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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Railways have played an important part in the history and development of the English county of Norfolk. It currently has thirty open National Rail stations, through there were once well over a hundred. Between 1959 and 1970 much of the network was closed, including more than two thirds of Norfolk's railway stations, several main lines and most of the branch lines - leaving only a core network in place. Several of the former routes have been re-opened as heritage lines such as the North Norfolk Railway and the Mid-Norfolk Railway.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The ornate ghost pipefish or harlequin ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus, is a pipefish of the family Solenostomidae found in the Western Pacific and the Indian ocean along reef edges prone to strong currents. They reach a maximum length of 12 cm. They vary in color from red, yellow to black and are almost transparent. They feed mostly on mysids and benthic shrimp. Females carry the eggs in their pelvic fins that are modified to form a brood pouch. Pipefishes or pipe-fishes (Syngnathinae) are a subfamily of small fishes, which, together with the seahorses, form the family Syngnathidae. Pipefish look like straight-bodied seahorses with tiny mouths. The name is derived from the peculiar form of their snout, which is like a long tube, ending in a narrow and small mouth which opens upwards and is toothless. The body and tail are long, thin, and snake-like.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Kennedy & His Times is a 1985 American television miniseries directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. The film was released in three parts and depicts the life of Robert F. Kennedy. Marvin J. Chomsky (born May 23, 1929) is an American television and film director. He has also worked as a producer. He is a cousin of academic Noam Chomsky. Born in New York City, Chomsky graduated from Syracuse University in 1950. His early jobs in the motion picture and television industries included work as an art director, set decorator, and producer. His feature film directing credits include Evel Knievel and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In the mathematical field of set theory, an ultrafilter on a set X is a collection of subsets of X that is a filter, that cannot be enlarged (as a filter). An ultrafilter may be considered as a finitely additive measure. Then every subset of X is either considered "almost everything" (has measure 1) or "almost nothing" (has measure 0). If A is a subset of X, then either A or X A is an element of the ultrafilter (here X A is the relative complement of A in X; that is, the set of all elements of X that are not in A). The concept can be generalized to Boolean algebras or even to general partial orders, and has many applications in set theory, model theory, and topology.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In computing, Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) is an open-source collection of tools for processing and displaying xy and xyz datasets, including rasterisation, filtering and other image processing operations, and various kinds of map projections. The software comes with a comprehensive collection of free GIS data, such as coast lines, rivers, political borders and coordinates of other geographic objects. Users convert further data (like satellite imagery and digital elevation models) from other sources and import them. GMT stores the resulting maps and diagrams in PostScript (PS) or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format. Users operate the system from the command line: this enables scripting and the automation of routine tasks. More or less comprehensive graphic user interfaces are available from third parties, as well as web applications, bringing the system's functionality online.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tolperisone, a piperidine derivative, is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. Brand names include Mydocalm and Mydeton.Typically, Tolperisone is indicated in the treatment of acute muscle spasms in back pain and spasticity in neurological diseases.Tolperisone is currently marketed in Europe as a centrally-acting muscle relaxant which reportedly has special advantages over other drugs of its class in that it is reported not to cause drowsiness or lethargy according to some manufacturers.Besides claiming that "Tolperisone has an excellent efficacy & safety profile" these manufacturers also state that Tolperisone has the unique property of mediating muscle relaxation without concomitant sedation nor does it cause impairment of coordination, weakness, mental confusion or withdrawal phenomena in contrast to other muscle relaxants.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Waseda University R.F.C. was founded in 1918. It is one of the top rugby union clubs for students in Japan, together with Kanto Gakuin University RFC, Keio University RFC and Doshisha University RFC.It is the representative club of Waseda University and has produced many players for the Japan national rugby union team.