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Aztec thrush

The Aztec thrush is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. It is found in Mexico, but vagrants are seen in the United States, its natural habitat is montane forests. The IUCN Red List denotes it as a least-concern species. Philip Sclater described the species as Turdus pinicola from southern Mexico in 1859. In 1882, Leonhard Stejneger moved the species into Ridgwayia; the genus name honors ornithologist Robert Ridgway. It is placed in the genus Zoothera. Two subspecies are recognized: R. p. maternalis found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, R. p. pinicola in southwestern Mexico. The Aztec thrush weighs 67 -- 88 grams; the adult male has a dark brown hood, the head and upper mantle being dark brown, with pale flecks or streaks. There may be a pale brown supercilium; the back, median coverts and greater coverts are dark brown, the greater coverts having white edges. The primary coverts are black, with grey tips; the flight feathers are black, with some white patches. The lesser and median coverts of the underwing are white, the greater coverts are blackish grey.

The tail is blackish brown, with whitish grey tips. The breast is dark brown, the rest of the underparts is white; the beak is dark brown, the legs are pale pink. The female does not have a hood, is paler, has larger streaks; the juvenile bird is blackish, with golden-buff marks on its back. It has a black tail and scaled underparts; the species is found in mountains 1,800 -- 3,500 m above sea level. Its habitat is ravines of pine and pine-oak forests; the Aztec thrush is a vagrant in western southeastern Arizona. The first record in the United States was an immature bird observed in 1977 in Big Bend National Park, Texas; this bird associates in small groups, sometimes joining mixed-species foraging flocks. It eats berries and insects, it has been observed cocking its head while feeding. Its calls include wheeerr, prreep and sweee-uh, its song is the call repeated and mixed with some other sounds. In the southern part of its range, breeding takes place from May to June; the nest is made of grass and moss.

The eggs are pale blue. The R. pinicola population is estimated to be less than 50,000 individuals. The population trend is declining because of habitat loss; the decline does not appear rapid enough to meet the criteria for vulnerable status, the range size and population size are both above the threshold for vulnerable status, so the IUCN Red List has assessed the species to be of least concern

MB Caschetta

Mary Beth Caschetta is an American writer and blogger best known for her blog Literary Rejections On Display. Caschetta began the blog Literary Rejections On Display anonymously in 2007 identifying herself only as Writer, Rejected; the blog was composed of Caschetta's rejections from literary journals with all personal information crossed out. As the blog gained in popularity she began to post anonymous submissions from readers, sent to her. Caschetta used the blog to anonymously chronicle her own journey with her novel, her efforts to obtain an agent and publish the work. Caschetta put the blog on hiatus in 2012 before returning in 2014 with the news that she had sold her novel. On November 7, 2014 she wrote a blog post in which she revealed herself as MB Caschetta, the novel she had been trying to publish as Miracle Girls. In 1996 Caschetta published a collection of short stories Lucy on the West Coast and Other Lesbian Short Fiction under the name Mary Beth Caschetta. In 2014 Caschetta published Miracle Girls with Engine Press.

Miracle Girls won a 2014 gold medal IPPY Award, was a finalist in the Religious Fiction category and honorable mention in the LGBT Fiction category for the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards, in the spiritual category for the Paris Book Festival, Amsterdam Book Festival, the San Francisco Book Festival. It was a finalist for Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Fiction, it was an Honorable Mention selection for the Spiritual Category of the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival and the general fiction category at New York Book Festival. Caschetta's second collection of short stories Pretend I'm Your Friend was published in 2016. Caschetta is the youngest of 4 children. In 2011 she wrote an essay about her physician father's decision to disinherit her for The New York Times. Caschetta has been married to advice columnist Meryl Cohn since 2004

Ch√Ęteau de Castries

The Château de Castries is a château in Castries, Hérault, France. The estate has belonged to the House of Castries since 1465. In 1565, Jacques de Castries undertook the building of a new château; the garden was laid out by André Le Nôtre in 1666. The aqueduct, to water the garden, was built by Pierre-Paul Riquet; the main house was looted and damaged during the French Revolution of 1789 and was restored in 1828. In 1935, it was bought back by René de La Croix de Castries. In 1985, he donated the house to the Académie française, it is open to the public


