Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black-and-white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual, they are social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives and donkeys, zebras have never been domesticated. There are three species of zebras: the mountain zebra and the Grévy's zebra; the plains zebra and the mountain zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, while Grévy's zebra is the sole species of subgenus Dolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass, to which zebras are related, while the former two look more horse-like. All three belong to the genus Equus, along with other living equids; the unique stripes of zebras make them one of the animals most familiar to people. They occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, woodlands, thorny scrublands and coastal hills. Various anthropogenic factors have had a severe impact on zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction.
Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra are endangered. While plains zebras are much more plentiful, one subspecies, the quagga, became extinct in the late 19th century – though there is a plan, called the Quagga Project, that aims to breed zebras that are phenotypically similar to the quagga in a process called breeding back; the name "zebra" in English dates back to c. 1600, from Italian zebra from Portuguese, which in turn is said to be Congolese. The Encarta Dictionary says its ultimate origin is uncertain, but it may come from Latin equiferus meaning "wild horse"; the word was traditionally pronounced with a long initial vowel, but over the course of the 20th century, the pronunciation with the short initial vowel became the usual one in the UK and Commonwealth. The pronunciation with a long initial vowel remains standard in the United States. A group of zebras is referred to dazzle, or zeal. Zebras evolved among the Old World horses within the last 4 million years, it has been suggested that striped equids evolved more than once.
Extensive stripes are posited to have been of little use to equids that live in low densities in deserts or ones that live in colder climates with shaggy coats and annual shading. However, molecular evidence supports zebras as a monophyletic lineage; the zebra has between 46 chromosomes, depending on the species. There are three extant species. Collectively, two of the species have eight subspecies. Zebra populations are diverse, the relationships between, the taxonomic status of, several of the subspecies are not well known. Genus: Equus Subgenus: Hippotigris Plains zebra, Equus quagga †Quagga, Equus quagga quagga Burchell's zebra, Equus quagga burchellii Grant's zebra, Equus quagga boehmi Selous' zebra, Equus quagga selousi Maneless zebra, Equus quagga borensis Chapman's zebra, Equus quagga chapmani Crawshay's zebra, Equus quagga crawshayi Mountain zebra, Equus zebra Cape mountain zebra, Equus zebra zebra Hartmann's mountain zebra, Equus zebra hartmannae Subgenus: Dolichohippus Grévy's zebra, Equus grevyiThe plains zebra is the most common, has or had about six subspecies distributed across much of southern and eastern Africa.
It, or particular subspecies of it, have been known as the common zebra, the dauw, Burchell's zebra, Chapman's zebra, Wahlberg's zebra, Selous' zebra, Grant's zebra, Boehm's zebra and the quagga. The mountain zebra of southwest Africa tends to have a sleek coat with a white belly and narrower stripes than the plains zebra, it is classified as vulnerable. Grévy's zebra is the largest type, with a narrow head, making it appear rather mule-like, it is an inhabitant of the semi-arid grasslands of northern Kenya. Grévy's zebra is the rarest species, is classified as endangered. Although zebra species may have overlapping ranges, they do not interbreed. In captivity, plains zebras have been crossed with mountain zebras; the hybrid foals lacked a dewlap and resembled the plains zebra apart from their larger ears and their hindquarters pattern. Attempts to breed a Grévy's zebra stallion to mountain zebra mares resulted in a high rate of miscarriage. In captivity, crosses between zebras and other equines have produced several distinct hybrids, including the zebroid, zeedonk and zorse.