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Opuntia insularis is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. This endangered species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), where restricted to Fernandina and Isabela. A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses or cactus) is a member of the New World plant family Cactaceae. Their distinctive appearance is a result of adaptions to conserve water in dry and/or hot environments. In most species, the stem has evolved to become photosynthetic and succulent, while the leaves have evolved into spines. Many species are used for ornamental plants, and some are also grown for fodder, forage, fruits, cochineal, and other uses.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Opuntia echios is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) and is commonly known as the Galapagos prickly pear, but there are five other species of prickly pears that also are endemic to the archipelago (O. galapageia, O. helleri, O. insularis, O. megasperma and O. saxicola). Opuntia echios var. zacana is a small variety There are five varieties of Opuntia echios, each with a different appearance and distribution: Opuntia echios var. echios on the islands of Santa Cruz, Baltra, Daphne Major and South Plaza, Opuntia echios var. barringtonensis on Santa Fe, Opuntia echios var. gigantea near Academy Bay on Santa Cruz, Opuntia echios var. inermis on the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela and Opuntia echios var. zacana on North Seymour.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yvonne Brewster, O.B.E. is a stage director, teacher and writer. Born in Jamaica, Yvonne Brewster went to the UK to study drama in the mid-fifties at the Rose Bruford College and the Royal Academy of Music. She returned to Jamaica to teach Drama and she also jointly founded The Barn-Jamaica's first professional theatre company. Upon her return to England she worked extensively in radio, television, and directing for Stage Productions. In 1985 she jointly founded Talawa Theatre Company with Mona Hammond and Carmen Munroe using funding from the Greater London Council. In 1993, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for Services to the Arts in the Queen's New Years Honours list; and in 2001 she was granted an honorary Doctorate from the Open University. She published her memoirs titled The Undertaker's Daughter in 2004.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Pan-Islamism ( ) is a political movement advocating the unity of Muslims under one Islamic state - often a Caliphate. As a form of religious nationalism, Pan-Islamism differentiates itself from other pan-nationalistic ideologies, for example Pan-Arabism, by excluding culture and ethnicity as primary factors towards unification.The concept of mujahideen volunteer Islamist fighters is closely related to pan-Islamic thought. Mujahideen may come from all over the Islamic world to assist in a conflict that they deem to be religiously important.
Adrien Douady (* 25. September 1935 in La Tronche; 2. November 2006 bei Saint-Raphael in der Provence) war ein franzosischer Mathematiker, der sich unter anderem mit dynamischen Systemen beschaftigte. Douady wurde 1965 bei Henri Cartan an der Universitat Paris mit der Dissertation Le probleme des modules pour les sous-espaces analytiques compacts d'un espace analytique donne. Annales Inst.Fourier, Bd.16, 1966, S.1-95) promoviert. Am Anfang seiner Karriere beschaftigte er sich mit analytischer Geometrie im Sinne von Henri Cartan (Theorie mehrerer komplexer Variabler) und war Mitglied von Bourbaki. Spater wechselte er das Arbeitsgebiet und beschaftigte sich mit dynamischen Systemen, insbesondere mit der Iteration komplexer Funktionen (holomorphe Dynamik), die zu fraktalen Gebilden wie der Julia-Menge fuhren. Hier arbeitete er eng mit seinem Schuler John H. Hubbard zusammen. Unter anderem bewiesen sie, dass die Mandelbrotmenge zusammenhangend ist. Douady war Professor an der Universitat Paris XI in Orsay.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Michael Sagmeister (born 27 July 1959 in Frankfurt, Germany) is a German Jazz guitarist. Sagmeister gained first prominence when he performed in 1975 at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival. The following year he founded the Michael Sagmeister Trio with Udo Kistner (playing bass) and Michael Kuettner on drums which became his most successful ensemble. In the 1980s he toured as a supporting act with the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble by which he became well known in the jazz scene. From 1993 to 1997 Sagmeister was a lecturer at Berklee College of Music in Boston and since 1999 he is a tenured professor at the College for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. Sagmeister published three primers about Jazz guitar. Sagmeisters Jazz Gitarre became a standard reference in the German-speaking world.