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Mount Zion AME Zion Church (Montgomery, Alabama)

The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church known as the Mount Zion AME Zion Church Memorial Annex, is a historic church in Montgomery, United States. Located on 467 Holt Street, it was built in 1899 and extensively remodeled in 1921. In 1955 the Montgomery Improvement Association, who organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, was formed in the building. During the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965, marchers rested at the church on their way to the Capitol, it is included on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. The congregation moved to a new location in 1990, on November 4, 2002, the building was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places; the sides of the building are decorated with murals depicting Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, the Selma to Montgomery marches. Media related to Mount Zion AME Zion Church at Wikimedia Commons

Metamasius callizona

Metamasius callizona, or the Mexican bromeliad weevil, is in an invasive species in Florida, USA that targets several species of bromeliad. This species is native to southern Mexico and Panama, was first documented in Florida in 1989. Adult beetles range from 11 mm to 16 mm long, are black with a thin orange band width-wise across their elytra. Females lay elongated eggs that are 2 mm long and 1 mm wide, which change colour from white, to yellow, to light brown with time after being laid. M. callizona are multivoltine, holometabolous insects with 5 larval instars, on average taking 58 days to progress from egg to adult. All life stages of M. callizona can be found on an individual host plant, where adult females chew slices in leaves near optimal feeding sites and proceed to lay individual eggs within the fresh slices. Adult M. callizona beetles eat the leaves of host bromeliads, not fatal to the host plant. Weevils are limited in their ability to survive on a host by its size. Any given bromeliad must be large enough to support at least one individual or it will go un-infected.

In their native range, M. callizona specialize on bromeliads in the genus Tillandsia. As an invasive species, M. callizona has decimated the populations of several bromeliad species in Florida, where it has established an invaded range in southern and central Florida, to a straight-line boundary in the north between the Western Hillsborough County, the Eastern Volusia County. The first specimen arrived in Florida on the decorative Tillandsia ionantha bromeliad from Mexico, on which adults feed but do not lay eggs, they have since expanded feeding sources to include several different genera. Spread of the weevil was facilitated by the transport and propagation of infected bromeliads between Florida counties in the gardening industry. 12 of 16 Florida bromeliad species are susceptible to M. callizona attack, the other 4 are safe because of their small size. M. callizona is a significant concern for T. utriculata which are directly killed by adult beetles. As it goes with most invasive species, prevention of spread is the most effective way to minimize the effects that invaders have on native species.

Chemical dips on imported bromeliads have been suggested to kill off any stow-away insects, as well as restricting imports to allow only seeds by banning host species from being brought into Florida. Prevention is no longer an option for many Florida counties that have established M. callizona populations. Areas that are invaded must choose from a variety of other control options. Insecticides that target adult and larval life stages have been proposed and implemented in bromeliad nurseries and other gardening practices, chemical controls are not a practical management plan for larger natural areas. Populations of M. callizona in their native range are much smaller than Florida populations because they are regulated a specialist parasitoid, not present in the invaded Florida range. The use of parasitoid Lixadmontia franki, which preys on a related weevil species in Honduran cloud forests, has been suggested. Adult L. franki females lay their eggs on bromeliad plants in areas displaying fresh M. callizona activity.

L. franki have been documented as natural parasitoids of M. callizona. L. franki were captive-raised and studied for several years, after an adequate amount of research and the preparation of proper permits they were released in 2007 in an attempt to control weevil populations. Bromeliad seeds of several species those rendered endangered by M. callizona, were collected for release if the biological control proved to be effective. page for the Mexican bromeliad weevil:

2012–13 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team

The 2012–13 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Roadrunners, led by seventh year head coach Brooks Thompson, played their home games at the Convocation Center and were first year members of the Western Athletic Conference, they finished the season 3 -- 14 in WAC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament to Texas–Arlington; this will be their only season as a member of the WAC as they will join Conference USA in July 2013 March 7's game vs San Jose State was canceled due to a leak in the roof at The Events Center Arena in San Jose. The game was not made up

Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport

Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is an international airport serving Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The airport is situated near the town of a northern suburb of Dakar, it was known as Dakar-Yoff International Airport until 9 October 1996, when it was renamed in honor of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal. The airport can handle wide body jets, including the Airbus A340-600 from South African Airways, the Boeing 777-200 from Air France. In 2015, the airport served about 1,986,000 passengers. Construction of a replacement airport, Blaise Diagne International, 45 km inland from Léopold Sédar Senghor, began in 2007. Saudi Binladin Group constructed the new airport, named after the first black African elected to France's parliament in 1914, Blaise Diagne, it was expected to take 30 months to build and is designed for an initial capacity of 3 million passengers a year – double the 1.7 million annual traffic handled by the existing airport. Blaise Diagne was delayed several times and opened on December 7, 2017.

During World War II, Dakar Airport was a key link in the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command Natal-Dakar air route, which provided a transoceanic link between Brazil and French West Africa after 1942. Massive amounts of cargo were stored at Dakar, which were transported along the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. From Dakar, flights were made to Dakhla Airport, near Villa Cisneros in what was Spanish Sahara, or to Atar Airport, depending on the load on the air route. In addition to being the western terminus of the North African route, Dakar was the northern terminus for the South African route, which transported personnel to Pretoria, South Africa, with numerous stopovers at Robertsfield, the Belgian Congo and Northern Rhodesia. Before the introduction of long-range jets in the mid-1970s, it was an important stopover point for the routes between Europe and South America, along with the Canary Islands; the airport was a Space Shuttle landing site until 1987, when it was determined that a dip in the runway could damage the shuttle upon landing.

It was one of the five main hubs of the now defunct multi-national airline Air Afrique. The airport has been used as a stopover on flights between North America and Southern Africa. Delta Air Lines started service on 4 December 2006 between Atlanta and Johannesburg, with an intermediate stop in Dakar; this stopover has since been removed, with Dakar now served nonstop by Delta from New York–JFK. South African Airways used Dakar as a stopover with both its flights from Johannesburg to Washington and New York; the stopover for the New York–JFK flight was removed, while the Johannesburg to Washington–Dulles flight now operates via Accra. Senegal Airlines had a hub operation and their headquarters at the airport before the company's demise in April, 2016; the head office of Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile du Sénégal is on the airport property. At one time Air Sénégal International had its head office on the grounds of the airport; the airport is home to the French Air Force's Dakar-Ouakam Air Base.

The Dakar-Ouakam Air Base formed the military section of the airport. On 29 August 1960, Air France Flight 343 crashed while attempting to land at Dakar-Yoff Airport during the precursor to what became Hurricane Donna. All 63 passengers and crew on board were killed; this article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website Air Base Profile from Profile in French from the French Ministry of Defense Dakar International Airport Accident history for DKR at Aviation Safety Network Aeronautical chart for GOOY at SkyVector Current weather for GOOY at NOAA/NWS


Ajmalan is a parent hydride used in the IUPAC nomenclature of natural products and in CAS nomenclature. It is a 20-carbon alkaloid with seven chiral centres; the name is derived from ajmaline, an antiarrhythmic alkaloid isolated from the roots of Rauvolfia serpentina, formally a dihydroxy-derivative of ajmalan. The –an ending indicates that ajmalan is saturated. Ajmaline itself is named after Hakim Ajmal Khan, a distinguished practitioner of the Unani school of traditional medicine in South Asia; the absolute configuration of the seven chiral carbon atoms in ajmalan is defined by convention, as is the numbering system. The stereochemistry is the same as that in occurring ajmaline, corresponds to using conventional numbering. Ajmalan can be systematically named as -4-ethyl-9-methyl-2,9-diazahexacyclononadeca-10,12,14-trieneor as -4H,11H-3-ethyl-11-methyl-1,2,3,5,6,6a,11a,11b-octahydro-2,5,6a-indoloquinolizine. Note that the numbering of the atoms in the systematic names is different from the conventional numbering of ajmalan.

The ajmalan skeleton is similar to those of certain other alkaloids, ajmalan could be given the following semisystematic names: -1-methyl-1,2,19,20-tetrahydro-5,16-cyclo-16a-homo-17-norakuammilan. However, the relative complexity of these names justifies the use of ajmalan as a defined parent hydride in alkaloid nomenclature