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Government of Sri Lanka

The Government of Sri Lanka is a semi-presidential system determined by the Sri Lankan Constitution. It administers the island from both its commercial capital of Colombo and the administrative capital of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte; the Constitution of Sri Lanka has been the constitution of the island nation of Sri Lanka since its original promulgation by the National State Assembly on 7 September 1978. It is Sri Lanka's second republican constitution, its third constitution since the country's independence in 1948; as of April 2015 it has been formally amended 19 times. The President, directly elected for a five-year term, is head of state, head of government, commander in chief of the armed forces; the election occurs under the Sri Lankan form of the contingent vote. Responsible to Parliament for the exercise of duties under the constitution and laws, the president may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of Parliament with the concurrence of the Supreme Court; the President heads a cabinet of ministers responsible to Parliament.

The President's deputy is the prime minister. A parliamentary no-confidence vote requires dissolution of the cabinet and the appointment of a new one by the President. Sri Lanka elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature; the president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Parliament has 225 members, elected for a five-year term, 196 members elected in multi-seat constituencies through proportional representation system where each party is allocated a number of seats from the quota for each district according to the proportion of the total vote that party obtains in the district; the Parliament has 225 members, elected for a six-year term, 196 members elected in multi-seat constituencies and 29 by proportional representation. The President may summon, suspend, or end a legislative session and dissolve Parliament any time after it has served for one year. Parliament reserves the power to make all laws; the primary modification is that the party that receives the largest number of valid votes in each constituency gains a unique "bonus seat".

Since its independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has remained a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The judiciary is the system of courts that applies the law in the country, it is set out in the constitution, which defines courts as independent institutions within the traditional framework of checks and balances. The Sri Lankan courts are presided over by professional judges, judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President with the nomination of the Parliamentary Council, others by the Judicial Service Commission. Sri Lanka has a legal system, an amalgam of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law and Customary Law. GeneralGovernment of Sri Lanka The Official Website of the Data and Information Unit of the Presidential Secretariat, Sri LankaLawOfficial site of the Judicial Service Commission Secretariat Sri Lanka's Legal Information NetworkExecutive BranchOfficial site of the Presidency Official site of the Presidential SecretariatLegislative BranchOfficial site of the Parliament of Sri LankaJudiciaryOfficial site of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Official site of the Court of Appeal of Sri LankaOthersOfficial Government News Portal

Aubert Cigale

The Aubert PA-20 Cigale, PA-204 Cigale Major and PA-205 Super Cigale were a family of high-wing cabin monoplanes built in France in the years before and after World War II. The original Cigale was shown at the 1938 Paris Salon but its development was interrupted by the War; the Cigale was a high-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with fixed, tailwheel undercarriage. The original two-seat PA-20 Cigale first flew in 1938 powered by a Train 6T. Various refinements were made, including a change to a Renault 4Pei engine, the aircraft was redesignated PA-201 Cigale; this original aircraft was destroyed during the course of World War II, but in 1945, Paul Aubert returned to the design, building another aircraft to the PA-201 standard. This went on to prove successful when flown competitively in 1945 and 1946. Aubert further modified his design into a four-seater, flying the PA-204 Cigale Major on 21 April 1947, soon building a second example to this standard. One of the PA-204s was subsequently re-engined first with a SNECMA 4L in 1951, with a Lycoming O-290-D2B in 1955 and a Lycoming O-320 in 1956.

With this engine, Aubert was satisfied with the design and built around thirty production examples, eight of which went to Aéroclub Air France. PA-20 Cigale Pre-war prototype two-seat trainer. PA-201 Cigale Post-war development. PA-204 Cigale-Major Improved four-seat variant with a Renault 4Pei inverted inline engine. Prototype flew in 1949, with production from 1954. PA-204S Super Cigale Further developed with a Régnier 4L02 engine. PA-204L Super Cigale Final production variant with an Avro Lycoming engine with a range of power output between 135 to 180 hp. Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, General characteristics Crew: 1 Capacity: 3 passengers Length: 7.50 m Wingspan: 10.00 m Height: 2.40 m Wing area: 12.90 m2 Aspect ratio: 7.8 Empty weight: 640 kg Max takeoff weight: 1,250 kg Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 flat-four piston engine, 110 kW Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell constant-speed propellerPerformance Maximum speed: 255 km/h Cruise speed: 230 km/h 70% power Landing speed: 90 km/h Range: 1,880 km Service ceiling: 4,500 m Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s at sea level Take-off run: 230 m Landing run: 120 m Fuel consumption: 32 l/h Bridgman, Leonard.

Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56. New York: The McGraw-Hill Book Company. Taylor, Michael J. H.. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. P. 83. World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. Pp. File 889 Sheet 83; the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. Orbis Publishing. An overview

Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962

The Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 occurred on March 5–9, 1962 along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. Known as the Great March Storm of 1962, it was considered by the U. S. Geological Survey to be one of the most destructive storms to affect the mid-Atlantic states. Classified as a level 5 or Extreme Nor'easter by the Dolan-Davis scale for classification of Atlantic Nor'easters it was one of the ten worst storms in the United States in the 20th century, it lingered through five high tides over a three-day period, killing 40 people, injuring over 1,000, causing hundreds of millions in property damage in six states. The storm deposited significant snowfall over the Southeast, with a regional snowfall index of 12.663. On March 4, 1962, a large low-pressure area developed along a cold front off the southeast coast of the United States, with several ill-defined circulation centers. At the same time, a large ridge was over Atlantic Canada, a powerful upper-level low was over the Ohio Valley.

The upper-level low reached the North Carolina coast on March 6, which aided in the intensification of the frontal system, reaching a minimum barometric pressure of 979 mbar. From March 6 -- 8, the storm drifted northeastward; the interaction between the storm and the ridge produced a steep pressure gradient that produced hurricane-force wind gusts along the Mid-Atlantic coast. The storm produced a 600 mi long fetch of flow of winds from the Atlantic Ocean, building the height of the waves as high as 30 ft. Storm conditions diminished along the coast on March 9; the storm was unusual because of its slow movement, contrary to typical nor'easters. In most areas, the peak of the storm occurred on March 7, the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent that year. Outer Banks writer Aycock Brown named the coastal storm as the "Ash Wednesday Storm." In their Mariners Weather Log summary, the U. S. Weather Bureau referred to the weather system as the "Great Atlantic Coastal Storm." The storm is known as the "Five High Storm" because it lingered off the Atlantic Coast of the northeast United States over a period of five high tides.

The Weather Bureau described the storm as "one of the most damaging extratropical cyclones to hit the United States coastline," with damage estimated around $200 million. The storm destroyed 1,793 houses, damaged another 16,782. According to the American Red Cross, the storm killed 40 people in the United States, with 1,252 people injured. At the same time of the storm reaching its maturity, the moon was at its perigee – its closest point to Earth during its 28-day elliptical orbit – while the moon was in alignment with the sun and moon, a set of conditions known as the Perigean spring tide. High tides lasted over five successive high tides; the large storm dropped heavy snowfall as far south as Alabama, with the heaviest accumulations in western Virginia and Maryland. Little precipitation occurred to the storm's north over New England. During the storm, several ships came into danger amid the high waves; the British vessel Arthur Albright was blown ashore at Florida. About 200 mi southeast of Charleston, three people were rescued when the yacht Guinevere sank during the storm.

Offshore Cape Hatteras, a 500 ft tanker broke in two. Two ships – one off Cape Hatteras and another east of Virginia – sustained damage to their rudders. A 50 ft wave damaged the Chesapeake lightship east of Virginia. Two freighters were washed ashore New Jersey, two fishing trawlers with nine people on board went missing; the weather system in the southeastern United States dropped snow as far south as Alabama. Cold, northerly winds first affected Florida on March 5, with peak gusts of 42 mph in Daytona Beach. Tides reached 6.5 ft above normal in Vero Beach. The high tides caused minor beach erosion and extensive drifting of sand. Flooding entered oceanfront properties, damaging docks and cabanas. Monetary damage was estimated around $1 million. Impacts were minimal in Georgia. In neighboring South Carolina, the high tides eroded beaches, with Folly Beach losing up to 200 ft of sand. Charleston, South Carolina reported tides 8.1 ft above normal. The storm wrecked a few beachside cottages, one person drowned along the Santee-Cooper Lakes.

A gale warning was issued for North Carolina on March 6. Along the Atlantic side of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, high waves eroded sand dunes and created a new 200 ft inlet on Hatteras Island, about 2 mi north of Buxton. Several sections of North Carolina Highway 12 were washed out or covered with sand, covering cars with sand. Heavy snowfall occurred in North Carolina and into Virginia, reaching 42 in in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia. Winchester, Virginia reported 23 in of a city record at the time. In Norfolk, the storm produced the third highest tide on record, highest unrelated to a tropical cyclone, reaching 8.2 ft. The tides flooded thousands of cars and damaged thousands of houses near the coast. Wind gusts in the Hampton Roads area reached 65 mph, although stronger winds occurred over Chesapeake Bay, reaching 80 mph gusts and producing 50 ft waves. Construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel was disrupted when the waves knocked over the world's largest pile driver, which stood on four 100 ft legs.

