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Mountain hare

The mountain hare known as blue hare, tundra hare, variable hare, white hare, snow hare, alpine hare, Irish hare, is a Palearctic hare, adapted to polar and mountainous habitats. This species is distributed from Fennoscandia to eastern Siberia. In Ireland, the "Irish" hare does not grow a white winter coat, is smaller in size, lives on lowland pastures, coastal grasslands and salt marshes, not just in the mountains; the mountain hare has been introduced to Iceland, Orkney, the Isle of Man, the Peak District, Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, the Faroe Islands. In the Alps, the mountain hare lives at elevations from 700 to 3800 m, depending on biographic region and season; the mountain hare is a large species, though it is smaller than the European hare. It grows to a length of 45–65 cm, with a tail of 4–8 cm, a mass of 2–5.3 kg, females being heavier than males. They can live for up to 12 years. In summer, for all populations of mountain hares, the coat is various shades of brown. In preparation for winter most populations moult into a white pelage.

The tail remains white all year round, distinguishing the mountain hare from the European hare, which has a black upper side to the tail. The subspecies Lepus timidus hibernicus stays brown all year and individuals develop a white coat; the Irish hare may have a "golden" variation those found on Rathlin Island. Studies have shown, it seems to be somewhat dependent on the particular habitat that the population under study lives in. For example, in northern Scandinavia where snow may blanket the ground for many months, the hares may graze on twigs and bark. In areas where snowfall is rare, such as Ireland, grass may form the bulk of the diet. Given a choice, mountain hares in Scotland and Ireland seem to prefer feeding on grasses. One study looking at mountain hares on a coastal grassland environment in Ireland found that grasses constituted over 90% of the diet; this was higher than the percentage of grass in the diet of the European rabbit that inhabited the same environment. The mountain hare is regionally the favourite prey of the golden eagle and may additionally be preyed on by Eurasian eagle-owls and red foxes.

Stoats may prey on young hares. In northern parts of Finland and Sweden, the mountain hare and the European hare compete for habitat; the European hare, being larger, is able to drive away the mountain hare but is less adapted for living in snowy regions: its feet are smaller and its winter fur is a mixture of white and brown. While this winter fur is a good camouflage in the coastal regions of Finland where the snow covers the shrubs but for a short time, the mountain hare is better adapted for the snowier conditions of the inland areas; the two may cross. The Arctic hare was once considered a subspecies of the mountain hare, but it is now regarded as a separate species; some scientists believe that the Irish hare should be regarded as a separate species. Fifteen subspecies are recognised. In the European Alps the mountain hare lives at elevations from 700 to 3800 m, depending on biographic region and season; the development of alpine winter tourism has increased since the last few decades of the 20th century, resulting in expansion of ski resorts, growing visitor numbers, a huge increase in all forms of snow sport activities.

A 2013 study looking at stress events and the response of mountain hares to disturbance concluded that those hares living in areas of high winter recreational activities showed changes in physiology and behaviour that demanded additional energy input at a time when access to food resources is restricted by snow. It recommended ensuring that forests inhabited by mountain hares were kept free of tourist development, that new skiing areas should be avoided in mountain hare habitat, that existing sites should not be expanded. In August 2016, the Scottish animal welfare charity OneKind launched a campaign on behalf of the mountain hare, as a way of raising awareness of mountain hare culls taking place across the country and in garnering public support for the issue. Mountain hares are shot in the Scottish Highlands both as part of paid hunting "tours" and by gamekeepers managing red grouse populations. Much of this activity is secretive but investigations have revealed that tens of thousands of hares are being culled every year.

The campaign, which urges people to proclaim that "We Care For The Mountain Hare", will culminate with the charity urging the Scottish government to legislate against commercial hunting and culling of the iconic Scottish species. The campaign has revealed widespread public support for a ban on hare hunting in Scotland. Irish Hare Initiative

Central Committee elected by the 15th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks)

The Central Committee composition was elected by the 15th Congress, sat from 19 December 1927 until 13 July 1930. The CC 1st Plenary Session renewed the composition of the Politburo and the Organizational Bureau of the All-Union Communist Party; the CC was not a permanent institution. It convened plenary sessions, of which six CC plenary sessions and two joint CC–Central Control Commission plenary sessions were held between the 15th Congress and the 16th Congress; when the CC was not in session, decision-making powers were transferred to inner bodies of the CC itself. Individuals employed by Central Committee's bureaus and newspapers made up the apparatus between the 15th Congress and the 16th Congress; the bureaus and departments were supervised by the Secretariat, each secretary supervised a specific department. The leaders of departments were referred to as Heads, while the titles of bureau leaders varied between chairman, first secretary and secretary. Plenary sessions, apparatus heads, the Central Committee full- and candidate membership, Politburo membership, Secretariat membership and Orgburo membership were taken from these sources: Staff writer.

