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Yamazoe, Nara

Yamazoe is a village located in Yamabe District, Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of April 1, 2017, the village has an estimated population of 3,701; the total area is 66.56 km². Located in the northeastern corner of Nara Prefecture, it is located on a plateau, with Mount Kanna as its highest mountain, it is cool in the freezing in the winter. The village has an elevation between 620 m; the Nabari River flows through. Nara Prefecture Nara Uda Mie Prefecture Iga Nabari Primary Schools Yamazoe Elementary School Kitano Elementary School Junior High Schools Yamazoe Junior High School Media related to Yamazoe, Nara at Wikimedia Commons Yamazoe village Official Site

Sherry vinegar

Sherry vinegar is a gourmet wine vinegar made from Sherry. It is produced in the Spanish province of Cádiz and inside the triangular area between the city of Jerez de la Frontera and towns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María, known as the "sherry triangle". In the USA, to be called vinagre de Jerez, by law the Sherry vinegar must undergo ageing in American oak for a minimum of six months, can only be aged within the "sherry triangle" and must have a minimum of 7 degrees acidity. Most Sherry vinegars are aged using the same solera system as Brandy de Jerez; the production and quality of sherry vinegar is monitored and controlled by the Consejo Regulador and Sherry vinegar has its own Denominación de Origen, protected by Spanish and EU law. The only other vinegars with similar protected designation of origin are "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale" from Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy and "Condado de Huelva" in Spain. Vinagre de Jerez has a minimum of 6 months aging in wood. Vinagre de Jerez Reserva has a minimum of 2 years aging in wood.

Vinagre de Jerez Gran Reserva is a new category with a minimum of 10 years aging in wood. The style of sherry vinegar depends on the grape variety used to produce the wine it is made from. Palomino: Most sherry vinegar is produced from wines which were made from the Palomino grape; the wine being used to produce the vinegar can be young wine or can be a wine which has aged. Al Pedro Ximénez: Wines produced from the Pedro Ximénez grape are sweet very sweet, the vinegars produced from these wines are sweeter than other sherry vinegars or at the least have a sweet raisin nose. Sometimes Palomino vinegars are sweetened with the addition of a small amount of Pedro Ximénez wine. Moscatel: Small amounts of sherry vinegar are produced from the Moscatel grape. Sherry vinegar is used extensively in both French cuisine. In 2008 France was the largest market for sherry vinegar. Vinaigrette made from sherry vinegar is flavourful compared to vinaigrette made from standard wine vinegar and matches well with many foods.

In Jerez de la Frontera a traditional dish is "Riñones al Jerez": lambs kidneys with a sauce made from sherry wine and sherry vinegar. The best sherry vinegars have a deep, complex flavour and enhance the flavours in soups, sauces and dressings. Vinegar from sherry has been around since sherry was first produced around Jerez. In the sherry bodegas wines which had undergone acetic fermentation and turned to vinegar were considered failures, however since the 1950s winemakers started to view sherry vinegar as a product in its own right and now encourage it, they began to age their vinegars in the same way as their wines and brandies. Barrels containing vinegar are always removed from the wine bodega, this is to prevent other barrels of wine turning to vinegar. Any barrels which have contained vinegar cannot be used to store wine again due to the risk of acetic fermentation. In the past the vinegar was sold at the bodega door; some barrels were stored separately and forgotten about. These vinegars, many over 50 years old, are now being re-discovered.

"Sherry" by Julian Jeffs Revised Edition 2004 ISBN 1-84000-923-3 "Sherry. The Noble Wine" by Manuel González Gordon and revised by John Doxat 1990 ISBN 1-870948-40-8 Consejo Regulador ORDEN de 22 de febrero de 2000, por la que se aprueba el Reglamento de la Denominación de Origen Vinagre de Jerez Resolución de 24 de marzo de 2009, de la Dirección General de Industria y Mercados Alimentarios, por la que se concede la protección nacional transitoria a la Denominación de Origen Protegida "Vinagre de Jerez"

Ben Monder

Ben Monder is an American modern jazz guitarist. Monder started playing guitar. From 1979–84, he attended the Westchester Conservatory of Music, the University of Miami, Queens College. One of his early jobs was in 1986. In 1995 he recorded his debut album, featuring drummer Jim Black and bassist Drew Gress. Bloom, a 2001 recording with saxophone player Bill McHenry, wasn't released until 2010. In between, he released Oceana, a genre-bending solo album, The Distance, an album with pianist Chris Gestrin and drummer Dylan van der Schyff. In 2007, he recorded At Night with singer and electronic musician Theo Bleckmann and drummer Satoshi Takeishi. Monder played guitar on Blackstar, he has worked with Lee Konitz, David Bowie, Paul Motian, Chris Cheek, Tim Berne, David Binney, Theo Bleckmann, George Garzone, Jon Gordon, Julie Hardy, John Hollenbeck, Marc Johnson, Frank Kimbrough, Guillermo Klein, Dave Liebman, Michael Leonhart, Rebecca Martin, Donny McCaslin, Bill McHenry, Charles Pillow, Tim Ries, Pete Robbins, Josh Roseman, Maria Schneider, Kendra Shank, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Wheeler, Dan Willis, Miguel Zenón, Patrick Zimmerli.

