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Venice, Louisiana

Venice is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Plaquemines Parish, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 202, it is 77 miles south of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River at 29°16′37″N 89°21′17″W. It is the last community down the Mississippi accessible by automobile, it is the southern terminus of the Great River Road; this has earned the town the nickname "The end of the world." The ZIP code for Venice is 70091. In 2001, the combined population for Venice and the neighboring communities of Orchard and Boothville, was about 2740 people, with about 975 families. About 460 of those people lived in Venice. Venice has a diverse variety of fish, it is known as the starting point for many doing offshore fishing, who head to Port Eads. Its main offshore rival is nearby Grand Isle. In 1969, Venice was completely destroyed by Hurricane Camille; the pressure fell with winds over 100 miles per hour. The city would be devastated again 36 years by Hurricane Katrina.

In 2000, a deck hand on a shrimp boat was accused of the murder of his captain, whose body was discovered a few days after a storm on the Gulf of Mexico. The media, including newspapers in the city, discovered that the man had been coerced into making a false confession, he was acquitted. Venice was again completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since significant reconstruction and reoccupation has taken place; the high bridge leading to Venice was not destroyed during the hurricane. In late April 2010, Venice faced an environmental disaster when oil from the Deepwater Horizon explosion began washing ashore in the community. Venice is located along the west bank of the Mississippi River at 29°16′37″N, 89°21′17″W, it has an area of 1.628 miles, of which 1.003 miles is land and 0.625 miles is water. Local industries include commercial and sport fishing, as well as service and transport for off-shore petroleum platforms. Plaquemines Parish School Board operates the public schools of the parish.

It is served by Boothville-Venice Elementary School in Boothville and South Plaquemines High School in Buras. Prior to 2005 Boothville-Venice High School served the community, but Hurricane Katrina damaged the original building. Boothville-Venice Elementary School


Souxie, born Jumixu, was a Chanyu of the Xiongnu Empire. The brother and successor of Fuzhulei Ruoti, he reigned from 20 to 12 BC. Souxie was succeeded by his brother Juya Chanyu. Barfield, The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China, Basil Blackwell Bichurin N. Ya. "Collection of information on peoples in Central Asia in ancient times", vol. 1, Sankt Petersburg, 1851, reprint Moscow-Leningrad, 1950 Chang, Chun-shu, The Rise of the Chinese Empire 1, The University of Michigan Press Cosmo, Nicola Di, Ancient China and Its Enemies, Cambridge University Press Cosmo, Nicola di, Military Culture in Imperial China, Harvard University Press Loewe, Michael, A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han, Xin Periods, Brill Taskin B. S. "Materials on Sünnu history", Moscow, 1968, p. 31 Whiting, Marvin C. Imperial Chinese Military History, Writers Club Press

The Chemical Brothers discography

British big beat duo The Chemical Brothers has released nine studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, two remix albums, five mix albums, one soundtrack album, two video albums, six extended plays, twenty-six singles, fifteen promotional singles and twenty-seven music videos. Boys Noize - "XTC" The Charlatans - "Patrol"" Manic Street Preachers - "La Tristesse Durera " Manic Street Preachers - "La Tristesse Durera " Manic Street Preachers - "Faster" Manic Street Preachers - "Faster" Manic Street Preachers - "Everything Must Go" Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp" Primal Scream - "Burning Wheel" The Prodigy - "Voodoo People" The Sabres of Paradise - "Tow Truck" Saint Etienne - "Like a Motorway" Saint Etienne - "Like a Motorway" Spiritualized - "I Think I'm in Love" Spiritualized - "I Think I'm in Love" F1 - "F1 Theme" Method Man - "Bring The Pain" Official website The Chemical Brothers at AllMusic The Chemical Brothers discography at Discogs The Chemical Brothers discography at MusicBrainz


Pruchna is a village in Gmina Strumień, Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It has a population of 2,442; the name of the village was Prochna or Prochno. The name of the village is derived from the rotten trees, it was sometimes Germanised as Pruchnau. The village lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia, it was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Prochna. It meant; the creation of the village was a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in the late 13th century on the territory of what would be known as Upper Silesia. Politically the village belonged to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290 in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland and was ruled by a local branch of Silesian Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of the Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy; the village became a seat of a Catholic parish, mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence payment from 1447 among 50 parishes of Teschen deanery as Prochna.

