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Geography of Martinique

Martinique is an island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Cuba and north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is part of the French West Indies. Area: total: 1,100 km² land: 1,060 km² water: 40 km² Area - comparative: more than six times the size of the City of Washington, D. C. Land boundaries: 0 km Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 nmi territorial sea: 12 nmi Climate: tropical; the north contains a volcano, Mt. Pelee. Black sand beaches exist in this region due to volcanism; the central zone is covered by the Pitons du Carbet - a mountain chain. Fields and pastures occupy the south along with numerous beaches. Martinique French West Indies This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website

Paul Wynnyk

Lieutenant General Paul Francis Wynnyk is a Canadian Army officer who served from 2016 to 2018 as Commander of the Canadian Army. On July 16, 2018, he was named Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, until his resignation in July 2019. Paul Wynnyk is of Ukrainian descent, the grandson of emigrants in Alberta from Radvantsi, Lviv region, in Western Ukraine, he was born in Edmonton on June 29, 1964, was raised in the village of Breton, Alberta. Wynnyk attended Royal Roads Military College and the Royal Military College of Canada, he was commissioned into the Canadian Military Engineers in 1986, he became commanding officer of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton in 1997, commander of 1 Area Support Group in 2004 and Assistant Commanding General at the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan in March 2009. He went on to be commander of Land Force Western Area in 2010, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army in 2012 and Commander of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and Chief of Defence Intelligence in July 2014.

In January 2016, it was announced that he would become Chief of the Army Staff and Commander of the Canadian Army. In his speech during the ceremony, Wynnyk gave credit to his parents for supporting him on the path to this point in his career. "My mom Joan, here today, has watched and supported my journey in uniform from cub scout, to army cadet, to reservist, to regular officer," he said. About his late father Walter, Wynnyk said, "As both my high school principal and the commanding officer of my army cadet corps, it was he who encouraged me to embark upon a career of military service. On July 16, 2018, he was named Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. In July 2019, Wynnyk resigned as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff after he claimed that Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance planned to replace him as the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Wynnyk claimed these plans were reversed when Vice-Admiral Norman settled with the government and retired from the military.

Wynnyk was the fifth vice-chief to serve under Vance. In October 2019, Wynnyk was appointed as Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs for the Government of Alberta. Wynnyk's personal awards and decorations include the following: He was a qualified Paratrooper and as such wore the Canadian Forces Jump Wings Command Commendation Media related to Paul Wynnyk at Wikimedia Commons

Ice Skating Institute

The Ice Skating Institute is a trade association for ice rinks, an international governing body for recreational figure skating. It was founded in 1959 to proliferate the building of permanent indoor ice rinks, which numbered fewer than 100 at the time, as well as to promote skating as a recreational activity. One of the founders was Michael Kirby; the ISI has developed a program of tests and competitions in all areas of figure skating, as well as limited areas of speed skating and ice hockey, from "Tot" levels to advanced tests that would provide interesting challenges to Olympic medalists. The ISI operates its programs independently from the International Skating Union, which regulates Olympic-style figure skating competitions, its national member federations such as U. S. Figure Skating. ISI competitions differ from those sanctioned by the ISU, USFSA, other ISU-affiliated national governing bodies in several ways. ISI competitions are judged and refereed exclusively by professional skating coaches, whose individual score sheets are not disclosed to the public.

In events that have specific required maneuvers, responsibility for judging those maneuvers is divided among the judges, with each responsible for two maneuvers, one or two other characteristics of the program, such as "correctness" or "duration". The event referee establishes a point range at the beginning of any given event, based on the number of skaters, except for mandatory penalty scores, the judges are required to stay within that range. ISI judging has an "against the book" concept, in which a skater, alone in his/her/their event competes against a standard of 80% of the possible points for first place, or 79.9% for second.. Competitions are structured to provide encouragement and reward participation by dividing competitors into small groups; when more than five skaters or teams are competing in the same event, those not placing in the top five are considered to be tied for sixth place. Competitions keep team standings, with each first-place award contributing five points to the skater's team, four points for second-place, so forth.

This serves to encourage maximum participation. The ISI does not have "qualifying" rounds or "qualifying" competitions: any individual member in good standing, not considered a professional skater may enter any event open to his or her age and test level, at any competition offering age- and level-appropriate events, with the only exception being that most rinks have "in-house" competitions, confined to those who skate at that rink. ISI competitions do not link events together: unlike serious competitions, in which skaters might be required to skate both "short" and "long" programs, with the final results being a composite of the two programs, each ISI event is a single program skated "in a vacuum." On the other hand, a typical ISI competition will offer a wide variety of individual events, including "freestyle," "footwork," "interpretive", several types of "spotlight" programs. The ISI still offers both testing and competition in figures, including not only standardized figures from the rulebook, but figures designed by the skaters themselves.

