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Alluvial plain

An alluvial plain is a flat landform created by the deposition of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers coming from highland regions, from which alluvial soil forms. A floodplain is part of the process, being the smaller area over which the rivers flood at a particular period of time, whereas the alluvial plain is the larger area representing the region over which the floodplains have shifted over geological time; as the highlands erode due to weathering and water flow, the sediment from the hills is transported to the lower plain. Various creeks will carry the water further to a river, bay, or ocean; as the sediments are deposited during flood conditions in the floodplain of a creek, the elevation of the floodplain will be raised. As this reduces the channel floodwater capacity, the creek will, over time, seek new, lower paths, forming a meander; the leftover higher locations natural levees at the margins of the flood channel, will themselves be eroded by lateral stream erosion and from local rainfall and wind transport if the climate is arid and does not support soil-holding grasses.

These processes, over geologic time, will form the plain, a region with little relief, yet with a constant but small slope. The Glossary of Landform and Geologic Terms, maintained by the United States' National Cooperative Soil Survey, defines an "alluvial plain" as "a large assemblage of fluvial landforms that form low gradient, regional ramps along the flanks of mountains and extend great distances from their sources" Use of "alluvial plain" as a general, informal term for a broad flood plain or a low-gradient delta is explicitly discouraged; the NCSS glossary instead suggests "flood plain". Canterbury Plains, Southland Plains, Waikato Plains in New Zealand Chianan Plain in Taiwan Lower Danubian Plain and Romania Indo-Gangetic Plain and Punjab in India and Bangladesh Iskar valleys in Bulgaria Mekong Delta in Vietnam Mesaoria in Cyprus Mesopotamia in Iraq and Kuwait Mississippi Alluvial Plain, Oxnard Plain, Laguna de Santa Rosa in the United States North China Plain in China Palakaria Valley in Bulgaria Po Valley in Italy Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt in the Netherlands Struma Valley in Bulgaria Tundzha valleys in Bulgaria Multiple sites in Switzerland Upper Thracian Plain in Bulgaria Alluvial fan Alluvium Coastal plain Desert pavement River delta

Texas Co-op Power magazine

Texas Co-op Power magazine is the largest circulation monthly magazine in Texas. It goes to more than 1 million homes and businesses and is read by 3 million people; the BPA audited statement for June 2009 put circulation at 1,188,965. Founded in 1944 to assist newly formed electric cooperatives communicate and educate their members on such topics as using electric appliances and electrical safety, the monthly magazine has evolved into a feature publication with separate editions for 59 cooperatives, it is distributed in 227 of Texas’ 254 counties. Texas Co-op Power’s goals are to enhance the quality of life of member-customers in an educational and entertaining format. Recent feature stories have included profiles of the late writer Elmer Kelton, football legend Sammy Baugh and the Quebe Sisters, as well as pieces on wildlife photography, fall gardens and Hurricane Ike; the magazine serves rural, small town, suburban Texans who are members of electric cooperatives. It is published by a statewide association.

Nonmembers may subscribe by contacting the magazine. With its roots in the electric co-op tradition and with its editorial eye on a fast-growing changing state, Texas Co-op Power offers features on daily life in contemporary Texas, stories by some of the state's best writers, electric utility information, tips on cooking, nature and things to do/places to go around the state, it emphasizes Texas history and culture. Each subscribing cooperative may have as many as eight pages in the center of the magazine for local information and features. Texas Co-op Power publishes cookbooks and posters; the most recent cookbook is 60 Years of Home Cooking. In addition to reprinting recipes published in the magazine, it describes the evolution of rural cooking as modern appliances such as microwaves and blenders supplanted ice boxes and wood stoves; the archives of Texas Co-op Power reside at Texas Electric Cooperative headquarters on the 24th floor of the Westgate building, 1122 Colorado Street, Austin, TX.

