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Pheasants are birds of several genera within the subfamily Phasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes. Though they can be found world over in introduced populations, the pheasant genera native range is restricted to Asia. Pheasants are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, males being decorated with bright colors and adornments such as wattles. Males are larger than females and have longer tails. Males play no part in rearing the young. Pheasants eat seeds and some insects; the best-known is the common pheasant, widespread throughout the world, in introduced feral populations and in farm operations. Various other pheasant species are popular in aviaries, such as the golden pheasant. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "pheasant" comes from Phasis, the ancient name of what is now called the Rioni River in Georgia, it passed from Greek to Latin to French to English, appearing for the first time in English around 1299. This list is ordered to show presumed relationships between species.

Blood pheasant Blood pheasant Koklass Koklass pheasant Gallopheasants Kalij pheasant White-crested kalij pheasant Nepal kalij pheasant Black-backed kalij pheasant Black kalij pheasant Black-breasted kalij pheasant William's kalij pheasant Oates' kalij pheasant Crawfurd's kalij pheasant Lineated kalij pheasant Silver pheasant Imperial pheasant Edward's pheasant Vietnamese pheasant Swinhoe's pheasant Hoogerwerf's pheasant Salvadori's pheasant Crestless fireback Malayan crestless fireback Bornean crestless fireback Crested fireback Lesser Bornean crested fireback Greater Bornean crested fireback Vieilott's crested fireback Delacour's crested fireback Siamese fireback Bulwer's pheasant Eared pheasants White-eared pheasant Tibetan eared pheasant Brown eared pheasant Blue eared pheasant Cheer pheasant Cheer pheasant Long-tailed pheasants Reeves's pheasant Elliot's pheasant Mrs. Hume's pheasant Mikado pheasant Copper pheasant Typical pheasants Green pheasant Common pheasant Caucasus pheasants, Phasianus colchicus colchicus group White-winged pheasants, Phasianus colchicus chrysomelas/principalis group Prince of Wales pheasant, Phasianus colchicus principalis Mongolian ring-necked pheasants or white-winged ring-necked pheasants, Phasianus colchicus mongolicus group Tarim pheasants, Phasianus colchicus tarimensis group Chinese ring-necked pheasants, Phasianus colchicus torquatus group Taiwan pheasant, Phasianus colchicus formosanus Ruffed pheasants Golden pheasant Lady Amherst's pheasant Peacock-pheasants Bronze-tailed peacock-pheasant Mountain peacock-pheasant Germain's peacock-pheasant Grey peacock-pheasant Green-Armytage, Stephen.

2002. Extraordinary Pheasants. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York. Book ISBN 0-8109-1007-1. Madge and McGowan, Pheasants and Grouse ISBN 0-7136-3966-0 Videos of pheasants in the Internet Bird Collection

Backup validation

Backup validation is the process whereby owners of computer data may examine how their data was backed up in order to understand what their risk of data loss might be. It speaks to optimization of such processes, charging for them as well as estimating future requirements, sometimes called capacity planning. Over the past several decades, organizations have increased their reliance more on "Open Systems" and less on "Closed Systems". For example, 25 years ago, a large bank might have most if not all of its critical data housed in an IBM mainframe computer, but today, that same bank might store a greater portion of its critical data in spreadsheets, databases, or word processing documents; the problem with Open Systems is their unpredictable nature. The nature of an Open System is that it is exposed to thousands if not millions of variables ranging from network overloads to computer virus attacks to simple software incompatibility. Any one, or indeed several in combination, of these factors may result in either lost data and/or compromised data backup attempts.

These types of problems do not occur on Closed Systems, or at least, in unpredictable ways. In the "old days", backups were a nicely contained affair. Today, because of the ubiquity of, dependence upon, Open Systems, an entire industry has developed around data protection. Three key elements of such data protection are Validation and Chargeback. Validation is the process of finding out whether a backup attempt succeeded or not, or, whether the data is backed up enough to consider it "protected"; this process involves the examination of log files, the "smoking gun" left behind after a backup attempts takes place, as well as media databases, data traffic and magnetic tapes. Patterns can be detected, key error messages identified and statistics extracted in order to determine which backups worked and which did not. According to Veeam Availability Report in 2014 organizations test their backups for recoverability on average every eight days. However, each quarter, organizations only test an average of 5.26 percent of their backups, meaning that the vast majority of backups are not verified,so could fail and cause downtime.

