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Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The venue is predominantly used for cricket and Australian rules football, but has played host to rugby league, rugby union, tennis among other sports as well as being used to hold concerts. described Adelaide Oval as being "one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world". After the completion of the ground‘s most recent redevelopment in 2014, sports journalist Gerard Whateley described the venue as being "the most perfect piece of modern architecture because it's a contemporary stadium with all the character that it's had in the past". Adelaide Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association since 1871 and South Australian National Football League since 2014; the stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority. Its record crowd for cricket was 55,317 for the Second Ashes Test on 2 December 2017 and its record crowd for an Australian rules football match was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between Port Adelaide and Sturt.

In 1871 the ground was established after the formation of South Australian Cricket Association. During 1888 a switchback rollercoaster was constructed and was adjacent to Adelaide Oval where the present Riverbank Stand resides. In 1900 a picket fence was put in place around Oval's playing surface. In 1911 the current Adelaide Oval scoreboard, designed by architect Kenneth Milne, began service. In 1990 the Sir Donald Bradman Stand was built to replace the John Creswell stand and provided up to date facilities for spectators. In 1997 lights were constructed at the ground allowing sport to be held at night; this was the subject of a lengthy dispute with the Adelaide City Council relating to the parklands area. The first towers erected. In 2003 two grandstands, named the Chappell Stands, after the South Australian cricketing brothers Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell and Trevor Chappell were completed. Temporary stands were constructed for the 2006 Ashes Series to cope with demand. In August 2008 the South Australian Cricket Association announced that it had approved plans to redevelop the ground, involving expanding its capacity to 40,000.

Development plans showed a reconfiguration of a remodelled western stand. The redevelopment would make the ground a viable option for hosting Australian Football League games as well as international soccer and rugby; the state and federal Governments each pledged $25m to the project, leaving the SACA to raise at least $45m. The SACA planned for the new stand to be ready in time for the 2010–11 Ashes series; the South Australian government announced it would commit funding to redevelop Adelaide Oval into a multi-purpose sports facility that would bring AFL football to central Adelaide. Announcing an agreement negotiated with SACA, SANFL and the AFL, the Rann Labor government committed $450 million to the project; the three original western stands were demolished were torn down in June 2009 and a single Western stand was developed in its place ahead of the 2010–11 Ashes series. The Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority, a joint venture of SACA and the South Australian National Football League, was registered as a company on 23 December 2009 following the re-announcement of the plan.

The AOSMA has eight directors, four associated with SACA and four with SANFL. In 2010 the new Western stand was completed incorporating 14,000 individual seats and features improved shading conditions and amenities for SACA members. In the lead up to the 2010 state election, the opposition SA Liberals announced that, if elected, it would build with a new stadium with a roof, located at Riverside West at the site of the state government's new hospital location; the incumbent SA Labor government subsequently announced it would fund a $450 million upgrade and redevelopment of the whole of Adelaide Oval, rather than just the Western Grand Stand. Labor narrowly won re-election in 2010, resulting in its Adelaide Oval upgrade policy going ahead though for a steeper $535 million, of which this deal included the State Government clearing the SACA's $85 million debt. However, in early-mid-2010, prior to the election, it became clear. Following the 2010 state election, the Rann Labor government capped the State Government's commitment, stating: "It's $450 million – and not a penny more", set a deadline for the parties to agree.

In May, Treasurer Kevin Foley announced that "the Government's final offer to the SANFL and SACA for the redevelopment" was $535 million, the deadline was extended to August 2010. The SACA and the SANFL were in the process of negotiating an agreement that would enable Australian Rules Football to use Adelaide Oval during the AFL season as their home ground. In August 2010, SANFL and SACA representatives signed letters of intent committing to the project, including the capped $535 million offer from the state government; the redevelopment included a $40 million pedestrian bridge across the River Torrens to link the Adelaide railway station precinct with the Adelaide Oval precinct, completed for the Ashes cricket series in December 2013 and completed ahead of the 2014 AFL season. In early 2011, the AFL, SANFL, SACA, the SA Government and the Australian Government reached a

2016–17 PFC Cherno More Varna season

This page covers all relevant details regarding PFC Cherno More Varna for all official competitions inside the 2016–17 season. These are Bulgarian Cup; the team's head coach Nikola Spasov has signed a one-year contract extension after the 2015–16 season, but left the club by mutual consent a few weeks later. Subsequently, on 21 June 2016 the club appointed Georgi Ivanov as new head coach, which will be his second spell at the helm of Cherno More; as the club's ground, Ticha Stadium, was not certified to host league games, the team will play all of its home games at Kavarna Stadium in Kavarna at least until the repair works at Ticha are completed. Updated to match played 31 May 2017Source: Competitions Correct as of match played on 31 May 2017. Key: ‡ On loan from another club * First appearance for the clubCorrect as of 31 May 2017. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable. Includes injury time. Positions indicate the most natural position of the particular player, followed by alternative positions where he started games during the course of the season.

