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Bodrum

Bodrum is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, is the center of the eponymous district; the city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, Bodrum Castle overlooks the harbour and the marina; the castle includes a museum of underwater archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. The city had a population of 36,317 in 2012, it takes 50 minutes via boat to reach Kos from Bodrum, with services running multiple times a day by at least three operators. In classical antiquity Bodrum was known as a major city in ancient Caria; the suffix -ᾱσσός of Greek Ἁλικαρνᾱσσός is indicative of a substrate toponym, meaning that an original non-Greek name influenced or established the place's name.

It has been proposed that -καρνᾱσσός part is cognate with Luwian word "ha+ra/i-na-sà", which means fortress. If so, city's ancient name was borrowed from Carian, a Luwic language spoken alongside Greek in Western Anatolia; the Carian name for Halicarnassus has been tentatively identified with in inscriptions. The modern name Bodrum derives from the town's medieval name Petronium, which has its roots in the Hospitaller Castle of St. Peter. Halicarnassus was an ancient Greek city at the site of modern Bodrum in Turkey. Halicarnassus was founded by Dorian Greeks, the figures on its coins, such as the head of Medusa, Athena or Poseidon, or the trident, support the statement that the mother cities were Troezen and Argos; the inhabitants appear to have accepted Anthes, a son of Poseidon, as their legendary founder, as mentioned by Strabo, were proud of the title of Antheadae. The Carian name for Halicarnassus has been tentatively identified with Alosδkarnosδ in inscriptions. At an early period Halicarnassus was a member of the Doric Hexapolis, which included Kos, Lindos and Ialysus.

In the early 5th century Halicarnassus was under the sway of Artemisia I of Caria, who made herself famous as a naval commander at the battle of Salamis. Of Pisindalis, her son and successor, little is known; the city fell under Persian rule. Under the Persians, it was the capital city of the satrapy of Caria, the region that had since long constituted its hinterland and of which it was the principal port, its strategic location ensured. Archaeological evidence from the period such as the discovered Salmakis Inscription, now in Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, attest to the particular pride its inhabitants had developed. Alexander the Great laid siege to the city after his arrival in Carian lands and, together with his ally, the queen Ada of Caria, captured it after fighting in 334 BCE. Mausolus ruled Caria from here, nominally on behalf of the Persians and independently in practical terms, for much of his reign from 377 to 353 BC; when he died in 353 BC, Artemisia II of Caria, both his sister and his widow, employed the ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythis, the four sculptors Bryaxis, Scopas and Timotheus to build a monument, as well as a tomb, for him.

The word "mausoleum" derives from the structure of this tomb. It was a temple-like structure decorated with reliefs and statuary on a massive base. Today a few pieces of sculpture remain. Crusader Knights arrived in 1402 and used the remains of the Mausoleum as a quarry to build the still impressively standing Bodrum Castle, a well-preserved example of the late Crusader architecture in the east Mediterranean; the Knights Hospitaller were given permission to build it by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed I, after Tamerlane had destroyed their previous fortress located in İzmir's inner bay. The castle and its town became known as Petronium, whence the modern name Bodrum derives. In 1522, Suleiman the Magnificent conquered the base of the Crusader knights on the island of Rhodes, who relocated first to Sicily and permanently to Malta, leaving the Castle of Saint Peter and Bodrum to the Ottoman Empire. Bodrum was a quiet town of fishermen and sponge divers until the mid-20th century; the fact that traditional agriculture was not a rewarding activity in the rather dry peninsula prevented the formation of a class of large landowners.

