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Dia (software)

Dia is free and open source general-purpose diagramming software, developed by Alexander Larsson. Dia uses a controlled single document interface similar to Inkscape. Dia has a modular design with several shape packages available for different needs: flowchart, network diagrams, circuit diagrams, more, it does not restrict connectors from various categories from being placed together. Dia has special objects to help draw entity-relationship models, Unified Modeling Language diagrams, network diagrams, simple electrical circuits, it is possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of Scalable Vector Graphics to draw the shape. Dia saves diagrams in a custom XML format which is, by default, gzipped to save space, it can print large diagrams spanning multiple pages and can be scripted using the Python programming language. Dia can export diagrams to various formats including the following: EPS SVG DXF CGM WMF PNG JPEG VDX Dia was created by Alexander Larsson but he moved on to work on GNOME and other projects.

James Henstridge took over as the lead developer, but he moved on to other projects. He was followed by Lars Ræder Clausen in turn. Dia is maintained by a group of developers: Hans Breuer, Steffen Macke, Sameer Sahasrabuddhe. Dia is written in C, has an extension system, which supports writing extensions in Python. ATLAS Transformation Language – Dia diagrams may be generated by ATL model transformations List of UML tools List of vector graphics editors Dia Project Homepage Dia for Windows

John Brickell

John Brickell was an early settler of Franklin County, Ohio, abducted by the Lenape Tribe in 1791. For four years, Brickell lived among the Lenape tribe. Brickell was released as a result of the Treaty of Greenville in August 1795. A monument in Columbus, Ohio marks the location of Brickell's cabin. In February 1791, Brickell was alone clearing out a fencerow near his brother's home in Ohio when a member of the local Lenape tribe approached Brickell with a rifle; the man drove him towards Tuscarawas. Brickell did not resist. Brickell suspected something was wrong and attempted to break free from the man's watch, the man caught Brickell before he could escape and threw him to the ground; the Native American man tied both of Brickell's hands together behind his back, they continued walking. After traveling a short distance, they found a man named George Girty, abducted by the Lenape Indians. Girty, who spoke English, told Brickell, "White people have killed Indians, the Indians retaliated, now there is war, you are a prisoner.

You will not be killed if you go peaceably, but if you try to run away, we won't be troubled with you. We will kill you and take your scalp to our town." Brickell went with Girty peacefully. Brickell lived with the natives for four years until the Treaty of Greensville secured his release in 1795. In 1797, Brickell returned to Ohio, became an early settler of Columbus, Ohio, he resided there until his death on July 20, 1844, at age 64. A monument in Columbus, Ohio marks the location of Brickell's cabin; the monument's plaque claims that Brickell was the first inhabitant of Ohio. "UA Archives". "History Of Franklin County". "Ohio History Central". "Scioto Mile. Trover, Rich Barton and Jason Karas." "Brickell Leaves his Indian Father. The Literature Network, Jalic Inc. 2000 - 2015." "History of Franklin County, Ohio 1858. 2007. 24 Sep. 2016

Backyard Farmer

Backyard Farmer is a cooperative television program produced by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension and NET Television. Backyard Farmer, which has run for more than 60 years, airs live Thursday on NET1 at 7 p.m. Central Time from April through September; the program's content is home lawn and gardening information with an emphasis on Nebraska flora and climate considerations. The format consists of a panel of experts from Nebraska Extension, that share information and respond to viewer questions; the structure of the show consists of a host who fields viewer questions about home lawn and gardening as well as flora and fauna native to Nebraska to a panel of four specialists. The four specialists are experts in the fields of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Turf Grass and Weeds. On the show are segments featuring a plant-of-the-week, live plant and pest samples, as well as a "Lightning Round". During the "Lightning Round" the panelists compete to answer as many viewer questions as possible during a 60-second time frame.

During live shows, Backyard Farmer telephone operators field about 200 calls and 100 emails to find good questions for the panel to answer. Most viewer questions revolve around topics including soil preparation, water conservation, organic food production, landscape practices and edible landscapes. Backyard Farmer first aired in 1953 on Lincoln, station KFOR-TV, moving to NET in 1955; the University's KUON-TV station was run out of the basement of the Temple building on campus. Backyard Farmer was the brainchild of Jack McBride. George Round was the Director of University Relations. Jack McBride was the founder of the University of Nebraska Television Department and general manager of the Nebraska ETV Network, which consisted of nine stations. Backyard Farmer was the fourth Nebraska ETV Network program to begin broadcasting on the KUON-TV network. Both George Round and Dwayne Trenkle were the original moderators; the show consisted of four specialists. In the 1960s, Backyard Farmer had the highest rating of any educational broadcast in the United States.

