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Chico Heat

The Chico Heat is the name of two baseball teams that have operated in Chico, California. The first was a professional independent team operating in the Western Baseball League from 1997–2002, the second team was an independent team operating as part of the summer collegiate wood bat league known as the Great West League, which began operations in 2014 and ceased operations in 2018; the team's title sponsor was Golden Valley Bank. The team started as a professional independent baseball team operating in Chico, California in the Western Baseball League, they had no operating agreement with any Major League Baseball team. They were founded on July 29, 1996, by Chico Heat Professional Baseball LLC, with former supermarket entrepreneur Steve Nettleton and his wife Kathy serving as principal owners. General managers included Bob Linscheid and Jeff Kragel and their mascot was the "Heater The Dragon"; the team began operations in 1997. The team won the league championship in their inaugural season and, although they did not win a championship in the four subsequent years, they won the most regular season games in each of the following seasons.

They appeared in the championship series in five out of their six seasons in the league. In 2002, Chico won its second league championship in the team's final season. After leaving the financially-troubled league and after efforts to join Minor League Baseball's Class-A Advanced California League by trying to lure the Visalia Oaks to Chico failed, the Heat ceased operations effective immediately; the team played at Nettleton Stadium, located on the campus of California State University, Chico. They were preceded by the Oroville/Chico Red Sox of the minor league's Class-C Far West League from 1948–1949 and were succeeded by the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League, taking their place in 2005; the Heat has been the most successful professional baseball franchise in the city's history. On August 11, 2007, former Heat majority owner Steve Nettleton and former Heat players were honored as part of a celebration called "Remember The Heat Night" hosted by the Chico Outlaws as they faced the St. George RoadRunners.

The original Heat mascot "Heater" made an appearance. The Outlaws won the ball game in front of over 3,500 fans at Nettleton Stadium. On November 25, 2014, the franchise announced its return to the field in the summer of 2016, but this time as a member of the summer collegiate wood bat league known as the Great West League. Steve Nettleton will return as a principal owner along with former Major League Baseball executive and Chico native Pat Gillick; the Heat's beloved mascot "Heater The Dragon" returned to the team after a 20-year absence. They began play on the road in a loss to the rival Marysville Gold Sox; the Heat defeated the Medford Rogues 2 games to 1 to capture the inaugural GWL Championship. It is the second time in franchise history. On July 24, the Heat hosted the second annual GWL All-Star Game; this year, the entire Heat team faced the best of the Great West League, a departure from the normal format. The home run derby will take place the same day; the Heat faced the Rogues for the second straight season in the GWL Championship, this time falling to their rivals 2 games to 0.

In 2018, the Heat would return to this time against the Lincoln Potters. They downed the Potters 2 games to 0 to win their final championship. On October 4, 2018, the Heat GWL team announced that they were suspending operations as a result of the Great West League itself suspending operations; the original Chico Heat were broadcast on KPAY NewsTalk 1290 AM throughout their entire run with longtime area broadcaster Rory Miller on the call. The current Heat welcomed Miller back to the air waves on The Edge 101.7 FM sharing broadcast duties with KPAY's Mike Baca, with broadcast engineers Mike Vislosky and Ryan Mouser. On January 11, 2019, Heat founder and majority owner Steve Nettleton died at age 79 following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Chico Heat official website Chico Heat official website archives

Flow Rate Technical Group

The Flow Rate Technical Group is a group of scientists and engineers from the United States federal government and research institutions created May 19, 2010, for an official scientific-based estimate of the flow of oil in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It issued an interim report on May 27, it was convened again on June 10 by Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen after the drilling riser from the well was cut by Maxx3 ROV Dive #35 on May 31, 2010, in an attempt to redirect the flow. Large amounts of oil were not being captured and the group was convened to estimate how much; the group is led by Marcia McNutt. Members of the group are: Bill Lehr, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Alberto Aliseda, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington Paul Bommer, Senior Lecturer and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin Peter Cornillon, Professor of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Pedro Espina, National Institute of Standards and Technology Juan Lasheras, Prof. of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of California, San Diego Ira Leifer, Assoc.

