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Owari Province

Owari Province was a province of Japan in the area that today forms the western half of Aichi Prefecture, including the modern city of Nagoya. The province was created in 646. Owari bordered on Mikawa and Ise Provinces. Owari and Mino provinces were separated by the Sakai River, which means "border river." The province's abbreviated name was Bishū. Owari is classified as one of the provinces of the Tōkaidō. Under the Engishiki classification system, Owari was ranked as a "superior country" and a "near country", in relation to its distance from the capital. Owari is mentioned in records of the Nara period, including the Kujiki, although the area has been settled since at least the Japanese Paleolithic period, as evidenced by numerous remains found by archaeologists. Early records mention a powerful “Owari clan”, vaguely related to, or allied with the Yamato clan, who built massive kofun burial mounds in several locations within the province, from which archaeologists have recovered bronze artifacts and mirrors dating from the 4th century.

Atsuta Shrine is of ancient origin, ranking with Ise Shrine in importance, is the repository of one of the Imperial Regalia of Japan, the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi. Under the Engishiki classification system, Owari was divided into eight counties, which persisted as administrative units into the Edo period; the exact location of the provincial capital is not known, but is traditionally considered to have been located in what is now the city of Inazawa, although the Ichinomiya of the province is located in what is now Ichinomiya. During the Heian period, the province was divided into numerous shōen controlled by local samurai clans. However, by the Sengoku period, the province had fragmented into many small territories dominated by the Oda clan. Under Oda Nobunaga, the province was reunified. Nobunaga began his campaign to reunify Japan from his stronghold at Kiyosu Castle. and many of his retainers were natives of Owari, including Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Katō Kiyomasa. Under Tokugawa Ieyasu, the province was assigned as a feudal domain to his ninth son, Tokugawa Yoshinao with official revenues of 619,500 koku, the largest domain in the Tokugawa clan holdings outside of the shogunate itself.

Yoshinao was founder of the Owari Tokugawa clan, one of the Gosanke, which had the hereditary right of succession to the position of shōgun should the main line fail. The castle town of Nagoya prospered during this period, Owari Province was known for its ceramics industry. Following the abolition of the han system in 1871 after the Meiji Restoration, former Owari Domain and Inuyama Domain were transformed into short-lived prefectures, which were joined with Nukata Prefecture, the former Mikawa Province, to form the new Aichi Prefecture in January 1872. At the same time, the province continued to exist for some purposes. For example, Owari is explicitly recognized in treaties in 1894 between Japan and the United States and between Japan and the United Kingdom. Aichi Prefecture Aichi District Chita District Haguri District – dissolved Kasugai District Higashikasugai District – dissolved Nishikasugai District Kaisei District – merged with Kaitō District to Ama District on April 4, 1913 Kaitō District – merged with Kaisei District to Ama District on April 4, 1913 Nakashima District – dissolved Niwa District Yana District Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth..

Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. Historical and Geographic Dictionary of Japan. Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha. OCLC 77691250 Media related to Owari Province at Wikimedia Commons Murdoch's map of provinces, 1903

Halim Shah

Sayed Abdul Halim Shah is a First-class and List A cricketer from Bangladesh. He was a star with the Bangladesh U-19 side in the late 1980s, he failed to fulfill his early promise of a glorious international career but he was a respected cricketer in the domestic arena. He made his first-class debut for Dhaka Metropolis in the 2000/01 season, he played for Dhaka Division from 2001/02 to 2004/05. A right-handed batsman and occasional off-break bowler he scored 2 first-class hundreds and 7 fifties, with a best of 161* against Barisal Division

Aung Soe

Bagyi Aung Soe was a Burmese painter renowned for his modernistic, semi-abstract art, which caused such a shock in Burma when it appeared that many called it "psychopathic art". The name "Bagyi" is his phonetic spelling of the word "pangyi", meaning "painting", which he first added to his name in 1955; the Indian government offered him a scholarship in 1951 to study art at Santiniketan, founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, but he chose to return to Burma after only a year. He traveled throughout Burma studying its handicrafts, classical art and architecture that of Bagan. In early 1953 one of Aung Soe's abstract paintings was published in Shumawa magazine, causing considerable controversy; some said. In the winter of 1953 he was able to visit Peshawar and Moscow for art studies, it has been alleged that in Russia he saw the works of modern European masters such as Picasso and Kandinsky, but this can hardly be true because the work of the European modern masters was in deep storage in Russia and unavailable to public view during the Stainist period and for many years afterwards.

