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Green Country

Green Country, sometimes referred to as Northeast Oklahoma, is the northeastern portion of the U. S. state of Oklahoma, which lies west of the northern half of Arkansas, the southwestern corner of Missouri, south of Kansas. Its name was devised in the 1960s by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation as one of six travel destination regions within the state; the name's usage can be traced to the early part of the 20th century. Said tourism designation is an 18-county region including Pawnee, Washington, Craig, Delaware, Rogers, Tulsa, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Okmulgee, McIntosh counties. Another alternate usage of the term can include the immediate vicinity of Green Country's principal city, Tulsa. In this case, the terms "Tulsa Metropolitan Area" and "Green Country" are used interchangeably. Average precipitation totals in Green Country are above 40 inches per year; the area is one of the most populous regions of Oklahoma, is home to some of its largest cities. Northeastern Oklahoma has Tulsa.

In addition to the area's foliage and rolling hills, it has more lakes than any other geographical area of Oklahoma, as well as more than half of the state's registered state parks. Oklahoma is one of only four states with more than 10 ecoregions, but six of its 11 ecoregions are located in northeastern Oklahoma; the heavily-wooded Ozark Mountains and their foothills dominate most of northeast Oklahoma from the immediate Tulsa vicinity south and eastward towards the Arkansas state line, containing both evergreen pine and deciduous forests. In its western counties, the far eastern extent of the Great Plains transition to woodlands through the Cross Timbers region; this area includes most of Oklahoma's portion of the Flint Hills, some of, the protected by the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie in the United States. Prairie terrain is most apparent in a strip of Green Country's northern section, which borders Kansas, running from Bartlesville to Miami, where the landscape is a mix of true prairie and forest.

A small portion of the Ouachita Mountains extend into the southern areas of northeast Oklahoma, though the Ozark highlands are the primary range in the area. Northeast Oklahoma has a land area of 13,247 square miles, comprising 18 entire counties; the region comprises about 19.3 percent of Oklahoma's land area, is larger than the state of Maryland. Based on commuting patterns, the adjacent micropolitan area of Bartlesville, is grouped together in the; the population of this wider region is 998,438—more than one-fourth of Oklahoma's population—as of 2012. The 2010 census population of Green Country was 1,301,716 inhabitants, about 30 percent of whom were concentrated in the city of Tulsa. Adair County Craig County Creek County Cherokee County Delaware County Mayes County McIntosh County Muskogee County Nowata County Okmulgee County Osage County Ottawa County Pawnee County Rogers County Sequoyah County Tulsa County Wagoner County Washington CountyIt includes the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge, Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas River, Canadian River, Grand River, Illinois River, Verdigris River.

The Tulsa International Airport is the primary commercial flight operation in Green Country. In the area, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and Port of Muskogee are Oklahoma's only seaports, connecting the state directly with international trade routes. From either of these two ports, goods may be transported via the Arkansas River's connection to the Mississippi River; the area's highway system is dominated by turnpikes. Toll roads account for the primary highways in and out of the city of Tulsa in every direction; the Will Rogers Turnpike serves the city to the northeast, the Turner Turnpike to the southwest, the Cimarron Turnpike to the west, The Muskogee Turnpike to the southeast, the Cherokee Turnpike to the east. Interstate 44 is the primary thoroughfare, runs diagonally through Green Country, exiting on the southwest and northeast corners. All portions of the road through northeastern Oklahoma exists as a toll road, except for in the city of Tulsa. Interstate 40 straddles the southernmost border of Green Country, while other highways include the north-south Highway 75, The Muskogee Turnpike, the north-south Highway 69, Highway 169, the east-west Highway 412.

