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Flavia Cacace

Flavia Cacace-Mistry is an Italian British professional dancer. Her professional dance partner is Vincent Simone, for ten years both partners appeared on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Cacace was born in Naples, the youngest of six children, came to the United Kingdom with her family at the age of four when her father moved to another job, she attended St. Peter's Catholic School in Guildford, left in 1995. Cacace's mother insisted that each of the children have an activity, so she and her eldest sister joined the local ballroom dancing class – when Cacace was 6. After partnerships with two dance partners and Simone were both looking for partners, they decided to try out together in 1994, they have been dancing together since. Highest and lowest scoring performances per dance In 2005, Cacace appeared as a guest choreographer with Simone to choreograph an unscored group Argentine Tango to introduce the dance style to audiences; the dance was introduced into the competitive roster so therefore a scored individual dance a year later.

In 2006, Cacace appeared in the fourth series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Her celebrity dancing partner was comedian Jimmy Tarbuck. However, the couple withdrew after only one show, due to medical reasons. Cacace was back dancing in the fifth series of the show, partnered with EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo, they got the only perfect score of the main series for their waltz in the final. The couple subsequently had a three-year off-screen romance, they reached the final of the show, but were beaten by Alesha Dixon and her professional partner Matthew Cutler. She took part in the 2007 Christmas special dancing the rumba with partner Matt, achieved a score of 39. Cacace and Di Angelo competed together in the live tour of Strictly Come Dancing in January and February 2008, they won more shows than any other couple, coming first overall sixteen times and second a further ten times. Cacace took part in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by actor Phil Daniels, eliminated in the first week after a dance-off against Don Warrington despite Gary Rhodes being bottom after the judge's scores.

In late 2008, she took part in a Strictly Come Dancing special for Children in Need 2008 where she partnered presenter Terry Wogan against Tess Daly, partnered by Anton du Beke, who ended up as the winners. Cacace took part in the 2009 SCD Live tour partnering former Strictly Come Dancing semi-finalist Gethin Jones, they went on to win 6 shows out of 45 in total, coming second to her professional partner Vincent Simone and Rachel Stevens. Cacace returned to Strictly Come Dancing for the seventh series in 2009, partnering Coronation Street and Queer as Folk actor Craig Kelly; the couple were in the bottom two in the second week against Lilia Kopylova and Richard Dunwoody, were forced to perform their tango again. They won votes from three of the four judges and made it through to the third week of the competition, they were in the bottom two in week 4, against Darren Bennett and Lynda Bellingham. They went through to the next week on the casting vote of head judge Len Goodman. In week 5, the couple received their lowest score of the competition so far and were second from the bottom on the leaderboard.

However, they were saved from the dance-off by the public. The couple were eliminated in Week 8 of the competition, when the show went to Blackpool, after performing a cha-cha-cha. Cacace went on to dance once more with her tour partner of the previous year Gethin Jones in the 2009 Christmas special, they danced an American smooth to "Baby It's Cold Outside" and achieved a score of 38. Cacace created choreography for Gethin's Cinderella panto which ran at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in her home town of Guildford and had a small guest appearance in the final show. Cacace featured in the eighth series of the show. In the first week, their dance was given a score of 26 and they went on to make it to week 6 when they were eliminated despite finishing fourth on the leaderboard, a result, seen as surprising. In the ninth series, Cacace's partner was astrologer Russell Grant and they were the seventh couple to be eliminated. Gymnast Louis Smith was Cacace's partner in the tenth season of the programme.

They won the series on 22 December 2012. On 1 June 2013, Cacace announced that she and Simone would not be competing in Strictly Come Dancing 2013 so they could work on other shows. In January 2012, Cacace appeared on the BBC TV series The Magicians. Cacace and Simone have an App called'Dance with Vincent and Flavia'. Dance with Vincent and Flavia is a free dance tutorial App from which the user can learn the fundamental dance steps and advance into a competent dancer with Vincent and Flavia's help; the App is published by International Celebrity Networks. Career titles Cacace has earned from competitions, with her professional partner Simone: UK Professional Ten Dance Champions 2002–2006 UK Professional Showdance Champions 2003–2006 UK Argentine Tango Champions, 2006 UK Ballroom Champions World and European Ten Dance and Showdance finalists 2002–2006 Cacace resides in Jacobs Well, with her former Strictly Come Dancing partner, Jimi Mistry, she announced on Twitter on 5 January 2013 that they were engaged, their marriage took place in London on 28 December 2013.

