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List Of Anuran Families - Families
... Archaeobatrachia - 4 families, 6 genera, 27 species Family Genera Common Names Example Species Example Photo Ascaphidae 1 Tailed frogs Tailed Frog (Ascaphus ...
Kitchener, Ontario - History - Settlement
... was remote but it was of great interest to German Mennonite farming families from Pennsylvania ... the first buildings were built, and over the next decade several families made the difficult trip north to what was then known as the Sand Hills ... One of these Mennonite families, arriving in 1807, was the Schneiders, whose restored 1816 home (the oldest building in the city) is now a museum located in the heart of Kitchener ...
Utica, New York - Demographics - Organized Crime in Utica
... the Buffalo Cosa Nostra family and at least three other families, including the Scranton, Colombo, and Genovese family which had and likely still have a local presence ... weakened after the death of Boss Stefano Magaddino and other families and influences jockeyed for power and influence, and multiple gangland style homicides took place between 1979 and 1986 ... somewhat ambiguous ties to the Buffalo, Scranton, and Colombo families) ran the rackets, until they were decimated by federal indictments and convictions ...
331 Model
... particle physics offers an explanation of why there must exist three families of quarks and leptons ... The standard model thus offers no explanation of why there are three families, or indeed why there is more than one family ... perfect cancellation of the anomaly, per family, and to make the three families transform differently under an extended gauge group, and to arrange that the anomaly cancel, only for three families ...

Famous quotes containing the word families:

    Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described—and will be, after our deaths—by each of the family members who believe they know us.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)

    For those parents from lower-class and minority communities ... [who] have had minimal experience in negotiating dominant, external institutions or have had negative and hostile contact with social service agencies, their initial approaches to the school are often overwhelming and difficult. Not only does the school feel like an alien environment with incomprehensible norms and structures, but the families often do not feel entitled to make demands or force disagreements.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent in nuclear families as love, protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families.
    David Elkind (20th century)