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Wotter

Wotter is a village near Shaugh Prior on the south western edge of Dartmoor, in the English county of Devon. The village was founded in 1906: there had only been a farm and two houses between Shaugh Prior and Lee Moor. Wotter has a GP surgery, part of the Ridgeway Practice; this practice, the largest in South & West Devon has surgeries in Plympton and Chaddlewood. The surgery at Wotter is open two days a week; as there is no school in the village itself, young children attend Shaugh Prior Primary School, which serves the settlements of Shaugh Prior and Lee Moor. Wotter has a hotel and hall, play area; the church hall houses a part-time Post Office service, which began operating there a few months after the village's post office closed in 2004. It is used for Shaugh Prior Parish Council meetings; the chapel was founded as a Methodist church in 1939, sharing a minister with those at Woodford and Compton. After the church closed, it was bought by a Christian family and reopened as Wotter Community Chapel.

The Plymouth Citybus Service 59 travels via Wotter, giving access to and from Plymouth City Centre, as well as the nearby villages of Shaugh Prior, Cornwood and Sparkwell. On Mondays, Citybus operate a free bus service between Wotter and the Tesco Extra store at Lee Mill. Wotter is part of the civil parish of Shaugh Prior, within the Bickleigh and Shaugh ward of South Hams District Council. In January 2010, thirteen homes in the village had to be evacuated for more than 24 hours following a fire in a hay barn at Higher Bughill Farm; the barn was thought to contain a large quantity of ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser and other chemicals, which posed a risk of explosion as well as the possibility of the smoke containing poisonous fumes. This chemical danger caused the Environment Agency to issue a warning about water quality in the River Plym, but they concluded the river was unaffected. 10. Wotter from the website "The Parish of Shaugh" Don Balkwill - The Book of Shaugh Parish: It's a Shaugh Thing

Lev Toitman

Lev Grigorievich Toitman was a soldier in World War II. Toitman is known for the "revival of the local Jewish community" in Birobidzhan. Lev Toitman was the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS Chairman for Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. During the time of his leadership, the Jewish Community of Birobidzhan had a membership of about 4,500. Lev Toitman led this community from 1997 until he died on September 11, 2007. In 2004, Lev Toitman participated in the 70th anniversary celebration for the Jewish Autonomous Oblast; the anniversary was celebrated with the opening of Birobidzhan Synagogue. Toitman played a role in opening. On the day of the opening, Rabbi Mordechai Scheiner, the Chief Rabbi of Birobidzhan and Chabad Lubavitch representative to the region, said "Today one can enjoy the benefits of the Yiddish culture and not be afraid to return to their Jewish traditions, its safe without any Anti-Semitism and we plan to open the first Jewish day school here". Lev Toitman was awarded the Order of Friendship in 2005 for organizing the Jewish Community of Birobidzhan.

For his service at the front during World War II, for being wounded in battle, he earned two medals for bravery. Lev Toitman bore the title'Honorable Citizen of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast." " Two Prestigious Awards for Russian Jewish Leader," Thursday, June 2, 2005 " 8th Anniversary for Jewish Community of Birobidjan," Tuesday, July 5, 2005 " Jews of Far East Reviewed by a Scientist," Monday, March 1, 2004 " Russian Far East Community to Get New Mikvah," Friday, February 4, 2005 Jews and Judaism in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast List of Jewish Autonomous Oblast Leaders

626 Night Market

626 Night Market is an annual night market food festival located in the 626 area code region of San Gabriel Valley, northeast of Los Angeles. Its events are held 10 times a year from May to September; each 3-day night market event draws up to 100,000 attendees with more than 250 participating food and craft vendors, as well as art and music attractions. The flagship 626 Night Market is held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and has since expanded to include locations at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa and the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton; the organizers state. Conceived by Jonny C. Hwang, a businessman born in Taiwan and raised in southern California, the market was inspired by the night markets of Asia the Shilin Night Market in Taipei; the inaugural market was held in 2012 and drew an unexpectedly large crowd that clogged the streets of Old Town Pasadena drawing negative criticism from attendees and allegations of mismanagement. The market subsequently relocated to Santa Anita Park.

The events are known for their large selection of Instagram-friendly foods, ranging from traditional night market snacks found in Asia such as stinky tofu and meat skewers to fusion cuisine such as pho tacos and ramen burgers. Vendors are local businesses and aspiring chefs that may own a restaurant, retail store or food truck, or are launching a new product or brand for the first time. Since the first 626 Night Market event in 2012, a number of other night markets have emerged in Los Angeles and Orange County, including the KTOWN Night Market, the Little Saigon Night Market and the MPK Night Market. Many notable Asian American artists have performed at 626 Night Market, including YouTubers Joseph Vincent, Jun Sung Ahn, Jason Chen and the Fung Brothers, rapper MC Jin; the August 2013 event featured a gigantic glass filled with 320 gallons of black tea and tapioca pearls, which the organizers dubbed the "world's largest cup of boba tea."626 Night Market established OC Night Market at the OC Fair & Event Center in 2014.

DTLA Night Market was held for a limited run next to Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles in the same year. The first cosplay contest has since become an annual tradition. Contestants are judged for best performance or best group. Actor and models Yoshi Sudarso and Peter Adrian Sudarso hosted it in its second year in 2015. Shannon Lee and daughter of martial arts film star Bruce Lee, with the Bruce Lee Foundation launched a new line of iced tea inspired by Bruce Lee’s own recipes called Bruce Tea at 626 Night Market in 2015. Lee and dance crew Kinjaz did a special meet-and-greet at the event. In 2018, the 626 Night Market team launched NorCal Night Market at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in northern California. On May 2, 2019, Billboard announced the 2nd annual Head in the Clouds music festival presented by media collective and record label 88rising for Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Los Angeles State Historic Park with a food section curated by 626 Night Market. 88rising artists Rich Brian and Niki made special guest appearances at the 626 Night Market events.

626 Night Market collaborated with Los Angeles apparel brand Kinda Fit Kinda Fat for a food-themed fashion show called Food Fashion Frenzy on September 1, 2019. Contestants wore designs based on food and winners of the fifth season of America's Best Dance Crew Poreotics performed as the headliner act. Special guests and judges included Poreotics dancer Can Trong Nguyen, Quest Crew dancers Ryan "Ryanimay" Conferido and Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval, vlogger Bethany Mota, actress Sarah "Smac" McCreanor and model Breena "Bree" Ylaya; as of 2020, all events were renamed to 626 Night Market, with OC Night Market now referred to as 626 Night Market - OC and NorCal Night Market as 626 Night Market - Bay Area. 626 Night Market official website "Interview: The Fearless Duo Who Brought the World's Largest Boba Cup to Los Angeles", Asia Society, 14 August 2013

Red-browed pardalote

The red-browed pardalote is a small brightly coloured insectivorous passerine, endemic to Australia. A gleaning specialist, they forage in eucalypt trees; the Latin word rubricatus means red-ochred, descriptive of their orange-red eyebrow. Other common names include red-browed diamondbird, cape red-browed, pale red-browed, fawn-eyed, fawn-eyebrowed and pallid or red-lored pardalote. Red-browed pardalotes belong to the order Passeriformes and family Pardalotidae of which four species are recognised: red-browed pardalote Pardalotus rubricatus, spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus, forty-spotted pardalote Pardalotus quadragintus and striated pardalote Pardalotus striatus; the family Pardalotidae included pardalotes and acanthizid warblers. However, recent phylogenetic and morphological studies, indicate that pardalotes are more related to honeyeaters than acanthizid warblers, which resulted in the separation of this group into two families and Acanthizidae; the pardalote, acanthizid warbler and bristlebird family, form a monophyletic group.

Matthews described the subspecies Pardalotus yorki in 1913. Their range begins at the base of the Gulf of Carpentaria and extends north along the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. Difference in morphology and plumage distinguish this subspecies from the nominate race. Adult red–browed pardalotes are a large pardalote with an average length of 105 mm and wingspan of 60–66 mm. Males weigh 10.9g and females weigh 10.8 g. The average length of the male tarsus is 18.3 mm and female tarsus is 18.5 mm. The subspecies yorki are smaller in 100 -- 120 mm long and weigh less at 9.3 g. The average length of the male tarsus is 17.4 female tarsus is 17.3 mm. Their wingspan is 58–62 mm in length; the red–browed pardalote does not exhibit plumage that changes seasonally and is not sexually dichromatic. The nominate race rubricatus have a pale iris, a black crown with distinctive white spots and a yellow to buff supercilium, they have a red to a yellow breast patch with yellow wing panels. Juvenile birds are paler in comparison to adults.

They have a darker iris, olive to pale olive, a duller crown with less obvious patterning and a dull orange-yellow brow. The sub-species yorki are more brightly coloured than the nominate race, they have an iris, straw-brown or yellow, a black crown with fine spots. They have yellow rump and an orange wing panel. Plumage of the juvenile yorki subspecies has not been described; the call of the red-browed pardalote is a distinctive five or six note song, with the first note longer and lower pitched than the remaining notes which increase in pitch and speed. Males call periodically between feeding to announce their territory from a sheltered perch within the trees canopy, it has been described as sounding similar to the call of a rosella species. The Red-browed pardalote is a distributed species ranging from north and central Australia and south central Western Australia, northeast South Australia to south west New South Wales, they may be found throughout the Great Sandy and Great Victoria Desert.

They live in a wide range of habitats including woodlands, tropical and semi-arid regions of Australia. Eucalypt woodlands, which border watercourses such as riparian river red gum, coolibah woodlands and tall eucalypt shrublands such as mallee, are the preferred habitats. In the desert sand-ridge country of Western Australia, red-browed pardalotes forage in the upper story of bloodwoods and marble gums dispersed amongst sand dunes, they have been recorded in bloodwood-banksia, low–acacia and eucalypt–paperbark woodlands, acacia shrublands, spinifex plains and grasslands. Red-browed pardalotes may inhabit sand dunes, rocky outcrops and floodplains. Red-browed pardalotes hold foraging territories throughout the year, they are seen singly, in pairs or small groups of up to five or six birds. They spend most of their time foraging in the foliage of eucalypt trees, their ` scoop-shaped' bill is used to glean lerps from the leaf surface. Lerps are a major food source for pardalotes providing sugar and carbohydrates.

They consume arthropods, gum leaf beetle, mosquitoes, leafhoppers, shield bugs, bees, ants and vegetable matter. The red-browed pardalote breeds between July and December and after rainfall in

Robert Bauer (linguist)

Robert Stuart Bauer is the honorary linguistics professor at the University of Hong Kong and professor of Chinese linguistics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He began his study of Cantonese in Taiwan from the United States in 1974 while he learning Mandarin he continued his studies as an exchange student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1970s. Bauer received his Ph. D. degree in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 and has taught linguistics at universities in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand. In 1997, he relocated to Hong Kong permanently, just before the city’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty, he is the co-author of a number of Cantonese related linguistic publications, including Modern Cantonese Phonology, The Representation of Cantonese with Chinese Characters, etc. Apart from his research in Cantonese, he have interested in other Yue dialects, the Thai language, contact relationships among Chinese, Thai and minority languages of China and Southeast Asia.

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