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Mopti

taught Bocoum to sing and to write songs until his death on 23 March 1983. Bocoum's first solo performance came in 1968 at a musical competition in Mopti. He was well received by the public. In 1972 he performed in front of 3000 people at Mali's second Biennale (wikt:biennale) in Bamako, which was held every two years from 1970 to 1990, when Musa Traore was overthrown. The Bambara people were dominant in Malian affairs at that time and because of his Sonrai ethnicity, Bocoum was only awarded second prize. There are foreign Islamic preachers that operate in the north of the country, while mosques associated with Dawa (an Islamist group) are located in Kidal, Mopti, and Bamako. The organization Dawa has gained adherents among the Bellah, who were once the slaves of the Tuareg nobles, and also among unemployed youth. The interest these groups have in Dawa is based on a desire to dissociate themselves from their former masters, and to find a source of income for the youth. The Dawa sect has a strong influence in Kidal, while the Wahabi movement has been reported to been steadily growing in Timbuktu. The country's traditional approach to Islam is relatively moderate, as reflected in the ancient manuscripts from the former University of Timbuktu. Location Ségou is situated 240 km from Bamako, on the Niger River and has a surface area of 64 947 km². The region has frontiers with Burkina Faso at the south-east, Mauritania at the north, Mopti, Mali at the east, Koulikoro, Mali at the west and Sikasso, Mali at the south. Caractéristiques physiques, Retrieved May 29, 2007 '''Hombori''' is a town in Mali, lying between Mopti and Gao on the slopes of the Hombori Tondo mesa. It is in the traditional region of Gourma, and the current ''région administrative de Mopti'' (Mopti Region), Cercle (Cercle (Mali)) of Douentza. Koulikoro is the terminus of the Dakar-Niger railway. It is also an important port on the Niger River which makes it possible to serve the towns of Ségou, Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao. The area is served by the airport of Bamako-sénou. Other languages include Senufo (Senufo language) in the Sikasso region (south), Fulfulde (Fula language) (''Peul'' in French) as a widespread trade language in the Mopti region and beyond, the Songhay languages along the Niger, Tamasheq (Tuareg languages) in the eastern part of Mali's Sahara and Arabic (Arabic language) in its western part. Jihad and fall At the Battle of Noukouma in 1818, Bambara forces met and were defeated by Fula Muslim fighters rallied by the jihad of Cheikou Amadu (or Seku Amadu) of Massina. The Bambara Empire survived but was irreversibly weakened. Seku Amadu's forces decisively defeated the Bambara, taking Djenné and much of the territory around Mopti and forming into a Massina Empire. Timbuktu would fall as well in 1845. Location and description The delta consists of the middle course of the Niger River, between the bifurcated Niger (River Niger) and its tributary, the Bani (Bani River), which from here run north towards the desert. The Niger is the longest river in West Africa. Towns such as the river-port of Mopti, Sévaré and Djenné, with its mud-brick Great Mosque (Great Mosque of Djenné) lie in the 400 km-long region. Bandiagara is east south east of Mopti, some 63 km east of the Sévaré crossroads. It is home to several distinct, cohabiting ethnic groups, the Fulas (Fula people), Dogons (Dogon people), Bambaras (Bambara people), Malinké (Mandinka people). Administratively it is part of the Mopti Region. Koulikoro is very industrialized and is the terminus of the Dakar-Niger Railway. Between August and November, at the end of the rainy season, the Niger River can be used to transport goods to Ségou, Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao. thumb right A camel train traveling from Agadez to Bilma (Niger), 1985. (Image:Bilma-Salzkarawane1.jpg) thumb right Salt at the market in Mopti (Image:Salt selling Mopti Mali.jpg). After the Azalai reaches Timbuktu, it is taken by boat down to Mopti and from there into Bamako and the rest of Mali. The Salt is for medicinal purposes, home remedies, industrial usage, and for farm animals (depending on the type). It is sold here in slabs (right), broken and weighed (top right), and packaged into smaller amounts for other uses (left). The '''Azalai''' (var. '''Azalay''') is a semi annual salt caravan (Camel train) route practiced by Tuareg (Taureg people) traders in the Sahara desert, or the act of traveling with a caravan along that route. In Djenne Palin talks to a local man whose nickname is Pigmy and