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Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Marshall Islands. It is a large coral atoll of 64 islands in the Pacific Ocean, it forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. The atoll encloses a lagoon of 295 square kilometres; as with other atolls in the Marshall Islands, Majuro consists of narrow land masses. The main population center, Delap-Uliga-Djarrit, is made up of three contiguous motus and has a population of 20,301 people as of 2012. Majuro has shopping district and hotels. Majuro has an international airport with scheduled international flights to Hawaii, Micronesia and Nauru, flights to domestic destinations around the country. At the western end of the atoll, about 50 kilometres from D–U–D by road, is the island community of Laura, an expanding residential area with a popular beach. Laura has the highest elevation point on the atoll, estimated at less than 3 metres above sea level. Djarrit is residential. Being north of the Equator, Majuro has a tropical rainforest climate but not an equatorial climate because trade winds are prevailing throughout the year though they are interrupted during the summer months by the movement of the Intertropical Convergence Zone across the area.

Typhoons are rare. Temperatures are consistent throughout the course of the year with average temperatures around 27 °C. Does the temperature fall below 21 °C. Majuro sees 3,200 millimetres of precipitation annually. Humans have inhabited the atoll for at least 2,000 years. Majuro Atoll was claimed by the German Empire with the rest of the Marshall Islands in 1884, the Germans established a trading post; as with the rest of the Marshalls, Majuro was captured by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1914 during World War I and mandated to the Empire of Japan by the League of Nations in 1920. The island became a part of the Japanese mandated territory of the South Seas Mandate. On January 30, 1944, United States troops invaded, but found that Japanese forces had evacuated their fortifications to Kwajalein and Enewetak about a year earlier. A single Japanese warrant officer had been left as a caretaker. With his capture, the islands were secured; this gave the U. S. Navy use of one of the largest anchorages in the Central Pacific.

The lagoon became a large forward naval base of operations and was the largest and most active port in the world until the war moved westward when it was supplanted by Ulithi. Following World War II, Majuro came under the control of the United States as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, it supplanted Jaluit Atoll as the administrative center of the Marshall Islands, a status that it retains after the independence of the Marshall Islands in 1986. The major population centers are the D–U–D communities: the islets of Delap–Uliga–Djarrit; as of 2011, Majuro had a population of 27,797. Most of the population is Christian; the majority follows the United Church of Christ. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands is located in Majuro. Islamic influence has been increasing. There is a sizable number of Ahmadi Muslims; the first mosque opened in Majuro in September 2012. There are LDS churches, Baptist churches, Seventh-Day Adventist churches, the Salvation Army.

Majuro's economy is driven by the service sector. On September 15, 2007, Witon Barry, of the Tobolar Copra processing plant in the Marshall Islands' capital of Majuro, said power authorities, private companies and entrepreneurs had been experimenting with coconut oil as an alternative to diesel fuel for vehicles, power generators and ships. Coconut trees abound in the Pacific's tropical islands. Copra from 6 to 10 coconuts makes 1 litre of oil. Air Marshall Islands has its headquarters in Majuro; the College of the Marshall Islands is located in Uliga. The University of South Pacific has a presence on Majuro. Bank of the Marshall Islands Bank of Guam Marshall Islands Development Bank Beyond Banking Group Marshall Islands Public School System operates public schools. High schools: The Marshall Islands High School is near the north end of Majuro. Laura High School Life Skills AcademyPrimary schools: Ajeltake Elementary School Delap Elementary School DUD Kindergarten Ejit Elementary School Laura Elementary School Long Island Elementary School Majuro Middle School Rairok Elementary School Rita Elementary School Uliga Elementary School Woja Maj.

Elementary SchoolIn the 1994-1995 school year Majuro had 10 private elementary schools and six private high schools. There is a Seventh Day Adventist High School and Elementary School in Delap, where English is taught to all students. Majuro Hospital has 81 beds, it is the main hospital for Majuro, as well as many of the outer islands. The Majuro Water and Sewer Company obtains water from a catchment basin on the International Airport runway, it supplies 14 US gallons per person per day. This compares with New York City's 118 US gallons per person per day. Water is supplied 12 hours daily; the threat of drought is commonplace. Marshall Islands International Airport, offering domestic and international services, is on Majuro Atoll, it is served by four passenger airlines: United Airlines, Nauru Airlines, Air Marshall Islands, and

Cetyl alcohol

Cetyl alcohol known as hexadecan-1-ol and palmityl alcohol, is a fatty alcohol with the formula CH315OH. At room temperature, cetyl alcohol flakes; the name cetyl derives from the whale oil. Cetyl alcohol was discovered in 1817 by the French chemist Michel Chevreul when he heated spermaceti, a waxy substance obtained from sperm whale oil, with caustic potash. Flakes of cetyl alcohol were left behind on cooling. Modern production is based around the reduction of palmitic acid, obtained from palm oil. Cetyl alcohol is used in the cosmetic industry as an opacifier in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions, it is employed as a lubricant for nuts and bolts, is the active ingredient in some "liquid pool covers". Moreover, it can be used as a cosurfactant in Emulsion applications. People who suffer from eczema can be sensitive to cetyl alcohol, though this may be due to impurities rather than cetyl alcohol itself. However, cetyl alcohol is sometimes included in medications used for the treatment of eczema.

