The Republic of the Congo is located in the western part of Central Africa. Situated on the Equator, it is bordered by the Angola exclave of Cabinda to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and east, the Central African Republic and Cameroon to the north and Gabon to the west. Congo has a 169 km long Atlantic coast with several important ports; the Republic of the Congo covers an area of 342,000 km², of which 341,500 km² is land while 500 km² is water. Congo claims 200 nautical miles of territorial sea; the capital of the Republic of the Congo is Brazzaville, located on the Congo River across from Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a metropolitan population of 1.5 million, Brazzaville is by far the largest city in the Republic, having twice the population of Pointe-Noire, the country's second largest city. About 70 % of the population lives along the railroad between them. Congo is a tropical nation; the wet season lasts from the dry season for the rest of the year.
Temperature and humidity are high as in all tropical nations. The rivers of the country are flooded seasonally; the terrain is a variation of coastal plains, mountainous regions and fertile valleys. About 70 percent of the country's area is covered by rain forest; the highest point, at 1,020 m, is Mont Nabeba in the Mayumbe mountains. The major rivers are the Congo River at the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Kouilou-Niari River. A 2014 expedition leaving from Itanga village discovered a peat bog "as big as England" which stretches into neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. UNESCO has declared two world biosphere reserves in the country: Odzala in 1977 and Dimonika in 1988. Natural resources include petroleum, potash, zinc, copper, gold, natural gas, hydropower; as of a 2012 estimate, 1.55 % of the land is arable. 20 km² is irrigated. Environmental issues include the high level of air pollution from vehicle emissions, water pollution from the dumping of raw sewage, tap water not being potable, deforestation.
Congo is party to the international agreements on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands. It has signed but not so on; this is a list of the extreme points of the Republic of Congo, i.e. the points that are farther north, east, or west than any other location. Northernmost point - unnamed location on the border with Central African Republic south-west of the CAR town of Madoukou, Likouala department Easternmost point - Motenge-Bom, Likouala department Southernmost point - unnamed headland near the point at which the Congo-Cabinda border enters the Atlantic Ocean, Kouilou department Westernmost point - the point at which the border with Gabon enters the Atlantic Ocean, Kouilou department "CIA - The World Factbook -- Congo, Republic of the"; the World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-04. Geology in the Republic of the Congo
Barton Town Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Barton-upon-Humber, England. They are members of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and play at Marsh Lane; the club was formed as Barton Town Old Boys Football Club in 1995 as a result of a merger between Barton Town and Barton Old Boys, with the new club taking Barton Town's place in the Lincolnshire League. After finishing fourth in the league in their first season, they won the Lincolnshire League the following season, finished as runners-up in both 1997–98 and 1998–99. In 2000 the club switched to the Humber Premier League, where they played for a single season before joining the Premier Division of the Central Midlands League. After finishing as runners-up in 2001–02, they were promoted to the Supreme Division; the club went on to win the Supreme Division in 2005–06, after finishing as runners-up the following season, were promoted to Division One of the Northern Counties East League. The 2010–11 season saw Barton finish in second place, earning promotion to the Premier Division.
In 2017, the club was renamed as Barton Town. The club play at Marsh Lane, it has 540 covered. Central Midlands League Supreme Division champions 2005–06 Lincolnshire League Champions 1996–97 Best FA Cup performance: First qualifying round, 2009–10 Best FA Vase performance: Second round, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15 Barton Town Old Boys F. C. players Barton Town Old Boys F. C. managers Official website
The Golden Bowl is the first novel by Frederick Manfred published in 1944 under his birth name Feike Feikema. Manfred insisted on this title, identical to Henry James' better known novel when his friend Sinclair Lewis argued against it; the novel is set during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. It follows a few months in the life of Maury Grant, an itinerant farm boy whose family has been wiped out in the disaster. Grant becomes a reluctant hired hand at the Thor family farm in southwestern South Dakota, leaving them in despair of the hopelessness of their situation, returning a few weeks and, Manfred implies, remaining; the last pages depict a "black blizzard" with gripping vividness. Manfred drew on his life experience to write the story, he grew up on an Iowa farm after graduating from college, he struck out to see the country, hoboing west to Yellowstone and back. The Golden Bowl is based on his firsthand experience of the Dust Bowl; the Golden Bowl has been in and out of print including a fiftieth-anniversary edition by the South Dakota Humanities Center.
