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Katajanokka

Katajanokka is a neighbourhood of Helsinki, with around 4000 inhabitants in 2005. The district is located adjacent to the immediate downtown area, though in the first major town plan for Helsinki from the mid-18th century, the area fell outside the fortifications planned to encircle the city, it was a headland of the Helsinki peninsula but is now technically an island, as a small canal was dug across the base of the headland in the 19th century. Katajanokka is one of the most distinguished neighbourhoods in Helsinki. Katajanokka's residents include former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto and composer Einojuhani Rautavaara; the south side of Katajanokka is dominated by a passenger harbour, frequented by large cruiseferries traveling between Helsinki, Mariehamn and Rostock. The rest of the district comprises several small parks; the western part of the residential area, known as the "Old Side" of Katajanokka, is an upscale neighborhood and a well-preserved example of early 20th century Art Nouveau architecture, though up until the mid-19th century – while the centre of Helsinki was being filled with stone buildings – the area was still a wooden shanty town.

The eastern part was for a long time a closed military area containing a naval base and shipyard a commercial shipyard. It was redeveloped in the 1970s and 1980s into a residential zone referred to as the "New Side" of Katajanokka; the new residential area is considered an exceptional example of modern town planning. A major part of the project was the conversion and extension of the old Russian naval barracks to house the Finnish foreign ministry; the northern shore of Katajanokka still serves as a base for the Finnish coast guard, Helsinki maritime police as well as the Finnish icebreaker fleet. Landmarks of Katajanokka include the Russian Orthodox Cathedral known as Uspenski Cathedral, the Merikasarmi complex of the Foreign Ministry and the Finnish headquarters of Stora Enso. Another famous building in Katajanokka is the former district prison of Southern Finland; the old prison dates back to 1837, functioned as a prison until 2002. The prison underwent an extensive interior renovation to convert the cells of the prison into hotel rooms, with sets of two or three cells combined to make up the current hotel rooms.

The Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka opened in May 2007 with 106 guest rooms. Renovations cost a reported 15 million euro; as a historic building, strict limits were imposed on the redevelopment due to the strict regime of protection for significant buildings, in effect in Finland. Thus, as a hotel, the exterior of the building has been preserved, as has the central corridor of the old prison and the old prison wall. A restaurant at the lowest level of the hotel has attempted to keep much of the character of the old prison alive, is called the "Jailbird Restaurant". However, an actual former prisoner told a Finnish newspaper that the supposed "prison cutlery" is different from what the prison used: for example, prisoners never drank out of tin cups. During the development of Katajanokka in the 1970s and 1980s, many old red brick industrial buildings were spared by converting them for public uses, such as a primary school and an indoors sports arena. There was controversy over the demolition of the former cadet school of the Russian navy, built in the early 20th century.

Vacated by the Finnish military in the 1980s, the building survived, with various uses as a cultural centre. In the late 1990s, the city of Helsinki announced that it was going to demolish the building to build a new apartment building in its place; this caused huge protests, the demolition was put off for a decade because of opposition from local inhabitants, the Green League party. The navy school building was demolished in autumn 2006. However, additional problems resulted: Contrary to what the city of Helsinki and the architecture bureau responsible for the new building had thought, there was no solid rock bottom underneath the old building, but only scattered rocks here and there; because the original building had stood there since Czarist Russia, no original construction plans were available, therefore the new plans had to be redone from scratch. The local community organisation of Katajanokka is called Katajanokkaseura; the organization publishes Katajanokan kaiku. There is an annual running event called the Katajanokan ympärijuoksu, open for everyone who lives in Katajanokka or has relatives living there.

