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Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. The record label was founded in 1987 by Markus Staiger in Germany. Releasing hardcore punk records, the label moved on to releasing albums by melodic death metal, industrial metal, power metal and black metal bands, as well as tribute albums, it distributes and promotes two post-hardcore/metalcore labels, SharpTone Records, focused on American scene, Arising Empire, focused more on European bands. In October 2018, French independent label Believe Digital acquired a majority stake in Nuclear Blast. More recent signings include names such as Epica, The Adicts, Wednesday 13, Sepultura, Blind Guardian, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Eluveitie, Symphony X, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Fit for an Autopsy, Rob Zombie, Comeback Kid, The Damned Things, Alcest, As I Lay Dying, Obscura. Nuclear Blast was formed in 1987 after founder Markus Staiger traveled throughout the United States for four weeks and saw a gig of his favorite band BL'AST!.

The label's first release was a vinyl compilation called Senseless Death featuring US hardcore bands like Attitude, Sacred Denial, Impulse Manslaughter and others. Swedish band Meshuggah became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard 200, landing at number 165 with their 2002 album, Nothing. Meshuggah became the first Nuclear Blast band to be reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine. In 2004, Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish released Once on Nuclear Blast, which rocketed to the top of the charts in multiple countries, including Finland, Norway, Sweden and more, it became the first release in the company's history to reach number 1 on the German charts. Slayer released the album Repentless in 2015 which went to number 4 on the Billboard 200 making it the highest charting Nuclear Blast release in the United States; the exclusive distribution in Greece is being carried out by Infinity Entertainment IKE. List of record labels List of Nuclear Blast artists Nuclear Blast Europe

Toyota FZ engine

The Toyota FZ engine was a 24-valve, 4.5 L DOHC straight-6 internal combustion engine manufactured by Toyota to replace the F-series engine. It was used in SUVs because of its large displacement, smoothness and torque; the engine displaced 4.5 L with a bore and stroke measuring 100 mm × 95 mm and a 9.0:1 compression ratio. The 1FZ had only two variants available: the 1FZ-F and the 1FZ-FE; the only significant difference between the two was the inclusion of electronic fuel injection on the 1FZ-FE, whereas the 1FZ-F used a carburetor. The 1FZ-F produced 188 hp at 268 lb ⋅ ft at 2800 rpm. Starting in 1998, the fuel injected version of the 1FZ-FE was manufactured with a direct ignition variation available in certain non-US markets; this version of the engine received many updates over the previous version such as a redesigned head, more compact pistons, updated throttle body, an improved intake manifold with longer intake runners, 4 nozzle fuel injectors to improve fuel atomization and direct ignition.

This version of the 1FZ-FE produced 240 hp at 4600 rpm and 300 lb⋅ft at 3600 rpm on 91 Octane Fuel without a catalytic converter. A de-rated LPG version was built for the 7FG/7FZ series forklifts. Called 1FZ-E it produced 63 kW at 2350 rpm and 294 N⋅m at 1200 rpm The 1FZ-F and -FE were used in the following vehicles: 1992–2009 Toyota Land Cruiser 1992–2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 1998–2007 Toyota Land Cruiser 1995–1997 Lexus LX 450 Toyota 7FG/7FD series forklifts List of Toyota engines

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and level IV trauma center, founded in 1968. It is located in the coastal town of Lincoln City, in the U. S. state of Oregon. This hospital serves the visitors of Lincoln County. Since the 1930s, there had been interest in establishing a hospital in Lincoln City, but it wasn't until the 1960s that these efforts gained widespread community support. In 1963, a hospital feasibility committee was organized, its members helped to lay the groundwork for passage of a ballot measure in April 1965 to form a hospital taxing district. The district known as North Lincoln Hospital District and now known as the North Lincoln Health District, covers 115 square miles of north Lincoln County. With tax proceeds, federal grant money and the sale of general obligation bonds, the health district was prepared to begin construction of a hospital. On Sept. 23, 1967, Oregon Gov. Tom McCall presided at a formal groundbreaking ceremony on a nine-acre tract of land overlooking Devils Lake in the northeast corner of Lincoln City.

