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Siwa Oasis

The Siwa Oasis is an urban oasis in Egypt between the Qattara Depression and the Great Sand Sea in the Western Desert, 50 km east of the Libyan border, 560 km from Cairo. About 80 km in length and 20 km wide, Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt's most isolated settlements with about 33,000 people Berbers, who developed a unique and isolated desert culture and a distinct dialect and language different than all other dialects called Siwi, they are fluent in the Egyptian dialect of Arabic, called "Masry" meaning Egyptian, its fame lies in its ancient role as the home to an oracle of Ammon, the ruins of which are a popular tourist attraction which gave the oasis its ancient name Oasis of Amun Ra. It was part of Ancient Egypt; the Siwa oasis is in a deep depression that reaches to about − 19 metres. To the west the Jaghbub oasis lies in a similar depression and to the east the large Qattara Depression lies below sea level; the Ancient Egyptian name of the oasis was Sekht-am, which meant "palm land". Early Muslim geographers termed.

The etymology of the word is unclear. Champollion derives it from ⲥⲟⲟⲩϩ – a corruption of Egyptian word for "oasis", ⲟⲩⲁϩ; the additional evidence of the Egyptian source of Siwa's name is another place name in Kharga Oasis that may share the same etymology – S.t-wȝḥ, modern Deir el-Hagar). Basset links it to a Berber tribal name swh attested further west in the early Islamic period, while Ilahiane, following Chafik, links it to the Tašlḥiyt Berber word asiwan, a type of bird of prey, hence to Amun-Ra, one of whose symbols was the falcon. Although the oasis is known to have been settled since at least the 10th millennium BC, the earliest evidence of any connection with Ancient Egypt is the 26th Dynasty, when a necropolis was established. Ancient Greek settlers at Cyrene made contact with the oasis around the same time, the oracle temple of Amun, Herodotus was told, took the image here of a ram. Herodotus knew of a "fountain of the Sun". During his campaign to conquer the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great reached the oasis by following birds across the desert.

The oracle, Alexander's court historians alleged, confirmed him as both a divine personage and the legitimate Pharaoh of Egypt, though Alexander's motives in making the excursion, following his founding of Alexandria, remain to some extent inscrutable and contested. During the Ptolemaic Kingdom, its Ancient Egyptian name was sḫ.t-ỉm3w, meaning "Field of Trees". Evidence of Christianity at Siwa is uncertain, but in 708 the Siwans resisted an Islamic army, did not convert until the 12th century. A local manuscript mentions only seven families totaling 40 men living at the oasis in 1203. In the 12th century, Al-Idrisi mentions it as being inhabited by Berbers, with an Arab minority; the Egyptian historian Al-Maqrizi traveled to Siwa in the 15th century and described how the language spoken there'is similar to the language of the Zenata'. The first European to visit since Roman times was the English traveler William George Browne, who came in 1792 to see the ancient temple of the Oracle of Amun.

Bompiani, in her description of the 19th-century explorer Luigi Robecchi Bricchetti, called this site the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon. Egyptian sovereignty was confirmed on Siwa by Muhammad Ali of Egypt in 1819. In the Spring of 1893, German explorer and photographer, Hermann Burchardt, took photographs of the architecture of the town of Siwa, now stored at the Ethnological Museum of Berlin; the Siwans are a Berber people, so demographically and culturally they were more related to nearby Libya, which has a large Berber population, than to Egypt, which has a negligible Berber population. Arab rule from distant Cairo was at first tenuous and marked by several revolts. Egypt began to assert firmer control after a 1928 visit to the Oasis by King Fuad I, who berated the locals for "a certain vice" and specified punishments to bring Siwan behaviour in line with Egyptian morals. Siwa was the site of some fighting during World War I and World War II; the British Army's Long Range Desert Group was based here, but Rommel's Afrika Korps took possession three times.

German soldiers went skinny dipping in the lake of the oracle, contrary to local customs which prohibit public nudity. In 1942 while the Italian 136th Infantry Division Giovani Fascisti occupied the oasis, a tiny Egyptian puppet government-in-exile was set up at Siwa; the oasis makes a brief appearance as a base of the LRDG in the 1958 war film Ice Cold in Alex. The ancient fortress of Siwa, known as the Shali Ghadi, was built on natural rock and made of kershif and palm logs. After it was damaged by three days of heavy rains in 1926 it was abandoned for similar unreinforced construction housing on the plain surrounding it, in some cases those, in turn, have been replaced by more modern cinder block and sheet metal roof buildings. Only one building in the Shali complex has been repaired and is in use, a mosque. Eroded by infrequent rains and collapsing, the Shali remains a prominent feature, towering five stories above the modern town and lit at night by floodlights, it is most approached from its southwest side, south of the end of the paved road which curves around from the north side of the Shali.

