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Taliek Brown

Taliek Brown is an American former professional basketball player. Brown played collegiate with the UConn Huskies and competed at the high school level at St. John's Preparatory School in Astoria, New York. Brown played high school basketball at St. John's Preparatory School, located in Astoria, New York, he averaged 6.6 assists per game as a senior. A Parade All-American, Brown was ranked among the top 25 high school recruits in the United States and was chosen to play at the 2000 McDonald's All-American Game and at the Roundball Classic All-Star game, after which he was named Most Valuable Player; as a McDonald's All-American, he recorded 6 assists, 4 rebounds. Brown chose to play college basketball with Connecticut because of "their winning tradition, the great players they had come through here, just the whole total UConn; this is a big program." As a freshman, Brown was the starting point guard in all 32 of UConn's games. He scored a season-high 21 points against nationally ranked Boston College on February 13, 2001, recorded a season-best 12 assists in an overtime win over St. John's on January 6.

After his sophomore season, Brown was averaging 5.1 assists per game. He recorded the second-most assists for a sophomore in school history, getting 172. At the 2002 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament championship, he made a half-court shot at the closing seconds to seal the game vs Pittsburgh. Brown led UConn to an NCAA Division I Basketball title in 2004, as his team defeated Georgia Tech to close his senior season. After leaving UConn, Brown performed workouts for the 2004 NBA draft, but went undrafted

Mondo Cannibale

Mondo Cannibale is a 1980 Spanish-Italian cannibal exploitation film directed by Jesús Franco. It stars a then-17 year old Sabrina Al Cliver, it is one of two cannibal films directed by the other being Devil Hunter. Franco's original shooting title for the film was Rio Salvaje, but it was changed to Mondo Cannibale before its release. While not prosecuted for obscenity, the film was seized and confiscated in the UK under Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 during the video nasty panic. A father attempts to rescue his teenage daughter from a tribe of man-eating primitives who have made her their queen. Sabrina Siani as Lana Anouska as Young Lana Al Cliver as Jeremy Taylor Oliver Mathot as Charles Fenton Antonio Mayans as Yakaké Lina Romay as Ana Jesús Franco as Mr. Martin Franco said in the interview that he only did the two cannibal films for the money, said that he had no idea why anyone would want to watch such films, he said that Sabrina Siani was the worst actress that he worked with in his life and that Siani's only good quality was her "delectable derrière".

Ian Jane from DVD Talk awarded the film 1.5 out of 5 stars, criticizing the film for its poor acting, ineffective special effects, music score, editing. However, Jane went on to state "there's a strange manic energy to the picture that makes it a lot of fun to watch." Mondo cannibale on IMDb

Nove Peak

Nove Peak is the ice-covered peak rising to over 1000 m in the south part of Marescot Ridge on Trinity Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctica. It is surmounting the head of Malorad Glacier to the southwest; the peak is named after the ancient Roman town of Nove in Northern Bulgaria. Nove Peak is located at 63°32′59″S 58°34′12″W, 1.07 km north of Crown Peak, 6.57 km northeast of Corner Peak, 6.8 km south by east of Marescot Point and 4.52 km west-northwest of Lardigo Peak. German-British mapping in 1996. Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map No. 5697. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996. Antarctic Digital Database. Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Since 1993 updated. Nove Peak. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. Nove Peak. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission


Al-Faluja was a Palestinian Arab village in the British Mandate for Palestine, located 30 kilometers northeast of Gaza City. The village and the neighbouring village of Iraq al-Manshiyya formed part of the Faluja pocket, where 4,000 Egyptian troops, who had entered the area as a result of the 1948 war, were besieged for four months by the newly established Israel Defense Forces; the 1949 Armistice Agreements allowed for a peaceful transfer of those areas outside Gaza to Israeli control, allowing Egyptian troops to remain in Gaza. Following the agreements, the Arab residents were abandoned the villages; the Israeli town of Kiryat Gat, as well as the moshav Revaha, border the site of the former town. The town was founded on a site, known as "Zurayq al-Khandaq", named "Zurayq" from the blue-colored lupin that grew in the vicinity, its name was changed to "al-Faluja" in commemoration of a Sufi master, Shahab al-Din al-Faluji, who settled near the town after migrating there from Iraq in the 14th century.

He died in al-Faluja and his tomb was visited by the Syrian Sufi teacher and traveller Mustafa al-Bakri al-Siddiqi, who travelled through the region in the first half of the eighteenth century. In 1596, during the Ottoman era, Al-Faluja was under the administration of the nahiya of Gaza, part of the Sanjak of Gaza, with a population of 75 Muslim households, an estimated 413 persons; the villagers paid a fixed tax rate of 25% on wheat, sesame, vineyards, beehives and water buffalo. Half of the revenue went to a waqf. In 1838, Robinson noted el Falujy as a Muslim village in the Gaza district, though he did not visit it. In 1863 Victor Guérin found six hundred inhabitants in the village, he noticed near a well, two ancient columns of gray-white marble, next to a wali, a third similar but rather destroyed. An Ottoman village list from about 1870 found that Faluja had a population of 670, in 230 houses, though the population count included men, only. In 1883, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described al-Faluja as surrounded on three sides by a wadi.