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sacred groves of India are forest fragments of varying sizes, which are communally protected, and which usually have a significant religious connotation for the protecting community. Hunting and logging are usually strictly prohibited within these patches. Other forms of forest usage like honey collection and deadwood collection are sometimes allowed on a sustainable basis. Sacred groves did not enjoy protection via federal legislation in India. Some NGOs work with local villagers to protect such groves. Traditionally, and in some cases even today, members of the community take turns to protect the grove. However, the introduction of the protected area category community reserves under the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act of 2002 has introduced legislation for providing government protection to community held lands, which could include sacred groves.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles 'Umar ibn Abi Rabi'ah (November 644, Mecca - 712/719, Mecca) was an Arabic poet from the modern-day country of Saudi Arabia. He is known for his love poetry and for being one of the originators of the literary form ghazel in Islamic literature. The ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. The form is ancient, originating in 6th century pre-Islamic Arabic verse. It is derived from the Arabian panegyric qasida. The structural requirements of the ghazal are similar in stringency to those of the Petrarchan sonnet. In its style and content it is a genre which has proved capable of an extraordinary variety of expression around its central themes of love and separation. It is one of the principal poetic forms which the Indo-Perso-Arabic civilization offered to the eastern Islamic world.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rudolf Smend (November 5, 1851 - December 27, 1913) was a German theologian who was born in Lengerich, Westphalia. He was an older brother to theologian Julius Smend (1857-1930), and the father of Carl Friedrich Rudolf Smend (1882-1975), an authority on constitutional and ecclesiastical law. He studied theology at the Universities of Gottingen, Berlin and Bonn, earning his doctorate in 1874 with a dissertation on Arabic poetry. In 1880 he became an associate professor of the Old Testament at the University of Basel, where shortly afterwards he attained the title of full professor. In 1889 he returned to the University of Gottingen as a professor of Biblical science and Semitic languages. At Gottingen he was reunited with his former teacher Julius Wellhausen (1844-1918), who was a major influence in his professional career.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Homeorhesis, derived from the Greek for "similar flow," is a concept encompassing dynamical systems which return to a trajectory, as opposed to systems which return to a particular state, which is termed homeostasis.The word itself is a little-used term of art in biology, where it describes the tendency of developing or changing organisms to continue development or change towards a given state, even if disturbed in development. The term was first coined by C.H. Waddington, on or before 1940, along with the related term chreod, meaning "necessary path," which is the trajectory to which the system tends to return.In ecology the concept is important as an element of the Gaia theory, where the system under consideration is the ecological balance of different forms of life on the planet. It was Lynn Margulis, the coauthor of Gaia hypotheses, who wrote in particular that only homeorhetic and not homeostatic balances are involved in the theory. That is, the composition of Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere are regulated around "set points" as in homeostasis, but those set points change with time.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Patrick Lachman (born March 30, 1970) was the guitarist of the band Diesel Machine (from 1996 to 2001), before joining the solo band from (at that time former) Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, titled Halford. After the release of Halford's debut album Resurrection, Lachman's other band Diesel Machine got the chance to release their own debut album, Torture Test, which had already been recorded several years earlier. With Halford he released a live album in 2001, Live Insurrection, and another studio album in 2002, Crucible. 2003 saw the release of a Halford EP called Fourging The Furnace, but in that year Rob Halford also announced he would return to Judas Priest. This looked like the end of the Halford band, so Patrick joined with former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag Darrell" Abbott and his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott in a new band called Damageplan, as their vocalist. Their debut album, New Found Power, was released in 2004.