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County Wexford

County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. Wexford County Council is the local authority for the county; the population of the county was 149,722 at the 2016 census. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. Portal tombs exist at Newbawn -- and date from the Neolithic period or earlier. Remains from the Bronze Age period are far more widespread. Early Irish tribes formed the Kingdom of Uí Cheinnsealaig, an area, larger than the current County Wexford. County Wexford was one of the earliest areas of Ireland to be Christianised, in the early 5th century. From 819 onwards, the Vikings invaded and plundered many Christian sites in the county. Vikings settled at Wexford town near the end of the 9th century. In 1169, Wexford was the site of the invasion of Ireland by Normans at the behest of Diarmuid Mac Murrough, King of Uí Cheinnsealaig and king of Leinster.

This was followed by the subsequent colonisation of the country by the Anglo-Normans. The native Irish began to regain some of their former territories in the 14th century in the north of the county, principally under Art MacMurrough Kavanagh. Under Henry VIII, the great religious houses were dissolved, 1536–41. On 23 October 1641, a major rebellion broke out in Ireland, County Wexford produced strong support for Confederate Ireland. Oliver Cromwell and his English Parliamentarian Army captured it; the lands of the Irish and Anglo-Normans were confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers as payment for their service in the Parliamentarian Army. At Duncannon, in the south-west of the county, James II, after his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne, embarked for Kinsale and to exile in France. County Wexford was the most important area in which the Irish Rebellion of 1798 was fought, during which significant battles occurred at The Battle of Oulart Hill during the 1798 rebellion. Vinegar Hill and New Ross.

The famous ballad "Boolavogue" was written in remembrance of the Wexford Rising. At Easter 1916, a small rebellion occurred on cue with that in Dublin. During World War II, German planes bombed Campile. In 1963 John F. Kennedy President of the United States, visited the county and his ancestral home at Dunganstown, near New Ross. Wexford is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, 14th largest in terms of population, it is the largest of Leinster's 12 counties in size, fourth largest in terms of population. The county is located in the south-east corner of the island of Ireland, it is bounded by the sea on two sides—on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by St. George's Channel and the Irish Sea; the River Barrow forms its western boundary. The Blackstairs Mountains form part of the boundary to the north, as do the southern edges of the Wicklow Mountains; the adjoining counties are Waterford, Kilkenny and Wicklow. County Town: Wexford Market Town: Gorey County Wexford is known as Ireland's "sunny southeast" because, in general, the number of hours of sunshine received daily is higher than in the rest of the country.

This has resulted in Wexford becoming one of the most popular places in Ireland in. The county has a changeable, oceanic climate with few extremes; the North Atlantic Drift, a continuation of the Gulf Stream, moderates winter temperatures. There is a meteorological station located at Rosslare Harbour. January and February are the coldest months, with temperatures ranging from 4–8 °C on average. July and August are the warmest months, with temperatures ranging from 12–18 °C on average; the prevailing winds are from the south-west. Precipitation falls throughout the year. Mean annual rainfall is 800–1,200 millimetres; the county receives less snow than more northerly parts of Ireland. Heavy snowfalls are rare, but can occur; the one exception is Mount Leinster, visible from a large portion of the county, covered with snow during the winter months. Frost is frequent in coastal areas. Low-lying fertile land is the characteristic landscape of the county; the highest point in the county is Mount Leinster at 795 metres, in the Blackstairs Mountains in the north-west on the boundary with County Carlow.

