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Santa's Little Helper

Santa's Little Helper is a cartoon dog in the American animated television series The Simpsons. He is the pet greyhound of the Simpson family, he was voiced by Frank Welker, is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. The dog was introduced in the first episode of the show, the 1989 Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", in which his owner abandons him for finishing last in a greyhound race. Homer Simpson and his son Bart, who are at the race track in hope of winning some money for Christmas presents, see this and decide to adopt the dog. Santa's Little Helper has since appeared on The Simpsons, is the center of the plots of several episodes. During the course of the show, he has fathered litters of puppies, passed obedience school, had surgery for bloat, replaced Duffman as the mascot for Duff Beer, been trained as a police dog at Springfield's Animal Police Academy; some of the episodes that focus on Santa's Little Helper have been inspired by a popular culture or real experiences that staff members of the show have gone through.

Although cartoon animals are humanized, Santa's Little Helper exhibits canine behavior. Santa's Little Helper has become a popular character following his appearances on The Simpsons, he ranked 27th in Animal Planet's 2003 television special 50 Greatest TV Animals, based on popularity, name recognition, the longevity of the shows. He has been featured in merchandise relating to The Simpsons, such as video games, board games, comics. Santa's Little Helper is a greyhound dog that appears on the animated television sitcom series The Simpsons and is the pet dog of the Simpson family, he can be seen on the show in minor appearances, although there have been some episodes that feature him including the first episode of The Simpsons. In that episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Homer discovers that he has no money to buy Christmas presents for the family. Desperate for a miracle, he and Bart go to the greyhound racing track on Christmas Eve in hopes of winning some money. Although Homer has inside information on which dog is the most to win, he instead bets on a last-minute entry, Santa's Little Helper, believing the dog's Christmas-inspired name to be a sign.

However, the greyhound finishes last. As Homer and Bart leave the track, they watch the dog's owner abandon him for losing the race. Bart pleads with Homer to keep the dog as a pet and he agrees after it affectionately licks him on the cheek; when Bart and Homer return home, Santa's Little Helper is assumed by the rest of the family to be a Christmas present. In various episodes, Santa's Little Helper can be seen chewing on newspapers and other objects in the Simpsons' household, destroying furniture, digging holes in the backyard. In "Bart's Dog Gets an F", he manages to infuriate the entire family by destroying valued items in the home; as a result and Marge want to get rid of the dog, but Bart and Lisa convince them that he can be trained at an obedience school. Santa's Little Helper does not do well there as Bart is unwilling to use a choke chain suggested by the instructor; the night before the final exam and Santa's Little Helper play, thinking it will be their last few hours together. This bonding breaks down the communication barrier, allowing the dog to understand Bart's commands, pass the obedience school.

Santa's Little Helper has fathered several puppies. In "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds", he runs away to the dog racing track where he mates with a female hound named She's the Fastest, she gives birth to 25 puppies and when the Simpsons cannot take care of them any longer, they decide to sell them. Before he does this, however, he becomes touched by them; this convinces him to never wear fur again and instead raise the puppies to be world-class racing dogs. Santa's Little Helper sires another litter of puppies with Dr. Hibbert's poodle in the episode "Today I Am a Clown"; these puppies are given away to townspeople. The dog has been neglected or treated unfavorably by the family in some episodes. In "Dog of Death", he nearly dies of bloat and they decide to make budget cuts in order to pay for the required operation. Although the dog's life is saved, the family begins to feel the strain of their sacrifices and starts treating him badly, causing him to run away, he ends up in the possession of Mr. Burns, who trains him to become a vicious attack dog.

Several days Bart stumbles upon the trained Santa's Little Helper and is attacked, but the greyhound recognizes his old friend and stops. In "The Canine Mutiny", Bart uses a fake charge card to buy a well-trained rough collie named Laddie from a mail-order catalog. Laddie learns many tricks that Santa's Little Helper is unable to perform, the Simpson family nearly forgets about their old pet. Bart gives Santa's Little Helper away instead of Laddie when repo men take back everything he fraudulently purchased. Feeling guilty about this disloyalty and bored with his too perfect new dog, Bart tries to get him back; when he finds him, Santa's Little Helper is serving as a seeing-eye dog for a blind man, but decides to return to the family. In "Stop or My Dog Will Shoot", Santa's Little Helper becomes a local hero after finding a lost Homer, the Simpsons decide to enroll him in the Animal Police Academy. However, his new crime-fighting job makes him jaded and one day at home he bites Bart; the Simpsons must therefore send the dog away to live with officer Lou.

