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Geography of Kuwait

Kuwait is a small country in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. A prosperous trade center for many centuries, Kuwait came to greater international prominence in the post-World War II era because of its strategic location at the head of the Persian Gulf and oil revenues. Since 2006, Kuwait has been governed by Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his designated successor, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince. In the postwar period, these men have supported the strengthening of democratic participation in decision making, as provided for in the Constitution. Kuwait is located at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf. Kuwait is 17,820 square kilometres in size. At its most distant points, it is about 200 km north to south, 170 km east to west. Kuwait's area consists of desert; as mentioned, Kuwait borders the Persian Gulf with 195 km of coast. Within its territory are nine islands, two of which and Warbah, are uninhabited but strategically important.

Due to the Iraq-Kuwait war, many people left their homes on islands and have since not returned to their homes. Kuwait's most prominent geographic feature is Kuwait Bay, which indents the shoreline for about forty kilometers, providing natural protection for the port of Kuwait, accounts for nearly one half the country's shoreline. To the south and west, Kuwait shares a long border of 250 kilometers with Saudi Arabia; the boundary between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia was set by the Treaty of Al Uqayr in 1922, which established the Saudi–Kuwaiti neutral zone of 5,700 square kilometers between the two nations. In 1966, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia agreed to divide the neutral zone; the resources in the area, now known as the Divided Zone, are not affected by the agreement. The oil from onshore and offshore fields continues to be shared between the two countries; the third side of the triangle-shaped nation is the 240 kilometers of contested border between Kuwait and Iraq. Although the Iraqi government, which had first asserted a claim to rule Kuwait in 1938, recognized the borders with Kuwait in 1963, it continued to press Kuwait for control over Bubiyan and Warbah islands through the 1960s and 1970s.

In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and, shortly thereafter, formally incorporated the entire country into Iraq. Under United Nations Security Council Resolution 687, after the restoration of Kuwaiti sovereignty in 1991, a UN commission undertook formal demarcation of the borders on the basis of those agreed to in 1963; the boundary was demarcated in 1992. Recent events from 2008 to the present day have seen the positive advancement of maritime border relations with Iraq with the development of the Khawr Abd Allah Protocols; the non-legally binding KAA Protocols were developed and mediated between the heads of the Kuwaiti and Iraqi navies by Major David Hammond Royal Marines, the British naval lawyer and legal advisor to Combined Task Force 158. This included the production of the KAA Interoperability Admiralty Chart by Major Hammond and, subsequently distributed to both countries, having been produced by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. In November 2008, the KAA Protocols were signed at Kuwait Naval Base having been verbally agreed on board HMS Chatham in May 2008.

The signing meeting saw the first formal meeting of the heads of respective navies since before the 1991 Gulf War. Subsequently, the success of the non-legally binding protocols was reported to the US Congress on January 9, 2009 in the Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq Report. Kuwait has an arid climate. Kuwait has a huge temperature difference between summer. Rainfall in the nation varies from 75 to 150 millimeters a year. Actual rainfall has ranged from 25 millimeters a year to as much as 325 millimeters. In summer, average daily high temperatures range from 42 to 48 °C. Mitribah temperatures until mid 2010 were affected by overexposure conditions and the station was fixed; the summers are quite long, punctuated by dramatic dust storms in March and April when northwesterly winds cover the cities in sand. In the late summer, more humid. By the end of October all of the hot weather is over, colder winter weather sets in, dropping temperatures to as low as −6 °C at night. On the other hand, daytime temperature is between 10–17 °C.

In this time, there are strong thunderstorms. Frost occurs when the temperatures drop below 5 °C. Kuwait's winter is colder than in other Persian Gulf countries, such as Bahrain, Qatar or United Arab Emirates. Kuwait experiences colder weather because it is situated farther north, because of cold winds blowing from upper Iraq and Iran. In Kuwait, precipitation occurs from October until April. Area Total: 17,818 km² Land: 17,818 km² Water: 0 km²Area—comparative Slightly smaller than the US state of New Jersey, Fiji Land boundaries Total: 475 km Border countries: Iraq 254 km, Saudi Arabia 221 kmCoastline 499 km Maritime claims Exclusive Economic Zone 11,026 km2 Territorial sea: 12 nmi Elevation extremes Lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m Highest point: Mutla Ridge 306 m Nat

