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Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. The capital is the city of Aomori; until the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori prefecture was known as the northern part of Mutsu Province. During the Edo period the Hirosaki clan began building a seaport at the current city of Aomori. There were green woods near the city; these green woods called. The prefecture came into existence in 1871; the town of Aomori was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. On May 3, 1910, a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, the fire devastated the whole city; the conflagration injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945, a squadron of American B29 bombers bombed over 90% of the city. Radio Aomori made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital.

In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula. Various outlying towns and villages were incorporated into the growing city and with the absorption of Nonai Village in 1962, Aomori became the largest city in the prefecture. In March 1985, after 23 years of labor and a financial investment of 700 billion yen, the Seikan Tunnel linked the islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, thereby becoming the longest tunnel of its kind in the world. Three years on March 13, railroad service was inaugurated on the Tsugaru Kaikyo Line; that same day saw the end of the Seikan ferry rail service. During their 80 years of service, the familiar ferries of the Seikan line sailed between Aomori and Hakodate some 720,000 times, carrying 160 million passengers. In April 1993, Aomori Public College opened. In August 1994, Aomori City made an "Education and Friendship Exchange Pact" with Kecskemét in Hungary. One year a similar treaty was signed with Pyongtaek in South Korea, cultural exchange activities began with exchanges of woodblock prints and paintings.

In April 1995, Aomori Airport began offering regular international air service to Seoul, South Korea, Khabarovsk, Russia. In June 2007, four North Korean defectors reached Aomori Prefecture, after having been at sea for six days, marking the second known case where defectors have reached Japan by boat. In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan on the east coast. The northeastern coast of Aomori Prefecture was affected by the resulting tsunami. Buildings along harbors were damaged along with boats thrown about in the streets. Aomori prefecture's climate is cool for the most part, it has four distinct seasons with an average temperature of 10 °C. Variations in climate exist between the western parts of the prefecture; this is in part due to the Ōu Mountains that divide the two regions. The western side is subject to heavy monsoons and little sunshine which results in heavy snowfall during the winter; the eastern side receives little sunlight during the summer months, June through August, with temperatures staying low.

The lowest recorded temperature during the winter is -9.3 °C, the highest recorded temperature during the summer is 33.1 °C. Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, it borders Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshu; the Shimokita and Tsugaru Peninsulas enclose Mutsu Bay. Between those peninsulas lies the Natsudomari Peninsula, the northern end of the Ōu Mountains; the three peninsulas are prominently visible in a stylized map. Lake Towada, a crater lake, straddles Aomori's boundary with Akita. Oirase River flows easterly from Lake Towada; the Shirakami Mountains are located in western Aomori and contain the last of the virgin beech tree forest, home to over 87 species of birds. As of 31 March 2019, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Towada-Hachimantai and Sanriku Fukkō National Parks. Ten cities are located in Aomori Prefecture: These are the towns and villages in each district: Aomori Prefecture is host to the Misawa Air Base, the only combined, joint U.

S. service installation in the western Pacific servicing Army and Air Force, as well as the Japan Self-Defense Forces. On 20 February 2018 a U. S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet caught fire in flight; the pilot dumped two fuel tanks into Lake Ogawarako in northern Aomori Prefecture. Like much of the Tōhoku Region, Aomori Prefecture remains dominated by traditional industries such as farming and fishing. Aomori Prefecture is Japan's largest producer of apples. Aomori boasts being the home to Hakkōda cattle, a rare, region-specific breed of Japanese Shorthorn; the town of Gonohe has a long history as a breeding center for horses of exceptional quality, popular among the samurai. With the decline of the samurai, Gonohe's horses continued to be bred for their meat; the lean horse meat is coveted as a delicacy when served in its raw form, known as Basashi. The Aomori coast along Mutsu Bay is a large

Beta Technologies

Beta Technologies is an American aircraft manufacturer startup based in Burlington, Vermont. The company was founded by Kyle Clark in February 2017, their primary customer is United Therapeutics. Beta as of January 2019 has 28 full-time employees. Beta's first manned prototype, called Ava, was developed from concept to working aircraft in 10 months; the company has their headquarters at Burlington International Airport in Burlington, though they store and test their aircraft at Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, New York. Beta's prototype aircraft, called Ava, is the largest known eVTOL aircraft, able to fly; the concept has flown over 170 flights, is planning to fly a full cross country flight from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to Santa Monica, California in 2019. The company expects to receive type certification of a derivative aircraft and start production for commercial use in 2024, it is powered by eight permanent-magnet electric motors, each producing 143 hp peak, for a total of 1,144 hp.

