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Ringworld

Ringworld is a 1970 science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe and considered a classic of science fiction literature. Ringworld tells the story of Louis Wu and his companions on a mission to the Ringworld, a rotating wheel space station, an alien construct in space 186 million miles in diameter. Niven added three sequel novels and cowrote, with Edward M. Lerner, four prequels and a final sequel. All the Ringworld novels tie into numerous other books set in Known Space. Ringworld won the Nebula Award in 1970, as well as both the Hugo Award and Locus Award in 1971. On planet Earth in 2850 AD, Louis Gridley Wu is celebrating his 200th birthday. Despite his age, Louis is in perfect physical condition, he has once again become bored with human society and is thinking about taking one of his periodic sabbaticals, alone in a spaceship far away from other people. He meets a Pierson's puppeteer, who offers him a mysterious job. Intrigued, Louis accepts. Speaker-to-Animals, a Kzin, Teela Brown, a young human woman who becomes Louis's lover join the crew.

They first go to the puppeteer home world, where they learn that the expedition's goal is to investigate the Ringworld, a gigantic artificial ring, to see if it poses any threat. The Ringworld is about one million miles wide and the diameter of Earth's orbit, encircling a sunlike star, it rotates to provide artificial gravity 99.2% as strong as Earth's from centrifugal force. The Ringworld has a habitable, flat inner surface, a breathable atmosphere and a temperature optimal for humans. Night is provided by an inner ring of shadow squares which are connected to each other by thin, ultra-strong wire; when the crew completes their mission, they will be given the starship in which they travelled to the puppeteer home world. When they reach the vicinity of the Ringworld, they are unable to contact anyone, their ship, the Lying Bastard, is disabled by the Ringworld's automated meteoroid-defense system; the damaged vessel collides with a strand of shadow-square wire and crash-lands near a huge mountain, "Fist-of-God".

Although many of the ship's systems survive intact the normal drive is destroyed leaving them unable to launch back into space where they could use the undamaged faster-than-light hyperdrive to return home. They set out to find a way to get the Lying Bastard off of the Ringworld. Using their flycycles, they try to reach the rim of the ring, where they hope to find some technology that will help them, it will take them months to cross the vast distance. When Teela develops "Plateau trance", they are forced to land. On the ground, they encounter primitive human natives who live in the crumbling ruins of a once-advanced city and think that the crew are the engineers who created the ring, whom they revere as gods; the crew is attacked. They continue their journey, during which Nessus reveals some Puppeteer secrets: they have conducted experiments on both humans and Kzinti. Speaker's outrage forces Nessus to follow them from a safe distance. In a floating building over the ruins of a city, they find a map of the Ringworld and videos of its past civilization.

While flying through a giant storm, caused by air escaping through a hole in the Ring floor due to a meteoroid impact, Teela becomes separated from the others. While Louis and Speaker search for her, their flycycles are caught by an automatic police trap designed to catch traffic offenders, they are trapped in the basement of a floating police station. Nessus enters the station to try to help them. In the station, they meet Halrloprillalar Hotrufan, a former crew member of a spaceship used for trade between the Ringworld and other inhabited worlds; when her ship returned to the Ringworld the last time, they found. The crew managed to enter the Ringworld, but some of them were killed and others suffered brain damage when the device that let them pass through the Ringworld floor failed. From her account, Louis surmises that a mold was brought back from one of the other planets by a spaceship like Prill's. Teela reaches the police station, accompanied by her new lover, a native "hero" called Seeker who helped her survive.

Based on an insight gained from studying an ancient Ringworld map, Louis comes up with a plan to get home. Teela, chooses to remain on the Ringworld with Seeker. Louis skeptical about breeding for luck, now wonders if the entire mission was caused by Teela's luck, to unite her with her true love and help her mature; the party collects one end of the shadow-square wire, snapped when the ship crashed. They travel back to their crashed ship in the floating police station, dragging the wire behind them. Louis threads it through the ship to tether it to the police station, he takes the police station up to the summit of "Fist-of-God", the enormous mountain near their crash site. The mountain had not appeared on the Ringworld map, leading Louis to conclude that it is in fact the result of a meteoroid i

Brighton Cemetery

Brighton General Cemetery is located in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield South, but takes its name from Brighton, Victoria. The Cemetery pre-dates the Caulfield Roads Board - the first official recognition of the suburb of Caulfield. Established in 1854 it became, together with St Kilda Cemetery, an alternative resting place for those who had lived south of the Yarra River. There are up 70,000 people interred, including famous Australian artists and military heroes; the first representative of the Jewish community of the Board of Trustees was Phillip Blashki. He organised the building of the Tahara house, he instigated the idea of half-graves for children, as they were expensive and child mortality was high in the 19th century. Blashki founded the Jewish burial society, Chevra Kadisha, still in existence today; the cemetery contains the war graves of 125 Commonwealth service personnel, 105 from World War I and 20 from World War II. Most are members of the Australian Armed Forces, but three served for New Zealand Army and British Army.