From 2002–2005, he taught at the New England Conservatory. Flux No Boat with Theo Bleckmann Dust Excavation Oceana At Night with Theo Bleckmann Bloom with Bill McHenry Hydra Amorphae Day After Day With David Bowie Sue Blackstar With Guillermo Klein Los Guachos II Los Guachos III Carrera Los Guachos V With Donny McCaslin Seen from Above Soar In Pursuit Declaration Blow With Bill McHenry Rest Stop Graphic Featuring Paul Motian Roses Ghosts of the Sun With Paul Motian Europe Holiday for Strings Garden of Eden With Noah Preminger Dry Bridge Road Haymaker Some Other Time With Maria Schneider Evanescence Coming About Allegresse Days of Wine and Roses Concert in the Garden Sky Blue With Patrick Zimmerli Explosion Expansion The Book of Hours With others Pablo Ablanedo, Alegria Reid Anderson, The Vastness of Space David Binney, The Luxury of Guessing Theo Bleckmann, Elegy Chris Cheek, A Girl Name Joe Gerald Cleaver, Adjust Dave's True Story, Sex Without Bodies Yelena Eckemoff, Better Than Gold and Silver Jon Gordon, Currents Drew Gress, Heyday Nikolaj Hess, Global Motion + John Hollenbeck, No Images Ingrid Jensen, Infinitude Marc Johnson, Right Brain Patrol Frank Kimbrough, Noumena Steve LaSpina, Distant Dream Rebecca Martin, People Behave Like Ballads Dan McCarthy, Epoch Francisco Mela, Tree of Life Andy Milne, Forward in All Directions Andy Milne, The Seasons of Being Dave Pietro, Forgotten Dreams Mika Pohjola, Landmark Mika Pohjola, Northern Sunrise Bruno Raberg, Lifelines Tim Ries, Alternate Side Tim Ries, The Rolling Stones Project Pete Robbins, Do The Hate Laugh Shimmy Josh Roseman, Cherry Josh Roseman, Treats for the Nightwalker Kendra Shank, A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook Kendra Shank, Mosaic Jeremy Udden, Torchsongs Andre White, Signal Miguel Zenon, Looking Forward Official site

Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai is a venture capitalist, adjunct faculty at Harvard Kennedy School, a former senior official in the Obama Administration. Nick was the Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, he assumed this role under the second Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Todd Park, continued under Megan Smith. Sinai was a Senior Advisor to Park as well as to the first U. S. CTO, Aneesh Chopra, starting in 2010. Nick was a volunteer on the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and was selected to the leadership team of her Tech and Innovation transition team. During the campaign, he contributed to the Hillary for America policy proposal on technology and innovation, a policy memo on transforming procurement. Nick is a regular contributor to the TV Show Government Matters, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Economist; as Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Nick teaches the field class “Technology and Innovation in Government.”

His students learn user-centered design, user-testing, how to hack bureaucracies with empathy to get stuff done. Nick was the inaugural Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he focused on data as public infrastructure and the media and economic implications of providing greater public access to government data. Nick is a faculty affiliate of the Shorenstein Center. Nick co-authored a 2017 Harvard Business School case about the U. S. Digital Service, a Politico op-ed on digital government, is a regular blogger about modernizing government. Nick is a faculty affiliate and co-founder of Digital HKS, a new initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School to train public leaders to understand digital technologies to improve public leadership, activate civic participation, inform governance. Nick has argued large tech companies should “strengthen their infrastructure for policing their platforms and be much more transparent” saying that "tech companies need to realize that presumption of good faith is eroding," and that "they need to make sure they are good neighbors, good employers, good at delivering on the promises they make to customers, think hard about who they have been leaving out or affecting."Nick is a faculty mentor to the Harvard Open Data Project, a group of over 40 Harvard College students showcasing uses of Harvard University data—including predicting the results of the undergraduate student government election.

Nick is an advisor to Coding It Forward, a student-led nonprofit empowering computer science, data science, design students to create social good—starting with federal agency internships. Coding It Forward, in year two, placed 36 technology students in six federal agencies: Census, HHS, GSA, ITA, VA, the State Department. Nick is a Senior Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners. Founded in 1995, Insight Venture Partners has raised more than $23 billion and invested in more than 300 growth-stage software and data companies, including $6.3 billion for its latest fund 10. The firm has over 150 current portfolio companies, has overseen over 225 M&A transactions and has participated in more than 40 IPOs. In the first six months of 2018, three of the top 10 highest valued US venture-backed companies that went public were Insight portfolio companies. Nick joined Insight in late 2014. Nick helped invest in Virgin Pulse and Recorded Future; as U. S. Deputy CTO, Nick led President Obama’s Open Data Initiatives to liberate data to fuel innovation and economic growth.