Katajanokka is principally known for its fine examples of Jugendstil architecture. Other prominent styles apparent on the island are modernism, manifested in Alvar Aalto's Enso-Gutzeit Building, the red-brick industrial former harbour buildings and prison. Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Katajanokka: National Coalition Party 35.0% Green League 20.1% Social Democratic Party 13.0% Swedish People's Party 8.8% Left Alliance 8.8% True Finns 8.0% Centre Party 3.8% Christian Democrats 1.2% Griffiths, Gareth. The Polemical Aalto; the Enso-Gutzeit Building, Datutop 19, Tampere. ISBN 951-722-789-2 Jaatinen, Carina & Lindh, Tommi & Lunkka, Hannu. Helsingin kantakaupungin rakennuskulttuuri. Katajanokan kaupunginosan inventointi. Helsingin kaupunginmuseo. ISBN 951-718-174-4. (An examination of the architectural history of

Magic of Eberron

Magic of Eberron is a supplement to the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Magic of Eberron is an accessory for the Eberron setting that exposes the magic and eldritch wonders of Eberron. In addition to presenting new arcane and divine spells, prestige classes, magic items, Magic of Eberron offers new options and infusions for artificers, explores dragon totem magic and the twisted experiments of the daelkyr, sheds light on the process of elemental binding, touches on other types of magic present in the world. Magic of Eberron was written by Bruce R. Cordell, Stephen Schubert, Chris Thomasson, published in October 2005. Cover art was by Wayne Reynolds, with interior art by Anne Stokes, David Michael Beck, Draxhall Jump Entertainment, Eric Deschamps, Francis Tsai, Lucio Parrillo, Mark Tedin, Steve Prescott, Tomas Giorello. Product info

Commodore 64 Games System

The Commodore 64 Games System is the cartridge-based home video game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer. It was released in December 1990 by Commodore into a booming console market dominated by Nintendo and Sega, it was a considerable commercial failure. The C64GS came bundled with a cartridge that featured four games: Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun, International Soccer, Flimbo's Quest and Klax; the C64GS was not Commodore's first gaming system based on the C64 hardware. However, unlike the 1982 MAX Machine, the C64GS is internally similar to the complete C64, with which it is compatible. Support from games companies was limited, as many were unconvinced that the C64GS would be a success in the console market. Ocean Software was the most supportive, offering a wide range of titles, some C64GS cartridge-based only, offering features in games that would have been impossible on cassette-based games, others straight ports of games for the original C64. Domark and System 3 released a number of titles for the system, conversions of some Codemasters and MicroProse games appeared.

Denton Designs released some games, among them Bounces, released in 1985. The software bundled with the C64GS, a four-game cartridge containing Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun, International Soccer, Flimbo's Quest and Klax, were the most well known on the system; these games, with the exception of International Soccer, were ordinary tape-based games, but their structure and control systems made them well-suited to the new console. International Soccer was released in 1983 on cartridge for the original C64 computer. Ocean produced a number of games for the C64GS, among them a remake of Double Dragon, Navy SEALS, RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3, Chase HQ 2: Special Criminal Investigation, Battle Command, Shadow of the Beast and Lemmings, they produced Batman The Movie for the console, but this was a direct conversion of the cassette game, evidenced by the screens prompting the player to "press PLAY" that appeared between levels. Some of the earliest Ocean cartridges had a manufacturing flaw, where the connector was placed too far back in the cartridge case.

The end result was. Members of Ocean staff had to manually drill holes in the side of the cartridges to make them fit. System 3 released Last Ninja Remix and Myth: History in the Making, although both were available on cassette. Domark offered two titles and Cyberball, which were available on cartridge only. Through publisher The Disc Company, a number of Codemasters and MicroProse titles were reworked and released as compilations for the C64GS. Fun Play featured three Codemasters titles: Fast Food, Professional Skateboard Simulator and Professional Tennis Simulator. Power Play featured three MicroProse titles: Rick Dangerous, Stunt Car Racer and MicroProse Soccer, although Rick Dangerous was produced by Core Design, not MicroProse themselves. Stunt Car Racer and MicroProse Soccer needed to be modified to enable them to run on the C64GS. Commodore never produced or published a single title for the C64GS beyond the bundled four-game cartridge. International Soccer was the only available game for the C64GS but had been written for the C64.

