Houston is the most populous city in the U. S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018. Comprising a total area of 637.4 square miles, Houston is the eighth most expansive city in the United States. It is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is not consolidated with that of a county, parish or borough. Though in Harris County, small portions of the city extend into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, bordering other principal communities of Greater Houston such as Sugar Land and The Woodlands.
The city of Houston was founded by land investors on August 30, 1836, at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city is named after former General Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas and had won Texas' independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles east of Allen's Landing. After serving as the capital of the Texas Republic in the late 1830s, Houston grew into a regional trading center for the remainder of the 19th century; the arrival of the 20th century saw a convergence of economic factors which fueled rapid growth in Houston, including a burgeoning port and railroad industry, the decline of Galveston as Texas' primary port following a devastating 1900 hurricane, the subsequent construction of the Houston Ship Channel, the Texas oil boom. In the mid-20th century, Houston's economy diversified as it became home to the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
Houston's economy since the late 19th century has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing and transportation. Leading in healthcare sectors and building oilfield equipment, Houston has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U. S. municipality within its city limits. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Nicknamed the "Bayou City" "Space City”, "H-Town", “the 713”, Houston has become a global city, with strengths in culture and research; the city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Houston is the most diverse metropolitan area in Texas and has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the U. S, it is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.
The Allen brothers—Augustus Chapman and John Kirby—explored town sites on Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay. According to historian David McComb, "he brothers, on August 26, 1836, bought from Elizabeth E. Parrott, wife of T. F. L. Parrott and widow of John Austin, the south half of the lower league granted to her by her late husband, they paid $5,000 total, but only $1,000 of this in cash. They lobbied the Republic of Texas Congress to designate Houston as the temporary capital, agreeing to provide the new government with a state capitol building. About a dozen persons resided in the town at the beginning of 1837, but that number grew to about 1,500 by the time the Texas Congress convened in Houston for the first time that May. Houston was granted incorporation with James S. Holman becoming its first mayor. In the same year, Houston became the county seat of Harrisburg County. In 1839, the Republic of Texas relocated its capital to Austin; the town suffered another setback that year when a yellow fever epidemic claimed about one life out of every eight residents.
Yet it persisted as a commercial center, forming a symbiosis with Galveston. Landlocked farmers brought their produce to Houston, using Buffalo Bayou to gain access to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. Houston merchants profited from selling staples to farmers and shipping the farmers' produce to Galveston; the great majority of slaves in Texas came with their owners from the older slave states. Sizable numbers, came through the domestic slave trade. New Orleans was the center of this trade in the Deep South. Thousands of enslaved blacks lived near the city before the American Civil War. Many of them near the city worked on sugar and cotton plantations, while most of those in the city limits had domestic and artisan jobs. In 1840, the community established a chamber of commerce in part to promote shipping and navigation at the newly created port on Buffalo Bayou. By 1860, Houston had emerged as a commercial and railroad hub for the export of cotton. Railroad spurs from the Texas inland converged in Houston, where they met rail lines to the ports of Galveston and Beaumont
Tanssii tähtien kanssa is a Finnish version of the British BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing. The show has run on MTV3 since March 2006, on Sunday evenings; the twelfth season was aired in the autumn 2019. The show was hosted by Marco Bjurström and Ella Kanninen. Ella Kanninen left the show after the second season and was replaced by model and Season 2 contestant Vanessa Kurri. In 2009, Kurri was replaced by Vappu Pimiä after only one season. Marco Bjurstöm left the series after Season 4 and Mikko Leppilampi took over as host. Ella Kanninen returned to host the seventh season due to Pimiä's maternity leave. A talk show. Based on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, it is a companion show to Tanssii tähtien kanssa, it aired during the run of the main show on MTV3 and was hosted by Vappu Pimiä, who hosted the main show at the time. The series' title is a pun on the title of the film Dances with Tanssii susien kanssa. Full time presenter Competed as a contestant before being a presenter Full time judge Competed as a contestant before being a judge Color key: Contestants: Tomi Metsäketo partnered by Sanna Hirvaskari, eventual winners Kristiina Elstelä partnered by Marko Keränen, runners-up Jone Nikula partnered by Katja Koukkula, sixth eliminated Keith "Keke" Armstrong partnered by Helena Ahti-Hallberg, fifth eliminated Markus Pöyhönen partnered by Sanna Hento, fourth eliminated Katja Kannonlahti partnered by Jussi Väänänen, third eliminated Suvi Miinala partnered by Juha Pykäläinen, second eliminated Leena Harkimo partnered by Erik Hento, first eliminated Contestants: Mariko Pajalahti partnered by Aleksi Seppänen, eventual winners Sari Siikander partnered by Mikko Ahti, runners-up Sami Sarjula partnered by Sanna Hirvaskari, sixth eliminated Eppu Salminen partnered by Anna Sainila, fifth eliminated Jani Sievinen partnered by Helena Ahti-Hallberg, fourth eliminated Vanessa Kurri partnered by Marko Keränen, third eliminated Roman Schatz partnered by Saara Huovinen, second eliminated Pirkko Arstila partnered by Vesa Anttila, first eliminatedSinger Kirill Babitzin was to take part in the competition, but he died on January 31.
