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List of stars in Aquila

This is the list of 143 notable stars in the constellation Aquila, sorted by decreasing brightness. List of stars by constellation ESA. "The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues". Retrieved 26 December 2006. Kostjuk, N. D.. "HD-DM-GC-HR-HIP-Bayer-Flamsteed Cross Index". Retrieved 26 December 2006. Roman, N. G.. "Identification of a Constellation from a Position". Retrieved 26 December 2006. "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 6 January 2007. Samus, N. N.. "Combined General Catalogue of Variable Stars". Retrieved 2 April 2012. Samus, N. N.. "General Catalog of Variable Stars". Retrieved 2 April 2012. Dommanget, J.. "Catalogue of the Components of Double and Multiple Stars". Retrieved 6 January 2007. Gould, B. A. "Uranometria Argentina". Reprinted and updated by Pilcher, F. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2010. "Naming Stars". Retrieved 4 July 2018

South American coati

The South American coati called the ring-tailed coati, is a coati species and a member of the raccoon family, from tropical and subtropical South America. In Brazilian Portuguese, it is known as quati. An adult weighs 2–7.2 kg and is 85–113 cm long, with half of that being its tail. Its color is variable and the rings on the tail may be only somewhat visible, but its distinguishing characteristic is that it lacks the white snout of its northern relative, the white-nosed coati; the South American coati is widespread in subtropical South America. It occurs in the lowland forests east of the Andes as high as 2,500 m from Colombia and The Guianas south to Uruguay and northern Argentina, it has been recorded in west Ecuador, north and west Colombia. In Argentina, it has been recorded in Salta Provinces; the only documented records of white-nosed coati in South America are from far northwestern Colombia, in the Gulf of Urabá region, near Colombian border with Panama. The smaller mountain coati lives foremost at altitudes above the South American coati, but there is considerable overlap.

South American coatis are diurnal animals, live both on the ground and in trees. They are omnivorous, but eat fruit, other small animals and bird eggs, they search for fruit in trees high in the canopy, use their snouts to poke through crevices to find animal prey on the ground. They search for animal prey by turning over rocks on the ground or ripping open logs with their claws. Females live in large groups, called bands, consisting of 15 to 30 animals. Males are solitary. Solitary males were considered a separate species due to the different social habits and were called "coatimundis", a term still sometimes used today. Neither bands of females nor solitary males defend a unique territory, territories therefore overlap. Group members produce soft whining sounds, but alarm calls are different, consisting of loud woofs and clicks. Coatis sleep in the trees; when an alarm call is sounded, they climb trees, drop down to the ground and disperse. Predators of the South American coati include foxes, jaguarundis, domestic dogs, people.

All females in a group come into heat when fruit is in season and mate with several males. Gestation period is 74 to 77 days. Captive females give birth to 1–7 young at a time. In the wild, they leave the group for giving birth in a nest built in trees, rejoin the group with their offspring 5–6 weeks later, they remain with their natal group. Males disperse from their natal group at the age of three years. South American coatis live for up to 7 years in the wild, but can live up to 14 years in captivity. Viverra nasua was the scientific name proposed by Carl Linnaeus in 1766 for a red coati specimen, it was subordinated to the genus Nasua. As of 2005, 13 subspecies were recognized

Shara McCallum

Shara McCallum is a Jamaican American poet. She was awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. McCallum is lives in Pennsylvania. McCallum was born in Jamaica to an African Jamaican father and Venezuelan mother, her family migrated to the United States. She graduated from the University of Miami, from the University of Maryland, with an M. F. A. and from Binghamton University in New York, with a PhD She has taught at the Stonecoast MFA program. She directs the Stadler Center for Poetry and taught creative writing and literature at Bucknell University. McCallum is now a professor of English at Penn State University, she lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Her work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Chelsea, The Iowa Review, Creative Nonfiction, Seneca Review,and Witness. Shara McCallum's first collection, The Water Between Us, may be a typical first book of poetry that moves through the torments and glories of growing up, but it is not a typical collection. McCallum's poems are startling in their breadth of language.