There is a certain amount of difference in competition judging, depending upon the attitudes and general emphasis of the host rink: rinks with strong programs in the serious end of the sport tend to structure and judge ISI competitions as if they were ISU or USFS competitions, whereas rinks catering to recreational skaters tend to structure and judge their competitions in such a way as to maximize the number of awards handed out. This difference is not so noticeable in events with two or more competitors, but is far more noticeable when skaters compete against the book; the ISI testing program is broader in scope than its counterpart in the serious end of the sport: tests are offered in a wider variety of disciplines, there are test levels ranging from elementary through the various "level 10" tests in the figure skating disciplines, which pose non-trivial challenges for world-class skaters. Most tests can be judged and certified by any professional member, but the higher levels must be judged by, or with mandatory video review by, judges selected by the national office.

Official ISI web site

Swiss Cancer Centre

The Swiss Cancer Center - Leman is an alliance against cancer forged between several academic and clinical institutions: the University Hospital of Lausnne, the University Hospitals of Geneva, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, as well as privileged partners. It sets out to rethink research in oncology by unlocking the power that resides in formative interactions between institutions and the development of collaborative expertise to improve outcomes; this alliance brings together, under a united and regional identity, all the specialists involved in the path from bench to bedside. Focusing their efforts on emerging fields within oncology, the partner institutions intend to develop innovative strategies such as immunotherapy and precision oncology to achieve personalized and predictive medical strategies that will revolutionize patient care; the SCCL conducts its research in a network of laboratories located within its constituent institutions.

The AGORA translational cancer research building in Lausanne, located close to the CHUV, will be an interdisciplinary ‘melting pot’ of laboratories tapped from all partner institutions for their envisaged synergies. The SCCL Executive Committee is composed of the senior directors in oncology of its partner institutions: Professor George Coukos, Head of the Department of oncology UNIL CHUV Professor Douglas Hanahan, Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research at EPFL Professor Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Head of the Department of oncology HUG UNIGE Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne University Hospital of Lausnne University Hospitals of Geneva University of Lausanne University of Geneva Fondation ISREC LUDWIG institute for cancer research The Agora, the flagship building of the Swiss Cancer Centre - Leman and puts into the practice the central vision of the SCCL has for cancer science and medicine. By bringing together more than 300 physician-scientists, cancer researchers and bio-engineers under the same roof, it is creating an interactive community involving complementary insight and expertise organized into ‘thematic neighborhoods’ within a single site.

Its innovative, open architecture with interaction spaces throughout aims to stimulate collegial exchanges across disciplines, between researchers and clinicians. As a result, the building will act as an arena of innovation in the fight against cancer; the visionary ISREC Foundation after having funded and overseen the construction of Agora, will continue to shepherd and inspire innovative translational cancer in the Agora building and the SCCL at large. Descriptif de la DIRECTION DES CONSTRUCTIONS CHUV Dossier des architectes BEHNISCH In 2016, the University Hospital of Lausanne inaugurated a cell production laboratory for cancer immunotherapy on the Biopôle campus. Lausanne campus Official page Page on the ISREC foundation website Page on the CHUV website

1973 Houston Astros season

The 1973 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 82–80, 17 games behind the Cincinnati Reds. November 27, 1972: Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris were traded by the Astros to the New York Mets for Tommie Agee. January 10, 1973: Mike Stanton was drafted by the Astros in the 1st round of the 1973 Major League Baseball draft. June 19, 1973: Dave Winfield of the San Diego Padres made his major league debut against the Astros. Winfield had one hit in four at-bats. July 31, 1973: Jesús Alou was purchased from the Astros by the Oakland Athletics. August 18, 1973: Tommie Agee was traded by the Astros to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dave Campbell and cash. June 5, 1973: 1973 Major League Baseball draft Ken Landreaux was drafted by the Astros in the 8th round, but did not sign. Mike Davey did not sign. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.


Auspace Pty Ltd was an Australian aerospace company formed on 7 June 1982 as a joint-venture between Hawker de Havilland Australia and SA Matra Espace. It was known for its work as a major contractor for the Keating National Space Program that took place between 1986 and 1996. In 2007 Auspace was acquired by the Nova Group, was absorbed into the two10degrees subsidiary in 2019. Before the National Space Program, Auspace was a large player in the Australian space industry, managing parts of the multi-million dollar UV-optical space telescope Starlab project; the working relationship formed with the Department of Industry and Commerce under the project would be beneficial when the National Space Program commenced a few years in 1986. Under the National Space Program, Auspace received 28% of all funds distributed, the most of any company besides British Aerospace Australia. Under the program Auspace developed instruments for CSIRO, Hispasat and multiple other major projects. In December 1988 Auspace was sold to Plessey Australia.

After the bankruptcy of Plessy that year, Auspace was bought by Matra Marconi Space. In 1992 the Auspace built Endeavour satellite made its inaugural launch, but failed to fulfill the mission requirements. In 1995 the satellite was relaunched. In 2007 Auspace was purchased by the Nova Group. In 2019 it was merged with two10degrees