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The Vedea is a river in southern Romania that flows from the Cotmeana Plateau and empties into the Danube. It has a total length of 224 km, its drainage basin area is 5,430 km2. It flows in Olt and Teleorman counties; the towns Alexandria and Roșiorii de Vede lie in the vicinity of the river. The name of the river is Dacian in origin, from Indo-European *wed, "water"; the following towns and villages are situated along the river Vedea, from source to mouth: Făgețelu, Spineni, Tătulești, Optași, Nicolae Titulescu, Văleni, Stejaru, Roșiorii de Vede, Peretu, Mavrodin, Alexandria, Poroschia, Brânceni, Smârdioasa, Conțești, Bujoru. The following rivers are tributaries of the Vedea: Left: Ciorâca, Tișar, Vedița, Cotmeana, Burdea, Pârâul Câinelui, Teleorman Right: Plapcea, Bratcov, Bărâcea, Izvoarele, Rojiștea Trasee turistice - județul Olt Trasee turistice - județul Teleorman

Fadwa El Guindi

Fadwa El Guindi is an Egyptian-American anthropologist and former professor of anthropology at Qatar University. She is the author of several books on ethnography, including The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Zapotec Life-Crisis Rituals and By Noon Prayer: The Rhythm of Islam. El Guindi was born in Egypt. After graduating in 1960 with a BA in political science from the American University in Cairo, she obtained a PhD in anthropology in 1972 from the University of Texas at Austin. El Guindi held positions as assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1972–1981 and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California from 1982 to 2004. In 2006 she became a professor at Qatar University, where she served as head of the department of social services from 2007 to 2010. El Guindi sat on the editorial board of the journal Field Methods and on the international advisory board of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. El Guindi has one actor's credit.

In 1986, she made the film El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual, sponsored by the Office of Folklife Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1997, El Guindi guest-starred as Amsha Bashir, mother of Julian Bashir, in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?". The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Zapotec Life-Crisis Rituals. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1986. Veil: Modesty, Resistance. Berg Publishers. 1999. Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory. Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, California, 2004. By Noon Prayer: The Rhythm of Islam. Berg Publishers. 2008. "Veiling Infitah with Muslim Ethic: Egypt's Contemporary Islamic Movement". Social Problems 28: 465–485. "From Pictorializing to Visual Anthropology". In Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology. H. Russell Bernard, editor. Altamira Press, Sage Publications, 459–511, 1998. Fadwa El Guindi on IMDb

U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships

The U. S. Open 9-Ball Championships is an annual professional pool tournament that began in 1976 at Q-Master Billiards in Norfolk, although previous versions of a "U. S. Open Nine-ball Tournament" had been held at the Jack n Jill Club in Arlington, V. A. as early as 1970. Though it is staged in the United States and is labeled the "U. S. Open", male professional pool players from around the world are eligible to compete in this event in the Men's Division; the Women's U. S. Open is a separate event, unaffiliated with the Men's U. S. Open. Instead, the Women's U. S. Open is associated with the Women's Professional Billiard Association; the Men's U. S. Open is one of the most sought-after titles in pool generally, it is referred to as the Cuetec Cues U. S. Open, for sponsorship purposes. Shane Van Boening of United States is the current two-time defending champion of the Men's Division. Mika Immonen of Finland is the 2009 Men's Division title-holder. Immonen is the 2008 Men's Division title-holder of the US$250,000 33rd Annual U.

S. Open 9-Ball Championships. Immonen claimed the 13–7 victory, pocketed the first-place prize of $40,000 on October 26, 2008 against Filipino runner-up Ronato Alcano, who settled for $20,000, it marked Immonen's second consecutive U. S. Open 9-Ball Champion title, making him, at the time, the winningest non-U. S. Competitor. Featured matches are recorded and broadcast by Accu-Stats Video Productions on a designated table at the Chesapeake Conference Center with commentary provided by various pool veterans and industry members. Traditionally, winners of the U. S. Open are given a green blazer in recognition for this championship title and are awarded free entry fees to all future U. S. Open tournaments. In its first edition in 1976, the U. S. Open was contested by just 16 players. Over the years, the number of participants increased, reaching its current level of 256 players. Today the larger Men's Division is a restrictive male-only event, though it is otherwise a true "open" tournament, in that the only requirement is the payment of the entry fee, $1000 in 2015.

