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Zinf is a free audio player for Unix-like and Windows operating systems. Zinf is released under the GNU General Public License. Zinf uses the same source code. Zinf can play sound files in MP3, WAV formats, among others, it is part of the MusicBrainz network. The player features an optimized version of the Xing MPEG decoder, a powerful music browser and playlist editor, a built in download manager which supports downloading files from sites using the RMP download process. Zinf was notable for handling all audio files based on their metadata, hiding more-technical details like actual locations and file names. Zinf is a recursive acronym that stands for "Zinf Is Not FreeAmp!" Use of the name FreeAmp had to be discontinued due to trademark issues, as "AMP" is a trademark of PlayMedia Systems, Inc. The FreeAmp project was funded by EMusic, who paid the salaries of 3 developers working on the player. Relatable joined EMusic to help support continued development. In January 2001, after 2 years of funding the project EMusic pulled their support, subsequently fired the developers.

The Zinf project was unable to find another sponsor, development slowed greatly. The most recent release was made in early 2004; as of 2008, nearly all development of Zinf has ceased. Once a popular open-source Linux audio player, it has now been surpassed by newcomers such as Audacious, Exaile and Songbird; this is because Zinf has not seen an official new release since early 2004, many new features that are now standard in rival players have not been implemented. In 2010 the website was bought by a domain squatter for the purpose of capitalizing on the site's traffic for monetary gains. A new link called "QnA" and "Ads" are now visible on the website, a redirect to the squatter's site. Official website

Noor (missile)

The Noor is a long-range anti-ship cruise missile manufactured by Iran. The missile is in primary service with the Iranian Navy; the missile is a reverse engineered Chinese C-802 anti ship missile. Iran was the first export customer of Chinese C-802 missiles; the contract was signed in 1995 but was canceled due to U. S. pressure after 60 missiles had been delivered. After that, Iran started a program to reverse engineer the C-802, it is unknown when the program was finished, but in 2000 and early 2001, Iran tested an upgraded C-802 missile during Unity-79 wargames. Officials said; the missile is powered by an Iranian version of the French Microturbo TRI 60 engine. In January 2004, Iran announced that it has started manufacturing the DM-3B mono pulse radar for the Noor missile. According to Iranian officials, DM-3B is a millimeter-wave active radar used in the last stage of missile flight to find the target and home-in the missile on it; because of its frequency, it is hard to jam the radar, located inside the nosecone.

In 2006, it was announced. In 2011, another variant called Qader was unveiled by Iran with a range of 200 km and the ability to attack coastal targets. A video of the missile hitting its coastal target was published by the Iranian media. In early 2012, during Velayete-90 wargames, a Noor missile was tested with improvements in electronic systems, a more jam-resistant radar and better target acquisition algorithms. A Qader missile was tested in the wargame. Basic Noor: Initial reverse-engineered missile with a range of 30 km. Noor Phase 2: Improved version with 130 km range. Noor Phase 3: Further increased the range to 170 km. Noor Phase 4: Better electronics and computer algorithms. Qader: An upgraded version with the range of 200 km. Noor Export Version: A version with the range of 120 km. Iran Syria - 25 ordered in 2006 along with 6 Tir-2 fast attack craft. 10 delivered between 2009 and 2010. Houthis Military of Iran Iranian military industry Iran's missile forces Current Equipment of the Iranian Army SAHA

Rockdale County High School

Rockdale County High School is located in the heart of Conyers, United States, in the old-town district. RCHS is one of three high schools located in Rockdale County, along with Heritage High School, Salem High School. RCHS hosts the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, sponsored by Georgia Tech; the school's mascot is the Bulldog. 2,100 students are enrolled. Rockdale County High School is a part of the GHSA in Region 8-AAAAAAA. In the 2008-2009, RCHS won Fox 5's High 5 Sports Team of the Week award twice, the first school to do so; the hand-shaped trophies were awarded to the wrestling teams. The school is a Grammy School of Excellence; the literary team won the regional title in 2003, the boys' quartet won the state title. In the 2007-2008 school year, the Advanced Musical Theater Class took Ragtime to One Act Competition, won first place. After winning first place at regionals, they went on to take third place at state, beating performing arts schools. In the 2008-2009 school year, the Rockdale County High School Marching Band won the Grand Champion trophy in competition at the Southern Star Invitational competition.

Rockdale County High School Winter Guard won first place and the gold medal at the 2011 SAPA Championships in the Scholastic AA class. The winter guard consistently came in first place at competitions throughout the 2010-2011 season; the Rockdale marching band has a recent history of respectable percussion sections. In 2016, the percussion section came within a point of the best-in-class percussion award at both of the marching band's competitions; the band competed in class AAA. The Marching Band participated in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas parade on December 1, 2018; the Rockdale Magnet School is a magnet school located in Rockdale County in the city of Conyers. It is a selective school whose students take on rigorous college-level courses in mathematics, the natural sciences, technology/engineering, research; the magnet school occupies the building, C. J. Hicks Elementary School; the Rockdale Magnet School accepts 100 students annually. 90 freshmen were accepted in 2019. Magnet school achievements include students being accepted to the nation's top universities, including Harvard and MIT.

