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Gvido Birolla

Gvido Birolla was a Slovene painter and caricaturist, known for his political caricatures published in satirical newspapers of the time and his book illustrations. Birolla was born in Trieste in 1881, his father was his mother a Slovene from Škofja Loka. After his father's death in 1884, his mother moved back to Škofja Loka, he studied in Ljubljana and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He died in Ljubljana in 1963. Birolla was a popular book illustrator and won the Levstik Award for his illustrations of Karel Širok's book Trije bratje in trije razbojniki. Leta moje mladosti, written by Fran Saleški Finžgar, 1967 (illustrated together with Ive Šubic Jurij Kozjak, slovenski janičar, written by Josip Jurčič, 1963 Repoštev, gospodar krkonošev, written by Johann Karl August Musäus, 1957 Škorenjček Matevžek, written by Saša Vuga, 1955 Brezen, written by Andrej Šavli, 1955 Trije bratje in trije razbojniki, written by Karel Širok, 1951 Triglav: planinska idila, written by Fran Saleški Finžgar, 1950 Oljki, written by Simon Gregorčič, 1944 Mlada pota, written by Oton Župančič, 1921

ARTM park and ride lots

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain is responsible for all park and ride lots in Montreal and its surrounding area. It operates 61 lots, many that are adjacent to metropolitan bus terminals, commuter rail stations, or STM Metro stations. In 2012, over 60% of all ARTM park and ride lots for cars had an usage rate over 75%, with 1 in 5 being used over 90%; the following are ride lots in Montreal and its surrounding area. STM Métro de Montréal stations with Park and Ride lots: Réseau de transport métropolitain Commuter Train stations with Park and Ride lots: Notes The ARTM offers 433 spaces specially reserved for carpooling in its park and ride lots. In operation since 2005, the ARTM Carpool program helps to relieve the demand for parking by reserving seats for customers who carpool in the majority of the park and ride lots. In addition to the reserved carpool spaces, many park and ride lots include a number of specific drop-off spaces, nearest to the point of transfer to other modes of transportation

Anthony Purpura

Anthony Purpura is a professional American rugby union player who props for the USA Eagle XV side. Purpura plays with the New England Free Jacks in the MLR after having a successful club career for top level teams such as Old Blue R. F. C. Boston Rugby Club and Mystic River Rugby Club. Other Club affiliations include University of Maine and Mid Canterbury Rugby Football Union and as assistant coach at Harvard University. Purpura was introduced to the sport of rugby by a roommate while in school at Avon Old Farms, where he was a member of the football team and standout All-Star wrestler. In 2005 he entered the University of Maine as a recruit for the football team, but give it up the sport to join the U. Maine rugby club. Between 2005 and 2009 Purpura served as co captain and president of the club and helped the Black Bears to one of their best seasons, finishing the fall ranked 7th in the country. Throughout his four-year career at Maine, Purpura led the team to a 17-2-1 record. While still in college, Purpura first transitioned to the next level of rugby with Division 1 Mystic River alongside former Eagle front rower Jake Sprague.

In 2007 he made the jump to Boston RFC part of the Rugby Super League. After nearly a decade with Boston, Purpura had a short stint with Old Blue. In March 2018, Purpura signed with the San Diego Legion of Major League Rugby. Purpura signed with the New England Free Jacks in 2019. Purpura was selected to tour with the USA Eagles squad for the Autumn 2010 tour of Europe and made his international debut in June 2010 was against Russia. After a nearly seven-year hiatus, Purpura was again named to the Eagles roster as a starter against Uruguay on 4 February 2017. Two weeks he again earned a starting position in the front row and scored his first test match try in the USA's 51-34 victory y Canada on 18 February in Round 3 of the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship. Player Profile Player Profile USA Rugby


Spahis were light cavalry regiments of the French army recruited from the indigenous populations of Algeria and Morocco. The modern French Army retains one regiment of Spahis as an armoured unit, with personnel now recruited in mainland France. Senegal maintains a mounted unit with spahi origins as a presidential escort: the Red Guard; the name is the French form of the Ottoman Turkish word sipahi, a word derived from New Persian sepâh, سپاه meaning "army", or "horsemen". Following the French occupation of Algiers in 1830, detachments of locally recruited irregular horsemen were attached to the regiments of light cavalry assigned to North African service; these auxiliaries were designated as chasseurs spahis. In 1834 they were organised into four squadrons of regular spahis. In 1841 the 14 squadrons by in existence were brought together in a single corps of spahis. In 1845 three separate Spahi regiments were created: the 1st of Algiers; the spahi regiments saw extensive service in the French conquest of Algeria, in the Franco-Prussian War, in Tonkin towards the end of the Sino-French War, in the occupation of Morocco and Syria, in both World Wars.