From the beginning McCallum asks us to free our expectations with her apt epigraph, "Only the magic and the dream are true. All the rest's a lie"; the title of the collection, the poet’s first, refers not only to the water of birth but to the mythological waters of memory and the unconscious. 1998 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant Tennessee Individual Artist Grant in Literature 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry Poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Bynner award from the Library of Congress. 2018 OCM Bocas prize for Caribbean Literature for poetry. Full-length poetry collections The Water Between Us. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1999. ISBN 978-0-8229-5710-2. Song of Thieves. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-8229-5813-0; this Strange Land Madwoman Nonfiction Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, ed.. "Mary Church Terrell". African American authors, 1745–1945. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-30910-6. Anthology publications Michael Collier, ed..

The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology Series. University Press of New England. E. Ethelbert Miller, ed.. Beyond the Frontier. Black Classic Press. ISBN 978-1-57478-017-8. Billy Collins, ed.. Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8129-6887-3. Kei Miller, ed.. New Caribbean poetry: an anthology. Carcanet. ISBN 978-1-85754-941-6. "An Interview with Shara McCallum", Smartish Pace, Magdelyn Hammond "Shara McCallum, Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry", YouTube "For Rachel, Just before Speech", ars poetica "The Art Room", Poetry Foundation "Matins". Ploughshares. Spring 2002. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. "The News", Cave Canem

German frigate Hessen

Hessen is a Sachsen-class frigate of the German Navy. Built by Nordseewerke, Hessen was the third and final ship of the Sachsen class to be launched and commissioned into the German Navy, she is based at Wilhelmshaven with the other ships of the Sachsen class as part of 2. Fregattengeschwader, which itself forms part of the Einsatzflottille 2. Shortly after her commissioning in 2006, Hessen was deployed with other ships of the German Navy to guard the Mecklenburg coastline during the 33rd G8 summit in 2007, being held in the region. In 2008 she was part of the Maritime Task Force deployed in support of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. In late 2009 Hessen was involved in a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the east coast of the USA, in company with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. In March the following year she was part of the USS Harry S. Truman combat group. In June the Hessen deployed with the US Fifth Fleet. From January to June 2013 Hessen was part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, as the flagship of Flotilla Admiral Georg von Maltzan.

She participated in Operation Active Endeavour during this period. From December 2013 to April 2014, Hessen was deployed with EUNAVFOR in Operation Atalanta, tackling piracy off the coast of Somalia. From May to June 2015, Hessen deployed in the Mediterranean alongside the replenishment ship Berlin. Together the two vessels saved several hundred migrants from other incidents. In 2017 Hessen was responsible for securing the airspace at the G20 summit in Hamburg. On 28 January 2018 Hessen arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, she and the Norwegian frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen took part in Composite Training Unit Exercises with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, after which Hessen accompanied the combat group on the first half of its deployment to the Mediterranean

Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra

The Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra or the Symphony Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic is a professional symphony orchestra based in Kraków, Poland. The national status of the orchestra is reflected in its program of events, including weekly symphonic concerts in the Wawel Royal Castle, or at the Jagiellonian University famous Collegium Novum, at prominent Kraków churches; the company is more active professionally than any other philharmonic orchestra in the country. The Symphony Orchestra, presently residing in the Kraków Philharmonic, came into being in 1945, it was the first professional symphony orchestra in postwar Poland, formed at the local concert hall during the Soviet offensive. The first postwar director as well as the conductor of the historic first performance held on February 3, 1945, was Professor Zygmunt Latoszewski, survivor of the Warsaw Uprising. Although the attempts to create the first modern-type symphony orchestra in the city go back to the 18th century under the Austrian rule, the professional team was assembled in Kraków only during the imminent collapse of Austria-Hungary, on the initiative of patriotic composer and music director Feliks Nowowiejski.

Soon after the return of Poland's sovereignty at the end of World War One, the company was reinstated, with an inaugural concert held on May 18, 1919 for the centennial anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko's birthday, featuring 80 musicians. In 1931 a brand new concert hall was built at Zwierzyniecka street; the resident orchestra was active there until the Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland, with the last performance held on May 21, 1939, under the direction of Bronisław Wolfstahl. As of 2013 the Orchestra has been around for sixty years, with a new generation of performers and soloists, it consists of one hundred musicians in sixteen sections with five concert-masters whose profiles can be obtained from its official website. In 1962 it was named after composer Karol Szymanowski whose abundant works the orchestra has performed ever since. Penderecki served as the artistic director of the orchestra in 1988–1990, from 1993 held the post of its honorary artistic director. Over the years, the Orchestra has made a host of popular recordings, among them, with music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Gaetano Donizetti, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Karol Szymanowski, Max Bruch, Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Stanisław Moniuszko and others.

