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Maggie Simpson

Margaret Evelyn Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She first appeared on television in the Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Maggie was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office, she received her first name from Groening's youngest sister. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three years, the Simpson family was given their own series on the Fox Broadcasting Company which debuted December 17, 1989. Maggie is the youngest child of Homer and Marge, sister to Bart and Lisa, she is seen sucking on her red pacifier and, when she walks, she trips over her clothing and falls on her face. Being an infant, she has not learned. However, she did appear to talk in the first Tracey Ullman Show short. Though she talks, she makes a characteristic sucking noise with her pacifier, which has become synonymous with the character, her pacifier sucking noises are provided by the show's creator, Matt Groening and early producer Gabor Csupo.

Maggie's occasional speaking parts and other vocalisations are provided by Nancy Cartwright, but she has been voiced by guest stars James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Jodie Foster, by series regulars Yeardley Smith and Harry Shearer. Maggie has appeared in various media relating to The Simpsons – including video games, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride and comic books – and has inspired an entire line of merchandise; the Simpsons uses a floating timeline in which the characters do not physically age, as such the show is assumed to be set in the current year. In several episodes, events have been linked to specific times, though sometimes this timeline has been contradicted in subsequent episodes. Maggie is the youngest child of Marge and Homer, sister to Bart and Lisa; when Marge became pregnant with Bart and Homer got married at a chapel in Las Vegas. To support his impending family, Homer all but demanded a job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, impressing its owner, Mr. Burns, with his aggressive submissiveness.

When Marge became pregnant with Lisa, two years she and Homer bought their first house. Another six years Homer felt financially secure enough to quit his job at the Power Plant and take his dream job at Barney's Bowlarama. However, Marge became pregnant with Maggie, so Homer, once again unable to support his family, was forced to reapply for his old job. By the time Maggie was born, Homer had shown great signs of distress, but he managed to find motivation in the form of his newborn baby girl. During the earlier seasons of the show, Maggie's equivalent of a hallmark was to trip over her clothing and fall on her face while trying to walk, causing a loud thud on the floor, but this was toned down in the seasons, she has penchant for her pacifier. Maggie has performed a number of feats that suggest she is intelligent akins to her sister and a genius, she has spelled out E=MC² with her baby blocks, driven Homer's car, escaped from the Springfield daycare center, written her name on an Etch A Sketch, played Internet poker, spelled words with her baby blocks, played Lisa's saxophone, treated her pacifier like a cigarette.

However, the rest of the Simpsons family are unaware of Maggie's maturity and Marge carries Maggie wherever they go rather than letting her walk by herself. Maggie is keenly aware of her surroundings, can be seen imitating the flow of action around her, she shows a high degree of dexterity, she once hit Homer on the head with a mallet and shot a dart at a photograph of him in imitation of Itchy and Scratchy. Despite her age, Maggie is a formidable marksman, as seen in "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" where she shoots Mr. Burns with a handgun that falls into her hands, in a more intentional manner during "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" where she is able to non-fatally shoot a group of mobsters in rapid succession with a rifle that she hides in her crib. Homer had left a rifle in her crib in Mom and Pop Art, it is unclear. Maggie is frightened and exasperated by Homer's attempts to bond with her, but has on several occasions stepped in to save Homer's life: once from drowning, once from being shot by mobsters, once from being kidnapped by a tow truck driver, once from being shot by Russ Cargill, head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Matt Groening first conceived Maggie and the rest of the Simpson family in 1986 in the lobby of James L. Brooks's office. Groening had been called in to pitch a series of animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show, had intended to present an adaptation of his Life in Hell comic strip; when he realized that animating Life in Hell would require him to rescind publication rights for his life's work, Groening decided to go in another direction, hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family. The baby of the family was named Maggie after Groening's youngest sister. Maggie made her debut with the rest of the Simpsons family on April 19, 1987 in the short "Good Night". In 1989, the shorts were adapted into The Simpsons, a half-hour series that would air on the Fox Broadcasting Company. Maggie and the rest of the family remained the main characters on this new show; the entire Simpson family was designed. The family was crudely drawn, because Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators, assuming they would clean them up.

