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Porky Pig

Porky Pig is an animated character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons, he was the first character created by the studio to draw audiences based on his star power, the animators created many critically acclaimed shorts featuring the character. After he was supplanted by characters, Porky continued to be popular with moviegoers and, more the Warners directors, who recast him in numerous everyman and sidekick roles, he is known for his signature line at the end of many shorts, "Th-th-th-that's all folks!" This slogan had been used by both Bosko and Buddy and Beans at the end of Looney Tunes cartoons. In contrast, the Merrie Melodies series used the slogan: So Long, Folks! until the mid 1930s when it was replaced with the same one used on the Looney Tunes series. He is the oldest continuing Looney Tunes character. Porky's most distinctive trait is a severe stutter, for which he sometimes compensates by replacing his words. Porky's age varied in the series. In the ending of many Looney Tunes cartoons, Porky Pig bursts through a bass drum head, his attempt to close the show with "The End" becomes "Th-Th-The, Th-Th-The, Th-Th...

That's all, folks!" Porky Pig would appear in 153 cartoons in the Golden age of American animation. The character was introduced in the short I Haven't Got a Hat, directed by Friz Freleng. Studio head Leon Schlesinger suggested that Freleng do a cartoon version of the popular Our Gang films. Porky only has a minor role in the film, but the fat little stuttering pig became popular. Porky's name came from two brothers who were childhood classmates of Freleng, nicknamed "Porky" and "Piggy". Since Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising had left the studio in 1933, taking the studio's star character Bosko with them, Looney Tunes had been kept afloat by cartoons featuring the bland Buddy. Porky's introduction pointed to things to come. Tex Avery was hired to the studio in 1935, his film Gold Diggers of'49 reused much of the cast from I Haven't Got a Hat, albeit in wildly different roles. Porky transitioned from a shy little boy to an immensely fat adult. Though he was still in a supporting role, Porky got most of the laughs.

The directors realized. Porky shared his stutter with the voice actor who played him, Joe Dougherty, a person who stuttered; because Dougherty could not control his stutter, production costs became too high as his recording sessions took hours, Porky's additional lines were done by Count Cutelli. The versatile Mel Blanc replaced Dougherty in 1937. Blanc continued the stutter; this is parodied in A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court, where Bugs Bunny struggles to pronounce the word "porcupine", which Porky pronounces with no trouble. Porky's Duck Hunt was released in 1937, Blanc became the permanent voice of Porky until his death in 1989. In interviews, Blanc said that he intended Porky's stutter to be suggestive of the grunting of actual pigs. Porky's Duck Hunt was the first film of another Looney Tunes star, Daffy Duck. Porky starred in dozens of films in the late 1930s; the directors still did not have a grasp on the character, however. Several such cartoons show Porky as a child with parents: an unnamed mom.

Bob Clampett pinned Porky down in 1939, making him a permanent young adult: cuter, slimmer and less of a stutterer. Some cartoons show Porky as an antagonist, he settled into a kind persona. Clampett's Porky was an innocent traveler, taking in the wonders of the world—and in Clampett's universe, the world is a weird place indeed; this principle is best demonstrated in Porky in Wackyland, a film that sends Porky on a quest to find the last of the surreal Dodos, Yoyo Dodo. Porky in Wackyland was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry in 2000. In his commentary as part of the 1970s documentary film Bugs Bunny: Superstar, Clampett said that his early version of Tweety Bird had to be redesigned after his first picture because the producers thought he "looked naked". Meanwhile, as Clampett noted, nothing was made of the fact that "all those years, Porky never wore any pants!" However, Porky was seen with Tick Tock Tuckered and Brother Brat. Porky's post at the pinnacle of the Warners' pantheon was short-lived.

In 1937, the studio tried pairing Porky with various sidekicks, such as love interest Petunia Pig, cantankerous foil Gabby Goat, a screwy black duck, Daffy. Daffy Duck, the creation of Tex Avery, was by far the most popular outshining Porky. In fact, Friz Freleng satirized this phenomenon when he directed You Ought to Be in Pictures, where

Railway Labor Executives' Association v. Gibbons

Railway Labor Executives' Association v. Gibbons, 455 U. S. 457, was a U. S. Supreme Court case that affirmed distinction between the Commerce Clause and Bankruptcy Clause of the Enumerated powers, held that legislation passed by Congress regarding bankruptcy must respect the uniformity requirement by not targeting a specific company. In March 1975, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Co. petitioned for reorganization with the Interstate Commerce Commission. The reorganization allowed the company to survive for over four years, but a labor strike in September 1979 forced it to cease all operations; the ICC ordered the Kansas City Terminal Railway Co. to provide service over Rock Island's railways. On January 25, 1980, the reorganization court concluded that reorganization was not possible and directed the Trustee of the organization to begin preparing for liquidation of the company; the liquidation was scheduled to happen in March 1980 concluding the ICC's contract with the Kansas City railway company.

