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Haute-Corse

Haute-Corse is an administrative department of France, consisting of the northern part of the island of Corsica. The corresponding departmental territorial collectivity merged with that of Corse-du-Sud on 1 January 2018, forming the single territorial collectivity of Corsica, with territorial elections coinciding with the dissolution of the separate councils; the people living in the former department are called "Northerners". The department was formed on 15 September 1975, when the department of Corsica was divided into Upper Corsica and South Corsica; the department corresponds to the former department of Golo, which existed between 1793 and 1811. On 6 July 2003, a referendum on increased autonomy was voted down by a thin majority: 50.98 percent against to 49.02 percent for. This was a major setback for French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, who had hoped to use Corsica as the first step in his decentralization policies; the former department is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the department of Corse-du-Sud.

Cantons of the Haute-Corse department Communes of the Haute-Corse department Arrondissements of the Haute-Corse department General Council website Haute-Corse at Curlie University of Corsica website Corsica Isula

Garage sale

A garage sale is an informal event for the sale of used goods by private individuals, in which sellers are not required to obtain business licenses or collect sales tax. The goods in a garage sale are unwanted items from the household with its owners conducting the sale; the conditions of the goods vary, but they are usable. Some of these items are offered for sale because the owner does not want or need the item to minimize their possessions or to raise funds. Popular motivations for a garage sale are for "spring cleaning," earning extra money; the seller's items are displayed to the passers-by or those responding to signs, classified ads or newspaper ads. In some cases, local television stations will broadcast a sale on a local public channel; the venue at which the sale is conducted is a garage. Some vendors, known as "squatters," will set up in a high-traffic area rather than on their own property. Items sold at garage sales include old clothing, toys, household decorations and garden tools, sports equipment and board games.

Larger items like furniture and home appliances are sold. Garage sales occur most in suburban areas on weekends with good weather conditions, have designated hours for the sale. Buyers who arrive before the hours of the sale to review the items are known as "early birds" and are professional restorers or resellers; such sales attract people who are searching for bargains or for rare and unusual items. Bargaining known as haggling, on prices is routine, items may or may not have price labels affixed; some people buy goods from these sales to restore them for resale. Some jurisdictions require that the home owners obtain a permit, stating the date on which the sale will take place; the jurisdiction may place restrictions on the sale, such as the number of sales in a year a person can have, where signs may be placed in and around the neighborhood, where on the owner's premises a sale may take place. Advertising for the event of a garage sale is done by posting a sign made from cardboard or plastic, in a public location.

Signs are posted with the intent that people passing by will take note of the event and location of the garage sale. In many cases, signs may feature an arrow or some other means of expressing the direction of the event. In addition to signs, many people advertise their garage sales in the newspaper in a dedicated section or on websites. In some areas, garage sales have taken on a special meaning to a community and have become events of special local significance. Large areas of a community hold a communal garage sale involving numerous families at the same time; the Highway 127 Corridor Sale, promoted as "The World's Longest Yard Sale," encourages private individuals and professional vendors to conduct simultaneous yard sales along a 630-mile corridor spanning five U. S. states. The headquarters is located at Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, TN; the sale starts the first Thursday of August. However, many sellers in the area will start the weekend before. Running east to west, the Coast-to-Coast yard sale runs along US 50 in May of each year.

Though not as popular as "The World's Longest Yard Sale," the US 50 Coast-to-Coast sale is in its 16th year. During the second Saturday in August, a 50 miles stretch of U. S. Route 11 becomes a continuous yard sale that at Stephens City, Virginia's Newtown Commons south to New Market, Virginia; the event, in its ninth year, is sponsored by the Shenandoah County Chamber Advisory Group, five chambers of commerce, two town governments. In years past, the Yard Crawl has attracted people from as far away as Canada. In Bondi Beach, the first Garage Sale Trail took place as part of the Sizzle Bondi Community Festival on May 9, 2010. 126 garage sales occurred simultaneously. The Garage Sale Trail was designed to reduce the amount of goods re-used. Since the first event, the Garage Sale Trail has won a Green Globes award for Media Excellence, the Wentworth Courier's Business Achiever award. In July 2010, organisers of the Garage Sale Trail announced their intention to take the Garage Sale Trail national and involve thirty local councils across Australia's states and territories making it the largest garage sale in the world.

