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Imiut fetish

The Imiut fetish is a religious object, documented throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. It was a stuffed, headless animal skin of a feline or bull; this fetish was inserted into a stand. The item was present in ancient Egyptian funerary rites from at least the earliest dynasties. Although its origin and purpose is unknown, the imiut fetish dates as far back as the First Dynasty; the earliest known depiction of the jmy-wt fetish is on a Predynastic lug handle dating to Naqada IIc-d, which appears to show the procedure by which intestines were extracted from a sacrificial bird and tied to the fetish. In the First Dynasty, the fetish appears on seals and labels during the reigns of kings Hor-Aha, Djer and Den, where the jmy-wt is associated with ritual killings of prisoners. Another example found in 1914 by an expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art near the pyramid of Senusret I was placed in a shrine. There are depictions of the imiut fetish on ancient Egyptian temples, sometimes there were models of it included with the funerary equipment, most notably the two found in the burial chamber of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter.

The fetish was connected to the god Anubis and mummification around the Fourth Dynasty, so it is sometimes called the Anubis fetish. Logan suggests that the jmy.wt has its origin as a standard associated with kingship and transition, a pole upon which the intestines of a ritual animal sacrifice were hung. This he connects to an etymology jmy.wt "that, inside", analogous to jmyw "tumor". In this scenario, the name was reanalyzed as a reference to embalming after the association with Anubis

Watch glass

A watch glass is a circular concave piece of glass used in chemistry as a surface to evaporate a liquid, to hold solids while being weighed, for heating a small amount of substance and as a cover for a beaker. The latter use is applied to prevent dust or other particles entering the beaker; when used as an evaporation surface, a watch glass allows closer observation of precipitates or crystallization, can be placed on a surface of contrasting color to improve the visibility overall. Watch glasses are sometimes used to cover a glass of whisky, to concentrate the aromas in the glass, to prevent spills when the whisky is swirled. Watch glasses are named so because they are similar to the glass used for the front of old-fashioned pocket watches. In reference to this, large watch glasses are known as clock glasses. One of the generic uses of a watch glass as mentioned includes as a lid for beakers. In this case a watch glass is placed above the container, which makes it easier to control and alter vapour saturation conditions.

Moreover, a watch glass is used to house solids being weighed on the scale. Prior to weighing desired amount of solid, a watch glass is placed on the scale, followed by taring or zeroing the scale so that only the weight of the sample substance is obtained. Not only can a watch glass be used for observing precipitation patterns and crystals, it can be used for drying solids; when further drying is required, a watch glass is used in cases where a particular type of solid needs to be separated from its comparatively volatile solvent. The solid is spread on a watch glass and time, a folded filter paper is placed above to keep out airborne particles from contaminating the product. To maximize the drying rate, a watch glass can be placed inside a fume hood to provide good air circulation for an adequate amount of time. Another technique used in chemistry laboratories to increase the drying rate is passing a gentle stream of dry air or nitrogen gas over the watch glass from an inverted funnel clamped above it.

There are glass watch glasses and plastic watch glasses, used in the laboratory. These watch glasses are available in various widths. Watch glasses are thicker than any other glass or plastic labware. Glass watch glasses – This can be reused after it is sterilized in an autoclave or a laboratory oven; the glasses made provide high resistance to thermal shock, chemical resistance and withstand mechanical durability. Plastic watch glasses – These are disposable watch-glass used in laboratory work to avoid any cross-contamination while preparing the samples, they are good at implementing in low-temperatures and have an operating span of −57 to 135 °C. These plastic watch glasses are less light in weight. Sapphire Crystal Acrylic

Harry Brunette

Harry Walter Brunette was an American bank robber and Depression era outlaw. The Federal Bureau of Investigation declared him a national "public enemy" when, in 1936, he and his partner Merle Vandenbush robbed a series of banks in the New York City area, kidnapped New Jersey state trooper William A. Turnbull; the New York City Police Department found Brunette and Vandenbush hiding out in an apartment on West 102nd Street, on December 14, 1936. Upon locating Brunette, the NYPD informed the FBI of the outlaws' whereabouts. Although this was done as a matter of professional courtesy, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover led a group of federal agents to take charge of the area. At the time, the FBI was under heavy criticism from the press due to the bureau's overly-aggressive and stronghanded tactics, which had resulted in the shooting deaths of unarmed suspects and innocent bystanders. Hoover hoped to use the situation to set up a "personal arrest" by his second-in-command Clyde Tolson, for propaganda purposes, such as Hoover's own staged arrest of Alvin Karpis in 1936.

From the start, there were problems between the NYPD and the FBI. They had agreed the raid would take place that afternoon at 2:00 pm, when it was believed Brunette would be asleep. However, federal agents stormed the apartment building at midnight. Confused police detectives, still on stakeout, watched; when police officers at the scene questioned Hoover, according to the New York Times, the director "merely shrugged his shoulders."Within a few minutes, when a federal agent unsuccessfully attempted to shoot the lock off his door, Brunette was alerted and returned fire. Gas grenades were tossed into his room, inadvertently starting a fire, the New York City Fire Department was called; the arrival of firefighters added to the confused scene illustrated by a reporter from Newsweek, who described an incident between a firefighter and a federal agent: Amid the hubbub, a flustered G-man poked a submachine gun at a husky fireman. "Dammit, can't you read?" Growled the fireman, pointing at his helmet.

