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Kemerovo

Kemerovo is an industrial city and the administrative center of Kemerovo Oblast, located at the confluence of the Iskitim and Tom Rivers, in the major coal mining region of the Kuznetsk Basin. Its population was 532,981 in the 2010 Census, it was known as Shcheglovsk. Kemerovo is an amalgamation of, successor to, several older Russian settlements. A waypoint named Verkhotomsky ostrog was established nearby in 1657 on a road from Tomsk to Kuznetsk fortress. In 1701, the settlement of Shcheglovsk was founded on the left bank of the Tom. By 1859, seven villages existed where modern Kemerovo is now: Shcheglovka, Yevseyevo, Krasny Yar, Kur-Iskitim and Borovaya. In 1721, coal was discovered in the area; the first coal mines were established in 1907 a chemical plant was established in 1916. By 1917, the population of Shcheglovo had grown to around 4,000 people; the area's further development was boosted by the construction of a railway between Yurga and Kolchugino with a connection between Topki and Shcheglovo.

Shcheglovo was granted town status on May 9, 1918, now considered to be the date of Kemerovo's founding. The town became the central location for the Kuzbass Autonomous Industrial Colony, established there in 1921. 650 workers from 20 different countries settled there and set up what became the Kemerovo Coke Chemical Plant. Some of their descendants visited the modern factory in 2011. On May 27, 1932, Shcheglovsk was renamed Kemerovo and became the administrative center of Kemerovo Oblast in 1943. In March 2018, 60 people were killed. Kemerovo is the administrative center of the oblast and, within the framework of administrative divisions, it serves as the administrative center of Kemerovsky District though it is not a part of it; as an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as Kemerovo City Under Oblast Jurisdiction—an administrative unit with a status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, Kemerovo City Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated as Kemerovsky Urban Okrug.

The industrialization of Kemerovo was driven and underpinned by coal mining and by the heavy industry based on the availability of coal. It remains an important industrial city, built up during the Soviet period, with important steel and machinery based manufacturing plants along with chemical and other manufacturing industries. Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the city's industries have experienced a severe decline, creating high levels of unemployment. Major companies based in the city include Siberian Business Union. Kemerovo is linked to western Russia by a branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway and has the Kemerovo Railway station; the city is served by Kemerovo International Airport. Local public transport is provided by buses and trams. Six higher education institutions are located in Kemerovo: Kemerovo State University, Kuzbass State Technical University, Kemerovo Institute of Food Industry, Kemerovo State Medical Academy, Kemerovo State Institute of Culture, Kemerovo Agricultural Institute and Kuzbass Economy and Justice Institute.

The public interest for bandy is widespread in Russia. 26,000 watched the opening game of the 2011–12 Russian Bandy League when local club Kuzbass played against Dynamo Moscow and Kuzbass is among the best in the Russian Bandy League. The 2007 Bandy World Championship was held in the city. Female bandy only exists in a few places in Russia. Now Kemerovo is about to start it up. Moscow had two multi-use indoor arenas where bandy can be played. Kemerovo got the first one in Russia built for bandy. Kuzbass plays the matches in the league at Khimik Stadium because of the big public interest; that arena has a capacity of 32000. As it is equipped with artificial ice, Kemerovo has the best infrastructure for developing bandy in Russia. Since 2013 there has been a "bandy on boots" tournament for national diasporas living in Kuzbass. Kemerovo's position gives it a humid continental climate with average temperatures varying from −17 °C in January to 19 °C in July and low precipitation of around 500 mm annually.

Yuri Arbachakov, boxer Maria Barakova, mezzo-soprano. №10-ОЗ 5 июня 1997 г. «Устав Кемеровской области», в ред. Закона №65-ОЗ от 8 июля 2015 г. «О внесении поправки в Устав Кемеровской области». Вступил в силу по истечении 10 дней после официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Кузбасс", №102, 11 июня 1997 г.. Кемеровский городской Совет народных депутатов. Постановление №253 от 24 и

Hacienda San José de Miravalle

Hacienda San José de Miravalle is a former mezcal-producing hacienda and a rural inactive community of the municipality of San Martín de Hidalgo in central Jalisco, Mexico. During the early twentieth-century, the hacienda was known for its productivity of mezcal business until the Mexican agrarian reform and other uprisings caused it dissolution, it was founded and settled in the valley of Ameca in 1870 by Don Felipe, an aristocrat and leader of the municipality of San Martín de Hidalgo. The hacienda's location was productive, due to the rich water springs in the western adjacent mountain to which an acequia would bring down water for the irrigation of the huerta containing the "arrayan", "mango" and "granada" trees; the area to the west, a large mountain slope, was settled and inhabited by the Barbosa family. They too had a chapels and lands. In 1899, the hacienda was listed as a mezcal factory with Antonia Mijares de Arce as its owner; the hacienda was counted with 147 inhabitants in 1900, 73 were men and 74 were women.