Several uneven pedestrian streets lead from the southwest end of the Shali into it, the

Mabuchi Motor

Mabuchi Motor Company is a Japanese manufacturing company based in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is the world's largest manufacturer by volume of small electric motors, producing over 1.4 billion motors annually. The company employs 24,286 people in its production division, 755 in its administrative division, 583 in its R&D division, 219 in its sales division. Mabuchi Motor holds 70% of the market for motors used with automotive door mirrors, door locks, air conditioning damper actuators. Sales of power window lifter motors are on the rise; the company's ratio of consolidated markets is 64.3% automotive products and 35.7% consumer and industrial products. Applications for Mabuchi brushed DC electric motors and brushless electric motors include power drills, lawn mowers, vibrating cell phones and video game controllers, vacuum cleaners, toy cars and planes, CD, DVD and Blu-ray players, digital cameras, computer printers, electric fans, electric razors, washing machines, electric tooth brushes, blow dryers.

Mabuchi Motor's head office is located near Matsuhidai station on the Hokuso line linking Narita airport with downtown Tokyo. The company is managed by a board of directors. For the purpose of creating an environment for investors to invest more and for expanding liquidity and enlarging the investor base of the stock, Mabuchi Motor split each share of its common stock into two shares on January 1, 2015, with the number of shares outstanding rising from 37.875 million in 2014 to 70.927 million in 2015. Takaichi Mabuchi, the company's co-founder and Honorary Chairman since March 28, 2013, has served as President and Chairman of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. Shinji Kamei, Chairman of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. since March 28, 2013, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. Kamei serves as its Representative Director. Hiroo Okoshi has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. since March 28, 2013. Okoshi served as an Executive Officer and General Manager of Administration Headquarters and as General Manager of Corporate Planning Department.

He has been a director since March 2011. Tadashi Takahashi has been a Managing Executive Officer of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. since March 27, 2015. Takahashi has been General Manager of Research & Development Headquarters since March 28, 2013, he served as Executive Officer from March 28, 2013 to March 27, 2015. Takahashi was General Manager of Production Engineering Innovation Center of Research and Development Headquarters until March 28, 2013, he has been a director since March 28, 2013. Masato Itokawa serves as General Manager of Quality Assurance Executive Officer, he has been a director since March 28, 2013. Tadahito Iyoda has been a General Manager of Administration Headquarters and Executive Officersince March 28, 2013. Iyoda served as General Manager of Corporate Planning Department. Hirotarou Katayama has been General Manager of Operations Control Headquarters since July 2014 and serves as its Executive Officer. Katayama has been a director since March 27, 2015. Iwao Nakamura has been an Outside Director of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. since March 28, 2013 and of Nagase & Co. Ltd. since 2009.

He served as Executive Officer at Nagase & Co. Ltd. and President of Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd. of Volvo AB from 2002 to May 11, 2007. Nakamura was President of Nissan Diesel at AB Volvo from 2002 to July 11, 2007. Nakamura presently serves as a Director of Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd. Ichiro Hashimoto has been an Outside Director of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. since March 27, 2015. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Niigata Power Systems Co. Ltd. and once served as its President. In April 1970, Hashimoto joined Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. and has been its director since April, 2008. Hashimoto served as an Executive Vice President of IHI Corporation since April 2010. Since July 1998, Hashimoto served as Head of Soma Works of Aero-Engine & Space Operations of IHI, served as its Executive Officer and President of Power System Operations, Managing Executive Officer and President of Energy and Plants Operations since January 2008, Managing Executive Officer and President of Energy and Plants Operations since April 2008.

He served as the Senior Executive Officer, Managing Executive Officer and Executive Officer of IHI Corporation. He served as a director of IHI Corporation starting in April 2010. Since June 2012, he has been a corporate advisor of IHI. Masahiro Gennaka serves as Full-Time Statutory Auditor. Keiichi Horii serves as an Outside Statutory Auditor. Horii has been an auditor of Sanwa Soko Co. Ltd. since June 2011. He became a registered lawyer in April 1979, he was a Partner of Harada and Sugiyama Law Office since January 1995. Nobutaka Motohashi has been an Outside Statutory Auditor of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. since March 2012 and NAGAWA Co. Ltd. since June of that year. He has been a Representative at CPA Motohashi Nobutaka Office since July 2008. Motohashi served as a Representative Partner at Audit Corporation Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC since May 1976, he joined Audit Corporation Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC in June 1971. Motohashi was registered as a certified public accountant in March 1973, he withdrew from Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC in June 2008.