experiences the Muslim Tabaski ritual of slaughtering a sheep, first at the huge mosque and later at Pigmy's house. At the town of Mopti Palin tries to get ferry passage up the Niger River, but the low water level makes this impossible. Taking a smaller and very primitive boat instead, Palin meets Kristin, a Norwegian Christian missionary who has lived in Mali for six years, and they talk about female genital cutting and Kristin's attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity. Then the boat runs aground, and it is unsure if and when Palin will arrive in Timbuktu. '''Air Mali''', formerly '''Compagnie Aérienne du Mali''' (abbreviated as '''CAM'''), is an airline headquartered in the ''Immueble Tomota'' in Bamako, Mali, "Contact-us." Air Mali. Retrieved on 19 October 2009. "Bamako Responsable SIDIBE Hamadou Adresse Immeuble TOMOTA – Avenue Cheick Zayed - Bamako MALI" that was formed by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) through its subsidiary IPS, West Africa and the government of Mali in April 2005. Its inaugural flight was made on 7 June 2005 from Bamako to Mopti to Gao and back with a Dash 8. The initial aim is to focus on Mali's internal network. Variants and modern production Around Mopti and Djenné, a simpler method is used by artists considered to be of inferior skill. The cloth is dyed yellow in ''wolo'' solution, made from the leaves of ''Terminalia avicennoides'', and then painted over with black designs. The yellow is either removed, producing a stark black and white design, or painted a deep orange with a solution from the bark of ''M'Peku'' (''Lannea velutina''). Hainyaho, spoken by the Hain (sg. Xan), is the most western dialect, spoken in two spots along the Niger. It is most closely related to Tigemaxo, its eastern neighbour which is spoken around Diafarabe. The central and most widely spoken Bozo language is Sorogama, which actually consists of four dialects, Pondori (south of Mopti), Kotya, Korondugu (north of Mopti) and Debo (around Lake Debo). Tièma Cièwè is the northeastern most of the Bozo cluster, spoken in the vicinity of Lake Debo. Hainyaho, spoken by the Hain (sg. Xan), is the most western dialect, spoken in two spots along the Niger. It is most closely related to Tigemaxo, its eastern neighbour which is spoken around Diafarabe. The central and most widely spoken Bozo language is Sorogama, which actually consists of four dialects, Pondori (south of Mopti), Kotya, Korondugu (north of Mopti) and Debo (around Lake Debo). Tièma Cièwè is the northeastern most of the Bozo cluster, spoken in the vicinity of Lake Debo. * Rwanda: The first novel on the Tutsi genocide (Rwandan Genocide) written by a Rwandan, ''Le Feu sous la soutane'' ("The Fire Under The Cassock", Editions L'Esprit Frappeur), by Benjamin Sehene, was published on 1 June 2005. * Mali: the fifth edition of the ''Etonnants Voyageurs'' festival ("Astonishing travellers"), led by Moussa Konaté and Michel Le Bris took place from 7 to 13 February 2005 in Mali, in the capital Bamako and several other cities of the country (Gao, Kidal, Koulikoro, Ségou, Timbuktu, Kayes, Kita (Kita, Mali), Sikasso, Mopti). Part of the manifestation are literary workshops, literary cafés (Coffeehouse (event)) and meetings on various topics: "Culture and commerce: defending cultural diversity" or "Literature and development: new perspectives". Several writers are invited: Kangni Alem (Togo), Florent Koua-Zotti (Benin), Abdourahman Waberi (Djibouti), Abdelkader Djemai (Algeria), Alpha Mandé Diarra (Mali) and Abdoulaye Ascofaré (Mali). In parallel, the second edition of ''Etonnants Scénarios'' ("Astonishing scenarios") was held in Bamako, welcoming professionals of the African cinema. * Senegal: The Goethe Institute (Goethe-Institut) of Senegal organized on 9 and 10 April a colloquium on the oeuvre of the Senegalese writer Aminata Sow Fall, entitled ''Une femme de lettres africaine de dimension internationale'' ("An African female writer of international importance"). The Malian Solidarity Bank has branch offices in Bamako, Kidal, Mopti, and Sikasso. The highest frequency route is on the Bamako-Dakar sector with 29 weekly non-stop connections. Domestic flights also serve Mali's regional capitals Kayes, Mopti, Timbuktu, Sikasso, Gao, and Kidal. Extent Lake Débo, at its greatest extent, lies around 80 km from Mopti on its upstream end and 240 km from Timbuktu at its downstream end. It is the largest of many such seasonal wetlands and lakes which form the Inner Niger Delta, and the largest lake in Mali. It is largely reduced during the September to March dry season. Usage WikiPedia:Mopti Commons:Category:Mopti


