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Lakhan Singh Yadav

Lakhan Singh Yadav is an Indian politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. He is the current Cabinet Minister of Animal Husbandry and Pisciculture in the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Yadav started his early career in association with Bahujan Samaj Party and contested first election from Gird constituency in 1990 he came third, he again contested in 1993 on a BSP ticket from Gird and lost to Balendu shukla who became minister in Digvijaya singh's cabinet. He contested the 1998 elections to the Legislative Assembly defeating the minister Balendu Shukla and soon joined INC under the patronage of Digvijaya Singh the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, he contested the 2003 assembly election from Gird constituency on congress ticket but lost to Brijendra Tiwari of the BJP. In 2008 he contested from newly constituted Bhitarwar Assembly seat on congress ticket and defeated BJP candidate Brijendra Tiwari by a margin of 10,000 votes. In 2013 assembly elections he defeated veteran BJP leader and minister Anoop Mishra by margin of over 6000 votes.

In 2018 assembly elections he defeated veteran BJP leader and former minister and current MLA of Morena Shri Anoop Mishra by margin of 12000 votes repeatedly. He supports Congress Party's Ideology and has been a member of MP Congress since 1999, he is married to Smt. Sharda Singh Yadav. Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 2013 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

Eleider Álvarez

Eléider Álvarez Baytar is a Colombian professional boxer who held the WBO light-heavyweight title from 2018 to 2019. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in the light-heavyweight division; as of April 2019, Álvarez is ranked as the world's fourth best active light-heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, fifth by The Ring magazine and BoxRec. Alvarez was born in Colombia. At a young age, Alvarez was interested in music and boxing, his mother wanted him to box full-time. His mother died, it was Alvarez decided to start a career in boxing. Álvarez won the 2006 South America Games against Hamilton Ventura. At the PanAms 2007 he beat southpaw Julio Castillo 10:8 and upset Cuban favorite Yusiel Napoles in the final by KO in round 3, he was trailing 4:6. At the 2007 World Championships he lost to African champion Ramadan Yasser. At the first Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas in Trinidad he was beaten by 18-year-old Cuban Julio César la Cruz 0:8. At the second Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas in Guatemala he squeaked by the same opponent with an 8:8 countback win beat old foe Julio Castillo 4:0 and Azea Austinama to win his Olympic ticket.

In the final he defeated fellow qualifier Julius Jackson. At the 2008 Pan American Championships in Ecuador he won gold. Based on his qualifying results he was given a first round bye in the 2008 Olympics, but after a 5-5 tie at the end of his second round bout with Britain's Tony Jeffries, Álvarez lost on countback. Álvarez made his debut at the age of 25 on 28 August 2009 against Jesse Sanders at the Montreal Casino. Sanders was a late replacement for Kareem Chartrand. Joachim Alcine and David Lemieux appeared on the card in separate bouts. Álvarez won the fight via knockout in round 1. This was Sanders' last professional bout. Álvarez fought twice more in 2009 at the Montreal Casino. Álvarez went back to Colombia. He returned to the ring in April 2011 knocking Ernesto Zamora out after knocking him down 3 times. Álvarez fought for his first title, the vacant WBO NABO light heavyweight title in just his sixth professional fight against Emiliano Cayetano at the Bell Centre in Montreal on 10 December 2011.

Cayetano was knocked down three times in round 1, before the fight was stopped at 2 minutes, 33 seconds. In April 2012, he knocked out Rayco Saunders before defending his WBO NABO title against future world title challenger Shawn Hawk at the Bell Centre on June 8. Álvarez knocked Hawk down in round 12 and won via wide scorecards of 119-108,119-108, 118-109. This was the first time. Álvarez was due to defend his WBO NABO title against veteran boxer Edison Miranda on 14 December 2012 at the Bell Centre, however Miranda dropped out of the fight and instead Álvarez fought Danny McIntosh, who he knocked out in 8 rounds of the scheduled 10. Álvarez knocked McIntosh with the finishing shot being a right hand. In February 2013, Promoter Yvon Michel confirmed that Álvarez would returning to the Bell Centre on the undercard of Adonis Stevenson vs. Darnell Boone II on 22 March. Veteran boxer Nicholson Poulard was announced as his opponent and it was announced that the WBA NABA light heavyweight title would be at stake.

