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A sarong or sarung is a large tube or length of fabric wrapped around the waist, worn in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, on many Pacific islands. The fabric has woven plaid or checkered patterns, or may be brightly colored by means of batik or ikat dyeing. Many modern sarongs have printed designs depicting animals or plants. Different types of sarongs are worn in different places in the world, the lungi in the Indian subcontinent and the izaar in the Arabian Peninsula. Sarong or "sarung" denotes the lower garment worn by the Indonesian men; this consists of length of fabric about a yard two-and-a-half yards long. In the center of this sheet, across the narrower width, a panel of contrasting color or pattern about one foot wide is woven or dyed into the fabric, known as the kepala or "head" of the sarong; this sheet is stitched at the narrower edges to form a tube. One steps into this tube, brings the upper edge above the level of the navel, positions the kepala at the center of the back, folds in the excess fabric from both sides to the front center, where they overlap and secures the sarong by rolling the upper hem down over itself.

Malay men wear sarongs woven in a check pattern. However, in Javanese culture, the wearing of batik sarung is not restricted to women on formal occasions such as weddings; the sarong is common wear for women, in formal settings with a kebaya blouse. Malay men wear sarongs in public only when attending Friday prayers at the mosque, but sarongs remain common casual wear at home for men of all ethnicities and religions in Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, much of the Indian subcontinent.. Sarongs known under a variety of local names are traditionally worn by the people of Yemen and elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula. Local names for the garment include fūṭah, wizār and maʿwaz. In Hadhramawt sarong is called ṣārūn in the ṣārūm in the coastal region. In Oman, sarongs are called wizār and are white in color, similar to the Keralan mundu of the Indian subcontinent and it is worn under the Thawb. In Saudi Arabia, sarongs are known as izaar. Designs can be checkered or striped as well floral or arabesque, but double plaid designs from Indonesia are very popular.

In southwestern Saudi Arabia, tribal groups have their own style of unstitched izaar, locally woven. This is worn in northern Yemen. However, the tribal groups in Yemen each have their own design for their fūṭah, the latter of which may include tassels and fringes, it is thought that these tribal futah resemble the original izaar as worn on the Arabian Peninsula since pre-Islamic times such as the Shendyt. They are worn open and unstitched in such a way that the garment does not reach over one's ankles. Other izaars imported from Bangladesh, are the traditional clothing of Arab fishermen of the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, it was the traditional garment for men before the introduction of pant-like pajamas and kaftans during the Turkish and European colonial periods. Tube-stitched, as well as open sarongs, are both worn in formal dishdasha-wearing countries, as casual sleepwear and at home. Sarongs similar to those of South-East Asia and different from the Indian subcontinent are widespread – in the state of Manipur, where they are called Phanek and Mekhela in Assam which are similar to traditional attires of other South-East Asian nations.

In the South Indian states of Kerala, where they are called mundu and lungi or kaili if coloured, Tamil Nadu, where they are called kaili or saaram or vetti or lungi and are worn at home. A standard lungi measures 2.12 by 1.2 metres. Unlike the brightly colored Southeast Asian sarongs, the Kerala variety is more plain white and is worn for ceremonial or religious purposes. In Kerala, the brightly coloured sarongs are called kaily and the white ones are called mundu; the more formal, all-white dhoti is worn for formal and religious occasions. While there are dresses based on the mundu which can be worn by women, they more wear the sari. Sarongs are common in Sri Lanka and worn only by men, it is the standard garment for most men in rural and some urban communities. However, most men of upper social classes wear the sarong only as a convenient night garment or only within the confines of the house. Statistically, the number of people wearing sarong as their primary public attire is on the decline in Sri Lanka.

