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Lingnan

Lingnan is a geographic area referring to lands in the south of China's "Five Ranges" which are Tayu, Qitian, Dupang, Mengzhu, Yuecheng. The region covers the modern Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Hainan as well as northern Vietnam.

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Yeongnam

Yeongnam is the name of a region that coincides with the former Gyeongsang Province in what is now South Korea. The region includes the modern-day provinces of North and South Gyeongsang and the self-governing cities of Busan, Daegu, and Ulsan. The regional name is used as the name of Yeungnam University.

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Gyeongsang

Gyeongsang was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongsang was located in the southeast of Korea. The provincial capital was Daegu. The region was the birthplace of Silla, the first unified Korean country in Korean history, and its current boundaries correspond roughly to that kingdom's early boundaries. The region also has a significant role in modern Korean history, since a half of previous South Korean presidents, were born in the Gyeongsang region. Today, the region is divided into 5 administrative divisions: the three independent cities of Busan, Daegu and Ulsan, and the two provinces of Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gyeongsangnam-do. The largest city in the region is Busan, followed by Daegu. Sub-regionally, the region is also divided into Gyeongbuk and Gyeongnam. Gyeongbuk consists of Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do, while Gyeongnam consists of Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongsangnam-do.

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Rayleigh wave

Rayleigh waves are a type of surface acoustic wave that travel on solids. They can be produced in materials in many ways, such as by a localized impact or by piezo-electric transduction, and are frequently used in non-destructive testing for detecting defects. They are part of the seismic waves that are produced on the Earth by earthquakes. When guided in layers they are referred to as Lamb waves, Rayleigh–Lamb waves, or generalized Rayleigh waves.

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Ertuğrul

Ertuğrul was the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. He was the leader of the Kayı clan of the Oghuz Turks. When arriving in Anatolia from Merv with his 400 horsemen to aid the Seljuks of Rum against the Byzantines, Ertuğrul set off the chain of events that would ultimately lead to the founding of the Ottoman Empire. Like his son, Osman, and his future descendants, Ertuğrul is often referred to as a Ghazi, a heroic champion fighter for the cause of Islam.

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Peacemakers

Peacemakers, was an American pacifist organization. The name of the group was taken from a section of the Bible, the Beatitudes or Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” The group was founded following a conference on “More Disciplined and Revolutionary Pacifist Activity” in Chicago in July, 1948 to advocate nonviolent resistance in the service of peace, particularly draft resistance and tax resistance. The group’s members vowed: to refuse to serve in the armed forces in either peace or war; to refuse to make or transport weapons of war; to refuse to be conscripted or to register; to consider to refuse to pay taxes for war purposes — a position already adopted by some; to spread the idea of peacemaking and to develop non-violent methods of opposing war through various forms of non-cooperation and to advocate unilateral disarmament and economic democracy. The group was organized largely by Ernest and Marion Bromley and Juanita and Wally Nelson. Among the organization’s other founders were A.J. Muste, Dwight Macdonald, Ralph T. Templin, Roy Kepler, Cecil Hinshaw, Milton Mayer, Bayard Rustin and Horace Champney. Many members came from the Committee for Nonviolent Revolution, which had been formed two years before.

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Inside the Beltway

"Inside the Beltway" is an American idiom used to characterize matters that are, or seem to be, important primarily to officials of the U.S. federal government, to its contractors and lobbyists, and to the corporate media who cover them—as opposed to the interests and priorities of the general U.S. population. The Beltway refers to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, a circumferential highway that has encircled Washington, D.C. since 1964. Some speakers of American English now employ the word as a metonym for federal government insiders. Geographically, Inside the Beltway describes Washington, D.C. and those sections of Maryland and Virginia that lie within the perimeter of the Capital Beltway.

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Nura, Kyrgyzstan

Nura was a village in the Osh Province of Kyrgyzstan, at the point where the A371 road from China turns northwest to go over the pass into the Alay Valley. It is at the mouth of a valley that goes south into some glaciated mountains on the Chinese border. The town and border crossing of Irkeshtam is 4 miles to the northeast, and Ikazak is 8 miles to the north. An earthquake on October 6, 2008 hit the village, resulting in at least 75 deaths and leveling about 100 buildings. Along with Nura, which was destroyed in the quake, Kura, located near the epicenter, was also leveled.

