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Aerovías DAP

DAP is a Chilean airline that operates charter and schedule flights, with base in Punta Arenas, Chile. The DAP group is a consortium formed by Aerovías DAP, AeroRescate, Antarctic Airways, DAP Antarctica, DAP Helicópeteros and Mineral Airways; the airline is wholly owned by the Pivcevic family. Its name DAP is the acronym of Domingo Andrés Pivcevic, a Punta Arenas businessman, its first flight was with a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter that to this day flies with the company. After visualizing the need for air transport in the area of Magallanes, the company acquired a Piper PA-31 Navajo that it employed for a couple years, before being replaced by two Cessna 402 units and a Beechcraft King Air 100, its first operations were between Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams and Puerto Natales, with some charter operations to other cities of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia. At the beginning of the 1990s, the company flew from Punta Arenas to Falkland Islands, for which it soon incorporated two Boeing 727-100 units that operated the Santiago-Punta Arenas-Mount Pleasant route.

However, the three large commercial airlines in Chile worked together to bring prices down to fight the competition established by DAP, which retired from the market, filing a lawsuit citing unloyal competition. In 2007, DAP was paid a legal compensation by the offending airlines. In over 36 years of continuous operation, DAP has not registered any accidents that put to risk life or limb of any passengers, including over 100.000 flight hours by its helicopter company DAP Helicópteros. Another of the air routes operated by Aerovías DAP is the flight from Punta Arenas to Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base, located at aerodrome Teniente Rodolfo Marsh, in King George Island -on the Antarctic territory claimed by Chile-; the first flight to Antarctica took place on February 12, 1989 on the Twin Otter incorporating a King Air 100 for this operation. Starting in 2003, two de Havilland Canada DHC-7 aircraft were leased for this summer operation; these airplanes flew to Antarctica as well as being employed in other routes DAP held in Patagonia at the time.

In 2007, the airline decided to lease a BAe 146-200, operated by the British company Flightline. This plane began flying to Antarctica with DAP in early 2008. Through its brand Antarctic Airways, DAP carries out 76% of all air traffic between Antarctica and America, using two BAe 146-200 and a King Air 300; the Aerovías DAP fleet includes the following aircraft: 4 Boeing 737-200 4 Avro RJ100 2 Avro RJ85 2 British Aerospace 146-200 1 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 1 CASA 212-100 2 Cessna 402C 1 Beechcraft King Air 100 1 Beechchcraft King Air 300DAP Helicópteros fleet comprises 4 Eurocopter AS355F TwinStar 5 Eurocopter BO105CB4 4 Eurocopter BO105CBS 1 Eurocopter EC135T1 1 Eurocopter AS350B3 Aerovías DAP AeroRescate DAP Helicopteros Air Ambulance

Marguerite Blais

Marguerite Blais is a Canadian politician, radio host and television host. She was a Liberal Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the electoral division of Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in Montreal from 2007 to 2015, served as the Minister responsible for Seniors, vice-chair of the Comité ministériel du développement social, éducatif et culturel and member of the Conseil du trésor. Blais did graduate studies in organ at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec. After a few years spent teaching music to kindergarten students, she entered the world of communications, acquiring a master's degree, a doctorate and a postdoctorate, she has some thirty years' experience as journalist. From 1996 to 2003, Blais was the director general of the Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse, she was president of the Conseil de la famille et de l’enfance. She joined a number of charitable organizations and worked within a number of groups that assist young people, the elderly and the underprivileged in our society, with a particular focus on the deaf community and persons with hearing disabilities.

She was elected in 2007, was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2014. She announced her resignation from the legislature in August 2015, several months after the death of her husband. On May 8, 2018, she was rumored to come back into politics under the Coalition Avenir Québec, opposing her former party, she won. Author - Quand les Sourds nous font signe: histoires de sourds, éditions Dauphin Blanc Author - La culture sourde: Quête identitaires au coeur de la communication, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, collection Sociologie au coin de la Rue Co-Author - Apprendre à vivre aux frontières des cultures sourdes et entendantes, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, co-auteur monsieur Jacques Rhéaume "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours. National Assembly of Quebec

Ralph W. Hood

Ralph Wilbur Hood is a professor of psychology at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Hood was born on 18 July 1942 in Colorado. Hood received his BS at University of California, Los Angeles, an MS at California State College at Los Angeles, a PhD at University of Nevada, Reno. Hood is a former editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, has been coeditor of The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion and Archiv für Religionpsychologie. Since 2014 member of Advisory Board of "Open Theology". Hood's "Mysticism scale," based on Walter Stace's distinction between "introverted" and "extroverted" mysticism, was developed in the 1970s, is a well-known research instrument for mystical experiences. Hood is well known for researching snake handling in the Appalachian Mountains. Stace's work in mystical experience has received strong criticisms, for its lack of methodological rigueur and its perennialist pre-assumptions. Major criticism came from Steven T. Katz in his influential series of publications on mysticism and philosophy, from Wayne Proudfoot in his Religious experience.