Maggie's physical featu

Lanoraie, Quebec

Lanoraie is a town in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, part of the D'Autray Regional County Municipality. When Jacques Cartier passed through in the 16th century, the Iroquois had established themselves in the area, calling it Agochanda or Agouchonda, meaning "place where one stops to eat and rest", it was in this area in 1642 that Isaac Jogues was abducted by the Mohawks along with Guillaume Couture and René Goupil, taken into captivity and tortured. In 1672, the Intendant of New France Jean Talon granted the territory as a seignory to Louis de Niort de La Noraye. In 1688, the Seignory of La Noraye was united with the Autray Seignory, granted in 1637 to Jean Bourdon who passed it on to his son Jacques Bourdon d'Autray in 1653. Although the Parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie was founded in 1732, it did not begin to develop until 1831. In 1845, this parish was incorporated as the Parish Municipality of Lanoraie, but abolished two years in 1847, when it became part of the Berthier County Municipality.

In 1855, it was reestablished as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie. In 1848, the Municipality of Lanoraie-d'Autray was formed. On December 6, 2000, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie and the Municipality of Lanoraie-d'Autray were merged to form the new Municipality of Lanoraie. Population trend: Population in 2011: 4447 Population in 2006: 4067 Population in 2001: 3869 Population total in 1996: 3759 Lanoraie-d'Autray: 1904 Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie: 1855 Population in 1991: Lanoraie-d'Autray: 1793 Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie: 1562Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1837 Mother tongue: English as first language: 1.0% French as first language: 95.2% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 3.8% Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools, including: École de la Source d'AutrayThe Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including: Joliette Elementary School in Saint-Charles-Borromée Joliette High School in Joliette List of municipalities in Quebec

Vegre, Mulshi

Vegre is a village in Mulshi taluka of Pune District in the state of Maharashtra, India. Talukas surrounding the village are Karjat taluka, Talegaon Dabhade Taluka, Mawal taluka and by Khalapur taluka. Districts closest to the village are Raigad district, Thane district, Mumbai City district and Mumbai Suburban district. Nearest railway stations around the village are Vadgaon railway station, Begdewadi railway station, Lonavala railway station, Talegaon railway station and Kamshet railway station. Villages in Mulshi taluka Villages in pune maharashtra

Moscow Narodny Bank Limited

Moscow Narodny Bank Limited, London was created as an independent bank in 1919 on the basis of the London branch of the Moscow Narodny Bank, which had operated in London since 1915. In 1919 due to disruption of relations with the parent company due to nationalization in Russia it was decided to protect the right of the London branch of the bank to exist and incorporate it as a British legal entity; the bank heads Jean Bubnov and Konstantin Popov submitted an application to register it as an English limited liability company, registered in London on October 18, 1919 as a company of England and Wales under number No.159752. The declared authorized capital stock of MNB is £250,000. Original shareholding structure: Moscow Narodny Bank, Central Association of Flax Growers and Zakupsbyt; the primary goal of the bank was financing of international trade of the Russian cooperative organizations with Britain and other countries. MNB became the first cooperative bank created as international trade-support facility.

In 1923, the bank set up a subsidiary Genossenschaftliche Transit Bank in Latvia. During 1924 the bank balance increased 2.5 fold and by the end of the year amounted to £2.4 million, the bank’s capital stock increased to £500,000. In 1925 the capital stock doubled to £1 million; such growth allowed MNB to open its branches in Paris in 1925 and in Berlin in 1928. In 1926, the bank agency was established in New York. In 1932 MNB took over the Russian Trade Bank established in London in 1923. Resolution of the minutes of the meeting of the board of directors of MNB of March 1933: “the bank buys 1000 shares of the Dalbank Harbin bank for 50 thousand dollars in silver”. In 1933 the bank took over the Shanghai branch of Dalbank. Paris branch of the bank was closed in 1934, branch in Berlin in 1935; the bank worked during the World War II, with its staff depleted. There were times. Communicationswith many of the bank’s correspondents and clients were disrupted; as a result, the bank became little more than a payment agent for Gosbank.

The balance sheet total during those years remained constant at £1 million. By the end of 1948 the capital of the bank increased up to £15.5 million. In May 1950 the Shanghai branch of MNB was closed. In 1952 the balance reduced to £6 million. In 1956, after the Hungarian revolt, as the Soviet Union feared that its deposits in North American banks would be frozen as a retaliation, it decided to move some of its holdings to the Moscow Narodny Bank Limited; the British bank would deposit that money in the U. S. banks. There would be no chance of confiscating that money, because it belonged to the British bank and not directly to the Soviets. On 28 February 1957, the sum of $800,000 was transferred; the Soviets owned a bank in Paris, called the Banque Commercial pour l'Europe du Nord. The Paris Russian bank lent them. Dubbed "Eurobank dollars" after the bank's telex address, they became known as first eurodollars. as such deposits were at first held by European banks and financial institutions. In 1959, the former head of the Shanghai branch Andrey Dubonosov was appointed to a managerial position in the London branch of the bank.

