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Erigeron blochmaniae

Erigeron blochmaniae is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names Blochman's erigeron and Blochman's leafy daisy. Erigeron blochmaniae is endemic to California, where it is limited to the coastline of San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties, it lives in sand dunes and coastal hillsides, habitat, declining as it is claimed for development. Erigeron blochmaniae is a perennial herb growing from a stout woody caudex or rhizome and reaching heights of 40 to 80 centimeters, its stem is lined with each one to three centimeters long. Atop each hairy stem is an inflorescence, with flower heads each just over a centimeter wide bearing light blue, lavender, or white ray florets surrounding golden yellow or greenish disc florets. Jepson Manual Treatment United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California

Nyssa (Cappadocia)

Nyssa was a small town and bishopric in Cappadocia, Asia Minor. It is important in the history of Christianity due to being the see of the prominent 4th century bishop Gregory of Nyssa. Today, its name continues to be used as a titular see in the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church; the Antonine Itinerary places it on the road from Ancyra to Caesarea, between Parnassos and Asiana, 24 Roman miles from Parnassus and 32 from Asiana. Ptolemy's Geography places it at 68°20' 38°40 in the Prefecture of Murimene; the Synecdemus and the Notitiae Episcopatuum indicate that Nyssa was in the Roman province of Cappadocia Prima. The site of Nyssa has been identified as near the modern town of Harmandalı, Ortaköy district, Aksaray province, in south-central Turkey; the archaeological site consists of two tells, named Büyükkale and Küçükkale, located 1 and 2 km to the north of Harmandalı with the town located 1 km north Another proposed location associates it with the modern city of Nevşehir, but modern scholarship has cast serious doubt on this.

William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography placed the town at a village, not otherwise mentioned, called Nirse or Nissa and said that it was anciently in a district called Muriane, not far from the river Halys. Nyssa was important enough in the Roman province of Cappadocia Prima to become a suffragan of it capital's Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Caesarea in Cappadocia; the earliest bishop of Nyssa whose name is known is Gregory of Nyssa, bishop of Nyssa from about 372 to 394 and brother of Basil the Great, bishop of Nyssa's metropolitan see, Caesarea in Cappadocia. The bishop at the time of the Council of Ephesus in 431 was Heraclides. Musonius took part in the Robber Council of Ephesus in 449, Ioannes in the Second Council of Constantinople in 553, another Ioannes in the Third Council of Constantinople in 680, Paulus in the Trullan Council in 693, a third Ioannes in the Second Council of Nicaea in 787, Ignatius in the Photian Council of Constantinople. A 10th-century bishop named.

The Eastern Orthodox Church has continued to appoint titular bishops of Nyssa after the town and its Christian community ceased to exist. In practice, these titular bishops held jurisdiction over Orthodox Christian communities located elsewhere. Since 2012, the title "Bishop of Nyssa" is held by the bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese. In the 18th century, the Roman Catholic Church began appointing titular bishops of Nyssa; the Catholic see is vacant, having had the following incumbents: Guillaume Tual as Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Strasbourg Tommaso Sextri, Dominican Order as Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Tonking, next succeeding as Apostolic Vicar of Eastern Tonking Kryspin Cieszkowski as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Lviv Federico Guarini, Benedictine Confederation as Bishop-Prelate of Territorial Prelature of Altamura. Bonifacio ed Alessio, Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals, Prefect of Sacred Congregation of Bishops and Regulars, Pro-Datary of His Holiness of Apostolic Dataria, transferred Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina, promoted Datary of His Holiness of Apostolic Dataria Placido Maria Schiaffino, Olivetans as Roman Curia official: President of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Secretary of Sacred Congregation of Bishops and Regulars.

Antonio Brown

Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. is an American football wide receiver. Raised in Liberty City, Brown attended Miami Norland High School, where he competed in both football and track, he played college football at Central Michigan University, where he earned All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 as a punt returner. A sixth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, Brown has amassed more receptions than any other player since he entered the league. During Brown's first season with the Steelers, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV but lost to the Green Bay Packers, he finished his rookie season with 16 receptions for 167 yards in ten games. During his second NFL season, he became the first player in NFL history to have more than 1,000 yards receiving and returning in the same year. For his efforts, Brown was selected as a punt returner for the 2012 Pro Bowl. In 2013, he became the only receiver in NFL history to record five receptions and at least 50 yards in every single game of an NFL season. Although his on-the-field productivity continued over the next several seasons, including leading the league in receptions and receiving yards in 2014, receptions in 2015, receiving yards in 2017, receiving touchdowns in 2018, Brown's relationship with the Steelers soured with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he requested a trade.

