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The genus Pulsatilla contains about 33 species of herbaceous perennials native to meadows and prairies of North America and Asia. Derived from the Hebrew word for Passover, "pasakh", the common name pasque flower, refers to the Easter flowering period. Common names include pasque flower, wind flower, prairie crocus, Easter flower, meadow anemone. Several species are valued ornamentals because of their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, plumed seed heads; the showy part of the flower consists of sepals, not petals. The genus Pulsatilla is sometimes considered a subgenus under the genus Anemone or as an informally named "group" within Anemone subgenus Anemone section Pulsatilloides; the flower blooms early in spring. In South Dakota in the center of North America, the flower blooms from late March through early June. Pulsatilla patens is the provincial flower of Manitoba, Canada and is the state flower of the US state of South Dakota. Pulsatilla vulgaris is the County flower for both Cambridgeshire in England.

Pulsatilla vernalis is the county flower of Norway. The UK has introduced the UK biodiversity action plan to address the 49% decline in wild Pulsatilla species Pulsatilla is toxic, produces cardiogenic toxins and oxytoxins which slow the heart in humans. Excess use can lead to diarrhea and convulsions, hypotension and coma, it has been used as a medicine by Native Americans for centuries. Blackfoot Indians used it to induce abortions and childbirth. Pulsatilla should not be taken during pregnancy nor during lactation. Extracts of Pulsatilla have been used to treat reproductive problems such as premenstrual syndrome and epididymitis. Additional applications of plant extracts include uses for treating coughs, it is used as an initial ingredient in homeopathic remedies. There are about 33 species, including: Image of Pulsatilla cernua Spreng.- Flavon's art gallery

Missa de Beata Virgine (Josquin)

The Missa de Beata Virgine is a musical setting of the Ordinary of the Mass, by Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. A late work composed or assembled around 1510, it was the most popular of his masses in the 16th century; the Missa de Beata Virgine is unusual among Josquin's masses in that the first two movements are for four voices, the last three for five, with the fifth voice derived canonically. Like most musical settings of the mass Ordinary, it is in five sections, or movements: Kyrie Gloria Credo Sanctus Agnus DeiIt uses different plainsong chants for each movement, is a paraphrase mass, one in which the original chants are elaborated, broken up, passed between voices, or sung in different voices simultaneously; the mass is one of only four that Josquin based on plainsong, the second to last. All of the chants in the Missa de Beata Virgine are in praise of the Virgin Mary, the whole is a Lady Mass, the Votive Mass for Saturday, a type, popular around 1500. Since music for two of the movements – the Gloria and Credo – appeared independently in Vatican sources, circulating in 1503 or before, it has been presumed that the mass was assembled from several parts, most the five-voice portions were composed around 1510.

The first appearance of the whole mass was in Ottaviano Petrucci's 1514 book of Josquin's masses, his third such set. Most Josquin took the Gloria and Credo which he had written, wrote a Kyrie to conform to the Gloria, added a Sanctus and Agnus to go with the Credo, since the work's modal coherence suggests that he conceived at least the first two movements, the last three movements together; the Missa de Beata Virgine was one of Josquin's last three masses, with the others being the Missa Sine nomine and the Missa Pange lingua. It was the earliest of the three, Missa Pange lingua the last. Distinguishing the last masses, his late style period in general, was a general simplification and refinement: Josquin left behind the elaborate contrapuntal artifice evident in the masses of the preceding period, such as the two he wrote on the L'homme armé tune, wrote music in which bringing out the meaning of the text, having it understood, was more important than any virtuoso display; the movements differ in their treatment of the source plainchant.

The Kyrie has the chant in all voices and paraphrased. Tonally, both movements end on G, most of their cadences are on G or D; the Credo, the first movement for five voices, ends with a surprising Phrygian cadence on E, uses canonic techniques more prominently than in the preceding movements. The overall sound is reminiscent of Johannes Ockeghem; the Sanctus is unusual among Josquin's mass movements, for the five voices sing throughout without a break: Josquin breaks up the texture with passages in reduced scoring. Yet the texture is light, with the voices singing polyphonically only some of the time. In the closing Agnus, the chant is treated and the texture is similar to that which Josquin used in his chansons. Both the Agnus and Sanctus cadence on C; the popularity of this mass in the 16th century may be due to its "sensuously appealing" surface texture, one which foreshadows the music of composers such as Cristóbal Morales and Nicolas Gombert. Jeremy Noble: "Josquin des Prez", 12, Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy, Alejandro Enrique Planchart, "Masses on Plainsong Cantus Firmi", in Robert Sherr, ed.

