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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sebastian Peschko (30 October 1909 - 29 September 1987) was a German classical pianist specialised in the art form of lieder and as such was partner to some of the foremost lyrical singers of the 20th century. Sebastian Peschko was born in Berlin as son of the organist and private lecturer Paul Peschko. From 1927 to 1933 he studied at the Hochschule f r Musik (today: Berlin University of the Arts), since 1930 supported by a Bechstein scholarship.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Direct2D is a 2D and vector graphics application programming interface (API) designed by Microsoft and implemented in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and also Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (with Platform Update installed). Direct2D offers high quality and fast performance while maintaining interoperability with GDI/GDI+ APIs and Direct3D/DirectDraw APIs. It can take advantage of hardware acceleration through compatible graphics cards. Direct2D is a native code API based on C++ which can be called by managed code and uses a "lightweight COM" approach just like Direct3D, with minimal amount of abstraction. However, unlike Direct3D and similarily to GDI/GDI+ and WPF, Direct2D is an "immediate mode" rendering API with simple BeginDraw/Draw/EndDraw calls; Direct2D has no concept of a "scene" and does not use retained tree structures, and the rendering state is preserved between drawing calls.
Zachary Breaux (June 26, 1960 - February 20, 1997) was an American jazz guitarist, influenced by George Benson and Wes Montgomery and best remembered for his soul-jazz work. He played with many notable jazz musicians during his career, including Roy Ayers, Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Donald Byrd.Zachary Breaux was born on June 26, 1960 in Port Arthur, Texas. He began playing at the age of 9 and after graduating from Lincoln High School, he studied music composition at North Texas State University. In 1984, he moved to New York, where he spent 6 years in the band of vibist Roy Ayers.
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! 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.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Accuphase Laboratory, Inc. (Accuphase steht fr "accurate phase") ist ein Hersteller von Unterhaltungselektronik mit Sitz in Yokohama, Japan. Das Unternehmen wurde 1972 von Jiro Kasuga gegrndet und wurde bekannt fr seine Hi-Fi-Komponenten im High-End-Bereich wie Verstrker, CD-Spieler, Tuner und Zubehr. Ein Markenzeichen wurde das champagnerfarbige Design der Gerte.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually. The remainder are contributing resources within historic districts. Each year approximately 30,000 properties are added to the National Register as part of districts or by individual Listings.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Data Notes (Miyazaki Hayao no Zass n to) collects Hayao Miyazaki's (very sporadic) manga contributions to various hobby magazines during the 1980s and early 90's. The series have been bundled in a book, published by Dainippon Kaiga in 1992, and was re-published by the same publisher in 1997.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sanitary Districts were established in England and Wales in 1875 and in Ireland in 1878. The districts were of two types, based on existing structures: Urban sanitary districts in towns with existing local government bodies.Rural sanitary districts in the remaining rural areas of poor law unions.Each district was governed by a sanitary authority and was responsible for various public health matters such as providing clean drinking water, sewers, street cleaning, and clearing slum housing.In England and Wales, both rural and urban sanitary districts were replaced in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894 by the more general rural districts and urban districts. A similar reform was carried out in Ireland in 1899 by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rebamipide, an amino acid derivative of 2(1H)-quinolinone, is used for mucosal protection, healing of gastroduodenal ulcers, and treatment of gastritis. It works by enhancing mucosal defense, scavenging free radicals, and temporarily activating genes encoding cyclooxygenase-2. Studies have shown that Rebamipide can fight the damaging effects of NSAIDs on the GIT Mucosa, and more recently, the small intestine.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An operating lease is a lease whose term is short compared to the useful life of the asset or piece of equipment (an airliner, a ship, etc.) being leased. An operating lease is commonly used to acquire equipment on a relatively short-term basis. Thus, for example, an aircraft which has an economic life of 25 years may be leased to an airline for 5 years on an operating lease. The determination of whether a lease is a finance (also called capital) lease or an operating lease is defined in the United States by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 13 (FAS 13). In countries covered by International Financial Reporting Standards, the tests are defined in IAS 17. In July 2006, the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) announced the commencement of a joint project to comprehensively reconsider lease accounting.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a role-playing video game in development by Snowblind Studios. It is based on the events taking place in the northern regions of Middle-earth in the background of the main story of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Players will take control of a hero of the war, and will be able to play through the game alone or cooperatively with other players, with the ability adjust the percentage of experience the co-op partner receives.
