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Borremose bodies

The Borremose bodies are three bog bodies that were found in the Borremose peat bog in Himmerland, Denmark. Recovered between 1946 and 1948, the bodies of a man and two women have been dated to the Nordic Bronze Age. In 1891, the Gundestrup cauldron was found in a nearby bog. In 1946, Borremose man was discovered by peat diggers in the southernmost part of Borremose. First thought to be a murder victim, the body was determined to be a bog body; the body was found a half metre down beneath a layer of birch sticks. The body was naked and two sheepskin coats and a woven cap lay beside it. Forensic analysis estimated the man's height at 1.55 m and carbon dating placed the age of the body at c. 700 BCE. Borremose Man was found with a 36-centimetre rope with a slipknot around his neck indicating death by strangulation. However, examination revealed a crushing blow to the back of the skull and the right femur had been broken.56°47′23″N 9°34′11″E In 1947, a body was discovered in the Borremose bog about one kilometre away from the Borremose Man.

The corpse is believed to be female. The bog body was lying face down two feet deep on a base of birch bark. In the immediate vicinity were birch branches; the skull was fractured and the brain was visible. The upper torso was naked while the lower body was covered by a cloak made of a four layered twill fabric and a fringed shawl; these two articles of clothing are now on display at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. It is uncertain if the body had been clothed at the time it had been deposited, because the clothing from plant materials such as flax fibers can be passed in the acidic peat. A leather cord with an amber bead and bronze plate were around the neck; the skull was crushed and the right leg was broken below the knee. The bones of an infant and a ceramic jar were lying nearby; because the body was decayed, further forensic analysis was hampered. Carbon dating placed the age of the remains to about 400 BCE.56°47′36″N 9°34′55″E The body of another woman was recovered in 1948 400 metres south from Borremose man.

Her approximate age range at the time of death was 20–35 years old. Borremose Woman was found lying face down, the body wrapped in a woolen garment; the scalp and hair on one side of the head had been separated. The skull and face were crushed, deterioration of the neck prevented detection of strangulation. Re-examination showed that the damage to the skull had happened after death and was caused by demineralization of the bones as well as pressure from the peat. Carbon dating set the body's age to ca. 770 BCE. In 1984, a forensic examination of Borremose Woman was undertaken by Andersen and Geert Inger and Elisabeth Munksgaard of the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, their examination confirmed. The scientists were unable to make any conclusion as to the cause of death whether by murder, accident or natural causes.56°47′40″N 9°34′32″E


Obscurin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OBSCN gene. Obscurin belongs to the family of giant sarcomeric signaling proteins that includes titin and nebulin. Obscurin is expressed in cardiac and skeletal muscle, plays a role in the organization of myofibrils during sarcomere assembly. A mutation in the OBSCN gene has been associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and altered obscurin protein properties have been associated with other muscle diseases. Human obscurin may exist as multiple splice variants of 720 kDa, however the full-length nature of only one has been described to date. Obscurin is expressed in skeletal muscle; the obscurin gene spans more than 150 kb, contains over 80 exons. The encoded protein contains 68 Ig domains, 2 fibronectin domains, 1 calcium/calmodulin-binding domain, 1 RhoGEF domain with an associated PH domain, 2 serine-threonine kinase domains; the dominant location of obscurin in mature myofibrils is at the sarcomeric M-band. Titin, obscurin-like-1 and myomesin form a ternary complex at sarcomeric M-bands, critical for sarcomere mechanics.

Obscurin belongs to the family of giant sarcomeric signaling proteins that includes titin and nebulin, may have a role in the organization of myofibrils during assembly and may mediate interactions between the sarcoplasmic reticulum and myofibrils. Obscurin is the major cytoplasmic ligand for small ankyrin 1, a sarcoplasmic reticular protein, the scaffolding function of obscurin appears to prevent degradation of sANK1; these data indicate that obscurin serves as a signaling link between the sarcomeric and sarcoplasmic reticular domains, Obscurin plays a role in the formation of new sarcomeres during myofibril assembly. Specifically, at the sarcomeric periphery where sites of initiation and progression of myofibrilogenesis lie. Obscurin appears to be necessary for the proper incorporation of myosin filaments into sarcomeres and in the assembly of A-bands. Moreover, the kinase domains of obscurin are enzymatically active and appear to be involved in the regulation of cell adhesion. Obscurin has been shown to exhibit a disease-related isoform switch in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

An obscurin mutation Arg4344Gln was identified in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which disrupted binding of obscurin to the Z9-Z10 domains of titin. Mutations found the gene encoding titin in patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2J or Salih myopathy decrease the ability of titin to bind obscurin, suggesting that this may be causative in disease manifestation. Obscurin has been shown to interact with Titin with the Novex-3 of Titin, a 6.5 kb exon located upstream of the cardiac-specific N2B exon. The C-terminal region of Obscurin interacts with the cytoplasmic domain of small ankyrin 1 and with the exon 43' region of ankyrin B; the Ig3 of obscurin binds myomesin at the linker between My4 and My5

Lince (armored car)

The Autoblindo Lince was an Italian scout car used by the Italian Social Republic between 1943-1945 during World War II. The Lince was a copy of the British Daimler Dingo and was used for reconnaissance, its armament consisted of a single 8 mm machine gun. Some 250 vehicles were built in all. In 1943 only a single vehicle was completed but the German forces tested this prototype and ordered 300, of which 129 examples were delivered in 1944-45 and designated Panzerspähwagen Lince 202; these cars were employed in Italy and the Balkan for reconnaissance and internal security, some being assigned to support Organisation Todt. Lince Armored Cars at Lince Panzerspähwagen Lince 202 Surviving Italian Armoured Cars