PDFs of the issues from 2004 to 2009 are online at The magazine’s historic records are catalogued and available at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Serape effect

The serape effect is a rotational trunk movement that involves ballistic motions, such as throwing or kicking. It stretches these muscles to their greatest length; when this tension is released from these muscles they shorten for the completion of the movement, a greater velocity is applied than had the muscles performed from a normal resting length. The term serape originates from a piece of clothing worn by people of Latin-American countries known by the same name. A serape is a brightly colored blanket which hangs around the shoulders and crosses diagonally across the anterior portion of the trunk; the general direction of how a serape is worn is similar to the direction of the pull of four muscles in the same area. The serape effect is this group of four muscles working together to produce an opposition of the rib cage and pelvis in the wind-up of a motion, generate a large summation of internal forces from the snap-back; the serape effect is prevalent in ballistic motions like throwing and swinging.

The rhomboids, serratus anterior, external obliques, internal obliques are involved in the serape effect. The serape effect is important in throwing motions and motions that involve the rotation of the torso that have a high velocity; this includes ballistic motions such as with throwing a javelin. The transverse rotation of the pelvic girdle prior to a ballistic throwing motion is important for creating a higher velocity in the direction of the motion. Without this pelvic girdle rotation prior to the ballistic movement the pelvis will recoil and there will not be as a great of a velocity to the upper body during the ballistic motion because of a lack of stretching of the muscles and a lack of energy built up to contribute to the movement; the rotational movement of this larger body segment, the trunk, enables a summation of internal forces, able to be transferred from this large area to a smaller area as such as the arm and the hand for throwing an object. The serape effect can be applied to kicking by transferring these forces from the trunk and pelvis to the lower legs.

For a throwing motion when the throwing limb is diagonally abducted and laterally rotated the rib cage and pelvis should be at their farthest distance apart, which allows for a maximal amount of stretch in the muscles involved in the serape effect. This maximum point of stretching of the muscles lengthens the muscles so that when the throw takes place the muscles create a maximum amount of force as they shorten back to a resting length. “Muscles must be placed on their longest length in order to exert their greatest force”. Earp, Jacob E, M. A. C. S. C. S. & Kraemer, William J, PhD, C. S. C. S. D. F. N. S. C. A.. Medicine ball training implications for rotational power sports. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 32, 20-25 Jean Marie Martz. "Functional Ballet Pedagogy". Retrieved 2014-04-22. "Core Stabilization and Neutral Spinal Posture". Retrieved 2014-04-22


R-350M "Eagle" is a Soviet portable short-wave radio transceiver designed for covert operations. The R-350M radio was introduced in 1957 as a replacement for the earlier R-350 set, it was designed for use by Spetsnaz involved in reconnaissance and sabotage missions behind enemy lines. The set could be used by agents for espionage activities; the main mode of operation of the R-350M was the so-called fast telegraph - it allowed for rapid transmission of a prepared message, making it near impossible to track the transmitter location. The radio operator would punch code the report on to standard 35mm photographic film using the tape perforator; the encoded film strip consisting of 5-digit digital groups was fed into a hand cranked reader linked to the radio transmitter. The receipt of such a cipher-telegram was carried out using specialist equipment. Amplitude modulation simplex radio transceiver Receiver section: Superheterodyne design with an intermediate frequency of 750kHz, consisting of five miniature valves type 1Ж29Б Transmitter section: The circuit consists of five 1Ж29Б valves, three 1П24Б parallel connected output valves Frequency range: 1.8 - 12 MHz transmitter 1.8 - 7 MHz receiver Transmitter output power: up to 6 W Receiver sensitivity: For telephone work: ≤ 75 μV For telegraphic work: ≤ 15 μV Power supply options: 220 or 127 V 50 Hz mains Hand generator 4 СЦМ-5 batteries Dry batteries 2 pcs.