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List of zoos in Japan

This is a partial list of zoos in Japan. For aquaria, see List of aquaria in Japan. Zoos are dry facilities where animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, in which they may be bred; such facilities include zoos, safari parks, animal theme parks, butterfly zoos, reptile centers, as well as wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves where visitors are allowed. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Nagoya Japan Monkey Centre, Aichi Okazaki Higashi Park Zoo, Aichi Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park, Aichi Toyota City Kuragaike-Park, Aichi Akita Omoriyama Zoo, Akita Chiba Zoological Park, Chiba Ichihara Elephant Kingdom, Chiba Ichikawa Zoological & Botanical Garden, Chiba Mother Farm, Chiba Tobe Zool. Park of Ehime Prefecture, Ehime Sabae Nishiyama Park Zoo, Fukui Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden, Fukuoka Itozu no Mori Zoological Park, Kitakyūshū Kurume City Bird Center, Fukuoka Ōmuta Zoo, Ōmuta, Fukuoka Uminonakamichi Seaside Park Zoological Garden, Fukuoka Gunma Safari Park, Gunma Kiryugaoka Zoo, Gunma Fukuyama City Zoo, Hiroshima Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park, Hiroshima Asahiyama Zoo, Hokkaidō Kushiro Zoo, Hokkaidō Noboribetsu Bear Park, Hokkaidō Obihiro Zoo, Hokkaido Sapporo Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo Awaji Farm Park England Hill, Minamiawaji, Hyōgo Himeji Central Park, Himeji, Hyōgo Himeji City Zoo, Himeji, Hyōgo Kobe Kachoen, Kobe Oji Zoo, Kobe Hitachi Kamine Zoological Garden, Ibaraki Ishikawa Zoo, Ishikawa Morioka Zoological Park, Iwate Amami Islands Botanical Garden, Kagoshima Hirakawa Zoological Park, Kagoshima Kanazawa Zoological Gardens, Yokohama Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama Odawara Zoo, Kanagawa Yokohama Zoo, Yokohama Yumemigasaki Zoological Park, Kanagawa Noichi Zoological Park of Kōchi Prefecture, Komi District, Kōchi Wanpark Kōchi Animal Land, Kōchi, Kōchi Cuddly Dominion, Kumamoto Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Kumamoto Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Kyoto Yagiyama Zoological Park, Sendai Miyazaki City Phenix Zoo, Miyazaki Iida City Zoo, Nagano Nagano Chausuyama Zoo, Nagano Omachi Alpine Museum, Nagano Suzaka Zoo, Nagano Nagasaki Biopark, Nagasaki Sasebo Zoological Park and Botanical Garden, Nagasaki Kyushu African Lion Safari, Usa, Ōita Takasakiyama Natural Zoo, Ōita, Ōita Ikeda Zoo, Okayama Great Ape Research institute, Tamano, Okayama Neo Park Okinawa, Okinawa Okinawa Kodomo Future Zone, Okinawa Kashihara City Insectary Museum, Osaka Misaki Koen, Osaka Satsukiyama Zoo, Osaka Tennoji Zoo, Osaka Miyazawako Nakayoshi Zoo, Hannō, Saitama Saitama Children's Zoo, Saitama Saitama Omiya Park Zoo, Saitama Sayama Chikosan Park Children Zoo, Saitama Tobu Zoo, Minamisaitama District, Saitama Matsue Vogel Park, Shimane Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden, Kamo District, Shizuoka Fuji Safari Park, Shizuoka Hamamatsu Municipal Zoo, Hamamatsu iZoo, Shizuoka Izu Biopark, Kamo District, Shizuoka Izu Cactus Park, Shizuoka Mishima City Park Rakujuen, Shizuoka Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo, Shizuoka Nasu Animal Kingdom, Tochigi Utsunomiya Zoo, Tochigi Tokushima Municipal Zoo, Tokushima Edogawa Ward Natural Zoo, Tokyo Hamura Zoological Park, Tokyo Inogashira Park Zoo, Tokyo Ōshima Park Zoo, Izu Ōshima Tama Zoo, Tokyo Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Takaoka Kojo Park Zoo, Toyama Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, Toyama Adventure World, Shirahama, Wakayama Wakayama Park Zoo, Wakayama Akiyoshidai Safari Land, Yamaguchi Shunan Municipal Tokuyama Zoo, Shūnan, Yamaguchi Ube Tokiwa Park, Yamaguchi Kofu Yuki Park Zoo, Yamanashi List of aquarium in Japan List of botanical gardens in Japan List of dolphinariums List of fossil parks List of national parks List of tourist attractions worldwide List of WAZA member zoos and aquariums List of wildlife sanctuaries List of zoos "List of Zoos". Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 12 June 2010