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Nomads RFC

Nomads Rugby Football Club plays in Hampshire 1 League, England. Nomads RFC, now known as Southsea Nomads RFC, was formed in May 1978 by a group of players who had all been members of the now defunct Portsmouth Civil Service RFC; that club disbanded at the end of season ‘77-78 and some players not wishing to join other local clubs decided to form one of their own. So with a meeting held at the “Old House at Home” Paulsgrove, Nomads RFC was born; the name was chosen because the team had no home and the logo of a Snail wearing a scrum cap soon followed, as a snail is a Nomad who carries its home on its back. Some of the original members are still around the club. Nomads have had several temporary homes over the years; the “John Barleycorn”, Great Southsea St., its first home and now has been turned into a private dwelling. The Royal Sailors Home Club, Queen Street from 1981 and Watersedge Park Community Centre which became its clubhouse from 1987, it has played at three different grounds, starting at Farlington, being moved by the council to Alexandra Park to the Eastern Road Sailing Centre Ground and back to Farlington.

Its home now is the Portsmouth University ground at the end of Locksway Road, with its Clubhouse being the "Old House at Home" pub not far from it. They were founder members of the Courage Leagues in 1989, forming part of the Hampshire league set up, they were the first club in Hampshire to form and run a Women’s team, though this team disbanded at the end of the 1999-2000 season. They have run three sides for Men in the past but are reduced to two now as there seems to be a general reduction in the numbers of people playing Rugby. Kevin Darnley of Portsmouth started with Nomads, as did Douggie Setchell of Gosport, Robbie Allsopp, Tony Armstrong of Havant and most John Brothers of Trojans; the side was in Hampshire Division One, led by skipper Chris Groves. Relinque numquam mulsum adiacentem, which roughly translates to "never leave your beer loafing".. Fair warning! Hampshire 2 champions: 2010-11 Tobias Cutler Nomads Rugby Rugby Union Rugby Football Union Marlborough Nomads Hampshire Rugby Nomads RFC

Robby the Robot

Robby the Robot is a fictional character and science fiction icon who first appeared in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet. He made a number of subsequent appearances in science fiction movies and television programs without specific reference to the original film character; the name "Robbie" had appeared in science fiction before Forbidden Planet. In a pulp magazine adventure The Fantastic Island, the name is used for a mechanical likeness of Doc Savage used to confuse foes; the name is used in Isaac Asimov's short story "Robbie" about a first-generation robot designed to care for children. In Tom Swift on The Phantom Satellite, it is the name given to a small four-foot robot designed by Tom Swift Jr. the boy inventor in the Tom Swift Jr. science fiction novel series by Victor Appleton II. Robby the Robot originated as a character in the 1956 MGM science fiction film Forbidden Planet; the story centers on a crew of space explorers from Earth who land their starship, the C57-D, on the planet Altair IV, ruled by the mysterious Dr. Morbius.

Robby is a mechanical servant that Morbius has designed and programmed using knowledge gleaned from his study of the Krell, a long-extinct race of intelligent beings that once populated Altair IV. The film’s plot appears loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, with the planet Altair IV standing in for Shakespeare’s remote island and Dr. Morbius for Prospero. In this context Robby is analogous to Ariel, a spirit enslaved by Prospero. Robby exhibits artificial intelligence, but has a distinct personality that at times exhibits a dry wit, he is instructed by Morbius to be helpful to the Earthmen and does so by synthesizing and transporting to their landing site 10 tons of "isotope 217", a lightweight though still effective replacement for the requested lead shielding needed to house the C57-D’s main stardrive to power an attempt to contact Earth base for further instructions. Morbius programmed Robby to obey a system of rules similar to Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics as expressed in I, Robot.