"B" -106B and "A" - 3B Weight of the radio: 12.8 kg Dimensions: 325 x 306 x 151 mm Radio antennas: Radial antenna 26 m - with 5, 10 and 16 m connections Counterweight 21 m - with 5, 10 and 15 m taps Range of the radio set: On a ground wave of up to 50 km On a reflected wave of 50 to 1000 km The radio consists of modular plug-in units housed in a robust splash-proof and dust-tight metal carry case. Https://

Brimstone Love

Brimstone Love is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appeared in their Marvel 2099 imprint, he is a mutant supervillain who appeared as an antagonist for the X-Men of 2099. In the alternate future of 2099, a sociopathic mutant named Brimstone Love begins to explore alternate mediums of art, he creates the Theatre of an organization devoted to turning pain and suffering into art. Some time before the story begins in X-Men 2099 #1, Brimstone Love captures a young woman named La Lunatica—a mutant with the ability to trigger painful memories in others—and forces her into his employ so that he can record the traumatic events and resell them to his clientele. Following the formation of the X-Men by Cerebra, Brimstone Love notices a spike in mutant activity and sends La Lunatica out to investigate, she captures Bloodhawk for him and he is so delighted by the exquisite images of pain from the man's mind that he sends Luna out to get more mutants.

She comes upon Skullfire and Meanstreak and captures the trio to bring back to the Theatre of Pain. When Luna attempts to access Skullfire's memories of when he accidentally killed his girlfriend, he releases a huge burst of energy, freeing him and his friends—as well as Luna—from their bonds. Luna escapes from Brimstone allies herself with the X-Men. However, Brimstone Love does not want to allow his best agent to go free, so he pursues her. Following Skullfire and Xi'an on a motorcycle ride to find the enigmatic Driver, Luna outruns Brimstone Love, he catches up to them when they stop for information on the Driver's location, but he decides not to make his presence known. Instead, he takes a fascination to Xi'an, who began to digress into his more evil persona. Wanting to capture Xi'an for the Theatre's usage, Brimstone Love follows the trio—with the addition of Junkpile—to the Driver's hidden lair. There, he dismantles the Driver's mutant cataloging computer system, as well as Junkpile's body, offers Xi'an a position in the Theatre of Pain.

Shockingly, Xi'an accepts and the two leave together. But before one can join the Theatre of Pain they must go through an initiation process first. For Xi'an it is to face three people from his past, he is buried alive. While inside of the coffin, he refuses help from the good side of his persona entering him into the ranks of the Theatre. Xi'an's friends in the X-Men, along with Junkpile and his S. H. I. E. L. D. Agents, attempt to free him from Brimstone Love's clutches. Everyone is re-captured but Luna breaks free and liberates the other X-Men, they begin to attack Brimstone Love and, unexpectedly, so does Xi'an who wants control of the Theatre all to himself. In a weakened state, Brimstone Love is never heard from again. In X-Men 2099 # 25 Brimstone Love claims that La Lunatica are family. In subsequent issues this allegation is confirmed by two other characters: Book and Vulcann the Bloodsmith. Book tells La Lunatica that she is not Brimstone Love's only relative and comments that he will introduce her to the rest of her family when the time was right.

In the final issue of the series Vulcann the Bloodsmith after defeating La Lunatica says he has no use for her or any of Brimstone Love's progeny. The mystery revolving around the identities of Brimstone Love's other progeny was never resolved. Brimstone Love—aside from his demonic physiology—is gifted with superhuman strength and resistance to injury as well as the ability to summon magma, generate blinding flashes of light and intense heat and flame, he can generate holographic projections, but it is unknown if this is due to technology or another facet of his mutant powers. Brimstone Love was one of the X-Men 2099 action figures produced by Toy Biz. character bio on Brimstone Love

Rural Municipality of Paynton No. 470

Paynton No. 470, Saskatchewan, is a rural municipality in the northwestern part of Canada. The RM was incorporated October 1909. Other localities in the area include hamlet of Bresaylor. A rural municipality is an administrative district consisting of an elected reeve, administrator who provide essential services within their area; the Paynton Ferry is used as an access to the Northern Lakes for area residents.. Lat 53° 01' 04" N Long 108° 57' 04" W Time zone UTC-6 Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority - SREDA Map of Paynton No. 470 at Statcan