After the 1540s Protestant Reformation prevailed in the Duchy of Teschen and a local Catholic church was taken over by Lutherans. It was taken from them by a special commission and given back to the Roman Catholic Church on 15 April 1654. In 1844-1863 a train station has been constructed in Pruchna on the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway. After the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire a modern municipal division was introduced in the re-established Austrian Silesia; the village as a municipality was subscribed to the political district of Bielsko and the legal district of Schwarzwasser. According to the censuses conducted in 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910 the population of the municipality dropped from 1525 in 1880 to 1467 in 1910 with the majority being native Polish-speakers accompanied by a small German-speaking minority and Czech-speaking, in terms of religion in 1910 majority were Roman Catholics, followed by Protestants and Jews; the village was traditionally inhabited by Cieszyn Vlachs, speaking Cieszyn Silesian dialect.

After World War I, the fall of Austria-Hungary, the Polish–Czechoslovak War and the division of Cieszyn Silesia in 1920, it became a part of Poland. It was annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Poland. In 1945 a Catholic Saint Anne church was completely destroyed, it had to be rebuilt. There is a Lutheran Resurrection of the Lord Church, a memorial to soldiers of the Red Army fallen in Pruchna in the last months of World War II. Pruchna lies in the southern part of Poland 8 km south-west of the nearest town, Strumień, 14 km north of the county seat, Cieszyn, 26 km west of Bielsko-Biała, 50 km south-west of the regional capital Katowice, 6 km east of the border with the Czech Republic; the village is situated near the geographical border between Ostrava Basin in the west and Oświęcim Basin in the east, between 260–280 m above sea level, 20 km north-west of the Silesian Beskids. It straddles over the border between watersheds of Odra and Vistula.

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├śresund Bridge

The Öresund or Øresund Bridge is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Öresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait; the crossing is completed by the 4-kilometre Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. The Öresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the Danish capital city, the Swedish city of Malmö, it connects the road and rail networks of the Scandinavian Peninsula with those of Central and Western Europe. A data cable makes the bridge the backbone of internet data transmission between central Europe and Sweden; the international European route E20 crosses via the Øresund Line via railway. The construction of the Great Belt Fixed Link, connecting Zealand to Funen and thence to the Jutland Peninsula, the Öresund Bridge have connected Central and Western Europe to Scandinavia by road and rail.

The Öresund Bridge was designed by the Danish engineering firm COWI. The justification for the additional expenditure and complexity related to digging a tunnel for part of the way, rather than raising that section of the bridge, was to avoid interfering with air traffic from the nearby Copenhagen Airport, to provide a clear channel for ships in good weather or bad, to prevent ice floes from blocking the strait; the Öresund Bridge crosses the border between Sweden. Although the Schengen Agreement and the Nordic Passport Union should mean no routine passport inspections, since January 2016, identity and visa checks have been imposed by Sweden on travellers from Denmark due to the European migrant crisis. Construction began in 1995, with the bridge opening to traffic on 1 July 2000; the Öresund Bridge received the 2002 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award. Ideas for a fixed link across the Öresund were advanced as early as the first decade of the 20th century. In 1910, proposals were put to the Swedish Parliament for a railway tunnel across the strait, which would have comprised two tunnelled sections linked by a surface road across the island of Saltholm.

The concept of a bridge over the Öresund was first formally proposed in 1936 by a consortium of engineering firms who proposed a national motorway network for Denmark. The idea was dropped during World War II, but picked up again thereafter and studied in significant detail in various Danish-Swedish government commissions through the 1950s and 1960s. However, disagreement existed regarding the placement and exact form of the link, with some arguing for a link at the narrowest point of the sound at Helsingør–Helsingborg, further north of Copenhagen, some arguing for a more direct link from Copenhagen to Malmö. Additionally, some regional and local interests argued that other bridge and road projects, notably the then-unbuilt Great Belt Fixed Link, should take priority; the governments of Denmark and Sweden signed an agreement to build a fixed link in 1973. It would have comprised a bridge between Malmö and Saltholm, with a tunnel linking Saltholm to Copenhagen, would have been accompanied by a second rail tunnel across the Öresund between Helsingør and Helsingborg.

