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Delta State

Delta State is an oil and agricultural producing state in Nigeria. It is situated in the region known as the South-South geo-political zone with a population of 4,112,445; the capital city is Asaba, located at the northern end of the state, with an estimated area of 762 square kilometres, while Warri is the economic nerve center of the state and the most populated. It is located in the southern end of the state; the state has a total land area of 16,842 square kilometres. The state covers a landmass of about 18,050 km ²; the state lies between Longitude 5°00 and 6°.45' East and Latitude 5°00 and 6°.30' North. It is geographically located in Nigeria's Midwest, bounded in the north and west by Edo State, the east by Anambra and Rivers States, southeast by Bayelsa State, on the southern extreme is the Bight of Benin which covers about 160 kilometres of the state's coastline. Delta State is low-lying without remarkable hills; the state has a wide coastal belt inter-lace with rivulets and streams, which form part of the Niger River Delta.

Delta State was defined out of the former Bendel State on 27 August 1991. The state was actualized following agitations for the realization of a separate distinct state by the peoples of the old Delta Province. There was yet another state request proposed as "Niger State" comprising the Asaba and Aboh divisions of the old Midwest region; the Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, recognized Delta state but chose "Asaba" a prominent town within the "Northwestern lower Niger" as capital city; the proposed capital was a virgin land in the heart of the two constituent divisions that constitutes the Northwestern lower Niger. Delta state was once integrated in the Mid Western state from 1963 to 1976 and Bendel state, from 1976 to 1991; the name "Bendel" coined from the old Benin and Delta Provinces of Western Region-Delta to reflect the integration of Benin and Delta provinces. Delta State is predominantly inhabited by the Edoid Urhobo-Isoko; the population of other groups in the state are negligible.

The Edoid Urhobo-Isoko are the most predominant people inhabiting the state and are more than 3 million people. The Igbo populating Delta State and Onitsha or nearby are referred to as people of the good land and reside throughout the state because of trade; the Itsekiri speak a language closely related to Yoruba but have been culturally influenced by the Edo from neighbouring Edo state, as well as the Urhobo and Portuguese. The Izon are a group of people related to the predominant people of neighbouring Bayelsa State while the Olukumi are becoming culturally and linguistically extinct due to acculturation and assimilation; the vast majority of inhabitants are Christian, with few practicing Traditional Religion. Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi, a member of the People's Democratic Party, was elected Governor and chief executive of Delta State in April 2015, his deputy is Barr. Kingsley Otuaro; the state has three National Senatorial Districts. In 2011 and 2013, the elected senators were James Manager, Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Aguariavwodo who replaced Pius Ewherido who died in 2013 at National Hospital, Abuja.

In 2015, Chief Ighoyeta Amori was elected Senator of Delta Central but his election was annulled and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege sworn in as Senator of Delta Central, James Manager retained his position and Chief Peter Nwaoboshi was elected Senator of Delta North. The Executive and Judicial Chambers are housed in Asaba with a government house annex in Warri. Ifeanyi Okowa - 29 May, 2015 to date Emmanuel Uduaghan - 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015 James Ibori - 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007 Walter Feghabo - 12 August 1998 to 29 May 1999 John Dungs - 22 August 1996 to 12 August 1998 Ibrahim Kefas - 26 September 1994 to 22 August 1996 Bassey Asuquo - 10 December 1993 to 26 September 1994 Abdulkadir Shehu - 17 November 1993 - 10 December 1993 Luke Chijiuba Ochulor - 28 August 1991 - January 1992 Felix Ibru - January 1992 - November 1993 Delta State consists of 25 Local Government Areas: Languages of Delta State listed by LGA: There are various solid mineral deposits within the state - industrial clay, lignite, tar sand, decorative rocks, etc.

These are raw materials for industries such as brick making, bottle manufacturing, glass manufacturing, chemical/insulators production, chalk manufacturing and sanitary wares, decorative stone cutting and quarrying. But these minerals are under-utilized. Delta state has huge deposits of crude oil and is one of the largest producers of petroleum products in Nigeria. Sales of petroleum products is. Delta state has one of the highest numbers of tertiary institutions in any Nigerian state; this is a product of the people's thirst for knowledge and academic work. Some of these institutions are: Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Delta State University Delta State Polytechnics The Film and Broadcast Academy, Ozoro College of Education. Federal College of Education Technical, Asaba College of Education, Mosogar Delta State College of Health Technology, Ughelli Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun Western Delta University, Oghara Novena University, Ogume-Amai National Open University of Nigeria (three study centres, one at Asaba, one

William Freer Bale

William Freer Bale and educator, held key positions in the Atomic Energy Project at the University of Rochester. Pioneer in the study of radon exposure to miners. William Freer Bale, son of R. O. Bale was awarded a scholarship to Cornell University from Odessa, Schuyler County, New York after passing an examination. Bale graduated from Cornell in 1932. In 1936 he completed his Ph. D. dissertation at the University of Rochester. The Atomic Energy Project at the University of Rochester was a graduate teaching program. Stafford L. Warren directed the Department of Radiology and the project had three divisions. Bale headed the Radiology and Biophysics division that worked on radioactive materials—for example, radon and polonium. James Newell Stannard was responsible for 2 sections, the Radiation Toxicology section and the Radioautography section. Harold Hodge headed the Pharmacology and Toxicology division that focused on Uranium including inhalation studies. Joe W. Howland, M. D. headed the Medical Services division.

