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Elizabeth Phillips

Elizabeth Phillips is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division. She was signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Phillips made her amateur MMA debut in June 2011, she amassed a record of 3 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw over the next year. Phillips made her professional MMA debut in September 2012. Before signing with the UFC she built a record of 1 loss. Phillips made her UFC debut against Valérie Létourneau at UFC 174 on June 14, 2014, she lost the fight via split decision. Phillips next faced Milana Dudieva at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le on August 23, 2014, she lost the fight via controversial split decision. In her third fight with the promotion, Phillips faced Jessamyn Duke at UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 on July 25, 2015, she won the bout by unanimous decision. During her fight with Duke, Phillips suffered two wardrobe malfunctions, her left nipple was accidentally exposed in the first round, her right nipple in the third round. Both incidents occurred; the footage of her bare nipples was edited from the recordings, but many screenshots and videos were recorded by fans.

Phillips faced Raquel Pennington at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016. She was subsequently released from the promotion. List of current UFC fighters List of female mixed martial artists Elizabeth Phillips at UFC Professional MMA record for Elizabeth Phillips from Sherdog

James A. Norton

James Albert Norton was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Norton was born in Bettsville and attended the district schools where he graduated from Tiffin High School. During the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army in August 1862, he was a sergeant in One Hundred and First Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to first lieutenant and adjutant of the One Hundred and Twenty-third Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, in 1864, he mustered out of the service in 1865. After the war Norton studied medicine and commenced practice in Ohio in 1867 and continued in that profession until 1879, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1879. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1873-1879, as chairman of the State Democratic committee 1887-1892. From 1885-1892 he served as County auditor and as commissioner of railroads and telegraphs from 1889 to 1895, when he resigned to accept a position in the legal department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.. Norton was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh Congresses.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress and resumed legal service with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He died July 24, 1912 in Tiffin and was interred in a mausoleum in Green Lawn Cemetery. United States Congress. "James A. Norton". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-04-17 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

Horia Mosadiq

Horia Mosadiq is an Afghan human rights activist, political analyst and journalist. She has faced personal threats for her work as an journalist. Mosadiq works for Amnesty International. Mosadiq was a child when Afghanistan was invaded by the Soviets in 1979. Mosadiq started studying journalism at Kabul University in 1992, she was forced to stop attending college and left Afghanistan shortly after Najibullah's government was overturned. She and her family sought refuge in Pakistan in 1995, where she worked in Islamabad as a journalist for United Press International. Mosadiq finished her master's degree in Public Relations from Berkeley University. After the United States and Britain invaded Afghanistan in 2002, she moved back to her home country and began working for Amnesty International in Kabul, which only stayed open until 2003. After that, she did various jobs for different human rights agencies, she provided political commentary for Newsweek in 2004. Mosadiq began getting threats from those.

In 2008, Amnesty International helped her and her family moved to London where she started working for Amnesty International under a work permit visa. Her husband had been shot at and her daughter's face slashed. Mosadiq says that "As long as the threats were directed to me, I didn't care because when you decide what to do, you are aware of the dangers, but when everything was directed against my family, it was quite difficult to see your family paying for what you do."Mosadiq works for Amnesty International as their Afghanistan Researcher. She first started working for them in this capacity in 2008; as a member of Amnesty International, she travels between London and Kabul. Mosadiq provided the research for the Amnesty International report, "Fleeing war, Finding Misery: The Plight of the Internally Displaced in Afghanistan." She reported to CNN news in an interview, that while human rights gains have occurred slowly since 2002 in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has seen some progress over time.

Horia Mosadiq discusses women's rights in Afghanistan

Yixing clay teapot

Yixing clay teapots called Purple Sand, are made from Yixing clay. This traditional style used to brew tea originated in China, dating back to the 15th century, are made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Archaeological excavations reveal that as early as the Song dynasty potters near Yixing were using local "zisha" to make utensils that may have functioned as teapots. According to the Ming dynasty author Zhou Gaoqi, during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, a monk from Jinsha Temple in Yixing handcrafted a fine quality teapot from local clay; such teapots soon became popular with the scholarly class, the fame of Yixing teapots began to spread. Yíxīng teapots are made in nearby Dīngshān known as Dingshu, on the west side of Lake Tai. Hundreds of teapot shops line the edges of the town's crowded streets and it is a popular tourist destination for many Chinese. While Dīngshān is home to dozens of ceramics factories, Yíxīng Zǐshā Factory Number 1, which opened in 1958, processes a large part of the clay used in the region, produces fine pottery ware, has a large commercial showroom.

