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Dudley G. Wooten

Dudley Goodall Wooten was a U. S. Representative from Texas. Born near Springfield, Wooten moved in infancy with his parents to Texas during the Civil War, he attended private schools in Paris and graduated from Princeton University in 1875. He attended Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where he won the school's highest awards for writing and debate and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, he was practiced in Austin, Texas. He served as prosecuting attorney of Austin 1884–1886, he moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1888. He served as judge of the Dallas County district court 1890–1892, he served as member of the State house of representatives in 1898 and 1899. As a member of the Texas legislature, Wooten served as delegate to the National Antitrust Conference at Chicago in 1899, he served as member of the executive council of the National Civic Federation in 1900. He served as delegate to the National Tax Conference at Buffalo in 1901.

Congressman Wooten traveled to Alaska in 1902 to make a Congressional study of the needs of the territory. Wooten was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert Emmet Burke and served from July 13, 1901, to March 3, 1903. In 1902 Wooten lost in his attempt to be nominated as the Democratic candidate for the house seat. After leaving the house, Wooten resumed his law practice in Washington, he served as special judge of the superior court at various times. He served as delegate to the National Rivers and Harbors Congress in 1912, he served as delegate to the National Conservation Congress in 1913. He was appointed a member of the State board of higher curricula by the Governor in 1919. Wooten worked as a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana from 1924 to 1928, he died, while on a visit, in Austin, Texas, on February 7, 1929. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Washington, next to his first wife Ellen Carter Wooten.

Phi Kappa Psi Wooten, Dudley Goodall. A noble Ursuline: Mother Mary Amadeus; the Paulist Press. ASIN: B00089VZVG. Wooten, Dudley Goodall. A Comprehensive History of Texas: 1685–1845: 1845–1897. Texas State Historical Assn. ISBN 978-0-87611-082-9. Wooten, Dudley Goodall. A Complete History of Texas for Schools and General Use. General Books LLC. ISBN 978-1-153-36840-7. United States Congress. "Dudley G. Wooten". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Works by or about Dudley G. Wooten at Internet Archive This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

William Sandham

William "Bill" Sandham was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1900s and 1910s. He played club level rugby union for Neath RFC, representative level rugby league for Wales, at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, as a forward, during the era of contested scrums. Bill Sandham played as a forward, i.e. number 9, for Wales while at Hull Kingston Rovers in the 5-31 defeat by England at The Watersheddings, Oldham on Saturday 20 January 1912. Bill Sandham was Hull Kingston Rovers' second highest try-scorer in the 1910–11 and 1911–12 seasons, set Hull Kingston Rovers' "most tries in a season by a forward" record with 25-tries scored in the 1912–13 season, this record was extended to 26-tries by Phil Lowe in the 1972–73 season. Bill Sandham was considered a "Probable" for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, but he was not selected for the tour. Sandham's fore-initial was stated a being'A.' on Northern Union → The Colonial Football Tour → Probable Players Phil Lowe, Hull Kingston Rovers' international second-row forward, scored his 26th try of the season … scoring beat Bill Sandham's 60 year …

Rudolf Tönnies

Rudolf Tönnies was a Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslav architect and politician, son of the famous Swedish industrialist Gustav Tönnies. Together with the Czeck Josip Pospišil and the Austrian Ernst Lichtblau, who had all studied at the Art Academy in Vienna with Karl von Hasenauer and Otto Wagner, Tönnies is considered one of the proponents of the "Bosnian style" as a step towards architectural modernism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as opposed to Moorish Revival style Rudolf Tönnies studied construction and civil engineering and worked for the Croatian government in Zagreb as lead architect for the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, where he left among the most notable residential and mixed buildings in Vienna Secession style in town. In 1918 he obtained a trade concession and joined his brothers. In Ljubljana he built at the same time the Ljubljana yard. In 1898 he married Paula Faller. Tönnies contributed to the Bosnian style in architecture, which can be compared with Scandinavian National Romanticism.

