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Buoy

A buoy is a floating device that can have many purposes. It can be allowed to drift with ocean currents; the etymology of the word is disputed. Race course marker buoy – Buoy racing is the most prevalent form of yacht racing and power boat racing; the buoys must be passed to a specified side. Course marker buoys are used in underwater orienteering competitions. Emergency wreck buoy – An Emergency Wreck Buoy provides a clear and unambiguous means of marking new wrecks; this buoy is used as a temporary response for the first 24–72 hours. This buoy is coloured in an equal number of blue and yellow vertical stripes and is fitted with an alternating blue and yellow flashing light; this has come about due to the collisions which occurred in the Dover Straits in 2002 when vessels struck the new wreck of the MV Tricolor. Ice marking buoys – used for marking ice holes in frozen lakes and rivers, so that snowmobiles do not drive over the holes. Large Navigational Buoy is an automatic buoy over 10 m high equipped with a powerful light monitored electronically as a replacement for lightships.

A LNB may be marked on charts as a "Superbuoy." Lateral marker buoy Safe water mark or Fairway Buoy – a navigational buoy which marks the entrance to a channel or a nearby landfall Sea markaids pilotage by marking a maritime channel and administrative area to allow boats and ships to navigate safely. Some navigational buoys are fitted with a bell or gong, which sounds when waves move the buoy Wreck buoy – a buoy to mark a wrecked ship to warn other ships to keep away because of unseen hazards. Light buoy - a buoy to use as demarcation at night. Buoys are used to mark the position of an underwater object, they may be permanent. Lobster trap buoys – brightly colored buoys used for the marking of lobster trap locations so the person lobster fishing can find their lobster traps; each lobster fisher has their own colour markings or registration numbers so they know which ones are theirs. They are only allowed to haul their own traps and must display their buoy colour or license number on their boat so law enforcement officials know what they should be hauling.

The buoys are brightly coloured with visible numbers so they can be seen under conditions when there is poor visibility like rain, sea smoke, etc. Several types of marker buoy may be used by divers. Decompression buoy – deployed by submerged scuba divers to mark their position underwater whilst doing decompression stops Shot buoy – used to mark dive sites for the boat safety cover of scuba divers so that the divers can descend to the dive site more in conditions of low visibility or tidal currents and more safely do decompression stops on their ascent. Surface marker buoy – taken on dives by scuba divers to mark their position underwater Dive site demarcation buoy – Buoy used as an indication that divers are working within the demarcated area, it is intended to notify passing vessels to stay out of the demarcated area. Lifebuoy – used as a life saving buoy designed to be thrown to a person in the water to provide buoyancy. Has a connecting line allowing the casualty to be pulled to the rescuer Self-locating datum marker buoy – A 70% scale Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment /Davis-style oceanographic surface drifter with drogue vanes between 30 and 100 cm deep.

This particular surface drifter is designed for deployment from a U. S. Coast Guard vessel or airframe for search and rescue. Since the SLDMB has a small surface area above the ocean surface and a high underwater surface area, there is little leeway in response to the direct forcing of winds and waves. Submarine rescue buoy – used for release in case of emergencies or for communication Profiling buoy – specialized models which adjust buoyancy so that they will sink at a controlled rate to 2,000 metres below the surface while measuring sea temperatures and salinity. After a time 10 days, the buoy returns to the surface, transmits its data via satellite, sinks again. See Argo. Tsunami buoys – anchored buoys that can detect sudden changes in undersea water pressure are used as part of tsunami warning systems in the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and Indian Oceans. Wave buoy – used to measure the movement of the water surface as a wave train; the wave train is analysed to determine statistics like the significant wave height and period, wave direction.