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William Bradford was the governor of Plymouth Colony for most of his life. Descendants of William Bradford, some of whom are listed here, have achieved noteworthy standing in numerous fields. Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon, wife of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon Mabel Keyes Babcock, American landscape architect The Baldwin brothers: Alec, Daniel and Stephen American actors Ambrose Bierce, American dystopian novelist and satirist Gamaliel Bradford, American biographer and journalist Robert F. Bradford, American lawyer, Republican Party strategist, Governor of Massachusetts from 1947 to 1949 William Bradford, son of Governor William Bradford of the Mayflower and military commander of the Plymouth forces during King Philip's War William Bradford, American physician, U. S. Senator from Rhode Island William Bradford, American painter and explorer James G. Carter, American congregational minister, Massachusetts State Representative, pioneer of Normal schools and public education Julia Child, American entrepreneur and chef of French and French-influenced cuisine Frederic Edwin Church, American landscape painter The Dimmicks J. Benjamin Dimmick, Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania Milo Melankthon Dimmick, U.
S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1849–1853, candidate for President. William Harrison Dimmick, Prosecuting Attorney of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, 1836–1837. S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1857–1861 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, his descendants, including Nelson Doubleday, Nelson Doubleday, Jr. and Russell Doubleday George Eastman, American inventor and the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company Clint Eastwood, American film actor and producer Harold Eugene Edgerton, professor at MIT. Sally Field is an American actress, producer and screenwriter. Charles Dana Gibson, Life magazine publisher and illustrator, best known for his "Gibson Girl" drawings Daniel Gibson Knowlton, classicist bookbinder at Brown University Edward "Ned" Lamont, American businessman and politician, 89th Governor of Connecticut John Lithgow, American actor and philanthropist Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovak diplomat and politician George B. McClellan, Civil War general, Governor of New Jersey, Democratic opponent of Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 United States presidential election Thomas Pynchon, American short story writer and novelist Christopher Reeve, American film actor and political activist William Rehnquist, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1972 to 1986 and Chief Justice of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2005 Deborah Sampson, female member of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War Benjamin Spock, child care specialist and author Adlai Stevenson III, United States Democratic Senator representing Illinois from 1970 to 1981, two-time candidate for Governor of Illinois Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. publisher of the New York Times since 1992 Charles Sumner, American statesman and Republican Party politician Telford Taylor, Second Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials Dick Thornburgh, former Pennsylvania governor and US Attorney General Noah Webster, American educator and lexicographer noted for the Webster's Dictionary William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, his descendants, the Whitney family Richard Makepeace Bradford of Manchester, Massachusetts.
Former Academic Dean of The Athenian School• Sarah Gatlin of Powell, Wyoming. Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder, was a claimant of descent from William Bradford, but his claims have been disproved by The Mayflower Society. Despite the much-repeated claim that Hefner is not a descendant, his name is listed on the Mayflower Society's website as a descendant. William Bradford
"The High Ground" is the 12th episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 60th episode of the series overall. Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the Starfleet crew of the Federation starship Enterprise-D. In this episode, a crew member of the Federation Starfleet starship USS Enterprise-D is taken hostage by terrorists who hope Federation involvement will help them win concessions for their cause; the crew of the Enterprise is sent on a mercy mission to deliver medical supplies to the war-torn non-affiliated planet Rutia IV, in the middle of a decades-long conflict with rebel separatists called the Ansata. The Enterprise crew cannot intervene in the conflict itself, internal to the planet, because to do so would violate the Prime Directive. While Chief Medical Officer Dr. Crusher, Commander Data, Lieutenant Worf relax in a cafe, a bomb goes off in a public plaza, injuring many bystanders. Dr. Crusher attempts to tend to the wounded bodies against Captain Picard's suggestion to return to the ship, but her efforts are interrupted when she is abducted by a man using an unknown method of teleportation.
