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Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Bethel Census Area is a census area in the U. S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population is 17,013, it therefore has no borough seat. Its largest community is the city of Bethel, the largest city in the unorganized borough. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the census area has an area of 45,504 square miles, of which 40,570 square miles is land and 4,934 square miles is water, its territory includes the large Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea. Its land area is comparable to that of Kentucky, which has an area of under forty thousand square miles. Kusilvak Census Area, Alaska - northwest Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska - north Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska - east Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - southeast Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska - south Dillingham Census Area, Alaska - south Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Bering Sea Wilderness Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Lake Clark Wilderness Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Togiak Wilderness Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Nunivak Wilderness As of the census of 2000, there were 16,006 people, 4,226 households, 3,173 families living in the census area.

The population density was 0 people per square mile. There were 5,188 housing units at an average density of 0/sq mi; the racial makeup of the census area was 12.53% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 81.93% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 3.85% from two or more races. 0.87 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 4,226 households out of which 51.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% were married couples living together, 15.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.90% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.73 and the average family size was 4.41. In the census area the population was spread out with 39.80% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 16.40% from 45 to 64, 5.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.20 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.80 males. Bethel Census Area is one of only 38 county-level census divisions of the United States where the most spoken language is not English and one of only 3 where it is neither English nor Spanish. 63.14% of the population speak a Yupik language at home, followed by English at 34.71%. Crow Village Georgetown Napaimute Umkumiute List of Airports in the Bethel Census Area Nunathloogagamiutbingoi Dunes Census Area map, 2000 census: Alaska Department of Labor Census Area map, 2010 census: Alaska Department of Labor

Po┼żega Cathedral

Saint Teresa of Ávila Cathedral is a cathedral in Požega and the seat of the Požega diocese. Located near Požega city center and at the foot of the hill where a medieval fortress once stood, this cathedral is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture; the cathedral building was funded by Franjo Thauszy, Zagreb bishop, with 80,000 forints that were intended for repairs of the Požega fortress, owned by bishop Thauszy at the time. The project was endorsed by empress Maria Theresa on 11 July 1754 and building started on 28 June 1756; the construction took seven years and bishop Thauszy consecrated the new church on 24 July 1763. There is no record of the craftsman who has built the cathedral, it is only known. The original tower was toppled by a storm in 1926 and had to be replaced by a new, 63 meters tall tower; the interior of the Požega cathedral is decorated in playful rococo style. The interior is dominated by main altar of St. Teresa of Ávila, gift of bishop Franjo Thauszy, presented on the occasion of the consecration of the church.

Among other altars in the cathedral, the altar of St. John of Nepomuk and the altar of St. Michael the Archangel are noteworthy; the former was a gift of Croatian viceroy Franjo Nádasdy, the latter of Požega-born, Kutjevo parish priest Josip Maurović. Furthermore, there is a beautiful pulpit - a gift from bishop Thauszy, rococo carved oak pews. Cathedral organ was built by Josip Brandl factory in Maribor and put in its place in 1900. By the end of the 19th century, six octagonal stained-glass windows have been installed. Interior of the Požega cathedral is decorated by wall paintings painted by famous Croatian painters Celestin Medović and Oton Iveković in 1898 and 1899. Trinity painting above the main altar has been painted by two of them together, while on the ceiling of the apse there is painting of St. Teresa by Medović. Other works by Medović in the cathedral are: Evangelists Matthew and Mark - on the ceiling of the main nave, Jesus on the Mount of Olives - on the ceiling of the south nave, St. Cyril - in the main nave.

Iveković has painted Evangelists Luke and John - on the ceiling of the main nave, St. Methodius - in the main nave, Annunciation - in the south nave, St. Cecilia - on the ceiling above the quire. Katedrala sv. Terezije Avilske

1983 Super Bowl of Poker

The Super Bowl of Poker was the second most prestigious poker tournament in the world during the 1980s. While the World Series of Poker was drawing larger crowds as more and more amateurs sought it out, the SBOP "was an affair limited exclusively to pros and hard-core amateurs."Prior to 1979, the only high dollar tournament a person could enter was the WSOP. 1972 WSOP Main Event Champion and outspoken ambassador for poker, Amarillo Slim saw this as an opportunity. "The World Series of Poker was so successful that everybody wanted more than one tournament," he said. Slim called upon his connections and friendships with poker's elite to start a new tournament in the February 1979. Slim modelled his SBOP after the WSOP with a $10,000 Texas Hold'em Main Event. One of the principal differences between the WSOP and the SBOP was the prize structure; the WSOP's prize structure was flat ensuring more people received smaller pieces of the prize pool. The SBOP used a 60-30-10 payout structure. In other words, only the first three places received money and in the ratio of 60% to first place, 30% to second place, 10% to third.

