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The Krkonoše, Riesengebirge, Riesageberge or Giant Mountains, are a mountain range located in the north of the Czech Republic and the south-west of Poland, part of the Sudetes mountain system. The Czech-Polish border, which divides the historic regions of Bohemia and Silesia, runs along the main ridge; the highest peak, Sněžka, is the Czech Republic's highest point with an elevation of 1,603 metres. On both sides of the border, large areas of the mountains are designated national parks, these together constitute a cross-border biosphere reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme; the source of the River Elbe is within the Krkonoše. The range has a number of major ski resorts, is a popular destination for tourists engaging in downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking and other activities; the Czech name "Krkonoše" is first mentioned in a 1492 record of the division of the Manor of Štěpanice into two parts. The first map occurrence of the name dates back to 1518, when Mikuláš Klaudyán referred to the mountains as "Krkonoss".

The origin of the name is interpreted as a compound of "krk" or "krak" – an Old Slavonic word for Krummholz – and "noš" – derived from "nosit". Alternative linguistic theories mention a connection with the pre-Indo-European word Corconti, first listed by Ptolemy and refers to a pre-Celtic or Germanic people. In Simon Hüttel's chronicle of Trautenau from 1549 the names Hrisenpergisches Gebirge, Hrisengebirge, Risengepirge appeared for the first time, but in the following centuries several other names were still used too. Martin Helwig's map of Silesia mentions Riſenberg. In 1380, Přibík Pulkava called the mountains the Sněžné hory; the Czech writer Bohuslav Balbín recorded in 1679 that the mountains were known under various names: Krkonoše, Rhipaeos Montes, Obrovski Mountains, Snow Mountains or Riesen Gebirge. The modern names of Krkonoše, Riesengebirge and Karkonosze became accepted only in the 19th century; the range is often referred to in English as the "Giant Mountains". The area of the Krkonoše amounts to 631 square kilometres, 454 square kilometres within the Czech Republic and 177 square kilometres in Poland.

While most of the Sudetes are middle-sized mountains Mittelgebirgen, Krkonoše has a few characteristics proper of high mountains such as glacial cirques, small periglacial landforms and an elevation above the tree line. The main ridge of the mountains runs from east to west and forms the border between these two countries, its highest peak, Sněžka-Śnieżka, is the highest peak of the Czech Republic. The Silesian northern part, in Poland, drops steeply to the Jelenia Góra valley, whereas the southern Czech part slopes to the Bohemian basin. In the north-easterly direction the Krkonoše continue to Rudawy Janowickie, in the south-east to Rýchory; the pass Novosvětský průsmyk at Jakuszyce forms the western border with the Jizera Mountains. The Bohemian ridge in the Czech Republic, running parallel to the main ridge, forms a second ridge. At Špindlerův Mlýn the river Elbe divides the Bohemian ridge; the ridges are divided by the rivers Elbe, Mumlava, Bílé Labe, Velka Úpa, Malá Úpa and Jizera, which originates in the Jizera mountains.

The rivers on the Czech side fall over steep edges into valleys formed by ice-age glaciers. The largest waterfalls on the southern side of the mountains are the Labský vodopád with a height of 50 metres, Pančavský waterfall, Horní Úpský waterfall, Dolní Úpský waterfall and Mumlavský waterfall; the most important rivers on the Polish side are Łomnica and Bóbr. They form impressive waterfalls, such as Wodospad Kamieńczyka, Wodospad Szklarki (13.5 metres or 44 feet Wodospad na Łomnicy or Wodospad Podgórnej. The main ridge of the Krkonoše forms the watershed between the Baltic; the rivers on the south side drain into those on the north side into the Baltic. The river valleys and lower layers form the sub-montane zone; the aboriginal hardwood and mixed forests are replaced with spruce monocultures. Only the river valleys offer remnants of hardwood forests; the higher parts form the montane vegetation zone. Their natural coniferous forests have in large parts been replaced by spruce monocultures, which are heavily damaged due to air pollution and soil acidification.