The Kraków Philharmonic performed in over 30 foreign countries including in all of Europe as well as in Iran, Canada, South Korea, Turkey and USA. Their concerts were led by the most prominent Polish conductors including Zygmunt Latoszewski, Bohdan Wodiczko, Witold Rowicki, Kazimierz Kord, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Antoni Wit, from abroad: Hermann Abendroth, Nikolai Anosov, Roger Désormière, Dean Dixon, Antal Dorati, Christopher Hogwood, Konstantin Ivanov, Paweł Klecki, Kirill Kondrashin, Rafael Kubelik, Gilbert Levine, Jean Martinon, Sir John Pritchard, Helmuth Rilling, Jerzy Semkow, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Carlo Zecchi. A number of world-renowned soloists performed with the orchestra; the most prominent include Victoria de los Ángeles, Cathy Berberian, Stanislav Bunin, Zara Dolukhanova, Dorothy Dorow, Sidney Harth, Gary Karr, Nigel Kennedy, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, Witold Małcużyński, Yehudi Menuhin, Midori Gotō, Shlomo Mintz, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Garrick Ohlsson and Igor Oistrakh, Vlado Perlemuter, Maurizio Pollini, Ruggiero Ricci, Mstislav Rostropovich, Artur Rubinstein, Isaac Stern, Henryk Szeryng, Narciso Yepes, Yo-Yo Ma, Teresa Żylis-Gara

Nottingham University Gliding Club

The University of Nottingham Gliding Club is the gliding club of the University of Nottingham. The aim of the club is to provide affordable flying in order to introduce as many members as possible to unpowered flight. Affiliated with the Cranwell Gliding Club, the club is open to any full or associate member of the University of Nottingham Students' Union; the club is one of some 28 University Gliding clubs within the UK, with over 130 members for the 2016-2017 academic year is one of the largest. Flying takes place all year-round on weekends and bank holidays at RAF Cranwell, though several expeditions to other gliding sites are organised throughout the year; the club was formed in the 1970s, was affiliated to the Buckminster Gliding Club at Saltby Airfield. The founding member was Mr Brian Spreckley an undergraduate at the University, subsequently the 1987 World Gliding Champion. In 1987 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club. In 2005 he was the recipient of the FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma for services to gliding.

In 1990 the club moved from Saltby to begin a new affiliation with the Four Counties Gliding Club, flying from RAF Syerston until 2004, subsequently at RAF Barkston Heath. The affiliation with Four Counties ended. Since May 2005 UoN Gliding have been affiliated to and fly with Cranwell Gliding Club at RAF Cranwell; the current club fleet consists of: Grob G103a Twin II Acro. Purchased in December 2006 from the RAFGSA, the ‘Twin II’ Acro is a high-performance two-seater sailplane made by Grob Aerospace; the aircraft is of T-tail configuration, with glass fibre construction, is fitted with a non-retractable undercarriage and upper-surface airbrakes. It is designed for training, high performance, aerobatic flying. Grob G102 Astir CS 77. Purchased in 2011, the Astir CS 77 is a high-performance single-seater sailplane made by Grob Aerospace; the aircraft is of T-tail configuration, with glass fibre construction, is fitted with a retractable undercarriage and upper surface airbrakes. It is designed for cross-country flying.

In addition to the UoN Gliding fleet, club members have access to Cranwell Gliding Club's extensive fleet. This includes: Two-Seaters Duo Discus ASK 21 ASK 21 Schebie SF-25C Single-Seaters LS8 Discus CS Astir CS The club's members are not charged soaring fees when flying their gliders. Cranwell gliders are charged at £ 1.00 per 5 minutes flight time. As per standard gliding custom, neither UoN Gliding nor Cranwell Gliding Club charge for instruction. Current & previous aircraft owned by the club: The club, its members, have a long record in competing in Inter-University and National competitions; as a club, a number of competitions are participated in each year. These include events such as the Inter Club League. Many of the club's members have competed with success at the Junior National Gliding Championships, the premier Gliding Competition for those under 26 years of age in the UK; some members have gone on to compete in both National Championships and at International level. The club's founder, Mr Brian Spreckley, has gone on to become a Gliding World Champion, ex-committee-member Mr David Bromley was the 2017 UK national champion in the standard class, placed 5th in the 2015 European standard class championship, 13th in the 2018 standard class World championship. UniGliding Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association British Gliding Association