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Charles Greeley Abbot

Charles Greeley Abbot was an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1928 until 1944. Abbot went from being director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to becoming Assistant Secretary, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution over the course of his career; as an astrophysicist, he researched the solar constant, research that led him to invent the solar cooker, solar boiler, solar still, other patented solar energy inventions. Charles Greeley Abbot was born in New Hampshire, his parents were farmers and he was the youngest of four children. As a youth he built and invented numerous things, such as a forge to fix tools, a water wheel to power a saw, a bicycle, he dropped out of school. Two years he went back to high school, he attended Phillips Andover Academy. When a friend of his went to Boston to take the entrance exam to get into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Abbot went for the chance to visit Boston. However, upon arrival, he was uncomfortable visiting Boston alone and chose to take the exam instead.

He passed and his family gathered the funds to send him to MIT for one year. He started out studying chemical engineering, but moved on to physics, he would graduate in 1894 with a Master of Science in physics. Abbot would meet Samuel P. Langley on MIT campus. In 1895, he would start working as an aid at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. While at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Abbot would work under Samuel P. Langley. Langley would go on to change his focus from solar radiation to aeronautics, with Abbot taking over solar radiation research. Abbot would participate in many expeditions. In 1900 he, along with Langley, would travel to Wadesboro, North Carolina to observe a solar eclipse, followed by another eclipse expedition to Sumatra in 1901. During his expedition experiences he would travel to Algeria, South Africa and other countries in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Abbot would become acting director of SAO in 1906 and in 1907, Abbot became the Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, following the death of Samuel P. Langley.

While Langley was still Director, he had visited Mount Whitney, decided it would be a great place for an observatory. Abbot secured funding for the observatory and it was built in 1909; as Director, a position he would hold until his retirement, Abbot would open the Radiation Biology Laboratory in 1929, to study radiation effects on plants, other organisms. This helped to develop the first wave of biophysics researchers in the United States. Abbot would become the Assistant Secretary at the Smithsonian Institution in 1918, upon the death of Frederick W. True. In his role as Assistant Secretary he would oversee the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the International Exchange Service, the SAO, he co-created the Smithsonian Scientific Series books, which helped raise funds for the Smithsonian. Ten years on January 10, 1928, he became the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian after the death of Charles Doolittle Walcott. Abbot would maintain his position as Director of the Astrophysical Observatory.

In 1927, Walcott had finalized the Smithsonian's strategic plan, which Abbot took on responsibility for upon his election as Secretary. The Smithsonian began a capital campaign in 1929. During this tenure, Abbot oversaw the Smithsonian's participation in Works Progress Administration projects, including the Federal Art Project. Projects included new buildings and artwork at the National Zoo, the start of the Smithsonian's first media project, a radio show called The World is Yours; the program would be ceased in 1942 due to World War II. In the 1930s an expansion was approved for the National Museum of Natural History building, which would not begin until the 1960s; the Institute for Social Anthropology was transferred to the Smithsonian during this time. While Secretary, Abbot would fail to acquire the National Gallery of Art for the Smithsonian. Abbot's role in the United States National Museum was minimal, was under the primary care of Assistant Secretary Alexander Wetmore, he was the first Smithsonian Secretary to retire, ending his tenure on July 1, 1944.

Following retirement, he was awarded Secretary Emeritus status and proceeded to continue his research work. The first Smithsonian holiday party would be held during his tenure. At the party, Abbot played the cello for the partygoers. While in Washington, he was a deacon at the First Congregational Church, he played tennis at the former tennis courts at the Smithsonian Castle. On May 31, 1955, the Smithsonian held a birthday party for Abbot, marking his 83rd birthday and his 60th year of association with the Smithsonian; the event was held at the Smithsonian Castle and a bronze bust of Abbot, by Alicia Neatherly, was presented, donated to the National Gallery of Art. Charles Greeley Abbot died, at age 101 in Maryland, on December 17, 1973; the American Solar Energy Society has an award named in Abbot's honor, awarded for contributions to solar energy research. The Abbot crater on the Moon has been named after him. Abbot began his astrophysics research focusing on solar radiation before proceeding to chart cyclic patterns found in solar variations.

