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Ross-shire

Ross-shire is a historic county in the Scottish Highlands. The county borders Sutherland to the north and Inverness-shire to the south, as well as having a complex border with Cromartyshire – a county consisting of numerous enclaves or exclaves scattered throughout Ross-shire's territory. Ross-shire includes most of Ross along with Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Dingwall is the traditional county town; the area of Ross-shire is based on that of the historic province of Ross, but with the exclusion of the many enclaves that form Cromartyshire. For shreival purposes the area was first separated from the authority of the sheriff of Inverness by Act of Parliament during the reign of James IV, the sheriff to sit at Tain or Dingwall. Sheriffs were appointed, further acts of 1649 and 1661 restated its separation from Inverness; the 1661 act clarified the area encompassed, based on the pre-Reformation Diocese of Ross. Sir George Mackenzie's Ross-shire estates were transferred to Cromartyshire by a 1685 Act of Parliament.

The Local Government Act 1889 provided that "the counties of Ross and Cromarty shall cease to be separate counties, shall be united for all purposes whatsoever, under the name of the county of Ross and Cromarty." The two counties that became the single local government county of Ross and Cromarty, which continued to be used for local government purposes until 1975, although Ross-shire remained as the postal county for the mainland part of the local government county until 1996. In 1975, Ross and Cromarty was itself replaced by the Highland region and the Western Isles, under the Local Government Act 1973; the region became a unitary council area under the Local Government etc.. Act 1994. There was a Ross-shire constituency of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801, of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. In 1832 it was merged with the Cromartyshire constituency to form the Ross and Cromarty constituency. Western Ross-shire known as Wester Ross, is typified by its mountainous Highland scenery the Torridon Hills which includes such peaks as Beinn Eighe and Liathach.

The highest point in the county is Càrn Eighe at 1,183 m. It contains a long, fractured coastline along The Minch and Inner Sound, consisting of a number of isolated peninsulas split by sea lochs; the eastern half is flatter, consists of towns and farmland bordering the Moray Firth. In the north Dornoch Firth separates the county from Sutherland. In the north-east can be found the hammerhead-shaped Tarbat peninsula, shared with Cromartyshire. To the south-east Beauly Firth forms the border with Inverness-shire; the county contains numerous lochs, the most prominent of these being Loch Ailsh, Crom Loch, Loch a' Choire Mhòir, Loch Fada, Lochan Gaineamhaich, Loch Cluanie, Loch Loyne, Loch Monar, Loch Mullardoch, Loch a' Bhealaich, Loch nan Eun, Loch na Leitreach, Loch an Laoigh, Loch Calavie, An Gead Loch, Loch an Tachdaidh, Loch Sgamhain, Loch a' Chroisg, Loch Clair, Loch Coulin, Loch Fhiarlaid, Loch Dughaill, Loch Coultrie, Loch Damph, Loch Lundie, Loch na A-Oidhche, Loch Maree, Loch a' Ghodhainn, Loch Ghaineamhach, Loch Bad an Sgalaig, Loch a' Bhraoin, Loch Fannich, Fionn Loch, Loch na Sealga, Loch Eye, Loch Glass, Loch Morie, Loch Ussie, Loch Achilty, Loch Garve, Loch Luichart, Loch Achanalt, Loch Meig, Loch Droma, Loch Glascarnoch, Loch Coire Làir, Loch Vaich, Loch a' Chaorunn, Loch na Caoidhe, Loch Beannacharain and the Orrin Reservoir.