Iris Häussler

Iris Haeussler is a conceptual and installation art artist of German origin. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Many of Iris Haeussler's works are detailed, hyperrealistic installations that visitors can decode as narrative stories. Recurring topics in her work include historic and social origins, such as family ties and relationships, physical conditions, such as geography architecture and housing. Haeussler studied at the Academy of Munich under Heribert Sturm. Students at a German academy of fine arts in the 1980s followed a loosely structured curriculum that emphasized studio work. There were few mandatory courses, rather an emphasis was placed on exploration and experiment and critical discussion. Haeussler's experiments were influenced by artistic positions of Joseph Beuys. Recognition received include a scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the Karl-Hofer Prize of the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts and a Kunstfonds Fellowship, she has shown throughout Europe in the nineties before moving to Toronto, Canada in 2001.

Haeussler had a guest professorship at the Munich Academy in 1999. In Toronto she taught sketching and sculpture at the Toronto School of Art from 2005-2013, she has given talks about her work in Germany, Australia, the Norwegian Arctic, the US and Canada. Haeussler was trained as a conceptual artist and sculptor, but her work is not classified by method or genre: she has had solo-shows of sketches and drawings, sculpture as well as participatory, interactive pieces; however her most notable works are large, immersive installations. Philosopher Mark Kingwell notes: "It is an example of what we might label haptic conceptual art: the art of ideas that functions by way of immersion ravishment."With her installations, she creates hyper-real installations by presenting the living situations of fictitious protagonists who have arranged their lives somewhere between obsession and art. As well as these immersive installations, Haeussler is known for her studio sculptural work and drawings. "Synthetic Memories" is a tag.

Years in the making, they derive much of their credibility from painstaking attention to site-specific detail and hyper-realist staging. They are invariably off-site works. For her installations she adopted a strategy of erasing herself and the conventions of presenting her work as "art" by creating environments built up and abandoned by obsessed and tormented individuals living in isolation. Ou Topos - Wien, Her earliest apartment installation recreated the situation of an aged man in a turn-of-the-century social housing project "Ou Topos" in Vienna, Austria. Focus of the installation was the bedroom, filled with thousands of tin cans of food and preserves, stacked in crude, wooden shelves, each wrapped in thick lead-foil and labeled with their date of expiry. Visitor's unsupervised." " sensitizes for the circumstances of others, without trespassing on their intimacy or dignity. In order to create an authentic representation, has lived in this apartment for half a year, she immersed herself into this unfamiliar space, absorbed the odors of the house, listened to its sounds and adapted her routines to those of the other inhabitants.

When the apartment was opened to visitors and reality appeared superimposed". Pro Polis was Haeussler's first hotel intervention, staged in a three-star Hotel near the Duomo in Milano,"ProPolis" - Hotel Gritti ***, Milano</ref> Italy. The walls, floor and all amenities of a guest room were covered with a thick layer of wax. Visitors obtained the key at the reception for an unsupervised experience of the space. With this work Haeussler "reverses the canon of sculpture, in the spirit of the revolutionary sculptor Medardo Rosso, raises the question of overcoming its intrinsic limitations". Monopati, featured two apartments in two separate cities - Munich and Berlin, Germany; these were transformed into different narratives, but remained connected through a single picture of a school class, taken in the late 1930s that could be seen in both apartments. Visitors were able to obtain the key to the apartments at nearby galleries and proceed on their own into the installation; the Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach was Iris Haeussler's first major work in North America and her largest and most complex installation at that time.

Curated by Rhonda Corvese and reviewed and acclaimed nationally and internationally, this multilayered installation in an entire house in downtown Toronto "The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach" - Toronto recounts the life of an aged, reclusive artist, through the mediation of an on-site archivist. The project was not publicized as an artwork but presented as an assessment by the fictitious "Municipal Archives". Haeussler intended to facilitate an unhindered experience of discovery; the subsequent disclosure sparked controversy on the ethics of engaging uninformed visitors in an emotional encounter with a fictional narrative, presented as fact. Canada's National Post ran the frontpage headline "Reclusive down

