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Eastern Norway

Eastern Norway is the geographical region of the south-eastern part of Norway. It consists of the counties Vestfold og Telemark, Viken and Innlandet. Eastern Norway is by far the most populous region of Norway, it contains the country's capital, Norway's most populous city. In Norwegian, the region is called Austlandet in contrast to Vestlandet; as of 2015, the region had 50.4 % of Norway's population. The region is bounded by mountains in the north and west, the Swedish border to the east and by Viken and Skagerrak to the south; the border towards Sørlandet is less obvious. The mountains reach a height of 2469 metres in the Jotunheimen mountain range, the highest point in the Nordic countries. Other prominent mountain ranges include part of the Dovrefjell in the far north of the region, the Rondane north east of Lillehammer and others; the high plateau of Hardangervidda extends into Western Norway. Valleys cut deep into the mountains, from east to west the main valleys are Østerdal, Valdres, Hallingdal and the many valleys of Telemark.

Østerdalen is surrounded by flat areas of conifer forests, but the others are all cut into the mountains. Most of eastern Norway's southern half is dominated of rolling hills with pine and spruce forests, agricultural land down in the valleys The area around the Oslo fjord and towards the north east are comparatively flat, there are patches of intensely cultivated lands, notably Hedmarken, Hadeland and others; the population density in the flatlands is the highest in the nation, some 40% of the nation's population lives within 200 km of Oslo. Numerous islands shelter the coasts, creating a paradise for boaters in the summer; the Norwegian dialects spoken in the south-east share a common intonation, but there is some variation in grammar and pronunciation. The dialects of the interior mountainous areas are all distinct; the dialects of the coastal areas are more similar to the written language. The eastern forests of Finnskogen were the home of an ethnic minority, immigrants from Finland that came in the 17th century.

Their language and culture was preserved into the 20th century, but now only folk tunes and food specialities remain. The southernmost group of Norway's Sami population is to be found in the north-eastern corner, in Engerdal; the culture of mountain valleys is preserved to a greater degree than the more urbanized metropolitan areas. The area is distinguished with traditional architecture, like stave churches and lafteverk, folk music and food; some are concerned for the loss of local culture in the face of modernization. There are many tourist traps, which have a tendency of becoming Disneyland versions of the actual culture in the ski resorts, which are transformed by people from the cities, with increased building of shops and vacation houses, it is common to see moose warning signs missing from their posts, because of many tourists taking them home as a souvenir. This is of course illegal, can result in a fine; the coastal region is densely populated both by European standards. This region was the early industrialized.

Traditionally the biggest export was timber and shipping, now employment in the industrial sector is in decline and most people are working in service-oriented companies. The coastal area is varied, from the metropolitan Oslo to the more quiet and idyllic old maritime city of Drøbak, the oldest city in Norway, Tønsberg There is some museum railway lines, for example the Krøder Line, where one can ride heritage steam and diesel trains on old twisty railway tracks. Oslo, the capital of Norway, has attracted people from all over Norway. Most of the immigrants settle here as well. There are numerous mosques, Hindu shrines, Sikh temples, Buddhist temples, as well as many churches, giving Oslo a cosmopolitan feel. East Norway travel guide from Wikivoyage

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts founded in 1947. It attempts to replicate the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by the English colonists who became known as the Pilgrims, they were among the first people who immigrated to America to seek religious separation from the Church of England. It is a not-for-profit museum supported by Administrations, contributions and volunteers; the re-creations are based upon a wide variety of first-hand and second-hand records, accounts and period paintings and artifacts, the museum conducts ongoing research and scholarship, including historical archaeological excavation and curation locally and abroad. In the 1624 English Village section of the museum, first-person interpreters have been trained to speak and dress appropriately for the period, whereas third-person interpreters have been trained to answer inquiries that guests may have which those in character are unable to answer while in their respective roles.

At Plimoth Plantation, they are called historical interpreters, they interact with their "strange visitors" in the first person, answering questions, discussing their lives and viewpoints, participating in tasks such as cooking, planting and animal husbandry. The 1624 English Village loosely follows a time line, chronologically representing the calendar year 1624 from late March through November, depicting day-to-day life and seasonal activities, as well as featuring some key historical events, such as funerals and special celebrations. Henry Hornblower II started the Museum in 1947 with help and support from friends and business associates, as two English cottages and a fort on Plymouth's waterfront. Since the Museum has grown to include a Mayflower II replica, the English Village, the Wampanoag Homesite, the Hornblower Visitor Center, the Craft Center, the Maxwell and Nye Barns, the Plimoth Grist Mill. Alongside the settlement is a re-creation of a Wampanoag home site, where modern American Indians from a variety of tribes explain and demonstrate how the Wampanoag's ancestors lived and interacted with the settlers.

