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Nursemaid

A nursemaid is a historical term for a female domestic worker who cares for children within a large household. The term implies that she is an assistant to an older and more experienced employee, a role known as nurse or nanny. A family wealthy enough to have multiple servants looking after the children would have a large domestic staff, traditionally within a strict hierarchy, a large house with nursery quarters; the term'nursemaid' has wide historical use related to servants charged with the actual care of children. In ancient usage the terms'nursemaid' and'nurse' are interchangeable. Everything that a parent ordinarily might do the more onerous tasks, could be turned over to a nursemaid. Feeding young children and supervising somewhat older children at meal times, seeing that the children are dressed properly, watching over the children as they play outside, other such tasks could be left to a nursemaid; the title'Nursery Maid' refers to a specific role within the hierarchy of a great house.

In the 21st century, the position is defunct, owing to the small number of households who maintain large staffs with the traditional hierarchy. In the Victorian household, the children's quarters were referred to as the'nursery', but the name of the responsible servant had evolved from'nurse' to'nanny'; the Nursery Maid was a general servant within the nursery, although in the presence of the children, would have a less direct role in their care. The nursery maid reported to the nanny and assisted her in taking care of the children of the employer's family, her duties including tidying and maintaining the nursery, lighting the nursery fires, carrying meals and hot water between the nursery and scullery, it was a junior role for young girls, working under the supervision of the experienced and older nanny. Nursery Maids wore a uniform, similar to the other maids in the household. In 1845 the satirical magazine Punch published a guide to domestic servants in which it suggested that any girl could undertake the duties of a Nursery Maid, as every girl had the requisite training of "snubbing and slapping" either her own siblings, or the siblings of other people.

Domestic service agencies supplied nursery maids and sometimes gave basic training, for which popular manuals were published. By reason of their close involvement in most if not all of the daily affairs of the children, including maintaining proper standards of behaviour and nursemaids might establish the close kind of relationship with the children that a mother would herself ordinarily form. In many cases this could lead to nannies being retained on the staff after the children had grown up, or to nursemaids continuing to hold a responsible role for the adult child as a type of chaperone, as in the example of Juliet's nurse. Amah or ayah, a woman who cares for babies and children.

Spotlight on The Shadows

Spotlight on The Shadows is an EP by The Shadows, released in February 1962. The EP is a 7-inch vinyl record and released in mono with the catalogue number Columbia SEG 8135. Spotlight on The Shadows was the UK number-one EP for 8 weeks, having two separate stints at the top of the chart from March to May 1962. Side A"The Frightened City" "Kon-Tiki" Side B"Peace Pipe" "The Savage" Three of the four tracks were written by Norrie Paramor, The Shadows' recording manager at Columbia Records; the two tracks from the film The Young Ones, which starred Cliff Richard, were written for the group. "The Frightened City" was scored as the titular theme for the film of the same name and recorded by The Shadows. Three tracks off the EP had been released in the UK as singles and entered the Record Retailer chart: "The Frightened City" was released in May 1961 peaking at number three, "Kon-Tiki" spent one week at number one in October, "The Savage" was released in November peaking at number ten. All four tracks featured on the compilation LP The Shadows' Greatest Hits released on the Columbia label in 1963.

Beginning in 1960s, in addition to publishing a long play chart, Record Retailer ran an EP chart. Spotlight on The Shadows was released in February 1962 and became a number-one EP on 3 March 1962. Replacing their second EP, The Shadows to the Fore, at the top of the chart they stayed there for three weeks. Helen Shapiro's Helen's Hit Parade displaced them for three weeks but they reclaimed the top spot on 14 April 1962 and stayed there for five weeks. In total, Spotlight on The Shadows amassed 8 weeks at the top of the EP chart. Hank Marvin – lead guitar Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar Jet Harrisbass guitar Brian Bennettdrums Footnotes Sources

Geoset

GEOSET is a nonprofit educational initiative founded by the Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto in 2006 to provide a “free resource of educational material”. Students record presentations detailing their work or interests on a subject matter; the presentations can form part of course assessment. The main GEOSET website is a database gateway that links all the contributing institutions and the local site and contains presentations produced at the Florida State University GEOSET Studios; some of the students who have recorded presentations have been successful in obtaining job offers when showing the video to perspective employers. The inspiration for GEOSET was based on the ability of Google, YouTube and Wikipedia to enable people across the world to access a repository of educational material. Harold Kroto called this revolution the "Goo-You-Wiki World". Participating organizations and institutions are encouraged to record presentations and create a local site to host them; the URLs from the presentations and representative images are added to a GEOSET database site.

The videos produced make up a series of concepts. There are many participating institutions including the University of Sussex, Sheffield University and Toyo University; the initiative has been demonstrated in the Middle East with the aim of strengthening the resources for science research and in China, with Anhui University of Technology being one of the first to join the GEOSET initiative. Capture station technology provided by Mediasite is used to record presentations at Florida State University with other rich media formats such as Adobe Presenter and Camtasia Studios; however international partner organizations have used a variety of recording options. The Florida State University GEOSET facility opened a centralized recording studio in the Paul Dirac Science Library; the studio is student run with Dr. Steve Acquah and Sir Harold Kroto directing. GEOSET is expanding into South America with a joint technology collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de València, demonstrating Polimedia instructional technology to government representatives and universities including Uruguay, Costa Rica and Peru.

