockey India Defender of the year 2014 GM Railways Award 2008 List of Indian sportswomen