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General Atomics

General Atomics is an American energy and defense corporation headquartered in San Diego, specializing in research and technology development. This includes physics research in support of nuclear fusion energy; the company provides research and manufacturing services for remotely operated surveillance aircraft, including the Predator drones. General Atomics was founded on July 18, 1955, in San Diego, California by Fredrick De Hoffman with assistance from notable physicists Edward Teller and Freeman Dyson; the company was part of the General Atomic division of General Dynamics "for harnessing the power of nuclear technologies for the benefit of mankind". GA's first offices were in the General Dynamics facility on Hancock Street in San Diego. GA used a schoolhouse on San Diego's Barnard Street as its temporary headquarters, which it would "adopt" as part of its Education Outreach program. In 1956, San Diego voters approved the transfer of land to GA for permanent facilities in Torrey Pines and the John Jay Hopkins Laboratory for Pure and Applied Science was formally dedicated there on June 25, 1959.

The Torrey Pines facility continues to serve as the company's headquarters today. General Atomics's initial projects were the TRIGA nuclear research reactor, designed so that it was guaranteed to be safe by the laws of nature, Project Orion. GA helped developed and run the San Diego Supercomputer CenterA brief history of the company: 1967: Sold to Gulf Oil and renamed Gulf General Atomic. 1973: Renamed "General Atomic Company" when Royal Dutch Shell Group's Scallop Nuclear Inc. became a 50–50 partner. 1982: Renamed "GA Technologies Inc" when Gulf bought out its partner. 1984: Taken ownership of by Chevron following its merger with Gulf Oil. 1986: Sold to a company owned by Neal Blue and Linden Blue when it assumed its current name. 1987: Joined by former US Navy Rear Admiral, Thomas J. Cassidy, Jr. 1993: Awarded the "Information Services" portion of the NSF contract for InterNIC functions and publishes Internet Scout Report. 1993: Spawned General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. with Neal Blue as Chairman-CEO and Thomas J. Cassidy as President.

1994: GA-ASI spun off as an affiliate. 1995: Ended role as provider of InterNIC Information Services. On March 15, 2010, Rear Adm. Thomas J. Cassidy stepped down as President of GA-ASI's Aircraft Systems Group, staying on as non-executive chairman of the company's management committee. Frank Pace, the executive vice president of Aircraft Systems Group, succeeded Cassidy as President of GA-ASI. General Atomics is developing a Generation IV reactor design, the Gas Turbine Modular Helium Reactor. In 2010, General Atomics presented a new version of the GT-MHR, the Energy Multiplier Module, which uses fast neutrons and is a Gas-cooled fast reactor. General Atomics, including its affiliate, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, is San Diego County's largest defense contractor, according to a September 2013 report, by the San Diego Military Affairs Council; the top five contractors, ranked by defense-generated revenue in fiscal year 2013, were General Atomics, followed by Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics-NASSCO, BAE Systems, SAIC.

A separate October 2013 report, by the San Diego Business Journal ranked contractors by the number of local employees. The top three contractors were General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics NASSCO. Electromagnetic Systems Group The Electromagnetic Systems Group is a supplier of electromagnetic systems and related power equipment for a variety of defense and commercial transportation applications. EMS has expertise in the design and fabrication of linear motors and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, high-voltage DC power distribution systems, numerous other energy conversion and storage systems. EMS is a major factor in applying electromagnetic technologies to aircraft launch and recovery, projectile launch, magnetic levitation transportation systems. Energy GroupMagnetic Fusion Energy DIII-D National Fusion Facility ITER Central Solenoid Fusion Plasma Theory and Computation Inertial fusion technology Nuclear Technology & Materials Advanced fission reactor technology Nuclear fuels and medical isotopes Nuclear Materials Science & Engineering General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

– GA-ASI's Aircraft Systems Group produces the Predator series of remotely piloted aircraft used in the Kosovo and Afghanistan conflicts. GA-ASI's Reconnaissance Systems Group provides tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as high-resolution surveillance systems for both manned and unmanned aircraft. General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc. – consists of five product lines involving different aspects of energy. Terminal Automation Products provides automated distribution, inventory control and transaction processing systems to bulk product storage facilities that handle petroleum and agricultural products. Radiation Monitoring Systems designs and supports a full range of radiation monitoring, control, data collection, display equipment, with equipment and systems at over half of the operating nuclear plants in the United States and at numerous sites in Europe and throughout the Far East. General Atomics Energy Products manufactures Maxwell high voltage capacitors after acquiring the product line from Maxwell Technologies in 2000.