Optimization is the process of examining productivity patterns in the process of backup to determine where improvements can be made and where certain backup jobs may be eliminated entirely. The service of backing up data is done by one person in the service of others, the Owners of the data. Becoming more prevalent today is the charging for those services back to the data Owner. A simple fee per backup might be agreed upon, or, as is more the case, a complex charge based on success rates, size and retention is put into place; some form of service level agreement is in place between the backup service provider and the data owner in which it is agreed what is to be done and how the service is to be charged for. Backup Backup software

Deus Le Volt

Deus Le Volt is the eighth in the series of Time Hunter novellas and features the characters Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish from Daniel O'Mahony's Doctor Who novella The Cabinet of Light. It is written by Jon de Burgh Miller, co-author of the Virgin Publishing Bernice Summerfield novel Twilight of the Gods and author of the BBC Books Past Doctor Adventure Dying in the Sun; the novella is available in a limited edition hardback, signed by the author The series is informally connected to the Whoniverse, as it includes the Fendahl, which appeared in the Doctor Who television story Image of the Fendahl and in a number of sequels. Telos Publishing - Deus Le Volt


Swainby is a village in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A172 road, 8 miles north-east from Northallerton and 5 miles south-east from the small market town of Stokesley. Swainby is located at the north-western corner of the North York Moors National Park; the characteristics of the village and the surrounding area consist of traditional Yorkshire dry stone walls, sheep and moorland. The name of the village derives from Old Norse, Sveins and by which means the village next to the swans or the land of Svein's people; the village is close to the ruins of Whorlton Castle. Holy Cross Church was designed by T. H. Wyatt, it is in the Early English style and constructed of locally quarried stone. The grade II listed church was consecrated on 4 October 1877. In the 19th century the housing of miners who worked the nearby hills for ironstone and jet led to an expansion of the village. Scugdale Beck, a tributary of the River Leven, cuts northwards through the village with two roads either side of the water and houses built on both sides.

Swainby contains two public houses, "The Blacksmiths Arms" and "The Black Horse", a caravan park with farm house. Although Swainby is in Whorlton civil parish it has retained an electoral ward in its own name; the population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 1,820. Swainby was the site; the road continued south to Sutton Bank where it fed into the prehistoric road, now the A170. Cattle from Ryedale were brought up to Swainby to be sold in the village; the village is just south of the A172 road which connects the A19 road with Middlesbrough bypassing Stokesley. The village lies on the Northallerton to Stokesley bus route. A railway ran through the village between 1857 and 1899, it connected with Potto railway station on the Picton–Battersby line but it was not open to passenger traffic, being used to move ironstone from Whorlton to the smelters on Teesside only. Robert Aske

Audrey Morris

Audrey Morris was an American singer and pianist who specialized in jazz ballads. Morris had classical piano lessons in her childhood. Through the radio broadcasts of Your Hit Parade, she developed an interest in songs. In her school days she wrote lyrics. In 1950, she began performing in the Capitol Lounge. In 1955, she sang with Charlie Spivak, she recorded her first album in 1955 for the small RCA sub-label Label X. She was offered the opportunity to record an album of film theme music for Warner Brothers. In the following years, she continued to perform locally. In the late 1960s, she limited her performances to her family. In 1981, she had another engagement at Palmer House. In 1985, she released Afterthoughts. In the field of jazz, she was involved between 2001 in twelve recording sessions. Morris died at the age of 89 on April 1, 2018 at the Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Norwood Park, Chicago. Official website Audrey Morris at AllMusic Audrey Morris discography at Discogs

CJM Racing

CJM Racing was a NASCAR Nationwide Series team. It fielded the No. 11 car for a variety of drivers. Businessmen Bryan and Tony Mullet formed Victory Motorsports in 2006 when they purchased the Sprint Cup equipment of Faith Motorsports from Morgan Shepherd. After failing to make the field for each of the early attempts and the team went their separate ways and the team changed its name to CJM Racing. Kertus Davis and David Gilliland, Brent Sherman took over the newly renumbered Dutch Quality Stone No. 72 car. Mike Skinner drove the car for two races that season; the team announced that Brandon Whitt would be the team's Cup driver for 2007, but after three races, it switched to the Busch Series and the No. 11. Jason Keller served as the team's driver and Force Protection Inc. and vehicle history company Carfax signed as sponsors. Keller was moderately successful in the No. 11, with four of his five top 10 finishes for 2007 coming in that car. Keller made his historic 418th start in the No. 11, beating the record set by Tommy Houston.

CJM started 2008 unsponsored, but negotiated a one race contract for Las Vegas with America's Incredible Pizza Company, which turned into a race by race sponsorship and a season long sponsorship. Desiring new direction, the team released Keller after the fall Richmond race, heading to Baker Curb Racing; the team signed former Chip Gannasi Racing driver, Scott Lagasse Jr. for the rest of 2008 and 2009. The team switched to Toyota with support from Joe Gibbs Racing for 2009. After the U. S. Cellular 250, it released Lagasse and replaced him with Trevor Bayne, Kelly Bires, Mike Bliss, Denny Hamlin, Andrew Ranger, Brian Scott. With the driver's release, America's Incredible Pizza left as well, leaving Ridemakerz and FedEx to assume sponsorship; the team fielded the No. 14 Lofton Cattle Toyota to Justin Lofton in the Carfax 200, starting 19th and finishing 16th in Lofton's series debut. December 18, 2009, the team announced that it would suspend operations for 2010. CJM Racing