Nigeria is a country in West Africa. Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west and Cameroon in the east, Niger in the north, its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the south and it borders Lake Chad to the northeast. Noted geographical features in Nigeria include the Adamawa highlands, Mambilla Plateau, Jos Plateau, Obudu Plateau, the Niger River, River Benue and Niger Delta. Nigeria is found in the Tropics, where the climate is seasonally damp and humid. Nigeria is affected by four climate types; the tropical monsoon climate, designated by the Köppen climate classification as "Am", is found in the southern part of the country. This climate is influenced by the monsoons originating from the South Atlantic ocean, brought into the country by the MT airmass, a warm moist sea to land seasonal wind, its warmth and high humidity gives it a strong tendency to ascend and produce copious rainfall, a result of the condensation of water vapour in the rising air. The Tropical monsoon climate has a small temperature range.
Temperature ranges are constant throughout the year, for example, Warri town in the southern part of Nigeria, records a maximum of 28 °C for its hottest month while its lowest temperature is 26 °C in its coldest month. The temperature difference of Warri town is not more than 2 °C; the southern part of Nigeria experiences abundant rainfall. These storms are convectional in nature due to the regions proximity, to the equatorial belt; the annual rainfall received in this region is high above the 2,000 mm rainfall totals giving for tropical rainforest climates worldwide. Over 4,000 mm of rainfall is received in the coastal region of Nigeria around the Niger delta area. Bonny town found in the coastal region of the Niger delta area in southern Nigeria receives well over 4,000 mm of rainfall annually; the rest of the southeast receives between 3,000 mm of rain per year. The southern region of Nigeria experiences a double rainfall maxima characterised by two high rainfall peaks, with a short dry season and a longer dry season falling between and after each peaks.
The first rainy season begins around March and last to the end of July with a peak in June, this rainy season is followed by a short dry break in August known as the August break, a short dry season lasting for two to three weeks in August. This break is broken by the short rainy season starting around early September and lasting to mid October with a peak period at the end of September; the ending of the short rainy season in October is followed by long dry season. This period starts from late October and lasts until early March with peak dry conditions between early December and late February; the tropical savanna climate or tropical wet and dry climate, is extensive in area and covers most of western Nigeria to central Nigeria beginning from the tropical rainforest climate boundary in southern Nigeria to the central part of Nigeria, where it exerts enormous influence on the region. This climate, the tropical savanna climate exhibits a well marked rainy season and a dry season with a single peak known as the summer maximum due to its distance from the equator.
Temperatures are above 18 °C throughout the year. Abuja, Nigeria's capital city found in central Nigeria, has a temperature range of 18.45 °C to 36.9 °C, an annual rainfall of about 1,500 mm with a single rainfall maxima in September. The single dry season experienced in this climate, the tropical savanna climate in central Nigeria beginning from December to March, is hot and dry with the Harmattan wind, a continental tropical airmass laden with dust from the Sahara Desert prevailing throughout this period. With the Intertropical Convergence Zone swinging northward over West Africa from the Southern Hemisphere in April, heavy showers coming from pre-monsoonal convective clouds in the form of squall lines known as the north easterlies formed as a result of the interactions of the two dominant airmasses in Nigeria known as the Maritime tropical and the Continental tropical, begins in central Nigeria while the Monsoons from the south atlantic ocean arrives in central Nigeria in July bringing with it high humidity, heavy cloud cover and heavy rainfall which can be daily occurrence lasting till September when the monsoons begin retreating southward to the southern part of Nigeria.
Rainfall totals in central Nigeria varies from 1,100 mm in the lowlands of the river Niger Benue trough to over 2,000 mm along the south western escarpment of the Jos Plateau. The Sahel climate or tropical dry climate, is the predominant climate type in the northern part of Nigeria. Annual rainfall totals are lower compared to the central part of Nigeria; the rainy season in the northern part of Nigeria last for only three to four months. The rest of the year is hot and dry with temperatures climbing as high as 40 °C. Alpine climate or highland climate or mountain climate are found on highlands regions in Nigeria. Highlands with the alpine climate in Nigeria, are well over 1,520 metres above sea level. Due to their location in the tropics, this elevation is high enough to reach the temperate climate line in the tropics thereby giving the highlands and the plateau regions standing above this height, a cool mountain climate. Nigeria, like the rest of other tropical lands, has only two seasons; these are the dry season
The LFG Roland D. I was a fighter aircraft produced in Germany during World War I, it was a single-seat aircraft based on the Roland C. II two-seat reconnaissance type, it shared its predecessor's unusual design feature of having a deep fuselage that filled the interplane gap, but in comparison, the fuselage was much sleeker. While the C. II's appearance had earned the Walfisch, the D. I became known as the Haifisch; the I-struts, used to brace the C. II's wing were replaced by more conventional struts. Other changes to the wing included the removal of stagger from the design and the introduction of slight sweepback; the prototype was accepted by the Idflieg for military service. Production was interrupted, however, by a fire at the factory after only around twenty machines had been built; when production resumed, it was of the improved Roland D. II. LFG Roland D. I The standard fighter. Roland D. I D. I production from Pfalz. Designated Pfalz D. I. Twenty aircraft licence-built by Pfalz Flugzeugwerke, s/n: 1680-1699/16, from February 1917 renamed Roland D.