This setup is fueled by two 124 kWh battery packs. The motors power eight rotors, which can rotate 90 degrees, allowing for vertical takeoff and landing; this gives it a top speed of 172 mph and a range of 150 mi, although Beta claims that the production version will have a range of 290 mi. The company chose to use electric motors as they have a smaller carbon footprint than an equivalent gasoline engine, "will go for three to 10 times longer before requiring an overhaul". Beta claims they are more efficient than combustion engines and have constant torque across all speeds which enables control without helicopter like complexity; the Ava is constructed from COTS parts and custom carbon fiber parts supplied by Blue Force Technologies in North Carolina and weighs 4,000 lb, with a wingspan of 34 ft. The expected list price for the production version is US$1 million, around the same price as a conventional six-seat propeller plane. Beta is developing solar and grid powered re-charging pads for the plane made from recycled shipping containers and reused airplane batteries which they say can be customized to the individual location of the pad and each serve a unique purpose, such as storage, overnight lodging and others.

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Tiffany Shade

Tiffany Shade was an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. They broke up in 1968, they recorded and released one self-titled LP and two singles from the same album on the Mainstream label in 1968 prior to their demise. Tiffany Shade was formed by keyboardist Bob Leonard, Folk Guitarist/vocalist Mike Barnes, 12-string guitarist/vocalist Barow Davidian, bassist Rick Hohn replaced by bassist Robb Clarke-Murphy and drummer Tom Schuster. On March 2, 1968, Tiffany Shade appeared at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit on the same bill as Big Brother and the Holding Company, the MC5 and the Pink Peech Mob, they appeared at the Grande Ballroom again on April 5, 1968, along with The Troggs and the MC5. After Tiffany Shade album's release, the band made numerous appearances in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and at the Sugarbush ski resort in Warren, Vermont before disbanding in late 1968. After the band's breakup, keyboardist Bob Leonard went on to play with Mink DeVille appearing on the band's 1978 debut LP,Cabretta, touring Europe to support the release.

Leonard appeared on Mink DeVille's 1979 album Return to Magenta. The group recorded one album and two singles for Jazz Producer Bob Shad's Mainstream label.. Both the US and UK platters were released in 1968; the Mainstream label issued two Singles: "Would You Take My Mind Out For a Walk" / "One Good Reason" released as Mainstream 677 in 1968 & "An Older Man"/ "Sam" released as Mainstream 680 released in 1968). Shads' Mainstream label was home to many other psychedelic bands in the late 1960s including Janis Joplin's first band Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Tangerine Zoo, Ellie Pop, The Superfine Dandelion, The Growing Concern and The Amboy Dukes. According to band member Mike Barnes, Tiffany Shade album, like most Bob Shad produced/Mainstream releases, was not promoted well and the band and the LP faded from the scene with little fanfare. Today, the original LP can fetch as much as $150 to $300 at auction in mint condition; the Mainstream catalog has since been handed down to Bob Shads' children and several titles from the Mainstream catalog have been reissued on 180 gram vinyl.

The 10 songs from Tiffany Shade LP are available on iTunes but according to sources, most notably the songs' authors themselves, the songwriters are not receiving any royalties for these re-issues or downloads. In fact Michael Barnes and Robert Leonard were not cognizant of the fact that their material was being sold until it was mentioned to them. Most like most young bands of the day and Leonard signed away all rights to any royalties or monetary gains in exchange for Mainstream releasing the LP; as bassist Robb Clark Murphy recalls "we never saw any money for that LP. Right before we were about to begin recording in the studio, Shad laid out a contract in front of us and told us to sign. We didn't want to lose our opportunity to record so we signed away all of our rights." Album Tiffany Shade. Track listing: Would You Take My Mind Out for a Walk An Older Man Sam Jaguar City Blues A Very Grand Love Come Softly to me No Reality One Good Reason A Quiet Revolution Not Worth the Pain Singles Would You Take My Mind Out for a Walk / One Good Reason An Older Man / SamNote: The song identified on the album's back cover as "Come Softly to Me" is a different song, "Softly to Me,", first recorded by the band Love and composed by one of that group's members, Bryan MacLean.

Colin Dussault interviewed Robert Leonard, Robb Clark Murphy, Michael Barnes, Tom Schuster, Duane Verh, Michael Stanley. Article on Tiffany Shade written by Dussault appeared in the No. 26 Winter/Spring issue of Ugly Things Magazine. "The Art of Rock" by Paul D. Grushkin "Cleveland-The Rock'n Roll Connection" by Deanna Adams. George Shuba Art Dussault Tiffany Shade web site

Russia (USSR) vs Rest of the World

There have been two chess matches featuring USSR vs. Rest of the World, in 1970 and 1984, one match Russia vs Rest of the World, in 2002; the USSR team won the "Rest of the World" team won the third match. The first two matches were between a team from the USSR and a team of players from the "rest of the world"; the third match was the first to occur after the breakup of the Soviet Union, which meant that some countries, in the USSR for the first two matches were now on the "Rest of the World" team. In all of the matches the teams consisted of ten members. In the first two matches, the teams were arranged in order and each member from one team played four games against his equivalent on the other team. In the third match, each player played a game against ten different members of the other team, with a faster time control than the first two matches; as the 20th century entered its final third, it was apparent to chess historians and enthusiasts that the USSR had raised standards to a level to which other nations could only aspire.