The C64GS was plagued with problems from the outset. Firstly, despite the wealth of software available on cartridge for C64, the lack of a keyboard means that most cannot be used with the console; this means that much of the cartridge-based C64 software, while fundamentally compatible with the C64GS, was unplayable. The standard C64 version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day was designed for the console, but was included on a cartridge that required the user to press a key in the initial menu to access the game, rendering it unplayable, despite the game itself being playable with joystick only on a conventional C64. To compensate for the lack of a keyboard, the basic control system for the C64GS was a joystick supplied by Cheetah called the Annihilator; this joystick, while using the standard Atari 9-pin plug, offers two independent buttons, with the second button located on the base of the joystick. The joystick standard is fundamentally compatible with the ZX Spectrum's Kempston Interface and the Sega Master System, but no other joystick on the market offered compatibility with the proprietary second-button function.

Standard C64 joysticks and Sega Master System controllers were fundamentally supported, but the lack of second-button support meant that the Cheetah Annihilator was essential for playing certain titles such as Last Ninja Remix and Chase HQ 2. However, it was poorly built, had a short life, was not available, making replacements difficult to come by. Prior to the console's release, Commodore had generated a great deal of marketing hype to generate interest in an crowded market. Zzap!64 and Your Commodore, Commodore 64 magazines of the era, reported that Commodore had promised "up to 100 titles before December" though December was two months from the time of its writing. In reality 28 games were produced for the console during its shelf life - most of which were compilations of older titles, a majority of which were from Ocean. Of those 28 titles, only 9 were cartridge-exclusive titles, the remainder being ports of older cassette-based games. While most of the titles that Ocean announced did appear for the GS, a number of promises from other publishers failed to mater

Ernest W. Prussman

Ernest W. Prussman was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II, he was born in 1921 in Maryland to Herbert Werner Prussman. Prussman joined the Army from Brighton, Massachusetts in October 1942 and by September 8, 1944 was serving as a private first class in the 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. On that day, near Loscoat in Brittany, Prussman advanced ahead of his unit and single-handedly captured several enemy soldiers and destroyed a machine gun nest before being killed, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor seven months on April 17, 1945. Prussman was buried at the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Saint-James, France. Private First Class Prussman's official Medal of Honor citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on September 8, 1944, near Les Coates, France; when the advance of the flank companies of 2 battalions was halted by intense enemy mortar and sniper fire from a fortified position on his left, Pfc. Prussman maneuvered his squad to assault the enemy fortifications.

Hurdling a hedgerow, he came upon 2 enemy riflemen. After leading his squad across an open field to the next hedgerow, he advanced to a machinegun position, destroyed the gun, captured its crew and 2 riflemen. Again advancing ahead of his squad in the assault, he was mortally wounded by an enemy rifleman, but as he fell to the ground he threw a handgrenade, killing his opponent, his superb leadership and heroic action at the cost of his life so demoralized the enemy that resistance at this point collapsed, permitting the 2 battalions to continue their advance. A statue of Prussman was dedicated on Memorial Day 2018 at 1 Murdock Street in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. Boston College provided a grant for the statue. Jeff Buccacio was the sculptor. Honoring a Medal of Honor recipient in Brighton List of Medal of Honor recipients List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II "Ernest W. Prussman". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-09. "Medal of Honor recipients - World War II".

Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-11-09

Prosector

A prosector is a person with the special task of preparing a dissection for demonstration in medical schools or hospitals. Many important anatomists began their careers as prosectors working for lecturers and demonstrators in anatomy and pathology; the act of prosecting differs from that of dissecting. A prosection is a professionally prepared dissection prepared by a prosector – a person, well versed in anatomy and who therefore prepares a specimen so that others may study and learn anatomy from it. A dissection is prepared by a student, dissecting the specimen for the purpose of learning more about the anatomical structures pertaining to that specimen; the term dissection may be used to describe the act of cutting. Therefore, a prosector dissects to prepare a prosection. Prosecting is intricate work. Scalpels and scissors allow for sharp dissection where tissue is cut, e.g. the biceps brachii muscle can be removed from the specimen by cutting the origin and insertion with a scalpel. Probes and the prosector's own fingers are examples of tools used for blunt dissection where tissue may be separated from surrounding structures without cutting, i.e. the bellies of biceps brachii and coracobrachialis muscle were made clearer by loosening the fascia between the two muscles with a blunt probe.

