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Natick, Massachusetts

Natick is a town in Middlesex County, United States. Natick is near the center of the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, with a population of 32,786 at the 2010 census. Located 10 miles west of Boston, Natick is part of the Greater Boston area; the center of population of Massachusetts in 2000 was in Natick. A 2014 census shows Natick's population was 34,230; this means between 2010 and 2014 Natick grew 3.6%, making it one of the fastest-growing towns in the Boston area. The name Natick comes from the language of the Massachusett Native American tribe and is thought to mean'Place of Hills.' However, a more accurate translation may be'place of searching,' named to celebrate John Eliot's successful search for a location for his Praying Indian settlement. Natick was first settled in 1651 by John Eliot, a Puritan missionary born in Widford, England, who received a commission and funds from England's Long Parliament to settle the Massachusett Indians on both sides of the Charles River, on land deeded from the settlement at Dedham.

They were called Praying Indians – Natick was the first and, for a long time, served as the center of Eliot's network of praying towns. While the towns were self-governing under Indian leaders, such as Waban and Cutshamekin, the praying Indians were subject to rules governing conformity to English Puritan culture. Eliot and Praying Indian translators printed America's first written Bible in the Algonquian language; the colonial government placed such settlements in a ring of villages around Boston as a defensive strategy. Natick was the best documented of such settlements; the land was granted by the General Court, part of the Dedham Grant. A school was set up, a government established, the Indians were encouraged to convert to Christianity. In November 1675, during King Philip's War, the Natick Indians were sent to Deer Island. Many died of disease and cold, the Indians who survived found their homes destroyed; the Indian village did not recover, the land held in common by the Indian community was sold off to white settlers to cover debts, and, by 1785, most of the Natick Indians had drifted away.

In 1775, both English and Praying Indian citizens of Natick participated in the Battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, as well as serving in the Continental Army. The names of the Praying Indian soldiers from Natick are memorialized on a stone marker, along with all of Natick's Revolutionary War veterans, on a stone marker on Pond St near downtown Natick; the town was incorporated in 1781. Henry Wilson, a U. S. senator born in 1812 who became eighteenth Vice President of the United States, who lived most of his life in Natick as a shoemaker and schoolteacher and was known as the "Natick Cobbler", is buried there. He is the namesake of one of Natick's middle schools. Though Natick was a farming town, the invention of the sewing machine in 1858 led to the growth of several shoe factories; the business flourished and peaked by 1880, when Natick, with twenty-three operating factories, was third in the nation in the quantity of shoes produced. The shoes made in Natick were heavy work shoes with only one or two companies adding lighter dress shoes to their line.

Natick was famous for its brogan, a heavy ankle-high boot worn by soldiers in the American Civil War. The wound core for a more resilient baseball was developed by John W. Walcott and combined with the figure-eight stitching devised by Col. William A. Cutler, it was manufactured by the firm of H. Harwood & Sons in their factory built in 1858 – the first plant in the world for the manufacture of baseballs. In 1988 the H. Harwood & Sons factory was converted into baseball factory condominiumsIn 1874, a great fire in downtown Natick demolished 18 business blocks, two shoe factories, the Town Hall, Natick's only fire engine house and the Congregational Church, as well as many private homes. Though no lives were lost, the loss of property was greater in proportion to the town's wealth than the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In 1875, Natick's new Central Fire Station was completed on Summer Street and opened with grand ceremony on the same city block where the great fire was first discovered; the Central Fire Station is now the home of a private non-profit performing arts center called The Center for Arts in Natick.

Miles 8 through 12 of the Boston Marathon run through Natick on Patriots' Day every year along Route 135/Central St. and thousands of residents and visitors line the road to watch. The median age of Natick according to the 2010 us census was 41.1 years old. There were 15,777 male citizens, accounting for 48.1% of the total population. There were 17,009 female citizens, accounting for 51.9% of the population. There were 25,233 Caucasian citizens, accounting for 82.2 % of the population. There were 3,714 Asian citizens, accounting for 8.3% of the population. There were 2,282 Hispanic or Latino citizens, accounting for 5.0% of the population. There were 2,995 African American citizens, accounting for 6.6 % of the population. There were 135 Native Alaska Native citizens, accounting for 0.4 % of the population. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.0 square miles, of which, 15.1 square miles of it is land and 1.0 square mile of it is water. The total area is 7.04 percent water, including bodies of water Lake Dug Pond.

