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List of kings of Leinster

The following is a provisional list of the kings of Leinster who ruled the Irish kingdom of Leinster up to 1632 with the death of Domhnall Spainneach Mac Murrough Caomhanach, the last legitimately inaugurated head of the MacMurrough Kavanagh royal line. However, not last of the Leinster royal line. Today's province of Leinster is larger than the former kingdom. Mesgegra List of High Kings of Ireland List of Kings of Osraige List of kings of Ulster List of kings of Connacht List of kings of Munster List of kings of Mide Book of Leinster Lebar na Núachongbála, section 26, page 181, Ríg Lagen. Kings and Sagas, Alfred. P. Smyth, in Wicklow:History and Society, 1994. ISBN 978-0-906602-30-0 Kings, the kingship of Leinster and the regnal poems of "laidshencfhas Laigen:a reflection of dynastic politics in Leinster, 650–1150, Edel Bhreathnach, in Seanchas:Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology and Literature in Honour of Francis John Byrne, ed. Alfred P. Smyth, pp. 299–312, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2000 Kings of Leinster Genealogical Tables, pages 247–249, "War and the Irish of Leinster 1156–1606", Emmett O'Bryne, Dublin, 2004.

Register of Irish Chiefs as compiled by genealogist Sean J. Murphy: http://homepage.eircom.net/~seanjmurphy/chiefs/register.htm Annals of the Kings of Leinster Uí Bairrche by Tracey Clann

Roberts, Illinois

Roberts is a village in Ford County, United States. The population was 362 at the 2010 census. Roberts was named for the first permanent settlers in the area and Livingston Roberts. Roberts is located at 40°36′48″N 88°10′58″W. According to the 2010 census, Roberts has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 387 people, 169 households, 103 families residing in the village. The population density was 746.9 people per square mile. There were 194 housing units at an average density of 374.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 1.03 % Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. There were 169 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males. The median income for a household in the village was $32,321, the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $21,875 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,926. About 5.0% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over

USS Seminole (AT-65)

USS Seminole, the third ship named Seminole of the United States Navy, was a Navajo-class fleet tug whose task was to travel with the fleet and provide towing services as required. Seminole was laid down on 16 December 1938 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Staten Island, New York. William G. Fewel in command. Following shakedown along the U. S. East Coast, Seminole steamed for San Diego and towing operations along the U. S. West Coast, around Hawaii, Wake Island, to the Panama Canal. On one such trip, Seminole departed Pearl Harbor en route to San Diego. At 1317 on 7 December 1941, the ocean-going tug sounded general quarters, reversed her course, anchored at Pearl Harbor on the 12th. With her sister ship, USS Navajo, the Seminole operated in Pearl Harbor during the busy, hectic days following the Japanese attack. On 15 February 1942, Seminole embarked a salvage team and departed Pearl Harbor for Canton Island where, from 21 February to 24 March 1942, she assisted in unsuccessful salvage operations for the grounded Army transport ship, SS President Taylor, abandoned on the coral reef.

On 24 March 1942, she reembarked her divers. Arriving on 31 March 1942, she remained in the harbor on channel escort duty until 31 May 1942, when she commenced salvage operations on patrol craft YP-108 off nearby Wahie Point, Lanai. Three days Seminole returned to Pearl Harbor. On 4 June 1942, the fleet ocean tug got underway from Pearl Harbor for Midway Island. Arriving on 10 June 1942, she took the crippled minesweeper/fleet tug Vireo in tow and delivered her to Pearl Harbor for emergency repairs on 17 June 1942. Repairs and further channel escort duty followed. Moving south and west, Seminole anchored in Suva Harbor, Fiji Islands on 26 August 1942, she continued her escort duties at Tongatapu until 8 October 1942. Seminole arrived off Tulagi on 18 October 1942, where she was assigned to ferry ammunition and troops. On the morning of 25 October 1942, Seminole and YP-284, a converted fishing vessel, were unloading aviation gasoline, U. S. Marines about three and one-half miles east of Lunga Point when three enemy destroyers, Akatsuki and Shiratsuyu appeared to the northwest.

