This gene encodes a member of the F-box protein family which is characterized by an approximately 40 amino acid motif, the F-box. The F-box proteins constitute one of the four subunits of the ubiquitin protein ligase complex called SCFs (SKP1-cullin-F-box), which function in phosphorylation-dependent ubiquitination. The F-box proteins are divided into 3 classes: Fbws containing WD-40 domains, Fbls containing leucine-rich repeats, and Fbxs containing either different protein-protein interaction modules or no recognizable motifs. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the Fbxs class and contains an F-box domain. This protein is highly expressed during muscle atrophy, whereas mice deficient in this gene were found to be resistant to atrophy. This protein is thus a potential drug target for the treatment of muscle atrophy. Alternative splicing of this gene results in two transcript variants encoding two isoforms of different sizes.
whocanisue.com is a free legal website that offers information to internet users that may believe they have a legitimate legal claim. The website serves as a reference and informative portal, in order to help dissolve ridiculous legal claims while validating the ones with substance.
After a user’s potential claim is legitimized through a series of qualifying questions, the user is provided with the option to contact a fitting lawyer that practices in the person’s geographical area.
In its most basic form, it consists of a long rope loop running through a bullwheel (pulley) at the bottom and one at the top, powered by an engine at one end. Passengers grab hold of the rope and are pulled along while standing on their skis or snowboards and sliding up the hill, with some variations having simple fixed handles. These simple forms remain popular for the relatively flat portions of ski areas devoted to beginners—often called bunny slopes—but are increasingly being replaced by magic carpets.
The more advanced form uses a series of pulleys to follow the slope, and can be up to 1.4 km long tow with a 600 metre vertical rise. The forces involved and the pulleys which the rope passes through require the rider to attach using a “nutcracker” or “tow grabber”. This style has now been superseded by T-bar lifts, platter lift and chairlift in most places—with the notable exception of the smaller club fields of New Zealand.
Factotum is both an arts organisation and artists’ project that was formed in 2001 by Stephen Hackett and Richard West. They publish The Vacuumnewspaper, put on exhibitions, publish books and make films. In the past they have also run a choir, staged contemporary dance events and organised talks. In 2005 Factotum won a Paul Hamlyn Award for the Visual Arts and participated in Northern Ireland’s first showing in the Venice Biennale. In 2007 they were selected for the Irish Curated Visual Arts Award by the artist Mike Nelson. Factotum’s work often involves collaborating with a wide range of other arts organisations, artists and writers.
An identity document (also called a piece of identification or ID, or colloquially as one’s ‘papers’) is any document which may be used to verify aspects of a person’s personal identity. If issued in the form of a small, mostly standard-sized card, it is usually called an identity card (IC). Countries which do not have formal identity documents may require informal documents.
In the absence of a formal identity document, driving licences can be used in many countries as a method of proof of identity, although some countries do not accept driving licences for identification, often because in those countries they don’t expire as documents and can be old and easily forged. Most countries accept passports as a form of identification.
Most countries have the rule that foreign citizens need to have their passport or occasionally a national identity card from their country available at any time if they do not have residence permit in the country.
This episode was intended to air as the eleventh episode, before “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts“, but was aired as the twelfth episode because, according to Dan Harmon, “coming out of hiatus they wanted to air an episode that was more accessible to a general audience”. It also creates a small continuity error as a small thread of the Troy and Abed story from this episode continues in “Urban Matrimony”.
The Usambara Mountains are a mountain range in North-East Tanzania, approximately 70 miles (110 km) long and ranging from 20 to 40 miles (64 km) in width. Mountains in the range rise as high as 8,000 ft (2,440 m). They are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, which stretch from Kenya through Tanzania, and are one of the world’s Biodiversity hotspots. The range is accessible from the towns of Lushoto in the West, and Amani in the East. The Usambaras are commonly split into two sub-ranges, the West Usambara and the East Usambara. The East Usambara is closer to the coast, receives more rainfall, and is significantly smaller than the West Usambara.
Harrow International School Beijing was established and gained its license to operate in China in 2005 in association with Harrow School(London, UK) and Harrow International School, Bangkok. The School currently has about 680 students, both boys and girls, representing 38 differentnationalities, ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. The School follows and enriches the National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The majority of teaching staff are recruited from the United Kingdom. The founding and current headmaster is Mr Matthew Benjamin Farthing. Recruited as part of the Senior Management Team that established Harrow International School in Bangkok in 1997, he had special responsibility to oversee the developing curriculum and ensure that academic standards were maintained.
The Spanish force of 1,200 was largely drawn from Cubans and commanded by José Cornejo. The threat of Spanish invasion had bedeviled New Providence for the past year, halting settlement on the island and prompting the construction of Fort Nassau, with 50 guns and 250 defenders. Initial plans for an attack on the city from Nassau Harbour were forestalled by the discovery of two British warships in the harbour: the governor’s flagship, Delicia (32), and the frigate HMS Flamborough (24). Spain’s heavy ships of the line sat too deep for the harbour’s shallow waters. Cornejo opted to bypass the city and the Spanish squadron crept ahead east along Hog’s Island, landing three columns and seizing large amounts of plunder before being repelled by Governor Woodes Rogers‘s 500 militia. The Spanish ships remained in the bay for some time before retiring .
Cornejo eventually set sail unmolested with over 100 captured slaves. Rogers, unable to pay the garrison and his health failing, set sail for England soon afterward. The governor had expended his personal fortune on Nassau’s defenses, which had been the source of considerable anxiety and depression. Britain and Spain negotiated peace the following year.
Jedward are an Irish pop duo comprising identical twins John and Edward Grimes (born 16 October 1991 in Dublin, Ireland). Widely known for their blond quiffs, they first appeared as John & Edward in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, generating a phenomenon of ironic popularity described as “the Jedward paradox“. They finished sixth and are now managed by Louis Walsh, who was their mentor during The X Factor.
Jedward have released three albums, Planet Jedward, Victory and Young Love. Planet Jedward and Victory went double platinum in Ireland.They have released nine singles, including “Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)” (a mash-up of “Under Pressure” by Queen and Vanilla Ice‘s track “Ice Ice Baby“), “Lipstick“, the song with which they represented Ireland at Eurovision 2011, and “Waterline“, with which they represented Ireland atEurovision 2012.
Jedward are also known for their television work, including hosting children’s series Jedward’s Big Adventure and OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory, and for participating in Celebrity Big Brother 8. Jedward’s combined net worth was estimated at £4.95 million in January 2013.
Seat belt legislation requires the fitting of seat belts to motor vehicles and/or the wearing of seat belts by motor vehicle occupants. The U.S. state of Wisconsin introduced legislation in 1961 requiring front seat belts to be fitted to cars. The Australian state of Victoria mandated front and rear seat belt use from 1970.
The Family Allowances Act 1945 (8 & 9 Geo. VI c. 41) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It came into operation from August 6, 1946, and was the first law to provide child benefitin the United Kingdom.
Family allowances had been one of the items proposed by the Beveridge Report in 1942. The Labour Party briefly debated pressing for allowances during the Second World War, but a party conference resolution to this end was opposed by the trades unions for fear that the amount paid would be taken into account in wage negotiations, leaving workers no better off.
As passed, the Act empowered the Minister of National Insurance to pay an allowance of five shillings per week for each child in a family other than the eldest; later Acts increased this sum. It was payable whilst the child was of school age, up to the age of eighteen, if apprenticed or in full-time school education.
Jan Onufry Zagłoba is a fictional character in the Trilogy by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Together with other characters of The Trilogy, Zagłoba engages in various adventures, fighting for the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and seeking adventures and glory. Zagłoba is seen as one of Sienkiewicz most popular and significant characters. While he has often been compared to Shakespearian character of Falstaff, he also goes through extensive character development, becoming a jovial and cunning hero.
Sedum caeruleum (Sky Stone-crop, Baby-blue Stone-crop, Red-leaf) is a species of Sedum from the Crassulaceae family. Crassula ovata, the Friendship Tree, Moneyplant or Jade Plant, has less thick leaves, along with all three Hylotelephium species, Sedum acre and Aeonium species. Its leaves look like thick, globe-shaped, greenish-burgundy coins.
“An Enemy of Fate” is the series finale of the American Fox science-fiction/drama television series Fringe, and is the 13th episode of the fifth season, and the 100th episode overall. It aired, along with the penultimate episode, “Liberty“, in the United States on January 18, 2013. The final two episodes were simulcasted in the UK and Ireland on Sky1 and in Spain in Canal+.
It’s Spooky is a collaboration album by musicians Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair, of the band Half Japanese. It was first released in 1989 on 50 Skidillion Watts Records, under the title Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston. It was re-issued on CD in 1993 on Paperhouse (PAPCD 019). The album originally featured 25 songs (in its cassette version–fewer songs on the simultaneous LP), and a further six tracks were added for a re-release in 2001. The 2001 re-issue also features, as an enhanced CD bonus, video footage of Daniel Johnston performing a version of his song “Don’t Play Cards with Satan”.
Although receiving praise from critics and fans alike, the record was commercially overlooked. Both Johnston and Fair play the majority of instruments, including vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards and drums.
The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra (HSO) a is 75-member American symphony orchestra based in Los Angeles, California. Its artistic director and resident conductor is John Scott. The HSO is dedicated to performing classic and world premiere movie scores, and comprises recording musicians from the Hollywood movie studios and Los Angeles concert scene.
Many of the musicians’ names appear in the original recording liner notes of the movie scores presented on stage. Concerts often include a large massed choir from the Los Angeles area, bringing the population on stage to as many as 140 instrumentalists and singers.
The paroophoron (of Johnson) consists of a few scattered rudimentary tubules, best seen in the child, situated in the broad ligament between theepoöphoron and the uterus. Named for the Welsh anatomist David Johnson who originally described the structure at the University of Wales,Aberystwyth.
The 2011 LNFA season was the 17th season of top-tier American football in Spain. The regular season began on January 22, 2011 and ended on May 14, 2011. The playoffs began on May 15 and ended on June 18.
The tournament was about to keep its format of 15 teams divided into three conferences of five teams each, but Marbella Sharks withdrew the competition months before it started, so the teams were reassigned. The Spanish Conference included the six top teams of the 2010 season. The National and Hispanic Conferences included four teams each. At the end of the regular season, the three top finishers of the Conferencia Española accessed directly to the semi finals for the title, and faced the winner of the playoffs between wild cards.
L’Hospitalet Pioners won their fourth LNFA title, the second in a row.
Diner lingo is a kind of American verbal slang used by cooks and chefs in diners and diner-style restaurants, and by the waiting staff to communicate their orders to the cooks. Usage of terms with similar meaning, propagated by oral culture within each establishment, may vary by region or even among restaurants in the same locale. It is virtually unknown outside the US.
Sumolah (Let’s Sumo!) is a 2007 Malaysian action-comedy film starring Afdlin Shauki and featuring the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling. The film was shot in Malaysia and Japan. The film has a multi-national cast including Thai actress Inthira Charoenpura who was previously known for her performance in Nang Nak, and Singaporean actor Gurmit Singh known for his performance in the sitcom Phua Chu Kang. The plot of the film revolves about what would happen if an unambitious Malay mat rempit is forced to enter the challenging world of sumo. This film is rated PG13 for intense sumo violence, some drug content, sexual references and brief strong language.
Pendleton (Broad Steet) railway station was a railway station serving Pendleton, a district of Salford. It was located on Broughton Road (A576) just behind St. Thomas’ Church (Pendleton Church). It was about 100 yards further up Broughton Road from Pendleton Bridge railway station and nearer Pendleton Church and Broad Street (A6). This station was known as Pendleton Broad Street due to its closeness to the A6 Broad Street some 100 yards away. It was on the Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate line with a spur to the Manchester Victoria to Boltonline so trains to Bolton used it after the closure of Pendleton Bridge in 1966, and “Broad Street” was then dropped from its name.
The Canadian Parliamentary Review, or the Review is a quarterly publication of the Canadian members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The publication began as a newsletter known as the Canadian Regional Review in 1978 but was renamed in 1980. The stated objective of the journal is to promote the study of and interest in Canadian Parliamentary institutions. It publishes articles by and about present and former legislators as well as legislative staff, professors, journalists and other interested in legislative institutions. Canadian Parliamentary Review is distributed to all federal, provincial and territorial legislators in Canada and by subscription to interested individuals and institutions in Canada, the United States and throughout theCommonwealth. The Review is also published in a separate French language edition known as La Revue parlementaire canadienne. All back issues are available on the web.
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. The town is on the Princes Highway. The name is said to be derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘clear blue waters’. At the 2006 census, Narooma had a population of 3,100 people.
Montague Island, a National Parks and Wildlife Reserve, is eight kilometres offshore from Narooma. It is popularly thought that Lieutenant James Cook named the island as he sailed northwards up the coast of New South Wales but this is incorrect. He did name the Mount Dromedary which is located inland from Narooma, but his ship, HMB Endeavour was on an easterly tack at the time, which took it far to the east of the island. From this point the island appeared to be a cape which projected from the coastline and this he named Cape Dromedary as it was below the mountain. Later, one of the ships of the Second Fleet in 1790 reported it as an island and the name “Montagu” (after George Montagu Dunk, the Earl of Halifax) was given to the Island though it is not clear by whom. Bass and Flinders later confirmed it as an island in their voyages of discovery in the late 1790s. (“The Lure of Montague” -Laurelle Pacey)
The heritage town of Central Tilba is nearby to the south.
The Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher, Terenotriccus erythrurus, is a small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in lowlands from southeastern Mexico to northern Bolivia, north-central Brazil and the Guianas. This flycatcher ranges east of the Andes cordillera into the entireAmazon Basin of northern Brazil and the Guianas; to the west of the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador into Central America. It is the only member of thegenus Terenotriccus, but some authorities place it in genus Myiobius. However, it differs in voice, behaviour, and structure from members of that group.
This tiny flycatcher breeds from sea level to 1000 m altitude, locally to 1200 m, in wet mountain forests and in adjacent tall second growth. The nest is a pear-shaped pouch of plant fibres and leaves with a visored side entrance, built by the female 2–6 m high in the undergrowth and suspended from a twig or vine. The two chocolate-blotched white eggs are incubated by the female for 15–16 days to hatching, the male playing no part in the care of the eggs or young.
The Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher is 9-10.2 cm long and weighs 7 g. The upperparts are grey-olive, with a rufous rump, tail, wings and eye ring. The throat is buff and the breast is cinnamon, becoming pale buff on the belly. Sexes are similar, but young birds are brighter above and have a browner tail and breast.
The Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher is mainly solitary, and only occasionally joins mixed-species feeding flocks. It feeds on insects, especially leafhoppers, picked from foliage or taken in acrobatic aerial pursuit.
This species has a see-oo see call, and a repetitive eek eek eek eek eek song. It sometimes flicks both wings up to make a faint whirring sound.
The Palm Court, also known at other times as the Franco-Italian Dining Room, the Grand Ballroom and the Continental Room, is a ballroom at the Hotel Alexandria in Downtown Los Angeles, California. In its heyday from 1911 to 1922, it was the scene of speeches by U.S. Presidents William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson and Gen. John J. Pershing. It is also the room where Paul Whiteman, later known as the “Jazz King”, got his start as a bandleader in 1919, where Rudolph Valentino danced with movie starlets, and where Hollywood held its most significant balls during the early days of the motion picture business. Known for its history and its stained-glass Tiffany skylight, noted Los Angeles columnist Jack Smith called it “surely the most beautiful room in Los Angeles.” The Palm Court was designated as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM#80) in 1971.
The Hotel Moskva name has been used for two identical buildings on the same spot in Moscow, Russia located near Red Square in close proximity to the old City Hall. The first Hotel Moskva was originally constructed from 1932 until 1938, it opened as a hotel in December 1935. Designed by Alexey Shchusev, it was built to be one of Moscow’s finest hotels and was lavishly detailed with works of art and mosaics by some of the finest artists of the Soviet Union. The old hotel was demolished in 2004 for a modern reproduction with underground parking and other features which were not available in the 1930s. It was completed in 2012.
Awash Fentale is one of the woredas in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Administrative Zone 3, Awash Fentale is bordered on the south by the Oromia Region, on the west by theAmhara Region, on the north by Dulecha, and on the east by Amibara. Towns in Awash Fentale include Awash Sebat Kilo and Sabure.
Youth Lagoon is the stage name of the American musician Trevor Powers (born in San Diego, California). Powers has been active as Youth Lagoon since 2010. His debut album The Year of Hibernation was released on Fat Possum Records on September 27, 2011. The debut album explores themes such as psychological dysphoria and mental distress, and is based around minimalism and hypnotic ambience. Powers’ music is a blend of Americana music and Experimental music with atmospheric and electronic elements. Youth Lagoon is based in Boise, Idaho.
Powers’ sophomore album Wondrous Bughouse, due March 5, 2013 worldwide via Fat Possum , was spawned from what he describes as “becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world.” During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music. 
On February 24th, Powers’ sophomore record leaked through the internet as well as was made available for online streaming.
Opened in 1951, Cleveland Engine Plant number 1 was the site of production for Ford’s first overhead valve engine, the Lincoln V8. It was later the site of production for the Ford 335 engine, commonly called the “Cleveland”. It also produced many of the “5.0″ V8 engines used through the 1980s and 1990s, with the last produced in 2000. The demise of the 5.0 was to also be the end for CEP1, but Ford instead invested $350 million to refurbish it to handle production of the Duratec 30 for the Ford Freestyle, Ford Five Hundred, and Mercury Montego.
On February 27th 2009, Ford Motor Company announced that it would be reopening Engine Plant 1 to produce their new EcoBoost 3.5L V6. The EcoBoost V6 produces 15% lower CO2emissions, and is capable of 20% better fuel economy. Since the shutdown of Engine Plant One in 2007, $55 Million in improvements have been made to accommodate the new production line.
Cleveland Engine Plant number 2 opened in 1955 to produce the Y-block 292 V8 for the Ford Thunderbird. More recently, it has been the site for Duratec 25 and 30 production. Today, it produces the VVT version of that engine used in the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln Zephyr.
Wanderer was a motorboat built in 1913 at Norfolk, Virginia, by Craig Brothers, and owned by R. F. Barret of Norfolk. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy for service as a section patrol boat during World War I. Inspected at the 5th Naval District on 13 April 1917 and designated SP-2440, she was placed in commission on the same day as USS Wanderer.
Wanderer operated on local and section patrol duties for the duration of World War I. She was returned to her owner on 30 December 1918.
Wanderer was one of two U.S. Navy ships named USS Wanderer in service simultaneously during World War I, the other being USSWanderer (SP-132).
Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other learning disabilities typically have a limited working memory capacity. Working memory is the memory system used for many cognitive tasks such as storing and retrieving information from long-term memory, in addition to, retaining and manipulating information currently being processed for short periods of time. Professionals have begun to use working memory training to improve the efficiency of this system, as well as, the amount of information that can be stored in working memory at any given time. During working memory training, participants complete a number of verbal and visuo-spatial tasks, and are later tested for signs of improvement in the different aspects of the working memory. One particular focus of working memory training has been the improvement of the working memory in individuals with ADHD and other learning disabilities, along with, decreasing various symptoms of these disorders. Beneficial effects for children with ADHD not only include improved working memory capacity, but additionally a decrease of inattentive behaviours, hyperactivity, motor activity, and impulsivity.
Blue John Canyon is a slot canyon in eastern Wayne County, Utah, southwest of the Horseshoe Canyon Unit of Canyonlands National Park and 42 miles south of Green River. It is a tributary of Horseshoe Canyon, running northeastwards from the Robbers Roost Flats.
Blue John Canyon came to international attention in 2003 as the place where outdoorsman Aron Ralston was forced to amputate his own right forearm with amulti-tool after it became trapped by a boulder. Ralston’s entrapment was described in his autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place and was depicted in the 2010 film 127 Hours.
At this time American whalers frequented the neighboring waters and, on December 27, 1810, the Boston ship the Balticput ashore an American named Jonathan Lambert ”late of Salem, mariner and citizen thereof” along with one Thomas Currie or Tomasso Corri in his employ, and a man named Williams. These three were the first permanent inhabitants of Tristan, and they were soon joined by one Andrew Millet.
Lambert declared himself sovereign and sole possessor of the island group “grounding my right and claim on the rational and sure ground of absolute occupancy.” He renamed the main island “Island of Refreshment,” Inaccessible Island“Pintard Island,” and Nightingale Island ”Lovel Island.” Lambert’s sovereignty was short lived, as he, Williams, and Millet were drowned while out fishing on May 17, 1812. Currie was joined, however, by two other men and they busied themselves in growing vegetables, wheat and oats, and in breeding pigs.
War having broken out in 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom, the islands were largely used as a base by American cruisers sent to prey on British merchant ships. This and other considerations urged by Lord Charles Henry Somerset, then governor of Cape Colony in South Africa, led the British government to authorize the islands being taken possession of as dependencies of the Cape. The formal proclamation of annexation was made on August 14, 1816. This is reported to have primarily been a measure to ensure that the French would not be able to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free the deposed Napoleon I of Francefrom his prison on Saint Helena.
Various sources of sharia are used by Islamic jurisprudence to elucidate the sharia, the body of Islamic law. The primary sources, accepted universally by all Muslims, are the Qur’an and Sunnah. The Qur’an is the holy scripture of Islam, believed by Muslims to be the direct and unaltered word of Allah. The Sunnah consists of the religious actions and quotations of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and narrated through his Companions and Imams- (as per the beliefs of the school of Ahle-Sunnah and Ahle-Shia). However, some schools of jurisprudence use different methods to judge the source’s level of authenticity. The other two sources are Ijma and Qiyas. Ijma is the decision taken as a council when both Quran and Sunnah prove to be insufficient and Qiyas is the personal opinion of a person himself not in contradiction with all first three sources.
As Islamic regulations stated in the primary sources do not explicitly deal with every conceivable eventuality, jurisprudence must refer to resources and authentic documents to find the correct course of action. According to Sunni schools of law, secondary sources of Islamic law are consensus among Muslims jurists, analogical deduction, al-Ra’y; independent reasoning, benefit for the Community and Custom. Hanafi school frequently relies on analogical deduction and independent reasoning, and Maliki and Hanbali generally use the Hadith instead. Shafi’i school uses Sunnah more than Hanafi and analogy more than two others. Among Shia, Usuli school of Ja’fari jurisprudence uses four sources, which are Qur’an, Sunnah, consensus and ‘aql. They use ijma under special conditions and rely on ‘aql (intellect) to find general principles based on the Qur’an and Sunnah, and use usul al-fiqh as methodology to interpret the Qur’an and Sunnah in different circumstances, and Akhbari Jafaris rely more on Hadith and reject ijtihad. According to Momen, despite considerable differences in the principles of jurisprudence between Shia and the four Sunni schools of law, there are fewer differences in the practical application of jurisprudence to ritual observances and social transactions.
Talsaclidine (WAL-2014) is a non-selective muscarinic acetylcholine receptor agonist which acts as a full agonist at the M1 subtype, and as apartial agonist at the M2 and M3 subtypes. It was under development for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease but showed only modest or poorefficacy in rhesus monkeys and humans, respectively, perhaps due to an array of dose-limiting side effects including increased heart rate andblood pressure, increased salivation, urinary frequency and burning upon urination, increased lacrimation and nasal secretion, abnormalaccommodation, heartburn, upset stomach as well as cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, excessive sweating and palpitations.
PortAventura (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌpɔrtəβənˈtuɾə]) is a theme park and a resort in Salou, Catalonia, Spain; on the Costa Daurada, approximately an hour drive south-west of Barcelona. It attracts around 3,5 million visitors per year making it the most visited theme park in Spain. PortAventura Park is also the 6th most visited theme park in Europe. The resort also includes PortAventura Aquatic Park and four hotels. It is the biggest resort in the south of Europe. It has 2 airports within 30 minutes of it, including Reus Airport. There is a train station for PortAventura which has connections to Barcelona and Salou.
It was conceived and built as a joint effort by the Tussauds group (Alton Towers), Anheuser-Busch (Busch Entertainment Corporation) andUniversal Studios. In 1997, Universal bought up most shares in the park and the park was rebranded as ‘Universal’s Port Aventura’. In 2000, two hotels and a water park (Costa Caribe) were constructed, and the resort was further rebranded as ‘Universal Mediterranea’. In 2004, NBC Universal(Universal Studios’ parent) sold all interest in PortAventura. It is now owned and operated by La Caixa banking group’s investment vehicle Criteria, but as of 2005 the Universal name has been dropped from the branding, and the resort was once again named ‘PortAventura’ (the space in the name is deliberately left out for trademark reasons).
Located on the Columbia River, 10 miles (16 km) east of Vancouver, Washington, the 1,049-acre (4.25 km2) Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge consists of historic riverine flood plain habitat, semi-permanent wetlands, cottonwood-dominated riparian corridors, pastures, and remnant stands of Oregon white oak.
