The Whippet is a dog breed of medium-size. They are a sighthound breed that originated in England, where they descended from greyhounds. Whippets today still strongly resemble a smaller greyhound. Shown in the Hound group, Whippets have relatively few health problems other than arrhythmia. Whippets also participate in dog sports such as lure coursing, agility, and flyball. The name is derived from an early 17th century word, now obsolete, meaning to “move briskly”.
Temperament: Affectionate, Friendly, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Quiet, The Whippet is intelligent, lively, affectionate, sweet and docile. This very devoted companion is quiet and calm in the home. The Whippet should never be roughly trained, for it is extremely sensitive, both physically and mentally.
Weight: 14.99 pound (6.80 kg) – 30.86 pound (14 kg)
Lifespan: 12 years – 15 years
Height: 18.50 inch (47 cm) – 22.44 inch (57 cm) (American kennel club breed standard, Canadian kennel club breed standard, Male) · 18.50 inch (47 cm) – 20.08 inch (51 cm) (Fédération cynologique internationale breed standard, Male, The kennel club (uk) breed standard) · 17.32 inch (44 cm) – 21.65 inch (55 cm)
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Breed of: Dog
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
Start date: Aug 05, 2016
End date: Aug 21, 2016
Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,196,457 as of July 1, 2015, it is Canada’s fourth-most populous province and the most populous of Canada’s three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres. Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015.
Population: 4.08 million (2014)
Area: 255,541 sq miles (661,848 km²)
Colleges and universities: University of Alberta · University of Calgary · MacEwan University · Red Deer College · University of Lethbridge · Mount Royal University · Northern Alberta Institute of Technology · Athabasca University · Prairie Bible Institute · Plaza College · Lethbridge College · The King’s University
The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. Smaller violin-type instruments are known, including the violino piccolo and the kit violin, but these are virtually unused in the 2010s. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers. Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. They are also frequently used in genres of folk including country music and bluegrass music and in jazz. Electric violins are used in some forms of rock music; further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, particularly in bluegrass, but this nickname is also used regardless of the type of music played on it.
Families: String instrument · Violin family · Bowed string instrument
Variations: Electric violin · Baroque violin · Kit violin · Bass violin · Stroh violin · Violino piccolo · Vertical viola · Messiah Stradivarius · Soil Stradivarius · Lipinski Stradivarius · Ames Stradivarius · Baritone violin · Dolphin Stradivarius · Hellier Stradivarius · Betts Stradivarius
The ALS Association is an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services, promotes awareness about and advocates in state and federal government on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association is broken up into distinct chapters each servicing a particular geographic area of the United States all working under the umbrella of a national charter and administrator. While each individual chapter is basically autonomous, some smaller chapters rely heavily on the national organization for assistance. Each chapter provides education, advocacy and essential services to ALS patients, their families and caregivers, while the national organization funds research and supports the cause as a whole.
Tax ID: 13-3271855
CEO: Barbara Newhouse (2014)
Headquarters: District of Columbia, United States