In certain regions of Kenya, plains zebras and Grévy's zebra coexist, fertile hybrids occur. The Hagerman horse is sometimes referred to as the "American zebra" due to perceived similarities to the plains zebra, sometimes depicted as striped. However, consensus appears to be that it was not closely related to either Hippotigiris nor Dolichohippus, nor is there unambiguous evidence that it had stripes; the common plains zebra is about 1.2–1.3 m at the shoulder with a body ranging from 2–2.6 m long with a 0.5 m tail. It can weigh up to 350 kg, males being bigger than females. Grévy's zebra is larger, while the mountain zebra is somewhat smaller, it was believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes, since some zebras have white underbellies. Embryological evidence, shows that the animal's background colour is black and the white stripes and bellies are additions, it is that the stripes are cause
The Trion City School District is a public school system located in Trion, Georgia. In February 1990, it fell victim to a devastating flood; this was considered the worst disaster. In 1996, the Pre-K, Elementary and High Schools were relocated to 919 Allgood Street, it now serves students from Pre-K through twelfth grades. The school system accepts students surrounding counties; as of 2008, Trion City Schools served 1,266 students. The Trion City School District has one elementary school, one middle school, one high school. Trion Elementary School Trion Middle School Trion High School The Trion School system has received many awards and recognition for its outstanding academic achievements. State School Superintendent Kathy Cox named Trion a School of Excellence. Trion High School ranked 17th in the state for SAT scores in 2007-2008. In 2009, it was one of 7 schools in Georgia and one of 250 schools in the country to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. Trion has received a Great Schools Rating of 10 out of 10 based on test results from all Georgia schools.
When Trion began, its school colors were purple and gold and its mascot was a goat. The colors were changed to blue and white, the mascot is now a bulldog. Trion offers a wide variety of athletic choices, including football, basketball, golf, softball and wrestling; the Bulldogs earned state championships in football in 1957, 1973, 1974, along with twelve Region 6A championships. Trion has bred several wrestling state champions also; the Trion cheerleaders have won two consecutive state championships. Trion can be credited with baseball state championship wins in 1973 and 1983. Rick Camp - played for the Atlanta Braves. "One Way To See It" Trion City School District Great Schools
Impalila is an island at the far eastern tip of Namibia, bounded on the north by the waters of the Zambezi river and on the south by the Chobe River. It is home to some 2500-3000 people including Tswanas and Subia people. Impalila is accessed from Kasane in Botswana, on the other bank of the Chobe River. There is a Namibian customs and immigration post on the island. There is an airport with a 1,300 metre runway, used for charter flights to bring tourists to the various lodges on the island; the airport is a relic of a military base used in the 1980s by the South African Defence Forces, strategically positioned within sight of Botswana and Zimbabwe. The Namibian Navy is now operated by Namibian Marine Corps. Impalila is a led by a chief. Impalila Island is known by persons of which all are late; the three people were Libalamwe. Those heroes divided Mpalila into three portions; each one got his portion of land which he could allocate to the community members who requested land for settlement and cultivation.
Libalamwe was known for his charms of flying using pumpkins and could reach any place first and faster than his subjects who would have travelled two or three days before by car to Bukalo or Katima Mulilo
Beat 102 103 is an independent regional radio station in Republic of Ireland licensed by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland covering counties Waterford, Kilkenny and Tipperary in South East Ireland. It began broadcasting on 1 July 2003 from studios at The Broadcast Centre, Waterford City, becoming the first station to operate under a regional licence; the station is a Top 40 Hit/CHR station aimed at listeners aged between 15 and 35. On 13 April 2007, Cork based Thomas Crosbie Holdings announced it had acquired 75% ownership of both Beat 102 103 and WLR FM, in a deal worth a combined €14 million with WLR FM managing director Des Whelan keeping 25% of each. TCH had a media presence in the South East, owning several newspapers in the region. Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013; the 75% stake was acquired by Landmark Media Investments. In December 2017, a sale was agreed to The Irish Times pending regulatory approval. In July 2018, the sale of the station to The Irish Times was complete.
A second stream, Noughty Beats, was launched in 2018. News and Sport bulletins are at 10 to the hour from 06.50'till 18.50 daily, with a 10-minute Beat News Roundup broadcast at 12.30. At 19.50, 20.50, 21.50, 23.30 and 01.00 on weekdays, "The Juicy Bits", a news and weather bulletin is broadcast. Kevin O'Mahony – News & Sports Editor Dean Egan - Multi-media Journalist Debbie Ridgard - Journalist Vincent Bradley – Sports Presenter Tara Murray is the female station imaging voice and Ben Murray is the male station imaging and promo voice of the station. Beat's sung jingles are by ReelWorld Europe; the station strapline is "Your Music Now". Beat 102–103 Website
Remember When is a novel by Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb; the second half of the book is part of the In Death series, taking place between Imitation in Death and Divided in Death. The plot follows a diamond robbery, over a span of 56 years. Laine Tavish runs an antique shop called Remember When, spends her time trying to forget her father Jack O'Hara. O'Hara is a career thief, although Laine loves her father, she wants nothing to do with him; when her father's best friend is killed in front of Remember When, Laine cannot help but get involved. Her father's friend was not the only one who has tracked her down, before he died, he tells Laine, "Hide the Pooch". A private investigator, Max Gannon, catches up with Laine and reveals that Jack, his best friend Willie Young, a man named Alex Crew, an inside man stole 28 million dollars' worth of diamonds, divided them into four shares, but Alex Crew has decided he wanted all of the diamonds, has killed two of them, taken one of the other shares. Two are still out there, Crew will kill Laine and Jack, to get his hands on them.
