The Dadiwan culture was a Neolithic culture located in the eastern portion of Gansu and Shaanxi provinces in modern China. The culture takes its name from the deepest cultural layer found during the original excavation of the type site at Dadiwan; the remains of millet and dogs have been found in sites associated with the culture, itself defined by a thin-walled, cord-marked ceramic tradition sometimes referred to as Laoguantai. The site has continued to produce new information about the Dadiwan culture, for example, recent biogeochemical analyses reveal that dogs living at Dadiwan from 7900–4900 calBP consumed C4 carbon fixation plants throughout the year; because all other wild animals found at the site only consumed C3 plants, it suggests that the natural year-round vegetation was dominated by C3 plants. The only way that dog bones would contain strong C4 signals was if they consumed a rare plant year-round. A candidate for this is millet. Therefore, this represents some of the earliest evidence for agricultural production in East Asia.
The Dadiwan culture shares a variety of common features, in pottery and economy, with the Cishan and Peiligang cultures of eastern China. The Dadiwan type site in Qin'an County, Gansu sits atop a fan toe produced by a gully that drains into the Qingshui River valley, itself a tributary of the Wei River; the site was excavated from 1975 to 1984, again in 2004, 2006, 2009. The most recent excavations reveal that humans had occupied the location sporadically for at least the last 60,000 years; the Neolithic cultural sequence here begins with the Dadiwan culture, followed by the Yangshao culture and the Changshan culture. The agricultural economy flourished during the early phases of the Yangshao culture; the foundation of a large building, measuring 290 and 420 m2 when including the outer courtyard, was discovered at Dadiwan. The building, known as F901, is described by Chinese archaeologists as a communal meeting hall; the building was built on an elevated rammed earth foundation, layered with burnt clay.
The Association for Women in Sports Media is a volunteer-managed, 501 nonprofit founded in 1987 as a support network and advocacy group for women who work in sports writing, editing and production, public and media relations. The membership of more than 700 men and women includes professionals in the industry and students aspiring to sports media careers. AWSM was formed in 1987 by four California sportswriters—Nancy Cooney, Susan Fornoff, Michele Himmelberg and Kristin Huckshorn—to create a strong network and advocacy group for the few women who were working at the time in sports media. Forty people attended AWSM's first annual convention in 1988 in Calif.. 15 years prior to the creation of the Association for Women in Sports Media, the Title XI law was put into place. This law stated that discrimination would not be tolerated when it came to access and how women were treated whether playing a sport, or reporting on a sport. AWSM works to promote and increase diversity in sports media through its internship/scholarship program, which has placed about 100 female college students in paid internships since 1990, as well as through mentoring links and career-enhancement initiatives.
AWSM annually pays tribute to individuals who have paved the way for women in sports media with the Mary Garber Pioneer Award, the organization helps those who encounter roadblocks on the trails yet to be blazed. Several studies were conducted, involving members of the Association for Women in Sports Media, such as one conducted by Indiana University students; that study found that majority of the women within the sports field, that were members of the association felt as though they were treated fairly. The study concluded that some women still felt as though they were given the short end of the stick when it came to the amount of assignments they received working with male athletes. (Hardin, Marie. Another survey of 200 women members of the Association for Women in Sports Media was conducted; this survey found that more women working in the sports media field, resulted in women’s sports being broadcast more frequently. The study concluded that women have grown accustom to males dominating the field, which has helped women accept their role, strive to do the same work as men.
70 additional members of the Association for Women in Sports Media was conducted, finding the women felt as though the pay, assignments given, treatment by the administration was fair, they were unable to identify any gaps within the companies they worked for newspapers. (Miloch, Kimberly S.. Association for Women in Sports Media official website An Organization of Their Own Women Reporters in the Men's Locker Room Melissa Ludtke and Time, Inc. Plaintiffs, v. Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Baseball
World Wide Country Tours was a guided tour company founded by publishing icon Roy Reiman in 1972, it served as the exclusive tour operator for and part of the Reader's Digest Association family of companies until its closing in 2012. The company was headquartered in Greendale, along with the publishing offices of thirteen magazines, including Taste of Home, Birds & Blooms and Country. Agritourism, which brings visitors to a farm or ranch, was an integral component of World Wide Country Tours itineraries. Reiman's first tours brought farmers to Hawaii for educational seminars; the company expanded to Alaska, international destinations and to North American tours. The tour itineraries emphasized visiting local farms, orchards and crafts businesses, in addition to more conventional tourist destinations. In 1995, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications's "Statewide" program featured World Wide Country Tours' visits to northeastern Nebraska farmers in their "Ag Tourism" article, broadcast April 30, 2005, March 17, 2006.
