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Hesperocnide tenella

Hesperocnide tenella known as western nettle or western stingingnettle, is native to California and northern Baja California. It grows in chaparral, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub communities up to 1,000 metres elevation. Hesperocnide tenella is an annual plant with slender erect stems. Like many other nettles, it has stinging hairs. In addition, there are delicate hooked hairs on the calyx; the leaves are ovate, somewhat thin, opposite in arrangement. The inflorescences are head-like; the pistillate flowers have 2 to 4 sepals that are equal and fused to the tip, one ovary. The staminate flowers have 4 stamens; the flowers measure about a millimeter long. The fruit produced by the flowers are enclosed by the calyx. There are two species in this genus. California chaparral and woodlands California coastal sage and chaparral California oak woodland Jepson Manual treatment — Hesperocnide tenella Hesperocnide tenella — U. C. Photo gallery Media related to Hesperocnide tenella at Wikimedia Commons

Kim Hoàng painting

Kim Hoàng painting is a genre of Vietnamese woodcut paintings originated from Kim Hoàng village of Hoài Đức, Vietnam. In the past, Kim Hoang painting was a popular element of the Tết holiday, together with Dong Ho and Hang Trong painting, but this tradition was lost in the middle of the 20th century and today several authentic pictures of Kim Hoang painting are found only in museums or fine art galleries. However, the art of making Kim Hoang painting is still considered a symbol of traditional culture and aesthetic value of Vietnam. Produced in the countryside as Dong Ho painting, pictures of Kim Hoang share many common themes with ones of Dong Ho such as everyday activities and sprititual signs; the distinct feature of Kim Hoang painting is several lines of poem written in form of chữ thảo at the left corner of the painting, the content of those lines along with the illustration help emphasize the meaning of the picture. The popular examples of Kim Hoang painting are Lợn độc; the woodcuts of Kim Hoang village are more delicate and detailed than ones of Dong Ho village, they are used to print in sheets of paper which are dyed beforehand with red or yellow colours, the red ones are called giấy hồng điều and the yellow ones is giấy vàng tầu.

The colours used in making Kim Hoang painting are obtained from black Chinese ink and other natural materials such as white gypsum, red vermilion and yellow gardenia. To strengthen the durability of the colours, the craftsmen mixed colour paints with glue extracted from buffalo skin. Like the production of Hang Trong painting, Kim Hoang craftsmen only used the woodblocks to create the black outlines and drew and coloured details by their own hands. For this reason, pictures of a subject, although outlined by the same woodcut, are different from one to another, thus they become more valuable and attractive to customers; the origin of Kim Hoang painting was dated back to the 18th century during the reign of the Lê Dynasty. The pictures were made in the Kim Hoàng village, now in Hoai Duc, one of the few place where folk paintings were made in Vietnam during the dynastic time, along with Hang Trong, Dong Ho and Sinh village. Kim Hoang painting was well received in the 19th century but the tradition of making pictures declined and lost in the middle of the 20th century.

One of the main factor that led to the extinction of the manufacture was a flood in 1915 which destroyed all original woodblocks of the village. Nowadays, authentic Kim Hoang pictures are only found in galleries. Dong Ho painting Hang Trong painting

April 1555 papal conclave

The papal conclave of April 1555 was convoked after the death of Pope Julius III. Elected as his successor Cardinal Marcello Cervini, who took the name of Marcellus II, being the last pope who retained his baptismal name. Pope Julius III died on March 23, 1555. Thirty-seven out of fifty-seven cardinals participated in the election of his successor: Gian Pietro CarafaCardinal-Bishop of Ostia e Velletri. C. of the Roman and Universal Inquisition. P. – Cardinal-Bishop of Albano. Giovanni e Paolo. S. Io. Hieros. – Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via. P. – Cardinal-Priest of S. Marcellino e Pietro. Cosma e Damiano. Twenty cardinals were absent: Louis de Bourbon de VendômeCardinal-Bishop of Palestrina.

KCNC4

Potassium voltage-gated channel, Shaw-related subfamily, member 4 known as Kv3.4, is a human gene. The Shaker gene family of Drosophila encodes components of voltage-gated potassium channels and comprises four subfamilies. Based on sequence similarity, this gene is similar to the Shaw subfamily; the protein encoded by this gene belongs to the delayed rectifier class of channel proteins and is an integral membrane protein that mediates the voltage-dependent potassium ion permeability of excitable membranes. It generates atypical voltage-dependent transient current that may be important for neuronal excitability. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. Voltage-gated potassium channel This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, in the public domain

Forevermore (Yuna song)

"Forevermore" is a song by Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna released as the first single from her fourth international studio album, Rouge. The song, which tells about Yuna's life experience grew up in Malaysia, it was co-written by Yuna, Alexandra Govere and Robin Hannibal and released on 5 April 2019 by Verve Music Group. "Forevermore" debuted at number-one on Malaysia's RIM Domestic Chart on 11 April 2019, her first number-one since the reintroduction of the official chart in 2017. The music video for "Forevermore" was produced by 33.3 Creative and filmed in 11 locations in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur and Perlis, it was directed by Yuna's husband, Adam Sinclair. According to her, the song is about growing up in a small town and coming from a small country and how that "environment made me strive to be the best that I can be"; the official music video was released on the same day. Since its release, the video has garnered more than 1.3 million views. Digital download"Forevermore" – 3:53 Song Yunalis Zarai – vocal Yunalis Zarai, Robin Hannibal – compositionMusic video Adam Sinclair – director Edwin Raj & Ian Kirk – producer Samuel Lam – director of photography Rabbani Sujak – art director Karma Raines – choreographer Kroll Azry – assistant director Haida Yusof-Yeomans – stylist