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Mouni Roy

Mouni Roy is an Indian film and television actress. She is best known for playing Krishna Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2007, Sati in Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev and Shivanya/Shivangi in Naagin, she has played the role of Meera in Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq. She was a finalist on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014, she is a trained Kathak dancer. In 2018, she made her film debut opposite Akshay Kumar with the sports biopic Gold. Roy starred alongside John Abraham in Robbie Grewal's espionage thriller Romeo Akbar Walter, she portrayed Maha Naagrani Shivangi and Shivanya in the final episodes of Naagin season 3. In 2019, she was seen in Made in China alongside Rajkumar Rao. Mouni Roy was born on 28 September 1985 in Cooch Behar to a Bengali family from West Bengal, her grandfather, Shekhar Chandra Roy was a well-known Jatra theatre artist. While her mother Mukti was a theatre artist, her father Anil Roy was an office superintendent of the Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad, she did her schooling till class 12th from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baburhat, Cooch Behar and went to Delhi.

She took up mass communication at Jamia Milia Islamia at her parents' insistence, but left the course midway and went to Mumbai to try her luck in films. She did not return to Delhi after that, she appeared as a background dancer in the song Nahi Hona in 2004 film Run. Mouni started her career in 2007 with the Ekta Kapoor drama Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi playing the role of Krishna Tulsi opposite Pulkit Samrat, she participated and won the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha along with Karishma Tanna and Jennifer Winget. Mouni appeared as Shivani in the series Kasturi. In 2008, Roy participated in Pati Patni Aur Woh along with Gaurav Chopra after in 2010, she played the role of Roop in Do Saheliyaan. In 2011, Mouni starred in the Punjabi movie Hero Hitler in Love. Mouni made fame after playing the role as Sati in Life OK's mythological series Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev from 2011 to 2014. During that time she played the lead as Meera opposite Aditya Redij in Life OK's Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq in 2013.

In 2014, Mouni participated in the dance reality show on Colors Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in its seventh season along with Punit Pathak. In 2015, Mouni returned to television with Ekta Kapoor's supernatural series Naagin playing the role of Shivanya opposite Arjun Bijlani and Adaa Khan; the series topped the TRP charts since its continued to so. She became one of the players of Arjun's team Mumbai Tigers in Box Cricket League, she hosted the dance show So You Think You Can Dance along with Rithvik Dhanjani on &TV. Mouni played a double role in Season 2 of Naagin, her chemistry with Bijlani in season 1 and with Bohra in season 2 was appreciated by audience and established her as a leading actress in Indian Television Industry. In 2016, Mouni voiced for the role of Sita in the animated film Mahayodha Rama. In the same year she appeared in a song'Ki Kariye Tu Nachna Aunda Ni' in Tum Bin 2. In 2018, Mouni made her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in Gold directed by Reema Kagti, she made a special appearance in the film K.

G. F: Chapter 1 in the song'Gali Gali'. In May 2019, she made a cameo appearance in the final few episodes of Naagin 3 as Mahanaagrani Shivangi. In the 2019, she starred in two films. Made in China alongside Rajkumar Rao; as of 2020, she has two upcoming major projects. List of Hindi television actresses List of Indian television actresses Mouni Roy on IMDb

Bill Carpenter

William Stanley "Bill" Carpenter, Jr. is a retired American military officer and former college football player. While playing college football at the United States Military Academy, he gained national prominence as the "Lonesome End" of the Army football team. During his military service in the Vietnam War, he again achieved fame when he saved his company by directing airstrikes on his own position. For the action, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Carpenter. Was born to William Stanley Carpenter, Sr. and Helen Carpenter. Private First Class Carpenter, Sr. served in the U. S. Army as an ammunition bearer in the 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division and was killed in action in the Ruhr Pocket, he is interred in Netherlands, at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Helen relocated the family to the Philadelphia area, he was a 1955 graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield and attended the Manlius School in Manlius, New York. Carpenter married Toni M. Vigliotti in 1961 and had three children: William S. Carpenter III, Kenneth Carpenter, Stephen Carpenter.

While attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carpenter played as a split end on the football team, alongside Heisman Trophy-winning halfback and fellow combat infantryman Pete Dawkins. Carpenter earned the nickname the "Lonesome End" as a result of the team's tactic of aligning him near the far sideline and leaving him outside of huddles, he played on the undefeated 1958 West Point team, in 1959, while team captain, was named an All-American. Legendary Army head coach Earl Blaik, who spent twenty years on the Army coaching staff, called Carpenter "the greatest end I coached at West Point." In 1982, Carpenter was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, Carpenter was commissioned as an infantry officer and went on to serve at least two tours in Vietnam. In 1964, he was an adviser assigned to an airborne brigade of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam; that unit came under heavy enemy fire after being inserted by helicopter into a sugar cane field. Bill Carpenter was wounded by a gunshot through the arm while changing rifle magazines.