It was opened in 2000 to provide a rigorous high school curriculum for the youth in Rockdale County. The school focuses on the fields of mathematics and technology. Magnet students are enrolled in selective classes in those fields composed only of magnet students, the rest of their classes are taken with the standard student population of Rockdale County High School. Courses are set on a college-level curriculum; the college scholarship amount exceeds 3 million annually. Since 2002, the school has sent 8-12 students to Metz, France each year to aid high school students with their own science fair projects; this is through a partnership with Georgia Tech their Georgia Tech Lorraine campus. Students visit Paris each year and live with French students; the French students visit Rockdale each spring to present their scientific or cultural projects and to attend a France Dance in their honor. Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech football coach Buck Farmer, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers Candace Hill, 100m and 200m sprint IAAF World Youth Championship winner Holly Hunter, academy award winning actress Grady Jarrett, defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons Jasmiyah Kaneesha Whitehead and Tasmiyah Kaneesha Whitehead are identical twin sisters who were students of Rockdale County High School at the time of the murder of Nikki Whitehead on January 13, 2010.

On May 21, 2010 Tasmiyah and Jasmiyah were arrested for matricide. Rockdale County High School Rockdale County Public Schools Rockdale Magnet School Rockdale Magnet Math Team


The pueo is a subspecies of the short-eared owl and is endemic to Hawaii. The pueo is one of the more famous of the various physical forms assumed by ʻaumākua in Hawaiian culture. Pueo inhabit forests and grasslands throughout the islands of Hawaiʻi, although their numbers seem to be declining in the last two decades, on the island of Oʻahu, upon which they were at one time numerous. Pueo is listed by the state of Hawaiʻi as an endangered species on the island of Oʻahu; this taxon was first named by Andrew Bloxam. He saw it, although did not collect a specimen, while in the Hawaiian Islands in 1825 as the naturalist on board HMS Blonde, it is now considered to be a subspecies of the short-eared owl, Asio flammeus, although Storrs Olson does not consider it to be distinct from Asio flammeus flammeus. Pueo nest on the ground, which makes their eggs and young susceptible to predation by the introduced small Asian mongoose and other predators. Pueo are affected by light pollution, they are killed in vehicular accidents in which they dive toward the headlights of cars in an attempt to hunt.

Many such collisions have been reported on Interstate H-3 and other newly built roadways in areas which once held high populations of pueo. Pueo appear to be somewhat resistant to the avian malaria that has devastated many other endemic bird populations in Hawaii; the cause of sick owl syndrome is unknown. However, it has been hypothesized that the cause may be an infectious agent, seizure-like confusion due to light pollution, or a variety of other causes. More information with sounds produced by the pueo Article on the pueo by Veronica S. Schweitzer

Herbert Eustis Winlock

Herbert Eustis Winlock was an American Egyptologist employed with the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his entire Egyptological career. Central to the great era of American museum-sponsored Egyptian excavations, Winlock's work contributed to Egyptology's development, in particular, his reconstruction of the royal lineage of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. Much of the Met's collection of Egyptian artefacts comes from his archaeological expeditions his excavations at Thebes, where he worked for many years on the excavations at the funerary temple of Hatshepshut, his father, William Crawford Winlock, was an assistant secretary at the Smithsonian Institution. Winlock graduated from Harvard before becoming the youngest member of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s expedition to the royal necropolis at El-Lisht 25 miles south of Cairo in 1906, he was transferred to the Kharga Oasis 100 miles west of Luxor, where he helped restore a temple of the god Amun. In 1911 Winlock began excavating the mortuary complex of the 11th Dynasty pharaoh Mentuhotep II at Deir el-Bahri in the Valley of the Kings, where he discovered the bodies of 60 soldiers slain in battle and buried in linen shrouds decorated with the cartouche of Pharaoh Mentuhotep II.

On March 17, 1920, Winlock discovered the tomb of Mentuhotep II's prime minister Meketre, in which he found many wooden tomb models. Winlock’s work at Deir el-Bahri concluded his career in the field. S. he was named the director of the Metropolitan Museum. As his eulogist remarked following his death in 1950, Winlock had the rare ability to “‘retroject himself" into a past civilisation and make some of it come alive again for his contemporaries." Winlock was instrumental in the design of the Metropolitan Museum's spectacular Dig House, close to the Valley of the Kings, where he spent the winters, accompanied by his wife, the artist Helen Chandler Winlock, his young daughters Frances and Barbara. Most known as'the American House' it was the headquarters for Winlock and his distinguished team of archaeologists, several of whom were seconded to work on the tomb of Tutankhamun once it was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Winlock was involved in that discovery and, as a close friend of Carter's, became caught up in the deception and political controversy that built up once the tomb had been opened.

