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Grace Darling

Grace Horsley Darling was an English lighthouse keeper's daughter. Her participation in the rescue of survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838 brought her national fame; the paddlesteamer ran aground on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland in northeast England. Grace Darling was born on 24 November 1815 at her grandfather's home in Northumberland, she was the seventh of nine children born to William and Thomasin Darling, when only a few weeks old she was taken to live on Brownsman Island, one of the Farne Islands, in a small cottage attached to the lighthouse. Her father ran the lighthouse for Trinity House and earned a salary of £70 per annum with a bonus of £10 for satisfactory service; the accommodation was basic and the lighthouse was not in the best position to guide shipping to safety, so in 1826 the family moved to the newly constructed lighthouse on Longstone Island. Longstone Lighthouse had better accommodation, but the island itself was less hospitable, so William would row back to Brownsman to gather vegetables from their former garden and to feed the animals.

The family spent most of their time on the ground floor of the lighthouse which consisted of a large room, heated by a wood stove. The room was their living room, dining room and kitchen in one and had a spiral staircase leading to three bedrooms above and the light at the top of the tower. In the early hours of 7 September 1838, looking from an upstairs window, spotted the wreck and survivors of the Forfarshire on Big Harcar, a nearby low rocky island; the Forfarshire had foundered on the rocks and broken in half: one of the halves had sunk during the night. She and her father William determined that the weather was too rough for the lifeboat to put out from Seahouses, so they took a rowing boat across to the survivors, taking a long route that kept to the lee side of the islands, a distance of nearly a mile. Darling kept the coble steady in the water while her father helped four men and the lone surviving woman, Sarah Dawson, into the boat. Although she survived the sinking, Mrs. Dawson had lost her two young children during the night.

William and three of the rescued men rowed the boat back to the lighthouse. Darling remained at the lighthouse while William and three of the rescued crew members rowed back and recovered four more survivors. Meanwhile, the lifeboat had set out from Seahouses but arrived at Big Harcar rock after Darling and her father had completed their rescue operation: all they found were the bodies of Mrs Dawson's children and of a clergyman, it was too dangerous to return to North Sunderland. Darling's brother, William Brooks Darling, was one of the seven fishermen in the lifeboat; the weather deteriorated to the extent that everyone was obliged to remain at the lighthouse for three days before returning to shore. The Forfarshire had been carrying 62 people; the vessel broke in two immediately upon hitting the rocks. Those rescued by Darling and her father were from the bow section of the vessel, held by the rocks for some time before sinking. All that remained at daybreak was the portside paddlebox casing.

Nine other passengers and crew had managed to float off a lifeboat from the stern section before it too sank, were picked up in the night by a passing Montrose sloop and brought into South Shields that same night. As news of her role in the rescue reached the public, her combination of bravery and simple virtue set her out as exemplary, led to an uneasy role as the nation's heroine. Grace and her father were awarded the Silver Medal for bravery by the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck named the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Subscriptions and donations totaling over £700 were raised for her, including £50 from Queen Victoria, her unexpected wealth and fame were such that the Duke of Northumberland took on a role as her self-appointed guardian and founder of a trust, established to look after the donations offered to her. His personal gifts to her and her family included a silver teapot. In 1842, Darling fell ill while visiting the mainland and was in convalescence with her cousins, the MacFarlanes, in their house in Narrowgate, Alnwick.

The Duchess of Northumberland heard of her situation, arranged for her to be moved to better accommodation close to Alnwick Castle, tended to her in person as well as providing her with the services of the ducal family physician. Darling's condition declined, in the final stages of her illness she was conveyed to the place of her birth, in Bamburgh, she died of tuberculosis in October 1842, aged 26. She is buried in the churchyard of Bamburgh. An independent canopied monument, with her sleeping effigy holding an oar, lies at the west edge of the churchyard; the original statue lies within the church. The church has a stained glass window in her memory. Darling's achievement was celebrated in her lifetime: she received a large financial reward in addition to the plaudits of the nation. A number of fictionalised depictions propagated the Grace Darling legend, such as Grace Darling, or the Maid of the Isles by Jerrold Vernon, which gave birth to the legend of “the girl with windswept hair”, her deed was committed to verse by William Wordsworth in his poem Grace Darling.