Kermanshah

in British Palestine (British Mandate of Palestine); five years later he was back in charge of the military of southern Persia, by 1953 he was prime minister (List of Prime Ministers of Iran).) In 1934, she was married to a cousin of her father and moved to the city of Kermanshah. But the marriage only lasted for ten weeks and she returned to Tehran. Historical texts prove that prior to the arrival of Islam in Persia (Islamic conquest of Persia), Zoroastrians knew choral and solo

performance songs. The majority of these songs are no longer performed, although Zoroastrian religious songs still do remain. The wording of these songs are attained from either from the Avesta, or from the Gathas (sayings attributed to Zoroaster). Islamic influence can be seen in the melodies of the Naderi method of prayer recitation and pilgrim's songs. The ancient tambourine music of Kermanshah (in Iran) is similar to some kinds of Zoroastrian music. http: lianrecords.com pgs about_rpm.html History Before 1973, when it was identified as Tall-i Malyan, Reiner, Erica (1973) "The Location of Anšan", ''Revue d'Assyriologie'' 67, pp. 57-62 (cited in Majidzadeh (1976), Hansman (1985)) Anshan had been assumed by scholars to be somewhere in the central Zagros mountain range. e.g. Gordon (1967) p. 72 note 9. Kermanshah; Mallowan (1969) p. 256. Bakhtiari (Bakhtiari people) territory (cited in Mallowan (1985) p. 401, note 1) Prior to the Islamic Revolution in 1979, there were 80,000 Jews in Iran, concentrated in Tehran (60,000), Shiraz (8,000), Kermanshah (4,000), Isfahan (3,000), the cities of Khuzistan, as well as Kashan, Sanandaj, Tabriz, and Hamedan. '''Ali Mohammad Afghani''' ( WikiPedia:Kermanshah Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Iran Localities Kermanshah commons:کرمانشاه


Holyoke, Massachusetts

., June 5, 1996. Career According to ''Playbill'', Holbrook's first solo performance as Twain was at Lock Haven State Teachers College (Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania) in Pennsylvania in 1954. Ed Sullivan saw him and gave Holbrook his first national exposure on his February 12, 1956 show (The Ed Sullivan Show). Holbrook was also a member of the Valley Players (1941–1962), a summer stock theater company based in Holyoke, Massachusetts which performed at Mountain Park


Bamako

) Regional name Africa Cup of Nations Career history In 1968, at the age of thirteen, he joined the group of guitarist Ali Farka Toure and singer Harber Maiga as an apprentice. It was Maiga who taught Bocoum to sing and to write songs until his death on 23 March 1983. Bocoum's first solo performance came in 1968 at a musical competition in Mopti. He was well received by the public. In 1972 he performed in front of 3000 people at Mali's second Biennale (wikt:biennale) in Bamako, which was held every two years from 1970 to 1990, when Musa Traore was overthrown. The Bambara people were dominant in Malian affairs at that time and because of his Sonrai ethnicity, Bocoum was only awarded second prize. Formation and dominance In 1946, the new Fourth Republic constitution allowed African representatives to set in the Paris's National Assembly (National Assembly of France). A number of nationalist parties came together to form the RDA at a congress in Bamako on October 18–21, 1946. The call for the Bamako congress came from the GEC (Communist Study Groups) in Dakar. * Commons:Category:Bamako Wikipedia:Bamako Dmoz:Regional Africa Mali Localities Bamako


