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Eastern Romance languages

The Eastern Romance languages are a group of Romance languages. Today, the group consists of the Balkan Romance subgroup which comprises the Romanian language, Aromanian language and two other related minor languages, Megleno-Romanian and Istro-Romanian. Considered a bridge between Italian and Romanian, some classifications include the extinct Dalmatian language as part of the Balkan Romance subgroup. Note: the lexicon used below is not universally recognized Eastern Romance substratum Proto-Romanian language Balkan sprachbund Pannonian Romance

U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

The U. S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is an independent agency of the Government of the United States of America, it was established by U. S. Public Law 99-83; the law directs the Commission to identify and report on cemeteries and historic buildings in Eastern and Central Europe that are associated with the heritage of U. S. citizens endangered properties, obtain, in cooperation with the Department of State, assurances from the governments of the region that the properties will be protected and preserved. In addition to the types of sites specified in the law, the Commission seeks the preservation of similar types of properties, including related archival material. It, additionally and facilitates private and foreign government restoration and preservation projects; the establishment of the Commission recognized that the population of the United States is immigrants and their descendants. Because it is, the United States has an interest in the preservation of sites in other countries.

These sites are an important part of the cultural heritage of many Americans. The Holocaust and 45 years of atheistic, Communist governments created a critical need that led to the Commission’s establishment; the Holocaust annihilated much of Europe’s Jewish population, killing most Jews and forcing others to flee. In many countries, none were left to continue to care for the communal properties that represented a historic culture in the area and constitute an integral part of the Jewish religion; the destruction and deterioration of properties under the Nazis persisted under subsequent Communist regimes. Additionally, Cold War tensions hindered access by Americans who wanted to ensure preservation of the sites. Many properties continue to be endangered. Governments and communities in the region face competing challenges; some Jewish sites have been affected by a resurgence of anti-Semitism. The Commission consists of 21 Members appointed by the President. Of these, seven are appointed in consultation with the Speaker of the U.

S. House of Representatives and seven are appointed in consultation with the President Pro Tempore of the U. S. Senate; the Members are appointed for three-year terms, although they continue to serve until they are replaced. They are not paid for their service. One Member is designated by the President to chair the Commission; the current chair is Paul Packer of New York. Former chairs include Lesley Weiss, Warren L. Miller, Michael Lewan, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Israel Rubin, Betty Heitman. In September 2015, news articles began to question whether a consultant who had assisted the Commission on a part-time basis for many years with the nominal title of executive director in the past had a conflict of interest because he had lobbied the federal government for Puerto Rico and Palau. In November, the Office of Special Counsel raised issues regarding the Commission’s historic use of contractors, including in its hiring of the firm for which Farrow worked, paying it from $80,000 to just over $100,000 a year.

The Commission noted that it never had an actual executive director because of funding limitations and it had discussed the contracting and Farrow’s role with a range of Federal authorities. It rejected the suggestion of a conflict of interest because Farrow’s lobbying was unrelated to the Commission’s jurisdiction and pointed out that it had sought funding for hiring government employees and flexibility in contracting, both of which it subsequently obtained; the Commission cooperates with Central Asian country Kazakhstan in the sphere of preservation of cultural heritage. "The Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kazakh Culture and Sports Ministry in October 2018 to strengthen cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United States." Hu

Atlanta, Wisconsin

Atlanta is a town in Rusk County, United States. The population was 627 at the 2000 census; the unincorporated community of Imalone is located in the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.0 square miles, of which 50.8 square miles is land and 0.2 square mile is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 627 people, 226 households, 176 families residing in the town; the population density was 12.3 people per square mile. There were 273 housing units at an average density of 5.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 0.64 % Native American, 0.48 % from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population. There were 226 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.1% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.09. In the town, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $35,938, the median income for a family was $39,643. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $22,045 for females; the per capita income for the town was $19,055. About 10.3% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over

Malalay University

Malalay Institute of Higher Education is a private university established in 2012 located in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It began its operation in a country, experiencing privatization in higher education for the first time, The Institute became one of the largest private higher education institutions in the city. Malalay Institute offers Medical, Law-Political Science at the undergraduate level, Malalay Institute of Higher Education was established by a group of professors and lecturers from national and international universities, for filling need of higher education in the region; the vision of this institute was to provide quality education to the down-trodden and the underprivileged segments of society. The vision seemed adventurous given the difficult situation in the country and meager resources. However, now after 4 years of continued institutional survival and the demonstration of expansion and growth, it has been obvious that MIHE has well started moving forward towards a successful future of further striving for progressive social development.

Faculty of Medical, having six departments, faculty of Law and Political science that has two departments. The library has more than 100000 Pashto and English books for students in hard and soft copies

Sign o' the Times

Sign o' the Times is the ninth studio album by American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Prince. It was first released as a double album on March 1987, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros.. Records; the album is the follow-up to Parade and is Prince's first album following his disbanding of the Revolution. The album's songs were recorded during 1986 to 1987 in sessions for releases Prince aborted: Dream Factory, the pseudonymous Camille, the triple album Crystal Ball. Prince compromised with label executives and shortened the length of the release to a double album, whose music encompasses a varied range of styles, including funk, psychedelic pop and rock; as with many of Prince's early 1980s albums, Sign o' the Times features extensive use of the Linn LM-1 drum machine on most songs. In addition, many songs on the album feature minimal instrumentation, use of the Fairlight CMI, a state-of-the-art digital sampler. Four of the album's standout songs, "Housequake", "Strange Relationship", "U Got the Look" with Sheena Easton, "If I Was Your Girlfriend" offer sped-up vocals, ostensibly the voice of "Camille", Prince's alter ego of the Sign o' the Times era.