In many places, the forest is dead. This is due to the geographic location in the Black Triangle, a region around the German-Polish-Czech border triangle with many coal-burning power plants; the sulfur dioxide emissions, which are responsible for acid rain, the emission of many other concentrations have been reduced since the beginning of the 1990s, but the forest die-back, which started in the 1970s and culminated in the late 1980s, could not be stopped entirely. The clearing of forests in the surroundings of mountain huts created species-rich mountain meadows, which were maintained in alpine pasture farming. After the expulsion of Germans in 1945, this type of management came to a standstill and the mountain meadows were abandoned. Above the timber line at about 1,250 to 1,350 m (4

Lone Wolf (Michael Martin Murphey album)

Lone Wolf is the seventh album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey. The album peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200. "Nothing Is Your Own" – 4:38 "Paradise Tonight" – 4:21 "No Man's Land" – 4:44 "Loners" – 7:04 "Song Dog" – 2:53 "Arrows in the Darkness" – 3:21 "Hard to Live Together" – 4:29 "Night Patrol" – 4:17 "Loving Time" – 4:18 "Song Dog" – 1:45 Music Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, piano, harmonica Sam Broussard – guitar, background vocals Jai Windingkeyboards Bill Payne – horn, keyboards Dick Hyde – horn Steve Madaio – horn Jerry Jumonville – horn Dennis Christianson – horn Earl Lon Price – horn Bob Glaubbass Mike Bottsdrums Robert Greenidgepercussion Victor Feldman – percussion Wendy Webb – background vocals Joey DeLauro – background vocalsProduction John Boylan – producer, background vocals Steve Hodge – engineer Paul Grupp – engineer Deni King – engineer Michael Martin Murphey's Official Website

Vera Papisova

Vera Papisova is a Russian-American journalist. Papisova was the first digital wellness features editor at Teen Vogue, covered drug education, identity, mental health, sexual health, sexuality and wellness. Papisova was born in Russia to father Mikhail Papisov, a research scientist who specializes in molecular bioengineering and cancer drug development, mother Elena Tokareva, a cardiologist and clinical researcher, her family emigrated to the United States in 19XX. Papisova grew up in Boston, she has a younger sister. In 2008, Papisova graduated from Winchester High School in Winchester, where she played doubles on the tennis team, winning the Division 2 state championship and listed as a national champion in the New England region. In 2013, Papisova graduated from Boston University's College of Communication with a bachelor's degree in journalism. While at Boston University, Papisova co-hosted a sex-positive radio show called "Girls’ Night In" with Allie Rosenberg on WTBU and wrote a blog about dating.

She worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was an editor's assistant. From 2014 to 2016, Papisova worked as a freelance writer, she wrote for Condé Nast's Teen Vogue, covering beauty and sexual health as well as for other publications, including Vice Media. From 2015 to 2016, Papisova wrote for Yahoo! Style. From 2015 to 2016, Papisova worked as a columnist at, writing the column "Ask a Porn Star." She interviewed male and female porn stars about their experiences with sex and dating, working as a sex worker, on issues relating to sexual health. In March 2016 Teen Vogue editor Phillip Picardi hired Papisova for the newly created position of wellness editor, which reflected the new launch of the wellness sector of Teen Vogue; the wellness vertical is the fastest growing vertical in the history of the Teen Vogue brand and features seven official subsections: health, mental health, nutrition, relationships and sexual health & identity. Papisova's work has been part of the magazine's shift towards social activism and empowerment since the sector was launched.

Papisova ran the Teen Vogue sexual assault awareness campaign with the social media hashtag #NotYourFault. Not Your Fault is focused around a series of videos where men and women read about sexual assault and rape; as part of this campaign, Papisova's video series called Guys Read, featured men reading sexist comments made about women and girls, won an American Society of Magazine Editors award. In April 2018, Papisova attended three days of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California to cover a sexual health app that provides verified STD results. During her time at the festival, she interviewed 54 women, sexually harassed and sexually assaulted at the festival. Papisova was sexually harassed and sexually assaulted, saying she was groped 22 times over 10 hours she was at the festival. Papisova published an article about her experience on Teen Vogue. Papisova documented the aftermath of reporting and coming forward about the experience on social media and, when the article came out, discussing the experience in interviews.

She said that it illustrates online harassment and the double-victimization that victims of sexual harassment face. Responses ranged from asking what Papisova was wearing to slut shaming to getting rape threats and death threats. While an undergraduate student at Boston University, Papisova worked in restaurant jobs, which she continued to do after graduating and working as a freelance journalist. After his death in June 2018, Papisova said that Anthony Bourdain had seen a busboy sexually harassing her at her job. Bourdain reported it to Papisova's manager. In 2013, while living in Boston and going to college, Papisova witnessed the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing from a nearby rooftop. Papisova lives in Brooklyn, she speaks Russian. 20YY: Planned Parenthood, Maggie Award for Excellence in Youth Media for the sexual assault awareness campaign #NotYourFault 20YY: Webby Award for the Body Parts series which celebrates body diversity amongst all genders 20YY: National Institute of Reproductive Health, Champion of Choice 20YY: Planned Parenthood, Truth Seeker 2017: American Society of Magazine Editors, Ellies for Video for Guys Read video series 2017: GLAAD, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Coverage 2018: Shorty Awards, 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards – Video Papisova, Vera.

