Lizzy the Lezzy is an animated stand-up comedy web series about a woman called Lizzy who talks about lesbian interests. The sketches contain graphical sexual material, however they do not contain graphic imagery. Lizzy the Lezzy was created in October 2006 by Israeli cartoonist Ruth Selwyn; this is the first animated stand up material of its kind, the videos have garnered over 4 million views online. The first episode was uploaded to Myspace.com and was soon spotted by Arlan Hamilton who writes one of the most popular lesbian blogs on the internet. The publicity from Hamilton's article led to The L Word Online suggesting to Selwyn that she make a funny stand up video about The L Word. Lizzy made fun of other lesbian people and the resulting video was posted on AfterEllen.com. In 2007, Logo TV acquired the first ten Lizzy stand up comedy videos and broadcast them on their gay/lesbian animation show, Alien Boot Camp. Curve magazine included Lizzy in an article entitled "Networking Lesbians", Lesbians on the Loose International featured Selwyn and Lizzy as well.
Lizzy's stand up comedy videos were featured on The Bilerico Project's "Sunday Funnies" and on Jewcy where she was described as "The funniest lesbian on Myspace". Lizzy videos were featured in many gay themed film festivals, such as the 2008 Israeli Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the 2008 Lethal Lesbian 3 film event; each Lizzy video has a different theme. One has no sound. Most of the videos on YouTube now have closed captions in English and Spanish. Selwyn decided to make a special Lizzy stand up video for National Coming Out Day, featured on Lovegirls.co.uk along with Lizzy's funny "Coming Out Guide", was spotted by the Human Rights Campaign who subsequently asked Ruth to create a special video for the L Word Season Five Premier Parties across the United States. In June 2009, Tegan & Sara posted a link to Lizzy's website on their Twitter. Lizzy is sometimes joined by her best friend Gary the Gay and they talk to each other about the problems they have with being homosexuals. Lizzy has friends called Kate the Straight, Nic the Bi-Chick, Stan the Macho Man, these characters all appear in a book written and produced by Selwyn entitled "Lizzy the Lezzy Gets Laid".
The book contains similar style humour to the animated cartoons. Lizzy's lesbian comedy videos have been seen by more than 2 million people. In late August 2018, the official Lizzy the Lezzy Facebook page was hacked by a troll who uploaded videos and images of transsexual pornography as well as images that contain the word “faggot”; the page had over 2 million likes. Official website Lizzy the Lezzy's channel on YouTube "Out On the Web" - Metroweekly
Amazing God is the twenty-fifth album released by Christian singer Marcos Witt. The album was recorded live from Texas; this was Witt's first English language album recorded. "All Out" - 03:53 "You Reign" - 04:37 "Amazing God" - 07:54 "Please And Thank You" - 01:48 "Bigger Than My Imagination" - 06:01 "Lord I Seek You" - 03:53 "I Will Sing Of Your Love" - 05:55 "Thank You" - 03:21 "Aleluya To Our God" - 06:25 "Our God Is Lord Of All" - 03:34 "Lord I Seek You" - 03:55 "I Will Sing, I Will Dance" - 04:38 "Jesús Es El Señor" - 03:33 Producers: Juan Salinas Coalo ZamoranoExecutive Producer: Marcos WittArrangers: Emmanuel Espinosa Holger Fath Coalo ZamoranoWorship Leader: Marcos WittMusicians: Randall Gonzalez - drums Coalo Zamorano - drums, acoustic guitar, synthesizer programming Holger Fath - drums, electric guitar, synthesizer programming Emmanuel Espinosa - bass, synthesizer programming Allan Villatoro - keyboards, piano The Nashville string machine - stringsBackground Vocals: Karen Adams Dakri Brown Michael Gungor Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff Coalo Zamorano Lorena ZamoranoEngineer: Orlando Rodriguez - engineer, mixing Héctor Sotelo - cover design Juan Salinas - translation Coalo Zamorano - translation
Koto Baru Grand Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia located in Koto Baru Nagari, Sungai Pagu District, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra. Construction of the mosque begun in 1922 with an architectural design resembling Rao Rao Mosque located in Tanah Datar Regency, a blend of Minangkabau with Persian style; the mosque suffered considerable damage due to the earthquake occurred in Sumatra in 1926, at which time the mosque was still under construction thus it delayed the construction until 1933. The mosque is located not far from the area known as "Seribu Rumah Gadang Nagari" or about 37 km from Padang Aro, the capital of South Solok Regency. Nowadays, apart from being used for Islamic worshiping activities, this one-floor mosque is used as a place for religious education for the surrounding community, it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Solok Regency; the blend of various elements is evident in the architecture of the mosque Persian and Minangkabau.
