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Northeastern coastal forests

The Northeastern coastal forests are a temperate broadleaf and mixed forests ecoregion of the northeast and middle Atlantic region of the United States. The ecoregion covers an area of 34,630 sq miles encompassing the Piedmont and coastal plain of seven states, extending from coastal southwestern Maine, southeastern New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, southward through Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania and Maryland; the ecoregion is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. To the north, it transitions to the New England-Acadian forests, which cover most of northern and inland New England. To the west, the ecoregion transitions to Allegheny Highlands forests and the Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests of the Appalachian Mountains. To the south lie the Southeastern mixed forests and the Middle Atlantic coastal forests; the ecoregion surrounds the distinct Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion, which covers portions of New Jersey, Long Island and Cape Cod in southeastern Massachusetts.

The climate in this ecoregion is the broad transition from the humid continental in the north to the humid subtropical climate in the south. Oak forests dominate this ecoregion. American chestnut was important, but its population was devastated by the chestnut blight early in the 20th century. Northeastern interior dry-mesic oak forests are found throughout this ecoregion, they cover large areas at low and middle elevations on flat to rolling terrain. Red oak, white oak, black oak are common oaks in this habitat. Other trees include hickories, red maple, sugar maple, white ash, tulip tree, American beech, black cherry, black birch, black tupelo, American elm. Flowering dogwood is a common understory tree. Common shrubs are maple-leaved viburnum and witch hazel. In sandier or more acidic soils are mountain laurel, blueberry and swamp azalea. Mayapple is a common herbaceous plant. Hemlock-northern hardwood forests occur in deep coves, moist flats, ravines, they include sugar maple, yellow birch, beech.

These trees form a deciduous canopy, but are sometimes mixed with hemlock or white pine. Other common trees include oaks, black cherry, sweet birch. In the Northeast, red spruce can be a minor canopy associate. Hophornbeam is frequent but not dominant. Central Appalachian dry oak-pine forests occur on dry sites with loamy to sandy soils. A mix of oak and pine tree species dominate the canopy chestnut oak, Virginia pine, white pine, but sometimes white oak or scarlet oak. Varying amounts of oaks and pines result in oak forests, mixed oak-pine forests, or small pine forests. Shrubs such as hillside blueberry, black huckleberry, mountain laurel are common in the understory and can form a dense layer. Central Appalachian pine-oak rocky woodlands occur on lower-elevation hilltops and rocky slopes and have a patchy or open aspect. Pitch pine and Virginia pine are common within their respective ranges; these pines are mixed with dry-site oaks such as chestnut oak, bear oak, northern red oak, scarlet oak.

Sprouts of chestnut can be found. In the northeast, eastern red-cedar or hophornbeam are sometimes important. In the understory, some areas have a well-developed heath shrub layer, others a graminoid layer, the latter common under deciduous trees such as oaks; these occur in cleared land, such as old farms, abandoned. Eastern Red Cedar are some of the first trees to occupy these lands. Marshes occur. Common reed and cattails are abundant. Swamps and floodplains occur. Red maple is common tree, can be found with swamp tupelo, white ash, American elm, pin oak, swamp white oak, silver maple. Spicebush is a common shrub. Skunk cabbage is found here; some of the animals that live in the Northeastern coastal deciduous forests are white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels, red foxes, chickadees, rattlesnakes, northern water snakes, Box turtles, Snapping Turtles, garter snakes, coyotes, black bears, beavers and raccoons. Chickadees, white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels can be seen quite often. Gray wolves used to be quite common, but are extirpated, causing endemic growth in deer populations near suburban areas, with eastern coyotes taking their place by the mid-20th century.

The following natural areas are within this ecoregion List of ecoregions in the United States Northeastern coastal forests List of species and other data

Kazuo Yamazaki

Kazuo Yamazaki is a Japanese retired professional wrestler and commentator, known for his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling and UWF International. He works as a commentator for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Yamazaki's wrestling career began in May 1982 in New Japan Pro Wrestling, he wrestled his debut match on May 6 against Kuroneko. During this time, he was a student of Satoru Sayama, better known as Tiger Mask. Whenever Kuniaki Kobayashi stripped Sayama of his mask, Yamazaki was always the first to help remask him. In 1984, Yamazaki joined the Japanese UWF. However, differences between his mentor Satoru Sayama and Akira Maeda over direction caused the promotion to fail, he rejoined New Japan in 1985 as a junior heavyweight. Despite this, he found more success in tag teams in 1987, winning the IWGP Tag Team Championship with one of his mentors, Yoshiaki Fujiwara. In 1988, the UWF was reconstituted as Newborn UWF and Yamazaki joined it, stayed there until it folded in December 1990. In May 1991, Yamazaki joined UWF International.

