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Metre per second

The metre per second is an SI derived unit of both speed and velocity, equal to the speed of a body covering a distance of one metre in a time of one second. The SI unit symbols are m/s, m·s−1, m s−1, or m/s, sometimes abbreviated as mps. 1 m/s is equivalent to: = 3.6 km/h ≈ 3.2808 feet per second ≈ 2.2369 miles per hour ≈ 1.9438 knots 1 foot per second = 0.3048 m/s 1 mile per hour = 0.44704 m/s 1 km/h = 0.27 m/s The benz, named in honour of Karl Benz, has been proposed as a name for one metre per second. Although it has seen some support as a practical unit from German sources, it was rejected as the SI unit of velocity and has not seen widespread use or acceptance; the "metre per second" symbol is encoded by Unicode at code point U+33A7 ㎧ SQUARE M OVER S ❰ ㎧ ❱. Orders of magnitude Metre per second squared Metre Official BIPM definition of the metre Official BIPM definition of the second

Most Evil

Most Evil is an American forensics television program on Investigation Discovery presented by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael H. Stone of Columbia University during Seasons 1 & 2. On the show, the presenter rates murderers on a scale of evil; the show features profiles on various murderers, serial killers, mass murder of various degrees of psychopathy. Stone researched hundreds of killers and their methods and motives to develop his hierarchy of "evil"; the scale ranges from Category 1, those who kill in self-defense, to the Category 22, serial torturer-murderers. Dr. Stone described the categories of the scale in his book The Anatomy of Evil, published in 2009. In a follow-up book, The New Evil: Understanding the Emergence of Modern Violent Crime, published in 2019, he and coauthor Dr. Gary Brucato, a clinical psychologist and researcher, break down the individual categories of the scale in detail. Neurologists and other forensic psychiatrists are interviewed on the show in an attempt to examine and profile the minds of notorious killers.

Partial re-enactments are shown along with news footage and reports from locals. Neurological and genetic factors are examined to help determine what drives a person to kill. Background history and pre-meditation are considered when placing an individual on the scale of evil; the show indirectly deals with the concepts of morality and ethics. Only criminals profiled on the show to be included below On December 7, 2014, Investigation Discovery began airing new episodes with a new host, Dr. Kris Mohandie. Dr. Stone featured on Real Law Radio with Bob DiCello Real Law Radio is a legal news talk radio program. Personality Disorders Institute Most Evil on the Internet Movie Database Review by Ellen Dendy

Magnus (novel)

Magnus is a novel by the Orcadian author George Mackay Brown. His second novel, it was published in 1973, it is a fictional account of the life and execution of the twelfth century Saint, Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. Mackay Brown's most religious novel - written after he was received into the Roman Catholic Church - it is seen principally from the perspective of outsiders which Mackay Brown interleaves with the Christian tradition of the seamless robe of Jesus; the narrative implies that Magnus's life is a preordained quest for the garment as a manifested object. It moves swiftly from Magnus's conception to his boyhood at the monastery on Birsay, his non-violent participation at the Battle of Menai Strait to the political manoeuvring and outright conflict between Magnus and his cousin Earl Hakon Paulsson; the narrative reflects on the damage this inflicted on the inhabitants of the islands. At the pivotal moment of Magnus's execution by Hakon, the narrative switches to Flossenbürg concentration camp during World War II.

Magnus's unwitting executioner Lifolf becomes a cook at the camp, co-opted into the hanging of the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer by the camp's drunk Nazi commanding officers. The story returns to twelfth century Orkney, concludes with the tinkers and Mary. Jock prays to the tomb of the'Saint' Magnus, but is reprimanded by Brother Colomb, Magnus's former teacher. However, not long after, hitherto blinded by cataracts has her sight restored. Throughout the novel, Mackay Brown contrasts the inevitable nature of Magnus's fate with the symbolic significance of pre-Christian ritual, including human sacrifice. Despite this, critics have noted the meditative nature of the work despite the bloody events it depicts and the harshness of existence in twelfth century Orkney. In 1977 the English composer Peter Maxwell Davies adapted Mackay Brown's story into a one-act opera. Davies begins the story at the Battle of Menai Strait, retains the flash forward to the twentieth century for Magnus's execution. In this version the location and person of the victim is unnamed.

It was commissioned by the BBC for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It was first performed in Kirkwall at the first St Magnus Festival, with Neil Mackie as Magnus and the Fires of London conducted by Peter Maxwell Davies; the production was directed by Murray Melvin. Davies recorded the opera for Unicorn-Kanchana records

Fair and Warmer!

