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Slovenska Vas, Pivka

Slovenska Vas is a small village northeast of Pivka in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia. Traditional agricultural activity of the village is linked to growing potatoes and oats and raising cattle, as well as some orchard and beekeeping activity; the name of the settlement was changed from Nemška vas to Slovenska vas in 1955. The name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia’s postwar communist government to remove German elements from toponyms. According to Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, the original name of the village is a reference to German and Carniolan refugees that fled here after an attack by the Venetians; the local church in the settlement belongs to the Parish of Pivka. Media related to Slovenska Vas, Pivka at Wikimedia Commons Slovenska Vas on Geopedia

Disco King (film)

Disco King is a 1984 Telugu drama film, produced by Rakesh under the Sri Vishnu Films banner and directed by Tatineni Prasad. It stars Tulasi in the lead roles and music composed by Chakravarthy; the film is a remake of the Hindi film Disco Dancer. The film begins on Balakrishna a street performer, plays music with his uncle Venkatesh. Once Tulasi daughter of multi-millionaire Jagannatham starts learning. Looking at it, enraged Jagannatham not only humiliates but imprisons Balakrishna's mother Seeta for a crime which makes them leave the city out of shame. Years roll by, Sudhakar the son of Jagannatham, a famous disco dancer, is a haughty spoiled-brat. At a juncture, he affronts his manager Nutan Prasad so he quits his job and challenges to create a new star opposite to him. At the same time, he spots Balakrishna, so, he arranges his show instead of Sudhakar which becomes a big hit. Here, Balakrishna is acquainted with Tulasi with a petty quarrel. Soon, Balakrishna reaches the highest peaks in his career, untiled as Disco King which takes the throne from Sudhakar and wins the heart of Tulasi.

Distressed Sudhakar becomes a drug addict, witnessing it, frenzied Jagannatham intrigues to eliminate Balakrishna. So, they electrify his guitar with high voltage current when Seeta dies. There onwards, Balakrishna gets guitar phobia, Jagannatham's men break his legs but he recovers with the help of Tulasi. At present, Balakrishna has to vie in All India Disco Competition where he is unable to hold the guitar Tulasi persuades, besides Sudhakar heckles at him. During that plight, Venkatesh arrives emboldens him when he starts singing but awfully Venkatesh dies while guarding Balakrishna against harm. At last, Balakrishna ceases his men; the movie ends on a happy note by Balakrishna continuing his musical journey. Nandamuri Balakrishna as Balakrishna Tulasi as Tulasi Jaggayya as Jagannatham Sudhakar as Sudhakar Nutan Prasad as Nutan Prasad Ranganath as Venkatesh Mikkilineni as Ali Baba Sumitra as Seeta Anupama Music composed by Chakravarthy. Lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. Music released on Star Music Company

Saint Chrysogonus

Saint Chrysogonus is a saint and martyr of ancient Rome venerated by the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Chrysogonus was martyred at Aquileia during the Persecution of Diocletian, was buried there, publicly venerated by the faithful of that region, he is the patron saint of Zadar. His name is found in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum on two different days, 31 May and 24 November, with the topographical note "in Aquileia". Early indeed the veneration of this martyr of Aquileia was transferred to Rome, where in Trastevere a titular church bears his name; this church is first mentioned in the signatures of the Roman Synod of 499, but it dates from the 4th century. It is possible that the founder of the church was a certain Chrysogonus, that, on account of the similarity of name, the church was soon devoted to the veneration of the martyr of Aquileia, In a similar way the veneration of Saint Anastasia of Sirmium was transplanted to Rome, it is possible, that from the beginning, for some unknown reason, it was consecrated to Saint Chrysogonus and does take its name from him.

About the 6th century arose a legend of the martyr that made him a Roman and brought him into relation with Saint Anastasia, evidently to explain the veneration of Chrysogonus in the Roman church that bears his name. According to this legend, Chrysogonus, at first a functionary of the vicarius Urbis, was the Christian teacher of Anastasia, the daughter of the noble Roman Praetextatus. Being thrown into prison during the persecution of Diocletian, he comforted by his letters the afflicted Anastasia. By order of Diocletian, Chrysogonus was brought before the emperor at Aquileia, condemned to death, beheaded, his corpse, thrown into the sea, was washed ashore and buried by the aged priest Zoilus, the patron saint of Zadar. In the legend the death of the saint is placed on 23 November; the Roman Catholic Church celebrates him on 24 November, the anniversary of the dedication of the church that bears his name. The Orthodox Church celebrates his feast day on 22 December together with his spiritual daughter Saint Anastasia the Roman.

