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The Little Prince

The Little Prince is a novella by French aristocrat and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US by Reynal & Hitchcock in April 1943, posthumously in France following the liberation of France as Saint-Exupéry's works had been banned by the Vichy Regime; the story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, addresses themes of loneliness, friendship and loss. Despite its style as a children's book, The Little Prince makes poignant observations about life and human nature; the Little Prince became Saint-Exupéry's most successful work, selling an estimated 140 million copies worldwide, which makes it one of the best-selling and most translated books published. It has been translated into dialects; the Little Prince has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, television and opera. The narrator begins with a discussion on the nature of grown-ups and their inability to perceive important things.

As a test to determine if a grown-up is enlightened and like a child, he shows them a picture that he drew at the age of 6 depicting a snake which has eaten an elephant. The grown-ups always reply that the picture depicts a hat, so he knows to talk of "reasonable" things to them, rather than fanciful; the narrator becomes a pilot, one day, his plane crashes in the Sahara, far from civilization. He must fix his airplane to be saved. In the middle of the desert, the narrator is unexpectedly greeted by a young boy, nicknamed as "the little prince"; the prince has golden hair, a lovable laugh, will repeat questions until they are answered. Upon encountering the narrator, the little prince asks him to draw a sheep; the narrator first shows him his old picture of the elephant inside the snake, which, to the narrator's surprise, the prince interprets correctly. After three failed attempts at drawing a sheep, the frustrated narrator draws a box, claiming that the sheep the prince wants is inside the box.

Again, to the narrator's surprise, the prince exclaims that this was the drawing he wanted. Over the course of eight days stranded in the desert, while the narrator attempts to repair his plane, the little prince recounts the story of his life; the prince begins by describing life on his tiny home planet: in effect, a house-sized asteroid known as "B 612" on Earth. The asteroid's most prominent features are three minuscule volcanoes as well as a variety of plants; the prince describes spending his earlier days cleaning the volcanoes and weeding unwanted seeds and sprigs that infest his planet's soil. If the baobabs are not rooted out the moment they are recognized, it may be put off until it is too late and the tree has grown too large to remove, its roots having a catastrophic effect on the tiny planet; the prince wants a sheep to eat the undesirable plants, but worries it will eat plants with thorns. The prince tells of his love for a vain and silly rose that began growing on the asteroid's surface some time ago.

The rose is given to pretension, exaggerating ailments to gain attention and have the prince care for her. The prince says he nourished the rose and attended her, making a screen or glass globe to protect her from the cold wind, watering her, keeping off the caterpillars. Although the prince fell in love with the rose, he began to feel that she was taking advantage of him and he resolved to leave the planet to explore the rest of the universe. Upon their goodbyes, the rose is serious and apologizes that she failed to show she loved him and that they'd both been silly, she wishes him well and turns down his desire to leave her in the glass globe, saying she will protect herself. The prince laments that he did not understand how to love his rose while he was with her and should have listened to her kind actions, rather than her vain words; the prince has since visited six other planets, each of, inhabited by a single, narrow-minded adult, each meant to critique an element of society. They include: A king with no subjects, who only issues orders that can be followed, such as commanding the sun to set at sunset.

A narcissistic man who only wants the praise which comes from admiration and being the most-admirable person on his otherwise uninhabited planet. A drunkard. A businessman, blind to the beauty of the stars and instead endlessly counts and catalogues them in order to "own" them all A lamplighter on a planet so small, a full day lasts a minute, he wastes his life blindly following orders to extinguish and relight the lamppost every 30 seconds to correspond with his planet's day and night. An elderly geographer who has never been anywhere, or seen any of the things he records, providing a caricature of specialization in the contemporary world, it is the geographer who tells the prince that his rose is an ephemeral being, not recorded, recommends that the prince next visit the planet Earth. The visit to Earth begins with a pessimistic appraisal of humanity; the six absurd people the prince encountered earlier comprise, according to the narrator, just about the entire adult world. On earth there were111 kings... 7000 geographers, 900,000 businessmen, 7,500,000 tipplers, 311,000,000 conceited men.