Sign o' the Times' release was supported by several singles, among them the conscious "Sign o' the Times" and "If I Was Your Girlfriend". Sign o' the Times peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, it reached the top 10 in Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and the UK and reached number one in Switzerland. "Sign o' the Times", "U Got the Look" and "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" were all top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Sign o' the Times was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America four months after its release. Following Prince's death in 2016, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 at number 20. Though not as commercially successful as Purple Rain, Sign o' the Times was Prince's most acclaimed record, being voted 1987's best album in the Pazz & Jop critics poll and since being ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time by several publications, it has been regarded by many critics as Prince's best album, ahead of Purple Rain. Writing for The Rolling Stone Album Guide, Michaelangelo Matos regarded it as "the most complete example of artistry's breadth, arguably the finest album of the 1980s".

In 2017, Sign o' the Times was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Prior to the disbanding of the Revolution, Prince was working on two separate projects: The Revolution album Dream Factory and a pseudonymous solo effort, Camille. Unlike the three previous band albums, Dream Factory included input from the band members and lead vocals by Wendy & Lisa; the Camille project saw Prince create an androgynous persona singing in a sped-up, female-sounding voice. With the dismissal of the Revolution, Prince consolidated material from both shelved albums, along with some new songs, into a three-LP album to be titled Crystal Ball. Warner Bros. balked at the idea of trying to sell a three-LP album and forced Prince to trim it down to a double album. As with many of Prince's early 1980s albums, this album features extensive use of the Linn LM-1 drum machine on most songs. In addition, many songs on the album feature minimal instrumentation, use of the Fairlight CMI, a state-of-the-art digital sampler.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Prince used the stock sounds of the Fairlight to create the title track. Four of the album's standout songs, "Housequake", "Strange Relationship", "U Got the Look" with Sheena Easton, "If I Was Your Girlfriend" offer sped-up vocals, ostensibly the voice of "Camille", Prince's alter ego of this era. Prince was known for recording his vocals in the control room area of the studio. In the recording process, a vocalist records in the recording booth, separated from the control room by a window or soundproof door. To have privacy during the vocal recording process, Prince asked his engineer, Susan Rogers, to leave the room. Rogers recalls: We'd get the track halfway or three-quarters of the way there and set him up with a microphone in the control room. He'd have certain tracks on the multi-track that he would use and he'd do the vocal alone. I think, the only way he could get the performance. On some occasions, Prince recorded vocals with his back to her. Prince monitored the vocals with a pair of headphones so Prince's recording microphone would not pick up the speakers she would have used.

Prince used a Sennheiser 441 dynamic microphone for recording vocals at this stage in his career. Though Sign o' the Times was regarded as "less polished" than his earlier efforts, Prince points out that "we spent more time and money on Sign o' the Times than anything he'd done. Much more work went into it." Two of the album's songs were first recorded in 1982 and 1983: "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" and "Strange Relationship". Prince did additional work on both for their placement on the Dream Factory project and involved the "Wendy & Lisa" partnership of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on the former; when the project was canceled, "Strange Relationship" was further updated for Camille. The remaining tracks were recorded between March and December 1986; the surviving Camille tracks feature a playful sped-up vocal. "U Got the Look" was recorded in this manner, though it was not intended for the Camille album. Described by Rolling Stone as "the most expansive R&B record" of the 1980s, Sign o' the Times encompasses a wide range of styles.

Music critic Stephen

Andy Dindar

Andrew Dindar is a former South African born English first-class cricketer. Dindar was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace and who fielded as a wicketkeeper, he was born at Transvaal. Dindar made his first-class debut for Gloucestershire in the 1962 County Championship against Leicestershire. From 1962 to 1963, he represented the county in 7 first-class matches, the last of which came against Worcestershire. In his 7 first-class matches, he scored 100 runs at a batting average of 12.50, with a single half century high score of 55. With the ball he took 3 wickets at a bowling average of 23.33, with best figures of 3/32. He left Gloucestershire at the end of the 1963 season; some thirteen years he joined Hertfordshire. His debut in the Minor Counties Championship for the county came against Buckinghamshire in the 1976 Minor Counties Championship. From 1976 to 1980, he represented the county in 20 matches. In 1981, Dindar joined Berkshire, making his debut for the county in the 1981 Minor Counties Championship against Buckinghamshire.

From 1981 to 1984, he represented the county in 28 Minor Counties Championship matches, the last of which came in the 1984 Championship when Berkshire played Devon. Dindar played one match in the MCCA Knockout Trophy for Berkshire against Norfolk, played a single List-A match for Berkshire, against Yorkshire in the 1983 NatWest Trophy. Andy Dindar at Cricinfo