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Date palm

Phoenix dactylifera known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Although its exact place of origin is uncertain because of long cultivation, it originated from the Fertile Crescent region straddling between Egypt and Mesopotamia; the species is cultivated across Northern Africa, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and South Asia, is naturalized in many tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. P. dactylifera is the type species of genus Phoenix, which contains 12–19 species of wild date palms, is the major source of commercial production. Date trees reach about 21–23 metres in height, growing singly or forming a clump with several stems from a single root system. Date fruits are oval-cylindrical, 3 to 7 centimetres long, about 2.5 centimetres in diameter, ranging from bright red to bright yellow in colour, depending on variety. They are sweet, containing about 75 percent of sugar when dried. Dates have been the Indus Valley for thousands of years.

There is archaeological evidence of date cultivation in Arabia from the 6th millennium BCE. The total annual world production of dates amounts to 8.5 million metric tons, countries of the Middle East and North Africa being the largest producers. The species name dactylifera "date-bearing" comes from the Greek words daktylos, which means "date", fero, which means "I bear"; the fruit is known as a date. The fruit's English name, as well as the Latin both come from the Greek word for "finger", dáktulos, because of the fruit's elongated shape. Fossil records show. Dates have been the Indus Valley for thousands of years, they are believed to have originated around. There is archaeological evidence of date cultivation in Mehrgarh around 7000 BCE, a Neolithic civilization in what is now western Pakistan, in eastern Arabia between 5530 and 5320 calBC. and have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt. The ancient Egyptians used the fruits to make date wine, ate them at harvest.

Evidence of cultivation is continually found throughout civilizations in the Indus Valley, including the Harappan period of 2600 to 1900 BCE. The ancient Hebrews made the fruit into wine, vinegar and cakes using the fruit stones to fatten livestock and the wood to make utensils. In Ancient Rome the palm fronds used in triumphal processions to symbolize victory were most those of Phoenix dactylifera; the date palm was a popular garden plant in Roman peristyle gardens, though it would not bear fruit in the more temperate climate of Italy. It is recognizable in frescoes from Pompeii and elsewhere in Italy, including a garden scene from the House of the Wedding of Alexander. In times, traders spread dates around South West Asia, northern Africa, Spain. Dates were introduced into Mexico and California by the Spaniards in 1765, around Mission San Ignacio. A date palm cultivar what used to be called Judean date palm, is renowned for its long-lived orthodox seed, which sprouted after accidental storage for 2000 years.

The upper survival time limit of properly stored. A genomic study from New York University Abu Dhabi Center for Genomics and Systems Biology showed that domesticated date palm varieties from North Africa, including well-known varieties such as Medjool and Deglet Nour, are a hybrid between Middle East date palms and the Cretan wild palm P. theophrasti. Date palms appear in the archaeological record in North Africa about 2,800 years ago, suggesting that the hybrid was spread by the Minoans or Phoenicians. Date trees reach about 21–23 metres in height, growing singly or forming a clump with several stems from a single root system; the leaves are 4–6 metres long, with spines on the petiole, pinnate, with about 150 leaflets. The leaflets are 2 cm wide; the full span of the crown ranges from 6–10 m. The date palm is dioecious, having separate female plants, they can be grown from seed, but only 50% of seedlings will be female and hence fruit bearing, dates from seedling plants are smaller and of poorer quality.

Most commercial plantations thus use cuttings of cropping cultivars. Plants grown from cuttings will fruit 2–3 years earlier than seedling plants. Dates are wind pollinated, but in both traditional oasis horticulture and in the modern commercial orchards they are pollinated manually. Natural pollination occurs with about an equal number of female plants. However, with assistance, one male can pollinate up to 100 females. Since the males are of value only as pollinators, this allows the growers to use their resources for many more fruit-producing female plants; some growers do not maintain any male plants, as male flowers become available at local markets at pollination time. Manual pollination is done by use of a wind machine. In some areas such as Iraq the pollinator climbs the tree using a special climbing tool that wraps around the tree trunk and the climber's back to keep him attached to the trunk while climbing. Date fruits are oval-cylindrical, 3–7 cm long, 2–3 cm diameter, when ripe, range from bright red to bright yellow in colour, depending on variety.