The refuge lies partly within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and has been designated as the location for a “Gateway to the Gorge” visitor center. This facility is currently in the planning stage with a portion of the construction funds already secured.
The Washington Department of Transportation has estimated that this facility may be used by as many as 100,000 visitors annually, providing the Service with one of the best outreach opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. The refuge also serves as the operational headquarter for the 329-acre (1.33 km2) Pierce National Wildlife Refuge.
NIPO Software is a major worldwide Market Research and Enterprise Feedback Management software provider. The company is headquartered inAmsterdam, Netherlands and has branches in Hong Kong and Argentina. NIPO targets Market Research agencies around the world with software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting.
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NIPO was founded in September 1945 as the Dutch Institute for Public Opinion by Wim de Jonge and Jan Stapel. In the 1970s, some people working for NIPO, that was considered then the leading market research company in the Netherlands, started developing software for data collection and analysis. In 1999 NIPO was purchased by Taylor Nelson Sofres.
In 2011 the company started developing new platform called Nfield Web & Mobile which will gradually replace the current NIPO Fieldwork System.In early 2012 NIPO Software integrated the NIPO Fieldwork System with the official Facebook and Twitter API’s. Through this integration it became possible to invite fans on those Social network fans pages to participate in research projects.
A Mayohuacan was a medal drum played by the indigenous Taíno people of the Caribbean. The instrument was played for songs that were performed during weddings. The drum was made of a thin wood and was shaped like an elongated gourd that measured up to one meter long and half a meter wide. According to early accounts of the Taíno The sound produced by the mayohuacan could be heard as far as a “league and a half away” (a league being a distance between 5.3 to 7.9 miles, or 7965 to 11268 meters). These were played by leaders of the tribe as accompaniment to songs which were used to pass on customs and laws to younger generations.
Watson’s Wine is wine retailer in Hong Kong and a member of the A.S. Watson Group (ASW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited. They offer a comprehensive selection of fine wine, spirits, accessories and cigars. With vintages sourced directly from over 20 countries, Watson’s Wine lists over 2,000 different wines, more than 400 of which are “exclusive” and cannot be found elsewhere.
A distinctive feature of each retail store is the Fine Wine Room containing over 300 different vintages ranging from the top Chateaux fromBordeaux to emerging New World Classics from around the world.
All wines are temperature controlled, 24 hours per day, both in the stores and the state-of-the-art wine warehouse, ensuring the provenance of all wines are perfectly maintained when they reach the customer.
It opened its first store in International Finance Centre, Central, Hong Kong in 1998. It is now the largest specialist wine store in Hong Kong, which has 20 retail stores in Hong Kong, 2 retail stores in Macau and an online shopping site .
The Watson’s Wine Club which offers members a number of benefits including rewards with purchase, a regular wine magazine, invitations to wine tastings and events as well as exclusive benefits with a number of loyalty partners.
In 2007, Watson’s Wine was named “Best Retailer” in Hong Kong’s wine industry by Wine Business International, a global wine business publication in recognition of its outstanding performance.
In August 2007 Watson’s Wine opened a store-within-store concept at the Venetian, Macau in partnership with travel retailer Nuance-Watson. The wine section offers guests at the biggest casino resort complex in Asia an excellent selection of fine wine and professional service.
The film originally aired January 4, 1998 on the TNT cable network, a couple of weeks before season five of the series began. It focused mainly on characters part of the established Babylon 5 cast, but it did include the notable guest star Reiner Schöne (playing Minbari leader Dukhat).
Edgar Dearing (May 4, 1893 – August 17, 1974) was an American actor who became heavily type cast as a motorcycle cop in Hollywood films. He started in silent comedy shorts for Hal Roach, including several with Laurel and Hardy, notably in their classic Two Tars, probably his best ever screen role. He later had supporting roles in several of their features for 20th Century Fox in the 1940s.
Dearing continued in his familiar persona until the early 1950s, when he appeared in many film and television westerns, usually as a sheriff. One of his guest roles was on the syndicated television series, The Range Rider, starring Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones.
He was still active in films and television until he retired in the early 1960s; he died from lung cancer.
This is a list of episodes from the reality television series Storage Wars: Texas, which airs on the cable network A&E Network. The episodes listed here are in a broadcast order, not production order, based on the episode guide on AETV.com.
The descriptions of the items listed in this article reflect those given by their sellers and others in the episodes prior to their appraisal by experts as authentic or inauthentic, unless otherwise noted. Episodes of this show started premiering on December 6, 2011.
The town is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan and borders the Indian state of Assam. Though there is not a clear historical record of the development of the town, it is said[according to whom?] to have developed as a result of the construction of the Samdrup Jongkhar-tashigang national Highway in the 1960s. In the past[when?] the Sharchops of Tashigang, Dundsan, Orong and yangtse used to trade in a small town called Gudama (current day mela bazaar). Today[when?] it is one of the most important[according to whom?] trading towns for the eastern districts of Bhutan. Post-2003 militant flush out in the district and the ULFA and BODO militant problem, much of the business was halted, causing ripple effect on the developmental and socioeconomic life of the people of most of the eastern Bhutan people.
Samdrup Jonkhar Dzongkhag have a mix of population largely dominated by the Sharchops and by Lhotshampas in Bangtar.
The rue de la Harpe is a street in Paris’ Latin Quarter. Relatively calm and cobblestoned along much of its length, it runs in a south-easterly direction between the rue de la Huchette and the rue Saint-Séverin, where it turns south-west to where it ends at the boulevard Saint-Germain. It is a largely residential street; it is graced through its odd numbers (eastern side) with a few buildings dating from the Louis XV period, but buildings along the opposite side of the street are most all of a ‘Haussmannian’ style of a more recent stature. Its street-front commerces are varied to its southern end, but tend towards restaurants and the tourism trade towards the river. It appeared in the 19th century magazine, The Tell Tale, as the site of the murders which may have been the origin of the Sweeney Todd story.
Wu Zetian (simplified Chinese: 武则天; traditional Chinese: 武則天; pinyin: Wǔ Zétiān (c.625 – 705) (who was also known as Wu Zhao, Wu Chao, Wu-hou, Wu Hou (Chinese: 武后; pinyin: Wǔ Hòu), in Tang Dynasty as Tian Hou (天后)), in English as Empress Consort Wu, or by the deprecated term ”Empress Wu“) was a Chinese sovereign, who ruled officially under the name of her self-proclaimed “Zhou Dynasty”, from 690 to 705; however, she had previous imperial positions under both Emperor Taizong of Tang and his son Emperor Gaozong of Tang, of the Tang Dynastyof China. Wu was a concubine of Emperor Taizong; after his death she married his successor and 9th son, Emperor Gaozong, officially becoming Gaozong’s furen (variously translated as “empress”, “wife”, or “first consort”) in 655, although having considerable political power previous to this. After Gaozong’s debilitating stroke in 660, Wu Zetian ruled as effective sovereign until 705.
The importance to history of Wu Zetian’s period of political and military leadership includes major expansion of the Chinese empire, extending it far beyond its previous territorial limits, deep into Central Asia, and completing the conquest of Korea. Within China, besides the more direct consequences of her struggle to gain and maintain supreme power, Wu’s leadership resulted in important effects in regards to social class in Chinese society and in relation to state support for Taoism, Buddhism, education, and literature. Wu Zetian also had a monumental impact in regard to the statuary of the Longmen Grottoes and the “Wordless Stella” at the Qianling Mausoleum, as well as the construction of some major buildings and bronze castings which no longer survive. Despite these important aspects of her reign, together with the suggestions of modern scholarship as to the long-term effects of some of her innovations in governance, much of the attention to Wu Zetian has been to her gender, as the anomalous female supreme sovereign of a unified Chinese empire, holding during part of her lifetime the title of Huangdi.
Besides her career as a political leader, Wu Zetian also had an active family life. Although family relationships sometimes became problematic, Wu Zetian was the mother of three sons who served stints as emperors, and one of her grandsons became the famous emperor Xuanzong of the restored Tang Dynasty, ruling during its “Golden Age”.
Corumbataia britskii is a species of armored catfish endemic to Brazil where it is found in small tributaries of the Sucuriú River, upper Paraná River Basin in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. This species was found in deforested areas in moderate to fast current streams. It associates with aquatic macrophytes or the submerged portion of marginal vegetation. In its gut contents were found filamentous blue-green algae, chlorophytes, diatoms and bark. This species grows to a length of 2.7 centimetres (1.1 in) SL.
Madison Records was a United States-based record label. It was also sold in the United Kingdom through the F.W. Woolworth dime store chain. It was a subsidiary of Grey Gull Records, produced from 1926 through 1931 (almost a year after the last record on the Grey Gull label was issued). General opinion among the knowledgeable record collectors of this era is that Madison, being sold at Woolworth’s, survived for awhile after Grey Gull and their other labels due to fulfilling the Woolworth contract.
Like Grey Gull, Madison records were often poorly recorded and made from the same cheap material. Much of Madison’s material duplicates other Grey Gull labels issues, but some material appeared only on Madison. Unlike the other Grey Gull subsidiaries, Madison Records labels and advertising made no reference to the parent company.
Issues include popular dance music and songs of the time, mostly recorded by studio musicians in New York City. There are a few jazz sides of interest, as well as some Hawaiian music and Wurlitzer organ solos on Madison records. Audio fidelity, is about average to somewhat below average for the era, pressed in below average quality shellac.
The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world’s first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to have attained operational status and as such “introduced a new vogue in fighter design.” The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter, nicknamed “Ishak” (“donkey”) by Soviet pilots, prominently featured in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Khalkhin Goland the Spanish Civil War—where it was called the Rata (“rat”) by the Nationalists or Mosca (“fly”) by the Republicans. The Finnish nickname for I-16 was Siipiorava (“Flying Squirrel“).
BlockParty is an upcoming free online game portal and social network service, which will be serviced by the Los Angeles-based Nexon America, a subsidiary of South Korean Nexon Corporation. BlockParty will succeed the current Nexon America game portal by taking over the portal service of MapleStory, Mabinogi, Combat Arms, Dungeon Fighter Online, PopTag!, Vindictus and Atlantica Online as well as future Nexon Americagames.
BlockParty will service a large variety of games from the casual PopTag!, to the hardcore action Vindictus and the first-person shooter, Combat Arms. Many more online games are scheduled for publishing through BlockParty including Dragon Nest, an action MMORPG scheduled for the second half of 2011.
Nexon Corporation also runs game portals servicing South Korea, Japan and Europe with partners in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia,Brazil, Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia and The Philippines with over 30 games and over 500 million registered users.
As of Q4 of 2011, the Blockparty.com website is offline. No further announcements have been made about BlockParty
Ken Scrubbs is a pastor, leader, humanitarian, and educational activist. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. He is known for his model projects in service delivery.
Ken has served as a Panelist for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative Conference, addressing Florida’s High Risk Youth. He also Served as Chairman of The State of Florida Drop-Out Prevention Task Force after being appointed by Department of Education Commissioner John Wynn. He was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist as Board Member to New Florida Disaster Relief Recovery Fund, and as a Member of the One Church One Child Board.
Ken has also partnered with the School System to provide faith-based mentors to nearly 700 at-risk elementary, middle and high school students. Of these, 150 come to The Genesis Center campus; while 550 students are assisted on school campuses. The youths from troubled neighborhoods near the campus also receive academic support which includes math, reading, history and science, assistance in test-taking and technology. The Genesis Center employs social development skills which include an emphasis on character, commitment, conflict resolution and anger management. 
The Park Vista is a historic building in Seattle, Washington. It is situated on a triangular parcel whose full address is 5810 Cowen Pl. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105. To the northwest is Cowen Park and beyond that the Roosevelt neighborhood; to the south is the northern extreme of the University District; and to the east is the Ravenna neighborhood. The building’s entrance and garden lie along the hypotenuse of the right-triangle and overlook Cowen Park.
The Bahia incident was a naval skirmish fought in late 1864 during the American Civil War. A Confederate States Navy warship was captured by a Union warship in Bahia Harbor, Brazil. The engagement resulted in a United States victory, but also sparked an incident with the Brazilian government, which claimed the Americans had violated Brazil’s neutrality by illegally attacking a vessel in their harbor.
The shell of Umbetoceras is involute in the adult, with an evolute early stage and moderately wide umbilucus. Sculpture consists of strong riblets on intermediate stages with tubercles present on umbilical shoulder. The suture has a wide double pronged ventral lobe with a median saddle that exceeds two thirds its height.
The Ford Windstar is a minivan that was produced and sold by the Ford Motor Company from the 1995 to 2003 model years. This front-wheel drive minivan was the second minivan designed by the company, serving as a replacement for the rear-wheel drive Aerostar minivan. The two were sold concurrently for three model years until the Aerostar’s 1997 discontinuation. For the 2004 model year, the third-generation Windstar was introduced as the renamed Freestar. All Windstars were assembled in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Although sold in the Ford car lineup, the Windstar followed a tradition set by its predecessor, the Aerostar, and did not have a Lincoln-Mercury counterpart, being completely unrelated to the Mercury Villager. The success of the Windstar led to the first Ford-developed Mercury minivan, the Mercury Monterey.
Joondalup Health Campus is the largest health care facility in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. The 500-bed hospital features combined public and private services, with the private hospital currently occupying two floors of the main hospital building. In 2013, the private hospital will move to the new Joondalup Private Hospital, which is currently under construction within the campus next to the existing hospital.
The East Munster Way, formerly known as the Munster Way, is a long-distance trail in Ireland. It is 75 kilometres (47 miles) long and begins inCarrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary and ends in Clogheen, County Tipperary. It is typically completed in three days. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by South Tipperary County Council, Coillte and Waterford County Council. The trail was opened by Frank Fahey, T. D., Minister of State for Youth and Sport in July 1988.
Starting in Carrick-on-Suir, the East Munster Way follows the banks of the River Suir to the village of Kilsheelan before passing through Gurteen Wood in the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains to reach the town of Clonmel. The Way then climbs into the hills to the south of Clonmel before descending to rach the village of Newcastle. From Newcastle, the trail crosses the northern flanks of the Knockmealdown Mountains before descending to reach the Vee Gap before following the road to the end at Clogheen.
The East Munster Way forms part of European walking route E8 which runs from Dursey Island in County Cork to Istanbul in Turkey. The Irish section incorporates the Wicklow Way, the South Leinster Way, the East Munster Way, the Blackwater Way and parts of the Kerry Way and theBeara Way. The East Munster Way connects with the South Leinster Way at Carrick-on-Suir and with the Blackwater Way at Clogheen.
A review of the National Waymarked Trails in 2010 found low multiday use of the trail and moderate to high day use of the trail. The report recommended the establishment of a trail management committee and the rerouting of sections on tarred roads where possible.
The Freedom Singers were a band formed out of Albany, Georgia. The band was started by the Field Secretary of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Cordell Reagon in December 1962. “The Freedom Singers” were made up of 6 members; Founder(s) Cordell Reagon, Bernice Johnson (Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon), Matthew Jones, Charles Neblett and Rutha Mae Harris.
Cutler Stack is a sea stack extending 170 by 150 m (186 by 164 yd) and rising to 16 m (52 ft), lying off Nedelya Point in the south of Barclay Bay, western Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.
The feature is named after Captain Benjamin Cutler, part owner of the American brig Frederick that visited the area in 1820-21, and Master of the sealing schooner Free Gift that visited the area in 1821-22; his name was found carved on a piece of whale vertebra excavated from a stone hut on Byers Peninsula by a FIDS survey party in 1957-58.
Cornus canadensis (Canadian dwarf cornel, Canadian bunchberry, quatre-temps, crackerberry, creeping dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the Cornaceae (dogwood) family, native to northern Asia, northern USA, Canada and Greenland. Unlike its relatives, which are for the most part substantial trees and shrubs, C. canadensis is a creeping, rhizomatous perennial growing to about 20 cm (8 in) tall.
Abune Phillipos was the first Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church.
He was born Tewoldeberhan and began his religious training at the Debre Bizen Monastery at the age of eleven, and took monastic and priestly vows there. He was raised to the rank of Bishop and then Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church at Addis Ababa, but then left that church to join the Eritrean Synod when the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church broke away from the Ethiopian church upon the independence of Eritrea. He was elevated to the rank of Patriarch of Eritrea in May 1998 at the hands of Coptic Pope Shenouda III, and was enthroned in Asmara. He joined Ethiopian Patriarch Abune Paulos in an unsuccessful effort to mediate the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Patriarch Abune Phillipos died after a long illness on September 18, 2002 at Asmara and was buried at the Debre Bizen Monastery. He was succeeded by Abune Yacob.
The Warkentin House is a house in Newton, Kansas, United States. The home of Bernhard Warkentin and Wilhelmina Eisenmayer Warkentin, it was built between 1886 and 1887. It is listed on the Kansas Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places as a splendid example of the Victorian period in American architecture and furnishings. The Victorian house offers a glimpse into the way the Warkentins lived, with 80 percent of the original furnishings remaining.
Fresh from his success with Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., which put his backwoods “Gomer Pyle” character from The Andy Griffith Show in a military context, the show not only built on that success, including Ronnie Schell and Frank Sutton, two of Nabors’ old co-stars, but also displayed his baritone singing voice, which had been used on the Pyle show on occasion and had gotten Nabors several gold records in the late 1960s.
The show was consistently in the top thirty and performed strongly in its time slot, but fell victim to the infamous CBS “rural purge” and was axed by the network.
The National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape was a research center that compiled and provided information on date and marital rape cases, and on legislation regarding them, and media publications on these subjects, as well as acting as an advocate for marital and date rape victims.   It began in 1978 as a project of the Women’s History Research Center, with Laura X as its director.  It published a pamphlet on the landmark 1978 Oregon v. Rideout case, in which a man was acquitted of raping his wife; the case was the first time in American history a husband was tried for raping his wife while they were living together.    In 1983 the National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape conducted the world’s first conference on marital rape. In 2004 the Clearinghouse closed, but it maintains its website for posterity. 
The headwaters are in the Sierra Nevada, and include: North Honcut, Upper Rocky Honcut, South Honcut, and Natchez creeks. The creek area in the lower Feather River watershed includes Honcut, California, and locations of former settlements such as the Maidu‘sHonkut at the mouth of Honcut Creek and Honcut City, California, along North Honcut Creek.
To date, Mountune has supplied engines for road and rally racing, supporting championship teams from Ford, Formula Palmer Audi, Ascari and Petronas/Proton. In 2009, they were contracted to build the new Audi race engines for the new FIA Formula Two Championship.
Rally and race drivers who have used Mountune engines include, Stig Blomqvist, Colin McRae, Mohammed bin Sulayem, François Delecour, Carlos Sainz, Malcolm Wilson, Pentti Airikkala,Robbie Head, Miki Biasion, Gwyndaf Evans, Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Mäkinen, Guy Smith and Tom Chilton.
The company was acquired by Roush Industries in 2004, joining expertise and premises with Roush Europe in Brentwood, England. In 2008, after a Roush Europe management buyout, the parent company became Revolve Technologies Ltd.
Elms Bridge Halt was a request stop on the former Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway. It was opened on 27 March 1933 to serve the villages near Raglan, Monmouthshire. It was closed in 1955 following the withdrawal of passenger services on the line. It was located in a small cutting near a small road bridge about 5 miles and 56 chains from Monmouth Troy. The halt was of earth and cinder construction, typical of the Great Western Railway.
The desert tree frog or little red tree frog (Litoria rubella) is a tree frog native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It is one of Australia’s most widely distributed frogs, inhabiting northern Australia, including desert regions and much of temperate eastern Australia. It is one of the few Australian tree frogs which inhabits arid, tropical and temperate climates.
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai is a Bollywood comedy film directed by Ganesh Acharya and produced by Kumar Mangat. It features a cast of stars including Govinda, Aftab Shivdasani, Upen Patel, Hansika Motwani, Celina Jaitley and Manoj Bajpai in the lead roles with Ravi Kissen and Prem Chopra in supporting roles. Esha Deol and the director of the film Ganesh Acharya make special appearances.
The Liberty Motor Car Company was a United States automobile maker in Detroit, Michigan that started in Feb. of 1916 with capital stock of $400,000. Its president of Percy Owen, who was the vice-president of Saxon. It ran into financial trouble, and in Sept. of 1923, it was acquired by Columbia Motors car Company.
Dysbarism refers to medical conditions resulting from changes in ambient pressure. Various activities are associated with pressure changes. Scuba diving is the most frequently cited example, but pressure changes also affect people who work in other pressurized environments (for example,caisson workers), and people who move between different altitudes.
Midea Group (Chinese: 美的集团; pinyin: Měidí jítuán) is a privately held Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Shunde,Guangdong. As of 2012, the firm employs approximately 150,000 people in China and overseas. It should not be confused with its publicly listed subsidiary, GD Midea Holding (Chinese: 美的电器; pinyin: Měidí diànqì, SZSE: 000527).
Eardley first started on trumpet at the age of 11; his father had played in Paul Whiteman‘s orchestra. He played in an Air Force band in Washington, D.C. from 1946 to 1949, then played with his own quartet in D.C. from 1950 to 1953. He moved to New York City in 1953, playing with Phil Woods (1954), Gerry Mulligan (1954-57), and Hal McIntyre (1956). Following this he returned to his hometown and played there until 1963, when he moved to Belgium. In 1969 he moved to Cologne, Germany, playing there with Harald Banter and Chet Baker and working through the 1980s. The last years before death he played in the WDR Big Band Cologne, Germany. Jon Eardley is not particularly well known in his native country but became a highly respected musician in Europe.
Letterkenny RFC is a rugby union club based in County Donegal, Ireland. The club has strong ties with Dave Gallaher, the New Zealand rugby union footballer, best known as the captain of “The Originals“. Gallaher is mentioned on the team crest, and the team plays its home games at Dave Gallaher Memorial Park in Letterkenny.
8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada & the Way Forward is a Canadian broadcast documentary series, which aired in 2012. Featuring television, radio and web broadcasting components, the series focused on the changing nature of Canada’s relationship with its First Nations communities.
The television component aired as a four-part documentary series hosted by Wab Kinew as part of CBC Television’s Doc Zone, while radio programming devoted to First Nations themes aired on a variety of CBC Radio series and the web component included content from a variety of contributors, including news coverage by other CBC News reporters and a series of short films by 20 First Nations, Inuit and Métis reporters and filmmakers.
The series is a shortlisted nominee for the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program, and for Best Cross-Platform Project, Non-Fiction, at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.
Cinco Minutos (English: Five Minutes) is a pop song written by singer-songwriters Erika Ender and Amerika Jiménez, and interpreted by theMexican singer Gloria Trevi. It was produced by Armando Ávila, and is the second single from the artist’s seventh studio album Una Rosa Blu (2007).
Cinco Minutos was released in March 2008 in Mexico and the United States. It stayed in the popularity lists and top spots of Billboard Magazine and Monitor Latino for 45 consecutive weeks. For this song, co-writer Erika Ender received in 2009 and 2010 the SESAC award in the category Song of the Year. Gloria Trevi receiveed the 2009 Billboard award for Cinco Minutos in the female category Tema Pop Airplay del Año, and a new nomination in the female category of 2010, Artista Regional Mexicano Airplay del Año, for the duranguense remix with Los Horóscopos de Durango.
The regiment was organized on March 4, 1862, at Savannah, primarily from recruits from southern Georgia. The original commander wasCol. William R. Manning (1817–1871). They were drilled at Camp Davis, just outside of Guyton, Georgia. Upon being mustered intoConfederate service, the regiment served in the Savannah defenses. On July 17, 1862, Major General John C. Pemberton sent the 50th Georgia Volunteers to Richmond to join the Army of Northern Virginia under its commanding general, Robert E. Lee.
For the majority of the war, the 50th Georgia served with the First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. The regiment participated in more than 45 engagements during the war. Some of the early battles in the East that the regiment took part in included South Mountain,Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The regiment went south when James Longstreet took his corps to Georgia andTennessee in the fall of 1863, where it was engaged at the Siege of Knoxville. Returning to Virginia, the 50th Georgia fought in the Siege of Petersburg, the Battle of Cedar Creek, and the Battle of Sayler’s Creek.
The remaining men surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. After parole, they returned to Georgia and civilian life, holding several reunions over the years.
Lick My Decals Off, Baby is the fourth album by Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, released in 1970 on Frank Zappa‘s Straight Records label. The follow-up to Trout Mask Replica (1969), it is regarded by some critics and listeners as superior, and was Van Vliet’s personal favorite. Don Van Vliet said that the title is an encouragement to “get rid of the labels”, and to evaluate things according to their merits rather than according to superficial labels (or “decals”).
