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Branko Popović

Branko Popović is a medical doctor and politician in Serbia. He has served in the National Assembly of Serbia since 2017 as a member of the Serbian Progressive Party. Popović was born in Nova Varoš, in what was the Socialist Republic of Serbia in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Educated in Belgrade, he returned to his home city to work as a pneumophtisiologist, he is the director of the Health Center in Nova Varoš. Popović was a member of the Serbian Renewal Movement in the early 2000s, he appeared in the 207th position on the combined electoral list of the SPO and New Serbia in the 2003 Serbian parliamentary election. The list won twenty-two mandates, Popović was not selected for a mandate, he appeared on the SPO's list in the 2007 election, when the party did not cross the electoral threshold to win representation in the assembly. He joined the Progressive Party in 2010 and was a party representative in the Nova Varoš municipal assembly for six years before receiving a mandate in the National Assembly.

In 2016, he served as part of a provisional administration, directly appointed by the Serbian government following the resignation of the incumbent mayor. Serbia's electoral system was reformed in 2011, such that parliamentary mandates were awarded in numerical order to candidates on successful lists. Popović received the 142nd position on the Progressive Party's Aleksandar Vučić – Serbia Is Winning electoral list in the 2016 Serbian parliamentary election; the list won a landslide victory with 131 out of 250 mandates. He is a deputy member of the assembly's environmental protection committee and its health and family committee

Serve the People! (novel)

Serve the People! is a 2005 novel by Yan Lianke. The English version, translated by Julia Lovell, was published in 2010 by Black Cat/Grove; this phrase was coined by Mao Zedong in 1944 when he wrote an article, "To Serve The People", to commemorate the death of a red army soldier Zhang Side. In that article Mao said:" To die for the benefit of the people, is more important than Tai mountain. Comrade Zhang Side died for the benefit of the people, so his death is heavier than Tai mountain." During the Cultural Revolution, this article was required reading for millions of Chinese. "To serve the people" became one of the most popular slogans of all times being used today. However, there was evidence suggested by author Jung Chang's book Mao: The Unknown Story, indicating that Comrade Zhang Si-De was in fact killed while processing raw opium when the kiln collapsed on him. Yan Lianke used Mao's phrase for the name of his novel "Serve The People!", which contains vivid and colorful descriptions of sex scenes, resulting in extensive controversy when it was featured in 2005 in a magazine "Flower City".

The Chinese government ordered the publisher to stop the release of 30,000 copies of the magazine, which in turn created huge demand for the novel. The storyline is similar to D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover: the younger wife of an old and impotent army general, begins to seduce a soldier, assigned to do the domestic chores for the general. During a three-day run of sex, the soldier runs out of energy, they discovered. Afterward they smash or deface all of the Mao imagery in their residence to prove their love for each other; the story's background, the Cultural Revolution, means the main characters are aware of the consequences of smashing Mao's statues: death by firing squad. The novel was banned by the Chinese government at least because of its depiction of items related to Mao Zedong and political issues, as well as sexual content, it has been translated into French, Norwegian, Dutch, Italian and English. There have been reports of a South Korean erotic film adaptation by Jang Cheol-soo, but the project seems to have been abandoned


Surada is a town and a Notified Area Council in Ganjam district in the Indian state of Odisha. Surada is the headquarter of Surada Block of which area is about 2663.89 km2. Surada Block consists of 25 Gram Panchayats with Surada as an urban administration, it is located on the bank of Rushikulya. Surada is located at 19.75°N 84.43°E / 19.75. It has an average elevation of 84 m, it is situated at the North-Western side of Ganjam district. As of 2011 India census, Surada had a population of 14,867. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Surada has an average literacy rate of 68.7%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 55.6%, female literacy is 44.3%. Amrutulu, Badabadangi, Badagochha, Borasingi, Gajalabadi, Genja, Gopalpur Sasan, Hinjalakuda, Kulangi, Merrikota, Palakatu, Sarabadi, Suramani. Surada is a Sanskrit word, it was established by the 1st king of Surada dynasty Raja Sandhadhanu Singh in 1476. When Britishers had ruled Surada they took this Zamindari along with undivided Ganjam district into Madras Presidency, mentioned in List of zamindari estates in Madras Presidency.

