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Goldenrod soldier beetle

The goldenrod soldier beetle or Pennsylvania leatherwing is a species of soldier beetle. The specific epithet pensylvanicus is Latin for "of Pennsylvania". "The spelling with one n was in common use at the time, so the species name based on it can't be corrected under the rules governing scientific names." The species is native to North America, is one of the most common species of soldier beetle in the Midwest. Adult C. pensylvanicus may be infected by the fungus Eryniopsis lampyridarum. Shortly before death, by unknown mechanisms, dying infected beetles clamp their mandibles into flower heads. With their wings raised, the dead beetles may still attract mates as live males were observed mating with the deceased, infected females. Soldier Beetles. Family Cantharidae, Canadian Bioversity

Marland Oil Company

Marland Oil Company was a major American oil company founded in 1917 that in 1920 was estimated to control 10% of the world's oil production. In 1929 it merged with Continental Oil by retaining the name Continental Oil. Marland Oil Company was founded in 1917, by E. W. Marland, Ponca City, Oklahoma oil exploration pioneer, when he assembled his various holdings including the 101 Ranch Oil Company into one unit. On January 3, 1921, Marland incorporated the Marland Oil Company in Delaware to acquire through an exchange of stock control of the Marland Refining Corp. and Kay County Gas Co. By 1920 it is estimated that Marland and his partners controlled 10% of the world's oil production and that Marland was worth $85 million. By 1922 nearly 600 Marland stations were found in 11 mid-continent states, from North Dakota to Oklahoma and as far east as Indiana. Growth required capital, E. W. Marland was continually strapped. Turning to investment banker J. P. Morgan and Company, he was able to secure financial backing for continued expansion, but with expansion came a hefty price.

By 1928 he had been forced out by Morgan interests, who placed former Texaco executive Dan Moran in charge. With orders from Morgan and Company to put Marland Oil back in the black, Moran set out to acquire key assets that would round out the Marland operation, allowing for increased financial stability. With this in mind, Marland management began to look around for a partner, a company with complementary assets, an operation that would consider a merger. Talks began with Continental Oil along these lines in late 1928. In the meantime, Marland Oil had acquired Baltimore based Prudential Refining, since a refinery with East Coast marketing access would serve as a processing outlet for Marland's crude oil production. A merger with Continental would facilitate the Baltimore facility to supply Continental's existing Mid-Atlantic marketing efforts, allowing for substantial growth in the number of retail service stations and the increased cash flow related to that increase in sales. On June 26, 1929 the merger was approved, it acquired for a consideration of 2,317,266 shares of stock, the assets of Continental Oil Company.

Although Marland Oil had been the "purchaser", management chose to retain the older and more accepted name, Continental Oil Company. The purchase combined all of the assets of the former Continental Oil, Marland Oil, Prudential Oil and other, lesser known production affiliates of the companies listed. Headquarters for the new company were to be Marland's old Ponca City, Oklahoma offices, with the former Conoco offices in Denver being retained as a district office; the new marketing logo would be a combination of the two previous logos, the Conoco name emblazoned on the crossbar of the famed Marland red triangle. It was an emblem that would remain with minimal change, for the next 40-plus years. CONOCO and Marland Oil Co. History Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory

Manohar Manoj

Manohar Manoj is an Indian politician and expert analyst on Indian television. He founded Bharat Parivartan Abhiyan, a campaign against corruption in 2007 from Ghandhi Ashram, West Champaran in the Indian state of Bihar, his home district; as a national convenor of Bharat Parivartan Abhiyan, he made padyatra in 700 villages of West Champaran from June to December 2008. He framed a local manifesto for the Balmikinagar lok sabha constituency, it incorporated a broad range of political and election reform, social awakening and economic planning proposals. The manifesto was entitled'Champaran Banega Bharat Ka Champion', it offered a vision to utilize the local natural and human resources and provide better local governance. He fought 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Balmikinagar.=== Author === The central point of his work and thinking is the issue of corruption. From his childhood he felt, he wrote thousands of reports on this issue. He edited more than 200 issues of Economy India magazine.

