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Radrennbahn Weissensee

Radrennbahn Weissensee is a large cycling track located in the Weissensee district of Berlin. It is north of the park containing the Weisser See, it is popular for inline skating and skateboarding. During the time Radrennbahn Weissensee was part of East Berlin, it was used as a concert venue. Acts such as James Brown and ZZ Top played there, in an attempt to satisfy the musical desires of East German youth; the most known concert held there, the biggest concert in East German history, was the July 19, 1988, performance of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their Tunnel of Love Express tour. It attracted 160,000 fans and featured Springsteen introducing Bob Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom" by saying in German, "It's great to be in East Berlin. I want to tell you, I'm not here against any government. I came here to play rock-and-roll for you East Berliners in the hope that one day all the barriers will be torn down." It subsequently hosted The Rolling Stones' Urban Jungle Tour in August 1990

Human givens

This is about psychotherapy. See Human condition for the general topic. Human Givens is the name of a theory in psychotherapy formulated in the United Kingdom, first outlined by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell in the late 1990s, and amplified in the 2003 book Human Givens: A new approach to emotional health and clear thinking. The human givens organising ideas proffer a description of the nature of human beings, the'givens' of human genetic heritage and what humans need in order to be happy and healthy. Human Givens therapy seeks to use a "client's strengths to enable them to get emotional needs met", it is advertised as "drawing from the best of person-centred counselling, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoeducational approaches, interpersonal therapy, imaginal exposure and hypnotherapy". The Human Givens Institute has been accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Abraham Maslow is credited with the first prominent theory.

The precise nature of the hierarchy and the needs have subsequently been refined by modern neuroscientific and psychological research. Since Maslow's work in the middle of the twentieth century, a significant body of research has been undertaken to clarify what human beings need to be happy and healthy; the UK has contributed to the international effort, through the ground breaking Whitehall Study led by Sir Michael Marmot, which tracked the lifestyles and outcomes for large groups of British civil servants. This identified effects on mental and physical health from emotional needs being met - for instance, it showed that those with less autonomy and control over their lives, or less social support, have worse health outcomes. In the United States, the work of Martin Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania has been influential. Seligman has summarised the research to date in terms of. At the University of Rochester, contemporaries of Seligman Edward Deci and Richard Ryan have conducted original research and gathered existing evidence to develop a framework of human needs which they call self-determination theory.

This states that human beings are born with innate motivations, developed from our evolutionary past. They gather these motivational forces into three groups - autonomy and relatedness; the human givens approach uses a framework of nine needs. The human givens model proposes that human beings come into the world with a given set of innate needs, together with innate resources to support them to get those needs met. Physical needs for nutritious food, clean water and sleep are obvious, well understood, because when they are not met people die. However, the emotional needs, which the human givens approach seeks to bring to wider attention, are less obvious, less well understood, but just as important to human health. Decades of social and health psychology research now support this; the human givens approach defines nine emotional needs: Security: A sense of security. Autonomy and control: A sense of autonomy and control over what happens around and to us. Status: A sense of status - being accepted and valued in the various social groups we belong to.

Privacy: Time and space enough to reflect on and consolidate our experiences. Attention: Receiving attention from others, but giving it. Connection to the wider community: Interaction with a larger group of people and a sense of being part of the group. Intimacy: Emotional connection to other people - friendship, intimacy, fun. Competence and achievement: A sense of our own competence and achievements, that we have what it takes to meet life's demands. Meaning and purpose: Being stretched, aiming for meaningful goals, having a sense of a higher calling or serving others creates meaning and purpose; these needs map more or less well to tendencies and motivations described by other psychological evidence that compiled by Deci and Ryan at the University of Rochester. The exact categorisation of these needs, however, is not considered important. Needs can have fuzzy boundaries, as Maslow noted. What matters is a broad understanding of the scope and nature of human emotional needs and why they are so important to our physical and mental health.

Humans are a physically vulnerable species that have enjoyed amazing evolutionary success due in large part to their ability to form relationships and communities. Getting the right social and emotional input from others was, in our evolutionary past a matter of life or death. Thus, Human Givens theory states, people are genetically programmed only to be happy and healthy when these needs are met. There is evidence that these needs are consistent across cultures, therefore represent innate human requirements; the Human Givens model consists of a set of'resources' that all human beings are born with, which are used to get the innate needs met. These constitute what is termed an'inner guidance system'. Learning how to use these resources well is seen as being key to achieving, sustaining, robust bio-psycho-social health as individuals and as groups; the given resources include: Memory: The ability to develop complex long-term memory, which enables people to add to their innate knowledge and learn.