I. LFG WD Two float seaplane version first tested at Warnemünde in July, it downwards. The latter criticism was made of the D. I and its descendants, visibility blocked by engine radiators and the lower wing.modifications were made, but further official testing in September lead to the refusal of a production order. Modified yet again, the single example ended with the seaplane single-seat fighter school, it is sometimes referred to as the LFG W, though this name is used for a LFG floatplane version of the Albatros C. Ia. BulgariaBulgarian Air Force German EmpireLuftstreitkräfte Data from Die deutschen Militärflugzeuge 1919-1934General characteristics Crew: 1 Height: 2.9 m Wing area: 23 m2 Empty weight: 699 kg Gross weight: 932 kg Fuel capacity: 129 kg Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D. III 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 120 kW Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propellerPerformance Maximum speed: 165 km/h Service ceiling: 5,000 m Rate of climb: 2.8 m/s Time to altitude: 4,000 m in 14 minutesArmament Guns: 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 machine guns Green, Peter.
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The Breakfast Club referred to an informal group of four Labour Party politicians, set up following the party's defeat in the 2015 General Election, amid leadership speculation. The four members gained their seats at the 2010 General Election, were seen to be from the'Blairite' third way wing of the party: Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Skills Tristram Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Education Liz Kendall Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Emma Reynolds Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government All members endorsed Liz Kendall's bid for leadership of the party, although Kendall's commitment to the group had been disputed, with reported absences from group meetings and one MP saying “I don’t think Liz eats breakfast.”The term was in reference to early morning meetings in Portcullis House "to plot the future." Notting Hill set
The Dalpat Vilas is the surviving fragment of a historical manuscript. Written in the Rajasthani language, it is the earliest known Rajput source of Mughal-Rajput relations; the initial portion of the manuscript covers the genealogy of the Sur dynasty. The bulk of the manuscript chronicles events in Marwar and adjoining areas during the reign of Akbar; the author of the Dalpat Vilas remains unknown. It can be inferred that he was a Vaishnav Brahman as in the manuscript Keshvaraya is said to have protected princes Dalpat and Bhopat; the eponymous Prince Dalpat was a scion of Bika. In the manuscript, Bika is referred to as Vikramaditya. Dalpat's father was Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner. Rai Singh was in the grandson of Jaitsingh; the Dalpat Vilas was written during Maharaja Rai Singh's rule in the period 1579–1612 C. E. Jaitsingh was killed in a battle with Maldev of Jodhpur. Jaitsingh's son, Kalyanmal was in the wilderness. Jaitsi's father, Rav Lunkaran had given shelter to Sher Shah. Sher Shah gave Bayana, Hissar and Mewat to Kalyanmal and defeated Maldev.
Kalyanmal was thus able to rule from Bikaner. Writing of the Sur dynasty, the manuscript states that Sher Shah died of injuries suffered during the siege of Kalinjar. Sher Shah's son, Salem Khan was succeeded by Firoz Shah; the young boy was killed by Sher Shah's nephew Mamrez Khan. Mamrez Khan went insane after the crime and his vakil Hemu seized power; the death of Humayun, Akbar's coronation at Kalanaur, Hemu's capture of Delhi and Hemu's defeat at Panipat are mentioned. Hemu is said to have been killed, not by his nobles Bairam Khan and Bali Beg. Kalyanmal of Bikaner is said to have agreed to receive Bairam Khan while Rana Udaysimha and Maldev of Jodhpur refused to do so; the next event mentioned is the marriage of Prince Rai Singh to Jaswant-de, the daughter of Rana Udaysimha. Prince Bhopat and Prince Dalpat were the two sons from this marriage. Described next is a ceremony at Nagaur in 1570 C. E. where Akbar married two princesses from Bikaner and Raj Kanwari. Kalyanmal was sent for by Akbar, left his son, Rai Singh with the emperor.