Correct as of match played on 31 May 2017. Last updated: 31 May 2017 Source: Match reports in Competitions, Man of the Match Awards Correct as of 31 May 2017Players are listed in descending order of Players with the same amount of cards are listed by their position on the club's official website Players in bold are still out from their injuries. Players listed will/have miss at least one competitive game; as of 14:19, March 15, 2020 Correct as of match played on 28 May 2017. Win Draw Loss Void

Infrared non-destructive testing of materials

Active thermography is an advanced nondestructive testing procedure, which uses a thermography measurement of a tested material thermal response after its external excitation. This principle can be used for non-contact infrared non-destructive testing of materials; the IRNDT method is based on an excitation of a tested material by an external source, which brings some energy to the material. Halogen lamps, flash-lamps, ultrasonic horn or other sources can be used as the excitation source for the IRNDT; the excitation causes a tested material thermal response, measured by an infrared camera. It is possible to obtain information about the tested material surface and sub-surface defects or material inhomogeneities by using a suitable combination of excitation source, excitation procedure, infrared camera and evaluation method. Modern thermographic systems with high-speed and high-sensitivity IR cameras extend the possibilities of the inspection method. Modularity of the systems allows their usage for research and development applications as well as in modern industrial production lines.

Thermovision nondestructive testing of components can be carried out on a wide range of various materials. Thermographic inspection of material can be regarded as a method of infrared defectoscopy, capable of revealing material imperfections such as cracks, voids and other inhomogeneities; the thermographic testing can be provided on individual components in a laboratory or directly on technology facilities that are in duty. Infrared thermography is an analysis technique based on the detection of radiation in the IR part of the electromagnetic spectrum. According to the black body radiation law, all objects with temperature greater than absolute zero emit IR radiation; the device detecting and composing a 2D image of the IR radiation is called an IR camera or a thermographic camera referred to as an infrared camera. The result of the thermographic recording is an image or a sequence, which corresponds to the intensity of the thermal radiation of the recorded object; the recording is called a thermogram.

The intensity of the thermal radiation of the object is directly connected with the object temperature. The thermogram is therefore an image of the object surface temperature distribution. IR thermography is in the most cases used for non-contact measurement of spatial and time distribution of temperature fields. IR thermography has a number of advantages – it is non-contact measurement, it captures an area or it can measure moving or rotating objects if the objects have a high temperature. However, the IR radiation intensity detected by the infrared camera does not depend on the measured object temperature; the main drawback of IR thermography is the fact that the result is influenced by a number of factors such as the thermo-optical properties of the object, ambient temperature, environment properties, etc. The knowledge of the measured object optical properties are fundamental for an accurate temperature measurement. Determination of these properties is a complicated task and it requires experiences and an appropriate equipment.

Thermography can be classified as qualitative or quantitative, passive or active. Qualitative thermography does not require an accurate temperature measurement, it only evaluates temperature differences between particular components, between different spots on the same object or between the measured object and the background. Qualitative thermography has many important applications, for example a thermal leaks diagnostics, thermal components diagnostics, searching for persons or in medicine. In contrast, the goal of quantitative thermography is an accurate temperature measurement of inspected objects. Knowledge of thermo-optical properties of the measured objects is essential in this case. Moreover, the thermo-optical properties depend on temperature and it is necessary to take into account an influence of environment. Important applications of quantitative thermography include temperature monitoring during thermal processing or determination of thermal boundary conditions for numerical simulations of thermal processes.

Both the qualitative and quantitative approaches can be applied in terms of passive or active thermography. If the object temperature is not artificially affected during its measuring, it is called the passive thermography. If an artificial excitation using an external source is applied on the measured object, it is called active thermography; the external excitation causes temperature contrasts associated with material inhomogeneities or defects occurrence or it can be used for material properties identification. The active thermography is the important technique used for finding defects in materials, so called infrared non-destructive testing. Active thermography can be applied for material thermal properties determination. Active thermography uses an external source for measured object excitation, that means introducing an energy into the object; the excitation sources can be classified by the principles: optical radiation or microwaves absorption, electromagnetic induction, elastic waves transformation, plastic deformation transformation.