The company operated tours to over 40 destinations and maintained a strong customer satisfaction rate, with 98% of its travelers indicating they would travel with the company again. When the business was closed by its parent company in January 2012, the slack was picked up by former staffers in a newly created company, Country Travel DISCOVERIES. Led by Steve Uelner, who had served as WWCT's Director for over 25 years, Country Travel DISCOVERIES has continued to offer a similar type and quality of "off-the-beaten-path" tours focused on rural settings and the country lifestyle that travelers had experienced and learned to expect from World Wide Country Tours. Continuity with the World Wide Country Tours legacy can be seen in the tours, past WWCT traveler testimonials, letter by Roy Reiman on Country Travel DISCOVERIES' website as well as in its partnership with new magazines published by Reiman, including Our Iowa Magazine and Our Wisconsin. Country Travel Discoveries Desert Safari Deals
APUS Group, founded in June 2014 by Tao Li, is a Chinese technology company specializing in Android development and information services. The company's main product is APUS User System, which have drawn over 1 billion users globally by 2016, along with other APUS series products, covering more than 200 countries in six continents. According to Tao Li, CEO of APUS, 90 percent of its users are from countries beyond China, it is one of the world's top 10 developers in mobile applications. The name APUS is short for "A Perfect User System" and refers to the bird species Apodidae, or swift, a aerial bird family, they are some of the fastest fliers in the animal kingdom, with a maximum speed up to 169 kilometres per hour. June 2014: Tao Li founded APUS Group in Beijing. At the same month, APUS netted 100 million RMB in Series A funding. July 2, 2014: APUS Launcher was released on Google Play and 28 days APUS user group reached 10 million. October 22, 2014: APUS announced their 50 million user globally.
December 1, 2014: APUS published the first APUS Global Mobile Application Analysis Report. January 2015: APUS picked up 100 million USD in Series B funding, become the youngest unicorn in the world. January 2015: APUS user group reached 100 million. March 2015: APUS user group reached 150 million and was named the fifth developer in the world by App Annie. May 2015: APUS user group reached 300 million. May 2015: APUS Browser was released. September 2015: APUS announced they’ve netted 250 million users globally for APUS User System and 510 million for APUS User System and APUS series products. At the same time, their market value reached USD 1.5 billion. September 2015: APUS announced their long-term partnership with InMobi and the decision of entry into India market. October 2015: APUS announced their entry into Japanese and Korean market. December 2015: APUS announced their USD 45 million to Indian Mobile Web companies. March 2016: APUS announced they have acquired more than 920 million downloads for APUS series products, including APUS User System, APUS Booster +, APUS Browser, APUS Browser Turbo, APUS Flashlight, etc.
October 2016: Forbes reported the leading position of APUS Group on Google Play store and praised APUS Group for its advanced business model and successful monetization. November 2016: APUS announced a fresh investment of US$44 million in India for its new research and development center and business development office in Gurgaon, startup incubator. List of Android launchers Official website
The 96th Grey Cup was held in Montreal, Quebec at Olympic Stadium on November 23, 2008. The Eastern Division Champion Montreal Alouettes hosted the Western Division Champion Calgary Stampeders; the Stampeders won the game 22–14, with quarterback Henry Burris winning the MVP award. It was the first time Montreal had hosted the Grey Cup since 2001, the first time since the 2002 Grey Cup that the host city played for the Grey Cup, the first time since the 58th Grey Cup in 1970 that the Alouettes and Stampeders had met for the national championship. Hoping to break the record for highest attendance for a Grey Cup game, the organizers expanded Olympic Stadium to 70,000 seats. A crowd of 66,308 attended the game, failing to break the record of 68,318 set in 1977, but good enough to be the second-highest attended Grey Cup game of all time. Montreal has now played host to the four highest-attended Grey Cup games in history; as of the end of the 2017 CFL season, this is the last time a Western-based team has won the Grey Cup in Eastern Canada.
This was the first Grey Cup not to be broadcast on CBC Television since they started broadcasting the Grey Cup in 1952. In Canada, the game was telecast on the cable channel TSN and its French-language sister network RDS. Internationally, both Versus, telecasting in the United States, Canadian Forces Radio and Television, broadcasting to Canadian forces internationally, used the TSN feed and graphics; the game was available in HD on both TSN HD and RDS HD and shown in HD in the United States on Voom HD Networks's WorldSport. It was seen online at ESPN360.com. Much like in 2001, there was a Grey Cup Village at the Dorchester Square. Musical events included Porn Flakes, Kellylee Evans, Rock Story, Véronique Labbé, Guy Bélanger, Take the Boys, White Faze, Marc Parent et Wang Dang Doodle, Angel Forrest, Young Soul, Sylvie Desgroseilliers; the Montreal Canadiens' decision to retire the jersey of Patrick Roy the same weekend caused controversy, as some felt that the hockey team — the city's dominant sports franchise — was trying to take attention away from the Montreal Alouettes and the CFL during their championship game weekend.
