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Manus Island

Manus Island is part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea and is the largest of the Admiralty Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in Papua New Guinea, with an area of 2,100 km2, measuring around 100 km × 30 km. Manus Island is covered in rugged jungles which can be broadly described as lowland tropical rain forest; the highest point on Manus Island is Mt. Dremsel, 718 metres above sea level at the centre of the south coast. Manus Island is volcanic in origin and broke through the ocean's surface in the late Miocene, 8 to 10 million years ago; the substrate of the island is either directly volcanic or from uplifted coral limestone. Lorengau, the capital of Manus Province, is located on the island. Momote Airport, the terminal for Manus Province, is located on nearby Los Negros Island. A bridge connects the province capital of Lorengau. In the 2000 census, the whole Manus Province had a population of 50,321; the Austronesian Manus languages are spoken on the island. The Australian-run Manus Regional Processing Centre has been situated on Los Negros Island since 2001, used to house asylum seekers arriving by boat found within Australia's defined territorial borders, but is due to be closed as of 30 November 2019.

Manus Island is home to the emerald green snail, whose shells were harvested to be sold as jewellery. The first recorded sighting of Manus Island by Europeans was by Spanish explorer Álvaro de Saavedra on board the carrack Florida on 15 August 1528, while trying to return to New Spain from the Maluku Islands. Saavedra circled Manus Island, landed on Murai islet to the south west. Murai was found to be inhabited and some natives came out in canoes, attacking with bows and arrows. Three of these men were captured by the Spaniards, were returned by Saavedra to the same island, on his second attempt to return to North America the following year. Manus Island was charted as Urays la Grande or Big Urays, a projection of Murai to signify "big Murai". In World War II Manus Island was the site of an observation post manned by No. 4 Section,'B' Platoon, 1st Independent Company, Australian Imperial Force, who provided medical treatment to the inhabitants. Manus was first bombed by the Japanese on 25 January 1942, the radio mast being the main target.

On 8 April 1942 an Imperial Japanese force consisting of the light cruiser Tatsuta, destroyer Mutsuki and a troop transport ship Mishima Maru entered Lorengau harbour and several hundred Japanese soldiers of the 8th Special Base Force swarmed ashore onto the Australian-mandated island. The vastly outnumbered Australians withdrew into the jungle. In 1942, Japan established a military base on Manus Island; this was attacked by United States forces in the Admiralty Islands campaign of February – March 1944. An Allied naval base was established at Seeadler Harbor on the island and it supported the British Pacific Fleet. In 1950–51 the Australian government conducted the last trials against Japanese war criminals on the island. One case heard was that of Takuma Nishimura, he had been tried by a British military court in relation to the Sook Ching massacre in Singapore and sentenced to life imprisonment. While on a stopover in Hong Kong he was intercepted by Australian Military Police. Evidence was presented stating that Nishimura had ordered the shootings of wounded Australian and Indian soldiers at Parit Sulong and the disposal of bodies so that there was no trace of evidence.

In this trial he was found guilty and was hanged on 11 June 1951. American anthropologist Margaret Mead lived on Manus Island before and after the war, gave detailed accounts in Growing up in New Guinea and New Lives for Old. In addition to its resident population, asylum seekers have been located on Los Negros between 2001 and 2004 and since 2012. Australia set up the Manus Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island in 2001 as part of its Pacific Solution. In August 2012, the Australian Government controversially announced it would resume offshore processing. On 26 April 2016, the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ruled that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was illegal, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced that the centre would be closed. After a stand-off involving PNG military and police, all remaining men were removed to new accommodation at the East Lorengau Refugee Transit Centre, Hillside Haus and West Lorengau Haus by 23 November 2017. In late 2019, the remaining asylum seekers were moved to Port Moresby, upon request by the PNG government, the Australian Government terminated the contracts of the service providers for the detention centre and other facilities as of 30 November 2019.

On September 20, 2018, The Australian reported that Australia and Papua New Guinea were discussing providing port facilities to the Royal Australian Navy and US Navy on Manus Island. Australia and the United States would help expand Lombrum Naval Base, so there would be facilities for Australian naval vessels there; the newspaper reported that Australia was countering interest China had placed in expanding Papua New Guinea's port facilities at Wewak, Kikori and Manus Island. Manus Island is the most important of these four ports, as it is a deep-water port near important shipping lanes; the RAN operated a naval base on Manus Island from the 1950s until transferred to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force in 1974. Admiralty Islands languages Manus languages ManusIsland.com

No Sad Songs for Me

No Sad Songs for Me is a 1950 film directed by Rudolph Maté, featuring Margaret Sullavan in her last film role as a woman dying of cancer. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music Scoring in 1951; the sentimental film is known as a post-war Hollywood tearjerker. Mary Scott thought. Instead she learns from her physician, she gets the doctor's assurance to keep her illness a secret and not tell her husband and young daughter, Polly. She wants to live her last year with each minute important. Brad is a surveyor and Mary is a wife and housekeeper. Husband gets a new assistant at work. Chris Radna is a lot of great help to the business. Christmas is coming and it is such a sentimental time of year. Polly's joy at Christmas was just the right medicine. Mary keeps trying to do each thing just right. For New Year's Eve, Mary insists they invite Chris along to the annual party. Brad sees Chris in a dress for the first time and he flirts and dances with her all night. Husband Brad is paying so much attention that Mary hears the other women gossiping about it in the ladies' room.

