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Chapterhouse: Dune

Chapterhouse: Dune is a 1985 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the last in his Dune series of six novels. It rose to #2 on The New York Times Best Seller list. A direct follow-up to Heretics of Dune, the novel chronicles the continued struggles of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood against the violent Honored Matres, who are succeeding in their bid to seize control of the universe and destroy the factions and planets that oppose them. Chapterhouse: Dune ends with a cliffhanger, Herbert's subsequent death in 1986 left some overarching plotlines of the series unresolved. Two decades Herbert's son Brian Herbert, along with Kevin J. Anderson, published two sequels – Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune – based in part on notes left behind by Frank Herbert for what he referred to as Dune 7, his own planned seventh novel in the Dune series; the situation is desperate for the Bene Gesserit as they find themselves the targets of the Honored Matres, whose conquest of the Old Empire is complete. The Matres are seeking to assimilate the technology and developed methods of the Bene Gesserit and exterminate the Sisterhood itself.

Now in command of the Bene Gesserit, Mother Superior Darwi Odrade continues to develop her drastic, secret plan to overcome the Honored Matres. The Bene Gesserit are terraforming the planet Chapterhouse to accommodate the all-important sandworms, whose native planet Dune had been destroyed by the Matres. Sheeana, in charge of the project, expects sandworms to appear soon; the Honored Matres have destroyed the entire Bene Tleilax civilization, with Tleilaxu Master Scytale the only one of his kind left alive. In Bene Gesserit captivity, Scytale possesses the Tleilaxu secret of ghola production, which he has reluctantly traded for the Sisterhood's protection; the first ghola produced is that of their deceased military genius, Miles Teg. The Bene Gesserit have two other prisoners on Chapterhouse: the latest Duncan Idaho ghola, former Honored Matre Murbella, whom they have accepted as a novice despite their suspicion that she intends to escape back to the Honored Matres. Lampadas, a center for Bene Gesserit education, has been destroyed by the Honored Matres.

The planet's Chancellor, Reverend Mother Lucilla, manages to escape carrying the shared-minds of millions of Reverend Mothers. Lucilla is forced to land on Gammu; the Rabbi gives Lucilla sanctuary. Before doing so, he reveals Rebecca, a "wild" Reverend Mother who has gained her Other Memory without Bene Gesserit training. Lucilla shares minds with Rebecca, who promises to take the memories of Lampadas safely back to the Sisterhood. Lucilla is "betrayed", taken before the Great Honored Matre Dama, who tries to persuade her to join the Honored Matres, preserving her life in exchange for Bene Gesserit secrets. Lucilla refuses, Dama kills her. Back on Chapterhouse, Odrade confronts Duncan and forces him to admit that he is a Mentat, proving that he retains the memories of his many ghola lives, he does not reveal his mysterious visions of two people. Meanwhile, Murbella collapses under the pressure of Bene Gesserit training, giving in to "word weapons" that the Bene Gesserit had planted to undermine her earlier Honored Matre identity.

Murbella realizes. Odrade believes that the Bene Gesserit made a mistake in fearing emotion, that in order to evolve, the Bene Gesserit must learn to accept emotions. Odrade permits Duncan to watch Murbella undergo the spice agony, making him the first man to do so. Murbella becomes a Reverend Mother. Odrade confronts Sheeana, discovering that Duncan and Sheeana have been allied together for some time. Sheeana does not reveal that they have been considering the option of reawakening Teg's memory through Imprinting, nor does Odrade discover that Sheeana has the keys to Duncan's no-ship prison. Odrade continues molding Scytale, with Sheeana showing him a baby sandworm, the Bene Gesserit's own long term supply of spice, destroying Scytale's main bargaining card. Teg is awakened by Sheeana using imprinting techniques. Odrade appoints him again as Bashar of the military forces of the Sisterhood for the assault on the Honored Matres. Odrade next calls a meeting of all the Bene Gesserit, announcing her plan to attack the Honored Matres.

