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Roseller Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay

Roseller Lim the Municipality of Roseller Lim, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 43,646 people; the town is named in honor of the first Senator from Senator Roseller T. Lim. Roseller Lim is politically subdivided into 26 barangays. Arka sa RTLim bamboo cottages located at Sitio Talisay, Barangay Gango, R. T. Lim ARCILLAS BEACH Romeo Billote Camilo Bicoy Danilo "Dan" Piodena Michael "Papong" Piodena - present Roseller Lim has many elementary and high schools, as well as colleges. Surabay National High School Malubal National High school Santo Rosario National High school San Fernandino National High School Guinabucan National High School Gango National High School Western Sibugay College Western Mindanao Cooperative College-Annex Catholic Baptist Islam Iglesia Ni Cristo Alliance Church Grace Gospel Church of Christ New Hope The Bishop of the Dumaguete City Christian Fellowship Churches of the Philippines Members Church of God International Philippine Standard Geographic Code Philippine Census Information

Circus Juventas

Circus Juventas is a youth performing arts circus school located in Saint Paul, serving youth throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1994 by Dan and Betty Butler, offers circus arts training to young people ranging from 3 to 21 years old. Emulating the style of Cirque du Soleil, Circus Juventas's first show was at Saint Paul's Highland Fest in 1995. From there, the school's enrollment expanded and the organization initiated a campaign to fund a $2.1 million permanent big top facility, which opened in 2001 on Saint Paul parkland in the Highland Park neighborhood. That year, it began to produce annual summer performances showcasing the work of its most advanced students, each with a distinct theme; these shows have proven popular with local audiences and have been well received critically, with reviewers praising the professionalism and fearlessness exhibited in the productions, while noting students' occasional missteps during performances. Circus Juventas students have performed and competed both around the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area and abroad.

As of 2014, Juventas was the largest youth performing arts circus in North America. The school had tentative plans to add a second facility elsewhere in the region; the founders of Circus Juventas and Betty Butler, met as teenagers at the Sailor Circus of Sarasota during the mid-1970s. Dan was a catcher on the flying trapeze, Betty was an aerialist on the cloud swing, they began dating at age sixteen, went on to perform at Florida State University's Flying High Circus, married in 1980. Dan faced bankruptcy and chemical dependency; the couple came to reside in Minnesota because Dan Butler was receiving alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation at Hazelden. The Butlers attended Sailor Circus reunions together and after one, in April 1994, Betty Butler wondered, "Wouldn't it be great if we could do something in Minnesota?" The Butlers founded Circus Juventas as a nonprofit corporation in October 1994, citing a desire to give back to the community as one of the reasons for its creation. It was known as Circus of the Star, so called for Minnesota's nickname, The North Star State.

The newly opened Hillcrest Recreation Center in Saint Paul provided the couple with inspiration for the circus program, they asked the city if they could hold classes there. The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department approved the program, assumed liability for fifty children who enrolled the first year. About thirty of those students stayed with the program and performed in their first show at the 1995 Highland Fest, an annual family-oriented neighborhood festival. After this performance, interest in the program increased. By 1996, 30 more students were enrolled, by 1997, an additional 25 had joined the program; the circus was still based out of the Hillcrest Recreation Center's gym, had to work around the schedule of the other regular activities in the facility. In 1997, the waitlist for the program was around 200 students. With the school's growing popularity, the Butlers saw the need for a larger space so they developed plans to build a 1,500-seat facility. In an article published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1997, the estimated cost of the project was quoted at $700,000, with a groundbreaking planned for April 1998.

The Butlers initiated their capital campaign on February 18, 1998, with the goal of raising $1.1 million for their new building. By August 1999, they had raised $1 million of their expanded $1.6 million goal for the circus expansion, with plans to break ground on the new facility that November. Part of the funding came from Saint Paul's Sales Tax Revitalization program, through which surplus funds were distributed by councilmembers to worthy organizations. A total of $627,183 was disbursed for the circus through the program, split between three STAR components: $450,000 as part of Neighborhood STAR which sought to fund local initiatives, $122,183 as part of Cultural STAR which funded arts and culture programs, $55,000 from 3rd Ward City Councilmember Pat Harris's discretionary Neighborhood Investment Initiative budget. Another $60,000 came from an anonymous retired Saint Paul businessperson; the $1.6 million were raised in full by the end of April 2000, just in time to ensure the circus received its STAR funding which would have been nullified if the Butlers had not made their fundraising goal by May 5 of that year.

The Butlers had found the space for the school through coincidence. On August 25, 2000, ground was broken on the new structure; the big top took about a year to complete, during which time the school changed its name to Circus Juventas, named for Juventas, an ancient Roman goddess of youth and rejuvenation. The project totaled $2.1 million and by 2006, the school was $700,000 in debt. It was working with various city agencies to resolve the shortfall and faced "no looming threat." The school relies on parent volunteers to help with various operational aspects, from rigging to administrative work to set construction and decoration, concessions sales. Betty Butler estimated; the circus operates with the equivalent of 40 full-time employees. In 2010, the circus school enrolled students from ages 6 to 21, with an additional enrollment of about 150 toddlers and other younger participants as young as three years old. By 2013, the enrollment had reached over 800 and the school's annual operating budget exceeded $2 million

