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Democratic Party of Armenia

The Democratic Party of Armenia is a democratic socialist political party in Armenia. It is a left-wing political party, established in 1991 by Aram Gaspar Sargsyan, the last secretary of the Soviet-era Communist Party of Armenia when the party ruled the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1920 until 1990. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the Armenian SSR, the ruling Communist Party of Armenia had fallen into great disfavor, its running secretary Aram Gaspar Sargsyan dissolved the party and established the Armenian Democratic Party, assigning Sargsyan himself as the first secretary of the new party. The Armenian Democratic Party has never been part of the government in the new Republic of Armenia. However, Sargsyan was a member of Parliament from 2003 to 2007; the party did not gain representation in the National Assembly following the 2007 Armenian parliamentary election because it failed to pass the 5% minimum threshold for parliamentary representation. Prior to the 2013 Armenian presidential election, the party endorsed Serzh Sargsyan.

The party decided not to participate in the 2018 Armenian parliamentary election. In June 2019, representatives of the Democratic Party of Armenia held a meeting with President Armen Sarkissian, views on domestic and foreign policy issues of Armenia were exchanged. Armenian Communist elements headed by Ruben Tovmasyan, the loyal elite of the party unfavorable to Sargsyan's move to dissolve the traditional Communist Party of Armenia, founded in turn, a new Armenian Communist Party in 1991, to continue the communist banner in the new Armenian Republic; the party has not had any representation in the National Assembly since 2003. Politics of Armenia Programs of political parties in Armenia Democratic Party of Armenia

Project Tiger

Project Tiger is a tiger conservation programme launched in April 1973 by the Government of India during Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's tenure. Kailash Sankhala was the first director of Project Tiger; the project aims at ensuring a viable population of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats, protecting them from extinction, preserving areas of biological importance as a natural heritage forever represented as close as possible the diversity of ecosystems across the distribution of tigers in the country. The project's task force visualized these tiger reserves as breeding nuclei, from which surplus animals would migrate to adjacent forests. Funds and commitment were mastered to support the intensive program of habitat protection and rehabilitation under the project; the government has set up a Tiger Protection Force to combat poachers and funded relocation of villagers to minimize human-tiger conflicts. During the tiger census of 2006, a new methodology was used extrapolating site-specific densities of tigers, their co-predators and prey derived from camera trap and sign surveys using GIS.

Based on the result of these surveys, the total tiger population was estimated at 1,411 individuals ranging from 1,165 to 1,657 adult and sub-adult tigers of more than 1.5 years of age. Owing to the project, the number of tigers increased to 2,226 as per the census report released in 2015. State surveys have reported a significant increase in the tiger population, estimated at around 3,000 during the 2018 count. Project Tiger's main aims are to: reduce factors that lead to the depletion of tiger habitats and to mitigate them by suitable management; the damages done to the habitat shall be rectified so to facilitate the recovery of the ecosystem to the maximum possible extent. Ensure a viable tiger population for economic, cultural and ecological values; the monitoring system M-STrIPES was developed to assist protection of tiger habitats. It maps patrol routes and allows forest guards to enter sightings and changes when patrolling, it generates protocols based on these data. Project Tiger was administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority.

The overall administration of the project is monitored by a steering committee, headed by a director. A field director is appointed for each reserve, assisted by a group of field and technical personnel. Shivalik-Terai Conservation Unit North-East Conservation Unit Sunderbans Conservation Unit Western Ghats Conservation Unit Eastern Ghats Conservation Unit Central India Conservation Unit Sariska Conservation Unit Kaziranga Conservation UnitThe various tiger reserves were created in the country based on the'core-buffer' strategy: Core area: the core areas are free of all human activities, it has the legal status of a national wildlife sanctuary. It is kept free of biotic disturbances and forestry operations like collection of minor forest produce and other human disturbances are not allowed within. Buffer areas: the buffer areas are subjected to'conservation-oriented land use', they comprise non-forest land. It is a multi-purpose use area with twin objectives of providing habitat supplement to spillover population of wild animals from core conservation unit and to provide site specific co-developmental inputs to surrounding villages for relieving their impact on core area.

The important thrust areas for the Plan period are: Stepped up protection/networking surveillance. Voluntary relocation of people from core/critical tiger habitat to provide inviolate space for tiger. Use of information technology in wildlife crime prevention. Addressing human wildlife conflicts. Capacity building of frontier personnel. Developing a national respiratory of camera trap tiger photographs with IDs. Strengthening the regional offices of the NTCA. Declaring and consolidating new tiger reserves. Foresting awareness for eliciting new tiger reserves. Foresting Research. For each tiger reserve, management plans were drawn up based on the following principles: Elimination of all forms of human exploitation and biotic disturbance from the core area and rationalization of activities in the buffer zone Restricting the habitat management only to repair the damages done to the ecosystem by human and other interferences so as to facilitate recovery of the ecosystem to its natural state Monitoring the faunal and floral changes over time and carrying out research about wildlife By the late 1980s, the initial nine reserves covering an area of 9,115 square kilometers had been increased to 15 reserves covering an area of 24,700 km2.