"Съезды, конференции, пленумы и заседания РСДРП – РСДРП – РКП – ВКП – КПСС". Retrieved 22 August 2015. Staff writer. "Персональный состав Центрального комитета РСДРП – РСДРП – РКП – ВКП – КПСС". Retrieved 22 August 2015. Staff writer. "Центральный Комитет, избранный XV-м съездом ВКП 19.12.1927, члены". Retrieved 22 August 2015. Staff writer. "ЕВРЕИ И ВЛАСТЬ В РОССИИ". LDN - приватное собрание книг. Retrieved 22 August 2015. Staff writer. "Узкий состав ЦК РСДРП – Политическое бюро ЦК РСДРП—Бюро ЦК РСДРП – РКП—Политическое бюро ЦК РКП – ВКП—Президиум – Политическое бюро ЦК КПСС". Retrieved 21 June 2015. Staff writer. "Секретариат ЦК РСДРП - РКП - ВКП - КПСС". Retrieved 21 June 2015. Staff writer. "Организационное бюро РКП - ВКП". Retrieved 21 June 2015. Fainsod, Merle. How the Soviet Union is Governed. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674410305. Communist Party of the Soviet Union. "Chapter 3: Statute of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union". In Simons, Williams.

The Party Statutes of the Communist World. Law in Eastern Europe. Brill Publishers. Pp. 413–435. ISBN 9024729750

Canton, North Carolina

Canton is the second largest town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of that city's metropolitan area; the town is named after the city of Ohio. The population was 4,227 at the 2010 census; the area was first settled in the late 1780s. By 1790 Jonathan McPeters was farming the banks of the Pigeon River. Around 1815 the first church was built in. Canton was founded in 1889 as "Buford"; that same year the name was changed to "Vinson". The name was changed to "Pigeon Ford" in 1891 and to "Canton" in 1893; the town was named for Canton, the source of the steel for the bridge over the Pigeon River. Canton was the site of the largest employer in Canton. Upon Champion's decision to close the plant in 1997, the employees of Champion purchased the plant and formed Blue Ridge Paper Company. Under an ESOP, the employees owned a 45 % stake in the new company; the plant is now owned by Evergreen Packaging. The Blue Ridge Southern Railroad has a small yard right next to the plant; the Canton Main Street Historic District and Colonial Theater are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Canton is on both sides of the Pigeon River. U. S. Routes 19 and 23 pass through the center of town as Main Street; the highways lead west 7 miles to Lake Junaluska. Interstate 40 passes through the northernmost part of Canton, with access from Exits 31 and 33. I-40 leads northwest through the Pigeon River Gorge into Tennessee. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town of Canton has a total area of 3.8 square miles, all of it recorded as land. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,029 people, 1,819 households, 1,118 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,054.6 people per square mile. There were 2,003 housing units at an average density of 524.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.13% White, 1.59% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.94% from other races, 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population. There were 1,819 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.5% were non-families.

35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.78. In the town, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $28,775, the median income for a family was $38,191. Males had a median income of $28,792 versus $22,143 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,995. About 9.5% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. Pisgah High School Canton Middle School North Canton Elementary Bethel Middle School Bethel Elementary School Meadowbrook Elementary Bethel Christian Academy Camp Daniel Boone, Boy Scouts of America Town of Canton official website Haywood County visitors' website

Abu Danladi

Abu Danladi is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Nashville SC in Major League Soccer. Abu Danladi graduated from Ghana's Right to Dream Academy, he attended Dunn High School in California. He played college soccer with the UCLA Bruins. Danladi received the Gatorade Player of the Year award in 2013-14 while playing for Dunn School. On January 4, 2017, Danladi signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer. On January 13, Danladi was selected by the expansion Minnesota United with the first overall selection of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, he scored his first career MLS goal on May 2017 at home versus Sporting Kansas City. He was the runner-up for the 2017 MLS Rookie of the Year Award, behind Julian Gressel. On November 19, 2019, Danladi was selected by MLS expansion side Nashville SC in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft; as of June 27, 2019 Abu Danladi at Soccerway

Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is a priest of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in communion with the Holy See. He has been a Catholic priest since he was ordained on 9 August 1981, in Syria, he has served as spiritual director and rector of St. Gregory the Theologian Melkite Catholic Seminary in Newton, is now a retreat director. McCarthy graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in 1962, lectured there becoming the founder and the original director of the Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at the University, he left the Notre Dame in 1969. He is co-founder, along with Dorothy Day, Gordon Zahn and others of Pax Christi USA, he has directed retreats and spoken throughout the world on the issue of the relationship of faith and violence, the Nonviolent Jesus and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies. In 1983 he began The Annual Forty Day Fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence, whose purpose is to pray to the Lord in the name of Jesus to bestow on the Churches of Christianity whatever extraordinary graces are needed so that they and collectively, will turn from justifying violence and enmity in the name of Jesus and begin to teach about violence and enmity what Jesus taught about violence and enmity.

In 1990 he initiated the July 16 Twenty-Four Hours Day of Prayer for Forgiveness and Protection with Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Trinity Site in the New Mexico desert. July 16 is the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, as well as, the day in 1945 when the first atomic bomb was detonated at Trinity Site, he was the keynote speaker at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, for the 25th anniversary memorial of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. at that spot. He is author of several books, he has written popular articles and theological essays on the subject of violence and the nonviolent love of friends and enemies that Jesus taught. His CD/DVD series, Behold the Lamb, is a presentation on the matter of the nonviolent Jesus and his way of nonviolent love of friends and enemies. Edith Stein Fleming, Eileen. "What's Wrong with American Christians?". Salem News. Retrieved 7 April 2015. Christian Just War Theory:The Logic of Deceit Facebook Page A video with Fr. McCarthy - Every Church a Peace Church


Cromínia is a municipality in south Goiás state, Brazil. It is famous for its chrome mines. Cromínia is located in the Meia Ponte Microregion, which includes the cities in the Meia Ponte River basin, it is 87 kilometers south of the state capital, Goiânia and is 17 kilometers west of the important BR-153 highway, which links Goiânia to Minas Gerais. Highway connections from Goiânia are made by BR-153 / Aparecida de Goiânia / Professor Jamil / GO-217. For the complete list of all distances in Goiás see Sepin Neighboring municipalities are: north: Aragoiânia east: Professor Jamil west and south: Mairipotaba Population density: 9.78 inhabitants/km2 Population growth rate 1996/2007: -0.21.% Total population: 3,618 Total population: 3,362 Urban population: 2,861 Rural population: 879 Chrome mining gave the city its name but cattle raising and agriculture have taken over from mining. Of the 298 rural proprietors 70 % raise the others plant rice and corn. Economic Indicators Industrial units: 05 Retail units: 53 Banking institutions: none Cooperatives: Coop.

Mista dos Produtores Rurais de Cromínia-COOMPOR-C Automobiles: 443 Cattle: 34,020 ´ Corn: 1,150 ha. Modest production of soybeans, rice and watermelonFarm Data in ha. Number of farms: 298 Total area: 22,213 Area of permanent crops: 88 Area of perennial crops: 893 Area of natural pasture: 18,242 Persons dependent on farming: 940 Farms with tractors: 52 Number of tractors: 64 IBG Literacy rate: 85.8% Infant mortality rate: 18.23 in 1,000 live births Schools: 6 Students: 1,325 Hospitals: 2 Hospital beds: 31 Health centers: 2 The town began in 1940 when three landowners give land to install a town which would be called Planura Verde. The settlement began to grow around a football field where locals came on Sunday to watch the games and pray at the foot of a cross. Soon the first houses were built. In 1943 the Arraial was elevated to the category of district of Piracanjuba, it received the name "Cromínia" due to the great quantity of chrome in the region. In 1954 the district became a municipality.

Ranking on the Municipal Human Development Index MHDI: 0.769 State ranking: 40 National ranking: 1,347 For the complete list see Frigoletto Frigoletto