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Jeff Douglas

Jeffrey Lloyd Douglas is a Canadian actor and broadcaster, best known as the cohost of CBC Radio One's daily news program As It Happens from 2011 to 2019. Douglas was born in Nova Scotia, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in 1993. He first rose to prominence for his role as Joe Canada in Molson's ad The Rant; as a presenter, Douglas has starred in the series Things That Move, Working Over Time, Ancestors in the Attic. He hosted the 161 country-wide live broadcast of Jetman Live for National Geographic. Douglas appeared as Professor Zachary in Discovery Kids' Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and as Cubby in The Famous Jett Jackson, he has received three Gemini nominations, won the 2001 Kari Award for best performer in a television commercial. On December 15, 2010, it was announced that Douglas would be joining Carol Off as a co-host of CBC Radio One's As It Happens, effective January 4, 2011. On April 17, 2019, he announced that he would be leaving in May 2019 to host the Mainstreet weekday afternoon show on CBHA-FM in Halifax in his home province of Nova Scotia.

In 2012, he starred as the owner of a juice bar in Mudpit. He had a short cameo in John Q, appeared in a comedy sketch on Baroness von Sketch Show in 2018, he was co-host of season one of Canada's Smartest Person in 2014. Jeff Douglas on IMDb

Kitano-Masuzuka Station

Kitano-Masuzuka Station is a railway station in the city of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, operated by the third sector Aichi Loop Railway Company. Kitano-Masuzuka Station is served by the Aichi Loop Line, is located 8.7 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Okazaki The station has a single elevated island platform serving two tracks, with the station building located underneath. The station building is staffed. Kitano-Masuzuka Station was opened on October 1, 1970, as a freight station on the Japanese National Railways to support the operations of nearby factories of Toyota Motors and its affiliated companies. Scheduled passenger operations began from April 26, 1976. Freight operations were discontinued from January 1, 1985. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR Central; the station was transferred to the Aichi Loop Railway Company on January 31, 1988. The station was expanded with the addition of another track on December 23, 2001, in preparation for the 2005 Aichi World Exposition.

In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 1068 passengers daily. Aichi Loop Railway Co Ltd head office Aichi Loop Railway rail yard List of Railway Stations in Japan Media related to Kitano-Masuzuka Station at Wikimedia Commons Official home page

Q factor (bicycles)

The Q Factor of a bicycle is the distance between the pedal attachment points on the crank arms, when measured parallel to the bottom bracket axle. It may be referred to as the "tread" of the crankset; the term was coined by Grant Petersen during his time at Bridgestone Bicycles. The "Q" stands for "quack", a reference to the wide waddling gait of ducks. Q Factor is a function of both the crank arms. Bottom brackets axles vary in length from 102mm to 127mm. Mountain bike cranks are about 20mm wider than road cranks. A larger Q Factor will mean less cornering clearance for the same bottom bracket height and crank arm length. A smaller Q Factor is desirable on faired recumbent bicycles because the fairing can be narrower, hence smaller and lighter. Sheldon Brown said that a narrower tread is ergonomically superior because it more matches the nearly-inline track of human footsteps. Research from The University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom suggests narrower Q Factors are more efficient due to improved application of force during the pedal stroke, as well the potential for reduced knee variability and risk of injury

Bernard Dacorogna

Bernard Dacorogna is a Swiss mathematician, born 15 October 1953, in Alexandria, Egypt. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and his Ph. D. at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, in 1980 under the supervision of John M. Ball, he is professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Switzerland. He is a specialist of the calculus of variations and of partial differential equations, he has written several books. The Chaire de la Vallée Poussin 2018 of the Université Catholique de Louvain is attributed to him. Weak continuity and weak lower semi-continuity of non linear functionals. Springer-Verlag, Vol. 922. PDF According to WorldCat, the book is held in 419 libraries Direct methods in the calculus of variations. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 625 libraries PDF. Introduction to the calculus of variations. PDF. Implicit partial differential equations. PDF The pullback equation for differential forms. PDF B. Dacorogna's website PhD. Students of B. Dacorogna

Golden sheen sapphire

Golden Sheen Sapphire, is a name, known to be associated with golden sapphire. It shows a metallic golden colour with translucent material possible, it has chemical properties and features as black star sapphire. Prominent is hematite which will result in the formation of geometric hexagonal patterns within the gemstone crystal; the term'gold sheen' or'gold sheen effect' was first described by the GIA testing laboratory in Bangkok in 2013. Samples of the gemstone were tested to confirm they were true sapphire and the colour was described as'brown, with gold sheen effect'. Two articles from the Journal of Gemmology state that both black star and gold sheen are high in iron and titanium oxide, which accounts for the brown/black color, they have inclusions of ilmenite and magnetite. Both exhibit asterism and hexagonal growth, a lack of UV fluorescence, healed fractures and polysynthetic twinning. Although declared as a "new variety", there remains the question of its close similarity to black star sapphire, which comes from more than ten countries in the world.

Gemological labs that have issued certificates categorizing golden sheen sapphire as corundum, describing the gold sheen effect as'known in the industry as gold sheen sapphire', include: GIA, GRS, LOTUS, GIT, SSEF, AIGS, IGL. GIA Tokyo and Gems and Jewellery admitted in 2018. GIA and JoG mention that there is no evidence of gemstone deposits in the flat border region near Somalia, it was claimed in the Journal of Gemmology, that the source is a depleted mine in Kenya close to the border of Somalia. TJN Colors, GIT and In Color previously published that the origin was Kenya. Golden Sheen Sapphire will exhibit mild to strong color change under warm and direct sunlight. All cabochon cut. There are no known treatment methods for golden sheen sapphire. Testing of heat treatment on sample batches has resulted in diminishment of the gold sheen effect, reducing the appeal of the gemstone. Golden sheen sapphire has been used in jewelry production by companies including William Travis Jewelry TVSN Australia David Yurman Cartier John Hardy Jewelry In 2016 a gold sheen sapphire ring by William Travis Jewelry won the American Gem Trade Association Savor Silver Award, Men's Wear

Dublin County South (Dáil constituency)

Dublin County South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1981. The constituency elected 3 deputies to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation; the constituency was created by the Electoral Act 1969, first used at the 1969 general election. It was abolished with effect from the 1981 general election. In the Electoral Act 1969, the boundaries of Dublin County South are given as: "The district electoral divisions of: Newcastle, Saggart, in the former Rural District of Celbridge No. 2. Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election. Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD Kevin Boland, a by-election was held on 2 December 1970; the seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Larry McMahon.

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