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Geography of the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago that comprises 7,641 islands with a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers. It is the world's 5th largest island country; the eleven largest islands contain 95% of the total land area. The largest of these islands is Luzon at about 105,000 square kilometers; the next largest island is Mindanao at about 95,000 square kilometers. The archipelago is around 800 kilometers from the Asian mainland and is located between Taiwan and Borneo; the Philippine archipelago is divided into three island groups: Luzon and Mindanao. The Luzon islands include Luzon itself, Mindoro, Masbate, Catanduanes and Polilio; the Visayas is the group of islands in the central Philippines, the largest of which are: Panay, Cebu, Leyte, Siquijor and Guimaras. The Mindanao islands include Mindanao itself, Siargao, Samal, plus the Sulu Archipelago, composed of Basilan and Tawi-Tawi; the Philippine archipelago lies in Southeast Asia in a position that has led to itself becoming a cultural crossroads - a place where Malays, Arabs, Spaniards and others had interacted to forge a unique cultural and racial blend.

The archipelago numbers some 7,641 islands. The Philippines occupies an area that stretches for 1,850 kilometers from about the fifth to the twentieth parallels north latitude; the total land area is 300,000 square kilometers. This makes it the 5th largest island country in the world. Only 1,000 of its islands are populated, fewer than one-half of these are larger than 2.5 square kilometers. Eleven islands make up 95 percent of the Philippine landmass, two of these — Luzon and Mindanao — measure 105,000 square kilometers and 95,000 square kilometers, respectively. They, together with the cluster of islands in Visayas in between them, represent the three principal regions of the archipelago that are identified by the three stars on the Philippine flag; the Philippines is broken up in many islands by the sea. This gives it the fifth longest coastline of 36,289 kilometers in the world; the Exclusive economic zone of the Philippines covers 2,263,816 km2, 200 nautical miles from its shores. Off the coast of eastern Mindanao is the Philippine Trench, which descends to a depth of 10,430 meters.

The Philippines is part of a western Pacific arc system characterized by active volcanoes. Among the most notable peaks are Mount Mayon near Legazpi City, Taal Volcano south of Manila, Mount Apo in Mindanao. All of the Philippine islands are prone to earthquakes; the northern Luzon highlands, or Cordillera Central, rise to between 2,500 meters and 2,750 meters, together with the Sierra Madre in the northeastern portion of Luzon and the mountains of Mindanao, boast rain forests that provide refuge for numerous upland tribal groups. The rain forests offer prime habitat for more than 500 species of birds, including the Philippine eagle, some 1,100 species of orchids, some 8,500 species of flowering plants; the country's most extensive river systems are the Pulangi River, which flows into the Mindanao River. Laguna de Bay, east of Manila Bay, is the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines. Several rivers have been harnessed for hydroelectric power. R To protect the country's biological resources, the government has taken a first step of preparing a Biodiversity Action Plan to address conservation of threatened species.

Most of the islands used to be covered by tropical rainforests. However, illegal logging has reduced forest cover to less than 10% of the total land area; the islands are volcanic in origin, being part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, are mountainous. The highest point in the country is the peak of Mount Apo in Mindanao, 2,954 meters above sea level; the second highest point can be found on Luzon at a peak 2,842 meters above sea level. The Philippine Archipelago is geologically part of the Philippine Mobile Belt located between the Philippine Sea Plate, the South China Sea Basin of the Eurasian Plate, the Sunda Plate; the Philippine Trench is a submarine trench 1,320 kilometers in length found directly east of the Philippine Mobile Belt and is the result of a collision of tectonic plates. The Philippine Sea Plate is subducting under the Philippine Mobile Belt at the rate of about 16 centimeters per year, its deepest point, the Galathea Depth, has a depth of 10,540 meters. The Philippine Fault System consists of a series of seismic faults that produce several earthquakes per year, most of which are not felt.

Many volcanoes in the country are active. Mount Pinatubo is notorious for its destructive VEI-6 eruption on June 15, 1991. Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes, had a VEI-3.7 eruption on January 12, 2020. Mount Mayon is renowned for having an perfect cone, but has a violent history of 47 eruptions since 1616 and its VEI-4 eruption on June 23, 1897 rained fire for seven days; the Batanes and Babuyan Islands are situated on the northernmost extremity of the Philippines at Luzon Strait facing Taiwan. It contains the northernmost point of land, the islet of Y'Ami in the Batanes Islands, separated from Taiwan by the Bashi Channel; this region stretches from Mairaira Point in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte in the north to Cochinos Poin

Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West is an American costume designer whose work has been recognized in numerous films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, State of Play, The Tree of Life, Seventh Son, The Revenant. West was a fashion designer in the San Francisco Bay Area, with her own clothing stores in Berkeley, including her "Identikit by Jacqueline West" line, her first film work was for Philip Kaufman on June. Brad Pitt has called her a "method costumer" after working with her in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. West has said she was influenced by her mother, an avant garde fashion designer in the 1940s and 1950s. Untitled Terrence Malick Project Live by Night The Revenant Knight of Cups Seventh Son The Gambler Behind the Seams: An Insider's Look at Costume Design -- herself Argo To the Wonder Water for Elephants The Tree of Life The Social Network State of Play The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button - documentary about the film: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Invasion Lonely Hearts Making the New World - documentary about the film: The New World The New World Down in the Valley The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Assembling the League - documentary on the making of the film: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen American Gun Leo The Banger Sisters Quills: Dressing the Part aka Dressing the Part with Costume Designer Jacqueline West Just One Night Quills Rising Sun Henry & June 2015 Nominated 88th Academy Awards Best Costume Design for: The Revenant 2011 Won Satellite Award Best Costume Design for: Water for Elephants 2009 Nominated 81st Academy Awards Best Costume Design for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 Nominated 62nd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 Nominated Costume Designers Guild Awards 2008 for Period Film Costumes for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 Nominated Satellite Award Best Costume Design for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2004 Nominated 30th Saturn Awards Best Costume Design for: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2001 Nominated 73rd Academy Awards Best Costume Design for: Quills 2001 Nominated PFCS Award Best Costume Design for: Quills 2000 Nominated BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design for: Quills Jacqueline West on IMDb

Berlin Heerstra├če station

Heerstraße is a railway station in Berlin, Germany. It is served by S-Bahn and trains; the station is today listed as a historical monument. The station is situated on the Heerstraße road, the major thoroughfare from Berlin's inner city to the west; the street, a section of the Bundesstraße 2 and 5 highways led to the former proving grounds in Döberitz, thus the name Heer. The large Grunewald forest with the Teufelsberg hill is located nearby in the south; the station opened on 1 November 1909, where the new Spandau suburban railway branched off the western continuation of the Berlin Stadtbahn line at Westkreuz station to reach the Berlin–Lehrte and Berlin–Hamburg railways at Spandau. While the line served to develop the Westend mansions' colony, the first section to Rennbahn station was built to reach the Rennbahn Grunewald - rebuilt as Deutsches Stadion due to host the 1916 Summer Olympics that never took place; the broad Heerstraße road was laid out a few years before and was used as a parade route by the passing Guards Corps of the Imperial German Army.

The station became part of the electrified S-Bahn commuter rail network in August 1928. Due to its direct connection to the city centre the station had been the site of official receptions: On 11 May 1925 the newly elected Reich President Paul von Hindenburg arrived here from Hanover, received by Chancellor Hans Luther, to take office the next day. After the Nazi seizure of power, the Heerstraße road became part of the monumental "East-West-Axis" avenue according to the Welthauptstadt Germania renewal plans. Both the street and the railway line were important transport links to the 1936 Summer Olympics at the Olympiastadion and the Olympic Village in Elstal. A "Strength Through Joy" City was laid out on the Messe fairground east of the station to receive and accommodate numerous visitors. One year on 27 September 1937, Adolf Hitler received the Italian Duce Benito Mussolini at the station and carried him in a triumphal procession to the Reich Chancellery. Plans drafted in 1938 to rebuilt the entrance hall in a lavish Nazi neoclassical style as Mussolini-Bahnhof were never carried out.

On 4 July 1944 resistance fighter Adolf Reichwein, on his way to a conspirative meeting with Communist Party leaders to prepare for the 20 July plot, was betrayed and arrested by Gestapo henchmen at Heerstraße station. Damaged in World War II, the entrance hall in 1959 was rebuilt in a simplified style. In 1980 train services by the Deutsche Reichsbahn discontinued and were not resumed until after German reunification; the adjacent Heerstraße Bridge across the tracks was rebuilt from 1994 to 1996. Restored, the station was re-opened on 16 January 1998

Virtua Tennis 3

Virtua Tennis 3 is the second arcade game sequel to Sega's tennis game franchise, Virtua Tennis. The arcade version of Virtua Tennis 3 is powered by the PC-based Sega Lindbergh arcade system board. Ports for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 consoles are available with a traditional collection of tennis minigames that the home versions of Virtua Tennis are known for. In 2009, Sega updated and re-created Virtua Tennis 3 in Virtua Tennis 2009. Besides having Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode from the arcade version, the home versions include a World Tour Mode and Court Games mode; these game modes replace the Challenge Mode, present in the arcade version. The Xbox 360 version has exclusive Xbox Live online tournaments and modes, whilst the PlayStation 3 version incorporates the option to control the game using the Sixaxis motion-sensitive controller. Both the 360 and PS3 versions offer native 1080p support. A playable game demo of the Xbox 360 version was released on Xbox Live Marketplace on March 16, 2007.

This is the main mode of the game. In this mode, the user creates a tennis player, enters the SPT World Tour with a ranking position of 300th, with the goal of becoming the number 1; the player needs to improve his ranking by winning matches and tournaments, as well as his abilities by completing training minigames and academy exercises. This mode allows the player to interact with the featured professional tennis players; this mode is similar to the arcade version of the game. The user can select either a featured professional player or one of his created players, must win 5 matches in different surfaces and venues to win the tournament. If the player performs well enough and gets a good rank, he is challenged by Duke, one of the game's bosses. However, if the player performs well in the tournament but achieves a mediocre rank, he is challenged by King instead; this mode allows the user to play single matches with customized options, such as the player, the opponent and the court. This mode is dedicated to multiplayer gaming.