During the period from 1958 till 1960 the number of staff members increased from 40 to 100. From 1960 till 1969 assets have grown from £55.6 million to £331.9 million, the paid-in capital have grown fourfold during this period and amounted to £5 million. There are a number of reasons for the surge in MNB’s activity in the 1960s. For one thing, it reflected a general upturn in the Soviet Union’s foreign economic relations: the volume of foreign trade in 1960, at over 10 billion rubles, was more than eight times higher than in 1946. Another factor was the re-organization in 1961 of the USSR Bank for Foreign Trade — the second largest shareholder in MNB after Gosbank. In 1963, the Beirut branch of the bank was opened. In September 1964, The Guardian named Andrey Dubonosov the one of the most popular men in the City of London. In 1965, the bank declared the possibility of exchanging transferable rubles for gold and convertible currencies. In 1971 the branch in Singapore was opened. From the end of 1971 till the end of 1973 the bank’s assets have grown from £391.8 to £835.9 million.

In 1975, the Moscow representative office started its operations. By 1977, the bank has been among 300 top banks in the world with assets of over $1 billion. In 1980s, the bank placed a strong focus on foreign exchange dealings, in particular on attracting funds from Western Europe's banks to sustain its credit resources; the borrowings enabled it to support existing operations and provide the Vneshtorgbank with new loans as required. In the early 1980s this work was disrupted by escalating political and economic tensions; the anti-Soviet campaign that unfolded in the USA, Britain and other Western countries, combined with difficulties experienced by some socialist countries in keeping up their external payments, led to a situation whereby many Western banks refused to enter into credit, deposit and in some cases foreign exchange arrangements with Soviet banks, including Moscow Narodny. Faced with these circumstances, MNB London stopped granting any new credits for operations not connected with Soviet foreign trade, reduced the bank’s loan portfolio as existing loans were repaid.

No new medium-term loans were granted, with activities limited to short-term trade finance operations. Over the period from 1 July 1981 to 1 May 1982, the amount of credits with terms of 1 year or above on MNB’s balance sheet shrank from 794.4 million to 713.2 million rubles. At the sa

Simtek Corporation

Simtek Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, was an early leader in the development of SONOS memory technology which it used in its nvSRAM product line which featured a SONOS Flash memory coupled with an SRAM shadow memory to achieve both speed and non-volatility. The company was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in September 2008. Simtek was a fabless company that relied on wafer foundry support from Chartered Semiconductor, DongBu HiTek, Cypress. Simtek Corporation was founded in 1987 in Colorado; the company sold a product called the NOVRAM a Non-volatile random-access memory that combined an SRAM with an EEPROM. It was designed to allow the SRAM to operate for most of the time, but when it received a signal the entire contents of the SRAM were copied into the EEPROM at a high speed thanks to the internal parallelism of the device. In March 1991 Simtek went public, trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol'SMTK". Harold A. Blomquist became CEO in 2005 replacing Douglas Mitchell.

The company was acquired in September 2008 by Cypress Semiconductor in a deal valued at $46M. In the quarter before it was acquired, Simtek posted revenues of $7.5M and a net loss of $2.7M. In 2008 the company started to use the name AgigA Tech Inc. Cypress pledged to continue to support Simtek's product line after the acquisition

Red Oak Creek (Trinity River)

Red Oak Creek or Bullock Creek is a 35 miles stream and tributary of the Trinity River in North Texas. Red Oak Creek is a Navigable Waterway according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department; the Creek is owned by the State of Texas. By Texas State Law, the public is allowed access to the Creek bed along the entire creek despite the water level. Red Oak Creek begins in southwestern Dallas County near U. S. Route 67 and the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway in Cedar Hill flowing through the communities of Cedar Hill, Oak Leaf, Red Oak, it enters the Trinity River east of Texas in northeast Ellis County. Red Oak Creek from the Handbook of Texas Online