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National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program

The space-grant colleges are educational institutions in the United States that comprise a network of fifty-two consortia formed for the purpose of outer-space–related research. Each consortium is based in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, each consists of multiple independent space-grant institutions, with one of the institutions acting as lead. Similar programs include land-grant colleges, sea-grant colleges, sun-grant colleges. Unlike in the land-grant program, no economic rights to outer space have been granted in the space-grant program, only money; the program claims the following objectives: Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, outer space, related fields. S. citizens women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology. The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program was established in 1988 by the US Congress following the success of similar scholarship opportunities in the oceanic Sea Grant and agricultural Land Grant fields.

The catch-all term Space Grant refers back to these previous federal programs. In 1989, the program was given over to NASA, which now administers it in the same way that NOAA administers Sea Grant; the first meeting of the National Council of Space Grant Directors took place from January 16, 1990 to January 19, 1990 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Columbia and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, California. In 2011, an effort was made to begin collecting the history of the council. Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology BLAST is a three-day summer event that takes place at Virginia's Old Dominion University; this free, STEM-centered event, is better. BLAST's purpose is to show the students the interesting aspects of STEM to those who are unsure whether they want to be involved in STEM or not. Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project The NEBP is a high-altitude, balloon launching program.eXploration Systems and Habitation 2019 Academic Innovation Challenge The eXploration Systems and Habitation challenge seeks better the academic and technological abilities of university students.

It utilizes hands-on training in the implementation of space habitats for deep space missions. There is an Advanced Exploration Systems Division where university students can compete to win awards worth $15,000–50,000 for a functional design that the AES finds useful and, or, interesting. John Mather Nobel Scholars Established in 2008, the John Mather Nobel Scholars is a scholarship program open to NASA-Goddard Space Flight; the program provides $3,000 so that a chosen participant can share their research paper with NASA professionals. To be a part of this program, a GPA of 3.5 or higher is necessary along with being a junior or higher. NASA KSC Higher Education Support Services The NASA/Kennedy Space Center Higher Education Support Services supports college grade Higher Education competitions; such competitions entail internships, senior design projects, selective grants. National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award The National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award was created by Josh Simpson and is awarded to students who will have an impact in a STEM field related to NASA’s mission/goals.

Space Grant Support Services The goal of the Space Grant Support Services is to better the Space Grant network. The Space Grant Support Services supports the Space Grant network in many different ways from an economical view to a public view. Space Systems Engineering Website The Space Systems Engineering Website is a free, six-week, online course that allows students to work and learn with NASA's engineers. Course materials will always be accessible and students are able to use the learned resources in any way they please. Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Program The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Program is a one week, online, STEM summer program; the program focuses on NASA-related research provided by NASA's STEM professionals. Virginia Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program The Virginia Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program or CSIIP, provides an online internship application system for STEM majors; this was done for the people to meet the increasing demand for citizens with STEM majors.

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars is a STEM-centered program where participants participate with NASA's professional researchers. The Virginia Space Coast Scholars program is an online, week long, STEM-centered program that focuses on the study of NASA's missions. William A Hiscock Space Grant Scholarship Fund The William A Hiscock Space Grant Scholarship Fund was created "in memory of William Hiscock, the former director of the Montana Space Grant." Due to his efforts, many NASA ballooning centered. As of 2002, there are over 850 participating institutions. Alabama Space Grant Consortium Alaska Space Grant Consortium Arizona Space Grant Consortium Arkansas Space Grant Consortium California Space Grant Consortium Colorado Space Grant Consortium Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Delaware Space Grant Consortium Florida Space Grant Consortium Georgia Space Grant Consortium Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium Idaho Space Grant Consortium Illinois Space

Specialist, Organised & Economic Crime Command

The Specialist, Organised & Economic Crime Command is a unit within the Gangs and Organised Crime group of Specialist Crime & Operations within London's Metropolitan Police Service. The unit's main responsibility is to both investigate and take steps to prevent fraud, along with a wide range of other fraudulent crimes which require specialist knowledge and training to investigate; the unit was known as the Fraud Squad, or by its previous Specialist Operations designation, SO6. Formed in 1946, the unit was known as Metropolitan and City Police Fraud Department or "C6 Branch", it was the first integrated cross-border, co-operative unit set up jointly between London's two police services. The increasing complexity of business fraud as time progressed, hence the lessened chances of securing a successful prosecution, saw the implementation of the Serious Fraud Office in 1987. Due to the Serious Fraud Office making C6 obsolete, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police reverted to having their own Fraud Squads.

