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Geography of Slovakia

Slovakia is a landlocked Central European country with mountainous regions in the north and flat terrain in the south. Land use: agricultural land: 40.1% arable land: 28.9%. The northernmost point is near Beskydok, a mountain on the border with Poland near the village of Oravská Polhora in the Beskids; the southernmost point is near the village of Patince on the Danube on the border with Hungary. The westernmost point is on the Morava River near Záhorská Ves on the Austrian border; the easternmost point is close to the summit of Kremenec, a mountain near the village of Nová Sedlica at the meeting point of Slovak and Ukrainian borders. The highest point is at the summit of Gerlachovský štít in the High Tatras, 2,655 m, the lowest point is the surface of the Bodrog River on the Hungarian border at 94 m; the country's area is 48,845 km2. 31 % is 17 % pastures, 41 % forests, 3 % cultivated land. The remaining 8% is covered with human structures and infrastructure, with rocky mountain ridges and other unimproved land.

Slovakia borders Poland in the north - 547 km, Ukraine in the east - 98 km, Hungary in the south - 679 km, Austria in the south-west - 106 km, the Czech Republic in the north-west - 252 km for a total border length of 1,672 km. Temperate; this article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website

2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women's national curling championship, was held from February 19 to February 27 at the Charlottetown Civic Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It was the 30th anniversary of Kruger Products sponsoring the tournament and the first time a Bronze Medal Game was added to the playoffs; the defending champions of team Jennifer Jones, are looking to win their fifth Scotties Championship. This will be the first Scotties appearance for the Jones' new third Kaitlyn Lawes, added to the team after Jones and crew parted ways with longtime third Cathy Overton-Clapham. After being kicked out of her old squad by the Jones team, Overton-Clapham announced that she hoped to once again return to the Scotties with a new team. After forming a new team, Overton-Clapham won the Manitoba Provincials, she will be making her skipping debut at this year's Scotties, with the goal of winning her record-tying sixth Scotties Championship. Looking to take home their province's first Scotties Championship, Suzanne Birt defeated last year's Scotties runner up Kathy O'Rourke in the provincial playdowns and, for the sixth time, will be representing Prince Edward Island at home in Charlottetown.

Kelly Scott is another former Scotties champion, looking to take home third title, will once again represent British Columbia. After losing the 2008 Scotties Tournament of Hearts to Jennifer Jones, Shannon Kleibrink will make her fourth Scotties appearance representing Alberta. Amber Holland and her team from Kronau are making their second appearance as Team Saskatchewan, looking to improve last year's record of 6-5. Making her sixth appearance in seven years, Kerry Galusha will be once again representing Yukon/Northwest Territories; the last two Scotties have seen Galusha's team in 2009 and Sharon Cormier in 2010 defeat defending champions Jennifer Jones in round robin play. This year they look to advance to the playoffs. Canadian junior champion Rachel Homan will be making her debut as skip, representing Ontario after defeating defending provincial champion Krista McCarville in the Ontario finals. Alongside Homan is former Canadian junior champion Stacie Devereaux who will represent Newfoundland and Labrador, making her skipping debut at the Scotties.

Making her fifth appearance as team New Brunswick is Andrea Kelly, she is looking to improve her record and is looking to win her first Scotties title. Heather Smith-Dacey will make her second appearance as skip at this year's Tournament of Hearts, representing Nova Scotia. Smith-Dacey and team pulled together when their skip, six time Scotties Champion, Colleen Jones, was hospitalized with meningitis, they managed to win their provincial title. Quebec was the last province to qualify. Six time provincial champion Marie-France Larouche defeated two time provincial champion Chantal Osborne. In her last four Scotties appearances, Larouche has made it to the playoffs but has been unsuccessful in winning a national title; this year Larouche is looking to take the title home.10 of the 12 skips are previous Canadian Junior Champions. Overton-Clapham won in 1989, Smith-Dacey in 1991, Holland in 1992, Jones in 1994, Scott in 1995, Larouche in 1999, Birt in 2001 & 2002, Kelly in 2005, Devereaux in 2007 and Homan in 2010.