Begun in 1981, ATYP – Academically Talented Youth Programs – is a K-12/higher education collaborative model that works cooperatively with over 60 public and private school districts.
Seventh through ninth graders are assessed for their higher level math and verbal potential identified through the Midwest Academic Talent Search (MATS). They attend ATYP’s weekly 2.5-hour class. The students’ SAT scores, rather than their grade level, indicate their readiness for the classes. Qualifying scores, set at levels similar to Talent Search’ summer programs, use the SAT verbal score to indicate readiness for the writing/literature class. The SAT math score, and a combined math plus verbal score, qualify students for the math class. Because the program focuses on serving higher levels of potential, very few students qualify for both the English and the math class.
The students’ motivation to work hard alongside their commitment to the program’s rigor contribute to their ultimate success. Independent and small group work helps students complete the 6-8 hour weekly homework assignment. Housed on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, ATYP provides fast-paced classes during the school year, in conjunction with the student’s regular school schedule. ATYP’s first two years cover pre-AP content; the third year focuses at the AP English Language and Composition and AP Calculus BC level. Because the course’s students need to be challenged at all ages, not only at high school age, the ATYP model begins to identify students who will perform well in the classes at as early as 6th grade. Once identified, the students are invited to take the SAT or ACT to see if they can qualify.
The passerine birds of the genus Aphelocoma[A] include the scrub jays and relatives. They are New World jays found in Mexico, westernCentral America and the western United States, with an outlying population in Florida. This genus belongs to the group of New World (or “blue”) jays–possibly a distinct subfamily–which is not closely related to other jays, magpies or treepies (Ericson et al., 2005 ). They live in open pine-oak forests, chaparral, and mixed evergreen forests.
“U Like This (Megamix)” (also referred to as simply “Megamix” in some pressings) is a medley recorded by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, serving as a promotional single for Carey’s remix album, The Remixes (2003). It was physically released in 2003, and later solicited to clubs in late 2004 and peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The non-stop remix contains a contraction of five previously released club versions of some of Carey’s biggest dance hits, as remixed and produced by longtime Carey collaborator, David Morales. As a special non-album mix, it does not appear on the album The Remixes and copies of the promotional single are considered rare.
The Catholic Societies of the Church of England are associations within the Church of England (and in some instances, the wider Anglican Communion) which follow in the tradition of Anglo-Catholicism. Some of the societies have specific focuses, such as an emphasis on Mariology or on liturgical questions (including the Blessed Sacrament), supporting vocations for people of a similar mind and pilgrimage groups (especially those associated with Our Lady of Walsingham).
The Monterrey México Temple is the 12th Mormon temple to be built in Mexico. It serves over 91,000 members in the city of Monterrey and the northeast of the country in general. Prior to the construction of the temple, members had to travel as long as 25 hours and cross the U.S.-Mexico border to attend Spanish-speaking sessions at the Church’s Mesa Arizona Temple.
Due to local resistance to the original site chosen for the temple, ground was not broken for five years following the announcement of the temple. Although the Church won a three-year legal suit, officials decided to relocate the temple site to appease neighbors of the original site. The new temple site is located in the Huajuco zone of Monterrey along the National Highway. Construction on the temple began on 4 November 2000.
A two-week open house prior to the dedication of the temple attracted about 40,000 people. Among the attendees were business, government, civic leaders, and officials from other religious faiths. On 28 April 2002, Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Monterrey México Temple, the 75th temple he has dedicated.
The Monterrey México Temple has a classic modern design with a single-spire. The exterior is finished with white granite. It has a total of 16,498 square feet (1,532.7 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
Vancouver Island “Spine” is developing from a concept whereby a 700 kilometer hiking trail will be created from the southern tip of Vancouver Island running from Victoria up to the top of the island at Cape Scott Provincial Park. The trail will be accessible to hikers five months of the year, with some sections available much longer. Various sections will be available for non-motorized multi-purpose, where permitted.
The hiking trail project is being developed by the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association (VISTA) a non-profit society with charity status under the Canadian Revenue Agency #(CRA)852516251RR0001. Current board of directors are listed at the official website. VISTA is a part of ‘Hike BC’, the British Columbia wing of the National Hiking Trail (NHT). Other NHT significant trails include The Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail, (also known as Nuxalk-Carrier Route or Blackwater Trail) a 450 km forested trail located in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia.
Charles Asher Small is the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. ISGAP runs academic seminar series at McGill University, Montreal; Harvard Law School; Fordham University and Stanford. Small also was the founding Director of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism the first research center with a focus on antisemitism based at a North American university. Dr. Small was a lecturer on the Ethics, Politics and Economics Program; the Political Science Department and with the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he has a D.Phil from Oxford University, and has taught at the University of London, Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University, and Hebrew University. He was the Director/Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Southern Connecticut State University. Small has been a Visiting Professor at University College London; McGill University, Montreal; the University of Vilnius, Lithuania, and Cape Town University, South Africa. He also spoke as an expert on anti-Semitism at the Australian, British and Canadian Parliaments, the German Bundestag, and at the United Nations, Geneva.
Small, earned his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University.
On September 19, 2006, Yale founded The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism , the first North American university-based center for study of the subject, housed at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, with Small as director and founder. He cited the increase in anti-Semitism worldwide in recent years as generating a “need to understand the current manifestation of this disease”.
In August 2010 in New Haven, Charles Small was elected as the President of the newly formed International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA).
Ancylostoma caninum, commonly Dog hookworm, is a parasitic nematode hookworm that infects dogs. The larval stage penetrates the skin and makes it way through the circulatory system into the digestive tract, where adult forms lay eggs that are passed through the feces. Common symptoms includeanemia and diarrhea. Newborn pups can die of hemorrhaging from their intestines caused by massive numbers of feeding hookworms. A. braziliense andUncinaria stenocephala are different species of hookworm which can infect dogs and cause similar symptoms.
The parasite can also affect humans. It occasionally develops into an adult to cause eosinophilic enteritis in people, and their invasive larvae can cause an itchy rash called cutaneous larva migrans. Vaccination may soon be possible.
Happiness Is the Road is Marillion‘s 15th studio album, released as two separate album-length volumes respectively titled Essence and The Hard Shoulder. The overall playing time is 110 minutes (116 including a hidden track), taking it to double album length. According to the band, the album combines their rock sound with “elements of pop, dub and soul and draws influence from artists as diverse as The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye toInterpol, The Doors, Traffic, Pink Floyd and David Bowie. The album also sees Marillion experimenting with a host of new instruments including,Dulcimers, Glockenspiels, a Harmonium, French Horns and even Sleigh bells, a Harp and Zither.” The title track “Happiness Is the Road” was inspired by Eckhart Tolle‘s book The Power of Now. The album’s artwork was created by the Spanish artist Antonio Seijas in cooperation with Marillion’s long-time designer Carl Glover.
Judy Foote (born June 23, 1952) is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She represented the electoral district of Grand Bank in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1996 to 2007 as a member of the Liberal Party. Foote has been the LiberalMember of Parliament for the riding of Random—Burin—St. George’s since the 2008 Canadian federal election.
She served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Development and Rural Renewal from 1996 to 1997, as Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology from 1997 to 1998, as Minister of Education from 1998 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister of Industry, Trade and Rural Development in 2003. She currently serves as Liberal Party’s whip in the House of Commons of Canada.
The Velocette KTT is a racing British motorcycle made by Velocette. The most significant of the K series (the K rather curiously stood for Camshaft) the TT designation indicated that it was a TT production racing replica. The Velocette KTT was notable for having the first positive-stop foot gear change on a motorcycle. As well as being significant improvement for racing, this quickly replaced the difficult hand gear change lever and became the standard for almost all motorcycles to this day.
The ‘nunun’ is a Catalan wind instrument made from straw, with a tallet at one end which is taken between the lips and blown, producing a sweet tone. This tone is described my itsonomatopoeic name.
The nunun was traditionally made in the fields by children at harvest-time; they would take wheat straw and carefully cut it to make small noisemakers known as nunun. The children knew how to cut the straws to produce a variety of tones, and would combine together several nunun of different lengths to produce different notes.
The Coeur d’Alene, Idaho labor strike of 1892 erupted in violence when labor union miners discovered they had been infiltrated by aPinkerton agent who had routinely provided union information to the mine owners. The response to that violence, disastrous for the local miners’ union, became the primary motivation for the formation of the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) the following year.
The confrontation of 1899 resulted from the miners’ frustrations with mine operators that paid lower wages, hired Pinkerton or Thieloperatives to infiltrate the union, and routinely fired any miner who held a union card.
Lamb, hogget, and mutton (UK, New Zealand and Australia) are the meat of domestic sheep (species Ovis aries). The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than one year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton.
Distinct from the meat, a lamb (singular with the indefinite article) or lambs (plural) also describes live juvenile sheep, which may or may not be used for meat. In Australia, the term prime lamb is often used to refer to lambs raised for meat.
The Velo-Dog was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defense for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of “velocipede” and “dog”.
Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance, but all have certain features in common. All have short barrels and fired the 5.75 mm (.22 calibre) Velo-dog cartridge. The hammer is shrouded to avoid its snagging on clothing, so the weapon is double action only. Another unusual feature on many guns is the lack of a trigger guard, and a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use.
The revolver uses the 5.75mm Velo-dog cartridge, a centrefire 5.5 mm (nominally 5.75) cartridge slightly less powerful than the 22 Long Rifle, using a jacketed bullet. For the more humane, there were cartridges loaded with spice or salt. The cartridge is, or was until very recently, still made by Fiocchi.
Wellington South was a Canadian federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by theBritish North America Act of 1867 as the “South Riding of the county of Wellington”. The County of Wellington was divided into three ridings: the North, South and Centre Ridings”.
In 1903, the county of Wellington was divided into two ridings, to be called the north and the south ridings of Wellington. To the south riding were added consisted of the townships of Nichol and Pilkington, and the villages of Elora, Erin and Fergus.
In 1924, the riding was renamed “Wellington South” and was defined as consisting of the part of the county of Wellington lying south of the north boundary of the township of Pilkington, the north and east boundaries of the township of Nichol and the north boundary of the townships of Eramosa and Erin.
In 1933, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Wellington lying south of the north boundary of the township of Pilkington, the north and east boundaries of the township of Nichol and the north and east boundaries of the townships of Eramosa.
In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the city of Guelph and the townships of Puslinch, Eramosa, Guelph, Pilkington and Nichol. In 1952, the township of Erin and the village of Elora were added, while the township of Nichol was removed.
Bharati braille /ˈbɑrətiː/ bar-ə-tee, or Bhartiya Braille (Hindi: भारती ब्रेल bhāratī brēl IPA: [bʱaːɾət̪iː bɾɛːlə] ”Indian braille”), is a largely unified braille script for writing the languages of India. When India gained independence, eleven braille scripts were in use, in different parts of the country and for different languages. By 1951 a single national standard had been settled on, Bharati braille, which has since been adopted by Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Bharati braille alphabets use a 6-dot cell with values based largely on English Braille. Letters are assigned as consistently as possible across the various regional scripts of India as they are transliterated in the Latin script, so that, for example, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and English are rendered largely the same in braille.
Justin first appeared in 2006, when Libby Jeffries was looking for the perfect husband. She was drunk and working late on a report when he walked in. He tried to rape her. Justin then became a somewhat cocky antagonist who irritated Claire Solomon and Libby Jeffries. One night at The IV, when he goes too far, troubled amnesiac and barman Kieran Mitchell intervenes, revealing a dormant volatile nature. The violence escalates when Kieran convinces Claire to assist him in kidnapping Justin to teach him a lesson. They bring him to a garden shed behind their home and under duress he repents for his behaviour. He was later discovered by Jay Copeland bound in the trunk of a car.
Originally a character brought in to expose the dark and unpredictable nature of Kieran, he later developed into a prime suspect for Claire’s murder investigation. It seems apparent that he recognizes Claire’s voice from the night of the kidnapping, and he comments at one point that her perfume smells familiar to him too. His initials, J. S. appeared in Claire’s diary as well as his lighter turning up in her bag the morning she was found dead.
Recently it has been revealed that Justin and Gavin Capper have history in that they covered for each other when up on a rape charge. One incident was admitted to police where Justin said that Gavin had help him falsify blood results following an accident.
They were both considered as suspects as the Ferndale Strangler serial killer. Ultimately however, in December 2007, it was revealed that neither party was the Ferndale Strangler.
The linothorax is a modern term conventionally used to describe a type of upper body armor used by the Ancient Greeks, as well as other civilizations, from the Mycenaean Period through the Hellenistic Period. It is based on the Greek λινοθώραξ (in Homer λινοθώρηξ), which strictly is an adjective meaning “wearing a breastplate of linen” (and is not a noun meaning “linen armor” as often stated); the “linothorax” was made of linen, while a “thorax” was made of metal. The earliest attested account of a “linothorax” used for battle is recorded in Book 2 of Homer‘s Iliad (2.529 and 2.830). It is worn by Ajax the Lesser and is described in brief. Homer, composing long before the great armies of Athens, Thebes, Sparta or Alexander the Great, surely understood what the armor was. But the extent to which it was used can not be fully determined. An educated guess can be made, however, based on its use by Alexander the Great, and its mention by other sources such as Herodotus (2.182, 3.47, 7.63), Livy (4.19.2–20.7) and Strabo (Geography, 3.3.6, 13.1.10), and many others. The linothorax appears to have been used in place of the bronze ‘bell cuirass’ as the popular choice of armour for Greek hoplites, starting perhaps around the late seventh century and early sixth century B.C. Its high point, if vase paintings, sculptural reliefs and artistic depictions are to be believed, corresponds with the time of the Persian Wars. By the time of the Peloponnesian War it was still used, and continued to seemingly flourish well into the Hellenistic Period.
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season will be an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. The season will officially start on June 1 and end on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time.
William Herbert Fowler (28 May 1856 – 13 April 1941), also known as Bill Fowler and Herbert Fowler, was an English amateur cricketerwho played 26 first-class cricket matches during the 1880s, principally for Somerset County Cricket Club. He was an all-rounder who was best known for his big-hitting when batting. He was also a famous golf course architect, and designed Walton Heath Golf Club among many others in the United Kingdom and United States.
The term thalassocracy (from Greek language θάλασσα (thalassa), meaning “sea”, and κρατεῖν (kratein), meaning “to rule”, giving θαλασσοκρατία(thalassokratia), “rule of the sea”) refers to a state with primarily maritime realms—an empire at sea, such as Athens or the Phoenician network of merchant cities. Traditional thalassocracies seldom dominate interiors, even in their home territories (for example: Tyre, Sidon, or Carthage). It is necessary to distinguish this traditional sense of thalassocracy from an “empire”, where the state’s territories, though possibly linked principally or solely by the sea lanes, generally extend into mainland interiors.
The term can also simply refer to naval supremacy, in either military or commercial senses of the word “supremacy”. Indeed, the word thalassocracy itself was first used by the Greeks to describe the government of the Minoan civilization, whose power depended on its navy. Herodotus also spoke of the need to counter the Phoenician thalassocracy by developing a Greek “empire of the sea”.
Vuco III is the third album of Croatian singer Siniša Vuco. It was released in 1997 on the Croatia Records record label. Unlike Vuco’s last albumVuco II, this one was poorly received. Producer of his earlier recordings Željko Šparmajer was absent in recording of this album, which basically makes it without any hits. This fact made Vuco release another album the same year as this one called Vuco IV.
Magnus Hundt (1449 probably in Magdeburg – 1519 in Meißen) was a German philosopher, physician and theologian. Together with Otto Casmann he is regarded as the founder of modern anthropology since they invented and popularized the term.
Hundt was born in Magdeburg in 1449 and began his studies in Leipzig at the age of 33, receiving a Baccalaureate in 1484. In 1487, the year he received his advanced degree, he was appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts, and in 1499 he became rector of the University. At some point in his career he is believed to have served as physician to Count Schlick of Joachimsthal. His interests went beyond medicine, and in 1510 he received a doctorate in theology and held a chair in same subject at the University in Meissen, where the University of Leipzig had relocated because of the plague. He died in that city in 1519. During his lifetime, Hundt, also known as Magnus Hund and Magnus Canis (“Big Dog” in Latin), composed a book on grammar, commentaries on St. Augustine and Pierre Lombard, and diverse philosophical works.
Magnus Hundt’s Antropologium de hominis dignitate, natura et proprietatibus, de elementis, partibus et membris humani corporis, published in Leipzig in 1501, serves to explain the body not only anatomically and physiologically, but philosophically and religiously too, stating that humans were created in the image of God and represent a microcosm of the world as God created it. Although the field has evolved to mean something different from how it is used in this work, Hundt’s Antropologium contains the first mention ever of the term anthropology. Antropologium contains 17 woodcut illustrations of human anatomy, one of which, the human head on the verso of the title page, is repeated once. The illustrations are schematic, rather than accurate depictions. Some of the smaller images first appeared, though often in a more crude form, in Johann Peyligk‘sPhilosophie Naturalis Compendium (Leipzig: Melchior Lotter, 1499).
The Koöperatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Bpkt (usually abbreviated to KWV) was a winemaking co-operative founded on 8 January 1918 by wine makers from the Western Cape in South Africa. It was converted from its co-operative status into KWV Ltd on 2 December 2002. The name is Dutch for “Co-operative Winemakers’ Society of South Africa Ltd” (The Afrikaans would be “Koöperatiewe Wynbouersvereniging van Suid-Afrika Bpk”). Prime Minister Jan Smuts was a strong supporter of the initiative and was responsible for getting it through Parliament. Until the early 1990s, KWV controlled the majority of the wine business. After the end of apartheid in 1994, wine exports increased and surpluses disappeared. Today KWV is a large brandy producer. For many decades, KWV products were exported in toto and could not be purchased locally in South Africa (with rare exceptions. For example, a batch of old fortified wine was released locally in the 1970s as a gesture to the public and was bought up within days). This situation changed in 2004, when the first generally-available brands were launched on the local market. In 2005, several of the remaining brands were launched on the local retail market. In 2004, KWV Limited entered into an agreement with Phetogo Investments, a black economic empowerment consortium, whereby the latter would purchase 25.1% of KWV Limited shares. As of 2005, this has been the largest empowerment transaction in the South African wine industry. The KWV Headquarters and main production complex are situated in the Cape Winelands in Paarl.
The Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century is a list of books compiled in 1999 by Literaturhaus München and Bertelsmann, in which 99 prominent German authors, literary critics, and scholars of German ranked the most significant German-language novels of the twentieth century.
The group brought together 33 experts from each of the three categories.[clarification needed] Each was allowed to name three books as having been the most important of the century. Cited by the group were five titles by both Franz Kafka and Arno Schmidt, four by Robert Walser, and three by Thomas Mann, Hermann Broch, Anna Seghers and Joseph Roth.
No. 78 Wing is the Royal Australian Air Force‘s operational training wing. It is headquartered at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, and operates the BAE Hawk 127 lead-in fighter. The wing was formed late in 1943 and flew P-40 Kittyhawk fighters in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II. During the early 1950s, it was based in Malta on garrison duties with the Royal Air Force, operatingDe Havilland Vampire jet fighters. Re-equipped with CAC Sabres, it deployed to Malaya in 1958, flying sorties against communist insurgents in the final years of the Emergency. In the 1960s, it provided regional air defence during the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation, and supplied the equipment and personnel for the RAAF contingent operating from Ubon Air Base in Thailand. No. 78 Wing was disbanded in 1967, but re-formed as an operational training wing in 2000.
“Slow Down Baby” is a song by American recording artist Christina Aguilera from her fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006). RCA Recordsreleased it as the album’s fourth single on July 28, 2007. It was written by Aguilera, Mark Ronson, Kara DioGuardi and Raymond Angry, and produced by Ronson and co-produced by Aguilera. The song is built around samples of “Window Raisin’ Granny” (1973) by American group Gladys Knight and the Pips and “So Seductive” (2005) by American rapper Tony Yayo. Due to the inclusion of the samples, the original songs’ writers obtained writing credits.
Musically, “Slow Down Baby” is a pop and R&B song that incorporates elements of funk, hip hop and soul. It features claviola, horn, organ and pianoinstrumentation. The song garnered positive reviews from music critics, many of whom cited it as a standout track on Back to Basics. Critics also praised its blend of old and modern R&B influences, as well as Aguilera’s vocal performance. The single was only released in Australia during the Oceanian leg of Aguilera’s Back to Basics Tour (2007). “Slow Down Baby” peaked at number 21 on the Australian Singles Chart, although it did not receive any promotion in that country.
The Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), is an Australian medical research institute located in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton,Victoria, consisting of 400 scientists and students belonging to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. The institute occupies two buildings on the Clayton campus at Monash Medical Centre and has close interactions with the hospital, Southern Health,Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, Monash Health Research Precinct and Monash Infection and Immunity Network.
The focus of the work of MIMR is research into the characterisation and application of stem cells, the cause and treatment of inflammation andcancer, and the improvement of women’s, men’s and children’s health. The reputation of MIMR has been built on advances in assisted human reproduction, the reduction of Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), advances in stem cell research and the treatment of arthritis. Together with the collaborative resources of Monash University and the Monash Health Research Precinct, the impact of MIMR research by translation from ‘bench to bedside’ is increased by the commercialisation of its activities.
The Battle of Yongsan was an engagement between United Nations (UN) and North Korean (NK) forces early in the Korean War from September 1–5, 1950, at Yongsan in South Korea. It was part of the Battle of Pusan Perimeter and was one of several large engagements fought simultaneously. The battle ended in a victory for the United Nations after large numbers of United States (US) and South Korean troops repelled a strong North Korean attack.
During the nearby Second Battle of Naktong Bulge, the North Korean People’s Army broke through the US Army‘s 2nd Infantry Divisionlines along the Naktong River. Exploiting this weakness, the NK 9th Division and NK 4th Division attacked to Yongsan, a village east of the river and the gateway to the UN lines of supply and reinforcement for the Pusan Perimeter. What followed was a fight between North Korean and US forces for Yongsan.
The North Koreans were able to briefly capture Yongsan from the 2nd Infantry Division, which had been split in half from the penetrations at Naktong Bulge. Lieutenant General Walton Walker, seeing the danger of the attack, brought in the US Marine Corps 1st Provisional Marine Brigade to counterattack. In three days of fierce fighting, the Army and Marine forces were able to push the North Koreans out of the town and destroy the two attacking divisions. The win was a key step toward victory in the fight at the Naktong Bulge.
For the Romanian satellite television provider to South-Eastern Europe named Digi TV, see Digi TV.
Nebula Electronics Ltd were a small UK company specialising in digital terrestrial cards for Windows PCs. The brand-name for their hardware is DigiTV.
Many users recommended the DigiTV cards due to their easy-to-use software, which was very similar to set top boxes. The installation routine is also very simple, especially for the USB models, which do not require opening up the PC.
Nebula Electronics operated entirely from the United Kingdom, including production and direct sales but they also had distributors in Australia, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. They were renowned for offering the majority of features for the Freeview service including Audio description and MHEG-5, something that contemporary competing products did not.
Rights to the DigiTV software and branding were bought by its sister company Nebula Media Solutions Ltd, and was re-released in December 2010 after a significant facelift with support for Windows 7.
As of the second week of January 2013, the Nebula electronics website and the forum both disappeared, no official announcement has been made as to the seeming demise of this company.
Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden is a 2011 book by Brook Wilensky-Lanford that discusses efforts to locate the Garden of Eden.
Wilensky-Lanford writes that more people began to search for the garden to reassert the truth of the Bible after the advent of Darwinism. The book focuses on 20th-century individuals who have sought to locate the garden. Wilensky-Lanford profiles several individuals who have discussed the location of the garden, including William Fairfield Warren and the author(s) of The Urantia Book. Paradise Lust also discusses the work of archaeologist Juris Zarins.
Associated Press writer Carl Hartman applauded the book as “witty and exhaustively researched”, though he notes that the title could confuse readers. (Wilensky-Lanford chose the book’s title as a reference to Paradise Lost by John Milton, not to indicate sexual content.) Writing in The New York Times, Andrea Wulf praised the book as an “enjoyable parade of oddities” that is an “appealing mix of serious research and tongue-in-cheek humor”, but noted that it occasionally felt like a repetitive list of bizarre characters.
A South Carolina Navy has been formed twice by the State of South Carolina. The first time was during the American Revolutionary War, in which the state purchased and outfitted armed vessels independent of the Continental Navy. The second time was during the American Civil War, when its navy was also distinct from the Confederate States Navy.
Supernumerary roots is a condition found in teeth there may be a larger number of roots than expected. The most common teeth affected aremandibular (lower) canines, premolars, and molars, especially third molars. Canines and most premolars, except for maxillary (upper) first premolars, usually have one root. Maxillary first premolars and mandibular molars usually have two roots. Maxillary molars usually have three roots. When an extra root is found on any of these teeth, the root is described as a supernumerary root.