In May 2008 GEOSET received a finalist award for the Sonic Foundry Rich Media Impact Awards in the category of Global Reach. In 2009 GEOSET won the Rich Media Impact Award in the category of Global Reach. In 2010, GEOSET received $100,000 from Microsoft Research for science education. In May 2014 GEOSET Studios won the Enterprise Video Award in the category of Educational Scholarship OpenCourseWare Crash Course Khan Academy MIT OpenCourseWare

Matt Rockman

Matthew'Matt' Rockman is an Australian investor and tech entrepreneur living In Australia. One of the three original founders of SEEK Ltd. alongside Paul and Andrew Bassat, Rockman took SEEK from a business plan to become one of Australia's most successful online businesses. SEEK is an ASX Top 100 Listed company with a market capitalisation of $5.5 Billion, with businesses in the UK, Brazil, New Zealand and Malaysia. Matthew Rockman was born in Melbourne on January 1968, his father Irvin Peter Rockman CBE was a well known Australian businessman, the Lord Mayor of Melbourne. His mother Yvonne Rowe was restaurateur, he has Ned Rockman. Rockman's grandfather had fled Poland due to anti-Jewish persecution, as had his mother's family, from the Ukraine, they settled in Melbourne, where Norman Rockman established a chain of clothing stores, which operated under the family name. His grandfather moved into hotels. Rockman attended Wesley College in Melbourne and graduated from Monash University with a degree in Business.

In 2014 Rockman was awarded an adjunct professorship by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology school of business. Rockman has two children. Rockman started his career in real estate at firms including CBRE Group before joining in the family business, Northrock Group, he worked in sales & marketing for seven years before founding Seek Communications with brothers Paul & Andrew Bassat in 1997. The idea for Seek came about when in March 1997, Paul Bassat a lawyer and trying to buy his first house, was frustrated with newspaper classifieds, he discussed with his brother Andrew, a management consultant, the idea of setting up an online real estate site and soon switched focus to online jobs. Rockman, a friend of the brothers came on board and the company launched in 1998. Rockman was in charge of Sales & Marketing at Seek. Irvin Rockman was a seed investor in Seek. In August 2003, Kerry Packer bought a 25% stake in Seek valuing the company at over $132m. Other shareholders at this time included Yahoo!, the Liberman and Besen families and several venture capital funds.

Rockman exited from the seek.com in 2005 to pursue new professional challenges and spend more time with his young family. He said. Rockman's held 11 million shares in Seek worth over $40m. James Packer said about Rockman "Matthew's persistence knocking on doors to kick-start Seek's fledging business in its earliest days is part of the company's history," Rockman joined software company Nitro PDF in 2007 as the company chairman. Although he invested in over 10 tech start-ups after Seek, this was his first hands-on role. Rockman is a keynote speaker at ICMI and Saxton. Rockman works at Square Peg Capital, is an investor in venture businesses. Rockman and his wife have a foundation where they focus on community projects, which have the ability to enhance the social sector

Bunschoten

Bunschoten is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It lies about 7 km north of Amersfoort, its territory comprises the original municipality of Bunschoten and the former municipality of Duyst, De Haar and Zevenhuizen, a part of Hoogland from 1854 until 1971. Bunschoten was first named in 1294, it was located on the border between Utrecht and Guelders, it suffered a number of times from invasions from Guelders. In 1383, the bishop of Utrecht gave Bunschoten city rights, which allowed the citizens to build an earthen wall around the town; the fortifications and a part of the town were destroyed at Christmas 1427 in a war between two rival bishops, were never rebuilt. The municipality of Bunschoten consists of the following cities, villages and/or districts: Bunschoten Spakenburg Eemdijk Zevenhuizen Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bunschoten, June 2015. Bert Groen a Dutch politician, former Mayor of Bunschoten Melis van de Groep a Dutch politician, Mayor of Bunschoten since 2006 Job Koelewijn a Dutch conceptual artist, installation artist, performance artist and photographer Gijsbert Bos a retired footballer with over 150 club caps Kevin van Diermen a Dutch professional footballer with over 200 club caps Aileen de Graaf a Dutch darts player playing in the British Darts Organisation.

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Honda CB650

The Honda CB650 is a 627 cc standard motorcycle produced from 1979 to 1985. It featured a four-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled, wet sump engine, with two valves per cylinder; the CB650 was a development of the CB550, itself derived from the earlier CB500. The CB650 was the last of Honda's successful series of air-cooled SOHC fours that began in 1969 with the Honda CB750. For cost-saving purposes, the CB650 was designed to be produced on the same production line as its CB550 predecessor, using the existing tooling; the CB650's cylinder block was a new design, but it shared the stud holes of the earlier bike, which may explain why the bike could not be a full 650cc machine. The frame was identical to that of the CB550. Handlebar levers and instruments were carried over from the earlier model; the CB650 produced a claimed 63 hp @ 9,000 rpm. In 1980, the CB650 was re-styled but there were no significant mechanical changes. After 1981, the CB650 had a modified cylinder head and new CV vacuum carburettors, the bike was now available in either Standard or custom configurations.

The latter had "cruiser" styling with a teardrop tank, chromed air-box, smaller side covers. The 1980–1982 Standard model featured 4-into-2 exhaust pipes, a black plastic headlight nacelle, wire-spoked wheels; the custom model featured 4-into-4 exhaust, Comstar wheels, a chrome headlight nacelle, in 1981, dual disc front brakes and air-assisted forks. A second generation model was produced from 1982 to 1985. In 1982, replacing the Custom, the new Nighthawk featured a re-designed tank and side covers, while the 1982 Standard model remained unchanged. In 1983, the SOHC engine was replaced by a new rubber-mounted DOHC engine featuring hydraulic valve-lash adjusters. Honda CB series