In addition, Historic U. S. Route 66 runs between the southwestern most town in the region. Tulsa Metropolitan Area Eastern Oklahoma Chowtaw Country, a/k/a Kiamichi Country Green Country Marketing Association Green Country North Eastern Oklahoma Business and Events Showcase - Features 48,000 Businesses and Hundreds of Local Events Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory


Bison valley is a village in Udumbanchola Taluk in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Bison valley is situated at around 914 metres above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains; as of 2001 census of India, Bisonvalley had a population of 12761 with 6312 females. The name Bison valley is believed to tell the history of the place, Where the kings and officers of east India company came for hunting bison during there vacations in Munnar. Geographic coordinates of Bison valley is 10°00'21.9"N 77°40'36.9"E Bison valley is situated in the valleys of Chokramudi Peak in Udumbanchola taluk in the Idukki district covering an area of nearly 144 square kilometers. Bison valley is connected to a rural roads, 24 km form munnar, about 133 km from Cochin, 30 km from Adimali, 147 km from Madurai, Tamil Nadu and 56 km from Neriamangalam; the nearest major railway stations are at Aluva. The Nearest Functioning Railway station is at Udumalaipettai; the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 110 kilometers away.

The Coimbatore and Madurai airports is 165 km from Bison valley


Dicranopalpus is a genus of harvestmen with twelve known recent species. Three fossil species have been described, all from Baltic amber, but only D. ramiger is considered valid. The species name refers to the peculiar form of the palps in at least the first described species, D. gasteinensis, derived from di "two", cranium "head", palpus. Dicranopalpus angolensis Dicranopalpus bolivari Dicranopalpus brevipes I. Marcellino, 1974 Dicranopalpus caudatus Dresco, 1948 Dicranopalpus cantabricus Dresco, 1953 Dicranopalpus dispar M. Rambla, 1967 Dicranopalpus gasteinensis Doleschal, 1852 Dicranopalpus insignipalpis Dicranopalpus larvatus Dicranopalpus martini Dicranopalpus pyrenaeus Dresco, 1948 Dicranopalpus pulchellus Rambla, 1960 † Dicranopalpus ramiger = † Dicranopalpus corniger Menge, 1854 = † Dicranopalpus palmnickensis Roewer, 1939 Dicranopalpus ramosus Starȩga, W.: Baltic amber harvestmen from Polish collections. Annales zoologici 52: 601-604

Inquisitor sexradiata

Inquisitor sexradiata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae. This marine species occurs off Western Australia. Odhner, N. H. 1917. Results of Dr E. Mjöbergs Swedish scientific expeditions to Australia. 1910-1913, pt XVII, Mollusca. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 52: 1-115 pls 1-3 Hedley, C. 1922. A revision of the Australian Turridae. Records of the Australian Museum 13: 213-359, pls 42-56 This article incorporates text from this source, in the public domain. Tucker, J. K. 2004 Catalog of recent and fossil turrids. Zootaxa 682:1-1295

Hiro Takachiho

Hiro Takachiho is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Sunfire & Big Hero 6 #1 and was created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau; the character is known as Hiro Hamada voiced by Ryan Potter in the Big Hero 6 film and television series and related media. He is a young robotics prodigy; the character is changed to half Japanese and half Caucasian. Hamada wears a suit for protection when he is flying on Baymax. Created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in their spare time while working on another project, Hiro was first intended to appear with the rest of Big Hero 6 in Alpha Flight #17. However, the team first appeared in their own self-titled three-issue miniseries by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Gus Vasquez, which due to scheduling issues, was published before Alpha Flight #17; the character appeared with the team in a subsequent five-issue miniseries, launched by Marvel Comics in September 2008. Born to wealthy industrialist Tomeo Takachiho and Maemi Takachiho, Hiro was raised in the affluent Tokyo suburb of Yoga, City of Setagaya.

