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Moore Park, New South Wales

Moore Park is a small suburb located 3 kilometres southeast of the Sydney central business district, in the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of local government area of the City of Sydney. Moore Park is a large area of parkland, part of Centennial Parklands, a collective of three parks being Moore Park, Centennial Park and Queen's Park. Centennial Parklands is administered by the Centennial Park & Moore Park Trust, a NSW government agency; the only exception is the land on which the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium are sited. Moore Park has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Driver Avenue: Sydney Cricket Ground Members' Stand and Lady Members' Stand Moore Park is the former location of the Royal Agricultural Society's Sydney Showground, which hosted the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show until 1998, it moved to Homebush Bay. The old showgrounds have since been redeveloped as Fox Studios, a commercial venture designed at supporting Australia's film industry.

The Entertainment Quarter is a retail and entertainment precinct beside the studios. It contains cinemas, live venues, cafes and retailers of fashion and homewares; the Farmer's Market operates every Saturday in the old showground showing. The south-western corner of the suburb boasts a large shopping centre called the'Moore Park Supa Centre', on South Dowling Street, it specialises in showrooms for home furnishings and home renovations. This was the site of the former Dowling Street depot for trams; the Eastern Distributor and Anzac Parade are major arterial roads on the western border of the suburb. State Transit operate frequent services to Moore Park from the Sydney CBD and special services for sporting events run from Central railway station. On 13 December 2012, the NSW Government announced a commitment to build a $1.6 billion light rail from Circular Quay down George Street to Central station across to Moore Park and down Anzac Parade. South of Moore Park the line will spit into two branches - one continuing down Anzac Parade to the nine ways at Kensington, the second heading to Randwick via Alison Road.

Construction commenced in 2015. Moore Park is the location of two of Sydney's largest sporting venues, the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium; the Sydney Roosters Rugby league team in the National Rugby League, The Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League, Sydney FC A-League football team, NSW Waratahs rugby union team have their administration offices at Moore Park and Sydney Football Stadium is their home ground. The Moore Park Magpies are a local junior rugby league team; the Hordern Pavilion is a multipurpose entertainment venue, while next door the Royal Hall of Industries has hosted a range of exhibitions and commercial events and shows. Moore Park houses Kippax Lake, the ES Marks Athletics Field, the Moore Park Golf, the Parklands Sports Centre and a number of sports fields. In October 2018 the Swans and the New South Wales Government announced an upgrade to the Pavilion and Hall of Industries; the Hall will be equipped with indoor sporting and rehabilitation facilities and an international-standard netball court, providing permanent indoor training facilities for the Swans and professional netball club the New South Wales Swifts.

The Hordern Pavilion will retain its live music scene and undergo a significant restoration to improve facilities for patrons and performers. The two precincts will be joined closer together with barriers between them removed and cafes and other community facilities installed for use by the general public; the date for completion of the project is not yet known. The Swans train on the Lakeside Oval, located adjacent to the Sydney Cricket Ground, during the non-football season. Moore Park, served by the Department of Education, is the location of Sydney Boys High School, Sydney Girls High School

OpenRAVE

Open Robotics Automation Virtual Environment provides an environment for testing and deploying motion planning algorithms in real-world robotics applications. The main focus is on simulation and analysis of kinematic and geometric information related to motion planning. OpenRAVE’s stand-alone nature allows it to be integrated into existing robotics systems, it provides many command-line tools to work with robots and planners, the run-time core is small enough to be used inside controllers and bigger frameworks. The most influential technology OpenRAVE provides is a tool called IKFast, the Robot Kinematics Compiler. Unlike most inverse kinematics solvers, IKFast can analytically solve the kinematics equations of any complex kinematics chain, generate language-specific files for use; the end result is stable solutions that can run as fast as 5 microseconds on recent processors. OpenRAVE supports the COLLADA 1.5 file format for specifying robots and adds its own set of robot-specific extensions.

The robot extensions include: manipulators sensors planning-specific parameters The core of OpenRAVE design focuses on offering interfaces and implementations of motion planning algorithms. Most of the planning algorithm implementations are for robot arms and use sampling to explore the task configuration spaces. An important target application is industrial robotics automation. OpenRAVE's main focus is to increase the reliability of motion planning systems to make integration easy. OpenRAVE was founded by Rosen Diankov at the Quality of Life Technology Center in the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, it was inspired from the RAVE simulator James Kuffner had started developing in 1995 and used for a lot of his experiments. The OpenRAVE project was started in 2006 and started out as a complete rewrite of RAVE to support plugins, it diverged into its own architecture concept and started being supported by many robotics researchers throughout the world. After earning his PhD from the Robotics Institute in August 2010, Rosen Diankov became a postdoc at the JSK Robotics Lab at University of Tokyo where OpenRAVE is being maintained.

