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Abersoch

Abersoch is a village in the community of Llanengan in Gwynedd, Wales. It is a popular coastal seaside resort, with around 800 residents, on the east-facing south coast of the Llŷn Peninsula at the southern terminus of the A499, it is about 7 miles south-west of Pwllheli and 27 miles south-west of the county town of Caernarfon. The village takes its name from Afon Soch, which reaches the sea in the village. A fishing port, Abersoch is now a tourist centre specialising in dinghy sailing and other watersports such as windsurfing and jet-skiing. Nearby Porth Neigwl is popular for surfing; the village has had a lifeboat station since 1869. Central Abersoch has a variety of small shops as well as bars, restaurants and hotels. Boat trips around St Tudwal's Islands to see the seals and other wildlife are available from the village. Abersoch is popular for its close proximity to Snowdonia National Park, with Snowdon being visible from Abersoch Bay on clear days. There is an 18-hole golf course. Abersoch was named one of the best places to live in Wales in 2017.

According to the 2011 UK Census, 97.2% of the population was born in the United Kingdom. Although situated in Wales, the majority of the village's population was born in England, with only 44.7% having been born in Wales. The 2011 Census demonstrated. 34.0% of the population identified themselves as Welsh only. The surrounding community of Llanengan is less Anglicised. 43.5 % of the population aged 3 and over noted. 52.1 % noted. Of those who were born in Wales, 85% of the population aged three and over noted that they could speak Welsh. Abersoch has a Welsh-medium primary school for 3 to 8 year olds; the neighbouring village of Sarn Bach has a Welsh-medium primary school for 3 to 11 year olds. As of 2017, the two schools between them educate 72 pupils. According to the latest Estyn reports conducted in 2017, 39% of pupils in Ysgol Abersoch primary school came from Welsh-speaking homes, with 47% of pupils of Sarn Bach pupils coming from homes where Welsh was spoken; the closest specialist school to Abersoch is Ysgol Hafod Lon in Penrhyndeudraeth.

Ysgol Botwnnog, situated 5 miles inland from Abersoch, provides Welsh-medium secondary education to pupils from the village. Gwynedd.gov.uk Abersoch website

Evacuation slide

Federal Aviation Administration and EASA regulations require an approved method of escape on all aircraft exits where the floor is 6 feet or more above the ground). There are design requirements for passengers to be able to evacuate within certain limits. An evacuation slide is an inflatable slide that both allows people to descend safely from the exit and has a sufficiently high use rate to meet the evacuation timings. Escape slides are the reference means of compliance with the regulation although some cargo aircraft use different methods; the first aircraft evacuation slide was developed and produced by Air Cruisers, founded by James F. Boyle, inventor of the World War II life vest, the "Mae West"; the patent for the inflatable escape chute assembly was submitted by Boyle in 1954 and the designs was patented in 1956 under patent number 2,765,131. Today Air Cruisers is part of Zodiac Aerospace and owned by Safran who are the world's largest provider of evacuation slides. Prior to inflatables, some passenger aircraft utilized canvas type slides which required the crew to undertake an extensive rigging procedure.

Canvas type slides are still found on some out of production Russian aircraft. There are four types of inflatable aircraft evacuation aid covered by EASA Technical Order:Type I- Inflatable Slide Type II- Inflatable Slide/Raft Type III- Inflatable Exit Ramp Type IV- Inflatable Exit Ramp/Slide Type I Slides and Type II Slide/Rafts both function the same on land allowing descent from the door to the ground. A slide/raft functions as a life raft in a landing on water and therefore are required to include sea survival specific features such as. Where only a Type I slide is fitted it has sufficient buoyancy to act as an aid in the event of a water landing. A Type III inflatable ramp is a small platform that may be fitted to allow easy assess from, for example, an over-wing wing exit door to an area of structure from where descent can be achieved either by a separate slide or by jumping, depending on the height. Type IV combines the slide into a single functional unit; the over-wing exits on the Airbus A320 series, Airbus A380, Boeing 747, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft use ramp slides in various configurations.