Swansea

: www.walesonline.co.uk news wales-news 2006 02 23 bringing-miss-great-britain-into-21st-century-50082-16736069 title Bringing Miss Great Britain into 21st century first Aled last Blake work Western Mail (Western Mail (Wales)) publisher Media Wales date 2006-02-23 accessdate 2009-08-31 Fuller started dance lessons, and gave her first solo performance at the age of 3. '''Ystalyfera''' is a former industrial village in the upper Swansea Valley, on the River Tawe, about


Providence, Rhode Island

in their numbers. Updike was born at Providence, Rhode Island. In 1880 he joined the publishers Houghton, Mifflin & Company (Houghton Mifflin), of Boston as an errand boy. He worked for the firm's Riverside Press and trained as a printer but soon moved to typographic design. He set up on his own in 1893, and renamed his enterprise the Merrymount Press in 1896. That same year, one of his first works with the "Merrymount Press" was "In the Old Days, A Fragment" written by his mother, Elisabeth Bigelow Updike, as reminiscences of her youth. Production * This episode wrongly reports the location of the University of Rhode Island (URI), claiming that it is in Providence (Providence, Rhode Island) when, in fact, it is in Kingston (Kingston, Rhode Island) on the other side of the state. While URI has a satellite campus (the Feinstein Campus) in Providence, URI's sports teams play in Kingston. * Actor Steven Van Zandt wore his own golfing hat for a scene in which Silvio plays a round of golf. right 225px thumb No word floats without an anchoring connection within an overall structure. (File:Typography case be.svg) '''Stanley Eugene Fish (w:Stanley Fish)''' (born 19 April 1938) is an American (w:United States) literary theorist (w:literary theory) and legal scholar. He was born and raised in Providence (w:Providence, Rhode Island). He is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University (w:Florida International University), in Miami (w:Miami), as well as Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (w:University of Illinois at Chicago), and the author of 12 books. US District Court (w:US District Court) Judge Ernest Torres convicted Taricani, a reporter for WJAR-TV News in Providence (w:Providence, Rhode Island), Rhode Island (w:Rhode Island). The video in question showed the city's mayor, Vincent Cianci, taking a $ (w:United States dollar)1000 bribe. The official was subsequently convicted for corruption. During Cianci's trial, the court had ordered the video to be sealed. It was subsequently released to reporter Jim Taricani. Torres opined that the leak had been designed to prevent a fair trial and, as the video was sealed, the person who leaked it had broken the law. Physicist Horatiu Nastase of Brown University (w:Brown University) in Providence, Rhode Island (w:Providence, Rhode Island) says that the calculations show that the fireball has properties similar to that of a black hole. Nastase says this could help explain why so few jets are seen coming out of the fireball. He thinks the particles are being absorbed into the core and reappearing as thermal (Hawking) radiation (w:Hawking radiation), just like theory predicts happens in a black hole. The poor weather conditions prompted the shutdown of LaGuardia (w:LaGuardia International Airport), John F. Kennedy (w:John F. Kennedy International Airport), and Newark International (w:Newark International Airport) Airports. Delta Airlines (w:Delta Airlines) also canceled flights in and out of Washington (w:Washington, D.C.), Philadelphia (w:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Baltimore (w:Baltimore, Maryland), Providence (w:Providence, Rhode Island), and Hartford (w:Hartford, Connecticut). In Massachusetts, heavy snow and blizzard warnings were in effect as visibility had been greatly hindered by the falling snow. There were other reports of near-blizzard conditions in parts of Connecticut, and Rhode Island.