Skalica is the largest town in Skalica District in western Slovakia in the Záhorie region. Located near the Czech border, Skalica has a population of around 15,000; the name is derived from Slovak word skala referring to the cliffs the inhabitants built their settlement over. The first written record of Skalica was made in 1217 as Szacholca; the site was part of the Great Moravian Empire. From the second half of the 10th century until 1918, it was part of the Kingdom of Hungary; the settlement developed around a triangular plaza, rare during the Middle Ages. Its town privileges were conferred in 1372 by King Louis I of Hungary. In 1428 Skalica became a bastion for the Hussites. Many Habaners settled in Skalica in the 16th century. On 6 November 1918 Skalica became the seat of the Temporary Government of Slovakia, for ten days de facto capital of Slovakia; the Temporary Government led by Vavro Šrobár declared here a sovereignty of the Czechoslovak state, published a newspaper Sloboda and unsuccessfully tried to negotiate the removal of Hungarian troops from Upper Hungary.

After World War II, the town tried to take advantage of its position as a district town, many new works and apartments blocks were built, while preserving its historical city centre. In 1960, Skalica became part of Senica district; this lasted until 1996. Didaktik computers were produced in Skalica during the 1980s; the 2006 European Table Hockey Championships were held in the town. A popular pastry called. Now sold all over the Slovak and Czech Republics, this unusual "stove-pipe" shaped pastry has its origins in Transylvania. Today, it is economically the strongest town in the Záhorie region, bypassing its rival town Senica for this position, is becoming a tourist destination thanks to its preserved town centre and historical monuments. Near the remnants of one of Skalica's city walls is one of Slovakia's oldest works of construction, the Romanesque Rotunda of St. George. Although its exact date of origin is unknown, it was constructed by the 12th century at the latest. A Baroque dome was attached to it in the 17th century.

The city has several churches, including a Jesuit church and monastery, the 15th century Parish Church of St. Michael, the 15th century Franciscan church and monastery. Other sights are Skalica's Late Renaissance town hall and the Skalica Culture House built in the Art Nouveau with elements of Czech and Slovak folklore. According to the 2001 census, the town had 15,013 inhabitants. 94.84 % of inhabitants were 0.61 % Roma. The religious make-up was 70.15% Roman Catholics, 19.92% people with no religious affiliation and 6.67% Lutherans. HK 36 Skalica, ice hockey club from the town and MFK Skalica, football club in the Slovak Super Liga.ŠK Bandy hokej Skalica is one of three bandy clubs in Slovakia. In 2019 it won the rink bandy league. Béla II of Hungary, king János Csernoch, primate of Hungary Ján Hollý, studied in Skalica Gyula Juhász, poet Milan Mišík, university professor Žigmund Pálffy, ice hockey player Marián Varga, musician Miroslav Zálešák, ice hockey player Skalica is twinned with: List of municipalities and towns in Slovakia Media related to Skalica at Wikimedia Commons Official page Municipal website Churches of Skalica Stamp of Rotunda of St. George

Five-Star Theater

Five-Star Theater is an American radio series that premiered on Monday, November 28, 1932, on NBC's Blue Network, sponsored by the Standard Oil Companies of New Jersey and Louisiana and the Colonial Beacon Oil Company. It was broadcast every weeknight at 7:30 p.m. but with a different program of comedy, music or drama each night. The series ran through May 22, 1933. Beagle and Beagle was a Monday night comedy program with Groucho Marx as attorney Waldorf T. Beagle and Chico Marx as his assistant Emanuel Ravelli. For the first three episodes, the series was called Beagle and Beagle, it was retitled Flywheel and Flywheel. The series depicted the misadventures of a small law firm, with Groucho playing attorney Waldorf T. Flywheel, Chico playing Emmanuel Ravelli, a character lifted directly from the 1930 film Animal Crackers; the 1980 discovery of scripts for this 1932–33 series led to publication by Pantheon Books, as described in The New York Times in 1988: Now, one of the funniest "lost" radio shows of the early 1930s — Flywheel and Flywheel, Attorneys at Law, starring Groucho and Chico Marx — has been unearthed.

Not the voices. But the transcripts of 25 of the original Flywheel episodes have been found in the archives of the Library of Congress. For viewers and listeners who want to discover — or rediscover — what comedy was all about in those more slaphappy days, the actual scripts of Flywheel and Flywheel, edited by Michael Barson, will be published in October by Pantheon Books, it happened that in 1980, as part of his Ph. D. studies, Mr. Barson worked as a specialist in the Deposit Collection of the Library of Congress. In a section called "unpublished dramas", he came across the Flywheel scripts. Nobody was aware. Flywheel had fallen into the public domain. After the rediscovery of the Marx scripts, many of them were adapted by the BBC, new recordings made with contemporary actors, broadcast on Radio 4 in 1990-1992; the Josef Bonime Orchestra aired with baritone John Charles Thomas. Wednesday night showcased The Esso Theater. Opera was featured on Thursday night with the Aborn Opera Company. On Friday evenings, a radio drama based on the Charlie Chan film franchise was heard, with a cast that included Ray Collins