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Zaprešić is a city in Zagreb County in Croatia. Its newest population is 19,644 inhabitants for the city proper, over 51,000 for its seven-municipality metropolitan area. Zaprešić is the third-largest, most densely populated division of the county, it is located northwest of the Croatian capital Zagreb, near the Slovenian border. It is centered on plains north of the Sava River, is bordered by Medvednica Mountain to the east, the Marija Gorica Hills to the west; the first human settlement in, near Zaprešić dates from the Neolithic, several Roman roads were constructed in the area. The first records of the modern town date from 1334. Since that date, the town's history includes being a part of a feudal estate to operating the first meat packaging plant in Croatia. However, it was not formally established as a city until 1995; the city is governed by a mayor, a city government of seven members, a city council of twenty one. Zaprešić has its own fire department. Komunalno poduzeće Zaprešić manages all utilities except electricity.

Tap water in Zaprešić is of high quality. Due to its many rail, road transport corridors, Zaprešić has been dubbed the "northwestern gate to Zagreb County", it lies directly next to the A2 highway connecting Zagreb to Central Europe. It is adjacent to the main railway leading northwest out of Zagreb. Centered on the tertiary sector, the city's economy is booming due to a large population influx. Zaprešić's educational facilities range from kindergartens to centers of higher education; the city is home to four elementary schools, one high school, two universities. The Zaprešić metropolitan area contains six castles that together make up what is known as the "palace path." The town has a museum and an art gallery. The most popular sport in the region is football, the local team is NK Inter Zaprešić, a member of the First Football League of Croatia. Other sports are present in Zaprešić, the city is home to a golf resort; the first records of human inhabitants in the Zaprešić metropolitan area date back to the Neolithic, evident through stone axes found in Brdovec, axes from the Copper Age found in Marija Gorica.

Halstatt culture traces were uncovered in the area of Sveti Križ. The Romans left their imprints on Zaprešić in the form of the Siscia–Neviodunum–Emona road, which followed Sava River on its left bank through the Zaprešić area, passing near modern settlements. After a lack of records from the first millennium, Zaprešić again became known in the late 11th century. In 1094, following the formation of the Zagreb Diocese, Ača, an advisor of the Croato–Hungarian King Ladislav I, was granted land west and east of the Medvednica Mountain to protect the newly formed diocese. Zaprešić became part of the Susedgrad–Stubica manor, the second-biggest estate in the Croato-Hungarian Zagreb County. In 1334, the parish church of St. Peter was founded in Zaprešić, marking the first evidence of the modern settlement of Zaprešić; the settlement developed, attributed to its position on important trade and transit routes. This was corroborated by the route of the first railway in Croatia, which passes through Zaprešić.

During 15th and 16th centuries, refugees from Lika came to Zaprešić to escape the Ottomans. Some of these refugees were the so-called Brdovec Franciscans, for whom Lord Zylagy of Susedgrad built an abbey in Marija Gorica; the refugees brought the Ikavian accent, preserved for a long time in some small Zaprešić communities, although the Zaprešić area has been Ekavian Kajkavian. The area was hit hard by the 1573 peasant revolt, led by Matija Gubec, according to historian Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski, managed the estate of Jablanovec, part of modern Zaprešić. One of the revolt leaders was a resident of Marija Gorica. Two years the large manor of Susedgrad and Stubica started to disperse into many small estates owned by low-level members of the nobility. Dozens of simple diocesan curia houses serve as a reminder of this nobility. In 1903, Zaprešić railway station was a sight of two anti-Hungarian demonstrations caused by installing of panes with Hungarian inscriptions on railway objects across Croatia.