Love Bites (film)

Love Bites is a 1993 comedy film starring 1980s pop star Adam Ant, Kimberly Foster, Roger Rose and Michelle Forbes. The film was directed by Malcolm Marmorstein, who wrote the screenplay. Dwight Putnum has just asked Kendall Gordon for the 10th time to marry him, but Kendall is still unwilling to commit, she has this idea. Vampire Zachary Simms has just awakened in his coffin from a 100-year sleep in the crypt under Kendall's house and comes out through the secret door in her fireplace to face the brave, new world; when the two meet, it isn't quite love at first bite, but Zachary spends the next day in her bed anyway. This angers Dwight when he tries to put the make on Zachary, thinking the lump under the covers is Kendall, it doesn't take long before Kendall and Zachary become friends, Zachary tells her how he came to be a vampire. He was born in England in 1660 and moved to Boston in 1675. In 1688, he was bitten by a vampire named Nerissa, they lived together for 100 years before she decided to run off with a Washington politician.

Zachary pined for Nerissa for the next one hundred years and decided to sleep it off. He forgot to wake up until another one hundred years had passed. Zachary is entranced by such devices as refrigerators, electric light bulbs, cars that talk. Zachary is entranced by Kendall, before long, they are a twosome. Zachary decides to end his existence as a vampire and asks Kendall to help him in'reviving his digestive system' so that he can eat human food. Before long, Zachary is munching on pizza; when he finds that he has a blood pressure, can go outside in the daytime, drinking blood makes him gag, he proclaims himself'rehumanized.' Everything is going great, until 1) Zachary lands a job with Dwight's insurance firm, 2) Dwight hires Vinnie Helsting to do a little detective work on Zachary, 3) Nerissa shows up wanting Zachary back. Zachary starts working the night shift in the data entry department. One night he discovers $1,300,000, moving from department to department in small increments. Dwight rewards him for his find by making him an executive vice president and giving him a company car.

Within a short time, Zachary is using his bloodthirsty skills to put the bite on potential clients, proving that he can make a killing in the business. He's spending less and less time with Kendall and becoming more and more of a yuppie; when Zachary suggests to the board of directors a plan that will increase their profits 30% each year for 100 years, they make him chief executive officer of the company, which puts Dwight out of a job. While Zachary is moving up the ladder, Helsting can't find anything on him. No birth certificate, no credit cards, no paper trail, so he begins tailing Zachary wherever he goes, taking photographs, casing the house Zachary shares with Kendall. One night, when no one is home, Helsting enters the house, notices the secret door in the fireplace, discovers the crypt and Zachary's coffin. While there, he overhears Zachary's message machine taking a phone call.'Hello. I can't come to the phone right now. I'm dead.' Nerissa comes on, warning Zachary to be careful so that Dwight doesn't find out what Zachary is.

Helsting puts two and two together and figures it out... Zachary is a vampire, it looks. Dwight wants his business back. Kendall says Zachary wants him out of her life. Nerissa says that the only solution is to'revamp' him, so she gets the process started by biting him on the neck. Dwight takes back his business, setting up Zachary as a consultant with a perpetual income that will make him rich for centuries. Kendall informs Zachary that she is pregnant with his baby and agrees to allow him to'vampirize' her when the baby is old enough to understand. Nerissa agrees to become the baby's godmother and buy her pretty dresses and take her to Mets night games. Adam Ant as Zachary Simms Kimberly Foster as Kendall Gordon Roger Rose as Dwight Putnam Michelle Forbes as Nerissa Philip Bruns as Vinnie Helsting Vampire film Love Bites on the Internet Movie Database

Mission to Zyxx

Mission to Zyxx is an improvised, science fiction space opera podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Before Maximum Fun, it was on Audioboom; the show follows a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic Zyxx Quadrant of the Tremillion Sector. It parodies common science fiction tropes from franchises such as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars. At the start of Season 1, they work for the Federated Alliance, which defeated the evil Galactic Monarchy; as of 2020 there are three completed seasons, the fourth premiered February 19, 2020. On Apple Podcasts, Mission to Zyxx has a 4.9/5.0 based on 2.6K ratings. The cast of the show are veterans of writing and performing comedy, including CollegeHumor,The Good Cop, Last Week Tonight and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Co-creator Seth Lind is Director of Operations at the successful podcasts This American Life, S-Town. Shane O'Connel, the show's sound engineer and designer, has worked with Ben Harper, Half Waif, NAO.

The podcast is improvised by its comedian cast and recorded by Shane O'Connell, who performs subsequent sound design and mixing. Editing is done by Seth Lind, Alden Ford, Jeremy Bent; each week there is a special guest comedian who plays an inhabitant of the Zyxx Quadrant that encounters the crew. The guest pitches two or three episode ideas to the main cast, one is picked that fits best with the story arc of the show. Filmmaker Magazine interviewed the cast and highlighted the combination of improv comedy and longform narration as a major source of creativity and freedom for the podcast. Podcast episodes are about 30 minutes, edited down from an initial 60-90 minute recording; each episode opens with an opening crawl narration by Jeremy Crutchley. As the story progresses, the narration changes to reflect the happenings of the Zyxx Quadrant, the Tremillion Sector, the entire galaxy; the series introduction for the first season is: The period of civil war has ended. The rebels have defeated the evil Galactic Monarchy and established the harmonious Federated Alliance.