With this research he hoped to track solar constant. He believed that the sun was a variable star which effected the weather on Earth, criticized by many contemporaries. In 1953, he discovered a connection between planetary climate; this discovery al

Emma Slater

Emma Louise Slater is an English professional dancer and choreographer. She is best known for her appearances on Dancing with the Stars. Emma Slater is from Tamworth in England, where at an early age, she joined local stage schools taking part in numerous productions, she has Kelly, a costume designer and stylist on Dancing with the Stars. At the age of 10, Slater started her training in Latin American dance. In the early years of competing, she won a number competitions in England. At 15, she appeared in a George Michael music video "Round Here" produced by Bikini Films on location in London; that year, Slater took part in the fitness video "Latinasize" again filmed at the Pinewood Studios in London England. She dated fellow Dancing with the Stars member Sasha Farber from 2011 to 2014. In December 2015, Farber made a post on his Instagram account confirming that he and Slater were back together. On 4 October 2016, Farber proposed to Slater during a broadcast of Dancing with the Stars. Slater married Farber on 25 March 2018, with fellow Dancing with the Stars pros Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Jenna Johnson serving as bridesmaids, Derek Hough serving as one of Farber's groomsmen.

Slater has numerous titles to her name, notably in 2005 aged 16, she won the British Under 21 Latin American Championships at the Blackpool Closed 2005. She won the 2006 United Kingdom Under 21 Latin American Championships at the Bournemouth Pavilions, England. Ranked in the world's top 10, Slater went on to represent the UK in competitions around the world. At 16, Slater joined the hit theatre show ‘Simply Ballroom’ touring UK, including Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London's West End, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. While in South Africa Slater appeared on Dancing with the South African Stars with her celebrity partner TV Host Dalen Lance. Following Simply Ballroom, Slater had an extended run in London's West End with theatre shows. In 2009 Slater joined the stage show Burn the Floor for the China tour but joined the cast for an extended run at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway New York City and a world tour covering: Belgium, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, West End London, a nine-month USA multi-city tour.

She danced and advised on UK's ITV Popstar to Opera Star on a number of occasions. In 2008, Slater was featured in the Universal Pictures movie Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, directed by Phyllida Lloyd – this included singing on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for the movie with the cast, produced by ABBA. The movie was shot in part on the Greek island of Skopelos but inside Pinewood Studios London. In March 2012, Slater joined the fourteenth season on the American edition of Dancing with the Stars as a troupe dancer, where she danced and choreographed all of the opening dance numbers including the finale; that year, she choreographed Usher at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas including partner work with co-choreographer and troupe member, Sasha Farber. After three seasons of being a troupe member, she was announced as one of the new female professional dancers for the seventeenth season of the show in September 2013, her celebrity partner was award-winning comedian and actor, Bill Engvall.

Despite receiving low scores from the judges for most of the season, they were able to reach the finals but were eliminated at the end of the first night, landing them in 4th place. For season 18, she returned as a professional dancer partnered with movie actor Billy Dee Williams. Due to a back injury on Billy Dee, they withdrew from the competition on Week 3. For season 19, she was paired with race-car driver Michael Waltrip and they finished in 7th place. For season 20, she paired with LMFAO singer Redfoo but on week 2, they were the first couple eliminated. For season 21 she paired with Vine star Hayes Grier, they were finished in 8th place. Slater did not participate in Season 22 of the reality show. Slater returned for season 23 and was paired with former Texas governor and two time presidential candidate Rick Perry, they were finished in 12th place. She was paired with NFL running back Rashad Jennings. For season 25, Slater was partnered with realtor, Property Brothers co-host, Drew Scott, they were eliminated on night one, finishing in 4th place.