After being denied the use of the Enterprise's superior firepower to seek and destroy the Ansata's base of operations, Alexana Devos, the head of Rutian security, orders severe interrogation of all known Ansata sympathizers, an act that the Enterprise crew find immoral. Without new information from Devos, the Enterprise crew investigate the teleportation technology and find that it is used to shift between dimensions, allowing the Ansata rebels to bypass force fields; the investigative team, which includes Wesley, lets Picard know that they need to observe more of the teleportations to be able to pinpoint the location of the base. At the Ansata base, Crusher learns her abductor is the leader of Ansata. Crusher refuses to eat or otherwise cooperate with Finn. After several hours, Finn lets Crusher out of her restraints and requests that she help treat their wounded. Crusher discovers that the "Inverters", the Ansata teleportation technology, cause irreversible damage to the user's DNA, that many of Ansata's sick are due to excessive use of the Inverter.
Finn admits. After more hours pass, Finn believes that the Federation, by providing medical aid, is working with the Rutian government and launches an attack on the Enterprise, despite Crusher's requests to avoid harming her son; the Ansata manage to plant a bomb on the Enterprise warp engine. It is transported into space by La Forge, but the distraction is enough to allow Finn to appear on the bridge and abduct Captain Picard. With Picard as his captive, Finn uses the Inverter to come to Counselor Troi on the Enterprise and demand the Federation become involved in mediating the dispute, returning to the planet before security can arrive. Picard, learning of Crusher's situation, tells her to continue to work on gaining Finn's confidence to end the dispute peacefully. Data and Wesley are able to use Finn's appearance to locate the Ansata base, Commander Riker and Devos assemble their forces. After they transport into the base, the combined forces are able to quell the resistance. Finn, as a last resort, attempts to execute Picard.
It is her conclusion that if Finn remained alive, his imprisonment would spark more resistance, while being killed in battle will only elevate him to martyr status and reduce the violence in the short-term. When a young Ansata member attempts to exact revenge on Picard, Crusher is able to convince him to drop his weapon, which Riker notes is a sign that there may be more fruitful discussions to resolve the issue in the future. In his study of instances when terrorism has worked, Data notes that Ireland was unified in 2024; as a result, this episode was not shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom, attacked by the IRA, after murdering Civil Rights protesters in Northern Ireland. It was not broadcast in the Republic of Ireland by the Star Trek rights' holder, RTÉ, during the programme's run on that channel, though UK broadcasts were received there. Initial UK airings were edited; the episode was broadcast unedited in May 2006 on Sky One and shown unedited on BBC Two during the third season's repeats after midnight in September 2007.
The episode was released with Star Trek: The Next Generation season three DVD box set, released in the United States on September 3, 2002. It was released in high-definition Blu-ray in the United States on April 30, 2013. Beresford, Jack. "The banned Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that predicted a united Ireland by 2024". The Irish Post. "The High Ground" on IMDb "The High Ground" at TV.com "The High Ground" at Memory Alpha "The High Ground" at StarTrek.com "The High Ground" rewatch by Keith R. A. DeCandido "The High Ground" rewatch by Zack Handlen of The A. V. Club
Tamil cuisine is a cuisine native to the Tamil people who are native to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and parts of Sri Lanka, notably the North and Eastern regions. It is the cuisine of the Tamil-speaking population of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India and of the Tamil communities of Singapore and Indonesia. Tamil Nadu has a deep belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity, a common culture in many regions of India; the region has a rich cuisine involving non-vegetarian dishes. Rice and lentils are used extensively and flavor is achieved by the blending of various spices. Vegetables and dairy products are essential accompaniments and tamarind is used as the favored souring agent. On special occasions, traditional Tamil dishes are served in a traditional style on a banana leaf; the traditional way of eating a meal involves being seated on the floor, having the food served on a banana leaf, using clean fingers of the right hand to transfer the food to the mouth. After the meal, the fingers are washed and the banana leaf becomes food for cows.