Innoko Wilderness

Innoko Wilderness is a 1,240,000-acre wilderness area in the U. S. state of Alaska. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1980, it lies within the southeastern part of Innoko National Wildlife Refuge. Innoko Wilderness is a transition zone between the boreal forestland of interior Alaska and the open tundra of western Alaska. More than half of the Wilderness is wetlands of muskeg and marsh, lakes and streams dotted with islands of black spruce and an understory of mosses and shrubs. Along the Yukon and Innoko Rivers are numerous owned subsistence camps used periodically for hunting and fishing by Alaska Natives. More than 20,000 beavers live in the Innoko Wilderness, along with moose and caribou and brown bears, red foxes, lynx, otters and wolverines. An estimated 65,000 Canada geese summer in the Wilderness with more than 380,000 other waterfowl and shorebirds, including pintails, shovelers, wigeons, red-necked grebes, lesser yellowlegs, Hudsonian godwits. List of U. S. Wilderness Areas Wilderness Act Innoko Wilderness - Wilderness.net

Irish Free State

The Irish Free State was a state established in 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921. That treaty ended the three-year Irish War of Independence between the forces of the self-proclaimed Irish Republic, the Irish Republican Army; the Free State was established as a Dominion of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It comprised 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland. Northern Ireland, which comprised the remaining six counties, exercised its right under the Treaty to opt out of the new state; the Free State government consisted of the Governor-General, the representative of the King, the Executive Council, which replaced both the revolutionary Dáil Government and the Provisional Government set up under the Treaty. W. T. Cosgrave, who had led both of these governments since August 1922, became the first President of the Executive Council; the Oireachtas or legislature consisted of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann known as the Senate. Members of the Dáil were required to take an Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution of the Free State and to declare fidelity to the king.

The oath was a key issue for opponents of the Treaty, who refused to take the oath and therefore did not take their seats. Pro-Treaty members, who formed Cumann na nGaedheal in 1923, held an effective majority in the Dáil from 1922 to 1927, thereafter ruled as a minority government until 1932. In 1931, with the passage of the Statute of Westminster, the Parliament of the United Kingdom relinquished nearly all of its remaining authority to legislate for the Free State and the other dominions; this had the effect of making the dominions sovereign states. The Free State thus became. In the first months of the Free State, the Irish Civil War was waged between the newly established National Army and the anti-Treaty IRA, who refused to recognise the state; the Civil War ended in victory for the government forces, with the anti-Treaty forces dumping their arms in May 1923. The anti-Treaty political party, Sinn Féin, refused to take its seats in the Dáil, leaving the small Labour Party as the only opposition party.

In 1926, when Sinn Féin president Éamon de Valera failed to have this policy reversed, he resigned from Sinn Féin and founded Fianna Fáil. Fianna Fáil entered the Dáil following the 1927 general election, entered government after the 1932 general election, when it became the largest party. De Valera abolished the Oath of Allegiance and embarked on an economic war with the UK. In 1937 he drafted a new constitution, passed by a referendum in July of that year; the Free State came to an end with the coming into force of a new constitution on 29 December 1937 when the state took the name "Ireland". The Easter Rising of 1916 and its aftermath caused a profound shift in public opinion towards the republican cause in Ireland. In the December 1918 General Election, the republican Sinn Féin party won a large majority of the Irish seats in the British parliament: 73 of the 105 constituencies returned Sinn Féin members; the elected Sinn Féin MPs, rather than take their seats at Westminster, set up their own assembly, known as Dáil Éireann.

It passed a Declaration of Independence. The subsequent War of Independence, fought between the Irish Republican Army and British security forces, continued until July 1921 when a truce came into force. By this time the Parliament of Northern Ireland had opened, established under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, presenting the republican movement with a fait accompli and guaranteeing the British presence in Ireland. In October negotiations opened in London between members of the British government and members of the Dáil, culminating in the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921; the Treaty allowed for the creation of an independent state to be known as the Irish Free State, with dominion status, within the British Empire—a status equivalent to Canada. The Parliament of Northern Ireland could, by presenting an address to the king, opt not to be included in the Free State, in which case a Boundary Commission would be established to determine where the boundary between them should lie.

Members of the parliament of the Free State would be required to take an oath of allegiance to the king, albeit a modification of the oath taken in other dominions. The Dáil ratified the Treaty on 7 January 1922. A Provisional Government was formed, with Michael Collins as chairman; the Treaty, the legislation introduced to give it legal effect, implied that Northern Ireland would be a part of the Free State on its creation, but in reality the terms of the Treaty applied only to the 26 counties, the government of the Free State had neither de facto nor de jure power in Northern Ireland. The Treaty was given legal effect in the United Kingdom through the Irish Free State Constitution Act 1922; that act, which established the Free State, allowed Northern Ireland to "opt out" of it. Under Article 12 of the Treaty, Northern Ireland could exercise its option by presenting an address to the King requesting not to be part of the Irish Free State. Once the Irish Free State Constitution Act was passed on 5 December 1922, the Houses of Parliament of Northern Ireland had one month to exercise this option during which month the Government of Ireland Act continued to apply in Northern Ireland.

Realistically it was always certain. The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Sir

UNIFORM-1

UNIFORM-1 or University International Formation Mission is a Japanese micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built around a wildfire detection camera and features the following instruments: Microbolometer infrared camera with resolution 200m and swath width 100 km. visible-light camera to assist in wildfire detectionAll instruments are powered by solar cells mounted on the spacecraft body and stub wings, with estimated electrical power of over 100W. UNIFORM-1 was launched from Tanegashima, Japan, on 24 May 2014 at 03:05:00 UTC by an H-IIA 202; the satellite is intended for wildfire detection in the south-east Asia region. The satellite has a less accurate infrared sensor compared to other infrared satellites, but an envisioned constellation of UNIFORM satellites would allow for a short revisit time at the fraction of the cost of the Landsat 7 or MOSIS satellites. Mission data is down-linked in X-band, while control up-link is S-band only; the Wakayama University and JAXA has refused to publish data and/or information which are not published.

2014 in spaceflight Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer Landsat 7 UNIFORM-1 mission overview