Samur River

Samur is a river in Russia's Dagestan Republic flowing through Azerbaijan. The Samur river originates in glaciers and mountain springs of the Greater Caucasus mountains, it rises in the northeastern part of Guton Mount at an elevation of 3,648 m. Descending from the mountains for 7 km, the river receives its tributary the Khalakhur River flowing down from an elevation of 3,730 m; the length of the river is 216 km, its basin 5,000 km2. The elevated and midsections of the river from through the territory of Russia, lower sections flow through Azerbaijan making up the Russian-Azerbaijani border. After joining its other tributary Usuxçay River, the width of the river grows. Once the river is in the open Caspian basin, it splits some of its parts into Tahirçay and Uğar 28 km rivers on Azerbaijani territory; the river feeds on rain and underground waters with its volume broken up as follows: 42% from rain, 32% from underground waters, 22% from snow, 4% from glaciers. The river supplies irrigation water to the Samur-Absheron channel, which follows south to Jeyranbatan reservoir.

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Treaty of the Eighteen Articles

The Treaty of the Eighteen Articles was a proposal for a treaty between Belgium and the Netherlands to establish borders between the two countries. The initial proposal was finalised in London on 26 June 1831; the Belgian Revolution of 1830 challenged the territorial settlement of the Congress of Vienna, - with French support for Belgium, but the opposition of the other continental Great Powers - threatened another continent-wide war. A conference was therefore organised in London, where France and England took the lead in arbitrating a solution. Among the more controversial issues debated in London 1830-1 were the financial settlement between the newly independent Belgium and Holland, the territorial issue, with the disposal of Luxemburg and Limburg being inflammatory elements. Though the Treaty of Eighteen Articles was accepted by Belgium, it failed due to the resistance of the Dutch monarch William I, who swiftly invaded Belgium in the Ten Days Campaign. Although the Great Powers intervened to force an armistice, the terms of the Treaty were revised in Dutch favour, to create the Treaty of Twenty-Four Articles.

It was to those revised terms that the Dutch were to appeal at the end of the decade, in order to obtain the Luxemburg/Limburg territory allocated them therein, but retained still under Belgian control. A new Conference saw the Eighteen Articles succeeded by the Treaty of London, incorporating the Treaty of the Twenty-Four Articles of October 1831. Benelux List of treaties Rattachism Chronology: The July Monarchy "Treaties". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1911. P. 231

Isaac Kissi

Isaac Kissi is a Ghanaian footballer. Kiss attended the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School in his native Ghana, studied for two years at the University of Ghana, before accepting a soccer scholarship with the University of Dayton in the United States in 2007, he subsequently played three years of college soccer with the Flyers. Kissi was drafted in the third round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA but was not offered a contract by the team and was cut before the season started, he subsequently signed with the Rochester Rhinos, made his professional debut on May 19, 2010 in a game against Crystal Palace Baltimore. He scored his first two professional goals on June 12, 2010 in a 2-1 win, again over Crystal Palace Baltimore. Rochester re-signed Kissi for the 2012 season, which will be his third with the club, on October 25, 2011. USSF Division 2 Pro League Regular Season Champions: 2010 Rochester Rhinos bio Dayton bio