The now semi-annual City Wide Garage Sale was first held in October 1990 in California. Local resident and reuse advocate, Marianne Hegeman proposed the citywide garage sale to facilitate garage inspections in the wake of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. City Wide Garage Sales have been replicated in other cities including California. Informal sales occur across the country. One such example is in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Coinciding with the United Tribes International Pow-wow, it is a tradition for the weekend following Labor Day to be the area's biggest garage sale weekend due to the influx of visitors in the area. On any given year, total garage sales number at least 500, while Fargo, North Dakota surpasses Bismarck as the state's largest city; the only state event, bigger is the North Dakota State Fair held in Minot, North Dakota, during the last week of July. The cultural phenomenon of garage and yard sales in the United States has been examined by s

Orapa

Orapa is a town located in the Central District of Botswana. It is the site of the Orapa diamond mine the largest diamond producing mine in the world, is considered to be the diamond capital of the country. Nearby is another kimberlite mine owned by Lucara Diamond, thought to have large reserves of diamonds; the town has four schools, one of which teaches in English, serving a community containing a high proportion of immigrants. The population in 1996 was 10,000 but has increased much in the last 10 years and is still increasing, due to the mining output having increased in line with development targets; the town is served by the Orapa Airport which operates De Beers-owned company aircraft to Gaborone and other significant locations. A gliding club is located at the airport. An animal conservation region is located within the boundaries of the town. Although the town is surrounded by fences to protect the diamond industry, it is not considered by most residents to be confined or restricted, but rather as a safe and prosperous environment in which to live.

It is the only town in Botswana. It is fenced, with an eastern and a western gate, a thief or criminal can be banned or become a prohibited immigrant of the town, it has turned out to be a small suburb of cities as houses are constructed and arranged according to classes. Orapa has amenities and facilities such as hospitals, schools and sports clubs which have developed with the growth of the De Beers diamond mine. Nwetwe Pan Sua Pan

Release (David Knopfler album)

Release is David Knopfler's first solo album after leaving Dire Straits. It was released in 1983 on the Peach River and Passport labels, in 1997 on the Paris label. "Soul Kissing" "Come to Me" "Madonna's Daughter" "The Girl and the Paperboy" "Roman Times" "Sideshow" "Little Brother" "Hey Henry" "Night Train" "The Great Divide" David Knopfler - guitar, piano, synthesizer Bub Roberts - guitar Mark Knopfler - rhythm guitar Betsy Cook - piano, background vocals Danny Schogger - piano Harry Bogdanovs - synthesizer Kevin Powell - bass John Illsley - bass Pino Palladino - bass Arran Ahmun - drums, percussion Germaine Johnson & Marie Broady - backing vocals Mike Paice - saxophone Roger Downham - vibraphone Bobby Valentino - violin Tony Spath - producer

San Pablo Lytton Casino

Casino San Pablo is a Native American reservation with a gambling hall located in San Pablo, California. It is operated by the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, it is adjacent to the site of the now demolished Doctors Medical Center. The former medical center was sold to the tribe in 2017. According to the general manager of the casino "You can come to San Pablo Lytton Casino any day and leave a millionaire" The site a trailer park and supermarket, was converted into parking and a card club in 1994. In 2002, restricted gambling was permitted; the casino shares its revenues with the city of San Pablo where it forms the city's economic backbone. In 2005 the casino was expanded into a "full-fledged" casino with slot machines and video bingo; however by 2016 the workers whom were making an average of US$12 an hour were complaining that it was too low with the salaries at nearby Oaks Card Club being 14 and Graton Casino being hovering around 14 and asking for a 12% wage hike. In 2014 the casino was calculated at making 277 million dollars annually.

The tribe of 350 people was reported to be paying its unionized employees 9.50 an hour on average just 5 years earlier. Loni Hancock opposed adding the video bingo machines because she said that they look and feel like real slot machines and that technology has brought in a loophole and it would bring more traffic and crime to the area. In 2018 a man that had arranged for a sexual encounter at the casino was attacked and had his car stolen by a man and woman in the parking lot of the gaming hall. Furthermore in 2018 the tribe donated $US 1 million to a fund to support the victims of the Camp Fire. In 2019 patrons of the casino were followed home and robbed at gunpoint across the bay in South San Francisco. In 2019 the casino bought the former hospital site for 13.5 million dollars and razed it to expand parking by 1,000 spaces, it was believed this would alleviate parking in the surrounding neighborhoods and be of economic benefit to the city of San Pablo whom receives over 50% of its funding from casino revenues.

