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Maeshowe

Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave situated on Mainland Orkney, Scotland. It was built around 2800 BC. In the archaeology of Scotland, it gives its name to the Maeshowe type of chambered cairn, limited to Orkney. Maeshowe is a significant example of Neolithic craftsmanship and is, in the words of the archaeologist Stuart Piggott, "a superlative monument that by its originality of execution is lifted out of its class into a unique position." The monuments around Maeshowe, including Skara Brae, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Maeshowe is one of the largest tombs in Orkney. Surrounding the mound, at a distance of 50 feet to 70 feet is a ditch up to 45 feet wide; the grass mound hides a complex of passages and chambers built of crafted slabs of flagstone weighing up to 30 tons. It is aligned so that the rear wall of its central chamber held up by a bracketed wall, is illuminated on the winter solstice. A similar display occurs in Newgrange; this entrance passage is 36 feet long and leads to the central square chamber measuring about 15 feet on each side.

The current height of the chamber is 12.5 feet, this reflects the height to which the original stonework is preserved and capped by a modern corbelled roof. The original roof may have risen to a height of 15 feet or more; the entrance passage is only about 3 feet high, requiring visitors to stoop or crawl into the central chamber. That chamber is constructed of flat slabs of stone, many of which traverse nearly the entire length of the walls. In each corner lie huge angled buttresses that rise to the vaulting. At a height of about 3 feet, the wall's construction changes from the use of flat to overlapping slabs creating a beehive-shaped vault. Estimates of the amount of effort required to build Maeshowe vary. Dating of the construction of Maeshowe is difficult but dates derived from burials in similar tombs cluster around 3000 BC. Since Maeshowe is the largest and most sophisticated example of the Maeshowe "type" of tomb, archaeologists have suggested that it is the last of its class, built around 2800 BC.

The people who built Maeshowe were users of grooved ware, a distinctive type of pottery that spread throughout the British Isles from about 3000 BC. Maeshowe appears as a grassy mound rising from a flat plain near the southeast end of the Loch of Harray; the land around Maeshowe at its construction looked much as it does today: treeless with grasses representative of Pollen Assemblage Zone MNH-I reflecting "mixed agricultural practices with a pastoral bias – there is a substantial amount of ribwort pollen, but that of cereals."Maeshowe is aligned with some other Neolithic sites in the vicinity, for example the entrance of "Structure 8" of the nearby Barnhouse Settlement directly faces the mound. In addition, the so-called "Barnhouse Stone" in a field around 700 metres away is aligned with the entrance to Maeshowe; this entrance corridor is so placed that it lets the direct light of the setting sun into the chamber for a few days each side of the winter solstice, illuminating the entrance to the back cell.

A Neolithic "low road" connects Maeshowe with the magnificently preserved village of Skara Brae, passing near the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. Low roads connect Neolithic ceremonial sites throughout Britain; some archeologists believe that Maeshowe was surrounded by a large stone circle. The complex including Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, Skara Brae, as well as other tombs and standing stones represents a concentration of Neolithic sites, rivalled in Britain only by the complexes associated with Stonehenge and Avebury; the tomb gives its name to the Maeshowe type of Scottish chambered cairn, limited to Orkney. Maeshowe is similar to the famous Newgrange tomb in Ireland, suggesting a linkage between the two cultures. Chambered tombs of the Maeshowe "type" are characterized by a long, low entrance passageway leading to a square or rectangular chamber from which there is access to a number of side cells. Although there are disagreements as to the attribution of tombs to tomb types, there are only seven known Maeshowe type tombs.

On Mainland, there are, in addition to Maeshowe. The tomb of Quoyness is found on Sanday. There is an unnamed tomb on the Holm of Papa Westray. Anna Ritchie reports that there are three more Maeshowe type tombs in Orkney but she doesn't name or locate them. According to the description herein, a chambered tomb is characterized by grave goods, which were found at Cuween Hill and the tomb on Holm of Papa Westray but were not found at Maeshowe. Further, the description of a passage grave states: "Not all passage graves have been found to contain evidence of human remains. One such example is Maeshowe." In addition, the Statement of Significance says, "It is an expression of genius within a group of people whose other tombs were claustrophobic chambers in smaller mounds.". A potential explanation for the extraordinary genius of Maeshowe engineering and the lack of human remains was described by Tompkins who compared the structure at "Maes-Howe" to the Great Pyramid, suggesting the site was used as an observatory and for May Da