Bodrum has no notable history of religious extremism either. A first nucleus of intellectuals started to form after the 1950s around the writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, who had first come here in exile two decades before and was charmed by the town to the point of adoptin

Tonite (Bad Boys Blue album)

Tonite is the thirteenth studio album of German band Bad Boys Blue. It was released on 24 July 2000 by Coconut Records. There was one single released for this record, "I'll Be Good". John McInerney performed all the songs. Rap parts were performed by Kevin McCoy. Again, Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann were back producing. "I'll Be Good" – 3:54 "Do What You Do" – 3:32 "S. O. S. For Love" – 3:36 "Waiting For Tonight" – 3:35 "Somewhere In My Heart" – 3:50 "I Wanna Fly" – 3:50 "Take A Piece Of My Heart" – 3:49 "You Take Me To The Light" – 3:34 "Close Your Eyes" – 3:22 "Heaven Must Be Missing You" – 3:18 "You're The Reason" – 3:51 "Love Really Hurts Without You" – 3:59 "S. O. S. For Love" – 3:07 "Do What You Do" – 3:40 Bad Boys BlueJohn McInerney – Lead vocal Kevin McCoy – Rap parts Andrew ThomasAdditional personnelThomas Sassenbach – Art Direction Manfred Esser – Photography ALBUM - Tonite Bad Boys Blue – General Information Tonite CD

Voyager (library program)

Voyager is an integrated library system used by hundreds of libraries and museums around the world. Voyager was developed by Endeavor Information Systems Inc., merged into Ex Libris Group in December 2006. Version 7, with Web Voyage, was released in 2008 to counter mounting competition from Koha and others; the modules are the main way. Voyager is broken down into different modules that are focused on helping with certain tasks done in a library, they are implemented as custom Microsoft Windows programs that talk to a centralized server and database. The modules are as follows: Circulation - The primary use of this module is charge and discharge items to library patrons, it allows for the creation and maintenance of patron records, fine processing and request processing of library items. Media Scheduling - lets people reserve videos and media equipment ahead of time as well as equipment maintenance; the types of items allowed to be reserved are only limited by. Web Voyage - This is the web based interface for use by patrons to search, renew items, request items from the libraries collection.

Access Reports - Not a module, Voyager does allows for an ODBC connection to its main database. This allows library staff to create custom Statistic and usage reports. Reporter - One of the purposes of this module is to generate email and print notifications to patrons informing them of, overdue items, courtesy notices and fines. Reporter generates exception reports, which are violations of system policy, Transaction reports, some statistics, which are used by library staff. Cataloging - This is the main module used by Library Technical Services department, it is used to edit records for all the items in a library's collection. Acquisitions - Lets staff track orders and assign money to funds and ledgers. Call Slip - Allows patrons to request items to be transferred between different units in a library system. Self Check - provides an interface for "Self Check" stations. Voyager Inter-library Loan - Allows library patrons to request items from other institutions. System Admin - Used to add system users, set up circulation locations, policies as well as setting up location calendars.

Voyager uses the Apache Tomcat web server. Reporting functionality utilizes Perl scripts; as stated above, for its modules it uses custom Microsoft Windows programs. The only programming API for Voyager is the BatchCat.dll which provides most of the same functionality as the Voyager Cataloging client. The Voyager web server provides a limited number of XML services and web APIs for integration purposes; the only window into Voyager for library staff is via the exposed tables of the Voyager database. The Access Reports frontend to this database provides dozens of pre-built SQL queries written by Endeavor to help library staff create reports, it is possible to write software that connects directly to the database and reads the tables from there. However none of the indexing that makes Web Voyager so fast is exposed for the ordinary programmer; the tables of Voyager are shorthand versions of the MARC bibliographic records. The actual MARC records are stored as BLOBs but certain portions of the MARC record are extracted and stored in tables.

For example, BIB_TEXT. TITLE is the MARC Bibliographic Record field that holds the Title; the Bibliographic Records are stored in tables named BIB*. The Holdings records are in tables named MFHD*; the Authority Records are in AUTH. Voyager adds its own record, called the'Item Record'; this stores the barcode,'media type', other information. The result of this is that there can be some redundant pieces of information in the database, particularly'location' and'media type'. Ex Libris Group