Jaykant Mishra (born 22 Nov 1922- died 3 Feb 2009) was an Indian author, scholar, and language critic. He was born at Varanasi to a scholar family of Maithili andSanskrit. His father Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. Umesha Mishra and grandfather Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Jayadev Mishra, originally belonged to the Gajhara village in the Madhubani district of Mithili. He completed his M.A. in 1943 and worked as a lecturer in the Department of English and Modern European Languages at Allahabad University. On the advice of Dr. Amarnath Jha, he wrote his Ph.D. thesis in English, entitled ‘History of Maithili Literature.’ He retired as a professor and as the head of the Department of English in 1983. He then continued as a Visiting Professor of English at Sagar University between 1985 to 1988. He served on The All India Board for Research Awards in Humanities in 1986 at Mysore, in the post of Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Social Sciences in Chitrakoot Gramodaya Visvavidyalaya from 1992 to 1994.
Beer in Norway has a long history, going back at least 1000 years. Until around 200 years ago no farm was complete without a brewhouse. From the early 20th century brewing was industrialized and home brewing outlawed. Since then, significant consolidation in the brewing sector has reduced the number of major breweries to just a handful. With the exception of the malty juleøl (Christmas beer), most beer styles brewed in Norway today trace their ancestry to central Europe.
Principals officials (Chinese: 主要官員), as according to the Basic Law, are government officials that are nominated by the Chief Executive and appointed by the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China. They include secretaries of departments and secretaries of policy bureaux. Five other officials are also principal officials because of the importance of their positions (although three of them report to the secretaries and permanent secretaries of policy bureaux).
They are required to be citizens of the People’s Republic of China who are permanent residents of Hong Kong with no right of abode in any foreign country and have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 15 years.
When assuming office, they must, in accordance with law, swear to uphold the Basic Law and swear their allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
Since the introduction of the Principal Officials Accountability System on 1 July 2002, secretaries of departments and secretaries of bureaux (but not the other five officials) are political appointees. Before that all principal officials were civil servants. The civil servants who held the positions of secretaries of bureaux have their titles changed to permanent secretaries, and are no longer principal officials.
Agesiles (or Arseiles), who reigned around 20BC-1BC, is, with Sapadbizes, one of the first identified kings of the northern Indo-European Yuezhi tribes, that had invaded the Greco-Bactriankingdom in the region of Bactria (modern-day northern Afghanistan) from around 125 BC. This king is known only from his coins, which are very rare.
NACA Report No. 736 – Nonstationary Flow about a Wing-aileron-tab Combination Including Aerodynamic Balance was issued by the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1942. It analyzes the oscillating air forces on an airfoil that is equipped with various control or lift-augmenting devices.
A Tandy Pocket Computer is one of a line of 1980s small pocket computers—calculator-sized programmable computing devices—sold primarily under the Tandy or Radio Shack brands, but were actually rebadged Sharp and Casio devices with different model names. They were given designations from PC-1 to PC-8. The PC-1, PC-2, PC-3 and PC-8 are Sharp devices, while the PC-4, PC-5, PC-6 and PC-7 were designed by Casio.
Lowry Air Force Base (1938–1994) is a former United States Air Force base located in the cities of Aurora and Denver, Colorado. Its primary mission throughout its existence was Air Force technical training and was heavily involved with the training of United States Army Air Forces bomber crews during World War II. It was also the home of the United States Air Force Academy from 1954 to 1958, until the Academy’s permanent site in Colorado Springs was completed.
In some versions of the Enûma Eliš Gibil is said to maintain the sharp point of weapons, have broad wisdom, and that his mind is “so vast that all the gods, all of them, cannot fathom it”. Some versions state Gibil, as lord of the fire and the forge, also possesses wisdom of metallurgy.
When Takeley was first registered by the Normans in 1086-87 its boundaries were approximately 8 miles (13 km) in length, with a total area of 3,000 acres (12 km²). However, since the development of Stansted Airport, it has lost nearly a third of its land. Takeley consists of several Ends and Greens, namely Brewer’s End (Briar’s End), The Street, Smith’s Green, Bamber’s Green (Bambrose Green), Molehill Green (Morrell’s Green), Mill End and Cooper’s End. Cooper’s End has since been demolished and the cargo area of the airport now stands on the ground once occupied by the settlement. The access to and from the airport at Cooper’s End was closed briefly in January 1991 but was re-opened in November of that year. Cooper’s End roundabout was developed during the construction of the new airport terminal and is placed just west of the terminal.
A cooking technique in Vietnamese cuisine for “to braise”, “to stew”, or “to simmer” in which a protein source such as fish, shrimp, poultry, pork,beef, or fried tofu is braised on low heat in a mixture of fish sauce, sugar, and water or a water substitute such as young coconut juice. The resulting dish is salty and savory, and meant to be eaten with rice noodles, French bread, or steamed rice.
The 2005 World Series, the 101st Major League Baseball championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Soxsweep the National League champion Houston Astros four games to none in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first in 88 years, since 1917.
Home-field advantage was awarded to Chicago by virtue of the American League’s 7–5 victory over the National League in the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Astros were attempting to become the fourth consecutive wild card team to win the Series, following the Anaheim Angels (2002), Florida Marlins (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2004). Both teams were attempting to overcome decades of disappointment: the Astros were making their first Series appearance in 44 years of play, while the White Sox waited exactly twice as long for a title, having last won the Series in 1917, and had not been in the Series since 1959.
Like the 1982 World Series, this is one of two World Series in the modern era (1903–present) that it is not possible to have a rematch, due to the Astros moving to the American League for 2013. This raises the possibility of the Astros eventually representing two different leagues in World Series competition. That has happened twice before, taking the 19th century contests into account: The Brooklyn Dodgers of 1889 and 1890, and the St. Louis Cardinals, who won the 1886 Series when they were in the American Association. The Milwaukee Brewers, who moved from the AL to the NL in 1998 (the Brewers were the AL representative in the 1982 Series), could also represent two different leagues in the World Series down the road.
Since the end of trench warfare, most military combat knives have been secondarily designed for utility use (clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc.) in addition to their original role as close-quarter combat weapons, and may be referred to as “fighting-utility knives.” On the other hand, military knives that are intended primarily for use in a role other than combat are typically referred to by their primary role, such as “utility knife” or “survival knife“.
Ctenocheloides is a genus of ghost shrimp in the family Callianassidae, containing the single species Ctenocheloides attenboroughi. It was described in 2010, and named in honour of the British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. It is known from a single female specimen collected in shallow water on the north-western coast of Madagascar.
Live at Clark University is a posthumous live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on July 6, 1999 by Dagger Records. The album documents the band’s performance at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 15, 1968. “Fire“, “Red House” and “Foxey Lady“, as well as the two interviews with Jimi Hendrix, were featured on the companion CD to the 2007 book Jimi Hendrix: An Illustrated Experience. The album was re-released on vinyl in 2010 as part of Record Store Day.
Charles Thomas “Tom” McMillen (born May 26, 1952, in Elmira, New York) is a retired NBA professional basketball player, Rhodes Scholar, andDemocratic U.S. Congressman who represented the 4th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 1993. On March 22, 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of the inaugural Board of Directors of the President’s Foundation on Sports, Physical Fitness, and Nutrition. He is also the author of Out of Bounds, a critical look at the unhealthy influence of sports on ethics, and he served on the Knight Foundation’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics investigating abuses within college sports.
eCornell is an online learning company established and wholly owned by Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, U.S.eCornell offers both certificate programs and professional development courses, to provide individuals and corporations a comprehensive online, professional and executive development curriculum.
eCornell was created in 2000 as a for-profit subsidiary of Cornell University to develop and deliver online courses.
eCornell’s professional development programs are developed, designed and authored by one or more faculty from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, School of Hotel Administration, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the College of Engineering. Through an interactive online course environment, practical and essential business and management skills are taught.[not in citation given] Courses offer embedded interviews with Cornell faculty, online access to library reference guides, and additional professional and executive education opportunities at Cornell.
The TNA Women’s Knockout Championship, often referred to simply as the Knockouts Championship, is a professional wrestlingwomen’s world championship owned by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. It is primarily contested for in TNA’s women’s division. It was debuted on October 14, 2007 at TNA’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view (PPV) event under the name the “TNA Women’s World Championship”; it was later renamed the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship in 2008.
It was the only female championship in TNA until the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship was introduced at their No Surrender PPV event on September 20, 2009. Like most unprofessional wrestling championships, the title is won via the result of a scripted match. Overall, there have been 29 reigns shared between 11 wrestlers. The first champion was Gail Kim. The current champion is Velvet Sky, who is in her second reign.
The Kennedys are an American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy. Their first album, River of Fallen Stars, was released under the name “Pete and Maura Kennedy”; they released all subsequent albums as “The Kennedys”. They met in Austin, Texas in 1992, when Pete Kennedy was playing in Nanci Griffith‘s band, and for their first date, each drove 500 miles to meet at Buddy Holly‘s grave inLubbock, Texas. Soon, Maura Boudreau joined Griffith’s band as a harmony singer, and they began their career as a duo when they opened for her during her tour in Ireland. They are influenced by the Byrds and other 1960s rock and folk-rock artists. Their 1998 album Angel Fire featured many songs with literary references, such as “A Letter To Emily” and “Just Like Henry David“.
When performing live Pete plays the acoustic guitar, electric sitar, bass and ukulele, while Maura plays acoustic and electric guitars and uke.
They have performed in clubs and theatres throughout the United States, a cruise, and at Bill Clinton‘s first and second inaugurations.
Pete is from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Maura grew up in Syracuse, New York. After many years living in the East Village in New York City in 2006 joined the many other folk musicians living in Northampton, Massachusetts. They then returned to the East Village in 2008.
In late 2006 , Pete and Maura joined with Chris and Meredith Thompson to form The Strangelings, a folk rock band prominently featuring Pete’s electric sitar. Their first performance was on January 12, 2007. The music includes songs by both the Kennedys and the Thompsons in addition to traditional songs and covers. The current full lineup of The Strangelings includes Pete, Maura, Chris Thompson, Eric Lee on fiddle, Cheryl Prashker on percussion, and Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall, also known as Hungrytown.
Jehiel Cochran House (also known locally as Brickhaven) is a historic house at 65 Burnham Road in Andover, Massachusetts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Massachusetts cultural inventory records at 63 Burnham Road, but by the Andover Historical Society at 65 Burnham Road.
Maximum throughput scheduling is a procedure for scheduling data packets in a packet-switched best-effort communications network, typically a wireless network, in view to maximize the total throughput of the network, or the system spectral efficiency in a wireless network. This is achieved by giving scheduling priority to the least “expensive” data flows in terms of consumed network resources per transferred amount of information.
In advanced packet radio systems, for example the HSDPA 3.5G cellular system, channel-dependent scheduling is used instead of FIFO queuing to take advantage of favourable channel conditions to make best use of available radio conditions. Maximum throughput scheduling may be tempting in this context, especially in simulations where throughput of various schemes are compared. However, maximum throughput scheduling is normally not desirable, and channel-dependent scheduling should be used with care, as we will see below.
“Furt” is the eighth episode of the second season of the American musical television series Glee, and the 30th episode overall. It was written by series creator Ryan Murphy, directed by Carol Banker, and premiered on Fox in the United States on November 23, 2010. The episode features a guest appearance by actress Carol Burnett as a Nazi hunter and mother of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), who shows up for the first time in years, just in time to attend Sue’s wedding to herself. The long-anticipated wedding of Burt Hummel (Mike O’Malley) and Carole Hudson (Romy Rosemont) is also featured, and the bullying storyline reaches a climax that results in Kurt (Chris Colfer) transferring from McKinley High to Dalton Academy at the end of the episode.
The episode features covers of four songs; they received generally favorable reviews. Three were featured during the Hummel–Hudson wedding sequence, and the two songs by Bruno Mars, “Marry You” and “Just the Way You Are“, charted both on the Billboard Hot 100 and internationally. Burnett’s appearance, and her song with Lynch, were lauded by most critics, as was the central wedding of Hudson and Hummel, but Sue’s wedding to herself was widely panned. Additionally, a few reviewers, including The Atlantic‘s Kevin Fallon, thought the bullying storyline had been stretched over too many episodes.
Upon its initial airing, this episode was viewed by 10.41 million American viewers and garnered a 4.0/12 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic, its lowest for the second season to that point, and down substantially from the previous episode, “The Substitute“.
King of the Royal Mounted is a fictional series featuring the character Dave King, created by Stephen Slesinger in 1936. Slesinger licensed popularWestern writer Zane Grey‘s byline and marketed the character as Zane Grey’s King of the Royal Mounted.
Zane Grey‘s son Romer and Slesinger collaborated on many of the stories, and the artwork was produced by Allen Dean, Charles Flanders, and Jim Gary in Slesinger’s New York studio. A movie serial was produced in 1942.
A patients’ bill of rights is a list of guarantees for those receiving medical care. It may take the form of a law or a non-binding declaration. Typically a patient’s bill of rights guarantees patients information, fair treatment, and autonomy over medical decisions, among other rights. In the United States there have been a number of attempts to enshrine a patient’s bill of rights in law, including a bill rejected by Congress in 2001.
Checkmate, a division of Task Force X, is a fictional covert operations agency within the DC Comics universe. It first appeared in Action Comics#598 and proceeded to have its own ongoing title in Checkmate!. In the wake of events depicted in the mini-series The OMAC Project andInfinite Crisis, Checkmate had been re-chartered as a United Nations Security Council-affiliated agency and had its own series, Checkmate (vol. 2).
Chromosome 12 is one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans. People normally have two copies of this chromosome. Chromosome 12 spans about 143 million base pairs (the building material of DNA) and represents between 4 and 4.5 percent of the total DNA in cells.
Identifying genes on each chromosome is an active area of genetic research. Because researchers use different approaches to predict the number of genes on each chromosome, the estimated number of genes varies. Chromosome 12 likely contains between 1,000 and 1,300 genes. It also contains the Homeobox C gene cluster.
Swades: We, the People (Hindi: स्वदेश, pronounced [sʋəˈd̪eːʃ], English: Homeland) is a 2004 Indian film written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi in her first film. Although a failure at the Indian box office, it was successful overseas and received universal critical acclaim and a cult following from Indian and other South Asian audiences around the world. The film was featured on Rediff‘s list of the 10 Best Bollywood Movies of the Decade. It was dubbed into Tamil under the title Desam
The Snøgg class was a Royal Norwegian Navy class of fast patrol boats (FPB). It might also be classified as a torpedo boat or a missile boat. In Norway this type of vessel is called a missile torpedo boat (MTB). The class was named after its lead vessel, Snøgg, which is aNorwegian word meaning “fast”. All of the subsequent names are synonyms of “fast”.
Six vessels were built during 1970 and 1971 to replace the ageing Rapp class. Designed by Lieutenant-commander (later Captain) Harald Henriksen as a development of the Storm-class. None of the vessels are left in Norwegian service today, they have been succeeded by the Hauk-class and Skjold-class class.
The Cloverdale Historic District is a 156-acre (63 ha) historic district in Montgomery, Alabama. It is roughly bounded by Norman Bridge and Cloverdale roads, Fairview and Felder avenues, and Boultier Street. It contains 463 contributing buildings and 4 structures that date from the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries. The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 1985.
The USMLE-Step 2-CK (“Clinical Knowledge”) is the nine-hour long multiple-choice portion of the second part of the United States Medical Licensure Examination. It assesses clinical knowledge through a traditional, multiple-choice examination. In contrast to the USMLE Step 1, the focus is much more on clinical application of medical knowledge. It assesses the ability to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision. The USMLE Step 2 is generally taken during the 4th year of medical school by medical students. From January 2010, the registration fee for the test is $790 for students who take it in North America, with additional charges for applicants who choose a testing region outside the United States or Canada.
The Threatening Bears are two bears hand puppets that appeared on the short-lived ABC TV comedy program The Sideshow. They are very aggressive and always hurt their friends. The most common “friend” to appear is the Koala who is most often hurt. Another friend who commonly appears is a Kangaroo, who sometimes wears a mustache (in this case he is known as a “program supervisor”). Other friends to appear are a sheep, a cockatoo, and The Election Worm.
These hand puppets are usually operated by The Umbilical Brothers, and have their own small segments between certain “show breaks”.
According to architectural historian Deborah R. Temme, writing the NRHP nomination:
The Kelly House, because on the one hand it reflects the popular trend of the time, the use of books for house designs, and on the other hand, because it is a unique type among the types that were built and repeated, reflects the owner’s desire to be up to date according to the method of design, but also expresses his concurrent wish to have a house that would stand apart from others and express his own individuality.
Cathedral constables are employed by a small number of Church of England cathedrals in England. Previously appointed under common law, modern-day constables no longer have any of the powers and privileges of a constable.
Cathedral constables have a long history and can trace their lineage back to the 13th Century. They have played an important, if little known contribution, in the development of policing in the United Kingdom. Before the onset of professional policing, something often overlooked, is the close relationship, which once existed between the church and the imposition of law and order. Parish constables, sometimes referred to as petty constables, were supervised not only by justices of the peace, but also by churchwardens. Like parish constables, church wardens were locally appointed and oversaw the upkeep of the church fabric and property.
In the Middle Ages the parish was the smallest unit of local government in the country. Every parish was centred on the Church of England church and, after theReformation, was responsible for administering civil and religious government at a local level.
Many parishes developed a Vestry - a small body of village officials, answerable only to the bishop and the local justices, and responsible for the ecclesiastical and secular well being of the parish they served. Similarly, many cathedrals employed parish constables to keep watch and maintain law and order, both within and around the cathedral and its precincts. These officers were answerable to the Dean and Chapter.
Currently, Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, Hereford Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral still employ constables; and in December 2011 Chester Cathedral appointed its first head constable, raising the number of cathedrals which employ constables to four. However, officers are no longer attested as constables, unlike the members of the specialist port and parks constabularies. Having no police powers of arrest, cathedral constables utilise ‘any person’ powers of arrest under Section 24A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. In order to preserve their history and tradition, the Liverpool Cathedral Constables formed the Cathedral Constables’ Association; their motto ‘In Deo Speramus,’ simply means, ‘In God we trust.’ The association has published a short book ‘Cathedral Bobbies,’ of the history, traditions and work of cathedral constables through the ages.
From 1957 to 1968 Jüri Okas studied in the 46th Secondary School of Tallinn (today’s Pelgulinna Gymnasium of Tallinn). From 1968 to 1970 he studied in the Tallinn Polytechnic Institute (today’s Tallinn Technical University). From 1970 Jüri Okas studied in the State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR (today’s Estonian Academy of Arts) in the department of architecture. He graduated from the institute in 1974.
From 1974 to 1989 Jüri Okas worked in the design bureau EKE Projekt. From 1989 he has worked in the architectural bureau Okas&Lõoke OÜ.
The art creation by Jüri Okas includes numerous performances, photo collages, prints, installations, book designs and sculptures. Exhibitions of his works have been on display in many Estonian and Finnish galleries and his works have been part of exhibitions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada and Scotland.
Certified email is an email whitelisting technique by which an internet service provider allows someone to bypass spam filters when sending email messages to its subscribers, in return for paying a fee to the certifying service. A sender can then be sure that his messages have reached their recipients without being blocked, or having links or images stripped out of them, by spam filters. The purpose of certified email is to allow companies to reliably reach their customers by email, while giving recipients certainty that a certified message is legitimate and is not a forgedphishing attempt.
‘Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), commonly referred to simply as Fender, is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers, such as solid-body electric guitars, including the Stratocaster and the Telecaster. It is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company, previously named the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, was founded in Fullerton, California, by Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender in 1946. Leo Fender also designed one of the first commercially successful solid-body electric basses, the Precision Bass (P-Bass), which has become known in rock, jazz, country, Motown, funk, and other types of music. Fender’s Precision and Jazz Bass models are now widely considered to be the standard to which most other electric bass guitars are measured.
The company is a privately held corporation, with the controlling majority of its stock owned by a group of its own company officers and managers. Larry Thomas is Chief Executive Officer and James Broenen is Chief Financial Officer.
Thus the name of the parties in a marriage contracted in the external forum are noted in a public register, but a marriage celebrated secretly is to be noted instead in a special register kept in the secret archive of the diocesan curia.
The distinction between the internal forum and the external forum is recognized in the Code of Canon Law, which states: “Of itself, the power of governance is exercised for the external forum; sometimes, however, it is exercised for the internal forum alone, so that the effects which its exercise is meant to have for the external forum are not recognized there, except insofar as the law establishes it in determined cases.”
Within the internal forum a distinction is made between the sacramental internal forum and the non-sacramental internal forum, according as matters are decided in the sacrament of Penance, and thus additionally protected by the seal of confession, or outside of the sacrament.
Sometimes power of governance is given for the sacramental forum only: in each diocese a priest is to be appointed who has the faculty, which he cannot delegate to others, of “absolving in the sacramental forum outsiders within the diocese and members of the diocese even outside the territory of the diocese from undeclared latae sententiae censures not reserved to the Apostolic See“.
In the Roman Curia, the Apostolic Penitentiary has jurisdiction for matters of the internal forum, both sacramental and non-sacramental, but in some instances its decisions hold also in the external forum, as when, unless it states otherwise, a dispensation that it grants in the non-sacramental internal forum from an occult impediment to marriage, is sufficient even if the occult impediment later becomes public.
The term “internal forum” is sometimes used in connection with the controversial so-called “internal forum solution” claimed to justify reception of Holy Communion by someone who is convinced that a former marriage was invalid, but who cannot prove this externally so as to obtain anannulment. This is not a canonical solution.
Eleanor Mary Anne Glynn (born 28 March 1986) is an English recording artist mononymously known as ‘Eleanor’ ; she was born in Oxfordshire England. Medieval Arabian World vocalist, songwriter, record producer, belly dancer, musician, front woman, English Language tutor, architect, property developer, model, fashion designer, choreographer, record label owner, philanthropist, actress and sportswoman. Eleanor won the Miss SIXTV Oxfordshire title in 2005, the Miss Oxfordshire title in 2006 and the Miss England 2006/7 title on the 14 July 2006, she later went on to represent England in the Miss World 2006 contest in Poland and then Miss Great Britain in the Miss Europe 2006 contest Ukraine.
The Armenian reform package was a reform plan devised by the European powers in 1912-1914 that envisaged the creation of two provinces in Turkish Armenia (Western Armenia) placed under the supervision of two European inspectors general, who would be appointed to oversee matters related to the Armenian issues. The inspectors general would hold the highest position in the six eastern vilayets (provinces), where the bulk of the Armenian population lived, and would reside at their respective posts in Erzerum and Van. The reform package was signed into law on February 8, 1914, though it was ultimately abolished on December 16, 1914, several months after Turkey’s entry into World War I.
The Balkan wars had created an opportunity for the revival of new plans to improve the conditions of the Ottoman Armenians. The French, British and Italians were anxious to limit German influence in the Ottoman Empire, while the Russian government encouraged the Catholicos of Armenia to appeal through the viceroy of the Caucasus to the imperial government for intervention in favor of reforms in Armenian-inhabited vilayets. This project was prepared by André Mandelstam, the dragoman at the Russian Embassy in Istanbul, and representatives from the Armenian national assembly. It was introduced and discussed in Constantinople at a meeting of the ambassadors of France, Britain and Italy. The project suggested the formation of a single province from six vilayets (Erzurum, Van, Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Kharput and Sivas) under either an Ottoman Christian or a European governor general. The governor general was to be appointed by the Powers for the ensuing five years. Germany opposed the project and succeeded in obtaining significant modifications, including splitting the region into two provinces.
The reform package was signed on February 1914, between the Ottoman Empire (represented by Grand Vezir Said Halim Pasha) and Russia. Westenenk, an administrator for the Dutch East Indies, and Major Hoff, a major in the Norwegian Army, were selected as the first two inspectors. Hoff was in Van when the war broke out, just as Westenenk was preparing to depart for his post in Erzerum.
In April 390, Butheric, a Gothic magister militum in command of Illyricum (which included Thessalonica), had a popular charioteer arrested for a homosexual offence (he tried to rape a male cupbearer). The populace demanded the charioteer’s release and, as Butheric refused, a general mutiny ensued which cost Butheric and several other Roman authorities their lives. As soon as Theodosius heard of the uprising, he was enraged and ordered an immediate retaliation. The army units sent to Thessalonica acted as if they had captured a hostile city and massacred several thousands of its inhabitants. Church historian Theodoretus puts the figure at about 7 000, saying:
The anger of the Emperor rose to the highest pitch, and he gratified his vindictive desire for vengeance by unsheathing the sword most unjustly and tyrannically against all, slaying the innocent and guilty alike. It is said seven thousand perished without any forms of law, and without even having judicial sentence passed upon them; but that, like ears of wheat in the time of harvest, they were alike cut down.
