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Fort Dix

Fort Dix, the common name for the Army Support Activity located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, is a United States Army post. It is located 16.1 miles south-southeast of Trenton, New Jersey. Fort Dix is under the jurisdiction of the Air Force Air Mobility Command; as of the 2010 United States Census, Fort Dix census-designated place had a total population of 7,716, of which 5,951 were in New Hanover Township, 1,765 were in Pemberton Township and none were in Springfield Township. Fort Dix, established in 1917, was designated as part of an adjoining U. S. Air Force and Navy facility to become part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on 1 October 2009. However, it remains known as "Fort Dix", "ASA Dix", or "Dix" as of 2015. In 2015, Colonel Shelley Balderson became Fort Dix' first female commander in the base's 100-year history. Fort Dix was established on 16 July 1917 as Camp Dix, named in honor of Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the American Civil War, a former United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury and Governor of New York.

Dix has a history of mobilizing and demobilizing Soldiers from as early as World War I through April 2015 when Forts Bliss and Hood in Texas assumed full responsibility for that mission. In 1978, the first female recruits entered basic training at Fort Dix. In 1991, Dix trained Kuwaiti civilians in basic military skills so they could take part in their country's liberation. Dix ended its active Army training mission in 1991 due to Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations, which ended its command by a two-star general. Presently, it serves as a joint training site for all all services. In 2009 Fort Dix, the adjacent Air Force and Naval facilities were consolidated into a single secure facility, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; the supporting component is the United States Air Force, base operations are executed by the 87th Air Base Wing. The 87 ABW provides installation management to all of JBMDL while both the Navy and Army retain command and control of their mission, personnel and component-specific services.

Neither the Navy nor the Army bases are subordinate to the Joint Base. The commanders of both Fort Dix and Lakehurst serve as a Deputy Joint Base Commanders. Marine Aircraft Group 49 99th Regional Support Command 1st Brigade, Atlantic Training Division, 84th Training Command USCG Atlantic Strike Team United States Air Force Expeditionary Center Military Entrance Processing Station NCO Academy Navy Operational Support Center 174th Infantry Brigade Fleet Logistics Squadron See footnoteConstruction began in June 1917. Camp Dix, as it was known at the time, was a training and staging ground for units during World War I. Though the camp was an embarkation camp for the New York Port of Embarkation it did not fall under the direct control of that command with the War Department retaining direct jurisdiction; the camp became a demobilization center after the war. Between the World Wars, Camp Dix was a reception and discharge center for the Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp Dix became Fort Dix on March 8, 1939, the installation became a permanent Army post.

During and after World War II the fort served the same purpose as in the first World War. It served as a staging ground during the war and a demobilization center after the war. On July 15, 1947, Fort Dix became the home of the 9th Infantry Division. In 1954, the 9th moved out and the 69th Infantry Division made the fort home until it was deactivated on March 16, 1956. During the Vietnam War rapid expansion took place. A mock Vietnam village was constructed and soldiers received Vietnam-specific training before being deployed. Since Vietnam, Fort Dix has sent soldiers to Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Bosnia and Iraq; the Atlantic Strike Team of the U. S. Coast Guard is based at Fort Dix; as part of the Department of Homeland Security, the AST is responsible for responding to oil pollution and hazardous materials release incidents to protect public health and the environment. Fort Dix is home to Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution, the largest single federal prison, it is a low-security installation for male inmates located within the military installation.

As of November 19, 2009, it housed 4,310 inmates, a minimum-security satellite camp housed an additional 426. The coinage macks. Knowing that Fort Dix was on a base closure list, the U. S. Air Force attempted to save the U. S. Army post during 1987; the USAF moved the Security Police Air Base Ground Defence school from Camp Bullis, Texas, to Dix in fall 1987. It was realized that it was not cost effective to put 50–100 S. P. trainees on a commercial flight from San Antonio, Texas, to Philadelphia, every couple of weeks, so the school was moved back to Camp Bullis, Texas. Fort Dix was an early casualty of the first Base Realignment and Closure process in the early 1990s, after having lost it traditional basic-training mission, but Fort Dix advocates attracted Army Reserve interest in keeping the 31,000-acre post as a training reservation. With the reserves, millions of dollars for improvements, Fort Dix has grown again to employ 3,000; as many as 15,000 troops train there on weekends, the post has been a major mobilization p