Researcher, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara James Riley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington Omer Savas, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley Franklin Shaffer, Senior Research Engineer, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy Steve Wereley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University Poojitha Yapa, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University Uses video of the oil/gas mixture escaping from the damaged well, using particle image velocimetry analysis to estimate fluid velocity and flow volume. Used remote sensing data from deployment of the Airborne Visible InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer and satellite imagery to calculate the amount of oil on the ocean surface for each day; the figures were corrected the value for oil evaporated, skimmed and dispersed up to that day and divided by time to produce an average rate. Victor Labson, Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center Roger N. Clark, Lead Scientist, Research Physical Scientist Gregg A. Swayze, research geologist Todd M. Hoefen, research geophysicist Raymond Kokaly, research geophysicist K. Eric Livo, research geophysicist Michael H. Powers, research geophysicist Geoffrey S. Plumlee, research geologist Gregory P. Meeker, research geologist Describes the geologic formations as well as composition and pressures of the oil, natural gas, other compounds that are being released.

Using open-hole logs. Don Maclay, Petroleum Engineer, MMS Gulf Regional Office Other MMS engineers Uses input from reservoir modeling and pressure and temperature conditions at the leak points on the sea floor, along with details of the geometries of the well, BOP, riser to calculate fluid compositions and fluxes from both before and after riser removal. George Guthrie, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy Roger Aines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Energy Grant Bromhal, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy Roy Long, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy David Hetrick, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy Bryan Morreale, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy Curt Oldenburg, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Department of Energy Rajesh Pawar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Energy Jud Virden, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Department of Energy

Leyendas de Guatemala

Leyendas de Guatemala was the first book to be published by Nobel-prizewinning author Miguel Ángel Asturias. The book is a re-telling of Maya origin stories from Asturias's homeland of Guatemala, it reflects the author's study of anthropology and Central American indigenous civilizations, undertaken in France, at the Sorbonne where he was influenced by the European perspective. The nature of oral tradition is evident in Leyendas de Guatemala, as shown in the dedication: “To my mother, who used to tell me stories.” This reflects the traditional character of the origin of the stories, in which Asturias takes collective memory to a higher level of awareness through his fictionalization. In critic Jean Franco's description, the book "gave lyrical recreations of Guatemalan folklore many of which drew their inspiration from pre-Columbian and colonial sources"; the writing style of Leyendas de Guatemala is the product of a fortunate experiment, which established a structure that can be called poetic intuition, a style which can be seen as a precursor to the future literary movement of magical realism.

Leyendas de Guatemala can be read not only from an anthropological perspective, but as an aesthetic experience that confirms the originality of the style. The book was translated to English by Kelly Washbourne. Leyendas de Guatemala is made up of a series of short stories, which transform the oral legends of popular culture into relevant textual manifestations. Guatemala serves as the first introduction to the legends about the Central American nation bearing the same name; this story presents Guatemala as a palimpsest, in which the duality of past vs. present and the Maya-Quiché vs. the Spanish identities becomes prominent. The story begins with a winding road and a cart approaching an unnamed city and focuses on a pair of goitered elders, Don Chepe and Niña Tina, who are laden with the country's heritage. To stitch together the legends that compose the rest of the book told by these elders, the character, “Cuco de los Sueños,” is introduced; the narrator tells two anecdotes, one about Brother Pedro de Betancourt and another about Fray Payo Enriquez de Rivera.