Although the Emperor changed his mind rather quickly and sent another messenger to cancel his previous order and to prevent the troops from massacring the inhabitants of the city, this revocation came too late.
Ambrose, the bishop of Milan, after hearing about the massacre, left Milan (which was the residence of Theodosius at that time) and refused to celebrate a mass in Emperor’s presence, until Theodosius repented. In a letter to the emperor, Ambrose explained his position and gave reasons for his resolution:
What could I do? Should I not hear? But I could not clog my ears with wax, as old fables tell. Should I then speak about what I heard? But I was obliged to avoid precisely what I feared could be brought about by your orders, that is, a bloodshed. Should I remain silent? But then the worst thing would happen as my conscience would be bound and my words taken away. And where would they be then? When a priest does not talk to a sinner, then the sinner will die in his sin, and the priest will be guilty because he failed to correct him.
According to Theodoret, when the emperor tried to enter a Milanese church, where Ambrose was about to celebrate a mass, the bishop stopped him and rebuked him for what he had done. And because the emperor “had been brought up according to divine words and understood well that some affairs are handled by priests, others by emperors”, he could do nothing but return “weeping and sighing” to the palace. Eight months had passed and Theodosius still sat in the palace, moaning and sobbing. His magister officiorum Rufinus, who “used great freedom of speech due to the familiarity with the emperor”, noticed this behaviour, approached and asked him why he was weeping. Having been told, he volunteered to see the bishop and ask him to reconsider. Theodosius hesitantly agreed and even chose to follow Rufinus from a distance. Ambrose was not restrained at all when negotiating with Rufinus, scolding him and even accusing him of complicity in the massacre: “Rufinus, you are as impudent as a dog, because it was you who advised the emperor such a bloodshed.” When the emperor showed up, Ambrose at first remained stubborn and changed his mind only after Theodosius promised to promulgate a law, which in cases of death sentences would introduce a thirty-day lag before the execution.
Cistanthe umbellata (formerly Calyptridium umbellatum) is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name Mount Hood pussypaws. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Colorado, where it grows in a number of habitat types, including in areas inhospitable to many plant types, such as those with alpine climates. It is a perennial herb forming generally two or more basal rosettes of thick, spoon-shaped leaves each a few centimeters long. The inflorescence arises from the rosette, a dense, spherical umbel of rounded sepals and four small petals.
From 1971 until 1973 he has been assistant to the committee “strategies for curriculum reform” at the commission “Deutscher Bildungsrat,” a commission for educational planning of the German federal and state governments. Before and after his conferral of a doctorate in 1975 he worked on several evaluation projects from preschool to college. In 1980 he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Bremen; in 1993 he was appointed professor for primary school pedagogics and didactics at the University of Siegen.
Zero-based budgeting is an approach to planning and decision-making which reverses the working process of traditional budgeting. In traditional incremental budgeting (Historic Budgeting), departmental managers justify only variances versus past years, based on the assumption that the “baseline” is automatically approved. By contrast, in zero-based budgeting, every line item of the budget must be approved, rather than only changes. During the review process, no reference is made to the previous level of expenditure. Zero-based budgeting requires the budget request be re-evaluated thoroughly, starting from the zero-base. This process is independent of whether the total budget or specific line items are increasing or decreasing.
The term “zero-based budgeting” is sometimes used in personal finance to describe “zero-sum budgeting”, the practice of budgeting every dollar of income received, and then adjusting some part of the budget downward for every other part that needs to be adjusted upward.
Zero based budgeting also refers to the identification of a task or tasks and then funding resources to complete the task independent of current resourcing.
Black Sunshine is a band formed and fronted by extreme sports athlete Matt Reardon and former band guitarist Charles Lee. The band was originally going to release their debut self-titled album on April 13, 2010, but it was delayed to be released on May 25, 2010.
While recuperating from surgeries related to a ski accident, extreme sports athlete Matthew Reardon took time off to recooperate and turned to songwriting. Deciding to form a band to complete the sound of these songs, guitarist John5 introduced Reardon to his previous band-mate from the band Loser, guitarist Charles Lee. Lee, along with bassist Christopher Serafini and drummer Matt ‘Toast’ Young, came together to complete the band. The band worked with producer Bob Marlette (Filter, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on the album, with him playing instruments on several songs as well.
Paul Jiang Taoran (July 27, 1926 – November 15, 2010 Shijazhuang, Hebei, China) was the Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zhengding. Ordained to the priesthood in 1953, he was ordained bishop by the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, without approval from the Vatican. However, in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI gave his approval.
Adsav (Revival) is a Breton nationalist secessionist party active in Britanny, which claims to be neither right-wing or left-wing, although its roots are on the right and it is widely considered to be a far right party.
Adsav was created after a split inside the Parti pour l’Organisation d’une Bretagne Libre. The other faction created the Breton Federalist League. It claims 700 members but this figure is considered a gross overestimation by other political forces. It organises an annual commemoration at the site of the Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier (1488).
In 2002 Adsav was expelled from a rally promoting the reintegration of Nantes into Brittany when its members spray-painted “Bretagne pour les Bretons” (Eng. “Brittany for the Bretons”) on billboards and heckled a group of Berber singers.
The longue durée (French pronunciation: [lɔ̃ɡ dyʁe]; English: the long term), is an expression used by the French Annales School of historical writing to designate their approach to the study of history, which gives priority to long-term historical structures over events— what François Simiand called histoire événementielle, “eventual history”— the short term time-scale that is the domain of the chronicler and the journalist; the longue durée concentrates on all-but-permanent or slowly evolving structures and substitutes for elite biographies the broader syntheses of prosopography.
The approach, which incorporates social scientific methods, such as the recently evolved field of economic history, into general history, was pioneered by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre in the Interwar period. The approach was carried on by Fernand Braudel in the second part of the century: Braudel took stock of the current status of social studies in crisis, floundering under the weight of their own successes, in an article, “Histoire et sciences sociales: La longue durée” in 1958. Among works exemplifying the longue durée Braudel remarked on was Alphonse Dupront’s study of the long-standing idea in Western Europe of a crusade, which extended across diverse European societies far beyond the last days of the actual crusades, and among spheres of thought with a long life, he noted Aristotelian science. In the longue durée of economic history, beyond, or beneath, the cycles and structural crises, lie “old attitudes of thought and action, resistant frameworks dying hard, at times against all logic.” In this sense the history of the longue durée that informs Braudel’s two masterworks offers a contrast to the archives-directed history that arose at the end of the 19th century and a return to the broader views of the earlier generation of Jules Michelet, Leopold von Ranke, Jacob Burckhardt or Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges.
Averil Cameron, in examining the Mediterranean world in Late Antiquity concludes that “consideration of the longue durée is more helpful than the appeal to immediate causal factors.” Sergio Villalobos also expressly takes the long view in his Historia del pueblo chileno.
The optimism bias (also known as unrealistic or comparative optimism) is a bias that causes a person to believe that they are less at risk of experiencing a negative event compared to others. There are four factors that cause a person to be optimistically biased: their desired end state, their cognitive mechanisms, the information they have about themselves versus others, and overall mood. The optimistic bias is seen in a number of situations. For example: people believing that they are less at risk of being a crime victim, smokers believing that they are less likely to contract lung cancer or disease than other smokers, first-time bungee jumpers believing that they are less at risk of an injury than other jumpers, or traders who think they are less exposed to losses in the markets.
Although the optimism bias occurs for both positive events, such as believing oneself to be more financially successful than others and negative events, such as being less likely to have a drinking problem, there is more research and evidence suggesting that the bias is stronger for negative events. However, different consequences result from these two types of events: positive events often lead to feelings of well being and self-esteem, while negative events lead to consequences involving more risk, such as engaging in risky behaviors and not taking precautionary measures for safety.
Testosterone poisoning is a pejorative neologism that refers not to actual poisoning, but to a negative perception of stereotypical aspects of male behavior. This speculative and controversial expression is based on a belief that men and boys with more masculine traits have more negative traits than they would otherwise. The term capitalizes on the perception that masculinity is controlled by the androgen testosterone.
Northtowns Neo-Mediterranean is an architectural style.
Northtowns Neo-Mediterranean houses often include:
- Brick facing (standard modular or Roman) on the front elevation; usually cream-colored, sometimes red.
- White colored aluminum or vinyl siding on side and rear elevations.
- Hip roofs, usually with a low pitch and large eaves.
- Window Mullions; either none or snap-in diagonal grid pattern units.
- Palladian motif fenestration outlines on first floor facade windows, but fitted with standard rectangular windows.
- May have a two-story windows, and/or fanlight over the front door bringing light into two-story foyers.
- Little or no articulation detailing on the facade, except where attached garages join at the houses.
- Double-entrance front doorway.
- Interior design elements: cabinetry, lighting fixtures, and hardware are often neo-Rococo “ornate elegant” styles.
- Residences are usually two-story structures, but traits of the style can often be found in Ranch-style houses and Split-level homes built then.
Former president of PEN Canada, the often called “Iran’s finest living Writer” lives in Toronto, Canada, where he used to teach at the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.
He’s the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, literary theory and criticism, written in Persian and English.
His works has been translated in a dozen of languages.
Moreover, he has translated into Persian works by Shakespeare, Kundera, Mandelstam, Andric, and Fanon.
Winner of the Scholars-at-Risk-Program Award of the University of Toronto and Massey College, Baraheni has taught in the University of Tehran, Iran, University of Texas in Austin, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Toronto and York University. He has also been Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, Britain, Fellow of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Fellow of Winters College, York University.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) is a musical fantasy film, the only feature film ever written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), who was responsible for the story, screenplay and lyrics. It was directed by Roy Rowland, with many uncredited takes actually directed by producer Stanley Kramer. 1953 Academy Award nomination for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Made in 1953, a critical year, with Eastmancolor beginning to edge out “Three-Strip” Technicolor for color production. This film was formatted for the more traditional 1.37:1 “Academy” aspect ratio, rather than the emerging, beginning with Shane, 1.66:1/1.85:1 “flat wide screen” format, even for “Three-Strip” productions. Nevertheless, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. was a last-gasp use of the 1.37:1 Three-Strip Technicolor format, seldom used again, except for archival restorations. The film was re-released in 1958 under the title Crazy Music.
Jung-Ho Pak (born February 4, 1962 in Burlingame, California) is an American symphony conductor. He was the artistic director of Orchestra Nova San Diego from 2006 until his sudden resignation on October 19, 2012. He is the Director of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, as well as musical director of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and the director of orchestras at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
The BSA Blue Star is a British motorcycle made by BSA at their factory in Small Heath, Birmingham. The Blue Star range was produced between 1932 and 1936. In 1936 a slightly uprated sports version called the BSA Empire Star was launched with the Blue Star remaining in the model range. In 1937 an entirely new engine designed by Val Page featured in the Empire Star and the Blue Star was dropped from the range. The Empire Star developed into the famous Gold Star in 1938 (also known as the M24).
The B33-3 O.H.V. 249cc Blue Star was called the Blue Star Junior and the R33-5 348cc O.H.V. Blue Star was known as the Sporting Blue Star. It was the W33-8 499cc O.H.V. that became the most popular, however, and led to the development of the Gold Star.It was known as the “sea beezer” and it was BSAs fifth best seller.
Betty Washington Lewis (June 20, 1733 – March 31, 1797) was the younger sister of George Washington and the only sister to live to adulthood. She was the first daughter of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. She is considered a “founding mother” of America.
She was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia and married Fielding Lewis in 1750. Their children included Lawrence Lewis, who married Eleanor Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Robert Lewis. They built a house in Fredericksburg, Kenmore House, in 1772. In later life, she stayed close with her mother. She died in 1797 while visiting her daughter, Betty Lewis Carter, at the Western View Plantation in Culpeper, Virginia, and is buried there.
Beulah London is a luxury fashion founded by English aristocrat Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs and fashion designer Lavinia Brennan. Founded in 2011, the brand has already won high-profile clients such as Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Natalia Vodianova, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pippa Middleton and The Duchess of Cambridge. The company has dedicated itself to social justice in its employment of Indian human trafficking victims to manufacture their clothing and accessories. They have received endorsements from several organizations for their commitment to social justice, including ECPAT-UK, Freeset, and the Dalit Freedom Network.
Conan and the Treasure of Python is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard‘s seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1993; a regular paperback edition followed from the same publisher in August 1994.
Paraphilia NOS or Paraphilia (Not Otherwise Specified) is the term used by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to refer to any of the many other paraphilias that are not explicitly named in the manual. These include rare paraphilias such as telephone scatologia, necrophilia, zoophilia, urophilia, coprophilia, and partialism. There is no consensus about the status as “paraphilic” for some kinky or alternative sexual interests.
In engineering, defect tracking is the process of finding defects in a product (by inspection, testing, or recording feedback from customers), and making new versions of the product that fix the defects. Defect tracking is important in software engineering as complex software systems typically have tens or hundreds or thousands of defects: managing, evaluating and prioritizing these defects is a difficult task. When the numbers of defects gets quite large, and the defects need to be tracked over extended periods of time, use of a defect tracking system can make the management task much easier.
Köprübaşı is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 10,851 of which 5,049 live in the town of Köprübaşı. The district covers an area of 318 km2 (123 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 253 m (830 ft).
where labels , , denote core, active and virtual orbitals (see Complete active space) respectively, and are the orbital energies of the involved orbitals, and operators are the spin-traced operators . These operators commute with and , therefore the application of these operators on a spin-pure function produces again a spin-pure function.
The Dyall Hamiltonian behaves like the true Hamiltonian inside the CAS space, having the same eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the true Hamiltonian projected onto the CAS space.
A Shpolskii (or Shpol’skii) matrix is a low-temperature host-guest system consisting of guest or impurity chromophore embedded in a crystalline matrix. The fluorescence emission spectra and absorption spectra of Shpolskii matrices exhibit narrow lines instead of the inhomogeneously broadened features normally associated with spectra of chromophores in liquids or solids. The phenomena was first described by Eduard Shpolsky in the 1950s and 1960′s in the journals Transactions of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and Soviet Physics Uspekhi.
Shpolskii matrices are formed when each chromophore neatly replaces one or more molecules in the host crystalline lattice. A good match between the chromophore and the host lattice leads to a uniform environment for all the chromophores and hence greatly reduces the inhomogeneous broadening of the electronic transitions. In addition to the weak inhomogeneous broadening of the transitions, the quasi-lines observed at very low tempeatures are phonon-less transitions. Since phonons originate in the lattice, an additional requirement is weak chromophore-lattice coupling. Weak coupling increases the probability of phonon-less transitions and hence favors the narrow zero phonon lines. The weak coupling is usually expressed in terms of the Debye-Waller factor, where a maximum value of one indicates no coupling between the chromophore and the lattice phonons. The narrow lines characteristic of the Shpolskii matrix are only observed at cryogenic temperatures because at higher temperatures many phonons are active in the lattice and all of the amplitude of the transition shifts to the broad phonon sideband. The original observation was made at liquid nitrogen temperature (77 kelvins), but using temperatures close to that of liquid helium (4.2 K) yields much sharper spectral lines and is the usual practice.
Shpolskii matrices result from fortuitous compatibility between the chromophore and the host matrix and most of the known systems consist of dilute solutions of mono- or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in low molecular weight linear alkanes. The solution is often flash frozen with cold helium gas. Linear alkanes interact weakly with the chromophores and crystallize when frozen. The length of the alkanes is often chosen to approximately match the dimensions of the chromophore, and are usually in the size range between n-pentane and n-dodecane.
Sir Jack Westrup (26 July 1904 – 21 April 1975) was an English musicologist, writer, teacher and occasional conductor and composer.
He held the positions of Director-General for Justice and Director-General for Public Works in the government of Émile Reuter from 28 September 1918 to 15 April 1921. A member of the Liberal League, Liesch resigned from the government along with Michel Welter in 1921 in order to hold to account the majority Party of the Right.
After his departure from the government, he served as the Inspector-General for Customs and Assizes until 1939. On 23 January 1937, he was appointed to the Council of State of Luxembourg, in which he sat until 16 November 1945 (although only nominally for most of that period, due to the German occupation of Luxembourg in World War II).
Stan Saanila (born 27 June 1968) is a Finnish stand-up comedian. He is one of the team captains, opposite novelist Jari Tervo, in the television show Uutisvuoto, filling a vacancy left when longtime captain Tommy Tabermann stepped down in order to run for a place in the Parliament of Finland in 2007. Following Tabermann’s election into the Parliament and his 2010 death, Saanila has continued as captain.
Albanian (gjuha shqipe, pronounced [ˈɟuha ˈʃcipɛ], or shqip [ʃcip]) is an Indo-European language spoken by approximately 7.6 million people all over the world, primarily in Albania and Kosovo but also in other areas of the Balkans in which there is an Albanian population, including western Republic of Macedonia, southern Montenegro, Greece and Italy. Albanian is also spoken in centuries-old Albanian-based dialect speaking communities scattered in southern Greece, southern Italy, Sicily, and Ukraine. Additionally, speakers of Albanian can be found elsewhere throughout the latter two countries resulting from a modern diaspora, originating from the Balkans, that also includes Scandinavia, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, and the United States.
Coosa High School is one of four public county high schools serving grades 9-12 near the city of Rome, in Floyd County, Georgia, the United States. Coosa serves the areas of Garden Lakes, Cave Spring, Alto Park, and Coosa Valley. The mascot is the bald eagle. The school colors are white and black, although red is sometimes used instead of white. The current principal is Trevor Hubbard.
Public Higher Medical Professional School in Opole (Polish name: PMWSZ- Państwowa Medyczna Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa) – a state medical school in Opole, created on 1 May 2003. PMWSZ educates students in the following directions:
- public health
and after obtaining the consent of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
- medical emergency
Rector: prof. dr hab. MD Andrzej Steciwko
Fabiane Mayumi Hukuda (born July 12, 1981 in Registro) is a female judoka from Brazil, who twice won the bronze medal in the half lightweight division (– 52 kg) at the Pan American Games (1999 and 2003). A resident of Belo Horizonte, she represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
The UK All Terrain Mobility Platform is commonly known by the name of its manufacturer Supacat. It is a lightweight, 6-wheeled vehicle used by airborne and air-mobile forces of the British Army.
A GPMG may also be fitted to create an effective mobile fire support platform.
The Supacat has permanent six wheel drive (6×6) with the front four wheels (two axles) steered conventionally by using a rotating handlebar arrangement. These handlebars also operate the steering brakes which act independently on each side of the vehicle giving brake steering.
The Supacat is built around a steel rectangular hollow section chassis frame which forms the entire shape of the vehicle and to which all components and attachments are fitted. The ‘body’ of the Supacat forms a hull which enables the vehicle to float and protects the majority of mechanical components.
The vehicle can be configured for a number of roles:
- Basic ATMP
- FLPT (Fork Lift Pallet Trailer) to lift, handle and carry pallets up to 1.6 tonnes.
- SLLPT (Self Loading Lightweight Pallet Trailer)
- ‘Fuel Cat’ is able to carry and pump up to 1000 litres of aviation fuel. It also carries an engine start system for the aircraft. It is also able to tow an APFC (Air Portable Fuel Container).
- Mounted crane
- Aircraft crash recovery
- Radio rebroadcast stations
- Casualty evacuation.
The Supacats were initially taken into service by the United Kingdom in 1988 and have been heavily used in active service.
A modified Supacat 6X6 MK III was used in the movie Brazil.
The Gardner–Salinas braille codes are a method of encoding mathematical and scientific notation linearly using braille cells for tactile reading by the visually impaired. The most common form of Gardner–Salinas braille is the 8-cell variety, commonly called GS8. There is also a corresponding 6-cell form called GS6.
Silo cleaning is a process to maximize the efficiency of storage silos that hold bulk powders or granules. In silos, material is fed through the top and removed from the bottom. Typical silo applications include animal feed, industrial powders, cement, and pharmaceuticals.
Free movement of stored materials, on a first-in, first-out basis, is essential in maximizing silo efficiency. The goal of silo efficiency is to ensure that oldest material is used first and does not contaminate newer, fresher material. Two main problems, rat holing and bridging, complicate silo efficiency. When rat holing occurs, powders adhere to the sides of silos. Bridging occurs when material blocks at the silo base.
Manual cleaning, by lowering a worker on a rope to free material, is the simplest way to clean silos. However, manual cleaning is dangerous due to the release of material and the possible presence of gases. In cases of bridging, an additional danger exists as the exit hole needs to be rodded from underneath, exposing the worker to falling powder.
Alternative cleaning methods include:
- Air blasters are a well established cleaning method. Air cannons are expensive, however, as limited coverage requires purchase of multiple units. Air cannons are also noise intrusive and require high consumption of compressed air.
- Vibrators are easy to fit into empty silos, but can cause structural damage and contribute to powder compaction.
- Low friction linings are quiet, but expensive to install and prone to erosion which can then contaminate the environment or product.
- Inflatable pads and liners are easy to install in empty silos and can help side wall build up but have no effect on bridging. Inflatable pads and liners are also hard to maintain and can cause compaction.
- Fluidisation through a one-way membrane can help compacted material, but are expensive and difficult to install and maintain. These systems can also contribute to mechanical interlocking and bridging.
- Acoustic cleaners are the latest and possibly safest way to clean silos as these systems are non-invasive and do not require silos to be emptied. Acoustic cleaning are also a preventative solution.
- Pneumatic or Hydraulic Whip Machines are portable machines used to “cut” build up on the walls of silos while being remotely operated from outside of the vessel.
- Silo Cleaning Companies provide turn key silo cleaning services using several different kinds of methods(depending on the company).
MS Costa Luminosa is a cruise ship, owned and operated by Costa Crociere. Costa Luminosa entered service on May 5, 2009. The ship’s design is a Hybrid, taking the best elements of Spirit-class and Vista-class cruise ships. A sister ship, Costa Deliziosa was launched in February 2010 and is based on the same design. Costa Luminosa departed Civitavecchia, Italy on June 3, 2009, on her 13-night maiden voyage, with ports of call in Savona, St. Tropez, Barcelona, Lisbon, Le Havre and Amsterdam.
The 813th Strategic Aerospace Division (813th SAD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with Strategic Air Command, assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, being stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. It was inactivated on 2 July 1966.
Activated in 1954 as an intermediate command echelon of Strategic Air Command, providing command and control, of B-47 Stratojet medium bomber wings in Florida. Inactivated in 1956 due to budget constraints. Reactivated in 1959 as a B-47 Division in the upper Northwest, acquiring control of ICBM missile Wings in 1962. It maintained the capability to conduct long range bombardment operations and strategic missile warfare. In addition, the 813th supported Air Reserve and National Guard programs, established applicable safety programs, and administered the security protection program.
Inactivated in 1966 along with the phaseout of Titan I and Atlas ICBMs.
Bute Building is occupied by Cardiff University and is a grade II listed building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales. It currently houses the Welsh School of Architecture and the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
The neoclassical building was designed by architects Percy Thomas and Ivor Jones, who won a competition in 1911 to design a building for Cardiff Technical College. The foundations of the building were laid in 1913 and the building opened in 1916. The building has six Roman Doric columnsin the front of the building and includes the Birt Acres Lecture Theatre
Conoco Inc. was an American oil company founded in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Company. It is now a brand of gasolineand service station in the United States which belongs to the ConocoPhillips Company. Before the merger, Conoco had its headquarters in what is now the current ConocoPhillips headquarters in the Energy Corridor of Houston, formerly known as the Conoco Center.
Clan Lamont ( listen (help·info)) is a Highland Scottish clan. The clan is said to descend from Ánrothán Ua Néill, an Irish prince of the O’Neill dynasty. As a part of this lineage, the clan claims descent from the legendary Niall Noigíallach, High King of Ireland. Clan MacEwen of Otter, Clan MacNeil of Barra, Clan MacLachlan, and Clan Sweeney are also descendants of Anrothan, and thus are distant kin to Clan Lamont.
Clan Lamont’s historical domain was a prominent one; for centuries, they powerfully ruled almost all of the rugged lands of the Cowal peninsula inArgyll. However, Clan Lamont was severely crippled by the Dunoon Massacre in 1646, when Campbell clansmen brutally murdered around 200 Lamont clan members. As a result of this and other events, Clan Lamont was repressed into smaller areas of Cowal. Many Lamonts moved to different parts of Scotland, particularly to the lowland areas. Today, Lamonts are widespread across the globe. 
The 26th and current chief of Clan Lamont is Rev. Fr. Peter Noel Lamont, Chief of the Name and Arms of Lamont.
