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Aquarius (constellation)

Aquarius is a constellation of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. Its name is Latin for "water-carrier" or "cup-carrier", its symbol is, a representation of water. Aquarius is one of the oldest of the recognized constellations along the zodiac, it was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It is found in a region called the Sea due to its profusion of constellations with watery associations such as Cetus the whale, Pisces the fish, Eridanus the river. At apparent magnitude 2.9, Beta Aquarii is the brightest star in the constellation. Aquarius is identified as GU. LA "The Great One" in the Babylonian star catalogues and represents the god Ea himself, depicted holding an overflowing vase; the Babylonian star-figure appears on entitlement stones and cylinder seals from the second millennium. It contained the winter solstice in the Early Bronze Age. In Old Babylonian astronomy, Ea was the ruler of the southernmost quarter of the Sun's path, the "Way of Ea", corresponding to the period of 45 days on either side of winter solstice.

Aquarius was associated with the destructive floods that the Babylonians experienced, thus was negatively connoted. In Ancient Egypt astronomy, Aquarius was associated with the annual flood of the Nile. In the Greek tradition, the constellation came to be represented as a single vase from which a stream poured down to Piscis Austrinus; the name in the Hindu zodiac is kumbha "water-pitcher". In Greek mythology, Aquarius is sometimes associated with Deucalion, the son of Prometheus who built a ship with his wife Pyrrha to survive an imminent flood, they sailed for nine days before washing ashore on Mount Parnassus. Aquarius is sometimes identified with beautiful Ganymede, a youth in Greek mythology and the son of Trojan king Tros, taken to Mount Olympus by Zeus to act as cup-carrier to the gods. Neighboring Aquila represents the eagle, under Zeus' command. An alternative version of the tale recounts Ganymede's kidnapping by the goddess of the dawn, motivated by her affection for young men, yet another figure associated with the water bearer is Cecrops I, a king of Athens who sacrificed water instead of wine to the gods.

In the first century, Ptolemy's Almagest established the common Western depiction of Aquarius. His water jar, an asterism itself, consists of Gamma, Pi, Zeta Aquarii; the water bearer's head is represented by 5th magnitude 25 Aquarii while his left shoulder is Beta Aquarii. In Chinese astronomy, the stream of water flowing from the Water Jar was depicted as the "Army of Yu-Lin"; the name "Yu-lin" means "feathers and forests", referring to the numerous light-footed soldiers from the northern reaches of the empire represented by these faint stars. The constellation's stars were the most numerous of any Chinese constellation, numbering 45, the majority of which were located in modern Aquarius; the celestial army was protected by the wall Leibizhen, which counted Iota, Lambda and Sigma Aquarii among its 12 stars. 88, 89, 98 Aquarii represent Fou-youe, the axes used as weapons and for hostage executions. In Aquarius is Loui-pi-tchin, the ramparts that stretch from 29 and 27 Piscium and 33 and 30 Aquarii through Phi, Lambda and Iota Aquarii to Delta, Gamma and Epsilon Capricorni.

Near the border with Cetus, the axe Fuyue was represented by three stars. Tienliecheng has a disputed position; the Water Jar asterism was seen to the ancient Chinese as Fenmu. Nearby, the emperors' mausoleum Xiuliang stood, demarcated by Kappa Aquarii and three other collinear stars. Ku and Qi, each composed of two stars, were located in the same region. Three of the Chinese lunar mansions shared their name with constellations. Nu the name for the 10th lunar mansion, was a handmaiden represented by Epsilon, Mu, 3, 4 Aquarii; the 11th lunar mansion shared its name with the constellation Xu, formed by Beta Aquarii and Alpha Equulei. Wei, the rooftop and 12th lunar mansion, was a V-shaped constellation formed by Alpha Aquarii, Theta Pegasi, Epsilon Pegasi. Despite both its prominent position on the zodiac and its large size, Aquarius has no bright stars, its four brightest stars being less than magnitude 2. However, recent research has shown that there are several stars lying within its borders that possess planetary systems.