In UWF International, he supported Nobuhiko Takada, but after being overlooked several times for shots at Takada's UWFI World Heavyweight championship, he decided to quit and return to New Japan on his own in July 1995. During the New Japan vs. UWFI feud in 1995-1996, Yamazaki participated on New Japan's side, but as a behind-the-scenes supporter, training Yuji Nagata and Tokimitsu Ishizawa in the use of the shoot-style, he won two more IWGP Tag Team Championships, first with Takashi Iizuka in June 1996 and with Kensuke Sasaki in August 1997. In 1998, he participated in the G1 Climax tournament, defeating Tatsumi Fujinami, Kensuke Sasaki, Masahiro Chono, before losing to Shinya Hashimoto in the finals. Yamazaki retired from in-ring competition on January 4, 2000, losing to his student Yuji Nagata as his final opponent. Kazuo Yamazaki now works as a wrestling instructor at the NJPW Dojo and sometimes acts as color commentator for the NJPW program on TV Asahi, he works as a seitaishi in Ayase, Kanagawa.

New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Tag Team Championship – with Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Takashi Iizuka, Kensuke Sasaki G1 Climax Special Tag Team Tournament – with Kensuke Sasaki Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI ranked him #92 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1997 PWI ranked him #310 of the Top 500 Singles Wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003 Universal Wrestling Federation Kakuto Nettai Road "B" League Tournament Fights of Kazuo Yamazaki

25th Air Support Operations Squadron

The United States Air Force's 25th Air Support Operations Squadron is a combat support unit located at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. The squadron provides tactical command and control of airpower assets to the Joint Forces Air Component Commander and Joint Forces Land Component Commander for combat operations; the squadron was first activated at Salinas Army Air Base, California in March 1942 as the 25th Observation Squadron. The squadron's cadre came from the 110th Observation Squadron, a federalized unit of the Missouri National Guard; the primary aircraft of the squadron was the North American O-47, although it flew a number of other aircraft as well. In April 1943 it was redesignated the 25th Liaison Squadron and converted to light two-seater aircraft. Primarily Piper L-4s, but including Stinson L-5 Sentinel; the unit moved overseas in October 1943 aboard the Cape Mendocino to Australia in the South West Pacific Theater. After pausing in Australia, the squadron moved to New Guinea. There it operated with L-5 Sentinels, flown by enlisted pilots.

Some of these "sergeant pilots" were men who had washed out of pilot school, but had been given a chance to operate the light aircraft. Beginning in February 1944, the 25th began participating in combat operations. In addition to their mission of spotting and aerial reconnaissance, the squadron was tasked with short haul transportation; the capability of its light aircraft to operate from confined spaces earned A Flight of the squadron the nickname "Guinea Short Lines". The flight moved forward to Saidor Airport; the squadron dropped supplies to units caught behind enemy lines and evacuated them, sometimes dropping tools so that these units could hack a landing zone out of the jungle. In addition to the task of evacuating downed aircrew members, the flight flew night harassment missions behind enemy lines, dropping small bombs and other paraphernalia on enemy camps; the flight was called on in 1944 to rescue a downed Republic P-47 Thunderbolt pilot from behind enemy lines. In the course of this operation, while the downed pilot was clearing an area for an L-5 to land in the jungle, the squadron was tasked to evacuate 23 Indian soldiers, who had escaped from a Japanese prisoner of war camp and who had intelligence information concerning Japanese troop positions.

Flying into the improvised jungle airstrip, the flight returned all to friendly control. Shortly after this rescue operation, the flight was tasked with transporting fifty Australian commandos to Wantoat to attack a Japanese radio facility. Following the raid, four Japanese prisoners were returned, each sitting on the lap of an Australian in the back seat of one of the Sentinels. By the end of 1944, the 25th began operating in the Philippines, earning two Distinguished Unit Citations and a Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation for its actions there. During the Philippine campaign, the squadron trained pilots of the liaison squadrons of the 3d Air Commando Group, which had just arrived in the theater, it remained in the Philippines until August 1947, although it was not manned or equipped after January. Although it moved on paper to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa in August, it was not again manned until October 1947, it remained with the occupation forces on Okinawa until being inactivated in March 1949.

The squadron was again activated in July 1971 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as the 25th Tactical Air Support Squadron and equipped with the Cessna O-2 Skymaster. In 1986 the 25th upgraded to the North American OV-10 Bronco, 1986–1989; the squadron was inactivated in September 1989. Its most current period of active service in Hawaii began a little more than a year in 1990, when it was activated as the 25th Air Liaison Squadron at Schofield Barracks. Three months the squadron moved to Wheeler Army Airfield; the unit has deployed in support of Air Army missions. The squadron is manned by tactical air controllers, a unique type of servicemembers—Air Force by service, but Army by trade, planning and facilitating the execution of close- air support for ground forces. To assist in their communication needs, the JTACs operate and maintain a complete array of equipment. Tactical Air Control is one of the few jobs in the Air Force operates far forward on the battlefield; the 25th deployed to Afghanistan in 2006.

