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List of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school system in the United States with over 392 schools, 345,000 students and over 40,000 employees. The district covers a total of 415 institutions, including: 171 elementary schools 50 middle schools 48 K–8 centers 37 high schools 54 charter schools 23 vocational schools 5 magnet schools 18 alternative schools 5 special education centers There are 171 elementary schools serving MDCPS; these schools teach grades from Pre-K to 5th or 6th. There are 58 middle schools serving MDCPS, they teach grades 6th to 8th, with exceptions including 9th grade. There are 44 kindergarten-to-8th grade centers serving MDCPS. K–8 centers are set up to serve communities with limited building space for two separate campuses, they are run as both an elementary and middle school out of the same campus, with joint administration and schedules. Middle school-aged students have separate buildings dedicated to them. MDCPS provides a full list of the K-8 schools. There are 37 high schools serving MDCPS.

They teach grades from 9th to 12th. The first high school, Miami Senior High School, opened in 1898

Bernard Muir

Bernard Montgomery Muir is an American college athletics administrator, the athletic director at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, Muir served in the same position at the University of Delaware and Georgetown University. Born in Gainesville, Muir attended Brown University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in organizational behavior and management and played basketball, serving as the team's co-captain in his senior year, he went on to earn a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University. Muir worked as assistant director of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship and joined the staff of Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White. In 2005, Muir was named athletic director at Georgetown University, in 2009, was hired in the same position at the University of Delaware. In 2012, following the departure of Bob Bowlsby to head the Big 12 Conference, Stanford chose Muir as its seventh athletic director. Muir serves on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, which among other duties, serves as the selection committee for the NCAA Tournament.

Muir and his wife, have two daughters. In December 2014, Muir was announced as one of the six recipients of the 2015 Silver Anniversary Awards, presented annually by the NCAA to outstanding former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers; the award is based on both athletic and professional success

Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America is a nonprofit trade association for public relations professionals. It was founded in 1947 by combining the American Council on Public Relations and the National Association of Public Relations Councils; that year it had its first annual award ceremony. In the 1950s and 1960s, the society created its code of conduct, accreditation program and a student society called the Public Relations Student Society of America; the Public Relations Society of America was formed in 1947 by combining the American Council on Public Relations and the National Association of Public Relations Councils. The society had its first annual conference in Philadelphia, where Richard Falk was given PRSA's first "annual citation" for advancing the field of public relations. Several ethical violations in the field led to discussions about ethics within the society. At the 1952 annual conference, a speaker used Adolf Hitler as an example of the potential abuse of communications; the society published its first code of its first Anvil awards two years later.

The code of conduct was ratified in 1959 and again in 1963. PRSA merged with the American Public Relations Association in 1961 and started its accreditation program for public relations professionals the next year; the Public Relations Student Society of America was created in 1967 based on suggestions by Professor Walter Seifer of Ohio State University. In the 1970s to early 1980s, PRSA's female membership base increased, coinciding with more women pursuing a career in the field. PRSA had its first female President in 1972 and a second female President in 1983. In 1981, 78 percent of PRSA's student society were women, up from 38 percent in 1968; the society grew to 9,000 members by 1981, up from 4,500 members in 1960. In 1977, the Federal Trade Commission said PRSA's code of conduct inhibited fair competition by requiring members not to solicit clients from other members, it issued a consent order that required PRSA to remove content from its code of conduct that contained sexist language, discouraged soliciting clients from other members or encouraged price-fixing activities.

PRSA's first definition of public relations was created in 1982 as "Public relations helps an organization and its publics adapt mutually to each other.” In 1986, PRSA's President Anthony Franco resigned from his post after it was revealed he was accused of insider trading by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission; the PRSA's philanthropy arm, the PRSA Foundation, was founded in 1990. In 1994 O'Dwyer from the O'Dwyer's PR trade journal alleged that PRSA was violating copyright laws by lending articles from USA Today, The New York Times, O'Dwyer's and others to members. Although O'Dwyer has been a critic of PRSA since the 1970s, this is considered the beginning of a long-term dispute between PRSA and O'Dwyer that PR News described as a "never-ending back-and-forth." In 1996 and 2011 O'Dwyer criticized PRSA on issues such as financial transparency and spending in the context of proposed increases in membership dues. PRSA said. In 2000, PRSA and the Institute of Public Relations signed a mutual declaration saying the two would work together in areas like ethics, accreditation, professional development and new media.

