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Upper Bavaria

Upper Bavaria is one of the seven administrative districts of Bavaria, Germany. Upper Bavaria is located in the southern portion of Bavaria, is centered on the city of Munich, both state capital and seat of the district government; because of this, it is by far the most populous administrative division in Bavaria. It is subdivided into four planning regions: Ingolstadt, Bayerisches Oberland, Südostoberbayern; the name'Upper Bavaria' refers to the relative position on the Danube and its tributaries: downstream Upper Bavaria is followed by Lower Bavaria, Upper Austria, Lower Austria. Landkreise: Historical Population of Upper Bavaria: The duchy of Upper Bavaria was created for the first time with the First Bavarian partition in 1255 under duke Louis II but there was no exact correlation between this duchy and the current territory. After the reunification in 1340 Bavaria was divided again in 1349, in 1392 the duchies Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt were created in Upper Bavaria. In 1505 Bavaria was permanently reunited.

For administrative purposes, Bavaria was split into Rentämter. Upper Bavaria consisted of the Rentamt Rentamt Burghausen. After the founding of the Kingdom of Bavaria the state was reorganised and, in 1808, divided into 15 administrative districts, in Bavaria called, they were created in the fashion of the French departements, quite in size and population, named after their main rivers. In the following years, due to territorial changes, the number of districts was reduced to 8. One of these was the Isarkreis. In 1837 king Ludwig I of Bavaria renamed the Kreise after historical names, tribes; this involved border changes or territorial swaps. Thus, the Isarkreis changed to Upper Bavaria. Instead of a Rentamt-style mere administrational unit, the newly created districts became predecessors of modern regional self-government, building a political and administrational link in-between the Bavarian state as a whole and the local authorities. Featured former residence cities are the capital Munich and Neuburg an der Donau and the diocesan towns of Freising and Eichstätt.

Interesting townscapes are found at Landsberg am Lech, Wasserburg am Inn and Burghausen and further south Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden. The highest mountain in Upper Bavaria, offers an incomparable panoramic view of the Alps. Nestled in forested mountain ranges, the lakes Tegernsee and Spitzingsee, are idyllically situated; the larger lakes, like Starnberger See and Chiemsee further to the east, all situated in the pre-alpine uplands, offer regular Passenger services on steamers. Sacred art treasures can be found in the monasteries Andechs, Schäftlarn, Fürstenfeld, Benediktbeuern and Ettal and in the Wieskirche. Among popular excursions in Upper Bavaria are the Koenigssee with the Sanctuary of St Bartholomew's and mount Watzmann, the royal castles of Ludwig II, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee in Chiemsee, the Burghausen Castle and the castle Hohenaschau; the most important places of pilgrimage are Tuntenhausen. Media related to Upper Bavaria at Wikimedia Commons Official website Regierung von Oberbayern Official website Bezirk Oberbayern Tourism website

Days of Glory (1944 film)

Days of Glory is a 1944 American film which tells the story of a group of Soviet guerrillas fighting back during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia. It marked the film debut of Gregory Peck, it was the first film produced by screen writer Casey Robinson, who in early January 1943 had been contracted by RKO Radio Pictures to write and produce the film under the working title This Is Russia. Robinson and Toumanova married in 1944 and divorced in 1955. Nina Ivanova, a Russian dancer, becomes separated from a group sent to entertain the troops, she is found and taken to the hideout of a partisan group led by Vladimir operating behind the German lines near the city of Tula. At first, the veteran guerrillas do not know. Youngster Olga is astonished that she does not know how to fight, mend or clean; the men, are entranced by her beauty. When a German soldier stumbles upon their lair, he is captured. Vladimir is ready to execute him out of hand for answering his questions with transparent lies. Nina is aghast at the thought.

The educated Semyon persuades Vladimir to give the prisoner a fair trial the next day. That night, the German tries forcing Nina to shoot him; this act gains her the group's acceptance. The next time the guerrillas carry out an attack, Vladimir takes her along, they blow up a German ammunition train. While hiding from a German patrol and Nina embrace and kiss. Although she has fallen in love with him, she does not understand his ruthlessness, he explains that before the war he was an engineer, proud to have helped build a dam to provide electricity. He had to destroy it to keep it out the hands of the Germans; when Vladimir has to send a message to headquarters, he decides a woman would be less to be suspected. He chooses the only other woman in the group and a skilled sniper. Yelena loves Vladimir herself, she is killed by the Germans. However, he softens enough to send along the teenage Mitya with her, they get through rendezvous with Vladimir at a village with the message that the long hoped for first Russian counterattack will begin the next day.

