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Geography of Nepal

Nepal measures about 880 kilometers along its Himalayan axis by 150 to 250 kilometers across. Nepal has an area of 147,181 square kilometers. Nepal is landlocked by China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north. West Bengal's narrow Siliguri Corridor or Chicken's Neck separate Bangladesh. To the east are India and Bhutan. Nepal depends on India for goods transport facilities and access to the Indian Ocean for most goods imported from China. For a country of its size, Nepal has tremendous geographic diversity, it rises from as low as 59 metres elevation in the tropical Terai—the northern rim of the Gangetic Plain, beyond the perpetual snow line to some 90 peaks over 7,000 metres including Earth's highest 8,848 metres Mount Everest or Sagarmatha. In addition to the continuum from tropical warmth to cold comparable to polar regions, average annual precipitation varies from as little as 160 millimetres in the rainshadow north of the Himalayas to as much as 5,500 millimetres on windward slopes. Along a south-to-north transect, Nepal can be divided into three belts: Terai and Himal.

In the other direction, it is divided into three major river systems, from east to west: Koshi, Gandaki/Narayani and Karnali, all tributaries of the Ganges river. The Ganges-Yarlung Zangbo/Brahmaputra watershed coincides with the Nepal-Tibet border, however several Ganges tributaries rise inside Tibet. Terai is a low land region containing some hill ranges. Looking out for its coverage, it covers 17% of the total area of Nepal; the Terai region begins at the Indian border and includes the southernmost part of the flat, intensively farmed Gangetic Plain called the Outer Terai. By the 19th century and other resources were being exported to India. Industrialization based on agricultural products such as jute began in the 1930s and infrastructure such as roadways and electricity were extended across the border before it reached Nepal's Pahad region; the Outer Terai is culturally more similar to adjacent parts of India's Bihar and Uttar Pradesh than to the Pahad of Nepal. Nepali is taught in schools and spoken in government offices, however the local population uses Maithali and Tharu languages.

The Outer Terai ends at the base of the first range of foothills called the Siwaliks or Churia. This range has a densely forested skirt of coarse alluvium called the bhabhar. Below the bhabhar, less permeable sediments force groundwater to the surface in a zone of springs and marshes. In Persian, terai refers to marshy ground. Before the use of DDT this was dangerously malarial. Nepal's rulers used. Above the Bhabhar belt, the Siwaliks rise to about 700 metres with peaks as high as 1,000 metres, steeper on their southern flanks because of faults known as the Main Frontal Thrust; this range is composed of poorly consolidated, coarse sediments that do not retain water or support soil development so there is no agricultural potential and sparse population. In several places beyond the Siwaliks there are dūn valleys called Inner Terai; these valleys have productive soil but were dangerously malarial except to indigenous Tharu people who had genetic resistance. In the mid-1950s DDT came into use to suppress mosquitos and the way was open to settlement from the land-poor hills, to the detriment of the Tharu.

The Terai ends and the Pahad begin at a higher range of foothills called the Mahabharat Range. Hilly is a mountain region which does not contain snow, it is situated south of the Himal. This region begins at the Mahabharat Range where a fault system called the Main Boundary Thrust creates an escarpment 1,000 to 1,500 metres high, to a crest between 1,500 and 2,700 metres, it covers 68% of the total area of Nepal. These steep southern slopes are nearly uninhabited, thus an effective buffer between languages and culture in the Terai and Hilly. Hindu Paharis populate river and stream bottoms that enable rice cultivation and are warm enough for winter/spring crops of wheat and potato; the urbanized Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys fall within the Hill region. Newars are an indigenous ethnic group with their own Tibeto-Burman language; the Newar were indigenous to the Kathmandu valley but have spread into Pokhara and other towns alongside urbanized Pahari. Other indigenous Janajati ethnic groups -— natively speaking localized Tibeto-Burman languages and dialects -— populate hillsides up to about 2,500 metres.