Akbar received Maldev's son Chandrasen. Rawal Hariraj of Jaisalmer is said to have sent his daughter to Akbar. Udaya Singh, ruler of Sirohi, came to promote his claim to be ruler of Marwar. Udaya Singh's visit is not mentioned by the Dalpat Vilas. Kalyanmal received Jodhpur as a jagir from Akbar, he entrusted the fort to Rai Singh. In the interim, Udaya Singh had died and the new ruler, Rav Man had killed Udaya Singh's wife Pushpavati. In 1572, Rai Singh retaliated by sacking Sirohi. Akbar led an expedition to Gujarat where Tamat Khan gave Akbar the keys to Gujarat. Akbar conquered Surat and defeated Ibrahim Husain Mirza near Kathoti. Akbar returned to Fatehpur Sikri with Rai Singh joining him en route in Ajmer. After a year, Rai Singh set out to crush Muhammad Shahs’ rebellion in Gujarat. For his services, Akbar rewarded Rai Singh with Nagaur and Marot. Prince Dalpat was put in charge of Sirsa. Around this time Kalyanmal and Narayan died. Rai Singh became ruler of Bikaner and Bhagwantdas the ruler of Amber.
Seizing the opportunity, Dalpat took expelled Bhimraj's family. Rai Singh was assigned the task of capturing Siwana; the fort was being defended by brother-in-law of Rai Singh's minister, Karam Chand Bachhawat. He sabotaged the siege. Meanwhile, Rai Singh's brother, Ram Singh defeated Chandrasen of Jodhpur at the battle of Kulanja valley. Akbar instructed Rai Singh to return to the court. Shahbaz Khan captured the fort; the Dalpat Vilas delves into the ongoing intrigues in Bikaner. Friction is said to be present between Mantri Karam Chand and Rai Singh's mother with the minister keeping Rai Singh away from his mother. Karam Chand sowed seeds of discord between Rai Singh and Prince Bhopat. After the Maharani herself brought Bhopat from Nagaur, the angry Rai Singh divested Bhopat of most of his retinue. Bhopat was sent to Bikaner in 1575 C. E. but after a good start he took to a life of profligate drinking. When Rai Singh was visiting Bhadana, the Maharani brought the drunken Bhopat before his father.
The enraged Rai Singh appointed Ram Singh as Bhopat's guardian and sent them to Bikaner. Mahesh and Jivraj were assigned to accompany Dalpat instead. Karam Chand continued his efforts to bring harm to Bhopat; the prince had a poor appetite and Karam Chand appointed a physician to cure the problem by branding. In 1576, a hot iron was stated to have been applied to Bhopat's stomach. A similar branding was prevented by the prince's attendants. Despite all these machinations, Bhopat regained his health. In 1578 C. E. Rai Singh requested Akbar. Akbar went to Malwa with Prince Bhopat. Prince Dalpat joined the Maharaja. On the way, Rai Singh stopped at raided Bansor. Dalpat Singh was sent to Bikaner while Rai Singh sacked Chotila and Rohis. Dalpat went to Badhnau to have a feast at Ra
The Huggabug Club is an American educational TV series for children. It aired on PBS Kids from January 1, 1995 to July 30, 2000. Audrey Landers - Miss Audrey Judy Landers - Miss JudyIn addition to Miss Audrey and Miss Judy, the program features full-body puppets who magically appear with the help of a computer: Uncle Huggabug, a cowboy-insect; the cast includes the "Buggsters", a group of multi-cultural kids who sing and dance. Jamie Starr - Ernie Alexie Agdeppa - Grace Lindsey Landers - Kelly Briahnna Odom - Kim Jessica Villareal - Maria Christie Lee Piazza - Sally Landon Prairie - Spencer Michael Minden - Alex Alexie Agdeppa - Grace Manner Washington - Jamie Lindsey Landers - Kelly Briahnna Odom - Kim Jessica Villareal - Maria Christie Lee Piazza - Sally Alexie Agdeppa - Grace Valentino Moreno - Jose Lindsey Landers - Kelly Philip Jacobs - Leroy Jessica Villareal - Maria Christie Lee Piazza - Sally The series was co-created by veteran actresses and sisters Audrey and Judy Landers, as well as their manager/producer/mother Ruth Landers, who served as executive producer.
The series was broadcast in South Africa, Jordan and Zambia. The Landers sisters co-wrote over 150 original songs for the series. An advisory board of teachers and a child psychologist helped to guide the series towards "life skills"-teaching themes; the themes were: integrity. Express Yourself Finders Keepers Not! This Land is Your Land Safety First New Kid in Town Farmer Jo-Ann's Farm School Days Fitness is Fun Our Five Scent-Sational Senses Wheels and Moving Things Let's Go to the Zoo Rainy Days Are Fun! Butcher, Candlestick Maker Surprise Pets Remember When Huggabug's Cuddly Christmas Head to Toe Tell It Like It Is And Baby Makes Four Don't Be Bugged By a Bug Dinosaurs Are Dynamite! Surprises From the Sea I'm One of A Kind That's What Friends Are For Wacky Weather Please Don't Tease What Do You Say? You Can't Win'Em All Let's Celebrate Silly Scientists Magical, Musical Day Dance-A-Thon A Package to Mexico Helping Others Outer Space is Out of Sight Curious Kids We'll Always Be Family Get Neat to the Beat USA Melting Pot 1, 2, 3 Learn Your ABC's Willie Has Wheels Fantastic Firefighters Imagine This, Imagine That Rootin' Tootin' Reptiles Doctor Day Sing Along and Learn Native Americans The television series and videotape releases have been awarded The Parents Choice Award, The Dove Foundation Award, The Kids First Award for quality in children's media.
