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Corrientes Province

Corrientes. It is surrounded by: Paraguay, the province of Misiones, Brazil and the provinces of Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Chaco. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquest, the Kaingang and Guaraní lived in a big area that covered most of the current province of Corrientes; the city of Corrientes was founded on April 3, 1588 by Juan Torres de Vera y Aragón as a mid-stop between Asunción and Buenos Aires. Jesuits erected missions in the north of the province, where they dedicated themselves to the expansion of the faith. In the wars of independence from Spain, Corrientes joined Artigas' Liga de los Pueblos Libres; the attack of Paraguayan forces on the province in 1865 marked the start of the War of the Triple Alliance. In 1919 the National University of the Littoral was founded, which in 1956 became the National University of the Northeast. Corrientes is legendary in the world of philately for the postage stamps it issued from 1856 to 1880; these are among the early or "classic" postage stamps of the world.

The Corrientes stamps were close copies of the first issue of stamps from France, which depicted the profile head of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, were individually crudely engraved by hand, so that each die is noticeably different, were printed in small sheets. The first issues, from 1856 to 1860, bore the denomination in the lower panel; as locally produced "primitives", the early Corrientes stamps have long been prized by collectors. After 1880, stamps of Argentina were used. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, politics in Corrientes were dominated by the Romero Feris family, prominent local landowners who still control most of the province's tobacco output. During most of this time, the Romero Ferises created one of Argentina's most bloated government payrolls and suppressed dissent and efforts at modest land reform. Following contentious election results in 1991, public protest forced President Carlos Menem to remove Governor Raúl "Tato" Romero Feris from office and, though he was elected mayor of the province's capital in 1997, Romero Feris was indicted for embezzlement of public funds in 1999.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison in May, 2002. Corrientes had a significant impact in national politics in subsequent years. A UCR-led alliance defeated the Romero Feris machine in the 2001 governor's race, but the Corrientes UCR's continued support for President Néstor Kirchner led to a rebuke from the national committee of the UCR itself, this triggered a revolt from the Corrientes chapter of the party, as well as a number of others'; these differences led to the appearance that year of "K" Radicals – UCR governors and other lawmakers allied to President Kirchner. The northeastern tip of Corrientes Province was chosen as the site for Yacyretá Dam following an agreement between President Juan Perón and Paraguayan President Alfredo Stroessner in 1974. Yacyretá, whose 20-year-long construction and US$11 billion cost far exceeded initial estimates, is one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world. An agreement is being pursued with Paraguay which would allow reservoir expansion works that could double the facility's current installed electric capacity of 4,050 MW.

Culture in Corrientes has been informed and influenced by its European and Guarani roots. Famous correntinos were independence hero General Don José de San Martín and Juan Bautista Cabral, who died for the general in the Battle of San Lorenzo. Tourist destinations in the Corrientes Province include the Iberá Wetlands and the Mburucuyá National Park. On 22 October 2004, Provincial Law No. 5598 declared Guaraní to be an official language of Corrientes, alongside Spanish. It was the first Argentine province to officialize a language other than Spanish, followed in 2010 by Chaco. Corrientes is surrounded by two rivers – the Uruguay River to the east, the Paraná River to the northwest – that contour the shape of the province; the low shore of the Paraná produces frequent floodings. After a specially destructive one in 1982, a protective system has been started with the construction of barriers; the province is for the most part a plain, with the highest points in the east. To the west, a series of descending platforms go down to the Paraná River.