Herbert Mermagen worked in the Medical Physics section as a radiological physicist, known today as a health physicist. Bale performed research in X-ray diffraction of bone tissue. At Rochester responsible for development of dipping type counter tube for the determination of radioactivity in solutions. Responsible for the coordination of radioactive tracer research at Rochester and during World War II worked with the Manhattan Project performing uranium toxicology studies. At Rochester, Bale worked with George Hoyt Whipple; the discoveries of artificial radioactivity by Joliot-Curie and Fermi and the invention of the cyclotron by Ernest O. Lawrence with its capability of producing useful amounts of radioactive iron permitted Whipple, Paul F. Hahn, Bale in 1937 to begin an examination of the nature of iron absorption and utilization. In 1951 upon retirement from the University of Rochester, Bale became a Consultant in the Division of Biology and Medicine, Biophysics Branch, for the Atomic Energy Commission.

As early as the 1920s, German scientists were proposing that radon was the cause of the great excess of lung cancers. Data from this research was collected during autopsies. From the 1820s to 1920s over 400 mine workers from a particular region were found to have died of `lung cancer` separate from other causes of death. With collective evidence, it was not until the 1950s, thanks in part to W. F. Bale, that it was accepted by researchers that radon was the major cause of radiation damage to lung tissue in mine workers. Discovered, was that tin and uranium miners experience much higher levels of radon than coal miners. Dr. Bale was the contact person at the University of Rochester for correspondence between Rochester and the Los Alamos Laboratory pertaining to the human plutonium study. Bale was involved in the experiments that injected plutonium into human research subjects or ‘patients’; the human subjects were informed. The patients were told that the radioactive material had the potential to be hazardous in large doses but that the patients would receive small amounts that were not believed to be of any significant risk.

Again, the emphasis was placed on the importance to the war effort. Bale were eager to cooperate. Among those involved included: Albert Frenkel, Dorraine Leake, Helen Van Alstine, Nat Cedars. Reviewer, Cancer Research Journal Sigma Xi member Speaker, 112th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, American Association for the Advancement of Science, March 1946 Speaker, 1947 Meeting, National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Blood Protein Studies with Labeled Elements. Speaker, Conference on the Use of Radioactive Isotopes as Tracers and Therapeutic Agents, Vanderbilt University Apparatus for the Rapid Determination of β‐Ray Activity in Solutions Radioactive iron and its metabolism in anemia, its absorption and utilization A Combined Voltage Regulating and Quenching Circuit for the Geiger‐Müller Counter Radiation dosage to lungs from radon and its daughter products and Shapiro. William F. Bale, X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF THE STRUCTURE OF BONE AND TOOTH SUBSTANCE, University of Rochester, Ph.

D. Dissertation. O'Connor, S. W.. "Accessibility of circulating immunoglobulin G to the extravascular compartment of solid rat tumors". Cancer Res. 44: 3719–23. PMID 6744289. Contreras, M. A.. L.. "Iodine monochloride iodination techniques". Meth. Enzymol. 92: 277–92. Doi:10.1016/0076-687992025-6. Bale, W. F.. "Factors influencing localization of labeled antibodies in tumors". Cancer Res. 40: 2965–72. PMID 7397692. Helmkamp, R. W.. "The determination of 210Po and 210Bi in human urine by direct extraction on nickel". Int J Appl Radiat Isot. 30: 237–46. Doi:10.1016/0020-708X90065-6. PMID 447425. Izzo, M. J.. "Localization in rat skin transplants of purified 125I-labeled xenogeneic histocompatibility antibody". Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 154: 184–7. Doi:10.3181/00379727-154-39633. PMID 320599. Izzo, M. J.. "Preferential localization and rate of loss of labeled alloantibody from rat tumors and skin transplants carrying the corresponding alloantigen". Cancer Res. 36: 2868–73. PMID 58724. Bale, W. F.. A.. "The determination of 210Po in urine".

