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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur, popularly known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many as one of the most significant rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, he is considered a symbol of resistance and activism against inequality. Shakur was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City but relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988, he moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues in the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z... and the critically acclaimed Me Against the World, considered as his magnum opus. In 1995, after being convicted of molestation and becoming a victim of a robbery and shooting, Shakur became involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry.

His double-disc album All Eyez on Me became certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas; the Notorious B. I. G. Shakur's friend turned rival, was at first considered a suspect, but was murdered in another drive-by shooting several months later. Five more albums have been released since his death. Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone named Shakur in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Outside music, Shakur gained considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles as Bishop in Juice, Lucky in Poetic Justice where he starred alongside Janet Jackson, Ezekiel in Gridlock'd, Jake in Gang Related, all garnering praise from critics.

Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971, into an African-American family in the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City. His birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks. Lesane was born a month after his mother was acquitted of more than 150 charges of "Conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks" in the New York Panther 21 trial, his parents, Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland, were active members of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At one year old, his mother renamed him after Túpac Amaru II, the 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary, executed after leading an indigenous uprising against Spanish rule. "Tupac" derives from the Quechua language word "thupaq", meaning "royal". I wanted him to have the name of indigenous people in the world. I wanted him to know he was part of a world culture and not just from a neighborhood... — Afeni Shakur Many people in Shakur's life were involved with the Black Liberation Army. His godfather, Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, a high-ranking Black Panther, had been convicted of murdering a school teacher during a 1968 robbery, although his sentence was overturned.

His stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, spent four years at large on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, beginning in 1982. Mutulu was wanted for having helped his friend Assata Shakur, Tupac's godmother, to escape from a penitentiary in New Jersey in 1979. Mutulu was caught in 1986 and convicted and sentenced to prison for the 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored truck, during which two police officers and a guard were killed. Shakur had an older stepbrother, Mopreme "Komani" Shakur, a half-sister, two years his junior. Mopreme performed in many of his recordings. In 1984, the family moved from New York to Maryland. In Baltimore, Shakur attended Roland Park Middle School for the eighth grade, attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School for two years. After completing his second year at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Shakur transferred to the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting, poetry and ballet, he performed in the role of the Mouse King in the ballet The Nutcracker. Shakur, accompanied by one of his friends, Dana "Mouse" Smith, as his beatbox, won many rap competitions and was considered to be the best rapper in his school.

He was remembered as one of the most popular kids in his school because of his sense of humor, superior rapping skills, ability to mix with all crowds. Shakur developed a close friendship with Jada Pinkett. In the documentary Tupac: Resurrection, Shakur says, "Jada is my heart, she will be my friend for my whole life." Pinkett Smith calls him "one of my best friends. He was like a brother, it was beyond friendship for us. The type of relationship we had, you only get that once in a lifetime." A poem written by Shakur, titled "Jada", appears in his book, The Rose That Grew from Concrete, which includes a poem dedicated to Pinkett Smith called "The Tears in Cupid's Eyes." During his time in art school, Shakur became affiliated with the Baltimore Young Communist League USA. He began dating the daughter of the director of the local chapter of the Communist Party USA. In 1988, Shakur and his f

Viguiera

Viguiera is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae. The name honours French physician L. G. Alexandre Viguier, it contains around 150 species, which are known as goldeneyes and are native to the New World. These are herbs to bushy shrubs that bear orange daisy-like flowers. Viguiera australis S. F. Blake Viguiera cordifolia A. Gray – Heartleaf Goldeneye Viguiera dentata Spreng. – Sunflower Goldeneye, Toothleaf Goldeneye Viguiera media S. F. Blake Viguiera nudicaulis Baker Viguiera paneroi B. L. Turner Viguiera pazensis Rusby Viguiera phenax S. F. Blake – Field Goldeneye Viguiera procumbens S. F. Blake Viguiera sodiroi S. F. Blake Viguiera stenoloba S. F. Blake – Skeletonleaf Goldeneye Viguiera sylvatica Klatt Viguiera triloba J. Olsen – Yellow Streamers Viguiera tuberosa Benth. & Hook.f. Ex Griseb. Bahiopsis deltoidea Bahiopsis laciniata E. E. Schill. & Panero Bahiopsis parishii E. E. Schill. & Panero Bahiopsis reticulata E. E. Schill. & Panero Helianthus porteri Pruski Heliomeris longifolia var. annua W.

