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Marko's Monastery

Marko's Monastery is a monastery located in the village of Markova Sušica, 18 kilometres from central Skopje in North Macedonia. The monastery bears the name of Serbian Prince Marko. Marko's Monastery has been active since its establishment. Marko's Monastery contains a single cross-shaped church dedicated to Saint Demetrius; the monastery grounds consist of lodgings, a belfry, a well, warehouses, a bakery, a mill. The monastery still operates a special oven used to make rakija; the church has a central dome and a smaller dome on the western side. It was built of bricks and stone; the iconstasis is made of stone pillars. The frescoes inside the church were done by a number of painters from the region; the Holy Mother of God, the twelve great feasts, Jesus Christ, Saint Nicholas are some of the subjects depicted in the frescoes. Construction of the Church of Saint Demetrius began under King Vukašin in 1346; the church, including the interior paintings, were completed 30 years later. Before Ottoman rule, the monastery had a school and many monks and priests would write manuscripts.

In 1392, Skopje fell under Ottoman rule, which led to the destruction of many churches and monasteries in the area. Marko's Monastery, suffered no damage. During the Ottoman era, in 1467/8 the monastery is recorded as having 20 monks. Kiril Pejčinović was the hegumen of Marko's Monastery from 1801 to 1818. In 1830, Ottoman aristocrat Hamzi Paşa added an exonarthex to the church

Patricia Carli

Patricia Carli is an Italian-Belgian singer. Born in Taranto, Carli grew up in Belgium. After studying music and singing, she began performing in public and in a few years she became well known in Belgium and in France, where she performed at the prestigious Olympia music hall in Paris. In partnership with Gigliola Cinquetti she won the 1964 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, with the song "Non ho l'età". 1964: "Non ho l'età / Così felice" 1966: "Il male che fai / Un giorno a te ritornerà" Eddy Anselmi, Festival di Sanremo. Almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana, edizioni Panini, article Carli Patricia

Sálvio Spínola Fagundes Filho

Sálvio Spínola Fagundes Filho is a former Brazilian football referee. Sálvio was born in the state of Bahia, but he lives in capital city of São Paulo since the age of 1, he first showed interest in refereeing in 1992, when he signed up for the refereeing course in the Federação Paulista de Futebol. Since he has been a São Paulo State referee for Brazilian competitions, he has been an International FIFA referee since 2005 and took charge of numerous Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana matches since then. He was selected for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea where he officiated six matches including the semifinal between Spain and Ghana. Fagundes officiated in 2010 and 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Following the retirement of fellow countryman Carlos Eugênio Simon he secured his maiden Copa América appointment in 2011, where he went on to officiate the final between Uruguay and Paraguay; as of July 2013, Fagundes is no longer listed on the FIFA list for Brazil, because of the FIFA international age limit of 45.

Fagundes is a lawyer and economist. After his retirement as international referee, he has acted as a pundit for Brazilian channel ESPN Brasil. WorldReferee.com - Profile

5th Space Control Squadron

The United States Air Force's 5th Space Surveillance Squadron was a space surveillance unit located at RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom. The mission of the 5 SSS was to operate the Low Altitude Space Surveillance system and Deep Space Tracking System to gather space intelligence and track space systems in both near- and far-Earth orbits; the dual LASS/DSTS operation supported USAF space intelligence requirements, while being assisted by the 18th Intelligence Squadron's Det 4 for SIGINT support. This coverage augmented worldwide coverage of space signals activities at equipped sites at Misawa AB, Osan AB, Republic of Korea and at Griffiss AFB in the United States; the Deep Space Tracking System uses sensitive accurate 20-foot dish antennas to detect and track S-band radio signals transmitted by radio beacons on most satellites. There were DSTS receivers located at New York; the 5 SSS was inactivated in 2003, with administration of RAF Feltwell transferred to Detachment 4, 18th Intelligence Squadron.

5th Space Surveillance Squadron RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom Lt Col John Amrine Lt Col John W. Raymond Lt Col Steven R. Prebeck Lt Col James L. Burling, Jr. Lt. Col Ronald P. Mitchell Low Altitude Space Surveillance Deep Space Tracking System 1st Space Surveillance Squadron 3d Space Experimentation Squadron 18th Intelligence Squadron 21st Space Wing Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 2000 – 31 August 2001 1 January 1999 – 31 December 1999 1 January 1998 – 31 December 1998 1 October 1997 – 30 September 1999 1 October 1995 – 30 September 1997

Sweet potato leaf curl virus

Sweet potato leaf curl virus is abbreviated SPLCV. Select isolates are referred to as SPLCV followed by an abbreviation of. For example, the Brazilian isolate is referred to as SPLCV-Br; the sweet potato leaf curl virus is one of more than 20 viruses known to infect the sweet potato. It is part of a group of sweet potato-infecting Begomoviruses known as "sweepoviruses". Viruses are common among sweet potatoes because their propagation is dependent on stored roots or stems. Therefore, viruses can have delayed emergence over the years. Viruses in sweet potatoes are problematic because they decrease crop yield and quality of storage roots; this is problematic. Sweet potato leaf curl virus is transmitted from insect to plant by whiteflies. Additionally, it can be transmitted from plant to plant via vegetative propagation, grafting, or the seeds, it is speculated that management of the whitefly population is essential to managing the spread of the SPLCV virus between infected and uninfected plants. In one case, the infection spread between plants within only two years of field planting.