The Bosnian Style was championed by a younger generation of architects, like Czech architect Josip Pospošil, Slovene architect Rudolf Tönnies, Austrian architect Ernst Lichtblau, who all studied at the Art Academy in Vienna with Karl von Hasenauer and Otto Wagner. The style was, named by Sarajevo's senior architect, Josip Vancaš, for whom many of these younger architects worked. Palace of the Orthodox Metropolitan, Štrosmajerova 1 Sarajevo Villa Rädisch, Petrakijina 13 Sarajevo, 1906; this Vienna secession villa boasts a dense flower carpet. House of Milan Jojkić, Muvekita 8 Sarajevo, 1906; the partitioning of this façade is similar to that of the house that Tönnies designed for Mehmed-beg Fadilpašić some years later. Residential and commercial building on Zelenih beretki, Sarajevo 1907 House of Mehmed-beg Fadilpašić, Franjevačka 2 Sarajevo, 1910; the undulating façade, the floral and geometric elements and the protruding roof show the influences of both Bosnian vernacular and Vienna Secession architecture.

Building of Altarac Meyer, Ferhadija 22 Sarajevo, 1911. This building, an example of the geometric Art Nouveau, typical of the late period shows some influence of Neoclassicism. House of Atijas Mordohaj Rahae, Valtera Perića 4 Sarajevo 1911; this building has a notable corner solution with a dome. Bank on obala Kulina bana, Sarajevo 1913 František Blažek Karel Pařík Josip Vancaš Slovenski biografski leksikon 1925-1991.. Elektronska izdaja. Ljubljana: SAZU Enciklopedija Slovenije.

Brazil-nut poison frog

The Brazil-nut poison frog is a species of frog in the family Dendrobatidae. It is endemic to the state of Pará in Brazil; the frog is believed to have received its common name from the fact that its tadpoles sometimes develop in the hard capsules of the Brazil nut tree, which are common in its range. The nuts fall to the forest floor where they are broken open by agoutis and other animals seeking the seeds, empty husks fill with water; the Brazil-nut poison frog is a small frog with a snout-to-vent length of 18 to 23 mm. The dorsal surface is of a shiny black colour with spots and markings of white or various shades of yellow. There is a bright yellow or orange spot where the foreleg joins the body and two more coloured spots on either side of the knee joint on the hind leg, which combine to make a single large spot when the animal is stationary. A further spot on the underside of the calf is only visible from below; the Brazil-nut poison frog is endemic to the rainforest of central Brazil. It is known from several localities in the state of Pará.

These locations are some distance apart and it is that this frog has a more widespread distribution than is known but has passed undetected in other parts of its range. It sometimes climbs into low vegetation; the Brazil-nut poison frog is diurnal and feeds on ants and other small invertebrates. The eggs are laid on the ground; when they hatch, it carries the tadpoles to temporary pools such as water holes in trees and stumps, water-filled empty nut cases on the forest floor. Here the tadpoles develop devouring mosquito larvae, smaller tadpoles, other creatures that share these ephemeral pools, as well as suitably-sized plant material; this frog may become sexually mature in five to seven months. The Brazil-nut poison frog is common within its range and the population trend seems stable, although data on its conservation status is somehow insufficient; as a result, the IUCN lists its conservation status as being of "least concern". The main threats it faces are logging, habitat destruction and collection of animals to be sold as pets on an international market.