Maitena Burundarena

Maitena Burundarena, better known as Maitena, is an Argentine cartoonist. Maitena drew erotic strips for example Makoki, in Barcelona. In Argentina, she worked in Sex Humor, Hum®, Cerdos y Peces, she worked as a graphic illustrator for Argentine magazines and newspapers, as well as publishers specialized in school texts. She was a TV screenwriter and bar owner, her first strip, was published in Tiempo Argentino, a Buenos Aires newspaper. Her work was compiled in a book called Y en las mujeres. In 1993, Para Ti -a leading Argentine women's magazine- approached her to do a weekly humor page; such was the origin of Mujeres Alteradas, a comic strip now published throughout the world. In 1999, Mujeres Alteradas was'translated' from Argentine Spanish to European Spanish and started appearing in El País Semanal, the Sunday edition of El País, from Madrid. Mujeres Alteradas has been translated into several languages; the strips have been collected into five books published by Lumen in Spain and Sudamericana, in Argentina.

Mujeres Alteradas has sold 150,000 books just in Argentina. Between 1998 and 2003, Maitena published a daily comic panel in La Nación´s humor section, under the name Superadas; this strip is published in several Argentine newspapers such as La Voz del Interior and Los Andes. The strip is published in several other international newspapers. Towards the end of 2002, selected strips were published as a book named Superadas 1. In June 2003, Maitena began to publish the Sunday strip Curvas peligrosas in La Nación. Unlike many fellow Argentine humourists, who rely on their characters' circumstances, Maitena focuses on the inner feelings of the female world, she is of Polish ancestry. Her father, Carlos Burundarena, was a Basque-stock conservative academician, the last Minister of Education of the Argentine dictatorship of the 1980s, her mother was an architect with Polish ancestry. Maitena lives in Argentina, she has three sons. Women on the Edge 1 Women on the Edge 2 Women on the Edge 3 Women on the Edge 4 Women on the Edge 5 Curvas Peligrosas 1 Curvas Peligrosas 2 Superadas 1 Superadas 2 Superadas 3 Official page Burundarena, Maitena at the Spanish-language Auñamendi Encyclopedia.

Interview for EuskoNews & Media by Julia López. Spanish language with RealMedia audio and Basque translation

32nd Daytime Emmy Awards

The 32nd Daytime Emmy Awards, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from the 2004 calendar year, was held on Friday, May 20, 2005 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. CBS televised the ceremonies in the United States. Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented on May 14, 2005, while nominations were announced on March 2. CBS conducted an online viewer poll to decide the "Most Irresistible Combination"; the following is a partial list of nominees, with winners in bold: All My Children: Julie Hanan Carruthers, Executive Producer. Cates, Associate Director; the Price is Right Who Wants to be a Millionaire Bob Barker, The Price is Right Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! Meredith Vieira, Who Wants to be a Millionaire Dr. Phil: Carla Pennington Stewart, Executive Producer The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ellen DeGeneres, Executive Producer.

Solicitor General for England and Wales

Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales, known informally as the Solicitor General, is one of the law officers of the Crown in the government of the United Kingdom. They are the deputy of the Attorney General, whose duty is to advise the Crown and Cabinet on the law, they can exercise the powers of the Attorney General in the Attorney General's absence. There is a Solicitor General for Scotland, the deputy of the Lord Advocate; as well as the Sovereign's Solicitor General, the Prince of Wales and a Queen consort are entitled to have an Attorney and Solicitor General, though the present Prince of Wales has only an Attorney General and no Solicitor General. The Solicitor General is addressed in court as "Mr Solicitor" or "Ms Solicitor". Despite the title, the position is held by a barrister. Michael Ellis was appointed as Solicitor General for the Johnson ministry on 26 July 2019, replacing Lucy Frazer, who had held the post since 9 May 2019. Incomplete Richard Fowler 1461–1470 Richard Page 1470-1483 Thomas Lynon 1483–1485 Andrew Dimmock 1485–1503 Colour key: Conservative Labour


Clipse is an American hip hop duo, formed by brothers Gene "No Malice" Thornton and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1992. The group was affiliated with the production team The Neptunes, in 2001 signed to their imprint Star Trak Entertainment; the Thornton brothers were moved to Virginia Beach. They formed the group Jarvis and were introduced to Pharrell Williams, one half of the production team The Neptunes. Impressed with their lyrical talents, Williams formed a working relationship with the duo, he helped them secure a recording contract with Elektra in 1996. Under Elektra, with The Neptunes handling its production, The Clipse recorded its debut album, Exclusive Audio Footage; the group's 1st single, "The Funeral", helped to generate fan interest in the album, but failed to make a significant commercial impact. With "The Funeral" deemed a failure, Exclusive Audio Footage; the Clipse was released from Elektra shortly thereafter but promotional CDs of the album still exist.