However, there is a trend toward adopting sarong as a fashionable garment or as a formal garment worn with national pride, only on special occasions. Political and social leaders of Sri Lanka who want to portray their humility and closeness to "common man" and their nationalism, choose a variation of the sarong nicknamed the "national" as their public attire. Sarongs are ubiquitous in the Muslim-inhabited areas of the Horn of Africa. Although nomadic and urban Somali men have worn them for centuries in the form of a p

Grape Creek (Colorado)

Grape Creek is a tributary of the Arkansas River that flows through Custer and Fremont counties in South-Central Colorado. The creek drains much of the Wet Mountain Valley, located between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Wet Mountains in Custer County; the creek rises in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Blueberry Mountain. From there, it descends down the east side of the Sangre de Cristos to the Wet Mountain Valley and flows northwards towards the town of Westcliffe. North of the town, it crosses under Highway 69 and heads northeast, where it is impounded by DeWeese Reservoir. Leaving the reservoir, the creek flows north down a rocky and remote canyon emptying into the Arkansas River just west of Cañon City. After it leaves the DeWeese Reservoir, the creek passes through a canyon owned by the BLM, which has classified 16,600 acres of the river canyon as an area of critical environmental concern; the creek passes through a small portion of the San Isabel National Forest. Next, the creek passes through two parcels of land owned by the State of Colorado and managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

This State Trust Land is located in Fremont County and offers hunting and wildlife viewing. The creek is the centerpiece of the 600-acre Temple Canyon Park and managed by the city of Cañon City; the park is located near the river's end. List of rivers of Colorado Temple Canyon Park map Grape Creek State Trust Lands map

Ozan Musluo─člu

Ozan Musluoğlu is a Turkish musician best known as a former member of the Turkish ska-punk band Athena. Musluoğlu was born in Germany in 1977 and started playing bass guitar at the age of 16. In 2000, he won a full scholarship to the Bilgi University Music Department, in 2001, he started his studies with Volkan Hursever, James Lewis, Kursat And, he has since shared the stage with Kerem Gorsev, Vanessa Rubin, Danny Grissett, Dena Derose, Allan Harris, Tuna Otenel, Imer Demirer, Donovan Mixon, Erkan Ogur and Neset Ruacan. He has done workshops with well known bassists as Marc Johnson, David Friesen, Dominique Lemerie and Robert Balzar, he had the opportunity to play with some musicians like Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Mike Stern, Willy Jones, Eric Reed, Erik Smith, Katy Roberts, Leslie Harrison, Bebel Gilberto, Ilhan Ersahin, EJ Strickland, George Colligan and Bernard Maury in various jam sessions and club dates. As bassist of the group Athena from 2003–2008, he recorded albums and toured nationally and internationally, including representing Turkey in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest where they placed 4th.

In January 2009, Ozan Musluoglu enthusiastically released his first album under the Recbyjazz label. In addition to 6 of his own compositions, he included Antonio Carlos Jobim's, “Ligia” in this project. Ozan Musluoglu played bass on the album, with Engin Recepogulları on saxophone, Ulkem Özsezen on piano and Ferit Odman on drums. Turkey's leading trumpet player, Imer Demirer, was a special guest on 2 of the songs. In February 2009, Ozan finished recording his 2nd album of his original compositions; the musicians in this album are: Jeremy Pelt, voted rising star on the trumpet 5 years in a row by Down Beat Magazine. Musluoğlu is the bass player for the TRT jazz orchestra led by Neşet Ruacan. At the same time, he produces and presents the weekly jazz radio program titled “Caz Saati” on the national radio TRT every Monday at 11 pm. 2009 "Coincidence" 2011 "40th Day" 2012 "My Best Friends Are Pianists" 2015 "My Best Friends Are Vocalists" 2001 Bodrum Jazz Festival 2002 & 2003 Afyonkarahisar Jazz Festival 2003 Istanbul Jazz Festival 2003 Akbank Jazz Days 2004 Baku Jazz Festival 2006 Bratislava Jazz Festival 2008 Alanya Jazz Festival 2010 Istanbul Jazz Festival 2010 Ramadan Jazz Festival 2011 Nublu Jazz Festival 2011 Istanbul Jazz Festival Ozan Musluoglu Official Web Page Ozan Musluoglu Twitter Ozan Musluoglu Myspace Ozan Musluoglu Facebook