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The Flag

The Flag is a 1986 Rick James album. It was his last album on the Gordy Records imprint of Motown Records.

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Khobar

Al Khobar is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is one of the largest cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with a population of 941,358 as of 2012. Al Khobar is a part of the Dammam metropolitan area along with Dammam and Dhahran, which together forms part as the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Saudi Arabia having an estimated combined population of over 4,100,000 as of 2012. Greater Dammam also includes many other smaller cities such as: Al Qatif, Safwa, and Ras Tanura which form an overall population of 5,212,000 as of 2012. All three urban centers are served by the King Fahd International Airport which is the largest airport in the world. The distance to the airport terminal from Khobar is about 50 km. Together, Al Khobar, Dhahran and Dammam are often known as "The Triplet Cities" by many natives and locals. Since, Dammam, Dhahran and Al Khobar are less than 15 kilometers away from each other they essentially form one mega city, the fifth largest in the kingdom and sixth in the Gulf Cooperation Council referred to the GCC, or "Al-Khalej/Gulf" by many GCC citizens.

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Majid

Majid is a Danish rapper of Moroccan-Berber origin. Residing in Avedøre near Copenhagen, Denmark he was a contributor to Danish act Outlandish, which also hails from Brøndby Strand. Majid contributed to their tours and performed as a special guest in the warm-up for their acts. In addition to his contributions to Outlandish, he released a solo album Life Knowledge Poetry in 2004.

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Phelan

Phelan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in San Bernardino County, California, in the Victor Valley of the Mojave Desert, north of the San Gabriel Mountains. The population was 14,304 in the 2010 census.

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Marquise de Merteuil

Marquise de Merteuil is a fictional character from the book Les Liaisons dangereuses.

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Sproing

Sproing Interactive Media, is an Austrian video game developer. It was founded in 2001 by Harald Riegler and Gerhard Seiler. Riegler and Seiler have owned and managed the company up to the present. The company has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Sproing has published over 50 titles of varying scope. The company produces games for different platforms such as Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS, PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. Panzer Tactics DS was awarded the Deutscher Entwicklerpreis in the category Best German console-game. For autumn 2012, a third game of the show Schlag den Raab was announced, as both predecessors sold over 250,000 copies between them on various platforms. The company is a member of the G.A.M.E. Bundesverband der Computerspielindustrie.

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Meena

Meena Durairaj, mononymously known as Meena, is an Indian actress who has starred as a lead heroine in the South Indian film industry. Meena debuted as a child artist in Tamil films and has later starred in films produced by various regional industries. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and several Hindi films. She is among the few actors who have been successful in all the South Indian languages. She is one of the most established actresses in the South Indian film industry. In addition to acting, Meena is a model, singer, dancer, TV host and occasional dubbing artiste.

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Kuito

Kuito is a city located in central Angola. It is the administrative capital of Bié Province. Under Portuguese rule until 1975, it was called Silva Porto. Kuito was under siege in 1993/94 and again in 1998/99 by the rebel forces from UNITA. Many buildings in Kuito are still heavily damaged as a result of these sieges.

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Humanos

Humanos is the name of a musical band from Portugal formed in 2004. The idea behind it was to bring to light some unreleased songs by an iconic Portuguese artist, a singer-songwriter from the 1980s, António Variações. David Fonseca, Manuela Azevedo, Camané, Sérgio Nascimento, Hélder Gonçalves, Nuno Rafael and João Cardoso are the seven members of a group responsible for what became an unmatched success at that point in the Portuguese music scene. The homonymous album Humanos scored quintuple platinum status, staying for weeks in #1. "Muda de Vida", "Maria Albertina" and "Rugas" are just some of the group hits. All this culminated in three sold out concerts, two of them in Coliseu dos Recreios and the other in Porto. There was also another memorable performance, in front of a crowd of 40,000 people, at the Festival do Sudoeste Portuguese summer music festival, in 2005. Humanos however was a short-lived project, as there were few unreleased António Variações’ songs. Thus, the release, in November 2006, of a CD and a DVD recorded at the Coliseu concerts, marked the end of the Humanos project.

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