County Mayo is a county in Ireland. In the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, it is named after the village of Mayo, now known as Mayo Abbey. Mayo County Council is the local authority; the population was 130,507 at the 2016 census. The boundaries of the county, formed in 1585, reflect the Mac William Íochtar lordship at that time, it is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Mayo is the third-largest of Ireland's 32 counties in area and 15th largest in terms of population, it is the second-largest of Connacht's five counties in both population. Mayo is located along the west coast of Ireland, 7,400 km in length. There is the east of the county; the west consists of poor subsoils and is covered with large areas of extensive Atlantic blanket bog, whereas the east is a limestone landscape. Agricultural land is therefore more productive in the east than in the west; the highest point in Mayo is Mweelrea, at 814 m The River Moy in the northeast of the county is renowned for its salmon fishing Ireland's largest island, Achill Island, lies off Mayo's west coast Mayo has Ireland's highest cliffs at Croaghaun, Achill Island, while the Benwee Head cliffs in Kilcommon Erris drop perpendicularly 900 feet into the Atlantic Ocean.
The northwest areas of County Mayo have some of the best renewable energy resources in Europe, if not the world, in terms of wind resources, ocean wave and hydroelectric resources Mayo County Council is the authority responsible for local government. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001; the County is divided into four municipal areas Castlebar, Ballina and West. The council is responsible for housing and community and transportation, urban planning and development and culture, environment. For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into its four municipal districts, replacing the former six local electoral areas: Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris and Westport; the county town is at Áras an Contae in Castlebar, the main population centre located in the centre of the county. For national elections, half of the Claremorris Municipal District is in Galway West, stretches from Ashford Castle to Ireland West Airport; the Municipal Area populations are as follows: Ballina – 32,979 Castlebar – 34,000 Claremorris – 32,469 West Mayo – 31,190 There are nine historic baronies, four in the northern area and five in the south of the county: North Mayo Erris Burrishoole Gallen Tyrawley South Mayo Clanmorris, Costello etc.
Murrisk Kilmaine Carra Castlebar – 13,496 Ballina – 10,623 Westport – 5,894 Claremorris – 4,487 Ballinrobe – 3,685 Castlebar and Ballina are the two most populous towns in the county, 12,318 in Castlebar located at the centre of the county and 10,361 in Ballina located at the north-east of corner of the county. These are followed by Westport, which has 5,543 residents and Claremorris, with a population of 3,412 in the 2011 census returns. A survey of the terrestrial and freshwater algae of Clare Island was made between 1990 and 2005 and published in 2007. A record of Gunnera tinctoria is noted. Consultants working for the Corrib gas project have carried out extensive surveys of wildlife flora and fauna in Kilcommon Parish, Erris between 2002 and 2009; this information is published in the Corrib Gas Proposal Environmental impact statements 2009 and 2010. County Mayo has prehistory. At Belderrig on the north Mayo coast, there is evidence for Mesolithic communities around 4500 cal. BC. while throughout the county there is a wealth of archaeological remains from the Neolithic period in terms of megalithic tombs and ritual stone circles.
The first people who came to Ireland – to coastal areas as the interior was forested – arrived during the Middle Stone Age, as long as eleven thousand years ago. Artefacts of hunter/gatherers are sometimes found in middens, rubbish pits around hearths where people would have rested and cooked over large open fires. Once cliffs erode, midden-remains become exposed as blackened areas containing charred stones and shells, they are found a metre below the surface. Mesolithic people did not have major rituals associated with burial, unlike those of the Neolithic period; the Neolithic period followed the Mesolithic around 6,000 years ago. People began to farm the land, domesticate animals for food and milk, settle in one place for longer periods; the people had skills such as making pottery, building houses from wood and knapping. The first farmers cleared forestry to grow crops. In North Mayo, where the ground cover was fragile, thin soils washed away and blanket bog covered the land farmed by the Neolithic people.
Extensive pre-bog field systems have been discovered under
Mayo is a district of Pattani Province, southern Thailand. The area of Mayo was part of Yaring District. In 1900 the district was established named Rako; when in the following year the district office in tambon Mayo was opened the district was renamed after its central tambon. Neighboring districts are Yaring, Thung Yang Daeng, Yarang; the district is divided into 13 sub-districts, which are further subdivided into 58 villages. Mayo is a township. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations. Amphoe.com
DivX, Inc. is a held video technology company based in San Diego, California. DivX, LLC is best known as a producer of three codecs: an MPEG-4 Part 2-based codec, the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC DivX Plus codec and the High Efficiency Video Coding DivX HEVC Ultra HD codec. The company's software has been downloaded over 1 billion times since January 2003. DivX, LLC's offerings have expanded beyond the codec to include software for viewing and authoring DivX-encoded video. DivX, LLC licenses its technologies to manufacturers of consumer electronics devices and components used in these devices, of which over 1 billion DivX-enabled devices have shipped worldwide. DivX certifies; the origin of DivX, Inc. began with video engineer Jerome Rota, who made the original "DivX. Gej was looking for a way to compress his portfolio so he could transmit it using the Audio Video Interleave file format; the codec became popular. Co-founder Jordan Greenhall, a former Mp3.com executive, learned of the codec from friends, used it to download a copy of "The Matrix".
