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Dom & Roland

Dom & Roland is the alias of British drum and bass producer Dominic Angas. The addition of "Roland" in the artist name refers to his Roland sampler. In 1996 he was signed to Moving Shadow recordings, releasing three albums and numerous singles on the label, he has released records on other labels including 31 Records and Renegade Hardware, has collaborated with Kemal, Black Sun Empire, Hive, Amon Tobin and Skynet. He set up his own label Dom & Roland Productions in 2005, he is credited with creating the Tramen breakbeat, one of the most used breaks in Drum & Bass, popularized by DJ Trace among many others. Industry Back for the Future Chronology Through the Looking Glass No Strings Attached The Big Bang Last Refuge of a Scoundrel Lost in the Moment Dom & Roland discography at Discogs Dom & Roland at Rolldabeats Dom & Roland Productions

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 1996 novel written by Rebecca Wells. It follows the novel Little Altars Everywhere. In 2005, Wells wrote Ya-Yas in Bloom and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood tells the story of the downward spiraling mother-daughter relationship of Vivian Walker and Siddalee Walker. Viviane Joan "Vivi" Abbott WalkerVivi known as "Queen Dancing Creek," is one of the main characters, she is the mother of Siddalee, Little Shep and Baylor. She is unhappily married to Shep Walker. Growing up in Thornton, Louisiana with her three best friends, she is the daughter of Mary Katherine "Buggy" Abbott and Taylor Abbott, she is physically and abused by her parents. Vivi is dramatic and enjoys being the star of any group she is in, she is deeply scarred by the abuse of her childhood. Vivi's high school sweetheart is Teensy's brother Jacques "Jack" Whitman, killed during World War II. Aimee "Teensy" Malissa Whitman ClaiborneKnown as "Princess Naked as a Jaybird," in the sisterhood, she is the daughter of Genevieve St. Claire Whitman and Mr Whitman.

Genevieve acts. Genevieve speaks Cajun French when not in earshot of her husband. Teensy is fun-loving and enjoys taking her clothes off—as a child, for play, as an adult, as part of a striptease act she does for her friends, she is married to Chick Claiborne, her high school sweetheart, has two children and Genny. Denise "Necie" Rose Kelleher OgdenCrowned "Countess Singing Cloud," Necie is the gentlest, most steady member of the sisterhood, she is known for "thinking pretty blue and pink thoughts." She is the only one of the group to never smoke and to take a Lenten attempt to give up alcohol seriously. She is more religious than the rest of the group. Necie is married with seven children. Caroline "Caro" Eliza Bennett BrewsterKnown to the Ya-Yas as "Duchess Soaring Hawk." Caro is the most hardest member of the group. She takes care of matters and is the one who comes to Vivi's aid when Vivi "drops her basket" as a mother and wife. Caro was married to Blain Brewster with whom she has two children, but he left her for a man he was seeing in the French Quarter.

After threatening him with an unloaded gun, Caro forgave Blaine, he and his lover are now an important part of Caro's life. Caro is the Ya-Ya that Sidda reaches out to in order to find out more about the scrapbook her mother sent, she carries around an oxygen tank for when she needs it. Siddalee "Sidda" WalkerOldest daughter of Vivi Walker and fiancé of Conner McGill. Sidda is a play director. After an interview with the New York Times and her mother stop speaking to each other, she escapes to a friend's family cabin in Washington State. The Ya-Yas surprise her there and help her to learn why her mother was the way she was while Sidda was growing up. Connor McGillSidda's fiancé, he doesn't understand Sidda's constant fear of love. Shepley James "Big Shep" WalkerVivi's husband. Though Vivi never loved Shep like she did Jack, Shepherd loves Vivi and only wants her to be happy. Newton Jacques "Jack" WhitmanVivi's Teensy's brother, he died in a plane crash. Mary Katherine Bowman "Buggy" AbbottVivi's wife of Taylor Charles Abbott.

She was a devout Catholic and never loved Taylor and vice versa. Buggy was always jealous of the attention and love Taylor showered upon Vivi, enough to falsely accuse her of incest as a teenager. Taylor Charles AbbottVivi's husband of Mary Katherine Bowman Abbott, he gave Vivi a ring on her sixteenth birthday to prove that. He used the belt with his kids. Shepley "Little Shep" Walker, JrSon of Vivi Walker and brother of Sidda, he stops talking to Sidda after the New York Times article. Baylor WalkerSon of Vivi Walker and brother of Sidda, he is the only sibling of Sidda's. Tallulah "Lulu" WalkerDaughter of Vivi Walker and sister of Sidda, she stops talking to Sidda after the New York Times article. When Siddalee and Vivi Walker, an utterly original mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a "tap-dancing child abuser," the fall-out is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. Siddalee, a successful theatre director with a huge hit on her hands and postpones her upcoming wedding to her lover and friend Connor McGill.