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize, formally Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace, is awarded annually "in recognition of an individual’s or an organisation’s contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace". The prize was first launched in 2009 by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize Committee under the directive of the caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad; the Prize is announced annually at the United Kingdom Annual Convention and is presented the following year at the National Peace Symposium held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London. The Prize includes a monetary sum, set at 10,000 pounds sterling

Games (seaQuest DSV)

"Games" is the fourth episode of the first season of seaQuest DSV. It aired on October 3, 1993; the seaQuest evacuates an icy prison whose population consists of a warden and his lone prisoner, the biochemist and war criminal Dr. Rubin Zellar. Zellar is being kept cryogenically frozen during transport, while the warden is shown around the ship and begins to get along with Dr. Westphalen. Crew members soon discover that the body in the stasis chamber is the warden, killed by Dr. Zellar. Zellar is captured but escapes and holds the crew hostage with a biological agent he smuggled aboard, he threatens to release the agent unless Captain Bridger and Commander Ford destroy the UEO headquarters at Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Lucas Wolenczak has been trying to access the UEO's files on Zellar, at the request of Bridger, he discovers. Bridger and Ford fire the missiles, but since they had removed the warheads earlier, no damage was done. Before they can arrest Zellar, Westphalen walks in. After exchanging a few words with Zellar she pulls out a vial filled with a liquid and tells him that he deserves to die in the same way that he killed.

She throws it on him. Afterwards, Zellar is transferred to a new prison in the Sahara; this was the first episode aired fourth. This is one of actress Stephanie Beacham's favorite episodes as well as Mark Fauser, who played Lieutenant Phillips. One plot error is that Dr. Westphalen's brother's name was "James Westphalen", which means that "Westphalen" is her maiden name; this contradicts the show's writers' bible since her husband was listed as "Nelson Westphalen", although he never appeared on the show. Recurring character Dr. Joshua Levin made his first appearance in this episode

Harald Løvenskiold

Harald Løvenskiold was a Norwegian landowner and businessperson. He was born in Aker as a son of landowner Carl Otto Henny Størmer. Harald was a maternal grandson of Carl Størmer paternal grandson of Harald Løvenskiold, great-grandson of Prime Minister Carl Otto Løvenskiold, great-great-grandson of Otto Joachim Løvenskiold and great-great-great-grandson of Severin Løvenskiold, he married a daughter of ambassador Rolf Andvord. They had the son Carl Otto Løvenskiold. Harald Løvenskiold finished his secondary education in 1944, subsequently graduated from Brown University in 1949, however prior to his graduation from college, he took commerce school and forestry school. Aside all that, he held the Lieutenant degree. In 1947 he became partner in the family corporation Løvenskiold-Vækerø. From 1951 he led the iron works Bærums Verk. In 1962 he became sole owner of 1962. Decades in particular 1993, he passed control of the industrial and commercial activities in Løvenskiold-Vækerø to his son who took over as sole owner when Harald died in 1994.

In addition, he chaired Casco Norsk, Norske Dører, Bærums Verk and Bærums Jernoplag. He was a board member of Federation of Norwegian Industries, Skogbrukets Landsforening, Cellulosefabrikkenes Felleskontor, Hunton Bruk and Billedbladet Nå, he was a member of the gentlemen's club SK Fram since 1971

Spotted galaxias

Spotted galaxias is a largish, primarily-freshwater galaxias species found in southern Australia. Spotted galaxias are the most beautiful of the Australian galaxias species, they are a somewhat tubular, deep-bodied fish, with a dusky brownish-red colouration overlain with dark, haloed spots, dramatic black edges to dorsal and pelvic fins, a dark diagonal stripe through the eye. Spotted galaxias has a wide distribution, being found in southern Victoria, all of Tasmania, offshore islands in between, as well as south-west Western Australia. On the mainland spotted galaxias is recognised as a freshwater fish species with a marine larval phase, thus only found in coastal rivers. Spotted galaxias are found in coastal rivers in Tasmania as well, however natural landlocked populations do occur in some freshwater lakes in Tasmania. Spotted galaxias were assumed not to be native to the Murray-Darling river system, however records of native fish fauna compiled by William Blandowski in the 1850s suggest the species did occur there.

This may cause a re-evaluation of the spotted galaxias specimens recovered in the Murray-Darling river system, which until now were assumed to be accidental translocations via the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Spotted galaxias, in their juvenile and adult stages, inhabit coastal rivers at low to medium altitude, they prefer cool, flowing rivers in forested catchments with excellent riparian vegetation, good water quality and cover in the form of boulders, sunken logs and overhanging banks. Spotted galaxias are a predatory fish, feeding in the currents or "drift" similar to exotic trout species, their diet consists of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. Spawning occurs in winter in rivers. Larvae are swept out to sea and return and migrate back up rivers as early-stage juveniles which do not resemble adult fish. Returning juveniles are sometimes intercepted by humans as whitebait, were overfished in previous decades. Landlocked lake populations spawn in spring. Before the introduction of exotic trout species to Australia, an introduction that has caused severe problems for the conservation of Australian native fish, spotted galaxias were keenly fished for by early Australian anglers using fly-fishing gear.

