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Okavango River

The Okavango River is a river in southwest Africa. It is the fourth-longest river system in southern Africa, running southeastward for 1,600 km, it begins in Angola. Farther south, it forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, flows into Botswana, draining into the Moremi Game Reserve. Before it enters Botswana, the river drops 4 m in a series of rapids known as Popa Falls, visible when the river is low, as during the dry season. Discharging to an endorheic basin, the Okavango does not have an outlet to the sea. Instead, it empties into a swamp in the Kalahari Desert, known as the Okavango Delta or Okavango Alluvial Fan. In the rainy season, an outflow to the Boteti River in turn seasonally discharges to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which features an expansive area of rainy-season wetland where tens of thousands of flamingos congregate each summer. Part of the river's flow fills Lake Ngami. Noted for its wildlife, the Okavango area contains Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve. During colder periods in Earth's history, a part of the Kalahari was a massive lake, known as Lake Makgadikgadi.

In this time, the Okavango would have been one of its largest tributaries. Both Namibia and Botswana experience drought, as a result, concerns have been expressed about possible conflict over use of the river's water. Namibia has built a water canal, measuring about 300 km long, has proposed a project to build a 250-km pipeline to divert water from the river into Namibia to help relieve the drought. Botswana, uses the Okavango Delta for both tourism income and a water source; the Department of Water Affairs in Botswana has submitted that 97% of the water in the river is lost through evaporation, so the country cannot afford to lose any extra water. Namibia, in turn, has argued that it will only divert half of one percent of the river's flow, that it is entitled to any water that flows through its country. To deal with such issues, in September 1994, Angola and Botswana signed an agreement to form the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission, to provide advice to the three countries about the best ways to share the Okavango River's resources.

Every wet season, Angola receives three times more rainfall than Botswana, discharging a higher than usual flow into the Okavango, turning swathes of outlying desert into a huge wetland. Although the summer rains fall in Angola in January, they take a whole month to travel the first 1,000 km of the Okavango River, they take a further four months to filter through the plants and numerous channels of the final 250 km of the delta; as a result, the flood is at its biggest sometime between June and August, during Botswana's dry winter months. The delta swells to three times its permanent size, attracting animals from miles around and creating one of Africa's greatest concentrations of wildlife. At its widest point in a big flood year, the seasonal swamp stretches to 150 km across from east to west. If one were to take a cross section of the delta at its widest point, one would find that the height variation from the mean over that 150 km is less than 2 m, which means that a minor sand deposition can cause major changes.

In wet years, a part of the river's flow may extend along the Magweggana River and enter the Zambezi River, bypassing the Kalahari. The river carries annually 28,000 tonnes of suspended sediment and a similar amount of bedload to the terminal swamps. OKACOM Homepage

Ghana at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

Ghana competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu, South Korea. A team of 7 athletes was announced to represent the country in the event; the team was led by 2005 World Championships heptathlon bronze medalist Margaret Simpson. The following athlete appeared on the preliminary Entry List, but not on the Official Start List of the specific event, resulting in total number of 6 competitors: In the men's 100 metres heats on August 27, 2011, Aziz Zakari placed 6th in the race with a time of 10.55 seconds. He could thus not advance to the next round, his ranking at the heats stage was 35. Ignisious Gaisah competed in the Long jump heats on 2 September 2011, his best jump of 7.92 m meant. The men's 4x100 metres relay is scheduled to take part in heat 1 on September 4, 2011. Heptathlon Margaret Simpson was Ghana's sole female competitor at the games, she placed 14th in the heptathlon with 6183 points. Official local organising committee website Official IAAF competition website

Tsutaetai Koto/I Wanna See You

Tsutaetai Koto/I Wanna See You is a single by Mao Abe, released on May 27, 2009 as her debut single. The single was released in two versions: a CD+DVD limited edition version, as well as a CD Only regular version; the B-side of the single was "Kirei na Uta", a song from Abe's Free album released four months prior, due to it being used as the Beauteen hair colour commercial song. All three songs on the single had tie-ups. "Tsutaetai Koto" is an upbeat pop rock song, about a person not being able to tell someone they like them. The author talks about not being able to say things like'I Like You,' or'Thank You,' to the subject as they are too shy, despite spending a night together in a parking lot talking and holding hands until dawn; the author thinks of all the people who don't say anything decides to express her feelings in song. The song's lyrics were written in her first year of high school, the music in her third year, it was the first song she wrote after entering high school, was her attempt to encourage herself as she had not made any friends yet.

Abe found it hard to record due to four years passing, but recorded it anyway since she liked the'keep trying' message to the song. Abe wrote the lyrics at a time when she found it hard to express feelings, hence did not have many close high school friends; the song's message is that if you like someone, it is better to tell them this instead of doing nothing about it. Abe found herself influenced by the simple-styled lyrics of Japanese rock bands Bump of Chicken and Asian Kung-Fu Generation, who she listened to at the time."Tsutaetai Koto" was used as the music variety show Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ's June/July ending theme song. A music video for "Tsutaetai Koto" was shot by director Masaki Ohkita, it shows scenes of a sad-looking Abe Mao sitting down in a parking lot, as well as Abe energetically singing the song with a band. The sad version of Abe stares off at the sea at the beach, stands alone in an empty room, where she attempts to use the phone. Abe considers the sad one the version of herself who can't express her feelings, the one performing the song the one who can, cheering the other on.