Poulard, known for being the brother of former world champion Jean Pascal, was on a 6-fight win streak going into the bout. Álvarez stopped Poulard in round 3 with a single combination. Poulard collapsed to the canvas though he managed to get up on his feet, it was not enough to convince referee Marlon Wright, who waved off the fight at the 2:08 mark in the third. On 25 March, Álvarez's manager Greg Leon stated it was he fight Allan Green on the Lucian Bute vs. Jean Pascal undercard on 25 May in a WBA eliminator at the Bell Centre in Montreal. On 12 June, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson announced his company, SMS Promotions would promote a card at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on July 5 live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Álvarez vs. Green was to headline the card; the fight was to be fought at a 180-pound catchweight, however Green weighed 186 pounds. Álvarez came in much lighter at 178 pounds. For the fight to go ahead, Green had to pay Álvarez 20% of his purse, which worked out to be $3,000.

Green withdrew from the bout the next morning claiming. Álvarez fought his toughest fight against Edison Miranda on the Stevenson-Cloud undercard on 28 September at the Bell Centre. The bout the scheduled for 10 rounds. After controlling the fight from the start, Álvarez dropped Miranda after landing a right hand. Miranda beat the count and with Álvarez trying to finish the fight, Miranda made it to end of the round; the fight went the distance with Álvarez winning 99-90, 97-92 on the judges' scorecards. In January 2014, Álvarez defeated then-unbeaten Canadian boxer Andrew Gardiner via unanimous decision returned to the ring in May, going the distance for the third consecutive time, this time against Alexander Johnson. Álvarez was due to fight South African contender Thomas Oosthuizen for the vacant WBC Silver light heavyweight title in January instead of Gardiner. The WBA declined to sanction the bout. A week before the bout, Oosthuizen was pulled from the bout and dropped by his promotional team Golden Gloves.

Their website stated Oosthuizen had been injured. It was reported he was 12 pounds over the light heavyweight limit at the time. After being linked to a fight with Dmit

Merriconegan Farm

Merriconegan Farm, or Merrucoonegan Farm, is a historic farm property on Maine State Route 123 in North Harpswell, Maine. The farmstead, most of which dates to the 1830s, is a remarkably well preserved and extensive example of a connected farm complex, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Merriconegan Farm is located on the northern portion of the Harpswell Neck, a long and narrow peninsula extending southward from Brunswick, Maine, it is set on the west side of the peninsula's main road, Harpswell Neck Road designated Maine State Route 123. The farmstead is set between fields and the wooded areas of the Skolfield Shores Preserve, held conservation land open to the public; the farmstead is a long series of most 2 1⁄2 stories in height. As viewed from the south it consists of a barn, an ell, a house, an ell, another house, two ells, a second barn. Most of these structures date to the 1830s; the land that became Merriconegan Farm was acquired in the late 18th century by Thomas Skolfield, an Irish immigrant from a wealthy landed family.

His son and grandson and George Roger Skolfield, built the oldest portion of the complex sometime before 1834. The remaining elements were built about 1834 by George Roger's grandson; the assemblage is one of the most impressive and well-preserved examples of the connected 19th-century farmstead to be found anywhere in New England. National Register of Historic Places listings in Cumberland County, Maine

Chandrakona

Chandrakona is a city and a municipality in the Ghatal subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India. The city is located between Garhbeta; the king – Chandraketu was the founder of the kingdom of Chandrakona. In Ain-E-Akbari it was mentioned as ‘Mana’. Chandrakona is located at 22.44°N 87.31°E / 22.44. It has an average elevation of 28 metres; as of 2001 India census, Chandrakona Municipality had a population of 20,400. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chandrakona has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. As per 2001 census, Chandrakona I CD Block had a population of 118,077 of which 60,277 were males and 57,800 were females. Chnadrakona II CD Block had a population of 106,587 out of which 54,504 were males and 52,083 were females. Growth of population in the period 1991–2001 was 13.98 for Chandrakona I and 18.85 for Chandrakona II. The headquarters of Chandrakona II Block are located at Chandrakona.