But Vivi's intrepid gang of life-long girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualified from a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contest for unladylike behavior. Sixty years they're "bucking seventy," and still making waves, they persuade Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of girlhood momentos entitled "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Sidda retreats to a cabin on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, tormented by fear and uncertainty about the future, intent on discovering a key to the tangle of anger and tenderness she feels toward her mother. But the album reveals more questions than answers, leads Sidda to encounter the unknowable mystery of life and the legacy of imperfect love. With passion and a rare gift for language, Rebecca Wells moves from present to past, unraveling Vivi's life, her enduring friendships with the Ya-Yas, the resulting reverberations on Siddalee; the collective power of the Ya-Yas, each of them individual and authentic, permeates this story of a tribe of Louisiana wild women i


Rasas is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the al-Suwayda Governorate, located south of al-Suwayda. Nearby localities include'Ira to the southwest, Sahwat Bilata to the east, al-Ruha to the northeast and Umm Walad to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Rasas had a population of 3,332 in the 2004 census. In 1596 Rasas appeared in the Ottoman tax registers under the name of Irsas, being part of the nahiya of Bani Nasiyya in the Qada of Hauran, it had an Muslim population consisting of 20 households and 10 bachelors. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 40% on agricultural products, including wheat, summer crops and bee-hives. Part of the income went to a Waqf. Map of the town, Google Maps

Grass dance

The grass dance or Omaha dance is a style of modern Native American men's pow wow dancing originating in the warrior societies on the Northern Great Plains. Unlike most forms of pow wow dancing, the grass dance regalia has no feathers besides the occasional roach feather. Instead the regalia consists of brightly colored fringe made of broadcloth, or ribbon; the original creators of the grass dance and the purpose of the dance are contested. Sources attribute possible origins to the Omaha, Ponca, Dakota, or Winnebago tribes. While the specific tribe of origin is unknown, it is accepted as a Northern Plains dance, used by warrior societies. There are several stories behind the origins of the grass dance. One is. There he observed the swaying of the grass and received a vision of himself dancing the same style as the grass; when he shared this vision with his village, the use of his legs was returned to him and he performed the first grass dance. Other origins attribute the grass dance to scouts blessing and flattening the grass for a ceremony, dance, or battle.

The dancers would then tie braided grass into their belts. Tying grass to the belt is believed to have led to ribbons common today; the grass dance is a fast paced dance consisting of sweeping motions and symmetry. It is faster than Northern Tradition or Straight style dancing, but not as fast as a Fancy dance. Like with most pow wow dances, the dancer brings his foot down to step on the drum beat. Whatever the grass dancer does on one side of his body, he must do that on the other side to create symmetry and mimic waving grass. Wide sweeping motions and tapping are used to imitate laying down the grass. Other movements show a warrior stalking the game through tall grass. One dance steps typical of this involves one foot being planted on the ground while the rest of the body moves around it; this is said to show a warrior still fighting. The main difference between grass dance pornregalia and the regalia of the other pow wow styles is that there are few if any feathers compared to bustles of most men's dances.

The regalia of the grass dancer instead consists of brightly colored fringe made of ribbon. While most dances involve making the bustle move, the grass dancer is instead intent on the swaying of the fringe; the dancer wears a roach headdress with either one to two fluff antennae. A or beaded set consists of an "H-Harness", cuffs and side tabs. Grass dancers carry feather fans, mirror board, dream catchers, hoops, or dance sticks.

Bounty (poker)

A bounty is a feature in some poker tournaments that rewards a player for eliminating another player. Depending on the tournament, a player might be rewarded for eliminating either a specific player, or any player; the reward is always a cash prize, not tournament currency. Bounties are rare but do occur in professional tournaments, they are more only implemented in smaller tournaments, or charitable tournaments. In bounty tournaments that reward a player for every player they eliminate, the buy-in structure of the tournament may require each player to pay an additional amount for their own bounty chip, or token; this bounty chip is carried by the player throughout the tournament. If the player is eliminated, the bounty chip is given to the player; the bounty chips are cashed in for the amount each player paid for the bounty chip. The winner can cash in their own chip; some online tournaments use a more complicated schedule, whereby a player's own bounty increases with every elimination he makes.

Some bounty tournaments assign a bounty to only a few players. This assignment is random, is pre-arranged with the players who have bounties on them, as such an assignment to a random entrant would affect their game; some tournaments may feature a celebrity bounty, if the tournament hosts have arranged for a celebrity to play in the tournament. This type of bounty arrangement is only the celebrity bounty variety, or if the player with a bounty on them is promoting the tournament; the aspect of having a bounty in a tournament can affect the play of the tournament. For example, if a player with a lower amount of chips declares that they are all-in, other players may be more enticed to call the bet. Most professional poker players would alter their normal playing style to adapt to this aspect if they were to enter a bounty tournament. You must have at least the same amount of chips as the bounty holder to take their bounty, as it's the player who takes the last chips from a player, awarded the Bounty.

