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HSC Manannan

HSC Manannan is a 96-metre wave-piercing high-speed catamaran car ferry built in Tasmania in 1998. After commercial service in Australia and New Zealand, she was chartered to the US military as Joint Venture. Now owned and operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, she provides a seasonal service between Douglas and Liverpool. Manannan is one of six 96-metre catamarans built by Incat of Australia, she was built as Incat 050 in 1998. Under the name Devil Cat, she operated for a short period as a commercial ferry for TT-Line. A spell followed crossing the Cook Strait as Top Cat, she was acquired by the US Navy and converted for military purposes. In 2001, she was contracted by the United States Armed Forces for a five-year, joint Army/Navy program, as Joint Venture. A flight deck was added to accommodate various US military helicopters. Joint Venture was re-configurable and could perform a variety of missions, principal among them the ability to ferry up to 325 combat personnel and 400 tons of cargo up to 3,000 nautical miles one way at speeds in excess of 40 knots.

In 2003, Joint Venture was assigned to Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa. She operated as a fast transport in support of the Combined Joint Task Force and performing a variety of tasks, such as transporting and supplying troops at high speed over long distances, operating as a mobile command centre, working close inshore, operating as a helicopter carrier. At the end of the five year charter, she was handed back to Incat in early 2006, she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register and re-listed as "IX-532". She underwent a refit and was painted in the livery of Express Ferries. Plans for her to enter service as a car and passenger ferry never materialised. On 19 May 2008, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company announced the purchase of the wave-piercing catamaran for £20 million, as the replacement for the fast craft Viking; because of its previous use, the company said it had fewer hours of service than a vessel of comparable age and was ideally suited for the planned service. She completed the 11,868 miles voyage from Hobart to Portsmouth, with most of the materials for her refit, in 27 days.

A £3 million refit, carried out by Burgess Marine in Portsmouth, provided a new aft accommodation module and the "Sky Lounge". The heavy military ramp was replaced with a new stern door and the helideck was removed. Following this, she arrived in Douglas on 11 May 2009. An open day took place at each of the company's ports and at a renaming ceremony, she was renamed after Manannán mac Lir, the Celtic god of the Irish sea. Manannan made her maiden service voyage with the Steam Packet Company on Friday 22 May 2009 on the 07:30 sailing from Douglas to Liverpool. During the winter period 2014/2015 Manannan was fitted with a removable mezzanine deck which created additional space for motorcycles during the TT and Festival of Motorcycling periods, allowing fans who have traveled as foot passengers the chance to bring their bikes. - by late March 2015, the number of motorcycles booked for the TT Festival was up 10% on the previous year. Until 2018, at 96 metres, Manannan was the largest vessel of its kind on the Irish Sea until Irish Ferries took delivery of the MV Dublin Swift.

In summer season, she operates daily sailings from Douglas to Liverpool, weekly/twice weekly sailings to Belfast and Dublin. During the winter, Manannan remains in Douglas on reserve and sails to Liverpool to have her annual overhaul before returning for the summer season. Manannan's passenger facilities are located over two decks. In April 2015 the Manannan suffered six days of cancelled sailings due to damage to its jet system caused by sea debris. All sailings between the Isle of Man and Liverpool were cancelled and passengers were transferred to sailings on the Ben-my-Chree to and from Heysham, while the P&O vessel Express was chartered for a sailing to Larne in place of a cancelled Belfast sailing. Express suffered damage while in Manx waters and P&O were forced to cancel a number of their own sailings as a result. Steam Packet boss Mark Woodward told a local newspaper that'Since 2007 there have been 17 recorded major incidents where our ships have been damaged and passengers have been inconvenienced by disrupted schedules as a result.

Mr Woodward added: ‘It should be noted that the damage was incurred seven days after the vessel recommenced seasonal operational service and just three weeks after leaving dry-dock. All of this equipment was inspected during the docking period by Steam Packet Company engineering staff, along with Classification Society Surveyors and all found to be in good order; the ferry returned to service on Saturday 11 April 2015. The estimated price of repairs was above £100,000. On 24 March 2016, the Manannan collided with the Victoria Pier in Douglas Harbour on arrival at 22:30. Five passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the following day's sailings were cancelled, with passengers being transferred to the Ben-my-Chree; the vessel suffered damage to the port side. The collision was caused by a systems control failure. List of multihulls Manannan Specifications - HSV-X1 Joint Venture