This payment schedule predominated the SBOP for the first 5 years of the event, but as the event grew the number of payouts increased while keeping the payout schedule top heavy. In 1983, 5 Poker Hall of Famers made it to the cash in various tournaments at the SBOP. Jack Strauss lost to two time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Hans Lund in the SBOP Main Event. Berry Johnston would finish third in one event. Billy Baxter, who would gain fame for suing the IRS in Baxter v United States made it to the cash in one event. Sarge Ferris, a low-key but much respected professional player, inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, won the No Limit 2-7 Lowball; the 1983, tournament witnessed Gabe Kaplan from Welcome Back, Kotter win his second SBOP tournament. When Welcome Back, Kotter went off the air in 1979, its lead character started a career in poker. During the early 1980s, Kaplan's success at the SBOP, led him to be considered among poker's elite. Kaplan won one. Number of buy-ins: 42 Total prize pool: $502,500 Number of payouts: 7 Reference: Number of buy-ins: Unknown Total prize pool: Unknown Number of payouts: 1 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 144 Total prize pool: $72,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 35 Total prize pool: $35,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 78 Total prize pool: $39,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 78 Total prize pool: $39,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: Unknown Total prize pool: $116,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 18 Total prize pool: $90,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: Unknown Total prize pool: $21,200 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: Unknown Total prize pool: $120,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 42 Total prize pool: $21,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: Unknown Total prize pool: $77,750 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: Unknown Total prize pool: $60,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference: Number of buy-ins: 128 Total prize pool: $128,000 Number of payouts: 3 Reference

Sergei Ovchinnikov (footballer, born 1970)

Sergei Ivanovich Ovchinnikov or Boss is a manager and former association football goalkeeper who played for the Russian national team. He works as an assistant manager in CSKA Moscow. Concerning his club career, he is most famous for being a part of Lokomotiv Moscow squad for more than 10 years. Ovchinnikov was employed as the head coach of FC Dynamo Bryansk in the Russian First Division. Being a Dynamo Moscow pupil, Sergei Ovchinnikov started his senior career at Dynamo Sukhumi but after a year he joined Lokomotiv Moscow. In 1992, he asserted himself in Yuri Syomin's first choice squad and remained the main goalkeeper until his move to Benfica in 1997. In 2002, having played for Benfica and Porto, Ovchinnikov came back to Russia to play for Lokomotiv; the goalkeeper played two matches for Russia in Euro 2004 but was sent off in the match against Portugal for handling outside the area. In 2005 Ovchinnikov joined Dynamo Moscow, following former Loko coach Yuri Syomin. In 2006 Dynamo released Ovchinnikov, after the goalkeeper got involved in a clash with a referee Igor Zakharov.

In April 2007 Sergei Ovchinnikov became Lokomotiv Moscow club goalkeeping coach and started to work with children and the reserves. In December 2007, he became Yuri Syomin's assistant at Dynamo Kyiv. Next, he became the new manager of FC Kuban Krasnodar in the 2009 Russian Premier League season but was sacked on 9 August, after a 0–2 defeat at home, against Saturn. On 7 May 2010, Ovchinnikov was named the new coach of FC Dynamo Bryansk. Russian Premier League champion Russian Cup winner Russian Super Cup winner Commonwealth of Independent States Cup winner Taça de Portugal winner Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira winner Russian Goalkeeper of the Year Sergei Ovchinnikov profile at UEFA

Verification and validation

Verification and validation are independent procedures that are used together for checking that a product, service, or system meets requirements and specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose. These are critical components of a quality management system such as ISO 9000; the words "verification" and "validation" are sometimes preceded with "independent", indicating that the verification and validation is to be performed by a disinterested third party. "Independent verification and validation" can be abbreviated as "IV&V". In practice, as quality management terms, the definitions of verification and validation can be inconsistent. Sometimes they are used interchangeably. However, the PMBOK guide, a standard adopted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, defines them as follows in its 4th edition: "Validation; the assurance that a product, service, or system meets the needs of the customer and other identified stakeholders. It involves acceptance and suitability with external customers.

