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Geography of Moldova

Located in Eastern Europe, Moldova is bordered on the west and southwest by Romania and on the north and east by Ukraine. Most of its territory lies between the Nistru and the Prut; the Nistru forms a small part of Moldova's border with Ukraine in the northeast and southeast, but it flows through the eastern part of the country, separating Bessarabia and Transnistria. The Prut River forms Moldova's entire western boundary with Romania; the Danube touches the Moldovan border at its southernmost tip, forms the border for 200 m. Moldova's proximity to the Black Sea gives it a sunny climate. Moldova's climate is moderately continental: the summers are warm and long, with temperatures averaging about 20 °C, the winters are mild and dry, with January temperatures averaging −4 °C. Annual rainfall, which ranges from around 6 centimeters in the north to 4 centimeters in the south, can vary greatly; the heaviest rainfall occurs again in October. Because of the irregular terrain, heavy summer rains cause erosion and river silting.

Weather records. The highest temperature recorded: +41.5 °C on July 21, 2007. The lowest temperature recorded: −35.5 °C on January 20, 1963. Chişinău's climate. Bălți's climate. Tiraspol's climate. Cahul's climate. Most of Moldova's territory is a moderate hilly plateau cut by many streams and rivers. Geologically, Moldova lies on deep sedimentary rock that gives way to harder crystalline outcroppings only in the north. Moldova's hills are part of the Moldavian Plateau, which geologically originate from the Carpathian Mountains; the northern landscape of Moldova is characterized by rolling uplands of the Dniester Hills interlaced with small flat plains in the valleys of the numerous creeks. These hills, which have an average altitude of 240 meters and a maximum altitude of 320 meters, can be divided into the Northern Moldavian Hills and the Dniester Ridge, continue further occupying the northern part of the Chernivtsi oblast in Ukraine; the eastern slopes of the Dniester Ridge, form the high right bank of the Dniester River.

The Moldavian Plain has an average of 200 meters and a maximum altitude of 250 meters, can be divided into the Bălți Steppe and the Middle Prut Valley. Forested, it has been extensively de-forested for agriculture during the 19th and 20th centuries. In contrast to the region to the north and south, smore slant, this area is referred to as plain, although it has relief different from that of a flatland, vegetation different from that of the steppe; the hills of central Moldova, the Central Moldavian Plateau, at an average elevation of about 350 to 400 m, are ridges interlaced by deep, flat valleys and landslide-scoured depressions. Steep forest-clad slopes account for much of the terrain, where the most common trees are hornbeam, linden, wild pear, wild cherry; the term Codri refers more to all the forests between the Carpathians and the Dniester river, more to all forests in the area of the Carpathians, yet since in Moldova most of them were preserved in the central part, Codri sometimes can colloquially refer to the remaining forests in the hills west and north of Chişinău.

The Dniester Ridge border Central Moldavian Plateau to the north along the river Răut. The plateau can be divided into 5 parts: Ciuluc-Soloneţ Hills, elongated in the north along the right side of the Răut river, 1,690 km2, Corneşti Hills known as Cordi Hills, 4,740 km2, Lower Dniester Hills, elongated to the south of the Botna river, 3,040 km2, Tigheci Hills, elongated in the south along the left side of the Prut river, 3,550 km2, between the latter and the Prut river, the Lower Prut Valley, 1,810 km2; the country's highest point, Bălăneşti Hill, which reaches 1,407 or 1,410 ft, depending on the source, is situated in the Corneşti Hills, the western part of the Central Moldavian Plateau. Northwest of it are the Ciuluc-Soloneţ Hills. In the south, the Tigheci Hills are a prolongation, run to the south parallel to the Lower Prut Valley. To the south-east, the southern part of the Central Moldavian Plateau, which averages 150–200 meters, max 250 meters, has numerous ravines and gullies vanishs into the extensive Bugeac Plain, with most of the Budjak region in Ukraine.

Transnistria has spurs of the Podolian Plateau, which are cut into by tributaries of the Dniester River. The southern half of Transnistria, the Lower Dniester Plain, can be regarded as the western end of the Eurasian steppe, has an average elevation of 100 meters, with a maximum of 170 meters; the high right bank and low left bank of the Dniester are in sharp contrast here, where visibility is not impeded by fore

George Harvey (FRS)

George Harvey, Esq. was an English mathematician, known for his scientific and engineering writings, on meteorology, ship building, colour blindness. Harvey was based in Plymouth, he tutored William Yolland in mathematics. He became a lecturer in mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Around 1826 his name was mentioned in correspondence about a professorial post at the University of Virginia, between Francis Walker Gilmer and Peter Barlow; the chair went in the end to Charles Bonnycastle. Harvey became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1824 his proposer being Thomas Frederick Colby. Next year he became Fellow of the Royal Society of London, he was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Geological Society and Linnaean Society. During his last years, Harvey was Local Secretary at Plymouth for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In 1834 The Literary Gazette reported his death at Plymouth, "where he fell by his own hand while under the influence of a melancholy deprivation of reason."