Weather buoys – equipped to measure weather parameters such as air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction and to report these data via satellite radio links such as the purpose-built Argos System or commercial satellite phone networks to meteorological centres for use in forecasting and climate study. May be allowed to drift in the open ocean currents. Position is calculated by the satellite. Weather buoys are sometimes referred to as ODAS buoys or Ocean Data Acquisition Systems and may be marked on charts as "Superbuoys." Mooring buoys – used to keep one end of a mooring cable or chain on the water's surface so that ships or boats can tie on to it. Many marinas mark these with a number and assign it to a particular vessel, or rent it out to transient vessels. Tripping buoys – used to keep one end of a'tripping line' on the water's surface so that a stuck anchor can more be freed Marker buoys – used in naval warfare anti-submarine warfare, is a light-emitting or smoke-emitting, or both, marker using some kind of pyrotechnic to provide the flare and smoke.

It is a 3-inch diameter device about 20 inches long, set off by contact with seawater and floats on the

Lisle Austin

Lisle Austin is the former President of the Barbados Football Association. Austin was the President of CONCACAF for a few days in 2011 before being suspended. Austin was appointed temporary President of CONCACAF on 30 May 2011, in place of Jack Warner after Warner's suspension from football activities. On the day of his appointment, Austin attempted to remove Chuck Blazer from his position as General Secretary of CONCACAF. However, he was informed by a majority of the Executive Committee that he lacked any authority to do so. In response, Austin suggested that Article 29 of CONCACAF's statutes, which states that the President is the "judicial and extrajudicial" representative of the Confederation, somehow provided him the authority to hire and fire the General Secretary. However, Article 28 of CONCACAF's statutes states that it is the Executive Committee's responsibility to "appoint the General Secretary." A majority of the Executive Committee responded to Austin's assertion of authority by suspending him, stating that he was being "banned from all football activities within CONCACAF and at the national level... for apparent infringement of the CONCACAF Statutes."The removal of Austin and his predecessor Jack Warner caused a divide between some of the Caribbean Football Union nations and the North and Central American nations.

Lisle took out an injunction in a Bahamian court where Judge Stephen Isaacs attempted to prohibit CONCACAF “from interfering with Lisle Austin in the discharge of his duties as acting president”. In its official response to Austin's attempt to overrule the CONCACAF Executive by means of a civil injunction, FIFA's Disciplinary Committee banned Austin from any participation in football for one year, until he withdrew his legal plea from the Bahamian court. 2015 FIFA corruption case Profile on CONCACAF.com Profile on Facebook.com

Lost in Transmission

Lost in Transmission is an American reality television series produced by Adjacent Productions. The series features Top Gear co-host and car expert, Rutledge Wood and his friend, car restoration specialist George Flanigen, as they go on a road trip across the south, their mission is to rescue America's greatest rides from barns and garages by restoring the under-appreciated and the most unusual automobiles to their former glory. Opening introduction: Nothing is more American than the car, but some of the most incredible vehicles are rotting away in backyards. Luckily, I've got a plan for these forgotten treasures. I'm Rutledge Wood and I've owned over 80 cars; the only thing keeping me from buying 80 more is Rachel. So my buddy George and I are starting up a new business. I'll help me get them back on the road; the program premiered on May 7, 2015, at 10:00 pm EST on History. Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on September 7, 2015 on A&E. Official website Lost in Transmission on IMDb Lost in Transmission at TV Guide

Cottage Grove (town), Wisconsin

Cottage Grove is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 3,839; the Village of Cottage Grove is located within the town. The unincorporated communities of Door Creek and Vilas are located in the town; the unincorporated community of Hoffman Corners is located in the town. The town is located at 43°03′44″N 89°11′43″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.4 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,839 people, 1,338 households, 1,118 families residing in the town; the population density was 115.0 people per square mile. There were 1,356 housing units at an average density of 40.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.89% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.16% from other races, 0.68% from two or more races. 1.04 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,338 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.4% were non-families.

11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.13. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $71,007, the median income for a family was $72,246. Males had a median income of $45,379 versus $30,509 for females; the per capita income for the town was $26,602. About 1.3% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. Henry G. Klinefelter, Wisconsin State Representative and farmer, lived in the town. Albert M. Stondall, Wisconsin State Senator and businessman, was born in the town.