Mary is sure her ultimate sacrifice of secrecy is still hurt. It becomes clear that Brad and Chris are falling in love and to get away, Mary visits her father in San Francisco. There she cannot tell her dad about the cancer, she decides if her husband no longer loves her that suicide may be the answer. Brad does love his wife and he tells her of the affair, it is over and Chris is leaving town. He is so sorry. Mary secretly visits Chris is sorry too. Chris's first husband died in World War II and she never expected to see love gain. Mary sees that Brad and Chris were compatible and sees that Chris and Polly got along so well, she convinces Chris to stay. She likes Chris and she would be a good wife. Mary goes about grooming everyone to know what to do when she was no longer with them, she allows Polly to get close. She so loves her family their continued life as easy as possible. One day Brad finds Mary's pain pills and he calls the doctor. Keeping the secret now Brad tries to make Mary's last weeks as wonderful.

They take an idyllic vacation to Mexico. No Sad Songs for Me on IMDb No Sad Songs for Me at the TCM Movie Database

Frederick Slare

Frederick Slare or Slear was an English physician and chemist, a follower of Robert Boyle and Thomas Sydenham. Born in Old, Slare was the son of Frederick Schloer, the German rector there, Anna, daughter of Ralph Malory of Shelton. After studying at the University of Heidelberg from 1666, he lodged with Haak for a time, began work as a laboratory assistant to Robert Boyle, he was corresponding with Gottfried Leibniz, by 1673. Introduced by Robert Hooke to the Royal Society on 3 July 1679 to show experiments on spermatozoa recently discovered by Leeuwenhoek, Slare was recommended for election by Haak, he was admitted Fellow on 16 December 1680, became a member of the council on 30 November 1682. From early 1683 he and Edward Tyson acted as Curators of Experiments for the society, Slare was active in this role for about 18 months. Slare graduated M. D. at the University of Utrecht in 1679. D. at Oxford on 9 September 1680. He was a candidate of the Royal College of Physicians on 25 June 1681, Fellow on 25 June 1685.

He acted as censor in 1692, 1693, 1708. Slare had a large practice in London. In 1709 he organised support for German emigrants from the Palatinate, bringing together John Tribbeko, John Chamberlayne and others, he retired to the country before 1715. Slare had religious interests, was a founder member of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, was a friend of John Floyer. In 1714 and 1715 he made benefactions to two church livings, he was one of the Commissioners for Relieving poor Proselytes. Anthony William Boehm, a friend, died in his Greenwich home in 1722. Boehm and Slare supplied John Le Neve with materials for his memoir of the Protestant traveller Heinrich Wilhelm Ludolf. Slare supported his project to have the New Testament translated into modern Greek, with Henry Hoare, Sir John Philipps, 4th Baronet. Hoare and Francis Lee were leaders in the charity school movement in England, in close touch with August Hermann Francke and the Pietists.

Slare died on 12 September 1727, in his eightieth year. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining Greenwich churchyard, where an inscription on his gravestone read "Societatis de promovendo Evangelium in partibus transmarinis socius", his sister Jane was buried next to him. Slare for some years attended at the meetings of the Royal Society, to which he showed experiments on phosphorus, one of which he repeated after dinner at the house of Samuel Pepys. Phosphorus had been one of the chemical directions he had followed in working for Boyle: with Ambrose Godfrey he had prepared white phosphorus, one of the allotropes; the German contact Johann Daniel Kraft was responsible for the introduction of phosphorus in Boyle's work. It was Godfrey. Slare continued to represent the experimentalist tradition in the Royal Society, with Patrick Blair and James Douglas, when the Newtonian and mathematical tendency became more dominant, he formed part of the opposition to Robert Hooke in 1682–3, over lack of experimentation.

With others Slare worked over the findings of Willem ten Rhijne in Asian medicine, after they had been presented to the Royal Society by Haak in 1682. A volume on acupuncture and other topics was printed in London. Slare himself tried moxibustion using Artemisia vulgaris, he did translation work for the De Historia Piscium of 1686, of manuscripts of the naturalist Leonhard Baldner, for John Ray and Francis Willughby. In the case of a work the Royal Society was sent in 1684, by Johann Kunckel, Slare played the role of extracting some experimental content, to Boyle's eventual satisfaction. Slare demonstrated the presence of common salt in blood, supported to some extent the views of John Mayow and Richard Lower on the change of colour of blood in air, he repeated experiments of Robert Boyle with ammoniacal copper salt solutions, in which air was absorbed, with an accompanying change of colour. Like Hooke, Slare was interested in chemical theories, he was an early supporter of contagium animatum – an early modern theory of pathogens – in the veterinary context, where it was developed by Carlo Francesco Cogrossi.

