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Feed horn

In parabolic antennas such as satellite dishes, a feed horn is a small horn antenna used to convey radio waves between the transmitter and/or receiver and the parabolic reflector. In transmitting antennas, it is connected to the transmitter and converts the radio frequency alternating current from the transmitter to radio waves and feeds them to the rest of the antenna, which focuses them into a beam. In receiving antennas, incoming radio waves are gathered and focused by the antenna's reflector on the feed horn, which converts them to a tiny radio frequency voltage, amplified by the receiver. Feed horns are used at microwave and higher frequencies; the feedhorn selects the polarization of the waves to be received, which helps to attenuate unwanted signals from adjacent channels and transponders, from other communications satellites at nearby orbital positions. This can be either horizontal or vertical if the polarization is linear, or clockwise or counterclockwise if it is circular. Certain devices can allow a feedhorn to accept both linear and circular, though these cause a slight insertion loss to all incoming signals.

When used with a parabolic reflector or lens antenna, the phase center of the horn is placed at the focal point of the reflector, with the 3 dB points of the horn's radiation pattern set to be at the edge of the reflector. On a satellite dish, the feedhorn is what is mounted at the end of a mast from the center of the dish, or on tripod legs mounted to the edge of the dish. In satellite dishes, part of the receiver electronics, the RF front end, is mounted in a box just behind the feed horn; this converts the high satellite microwave downlink frequencies to a lower frequency so it can be more sent through the coaxial cable feedline to the receiver inside the building. This is called the low-noise block downconverter, the unit consisting of the horn plus the converter is called the LNB with feedhorn. Horn antenna Focal cloud

The Vampire Council of Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter

This is an alphabetical listing of members of the Vampire Council and their followers in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of novels. Always 7 plus The Mother Beautiful, pale skinned, dark haired, with eyes the color of dark honey, Belle Morte is a Vampire Council member and personally responsible for the rise of "sexy vampires" in the Anitaverse, she is known to be at least 2,000 years old. Her abilities include the power to induce lust from a distance, the ability to draw power from lust, the ability to call all of the "great cats". All members of Belle-Morte's bloodline tend to be selected for their beauty, some of the vampires in her line are visited by the ardeur, becoming incubi or succubi that need to feed off of lust as well as blood, but able to project the ardeur to control others. Belle-Morte can make mental contact with all new vampires of her bloodline, can serve as a mental "bridge" between willing members of her bloodline. In some cases, Belle Morte has shown the power to "resculpt" the features of vampires in her bloodline, making them still more beautiful than when they were chosen.

Jean-Claude and Asher are all of Belle Morte's bloodline. It has been speculated that Belle Morte can use her control over the vampires in her lineage to cause "problem" that always seem to work out to her benefit, as in the case with the Master Vampire of London who went crazy out of the blue and killed his Kiss of Vampires. Appearances: Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Bullet; this female member of the Vampire Council is somewhat enigmatic. She is an old vampire, she has the power to draw all of the energy from another vampire. Like Belle Morte and Morvoren, the Dragon can project her power, did so in an attempt to force Anita to feed on Jean-Claude's vampires. In Blue Moon, Damian states that the Dragon had sired many vampires, but has remained secluded during recent centuries. In Incubus Dreams, the Dragon sent Primo to St. Louis in an attempt to dethrone or destabilize Jean-Claude. Once Jean-Claude and Anita overcame Primo, the Dragon permitted Primo to remain as their servant and expressed a desire to discuss "Council business" with them.

Appearances: Blue Moon. Known as The Sweet Dark or as the Mother Of All Darkness, Marmee Noir is the leader of all vampires and the head of the Vampire Council, she is both a vampire and a lycanthrope at once, is a were-cave lion. According to several of the vampires, she was the first vampire, which means that, like Mr Oliver, she predates the evolution of Homo sapiens. However, it has been hinted that she is the Mother vampire in a metaphorical, rather than literal sense, having created the rules and culture that governs the vampire race, it has been suggested that she is a unique type of vampire, distinctly different and more powerful, from all descendants. Her powers include control over several species of vampire/lycanthrope mixes, the ability to project her attention and mental powers, a deep control over darkness. Marmee Noir and her vampire/lycanthrope followers have been "sleeping" for centuries, for unknown reasons, in an underground tower that looks out on a wide open space, they are now beginning to awaken, spurred at least by Noir's interest in Anita.

Merlin was turned by Marmee Noir, appears to have some idea why she went to sleep, but has not revealed his theory to Anita. Anita believes that Belle Morte is gathering her power to challenge Noir for leadership of the Vampire Council, but Belle appears to be naively underestimating Marmee Noir's true nature and powers. Belle Morte claimed she was the reason why some of Mother Dark's followers had woken, but it was thought by some familiar with Marmee Noir to be coincidental. Dead after a human attack in her resting place during Skin Trade. In Bullet, it is revealed that she survived the physical destruction of her body, lives on by'riding' other vampires the same way the Traveller does, she controlled Belle Morte, Morte d'Amour, Padma, although the St. Louis triumvirate broke her hold on Belle, who fled. Belle told them the Traveller was in hiding, it wasn't known whether Marmee Noir had control of the Dragon, she is killed by Anita in'Hit List' by Anita "Drinking" her darkness, a Power she received in Obsidian Butterfly.

