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2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit The next G20 summit is due to take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[1] on September 24–25, 2009. Fourth East Asia Summit Copenhagen Climate Council December 2009 World Climate Conference 31 August to 04 September 2009 World Cosplay Championship August 2nd (Sun), 2009 World Cosplay Championship: Oasis21(1-11-1 Higashizakura, Higashiku, Nagoya-city, Aichi, Japan) Nagoya Aichi Prefecture The next World Cup will be held in South Africa, between 11 June and 11 July 2010

Re-direct Swine Flu to a Disambiguation Page.

Swine Flu may refer to:

  • Swine Influenza, an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
  • Pandemic H1N1/09 virus , a new swine-origin influenza A(H1N1) virus strain responsible for the 2009 flu pandemic.
  • 2009 flu pandemic, a global outbreak of a new strain of a influenza A virus subtype H1N1.
  • Influenza A virus subtype H3N2, a SIV strain causing the Hong Kong Flu.

H1N1 may refer to:


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Add Viola Desmond incident to New Glasgow, and add her to notable residents[edit]

Viola Davis Desmond (July 6, 1914–1965) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was an African-Canadian who ran her own beauty parlor and beauty college in Halifax. She has been referred to as a Canadian version of Rosa Parks. Desmond's story was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Nova Scotian and Canadian history

On November 8, 1946, Viola Desmond refused to sit in the balcony designated exclusively for blacks in a New Glasgow theatre but, instead, she took her seat on the ground floor where only white people were allowed to sit. After being forcibly removed from the theatre and arrested, Desmond was eventually found guilty of not paying the one-cent difference in tax on the balcony ticket from the main floor theatre ticket. She was fined $20 and costs. She paid the fine but decided to fight the charge in court.

During subsequent trials the government insisted on arguing that this was a case of tax evasion. Retail sales tax was calculated based on the price of the theatre ticket. Since the theatre would only agree to sell the Black woman a cheaper balcony ticket, but she had insisted upon sitting in the more expensive main floor seat, she was one cent short on tax. For her crime of so-called tax evasion, she was removed from the theatre, thrown in jail overnight, tried without counsel, convicted and fined. During the trial, no one admitted that Viola Desmond was Black, and that the theatre maintained a racist seating policy. The trial proceeded as if it related to race-neutral tax evasion. All efforts to have the conviction overturned at higher levels of court failed. Her lawyer returned her fee which she used to setup a fund that was eventually used to support activities of the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NSAACP).

After the trial, Desmond closed her business and moved to Montreal where she enrolled in a business college. She eventually settled in New York where she died at the age of 51.

While the case received little attention outside of Nova Scotia, it has since gained notoriety as one of many cases fought for civil rights in the mid-20th century.

Castles that Need Keeping[edit]

Alternate beginning, brings Kentucky info back up, and changes 'has claimed to hold' to 'claimed to have held' :

English Wikipedia editor and administrator Essjay, later self-identified as Ryan Jordan, was found to have made false claims on his Wikipedia user page and in a phone interview with The New Yorker concerning his age, job, activities, background, and academic credentials. Essjay, who was also briefly employed at Wikia, claimed to have held doctoral degrees in theology and canon law as a tenured professor at a private university, he was in fact a community college dropout. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky reported that Jordan had attended but never graduated from Centre College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (formerly known as Lexington Community College). The paper also stated that despite his claim to have had a three-month special position with a United States bankruptcy trustee, the office had no record that Jordan ever worked there.

The Earth - Possible use for link to Earth: mostly harmless[edit]

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Earth Astronomical symbol of Earth
A color image of Earth as seen from Apollo 17.
Famous "Blue Marble" photograph of the Earth, taken from Apollo 17.
Orbital characteristics
Epoch J2000
Known satellites 1 (the Moon)
Composition by volume 78.08% N2
20.95% O2
0.93% Argon
0.038% Carbon dioxide
Trace water vapor)

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. Earth is also referred to as "the Earth", "Planet Earth", "Gaia", "Terra", or "the World".

This is the only planet known to have liquid water on the surface and the only place in the universe known to harbor life. Earth has a magnetic field that, together with a primarily nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere, protects the surface from radiation that is harmful to life. The atmosphere also serves as a shield that causes smaller meteors to burn up before they strike the surface.

The Earth formed around 4.57 billion years ago[1] and its only known natural satellite, the Moon, began orbiting it around 4.53 billion years ago. At present the Earth orbits the Sun once for every roughly 365.26 times it rotates about its axis. The axial tilt of 23.4° produces seasonal variations on the surface.

Atmospheric conditions on Earth have been significantly altered by the presence of life forms, which create an ecological balance that modifies the surface conditions. About 71% of the surface is covered in salt-water oceans, and the remainder consists of continents and islands. The outer surface is divided into several tectonic plates that gradually migrate across the surface over geologic time spans. The interior of the planet remains active, with a thick layer of convecting yet solid mantle, a liquid outer core that generates a magnetic field, and a solid-iron inner core.

The space environment interacts with the Earth to a significant degree. The relatively large moon provides ocean tides, stabilizes the axial tilt and has gradually modified the length of the planet's rotation period. A cometary bombardment during the early history of the planet played a role in the formation of the oceans. Later, asteroid impacts caused significant changes to the surface environment. Long term periodic changes in the orbit of the planet are believed to have caused the ice ages that have covered significant portions of the surface in glacial sheets.

See also[edit]

  • ^ Dalrymple, G.B. (1991). The Age of the Earth. California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-1569-6.