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Brian MacWhinney

Brian James MacWhinney is a Professor of Psychology and Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. He specializes in first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, the neurological bases of language, he has written and edited several books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these subjects. MacWhinney is best known for his competition model of language acquisition and for creating the CHILDES and TalkBank corpora, he has helped to develop a stream of pioneering software programs for creating and running psychological experiments, including PsyScope, an experimental control system for the Macintosh. MacWhinney earned a B. A. in rhetoric and geology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965, at the age of 19. He subsequently received an M. A. in speech science and a Ph. D. in psycholinguistics, both from UC Berkeley. Prior to pursuing a full-time career as a scholar, MacWhinney worked as an elementary school teacher in the Oakland Unified School District from 1966–1968, a teaching associate at UC Berkeley from 1968–1973, a research associate at UC Berkeley from 1972–1973, a research psychologist at UC Davis from 1973-1974.

MacWhinney was hired for his first full-time academic position in 1974 as a tenure-track professor of psychology at the University of Denver. In 1981, he was invited to join the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where he has remained since. In 2001, MacWhinney served as a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Hong Kong University. Many organizations and academic institutions, including the International Association for the Study of Child Language, National Research Council, Brain Map Advisory Board, have honored MacWhinney for the quality of his research and scholarship. MacWhinney's professional service activities include active participation on the governing boards of several professional associations, academic journals, grant agencies, he has served as a university program reviewer and as an ad hoc reviewer for several prestigious journals including Science and Psychological Bulletin and Review, he holds membership and fellowship in many prominent professional societies, including the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Society, Association for Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science Society, International Association for Child Language, Linguistic Society of America, Psychonomic Society, Society for Research in Child Development.

MacWhinney has two sons. He is fluent in six languages, including English, German, French and Italian, has presented his research in many countries around the world. MacWhinney has developed a model of first and second language acquisition as well as language processing called the competition model; this model views language acquisition as an emergentist phenomenon that results from competition between lexical items, phonological forms, syntactic patterns, accounting for language processing on the synchronic and phylogenetic time scales. Empirical studies based on the competition model have shown that learning of language forms is based on the accurate recording of many exposures to words and patterns in different contexts; the predictions of the competition model have been supported by research in the realms of psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive development. MacWhinney developed and directs the CHILDES and TalkBank corpora, two used databases for language acquisition research.

He manages a TalkBank project, together with Nan Bernstein Ratner. The CHILDES system provides tools for studying conversational interactions; these tools include a database of transcripts, programs for computer analysis of transcripts, methods for linguistic coding, systems for linking transcripts to digitized audio and video. The CHILDES database includes a rich variety of computerized transcripts from language learners. Most of these transcripts record spontaneous conversational interactions. There are transcripts from bilingual children, older school-aged children, adult second-language learners, children with various types of language disabilities, aphasics who are trying to recover from language loss; the transcripts include data on the learning of 26 different languages. TalkBank contains CHILDES as well as additional linguistic data from older children and adults, including people with aphasia, second language learners, adult conversation, classroom language learning data. Support for the construction and maintenance of the databases comes from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Science Foundation Linguistics Program.

MacWhinney's work has focused on aspects of second language learning and the neural bases of language as revealed by the development of children with focal brain lesions. He has begun to explore a new form of linguistic functionalism, which relates the communicative functions postulated by the competition model to the process of perspective-taking; this process allows the human mind to construct an ongoing cognitive simulation based on linguistic abstractions grounded on perceptual realities. The perspective-taking approach views the forms of grammar as emerging from repeated acts of perspective-taking and perspective-switching. Grammatical devices such as pronouns, case and attachment can all be seen as ways of expressing shifts in a ego-centered perspective. One major goal in this new li

Banner University Medical Center Tucson

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Medical Center, is a private, non-profit, 479-bed acute-care teaching hospital located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. BUMCT is part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences center campus which includes the university's Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, it is Southern Arizona's only Level I trauma center for pediatric patients. BUMCT is one of two University of Arizona affiliated academic medical centers in Tucson with Banner - University Medical Center South being the other such institution; the area's only dedicated children's hospital, Banner Children's at Diamond Children's Medical Center, is located within and adjacent to BUMCT. When founded in 1971, the hospital was part of the University of Arizona. In the 1980s, it became a separate entity but, in 2010, was reintegrated into the University of Arizona under the name UA Health Network; the 2011 name change to the University of Arizona Medical Center reflected the need to combine all University of Arizona affiliated medical services: University Medical Center, University Physicians Healthcare, the College of Medicine.