Town of Cottage Grove

United States Whip Company Complex

The United States Whip Company Complex or "United States Line Company Complex" is a historic factory located in Westfield, Massachusetts. It was owned and operated by one of the whip-making businesses that led Westfield to become known as "Whip City". United States Whip, created in 1892 by the consolidation of several local manufacturers, was the world's largest manufacturer of whips; the factory complex was listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, as part of an expanded Westfield Center Historic District in 2013. The former United States Whip Company facility is located in downtown Westfield, on the north side of Main Street just east of Park Square and Elm Street, its principal downtown commercial thoroughfare, it consists of seven brick buildings, which occupy most of a city block along with a large parking lot. Building 1, built in 1855, is a large 3-1/2 story building constructed using typical 19th-century mill construction and styling. Building 2 was built sometime before 1884.

Whip making began in Westfield in the early 19th century, was its major industry by the mid-19th century. United Whip was founded in 1892, grew by acquiring many of Westfield's smaller manufacturers. At its height in the 1910s, it was the world's largest manufacturer of whips, a business that declined with the advent of the automobile; these buildings were used from 1855 until 1928 for the manufacture of whips. The 1855 building was constructed by United's predecessor, the American Whip Company, building 2 housed the main corporate offices in addition to manufacturing facilities. After 1928 the building fronting on Elm Street was modified to accommodate retail stores and a theater, to a design by architect Malcolm B. Harding. Portions of the complex have been rehabilitated as offices. Sanford Whip Factory Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company H. M. Van Deusen Whip Company National Register of Historic Places listings in Hampden County, Massachusetts

The Adventures of Covan the Brown-haired

The Adventures of Covan the Brown-haired is a Celtic fairy tale translated by Dr. Macleod Clarke. Andrew Lang included it in The Orange Fairy Book. A goat herder and his wife had a daughter. One day, the daughter vanished while tending the kids; the kids came home. Her parents could not find her. Ardan, the eldest son, declared, his mother reproved him for not asking his father first. But since he had made a vow, she made two cakes, a large one and a little one, asked which one he wanted, the big one without her blessing or the little one with it, he picked the large cake. When a raven asked him for some, he refused it, he came to an old man in a cottage, with a young woman combing her hair of gold. The old man offered to let him watch his three cows for a year; the young woman warned against it. The old man told him to follow the cows, because they knew good pasture, to never leave them, but the first day watching the cows, he saw a golden cock and a silver hen, let them distract him, a staff of gold and a staff of silver.

When he brought them back, the cows had no milk, only water. The old man turned Ardan to stone. Ruais, the second son, set out in the same manner, suffered the same fate. Covan the Brown-haired, the youngest, asked leave to go after his brothers, his father gave him his blessing, Covan took the smaller cake and gave the raven some. When he came to the cottage, he thanked the maiden for her advice, he sat down when they came to pasture. There he listened to it. A boy claimed his cows were in the corn; the boy returned with the claim that dogs were worrying the cows. The cows went on, they went through a barren pasture, on which her foal were fat. The cows went on, it grew so dark he could not see the cows; the Dog of Maol-mor, whom he had heard of, bade. He did. In the morning, the dog was grateful, because he took what was offered and did not mock him, so said he could call on him for aid; the next day, the cows ended in a barren plain. The raven offered him hospitality and he took it; the raven was grateful that he took it and did not mock it, so said he could call on him for aid.

The next day, the cows ended by a river. The famous otter Doran-donn offered Covan his hospitality, he took it, the otter offered to come to his aid; the cows returned, they had milk instead of water. The old man wanted to know what Covan wanted as a reward. Covan wanted to know; the old man warned him that it would be hard, but told him where to get a roe with white feet and a deer's antlers, a duck with a green body and a gold neck, a salmon with silver skin and red gills. If he brought those to the old man, he could get his brothers and sister back; the dog helped him catch the roe. The old man gave him back his sister, restored his brothers, though they would be fated to wander forever for their idle and unfaithful ways. Covan asked him his name, he said. Jack and his Comrades Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box The Girl and the Dead Man The King Of Lochlin's Three Daughters The Red Ettin The Seven Foals The Adventures of Covan the Brown-haired