The total purse for the tournament at that time was $200,000, where the winner was awarded $40,000. Barry Behrman is the tournament promoter of the Men's Division, has been since its inception; the tournament's original venue was Q-Master Billiards pool room, located in Norfolk, which hosted the event, other than one year, until 1988. From 1997 to 2011, the U. S. Open Men's Division was held at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Virginia. Q-Masters is still involved in the tournament. Unlike the Men's Division, the U. S. Open for women is not a true "open" event; each female player must qualify through the WPBA, the professional women's billiards tour based in the United States, in order to compete in this annual event. The Women's Division tournament is held in different locations each year. Behrman died on April 23, 2016; the U. S. Open 9-Ball Championships and Q-Master Billiards are now in the loving hands of his children, Brady Behrman and Shannon Paschall; the 2016 U. S. Open 9-Ball Championships was produced by Patrick Fleming of Accu-Stats.

Shane Van Boening beat Chang Jung Lin by a score of 13-9, tying Earl Strickland's record of 5 wins in only 10 attempts, an incredible percentage of success. The tournament format is double-elimination until two players remain. Most professional pool "double-elimination" events, are not true double-elimination formats, where the player who reaches the finals from the loser's side has to defeat the winner's side player twice for the title. At the U. S. Open, matches are played in races with the winner breaking. However, the final match, as is customary with most professional nine-ball tournaments today, is one extended race. At the U. S. Open, the extended race in the finals is 13 games. Earl Strickland and Shane Van Boening, both of the U. S. share the record for winning the Men's U. S. Open the most times: five. Strickland in 1984, 1987, 1993, 1997, 2000. Van Boening in 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016. Shane Van Boening holds the record for the most consecutive wins: three. Shane Van Boening is the winner of the largest first-place prize offered at the event, $50,000, on October 20, 2007.

Van Boening remained undefeated in the field of 233 players, beating Ronato Alcano 13–10 in the final. The oldest pool player to win the Men's Division to date is Mike Lebrón of Puerto Rico, 54 years old at the time of his victory; the youngest are Mike Sigel of the U. S. and Joshua Filler of Germany aged 21. US Open official website Video of a 2005 US Open match between Mika Immonen. 2008 US Open tournament bracket 2008 US Open image gallery

William Edgar Geil

Dr. William Edgar Geil was an unordained evangelist, lecturer and author of 10 books related to his travels, he lectured all over the world. He is believed to be the first American to have traveled the entire length of the 2,500-kilometer-long Ming section of the Great Wall of China, he visited the Five Sacred Mountains of China. He came to be considered an expert in Chinese religion. William Edgar Geil was born on October 1865 in New Britain, Pennsylvania on his family farm. Geil moved to nearby Doylestown, Pennsylvania acquired his education at the public schools, the Doylestown English and Classical Seminary, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, were he attended but never completed graduation. At an early age Geil manifested a deep interest in religious matters and became an earnest and active member of the church. An indefatigable student, he early became versed in the Scriptures as well as in most of the important sacred literature and modern. After leaving college, where he was famous as an orator, he engaged in evangelistic work, with credentials from the Doylestown church, soon after made several trips to Europe.