St Chrysogonus is one of the saints mentioned during the Commemoration of the Living in the Roman Canon. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Saint Chrysogonus". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Saint of the Day, November 24: Saint Chrysogonus at San Crisogono di Aquileia Martyr Chrysogonus the Teacher of the Greatmartyr Anastasia Orthodox Synaxarion Saint Chrysogonus at the Christian Iconography web site "Here Followeth the Life of S. Grysogone" from the Caxton translation of the Golden Legend

Texel sheep

The Texel is a breed of domestic sheep from the island of Texel in the Netherlands. A muscled sheep, it produces a lean meat carcass and will pass on this quality to crossbred progeny; the wool is around 32 micrometres and is used for hosiery yarns and knitting wools. It is presently a popular lean meat sheep across Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand and the United States; the Texel sheep originated on the isle of Texel, the largest of the Wadden Islands off the north coast of the Netherlands. The exact origin of the breed is unknown although it is thought to be a cross of multiple English breeds, it was bred into a meat breed of outstanding carcass quality. It is now one of the most common meat breeds in the Netherlands, making up seventy percent of the national flock. In 1985, the first Texel in the United States were imported by the Meat Animal Research Center at Clay Center, Nebraska. In 1990 and after a five-year quarantine, some were released for purchase by private individuals In the early 1970s, the superior quality of the Dutch Texel caught the attention of some English breeders who were interested in importing Dutch Texels to the UK.

They were unable to import the Dutch Texels at the time and instead opted for importing French ones due to import laws. At the end of the decade UK import laws allowed the import of Dutch Texels. What is now known as the British Texel has proven to be a huge success in the British Isles, with many stud rams being used in commercial flocks for the production of meat; the breed has shown that its hardy nature and ability to finish for slaughter in a competitive period of time has been well suited to the requirements of the British food market. These qualities have helped the Texel breed become the most popular terminal sire breed in the UK. In August 2009, a Texel tup lamb named Deveronvale Perfection was sold for a world record price for a sheep of £231,000. Bred in Banffshire, the lamb was sold by Graham Morrison of Cornhill, Aberdeenshire to fellow sheep farmer Jimmy Douglas at a sale in Lanark; the high price has been attributed to the lamb's strong physical attributes, Deveronvale Perfection will be used for breeding.

Texels were selected from Finland to suit New Zealand and Australian conditions. In addition to their natural attributes of heavy muscling and leanness, they had to be mobile sheep capable of travelling distances, free lambing and easy care. A select Australian flock began quarantine in New Zealand in 1988 and an objective genetic selection program was implemented. In February 2012, selectors appointed by the Australian Texel Stud Breeders Association Inc. chose a total of 790 Texel ewes and 50 Texel rams from a base flock of 2220 Texels available for import to Australia. The Australian Texel Corporation Pty. Ltd. was formed by a group of investor-breeders who imported the sheep to Australia and undertook all the embryo transplants and semen collections and was responsible for the release of foetuses via recipient ewes to Australian studmasters. The first Texels were born in Australia in September, 1993, the first volume of the Annual Flock Register was produced in April 1994; the Texel breed is a white-faced breed with no wool on legs.

The breed is characterized by a distinctive short, wide face with a black nose and placed, short ears with a nearly horizontal carriage. They have black hooves; the wool is of medium grade with no black fibers. Mature animals shear fleece weights of 3.5 kg to 5.5 kg. The most outstanding characteristic of the Texel leanness. Texel-sired lambs show an advantage of one full leg score in breed comparisons and less total carcass fat—especially seam fat. A mutation in the 3' UTR of the myostatin gene in Texel sheep creates target sites for the microRNAs miR-1 and miR-206; this is to be the genetic cause of the muscular phenotype of this breed of sheep. Beltex Blue Texel The Blue Texel was first registered and recorded in the early 1970s in Holland when a blue lamb was born to white parents. After this occurred Texels were deliberately bred to give birth to blue lambs. By 1983 there were 11 flocks with a total of 213 blue texel sheep. Head should be narrow with a white halter mark Flat poll with no wool and head covered in fine hair with white tips on the ears Medium-sized sheep with a well-muscled body Fleece must be dense They should stand square and balanced Ideal color is a darker head and shoulder, light blue color on the back, dark again around their back end.

