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Christina Pagniacci

Christina Pagniacci is a fictional character from the 1999 film Any Given Sunday.

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Constructability

Constructability is a project management technique to review construction processes from start to finish during pre-construction phase. It is to identify obstacles before a project is actually built to reduce or prevent errors, delays, and cost overruns. The term "constructability" defines the ease and efficiency with which structures can be built. The more constructible a structure is, the more economical it will be. Constructability is in part a reflection of the quality of the design documents; that is, if the design documents are difficult to understand and interpret, the project will be difficult to build. The term refers to: the extent to which the design of the building facilitates ease of construction, subject to the overall requirements for the completed building. the effective and timely integration of construction knowledge into the conceptual planning, design, construction, and field operations of a project to achieve the overall project objectives in the best possible time and accuracy at the most cost-effective levels.

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Health technology

Medical technology is any intervention that may be used for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disease. This includes the pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures and organizational systems used in health care. Medical Technology, which is a proper subset of health technology, encompasses a wide range of healthcare products and is used to diagnose, monitor or treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. Such technologies are intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Recent advances in medical technology have also focused on cost reduction. Medical technology may broadly include medical devices, information technology, biotech, and healthcare services. The impacts of medical technology may involve social and ethical issues. For example, physicians may seek objective information from technology rather than listening to subjective patient reports.

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Underneath the Arches

"Underneath the Arches" is a 1932 popular song with words and music by Bud Flanagan, and additional lyrics by Reg Connelly. It was one of the most famous songs of the duo Flanagan and Allen. According to a television programme broadcast in 1957, Bud Flanagan said that he wrote the song in Derby in 1927, and first performed it a week later at the Pier Pavilion, Southport. It refers to the arches of Friar Gate railway bridge and to the homeless men who slept there during the Great Depression.

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Faras

Faras was a major city in Lower Nubia. The site of the city, on the border between modern Egypt and Sudan at Wadi Halfa Salient, was flooded by Lake Nasser in the 1960s and is now permanently underwater. Before this flooding, extensive archeological work was conducted by a Polish archeological team.

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Mouth organ

A mouth organ is a generic term for free reed aerophone with one or more air chambers fitted with a free reed. Though it spans many traditions, it is played universally the same way by the musician placing their lips over a chamber or holes in the instrument, and blowing or sucking air to create a sound. Many of the chambers can be played together or each individually. The mouth organ can be found all around the world and is known by many different names and seen in many different traditions. The most notable variations include the harmonica, the pan flute, and Asian free reed wind instruments consisting of a number of bamboo pipes of varying lengths fixed into a wind chest; these include the sheng, khaen, lusheng, yu, Shō, and saenghwang. The melodica, consisting of a single tube that is essentially blown through a keyboard, is another variation.

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Hawley

Hawley is a borough in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,211 at the 2010 census.

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George Jefferson

George Jefferson is a fictional character played by Sherman Hemsley on the American television sitcoms All in the Family and its spin-off The Jeffersons. He is the only character to appear in all 253 episodes of The Jeffersons.

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Havannah

Havannah is an abstract strategy board game invented by Christian Freeling. It is best played on a base-10 hexagonal board, ten hexes to a side. Havannah belongs to the family of games commonly called connection games; its relatives include Hex and TwixT. The game was published for a period in Germany by Ravensburger. It is nowadays only produced by Hexboards.

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Muna

Muná is a small city in Yucatán state, Mexico, to the south of the state capital of Mérida at 20.48°N, 89.72°W. Muná had an estimated population of about 11,000 people in 2003. Muna is north of the Maya ruins of Uxmal. The Iglesia De Muna church dates to the 16th century. Muna's Carnaval is celebrated throughout town in August and April. During the celebration dances, bullfights, and many festivities are held.

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System Restore

System Restore is a feature in Microsoft Windows that allows the user to revert their computer's state to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems. First included in Windows ME, it has since been included in all following desktop versions of Windows released since, excluding the Windows Server. In prior Windows versions it was based on a file filter that watched changes for a certain set of file extensions, and then copied files before they were overwritten. An updated version of System Restore introduced by Windows Vista uses the Shadow Copy service as a backend and allows System Restore to be used from the Windows Recovery Environment in case the Windows installation no longer boots at all.

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Disk compression

A disk compression software utility increases the amount of information that can be stored on a hard disk drive of given size. Unlike a file compression utility which compresses only specified files - and which requires the user designate the files to be compressed - a disk compression utility works automatically without the user needing to be aware of its existence. When information needs to be stored to the hard disk, the utility will compress the information. When information needs to be read, the utility will decompress the information. A disk compression utility overrides the standard operating system routines. Since all software applications access the hard disk using these routines, they continue to work after disk compression has been installed. Disk compression utilities were popular especially in the early 1990s, when microcomputer hard disks were still relatively small. Hard drives were also rather expensive at the time, costing roughly 10 USD per megabyte. For the users who bought disk compression applications, the software proved to be in the short term a more economic means of acquiring more disk space as opposed to replacing their current drive with a larger one.

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Nationalist terrorism

Nationalist terrorism is a form of terrorism motivated by nationalism. Nationalist terrorists seek to form self-determination in some form, which may range from gaining greater autonomy to establishing a completely independent, sovereign state. Nationalist terrorists often oppose what they consider to be occupying, imperial, or otherwise illegitimate powers. Nationalist terrorism is linked to a national, ethnic, religious, or other identifying group, and the feeling among members of that group that they are oppressed or denied rights, especially rights accorded to others. As with the concept of terrorism itself, the term "nationalist terrorism" and its application are highly contentious issues. What constitutes an illegitimate regime and what types of violence and war are acceptable against such a state are subjects of debate. Groups described by some as "nationalist terrorists" tend to consider themselves "freedom fighters," engaged in valid but asymmetric warfare. Other nationalistic terrorism can include violence against immigrants in a country. Nationalists in many countries see immigration as a threat to the prosperity of the local or native population of that country.

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Amaxophobia

Amaxophobia, ochophobia, motorphobia, or hamaxophobia is an abnormal or persistent fear of being in, or riding in, a vehicle. Amaxophobia is a clinical phobia generally classified under specific phobias, fear of a single specific panic trigger. Amaxophobic sufferers riding in a vehicle will fear the accident, causing injury or death. They may do backseat driving, which involving haranguing the driver which can distract the driver and increase the odds of car crash. Amaxophobic people may try to look for jobs or career that does not require car rides, which may limit potential lifetime achievements.

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Cingulin

Cingulin is a cytosolic protein encoded by the CGN gene in humans localized at tight junctions of vertebrate epithelial and endothelial cells.

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Hubbing

Hubbing is a metalworking process that is used to make dies. It is a cold-working process, which means that it occurs well below the melting temperature of the metal being worked.

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Meki

Meki is a town in east-central Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 8°9′N 38°49′E / 8.150°N 38.817°E with an elevation of 1636 meters above sea level. Meki is the administrative center of Dugda woreda. The Apostolic Vicariate of Meki of the Catholic Church has its headquarters in Meki, which also runs a local high school in the town, Meki Catholic School.

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