The organizers of the 96th Grey Cup hoped to break the 70,000 attendance mark. The current record for highest attendance was set at the 1977 Grey Cup at the Big O in Montreal; the attendance was reported at 66,308 during the TSN broadcast of the game. In so doing, the 2008 game displaced the 2001 Grey Cup, for second-best attendance. Tickets were priced from $84 in the balcony to $274 in the platinum section. Tickets had three pre-sale days, one during the 95th Grey Cup, one in December and one during Super Bowl XLII. Regular tickets went on sale in March 2008. Calgary Stampeders - TDs, Brett Ralph. DeAngelis. Montreal Alouettes - TDs, Avon Cobourne. Duval. First Quarter MTL – FG Duval 14-yard field goal Second Quarter CGY – FG DeAngelis 44-yard field goal MTL – TD Cobourne 16-yard run MTL – FG Duval 19-yard field goal CGY – TD Ralph 20-yard pass from Burris Third Quarter CGY – FG DeAngelis 12-yard field goal MTL – Single Duval 63-yard kick went out-of-bounds 9 yards deep in end zone CGY – FG DeAngelis 21-yard field goal Fourth Quarter CGY – FG DeAngelis 30-yard field goal CGY – FG DeAngelis 50-yard field goal Calgary quarterback, Henry Burris threw for 328 yards and one touchdown, leading all rushers with 79 yards, while kicker Sandro DeAngelis kicked five field goals as the Calgary Stampeders rallied for a 22-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes to win the Grey Cup, in front of the 66,305 Montreal faithful at Olympic Stadium.
For his efforts, Henry Burris was named the game's Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player, while kicker Sandro DeAngelis kicked five field goals, connecting from 44, 12, 21, 30 and 50 yards out and took home the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian honours. The game got off to a slow start with a Damon Duval 14 yard chip shot field goal for Montreal representing all the scoring in the first quarter; the drive was highlighted by a 55-yard completion from Alouettes' quarterback Anthony Calvillo to Jamel Richardson. Sandro DeAngelis answered back in the second quarter with a 44-yard field goal to put the Calgary Stampeders back on terms at 3-3. However, the Montreal Alouettes responded when Montreal linebacker, Reggie Hunt intercepted a Henry Burris pass, giving the Alouettes the ball near midfield; the Alouettes offence drove the ball deep into Calgary territory before running back, Avon Cobourne scored the game's first touchdown in the second quarter on a 16-yard run. Special teams standout Larry Taylor gave the Alouettes great field position again with a 42-yard punt return.
Duval again stepped in and made good on his 19-yard attempt to extend the Montreal lead to 13-3. With momentum on the home team's side, the Calgary Stampeders responded late in the first half when Henry Burris threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brett Ralph, cutting the Montreal lead to 13-10 heading into halftime and taking momentum away from Montreal. In the second half of the game, it was all Calgary Stampeders. In the third quarter, Sandro DeAngelis kicked his second field goal of the game to tie the game 13-13. Montreal took a 14-13 lead after Damon Duval added a punt single, but, all the offence that Montreal was able to muster in the second half of the game. On Calgary's next possession, Henry Burris put together a 75-yard drive, including runs of 14 and 29 yards for first downs, which led to a short field goal kick from DeAngelis to give Calgary a 16-14 lead. Montreal's offence started to threaten, but th
In Japan, the governor is the highest ranking executive of a prefecture. The governor is directly elected for a four-year term. Governors are subject to recall referenda. In each prefecture, between one and four vice governors are appointed by the governor with the approval of the prefectural assembly. In the case of death, disability, or resignation of the governor, one of the vice governors becomes either governor or acting governor. “On 7 January 1989, upon the demise of Emperor Hirohito, His Majesty Emperor Akihito acceded to the throne as the 125th Emperor of Japan. The Ceremony of Enthronement was held at the Imperial Palace on 12 November 1990. From abroad, representatives of 158 countries, including Monarchs and Heads of State, of two international organizations attended the ceremony; as stated in the Constitution of Japan, the Emperor is "the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people" and derives his position from "the will of the people with whom resides sovereign power”. Akihito, the emperor of Tokyo, is responsible for several times the population as other emperors of separate prefectures are.
Tokyo, world-known for its production abilities, puts 86-year-old emperor Akihito in a precarious position. Emperor Akihito answers only to the prime minister of Japan, is referred to as the second-in-command of all of Japan. While the other emperors of the prefectures do not hold a lower/higher rank than Akihito, given the responsibilities that Akihito faces, he is seen as a figurehead. “In 2006, more than 15 percent of the nation’s private-sector employees were working in Tokyo. That year, more than 18 percent of all domestic private companies had their head offices in Tokyo and 72.2 percent of foreign companies had offices in the capital”. With this information in mind, it is easy to see just how much responsibility is placed on the emperor of Tokyo. A small glimpse into the responsibilities of Tokyo’s governor: “By law, the governor is in charge of submitting bills to the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly and executing budgets and imposing and collecting local taxes, among other duties; every year, the Tokyo governor receives 200 requests for meetings from state governors and mayors from around the world, although less than half of them are accepted, according to Jin.
State guests and other foreign VIPs pay courtesy calls on the governor, who to them has a higher profile than Japan’s short-lived Cabinet ministers, Jin said. On visits to the U. S. and other countries, the governor is treated on a par with a Diet speaker or foreign minister, Jin said”. List of governors of Japan 2. Japan Times.. The Second-Most Powerful Job. Retrieved June 20TH, 2019, from https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/02/08/reference/the-second-most-powerful-job/#. XTtLuOgzYuV. 3. The Imperial Household Agency.. Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress. Retrieved June 22ND, 2019, from http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-about/activity/activity01.html