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Magnetic anomaly detector

A magnetic anomaly detector is an instrument used to detect minute variations in the Earth's magnetic field. The term refers to magnetometers used by military forces to detect submarines. Geoexploration by measuring and studying variations in the Earth's magnetic field has been conducted by scientists since 1843; the first uses of magnetometers were for the location of ore deposits. Thalen's "The Examination of Iron Ore Deposits by Magnetic Measurements", published in 1879, was the first scientific treatise describing this practical use. Magnetic anomaly detectors employed to detect submarines during World War II harnessed the fluxgate magnetometer, an inexpensive and easy to use technology developed in the 1930s by Victor Vacquier of Gulf Oil for finding ore deposits. MAD gear was used by both Japanese and U. S. anti-submarine forces, either towed by ship or mounted in aircraft to detect shallow submerged enemy submarines. The Japanese called the technology jikitanchiki. After the war, the U. S. Navy continued to develop MAD gear as a parallel development with sonar detection technologies.

Satellite, near-surface and oceanic data from detectors was used to create the World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map published by the Commission for the Geological Map of the World in July 2007. To reduce interference from electrical equipment or metal in the fuselage of the aircraft, the MAD sensor is placed at the end of a boom or on a towed aerodynamic device. So, the submarine must be near the aircraft's position and close to the sea surface for detection of the anomaly, because magnetic fields decrease as the inverse cube of distance; the size of the submarine, its hull composition and orientation determine the detection range. MAD devices are mounted on aircraft. For aeromagnetic survey applications the magnetic sensor can be mounted on an aircraft or in a towed device. A chart is produced that geologists and geophysicists can study to determine the distribution and concentration of magnetic minerals which are related to geology and mineral deposits. Antisubmarine warfare Autolycus, a precursor of MAD

Richard E. Turley Jr.

Richard Eyring "Rick" Turley Jr. is an American historian and genealogist, an Assistant Church Historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On April 26, 2016, the church announced that he would succeed Michael Otterson as the managing director of the church's Public Affairs Department, effective September 1, 2016. Turley was born in Fort Texas, to Richard and Betty Jean Nickle Turley, his father, a nuclear engineer and professor, would become a mission president and general authority of the LDS Church. Turley attended high school in Salt Lake City, when he met Shirley Swensen, they would marry in the Salt Lake Temple and have six children. Turley aspired to be a lawyer, by his father's urging, an Institute of Religion teacher, by his deep personal interest in LDS Church history. From 1975 to 1977, Turley served as an LDS missionary to the Japan Tokyo Mission. After returning from Japan, Turley studied at Brigham Young University as a Spencer W. Kimball Scholar, receiving a B. A. in English in 1982.

At BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School, he was editor of the law review and elected to the Order of the Coif. Upon graduation in April 1985, Turley received the Hugh B. Brown Barrister's Award for top classroom performance. After passing the Utah State Bar examination, Turley practiced law before being hired by the LDS Church in January 1986, he was appointed Assistant Managing Director of the Historical Department, to replace the retiring Earl Olson. At this time, the department was heavily involved in the investigation of Mark Hofmann, the historical documents forger who attempted to hide his fraud by murder during the previous October. Turley's legal training helped the department which had examined and acquired several Hoffman forgeries. Watching the case unfold in the press and in books, Turley felt misconceptions lingered from the media frenzy. To tell the story from the perspectives of the murder victims and the LDS Church he published Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case in 1992 through the University of Illinois Press.

Though he wrote the book without church direction, his trusted position granted him church leaders' support and access to interviews, journals and other records. Turley was appointed Managing Director of the Historical Department in 1989, in 1996 he became Managing Director of the Family History Department. While over the family history department Turley oversaw the launching of In 2000, the Family History and Church History departments merged into the Family and Church History Department, over which Turley remained as Managing Director. In these roles, Turley oversaw the Church Archives, the Church History Library, the Museum of Church History and Art, the Family History Library, the FamilySearch Center, the Granite Mountain Records Vault, over 4,000 branch family history centers; these comprise one of the largest collections of Mormon history, western history, genealogy in the world. As a person of authority in LDS history and past defender of the church in the Hofmann controversy, Turley became one of three official LDS Church respondents to a popular 2003 book critical of Mormonism, Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer.