Geil visited Egypt, the Holy Land, many of the ancient cities of the Mediterranean. Returning to America, Geil again engaged in evangelistic work, he began his life work in religion with success and acclaim. He held revival meetings in various parts of New Jersey, New York and New England, made a tour of the south and west, addressing meetings of thousands of hearers and making thousands of converts; the Cincinnati Inquirer says of him: "His success has been more pronounced than that of any evangelist since Moody. In 1896 he made another extended trip abroad, revisiting the Holy Land and its ancient environs, many of the ancient towns of Asia Minor, the Mediterranean. Among other points he visited the Isle of Patmos, on his return wrote and published his book, "The Isle, called Patmos," which reached a sale of many thousands, was rewritten and republished in 1904, after his second visit to the island, in that year; the alarming illness of his mother, to whose early training he says he owes most of his success, called him home in the early part of 1897, soon after closing the eyes of his beloved parent in her last sleep, on May 2, 1897, he returned to Europe for a brief sojourn and again took up his work in his native country with increased success.

On April 29, 1901, William Edgar Geil left on four-year trip around the world he self dubbed "The Great World Wide Tour". Geil wanted the United States to observe the state and conditions of missionaries around the world; the Great World Wide Tour's purpose was as best described by his pastor, as an "... independent observation of the whole missionary field, in its actual condition, modes of organization and efforts, its different peculiarities, its needs, its difficulties, its relation to existing heathen religion, to international and denominational policies of political events. A special object is to visit schools and institutions of sacred learning in connection with missionary operations and report the results to the whole Christian church." During this four-year trip Geil would use photography and maps to interact with the various peoples and cultures of the world. His three books Ocean and Isle, Yankee on the Yangzte, A Yankee in Pigmy land would capture his stories and experiences of his travels during the Great World Wide Tour.

Leaving Philadelphia on April 29, 1901, he crossed the continent to California, sailing from the Golden Gate for the Sandwich and South Sea Islands, visiting the Hawaii, Samoa and many other regions in Oceania, noting their condition and work, as well as the condition and characteristics of their indigenous populations. Geil focused on the relations between governmental and commercial matters to the propagation of the Gospel of Christ, he proceeded thence to New Zealand, Australia, reaching Sydney in November 1901, in Melbourne the following April and May, he organized and participated in the greatest religious revival the continent has known, speaking daily to audiences of 3,000 at noon and 10,000 at night during "The Great Melbourne Mission". The first part of Geil's Great World Wide Tour is described in Isle. From Australia he proceeded to New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan in late 1901. Throughout 1902, Geil made an extensive trip through China, going up the Yangtze river in a native gunboat, was carried over the mountains of western China in a bamboo mountain chair.

Geil very visited Manchuria and Siberia, traveled extensively in Burma. While on the Yangtze river, he visited English, American and Belgian missionaries in China and became fascinated with Chinese culture as a whole. On the Chinese people, Geil stated that "The better qualities of the Chinese are shown by their ability to do good. There were great charities and benevolent institutions in China before Columbus discovered America"; the second part of Geil's Great World Wide Tour and his first journey through China along the Yangzte is described in Yankee on the Yangzte. The last part of Geil's Great World Wide Tour was across Africa from Mombassa on the eastern co


This article deals with a mountain in Bavaria, Germany. Other mountain can be find in Austria; the Einödriegel is 1,120.6 m above sea level, in the Bavarian Forest in Germany. It rises southwest of the Lower Bavarian county town of Regen and northeast of the county town of Deggendorf, it is the highest point in the Danube Hills and the county of Deggendorf and lies in the municipality of Grafling. Neighbouring mountains are the Geißkopf, the Dreitannenriegel and the Breitenauriegel, which all lie along the same ridge near Bischofsmais; the Einödriegel has good views from the top to the west and northeast and an imposing summit cross with rest benches. In the winter a ski lift runs up the mountain from the Unterbreitenau, part of the Geißkopf ski area; the top may be reached on foot on a waymarked footpath. The summit cross does not stand on the highest point of the mountain; the latter is just under 100 metres south of the cross next to the trail on a small rock group, surrounded by trees and has no views.