Chandrakona police station has jurisdiction over Chandrakona and Ramjibanpur municipalities and Chandrakona I and Chandrakona II CD Blocks. The main economy is dependent on agriculture. A major sector of economy is dependent on its tourism, since it is a historical place; some of the main agricultural products are rice and jute. Only large scale industry here is formed by about 20 cold storages of potato. A few of the percentage of the people are government employees, School Teachers and employed in other small private sectors; the financial status of most of the people is in lower middle class category. The oldest bank in Chandrakona is United Commercial Bank. Apart from this other three esteemed nationalized; those are State Bank of United Bank of India and Canara Bank. Punjab National Bank has a branch at Kalikapur, adjacent to Chandrakona municipality; the private Bandhan Bank has an operational branch here as well. One of the famous co-operative bank in Bengal, "Tamluk Ghatal Central Co-operative Bank" has an older branch here, which assists people for more than two decades.

Other than those, few micro finance organizations operate from here. Their business and financial transactions deal with comparatively poor people in this city; those are like "Chandrakona Samabay Samiti", "Bala Samabay Samiti", "Smartkart Financial Planners" etc. The city has one CSP from Bank of India, located at Jayantipur; the world's largest film city, the Prayag Film City, an integrated film-making complex and one-stop entertainment destination, is scheduled to open in phases beginning in 2012. A traceable history of Chandrakona and its adjoining areas begins to emerge about 690 A. D. when the Malla Dynasty was founded at Bishnupur. It must have been, it was turbulent times. But tucked into the less-populated, forest covered fringes of the Chotonagpur plateau, the kingdom of Bishnupur lived by its own standards, and thanks to its excellent supply-system of agriculturally rich areas irrigated by river Shilaboti and its canals, Chandrakona grew in eminence, though gradually. Its proximity to the Puri route helped since it remained a part of Utkal or Orissa for a considerable period beginning early 13th century.

The Jagannath temple had been completed only half a century ago. 17th century scholar Jagamohan Pandit, in his Sanskrit geography-text Deshavali Vivriti, described Chandrakona as an important place in Bhan Desh - a land lying between the rivers Kangsabati and Shilaboti. Cotton grew, the cotton-textile industry was equally famous, its rivers and waterbodies sustained a large population of fishermen. We must remember that this prosperity was gained as the Mughals and the Pathans clashed over the terrain for dominance till the former emerged victorious; the political stability required for this prosperity came Chandrakona's way as the chief of a Rajput contingent, established independent rule here in the early 15th century. At about the same time another Rajput, Gajapati Singh, assumed the rule of Bagri, lying west of Chandrakona; these two tiny kingdoms fought each other several times during the next centuries, so that their family trees and fate became inextricably entangled. Chandrakona thrived during the century-long rule of the Ketu kings.

The town got its name from the third of them - Chandraketu. Jogesh Chandra Basu, a scholar on the history of Medinipur, says that Chandrakona was known as Mana. Chandraketu ruled during the early decades of the fifteenth century; the Gurudwara of Chandrakona dates from this time. Guru Nanakji and Mardanaji came to Chandrakona in 1510 on their way to Puri and set up a manji here which has now evolved into a gurudwara revered and visited by Sikhs from different parts of the state. During Mughal rule Chandrakona retained its status of a semi-independent kingdom. By the middle of the 16th century Birbhan Singh, a Chauhan, began a new line of rulers, they efficiently ruled over the town for about 150 years, till in the early eighteenth century Maharaj Kirtichandra of Burdwan overthrew Raghunath Singh, the last of them. However, most of what constitutes the glory of Chandrakona, its temple complexes and its large tanks, tell us of the interest the Bhan rulers took in public works as well as of their patronage of religion and art.

The legendary prosperity of Chandrakona, a town with fifty-

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Nizhny Novgorod

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral church located in the Kanavinsky city district of Nizhny Novgorod. The cathedral is located on the former territory of the Nizhny Novgorod Fair, it is one of the unofficial symbols of Nizhny Novgorod, along with the Dmitrovskaya Tower of the Kremlin, the Chkalov staircase and the fair. The main construction of the cathedral was begun on August 18, 1868 and lasted for 13 years, internal work continued until 1881. July 20, 1881 his was built and solemnly consecrated in the presence of Emperor Alexander III, his wife Maria Feodorovna and Tsarevich Nicholas; the height of the temple is 87 meters. The closest metro station is Strelka. In 1856 the merchants decided to build a new Orthodox cathedral in memory of the visit of the fair by Emperor Alexander II, they turned to the request for the construction of a new cathedral to Bishop Anthony and Governor A. Muraviov. A collection of donations was made; the required funds were recruited over 10 years.

September 8, 1864, was lay the foundation stone of the future temple. By 1864 the project of the architect Robert Kilevain was ready; the project had to be remade due to the insufficient strength of the cathedral. It turned out that there was not enough funding for this. A new project, proposed by the young architect Lev Dahl, was not approved. November 18, 1865, the temple project was approved by the government, his authorship is still not established. In 1866 Lev Dahl finalized the project. September 15, 1867 was established by the construction committee for the construction of the temple, August 11, 1868, was re-laying the cathedral on the Strelka; the main construction of the cathedral was begun on August 18, 1868 and lasted for 13 years, the interior works continued until 1881. The cathedral was built without a pile foundation and "it was a centric monumental building with five octagonal tents, a central tent 72.5 meters high. In the decoration of the facade elements of different architectural styles were combined.

The plan of the cathedral was eclectic in character." In the cathedral were transported icons from the liquidated Makaryev monastery, which suffered from a fire. In 1929, the temple was closed, valuables were seized. In the winter of 1930, according to the decision of the leadership of the Volga Flotilla, the iconostases and all the wooden ornaments of the cathedral were broken up for firewood to heat the city's houses. However, parishioners managed to save several icons, including the icon of the Mother of God and the Life-Creating Cross. In the late 1920s, a project for the reconstruction of the fairground was developed, it was planned to dismantle the cathedral and build a lighthouse with a monument to Lenin in this place. This project was not carried out, but in the late 1930s, the tents on the roof of the cathedral were dismantled; the building of the cathedral was converted for storage and housing. Numerous auxiliary rooms and various offices were added to the cathedral. In the basement of the temple were warehouses.

In the 1940s there was a fire. Afterwards, the remnants of the inner plaster were ripped off. During World War II, an anti-aircraft battery was installed on the site of the central tent of the cathedral, which defended the Gorky city from the Luftwaffe air raids. In 1983, the restoration of the cathedral began, during this period, voluntary restorers took an active part. In 1989, the restoration of the broken tents of the temple began. In February 1991, the Brotherhood of St. Alexander Nevsky was established, and in June 1992 the cathedral was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church. On September 12, 2009, the cathedral was given the status of a cathedral; the installation of the bell in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Nizhny Novgorod militia of Kuzma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky was planned at the confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers, 300 meters from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Until this time, the bell is placed on the temporary belfry at the southern entrance to the cathedral.

The project of creating the bell was implemented with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II. This is the third largest bell in Russia, its height and diameter are the equal to 4 meters. Weight 60 tons. Made of bell bronze. On the lower belt of the bell there is an inscription perpetuating the names of all trustees and benefactors who took part in its creation