In addition to the better known teapots, tea pets and grain jars, flower vases, glazed tiles, ornamental rocks, ornamental waste bins are all manufactured in the community. Yixing teapots are meant for use with oolong teas, as well as aged pǔ' ěr tea, they can be used for green or white tea, but the water must be allowed to cool to around 85 °C before pouring the water into the pot. Yixing teapots absorb a tiny amount of tea into the pot during brewing. After prolonged use, the pot will develop a coating that retains the colour of the tea, it is for this reason. Instead, it should be allowed to air-dry. A studious tea connoisseur will only steep one type of tea in a particular pot, so as not to corrupt the flavour, absorbed. Yixing teapots are smaller than their western counterparts as the tea is brewed for only a few seconds before it is served to guests. Reusing the same tea leaves multiple times, the first brew of the tea leaf is used only to clean tea and cups and is not to be consumed. Chinese people traditionally drink from cups that hold less than 30 ml of liquid and are repeatedly filled so that they may cool but can be ingested before the tea becomes cold.

Prices can vary from a couple dozen to thousands of yuan. A pot was auctioned in 2010 for 12.32 million yuan. The price of Yixing teapots are dependent on such factors such as age, artist and production methods; the more expensive pots are shaped by hand using wooden and bamboo tools to manipulate the clay into form, while cheaper Yixing pots are produced by slipcasting. K. S. Lo, et al; the Stonewares of Yixing: from the Ming period to the Present Day. Wain, Peter, "A Taste of Transition: The Teapots of Yixing", Ceramic Review, 153, May/June 1995, pp. 42–45p Pan Chunfang, Yixing Pottery: the World of Chinese Tea Culture. Yixing Clay Teapot at China Online Museum "A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics"; the Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries. OCLC. "Zisha Teapots with National Living Treasure Zhou Gui Zhen and Zhu Jian Long". Video of hand making a teapot

Muricholic acid

Muricholic acids are a group of bile acids found as one of the main forms in mice, which gives them their name, at low concentrations in other species. Muricholic acids differ from the primary bile acids found in humans, cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid, by having a hydroxyl group in the β-conformation at the 6-position; the orientation of the hydroxyl group at the 7 position defines α- or β-muricholic acid. Muricholic acids are detectable at low concentrations in human urine; the three major bile acids in germ-free mice are cholic acid, α-muricholic, β-muricholic acids. In conventional mice with a normal microbiome, ω-muricholic acid, various sulfated forms are found. Conjugation with taurine, or with glycine takes place in the liver before secretion; the enzyme responsible for the 6-hydroxylation reactions forming muricholates in rodents is the cytochrome P450 Cyp2c70. This produces α-muricholic acid from chenodeoxycholic acid, β-muricholic acid from ursodeoxycholic acid. Tauromuricholic acids were shown to be potent antagonists of the bile acid receptor farnesoid X receptor

Ahmed Taymour

Ahmed Tawfik Taymour Pasha was an Egyptian writer and historian. Taymour Pasha was born on 6 November 1871 in Cairo to a family of the Egyptian elite, his father Isma'il Taymur being of Kurdish origin and his mother of Turkish descent. Isma'il Taymur was a member of the royal entourage of the Muhammad Ali dynasty, of Albanian origin; the family's Turco-Circassian background was common among the Egyptian elite. Ahmed was educated by his elder sister, Aisha Taymur, a social activist and novelist, active in the field of women's rights and her husband Muhammad Tawfiq. For some years, he did not finish it with a degree, he stead home, where he learned Persian. Before he reached his 20th birthday, he began his career as a writer, his house became a meeting place for many cultured men of his time who discussed literature, modern sciences and politics. He was widowed early when his wife died of measles, he left his family's house in Cairo to the nearby countryside, he focused on the education of his two sons and Mahmoud Taymur, who gained fame as a playwright and, in the case of Mahmoud Taymur, as a novelist.

As a wealthy scholar and bibliophile he encouraged their literary pursuits. Aisha had been influenced by the Ottoman age notion of'pure aesthetics'. Ahmed's outlook was more on the search of a renewed Arab Golden Age, common among Egyptian intellectuals after the 1882 British Rule in Egypt, he however as a man of "many letters" pioneered the study of folklore and folkart, including the shadow play tradition, that had spread during the Ottoman period. Taymour Pasha wrote among others, the following six books in Arabic: A'lam al-muhandisin fi'l-Islam –Eminent Geometers, in Islam al-Amthal al-'ammiyya – Colloquial Proverbs al-Athar an-nabawiyya – The Prophet's Traces al-Hubb'inda'l-'Arab – Love among Arabs Dabt al-a'lam – Survey of Eminent Personalities La'b al-'Arab – Games of the Arabs He spent his large inherited fortune on books and scripts, he bequeathed his library of more than 20,000 books to public use to the Egyptian National Library. It contains rare Arabic masterpieces, he was well versed in literature and Arab history and a member of the prestigious Arab Academy of Damascus