The Iberá Wetlands, an area of lagoons and swamps, is a vast depression from volcanic flow, covered with fluvial and eolic sediments. The climate is predominantly subtropical with no dry season; the mean annual temperature is 20 °C with monthly mean temperatures ranging from 14 °C in July to 26 °F in January. Temperatures are hot for most of the year while precipitation is abundant and evenly distributed throughout the year. There are four seasons: winter, spring and autumn. Winters are short although occasional incursions of cold, polar air from the south can produce frosts. In contrast, temperatures during summer can reach to 35 to 40 °C. Mean annual precipitation ranges from 1,100 to 1,900 millimetres which decreases from northeast to southwest. Autumn is t

Northeast Texas Community College

Northeast Texas Community College is a public community college near Mount Pleasant, Texas. As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of NTCC comprises the following: all of Camp and Titus Counties, the Avinger and Hughes Springs school districts, located within Cass County, the Como-Pickton and Saltillo school districts, located within Hopkins County, the Mount Vernon Independent School District, located within Franklin County, the Harmony, Ore City, Union Hill, Winnsboro school districts, the portion of the Pewitt Consolidated Independent School District located outside Morris County, the portion of the Pittsburg Independent School District located within Upshur County. In January 1984, the voters of Camp and Titus counties approved a community college district for the area; the campus and facilities were chosen and constructed – by the fall semester of 1985 the first classes were held. As a modern campus with all new construction, NTCC has kept its main campus buildings of uniform appearance – all buildings are constructed of earth-tone brick with copper-tone metal roofs.

In 2010, the College opened the new Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture complex, a Platinum-LEED certified classroom complex featuring the latest in alternative energy and environmentally-friendly technologies. The "net-zero" building is home to a Sustainable Agriculture program which teaches people to farm small acreages using a mixture of traditional and alternative farm methods, good business practices, sensitivity to the long term environmental impact. In addition to the main campus, the College has the Industrial Technology Training Center in Mount Pleasant, outreach centers in Naples, Tx, Pittsburg, Tx; the Culinary Arts program is in Pittsburg. The mission of the college is to offer "responsible and exemplary learning opportunities." The college song is "Eagles Soaring On." NTCC is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Three members are from Titus County, two members each are from Morris and Camp counties; as with other community colleges, NTCC offers basic core courses which can lead to Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees, and/or transfer to four-year universities, as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates which allow students to enter the workforce.

NTCC offers concurrent enrollment options for high school juniors and seniors. NTCC students may obtain bachelor's degrees from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in the fields of teacher education and criminal justice, while taking all classes at the NTCC campus. NTCC and Texas A & M University at College Station have entered into an articulation agreement to provide a seamless transition for students who completed the Associate of Science Degree in Biomedical Science at NTCC to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A & M. NTCC students must complete the A. S. degree with no grades below "B" in science and math. For high-achieving students, NTCC initiated an honors program in the spring of 2007; each fall, fifteen Presidential Scholars are selected. Graduating seniors and freshmen with exemplary grades are admitted. Students from NTCC's award-winning honors program have presented work at the Great Plains Honors Conference, the National Collegiate Honors Conference; the Eagle is the official student monthly newspaper, staffed by students.

Print issues are published every month during the spring semesters. NTCC has housing for 214 students; the complex includes Residential Housing East. Children under 17 years of age are not permitted to live in the student housing. Northeast Texas Community College has a NJCAA Division I baseball team called the Eagles, they play their games at Eagle Field in Mount Pleasant, TX. The stadium features a grass playing field and 25 foot wall similar to the Green Monster that goes from left field to center field, it seats 1200 people and home run wall distances of 309 in left field, 400 in center, 325 in right field. In 1996 the team won the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship with a record of 48-20; the team was coached by Ty Harrington. The Lady Eagles softball team play NJCAA Division I, they have a lighted, grass playing field with bleachers and a press box/concession behind home plate. They have an adjacent practice field; the men's & women's rodeo team compete across the country and earned 3rd place at Nationals in 2007.

