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Physik

Physik is a fantasy novel by Angie Sage. It is the third book in the seven-book Septimus Heap series. The story focuses primarily on the 500-year-old spirit of Queen Etheldredda, who attempts to use Septimus Heap to attain immortality.

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Littlefoot

Littlefoot is a fictional character from the The Land Before Time animated film series.

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Whitaker

Whitaker is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is on the Monongahela River 3 miles upriver from Pittsburgh. The population was 1,271 at the 2010 census. The borough is named for James Whitaker, who was deeded the land in 1788. Whitaker was incorporated January 4, 1904, from part of the former Mifflin Township.

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Animal Liberation

Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals is a 1975 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer. It is widely considered within the animal liberation movement to be the founding philosophical statement of its ideas. Singer himself rejected the use of the theoretical framework of rights when it comes to human and nonhuman animals. Following Jeremy Bentham, Singer argued that the interests of animals should be considered because of their ability to experience suffering and that the idea of rights was not necessary in order to consider them. His ethical ideas fall under the umbrella of biocentrism. He popularized the term "speciesism" in the book, which had been coined by Richard D. Ryder to describe the exploitative treatment of animals.

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Wahu

Wahu Kagwi performing under the name Wahu, is a musician from Kenya.

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Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul is an music group from Brooklyn, New York, USA, comprising singer and drummer John-Christian Urich, bass player Jordan Scannella and keyboard player Ethan White.

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Excideuil

Excideuil is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine, southwestern France.

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Laayoune

Laayoune is the largest city in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The modern city is thought to have been founded by the Spanish colonizer Antonio de Oro in 1938. In 1940, Spain designated it as the capital of the Spanish Sahara. Laâyoune is the capital of the Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra region under Moroccan administration. The town is divided in two by the dry river of Saguia el Hamra. On the south side is the old lower town, constructed by Spanish colonists. A cathedral from that era is still active; its priests serve this city and Dakhla further south. Since 1976 the city has been occupied and administered by Morocco, which claims Western Sahara as a part of its territory. The Polisario Front, supported in part by Algeria, has been working for Western Sahara sovereignty as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and it considers the city its occupied capital.

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Assa Abloy

The Assa Abloy Group is a Swedish lock manufacturer, and is the world's largest lock manufacturer by sales volume. Assa Abloy was formed in 1994 when ASSA AB was detached from Swedish security firm Securitas AB. Shortly thereafter, the Finnish high-security lock manufacturer Abloy Oy was acquired. The company was introduced to the Stockholm stock exchange later the same year. Assa Abloy has since made over 150 acquisitions. A few of these are Yale lock, Sargent and the high-security lock firms of Medeco in the U.S., Mul-T-Lock in Israel, Fichet-Bauche in France, and VingCard Elsafe International in Norway. Its two largest shareholders are Latour and Melker Schörling AB.

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Sasuke

Sasuke is a Japanese sports entertainment television special in which 100 competitors attempt to complete a four-stage obstacle course. An edited version, named Ninja Warrior, is screened in at least 18 other countries. To date, Sasuke content has been aired in 157 countries. Shot on location at Midoriyama studio in Yokohama, it airs on TBS between Japanese television drama seasons. Each 3-hour special covers an entire competition; there are normally 100 participants. There have been 30 specials produced, approximately one new special per season. The show is produced by TBS and is one of the spin-offs of Muscle Ranking, another sports entertainment competition, which airs on G4 under the name Unbeatable Banzuke. Until the 10th competition, Sasuke was broadcast as a special part of Muscle Ranking, but it became an independent program when Muscle Ranking was discontinued. The first competition was held indoors, marking the only time Sasuke did not take place outside. Competitions generally start in the daytime and continue until completed regardless of weather or darkness.