The species was appreciated for its beauty, its willingness to take wet and dry flies, its game fighting ability on light tackle, its large size by galaxias standards, sometimes reaching 30 cm, 20 cm. A handful of fly-fishers in Australia are now re-discovering the pleasure of fly-fishing for this magnificent native fish with ultra-light fly-fishing tackle; as mentioned above, early-stage juveniles returning to estuaries were and sometimes still are netted as white bait, which are caught for human consumption. With their beautiful appearance spotted galaxias have potential as aquarium fish, but do require cool water. Spotted galaxias are threatened by dams and weirs blocking migration and fragmenting river habitats, irresponsible forestry and farming practices that degrade river environments through siltation and other effects, competition and predation by exotic trout species. In Tasmanian rivers spotted galaxias numbers are depressed when exotic trout species are present; this is a common phenomena.

Galaxias populations in such situations tend to display lower than normal growth and fecundity, raising concerns for their long-term future. In southern Victoria however many recreational fishermen report that spotted galaxias are found only in the few trout-free streams remaining. Spotted galaxias appear to reach a larger maximum size in these few trout-free streams than in Tasmania. A lack of exotic-trout-free habitat reserved for spotted galaxias and other native fish species in south-eastern Australia is a major concern. "Galaxias truttaceus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 22 May 2007. Froese and Pauly, eds.. "Galaxias truttaceus" in FishBase. 5 2007 version. Ault, T. R. and White, R. W. G. Effects of habitat structure and the presence of brown trout on the population density of Galaxias truttaceus in Tasmania, Australia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 123: 939–949. McDowall, R. M. Freshwater fishes of south-eastern Australia. Reed Books, Sydney. McDowall, R. M. Crying wolf, crying foul, or crying shame: alien salmonids and a biodiversity crisis in the southern cool-temperate galaxioid fishes?

Rev Fish Biol Fisheries 16: 233–422. Spotted Galaxias video on Youtube Native Fish Australia – Spotted galaxias page

Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?

"Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?" is the fifth episode of the seventh season of the American animated comedy series Bob's Burgers and the 112th episode overall. It was directed by Chris Song and written by Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, its guest stars are Kurt Braunohler as Logan Bush, Erik Griffin as Gerald the accountant and David Herman who voices Mr. Frond the school guidance counseler, a director of Lobsterfest, one of Logan's friends, it aired on Fox in the United States on November 20, 2016. In this episode Tina Belcher has detention and Bob and Linda Belcher are in Gerald's office, so Gene and Louise Belcher are on their own when they have to deal with Logan Bush; when Tina overhears that a boy she likes has detention at school, she gets detention on purpose by throwing some books to the ground. Thus and Bob have no-one to babysit Gene and Louise when they have to meet their accountant Gerald, because it is the last day to do their taxes. At Gerald's office, Bob and Gerald accidentally eat some marijuana cookies, leaving them stranded at the office until they sober up.

At home, Gene is left in charge watching his little sister Louise, but she ends up convincing him to toss a moldy cantaloupe out of the window. Louise accidentally hits Logan, who wants to get revenge, he tries to get into the apartment to do a professional wrestling move called the "Reverse Norwegian Stink Hold" that will painfully force Louise to smell his armpit. He calls her saying he is in the house and throws a shoe into the kitchen making Gene and Louise think he is there, they flee the house, just as he planned, Logan can now get to them, chasing them to the Lobsterfest from the episode of the same name. Gene and Louise disguise themselves by putting on some shrimp costumes, but the upper parts of it falls off, they hide in a warehouse. When Logan is about to do the wrestling move, she begins to cry from fear and Gene places himself in front of her to protect his sister, so Logan ends up doing the move on Gene instead. Louise is horrified and honored that Gene took her place watching Gene suffer for her and thanks her elder brother for sticking up for her and they hug.

Meanwhile Bob and Gerald are still high and they build a fort out of some cushions to hide from Gerald's next client. Bob and Linda reveal to Gerald that they do not find his constant jokes funny, but convince him to keep doing them if they make him happy and improve on them. Tina is in detention and dreams about being together with the boy she likes but cannot see him because another boy sits in between. Alasdair Wilkins from The A. V. Club gave the episode a "B+" and wrote that "etting Tina out of the picture allows the show to focus on just Gene and Louise, the latter’s reaction when Bob and Linda decide the babysitting arrangement is telling: Who would think of Gene as an older brother? Sure, he’s the epitome of a middle child, but that implies both Tina and Louise are there to keep him in that center spot; when it’s just Louise and Gene, the age difference feels incidental, with them operating more as unhinged partners in crime than any recognizable spin on an older brother and younger sister."

He noted that the "moment where Gene reluctantly stands between Louise and Logan is genuinely touching, all the more so because the episode doesn’t remotely hide Gene’s reluctance. He’s scared and unclear why he’s doing something this stupidly brave, yet he doesn’t allow his fear or confusion deter him in the slightest. He’s resolute in a way that doesn’t contradict at all what makes Gene, what makes him Gene."The episode received a 1.1 rating and was watched by a total of 2.35 million people. "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?" on IMDb "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?" at TV.com