They were located everywhere from headquarters to operations with company-sized elements, acting as the liaison for all air support that comes from all services and coalition partners. Their mission of calling in air support requires planning. Planning includes advising leaders on the best ways to use air assets and coordinate so that close air support can operate safely on the battlefield with other indirect-fire assets, such as artillery and mortars. Constituted as the 25th Observation Squadron on 5 February 1942Activated on 2 March 1942Redesignated 25th Observation Squadron on 4 July 1942 Redesignated 25th Liaison Squadron on 2 April 1943Inactivated on 25 March 1949Redesignated 25th Tactical Air Support Squadron on 30 March 1971Activated on 8 July 1971 Inactivated on 15 September 1989Redesignated 25th Air Liaison Squadron on 26 September 1990Activated on 1 October 1990Redesignated 25th Air Support Operations Squadron on 1 August 1994 71st Observation Group: 2 March 1942 II Air Support Command: 11 August 1943 Fifth Air Force: 19 November 1943 V Bomber Command: 24 November 1943 91st Photographic Wing: 15 April 1944 Far East Air Force

List of victories of Rudolf Berthold

Rudolf Berthold had a reputation as a ruthless, fearless and—above all—very patriotic combatant. His perseverance and willingness to return to combat while still wounded made him one of the most famous German pilots of World War I. Between 1916 and 1918, he shot down 44 enemy planes—16 of them while flying one-handed, his feats would earn him both a sordid end. Confirmed victories are listed chronologically. Unconfirmed victories are denoted by "u/c". In victories over an air crew, pilot casualties are listed first the observer. Sources: Basic information compiled from victory lists in Franks et al. 1993, pp. 71–72 and Kilduff 2012, pp. 138–140. Added references for air crew members' names in Notes column are from the narrative text of Kilduff. Citations for individual victories are given below. Franks, Norman. Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps, 1914–1918. Grub Street, 1993. ISBN 0-948817-73-9, ISBN 978-0-948817-73-1. Kilduff, Peter.

Iron Man: Rudolf Berthold: Germany's Indomitable Fighter Ace of World War I. Grub Street, 2012. ISBN 1908117370, 9781908117373

Bonnie Beecher

Bonnie Jean Beecher, née Boettcher, known as Jahanara Romney, is an American activist, retired actress and singer. Bonnie Jean Boettcher was born April 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Art and Jean Boettcher, she knew Bob Dylan during his early career, they dated in college, she may have been the inspiration for his song "Girl from the North Country" however alternatively it may have been about his high school girlfriend, Echo Helstrom Casey or another college-era girlfriend Suze Rotolo. Beecher's singing is heard on the 1960 bootleg recording of Bob Dylan known as the "Minneapolis Party Tape", recorded while they were dating; some of Dylan's earliest recordings in 1961 were recorded at her Minneapolis home. She made her television debut in an episode of The Twilight Zone, "Come Wander with Me", she played Sylvia, Chekov's love interest, in "Spectre of the Gun", an episode of Star Trek wherein the crew of the Enterprise re-enacts the gunfight at the OK Corral. Beecher married Wavy Gravy on May 22, 1967.

She adopted the name Jahanara Romney, shortly after marriage. The couple have a son together, born in 1971 as Howdy Do-Good Gravy Tomahawk Truckstop Romney, who has since become known as Jordan Romney, she has worked as Administrative Director of Camp Winnarainbow since 1983. Her husband serves as director of the camp, located near Laytonville, Mendocino County in Northern California. Bonnie Beecher on IMDb

Arif Hajili

Arif Hajili, is a prominent Azerbaijani politician and leader of Equality Party, the largest opposition party in Azerbaijan. Arif Hajili was born in 1962 in the Yukhari Tala village of Zagatala region, he graduated the Journalism Faculty of Baku State University. He worked as an editor at Zagatala radio station in 1983-1988, he was one of the leaders of the independence movement of Azerbaijan. Was a member of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan in 1990-1995. Was a member of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, he was a Chairman of the Supreme Body of the PFA in 1991-1992. At various times he was a Deputy Head of the "Musavat" party on organizational matters, he worked as a State Advisor for the territorial government and the control of Azerbaijan during the reign of Elchibey in 1992-1993. Was arrested a number of times during the rule of Aliyevs. A former prisoner conscience, he has been the head of the Executive Office of "Musavat" party, a member of its supreme body - Divan. since 2006. He was elected Head of the party at the VIII Congress in 2014.

A chairman of the Musavat Party