At the request of Sir John Hoskyns, Slare examined in 1713 a number of calculi, which he showed, against a view common, to be unlike tartar chemically. This was in fact an old line of enquiry, going back to the 1670s and 1680s when Slare and Nehemiah Grew tried reagents on materia medica, Slare had published a paper on calculi in 1683. Experiments … upon Oriental and other Bezoar-Stones dismissed the miraculous virtues attributed to animal calculi, he quoted cases of their inefficiency, showed that they were unacted on by certain chemical reagents. This pamphlet was replied to at once by "W. … L. … in A Nice Cut for the Demolisher. Slare suggested chalk as a remedy for acid dyspepsia instead of "Gascoin's powder", a remedy using bezoar stones. With this pamphlet was Vindication of Sugars against the Charge of Dr. Willis, against Thomas Willis, it contained a rejection of the experimental work of Willis, his view of diabetes, prompted by Thomas Sydenham. Slare praised sugar for its numerous uses, the sugar trade, used the sweet taste of breast milk to argue that sugar i

Don't Panic Chaps!

Don't Panic Chaps! is a 1959 British comedy film directed by George Pollock and starring Dennis Price, George Cole, Thorley Walters and Terence Alexander. The film was produced by Teddy Baird for Act Films Ltd. Called Carry On Chaps, the title was changed following the success of the "Carry On" series, it was based on a radio play and was made for £75,000. During World War II, a pair of observation teams and British, are left on a remote Adriatic island forgotten; the two sides live harmoniously. Krisling - Dennis Price Finch - George Cole Brown - Thorley Walters Elsa - Nadja Regin Ackroyd - Harry Fowler Bolter - Percy Herbert Meister - George Murcell Mortimer - Nicholas Phipps Babbington - Terence Alexander Schmidt - Gertan Klauber Voss - Thomas Foulkes

Laser microtome

The laser microtome is an instrument used for non-contact sectioning of biological tissues or materials. It was developed by a spin-off of the Laser Centre, Hannover. In contrast to mechanically working microtomes, the laser microtome does not require sample preparation techniques such as freezing, dehydration or embedding, it has the ability to slice tissue in its native state. Depending on the material being processed, slice thicknesses of 10 to 100 micrometers are feasible; the cutting process is performed by a femtosecond laser, emitting radiation in the near-infrared range. Within this wavelength range, the laser is able to penetrate the tissue up to a certain depth without causing thermal damage. By tight focusing of the laser radiation, intensities over 1 TW/cm2 arise inside the laser focus; these extreme intensities induce nonlinear effects and optical breakdown occurs. This causes the disruption of the material, limited to the focal point; the process is known as photodisruption. Due to the ultra short pulse duration of only a few femtoseconds there is only low energy of a few nanojoules per laser pulse deposits into the tissue.

This limits the interaction range to diameters below one micrometer. Out of this range there is no thermal damage. Moved by a fast scanner, the laser beam writes a cutting plane into the sample. A positioning unit moves the sample so that the sample can be processed within a short time. Laser microdissection Laser microtomy: opening a new feasibility for tissue preparation by Holger Lubatschowski and Photonik 2:49–51, June 2007

Ally Prisock

Ally Prisock is an American professional soccer player who plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League. Prisock was born to Aaron Prisock and Nickie Jennings and grew up in Fontana, California alongside sisters Ashley and Alyssa, she attended Rancho Cucamonga High School and after committing to USC her junior year she took summer classes in order to graduated early from high school, December of her senior year, in order to be able to attend spring training at USC. Prisock played four years for the University of Southern California Trojans, including their 2016 NCAA Tournament Championship year. During her time at USC she made 90 appearances, starting in every game of her college career, she set appearance records for most appearances by a Trojan player and became one of only three players in program history to start every game in their freshman year. During her time at USC she was known for her commitment to training every day, she helped lead the Trojans to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, finishing her career being named a first-team All-American and a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.

Prisock entered the 2019 NWSL College Draft and was selected in the second round with the 12th overall pick by the Houston Dash. She attended the Dash's 2019 preseason and started in their preseason game against Texas A&M. Prisock was signed by the Dash in April 2019, she made her regular season debut on June 15, 2019. Prisock was first called up to United States national team camps at the U-14 NDP, U-15 GNT and U-17 WNT level, she made her debut for the United States with the U-19 national team against the New Zealand WNT. On her second appearance, this time against the New Zealand U-20 WNT, Prisock scored a goal; as of June 15, 2019 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament NWSL Ally Prisock Houston Dash Ally Prisock Ally Prisock at Soccerway Ally Prisock Instagram Ally Prisock Twitter