Since the prince landed in a desert, he believed. He met a yellow snake that claimed to have the power to return him to his ho

2018–19 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team represents Grand Canyon University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are led by head coach Dan Majerle in his sixth season at Grand Canyon; the Antelopes play their home games at the GCU Arena in Phoenix, Arizona as members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 10 -- 6 in WAC play to finish in third place, they defeated Seattle and Utah Valley to advance to the championship game of the WAC Tournament where they lost to New Mexico State. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to West Virginia; the Antelopes finished the 2017–18 season 22–12, 9–5 in WAC play to finish in third place. They defeated UMKC and Utah Valley to advance to the championship game of the WAC Tournament where they lost to New Mexico State, they were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to Mercer. Source

The Universal School

The Universal School is an international school located in Tardeo, Mumbai. It is a co-educational day school that provides education for primary with upper primary and secondary; the school is associated with International General Certificate of Secondary Education and is authorized to offer the Cambridge IGCSE exams for grade 10th. The school has 182 students with 15 full-time teachers; the universal is being managed by Jesus Lal school. On March 2019,the school announced a freeze on fees from 1-10th grade for the next ten years; the Universal School has classrooms, large libraries, state-of-the-art computer Laboratories, They have separate laboratories for physics and biology, transportation. The school offers the following education programmes: Pre-primary Programme: The 4-year Pre-primary Programme is based on the British National Curriculum’s Early Years Foundation Stage. Cambridge Primary: This programme is built for grades I to V which helps in developing Mathematics, English & Science knowledge in young children.

Cambridge Secondary Programme 1: This is a 3-year programme for grades 6-8 and is based on the Cambridge Secondary 1 Programme. International General Certificate in Secondary Education: This programme is offered for grades IX and X, it is a 2-year programme that develops a creative thinking, inquiry & problem solving, gives excellent preparation for the next stage in education. List of schools in Mumbai List of schools in India The Universal School

Bajo Cinca/Baix Cinca

Bajo Cinca or Baix Cinca is a comarca in eastern Aragon, Spain. It is named after river Cinca; this comarca is located in the southeastern corner of the Huesca province. The administrative capital is Fraga, with 13,592 inhabitants the largest town of the comarca. Bajo Cinca/Baix Cinca borders La Litera/La Llitera, Cinca Medio and Bajo Aragón-Caspe/Baix Aragó-Casp in Aragon and Segrià and Ribera d'Ebre in Catalonia; this comarca belongs to the Catalan-speaking strip in eastern Aragon known as La Franja and some municipal terms of Bajo Cinca/Baix Cinca are part of the historical region of Lower Aragon. The region includes the municipalities of Ballobar, Belver de Cinca, Chalamera, Mequinenza, Ontiñena, Osso de Cinca, Torrente de Cinca, Velilla de Cinca and Zaidín; the 11 municipalities that comprise it are from the province of Huesca, with the exception of Mequinenza that belongs to Zaragoza. The Bajo / Baix Cinca, limits to the East with the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, to the north with the Region of Cinca Medio and La Litera, to the West with the Monegros and to the south with the Bajo Aragón.

The region sits on the final stretch of the Cinca River, in the center of the Middle Ebro Depression, between the Zaragoza and Lleida. The Cinca river and cultural axis, is the axis that divides the Bajo / Baix Cinca asymmetrically and that brings together all the villages, except Candasnos, its geography is characterized by the contrast of the fertile banks of the Ebro and Segre and the dry land that extends outside the valleys. In recent years, irrigation has been developed in rainfed areas, so that the landscape has been modified to adapt it to agricultural needs, its relief has been the result of thousands of years of work in the Cinca River that, with the evolution of the years, was excavating its channel forming large and uneven terraces on both banks of its channel, which have been converted into fertile orchards. The landscape is a true natural heritage that the people of Bajo / Baix Cinca are committed to conserve; the impressive contrast between the river banks full of greenery and the arid land of the Monegros offers an unparalleled variety of ecosystems.