The Idaho Observer was a monthly hardcopy 24-page constitutionally-oriented newspaper, founded in January 1997 in North Idaho, United States, but with a scope that covered all of America, delivered nationwide. The paper was a prominent example of advocacy journalism, focusing primarily on populist political issues, 9/11 truth, and the preservation of American civil liberties. TheObserver also covered holistic medicine, along with national and international current affairs. In September 2009, Don Harkins, the editor of the newspaper, died. His widow, the director of Vaccination Liberation Ingri Cassel, announced in May 2010 that publication of The Idaho Observer would be discontinued. In August 2010, Mrs. Cassel signed the rights to The Idaho Observerover to David M. Estes. The effective date of the transfer was 1 September 2010. Since then, The Idaho Observer has been published as an Internet-based newspaper with the intention to return to print as the market dictates.
Sightings of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey have become increasingly rare. The primate was thought to be extinct until the 1990s when a small population was discovered in Na Hang District in Tuyen Quang Province of Vietnam. Heavy poaching for food as well as the wildlife blackmarket and the destruction of habitat are the main reasons why the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is considered to be one of “The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates.”
By 2008, when a small population with three infants was discovered in a remote forest, fewer than 250 of the primates were thought to exist.
The Perfect Crime is the second studio album by English punk rock band the Anti-Nowhere League. The sound of the band changed a great deal from their debut album We Are…The League album. The Perfect Crime features a blend of 1980s rock with a light punk sound. It was a big seller but the last studio album by the band before their 10 year break up.
Italian history can be said to have started in the 9th century BC,high when earliest accounts record the presence of Italic tribes in present-day central Italy. Linguistically, they were divided into Oscans, Umbrians and Latins. Later the Latin culture became dominant, as Rome emerged as a powerful city-state around 350 BC. Other pre-Roman civilizations include Magna Graecia (or Greater Greece), when Greeks began settling in Southern Italy in the 8th century BC and lasted until the 3rd century BC and also the Etruscan civilization, which flourished between 900 and 150 BC in the central section of the peninsula.
The Roman Empire later dominated Western Europe and the Mediterranean for many centuries, making immeasurable contributions to humanity. Some of these led to the development of Western philosophy, science and art, that remained central during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. After the fall of Rome in AD 476, Italy remained fragmented in numerous city-states for much of the following millennium, finally falling under different foreign dominations. Parts of Italy were annexed to the Spanish, the Austrian and Napoleon I‘s empire, while the Holy See maintained control over Rome, before the Italian Peninsula was eventually liberated and unified in the late 19th century.
The new Kingdom of Italy, established in 1861, quickly modernized and built a large colonial empire, colonizing parts of Africa, and countries along the Mediterranean. However, many regions of the young nation (notably, the South) remained rural and poor, originating the Italian diaspora. Italy wins the World War I against its historical enemies, the Austrian Empire. Soon afterwards, however, the liberal state collapsed to social unrest: theFascists, led by Benito Mussolini, took over and set up an authoritarian dictatorship. Italy joined the Axis powers in World War II, falling into a bloody Civil War after a monarchist coup ousted Mussolini in 1943, surrendering to the Allies in 1943, so eventually winning the war against Fascists andNazi Germany in 1945.
In 1946, as a result of a Constitutional Referendum, the monarchy was abolished. The new republic was proclaimed on 2 June 1946. In the 1950s and 1960s, Italy saw a period of rapid modernization and sustained economic growth, the so-called Italian economic miracle. The country, coming back to international politics among Western democratic powers, joined the European Economic Community (which has later constituted theEuropean Union), the United Nations, NATO, the G7 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Italy is currently ranked as a major regional power.
The White Cloud Mountains are part of the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, located in central Idaho, southeast of Stanley inCuster County. The range is located within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) and is part of the largest unprotected roadless area in the United States outside of Alaska. The mountains and roadless area are part of the proposed “White Cloud Wilderness Area,” one of three new wilderness areas proposed as a part of the controversial Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act.
The White Cloud Mountains are located on National Forest land in with numerous trails in the area. Camping is permitted anywhere on the national forest land and there are no fees to access the area. Primary access to the area is via State Highway 75, the Salmon River Scenic Byway, which accompanies the main Salmon River as it descends along the range’s western and northern perimeter.
The highest peak in the White Cloud Mountains, and the SNRA, is Castle Peak at 11,815 ft (3,601 m). The Sawtooth Mountains are about twenty miles (32 km) west of the White Clouds, on the west side of the river and highway, and the Boulder Mountains are directly south of the White Clouds.
The Palandomus invented in 1919 by architect Mario Palanti, consists of a cementblock of 18x18x36cm made with the vibration system, to serve as the cellular element of construction, being designed with a particular shape “hermaphrodite”, which allows placement in any sense, without the constraints of location if not horizontal. In fact the thin ledge, ribs protrusion allow to leave the walls without plaster, but at the same time, ensure the maximum bonding of the elements. The Palandomus is sufficient to withstand up to safety limit of 70 meters in elevation, allowing, without special precautions, the installation of jack arch to openings doors and windows and of dry archivolt.
Sophisticated Games is a UK based developer of board games best known for its series of Lord of the Rings games which are based directly on J. R. R. Tolkien‘s books rather than the movies. It started up in 1998 in Cambridge, UK and is run by ex book publisher Robert Hyde in partnership with Ken Howard and Sophia Hyde.
It is also the originator of the abstract game by Reiner Knizia Ingenious, known as Einfach Genial in Germany. This was the game that was runner up in the 2004 Spiel des Jahres and much encouraged the subsequent trend towards abstract games in Germany. It has also published his new game Callisto.
The M2 gas mask was a French-made gas mask used by French, British and American forces from April 1916 to August 1918 during World War I.The M2 was fabricated in large quantities, with about 29,300,000 being made during the war. It was intended to protect the wearer from at least five hours’ exposure to phosgene gas, a common chemical weapon of the time.
Matato’a (the watchful eye of the warrior) is a musical and dance group from Easter Island (Rapa Nui). It is one of the most famous bands from the island. Matato’a was founded in 1996 byKevamatato’a Atan. It was in 1998 that they adopted the name of Matato’a, which means ‘warrior’ or ‘guardian’. They played in all over Chile in the same year. Mito Manutomatoma, a founding member, left the group in 1999 to play mainstream Chilean music.
The group, consisting largely of family members, uses traditional instruments, such as stones, horse jawbone, and bombo along with electric guitars and other modern elements to create a unique fusion sound.
Matato’a's principal motivation is to promote the ancestral traditions, the dances, the costumes, & body paintings of the Rapa Nui People. Performances are high-energy, with intensive indigenous cultural representation.
Spalirises (50–47 BCE) was an Indo-Scythian ”Great king” of the 1st century BCE. He was the brother of Vonones (some of his coins explain he was “Brother of the king”), and probably identical with Spalahores.
The territories of Spalarises were apparently absorbed by Azes I, his successor, who appears on the reverse on some of his coins
Peter O’Meara is an award-winning Irish-born actor. Lauded for his work on the London stage he came to the screen in the groundbreaking HBO series Band of Brothers playing 1st Lt Norman Dike. He garnered a popular following on USA TV series Peacemakers as Det Larimer Finch bringing the science of the future to the old west opposite Tom Berenger as Marshall Jared Stone. For this he received a Western Heritage Bronze Wrangleraward.
The series debuted in 2004 as basic cable’s then highest ever premiere. O’Meara received a Western Heritage Wrangler award for his role as Detective Finch. He went on to guest star on season 4 of Alias as international arms dealer Martin Bishop opposite Jennifer Garner. He has also guest starred on CSI: NY with Gary Sinise, Without A Trace with Anthony La Paglia and The Forgotten with Christian Slater. All three are produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. He recurred on the Sky/Cinemax action series Strikeback as Major Brian Donoghue.
On the big screen O’Meara has appeared in Haven with Orlando Bloom, Resident Evil: Extinction, with Milla Jovovich and the acclaimed British World War I drama My Boy Jack with Daniel Radcliffe and Carey Mulligan.
O’Meara is friend to Justin Long in the Newline Cinema hit romantic comedy He’s Just Not That into You playing Bill opposite Ginnifer Goodwin. The CD movie soundtrack features an extra date scene between the two.
A passport stamp is a rubber stamp inked impression received in one’s passport upon entering or exiting a country. Passport stamps may occasionally take the form of sticker stamps. Depending on nationality, a visitor may not receive a stamp (unless specifically requested), such as an EU citizen traveling to another EU country. Most countries issue exit stamps in addition to entry stamps. A few countries only issue entry stamps, including Canada, United States, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Visas may also take the form of passport stamps.
The X-10 Fastcache Floppy Drive was a floppy disk drive that read 3.5″ floppies at ten times the speed of a standard floppy drive. It could read an entire floppy disk in about five seconds. The X-10 drive ran at 4x spindle speed and could write or read to both sides of the floppy simultaneously. Whenever the user inserted a disk, the drive would immediately read the entire floppy into its own custom Intel 80188 CPU-based proprietarycontroller card RAM. The drive used motorized ejection so it could sequence and cache writes. The drive was optimized so it could step fast enough to avoid missing tracks improving over the normal slow seek times on a standard floppy drive. The X10 Fastcache Floppy was offered for sale by Corporate Systems Center (CSC). It was priced, in 1996, at US$149 retail and US$100.00 OEM when standard floppy drives retailed at US$50.00. About 1,000 X-10 units were ever made.
Leonard Oprea (born December 1953) is a Romanian novelist, poet, and essayist. In the late 1980s, he wrote two books of fiction that were banned by the Communist regime and gained him repute among dissidents. Following the 1989 Revolution, the books were published but did not attract significant notice during the political upheaval of the time. He left Romania for the United States in 1999, after which the pair of previously banned works was once again released, this time to acclaim from literary critics and public figures. In the 2000s, he wrote the fictional series Theophil Magus.
Mechanical systems drawing is a type of technical drawing that shows information about heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. It is a powerful tool that helps analyze complex systems. These drawings are often a set of detailed drawings used for construction projects; it is a requirement for all HVAC work. They are based on the floor and reflected ceiling plans of the architect. After the mechanical drawings are complete, they become part of the construction drawings, which is then used to apply for a building permit. They are also used to determine the price of the project.
Rogers Airfield (also known as 30-Mile Drome) is a former World War II airfield near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It was part of a multiple-airfield complex in the Port Moresby area, located 30 miles (48 km) north-west of Port Moresby by air, near Rorona (also spelled Rarona).
On November 15, 1942, the airfield was named in honor of Major Floyd “Buck” W. Rogers (C.O. of 3rd BG, 8th BS) who was KIA flying A-24 41-15797
Konstantin Yuryevich Khabensky (Russian: Константин Юрьевич Хабенский; born 11 January 1972) is a Russian actor best known in the West for starring in the films Night Watch and Day Watch as the lead character Anton Gorodetsky.
Khabensky was born and trained in St Petersburg, and now resides in Moscow. Khabensky was already a popular and well-established theatre and television/film actor prior to appearing in the -Watch films. However, their unprecedented success in both Russia and worldwide has made Khabensky the very popular actor in Russia, and one of the best-known Russian actors in the West.
Khabensky has been a stage actor in Satyricon Theatre (Moscow) and Lensovet Theatre in Saint Petersburg. In 1995–1996, he worked as presenter of regional TV in the department of music and information programs. Since 2003, Khabensky has been a member of Moscow Art Theatre stage cast, and a lead actor in Duck Hunt (Zilov), Mikhail Bulgakov‘s White Guard (Alexey Turbin) and Hamlet. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute for Theatre, Music and Cinema in 1996 (course of V. Filshtinsky).
Sealers’ Oven is a man-made structure of mud and stone located at 34° 53′ 40.6″ S 118° 20′ 2.3″ E on Waychinicup Inlet near Albany, Western Australia. Believed to be a semi-permanent bread oven built by sealers around 1800, it predates European colonisation of Western Australia by over twenty years, and is therefore one of the state‘s oldest non-Indigenous artifacts.
Built on a granite outcrop about four metres above the high tide line, it is a roughly circular kiln about one metre high and 1.5 metres across. At the top there is an access hole about 30 centimetres across, and there are two small ventilation holes at the base on the eastern side. It is built from granite stones, broad and flat at the bottom but somewhat larger and more circular at the top, suggesting that it may have been partially rebuilt.
Sealers’ Oven has been known of since the early days of colonisation, but was neither used nor protected until 1973, when the Government of Western Australia established a twelve square metre reserve around the oven at the request of the National Trust of Australia. It was classified by the National Trust in 1977, and has been part of the Waychinicup National Park since the park’s establishment in 1990. In 1997 it was placed on the Heritage Council of Western Australia‘s Register of Heritage Places.
Relative species abundance is a component of biodiversity and refers to how common or rare a species is relative to other species in a defined location or community. Relative speciesabundances tend to conform to specific patterns that are among the best-known and most-studied patterns in macroecology.
The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace (also known as the Peace Centre) is an educational peace charity based in United Kingdom (charity no.1048990). It was formed in 1995 by the parents of Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball, two children who were killed in the1993Warrington bomb attacks, which were perpetrated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. The Foundation delivers programmes for young people and adults.
Peace Centre raises money through donation, corporate support, sponsoring a participant, support from charitable trusts and foundations, Big Lottery Fund, Gifts in Kind, Gift Aid, In memoriam donations.
Qianichthyosaurus is an extinct genus of Ichthyosaur from the late Triassic (Carnian) period. Its fossils have been found in southeastern China in the Falang formation near Huangtutang in the province of Guizhou. It has similar characteristics with the ichthyosaur Toretocnemus, that comes from theUnited States, that together they form the family of the Toretocnemidae. This species is much smaller than the usual ichthyosaur, it was 2 meters in corporal longitude, with a shorter nose, large ocular orbits, and a much larger neural spine from the tail to the torso.
He was born November 1728 in Edinburgh, the son of Gilbert Elliot. He arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746 as an apprentice and established himself as a trader. In 1762, he was elected a member of the board of trustees of the College of Philadelphia. In 1763, he was appointed collector of the port of New York and receiver general of New York. In 1764 he was appointed to the Province of New York executive council.
During the American Revolution he remained a Loyalist. A few days after the declaration of independence he left New York City for Perth Amboy for his safety. He returned to New York City after the British reoccupation. On 1 May 1777 he was appointed the head of the military court of police and on 17 July the superintendent of all imports and exports. In 1780 he was appointed lieutenant governor of the Province of New York. In 1783 he was part of the delegation that met with George Washington. He was the acting governor from April 1783 to November. Elliot left for Scotland in December 1783.
ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan is an Philippine media organization. It was established by ABS-CBN, to raise awareness in nature and to advocate for preservation of the environment.
Bantay Kalikasan (Nature Watch), AFI’s environmental arm, started on July 21, 1998. It is a media-based project supported by a multi-sector network of government agencies, private institutions, and non-government organizations. It was launched to serve as a catalyst in addressing the concern over the worsening state of the Philippine environment characterized by air and water pollution, denudation of forests, irresponsible waste disposal and their life-threatening effects. Originally, Bantay Kalikasan started as a radio program in DZMM, addressing environmental problems raised by its listeners.
Bantay Kalikasan committed itself to undertake and catalyze initiatives by maximizing media resources to help ensure an actively protected, adequately rehabilitated, and sustainably developed environment. Its current objectives are as follows:
- Develop and implement strategic environmental projects
- Raise public consciousness on environmental issues and concerns
- Provide a venue for publicizing and addressing environmental issues, problems and similar concerns
- Urge the effective enforcement of relevant environmental policies and laws.
Bantay Kalikasan has the following projects so far:
- Save the La Mesa Watershed Project, which consists of:
- La Mesa Eco-Park
- La Mesa Nature Reserve
- Bantay Baterya
- Bantay Langis
- Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig
- Magandang Pilipinas Eco Tourism.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is a British handmade (except chassis) luxury coupe manufactured by Rolls-Royce that debuted at the 2008 Geneva International Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6 March 2008. The platform is based on the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantomand has styling heavily derived from the Rolls-Royce 100EX, a concept car unveiled to celebrate the company’s centennial in 2004. Its interior includes leather and wood veneer. There is a button to close the “coach doors”. The Phantom Coupe has the same 6.75 litre V12 as found in the other Phantom models, developing 338 kW (453 bhp) of power and 720 N·m (531 lb·ft) of torque. 
In Japan, on June 15, 1991, an amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention Law (Law No. 47, May 19, 1993) came into effect to include measures for the protection of qualified secret “technical or business information”. The Unfair Competition Prevention Law was amended in recognition of the increasing importance of trade secrets in industrial society and, the recent strong international demand for harmonization of intellectual property laws. Prior to the amendments, there was no statute which directly protected trade secrets, although they were protected to some extent under general laws such as contract and tort law.
2003 amendments brought the establishment of criminal sanction for misappropriation of trade secrets.
2004 amendments provided that the protective order be granted in an action relating to trade secrets. Under a disclosure principle of litigation prescribed by Article 82 of the Japanese Constitution, maintaining the confidentiality of any evidence regarding confidential information submitted to the court had been one of the major challenges under the practice of public trials.
TheCityUK is the new, independent membership body for promoting the UK-based financial and professional services industry. It continues the work of International Financial Services London(IFSL) and UKTI’s Financial Services Sector Advisory Board (FSSAB). Both were incorporated into TheCityUK.
The three areas TheCityUK’s work focuses on are:
- Overseas promotion – it promotes the UK overseas as a world class centre for financial and related professional services.
- Domestic promotion – it encourages greater understanding of, and support for, the financial services industry in the UK.
- Regulation and trade – it supports industry efforts to work with government and regulators, to ensure that regulatory developments and trade policy foster free and open markets for the UK’s financial services industry.
TheCityUK, through the Research Centre, conducts primary research among members, businesses and consumers about relevant financial and professional services issues and produces a range of authoritative economic reports on industry sectors, products, and key financial indicators.
TZAAR is the seventh game released in the GIPF series and Games Magazine‘s 2009 Game of the Year. It is the announced replacement forTAMSK, the second board game in the GIPF Project. With TAMSK being taken out of the series, the GIPF Project series is still at its intended final number of six games. The game was officially released in 2008. A special limited edition (1000 copies) pre-release version of the game (all numbered and signed copies) came for sale at the Spiel 2007 games fair in Essen.
The game is a mix of stacking and capturing. Each player plays with 3 types of pieces: 6 tzaars, 9 tzarras, and 15 totts. In the initial phase of the game, the players put the pieces on the board one at a time in any order they choose. After this, the players take turns emptying the board. After the placement phase, every player must make 2 moves: first capturing an opponent’s piece, and then either capturing another piece or strengthening their own pieces by stacking them. The only exception to this is the very first move of the game (by the white player), in which case only the first capturing move is made. Strengthening by stacking helps, since one is only allowed to capture pieces with a stone which is of equal height or higher. Whenever a player loses all of one type of piece (tzaars, tzarras, or totts), they lose the game. Also, if a player is unable to capture a piece in the first part of his/her move, that player also loses.
The Mammoth Film Festival is an international film festival that takes place annually in Mammoth Lakes, California. The main event at the Mammoth Film Festival, the Feature Film Competition, is a unique elimination-style tournament. The festival was founded by two entertainment industry veterans, and California natives, founder Meng King, and creator/co-founder Andreas Wettstein.
In 2009, the Mammoth Film Festival was named by Moviemaker Magazine as one of the 25 most worthwhile festivals in North America. MovieMaker also described the festival as “American Idolfor moviemakers,” and “rapidly growing in recognition and praise.” 
Chronicon terrae Prussiae (Latin for “The Chronicle of the Prussian Land”) is a chronicle of the Teutonic Knights, by Peter of Dusburg, finished in 1326. The manuscript is the first major chronicle of the Teutonic Order in Prussia and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, completed some 100 years after the conquest of the crusaders into the Baltic region. It is a major source for information on the Order’s battles with Old Prussians and Lithuanians.
The chronicle is written in Latin and consists of four volumes. The first volume gives the background of the Order and its crusades inOutremer. The second volume narrates how the Order arrived to the Prussian land, while the third volume details wars with Old Prussians and other Baltic tribes. The fourth volume provides a historical context of other contemporary events in the world. The chronicle has an addendum of another 20 chapters dealing with events of 1326-1330. It might also have been written by Peter of Dusburg. The chronicle is based on local monastery annals, chronicles, reports and narrations which Peter “considered reliable”. Peter had access to the Grand Masters’ archive in Marienburg and witnessed some events himself.
The chronicle contains some ethnographic data about the Old Prussians, the indigenous people conquered by the Order. It provides numerous chapters in the styles of religious visions, miracles, and hagiography, aimed at the glorification of the mission of the Order. The war against pagans is sacred and all knights who perish go to heaven. Peter takes no interest in domestic policy of the Order; he does not describe cities, trade, or colonization. Rather the chronicle describes minor raids and clashes with great detail. While narratives of events and battles are considered to be reliable, ethnographic data is ideologically charged. As a priest Peter tried to teach the reader. Pagan Prussians and Lithuanians are presented as a moral example. They are pious in their own way, and Christians should be ashamed of their disobedient and sinful ways.
“Twilight” is the 23rd and last episode in the second season, and the 46th overall episode, of the American crime drama television series NCIS. It first aired on CBS in the United States on May 24, 2005. The episode is written by John Kelley and directed by Thomas J. Wright, and was seen by 14.74 million viewers.
With Ari Haswari back in the country again and out to kill Gibbs, the team find themselves attempting to stop Ari from completing the task. In the meantime, they also try to find out who killed two off-duty sailors whose deaths might be linked to an upcoming terrorist attack and the theft of a drone from a company. But in the end, it might not be enough as NCIS find themselves paying a very high price for their efforts when one of their own is brutally murdered in Gibbs and Ari’s battle with each other…
The episode also marks the final appearance of Special agent Kate Todd played by Sasha Alexander who is later replaced by Mossad Officer Ziva David played by Cote de Pablo. Todd is later shown in Season 8, episode “A Man Walks Into a Bar…” as a memory by the rest of the team, and in the Season 9 episode “Life Before His Eyes” as the wife of DiNozzo in an alternative universe in Gibbs’s mind. Both of the episodes include scenes from this episode as flashbacks.
Richard Jay Ofshe is an American sociologist and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the advisory board of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation advocacy organization, and is known for his expert testimony relating to coercion in small groups, confessions, and interrogations.
Chronchitis is Slightly Stoopid‘s fifth studio album, produced by Mario C, Paul Leary, Miguel and Chris DiBeneditto, released on August 7, 2007 on Stoopid Records/Controlled Substance Sound Labs. This album features artists such as G Love, Guru of Gang Starr, Angelo Moore of Fishbone,Toko Tasi and Money Mark.
According to ancient texts (Nihonshoki and Kojiki), Yagi has a significant place in Japan’s history. The first emperor, Emperor Jimmu, journeyed from Miyazaki Prefecture to Kashihara, making his way through the Yoshino mountains and eventually choosing the east side of Mount Unebi (2 kilometres from central Yagi) for his palace site. However, before securing the Unebi location, the armies of Emperor Jimmu were caught up in battle. Hopelessly outnumbered, legend has it that Jimmu’s army was saved when a golden kite swept down from the sky and landed on the tip of Jimmu’s bow. The kite then shot out a beam of light toward the enemy, blinding them and causing them to retreat. In central Yagi, a ‘Golden Kite’ monument has been erected to commemorate Jimmu’s legendary feat.
The Yamato-Yagi Station is a large Kintetsu train station serving Yagi, with express lines to downtown Osaka (40 minutes), Kyoto (1 hour) and Nara city (20 minutes). A large percentage of Yagi’s population work in these neighboring cities. Yagi has a considerable foreign population made up of English language teachers and Peruvian factory workers.
Kelly Candaele is an American filmmaker and politician.
He produced a PBS documentary in 1988  ”A League Of Their Own” written by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candaele. The documentary is on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Leaguewho his mother Helen Callaghan and aunt Marge Callaghan played for. He is the son of Helen Callaghan Candaele St. Aubin, Helen Callaghan a left-handed center fielder who appeared in five seasons in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the stories subjects. Attended Lompoc High School in Lompoc California. Penny Marshall picked up the story and created the 1992 film A League of Their Own from it. His brother is former Major League Baseball player Casey Candaele.
Baltazar Nicolai Garben (1794–1867) was a Norwegian architect and government minister. Garben was responsible for buildings at Fredriksten fortress and at Citadellet by Horten. As an army engineer, he was made Major General in 1851. He was temporarily appointed councillor of state in interim government in Stockholm 1852, 1852–1853 and 1857.
Waddlia is a genus of bacteria in its own family, Waddliaceae. Species in this genus have a Chlamydia-like cycle of replication and theirribosomal RNA genes are 80–90% identical to ribosomal genes in the Chlamydiaceae.