Trimethylolpropane phosphite

Trimethylolpropane phosphite, C2H5C3P, is a phosphite ester used as a ligand in organometallic chemistry. Trimethylolpropane phosphite is sometimes abbreviated to EtCage, it is a white solid, soluble in organic solvents. It is highly toxic, it is prepared by reaction of trimethylolpropane with phosphorus trichloride or by transesterification with trimethylphosphite: P3 + EtC3 → 3 MeOH + EtC3PThe first member of this series was derived from trimethylolethane, but these derivatives are poorly soluble. For this reason, the ethyl derivative has received more attention; the compound forms an isolable ozonide, which degrades above 0 °C to release singlet O2. Several EtCage complexes are known, since the ligand is basic and has a small ligand cone angle. Illustrative complexes include, RuCl2, shown below. Trimethylolpropane phosphite is toxic and is a convulsant. LD50 is 1.1 mg per kg bodyweight

Canadian university scientific research organizations

Expenditures by Canadian universities on scientific research and development accounted for about 40% of all spending on scientific research and development in Canada in 2006. Research in the natural and social sciences in Canada, with a few important exceptions, is exclusively funded by the Canadian taxpayer and is distributed to universities by five important federal funding agencies, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Additional monies are provided by the Canada Research Chairs organization, which provides financing for the staffing of research personnel at Canadian universities and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, which supports the acquisition of scientific research infrastructure by Canadian universities, research hospitals, non-profit research institutions. In 2006, total spending on scientific and industrial research in Canada amounted to C$28.067 billion or about 2 percent of GDP.

In 2006, Canadian universities spent C$10.890 billion on research and development, representing about 40 percent of all R&D spending in Canada and about.66 percent of Canada's GDP. Below are the names of those university institutions that carry out both natural and social science research, although the emphasis here is on the former; the largest part of funding from NSERC, is received by 15 universities, not the largest in the country, which have formed an association named the U15. The list below ranks the members of this group in order of NSERC grant size. A number of thematically specialized virtual university research organizations, the Networks of Excellence, have been established and are listed here. Included are the names of some particular research organizations and projects notable for their large size or for other characteristics; this is followed by a brief description of the expenditures on scientific research and development by sector. The list includes those support organizations that fund scientific research at the university level or contribute to its success in other ways.

Toronto, Ontario. NSERC Funding 2003: C$M 54,264 Number of Canada Research Chairs – 245 Natural science research Institute for Aerospace Studies Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research Canadian Drosophila Microarray Centre Centre for Environment The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences Proteomics Research Centre Engineering Research Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies Centre for Applied Power Electronics Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Emerging Communications Technology Institute Energenius Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology Hitachi Survey Research Centre Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology Centre for Landscape Research InterNetwork Lassonde Institute Centre for Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Molecular Design and Information Technology Center Centre for Nuclear Engineering Positron Emission Tomography Centre Pulp and Paper CentreMedical research Sunnybrook Research Institute Institute of Medical Science Sunnybrook Centre for studies in Aging Banting and Best Diabetes Centre Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Centre for Health Promotion Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre for Cardiovascular Research Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress Centre for research in Neurodegenerative Diseases U of T Centre for the Study of Pain Sleep Medicine and Circadian BiologySocial science research Joint Centre for Bioethics Clarkson Centre for Business Effectiveness and Board Effectiveness Capital Markets Institute CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity Centre of Criminology Centre for research in Education International Centre for Educational Change G8 Information Centre Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Centre for Industrial Relations Centre for research into Information Studies Centre for Innovation Law and Policy Centre for Integrative and Anti-Racism Studies Institute for International Business Centre for International Studies Knowledge Media and Design Institute Laidlaw Centre Centre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre for Media and Culture in Education Centre for Modern Language Multimedia Centre for Learning in the Humanities Munk Centre for International Studies Institute for Policy Analysis Centre de Recherches en éducation Franco-ontarienne Centre for Applied Social Research Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development Imperial Oil Centre for Studies in Science and Technology Education Centre for Study of Education and Work Centre for the Study of the United States Centre for Teacher Development Centre for Technology and Social Development Transformative Learning Centre Centre for Urban and Community Studies Centre for Research in Women's Health Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Studies Centre for Women's Studies in Education Vancouver, British Columbia.