Like other vernacular Minangkabau mosques, the roof of the mosque consists of several levels that are concave. There is a square room with four rooftops chiming toward the four corners at the top level of the roof. According to Thamrin, the local community leaders, four gonjong symbolize the four kings of the four tribes which settled in the area of Surambi area Pagu River, namely Malay people, Kampai people, Panai people, Tigo Lareh people, while the tower stands as tall as 1.5 meters which makes it a symbol of the four kings' belief in oneness of God. Overall the architecture of the mosque resembles the design of Rao Rao Mosque in Tanah Datar Regency. In the 100th anniversary of Rao Rao Mosque in 2008, Shodiq Pasadigoe, the regent of Tanah Datar at the time mentioned that Kota Baru Grand Mosque was requested to be built similar to Rao Rao Mosque. Unlike Rao Rao Mosque however, this mosque has two towers, albeit its shape resembles the one of Rao Rao Mosque. Rao Rao Mosque List of oldest mosques in Indonesia Vernacular mosque architecture in Indonesia Footnotes Bibliography
Argonauta argo known as the greater argonaut, is a species of pelagic octopus belonging to the genus Argonauta. The Chinese name for this species translates as "white sea-horse's nest". A. argo was the first argonaut species to be described and is the type species of the genus. The type specimen of A. argo was collected in the Mediterranean Sea and is deposited at the Linnean Society of London. A. argo is the largest species in the genus and produces the largest eggcase. Live animals have a characteristic blue sheen around the eyes; the eggcase is characterised by two rows of small, sharp tubercles running along a narrow keel, smooth ribs across the walls of the shell, a thickening along the shell aperture, which forms distinct protrusions or'horns' on either side. Argonauta cygnus Monterosato, 1889 was described based on a shell which lacked these protrusions, although it is now considered a junior synonym of A. argo. The greatest recorded size of an A. argo eggcase is 300 mm. A damaged beak of a female A. argo, measuring 4.3 mm in hood length and 7.8 mm in crest length, is mentioned in A Handbook for the Identification of Cephalopod Beaks.
A. argo is cosmopolitan, occurring in subtropical waters worldwide. A dwarf form exists in the Mediterranean Sea, described as Argonauta argo mediterranea Monterosato, 1914, although this taxon is now regarded as invalid; the female of the species, like all argonauts, creates a paper-thin eggcase that coils around the octopus much like the way a nautilus lives in its shell, hence the name paper nautilus. A. argo is thought to feed on pelagic molluscs. The species is preyed on by numerous predators, it has been reported in the stomach contents of Alepisaurus ferox from the south-western Pacific. Males of this species reach sexual maturity at a mantle length of 8 mm. Females mature at about double the size of Argonauta Argonauta hians, they begin to secrete an eggcase at 6.5–7.0 mm ML. Eggs are laid when females reach 14–15 mm ML, although the size at which this takes place differs across the animal's range. A small A. argo residing in an 88 mm long eggcase was estimated to be carrying 48,800 embryos.
Females grow to 100 mm ML, while males do not exceed 20 mm ML. In the open ocean, A. argo has been observed attached to jellyfish. This behaviour has been known for a long time, although little was understood about the relationship prior to the work of Heeger et al. in 1992. In "Predation on jellyfish by the cephalopod Argonauta argo", Heeger et al. describe their observations of a female A. argo found atop a host jellyfish. The argonaut was seen holding on to the aboral surface of the jellyfish using its lateral and ventral arms; the authors found that about half of the animal's aboral surface was damaged and large pieces of mesoglea were missing removed by the argonaut. Additionally, two holes bite marks, were found in the center of this area with channels leading from these holes into the gastral cavity of the jellyfish; the argonaut used these channels to suck food particles from the gastral cavity. Heeger et al. suggested that "the association provided shelter or camouflage for the argonaut".
