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The Sandman: Brief Lives

Brief Lives is the seventh collection of issues in the DC Comics series, The Sandman. Written by Neil Gaiman, penciled by Jill Thompson, inked by Vince Locke and Dick Giordano, coloured by Danny Vozzo, lettered by Todd Klein, with cover art by Dave McKean; the introduction was published as an afterword. The issues in the collection, #41-49, first appeared in 1992 and 1993; the collection first appeared in paperback and hardback in 1994. It was followed by Worlds' End; the story revolves around Delirium's wish to reconcile with her brother Destruction. To this end, she first contacts Desire and Despair, each of whom refuses to accompany her on her quest. According to a list, they consult people. After their driver Ruby dies in a fire accidentally caused by herself, Dream has his raven Matthew help Delirium drive their car to a strip club, where Dream consults with Ishtar, a former lover of Destruction. After Dream and Matthew leave, Ishtar performs a furious dance, in which she and the club are destroyed.

Realising that the various deaths are caused by their quest, Dream refuses to continue. Delirium secludes herself, Dream converses with the goddess Bast. Death scolds Dream into accompanying Delirium again; therefore and Delirium visit Destiny, who redirects them anew. As they leave, Destiny's book shows a flashback in which Destruction abandoned his realm, as well as a scene showing Dream returning to Earth just prior to his imprisonment. At Destiny's advice, Dream visits his son Orpheus, who directs them to Destruction in a small cabin, where he makes paintings and writes poetry, criticised by his dog Barnabas. During dinner, Destruction reveals that rather than allowing himself to be destroyed and have another aspect of himself take over - as had happened to Despair - he decided to abandon his realm. Destruction admits that he placed safeguards up in case someone came looking for him; as they all walk out to view the night sky, Destruction reveals that he once had a conversation with Death, who claimed that everything is known to everyone, but they all wilfully choose to ignore this information.

At length, Destruction dismantles his gallery, shrinks his scrying pool and sword, orders that Barnabas accompany Delirium, travels into space. Dream goes back to visit Orpheus, whom he permits to die. Despair, having regretted not going with Delirium, picks some flowers that sprouted from the blood of Orpheus, gives one to Desire. In his own realm, Dream orders Andros, the custodian of Orpheus' animated head, to bury Orpheus without a marker. Andros is shown burying Orpheus' head under a cherry tree with his son and grandson. Bender, Hy, The Sandman Companion, New York: Vertigo DC Comics, ISBN 1-56389-644-3 The Sandman: Brief Lives Moreno Notes at ciñaré.net Annotated Sandman Review of the trade paperback

The Freedom Fighter's Manual

The Freedom Fighter's Manual is the title of a fifteen-page propaganda booklet, manufactured by the United States Central Intelligence Agency and airdropped over Nicaragua in 1983, with the stated goal of providing a "Practical guide to liberating Nicaragua from oppression and misery by paralyzing the military-industrial complex of the traitorous marxist state". The manual explains several methods by. A Contra fighter gave the manual to a U. S. reporter in Honduras in 1984. The publication describes many ways in which the average citizen could disrupt the everyday workings of the government, it begins with actions that require little to no risk at all, such as hiding or destroying important tools, calling in sick for work, leaving lights and faucets on. It progresses to instruct people to steal food from the government, release livestock from farming cooperatives, make false reports of fires and crimes, sever telephone lines. Four pages are devoted to disabling vehicles. By the end of the pamphlet, there are detailed diagrams showing how to make Molotov cocktails and use them to firebomb police stations.

Iran–Contra affair Oliver North Nicaragua v. United States Psychological warfare Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare CIA activities in Nicaragua The Freedom Fighter's Manual The Freedom Fighter's Manual - battling communist rule, nicaragua.com How to "Neutralize" the Enemy by Evan Thomas, Ross H. Munro, Martin Casey in Time magazine, October 29, 1984

Wild Arabia

Wild Arabia is a British nature documentary series, first broadcast on BBC Two and BBC HD from 22 February to 8 March 2013. Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and narrated by Alexander Siddig, the three-part series focuses on the landscapes and people of the Arabian Peninsula; each episode is followed by a ten-minute Wild Arabia Diaries segment, illustrating the techniques used to film a particular subject. The series forms part of the Natural History Unit's "Continents" strand, it was preceded by Madagascar in 2011 and followed by Wild Brazil in 2014. The series premiered in Australia on 19 July 2015 on Nat Geo Wild. Wild Arabia at BBC Programmes

Carrollwood (CDP), Florida

Carrollwood is a census-designated place in northwestern Hillsborough County, United States. The population was 33,365 at the 2010 census; the census area includes the unincorporated communities of Carrollwood Village. For the 2000 census the area was enumerated under the name "Greater Carrollwood" and had a population of 33,519. A similar area was listed as "Lake Carroll" in 1970 and 1980; the ZIP Codes encompassing the CDP area are 33612, 33618 and 33624. Carrollwood is located at in northwestern Hillsborough County 28°3′29″N 82°30′55″W, about 9 miles north-northwest of downtown Tampa; the Carrollwood CDP is bordered by Citrus Park to the west, Egypt Lake-Leto and Town'n' Country to the south, Northdale to the north and Lake Magdalene and Forest Hills to the east. The CDP borders follow a CSX rail line on the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Carrollwood CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles, of which 9.2 square miles are land and 1.0 square mile, or 10.33%, is water.