Only Kleibrink and Galusha have not won a Junior title. Had Kleibrink lost to 1996 champion Heather Nedohin in the Alberta final, it would have been 11 teams. ** For Draw 9 Only Meakin moved to Third, Fallis to Lead, Westcott to Alternate Final Round Robin Standings All times local February 19, 2:30 PM AT February 19, 7:30 PM AT February 20, 9:30 AM AT February 20, 2:30 PM AT February 20, 7:30 PM AT February 21, 9:30 AM AT February 21, 2:30 PM AT February 21, 7:30 PM AT February 22, 9:30 AM AT February 22, 2:30 PM AT February 22, 7:30 PM AT February 23, 9:30 AM AT February 23, 2:30 PM AT February 23, 7:30 PM AT February 24, 9:30 AM AT February 24, 2:30 PM AT February 24, 7:30 PM AT February 25, 2:30 PM AT February 25, 7:30 PM AT February 26, 12:00 PM AT February 26, 5:00 PM AT February 27, 2:30 PM AT February 27, 7:30 PM AT First end By virtue of winning the 1 vs. 2 game, Jennifer Jones would start the game with hammer, they had the right to choose the colour of stones. Jones picked red. On Jones' first rock, she makes a double take out to sit two.

Amber Holland ends up rolling off of it into the open. This allows Jones the opportunity to hit it, which she does, scoring three. Second end Kim Schneider splits a Saskatchewan rock biting the house in. Saskatchewan remains sitting two when Jones on her last rock of the end rolls out. Holland draws for her second point. Third end Saskatchewan puts on the pressure without the hammer in the third end. On her last stone, Holland hits a Canada rock to sit three. Jones must draw to the full eight against three Saskatchewan stones to score a point, is successful. Fourth end On her last stone, Saskatchewan's Tammy Schneider makes a fluke double raise which promotes a Saskatchewan rock to the button. Jones plays the end to force Saskatchewan to the one point by playing guards. After Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes puts a second Canada stone frozen on to Saskatchewan's shot rock, the Saskatchewan team opts to guard. On her last rock, Jones attempts a raise on her own onto the frozen rock, but it hits too little of it.

Amber Holland has no shot for a second point, opts to throw her final shot through the rings. Fifth end After Kim Schneider rolls out on her second shot hit, Kaitlyn Lawes responds by hitting it a sitting two for Canada. Holland's final shot is a long double. Jennifer Jones draws to an open house for her second po

Dutch Sign Language

Dutch Sign Language is the sign language used by deaf people in the Netherlands and is not recognized. As of 1995, more and more schools for the deaf in The Netherlands teach Signed Dutch; this uses the grammar of Dutch rather than NGT. In September 2019, D66, PvdA and CU proposed a bill of law initiative for official recognition of NGT. NGT is not the same as Flemish Sign Language, may not be related to it. There are five schools for deaf children in the country, with the first being built at the end of the 18th century and the rest between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. While the first school used a manual method to teach the language, signing was prohibited in each of the latter schools and they instead tended to use an oral method of teaching. Today, because of cochlear implants, education is leaning towards oralist methods. Fingerspelling Legal recognition of sign languages List of sign languages Sign Language Studies "Did You Know Dutch Sign Language Is Vulnerable?"

Endangered Languages. N.p. n.d. Web. Kimmelman, V.. Information structure in Russian Sign Language and Sign Language of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication. Bank, R. Crasborn, O. & van Hout, R.. Variation in mouth actions with manual signs in Sign Language of the Netherlands. Sign Language & Linguistics, 14, 248–270. Crasborn, O. van der Kooij, E. Ros, J. & de Hoop, H.. Topic agreement in NGT. Linguistic Review, 26, 355–370. Doi:10.1515/tlir.2009.013 Crasborn, O. van der Kooij, E. Waters, D. Woll, B. & Mesch, J.. Frequency distribution and spreading behavior of different types of mouth actions in three sign languages. Sign Language & Linguistics, 11, 45–67. De Clerck, L. & van der Kooij, E.. Modifiable and intensifier self in Dutch and Sign Language of the Netherlands. Linguistics In The Netherlands, 2261–72. Sandler, W. & Lillo-Martin, D.. Sign language and linguistic universals. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. Schermer, T.. Sign Language Planning in the Netherlands between 1980 and 2010.

