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Honshu is the largest and most populous main island of Japan. It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits; the island separates the Sea of Japan, which lies to its north and west, from the North Pacific Ocean to the south and east. It is the 7th largest island in the world, the 2nd most populous after the Indonesian island of Java. Honshu had a population of 104 million as of 2017 concentrated in the coastal areas and plains. 30% of the total population resides in the Greater Tokyo Area on the Kantō Plain. As the historical center of Japanese cultural and political power, the island includes several past Japanese capitals, including Kyoto and Kamakura. Much of the island's southern shore forms part of the Taiheiyō Belt, a megalopolis that spans several of the Japanese islands. Most of Japan's industry is located in a belt running along Honshu's southern coast, from Tokyo to Nagoya, Osaka and Hiroshima.

The island is linked to the other three major Japanese islands by a number of tunnels. Its climate is mild; the island is 1,300 km long and ranges from 50 to 230 km wide, its total area is 227,960 km2, making it larger than the island of Great Britain 209,331 km2. Its land area has been increasing with land reclamation and coastal uplift in the north due to plate tectonics with a convergent boundary. Honshu has 10,084 kilometres of coastline. Mountainous and volcanic, Honshu experiences frequent earthquakes; the highest peak is the active volcano Mount Fuji at 3,776 m, which makes Honshu the world's 7th highest island. There are many rivers, including Japan's longest; the Japanese Alps span the width of Honshu, from the'Sea of Japan' coast to the Pacific shore. The climate is humid subtropical in western Japan and humid continental in the north. Honshu is connected to the islands of Hokkaido and Shikoku by tunnels and bridges. Three bridge systems have been built across the islands of the Inland Sea between Honshu and Shikoku, the Seikan Tunnel connects Honshu with Hokkaido, the Kanmonkyo Bridge and Kanmon Tunnel connects Honshu with Kyushu.

Its population was 104 million people, according to a 2017 estimate. This represents 81.3 percent of the entire population of Japan. The island is divided into five nominal regions and contains 34 prefectures, including metropolitan Tokyo. Administratively, some smaller islands are included within these prefectures, notably including the Ogasawara Islands, Sado Island, Izu Ōshima, Awaji Island; the regions and its prefectures are: Most of Japan's tea and silk is from Honshu. Fruits, grains and cotton are grown in Honshu. Niigata is noted as an important producer of rice; the Kantō and Nōbi plains produce rice and vegetables. Yamanashi is a major fruit-growing area, Aomori is famous for its apples. Rare species of the lichen genus. Yields of zinc and oil have been found on Honshu. Japanese archipelago Geography of Japan Hokkaido Kyushu Shikoku Okinawa

Nong Bua Rawe District

Nong Bua Rawe is a district of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand. The area was a tambon of Chatturat District, it was separated and together with tambon Wang Takhe became a minor district on 17 April 1978. It was upgraded to a full district on 1 January 1988. Neighboring districts are Nong Bua Daeng, Ban Khwao, Sap Yai, Thep Sathit, Phakdi Chumphon. Sai Thong National Park is in the district; the district is divided into five subdistricts. There are three subdistrict municipalities, each covering the whole same-named subdistrict: Nong Bua Tawe, Huai Yae, Khok Sa-at; the remaining two subdistricts have a tambon administrative organization. Website of district Sai Thong National Park

Wenzel Pichl

Václav Pichl was a Czech classical composer of the 18th Century. He was a violinist, music director and writer. Pichl was born at Bohemia, his first musical training was at Bechyne with the cantor Jan Pokorný. He served as a singer between the years 1752-1758 at the Jesuit college at Březnice. In Prague, he was a violinist at the Jesuit seminary of Saint Wenceslaus and his studies while at the university were philosophy and law, he was appointed to the post of first violinist of the Týn Church in 1762 and studied counterpoint with the organist J. N. Seger. In 1765 he was engaged by the composer Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf as a violinist for the private orchestra of Bishop Adam Patachich at Nagyvárad; the orchestra was dissolved in 1769 and Pichl became the music director for Count Ludwig Hartig in Prague. In about 1770 he became first violinist of the Vienna court theatre and on the recommendation of the Empress Maria Theresa, he became music director for the Austrian governor of Lombardy at Milan, Archduke Ferdinand d'Este.

Pichl went to Italy in 1777 and remained there until 1796 when the French invaded Lombardy, he returned to Vienna, where he stayed in the service of the archduke until his death. In 1785, he became friends with him. Wenzel Pichl died at Vienna, Austria, on 23 January 1805, as the result of a stroke while playing a violin concerto at the Palais Lobkowitz, he was 63 years old. Six symphonies, op. 1 Six String Quartets, op. 2 Three Violin Concertos, op. 3 Six trios concertans, op. 7 The front page of this work states that he was a pupil of M. Haydn Three Symphonies, op. 8 Six Duos for Violin and Viola, op. 10 Three quartets for flute, violin and violoncello, op. 12 Three String Quartets, op. 13 Three Duets for viola and cello, op. 14 Three Symphonies, op. 15 Three Duos for violin and cello, op. 16 Twelve Caprices for solo violin, op. 19 Three Sonatas for Solo Violin with Accompaniment of Violin or Viola, op. 23 Symphonies for Orchestra op. 24 Sei fughe con un preludio fugato: per un violino solo Etude for the Violin in the Form of Twelve Caprices, op. 46 Koncert for String Bass and Orchestra in C major Free scores by Wenzel Pichl at the International Music Score Library Project

2014 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

The 2014 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Massachusetts, other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic Senator Ed Markey ran for re-election to a first full term in office. Primary elections were held on September 9, 2014. Markey was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Incumbent Democratic Senator John Kerry, serving since 1985, had planned to run for re-election to a sixth term, but on December 15, 2012 it was announced that the long-time Massachusetts senator and 2004 presidential nominee would be nominated as United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Mo Cowan as a temporary replacement for Kerry after he was confirmed as Secretary of State and therefore resigned his senate seat.

