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Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The city is the second-largest in the province, after Saskatoon and is a commercial centre for southern Saskatchewan; as of the 2016 census, Regina had a city population of 215,106, a Metropolitan Area population of 236,481. It is governed by Regina City Council; the city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Sherwood No. 159. Regina was the seat of government of the North-West Territories, of which the current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta formed part, of the District of Assiniboia; the site was called Wascana, but was renamed to Regina in 1882 in honour of Queen Victoria. This decision was made by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the wife of the Governor General of Canada, the Marquess of Lorne. Unlike other planned cities in the Canadian West, on its treeless flat plain Regina has few topographical features other than the small spring run-off, Wascana Creek. Early planners took advantage of such opportunity by damming the creek to create a decorative lake to the south of the central business district with a dam a block and a half west of the elaborate 260-metre long Albert Street Bridge across the new lake.

Regina's importance was further secured when the new province of Saskatchewan designated the city its capital in 1906. Wascana Centre, created around the focal point of Wascana Lake, remains one of Regina's attractions and contains the Provincial Legislative Building, both campuses of the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada, the provincial museum of natural history, the Regina Conservatory, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts. Residential neighbourhoods include precincts beyond the historic city centre are or noteworthy neighbourhoods – namely Lakeview and The Crescents, both of which lie directly south of downtown. To the north of the central business district is the old warehouse district the focus of shopping and residential development. In 1912, the Regina Cyclone destroyed much of the town; the CCF, formulated its foundation Regina Manifesto of 1933 in Regina. In recent years, Saskatchewan's agricultural and mineral resources have come into new demand, it has entered a new period of strong economic growth.

Regina was established as the territorial seat of government in 1882 when Edgar Dewdney, the lieutenant-governor of the North-West Territories, insisted on the site over the better developed Battleford and Fort Qu'Appelle. These communities were vastly considered better locations for what was anticipated would be a metropole for the Canadian plains; these locations resided on treed rolling parklands. "Pile-of-Bones", as the site for Regina was called, was by contrast located in arid and featureless grassland. Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney had acquired land adjacent to the route of the future CPR line at Pile-of-Bones, distinguished only by collections of bison bones near a small spring run-off creek, some few kilometres downstream from its origin in the midst of what are now wheat fields. There was an "obvious conflict of interest" in Dewdney's choosing the site of Pile-of-Bones as the territorial seat of government and it was a national scandal at the time, but until 1897, when responsible government was accomplished in the Territories, the lieutenant-governor and council governed by fiat and there was little legitimate means of challenging such decisions outside the federal capital of Ottawa.

There, the Territories were remote and of little concern. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, wife of the Governor General of Canada, named the new community Regina, in honour of her mother, Queen Victoria. Commercial considerations prevailed and the town's authentic development soon began as a collection of wooden shanties and tent shacks clustered around the site designated by the CPR for its future station, some two miles to the east of where Dewdney had reserved substantial landholdings for himself and where he sited the Territorial Government House. Regina attained national prominence in 1885 during the North-West Rebellion when troops were able to be transported by train on the CPR from eastern Canada as far as Qu'Appelle Station, before marching to the battlefield in the further Northwest – Qu'Appelle having been the major debarkation and distribution centre until 1890 when the completion of the Qu’Appelle, Long Lake, Saskatchewan Railway linked Regina with Saskatoon and Prince Albert.

Subsequently, the rebellion's leader, Louis Riel, was tried and hanged in Regina – giving the infant community increased and, at the time, not unwelcome national attention in connection with a figure, at the time considered an unalloyed villain in anglophone Canada. The episode, including Riel's imprisonment and execution, brought the new Regina Leader the "Leader-Post," to national prominence. Regina was incorporated as a city on 19 June 1903, with the MLA who introduced the charter bill, James Hawkes, declaring, "Regina has the brightest future before it of any place in the North West T

Nimbus EosXi

The Nimbus EosXi is an Italian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle designed for civilian use and manufactured by NIMBUS Srl. EOS XI is a hybrid airship having a large, gas-filled delta wing which provides both aerostatic and aerodynamic lift, referred to by the manufacturer as a "metaplane"; the cabin, tail assembly and propulsion system are suspended below the wing. Although classified as an aerodyne, the additional aerostatic lift allows short take-off and landing distances. Unlike conventional aircraft, which use adjustable control surfaces known as ailerons to maneuver in flight, the EosXi wing is a stiff structure with no moving parts; the craft uses only the suspended tail assembly's moveable planes for course and attitude control, relying on the wing's aerostatic lift to enhance stability. The large wing has a low wing loading; the wing envelope has a multi-layer construction to obtain the required lightness and aerodynamic characteristics. An example of a metaplane is the air vehicle developed by the Italian company Nimbus and displayed at the Paris Air Show at 2007.