The two brightest stars and Beta Aquarii, are luminous yellow supergiants, of spectral types G0Ib and G2Ib that were once hot blue-white B-class main sequence stars 5 to 9 times as massive as the Sun. The two are moving through space perpendicular to the plane of the Milky Way. Just shading Alpha, Beta Aquarii is the brightest star in Aquarius with an apparent magnitude of 2.91. It has the proper name of Sadalsuud. Having cooled and swollen to around 50 times the Sun

Manfred Wolke

Manfred Wolke is a former welterweight boxer. He was a member of the Armeesportsklub Vorwärts Frankfurt an der Oder. Wolke, representing East Germany, was the Welterweight Olympic gold medalist at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. Wolke defeated Joseph Bessala of Cameroon on a 4-1 decision in the final. In 1972 he didn't win a medal. After his boxing career ended, Wolke became a trainer, most notably working with 1990s Heavyweight contender Axel Schulz and Henry Maske, most with Francesco Pianeta. Below are the results of Manfred Wolke, a welterweight boxer from East Germany who competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics: Round of 64: bye Round of 32: defeated Andres Molina by decision, 4-1 Round of 16: defeated Expedito Arrais by decision, 5-0 Quarterfinal: defeated Celal Sandal by decision, 4-1 Semifinal: defeated Vladimir Musalinov by decision, 3-2 Final: defeated Joseph Bessala by decision, 4-1 Olympic DB at the Wayback Machine Evans, Hilary. "Manfred Wolke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com.

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Clyde N. Wilson

Clyde Norman Wilson is an American professor of history at the University of South Carolina, a paleoconservative political commentator, a long-time contributing editor for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture and Southern Partisan magazine, an occasional contributor to National Review. Wilson is best known for his expertise on the life and writings of John C. Calhoun, having compiled all his papers in twenty-eight volumes, he has been the M. E. Bradford Distinguished Chair of the Abbeville Institute, an adjunct faculty member of the paleolibertarian Ludwig von Mises Institute, an affiliated scholar of the League of the South Institute, the research arm of the League of the South. In 1994 Wilson was an original founder of the League of the South, which advocates a "natural societal order of superiors and subordinates", using as an example, "Christ is the head of His Church; the League of the South has been described as a white supremacist and white nationalist organization. Clyde Norman Wilson was born on June 1941 in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he was raised.

His father, Clyde Sr. a fireman, was a leader in the state Firefighters Union and was chosen to train and command the first African-American fire company in Greensboro. Clyde Jr. was editor of the Greensboro High School newspaper in his senior year, receiving a special commendation from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for editorial writing. During that year, 1958–1959, the high school was the first in North Carolina to be integrated. Wilson received the B. A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963 and the M. A. in 1964. While still a student he published journalism in the Greensboro Daily News, the Greensboro Record, the Winston-Salem Journal, the Chapel Hill Weekly, wrote a regular column for the campus Daily Tar Heel. From 1964 he spent several years as a reporter for the Richmond News Leader and the Charlotte News, covering police and other matters. In 1971 Wilson received the Ph. D. in History from the University of North Carolina. While a graduate student he published articles in such historical journals as The North Carolina Historical Review and Civil War Times, in opinion journals like Modern Age, Intercollegiate Review, National Review.

Wilson became Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina in 1971. In 1977 he became editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun, producing volumes 10 through the completion of the edition with volume 28 in 2003. Scholarly reviewers were unanimous in high praise for the Calhoun Papers for meticulous editorial work, insightful historical introductions, steady progress; the term "exemplary" was applied. Wilson's work on Calhoun drew comments like "shows high ability in the field of intellectual history", "plows new ground by the acre", many others of similar import. During 32 years at the University of South Carolina, Wilson taught a wide variety of courses and directed 16 doctoral dissertations, four of which became books. Wilson early identified himself as an intellectual heir of Richard Weaver and the Southern Agrarians. In 1980 he assisted Thomas Fleming in founding Southern Partisan magazine, subsequently became a contributing editor of Chronicles when Fleming became editor of that journal.

In 1981, Wilson brought together the book Why the South Will Survive, by Fifteen Southerners, a restatement of the Agrarian message of I'll Take My Stand on its fiftieth anniversary. The volume included contributions by Cleanth Brooks, Andrew Lytle, George Garrett, other well-known literati. In 1993 he was active in the formation of the League of the South and served on its board of directors for the first ten years, he has stated reasons for his role in creation of the League, alleging that it was necessary to preserve the unique features of southern culture and to promote devolution from an over-centralized U. S. government. The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed Wilson among the "ideologues" of the neo-Confederate movement, stating that he told Gentleman's Quarterly in 1998 that "We don't want the federal government telling us what to do, pushing integration down our throats... We're tired of carpetbagging professionals coming to our campuses and teaching that the South is a cultural wasteland."