It’s less evil. Now to restore diplomatic relations between systems, the Federated Alliance has deployed teams of ambassadors throughout the galaxy; the Alliance’s newest recruit, a young farm boy named Pleck Decksetter steps aboard the starship Bargarean Jade to embark on his first diplomatic mission: a MISSION. TO. ZYXX! The show occasionally releases live episodes set in previous eras/seasons. Like many podcasts, Mission to Zyxx generates revenue through sponsored advertisements in the form of advertising breaks; this podcasts is unusual, however, as these are done by the voice actors or guests as minor characters from the show, delivered in-character. The ad breaks are canon, consistent with the show's characterizations and events delivering minor plot points or foreshadowing for the main storyline. Advertisers in the first season were MeUndies, HelloFresh, other podcasts. In the second season, frequent advertisers included ZipRecruiter, SquareSpace, VistaPrint, other podcasts. In the third season, frequent advertisers included Bombas, Tor Books,, Care/Of.

Ambassador Pleck Decksetter. A young Tellurian farm-boy from the planet Rangus VI. Security Officer Dar. Protocol and Diplomatic Relations Droid C-53. Junior Missions Operations Manager Nermut Bundaloy; the Bargarean Jade, aka Bargie. The sentient spaceship the crew calls home. Clone Light Infantry Nomadic Troopers. Clone soldiers that enforce the laws of the Federated Alliance, they are all business at first, but scratch the surface and they are catty and petty. Each CLINT hates every other CLINT and is always shit-talking the rest of them, never quite grasping that they are all exact clones; the Alliance's newest recruit is Ambassador Pleck Decksetter, a naive, gung-ho farm boy whose crew includes trusty, know-it-all droid C-53, hulking, omnisexual security officer DAR. They travel aboard the outdated, sentient starship The Bargerian Jade - aka Bargie - who has as many ex-husbands as stories about her glory days, their mission is nominally overseen by junior Missions Operation Manager Nermut Bundaloy, a striving, entry-level bureaucrat yearning for respect.

Mission to Zyxx returns after dealing a crippling blow to the Federated Alliance, Pleck Decksetter and his intrepid crew find their way to the Rebellion, where they are welcomed as emissaries with the missive: Long Live the Rebellion! With a little more experience and understanding of the Zyxx Quadrant, the crew make their way through the galaxy with help from Beano and The Space. Mission to Zyxx is back. Thanks to Beano's noble sacrifice, the Crew has survived the Battle of the Planet Crushers only to find themselves stranded on the opulent planet Holowood. Zima Warrior Pleck Decksetter, with the help of his newly found acolyte AJ, brings everyone back together, they set out to rally forces across the galaxy to face down Emperor Nermut Bundaloy, ensconced in the Zyxx Quadrant. Like Star Wars, Mission to Zyxx is a space opera. Zyxx makes several references to Star Wars, including the CLINTs and "The Space". Rather than the Force's Light and Dark sides, Zyxx has "Fresh" and "Wack," respectively.

Zyxx has Zima warriors that fight with woodsabers - analogous to Star Wars' Jedi warriors and their lightsabers. Show co-creator Alden Ford has cited the Chicago-based improv podcast Hello from the Magic Tavern

Hundred of Dudley

The Hundred of Dudley is a cadastral unit of hundred located in the Australian state of South Australia on Kangaroo Island and which covers an area of 300 square kilometres including the full extent of the Dudley Peninsula and some land to the west of the peninsula. The hundred was proclaimed by Governor Anthony Musgrave on 13 August 1874 along with its parent county, the County of Carnarvon; the hundred is reported as being named by Governor Musgrave after his father-in-law, Dudley Field, an American jurist. As of 1905, the hundred was described as follows: Both the soil and timber are good and, from Willson's orchard, apples were being picked and stored in cases betwixt layers of dry grass to preserve them from the constant attentions of the Rosella parrot... At a point between Cape Hart and False Cape the property of Mr. William Lyall is situated, its owner may be justly termed one of the hardest workers on the Island. From here a glorious view of the Southern Ocean is obtainable, with Flour Cask and Pennington Bays in the distance.