Men's soccer was added in the Fall of 2010 and women's soccer in Fall, 2011. A competition-grade field exists on campus. Official website

Zen yoga

Zen yoga refers to a variety of physical and energetic practices that can be found within the Zen Buddhist tradition, taught in the West. Some Zen temples include a taiso period early in the morning, including yoga-like postures, quick repetitive exercises, and/or more flowing exercises reminiscent of Tai Chi; these exercises are designed to open and unblock the body in preparation for sitting meditation, develop a deeper awareness of the body, as an opportunity to practice "becoming one” with what’s happening in the moment. The Buddha grew up around 500 B. C. E. in a time of great political and spiritual upheaval. The brahmanas, the spiritual orthodoxy, followed the teachings of the Vedas and the Upanishads. Ritual and offering were central to their beliefs, these could only be performed by the spiritual caste, the Brahmins; the ritual act of making offerings was at times, venerated more than the gods themselves, as a consequence the Brahmins became powerful and secretive. A number of ‘radical’ spiritual schools and teachers emerged in reaction to this brahmana orthodoxy, of which the Buddha was one.

What the Buddha offered was a straightforward method to alleviate suffering and lead towards liberation, accessible to people of all castes. As opposed to some of the more extreme positions that appeared he taught what he called the'middle way', emphasising moderation and non-forcing, he taught that there are no absolute "things", there are only processes in a constant state of change. In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha described four foundations of mindfulness – mindfulness of the body, of sensations, of the mind, of dharmas, is recorded as saying, "There is one thing that leads to happiness in the present and liberation in the future, it is mindfulness of the body." Thus mindfulness of the body is the end of suffering. Zen yoga practice is concerned with the body and sensations, observing life as a process in a constant state of change, so is in direct line with the Buddha's method of awakening. Again in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha says Furthermore, when going forward & returning, he makes himself alert.

In this way he remains focused internally on the body in & of itself, or focused externally... unsustained by anything in the world. This is. Hatha Yoga was followed by Natha Yogis and is traced to Shrimad Bhagwata Geeta, was practiced much before Buddha, tracing its origins to the Yoga-sutras written by the sage Patañjali and the Goraksha Samhita; the word'hatha' in Sanskrit means'force', so Hatha Yoga is the “Discipline of Force”. It stresses mastery of the body as a way of attaining a state of spiritual perfection in which the mind is withdrawn from external objects; the Buddha once related his experiences with a Hatha Yoga-type breath-retention practice and found it had a great effect, but not conducive to awakening:... I stopped out-breaths in my nose & mouth; as I did so, there was a loud roaring of winds coming out my earholes, just like the loud roar of winds coming out of a smith's bellows... So I stopped out-breaths in my nose & mouth & ears; as I did so, extreme forces sliced through my head, just as if a strong man were slicing my head open with a sharp sword...

Extreme pains arose in my head... There was an extreme burning in my body... And although tireless persistence was aroused in me, unmuddled mindfulness established, my body was aroused & uncalm because of the painful exertion... But with this racking practice of austerities I haven't attained any superior human state, any distinction in knowledge or vision worthy of the noble ones. Could there be another path to Awakening? The word hatha can be seen as a combination of two separate "Bīja mantras" or single syllables – "ha" representing the masculine or solar energy and "tha" as the feminine or lunar energy, thus Hatha Yoga is the practice of bringing balance to the two opposing forces. The first occurrence of the term'hatha yoga' is in fact found in the Buddhist Guhyasamāja tantra dating from the 8th century. Yantra yoga is the Tibetan Buddhist parallel to the Vedic Hatha yoga tradition; the discipline includes similar body postures and pranayama practices, includes mantra practice and visualisations.

