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Ur-Nammu

Ur-Nammu founded the Sumerian Third Dynasty of Ur, in southern Mesopotamia, following several centuries of Akkadian and Gutian rule. His main achievement was state-building, Ur-Nammu is chiefly remembered today for his legal code, the Code of Ur-Nammu, the oldest known surviving example in the world. According to the Sumerian King List, Ur-Nammu reigned for 18 years. Year-names are known for 17 of these years. One year-name of his reign records the devastation of Gutium, while two years seem to commemorate his legal reforms. Among his military exploits were the conquest of Lagash and the defeat of his former masters at Uruk, he was recognized as a significant regional ruler at a coronation in Nippur, is believed to have constructed buildings at Nippur, Kish and Umma. He was known for restoring the roads and general order after the Gutian period. Ur-Nammu was responsible for ordering the construction of a number of ziggurats, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur, he was killed in a battle against the Gutians.

He was deified, succeeded by his son Shulgi. His death in battle was commemorated in a long Sumerian poetic composition. Sumerian King List Code of Ur-Nammu Site drawings of the temple built by Ur-Nammu at Ur to the moon god Nanna. Nabonidus dedication to the Ziggurat The Code of Ur-Nammu at Britannica Foundation Figurine of King Ur-Nammu at the Oriental Institute of Chicago The "Ur-Nammu" Stela. Penn Museum. 2006. ISBN 978-1-931707-89-3; the face of Ur-Namma. A realistic statue of Ur-Namma shows us. A brief description of the reign of Ur-Namma. I am Ur-Namma; the life and death of Ur-Namma, as told in Babylonian literature

Heads We Go

Heads We Go is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Monty Banks and starring Constance Cummings, Frank Lawton and Binnie Barnes. It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures; the film's sets were designed by Duncan Sutherland. Finding herself mistaken for Hollywood star Dorothy Kay, impoverished model Betty Smith poses as the actress in a cracked scheme by newspaper heir that goes farcically awry. Constance Cummings as Betty Smith / Dorothy Kay Frank Lawton as Toby Tyrrell Binnie Barnes as Lil Pickering Gus McNaughton as Otis Dove Iris Ashley as Singer Claude Hulbert as Reggie Fish Face Coke Emilio Colombo as Orchestra Leader Fred Duprez as George Anderson Toni Edgar-Bruce as Lady Abercrombie Dino Galvani Peter Godfrey as Fancourt Ellen Pollock as Madame Michael Anthony as Minor Role Monty Banks as Chauffeur Victor Rietti as Hotel Manager Robert Rietty as Fattorino the Page Boy Michael Wilding as Minor Role Allmovie dismissed the film as a "tired quota quickie"; the supporting cast do well.

She's effortlessly glamorous and watchable." Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986. Heads We Go on IMDb

Asher Wojciechowski

Randall Asher Wojciechowski is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. He has played in MLB for the Houston Astros and Cincinnati Reds. Wojciechowski was born in South Carolina. In his younger years, he lived in Pensacola, Sturgis and the Dominican Republic; the Wojciechowskis moved to Romania. Living abroad, he played soccer, joined Little League Baseball when it expanded to Bucharest when he was 11; the team played in a tournament similar to the Little League World Series in Poland. After living in Romania for three years, the family moved to Michigan. Wojciechowski attended Sturgis High School; the family moved to South Carolina for Asher's senior year of high school, so that he could attract more attention from scouts. Wojciechowski attended Beaufort High School in Beaufort, South Carolina, for his senior year of high school. After graduating from high school, Wojciechowski enrolled at The Citadel, choosing it over Winthrop University, he competed for the United States national baseball team in the summer of 2009.

In 2010, he was named the Southern Conference's pitcher of the year. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Wojciechowski in the first round, with the 41st overall selection, of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, he received an $815,000 signing bonus, made his professional debut with the Auburn Doubledays of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League. In 2011, Wojciechowski played for the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League; the Blue Jays assigned Wojciechowski to Dunedin in 2012. The Blue Jays traded him, along with Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero, David Rollins, Joe Musgrove, Carlos Pérez, a player to be named to the Houston Astros on July 20, 2012, in exchange for J. A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, David Carpenter. Houston assigned Wojciechowski to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League, he started the 2013 season in Corpus Christi, but received a midseason promotion to the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.

