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Cetus is a constellation. Its name refers to Cetus, a sea monster in Greek mythology as both Perseus and Heracles needed to slay, sometimes in English called'the whale'. Cetus is in the region of the sky that contains other water-related constellations such as Aquarius and Eridanus. Although Cetus is not considered part of the zodiac, the ecliptic passes less than a quarter of a degree from its constellation boundary, thus the moon and part of the sun will enter Cetus in most of their successive orbits for brief periods of time; this holds stronger for many asteroids since their orbits have a greater inclination to the ecliptic than the moon and planets. As seen from Mars, the ecliptic passes into Cetus, with the sun appearing in Cetus for around six days shortly after the northern summer solstice. Mars's orbit is tilted by 1.85° with respect to Earth's. Mira, designated Omicron Ceti, was the first variable star to be discovered and the prototype of its class. Over a period of 332 days, it reaches a maximum apparent magnitude of 3 - visible to the naked eye - and dips to a minimum magnitude of 10, invisible to the unaided eye.

Its seeming appearance and disappearance gave it its common name, which means "the amazing one". Mira pulsates with a maximum size of 500 solar diameters. 420 light-years from Earth, it was discovered by David Fabricius in 1596.α Ceti, traditionally called Menkar, is a red-hued giant star of magnitude 2.5, 220 light-years from Earth. It is a wide double star. Β Ceti called Deneb Kaitos and Diphda is the brightest star in Cetus. It is an orange-hued giant star of 96 light-years from Earth; the traditional name "Deneb Kaitos" means "the whale's tail". Γ Ceti, Kaffaljidhma is a close double star. The primary is a yellow-hued star of magnitude 3.5, 82 light-years from Earth, the secondary is a blue-hued star of magnitude 6.6. Tau Ceti is noted for being the nearest Sun-like star at a distance of 11.9 light-years. It is a yellow-hued main-sequence star of magnitude 3.5. AA Ceti is a triple star system; the primary and secondary are separated by 8.4 arcseconds at an angle of 304 degrees. The tertiary is not visible in telescopes.

AA Ceti is an eclipsing variable star. UV Ceti is an unusual binary variable star. 8.7 light-years from Earth, the system consists of two red dwarfs. Both of magnitude 13. One of the stars is a flare star, which are prone to sudden, random outbursts that last several minutes. Cetus lies far from the galactic plane, so that many distant galaxies are visible, unobscured by dust from the Milky Way. Of these, the brightest is a 9th magnitude spiral galaxy near Delta Ceti, it appears face-on and has a visible nucleus of magnitude 10. About 50 million light-years from Earth, M77 is a Seyfert galaxy and thus a bright object in the radio spectrum; the galactic cluster JKCS 041 was confirmed to be the most distant cluster of galaxies yet discovered. The massive cD galaxy Holmberg 15A is found in Cetus; as is spiral galaxy NGC 1042 and ultra-diffuse galaxy NGC 1052-DF2. IC 1613 is a member of the Local Group. NGC 246 called the Cetus Ring, is a planetary nebula with a magnitude of 8.0, 1600 light-years from Earth.

Among some amateur astronomers, NGC 246 has garnered the nickname "Pac-Man Nebula" because of the arrangement of its central stars and the surrounding star field. Cetus may have been associated with a whale, which would have had mythic status amongst Mesopotamian cultures, it is now called the Whale, though it is most associated with Cetus the sea-monster, slain by Perseus as he saved the princess Andromeda from Poseidon's wrath. Cetus is located in a region of the sky called "The Sea" because many water-associated constellations are placed there, including Eridanus, Piscis Austrinus and Aquarius. Cetus has been depicted in many ways throughout its history. In the 17th century, Cetus was depicted as a "dragon fish" by Johann Bayer. Both Willem Blaeu and Andreas Cellarius depicted Cetus as a whale-like creature in the same century. However, Cetus has been variously depicted with animal heads attached to a piscine body. In Chinese astronomy, the stars of Cetus are found among two areas: the Black Tortoise of the North and the White Tiger of the West.