Black fleece with little or no white markings is not acceptable. They can now be found throughout Europe including The United Kingdom; the Blue Texel has not yet made its way across seas to North America. Blue Texels are used as a terminal sire in commercial flocks to add muscle and other meat characteristics to the lambs, their fleeces are becoming more popular due to their unique colour pattern. Blue Texels are a new breed in the show ring and catch the eye of the judge. AustralianTexel Stud Breeders Association British Texel Sheep Society Blue Texel Sheep Society 2016 Flockbook

Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. was a publicly traded gaming company that owned and operated casinos and resorts in Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively had 5,500 rooms, 8,000 slot positions and 270 table games; the company was based in Spring Valley and was majority-owned by Icahn Enterprises. The company was acquired in 2018 by Eldorado Resorts and Gaming and Leisure Properties for $1.85 billion. In January 2007, Columbia Sussex acquired Aztar Corporation, owner of the Tropicana casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, three other casinos, for $2.1 billion. A new subsidiary, Tropicana Entertainment LLC, was created to hold the combined company's casinos. After losing control of its largest property, the Tropicana Atlantic City, the new company was forced into bankruptcy in May 2008. While in bankruptcy, the Tropicana Las Vegas was split off as a separate entity; the rest of the company emerged from bankruptcy on March 8, 2010 as Tropicana Entertainment Inc. under the leadership of investor Carl Icahn.

On the same day, it regained control of the Tropicana Atlantic City, which Icahn and other investors had bought for $200 million in canceled debt. In approving the transfer, the Casino Control Commission stressed that Tropicana was a "different company" than the company that had lost its license in 2007. In March 2011, Tropicana sold the Horizon Casino in Vicksburg to a partnership of Tangent Gaming and Great Southern Investment Group, who renamed it as the Grand Station Hotel and Casino. In 2012, the company closed the Jubilee casino and consolidated its operations into the Lighthouse Point casino, expanded and rebranded as the Trop Casino Greenville. In May 2013, Tropicana agreed to sell the River Palms for $7 million to M1 Gaming, owner of Boomtown Reno, but the sale never went through. In July 2014, Tropicana instead agreed to sell the River Palms for $6.75 million to the owners of Dotty's. In March 2014, it was announced that the company‘s lease to operate the Horizon Casino Resort had expired on March 31, 2014 and was not renewed.

The Park Companies took over the property under an LLC known as "NevaOne" and closed the property on April 1, 2014 to begin an intense $40 million top-to-bottom makeover. In April 2014, Tropicana acquired Lumière Place, HoteLumière, the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis from Pinnacle Entertainment for $260 million; the company assumed management of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City after Icahn Enterprises purchased the casino's parent company. It closed in 2016. In April 2018, the company agreed to be acquired for $1.85 billion by Eldorado Resorts and Gaming and Leisure Properties. GLP would pay $1.21 billion to buy the land and buildings of Tropicana's casinos, while Eldorado would acquire Tropicana Entertainment for $640 million, lease the casinos from GLP. The parties modified the deal so that the real estate of Lumière Place would be sold to Eldorado instead of to GLP; the sale was completed on October 1, 2018. The Tropicana Aruba was separately sold to Icahn Enterprises; the properties owned by the company at the time of its acquisition were: Belle of Baton RougeBaton Rouge, Louisiana Lumière Place — St. Louis, Missouri MontBleuStateline, Nevada Trop Casino Greenville — Greenville, Mississippi Tropicana Aruba — Noord, Aruba Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City — Atlantic City, New Jersey Tropicana EvansvilleEvansville, Indiana Tropicana Laughlin — Laughlin, Nevada Bayou Caddy's Jubilee Casino — Greenville, Mississippi Casino Aztar — Caruthersville, Missouri Horizon Casino Resort — Stateline, Nevada Horizon Vicksburg Casino — Vicksburg, Mississippi River Palms — Laughlin, Nevada Tropicana Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada Trump Taj Mahal — Atlantic City, New Jersey