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Gospel Hill

Gospel Hill is a 2008 film directed and produced by Giancarlo Esposito, who stars in the film. The film was released on February 10, 2009 on DVD in the United States after being at numerous film festivals. Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays the son of a slain civil rights activist Paul Malcolm. Jack Herrod is the white former sheriff who never solved the murder, their paths begin to cross when a development corporation comes to town with plans to raze Julia's historic African-American community of Gospel Hill, now fallen into disrepair, to build a golf course. John Malcolm's wife Sarah, a schoolteacher, seems alone in her opposition to the project, being endorsed by Gospel Hill's prominent African-American physician, Dr. Palmer. Meanwhile, a young white teacher comes to town and falls for a handsome young landscaper, whose business is booming thanks to Dr. Palmer's patronage. Adam Baldwin as Carl Herrod Angela Bassett as Sarah Malcolm Tom Bower as Jack Herrod Julia Stiles as Rosie Chris Ellis as L. Don Murray Giancarlo Esposito as Dr. Palmer Danny Glover as John Malcolm Samuel L. Jackson as Paul Malcolm Taylor Kitsch as Joel Herrod RZA as Lonnie Nia Long as Mrs. Yvonne Palmer Gospel Hill on IMDb Gospel Hill at Rotten Tomatoes

Azerbaijan at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Azerbaijan sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In total 44 Azerbaijani athletes went including 14 women. KeyNote – Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in roundMen MenWomen Women MenWomen KeyVT - Victory by Fall. PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points. PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points. Men's freestyleMen's Greco-RomanWomen's freestyle Azerbaijan at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Chevalier Guard Regiment

The Chevalier Guard Regiment was a Russian heavy cavalry guard regiment, created in 1800 by the reformation of the Chevalier Guard corps, itself created in 1764 by Catherine the Great. As other Russian heavy cavalry guard regiments, the Chevalier Guards were equipped as cuirassiers. 1805 – The regiment first saw combat in the Battle of Austerlitz, in which it fought bravely, covering the retreat of units from the Preobrazhensky and Semenovsky Regiments of the Russian Imperial Guard infantry. The Chevalier Guards were countercharged and defeated by the French Horse Grenadiers of the Old Guard, who inflicted heavy casualties among the Russians. 1807 – Battle of Heilsberg 1812 – The regiment distinguished itself during the Patriotic War of 1812. The Chevalier Guards lost their colonel early in the Battle of Borodino but, in concert with the Life Guard Horse Regiment stopped the decisive charge of Saxon cuirassier regiments and defeated French Horse Carabiniers. 1813 – Lützen, Leipzig 1814 – Fère-Champenoise 1831 – Polish Campaign 1914 – First World WarThe regiment was disbanded in 1918.

Many famous men served as Chevalier Guards including Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, Grigory Potemkin, Denis Davydov, Mikhail Skobelev, Alexander Rodzyanko, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim and Alexander Ypsilantis. Russian Imperial Guard Russian Imperial Guard During the Napoleonic Wars

Bhagawangola I

Bhagawangola I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bhagawangola is located at 24.330°N 88.293°E / 24.330. Bhagawangola I CD Block lies in the Jalangi-Bhagirathi Interfluve physiographic region in Murshidabad district; the Bhagirathi River splits the district into two natural physiographic regions – Rarh on the west and Bagri on the east. The Padma River separates Murshidabad district from Malda district and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh in the north, it is a low-lying area having alluvial soil pattern. Murshidabad district has a 125.35 km long international border with Bangladesh of which 42.35 km is on land and the remaining is riverine. There are 9 blocks – Samserganj, Suti I, Suti II, Raghunathganj II, Bhagawangola I, Bhagawangola II, Raninagar II and Jalangi - along the Bangladesh-India border; the Bagri or the eastern part of the district is a low lying alluvial plain with the shape of an isosceles triangle.

The Ganges/Padma and the Bhagirathi form the two equal sides. It is liable to be flooded by the spill of other rivers; the main rivers of this region are Bhairab, Chhoto Bhairab and Gobra Nala. All these rivers are distributaries of the main branch of the Ganges; the rivers are in their decaying stages. A major problem in Murshidabad district is river bank erosion; as of 2013, an estimated 2.4 million people reside along the banks of the Ganges alone in Murshidabad district. Between 1931 and 1977, 26,769 hectares have been eroded and many villages have been submerged. 1980-1990 was a decade of erosion for this district and during the decade Giria, Khejustala, Fajilpur, Akheriganj, Parashpur villages were badly affected. Many families living along the Ganges continue to be affected; as for example, in 2008, 1,245 families were affected in Lalgola, Bhagawangola I and Bhagawangola II CD Blocks. See - River bank erosion along the Ganges in Malda and Murshidabad districts Bhagawangola I CD Block has an area of 136.10 km2.