The smaller vessels got underway, heading eastward in hopes of avoiding the enemy fire. The enemy, after breaking contact with two American destroyers, changed course and pursued the slower Seminole and YP-284; the first shells to hit Seminole did so at about 1115, were followed by two more hitting salvos. On 25 October 1942, the order to abandon the burning, sinking ship was given at 1120, minutes after YP-284 went under. Seminole sank about 1,000 yards off-shore between the point to the east. Since the majority of the enemy projectiles had passed through her thin-skinned sides without exploding, Seminole lost only one crew member in the action. Seminole was struck from the Navy list five weeks on 2 December 1942. Seminole received one battle star for World War II service. List of United States Navy ships World War II This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

The entry can be found here. Photo gallery of USS Seminole at NavSource Naval History

Anne Sweeney

Anne Marie Sweeney is an American business woman. She was the co-chair of Disney Media, President of the Disney–ABC Television Group, the President of Disney Channel from 1996 to 2014. In March 2014, she announced that she would be leaving her position at the Walt Disney Company to become a television director, she is a member of the George Foster Peabody Awards board of jurors. Sweeney was born in New York, she graduated with a B. A. earned an Ed. M. degree from Harvard University. Prior to her work at Disney/ABC she was chairman and CEO of FX Networks, Inc. from 1993 to 1996. During her tenure, she presided over the launch of two basic cable networks, FX, an entertainment network and FXM: Movies from Fox, Hollywood’s first studio-based movie network. Before joining Fox, Sweeney spent 12 years at Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite in various executive positions, most as senior vice president of Program Enterprises, she oversaw Nickelodeon’s international expansion, including launching the channel in the United Kingdom, resulting in a joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting.

Sweeney joined The Walt Disney Company in February 1996 as president of Disney Channel and executive vice president of Disney/ABC Cable Networks. From October 2000 to April 2004, Sweeney served as president of ABC Cable Networks Group and The Disney Channel Worldwide. Continuing with the strategy, begun by her predecessor John F. Cooke, The Disney Channel more than quintupled its subscriber base with its mix of original series and movies and acquired programming, it is now available on basic cable in more than 87 million homes in the United States. Disney Channel executives hoped to become more "boy friendly" in 2010. In April 2004, she was named president of the Disney/ABC Television Group. In this role, Sweeney is responsible for Disney's entertainment and news television properties globally; these include the ABC Television Network, which encompasses ABC Entertainment, ABC Kids, ABC Daytime, ABC Sports and ABC News. She oversees Walt Disney Television Animation, Buena Vista Worldwide Television and Walt Disney Television International, has responsibility for managing Disney's equity interests in Lifetime Entertainment Services, A&E Television Networks.

Sweeney oversaw the successful launch of the 24-hour animation channel Toon Disney in April 1998, built it to its current reach of more than 52 million homes in the United States. Less than two years in January 2000, she oversaw the launch of SOAPnet, the 24-hour soap opera network now seen in more than 61.4 million homes. Women in Cable & Telecommunications Executive of the Year, Woman of the Year, Advocate Leader Award STAR Award from American Women in Radio and Television in 1995. Inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Achievement in 1996. Lucy Award from Women in Film Los Angeles in 2002. Muse Award from New York Women in Film & Television in 2004. Inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable "Hall of Fame" in 2005, she has been awarded the Cable Television Public Affairs Association's President's Award, been named the "Most Powerful Woman in Entertainment" by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune, one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes.

Active in organizations both inside and outside of the cable industry, Sweeney is a board member of A&E Television Group, the Museum of Television & Radio, Special Olympics and an honorary chair of Cable Positive. Sweeney is married to Philip Miller and they have two children and Rosemary. Christopher is on the autism spectrum. Sweeney attends St. Monica Church in California. Disney-ABC Television Group The Wall Street Journal, 10APR2006, page A1 The Walt Disney Company - Anne Sweeney Executive Biography Anne Sweeney profile from the Museum of Television & Radio

Angular resolution

Angular resolution describes the ability of any image-forming device such as an optical or radio telescope, a microscope, a camera, or an eye, to distinguish small details of an object, thereby making it a major determinant of image resolution. The related term spatial resolution refers to the precision of a measurement with respect to space, directly connected to angular resolution in imaging instruments. Resolving power is the ability of an imaging device to separate points of an object that are located at a small angular distance or it is the power of an optical instrument to separate far away objects, that are close together, into individual images; the term resolution or minimum resolvable distance is the minimum distance between distinguishable objects in an image, although the term is loosely used by many users of microscopes and telescopes to describe resolving power. In scientific analysis, in general, the term "resolution" is used to describe the precision with which any instrument measures and records any variable in the specimen or sample under study.