Slides can be single or dual lane, depending on the width of the exit they are fitted to and in testing must show a nominal exit rate of 70 people per minute per lane. A dual lane slide is one, capable of carrying two parallel lines of evacuees and is used at the main doors on Widebody aircraft. Slides and slide/rafts can be detached from the aircraft; this may, for example, involve lifting up the flap on the girt bar, pulling the detach handle. These procedures are placarded red on the slide, "For Ditching Use Only". Once the slide is separated, the slide remains attached to the aircraft by a mooring line; this line will break if the airframe submerges, or can be disconnected with a pre-supplied knife or disconnect handle. Another unique type of evacuation slide is found on the DC-9 family of aircraft and its successors the MD-80 and Boeing 717; this type of slide is in the aircraft's tailcone, deploys after the tailcone is jettisoned by flight attendants, allowing for evacuation through the rear of the airframe.

The procedure to use this exit may involve removing a plug-type pressure bulkhead, or a swing type door that leads directly to a walkway. At the end of the walkway is the slide pack and a manual tailcone jettison handle for use if the tailcone has not been automatically jettisoned by opening the walkway entrance. One of the newest developments in evacuation slide technology can be found on the Airbus A380, developed by Goodrich Aircraft Interior Products. Certain slides on board the aircraft have the Tribrid Inflation System, connected to a sensing system within the door. If the door is opened in emergency mode at an abnormal attitude, the slide will inflate but will inflate several feet of additional slide to ensure the slide reaches the ground; this contrasts with the Boeing 747. Slides fitted by main fuselage doors are mounted on the door itself; this packaging is inside in a slide bustle, a protruding part on the inside of an aircraft door that varies with aircraft size, door size and door location.

At wide doors typical on large aircraft these will be "dual lane" slides capable of carrying two parallel lines of evacuees. To reduce evacuation time, evacuation slides deploy automatically when a door is opened in an "armed" condition. Various forms of indicators, such as lights and pins with ribbons are used to indicate an armed condition. All large commercial aircraft have escape slides on the main doors but some have slides for exits over the wings; these include the Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Airbus A320-series aircraft. Overwing evacuation slides are not designed for use in ditching situations as they cannot be detached, and will not operate, as the system is disabled by the aspirators on the slide taking in water. Aircraft where there is no over-wing slide, such as the Embraer 190, 717, 737 do not require them by regulation because when the flaps are lowered, they are low enough to the ground to meet the requirement. Window exits come in two configurations: An unhinged hatch type exit, where the hatch is unlocked from the inside and pulled into the cabin, whereupon it can be disposed.

Some carriers recommend placing the hatch

Grey (manga)

Grey is a Japanese science fiction manga created by Yoshihisa Tagami, published in the 1980s. It has been adapted into an original video animation under the title Grey: Digital Target; the world is covered in wastelands that are dotted with numbered "Towns". All Towns are supervised by computers called "Little Mamas". One can only become one of the privileged "Citizens" by joining the army and fighting the other Towns' forces, as the Towns are continually at war with one another. Soldier Grey, on track to become a Citizen, earns the nickname "Grey Death" for his tenacity on the battlefield and ability to survive when the rest of his comrades are killed. Grey's field commander, a man that saved his life many times, is lost in the African sector, he goes looking for him, discovering who and what the resistance fighters are, why the Towns are all different in both military might and how they are run, what the true secret of "Big Mama" is. In the introduction to the Viz Media English Adaptation, Harlan Ellison wrote compared Grey to his own type of hard-edged speculative fiction.

Where the manga stays on a downward spiral of tragedy, a few choices in the anime adaptation provide some hope to Grey and his companions. Helen McCarthy in 500 Essential Anime Movies praised the film as being "intelligently written", she stated that "although the animation is dated, this is one of the most poignant and compelling anime made", calling it a "bleak yet uncompromisingly courageous view of the individual choices and chances against the system". Justin Sevakis from ANN commented about the film as one of the "few anime that genuinely says something original about the world and societies in which we live, one of the better ones is Grey: Digital Target." He felt it was "incredibly rushed, relying on a combination of quick flashbacks and bland dialogue to do the sort of narrative and dramatic heavy lifting that a better show would have conveyed visually." This detriment causes the character development to be "are more or less wasted" and didn't produce "any sort of real attachment".

