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Dorcas gazelle

The dorcas gazelle known as the ariel gazelle, is a small and common gazelle. The dorcas gazelle stands about 55–65 cm at the shoulder, with a head and body length of 90–110 cm and a weight of 15–20 kg; the numerous subspecies survive on vegetation in grassland, wadis, mountain desert and in semidesert climates of Africa and Arabia. About 35,000 - 40,000 exist in the wild; the extinct Saudi gazelle from the Arabian Peninsula has been considered as a subspecies of the dorcas gazelle. The scientific name of the dorcas gazelle is Gazella dorcas, it is a member of the family Bovidae. The species was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae in 1758. Although zoologist Theodor Haltenorth considered G. d. pelzelnii to be an independent species, the following six subspecies are identified: G. d. subsp. Beccarii De Beaux, 1931 – Eritrean dorcas gazelle G. d. subsp. Dorcas – Egyptian dorcas gazelle G. d. subsp. Isabella Gray, 1846 – Isabelle dorcas gazelle G. d. subsp.

Massaesyla Cabrera, 1928 – Moroccan dorcas gazelle G. d. subsp. Osiris Blaine, 1913 – Saharan dorcas gazelle G. d. subsp. Pelzelnii Kohl, 1886 – Pelzeln's gazelle The dorcas gazelle is similar in appearance to, yet smaller than, the related mountain gazelle. Dorcas gazelles have longer ears and more curved horns, which bow outwards turn inwards and forwards at the tips. Individuals belonging to the Saharan subspecies have pale, fawn-colored coats; the white underside is bordered with a brown stripe, above, a sandy stripe. The forehead and face are darker than the body. Subspecies from north of the Sahara tend to be more ochre in color, have dark flanks and facial stripes. Populations in Israel and around the Red Sea are more reddish. In the last century, the populations of dorcas gazelle were destroyed in all the countries where it was found. Large populations of dorcas gazelles are found in the Negev and the Arava, with other large populations in Sudan and the southern part of the eastern desert of Egypt.

In Israel, only 1000-1500 gazelles remain. Dorcas gazelles are adapted to the desert, they are able to withstand high temperatures, but when it is hot, they are active from dusk to dawn. In areas where they face human predation, they tend to be active only at night to minimise the risk of falling prey to hunters; these gazelles feed on leaves and pods of many species of acacia trees, as well as the leaves and fruits of various bushes. They stand on their hind legs to browse from trees, after rain, they have been observed digging out bulbs from the ground. Dorcas gazelles are able to run at speeds up to 80 km/hr to 96 km per hour when threatened, they tail-twitch and make bouncing leaps with their heads held high to announce they have seen a predator; when conditions are harsh, dorcas gazelles live in pairs, but when conditions are more favorable, they join together in family herds with one adult male, several females, young. During the breeding season, adult males tend to be territorial, mark their range with dung middens.

In most parts of their range, mating takes place from September to November. Gestation takes six months; the newborn is well developed with fur and open eyes. Within the first hour, the fawn attempts to stand, it will suckle on this first day of life. In the first two weeks, the young gazelle lies curled up in a scrape on the ground or beneath bushes while the mother grazes close by; the young starts to follow its mother around and begins to take solid food. After around three months, the fawn stops suckling and is weaned; some dorcas gazelles are known for their dangerous behaviors when surrounded. There have been many reports of deaths involving them; the population of this gazelle has declined throughout its range. Their natural predators include humans, leopards, Arabian wolves, lions. Due to human hunting, few large cats remain to prey on dorcas gazelles. Unhealthy gazelles are caught by predators, since the healthy gazelles tend to escape them. To escape the cheetah, the fastest of carnivores, they run fast and make zigs-zags, as does the Thomson's gazelle.