One of the laws is a rule against killing humans. Hollywood purposely, misleadingly, depicts Robby in the film’s advertising posters as a terrifying adversarial creature carrying a seductively posed unconscious maiden, but no such scene is in the film and the images do not reflect in any way Robby's benevolent and intelligent character. Robby only carries one person during the film, the Earth starship's Dr. Ostrow, when he is mortally wounded near the end of the film. Robby was designed by members of the MGM art department and constructed by the studio's prop department; these concepts were refined by production illustrator Mentor Huebner and perfected by MGM staff production draughtsman and mechanical designer Robert Kinoshita. The robot's groundbreaking design and dazzling finish represented a radical advance on the conventional "walking oil-can" depictions of robots in earlier features and film serials, the only previous film robot of comparable style and quality was the "Menschmaschine" created for Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

However, this did not come cheap: As with every aspect of the production of Forbidden Planet, MGM spared no expense on Robby's design and construction. At a reported cost of US$125,000 it was, proportional to total budget, one of the most expensive single film props created up to that time, which represented nearly 7% of the film's total budget of US$1.9 million.. But thanks to its imaginative design, intricate detailing, the high visual quality of the final product, Robby became the "face" of the film and soon became an enduring popular culture icon; the Robby suit was constructed using a range of materials including metal, rubber and Plexiglas. The plastic parts were a pioneering example of the use of the novel technology of vacuum-forming heated plastic over wooden molds; these parts were made from an early form of ABS plastic with the brand name "Royalite", a material used at the time for making suitcases. The finished suit stands just over 7-foot tall and was fabricated in three detachable sections: the legs and lower torso, the barrel-like chest section, the detailed'head'.

The tall paraboloidal plexiglass dome that covered the head housed the detailed mechanisms representing Robby's electronic brain. These included a "pilot light" at the top, an intricate apparatus terminating in three white wire-frame spheres that rotate in planetary fashion, a pair of reciprocating arms in the shape of an inverted "V", multiple flashing lights, an elaborate horizontal array of moving levers resembling saxophone keys. Conical protuberances attached to each side of the head carry two small forward-facing blinking lights and two rotating chromed rings, one mounted vertically and the other horizontally, which represent Robby's audio detectors; the bottom front section of the head is a curved grille consisting of parallel rows of thin blue neon tubes, which light up in synchronization with Robb

Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner

Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner was a German Baroque painter. He became a pupil of the painter Johann Heinrich Schönfeld, spent 15 years in Italy. Schmidtner is known for his altarpieces in churches near his home in Augsburg. Die Sieben Geschenke des Heiligen Geistes Aufnahme des Hl. Martin in den Himmel Kreuzabnahme Christi Maria Knotenlöserin Claudia Madel: Die Nachfolge Johann Heinrich Schönfelds unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Maler Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner und Johann Georg Knappich, 1987. Martin aus dem Umkreis von Johann Heinrich Schönfeld in Jengen und Langenneufnach. Universitätsbibliothek, Augsburg 2014 Volltext Webseite zum Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin, mit Erwähnung des Malers Webseite zum Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin, mit Hinweis auf den Maler und Angaben zur Kopie in Argentinien


The Blättersberg near Rhodt unter Rietburg in the Rhenish-Palatine county of Südliche Weinstraße is a mountain, 613.2 m above sea level, in the Palatine Forest in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The mountain has a south summit; the Blättersberg lies in the Haardt, the eastern mountain chain of the Palatine Forest, in the eponymous nature park. Its summit rises 3 kilometres west-northwest of Rhodt unter Rietburg, within whose territory most of the mountain lies, 4.5 km west-southwest of Edenkoben, between the Edenkoben valley in the north and the Modenbach valley in the south, 1.6 km northwest of the village of Weyher in der Pfalz. The mountain can be made out from the Rhine Plain. On its east-northeastern flank, to the west and above the stately home of Villa Ludwigshöhe, visible for miles, is the castle of Rietburg, a landmark. At the southern foot of the mountain, by the upper reaches of the Modenbach stream, lies the historic estate of the Buschmühle mill; the elevation of the Blättersberg is given on some topographic maps as 613.2 m, but on others as 618 m.

About 60 metres south-southeast of the summit is another high point, 611.8 m. On the southern summit of the Blätterberg stands an observation tower, built in 1883, called the Ludwig Tower. From the viewing platform of the 15 metre-high tower the view to the east into the Rhine Plain is blocked by the trees, but elsewhere one can see as far as the Badener Höhe and Hornisgrinde in the Black Forest to the south-southeast, nearby Trifels Castle to the southwest, the Frankenweide forest with its hills, the Weißenberg and Hortenkopf to the west, the nearby Kesselberg mountain to the northwest and the highest point in the Palatine Forest, the Kalmit, to the north-northeast; the Blättersberg and the Ludwig Tower may be reached from the top station of the chair lift near Villa Ludwigshöhe or from the Hüttenbrunnen hiker's car park in the Edenkobener valley above the Kohlplatz. Numerous hiking trails run through the local countryside. Blättersberg Around the Blättersberg