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Education in North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia is home to 14 universities and over 50 postgraduate colleges, with a total of over 500,000 students. Largest and oldest university is the University of Cologne, founded in 1388 AD. the RWTH Aachen University the University of Bielefeld the University of Bochum the University of Bonn the University of Cologne the German Sport University Cologne the TU Dortmund University the University of Duisburg-Essen the University of Düsseldorf the FernUniversität Hagen the University of Münster the University of Paderborn the University of Siegen the Witten/Herdecke University the University of Wuppertal

The Lawnmower Man (video game)

The Lawnmower Man is a video game based on the 1992 film of the same name. The game was published in Japan by Coconuts Japan under the title Virtual Wars. Dr. Lawrence Angelo is a scientist working for Virtual Space Industries in "Project 5", a secret research facility that attempts to increase the intelligence of primates using psychotropic drugs and virtual reality training. Dr. Angelo is reluctant to use the research for military purposes, after one of the chimps escapes and shoots a guard, Dr. Angelo is given a forced vacation. While taking notes on the need for experiment with a human subject, he discovers Jobe Smith, a man with an intellectual disability who makes his living by doing odd jobs such as mowing the grass. Angelo takes in Jobe; the first experiments increase Jobe's intelligence, but after an accident, Dr. Angelo stops the experiments; the Shop, a secret agency overseeing Project 5, reinserts the drugs responsible for Jobe's violent behavior into the program and speeds up the treatment.

As Jobe develops telekinetic powers, he starts to take revenge on those who abused him before he began the treatments, plots to take over all of the computers in the world. The SNES version continues the storyline after the point. Jobe transfers his mind into VSI's computers, from there is able to corrupt and destroy information systems all over the world, a course of action, implied to bring about World War III. With society in complete meltdown, Dr. Angelo discovers that Jobe has been acting under the control of a person known as the Doomplayer, the head of The Shop, poised to take over what remains of the world. With Jobe having been erased now that he has served his purpose, Angelo sets off to put an end to The Shop once and for all. While the CD version of the game is an interactive movie, all three cartridge versions are platformers; the player takes control of either Dr. Angelo or Carla Parkette in typical side-scrolling shooting action, similar to Contra and Metal Slug; the player collects weapon upgrades or data discs.

Once the player has collected a number of data discs, the discs morph into a Virtual Suit that gives the player protection from one hit. The player visits several locations seen in the movie, such as Harley's Gas'Er Up and the VSI headquarters; the game includes true 3D level connectors. These involve avoiding the occasional high-speed shooting in the VR world. There are four different levels, each takes a different approach. Virtual World is set in first person and the objective is to dodge obstacles such as trees and arches to get to the exit. Cyber War is similar to Virtual World, but with some shooting stops. Cyber Run is set in the third person and requires occasional shooting of obstacles, while Cyber Tube involves fast travel and plenty of enemies in a VR tunnel. Reviewing the Genesis version, GamePro criticized that the quality of the controls and graphics varies through the game, but praised the game's combination of "above average" run-n-shoot adventure, "hypnotic" first-person flying, "brain-teasing" puzzles.

GamePro commented that the Sega CD version makes good use of the system's audio and graphical capabilities, but that the puzzle-based gameplay is dull. Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 5.6 out of 10, remarking that "The variety of games is a good option, but the overall appeal of the whole theme seems tired by now."In 1996, Computer Gaming World declared Lawnmower Man the 42nd-worst computer game released. In late 1995, SCi released a sequel for Macintosh computers known as CyberWar. Copies of the sequel are quite rare, as it had a limited release by Interplay instead of the publisher of the first game, Time Warner Interactive. CyberWar splits from the story of the second movie, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, has its own story. In early 1996, rumors of a third Lawnmower Man video game were spread via chatrooms and video game magazines such as Next Generation and Electronic Gaming Monthly's Quartermann column; the rumors suggested a release for Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64, but no further sequels were produced and no further news has been reported by these publications.

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, United States; the locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map. There are 60 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the park, one of, a National Historic Landmark; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 28, 2020. National Register of Historic Places listings in Akron, Ohio National Register of Historic Places listings in Cuyahoga County, Ohio National Register of Historic Places listings in Summit County, Ohio List of National Historic Landmarks in Ohio National Register of Historic Places listings in Ohio Miller, Carol Poh. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Ohio and Erie Canal.

National Park Service November 20, 1978 https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64000640_text National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form Form: Agricultural Resources of the Cuyahoga Valley. National Park Service November 20, 1978 https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64500474_text Winstel, Jeff. National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form: Recreation and Conservation Resources of Cuyahoga Valley 1870-1945. National Park Service October 3, 1994 https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64500486_text

Wachusett Reservoir

The Wachusett Reservoir is the second largest body of water in the state of Massachusetts. It is located in central Massachusetts, northeast of Worcester, it is part of the water supply system for metropolitan Boston maintained by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. It has an aggregate capacity of 65 billion US gallons and an area of 7 square miles. Water from the Wachusett flows to the covered Norumbega Storage Facility via the Cosgrove Tunnel and the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel; the reservoir has a mean depth of 48 feet. The reservoir serves as both an intermediate storage reservoir for water from the Quabbin Reservoir, a water source itself, fed by its own watershed; the reservoir is fed by the Quinapoxet, Stillwater rivers, along with the Quabbin Aqueduct, which carries water from the Quabbin Reservoir. It is the headwaters of the Nashua River; because it is an intermediate storage reservoir, its water levels are kept constant while the Quabbin Reservoir fluctuates based on precipitation and demand.

At times when the Wachusett Reservoir becomes high due to its own watershed producing a large amount of runoff such as during snow melting, the flow from the Quabbin is shut off and water from the Ware River flows backwards down the Quabbin Aqueduct into the Quabbin Reservoir for storage. In 1897, the Nashua River above the town of Clinton was impounded by the Wachusett Dam. Work was completed in 1905 and the reservoir first filled in May 1908, its water was delivered to the Sudbury Reservoir via the Wachusett Aqueduct, with the Cosgrove Tunnel providing redundancy. Interconnections at the Sudbury Reservoir delivered the water to the Weston Reservoir via the Weston Aqueduct. West Boylston's prominent landmark—The Old Stone Church—was left remaining as a reminder of those that lost their homes and jobs to the building of the reservoir, it is one of the most photographed sites in the area. When it was built, the Wachusett Reservoir was the largest public water supply reservoir in the world and the largest body of water in Massachusetts.

It has since been surpassed by the Quabbin Reservoir. Because the reservoir is the water supply for Boston, not all areas around it are open to the public. Regulations designed to ensure pure water include the prohibiting of boats, ice fishing, swimming, overnight camping, alcoholic beverages, animals and motor vehicles from the reservoir and abutting property; these regulations are controversial to recreation and fishing proponents, who argue the rules are not needed to protect water quality. A network of fire roads provides easy access for cross-country skiers. In 1999, the reservoir contained 12 introduced species of fish; the limited access, combined with abundant, high-quality habitat, produced state records for brown trout, land-locked salmon, smallmouth bass, white perch. 80% of the 37 mile shoreline is open to angling from April 1 through November 30, depending on ice conditions. McCarthy Earls, Eamon. Wachusett: How Boston's 19th Century Quest for Water Changed Four Towns and a Way of Life.

Franklin, Massachusetts: Via Appia Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9825485-1-6 Wachusett Reservoir Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Wachusett Reservoir History Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Historic Photos MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works Photograph Collection, 1876–1930 documents the construction of the Boston metropolitan water supply as it expanded westward between 1876 and 1925. Mass Central Rail Trail Rails To Trails conversion on the Central Mass line, rerouted during dam construction. Court order and statement of facts about MWRA facilities MassWildlife map and information

Engineering Design and Management v. Burton

Tracey, T/A Engineering Design & Management v Burton, IESC 16, was an Irish Supreme Court case in which the Supreme Court considered the Irish courts' ability to limit the right of access to the courts and, in extreme cases, to dismiss proceedings. The appellant brought proceedings against the respondents in the High Court seeking damages and financial loss following the termination of a contract; the High Court judge held that the relevant case did not involve defamation proceedings and that the appellant had no right to a jury trial. As a result, Kearns P ordered that the case be transferred from the jury list to the non-jury list and ordered that the appellant pay the respondents' costs; the appellant was not present or represented during the High Court proceedings and at the time failed to give the court an explanation as to his absence, satisfactory to the High Court judge. Rather than applying to have the High Court decision set aside, the appellant appealed to the Supreme Court claiming that his case did involve issues of defamation and that the High Court judge was biased against him.

MacMenamin J delivered the only written judgment for the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rejected the appellant's argument that the High Court judge had been biased or that he had in any way acted improperly; the order that the High Court made was not one to dismiss the appellant's claim, but was, rather, a much less significant procedural order that the case be transferred to the non-jury list. The Supreme Court held that such a procedural order to transfer the case to the non-jury list was correct as these proceedings could not properly be characterised as defamation proceedings. While there exists a right to a jury trial in cases of defamation, defamation requires "explicit and clear pleading", something, not done in this case. In the absence of any such pleading the Supreme Court noted that "t does not lie within the power of this Court to now, effectively,'transform' this claim into'defamation proceedings', or a'part-defamation' proceedings." MacMenamin J took the opportunity to provide guidance on the courts' ability to limit the right of access to the courts and, in extreme cases, to dismiss proceedings.

Alluding to recent incidents that had occurred in other court proceedings, MacMenamin J noted that it was "necessary to reiterate some matters which are fundamental". These are that:"n all legal proceedings, whether a litigant is represented or not, a point may be reached where the conduct of such litigation is so dilatory, or so vexatious, or proceeds in a manner which either breaks or ignores rules of procedure, or where there is such egregious misconduct either before court, or in court itself, as to raise questions as to whether the right of access to the court should be limited, or, in extreme cases, whether a case should be struck out. Put the questions are whether there is abuse of process to such a degree that a claim should not be allowed to proceed, or whether such a claim should be allowed to proceed only under identified procedural conditions, or in a manner proportionate to the circumstances, while seeking, as far as is practicable, to vindicate that constitutional right to litigate proceedings."The fact that an appellant represents themselves in court does not alter the duties owed to that court, or the obligation to comply with the rules of court.

Citing from the case of O'Reilly McCabe v. Minister for Justice,& Patrick Cusack Smith & Co, MacMenamin J noted that "the constitutional right of access to the courts, while an important right, is not an absolute one" The courts must protect the rights of opposing parties, the principle of finality of litigation, the resources of the courts and the right to fair procedures enjoyed by every party to a litigation. MacMenamin J noted that, subject to the provisions of the Constitution, the courts can assist litigants and their legal representatives "by considering the papers in a case beforehand. However, at the same time and their legal representatives must abide by the rules of the court or run the risk of having conditions placed on the litigation, or being faced by a more radical sanction such as wasted costs orders, a postponement of proceedings or a dismissal of those proceedings for abuse of process. While the Supreme Court agreed with the order made by the High Court judge that the case be transferred to the non-jury list, MacMenamin J noted a residual concern that "justice be seen to be done".

As a result, the Supreme Court set aside only the part of the High Court judgement and order where costs had been awarded against the appellant in the appellant's absence. Noting that the Supreme Court had given the appellant "an extraordinary degree of latitude", MacMenamin J sent back the remainder of the proceedings to the High Court to be dealt with as a non-jury case. Practice and Procedure Tracey, T/A Engineering Design & Management v Burton