The governor returned to the site to deliver the dedication speech on Oct. 13, 1968. The doors of the new hospital opened on Oct. 28, 1968, with 50 full-time staff members. Six patients were admitted on its first day and two babies were born there during its first week. On February 29, 2000 the North Lincoln Health District and Samaritan Health Services entered into an interim management agreement; the parties entered into a 30-year Healthcare Facilities Lease on Jan. 1, 2001, in which Samaritan Health Services agreed to manage and operate the hospital and adjoining properties owned by the health district. In the autumn of 2015, the health district and Samaritan Health Services agreed to a memorandum of understanding in which ownership of the district's hospital facilities and real properties totaling 12 acres would be transferred to Samaritan Health Services. In turn, Samaritan Health Services agreed to construct a new hospital on the existing campus within three years; the transfer of assets was completed on Feb. 3, 2016.

In July 2018, construction began on a replacement hospital building, planned to open in early 2020. Samaritan Health Services selected Skanska USA Building and HGA Architects and Engineers as the design/build team responsible for planning and construction of the new Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, being built directly east of the existing hospital building; the facility offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including emergency services, general surgery, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing and upper endoscopies, pharmacy services and gynecology, respiratory therapy and diabetes education. The hospital is a level IV trauma center and serves the entire county, plus portions of neighboring counties; the hospital offers many digital imaging services onsite including MRI machine, a 160-slice CAT scanner, PET scan, echocardiography, DEXA bone density testing, 3-D digital mammography, 3-D ultrasound and digital X-ray imaging. The hospital campus has ancillary services.

This includes outpatient medical and surgical clinics, an infusion center for oncology and non-oncology needs, anticoagulation services, wound & ostomy clinic, home health & hospice services. Physical rehabilitation services available include occupational and speech therapy. Primary care is available with physicians trained in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Specialty clinicians offer cardiology and cardiac device management, mental health and psychiatry, orthopedics and urology; the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation is a 501 organization that raises private philanthropic support for Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and to invest and manage these gifts to honor donors’ wishes. All funds raised. Since their inception in 1983, they have provided more than $2.9 million to purchase medical equipment for the hospital, enhance program services, provide financial support for patient and community wellness programs, help low-income individuals obtain medical care, including the provision of medical assistance grants of over $1.65 million to north Lincoln County residents.

Medical equipment purchases in 2016 included $175,000 for a cardiac ultrasound machine and $19,000 for video laryngoscope glidescopes for use in the emergency department, surgical services and ICU. There were quality of life donations for hospice patients - funding for non-medical, life-enhancing support such as travel for family members and music, they gave three $1,000 Mary Decker Scholarships awarded to students pursuing a health care career. From 2017 to 2020 the foundation and community will aim to raise $7 Million for equipment needs of the replacement hospital building. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital is one of five hospitals in the Samaritan Health Services system; the other four hospitals are Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital is accredited by international accrediting agency Det Norske Veritas. List of hospitals in Oregon North Lincoln Hospital Heliport

Non-representational theory

Non-representational theory is a theory developed in human geography through the work of Nigel Thrift, his colleagues such as J. D. Dewsbury and Derek McCormack, by their respective graduate students, it challenges those using social theory and conducting geographical research to "go beyond representation" and focus on embodied experience. Thus, Dewsbury describes practices of "witnessing" that produce "knowledge without contemplation". Instead of studying and representing social relationships, non-representational theory focuses upon practices – how human and nonhuman formations are enacted or performed – not on what is produced. "First, it valorizes those processes that operate before … conscious, reflective thought … second, it insists on the necessity of not prioritizing representations as the primary epistemological vehicles through which knowledge is extracted from the world". Recent studies have examined a wide range of activities including dance, musical performance, gardening, listening to music and children's play.