Arcade versionArcade Belgium 19/20PS3 versionIGN 7.8/10 GameBrink 78/100 Electronic Gaming Monthly 7.33/10 Play UK 90/100 Edge 8/10 PSM3 85/100 Pelit 88/100 Pure Magazine 9/10 Official UK PlayStation Magazine 8/10 GameSpot 8.2/10Xbox 360 versionIGN 8.0/10 Electronic Gaming Monthly 7.33/10 360 Gamer Magazine 9/10 Official Xbox Magazine 9/10 Eurogamer 9/10 GameTrailers 8.4/10The average scores on GameRankings are 81% for the PlayStation 3, 80% for the Xbox 360, 79% for PC and PlayStation Portable. On Metacritic both PlayStation 3 and PSP versions got 79% while Xbox 360 got 80%. North American website Japanese website

AT (form factor)

In the era of IBM compatible personal computers, the AT form factor referred to the dimensions and layout of the motherboard for the IBM AT. Like the IBM PC and IBM XT models before it, many third-party manufacturers produced motherboards compatible with the IBM AT form factor, allowing end users to upgrade their computers for faster processors; the IBM AT became a copied design in the booming home computer market of the 1980s. IBM clones made at the time began contributing to its popularity. In the 1990s many computers still used its variants. Since 1997, the AT form factor has been supplanted by ATX; the original AT motherboard known as "Full AT", is 13.8 × 12 inches, which means it will not fit in "mini desktop" or "minitower cases". The board's size means that it takes up space behind the drive bays, making installation of new drives more difficult; the power connectors for AT motherboards are sockets. As designed by IBM, the connectors are mechanically keyed so that each can only be inserted in its correct position, but some clone manufacturers cut costs and used unkeyed connectors.

The two power connectors it requires are not distinguishable, leading many people to damage their boards when they were improperly connected. Technicians developed mnemonic devices to help assure proper installation, including "black wires together in the middle" and "red and red and you are dead." In 1985 IBM introduced Baby AT and soon after all computer makers abandoned AT for the cheaper and smaller Baby AT form factor, using it for computers that spanned several generations, from those that used 286 processors to the P5 Pentium and a limited number of Pentium II systems. These motherboards have similar mounting hole positions and the same eight card slot locations as those with the AT form factor, but are 2 inches narrower and marginally shorter; the size 13 × 8.5 in and flexibility of this kind of motherboard were the key to success of this format. The development of bigger CPU coolers—and the fact that they blocked full-length PCI and ISA cards—spelled the end of Baby AT and was the main impetus for its successor ATX.

While the AT standard is now considered to be obsolete, some industrial computers still use it. In 1995, Intel introduced ATX, a form factor which replaced older Baby AT motherboards. During the late 1990s, a great majority of boards were either Baby AT or ATX. Many motherboard manufacturers favored Baby AT over ATX as many computer cases and power supplies in the industry were still designed for AT boards and not ATX boards; the lack of an eighth slot on ATX motherboards kept it from being used in some servers. After the industry shifted to ATX motherboard configurations, it became common to design cases and power supplies to support both Baby AT and ATX motherboards; the connector at the board is two Molex 15-48-0106 connectors. This mates with a Molex 90331. Motherboards of AT and Baby AT Baby AT Power Supply Baby AT Case Full AT Case Full AT Power Supply ATX Power Supply Links AT power supply connectors with pinouts PC Magazine

MTV VMA Score 2005

MTV VMA Score 2005 is a two-part soundtrack album for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. The score was produced by Mike Shinoda and Lil Jon. An EP was released on August 2005 in support of the award function; the soundtrack was available for download on the website of MTV during 2005-2006, but the whole album was not available anywhere, so Shinoda released it separately for streaming on his official website on March 1, 2010. This is the first score by Shinoda, as well as Lil Jon; this was released during the period when Linkin Park went on hiatus and Shinoda was working on his side project Fort Minor from 2004-2006. In response to a January 2010 post on LPLive about the unreleased VMA tracks, on March 1, 2010, Mike posted on his blog, Mike Shinoda invited his fans to sing or rap on these songs posted on his website; the SoundCloud page said, In the score release, fans were treated to new score tracks as well as longer versions of the ones that were released by MTV. The unreleased track from the MTV VMA's turned out to be "Teletronic", the one from the LPU 9 video called "Catharsis".

In EP, the opening song is a short instrumental version of the song "100 Degrees", written by Shinoda from his Fort Minor mixtape We Major. A long version of the song was used in the score and the name was changed to "Hive"; the song "Hype" was released in the limited edition of the EP by Fort Minor, entitled Militia. In the score album, there was an unreleased track, not yet known, it was not included by Shinoda in score. It was going to be the third track of the score. Official Awards Website