Greenhall got in touch with Gej through an underground Dutch hacker group after a multi-month search. In early 2000, Greenhall put forward the idea of using the "DivX. With co-founders Joe Bezdek, Darrius Thompson and Tay Nguyen and Gej created DivXNetworks, Inc. After coming under scrutiny for the original "DivX. DivX, Inc. incurred net losses from its creation through the second quarter of 2005. The company was profitable for fiscal years 2005–07. DivX, Inc. went public on September 27, 2006. In December 2006, DivX, Inc. was added to the Russell 3000 Indexes. In October 2010, Sonic Solutions completed their acquisition of DivX. In February 2011, Rovi Corporation acquired Sonic Solutions. In April 2014, Rovi Corporation sold the DivX and MainConcept business to Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group. In February 2015, NeuLion, Inc. acquired DivX, LLC. In February 2018, a deal was finalized to sell certain DivX assets, intellectual property and subsidiaries from NeuLion, Inc. to Fortress Investment Group.
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75% of all royalties DivX, Inc. received are for products sold in countries outside of the United States, as DivX-encoded video is more popular in certain regions outside of the United States than it is in the United States. Royalties resulting from licensing are $1 to $2 per unit shipped. Prior to November 2007, DivX, Inc. received revenue from Google by providing the option to download the Google Toolbar when downloading the DivX Player from the company's website. In November 2007, DivX, Inc.'s contract with Google expired, the company started distributing a co-branded version of the Yahoo! Toolbar and a version of Internet Explorer 7, pre-configured with Yahoo! tools. DivX Inc.'s financial reporting for the third quarter of 2008 indicated that the Yahoo! deal was proving to be more lucrative than the previous Google deal. Soon after the company reported third quarter results, Yahoo! Advised DivX, Inc. that it would cease making payments under the contract. DivX, Inc. responded by suing Yahoo! in California Superior Court seeking damages and specific performance of the contract.
The company acknowledged, that its breach of the prior contract would materially affect its financial performance for 2008 and 2009. DivX, Inc. and Yahoo! Settled their dispute in August 2009. Under the settlement, Yahoo! paid $9.5 million to Inc.. In March, 2009, DivX, Inc. entered into a new distribution agreement with Google. Under the agreement DivX, Inc. would distribute Google products such as the Chrome browser and Google Toolbar along with its own products and would receive fees from Google for successful activations of these products. Stage 6 was a user-generated content site run by DivX, Inc., similar to YouTube but that allowed for uploading and viewing of high-definition video. Anyone could make it available for viewing for free. All videos on Stage6 were playable on all consumer electronics devices that DivX had certified as being capable of playing DivX enco
Mayo, Florida is a town and the only municipality in Lafayette County, United States. The population was 1237 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Lafayette County. In August 2018, Mayo temporarily changed its name to Miracle Whip as an advertising stunt with Kraft's Miracle Whip brand. Mayo is located at 30°03′07″N 83°10′32″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 988 people, 338 households, 228 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,209.1 people per square mile. There were 365 housing units at an average density of 446.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 61.23% White, 27.43% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.62% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.80% of the population. There were 338 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.5% were non-families.
28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.23. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $25,398, the median income for a family was $28,438. Males had a median income of $21,802 versus $17,697 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,298. About 30.6% of families and 34.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under age 18 and 54.7% of those age 65 or over. Historic buildings and structures in Mayo include: The 1883 Old Lafayette County Courthouse, now a bed and breakfast. Kerwin Bell- Former College and Professional Quarterback and Collegiate Coach Bill Birchfield- lawyer, Florida state representative and self-described, "Duke of Mayo" Reggie McGrew- Former College and Professional defensive line for University of Florida and The 49ers Mayo Free Press newspaper that serves Mayo, Florida is available in full-text with images in Florida Digital Newspaper Library Mayo, Florida heritage travel website with information about Mayo, Florida
Mayo, County Mayo
Mayo or Mayo Abbey is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. Although it bears the same name as the county, it is not the county seat, Castlebar. Mayo Abbey is a small historic village in south Mayo 16 km to the south of Castlebar and 10 km north west of Claremorris; the village was an important centre in the Gaelic and Anglo-Saxon Christian world in the seventh and eighth centuries. St. Colmán, Bishop of Lindisfarne, founded a monastery here for a group of Saxon monks, Saint Gerald becoming the first abbot in 670. Danish raiders attacked the monastery in 783 and again in 805. Turgesius destroyed it in 818 The village was the centre of the diocese of Mayo from 1152, it was suppressed in the thirteenth century. Bishops were appointed, as late as the sixteenth century. One of its bishops, Patrick O'Hely, who died in 1589, is numbered among the Irish martyr saints; the diocese was formally joined to Tuam by papal decree in 1631. The BBC four-part documentary Amongst Women was filmed in Mayo Abbey using the Old Catholic Church, the graveyard and the post office/shop.