Samantha Gannon is the granddaughter of Laine and Max, the great-granddaughter of Jack O'Hara. Samantha has written a book on the diamond robbery, in which she reveals that 1/4 of the diamonds were never recovered, $7 million are still hidden somewhere. One evening, Samantha returns home to find her roommate, Andrea Jacobs, slashed across the throat. Lt. Eve Dallas is brought into the investigation, soon it becomes apparent that the murders are connected to the diamond robbery. With the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, new detective partner Peabody, Eve is on the trail of the last relative of Alex Crew. Trevor Whitter is his grandson, obsessed with the missing diamonds. Convinced Samantha knows where they are, he will do any thing to get her. Once he finds the diamonds, he will kill her too; the diamonds will make another appearance in Memory in Death, as a Christmas present to Eve, from Roarke
Altay Hajiyev was an Azerbaijani painter, people's Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Altay Hajiyev was born on April 1931 in the family of artist Amir Hajiyev. In 1951 he graduated from the art school called Azim Azimzade and graduated from the Kiev State Art Institute in 1959, he has participated in international and national exhibitions since 1959. In 1960, he was admitted to the Union of Artists of the USSR. Between the years 1962-1967, he worked as the chief painter of the state Press Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR Council of Ministers, he was honored as an honorary artist in 1982 and a folk artist in 2002. He was awarded the Humay Award in 1995. Altay Hajiyev has been Presidential scholarship since 2003. Several individual exhibitions of the artist were held. Graphic work was organized in 1987, In 1991, "Natavan-Shusha ", in 2001, the "stars of our people " were thematic, as well as the 75th jubilee exhibitions in 2006; the artist's work is protected at Azerbaijan National Art Museum, Azerbaijan State Art Gallery, foreign museums and prestigious personal collections.
During his work at "Azerneshr", he gets acquainted with well-known writers and poets of the time and learns their creativity. He was spending for a long time together among the famous artists, he signed of himself. Altay Haciyev's creativity attracts attention with its distinctive features; when he was studying in Ukraine, he learned the traditions of classical European painting. At the same time, he has always had an oriental sense of creativity and he benefited from the rich traditions of the fine arts of Azerbaijan. Thus, the subject of the work, artistic content of the idea, original style, composition arrangement, color resolution parallel to the two aspects of creativity, we can observe the artistic synthesis. Altay Hajiyev spent a lot of time on the development of book graphics, he painted many works. The artist has created many series. After graduating from his higher education, he returned to his homeland and saw the construction and reconstruction work in Baku in the 60s and the level of industrialised industrial cities of Baku and created the first series called "New Baku ".
The new series, titled "Caspian ", "pearl of the Sea " and "The owner of the Caspian Sea", allows us to analyse the first stage of the artist's creative activity. Altay Hajiyev was not alone with the graphics of the book and tested the brush in the field of painting; the main line of painting work is the glorification of our glorious past, the historical personalities and the rich spiritual treasures. From the series "Khalgimizin Ulduzlari" "Tomris ", "Mahsati Ganjavi ", the works are remarkable, "Sara Khatun ", "Khurshudbanu natavan ", "Tuti bika ", "Ashig Pari ", "Aga Bayim Aga " and others. Honorary Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR – 1968 Honorary Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR - December 1, 1982 "World of Fuzuli-500". Humay Award – 1995 Open Society Institute Prize for Artistic Design of the Best Children's Book – 1999 Honorary title of "People's Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan" - May 30, 2002 Personal pension of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan - December 23, 2004