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John Irving Bloom, known by the stage name Joe Bob Briggs, is a syndicated American film critic and comic performer. Bloom was born in Dallas, United States, North America, the son of Thelma Louise and Rudolph Lewis Bloom, he was raised in Little Rock and attended Vanderbilt University on a sports-writing scholarship. He began his writing career at Dallas Times Herald. While a movie reviewer at the Herald, he created the humorous persona of "Joe Bob Briggs" to review exploitation films and other genre films. Briggs's acting persona is that of an unapologetic redneck Texan with an avowed love of the drive-in theater, he specializes in humorous but appreciative reviews of B-movies and cult films, which he calls "drive-in movies". In addition to his usual parody of urbane, high-brow movie criticism, his columns characteristically include colorful tales of woman-troubles and high-spirited brushes with the law, tales which conclude with his rush to catch a movie at a local drive-in with female companionship.
Briggs revealed in an interview with James Rolfe that he intended the character to have an ambiguous sounding name and thought of calling himself "Bubba Rodriguez", but was told that the name Rodriguez would be perceived as racist and decided to go with "The whitest name I could come up with."The reviews end with a brief rating of the movie in question's "high points", including the types of action, the number of bodies, number of female breasts bared, the notional number of total pints of blood spilt, for appropriately untoward movies, a "vomit meter". A typical summarisation would read, "no dead bodies. One hundred seventeen breasts. Multiple aardvarking. Lap dancing. Cage dancing. Convenience-store dancing. Blindfold aardvarking. Blind-MAN aardvarking. Lesbo Fu. Pool cue-fu. Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Tane McClure. Joe Bob says check it out"" Originally, Briggs's film reviews were limited to pictures shown at local drive-ins. After a tongue-in-cheek'battle' with his own convictions, he began reviewing films released on VHS and DVD.
During the early 1980s when New York City was in the planning stages of redeveloping its run-down 42nd Street, Times Square area, which included closing many grindhouses showing B-movies on double and triple bills around the clock, as well as many porn theatres, Joe Bob expressed great opposition. He encouraged a "postcard-fu" campaign, i.e. encouraging film fans to write to New York City officials and pressure them into saving "the one place in New York City you could see a decent drive-in movie." He felt the 42nd Street movie houses rightfully belonged to all Americans and should be preserved as places where "Charles Bronson can be seen thirty feet high, as God intended". In July 1985, Joe Bob's one-man show, An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs, debuted in Ohio. Re-titled Joe Bob Dead in Concert for home release, the show evolved into a theatrical piece involving storytelling and music; the show was performed in more than 50 venues over the next two years, including Carolines in New York and regular engagements at Wolfgang's and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, as well as convention centers, music clubs and other comedy clubs.
In 2019, Joe Bob began performing a new one-man show, How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, at genre film festivals and revival movie houses across the United States. In 1986, as a result of the stage show, Joe Bob was asked to be a guest host on Drive-In Theater, a late- night B-movie show on The Movie Channel, related network of Showtime. Briggs went over so well that he was signed to a long-term contract. Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater became the network's highest-rated show and ran for ten years, was twice nominated for the industry's Cable ACE Award, he appeared including The Tonight Show and Larry King Live. He was a commentator for a Fox TV news magazine for two seasons, he made a couple of appearances in season 8 of "Married.... With Children" as Billy Ray Wet Nap, co-owner of Pest Boys Pest Control. Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater ended when TMC changed its format in early 1996, he was off the air for only four months before joining the TNT network, where he hosted MonsterVision for four years. That show ended in July 2000, when TNT changed format.
In 2011, the most definitive account of the MonsterVision series appeared on the cult movie website, Mondo Video. In the late'90s he spent two seasons as a commentator on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, with a recurring segment called "God stuff" beginning on the 2nd episode in 1996, he starred in Frank Henenlotter's documentary Herschell Gordon Lewis – Godfather of Gore. In 2018, the horror-themed subscription video on demand service Shudder and operated by AMC, signed Joe Bob for a new series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, which premiered as a 13-film marathon on July 13, 2018. During the premiere, Shudder's servers crashed as a result of an overwhelming amount of subscribers attempting to access the service's new Live Stream feature. Despite the server errors, the series received critical acclaim from critics and horror fans alike. On July 20, Shudder announced on social media that Joe Bob would return, realized as two shorter marathons on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Beginning on March 29, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs marked the return to his classic