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Great Isaac Cay, Bahamas

Great Isaac Cay is a small Bahamian island located about 20 miles NNE of the Bimini Islands. It is accessible only by boat; the most prominent feature of the island is its lighthouse, erected in 1859, stands about 151 feet tall. It has been claimed. In the late 19th century local lore tells of a ship wreck on the island with one survivor, an infant; the child's distraught mother, known as the Grey Lady, is said to haunt the island to this day, wailing in sorrow during the full moon. On August 4, 1969, the station was discovered to have been abandoned by its two keepers, who were never found. Many believers in the Bermuda Triangle claim that the keepers were two more victims lost to its mysterious forces. However, the hurricane record from 1969 indicates that Hurricane Anna, the first hurricane of 1969, on 1–2 August, passed close enough to Great Isaac Island to cause dangerous weather for the tiny rock island. By the 4th of August, the hurricane was well into the Atlantic Ocean; the grounds are open to the public, although the lighthouse itself has had stairs removed to block access to the interior of that structure.

The keepers’ house and assorted buildings are crumbling into ruins. The derelict collection of abandoned buildings make Great Isaac Cay a popular destination for boaters. List of lighthouses in the Bahamas


OceanaGold Corporation is a multinational, mid-tier gold mining company with significant global operating and exploration experience. OceanaGold’s operating assets are located in the Philippines, New Zealand and the United States and include: the Didipio Gold-Copper Mine on Luzon Island in the Philippines. OceanaGold is publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ‘OGC’. 2017 was a record year of financial and operating performance for OceanaGold. For the sixth consecutive year the company achieved their full-year production and cost guidance, producing 574,606 ounces of gold, 18,351 tonnes of copper, delivering a record revenue of $724 million. OceanaGold owns four operating assets, these include the Macraes and Waihi Gold Mines in New Zealand, the Didipio Gold and Copper Mine in the Philippines and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; each of the company’s operating assets hold additional growth potential. The Macraes Goldfield is an open pit and underground operation in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.

New Zealand’s largest gold producing operation, it has produced over 4 million ounces of gold to date. Macraes produced 160, 266 ounces of gold in 2017; the Waihi Gold Mine is an underground operation in Waikato in the North Island of New Zealand. In March 2018 the company announced the commencement of the resource consenting process to construct and operate a new underground mine. Waihi produced 119,084 ounces of gold in 2017; the Didipio Gold-Copper Mine is an underground operation in Luzon. Didipio produced 176,790 ounces of gold and 18,351 tonnes of copper in 2017. Didipio has been internationally recognized for exceptional safety and social development performance. OceanaGold acquired the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina as an exploration project in 2015. Construction was completed in 2016 and Haile achieved commercial production in October 2017. Haile is an open pit operation, produced 118,466 ounces of gold in 2017. OceanaGold acquired the El Dorado Project in El Salvador in late 2013 through the acquisition of Pacific Rim Mining Corp.

El Dorado operated as an underground mine from 1948 to 1953. At the time of its purchase by OceanaGold and today, El Dorado has been an exploration project and has not been an operating mine since 1953. OceanaGold does not plan future investments in El Salvador; the Reefton Restoration Project is a comprehensive closure and rehabilitation program underway at the former Reefton Mine on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Rehabilitation works to date have included ground preparation, including waste rock reshaping, backfilling operations and seedling coverage. OceanaGold has a growing and significant pipeline of strategic investments that include active option and joint venture agreements—one in New South Wales in Australia, one in New Zealand and four in the eight Basin of the United States of America and two in Argentina. OceanaGold has important equity positions in four exploration companies: Gold Standard Ventures Corp, NuLegacy Gold Corp, MOD Resources and Locrian Resources Inc.

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Hassan Jawhar

Hasan Johar is a member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, representing the first district. Johar obtained at PhD in political science from Florida State University and worked as a professor at Kuwait University before being elected to the National Assembly in 1996. While political parties are technically illegal in Kuwait, Johar affiliates with the Shia deputies. On December 4, 2008, Musallam Al-Barrak, Marzouq AlـHubaini, Ali AlـDeqbasi, Abdullah AlـBarghash submitted a draft law calling for the granting of Kuwaiti citizenship to all bidun residents in the country; the bill proposes that citizenship be granted to all bidun who were included in the 1965 census and who have no criminal record. The new draft law differs from previous bills as it does not impose any restrictions on the naturalization of bidun and does not set a ceiling for the number of bidun that can be granted citizenship, they suggested that the families of individuals who have died in service to the country be naturalized. In addition, the lawmakers affirmed their belief that the families of POWs and the children of those who were martyred during the invasion be granted citizenship.