Both stories emphasize contrasting elements. Asturias' main argument is that change is possible. Asturias makes references to the main cities and sites of Guatemala, such as Guatemala City and Antigua, which were formed during the colonial era of Guatemala, he mentions the Guatemalan sites of Quiriguá, Tikal, as well as Palenque and Copán, which although they are not part of modern-day Guatemala, were part of the "Maya Empire". It is explained in this leyenda that the modern cities of Guatemala have been physically constructed upon previous colonial and indigenous cities, which creates an image of Guatemala as "a house of several levels" and gives legitimacy to the "unity of the Hispanic and Maya races". Asturias emphasizes; this first introduction is about the reinstitution of lost traditions. As such, "Guatemala" can be understood as a personal declaration of its own aesthetic, since it is a text where, as in the buried and overlapping cities, everything is combined; this discursive strategy marks the complexity of Guatemalan identity that Asturias tried so fervently to understand and delineate in literary terms for most of his life.

Asturias presents himself at the end of the story. Upon arriving to the capital he exclaims, “Mi pueblo! Mi pueblo!” Thus it is argued. This story serves as a second introduction and presents creation as an inseparable element of destruction; this is the first of seven legends. Cuero de Oro is the mythical manifestation of pale-skinned narrator; this figure engages in a narrative interplay with don Chepe and doña Tina, who are mysterious figures that represent the elders who tell the tales of Guatemala. These elders speak of a tree that destroys the notion of time."At the beginning of the narrative, the three initial paragraphs are in the present, become the past tense once the story of Cuero de Oro begins. This provokes a certain surprise, not to mention a certain temporal confusion"; that is to say and magical elements enter within the context of this story. The emphasis on the oral qualities of traditional story telling are evident in this short story; the narrator is telling us about his journey, his anguish during his delirious night.

This narration is full of voices, for example as don Chepe and Niña Tina respond to Cuero de Oro's exhortation. Asturias ends the tale with the final sentence: and the conversation ended; the textual interplay between Cuero de Oro and don Chepe and Niña Tina can be interpreted as representative of a child, searching for the roots of his identity, questioning those who have access to this knowledge of another time and space. Leyenda del Volcán teaches that destruction is always followed by rebirth, implying that Maya-Quiche culture can be reborn, it relates the origin of the people in Guatemala in "one day that lasted many centuries". It begins with six men, three of whom appeared from the water and three of whom appeared from the wind. Asturias' emphasis on the number three throughout the legend is in reference to the number's importance in Nahuatl tradition; the three men from the water nourish themselves with stars and those from the wind walk through the forest like bird-men. In addition to these men there are two gods, Cabrakán, who provokes earthquakes, Hurakán, the giant of the winds and the spir

Movements (band)

Movements are a post-hardcore band from Rancho Santa Margarita, formed in 2015. The band was signed to a record contract with Fearless Records after playing just one show in 2015, they have released an EP, Outgrown Things in 2016 and an album, Feel Something in 2017. Feel Something peaked at 190 on the Billboard 200 chart. Influenced by bands such as Title Fight, [[Oceana and Balance and Composure, Guitarist Brett Chiodo and Vocalist Patrick Miranda got together to create a band after jamming together casually for years. Movements was formed in January 2015 by guitarist Brett Patrick Miranda. Brett Chiodo recruited drummer Spencer York, Patrick Miranda, having been in a band together before, recruited bassist Austin Cressey, they self-released their first single, "Protection" on January 31, 2015. Guitarist Brett Chiodo wrote the lyrics and music for "Protection" as well. Vocalist Patrick Miranda and Brett Chiodo knew it was meant to be as soon as Patrick sang his melodies over the music for the first time.

The band played their first show opening for Have Mercy in March 2015. A second single, "Buried" was released on March 17. A third single, "Scripted" was released on April 14. After only one local gig, the band signed a three record deal with Fearless Records in August 2015; the band chose Fearless over Hopeless Records. After recording their first EP, Outgrown Things, guitarist Brett Chiodo left the band in January 2016. Chiodo wrote the all the demo songs as well as the Outgrown Things EP with the band He was replaced by guitarist Ira George, who did not contribute to the writing or recording of Outgrown Things, their debut EP, produced by Will Yip, Outgrown Things was released on March 11, 2016. The album reached 42 on the Indie charts; that month, the band toured with Real Friends on a tour where tickets were only $5 and the bands played in unconventional places such as bowling alleys and skateparks. In April 2017, they were nominated for "Best Underground Band" at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards.