"If you don't take that gun out of my stomach I'll bash your head in. Brunette surrendered, Tolsen was photographed leading him away in his first arrest of his career. However, in their haste to arrest Brunette, federal agents missed Vandenbush, who escaped amid the chaos; the following morning, NYPD Commissioner Lewis Valentine and the New Jersey Police Commissioner issued public statements criticizing the FBI's breaking of its agreement with police and putting lives at risk, while allowing Vandenbush to escape. Hoover dismissed these objections, which he referred to as "unjustified and petty criticism"; when Vandenbush was captured by New York authorities two months the fugitive claimed he had been on his way to meet with Brunette but was warned off by the obvious presence of the FBI. He said, at one point during the raid he was close enough to "tap J. Edgar Hoover on the shoulder." DeToledano, Ralph. J. Edgar Hoover: The Man In His Time. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1973. ISBN 0-87000-188-4 Gentry, Curt.

J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and The Secrets. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. ISBN 0-393-32128-2 Hack, Richard. Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover. Beverly Hills, California: New Millennium Press, 2004. ISBN 1-893224-87-2 Herzberg, Bob; the FBI and the Movies: A History of the Bureau on Screen and Behind the Scenes in Hollywood. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2006. ISBN 0-7864-2755-8 Powers, Richard Gid. Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover. New York: Free Press, 1987. ISBN 0-02-925060-9 Downey, Patrick. "Bad Seeds in the Big Apple: Bandits and Chaos in New York City 1920-1940". Cumberland House, 2008. ISBN 1-58182-646-X

Look of Love (Lesley Gore song)

"Look of Love" is a song written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, a 1964 Top 40 hit for Lesley Gore. The song was one in a long line of successful "Brill Building Sound" hits created by composers and arrangers working in New York City's Brill Building at 1619 Broadway. Pop songwriting stars Barry and Greenwich had scored hits with songs such as "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You", "Then He Kissed Me" and "Da Doo Ron Ron"; the most commercially successful solo singer to be identified with the girl group sound, Lesley Gore hit the number one spot with her first release, "It's My Party," in 1963. "Look of Love" was produced by Quincy Jones, who amped up the teenager's sound with double-tracked vocals and intricate backup vocals and horns. "Irresistibly melodic... it remains a classic archetype of female adolescent yearning."In the US, "Look of Love" peaked at #27 on the Billboard charts. The song has been covered by other artists, notably Pattie D'Arcy, Ellie Greenwich, The Copycats. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the state's four U. S. Representatives; the elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. Primary elections were held on June 5, 2012; the new congressional map, drawn by the state's Legislative Services Agency and passed with bipartisan support in the state House of Representatives and Senate, was signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad on April 19, 2011. Reflecting population shifts recorded in the 2010 United States Census, the new map decreases Iowa's representation from five congressional districts to four. Bruce Braley, a Democrat the incumbent representative from the 1st district in northeastern Iowa since 2007, ran in the new 1st district. Fellow incumbent Dave Loebsack, who lived within the boundaries of the new 1st district in Linn County, but who had represented southeastern Iowa's 2nd district since 2007, moved to Johnson County and ran in the new 2nd district.

The 1st district has become more favorable to Democrats with the inclusion of Linn County and its loss of Scott County. Braley won. CandidatesRod Blum, businessman Ben Lange, in 2010 Republican nominee for IA-01 None of Iowa's current members of Congress resided in the newly-drawn 2nd district; the 2nd district became more favorable to Republicans as a result of the inclusion of Scott County, but retains Democratic-leaning Johnson County. CandidatesDave Loebsack, incumbent Joe Seng, state senator CandidatesJohn Archer, senior legal counsel at John Deere Dan Dolan, housing developerWithdrewRichard Gates and Tea Party activist Archer won the primary. Roll Call rated the race as "Likely Democratic". Leonard Boswell, a Democrat who represented the 3rd district in central Iowa since 1997, Tom Latham, a Republican who represented the 4th district in northern and central Iowa since 1995, both ran in the new 3rd district. Latham, who lived in the new 4th district, moved south to avoid facing fellow Republican Steve King in a primary.

Half of the new 3rd district was represented by Boswell, whereas the new 3rd district contains more than 20 percent of the area represented by Latham. The first debate was held October 2012 at 7 pm, sponsored by KCCI and the Des Moines Register. Steve King, a Republican represented western Iowa's 5th district since 2003, ran in the new 4th district. Christie Vilsack, the former First Lady of Iowa, was the Democratic nominee against King. Brady Olson ran in the Liberty party against both King and Vilsack; the new 4th district comprises territory which King represented and which tends to vote for Republican candidates. Elections from the Iowa Secretary of State United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2012 at Ballotpedia Iowa U. S. House from OurCampaigns.com Campaign contributions for U. S. Congressional races in Iowa from OpenSecrets.org Outside spending at the Sunlight Foundation

2019 Los Cabos Open

The 2019 Los Cabos Open is an ATP tennis tournament to be played on outdoor hard courts. It will be the 4th edition of the tournament, part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2019 ATP Tour, it will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico from July 29 through August 4, 2019. Rankings are as of July 22, 2019; the following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Lucas Gómez Thanasi Kokkinakis Guido PellaThe following players received entry using a protected ranking into the singles main draw: Cedrik-Marcel Stebe Janko TipsarevićThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Dominik Köpfer Kwon Soon-woo Maxime Janvier Jason Jung Before the tournament Juan Martín del Potro → replaced by Grégoire Barrère Rankings are as of July 22, 2019. The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw: Hans Hach Verdugo / Dennis Novikov Gerardo López Villaseñor / Cameron Norrie Diego Schwartzman def. Taylor Fritz, 7–6, 6–3 Romain Arneodo / Hugo Nys def. Dominic Inglot / Austin Krajicek, 7–5, 5–7, Official website