Jaisak is a village of Mandi Bahauddin District in the Punjab province of Pakistan, It is located at 32°31'06.1"N 73°36'22.6"E. Jaisak is situated 16 km east of the city of Mandi Bahauddin, 11 km north of the city of Phalia and 17.5 km south of the town of Chillianwala. A major canal flows near the town, known as Rasul-Qadir Abad Link Canal; the population of the village is about 5,000 and the number of registered voters in the village is about 1,200. Helan is 6 km east side of Jaisak, village Adhi Sharif is 6.2 km to the west, Saharan 6.3 km and Chillianwala 17.5 km in the north, Qila Atar Singh 2 km and Phalia 11 km on the south of Jaisak. The majority of people earn their livelihood through agriculture. There are some who are working as government employees army, police. Many young people are residing abroad to earn and support their families like in the USA, South Africa, Sweden, Italy, Salalah-Muscat, Saudi Arabia, Dubai. People of the village live a simple life, they go to their land to come back in the evening.

Young boys play cricket and kabaddi. The literacy rate of the village is high; every child from the village goes to school. There are three main schools in the village: Government primary school for boys Government middle school for girls Shahid Model Private SchoolApproximately 500 students are studying in these schools. There are six mosques in the village: Ghousia Masjid جامع غوثیہ مسجد Faizan-e-Madina Masjid فیضانِ مدینہ مسجد Ya Ali Masjid یا علی مسجد Madni Masjid جامع مدنی مسجد Faisal Masjid فیصل مسجد Hazrat Bilal Masjid حضرت بلال مسجد There is no hospital in the village, but one clinic run by a health-related servant; the village has some health workers, creating awareness about pregnancy and birth-related problems. People get minor health services from the town of Chourand and major services from Mandi Bahauddin city. There are no bazaars or markets in the village, but there are many general stores that provide commodities for daily use. People go to Phalia city for major shopping; the village is located 16 km southeast from the city Mandi Bahauddin.

People of the village travel on Vans from the village's own bus stop. Cars and Motorcycles are common in the village; the land of the village is fertile and many crops can be grown. Major crops include Wheat گندم Rice چاول Sugarcane گنا Potato آلو Sweet pea مٹر Chickpea چنا Barley جو Alfalfa لوسرن Sorghum جوار Maize مکئی Tobacco تمباکو Trifolium alexandrinum برسیم In the village, radio, PTCL phones and Mobile phones are present in every house. People in the village possess Computers and use the Internet. Gurudwara Kair Bawa a historical building is present in the village. Sikhs left this ancient building in 1947 at the time of independence of Pakistan. There are no tombs in the village. There is one famous canal Rasul-Qadir Abad Link Canal near the village

Nurul Kabir

Nurul Kabir is a Bangladeshi journalist, columnist and activist. He is the editor of the outspoken Bangladeshi newspaper, New Age and the editor of the Bengali weekly Budhbar. Nairbachanik Swairatantra O Ganatantrer Sangram and The Red Moulana are two of his most well-known books. Nurul Kabir received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Dhaka in 1983, a Master of Arts degree in English from the same university in 1984. Kabir studied advanced journalism at the Thompson Foundation in the UK in 1988, was awarded the Jefferson fellowship for studying journalism at the East-West Center, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the US, in 2004. During his student life at Dhaka University, Kabir was a left-wing student leader and activist, who played an active role in forming the Students Committee of Action for Democracy in 1983. Kabir is the editor of the New Age, the most outspoken newspaper in Bangladesh regarded for its anti-establishment editorial policy, he was the editor of the Bengali weekly Budhbar.

Known for his upright journalism and bold political views, Kabir wrote many books, published numerous essays at both home and abroad, presented many papers at regional and international conferences. Because of his opposition to the military regime of Bangladesh and his defence of media freedom, Kabir has been attacked on several occasions. In 2007/8 he was chased by gunmen on motorbikes; the Red Moulana Nairbachanik Swairatantra O Ganatantrer Sangram Kathokota