According to older geographical and lexical works, the mountains of the Hinterer Forest are counted as part of the Bohemian Forest, so based on that definition the Einödriegel would be the highest peak in the Bavarian Forest. In 1982 the Brockhaus wrote in an article entitled Bayerischer Wald that: "in a geographical sense the Bavarian Forest is that part of the Bohemian Forest that rises as the Vorderer Wald between the rivers Danube and Regen"

Dorothy Barresi

Dorothy Barresi is an American poet. She was raised in Ohio, she teaches in the English Department at California State University at NorthridgeHer work has appeared in Antioch Review, AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Parnassus, POETRY, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review and Southern Review. She has served as a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry, she is married to Phil Matero, they have sons Andrew and Dante. They live in the San Fernando Valley. MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst 1985 MA, University of Pittsburgh 1981 BA, University of Akron 1979 18th annual American Book Award sponsored by the Before Columbus Foundation Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, North Carolina Arts Council. Pushcart Prize Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Prize Emily Clark Balch Prize Virginia Quarterly Review Grand Prize, Los Angeles Poetry Festival's Fin de Millennium poetry competition.

1990 Barnard Women Poets Prize 2014 Dagbert L. Cunningham Award for work in the field of semi-poetics. "How It Comes". Ploughshares. Winter 1986. Archived from the original on 17 July 2002. "The Hole in the Ceiling". Ploughshares. Winter 1986. Archived from the original on 17 July 2002. "Poem for the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of Valium". Virginia Quarterly Review. Winter 2002. Retrieved June 22, 2015. "Something in the House Was". West Branch 62. 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2015. "Stereotype". West Branch 62. 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2015. "The Garbage Keepers". Rattle. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2015. "Head Lice Circus: Shock and Awe". Redheaded Stepchild. Retrieved September 23, 2015. "My Powers". Redheaded Stepchild. Retrieved September 23, 2015. American Fanatics. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-8229-6079-9. Rouge Pulp. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8229-5789-8. Mother, My Porous China. Laguna Beach: The Inevitable Press. 1998. ISBN 978-1-891281-10-5.

Post-Rapture Diner. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0-8229-3896-5. All of the Above. Boston: Beacon Press. 1991. ISBN 978-0-8070-6815-1. Dorothy Barresi; the Judas Clock. Blythewood: Devil's Millhopper Press. 1986. Re-crossing the Equator. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 1985. Louise DeSalvo, Edvige Giunta, eds.. "Poem". The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture. Feminist Press. ISBN 978-1-55861-453-6. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter Jim Elledge, Susan Swartwout, eds.. "When I think of America Sometimes". Real things: an anthology of popular culture in American poetry. Indiana University Press. P. 175. ISBN 978-0-253-21229-0. Dorothy Barresi. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter Maggie Anderson. Ochester. American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-8229-5964-9. Pamela Gemin, Paula Sergi, eds.. Boomer girls: poems by women from the baby boom generation. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-0-87745-687-2. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter “Showcased Writer: Dorothy Barresi” "Silk Road".

February 25, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015. Much contemporary poetry fits into one of the many aesthetic categories that lie between the polar opposites of the radically "experimental" poem and the "traditional," formal, poem. Dorothy Barresi’s work, however, is singular in its resistance, better yet, rejection, of current poetic camps. Part Sylvia Plath, part John Donne, Barresi handles both surprise and expectation with deftness, displaying uncommon verbal ingenuity and intelligence of investigation, her third book, Rouge Pulp, spins poems of startling metaphysical image shot through with slang and pop culture. Her narrators are bold, swaggering through the poems as if to say, if we’re all intersections of discourses nowadays their job is to speak those multiple voices as articulately as possible. List of poets from the United States Source: Contemporary Authors Online; the Gale Group, 2002. PEN: 0000143831. "An Interview with Dorothy Barresi", West Point, Janine Hauber and Mary Hood "‘What we did while we made more guns’ confronts the violence of extreme belief."

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