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Bellanca YO-50

The Bellanca YO-50 was a United States prototype observation aircraft, built for the United States Army in 1940. Typical for aircraft of its type, it was a high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage and extensive cabin glazing, its inverted "V" engine made it resemble the Fieseler Storch. Three examples were purchased for evaluation against the Stinson Ryan YO-51 Dragonfly; the Stinson won the production contract, no further YO-50s were built. Data from Plane Facts: Bellanca's "Storch"General characteristics Crew: two Length: 35 ft 2 in Wingspan: 55 ft 6 in Gross weight: 3,887 lb Powerplant: 1 × Ranger V-770-1 air-cooled inverted V12 engine, 420 hp Performance Maximum speed: 126 mph Cruise speed: 105 mph "Plane Facts: Bellanca's "Storch"". Air International. Vol. 21 no. 1. July 1981. P. 32. ISSN 0306-5634. Taylor, Michael J. H.. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. P. 150. Aerofiles.com

High Society (2018 film)

High Society is a 2018 South Korean drama film directed by Byun Hyuk. It stars Soo Ae; the film was released in South Korea on August 29, 2018. The story of a married couple, at the upper end of the social ladder; the husband is a professor at the Seoul National University, running for the National Assembly, his wife is the deputy director of and a curator at a big art gallery. Park Hae-il as Jang Tae-joon Soo Ae as Oh Soo-yeon Yoon Je-moon as Han Yong-suk Ra Mi-ran as Lee Hwa-ran Lee Jin-wook as Shin Ji-ho Han Joo-young Kim Kyu-sun Park Sung-hoon Kim Kang-woo as Baek Kwang-hyun Principal photography began on November 1, 2017. Production ended on January 11, 2018; the film was released on August 2018 in South Korea, showing at 867 screens across the country. During its opening day, the film finished second, trailing behind On Your Wedding Day by attracting 131,802 moviegoers with US$775,270 gross, it became the domestic R-rated film with the biggest opening day for 2018. However, the film dropped to third place during the weekend, finishing behind On Your Wedding Day and new release of the week Searching by attracting 291,228 moviegoers with US$2.4 million gross.

It suffer a 72.5% gross drop during its second weekend, finished at fourth place with US$643,039 from 85,522 attendance. As of September 10, 2018, the film attracted 766,031 total admission with US$5.6 million gross. High Society at HanCinema High Society on IMDb High Society at Naver

Synapta maculata

Synapta maculata, the snake sea cucumber, is a species of sea cucumber in the family Synaptidae. It is found in shallow waters in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. Sometimes growing as long as 3 m, it is one of the longest sea cucumbers in the world. S. maculata is a long, slender sea cucumber with fifteen tentacles, growing to a length of about 2 m. Although not the heaviest or bulkiest sea cucumber in the world, it is the longest, with individuals exceptionally reaching to over 3 m, its colouring is variable, being some shade of yellowish-brown with wide longitudinal stripes and patches of darker colour. The spicules are used in locomotion; the spicules are adhesive, the sea cucumber is difficult to detach from a wetsuit. The species is native to the tropical western Indo-Pacific region, it occurs at depths down to about 20 m on reefs and on soft sediments on the seabed among seagrasses and seaweeds. It can bury itself under rubble; the tentacles of Synapta maculata are used in surface feeding. They are about 2.5 cm long when extended and have a short stem and a feather-like blade with thirty to forty pairs of pinnules.

The outer surfaces of the tentacles have numerous bulges and are adhesive while the inner surfaces are smooth, with clusters of cilia on the proximal parts. The tentacles are in continuous motion; the whole process takes only a few seconds, several tentacles can deliver their loads at the same time. If the animal is disturbed, the tentacles can contract back into the pharynx, but before long they are out again, collecting more particles; the outer surface of the tentacles bears numerous vesicular cells, there are a few scattered vesicles on the body surface also. The function of these cells is unclear, but it is suggested that they may contain a noxious substance and serve a defensive function; the tentacles are vulnerable to predation by fish, but if they taste nasty, that enables the sea cucumber to spend a greater proportion of its time feeding, rather than having to keep retracting its tentacles whenever a fish approaches. There are some cup-shaped structures on the inside of the tentacles near the stem.

It is hypothesized that these are rudimentary sensory organs, able to taste the edibility of the food material that the animal is transporting to its mouth. A defensive response made by many sea cucumbers is evisceration, but in the case of S. maculata, autotomy is preferred, with large individuals dispensing with sections near the rear end while smaller individuals break into many pieces. Two unknown triterpene holostane glycosides have been isolated from S. maculata. Naturalist Gerald Durrell's 1977 observations of this creature were made when he was snorkeling in shallow water in Mauritius: "At first, I could not believe that these weird objects were alive. I thought they must be strange, dead strands of some deep-sea seaweed now washed into the shallows by the tide, to roll and undulate helplessly on the sand to the small movements of the sea. Closer inspection showed me that they were indeed unlikely though it seemed. Sinucta muculata, as this strange creature is called, is a sort of elongated tube, which sucks in water at one end and with it microscopic organisms, expels the water at the other."