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Die Achillesferse stammt als Begriff aus der griechischen Mythologie: Die rechte Ferse war die einzige Stelle, an welcher der Sagenheld Achilleus verwundbar war. Der Begriff wird heute vor allem als Metapher verwendet und bezeichnet eine verwundbare Stelle eines Systems oder einer Taktik. Als Sohn eines menschlichen Vaters und einer gttlichen Mutter, der Meeresgttin Thetis, war Achilleus sterblich. Thetis versuchte aber, ihn zumindest unverwundbar zu machen, und tauchte ihn in den Styx, den Fluss, der die Unterwelt von der Oberwelt trennt. Die Stelle an der Ferse, an der sie Achilleus mit der Hand hielt, blieb jedoch vom Wasser des Flusses unbenetzt, und wurde so zur einzigen verwundbaren Stelle. In den bekanntesten Versionen von Achilleus' Tod wurde er von Apollon selbst oder von einem Pfeil des Paris, der von Apollon gelenkt wurde, in die verwundbare Achillesferse getroffen. Die logischste Frage ist hier aber, ob eine Verwundung der Achillesferse zum Tod fhren kann. Jedoch wurde die Achillesferse aus der Mythologie zum Namensgeber der menschlichen Achillessehne.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Refaat Ali Suleiman Al-Gammal (Arabic: ¬) (July 1, 1927 - January 30, 1982), better known as Raafat Al-Haggan (Arabic: ¬) in Egypt and as Jack Beton in Israel, was an Egyptian spy who spent 17 years performing clandestine operations in Israel. Most information about him is still confidential. According to the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID), he moved to Israel as an Egyptian Intelligence asset in 1956. He was well-known in the Israeli society and was involved in commercial projects. According to the Egyptians, he provided the Egyptian intelligence service with important information while operating a tourism company as a front. Al-Gammal's intelligence concerned, among other things, the Six-Day War and he had an important role in the Yom Kippur War by providing Egypt with detailed engineering data about the Bar Lev Line. Al-Gammal is considered a national hero in Egypt.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Place de l'toile is a large road junction in Paris, France, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues (hence the name, which translates as "Place of the Star") including the Champs-lyses which continues to the east. It was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle in 1970 following the death of General and President Charles de Gaulle. It is still often referred to by its original name, and the nearby Metro station retains the designation Charles De Gaulle - toile.The place lies in the middle of the Axe historique and at its centre stands the Arc de Triomphe.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! HMS Laburnum (Pennant no. T49 in 1/18, later T48) was a Royal Navy Acacia class sloop built by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun. She was laid down February 1915, launched 10 June 1915 and completed in August 1915. The Acacia class Fleet Sweeping Sloops were adapted for escort work, minesweeping and as decoy warships. She was in the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy from 11 March 1922 to 11 February 1935, where she exercised with cruisers, toured New Zealand ports, took part in ceremonial occasions, and went on annual Pacific Island cruises.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Theory of Cognitive Development, is a comprehensive theory about the nature and development of human intelligence first developed by Jean Piaget. It is primarily known as a developmental stage theory, but in fact, it deals with the nature of knowledge itself and how humans come gradually to acquire it, construct it, and use it. Moreover; Piaget claims the idea that cognitive development is at the centre of human organism and language is contingent on cognitive development. Below, there is first a short description of Piaget's views about the nature of intelligence and then a description of the stages through which it develops until maturity.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The pipa is a four-stringed Chinese instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12-26. Although, like its smaller sibling, the Chinese liuqin, it may look like a lute, in fact neither pipa nor liuqin has an actual neck, as the soundboard body spans the entire strings to the head of the instrument, making them handheld zithers.The pipa appeared in the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BCE) and was developed during the Han Dynasty. It is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for nearly two thousand years in China.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wilhelm Maybach was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the "King of constructors." From the late 19th century Willhelm Maybach, together with Gottlieb Daimler, developed light, high-speed internal combustion engines suitable for land, water and air use. These were fitted to the world's first motorcycle, motorboat, and after Daimler's death, to a new automobile introduced in late 1902, the Mercedes model, built to the specifications of Emil Jellinek.
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