The demonstrations were part of a wider national movement. In both occasions the demonstrations turned into a scuffle with local gendarmes which ended up with several peasants killed and dozens of locals arrested. Peasants that were killed or injured by the gendarmes are traditionally celebrated as a heroes and national martyrs. In their honour, two separate memorial boards were placed on the building of Zaprešić railway station in 1928. and 2003. After the First World War, the oldest meat industry in Croatia, the Industrija mesnih proizvoda, was founded. Zaprešić was formally established for the first time in 1952, when the Municipality of Zaprešić was formed; the municipality operated as part of the Zagreb kotar and City of Zagreb. The City of Zaprešić was incorporated on 30 November 1995. On that day, parts of the surrounding municipalities of Pušća, Hruševec Kupljenski and the City of Zagreb were incorporated into a new City of Zaprešić; the settlement of Merenje came under the jurisdiction of Zaprešić on 17 January 1997.

Zaprešić is a part of largest city, Zagreb. It is located 18 kilometres northwest of Zagreb, lying near the confluence of the Krapina River, the Sava River; the small Lužnica River marks the western city border of Zaprešić. The Zaprešić metropolitan area consists of Zaprešić and

Freeman Dyson

Freeman John Dyson was an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics and nuclear engineering. He was professor emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Dyson originated several concepts that bear his name, such as Dyson's transform, a fundamental technique in additive number theory, which he developed as part of his proof of Mann's theorem. Dyson believed global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide through burning fossil fuels but that some of the effects of this are favourable and not taken into account by climate scientists, such as increased agricultural yield, he was skeptical about the simulation models used to predict climate change, arguing that political efforts to reduce causes of climate change distract from other global problems that should take priority.

Born on 15 December 1923, at Crowthorne in Berkshire, Dyson was the son of Mildred Lucy and George Dyson. His father, a prominent composer, was knighted, his mother had a law degree, after Dyson was born she worked as a social worker. Dyson had one sibling, his older sister, who remembered him as a boy surrounded by encyclopedias and always calculating on sheets of paper. At the age of four he tried to calculate the number of atoms in the Sun; as a child, he showed an interest in large numbers and in the solar system, was influenced by the book Men of Mathematics by Eric Temple Bell. Politically, Dyson says he was "brought up as a socialist". From 1936 to 1941 Dyson was a scholar at Winchester College. At age 17 he studied mathematics with G. H. Hardy at Trinity College, at age 19 was assigned to war work in the Operational Research Section of the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command, where he developed analytical methods for calculating the ideal density for bomber formations to help the Royal Air Force bomb German targets during World War II.

After the war, Dyson was readmitted to Trinity College, where he obtained a BA degree in mathematics. From 1946 to 1949 he was a Fellow of his college, occupying rooms just below those of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who resigned his professorship in 1947. In 1947 Dyson published two papers in number theory. Friends and colleagues described him as shy and self-effacing, with a contrarian streak that his friends find refreshing but his intellectual opponents find exasperating. "I have the sense that when consensus is forming like ice hardening on a lake, Dyson will do his best to chip at the ice", Steven Weinberg said of him. His friend the neurologist and author Oliver Sacks said: "A favourite word of Freeman's about doing science and being creative is the word'subversive', he feels it's rather important not only to be not orthodox, but to be subversive, he's done that all his life." On G. I. Taylor's advice and recommendation, Dyson moved to the United States in 1947 as a Commonwealth Fellow to earn a physics doctorate with Hans Bethe at Cornell University.