Fair and Warmer! is a 1957 studio album by June Christy. The songs were arranged by Pete Rugolo, players on the record include trumpeter Don Fagerquist, trombonist Frank Rosolino, altoist Bud Shank, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper; the record peaked at #16 on the Billboard Pop Music Charts. Fair and Warmer! was repackaged on a 2-albums-on-1-CD release along with her record Gone for the Day. "I Want to Be Happy" - 1:21 "Imagination" - 3:14 "I've Never Been in Love Before" - 1:51 "Irresistible You" - 2:38 "No More" - 3:00 "Better Luck Next Time" - 1:43 "Let There Be Love" - 1:54 "When Sunny Gets Blue" - 2:56 "The Best Thing for You" - 2:14 "Beware My Heart" 3:12 "I Know Why" - 2:10 "It's Always You" - 2:52 June Christy – vocals Pete Rugolo – arranger Don Fagerquist – trumpet Frank Rosolino – trombone Vincent DeRosa – French horn Clarence Karella – tuba Bud Shank – alto saxophone, flute Bob Cooper – tenor saxophone Dave Pellbaritone saxophone Larry Bunkervibraphone Howard Robertsguitar Benny Aronovpiano Red Mitchellbass Shelly Mannedrums Fair and Warmer! at AllMusic

Sexual dimorphism measures

Although the subject of sexual dimorphism is not in itself controversial, the measures by which it is assessed differ widely. Most of the measures are used on the assumption that a random variable is considered so that probability distributions should be taken into account. In this review, a series of sexual dimorphism measures are discussed concerning both their definition and the probability law on which they are based. Most of them are sample functions, or statistics, which account for only partial characteristics, for example the mean or expected value, of the distribution involved. Further, the most used measure fails to incorporate an inferential support, it is known that sexual dimorphism is an important component of the morphological variation in biological populations. In higher Primates, sexual dimorphism is related to some aspects of the social organization and behavior. Thus, it has been observed that the most dimorphic species tend to polygyny and a social organization based on male dominance, whereas in the less dimorphic species and family groups are more common.

Fleagle et al. and Kay, on the other hand, have suggested that the behavior of extinct species can be inferred on the basis of sexual dimorphism and, e.g. Plavcan and van Schaick think that sex differences in size among primate species reflect processes of an ecological and social nature; some references on sexual dimorphism regarding human populations can be seen in Lovejoy, Borgognini Tarli and Repetto and Kappelman. These biological facts do not appear to be controversial. However, they indices. Sexual dimorphism, in most works, is measured on the assumption that a random variable is being taken into account; this means that there is a law which accounts for the behavior of the whole set of values that compose the domain of the random variable, a law, called distribution function. Because both studies of sexual dimorphism aim at establishing differences, in some random variable, between sexes and the behavior of the random variable is accounted for by its distribution function, it follows that a sexual dimorphism study should be equivalent to a study whose main purpose is to determine to what extent the two distribution functions - one per sex - overlap.

In Borgognini Tarli and Repetto an account of indices based on sample means can be seen. The most used is the quotient, X ¯ m X ¯ f, where X ¯ m is the sample mean of one sex and X ¯ f the corresponding mean of the other. Nonetheless, for instance, log ⁡ X ¯ m X ¯ f, 100 X ¯ m − X ¯ f X ¯ f, 100 X ¯ m − X ¯ f X ¯ f + X ¯ f, have been proposed. Going over the works where these indices are used, the reader misses any reference to their parametric counterpart. In other words, if we suppose that the quotient of two sample means is considered, no work can be found where, in order to make inferences, the way in which the quotient is used as a point estimate of μ m μ f, is discussed. By assuming that differences between populations are the objective to analyze, when quotients of sample means are used it is important to point out that the only feature of these populations that seems to be interesting is the mean parameter. However, a population has variance, as well as a shape, defined by its distribution function.

Marini et al. have illustrated that it is a good idea to consider something other than sample means when sexual dimorphism is analyzed. The main reason is that the intrasexual variability influences both the manifestation of dimorphism and its interpretation, it is that, within this type of indices, the one used the most is the well-known statistic with Student's t distribution. Marini et al. have observed that variability among females seems to be lower than among males, so that it appears advisable to use the form of the Student's t statistic with degrees of freedom given by the Welch-Satterthwaite approximation, T = X ¯ 1 − X

Calothamnus rupestris

Calothamnus rupestris known as mouse ears or granite net-bush, is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is a shrub or small tree with short, prickly leaves and pink to red flowers in spring. Calothamnus rupestris is an erect compact, sometimes spreading shrub or small tree growing to 0.9–4 metres in height. Its leaves are 20–25 millimetres long, circular in cross section and taper to a prickly point; the flowers are a shade of pink to red and unlike some others in the genus, are not immersed in thick, corky bark. The 4 sepals are densely hairy on their outer surface. There are 4 claw-like, narrow bundles of stamens. Flowering occur from July to December and is followed by fruit which are woody capsules 15–20 millimetres long and 13–18 millimetres wide; the fruiting capsules have four thickened lobes, two of which are beak-like. The species was first formally described by Johannes Schauer in 1843 in Dissertatio Phytographica de Regelia, Beaufortia et Calothamno.

The specific epithet is a Latin word meaning "of rocks" or "rocky". Calothamnus rupestris is found in the Perth suburbs of Red Hill and Gosnells, the Boyagin Rock Nature Reserve and in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain biogeographic regions, it grows on granite hillsides. In a study of the effect of fire on Calothamnus rupestris, it was found that the species recovers from fire using seed stored in the fruits. However, it takes 7.5 years for the plants to produce the woody capsules. More frequent, high intensity fires will therefore be lethal to populations of this species; the species' habitat on rocky outcrops means populations are protected from the effects of lower intensity burns. Calothamnus rupestris is classified as "not threatened" by the Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife