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Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is a region in Quebec, Canada. It contains the Saguenay Fjord, the estuary of the Saguenay River, stretching through much of the region, it is known as Sagamie in French, from the first part of "Saguenay" and the last part of "Piekouagami", the Innu name for Lac Saint-Jean, with the final "e" added to follow the model of other existing region names such as Mauricie, Témiscamie, Jamésie, Matawinie. The name Saguenay is derived from the Innu word "Saki-nip" which means "where water flows out". With a land area of 98,712.71 km2, the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is, after the Nord-du-Québec and Côte-Nord regions, the third-largest of Quebec regions in the area. This region is bathed by two major watercourses, Lac Saint-Jean and the Saguenay River, both of which mark its landscape and have been the main drives of its development in history, it is irrigated by several other large watercourses. Bordered by forests and mountainous massifs, the southern portion of the region constitutes a fertile enclave in the Canadian Shield called the Saguenay Graben.

Both the scenery and the cultural sites and activities of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean attract tourists every year. Lac Saint-Jean is a popular vacation destination in the summer for residents of the more urban regions of Quebec; the region is considered the heartland of the Quebec sovereignty movement. The beauty of the region can be directed by Bruce Beresford; the population of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region was 276,368 at the Canada 2016 Census, representing 3.5% of Quebec's population. It is concentrated in three clusters: the city of Saguenay, the city of Alma and the agglomeration of Roberval, Saint-Félicien and Dolbeau-Mistassini. Saguenay, the region's largest city, is located west of the fjord south of the river; the flag was incorporated in 1938 on the centenary of the first settlers' coloniztion in 1838 and was created by Mgr. Victor Tremblay, a local historian; the four colours represent the four elements of the richness of Saguenay: the grey cross represents aluminum, an important product of local industry.

Following the Saguenay municipal reorganization in 2002, the region now counts 49 municipalities. Regional County Municipalities Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality Le Domaine-du-Roy Regional County Municipality Maria-Chapdelaine Regional County Municipality Independent City Saguenay Native Reserve Mashteuiatsh within Le Domaine-du-Roy, Sources: Government of Quebec, Ministry of Municipal Affairs Francophone: Commission scolaire de la Jonquière Commission scolaire du Lac-Saint-Jean Commission scolaire du Pays-des-Bleuets. Commission scolaire des Rives-du-SaguenayAnglophone: Central Quebec School Board Allen, H. D.. "Le Saguenay: Region in Transition". The Teachers' Magazine. Montreal: Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers of Quebec. XLVIII: 10. Portail du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Official website saguenay lac st jean Tourisme Alma

Virgin Cars

Virgin Cars Ltd was an internet automobile retailer, established by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, co founded by Ian Lancaster in May 2000. This was as part of the Virgin brand of companies; the speed at which the company was launched, was the most startling aspect. It went from drawing board to fledged company, with logistics, finance and web based sales operations, all being set up between December 1999 and May 2000 using Logica, the London-based IT services company. Branson predicted. By October 2000, the company had sold over generating £ 30 million. In July 2001, the company started Virgin Bikes. By 2003, the company only managed to sell 12,000 cars in total. On 23 May 2003, Branson opened Virgin Cars' first showroom in Greater Manchester, it was located at the end of the M602 motorway, near the A6/A57. On 22 December 2005, the company stopped all trading; the building which it occupied, was stripped of all branding. In 2008, the site became the new home of the Day Manchester Peugeot dealership.

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Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle is the first novel by Rita Mae Brown. Published in 1973, it was remarkable in its day for its explicit portrayal of lesbianism; the novel is a coming-of-age autobiographical account of Brown's youth and emergence as a lesbian author. The term "rubyfruit jungle" is a term used in the novel for the female genitals; the novel focuses on Molly Bolt, the adopted daughter of a poor family, who possesses remarkable beauty and, aware of her lesbianism from early childhood. Her relationship with her mother is rocky, at a young age her mother, referred to as "Carrie", informs Molly that she is not her own biological child but a "bastard". Molly has her first same-sex sexual relationship in the sixth grade with her girlfriend Leota B. Bisland, again in a Florida high school, where she has another sexual relationship with another friend, the school's head cheerleader Carolyn Simpson, who willingly has sex with Molly but rejects the "lesbian" label. Molly engages in sex with males, including her cousin Leroy when the two were younger.

Her father, dies when she is in her junior year of high school. Molly pushes herself to excel in high school, winning a full scholarship to the University of Florida. However, when Molly's relationship with her alcoholic roommate is discovered, she is put into their psychiatric ward and denied a renewal of her scholarship. Possessing little money, she hitchhikes to New York to pursue an education in filmmaking. In New York, Molly has her first experiences in lesbian communities, she is critical of most of the circles she meets and, as she always has done, continues to define herself and go down her own path. Molly appears to notice environmental differences between the countryside and the city, she notices similarities of American culture-at-large. At film school, she continues to observe and ignore the heterosexual culture that appears to saturate the world around her. Molly takes a trip home to have her mother Carrie star in her short documentary that will be her final project for her film degree.

After a quiet but successful graduation from film school, Molly runs into all of the roadblocks she expected to in looking for a job in her field. She is offered secretary jobs, she does not take any of the jobs and states that if it takes her until she’s 50 years old so be it. This work is notable for being an early literary lesbian novel. Many lesbian readers have found in it a reflection of their own observations. While some refer to it as "just another lesbian coming of age novel", its success is part of why the genre is now considered a cliché. However, the book was criticized by psychological theorist David Halperin, who considered its savage ridiculing of butch culture to be heteronormative. In 2015, Rita Mae Brown was awarded the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society for Rubyfruit Jungle; the book is directly referenced in Educating Rita with the central character confessing she has changed her name from Susan to Rita in tribute to both the author and the book.

A 1977 review reported. In an interview at the 2015 republishing of the book, Brown remarked that the book was an immediate success at the time of its publication. Danforth, Emily. "Teenage Tales: Sneaking Looks In Sexy Books". All Things Considered. NPR. Haynes, Anna J.. "Examining Rita Mae Brown's "Rubyfruit Jungle"". Anna J. Haynes. Annajhaynes.com. Maria Machado, Carmen. "Rubyfruit Jungle: Polymorphous And Perverse". Uncovered Classics