Congress responded to this crisis by passing 45 U. S. C. ch. 19, the Rock Island Railroad Transition and Employee Assistance Act, which would have instructed the ICC to liquidate assets and prioritize compensating labor who lost their jobs because of the bankruptcy, but had not found new employment through liquidation contracts. The amount that Congress believe owed to these employees amounted to $75 million dollars, it was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on May 30, 1980, three days before the reorganization court's order to abandon the Rock Island railways was to become active. On June 5, appellees filed a complaint with the reorganization court declaring RITA unconstitutional; the reorganization court issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting its enforcement. The court suggested. Congress again responded to this injunction by invoking Section 701 of the Staggers Rail Act, which re-enacted RITA and added 45 U. S. C. § 1018, which stated "any decision of the bankruptcy court with respect to the constitutionality of any provision of this chapter... shall be taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit".

The bill was passed on October 14, 1980. The United States had motioned the reorganization court six days prior to vacate its previous injunction, as the Staggers Act would render it moot; the day after the Staggers Act was passed, the reorganization court denied the motion to vacate. Pursuant to the newly enacted law and the United States appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; the Court of Appeals affirmed the reorganization court's decision with an split. Appellant petitioned the Supreme Court; the Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision that RITA, as amended by the Staggers Act, was "repugnant" to the Bankruptcy Clause which required bankruptcy laws to apply "uniformly". The majority's opinion elaborated that the court first had to determine if Congress was invoking the Bankruptcy Clause or the Commerce Clause; the majority opinion was delivered by Justice Rehnquist, who claimed determining what power Congress was exercising was "admittedly not an easy task". However, they decided it was inappropriately using the powers of the Bankruptcy Clause, evidenced by the timing of the legislation and that sections explicitly directed the bankruptcy court on how to prioritize distribution of funds.

In sum, RITA imposes upon a bankrupt railroad the duty to pay large sums of money to its displaced employees, establishes a mechanism through which these "obligations" are to be satisfied. The Act provides that the claims of these employees are to be accorded priority over the claims of Rock Island's commercial creditors and shareholders, it follows that the subject matter of RITA is the relationship between a bankrupt railroad and its creditors. See Wright v. Union Central Life Ins. Co. supra, at 513-514. The Act goes as far as to alter the relationship among the claimants to the Rock Island estate's remaining assets. In enacting RITA, Congress did nothing less than to prescribe the manner in which the property of the Rock Island estate is to be distributed among its creditors. Although the original decision was made because of the Just Compensation Clause of the Fifth Amendment, the Supreme Court did not reach on this, as the issue with the Bankruptcy Clause was sufficient to declare RITA unconstitutional.

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Saint Francis D'Assisi High School

Saint Francis D'Assisi High School is a school in Borivali West, India. It is managed by the Franciscan Missionary Brothers, a Catholic religious society founded by Rev. Bro. Paulus Moritz, a German Missionary; the school is recognized by the State Government of Maharashtra. It was established in 1908 and had its centenary celebrations in 2008 with the former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam as the chief guest. IN 1985 when the school had completed 75 years the Guest of Honour was Shri Giani Sail Singh, the President of India, it is one of the biggest schools in Mumbai. The school's sports teams their football team, perform well and win trophies in the inter-school sports competitions conducted in Mumbai; the high school has an average of 10000 students on its roster, from Standards V to X. The curriculum followed in the school was that of the SSC exams. Now the school has started a separate wing, it was started in 2009 in place of the senior college, supposed to be opened offering B. Com, but instead the ICSE wing was opened.

