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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Diazepam (/da aez paem/), first marketed as Valium (/ vaeli m/) by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as in cases of tetanus), restless legs syndrome, alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal and Meniere's disease. It may also be used before certain medical procedures (such as endoscopies) to reduce tension and anxiety, and in some surgical procedures to induce amnesia. It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and amnestic properties. The pharmacological action of diazepam enhances the effect of the neurotransmitter GABA by binding to the benzodiazepine site on the GABAA receptor leading to central nervous system depressi
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles There's a Zulu On My Stoep (in other countries, Yankee Zulu) is a 1993 South African comedy film by the comedy filmmaker Gray Hofmeyr starring Leon Schuster and John Matshikiza. It has received considerable popularity and a cult status in South Africa and Eastern Europe.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Vali Myers (2 August 1930 - 12 February 2003) was an Australian artist who specialized in fine pen and ink drawings, born in Canterbury, Sydney.
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Microsoft Streets Trips, known in Europe as Microsoft AutoRoute, is mapping software developed and distributed by Microsoft. Functionally the latest version is a subset of Microsoft MapPoint targeted at the average consumer to do a variety of map related tasks in the North American region including the United States, Canada, and Mexico, such as route planning.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, pure edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, biscuits, and baked goods, as well as some pharmaceuticals, ointments, and toiletries. Cocoa butter has a mild chocolate flavor and aroma.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Mitsubishi Pajero iO is a mini SUV produced by Mitsubishi Motors since June 15, 1998 in three-door form, and August 24, 1998 as a five-door. The "iO" name is derived from the Italian for "me" which, according to Mitsubishi, "generates an image of being easy to get to know, easy to drive, and of being one's very own Pajero."
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. Carnivorous plants appear adapted to grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs and rock outcroppings. Charles Darwin wrote Insectivorous Plants, the first well-known treatise on carnivorous plants, in 1875.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Lorcaserin (APD-356, expected trade name Lorqess) is a weight-loss drug developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals. It has serotonergic properties and acts as an anorectic. On 22 December 2009 a New Drug Application (NDA) was submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States and lorcaserin is pending approval as of September 2010. On 16 September, an FDA advisory panel voted to recommend against approval of the drug based on concerns over both safety and efficacy. In October 2010, the FDA stated that it that it could not approve the application for lorcaserin in its present form.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles MasterChef Australia is a Logie award winning Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and screens on Network Ten. Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston serve as the show's main judges. Journalist Sarah Wilson hosted the first season, however her role was dropped at the end of the season.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Gloster Javelin was an "all-weather" interceptor aircraft that served with Britain's Royal Air Force in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s. It was a T-tailed delta-wing aircraft designed for night and all-weather operations and was the last aircraft to bear the Gloster name.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Dune Encyclopedia is a 1984 collection of essays written by Willis E. McNelly and 42 other contributors as a companion to Frank Herbert's science fiction series which began with Dune. The Encyclopedia was published in paperback in 1984, and no further editions are planned due to copyright issues.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Statistical signal processing is an area of Applied Mathematics and Signal Processing that treats signals as stochastic processes, dealing with their statistical properties (e.g., mean, covariance, etc.). Because of its very broad range of application Statistical signal processing is taught at the graduate level in either Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics/Statistics, or even Biomedical Engineering and Physics departments around the world, although important applications exist in almost all scientific fields.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Metformin (BP, pronounced /m t f rm n/, met-fawr-min; originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, in particular, in overweight and obese people and those with normal kidney function. Its use in gestational diabetes has been limited by safety concerns. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, and has been investigated for other diseases where insulin resistance may be an important factor. Metformin works by suppressing glucose production by the liver.