The imaging system's resolution can be limited either by aberration or by diffraction causing blurring of the image. These two phenomena are unrelated. Aberrations can be explained by geometrical optics and can in principle be solved by increasing the optical quality of the system. On the other hand, diffraction comes from the wave nature of light and is determined by the finite aperture of the optical elements; the lens' circular aperture is analogous to a two-dimensional version of the single-slit experiment. Light passing through the lens interferes with itself creating a ring-shape diffraction pattern, known as the Airy pattern, if the wavefront of the transmitted light is taken to be spherical or plane over the exit aperture; the interplay between diffraction and aberration can be characterised by the point spread function. The narrower the aperture of a lens the more the PSF is dominated by diffraction. In that case, the angular resolution of an optical system can be estimated by the Rayleigh criterion defined by Lord Rayleigh: two point sources are regarded as just resolved when the principal diffraction maximum of one image coincides with the first minimum of the other.

If the distance is greater, the two points are well resolved and if it is smaller, they are regarded as not resolved. Rayleigh defended this criteria on sources of equal strength. Considering diffraction through a circular aperture, this translates into: θ = 1.220 λ D where θ is the angular resolution, λ is the wavelength of light, D is the diameter of the lens' aperture. The factor 1.220 is derived from a calculation of the position of the first dark circular ring surrounding the central Airy disc of the diffraction pattern. This number is more 1.21966989... the first zero of the order-one Bessel function of the first kind J 1 divided by π. The formal Rayleigh criterion is close to the empirical resolution limit found earlier by the English astronomer W. R. Dawes, who tested human observers on close binary stars of equal brightness; the result, θ = 4.56/D, with D in inches and θ in arcseconds, is narrower than calculated with the Rayleigh criterion. A calculation using Airy discs as point spread function shows that at Dawes' limit there is a 5% dip between the two maxima, whereas at Rayleigh's criterion there is a 26.3% dip.

Modern image processing techniques including deconvolution of the point spread function allow resolution of binaries with less angular separation. The angular resolution may be converted into a spatial resolution, Δℓ, by multiplication of the angle with the distance to the object. For a microscope, that distance is close to the focal length f of the objective. For this case, the Rayleigh criterion reads: Δ ℓ = 1.220 f λ D. This is the size, in the imaging plane, of smallest object that the lens can resolve, the radius of the smallest spot to which a collimated beam of light can be focused; the size is proportional to wavelength, λ, thus, for example, blue light can be focused to a smaller spot than red light. If the lens is focusing a beam of light with a finite extent, the value of D corresponds to the diameter of the light beam, not the lens. Since the spatial resolution is inversely proportional to D, this leads to the surprising result that a wide beam of light may be focused to a smaller spot than a narrow one.

This result is related to the Fourier properties of a lens. A similar result holds for a small sensor imaging a subject at infinity: The angular resolution can be converted to a spatial resolution on the sensor by using f as the distance to the image sensor. Since this is the radius of the Airy disk, the resolution is better estimated by the diameter, 2.44 λ ⋅ Point-like sources separated by an angle smaller than the angular resolution cannot be resolved

Taiyi Zhenren

Taiyi Zhenren is a deity in Chinese religion and Taoism. Taiyi means "primordial unity of yin and yang" and Zhenren is a Daoist term for "Perfected Person". According to the opening of the classical novel Fengshen Bang, he is the reincarnation of the first emperor of the Shang dynasty, Tang of Shang. In Traditional Taoism, he is the savior of all beings of the ten directions and his official Taoist name is Qinghua Dadi Taiyi Jiuku Tianzun. In Fengshen Bang, Taiyi Zhenren is the renowned teacher of Nezha, the celestial being destined to bring peace back to the Zhou Dynasty. Taiyi Zhenren is stationed atop Mount Champion and instructed Nezha to stay at Old Pond Pass - the place he had been born. After Nezha experienced great trouble with Ao Guang and went fleeing back to him, Taiyi Zhenren would at first be seen in deep thought. After Nezha created further issues with a stone spirit Shiji Niangniang, Taiyi Zhenren would soon be seen face to face with her in front of Taiyi Zhenren's cave which Nezha retreated into for protection.

After having no choice but to be rid of Shiji Niangniang, he would start off by disabling the silk scarf which she stole from Nezha, trap her within his Nine-dragon-fire-net. While trapped in this net, Taiyi Zhenren summoned several dragons which unleashed a large volley of fire into the net. Fengshen Yanyi chapter 12