There was a special election on June 25, 2013 to finish the term, won by Ed Markey, the 37-year Democratic incumbent from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. Ed Markey, incumbent U. S. Senator John Kerry, U. S. Secretary of State and former U. S. Senator Mo Cowan, former U. S. Senator Brian Herr, Hopkinton Selectman Frank Addivinola, candidate for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district in 2012 and 2013 J. Mark Inman, contestant on The X Factor in 2011 Keith Ablow and Fox News contributor Charlie Baker, former state cabinet secretary and nominee for governor in 2010 Scott Brown, former U. S. Senator Gabriel E. Gomez, former Navy SEAL and nominee for the U. S. Senate in 2013 Richard Tisei, former State Senate Minority Leader, nominee for lieutenant governor in 2010 and nominee for MA-06 in 2012 William Weld, former governor of Massachusetts and nominee for the U. S. Senate in 1996 Daniel Winslow, former state representative and candidate for the U. S. Senate in 2013 Bruce Skarin, government research scientist 2013 United States Senate special election in Massachusetts 2014 United States Senate elections 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election 2014 United States elections U.

S. Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2014 at Ballotpedia Campaign contributions at Ed Markey for U. S. Senate Frank Addivinola for U. S. Senate Brian Herr for U. S. Senate Bruce Skarin for U. S. Senate

Gender changer

A gender changer or "gender-bender", is a hardware device placed between two cable connectors of the same type and gender. An example is a cable connector shell with either two female or two male connectors on it, used to correct the mismatches that result when interconnecting two devices or cables with the same gender of connector. Gender changers are used for RS-232C ports in either the IBM AT DE-9 format, they are used when extending any sort of cable that has plugs on both ends, however in this case it is called just an "extender", such as with F connectors, BNC connectors, various RJ connectors used in telephony and computer networking. Gender changers are used in professional audio to adapt XLR connectors, RCA connectors, Speakon connectors and TRS phone connectors; the null modem is a computer communications adapter which may appear to be a gender changer, but it reroutes the wiring. The "transmit" pair from each side is routed into the "receive" pair of the other side, in the manner of a crossover cable.

Gender of connectors and fasteners

John Sipin

John White Sipin is a former major league baseball player from Watsonville, California. He was a second baseman for the San Diego Padres, he played nine seasons in Japan with the Taiyo Whales and Yomiuri Giants. He is of Caucasian ancestry. John Sipin was born in Watsonville, California and is the son of Johnny Imperial Sipin, a Filipino of Ilocos origin and Ethel White, a native from Little Rock Arkansas, US. John grew up in Watsonville and went to Watsonville High School where his baseball jersey was retired in 2006. John is married to Gizelle Sipin and together they have two daughters Alisha and Kamala. Sipin played for the men's softball team of the Ilocos Region in the Palarong Pambansa, the national student's games of the Philippines, in the 1970s. Sipin's team dominated the games and were known as the "Marcos Boys" since the regional softball program was supported by the Marcos political family. Sipin was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 55th round of the 1965 amateur draft, he played four seasons in the Cardinals' minor league system, rising as high as the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers, with whom he opened the 1969 season.

He was traded to the San Diego Padres on May 22, 1969 with Sonny Ruberto for the Padres' Jerry DaVanon and Bill Davis. Following the trade, Sipin was promoted to the major leagues. Sipin played 68 games for the Padres that season, batting.223 with 12 doubles, two triples and two homers in 229 at bats. He had 9 RBIs and 2 stolen bases that season. Sipin had 7 errors in the field. An interesting quirk to Sipin's major league career was that he hit a triple in each of his first two big league at bats, but never collected another three-base hit in the majors. On May 24, 1969, Sipin hit triples in the first and fourth innings off pitcher Ken Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs. Following the 1969 season, Sipin returned to the minor leagues, he played the next two seasons with the Padres' top farm team, 1970 for the Salt Lake City Bees and 1971 for the Hawaii Islanders. Each year, he hit over.300 with 20 home runs. However, he never got another shot at the major leagues. Sipin signed with the Taiyo Whales in 1972, became one of the best second basemen in Japanese baseball during the 1970s.

He played his best season in 1975, hitting 82 RBIs, with a. 295 batting average. He won the Japanese golden glove award, being the first foreigner to be awarded the Golden Glove, in 1972 and 1973, he was given to the Yomiuri Giants in 1978, hit over.300 each of his full seasons with the Giants playing in the outfield instead of second base. He retired after missing half of the season with an injury. Sipin gained incredible popularity in Japan, his huge mat of hair and beard gave him the nickname, Lion Maru, he was entertaining on and off the field, making entrances with extravagant outfits, or fielding ground balls with his batting helmet on. He drastically changed his appearance when he joined the Yomiuri Giants, shaving off his long hair and beard to adopt a gentleman-like look. Though Sipin changed his look when he joined the Giants, his wild personality did not change at all because Clete Boyer, his coach and mentor on the Taiyo Whales, was no longer there to hold him back. In 1978, he charged at the mound after being hit by a pitch two times during the season, was ejected both times after beating up the opposing pitcher.

He had been ejected once with the Whales, but only for kicking sand onto the home plate after a disputed call. The editors of the Sporting News. Baseball A Doubleheader Collection of Facts, Feats, & Firsts. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News Publishing Co. ISBN 0-88365-785-6.. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference