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Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh is an Iranian reformist politician and architect who served as the seventy-ninth and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989. He was a reformist candidate for the 2009 presidential election and the leader of the opposition in the post-election unrest. Mousavi served as the president of the Iranian Academy of Arts until 2009, when Conservative authorities removed him. In the early years of the revolution, Mousavi was the editor-in-chief of Jomhouri-e Eslami, the official newspaper of the Islamic Republican Party, before being elevated to Minister of Foreign Affairs and the post of Prime Minister, he was the last Prime Minister in Iran prior to the 1989 constitutional changes which removed the post of the prime minister. He remains a member of the Expediency Discernment Council and the High Council of Cultural Revolution. However, he has not participated in their meetings for years, interpreted by political analysts and commentators as a sign of his disapproval.

For the 2009 Iranian Presidential election, Mousavi came out of semi-retirement and ran as one of two Reformist candidates against the administration of incumbent President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. According to official results, he didn't win the election, following alleged vote-rigging and manipulation, his campaign sparked a long protest that turned into a national and international movement against the Government and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Despite the violent crackdown, he remains the leader of the Green Movement but his movements have remained restricted, he chose green as his campaign color, a color, pervasive in Iran. He is under house arrest along with his wife and Mehdi Karroubi. Seyyed Mir-Hossein Mousavi was born on 2 March 1942 in East Azerbaijan, Iran, he is an ethnic Azerbaijani. His father, Mir-Ismail, was a tea merchant from Tabriz. Mousavi grew up in Khameneh, moved to Tehran following his graduation from high school in 1958. Mousavi is a relative of fellow Khameneh native Ali Khamenei: Mousavi's grandmother is Khamenei's paternal aunt.

He earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the National University of Tehran, in 1969 was awarded his master's degree in architecture from the National University of Tehran, focusing on traditional Iranian architecture. While a student, he was an active member of the leftist Islamic association of students. During his college years, Mousavi had a close relationship with the Freedom Movement of Iran, a religious-nationalist political party founded by Ali Shariati, whom Mousavi admired for many years. Although the party would not be invited to the post-revolution government, many future political leaders of Iran who were affiliated with the party at the time, among them Mehdi Bazargan, Yadolah Sahabi, Mahmoud Taleghani, Mostafa Chamran would become Mousavi's closest allies. Mousavi was among the student activists who attended Ali Shariati's lectures at Hosseiniyeh Ershad of Tehran, where Mousavi exhibited his artwork under the pseudonym Hossein Rah'jo. In 1969, Mousavi married Zahra Rahnavard, a fellow university student who specialized in sculpture, was among the well-known students of Ali Shariati.

Rahnavard became the Chancellor of Alzahra University as well as political adviser to Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami. The couple have three daughters. Mousavi and his wife had an active role in the success of the Iranian revolution, he was imprisoned for organizing street protests against the monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. As the Iranian revolution neared, whose earliest political hero was Che Guevara, became more involved in the struggle, he participated in the establishment of the Jonbesh-e Mosalmanan-e Mobarez alongside Habibollah Peyman which led him to join ranks with Mohammad Beheshti, a close associate of the revolution leader, Ruhollah Khomeini, abandoned his previous connections with Ali Shariati. Following the collapse of the Shah's regime in 1979, Mousavi helped Mohammad Beheshti found the Islamic Republican Party in 1979 in order to assist the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran and hasten the overthrow of Iran's monarchy, he became the political secretary of the party, chief editor of Jomhouri-e Eslami, the party's official newspaper.

For this, he is viewed as "The Architect" of the Islamic Republic both in Iran and abroad. In mid-1979, he was appointed by Khomeini to the Iranian Council of Islamic revolution; as the chief editor of Jomhouri-e Eslami, he was a loud critic and opponent of Abolhassan Banisadr, the first president of the Islamic Republic, until the latter's 1981 flight to France, following a successful impeachment by parliament. During Banisadr's presidency, the prime minister Mohammad Ali Rajai nominated Mousavi as his foreign minister, however Banisadr opposed the nomination and Mousavi was not appointed. On 15 August 1981, as part of the restructuring of the government in Rajai's cabinet, Mousavi was appointed foreign minister, he held the post until 15 December 1981. In August 1981, President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar were assassinated in an explosion. Ali Khamenei was elected as the third president of Iran in the October 1981 Iranian presidential election, he put forward Ali Akbar Velayati as his prime minister, but the Iranian parliament d

Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Joel Allen Schroeder, produced by Christopher Browne and Matt McUsic, with Andrew P. Waruszewski as the cinematographer; the film follows the career of Bill Watterson, the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, the influence of both the author and the comic strip on the world. Watterson ended the strip on December 31, 1995, since has avoided the public scene; the origin of Dear Mr. Watterson came from Schroeder wanting to understand the cultural impact of Bill Watterson's decade-long comic strip, so he began as a series of fan interviews in December 2007. Dear Mr. Watterson launched its first Kickstarter campaign on December 15, 2009, ending March 15, 2010; the Kickstarter raised more than 200% of the goal of $12,000. After the first fundraising campaign, the filmmakers interviewed Berkeley Breathed, Lee Salem, Stephan Pastis, Jef Mallett, Dave Kellett, Charles Solomon, Seth Green, Keith Knight, Jenny Robb, Tony Cochran, Andrew Farago, Joe Wos, Jean Schulz, Jan Eliot, Bill Amend, more.

In addition, a second Kickstarter campaign was launched in order to fund the finishing of the project. The campaign was funded July 14, 2012. On November 21, 2012, Schroeder reported to the Kickstarter backers that they had completed the Martini Shot, the last take you shoot while in production on a film. In late December 2012, the crew shipped nearly 200 posters to backers of their Kickstarter all over the world; the filmmakers submitted their documentary to festivals around the world, on March 1, 2013 they announced that Dear Mr. Watterson had been accepted into the 37th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival. Dear Mr. Watterson had its premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival on April 9, 2013; the film had a limited release and a video on demand release on November 15, 2013. The director Joel Schroeder recalls: The film began with Schroeder interviewing fans of the strip to better understand the cultural impact it had; the filmmaker did not seek to interview Watterson knowing his reclusiveness.

In an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition, Schroeder explained that Watterson's final cartoon exemplified the strip's enduring appeal. Said Schroeder, describing the panel: "It's a fresh layer of snow and Calvin and Hobbes are out with the toboggan, Calvin looks to Hobbes and says,'It's a magical world, old buddy... let's go exploring.' And those last words are just, I think, a challenge to all of us to make sure that we have that curiosity. And words, I think words to live by." The film was parodied in an episode of Documentary Now! as "Searching for Mr. Larson", where Fred Armisen portrays a narcissistic filmmaker attempting to find The Far Side creator Gary Larson. Official website Dear Mr. Watterson on IMDb Dear Mr. Watterson at Rotten Tomatoes Dear Mr. Watterson at Metacritic Dear Mr. Watterson at Box Office Mojo

Wilton Guerrero

Wilton Álvaro Guerrero is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, he is cousin of Cristian Guerrero. He was a utility player and played strong defense at any position he played. Although he had the ability to hit for average, he had limited power. A switch hitter, most of his power came, he hit only 3 of his 11 career home runs while batting left handed despite many more career at bats from that side. On October 8, 1991, Guerrero was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After several seasons in the minor leagues, punctuated by hitting a combined.346 at Double A and Triple-A in 1995, and.344 in Triple-A in 1996, Guerrero was called up to the Dodgers at 21 years old late in the 1996 seasons. He made his major league debut on September 1996, against the New York Mets, he recorded his first hit on Opening Day 1997 against the Philadelphia Phillies, with a first inning single off Curt Schilling.

His first home run came two weeks on April 16, against the Mets' Rick Reed. However, on June 1, 1997, the Dodgers rookie led off against the St. Louis Cardinals by breaking his bat on a grounder to second. Rather than try to run it out, Guerrero scrambled to pick up the pieces of his shattered bat, making the umpires suspicious. Plate umpire Steve Rippley noticed cork in one of the shattered pieces, showed it to crew chief and third-base umpire Bruce Froemming, who ejected Guerrero, he was suspended eight games and fined $1,000. Additionally, his tenure in Los Angeles was plagued by numerous mental mistakes that kept him from becoming a regular starter. Despite these issues, Guerrero proved a solid contact hitter with an ability to hit for average, posting a.291 average in 1997. However, he did not hit for power, with only 4 home runs, despite being known as a speedy runner, he only stole 6 bases in 1997 while being caught 5 times. Guerrero began the 1998 season with the Dodgers, but was traded at the deadline to the Montreal Expos with minor league first baseman Jonny Tucker, outfield prospect Peter Bergeron, pitching prospect Ted Lilly for outfield prospect Hiram Bocachica, second baseman Mark Grudzielanek, starting pitcher Carlos Perez.

The deal united Guerrero with his younger brother Vladimir in Montreal. Despite having fallen out of favor in Los Angeles, Guerrero again became a starting second baseman in Montreal, he played in all 52 of the Expos' final games during 1998, for the season his combined totals were a.284 batting average, 2 home runs, 27 RBI. He stole 8 bases, was only thrown out twice. On August 15, 1998, he hit his first home run as an Expo in the 8th inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds. One inning his brother homered, making the brothers the 12th pair of siblings to homer in the same game, only the sixth to do so as teammates. In 1999, Guerrero hit.292, again with 2 home runs, 31 RBI in 132 games. He was caught 6 times. On October 2, he launched his first grand slam in the second inning of a 13-3 rout of the Phillies. Since Vladimir had homered earlier in the game, it was the second time the brothers had homered in the same game. During the 2000 season, Guerrero began seeing more time in the outfield due to the emergence of Jose Vidro.

His batting average fell to.267. He was caught once, his two home runs, the first May 18 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the second September 18 against the Florida Marlins, came in games where Vladimir had homered, the third and fourth times the brothers had both homered in the same game. The four games was a new Major League record at the time, surpassing the three games in which Lloyd and Paul Waner, Tommie and Hank Aaron had achieved the feat. In 2001, Jeremy and Jason Giambi tied the Guerreros by homering in their fourth game together, the record has since been surpassed by Melvin Upton Jr. and Justin Upton who both homered in a 5th game together in 2014. The Uptons hold the current record at 6 games. Following the 2000 season, Guerrero elected to sign as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds. In Cincinnati, Guerrero was used as a pinch hitter before being sent down to Triple-A Louisville. After being called back up in July, Guerrero boosted his batting average to a career best.338 in 60 games.

He added a home run, 8 RBI, 5 steals. He finished the year playing shortstop in the wake of an injury to Barry Larkin. In 2002, he returned to a pinch backup role once more with the Reds. After hitting just.244, Guerrero was part of a massive three team deal that landed him back with the Expos alongside his brother Vladimir. In the deal, the Florida Marlins received Juan Encarnación, Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Carl Pavano, Justin Wayne, Ryan Snare, minor leaguer Don Levinski, a player to be named later; the Reds received Ryan Dempster. The Expos received Guerrero, Cliff Floyd, Claudio Vargas, cash. Guerrero remained a backup and pinch hitter following the trade, had his worst offensive season to date, batting only a combined.221 for the season with 5 RBI, though he did steal 7 bases. The Expos released Guerrero following the 2002 season. A free agent once again, he opted to sign once more with the Reds. Guerrero did not make the Reds out of spring training and spent the entire 2003 season with Triple-A Louisville.

A free agent again for 2004, Guerrero signed with the Kansas City Royals. He spent most of 2004 with the Triple-A Omaha Royals

Net metering in Michigan

Net metering in Michigan was a state program that allowed utility customers to develop renewable energy generation projects on-site at their home or business to meet their own energy needs and reduce their electric bill. As of the end of 2015, Michigan had 2,000 net metering customers; the net metering program was replaced with a inflow/outflow program which charges retail rate for grid energy used and pays for excess sent to the grid at a cost-avoided rate. This cost-avoided rate is much lower than the retail rate and each utility must have their price approved by the state utility board in their rate case. In Michigan, net metering is a public policy issue surrounding the distribution of excess energy— produced by businesses, organizations or homes using solar panels or other renewable sources of energy—through the utility distribution system. Under the system, for example, when a home that uses solar panels creates more energy than it uses, the extra energy is sent to the electric grid; the homeowner is reimbursed or credited with providing that energy to the grid.

State law mandated that these home or business renewable energy projects should be sized to provide only what is necessary to meet the home or business owner's own energy needs. The public policy surrounding net metering is a political issue between solar customers and solar energy installers vs. utility companies. In over 40 states, utilities are forced to buy the excess energy generated by home- or business-based solar panels at rates set by state regulators; the issue centers around the rate. Under net metering arrangements, utilities buy back power at the retail rate, the rate charged to customers, rather than at lower rate such as a avoided cost rate or at a wholesale rate, the rate the utilities pay power generators for electricity; the retail rate is. In 2009, Michigan's net metering program began with the enactment of Public Act 295 of 2008, signed into law on October 6, 2008 by Governor Jennifer Granholm. According to the state of Michigan, "The Act promotes the development of clean and renewable energy and energy optimization through the implementation of standards that will cost-effectively provide greater energy security and diversify the energy resources used to meet consumers' needs, encourage private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency and improve air quality."The law mandated that 10 percent of the state's electric power be generated from renewable sources by the year 2015.