Various excitation sources can be used for the active thermography and nondestructive testing, for example laser heating, flash lamps, halogen lamps, electrical heating, ultrasonic horn, eddy currents and others. The measured object can be heated by an external source directly, e.g. by hot air. The material inhomogeneities or defects cause a distortion of tempe

Solipuram Madhusudhan Reddy

Solipuram Madhusudhan Reddy was born on 15 October 1940 to Smt. Peddamma and Sri. Laxma Reddy in Errambelli village of Valigonda mandal, Nalgonda district, India He earned his bachelor’s in botany, took his master's degree in botany from Osmania University and Ph. D. degree from Jai Narain Vyas University. He did post-doctoral research in the Institute of Microbiology, Czechoslovakia during 1978-79 and visited different laboratories in Eastern Europe, he guided more than 30 research students of Ph. D. degree and published more than 350 research papers in various journals. He is a fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Botanical Society and A. P. Academy of Sciences, he is on the Editorial Board of various research journals. Retired botany professor of Kakatiya University, S. M. Reddy has been elected President of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2016, he took charge on October 27 as president at the annual conference of the society held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from Prof. Ashok Bhatnagar of University of Delhi.

He authored and co-authored books in botany and plant pathology. The standard author abbreviation S. M. Reddy is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name

List of diplomatic missions of the Philippines

This is a list of diplomatic missions of the Philippines. The Philippines has a network of diplomatic missions in major cities around the world to forward Philippine interests in the areas that they serve, as well as to serve the ever-growing numbers of Overseas Filipinos. Although attempts at initial diplomatic relations were made during the Philippine Revolution and the time of the First Philippine Republic, most nations have established diplomatic relations with the Philippines only recently. Although the Philippine diplomatic mission network is wide, there are embassies that are accredited to other nations without Philippine diplomatic posts. There are several honorary consulates maintained in other major cities; the network as of 2019 consists of 61 embassies, 25 consulates general, seven permanent missions, one mission. Among these posts is the Manila Economic and Cultural Office and its two additional Cultural Offices in Taiwan. In 2012, during the presidency of Benigno Aquino III, the Philippines shut down ten posts: Caracas, Venezuela.

The closures have since been reversed under Aquino's successor, Rodrigo Duterte, as the consulate in Barcelona is set to reopen by 2019 after the House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the DFA to do so. On September 24, 2018, the consulate general in Houston was reopened, 25 years after its closure, while the consulate general in Frankfurt was reopened on 15 January 2019. On January 14, 2019, the Philippines opened its first resident embassy in Copenhagen, the first new embassy to open since 2012. Foreign relations of the Philippines Visa policy of the Philippines Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

Barnabas Zhang

Barnabas Zhang, was an early pioneer of the Chinese indigenous True Jesus Church. Known as Zhang Dianju, he was born in Weixian, Shandong Province, worked as a collector of antiques, he was first introduced to the True Jesus Church through his relative Zhang Lingsheng, who came and proselytized in his hometown of Weixian. After hearing Zhang Lingsheng's preaching, Zhang Dianju, a Presbyterian, received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues on 16 March 1912. Paul Wei considered the founder of the True Jesus Church, would travel to Weixian in spring 1919, he proselytized to members of local Presbyterian churches, establishing local branches of the True Jesus Church. Wei ordained Zhang Lingsheng as bishop of Shandong and Zhang Dianju as elder, all three would travel throughout many provinces of China and draw in over a thousand members, most of whom came from existing independent, Seventh Day Adventist, or mainline churches. Many of these new converts would take on new names, including Zhang Dianju who would now be known as Barnabas Zhang.

Despite Paul Wei's death in October 1919, the church continued to thrive and grow in the 1920s under two headquarters, one led by Isaac Wei, the son of Paul Wei, the other led by Barnabas Zhang. However, a growing north–south schism developed between the two leaders with Isaac Wei being influential in northern China and Barnabas Zhang becoming influential in the southern provinces of Fujian and Guangdong, as well as in Taiwan and Chinese communities in Malaya. In a general assembly in 1930, Barnabas Zhang was excommunicated, placing the church under the leadership of Isaac Wei. However, Barnabas Zhang would still lead a number of followers in southern China and southeast Asia under the name the China True Jesus Church until his death. Barnabas died in Singapore on 25 January 1961. True Jesus Church in Taiwan True Jesus Mission