The EosXi is claimed to have exceptional stability, due to its low centre of gravity, while the moveable tail surfaces are claimed to give high maneuverability. The delta wing is claimed to allow stable flight when stalled, which in turn allows steep flight slope angles and low velocity flight with STOL capability. Data from ManufacturerGeneral characteristics Wingspan: 6.5 m Performance Maximum speed: 50 km/h Cruise speed: 30 km/h Endurance: 3 hr Aerostat Aerodyne M. Morrison, Italy special: beyond Turin, November 13, 2007 NIMBUS EOS XI, TURIN MARATHON, Tutta Dritta, December 18, 2009 SkyMedia and Nimbus at PROTEC 2011, SkyMedia, July 19, 2011 R. Taurino, Simulazione numerica del Campo Aerodinamico prossimo ad un metaplano. Progetto D-Fly, Politecnico di Torino, 2007 A. Nassisi, "Progetto di un sistema di georeferenziazione e visualizzazione di flussi video", Politecnico di Torino, 2009 D. Trèves, "Progetto di una Ground Control Station di un Unmanned Aerial System", Politecnico di Torino, 2009 J. Pellissier, corsa ai fondi Ue, ItaliaOggi, March 1, 2007 A. Lo Campo, Torino capofila dei distretti aerospaziali, LA STAMPA, March 1, 2007 O. Giustetti, Piccole e medie imprese alleate Ecco la carta per l'innovazione, la Repubblica, March 3, 2007 A. Settefonti, Le aziende di Torino guardano tutti dall'alto Con il velivolo D-fly, FINANZA MERCATI, March 8, 2007 K. Plucinski, Simulatore di volo light UAV: la missione progetto SMAT_F1, Technologie e Servizi per la Protezione Civile e Ambientale, PROTEC, June 30, 2011 M. Traverso, Un ultraleggero senza pilota targato Pmi, il Giornale del Piemonte, March 8, 2007 J. Pellissier, Piemonte via al d-fly, velivolo Uas, ItaliaOggi, March 8, 2007 Decolla "D-fly" velivolo leggero ideato dalle Pmi, la Repubblica, March 8, 2007 L'aereo "spia" sarà costruito in canavese, TORINOCRONACA, March 9, 2007 Vola senza pilota ma vede e sente tutto, LA STAMPA, March 12, 2007 R. Chiaramonti, Aerospazio al decollo pur senza riconoscimenti, 24 ORE NordOvest, March 14, 2007 A. Previati, Volo sperimentale del <<D-Fly>> della Nimbus, IL CANAVESE, March 16, 2007 A. Pascale, Processi di certificazione di un UAV secondo la normativa CS-VLA, Politecnico di Torino, 2011 Il drone ultraleggero, January 13, 2012 NIMBUS Srl Website

Small nucleolar RNA SNORD82

SnoRNA U82 is a non-coding RNA molecule which functions in the modification of other small nuclear RNAs. This type of modifying RNA is located in the nucleolus of the eukaryotic cell, a major site of snRNA biogenesis, it is known as a small nucleolar RNA and often referred to as a guide RNA. snoRNA U82/Z25 belongs to the C/D box class of snoRNAs which contain the conserved sequence motifs known as the C box and the D box. Most of the members of the box C/D family function in directing site-specific 2'-O-methylation of substrate RNAs.snoRNA U82 has been identified in both humans and mice: it is located in the fifth intron of the nucleolin gene in both species. Two additional snoRNAs are encoded within the introns of the nucleolin gene. U82 is predicted to guide the 2'O-ribose methylation of 18S ribosomal RNA residue A1678. Another, different snoRNA, named U82 has been predicted in the introns of L3 ribosomal protein gene in humans and cows. However, the expression of this snoRNA could not be confirmed by northern blotting or Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and it should not be confused with this snoRNA located in the nucleolin gene.