Cuban Chess Championship

In the second part of the 19th century, Celso Golmayo Zúpide had been accepted as Cuban champion since his 1862 match defeat of Félix Sicre. In 1912–1937 Cuban Championship as Copa Dewar occurred. Maria Teresa Mora was the first woman who won Copa Dewar in 1922. Chess is a hobby, but it is a teacher of reason, the countries that have good chess teams lead the world in other more important spheres. Keene, Raymond, "Cuba", in Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia of Chess, Batsford, p. 82, ISBN 0-517-53146-1 Details on the 2000 edition Crowther, Mark, THE WEEK IN CHESS 691: Cuban Championship 2008, London Chess Center Details on the 2008 edition Chess Tournament Begun by Che - Revived in Havana Radio Nuevitas, October 10, 2008


S7N is a Mexican heavy metal band from Mexico City, founded in 2009 by guitarist and vocalist Mao Kanto and guitarist Guillermo García. S7N was formed in 2009 in Mexico City by guitarists Mao Guillermo García; the name was adopted after Kanto's personal experience on July 7, 2007. A few months guitarist Israel Monroy, bassist Lalo Olvera, drummer Zared joined the band. During the early years, S7N performed as a cover band. Zared departed the band in 2012, leading to the inclusion of Fabián Carreño on drums and the beginning of the recordings for their debut album, Fearless; the album was released on November 25, 2013, with official videos released for "Blackout" and "Double Dealing". The release of Fearless brought the attention of Mexican media, leading to S7N's participation as opening act for several artists during 2014, such as Havok and Napalm Death; the album received a nomination for Best Metal Album at the Mexico Independent Music Awards. In 2015, "Blackout" was used as part of Netflix's Club de Cuervos soundtrack, on Season 1's Episode 7, as well as on EMP UNDERGROUND Volume One, a compilation for EMP Label Group.

On March 14, the band played for the first time Vive Latino, the most important Latin rock festival in Mexico, on the Carpa Intolerante stage. On May 9, they played Force Fest in Guadalajara on the Main Stage, sharing the lineup with Overkill and Judas Priest. On September 12, S7N shared the stage with former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi and Mexican bands such as Maligno and Agora at Hair Fest. During 2016, the band received further recognition, they played their first concert outside Mexico at Rock Fiesta in Quartzsite, Arizona alongside some of the most iconic Mexican rock bands, such as El Tri, Café Tacuba, Maldita Vecindad, Molotov; this show marked their first appearance after Carreño's departure earlier that year, with Agora's Eduardo Carrillo filling in for a couple of shows. Carrillo was part of the recording of the band's sophomore album Deadline as co-producer along with fellow Agora's Manuel Vázquez at their own SoundMob Studio, with Los Viejos's Leo Padua performing drums. Deadline was released on June 17, after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

That year, the band recruited drummer Adrián Mayorga and played main stage on October 15 at Slipknot's Knotfest, on the festival's second edition at Mexico. To end the year, they closed the Agaves Stage at Coordenada festival in Guadalajara. On April 29, 2016, S7N released "Innocent Guilty" as the first single from Deadline through a lyric video. On May 5, 2017, "Bomb Maker" was released as the second single, with a music video directed by Lack of Remorse's singer Andrei Pulver. S7N repeated their appearance at Knotfest Mexico 2017. Mao Kanto - lead vocals, rhythm guitar Guillermo García - lead guitar, backing vocals Israel Monroy - lead guitar, backing vocals Lalo Olvera - bass Stu Zepeda - drums Zared - drums Fabián Carreño - drums Adrián Mayorga - drums Eduardo Carrillo - drums Official Page Facebook Page Encyclopaedia Metallum El Melómano's S7N interview

