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Capitol Reflecting Pool

The Capitol Reflecting Pool is a reflecting pool in Washington, D. C. United States, it lies to the west of the United States Capitol and is the westernmost element of the Capitol grounds. The Capitol Dome and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial are reflected in its waters; the Capitol Reflecting Pool is located at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D. C. Six acres in size, it occupies over half of the area known as Union Square, it is set into a plaza. Nearby tourist destinations include the Capitol, the U. S. Botanic Garden, the museums and galleries along the Mall; the Capitol Reflecting Pool was included in master plans for the Washington Mall area prepared by the architectural firm of Skidmore and Merrill in the 1960s and'70s to reduce vehicular traffic on the Mall and facilitate pedestrian and recreational use. The new pool was designed to serve as a counterpart to the one at the western end of the Mall, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Since its completion in 1971, it has been a popular attraction.

The broad sloped limestone coping and the steps that lead down from ground level afford seating for visitors as they enjoy the reflections of the Capitol, the surrounding sights, the sky as well as the ducks and seagulls that swim in the pool. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Rainbow Pool Architect of the Capitol webpage on the CRP

SS Hesper

Hesper was a bulk-freighter steamship, used to tow schooner-barges on the Great Lakes. She sank in Lake Superior off Silver Bay, Minnesota, in a late-spring snowstorm in 1905; the remains of the ship are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hesper was a wooden-hulled, single-screw, triple-masted, cargo ship built by the Bradley Transportation Company in Cleveland, Ohio, she was used to haul both iron ore and grain, two products important to Minnesota's economy at the time. Hesper was caught in a late-spring snowstorm on 4 May 1905, with a strong nor'easter with winds of 60 mph driving her off her intended course and smashing her into a reef that now marks the southwest end of the harbor in Silver Bay, Minnesota; the ship sank in about 42 feet of water. The crew was able to escape in the ship's lifeboats; the wreck of Hesper is well preserved and lies in 30 to 48 feet of water about halfway down the west breakwall of the Silver Bay harbor. The hull is split apart at the turn of the bilge, the port and starboard sides of the ship lie alongside and parallel to the ceiling of the hull.

The sides both contain timbers. The decks are presumed to have washed ashore; the aft end of the hull contains a number of long bolts. Sinking of the Hesper in MNopedia, the Minnesota Encyclopedia Gardner, Denis P.. "Landmarks: Hesper". Minnesota History. Minnesota Historical Society Press. 58: 381. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02

British Parking Association

The British Parking Association, is a British-based trade association that represents the views and interests of its membership drawn principally from the parking and traffic management fields. More described as the British Parking Association Limited the association is a company limited by guarantee and non-profit organisation founded in 1968, although the limited company was not registered until 1970; the BPA is funded by its members rather than any independent source. The association's headquarters are in West Sussex. Parking News is its membership journal published eleven times a year for the BPA by Cambridge Publishers Ltd; the association publishes a list of its members and asserts that there are 750 corporate members which includes manufacturers and suppliers, private car park operators, local authorities, health authorities, the owned railway operating companies, shopping centres, debt collectors and consultants. Members, whether from the private or public sectors, pay a subscription based on their parking revenues..

The BPA offers membership for individuals and Corporate Individual membership The association manages the "Safer Parking Scheme" on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers. The purpose of the scheme is to raise the standard of safety, security and operation of UK car parks. Car parks that are found to meet the criteria set down by the scheme are awarded the Park Mark Safer Parking Award; the award is made after inspection by an accredited assessor and is subject to re-assessment every 2 years. Park Mark is considered a prestigious award and may be granted to council or operated car parks. In 2014 the Scheme celebrated its 10th Anniversary since becoming the Safer Parking Scheme. Advice and guidance for motorists parking on private land can be found on various websites including the BPA, Know Your Parking Rights, Citizens Advice and POPLA. Website forums such as Pepipoo and moneysavingexpert debate the issues; the BPA's Approved Operator Scheme launched in October 2007. The scheme is for BPA members that are involved in parking enforcement services on private land or in unregulated public car parks and was created after the DVLA announced it would only provide vehicle driver details to companies that joined an Accredited Trade Association..