In the wake of the Depression, funds for excavating in Egypt began to dry up, the annual digs at Thebes ceased. Winlock returned to the Metropolitan, he served as director of the Met from 1932 until his retirement in 1939 and remained director emeritus until his death. During that period, his interest in Tutankhamun and the burgeoning myths that had attached themselves to it remained strong, he discredited the claims that a'curse' attached itself to all those who visited the tomb or who were involved in the work on it—and continued to do so when the tragedy was visited upon his own family. His book Tutankhamun's Funeral, published in 1941 after his retirement, looks back at the extraordinary events in the Valley of the Kings in 1908 which he witnessed. An extraordinary work—Winlock was as brilliant a writer as he was an archaeologist -- Tutankhamun's Funeral evokes the era of great discoveries in Egypt, is infused with a haunting melancholy; the Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht. 1916. Bas-reliefs from the Temple of Rameses I at Abydos.

1921. Excavations at Deir el Bahari, 1911-1931. 1942. The Slain Soldiers of Neb-hepet-Re' Mentu-hotep. 1945. The Rise and Fall of the Middle Kingdom at Thebes. 1947. Models of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt from the Tomb of Meket-Re at Thebes. 1955. Biography of Winlock The Metropolitan dig house at Luxor Metropolitan Museum Digital Collections, H. E. Winlock


Japhetite in Abrahamic religions is an obsolete historical Biblical terminology for race coined in 18th century ethnology and linguistics for the peoples descended from Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah in the Bible. The other two sons of Noah and Ham, are the eponymous ancestors of the Semites and the Hamites, respectively. In medieval ethnography, the world was believed to have been divided into three large-scale racial groupings, corresponding to the three classical continents: the Semitic peoples of Asia, the Hamitic peoples of Africa and the Japhetic peoples of Europe; the term has been used in modern times as a designation in physical anthropology and comparative linguistics. In anthropology, it was used in a racial sense for "white people". In linguistics it was used as a term for the Indo-European languages; these uses are now obsolete. In a linguistic sense, only the Semitic peoples form a well-defined family; the Indo-European group is no longer known as "Japhetite", the Hamitic group is now recognized as paraphyletic within the Afro-Asiatic family.

Among Muslim historians, Japheth is regarded as the ancestor of the Gog and Magog tribes, and, at times, of the Turks and Slavs. It is written in Genesis: "The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras. and the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, Togarmah. And the sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish and Dodanim. By these were the Isles of the Gentile divided in their lands everyone after his tongue, after their families, in their nations." In the Bible, Japheth is ascribed seven sons and seven named grandsons: Gomer Ashkenaz Riphath Togarmah Magog Madai Javan Elishah Tarshish Kittim Dodanim Tubal Meshech TirasThe intended ethnic identity of these "descendants of Japheth" is not certain. VI.122 that: Japhet, the son of Noah, had seven sons: they inhabited so, beginning at the mountains Taurus and Amanus, they proceeded along Asia, as far as the river Tanais, along Europe to Cadiz. Josephus detailed the nations supposed to have descended from the seven sons of Japheth. An ancient obscure text known as Pseudo-Philo and thought to have been written ca. 70 AD, contains an expanded genealogy, garbled from that of Genesis, different from the much one found in Jasher: Sons of Japheth: "Gomer and Madai, Tubal, Cenez and Thogorma, Dessin, Tudant."

Sons of Gomer: Thelez, Deberlet. Sons of Magog: Cesse, Pharuta, Phimei, Samanach. Sons of Duden: Sallus, Phelucta Phallita. Sons of Tubal: Phanatonova, Eteva. Sons of Tyras: Maac, Ballana, Elaz. Sons of Mellech: Amboradat, Bosara. Sons of Ascenez: Jubal, Anac. Sons of Heri: Phuddet, Dephadzeat, Enoc. Sons of Togorma: Abiud, Asapli, Zepthir. Sons of Elisa: Etzaac, Mastisa, Rira. Sons of Zepti: Macziel, Aela, Phinon. Sons of Tessis: Meccul, Zelataban. Sons of Duodennin: Itheb, Phenech; some of the nations that various writers have attempted to described as Japhetites are listed below: Gomer: Scythians, Cimmerians Phrygians, Bulgars, Welsh, Germanic People, Celts Magog: Scythians, Swedes, Finns, Slavs, Irish, Armenians Madai: Mitanni, Medes, more Persians or their relatives Javan: Ionians, Ancient Grecians Tubal: Tabali, Irish, Illyrians, Iberians, Basques Meshech: East Slavs, Moschoi, Georgians, Illyrians, Irish Tiras: Thracians, RomaniansIrish and Armeniano-Caucas have many different origins. Italy was populated by many peoples.

The "Book of Jasher", a midrash first printed in 1625, ostensibly based on an earlier edition of 1552, provides some new names for Japheth's grandchildren. Gomer Magog Madai Javan Tubal Meshech Tiras The term Caucasian as a racial label for Europeans derives in part from the assumption that the tribe of Japheth developed its distinctive racial characteristics in the Caucasus area, having migrated there from Mount Ararat before populating Europe. In the same vein, Georgian nationalist histories associated Japheth's sons with certain ancient tribes of the Caucasus area, called Tubals and Meshechs, who they claimed represented ancient pre-Indo-European and non-Semitic