Natick borders the towns of Wellesley, Weston, Framingham and Dover. Natick Center known as Downtown Natick, is at the intersection of Central Street and Main Street and serves as the town's civic

List of oil refineries

This is a list of oil refineries. The Oil & Gas Journal publishes a worldwide list of refineries annually in a country-by-country tabulation that includes for each refinery: location, crude oil daily processing capacity, the size of each process unit in the refinery. For some countries, the refinery list is further categorized state-by-state; the list appears in one of their December issues. It is about 45 pages in length, updated each year with additions, name changes, capacity changes and other refinements; the list contains 697 oil refineries as of January 2020. Skikda Refinery, 16,50 million tonne/year Skikda condensate Refinery, 5,00 million tonne/year Adrar Refinery, 0.600 million tonne/year Algiers Refinery, 3.645 million tonne/year Arzew Refinery, 3.750 million tonne/year Hassi Messaoud Refinery, 5.00 million tonne/year Cabinda Refinery, 16,000 bbl/d Luanda Refinery, 56,000 bbl/d Limbé Refinery, 42,600 bbl/d N'Djamena Refinery, 20,000 bbl/d Pointe Noire Refinery, 21,000 bbl/d Muanda Refinery, 15,000 bbl/d Alexandria Ameriya Refinery, 81,000 bbl/d Alexandria El Mex Refinery, 117,000 bbl/d Alexandria MIDOR Refinery, 100,000 bbl/d Asyut Refinery, 47,000 bbl/d Cairo Mostorod Refinery, 142,000 bbl/d El Nasr Refinery, 132,000 bbl/d El Suez Refinery, 70,000 bbl/d Tanta Refinery, 35,000 bbl/d Wadi Feran Refinery, 8,550 bbl/d BASHANDYOIL fossil crude oil refinery, 300,000 barrels per day, at El Sokna, Suez Assab Refinery, 17,500 bbl/d Port Gentil Refinery, 25,000 bbl/d Tema Oil Refinery 45,000 bbl/d Abidjan Refinery, 68,000 bbl/d Abidjan Bitumen Refinery, 10,000 bbl/d Mombasa Refinery, 70,000 bbl/d, Nelson Complexity Index 2.64 Zawiya Refinery, 120,000 bbl/d Ra's Lanuf Refinery, 220,000 bbl/d El-Brega Refinery, 10,000 bbl/d Sarir Refinery, 10,000 bbl/d Tobruk Refinery, 20,000 bbl/d Tomasina Refinery, 12,000 bbl/d destroyed in Cyclone Geralda 1994 Nouadhibou Refinery, 10,000 bbl/d Mohammedia Refinery, 127,000 bbl/d - closed Sidi Kacem, 50,000 bbl/d - closed Zinder Refinery, 20,000 bbl/d Kaduna Refinery, 110,000 bbl/d Port Harcourt Refinery, 210,000 bbl/d Warri Refinery, 125,000 bbl/d Dangote Refinery, 650,000 bbl/d - Azikel Refinery, 12,000 bbl/d - Ogbele Refinery, 11,000 bbl/d - Dakar Refinery, 27,000 bbl/d Cape Town Refinery, 100,000 bbl/d Engen Refinery, 135,000 bbl/d Sapref Refinery, 180,000 bbl/d Nelson Complexity Index 8.44 Sasol Refinery, 150,000 bbl/d Natref Refinery, 108,000 bbl/d Mossel Bay GTL Refinery, 45,000 bbl/d El-Obeid Refinery, 15,000 bbl/d Khartoum Refinery, 100,000 bbl/d Port Sudan Refinery, 21,700 bbl/d Dar es Salaam Refinery, 17,000 bbl/d Bizerte Refinery, 34,000 bbl/d Uganda Oil Refinery 60,000 bbl/d Ndola Refinery, 34,000 bbl/d Bahrain Petroleum Company, 260,000 barrels per day Eastern Refinery 33,000 bbl/d Petromax Refinery 2,500 bbl/d Super Petrochemical Limited 3,000 bbl/d |Fushun Petrochemical Refinery, Fushun Petrochemical Company, 160,000 bbl/d Sinopec Anqing Company Refinery, 110,000 bbl/day Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Company Refinery, 165,000 bbl/day China National Petroleum Corporation Lanzhou Refiner, 112,000 bbl/day Sinopec CPCC Guangzhou Branch Refinery, 150,000 bbl/day Sinopec Maoming Company Refinery, 265,000 bbl/day Sinopec Beihai Company Refinery, 12,000 bbl/day Sinopec Cangzhou Company Refinery, 70,000 bbl/day China National Petroleum Corporation Daqing Petrochemical Refinery, 122,000 bbl/day Sinopec Luoyang Company, 100,000 bbl/day Sinopec Jingmen Company, 100,000 bbl/day Sinopec Wuhan Company Refinery, 80,000 bbl/day Sinopec CPCC Changling Company Refinery, 100,000 bbl/day Sinopec Jinling Company Refinery, 265,000 bbl/day Sinopec Jiujiang Company Refinery, 98,000 bbl/day China National Petroleum Corporation Jilin Chemical Refinery, 115,000 bbbl/day China National Petroleum Corporation Dalian Petrochemical Refinery, 144,000 bbl/day China National Petroleum Corporation Fushun Petrochemical Refinery, 186,000 bbl/day China National Petroleum Corporation (Petr