Originating with the mahasiddhas of India, it was brought to Tibet in the eighth century by the great master Padmasambhava and transmitted to the Tibetan Dzogchen master Vairochana. Its practice is nowadays found in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. With the revival of Hinduism around the turn of the first millennium C. E. and the Muslim conquest of the Indian subcontinent in the 12th century C. E. Buddhism began to decline; however and Buddhism had spread int

Pablo Espinosa

Pablo Espinosa Doncel is a Spanish actor and musician. He is best known for playing Tomás in the first season of the Disney Channel television series Violetta. Pablo Espinosa became known in the series of Antena 3 TV, Física o Química in which he participated in the third and fourth season with the character of Pablo Calleja, student at the Zurbarán, its consolidation comes as a television actor in 2010 under the direction of Sergio Cabrera overproduction in Colombia La Pola of RCN and Sony Pictures where he plays the role of the adolescent protagonist, Alejo Sabaraín, teaming up with Colombian actress Ana María Estupiñán and which has gained considerable critical acclaim and a great cheer from the audience. In 2010, Espinosa participated in the cast of the film Clara, no es nombre de mujer Carbajo Pepe, whose release was announced for June 29, 2012In 2011, Espinosa participated in the series production Ida y Vuelta El secreto de Puente Viejo to Antena 3 TV Series set in the year 1902 in the role of Ramiro Castañeda, a young farmer.

Espinosa stars in the Disney Channel Original Series, Violetta first co-production between Disney Channel Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa, in collaboration with producer Argentina Pol-ka Producciones whose recordings began in September 2011, was released in Latin America and Italy on May 14, 2012. Pablo Espinosa plays Tomás. Pablo Espinosa on IMDb


Thrimby is a hamlet and former civil parish, now in the parish of Little Strickland, in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. In 2001 the population of the civil parish of Thrimby was 30; the population measured at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the parish of Great Strickland, it has a Grade 2* farmhouse called Thrimby Hall. On 23 October 1970, the nine-mile Tebay to Thrimby section of the M6 was opened, built by Christiani-Shand; the section terminated on the A6. The next junction further north would be at Penrith. Thrimby was a chapelry and township within Morland parish, it became a civil parish in 1866, on the 1st of April 2019 the parish was merged with Little Strickland. Listed buildings in Thrimby List of English and Welsh endowed schools

Berry v. Superior Court

Berry v. Superior Court, 256 Cal. Rptr. 344, is an unofficially reported California Court of Appeal case. The case is relevant to the legal topic of criminal homicide and liability for unintentional killings. In Berry v. Superior Court the defendant, was charged with the murder and negligent keeping of a mischievous animal which kills a human being; this is a petition for a writ of prohibition seeking dismissal for the charges of murder and Penal Code section 399. Berry contended that the evidence presented at the preliminary hearing failed to establish implied malice. On June 13, 1987, Berry's pit bull dog killed 2½ year old James Soto after the child had wandered into the area where "Willy" was tethered; the victim's parents had four other children and were warned by Berry about the dangerousness of Willy. The victim and his family lived on the same lot as Berry, there was no enclosure around the dog; the dog was behind a six-foot fence, but the area was accessible to anyone. There were 243 marijuana plants by Berry's house that could not be approached without crossing Willy's area.

Berry bought the dog from a breeder of fighting dog, possessed considerable literature and equipment for dog fighting. "Willy" was known for his fighting abilities, his gameness and exceptionally hard bite. An animal control officer, who qualified as a fighting dog expert, testified that pit bull dogs are selectively bred to be aggressive towards other animals and that they are considered by animal control as dangerous unless proven otherwise; the court used the test for implied malice in an unintentional killing to assess the merits of the defendants argument. Implied malice in an unintentional killing is an actual appreciation of a high risk, objectively present; the act must be done with wanton disregard to life and with a base antisocial motive and a high probability that death will result. The court found that Berry was aware of the dangerousness to human beings by his tethering of the dog, giving a warning to the parents that the dog was dangerous, his knowledge of the breed; the arguably antisocial purpose involved Berry owning a fighting dog and the apparent evidence that the dog was kept to guard illegal marijuana plants.

The probability that death could result from Berry keeping the dog was found to be a question of fact for the jury to find. The writ of prohibition was denied. Berry was convicted of involuntary manslaughter at trial, sentenced to imprisonment for 3 years and 8 months. Phillip E. Johnson & Morgan Cloud, Criminal Law: Cases and Text p. 206