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MV Victoria (1959)

MV Victoria is a Lake Victoria ferry operated by the Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania. Until Kenyan independence from the United Kingdom in 1963 she was the Royal Mail Ship RMS Victoria. Yarrow Shipbuilders at Scotstoun, Glasgow built Victoria in 1960, she was disassembled and exported to Mombasa in 1,500 crates and reassembled at Kisumu on Lake Victoria for the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation in 1961. Assembling of the ship known as "SS Victoria" was headed by the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation, Kenyan Chief Engineer - Mr. Christopher Hannington Jobita; when the ship was commissioned Elizabeth II granted her the Royal Mail Ship designation: the only EAR&H ship to receive this distinction. When commissioned in 1961, Victoria had capacity for 230 passengers and 200 tons of freight and had refrigeration for perishable cargo, she took over the EAR&H's circular service around the ports of Lake Victoria, halving the total journey time to two and a half days which enabled her to serve all ports on the lake twice a week.

EAR&H accordingly introduced new fares for passengers and rates for different classes of freight on her. In 1977 EAR&H was divided between Kenya and Uganda and Victoria was transferred to the new Tanzania Railways Corporation. In 1997 TRC's inland shipping division became a separate company, the Marine Services Company Ltd

Maude Storey

Maude Storey, CBE, FRCN was a British nurse, nursing administrator and writer, as well as President of the Royal College of Nursing from 1988 to 1990. Storey was born at Wigan, where she attended the Wigan and District Mining and Technical College, After training in Manchester, she went to London to qualify as a midwife, she returned to Wigan and was named clinical instructor at Wigan Infirmary as well as a member of the Wigan Health Authority. After serving as a regional nursing officer for the Mersey Regional Health Authority, she was appointed registrar of the General Nursing Council of England and Wales. Never married, Storey was a devout Methodist, she suffered from diabetes although no official cause was given in the news reports of her death, which came five days after her 73rd birthday in Reading, Berkshire in 2003. Operation and education in home health care service: A study on home health care services in a hospital: Wonju Christian Hospital Operation and education in home health care service: Operational research on the development of a hospital based home health care program Development of a new statutory structure for nursing and health visiting in the United Kingdom Nurse education conference: meeting society's requirements Nurses must take the professional conduct code UK Central Council elections: why bother?

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Isabelle (Animal Crossing)

Isabelle, known as Shizue in Japan, is a fictional character from the Animal Crossing series of video games. She is a kindly Shih Tzu that debuted in the 2012 release Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where she serves as the secretary to the player character. Isabelle has received positive reception, to the point becoming one of the most prominent characters in the Animal Crossing franchise and its de facto mascot, her popularity has led to appearances outside of the Animal Crossing series, including a playable role in the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Isabelle is a golden-coloured Shih Tzu named Shizue in Japanese. Animal Crossing designers wanted players to reject Isabelle's offer of a ceremony for various accomplishments as mayor at least once so that they feel bad about having done so. Animal Crossing director Katsuya Eguchi and New Leaf producer Aya Kyogoku both enjoyed Isabelle. Isabelle's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is based on fellow Animal Crossing character Villager.

However, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai chose not to make Isabelle an "Echo Fighter" of Villager because of her different animations and her proportions being based on character models in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as opposed to earlier Animal Crossing character models. Isabelle first appeared in the 2012 video game Animal Crossing: New Leaf along with her twin brother Digby. In the game, she acts as the secretary to the player character, who becomes the town mayor, assists them with various tasks, she has appeared in several Animal Crossing games since, including Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Outside of the Animal Crossing franchise, Isabelle has appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series, first appearing as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U before becoming a playable character in the Nintendo Switch sequel Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Isabelle appears in the Wii U video game Mario Kart 8 as a downloadable racer, as well as in its Nintendo Switch update Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Player costumes based on Isabelle appear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Isabelle appears as part of Nintendo's amiibo line of toys-to-life figures. Isabelle appears in a one-off gag manga in the magazine CoroCoro. Nintendo's official Animal Crossing Twitter account is named after Isabelle and creates tweets in the style of the character in order to remind players about current or forthcoming Animal Crossing titles. Isabelle has received positive reception since her debut, to the point that she has become the mascot of the Animal Crossing series, she was ranked as the as one of the best video game characters of the 2010s by Polygon staff. Writer Amy Valens explains that her popularity was due to her being "wholesome and adorable." Writer Nadia Oxford praised her for her intelligence and selflessness, stating that she is "guaranteed to turn your heart into a crimson puddle of pulsating goo." She noted that all Nintendo has to do to get her to go back to playing New Leaf is for them to "release a sketch of Isabelle the shih tzu sitting forlornly at her cobweb-covered desk, a cup of coffee turning to ice by her elbow."

Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez called Isabelle adorable and her "beloved," while expressing sadness at how difficult it was to obtain her amiibo card. GamesRadar's Henry Gilbert called her his favorite resident in Animal Crossing due to her cute appearance and reliability. Writer Brittany Vincent called Isabelle one of the most adorable Animal Crossing characters. Writer Jaime Carrillo called her the best helper in video games. Author Ashley Brown discussed Animal Crossing's systems where characters in the game are designed to be aware of the passage of time, she discussed Isabelle's dialogue in particular, where she will become flustered if the player chooses to try and delete the town. She brings up the residents and the town's history, which Brown says is a novel concept but one that may cause distress. Isabelle has been perceived by fans as being pansexual, hinted at by an apparent crush on the player-character regardless of gender. Isabelle has been a popular suggestion for Super Smash Bros.

Ultimate among fans. Electronic Gaming Monthly writer Mollie L. Patterson praised her inclusion in Mario Kart 8, calling her adorable and stating her infatuation with the character. Nadia Oxford considered Isabelle as part of one of the best downloadable content packs in 2015, calling her adorable. Writer Gita Jackson called Isabelle her "precious angel" and that Isabelle appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate constituted a birthday gift to her. Game Informer's Jeff Cork noted that Isabelle was a particular favorite for him among Ultimate's newcomers. Writer Jeremy Parish ranked Isabelle as his 11th best character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he called her the "most lovable, hard-working character" Nintendo has. She is his favorite character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Paste Magazine writer Holly Green ranked her as her least favorite of the newcomers in Ultimate, noting her dislike of some of her moves while praising her Fishing Rod attack. Fellow Paste Magazine writer Natalie Flores called her the cutest character in Super Smash Bros.

IGN's Tom Marks felt that she "fantastic" and "charming," but lamented how similar she is to Villager. The official Animal Crossing Twitter account is designed to appear. An Animal Crossing-brand Isabelle amiibo was produced in conjunction with the release of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. A Super Smash Bro