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Philippine Sea

The Philippine Sea is a marginal sea east and northeast of the Philippines occupying an estimated surface area of 5 million square kilometres. The Philippine Sea Plate forms the floor of the sea, which forms a portion of the western North Pacific Ocean, it is bordered by the Philippine archipelago on the southwest. The sea has a diverse undersea relief; the floor is formed into a structural basin by a series of geologic faults and fracture zones. Island arcs, which are extended ridges protruding above the ocean surface due to plate tectonic activity in the area, enclose the Philippine Sea to the north and south; the Philippine archipelago, Ryukyu Islands, the Marianas are examples. Another prominent feature of the Philippine Sea is the presence of deep sea trenches, among them the Philippine Trench and the Mariana Trench, containing the deepest point on the planet; the Philippine Sea has the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south.

Adjacent seas include the Celebes Sea, separated by Mindanao and smaller islands to the south, the South China Sea, separated by Philippines, the East China Sea, separated by the Ryukyu Islands. The International Hydrographic Organization defines the Philippine Sea as "that area of the North Pacific Ocean off the Eastern coasts of the Philippine Islands", bounded as follows: On the west. By the eastern limits of the East Indian Archipelago, South China Sea and East China Sea. On the north. By the southeast coast of Kyushu, the southern and eastern limits of the Inland Sea and the south coast of Honshu Island. On the east. By the ridge joining Japan to the Bonin and Ladrone Islands, all these being included in the Philippine Sea. On the south. By a line joining Guam, Yap and Halmahera Islands; the Philippine Sea Plate forms the floor of the Philippine Sea. It subducts under the Philippine Mobile Belt which carries most of the Philippine archipelago and eastern Taiwan. Between the two plates is the Philippine Trench.

The Philippine Sea has a marine territorial scope of over 679,800 square kilometres, an EEZ of 2.2 million km2. Attributed to an extensive vicariance and island integrations, the Philippines contains the highest number of marine species per unit area relative to the countries within the Indo-Malay-Philippines Archipelago, has been identified as the epicenter of marine biodiversity. With its inclusion in the Coral Triangle, the Philippine Sea encompasses over 3,212 fish species, 486 coral species, 800 seaweed species, 820 benthic algae species, wherein the Verde Island Passage is dubbed as “the center of the center of marine fish biodiversity”. Within its territory, thirty-three endemic species of fish have been identified, including the blue-spotted angelfish and the sea catfish; the Philippine marine territory has become a breeding and feeding ground for endangered marine species, such as the whale shark, the dugong, the megamouth shark. The Coral Triangle, or the Indo-Malayan Triangle, is considered as the global center of marine biodiversity, its total oceanic area 2 million square kilometers.

It encompasses the tropical waters of Malaysia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The Philippines is found at the apex of the Coral Triangle, taking up 300,000 square kilometres of the Coral Triangle, with the country's coral reef area in the Coral Triangle ranging from 10,750 square kilometres to 33,500 square kilometres, which has over 500 species of scleractinian or stony corals, 12 endemic coral species have been identified here as well; the Coral Triangle houses 75% of the world's coral species, estimated to be at around 600 different species, along with over 2000 different types of reef fish. It is home to six of the world's seven species of marine turtles, namely hawksbill, leatherback, green turtle, olive ridley, sea turtle. Up until now, there is no single explanation of the diversity found in the Coral Triangle, as most researchers have attributed the diversity to geological occurrences like plate tectonics, it helps in providing and supporting the livelihoods of 120 million people, is able to provide food to the Philippine coastal communities and millions more worldwide.

The whale shark tourism in the Coral Triangle helps provide a steady source of income for the community. Apart from the Philippines, the marine sources found in the Coral Triangle have high economic value across the globe. Countries surrounding the Coral Triangle help provide their locals with technical assistance and capability to build toward conservation and sustainability for food security, livelihoods and economic development. Climate change continuously affects the coastal ecosystem found in the Coral Triangle, as it contributes to rising sea levels and ocean acidification, thus endangering marine animals like fish and turtles; this has a negative effect on local livelihoods such as fishing and tourism. Corals are not able to adapt and survive if water will keep on warming, as this makes the corals absorb more carbon dioxide, altering pH balance making it acidic; the Philippine Sea hosts an exotic marine ecosyst

Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2015 Pan American Games

Saint Kitts and Nevis competed in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada from July 10 to 26, 2015. On July 8, 2015 the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee announced a team of 8 athletes competing in 1 sport. Track and field athlete Antoine Adams was the flagbearer for the team during the opening ceremony. After winning two silver medals at the last edition of the games in 2011, the country won a solitary bronze medal through sprinter Antoine Adams in the 100 metres event; the following table lists the Saint Nevis delegation per sport and gender. The following competitors from Saint Kitts and Nevis won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded. Saint Kitts qualified eight athletes. KeyNote–Ranks given for track events are for the entire round Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target SB = Seasonal best N/A = Round not applicable for the event MenWomen Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Ludwig Hoffmann-Rumerstein

Fra' Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein is the former Grand Commander of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He was acting head of the order for some months in 2017. Hoffmann-Rumerstein is the son of Ernst Hoffmann von Rumerstein and of his wife, Baroness Pia Riccabona von Reichenfels, he was baptised with the names Ludwig Franz Xaver Irenäus Joseph Peter Raimund Maria. Hoffmann-Rumerstein studied law at the University of Innsbruck graduating in 1962, he studied philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University. After he completed his military service, he practised as a lawyer in Innsbruck from 1970 to 2002. Hoffmann-Rumerstein’s work with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta began as a volunteer. In 1968 he co-founded the Order’s Austrian volunteer corps in North Tyrol. In 1970 he joined the Order as a Knight of Devotion. From 1971 to 1979 he led the Order’s group of volunteers in Innsbruck. From 1979 to 1986 he was a member of the board of directors of the Malteser Hospitaldienst Austria. In 1984 Hoffmann-Rumerstein took.

That same year he was elected a member of the Order’s Sovereign Council. He served as Grand Commander of the Order from 1994 to 2004, he was re-elected Grand Commander in 2014. From the end of January until the end of April 2017, Hoffmann-Rumerstein was the acting head of the Order, as Lieutenant ad interim, after the resignation of Fra' Matthew Festing as Prince and Grand Master He retained this office until April 29, 2017, when the Complete Council of State elected Fra' Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto as Lieutenant of the Grand Master for a period of one year. 1989: Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver with Sash of the Republic of Austria 1990: Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1994: Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash of the Republic of Austria 1994: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1998: Order of the White Double Cross, 2nd Class, of the Republic of Slovakia 1999: Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas 2009: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary 2000: Honorary Companion with Breast Star of the National Order of Merit 2004: Decoration of Honour of the State of Tyrol 2016: Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania Grand Cross of the Order of Pope Pius IX Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour

Fog City Rollers

The Fog City Rollers is a roller derby league based in Saint John, New Brunswick. Founded in 2010, the league consists of two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues, is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association; the league was founded in February 2010 by Darla Derringer and Suzie Skinher. Their initial membership drive was successful, with more than forty women attending the first practice session; these sessions took place at the Quispamsis Arena. In September 2012, Fog City hosted the Roller Derby Association of Canada's first Atlantic Canada Roller Derby Championship, taking second place in tournament, qualifying for the following year's national championship. Fog City was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in April 2013. Fog City became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2016

This Is It (Kenny Loggins song)

"This Is It" is a song by American musician Kenny Loggins. It was released in 1979, it reached number 11 on number 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "This Is It" was successful on the Hot Soul Singles chart, reaching number 19, it was one of two entries on this chart. The song features additional vocals by Michael McDonald; the song won a Grammy Award in 1981 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. At one point in the song's evolution, its melody was underway. Loggins moved it forward after a visit to his ailing father, who had undergone a series of surgeries for vascular problems stemming from small strokes and was discouraged at the prospect of another, his perspective on the lyrics changed: "'I've got it,' I announced to Michael, it's not a love song. It's a life song." The opening of "This Is It" was used as bumper music for a local talk show hosted by Steve Edwards, which aired locally in Los Angeles on KNXT during the early 1980s NBC used the song as theme music for its coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 1980 and 1981.

