Lower Egypt

Lower Egypt is the northernmost region of Egypt, which consists of the fertile Nile Delta, between Upper Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea — from El Aiyat, south of modern-day Cairo, Dahshur. The Nile River split into seven branches of the delta in Lower Egypt. Lower Egypt was divided into nomes and began to advance as a civilization after 3600 BC. Today, it contains two major channels. In Ancient Egyptian Lower Egypt was known as mḥw which means "north". On during Antiquity and the Middle Ages and Romans called it Κάτω Αἴγυπτος or Aegyptus Inferior both meaning "Lower Egypt". Native Coptic Egyptian population carried on using the old name related to north – Tsakhit or Psanamhit "Northern part", which they divided into three regions – western part called ⲛⲓⲫⲁⲓⲁⲧ Niphaiat, central part called ⲡⲉⲧⲙⲟⲩⲣ Badmur and eastern one called ϯⲁⲣⲁⲃⲓⲁ Diarabia. In ancient times, Pliny the Elder, in Natural History, said that upon reaching the delta the Nile split into seven branches: the Pelusiac, the Tanitic, the Mendesian, the Phatnitic, the Sebennytic, the Bolbitine, the Canopic.

Today there are two principal channels that the Nile takes through the river's delta: one in the west at Rashid and one in the east at Damietta. The delta region is well watered, crisscrossed by canals; the climate in Lower Egypt is milder than that of Upper Egypt owing to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. Temperatures are less extreme and rainfall is more abundant, it was divided into twenty districts called nomes, the first of, at el-Lisht. Because Lower Egypt was undeveloped scrubland, filled with all types of plant life such as grasses and herbs, the organization of the nomes underwent several changes; the capital of Lower Egypt was Memphis. Its patron goddess was the cobra goddess Wadjet. Lower Egypt was represented by the Low Red Crown Deshret, its symbols were the papyrus and the bee. By about 3600 BC, Neolithic Egyptian societies along the Nile River had based their culture on the raising of crops and the domestication of animals. Shortly after 3600 BC Egyptian society began to grow and advance toward refined civilization.

A new and distinctive pottery, related to the pottery in the Southern Levant, appeared during this time. Extensive use of copper became common during this time; the Mesopotamian process of sun-dried bricks, architectural building principles—including the use of the arch and recessed walls for decorative effect—became popular during this time. Concurrent with these cultural advances, a process of unification of the societies and towns of the upper Nile River, or Upper Egypt, occurred. At the same time the societies of the Nile Delta, or Lower Egypt underwent a unification process. Warfare between Upper and Lower Egypt occurred often. During his reign in Upper Egypt, King Narmer defeated his enemies in the Delta and merged the Kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt under his single rule; the Palermo stone, a royal annal written in the mid Fifth Dynasty records a number of kings reigning over Lower Egypt before Narmer. These are unattested outside these inscriptions: In contrast, the following kings are attested through archeological finds from Sinai and Lower Egypt: Double Falcon, Crocodile.

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ASV De Dijk

Amsterdamse Sport Vereniging De Dijk are a Dutch amateur association football club from the Amsterdam borough of Amsterdam-Noord, in the neighborhood of Schellingwoude. The club was founded on 1 June 1999 out of a fusion of Rood Wit-A and ASV Schellingwoude; the club hold a Sunday team. Rood Wit-A were founded on 13 April 1921 as VVA joining the Katholieke Voetbalbund; the name of the club was changed to RKVVA, following the fusion of the IVCB and the KNVB, in order to tell them apart from VVA who were competing in the KNVB. In 1957 the club merged with the gymnastics and handball clubs SVA and VDO, as well as the table tennis club KK, becoming an Omni sports club by the name of RKSV Rood Wit Amsterdam. ASV Schellingwoude were founded on 23 July 1921 as VVS; the club competed in the NHVB at first, before joining the AVB, with both leagues being under the KNVB. A handball team was established as well during the club's 25th anniversary, the name was subsequently changed to Amsterdamse Sportvereniging Schellingwoude.

On 1 June 1999 the two clubs merged. The new team colors became red-blue-white, with the new name referring to the Schellingwouderdijk upon which the teams ground Sportpark Schellingwoude was built. In 2011 the club's Sunday team won their third consecutive championship, when the team was promoted for three consecutive seasons from the Vierde Klasse to the Eerste Klasse, followed by promotion to the Hoofdklasse. In 2016 they won entry to the Derde Divisie after finishing second. ASV De Dijk are the first football club in Amsterdam to have a separate Management Column for "Team Development", working on the team's position in society as a sports club. De Dijk is the first amateur football club to partner with the John Blankenstein Foundation. By partnering with Right to Play the club's youth teams play with the RtP print on the shirt, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the cause of their charity. Through active collaborative efforts, the team and its sponsors use the partnership as a means to promote team related activities in the name of teamwork and social responsibility.

Derde Divisie 2016/17 Eerste Klasse 2012/13 Tweede Klasse 2010/11 Derde Klasse 2009/10 Vierde Klasse 2008/09 ASV De Dijk - official website

Cambria (company)

Cambria is a producer of engineered quartz surfaces in the United States. It is located in Le Sueur, with additional facilities throughout the United States, in Ontario, Canada. Cambria is held and owned by the Davis family. Cambria produces quartz surfaces for use as kitchen countertops, it is used in a similar manner as granite, except that it is not porous, thus requires no periodic sealing. The look of any quartz countertop compares to granite in that the colors are consistent; the process of creating the countertops is different than granite, in that it is an engineered product, consisting of a minimum of 93% quartz and 7% epoxy binder and dyes. An engineered product that requires no sealer has the advantage in that it requires no harsh chemicals to seal, nor does it emit harmful chemicals into the air, making it more environmentally friendly. Engineered quartz however may be damaged by heat unlike granite. In July 2011, Cambria purchased Sun Country Airlines out of bankruptcy for $34 million after the collapse of the Ponzi scheme of Tom Petters and Petters Group Worldwide, the former owner of the airline.

A silo, located on US 169 between St. Peter and Le Sueur, is rented by Cambria to store quartz granules and slabs; the silo was repainted with the Cambria logo. Cambria was ordered to remove the sign by MnDOT because it violated state law against advertisements along public highway corridors and county ordinance in historic preservation districts. Cambria was allowed to keep the silo repainted because it claimed to use the silo as a site to sell its products thereby bypassing the law through a rational nexus exemption. Prior to the Cambria logo, the silo was painted to appear like a can of 7 UP and as an advertisement for 7 up. In 2018 Cambria released the movie Legend of Cambria. Narrated by Colin Farrell and directed by Alexei Tylevich; the film depicts the fantastical origin story of the Cambria brand, pulling from Celtic mythology. The short film was 40 minutes long