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Metlakatla, Alaska

Metlakatla is a census-designated place on Annette Island in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,375. Since the late 19th century, it has been the major settlement of the Metlakatla Indian Community of the federally recognized Annette Islands Reserve, the only reserve in Alaska and U. S; the Metlakatla voted to opt out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of the 1970s and retained rights to their land and waters. Membership in the community is by lineage. Bona fide membership is granted upon approval of Executives. Metlakatla comes from Maxłakxaała, a Tsimshian word meaning "saltwater passage." Metlakatla was named after another village of the same name in British Columbia, on Metlakatla Pass, near Prince Rupert. In a more ancient time, it was a Tlingit hunting ground known as Taquan; the Tsimshian were granted permission to own the land by Chief Johnson of the Tlingit tribe. In 1886, William Duncan, an English tannery employee and lay member of the Church Missionary Society, had a doctrinal dispute with the Church authorities in Metlakatla, B.

C. He and a devoted group of Tsimshian followers decided to leave Metlakatla. Duncan went to Washington, D. C. in the United States and asked the U. S. government to give his group land in Alaska. The U. S. under President Cleveland gave them Annette Island after a Tsimshian search committee in seagoing canoes discovered its calm bay, accessible beaches, nearby waterfall, abundant fish. In 1887 the group built a settlement in the Port Chester area, they laid out the town in a European-style grid pattern. It contained a church, a school, a cannery, a sawmill, they named the town New Metlakatla, after the town they had left behind, but dropped the "New." In 1888, William Duncan returned to Washington and lobbied the U. S. Congress for an Indian reserve on Annette Island. Although the reservation system had not been used in Alaska, Congress granted his request in 1891. Duncan remained at Metlakatla until his death in 1918. During World War II, the United States made a treaty with the Metlakatla Indian Community to permit construction and operation of a military airbase on Annette Island.

In exchange, the US promised to build a road connecting the ocean-side city to Alaska's Inside Passage. The airfield on Annette Island was garrisoned by Canadians during the war; this airfield became "the first Canadian force based in U. S. territory to directly assist in American defense." After the war the property was adapted as rescue base. This airfield served the area commercially until the 1970s, when the new Ketchikan Airport was built at Gravina Island in the Inside Passage. Annette Islands Reserve, including surrounding islands, today is the only Indian reserve in Alaska. In the 1970s, the Metlakatla did not accept the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and give up their reserve and maintain sovereign immunity. "Annette Islands Reserve consists of 132,000 acres of water base. Metlakatla Indian Community has exclusive commercial and subsistence fishing rights to the islands’ waterways extending from 3,000 feet at mean low tide."Travelers into Metlakatla reach it via the Alaska Marine Highway ferry.

They can travel to Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island and cross the Revillagigedo Channel to Annette Island by boat or seaplane. More than 50 years after the end of WWII, in 1997 the US Federal Government began construction of the cross-island road promised to Metlakatla under its wartime M. O. A. Treaty. From 1997 to 2007, a joint task force under the overall command of Alaska Command, led by the Missouri Army National Guard, worked at constructing a 15-mile road from one side of Annette Island to the other. Members of the Active and Reserve components of the Army, United States Air Force, the Marines deployed to the island on 2- to 3-week rotations to build the road. Metlakatla is located at 55°7′37″N 131°34′35″W, it is on Annette Island, about 25 km south of Ketchikan. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles, of which, 2.3 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it is water. Metlakatla has a Marine west coast climate, with windy and wet weather year-round, cool winters, mild summers, straddles the border between USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 and 8.

Due to its southerly and maritime location, with an annual mean temperature of 46.6 °F, the town is one of the warmest locations statewide. Most days during the winter see precipitation fall, the seasonal total snowfall of 33.5 inches occurs from November to March, with some accumulation during April and falls in May and October rare. During summer, there is an average of 17 days with 70 °F + highs, rain still falls on around half of the days. Precipitation averages more than 101 inches annually, with June and July being the driest months and October and November the wettest. Extreme temperatures have ranged from −4 °F on January 30, 1947 up to 93 °F on June 19, 2004, with the temperature having fallen below 0 °F only on a handful of occasions. In addition, the Annette Island Airport holds the Alaska state monthly record

The First Emperor

The First Emperor is an opera in two acts with music by Tan Dun and a libretto written in English by Tan Dun and Ha Jin. The opera received its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York City on 21 December 2006, conducted by the composer with Plácido Domingo in the title role, it was broadcast live to hundreds of cinemas around the world on 13 January 2007 as part of the Met Live in HD season. The following year, EMI released this movie broadcast on DVD; the opera was a co-production between the Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Opera and was described to be the most elaborate Metropolitan opera production since War and Peace. The protagonist is the real-life emperor Qin Shi Huang, who unified China with force, erected part of the Great Wall, was buried with his terracotta army; the story of the opera is based on the Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian and the screenplay of The Emperor’s Shadow by Wei Lu. Tan Dun was first approached by the Met in 1996 to write an opera.