There he made the acquaintance of Richard Feynman. The budding English physicist recognized the brilliance of the flamboyant American and worked with him, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Study, before returning to England, where he was a research fellow at the University of Birmingham. In 1949, Dyson demonstrated the equivalence of two formulations of quantum electrodynamics: Richard Feynman's diagrams and the operator method developed by Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, he was the first person after their creator to appreciate the power of Feynman diagrams and his paper written in 1948 and published in 1949 was the first to make use of them. He said in that paper that Feynman diagrams were not just a computational tool but a physical theory and developed rules for the diagrams that solved the renormalization problem. Dyson's paper and his lectures presented Feynman's theories of QED in a form that other physicists could understand, facilitating the physics community's acceptance of Feynman's work.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, in particular, was persuaded by Dyson that Feynman's new theory was as valid as Schwinger's and Tomonaga's. Oppenheimer rewarded Dyson with a lifetime appointment at the Institute for Advanced Study, "for proving me wrong", in Oppenheimer's words. In 1949, in related work, Dyson invented the Dyson series, it was this paper. In 1951, Dyson joined the faculty at Cornell as a physics professor, though he still had no doctorate, but in December 1952 Oppenheimer offered him a permanent post at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he remained until the end of his career. In 1957 he became a US citizen. From 1957 to 1961 Dyson worked on Project Orion, which proposed the possibility of space-flight using nuclear pulse p

Ghostbusters (franchise)

Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy franchise created in 1984. Its first installment was the film Ghostbusters, released on June 1984, by Columbia Pictures, it centers on a group of eccentric New York City scientists who investigate and capture ghosts for a living. For the film, the franchise licensed action figures and other original Ghostbusters-themed products. After the initial success, they released original material in other fields such as comic books, video games, television series, several theme park attractions; the Ghostbusters use a specialized set of equipment in the 1984 film, all subsequent Ghostbusters fiction includes similar equipment to aid in the capture and containment of ghosts. In addition to the main technology used in the series, a script draft for Ghostbusters III includes the Ghostbusters developing a machine to transport themselves to an alternate Manhattan to save New York. Ghostbusters, the first film in the series, is a 1984 sci-fi comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists.

After they are fired from Columbia University, they start their own business investigating and capturing ghosts. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, it was released in the United States on June 8, 1984, it had been made on a US$30 million budget, but it grossed US$240 million in the United States and over US$50 million abroad during its theatrical run, more than the domestic gross of the second Indiana Jones installment, making it the most successful film in America that year, one of the most successful comedies of the 1980s. The American Film Institute ranked. IGN voted Ghostbusters the greatest comedy in 2005; the TV Channel Bravo ranked Ghostbusters number 28 on their 100 Funniest Movies list in 2006. The second film, Ghostbusters II, was released on June 16, 1989. Taking place five years after the first, the Ghostbusters have lost their credibility due to the amount of property damage they have caused, but identify a new threat to New York City after discovering a river of ectoplasmic slime that reacts to the great deal of negative emotions within the city.

Murray, Ramis, Weaver and Moranis reprised their roles from the first film, were joined by Peter MacNicol and Wilhelm von Homburg, among others. After the success of the first film and the animated series The Real Ghostbusters, Columbia Pictures pressed the producers to make a sequel. Aykroyd and Reitman were uncomfortable with this at first, as the original film was intended to be conclusive and they wished to work on other projects, they agreed and created a script. The sequel earned US$215 million off a US$37 million budget, but received lukewarm reviews compared to the first film; the 2016 film, Ghostbusters is a reboot of the franchise featuring a new cast of characters, but follows a similar narrative as the original film. A group of eccentric researchers make discoveries within paranormal incidents with their intentions being to detect and capture ghosts, protect New York City from those spirits; the film principally features a new cast, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the all-female Ghostbuster team, along with Chris Hemsworth as their male receptionist.

Additionally, Murray, Weaver and Potts all had small cameo roles. The film was released on July 15, 2016 as Ghostbusters, with the home media released being rebranded to Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, it received mixed reviews, grossed US$229 million off a US$144 million budget. The film was subject to controversy on social media in relation to the gender-driven culture war around the time of its release. A new film serving as a sequel to the original two films, titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife, was revealed in January 2019, with its release planned for July 10, 2020; the new film is directed by Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan Reitman, with a script co-written by himself and Gil Kenan, while Ivan Reitman will serve as a producer. The film is expected to be a direct sequel to the first two films of the franchise, following a single mother and her two children discovering the old Ghostbusters equipment. Among those cast include Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon as the sister and brother with their single mother and Paul Rudd is cast as a teacher Mr. Grooberson.