Sign Language Studies, 12, 467–493. Zwets, M.. Locating the difference: A comparison between Dutch pointing gestures and pointing signs in Sign Language of the Netherlands. Proefschrift Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor in het jaar. Online Video Dictionary in Dutch - choose the "Gebaren" menu and click on "Gebarenwoordenboek". Online Lexicon with several methods to practice NGT in Dutch - NGT Lexicon free to search and usable with Google Translate. Dutch Sign Language Word play in sign language

Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh is a professor in applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford University. Born in Israel in 1969, Boneh obtained his Ph. D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1996 under the supervision of Richard J. Lipton. Boneh is one of the principal contributors to the development of pairing-based cryptography from the Weil Pairing, along with Matt Franklin of the University of California, Davis, he joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1997, became professor of computer science and electrical engineering. He teaches massive open online courses on the online learning platform Coursera. In 1999 he was awarded a fellowship from the Lucile Packard Foundation. In 2002, he co-founded; the company was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2015. In 2018, Boneh became co-director of the newly founded Center for Blockchain Research at Stanford, predicting at the time that "Blockchains will become critical to doing business globally.". Dr. Boneh is known for putting his entire introduction cryptography course for free online.

That course is available via Coursera. 2016 Elected to the US National Academy of Engineering 2016 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery 2014 ACM Prize in Computing 2013 Gödel Prize, with Matthew K. Franklin and Antoine Joux, for his work on the Boneh–Franklin scheme 2005 RSA Award 1999 Sloan Research Fellowship 1999 Packard Award Some of Boneh's results in cryptography include: 2018: Verifiable Delay Functions 2015: Privacy-preserving proofs of solvency for Bitcoin exchanges 2010: Efficient Identity-Based Encryption from Learning with Errors Assumption 2010: He was involved in designing tcpcrypt, TCP extensions for transport-level security 2005: A homomorphic cryptosystem 2005: The first broadcast encryption system with full collision resistance 2003: A timing attack on OpenSSL 2001: An efficient identity-based encryption system based on the Weil pairing. 1999: Cryptanalysis of RSA when the private key is less than N0.292 1997: Fault-based cryptanalysis of public-key systems 1995: Collision resistant fingerprinting codes for digital data 1995: Cryptanalysis using a DNA computer Some of his contributions in computer security include: 2007: "Show that the time web sites take to respond to HTTP requests can leak private information."

2005: PwdHash a browser extension that transparently produces a different password for each site Dan Boneh's Home Page Dan Boneh's Stanford Research Group

M├ętral submachine gun

The Métral submachine gun is a submachine gun designed by Swiss army reserves officer Gérard Métral intended for clandestine manufacture and distribution during foreign occupation circumstances. It is select fire, Uzi type design, open bolt submachine gun, with a side folding stock; the design and function of the parts is based on various existing submachine guns, along with some of the authors innovations and solutions, for example the bolt construction and folding stock. Although the subtitle of the book detailing its design and constructions calls it "homemade", the design is intended for a more professional mass-production kind of manufacture, its designer calls for any constructor to be skilled at metalwork, with access to a shop lathe, drill press and milling machine. Métral himself says of the main spring and magazine construction: "Try doing it yourself only if you have no other choice" and calls them "difficult to build"; some parts need hardening, beyond the means of an amateur, several parts are intended to be purchased or having them made to order.

However care has been taken to keep the appearance of all the separate parts as unsuspicious as possible

ClipBook Viewer

ClipBook Viewer is a discontinued utility included in the Windows NT family of operating system that allows users to view the contents of the local clipboard, clear the clipboard or save copied and cut items. A feature restricted version, called Clipboard Viewer, is earlier. ClipBook Viewer was first introduced in Windows for Workgroups 3.1. It allows users to store clipboard contents in ClipBook pages, share the contents of the clipboard with other users or save the clipboard contents to a file to reuse them later; the View menu allows viewing clipboard contents in various formats such as plain text, Unicode, HTML, RTF and OLE private data. In Windows XP, it is not listed in the Start menu and can only be access through its executable file, ClipBrd.exe. Windows NT relies on NetDDE and a Windows service called "Clipbook" to share ClipBook pages; each shared page support an access control list that defines whether they can be seen, linked to, or modified. ClipBook Viewer has been removed from Windows Vista and later.

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