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Judith of Poland

Judith of Poland, was a Polish princess member of the House of Piast and by marriage Margravine of Brandenburg. She was the daughter of Bolesław III Wrymouth, Duke of Poland, by his second wife Salomea, daughter of Henry, Count of Berg, she was named after either her paternal grandmother, Judith of Bohemia or her older half-sister, Princess consort of Murom. Judith was one of the youngest children of her parents. According to Polish medieval chronicles, she was sent to Hungary as a bride of the son of King Béla II. According to the Annales Cracovienses Compilati, this event took place in 1136; the marriage never took place: by 1146, the engagement was broken with the consent of both parties and Judith returned to Poland. The reason for this may have been the wedding of Mieszko with the Hungarian princess Elisabeth, which sufficiently secured the Polish-Hungarian alliance. In Kruszwica on 6 January 1148 Judith married Otto, eldest son of Albert the Bear, the first Margrave of Brandenburg; this union was contracted in connection with the Ascanian efforts to support the Junior Dukes in opposition to King Conrad III of Germany, who supported the deposed High Duke Władysław II as legal ruler of Poland.

During her marriage, she bore her husband two sons, Otto in 1149, Henry in 1150. Nothing is known about the political role. After his father's death in 1170, Otto became the second Margrave of Brandenburg and Judith the Margravine consort. Like her birth date, Judith's date of death remains unknown. Only the day, 8 July, is known thanks to the Regesta Historia Brandenburgensis, which records the death in "VIII Id Jul" of "Juditha marchionissa gemma Polonorum". By contrast, the year of death can be determined only through indirect sources. In documents from 1170 Judith is named as a living person, but according to chronicles from 1177 her husband Otto I was married to his second wife, Ada of Holland. On this basis, it is assumed that Judith died between 1171 and 1175, she was buried in the Brandenburg Cathedral. Judith's oldest son, Otto II, inherited the Margraviate of Brandenburg after the death of his father in 1184, he never had children.

Helicopter Heroes

Helicopter Heroes is a British daytime television series, following the lifesaving work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The first episode aired on 3 September 2007 and a total of seven series have been made; the programme ceased production in 2015. In 2012–13 the team produced a 10 part series called Helicopter Heroes Down Under, featuring the work of British medics working in Australia. First screened on BBC One in 2007, its first presenter was Top Gear's Richard Hammond, he agreed to front the show to thank the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew which flew him to hospital in after his near-fatal jet engine powered car crash, at Elvington airfield near York, in September 2006. High audience appreciation ratings led the BBC to re-commission the show and it has been in production since. Several series have been repeated in a primetime slot in shortened form. Since series 2, it has been fronted by former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding. Series 6 was broadcast in Autumn 2012, with a further ten episodes airing in May 2013.

The first series of Helicopter Heroes Down Under first aired in April 2013 on BBC Two, narrated by Joe Crowley. This was repeated on BBC One and led to a second series being commissioned, which aired in January 2015; the crew of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service operation are: Unusually, Helicopter Heroes is edited in a hangar at Leeds Bradford Airport and shot by a small team from BBC English Regions using Sony EX3 and PMW200 HD cameras. The team uses a collection of GoPro cameras both as'Medicams' and 5 camera's located within the helicopter for stationary shots. Helicopter Heroes was among the first producer-shot observational documentary commissioned by the BBC HD Channel, they have flown more than 2,000 missions in the Yorkshire Air Ambulance's two MD900 Explorer helicopters. Helicopter Heroes is well known for its dramatic air-to-air footage, its extensive use of aerial pictures of the Yorkshire countryside and body-cams; the programme captured dramatic footage of the aftermath of the Cumbria shootings during Summer 2010.

The team filmed what is thought to be the first footage of a patient - air ambulance dispatcher Chris Solomons - suffering a heart attack, going into cardiac arrest and being revived with CPR and a defibrillator. This is now used around the world as a training aid for police, air ambulance crews and paramedics; the "Down Under" series was filmed in Australia during early 2013. Series two of "Down Under" is in production, preparing for broadcast at the end of 2014. Helicopter Heroes has aired in New Zealand and Scandinavia. Sky CopsBBC TV series about British Police Air Support Units Helicopter Heroes at BBC Programmes Helicopter Heroes at Facebook Helicopter Heroes at Yorkshire Air Ambulance Helicopter Heroes on IMDb

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Its administrative offices are located in Louisiana; the department has ten law enforcement centers. The current Sheriff is Tony Mancuso, they have over 900 employees. Patrol shifts are divided into West side units; the sheriff's office has crime scene personnel who assist patrol on calls to collect evidence as well as photos and forensic evidence. CPSO has 11 K9's with most trained as Apprehension and narcotics detection. There are K9's on every shift to assist with narcotics searches as well as searching for suspects and apprehension of suspects; the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office operates nine divisions: Administration, Special Services, Civil, Corrections, Law Enforcement Centers and Security Enforcement. Internal Affairs – charged with preserving integrity and professionalism in the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, it is the central depository for all complaints filed or referred for investigation and responsible for the quality of timely responses and positive remedial action to allegations of misconduct by the office or its employees Community & Media Relations – responsible of ensuring that public information is distributed efficiently, positively to the community, states and international media.