In October 2015, it was announced that Reitman will produce an animated movie for Sony Pictures Animation, with Fletcher Moules overseeing the project as both animator and director. It was reported that the movie would be told from the perspective of ghosts; the film will begin production following the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In May 2019, Aykroyd announced that he wrote a prequel script with the working title of Ghostbusters High, that there are two follow-up projects to Ghostbusters: Afterlife in development; the prequel will explore New Jersey during 1969. The project is being considered alternatively for a television series, with Jason Reitman involved with its development. Aykroyd says. From 1986 to 1991, Columbia Pictures Television and DIC Entertainment produced an animated spin-off television series created by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, entitled The Real Ghostbusters. "The Real" was added to the title due to a dispute with its Ghostbusters properties. The series continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Venkman, Spengler, their secretary Melnitz, their mascot ghost Slimer.

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Uttara Bhādrapadā

Uttara Bhādrapadā or Uttṛṭṭāti is the twenty-sixth nakshatra in Hindu astrology, corresponding to γ Pegasi and α Andromedae. It is ruled by the deity identified with the planet Saturn. Under the beliefs of electional astrology, Uttara Bhādrapadā is a Fixed constellation, meaning that while it is prominent, it is a good time to build houses, found communities or engage in other activities related to permanence and structure. Uttara Bhādrapadā is represented by dualistic imagery two legs of a bed. Other common symbols include twins; the Ahir Budhnya, a serpentine or draconian creature, is the deity which oversees Uttara Bhādrapadā. Male Natives: Physical features: Most attractive and innocent looking person. There is an inherent magnetically force in his look. If he looks at a person with a mild smile, rest assure, that person will be his slave. Character and general events: He keeps equal relationship with high and low people i.e. irrespective of the status of the person. He has a spot-less heart.

He does not like to give troubles to others. The only drawback noticed in this native in the behavioral field is that temper is always on the tip of his nose. However, such short-temper is not of a permanent nature, he will not hesitate to sacrifice his life to those who love him. At the same time once he is hurt he will become a lion, he has wisdom and personality. He is expert in delivering attractive speeches, he is capable of vanquishing his enemies and attains high position. Education and sources of earnings / profession: He can attain mastery over several subjects at the same time. If he is not academically much educated, his expression and knowledge put forward to the world will equal to that of educated persons, he has ability to write prolonged articles or books. In the work field, he can shine well due to his extraordinary capability. Laziness is a remote question for him. Once he opts to undertake a job he can not turn back. In the case of utter failure he is not desperate. If he is employed he will reach to the top.

In most of the cases it has been noticed that if this Nakshatra born persons are employed in the lower or middle level positions, they on reach to a good position and they always receive reward and praise from others. Family life: While he keeps praising his father on the one side due to the prominent personality and religious rigidity of his father, he cannot derive any benefit from his father, he leads a neglected childhood. He is subjected to a life away from his home town, his married life will be full of happiness. He will be blessed to have a most suitable wife, his children will be an asset, most obedient and respecting children. He will be blessed with grandchildren also, he is an ornament in his family. Health: His health will be good, he is non-care about his own health. Hence he will search for a doctor only when he is ill, he is prone to paralytic attack, stomach problems and hernia. Female Natives Females born in this Nakshatra will enjoy more or less the same results as, applicable for male natives mentioned above.

In addition, the following results will be enjoyed: Physical features: She is of medium height with stout body. Large and protruding eyes. Character and general events: She is a real "Lakshmi" in the family, she is the embodiment of a real family woman. Her behavior is cordial and praise worthy. Adaptability as the circumstances warrants. Suitability as the occasion warrants and lastly impartiality as the country needs are her main characteristics; when all these three essentials required for the present day are combined in one, what more I can describe or attribute to her character.. Education, sources of earning / profession: Employed females can attain good positions due to their own effort, she is best suited to the profession of a arbitrator. She is a good nurse or a doctor. Family life: These females will be a gem in any family they are born or married. In other words, their foot-steps are sufficient to bring in Laxmi.. Health: She is prone to rheumatic pains, acute indigestion, hernia and in some cases tuberculosis of low intensity.