In the department, Turley managed several notable electronic projects. FamilySearch, a massive genealogical database website, was launched in 1999. Other records were released on CD-ROM, including the Freedman’s Bank, the Mormon Immigration Index, European Vital Records Indexes, 1880s censuses, including the 1881 British Census, which won the Besterman/McColvin Award from the Library Association of Great Britain. For these efforts, restoring several LDS historic sites, Turley received the Historic Preservation Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2004. In 2002, BYU Press published Selected Collections From the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which Turley edited. On 74 DVDs, this released numerous important and rare early documents of the church, which some scholars and historians called "the most important event in modern Mormon publishing," and "an achievement of such significance that no praise, no matter how effusive, seems sufficiently laudatory."

More changes came to the department after Marlin K. Jensen became Church Historian in 2005; the department again staffed professional researchers, the Joseph Smith Papers Project expanded, a new Church History Library was announced. On March 12, 2008, the Family and Church History Department announced it was becoming two departments again: the Family History Department and the Church History Department. In addition, Turley became the Assistant Church Historian, an ecclesiastical position, unfilled for over 25 years. Steven L. Olsen, the department's Associate Managing Director, took Turley's old position of Managing Director. For his contributions to public history while overseeing the church's archives, records and historic sites, Turley was awarded the 2013 Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association. In April 2016, the church announced that Turley would move from the Church History Department and become the successor to Michael Otterson as the managing director of the church's Public Affiars Department.

The two worked together through a transition period until Otterson's departure in August, to accept an assignment as a temple president. Among other events and activities in this new role, Turley traveled to the Philippines in December 2017 where he gave three devotionals on Church History. In 2017, Turley was given the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation Junius W

Mick Dodson

Michael James "Mick" Dodson is an Indigenous Australian barrister and member of the Yawuru peoples in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia. His brother is Pat Dodson a noted Aboriginal leader. Following his parents' death, he boarded at Monivae College, Victoria, he graduated with degrees in Jurisprudence and Law from Monash University in 1974, as the first Indigenous person to graduate from law in Australia. Following graduation, he worked as a criminal solicitor for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, as a criminal defence barrister at the Victorian Bar, where he still practices as a barrister specialising in native title, he has worked extensively as a legal adviser in native title and human rights, as an academic in Indigenous law. He is Professor of Law at the Australian National University, as the director of its National Centre for Indigenous Studies, has lectured as a visiting academic at the University of Arizona and Harvard University respectively.

Dodson's efforts for the rights of indigenous people around the world in 2005 made him a member of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He has been a prominent advocate of land rights and other issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Australia and globally and has extensive involvement in the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues, he is the Chief Investigator for the Serving Our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia project, an Australian Research Council-funded research project based at The Australian National University. On 25 January 2009, he was named Australian of the Year, he now works in Canberra. Apart from human rights Dodson has been active in politics of Australian government and crime prevention. Australian of the Year, 2009 Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Distinguished Alumni Award, Monash University, 1998 Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2009 Honorary Member of the University of Kingwood Nationals, 2010 Member of the Order of Australia, 2003 Member of the Order of Indonesia, awarded on New Year's Day 2003 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Technology Sydney, 1998 Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of New South Wales, 1999 Honorary Doctorate, University of Canberra, 2010 ANU College of Law profile Selected publications and presentations, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

El Paisano Hotel

El Paisano Hotel is a historic hotel located in Marfa, United States. The hotel was designed by Trost & Trost and opened in 1930; the hotel may be best known as the location headquarters for the cast and crew of the film Giant for six weeks in the summer of 1955 The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1978. The El Paisano Hotel was built by Charles N. Bassett of El Paso, it was designed by Henry C. Trost of Trost & Trost of El Paso, Texas in a Spanish Revival style; the hotel is a "U" shape plan with a fifty by fifty foot courtyard with a large fountain in the center. The main customers of the El Paisano during the 1930s and 1940s were area cattle ranchers who came to Marfa to buy and sell their herds, tourists who came to West Texas for the benefits of the dry desert air. In 1955, George Stevens and a Warner Bros film crew came to Presidio County to film Giant; the El Paisano Hotel served as base of operations for the months during which time the film was being shot in the surrounding countryside.