His radio set was hit with another bullet and he was spun around and knocked to the ground. He proceeded to eliminate the source of the enemy fire, by knocking out a bunker with a hand grenade. For his actions he was awarded the Silver Star, the U. S. Army's third highest award for valor in combat. In 1966 Captain Carpenter's C Company, 2/502nd Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division took part in Operation Hawthorne, fighting North Vietnamese forces near Dak To on the Kontum plateau in the Central Highlands; as it maneuvered in an attempt to relieve Major David Hackworth's engaged 1/327th Infantry, C Company became isolated and in danger of being overrun. As the situation grew desperate, Carpenter radioed the battalion air traffic controller for a napalm airstrike on his own position: "We're overrun, they're right in among us. I need an air strike on my position." Several of his soldiers were wounded by the close air support, but it blunted the enemy attack and prevented the envelopment of his company.

C Company was able to consolidate and break out. For his actions, he was again awarded the Silver Star, upgraded to the U. S. Army's second highest wartime medal, the Distinguished Service Cross. Carpenter committed another act of heroism on February 1, 1967 at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon when he carried an injured man to safety after a plane crash landed. After a C-123 Provider military transport aircraft made a belly landing on the runway, Captain Carpenter "hoisted the injured man onto his shoulders and scampered from the gasoline-soaked plane."In 1984, Carpenter went on to take command of the newly activated 10th Mountain Division and the Combined Field Army in Korea. He retired as a lieutenant general and settled in Montana. List of people with surname Carpenter Charles Goodman, Hell's Brigade, 1966, New York, Prestige, ASIN: B000UCG92Q

Bobby Sippio

Robert Lee "Bobby" Sippio, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Peoria Pirates in 2002, he played college football at Western Kentucky. During Sippio's professional career, he played for thirteen different teams in four different leagues, including the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Sippio played college football at Western Kentucky for three seasons, he attended Osceola High School in Florida where he played football and basketball. He played cornerback along with former NFL player Brett Williams. Sippio began playing professional football in 2002 with the Peoria Pirates of af2 and the Greensboro Prowlers, before signing with the Arena Football League. Sippio played in 15 games as a rookie with the Dallas Desperados, recording 75 receptions for 1,217 yards and 32 touchdowns, recording 25.0 tackles, two interceptions and three passes broken up. He made his Arena Football League debut February 8 vs. the Carolina Cobras, catching four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

He was named co-Offensive Player of the Game March 6 against the Grand Rapids Rampage after catching 6 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns. Sippio played in 16 games in his second season with Dallas, recording 61 receptions for 863 yards and 22 touchdowns and added 30.5 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes broken up. He scored touchdowns in five different ways during the season, rushing, interception return, fumble return and kickoff return. Sippio played in nine games for the Tampa Bay Storm, recording 55 receptions for 666 yards and 18 touchdowns, before being released March 28 and claimed by the Chicago Rush on March 29. After signing with Chicago, Sippio changed positions from WR/DB to OS, he finished the 2006 season with 93 receptions for 35 touchdowns. He recorded a season high 10 receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Orlando Predators on February 19, he led the league with 53 touchdowns. After the 2007 Arena Football League season, Sippio signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 12, 2007.

His signing appeared on HBO's Hard Knocks. On September 1, 2007 the Chiefs made their final cuts to 53, Sippio made the final roster. However, he was released on September 2 to make room for Tyler Thigpen; the following day, Sippio was added to the Chiefs practice squad. He was signed to the active roster on September 11, 2007 to replace Eddie Kennison who suffered a hamstring injury. Sippio was released by the Chiefs on August 30, 2008. On May 13, 2009, due to the injury of leading wide receiver Donovan Morgan, the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League signed Sippio; the Arena Football League halted operations for the 2009 season, preventing Sippio from re-signing with the Rush or any other AFL team. Sippio signed with the California Redwoods of the United Football League in 2009, but was released in August so he could sign with the Detroit Lions. Sippio was signed by the Detroit Lions on August 7, 2009 after offensive lineman Damion Cook was placed on injured reserve, he was waived on August 17.

Sippio was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on November 16, 2009. He played for then-head coach Jay Gruden. Sippio signed with the Predators on April 13, 2010. Sippio scored 6 TDs, including a game-winner with just 8.7 seconds remaining, in Orlando's 73-69 victory over #1 seed Jacksonville in the first round of the 2010 Arena Football Playoffs. On May 25, 2012, Bobby Sippio was arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery, kidnapping over an incident involving his girlfriend's brother. Sippio and a friend arrived at the man's apartment under the pretense of helping to move furniture, but instead they forced him into a vehicle at gunpoint, drove to an unpopulated area proceeded to beat and threaten the man before returning him home; the man, Sergio Moore, suffered a broken nose, swollen left hand and wrist, cuts to the head and cheek. List of Arena Football League and National Football League players Just Sports Stats