In early 2001, Williams signed the duo to Arista Records through his established Star Trak imprint. Clipse released its commercial debut Lord Willin' on August 20, 2002; the album opened at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-hop Album chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 200, fueled by the strength of the 1st two singles, "Grindin'" and "When the Last Time", which peaked at #30 and #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Third single "Ma, I Don't Love Her" was a modest hit, reaching #86 on the Hot 100. On October 1, 2002—a month after its release—Lord Willin' was certified Gold by the RIAA. Clipse made another dent in the rap music world that year by providing rhymes for Justin Timberlake's first solo single, "Like I Love You," another Neptunes-produced crossover radio hit, as well as "What Happened to That Boy" with Birdman. Pusha T featured in singer Nivea's 2nd single Run Away. In late 2003, Clipse began recording material for Hell Hath No Fury. However, further work on the album ground to a halt in 2004, when Arista Records's urban artists were absorbed by its sister label Jive Records as part of a larger merger between Sony Music Entertainment and BMG.

Due to contractual requirements, Clipse was forced to stay on Jive, while Star Trak and the rest of its roster moved to a new home at Interscope Records. While Clipse resumed work on the album, finished its recording, the duo became frustrated with Jive, as the label overlooked it in favor of the more pop-oriented acts on its roster, which caused numerous delays in the release of Hell Hath No Fury; as delays continued, the group asked for a formal release from its contract. When Jive refused to grant this request, the duo sued the label. While the litigation took place, Clipse released new material through their We Got It 4 Cheap mixtape series, which featured Clipse and two Philadelphia rappers: long-time friend Ab-Liva and newcomer Sandman, known collectively as "The Re-Up Gang". On May 9, 2006, Clipse reached an agreement with Jive Records to release the album through its own label, Re-Up Records, along with Jive. After two more changes in its release date Hell Hath No Fury was released on November 28, 2006.

It spawned "Wamp Wamp" with Slim Thug. While the album received a great deal of critical acclaim, its sales were modest, at 78,000 in the first week; the hip hop magazine XXL gave the album a "XXL" rating. Only five albums had received that honor. In 2010, Rhapsody named the album one of the top coke-rap albums of all time. In a May 19, 2007, interview with Eye Weekly, Clipse revealed that the group had been released from its recording contract with Jive. After this, the duo began discussions with several record labels signing with Columbia Records on October 26, 2007. On August 8, 2008, the duo released the Re-Up Gang's self-titled debut studio album through Koch Records; the album's first single, "Fast Life", was produced by Scott Storch. The single was slated for the duo's third album, but they felt it would be better used for the Re-Up Gang album. Only Malice and Pusha-T appear on the track. After the release, Sandman left the group. In November 2008, Clipse announced the launch of Play Cloths.

A mixtape called Road to Till the Casket Drops was released on December 1, 2008 in promotion of the line. The follow-up to Hell Hath No Fury, titled Til the Casket Drops, was released in December 2009. In a departure from the group's previous works, which only featured production from the Neptunes, the album features production from Sean "Diddy" Combs' production team the Hitmen, DJ Khalil; the album did not fare as well commercially as the group's first two albums, peaking at #41 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart. At a concert on April 30, 2010, Malice announced that he and Pusha T would release solo albums in the year. On September 12, 2010, Pusha T confirmed to MTV. Pusha T released his mixtape'Fear of God' in March 2011. In 2010, B. F. Goodrich launched a series of tire commercials starring snowboarder Shaun White and featuring the track "Young Boy" from Lord Willin'; the ads prominently highlight the lyric, "I'ma tell you what I'm talkin"bout." Pusha T has stated that they are no longer signed to Columbia Records, that they are working on a new album.

Malice published Wretched, Poor, Blind & Naked, released on St. Valentine's Day 2011.