The museum grounds at Plimoth Plantation include Nye Barn, where historical breeds of livestock are kept, a crafts center where many objects are created for use in the village exhibits, a cinema where educational videos are shown, a Colonial Education site for youth and adult groups, visitors' center with indoor exhibits and educational programs. The two houses on the Colonial Education site were built by Plimoth Plantation for the PBS show Colonial House filmed in Maine. Following the filming, the museum disassembled the houses and reconstructed them at Plimoth Plantation; the roof of one of these houses, the Cook House, was destroyed by a fire from a fireplace on November 19, 2011, the building had to be torn down. Mayflower II is docked near Plymouth Rock and is under the care of the museum. Colonial first-person interpreters represent the officers of the ship circa the 1620s. At some times, the "sailors" go on week-long trips to experience. Plymouth Colony, history of the Plymouth settlement in North America from 1620 - 1691 Plantation Open-air museum Plimoth Plantation "Writings of William Bradford" from C-SPAN's American Writers: A Journey Through History, broadcast from Plimoth Plantation, March 19, 2001

Salto Mortale (1931 French film)

Salto Mortale is a 1931 French-German drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Gina Manès, Daniel Mendaille and Léon Roger-Maxime. It was the French-language version of the German production Salto Mortale. Gina Manès as Marina Daniel Mendaille as Jim Léon Roger-Maxime as Robby Alfred Machard as L'agent de publicité François Viguier as Grimby Marie-Antoinette Buzet as Une artiste Michéle André Saint-Germain Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder; the Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009, Colin. Genre and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929-1939. Indiana University Press, 2002. Salto Mortale on IMDb Category:German multilingual films

Catholic University of Pernambuco

The Catholic University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, is a Catholic University and non-profit, run by the Society of Jesus. It is considered as one of the best Universities in Brazil, the best private one in the north and Northeast of Brazil. Unicap was founded on September 27, 1951, recognized by the Federal Government on January 18, 1952, it grew out of the first Catholic school in the region, Manoel da Nóbrega College of Philosophy and Letters, founded by the Jesuits of the northeast region in 1943. In its development, the University faced incorporation and aggregation or creation of Colleges, Institutes, or Schools, to implement in 1974 the university reform law, adopting the model homogeneous ternary Rectory and Departments. Unicap today includes an educational complex with 15,000 students from first-degree courses to graduate school; some 50,000 have graduated. The Central Library, named for Aloísio M. de Carvalho, SJ, has 15,000 registered users, 400,000 visits per year, more than 700,000 loans, with on average of 3,500 readers per day.

Its 450,000 volumes are indexed on internet. It is the biggest library of a University in the Northeast region of Brazil. In 2010, in its first evaluation by the Ministry of Education, Unicap received a 4 out of 5. Singled out for commendation were "The policy for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate, extension," the policy of incentives for graduates, the approval of the trained law course in the examination of the Bar Association of Brazil, 33 Unicap research groups registered with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, the program of scholarships for teachers and employees. Unicap’s Student Exchange Program offers one or two semesters in an IES exchange program at the national or international level; this is encouraged by the Association of Universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, for a beneficial integration of students from Latin American Jesuit higher education institutions. Unicap receives foreign IES students in exchange. Universidade Católica de Pernambuco maintains a microbial culture collection whose strains are qualified using the UCP epithet.

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Nyaruko: Crawling with Love

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love known as Nyaruko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, is a Japanese light novel series written by Manta Aisora and illustrated by Koin. It was inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos; the series' twelve volumes were published by Soft Bank Creative under their GA Bunko imprint between April 2009 and March 2014. A flash-animated original video animation by DLE titled Haiyore! Nyaruko was published in between October 2009 and March 2010, followed by a television series, Haiyore! Nyaruko: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft, which aired in Japan between December 2010 and February 2011. An anime television series by Xebec aired in Japan between April and June 2012 and a second season aired between April and June 2013. An OVA was released in 2015. Two manga adaptations have been produced. A video game adaptation, developed by 5pb. for PlayStation Vita was released in Japan on May 30, 2013. The story of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san centers around Nyaruko, a formless Lovecraftian deity of chaos who can take on the shape of a cute silver-haired girl.

Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school boy, being chased by a fearsome black alien one night, until Nyaruko saves him. She explains that the creatures from H. P. Lovecraft's works are races of aliens, that she has been sent to Earth by the Space Defense Agency to protect him from being kidnapped by an alien trafficker. Aliens find the Earth strangely attractive, for entertainment, auction or resources. One by one, the Great Old Ones enter Earth illegally. Nyaruko and two other Lovecraftian creatures and Hastur, end up being freeloaders at Mahiro's place. Mahiro has become accustomed to his protection detail of Nyarlathotep and Hastur making his life fascinating. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san began as a light novel series written by Manta Aisora with illustrations by Koin; the series, spanning twelve volumes, was published by Soft Bank Creative under their GA Bunko imprint between April 15, 2009, March 17, 2014. Short stories have been published in Soft Bank Creative's GA Magazine. A Flash original video animation titled Haiyoru!