White House

F. Kennedy President Kennedy http: www.jfklibrary.org Historical+Resources Archives Reference+Desk Music+at+the+White+House.htm and a solo performance in 1979 for President Carter (Jimmy Carter). Despite repeated invitations he refused to meet with any member of the administration of US president George W. Bush, on the principle that the struggle for democracy in Iran must be waged from within the country, without foreign governmental support. ref name "

Kennedy asked him "Well, do you know the words?" before his performance. Wilson, Earl (May 16, 1965). "Earl Wilson's New York." ''Aberdeen Daily News,'' Aberdeen, SD *In May 1965, Franchi sang at a White House luncheon at the invitation of First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. *And, at President Ronald Reagan's invitation, Sergio Franchi sang a solo performance at the White House Rose Garden for the State Visit of Portugal on September 15, 1983. Regan Archives at University of Texas Retrieved December 23, 2011 Kirk, Elise Kuhl (1986). ''Music at the White House: A History of the Human Spirit,'' p.354)(University of Illinois Press) ISBN 0-252-01233-X In November 2008, Berntsen published ''Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadership: A Practical Guide''. This book was written to serve as a manual for the incoming president and White House staff and includes highly specific recommendations and policy prescriptions for human intelligence (human intelligence (espionage)) and counterterrorism operations. Even before the ad was shown on television, White House spokesman Steve Schmidt responded to them, describing the claims as "outrageously false, bordering on the slanderous." While Roberts in his ''amicus'' brief for the Government, argued that abortion protestors could not be prosecuted federally for discrimination, he pointed out that the defendants obstruction was illegal under Virginia law. Further, Roberts has argued in a Reagan administration memo that violence such as bombings had no protection under the law: "No matter how lofty or sincerely held the goal, those who resort to violence to achieve it are criminals," he wrote. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


Cyprus

played, and in the southeastern regions of Turkey the Halay (Turkish folklore dances) is the customary form of local wedding music and dance. Greeks from Thrace and Cyprus that have adopted çiftetelli music sometimes use it synonymously to mean oriental dance (belly dancing), which indicates a misunderstanding of its roots. Çiftetelli is a folk dance, differing from a solo performance dance of a hired entertainer. *Henry Kissinger stepped down as the chairman of a panel investigating the September 11 attacks (September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack), citing conflict of interest with his clients. The choice of Kissinger by President (President of the United States) George W. Bush. *The European Union invited Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta to join. Expansion is scheduled for May 2004. thumb left ''Tregor and Tregoff, Cornwall'', 1947, Tate Gallery (File:Bomberg, Tregor and Tregoff, Cornwall.jpg). From there followed Bomberg's great period of painting and drawing in landscape, in Spain at Toledo (Toledo, Spain) (1928), Ronda (1934–35 and 1954–57) and Asturias (1935), in Cyprus (1948) and intermittently in Britain, perhaps most powerfully in Cornwall. A six-month stay at Odessa in the Soviet Union in the second half of 1933, following Hitler's (Adolf Hitler) seizure of power in Germany, led Bomberg on his return to London to immediate resignation from the Communist Party. During World War II, he painted ''Evening in the City of London'' (1944), showing the blitzed city viewed rising up to a triumphant, surviving St Paul's (St Paul's Cathedral) on the horizon, since described as the "most moving of all paintings of wartime Britain" (Martin Harrison); a series of flower paintings saturated with turbulent feeling; and his single commission as a war artist, a series of "Bomb Store" paintings (1942) expressing Bomberg's expanded first-hand sense of the destructive powers of modern technology in warfare. These "Bomb Store" paintings convey a premonitory sense of the massive explosion that destroyed the underground store two years later, killing 68 people, and bear comparison with Piranesi's ''Carceri'' etchings. The native fauna of Crete included pygmy hippo (Cretan Dwarf Hippopotamus), pygmy elephant (Dwarf elephant), dwarf deer (''Praemegaceros cretensis''), giant rodents and insectivores as well as badger, beech marten and a kind of terrestrial otter. Large carnivores were lacking. Most of these animals died out at the end of the last ice-age. Humans played a part in this extinction, which occurred on other medium to large Mediterranean islands as well, for example on Cyprus, Sicily and Majorca. Crete's religious symbols included the dove, lily and double-headed ax. Proton exports cars to the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia and the company is aggressively marketing its cars in several other countries including the Middle East. Additionally, Proton has also been exporting a small volume of cars to Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Cyprus and Mauritius. 14,706 Proton cars were exported in 2006 WikiPedia:Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle East Cyprus Commons:Category:Cyprus