The serval and caracal prey on this species. The biggest modern threat to this gazelle is ever-expanding human civilization, which shrinks the gazelle's habitat by converting it to farmland, by introducing new flocks of domestic sheep and goats which compete with gazelles for grassland. Dorcas gazelle pelts and horns are traded in Morocco for decorative and medicinal purposes, where they are the most observed ungulate in markets, despite their protected status under Moroccan law. Given the low numbers of wild dorcas gazelles in the country, if locally sourced, this trade could be having a significant negative impact on the local populations of this species. Wildlife of Israel Mountain gazelle ARKive - images and movies of the dorcas gazelle Science magazine - Mass Killings of Gazelles Marked Rise of Human Civilization

Withee (town), Wisconsin

Withee is a town in Clark County in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 885 at the 2000 census; the unincorporated community of Lombard is located in the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.2 square miles, of which 35.1 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. The town includes one gas station, 5 churches, a post office and pharmacy, as well as a few smaller shops. There is one major intersection, near highway 29. While Withee is not a popular travel destination, its gas station and convenience store are ideally located for travelers making their way east or west across the state; as of the census of 2000, there were 885 people, 262 households, 213 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.2 people per square mile. There were 277 housing units at an average density of 7.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 99.66% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from two or more races. 0.11 % of the population were Latino of any race.

There were 262 households, of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.7% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.79. In the town, the population was 37.2% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $33,839, the median income for a family was $36,607. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,056 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,826. About 12.4% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

A large percentage of the population relies on agriculture-related work. The surrounding community includes many Mennonite people, most of whom are farmers, but some own shops

Rapper Dragon

Rapper Dragon, was an Australian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse. When racing as a two-year-old in Australia he showed considerable promise as he won one race and finished second in both The Schweppervescence and Champagne Stakes. After being gelded and sent to race in Hong Kong he ran well as a three-year-old, making steady improvement and ending his second season with a win in the Lion Rock Trophy. In the following season he was the dominant racehorse in Hong Kong, taking the Hong Kong Classic Mile, Hong Kong Classic Cup, Hong Kong Derby and Chairman's Trophy but sustained a fatal injury in the Champions Mile, he was posthumously named Hong Kong Horse of the Year. Rapper Dragon was a chestnut horse with a narrow white blaze bred by Eduardo Cojuangco at his Gooree Park stud at Mudgee, New South Wales. Cojuangco sent him into training with Gai Waterhouse, he was sired by Street Boss, a sprinter who won the Bing Crosby Handicap and the Triple Bend Handicap in 2008. The best of his other progeny have included Cathryn Sophia and The Quarterback.

Rapper Dragon's dam Swing Dance was an unraced half-sister to the Queen of the Turf Stakes winner Amanpour and a female-line descendant of Natalma. Street Rapper began his track career at Randwick Racecourse where he finished fourth in a 1000 metres race on 24 January 2015 and seventh in the Listed Lonhro Plate three weeks later. On 5 March at Wyong he recorded his first success as he won a two-year-old handicap by more than three lengths at odds of 2.6/1. After finishing runner-up in the Group 3 The Schweppervescence at Rosehill Racecourse he ended his first campaign by running second to Pasadena Girl in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick on 18 April. At the end of his first season Street Rapper was bought by the trainer John Moore on behalf of Albert Hung Chao Hong and was exported to Hong Kong where the colt was gelded and renamed Rapper Dragon. All but the first of his Hong Kong races took place at Sha Tin Racecourse. Rapper Dragon finished unplaced in his first two races for his new connections before narrowly winning a minor handicap race over 1400 metres on 21 February.

In this race he was partnered for the first time by Joao Moreira. The gelding began to make steady progress, finishing second under 128 pounds in the Viva Pataca Handicap and winning the Primula Handicap over 1600 metres on 28 March. In the Sports For All Handicap on 16 April he came from last place 400 metres from the finish to win going away by one and a half lengths from Romantic Touch. On his final appearance of the season the gelding was stepped up in class to contest the Group 3 Lion Rock Trophy on 29 May and started favourite ahead of Helene Paragon. After being settled in mid-division, Rapper Dragon made rapid progress on the outside in the straight, took the lead 200 metres from the finish and won by one and a quarter lengths from Beauty Only. Moreira said that the gelding appeared to be an outstanding prospect commenting "I will win a Group 1 on Rapper Dragon – I would never say that about any young horse, but I am so confident that this horse will win a Group 1. Mentally, he is not 100 per cent yet and look what he is doing".