The society started two efforts to revise its definition of public relations in 2003 and 2007, but neither moved forward. In November 2011, PRSA led an initiative called Public Relations Defined, in order to create a crowd-sourced definition of public relations. 927 submissions were made on PRSA's website filling in the blanks to the statement: "Public relations with or for to for.” The winning definition was: "a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organisations and their bodies." According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations "reactions to the new PRSA definition were mixed and views vigorously debated."In 2011 PRSA publicized accusations that O'Dwyer had been eavesdropping on PRSA's conference calls. That year PRSA started refusing O'Dwyer entrance to their events and sent a 23-page letter to O'Dwyer describing his behavior as disruptive and unethical; the National Press Club tried to negotiate his entrance unsuccessfully. PRSA is governed by a set of bylaws.

A Chair is elected based on a vote of the Leadership Assembly. The Leadership Assembly consists of one delegate for every 100 members, as well as anyone that holds an elected office. Elected positions within PRSA are held on a volunteer-basis. A Board of Directors can propose membership fee changes; the board has the authority to create or dissolve task forces and committees as well as revoke or reward membership status. PRSA's Board of Ethics and Professional Standards and the Universal Accreditation Board make recommendations on the code of conduct and accreditation programs respectively. PRSA has more than 100 chapters in ten districts, nearly 375 student chapters and 14 interest groups. Since the 1970s, the PRSA had restricted the right to sit in the group's national assembly or to seek election to the national board to those possessing an APR certification; the requirement for the assembly was dropped in 2004, but was maintained for those seeking board membership. In 2010 a revolt led by Richard Edelman and a group calling itself "the Committee for a Democratic PRSA" called for the restriction to be scrapped.

The attempt to overturn the rule was defeated in a vote during that year's session of the assembly. In 2003 a proposal to amend the society's bylaws to allow non-accredited professionals to run

Sonic weapon

Sonic and ultrasonic weapons are weapons of various types that use sound to injure, incapacitate, or kill an opponent. Some sonic weapons are in limited use or in research and development by military and police forces; some of these weapons have been described as sonic bullets, sonic grenades, sonic mines, or sonic cannons. Some make a focused beam of ultrasound. High-power sound waves can disrupt or destroy the eardrums of a target and cause severe pain or disorientation; this is sufficient to incapacitate a person. Less powerful sound waves can cause humans to experience discomfort; the use of these frequencies to incapacitate persons has occurred both in anti-citizen special operation and crowd control settings. The possibility of a device that produces frequency that causes vibration of the eyeballs—and therefore distortion of vision—was suggested by paranormal researcher Vic Tandy in the 1990s while attempting to demystify a "haunting" in his laboratory in Coventry; this "spook" was characterised by vague glimpses of a grey apparition.

Some detective work implicated a newly installed extractor fan that, Tandy found, was generating infrasound of 18.9 Hz, 0.3 Hz, 9 Hz. A long-range acoustic device has been used by the crew of the cruise ship Seabourn Spirit to deter pirates who chased and attacked the ship. More this device and others of similar design have been used to disperse protesters and rioters in crowd control efforts. A similar system is called a "magnetic acoustic device" "The mosquito".'Mobile' sonic devices have been used in the United Kingdom to deter teenagers from lingering around shops in target areas. The device works by emitting an ultra-high frequency blast that teenagers or people under 20 are susceptible to and find uncomfortable. Age-related hearing loss prevents the ultra-high pitch sound from causing a nuisance to those in their late twenties and above, though this is wholly dependent on a young person's past exposure to high sound pressure levels. High-amplitude sound of a specific pattern at a frequency close to the sensitivity peak of human hearing is used as a burglar deterrent.

