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Forensic entomology

Forensic entomology is the application and study of insect and other arthropod biology to criminal matters. It also involves the application of the study of arthropods, including insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans to criminal or legal cases. It is primarily associated with death investigations; however, it may also be used to detect drugs and poisons, determine the location of an incident, and find the presence and time of the infliction of wounds. Forensic entomology can be divided into three subfields: urban, stored-product and medico-legal/medico-criminal entomology.

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Supersedeas bond

A supersedeas bond, also known as a defendant's appeal bond, is a type of surety bond that a court requires from an appellant who wants to delay payment of a judgment until the appeal is over. An appellant's bond to stay execution on a judgment during the pendency of the appeal. Fed. R. Civ. P. 62; Fed. R. App. P. 8. -- Often shortened to supersedeas. This is a feature of common law, and in particular the American legal system. In most European countries an appeal leads to an automatic stay of execution, unless the judge expressly ordered immediate execution.

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Pumbaa

Pumbaa is a fictional character from the 1994 film The Lion King.

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Grude

Grude is a town and municipality in western Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Cadaval

Cadaval is a municipality in Lisbon District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 14,228, in an area of 174.89 km². The present Mayor is Aristides Lourenço Sécio, elected by the Social Democratic Party.

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Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, played by Robert Knepper, is a fictional character from the American television series Prison Break. He is part of the main group of characters in the series and is part of the Fox River Eight. After guest-starring in the series' second episode, "Allen", the actor became one of the regular cast members. The character was introduced into the series as a fellow prisoner of the protagonist, Michael Scofield, at Fox River State Penitentiary. As the leader of a white supremacist group, T-Bag is one of the most villainous members of the Fox River Eight. In the second season, the character's storyline veers from the main plot as a separate subplot. As the series progresses, more of the background story of the character is revealed. He is the only member of the Fox River Eight to be returned to Fox River State Penitentiary after his capture. The character has appeared in A&E's Breakout Kings, portrayed by Knepper.

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Psyco

Psyco is a specializing just-in-time compiler for Python originally developed by Armin Rigo and further maintained and developed by Christian Tismer. Psyco runs on BSD-derived operating systems, Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows using 32-bit Intel-compatible processors. Psyco is written in C and generates only x86-based code. A follow-up project to Psyco is PyPy, which incorporates an interpreter and a compiler that can generate C, improving its cross-platform compatibility over Psyco. Both parts are written in Python, but the interpreter is restricted to a subset of Python, called RPython.

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Ribeira Grande

Ribeira Grande is a municipality in the northern part of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. The population in 2011 was 32,112, in an area of 180.15 km². The municipal seat is located in the civil parish of Matriz, with a population of about 4000 inhabitants, part of the urbanized core of what is commonly referred to as the city of Ribeira Grande.

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Hand washing

Hand washing or hand hygiene is the act of cleaning one's hands with or without the use of water or another liquid, or with the use of soap or e.g. ash, for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, and/or microorganisms. Medical hand hygiene pertains to the hygiene practices related to the administration of medicine and medical care that prevents or minimizes disease and the spreading of disease. The main medical purpose of washing hands is to cleanse the hands of pathogens and chemicals which can cause personal harm or disease. This is especially important for people who handle food or work in the medical field, but it is also an important practice for the general public. People can become infected with respiratory illnesses such as influenza or the common cold, for example, if they don't wash their hands before touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated: "It is well documented that one of the most important measures for preventing the spread of pathogens is effective hand washing."

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Trickles

Trickles is the first album by Steve Lacy to be released on the Italian Black Saint label. It features performances of five of Lacy's compositions by Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter and Beaver Harris.

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Sézary disease

Sezary Syndrome is a generalized peripheral (mature) T-cell neoplasm characterized by the presence of erythroderma, lymphadenopathy, and neoplastic, cerebriform T-lymphocytes in the blood. Sezary syndrome is an aggressive disease.

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Pio IX

Pio IX is the easternmost city in the Brazilian state of Piauí. The city is named after Pope Pius IX.

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Analytica

Analytica is a visual software package developed by Lumina Decision Systems for creating, analyzing and communicating quantitative decision models. As a modeling environment, it is interesting in the way it combines hierarchical influence diagrams for visual creation and view of models, intelligent arrays for working with multidimensional data, Monte Carlo simulation for analyzing risk and uncertainty, and optimization, including linear and nonlinear programming. Its design, especially its influence diagrams and treatment of uncertainty, is based on ideas from the field of decision analysis. As a computer language, it is notable in combining a declarative structure for referential transparency, array abstraction, and automatic dependency maintenance for efficient sequencing of computation.

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Mato Queimado

Mato Queimado is a Brazilian municipality located in the northwestern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It has a population of 1,939. It is located 489 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre and northeast of Alegrete.

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Ölsen

Ölsen is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

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Cabano

Cabano is a former city in Témiscouata Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on Lake Témiscouata on Route 185. On May 5, 2010 it merged with Notre-Dame-du-Lac to form the new city of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. On May 9, 1950, a fire destroyed a large part of the city.

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Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor, OBE is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He is best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting, the young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge!, and Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. McGregor has also starred in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls and Othello. McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997. In 2010 he won Best Actor for playing the title role in Roman Polanski's film The Ghost Writer at the 23rd European Film Awards. McGregor has a tenor singing voice.

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