Stevens stayed at the El Paisano Hotel as did the 300 plus members of the cast and crew who included: James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Sal Mineo, Chill Wills, Jane Withers among others. The hotel began to go into decline in the 1970s. El Paisano Properties Corp. bought the property in the late 1970s and converted the hotel's 65 rooms into 9 timeshare condominiums. Although 800 timeshare units were sold, the owners abandoned the business and Presidio County foreclosed on the property for back taxes. Joe and Lanna Duncan purchased the property at auction for $185,000 in March 2001. After three years of renovations, the hotel reopened with 33 rooms and suites available for the public. National Register of Historic Places listings in Presidio County, Texas

Zieria tenuis

Zieria tenuis is a plant in the citrus family Rutaceae and endemic to the northern inland of Queensland. It is an open, straggly shrub with wiry branches, three-part leaves and groups of nine to twelve flowers with four white or pinkish petals and four stamens, it is similar to Z. collina but has larger petals, to Z. cytisoides which has different leaf venation and differently shaped leaflets. Zieria tenuis is an open, straggly shrub which grows to a height of 1.5 m and has wiry branches covered with soft hairs. The leaves are composed of three oblong to narrow elliptic leaflets, the central leaflet one 9–32 mm long and 3–7 mm wide; the leaves have a petiole 5–18 mm long. The lower surface of the leaflets have raised veins and the upper surface is covered with minute, star-like hairs; the flowers are arranged in groups of nine to twelve in leaf axils, the groups shorter than the leaves. The groups are on a stalk 8–18 mm long and only about 0.5 mm wide. The flowers are surrounded by scale-like bracts 1 -- 3 mm long.

The sepals are triangular, about 1–2.5 mm long and 1 mm wide and the four petals are white or pinkish, elliptic to egg-shaped, about 2 mm long and 1 mm wide with star-like hairs on both surfaces. There are four stamens. Flowering occurs between April and July and is followed by fruits which are smooth, glabrous capsules about 3 mm long and 2 mm wide. Zieria tenuis was first formally described in 2007 by Marco Duretto and Paul Forster from a specimen collected from Agate Creek near Forsayth and the description was published in Austrobaileya; the specific epithet is a Latin word referring to the thin flower stalk. This zieria occurs near Forsayth and in the White Mountains National Park in the Desert Uplands and Einasleigh Uplands bioregions


Whatton-in-the-Vale is an English village in the Nottinghamshire borough of Rushcliffe. It lies in the Vale of Belvoir, with the River Smite to the west and the River Whipling to the east north of the trunk A52 road, twelve miles east of Nottingham, it had a population of 843 at the 2011 census. The place name seems to contain the Old English word hwǣte for wheat, + tūn meaning an enclosure, a farmstead, a village, an estate, etc. so "Farm where wheat is grown." "In the Vale," i. e. the Vale of Belvoir. The place appears as Watone in the Domesday survey of 1086. Whatton Mill was a five-storey brick tower windmill built in 1820, it had four patent sails. Milling ceased in about 1916; the capless tower is now a listed building. The Anglican Church of St. John of Beverley is a Grade II* listed building dating from the 14th century, but extensively restored and rebuilt in the 19th century, it belongs to the Cranmer Group of parishes, with the churches at Aslockton, Orston and Thoroton. A service is held there once a month.

The population of Whatton was 306 in 1801, 399 in 1821, 388 in 1831. Whatton Manor estate, to the south of the village, was inherited in 1840 by Thomas Dickinson Hall, who built a substantial manor house there in "Elizabethan style"; the family financed church-building work in the district. The manor house and its grounds were sold in 1919 to Samuel Ernest Chesterman, who in turn sold them to William Goodacre Player, son of John Player of the cigarette manufacturers John Player & Sons); the manor building, by in poor condition, was demolished in the mid-1960s, but the original stables can still be seen from Manor Lane. They now house a stud farm; the village pub, the Griffin's Head, was replaced by private housing. Whatton was once a named telephone exchange for many villages, but the name gave way to a dialling code. Whatton belongs under Rushcliffe Borough Council. Since December 1919, the member of Parliament for the Rushcliffe constituency, to which Whatton belongs, is the Conservative Ruth Edwards.

Whatton is served by Aslockton railway station, less than a mile to the north of the village, which offers services to Skegness and beyond. Its daytime, weekday bus services run to Bingham, Newark-on-Trent and elsewhere. Whatton opened at the west end of the village in 1960 as a detention centre. Since 1990 it has been a Category C. Media related to Whatton-in-the-Vale at Wikimedia Commons Details of the conservation area GENUKI page Whatton-in-the-Vale Parish Council Whatton-in-the-Vale Local History