The MPS' was called SO6. Staffed by about 140 detectives, specialised teams within the Squad included the Commercial Crimes Intelligence Bureau, a Financial Investigations Unit, the Fraud Prevention Office, a Surveillance Unit, a Crime Management Unit and a fledgling Computer Crime Unit. In October 2000, the Fraud Squad was renamed Economic and Specialist Crime as part of the Specialist Crime Directorate, its remit was expanded to cover a wider range of financial and economic crime and fraud. Several other autonomous units, such as the Arts and Antiquities Squad, were merged with the new unit; the Proactive Money Laundering Investigation Team, formed in 2003, has a remit to deal with high-level money laundering, are active in removing substantial amounts of criminal cash from the organised criminal networks working in and around London. The Specialist, Organised & Economic Crime Command is made up of several teams and sub-units: The Art and Antiques Unit The Branch Intelligence Unit The Criminal Finance Team The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit The Extradition and International Assistance Units The Financial Investigation Development Unit The Flying Squad The Fraud Squads Project Genesius The Kidnap Unit The London Regional Asset Recovery Team Operation Maxim Middle Market Drugs Partnership Operation Nexus The Police Central e-crime Unit The Proactive Money Laundering Taskforce The Projects Team Operation Sterling The Stolen Vehicle Unit The Trafficking and Prostitution Unit The Special Intelligence Section Serious Organised Crime Agency Specialist Crime Directorate Police address the growing threat of e-crime


Halland is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden, on the western coast of Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Småland and the sea of Kattegat; until 1645 and the Second Treaty of Brömsebro, it was part of the Kingdom of Denmark. The provinces of Sweden serve no administrative function. Instead, that function is served by the Counties of Sweden. However, the province of Halland is coextensive with the administrative Halland County, though parts of the province belong to Västra Götaland County and Skåne County, while the county includes parts of Småland and Västergötland; as of December 31, 2016, Halland had a population of 327,093. Of these, 310,536 lived in Halland County. During the Danish era until 1658, the province had no coat of no seal. In Sweden, every province had been represented by heraldic arms since 1560; when Charles X Gustav of Sweden died in 1660 a coat of arms had to be created for the newly acquired province. Each province was to be represented by its arms at the royal funeral.

There are several theories about the choice of a lion. Bengt Algotsson, duke of Halland and Finland in the 14th century, used a lion in his personal arms. Blazon: Azure, a Lion rampant Argent langued and dente Gules; the same coat of arms was granted for the administrative Halland County, which has the same boundaries. The rivers of Lagan, Ätran and Viskan flow through the province and reach the sea in Kattegat. Halland is well known as an agricultural district. Most of the region is made up of a relief unit known as the Sub-Mesozoic hilly peneplain. Around Morup and Tvååker hilltops are remnants of the Sub-Cambrian peneplain, an ancient erosion surface that covers much of eastern Sweden. Loose flint nodules of Cretaceous age have been found around Halland; the flints are remnants of a former cover of sedimentary rock, eroded. At present the sedimentary cover continues to exist in Scania and offshore; the Bronze Age was a period of relative prosperity in Halland. This is shown in the number of the numerous archaeological remains.

Over 1,100 tumuli and grave mounds have been found. The end of the Bronze Age witnessed an over-consumption of resources. Large areas were deforested; this might have been a result of a high demand for charcoal in smelting gold or bronze among the local elites. The worsening climate at the beginning of the Iron Age meant that the local elites no longer could obtain bronze to the same extent as before; as a result, the social structures collapsed. The early Iron Age social structures seem to have been egalitarian, but from around 200 AD there was a trend in which villages formed larger communities and small kingdoms; this is to have been a distant influence from the growing Roman Empire. During the 5th and 6th century large free-standing farms were created. An example of such a farm can be found in Slöinge, it was not just the social structure. New villages were formed; the new centers that were formed became the kernel from which new areas were settled during medieval times. According to information from a trader travelling from Skiringssal, close to the Oslofjord to Hedeby in the 870s it can be concluded that Halland was a Danish area at that time.

It would stay so for most of recorded history. Iron extraction is known to have taken place in Tvååker/Sibbarp during the Iron Age; as part of the Scanian lands Halland came under the Scanian Law and participated in the Scanian Thing, one of three Things electing the Danish king. Local assemblies took place in Getinge. Halland was the scene of considerable military action from the 13th century and on as Sweden, Denmark and to some degree Norway fought for supremacy in Scandinavia; the many wars made the province poor. Not only were material damages caused by military action, but the social impact of the fighting was devastating; the county was the site of combat and plunder three times during the 13th Century: in 1256 Haakon IV of Norway invaded, followed by Magnus III of Sweden in 1277 and Eric VI of Denmark in 1294. The county came to be split in two parts for the next century, with the river Ätran forming a boundary; the lords of the two parts succeeded each other in a high tempo. As the Kalmar Union was formed, Halland came for a brief period of time to be centrally located.

According to the union treaty, the king was to be elected in Halmstad. During the rebellion of Engelbrekt in 1434 the fortress in Falkenberg was burnt down and two years Lagaholm was captured by the Swedes; the Swedo-Danish struggles in the early 16th century came to affect the province as well, as in 1519 when the border regions were sacked by the Swedes as a vengeance for similar Danish action in Västergötland. The Danish civil war called the Count's Feud in 1534–36, the Northern Seven Years' War between Denmark and Sweden in 1563–1570 and the Kalmar War between Denmark and Sweden in 1611–1613 all affected Halland. One of the major battles of the Northern Seven Years' War, the battle of Axtorna, took place in Halland. Halland was temporarily transferred to Sweden in 1645 under the terms of the Second Treaty of Brömsebro; the conquest was made permanent by the ceding of the province in the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The last battle in Halland took place in Fyllebro on 17 August 1676, during the Scanian War.