The band played the entirety of the 2017 Warped Tour. During one set of the tour, vocalist Patrick Miranda helped fill-in for Counterparts vocalist Brendan Murphy who had to miss the show due to a family emergency. Over the course of the tours, the band spent over a year and a half writing new music for their upcoming debut album. On September 28, 2017, the band released the music video for their first single of their debut album. "Colorblind" features a music video in which the band's lyrics are projected onto the sides of houses and buildings. The album, Feel Something, was produced by Will Yip, released on October 20, 2017; the album made reached number two on the Billboard's Top New Artist Albums Chart and peaked at number 190 on the Billboard 200. The band themselves peaked at number 23 on the Emerging Artists chart. In November 2017, they were scheduled to tour Europe with Knuckle Puck, Tiny Moving Parts and Have Mercy. However, Knuckle Puck canceled the tour. In 2018 they embarked on a headlining tour with Can't Swim, Super Whatevr and Gleemer.

Afterwards, they will go on a UK tour with Paerish. The band performed a DJ set at Emo Nite Day hosted by Emo Nite in Los Angeles in December 2017. In March 2018, the band released a music video for the song "Deadly Dull"; the band teamed up with Alzheimer’s Association for the video to spread awareness. In November 2018, they released a cover of R. E. M.'s "Losing My Religion" as part of Songs that Saved My Life compilation released on Hopeless Records. The band's music is a mixture of post-hardcore, alternative rock, spoken word, they are considered part of the Emo revival movement. Vocalist Patrick Miranda has been diagnosed with Obsessive–compulsive disorder and has struggled with depression and anxiety, struggles that influence the band's lyrics. Other lyrical themes include heartbreak and tense relationships with parents; the song "Deadly Dull" is written about Alzheimers disease, which Miranda's grandmother suffered from. The band was influenced by artists such as Title Fight and Composure, My Chemical Romance, The Devil Wears Prada and Good Charlotte.

Patrick Miranda – vocals Austin Cressey – bass guitar, rhythm guitar Spencer York – drums Ira George – lead guitar Brett Chiodo – lead guitar "Protection" "Buried" "Scripted" "Kept" "Nineteen" "Hatchet "Colorblind" "Deadly Dull" "Losing My Religion" Official website Movements on Facebook

Three Vajras

The Three Vajras, namely "body and mind", are a formulation within Vajrayana Buddhism and Bon that hold the full experience of the śūnyatā "emptiness" of Buddha-nature, void of all qualities and marks and establish a sound experiential key upon the continuum of the path to enlightenment. The Three Vajras correspond to the trikaya and therefore have correspondences to the Three Roots and other refuge formulas of Tibetan Buddhism; the Three Vajras are viewed in twilight language as a form of the Three Jewels, which imply purity of action and thought. The Three Vajras are mentioned in Vajrayana discourse in relation to samaya, the vows undertaken between a practitioner and their guru during empowerment; the term is used during Anuttarayoga Tantra practice. In Tendai and Shingon Buddhism of Japan, they are known as the Three Mysteries; the Three Vajras is an English rendering of gsang ba gsum. Another Tibetan orthography that explicitly mentions Vajra is: rdo rje gsang ba gsum; the full Tibetan title may be rendered into English as'the three secrets of the noble ones' which are: body.