Other high points: Black Rock Mountain, 599 m. It is located within County Wexford. Croghan Mountain on the Wexford-Wicklow border - 606 m Annagh Hill, 454 m, near the Wicklow border Slieveboy, 420 m Notable hills include: Carrigbyrne Hill; the major rivers are the Barrow. At 192 km in length, the river Barrow is the second-longest river on the island of Ireland. Smaller rivers of note are the Owenduff, Corrock, Boro, Owenavorragh and Bann rivers. There are no significant fresh-water lakes in the county. Small seaside lakes or lagoons exist at two locations – one is called Lady's Island Lake and the other Tacumshin Lake; the Wexford Cot is a flat bottomed boat used for fishing on the tidal mudflats in Wexford a canoe shaped Punt fitted with a gun, called a Float in

La Villa brothers

Marco La Villa and Mauro La Villa are identical twin brothers who are directors and producers based in New York City. Together, they co-directed and produced the 1998 music documentary Hang The DJ about the culture of DJs featuring Roger Sanchez, Junior Vasquez, DJ Qbert, Mix Master Mike, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Carl Cox, Kool DJ Red Alert and Claudio Coccoluto, it premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival in September 1998 and screened at multiple festivals including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. They are known for their 2016 documentary film Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story on Gianni Agnelli and the Italian football team Juventus F. C. "Trying to describe their subjects to the soccer-illiterate New York crowd, Marco La Villa said, "It would be like if the Kennedys owned the Yankees for 90 years." 2016 - Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story 1998 - Hang the DJ 1995 - E Tutto Finito 1994 - Could'a Had Class 1994 - Sal the Barber: Framed 1993 - Headshot 1993 - Sleeping with the Fishes 1992 - Palookaville BooksMolinari, Maurizio.

The Italians of New York. Washington, D. C.: New Academia Publishing. ISBN 9780985569808. Other PublicationsSala, Giulio. "La Juve in un film". Hurrà Juventus. Mauro La Villa on IMDb Marco La Villa on IMDb Marco and Mauro La Villa official site


Hydrosteer was the name given by George Kent Limited and Cam Gears Limited through Hydrosteer Limited of Luton, England, to its automotive power steering system. Hydrosteer manufactured the Ross-Link system for commercial vehicles from 1953 under licence from Ross Gear and Tool of U. S. A, their own product available from 1961 was based on a cam and peg system and was characterised by its integrated design and variable steering ratio. This configuration provided automotive manufacturers with a simple design modification to provide a power steering option for cars fitted with a conventional cam and peg steering box, it was fitted to several British, luxury automobiles of the era. Production continued up with just over 105,000 units being produced; as a "first generation" assistance system, applications were somewhat varied in their tuning of the many system dynamics to the specific vehicle. The system fell out of use as powered pinion steering systems gained in popularity; the 1960s Hydrosteer system should not be confused with Hydrosteer Pty Ltd, an Australian company established in 1981 as a provider of heavy truck steering technology in that country.

The Hydrosteer power steering system was fitted to the following cars: Austin Westminster A110 Facel Vega II Humber Super Snipe Series V Humber ImperialRover P5 3-Litre Mark 1a Rover P5 3-Litre Mark 2 Saloon and CoupeRover P5 3-Litre Mark 3 Saloon and CoupeRover P5B 3.5-Litre Saloon and CoupeVanden Plas Princess 3 Litre Mk II Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre RWolseley 6/110 The Hydrosteer system was based on a conventional cam-and-peg mechanism, except that the cam is surrounded by the skirt of a piston within the body of the steering box. Hydraulic power from the power steering pump is transmitted directly from the piston to the peg carrier. A spool type hydraulic valve moves along the axis of the cam in response to steering wheel movement, causing oil pressure to be applied to one side or other of the piston according to the direction the steering wheel is turned, the load on the input and output shafts; the cam track varies in pitch angle and depth. The variation in steering ratio between straight ahead and full lock results from the variance in pitch angle of the track.

The more the steering wheel is turned, the lower the steering ratio becomes. In the Rover P5B, for example, the ratio of the power steering unit was 16:1 at the straight ahead and 11.3:1 at full lock. The effect of the variable ratio is to give light and relaxed steering at the straight ahead, with increased reaction when cornering; the system was designed to be fail-safe, so that the driver should still be able to steer in the event of a failure of the power system. The major benefit of the Hydrosteer system is reduction in the amount of steering effort required of the driver at low road speeds or when a lot of turning is involved; the Hydrosteer system was integrated into the steering box with no external jacks, giving it an advantage over earlier systems with external jacks, which needed more space and were heavier. Whilst advanced for its time, the Hydrosteer system did have certain drawbacks, in common with all variable ratio steering systems of the era, it was more complicated and expensive.