Health Phys. 29: 663–71. Doi:10.1097/00004032-197511000-00004. PMID 1193877. Bale, W. F.. (

Toorak Handicap

The Toorak Handicap is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race run as an open handicap race, over a distance of 1,600 metres at Caulfield Racecourse, Australia. The prizemoney is A$500,000; the race is held annually in October on Caulfield Guineas day, the first day of the MRC Spring Carnival. During World War II the race was run at Flemington Racecourse; the G1 1400 metre Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, held three weeks earlier under the same handicap conditions at Caulfield is considered the predominant lead up race. Thoroughbreds which perform well follow up by entering the G1 Emirates Stakes in the Spring Carnival; some of the classier thoroughbreds are successful. 1886–1980 - Toorak Handicap 1981–1984 - The IXL 1985–1989 - The Elders Mile 1990 onwards - Toorak Handicap 1886–1890 - 1 mile 1891 - 1​1⁄8 miles 1892–1971 - 1 mile 1972 onwards - 1600 metres 1886–1978 - Principal Race 1979 onwards - Group 1 Thoroughbreds that have won the Toorak Handicap – Caulfield Cup double: The Trump, Royal Gem, Tobin Bronze, Leilani.

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Miss Mujerzuela

Miss Mujerzuela is the third album of the Venezuelan Latin Rock group Caramelos de Cianuro. Asier Cazalís Alfonso Tosta Luis Barrios Miguel González "El Enano" Asunto Sexual La Llama El Flaco Las Estrellas Veterana Enfermo Lava Blanca Verónica Misteriosa Is it tonight? Las Estrellas Percussion: Mauricio Arcas Keyboards: Oswaldo Rodríguez and Manuel Dizquez Sequences: Oswaldo Rodríguez and Manuel Dizquez Trumpet: José Luis Osuna First Violin: Alejandro Serna Second Violin: Eddie Cordero Viola: Pedro Tosta Cello: Arturo Serna Background Vocals: Ana Valencia, María José Valencia and Mariana Valencia & Vanessa Rodríguez

Edmond Fleg

Edmond Flegenheimer better known as Edmond Fleg, was a Jewish French writer, novelist and playwright of the 20th century. Edmond Flegenheimer was born in Geneva on 26 November 1874, he was the son of Maurice Flegenheimer and Clara Nordmann, was the cousin of Julien Flegenheimer. His family is Alsatian in origin, he attended the Collège de Genève from 1892 studied in Paris, first at the Sorbonne and at the École Normale Supérieure. In 1899 he qualified as a teacher of the German language, he became the best friend of the editor Lucien Moreau one of the leaders of the Action Française. They agreed that Jewish and French nationalisms "traveled in parallel lines", rejected assimilation. During World War One, Fleg joined the French Foreign Legion in order to fight for his adopted country, he won the Croix de Guerre and he was honored in 1937, by being made an officer of the Legion of Honor. From 1904 to 1920 Fleg was a successful playwright, his work was influenced by the disturbances caused by the Dreyfus affair, by his participation in the Third Zionist Congress in Basel and by the reports of pogroms.

Ecoute, Israël appeared between 1913 and 1948, the Anthologie juive from 1923 to 1953. In 1928 F. die. In 1949 he was co-founder of the Amitiés judéo-chrétiennes, his 1960 work Vers le Monde qui vient gave his message of hope with which he wanted to build a bridge to Christianity. Both of Fleg's sons were killed fighting for France in the Second World War. Edmond Fleg died in Paris on 15 October 1963. Edmond Fleg wrote many works in a variety of genres: PoetryHear O Israel, The Lord is our God, The Lord is One, And thou shalt love the Lord. TranslationsHe translated a part of the Bible in French. Opera LibrettistErnest Bloch's Macbeth George Enescu's Œdipe, he was commissioned to write the libretto in 1912, completed a long version within that year

Matthew Forgues

Matthew Forgues known as Matthew Calling Elk, is an American racewalker. Forgues earned gold for the 50 kilometres race walk at the 2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Forgues was born on April 1992 in from Boothbay, Maine, to Linda and Michael Forgues, he began racewalking at seven years old. His older sister Lauren is a racewalker. Forgues attended Boothbay Region High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Goucher College in 2014. While at Goucher, Forgues studied abroad in Santiago, where he ran in the Santiago Marathon. In 2010, Forgues earned a spot on the U. S. junior national racewalk team. In 2011, Forgues came in fourth in NAIA's 5,000-meter championships, he placed fifth in the 50 kilometer race walk at the 2015 USA Outdoor Field Championships. At the 2016 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, he placed fourth, he earned third at the same event in 2017. In September 2017, Forgues won the 40 kilometer racewalk at the National Championships. Forgues earned silver for the 50 kilometres race walk at the 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

In an international competition in Monterrey, Mexico, he came in 8th place. In January 2019, Forgues won his first 50km National title at the 2019 USA 50km Race Walk Championships. Forgues is training for the 2020 Summer Olympics. After college graduation, Forgues taught at Standing Rock Indian Reservation where he resumed racewalking, he is a full-time educator at Whole Foods Market in San Diego. Forgues ran a marathon in New York, he is lactose intolerant