She tells them. She announces candidates to succeed her as Mother Superior. Odrade goes to meet the Great Honored Matre. Under cover of Odrade's diplomacy, the Bene Gesserit forces under Teg attack Gammu with tremendous force. Teg uses his secret ability to see no-ships to secure control of the system. Survivors of the attack flee to Junction, Teg follows them there and carries all with him. Victory for the Bene Gesserit seems inevitable. In the midst of this battle, the Jews take refuge with the Bene Gesserit fleet. Logno — chief advisor to Dama — assassinates Dama with poison and assumes control of the Honored Matres, her first act surprises Odrade greatly. Too late and Teg realize they have fallen into a trap, the Honored Matres use a mysterious weapon to turn defeat into victory, as well as capturing Odrade. Murbella saves as much of the Bene Gesserit force as she can and they begin to withdraw to Chapterhouse. Odrade, had planned for the possible failure of the Bene Gesserit attack and left Murbella instructions for a last desperate gamble.

Murbella pilots a small craft down to the surface, announcing herself as an Honored Matre who, in the confusion, has managed to escape the Bene Gesserit with all t


NNFCC is a consultancy company specialising in bioenergy and bio-based products. Established by the UK Government in 2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre to help extend the competitive non-food uses of crops, NNFCC is now an international consultancy providing advice on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy and bio-based products; the company is based in the BioCentre on the York Science Park and was opened in November 2003 by Larry Whitty, Baron Whitty. The current Chief Executive Officer is Dr Jeremy Tomkinson and the chair of the Board of Directors is Professor Michael Roberts, CBE. NNFCC specialises in providing information and knowledge on the supply of biomass, its use in industrial applications and the fate of biomaterials at their end-of-life. NNFCC operate in five separate sectors: Feedstock Bioenergy Biofuels Bio-based products BiorefiningThe company undertakes consultancy for a wide range of organisations, including British Airways, INEOS, BASF, Braskem and NatureWorks. NNFCC receive funding and is a delivery partner for the UK Government's Department for Energy and Climate Change.

In addition to the consultancy offered by NNFCC, the company have paid membership for businesses and individuals. Non-Food Crops Advanced Biofuels Biofuels Bioliquids Biomass Bioplastic Biorefinery Anaerobic Digestion Hemp Vegetable oil NNFCC Homepage The Official Source for Information on AD and Biogas BBC article: Future of biofuels Daily Telegraph article: Cars powered by rubbish'in two years time' Guardian article: One day, all houses will be built this way


Year QFinesse...... was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 750 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in QFinesse. QFinesse is a. Excels at floaters and his passing. Known teammates Bdot,Dre,Hamza,Kalub,Kelvin,Joshyyyy. January 25 – Battle of the Zab: Abbasid forces under Abdallah ibn Ali defeat the Umayyads near the Great Zab River. Members of the Umayyad house are killed. Defeated by his rivals, Caliph Marwan II flees westward to Egypt attempting to reach Al-Andalus, where there are still significant Umayyad armies. August 6 – Marwan II is caught and killed at Faiyum by supporters of the Abbasid caliph As-Saffah; the entire Umayyad Dynasty is assassinated. The Abbasids establish their first capital at Kufa. King Alfonso I of Asturias establishes the Kingdom of Galicia, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula; the town Slaný in the Central Bohemian Region is founded at the site of a salt spring.

King Eadberht of Northumbria imprisons bishop of Lindisfarne, at Bamburgh Castle. He besieges son of the late King Aldfrith, in Lindisfarne Priory. Dead from hunger, he is dragged from his sanctuary and put to death. Battle of Mugdock: The Strathclyde Britons under King Teudebur defeat Prince Talorgan of the Picts; this leads to the decline of the power of King Óengus I. The Ghana Empire begins. Joseph Rabban, Jewish merchant chief, arrives with a group of Babylonian Jews on the Malabar Coast, he is granted the rank of prince over the Jews of Cochin, ruling a principality in Anjuvannam, near the seaport of Cranganore. Gopala I is proclaimed as the first founder of the Pala Empire. Native Americans, in the area now known as the Four Corners, begin constructing and occupying pueblos; the city of Teotihuacan is left in ruins, its palaces burned to the ground. Borobudur, or Barabudur is built; the "Western Paradise" of Amitābha Buddha, detail of a wall painting in Cave 217, Dunhuang, is made during the Tang Dynasty.

In China during the Tang Dynasty, a bargeload of tea comes up the Grand Canal to Luoyang, from Zhejiang. January 25 – Leo IV, Byzantine emperor Abbas ibn al-Ahnaf, Abbasid poet Abd al-Malik ibn Salih, Abbasid general Arno, archbishop of Salzburg Bermudo I, king of Asturias Clement, Irish scholar and saint Eigil of Fulda, Bavarian abbot Hildegrim, bishop of Châlons Leo III, pope of the Catholic Church Ragnvald Sigurdsson, great-grandfather to Harald Hårfagre Sawara, Japanese prince Theodulf, bishop of Orléans Wu Shaocheng, general of the Tang Dynasty January 25 – Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Umayyad caliph August 6 – Marwan II, Umayyad caliph Abdallah ibn Abd al-Malik, Umayyad prince Agilulfus, bishop of Cologne Al-Abbas ibn al-Walid, Umayyad prince and general Basil the Confessor, Eastern Orthodox saint Boruth, prince of Carantania Bressal mac Áedo Róin, Dál Fiatach king of Ulaid Burchard, bishop of Würzburg Himelin, Scottish priest Inreachtach mac Dluthach, king of Uí Maine Irene of Khazaria, Byzantine empress Isonokami no Otomaro, Japanese nobleman Veborg, Scandinavian shieldmaiden Media related to 750 at Wikimedia Commons

The Bulldog

The Bulldog is an Amsterdam-based company that owns and operates a chain of cannabis coffee shops and a hotel in Canada: the merchandising brand name is the same as the company name. The group logo consists of a cartoon figure of a bulldog in a round frame. Henk de Vries began selling marijuana in 1970 at the Kralingen Music Festival, a pop festival in Kralingse Bos. In 1975 he converted his father's sex shop in Amsterdam's red-light district into The Bulldog coffee shop and began expanding. Henk asked ex-pat Australian artist Harold Thornton to paint some signage on the front of the 1st Bulldog Coffeeshop Nr.90 but Harold turned this exercise into a mural that goes across the front of the whole shop. The mural helped the coffeeshop become a magnet for backpackers and tourists and its reputation grew. In 2001 the company began distributing internationally; the group operates hotels in Canada. In 2010 The Bulldog was ordered to cease the sale and distribution of its own brand of energy drink, following a lengthy legal dispute with Red Bull GmbH, makers of Red Bull.

The Bulldog chain owns and operates The Bulldog Hotel Silver Star, a small hotel with 26 guest rooms, houses the 150-cover Grand Café as well as the 49-cover Hideaway Lounge in Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada. The Bulldog Hotel Silver Star manages Silver Star Accommodation, the largest independent vacation rental pool on Silver Star Mountain. There are 80 properties in this rental pool including everything from a 6-bedroom luxury house to studio condominiums and everything in between; the Bulldog The Bulldog Hotel, Amsterdam HuffPost Travel's 5 Amsterdam Coffee Shops Not to Miss Amsterdam Coffeeshop Directory The Bulldog No. 90 The Bulldog Havri

Service Interface for Real Time Information

The Standard Interface for Real Time Information or SIRI is an XML protocol to allow distributed computers to exchange real time information about public transport services and vehicles. The protocol is a CEN norm, developed as a technical standard with initial participation by France, Germany and the UK SIRI is based on the CEN Transmodel abstract model for public transport information, comprises a general purpose model, an XML schema for public transport information. A SIRI White Paper is available for further information on the protocol. CEN SIRI allows pairs of server computers to exchange structured real-time information about schedules and connections, together with informational messages related to the operation of the services; the information can be used for many different purposes, for example: To provide real time-departure from stop information for display on stops and mobile delivery systems. CEN SIRI includes a number of optional capabilities. Different countries may specify a country profile of the subset of SIRI capabilities that they wish to adopt.

The CEN SIRI standard has two distinct components: SIRI Common Protocol Framework. The Framework provides a uniform architecture for defining data messages either as request/response pairs or as publish/subscribe services; the payload content model is separated from the messaging aspects so that the same payload content can be used in both request and subscription services and the same common messaging components can be used for all the different functional services. Common functions for subscription management, service monitoring, content level authentication, etc are provided. SIRI Functional Services; the SIRI specification specifies a number of distinct functional services, each designed for the exchange of a specific type of public transport data, all using the same protocol framework and basing their payload content on the Transmodel conceptual model. Additional functional services may be added that use the same framework but different payload content models to cover additional services.

SIRI V1.0 defined eight functional services. SIRI-ET: Estimated Timetable service: Allows the exchange of the real-time timetable for a public transport service along a route. SIRI-ST: Stop Timetable service: Allows the exchange of the planned arrivals and departures at a stop of public transport services. SIRI-SM: Stop Monitoring service: Allows the exchange of the real-time arrivals and departures at a stop of public transport services. SIRI-VM: Vehicle Monitoring service: Allows the exchange of the real-time positions of public transport vehicles. SIRI-CT: Connection Timetable service: Allows the exchange of the planned connections of public transport services at a stop. SIRI-CM: Connection Monitoring service: Allows the exchange of the real-time connections of public transport services at a stop, taking into account delays. SIRI-GM: General Messaging service: Allows the exchange of the simple messages relating to public transport services. Two further functional services have been added as part of the CEN SIRI specification.

SIRI-SX: Situation Exchange service: Allows the exchange of the structured messages relating to public transport services and networks. The CEN SIRI Common Protocol Framework can be used by other standards to define their own Functional Services. Two CEN standards that do this are; the CEN Open API for distributed journey planning uses the CEN SIRI Common Protocol Framework to define a protocol for journey planning. Version 2.0 of SIRI, representing the CEN documents as published, is available as a set of XSD files packaged as a zip file. CEN TS 15531-1:2015 - Part 1: Context and framework. CEN TS 15531-2:2015 - Part 2: Communications infrastructure. CEN TS 15531-3:2015 - Part 3: Functional service interfaces. CEN/TS 15531-4:2011 - Part 4: Functional service interfaces - Facility Monitoring. CEN/TS 15531-5:2016 - Part 5: Functional service interfaces - Situation Exchange. SIRI is maintained under a maintenance regime, with version control managed by a working group of the CEN TC/278 Working Group 3.

Versions of the schema are available at the same site, together with change notes. The CEN SIRI standard was developed from European national standards for real-time data exchange, in particular the German VDV 453 standard, between 2000 and 2005, included eight functional services. V1.0 became a CEN Technical Standard in 2006 and a full CEN standard in 2009. Two additional functional services were added Situation Exchange and Facility Monitoring. A number of small enhancements were subsequently added as informal changes creating interim releases v1.1, v1.2, etc. Two other CEN standards were developed that

PoznaƄ Junikowo railway station

Poznań Junikowo railway station is a railway station serving the south west of the city of Poznań, in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. The station is located on the Warsaw -- Kunowice railway; the train services are operated by Koleje Wielkopolskie. At the station there is a small freight yard for trains serving businesses in the area; the station was built to replace a former station, about 1 km east of the site of the current station. The station is served by the following service: Regional services Zielona Gora - Zbaszynek - Zbąszyn - Opalenica - Poznan Regional services Zbaszynek - Zbąszyn - Opalenica - Poznan Bus service 716 stops at the station. Other bus and tram services operate from Junikowo terminus, about 800 metres north of the station. Media related to Poznań Junikowo train station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Polish language version as of January 2017