Heavyweight champion Michael Spinks used the song as his entry music as he walked to the ring prior to his title bout against Mike Tyson in 1988. The match was hosted by future President Donald Trump. At the time, the match was the highest grossing fight in boxing history; the song was sampled for Nas' song, "We Will Survive" from his third studio album, I Am.... "This Is It" features prominently in the second episode of the web series Yacht Rock. It appears in the 2013 film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, it appears on "America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions" episode: the 1981 49ers on NFL Network in 2007. Stevie Holland recorded the song on her album More Than Words Can Say Josh Kaufman, a contestant sang the song on The Voice. WPVI-TV used this song as the theme for the WPVI original program of the same name. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

The Cry of Love

The Cry of Love is a posthumous album by Jimi Hendrix. It includes new material. While most of the songs were included on proposed track listings by Hendrix, the final selection was made by recording engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell, with input from manager Michael Jeffery. Hendrix and Mitchell are credited as the producers, with Jeffery as the executive producer. Released on March 5, 1971, by Reprise Records in the United States and Track Records in the United Kingdom, the album was successful on the record charts in both countries and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1998. Critics responded favorably to the album. Several of the songs on The Cry of Love were featured on other efforts to recreate the album Hendrix had been working on, including Voodoo Soup in 1995 and First Rays of the New Rising Sun in 1997; the Cry of Love featured songs Hendrix had been working on at the time of his death and was the first attempt at presenting his planned first studio recording since the breakup of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The Cry of Love is composed of songs which Hendrix recorded in 1970 at his new Electric Lady Studios in New York City with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox. About half of the album's ten songs were nearly completed with mixes prepared by Hendrix; the balance were mixed after his death. Two songs planned for The Cry of Love, "Dolly Dagger" and "Room Full of Mirrors", were instead held for the next planned Hendrix release, Rainbow Bridge; the album credits Hendrix as a producer, as well as long-time recording engineer Eddie Kramer and Mitchell, who prepared the final mixes and track selection, with input from manager Michael Jeffery. Seven of the songs on The Cry of Love were included on Voodoo Soup, the 1995 attempt by producer Alan Douglas to present Hendrix's planned album. In 1997, all were included on First Rays of the New Rising Sun, along with seven other songs, in Kramer's most realized effort to complete Hendrix's last studio album. According to music journalist Peter Doggett, the album was "accepted for years as an authentic Hendrix album rather than a posthumous compilation."

Doggett himself described The Cry of Love as "Kramer's concoction", while other music writers have identified it as being authorized or sanctioned by Hendrix himself. Music historian Martin Huxley, The Guardian's Jeremy Allen, rock music journalist Eduardo Rivadavia call it a compilation album. Guitar World journalist Alan di Perna describes it as a "half-finished studio album". In Ritchie Unterberger's opinion: "although many songs had been laid down in a state of near-completion, there's no telling what Jimi might have added, erased, or otherwise changed bearing in mind his perfectionist nature... The biggest compromise, was the decision to make the record a single disc, rather than the double LP that Hendrix had envisioned.... For these reasons, can't be considered to be the fourth studio album Hendrix would have released had he survived, whether it would have ended up being called First Rays of the Rising Sun or something else."However, Billy Cox said: "we discussed the possibility of doing a single or double LP, but it didn't make that much of a difference.

You must remember though they gave him a lot of freedom in the studio, when the record deal itself came about, he did not have the last say-so." The Cry of Love was released on March 5, 1971. The album entered Billboard's Top LP's chart in the US at number 17 on March 6and reached number three. By April, it sold 500,000 copies and in 1998, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album platinum, which indicated sales of one million copies. In the UK, it entered the UK Albums Chart on April 3. Reviewing for Rolling Stone in 1971, Lenny Kaye hailed The Cry of Love as the authentic posthumous Hendrix album, his last work, "a beautiful, poignant testimonial, a fitting coda to the career of a man, the finest electric guitarist to be produced by the Sixties, bar none"; that same year, Robert Christgau wrote in The Village Voice that the album is an "excellent testament" and may be Hendrix's best record behind Electric Ladyland because of its quality as a whole rather than its individual songs.

Years he said the album as whole is free-flowing, devoid of affectations, "warmer than the three Experience LPs", while writing in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies: It isn't just the flow—these tracks work as individual compositions, from offhand rhapsodies like "Angel" and "Night Bird Flying" through primal riffsongs like "Ezy Ryder" and "Astro Man" to inspired goofs like "My Friend" and "Belly Button Window." What a testament. In the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Colin Larkin called The Cry of Love a "fitting tribute" to Hendrix, Paul Evans wrote in The Rolling Stone Album Guide that it "showed the master, playing with Cox and Mitchell, at his most confident:'Ezy Rider' and'Angel' are the tough and tender faces of the genius at his most appealing." In 2014, VH1 deemed The Cry of Love "the greatest posthumous classic rock record of all time". That same year, it was reissued in both LP formats by Experience Hendrix. Reviewing the reissue for Classic Rock magazine, Hugh Fielder acknowledged the "glories" of