Another full title: sku gsung thugs mi zad pa rgyan gyi'khor lo may be rendered as "Inexhaustible adornment wheel of Body and Mind" where the term'khor lo is the Tibetan term for chakra. The Vajra Body. In explicating the term rdo rje'i lus, the Dharma Dictionary states that it denotes: "The human body, the subtle channels of which resemble the structure of a vajra." The Vajra Speech/Voice. In elucidating the term, the Dharma Dictionary states that it denotes:'vajra speech','vajra words'; the Vajra Mind is defined by the Dharma Dictionary as: vajra mind. The Three Vajras are employed in tantric sādhanā at various stages during the visualization of the generation stage, refuge tree, guru yoga and iṣṭadevatā processes; the concept of the Three Vajras serves in the twilight language to convey polysemic meanings, aiding the practitioner to conflate and unify the mindstream of the iṣṭadevatā, the guru and the sādhaka in order for the practitioner to experience their own Buddha-nature. Speaking for the Nyingma tradition, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche perceives an identity and relationship between Buddha-nature, dharmakāya, rigpa and the Three Vajras: Dharmadhātu is adorned with Dharmakāya, endowed with Dharmadhātu Wisdom.

This is a brief but profound statement, because "Dharmadhātu" refers to Sugatagarbha or Buddha-Nature. Buddha- Nature is all-encompassing... This Buddha-Nature is present, it is indivisible from the Three Vajras of the awakened state, which do not change. Robert Beer states: The trinity of body and mind are known as the three gates, three receptacles or three vajras, correspond to the western religious concept of righteous thought and deed; the three vajras correspond to the three kayas, with the aspect of body located at the crown, the aspect of speech at the throat, the aspect of mind at the heart." The bīja corresponding to the Three Vajras are: a red ah and a blue hum. Simmer-Brown asserts that: When informed by tantric views of embodiment, the physical body is understood as a sacred maṇḍala; this explicates the semiotic rationale for the nomenclature of the somatic discipline called trul khor. The triple continua of body-voice-mind are intimately related to the Dzogchen doctrine of "sound and rays" as a passage of the rgyud bu chung bcu gnyis kyi don bstan pa rendered into English by Rossi states: Barron et al. renders from Tibetan into English, a terma "pure vision" of Sri Singha by Dudjom Lingpa that describes the Dzogchen state of'formal meditative equipoise', the indivisible fulfillment of vipaśyanā and śamatha, Sri Singha states: Just as water, which exists in a free-flowing state, freezes into ice under the influence of a cold wind, so the ground of being exists in a free state, with the entire spectrum of samsara established by the influence of perceiving in terms of identity.

Understanding this fundamental nature, you give up the three kinds of physical activity--good and neutral--and sit like a corpse in a charnal ground, with nothing needing to be done. You give up the three kinds of verbal activity, remaining like a mute, as well as the three kinds of mental activity, resting without contrivance like the autumn sky free of the three polluting conditions. Kukkuraja's instruction to Garab Dorje entailed a teaching of the Three Vajras in relation to Vajrasattva and Kulayaraja Tantra: "Everything without exception is the Divine Body-Speech-Mind," he had said. "The Divine Body-Speech-Mind is all-encompassing. Thus know your ultimate identity to be Vajrasattva, the Divine Body-Speech-Mind." As the Tibetan text of the Kulaya-raja Sutra states: "When everything is seen as the Great Self-identity, it is known as Atiyoga." The Th

Frosta AG

Frosta Aktiengesellschaft is a frozen food company headquartered in Bremerhaven, Germany. The corporation owns production facilities in Germany and Poland, with sales and distribution subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Russia, it had 1709 employees and revenues of €501 million in 2017. FRoSTA is the market leader for one of the largest in Europe. FRoSTA specializes in frozen fish, fruits and ready-to-eat meals in three segments: brand business, private label and foodservice, its brands include FRoSTA, Elbtal, La Valle Degli Orti, Mare Fresco and tiko. The private label business operates under the FRoSTA and COPACK names, with sales channels to European food retailers such as Aldi and Norma; the foodservice segment focuses on hospitals and industrial customers. The history of Frosta AG began in 1905 with the founding of Nordstern, a German deep sea fishing company. During the 1970s and 80's frozen food entrepreneur Dirk Ahlers bought several frozen food firms, including Nordstern, organized them under the holding company "Nordstern Foods."