This place was earlier known as Surada Gada under Khidisingi kingdom which includes Surada, Sheragada block of Ganjam district of present date. In 1476, Raja Baliar Singh divided the Khidisingi kingdom into four different states among his four sons. Now, former Badagada state is under Surada Block and Dharakote, Sheragada are two separate blocks in Ganjam district. Bera Patta Mallik Raja Sobha Chandra Singh Raja Purusottama Singh Raja Krushna Singh Raja Rai Singh Raja Preeti Singh Raja Kirti Singh Raja Padmanabha Singh Raja Bikram Singh Raja Baliar Singh Raja Sandhadhanu Singh a.k.a. Abhaya Pratap Raja Bhagaban Singh Raja Harihara Singh Raja Krushna Singh Raja Gopal Singh Raja Rai Singh Raja Shyamasundara Singh Raja Gadadhara Singh Raja Kunjabihari Singh Rani Radhamani Devi Raja Upendra Singh Raja Shyamasundara Singh Raja Radhacharana Singh Raja Laxminarayan Singh Raja Janardana Singh Jagannath Temple. In the second half of the 18th century, Raja Kunjabihari Singh built the present Jagannath temple in the periphery of his palace.

This temple is on the land which length is about 125 feet in North-South region and about 87-foot breadth in East-West region. The Jagannath temple is about 65-foot length in East-West region, about 31-foot breadth in North-South region and about 60 foot in height. Gopinath Temple Raghunath Temple Panchanan Temple There are 5 Shiva lingas in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. There has been a saying; the present temple built by Raja Narendra Dhabala. Chandra Kalpeswara Temple Dakhineswara Temple The Shiva linga was at the village, now under Surada Dam. So, the linga was transferred to Surada near Rushikulya river in 18th century. Gopeswara Temple. Purakeswara Temple. Sri Laxmi Nrusinghnath Temple Sri Chaitanya Temple Maa Kandhuni Devi Temple Maa Khunteswari Temple - situated at the hilltop of Khunteswari Hill. Siddheswara Temple - situated in the periphery to the Khunteswari temple. Maa Giri Shobhini Temple Kanaka Durga Temple Krushnalila Kalika Temple Ramalila Kalika Temple Gramyalila Kalika Temple Ganesh Temple Maa Santhoshi Temple Lord Hanuman Temple Lord Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple Mosque In the 17th century some Muslims had come to Surada.

Nawab Zafer Ali built a mosque in Surada at that time. That old mosque had collapsed. So, in that place a new mosque was built, it is now at Gani Chowk of Surada. Roman Catholic Church Christians had come to Surada around 1853; the Roman Catholic Church was built in between 1916-1919. The sound of the church bell can be heard in 5 km. radius around Surada. Surrounding the church, there are four missionary schools; the Father of the Church is head of these institutions. The Bollywood Movie Bheegi Palkein starring Raj Babbar and Smita Patil was filmed here. Dantilingi Church There is another old church in Dantilingi village; every year, a special festival is celebrated in the memory of Mother Lurdu Marry. She was helpful to the local people while she was alive. Sai Baba Temple Gayatri Temple at Gayatri Nagar OM Shanti Organisation Satsanga Kendra Rushikulya Degree College, Surada Rushikulya Junior College, Estd: 1978 P. C. M. Women's Junior College, Estd: 1999 Rushikulya Industrial Training Center, Surada, Estd: 2009 Sashi Bhusan High School, Estd: 1920 Technical High School, Estd: 1954 Govt.