For season 26, Slater was paired with former MLB outfielder Johnny Damon. They were eliminated on the first week of competition, tying in 9th place with Jamie Anderson and Artem Chigvintsev. For season 27, she was partnered with country music singer John Schneider; the couple was eliminated on week 7 of competition and finished in joint 7th place with DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold. She did a junior version The show hosted by Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz and judges Adam Rippon,Mandy Moore and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, she mentored Raven's pro Elliana Walmsley. They got out at week 5. For season 28, Slater was paired with actor James Van Der Beek. Despite earning high scores from the judges throughout the season and being considered frontrunners to win, the couple was eliminated during the semi-finals of the competition where they finished in 5th place. Scores out of 40 are adjusted to be out of 30. Former professional dancer and two-time champion

Stockbridge Racecourse

Stockbridge Racecourse was a horse racing venue in Hampshire, England which closed in 1898. The first racing at Stockbridge took place on Houghton Down from, at the latest, 1775, earlier. By 1839 a new course had been developed on Danebury Hill near Nether Wallop; the course is associated with leading Victorian trainer John Day who, together with stable jockey Tom Cannon, sent out multiple Classic winners. He trained from stables at Danebury House, built in 1832 by Lord George Bentinck, adjacent to the track and now the headquarters of a winery. Another important, but short-lived figure in the history of the course was Harry, Marquis of Hastings who had horses trained at Stockbridge in the 1860s. A notable visitor to the track was King Edward VII, who whilst still Prince of Wales watched his horse, come last in the Stockbridge Cup and fall down dead, it is reported. Horses were entered and shown at the Swan Inn in Stockbridge. Race week was in June or July; the track had a straight mile and a severe'elbow'.

In the years before its closure, the major races at the course were: Bibury Stakes - a 1 1/2 mile handicap, worth £251 in 1898 Stockbridge Cup Stakes - a 6 furlong race, worth £290 Hurstborne Stakes - a 5 furlong race for two-year-olds, worth £622 Arlington Plate - a mile handicap, worth £460 Champagne Stakes - a 5 furlong race for two-year-olds, worth £340 In 1898, the land on which the eastern end of the course stood was inherited by Marianne Vaudrey who disapproved of gambling, therefore refused to extend the lease. At the time, Jockey Club rules stated that all racecourses should have a straight mile and since Stockbridge's straight mile extended into this area of land, the course was forced to close; the final meeting took place on 7 July 1898. After closure, the gallops served as a testing site for Spitfires during World War II. Meanwhile, the Bibury Club Grandstand, which opened in 1867, survived until 1973, when it was destroyed by fire; the ivy-covered ruins of the Grandstand are in a precarious condition.

Today, the ground on which the course stood is part of the Danebury Racing Stables estate owned by trainer Ken Cunningham-Brown. The Southern half of the course is now part of an organic dairy farm farmed by A Burnfield & Sons Ltd. Graham, Eric. Stockbridge Racecourse - The Last Ten Years 1889 - 1898. Retrieved 17 April 2013. Graham, Eric. Stockbridge Racecourse - The Hastings' Era 1862 - 1868. Retrieved 17 April 2013

List of schools on the Isle of Wight

This is a list of schools on the Isle of Wight, England. There are 41 state-maintained primary schools on the Isle of Wight, after Chale Primary School closed in July 2011 following the schools reorganisation - it had a roll of only 20 pupils. Merges meant that the number of primary schools on the island decreased: St Wilfrids Catholic Primary, St Boniface C of E Primary and St Margarets C of E Primary all closed and reopened as St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary School on the site of the old Ventnor Middle School in a purpose built, brand new building. A number of other primary schools moved to former middle school sites including Gurnard Primary School to the old Solent Middle School site in Cowes, Hunnyhill Primary School to the old Kitbridge Middle School site in Newport, Greenmount Primary to the old Mayfield Middle School site in Ryde, Oakfield C of E Primary School to the old Bishop Lovett Middle School site in Ryde, Bembridge Primary School to the old Forelands Middle School site in Bembridge and Broadlea Primary School to the old Lake Middle School site in Lake.

In addition, Haylands Primary School has had a brand new school built on the playing fields of the former Swanmore Middle School in Ryde. There are seven island secondary schools, all of which have a sixth form; the sixth forms for Carisbrooke College and Medina College are merged, are based at the new Island Innovation VI Form Campus, on the site of the former Nodehill Middle School in the centre of Newport. State-maintained special schools on the Isle of Wight include: Medina House School, St George's School, Island Learning Centre Isle of Wight College acts as the main provider of vocational further education on the island. Independent schools on the island include: Ryde School with Upper Chine Priory SchoolThere is St Catherines School, a non-maintained special school. Previous middle schools below have now been phased out during the transition to a two-tier education system. Education on the Island has suffered since this happened and most of the secondary schools are now deemed unsatisfactory or have gone into special measures.