Photos of Synapta maculata on Sealife Collection

William Herbert Ifould

William Herbert Ifould OBE was an Australian librarian and floriculturalist, instrumental in the development of library services in New South Wales. He was the Principal Librarian at the Public Library of New South Wales from 1912 until his retirement in 1942. William Ifould was born at One Tree Hill near Gawler, South Australia on 28 August 1877, he was Marion Burn Ifould, née Cameron. He attended the Sturt Street School and Norwood State School in Adelaide before winning a scholarship to the Adelaide Collegiate School, he attended the University of Adelaide from 1902–07. He married Carrie Eugenie Foale on 5 March 1907. William Ifould began his library career as a cadet at the Public Library and Art Gallery of South Australia in 1892, he held a number of different positions over twenty years at the Library and in 1905 was appointed Principal Librarian. He introduced the Dewey Decimal classification system to the Library, overseeing a twelve-year project reclassifying the collections. On his departure from Adelaide, Ifould gave a revealing interview to journalists from The Advertiser newspaper indicating he had experienced a challenging working relationship with the board of the Public Library and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Ifould had a lifelong interest in horticulture. He founded the National Rose Society of New South Wales in 1912, wrote a gardening column in the Evening News for many years, in his spare time developed an orange orchard at Waikerie in South Australia, he was passionate about architecture and the arts, for 39 years served as a trustee on the Board of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Ifould was active in Rotary International, representing Australia at the International Rotary Convention in St. Louis in June 1923. In 1912 the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales recommended Ifould to the Minister and he was appointed to the position of Principal Librarian of the Public Library of New South Wales a position he held from 1912 until his retirement in 1942; when Ifould took up his position at the Library, the new Mitchell Library building had opened in 1910 while the public library remained in a building on Bent Street. The poor state of the Bent Street building was noted in Library Annual Reports and debated in the local press.

As the collections grew in the 1920s the conditions at the library became crowded in both the Mitchell Wing and the Bent Street building. The Mitchell wing had been designed as the first instalment of a proposed National Library. William Ifould cultivated the interest of Sir William Dixson as a library benefactor. Dixson, a wealthy bachelor with an interest in collecting paintings, manuscripts and an extensive Australiana collection, had a long association with the Library. In 1919 Dixson wrote to Ifould, offering his pictures collection to the NSW Government if they would provide a suitable space for them to be stored and displayed. Ifould persistently advocated the completion of the library building to the government. In 1924 Ifould provided information to a Sydney Morning Herald journalist about the value of Sir William's collection and the importance of it being accepted by the Government and housed in a new wing of the Mitchell Library building. In 1925 the Library Trustees reported that work was to begin on the new sections of the library building.

Ifould oversaw the design and construction of the next stages of the Mitchell Library, the basement section to house the Country Circulation Department in 1928, the Dixson Wing which opened in 1929 and the central portion and entrance, completed in 1942 to house the general reference collection. The plans for the enlarged and remodelled central portion and north-east wing were prepared by the Government Architect, Cobden Parkes, with advice from Ifould and Nita Kibble the Principal Research Officer at the Library. Ifould was involved in the design and decoration of the Library. Ifould oversaw the establishment of the Research Department of the General Reference Library in 1919–20 as an extension of the reading room reference service creating a library service, accessible to the public, including people living in country areas not just to researchers and scholars. Ifould built the reputation of the Library as a leading institution in the Commonwealth for collecting records and documents relating to Australian history.

As Principal Librarian during World War I, William Ifould recognised the significance of the personal stories of Australian servicemen in World War I to the nation's historical record. In December 1918 he launched The European War Collecting Project. Ifould placed newspaper advertisements around Australia, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom seeking diaries, letters and related material from servicemen and their families to be deposited in the library collection. 500 diaries were collected by the Library through the campaign. There were few free public libraries available to the people of New South Wales in the early years of the twentieth century. Different types of subscription libraries, including mechanics institutes, schools of arts and some commercial lending libraries were the only option in many communities. Several municipal libraries had begun only to close down and by the 1930s there were only two free lending libraries which served the people of Broken Hill and Sydney. In 1934, at the instigation of the Australian Council for Educational Research the Carnegie Corporation of New York funded two commissioners, Ralph Munn and E. R. Pitt, to tour and inspect Australian libraries and to publish their report.

The Munn-Pitt report examined the differences between regional library networks in Australia and the United

Concerto delle menti

Concerto delle menti is a progressive rock album released in 1973 by Italian band Pholas Dactylus. It was produced by a member of the New Trolls band; the work revolves around a bizarre history rich of visionary symbolism, dealing with an apocalyptic end of Earth, full of Biblical and mythological visions. Authors like Henry Miller and Baudelaire has been cited as inspiration for the lyrics; the album is introduced by a long voice declamation. After several minutes the music evolves into a full sway with what would have a been a single suite if not to the technical limits of old LPs; the music sometimes resembles ELP's one. It includes passages of total improvisation. "Concerto delle menti - Parte 1" – 29:15 "Concerto delle menti - Parte 2" – 23:50 Paolo Carelli - voice Eleino Colladet - guitars Valentino Galbusera - keyboards Rinaldo Linati - bass Giampiero Nava - drums Maurizio Pancotti - keyboards Page at progarchives.com