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KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is a province of South Africa, created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu and Natal Province were merged. It is located in the southeast of the country, enjoying a long shoreline beside the Indian Ocean and sharing borders with three other provinces and the countries of Mozambique and Lesotho, its capital is Pietermaritzburg and its largest city is Durban. It is the second most populous province in South Africa, with fewer residents than Gauteng. During the 1830s and early 1840s, the northern part of what is now KwaZulu-Natal was occupied by the Zulu Kingdom while the southern part was the Boer republic of Natalia before becoming, in 1843, the British Colony of Natal. KwaZulu remained independent until 1879. KwaZulu-Natal is the birthplace of many notable figures in South Africa's history, such as Albert Luthuli, the first non-white and the first person from outside Europe and the Americas to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Two areas in KwaZulu-Natal have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.

At around 92,100 km2 in area, KwaZulu-Natal is the size of Portugal. It has three different geographic areas; the lowland region along the Indian Ocean coast is narrow in the south, widening in the northern part of the province, while the central Natal Midlands consists of an undulating hilly plateau rising toward the west. Two mountainous areas, the western Drakensberg Mountains and northern Lebombo Mountains form a solid basalt wall rising over 3,000 m beside Lesotho border and low parallel ranges of ancient granite running southward from Eswatini; the area's largest river, the Tugela, flows west to east across the center of the province. The coastal regions have subtropical thickets and deeper ravines; the midlands have isolated pockets of Afromontane Forest. The north has a moist savanna habitat, whilst the Drakensberg region hosts alpine grassland; the province contains rich areas of biodiversity of a range of fauna. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, along with uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and Ndumo, are wetlands of international importance for migratory species, are designated as Ramsar sites. South Africa signed the 1971 Ramsar Convention to try to conserve and protect important wetlands because of their importance to habitats and numerous species; the former Eastern Cape enclave of the town of Umzimkulu and its hinterland have been incorporated into KwaZulu-Natal following the 12th amendment of the Constitution of South Africa. The amendment made other changes to the southern border of the province; the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude traverses the province from the coast at Hibberdene to northeast Lesotho. KwaZulu-Natal has a varied yet verdant climate thanks to complex topography; the coast is subtropical with inland regions becoming progressively colder. Durban on the south coast has an annual rainfall of 1009 mm, with daytime maxima peaking from January to March at 28 °C with a minimum of 21 °C, dropping to daytime highs from June to August of 23 °C with a minimum of 11 °C.

Temperature drops towards the hinterland, with Pietermaritzburg being similar in the summer, but much cooler in the winter. Ladysmith in the Tugela River Valley reaches 30 °C in the summer, but may drop below freezing point on winter evenings; the Drakensberg can experience heavy winter snow, with light snow experienced on the highest peaks in summer. The Zululand north coast has the warmest climate and highest humidity, supporting many sugar cane farms around Pongola. KwaZulu-Natal borders the following areas of Mozambique and Lesotho: Maputo Province, Mozambique Lubombo District, Eswatini Shiselweni District, Eswatini Mokhotlong District, Lesotho Thaba-Tseka District, Lesotho Qacha's Nek District, Lesotho Domestically, it borders the following provinces: Mpumalanga Free State Eastern Cape The KwaZulu-Natal Province is divided into one metropolitan municipality and ten district municipalities; the district municipalities are in turn divided into 48 local municipalities. The local seat of each district municipality is given in parentheses: In 2012, the Ingonyama Trust owns 32% of the land in KwaZulu-Natal, in many municipalities.

This amounts to about three million hectares, occupied by over 4 million people. The Zulu king is the chairman of the Trust; the coastline is dotted with small towns. The climate of the coastal areas is humid and subtropical, comparable to southern Florida in the United States, but not quite as hot and rainy in the summer; as one moves fur

Roman Lewis

Roman Lewis was a prominent Jewish anarchist in New York. Fluent in Russian and Yiddish, he was the first editor of the Yiddish-language anarchist newspaper Fraye Arbeter Shtime. For a time, Lewis was the Pioneers of Liberty's best speaker. Lewis attended gymnasium in Russia. In New York, when he wasn't working at making shirts, he spent his leisure time with the anarchist movement and spoke at Jewish union rallies, he became a Social-Democrat, attended law school in Chicago, where he remained. He was elected an assistant district attorney in Chicago as a Democrat. Lewis committed suicide in Cincinnati in 1918. After Alexander Berkman failed to assassinate Henry Frick in 1892, Berkman's cousin Modest Stein traveled to Pittsburgh to kill Frick himself; the police were tipped off before the attempt could be made, Stein believed Lewis was the informant

Under My Skin (House)

"Under My Skin" is the twenty-third episode of the fifth season of House, which aired on May 4, 2009. House and the team are given the challenge of diagnosing a ballerina, Penelope whose lungs collapse during rehearsal. Apprehensive over the prospect of never dancing again, the ballerina faces an more grim possibility when the treatment causes her skin to fall off. House must solve this daunting puzzle while going to extreme measures to rid himself of his continuing hallucinations of Amber. Meanwhile, Cameron informs Chase that she wishes to keep her dead husband's sperm, which they had frozen before his death, she explains that while she wants to marry Chase, the future is uncertain, she wants to retain her "insurance policy" in case things go wrong. Chase is affronted, responding that he is certain of their future, does not like the idea of her having a backup plan for their marriage, he indefinitely postpones their marriage. House confides in Wilson about his problem, they create a list of potential diagnoses, ranging from MS to schizophrenia.

While House tests for and eliminates diagnosis after diagnosis, Wilson consults on House's case, serving as a monitor to make sure House does nothing that goes beyond "House-radical" to "House-out-of-his-head-radical". Meanwhile, House eliminates all possible diagnoses but severe mental illness and Vicodin addiction—both prognoses bleak, as House would be unable to practice medicine if taking anti-psychotics, or if in continuous pain after detox. In desperation, House gives himself insulin shock as an alternative to anti-psych drugs or ECT. After recovering from the insulin-induced coma, House finds himself free of his hallucination and eagerly returns to the diagnosis of his patient. Returning to the case, House finds Penelope's boyfriend's devotion suspicious, believing it to be guilt-induced, tells his team to test him for gonorrhea; the test returns positive, but it becomes evident that the boyfriend was shocked by this, that Penelope had been cheating on him, not the other way around. As House realizes that he reached the correct conclusion by accident rather than through accurate observation, he once again starts to have hallucinations of Amber.

This leaves House's Vicodin addiction as the final diagnosis for his hallucinations. Rather than go to a clinic or check into the hospital under a pseudonym, House reveals his situation to Cuddy and asks her to help him. Cuddy spends the night at House's home, destroying any caches of Vicodin and monitoring him as he detoxes, with Amber disappearing; the episode ends with Cuddy kissing passionately and disrobing. The piece played during the ballet scene is "String Quartet No.2: II" by Philip Glass. The song played in the restaurant is M. Ward's "Never Had Nobody Like You"; the song Amber sings is "Enjoy Yourself". The song that plays at the end of the episode when Chase and Cameron have their conversation is Dawn Landes' "Drive". "Under My Skin" on IMDb