After seeing the film The Emperor's Shadow, he settled on the theme of the First Emperor. Zhang Yimou, the production's stage director, had worked with Tan Dun on the movie Hero that deals with emperor Qin, albeit at an earlier time; the world premiere production was estimated to cost in excess of US$2 million. In preparation, Met staff was instructed in Chinese, workshops in the development of the opera were held in Shanghai, in part as a cost-saving measure. Eagerly anticipated, the opera has been described as "a high-stakes, cross-cultural gamble". Tan Dun noted in regard to working in the operatic form: “Opera will no longer be a Western form, as it is no longer an Italian form.” Scene 1 The traditional music at the court displeases the Emperor. He believes that his childhood friend, the composer Gao Jianli, should be the person to compose the anthem. Jianli lives in Yan, a state that the emperor has not yet conquered, he orders his General to subjugate Yan and to get Jianli; as a reward for a victory, the Emperor promises his crippled daughter, Princess Yueyang, to the General.

Scene 2 The General is successful, Jianli is brought before the Emperor. Although the Emperor greets Jianli with friendship, Jianli is enraged and rejects him: his village was destroyed, his mother was killed, he would rather die than compose an anthem for the emperor. Princess Yueyang admires his bravery. Scene 3 The Princess convinces the Emperor to hand Jianli over to her if she is able to convince him to live on and write the anthem. Jianli refuses to eat, they make love and she loses her virginity. The Princess cries he is hurting her legs and she realises she is no longer paralysed and can walk normally; the Emperor, overjoyed to see her cured and calls Jianli a miracle worker, soon recognizes the cause. He hesitates at this point to get his anthem. Scene 1 As Jianli instructs Princess Yueyang in music, he hears the slaves sing while they build the Great Wall; the Emperor demands that his daughter honor his promise of marriage to General Wang Bi. Yueyang refuses; the Emperor schemes asking Jianli to give her up temporarily.

He expects the General to be killed in battle, Jianli would be free afterwards to have his daughter. Jianli will complete the anthem. Scene 2 At the imperial inauguration the Emperor encounters the ghost of Yueyang: she had committed suicide as she could not sacrifice her love for the benefit of the country. Next he meets the ghost of General Wang Bi telling him that he was poisoned by Jianli and warning him of Jianli’s vengeance; as the Emperor ascends towards his throne, Jianli emerges. Insane with grief about his lover's death, he spits it out at the Emperor; the Emperor strikes him down to spare him a slow death. He now hears the anthem for the first time, it is the slaves’ song. He realizes. Woodwinds: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons Brass: 3 horns, 3 trumpets, C trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba Percussion: timpani, Tibetan singing bowl 2 harps, ancient music instruments: large Chinese drums, pairs of stones, 15-string zheng, pitched ceramic chimes, giant bell onstage Note: "Cat:" is short for catalogue number by the label company.

The stage director of the first production was Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. The sets were designed by Fan Yue, with choreography devised by Dou Dou Huang and costumes created by Emi Wada. Upon its premiere, the opera has received mixed reviews with some reviewers praising it for its lavish production design and performances, while others criticized it for its dullness and sheer length; the Guardian wrote "everything is excellent apart from the music and the words...". Despite the mixed critical reception, all of the subsequent performances through the 23 January 2007 remained sold out. One article has suggested revisions to the opera. Metropolitan Opera official website features The First Emperor casts and synopsis

Mix FM Lebanon

Mix FM Lebanon is a radio station in Lebanon, broadcasting on the FM band at the frequencies of 104.4 to 104.7. The station first broadcast on 22 February 1996. Mix FM broadcasts new and trendy music; the stations broadcasts exclusive national and international shows in the morning and weekend nights. These songs hit #1 on Mix FM's Top 100 Songs: 1996: Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise" 1997: Puff Daddy - "I'll Be Missing You" 1998: Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On" 1999: Britney Spears - "... Baby One More Time" 2000: Madonna – “Music” 2001: Kylie Minogue – “Can't Get You Out of My Head” 2002: Las Ketchup – “Asereje” 2003: Beyoncé and Jay-Z – “Crazy In Love” 2004: Usher ft. Ludacris and Lil Jon - Yeah! 2005: Madonna – Hung Up 2006: Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie 2007: Yves Larock ft Jaba – Rise Up 2008: Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2009: The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling 2010: Rihanna & Eminem - Love the Way You Lie 2011: Adele - Rolling in the Deep 2012: Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - We Are Young 2013: Avicii feat.

Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up 2014: John Legend - All Of Me 2015: Adele - Hello 2016: Sia - Cheap Thrills 2017: Ed Sheeran - Shape of You 2018: Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B - Girls Like You 2019: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Señorita Clint Maximus in the Morning, Monday to Friday, 7am till 10am Nemr in the Afternoon, Monday to Friday, 5pm till 7pm The Retro Years, Thursday, 8pm-9pm Club Frequency with maDJam, Friday, 10pm-11pm Hardwell on Air, Friday, 11pm-01am The Edge Radio Show with Clint Maximus, Friday night / Saturday morning, Starting 02am The Mix FM Top 20, Saturday and Sunday, The Weekend Powermix with Rodge, 6pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday Tim live, Saturday, 9pm-10pm A State of Trance with Armin van Buuren, Saturday, 10pm-12am Club Life by Tiësto, Saturday night / Sunday Morning, 12am-2am Drumcode with Adam Beyer, Saturday night / Sunday morning, 2am-4am Mix FM Sunday Brunch, Sunday, 12pm-1am Clint Maximus Nemr Mix FM is the only radio station that creates and manages its own events from inception to execution including booking, production and implementation.