Jan Op De Beeck

Jan Op De Beeck is a famous Belgian caricature artist. He was born in the Congo and moved to Belgium in 1960, he obtained a mastership in 1979 at Sint-Thomas in Brussels and graduated in model drawing at the Royal Academy in Mechelen. He started teaching arts in 1979 at the Coloma Institute in Mechelen, he has given many workshops and master classes worldwide for professional caricature artists and was invited to many conventions as star guest and keynote speaker. Among others: 2001, together with Sebastian Krüger, master class in Portugal Master classes and workshops at multiple ISCA conventions and at Eurocon 2013 in Vienna. Bekketrekkers uit Belgenland Het Laatste Testament der Belgen De Kunst van de Karikatuur Famous Corpses Sketching is Fun! 1 & 2 Jan Op De Beeck has won numerous international awards, including 1st Place of Best Traditional Art at the Eurocature 2017 “Honorary Master” at the National Caricaturist Network "Master of the Year” in 2006 and 2012 at the National Caricaturist Network "Portfolio of the Year" in 2006 and 2007 at the National Caricaturist Network Many first places at ISCA conventions, in different categories 2003 “World’s Best Caricaturist” at the cartoon festival in Iran Place at the Global Caricature Exhibition in Seoul, Korea Official web site biography European Cartoon Center in Belgium

Night Moves (1975 film)

Night Moves is a 1975 American neo-noir film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James Woods. Hackman was nominated for the BAFTA Award for his portrayal of a private investigator; the film has been called "a seminal modern noir work from the 1970s", which refers to its relationship with the film noir tradition of detective films. The original screenplay is by Scottish writer Alan Sharp. Although Night Moves was not considered successful at the time of its release, it has attracted viewers and significant critical attention following its videotape and DVD releases. In 2010, Manohla Dargis described it as "the great, despairing Night Moves, with Gene Hackman as a private detective who ends up circling the abyss, a no-exit comment on the post-1968, post-Watergate times." Harry Moseby is a retired professional football player now working as a private investigator in Los Angeles. He discovers. Aging actress Arlene Iverson hires Harry to find her 16-year-old daughter Delly Grastner.

Arlene's only source of income is her daughter's trust fund, but it requires Delly to be living with her. Arlene gives Harry the name of one of Delly's friends in Los Angeles, a mechanic called Quentin. Quentin tells Harry that he last saw Delly at a New Mexico film location, where she started flirting with one of Arlene's old flames, stuntman Marv Ellman. Harry realizes that the injuries to Quentin's face are from fighting the stuntman and sympathizes with his bitterness towards Delly, he travels to talks to Marv and stunt coordinator, Joey Ziegler. Before returning to Los Angeles, Harry is surprised to see Quentin working on Marv's stunt plane. Harry suspects that Delly may be trying to seduce her mother's ex-lovers and travels to the Florida Keys, where her stepfather Tom Iverson lives. In Florida, Harry finds a woman named Paula. Harry and Delly take a boat trip to go swimming, but Delly becomes distraught when she finds the submerged wreckage of a small plane with the decomposing body of the pilot inside.

Paula marks the spot with a buoy, when they return to shore, she appears to report the find to the Coast Guard. Harry persuades Delly to return to her mother in California. After he drops her off at her California home, he still is uneasy about the case, but focuses on patching up his own marriage, he tells his wife he will give up the agency, something she has wanted him to do for a long time, but he learns that Delly has been killed in a car accident on the set of a movie. Harry questions the driver of the car, injured. Joey lets, he goes to the home of Arlene Iverson and finds her drunk by the pool, not grief-stricken over the death of her daughter. Arlene now stands to inherit her daughter's wealth. Harry tracks down Quentin, who denies being the killer, but tells him that Marv Ellman was the dead pilot in the plane and that Ellman was involved in smuggling. Quentin manages to escape. Harry returns to Florida, where he finds the body of Quentin the mechanic floating in Tom's dolphin pen. Harry accuses Tom of the murder, they fight, Tom is knocked unconscious.