His parents noticed his intellectual brilliance at an early age, he was placed in pre-school at age 2. He was recognized as one of the world's most brilliant child prodigies and was accepted into the prestigious private Tesuka Advanced Science Institute, it was at the Tesuka Institute that young Hiro's proficiency for invention and innovation was discovered. He created his first and greatest invention to date, the robotic synthformer known as Monster Baymax, as a project for the Institute's science fair. At age 13, Hiro was targeted by the Giri, a top-secret consortium of Japanese politicians and business entities, established to recruit and train potential operatives for a Japanese super-team, Big Hero 6. Silver Samurai, Big Hero 6's initial field leader, first approached Hiro's mother for permission to have him join the team, but she refused as she wanted her child to live a normal life. Silver Samurai approached Hiro directly, but the boy was less than impressed with Big Hero 6. However, after his mother was abducted by the Everwraith, the astral embodiment of all those killed in the 1945 nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hiro was forced to turn to Big Hero 6 for assistance.

After joining forces with the team, which included his idol, the Japanese hero Sunfire, Hiro opted to join the team. In fact, when Silver Samurai and Sunfire left the Big Hero 6, Hiro was appointed to serve as the team's field leader, he continues to maintain a civilian life and attend classes at the Tesuka Institute, although his teachers and classmates are unaware that he moonlights as a secret agent. Hiro has a crush on Honey Lemon. Hiro is a brilliant child prodigy, proficient in many fields of science and technology, with a focus on biology and robotics. Although he is only an adolescent, he is a visionary theoretician and accomplished machinesmith who has made several breakthroughs in fields such as robotics, computer science, synthetic polymers, geology and communications, he is a gifted tactician and strategist. Hiro has constructed several robots, his first and most advanced creation being Monster Baymax, a water-powered synthformer whose artificial intelligence is based on the thoughts and memories of his departed father.

Other notable inventions include: the Bio-Atomic Parcel Detector, a device capable of pinpointing the location of human-sized nuclear reactors. Many of Hiro's inventions are connected to his Core Cyber Network, a mobile personal area computer network used for communication among his various mechanical devices. In the film adaptation, with his last name changed to Hamada and his ethnicity changed to being half white, half Japanese, appears in the 2014 Disney animated feature Big Hero 6, voiced by Ryan Potter. Speaking of the character, co-director Don Hall said "Hiro is transitioning from boy to man, it's a tough time for a kid and some teenagers develop that inevitable snarkiness and jaded attitude. Luckily Ryan is a likeable kid. So no matter what he did, he was able to take edge off the character in a way that made him authentic, but appealing."Hiro is a 14-year-old robotics prodigy whose battle robot dominates the underground bot fights of San Fransokyo. His older brother Tadashi, a student at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, inspires him to redirect his efforts toward gaining acceptance to its research program.

After Tadashi is killed in a fire and explosion on the campus, Hiro becomes depressed. He forms the Big Hero 6 team with Tadashi's fellow researchers and Baymax, an inflatable healthcare robot built by Tadashi, to stop Yokai, the villain who killed Tadashi by causing the fire. Hiro lacks a social life and appears to suffer from intellectual boredom. After Tadashi's urging and meeting with his friends, he becomes more open and accepting to those around him and tries to be friendly, he decides to be a hero out of necessity as opposed to being unwillingly forced into the occupation. He wears bluish–purple armor that, by itself, serves no function besides protection. However, when paired with Baymax, the suit magnetizes to his back and allows Hiro to control him while flying. Hiro appears in Big Hero 6: The

Reuben Shemitz

Reuben B. Shemitz or Reuben Bob Shemitz was an American attorney, older brother of Esther Shemitz, brother-in-law of Whittaker Chambers: he testified during the Hiss Case. Reuben Shemitz was born on February 1894, in New York City, his parents were Rabbi Benjamin Shemitz and Rose Thorner, who had immigrated to the US in the 1890s from the "Podolsk Province." He was their oldest child born in third-surviving child. After the birth of their last child, they moved from New York City to New Haven, where they ran a candy store. In 1914-1915, Shemitz studied Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University but did not graduate. Instead, Shemitz dropped out of school in circa 1916-1917 and joined the Troop A Cavalry of Connecticut to fight Pancho Villa in Mexico, he fought under George S. Patton in France during World War I, he became a captain but was gassed. On the foggy morning of September 26, 1918, the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Shemitz was serving in Patton's Tank Corps, attached to the First Army Corps.