Dates contain a single stone about 2 -- 6 -- 8 mm thick. Three main cultivar groups of date exist: soft (e.g.'Barhee','Halawy','Kh

Sagar Pawan

Sagar Pawan is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Indian Navy's Aviation Arm. It is one of the only two naval aerobatic teams in the world, the other being the Blue Angels of the US Navy; the team uses four Hindustan Aeronautics HJT-16 Kiran Mk.2 trainer aircraft, is based at the Naval Air Station INS Hansa in Dabolim, Southern India. The colour scheme used by the aircraft is dark blue on white; the team started training for aerobatics in late 2001. The Squadron Commander of INAS 551 was Cdr J. S. Tewatia; the work-up at that time was, informal. The drive gained formal momentum in the latter half of 2002; the paint scheme of the aircraft was changed to the current one and the aircraft were modified for smoke emission with the inboard stations modified for carriage of kerosene tanks mixed with colour dyes. The Team was called as Sagar Kiran and it is under this name that the team made its formal inaugural debut display in Kochi, India on 11 May 2003 for the Golden Jubilee of the Indian Naval Aviation.

The founding Leader of the Team was Cdr. Surendra Ahuja; the formation of the team gave the Indian Naval Air Squadron 551 a new role. The squadron had on some occasions in the past attempted to set up an aerobatic team and but the attempts were informal and were not sustained for long enough to assume any significant formality; the other members of the inaugural team in 2003 were Lt. Cdr. Yogesh Garud and Lt. Cdr. N. Thiagarajan; the team's name was changed to the present name of Sagar Pawan. The new name was selected from among a few others that were suggested by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Arun Prakash; the team is referred to as INSPAT - Indian Navy Sagar Pawan Aerobatic Team or SPAT. Since the other team leaders have been Cdr. Sameer Mehra, Cdr. Yogesh Garud and Cdr. Satyen Vartak; the team is led by Cdr Yashwant Hemant Karkare. Since inception the Team has performed in Kochi, Mumbai, Lonavala and a number of other locations as at their home location in Goa.

They have performed for the International Film Festival of India. The team members use every opportunity to interact with their Air Force counterparts, Surya Kirans, who fly the same aircraft, the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows who have performed in Goa on a couple of occasions. INAS 551 was awarded the Chief of the Naval Staff's Unit Citation for its contribution to the Navy as a training squadron and for its contribution in setting up an aerobatic team. On 3 March 2010, an aircraft of the Sagar Pawan team crashed in Hyderabad while performing in an airshow. Pilot Commander Suresh Kumar Maurya and co-pilot Lt Cdr Rahul Nair were killed in the crash. Surya Kiran Sarang Video of Sagar Pawan performing in Mumbai. Image of the team performing

Midnight Delight (film)

Midnight Delight is an American absurdist anthology film written and directed by Rohit Gupta. It is composed of nine vignettes of characters at a smoking lounge and their antics with people they have never met before, it stars an ensemble cast and produced by Gupta and Saumin Mehta under the production company Dot and Feather Entertainment. The film is the second feature directed by Gupta, best known for Life! Camera Action... and Another Day Another Life. Midnight Delight premiered at the Cannabis Film Festival in Garberville, Humboldt County, where it won the "Judges Choice film of the festival" award followed by garnering various accolades and acclaim at several international film festivals; the film is considered part of the mumblecore movement. It was released on July 21, 2016, via video on demand on various platforms including iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, Hoopla, Microsoft Movies & TV, Xbox. Midnight Delight is noted for its realism and narrative style. On October 31, 2016 the film premiered at The Cannabis College in Netherlands.