Before spring training began in 2014, Wojciechowski strained a lateral muscle. While recuperating in May, his return was delayed, he returned to Oklahoma City in June. Wojciechowski began the 2015 season in the Astros' starting rotation, he made 5 appearances for the Astros in the 2015 season, 3 of which were starts, pitched to a 0–1 record, 7.16 ERA, 16 strikeouts in 16​1⁄3 innings. He was designated for assignment on May 17, 2016. On May 24, Wojciechowski was claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins. Wojciechowski was designated for assignment on July 16, 2016, he elected free agency on November 7, 2016. On December 12, 2016, Wojciechowski signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks; the Diamondbacks released him towards the end of spring training in 2017. On April 20, 2017, Wojciechowski signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, he began the season with the Louisville Bats of the Class AAA International League. On May 20, 2017, the Reds selected Wojciechowski's contract.

Wojciechowski earned his first MLB win that day over the Colorado Rockies. Wojciechowski pitched 3 2⁄3 innings while striking out three, he elected free agency on October 6, 2017. On December 1, 2017, Wojciechowski signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, he was assigned to the Norfolk Tides of the International League for the 2018 season. On July 18, Wojciechowski became a free agent. On July 25, 2018, Wojciechowski signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, was assigned to the team's Triple-A affiliate Charlotte Knights, he elected free agency on November 2, 2018. Wojciechowski signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians on February 14, 2019; the deal included an invitation to the Indians' major league spring training camp. Wojciechowski spent the first half of the 2019 season with the Columbus Clippers, going 8–2 with a 3.61 ERA in 15 starts. Wojciechowski returned to the Orioles in a cash transaction with the Indians on July 1, 2019 and was assigned back to the Tides.

On July 2, the Orioles promoted him to the major league roster. Starting 16 of 17 pitching appearances, he had a 4–8 record with a 4.92 ERA and 1.312 WHIP. His repertoire includes a fastball around 94 miles per hour, a slider in the low to mid 80s, an occasional changeup and curveball. Wojciechowski is married to Alanna. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Asher Wojciechowski on Twitter

List of extinct plants of the British Isles

The following are plant species which are or have been held to be at least nationally extinct in the British Isles, since Britain was cut off from the European continent, including any which have been reintroduced or reestablished, not including regional extirpations. Many of these species persist in other countries. Adonis annua, pheasant's eye Agrostemma githago, corncockle persists in all countries of the United Kingdom Ajuga genevensis, blue bugle Anthemis arvensis, corn chamomile persists in all countries of the United Kingdom Arnoseris minima, lamb-succory one recent sighting in England Aulacomnium turgidum, swollen thread moss persists in Scotland Bartramia stricta, upright apple-moss persists in Wales Bromus interruptus, interrupted brome Bryum calophyllum, matted bryum may persist in Scotland Bryum turbinatum, topshape thread-moss Carex davalliana, Davall's sedge Carex trinervis, three-nerved sedge Caucalis platycarpos, small bur parsley Centaurium scilloides, perennial centaury persists in Wales and the south of England Conostomum tetragonum, helmet-moss persists in Scotland Crepis foetida, stinking hawksbeard Cynodontium polycarpon, many-fruited dogtooth Cynoglossum germanicum green houndstongue persists in England Cystopteris alpina, alpine bladder-fern Cystopteris montana, mountain bladder-fern persists in Scotland Dicranum elongatum, dense fork-moss Diplophyllum taxifolium, alpine earwort persists in Scotland Epipogium aphyllum, ghost orchid Euphorbia peplis, purple spurge persists in Northern Ireland Euphorbia villosa, hairy spurge one recent sighting in England Galeopsis segetum, downy hempnettle a few recent sightings in England and Ireland Gyroweisia reflexa, reflexed beardless moss Helodium blandowii, Blandow's bogmoss Herzogiella striatella, Muhlenbeck's feather-moss persists in Scotland Hieracium cambricogothicum, Llanfairfechan hawkweed Kiaeria falcata, sickle-leaved fork-moss persists in Scotland and Wales Matthiola sinuata, sea stock persists in Wales and England Najas flexilis, slender naiad persists in Scotland and Ireland Nitella gracilis, slender stonewort may survive in Scotland Otanthus maritimus, cottonweed persists in Ireland Paludella squarrosa, tufted fen-moss Philonotis tomentella, woolly apple-moss persists in Scotland Pohlia proligera, bent-bud thread-moss persists in Scotland and one recent sighting in England Polygonatum verticillatum, whorled solomon's-seal Pterygoneurum lamellatum, spiral chalk moss Saxifraga rosacea, Irish saxifrage persists in Wales and Ireland Scandix pecten-veneris, shepherd's needle persists in Scotland and England Scheuchzeria palustris, Rannoch rush persists in Scotland Serratula tinctoria, saw-wort persists in England and Wales Sphagnum obtusum, obtuse bog moss Sphagnum strictum, pale bog moss 2 recent unconfirmed sightings in Scotland Spiranthes aestivalis, summer lady's-tresses Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Irish lady's tresses persists in Scotland and Northern Ireland spread to Wales Tetrodontium repandum, small four-tooth moss Tolypella nodifica, bird's nest stonewort Mosses feature in the list.

