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Mettā or maitrī is benevolence, friendliness, amity, friendship, good will, kindness, close mental union, and active interest in others. It is one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism, and the first of the four sublime states. This is love without clinging. The cultivation of benevolence is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism. In the Theravadin Buddhist tradition, this practice begins with the meditator cultivating benevolence towards themselves, then one's loved ones, friends, teachers, strangers, enemies, and finally towards all sentient beings. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this practice is associated with tonglen, whereby one breathes out happiness and breathes in suffering. Tibetan Buddhists also practice contemplation of the Brahmavihāras, also called the four immeasurables, which is sometimes called 'compassion meditation'. "Compassion meditation" is a contemporary scientific field that demonstrates the efficacy of metta and related meditative practices.

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The Colonials is a synchronized ice skating team from West Acton, Massachusetts. The Colonial's junior team received second place at the junior world qualifier in 2007, allowing the team to be a part of the world junior team.

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Zigs is a 2001 English language drama starring Jason Priestley, Peter Dobson and Richard Portnow and directed by Mars Callahan. The film received an R rating by the MPAA. It was also released under the title Double Down.

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Clap Your Hands

Clap Your Hands is the first song released from Downsyde's 2005 album, When The Dust Settles. It was released as a download only in October, 2003. It received airplay on Triple J and was one of the most played Australian songs of 2003 on the station. The song also received airplay on other community based radio stations across Australia.

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Internet radio

Internet radio is an audio service transmitted via the Internet. Broadcasting on the Internet is usually referred to as webcasting since it is not transmitted broadly through wireless means. Internet radio involves streaming media, presenting listeners with a continuous stream of audio that typically cannot be paused or replayed, much like traditional broadcast media; in this respect, it is distinct from on-demand file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming. Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional broadcast radio stations. Many Internet radio services are associated with a corresponding traditional radio station or radio network, although low start-up and ongoing costs have allowed a substantial proliferation of independent Internet-only radio stations.

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Hedley is a Canadian pop-rock group originating in Abbotsford, British Columbia that formed in 2003. They were named after the unincorporated community of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen after members heard that it was for sale for $346,000. Hedley is known for its singles "Never Too Late," "Cha-Ching", "Invincible," "Kiss You Inside Out", and "Wild Life", and for the band members' philanthropic work as ambassadors for the charity Free The Children.

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Seal of Solomon

The Seal of Solomon is the signet ring attributed to King Solomon in medieval Islamic tradition, later also in the Jewish Kabbalah and in Western occultism. It was often depicted in either a pentagram or hexagram shape; the latter also known as Shield of David or Star of David in Jewish tradition. This magic ring variously gave Solomon the power to command demons, genies, or to speak with animals. Due to the proverbial wisdom of Solomon, his signet ring, or its supposed design, came to be seen as an amulet or talisman, or magical symbol or character in medieval and Renaissance-era magic, occultism and alchemy. The legend of the Seal of Solomon was developed primarily by medieval Arabic writers, who related that the ring was engraved by the name of God and was given to the king directly from heaven. The ring was made from brass and iron, and the two parts were used to seal written commands to good and evil spirits, respectively. In one tale, a demon, either Asmodeus, or Sakhr, obtained possession of the ring and ruled in Solomon's stead for forty days.

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SmartMatch is a proprietary intelligent search engine that searches résumés and other information about job applicants and matches that information with job descriptions. It was developed at between 2001 and 2003 and was acquired by Unicru in 2004. During development it was referred to by its codename Convex. SmartMatch uses a variety of techniques from artificial intelligence research to produce high-quality search results. Its three major components are: A resume parser that can locate the principal structure of English-language résumés. A domain-specific ontology that allows the extraction of concepts from parsed resumes A set of machine learning tools that automatically extend and enhance the ontology

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Peins is a small village in Franekeradeel in the province Friesland of the Netherlands and has around 270 citizens.

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Linx AB was a railway company which operated inter-Scandinavian passenger trains between 2001 and 2004. Established as a joint venture between the Norwegian State Railways and the Swedish state-owned SJ, Linx operated the routes from Oslo, Norway, to Stockholm, Sweden, and from Oslo via Gothenburg, Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark. Services were provided up to ten times per day. However, slow speeds caused by curvy infrastructure in Norway, combined with competition from low-cost airlines, caused the company to lose money, and eventually grounded operations. The services were taken over by NSB and SJ. Linx. The main rolling stock were eleven X2 electric multiple units, although it used Rc-hauled trains on the Gothenburg–Oslo service. The company was based in Gothenburg.

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According to Māori tradition, Paikea is an ancestor of Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Porou, Māori tribes in the South Island and east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Paikea is the name assumed by Kahutia-te-rangi because he was assisted by humpback whales to survive an attempt on his life by his half-brother Ruatapu.

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Original intent

Original intent is a theory in law concerning constitutional and statutory interpretation. It is frequently – and usually spuriously – used as a synonym for originalism generally; while original intent is indeed one theory in the originalist family, it has some extremely salient differences which has led originalists from more predominant schools of thought such as original meaning to castigate original intent as much as legal realists do.

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Effective action

In quantum field theory, the effective action is a modified expression for the action, which takes into account quantum-mechanical corrections, in the following sense: In classical mechanics, the equations of motion can be derived from the action by the principle of stationary action. This is not the case in quantum mechanics, where the amplitudes of all possible motions are added up in a path integral. However, if the action is replaced by the effective action, the equations of motion for the vacuum expectation values of the fields can be derived from the requirement that the effective action be stationary. For example, a field with a potential, at a low temperature, will not settle in a local minimum of, but in a local minimum of the effective potential which can be read off from the effective action. Furthermore, the effective action can be used instead of the action in the calculation of correlation functions, and then only tree diagrams should be taken into account.

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Secret history

A secret history is a revisionist interpretation of either fictional or real history which is claimed to have been deliberately suppressed, forgotten, or ignored by established scholars. Secret history is also used to describe a type or genre of fiction which portrays a substantially different motivation or backstory from established historical events.

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Stowell is a census-designated place in Chambers County, Texas, United States The population was 1,756 at the 2010 census.

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Iberville is a provincial electoral district in the Montérégie region of the province of Quebec, Canada, and is located south of Montreal. It includes part of the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, as well as Mont Saint-Grégoire, Rougemont, Marieville and Saint-Césaire. It was created for the 1867 election. In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it lost Saint-Pie to Saint-Hyacinthe. It was named after former New France explorer Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville. Note Manitoba also has a provincial electoral district named Iberville; and there is also a federal Iberville electoral district.

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Mashaal is a 1984 Bollywood film. Produced and directed by Yash Chopra, it starred Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri, Nilu Phule, Iftekhar, Saeed Jaffery, Gulshan Grover, Alok Nath, Madan Puri and Amrish Puri. The role played by Anil Kapoor was first offered to Kamal Haasan, but after Kamal Haasan declined the offer, the role went to Anil Kapoor. Vinod Kumar plays a respected, law-abiding citizen who turns to crime for exacting revenge.

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