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! Paul Curran (born 15 January 1961) is a former professional English racing cyclist from Thornaby, Cleveland. He rode for Great Britain in the Olympic Games, won the national road championship and won several medals at the Commonwealth Games.Curran began riding for his local cycling club Stockton Wheelers and at the age of 14 completed a ten mile time trial at Crathorne, North Yorkshire in 24-49. It was obvious he had talent when in 1977 he dominated the English schools national grass and track championship winning all three individual titles in the over-15-years category.
Der Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione ist ein Sportwagen der Automobilmarke Alfa Romeo. Der Name erinnert an den Alfa Romeo 8C der 1930er Jahre und weist auf den Achtzylindermotor hin, der als Antrieb dient. Der Karosserieentwurf stammt von Wolfgang Egger, seinerzeit Leiter des Designzentrums Centro Stile von Alfa Romeo, und nimmt die Linienfuhrung der Alfa Romeo TZ aus den 1960er Jahren wieder auf. Der Wagen wurde im Jahr 2003 auf der IAA in Frankfurt am Main als Prototyp vorgestellt. Im Jahr 2005 wurde beim Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auch eine offene Spider-Version gezeigt. Anfang 2007 hatte Alfa Romeo die Produktion des Sportcoupes bei Maserati in Modena aufgenommen. Der Preis lag bei ca. 160.000 Euro. Sie war auf 500 Stuck limitiert und wurde 2009 beendet.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Warsaw Arsenal (Polish: Arsena Krolewski w Warszawie) is a building of a military arsenal in Warsaw, Poland. It is located at D uga street, in the proximity of the Warsaw's Old Town. Throughout the ages the building served a variety of roles. It was the scene of heavy fighting during the Warsaw Insurrection of 1794. Currently it houses the National Museum of Archaeology.The building was constructed in mid-16th century by order of King Stefan Batory, initially serving as the war veteran's hostel. During the reign of King W adys aw IV of Poland, between 1638 and 1643 the building was thoroughly reconstructed by General of Engineers Pawe Grodzicki (who is also considered the main architect) to suit the needs of a city arsenal (cekhauz, as it was called back then).
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Adam John Morrison (* 19. Juli 1984 in Glendive, Montana) ist ein US-amerikanischer Basketballspieler. Er besuchte die Mead High School in Spokane, einer Stadt im Bundesstaat Washington. Nach der High School nahm er ein Sportstipendium fur Basketball an der Gonzaga University in Spokane an. Im dritten Jahr (Junior) entschied er sich, Profi zu werden und verliess nach der Saison das College fruhzeitig, um sein Konnen in der NBA unter Beweis zu stellen. Im NBA-Draft des Jahres 2006 wurde er hinter Andrea Bargnani und LaMarcus Aldridge an Position drei von den Charlotte Bobcats gewahlt. Zur Zeit spielt der 2,03 m grosse Spieler bei den Lakers auf der Position des Small Forward. Am 1. November 2006 feierte er sein NBA-Debut gegen die Indiana Pacers. Gegen diese Mannschaft erzielte er auch seine bisherige Karrierebestleistung (30 Punkte) am 30. Dezember 200
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 Rajiformes is one of the four orders of batoids, flattened cartilaginous fishes related to sharks. Rajiforms are distinguished by the presence of greatly enlarged pectoral fins, which reach as far forward as the sides of the head, with a generally flattened body. The undulatory pectoral fin motion diagnostic to this taxon is known as rajiform locomotion. The eyes and spiracles are located on the upper surface of the body, and the gill slits on the underside. They have flattened, crushing teeth, and are generally carnivorous, although manta rays are filter feeders. Most species give birth to live young, although some lay eggs with a horny capsule ("mermaid's purse").
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! 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! 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! 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 megasperma is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. This vulnerable species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), where restricted to Floreana, San Cristobal and Espanola. 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.
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