The Hydrosteer system was criticised for feeling far too light under most circumstances. An article in Car magazine in January 1968 on the Rover P5B was scathing about the lightness and lack of feel of Hydrosteer steering. Similar criticism appeared in other contemporary road test articles on the Rover and Vanden Plas 4-Litre R. Much of the blame for this may lie with the cars' manufacturers, who would have instructed Hydrosteer what to supply in terms of number of turns lock-to-lock and degree of power assistance. Use of the Hydrosteer system in cars died out with the generation of 1960s models to which it was fitted. For example, the Rover P6B 3500S that followed the Rover P5B used the Marles Varamatic variable ratio system, heavier in most circumstances than the Rover P5 system and arguably had more road feel, although that system too failed to survive much beyond the 1970s. Automobile Engineer article on the Hydrosteer system, May 1960 Hydrosteer advertisement citing the system's use in the Rover P5

Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas is a cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She is registered in Nassau, is a gas-turbine vessel, the first built for Royal Caribbean; this system produces higher efficient speeds than other cruise ships, emissions to the air are much lower than cruise ships powered by diesel engines. Radiance of the Seas is the flagship of the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas. Radiance of the Seas is the first cruise ship to feature pool tables that are stabilized by a computer-controlled gyroscope, they adjust with the motion of the ship to keep the table-top level with the horizon. It has the most glass of any Royal Caribbean ship, she has 10 dining choices, a rock-climbing wall, a mini-golf course, a water slide. During the northern summer season, Radiance of the Seas operates in Alaska; when the ship is cruising in Alaska guests are able to stand on the helipad to enjoy picturesque views of the glaciers passing by the ship as they cruise along.

In spring and fall, she visits the Hawaiian Islands, in the winter season, the southern summer, she visits Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural Australian cruise of the performing arts on the Radiance of the Seas in November 2014 included, among others, Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Simon Tedeschi, Elaine Paige, Marina Prior, John Waters. Built-in 1998 the ship cost Royal Caribbean International about 338 million dollars to build; the ship is considered to be one of the less fuel-efficient. As one of the Radiance Class ships it contained more glass than any other Royal Caribbean ship when it was launched, it has over 700 balcony staterooms, a two level main dining room and a retractable glass roof over the solarium pool. Radiance of the Seas was designed in Germany by Meyer Werft to cruise varied climates; the ship is faster than most cruise ships and has the ability to maneuver with the combination of the Azipod propulsion system, the powerful bow thrusters, the dynamic positioning system.

The ship is economically efficient through the design of the power plant consisting of two gas turbines and one steam turbine. The waste heat from each gas turbine is fed through a heat recovery steam generator, thus using the steam to power the steam turbine. Once electricity is generated from this power plant it powers the external propulsion pods and thrusters; the ship has many unique features: including a 6 million dollar art collection and gyroscopically-stabilized pool tables. Royal Caribbean ships all include art in passenger areas. Media related to IMO 9195195 at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Dignity (statue)

Dignity is a sculpture on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota. The 50-foot high stainless steel statue by South Dakota artist laureate Dale Lamphere depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains-style dress receiving a star quilt. According to Lamphere, the sculpture honors the culture of the Lakota and Dakota peoples who are indigenous to South Dakota. Assisting Lamphere were sculptors Tom Trople, Jim Maher, Andy Roltgen, Grant Standard. Automotive paint expert Brook Loobey assisted with the colors for the quilt, Albertson Engineering of Rapid City, SD ensured the sculpture would endure the strong winds common in the area. Norm and Eunabel McKie of Rapid City, South Dakota announced their gift of Dignity to the State of South Dakota in 2014, in honor of the 125th anniversary of South Dakota statehood; the statue was erected in September 2016 at a site near Interstate 90. It is situated in the Chamberlain Interstate Welcome Center located at mile post 264 and is accessible by both directions of travel.