In 2015, Banner Health based in Phoenix, merged with UAHN and began a 30-year affiliation with the University of Arizona in which the facility was renamed to its present designation. As part of the merger between UAHN and Banner Health, the latter committed $500 million towards the construction of a new hospital and nearby outpatient clinic building. Designed by Shepley Bulfinch and built as a joint venture between Sundt and DPR Construction, groundbreaking occurred in early 2016; the new $306 million, nine-story hospital tower will contain over 200 new patient rooms and 19 new operating rooms. The tower was topped out February 2017 is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2019; when finished, it will be the 5th tallest building in Tucson. On January 8, 2011 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in an assassination attempt. Having been critically wounded after suffering a single gunshot wound to the head and many of the other 18 wounded individuals were promptly evacuated by helicopter to this facility.

Giffords underwent emergency surgery to save her life and many attribute her survival to the swift actions of the university's doctors. After her condition improved, doctors deemed her safe to travel so that she could begin speech and occupational therapy. Giffords was flown by plane to Houston's Memorial Hermann Medical Center on January 21, 2011 to continue therapy. In total, 6 people died including federal District Court Chief Judge John Roll. Through the University of Arizona College of Medicine, BUMCT hosts nearly 50 residency and fellowship programs across every speciality in medicine. Over 600 residents at fellows train at BUMCT and Banner - University Medical Center South and all physicians who practice at these facilities have University of Arizona faculty appointments. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson serves as the primary clinical partner for the University of Arizona Health Sciences' numerous multidisciplinary institutes and centers for excellence; these programs are a collaboration between the five colleges that comprise the UAHS: the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, College of Medicine - Phoenix, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center The University of Arizona Cancer Center Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Arizona Center on Aging University of Arizona Liver Research Institute Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center Arizona Respiratory Center The University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Valley Fever Center for Excellence VIPER InstituteAdjacent and interrelated to BUMCT is the Arizona Cancer Center, an NCI cancer research and treatment facility. The medical center serves as the site of the programs' numerous clinical trials. Besides the hospital, Banner Health, via its University Medicine division, operates two hospital-based physician offices in Tucson, one hospital-based physician office in Green Valley and one medical transplant physician office in Phoenix. BUMCT is accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

BUMCT is an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Hospital. For 2017, U. S. News and World Report ranked BUMCT #39 for Nephrology, #46 for Geriatrics and high-performing in five other specialties; the hospital specializes in multidisciplinary transplant programs and its blood and marrow transplant programs are among the best in the Southwest. Since 2005, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been listed as one of Solucient's Top 100 Hospitals. BUMC Tucson has been ranked among the United States' best hospitals, according to U. S. News and World Report's annual guide to "America’s Best Hospitals." HealthGrades, a healthcare rating company, has found BUMC to be one of the best hospitals in Coronary Intervention. Www.bannerhealth.com/tucson

City of Port Lincoln

The City of Port Lincoln is a local government area located on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It consists of one suburb - Port Lincoln, it is surrounded on land by the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, which has offices in Port Lincoln. The area was discovered and mapped by Matthew Flinders in 1802, who named the body of water Port Lincoln after his home county of Lincolnshire in England; the first white settlers in the area arrived in 1839. The settlement at Port Lincoln grew from 150 in the immediate aftermath of their arrival to 270 by 1840, on 29 June 1839, Port Lincoln was designated as an official port for trade; the town experienced strong development, by 1936 was regarded as "the principal seaport town of the Eyre Peninsula, as well as being a "favourite holiday resort" with sea connections from Port Adelaide. The district first gained local government in 1880, when the District Council of Lincoln was created for the Port Lincoln area, holding its first meeting in the Pier Hotel in July.

