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Northern Region (Ghana)

The Northern Region is one of the sixteen regions of Ghana. It is located in the north of the country and was the largest of the sixteen regions, covering an area of 70,384 square kilometres or 31 percent of Ghana's area until December 2018 when the Savannah Region and North East Regions were created from it; the Northern Region is divided into 14 districts. The region's capital is Tamale; the Northern Region is bordered on the north by the North East region, on the east by the eastern Ghana-Togo international border, on the south by the Oti region, on the west by the Savannah Region. Northern region is made up of 14 districts; the Northern Region is much drier than southern areas of Ghana, due to its proximity to the Sahel, the Sahara. The vegetation consists predominantly of grassland savanna with clusters of drought-resistant trees such as baobabs or acacias. Between January and March is the dry season; the wet season is between about December with an average annual rainfall of 750 to 1050 mm.

The highest temperatures are reached at the end of the dry season, the lowest in December and January. However, the hot Harmattan wind from the Sahara blows between December and the beginning of February; the temperatures can vary between 14 °C at 40 °C during the day. More than 75% of the economically active population are agricultural; the low population density is caused by emigration, in addition to geography and climate. The Northern Region has a low population density, along with the official language of English, most inhabitants speak a language of the Oti–Volta subfamily in the Niger–Congo language family, such as Dagbani, Mamprusi or Konkomba; the Dagbon Kingdom, of the Dagomba people, is located in the region. Naa Gbewaa Palace, Yendi Saakpoli Slaves wells Diarre Napagaduungbanani Naa Binbegu Boabab Tree, Yendi Buntaga Irrigation Dam Sabali Nawuni River Around three out of five residents in the Northern region were affiliated to Islam; the Northern Region of Ghana contains 16 districts.

11 are ordinary districts in addition to 1 metropolitan and 4 municipal districts.: "Districts of Ghana". Statoids. – Northern Region

John Joseph Kitchen

John Joseph Kitchen was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Born in Camden, New Jersey, Kitchen received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1933 and a Bachelor of Laws from South Jersey Law School in 1937, he was a clerk for the Registrar of Deeds for Camden County, New Jersey from 1938 to 1939. He was in private practice in Woodbury, New Jersey from 1939 to 1942, he was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1942 to 1946. He was a deputy state attorney general of New Jersey from 1946 to 1953, he was in private practice in Woodbury from 1946 to 1962. He was the township solicitor for Logan Township, New Jersey from 1947 to 1961, he was the township solicitor for Mantua Township, New Jersey from 1960 to 1962. He was a judge of the Municipal Court of West Deptford Township, New Jersey from 1955 to 1959, he was a judge of the Municipal Court of Westville, New Jersey from 1957 to 1959.

He was a judge of the Superior Court of Gloucester County, New Jersey from 1962 to 1970. Kitchen was nominated by President Richard Nixon on October 7, 1970, to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 13, 1970, received his commission on October 16, 1970. Kitchen served in that capacity until his death of an apparent heart attack on September 21, 1973, at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. John Joseph Kitchen at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

Eduard Oscar Schmidt

Eduard Oscar Schmidt was a German zoologist and phycologist. He studied mathematics and science at Halle continued his education in Berlin, where he came under the influence of Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg and Johannes Peter Müller. In 1847 he received his habilitation at the University of Jena, becoming an associate professor during the following year. In 1855 was he appointed professor of zoology at the University of Cracow, he taught classes at the Universities of Graz and Strasbourg. Schmidt was an early proponent of Darwinian evolutionary thought, he is remembered for his research of Porifera species from the Adriatic Sea. Schmidt made contributions in the field of phycology; as far back as 1862 Oscar Schmidt showed that "cuttings" of sponges will grow. This idea was followed through in the experiments of Croatian scientist Grgur Bučić on the island of Hvar, from 1863–1872, but these experiments were brought to a close by the hostility of the native fishermen. Schmidt built a reputation based upon a handbook of comparative anatomy, the 9th edition of which, by Arnold Lang, was issued under the title Lehrbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie der wirbellosen Tiere.

He made significant contributions to Brehms Tierleben, was the author of several treatises on sponges. The following are some of his principal writings: Bilder aus dem Norden - Images of the North, based on Schmidt's second expedition to the Faeroe Islands and the North Cape, 1851. Goethes Verhältnis zu den organischen Naturwissenschaften. Lehrbuch der Zoologie - Textbook of zoology, 1854. Die Entwicklung der vergleichenden Anatomie - Development of comparative anatomy, 1855. Die Spongien des adriatischen Meeres - Sponges of the Adriatic Sea, 1862. Das Alter der Menschheit und das Paradies. Descendenzlehre und Darwinismus - The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism. Leitfaden der Zoologie. Die Säugethiere in ihrem Verhältnis zur Vorwelt. Category:Taxa named by Eduard Oscar Schmidt Wikisource translated biography @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie Gilman, D. C.. "Schmidt, Oskar". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead. Works by Eduard Oscar Schmidt at Biodiversity Heritage Library Works by Eduard Oscar Schmidt at Open Library


Espargos is the capital and main commercial centre of the island and municipality of Sal, Cape Verde. The city is situated in the heart of the island; the highest point of Espargos is Monte Curral, elevation 109 meters, where the radar station and the control tower for the airport are located. The Amílcar Cabral International Airport is situated directly southwest of the city centre; the head offices of Cabo Verde Express are located at the airport. The national road EN1-SL01, a dual carriageway, connects Espargos with Santa Maria in the south of the island. Other national roads connect it with Palmeira. For statistical purposes, the city of Espargos is divided into 24 localities; the most populous of these are: África 70, Bairro Novo I, Bairro Novo II, Chã de Matias, Hortelã de Baixo, Hortelã de Cima, Preguiça and Ribeira Funda. The development of Espargos started with the construction of the airport in 1939; the Italian Government of Benito Mussolini was granted authorization by the Portuguese colonial government to begin construction of a transit airport to service its flights between Europe and South America.