He writes a popular political economy column named Rajartha for Economy India and other publications. He founded Bharatiya Yuva Patrakar Sangathan India's first youth media organization in 1995, which works for granting constitutional status of fourth estate to media, he has authored a mammoth book on corruption titled'A Crusade against Corruption on the Neutral Path, in two volumes and having 850 pages. He has authored another book titled'A Dialogue on System Change, An initiative to make a New India', which has its Hindi edition named'Vyastha Parivartan ek Vimarsh, pehal ek naye bharat ke rachna ki'; these both books are the complete documentary perspective of governance. Manohar Manoj on Facebook

Nathan F. Dixon III

Nathan Fellows Dixon III was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Westerly, he attended the common schools of Westerly and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he graduated from Brown University in 1869 and from Albany Law School in 1871. Dixon commenced practice in Westerly. From 1877 to 1885 he was United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. Dixon was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Chace and served from February 12 to March 3, 1885. Dixon was a member of the Rhode Island Senate from 1885 to 1889, was elected as a Republican to the U. S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Chace and served from April 10, 1889, to March 3, 1895. While in Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Patents, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking, died in Westerly in 1897. Nathan Fellows Dixon, III was the son of Nathan Fellows Dixon and a grandson of Nathan Fellows Dixon, a U.

S. Senator and Representative from Rhode Island. United States Congress. "Nathan F. Dixon III". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Nathan F. Dixon III at Find a Grave

Reginald Kerr Manning

Reginald Kerr Manning was a prominent Australian equity and probate barrister. With Sir George Rich he established and edited The Bankruptcy and Company Law Cases of New South Wales. Manning was born into the prominent Manning and Suttor families who were influential in the legal and pastoral activities of early New South Wales, he was the fourth of 13 children of John Edye Manning. His mother was the daughter of Charlotte Augusta Ann Francis. Suttor was a wealthy pastoralist and politician who owned the property Brucedale in Bathurst, New South Wales, where Caroline spent her childhood, his father, a merchant, was the son of John Edye Manning and Fanny Elizabeth Manning and the grandson of John Edye Manning, the Registrar of the New South Wales Supreme Court. His parents had six boys and seven girls. Manning was born at Merioola at Edgecliff, his paternal grandparent's home, built in 1859; the Victorian mid-century mansion became famous as an artists' colony before being demolished for suburban subdivision.

Manning's maternal grandfather died in 1877 and in accordance with his will Willandra at Ryde, was bought for his mother and held for her in trust. This became the Manning family home until 1894. Willandra, which still stands, was described at the time as "a most comfortable family residence, overlooking the Parramatta River within a mile of the railway and steamer. Contains 18 lofty and spacious rooms, stables etc. Water and gas laid on. Tennis lawns and flower gardens. John Edye Manning became involved in a sensational divorce case where he was named as the co-respondent, he was ordered by the Court to pay 2000 pounds. The case was reported in newspapers in March 1894. Manning's family left Australia for England; the United Kingdom Census of 1901 shows that John and Caroline and their five youngest children were living at 28 London Road, Reigate, a market town in Surrey. John Edye Manning died at Reigate in 1909 and Caroline Manning died twelve years in 1921 in Kensington aged 79 years. Manning remained in Sydney and in that year he married Mary Constance Salter.

By 1871 the Manning family were renting a substantial Victorian Rustic Gothic style stone house, Clifton Villa, in Balmain. Manning was enrolled at Sydney Grammar School in October 1876 but left the school less than twelve months in June 1877, he attended a local denominational school. On 1 October 1878, aged 12, Manning commenced education at Newington College in Newington House on the Parramatta River at Silverwater, New South Wales; the school was a short trip up river from the new Manning family domicile of Willandra at Ryde. The Rev. Joseph Horner Fletcher was the Principal and Joseph Coates was the Head Master. Manning was placed in the 3rd Form. In 1880, with the move of Newington College to Stanmore, he was placed in the Lower Sixth Form, he passed the University Junior Examination in 1880 and again in 1881. In 1882 he left Newington at the end of that year; the Senior Examination was held by the University of Sydney on behalf of the New South Wales Government but was not a matriculation exam.