Girl's High School, Estd: 1964 Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Estd: 2016 Roman Catholic Mission U. P School, Estd: 1904 Jagannath Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Estd: 1930 Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandira, Estd: 1995 R. C. M. Boy's Primary School, S

Hartford Distributors shooting

The Hartford Distributors shooting was a mass shooting that occurred on August 3, 2010, in Manchester, United States. The location of the crime was a warehouse owned by Hartford Distributors, a beer distribution company; the gunman, former employee Omar Sheriff Thornton shot and killed eight male coworkers before turning a gun on himself. Thornton, aged 34, was called into his place of employment for disciplinary purposes. Thornton had been recorded on surveillance video in the Hartford Distributors warehouse stealing beer on a previous occasion, he was implicated in the theft of empty beer kegs. Hartford Distributors is a wholesale distributor of Budweiser beer products and wine. Given the options of being fired or resigning, Thornton signed the resignation papers and was being escorted out of the building. Instead of leaving, he opened fire. At the time Thornton started shooting, there were around 40 employees in the building. In just a few minutes, Thornton murdered eight coworkers and injured two others.

Many employees made calls with some callers identifying Thornton. Police arrived on the scene just three minutes after the first 911 call. Police entered the building ten minutes after the first 911 call. Thornton promptly hid in a locked office; as more police entered the building, Thornton called his mother and explained to her what he had done. He told her; as police closed in, Thornton called 911, saying his motive for the massacre was racism he had experienced in the workplace. He told the 911 operator. Soon after hanging up, he killed himself with a shot to the head. Eight people were killed and two others were injured in the shooting. Francis Fazio, Jr. 57 Douglas Scruton, 56 Edwin Kennison, 49 William Ackerman, 51 Bryan Cirigliano, 51 Craig Pepin, 60 Louis Felder, 50 Victor James, 61 Steven Hollander, 50 Jerome Rosenstein, 77 Family members of Thornton have stated that he had complained to them that, as an African American, he was being racially discriminated against at his job. Thornton's girlfriend, Kristi Hannah, claimed that he had seen a picture of a noose and a racial epithet written on a bathroom wall.

Thornton was African American in a facility that had white employees, all of the victims were white. Company and union officials as well as workers at the facility have denied the charges of racism; the union notes that he never filed a complaint with any government agency. Forensic psychiatrist Keith Ablow stated, "I've evaluated plenty of murderers during my career... and I can tell you that people don't commit atrocities because of name-calling." A police probe did not find proof of racism at Hartford Distributors, with other minority workers at Hartford Distributors interviewed by the police disagreeing with Thornton's allegation that the company was "a racist place". The massacre is the deadliest workplace shooting in Connecticut history and the second-deadliest mass shooting in the state, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Connecticut suffered a similar workplace shooting at the Lottery Headquarters in Newington on March 6, 1998, which left five dead including the shooter.

Christy Quail and Sean Quail were arrested for receiving the property alleged to have been stolen by Thornton. Sean Quail was arrested on August 17 in an incident where he sprayed bug-repellent at reporters covering the case. Quail was charged with three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, three counts of third-degree assault, carrying a dangerous instrument, breach of peace

Cook Islands national under-20 football team

The Cook Islands national under-20 football team is the national U-20 team of the Cook Islands and is controlled by the Cook Islands Football Association. With a population of around 24,000 people it remains one of the smallest FIFA teams. Cook Islands have only won two games so far. A 2-0 win awarded against Samoa in 2001 and a 5-0 win against American Samoa in 2016; the OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the qualification spots for Oceania Football Confederation and representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The following players were called up for the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship from 26 May to 2 June 2018. Names in italics denote players. Caps and goals as of 2 June 2018 after the game against American Samoa. Caps and goals as of 10 September 2016 after the game against Tahiti. Tuka Tisam Matt Calcott Alan Taylor Cook Islands national football team Cook Islands national under-17 football team Cook Islands women's national football team Cook Islands women's national under-17 football team Cook Islands Football Federation official website