It has 8 gram panchayats, 127 gram sansads, 59 mouzas and 54 inhabited villages. Bhagawangola police station serves this block. Headquarters of this CD Block is at Bhagawangola. Gram panchayats in Bhagawangola I block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhagawangola, Hanumanta Nagar, Kuthirampur, Mahammadpur and Sundarpur; as per 2011 Census of India Bhagawangola I CD Block had a total population of 202,071, all of which were rural. There were 98,652 females. Population below 6 years numbered 28,933. Scheduled Castes numbered 14,557 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 227; as per 2001 census, Bhagawangola I block has a total population of 163,438, out of which 84,035 were males and 79,403 were females. Bhagawangola I block registered a population growth of 23.90 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent. Decadal Population Growth Rate Sources:The decadal growth of population in Bhagawangola I CD Block in 2001-2011 was 23.62%.

The decadal growth rate of population in Murshidabad district was as follows: 33.5% in 1951-61, 28.6% in 1961-71, 25.5% in 1971-81, 28.2% in 1981-91, 23.8% in 1991-2001 and 21.1% in 2001-11. The decadal growth rate for West Bengal in 2001-11 was 13.93%. The decadal growth rate of population in neighbouring Rajshahi District, across the Ganges, in Bangladesh, was 13.48% for the decade 2001-2011, down from 21.19% in the decade 1991-2001. There are reports of Bangladeshi infiltrators entering Murshidabad district. Large villages in Bhagawangola I CD Block were: Dakshin Hanumanta Nagar, Mahishasthali, Belia Syampur, Upar Orahar, Paschim Rampur, Telia, Bhundar Kismat, Kochgiria and Kasba Bahadurpur; as per the 2011 census, the total number of literates in Bhagawangola I CD Block was 115,632 out of which males numbered 59,970 and females numbered 55,662. The gender disparity was 1.74%. See – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate In the 2001 census, Bengali was mother tongue of 98.3% of the population in Murshidabad district, followed by Santhali 0.8%, Hindi 0.4%, Telugu 0.2% and Urdu 0.1%.

In the 2011 census, Muslims numbered 173,117 and formed 85.67% of the population in Bhagawangola I CD Block. Hindus formed 14.19 % of the population. Others formed 0.14 % of the population. In Bhagawangola I and Bhagabangola II CD Blocks taken to-gether, while the proportion of Muslims increased from 82.02% in 1991 to 85.02% in 2001, the proportion of Hindus declined from 17.98% in 1991 to 14.80% in 2001. Murshidabad district had 4,707,573 Muslims who formed 66.27% of the population, 2,359,061 Hindus who formed 33.21% of the population, 37, 173 persons belonging to other religions who formed 0.52% of the population, in the 2011 census. While the proportion of Muslim population in the district increased from 61.40% in 1991 to 63.67% in 2001


Dummugudem is a village in Bhadradri Kothagudem district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Dummugudem mandal of Bhadrachalam revenue division. On 30 November 1959, Dummagudem was carved out of East Godavari District and combined with the newly created district of Khammam. Dummagudem is located at 17.8500°N 80.8500°E / 17.8500. It has an average elevation of 47 metres. Dummugudem barrage across the Godavari River was constructed nearly 150 years back by the British India engineer Sir Arthur Cotton. A major lift irrigation project called Dummugudem Lift Irrigation Scheme is under development drawing water from the barrage pond. Dummugudem to Nagarjunasagar Dam tail pond lift canal is under construction to transfer surplus Godavari river water to Krishna river; the subdivision has a population of 44,393 while Dummugudem town has a population of 3420. The subdivision had a literacy rate of 36% while Dummugudem town had a literacy rate of 65.8 as per the 2001 census. The literacy numbers show a contrast between rural and urban areas of the subdivision

Tropical Storm Odile (2008)