Condemning what he perceives as a positive representation of people of color in the media, Wilson lamented that the "established forces of'American' society have been promoting the glory of the non-white and the foreign for two generations now."In a 2007 article addressing a debate exchange between presidential candidates Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani, Wilson condemned the Voting Rights Act of 1965, writing: Remember that since 1965 our elections have been controlled by commissars from the U. S. Justice Department—an oppression carried by the votes of "conservative" Republicans. One of the highest comedic points of 20th century American politics came in the mid-sixties when the windbag Republican leader, Senator Dirksen of Illinois, announced his support for the second Reconstruction of the South, it seems that during a lonely midnight stroll in the deserted Capitol, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln appeared to the Senator and instructed him how to vote. Wilson has contributed more than 400 articles and reviews to a wide variety of academic and popular books and publications.

He has lectured extensively across the U. S. to scholarly and political groups. Books include Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pet

Zhijin County

Zhijin County is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Bijie in the west-central part of Guizhou province, China. Zhijin has been inhabited since the Qin, populated by the Gelao. After the Jin, the Yi moved in. During the Kangxi Era of the Qing, a city was founded named Pingyuan. In 1914, it was renamed Zhijin after one of its streets. Zhijin County is located in the southeastern part of Bijie City in the middle of Guizhou province, it is 95 km from Anshun, 129 km from Bijie City. It spans 82.5 km from East to West, 66 km from North to South. Its total area is 2,868 km2. Karst topography dominates the landscape, with caves everywhere; the Zhijin Cave 22 km from the county seat is considered the most magnificent cave in China, is a popular tourist spot. The highest point in the county has altitude 2262 m, the lowest 1319 m; the average temperature is 14.31 c, with annual rainfall 1356 mm. The most important industry is tourism, with Zhijin Cave the number one attraction drawing tourists from all over China and the world.

There are 23 ethnic groups living including Han Chinese, Miao, Yi, Hui and Buyei. 48.02% of Zhijin's population are considered minorities in China. There are 21 townships in the county. Among them are: Banqiao township Brief information about Zhijin County Local Government website Popular local forum

Caleb UHD144

The Caleb Technology UHD144 is a floptical-based 144 MB floppy disk system introduced in early 1998, marketed as the it drive. Like other floptical-like systems, the UHD144 can read and write standard 720KB and 1.44MB 3½-inch disks as well. Its main advantage was the low cost of the media, which averaged about $5 shortly after introduction — in wider production prices would have fallen; the UHD144 had little chance in the marketplace, being squeezed out by the Iomega ZIP and Imation LS-120 for floppy large-storage needs, the rapid introduction of the writable CD-ROM shortly after its introduction. The company went bankrupt in early 2002. SuperDisk Sony HiFD Iomega ZIP Floppy disk Caleb Technology Corp.'s Ultra High Density Floppy Disk Drive to Include Adaptec's DMC Chipset, Business Wire, 1997-11-03 Two new reasons to kiss your floppy drive goodbye, PCWORLD. COM, 1998-10-13 SuperFloppies! Floppy Disk Size, Hard Disk Capacity, Glencoe, 1998-10-31 The Latest Trumors, HAL-PC Magazine, Beverly Rosenbaum, 1999-12-03

Northern Beaches Hospital

The Northern Beaches Hospital is a hospital in Frenchs Forest, located in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In May 2013 the State Government announced the Northern Beaches Hospital would be built at Frenchs Forest. Upon its completion it became the primary hospital for the Northern Beaches, with Manly Hospital to close and Mona Vale Hospital to be downgraded, it is operated by Healthscope. In December 2014, Leighton Contractors were selected to build the hospital; as part of the project, a series of road enhancements will be made to the adjoining Forest Way, Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road by a Ferrovial/York Civil joint venture. It opened on 30 October 2018; the hospital is not a traditional public hospital, it is expected that 40% of beds will be reserved for private patients. Doctors are paid less to treat public patients than those with private health insurance. Since opening, the hospital has attracted criticism, with a doctor's union accusing the private operator of being "incompetent" and driven by "profit before patient care".

The hospital has experienced problems with insufficient staffing numbers and lack of basic medical supplies such as insulin. Dr Tony Sara, from the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation of New South Wales, told the ABC that "There is not a complete and proper blood bank... There are ongoing reports of lack of medicines, lack of forms and clinical policies and processes."