Toru Masuda serves as an Outside Statutory Auditor. Tsuyoshi Nakamura serves as General Manager of Marketing Headquarters and Executive Officer. Nakamura served as Deputy General Manager of Sales & Marketing Headquarters starting i

Pedro Fernández (Argentine footballer)

Pedro Nahuel Fernández is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for San Martín. Fernández made his professional debut in June 2009 with Chacarita Juniors in Primera B Nacional, he played the full ninety minutes in a draw with San Martín. One more appearance followed in 2008–09, prior to none in 2009–10 and 2010–11 but two came in 2011–12 as Chacarita were relegated to Primera B Metropolitana. In the third tier, Fernández made eight appearances. In June 2013, Fernández completed a loan move to fellow Primera B Metropolitana team Villa Dálmine. Nineteen appearances followed in 2013–14 and 2014, the latter ended in promotion to Primera B Nacional, he spent one more season with Villa Dálmine, 2015, which included eight appearances, he returned to Chacarita ahead of 2016 campaign. In 2016 -- 17, Fernández played nineteen times, he subsequently made his top-flight debut on 10 September 2017 against Tigre. Fernández's 100th career appearance came on 4 March 2018 during a draw away to River Plate.

Fernández terminated his contract with the club in January 2019, eight months after they returned to Primera B Nacional, prior to joining an San Martín of the Primera División. As of 10 January 2019. Pedro Fernández at Soccerway

After Hours (Rahsaan Patterson album)

After Hours is the third studio album by American neo-soul artist Rahsaan Patterson, released on October 26, 2004, under Artistry Music. The album is his first independent release on the record label; the album debuted at #65 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2003, he released the song "The One for Me", which appeared on the 2002 Steve Harvey compilation album Sign of Things to Come: Steve's Pick of the Year; the singles, "April's Kiss", "So Hot" and "Forever Yours" received heavy rotation airplay on radio, but failed to chart on Billboards singles chart. Production for the album includes Patterson, Jamey Jaz, Van Hunt) and Steve "Silk" Hurley as his core writing and production team, along with members of his band, John "Jubu" Smith, Keith Crouch, background vocalists', Trina Broussard and RaRe Valverde. Https://


T98G is a glioblastoma cell line used in brain cancer research and drug development. The T98G cell line was derived from a 61-year-old human male and has a hyperpentaploid chromosome count with a modal number ranging from 128 to 132; the cells do proliferate with proper anchorage in cell culture. T98G cells are known for having high expression of the ACTA2 gene, involved in cell motility and structure. T98G cells are polyploidy variants of the parent T98 cell line, can stay in the G1 phase of the cell cycle under stationary conditions. T98G cells have been investigated along with A172 cells for drug cytotoxicity, were found to be resistant to cisplatin, with larger cytotoxic effects induced by viral-mediated production of the p53 protein. Cellosaurus entry for T98G

Slavko Luštica

Slavko Luštica was a footballer who represented Yugoslavia at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He played club football in Yugoslavia with Hajduk Split. Born in a small fishing community in the Bay of Kotor, Luštica started playing youth football at NK Osvit based in Šibenik, moving to the senior team at only 13 but he was first noticed by the public when he played in the Yugoslavia youth team which beat the then-powerful Hungary youth selection in Belgrade. Soon after that he signed for Hajduk Split, where he spent the rest of his playing career, his official debut for the club was on 9.3.1941 in a 5–2 win against Concordia Zagreb. During WW2 he played in all of Hajduk's games after the club escaped to the island of Vis in 1944. After the war Luštica won three Yugoslav championships, he scored a total of 86 goals. He debuted for the national team on 23 August 1951 at a friendly against Norway in Oslo, he earned just two more caps, the last one in a 5–0 win against Egypt on 2 November 1952 in Belgrade.

After his playing career ended, he coached Hajduk Split and won one championship title in 1971. He coached NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 1973 to 1976. Yugoslav Championship: 1950, 1952, 1954–55 Yugoslav Championship: 1970–71 Profile at the Football Association of Serbia website