Legal – manages all pending civil litigation where the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has either an interest or exposure to civil action and represents the CPSO on legal matters. Professional Standards – responsible for the policy development and accuracy of the Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures Manual and the development and maintenance of the Sheriff's Office S. O. P. Manual. Ensures policy revision and updating for consistency and accuracy of agency forms control and the development and maintenance of the agency's Crisis Management and Response Manual, maintains all accreditation compliance files. Crime Lab – The Southwest Louisiana Criminalists Laboratory is a regional crime lab that serves a five parish area; the crime laboratory employs eight full-time analysts, an evidence custodian, a director and provides services such as chemistry, DNA, Blood Alcohol/Toxicology, Latent Prints, Questioned Documents, Physical Evidence. Aviation Unit – The mission of the CPSO Aviation Unit is to provide aerial support for the organization's patrol and administrative needs and to support other public agencies in Southwest Louisiana to secure a safer environment for the commerce and well-being of the citizens.

All of the CPSO pilots are volunteers qualified, all live in Calcasieu Parish. Most all of them have rescue flight experience, they all hold either a commercial or airline transport pilot certificate. Forensic Investigations – the careful and scientific examination of physical evidence is well recognized as a critical element in law enforcement efforts to conduct successful criminal investigations and prosecutions; the FIU was formed to bring a high level of expertise to the investigations conducted by the Sheriff's Office and all other agencies in need of assistance and all members are required to attend hundreds of hours of training in every aspect the field. Evidence – responsible for the intake and custody of all evidence and property and is an integral part of the daily functions of the entire Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; the Evidence Department maintains the physical chain of custody for criminal investigations. The Evidence custodians work daily with investigators, lab analyst and the District Attorney's office concerning evidence issues and maintain a constant inventory on all of the approx.

50 thousand items that are being stored. Farm – the CPSO farm comprises more than 80 acres and plays an important role in the function of the entire office by providing a place for inmates to work in a structured environment; the farm grows a multitude of vegetables of which some are utilized in the correctional centers and sold to the public and they sell firewood and hay to the public. Photographic Services – this department serves more than 25 different agencies and serves as the hub for multimedia services for the entire southwest Louisiana area. Personnel have specialized training in photography and audio equipment and continuously research technology in order to stay up to date; some of the services performed are digital and 35mm film processing, video enhancement and audio duplication, etc. Vice Division – the CPSO Vice Division consists of a group of specialized Detectives that handle cases involving organized crime, gambling, child pornography, internet pornography, prescription fraud, unlawful sales of tobacco and alcohol, misrepresentation of age.

They work daily with the Louisiana State Police and I. C. E. regarding investigations involving internet child pornography and work closely with local pharmacies and physicians to combat the ongoing problem with narcotic prescriptions. Reserves – consisting of over 70 deputies, CPSO Reserve deputies work side by side with other divisions of the CPSO by working patrol, on the waterways; the CPSO Reserve program is based on some simple concepts. “Promote citizen involvement in law enforcement. Project and protect the integrity and professionalism of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office while assisting the fellow members of our parish along with the visitors from other areas.” Narcotics – Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement / Comb

Seymour Newman

Seymour Newman is a Jamaican former athlete who competed in short and middle-distance running events As a youth, Newman was a proficient cricketer and in the early 1970s he played for the Jamaica Under 19s team, in the same side as Jeff Dujon and Michael Holding. Newman represented Jamaica in two events at the 1976 Summer Olympics, he made the semi-finals of the 800 metres and finished fifth in contentious circumstances, having been bumped during the race by US runner Rick Wohlhuter. The American was disqualified after the race but reinstated, a decision which cost Newman a place in the final, he was a member of the 4 × 400 metres relay team which made the final and finished in fifth position. He won both the 400 metres and 800 metres races at the 1977 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, his run in the 400 metres final was in a field which included Cuba's Olympic champion Alberto Juantorena and set a personal best time, 45.66. At the 1978 Commonwealth Games he won silver medals in the 4 × 400 metres relay.