In defense of Stace, Hood cites Forman, who argues that introverted mysticism is conceptualized as a common core, since it lacks all content, is the correct basis for a perennial philosophy. Hood notes, he posits his own work as a parallel approach, based on an empirical approach, thereby placing the conceptual claims in an empirical framework, assuming that Stace is correct in his approach. Jacob van Belzen criticized Hood, noting that Hood validated the existence of a common core in mystical experiences, but based on a conceptual framework which presupposes the existence of such a common core: he instrument used to verify Stace's conceptualization of Stace is not independent of Stace, but based on him." Belzen notes that religion does not stand on its own, but is embedded in a cultural context, which should be taken into account. To this criticism Hood et al. answer that universalistic tendencies in religious research "are rooted first in inductive generalizations from cross-cultural consideration of either faith or mysticism," stating that Stace sought out texts which he recognized as an expression of mystical expression, from which he created his universal core.

Hood therefor concludes that Belzen "is incorrect when he claims that items were presupposed." Hood has published numerous articles on the psychology of religion and spirituality in professional journals. Hood, Ralph W. "The Construction and Preliminary Validation of a Measure of Reported Mystical Experience", Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 14: 29, doi:10.2307/1384454 Hood, Ralph W. Dimensions of Mystical Experiences: Empirical Studies and Psychological Links, Rodopi Hood, Ralph; the Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism. New York, NY: the Guilford Press. ISBN 1593851502. Coauthored with Peter C. Hill and W. Paul Williamson; the book covers fundamentalism in different Christian sects, varying from Amish to Pentecostal and investigates Islam. The authors seek to provide an experientially-based but empirically-minded psychological viewpoint on the concept of religious fundamentalism. Hood, Handling Serpents, Mercer University Press. Jimmy Morrow, a church leader and serpent handler for more than 25 years, explores his lifetime of experiences from this unique form of Christian worship and reveals its history unknown outside of the small communities where these rites are practiced.

Hood shares insights into the social power of these practices and explains them from within a social psychological framework. Hood, Ralph. Them That Believe. London england: university of california. ISBN 9780520231474.. Hood has spent 15 years, along with W. Paul Williams, with snake handlers in Appalachia, learning about their belief systems, has used this research to help build a psychological viewpoint on the phenomena of fundamentalism in religion. Spilka, Bernard; the psychology of religion: An empirical approach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-13-736398-2. Hood, Ralph W.. "The Contribution of the Study of "Spirituality" to the Psychology of Religion: Conclusions and Future Prospects". In Sreib, Heinz. Semantics and Psychology of Spirituality: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Springer. Distinguished Psychology Professor, 1980 SGA Ten Outstanding Professors 1986 SGA Outstanding Professor 1989 Teaching Excellence Seminar, 1991 Distinguished Teaching Professorship -1991-1993 Faculty of Scholars UTC Alumni Outstanding University Professor, 2006 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 36, 1980 William James Award, American Psychological Association, 1985 - Nominated outstanding article SSSR, 1991 Mentor Award, American Psychological Association, Division 36, 1996 Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1994 Distinguished Service Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2000 Hood, Ralph W.

"The Construction and Preliminary Validation of a Measure of Reported Mystical Experience", Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 14: 29, doi:10.2307/1384454 Ralph Hood, Hood Mysticism Scale: Good Friday Experiment and the Mystical Experience from Psilocybin, lecture Podcast interview with Dr. Hood A review article From The Philosopher, Volume LXXXXIX No. 2

Hansi Gnad

Hans-Jürgen "Hansi" Gnad is a retired German professional basketball player and coach. He represented the senior German national basketball team, played in the German League team Bayer Giants Leverkusen, he worked as the head coach of the Giants Düsseldorf. Gnad played college basketball at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2001, Gnad was named to the inaugural Alaska Anchorage sports hall of fame. Gnad was he drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Instead of signing with Philadelphia, Gnad returned to Germany, began playing professional with BSC Saturn Köln, his player rights were selected in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, by the Miami Heat, with whom he did not play. Gnad was one of the leaders of the senior German national basketball team for 10 years, including captaining it at the 1992 Summer Olympics, he helped lead the German squad to win the gold medal at the 1993 EuroBasket. Gnad is married to handball player Silke Gnad. Italian League profile

Impro Melbourne

Impro Melbourne is an improvisational theatre company in the Australian city of Melbourne. Formed by Russell Fletcher and Christine Keogh in 1996 it is now run by Artistic Directors Patti Stiles & Katherine Weaver, General Manager Rik Brown and Committee chaired by Vicki Kyriakakis. Impro Melbourne is an Incorporated Association. Impro Melbourne is one of many improvised theatre and comedy groups operating in the Melbourne area. Since 1996, Impro Melbourne has expanded its activities to produce varied forms of theatre, all using improvisation as a base, alongside a programme of shows and workshops for schools. Impro Melbourne produces the popular Theatresports™, along with Keith Johnstone's two other competition formats Micetro and Gorilla Theatre. Impro Melbourne performs formats from improvisation companies in North America and Canada, has developed and produced its own improvised formats, including long-form plays in a particular genre. A 2006 interview with company member, Lliam Amor, noted that, "after a few years in the doldrums, improv is on the up and up again.

Shows such as Thank God You're Here, Jim Henson's Puppets Uncensored and Who's Line Is It Anyway?, local groups such as Spontaneous Broadway and Impro Sundae, have re-piqued the interest of audiences who evaporated after the glory years of the'80s, when Theatresports was celebrity studded, on TV, selling out Hamer Hall. ". Impro Melbourne has performed in theatres across the city of Melbourne, including Theatreworks, La Mama Theatre, Carlton Courthouse and Melbourne Town Hall, has been a regular feature at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; as well as theatre performances Impro Melbourne has a programme of demonstration shows and workshops for secondary schools - including Theatresports™ workshops and performances, Impro Zone, The Fairytale Cookbook - which tours the state through Regional Arts Victoria. Impro Melbourne offers corporate training and entertainment; the beginning of Impro Melbourne's 2011 artistic season saw the company move all productions to The Space, 3-5 Carlton Street, Prahran.

The company performed every Sunday night, with each show comprising two formats, the exception being the company's Theatresports™ season, which ran the entire evening. Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper has referred to Impro Melbourne's Celebrity Theatresports as, "an evening filled with improvised hilarity and incredible creativity." Other performances have been referred to as, "completely unplanned and undeniably funny journey of games and songs," "displaying extraordinary mental and physical dexterity" and "a great show to bring your kids to."Artistic Directors:Patti Stiles & Katherine Weaver - 2014 to present Jason Geary - 2012 to June 2013 Karl McConnell - 2010 to 2011Patti Stiles - 2004 to 2009 Geoff Wallis - 1996 to 2003 Impro Melbourne Impro Melbourne Facebook Fan page Impro Melbourne Twitter

Carbonel: The King of the Cats

Carbonel: the King of the Cats is a children's book by Barbara Sleigh, first published by Max Parrish in 1955, in the US by Bobbs-Merrill, 1955. It is based on an old folk tale from the British Isles "The King of the Cats" and has two sequels, The Kingdom of Carbonel and Carbonel and Calidor: Being the Further Adventures of a Royal Cat, making up the Carbonel series; the first edition of Carbonel was illustrated by V. H. Drummond, of Kingdom by D. M. Leonard. A girl named Rosemary buys a cat from Mrs Cantrip, an untidy woman in the market place; when the cat starts talking to Rosemary, she learns that the woman is a witch, selling her possessions to start a new career. Moreover, the cat, just happens to be King of the Cats, presumed missing by his subjects since the witch abducted him, he cannot return to his throne until the enslavement spell Mrs Cantrip cast on him is undone. Rosemary, together with her new friend John, have to learn a little witchcraft themselves, track down Mrs Cantrip to obtain her, at best ambivalent, help.

Rosemary Brown – who buys Carbonel Carbonel – the cat protagonist Rosemary's mother – a poor widow and seamstress Mrs Cantrip – kidnapper of Carbonel and a witch John – Rosemary's friend, the nephew of Mrs Brown's employer 1955, UK, Max Parrish ISBN?, publication date 1955, paperback 1957, UK, Atheneum ISBN 0-672-50241-0, publication date January 1957, hardback 1970, UK, Puffin Books ISBN 0-14-030155-0, publication date 29 January 1970, paperback 1975, UK, Viking Children's Books ISBN 0-7226-6475-3, publication date 31 December 1975, hardback 2004, US, New York Review of Books ISBN 1-59017-126-8, publication date Nov 2004, hardback 2005, UK, Puffin Books ISBN 0-14-131973-9, publication date 25 August 2005Carbonel is in print in hardback in the US as part of the New York Review Children's Collection. The UK paperback was reprinted in August 2005 by Puffin