The flowering plant families appearing most in the list are the Asteraceae and the Orchidaceae. Cited reasons for plant extinctions in the UK include habitat loss, changes to farming systems and overgrazing; the most threatened habitats in the UK include peat bogs and marshes. The United Kingdom and Ireland both have a small proportion of forest cover compared to other countries. In 2017 the UK was 13 %. Charities involved in plant conservation in the UK include The Wildlife Trusts, The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, Back From The Brink and Chester Zoo. Sightings of any of these species should be reported to the Botanical Society of B

Roderick Alleyn

Roderick Alleyn is a fictional character who first appeared in 1934. He is the policeman hero of the 32 detective novels of Ngaio Marsh. Marsh and her gentleman detective belong in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, although the last Alleyn novel, Light Thickens, was published in 1982. Marsh mentions in an introduction that she named her detective Alleyn after the Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, founder of Dulwich College, where her father had been a pupil, she started a novel with Alleyn in 1931, after reading a detective story by Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers on a wet Saturday afternoon in London and wondering if she could write something in the genre. So she bought six exercise books and a pencil at a local stationer and started A Man Lay Dead, involving a Murder Game, popular at English weekend parties. Roderick Alleyn is a gentleman detective, whose family and educational background may be deduced from comments in the novels. In brief, Alleyn was born around 1892-1894, graduated from Oxford around 1915, served in the army for three years in World War I spent a year in the British Foreign Service.

He joined the Metropolitan Police as a constable in about 1920 or 1921. Marsh's 32 novels form a chronological series; when the series opens, Alleyn is aged about 40 and is a Detective Chief-Inspector in the CID at Scotland Yard. In the early novels he is described several times as looking like a cross “between a monk and a grandee.” He is tall and good looking. He has a habit among others; as the series progresses, Alleyn marries and has a son, rises to the rank of Chief Superintendent. He spends the years of the Second World War in the antipodes, engaged in counter-espionage work under an assumed name; when he returns to England, to his wife, Agatha Troy—and to a murder case—in Final Curtain, Alleyn observes that they have been apart for “Three years, seven months and twenty-four days”. Throughout the novels, Alleyn is a member of the gentry, he is the younger brother of a baronet, was raised in Buckinghamshire where his mother, Lady Alleyn, continued to live. Lady Alleyn is unseen until Artists in Crime.

In Surfeit of Lampreys Alleyn states. From the beginning of the series, Alleyn's father is dead: his older brother, Sir George Alleyn, is enjoying the baronetcy, their late father named George implicitly had at least one brother, because the first novel mentions a cousin, Christina Alleyn, who remains an unseen character. Christina is a chemist who trained at Cambridge. In 1934, Christina Alleyn is in her mid-twenties. Alleyn is on tolerably good terms with his older brother, Sir George Alleyn, the current baronet, who throughout most of the series is an unseen character. In Artists in Crime, their mother indicates that Sir George is more conventional and less intelligent than his detective younger brother; the novel Death in a White Tie features Sarah Alleyn, a daughter of Sir George, mentions that Sir George's wife is named Grace and that the elder Lady Alleyn is called Helena. Like his younger brother, Sir George entered the Foreign Service: Death in a White Tie implies that Sir George is the Governor of Fiji in the late 1930s, as he writes to Alleyn from Government House in Suva.

In the much novel, When in Rome, Alleyn remarks that his older brother was once the British Ambassador there. Sir George appears in person, but only at an embassy function in Black As He's Painted. In the earliest five novels, Alleyn is single—and quite attracted to actresses, as described in both Enter a Murderer and Vintage Murder. In Artists in Crime, Alleyn meets renowned painter Agatha Troy on a ship leaving Fiji and again back in England after a model is murdered in Troy's studio. During the investigation he “loses his heart” but Troy cannot, at first, return his love, she accepts his proposal in the penultimate scene in Death in a White Tie. Troy is a famous painter of portraits, features in many novels either in person or in the letters Alleyn writes to her. According to one of a series of letters in Overture to Death, their marriage was planned for April the following year; the actual event takes place “off stage,” as does the birth of their son named Roderick but called Ricky. The following descriptions are taken with acknowledgment from the rear cover blurbs on the Harper Collins Diamond Anniversary Collection of 2009.