Mayo Gaels is the local Gaelic football team. They compete at all underage levels as well as junior football. 726 - Gerald, of Magh Eo, died on the 13th of March. 726 - Muireadhach, son of Indreachtach, was slain. M1209.1. Kele O'Duffy, Bishop of Mayo of the Saxons... died. M1478.1. The Bishop O'Higgin, i.e. Bishop of Mayo-na-Saxon, died. List of towns and villages in Ireland List of abbeys and priories in Ireland http://www.historyireland.com/early-modern-history-1500-1700/maigh-eo-na-sacsan/
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms; the show received critical acclaim, its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. Its debut season was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing; the show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run. MTM Enterprises developed the series on behalf of NBC, appointing Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll as series writers; the writers were allowed considerable creative freedom and created a series that brought together a number of emerging ideas in TV drama for the first time. Each episode featured a number of intertwined storylines, some of which were resolved within the episode, with others developing over a number of episodes throughout a season.
The conflicts between the work lives and private lives of the individual characters were large elements of storylines. The series featured a strong focus on the workplace struggle between "what is right" and "what works"; every episode began with a pre-credit sequence consisting of briefing and roll call at the beginning of the day shift. Many episodes were written to take place over the course of a single day, concluded with Capt. Frank Furillo and public defender Joyce Davenport in a domestic situation in bed, discussing how their respective days went; the series dealt with real-life issues and employing used language and slang to a greater extent than had been seen before, which brought a sense of verisimilitude to the production. The filming of Hill Street Blues employed what was, at that time, a unique style of camera usage for weeknight television productions, incorporating techniques such as filming being held close in with action cuts between stories. Rather than studio cameras, handhelds were used to enhance this style.
Extensive use of overheard, off-screen dialogue aurally-augmented the "documentary" feel with respect to the filmed action of a scene. Although filmed in Los Angeles, the series is set in a generic unnamed inner-city location with a feel of a U. S. urban center in the Midwest or Northeast. Bochco intended this fictional city to be a hybrid of Chicago and Pittsburgh; the program's focus on failure and those at the bottom of the social scale is pronounced much in contrast to Bochco's project L. A. Law. Inspired by police procedural detective novels such as Ed McBain's 1956 Cop Hater, the show has been described as Barney Miller out of doors; some trace the origins of this shift to the death of Michael Conrad midway through season four, leading to the replacement of the beloved Sgt. Esterhaus by Sgt. Stan Jablonski, played by Robert Prosky; the series' influence was seen in such series as NYPD Blue, Law & Order and ER. In 1982, St. Elsewhere was hyped as Hill Street Blues in a hospital; the theme song for "Hill Street Blues" was written by Mike Post, was released as a single and reached #10 on the US Billboard's Hot 100 in November 1981.
It was an Adult Contemporary hit in the U. S. and in Canada. Pilot: Brandon Tartikoff commissioned a series from MTM Productions, which assigned Bochco and Kozoll to the project; the pilot was produced in 1980, but was held back as a mid-season replacement so as not to get lost among the other programs debuting in the fall of 1980. Barbara Bosson, married to Bochco, had the idea to fashion the series into four- or five-episode story "arcs". Robert Butler directed the pilot, developing a look and style inspired by the 1977 documentary The Police Tapes, in which filmmakers used handheld cameras to follow police officers in the South Bronx. Butler went on to direct the first four episodes of the series, Bosson had hoped he would stay on permanently. However, he felt he was not being amply recognized for his contributions to the show's look and style and left to pursue other projects, he would return to direct just one further episode, "The Second Oldest Profession" in season two. Season 1: The pilot aired on Thursday, January 15, 1981, at 10:00 pm, which would be the show's time slot for nearly its entire run.