When a German officer unexpectedly confiscates the house in which Vladimir is hiding, Mitya spits in the German's face before he can discover the guerrilla leader. He questioned. Nina begs Vladimir to do something, but he cannot risk endangering his part in the next day's operations; when Mitya refuses to betray his comrades, he is publicly hanged. Nina watches helplessly from the crowd. Vladimir is put in charge of all the local partisans, they are ordered to attack and retreat to draw away a German reserve force. Thus, when the Russian spearhead breaks through, there will be nothing in its path. One by one, Vladimir's men die bravely. In the last scene and Nina resist as an enemy tank approaches and fills the screen blows up in front of them. Tamara Toumanova as Nina Ivanova Gregory Peck as Vladimir Alan Reed as Sasha Maria Palmer as Yelena Lowell Gilmore as Semyon Hugo Haas as Fedor Dena Penn as Olga, Mitya's young sister Glen Vernon as Mitya Igor Dolgoruki as Dmitri Edward L. Durst as Petrov Lou Crosby as Johann Staub Parts of the film were shot in Cedar City, Utah.

The film recorded a loss of $593,000. Vernon L. Walker, James G. Stewart, Roy Granville were nominated for the Oscar for Best Effects. List of American films of 1944 Days of Glory on IMDb Days of Glory at the TCM Movie Database Days of Glory at AllMovie Days of Glory at the American Film Institute Catalog


Mountain coatis are two species of procyonid mammals from the genus Nasuella. Unlike the larger coatis from the genus Nasua, mountain coatis only weigh 1.0–1.5 kilograms and are endemic to the north Andean highlands in South America. Genetic evidence indicates that the genus Nasua is only monophyletic if it includes the mountain coatis. Based on cytochrome b sequences, Nasua nasua is the sister taxon to a clade consisting of Nasua narica plus both species of Nasuella; until only a single species with three subspecies was recognized. In 2009 this species was split into two species, the eastern mountain coati from Venezuela, the western mountain coati from Colombia and Ecuador. Externally, the two species of mountain coatis are quite similar, but the eastern mountain coati is overall smaller, somewhat shorter-tailed on average, has markedly smaller teeth, a paler olive-brown pelage, a dark mid-dorsal stripe on the back. Both are found in cloud páramo. A population discovered in southern Peru has tentatively been identified as the western mountain coati, but may represent an undescribed taxon.

They are poorly known, the "combined species" has been classified as data deficient by the IUCN. Their behavior appears to resemble that of the better-known Nasua coatis, although the mountain coatis feed less on fruit. Unlike the Nasua coatis, mountain coatis are rare in captivity. Among ISIS registered institutions, only three zoos reported that they had mountain coatis in early 2011, but at least one of these appears to be a case of misidentification. A mountain coati, confiscated from poachers is kept at Bioparque la Reserva in Cota, Colombia. ARKive. Nasuella olivacea in Ecuador. Photo by Nigel Simpson/Jocotoco Foundation

Carmel Bay

Carmel Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean, along the central coast of California in Monterey County. The bay is 4 miles long and 2 miles wide with its mouth about three miles across, between Point Carmel to the south and Point Cypress to the north; the bay's coastline includes Carmel City Beach and Carmel River State Beach, with wildlife protected by the'Carmel Bay Ecological Reserve'. The City of Carmel, formally "Carmel-by-the-Sea", adjoins Carmel Bay, with the cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz about 5 miles, 4 miles, 45 miles north, respectively. Several areas in Carmel Bay have been designated marine protected areas under California's Marine Life Protection Act.'Carmel Bay State Marine Conservation Area' is underneath Carmel Bay, both'Carmel Pinnacles State Marine Reserve' and'Point Lobos State Marine Reserve' are underneath Carmel Bay. Along with the adjoining'Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area', nearly 17 square miles of marine protected areas in the waters in and around Carmel Bay are like underwater parks, helping to conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.

No living marine resources may be taken from these areas, except from'Carmel Bay SMCA', from there only recreational fishing for finfish and limited "by hand" commercial harvesting of giant kelp and bull kelp, by permit. The first Europeans to discover the bay were Spanish mariners led by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, sailing up the California coast without landing. In 1602, Spanish explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno named the nearby "Rio de Carmelo" to honor the three Carmelite priests on his expedition; the area around Carmel Bay experiences a cool summer Mediterranean climate typical of coastal areas of California. The wet season is from October to May, summers are overcast, the sun blocked by marine layer clouds which can produce drizzle. September and October offer the best weather of the year, with an average high of 72 °F; the average annual rainfall in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 15 inches per year and the average temperature is 57 degrees F


Akonadi is a storage service for personal information management data and metadata named after the oracle goddess of justice in Ghana. It is one of the “pillars” behind the KDE SC 4 project, although it is designed to be used in any desktop environment, it is extensible and provides concurrent read and query access. Akonadi provides retrieval, it functions as an extensible data storage for all PIM applications. In KDE 3 each PIM application had different data storage and handling methods, which led to several implementations of the same features. Besides data storage, Akonadi has several other components including search, a library for easy access and notification of data changes. Akonadi communicates with servers to fetch and send data instead of applications through a specialized API. Data can be retrieved from Akonadi by a model designed to collect specific data; the application itself is made of viewers and editors to display data to the user and let them input data. Akonadi supports metadata created by applications.