The type species is Waddlia chondrophila strain WSU 86-1044T, which was isolated from the tissues of a first-trimester aborted bovine fetus. Isolated in 1986, this species was originally characterized as a Rickettsia. DNA sequencing of the ribosomal genes corrected the characterization. Another W. chondrophila strain, 2032/99, was found along with Neospora caninum in a septic stillborn calf.
The species Waddlia malaysiensis G817 has been proposed. W. malaysiensis was identified in the urine of Malaysian fruit bats (Eonycteris spelaea).
Hungarian national final was held on February 8, 2008. MTV chose 15 artists (out of 30) to perform their song on Hungarian National Final. Every artists had to send the song in Hungarian and in English as well, so all of the songs in NF were in Hungarian, but the winner was sung in English in Serbia.
The jury gave 1 to 10 points to the songs, and the televoting also made a rank for the songs. The first song on each list got 15 points. The total score decided the winner. In case of a tie, the televotes decided. The winner was Csézy with the song “Szívverés”. Three days later the new English version “Candlelight” was published.
|#||Artist||Song||English translation||Jury points||Televotes||Total||Position|
|2||Ez ONE||“Lesz, ki téged hazavár”||Someone Will Wait For You||22||1||4||5||15|
|9||Lola||“Legszebb nap”||The Most Beautiful Day||30||8||11||19||6|
|3||Zsuzsi Vágó & Árpád Zsolt Mészáros||“Két szív”||Two Hearts||34||12||13||25||3|
|6||Fiesta||“Gyűlölve szeretni”||Love and Hate||30||8||12||20||5|
|5||Zsuzsa Antal & Fishers Company||“Falak között”||Between Walls||36||13||7||20||4|
|11||DURE||“Nem ismerlek már”||I Don’t Know You Anymore||26||3||3||6||14|
|14||21 GRAMM||“Még egy dal”||One More Song||27||5||2||7||13|
|8||Csaba Gál (Boogie)||“Úgy figyeltelek”||I Was Looking At You||33||10||8||18||7|
|1||Candies||“Van aki nyer”||Somebody Wins||26||3||5||8||12|
|10||Adrien Szekeres||“Piszkos tánc”||Dirty Dance||39||15||14||29||2|
|4||Mónika Hoffmann||“Légy te az első”||Be The Number One||31||9||1||10||11|
|12||Orsolya Pflum||“Távol”||Far Away||34||12||6||18||8|
Scratch space is space on the hard disk drive that is dedicated for only temporary storage. It cannot be used to permanently backup files. Scratch disks can be set to erase all data at regular intervals so that the disk space is left free for future use. The management of scratch disk space is typically dynamic, occurring when needed.
Scratch space is commonly used in graphic design programs, such as Adobe Photoshop. It is used when the program needs more memory, and the amount of available system RAM is insufficient. A common error in that program is “scratch disks full”, which occurs when one has left the scratch disks configured to the default setting, being the boot drive. Many computer users gradually fill up their primary hard drive with permanent data, slowly reducing the amount of space the scratch disk may take up.
Partitioning off several gigabytes of hard drive and leaving that space empty will ensure a reliable scratch disk. Hard drive space, on a per-gigabyte basis, is far cheaper than RAM, though performs far slower. Even if on a separate physical drive (even a high-spindle drive such as a ‘WD Raptor‘ or an SSD), to the main operating system and software, a scratch disk cannot match RAM for speed. However, since 10,000 RPM hard drives or SSDs can be purchased with capacities of up to 300 GB or beyond – whereas few motherboards can handle more than 32 GB of RAM – for applications such as video editing, it is a reasonable solution.
Jeckyll & Hyde is the stage name of the Dutch duet of producers and Jump musicians Maarten Vorwerk and Ruud van IJperen (DJ Ruthless). Their first commercial hit, “Frozen Flame”, reached #11 on the Dutch Top 40 charts. Their second single from The Album, “Freefall”, reached #1 in the Dutch Top 40 charts, making it the first instrumental #1 hit in the Netherlands since 1989. “Time Flies”, the third single, has also been receiving major airplay on Dutch TV and radio stations.
Claret was the code name given to operations conducted from about July 1964 until July 1966 from East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah) across the border in Indonesian Kalimantan during the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation. They were instigated by the Director of Borneo Operations (DOBOPS) Major General Walter Walker with the agreement of the British and Malaysian governments. Their purpose was to seize the initiative and put the Indonesians on the defensive instead of allowing Indonesian forces to be safely based in Kalimantan and attack when and where they chose. However, it was important not to cause the Indonesians to lose face and possibly escalate the conflict, or to enable Indonesia to present evidence of ‘imperialist aggression’ so Claret operations were highly classified and never publicised, although it seems that some British journalists were aware of what transpired. British casualties on Claret operations were publicly reported as being in East Malaysia.
These operations involved both special forces and infantry. Special forces were mostly reconnaissance patrols crossing the border from the Malaysian state of Sarawak or Sabah into Indonesian Kalimantan in order to find and monitor Indonesian forces who might attack Sarawak or Sabah. Conventional forces were tasked to act on this information and that from other sources to ambush or otherwise attack the Indonesians under a policy of ‘aggressive defence’. Such operations were to be ‘deniable’ as they may have represented a violation of state sovereignty, however they were justified at the time under the “right of hot pursuit“.[a] Operation Claret was largely successful in gaining the initiative for the British Commonwealth forces, inflicting significant casualties on the Indonesians and keeping them on the defensive, before being suspended late in the war.
The discography of American Christian rock band MercyMe consists of seven studio albums, one holiday album, one compilation album, one video album, eighteen singles and one guest appearance. MercyMe, formed in 1994, released six independent albums from 1995–2000 before signing with INO Records through Curb Records and releasing their major label debut album Almost There in 2001. Almost There debuted at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and gradually climbed the Heatseekers chart, reaching number one in February 2002. In June 2002, Almost There was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of over 500,000 copies. The album’s second single, “I Can Only Imagine“, spent two weeks at number one on the Radio & Records Christian AC chart. The band released Spoken For, their second studio album, in 2002; it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and number forty-one on the Billboard 200. The album’s lead single, the title track, peaked at number one on the Radio & Records Christian AC and INSPO charts. Its second single, “Word of God Speak“, spent a record twenty-three weeks atop the Billboard Christian Songs chart. Billboard later ranked it as the most successful song of the 2000s on the Hot Christian Songs chart. The album’s third and final single, “The Change Inside of Me”, peaked at number eight on the Radio & Records Christian CHR chart. In 2003, mainstream radio interest in “I Can Only Imagine” caused sales of Almost There to jump in market areas where the single was played; “I Can Only Imagine” peaked at number five on the Adult Contemporary chart and number seventy-one on the Hot 100 chart. Almost There eventually earned a 2× Platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying shipments of over 2,000,000 copies, and has sold over 2.2 million copies in the United States.
In 2004, INO Records signed with Epic Records to release the band’s third album, Undone, which sold 55,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number twelve on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart. Undone earned a Gold certification from the RIAA in December 2004 and has sold over 627,000 copies in the United States. Its three singles all peaked inside the top three on the Christian Songs chart, with two of them (“Here with Me” and “Homesick“) appearing on the Adult Contemporary chart. MercyMe released a holiday album, The Christmas Sessions, in 2005; “Joseph’s Lullaby”, its lead single, peaked at number one on the Hot Christian Songs chart and at number thirty-three on the Adult Contemporary chart. Various other songs from The Christmas Sessions appeared on the Hot Christian Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, with “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “The Little Drummer Boy” peaking inside the top ten on the former and “Silent Night” peaking at number six on the latter. The band released Coming Up to Breathe, their fourth studio album, in 2006. The album debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart with 58,000 copies sold in its first week. The album’s three singles (“So Long Self“, “Hold Fast“, and “Bring the Rain“) all peaked inside the top three on the Christian Songs chart. “Coming Up to Breathe” earned a Gold certification from the RIAA in 2007.
In 2007, INO signed a record deal with Columbia Records to release future material from MercyMe. Their fifth studio album, All That Is Within Me, was released in 2007 and marked their first album under Columbia. It sold over 84,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number fifteen on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart. The album’s three singles (“God with Us“, “You Reign“, and “Finally Home“) charted at number one, number two, and number three on the Christian Songs chart, respectively. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2010. Their sixth studio album, The Generous Mr. Lovewell, was released in 2010 and sold 88,000 copies in its first week. It became their first top ten album on the Billboard 200, debuting and peaking at number three. All three of its singles peaked at number one on the Christian Songs chart. Their latest album, The Hurt & The Healer, sold 33,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number seven on the Billboard 200. Other significant albums released by MercyMe include MercyMe Live, a video album which has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, and 10, a compilation album which peaked at number eighteen on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Christian Albums chart. As of May 2012, MercyMe has sold over six million albums in the United States.
Dutch water boards (Dutch: waterschappen or hoogheemraadschappen) are regional government bodies charged with managing water barriers, waterways, water levels, water quality and sewage treatment in their respective regions. These regional water authorities are among the oldest forms of local government in the Netherlands, some of them having been founded in the 13th century.
Samarium-153 is an isotope of samarium.
It is used in samarium (153Sm) lexidronam.
It is treated by the body in a similar manner to calcium, and it localizes selectively to bone.
John Greenway was born John Groenweg in Liverpool, England, in 1919 and died in 1991. He was a noted author, singer, and scholar who focused on American folk songs of protest.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation was on “American Folksongs of Social and Economic Protest.” It was later published as American Folksongs of Protest (University of Pennsylvania Press 1953), which was the standard work in the field for 40 years. He also studied protest folk songs in Australia. He recorded The Great American Bum and Other Hobo and Migratory Workers’ Songs, and American Industrial Folksongs, both released by Riverside Records. In the 1950s he was a professor of English at Denver University. He authored or edited 19 books, wrote hundreds of articles and reviews, and was for many years editor of the Journal of American Folklore, Southwestern Lore, and Western Folklore (acting). Other popular works by Greenway include The Inevitable Americans (1964) and Literature Among the Primitives (1964).
Greenway was also a collector and performer of songs in the talking blues genre. He released an album entitled “Talking Blues” in 1958, an LP collection of 15 songs, recorded and annotated by John Greenway.
He was born on 30 June 1901 in London. He started in production with G.B. Samuelson, joined Paramount British for the production of The Officer’s Mess, then in 1932 went to work for his elder brother Sam at British Lion as assistant director on The Frightened Lady, The Calendar, Whiteface, There Goes the Bride, Sally Bishop, The Ringer, King of the Ritz. Herbert then started to direct in 1930 with On the Air, In Town Tonight, Soft Lights and Sweet Music, Calling all Stars, It’s a Grand Old World, Leave it to Me, He’s Got Everything, In 1938, I’ve Got a Horse, Around the Town, Home from Home and in 1939, All at Sea. By this time he was the production supervisor at Beaconsfield Studios. Herbert was a great one for deleting his name from the credits. As Executive in charge of Production, many films he controlled while at Denham Studios went by uncredited, such as Henry V and Hamlet both with Laurence Olivier. There are many others not all mentioned here. In 1956 Herbert was called by Sidney Box who asked if he would make a movie about the new Rock ‘n’ Roll. What came out of this was The Tommy Steele Story, with great music by Lionel Bart – his first movie score. Herbert followed up with _6.5 Special (1958)_with all the pop stars of the period. His last film was Too Young to Love (1960) with Thomas Mitchell in 1960.
He was an assistant director on five films between 1930 and 1933, before the first 13 for which he was director (the last of them in 1940). He produced 69 films (including the majority of his director-credited films), for Denham Film Studios and British Lion Films from 1933 to 1963, including the war film They Were Not Divided in 1950.
Conexion Latina is a salsa music and Afro-Cuban jazz orchestra based in Germany, which was founded in 1980 by trombonist Rudi Fuesers. From the beginning, the orchestra was formed of musicians from different Latin American countries like Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Venezuela, creating an original mixture that gave the band its unique sound and made it Europe’s leading salsa orchestra. Among the musicians that have played for Conexion Latina are Benny Bailey, Dusko Goykovich, Larry Harlow, Nicky Marrero, Bobby Shew and Bobby Stern, between others. The quality of Conexion Latina’s music is also due to first-class arrangements made by Oscar Hernández, Alberto Naranjo and Marty Sheller, to name just a few. The band also has been invited to selected festivals around Europe, sharing stages with artists such as Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría, Rubén Blades, Irakere, Willie Colón and Eddie Palmieri.
New York Production Services is a production company that was founded in 1999 by John Grossman. They produce commercials, television shows, feature films, and HD productions. NYPS recently started a new television and film division and has several feature films and TV productions in development. They received a Telly Award in 2006 for a commercial Drums for BreyersLight. New York Production Services’ biggest client is Macys.
UB-17 was ordered in November 1914 and was laid down at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen in February 1915. UB-17 was a little under 92 feet (28 m) in length and displaced between 127 and 141 metric tons (140 and 155 short tons), depending on whether surfaced or submerged. She carried two torpedoes for her two bow torpedo tubes and was also armed with a deck-mounted machine gun. UB-17was broken into sections and shipped by rail to Antwerp for reassembly. She was launched in April 1915 and commissioned as SM UB-17 in May.[Note 1]
UB-17 spent her entire career in the Flanders Flotilla and sank 13 ships, most of them British fishing vessels. She also captured two ships as prizes and damaged one tanker. On 11 March 1918, UB-17 departed for a patrol in the Hoofden but was never seen again. There have been several suggestions as to UB-17‘s fate, but none match the U-boat’s operation details.
A lattice bridge is a form of truss bridge that uses a large number of small and closely spaced diagonal elements that form a lattice. It was patented by architect Ithiel Town in 1820 and 1835 as Town’s lattice truss.
Originally a design to allow a substantial bridge to be made from planks employing lower–skilled labor, rather than heavy timbers and more expensive carpenters, this type of bridge has also been constructed using a large number of relatively light iron or steel members. The individual elements are more easily handled by the construction workers, but the bridge also requires substantial support during construction. A simple lattice truss will transform the applied loads into a thrust, as the bridge will tend to change length under load. This is resisted by pinning the lattice members to the top and bottom chords, which are more substantial than the lattice members, but which may also be fabricated from relatively small elements rather than large beams.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 305, adopted on December 13, 1971, after reaffirming previous resolutions on the topic, and noting recent encouraging developments, the Council extended the stationing in Cyprus of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprusfor a further period, now ending on June 15, 1972. The Council also called upon the parties directly concerned to continue to act with the utmost restraint and to co-operate fully with the peacekeeping force.
The resolution was adopted unanimously with 14 votes; China did not participate in voting.
Our Lady Derzhavnaya (“of State”) is the Russian Orthodox icon considered the main sacred object among Russian monarchists. It depicts Virgin Mary (Theotokos) accompanied by Father God and baby Jesus. Virgin Mary wears Tsar crown, holds sceptre and globus cruciger — the symbols of monarchic authority.
Monarchists believe this is an indication of Virgin Mary holding monarchic authority which is due to be returned to Russia after Russian people repentfor ousting the monarchy during Russian revolution and bring Tsar back.
It was unexpectedly discovered in a church in Kolomenskoe on the day of abdication of Tsar Nicholas II (March 2, 1917). It is supposedly dated to the end of the 18th century and until 1812 it was placed at Ascension Convent in Moscow Kremlin.
Lysimachia pendens is a rare species of flowering plant in the family Myrsinaceae known by the common name broadleaf yellow loosestrife. It isendemic to Hawaii, where there is a single occurrence known on the island of Kauai. It was federally listed as an endangered species of the United States in 2010.
This shrub was described as a new species in 1997 when one population of Lysimachia filifolia plants was determined to be different than the others and not part of that species. The leaves are wider and hairier than those of L. filifolia. This plant occurs at one location at the headwaters of the north fork of the Wailua River of Kauai, where it grows alongside the newly described Lysimachia iniki. The habitat is made up of wet, mossy cliffs.
This shrub has hanging branches, the new growth covered in tan hairs. The lance-shaped leaves are closely spaced on the branches and measure roughly 2 to 4 centimeters long by 2 to 4 millimeters wide. The flowers have green or red-tinged sepals and red petals each just under a centimeter in length.
There are only eight individuals of this species remaining (as of April 2010).
Modelling British railway prototypes is a hobby where railway modelling is applied to British prototypes. For historical reasons, British model scales have developed somewhat separately from those in other countries, and the commercial standards; 00 gauge and British N gauge are unique to British prototypes. The railways in Britain were for the most part standard gauge, and consequently most support focuses on these scales. Narrow gauge, and broad gauge standards also exist. British modellers tend to focus on British subjects, and most of the commercial support is British-based, but modellers of British prototypes exist across national boundaries.
Its mission is to collect and curate video games, digital media concept art, and gaming systems to teach the public about digital art, and the process of gaming creation.
The Board of Directors and Board of Advisors is composed largely of veterans of the gaming industry, journalists, experts, and historians of the field.The Museum’s Director is the internationally published technology journalist Alex Handy, and Dr. Henry Lowood, Curator of Stanford UniversityHistory of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections is on the board of directors. The Museum is currently bidding on creative venture site Kickstarter for funding to acquire a venue in San Francisco, California. It aims to open its doors May, 2011.
A typical application is counting the number of cells in an organ. The proportionator is related to the optical fractionator and physical dissector methods that also estimate population. The optical and physical fractionators use a sampling method called systematic uniform random sampling, or SURS. Unlike these two methods the proportionator introduces sampling with probability proportional to size, or PPS. With SURS all sampling sites are equal. With PPS sites are not sampled with the same probability. The reason for using PPS is to improve the efficiency of the estimation process.
Efficiency is the notion of how much is gained by a given amount of work. A more efficient method provides better results for the same amount of work. The proportionator provides a better estimate, that is a more precise estimate, than either of these two methods: the optical fractionator and physical dissector . The PPS is implemented by assigning a value to a sampling site. This value is the characteristic of the sampling site. The proportionator becomes the optical fractionator if the characteristic is constant, i.e. the same, for all sampling sites. If there is no difference between sampling sites, then the proportionator behaves the same as the optical fractionator. In actual sampling, the characteristic varies across the tissue being studied. Information about the distribution of the characteristic is used to refine the sampling. The greater the variance of the characteristic, the greater the efficiency of the proportionator. What this means to the stereologist is simple: if you need to count more and more to get the CE needed to publish just stop and switch to the proportionator.
The proportionator is a patented process that is not generally available. The only current licensee for the patent is Visiopharm.
The Stanegate, or “stone road” (Old English), was an important Roman road built in what is now northern England. It linked two forts that guarded important river crossings; Corstopitum (Corbridge) in the east, situated on Dere Street, and Luguvalium (Carlisle) in the west. The Stanegate ran through the natural gap formed by the valleys of the Tyne and Irthing.
The Stanegate differed from most other Roman roads in that it often followed the easiest gradients, and so tended to weave around, whereas typical Roman roads follow a straight path, even if this sometimes involves having punishing gradients to climb.
Mike Bushell is a sports presenter for the BBC. He presents the sport on BBC Breakfast on Fridays and at the weekends, and also presents sports bulletins throughout the week on BBC Newsand BBC World News. On Saturdays, during his Breakfast shift, Bushell also has a regular report on an unusual sport, which he has tried out during the week. He has tried out over 250 sports ranging from the bizarre, shin kicking and swamp soccer to learning from the stars, like Serena Williams, Colin Montgomerie and Ben Ainslie. He now has his own web page: Bushell’s Best, on the pages of the BBC News website. He also sometimes presents the sports section of Breakfast during the week if Chris Hollins is away. He has been with the BBC News channel since its launch in 1997.
“Tennessee Bird Walk” is a 1970 novelty single by the country music husband-and-wife duo Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan. The single was the duo’s second release on the country charts and became their most successful single. “Tennessee Bird Walk” went to number one on the country charts for two weeks and spent a total of sixteen weeks on the chart. The single also crossed over to the Top 40 peaking at number twenty-three.
It is a novelty song theorizing on the effects of removing the wings, feathers, singing ability, and common sense from birds, along with birdbaths and the trees in which the birds reside. According to the first verse, these removals will result in “bald headed birds[…]walking southward in their dirty underwear”.
The Wisconsin Idea is the political policy developed in the American state of Wisconsin that fosters public universities’ contributions to the state: “to the government in the forms of serving in office, offering advice about public policy, providing information and exercising technical skill, and to the citizens in the forms of doing research directed at solving problems that are important to the state and conducting outreach activities.” A second facet of the philosophy is the effort “to ensure well-constructed legislation aimed at benefiting the greatest number of people.” During the Progressive Era, proponents of the Wisconsin Idea saw the state as “the laboratory for democracy”, resulting in legislation that served as a model for other states and the federal government.
His first lute teacher was his father Esaias (lutenist to the Prince of Bernstadt). He was a child prodigy and together with his father he traveled and performed at various courts. He wrote two collections of lute suites - Deliciae testudinis and Neue Lauten-früchte. In the years from 1655 to 1672, he was in the service of the duke of Silesia. Thereafter, he worked for a short time as a flute and lute teacher at the University of Leipzig. Finally in 1674, he was appointed chamber lutenist at the court of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg in Berlin, where he remained until his death.
He is considered to be one of the best lute virtuosos of his time and one of the first great masters of the 11-course baroque lute in Germany.
Each year the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award is given to the person chosen as the best high school boys basketball player in the U.S. state of Michigan. The award is named in honor of the late Hal Schram, a sports writer at the Detroit Free Press who covered high school sports for 40 years before retiring in 1983.
The award has been given since 1981 by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM). Most of the award winners have gone on to play at the highest levels of college basketball, and many have gone on to play in the National Basketball Association.
Voting is done on a points system. Each voter selects first, second, and third-place votes. A player receives five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote, and one point for a third-place vote. The player who receives the most points receives the award. Beginning for the 2007 award, votes may only be cast for a predetermined group of five finalists, whereas in the past, the pool was unlimited.
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Cresson, 1865) is the Western Harvester Ant. Like other harvester ants in the genus Pogonomyrmex, it is so called because of its habit of collecting edible seeds and other food items to store as a food supply during times of scarcity, particularly the winter months. Thespecific epithet ”occidentalis“, meaning “of the west”, refers to the fact that it is characteristic of the interior of the Western United States of America; its mounds of gravel, surrounded by areas denuded of plant life, are a conspicuous feature of rangeland. When numerous, they cause such loss of grazing plants and seeds, as to constitute both a severe ecological and economic burden. They also are aggressive in defence of their colonies and they have a painful and venomous sting.
The Forcados River is a channel in the Niger Delta, in southern Nigeria. It flows for approximately 198 km and meets the sea at the Bight of Benin in Delta State. It is an important channel for small ships. The Forcados River splits from the Niger River at the same point as the Nun River.
In the early years of the 20th century, Forcados was a destination port for steamers from England until the river silted up.
The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues, though the first issue was on sale well before Christmas 1890. Its immediate popularity is evidenced by an initial sale of nearly 300,000. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s. It was edited by Herbert Greenhough Smith from 1891 to 1930.
The Up (often styled as The UP) was an American rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan in early 1967. Along with fellow proto-punk bands the MC5 and The Stooges, The Up served as a “house band” for the Grande Ballroom in Detroit.
The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Frank Bach, guitarist Bob Rasmussen, bassist Gary Rasmussen, and drummer Vic Peraino. The band was closely related to the MC5, as both bands’ members lived in White Panther Party founder John Sinclair‘s commune. In May 1968, Sinclair moved the commune to Ann Arbor, Michigan and both bands followed. The Up served as the opening act for the MC5 during a September 1968 show at the University of Michigan‘s Union Ballroom in Ann Arbor. This show was attended by Elektra Records president Jac Holzman; Holzman was impressed with both the MC5 and The Stooges (who were the concert’s second act) and offered both bands contracts. The Up did not get signed to Elektra and unlike the MC5 and The Stooges, the band never received a major record label contract.
The Up continued to play gigs at the Grande Ballroom and other local venues. In 1969, the MC5 ended their association with John Sinclair and the White Panther Party; The Up took the place of the MC5 as the main musical outlet of the party’s propaganda. The Up disbanded in 1973 and faded further into obscurity. In 1975, the band’s bassist Gary Rasmussen later joined Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, a Detroit rock scene supergroup featuring former members of the MC5, The Stooges, The Up and The Rationals.
In 1995, a retrospective album titled Killer Up! was released containing all of The Up’s song recordings. The album contains all of the band’s singles, songs from a recording session at Head Sound Studios in Ypsilanti, Michigan and several live tracks recorded at the Agora Ballroom in Columbus, Ohio in 1972. John Sinclair states in the album’s liner notes that, “It’s common to name the MC5 and the Stooges among the forefathers of what they call punk rock, but it was their associates in a third band, the Up, who could more accurately be identified as the real precursors of punk.”
