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List of largest domes

A dome is a self-supporting structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. This list excludes dome-shaped structures that are not self-supporting such as The O2 in London, 365 m in diameter and supported by masts; every dome in the world, the largest dome of its time is listed below. The defining criterion is in each case the inner diameter of the largest circular cross-section of the dome. Below is a list of buildings. Below is a list of buildings. In the first half of the 1980s a dome with a diameter of 234 metres was built near Russia, it collapsed on January 25, 1986. In 1990, the 129 m in diameter building named "Kupolen" was completed in Sweden. An exposition hall with a few stores at ground level, today a mall in three levels. Below is a list of buildings that have held the title of the largest dome in terms of their structure. Below is a list of large domes which are considered important for various reasons but have never held the title of the largest dome in the world.

List of Roman domes List of celebrated domes Jürgen. "Die Kuppel in der römischen Architektur. Entwicklung, Konstruktion". Architectura. 15. Pp. 117–139

Utah State University Honors Program

The Utah State University Honors Program is an academic program within Utah State University. Established in 1964, the Honors Program offers a wide range of courses designed to enhance the learning experience for motivated students in all of the University’s colleges. Honors allows students more personal contact with their professors and greater opportunities for research at the undergraduate level; the Honors Program is the home to major fellowship advising. That is, students who wish to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater, Harry S Truman, Gates Cambridge, or Rhodes Scholarships do so through the Honors office. In 1962, a committee established to determine the feasibility of an honors program at Utah State University determined that “justice requires of the university not that it treat all of its students identically, but that it provide an equal opportunity for each student to live a enriched and a useful life; this led to the establishment of the program in 1964. The Honors Program was given a home in the Merrill Library in 1969, having spent the previous five years in the Biology and Natural Resources Building.

The next 30 years would see remarkable growth. Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity grants were established in 1975, helping students finance their research, making USU home of the 2nd oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, behind only MIT. Student Showcase, an annual symposium for students’ research projects, was begun in 1986. Departmental Honors, which allows upper-division classes to be taken for honors credit, was initiated in 1987. In 2005, Honors made its most recent move by taking up physical residence in historic Old Main. Utah State University offers two types of Honors courses: departmental. University Honors courses are general education courses taught by Honors faculty with fewer students admitted; this theoretically allows for greater classroom participation and more one-on-one contact with professors. Besides these HONR-designated courses, several lower-division English, math and language courses are given the Honors designation. Departmental Honors differs from Honors in University Studies in that specific courses are not designated.

To receive Departmental Honors, the student approaches the professor of an upper-division course and sets up an Honors contract. This contract is a project the student completes in addition to regular coursework and takes up to 30 hours of work outside the classroom. A contract is a research opportunity allowing the student to gain greater understanding of the subject material. Honors contracts become resume-enhancers and points of pride among Honors students. To graduate with full Honors, a student must complete at least 12 credits of Honors in University Studies and 15 credits of Departmental Honors A student may graduate with Departmental Honors only by completing the 15 credits. For those students who have multidisciplinary majors, there is an option for University Honors, in which the 15 credits of contracts are replaced with 15 credits of upper-division Honors work chosen by the student and approved by the program director. All theses are published as scholarly works by the university.

The most immediate benefits of being part of the Honors Program are academic. In addition to the distinction of graduating with honors, during their studies, Honors students enjoy smaller class sizes, priority registration for classes, more professor interaction, greater opportunities to pursue research. There are financial rewards to being in Honors. Honors students are eligible for several scholarships not available to the campus at-large, including the Douglas D. Alder Scholarship, the Morse Scholarship, the Lawrence O. and Helen B. Cannon Awards. Honors students are encouraged to use the Honors Research Fund, which provides students up to $400 to help offset costs of presenting papers and posters at conferences, may be used to fund research projects. Honors students may apply to the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship or to the Research Fund to help support study or volunteering abroad. Honors sponsors applications for major fellowships, including but not limited to, the Goldwater Scholarship for students in the STEM disciplines.

As fellowship advising fell under the direction of the Honors Program, the numbers of applicants to major fellowships increased dramatically. Since 2003, USU students have received 4 Honorable Mentions. Students who apply for nationally prestigious fellowships are provided with intensive one-on-one advising, if they are selected for an interview, mock interviews with a faculty panel. Students considering an application may elect to take the Applying to Graduate School and Fellowships course, which includes mock interviews and a “mocktail” party reminiscent of the Rhodes cocktail party. One of the great myths about Honors is that honors courses require more time and effort than non-honors courses; because of the smaller class sizes and emphasis on student discussion, the opposite is the case: Honors classes have less homework than their regular university counterparts. Additionally, Honors advertises that the more intimate settings of their cou

Jenison Shafto

Jenison Shafto, of West Wratting Park, was an English politician, race-horse owner, gambler. He was second son of Robert Shafto of Northumberland, he served in the army with the 1st Foot Guards, being commissioned as ensign in 1745 and retiring as lieutenant in 1755. He was a Member of the Parliament of Great Britain for Leominster from 1761 to 1768 and for Castle Rising from 1768 until his death, his only recorded speech in the House of Commons was made on 18 March 1762, proposing the militia be sent to serve abroad, during the Seven Years' War, reputedly done to win a wager of £200 laid at his London club, Arthur's. As a horse owner, Shafto's thoroughbred racers included: Snap, which he bought in 1752 and sold after it had won three 1000-guinea match races at Newmarket, he was reported to have rode 100 miles every day for 29 days to Newmarket Heath, for 50 miles for 2 hours, for bets. In 1763, his reputation as a winning gambler at Newmarket was such that Horace Walpole wrote to Lord Hertford: "The beginning of October, one is certain everybody will be at Newmarket, the Duke of Cumberland will lose, Shafto win, two or three thousand pounds".