North Korea

the Posung-Myon area destroying three tunnels and two railway bridges without losing one man. James A. Field, ''History of United States Naval Operations, Korea''. (Wash, DC: General Public Office (GPO), 1962); pgs. 76 and 146. Plot A renowned North Korean pianist (Tony Lee (Tony Lee (actor))) is greeted at the White House for a solo performance, but the formalities change when the musician slips a message to the President stating that he wants to defect. Despite C. J.'s passionate argument, others counsel Bartlet that granting the defection would endanger crucial ongoing negotiations with the nation. Also, members of the staff work hard to get the President's new choice for Vice President, Colorado Congressman Robert Russell (Bob Russell (The West Wing)), unanimously approved by both houses of Congress — but there's one holdout whose "nay" vote could embarrass everyone. The episode is named for the Korean cultural concept of lament, "Han (Han (cultural))", of which Bartlet tells C. J. "There is no literal English translation. It's a state of mind. Of soul, really. A sadness. A sadness so deep no tears will come. And yet still there's hope." A US E-2 Hawkeye AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft goes down over North Korea, and five crew members are lost in enemy territory. President Bartlet, faced with the choice between negotiations with the North Korean government and attempting a rescue operation, chooses the latter. The operation is successful in retrieving the crewmembers, but one of the SEALs (United States Navy SEALs) dies due to complications from the jump-in. The event brings back memories for Leo about his own time serving in the Vietnam War, when his life was saved by his good friend Kenneth Sean "Ken" O'Neal (DeMunn). Ken, now a successful defense contractor for a company Leo also used to work for, is currently having difficulties with the Senate (United States Senate) over a helicopter project. Leo, in Chicago to present Ken with a humanitarian award, says he will look into it. Confronting Senator Hunt (Hall) about the issue, the senator suggests there might be cause for an investigation. Infuriated, Leo says that if there is an investigation he will testify himself. WrittenBy Larry Gelbart ShortSummary Hawkeye and Trapper discover that an injured North Korean in the 4077th care has a rare blood type and requires a transfusion. Since Frank has the same blood type, they furtively steal some of Frank's blood in the night. However, when the patient develops hepatitis, they suspect Frank is the carrier. *This marks the final appearance of Spearchucker Jones. WrittenBy John D. Hess ShortSummary As Radar and the surgeons are riding back from a medical meeting they get lost and the bus breaks down. They are eventually saved by a surrendering North Korean soldier (Soon-Teck Oh). *Hot Lips and Klinger do not appear in this episode ISIS and Myanmar In a January 28, 2010 report, ISIS found: "There remain sound reasons to suspect that the military regime in Burma might be pursuing a long-term strategy to make nuclear weapons. Despite the public reports to the contrary, the military junta does not appear to be close to establishing a significant nuclear capability. Information suggesting the construction of major nuclear facilities appears unreliable or inconclusive." Commons:Category:North Korea WikiPedia:North Korea Dmoz:Regional Asia North Korea


Cambodia

Chinatowns in Asia are widespread with a large concentration of overseas Chinese in East Asia and Southeast Asia and ethnic Chinese whose ancestors came from southern China – particularly the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, and Hainan – and settled in countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam centuries ago—starting as early as the Tang Dynasty, but mostly notably in the 17th through the 19th centuries


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