There were 16 state-maintained middle schools on the Isle of Wight, including two voluntary aided church schools and two controlled church schools. In July 2008, the two voluntary aided middle schools, which are both located on Wellington Road in Carisbrooke and reopened in September of the same year as Christ the King College, from September 2009, kept on its Year 8 pupils of the previous academic year as Year 9 pupils and started the transition from middle school to secondary school age range. In line with the rest of the Island, September 2009 was the last year in which a Year 5 was admitted to the Christ the King College. Instead, all Year 5 pupils, consequently Year 6 pupils, on the island remained in primary schools from September 2010 onwards. Additionally, Kitbridge Middle School became federated with Downside Middle School, the two schools both became Downside Middle School, but were split across the two separate campuses in Newport. All middle schools on the island, other than Christ The King College, closed for pupils as of July 21, 2011.

Instead of the four years at middle school, children have been given 2 extra years in primary school and move straight onto secondary school. Children in middle school transferred straight to the new secondary schools at the start of the next academic year, whether they are in year 6, 7 or 8. Education on the Isle of Wight Education in England List of schools in the South East of England EduWight - Schools on the Isle of Wight

Yellow Line (Lisbon Metro)

The Yellow Line or Sunflower Line is one of the four lines of Lisbon Metro. Odivelas Senhor Roubado Ameixoeira Lumiar Quinta das Conchas Campo Grande Cidade Universitária Entre Campos Campo Pequeno Saldanha Picoas Marquês de Pombal Rato *Rato - Campo Grande**Campo Grande - Odivelas December 29, 1959: Opening of the original Lisbon Metro network with a Y shape. Common branch stations: Restauradores, Rotunda. Current Blue Line branch stations: Parque, São Sebastião, Palhavã and Sete Rios. Current Yellow Line branch stations: Picoas, Campo Pequeno and Entre Campos. January 27, 1963: Opening of the Rossio station. Main branch route: Restauradores - Rossio. September 28, 1966: Opening of the Socorro and Anjos stations. Main branch route: Restauradores - Anjos. June 18, 1972: Opening of the Arroios, Areeiro and Alvalade stations. Main branch route: Restauradores - Alvalade. October 15, 1988: Opening of the Cidade Universitária, Alto dos Moinhos and Colégio Militar/Luz stations. Current Blue Line branch route: Rotunda - Colégio Militar/Luz.

Current Yellow Line branch route: Rotunda - Cidade Universitária. April 3, 1993: Opening of the Campo Grande station. Main branch route: Restauradores - Campo Grande. Current Yellow Line branch route: Rotunda - Campo Grande. July 15, 1995: Creation of the Blue and Yellow lines by building a second Rotunda station. New Yellow line route: Rotunda - Campo Grande. December 29, 1997: Opening of the Rato station. Line route: Rato - Campo Grande. March 1, 1998: Rotunda station is renamed to Marquês de Pombal. March 27, 2004: Opening of the Quinta das Conchas, Ameixoeira, Senhor Roubado and Odivelas stations. Line route: Rato - Odivelas. Plans are in place to extended the Yellow Line with two new stations, connecting the Green Line on Cais do Sodré to the Yellow Line on Rato and creating a circle line with the merge of these two lines. List of Lisbon metro stations Media related to Linha Amarela at Wikimedia Commons

Pulo di Molfetta

Pulo di Molfetta is a doline located on the Murge plateau, in Apulia, southern Italy, around 1.5 kilometers south-west of the city of Molfetta. It originated due to the collapse of the ceiling of one or more caves, it shares the local toponym pulo with other large dolines of the region, i.e. Pulicchio di Gravina, Pulo di Molfetta and Pulicchio di Toritto. Pulo di Altamura Pulicchio di Gravina Gurio Lamanna Molfetta Berloco, Tommaso. Storie inedite della città di Altamura. ATA - Associazione Turistica Altamurana Pro Loco.