He praised the film with its "thought provoking ideas -- ideas with roots in the revolutionary ideas of a teenager, but with the understanding of the world that only an adult can bring" but admittedly, it "has too many flaws to be recommended wholeheartedly." "Translated Manga Pick of the Month" - Entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Puy de Sancy

Puy de Sancy is the highest mountain in the Massif Central. It is part of an ancient stratovolcano, inactive for about 220,000 years; the northern and southern slopes are used for skiing, a number of cablecars and skilifts ascend the mountain. Skiing has been practised on the mountain since the early 20th century. Two local priests traversed the Puy de Sancy on skis in 1905. In 1936, a cable car link was built from Mont-Dore to one of the needles just below the summit. In December 1965, a cable car accident killed seven others. Super-Besse is another ski resort, located on the southwestern slope; the valley to the north is the source of two streams called Dore and Dogne, which unite to form the Dordogne River, which flows through the nearby spa town of Mont-Dore and on to the Gironde estuary. Cattermole, Auvergne, Classic Geology in Europe, 2, Terra Publishing, ISBN 1-903544-05-X; the Sancy Ski Area

Angus Bucks

Angus Bucks, Angus Bills or AC/DC Dollars are fake, United States one-dollar bills featuring Angus Young, the lead guitarist from the Australian rock'n' roll band AC/DC. Thousands were dropped on the audience as a theatrical gimmick at the end of the song "Moneytalks" during the band's tour to promote their 1990 album The Razors Edge. Angus takes the place of the George Washington on the front. On the back in place of the Great Seal and the bald eagle, are the cannon from the band's 1981 album For Those About to Rock We Salute You and a large iron bell representing the song "Hells Bells" from their 1980 album Back In Black, they were featured in the music video for "Moneytalks" which can be found on their DVD, Family Jewels. Additionally, AC/DC concert DVDs subsequent to the release of The Razors Edge, which include "Moneytalks" in the set list feature their appearance, for example, Live at Donington. In 1992, copies of AC/DC's Live double album included both an Angus Buck, they are now collector's items and can be found online from private sellers like eBay.

A different type of Angus Buck was released in AC/DC Backtracks Boxset. It was a replica of an Australian $100 Note, on both sides featuring Angus Young holding two cannonballs with their fuses lit. Coinciding with the Razors Edge tour, the Soviet Union disintegrated; as a token of thanks for his youthful followers, Boris Yeltsin arranged for AC/DC to add Moscow to the tour. The venue had to be relocated numerous times due to high demand settling on an airfield. Due to the volatile political and economic climate, the Soviet ruble was suffering from severe inflation. For an short period of time, Angus Bucks dropped on the crowd had more value than the ruble itself and were used for regular monetary transactions

Joseph Battell Wilderness

The Joseph Battell Wilderness is one of eight wilderness areas in the Green Mountain National Forest in the U. S. state of Vermont. The wilderness area, created by the New England Wilderness Act of 2006, is named in honor of Joseph Battell, a philanthropist and environmentalist from Middlebury, Vermont; the wilderness consists of 12,336 acres managed by the U. S. Forest Service. There are numerous mountains in the area with altitudes of at least 3,000 ft, including: the Great Cliffs, Mount Horrid, Cape Lookoff Mountain, Gillespie Peak, Romance Mountain, Worth Mountain, Monastery Mountain, Philadelphia Peak; the core of the area, from Monastery Mountain to Worth Mountain to Romance Mountain, was bequeathed as a "park" to Middlebury College by Battell in 1915. Middlebury College sold nearly all of Battell's lands to the Forest Service in the 1950s, it was the sale of these lands that prompted the Federal government to create the northern unit of the Green Mountain National Forest. The Long Trail crosses the entire length of the Joseph Battell Wilderness from Brandon Gap on its south edge to Middlebury Gap on its north edge.

The wilderness is traversed by several other hiking trails including the Sucker Brook Trail. List of U. S. Wilderness Areas Wilderness Act