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Pubis (bone)

In vertebrates, the pubic bone is the ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis. It is covered by a layer of fat, covered by the mons pubis, it is divisible into a superior ramus and an inferior ramus. In the female, the pubic bone is anterior to the urethral sponge; the left and right hip bones join at the pubic symphysis. The pubis is the lower limit of the suprapubic region; the clade Dinosauria is divided into the Saurischia and Ornithischia based on hip structure, including that of the pubis. An opisthopubic pelvis is a condition where the pubic bone extends back towards the tail of the animal, a trait, present in birds. In a propubic pelvis, the pubic bone extends forward towards the head of the animal, as can be seen in the Saurischian pelvic structure pictured below; the acetabulum, which can be thought of as a "hip-socket", is an opening on each side of the pelvic girdle formed where the ischium and pubis all meet, into which the head of the femur inserts.

The orientation and position of the acetabulum is one of the main morphological traits that caused dinosaurs to walk in an upright posture with their legs directly underneath their bodies. The prepubic process is a bony extension of the pubis that extends forward from the hip socket and toward the front of the animal; this adaptation is thought to have played a role in supporting the abdominal muscles. Non-placental mammals possess osteological projections of the pubis known as epipubic bones; these evolved first among derived cynodonts, evolved as a means of support for muscules flexing the thigh, facilitating the development of an erect gait. However, these prevent the expansion of the torso, preventing pregnancy and forcing the animal to give birth to larval young. Placentals are unique among all mammals, including other eutherians, in having lost epipubic bones and having been able to develop proper pregnancy. In some groups, remnants of these pre-pubic bones can be found as os penises; this article incorporates text in the public domain from page 236 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy Anatomy photo:44:st-0713 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Pelvis: Hip Bone"

Silkosiya Reserve

Silkosia is a nature reserve in Strandzha Nature Park, located in the homonymous mountain, southeastern Bulgaria. Its territory close to the villages Balgari. Silkosia is the oldest reserve in the country, declared on 23 July 1931 in order to protect the evergreen bushes unique for Europe, it encompasses part of the Veleka river catchment area with a territory of 389.6 ha or 3.896 km2. The terrain is various, in the lower parts there are predominantly swamp areas with typical Central European flora; the reserve encompasses territory between 100 and 250 m altitude and is thus among the lowest-lying nature reserves in the country. The variety of plant species is high and includes 260 vascular plant species on a territory of less than 4 km2. Of them, 3 are endemic and 16 are relict species. There are specimen from different geographical latitudes which makes it interesting for the scientists. Plant inversion can be observed in the reserve; the beech trees are located in the higher and cooler areas, while the oak trees occupy the lower parts.

In Silkosia it is the other way round: the oak forests are located higher in the mountain. Forests cover 97.9% of the total area of the reserve. The average age of the trees is 120–130 years, at places – over 200 years. In the wet valley rare species such as the strandzhan periwinkle, caucausian blueberry, common yew can be observed, it is the only place in Europe, where the wild medlar tree can be found. The most common flowers are the caucausian cowslip and the spring cyclamen which blossom in February and March; the Silkosia reserve has rich wildlife. The most common amphibian species include the European green toad, European tree frog and the agile frog. Typical reptilians in the reserve are the spur-thighed tortoise, Hermann's tortoise and scheltopusik. There are many species of snakes - Caspian whipsnake, Aesculapian snake, Blotched snake, Montpellier snake among the others. There are various bird species; the golden oriole, Sardinian warbler, common blackbird, Eurasian jay, common chaffinch nest in the reserve, as well as different species of falcons and many others.

Mammals include beech marten, European pine marten, gray wolf, wild boar and others. Георгиев, Георги. Националните и природните паркове и резерватите в България. Гея-Либрис, София, 2004, с. 130 - 131 ISBN 954-300-028-X "Official Site of the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria". Retrieved 18 June 2016. "Strandzha Nature Park". Official Site of Strandzha Nature Park. Retrieved 18 June 2016

The Source (Jackie McLean album)

The Source is a live album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean featuring Dexter Gordon recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in 1973 and released on the SteepleChase label. Robert Christgau wrote in his 1977 column in The Village Voice that he preferred The Source to both McLean's The Meeting and Gordon's 1976 Homecoming if he wanted to "hear recent live Dexter". AllMusic critic Scott Yanow was less enthusiastic, writing that "the music is a bit loose and long-winded but recommended to straightahead jazz fans". " Half Nelson" - 18:36 "I Can't Get Started" - 7:18 "Another Hair-Do" - 13:31 "Dexter Digs In" - 11:04 Jackie McLean – alto saxophone Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone Kenny Drewpiano Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersenbass Alex Rieldrums The Source at Discogs

Mary Kenner

Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner was an American inventor most noted for her development of the sanitary belt. Racial discrimination prevented its adoption for thirty years, she came from a family of inventors. Her father, who she credited for her initial interest in discovery, was Sidney Nathaniel Davidson. In her lifetime, he patented a clothing press which would fit in suitcases, though he made no money on the invention, her grandfather invented a light signal for trains, her sister, Mildred Davidson Austin Smith invented and commercially sold board games. Kenner graduated from high school in 1931, she attended Howard University. She invented the sanitary belt with moisture-proof napkin pocket, not used until 30 years after she invented it; the company that first showed interest in her invention rejected it after they discovered that she was an African American woman. In 1957, she was able to save up enough money to get her first patent on the sanitary belt. Between 1956 and 1987 she received five total patents for her household and personal item creations.

She shared the patent on the toilet tissue holder with Mildred Davidson. The patent number was US 4354643, dated October 19, 1982, she held a patent on a back washer that could be mounted on the shower or bathtub wall. This invention was patented in 1987 patent number 4696068, she patented the carrier attachment for a walker in 1959, after Mildred developed multiple sclerosis. She worked as a professional floral arranger and had her own business in the field of Washington DC area. Blashfield, Jean F. Women inventors. Minneapolis: Capstone Press. Vol. 4, pp. 11–16 Jeffrey, Laura S. Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century. Enslow Publishers, pp 29–35 Sluby, Patricia C; the Inventive Spirit of African Americans: Patented Ingenuity. Westport, Conn: Praeger, pp 147–150 Women Inventors. Women Inventors | NCpedia, 2011, www.ncpedia.org/industry/women-inventors

Home Made (2017 film)

Home Made (Hebrew: כמו בבית‎, is an Israeli short film directed and written by Shira Meishar, produced by Lihi Sabag. The film has been screened at Durban International Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival and more. A woman, supposed to be going home to her partner to celebrate her 50th birthday prepares to leave the restaurant where she works, but in the end she spends the evening with two strangers. A film about the alternative life that resides in each of us; the film won for the Best Script at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. It was nominated at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and semi-finalists in the 44th Student Academy Awards. Evgenia Dodina won a prize for acting in the film at the Actors Festival. Home Made on IMDb

2009–10 MEAC men's basketball season

The 2009–10 MEAC men's basketball season marks the 39th season of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball. The MEAC season started on a tragic note, as Hampton captain Theo Smalling was shot and killed in an accidental shooting outside a nightclub; the incident took place on October 24 and Smalling died two days later. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coaches and sports information directors voted Morgan State the preseason #1 and Norfolk State senior guard Michael DeLoach the preseason player of the year. First team Michael DeLoach, Norfolk State Reggie Holmes, Morgan State Jason Flagler, South Carolina State Neal Pitt, Maryland Eastern Shore Sam Coleman, Coppin StateSecond team C. J. Reed, Bethune-Cookman Vincent Simpson, Hampton Michael Harper, Coppin State Kevin Thompson, Morgan State Paul Kirkpatrick, HowardPreseason Player of the Year Michael DeLoach, Norfolk State MEAC Official website