His personal best in the 800 metres, a time of 1:45.2 set in Helsinki in 1977, remains a Jamaican national record. Seymour Newman at Sports Reference

Vladimir Kondra

Vladimir Grigorevich Kondra is a Russian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summer Olympics, in the 1976 Summer Olympics, in the 1980 Summer Olympics. After his retirement, he became a successful volleyball coach, working most notably in CSKA Moscow and the French men's national team, he was born in Vladikavkaz. In 1972, he was part of the Soviet team, he played. Four years in 1976, he won the silver medal with the Soviet team in the 1976 Olympic tournament, he played. At the 1980 Games, he was a member of the Soviet team which won the gold medal in the Olympic tournament, he played. He coached CSKA Moscow from 1988 to 1991, winning two CEV Champions League titles and three Soviet Championships. In 1992 he became head coach of Greek powerhouse Olympiacos and coached them to 2 Greek Championships, 2 Greek Cups and 2 CEV Champions League Final Four participations. Vladimir Kondra at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Vladimir Kondra at the International Olympic Committee

Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit

Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit is a passenger rail service and bicycle-pedestrian pathway project in Sonoma and Marin counties of the U. S. state of California. When completed, the entire system will serve a 70-mile corridor between Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County and Larkspur Landing in Marin County; the first phase of the system, a 43-mile segment between Northern Santa Rosa and Downtown San Rafael, opened to public preview and excursion services on June 29, 2017. Regular service began on August 25, 2017, after Federal Railroad Administration gave the final approval for the Positive Train Control system; the southern two miles of the line was completed to Larkspur with service commencing on December 14, 2019. The last passenger rail service along the Northwestern Pacific Railroad south of Willits was discontinued in 1958 as automobile travel along US 101 increased in popularity; the SMART District was established by state legislation in 2002. Disused station buildings were repaired in anticipation of reestablished rail service in Healdsburg and Windsor, Cloverdale's depot was constructed in 1998.

Mitigation of environmental impacts was studied and summarized in a report issued in June 2006. The recommended remedies, which were certified without challenge, included silencing of some train horns in quiet zones and replacement of certain wetland ditches. On October 10, 2013, SMART announced that it had obtained more than 56 acres of an area in Novato known as the “Mira Monte Marina.” The purpose of this purchase is to restore the area and preserve tidal wetlands and habitat, all a part of SMART’s environmental mitigation program. According to SMART General Manager Farhad Mansourian, “This will not only address the 2.2 acres of project impacts that were determined through the environmental review process for the next stage of construction, but ensures a local source for potential future mitigation needs for the rail and pathway project.” The project is funded by federal, state and local allocations, dedicated sales tax revenues, fares. The capital cost of track rehabilitation for the full 70-mile line, railcars, etc. was estimated to be about $450 million in 2008.

By 2019, development of the line from Airport Boulevard in Santa Rosa to the San Rafael Transit Center totaled $448 million and the estimated cost to complete the legislated system had increased to $944 million. In November 2006, Measure R, a proposal for funding though an increase in sales taxes, received a combined 65.3% "yes" vote in the two-county District, with 70.1% in favor in Sonoma County and 57.5% in favor in Marin County. Because it lacked the 2/3 supermajority needed for passage, that measure failed. Measure Q, similar to Measure R, was approved on November 4, 2008, it received a combined vote of 69.5% in the two counties. It provides funding for the project through a quarter-cent sales tax in both counties set to expire in 2029; this funding was thought sufficient to bring the line to completion by 2014. However, the economic downturn reduced the tax base, resulting in a plan to build the project in phases; the tax was expected to generate $890 million over its lifetime. In January 2018, SMART received Road Repair and Accountability Act funds to increase weekday and Saturday frequencies.

The SMART Board authorized the sale of bonds in late 2011. In May 2012, SMART issued nearly $200 million in bonds to fund construction; the bonds will be paid off with the Measure Q quarter-cent sales tax revenue. In January 2012, SMART completed final negotiations to start rebuilding the 43-mile Initial Operating Segment between Airport Blvd Santa Rosa and the Civic Center Station in San Rafael at a cost less than budgeted; the segment was completed jointly by Herzog Contracting Corp.. In 2012, SMART announced that it was adding two stations to the Initial Operation Segment: in north Santa Rosa, near Coddingtown, in Novato at Atherton Avenue; the Puerto Suello Hill Tunnel in San Rafael was rehabilitated for service and the 111-year old fixed span Haystack Bridge was replaced with a newer movable bascule bridge. Concrete ties were installed along the line to facilitate running up to 80 miles per hour and several spur lines were removed to adhere to federal safety standards. Businesses may connect a switch and spur to the line by purchasing the equipment for about $300,000.

The first phase of construction does not include the complete parallel bicycle path. Scheduled passenger service delayed from an estimated 2014, had long been expected for late 2016; this resulted from lack of tax revenues due to the economic downturn, which led to the project opening in phases. As late 2016 approached, the agency further delayed opening the IOS between Northern Santa Rosa and Downtown San Rafael until "late spring 2017." A crankshaft failure on a diesel engine used in the near-identical Nippon Sharyo diesel multiple unit trains operating in Toronto necessitated all of SMART's cars to be recalled for crank replacements, according to SMART management. The agency additionally had been experiencing problems with warning systems at some grade crossings, had not completed its approval process with the Federal Railroad Administration; the 2017 California floods caused damage to the Puerto Suello Hill Tunnel, further delaying testing of the line. Preview service and excursion trips timed with the Marin County Fair beg