Development of PIM applications is made much easier because Akonadi takes care of data storage and retrieval, which are traditionally the difficult parts of creating a PIM application. The Mailody developer Tom Albers demonstrated how a mail reader could be created in only 10 minutes using Akonadi

Aloma Elementary School

Orange County Public Schools is the public school district for Orange County, Florida. It is based in the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center in downtown Orlando; as of the 2018-19 school year, OCPS has an enrollment of 212,605 students, making it the 9th largest school district in the United States and the fourth largest in Florida. The school district employs over 23,900 instructional and classified employees, which make up more than 95% of the OCPS work force; the superintendent of Orange County Public Schools is Barbara Jenkins. The position of superintendent is appointed by the school board; the district is overseen by the Orange County School Board, a body of seven elected officers, each board member sitting for a particular geographic district. School board districts are not analogous in any way with county commission districts; as of 2018, the current school board members, in order of district number, are Angie Gallo, Johanna Lopez, Linda Kobert, Pam Gould, Kathleen "Kat" Gordon, Karen Castor Dentel, Melissa Byrd.

Board members are elected every four years with no term limits, with Districts 1 through 3 elected during midterm election cycles and Districts 4 through 7 elected during presidential cycles. School board elections in Orange County are non-partisan. A county-wide public vote in 2009 created the elected position of school board chairman. Bill Sublette was subsequently elected to this position in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Teresa Jacobs was elected in 2018. OCPS has used an attendance model of kindergarten through grade 5 for elementary schools, grades 6–8 for middle school and grades 9–12 for high school since July 1987. Before grade 6 was part of elementary school and grade 9 was part of middle school; as now required by Florida law all elementary schools have pre-kindergarten programs. OCPS has 188 regular-attendance schools as of the 2016–17 school year: 126 elementary, 4 K–8, 35 middle, 20 high, 4 exceptional education centers; the district has an adult education system with six dedicated campuses and night classes at most high schools, four dedicated special education schools as well as a hospital/homebound program, dozens of alternative education centers, including charter schools.

Six of the high schools in OCPS have separate ninth-grade centers, three of them off-site of the main campus, built after the shift from K–6/7–9/10–12 to K–5/6–8/9–12. Several new schools are due to open for the 2016–2017 school year; some elementary middle and high schools include magnet programs that allow students to specialize in particular subject areas. Students must apply to magnet schools; some magnet programs offered by OCPS are aviation and aerospace, foreign languages / dual languages and performing arts, International Baccalaureate, international studies, criminal justice, digital media, leadership, medical sciences, veterinary animal science. The schools of OCPS are divided into six areas called learning communities: North, West, Southeast and School Transformation Office. Southeast and Southwest were split from a larger South Learning Community in 2006; the School Transformation Office Learning Community, founded in 2013, includes schools throughout Orange County who have received failing grades and helps provide resources for students at these schools to succeed.

Prior to the existence of STO, there was a Central Learning Community, known as the "Urban Cohort" until 2005. The district is in an aggressive expansion and school improvement project being fueled by a 0.5% sales tax option passed by the voters of Orange County in 2002. Skyrocketing land and materials costs, have outpaced faster-than-expected sales tax revenue increases and slowed progress. Many projects had been pushed back, some had been cancelled altogether. An extension of the half-penny sales tax was passed in 2014 for another ten years. Most paperwork distributed to students and parents by OCPS is available in both Spanish. Many such documents are available in Portuguese, Haitian Creole and Filipino due to the significant populations in Orange County that speak each language. Aloma Elementary School Andover Elementary School Apopka Elementary School Audubon Park Elementary School Avalon Elementary School Azalea Park Elementary School Bay Lake Elementary School Bay Meadows Elementary School Bonneville Elementary School Brookshire Elementary School Camelot Elementary School Castle Creek Elementary School Castleview Elementary School Catalina Elementary School Cheney Elementary School Chickasaw Elementary School Citrus Elementary School Clay Springs Elementary School Columbia Elementary School Conway Elementary School Cypress Park Elementary School Cypress Springs Elementary School Deerwood Elementary School Dillard Street Elementary School Dommerich Elementary School Dover Shores Elementary School Dr. Phillips Elementary School Dream Lake Elementary School Durrance Elementary School Eagle Creek Elementary School Eagles Nest Elementary School East Lake Elementary School Eccleston Elementary School Endeavor Elementary School Engelwood Elementary School Forsyth Woods Elementary School Frangus Elementary School Hiawassee Elementary School Hidden Oaks Elementary School Hillcrest Elementary School Hungerford Elementary School Hunters Creek Elementary School Independence Elementary School Ivey Lane Elementary School John Young Elementary School Keenes Crossing Elementary School Killarney Elementary School Lake Gem Elementary School Lake George Elementary School Lake Silver Elementary School Lake Sybelia Elementary School Lake Weston Elementary School Lake Whitney Elementary School Lakemont Ele