However, it is clear that Aung Soe was influenced by European painters such as Picasso and Matisse Japanese painting, the work of painters at Santiniketan, both contemporary and deceased, whose works were in the Santiniketan Museum. During his time at Santiniketan, Aung Soe met the Indonesian expressionist painter Affandi, who influenced him. In addition to these foreign influences, Aung Soe was influenced by the long history of Burmese Traditional painting, stretching back to the time of Bagan, which can still be seen on the walls of temples of the old city there. After this, he had to depend on the Rangoon University library for art books as a source of inspiration. An eccentric, at times drunken and emotional, he had few friends in the artistic community, few who shared his views on art, he worked alone, but did show his work in informal underground exhibitions, introducing concepts such as Cubism and Surrealism. To earn money, Bagyi Aung Soe painted for magazines and book covers until the end of his career.

At times his family was so poor that his wife had to sell a noodle soup, to support them. Bagyi Aung Soe never found success during his life, he died in 1990, going blind. Aung Soe thought about the relevance of art in 20th-century Burma. According to Yin Ker, "He aspired for his paintings to be visual translations of Buddhist truths, not mere illustrations of episodes from the Buddha's previous lives or pretty pictures of pagodas and monks". In his years, in poverty and with failing health, he became obsessed with creating an artistic idiom that reflected the Buddhist laws of impermanence, his biographer has said "he transposed his spiritual aspirations and experiences into his artistic mission statement and applied their practical methods to the act of creation". Though Aung Soe's talent was unrecognized during his life, he is now among the most admired and most famous of Burmese modern artists. Less than ten years after his death, his paintings fetched thousands of dollars in Indonesian art galleries.

The organizer of a 2009 exhibition in his honor said "almost two decades after his death, his art continues to fascinate and stimulate". Singapore Art Museum Santiniketan Nandalal Bose Affandi Ranard, Andrew. "The Modernist Movement: The Outsiders". Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History. Silkworm Books. Pp. 240–253. ISBN 978-974-9511-76-3. "L'art fou ou art moderne birman selon les illustrations de Bagyi Aung Soe" "The Legacy of Bagyi Aung Soe - 20th Anniversary". July 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-16. - An open-access online database of periodical and book illustrations and covers by Bagyi Aung Soe

Prince Township Wind Farm

Prince Wind Farm is a large wind farm in northern Ontario. Prince Wind Farm is owned by a subsidiary of Brookfield Power, it is located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario within the township of Prince but extending into Unorganized Algoma, however it is visible from as far away as Pancake Bay Provincial Park. Prince I, 99 MW was completed in September 2006, Prince II, 90 MW, in November 2006; the average capacity factor for the first five full years of operation was 27.2%. Prince Wind Farm has a footprint of 300 hectares and the total area is over 10,000 hectares. Main components of the Prince Wind farm: 126 GE SLE 1.5 MW wind turbines 90 kilometers of underground collector cables. 11.2 kilometers of above ground transmission line two electrical substations that step-up the voltage for the grid to 230 kV. One Switching Station, for interconnection into the Great Lake Power Transmission system. 50 kilometers of access roads. Meteorological towers. Unlike modern wind farms in Ontario, Prince Wind Farm does not provide met data to the Independent Electricity System Operator from its met towers.

An operations and maintenance building located in west Sault Ste. Marie. Prince Wind Farm has secured 30 land owner agreements with private land owners and 20 turbines are located on crown land. Early development for Prince Wind Farm began in 2000, when Brookfield started the environmental assessment process, wind data collection and lease negotiations. Prince Wind Farm was the first wind farm that Brookfield Renewable Power developed and constructed. Phase I construction begun in September 2005 and achieved commercial operation on September 21, 2006. Phase II begun in January 2006 and achieved commercial operation on November 19, 2006. List of offshore wind farms Independent Electricity System Operator website Power Being Generated in Ontario by Site

The John Varley Reader

The John Varley Reader is a representative collection of 18 of the science fiction short stories by John Varley, first published in paperback in September 2004. It features 5 new stories; each story is preceded by an autobiographical introduction. Introduction "Picnic on Nearside" "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" "In the Hall of the Martian Kings" "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance" "The Barbie Murders" "The Phantom of Kansas" "Beatnik Bayou" "Air Raid" "The Persistence of Vision" "Press Enter" "The Pusher" "Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo" "Options" "Just Another Perfect Day" "In Fading Suns and Dying Moons" "The Flying Dutchman" "Good Intentions" "The Bellman" The John Varley Reader title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Days of Future Future