The Josquin Companion. Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-19-816335-5 Harold Gleason and Warren Becker, Music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Bloomington, Indiana. Frangipani Press, 1986. ISBN 0-89917-034-X Gustave Reese, Music in the Renaissance. New York, W. W. Norton & Co. 1954. ISBN 0-393-09530-4 Gustave Reese and Jeremy Noble, "Josquin Desprez," Howard Mayer Brown, "Mass", in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Stanley Sadie. 20 vol. London, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1980. ISBN 1-56159-174-2

Yuriy Andriyovych Sydorov

Yuriy Andriyovych Sydorov Sydorov was born on January 16, 1983 in Rostov on Don, Russia. His father was a military man, his mother served as a paramedic. In early childhood Yuriy's father was reassigned, his family therefore had to move about over and over, he graduated from school, located inKyiv region. Being a pupil, used to do freestyle wrestling and Music. Yuriy was fond of studying foreign languages, such as English and German. After graduating was enrolled in Kyiv Economic University, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in 2004. In 2005 Yuriy got a Master's degree in "Goods and services market management. After that, in 2014, he obtained the MBA degree at Edinburgh Business School. Due to his family's poverty, Yuriy started to earn his living at the age of 16, combining work and education. First steps he took were in the advertising business and commercials, where Yuriy held the position of a Sales manager in "Prices" weekly chronicle. Within 4 years, in age of 20, Yuriy became a commercial director of the advertising agency.

This was the beginning of a long-term experience, while working for the global European and American companies, where Yuriy succeeded from sales to top manager. One of the recent positions held is Head of Sales in French company, which manufactures individual protection means and unionalls. Working as an employee, Yuriy has projects of hiw own. Nowadays Yuriy Sydorov is holding the position of UVETZ, Austria In 2015 for his personal contribution to the promotion on international business and national entrepreneurship Yuriy Sydorov has been decorated with Honorary Insignia "The Golden Scythian Pectoral" of the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. Http://


Asian Highway 81 is a road in the Asian Highway Network running 1143 km from Larsi, Georgia to Baku, with ferry connection to Aktau, Kazakhstan. The route is as follows: S3 Highway: Larsi - Mtskheta S1 Highway: Mtskheta - Tbilisi S9 Highway: Tbilisi S6 Highway: Tbilisi - Marneuli - Guguti: Dzoramut - Vanadzor - Ashtarak: Ashtarak - Yerevan: Yerevan - Yereskh R63 Road: Sadarak M7 Highway: Sədərək - Nakhchivan M8 Highway: Nakhchivan - Julfa - Ordubad - Kilit Branch R65 Road: Julfa - Jolfa M-2 Highway: Agarak - Meghri M-17 Highway: Meghri - Nrnadzor H-49 Road: Nrnadzor - Aghband M6 Highway: Aghband - Mərcanlı M6 Highway: Goradiz - Hajiqabul M2 Highway: Hajiqabul - Ələt - Baku: Baku - Aktau

Ozark cavefish

The Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, is a small subterranean freshwater fish endemic to the United States. It has been listed as a threatened species in the US since 1984, it is listed as endangered by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Ozark cavefish reaches a maximum length of 2.0 in. The head is flattened, it has a protruding lower jaw; the fish has no pelvic fin. It has no optic nerve; the Ozark cavefish lives only in caves. It has lost some unused characters. However, it is well adapted to a cave environment through well-developed sensory papillae, they feed on microscopic organisms, as well as small crustaceans and salamander larvae. Their reproductive rate is low compared to most other fish. Caves which have populations of the Ozark cavefish all have a large source of nutrients, such as bat guano or blown leaf litter. Water quality in caves containing them is high, they are able to tolerate the low oxygen content of ground water found in caves. Cavefish tend to occur in flowing; the Ozark cavefish can receive nutrients from the tree roots above the cave.

The roots are full of nutrients and water. The roots spread photosynthetic products in the cave, so organisms like Ozark cavefish and other species are able to feed on the roots; the geographic distribution of Ozark cavefish consists of northeastern Oklahoma, northwestern Arkansas, southwestern Missouri. The fish is native to the Springfield Plateau of the Ozark Highlands. 15 caves in this area have verified populations. In Oklahoma, populations are known to occur in Delaware County. Historical records for Ottawa and Mayes Counties indicate populations. Factors that have led to the decline of the Ozark cavefish include destruction of habitat, collecting of specimens, disturbance by spelunkers. Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge Endangered Species Guidesheet, Missouri Department of Conservation Ghost Fish of the Ozarks, by Tracy Crede

Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute

Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, located at Pilani, Jhunjhunu District and Chennai, Tamil Nadu is a research institute in India and a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. It was established in 1953 for advanced development in the field of Electronics. Since its inception, it has been working for the growth of electronics in the country and has established the required infrastructure and well experienced manpower for undertaking R&D in the following major areas: Cyber Physical Systems Microwave Tubes Smart SensorsThe Chennai center focuses on process control instrumentation and automation as well as machine vision technologies