2007 Egyptian Shura Council election

Elections for the Shura Council, the upper house of the Egyptian parliament, was held in Egypt on 11 June 2007 and 18 June 2007. From a total of 264 seats 88 are up for election every three years, another 44 are appointed by the president. There were 587 candidates competing for the 88 seats in 24 provinces; the main parties running were the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The elections were being boycotted by the Nasserist Party. Egyptian media reported that 11 of the 88 seats were won uncontested by the National Democratic Party. In total, the NDP won 70 seats in the first round of the election, while one seat went to an independent and one to the National Progressive Unionist Party. Turnout was 23 per cent. Of the 16 seats determined in the second round, the NDP won 14 while independents won another two, resulting in a total of 84 for the NDP, three for independents and one for Tagammu. Violence on election day led to the death of a supporter of an independent candidate in Sharqia province after fighting with supporters of the NDP

Yoshi's Woolly World

Yoshi's Woolly World is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. The game is the seventh main entry in the Yoshi series of games, the first home console title in the series since 1997's Yoshi's Story, as well as the spiritual successor to 2010's Kirby's Epic Yarn; the game was released worldwide throughout 2015. A port for the Nintendo 3DS, known as Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, was released worldwide in early 2017. On a knitted island filled with many Yarn Yoshis of varying patterns, the evil Magikoopa Kamek turns nearly all the Yoshis into bundles of yarn for his master Baby Bowser, scattering them across different worlds. However, two Yoshis manage to avoid being transformed themselves, they set off to pursue Kamek and rescue their woolly friends. After traveling through six different worlds, Yoshi manages to storm Baby Bowser's castle; when Yoshis reach Baby Bowser, Kamek reveals that he stole the yarn so that he could use it to grow Baby Bowser to a much larger size.

After battling Baby Bowser, the Yoshis rescue their friends from Baby Bowser. Kamek and Baby Bowser crash land on the moon. Yoshi's Woolly World is a platform game. Similar to games like Good-Feel's Kirby's Epic Yarn, the game is set in a world where the characters and environment are composed of yarn and cloth. Yoshi retains much of his moveset from the Yoshi's Island series of games, including using his tongue to swallow enemies and using his flutter jump to reach high areas. Many elements such as flowers and mystery clouds return. However, unlike other games where swallowing enemies would produce eggs which Yoshi could throw, Yoshi instead produces balls of yarn; these yarn balls have various uses when thrown, such as tying up enemies or filling in certain platforms and objects. Players can gather white chicks in certain levels, which produce temporary cloud platforms when thrown; the game supports up to two players cooperatively. With both players able to swallow and throw their partners, allowing them to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.

In addition, some sections give Yoshi special transformations, such as umbrella. Throughout each level, Yoshi can pick up beads; these can support the player during a level, such as granting more powerful attacks, or the ability to recover when falling into bottomless pits. Each level contains five Flowers, five Wonder Wools, twenty Stamp Patches, which are hidden behind certain beads. Flowers increase the odds of entering a bonus game at the end of the level, collecting all Flowers within a world opens up a secret level. Finding all the Yarn Bundles within a level unlocks a new pattern of Yoshi, which players can switch to while on the overworld map. Collecting enough Stamp Patches unlocks special stamps. At any point in the game, players can toggle between Classic Mode and Mellow Mode, the latter of which gives Yoshi a pair of wings, allowing less skilled players to fly indefinitely through a stage; the game features compatibility including a unique knitted Yarn Yoshi Amiibo. Using any Yoshi Amiibo allows players to create a duplicate Yoshi during Solo Play, allowing solo players to replicate actions otherwise only available in Co-op Play.

Additionally, the Yarn Yoshi Amiibo can be used to save a design based on another character. Other compatible figures, such as Mario and Donkey Kong, can be used to unlock additional patterns based on the respective character; the game is playable with the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote, Wii Classic Controller, Wii U Pro Controller. Yoshi's Woolly World was first announced by Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata on January 23, 2013 under the tentative title Yarn Yoshi; the game was stated to be in development by Good-Feel with game designer Takashi Tezuka supervising the project. The game was absent from E3 2013, but was playable at E3 2014, where it was given a tentative release time frame of "the first half of 2015." The soundtrack was handled by Good-Feel composers Tomoya Tomita and Misaki Asada, with the exception of the main theme, written by Nintendo's Kazumi Totaka. Special editions of the game's retail release bundle the game with the knitted Yarn Yoshi Amiibo, available in one of three colors. Bundles included all three.