Nyaruani was directed by Azuma Tani. The first episode was streamed on October 23, 2009. Further episodes were published on December 19, 2010 on DVD as part of the GA Magazine Vol. 3. All 9 episodes were released on March 15, 2010 as part of the Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 4: Special Box; the first eight episodes are about one to two minutes in length, while the final episode is about six minutes long. Another anime series titled Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft produced by DLE and directed by Azuma Tani, aired 11 episodes on BS11 Digital between December 11, 2010, February 26, 2011; each episode is about four minutes in length. The twelfth episode was released as an original video animation included with the Haiyoru! Nyaruani 1&2 Perfect Box, a DVD compilation containing both Flash anime series. An anime television series produced by Xebec aired in Japan between April 10 and June 26, 2012. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles outside Asia, along with the two Flash series, under the name Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos.

A DVD containing a short original video animation based on the short story "Easy Way to Kill Enemies" was offered to those who purchased all the BD/DVD volumes of the first season. NIS America licensed the series in North America and released on subtitled Blu-ray Disc on April 15, 2014. A second season called Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W aired in Japan between April 8 and July 1, 2013, was simulcast by Crunchyroll. An OVA episode on DVD was released for buying all of the second season's Blu-ray Disc or DVD volumes. An OVA Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F was released on June 19, 2015. Opening themes"Taiyō Iwaku Moeyo Chaos" by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G "Koi wa Chaos no Shimobenari" by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G "Haiyore Once Nyagain" by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G Ending themes"Suki, Daisuki." by Kana Asumi "Koisuru Otome no Catharsis" by Lisp "Zutto Be With You" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san "Magamagashiku mo Seinaru kana" by Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai (Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki and Yuka Ōtsubo "Yotte S. O. S." by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san "Wonder Nanda?

Kataomoi" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Jashin-san "Kirai na Wake Lychee" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Tamao-san "Sister, Lover" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Kūko-san to Kūne-san "Ai Crusader's†Striver" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Mahiro-san to Yoichi-san "Kimi no Tonari de" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san "Kitto Engage" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Nyaruko-san A manga adaptation titled Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

Armenian Cathedral of Moscow

The Armenian Cathedral of Moscow known as Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, is the seat of the Diocese of Russia of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Constructed in seven years, it was consecrated in September 2013 by leaders of the Armenian Apostolic and Russian Orthodox churches, it is considered the largest Armenian church complex outside Armenia. In the pre-Soviet period, Moscow had three Armenian Apostolic churches—two of which, built in the 18th century, were demolished by the Soviet authorities by the 1930s; the sole church to survive was the small 19th century Holy Resurrection Church at the Moscow Armenian Cemetery. Holy Resurrection was returned to the Armenian Church in 1956 and served as the city's sole Armenian church for more than five decades. In post-Soviet period, the Armenian population of Moscow increased reaching as many as 500,000, while the 2010 Russian census recorded 170,000 Armenians in the city of Moscow and Moscow Oblast; the church was conceived in 1996. Moscow authorities allotted land plot for the church complex in the same year.

It was planned to complete construction by 2001. Archbishop Tigran Kyureghian, alleged of embezzling $3 million, was replaced by Catholicos Garegin II with the latter's brother—Yezras Nersisian in 2001. Subsequently, the new bishop began to raise funds for its construction. In October 2004 Catholicos Garegin II and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow ceremonially set the cornerstone of the church complex; the construction of the church itself lasted seven years. The construction was extended due to various reasons. Various individuals contributed to the construction, including wealthy Russian-Armenian businessmen such as Samvel Karapetyan and Ruben Vardanyan. Yezras Nersisian, primate of Russia, stated that an unknown amount of money was spent on the construction of the church because many individuals provided not money, but construction material. However, an estimated $30–35 million is believed to have been spent on construction of the complex; the consecration ceremony took place on September 17, 2013 and was presided by Catholicos Garegin II.

In attendance were Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan, dozens of Armenian bishops from Armenia and the diaspora, representatives of Russia's Muslim and Jewish communities, many others. The first Divine Liturgy took place on September 22, 2013. In January 2017 pieces of relics of Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia's patron saint, was presented to the church by Artur Janibekyan, Armenia-born TV producer and manager of Russia’s most popular TV channels; the cathedral is a part of a larger complex. Besides the cathedral, it includes the chapel of the Holy Cross, an Armenian school, the headquarters of the diocese of Russia and Nor Nakhijevan, an underground museum and exhibition hall and several monuments, a parking lot or 200-300 cars; the church complex and the cathedral were designed by Artak Ghulyan, who took over in 2004. The cathedral was built in traditional Armenian architecture and faced with tuff stone, brought from Anipemza, Armenia—near the medieval Armenian capital of Ani—with over 100 railroad cars.

The cathedral is 58 metres tall, including the 7 metres cross. It is thus the tallest Armenian church of the diaspora. St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan is only taller, at 60 metres; the diameter of the dome is 21 metres. The church was a capacity for 1,000 to 1,200 people. While as many as 2,400 people can fit inside the complex; the exterior of the cathedral is richly decorated with extensive bas-reliefs of Armenian and non-Armenian saints and crosses. Armenians in Russia Notes Citations