The USSR had produced an uninterrupted line of world champions stretching from 1948 to 1970. Since its earliest participation, the USSR had dominated team chess events such as the Chess Olympiad and European Team Championship. So pronounced was the gulf between the Soviet national side and their closest competitors, a sterner challenge was required to gauge the full extent of their supremacy; such a challenge presented itself in 1970, when Max Euwe announced a match to pit the USSR's strength against the collective might of the rest of the world. If the Soviets saw it as an opportunity to crown their glory the world camp were determined to show that the emergence of Bobby Fischer as a prospective world champion was symptomatic of a more widespread shift in the power base; as the Cold War dictated the political mood of the era, the headline writers predictably made much of the event's title. The first match occurred in Belgrade, March 29 – April 5, 1970 and was billed as "The Match of the Century – USSR versus the Rest of the World".

Ten team members played four games against their opposite number. Two reserves could be utilised to fill in on any board at the direction of the team captain. Max Euwe was the captain of the "Rest of the World" team and he announced the order of the team's players. For the first time, Arpad Elo's rating system was used to determine seeding and board order, except in the case of Larsen and Fischer. Larsen could not accept that Fischer's rating made him the World's Board 1 when Fischer's recent period of inactivity was contrasted with Larsen's recent successes. After many negotiations, just as the developing disagreement appeared to be endangering the match, Fischer agreed to step down to Board 2; the lineup was announced by Euwe well in advance of the match. At the time of the match, many people in Belgrade speculated that the order of the USSR players seemed as if it were arranged so that they would play against opponents with whom they had a history of beating. For instance, ex-world champion Mikhail Botvinnik was below Mark Taimanov.

The lineup matched Taimanov against Wolfgang Uhlmann, whom he "used to beat as he liked" and Botvinnik against Milan Matulović, who admitted to having a "Botvinnik complex", not playing well against him. People questioned Paul Keres being on board 10, wondered if his opponent being Borislav Ivkov had something to do with it; these suspicions were printed in Belgrade newspapers and the Russians replied with their reason for their team's selection: Current World Champion Boris Spassky must be first and his predecessor Tigran Petrosian must be second. Next comes Viktor Korchnoi, who played in the candidate's final match. Next came four players who earned the right to play in the next Interzonal because of their place in the USSR Championship; the last three places were given to players of special merit – Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Keres. The first reserve was Leonid Stein, who placed sixth in the USSR Championship, just behind those going to the Interzonal; the second reserve was David Bronstein. On paper, the match looked daunting for the World team as they were up against five world champions and a number of other players who had achieved good results in Candidates Tournaments.

However, a terrific display of defiance from the World's top four boards tipped the balance and in the end, it was only the Soviets' strength in depth that won the day, by the narrowest of margins. Lajos Portisch contributed a plus score for his side, but he incurred the wrath of Fischer when he conceded a draw to Korchnoi in a won position; the game was regarded by many as crucial in determining the final match result, since the match would have been tied if Portisch had won the game.. The Rest of the World team were hindered by Reshevsky being unable to play his final round game against Smyslov because it fell on the Jewish Sabbath, his replacement, Fridrik Olafsson, was defeated. The match was refereed by Božidar Kažić and each participant received a fee of $400. Fischer won a car for making the best result with the'World' team. Two additional reserves, David Bronstein and the West German Klaus Darga, were not required. Mikhail Tal's verdict in 64 – "We won, but there are some reasons for concern: why are the foreign players making faster progress — at least in outward appearance?

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Tenting on the Old Camp Ground

"Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" was a popular song during the American Civil War. A particular favorite of enlisted men in the Union army, it was written in 1863 by Walter Kittredge and first performed in that year at Old High Rock, Massachusetts. A Methodist camp meeting variant appeared with title "Tenting Again" in 1869, using the same tune but words modified for the religious environment. Charles Ives quoted the song in his own political song, "They Are There," changing the lyrics to "Tenting on a new campground"—referring to a worldwide social democracy. Lyrics from the original sheet music: Billings, John D.. Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life. Boston: George M. Smith & Co.. Kittredge, Walter. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground". Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.. Smith, Col. Stories of Great National Songs. Milwaukee: The Young Churchman Co.. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground", Peerless QuartetCylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground", Osbourne H.

The Good Old Songs We Used to'61 to' 65, -- Project Gutenberg. MIDI for "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground", from Project Gutenberg. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground from American Music Preservation The short film A NATION SINGS is available for free download at the Internet Archive

Dennis Brown (academic)

Dennis Brown is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the director of the Program in Membrane Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, is the Associate Director of the MGH Center for Systems Biology, he is a member of the MGH Executive Committee on Research, the central body for research governance at MGH. He was born in Grimsby, England where he attended Wintringham Grammar School, continued his education at the University of East Anglia where he received a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with first class honours, stayed on to complete his PhD under Michael Balls, studying the hormonal control of glycogen metabolism in long-term amphibian organ culture, he spent 10 years working under the direction of Prof. Lelio Orci at the University of Geneva Medical School in Switzerland, where he became an Assistant Professor. In 1999, Brown was awarded the Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship in 1999, the Hugh Davson award for Cell Biology in 2011, both from the American Physiological Society