Paula admits she did not report the dead body in the plane because the aircraft contained a valuable sculpture that they were smuggling piecemeal to the United States. Harry and Paula set off to retrieve the sculpture. While Paula is diving, a seaplane arrives and the pilot strafes the boat, machine-gunning Harry in the leg; the seaplane lands on the ocean, but when the pilot sees Paula surface with the sculpture, he charges the plane at her and she is killed. The impact of the pontoons on the surfaced sculpture shatters the seaplane, as the cockpit submerges into the ocean, Harry is able to see through the glass window beneath his boat that the drowning pilot is Joey Ziegler. Harry unsuccessfully tries to steer the boat, now travelling in circles. Though released in 1975, much of Night Moves was filmed in 1973. Production was halted for two years for undisclosed reasons, which explains the physical difference in Melanie Griffith's appearance from the beginning of the film to near the end, she was 15 when shooting commenced and 18 by the time the film opened in theaters.

The role of Ellen, played by Susan Clark, was offered to Faye Dunaway who turned it down to star in Chinatown. The house belonging to James Woods' character Quentin was owned by Phil Kaufman, road manager for Gram Parsons at the time of his death. Kaufman's subsequent actions became the basis for the film Grand Theft Parsons; the cast and crew of Night Moves were shooting at the house on the day the police came to question Kaufman, as they were taking him away, Arthur Penn turned to Gene Hackman and said, "Man, we're shooting the wrong movie". An quoted line from Night Moves occurs when Moseby declines an invitation from his wife to see the movie My Night at Maud's: "I saw a Rohmer film once, it was kinda like watching paint dry." The exchange from Night Moves was quoted in director Éric Rohmer's New York Times obituary in 2010. Arthur Penn was an admirer of Rohmer's films. Roger Ebert gave the film a full four stars

Sequential function chart

Sequential function chart is a graphical programming language used for programmable logic controllers. It is one of the five languages defined by IEC 61131-3 standard; the SFC standard is defined as, Preparation of function charts for control systems, was based on GRAFCET. It can be used to program processes. Main components of SFC are: Steps with associated actions. Steps in an SFC diagram can be inactive. Actions are only executed for active steps. A step can be active for one of two motives: It is an initial step as specified by the programmer, it was activated during a scan cycle and not deactivated since. Steps are activated when the connecting transition is superable; when a transition is passed, all steps above are deactivated at once and after all steps below are activated at once. Actions associated with steps can be of several types, the most relevant ones being Continuous and Reset. Apart from the obvious meaning of Set and Reset, an N action ensures that its target variable is set to 1 as long as the step is active.

An SFC rule states that if two steps have an N action on the same target, the variable must never be reset to 0. It is possible to insert LD actions inside an SFC program. SFC is an inherently parallel language in that multiple control flows — Program Organization Units in the standard's parlance — can be active at once. Non-standard extensions to the language include macroactions: i.e. actions inside a program unit that influence the state of another program unit. The most relevant such macroaction is "forcing", in which a POU can decide the active steps of another POU. Drakon-chart UML Activity Diagram Continuous Function Chart SFC/GRAFCET free stencils for Microsoft Visio Rockwell Automation, Allen-Bradley. Sequential Function Charts

KKVT

KKVT is a radio station broadcasting an adult hits format. Licensed to Grand Junction, United States, it serves the Grand Junction area; the station is owned by Mbc Grand Broadcasting. On August 1, 2013, KMOZ-FM changed their call letters to KKVT and changed their format to adult hits, branded as "The Vault", swapping frequencies with KKVT 92.3 FM Grand Junction. On May 25, 2017 KKVT launched an oldies format on its HD2 subchannel, branded as "95.5 The Monkey". Due to interference reports from listeners to 95.5 KRKQ Mountain Village CO being filed with the FCC, the KKVT HD2 oldies format was rebranded as "95.7 The Monkey" and the translator frequency changed to 95.7 as of November 2, 2017. On May 25, 2017 KKVT launched an adult album alternative format on its HD3 subchannel, branded as "103.9 The Planet". KKVT is broadcast on the following translators: Query the FCC's FM station database for KKVT Radio-Locator information on KKVT Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KKVT