The latest statistics reveal that more than 80,000 bidun reside in Kuwait. Amid rumors that the Kuwaiti government was going to change its textbooks to remove possible references to religion and extremism, Johar said, “I hope the government will not bow to external blackmail and threats... and be forced to delete important sections of Islamic education." According to Jawhar, the decision to rewrite textbooks came despite findings by specialist committees that current editions contain no references calling for violence and fanaticism or encouraging struggle against other religions. The committees found that those books contained sizable portions focusing on tolerance, equality, passion and respect for the rights of non-Muslims. Johar supported Kuwaiti women's right to vote, saying "By relating to Islam I can see -- and I consulted a lot of experts in this regard -- that there is no contradiction between the women's vote and our Islamic values." Johar has an ongoing feud with Education Minister Nouriya Al-Sabeeh.

In May 2008, Johar joined with Hussein Quwaian Al-Mutairi to accuse Al-Sabeeh of not cooperating with the Kuwaiti University teachers' union and to urge Prime Minister Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah not to retain her in the upcoming cabinet formation. In October 2008, Johar submitted a parliamentary request to publicly question Al-Sabeeh about her plans to introduce electronic learning into the school curriculums. On November 28, 2008, Johar joined MPs Abdullah Al-Roumi, Khaled AlـSultan Bin Essa, Musallam Al-Barrak, Marzouq AlـHubaini Al-Azmi in formulating a bill to extend the mandatory retirement age for Kuwaiti teaching staff at Kuwait University from 65 to 70 years, they argued that Item 32 of Law no. 15/1979 has denied the country services of able and intelligent academicians by restricting retirement age of Kuwaitis to 65 years. They recommended that a clause be added to the law such that the retirement age can become 70 years and can further be extended to 75 years

LOCUS (operating system)

LOCUS is a discontinued distributed operating system developed at UCLA during the 1980s. It was notable for providing an early implementation of the single-system image idea, where a cluster of machines appeared to be one larger machine. A desire to commercialize the technologies developed for LOCUS inspired the creation of the Locus Computing Corporation which went on to include ideas from LOCUS in various products, including OSF/1 AD and the SCO–Tandem UnixWare NonStop Clusters product; the LOCUS system was created at UCLA between 1980 and 1983, initial implementation was on a cluster of PDP-11/45s using 1 and 10 megabit ring networks, by 1983 the system was running on 17 VAX-11/750s using a 10 megabit Ethernet. The system was Unix compatible and provided both a single root view of the file system and a unified process space across all nodes; the development of LOCUS was supported by an ARPA research contract, DSS-MDA-903-82-C-0189. In order to allow reliable and rapid access to the cluster wide filesystem LOCUS used replication, the data of files could be stored on more than one node and LOCUS would keep the various copies up to date.

This provided good access times for files that were read more than they were written, the normal case for directories for example. In order to ensure that all access was made to the most recent version of any file LOCUS would nominate one node as the "current synchronization site" for a particular file system. All accesses to files a file system would need to be coordinated with the appropriate CSS; as with other SSI systems LOCUS sometimes found it necessary to break the illusion of a single system, notably to allow some files to be different on a per-node basis. For example, it was possible to build a LOCUS cluster containing both PDP-11/45 and VAX 750 machines, but instruction sets used were not identical, so two versions of each object program would be neededThe solution was to replace the files that needed to be different on a per node basis by special hidden directories; these directories would contain the different versions of the file. When a user accessed one of these hidden directories the system would check the user's context and open the appropriate file.