He committed suicide, having shot himself, in May 1771, which many attributed to gambling losses on the turf and elsewhere He had married on 24 November 1750 Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Allen, one of the main coal-owners of County Durham. The couple had no children and she died in 1766. After his death his brother Robert continued to run his West Wratting stables until his own death in 1780

Vox Sola

"Vox Sola" is the twenty-second episode of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. When a strange, symbiotic alien creature boards Enterprise and captures several crew members, it's up to Ensign Hoshi Sato to decipher the creature's complex language. On board Enterprise, the Universal Translator has resulted in a minor diplomatic incident with the Kreetassans. Ensign Sato analyzes their language and finds that each word can have a dozen meanings depending upon its context; as the Kreetassan vessel departs, a clear, amoeba-like entity crosses to Enterprise, systems begin to malfunction on a ship-wide basis. Crewmen Rostov and Kelly are both trapped in a cargo-hold by the entity which has now grown tendrils. Captain Archer, Commander Tucker, Lieutenant Reed and another crewman go to investigate and are all caught as well, except Reed who escapes through the cargo-hold-hatch, severing one of the tendrils in the process. Ensign Mayweather suggests tracking the Kreetassans down to ask about the entity, while Doctor Phlox examines the severed tendril.

He determines. Sato wants to communicate with it. Mayweather manages asking for any information they may have, they agree to share the location of the entity's home world, but only after Mayweather apologizes for the earlier incident. The "misunderstanding" occurred when the Kreetassans were taken to the mess-hall to find many of the crew eating in public, which they regard as vulgar. T'Pol and Reed make their way to the cargo-bay to attempt communication. Reed assembles experimental force-field-emitters, which are able to protect them from the entity's tendrils. Sato uses the Universal-Translator to modulate a frequency. After several attempts, the entity responds, it gives them new, more precise coordinates on its home-world, Phlox notices that the bio-signs of the trapped personnel are stabilizing. The entity releases the personnel, shrinking back to its original size. On the entity's planet, both organisms are released and are re-absorbed into a larger alien body; as the shuttle-pod returns to Enterprise, dawn breaks and the entire area is revealed to be covered with a single huge organism.

"Vox Sola" is noted for referencing the French film The Wages of Fear, described as classic film. One reviewer pointed that the show has a genuine sci-fiction ending, some "good moments"; the game of Water polo is mentioned, one of Archer's pastimes. Guest stars include Renée Elise Goldsberry as Crewman Kelly, Vaughn Armstrong as the Kreetassan Captain, Joseph Will as Crewman Michael Rostov. Den of Geek recommended "Fight or Flight" as watches for the character Hoshi. In 2018, TheGamer ranked this one of the top 25 creepiest episodes of all Star Trek series; the Wages of Fear Vox Sola on IMDb "Vox Sola" at TV.com Vox Sola at Memory Alpha Vox Sola at StarTrek.com

2019 World Men's Handball Championship – European qualification

The European qualification for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship, in Denmark and Germany, was contested in two rounds among the teams that did not qualify for the 2018 European Men's Handball Championship and the 12 teams that did play this tournament but was not qualified and failed to qualify through it. In the first round of qualification, 23 teams not participating at the European Championship were split into six groups; these 18 teams were paired to play a two-legged playoff tie to determine the nine remaining World Championship qualifiers from Europe. All times are local; the group was played in a tournament format. The group was played in a tournament format; the group was played in a tournament format. Bosnia Herzegovina won the game 21 -- 15. Switzerland launched a protest after the game; the EHF accepted the result of the match was awarded 10 -- 0 in favour of Switzerland. The draw took place on 27 January at 16:00 in Croatia. All stage 1 winners and three worst placed teams from European Championship were unseeded at the draw.

Notes The first legs were played on 8 to 10 June and the second legs on 12 to 14 June 2018. Serbia won 53–46 on aggregate. Iceland won 61–58 on aggregate. Russia won 55–48 on aggregate. Hungary won 51–50 on aggregate. Austria won 59–54 on aggregate. Macedonia won 57–50 on aggregate. Sweden won 50–45 on aggregate. Norway won 62–59 on aggregate. Croatia won 63–51 on aggregate. Eurohandball.com

Swan doors

Swan doors are a type of door sometimes seen on high performance cars or concept cars. Swan doors operate in a similar way to conventional car doors but unlike regular doors, they open at an upward angle; this design helps the doors to clear curbs on lower sports cars, by opening upward and away from the curb. The name comes from a car's resemblance with its doors open to a swan with its wings open. Aston Martin have used the design on many of their models, including the DB9, DB10, DB11, DBS V12, One-77, Vantage, Virage, CC100 and the Vulcan; the design was used by Aston Martin's sister company, Lagonda, on the Lagonda Taraf, as well as by other manufacturers on the Hennessey Venom GT, Vencer Sarthe and Pagani Huayra Roadster. Concept cars have used Swan doors as well, including the Jaguar C-X75 concept, Nissan URGE, Bertone Nuccio, Lamborghini Asterion, Toyota NS4 and more. Butterfly doors Canopy door Car door Gullwing doors List of cars with unusual door designs Scissor doors Sliding doors Suicide doors