Notorious for the most creative concepts and ambitious designs, they have brought several international artists, DJ's and singers over the past 24 years to Lebanon helping to place Beirut as one of the party capitals of the world. Mix FM Website Mix FM Instagram Mix FM Facebook

Eber Landau

Eber Landau was a Baltic German-Swiss anatomist and histologist, born in Rēzekne, Latvia. He studied medicine at the University of Dorpat, graduating in 1902, he continued his education with studies in anatomy and histology in the laboratory of histology at Munich and at St. Petersburg as an assistant of Peter Lesgaft. From 1906 to 1912 he worked in Dorpat as a prosector-assistant in the anatomical institute directed by August Rauber. In 1913, he moved to the University of Bern as an associate professor, shortly afterwards relocating to Paris, where he conducted neurological research under the directorship of Joseph Jules Dejerine. In 1918 he returned to Bern. In 1923 Landau founded the department of embryology at Kaunas University. Here he served as departmental head until 1932, afterwards relocating to the University of Lausanne, where he conducted investigations in the fields of brain anatomy and neurohistology. Materjaly dlia mikroskopicheskoj anatomii, fiziologii patologii nadpochechnoj zelesi.

Disertacija. Doctoral dissertation) Jurjevas: Jurjevo Universitetas. Die Sehrinde: eine anthropologische Studie an Schweizerhirnen, 1914 - The visual cortex. Anatomie des grosshirns, formanalytische untersuchungen, 1923 - Anatomy of the cerebrum, formal analytic investigations. Biologi koji reliatyvyb s teorija Kosmos 1925. Saul olin – nauji da ai histologijos technikoje Medicina. Trumpas histologijos technikos vadov lis Kaunas. Le claustrum parvum chez l'homme, 1938 - The claustrum parvum of humans. Les voies 1948 - The channels of nerve impulses. NCBI Eber Landau, the first chief of Histology and Embryology Department at the University of Lithuania

Derek Laxdal

Derek Laxdal is a former professional ice hockey right winger. Since December 10, 2019, he is an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, he served as head coach of the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings and the ECHL Idaho Steelheads. In 2007, he was the ECHL John Brophy recipient of Coach of the Year. Laxdal led the Steelheads to the Kelly Cup championship in the 2006–07 season, led the Edmonton Oil Kings to WHL titles in 2012 and 2014, winning the 2014 Memorial Cup with the Oil Kings, he is the first coach in the history of the WHL to have three 50 win seasons in a row. From 2014 to 2019, he was the head coach of the American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, the Texas Stars. Born and raised in Stonewall, Laxdal was drafted in the eighth round, 151st overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, he played 67 games in the National Hockey League: 51 over four seasons with the Maple Leafs and 16 more over two seasons with the New York Islanders. In an 20-year career, he scored points at every level, including a successful four-year stint in the UK between 1995/96 and 1998/99, where he iced for the Humberside Hawks, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers.

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Orville Vogel

Orville Vogel was an American scientist and wheat breeder whose research made possible the "Green Revolution" in world food production. Orville Alvin Vogel was born in Pilger, Stanton County, one of the four children of William and Emelia Vogel, he graduated from high school in 1925 and received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1929 and 1931, respectively. He married Bertha Berkman in 1931 and began his career as a wheat breeder at Washington State College in Pullman in 1931. Vogel worked for the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service at Washington State University for his whole career, from 1931 to 1972. In retirement, Vogel established a fund to help finance wheat research, he and his wife, matched donations to help launch the fund. Vogel died of cancer in 1991. Cecil Salmon, a biologist working in post-World War II Japan, collected 16 varieties of wheat, including Norin 10, developed by an agronomist Gonjiro Inazuka in Iwate Prefecture to be short, thus less to suffer wind damage.

Salmon sent them to Vogel in Washington in 1949. Vogel began crossing Norin 10 with other wheats to make new short-strawed varieties. Vogel led the team that developed Gaines, the first of several new varieties that produced 25 percent higher yields than the varieties they replaced. Vogel shared his seeds of Norin 10 and Norin 10/Brevor 14 cross with Norman Borlaug, who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the “green revolution.” Borlaug publicly acknowledged Vogel's contributions to his research. Among many honors, Dr. Vogel received the 1975 National Medal of Science, Washington State's first Medal of Merit in 1987 and the 1990 John Scott Award given by the City of Philadelphia for useful inventions, he was inducted into the Agricultural Research Service's Science Hall of Fame in 1987. Washington State University honored Vogel by naming a chair and a building after him: the Orville A. Vogel Endowed Chair in Wheat Breeding and Genetics, the Orville A. Vogel Plant BioSciences Building