Lewis is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Outer Hebrides and the third largest in the British Isles after Britain and Ireland. Due to its flatter, more fertile land, Lewis contains three-quarters of the population of the Western Isles, the largest settlement, Stornoway. To the west lie the isolated and uninhabited Flannan Isles. About 44m north of the Butt of Lewis lie North Rona and Sula Sgeir, a remote group of islands which are included within Ross-shire. Mormaer of Ross Bishop of Ross James McKenzie Map of Ross-shire on Wikishire

WODA

WODA is a radio station in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The station airs at 94.7 FM and it is known commercially as La Nueva 94 FM or La 94. It has a sister station, WNOD airing at 94.1 FM in Mayaguez, covering the western part of Puerto Rico and retransmitting WODA programming. The station is relayed through booster station, WODA-FM1 in Ceiba operating at 94.7 FM. The station was founded in 1965 as WBYM, broadcast its Beautiful music format; the station operates at 94.7 FM, was assigned to Radio Aeropuerto, the owners of WRAI-AM. This radio station was owned and operated by Carlos Pirallo and was named WEYA which means "Ella" or "She", Radio Femenina and it was playing Beautiful Music with an automated system. In the early 1980s changed its call letters to WGSX with the "g" forming a 9 and S like a 5 and it was called 95X, with soft rock format. During the 1980s the station was branded as 95X and its format was CHR/pop airing music from the 1980s pop and rock top stars. WGSX was an affiliate of Casey Kasem's American Top 40 throughout the 1980s.

In 1992, the station changed to an Oldies music format airing Top 40 music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The station was known commercially as Oldies 94.7. Also changing the call letters to WLDI. WNOD began transmissions in early 1960s as WOYE-FM and was owned by Pepino Broadcasters, Inc. managed by the Bonnet Alvarez family. In the 1970s the station was acquired by Prime Time Radio Corporation, was changed to a Spanish Variety format branded as Cosmos 94, La Estácion Espacial Musical; the programs that made history at the station was, El Meneo de la Mañana, La Hora del Rocheo, Astro Rock, Enlace Romántico and La Movida en Diez. In 1995, the station was acquired by Primedia Broadcasting, Inc. and once again changed format and brand name, expanding the Cosmos 94 name across Puerto Rico. Geared toward an ever-growing group of underground rap followers, the station was branded as Cosmos 94 FM, Tu Emisora Radioactiva; however the underground rap music format lasted just for a month and was changed to a CHR/Latin pop format.

It was sold to the Spanish Broadcasting System in 1998. The new owners turned it into a Rock en Español station, a format that lasted until 2002. Before changing the brand to "Onda 94" the last words spoken by the DJ was a quote that says "The human spirit does not die when it's defeated, it dies when it surrenders". During the last couple of hours of transmission as "Cosmos 94" various artists took part of the live broadcast as a sort of tribute to it. After that, it was rebranded as Onda 94. On May 1, 2005, The station changed the format and now plays a reggaeton format branded as Reggaeton 94 FM. El Despelote was moved from La Mega to Reggaeton 94 in 2008. On June 2012, WODA changed its current reggaeton format and now still plays an Urban AC format branded as La Nueva 94 FM; some of the programming on WODA can be listen via LaMusica App. Radio Femenina 94.7 95X Oldies 94.7 Cosmos 94 Onda 94 Reggaeton 94 La Nueva 94 Oye FM Cosmos 94 Onda 94 Reggaeton 94 La Nueva 94 WODA Query the FCC's FM station database for WODA Radio-Locator information on WODA Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WODA Query the FCC's FM station database for WNOD Radio-Locator information on WNOD Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNODQuery the FCC's FM station database for W276AI

Baltic Robinson 2002

Baltic Robinson: 2002, was the third version of Expedition Robinson, or Survivor to air in the Baltic region of Europe. This season premiered on October 5, 2002 and aired until December 15, 2002. Like in the first two seasons, the three tribes were divided based on the contestants country of origin. Along with this, each tribe was given the name of the country of its contestants origin in that country's native language; as the first twist of the season, in episode one all three tribes were forced to vote out one member. What the contestants didn't know was that these three eliminated players would return to the game after the merge in episode five; as there were twelve players in the merge tribe and three finalists, there was a nine-member jury. As each country had to be represented in the final three, contestant Ranno Rätsep became a finalist in episode eight when Maris Valdre, the only other remaining member of the Estonian tribe left in the game, was voted out; because of this, Ranno was immune from the final elimination challenge in episode ten when all remaining Latvian and Lithuanian contestants had to compete against contestants from their home country for a spot in the final three.