Page for Small nucleolar RNA SNORD82 at Rfam Entry for SNORD82 at snoRNABase


Aatifi is a contemporary Afghan-German painter and calligrapher. He was born in 1965 in Afghanistan, he works in Bielefeld, Germany. His works contain modern European influences. After graduating as a master calligrapher early, he moved to Kabul in 1982. There he finished High School, opened a workshop shortly after and built a school for drawing and calligraphy, he entered the Kabul University's Fine Arts Faculty in 1989 to become a painter. In the same year, he was awarded the Prize for Calligraphy and Composition by the Afghan Ministry of Culture and was awarded a second time the year after. In 1991, he was awarded first place by the artists group Hakim Naser Khesraw Balkhi. In 1992, he finished his studies in Kabul. Moving to Germany in 1995, Aatifi became a member of the Sächsischer Künstlerbund and worked as a stipendiary at Moritzburg Castle in 1997, he got recognized by painter and professor Siegfried Klotz who offered him classes in 1997/98 at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. In the late 90's Aatifi moved to Bielefeld where he set up his studio to work and to create art to the present day.

Invited by director Stefan Weber Aatifi curated an exhibition in the Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamon Museum Berlin in 2015 titled'Aatifi - News from Afghanistan'. Specialised in preserving and presenting ancient Islamic art, Weber's decision to implement contemporary paintings on a large scale in the museum for the first time was based on Aatifi's approach towards calligraphy.'Aatifi comes from a living tradition, which distinguishes him from a number of contemporary artists. The strengths of the tradition - i.e. the foundations of classical aesthetics in calligraphy - are not always known, nor is the freedom of distancing oneself from these understood. That's. Not so with Aatifi. Aatifi pulls off the balancing act.' Aatifis works can be described as a form of stylized appropriation of written language. Coming from the tradition of classic Arabian calligraphy however, he tried to reduce the evidence of perceivable language further to the point of him using the bare shapes of his source material for the intricacy of the composition.

Using acrylics, ink and metal to establish a wide range of intercepted and connected spaces. In his figurative and abstract works Aatifi turns to printmaking in various techniques, which he first got in contact with when living in Dresden, his colour palette is a representation of his experiences in Afghanistan and Germany, but is based on his travels around the world. In 2016, Aatifi has included works in collage technique to his oeuvre. Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamon Museum Berlin/Berlin State Museums/Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Kupferstich-Kabinett/State Art Collections Dresden Municipal Art Collection Radebeul Federal Centre of Culture Salzau The Collection of the Kunstverein Zwickau e. V. Municipal Art Collection Zwickau 2017: DIE GROSSE NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Group Show 2015:,Aatifi – News from Afghanistan‘, Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamon Museum Berlin, Solo Show 2015:,Aatifi – Prozess III‘, Museum Ratingen, Solo Show 2012:,Ereignis Druckgraphik 4: Ansichten – Aussichten‘, Galerie Vor Ort Ost, Group Show 2011:,METAKOM‘, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Gütersloh, Group Show 2009:,Aatifi – Skripturale Fragmente‘, Galerie im Torhaus, Federal Centre of Culture Salzau, Solo Show 2006:,Contemporary Art Kabul‘, art Karlsruhe, Group Show 2005:,Aatifi – Tanz am frühen Morgen‘, City Gallery Radebeul, Solo Show 1990:,Aatifi‘, Ministry of Culture, Afghanistan, Solo Show 1989:,Aatifi‘, Kabul University, Afghanistan, Solo Show 2012: 5th Collotype Printing Symposium Lepizig, Leipzig 2012: International Graphic Arts Symposium Zwickau, Zebra 5, Kunstverein Zwickau 2009: Stipend at the Federal Centre of Culture Schleswig-Holstein, Salzau 2008: Stipend at the 18th Saxony Graphic Arts Symposium, Leipzig 2001: Stipend at Künstlerhaus Schwalenberg, Schwalenberg 1997: Stipend at Schloss Moritzburg, Moritzburg 1991: 1st Price by the Afghan Artist Group Hakim Naser Khesraw Balkhi 1990: 1st Price by the Afghan Ministry of Culture 1989: 1st Price by the Afghan Ministry of Culture Julia Thieke: Zwischen Lapislazuli und Lithium.