There are some conservation areas within its range. Data related to Adelphobates castaneoticus at Wikispecies

Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever is a first-person shooter video game for Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. It is a sequel to the 1996 game Duke Nukem 3D as part of the long-running Duke Nukem series. Duke Nukem Forever entered development in 1997 at 3D Realms and Triptych Games and was finished by Gearbox Software and Piranha Games in 2011. In the game, the player controls Duke Nukem, an action hero who must come out of retirement and save the world from aliens when they begin kidnapping the women of Earth. Duke Nukem Forever was announced in 1997 as the follow up to Duke Nukem 3D, but became a notable example of vaporware due to its protracted development schedule, which saw the game being delayed numerous times and had 3D Realms, being underfunded and laying off staff in 2009, become involved in a lawsuit with publisher Take-Two Interactive. In 2010, Gearbox finished the game on behalf of 3D Realms. Released on June 14, 2011, Duke Nukem Forever earned negative reviews from critics, who criticized the graphics, dated humor and story, simplistic mechanics, unpolished performance and design.

Duke Nukem Forever is an action-oriented first-person shooter. Players take control of Duke Nukem and navigate a series of levels which take place on Earth and beyond; the game allows players to interact with various in-game objects, including water coolers and whiteboards, which allow players to draw their own images. The gameplay is similar in some respects to the first-person shooter games of the late 1990s and early 2000s, with each level culminating in a boss battle in which Duke has to fight and kill a large, significant alien. Unlike the previous games, Duke can only hold two weapons at any one time, in a manner similar to the Halo series, although pipe bombs and laser tripwires are considered inventory items and as such are not limited by this restriction; the PC version allows Duke to hold four weapons in the single-player campaign. Items that have an effect on Duke can be picked up by the player. Steroids increase the strength of Duke's melee attacks by a great deal for a limited time.

Beer blurs the screen. The holoduke creates a hologram of Duke Nukem that looks and acts in a similar way to Duke, but says twisted versions of his one-liners. While the holoduke is in effect, Duke becomes invisible and the AI characters do not recognize his presence; the jetpack returns, but only in multiplayer. Instead of the health system featured in the previous Duke Nukem games, in which health would be depleted when Duke was injured and would only increase upon finding a health pack, drinking water from fountains/broken fire hydrants, urinating, or using the portable medkit item, Duke Nukem Forever employs a system involving an "ego bar"; the ego bar depletes. Dying will cause the game to reload the last checkpoint. If the player avoids further damage the ego bar and Duke's health are restored; the player can increase the size of the ego bar by interacting with certain objects throughout the game, by defeating bosses. The game employs a save system, based on checkpoints. Twelve years after he saved the Earth from an alien invasion, Duke Nukem is a worldwide icon, has achieved great fame from his heroic deeds.

After sampling a video game based on his past heroics, he arrives on the set of a talk show for an interview. On his way to the show, Duke witnesses a news broadcast announcing that aliens have once again invaded. Unlike previous encounters, the aliens appear peaceful and at first seem to pose no harm to the humans of Earth. Duke's talk show appearance is cancelled to allow television stations to cover the alien invasion, Duke retires to the "Duke Cave", his personal home. There, he receives a call from the General Graves of the Earth Defense Force; the President orders Duke not to harm the invaders, adds that he is in diplomatic talks with the alien overlord. Duke obliges this request. Before he can leave his chambers, he is attacked by hostile aliens. Duke is forced to disobey the president's orders and fight his way through the alien hordes in an effort to save Earth. While fighting through his casino, Duke witnesses the aliens abducting women, including his two live-in pop star girlfriends.

Graves tells Duke that the women are being held in the Duke Dome, that the aliens have a vendetta to settle with Duke. He warns Duke that the aliens are using the Hoover Dam to power a wormhole so more aliens can come through. Duke travels to the Duke Dome. Inside, he finds swarms of Octabrains and the missing women, who have been impregnated with alien spawn. Duke finds the Alien Queen in control of the Duke Dome and kills her, but is wounded in the process and blacks out. After regaining consciousness, Duke fights aliens in through the Duke Burger. Soon, he travels to the Hoover Dam in his monster truck, he tells Duke that the reborn Cycloid Emperor is at the dam, that the only way to shut down the portal is to destroy the dam. Before dying, he gives Duke his demolition charges an