The Gulftronic Separator System is a continuous operation, electrostatic, on-stream separation system in use by most major oil companies. Since their introduction in 1979, over 30 systems have been installed at petro

List of places on land with elevations below sea level

This is a list of places below mean sea level that are on land. Places in tunnels, basements, dug holes, under water, under ice, or existing temporarily as a result of ebbing of sea tide etc. are not included. Places where seawater and rainwater is pumped away are included. Natural places below sea level require a dry climate. All figures are in meters below sea level, arranged by depth, lowest first: Afar Depression Lake Assal, lowest land in Africa Danakil Depression, Qattara Depression, Sebkha Tah, Western Sahara, in the Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra region Sabkhat Ghuzayyil, Libya Lake Moeris, Chott Melrhir, Shatt al Gharsah, Sebkhet Te-n-Dghamcha, Byrd Glacier, which reaches 2,780 m below sea level. Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills, The lowest natural point on land is the canyon under Denman Glacier, with the bedrock being 3,500 m below sea level. Jordan valley, IsraelWest Bank – Jordan Dead Sea, Jordan – West Bank – Israel, lowest land in Asia and the world 31°30′N 35°30′E Neot HaKikar, Israeli settlement just south of Dead Sea.

30.9330972°N 35.3766972°E / 30.9330972. Lake Eyre, Australia, −16 m, lowest land in Australia Lake Frome, Australia, −6 m Taieri Plain, New Zealand, −2 m Laguna del Carbón, Argentina lowest land in the Americas Bajo del Gualicho, Río Negro province, Argentina Salina Grande and Salina Chica, Valdés Peninsula, Chubut Province, Argentina Sechura Depression, Sechura Desert, Piura Region, Peru Georgetown, Guyana Deeper and larger than any of the trenches in the list above is the Bentley Subglacial Trench in Antarctica, at a depth of 2,540 m, it is subglacial. Therefore, it is not included in any list on the page. If the ice melted it would be covered by sea; the biggest dry land area below sea level, known to exist in the geological past, as measured by continuous volume of atmospheric air below sea level, was the dry bed of the Mediterranean Sea in the late Miocene period during the Messinian salinity crisis. Extreme points of Earth List of countries by lowest point List of submarine topographical features "Interactive Sea Level Elevation Map". "Adjustable Sealevel Map". "Land Below Sea Level".

Cochrane, Wisconsin

Cochrane is a village in Buffalo County in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 450 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.80 square miles, of which, 0.78 square miles of it is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 450 people, 205 households, 116 families living in the village; the population density was 576.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 234 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 0.9 % from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population. There were 205 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 43.4% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age in the village was 43 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 52.4 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 435 people, 188 households, 128 families living in the village; the population density was 603.4 people per square mile. There were 197 housing units at an average density of 273.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.23% Asian, 0.92% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population. There were 188 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.73. In the village, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $37,019, the median income for a family was $40,375. Males had a median income of $26,042 versus $21,500 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,309. About 2.8% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over. Cochrane is part of the Cochrane-Fountain City School District; the school's athletic teams, the Pirates, compete in the Dairyland Conference. The C-FC Pirates' cross-country team was the Wisconsin Division III boys' state champion four consecutive years, from 1993 to 1996, girls' state champion in 1996, 1998, 1999; the Pirates have won six consecutive girls' volleyball conference championships, from 2009 to 2013 with the seasons of 2011, 2012 and 2013 all being undefeated in the Dairyland. The girls' softball team has won four consecutive conference championships, from 2009 to 2012.

In March 2014, the C-FC Pirates' made their first state appearance for Division 5 Boys at the Kohl Center, in Madison, Wisconsin. Notable people that were born or lived in Cochrane include: David I. Hammergren, politician Village of Cochrane Official Website Cochrane-Fountain City School District

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to metabolic and bariatric surgery, obesity-related diseases and conditions. It was established in 1983, its stated vision is “to improve the public health and well being of society by lessening the burden of obesity and obesity-related diseases throughout the world.” The ASMBS, as part of its mission statement, says it is “committed to educating health professionals and the lay public about metabolic and bariatric surgery as an option for the treatment of obesity and morbid obesity and improving the care and treatment of people with obesity and obesity-related diseases and conditions.” This surgical specialty organization says it “encourages its members to investigate and discover new advances in metabolic and bariatric surgery, while maintaining a steady exchange of experiences and ideas that may lead to improved patient outcomes.”In 2012, the ASMBS had 4,000 members, which includes surgeons, bariatricians, psychologists and other medical specialists focused on the disease of obesity.