Midnight Delight is an American anthology film set in a smoking lounge. It features nine vignettes of comedy and reality that follows strangers in high spirits, crossing paths during nights of exploration; these curious visitors reflect on daily existence, societal curiosities, along the way demystify the status quo conversing about various topics. Discussion includes topics varying from “why do we talk” to “what do models eat”, “if water makes us fat”, to “if dolphins could be the reason for the inception of the entire universe or its destruction” moving to hats, maths, working out at the gym, dating games and health supplements. Vignettes composition as follows: Features Michael Laguerre, John Crann. Features Dipti Mehta, Rachel Myers. Features Shaheed Woods, Michele Ann Suttile. Features Adit Dileep, Sofia Siva Features Michael Laguerre, John Crann. Features Bill McCrea, Maggie Alexander Features Michael Laguerre, John Crann. Features Joshua E. Features Michael Laguerre, Alexandra Hellquist as an aspiring actress.

Shaheed Woods Alexandra Hellquist Dipti Mehta Michael Laguerre John Crann Maggie Alexander Michele Suttile Rachel Myers Michael Lester Bill E. McCrea Adit Dileep Sofia Sivan Midnight Delight has been shot as an improvisatory movie with minimalist techniques and only few pages of treatment for a script. Instead of a script, the actors received outlines, which covered the plot points and were told what had to happen, it is considered part of the mumblecore movement. The first official poster and teaser-trailer was released on the film's Facebook page on February 21, 2015; the extended version of the trailer was released on September 16, 2015. The score for Midnight Delight features two original songs; the film was released on July 2016 through video on demand. The film opened at the Cannabis Film Festival in Humboldt county, California where the jury stated "Watching Midnight Delight is like smoking a cinematic joint". At its Washington State premiere at the Hempapalooza Music & Film Festival it was stated, "Midnight Delight is a pure cinematic aphrodisiac that brings a new and fresh take on cannabis-based movies and culture”.

The film received positive reviews. In his review for The Daily Public, Michael Faust compared Midnight Delight to the film Coffee and Cigarettes directed by Jim Jarmusch, noting an analogy between the former's themes with respect to coffee and cigarettes and the latter's with respect to cannabis, he stated, "Midnight Delight is what Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes might have looked like had his chatting couples been smoking pot instead of tobacco". Faust concluded it is "more likeable than tedious". Eric Fetterman, in his review for Bro Knows Movies delivered a positive review giving the film 4 stars out of 5. Noting Midnight Delight for its realism, he said, "The performances don't feel like performances at all", he further added, "Comprised of 9 vignettes, the result is exhilarating." Fetterman drew comparison of the film's narrative style with Garry Marshall films concluding "Midnight Delight feels like a much better, more surreal Garry Marshall film, all about pot, the amusing encounters of real life strangers".

Daniel Libby of DopeChef was enthusiastic. Libby suggested "Midnight Delight might be called a part stoner comedy, part philosophical dialogue on life. Through a series of vignettes featuring interwoven conversations, the characters have cannabis sessions and real stuff comes out" and that the film has something for everyone: "Viewers are sure to relate to at least one of the various characters or stoner-types. There’s something for everyone in the cannabis community; this movie is sure to delight audiences". Blowup Chicago International Art House Film Festival,'Experimental Einstein award' category, US. Cabo Verde Int. Film Festival 2016,'Best Film' category, Cape Verde. Fantasmagorical Film Festival,'Fantasy Feature', US. Frack Fest Oklahoma City Underground Film Festival, US. Golden Door Film Festival, US Hempapalooza Music & Film Festival, US. Hong Kong Art House Film Festival,'Underground Film', Hong Kong. IChill International Film Festival 2016, Philippines. 21st Indie Gathering int. Film Festival,'Drama-Comedy', US.