It was variously referred to in period newspapers as either the "Port Lincoln" or "Lincoln" council, but the landmark District Councils Act 1887, which undertook a major reorganisation of South Australian local government, referred to it as the District Council of Lincoln. The City of Port Lincoln municipality was created when the town of Port Lincoln incorporated and seceded from the district council in 1921, becoming the Corporate Town of Port Lincoln, it gained its present name when it was granted city status on 21 January 1971. The former District Council of Lincoln was renamed the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula in 1988, continues to serve the rural areas surrounding Port Lincoln; the boundaries of the City of Port Lincoln are contiguous with the town of Port Lincoln itself. The City of Port Lincoln has a directly-elected mayor. Joseph Scoresby Shepherd Arthur Leech David Otto Whait Richard Francis Poole Albert Kent Mullner Richard Francis Poole Herbert Heath Bascombe Joseph Patrick O'Leary William Arthur Trigg Percival Lincoln Puckridge Harold John Freeman Ilmar Tohver Harold Franklin Hunt Geoffrey Rex Davey Thomas George Secker Ronald Vincent Carey Peter Davis Bruce Green Official website LGA Site

Hazur Sahib Nanded–Shri Ganganagar Express

Hazur Sahib Nanded Shri Ganganagar Junction Express is an Express train belonging to Indian Railways North Western Railway zone that run between Hazur Sahib Nanded and Shri Ganganagar Junction in India. It operates as train number 12485 from Hazur Sahib Nanded to Shri Ganganagar Junction and as train number 12486 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Rajasthan; the train covers the distance of 1,960 km in 34 hours 15 mins at a speed of. The 12485 / 86 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Shri Ganganagar Junction Express has one AC 2 Tier, four AC 3-tier, seven sleeper class, six general unreserved & two SLR coaches, it doesn't carries a pantry car coach. As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand; the 12485 / 86 Hazur Sahib Nanded Shri Ganganagar Junction Express runs from Hazur Sahib Nanded via Purna Junction, Akola Junction, Itarsi Junction, Bhopal Junction, Bina Junction, Agra Cantonment, New Delhi, Bathinda Junction to Shri Ganganagar Junction.

12485 Hazur Sahib Nanded Shri Ganganagar Junction Express at India Rail Info 12486 Shri Ganganagar Junction Hazur Sahib Nanded Express at India Rail Info

Lions Nature Education Centre

Lion's Nature Education Centre is a facility situated on 34 hectares of land to the east of Hiram's Highway near Sai Kung Town, Hong Kong used for the purposes of public education, nature conservation and scientific studies. The centre includes many informative and attractive field and outdoor display areas, such as an arboretum, a rocks and mineral garden, a medicinal plants garden, a demonstration tree nursery, an insectarium and a shell house. Lions ECC Shell House is jointly sponsored by Lions Clubs International District 303, Shell Hong Kong Limited and Environmental Campaign Committee and now managed by Agriculture and Conservation Department; the Shell House displays several different shell species found in the Hong Kong environment, each of which bears a description of its composition, characteristics and distribution, anything else of special interest. Supplementing the displays are video programmes and information on the lime kiln industry, tree snails and corals in Hong Kong; the main objective of this museum is to increase people's awareness and to promote the conservation of sea life in Hong Kong.

Collections of shells in display cases are accompanied by descriptions of the different parts of shells. Other information, for example, how molluscs are classified and the characteristics of each of the five categories and how colours and patterns are formed are accompanied the displays, their shapes, their sculptures and commercial uses can be known in details. Other displays introduces detail classification and items of special interest, as well as introduce the habitat and distribution of different of shells, for example, scallop shells, thorny oysters, nautilus shells, volutes shells, dangerous shells and murex shells and their relatives. Display boards provide information on the lime kiln industry, codes of conduct and sea life conservation. Tree snails from around the world, corals found in Hong Kong and shellfish found in the seafood market are on display in the Shell House. Official website Lions Clubs