Rapper Dragon was scheduled to begin his four-year-old campaign in the Sha Tin Trophy on 23 October but was withdrawn from the race after sustaining an injury to his right hind leg. He resumed his season in December when he finished fifth behind Blizzard in the Flying Dancer Handicap. In the Hong Kong Classic Mile for four-year-olds on 22 January 2017 he started the 1.1/1 favourite against thirteen opponents headed by Pakistan Star, Beauty Generation and Eagle Way. After racing just behind the leaders Rapper Dragon accelerated into the lead approaching the final furlong and won "comfortably" by two lengths from Seasons Bloom. Moore commented "I've been telling the press for weeks that this is the cleanest-winded horse I've had in the stable for donkeys' years and, from that point of view, he was easy to get fit... I didn’t expect that he would win that easily". Four weeks the gelding moved up to 1800 metres for the Hong Kong Classic Cup and was made the odds-on favourite in a fourteen-runner field which included Seasons Bloom, Pakistan Star, Beauty Generation and Eagle Way.

He raced in mid-division before accelerating in the straight, taking the lead just over 200 metres from the finish and winning by one and a half lengths from Pakistan Star. On 19 March Rapper Dragon stepped up in distance again and started 0.8/1 favourite for the Hong Kong Derby over 2000 metres. Following his wins in the Mile and the Cup he was attempting to become the first horse to win all three legs of the Hong Kong Four-year-old Classic Series; the field included his old rivals Pakistan Star, Beauty Generation, Eagle Way and Seasons Bloom as well as the fancied British import Gold Mount. In a race run in heavy rain, Rapper Dragon was among the leaders from the start, accelerated into the lead in the straight and came home one and three quarter lengths clear of Pakistan Star. After the race Moore said "This is a classy animal, he’s done everything right, he progressed through the classes, today was the grand final and we won it... There was a moment or two there when he was in a tight position but he extricated himself and hit the line like he does – really strongly."Rapper Dragon was dropped back to 1600 metres on 9 April for the Chairman's Trophy in which he faced a strong field of older horses including Werther, Beauty Only, Helene Paragon, Blazing Speed and Designs On Rome.

Starting the 0.6/1 favourite he raced in second place behind Contentmen

Victor Quesada

Victor Quesada is a Colombian theatre director and writer. He was educated at the Pontifical Javeriana University of Bogotà, where he got a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2007, followed by a MA in Theatre Directing at the University of Essex, England, in 2009, he attended and did significant work at GITIS in Moscow and at Odin Teatret in Denmark, he worked with the Malayerba Group in Ecuador, with the playwright Jô Bilac in Brazil, with Lluis Pasqual in the Lliure in Barcelona and with Miguel de Arco in Kamikaze Producciones in Madrid. The Biennial Award for Artistic Creation Javeriana's University in 2018 Award for directors with trajectory of IDARTES in 2017 Residencia en Arte Dramático from IDARTES in 2015 Impulso Pasantías Internacionales from the Ministry of Culture in 2012 Jóvenes creadores from the Ministry of Culture of Colombia in 2011 Jóvenes Talentosfrom in Icetex 2010 Rojas by Laura Calderón. Seki Sano Theatre. Bogota. March,2019. El Perro del Hortelano by Lope de Vega.

Colón Theatre. Bogota. December, 2018. El puesto by César Betancur produced by Dago García with César Mora. Patria Theatre. Bogota. September, 2018. 4.48 Psicosis by Sarah Kane. Javeriana's Theatre. Bogota. June, 2018. El verbo placer by Flavia Dos Santos and César Betancur. Patria Theater. April, 2018. La Noche Árabe by Roland Schimmelpfennig. National Theatre. Bogota. October, 2017. Me ericé by César Betancur with Amparo Grisales. Patria Theatre. Bogota. October, 2017. Juicio a una Zorra by Miguel del Arco. Sala Uno Theatre. Bogota. May, 2017. La piedra oscura by Alberto Conejero. Sala Uno Theatre. Bogota. October, 2016. Hay un Complot I-II by César Betancur with Andrea Guzmán. National Theatre. Bogota. March, 2016. El inspector by Nikolai Gogol. National Theatre. Bogota. June, 2015. Ni muerta dejo de vivir with Andrea Guzmán. Bogota. September, 2015. El Avaro by Moliére with Natalia_Reyes. National Theatre. Bogota. January, 2015 Cállate y Escribe by César Betancur with Andrea Guzmán. Astor Plaza Theatre. Bogota. December, 2014; the Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh.