The country traversed to this point is inhabited by wild goats and wild sheep which run like wallaby through the dense thickets of scrub when disturbed. These, with iguanas lazing in the sun in the middle of our track, lent additional interest to the trip... The Dudley School on Kangaroo Island opened as ‘Hill River’ in 1880; as of 2016, the Hundred of Dudley is within the boundaries of the Kangaroo Island Council and includes the following localities: American Beach, Antechamber Bay, Baudin Beach, Brown Beach, Cuttlefish Bay, Dudley East, Dudley West, Island Beach, Kangaroo Head, Pelican Lagoon, Porky Flat, Sapphiretown and Willson River. Lands administrative divisions of South Australia Dudley


The Flowserve Corporation is an American multinational corporation and one of the largest suppliers of industrial and environmental machinery such as pumps, end face mechanical seals and services to the power, gas and other industries. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Flowserve has over 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries. Flowserve sells products and offers aftermarket services to engineering and construction firms, original equipment manufacturers and end users; the Flowserve brand name originated in 1997 with a merger of Durco International. On August 21, 2007, Flowserve Corporation was recognized by CIO magazine as one of the 2007 CIO 100 Award Honorees. Flowserve heritage dates back to the 1790 founding of Simpson & Thompson by Thomas Simpson to become Worthington Simpson Pumps, one of the companies that became part of BW/IP; the company was created in 1997 with the merger of two fluid motion and control companies: BW/IP and Durco International. Acquisitions include HydroTechnik Olomouc in 2006, Sealing Systems in 2007, Calder Ag in 2009 and Valbart Srl in 2010.

In October 2011 Flowserve acquired Lawrence Pumps Inc. In March 2013 acquired a manufacturing plant from L&T Valves situated in Maraimalainagar,Tamil Nadu. In 2015 Flowserve acquired SIHI. Flowserve comprises over 48 fluid control products, they are in alphabetical order: ACEC Centrifugal, Aldrich, Anchor Darling, Atomac, Automax, BW Seals, Byron Jackson, Calder, DuraClear, Durco, Five Star Seals, Gestra, IDP, Jeumont-Schneider, Limitorque, Logix, McCANNA/MARPAC, NAF, NAVAL, Noble Alloy, Nordstrom, PMV, Pac-Seal, Pacific Wietz, Polyvalve, Schmidt Armaturen, Serck Audco, Sier-Bath Rotary, TKL, United Centrifugal, Valtek EMA, Western Land Roller, Wilson-Snyder, Worcester Controls, Worthington. Flowserve has grown through acquisitions. 1997 - Merger of BW/IP and Durco International 1997 - Stork Engineered Pumps 2000 - Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps 2000 - Innovative Valve Technologies Inc. 2002 - Flow Control division of Invensys 2004 - Thompsons Kelly & Lewis 2005 - Interseal assets 2006 - HydroTechnik 2007 - MF Sealing Systems 2009 - Calder AG 2010 - Valbart Srl 2011 - Lawrence Pumps Inc. 2013 - Audco India Limited 2013 - Innomag Sealless Pumps 2015 - Sihi Group Oil and gas: production, pipeline, gas processing Power generation: nuclear power, combine cycle, conventional boiler, renewable water energy Chemical processing: acid transfer and chlor-alkali, polymers, slurry processing, volatile organic compounds, waste processing, auxiliary Water resources: water supply and distribution, water treatment, flood control, ground water development and irrigation, wastewater collection and treatment, snowmaking General industry: mining, primary metals and paper In July 2005, Flowserve announced a change of senior leadership.

The board of directors appointed Lewis M. Kling Chief Operating Officer, as the new president, CEO, member of the board of directors. On May 30, 2007 Kling's employment agreement was extended until February 2010, when he retired. Mark Blinn succeeded Kling as CEO, having served as Chief Financial Officer from 2004 until October 1, 2009, when he took over as CEO and vice chairman of the board. Blinn subsequently retired and was succeeded by R. Scott Rowe as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2017; as of April 2018, the board of directors comprises: Ruby R. Chandy Leif E. Darner Gayla J. Delly Roger L. Fix John R. Friedery Joseph E. Harlan Rick J. Mills David E. Roberts Sanjay Chowbey R. Scott Rowe Flowserve has five training centers, catering for students from around the world, in Irving, Texas; the learning resource center in Irving occupies 24,000 square feet with classrooms, static labs, power labs with complete pumping systems. The LRC in Italy is the most recent, opening on April 20, 2010.

To support the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, Flowserve donated $50,000 and matched up to $50,000 in employee donations to the Red Cross. On Feb 3, 2004, Flowserve announced restatement of its financial statements for aggregate estimated pretax adjustments for 2003; the restatement was $11 million. On Oct 26, 2004, Flowserve determined to restate its announced financial results for the second quarter of 2004, including certain post-closing adjustments and identified out-of-period expenses; the restatement had no impact on net cash balance. On Feb 7, 2005, Flowserve confirmed that it would restate its 2000 through first quarter 2004 financial statements, resulting from an ongoing comprehensive review of the company's accounts; the restatement reduced net income for the periods restated. List of oilfield service companies Official site Business data for Flowserve