Lake Carroll, Lake Ellen, Lake Lipsey, White Trout Lake, Boat Lake are in the eastern part of the CDP. As of the 2010 census, there were 33,365 people, 14,141 households, 8,957 families residing in the CDP; the racial makeup of the community was 80.8% White, 7.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.0% from some other race, 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos were 27.4% of the population. There were 14,141 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were headed by married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made of persons living alone, 8.6% were someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36, the average family size was 2.93. In the community the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 41.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males. For the period 2011 through 2015, the estimated median annual income for a household in the community was $62,266, the median income for a family was $75,297. Male full-time workers had a median income of $50,575 versus $40,490 for females; the per capita income for the community was $35,090. About 7.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over. The schools that serve the area are the following: Cannella Elementary School Carrollwood Elementary School Essrig Elementary School Hill Middle School Chamberlain High School Gaither High School Leto High School Corbett Preparatory School of IDS Carrollwood Village official website

Jacek Pałkiewicz

Jacek Pałkiewicz is a Polish journalist and explorer. Fellow of the prestigious London-based Royal Geographical Society and numerous other such societies, he is best known for his discovery of the sources of the Amazon River. Throughout his life, Pałkiewicz collaborated with many of the most respected newspapers, including Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport and National Geographic, he authored more than 30 books documenting his expeditions and became an internationally recognized expert on survival skills in extreme conditions. Jacek Edward Pałkiewicz was born June 2, 1942 in a German labour camp in Immensen near Lehrte in Lower Saxony, where his mother was forcibly sent during World War II, his parents were of Polish descent. He grew up in a small town in Masuria in northern Poland, from where he emigrated to Italy in 1970. There he met his future wife Linda Vernola. In 1971, he joined the merchant navy of Panama as an officer. After a brief stay in Sierra Leone, where he worked as a diamond mine manager, he moved to Ghana where he became inspector at a goldmine.

In 1972, he headed his first major expedition in. Soon afterward he returned to Italy and settled in Milan, where he graduated from a local school of journalism in 1975. Since Pałkiewicz has visited all the geographical zones for the documentation of small and inaccessible corners of the world. In 1975, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in a lifeboat – from Dakar, Senegal to Georgetown in 44 days; this kind of valuable experience in extreme conditions was followed by both NASA and the Soviet cosmonauts. In 1989, he led "The Cool Pole" expedition to the coldest place in Siberia with a reindeer sledge. In 1992, he crossed the jungle of Vietnam on elephants, in 1995 crossed Bhutan on yaks; the same year, another of his expeditions traveled down the Yangtze River in a sampan. He led the 1994 Cosmonaut's International Ecological Mission in Siberia, under the patronage of Boris Yeltsin President of Russia, he is best known for his 1996 expedition to the Andes. In collaboration with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima and the Peruvian Navy, he led the scientific expedition "Amazon Source'96", which indisputably established the source of the Amazon River to be the Kiwicha snowfield at the feet of Mismi in the Peruvian Andes.

This discovery has been accepted by Lima's Geographic Society. In 2002, under the patronage of the government of Peru, Pałkiewicz began an expedition upstream the Madre de Dios River in search of the semi-mythical city of Paititi, better known as El Dorado, he resides in Bassano del Grappa near Venice, where he continues to train various special forces and astronauts in the art of survival. Apart from the Royal Geographical Society, he is a member of Società Geografica Italiana, Sociedad Geográfica de Lima and Russian Geographic Society. Beyond limits, Milan, 1977. Http://www.amazonia-andina.org/sites/default/files/ICAA_ISU_OrigenRioAmazonas_ElComercio_1dic10.pdf http://www.peruviantimes.com/15/satellite-images-confirm-true-source-of-the-amazon/13676/ http://www.rp.pl/artykul/751736.html http://nieufnie.nowyekran.pl/post/28074,pomnik-u-zrodla-amazonki http://tvp.info/informacje/nauka/to-palkiewicz-odkryl-zrodlo-amazonki/3751702 http://www.rp.pl/artykul/589881_Satelita--wskazal-zrodla-Amazonki-.html http://elcomercio.pe/peru/677548/noticia-confirmado-manantial-arequipeno-apacheta-da-origen-al-rio-amazonasrigen-al-rio-amazonas https://web.archive.org/web/20111209011335/http://www.itogi.ru/life/2011/49/172404.html https://web.archive.org/web/20120523232744/http://news.n7w.com/2011/09/28/2537/ http://www.unapiquitos.ed

Paul Pîrșan

Paul Pîrşan Prof. Dr. is a Romanian agricultural scientist, University Professor and Rector of the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. After his academic studies Pîrşan managed the agricultural farm in the Recaș area of Timiş County. In 1986 he started as scientific assistant at the Agricultural Institute Timişoara. After his conferral of a doctorate in agriculture he became university lecturer and after his postdoctoral lecture qualification he became Lecturer and professor of agronomy, he participated in five agricultural research projects as the project leader. Pîrşan became director of the agricultural institut and Dean of the Agronomic Faculty, County Councillor and Chairman of the Culture Committee of the Timiş County Council since 2005. Pîrşan was elected rector of the USAB-TM in 2012. Project: Project Director.