Rosen Diankov is still the active maintainer of OpenRAVE. Official website Quality of Life Technology Center JSK Robotics Lab

River Vartry

The River Vartry is a river in County Wicklow, an important water source for the city of Dublin. The Vartry rises in Calary Bog under the Great Sugar Loaf mountain in northern County Wicklow. Passing through a city reservoir complex, it flows east towards Ashford under Annagolan Bridge, down through Devil's Glen. From there it passes the Nun's Cross Bridge on through Ashford, under the N11 road and continues eastwards into Broad Lough. Broad Lough is a lake which lies 1 km north of Parnell Bridge in Wicklow Town and 4 km north of Parnell Bridge; this lake and surrounding wetlands evolved when a sand spit formed along the coastline cutting off the Vartry from its original egress. This sand spit is called The Murrough/Murragh and it carries the Dublin to Wicklow coastal railway line built in the 1860s. Broad Lough drains southwards into the Irish Sea through Wicklow Town; the name of this stretch of water is disputed. It is variously called the Broad Lough Estuary and the River Vartry. According to The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History the place where St. Patrick landed was at Inverdea, the mouth of the river Vartry in County Wicklow.

In 1861 Parliament passed the Dublin Waterworks Act creating the project to dam the River Vartry in Roundwood to form the Vartry Reservoir. This was completed in 1865 and was the first clean source of water for Dublin, replacing the canal water. There are several references to the Vartry in James Joyce's Ulysses, "… and on his expressed desire for some beverage to drink Mr Bloom in view of the hour it was and there being no pump of Vartry water available for their ablutions let alone drinking purposes...” or “Power. Particular about his drink. Flaw in the glass, fresh Vartry water.” This reservoir still supplies 40% of all of Dublin's water needs. Rivers of Ireland

Roland Juno-106

The Roland Juno-106 is a synthesizer released by Roland Corporation in February 1984. The Juno-106 is a polyphonic synthesizer with six voices. Whereas its predecessor, the Juno-60, has 56 patches, the Juno-106 has 128, it introduced Roland's performance lever for pitch bends and modulation, which became a standard feature of Roland instruments. It adds MIDI and was one of the first analog synthesizers to allow users to sequence parameter changes; the Juno-106 was used by artists including Vince Clarke, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, William Orbit, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis. The Juno-106 was Roland's bestselling synthesizer until the release of the Roland D-50 in the decade, it remains one of the bestselling synthesizers. In 1985, Roland released two versions with built-in speakers: the Juno-106S and the HS60 Synth Plus

1993 in Scotland

Events from the year 1993 in Scotland. Monarch – Elizabeth II Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great SealIan Lang Lord AdvocateLord Rodger of Earlsferry Solicitor General for ScotlandThomas Dawson Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice GeneralLord Hope Lord Justice ClerkLord Ross Chairman of the Scottish Land CourtLord Philip 5 January – oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on South Mainland of Shetland, spilling 84,700 tonnes of crude oil into the sea, she is broken up by the following Braer Storm of January 1993. 1 April The Council Tax replaces the Community Charge as a means of raising revenue for local government. Glasgow Caledonian University is created by merger of Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen's College, Glasgow. 8 May – a new Methodist church building in Haroldswick, Shetland is dedicated, the most northerly church in the British Isles. 27 May – the Protection of Animals Act 1993, which increases the penalties for cruelty to animals, receives the Royal Assent.

29 May – Rangers F. C. beat Aberdeen 2-1 to win the Scottish Cup. July – Jim McLean steps down as manager of Dundee United after a reign of 21 years and seven months. 15 July – Rangers sign Duncan Ferguson for £4 million from Dundee United, a record fee between two British clubs. 13 September – Andy Roxburgh resigns after seven years as manager of the Scotland national football team, who now have no hope of qualifying for next summer's World Cup. 1 November – Craig Brown appointed manager of the Scotland national football team. 9 May - Laura Muir, middle-distance runner 14 June - Graeme MacGregor, footballer 21 September – Kirsty Gilmour, badminton player 18 January – Arthur Donaldson, former Scottish National Party leader 21 July – John Crichton-Stuart, 6th Marquess of Bute, architectural conservationist 11 October – Andy Stewart, singer 24 October – Jo Grimond, former Liberal Party leader April – St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art opens in Glasgow. 30 August – Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting is released at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

December – English writer Jo Rowling moves to Edinburgh where she works on her first Harry Potter novel. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow becomes the first conservatoire in the United Kingdom to be granted its own degree-awarding powers. Peter Howson is appointed British official war artist in the Bosnian War. 1993 in Northern Ireland

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

Stafford Springs is a census-designated place located in Stafford, Connecticut. The population was 4,988 at the 2010 Census; the village was a borough until November 1991. Located on the mouth of the Willimantic River, the mill industry grew in the town due to its location and became the largest industry in the area; the village has the former railroad station. In the 18th century, the spring at Stafford Springs was famous for its reputed ability to cure "the gout, pulmonary, etc." In 1771, John Adams a young lawyer, visited Stafford Springs for several days after suffering from overwork and anxiety. Stafford Springs was once the headquarters of Station C of the Connecticut State Police, subsequently was the site of the Troop C Barracks. Route 32, Route 190, Route 19, Route 140 pass through or originate in the village. Town of Stafford MapQuest Directions