He expanded the business further by acquiring the top East German frozen food brand during German reunification in 1990. The group was renamed FRoSTA AG in 1997 and became an international concern through acquisition of a Unilever manufacturing plant in Poland in 1999. In 2003, the company became the first frozen food company in Europe to adopt sustainable sourcing and eliminate food additives; this so-called "FRoSTA Purity Standard" was planned to double profitability within 5 years, but instead resulted in the largest losses in company history. The CEO was dismissed and founder Ahlers came out of retirement to lead a turnaround. After adjustments to pricing, brand identity and marketing, net income recovered and FRoSTA became the fastest growing brand in its category by 2013; the origins of FRoSTA AG can be traced to the founding of deep sea fishing company Nordstern on January 31, 1905. The company's fleet was based in Geestemünde-Wesermünde, now part of Bremerhaven. Nordstern survived World War I.

By the end of 1919, the company had recovered enough assets to build two new buildings and operate 5 vessels. By 1933, Nordstern was operating 10 trawlers with a total tonnage of 2600GRT in the North Sea, White Sea and North Atlantic around Iceland. At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the unprepared German Navy requisitioned the company's 12 vessels and converted them for military use. Nordstern resumed fishing operations after the war, but from its pre-war fleet only three ships were left. In 1954, textile entrepreneur Adolf Ahlers founded a fishing company "Maria von Jewer", his first ship "Sagitta" was commissioned in 1957 with a new technology of onboard filleting and shock freezing, which improved the quality of frozen fish available to customers. Dirk Ahlers, son of Adolf Ahlers, began specializing in frozen fish sales and founded Frosta Handelsgesellschaft mbH in 1961, he expanded by acquiring wholesale fish company F. Schottke and "FRoSTA" became a registered trademark in 1963. Due to uneconomic fishing quotas, the company abandoned deep-sea fishing and the fleet was sold in 1970.

In the 1970s and ’80s, Ahlers diversified by acquiring both Nordstern AG and Rheintal Tiefkühlkost GmbH, a frozen vegetable and fruits manufacturer in the Rhineland. He merged all subsidiaries into a holding company "Nordstern Foods" in 1988. During German reunification, the Treuhandanstalt assisted the company in the acquisition of Elbtal Tiefkühlkost GmbH, the top frozen food brand of the former German Democratic Republic; the holding company was renamed FRoSTA AG and began selling shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1997. FRoSTA became an international firm in 1999 with the purchase of a Unilever manufacturing plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. In 2017, FRoSTA bought portions of the Nestlé Italiana business unit, including the "La Valle Degli Orti", "Mare Fresco" and "Surgela" brands; the acquisition includes a multi-year license agreement for various Buitoni branded frozen ready meals in Italy In 2003, FRoSTA became the first frozen food producer in Europe to eliminate food additives, adopting a so-called "Frosta Purity Regulation" in the spirit of the more famous Reinheitsgebot standards used in German beer production.

All food coloring, flavor enhancers, stabilizers, chemically modified starches and hydrogenated fats were eliminated from the FRoSTA brand - the first brand in the industry to do so. Butter replaced margarine, traditional cheese replaced processed cheese, fish came from sustainable fisheries; the goal of the conversion was to double profits within five years and seven million euro marketing campaign was launched. However, the company was instead brought to the brink of ruin due to cost increases and a market unprepared for early adoption of the concept at double the price. In just a few months, sales had dropped 40 percent, market leadership was lost, the industry considered the new concept a flop. Losses became the worst in company history, the stock price dropped 37%, employees were laid off. CEO Thomas Braumann was replaced by founder Dirk Ahlers. Ahlers brought in experts from the University of Bremen who found that corporate change had been too radical and damaged the company's essential brand identity.

While keeping the product purity regulation, the company reintroduced the old labeling, jingle and mascot. Package sizes were reduced to bring prices below €3/unit, thought to be a critical market threshold; the company a