However, that project was cancelled in 1978 due to the economic situation, growing environmental concerns. As the economic situation improved in the 1980s, interest continued and the governments signed a new agreement in 1991. An OMEGA centre report identified the following as primary motivations for construction of the bridge: to improve transport links in northern Europe, from Hamburg to Oslo. A joint venture of Hochtief, Skanska, Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen, began construction of the bridge in 1995 and completed it 14 August 1999. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden met midway across the bridge-tunnel on 14 August 1999 to celebrate its completion; the official dedication took place on 1 July 2000, with Queen Margrethe II, King Carl XVI Gustaf as the host and hostess of the ceremony. Because of the death of nine people, including three Danes and three Swedes, at the Roskilde Festival the evening before, the ceremony opened with a minute of silence.

The bridge-tunnel opened for public traffic that day. On 12 June 2000, two weeks before the dedication, 79,871 runners competed in Broloppet, a half marathon from Amager, Denmark, to Skåne, Sweden. Despite two schedule setbacks – the discovery of 16 unexploded World War II bombs on the seafloor and an inadvertently skewed tunnel segment – the bridge-tunnel was finished three months ahead of schedule. Although traffic between Denmark and Sweden increased by 61 percent in the first year after the bridge opened, traffic levels were not as high as expected due to high tolls. However, since 2005, traffic levels have increased rapidly; this may be due to Danes buying homes in Sweden to take advantage of lower housing prices in Malmö and commuting to work in Denmark. In 2012, to cross by car cost DKK 310, SEK 375 or €43, with discounts of up to 75% available to regular users. In 2007 25 million people travelled over the Øresund Bridge: 15.2 million by car and bus and 9.6 million by train. By 2009, the figure had ri

Penelope Deutscher

Penelope Deutscher is a professor of philosophy at Northwestern University whose work focuses on French philosophy from the 20th and 21st centuries and gender theory. She has written four books dealing with subjects ranging from gender and feminism to the works of Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray, Simone de Beauvoir. In 2002-3, Deutscher served as the Lane Professor for the Humanities at the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities at Northwestern University. Deutscher received her bachelor's from the University of Sydney in 1986 and went on to receive a Diplôme des études approfondies at the University of Paris in 1991 and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of New South Wales in 1993. Deutscher served as an associate lecturer in philosophy at the University of New South Wales in 1992 before becoming a lecturer and senior lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University from 1992 to 2001. Deutscher moved to Northwestern University in 2002, accepting an appointment as the Lane Professor for the Humanities in 2002-3, serving as an associate professor from 2002 to 2008 before being promoted to full professor in 2008.

Besides for her permanent appointments, Deutscher served as the Marie-Jahoda guest professor at Ruhr University Bochum in 2013. Deutscher has authored five books, including Yielding Gender: Feminism and the History of Philosophy, A Politics of Impossible Difference: The Later Work of Luce Irigaray, How to Read Derrida, The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion and Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason. Deutscher has edited or co-edited four books, Repenser le politique: l’apport du féminisme, Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman, Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later, Critical Theory in Critical Times. Deutscher has written a large number of refereed articles, contributed more than 26 book chapters, several encyclopedia articles, a number of book reviews. Deutscher's first book, Yielding Gender: Feminism and the History of Philosophy, engaged the works of Judith Butler and Eve Sedgwick with that of Jacques Derrida to create a novel analysis of the instability of the meaning of woman throughout the history of philosophy.

Deutscher's second book, A Politics of Impossible Difference: The Later Work of Luce Irigaray, provides a close reading of the work of Luce Irigaray, arguing that Irigaray's work stresses the importance of the value of difference those differences that the hegemon is most interested in excluding. Deutscher's third book, How to Read Derrida, provides an introduction to the works of Jacques Derrida, focusing on his approach to deconstructionism; the Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Resistance examines Beauvoir's style of building theory upon theory, arguing that building theories upon each other that undermine each other does not diminish the significance or results of the study, focuses in large part on two of Beauvoir's most significant concepts and generational alterity