As a consequence of World War II, the Italian involvement in the airport project ceased. In 1945 the Portuguese purchased the airport installation from the Italians and by 1949 the airport was a operational facility. Small houses were erected in several areas adjacent to the airport. Workers from the island Sao Nicolau named the civilian area "Preguiça" after the port village on their home island. In 2010, Espargos was elevated from a town to a city. List of cities and towns in Cape Verde Media related to Espargos at Wikimedia Commons


VOEvent is a standardized language used to report observations of astronomical events. Though most VOEvent messages issued are related to supernovae, gravitational microlensing, gamma-ray bursts, they are intended to be general enough to describe all types of observations of astronomical events, including gravitational wave events. Messages are written in XML, providing a structured metadata description of both the observations and the inferences derived from those observations; the rapid dissemination of event data with a formalized language was the original impetus for the creation of VOEvents and the network used to transport the messages. The VOEvent language continues to evolve. VOEvent builds upon previous generic publishing schemes such as International Astronomical Union Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams and the Astronomer's Telegrams; the principal difference is that VOEvent messages are intended to be automatically parsed and filtered whereas ATELs and IAUCs are intended to be read by humans.

The scope of VOEvent is informed by several other messaging schemes used to facilitate rapid discovery announcements for specialized sub-fields of astronomy. The closest ancestors of VOEvent are The Telescope Alert Operation Network System and the Gamma Ray Burst Coordinates Network messages, used extensively by the gamma-ray burst community; the first live VOEvent alert messages of real astronomical events were published through a feed from a broker written and maintained the eSTAR Project. Until it was shuttered in 2009 the project maintained a message broker peered with TALON, provided the first VOEvent-native feed for GCN messages. A typical VOEvent message contains the following tags: <who> - describing, responsible for the information contained in the message <how> - a description of the instrumental setup on where the data were obtained <what> - the data associated with the observations of the event <why> - inferences about the nature of the event <wherewhen> - description of the time and place where the event was recorded.

This draws from the Space-time Coordinate recommendation to the IVOA. A well-formed VOEvent message must validate against the VOEvent-v2.0 schema. A valid message may omit most of the informational tags listed above, but since the creation of VOEvent messages is done automatically, most opt to transmit the fullest content available; the standard was written by Rob Seaman, Roy Williams, Alasdair Allan, Scott Barthelmy, Joshua Bloom, John Brewer, Robert Denny, Mike Fitzpatrick, Matthew Graham, Norman Gray, Frederic Hessman, Szabolcs Marka, Arnold Rots, Tom Vestrand and Przemyslaw Wozniak. As with most products of the Virtual Observatory, there are no promises that once a VOEvent message has been issued, it will persist indefinitely, it is the role of the publisher to maintain and curate VOEvents issued. Still, public VOEvent messages may be archived through 3rd parties. Dakota tools on SourceForge Comet, a complete VOEvent transport system voevent-parse, VOEvent parsing and manipulation routines for Python There are live VOEvent feeds available from: DC-3 Dreams, SP The 4PiSky project at the University of Oxford.

Gamma-ray burst Coordinates Network servers at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA. Since VOEvents note the location and time events, it is possible to convert streams of events into temporal or spatial visualisations. Skyalert has Worldwide Telescope views of the event sky. EStar hosts an AJAX mashup of microlensing events. Description of the VOEvent language IVOA VOEvent Working Group Astronomer's Telegrams Space-time Coordinate recommendation to the IVOA


Megalorhipida is a genus of moths in the family Pterophoridae described by Hans Georg Amsel in 1935. Species in this genus are distributed in subtropical climates; the species nests on host plants in the families Nyctaginaceae, Fabaceae, Goodeniaceae and Verbenaceae. The generic name is misspelled as Megalorrhipida; the species placed in the genus Antarches are now considered to belong to this genus. Megalorhipida angusta Arenberger, 2002 Megalorhipida deboeri Gielis, 2003 Megalorhipida dubiosa Gielis, 2006 Megalorhipida dulcis Megalorhipida fissa Arenberger, 2002 Megalorhipida gielisi Rose and Pooni, 2003 Megalorhipida leptomeres Megalorhipida leucodactyla Megalorhipida madoris Gielis & de Vos, 2007 Megalorhipida palaestinensis Megalorhipida paradefectalis Rose and Pooni, 2003 Megalorhipida paraiso Gielis, 2006 Megalorhipida parvula Arenberger, 2010 Megalorhipida prolai Megalorhipida pseudodefectalis Megalorhipida tessmanni Megalorhipida vivax