The notice remarks that he was among the ablest mathematicians of our age and country, of a noble disposition, intensely awake to the sufferings of his fellow human beings. The writer suspects this acute sensibility lay behind the overwrought condition which led to the tragedy, he was an intimate friend of the Devon poet Nicholas Toms Carrington and of the Cornish engineer and author Davies Gilbert. Harvey interested in French mathematics, he translated from the French work on the method of least squares by Adrien-Marie Legendre, on the calculus of variations by Charles Bossut. Harvey's article on meteorology for the Encyclopædia Metropolitana was printed separately, reissued in the 1848 Encyclopaedia of Experimental Philosophy, with works by Peter Barlow, Peter Mark Roget and Francis Lunn. Harvey wrote on "Naval Architecture" for the Metropolitana, he wrote for the Edinburgh Encyclopædia on naval topics. At the 1832 meeting of the British Association, Harvey stated that British naval design was falling behind in mathematical theory, whatever the advantages brought by Robert Seppings in internal design.

He published two papers in the Philosophical Transactions for 1824. They dealt with the accuracy of the magnetic compass. A paper by Harvey on colour blindness from 1824. On an Anomalous Case of Vision with regard to Colours, has been regarded as pioneering, for its use of a table of Patrick Syme; the table was from Syme's 1814 edition of the Nomenclature of Colours by Abraham Gottlob Werner.


Transe is a 2006 Portuguese film directed by Teresa Villaverde. It won a Special Jury Award at the 2007 Lecce Festival of European Cinema. Sonia is a young woman raised in St. Peters burg Russia, her life in Russia falls apart after her work life crumbles. Sonia leaves Russia for Germany in search of a better life with a group of other immigrants. Sonia Eventually is employed at a car dealership. One day, an individual comes to the dealership informing Sonia that all the immigrants and her passport have been taken by immigration authorities. Having no choice, Sonia gets into the car with the individual who promises her escape from immigration custody. Sonia falls asleep while traveling and another man who identifies as Russian enters the car and begins driving. Sonia realizes something is wrong and manages to get out of the car after protesting, but is left in the wilderness. Sonia is picked back up by the man as she falls unconsciousness in the wilderness; the man takes Sonia to a hotel where she is forced to sleep with the man.

Sonia asks for what is happening and the man confesses that she is being sold to the "Italians" and he is delivering her to them. Sonia is transported via vehicle to another man who takes her to a brothel. At the brothel, Sonia is kept against her will to work as a reluctant and resistant prostitute, abused due to her resistance and is unable to communicate with anyone as everyone only speaks Italian. Sonia retreats into herself and refuses to eat and drink. Due to her resistance, it is implied that she is sold and held by a wealthy family living in a villa in Italy, her new captors are a rich Italian family consisting of a father and his 2 sons one of, mentally handicapped. Sonia is kept locked in a lighted room. Sonia is catatonic while listening and watching what the sons talk about what they want to do to her. One night, The younger son steals the key to get into the room. Once inside the room, the elder soon duct tapes the younger son to a chair and proceeds to rape Sonia in front of his younger brother.

The younger son steals the key by himself to get into the room with Sonia, but converses with Sonia and Sonia manages to escape while the son is attempting to converse with Sonia. The son tells his father that she let Sonia go; the father makes phone calls to ensure her recapture. There is a montage of events after her capture and before her leaving Russia which includes her torture for her escape attempt from the Italian family, implied she is forced to endure bestiality as well as flashbacks to her life in Russia; the final scene is Sonia conversing with a new man who claims to of seen her before who gives her a drink and the 2 ask the same questions giving the same vague response to one another, implied to be that Sonia has lost her mind due to her situation and is unable to think anymore. After conversing with the man, Sonia lays down on the screen cuts to black. Ana Moreira Robinson Stévenin Transe on IMDb Review at Variety

2010 North Dakota elections

Elections were held in North Dakota on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Primary elections were held on June 8, 2010; the nominees are Tracy Potter, Keith Hanson, incumbent Governor John Hoeven. The one North Dakota seat in the United States House of Representatives is up for election in 2010; the nominees are incumbent Earl Rick Berg. Agriculture Commissioner, State Attorney General, Public Service Commissioner, Secretary of State, Tax Commissioner are up for election in 2010. One-half of the seats of the North Dakota Senate are up for election in 2010. One-half of the seats in the North Dakota House of Representatives are up for election in 2010. Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010. North Dakota judicial elections, 2010 at Judgepedia One measure has been certified, at least ten initiatives are pending. North Dakota 2010 ballot measures at Ballotpedia Many elections for county offices will be held on November 2, 2010. Voting at the North Dakota Secretary of State U. S. Congress Candidates for North Dakota at Project Vote Smart North Dakota Election Guide from North Dakota from North Dakota Polls at North Dakota Congressional Races in 2010 campaign finance data from North Dakota 2010 campaign finance data from Follow the Money