A Man Lay Dead Sir Hubert Handesley's extravagant weekend house-parties are deservedly famous for his exciting Murder Game. But when the lights go up this time, there is a real corpse with a real dagger in the back. All seven suspects have skilful alibis - so Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to figure out the whodunit... Enter a Murderer The crime scene was the stage of the Unicorn Theatre, when a prop gun fired a real bullet; the stage is set for one of Roderick Alleyn's most baffling cases... The Nursing Home Murder A Harley Street surgeon and his attractive nurse are

Primal (video game)

Primal is an action-adventure horror video game developed by SCE Studio Cambridge and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 2. It tells the story of Jennifer Tate, a 21-year-old woman searching for her boyfriend through a series of demonic realms; as the story develops, more is revealed about Jen's past and her relationship with her boyfriend, as well as the nature of the demon worlds. In May 2016, the game was made available for the PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Network with improved graphics and trophy support. In Primal, the player can control either Scree as they navigate the realms of Oblivion; as the game progresses, newer demonic forms are obtained, which prove invaluable in solving various puzzles and combat. Control can be switched between Scree at any time in game; when in control of one, the other will be operated by AI, performing various functions depending on the situation. During play, the characters can interact with one another, performing actions such as asking questions, or siphoning energy.

When in control of Jen, the player may transform into one of four demonic forms for various purposes, depending on the situation. When in a demon form, Jen experiences a boost in attack, speed, attack range and access to abilities unavailable in a human form; the tattoo on Jen's back glows when in a demon form, corresponding to various forms. Defeating enemies involves weakening enemies to the point where their hit points reach zero, at which time a finishing move must be performed to kill the enemy. While the moves differ in style and time taken, the final effect remains the same. Enemies can be finished off before the health bar reaches zero, doing so leaves more residual energy. While Jen can remain in a demonic form indefinitely, taking damage will reduce health. However, hit points here are represented by demonic energy; when an enemy is killed, the remaining energy can be drained through use of Scree, who can store the energy for when it is needed. Jen can call on the energy, siphoning it off to replenish her own.

Scree can store a vast amount of energy, but has limits as to how much. When in control of Scree, the player is invulnerable. Scree is capable of climbing on a necessary ability when traversing the realms. Scree can store drained energy from dead enemies, which can be used to replenish Jen's demonic health, though he must remain immobile when doing so. Scree is revealed to be the long-lost Abdizur, who disappeared following an encounter with the lord of Chaos. In Solus, for a temporary amount of time, the player possesses a life-size statue of Abdizur via Scree, to combat Belhazur when Jen's powers are not fit to do so; the player may possess other statues in an area under given circumstances. The player may happen across various energy crystals, which can be stored and used if Scree's energy reserves are not enough and the player is at low health; these crystals are kept throughout the game, the only exclusion being when revisiting previous scenes, at which point they are reduced to a default amount.

This means that the crystals function to a degree. If Jen is in human form, her health replenishes automatically. While in human form, Jen's health represents her presence in the demon world. If she loses all her health while in human form, she is returned to the human world, where she is in a near-death state; when this happens, the player must direct Scree to the nearest rift gate within a time limit. If Scree does not reach a rift gate in time, Jen dies, the game is over. Throughout the game, constant saving can prove onerous if the player wishes to backtrack and revisit certain areas. Provided a save game is present, the player may do so, can revisit nearly all of the locations, once they have been unlocked via an in-game cutscene; the first form gained by Jen, which offers increased stamina, strength and focuses on melee punches and kicks, for close range combat, as well as claw-like energy weapons. This form boosts her speed, it allows her to jump much higher than her human form, allowing her to overcome obstacles in the game.

The second form obtained by Jen, the Undine form is useless above water, prolonged use of which will reduce Jen's demonic health to one, where she can be killed in a single strike. While underwater, her health replenishes automatically, she gains energy tentacles to strike enemies from a distance; this is the only form which regenerates as a majority of the realm's journey is spent underwater, Scree is unavailable. The Undine form offers instant telepathy, allowing the player to interact with Scree instantly; the third form obtained by Jen, the Wraith form offers melee combat from afar, utilizing an energy whip and main-gauche to inflict damage on the vampiric Wraith. While in this form, Jen can utilize the Time-Shift ability, which allows her to stop time, slip past enemies when combat is not desired; the fourth and final form obtained by Jen, the Djinn form gives Jen incredible power with two energy blades, which can be fused together to create a single blade of immense power. The battle to save the outside world starts within as Jen Tate, a young woman of our world, faces the demons of alternate planes and discovers her own supernatural origin.

In Oblivion, there are four distinct realms