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New York–New Jersey Highlands

The New York – New Jersey Highlands is a geological formation composed of Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock running from the Delaware River near Musconetcong Mountain, northeast through the Skylands Region of New Jersey along the Bearfort Ridge and the Ramapo Mountains, Sterling Forest and Bear Mountain State Parks in New York, to the Hudson River at Storm King Mountain. The northern region is known as the Hudson Highlands and the southern as the New Jersey Highlands. A broader definition would extend the region west to Reading and east to the Housatonic River in Connecticut, encompassing the Reading Prong. In New Jersey, the region's watershed is protected by the state's own Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act. In addition to preserving water resources, the act supports open space preservation and the creation of new recreational parks and hiking trails in America's most densely populated state; these include the Highlands Trail, designated as a Millennium Trail by the White House Millennium Council and maintained by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

In November 2004, the federal Highlands Conservation Act was passed. The Highlands Conservation Act “recognizes the importance of the water, agricultural, wildlife and cultural resources of the Highlands region, the national significance of the Highlands region to the United States.” Franklin Marble USGS - The Highlands Province New Jersey Highlands Coalition The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - Highlands Trail Guide U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Habitats of the New York - New Jersey Highlands

Circa Reproductions Morane Saulnier N

The Circa Reproductions Morane Saulnier N called the Bullet, is a Canadian amateur-built aircraft, designed by Graham Lee and produced by Circa Reproductions, of Surrey, British Columbia. The aircraft is supplied as plans for amateur construction; the aircraft is a 90% scale replica of the First World War French Morane-Saulnier N fighter. The aircraft features a cable-braced mid-wing, a single-seat open cockpit, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration; the aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with 1⁄8 in plywood fuselage formers and stringers, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. Its 23.9 ft span wing has an area of 117.5 sq ft. Standard engines recommended are the 50 hp Rotax 503 and the 53 hp Hirth 2704 two-stroke; the 60 hp Volkswagen air-cooled engine four-stroke powerplant can be used, but the requirement for a smaller diameter propeller reduces performance. Data from Bayerl and Circa ReproductionsGeneral characteristics Crew: one Length: 19 ft 3 in Wingspan: 23 ft 10 in Height: 6 ft Wing area: 117.5 sq ft Empty weight: 275 lb Gross weight: 600 lb Fuel capacity: 12 U.

S. gallons Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 503 twin cylinder, air-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 50 hp Propellers: 2-bladed woodenPerformance Maximum speed: 99 mph Cruise speed: 71 mph Stall speed: 30 mph Never exceed speed: 115 mph g limits: +5.7/-2.8 Rate of climb: 640 ft/min Official website

Scheme-theoretic intersection

In algebraic geometry, the scheme-theoretic intersection of closed subschemes X, Y of a scheme W is X × W Y, the fiber product of the closed immersions X ↪ W, Y ↪ W. It is denoted by X ∩ Y. Locally, W is given as Spec ⁡ R for some ring R and X, Y as Spec ⁡, Spec ⁡ for some ideals I, J. Thus, the intersection X ∩ Y is given as Spec ⁡. Here, we used R / I ⊗ R R / J ≃ R / Example: Let X ⊂ P n be a projective variety with the homogeneous coordinate ring S/I, where S is a polynomial ring. If H = ⊂ P n is a hypersurface defined by some homogeneous polynomial f in S X ∩ H = Proj ⁡. If f is linear, it is called a hyperplane section. See also: Bertini's theorem. Now, a scheme-theoretic intersection may not be a correct intersection, from the point of view of intersection theory. For example, let W = Spec ⁡ = the affine 4-space and X, Y closed subschemes defined by the ideals ∩ and. Since X is the union of two planes, each intersecting with Y at the origin with multiplicity one, by the linearity of intersection multiplicity, we expect X and Y intersect at the origin with multiplicity two.

On the other hand, one sees the scheme-theoretic intersection X ∩ Y consists of the origin with multiplicity three. That is, a scheme-theoretic multiplicity of an intersection may differ from an intersection-theoretic multiplicity, the latter given by Serre's Tor formula. Solving this disparity is one of the starting points for derived algebraic geometry, which aims to introduce the notion of derived intersection. Let X be a regular scheme and V, W closed integral subschemes. An irreducible component P of V ∩ W:= V × X W is called proper if the inequality: codim ⁡ ≤ codim ⁡ + codim ⁡ is the equality; the intersection V ∩ W is proper if every irreducible component of it is proper Two algebraic cycles are said to intersect properly if the varieties in the cycles intersect properly. For example, two divisors on a smooth variety intersect properly if and only if they share no common irreducible component. Chow's moving lemma says that an intersection can be made proper after replacing a divisor by a suitable linearly equivalent divisor Serre's inequality above may fail in general for a non-regular ambient scheme.