Choosing Baby names for birth star Uthrattathi: Those having Lagna or Lagna Lord in Uthrattathi, name should start with the following Syllable Thu, Sha, Shre Traditional Hindu given names are determined by which pada of a nakshatra the Lagna or Lagna Lord was in at the time of birth. The given name would begin with the following syllables: Du Jha Tha Da/Tra

Bill Barrett (swimmer)

William Barrett is an American former competition swimmer who won a silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships. In 1980, he set a new world record, he qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke, but could not compete because of the United States-led boycott over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The same year, Swimming World Magazine named him the American Swimmer of the Year. Barrett enrolled in the University of California, Los Angeles, swam for coach Ron Ballatore's UCLA Bruins swimming and diving team in NCAA competition from 1980 to 1982, he was recognized as the Pacific-10 Conference swimmer of the year for three consecutive years. List of University of California, Los Angeles people List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming World record progression 200 metres individual medley

Q. J. Stephenson

Quinton Judson Stephenson was a trapper and self-taught artist from Garysburg, North Carolina. He is known for his "Occoneechee Trapper's Lodge", a natural history museum and art environment in Garysburg. Q. J. Stephenson was born in 1920 in North Carolina; the son of a traveling salesman, Stephenson grew up in the lean years of the Great Depression, trapping muskrat and raccoons in the woods and selling their pelts to Sears & Roebuck. In his teenage years, he would travel to northern California with the Civilian Conservation Corps, an experience that he would credit with his interest in and love of nature; when he returned home, he operated a crane with a dragline, which led to the unexpected discovery of fossils, petrified wood, Civil War artifacts, other relics from the North Carolina environment. Through the donation of some of these objects, Stephenson developed a relationship with the Smithsonian Institution. In the 1950s, out of concern that younger generations were not properly learning traditional naturalist and trapping methods, Stephenson began an artistic endeavor that spanned 50 years of production and manifested itself in the Occoneechee Trapper's Lodge and his self-termed "Prehistoric Art."

In 1997, Stephenson died in Garysburg. The Occoneechee Trapper's Lodge is a natural history museum and art environment created by Stephenson to illustrate local natural history features and impart his own personal philosophies and knowledge; the construction process involved the gradual accretion of sculptures, shells, petrified wood, other found objects, which adorned a small cement and wood building on his property. Stephenson covered much of the external surface of the building with cast cement plates, each embellished with mosaics of natural particulates and imprinted with written philosophies, histories and didactic labels; some of these plates are hung from brackets on the walls, while others are embedded directly into the cement foundation which spills out into the surrounding landscape. Cypress knees are affixed to the overhanging ledges and jut up from the surrounding grounds, resembling stalagmites and stalactites in a cave; the interior of the lodge is encrusted with similar panels and assemblages, although more vibrant and untouched by the external elements.

In the 1970s, Stephenson began producing "Prehistoric Art," creating fantastic creatures from his imagination out of cement and found objects. He would position these sculptures around the Trapper's Lodge to amuse himself and visitors. In addition to the lodge building, Stephenson constructed other smaller works on the property in the same creative method and style; these include a windmill and bench, planter. Pieces made by Stephenson and fragments from the environment have made their way into several public and private collections, one notable example being the Smithsonian American Art Museum; as of 2016, the Occoneechee Trapper's Lodge still exists on Stephenson's property in Garysburg. However and man-made destruction has led to noticeable degradation and loss of the environment. Q. J. Stephenson in the SPACES Archives Q. J. Stephenson's Occoneechee Trapper's Lodge in Roadside America