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Sound art

Sound art is an artistic discipline in which sound is utilised as a medium. Like many genres of contemporary art, sound art is interdisciplinary in nature, or takes on hybrid forms. Sound art can engage with subjects such as acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, noise music, audio media, found or environmental sound, explorations of the human body, sculpture, film or video and an ever-expanding set of subjects that are part of the current discourse of contemporary art. In Western art early examples include Luigi Russolo's Intonarumori or noise intoners, and subsequent experiments by Dadaists, Surrealists, the Situationist International, and in Fluxus happenings. Because of the diversity of sound art, there is often debate about whether sound art falls within the domain of either the visual art or experimental music categories, or both. Other artistic lineages from which sound art emerges are conceptual art, minimalism, site-specific art, sound poetry, spoken word, avant-garde poetry, and experimental theatre.

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Afrodisiac

Afrodisiac is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Brandy, released on June 28, 2004 by Atlantic Records. The album was recorded primarily in Los Angeles between spring 2003 and early 2004, following several major changes in Brandy's personal and professional life. After giving birth to her daughter and the demise of her relationship with the father, Brandy's team was given an overhaul, including changes in production, management, and A&R. The album marked a departure from her previous work, with Brandy collaborating with producer Timbaland and songwriter Candice Nelson, on the majority of the album's composition. With many of their new relationships being the result of broken ones, Brandy and Timbaland were inspired to experiment with a number of sounds and influences to create a unique, individualized sound that was distinct from other R&B music. The result was an organic, mellow contemporary R&B album that experimented with the New York-based illbient style, which infuses eccentric hip-hop breakbeats, ambient soundscapes, and the unorthodox sampling of indie rock and various film scores.

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Inland marine insurance

Inland marine insurance in the United States indemnifies loss to movable or specialized types property, historically developing as an outgrowth of ocean marine insurance. This category of insurance includes property coverage for construction equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, fine arts, solar panels and wind turbines, cameras and movie equipment, musical instruments, and a wide variety of other types of property. The inland marine insurance definition has evolved over time to cover a wide range of property and materials: Property in transit Property in the custody of a bailee Property deemed to be an instrumentality of transportation or communication, such as bridges and radio towers Mobile medical equipment Contractors equipment Traditionally, marine insurers such as the underwriters at Lloyds of London covered cargo in the course of international commercial voyages by sea, providing coverage on an "all risk" basis: physical loss or damage from any cause was covered unless the policy specifically excluded that clause. Subsequently, a marketplace for fire insurance for buildings on land arose, especially after the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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Sasia

Sasia is a genus of birds in the Picidae family. It contains the following species: African piculet Rufous piculet White-browed piculet

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5150

5150 is the seventh studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1986 on Warner Bros. Records. It was the first of four albums to be recorded with new lead singer Sammy Hagar, who replaced David Lee Roth. It was named after Eddie Van Halen's home studio, 5150, which is a California law enforcement term for a mentally disturbed person. The 5150 name has been used several times by Van Halen. The album hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing the band's previous album, 1984, which had peaked at number 2 at the same time as Michael Jackson's Thriller album, on which Eddie Van Halen made a guest appearance.

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All That I Am

All That I Am is the nineteenth studio album by Santana and follow-up to the band's 2002 Shaman. It was released on October 31, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. All That I Am follows the format of his previous two studio releases, consisting primarily of collaborations with other artists. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, with 142,309 sales. The first single of the album, "I'm Feeling You", features Michelle Branch and The Wreckers, and received radio airplay in September 2005. The second single from All That I Am, "Just Feel Better", features Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and was released in November 2005. The album was used heavily in the promotion of the iPod nano, and is now certified Gold with sales exceeding 500,000 copies.

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Come to Me

"Come to Me" is a song by American rapper and producer Diddy from his fourth studio album Press Play. It features guest vocals from American singer-songwriter Nicole Scherzinger. The song was written by Sean Combs, Mike Winans, Scherzinger, Jacoby White, Shay Winans, Shannon "Slam" Lawrence, Roger Greene Jr., Richard Frierson, Yakubu Izuagbe with production held by Jai, Younglord and Diddy.

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