Clifftown Youth Theatre. London. December, 2009 Las mujeres de Lorca. Julio Mario Santodomingo and Colón Theatre. Bogota. October 2018/March 2019. Viva inspired by Pablo Picasso. National Theatre. Co-written with Denise Hergett. Bogota. January, 2018. Güerfanitos. National Theatre. Bogota. March, 2015. Voz. National Theatre. Bogota. April, 2014. Apesta. Site Specific. Bogota. April, 2012. Anónimos. Garage Theatre. Bogota. December, 2011. Closures. Short Film. Estudio Babel. 2018. El verbo placer. TV Commercial. CARACOL TV. 2018. Me ericé. TV Commercial. CARACOL TV. 2017 Lives in sight. Soap Opera. Chapters: 9, 14, 22, 26, 32, 34, 40, 41 and 47. RCN TV. 2015 Cada primero de Noviembre. Chaos in nine letters. V Dramaturgy Clinic. Editorial UD. ISBN 978-958-8972-99-2. Bogota. April, 2017. Apesta. Colombian Theatre Collection Publisher UD. Nº. XLVII. ISBN 9789585434066. Bogota. April, 2017. Voz. Contemporary Colombian dramaturgy. Anthology II. Compilation: Marina Lamus. Publisher Paso de Gato. ISBN 978-607-8092-61-1. México. August, 2013. BWW Interview: Victor Quesada of VIVA at Teatro Nacional La Castellana Colombian Theatre Thrives at Iberoamerican Theatre Festival in Bogotá Victor Quesada: El joven ibaguereño que está triunfando en las artes escénicas Las nuevas estrellas del teatro colombiano Comedia y drama por la misma pluma de Víctor Quesada La primavera teatral colombiana Victor Quesada, Directores | ColArte | Colombia

How We Do It (Around My Way)

"How We Do It" is the first single from R&B singer Lloyd's third studio album Lessons in Love, features rapper Ludacris. It was sent to US radio stations on March 4, 2008. A first version of the track titled "How We Do It", was leaked to the Internet in February 2008; the video was shot on April 12, 2008,the video debuted on Yahoo! Music on April 28, 2008.. UK CD single "How We Do It" "How We Do It" "How We Do It" There is an official remix of the song called "How We Do" and features UK hip-hop artist Sway DaSafo, it was premiered on 1xtra by Ronnie Herel on 16 June 2008. Lloyd's verses in the song are the same except he sings "How we do in the UK" during the chorus rather than "How we do around my way". "How We Do It" is featured as a bonus track on the UK edition of Lessons in Love. "How We Do It" "How We Do It"

Robert Layton

Robert Edward John "Bob" Layton, was a Canadian politician. Robert Layton was born in Montreal, the son of Norah Lestelle and former Quebec cabinet minister Gilbert Layton, he graduated from McGill University in 1947. He spent much of his professional career running an engineering consulting business in Montreal, Quebec, he became a political activist for the Liberal Party of Canada, running unsuccessfully in 1972 for the party's nomination for a seat in the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Vaudreuil. In the 1980s, he joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, was elected to the Federal Parliament in the 1984 election from the Quebec riding of Lachine, covering suburban communities on the west end of the island of Montreal, he was elected in the general elections of 1984 and 1988, served as Minister of State for Mines in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney from 1984 to 1986, after which he served as National Caucus Chairman until 1993 when he decided to retire from politics after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Layton married a grand-niece of Father of Confederation William Steeves. Robert Layton had four children as well as six grandchildren, his eldest son, Jack Layton, became a leader of the federal New Democratic Party and Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. His other sons are Dave Layton, he is the grandfather of Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton. Layton is buried at the Layton family plot in Hudson, Quebec; some of his son Jack's ashes were scattered at the family plot. Robert Layton – Parliament of Canada biography