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Amity, Missouri

Amity is a village in DeKalb County, United States. The population was 54 at the 2010 census, it is part of the St. MO -- KS Metropolitan Statistical Area. Amity was platted in 1870. A post office called Amity has been in operation since 1872. Amity is located at 39°52′7″N 94°26′5″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.17 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 54 people, 20 households, 13 families residing in the village; the population density was 317.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 31 housing units at an average density of 182.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. There were 20 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 35.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.38.

The median age in the village was 45.5 years. 16.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 53.7% male and 46.3% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 70 people, 31 households, 23 families residing in the town; the population density was 324.9 people per square mile. There were 36 housing units at an average density of 167.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.14% White, 2.86% from two or more races. There were 31 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.65. In the town the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, the median income for a family was $28,333. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $23,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $11,388. There were 16.7% of families and 18.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64

Tedbury

Tedbury known as Tidbury and Tjedboro, was a Darug Aboriginal Australian involved in frequent acts of resistance to British colonists in the early years of New South Wales. He was the son of noted resistance fighter Pemulwuy. Tedbury was tried before the magistrate at Parramatta, Reverend Samuel Marsden, he was released at the behest of Aboriginal Australians who had participated in the capture of Musquito. Tedbury was an ally of a frequent visitor to Elizabeth Farm; when Governor Bligh placed Macarthur under arrest in 1808, Tedbury offered to spear the governor. He took part in a robbery of a traveller named Tunks on Parramatta Road in 1809; the local newspaper reported at the time: The son appears to have inherited the ferocity and vices of his father: Upon the above occasion he pointed his spear to the head and breast of Tunks, threatened to plunge the weapon into him. Several other such attacks have been made, but as Tedbury is stated to have always been of the party, which consisted. Tedbury took part an attack on a settlers farm owned by Thomas Bond at Georges River on 26 September 1809.

According to a contemporary report: A number of natives assembled about the farm... and behaved in a outrageous manner. They manifested an inclination to plunder, but were prevented by the determination, shewn to resist them, they threw several spears, one of which grazed the ear of Mr. F. Meredith, who assisted in the defence of the place, which it was at length found necessary to abandon. Tedbury was involved in a theft of a flock of sheep belonging to Edward Powell of Parramatta Road, Canterbury. Powell and some men tried to track down the thieves but they escaped, although some of the sheep were recovered. On 19 February 1810, Tedbury, in full view of witnesses, threw a spear at the sister of Edward Luttrell, in the garden of her house at Paramatta. Edward shot him in the upper lip and notwithstanding treatment the next day from the Assistant Surgeon at Hawkesbury, after at least some weeks he died of his wounds. Luttrell was charged with assault and acquitted on 10 March 1810, Tedbury being still alive at the time.

Edward's brother Robert Burgess Luttrell was clubbed to death on 7 November the next year in a reprisal attack by Tedbury's fellow Darugs over his breaking of their spears and taking away of their women

John Hester

John Graves Hester is a former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On August 28, 2009 on his major league debut, he hit a two-run homer in his first Major League at-bat in a game against the Houston Astros, he attended Marist School in Atlanta before attending Stanford University. Hester graduated from Stanford in the spring of 2006. Hester was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2005 MLB Draft but did not sign a professional contract, he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He was called up to the majors on August 28, 2009 from Triple A Reno Aces after catcher Chris Snyder injured his back and was forced to the disabled list; the same night, Hester hit a two-run homer in first career Major League at-bat in the sixth inning of the game against the Houston Astros off Astros Wilton Lopez after a 2-2 delivery from Lopez. Hester was sent to the Baltimore Orioles on April 30, 2011 to complete a previous trade from December 6, 2010 when the ballclub acquired Mark Reynolds.

On April 24, 2012, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Hester and assigned him to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, according to MLB.com. After playing 39 games for the Angels in 2012, Hester returned to Salt Lake in 2013, he elected free agency in October 2014. On October 22 he signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, which includes an invitation to major league spring training, he was released on June 3, 2015. List of players with a home run in first major league at-bat Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Stanford Cardinal Baseball bio

Storm (software)

Storm is a Python programming library for object-relational mapping between one or more SQL databases and Python objects. It allows Python developers to formulate complex queries spanning multiple database tables to support dynamic storage and retrieval of object information. MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite database support is built into Storm, the API allows for support for others. Storm supports the Django and Zope web frameworks natively. Twisted support is planned for the.20 release. Storm was developed at Canonical Ltd. in Python for use in the Launchpad and Landscape applications and subsequently released in 2007 as free software. The project is free software and released under the GNU Lesser General Public License and contributors are required to assign copyrights to Canonical. Version control is done in issue tracking in Launchpad. DatabaseObjects TurboGears SQLAlchemy SQLObject Official website