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Middletown, California

Middletown is a census-designated place in Lake County, United States. Its population was 1,323 at the 2010 census, up from 1,020 at the 2000 census. Middletown was given its name because it is halfway between Lower Lake and Calistoga, 17 miles to the south; the town was damaged by the 2015 Valley Fire. At one time, the community was known as Middle Station, was a halfway point on the stagecoach route over Mt. St. Helena from Calistoga to Lower Lake; the first house was built at the site by J. H. Berry in 1870; the town began in 1871. The Middleton post office opened in 1871 and changed its name to Middletown in 1875. Middletown enjoyed a robust quicksilver mining industry through the end of the 19th century. By the early 1900s, cattle and sheep ranching were prominent, along with some limited pear and walnut production. A resort economy sprung up around the various natural springs, the area around Middletown attracted vacationers from the Bay Area through the 1950s; as travel costs decreased, tourism to the resorts diminished as patrons were able use air travel to vacation in more far-flung places.

Many of the resorts closed in the 1960s. In the 1970s and early 1980, exploitation of nearby geothermal energy resources brought an influx of workers into the local economy. Electrical power plants powered by "steam wells" were built in the mountains above Middletown; as housing prices in the Bay Area increased in the late 20th century and nearby Hidden Valley Lake enjoyed a population boom as commuters moved to the Middletown area looking for affordable housing. Middletown is populated by commuters and retirees, enjoying a modest tourist trade based on Harbin Hot Springs and the Twin Pine Casino located on the local Rancheria south of the town. On September 12, 2015, about half the town, including city blocks, commercial buildings and an apartment complex, was destroyed by the fast-moving Valley Fire; the town was directly in the path of the advancing fire, suffered a "devastating blow". Middletown has an elevation of 1,099 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles, all of it land.

This region experiences hot and dry summers, with average summer monthly temperatures above 97. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Middletown has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps; the 2010 United States Census reported that Middletown had a population of 1,323. The population density was 717.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Middletown was 985 White, 5 African American, 28 Native American, 18 Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 225 from other races, 62 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 413 persons; the Census reported that 1,317 people lived in households, 6 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 508 households, out of which 189 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 223 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 72 had a female householder with no husband present, 41 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 36 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 4 same-sex married couples or partnerships.

140 households were made up of individuals and 52 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59. There were 336 families; the population was spread out with 376 people under the age of 18, 114 people aged 18 to 24, 309 people aged 25 to 44, 374 people aged 45 to 64, 150 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males. There were 557 housing units at an average density of 302.0 per square mile, of which 251 were owner-occupied, 257 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.8%. 659 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 658 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,020 people, 392 households, 263 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 395.6 people per square mile. There were 427 housing units at an average density of 165.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.73% White, 0.39% African American, 1.86% Native American, 1.67% Asian, 0.69% Pacific Islander, 8.24% from other races, 3.43% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.84% of the population. There were 392 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,278, the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median in

Stephen R. Johnson

Stephen R. Johnson was an American music video director, television director, animator and writer. Johnson got his start directing a music video for the song "Girls Like You" by Combonation, which features a young Robin Wright, before moving on to directing videos for popular artists. Johnson directed three music videos for Peter Gabriel: "Big Time", "Steam", "Sledgehammer". "Sledgehammer" has the distinction of winning nine MTV Video Music Awards, which remains unsurpassed. In addition, Johnson directed the videos for "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads, "The Bug" and "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits. In addition to directing music videos, Johnson was known for directing all thirteen episodes of the first season of Pee-wee's Playhouse, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in Children's Programming, he spearheaded the creation of the short film Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Amnesty International, based on the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights created by the United Nations.

The film is composed of animated interpretations of the articles from forty-two different animators. Johnson was born on July 12, 1952, in Paola, the son of Russell and Lena Wheeler Johnson, he attended high school in Kansas. He attended college at Kansas University and the University of Southern California. At USC he made an award-winning movie using stop-motion techniques - as did many of his music videos. Johnson died at the age of 62 on January 26, 2015, in Fort Scott, from cardiac complications. Stephen R. Johnson on IMDb Interview with Stephen R. Johnson and Peter Gabriel on YouTube

Komberi Mookan

Komberi Mookan is a 1984 Tamil Indian feature film directed by A. Jagannathan, it stars Thyagarajan and Urvashi in the lead roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Kala Rudrulu. Mc thatha is the hero of this story, played by thiyagarajan in the film, the film is set in the village of keeranur, mc thatha destroys all his enemies with the help of his grandson G Hari Krishnan, G Hari karishnan is the of this story and he faces a deadly villain Jagadeeswasra uthra, Jagadeeswasra is a native of keeranur village and has a lot of goons and fan following. Will he save the village becomes the plot of this story. Thyagarajan Saritha Urvashi Senthamarai Jayanthi Goundamani Thengai Srinivasan Delhi Ganesh Idichapuli Selvaraj Bindu Ghosh Senthil S. N. Lakshmi Komberi Mookan on IMDb

Hilbert–Bernays paradox

The Hilbert–Bernays paradox is a distinctive paradox belonging to the family of the paradoxes of reference. It is named after Paul Bernays; the paradox appears in Hilbert and Bernays' Grundlagen der Mathematik and is used by them to show that a sufficiently strong consistent theory cannot contain its own reference functor. Although it has gone unnoticed in the course of the 20th century, it has been rediscovered and appreciated for the distinctive difficulties it presents. Just as the semantic property of truth seems to be governed by the naive schema: The sentence ′P′ is true if and only if P, the semantic property of reference seems to be governed by the naive schema: If a exists, the referent of the name ′a′ is identical with aConsider however a name h for numbers satisfying: h is identical with ′ +1′Suppose that, for some number n: The referent of h is identical with nThen the referent of h exists, so does +1. By, it follows that: The referent of ′+1′ is identical with +1and so, by and the principle of indiscernibility of identicals, it is the case that: The referent of h is identical with +1But, again by indiscernibility of identicals, yield: The referent of h is identical with n +1and, by transitivity of identity, together with yields: n is identical with n+1But is absurd, since no number is identical with its successor.

Since every sufficiently strong theory will have to accept something like, absurdity can only be avoided either by rejecting the principle of naive reference or by rejecting classical logic. On the first approach whatever one says about the Liar paradox carries over smoothly to the Hilbert–Bernays paradox; the paradox presents instead distinctive difficulties for many solutions pursuing the second approach: for example, solutions to the Liar paradox that reject the law of excluded middle have denied that there is such a thing as the referent of h.

Lake Gossi

Lake Gossi, or Mare de Grossi, is a body of water near Gossi in the Cercle of Gourma-Rharous of the Tombouctou Region of Mali. The lake is near to the town of Gossi. In 1990, with lower rainfall than usual, there was competition over use of the land between cattle grazers and harvesting of fonio grains. Cattle spent three quarters of their grazing time in depressions. In the dry season, the Tamasheq people of the region rely on the lake as an important source of water, their only alternative being pits and wells to reach groundwater that may be 50 metres underground; the lake is home to a number of waterbird species. As of 2009, the lake was sometimes visited by lone male elephants in February. At the start of 1846 the forces of the Tuareg people of the Timbuktu area were surprised and defeated by a force of Fula lancers from the Massina Empire under Balobbo; as a result, for a period Timbuktu again came under the authority of Amadu II of Masina. Citations Sources

Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D. C. is Canada's main diplomatic mission to the United States. The embassy building is at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C. between the Capitol and the White House, just north of the National Gallery of Art. In addition to its diplomatic role, the Embassy handles consular services and assists with international business development for the surrounding states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland; the Embassy of Canada was at 1746 Massachusetts Avenue on Embassy Row, in a house, purchased in 1927 from the widow of Clarence Moore, a financier who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Today, the house is the Embassy of Uzbekistan. By 1969, the chancery could not accommodate additional staff. At the same time, the federally chartered Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation was looking to revitalize the avenue. In 1978, the Canadian government purchased a vacant lot on Pennsylvania for $5 million; the site had been a public library. The six floor building was demolished.

The Embassy was opened by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on May 3, 1989. The building houses 265 Canadian diplomatic and locally engaged staff; the Embassy houses representatives from two provinces and 13 Canadian federal government agencies including Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development Canada, Industry Canada, Transport Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, the Department of National Defence, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, amongst others. Additionally, Québec has operated a Government Office in Washington since 1978 located near McPherson Square. Canada has the embassy closest to the Capitol and is the only country to have its embassy along the Presidential inaugural route between the Capitol and the White House; the Washington bureau of the Fox News Channel is a short distance away—its studio is positioned such that the Canadian flag of the embassy is visible out the window during broadcasts.

The Embassy of Canada hosts numerous events throughout the year for visiting ministers as well as for a wide range of diplomatic and public functions. The new building was designed by British Columbia's Arthur Erickson, recognized as one of Canada’s most decorated architects. Erickson tried to evoke a sense of Canada in the architecture of the building, using long horizontals, wide open spaces and water features; the large airy courtyard includes the sculpture Spirit of Haida Gwaii by Bill Reid, featured on Canada's twenty-dollar bill from 2004 to 2012, which sits in a pool of water representative of Canada's ocean limits. The'Rotunda of the Provinces' on the courtyard's southeast corner has a domed roof, supported by 12 pillars, each featuring one of the crests of the ten provinces and two territories in existence at the time of the Embassy’s construction; the seal above the Rotunda’s entranceway represents the territory of Nunavut, established in April 1999. The Rotunda is an echo chamber.

Surrounding the rotunda is a waterfall, incorporated by the architect to represent Niagara Falls, the most famous site along the Canada–U. S. Border. In the words of former U. S. Secretary of State James Baker, "I think just as diplomats represent their country and interest to the world, so too an embassy chancery displays its country’s face to the world…This bold and dramatic building, the new Chancery of Canada does that. Monumental in its appearance, it I think conveys the warmth and the openness of the people of Canada. Your new home here in the centre of our new capital along an avenue, steeped in the history of American democracy between the White House and the Congress." The Embassy of Canada has four collections on display: the Foreign Affairs Fine Art Collection, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Imperial OilExxonMobil collection and the Scotiabank Corporate Art collection. The Embassy currently has several arctic-themed works that are on loan from TD Bank, in honour of Canada's 2013–2015 chairship of the Arctic Council.

The Foreign Affairs Fine Art Collection contains Canadian art for use in Embassies and Official Residences abroad. By displaying Canadian art in this manner, the collection assists in the promotion of Canadian culture abroad; the Canada Council Art Bank is a collection of Canadian art, loaned to Canadian government departments and private sector corporations. Imperial Oil has lent the Embassy 10 works from their corporate collection, providing a regional perspective of Canadian art. Of particular note are the works "Heart of the Forest" by Emily Carr and the Group of Seven’s, A. J. Casson’s piece "Morning near Whitefish Falls." The Scotiabank Corporate art collection is one of the leading corporate art collections in Canada, consisting of significant works of art by renowned Canadian contemporary artists. This includes photography by Edward Burtynsky and Geoffrey James and a silkscreen on paper by Christopher Pratt; the Embassy has a small gallery set just off of the main foyer that showcases Canadian artists or Canada-themed exhibits.

In September 2014, the gallery hosted a special exhibit honouring the Embassy's 25th anniversary. Canada's 24th Ambassador to the United States was David MacNaughton, who presented his credentials to President Barack Obama on March 3, 2016. MacNaughton served as Canadian and North Ame