As of April 20, 2010 the music video for "Tsutaetai Koto" has been viewed over 722,000 times on popular video-sharing website YouTube. "I Wanna See You" is a pop rock song about the author missing the person they like, talks about how the person laughs at the funny things she says and admits she still likes him despite him being a little annoying at times. Abe wrote the song in her third year of high school, about a boy who lived in a different prefecture to her that she visited by bus. After writing the song, when she told the boy how she felt, his answer was, "But... I have a job."The song was released as an acoustic demo on iTunes. It was used in Calpis Water commercials featuring Umika Kawashima, from March onwards. All songs written by Mao Abe

Holland, Manitoba

Holland, Manitoba is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district in the Rural Municipality of Victoria, in Manitoba. It is located at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 34, along the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks, it lies south of the Assiniboine River, at an elevation of 380 metres. Spruce Woods Provincial Park is located north-west of the community. Community facilities include an elementary school, a public library, fire department, a supermarket, a convenience store, a hardware, a post office and a medical clinic. A skating arena and curling rink are open during the winter months only. A farm machinery dealership lies opposite the town across Highway 2. Residents of Holland are known as "Hollanders". Holland is the administrative centre of the surrounding municipality of Victoria and home to the LaSalle Redboine Conservation District and the Tiger Hills Arts Association. A nearby Trappist monastery, Our Lady of the Prairies, makes the famous Oka cheese

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands is a 1948 American film noir crime film directed by Norman Foster starring Burt Lancaster, Joan Fontaine and Robert Newton based on a novel of the same name by Gerald Bulter. It was Lancaster's production company, Norma Productions. Bill Saunders is a former prisoner of war now living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, he gets into a bar fight in which he kills a man and flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that the killing was an accident. Saunders is involved in another fight—this time with a police officer, he ends up behind bars, but Jane, now in love with Saunders, gets him a job driving a truck delivering drugs for her medical clinic when he's released. Meanwhile, hoodlum Harry Carter, who witnessed the earlier bar fight, threatens to expose Saunders to the police. In return for his silence, Carter demands that Saunders cooperate with a planned robbery of his next drug shipment.

When Saunders does do the delivery, Jane rides with him, forcing Saunders to make the delivery as planned to avoid getting Jane involved in the dangerous theft. This betrayal of Carter puts the lives of Saunders and Jane in greater danger. Joan Fontaine as Jane Wharton Burt Lancaster as William Earle "Bill" Saunders Robert Newton as Harry Carter Lewis L. Russell as Tom Widgery Aminta Dyne as Landlady Grizelda Harvey as Mrs. Paton Jay Novello as Sea Captain of Pelicano Colin Keith-Johnston as Judge Reginald Sheffield as Superintendent Campbell Copelin as Publican Leyland Hodgson as Tipster Peter Hobbes as Young Father Hecht and Lancaster purchased the rights to Bulter's novel in 1947, however Lancaster postponed production in order to take a role in the 1948 adaptation of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, the film's title was to be changed from Kiss the Blood Off My Hands to the less graphic Blood on My Hands. A New York Times news item indicates that the PCA blocked the full title, but that decision was overturned on appeal.

During filming, Fontaine was absent for 12 days due to her pregnancy. When the film was released, The New York Times reviewer wrote: "Norman Foster has directed Kiss the Blood Off My Hands with keen appreciation for the story's emotional content and he has handled the scenes of violence with striking sharpness; the long chase that starts the film on its way, with Lancaster racing through winding streets and alleyways of the London waterfront, vaulting fences and scrambling up on roofs, is high-tension excitement. Mr. Lancaster's performance is good, but he would do well to drop some of his tenseness and get more flexibility into his acting. Robert Newton, as a cockney schemer who witnessed the killing and attempts to blackmail Saunders, is somewhat flamboyant but still he gets over an effective characterization."Fan magazine Modern Screen listed in as their Picture of the Month, while referencing some controversy, stating: "But there are those who will hold that it should never have been released.

Some will say that while it does point a moral...yet at the same time it presents as the main character a contemptible rat who, since impersonated by the glamorous Mr. Lancaster, may well be sympathetically looked upon by many impressionable young spectators as an attractively ruthless and model fellow." Joan Fontaine and Burt Lancaster recreated their roles for the Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on February 21 1949 under the title The Unafraid. Jay Novello who had a small role in the film, was in the broadcast. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands on IMDb Kiss the Blood Off My Hands at AllMovie Kiss the Blood Off My Hands at the TCM Movie Database Kiss the Blood Off My Hands film trailer on YouTube

BKV Norrtälje

BKV Norrtälje is a Swedish football club located in Norrtälje. Bollklubben Vargarna were founded in 1933, the club's name being changed to Bollklubben Vargarna Norrtälje in 1993; the team plays in red shirts and blue shorts and in recent times has enjoyed several seasons in Division 3 Norra Svealand, the fifth tier of Swedish football. Since their foundation BKV Norrtälje has participated in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system; the club plays in Division 2 Norra Svealand, the fourth tier of Swedish football, having gained promotion from Division 3 at the end of the 2010 season. The club played a few seasons in Division 2 Östra Svealand in the 1990s, they play. BKV Norrtälje are affiliated to the Upplands Fotbollförbund. In recent seasons BKV Norrtälje have had the following average attendances: BKV Norrtälje – Official Website BKV Norrtälje – Men's Football BKV Norrtälje Facebook