2008 Tripoli, Lebanon bombings

Bombings occurred in Tripoli, Lebanon on August 13 and September 29, 2008. Both attacks targeted military buses. Beginning in May, Tripoli saw some of its worst sectarian battles, pitting Sunni groups which support the Western-backed Lebanese Government against the Arab Democratic Party of the city's Alawite community. ADP is a part of the opposition, has close links to the Alawite-dominated regime in Damascus. A formal reconciliation was reached in September 2008, between the feuding factions in north Lebanon. Rifaat Eid, the son of the leader of the ADP, accused Saudi Arabia of funding Salafi jihadists in Northern Lebanon, blaming them for the violence. "The Salafis are like kittens when they are weak, but when they are strong they are like tigers." Salafist leaders in Tripoli insisted. Sheikh Omar Bakri, a Salafist preacher, said "They say we are fanatics and cite what is happening in Iraq, but this is just propaganda to weaken the Sunnis in Lebanon." On August 13, a bomb in a briefcase on a bus carrying Lebanese Army soldiers killed 15 people including 10 soldiers.

Two days there was another attack, this one a bombing in neighbouring Syria. There was a quick chorus of condemnation and denunciation from local politicians, who said it was targeted at the army. Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Najib Mikati told a local radio station: "This is a direct targeting of the military institution."In August, Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian President, gave a warning that Islamic extremists were destabilising Northern Lebanon. At the beginning of September, thousands of Syrian troops deployed along the Lebanon-Syria border, triggering fears in Beirut of a possible military incursion. On September 29, 2008, a car bombing occurred in Tripoli, targeting a military bus carrying soldiers, killing 7 and injuring 30 people. Lebanese officials said the blast came from a car parked by a busy roadside and was detonated by remote control. List of terrorist incidents in 2008


Kaikinetsu is the 17th studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in November 1989. Like some of her previous efforts, it comprises the materials; the album features three top-ten hit singles. Among them, "Haru Nanoni" was recorded by pop idol Yoshie Kashiwabara in 1983, it became Kashiwabara's most successful single after her breakthrough "Hello Goodbye", peaking at #6 on the Japanese Oricon chart. Nakajima's contribution won the 25th Japan Record Awards for the "Best Songwriting Prize". "Lonely Canary" is one of Kashiwabara's subsequent materials written by Nakajima, released in 1985 and charted at #9. The lead-off track, "Kōsa ni Fukarete," was recorded by Shizuka Kudō and released as a single 2 months before Kaikinetsu came out. Nakajima had contributed the lyrics for her records, including two chart toppers "Fu-Ji-Tsu" and "Mu-Go,n... Iroppoi". "Kōsa ni Fukarete" reached the summit of the Oricon shortly after its release, becoming the fifth of Kudo's eight consecutive #1 hit singles.

In Japan, it became one of the biggest hits of 1989 with sales of over 580,000 copies, winning the 4th RIAJ Gold Disc Awards for "The Best Five Singles of Year" category. Following the smash hit single interpreted by Kudo, Kaikinetsu sold better than other Nakajima's albums released in the late 1980s. On the Japanese Oricon Year-end chart of 1990, it was placed at the 99th best-selling album. All songs arranged by Ichizō Seo Hideo Yamaki - drums Eiji Shimamura - drums Jun Aoyama - drums Yūichi Tokashiki - drums Chiharu Mikuzuki - bass guitar Kenji Takamizu - bass guitar Tsugutoshi Goto - bass guitar Yasuo Arakawa - wood bass Tsuyoshi Kon - electric guitar Masaki Matsubara - electric guitar Hideo Saito - electric guitar Ryōmei Shirai - electric guitar Kiyoshi Sugimoto - electric guitar Chuei Yoshikawa - acoustic guitar, flat mandolin Nobuo Kurata - keyboards Yasuharu Nakanishi - keyboards Ken Shima - keyboards Elton Nagata - keyboards Hideo Ichikawa - keyboards Yasuhiro Kobayashi - accordion Aska Group - strings Joe Group - strings Sakurako Shirahama - violin Kouzou Noguchi - bassoon Masashi Togame - clarinet Toshihiko Furumura - alto sax Nobuhiko Nakayama - computer programming Tatsuhiko Mori - computer programming Keishi Urata - computer programming Yuiko Tsubokura - backing vocals Kazuyo Sugimoto - backing vocals Ichizō Seo - backing vocals, computer programming Miyuki Nakajima - lead and backing vocals