Appearances: Cerulean Sins. Morte D'Amour is a rotting vampire, meaning he can appear to decompose to the point of becoming skeletal, as well as the ability to cause corruption with his bite. All vampires with either ability appear to be of his bloodline. In Blue Moon, Damian states that Morte D'Amour had sired many vampires and was responsible for the ancient tales of vampires being corpse-like in appearance. D'Amour gains some of Marmee Noir's power i

Bayfront Park station

Bayfront Park is a Metromover station in Downtown, Florida, adjacent to Bayfront Park. This station is located at the intersection of Southeast Second Street and Biscayne Boulevard, opening to service April 17, 1986; the station sees heavy ridership during special events such as New Year's Eve, when service is extended to 2 a.m. In terms of average weekday traffic, Bayfront Park and Brickell stations are the busiest stations on the Metromover after Government Center. Hotel Intercontinental Bayfront Park Miami Center One Bayfront Plaza One Biscayne Tower Southeast Financial Center One Miami 50 Biscayne Atrium Tower Met 3 Met 1 Edward Ball Center Met 2/JW Marriott Media related to Bayfront Park metro station at Wikimedia Commons MDT – Metromover Stations entrance from Google Maps Street View


Deadly-2 is a 2010 Kannada action - crime biographical film directed and written by Ravi Shrivatsa. The film is based on the real life incidents of an infamous underworld don, Soma and is a sequel to the same team's 2005 released film, Deadly Soma; the film features Auditya reprising his role as the protagonist and Meghana as his lady love replacing Rakshita in the prequel. Suhasini Maniratnam and Ravi Kale play other pivotal roles; the film featured original score composed by L. N. Shastry; the film, upon release received mixed response from both critics and audience and got a negative publicity owing to the violence being glorified throughout the film. Aditya as Somashekara Meghana as Hasini Devaraj as Ashok Kumar Suhasini Maniratnam Ravi Kale Praveen Sangeetha Aaryan Achukatla Syed Kirmani in a guest appearance Madhu Guruswamy as Kencha Soma is a talented cricketer-turned-underworld don. An incident where Soma is asked to cough up a 10 lakh bribe so as to be included in the state cricket team turns his life upside down.

Not only does the selector leave out Soma's name from the final list, but refuses to return the money. What ticks off Soma more is a swear word uttered by the selector. In an impulsive act of rage, Soma kills the selector and thus begins his tryst with the Bangalore crime scene. Soma having emerged as one of the most wanted criminals, is on the hit list of police officers Ashok and Ugrappa. Does he fall to their bullets? And is there any connection between him and the Soma in Deadly Soma? The background music was composed by L. N. Shastry. There is only one situational song composed by him for the film. Deadly Soma Deadly-2 on IMDb

First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles

First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is an independent congregation affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Since its founding in 1877 the church has been a leader in social justice activism for the Unitarian Universalist faith, for the city of Los Angeles, its embrace of progressive causes and sometimes radical politics have earned it a reputation as both a place of controversy and a beacon of justice. Its affiliated organization, Urban Partners Los Angeles, provides numerous programs in the neighborhood around the church. First Unitarian Church is located at 2936 West 8th Street in Los Angeles. Located on the border between the Koreatown and Westlake neighborhoods of Los Angeles, three blocks from the LA Metro stop at Wilshire and Vermont, First Church serves a racially and economically diverse population; the neighborhood around First Church was engulfed in the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the Rodney King beating in 1991. In response, First Church and other Unitarian Universalist churches in the greater Los Angeles area founded the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry offering social service programs that continue to this day under the name Urban Partners Los Angeles.

The church was founded March 1877 in the home of Theodoric and Caroline Seymour Severance. The Severances had moved to Los Angeles in 1875 from Boston where they had been Unitarians in the congregation of Theodore Parker; the church was incorporated under the name Church of the Unity, on May 25, 1888. The congregation met in the Severance home, called "El Nido" at 806 West Adams on the corner of what is now Severance Street, near downtown Los Angeles. An official street sign marks the site, now a parking lot for the John Tracy Clinic; the fledgling church met at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street and the Union Hall on Spring Street and the Masonic Hall at 133 South Spring Street. In 1887 the church built its first church building at 7th Avenue between Broadway and Hill on land donated to the church by its minister, Eli Fay; the building was dedicated on June 14, 1889 and destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday, 1891. The Church found space to meet in a building at Third and Hill owned by the Central Baptist Church, which the Unitarians bought a few months later.