The Brazilian Tukano and Kobeua people used the stars of Cetus to create a jaguar, representing the god of hurricanes and other violent storms. Lambda, Mu, Xi, Nu, Alpha Ceti represented its head. In Hawaii, the constellation was called Na Kuhi, Mira may have been called Kane. USS Cetus was a United States Navy Crater class cargo ship named after the constellation. "Cetus" is the title of a ragtime piano composition by Tom Brier on the album "Constellations". Cetus Book of Jonah Levy, David H.. Deep Sky Objects. Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-59102-361-0. Makemson, Maud Worcester; the Morning Star Rises: an account of Polynesian astronomy. Yale University Press. Ridpath, Ian.

List of schools in the Gambia

Below is a list of schools in the Gambia: Mingdaw Senior Secondary School Farati Success Bilingual Upper Basic Boarding School and Dara for boys, Bijilo Kinderdorf Bottrop Technical Senior Secondary School Zibah School, Tallinding Divine International School, Yarambamba Estate, Yundum Don McMath Foundation School, Serekunda Muslim Senior Secondary School, Banjul Tallinding Islamic Union), Tallinding Cates International Academy Bakoteh Lower and Upper Basic School St. Therese's Lower and Upper Basic School, Kanifing St. John's School for the Deaf, Kanifing Latrikunda Sabiji Lower and Upper Basic School, Latrikunda Sabiji Bundung Lower Basic School, Bundung Charles Jow Memorial Academy, Bundung St. Augustine's Senior Secondary School, Banjul North St. Augustine's Junior Secondary School, Banjul Central Abuko Upper Basic School, Abuko John Pickering Comprehensive Senior Secondary School, Lamin - Daranka St. Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Banjul Serrekunda Lower Basic School, Serekunda Gambia Senior Secondary School, Banjul Ndow's Comprehensive Primary School, Kanifing Ndow's Comprehensive Junior Secondary School, Kanifing Ndow's Comprehensive Senior Secondary School, Bakau Marina International School, Bakau New Town École Française de Banjul, Bakau St. Peter's Lower and Upper Basic School, Lamin Mahhad Senior Secondary School, Brikama AILA Senior Secondary School for Arts & Commerce, Kembujeh St. Peter's Senior Secondary School, Lamin Rose Kali International Upper Basic School, Bundung Rose Kali International Senior Secondary School, Banjulnding Banjulnding Lower and Upper Basic School, Banjulnding Kunkujang Keitaya Nusery School, Kunkujang Keitaya Kunkujang Keitaya Lower and Upper Basic School, Kunkujang Keitaya Old Yundum Lower and Upper Basic School, Old Yundum New Yundum Lower Basic School, New Yundum Sinchu Baliya Lower Basic School, Sinchu Baliya Masroor Senior Secondary School, Old Yundum Ebenezer S.

D. A Senior Secondary School Ebenezer S. D. A Junior Secondary School Seventh Day Adventist Education Centre Sukuta Upper Basic School, Sukkuta Sukuta Lower Basic School, Sukuta Sheikh Mass Kah Islamic Foundation Upper Basic & High School, Kanifing School of Educational Pursuit Upper Basic & High School, Kanifing Gambia Methodist Academy Glory Baptist Nursery Primary Junior and Senior School Glory Baptist International School Nuimi Lamin Lower Basic School, Nuimi Lamin Albreda Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School, Albreda Berending Junior Secondary School, Nuimi Essau Senior Secondary School, Nuimi Bakau Primary School, Bakau Bakau New Town Lower Basic School, Bakau Apple Tree Kindergarten, Kotu Apple Tree Nursery School, Kotu Munazamat Al Dawa Al Islamia Nusery and Lower Basic School, Kotu Munazamat Al Dawa Al Islamia Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School Gambia Methodist Preparatory, Kanifing Gambia Methodist Academy, Kanifing Apple Tree Primary School, Kotu Apple Tree Secondary School, Kotu West African International School Banjul American Embassy School, Fajara Reverend J.

C Faye Nursery School Reverend J. C Faye Primary School Reverend J. C Faye Junior Secondary School Reverend J. C Faye Senior Secondary School Nusrat Ahmadiya Senior Secondary School, Bundung Latrikunda Upper Basic School, Latri Kunda Brikama Upper Basic School, Brikama Tujereng Nursery School, Tujereng Tujereng Lower and Upper Basic School, Tujereng Banyaka Lower Basic School, Tujereng St. Francis Upper Basic & High School, Kunkujang Mariama Sifoe Lower and Upper Basic School, Sifoe Sifoe Senior Secondary School, Sifoe Mingdaw Senior Secondary School, Farato Village Brufut Lower and Upper Basic School, Brufut Alieu Badara Memorial Senior Secondary School, Brufut Scandaid Senior Secondary School, Brufut Tanji Lower Basic, Tanji St. Joseph Senior Secondary School St. Joseph Junior Secondary School SBEC International School, Bijilo & Salaji The Swallow Centre of Emancipating Education and Lower Basic School, Manjai WYCE Basic Cycle School, Madina Salam Deeper Life Nursery School SBEC International Secondary and Primary School TubabJenny and Linda's Nursery School, Sinchu Balia Institute for Continuing Education, ICE, Upper Basic School Institute for Continuing Education ICE, Lower Basic School Pentecost Preschool, Jalanbanta Village New Yundum Lower Basic School, New Yundum Village Marang Beyai Memorial Nursery School, Brikama Gidda Schools in the Central River Division include: Georgetown Senior Secondary School Kaur Senior Secondary School Panchang Primary School, Panchang Panchang Upper Basic School, Panchang Njau Primary School Armitage Senior Secondary School, Janjanbureh Bansang Senior Secondary School Brikamaba Senior Secondary School Boiram Basic Cycle School Boraba Basic Cycle School Kerewan Samba Sira Basic Cycle School Kudang Secondary School Kudang Basic Cycle School Sinchu Gundo Basic Cycle School Sotokoi Basic Cycle School Njorn Basic Cycle School Sololo Basic Cycle School Fukkabantang Basic Cycle School St. Therese's Basic Cycle School, Fula Bantang Patcharr Lower Basic Cycle School, Patcharr Sare Ngai Basic Cycle School Sare Sofi Upper Basic School Sare Sofi Basic Cycle School Njoben Upper Basic School Njoben Basic Cycle School Schools in the Lower River Division include: Fatima Senior Secondary School Tahir Ahmadiya Senior Secondary School Soma Proper Lower Basic School Soma New Lower Basic School Kanikunda Lower Basic School P

Rudolf K. Allemann

Professor Rudolf Konrad Allemann is a Distinguished Research Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Cardiff University. Allemann joined Cardiff University in 2005, after working at the University of Birmingham, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich and the UK MRC National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, he was Head of the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University until April 2017. Allemann earned his Dipl. Chem. ETH from ETH Zurich in 1985, his PhD was carried out at Harvard University and ETH Zurich with Steven A. Benner and culminated in the award of a Dr. sc. nat ETH for his thesis'Evolutionary Guidance as a Tool in Organic Chemistry'. He moved to the UK to as a Royal Society and Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research, before returning to the ETH Zurich in 1992 as a research group leader in Biological Chemistry, he completed his habilitation in 1998 and joined the University of Birmingham, first as a Senior Lecturer and Professor of Chemical Biology.

Since 2005 he has been a Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. A leading protagonist of modern biological chemistry, Allemann's research bridges the gap between enzymology and organic chemistry. By exploiting chemical, biophysical and molecular biology techniques, he has made contributions towards understanding enzymatic mechanisms, he has pioneered detailed mechanistic investigations of terpene synthases such as aristolochene synthase, germacrene-A synthase and delta-cadinene synthase, leading to insights into how the diversity of the terpenome is generated from a single precursor. Allemann's work on hydrogen transfer catalysing enzymes including dihydrofolate reductase has led to deep new insights into the contributions from quantum mechanical tunnelling and protein dynamics to the enormous rate accelerations typical of Nature’s catalysts. Allemann’s laboratory has been among the pioneers in synthetic biology and has developed innovative applications such as the first generation of designer enzymes, intracellular biophotonic nanoswitches and optogenetic tools for the control of biological processes in cell culture and in live organisms, as well as pioneering new methodology in synthetic biology for generating novel unnatural terpene-like non-natural natural products with applications in agriculture and healthcare.

Dihydrofolate reductase Terpene Photoactivated peptide Professor Rudolf Allemann at Cardiff University Rudolf Allemann's profile on Biomed Experts Publications on PubMed

Karosa B 731

Karosa B 731 is an urban bus produced by bus manufacturer Karosa from the Czech Republic, in the years of 1982 to 1996. It was succeeded by Karosa B 931 in 1996. Karosa B 731 is a model of the Karosa 700 series; the B 731 is derived from the Karosa C 734 intercity bus, unified with city bus models such as the B 741 and the B 732. The body is semi-self-supporting with engine with automatic gearbox in the rear part; the engine drives only the rear axle. The front axle is independent. All axles are mounted on air suspension. On the right side are three doors. Inside are used leatherette seats, plastic Fainsa seats; the driver's cab is separated from the rest of the vehicle by a glazed partition. In the middle, or in the rear part is room for a wheelchair. Type B 731 underwent during its long production many modifications. Among the most significant belonged replacing of the noisy rear axles Rába with another that has not produced so much noise, change of the engine mounting and change the location of alternator, use of several types of engines LIAZ aspirated, turbocharged later.

In newer buses have been used automatic gearbox Voith instead of the product of Praga. Began to be mounted exhaust gas catalysators EKOS and between 1993 and 1994, the buses were equipped with intercooler and intake air, which led to modifications of the body – behind the third door was placed the intake grille. In the last buses from the year 1995 appeared motor Renault; these buses were produced in only 50 pieces. Due to the assortment offered gearbox with retarder to the engines LIAZ cars were B 731 since 1994 produced with extended rear; these were types B 731.1667 and B 731.1669 with LIAZ engines and Voith gearbox with integrated retarder. The rear panel is identical to produced 900 series. In 1981 started serial production, which continued until 1996. Number of Karosa B731 buses is decreasing, due to supply of new low-floor buses, for example by SOR NB 12 made in Czech Republic. Last Karosa B731 in Prague was retired on 12 September 2014. DP Ostrava year 1986 DP Praha year 1985 PMDP Plzeň year 1986 DP Bratislava DSZO Zlín, year 1991 DP Pardubice Private collections: Civic association for saving historic buses and trolleybuses Jihlava ŠKODA-BUS club Plzeň MHDT o.s.

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Ashrama, California

Shanti Ashrama is a spiritual retreat located in the Upper San Antonio Valley in unincorporated Santa Clara County, United States as a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission. It is 40 miles east of downtown San Jose; the retreat resides on 160 acres of oak-studded chaparral scrubland near Upper San Antonio Valley Road, about 18 miles southeast of Mount Hamilton. The land was gifted to the Vedanta Society at the turn of the 20th century, as a place for meditation and contemplation. A meditation cabin there serves as the site for annual retreats. Map of Ashrama, California


Lillers is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. A small farming and light industrial town situated some 15 km northwest of Béthune and 40 km west of Lille, at the junction of the D185, D182 and the D69 roads; the town is bypassed by the N43 to the A26 autoroute to the south. The river Clarence flows through the town. After being owned by the Counts of Flanders, fortified against the Normans was given as a dowry in 1179 to King Philip II Augustus of France. In 1327, Artois was created a county by Louis IX, his brother Robert became the first Count. In 1303, the city of Lillers was looted by the Flemings. In 1340, King Edward III of England claimed the throne of France and started the Hundred Years War, marked by two famous battles, that of Crécy 1346 and that of Battle of Agincourt, 1415, where Robert Wavrin, Lord of Lillers, met his death. In 1542, during the war against Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, French troops burned Lillers; the population were still living in huts three years later.

After a period of peace, the Thirty Years' War caused devastation in the region. In 1637, the town was taken by Marshall de la Ferté for Spain. In 1639, it was won back by Marshall de la Meilleraye to become French again; the Spanish retook it, only to be beaten off by the French in 1657. In 1659, the Treaty of the Pyrenees was concluded, which ceded most of the Artois to France, except Saint-Omer and Aire-sur-la-Lys. In 1710, the region was the scene of the War of Spanish Succession. In 1710, Lillers was taken by Spanish troops; the allied British and Dutch forces under the command of the Duke of Marlborough established their headquarters at Lillers until forced out by the Marquis de Goesbriand, the head of the French troops. The Treaty of Utrecht ended the war in 1713; the still thriving shoe industries of Lillers started in the 19th century Vestiges of an old castle and other fortifications Several manorhouses, dating from the 16th and 17th century The church of Saints-Jules-et-Victon, dating from the 12th century The chapel of Notre-Dame.

A shoe museum Henri Leconte, the French tennis player, was born here in 1963. Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department INSEE commune file Official commune website Lillers on the Quid website