"Days of Future Future" is the eighteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, the 548th episode of the series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 13, 2014, it was directed by Bob Anderson. The episode is a sequel to "Future-Drama" and a continuation of "Holidays of Future Passed", set 30 years from the present. In this futuristic installment, Bart goes to a clinic to rid himself of his feelings for his ex-wife Jenda, Lisa must choose whether or not to cure her zombie husband Milhouse after he gets bitten by a homeless zombie, Marge loads Homer onto a flatscreen monitor and throws him out of the house. Marge wakes to find Homer atop of the kitchen table in nothing but his underwear, gives him advice on his health. Just when Homer seems to be taking Marge's words to heart, he marches upstairs to tell his wife that he will take his health only to fall down the stairs and die. At his funeral, Professor Frink announces that he has made a clone of Homer, Marge warns Homer to take this second chance seriously.

After thirty years of clones dying, Frink cannot bring Homer back, but has stored his memory in a flash drive, which he plugs into a television screen. When Marge realizes that her husband is just a face on a screen, she is fed up with him, gives the flash drive to Bart, so that Homer can reside with him until she can figure out a way to get used to him in his current form. Bart shows Homer an abandoned classroom at Springfield Elementary; as soon as a glum Bart sends his two sons to his ex-wife Jenda's house, he needs advice more than now, but Homer is of no use when the monitor freezes. Working at a dinosaur amusement park, Bart laments. Elsewhere at Lisa's zombie soup kitchen, her husband Milhouse is attacked by a zombie. Unable to move on from his ex, Bart sees a targeted billboard telling him to move on using shock therapy that makes him forget. After the procedure, Bart visits Marge, who claims to not miss Homer that much, but in an attempt to initiate a conversation between her and Homer, he sees she does miss Homer.

Homer returns to normal when Bart starts to get back into the dating scene, sleeps with one woman after another, including Lisa's former teacher, Miss Hoover. At Bart's apartment, Homer gets a new lease of life in a robot suit. Bart's sons ask him to help Jenda out with her depression, she shows up in tears, telling Bart that after she bought a shedding tank for Jerry, her alien boyfriend, he humiliated her and broke up with her for someone else. Bart comforts her by mentioning he is trying to get his life on track and her crying is a reminder of what he lost. Jenda invites him to dinner, it goes well and the two decide to patch up their relationship again. However, the two fall into their bad habits of not paying attention to each other that destroyed their marriage the first time, become unsure whether to continue working things out. Meanwhile and zombie Milhouse are attacked by bullies, Lisa finds it attractive that Milhouse fights them off, she does not want him cured and is stalked by Dr. Hibbert, not happy about her decision.

Bart and Lisa both go to Moe's to deal with their respective marital problems, where Marge tells them to stick through. She electrocutes herself to death in order to live in the flash drive with Homer. Milhouse is cured and Bart moves on from Jenda, discovering that she has started seeing Jerry again. Bart finds himself back in the therapist's chair, learns that what he experienced was just a neural implant. Bart and Lisa visit Marge and find out that she and Homer have gotten back together, she gave him a new robot body and personality. Bart recommends Lisa try moving on if things do not work out with her and Milhouse, but Lisa points out that Milhouse is still a zombie and there is no cure, much to her own affection, Santa's Little Helper is seen talking. Dennis Perkins of The A. V. Club gave the episode a C, saying "Things are worse for The Simpsons after tonight’s sequel, ‘Days Of Future Future,’ where Burns returns to the inevitable sci-fi future of the series and limits the show’s world more.

Losing much of the heart of its predecessor in favor of the sort of ill-conceived and contradictory character arcs the latter, scattershot Simpsons has become notorious for, ‘Days Of Future Future’ reveals a series willing to shrug off what it still could be. Instead, this future Simpsons world seems just a playground for writers to use up whatever Futurama jokes they had left over."Tony Sokol of Den of Geek gave the episode four out of five stars, saying "The Simpsons’s ‘Days of Future Future’ is a laugh every 2.5 seconds, allowing for wind resistance. A worth entry into what will someday be an longer running longest running show that has walked up a flight of stairs. I love Jerry, Bart’s future ex-wife’s new soon to be ex-Alien lover. Nelson's mom still has to strip at the age of 87. With 99 Democrats in the Senate, because the Republican still knows how to get things his way. Of course Ralph Wiggum will be the new chief of police, he is a chip off the old cop. Santa’s Little Hybrid is an unnatural progression that Cosmo does not teach about."Teresa Lopez of TV Fanatic gave the episode four out of five stars, saying "I always love The Simpsons episodes that show the possible futures of Bart, Maggie and Marge.

And this week was no exception