The statue measures 16 feet deep and 32 feet wide. The star quilt held by the woman has more than 100 blue diamond shapes that move in the wind "like an Aspen leaf". Three Native American women from Rapid City, SD served as the models for the sculpture; the artist began by first drawing the form and sculpting a one-eighth-scale model. The sculpture was created in an isolated area near the Cheyenne River, east of Rapid City, SD, moved to the installation site; the statue boldly proclaims. Since July 1, 2017 South Dakota residents are now able to purchase auto license plates bearing the likeness of Dignity; the plates were designed with the help of the statue's designer. When interviewed nearly a year after the dedication, Lamphere said "It's been well-received by the Native community, by visitors from all over the country. My hope over time is it gets people to think about the beauty of the native cultures." In a column published in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Susan Claussen Bunger, instructor of Native American social systems, wrote: "As is evident through history, humans will disillusion and betray.

As is such, I have a new role model, solid and sturdy. She owns a spine of steel and reminds me of the injustice in the world, but of strength and survival, she signifies people. She represents all who strive forward, she portrays a rallying cry for those who wish to be valued. She stands proud, meeting the morning sun and bracing against the nighttime cold, she contemplates the world through a poise of conviction and fearlessness. Her name is "Dignity." Lamphere's plan is to put the name of every federally recognized tribe on a stainless steel band around the base of the statue. He said, "I wanted something that would honor the indigenous people of the Great Plains and I kept that in mind all the time. I made the work reflect the name that it has of'Dignity', I think that's part of what makes it work so well." Christ the Redeemer The Motherland Calls Statue of Liberty List of statues Dignity Statue A Gift To The People Of South Dakota - video of installation Video of dedication ceremony

Celeb Five

Celeb Five is a South Korean girl group composed of female comediennes. The group is composed of four members: Kim Shin-young, Song Eun-i, Shin Bong-sun, Ahn Young-mi. A five-piece group, Kim Young-hee departed from the group in late 2018. Prior to the group's debut, all the members of the group have been experienced comediennes in the industry; the group presents a fresh and fun concept by performing with 1980s-era glitzy outfits and barefoot while employing the choreography and vocals of a 1980s-1990s K-pop group, a concept that drastically contrasts with those of most other K-pop groups in South Korea. They debuted on January 24, 2018 with the song "I Wanna Be a Celeb", a parody of "Dancing Hero" using the concept and choreography from Tomioka Dance Club; the music video was directed by Super Junior's Shindong. On October 11, 2018, FNC Entertainment stated that Kim Young-hee has graduated with honor from the group while the rest of the members would continue as a 4-member group. Kim explained that her decision was because she wanted to pursue theater acting and that she did not want to burden her other members with her poor dancing skills.

On November 19, 2018, the group made a comeback with Shutter, a disco track that incorporates 1980s synth pop with a feature of South Korean actor Lee Deok Hwa. Korean singer Muzie participated in producing and composing the track, while leader Kim Shin-young wrote the lyrics and member Song Eun-i co-directed the music video. On top of participating in multiple music programmes such as MBC Music's Show Champion and Mnet's M Countdown, they participated in various variety programmes such as MBC's Infinite Challenge, JTBC's Knowing Bros and MBC's Weekly Idol, they participated in 2 seasons of Vivo TV's web series "Round Throwers" that reveal Celeb Five’s song-making process. Celeb Five performed in the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival as the closing act of "Upfront", an all-female comedian event featuring entertainers from around the world on April 17, 2019, they performed in other festival programmes such as "Very Big Laugh Out" and a Festival Club event