More than 1100 tigers were estimated to inhabit the reserves by 1984. By 1997, 23 tiger reserves encompassed an area of 33,000 km2, but the fate of tiger habitat outside the reserves was precarious, due to pressure on habitat, incessant poaching and large-scale development projects such as dams and mines. Wireless communication systems and outstation patrol camps have been developed within the tiger reserves, due to which poaching has declined considerably. Fire protection is done by suitable preventive and control measures. Voluntary Village relocation has been done in many reserves from the core area. Live stock grazing has been controlled to a great extent in the tiger reserves. Various compensatory developmental works have improved the water regime and the ground and field level vegetation, thereby increasing the animal density. Research data pertaining to vegetation changes are available from many reserves. Future plans include use of advanced information and communication technology in wildlife protection and crime management in tiger reserves, GIS based digitized database development and dev

1982 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1982 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on 13 June 1982. It was the eighth race of the 1982 Formula One World Championship; this was the first Canadian Grand Prix to be held in June, the organisers having moved the race from the autumn to allow for warmer weather. The 70-lap race was won by Nelson Piquet, driving a Brabham-BMW, it was the first Formula One victory for a BMW-engined car, but the only victory of the season for defending Drivers' Champion Piquet. Team-mate Riccardo Patrese finished second in an older Brabham-Ford, with John Watson third in a McLaren-Ford; the race was marred by the death of Italian driver Riccardo Paletti, in only his second F1 race start. At the start, the lights took an unusually long time to turn to green. During this time, Didier Pironi, who had the pole position, stalled the engine of his Ferrari. Pironi lifted his hand to signal the problem just as the lights switched to green, too late to abort the start; the other cars swerved across the track.

Raul Boesel just clipped the back left of the Ferrari, spinning his March into the path of Eliseo Salazar and Jochen Mass. Salazar and Mass suffered minor impacts but it looked as if everyone had passed the Ferrari without serious consequences. However, Paletti could not react in time and slammed into the rear of the stranded Ferrari at 180 km/h, catapulting it into the path of Geoff Lees; the Osella's nose was crushed in severely. Due to the force of the severe impact, Paletti sustained heavy chest injuries and was lying unconscious in his car, wedged against the steering wheel. Didier Pironi and Sid Watkins, the FIA's head doctor, were on the scene to stabilise and assist Paletti; as Watkins climbed over the wreckage of the Osella, the petrol from the fuel tank ignited, enveloping the car in a wall of fire. When the fire was put out, the injured Paletti was without a pulse, it took the rescue workers 25 minutes to cut him out safely from his wrecked car, as the sparks caused by the cutting equipment threatened to re-ignite the petrol on the track.

He was flown by a medical helicopter to the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he died soon after arriving. His mother was watching from the stands, where they were to celebrate his 24th birthday that week. Paletti suffered a torn aorta as well as fractures to both legs. According to track doctor Dr. Jacques Bouchard his pupils were dilated when medical personnel arrived and that the extended extraction time made no difference to his chances of survival. Paletti was the last driver to be killed during a Formula One race weekend until Roland Ratzenberger at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the last to die in a Formula One car until Elio de Angelis lost his life while testing for Brabham at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France in 1986. Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings

Hina Sugita

Hina Sugita is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan women's national football team. Sugita was born in Kitakyushu on January 31, 1997. After graduating from high school, she joined L. League club INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2015, she debuted as midfielder in 2015. She was selected Best Young player award in 2016 season. In September 2012, when Sugita was 15 years old, she was selected Japan U-17 national team for 2012 U-17 Women's World Cup, she played all 4 scored 2 goals. In 2013, she played at 2013 AFC U-16 Women's Championship and Japan won the champions for 2 championship in a row, she scored 6 goals and was selected MVP award. In 2014, she was selected U-17 Japan for 2014 U-17 Women's World Cup, she played 5 scored 5 goals. Japan won the champions first time, she was selected Golden Ball award. In November 2016, she was selected Japan U-20 national team for 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup, she played all 6 matches and Japan won the 3rd place. She was selected Golden Ball award. On August 2, 2018, Sugita debuted for Japan national team as substitute midfielder from the 72nd minute against Australia.

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Peggy Hayama

Peggy Hayama born Shigeko Mori was a Japanese singer. Born Shigeko Mori in Yotsuya, Hayama attended Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School, where she was discovered while singing jazz, she debuted at the age of 18 in 1952, two years entered the Kohaku Uta Gassen for the first time. Hayama was known for singing the Japanese-language version of "Do-Re-Mi", a show tune from The Sound of Music placed on the Nihon no Uta Hyakusen in 2007, she lent her voice to Japanese dubs of Disney films and released a Japanese cover of "The Wedding" under its original title "La Novia". Hayama's famous Japanese songs included "Having Left Tosa", "School Days", "Shimabara Lullaby", her last performance was held in March 2017, at a memorial concert for Fubuki Koshiji. Hayama was honored by the Ministry of Education in 1993 for her contributions to fine arts in Japan. Two years she received the Medal with Purple Ribbon. In 2004, Hayama was awarded an Order of the Rising Sun, fourth class, she became the first chairwoman of the Japanese Singers Association in 2007, served until 2010.

Hayama was married to Jun Negami from 1965 until his death in 2005. She died at the age of 83 after being hospitalized in Tokyo due to pneumonia. Peggy Hayama on IMDb Peggy Hayama discography at Discogs Peggy Hayama at AllMusic Peggy Hayama at Find a Grave