Net metering customers would procure credit for excess energy returned to the grid at retail rates. "Programs are capped at 1 percent of a regulated utility's peak demand, further broken down into categories for small and larger-scale installations," according to Midwest Energy News. In 2015, net metering in Michigan increased by 20 percent. Net metering installations rose 3 megawatts to 17 megawatts of generation. According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, net metering increased from 1,840 customers and 1,947 installations in 2014 to 2,155 customers and 2,289 in 2015. Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council President Liesl Eichler Clark stated, "Yet again, we are seeing that Michigan ratepayers are turning to solar power and on-site renewables; as more and more homeowners and businesses make the switch, the solar contagion effect becomes apparent." In December 2016, both houses of the Michigan legislature passed a bill which increased the Renewable Portfolio Standard from 10 percent to 15 percent and implemented a deadline to impose a "grid" fee for future distributed-generation customers.

Governor Rick Snyder supported signing the bill. Utilities in Michigan will have to generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by January 1, 2022. Solar advocates opposed the "grid charge," which the utilities deem necessary in order for DG solar customers pay their fair share of grid upkeep. Current DG solar customers and new customers who join a program before the instatement are exempt from the grid-charge for 10 years. Only customers who join a net metering program after the grid-charge is enacted will have to pay the fee. On January 26, 2017, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder discussed balancing the implementation of new renewables and natural gas to the state's energy plans, he stressed concerns regarding an over-reliance on natural gas and the importance of "increasing viability" in terms of solar power. Net metering in Arizona Net metering in Nevada

Amaravati Kathalu

Amaravati Kathalu is a collection of Telugu short stories written by Satyam Sankaramanchi. The stories are about the people of the village of Amaravati and were first published in the Andhra Jyothi newspaper. On, the stories were published by Navodaya Publishers in the form of a book, which bears art of renowned artist Bapu; the book was re-printed several times. The series ran for two years, they follow a typical Chekhovian style. The stories are about people encounter in their everyday lives. There are 101 stories in each one having a simple picture drawn by Bapu; the foreword is by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana. These stories are work of imagination and fiction, they are inspired by incidents and folk stories related to Amaravati; the stories, along with the pictures drawn by Bapu are considered as one of the best Telugu short story collection of 20th century. This book won the Andhra Sahitya Academy award in 1979; the stories were dictated by Sankaramanchi to popular All India Radio news reader Prayaga Ramakrishna who wrote down the stories.

Shyam Benegal made a TV serial based on these stories with the name "Amaravati ki Kathayein". Https://www.dasubhashitam.com/ab-title/ab-amaravati-kathalu-vol-1 Sathyam Sankaramanchi

Narsinghpur district

Narsinghpur district is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city of Narsinghpur is administrative headquarters of the district; as of 2001 Narsinghpur is the most literate district of MP. The district has an area 5,125.55 km². The district is part of the Jabalpur Division, it is bounded on the north by Sagar and Damoh districts, on the east by Jabalpur District, on the southeast by Seoni District, on the south by Chhindwara District, on the west by Hoshangabad District, on the northwest by Raisen District. The administrative seat is Narsinghpur; the district sits in the basin of the Narmada River. The Vindhya Range skirts the northern end of the district; the Satpura Range forms the district's southern boundary. It is located between 220 55’ and 230 15’ north latitude, 780 38’ and 790 38’ east longitudes, it has an average elevation of 359.8 m above mean sea level. At the beginning of the 19th century, Narsinghpur District was in the domain of the Maratha Bhonsle Maharajas of Nagpur, was known as "Gadaria Kheda".

Soon a Ĵat leader built a large temple of Lord Narsingh on it. This led the city to be named Narsinghpur; this district was ceded to the British Raj in 1818. Narsinghpur District was part of the Nerbudda Division of the Central Provinces and Berar, which became the state of Madhya Bharat after India's independence in 1947. According to the 2011 census Narsinghpur District has a population of 1,091,854 equal to the nation of Cyprus or the US state of Rhode Island; this gives it a ranking of 418th in India. The district has a population density of 213 inhabitants per square kilometre, its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.04%. Narsimhapur has a sex ratio of 917 females for every 1000 males, a literacy rate of 76.79%. At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 99.57% of the population in the district spoke Hindi as their first language. Government Multipurpose Higher Secondary School Government Post Graduate College Government School of Excellence Chavara Vidya Peeth Schl Narsingh Public School Kendriya Vidhyalaya Saraswati SchoolLaurels English Medium High school siyal international school The main rail line from Mumbai to Kolkata, which follows the Narmada River valley, runs through the district from west to east.

There is a bus stand located near the station. It was at the city center; the town is around the National Highway - 26. Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Ashutosh Rana Bhawani Prasad Mishra S H Raza