NSERC Funding 2003: C$M 43,004 Number of Canada Research Chairs – 148 Land & Food Systems Avian Research Centre UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre UBC Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research Department of Fisheries and Oceans Soil-Water Environmental Laboratory UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research Wine Research CentreNatural Science and Engineering Institute for Aboriginal Health Institute for Applied Mathematics Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Institute of H

Harper, Utah

Harper is a ghost town located in Nine Mile Canyon in the southern part of Duchesne County, United States. This stagecoach town came into existence in 1886; the nearest inhabited town is Wellington. The remaining buildings are located on private property and permission must be granted before accessing them. Alfred Lund came from Nephi in the spring of 1885 with his cattle and was the first homesteader in Argyle Canyon. Mr. Lund's first home, a log cabin, stands in ruins on the south side of the creek. Tom Taylor homesteaded this ground before the Army built the road through to Fort Duchesne and the Uintah Basin in 1886. In the 1890s, the government was freighting to Fort Duchesne over a road which passed through Nine Mile Canyon; this road is the lowest in elevation of any road between the Uintah Basin. During the years 1888 to 1895 there were 600 soldiers at Fort Duchesne who hauled their supplies over this route; as nothing of any consequence was raised at the Post everything had to be shipped in: hay and other produce.

Ed Lee purchased Taylor's homestead and it became known as "Lee Station", a stagecoach stop. A large barn housed the recuperating horses for the stage line and was noted for having a "real" sink; the army installed steel telegraph poles in the Canyon around 1886, that were American Civil War surplus. This telegraph line became the telephone line into the Basin in 1907 and remained until 1917; the poles have since served a local line until the 1990s. According to government maps in the 1890s the name of the settlement is "Nine Mile", but some traditional accounts called it "Minnie-Maud", named for two girls who lived there. A creek that feeds Nine Mile Canyon is still called Minnie Maud; when the post office was established the town was named Harper. The greatest number of votes cast in the voting precinct was 72 in 1900. Starting sometime before 1895, residents of Nine Mile Canyon struggled to keep a school district going; the first school house, built of logs by residents, sat in the mouth of Argyle Canyon.

Until 1916 there were one in Carbon County and one in the Duchesne district. From 1916 to 1924, one school was maintained; this was moved to Wellington in the 1930s. Today, only a few structures remain, including some other log dwellings; the two-story Harper Hotel burned to the ground in early 1990s. Most of the town site is on private property, so permission is required to explore the area. Harper at UTGenWeb Ghost Town Stories

History of computing in Poland

This article describes the history of computing in Poland. Some of the earliest computers created in Poland were the first Odra computers, they were manufactured at the Elwro manufacturing plant in Wrocław, exported to other communist countries. The production started in 1959–1960; the last series of Odra computers—the Odra 1300—consisted of three models: the Odra 1304, 1305, the 1325. Although the hardware was developed by Polish teams, the software for the above machines was provided by the British company ICL; the Odra was ICL 1900 compatible. K-202 was 16-bit minicomputer built by Jacek Karpiński in 1971, it was faster and cheaper than most of the world's production at this time, more advanced than IBM PC released decade but the production was never started because of political reasons and dependence on western parts. Produced by Mera-Elzab, Meritum I and II models were created in 1985 respectively. Based on U880DA CPU, with 16 and 48KB RAM, were based on the TRS-80 computer, they were intended for scientific and office applications.