Observations of captive A. argo females suggest that the expanded webs of the dorsal arms may aid the animal in feeding. Mark Norman mentions, "when food was touched against the spread webs, an arm shot out of the shell in a sweeping action, grabbing the prey". Argonauts are not thought to hunt, but employ this method to catch animals that bump into them in the open ocean. A. Argo is involved in mass strandings along the South African and southern Australian coastlines; the strandings are seasonal and occur between April and August, towards the end of the animals' spawning season. In Japanese, this species is called "Aoi-gai", which means "Shell of Aoi". Japanese have compared two eggcases of argonauts lapped each other to a leaf of Asarum caulescens. Another name is "Kaidako", which means "Shell Octopus". Guerra, A.. F.. "Appearance of the common paper nautilus Argonauta argo related to the increase of the sea surface temperature in the north-eastern Atlantic". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 82: 855–858.
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Alliant Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Alliant provides exclusive benefits to employees and members of qualifying organizations and their family members. Founded in 1935, Alliant is the eighth largest credit union by asset size in the United States with $9.7 billion USD in assets, serves over 385,000 members worldwide. On October 26, 1935, a small group of United Airlines employees organized a credit union; the credit union was founded as United Airlines Employees' Credit Union, but in 2003, the name was changed to Alliant Credit Union. After 68 years as a single-sponsor credit union, the credit union diversified membership and by the end of 2003, offered services to 27 sponsor organizations and to individuals who lived and worked in 19 communities around O'Hare International Airport. Today, Alliant Credit Union offers membership to over 150 organizations and continues to offer services to communities around O'Hare International Airport.
In 2008, Alliant Credit Union acquired Kaiperm Federal Credit Union of California. In 2011, the credit union merged with Continental Federal Credit Union of Tempe, including its separately branded US Airways Credit Union. Alliant Credit Union is an Illinois chartered credit union, is under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Alliant Credit Union's share savings accounts are insured by the National Credit Union Administration, an independent agency of the federal government, which administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund; the NCUA and IDFPR conduct periodic examinations of Alliant. Alliant Credit Union membership is a benefit available to individuals who meet one of the following eligibility requirements: Any employee or member of a qualifying organization. A person that lives, worships in a qualifying Chicago area community. Any member of Foster Care to Success. Any person related to by law to an existing Alliant member. Any domestic partners of unmarried members.
Alliant Credit Union's product line includes savings accounts, checking accounts, certificates, IRAs, consumer loans, Visa credit cards. An Alliant savings account establishes membership with Alliant Credit Union and the initial savings deposit is $5; the savings account options are Regular Savings, Supplemental Savings, Custodial Savings, Kidz Klub for youngsters under 12 years of age. To receive monthly dividends the savings account requires an average daily balance of $100 or more. Alliant's checking is free with the first set of checks being free and opting out of paper statements, having at least one monthly electronic deposit is required for the high rate checking option. Consumer loans include mortgages, home equity, vehicle and personal loans. Alliant offers investment services and insurance. Alliant's services include Alliant online banking, free bill pay, mobile deposit, ATM deposit, eDeposit, eDepositPlus. EDeposit gives qualified Alliant members the ability to make deposits online before mailing the actual checks in special eDeposit envelopes to the credit union.
EDepositPlus allows members to remotely deposit checks using a home scanner. Alliant has a 24/7 member contact center, 14 service centers, over 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs located around the world; the Alliant Credit Union Foundation is a separate, independent legal entity, incorporated in Illinois and operated by a Board of Directors composed of Alliant Credit Union employees. The Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable foundation established to promote economic empowerment and self-sufficiency in communities where Alliant Credit Union members and employees live and work. Specific types of support that will be provided include: education, service and investments. In 2010, the Alliant Credit Union Foundation completed its first year of operations. During that year, the Foundation donated $200,000 to worthy causes. Causes eligible for Foundation financial support were those in line with its mission. Official website Official Alliant Advantage website Official Alliant Credit Union Foundation website