It was Rimas Valeikis of Lithuania who won the season with 4 votes against him, the runner up was Estonian Ranno Rätsep with 6 votes against him and the second runner up was Latvian Kristine Koļadina with 8 votes against her given by the jury. Http://www.delfi.ee/news/meelelahutus/robinson/ https://web.archive.org/web/20021119180129/http://www.delfi.ee/news/meelelahutus/robinson/ https://web.archive.org/web/20030228130231/http://www.tv3.lt/index.phtml?page_type=document&document=22658 https://web.archive.org/web/20021014151613/http://www.tv3.ee/index.phtml?nav=&page_type=document&document=17230 https://web.archive.org/web/20020625195113/http://www.tv3.lv/index.phtml?nav=&page_type=document&document=11424

Carrie Budoff Brown

Carrie Budoff Brown is an American journalist and news editor. She is the editor of Politico, she served as the managing editor of Politico Europe and as a White House correspondent at Politico. Prior to joining Politico, she worked as a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Hartford Courant. Brown grew up in Pennsylvania. While attending Central York High School, she interned at the York Daily Record. Brown attended Rutgers University and graduated in 1998, she interned at The New York Times for one and a half years. She was a recipient of the 2012 Merriman Smith Memorial Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage under pressure. During her tenure as editor at Politico, she has been named one of "The 50 Most Powerful People In Trump's Washington" by GQ and as one of "The Most Powerful Women in Washington" by Washingtonian. Appearances on C-SPAN

Scaphiophryne gottlebei

Scaphiophryne gottlebei known as the Malagasy rainbow frog, ornate hopper, rainbow burrowing frog, red rain frog or Gottlebe's narrow-mouthed frog, is one of the most decorated frogs from Madagascar. The primary threats to this endangered species are habitat capture for the pet trade; the Malagasy rainbow frog is a small, brightly coloured species with a distinctive white, orange–red and black pattern on the back, each area of, delineated. The skin on the back is smooth, but that of the grey belly is a little bit rough; the snout is rounded, the eyes are prominent but the tympani are inconspicuous. The limbs are short and robust and the digits of the hand have large tips and the hind feet are webbed. Adapted for both underground and climbing lifestyles, the Malagasy rainbow frog has horny tubercles on the underside of the hind feet to help with burrowing, claws on the forefeet for clinging to vertical canyon walls. With a snout–to–vent length of 2.6 to 4 cm, females average larger and reach a larger maximum size than males which measure 2 to 3.4 cm.

The Malagasy rainbow frog is endemic to the Isalo Massif at an altitude of 700–1,000 m in the central part of southern Madagascar, including the Isalo National Park and areas south of it. Its primary habitat is narrow canyons where the conditions tend to be cool for the tropics dark and humid; the typical temperature in its habitat is 19–22 °C, but overall varies from about 13 to 35 °C. It shares its range with another colourful and endangered frog, the blue-legged mantella, which occurs in the same habitat but prefers more open, sun-exposed areas; the Malagasy rainbow frog digs into the sandy areas bordering the streams or spends its time in small holes or crevices in the rock walls. At night it may climb on the rock walls. Although rare outside its primary canyon habitat, it can be found in open rocky areas in dry forest; the Malagasy rainbow frog is an explosive breeder that breeds in groups in November–December just after the first heavy rainfall in the early rainy season. A group consists of a few tens of individuals and more males than females.

Males call from rock walls or the surface of temporary pools and it is in these that the eggs are laid, which hatch into tadpoles after about three days. The tadpoles have a stout oval body with flattened underside, they turn brownish-grey at night. In the wild they are detritivores and filter feeders, although captives have been reared from Gosner stage 25 to near metamorphosis on fish food, they have the unusual habit of spending the day with their heads submerged in the sediment of the bottom, feeding on detritus, their tails projecting at an angle. During the night the tadpoles swim around filter feeding particles from the open water. Many tadpoles are swept away by torrents during the rainy season and may complete their metamorphosis elsewhere. Metamorphosed young frogs are about half to one-third the size of adults, but otherwise similar. In addition to inactive dispersal of the tadpoles by water currents, adults may disperse during cold weather; the species is quite short-lived only reaching an age of 2 years.

The IUCN lists the Malagasy rainbow frog as "Endangered". Although it is common in some areas, it has a restricted range and its population is believed to be decreasing; the major threats are habitat over-collection for the pet trade. Primary threats to the habitat are wood extraction, overgrazing by livestock and disturbance by tourists; as recent as the 2000s, thousands were captured every year for the pet trade. When added to CITES Appendix II, an export quota was introduced. By 2014, it had been lowered to 0. There are indications that the snake Leioheterodon modestus is an important natural predator of this frog. Arkive.org Painted Burrowing Frog Amphibian.co.uk Madagascan Burrowing Frogs

List of Hot Country Singles number ones of 1968

Hot Country Songs is a chart that ranks the top-performing country music songs in the United States, published by Billboard magazine. In 1968, 24 different singles topped the chart published under the title Hot Country Singles, in 52 issues of the magazine, based on playlists submitted by country music radio stations and sales reports submitted by stores. At the start of the year the number one single was "For Loving You" by Bill Anderson and Jan Howard, in the top spot since the issue of Billboard dated December 23, 1967, it remained at number one until the issue dated January 20, when it was replaced by Merle Haggard's single "Sing Me Back Home". Haggard spent the highest number of weeks at number one in 1968, topping the chart for eight weeks with "Sing Me Back Home", "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde" and "Mama Tried", he was one of three artists to take three different singles to number one during the year, the most by any act. Sonny James reached number one with "A World of Our Own", "Heaven Says Hello" and "Born To Be With You", Tammy Wynette topped the chart with "Take Me to Your World", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Stand by Your Man".

The longest run at number one by a single was the five weeks which Henson Cargill spent in the top spot with "Skip a Rope" in February and March. Two of 1968's country number ones topped Billboard's all-genre singles chart, the Hot 100. Bobby Goldsboro's single "Honey" had had a five-week run atop the Hot 100 when it reached number one on the country chart in May. Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley PTA" spent a single week at number one on the Hot 100 in September and reached the top spot on the country chart the following week. Although it did not achieve the same level of crossover success, Wynette's November chart-topper "Stand by Your Man" has come to be regarded as one of the greatest country songs of all time. In 2003 it topped a poll of critics and industry insiders to find the top song of the genre, in 2010 the song was added by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally or aesthetically significant". In the issue of Billboard dated October 19, Eddy Arnold, one of the most successful country singers of the preceding 20 years, achieved his final number one with "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye".

The single was his 28th number one on Billboard's country charts, a record at the time. Two weeks Arnold was replaced in the top spot when Conway Twitty reached number one for the first time with his single "Next in Line". A former rock and roll singer who had turned to country music in the mid-1960s, Twitty would remain a fixture at the top of the country charts for two decades, set a new record for the most country chart-toppers when he achieved his 29th number one in 1980. Twitty would take 40 singles to the top of the chart between 1968 and 1986, a record would stand until 2006, when George Strait topped the chart for the 41st time. In addition to Twitty, four other acts reached number one on the Hot Country chart for the first time in 1968: Henson Cargill, Jeannie C. Riley, Bobby Goldsboro and Glen Campbell. Of these four acts, only Campbell would go on to top the chart again, he did so before the end of 1968, when his single "Wichita Lineman" was the final number one of the year. 1968 in music 1968 in country music List of artists who reached number one on the U.

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