Mitane, Akita

Mitane is a town located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 January 2020, the town had an estimated population of 16,172, in 6856 households, a population density of 65 persons per km².. The total area of the town is 248.09 square kilometres. Mitane is located in northwestern Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west. Akita Prefecture Noshiro Oga Hachirōgata Gojōme Ōgata Kamikoani Per Japanese census data, the population of Mitane peaked at around the year 1950 and has been in steady decline since then. Mitane has a Humid continental climate with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation is heaviest from August to October; the average annual temperature in Mitane is 11.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1527 mm with September as the wettest month; the temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.1 °C, lowest in January, at around -1.0 °C. The area of present-day Mitane was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The area was organized into towns and villages within Yamamoto District, Akita with the establishment of the modern municipalities system in 1889. The town of Mitane was created on March 20, 2006, by merging the towns of Hachiryū, Koto'oka, Yamamoto; the economy of Mitane is based on agriculture. The town produces over 90% of the junsai sold commercially in Japan; the center of transportation and economy is the Shikato district in former Kotooka town. Mitane has six public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the town government; the town does not have a high school. East Japan Railway Company - Ōu Main Line Koikawa - Kado - Moritake - Kita-Kanaoka Akita Expressway National Route 7 National Route 101 Takashi Miura, professional boxer Media related to Mitane, Akita at Wikimedia Commons Official Website

Jungle Strike

Jungle Strike is a video game developed and published by Electronic Arts in 1993 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. The game was released on several other consoles such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, an upgraded version was made for the Amiga; the Amiga and other home computer conversions were the responsibility of Ocean Software while the SNES version was that of Gremlin Interactive. It is the second installment in the Strike series; the game is a helicopter-based shoot'em up, mixing strategy. The plot concerns two villains intent on destroying Washington, D. C.. The player must use the helicopter and other vehicles to thwart their plans, its game engine was carried over from a failed attempt at a flight simulator and was inspired by Matchbox toys and Choplifter. Jungle Strike retained its predecessor's core mechanics and expanded on the model with additional vehicles and settings; the game was well received by most critics upon release. Publications praised its gameplay, design and graphics, although there were some complaints regarding the interface and perceived jingoistic politics.

Jungle Strike features two antagonists: Ibn Kilbaba, the son of Desert Strike's antagonist, Carlos Ortega, a notorious South American drug lord. The opening sequence depicts the two men observing a nuclear explosion on a deserted island, while discussing the delivery of "nuclear resources" and an attack on Washington D. C.. The player takes control of a "lone special forces" pilot; the game's first level depicts the protagonist repelling terrorist attacks on Washington, D. C. including the President's limousine. Subsequent levels depict counter-attacks on the drug lord's forces, progressing towards his "jungle fortress". In the game's penultimate level, the player pursues Kilbaba and Ortega to their respective hideouts before capturing them; the final level takes place in Washington, D. C. again, where the two antagonists attempt to flee after escaping from prison. The player must destroy both Kilbaba and Ortega and stop four trucks carrying nuclear bombs from blowing up the White House; the PC version extends the storyline with an extra level set in Alaska, in which the player must wipe out the remainder of Ortega's forces under the command of a Russian defector named Ptofski, who has taken control of oil tankers and is threatening to destroy the ecosystem with crude oil if his demands are not met.

Once all levels are complete, the ending sequence begins and depicts the protagonist and his co-pilot in an open-topped car in front of cheering crowds. Jungle Strike is a helicopter-based shoot'em up, mixing strategy; the player's main weapon is a fictionalised Comanche attack helicopter. Additional vehicles can be commandeered: a motorbike, hovercraft and F-117; the latter in particular features variable height and unlimited ammunition, but is more vulnerable to crashes. The game features an "overhead" perspective "with a slight 3D twist"; the graphics uses a 2.5D perspective which simulates the appearance of being 3D. Levels consist of several missions, which are based around the destruction of enemy weapons and installations, as well as rescuing hostages or prisoners of war, or capturing enemy personnel; the helicopter is armed with machine guns, more powerful Hydra rockets and yet more deadly Hellfire missiles. The more powerful the weapon, the fewer can be carried: the player must choose an appropriate weapon for each situation.

Enemy weapons range from armoured cars to artillery and tanks. The player's craft has a limited amount of armour, depleted as the helicopter is hit by enemy fire. Should armour reach zero, the craft will be destroyed; the player must outmanoeuvre enemies to avoid damage, but can replenish armour by means of power-ups or by airlifting rescued friendlies or captives to a landing zone. Vehicles have a finite amount of fuel, depleted as the level progresses. Should the fuel run out, the vehicle will crash, again costing the player a life; the craft can refuel by collecting fuel barrels. Vehicles carry limited ammunition, which must be replenished by means of ammo crates. Jungle Strike is the sequel to Desert Strike, a similar game which parodied the Gulf War and, released in 1992. Desert Strike arose from a failed attempt at a flight simulator and was inspired by Matchbox toys and Choplifter. Central to the game's concept were the eschewing of power-ups and bosses. With the success of the original title, producer Scott Berfield, game director John Manley and associate producer Tony Barnes were tasked with creating the sequel.