This is a post-structuralist theory inspired in part by the ideas of thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Bruno Latour and Michel Serres, by phenomenonologists such as Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. More it considers views from political science and anthropological discussions of the material dimensions of human life, it parallels the conception of "hybrid geographies" developed by Sarah Whatmore. Critics have suggested that Thrift's use of the term "non-representational theory" is problematic, that other non-representational theories could be developed. Richard G. Smith said that Baudrillard's work could be considered a "non-representational theory", for example, which has fostered some debate. In 2005, Hayden Lorimer said that the term "more-than-representational" was preferable

Boreal owl

The boreal owl is a small owl. In Europe, it is known as Tengmalm's owl after Swedish naturalist Peter Gustaf Tengmalm or, more Richardson's owl after Sir John Richardson; the scientific name is from Latin. The genus name Aegolius is a type of screech owl thought to be a bird of ill omen, funereus means "funereal"; this species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is Tytonidae. Due to its shyness and evasive reaction to human activities, nocturnal habits and preferred inaccessible taiga forest habitat, it is seen by humans; the boreal owl is 22–27 cm long with a 50–62 cm wingspan. It is brown above, with white flecking on the shoulders. Underparts whitish streaked with rust; the head is large, with yellow eyes and a white facial disc, a "surprised" appearance. The beak is light yellow colored rather than dark like its relative the northern saw-whet owl, their flight is noiseless and straight. Young birds are chocolate brown.

The boreal owl is an unsociable nocturnal owl. Its call is similar in sound to the "winnowing" of the North American Wilson's snipe; this species is not migratory, but in some autumns significant numbers move further south. It is any great distance south of its breeding range, although this is due to the problems of detecting this nocturnal owl outside the breeding season when it is not calling; the boreal owl breeds in dense coniferous forests across northern North America and Eurasia, in mountain ranges such as the Alps and the Rockies. It lays 3–6 eggs in a tree hole. Across much of Europe, to a lesser extent in Asia and North America and biologists put up nest boxes for these and other small owls; this small owl eats voles and other mammals but birds as well as insects and other invertebrates. It is nocturnal, though in the northernmost parts of its range, it is forced to hunt during daylight because of the short nights in summer. Banded boreal owls have been known to live up to 16 years. Due to the owl's small stature it is preyed upon by other owls and large raptors thus decreasing its average life span.

Boreal owls have seven subspecies: A.f funereus: nominate subspecies, from Scandinavia down south to the Pyrenees and east to the Urals, but not the Caucasus Mountains A.f. richardsoni: the North American subspecies, from Alaska down the Rocky Mountains and as far east as Southeastern Canada and the American Northeast A.f. pallens: from southeastern Siberia to Tien Shan in China A.f. caucasicus: Caucasus Mountains A.f. magnus: from Eastern Siberia from Kolyma to the Kamchatka peninsula A.f. sibiricus: widespread over Siberia A.f. beickianus Stresemann, 1928: from Northwest India to western China "Boreal Owl media". Internet Bird Collection. "Aegolius funereus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 February 2009. Aegolius funereus in the Flickr: Field Guide Birds of the World "Aegolius funereus". Avibase. Boreal Owl photo gallery at VIREO

2017–18 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2017–18 EHF Champions League was the 25th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament. Győri ETO defended their title by defeating HC Vardar in the final. 16 teams participated in the competition, divided in four groups who played in a round robin and away format. The top three teams in each group qualified for the main round Main roundThe 12 qualified teams were divided in four groups who played in a round robin and away format; the points gained against the qualified teams in the first round were carried over. The top four teams in each group qualified for the quarterfinals. Knockout stageAfter the quarterfinals, the culmination of the season, the VELUX EHF FINAL4, will continue in its existing format, with the four top teams from the competition competing for the title. 14 teams were directly qualified for the group stage. The qualification draw was held in Vienna, the group stage draw in Ljubljana and the final four draw in Budapest, Hungary; the draw was held on 29 June 2017. The two winners of the qualification tournaments advanced to the group stage.

Vipers Kristiansand hosted the tournament. Thüringer HC hosted the tournament; the draw was held on 30 June 2017. In each group, teams played against each other in a double round-robin format, with home and away matches; the top three teams of each preliminary group advance. Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group are carried over. In each group, teams play against each other in a double round-robin format, with home and away matches; the first four placed teams from the main round qualified for the knockout stage. The all-star team and awards were announced on 11 May 2018. Goalkeeper: Kari Aalvik Grimsbø Right wing: Yulia Managarova Right back: Ana Gros Centre back: Veronica Kristiansen Left back: Cristina Neagu Left wing: Siraba Dembélé Pivot: Dragana Cvijić MVP of the Final Four: Amandine Leynaud Best coach: Ambros Martín Best young player: Tjaša Stanko Best defence player: Zsuzsanna Tomori As of 13 May 2018 Official website