His place was taken by Schatz. Contestants: Maria Lund partnered by Mikko Ahti, eventual winners Nicke Lignell partnered by Susa Matson, runners-up Tuuli Matinsalo partnered by Aleksi Seppänen, eighth eliminated Antti Kaikkonen partnered by Satu Markkanen, seventh eliminated Joonas Hytönen partnered by Kati Koivisto, sixth eliminated Vappu Pimiä partnered by Jani Rasimus, fifth eliminated Merja Larivaara partnered by Janne Talasma, fourth eliminated Jimi Pääkallo partnered by Anna Sainila, third eliminated Jyrki Anttila partnered by Satu Suomi, second eliminated Sikke Sumari partnered by Daniel Ylimäki, first eliminated Contestants: Satu Tuomisto partnered by Janne Talasma eventual winners Pirkko Mannola partnered by Mika Jauhiainen, runners-up Rosa Meriläinen partnered by Sami Helenius, eighth eliminated Wilson Kirwa partnered by Susa Matson, seventh eliminated Kim Herold partnered by Sanni Siurua, sixth eliminated Miia Nuutila partnered by Vesa Anttila, fifth eliminated Bettina Sågbom partnered by Jani Rasimus, fourth eliminated Mato Valtonen partnered by Janica Mattsson, third eliminated Rolf Nordström partnered by Nitta Kortelainen, second eliminated Simo Frangén partnered by Satu Markkanen, first eliminated Contestants: Antti Tuisku partnered by Anna-Liisa Bergström, eventual winners Laura Voutilainen partnered by Marko Keränen, runners-up Jukka Rasila partnered by Saana Akiola, eighth eliminated Joona Puhakka partnered by Sanni Siurua, seventh eliminated Nasima Razmyar partnered by Jani Rasimus, sixth eliminated Jethro Rostedt partnered by Susa Matson, fifth eliminated Satu Silvo partnered by Sami Helenius, fourth eliminated Maria Jungner partnered by Aleksi Seppänen, third eliminated Juha Veijonen partnered by Sanna Hirvaskari, second eliminated Anna Perho partnered by Janne Talasma, eliminated first Contestants: Viivi Pumpanen partnered by Matti Puro, eventual winners Jarppi Leppälä partnered by Anna-Liisa Bergstrom, runners-up Jani Toivola partnered by Jutta Helenius, eight eliminated Mikko Parikka partnered by Katri Mäkinen, seventh eliminated Satu Ruotsalainen partnered by Sami Helenius, sixth eliminated Jukka Tammi partnered by Saana Akiola, fifth eliminated Siiri Nordin partnered by Jani Rasimus, fourth eliminated Anneli Sari partnered by Marko Keränen, third eliminated Veeti Kallio partnered by Susa Matson, second eliminated Mari Perankoski partnered by Toni Rasimus, first eliminated The seventh season aired in the fall of 2012.