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John Batiste

Major General John Batiste is a retired officer of the United States Army and the co-founder of Batiste Leadership. John Batiste was commissioned as an infantry officer from West Point and served in five US Army heavy divisions over the next 31 years, he is a two-time combat veteran in both the Gulf Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commanded the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division from 1991–1993, served as the operations officer/G3 of the 3rd Infantry Division from 1994–1995, commanded the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division from 1995 to 1997, during which time the brigade was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as one of the two US brigades during the IFOR mission to implement the terms of the Dayton Peace Accords from December 1995 through November 1996. Following brigade command, he was promoted to brigadier general in 1997 and served as the plans officer for NATO's Southern Region, assistant division commander-maneuver of the 1st Cavalry Division, Joint Staff/J8 Deputy Director for Joint Warfighting Capability Assessment, as the senior military assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

While working for the Deputy Secretary of Defense, he was involved in the early planning stages of the War in Afghanistan and Iraq War. He was promoted to major general in 2002 and in the spring of 2002 General Eric Shinseki chose Batiste to be commander of the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army, deployed to Iraq from February 2004 to March 2005, during the war. Batiste declined a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and subsequently asked to be retired from active duty, because he was concerned about U. S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's policies concerning the war. After retiring from the army as a major general in November 2005, Batiste entered into the private sector, he served as president and CEO of Klein Steel Service Inc in Rochester, NY from 2005 to 2013, during which time the company was recognized as an IndustryWeek Best Plant in 2011. He is president and CEO of Buffalo Armory, in Buffalo, New York, he is a past member of the board of advisors of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, a board and executive committee member of the Metals Service Center Institute, a board member of the Rochester-based Veterans Outreach Center, the president of the Rochester Regional Veterans Business Council, chair of the Warrior Salute Advisory Board.

Batiste co-wrote the best-selling book, Cows in the Living Room: Developing an Effective Strategic Plan and Sustaining It. He is an active public speaker. In 2006, Batiste testified before the U. S. Senate where he criticized Donald H. Rumsfeld for a lack of leadership, And the failure of the Bush administration to develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with worldwide Islamic extremism with defined goals, he said Rumsfeld "surrounded himself with like-minded, compliant subordinates who violated basic principles of war and sound military planning in the mission to change the regime in Iraq", that the country "rushed to war without exhausting all diplomatic and economic options". Batiste said, on CBS's The Early Show: "...we went to war with a flawed plan that didn't account for the hard work to build the peace after we took down the regime. We served under a secretary of defense who didn't understand leadership, abusive, arrogant, who didn't build a strong team." Batiste said: "I think the current administration ignored sound military advice and counsel with respect to the war plans."Regarding the idea of a "war-czar" post in president Bush's U.

S. government cabinet, Batiste commented: "Standing up a war czar is just throwing in another layer of bureaucracy. Excuse me, but we have a chain of command and it's time for our leaders to step up and take charge."Batiste appeared on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in April 2006. When asked about his proposed strategy for Iraq, he said, "Well, to begin with, I think we must complete the mission in Iraq. We have no option; the Brits had a difficult time with that in the"20s of the last century. And we must set the people of Iraq up for self-reliance. I think. There's nothing this country can't do, if we put our mind to it. We need to mobilize this country and employ a comprehensive regional and global strategy."In May 2007, Batiste appeared in a political ad for, critical of President George W. Bush and the Iraq War. Two days CBS stated that appearing in the ad violated the network's regulations, terminated his contract as a result. In testimony before the U. S. House of Representatives in June 2007, Batiste said, "Secondary interests are that our withdrawal cannot create a humanitarian disaster or an Iraq dominated by another state in the region.

This may require a residual force of up to 30,000 US troops for decades to protect the US mission and advise the Iraqi security forces, provide a counter balance to unintended consequences of Iran and a greater "Kurdistan", take direct action against residual Al Qaeda in Iraq. We cannot walk away from our strategic interests."In late 2007, he asserted that the military alone would not be successful in Iraq. On Dece