Jungle Strike retained the core mechanics of its predecessor, with the addition of various vehicles and settings. Desert Strike was at the time Electronic Arts' highest selling video game and maintained a high sales chart position as Jungle Strike was released in 1993; the Amiga conversion of Desert Strike featured upgraded graphics and sound over the Mega Drive original. With regards to the Jungle Strike Amiga conversion, senior programmer Stuart Johnson stated he "tried to keep this conversion a lot more faithful to the Mega Drive version than Desert Strike was", he attempted to make the Amiga conversion run more smoothly than the Mega Drive original. Graphical improvements were attempted: these were less successful on the A500 than the A1200 because of technical restrictions; the developers struggled with technical challenges because of differences in hardware between the

Carlos Cabrera

Carlos Rodrigo Cabrera is a Colombian former newsman and employed with WWE, where he is one half of the company's Spanish announce team in which he is the play-by-play announcer. His longtime broadcast partner was the former Ecuadorian professional wrestler Hugo Savinovich, the color commentator on the announce team until October 2011, his partner is Marcelo Rodriguez. Cabrera was born in Colombia. During his career as a newsman and radio personality, Cabrera has obtained many coveted awards, including the ACE Awards both in Radio and TV categories. Cabrera has one of the most recognizable voices in both Spanish radio and TV in the United States and is used as a voice over announcer for many important corporations and brand names that wish to advertise their products nationally. Cabrera has worked for WWF since 1994 and, alongside Hugo Savinovich and presently Marcelo Rodríguez, has been the Spanish announcer on Spanish language versions of Raw, SmackDown, Superstars, NXT, pay-per-view events.

Their audio can be accessed in the United States via the SAP feature on most TV sets. Cabrera and Savinovich have a show on WWE.com called WWE En Español, a thirty-minute program that serves as a recap of RAW, SmackDown, NXT, pay-per-view events. The duo taped their one-hundredth episode in April 2006. Rodríguez was a frequent substitute host of the program until October 2011, when he became permanent co-host following the departure of Savinovich from the company. For a brief period and Savinovich starred in a Spanglish mini-show called 28 Segundos. In previous years, while working for WWE on its monthly pay-per-views, the announce table at which he has worked with Savinovich and Rodríguez, more known as the Spanish announcers' table, has become a staple in modern professional wrestling as a convenient device on which for wrestlers to execute dramatic moves, such as the piledriver or the Pedigree, which always results in the destruction of the table, as it is designed to collapse on impact.

Cabrera and Rodríguez provide live Spanish commentary for all weekly shows from the WWE Television Studios in Stamford and are at ringside for PPV events. This practice temporarily ended in mid-2006. Due to the addition of the now-defunct ECW brand, the announce teams of all 3 brands were present for tri-branded pay-per-views. During this time and Hugo Savinovich provided commentary for these events from the WWE Television Studios but were still placed at ringside for brand-exclusive PPV events; when the brand-exclusive pay-per-view concept ended in 2007, the announce teams of all three brands were placed at ringside for all PPV events. Beginning in 2009, a single three-man announce team, composed of announcers from the two current brands, was designated for pay-per-views. Cabrera and Savinovich returned to ringside for PPVs at The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in 2009. However, they were not reinstated full-time until WrestleMania XXVI in 2010. In October 2011, Savinovich left WWE and Marcelo Rodríguez became the permanent Spanish color commentator and co-host of WWE En Español.

In October 2011, Cabrera and Rodríguez were at ringside for the tapings of Raw and SmackDown in Mexico City, Mexico. During the SmackDown tapings, Cabrera took part in a WWE.com exclusive in-ring segment where he helped translate Triple H's dialect to the audience as they announced Mil Máscaras as the first inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012. In TLC: Tables and Chairs, the 3MB tag team start to mocking Carlos and Marcelo in a racist way, including an attack to Ricardo Rodriguez, only to begin a feud with Alberto Del Rio, signalling a face turn for the Mexican duo. Carlos Cabrera Bio on WWE.com Carlos Cabrera on IMDb

Summer XO

Summer Esso better known as Summer XO is a Los Angeles-based American singer-songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele. Though not her primary focus, she is a visual artist who creates poster-size pastel drawings of abstract emotive female faces. Summer XO releases songs and music videos, she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to release an EP, titled, "Hello World." This EP was released in late 2016, but she released each song as individual singles, beginning June 2015. The order of releases, "That One Thing," "It Would Last," and "Usually." Half the songs were produced by producer Mikal Blue, best known for his work on Colbie Caillat's "Coco." Before renaming herself and securing the US Trademark for Summer XO in 2013, she performed as and held the trademark for the name "Summer." In June 2013, she released the song "Invented The Word", accompanied by an official music video. It was produced by Uri Djemal. In August, 2012, Summer digitally released a cover version of the Cyndi Lauper song, "True Colors", produced by Henry Strange and Jess Stroup.