Tropical Storm Odile was a late season tropical storm that formed during the 2008 Pacific hurricane season and affected parts of southern Mexico. A tropical depression formed on October 8, became Tropical Storm Odile 18 hours later; the storm paralleled the south coast of Mexico, with the center located only several miles offshore. After peaking in intensity, increasing southeasterly vertical wind shear induced a trend of rapid weakening on the storm. Correspondingly, Odile was downgraded to a tropical depression early on 12 October, subsequently degenerating into a remnant low about 55 mi south of Manzanillo, Colima. From thereon, the low proceeded south-southwestward before dissipating on October 13. Since Odile stayed at sea, its effects along coastlines were limited; the most notable damages were caused by flooding along the southern coast of Mexico in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Michoacán. The exact amount of damage, remains unknown, no fatalities were reported as a result of the storm. A tropical wave emerged off the west coast of Africa on September 23, merged with the southern end of a decaying frontal system over the Caribbean Sea.

The combined disturbance split, with the northernmost section becoming Tropical Storm Marco. The southernmost end moved into the eastern Pacific, which immediately showed signs of organization; the system stalled just south of El Salvador throughout October 5, where it came under the influence of strong vertical wind shear. The circulation drifted east-northeastward and became absorbed by a neighboring tropical wave, with the broad resultant low re-curving to the west-northwest. In response to relaxing shear aloft, convection redeveloped around the newly formed center of circulation, it subsequently acquired a sufficiently organized structure and post-analysis found that a tropical depression formed at around 1200 UTC on October 8. Upon developing, the depression was designated as Sixteen-E about 120 mi south-southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador, operationally, advisories were initiated at 2100 UTC — 9 hours after post-analytic estimates of formation. Despite being in an area with favorable conditions, lack of inner core organization proved difficult for rapid deepening to occur, model guidance did not forecast any significant strengthening.

Contrary to expectations, satellite imagery showed a gradual increase in organization that evening. Bands of convection deepened in the southern quadrant, indicating that the storm was strengthening. Located just to the south of a large mid-level ridge over Mexico, the system was steered toward the west-northwest, proceeding within a favorable environment. Based on the improved appearance on satellite imagery, it is estimated the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Odile at 0600 UTC on October 9 about 330 mi southeast of Puerto Ángel, Mexico. Shortly after attaining tropical storm status, Odile began to develop a small area of central dense overcast, upper-level cirrus outflow became well-defined within the western semicircle of the storm. Convective banding organized to the south and southwest of the circulation, leading Dvorak T-numbers to estimate an intensity of at least 50 mph. Based on this estimate, the NHC noted a high chance of further intensification into a minimal hurricane.

Odile maintained its intensity, as upper-level outflow of the circulation was reduced to the northeast. Although wind shear dislocated the circulation from the main convection, a large burst of convection allowed Odile to intensify further to peak winds of 60 mph at around 0600 UTC on October 10. Odile paralleled the Mexican coastline; the intensification did not last long, in fact, the convection associated with Odile diminished in the afternoon and its rainbands became rather distorted. Another cluster of convection sprung up that evening, this time with cloud tops colder than −80 °C; the circulation center was well embedded within the convection. As a consequence of the improved organization, Odile had a stronger interaction with the easterlies aloft, therefore increasing forward movement speed; that day, a reconnaissance aircraft passed through Odile and observed a rather weak and disorganized tropical cyclone, resulting in meteorologists at the NHC to change its forecasts. Early on October 12, Odile made its closest approach to coastline of Mexico, only about 50 mi offshore of Guerrero, Mexico.

Increasing southeasterly vertical wind shear took toll on the system. Furthermore, around 0600 UTC, NHC confirmed; the last advisory regarding Odile was issued that day stating that it has subsequently degenerated into a remnant low-pressure area, a swirl of low-level clouds. The remnants of Odile meandered south-southwestward before dissipating on October 13. Throughout Odile's existence, the National Weather Service of Mexico declared several tropical storm watches and warnings for the Pacific coast of Mexico spanning from Jalisco to Oaxaca, they were discontinued as Odile progressed westward. On October 11 at around 2 AM PDT, a hurricane watch was declared for the Pacific coast of Mexico from Tecpán de Galeana to Punta San Telmo. Six hours the hurricane watch was adjusted and in effect for the coast from Zihuatanejo to Manzanillo, they were all discontinued that day as the chance of Odile becoming a hurricane diminished. On October 8, blue alerts were declared for 118 municipalities in Chiapas following the minimal threat of tropical storm-force impact.

The civil defense system in the state of Chiapas warned that the storm could leave up to 5.9 in of rainfall. Shippings were closed in the Port of Chiapas, leavin