List of butterflies of Gujarat

Gujarat is a state in the western part of India. It has rich butterfly diversity as it is situated at the geographical meeting point of many types of habitats. Northern Gujarat meets the deserts and semi-arid parts of Pakistan, Saurashtra peninsula has dry scrublands and savannah habitats, Gir has dry deciduous forests, central Gujarat has wetlands and scrublands while south Gujarat touches the Western Ghats and hence it has evergreen and bamboo forests. Gujarat has six families of butterflies: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Hesperiidae Riodinidae Graphium agamemnon - tailed jay Linnaeus, 1758 Graphium doson - common jay Felder & Felder, 1864 Graphium nomius - spot swordtail Esper, 1785 Papilio demoleus - lime swallowtail Linnaeus, 1758 Papilio polymnestor - blue Mormon Cramer, 1775 Papilio polytes - common Mormon Linnaeus, 1758 Pachliopta aristolochiae - common rose Fabricius, 1775 Catopsilia pomona - lemon emigrant Fabricius, 1775 Catopsilia pyranthe - mottled emigrant Linnaeus, 1758 Eurema hecabe - common grass yellow Linnaeus, 1758 Eurema laeta - spotless grass yellow Boisduval, 1836 Leptosia nina - Psyche Fabricius, 1793 Pareronia hippia - Indian wanderer Fabricius, 1787 Appias libythea - western striped albatross Fabricius, 1775 Belenois aurota - pioneer Fabricius, 1793 Cepora nerissa - common gull Fabricius, 1775 Delias eucharis - Indian Jezebel Drury, 1773 Colotis amata - small salmon Arab Fabricius, 1775 Colotis aurora - plain orange-tip Colotis danae - crimson-tip Colotis etrida - little orange-tip Colotis fausta - large salmon Arab Colotis protractus - blue-spotted Arab Colotis vestalis - white Arab Ixias marianne - white orange-tip Ixias pyrene - yellow orange-tip Ariadne ariadne - angled castor Ariadne merione - common castor Byblia ilithyia - joker Charaxes athamas – common nawab Charaxes agrarius – anomalous nawab Charaxes psaphon - plain tawny rajah Charaxes solon - black rajah Danaus chrysippus - plain tiger Danaus genutia - striped tiger Euploea core - common crow Euploea klugii - king crow Tirumala limniace - blue tiger Acraea terpsicore - tawny coster Phalanta phalantha - common leopard Euthalia aconthea - baron Euthalia nais - baronet Neptis hylas - common sailer Hypolimnas bolina - great eggfly Hypolimnas misippus - Danaid eggfly Junonia almana - peacock pansy Junonia atlites - grey pansy Junonia hierta - yellow pansy Junonia iphita - chocolate pansy Junonia lemonias - lemon pansy Junonia orithya - blue pansy Kallima horsfieldii - Sahyadri blue oakleaf Vanessa cardui - painted lady Melanitis leda - common evening brown Mycalesis perseus - common bushbrown Ypthima asterope - common three-ring Ypthima baldus - common five-ring Ypthima huebneri - common four-ring Curetis dentata - angled sunbeam Curetis thetis - Indian sunbeam Curetis acuta – acute sunbeam Spalgis epius - apefly Acytolepis puspa - common hedge blue Azanus jesous - African babul blue Azanus ubaldus - bright babul blue Caleta decidia - angled Pierrot Castalius rosimon - common Pierrot Talicada nyseus - red Pierrot Catochrysops strabo - forget-me-not Chilades lajus - lime blue Chilades parrhasius - small Cupid Luthrodes pandava - plains Cupid Euchrysops cnejus - gram blue Freyeria putli - Oriental grass jewel Jamides celeno - common cerulean Lampides boeticus - pea blue Leptotes plinius - zebra blue Prosotas dubiosa - tailless lineblue Prosotas nora - common lineblue Tarucus nara - striped Pierrot Tarucus balkanicus - little tiger Pierrot Zizeeria karsandra - dark grass blue Zizina otis - lesser grass blue Zizula hylax - tiny grass blue Cigaritis ictis - common shot silverline Cigaritis vulcanus - common silverline Arhopala amantes - large oakblue Rapala iarbus - common red flash Virachola isocrates - common guava blue Rathinda amor - monkey puzzle Tajuria cippus - peacock royal Tajuria jehana - plains blue royal


Disambiguation: For the author, see Vachss. Vach is a district in town of Fürth, Germany since 1972, it is first mentioned in documents in 1059. The village is located between the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal and the Regnitz, into which the Zenn and, further north, the Michaelbach flows; the flood plain of Regnitz and Zenn is listed as a landscape conservation area. The station "Vach Bahnhof" is a regular stop on the railway line between Fürth and Erlangen, but it is located far away from the district Vach in the district of Stadeln. Vach is reachable by the motorway A73; the church and the "Kantorat" form an attractive ensemble of monuments. The church with its western tower and its drawn-in choir with a wind-tower per eastern corner date from the Gothic Age; the nave and choir were built in 1442, when Vach was promoted to a parish. The western tower with three floors was added shortly afterwards. A special feature is the Ginkgo in the garden of the rectory, not open to the public