The second episode aired two nights later. NBC had ordered 13 episodes and the season was supposed to end on May 25 with a minor cliffhanger. Instead, growing critical acclaim prompted NBC to order an additional four episodes to air during the May sweeps. Bochco and Kozoll fashioned this into a new story arc, which aired as two two-hour episodes to close the season. In the first series' original ending, Officer Joe Coffey, is shot dead during a vehicle stop; however on the producers decided that Coffey should remain, so the scene was edited to show him being wounded and taken to hospital. In early episodes, the opening theme had several audible edits; the end credits for the pilot
Mayonnaise, informally mayo, is a thick cold condiment or dressing used in sandwiches and composed salads or on chips. It is a stable emulsion of oil, egg yolk, acid, either vinegar or lemon juice. There are many variants using additional flavorings; the proteins and lecithin in the egg yolk serve as emulsifiers in mayonnaise. The color of mayonnaise varies from near-white to pale yellow, its texture from a light cream to a thick gel, it is a base in sauces such as Tartar sauce. Commercial egg-free varieties are made for vegans and others who avoid chicken eggs or dietary cholesterol. A "mayonnaise de poulet" is mentioned by a traveler to Paris in 1804, but not described. Viard's 1806 recipe for "poulets en mayonnaise" describes a sauce involving a velouté, vinegar, an optional egg to thicken it, which gels like an aspic. Grimod de La Reynière's 1808 "bayonnaise" sauce is a sort of aspic: "But if one wants to make from this cold chicken, a dish of distinction, one composes a bayonnaise, whose green jelly, of a good consistency, forms the most worthy ornament of poultry and fish salads."
The word is attested in English in 1815. Mayonnaise may have existed long before: "It is probable that wherever olive oil existed, a simple preparation of oil and egg came about — in the Mediterranean region, where aioli is made." The origin of the name is unclear. A common theory is that it is named for Port Mahon in Menorca, in honor of the 3rd Duke of Richelieu's victory over the British in 1756, in fact the name "mahonnaise" is used by some authors, but the name is only attested long after that event. One version of this theory says that it was known as salsa mahonesa in Spanish, but that spelling is only attested later. Grimod de La Reynière rejected the name "mayonnaise" because the word "is not French". Carême preferred the spelling "magnonnaise", which he derived from the French verb manier'to handle'. Another suggestion is it derives from Charles de Lorraine, duke of Mayenne, because he took the time to finish his meal of chicken with cold sauce before being defeated in the Battle of Arques.
Recipes for mayonnaise date back to the early nineteenth century. In 1815, Louis Eustache Ude wrote: No 58.—Mayonnaise. Take three spoonfuls of Allemande, six ditto of aspic, two of oil. Add a little tarragon vinegar, that has not boiled, some pepper and salt, minced ravigotte, or some parsley. Put in the members of fowl, or fillets of soles, &c. Your mayonnaise must be put to ice. Next dish your meat or fish, mask with the sauce before it be quite frozen, garnish your dish with whatever you think proper, as beet root, nasturtiums, &c. In an 1820 work, Viard describes something like the more familiar emulsified version: This sauce is made to "take" in many ways: with raw egg yolks, with gelatine, with veal or veal brain glaze; the most common method is to take a raw egg yolk in a small terrine, with a little salt and lemon juice: take a wooden spoon, turn it while letting a trickle of oil fall and stirring constantly. This sauce is used for cold fish entrees. Modern mayonnaise can be made by hand with a whisk, a fork, or with the aid of an electric mixer or blender.
It is made by adding oil to an egg yolk, while whisking vigorously to disperse the oil. The oil and the water in the yolk form a base of the emulsion, while lecithin and protein from the yolk is the emulsifier that stabilizes it. A combination of van der Waals interactions and electrostatic repulsion determine the bond strength among oil droplets; the high viscosity of mayonnaise is attributed to the total strength created by these two intermolecular forces. Addition of mustard contributes to the taste and further stabilizes the emulsion, as mustard contains small amounts of lecithin. If vinegar is added directly to the yolk, it can emulsify more oil. For large-scale preparation of mayonnaise where mixing equipment is being employed, the process begins with the dispersal of eggs, either powdered or liquid, into water. Once emulsified, the remaining ingredients are added and vigorously mixed until hydrated and evenly dispersed. Oil is added as as it can be absorbed. Though only a small part of the total, ingredients other than the oil are critical to proper formulation.
These must be hydrated and dispersed within a small liquid volume, which can cause difficulties including emulsion breakdown during the oil-adding phase. A long agitation process is required to achieve proper dispersal/emulsification, presenting one of the trickiest phases of the production process. Though, as technology in the food industry advances, processing has been shortened drastically, allowing 1000 liters to be produced in 10 minutes. Egg-free varieties of mayonnaise are available for vegans and others who want to avoid eggs, animal fat, cholesterol, or who have egg allergies. In the U. S. these alternatives cannot be labelled as "mayonnaise" because of the FDA's definition of mayonnaise making egg a requirement. Egg-free varieties contain soya or pea protein as the emulsifying agent to stabilize oil droplets in water. Well-known brands include Nasoya's Nayonaise and Just Mayo in Nort