The virus is short, rod-shaped, non-enveloped. The nucleocapsid has been measured at 15-22 nm in diameter; each nucleocapsid includes 22 capsomeres. Particles are two incomplete icosahedra joined together; the genome consists of 2.8 kb of circular single stranded DNA. Unlike the majority of virus genomes in the Begomovirus family which are bipartite, the SPLCV is monopartite, it contains only a single genomic component, similar to DNA-A of bipartite viruses. DNA-A encodes products for DNA replication, controls gene expression, controls insect transmission; this suggests it is from the Old World. However, SPLCV are phylogenetically distinct from both Old New World Begomovirus groups; the genome contains six open reading frames. Two are located on virion sense strand which runs 3’ to 5’; the other four are located on complementary sense strand which runs 5’ to 3’. They are separated by an intergenic region. Virus particles enter the host cell and the uncoated viral genome enters the nucleus of that cell.

Within the nucleus, the viral genome goes through the process of DNA replication. At this time, the mechanisms behind the entry of SPLCV into host cells are unclear. One aspect of the replication process of the geminivirus replication cycle includes the conversion of viral ssDNA to dsDNA intermediate. Many mechanisms of DNA replication initiation in the SPLCV have been identified but this first step in the replication process is thought to be catalyzed by host factors; the presence of DNA primase along with polymerase activity has been noted as one method of replication initiation. During replication, viral ssDNA is converted to dsDNA intermediate upon activation of the strand origin of DNA replication; as replication continues, elongation occurs in order to produce dsDNA followed by the production of covalently closed circular dsDNA. During another aspect of SPLCV replication, supercoiled dsDNA is converted into dsDNA and ssDNA by rolling-circle replication. Pivotal viral proteins have various effects on the replication and translation of SPLCV.

All geminiviruses encode a REP protein, one protein that influences initiation of replication while allowing for the continuation of replication past that point. The RepA protein contains three RCR conserved motifs and behaves to the REP protein; the REn protein has been identified during this process but its role is unknown. Other proteins such as R2 and CP have been hypothesized to participate in the witch from the rolling circle to the ssDNA genomes. TrAP is a 15-kDa transcriptional activator protein, called AC2 or AL2 and is unique to begomoviruses. C2 is a related protein, identified in the SPLCV replication and transcription processes but it is unclear what it accomplishes. TrAP is a required activation protein. Truncated mRNAs found in SPLCV cannot be spliced, they are able to be translated into the RepA protein. The RepA protein is necessary in the viral-sense transcription that results in the production of MP and CP. Termination mechanisms for SPLCV replication are present but their exact mechanics have yet to be identified.

The Rep protein is responsible for termination. It releases newly synthesized ssDNA in order to create many copies of viral ssDNAs; the primary symptom of SPLCV includes upward leaf curling. This is seen in young plants with SPLCV; as plants mature, it is common for visual symptoms to dissipate. Additional symptoms of SPLCV include seedling twisting, deformation of floral tissues, reduction of pollen fertility and seed number. A common method for analyzing symptoms is through the use of PCR. Another symptom is stunted development of the pollen. A C4 protein related to the SPLCV interacts with brassinosteroid-intensive 2 in the plasma membrane of host cells; this results in the C4 protein re-localizing AtBIN2-interacting proteins in the nucleus of the host cell, altering the expression of brassinosteriod -genes to cause the activation of BR-signaling pathway. This causes the down-regulated expression of key genes that are necessary to the development of the anther and pollen. SPLCV is most common in sweet potatoes, but symptoms have been observed in blue morning glory.

The sweet potato whitefly transmits over 100 plant viruses, one of these

Gu Xin

Gu Xin is a former Chinese business executive and singer. Gu was the Board Chairman and Executive Manager of the China Oriental Performing Arts Group, a state-owned arts group. On July 9, 2015, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection issued a notice that it was investigating Gu for "serious violations of laws and regulations". Gu is a member of the National Committee of CPPCC, he was a member of the national standing committee of the China Democratic League. He is the Vice-President of Chinese Musicians Association. Gu is a doctoral supervisor at the Chinese Academy of Nanjing Arts University, he is a professor at Nanjing University and Southeast China University, he is a visiting professor for schools in the Netherlands. Gu entered Nanjing Arts University in 1973, he studied music under professor Li Zongpu. After graduation in 1977 he was assigned to Jiangsu Performing Arts Group as a vocal solo. In 1981, he was accepted to Shanghai Conservatory of Music, he studied music under Tan Bingruo and Zhou Xiaoyan.

In 1982, he went to the United States to perform with the group. In 1986, he won a special award at the sixteenth Paris International Vocal Music Competition in France. In 1987, he was the head of philharmonic society of Dance Theatre. In 1989, he was transferred to Jiangsu Opera Troupe as the head of philharmonic society. In October 1989, he won the "Zijin Drama Award" at the second China Art Festival. In July 1990, he was promoted to become Vice-President of Dance Theatre. Five months he was promoted again to the President position. In May 1995, he was appointed as deputy head of Jiangsu Provincial Culture Department. On October 9, 2011, he became the President of Jiangsu Art Theatre and Executive Manager of Jiangsu Performing Arts Group. In January 2010, he served as the Board Chairman and Executive Manager of the China Oriental Performing Arts Group, served until July 2015, while he was investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China for "serious violations of discipline and law"