It had two wells and a pool to the east, a small garden patch to the west, the village houses were built from adobe bricks. In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Al-Faluja had a population of 2482 inhabitants; the population increased in the 1931 census to 3,161 inhabitants. The nucleus of the village was centered around the shrine of Shaykh al-Faluji, its residential area began to expand in the 1930s and crossed over to the other side of the wadi, which henceforth divided al-Faluja into northern and southern sections. Bridges were constructed across the wadi to facilitate movement between the two sides during the winter when the water flooded and caused damage; the center of al-Faluja shifted to the north where modern houses, coffee houses, a clinic were erected. The village had two schools. In the 1945 statistics Al-Faluja had a population of 4,670, all Muslims, with a total of 38,038 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.

Of this, 87 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 36,590 for cereals, while a total of 517 dunams were built-up land. Al-Faluja was in the territory allotted to the Arab state under the 1947 UN Partition Plan. During the war, the men of the village blockaded the local Jewish communities and attacked convoys being sent to bring them food and other supplies. On 24 February 1948, the village was attacked by Jewish forces. A battle between Jewish forces and villagers in al-Faluja on 14 March 1948 left thirty-seven Arabs and seven Jews dead, as well as scores of Arabs and four Jews wounded. Israeli sources at the time told the New York Times that a supply convoy, protected by armored cars of the Haganah, "had to fight its way through the village." A Haganah demolition squad returned in the day and blew up ten houses in the village, including the town hall. Egyptian forces crossed into the former mandate on 15 May 1948 and a column of them were stopped by the Israelis near Ashdod; this column retreated to and encamped at al-Faluja and Iraq al-Manshiyya, the so-called Faluja pocket.

Between late October 1948 and late February 1949 some 4,000 Egyptian troops were encircled here by Israeli forces. As part of the terms of the February 4, 1949 Israel–Egypt Armistice Agreement, the surrounded Egyptian forces agreed to return to Egypt; the agreement, guaranteed the safety and property of the 3,140 Arab civilians. The agreement, a further exchange of letters filed with the United Nations, stated ".... Those of the civilian population who may wish to remain in al-Faluja and Iraq al-Manshiya are to be permitted to do so.... All of these civilians shall be secure in their persons, abodes and personal effects." Few civilians left when the Egyptian brigade withdrew on 26 February 1949 but Israelis promptly violated the armistice agreement and began to intimidate the populace into flight. United Nations observers reported to UN mediator Ralph Bunche that the intimidation included beatings and attempted rape. Quaker observers bore witness to the beatings On 3 March they wrote that at "Iraq al Manshiya, the acting mukhtar or mayor told them that'the people had been much molested by the frequent shooting, by being told that they would be killed if they did

Chilliwack Airport

Chilliwack Airport, is located adjacent to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. The airport is used by commercial air operators. Servicing and modification facilities are available for twin engined aircraft; every year in the last week of August the airport hosts an event known as the Chilliwack Flight Fest, a free air show for everyone to watch. The show is popular with families, aviation enthusiasts are welcome to fly their own aircraft; the Airport Coffee Shop at the Chilliwack airport operated sporadically from the opening of the airport until it was purchased in the 1970s by Neil and Kathleen McNeill. As a recent retiree from the Canadian Forces as an army chef, he enticed pilots to land with freshly cooked meals. Pilots could radio ahead before order a meal, similar to truck stop cafes of that era; the McNeills sold the Airport Coffee Shop in 1975, the airport and the Airport Coffee Shop have torn down soon afterward, replaced with a modern Airport. After remaining closed for several years and Gordon Mitchell purchased the Airport Coffee Shop in 1980.

Focusing on fresh homemade pies, roast turkey, hamburgers and Gord became well known among pilots throughout Canada for their pies and cinnamon buns. COPA granted an honorary pair of pilot's wings to Barb in 1994 for her pies and "Food for Flying Folk". Barb continued to operate the Airport Coffee Shop with Gord opening a second restaurant called Devan's Restaurant. Devan's closed in the late 90s after Gord's death, but Barb continued to operate the Airport Coffee Shop along with her son, until 2008. After 28 years in the restaurant industry, Barb retired and sold the business to long-time employee Judi Good. Judi worked for Barb and Gord for 13 years prior to buying the restaurant with her two sisters and Tracey. In 2017 the cooks that have been cooking with the same recipes and baking wonderful pies are now running the business with a large and wonderful new patio overlooking the airport and the mountain vista; the Airport Restaurant & Patio continues to be well known among pilots and Chilliwack residents for its food its pies and hamburgers.

After periods of sporadic activity, the restaurant has now been in continuous operation for over 32 years. List of airports in the Lower Mainland Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory Chilliwack Municipal Airport Website Official Page Chilliwack Flight Fest Official Page