Elwro 800 Junior and Elwro 804 Junior PC were ZX Spectrum clones intended for schools, for home use respectively. The 804 model had a 3.5" disk drive built in. The computers used the Z80A CPU, 64KB RAM and 24KB ROM; the ROM contained either CP/J operating system, or Spectrum-compatible BASIC. Mazovia was a Polish clone of IBM PC/XT. History of computer hardware in Yugoslavia Computer systems in the Soviet Union History of computing in Romania History of computer hardware in Bulgaria

Mr. Whitekeys

Mr. Whitekeys known as W. Keys, is a musician, recording artist, writer, media personality and ornithologist in the U. S. state of Alaska. He was the owner and operator of a nightclub called the Fly By Night Club, located in the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage, from 1980 to 2006. In part due to his flamboyant public persona and penchant for humor, he figures prominently in the modern history and folklore of Spenard, he has released sporadic recordings over many years, starting in 1972 under the band name The Fabulous Spamtones. Mr. Whitekeys spent his early years living in South Dakota and Arizona, he came to Alaska in 1970 with a friend. Not long after his arrival, he began working as a bar band musician for Mike Gordon at his new Spenard establishment Chilkoot Charlie's, he coined what became Chilkoot Charlie's slogan, "We cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you." Gordon's success with this bar led to a short-lived attempt on his part to expand into a statewide empire, as he established Chilkoot Charlie's locations in Girdwood and Fairbanks during the mid-1970s.

Whitekeys came to Fairbanks as part of this expansion and remained for several years, where he played in numerous "Two Street" bars during the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and the economic boom which accompanied it. After many years spent playing throughout Alaska, a short-lived stint in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, he started his own nightclub, the Fly By Night Club, which opened for business on July 31, 1980; the Fly By Night Club, along with the Flying Machine, were the last occupants in a historic building on the eastern shore of Lake Spenard the home of the Idle Hour Supper Club and not far from the site of Joe Spenard's original resort. The building was demolished in 1984 to make way for a large hotel the Lakefront Hotel. Whitekeys moved the club further up Spenard Road, one block north of Spenard's post office. Both locations of the club were described in advertisements featuring an extensive list of past building occupants, with the motto "Going out of business in the same location for over 30 years."

The primary attractions of the club, described by Whitekeys in terms of the need to be different, were a food menu based on Spam dishes and a schedule throughout the year of shows such as Springtime In Spenard, The Whale Fat Follies, The Freeze-Up Follies and Christmas In Spenard. The Whale Fat Follies was performed from June to September and was geared towards tourists, being advertised as "the Alaskan show The Department Of Tourism does NOT want you to see." The off-season shows tended catering to locals. The club operated until September 9, 2006. Whitekeys sold the establishment to Allen Choy, the owner of a popular South Anchorage nightclub, his partner Jeff Matosky, they reopened the club as Players House of Rock. Whitekeys maintains a steady public presence, at least in Anchorage, he contributes humor-tinged commentaries to The Alaska Almanac: Facts About Alaska, Alaska magazine and the newscasts of Anchorage television station KTUU. He is the president of the Anchorage Audubon Society, listed on their website as "W. Keys."

He performs with various musical acts in the Anchorage area as a keyboard player. Mr. Whitekeys & The Fabulous Spamtones The Whale Fat Follies! It's Not Easy Bein' SleazySong Tracks 1. Viva Spenard 2. I'm My Own Grandpa 3. My Favorite Things 4. Schedule D 5; the History of Cereal 6. Blame It On El Nino 7; the Wrestling Song 8. Martha Goes Camping 9. Ride On Loren Leman 10. There's No Nuggets Like Moose Nuggets 11. Jewel 12. Here Comes Menopause 13; the Lewinsky Sisters' 14. The Moose Nugget Blues 15. Don't Let Me Go To Costco 16. Fishita 17. Orange Blossom Special The Bluesaholics "The Liar Sleeps Tonight" single; this song became popular that year on Dr. Demento's show. Livin' In Rhythm: Alaska Celebrates "Sourdough" Mike McDonald Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes 9 contains "Martha Goes Camping" Mr. Whitekeys' Alaska Bizarre: Direct from the Whale Fat Follies Revue DVD: Alaska: The First 10,000 Years Official website Archive of Fly By Night Club website Video on YouTube - Whitekeys and "Sarah Palin" star in "Girls Just Wanna Have Guns"