A prominent advocate and frequent speaker for Open Data, he has said “government data is a valuable asset and should be available wherever possible” and that data “should be thought of as infrastructure." He contributed to President Obama’s Executive Order 13642, the re-launch of, Project Open Data, the U. S. Digital Services Playbook, the G8 Open Data Charter, the White House Big Data report, the U. S. Open Data Action Plan. Nick led Administration efforts to give Americans easier access to their own data and to advance the idea that Americans deserve secure access to their own healthcare, student loan and other personal data in machine-readable formats. Nick launched the White House’s Green Button Initiative, a public-private effort to provide electricity customers online access to their own energy usage data, he led the Open Government Initiative and developed the second U. S. Open Government Plan, to ensure that the federal government is more transparent and collaborative. Improvements underway as part of the plan include greater fiscal transparency, opening up the We the People online petition platform, improving service for Freedom of Information Act requests.

Nick was part of the U. S. delegation at the Open Government Partnership Head of State event, where President Obama unveiled new transparency commitments to improve accessibility to federal financial data, improve federal digital services, strengthen patient privacy in the health care system, develop a federal open source software policy. Nick helped start and grow the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which brings tech-savvy entrepreneurs into the federal government for year-long "tours of duty", with a particular focus on data innovation projects. Nick contributed to the launch and growth of U. S. Digital Service, including co-authoring part of the Digital Services Playbook. In January 2017, with less than an hour left in office, President Obama signed the TALENT Act, bipartisan legislation that made the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program a permanent part of the Federal government. Nick’s role in the legislation and the

Eglin steel

Eglin steel is a high-strength, high-performance, low-alloy, low-cost steel, developed for new generation of bunker buster type bombs, e.g. the Massive Ordnance Penetrator and the improved version of the GBU-28 bomb known as EGBU-28. It was developed in collaboration between the Ellwood National Forge Company; the development of Eglin steel was commissioned to find a low-cost replacement for strong and tough but expensive superalloy steels such as AF-1410, Aermet-100, HY-180, HP9-4-20/30. A high-performance casing material is required so the weapon survives the high impact speeds required for deep penetration; the material has a wide range of other applications, from missile parts and tank bodies to machine parts. The material can be less expensive, it does not require vacuum processing. Unlike some other high-performance alloys, Eglin steel can be welded broadening the range of its application, it uses half as much nickel as other superalloys, substituting silicon to help with toughness and particles of vanadium carbide and tungsten carbide for additional hardness and high-temperature strength.

The material involves chromium and low to medium amounts of carbon, which contribute to the material's strength and hardness. At room temperature, ES-1's yield is 224,500 PSI, ultimate strength is 263,700 PSI. At 900°C, yield is 193,900 PSI, ultimate strength is 246,700. Rockwell hardness is 45.6. For toughness, the Charpy notch impact is 56.2 foot-pounds at room temperature, 42.7 ft-lbs at -40F. ES-1 is a balance of tensile strength, high temperature tensile strength and toughness. By varying the heat treatment to include water or liquid nitrogen quenching, or omitting the normalization heat-treat to permit work hardening, properties can be improved. ES-5, with an economical air and water quench, provides 244,800 PSI of yield, 291,900 PSI ultimate yield. By comparison, ordinary structural steel yields at 36,000 PSI, 4150 "ordnance" steel at 75,000; the material composition by weight is: Iron Carbon Manganese Silicon, stabilizes the austenite phase, enhances toughness Chromium, enhances strength and hardenability Molybdenum, enhances hardenability Nickel, increases toughness Tungsten, enhances strength and wear resistance Vanadium, increases toughness Copper Phosphorus Sulfur Calcium, sulfur control agent Nitrogen Aluminium The material has an unusually wide range of production methods for a superalloy: electric arc, ladle refined with vacuum treatment.

Vacuum treatments are recommended for best premium uses. The material has to undergo heat treatment involving normalization and tempering to develop the required austenitic microstructure, with subsequent tempering. Test plates were 1 inch. First they were normalized, they were charged in a furnace at 500F. Heated at 125F per hour to 1625–1725F. Held at 1750F for an hour per inch of section size, air-cooled to room temperature. Next the samples were austenized by repeating the process up to 1700F, held for an hour per inch of section size oil quenched to below 125F, they were tempered by in an oven that started below 500F, increased at 100F per hour per inch of section size, allowed to air-cool to room temperature. The patent credits Morris James Ruhlman as inventors. USAF-96 A material developed for the same purposes at Eglin. Aermet Maraging steel Eglin Air Force Base AFRL Horizons - Eglin steel - EGBU-28 Ellwood National Forge Company