Some police forces have used sound cannons against protesters, for example during the 2009 G20 Pittsburgh summit, the 2014 Ferguson unrest, the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota, among others. Erroneous reporting of odd sounds to be determined to be crickets were attributed to symptoms suffered by US Embassy employees. Subsequent testing revealed brain lesions consistent with pesticide exposure, subsequently attributed to improper ventilation after fumigation of the building. Studies have found that exposure to high intensity ultrasound at frequencies from 700 kHz to 3.6 MHz can cause lung and intestinal damage in mice. Heart rate patterns following vibroacoustic stimulation has resulted in serious negative consequences such as atrial flutter and bradycardia; the extra-aural bioeffects on various internal organs and the central nervous system included auditory shifts, vibrotactile sensitivity change, muscle contraction, cardiovascular function change, central nervous system effects, vestibular effects, chest wall/lung tissue effects.

Researchers found that low frequency sonar exposure could result in significant cavitations and tissue shearing. No follow up experiments were recommended. Tests performed on mice show the threshold for both lung and liver damage occurs at about 184 dB. Damage increases as intensity is increased; the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine has stated that there have been no proven biological effects associated with an unfocused sound beam with intensities below 100 mW/cm² SPTA or focused sound beams below an intensity level of 1 mW/cm² SPTA. Noise-induced neurologic disturbances in scuba divers exposed to continuous low frequency tones for durations longer than 15 minutes has involved in some cases the development of immediate and long-term problems affecting brain tissue; the symptoms resembled those of individuals. One theory for a causal mechanism is that the prolonged sound exposure resulted in enough mechanical strain to brain tissue to induce an encephalopathy. Divers and aquatic mammals may suffer lung and sinus injuries from high intensity, low frequency sound.

This is due to the ease with which low frequency sound passes from water into a body, but not into any pockets of gas in the body, which reflect the sound due to mismatched acoustic impedance. Ultrasound weapons are much more effective underwater than through air. Brown note Sone Sound pressure Sound energy flux Sound power Sound intensity Infrasound Ultrasound LED Incapacitator The Hum Directional sound Parametric array Electronic harassment Ultrasonic welding Goodman, Steve. Sonic Warfare: Sound and the Ecology of Fear. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-51795-9. ‘’USA Today’’ report on cruise ship attack – Data on device used by cruise ship Jack Sargeant, with David Sutton. Sonic weapons. ForteanTimes, December 2001 Daria Vaisman. "The Acoustics of War." Cabinet, Winter 2001/2002. Gerry Vassilatos. "The Sonic Doom of Valdimir Gavreau.", Journal of Borderland Research, October 1996

List of programs broadcast by Jetix

This is a list of television programs broadcast by Jetix around the world. Jetix Animation Concepts was a joint-venture between Walt Disney Television Animation and Jetix Europe N. V. for producing shows that would air on Jetix blocks all across the world. Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Get Ed Yin Yang Yo! Shows co-produced by Jetix Europe N. V; the Tofus W. I. T. C. H. A. T. O. M. Monster Warriors Galactik Football Shuriken School Team Galaxy Ōban Star-Racers Pucca Monster Buster Club Combo Niños Kid vs. Kat Jimmy Two-Shoes The following shows premiered under the Jetix brand with Toon Disney as part of their first run: Dragon Booster Battle B-Daman Captain Flamingo - newer seasons and webisodes were first run on Toon Disney in the United States. Digimon Data Squad Power Rangers Dino Thunder Power Rangers S. P. D. Power Rangers Mystic Force Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Power Rangers Jungle Fury Power Rangers Generations – selections from previous Power Rangers shows. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Shin-chan Captain Flamingo Funky Cops Gadget & the Gadgetinis Hamtaro Iggy Arbuckle - acquired February 2007, to be broadcast from August 2007 Iron Kid - bought from BRB Internacional for Jetix Latin America in January 2007.

