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Rhamnales

The Rhamnales Lindl. are an order of dicotyledon plants in the subclass Rosidae. In the Cronquist system, the following families were placed here: Family Elaeagnaceae – Family Leeaceae Family Rhamnaceae Family Vitaceae Leea may be included within the Vitaceae; the Rhamnaceae are no longer considered close relatives of these other forms, newer systems move them to the Rosales. The order becomes the Vitales. Under the APG III system of classification, Rhamnales is not recognized. Instead, the families included here under the Cronquist system are included under the following orders: Elaeagnaceae and Rhamnaceae are placed within Rosales Leea recognized in its own family Leeaceae, is included within Vitaceae, recognized in its own order, Vitales Lindley, John. "Alliance III Rhamnales". A Systematic View of the Organisation, Natural Affinities, Geographical Distribution,of the Whole Vegetable Kingdom. Longman, Orme, Brown and Longman. Retrieved 2008-06-11. Natural Resources Conservation Service. "Classification for Kingdom Plantae Down to Order Rhamnales".

The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-06-11. "Rhamnales". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 June 2008. Media related to Rhamnales at Wikimedia Commons

The Mute's House

The Mute's House is a 2015 Israeli documentary film directed by Tamar Kay about the Rajabi's, a single mother and her son, both Palestinians living in the Jewish quarter of the West Bank city of Hebron. The film was produced by Ariel Richter and Tamar Kay as their thesis film at The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film & Television School; the film was well received by audiences. In October 2016, the film was listed as one of the 10 shortlisted films to compete for the 89th Academy Award's Best Documentary Short Subject. A building in Hebron, deserted by its Palestinian owners, is called “The Mute's House" by the Israeli soldiers stationed there and by the tour guides who pass by; the building's only occupants are a deaf woman and her eight-year-old son, Yousef. The family's unique story, which unfolds against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is told through the eyes of the young and charismatic Yousef, as he goes through his daily routine in both the Jewish and Muslim areas of a city torn apart by hatred and violence.

The film premiered in November 2015 at IDFA, has participated in over 20 international film festivals since. It premiered on Israel's Channel 8 on January 21, 2017; the film has received positive reactions and reviews. As the film deals with the politically volatile subject of the West Bank, there has been some criticism by both right and left wing audiences regarding the representation of the city and its residents. Touching doc on'unique, amazing' Palestinian boy contends for Oscar nomination - NonFictionFilm.com - Jan 13, 2017'Storm' drifts off Oscar map, but'Mute's House' stands its ground - Jewish Journal - Dec. 21, 2016 Oscars: 10 Doc Shorts That Go to Great Lengths - The Hollywood Reporter - Nov. 15, 2016 10 Documentary Shorts Vie for Nominations - IndieWire - Oct. 26, 2016 The Mute's House Official Website The Mute's House on IMDb The Mute's House Trailer on YouTube

The Fighting Marine

The Fighting Marine is a 1926 American drama film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, featured the only screen performance by the boxing heavyweight champion, Gene Tunney. The film is now considered to be lost. Gene Tunney as Dick Farrington Marjorie Day as Lady Chatfield Walter Miller as Larry Stuart Virginia Vance as Ruby Sherman Ross as Charles Vellard Anna Mae Walthall as Mazzie Wally Oettel as Roger Poole Jack Anthony as Matt Mike Donlin David Dunbar Joseph North W. J. Allen Ben Walker Bert Gardner Frank Hagney List of film serials List of film serials by studio List of lost films The Fighting Marine on IMDb The Fighting Marine at SilentEra

Birdman discography

American rapper Birdman has released five studio albums, two mixtapes, 23 music videos, 48 singles, including 23 as a featured artist, seven promotional singles. In 2002, Birdman released his debut studio album Birdman under the recording name "Baby", it peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album; the third single, "Baby You Can Do It", only charted on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart. In 2003, Birdman collaborated with singer Ginuwine on the single "Hell Yeah" and rapper Bow Wow on the single "Let's Get Down", which reached numbers 17 and 14 on the Hot 100. In 2005, Birdman released his second album Fast Money, it peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200, the album's two singles, "Get Your Shine On" and "Neck of the Woods", both charted in the top 75 of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2006, Birdman released Like Son, a collaboration album with fellow rapper Lil Wayne, it peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts.

Like Father, Like Son produced four singles, including "Stuntin' Like My Daddy", which peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100. Birdman's third studio album 5 * Stunna was released in 2007, included the singles "Pop Bottles" – which peaked at number 38 on the Hot 100 – "100 Million" and "I Run This". Birdman's fourth studio album Priceless was released in 2009, it peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200, number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 3 on the Top Rap Albums chart. Priceless included four singles. In 2010, Lil Wayne and singer Jay Sean appeared on the Kevin Rudolf single "I Made It", which reached number 21 on the Hot 100 and charted in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Since 2010, Birdman has released the singles "Loyalty", "Fire Flame", "I Get Money", "Y. U. Mad" and "Born Stunna", all of which have reached the top 65 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Big Tymers discography Cash Money Millionaires discography Official website Birdman at AllMusic Birdman discography at Discogs Birdman discography at MusicBrainz

Disc golf

Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target. It is played on a course of 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached; the number of throws a player uses to reach each target are tallied, players seek to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws. The game is played in about 40 countries and, as of 2019, there are 53,366 active members of the PDGA worldwide. Disc golf was first invented in the early 1900s; the first game was held in Bladworth, Canada in 1926. Ronald Brandon Cain and a group of his Bladworth Elementary School buddies played a game of throwing tin lids into 4-foot wide circles drawn into sandy patches on their school grounds, they called the game Tin Lid Golf and played on a regular basis. However, after they grew older and went their separate ways, the game came to an end, it was not until the 1970s that modern disc golf would be introduced to Canadians at the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships in Toronto and Vancouver, BC.

Modern disc golf started in the early 1960s, but there is debate over who came up with the idea first. The consensus is. Students at Rice University in Houston, for example, held tournaments with trees as targets as early as 1964, in the early 1960s, players in Pendleton King Park in Augusta, Georgia would toss Frisbees into 50-gallon barrel trash cans designated as targets. In 1968 Frisbee Golf was played in Alameda Park in Santa Barbara, California by teenagers in the Anacapa and Sola street areas. Gazebos, water fountains, lamp posts, trees were all part of the course; this took place for several years and an Alameda Park collectors edition disc still exists, though rare, as few were made. Clifford Towne from this group went on to hold a National Time Aloft record. Most disc golf courses have 9 or 18 holes, exceptions most have holes in multiples of three. Courses with 6, 12, 21, 24 or 27 holes are not uncommon; the PDGA recommends. The longest holes in the world measure more than 1,500 feet long.

Course designers use trees, elevation changes, water hazards, distance variation, along with out-of-bounds zones and mandatory flight paths to make each hole challenging and unique. Many courses include multiple tee positions or multiple target positions to cater to players of different ability levels. Most disc golf courses are built in more natural and less manicured environments than golf and require minimal maintenance. Professional course designers consider safety a critical factor in course design, are careful to minimize the danger of being hit by a flying disc while providing designs that create strategy in play and variety in shots for enjoyment. Holes are designed to require a range of different throws to challenge players with different strengths or particular skills. Many courses are central organizing points for local disc golf clubs, some include shops selling disc golf equipment. More than 80% of the courses listed on Disc Golf Course Review are listed as public and free to play.

Three countries account for 85% of all disc golf courses worldwide: the United States and Canada. Other notable countries include Sweden, Estonia, which has the highest density of disc golf courses per km2 of dry land of any country and the third-highest number of courses per capita, behind Iceland and Finland, which have 150 and 20 courses per million inhabitants, respectively. Outside North American and European strongholds, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea have the most courses. There are disc golf courses on every continent, including 24 in Latin America, 8 in Africa, one in Antarctica. A disc golf tee is the starting position of a hole; the PDGA recommends. The tee box is a pad of concrete, rubber, gravel, or artificial turf; some courses have natural turf with only the front of the tee position marked or no tee boxes at all and players begin from a general location based on the course layout. Established courses have tee signs near each tee position. Signs may depict a simple map of the hole including the tee, expected disc flight, out-of-bounds areas, water hazards and mandatory paths.

Signs include the distance to the hole, par. Some courses may have sponsor logos, they are supplemented with a larger sign near the course entrance which has a map of the entire course. Although early courses were played using trees, fence posts, or park equipment as the target, standard disc golf baskets are by far the most common type of target on modern courses; some courses feature tone targets that are designed to make a distinctive sound when hit with a disc. Disc golf baskets are constructed with a central pole holding a basket under an assembly of hanging chains; when a disc hits the chains, it is but not always, deflected into the basket. Per PDGA rules, in order to complete a hole with a basket target, the disc must "enter the target above the top of the tray and below the bottom of the chain support, come to rest supported by the target. There are many different brands of baskets made by numerous manufacturers; the sport of disc golf is set up similar to a game of golf. A "round" is played on a disc golf course consisting of a number of "holes" 9 or 18.

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Look Both Ways (album)

Look Both Ways is an album by Steamchicken, their first with lead vocalist Amy Kakoura. It was released on 10 March 2017. James Miller, in the Morning Star, described Look Both Ways as "a thunderous jazz-folk-soul concoction that cries out to be blasted out loud through open windows on a hot summer’s evening". Dave Beeby, reviewing the album for The Living Tradition magazine, said that it had confounded his expectations. In using a full brass section and a driving rhythm section, Steamchicken had moved beyond providing a collection of ceilidh dance tunes to showcasing tracks that are "imaginatively arranged by the band, showing varied influences, from reggae to New Orleans jazz, with their dance roots showing and the amazing vocal range of Amy handling everything thrown at her". Martha Buckley, for Folk Radio UK, said that Look Both Ways demonstrated Steamchicken's "knowledge of both folk and jazz, polishing traditional gems into sparkling arrangements, adding successful original compositions to create an eminently hummable album".

Dai Jeffries, for Folking.com, described the album as "possibly the definitive statement of jazz-folk". Marc Higgins, for Northern Sky magazine, said: "From the opening call of the brass section this is an album that sticks up two fingers at our compulsion to pigeon hole. Is it jazz or folk?... Mary And The Soldier takes a Folk Ballad and turns it into a big band anthem with a groove and elasticity that Bellowhead could only dream of, it roars along, as what sounds like an accordion swirls over a reggae infused beat on a bed of big band brass stabs and choruses, till it ends on a rapid crescendo that leaves you gasping". Reviewing the album for Music Republic Magazine, Simon Redley said: "British seven-piece band Steamchicken blend folk, gypsy-swing, blues and the kitchen sink on their good-time album. Together for 20-odd years, this is a new direction in sound for them, their first release featuring the quite splendid Amy Kakoura on lead vocals... The humour and fun elements do not over shadow the sheer musical talent here, nor the palpable chemistry that’s in abundance across these tracks".

David Chamberlain of Fatea was impressed that "each track is not just a song but a piece of Musical Theatre". For him, "the standout track on Look Both Ways is Gypsy, an original composition that takes the story of the Raggle Taggle Gypsies and turns it around to give the Lady's point of view; the combination of the words, the sultry arrangement and Amy's voice all serve to convey the hope of a new life with her lover tinged with regret at leaving her former one, no matter how suffocating it became". Nick Hart, for Bright Young Folk, said that the band's arrangement of "Brigg Fair" and "Gypsy" "together form the most convincing attempt yet at marrying English folk song and ambient dubstep; this is not just down to the solidity of the rhythm section in providing down tempo but not leaden beats, but the well-considered use of the band’s four piece horn section". Ireland's Pure M magazine gave a 4.5-starred rating to the band's release of "Gypsy" as a single, which its reviewer, Danielle Hollon, described as having a "20th century, Great Gatsby feeling".

The album was recorded and mastered by John Rivers. The album sleeve, incorporating photography by Elly Lucas, was designed by Mandy Sutton and Amy Kakoura. "Jericho" – 3:28 "Brigg Fair" – 2:54 "When I Get Low I Get High" – 2:54 "Western Approaches" – 4:46 "Gypsy" – 5:29 "Oh Mary" – 4:08 "Big Tin Horn" – 2:57 "Foot Falling" – 4:05 "Mary and the Soldier" – 3:26 Amy Kakoura – vocals Andrew Sharpe – piano, keyboards Becky Eden-Green – alto saxophone, bass Joe Crum – percussion Katy Oliver – trumpet Mandy Sutton – tenor saxophone Matt Crum – soprano saxophone, synthesiser Ted Crum – harmonica, melodeon