The SSC wing is a boys school. The school is located with a church located on the summit of this hill. Being a rather picturesque location, the school has featured in movies and television serials, it has two arena used for school assemblies, wedding ceremonies, cultural programs and movie shoots and a sprawling ground adjoining Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Mt. Poinsur which are used for conducting sports or programmes like Annual Day; the management has a child college offering engineering courses and an MBA course. There is a technical school offering vocational courses; the school features several extra curricular activities such as student council, RSP, Boys scouts and various sports. This institute runs a Hotel Management wing affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan Open University; the history of St. Francis D'assissi School and Orphanage dates back to 1908. Sebastian Pereira, Archbishop of Daman, who had his see at Colaba and knew the Franciscan Missionary Brothers- CMSF, visited Bro.

Paulus Mortiz, Superior General of the CMSF to start an apostolic activity for the welfare of the poor and neglected children of the Diocese of Bombay. He selected the location at Mt. Poinsur in spite of it being a jungle, it was with the help of his brother companions that Bro. Mortiz took up residence in the rickety old balcony of the dilapidated church of the Immaculate Conception on 4 October 1908, it was no mean task to find a clearing in the forest and to set up a thatched hut that became a residence for the Brothers and the poor boys of the areas. Official website

2007 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2007 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League and the 48th overall, second under head coach Herman Edwards. The team looking to improve on their 9–7 record in 2006 and attempting to secure the franchise's first back-to-back playoff berth since 1995; the season ended with the team's first since 1987 and a 4 -- 12 record. It was the Chiefs' first season with twelve losses since 1978. Considered a year of transition, the 2007 season marked the Chiefs' forty-fifth season in Kansas City and final before renovations began at Arrowhead Stadium. Quarterback Trent Green was traded to the Miami Dolphins, leaving the door open for second-year quarterback Brodie Croyle or back-up quarterback Damon Huard to win the starting job. Huard was named starting quarterback on August 25 for the team's first game of the season, but Croyle replaced him after Huard was injured in the game against Denver in Week 10. Five different running backs were used; the team had no stability at quarterback with Croyle and Huard, who both nursed injuries throughout the season, while their offensive line depleted following the retirement of their former Pro Bowl guard Will Shields.

To honor their late team owner and founder Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs wore a special American Football League patch on their uniforms with the initials "LH" emblazoned inside the logo's football. The Chiefs' off-season began with turmoil over the contract of Tony Gonzalez, the long-term status of Trent Green in Kansas City. For the first time in 20 years the Chiefs entered training camp with some doubt about their starting quarterback. Reserve quarterback Damon Huard was signed to a three-year contract in February and Trent Green was not only asked to restructure his contract, but offered in trades to other teams. Quarterback Brodie Croyle, drafted in 2006, was in contention with Huard to succeed Green throughout the offseason; the Chiefs had said that Green would be welcome to return and compete for the job as well if he was not traded, but Green refused. After the draft had passed, Trent Green was still listed on the Chiefs' roster, but Green's agent stated that Green would not return to the Chiefs for the 2007 season.

On June 5, the Chiefs traded Green to the Miami Dolphins. On August 25, Damon Huard was named the starting quarterback for the season opener against the Houston Texans. Croyle was chosen to be the starter months on November 12; as rumors spread concerning the Chiefs' quarterback situation, more emerged concerning their starting running back, Larry Johnson. The Kansas City Star, without citing a source, reported that the team had offered Johnson up for trade in the weeks before the 2007 NFL Draft; the 27-year-old Johnson participated in all of the Chiefs' off-season program, but was entering the final year of his contract. Johnson made it clear he wanted a deal worth more than the eight-year, $60 million contract San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed in 2005; the Chiefs invited four running backs—California's Marshawn Lynch, Ohio State's Antonio Pittman, Florida State's Lorenzo Booker and Louisville's Kolby Smith—for interviews, had said they were willing to draft a running back in the early rounds.

The Chiefs selected Kolby Smith in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. On June 21, Johnson stated that he was willing to sit out the Chiefs' training camp unless he and the Chiefs reach an agreement on a new contract. Johnson was absent at the start of training camp. On July 25, reports surfaced of former starting running back Priest Holmes informing the team that he would arrive at training camp on the third day of practice. Holmes was considered to be either acting as leverage to re-sign Johnson or reclaim the starting position for himself if Johnson had decided to sit out. Holmes had not played since the middle of the 2005 season after suffering a severe neck injury against the San Diego Chargers, but remained on the team's payroll and roster. On August 21, Johnson and the Chiefs agreed to a five-year contract extension that secured Johnson's status with the Chiefs through the 2012 season; as a result of this extension, Johnson became the highest-paid running back in the NFL based on average salary per year.

The contract is worth $45 million, with $19 million guaranteed. Of the guaranteed money, $12 million is $7 million is guaranteed salary. On August 30, Johnson played his first pre-season game in the 2007 exhibition season, carrying the ball only 3 times in the first quarter of the Chiefs' match-up against the St. Louis Rams. On April 27, defensive end Jared Allen was suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season. Despite earlier stating that he would seek a trade, Allen announced that he would return to the Chiefs, signed a one-year contract. On July 16, Allen's suspension was reduced to two games following an appeal; the Chiefs had nineteen free-agent players heading into the 2007 off-season. In January, the Chiefs agreed to terms on a two-year deal with offensive tackle Ramiro Pruneda from Monterrey Tech in Monterrey, Mexico. In March, the Chiefs signed both offensive tackle Damion McIntosh and middle linebacker Napoleon Harris to six-year contracts; the team signed long snapper J. P. Darche.

Insideside linebacker Donnie Edwards, defensive tackle Alfonso Boone, strong safety Jon McGraw. In May, the Chiefs signed 16 undrafted rookie free agents for OTA's. Among those signed were Tyron Brackenridge and Dimitri Patterson, both of whom remained on the Chiefs' 53-man roster throughout the season. In August, the Chiefs signed kick returner Eddie Drummond to a one-year contract; the Chiefs signed wide receiv

Sequence space (evolution)

In evolutionary biology, sequence space is a way of representing all possible sequences. The sequence space has one dimension per amino acid or nucleotide in the sequence leading to dimensional spaces. Most sequences in sequence space have no function, leaving small regions that are populated by occurring genes; each protein sequence is adjacent to all other sequences that can be reached through a single mutation. It has been estimated that the whole functional protein sequence space has been explored by life on the Earth. Evolution can be visualised as the process of sampling nearby sequences in sequence space and moving to any with improved fitness over the current one. A sequence space is laid out as a grid. For protein sequence spaces, each residue in the protein is represented by a dimension with 20 possible positions along that axis corresponding to the possible amino acids. Hence there are 400 possible dipeptides arranged in a 20x20 space but that expands to 10130 for a small protein of 100 amino acids arranges in a space with 100 dimensions.

Although such overwhelming multidimensionality cannot be visualised or represented diagrammatically, it provides a useful abstract model to think about the range of proteins and evolution from one sequence to another. These multidimensional spaces can be compressed to 2 or 3 dimensions using principal component analysis. A fitness landscape is a sequence space with an extra vertical axis of fitness added for each sequence. Despite the diversity of protein superfamilies, sequence space is sparsely populated by functional proteins. Most random protein sequences have no function. Enzyme superfamilies, exist as tiny clusters of active proteins in a vast empty space of non-functional sequence; the density of functional proteins in sequence space, the proximity of different functions to one another is a key determinant in understanding evolvability. The degree of interpenetration of two neutral networks of different activities in sequence space will determine how easy it is to evolve from one activity to another.

The more overlap between different activities in sequence space, the more cryptic variation for promiscuous activity will be. Protein sequence space has been compared to the Library of Babel a theoretical library containing all possible books that are 410 pages long. In the Library of Babel, finding any book that made sense was impossible due to the sheer number and lack of order; the same would be true of protein sequences if it were not for natural selection, which has selected out only protein sequences that make sense. Additionally, each protein sequences is surrounded by a set of neighbours that are have at least some function. Protein Sequence space Directed evolution Protein engineering High-dimensional space

Kaohsiung Municipal Tsoying Senior High School

Tsoying Senior High School is a senior high school in Zuoying District, Taiwan. Lin Hwai-min established the Tsoying Dance Division In 1984; the division has studies for Chinese opera and for Western styles of dance, including ballet and modern dance. Gerdes, Ellen. "ECLECTIC LESSONS FROM TAIWAN: HARD - WORKING DANCERS AT TSOYING HIGH SCHOOL. Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship. World Dance Alliance. July 2013. Gerdes, Ellen. "The Role of Technique in Dance Education: The Example of Tsoying High School, Taiwan." Congress on Research in Dance Conference Proceedings, Congress on Research in Dance Conference Proceedings / Volume 41 / Supplement S1 / January 2009, pp 216–227. DOI: 10.1017/S2049125500001138, Published online 4 January 2013. Tsoying Senior High School Tsoying Senior High School Tsoying Senior High School