By the early 1900s, the hacienda would grow into a community of 147 inhabitants composed of peones and peasants. The residents of the nearby town of San Jerónimo would visit the Chapel on Sundays, would pass through the arcaded buildings, which were lined with food stands serving pozole, enchiladas and more regionally-typical cuisine. Despite the fame the hacienda garnered, the hacienda fell victim to the Mexican Revolution which left the Hacienda in ruins and with a mere small portion on which to sit on. Today, the hacienda is still a community, although inactive. In the 1990s, a municipal plan, was brought into thought: that of relocating the population of San Jerónimo to the hacienda and repopulating and rebuilding the hacienda with a selected townsite. Don Felipe, the aristocrat and leader of San Martin County, was mayor for four terms alternating mandates with his only son-in-law, in acknowledgement for their entrepreneurial achievements and the love people had for both of them, he fathered his only child, Maria Dolores who as a restless and enterprising young lady convinced her beloved father to start with the expansion of one of Don Felipe’s many production and commercial businesses: agave planting, for which Ma.

Dolores took the reins beginning this great legend. The artisanal Tequila of the Hacienda San Jose de Miravalle was produced in small quantities, became known because of its quality rather than for the amounts that were produced, becoming the legend of the greatest tasting ‘vino mezcal-Tequila.’ The ‘Dones’ indulged their guests with this exclusive elixir, as a special treat, only in the most special occasions. In that time, to transport the Tequila of Hacienda San Jose de Miravalle, wooden cars pulled by six or eight bulls would take four days to get to Guadalajara and fifteen full days to arrive to Mexico City in order to provide the ‘Dones’ with one of the best Tequilas Mexico has brought to life. By the year 1907, Don Alfredo, the eldest of Dona Maria Dolores’ sons, took charge of the Hacienda San Jose de Miravalle, under his leadership and hard work, the estate reached its shiniest times by providing for its more than 1,300 economic dependants that inhabited the valley. In the turbulent years that followed the Mexican Revolution an unimaginable number of Haciendas were expropriated by the ‘authorities’ throughout the country, among which Hacienda San Jose de Miravalle was counted, marking with it the abrupt end of all the productive activities that were held in the estate.

100 years in 2008, the restart has been marked by the family returns to its roots when glory days of Hacienda San Jose de Miravalle shined farther than what sight could reach from the top of the Hacienda’s chapel bell-tower. Statistical information about Hacienda San José de Miravalle

TaleSpin

TaleSpin is an American animated television series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, which first aired in 1990 as a preview on Disney Channel and that year as part of The Disney Afternoon, with characters adapted from Disney's 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book, theatrically rereleased in the summer before this show premiered in the fall. The name of the show is a play on the rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral; the two words in the show's name and spin, are a way to describe telling a story. The show is one of ten Disney Afternoon shows to use established Disney characters as the main characters, with the others being Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, Chip'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, Quack Pack and Timon & Pumbaa, it is one of two animated television series based on The Jungle Book, the second being Jungle Cubs. The series was developed by writers Jymn Magon and Mark Zaslove, who were the supervising producers on the series as well as story editors. There were four production teams, each one headed by a producer/director: Robert Taylor, Larry Latham, Jamie Mitchell, Ed Ghertner.

Disney commissioned Magon and Zaslove with creating a thirty-minute animated program for them, with no requirements as to what the show should be about. Nearing the deadline for a pitch without having come up with anything, Magon hit upon the idea of making the story about Baloo, one of the central characters of Disney's The Jungle Book, theatrically rereleased; the show Tales of the Gold Monkey was an inspiration according to creator/supervising producer, Jymn Magon. The pair decided to have Baloo work for an air delivery service, a concept featured on Disney's successful DuckTales. In order to add dramatic tension, they decided to maintain the impressionable son / bad father dynamic which had driven part of the plot of The Jungle Book, replacing the human Mowgli with the anthropomorphic bear Kit. Inspired by Cheers — one of the most popular programs on television — Magon and Zaslove created the character Rebecca, basing her on the character Rebecca Howe and giving her that character's arc of being an intelligent and headstrong yet inexperienced manager put in charge of a fledgling business.