Graphics Layout Engine (GLE) is a graphics scripting language designed for creating publication quality graphs, plots, diagrams, figures and slides. GLE supports various graph types such as function plots, histograms, bar graphs, scatter plots, contour lines, color maps and surface plots through a simple but flexible set of graphing commands. More complex output can be created by relying on GLE’s scripting language, which is full featured with subroutines, variables, and logic control. GLE relies on LaTeX for text output and supports mathematical formula in graphs and figures. GLE’s output formats include EPS, PS, PDF, JPEG, and PNG.
The Friedman Doctrine, also known as the stockholder theory, is an idea proposed by economic theorist Milton Friedman, which states that a company’s only responsibility is to increase its profits.
Friedman argued that a company should have no “social responsibility” to the public or society because its only concern is to increase profits for itself and for its shareholders. He wrote about this concept in his book Capitalism and Freedom. In it he states that when companies concern themselves with the community rather than focusing on profits, it leads to totalitarianism.
In the book, Friedman writes: “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.”
The idea of the stockholder theory, some argue, is inconsistent with the idea of corporate social responsibility at the cost of the stakeholder. For example, a company donating services or goods to help those hurt in a natural disaster, in some ways, may be considered not taking action in the best interest of the shareholder. Some may argue that goods provided to society in a time of need builds further allegiance to a corporation and in theory, meeting the stockholder theory’s requirement to look in the best interest of the stockholder.
The Friedman Doctrine is controversial. In left-wing social activist Naomi Klein‘s book The Shock Doctrine, she criticizes the theory, saying most citizens become impoverished while corporate elites gain enormous wealth.
The Chair is a fence on Aintree Racecourse‘s National Course and thus is one of 30 that are jumped during the Grand National steeplechase which is held annually at the racecourse nearLiverpool, England.
It is the 15th fence that runners jump and is one of only two (the other being the 16th, the Water Jump) in the race to be negotiated only once.
Positioned in front of the grandstand, it is the tallest fence in the race, at 5ft 3in, preceded by a 6ft open ditch on the takeoff side. The Chair is also comfortably the narrowest fence on the Grand National course, bar the Water Jump. The landing side of The Chair fence is actually 6 in above the ground on the takeoff side, creating the reverse of Becher’s Brook, meaning the ground effectively comes up to meet horse and rider quicker than anticipated.
Generally it is jumped fairly safely by most horses in the Grand National field, probably due to the lengthy run they have before reaching the fence, and because, by the time the fence is approached, most of the runners have settled into a smooth running rhythm. However, it regularly claims fallers, not just in the Grand National but other races held over the course. Perhaps The Chair’s most notorious pile up occurred during the 1979 Grand National, won by Rubstic. Two loose horses veered across the main body of the field and contributed to the falls or refusals of nine horses, including Kintai who had to be euthanised as a result of injuries sustained when he was brought down. For the following year’s race, in which Ben Nevis returned and won after becoming one of the victims in the aforementioned pile-up, channels were installed around the fence so that loose horses reluctant to negotiate the obstacle were able to bypass it rather than jump over it. There has been no equine fatality in the Grand National at The Chair since 1979, and only three since the race was founded in 1839.
The fence has caught out numerous Grand National winners over the years, including Russian Hero (1951), Ayala (1964), Rubstic (1980) and Silver Birch (2006).
The Chair receives its name from the chair once sited alongside the fence, at which a distance judge would sit when races used to be run in heats. Horses that tailed off too far were disqualified from later heats.
It consisted of a very powerful incandescent lamp enclosed in a metallic cylinder. One of the two semi-cylindrical sides constitutes the reflector, and the other, which is of thick glass, allows the passage of light, which illuminates the strata of earth traversed by the instrument. The base, which is inclined at an angle of 45°, is an elliptical mirror, and the top, of straight section, is open in order to permit the observer standing at the mouth of the well, and provided with a powerful spyglass, to see in the mirror the image of the earth. The lamp is so mounted that its upwardly emitted rays are intercepted.
The whole apparatus was suspended from a long cable, formed of two conducting wires, which winds around a windlass with metallic journals which are electrically insulated. These journals communicate, through the intermedium of two friction springs, with the conductors on the one hand and, on the other, with the poles of an automatic and portable battery. This permits of lowering and raising the apparatus at will, without derangement, and without its being necessary to interrupt the light and the observation.
The erygmascope was described in an 1891 edition of the Scientific American Supplement; it is uncertain of the extent to which it was ever put to practical use.
Sava is a region of Madagascar. Its capital is Sambava. Until 2009 Sava belonged to Antsiranana Province. The region is situated at the northern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Diana to the north, Sofia to the west, and Analanjirofo to the south. The population was estimated to be 805,300 in 2004 and the total area is 25,518 km2 (9,853 sq mi). The region contains wild areas such as Marojejy National Park.
The region is divided into four districts, Sambava, Antalaha, Vohemar, and Andapa. The name of the region is composed of the initial letters of its four principal towns: Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar, and Andapa. Each of these towns claims the honorific title World Capital of Vanilla, a spice of which the region is the largest producer in the world (especially the highly sought after Bourbon vanilla variety).
The economic importance of the vanilla cultivation in the Sava Region encouraged the reconstruction of the road that connects the towns, called the Route de la vanille (The Vanilla Route) in the second half of 2005. However, due to the volatile fluctuations in the price of vanilla, in turn often caused by the dramatic cyclones occurring the southwestern Indian Ocean, many poor vanilla farmers in the Sava Region have periodically been forced to resort to the mostly illegal logging of ebony, palisander, and rosewood.
The Buzzhorn is an American hard rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band’s lineup consisted of Bert Zweber (guitars), Ryan Mueller (vocals), Todd Joseph (bass), and Rob Bueno (drums). In 1997, the group began performing around the Milwaukee club circuit. In 1998, the group recorded its debut album, self-producing it on a tight budget. The end result was “A Complete Package Of Action-Packed Tragedies”, which drew praise among local music critics. In 2000, Buzzhorn self-released an EP. A label representative from Atlantic Records heard the band and signed them to a contract in January, 2001.
In 2002, Buzzhorn released its debut single Ordinary which was followed by the full length album Disconnected in July, 2002. It was produced byHoward Benson (Papa Roach, P.O.D., Cold, Hoobastank). The Buzzhorn’s major label debut brought them praise for bringing a fresh approach to the hard rock world, with Hit Parader magazine labeling The Buzzhorn as “the new hard rock rookies of the year” as well as a 4 star review from metal edge magazine. The album is estimated to have sold at least 10,000 copies, almost directly due to music from the album being included in the video game Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2. The band cites poor promotion and support for the poor sales performance; specifically Atlantic’s promotion of the hard rock act Taproot. Shortly after the release of the album, the band split in 2003 after completing their contract with Atlantic Records.
Following the completion of the band’s contract, Joseph moved to California where he worked on other projects as well as producing acts. Zweber joined a local Milwaukee band called King Gun made up of former members of the Milwaukee hard rock act Big Dumb Dick. King Gun released a three song demo in 2004 before splitting. The lead singer of King Gun reformed Big Dumb Dick in early 2008 and has recruited Bert as their new guitarist replacing Paris Ortiz.
On 15 October 2011, it was announced on Facebook that the band is currently reforming. The band had also confirmed the line up consisting of 2 original members Ryan Mueller (vocals) and Todd Joseph (bass). The band started rehearsing and writing new songs in November 2011. On December 9, 2012 it was confirmed by former bassist Todd Piotrowski that 6 songs are finished and band is planning to record them in studio in mid-January, 2013. Also it is confirmed that a new drummer and 2 new guitarists will join the band for the future record.
Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is an autosomal dominant classical migraine subtype that typically includes hemiparesis (weakness of half the body) during the aura phase. It can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as ataxia, coma and epileptic seizures. There is clinical overlap in some FHM patients with episodic ataxia type 2 and spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, benign familial infantile epilepsy, and alternating hemiplegia of childhood. There are 3 known loci for FHM. FHM1, which accounts for approximately 50% of FHM patients, is caused by mutations in a gene coding for the P/Q-type calcium channel α subunit, CACNA1A. FHM1 is also associated with cerebellar degeneration. FHM2, which accounts for <25% of FHM cases, is caused by mutations in the Na+/K+-ATPase gene ATP1A2. FHM3 is a rare subtype of FHM and is caused by mutations in a sodium channel α-subunit coding gene, SCNA1. These three subtypes do not account for all cases of FHM, suggesting the existence of at least one other locus (FHM4). Many of the non-familial cases of hemiplegic migraine (sporadic hemiplegic migraine) are also caused by mutations at these loci.
Dynamic psychiatry is that which is based on the study of emotional processes, their origins, and the mental mechanisms underlying them, rather than observable behavioral phenomena, in contrast with descriptive psychiatry which is based on the study of observable symptoms and behavioral phenomena rather than underlying psychodynamic processes. Most modern psychiatrists believe that it is most helpful to combine the two complementary approaches in a biopsychosocial model.
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is a non-governmental organisation and non-profit research and development institute in Phaltan, Maharashtra, India. The institute undertakes research and development in the fields of agriculture, renewable energy, animal husbandry and sustainable development. The institute was founded in 1968 by Shri B.V. Nimbkar, who remained its president until 1990. Dr.Anil K. Rajvanshi is currently the director of the institute whereas Dr. Nandini Nimbkar is the president.
The Edison Museum is a science and history museum about the life and inventions of Thomas Edison, and is located in Beaumont, Texas at 350 Pine St. on the grounds of Edison Plaza The museum features interactive exhibits about Edison, his inventions and innovations, as well as historic artifacts from his life. Featured inventions include the incandescent light bulb, thephonograph, and some of his early motion pictures. There is reference library about Edison.
ratDVD is a proprietary media container file type that supports the same features as DVD-Video. Unlike other container formats like Matroska, it is designed to accurately mirror the exact feature set of standard DVDs, facilitating round-tripping back to the DVD-Video format. It is typically used to reencode a DVD movie, maintaining all menus and features while reducing significantly the overall size. A typical DVD (usually above 4 gigabytes) can be compressed to about 1 or 2 GB, with some loss in video quality due to recompression.
The file type is supported by a freeware application of the same name released only for Microsoft Windows, and is apparently no longer being maintained by its creator, with the latest version dating from 2005.
ratDVD works by compressing a full DVD using a proprietary codec named “XEB”. The resulting ratDVD file can then be played directly in a computer (as long as the needed codec has been installed) by a DirectShow-compatible DVD player, or converted back into standard DVD format. ratDVDs are zip compressed archives containing XML, IFO, VSI, and XVO files.
Lenina Bayrah (‘Lenin’s Banner’), a Dargin language newspaper in Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union. It was published in Makhachkala 3 times a week. The first issue of the newspaper was published on July 1, 1921. Then its name was Dagestanna muhtariyat (‘Dagestani Autonomy’). The newspaper had several different names at different times. In February 1961 the name Lenina Bayrah was adopted. In 1971 the newspaper was awarded the Badge of Honour. In 1973 it had a circulation of 23 200 copies.
Taylors Hill (also Te Taurere), is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Its scoria cone reaches 56 m high. It was the site of a pā and retains Māori earthworks from that era such as kumara pits and terracing. The volcano’s lower slopes and scoria mounds to the east and south have been quarried away. The volcano has been dated as erupting about 32,000 yrs ago.
The Scottish Bus Group was a state-owned Scottish holding company that included a number of bus operators covering the whole of Scotland. The group was formed in 1961 as Scottish Omnibuses Group (Holdings) Ltd, to take control of the British Transport Commission‘s bus operating subsidiaries in Scotland. In 1962 the group became part of the Transport Holding Company when the British Transport Commission was wound up. The group was renamed Scottish Bus Group in 1963 and became part of the Scottish Transport Group on 1 January 1969, together with David MacBrayneLtd.
HD 7924 is a 7th magnitude K-type main sequence star located approximately 55 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This star is smaller, cooler, dimmer, and less massive than our Sun. Also its metal content is about seven-tenths as much as the Sun. In 2009, a super-Earth exoplanet was found in orbit around the star.
P. J. Ochlan has appeared in such movies as Little Man Tate with Jodie Foster and Little Vegas with Catherine O’Hara. He played Lester Shane in the television show Police Academy: The Series (1997-98). He also guest-starred in episodes of The Practice and The District.
Ochlan currently resides in Hauppauge, New York.
The FMA 20 El Boyero (“Shepherd”) was a light utility aircraft produced in Argentina in the 1940s. It was a conventional high-wing strut-braced monoplane with fixed tailskid undercarriage with seating for two side-by-side in an enclosed cabin. Design work started in 1939 and two prototypes were built, the first flying in November 1940 and the second early the following year. Plans to put the aircraft into production were put on hold because of FMA’s commitment to military production, and the design was sold to Sfreddo y Paolini, who in turn sold it to Petrolini Hermanos. Following the war, this firm received an order for 150 of the type from the Argentine government, and commenced deliveries in January 1949. The aircraft were distributed to Argentina’s aeroclubs and to the military, which used it as a spotter aircraft. Petrolini experienced great difficulties sourcing sufficient materials to complete the order, and in 1951 ceased production, having completed 129 aircraft.
Bank PHB Group, also known as Platinum Habib Bank Group, is a financial services organization in West Africa and East Africa. The Group’s headquarters are located on Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria, with subsidiaries in Nigeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Bank PHB Group is one of the largest financial services organizations in Africa, with an estimated asset base in excess of US$3.6 billion, as of December 2009.
The rulers of Japan have been its Emperors, whether effectively or nominally, for its entire recorded history. These include the ancient legendary emperors, the attested but undated emperors of the Yamato period (early fifth to early 6th centuries), and the clearly dated emperors of 539 to the present. Political power was held in various eras by regents and shoguns, and since 1946 has been exercised exclusively by the Prime Minister as leader of a representative government.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1966. He received a Doctor of Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1972.
In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Microbiology at McGill University. He was appointed an Associate Professor in 1979 and a Professor in 1984. From 1988 to 1993, he was the Chair of the Department of Surgery. He was Surgeon-in-Chief at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital.
In 2002, he was the fourth person and first Canadian appointed Nuffield Professor of Surgery Professor at University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and leads the Nuffield Department Surgery.
In 1992, he became co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Surgery. He is the author of Surgical Infection in Critical Care Medicine (1985) and Surgical Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment (1994). He is the co-author of Surgical Care of the Elderly (1988), The Care of the Surgical Patient (1988), and Host Defence Dysfunction in Trauma, Shock and Sepsis: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches (1993).
Fortis College (also Fortis Institute and Fortis College of Nursing in some locations) is a private post-secondary, for-profit institution that was established in 1969 and is operated by Education Affiliates. It was formerly Bohecker College, a sister school to the Centerville, Ohio Rets Technical Institute. Fortis offers certificates, diplomas and associate degrees at its 42 campuses.
Grundgetta is a Grouch character from Sesame Street and the girlfriend of Oscar the Grouch. Oscar occasionally calls her Grungie, while she generally calls him Oskie. In addition to being a “couple”, they’re best friends too. Oscar & Grundgetta, as stated by Oscar & Gordon’s sister Olivia, have been friends for “a very long time”.
Grundgetta, like Oscar, has had a number of pets over the years, including her worm Sylvia, a rottendoodle named Itchy & a muddy piglet who won the Yucchiest Pet contest in Oscar’s Grouch Jamboree.
Grundgetta, like Oscar, sometimes slips up as a Grouch. In episode 3763 of Sesame Street, when she & Oscar tell Sally Messy Yuckyael how Oscar unwillingly fell in w/ her (which she snapped him out of completely by kissing him), Grundgetta starts to feel the same way. Like Grundgetta did, she hears “yucky sweet violin music”, her heart starts going “pitty pat, pitty pat”, & she no longer feels like arguing. She begs Oscar to kiss her before she confesses her love to him, which he does. However, just as expected she gets extremely angry. Oscar says she told him to do it, but then she asks him if he’d jump off a bridge if she told him to. After that they start arguing again.
Pam Arciero, in a video released on “Sesame Family Robinson”, was playing around with the Grundgetta puppet. Grundgetta commented that she was nervous since she hadn’t been on camera in months, referencing her absence in recent years.
Genevieve Hannelius (born December 22, 1998), known professionally as G. Hannelius, is an American teen actress and singer. She has played the role as Emily in Den Brother, a Disney Channel Original Movie also starring Hutch Dano and for her co-starring role as Amy Little on Leo Little’s Big Show. Hannelius is also the new voice of Rosebud in the Air Buddies movies. She played Jo on Good Luck Charlie. She currently stars as Avery Jennings in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog. Hannelius has also starred in the Disney Channel show Sonny With a Chance as Dakota.
The Kansei Reforms (寛政の改革 Kansei no kaikaku?) were a series of reactionary policy changes and edicts which were intended to cure a range of perceived problems which had developed in mid-18th century Tokugawa Japan.
Matsudaira Sadanobu was named the Shogun‘s chief councilor (rōjū) in the summer of 1787; and early in the next year, he became the regent for the 11th shogun, Tokugawa Ienari. As the chief administrative decision-maker in the bakufu hierarchy, he was in a position to effect radical change; and his initial actions represented an aggressive break with the recent past.
Sadanobu’s efforts were focused on strengthening the government by reversing many of the policies and practices which had become commonplace under the regime of the previous shogun, Tokugawa Ieharu. The broad panoply of changes and new initiatives became known as the Kansei Reforms.
Sadanobu’s policies could be interpreted as a reactionary response to the excesses of his rōju predecessor, Tanuma Okitsugu. The result was that the Tanuma-initiated, liberalizing reforms within the bakufu and the relaxation of sakoku (Japan’s “closed-door” policy of strict control of foreign merchants) were reversed or blocked.
Wanessa Camargo is the second album of the Brazilian singer Wanessa. The album had 12 tracks and 2 English versions of the songs “Gostar De Mim” and “Eu Estarei Aqui” as bonus tracks. The song “Eu Quero ser o Seu Amor” (in English: I Wanna Be Your Love) reached number one on the Billboard Brazil Hot 100.
Ford Field is an indoor American football stadium located in Downtown Detroit. It is the home field of the National Football League‘s Detroit Lions. It is owned by the Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority. It regularly seats 65,000, though it is expandable up to 70,000 for football and 80,000 for basketball. The naming rights were purchased by the Ford Motor Company at $40 million over 20 years; the Ford family (including Lions owner William Clay Ford, Sr.) holds a controlling interest in the company.
The play was entered into the Stationers’ Register on 22 March 1608. The quarto published by bookseller Richard Bonian is undated, but probably followed the registration by a small gap and appeared later in 1608. The title page states that the drama was acted by the Children of the Chapel, and assigns the authorship to “T. Middleton.”
The five “gallants” of the play’s title are frauds, poseurs, and con men — a pickpocket, pimp, pawnbroker, cheat, and whoremonger — who compete with the protagonist, Fitzgrave, for the affections of Katherine, a wealth orphan. (The five conspire to woo Katherine together; the one who wins her will help out the others.) Fitzgrave manipulates them into exposing their own crimes and vices through a masque. Fitzgrave marries Katherine, while the “gallants” marry the five prostitutes who are their shadows in the play. Between the two groups of ne’er-do-wells, Middleton provides a vigorous satire on the manners and mores of London society of the day.
Eastville is the name of both a council ward in the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a suburb of the city that lies within that ward. The Eastville ward covers the areas of Eastville, Crofts End (also known as Clay Hill), Stapleton and part of Fishponds. Notable places within the ward include Bristol Metropolitan College ( formerly Whitefield Fishponds Community School) and Colston’s School, and the Bristol & Bath Railway Path also passes through the ward.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is the national police force of the British Virgin Islands, a British Overseas Territory. The force is headed by a Commissioner of Police, and is divided into three operational divisions:
- Community Policing
- Specialist Operations
- Management Services
The force employs a total of 212 people, of which 167 are dedicated police officers. The Headquarters and main police station is located in Road Town on Tortola. Tortola has another three police stations, while the other main islands each have a single facility. The force’s financial investigations department is headed by an officer of Chief Inspector rank paid for by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Gusztáv Hennyey (25 September 1888 – 14 June 1977) was a Hungarian politician and military officer, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1944 for a month. After the First World War he worked as a military attaché in Paris, Belgrade and Athens. He returned to home in 1933 and became Chief of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. When Hungary entered to the Second World War (1941) he served as commander of the Second Corps.
In 1944, Géza Lakatos appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs. After the Arrow Cross Party‘s coup (15 October 1944) he was arrested along with the most of the ministers and moderate, magisterial politicians. Hennyey was taken to Sopron and later Bavaria, when the Soviet Red Army approached continually. After the war the new Hungarian government demanded his extradition like as a war criminal. The Office of Strategic Services captured Hennyey but later let free. Hennyey lived in Munich until his death.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a direct investment into production or business in a country by a company in another country, either by buying a company in the target country or by expanding operations of an existing business in that country. Foreign direct investment is in contrast to portfolio investment which is a passive investment in the securities of another country such as stocks and bonds.
Leonard Warren “Len” Cook, CBE (born 13 April 1949) is a professional statistician who was Government Statistician of New Zealand from 1992 to 2000 and National Statistician and Director of the Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom, and Registrar General for England and Wales from 2000 to 2005.
Erling Maartmann (3 November 1887 – 10 February 1944) was a Norwegian football player. He was born in Oslo. He played for the club Lyn, and also for the Norwegian national team. He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. He was Norwegian champion with Lyn in 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1911. His twin brother Rolf Maartmann was also an international football player.
Knocks (from Irish: Cnoic meaning “hill”) is a small townland to the east of Lisnaskea in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The name “The Knocks” is locally applied to a larger area around the townland. There is a primary school, St. Eugenes, and a more recently established community centre.
Gmina Osięciny is a rural gmina (administrative district) in Radziejów County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Osięciny, which lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Radziejów and 45 km (28 mi) south of Toruń.
The gmina covers an area of 122.99 square kilometres (47.5 sq mi), and as of 2006 its total population is 8,142.
Louisiana Highway 102 (LA 102) is a state highway located in Jefferson Davis Parish. It runs 35.4 miles (57.0 km) in a northwest to southeast direction from U.S. Highway 165 (U.S. 165) in Fenton to LA 26 north of Lake Arthur. The route is bannered west–east from Fenton to a point just east of the first junction with LA 26 at Hathaway. From this point to its terminus north of Lake Arthur, LA 102 travels in a north–south direction and is bannered accordingly. A largely rural route following section line roads, LA 102 passes through the city of Jennings in the southern portion of its route.
BMR Advisors is a professional services firm that was founded on October 1, 2004, in India. The firm has numerous Fortune 500 clients . It has been named India‘s best Transfer Pricing Firm of the year by International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards in the second annual meeting at Hong Kong. It has also been awarded the Indian Tax Firm of the Year and Indian Tax Controversy Firm of the Year categories. BMR Advisors is also a founding member of Taxand, the global network of leading tax advisors.
Donald Alexander McNiven (23 June 1887 – 31 July 1961) was a Canadian politician on the provincial and federal level. He was born in Walkerton, Ontario and became a barrister and judge.
He was elected as a provincial Liberal member to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan at the Regina City riding in a by-election on 19 September 1922. He was a member of that legislature until his defeat in the 1929 provincial election.
McNiven resigned from the House of Commons on 19 October 1944 before the end of the 19th Canadian Parliament to become a judge on the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench. In that same year, he also began to serve on various wartime-related boards. In 1949, he was made a judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan where he presided until shortly before his death in July 1961.
Quasar (Wendell Elvis Vaughn) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. He is one of Marvel’s cosmic heroes, a character whose adventures frequently take him into outer space or other dimensions. However, Quasar deviates from the archetype of the noble, dauntless alien set by such Silver Age cosmic heroes as the Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock and Captain Mar-Vell in that he is an everyman. He starred in an eponymous monthly ongoing series written by Mark Gruenwald that ran for sixty issues beginning in 1989 and has served as a member of The Avengers.
The world’s smartest garbageman is a fictional character in Scott Adams‘s Dilbert comic strip. He is Dilbert’s garbageman and a mysterious philosopher and scientist. He occasionally solves extremely complex problems for Dilbert and has several inventions, including a weather control device, a phaser, and an anti-stupidity gun. He also goes through Dilbert’s trash on occasion, and once completed a robot that Dilbert had thrown out. In the TV show, it is revealed that he is the only garbageman for the whole city, and is able to collect for all houses through teleportation.
The flyback converter is used in both AC/DC and DC/DC conversion with galvanic isolation between the input and any outputs. More precisely, the flyback converter is a buck-boost converter with the inductor split to form a transformer, so that the voltage ratios are multiplied with an additional advantage of isolation. When driving for example a plasma lamp or a voltage multiplier the rectifying diode of the buck-boost converter is left out and the device is called a flyback transformer.
Suzy Prim (11 October 1896 – 8 July 1991) was a French actress.
Born Suzanne Mariette Arduini in Paris, Prim died in 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt.
The Syracuse College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1870 as the founding college