A detachment of Spahis served as the personal escort of Marshal Jacques Leroy de Saint Arnaud in the Crimean War and were photographed there by Roger Fenton. A contingent of Spahis participated in the North China campaign of 1860. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 one detached squadrons of Spahis formed part of the forces defending Paris, while a provisional regiment comprising three squadrons was attached to the Army of the Loire. A serious rising against French rule in Algeria during 1871–72 was sparked off by the mutiny of a squadron of Spahis, ordered to France to reinforce those units there. Prior to 1914 there were four regiments of Spahis in the French Army, three based in Algeria and one in Tunisia. During their period as mounted cavalry the Spahis comprised for the most part Arab and Berber troopers commanded by French officers; this division was not absolute however and there were always a certain number of French volunteers in the ranks. About 20% of the rank and file were French and the remainder Arab or Berber.

In addition, a fixed number of commissioned positions up to the level of captain were reserved for Muslim officers. NCOs were both Muslim. In contrast to the North African tirailleur units the mounted spahis were drawn from "the big tents": i.e. the higher social classes of the Arab and Berber communities. This dated back to the establishment of the corps when Colonel Marey-Monge required that each recruit provide his own horse; as Spahi units were mechanized during World War II, the proportion of Frenchmen in the ranks increased. Spahis were sent to France at the outbreak of war in August 1914, they saw service during the opening period of mobile warfare but their role diminished with the advent of trench warfare. During World War I the number of units increased with the creation of Moroccan Spahi regiments and the expansion of the Algerian arm. By 1918 there were seven Spahi regiments in existence, all having seen service on the Western Front, in addition a detached squadron had served in Palestine against the Ottoman Empire.

By 1921 the Spahi regiments had been increased to twelve and this became the permanent establishment. During the 1920s mounted Spahi regiments saw extensive active service in the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, as well as in Morocco, they continued to perform garrison duties in Algeria and Tunisia. Although mechanisation began in the 1930s of the Chasseurs d'Afrique and Foreign Legion cavalry, the Spahis remained an mounted force until after 1942. In 1939 the Spahis comprised three independent brigades, each of two regiments and still horse mounted; each regiment was made up of four sabre squadrons with 172 troopers in each. Three regiments saw active service in France in 1940. Hermann Balck was of the opinion. One Spahi regiment distinguished itself in service with the Free French during World War II. Garrisoned in Vichy-controlled Syria as part of a mounted cavalry unit some of the regiment crossed the frontier into the Transjordan in June 1940. After mounted service in Eritrea, this detachment was subsequently reorganised and equipped with armoured cars by the British in Egypt.

The expanded and mechanised regiment served in Egypt and Tunisia, was part of the French forces that liberated Paris in August 1944. In the course of World War II most Spahi regiments were mechanised, but several squadrons remained mounted for patrol work in North Africa plus escort and other ceremonial duties in France itself; until 1961 the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris always featured Spahi cavalry in their traditional dress uniforms, on white Arabian horses. While Arab and Berber troopers continued to make up the bulk of numbers in the mounted units retained, mechanisation led to French personnel becoming a majority in the armoured regiments. Armoured Spahi units saw service in both the Indochina War of 1947-54 and the Algerian War of 1954-62; the 9th Algerian Spahis remained a mounted regiment throughout the Algerian War, suffering 24 deaths in the course of active service. Except for one mounted platoon per squadron and the regimental fanfare the unit was mechanized in 1961 and its several hundred horses either sold in Algeria or shipped back to France.

The 6th Spahis had been disbanded in 1956, followed by the 9th in 1961. F

Streptanthus cordatus

Streptanthus cordatus is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name heartleaf twistflower. It is native to the western United States, where it can be found in many types of sagebrush and forest habitat, it is a perennial herb producing a unbranched stem up to about a meter tall. It is waxy in texture; the basal leaves are oval or spoon-shaped with bristle-toothed blades borne on rough-haired petioles. Leaves higher on the stem are oval to lance-shaped, up to 9 centimeters long with their bases clasping the stem. Flowers occur at intervals along the upper stem; each has a calyx of sepals a centimeter long which begin greenish yellow and mature purple. Four purple petals emerge from the tip of each calyx; the fruit is a narrow silique which may reach 14 centimeters in length or longer. Jepson Manual Treatment Photo gallery