Comedian Krisse Salminen won the season with Matti Puro, who won the previous seas
"Nami Nori Pirates" is the 13th single by Pink Lady. It was released on 5 July 1979, with a peak position on the Oricon charts of #4, a #4 position on the Japanese Music Labo chart, it was the duo's last top-five single. The B-side, an alternate version of the song used on their Magical Music Tour studio album, featured members of The Beach Boys as backing vocals; the single was featured on the Japanese music program The Best Ten, where it peaked at #7. It sold 550,000 copies. All tracks composed by lyrics written by Yū Aku. B-side arranged by Paul Fauerso. Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Paul Fauerso - Backing vocals Eddie Tuduri - Drums Ed Carter - Guitar & bass Paul Fauerso - Keyboards & percussion
The 2017 Women's County One-Day Championship was the 21st cricket Women's County Championship season. The championship works on a points system, the winner being the team with most average points of completed games in the first division; the points are awarded as follows:Win: 10 points + bonus points. Tie: 5 points + bonus points. Loss: Bonus points. Abandoned or cancelled: Match not counted to average. Bonus points are collected for bowling; the bonus points for each match are retained. The 2017 Championship was divided into three divisions: Division One and Division Two with eight teams each, Division Three with 20 teams divided into 4 groups. Teams in each group played each other once, except Division 3 Group A teams which played each other twice; as of 28 August 2017 — Source: ECB Women's County Championship As of 28 August 2017 — Source: ECB Women's County Championship As of 23 July 2017 — Source: ECB Women's County Championship As of 29 May 2017 — Source: ECB Women's County Championship As of 29 May 2017 — Source: ECB Women's County Championship As of 29 May 2017 — Source: ECB Women's County Championship
Reenu Mathews is an Indian film actress who has acted in Malayalam films. She works as a cabin crew member for Emirates Airlines in Dubai. Reenu is the youngest daughter of Santhamma at Kottayam, she has Jinu. Reenu Mathews' debut was with Mammooty in a 2013 Malayalam film Immanuel in which she played the role of Annie, a middle-class wife. Next she was seen in 5 Sundarikal directed by Amal Neerad, she again paired with Mammooty in a 2014 film Praise the Lord. Her next release was Anil Radhakrishna Menon's Sapthamashree Thaskaraha. and Amal Neerad's Iyobinte Pustakam. Her latest release was Sathyan Anthikad's Mohanlal-Manju Warrier Ennum Eppozhum. Working as cabin crew in Emirates. Reenu Mathews on IMDb Reenu Mathews on Facebook
In human anatomy, the superficial temporal artery is a major artery of the head. It arises from the external carotid artery when it splits into the superficial temporal artery and maxillary artery, its pulse can be felt above and in front of the tragus of the ear. The superficial temporal artery is the smaller of two end branches that split superiorly from the external carotid. Based on its direction, the superficial temporal artery appears to be a continuation of the external carotid, it begins within the parotid gland, behind the neck of the mandible, passes superficially over the posterior root of the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. The parietal branch of superficial temporal artery is a small artery in the head, it is larger than the frontal branch and curves upward and backward on the side of the head, lying superficial to the temporal fascia, joins with its fellow of the opposite side, with the posterior auricular and occipital arteries. The frontal branch of superficial temporal artery runs tortuously upward and forward to the forehead, supplying the muscles and pericranium in this region, anastomosing with the supraorbital and frontal arteries.
An estimate of the path of the nerve in the soft tissue of the temporal frontal branch using landmarks by Pitanguy. He describes a line starting from a point 0.5 cm below the tragus in the direction of the eyebrow, passing 1.5 cm above the lateral extremity of the eyebrow As it crosses the zygomatic process, it is covered by the auricularis anterior muscle, by a dense fascia. The superficial temporal artery joins with the supraorbital artery of the internal carotid artery; the superficial temporal artery is affected in giant-cell arteritis and biopsied if the diagnosis is suspected. Migraine attacks can occur; this article incorporates text in the public domain from page 559 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy lesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman Angiogram of the superficial temporal artery Diagram at stchas.edu http://www.dartmouth.edu/~humananatomy/figures/chapter_47/47-2. HTM