The risks to prosectors are low. Cadavers used for teaching purposes are embalmed before they are encountered by a prosector and students. Embalming fluid contains formaldehyde, phenol and glycerine which disinfect and kill pathogens within the cadaver. With exposure to embalming fluid and bodily fluids, such as blood, become fixed. Prosectors and students working with embalmed cadavers must always wear protective gloves, however this is more for protection against the harsh chemicals used in embalming such as formaldehyde and dettol which can cause moderate to severe skin irritation. Further to the protection that embalming allows against disease, educational institutions take great care in screening the cadavers accepted into their body donation programs. Cadavers are not accepted if they have a medical history of infectious disease such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Prosectors for autopsies of diseased cadavers may run a high risk of suffering from health problems when caution is not used as cadavers are not fixed when being dissected for autopsy.

At least two diseases are named after prosectors: Prosector's paronychia: a primary inoculation of tuberculosis of the skin and nails. Prosector's wart, a skin lesion caused by contamination with tuberculous materialContracting infections caused by contaminated cadavers is a constant danger among prosectors if a skin puncture accident results from the sharp surgical instruments used in this kind of work. In this case, thin surgical gloves are not enough to protect. There are many cases of pathologists. Another example, a famous historical case, is that of Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, an Austrian physician and physiologist, who infected his finger during an autopsy and became dependent on morphine, due to the pain. Presently, AIDS presents a problem. Although it is difficult to contract it by a single puncture incident, at least one case has been reported among pathologists; the continuous respiratory exposure to formaldehyde, used to preserve cadavers, is an occupational risk of prosectors as well as medical students and pathologists.

Inhaled formaldehyde can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes, resulting in watery eyes, headache, a burning sensation in the throat, difficulty breathing. Formaldehyde is listed as a potential human carcinogen

Colonel Chabert (1994 film)

Le Colonel Chabert is a 1994 French historical drama film directed by Yves Angelo and starring Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant and Fabrice Luchini. It is based on the novel Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac. Another film adaptation of the novel starring Raimu had been released 50 years earlier, during the German occupation of France. In Paris, in February 1817, three years after the fall of the Empire, the lawyer Derville receives a visit from a shabbily dressed man, he claims to be Colonel Chabert, believed dead at the Battle of Eylau in 1807. He had contributed to the victory by leading a famous cavalry charge against the Russians; the man tells. He has returned ten years and wishes to claim his title, to assert his rights and to live again with his wife, who has increased the fortune she inherited from him. She, during his absence, had children, she refuses to recognise her first husband. Derville agrees to help the colonel by proposing a settlement in which she will make a lage settlement on Chabert if he agrees to divorce her and give up his claims.

She refuses the proposed terms and tries to manipulate her ex-husband, asking him to declare his claim is fraudulent. Chabert, disgusted by her deceitfulness and the idea of him renouncing his name, abandons his claim. Colonel Chabert in an asylum, reminiscing on his last battle. Gérard Depardieu: Amédé Chabert Fabrice Luchini: Maître Derville Fanny Ardant: Countess Ferraud André Dussollier: Count Ferraud Daniel Prévost: Boucard Olivier Saladin: Huré Maxime Leroux: Godeschal Éric Elmosnino: Maître Desroches Guillaume Romain: Simonin Patrick Bordier: Boutin Claude Rich: Chamblin Jean Cosmos: Costaz Jacky Nercessian: Delbecq Albert Delpy: Maître Roguin Romane Bohringer: Sophie Valérie Bettencourt: Julie Julie Depardieu: A maid Direction: Yves Angelo, assisted by Frédéric Blum Script: Yves Angelo, Jean Cosmos and Véronique Lagrange, from the novel by Honoré de Balzac Production: Jean-Louis Livi and Bernard Marescot Music: Régis Pasquier Photography: Bernard Lutic Editing: Thierry Derocles Scenery: Bernard Vézat Costumes: Franca Squarciapino Cairo Film Festival Won: Golden Pyramid César Awards Nominated: Best Actor – Leading Role Nominated: Best Actor – Supporting Role Nominated: Best Cinematography Nominated: Best Costume Design Nominated: Best First Work Nominated: Best Production Design Colonel Chabert on IMDb