Deciding to make the show a period piece, the pair lastly decided to make one of the show's primary locations a neutral zone inspired by Rick Blaine's bar in Casablanca, where they inserted the character of Louie in place of Rick. The decision to add Shere Khan to the cast was not made until in the show's development. Magon and Zaslove took inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki's 1989 manga Hikōtei Jidai, about a pigheaded man who flies a seaplane and fights air pirates. Two years after TaleSpin premiered, Miyazaki released an anime adaptation called Porco Rosso, which Zaslove felt took cues from TaleSpin. Phil Harris, who voiced Baloo for the film, was hired to reprise the role, his work was discarded and Ed Gilbert took over the role for the rest of the series. Famed Uncle Scrooge comic writer and artist Don Rosa wrote episode 6, "It Came from Beneath the Sea Duck", episode 9, "I Only Have Ice for You"; the series was animated by Walt Disney Animation Inc. Hanho Heung-Up Co. Ltd. Jade Animation, Tama Productions, Walt Disney Animation S.

A. Sunwoo Entertainment, Wang Film Productions. After a preview of TaleSpin aired on The Disney Channel from May 5 to July 15, 1990, the series began its syndicated run in September of the same year; the original concept was embodied in the pilot episode and introductory television movie Plunder & Lightning, the sole nominee for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1991. After its premiere on September 7, 1990, Plunder & Lightning was re-edited into four half-hour episodes for reruns; the show was seen either on its own as a half-hour show, or as part of the two-hour syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon. TaleSpin ended on its 65th episode which aired on August 8, 1991. However, reruns continued to be shown on The Disney Afternoon until September 1994. On October 2, 1995, TaleSpin began reruns on The Disney Channel as part of a two-hour programming block called "Block Party" which aired on weekdays in the late-afternoon/early-evening and which included Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, Chip'n Dale: Rescue Rangers.

The show was aired on Toon Disney, where it was first aired from April 1998 until January 2006 and from January 2007 until May 2008. Throughout its broadcast history, the series has been subjected to numerous edits. TaleSpin is set in the city of Cape Suzette; the city lies in a harbor protected by an enormous natural cliff wall. A single cleft in the wall is the harbor's only means of access; the cleft is guarded by anti-aircraft artillery, preventing flying rabble-rousers or air pirates from entering the city. The characters in the world of TaleSpin are anthropomorphic animals; the time frame of the series is never addressed, but appears to be in the mid-to-late 1930s in the last stages of the Great Depression. In the show, the helicopter and jet engine are experimental devices, most architecture is reminiscent of the Art Deco style of that period. In one episode, Baloo comments that "The Great War ended 20 years ago", thus indicating that the series takes place in or aroun

Fox Animation (TV channel)

Fox Animation was a television channel in Italy owned by Fox Networks Group Italy, dedicated to animated series by Fox. The channel was launched on December 15, 2012; because of Sky Italia's deal with The Walt Disney Company Italy not being renewed, the channel was shut down on 1 October 2019, along with Disney XD, Disney in English, FOX Comedy and Nat Geo People. The Simpsons Futurama The Cleveland Show Brickleberry Bob's Burgers King of the Hill American Dad Family Guy Bordertown Son of Zorn Archer The Real Ghostbusters

Moshe Weinberg

Moshe Weinberg was the coach of the Israeli international wrestling team as well as being the coach of Hapoel Tel Aviv. He was the Israeli youth champion in wrestling and the adult champion for a period of 8 years, he began his career in Hapoel Haifa becoming a certified coach at the Wingate Institute. In his capacity as national wrestling coach, he was sent to the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, he was among eleven Israeli team members who were killed by Palestinian terrorists in what is known as "the Munich massacre". In the early morning hours of 5 September 1972, eight members of Black September entered the Olympic Village and broke into apartment 1 at Connollystraße 31, which housed five coaches and two referees of the Israeli Olympic team; as the terrorists broke into the apartment, Weinberg was confronted by the group's leader, Luttif Afif, whose own mother was Jewish and whose father was a wealthy Christian Arab businessman from Nazareth, in a nearby bedroom. Weinberg picked up a nearby fruit knife and was shot through his cheek after slashing Afif, slicing his left breast pocket open but not reaching through to the flesh.

The wounded Weinberg was ordered by the terrorists at gunpoint to show them. Weinberg led the terrorists past Apartment 2, which housed the fencers and track athletes, instead took them to Apartment 3, which housed Israel's weightlifters and wrestlers. However, taken by surprise, the six athletes of Apartment 3 were captured by the terrorists. While the hostages were being marched back to the officials' apartment, Weinberg once again attacked the intruders, knocking one of them, Mohammed Safady and allowing one of his wrestlers, Gad Tsobari, to escape via an underground parking garage; the terrorists fatally shot Weinberg threw his body into the street. In moving the hostages to the coaches' apartment, the terrorists killed weightlifter Yossef Romano after he attempted to resist the terrorists; the nine remaining hostages were subsequently killed in what became known as the Munich massacre. Atif and four other terrorists were killed by German snipers on 6 September. Weinberg's actor son, portrayed his father in the 2005 movie Munich

2011 East Africa drought

Between July 2011 and mid-2012, a severe drought affected the entire East African region. Said to be "the worst in 60 years", the drought caused a severe food crisis across Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya that threatened the livelihood of 9.5 million people. Many refugees from southern Somalia fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, where crowded, unsanitary conditions together with severe malnutrition led to a large number of deaths. Other countries in East Africa, including Sudan, South Sudan and parts of Uganda, were affected by a food crisis. According to FAO-Somalia, the food crisis in Somalia affected farmers in the south rather than the northern pastoralists. Human Rights Watch noted that most of the displaced persons belonged to the agro-pastoral Rahanweyn clan and the agricultural Bantu ethnic minority group. On 20 July, the United Nations declared famine in two regions in the southern part of the country, the first time a famine had been declared in the region by the UN in nearly thirty years.

Tens of thousands of people are believed to have died in southern Somalia before famine was declared. This was a result of Western governments preventing aid from reaching affected areas in an attempt to weaken the Al-Shabaab militant group, against whom they were engaged. Although fighting disrupted aid delivery in some areas, a scaling up of relief operations in mid-November had unexpectedly reduced malnutrition and mortality rates in southern Somalia, prompting the UN to downgrade the humanitarian situation in the Bay and Lower Shabele regions from famine to emergency levels. According to the Lutheran World Federation, military activities in the country's southern conflict zones had by early December 2011 reduced the movement of migrants. By February 2012, several thousand people had begun returning to their homes and farms. In addition, humanitarian access to rebel-controlled areas had improved and rainfall had surpassed expectations, improving the prospects of a good harvest in early 2012.

By January 2012, the food crisis in southern Somalia was no longer at emergency levels according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The UN indicated in February 2012 that indirect data from health and relief centers pointed to improved general conditions from August 2011; the UN announced that the famine in southern Somalia was over. However, FEWS NET indicated that Emergency levels of food insecurity persisted through March in several areas on account of crop flooding and ongoing military operations in these areas, which restricted humanitarian access and movement. Aid agencies subsequently shifted their emphasis to recovery efforts, including digging irrigation canals and distributing plant seeds. Long-term strategies by national governments in conjunction with development agencies were said to offer the most sustainable results. Weather conditions over the Pacific, including an unusually strong La Niña, interrupted seasonal rains for two consecutive seasons; the rains failed in 2011 in Kenya and Ethiopia, for the previous two years in Somalia.

In many areas, the precipitation rate during the main rainy season from April to June, the primary season, was less than 30% of the average of 1995–2010. The lack of rain led to crop failure and widespread loss of livestock, as high as 40%–60% in some areas, which decreased milk production as well as exacerbating a poor harvest; as a result, cereal prices rose to record levels while livestock prices and wages fell, reducing purchasing power across the region. Rains were not expected to return until September of the year; the crisis is compounded by rebel activity around southern Somalia from the Al-Shabaab group. The head of the United States Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, stated that climate change contributed to the severity of the crisis. "There's no question that hotter and drier growing conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have reduced the resiliency of these communities." On the other hand, two experts with the International Livestock Research Institute suggested that it was premature to blame climate change for the drought.

Indeed, the majority of climate models had predicted a long-term increase in rain for this area. While there is consensus that a strong La Niña contributed to the intensity of the drought, the relationship between La Niña and climate change is not well-established; the failure of the international community to heed the early warning system was criticized for leading to a worsening of the crisis. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, financed by U. S. A. I. D. Anticipated the crisis as early as August 2010, by January 2011, the American ambassador to Kenya declared a disaster and called for urgent assistance. On 7 June 2011, FEWS NET declared that the crisis was "the most severe food security emergency in the world today, the current humanitarian response is inadequate to prevent further deterioration"; the UN announced on 28 June that 12 million people in the East Africa region were affected by the drought and that some areas were on the brink of famine, with many displaced in search of water and food.

Oxfam's humanitarian director Jane Cocking stated that "This is a preventable disaster and solutions are possible". Suzanne Dvorak, the chief executive of Save the Children, wrote that "politicians and policymakers in rich countries are skeptical about taking preventative action because they think aid agencies are inflating the problem. Developing country governments are embarrassed about being seen as unable to feed their people; these children are wasting away in a disaster that we could—and should—have prevented." Soon after a famine was declared in parts of southern Somalia. Oxfam charged several European go