This may not be the overall hand winner. ` Relevant pot' means the pot. For example: Daniel, Barry and Julian, are playing a hand in a No-Limit tournament. Daniel moves all-in, Barry and Julian call; the pot which Daniel is eligible for is known as the ‘main pot’. Betting continues ‘on the side’, in side pot 1. Barry moves all-in, Vicky and Julian call. Betting continues between Vicky and Julian in side pot 2. Vicky moves all-in, Julian calls. Barry shows the best hand, he wins side pot the main pot, eliminating Daniel. He receives the bounty for Daniel. Julian shows the next best hand, wins side pot 2, eliminating Vicky. Julian wins the bounty for Vicky. Note that although Barry had the best hand overall, he didn’t have as many chips as Vicky and therefore could not eliminate her. Julian however did have enough chips, therefore wins Vicky’s bounty

International Red Aid

Not to be confused with Workers International Relief, established by the Comintern in 1921 to channel international aid to Soviet Russia during the famine. International Red Aid was an international social service organization established by the Communist International; the organization was founded in 1922 to function as an "international political Red Cross", providing material and moral aid to radical "class war" political prisoners around the world. The International Workers Aid society, known colloquially by its Russian-language acronym, MOPR, was established in 1922 in response to the directive of the 4th World Congress of the Comintern to appeal to all communist parties "to assist in the creation of organizations to render material and moral aid to all captives of capitalism in prison."Julian Marchlewski-Karski was named chairman of the Central Committee of MOPR, the governing body of the new organization. After 1924, the name of this directing body was changed to the Executive Committee.

The first plenary session of the Central Committee of MOPR was held in June 1923 in Moscow. At this gathering it was determined that MOPR should establish sections in all countries those suffering from so-called "White terror" against the revolutionary movement; the first international conference of MOPR took place in July 1924 with the 5th World Congress of the Comintern. According to Elena Stasova, the head of the Russian section of MOPR and deputy head of the Central Committee of the International organization, as of January 1, 1928, MOPR had a total membership of 8,900,000 people in 44 national sections. By January 1, 1931, MOPR's scope had grown to 58 national organizations, with a total membership of 8,305,454, according to Stasova. At the latter date the international organization maintained a total of 56 periodicals in 19 languages, Stasova stated. Stasova noted that two forms of the organization existed, "mass organizations" — such as those of the USSR, France, the United States — and "organizations of a committee type", which limited themselves to legal and material aid to political prisoners and their families without attempting to establish large-scale membership organizations.

Stasova emphasized the ongoing difference between MOPR and Workers International Relief, another branch of the Comintern's international apparatus. "The difference is this", she noted in 1931, "we are assisting the political prisoners and the Workers International Relief assists at the time of economic strikes, at the time of the economic struggle."The 1st World Congress of MOPR was held in November 1932. At that gathering it was announced that as of January 1 of that year, MOPR had established 67 national sections outside of the USSR, with 1,278,274 members. MOPR was headed by Elena Stasova until 1938, after which time its international character was deemphasized; as of 1924 the organization had national affiliates in nineteen countries. By 1932 it claimed sixty-two affiliates with a total of 1,278,274 individual members; the International Red Aid made its first appearance in Spain as a charity organization during the workers’ revolt of October 1934 in Asturias. It provided aid to those imprisoned for their role in the rebellion, organize amnesty campaigns for prisoners that were to be executed.

The organization, which included many artists and writers, was re-formed and expanded in Barcelona in January 1936, with the aim of opposing fascism on multiple fronts. During the Spanish Civil War, the writer Joaquín Arderíus served as the organization's president before exiling himself to France and Mexico; the SRI created soup kitchens and refugee camps throughout the territory controlled by the Republicans, provided libraries for Republican soldiers, but many of their programs –as well as the food and aid that it collected- were focused on providing aid for children. For example, the SRI founded the Escuela Nacional para Niños Anormales with 150 students, it founded a Children's Park on the outskirts of Madrid, providing shelter to an additional 150 children. Other activities included: The building of transportation networks between hospitals and the front; the transformation of various buildings into makeshift hospitals, blood banks and schools. Medical contributions included the establishment of 275 hospitals, ambulance services, the establishment of the Orthodontics Clinic and College, dental hygiene campaigns, the mobilization of dentists to the front.

The Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, a minor Marxist party in Spain at the time, organized a parallel Socorro Rojo del P. O. U. M. in opposition to the International Red Aid. The ranks of the Fifth Regiment, established by the Communist Party of Spain at the outbreak of the Civil War, were swelled by members of the SRI; the Fifth Regiment, based on the Soviet Red Army, included Juan Modesto and Enrique Líster amongst its leaders, fought in the battles in and around Madrid throughout 1936. The SRI helped Communist sympathizers in Nationalist Spain make their way to friendly territory; the insignia of the SRI consisted of an "S" behind the bars of a prison. The Dutch section of International Red Aid held its first congress in 1926; the same year it began publishing Rode Hulp. The Red Aid of Finland was active during the 1930s, led by the Communist Party of Finland, it gave assistance to revolutionary prisoners in Finnish jails. Women connected to Red Aid would make handicraft works and organized bazaars, in order to finance the activities of the organizatio