In 2019, Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders, who made him the highest-paid receiver in the league. However, his time in Oakland was short-lived, following several off-the-field incidents, including a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock, the team released Brown without him playing a regular-season game. Brown signed with the New England Patriots shortly thereafter but was cut after appearing in just one game. At the time, the NFL was investigating sexual assault allegations made against him. Brown is the son of retired Arena Football League star Eddie Brown, named the best player in the league's history in 2006, he played wide receiver for collegiate football for Louisiana Tech. Brown attended Miami Norland High School in Miami, where he was a two-sport athlete in both football and track & field. In football, Brown played running back, wide receiver, punt returner for the Vikings, he was a two-time Class 6A all-state selection and was named North Athlete of the Year at 2005 Miami-Dade Gridiron Classic.

In track, Brown was a two-time state qualifier in the 100-meter dash, ran the fourth leg on the Norland 4 × 100 m relay squad, helping them capture the state title at 41.50 seconds. Coming out of high school, Brown applied to Florida State University, his admission was denied over academic concerns. After attempting to attend Alcorn State, he decided to enroll at North Carolina Tech Prep. Playing in just five games at quarterback, Brown passed for 1,247 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 451 yards and 13 touchdowns. Once he finished his lone season at North Carolina Tech Prep, he received a scholarship to play at Florida International University, but he was expelled before the season for an altercation with security. Brown began reaching out to wide receivers coach Butch Jones at West Virginia, since he had been recruited by him. After learning that Jones had left West Virginia to become the head coach at Central Michigan, Brown enrolled at the school and started his college football career as a walk-on freshman.

Brown attended and played college football for Central Michigan from 2007–2009. Brown began attending Central Michigan in 2007 after wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni told him he could fly to Michigan and try out for the team as a walk-on wide receiver. Transitioning from the quarterback position in high school to wide receiver in college was not that difficult for him, after a few weeks, Central Michigan coaches offered him a scholarship. Brown had difficulty adjusting to the college lifestyle, being on time for meetings and practice. Azzanni and his wife helped him get situated and into an established routine, he soon became like a part of their family. During his first season at Central Michigan, Brown played in 14 games, he played well enough to win the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and was All-Conference as a returner. For his freshman season, he had 102 receptions for six touchdowns, his 102 receptions led the Mid-American Conference in 2007. Brown started every game during his sophomore season in 2008.

Against Temple, he had three receptions for a season-high two touchdown receptions. The next week, against Western Michigan, he had 10 receptions for 113 yards and threw a two-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. On November 28, while playing at Eastern Michigan, he had seven receptions for a season-high 172 yards and a touchdown. For the season, Brown hauled in 93 receptions for seven touchdowns, his 410 punt return yards and 791 kick return yards that season led the conference. In his junior season against Akron on September 26, 2009, Brown had nine receptions for 89 yards and a season-high two touchdowns. For the 2009 season, he had five games with over 100 receiving yards. In his last regular season game on January 6, 2010, against Troy, Brown had a season-high 13 receptions for 178 yards, he finished 2009 with single-season bests of 110 receptions, 1,198 receiving yards, nine touchdowns. For his career at Central Michigan, he had a school-record 305 receptions, 3,199 receiving yards, 22 touchdowns.

On January 7, 2010, he announced he would enter the 2010 NFL Draft. After Brown entered the 2010 NFL Draft, the majority of analysts and scouts pro

Shamil Gasanov

Shamil Askhabovich Gasanov is a Russian football player. He plays, he made his debut in the Russian Second Division for FC Podolye Podolsky district on 11 October 2012 in a game against FC Metallurg-Oskol Stary Oskol. He made his Russian Premier League debut for FC Anzhi Makhachkala on 18 October 2015 in a game against FC Krasnodar. On 15 August 2017, he moved to Norway, signing with Tromsø until December 2017 with an option for a 3-year extension, he returned to Russia without playing any games in Norway and signed with FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in February 2018. On 16 February 2019 he joined Baltika Kaliningrad on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season. Career summary by

Acacia Research

Acacia Research Corporation, founded in 1993, is an American company based in Irvine, California. Acacia partners with patent owners such as inventors and universities to license patents that are infringed. 95% of the company's business involves licensing infringed patents on behalf of patent owners to some of the world's largest corporations through patent litigation. Acacia creates a subsidiary company that acts as a special purpose entity for each set of patents that it enforces; the patent owner assigns the infringed patents to the subsidiary and the subsidiary licenses the patents to companies who are infringing. Acacia and the patent owner split any revenues generated from licensing the patents on a 50/50 basis.. Since the year 2000, Acacia has generated $1.4 Billion in revenue from licensing patents and has paid out over $731 Million to inventors and other patent owners. The company has formed 233 known subsidiaries and has litigated 1,412 cases, four of which were not through a subsidiary..

Acacia has been referred to as a non-practicing entity because the company derives revenue from licenses and lawsuits rather than from building products. Acacia Research Acacia Technologies, a subsidiary