Summer released the album Timing And Lighting on LossLess Records in September, 2008. It was produced by Henry Strange, with the exception of the song, "Messed Up,", produced by Jess Stroup. In October, 2006, Summer was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Songwriters of 2006” by the Portland Songwriting Association. Summer XO plays handmade Wechter brand acoustic guitars that have a visually unique double cutaway body style, she owns three Wechter Pathmaker Elite series. She performs with all three on stage because of her use of different guitar tunings. Summer XO releases a series of pastel drawings of abstract female faces that depict a clear emotion, she sells them online through her online store/. Due to the subject matter, Summer XO refers to the pieces in this series as "The Girls." She often displays her drawings on stage during music performances. From West Virginia, Summer XO is the eldest of five children, she spent most of her youth in the small town of Bridgeport, WV. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a homemaker.

The 6' tall Summer XO took up residence in Tampa, FL, Aix-En-Provence, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, Portland, OR, Miami, FL, Paris, France. Summer XO moved to her current residence in Los Angeles in March 2013. From December 2011 to January 2013, Summer XO lived in France. While there, she played live shows, her marital status as of 2018 is unmarried and she has no children. Hello World EP Timing and Lighting on LossLess Records "Usually" "It Would Last" "That One Thing" "Invented The Word" "True Colors" Summer XO's Official Website Summer XO's Official Facebook Page Summer XO's Official YouTube Page Summer Performing Live on KATU's Morning TV Show LossLess Records Henry Strange's Official Website

Chowkidar

Chowkidar is a 1974 Bollywood drama film directed by Shyam Ralham. The film stars Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Khanna and Yogeeta Bali in lead roles and Om Prakash in a supporting role. Shambhu is a village Chowkidar, helpful to the poor that are oppressed by Lala Dinanath, he has a sister, missing for about a year. One night during the patrol, he finds his sister coming from the house of the village chief Thakur Ranvir Singh, it turns out that his sister had a love affair with the Thakur and went into hiding once she got pregnant and now the Thakur is not accepting the girl child. Shambhu's sister commits suicide by jumping into a nearby river. Shambhu first takes the baby girl to Thakur, who again rejects the baby and dies accidentally in an attempt to shoot at Shambhu. Shambhu raises the girl child on his own. Meanwhile, Lala Dinanath has a son, whom he sent to the city for higher education and to become a doctor, he expects. Thakur has a son, whom he sent to city for better education. After few years, Dinanath's son Shyam, now a doctor, returns to village and is appalled by the condition of the village and finds out that his father is the main reason.

He decides to nurse them to wipe away his father's sins. Dr. Shyam's kindness toward the village people earns his respect and praise all around, but makes his father angry, as he is not earning any money, he subsequently forms a romantic relationship with Shambhu's grown up niece Radha. Thakur's son Gopal becomes a playboy and return home to occupy his father's position, with his friend Vilaitiram. Vilaitiram is looking for an opportunity to blackmail Gopal with the help of dancer Bela; when Gopal tries to make advances toward Radha when he sees her for first time, she resists and ends up injuring Gopal. With the help of Vilaitiram, Gopal sends his goons to kill Radha. Realising that he can never lay hands on Radha as long as Shyam is present, Gopal calls Bela to the village. Bela traps accuses him of raping her in front of the whole village. Heartbroken and Shambu decide to leave the village; as the job is done by Bela, she is no longer required and Vilaitiram tries to kill her. Again, Gopal saves her.

Now realising her mistake, she confesses everything to Shyam. Meanwhile, Gopal's goon had kidnapped Radha. So, now vindicated, Shyam just reaches in time. A fight starts between Shyam. Gopal's paternal aunt stops the fight, she tells everyone that Radha is Gopal's sister, a secret she and Shambhu had been hiding since long ago, but now it is necessary to tell everyone. Ashamed, Gopal decides to self immolate and burns the house, but Radha and others stop him from killing himself. The story ends in peace with Gopal accepting Radha as his sister. Yogeeta Bali as Radha Jeevan as Lala Dinanath Vinod Khanna as Gopal Sanjeev Kumar as Dr. Shyam Ram Mohan as Vilaitiram Amrit Patel as Sundar Om Prakash as Shambhu D. K. Sapru as Thakur Ranvir Singh Asit Sen as Munim Sulochana as Mangala Jayshree T. as Bela All of the songs are written by Rajinder Krishan. Chowkidar on IMDb