Sydney World Film Festival,'Experimental Film', Australia. Clerks Coffee and Cigarettes Garry Marshall films High School Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Kid Cannabis Pineapple Express Super High Me Official website Midnight Delight on IMDb Midnight Delight at Rotten Tomat

Elektafilm

Elektafilm a.s. Elektafilm s.r.o. was a Czechoslovak film production and film distribution company that existed from 1923 to 1951. It produced and distributed silent and since 1930 sound films in Czech and French languages. In the 1930s Elektafilm was the biggest film production company in Czechoslovakia; the most successful Elektafilm-produced film was Gustav Machatý's Ecstasy. Most of its films were shot at rented A-B Ateliers in Vinohrady, Prague in 1920s, Barrandov Studios since 1930. Another Czechoslovak production company Elekta-Journal had no connection to Elektafilm despite the similar name. Elektafilm worked with directors Martin Frič, Svatopluk Innemann, Karel Lamač and Miroslav J. Krňanský. Elektafilm was founded by Josef Auerbach, Julius Schmitt and Jan Reiter as a limited liability company in 1923. In 1926 Elektafilm acquired a production company Vircofilm. In 1928 the company transformed to joint-stock company. In 1930 Elektafilm bought two other Czechoslovak film production companies Slaviafilm and Moldaviafilm.

In 1932 Auerbach acquired 100% of shares of Elektafilm. He sold Moldaviafilm in 1934. In 1939 Auerbach moved to New York through Brazil because of the political situtation in Europe. During the war years the company was taken over by the Germans and produced films for UFA GmbH. In 1945 the company was nationalized and disolved in 1951. Josef Auerbach's effort to get the company back were not successful. In USA he went in real estate and popcorn business he worked with The Mirisch Company. In the 1930s Elektafilm was co-producing their multi-language movies with French Gaumont Film Company, German Sonorfilm and Ondra-Lamač-Film or Austrian DonauFilm. Norbert Auerbach: Z Barrandova do Hollywoodu, 2006, Prague: Mladá fronta ISBN 80-204-1558-0

1995–96 Combined Counties Football League

The 1995–96 Combined Counties Football League season was the 18th in the history of the Combined Counties Football League, a football competition in England, which operates at levels 9–10 of the English football league system. The league was won by Ashford Town for the second time defending their championship win the previous season; the league was increased from 18 clubs to 22 after four new clubs joined: Feltham, joining from the Isthmian League after resigning and changing their name from Feltham & Hounslow Borough F. C. Raynes Park Vale, a merger between Raynes Park F. C. of the Surrey County Premier League and Malden Vale F. C. of the Isthmian League. Malden Vale had been members of the Combined Counties League before, having left in 1989. Reading Town, joining from the Chiltonian League. Walton Casuals. Combined Counties League Official Site

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a public technical college in Conway, South Carolina. It is a part of the South Carolina Technical College System. HGTC is the fourth largest technical college in the state, offers over 65 degree and certificate programs in Golf & Sports Turf Technology, Arts & Science, Engineering & Industrial Technology, Health Science, Information/Computer Technology, Public Service Technology. Tourism programs that have been added help the local economy. 90 percent of graduates stay in the area. HGTC has three campuses. In addition to the main campus on U. S. 501 next to Coastal Carolina University in Conway, the school has campuses in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. Students can take classes online; the Conway campus has 13 buildings on 50 acres. The Grand Strand Campus Conference and Business Center near The Market Common has meeting space that includes the Thomas C. Maeser Auditorium, a 3,650-square-foot ballroom. In 1961, the Technical Education System in South Carolina began.

In 1963, the South Carolina General Assembly created the Horry-Georgetown Commission for Technical Education. Horry-Marion-Georgetown Technical Education Center began with 123 students in 1966. In 1975, the name changed to Horry-Georgetown Technical College as a result of growth and changed emphasis. Horry-Georgetown Technical College now serves Horry and Georgetown Counties, while Marion County is served by Florence-Darlington Technical College. In 2000, as buildings were torn down at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, HGTC claimed the Officers Club and Non-Commissioned Officers Club; the former base hospital became the Dr. Robert E. Speir Jr. Health Education Center on the Myrtle Beach campus, which held its grand opening July 11, 2008. In 2009, HGTC announced; the $7.4 million facility was complete when Myrtle Beach City Council toured it May 8, 2012. On June 15, 2012, the dedication of the Fred Fore Wildlife Pavilion was held at the Georgetown campus. Fore served as president of Florence-Darlington Technical College for 29 years, his wife Marilyn Fore, the current HGTC President, worked to develop the pavilion as a forestry classroom.

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