A typical breakfast includes idli or dosa and rice accompanied by sambar and rasam, followed by curd for lunch. A sappadu consists of rice alongside other typical Tamil dishes served on a banana leaf, which gives different flavor and taste to the food. A dessert follows to finish the meal. Coffee and tea are the staple drinks. ‘Virundhu,’ which means ‘feast’, is when guests are invited during happy ceremonial occasions to share food. For festivals and special ceremonies, a more elaborate menu with steamed rice, variety rice, sambar, kara kuzhambu, thayir along with poriyal, kootu, keerai masiyal, pachadi, thovaiyal, payasam. After the completion of the feast, a banana and betel leaves are provided to aid digestion. Guests traditionally sat on a coir mat rolled out on the floor and a full course meal was served on a banana leaf, although guests now sit at a dinner table. Traditionally the banana leaf is laid so that the narrower leaf tip is on the left and the wider portion of the leaf on the right.
The stem of the leaf running horizontal in the center with top and bottom halves. Before the feast begins the leaf is cleaned by the diners themselves; the top half of the banana leaf is reserved for the lower half for the rice. The lower right portion of the leaf may have a scoop of warm sweet milky rice Payasam, Sweet Pongal or any Dessert items. While the top left includes a pinch of salt, a dash of pickle and a thimbleful of salad, or a smidgen of chutney. In the middle of the leaf there may be an odd number of fried items like small circles of chips either banana, yam or potato, thin crisp papads or frilly wafers aruna Appalams and vadai; the top right hand corner is reserved for spicy foods including curry, sweet, or sour and the dry items. Over a period of time, each geographical area where Tamils have lived has developed its own distinct variant of the common dishes in addition to dishes native to itself; the four divisions of ancient Tamilakam are the primary means of dividing Tamil cuisine.
The cuisine of Chola Nadu region specializes in dishes such as sevai and its varieties with different chutneys and khostus or at most famous from this region called Chidambaram and Tanjore region is the high producer of rice dishes like Puliyodhari, sambha sadam, Kumbhakonam birinji and Amirtha podi sadam and varieties of millets, dishes like kutharai valli dosai and lot of dishes made out of them in this cuisine. This region is traditionally vegetarian due to extensive presence of Hindu temples over 1000 years old built by Cholas and due to Brahminical influence. Chettinad region comprising Karaikudi and adjoining areas is known for both traditional vegetarian dishes like idiyappam, uthappam and non-vegetarian dishes. Nanjilnadu cuisine comes from Nanjilnadu region of Kanyakumari district which forms the southernmost part of Tamil Nadu and India. Madurai region has its own unique foods such as muttaiparotta, paruthipal and jigarthanda; the cuisine of Kongunadu region has specialties Oputtu, kola urundai, Thengai Paal, Ulundu Kali, Arisimparupu sadam, Ragi puttumavu, Arisi Puttumavu, Kambu Paniyaram, Ragi Pakoda, Thengai Barbi, Kadalai Urundai, Ellu Urundai and Pori Urundai.
The region is known for non-vegetarian food made of mutton and fish. Parota made with maida or all-purpose flour, loosely similar to the north Indian wheat flour-based Paratha. Arisimparupu sadam is unique to the region and made in homes. Kongunadu cuisine is distinct from rest of the Tamilnadu by using coconut oil and coconut in most dishes; the region is the highest producer in Coconut oil and Turmeric. Which reflects in their cuisine; the word curry is an