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Santiago de Cuba railway station

Santiago de Cuba known as Santiago General Senén Casas, is the main railway station of the city of Santiago de Cuba, seat of the homonym province, Cuba. It is owned by the state company Ferrocarriles de Cuba and is located in the central Paseo de Martí, nearby the city harbor, it is the second most important stations of Cuba and, along with Havana Central, Camagüey and Santa Clara, is a network's divisional headquarter. The station, named after the Cuban politician Senén Casas Regueiro, was renewed and rebuilt in 1997; the old station, located nearby harbor's custom office, is the terminal of harbor's rail siding. Santiago station is a terminus composed by a large and modern building, covered with 2 vaults and counting a modern clock tower in the adjacent garden. In south, parallel to station tracks, is located a large siding serving the harbor. A secondary shed is located in the Avenida Los Pions; the station lies in Los Pinos ward and the line, counting a double track, is not electrified. The double track route Santiago-San Luis is used for trains linking Santiago to Bayamo and Guantánamo.

A junction, departing from the nearby village of El Cristo and arriving to La Maya, was only built. The station, as well as Havana Central is the main western one, is the main eastern rail terminus, it is served by several long-distance trains linking the whole island as the flagship Tren Francés Havana-Santa Clara-Camagüey-Santiago. Other long-distance trains, principally departing/ending at Havana Central, link Santiago to Matanzas, Ciego de Ávila, Las Tunas and other cities. There are some inter-regional and regional trains to Palma Soriano, Manzanillo, Guantánamo and Holguín. Camagüey railway station Havana Central railway station Santa Clara railway station 49998101 Santiago de Cuba railway station on OpenStreetMap Google. "Santiago de Cuba railway station". Google Maps. Google

Sylvester Bliss

Sylvester Bliss was a Millerite minister. Bliss was a Congregationalist from Hartford, with a radical education, he belonged to the Historical Society of Bostan, and he was the Millerite leader in Massachusetts. He wrote articles for the Millerite magazine Signs of the Times which helped him to get a job as an assistant editor in November 1842, he stayed at that position for many years and became the only editor of the magazine, renamed Advent Herald. Bliss held the position of editor from natural causes, he was editor of the Millerite magazine Advent Shield. Adventist Millerites William Miller Works by Sylvester Bliss at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Sylvester Bliss at Internet Archive An Exposition of the Twenty-fourth of Matthew by Sylvester Bliss Inconsistencies of Colver's Literal Fulfilment of Daniel's Prophecy by Sylvester Bliss The Chronology of the Bible by Sylvester Bliss Review of Rev. O. E. Daggett's Sermon by Sylvester Bliss Exposition of Zechariah XIV by Sylvester Bliss Reasons for Our Hope by Sylvester Bliss Memoirs of William Miller by Sylvester Bliss A Brief Commentary on the Apocalypse by Sylvester Bliss

Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay is a town on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It has a population of 258 people; the town is named after the hundreds of coffee trees which grew from beans either scattered by a shipwreck or by plunderers. A holiday resort in Tembuland is located 80 km south-east of Viedgesville, it can be reached via a turn-off from the N2 highway. The Mthatha River has its mouth near Coffee Bay. One of the arguments is that the town was named Coffee Bay in 1893 after a shipwreck lost its cargo of coffee beans near the coast of Coffee Bay, although there may no longer be any coffee trees or beans in the Coffee Bay area; the municipality is located in an area, part of the Xhosa bantustan and the population is still predominantly Xhosa. Coffee Bay is a small village situated on the South African "Wild Coast" which stretches for 160 kilometers South from the Kei River mouth to Port Edward in the North and 100 kilometers inland; the nearest large town, Mthatha, is 80 kilometers away.

Coffee Bay falls within the King Sabata Dalindyebo district of the O. R Tambo District Municipality; the area is filled with fauna. The community is rural and Coffee Bay’s infrastructure includes informal settlements, a trading store, a plain camping site and two resort hotels; the traditional Xhosa lifestyle in Coffee Bay is one of the aspects. At the same time, the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development identified challenges that include high unemployment rates, housing shortages, infrastructure backlogs, low levels of health facilities, low levels of education, HIV and environmental degradation; the communities’ lives are dominated by poverty and ill-health, most of the population do not comply with the environmental legislation regarding the use of natural resources. A study has suggested that the high illiteracy and unemployment compels people to use coastal natural resources to satisfy their basic needs. Hole in the Wall, in Coffee Bay, is a large hole, scored neatly into a cliff that extends over the sea.

The hole amplifies the sound of the waves onto the rock, inspiring the local Xhosa people to name it esiKhaleni which means ‘place of sound’. There are many different folklore tales about the Hole in the Wall. Many believe. People believe that the Mpako River once formed a landlocked lagoon blocked by the cliff. Most accept the scientific explanation that the hole is the result of many years of waves breaking against the cliff. Mpofu Nature Reserve Augrabies Falls Wl-hq7zyPMU