Künstlerportrait Aatifi. In: Kunst & Material, 2016. Martina Bauer: Aatifi – News from Afghanistan, Kerber Verlag, 2015. Kunstverein Zwickau e. V.: Internationales Grafiksymposium Zwickau Zebra 5. 2013. The Graphic Arts Museum of Schreiner Foundation: Von Kaiserblau bis Luxusschwarz. Verlag Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, 2011. Friederike Schir, Reiner Kuhn, Manuel Schroeder, Inga Schubert-Hartmann: Metakom. Kettler, 2011. Artist's website Exhibition details about'Aatifi - News from Afghanistan' on the website of the Museum für Islamische Kunst Elke Vogel, fünf Ausstellungstipps der Woche', art Das Kunstmagazin, online-edition, 2. Juli 2015 "Gib mir Fünf! - Ausstellungstipps: Die fünf Ausstellungstipps der Woche - ". 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2018-06-03. Kna. "Ein Schönschreiber: Aatifi stellt auf der Museumsinsel aus". Retrieved 2018-06-03. "Der Zufall der Ästhetik". Felix Langhammer, Axel Gebauer. Retrieved 2018-06-03. CS1 maint: others Krüger, Heike. "Der Bielefelder Künstler Aatifi ist derzeit im Berliner Pergamonmuseum zu sehen".

Stern der Woche. Retrieved 2018-06-03. "News From Afghanistan - tip berlin". Tip berlin. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2018-06-03

Mathews I

Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I was the Supreme Primate of Malankara Church. He was the 88th successor to the Holy Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Catholicos of the East and 18th Malankara Metropolitan; the Catholicos was the youngest son of Rev. Vattakunnel Kurien Kathanar and Pulickaparampil Mariamma in Kottayam, his father Rev. Vattakunnel Kurien Kathanar was Vicar of St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church at Manarcad. In his early days, the Catholicos was called V. K. Mathew and nicknamed Kuttachen. Mathew had his school education at M. D. Seminary High School, Collegiate education in C. M. S. College and Maharaja’s College Ernakulam. After obtaining B. A. Degree in Chemistry, Mathews opted for the ministry of God and joined the Bishop's College, Calcutta for B. D. course. In 1936, Mathew took B. D. and in 1942 joined the teaching staff of the Theological Seminary, Kottayam. On 27 October 1946, V. K. Mathew at the age of 40, received ordination of priesthood from Catholicos Mar Geevarghese II, at Old Seminary.

The Theological Seminary was his main field of activity, was appointed as its Acting Principal in 1948 and as its Principal in 1951, which position he retained till 1966. The Malankara Syrian Christian Association held in 1951 elected Fr. Mathews as Metropolitan-candidate and accordingly on 15 May 1953, the Catholicos Mar Geevarghese along with other Metropolitans of the Synod, consecrated him as Metropolitan Mar Athanasius at Mar Elia Chapel, Kottayam. In addition to the post of Principal of the Theological Seminary, he was in charge of the diocese of Outside Kerala from 1960 to 1976. During this period the Diocese grew significantly; the Metropolitan made several tours to different parts of the diocese. In July 1963, at the invitation of Russian Orthodox Church, Mar Athanasius and Daniel Mar Philexinos visited Moscow and attended the golden jubilee celebration of the Metropolitan consecration of H. H. Alexy I Patriarch as the representatives of the Catholicos of the East. On 31 December 1970 Mar Athanasius was elected as successor to Baselios Augen I as Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan by the Malankara Association.

The Metropolitan was called upon to assist the Catholicos in the administration of the Church from 1972 onwards. On 24 September 1975, Mar Athanasius assumed the charge of Malankara Metropolitan with the approval of the Synod, when Baselios Augen I voluntarily relinquished charge of that office. Mar Athanasius was installed by the Holy Synod as Catholicos Mar Thoma Mathews I on the apostolic throne of St. Thomas 0f the East in a ceremonial function held on Monday, 27 October 1975 at the Old Seminary, he was 68. The Installation service was conducted by the Episcopal Synod. Daniel Mar Philoxinos, the Secretary to the Synod, was the chief celebrant of the service, he was installed as Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic throne of St. Thomas on 27 October 1975 succeeding Mar Baselios Augen; the Catholicos is 88th in succession and the fifth after the re-establishment of the Catholicate in India. The title affixed to the Catholicos is Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews I. While'Baselios' has been the traditional formal title of all Catholicoses, taken after the great scholar and theologian Mar Baselios of Cappadocia,'Mar Thoma' was suffixed to imply the lineage of Malankara Metropolitans, in which Mathews I came 18th.

The term'Mar Thoma' has a historical significance. Following the Coonen Cross Oath of 1653, the Malankara Metropolitans took the title'Mar Thoma' signifying and following the St. Thomas tradition of the Church. Nine Malankara Metropolitans, who ruled the Church from 1653 to 1816, bore the title Mar Thoma; this title, came to be dropped following the intervention of the Church of Syria from the times of Mar Thoma VI. Mar Thoma VI accepted the title Mar Dionysius in certain exigent situation of dependence on them. Mar Thoma VII, VIII and IX, had not used the title, but on, traditional Greek names like Dionysius, which were used in the Eastern Church including the Church in Syria came into regular use in the Malankara Church since the time of Metropolitan Pulikottil Mar Joseph Dionysius II. The Church recaptured the spirit of national independence and affixed the'Mar Thoma' title to the Catholicos when Mathews I was installed as the Primate of the Church Mathews I made himself available to the entire Church.

While he was in office, the present system of holding the Holy Episcopal Synod at least twice a year at fixed periods and with proper agendas came into effect. Mathews I wished the Malankara Church to be known as Indian Orthodox Church, worked to preserve its independence. During his time the Orthodox Theological Seminary at Kottayam was affiliated to The Serampur University and the seminary was upgraded as a degree college, he wanted the Theological College to be made an Independent University for Theology. He consecrated "Mooron", a rare function, on 1 April 1977 at Old seminary Chappel, Kottayam and on 25 March 1988 at Devalokam Catholicate Chappel, he consecrated 10 Bishops, five at Pazhanji Church on 15 May 1978 and at Puthiacav St Mary's Church, Mavelikara on 15 May 1985. Mathews I was an authority on Church Canons and history, he was associated with the lawsuits related to factional disputes within the Church when he was a layman and he sought advice on such matters from experts in the field during this time from his elder brother Cherian Vattakunnel.

As an unmatched dauthority on Church Canons, he was able to strengthen the autonomy and continue the autocephaly of the Church unchallenged. He translated and published several works so they were available to all in Malayam, Tamil, H

Bogaletch Gebre

Bogaletch "Boge" Gebre was an Ethiopian scientist and activist. In 2010, The Independent characterized her as "the woman who began the rebellion of Ethiopian women." Along with her sister Fikirte Gebre, Gebre founded KMG Ethiopia called Kembatti Mentti Gezzima-Tope. The charity works to serve women in many areas, including preventing female genital mutilation and bridal abductions, the practice of kidnapping and raping young women to force them into marriage. According to the National Committee on Traditional Practices of Ethiopia, such practices were the basis of 69% of marriages in the country as of 2003; the Independent reports that the organization has reduced the rate of bridal abductions in Kembatta by over 90%, while The Economist notes it has been credited with reducing female genital mutilation from 100% to 3%. In 2005, Gebre was awarded the 2005 North-South Prize and in 2007 the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. For her contributions to the development of Africa, Boge was awarded the King Baudouin International Development Prize in May 2013.

Herself a victim of female genital mutilation at the age of 12, Gebre was forbidden a formal education by her father but sneaked out of her home to attend a missionary school. She studied microbiology in Jerusalem before attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a Fulbright scholarship. While in the United States, she launched her first charitable organization, Development through Education, through which students in Ethiopian high schools and universities received $26,000 worth of technical books. After earning her PhD in epidemiology, Gebre returned to Ethiopia to help protect the rights of women in the 1990s. Following an initial public speech on the taboo topic of HIV/AIDS, Gebre realized that she would need to establish credibility with the community before she could effect change and so set herself to correcting problems that were pointed out to her, providing necessary supplies to build a bridge that would allow regional children to reach the nearest school and traders to reach the local market.

Once the bridge was built and her sister formed KGM Ethiopia, opening community consultations village by village to protect the rights of women. Women in Ethiopia