Players who purchased the game on the European Nintendo eShop before July 23, 2015 received a free download code for a Virtual Console version of the Nintendo DS title Yoshi Touch & Go. Yoshi's Woolly World received positive reviews, receiving an aggregated score of 78/100 on Metacritic based on 83 reviews. GameSpot's Rob Crossley gave the game a score of 6/10, saying "Some would say that gives Woolly World its inherent accessibility, in that players aren't forced to take the hard road, but if you want to be entertained, the hard road is the only real option. It is your own degree of curiosity, your compulsive nature, that will determine which route you'll take."IGN's Daniel Krupa gave the game a moderately positive review, saying "It's familiar, but the imaginative and attractive art style makes it feel fresh and appealing. Outside of those great few levels, Woolly World is a more fragmented experience. Cool mechanics are cooked up, but they're dropped into levels which never realise their full potential and fixate more on unearthing frustrating collectibles."Nintendo Life's Thomas Whitehead stated that the game featured "some of Nintendo's best co-op platforming" with "clever, witty stage design" and "gorgeous" visuals, but found that boss fights were "repetitive and disappointing".

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José María Rosa

José María Rosa known as Pepe Rosa, was an Argentine historian, one of the most notable of the Argentine nationalist revisionist historians. Rosa was born in Buenos Aires in 1906, he made studies of law, he taught history at high schools and universities. In 1938 he established in Santa Fe the Institute of Federalist studies, made studies of the history of Argentina under a revisionist viewpoint, his view of the past was used to justify critics of contemporary country, considered that there was an ongoing neglect of national authorities of national interests since the days of the May Revolution. Those viewpoints, as well as the positive image of Juan Manuel de Rosas, were shared by all revisionists, but they were divided by the rise of the peronism. Unlike Julio Irazusta, who became antiperonist, Rosa supported the government of Juan Domingo Perón, his support increased when the Revolución Libertadora made a coup against Perón, he joined the Peronist resistance. Since that point, Rosa started working in the history of the Argentine population, which he saw as revolutionary at times, but always oppressed by the higher classes.

He saw Peronism as a revolutionary movement. He supported in 1956 the failed attempt of general Valle against Aramburu. Fearing a political reaction, he moved to Uruguay and to Spain, returning in 1958, he joined the Juan Manuel de Rosas National Institute of historical investigations, being the president at many times. He was designated ambassador in Paraguay during the third government of Perón, resigning after the deat of the president and moving to Greece, he returned during the National Reorganization Process, but his books were banned and taken out of public libraries. He founded a magazine called Línea, censored many times, he died on July 2, 1991. At his request, November 20 was declared National Sovereignty Day in commemoration of the 1845 battle of Vuelta de Obligado, his ideas about the history of Argentina had prominent acceptance, they are accepted as mainstream. Más allá del código Interpretación religiosa de la historia Defensa y pérdida de nuestra independencia económica Artigas, prócer de la nacionalidad La misión García ante Lord Strangford El cóndor ciego.

Doscientos años pensando la Revolución de Mayo. Buenos Aires: Sudamericana. ISBN 978-950-07-3179-9. Jose Maria Rosa. Historia del revisionismo y otros ensayos. Editorial Merlín, Buenos Aires, 1968. Biography Argentine historian José María Rosa

Balneario El Cóndor

Balneario El Cóndor is a village and municipality in Río Negro Province in Argentina. It is located on the coast of the Río Negro Province, Argentina, on the south bank of the mouth of the Negro River in the Argentine Sea. El Cóndor is located on km 31 of Provincial Route 1 in Río Negro, on the route that begins in the provincial capital, Viedma. El Balneario is the first in a succession of beaches over 150 km in length. Following Provincial Route 1, it is located on the Camino de la Costa, so called because it goes through the various Rio Negro coastal beaches bordering the sea. Politically, El Cóndor belongs to the Adolfo Alsina Department of Río Negro Province of Argentina. El Balneario is named after a ship of Danish origin of that name, which capsized on its shores in December 1881, its occupants were housed in the only boarding place, near the site and whose inhabitants were Danes. One of the crew of the ship, named Peter Hansen Kruuse, married one of the daughters of the Dane that administered the boarding place and remained for good in Patagonia, had 13 children, one of them was the famous car racer Arturo Kruuse.

Another son, Emilio Kruuse, was the first teacher received in Patagonia. Upon arrival at km 31 of Provincial Route 1 and entering the small village by the access road which ends at the Playa Grande, to the left of its long coast is the mouth of the Negro River in the Argentine Sea, to the right, where the cliffs begin, is the oldest lighthouse in Patagonia, serving since 1887. Throughout the entire length, from the river mouth to the lighthouse, varied water and land sports are possible; the beach is of fine sand and the sea color is earthy, due to sediments from the Negro River. Like any Patagonian beach it is windy, but this is well compensated by the good temperature of its waters. At the mouth, in an area protected by dunes, lies the hamlet El Pescadero, reached by a street of the same name. Here all types of shore and board fishing are practiced, in addition to windsurfing, four tracks and others