This building was remodeled. The church changed its name to First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles in June, 1907. Caroline Severance. was born Caroline Seymour in 1820 in New York. She married Theodoric Severance and moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1840, she and her family left the First Presbyterian Church when it would not take a strong stance against slavery, became interested in Unitarianism. In 1850 she became involved in the woman's rights movement and presided over several meetings in Ohio and met the leaders of the eastern woman's movement around this time including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In 1855 the family moved to Boston. Here she founded the New England Woman's Club, became a member of Theodore Parker's congregation, she helped. Together with Lucy Stone and other New England suffragists she founded the American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. In 1875 she and her husband moved following two of their sons. In Los Angeles in 1877 Caroline and Theodoric founded the Church of the Unity in their living room, which became the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles.

In 1891 she founded the Friday Morning Club a woman's club. She worked on numerous civic and social justice causes such as woman's suffrage and the establishment of kindergartens. In 1911, women received the right to vote in the state of California, Caroline Severance registered to vote October 18, 1911 and voted in the Presidential election in 1912, she is buried in the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery. The Caroline Severance Manor is a housing project located beside and behind the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles; the Caroline Severance Manor offers 85 units of affordable housing for singles and families and subterranean parking for residents and for First Church. The Caroline Severance School, located in the ground floor of the eighth street building opened in 2016 and houses a low and no-cost preschool operated by the YMCA; the developer of the project, Mercy Housing and manages the residences. First Church owns the portion of the parking reserved for church use. After 99 years ownership of the entire building and the property will revert to First Church.

Ground was broken for the current church building on October 10, 1926 on three vacant lots on 8th Street between Vermont and Westmoreland. The cornerstone was laid on September 18, 1927 in a ceremony officiated by the President of the American Unitarian Association, Samuel A. Eliot; the architects were Allison. The building is constructed of poured concrete in the Renaissance Revival style. In 1962 a separate religious education building, called the Hardyman Center, was constructed on Francis Avenue behind the existing church; the Hardyman Center was demolished in June 2012 to make way for the Caroline Severance Manor. Sunset Hall was a retirement home for religious liberals founded in 1923 by members of First Church with money raised by the Women's Alliance of First Church. Intended as a means of support for elderly persons with progressive values in the days before social security, the home thrived for several decades before declining and closing. Sunset Hall is the subject of the documentary Sunset Story.

The first Sunset Hall was opened at 1424 South Manhattan Place. In 1937, a second home across 15th Street at 1504 South Manhattan Place was op

Keith Campbell (ice hockey)

Keith William "Duke" Campbell was a Canadian ice hockey player who played in Great Britain. Born in Stratton, Ontario, he is a member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. Campbell grew up in Manitoba. Campbell played the 1928–29 season of junior hockey with the St. Vital Saints of the Winnipeg and District Junior League. In 1931–32, Campbell played senior hockey with the Winnipeg Native Sons in the Winnipeg Senior League, he played two seasons with the Selkirk Fishermen of the Manitoba Senior League from 1932 to 1934. In the 1934–35 season, Campbell played for four teams: the independent Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets, the Saint John Peters, Moncton Hawks and Saint John Beavers of the Maritime Senior Hockey League. In 1935, Campbell moved to England and Campbell signed with the Richmond Hawks of the English National League for the 1935–36 season. Campbell moved to the Harringay Greyhounds in the 1936–37 season where he stayed for four seasons, helping them to win the ENL in 1937–38 and 1938–39. Whilst with the Greyhounds, Campbell was named as a winger to the All-star A Team of the ENL in 1940.

During World War II, Campbell worked in an aircraft factory. However, he continued to play ice hockey for a Sunday league team in Brighton. After the War, Campbell joined the Brighton Tigers in the autumn of 1946 before he returned to Harringay to join the Harringay Racers for the remainder of the 1946–47 season and earning his second nomination to the All-star A Team, although this time as a defender. Campbell stayed with the Racers for four seasons, being named to the All-star B Team in 1948 and helping them to win the ENL in 1948–49. Campbell joined the Earls Court Rangers in 1950 as player-coach, where he stayed until he retired from ice hockey in 1953 when he was 44 years old. Whilst with the Rangers, Campbell was again named to the All-star B Team, this time as coach in 1952. Campbell returned to Winnipeg, where he died in 1971. Named to the ENL All-star A-Team in 1940 and 1947. Named to the ENL All-star B-Team in 1948. Named as coach to the ENL All-star B-Team in 1952. Inducted as the first honoured member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in December 1948.

Although Campbell's career statistics are incomplete, it is known that he scored 156 goals and 255 assists for 411 points from 545 games, taking 203 penalty minutes in the process. A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey entry British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame entry Biographical information and career statistics from The Internet Hockey Database