From 1859 until 1889 the Tasmanian Council of Education held annual examinations for the Degree of Associate of Arts and awarded scholarships to enable students to study at a university in the United Kingdom. The Manning family had extensive interests in northern Tasmania and in 1883 Manning attended Launceston Grammar School and sat for the Tasmanian exam, he took the Associate Degree in December 1883 and was awarded the first mathematical prizes at the same examination. Instead of studying abroad Manning used his associate degree as entry to the University of Sydney and in 1887 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Whilst at the University he was a resident of St Andrew's College. Manning was admitted as a member of the New South Wales Bar in August 1889 and in March 1890 he was appointed as clerk associate to his uncle His Honour Mr Justice Charles James Manning. On 24 September 1903, Manning was appointed as a Crown Prosecutor in Dubbo. On returning to Sydney Manning, his wife and three children, resided at Wandeen at 29 Rangers Road, Neutral Bay.

He was a member of the Council of the New South Wales Bar Association from 1912 until 1933. Manning maintained chambers in Sydney until 1940 with his last appearance before the High Court of Australia being in August 1938, he died at his flat in 4 Birriga Road, Bellevue Hill. His wife and only daughter had predeceased him and he was survived by his sons, Reginald Lance Manning, a solicitor of Narrabri, New South Wales, Neville Horace Manning, a wool broker of Sydney, New South Wales

Parvesh Verma

Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is an Indian politician and a Member of parliament from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In May, 2014 he was elected to 16th Lok Sabha, he has been reelected in 2019 for the 17th Lok Sabha with a huge margin of 578486 votes, the highest margin victory in Delhi. Since 1 Sep, 2014 onwards he is Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development, he is former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sahib Singh Verma. He contested Mehrauli Vidhan Sabha constituency in the 2013 assembly election and defeated speaker of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha Yoganand Shastri. Parvesh Verma was born to Sahib Singh Verma and Sahib Kaur on 7 November 1977, he has three sisters. He finished his schooling from R. K. Puram, he attended and graduated from the Kirori Mal College, affiliated with the University of Delhi. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Fore School of Management.

His uncle Azad Singh was the mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation and contested Mundka Vidhan Sabha Constituency on the BJP ticket in the 2013 assembly election. Verma is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party at the Centre and the major opposition party at the Delhi Vidhan Sabha, he was a member of the Delhi BJP Election Committee for the 2013 assembly election. In May 2014, he became the Member Of Parliament, he became the Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development. He was interested in contesting from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2009 general election but was denied a ticket by the party, despite receiving assurances from party leaders that he would be considered. Instead, Janakpuri MLA Jagdish Mukhi contested from West Delhi. A mahapanchayat held on 22 March 2013 in Dwarka " the decision of the BJP to deny Parvesh the ticket". On 7 November 2013, the Bharatiya Janata Party announced Verma as the party's candidate from Mehrauli constituency for the 2013 legislative assembly election, held on 4 December.

The mayor of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation Sarita Chaudhary and Sher Singh Dagar, the BJP candidate for Mehrauli in the 2008 election, wanted to contest from the same seat. Supporters of both the aspirants opposed Verma's candidature. Chaudhary's supporters protested outside the Delhi BJP headquarters and called Verma an "outsider", his mother and wife campaigned for him in the constituency. He defeated runner-up Narinder Singh Sejwal of the Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of 4,564 votes and the incumbent MLA and the speaker of the Delhi vidhan Sabha Yoganand Shastri. In 2014 Indian general election, Pravesh Verma won the election from West Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency by a record margin of 2,68,586 votes. Parvesh Verma, the sitting MP from the West Delhi constituency, won a second term with a record-breaking margin of 5.78 lakh votes beating Congress's Mahabal Mishra who got 2,87,162 votes. Parvesh Sahib Singh broke his own record for the highest victory margin in Delhi and 6th highest in India.

In 2019 General elections Pravesh Verma got 8,65,648 of the total 14,41,601 votes polled in the seat. This is the highest recorded margin in the history of Delhi that any Lok Sabha candidate has won by. Verma is married to Swati Singh Verma and she is in the profession of possession of properties and pecuniary resources in the form of agricultural land, property, an apartment, gems worth about ₹100 million, based on information furnished by Verma in an affidavit which he submitted while filing his nomination for the 2013 assembly election, he has two daughters and a son. He runs the NGO Rashtriya Swabhiman. During the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election campaigning, Verma courted controversy by claiming that the Shaheen Bagh protesters would "enter your houses, rape your sisters and daughters, kill them". Subsequently, he was banned from campaigning for 96 hours by the Election Commission of India, he was again banned from campaigning by the Election Commission for calling Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal a terrorist