The ASMBS is an advocate for healthcare policy to promote patient access to high quality prevention and treatment of obesity. The ASMBS was established in 1983, its founding president was Edward E. Mason, MD, a surgeon, considered the "father" of bariatric or obesity surgery. On August 15, 2007, the ASBS changed its name to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery to reflect mounting clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of surgery on metabolic diseases type 2 diabetes, in addition to its effectiveness on obesity and morbid obesity; the ASMBS has held 29 annual scientific meetings. In 2013, the ASMBS and The Obesity Society combined their respective annual meetings for "ObesityWeek,", held from November 11 to November 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia; the scientific and educational conference drew clinicians and scientists from all over the world to review and discuss new data on the full spectrum of the disease of obesity. In 2006, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established a national coverage policy for bariatric/metabolic surgery to help reduce health risks associated with obesity, including death and disability, as long as the procedures were performed at facilities certified by the AMBS or the American College of Surgeons.

In 2012, the ACS and ASMBS announced plans to combine their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers. More than 750 facilities are now enrolled in the program called Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program MBSAQIP) in the United States; the ASMBS Certified Bariatric Nurse ] program was established in June 2007. Certification indicates nurses have met all testing requirements and have proven to be competent in the care of obese and bariatric surgery patients. ASMBS Home Page Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Official Journal of the ASMBS


Bowthorpe is a suburban village to the west of Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, England. It is a residential area, but includes a large industrial estate and one small out-of-town shopping centre, containing a supermarket and various smaller retail outlets. A police station and community hall are situated close to Bowthorpe village centre. Most of present-day Bowthorpe has been developed from the 1970s onward. Bowthorpe is divided into four distinct areas: Clover Hill, Chapel Break, Three Score, Bowthorpe Industrial Estate; the largest of these areas is Clover Hill, a mix of council development and private housing, making up two-thirds of Bowthorpe. Clover Hill, situated to the east of the other three areas was developed in the 1980s. Further development of the private housing estates, Chapel Break and Three Score took place in the 1990s and early 2000s. In 1549, Robert Kett camped at Bowthorpe at the beginning of the rebellion, to bear his name. On 10 July 1549, the Sheriff of Norfolk: Sir Edward Wyndham, was nearly pulled from his house by the rebels in the village as he tried to persuade them to disband.

This helped to inspire further people from Norwich to join Kett at his camp in the village. Kett decided that Bowthorpe was too exposed for a rebel camp, moved on to Mousehold Heath. Bowthorpe differs from the nearby estates of Costessey. Large open spaces and parks border the periphery of the Bowthorpe housing estate, with Bowthorpe Park between the north of the estate and Dereham Road, the Yare Marshland and Bowthorpe Southern Park bordering the south and west of the estate. Bowthorpe Ward falls within the Norwich South constituency, held by the Labour Member of Parliament Clive Lewis since 2015. Although the ward returned several Conservative councillors to Norwich City Council in the late 2000s, it is presently provides 3 safe seats for the Labour Party, following the 2019 local elections represented by Councillors Sally Button, Sue Sands and Mike Sands. Bowthorpe is home to three schools. One infant school is located in Clover Hill, the other schools are located in Chapel Break. There was a Bowthorpe High School, located in nearby Earlham.

Bowthorpe High School has since been replaced with a fire station. The nearest high schools to Bowthorpe are Ormiston Victory Academy, the City Academy Norwich. Bowthorpe is served by a frequent bus service, operated by First Norfolk & Suffolk, to the University of East Anglia and Norwich University Hospital, West Earlham, Norwich City Centre and Old Catton. Bowthorpe makes a notable contribution to local sport, providing grounds for Norwich's largest 5-a-side football complex, it has been home to a few sportsmen, including Paul McVeigh. Bowthorpe was the home of Sunday League team Wendene Wanderers, who folded towards the end of 2010 due to lack of finance. Wendene was a youth club, with many teams ranging from Under-6s to Under-16s. Herbie Hide Paul McVeigh Martin Tyler Media related to Bowthorpe at Wikimedia Commons


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