The corps overtook a reserve group of French and American tanks near Boureuilles on the road between Neuvilly and Varennes. As they proceeded, they passed through retreating infantry. Shortly thereafter, they stopped under ever-heavier machine-gun fire. Patton ordered his men to a railroad cut, he ordered reserve tanks forward toward the machine-guns. Trenches held up the tanks: Patton ordered French troops in the trenches to dig a way through. Though heavy machine-gun fire continued, Patton himself took no cover, claiming "To hell with them: they can't hit me." When digging released the tanks and infantrymen followed. "Let's go get them! Who is with me?" Patton shouted. After a few yards, Patton was hit. "Sergeant Shemitz came running back" with the news of a Patton's wounding and searched for a stretcher. The machine-gun fire lessened as the tanks advanced, Patton was moved by stretcher to the rear; when Shemitz tried to sign up again for World War II under his leader, Patton declined his offer but with thanks.

"Unless my memory is gone, you were the first man that got to me when I was wounded and laying in the mine field," Patton wrote. Shemitz went to New York University, where he studied law and graduated. Shemitz began as a union defender in New Haven. In 1922, "R. B. Shemitz" was many of many firms granted a charter by the New York Secretary of State John J. Lyons. In 1924, Shemitz passed the state bar exam. In 1925, Shemitz represented Frank "Cowboy" Tessler, alleged leader of the "Cowboy" Tessler Gang, whose members were charged with 81 hold-ups and at least one murder. In October 1925, one member, Fred Leslie pled guilty to robbery. Other members included brother Arthur Leslie, Eugene Reising, Harry Steinberg, Peter Stroh. In 1936, Shemitz represented a group of stockholders in a "seemingly simple equity suit." Stevens Coal Company filed for collection from stockholders of the defunct Bay Parkway National Bank of $4,700 for coal bought in 1931. Shemitz argued that his stockholders had not been served in the action, rendering them exempt from any assessment.

In 1936, he headed a committee of the New York County Criminal Courts Bar Association to inquire into official conduct of Magistrate W. Overton Harris. In 1942, Shemitz represented plaintiffs in Home Owners vs. Mayer Cohen et al. In 1943, he represented plaintiffs in Home Owners vs. Michael DeCandio et al. In 1957, he represented the defendant in De Miglio vs. Paez: Paez was consul general of Venezuela. In 1959, he represented plaintiffs in Boro Park Hospital Hartnett. In 1921, Shemitz listed his residence at 260 Rochester Avenue, New York. By 1937, this home would belong to his older sister Sophia Shemitz Levine, its dumbwaiter served as hiding place for the "life preserver" of Whittaker Chambers, a large manila envelope that contained both the Baltimore Documents and the Pumpkin Papers. In 1948, Chambers would call on Sophia's son Nathan Levine, they would retrieve the life preserver together. In 1937–1938, while defecting from the Soviet underground, Shemitz's brother-in-law Whittaker Chambers and sister Esther used him as their attorney.

For the 1937 purchase of the "Shaw Place" in Westminster, documents were signed "J. W. Chambers, c/o Reuben Shemitz, Attorney" with Shemitz's New York business address. On December 13, 1948, Shemitz testified before a grand jury about Chambers. A few days he spoke to the press, stating that Grace Hutchins had visited his office several times in April 1938 with death threats against Chambers, he noted. She had was a witness of the marriage of Esther Shemitz and Whittaker Chambers in 1931. Shemitz said, "I never knew a'Grace Hutchlns'" and that she had introduced herself as "Grace Stevens" of the Labor Research Association, he said: She said she wanted to see him on a'matter of life and death'... She assured me that no harm would come to my sister or her children if Whit would get in touch with someone known to Whit as Steve. Chambers recorded in his 1952 memoir: There strode into my brother-in-law's office one morning a rather striking-looking white-haired woman, about fifty