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Cestrum nocturnum is a species of Cestrum, native to the West Indies. Common names include Night-blooming Cestrum, Lady of the Night, Queen of the Night, Night-blooming jessamine, and Night-blooming Jasmine. Hasnuhana ( ) is another popular name for the plant in Bengali. Also known as Raat ki Rani ( ) (Queen of the night) in Hindi, Nepali and Urdu, Raat Rani ( ) in Marathi (ye lai xi ng) or (ye xi ng mu) in Chinese, D lai h ng, or D ly h ng in Vietnamese, and Dama de Noche in Spanish. In Thai it is known as Dok Ratree ( ), and "Mesk el-leel" In Arabic . In Jordan, it is known as kulunya, apparently a reference to eau de Cologne.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Laughter in Hell is a 1933 Pre-Code film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Pat O'Brien. The film's title was typical of the sensationalistic titles of many Pre-Code films. The film was inspired in part by I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang and was part of a series of movies depicting men in chain gangs following the success of that film. O'Brien plays a railroad engineer who kills his wife and her lover in a jealous rage and is sent to prison. The movie received a mixed review in The New York Times upon its release. It is considered a lost film, as no copies of it are known to exist.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles After Man: A Zoology of the Future (1981) is a 1981 book by the Scottish geologist and author, Dougal Dixon. In it, he presents his hypothesis on how the fauna and geography could change 50 million years from now.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Arif Mardin (Istanbul, March 15, 1932 - New York, June 25, 2006) was a Turkish-American music producer, who worked with hundreds of artists across many different styles of music, including jazz, rock, soul, disco, and country. He worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, as both an assistant, producer, arranger, studio manager, and vice president, before moving to EMI and serving as vice president and general manager of Manhattan Records. His collaborations include working with Queen, The Bee Gees, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Laura Branigan, Chaka Khan, Scritti Politti, Phil Collins, Daniel Rodriguez, Norah Jones, Richard Marx, Culture Club and Jewel. Mardin was awarded 11 Grammy Awards.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Badfinger were a British rock band consisting originally of Pete Ham, Ron Griffiths, Mike Gibbins and Tom Evans, active from 1968 to 1983, and evolving from The Iveys, formed by Ham, Griffiths and David "Dai" Jenkins in Swansea, Wales, in the early 1960s. Joey Molland joined the group in 1969, following the departure of Griffiths. Signed by The Beatles' Apple label in 1968 as The Iveys, they adopted the name Badfinger in 1969. The band drew comparisons to the Beatles initially, due to the similarities of their music, and the mentorship of some members of the Beatles. Badfinger had four consecutive worldwide hits in 1970 and 1971: "Come and Get It" (written and produced by Paul McCartney), "No Matter What," "Day After Day," and "Baby Blue." The Ham/Evans-penned Badfinger song, "Without You," became a Billboard number one hit for Harry Nilsson, and later a number three hit for Mariah Carey.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Gallifrey is a fictional planet in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who and is the homeworld of the Doctor and the Time Lords. It is located in the constellation of Kasterborous (Pyramids of Mars, Attack of the Cybermen and Voyage of the Damned), at "galactic coordinates ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two from galactic zero centre" (Pyramids of Mars (1975), Full Circle (1980) and partially in "The Family of Blood" (2007)), which is some 250 million light years away from Earth (as stated in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie). This would put it far outside our Milky Way galaxy, which is about a hundred thousand light years in diameter, and indeed outside the Local Group and even the Virgo Supercluster; however, at this distance it would still be within the Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Marvin Karlton Rainwater (born July 2, 1925), better known as Marvin Rainwater, is an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman." He is known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and is 25 percent Cherokee.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Diane Henry (born March 1, 1982, Euless, Texas) is an American model most known for coming in third on Big Brother 5, a reality TV show broadcast by CBS in 2004. At the time of the show, CBS described her as a 22-year old cocktail waitress from Burlington, Kentucky.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Yamaha FZ6, also known as the FZ6 FAZER is a 600 cc motorcycle that was introduced by Yamaha in 2004 as a sporting middleweight sport bike built around the 2003 YZF-R6 engine. The engine is retuned for more usable midrange power. As a multi-purpose motorcycle it can handle sport riding, touring, and commuting. In 2010, the FZ6 was replaced in Europe and Canada by the FZ8 and FAZER8. As of March 2011 the FZ6 and FZ6R continue to be sold in other markets.
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