In 2019 with the help of congressman Jared Huffman the tribe was seeking to establish a non-gambling homeland adjacent to Windsor in Sonoma County. The plans are to build housing, a resort hotel, a winery on a 500 acre site, it is known as the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act. Casino officials have given 500,000 dollars for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, 1 million for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. In 2019 a Daly City woman won nearly 781,000 US$ in a jackpot from a slot machine here. Official website

Psilocybe subcaerulipes

Psilocybe subcaerulipes is a species of fungus in the family Strophariaceae. It is in the section Zapotecorum of the genus Psilocybe, other members of this section include Psilocybe muliercula, Psilocybe angustipleurocystidiata, Psilocybe aucklandii, Psilocybe collybioides, Psilocybe kumaenorum, Psilocybe zapotecorum, Psilocybe pintonii, Psilocybe graveolens, Psilocybe moseri, Psilocybe zapotecoantillarum, Psilocybe zapotecocaribaea, Psilocybe antioquiensis, it is endemic to Japan. Fruit bodies grow on the ground in woody debris, stand 6 to 8 cm tall with caps that are 2.5 to 5 cm in diameter. They are chestnut brown, stain blue if bruised or handled; the species is a psychoactive mushroom, contains the hallucinogenic compounds psilocybin and psilocin. There have been reports of poisoning caused by the accidental consumption of this mushroom, it has been used in research to test the effects of its consumption of marble-burying in mice, an animal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The species was first identified in 1958 by Japanese mycologist Tsuguo Hongo.

It is known as Hikageshibiretake in Japanese. The fruit bodies of Psilocybe subcaerulipes have caps that are 2.5 to 6 cm in diameter conic or bell-shaped but expanding to become convex finally somewhat flattened in maturity. A well-defined umbo is present; the cap color is chestnut brown when wet, but the species is hygrophanous, when dried, changes color to become a lighter shade of brown. As is characteristic of psilocybin-containing species, P. subcaerulipes stains blue where it has been bruised or injured. The cap margins of young specimens are curved inwards, have irregular, wavy edges; the whitish partial veil is similar to those of the genus Cortinarius—cobwebby, made of silky fibrils. When the cap expands and the veil rips, the fibrils remains as an annular zone on the stem, before fading into nothing; the gills have an adnate or adnexed attachment to the stem, which becomes seceding. The gills are a grayish-orange color later turning purple-brown with whitish edges; the stem is 6 to 8 cm long and 0.2 to 0.4 cm thick, has the same width throughout its length, except for a widening at the base due to the whitish rhizomorphs present.

A whitish color, it matures to become yellowish brown or reddish brown. It may have white veil fragments attached to the lower two-thirds of its length, has a pseudorhiza at the base. Viewed in deposit, as with a spore print, the spores are a dark purple-brown color. Viewed microscopically, spores are ellipsoid in shape, with dimensions of 6–7.5 by 4-4.5 by 3.5–4 µm. The spore-bearing cells, the basidia, are four-spored; the pleurocystidia are 15‒20 × 4‒6 µm, polymorphous with many forms - ventricose-capitate or broadly globose, subfusoid to sublageniform, sometimes subcylindric or ventricose a short neck but sometimes with two or three necks irregularly branching. The cheilocystidia are 14‒22 × 5‒7 µm, are shaped like the pleurocystidia; the pileocystidia are hyaline, 10‒30 × 5‒7 µm and have irregular forms - globose, capitate or ventricose. The caulocystidia are 14‒22 × 5‒7 µm, are shaped like the pleurocystidia; the pileocystidia are hyaline, 15‒38 × 4‒8 µm, subglageniform, clavate or fusoid.

This species grows in groups, or clustered together on the ground on soil, rich in woody debris. It has been noted to grow near the tree species Cryptomeria japonica,Taiwania, Quercus glauca, Pinus taeda, it has been found in Japan, Jeju Province in South Korea and Thailand. The presence of the hallucinogenic compounds psilocybin and psilocin have been confirmed by using thin-layer chromatography and column chromatography as the analytical methods; the concentration of psilocybin varied depending on the locations the specimens were collected. The same report established the presence of the fungal steroids ergosterol and ergosterol peroxide. There have been several Japanese reports of intoxication following accidental consumption of this species. In a report of five cases of unintentional ingestion in Miyagi Prefecture from the period 1980–84, anxiety and panic were common to all poisoning victims if the anxiety was preceded by an initial period of euphoria. In a analysis of 10 cases of poisoning by this species and colleagues noted that poisoning "produced alterations of consciousness but disturbances of consciousness such as strong drowsiness, short-term sleeping, fluctuation of vigilance and stuporous state with amnesia."The effects of P. subcaerulipes consumption on obsessive-compulsive disorder have been tested using marble-burying behavior in mice, a used animal model of OCD.

When presented with an aversive stimulus such as shocks, puffs of air, or noxious food, rodents will exhibit a behavior called "defensive burying", where they will displace bedding material with their nose and forepaws.