Contrast with verification." "Verification. The evaluation of whether or not a product, service, or system complies with a regulation, specification, or imposed condition, it is an internal process. Contrast with validation." Verification is intended to check that a product, service, or system meets a set of design specifications. In the development phase, verification procedures involve performing special tests to model or simulate a portion, or the entirety, of a product, service or system performing a review or analysis of the modeling results. In the post-development phase, verification procedures involve repeating tests devised to ensure that the product, service, or system continues to meet the initial design requirements and regulations as time progresses, it is a process, used to evaluate whether a product, service, or system complies with regulations, specifications, or conditions imposed at the start of a development phase. Verification can be in scale-up, or production; this is an internal process.

Validation is intended to ensure a product, service, or system results in a product, service, or system that meets the operational needs of the user. For a new development flow or verification flow, validation procedures may involve modeling either flow and using simulations to predict faults or gaps that might lead to invalid or incomplete verification or development of a product, service, or system. A set of validation requirements and regulations may be used as a basis for qualifying a development flow or verification flow for a product, service, or system. Additional validation procedures include those that are designed to ensure that modifications made to an existing qualified development flow or verification flow will have the effect of producing a product, service, or system that meets the initial design requirements and regulations, it is a process of establishing evidence that provides a high degree of assurance that a product, service, or system accomplishes its intended requirements.

This involves acceptance of fitness for purpose with end users and other product stakeholders. This is an external process, it is sometimes said that validation can be expressed by the query "Are you building the right thing?" and verification by "Are you building it right?". "Building the right thing" refers back to the user's needs, while "building it right" checks that the specifications are implemented by the system. In some contexts, it is required to have written requirements for both as well as formal procedures or protocols for determining compliance, it is possible that a product passes when verified but fails when validated. This can happen when, say, a product is built as per the specifications but the specifications themselves fail to address the user's needs. Verification of machinery and equipment consists of design qualification, installation qualification, operational qualification, performance qualification. DQ may be performed by a vendor or by the user, by confirming through review and testing that the equipment meets the written acquisition specification.

If the relevant document or manuals of machinery/equipment are provided by vendors, the 3Q needs to be performed by the users who work in an industrial regulatory environment. Otherwise, the process of IQ, OQ and PQ is the task of validation; the typical example of such a case could be the loss or absence of vendor's documentation for legacy equipment or do-it-yourself assemblies and, users should endeavour to acquire DQ document beforehand. Each template of DQ, IQ, OQ and PQ can be found on the internet whereas the DIY qualifications of machinery/equipment can be assisted either by the vendor's training course materials and tutorials, or by the published guidance books, such as step-by-step series if the acquisition of machinery/equipment is not bundled with on- site qualification services; this kind of the DIY approach is applicable to the qualifications of software, computer operating systems and a manufacturing process. The most important and critical task as the last step of the activity is to generating and archiving machinery/equipment qualification reports for auditing purposes, if regulatory compliances are mandatory.

Qualification of machinery/equipment is venue dependent, in particular items

Albert Edward Bridge

The Albert Edward Bridge is a railway bridge spanning the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England. Opened on 1 November 1864 and named after the Prince of Wales, its design is identical to Victoria Bridge which carries the Severn Valley Railway over the Severn between Arley and Bewdley in Worcestershire. Designed by John Fowler, its 200 feet span cast iron arch has four ribs, each of nine parts bolted together; the patterns for the radiused beam castings for the bridge were prepared by Thomas Parker at the Coalbrookdale Iron Company. Built to carry the Wenlock, Craven Arms and Lightmoor Extension Railway of the Wellington and Severn Junction Railway across the river; until the power station's closure it carried coal traffic as part of the line between Lightmoor Junction and Ironbridge Power Station. The bridge's timber and wrought iron deck was replaced by a structural steel deck in 1933, it may be one of the last large cast iron. Due to its age and the condition of the ironwork, traffic over the bridge is restricted to a 5 miles per hour speed limit to minimise stress.

Although it carries two tracks only the one on the downstream side is still in use. The bridge is a Grade II Listed Building, one half by Shropshire Council, the other by Telford and Wrekin District Council as the boundary is mid-span. Telford Steam Railway have aspirations to run trains over the bridge using the presently unused track as part of their southern extension to Buildwas. Crossings of the River Severn Cragg, R. Civil Engineering Heritage - Wales & West Central England, Thomas Telford Publishing, 2nd edn. 1997, ISBN 0-7277-2576-9 Telford Steam Railway