For example, let X = Spec ⁡ k /, V = V, W = V. V, W have codimension one, while V ∩ W has codimension three; some authors such as Bloch define a proper intersection without assuming X is regular: in the notations as above, a component P is proper if codim ⁡ ≥ codim

2007 Hong Kong Super Series

The 2007 Hong Kong Super Series is the last tournament of the 2007 BWF Super Series in badminton before the Super Series Final. It was held in Ma On Shan for qualifying tournament and Wan Chai for main tournament, in Hong Kong from 26 November to 2 December 2007. Lin Dan Lee Chong Wei Bao Chunlai Chen Jin Peter Gade Taufik Hidayat Sony Dwi Kuncoro Kenneth Jonassen Xie Xingfang Zhang Ning Zhu Lin Lu Lan Pi Hongyan Wang Chen Xu Huaiwen Wong Mew Choo Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong Fu Haifeng / Cai Yun Markis Kido / Hendra Setiawan Jung Jae-sung / Lee Yong-dae Choong Tan Fook / Lee Wan Wah Candra Wijaya / Tony Gunawan Jens Eriksen / Martin Lundgaard Hansen Lee Jae-jin / Hwang Ji-man Zhang Yawen / Wei Yili Yang Wei / Zhang Jiewen Lee Kyung-won / Lee Hyo-jung Chien Yu Chin / Cheng Wen-Hsing Gao Ling / Zhao Tingting Kumiko Ogura / Reiko Shiota Gail Emms / Donna Kellogg Wong Pei Tty / Chin Eei Hui Zheng Bo / Gao Ling Nova Widianto / Lilyana Natsir Xie Zhongbo / Zhang Yawen Flandy Limpele / Vita Marissa Nathan Robertson / Gail Emms Thomas Laybourn / Kamilla Rytter Juhl Anthony Clark / Donna Kellogg Hong Kong Super Series 2007


Kuproquo is a 1999 Canadian short comedy drama film, the fourth to be written and directed by Jean-François Rivard, about what happens when a six-year-old boy asks an awkward question at the dinner table and his parents struggle to come up with an answer. The short has won several international prizes. Kuproquo is an invented portmanteau made up of the French words cul, "ass", quiproquo, derived from the Latin phrase quid pro quo, but having a narrower meaning: "a thing mistaken for another thing". A cold open of an ordinary quiet evening at home in which a family of three are about to have dinner. At the dining table, six-year-old Jérémie asks. Black and white images of the parents and Jérémie from a few years past flow, set to music; the boy's parents are taken by surprise, asking where he heard that word. Charles complains that francophones use unhelpful words like "bugger" and prefers "ass hole", his son knows. Jérémie repeats his question. Charles claims which draws an immediate objection from Geneviève.

Charles now tells the boy. Again Geneviève objects. Rattled, Charles lights a cigarette at the table and asks Geneviève to tell their son something while he tries to come up with a real answer, she uses a gardening metaphor, explaining that "buggering" is like planting carrots in an alley rather than in the ground. Charles calls the explanation infantile and out of date, harking back to the psychology of the 1950s. Children are not stupid, he says, should be told how things are. While Jérémie plays on his Nintendo, his parents debate. Neither wants to reveal the ins and outs of sex between a mommy and daddy to their six-year-old son, never mind anal sex and homosexuality Charles, prompting Geneviève to ask him if he has gay thoughts when the two of them have anal sex, which turns their discussion into a heated conversation about their sex life and attitudes towards sex. Charles is surprised that Geneviève does not like anal sex, as sometimes it is painful, she argues angrily that a man's desire for it is based on a need to express virility by asserting dominance over his partner, calls out to Jérémie to return to the kitchen, repeating Charles' words to him about children.

Charles tells Jérémie. He tells his son. Satisfied, the boy asks if he can play on his Nintendo again and Charles says yes, lights another cigarette as his wife stares at him. At the school playground, Jérémie takes Charles' explanation running into another boy, knocking him over, shouting: "I buggered you! I buggered you!". He is asked where he learned the word, leading to a gross misunderstanding, as the boy overheard his parents talking about their anal sex acts, his half-understood version of life at home leads to Charles being arrested by the police and a visit with Geneviève from child protection services. Music plays again with a fade to the end credits roll. Alain Zouvi • Charles Maude Guérin • Geneviève Jérémie Térence-Gaudet • Jérémie Sylvia Gariépy • Maîtresse d'école Luc Dagenais • Agent de la DPJ The police officers were portrayed by Michel Boily and Ricardo Troggi. Jean-François Rivard said the idea for the story arose from his own childhood, when his older cousin used to sing off-colour songs, once told him a sodomy joke which he retold but without understanding it.