For example, if the user was running on one of the PDP-11/45's and typed the command /bin/who the system would find that /bin/who was a hidden directory and run the command /bin/who/45. Another user on a VAX node who typed /bin/who would run the command /bin/who/vax. LOCUS provided remote access to I/O devices. LOCUS provided a single process space. Processes could be created on any node on the system. Both the Unix fork and exec calls would examine an advice list which determined on which node the process would be run. LOCUS was designed to work with heterogeneous nodes, could decide to execute a process on a different node if it needed a particular instruction set; as an optimization a run call was added, equivalent to a combined fork and exec, thus avoiding the overhead of copying the process memory image to another node before overwriting it by the new image. Processes could use pipes for inter node communication, including named pipes, The LOCUS system was designed to be able to cope with network partitioning - one or more nodes becoming disconnected from the rest of the system.

As the file system was replicated the disconnected nodes could continue to access files. When the nodes were reconnected any files modified by the disconnected nodes would be merged back into the system. For some file types the system would perform the merge automatically, for others the user would be informed and tools were provided to allow access to the different versions of the file

Telecom Plus

Telecom Plus PLC is a multi-utility supplier based in the United Kingdom. It supplies gas, landline and mobile services to residences and businesses, it is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The Company was founded in 1996 as a telecommunications business, its first product, launched in 1997, was a least cost call routing'Smart Box', a gadget that plugs into a phone socket and routes the calls to alternative networks at a cheaper rate than British Telecom. In 2017 the company sold its 20% stake in Opus Energy to Drax Group; the company has two activities: Utility Warehouse operates a full landline telephony service, mobile telephony, broadband and electricity and a pre-paid VISA card. Telecommunications Management Limited operates a full landline telephony service to small and medium-sized enterprise customers, as well as operating the 1pMobile consumer MVNO; the company uses a multi-level marketing model to recruit distributors. Utility Warehouse website

188 (number)

188 is the natural number following 187 and preceding 189. 188 is an number 188 has 6 divisors: 1, 2, 4, 47, 94, 188 188 is a composite number 188 is a deficient number, as 148 is less than 188 188 is a happy number 188 is a nontotient 188 is an odious number 188 is an untouchable number 188 is the difference of 2 square numbers: 48 2 – 46 2 188 Menippe is a bright and rocky main belt asteroid NGC 188 is an open cluster in the constellation Cepheus MIL-STD-188 series of U. S. military standards relating to telecommunications United States Revenue Cutter Service Seminole, a 188-foot, 845-ton steamer, saw service during World War I USNS Aiken Victory was a United States Navy troop transport during the Korean War USNS Joshua Humphreys is a United States Navy Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler deactivated on October 1, 2006 USS Chotauk was a United States Navy unclassified miscellaneous vessel during World War II USS Goldsborough was a United States Navy Clemson-class destroyer during World War II USS Herkimer was a United States Navy Alamosa-class cargo ship during World War II USS Olmstead was a United States Navy Haskell-class attack transport during World War II USS O'Neill was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort during World War II USS Penobscot was a United States Navy Sotoyomo-class auxiliary fleet tug during World War II USS Sargo was a United States Navy Sargo-class submarine during World War II The 188th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War The 188th Fighter Squadron, a unit of the New Mexico Air National Guard, flies the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon The United States Air Force 188th Fighter Wing Air Combat Command-gained unit of the Air National Guard at Fort Smith, Arkansas The United States Army 188th Glider Infantry Regiment during World War II The United States Army 188th Infantry Brigade infantry brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia The German 188th Reserve Mountain Division during World War II Bristol 188 was a British supersonic research aircraft in the 1950s Casey Jones’s final trip was a 188-mile run from Memphis, Tennessee to Canton, Mississippi on April 29–30, 1900 Cessna 188 airplane produced between 1966 and 1983 Cosmos 188 Soyuz space mission on November 2, 1967 Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprop airliner Lockheed L-188 Electra crash in Angola on December 18, 1995 London Buses route 188 New Jersey Transit Bus 188 runs from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal to West New York, New Jersey The Rockwood/East 188th Avenue, Oregon light rail station on the MAX Blue Line The Belgian television show “Artikel 188” starring Leo Madder in 1968 188 is also: The year AD 188 or 188 BC The atomic number of an element temporarily called Unoctoctium Minuscule 188 is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment ROD-188 is a sedative drug structurally derived from the GABAA antagonist bicuculline List of highways numbered 188 United Nations Security Council Resolution 188 United States Supreme Court cases, Volume 188 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Number Facts and Trivia: 188 Prime curiosities: 188 The Number 188 Number Gossip: 188 The Positive Integer 188 VirtueScience: 188