It can be found from fauna and flora with typical characteristics of the steppes and deserts to the enormous ornithological richness that abounds on the banks of the rivers. Of special natural importance is the one known as Aiguabarreig, formed in the final stretch of the confluence of the Cinca and Ebro river in Mequinenza; the weather is characterized by being continental and with a lack of rain, a fact that determines the vegetation of the Bajo / Baix Cinca. The warmest months are July and August, where the temperature can reach 35 °C or sometimes up to 40 °C. On the other hand, in the cold months of December and January the temperatures range between 0 °C and -5 °C; the region receives the dry wind of the deer that descends along the Ebro valley. The average rainfall level ranges between 300 and 400 mm distributed irregularly throughout the annual period. Prolonged periods of drought are common during the year; the socio-economic transformation experienced in Spain in the 1960s caused territorially a double current of emigration: from the interior areas to the periphery and from the rural to the urban centers.

For the Bajo / Baix Cinca region, as for other areas of Aragon, it meant a strong depopulation of its rural nuclei and the concentration of a part of the population in the capital of the region. The population of the region, represents 11.03% of the total of the province of Huesca. The proportion between men and women is quite homogeneous. Fraga is where most of the population is concentrated, followed by Mequinenza with 9.64% of the county total. All municipalities have a historical decrease with the exception of Fraga; the Bajo / Baix Cinca region is one of the most dynamic regions in Aragon promoted by the agricultural sector. The percentage of the population employed in agriculture with respect to the total is 25.5%, creating an important added value in the sweet fruit sector. The Bajo / Baix Cinca is the Aragonese region with the most cultivated hectares in this sector; the Bajo / Baix Cinca has always been an agricultural area for two fundamental reasons: the first one because traditionally and culturally it has been associated to the countryside and the second one due to the weather factor and the low rainfall rate.

It is a important sector with a considerable increase in production due to the modernization of agricultural holdings and the increase of the Mequinenza irrigable area, reaching more than 3,000 hectares. Mequinenza has become a regional engines that leads this sector dedicated to peach, cherry and almond. Industry in Bajo / Baix Cinca is based on industrial activities; the agrobusiness sector has a high percentage of companies, its prominence in relation to direct and indirect employment is significant. Services sector is relevant for the economy of the area, representing the second source of income for the population, with a special importance of the tourism sector in areas such as Mequinenza that have numerous companies of active tourism, sport fishing and cultural tourism that attract both national and international visitors throughout the year; the energy production sector has been concentrated in Mequinenza. In 1850s it was with the coal extraction from the Mequinenza coal basin for more than 150 years and with the construction of hydroelectric res

List of Italian constituencies

This is a list of Italian constituencies from 1946 to present. For the election of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, since 1993 Italy is divided in 27 districts called circoscrizioni. However, the distribution of seats being calculated at national level, districts serve only to choose the single candidates inside the party lists. During the election of the Italian Senate, according to the Constitution, each Region is a single district, without connections at national level. During the Regional elections, the districts correspond to the Provinces if some seats are allocated at regional level. For the Provincial elections, a special system is used, based on localized lists: if the competition is disputed on provincial level, candidates are presented in single-member districts, their final position inside each party list depends by the percentage of votes they received in their own districts. For the Communal elections no districts are used

1908 in archaeology

The year 1908 in archaeology involved some significant events. January: Skeleton Cave rediscovered, containing remains of Yavapai massacred in the Battle of Salt River Canyon. At Avebury by Harold St George Gray. First excavations at Samaria begin by a Harvard expedition. Sakçagözü excavated by John Garstang. Ulugh Beg Observatory is discovered in Samarkand by Russian archaeologist V. L. Vyatkin, destroyed in 1449. A. Hadrian Allcroft - Earthwork of England: Prehistoric, Saxon, Danish and Mediæval. Joseph Déchelette begins publishing his Manuel d'Archéologie Préhistorique, Celtique, et Gallo-romaine. 3 July: Phaistos Disc. 3 August: "La Chapelle-aux-Saints 1", a 56,000- to 47,000-year-old Neanderthal adult male skeleton, is found at La Chapelle-aux-Saints in central France by Amédée and Jean Bouyssonie and L. Bardon. A 40,000-year-old Neanderthal boy skeleton is found at Le Moustier in southwest France by Otto Hauser. Venus of Willendorf found by Josef Szombath; the largest coin hoard is found, 150,000 13th century silver pennies in Brussels.

November 25: Jia Lanpo, Chinese prehistorian December 17: Willard Frank Libby, American developer of radiocarbon dating Frank Calvert, English archaeologist