His father thought. People living in an information age are bombarded with unfiltered information, children included, who seem more precocious than past generations due to the excess of information available, making questions like the boy's more likely; the film asks how parents and society deal with their questions when they arise: how one explains taboo concepts like suicide, abortion to a child. Locomotion Films, part of the Montreal Exponent Group, comprised of commercial houses La Fabrique d'Images and S. W. A. T Films, post and digital effects house Buzz Image Group, was launched the same year as the film's release in 1999 with a view to developing English- and French-track feature films, television series, dramatic shorts like Kuproquo and Jean-François Asselin's La Petite Histoire d'un homme sans histoire. Marc S. Grenier, one of Locomotion's producers, said the Group was ready "to do something serious", moving into fiction after working many years in commercials. Executive producer Denis Martel was president of Locomotion.

Kuproquo is Jean-François Rivard's fourth short film, the third following his debut Kopps, which won two prizes at the Vidéaste competition in 1997. The project received funding from both provincial and federal levels of government, including SODEC, Telefilm Canada, Radio-Canada. Rivard said that in most of his previous films, he enjoys putting his characters into embarrassing situations and watching them try to extricate themselves from them; the characters are in their twenties, but for Kuproquo, he wanted to "change universe" and focus on a slice of life of two young parents in their thirties. Kuproquo was shot on 16 mm film and blown up to 35 mm; the song which plays over the brief title sequence following the cold open and during the end credits is "Fais pas ci, fais pas ça", the second track from Jacques Dutronc's second self-titled studio album. Released in July 1999, Kuproq

List of Chuck Close subjects

Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer who creates massive-scale portraits. Close's portraits have simple titles. Many of his subjects are friends who, like Close, are artists, or dealers and collectors of art. Self-portrait, Chuck Close Laurie Anderson, performance artist, musician Richard Artschwager, painter and sculptor Susan Austad Lynda Benglis, sculptor Cecily Brown, painter Paul Cadmus, painter John Chamberlain, sculptor Francesco Clemente, painter Bill Clinton, politician, 42nd President of the United States Hillary Clinton and diplomat Georgia Close Leslie Close Maggie Close Robert Cottingham, photorealist painter Renee Cox, artist Gregory Crewdson, photographer Merce Cunningham, dancer Willem Dafoe, actor Carroll Dunham Charles Durning, actor Robert Elson Inka Essenhigh, painter Bob Feldman Linda Rosenkrantz Finch Eric Fischl, sculptor, printmaker Janet Fish, painter Renée Fleming, opera singer Kent Floeter Ellen Gallagher, artist Philip Glass, composer Arne Glimcher, art dealer, film producer Al Gore, politician April Gornik, painter Nancy Graves, painter Kathy Halbreich, curator Lyle Ashton Harris, artist Keith Hollingworth Bob Holman, poet Bob Israel Frank James Jasper Johns Ray Johnson Bill T. Jones Alex Katz Klaus Kertress Fanny Leifer Roy Lichtenstein Agnes Martin Kate Moss Elizabeth Murray Jud Nelson Elizabeth Peyton Judy Pfaff Brad Pitt Christopher Plummer Robert Rauschenberg Dorothea Rockburne Nat Rose Stanley Rosen John Roy Lucas Samaras, Lucas I, 1986–1987 Richard Serra Andres Serrano Joel Shapiro Cindy Sherman James Siena Carly Simon Paul Simon, see Stranger to Stranger album cover Lorna Simpson Kiki Smith James Turrell William Wegman Robert Wilson Terry Winters Lisa Yuskavage Joe Zucker Kara Walker, artist William, Bartman.

The Portraits Speak: Chuck Close in Conversation with 27 of his subjects. A. R. T. Press, New York. ISBN 0-923183-18-3. Close, Chuck. Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something. Aperture, New York. Finch, Christopher. Chuck Close: Work. Prestel. ISBN 978-3-7913-3676-3. Tapestry portraits by Chuck Close Paparoni, Demetrio. Chuck Close: Daguerreotypes. Alberico Setti Serbelloni Editore, Milan. ISBN 88-88098-10-0. Wei, Lilly. Chuck Close: Selected Paintings and Tapestries 2005-2009. PaceWildenstein. ISBN 1-930743-99-8. Http://