The Friendly Ghost

The Friendly Ghost is a Famous Studios cartoon released on 16 November 1945 as part of its Noveltoons series of animated short movies. It is the first cartoon to feature the character Casper the Friendly Ghost. Casper is seen reading the book How to Win a real book by Dale Carnegie; every night at midnight his brothers and sisters scare people, except for Casper, who doesn't want to scare people, so he stays home instead. Casper decides. While his family is off scaring people, Casper leaves home; the next morning, he meets a rooster to. Casper next meets a mole. At first the mole is happy to befriend him but when he puts on eyeglasses, he sees that Casper is a ghost and jumps back in his hole. Casper meets a mouse and a cat who resemble Herman and Katnip and who flee into the barn upon seeing him. Casper sees a flock of chickens who fly away with their hen house and splatter eggs on him. Casper thinks; when he hears a train whistle he decides to kill himself by having the train run over him forgetting that he is dead.

After the train passes over Casper without harming him, he begins crying. Casper is approached by a boy and a girl named Johnny and Bonnie who want to play with him, which makes Casper happy. After a game of ball and jump rope and Johnny introduce Casper to their mother, who screams and tells Casper to leave. Casper is about to go through the door when a banker opens it; the banker orders Casper to tell the mother he has come for a mortgage payment, but when he realizes that Casper is a ghost, he tears up the mortgage which he tells Casper to keep because he doesn't want to have a haunted house on the market and runs off in fright, so fast that he sets a bridge on fire. Despondent, Casper decides to go back home to his own family, he is about to leave when the mother picks him up with a smile on her face, accepting him for saving her and the children from being forced to leave. The short concludes with the mother seeing Casper now wearing schoolboy clothes and Johnny off to school together; the Friendly Ghost on IMDb The short film The Friendly Ghost is available for free download at the Internet Archive

J Majik

J Majik has been a drum and bass DJ since his early teens in the early 1990s. He released his first track in 1992 on the Planet Earth record label. By 1994, he had changed his stage name to the current moniker recording with Suburban Base Records, was releasing tracks on the Metalheadz label. Since Majik has released tracks on the Mo' Wax label, now runs his own label, Infrared, he makes music under the names Innervisions and Infrared. Goldie Adam F Danny J DJ Hype Hatiras Kathy Brown Liquid People Sonic & Silver Wickaman Junglist BassPrey DJ Ugallu FabricLive.13 Red Alert 2005 Crazy World 2008 "Your Sound" "Jim Kutta" "Arabian Nights" "Love Is Not a Game" - UK #34 "The Lizard" "Solarize" "Metrosound" - UK #54 "24 Hours" "Spaced Invader" on Defected Records "Scooby Doo" / "Spycatcher" - UK #67 "Crazy World" "In Pieces" 2003: Adam F - Where's My...? 2005: Breakfastaz - Midnight 2008: Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember 2008: Goldie - Shining Down 2010: The Qemists featuring Maxsta - Renegade 2010: Cutline - Die for You Infrared J Majik at Rolldabeats

Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy is a New York Times, USA Today, international bestselling American novelist. The daughter of a career Army officer, McCoy was born in Fort Knox, but grew up on or near military installations, including Frankfurt, Germany, she attended Virginia Tech where she received her BA in Public Relations. She earned her MFA in English Creative Writing from Old Dominion University in Virginia. McCoy's master's degree thesis was her debut novel The Time, her second novel The Baker's Daughter was a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller and an international bestseller. Her novella "The Branch of Hazel" is included in the WWII anthology Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion, her third novel The Mapmaker's Children was released by Crown on May 5, 2015. Her fourth novel Marilla of Green Gables released from William Morrow/Harper Collins in 2018 and was a book club pick for USA Today, New York Post, Woman's World, BOOKBUB, POPSUGAR, Library Journal, Indie Next List, among other accolades.

McCoy's writing has appeared in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, Writer Unboxed, Read It Forward, the Huffington Post. She has taught English writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. McCoy and her husband, an orthopedic sports surgeon at Wake Forest University, live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the Time It Snowed In Puerto Rico, Random House, 2009 The Baker's Daughter, Crown, 2012 The Branch of Hazel in the anthology Grand Central, Penguin, 2014 The Mapmaker's Children, Crown, 2015. Proof of Providence, published only in French, Michel Lafon, 2017. Marilla of Green Gables, Harper Collins, 2018. Official website