The show claims to be "The longest running locally produced program in television history." Kim Todd, Fred Baxendale, Jim Kalisch, Wayne Ohnesorg, Tom Weissling, Jonathan Larson, Roch Gaussoin, Bill Kreuser, Matt Soucek, Loren Giesler, Amy Timmerman, Kevin Korus, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Killinger, Jeff Culbertson, Kelly Feehan and Dennis Ferraro. Phone Volunteer Gladys Jeurink - 1977–Present Website of Backyard Farmer

Sarmin chemical attack

The Sarmin chemical attack was a chlorine attack that took place on 16 March 2015, in the village of Sarmin in the Idlib Governorate of Syria. On 6 March 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution Resolution 2209, which condemns the use of chlorine as a weapon, threatened to use force if it was used again. At the time of the attack the town was under the control of Ahrar al-Sham; the village was struck by a chemical attack around 22:30 to 23:00 when two "barrel bombs" were dropped by helicopters on the village. One fell on an open field, while the other "fell through the ventilation shaft" of a built house, killing a family of six living in the basement of the house and injuring "dozens more"; the Syrian military has denied the claim. A year-long United Nations and OPCW inquiry found there was sufficient information to conclude that the Syrian Arab Air Force had used "makeshift weapons deployed from helicopters" that contained chlorine on the town of Talmenes in April 2014 and the town of Sarmin in March 2015.

A family of six, including three children under the age of three and their grandmother, died. A doctor in Sarmin said the manner of death indicated a gas chlorine. Use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war

Oregon Channel

The Oregon Channel was a former public affairs television network in the U. S. state of Oregon. It was operated by a consortium consisting of Oregon Public Broadcasting, Southern Oregon Public Television, the Oregon Legislative Assembly, the Oregon University System and the Oregon Public Affairs Network, it was carried on most cable television systems throughout Oregon either on a part-time or full-time basis as well as on the Internet. The station operated 24 hours a day; when the State Legislature was in session live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Oregon State Senate and the Oregon House of Representatives was carried until adjournment sine die. When the legislature was not in session other live gavel-to-gavel programming was carried, including the Oregon Supreme Court, meetings of the Governor and his or her cabinet; when no live gavel-to-gavel meetings were underway, other local or statewide public affairs programming was carried. Officials at the Oregon State Capitol planned to discontinue the broadcast of the Oregon Channel after the 2011 session, concluding that the channel's viewership had dropped too low to justify costs.

Both the lack of interest from local Salem/Portland-area Public and government access cable television channels and the failure of broadcasters to produce a reasonable agreement for transmission to other Government-access television channels across Oregon ended the service. Video of all legislative hearings and floor sessions continues to be streamed live on the legislature's website. Phil Keisling Oregon State Legislature - Legislative Audio

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He has held several political positions including serving as general secretary of the New Patriotic Party, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Commission of Ghana. Kojo Afriyie was born in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, he attended Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Bekwai from where he obtained his GCE Ordinary level certificate. He proceeded to obtain his GCE Advanced level certificate from Konongo Odumase Secondary School in Konongo, he was admitted to study political science at the University of Ghana. He enrolled at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Laws. After this he was admitted as a counsel for the Supreme Court of Ghana. Afriyie entered into private law practice in 1981. During the John Agyekum Kufour administration, he was appointed head of legal services at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, he was made to act as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. While managing his firm, Afriyie was actively engaged in Ghanaian politics.

He served as the general secretary of the New Patriotic Party from 2010 to 2014. He lost his bid to secure a second term to Kwabena Agyapong. In May 2017, while serving as the CEO of the Forestry Commission, he publicly declared that he would contest the New Patriotic Party's general secretary elections if there was an overwhelming call for him to do so. In March 2017, President Nana Akuffo-Addo appointed Afriyie as CEO of the Forestry Commission, he replaced Samuel Afari Dartey. His appointment was surprising to many Ghanaians because of many rumours that he was linked to the position of head of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority; that position was given to Paul Asare Ansah. Afriyie revealed that the rumours were true but he had rejected the appointment due to his fear of the sea, he thanked the president for the Forestry Commission appointment and believed that since he hailed from the forest zone of Ghana, he would be able to have a greater impact in that area. As CEO of the Forestry Commission, Afriyie's job is to oversee the various public agencies that form the divisions of the Commission.

His first assignment as head of the commission was to supervise the celebration of World Forest Day which fell on 21 March 2017. In July 2013, Afriyie was summoned to the Supreme Court of Ghana because he had made some contemptuous comments, he had criticised the Court for its actions in a criminal contempt case involving Sammy Awuku of the New Patriotic Party, had implied that the justices' continuous mention of public radio discussions on cases that were before the court was a ploy by the court to curtail people from expressing themselves. Upon appearing before the court, his counsel, Ayikoi Otoo, pleaded with the court to be lenient and declared that his client had pleaded guilty to the charge. According to Ayikoi Otoo, "... some power for which no one had control over, entered Owusu Afriyie, because as a lawyer, he ought to have known the law". The Peace Council offered a plea on Afriyie's behalf to the court. After a brief trial, Afriyie was fined 5000 cedis or, if he defaulted on payment, a six-month prison term.

Afriyie was made to sign a bond of good behaviour as well as retracting and offering an apology to the bench within 24 hours on the same platform he had used to criticise the court