One Piece Pokémon Planet Sketch Pretty Cure - Toei Animation World of Quest The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs Urban Vermin Sonic X Agadam Bagdam Tigdam American Dragon: Jake Long Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha Dennis the Menace Detective Conan Didi's Comedy Show Fantastic Four Gadget & the Gadgetinis Gargoyles George of the Jungle G. I. Joe: Sigma 6 Goosebumps Hero - Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai The Incredible Hulk Inspector Gadget Martin Mystery Monster Warriors Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog The Owl Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Power Rangers RPM Power Rangers Wild Force Rat-Man So Weird Spider-Man Spider-Man: The Animated Series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Spider-Man Unlimited Storm Hawks Total Drama Island Tutenstein Urban Vermin Vicky & Vetaal World of Quest WWE 24X7 X-Men Zoran 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea The Amazing Zorro Casper Casper: A Spirited Beginning Casper Meets Wendy Finding Nemo Flubber Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken George of the Jungle George of the Jungle 2 Herbie: Fully Loaded Halloweentown Hulk Inspector Gadget's Last Case Monsters, Inc.

Right on Track Sky High Tarzan X-Men Beyblade Beyblade V-Force Beyblade G-Revolution Braceface Chaotic Code Lyoko Dark Oracle Dave the Barbarian Digimon Adventure Digimon Frontier Eon Kid Fillmore! Funky Cops Galactik Football Get Ed Gadget and the Gadgetinis Jibber Jabber Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Medabots MegaMan NT Warrior Merlin Minuscule Monster Allergy Monster Buster Club Monster Warriors Ōban Star-Racers The Owl Shaun the Sheep Shuriken School Skunk Fu! Sonic X Spliced Strange Days at Blake Holsey High The Secret Show Totally Spies! Wolverine and the X-Men Black Hole High Dinosaur King Funky Cops Grossology Huntik: Secrets & Seekers MegaMan NT Warrior The Owl Power Rangers RPM PXG Totally Spies! For list of Jetix programs airing on Toon Disney and ABC Family, see List of programs broadcast by Jetix. List of programs broadcast by Fox Kids Jetix Animation Concepts - The Big Cartoon Database listing Jetix Concept Animation on IMDb Jetix Europe Channels on IMDb Jetix on IMDb

Turkish Revenge Brigade

The Turkish Revenge Brigade referred as the Turkish Vengeance Brigade, is a Turkish ultra-nationalist militant organisation that has used violence against those who are perceived to be insulting Turkey. In the political violence of the 1970s, TİT gained notoriety during political clashes and is believed to be responsible for over 1,000 deaths during this period. After the military coup of 1980, most of its members were arrested but released and assisted Turkish military intelligence in operations against Kurdish militants. In 1979, police arrested a man named Cengiz Ayhan in Mersin on charges of being the leader of the Turkish Revenge Brigade. Ayhan denied the charges and claimed he was falsely accused of involvement in the group due to his opposition to leftist groups in Turkey. According to Human Rights Watch, murders of parliamentary deputy Mehmet Sincar and the journalist Ferhat Tepe in 1993 have been carried out in TİT's name, it was found that Mehmet Sincar was assassinated by Turkish Hezbollah, who were aiming to assassinate Nizamettin Toğuç.

In 1996, it is reported that they were involved with the murder of Turkish Cypriot journalist Kutlu Adalı. TİT claimed responsibility for an armed attack in 1998 on the Turkish Human Rights Association president, Akın Birdal, in which he was critically wounded; the perpetrator was the TİT's leader, Mehmet Cemal Kulaksızoğlu received a diplomatic passport by rogue National Intelligence Organization officer, Yavuz Ataç. That time Mehmet Cemal Kulaksızoglu never serve with Ataç but they were close friends; the boss of Kulaksizoglu was Mehmet Eymür. Human Rights Association President, Eren Keskin and two HRA board members received death threats while in Istanbul. On September 12, 2006, in Diyarbakır, ten civilians were killed and 17 wounded by a bomb placed next to an elementary school. According to Guardian Unlimited, Associated Press, the BBC, Kurdistan Freedom Hawks claimed responsibility. According to Akşam, TİT claimed responsibility