This group includes Magar and Kham Magar west of Pokhara, Gurung south of the Annapurnas, Tamang around the periphery of Kathmandu Valley and Rai, Koinch Sunuwar and Limbu further east. Temperate and subtropical fruits are grown as cash crops. Marijuana was grown and processed into Charas until international pressure persuaded the government to outlaw it in 1976. There is increasing reliance on animal husbandry with elevation, using land above 2,000 metres for summer grazing and moving herds to lower elevations in winter. Grain production has not kept pace with population growth at elevations above 1,000 metres where colder temperatures inhibit double cropping. Food deficits drive emigration out of the Pahad in search of employment; the Hilly ends where ridges begin rising out of the temperate climate zone into subalpine zone above 3,000 metres. Himal is a mountain region containing snow; the Mountain Region or Parbat begins where

Patton State Hospital

Patton State Hospital is a forensic psychiatric hospital in San Bernardino, United States. Though the hospital has a Patton, California address, it lies within the San Bernardino city limits. Operated by the California Department of State Hospitals, Patton State Hospital is a forensic hospital with a licensed bed capacity of 1287 for people who have been committed by the judicial system for treatment. Established in 1890 and opened in 1893 as the Southern California State Asylum for the Insane and Inebriates, it was renamed Patton State Hospital after Harry Patton, a member of the first Board of Managers, in 1927; the hospital's original structure was built in accordance with the Kirkbride Plan. The original buildings were demolished after they were badly damaged in the earthquake of 1923; the hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Corganizations From its opening until 1934, some 2,024 patients died and were buried on the hospital grounds. A memorial for them was erected and in 2011-2012 efforts were under way to identify all the deceased.

Edward Allaway David Attias Bettie Page Joan Barry Hurd, Henry Mills, ed.. "The Institutional Care of the Insane in the United States and Canada". 2. Johns Hopkins Press: 434 – via Google Books. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Patton State Hospital: Home Page Patton Hospital Cemetery at Find a Grave U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Patton State Hospital

Mike Steele (Washington politician)

Mike Steele is an American politician of the Republican Party. He is a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 12th Legislative District since first being elected in 2017, he served in the George W. Bush White House as a member of the Political Affairs Team. Steele was raised in Lake Chelan, Washington. After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, he served in the George W. Bush White House as a member of the Political Affairs Team and as a staff member for the Washington House of Representatives Republican Caucus, he is the executive director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. Steele served on the Chelan, Washington city council from 2012 to 2016, he ran for the state legislature following the announcement that Brad Hawkins would run for the State Senate. Steele won in 2016 with 60% of the vote over Republican Jerry Paine

Privilege sign

A privilege sign is a retail store sign provided by a manufacturer, with the manufacturer's branding on it. The signs were provided to the store at no cost, in return for the manufacturer's advertising on the sign. Examples include Coca-Cola signs, bar/tavern signage provided by breweries containing that brewery's brand logo above the establishment's name, painted signs on sides of shops. Privilege signs are no longer popular with manufacturers or stores in the United States disappearing from storefronts in that country. However, it remains a common fixture in other countries, such as sari-sari stores in the Philippines, where common sponsors of privilege signs include soft drink and soap brands. Similar such signs still appear on independent newsagents in the United Kingdom with Lycamobile and Coca-Cola being among the most prominent of brands to advertise. Ghost sign

Speak White

Speak White is a six-minute film released in 1980. It consists of a montage of photos and the reading of the eponymous French-language poem written by French-speaking Quebecer Michèle Lalonde; the poem had been published in 1974. The text denounces the situation of Quebec francophones in regard to Quebec anglophones. However, English Canada is not the main target of complaint; the text denounces the cultural imperialism of dominant social classes worldwide. In 1964, during the Laurendeau-Dunton Commission, the phrase was described in a private journal by Le Devoir publisher André Laurendeau as an insult to people heard speaking French, he noted that fellow commissioner Frank Scott, Dean of Law at McGill University, translator of French poetry to English, was sceptical about its usage, thought it was an Americanism. Laurendeau speculated that the insult had more to do with xenophobia in general rather than French Canadians in particular. In 2005 the phrase was mentioned in a eulogy for Acadian politician Louis Robichaud as having at one time been an insult against those who speak French in New Brunswick.

The poem was central to Robert Lepage's autobiographical play 887. "Speak White" poem translated by Albert Herring

Love for Levon

Love for Levon: Benefit To Save The Barn was a concert held on October 3, 2012 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert was a tribute to the life of drummer Levon Helm; the concert featured a wide variety of musicians who had worked with Helm as well as musicians who were influenced by him. Proceeds from the concert went towards keeping Helm's Woodstock barn in his family's control as well as continuing his Midnight Ramble concert series in the barn; the concert's musical directors were Helm's frequent collaborator Larry Campbell. The concert was released on CD and DVD on March 19, 2013; the concert was released as a two-disc album on CD, as a two-disc video on DVD and Blu-ray, on March 19, 2013. There were two separate house bands for this performance. One band was The Levon Helm Band and the other was The All Star Band; the horn section backed both bands for most songs. Some songs included only some members of either band and My Morning Jacket performed their songs with only the assistance of the horn section.

The All Star BandLarry Campbell – acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle and backing vocals Amy Helm – lead and backing vocals Teresa Williams – lead and backing vocals Greg Leisz – acoustic and electric guitar Kenny Aronoffdrums Don Wasbass guitar, double bass Brian Mitchellpiano, accordion, keyboardsThe Levon Helm BandLarry Campbell – acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle and backing vocals Amy Helm – lead and backing vocals Teresa Williams – lead and backing vocals Jim Weider – acoustic and electric guitar Justin Guip – drums Byron Isaacs – bass guitar, double bass Brian Mitchell – piano, accordion, keyboardsThe Horn SectionSteven Bernstein – trumpet, alto horn, soprano trombone Jay Collinstenor saxophone Earl McIntyre – trombone Howard Johnsontuba, baritone saxophone Erik Lawrence – soprano and alto saxophone Roger Waters, Garth Hudson, My Morning Jacket, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gregg Allman, Bruce Hornsby, Ray LaMontagne, John Hiatt, Grace Potter, Warren Haynes, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, David Bromberg, Robert Randolph, John Prine, Jorma Kaukonen, Marc Cohn, Jakob Dylan, Mike Gordon, Joan Osborne, Jai Johanny Johanson, Jon Randall, Matt Burr, Barry Mitterhoff, Jessi Alexander, Steve Jordan, Shawn Pelton, Rami Jaffee and G.

E. Smith The set list was composed of songs by The Band and Levon Helm solo. "The Shape I'm In" feat. Warren Haynes and Rami Jaffee "Long Black Veil" feat. Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes "Trouble in Mind" feat. Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff and Jai Johanny Johanson "This Wheel's on Fire" feat. Shawn Pelton "Little Birds" feat. Byron Isaacs and Teresa Williams "Listening to Levon" feat. Marc Cohn and Greg Leisz "Move Along Train" feat. Mavis Staples "Life is a Carnival" feat. Allen Toussaint and Jai Johanny Johanson ``. Garth Hudson, John Prine and Joan Osborne "Anna Lee" feat Bruce Hornsby "Ain't Got No Home" feat. Jakob Dylan and Rami Jaffee "Whispering Pines" feat. Lucinda Williams and Rami Jaffee "Rag Mama Rag" feat. John Hiatt and Mike Gordon "Don't Do It" feat. David Bromberg and Joan Osborne "I Shall Be Released" feat. Grace Potter and Matt Burr "Tears of Rage" feat. John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Ray LaMontagne "Rockin' Chair" feat. Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander "Chest Fever" feat.

Garth Hudson, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander "A Train Robbery" feat. Eric Church "Get Up Jake" feat. Eric Church "Tennessee Jed" feat. John Mayer and Steve Jordan "Up on Cripple Creek" feat. Joe Walsh and Robert Randolph "Ophelia" feat. My Morning Jacket "It Makes No Difference" feat. My Morning Jacket "The Night. Roger Waters, G. E. Smith and My Morning Jacket "Wide River to Cross" feat. Roger Waters and G. E. Smith "The Weight" feat. All guest musicians Love for Levon website