A condition of an ATA is. The BPA has been working with DVLA since their announcement, achieving ATA status and sharing all plans for the AOS with DVLA. In complying with the Code, operators that are members of the AOS are able to demonstrate that their business operates to a set of standards and that it is recognised as an ostensibly professional and responsible member of the industry. However, if non-compliance to the Code is proven, it leads to sanctions being temporarily applied and could result in the member being suspended or expelled from the scheme; as part of the Protection of Freedoms Act, keeper liability was introduced by Government on the proviso that the parking sector provided the motorist with an Independent Appeals Service and that the service is funded by the sector. On public roads and regulated public car parks in most of England and Wales, parts of Scotland where Civil Parking Enforcement operates, the law says that the owner is liable for any penalty charges regardless of, driving.

The owner is defined in those cases as being the Registered Keeper at the time of the contravention. This is the name of the independent appeals service established by the BPA and operated by London Councils from October 2012 to September 2015 – Ombudsman Services took over as the service provider for POPLA on 1 October 2015; the remit of POPLA to handle appeals by drivers and others wanting to challenge the issue of a parking charge notice issued by members of the BPA's Approved Operator Scheme on private land. POPLA only handles appeals after the recipient of the parking charge notice has been through the internal complaints procedures of the operator who issued the notice. POPLA is available to all motorists who park on private land where parking is invited as well as locations where parking is not invited.. POPLA is judicially independent when it comes to deciding the outcome of an appeal and their decision is binding on the operator only; the POPLA service is free to the motorist with the parking operator being charged a fee for every appeal, considered.

POPLA publishes an annual report, available on its website. At the official launch of POPLA Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker welcomed the first annual report and the success of POPLA stating "This report shows that motorists are using this new free appeals service in significant numbers and, in more than half of cases, having their appeals upheld; this shows the new system is working for drivers and for the parking industry." In 2019 new legislation was passed. The BPA has lobbied for change to introduce better regulation for the private parking sector; the Parking Act will bring in greater regulation of the private parking industry with a new independent appeals service, all private parking operators will have to follow a new industry backed Code of Practice. The Association set up the Approved Operator Scheme in 2007 in response to concerns about the management of car parking on private land, an area of the parking profession in the United Kingdom, at that time unlegislated.

Members of the scheme are required to comply with the BPA's Code of Practice. Private car parks are managed by a private parking company, these can be at train stations, retail parks, healthcare facilit

Frans Kaisiepo

Frans Kaisiepo was a Papuan politician and Indonesian nationalist. He served as the fourth Governor of Papua Province. In 1993, Kaisiepo was posthumously declared a National Hero of Indonesia for his lifelong efforts to unite West Irian with Indonesia; as the representative of Papua province, he was involved in the Malino Conference, where the formation of the United States of Indonesia was discussed. Kaisiepo was born on the island of Biak on 10 October 1921, he studied at Sekolah Guru Normal at Manokwari. Kaisiepo, attended a Civil Administration course at the School of Civil Service in New Guinea. In 1945, Kaisiepo met Sugoro Atmoprasodjo at the School of Civil Service, they found common ground due to their shared support for Indonesian independence. Kaisiepo held discreet meetings to discuss the annexation of Dutch New Guinea by the Republic of Indonesia. In July 1946, Kaisiepo was the West New Guinean delegate and only Papuan native at the Malino Conference in South Sulawesi; as Speaker, he suggested the territory be called "Irian", explaining the word means "steamy" in his native Biak.

In the same month, the Freedom Party of Indonesia was founded by Kaisiepo in Biak, with Lukas Rumkoren as the party's elected leader. In August 1947, Silas Papare led the raising of the Indonesian red and white flag to commemorate Indonesia’s Independence Day; this action resulted in the arrest of all participants by Dutch police. They were locked up for more than three months. During that time Kaisiepo and Johans Ariks took on Papare's role. Ariks learned of plans to integrate West Irian as a territory of Indonesia, instead of fostering its autonomy. Kaisiepo was involved in a rebellion in Biak in March 1948. In 1949, he rejected an appointment as delegate leader of Dutch New Guinea in the Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference, since he felt the Dutch were attempting to dictate to him; because of his resistance, he was imprisoned from 1954 to 1961. Upon release from prison in the year 1961, he established the Irian Party that strove to unite Netherlands New Guinea with the Republic of Indonesia.

To envisage the decolonization of Netherlands New Guinea, President Sukarno made a speech that established the Trikora on 19 December 1961 in Yogyakarta. The command's goals were: aborting the formation of the "Papua state" as created by colonial Dutch powers raising the Indonesian flag in West Irian, thus affirming Indonesian sovereignty in the area preparing mobilization to "defend the independence and unification of the motherland"As a result of this historic address, many chose to enlist in the armed forces, as part of Operation Trikora. Due to the Trikora Action, the Netherlands Government was forced to sign an agreement known as the New York Agreement on 15 August 1962 12:01 hours; the transfer of government administration to UNTEA occurred on 1 October 1962. The transfer of West Irian to Indonesia was conducted by the United Nations the following year on 1 May 1963. Meanwhile, the Indonesian government would be entrusted with developing the region from 1963 to 1969, at the end of that year the Papuans would have to decide whether or not to join Indonesia or remain autonomous.

The first governor of Irian was Elieser Jon Bonay. In the beginning, Bonay sided with the Indonesians. However, in 1964 he used the Act of Free Choice in Irian Jaya to call for the independence of West Irian as a separate country, his action caused him to resign from his post in 1964. His resignation without a replacement disappointed Bonay and propelled him to join the Free Papua Movement operating in-exile in the Netherlands, becoming one of its prominent figures in the process. Kaisiepo's term as governor of Irian strove to promote Papua as part of Indonesia; this encouraged support within the state for the Act of Free Choice's option of unification, as opposed to full independence, despite huge opposition from most Papuan natives. In 1969, Irian was admitted to Indonesia as Irian Jaya Province. For his efforts in the unification of Papua with Indonesia, he was elected an MP for Papua in the People's Consultative Assembly elections of 1973 and was appointed to the Supreme Advisory Council in 1977 as its representative for Papuan affairs.

Kaisiepo died on 10 April 1979. He was interred in the Cendrawasih Heroes Burial Site in Biak. Frans had three children; the couple remained together until Arwam's death. On 12 November 1973, he married Maria Magdalena Moorwahyuni from Central Java, they had one child together. Due to his meritorious service, Frans Kaisiepo was awarded the Trikora and the Act of Free Choice Medal of Merit by the Indonesian government. Frans Kaisiepo desired national unity, worked toward that goal all of his life, he was honored posthumously as a National Hero of Indonesia on the 30th anniversary of the handover of Papua to Indonesia in 1993. He is the namesake of the local airport serving Biak, known as the Frans Kaisiepo International Airport. Kaisiepo is among the historical figures chosen to be depicted in the recent 2016 edition of Indonesian rupiah banknotes the Rp10,000 valued note

Mark Mostert

Mark P. Mostert is co-director of the Institute for Disability and Bioethics and professor of Special Education at Regent University, Virginia Beach, he has written about and lectured on Eugenics and Euthanasia, Nazi Germany's state-sanctioned "useless eater" policy to exterminate people with disabilities and others considered less than human, the fads and pseudoscientific practices found in special education. Mostert grew up in South Africa, he attended the Johannesburg College of Education where he studied special education and biblical studies. He earned an H. E. D. in Special Education in 1976. Mostert went on to earn a M. Ed. in Special Education, from the University of South Alabama, Alabama and a Ph. D. in Special Education and Teacher Education from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. His dissertation, published by the University of Illinois, was entitled Metaphor in Special Educators' Language of Practice. In 1977, Mostert became a teacher at Highveld Elementary School in South Africa.

He taught at Mondeor High School in Johnannesburg before moving to Alabama for graduate school. From 1985 to 1986, Mostert was a special education teacher at Old Dauphin Way School in Mobile, Alabama, he served as Program Director and Director of Education at the Charter Southland Hospital in Mobile, Alabama from 1986 to 1987 and served two years as principal at the St. Mark School, Alabama before pursuing his doctorate. In 1992, Mostert became the Program Coordinator for Programs and Licensure in Learning Disabilities at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota, he remained at the university, becoming associate professor professor of special education, until 2000. From 2000 to 2002, Mostert served as Associate professor of Special Education at Old Dominion University, Virginia, he left Old Dominion University for Regent University in 2002, where he continues to serve as Director, Special Education Doctoral Cognate and Professor of Special Education. In 2007, Mostert became Director of the Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics at Regent University.

Mostert has written and spoken about ethical and policy concerns regarding assisted suicide for people with terminal illnesses or those who are otherwise medically vulnerable. Current policies in states allowing assisted suicide, according to Mostert, do not have the requisite safety policies in place and are open to possible abuse, his concern is people with government jobs—and not physicians—are making decisions about "treatment or the withholding of treatment". Mostert asserts that economic rationale is still subtly affecting health care policies in the United States, he compares this type of thinking and policy-making to that of the "useless eaters" program introduced in Nazi Germany which implemented a state-sanctioned action that allowed the killing of people with disabilities and others deemed as less than human. Mostert advocates getting rid of the term "vegetative state" for people who are chronically and medically unconscious, replacing it with "persistent, non-responsive state,", less demeaning.

Mostert has linked the use of Facilitated Communication, with its "serious problems of validity and logic," with Nazi-era pseudoscience. He wrote in a 2001 article: "The results of these actions were damaging and ethically, to many people FC was supposed to assist; the reaction of many members of the public and media, who embraced FC based on the flimsiest of evidence, were hardly less astonishing." Mostert co-wrote The Positive Side of Special Education: Minimizing Its Fads and Follies with Kenneth Kavale. The book is an overview of practices and interventions in the field of special education that had "significant impact but lacked scientific validation"; the authors explore practices that may have been started with good intentions, but were found to be based more on ideology than logic and rationality. The book offers readers insight into developing a "more scientific attitude" and become less susceptible to "fallible judgment" and pseudoscientific practices; the book is intended for those working with people with disabilities: educators, parents and graduate students and the like.

The Positive Side of Special Education won a 2005 Award presented by the American Library Association. Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, Minnesota University-Moorhead Millman Promising Scholar Award, Cornell University Evaluation of Research for Usable Knowledge in Behavioral Disorders: Ignoring the Irrelevant, Considering the Germane Facilitated Communication Since 1995: A Review of Published Studies Useless Eaters: Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany Meta-Analyses in Mental Retardation Truth and Consequences with James M. Kauffman and Kenneth A. Kavale Face Validity of Meta-Analyses in Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Social Skills Interventions for Individuals with Learning Disabilities with Kenneth A. Kavale There is a Way to Make Ethical Decisions in the Classroom The Starting Point Must be the Dignity of Human Worth Facilitated Communication and Its Legitimacy - Twenty-First Century Developments Facilitated Communication: The Empirical Imperative to Prevent Further Professional Malpractice An Activist Approach to Debunking FC Challenging the Refusal of Reasoning in Special Education with Kenneth A. Kavale and James M. Kauffman ISBN 978-0-891-08329-0 Interprofessional Collaboration in Schools: Practical Action in the Classroom ISBN 978-0-205-16689-3 Ma


WBSN-FM is a Contemporary Christian outlet in New Orleans, Louisiana. The station, which operates at 89.1 MHz with an ERP of 11 kW, is owned by Providence Educational Foundation, which signed the outlet on the air in 1979. LifeSongs Radio airs a format consisting of Christian contemporary music; the Station broadcasts in HD radio but has no sub channels in use WBSN is the flagship station of "LifeSongs Radio". LifeSongs is heard on KPEF 90.7 in White Castle, Louisiana, WPEF 91.5 in Kentwood, Louisiana, as well as a translator on 97.7 in Houma, Louisiana. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, WBSN's 8,500 watt transmitter was co-located with that of TV station WDSU and shared their transmitting tower. After the WDSU transmitter building was flooded during Katrina, WBSN applied for, was granted Special Temporary Authority from the FCC to transmit at 5,000 watts from a multi-purpose tower in Algiers. More the station applied for and was granted a permanent license to transmit from the Algiers tower location at 11,000 watts.

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