Chinese imperialism

Over the last four thousand years Chinese imperialism and expansion has been a central feature of the history of East Asia. Since the recovery of Chinese strength in the late 20th century, the issues involved have been of concern to China's neighbors to the east. In Chinese political theory, relations between foreign states were governed by the tributary system. Since the Emperor of China held the Mandate of Heaven, his rule was universal and extended to All under heaven. Sometimes neighboring states were actual protectorates or vassal states over which China exerted large amounts of influence, while in other cases foreign states acknowledged China's nominal suzerainty in order to gain access to Chinese trade, which took place through the tributary system; the king of the ancient state of Qin first unified the Chinese empire in 221 BC by conquering all of the other states in what was considered China and proclaimed himself the "First Emperor" and became known as Qin Shi Huang. The ancient Han dynasty established control over northern Vietnam, northern Korea, the Tarim Basin of Central Asia.

The short-lived Sui dynasty reinvaded Annam and attacked Champa, while they attempted to conquer Korea, which failed. The Tang dynasty aided the Korean Silla Kingdom in defeating their two Korean rivals, yet became shortchanged when they discovered Silla was not about to allow the Tang to claim much of Goguryeo's territory; the Tang Dynasty established control over the Tarim Basin region as well, fighting wars with the new Tibetan Empire and stripping them of their colonies in Central Asia. The Song dynasty, in securing maritime trade routes that ran from South East Asia into the Indian Ocean, had established fortified trade bases in the Philippines; the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty made attempts to invade Japan after securing the Korean peninsula through the vassaldom of the Korean Goryeo dynasty, yet both of these military ventures failed. By the late 19th century, in response to competition with other states, the Qing government of China attempted to exert direct control of its frontier areas by conquest or, if under military control, conversion into provinces.

Ming-dynasty loyalists from China invaded Taiwan and expelled Dutch colonialists from the island during the Siege of Fort Zeelandia and founded the Chinese Kingdom of Tungning. The Ming loyalists moved to replace the institutions and culture of Dutch colonial rule with Han Chinese colonial rule. Language and religious institutions left by the Dutch were closed and replaced with Confucian temples and Chinese language schools for both Han Chinese and aboriginals. Officials encouraged new immigration of Han Chinese from China into territory further inland, turning aboriginal lands into new farmland. After fighting between the Ming loyalists and the Qing during the Revolt of the Three Feudatories, the Qing attacked the Kingdom of Tungning; the Qing won the Ming loyalists submitted to Qing rule. Tungning was annexed as part of Fujian province; the Qing were "reluctant colonizers" but became convinced of Taiwan's value to their empire due to the threat the island posed if used as a base by rival powers, by its abundant resources.

The Qing turned Taiwan into its own province in 1885, after Japanese interest and a defeated French invasion attempt. After British troops invaded Tibet in the waning days of the Qing dynasty, the Qing responded by sending Zhao Erfeng to further integrate Tibet into China, he succeeded in abolishing the powers of the Tibetan local leaders in Kham and appointing Chinese magistrates in their places by 1909–10. Qing forces were sent to Ü-Tsang in 1910 to establish a direct control over Tibet proper, though a province was never established in this area; the ability of Qing China to project power into Central Asia came about because of two changes, one social and one technological. The social change was that under the Qing dynasty, from 1642, China came under the control of the Manchus who organised their military forces around cavalry, more suited for power projection than traditional Chinese infantry; the technological change was advances in artillery which negated the military advantage that the people of the Steppe had with their cavalry.

Zunghar Khanate was the last great independent nomadic power on the steppe in Central Asia. The Dzungars were deliberately exterminated in a brutal campaign during the Zunghar Genocide by Manchu Bannermen and Khalkha Mongols, it has been estimated that more than a million people were slaughtered, it took generations for it to recover. The Manchu ruling family was a supporter of Tibetan Buddhism and so many of the ruling groups were linked by religion; the Qing campaign against Burma was its most costly frontier war. It ended in a stalemate but the Qing rulers could not accept Burma as an equal, when diplomatic relations were resumed in 1790, the Qing court considered this was a restoration of Chinese suzerainty. With the 1978 Chinese economic reform launched by Deng Xiaoping, China has increased its political stance, its influence and its power abroad. On one side, China remains neutral and not involving in any conflict, the land borders are stable. China has increased its influence, while using military and economic wealth and claims to island territories that have caused anxiety in neighbors to the east, such as the Philippines and Japan.

Jeffrey Reeves, argues