Some of the notable people buried there include: The Jews in Victoria in the Nineteenth Century, L. M. Goldman 1954 The enduring remnant:the first 150 years of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, 1841-1991,Joseph Aron, Judy Arndt, *Melbourne University Press, 1992 - History - 438 pages Phillip Blashki, A Victorian Patriarch, Gael R. Hammer, 1986 ISBN 0-9589451-0-1 Brighton General Cemetery http://www.brightoncemetery.com/ Brighton General Cemetery - Billion Graves

Anterior compartment syndrome

A compartment syndrome is an increased pressure within a muscular compartment that compromises the circulation to the muscles. Diffuse tightness and tenderness over the entire belly of the tibialis anterior muscle that does not respond to elevation or pain medication can be early warning signs and suggestive of Anterior Compartment Syndrome. Other common symptoms include excessive swelling that causes the skin to become hot and glossy. Pain and tenderness in both the ischemic muscles and the region supplied by the deep common fibular nerve are exhibited by patients suffering from this condition. Sensitivity to passive stretch and active contraction are common, tend to increase the symptoms. A compartment space is anatomically determined by an unyielding fascial enclosure of the muscles; the anterior compartment syndrome of the lower leg, can affect any and all four muscles of that compartment: tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, peroneus tertius. This term is mistakenly used to describe various related/proximal conditions, including Anterior Shin Splints.

It is important to distinguish between the two, as shin splints causes serious health problems, while Anterior Compartment Syndrome can lead to irreversible damage. The true compartment syndrome arises due to increased pressure within the unyielding anterior compartment of the leg; the pressure obstructs venous outflow, which causes increased pressure. The resultant ischemia leads to necrosis of the nerves; the process can begin with swelling of the tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, and/or the peroneus tertius muscles in response to strong eccentric contractions sufficient to produce postexercise soreness. If these symptoms are observed/experienced it is important to contact a physician specializing in sports medicine, a doctor of podiatric medicine, or other qualified health care professional so as to get the appropriate advice/treatment before serious damage occurs; the 5 Ps of Anterior Compartment Syndrome: Pain Pallor Paresthesia Pulselessness Paralysis The only option to treat acute compartment syndrome is surgery.

The procedure, called a fasciotomy, involves a surgeon cutting open the skin and the fascia to relieve the pressure. Options to treat chronic compartment syndrome include physiotherapy, shoe inserts, anti-inflammatory medications. ADAM Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Article, 8/3/2004

Scott Galloway

Scott Robert Galloway is an Australian professional football player who plays as a fullback for Melbourne City in the A-League. Born in Perth, Galloway played youth football for the Australian Institute of Sport before making his professional debut for Melbourne Victory in 2013, he moved to Central Coast Mariners in 2016. Galloway has made numerous appearances for Australia's under-23 sides, he played in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Galloway's father, himself a football fan, grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to Australia, where Scott was born, his first club was Gosnells City in Perth, he played in midfield before moving into the defence. He was a youth taekwondo champion. Galloway was one of three Melbourne Victory summer signings of 2013, along with Francesco Stella and Jesse Makarounas, he debuted in the Melbourne derby against crosstown rivals Melbourne Heart on 2 February 2013, a game in which they won 2-1, with goals from Archie Thompson and Mark Milligan. Galloway scored his first goal for the club in a loss to Wellington Phoenix on 2 March 2015.

On 19 October 2016, Galloway left Melbourne Victory after failing to secure regular game time at the club and joined Central Coast Mariners. He made his first appearance for the club as a substitute in a loss to Brisbane Roar three days later. In May 2017, the Mariners allowed Galloway to travel to the Netherlands for a trial with Willem II. Three days the Mariners announced that Galloway would be leaving the club, although this was said not to be directly related to his Dutch trial. Despite trialing in the Netherlands, on 29 June 2017, Galloway joined Wellington Phoenix on a one-year contract following Rado Vidošić and Darije Kalezić convincing him it would be the best place for him to develop his game. After being on trial for the club, Galloway signed for A-League side Adelaide United for the 2018–19 season, he scored his first goal for Adelaide in the first game of the 2018–19 A-League, a 1–1 draw with Sydney FC. As of 19 October 2018 Melbourne VictoryA-League Premiership: 2014–15 FFA Cup: 2016Adelaide UnitedFFA Cup: 2018 Scott Galloway profile MelbourneVictory.com.au Scott Galloway at Soccerway Scott Galloway – FIFA competition record

Nélée et Myrthis

Nélée et Myrthis is a one-act opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau in the form of an acte de ballet. Little is known about its background: the score may be incomplete and it was never staged in Rameau's lifetime; the first known performance took place at the Victoria State Opera, Australia on 22 November 1974. Nélée et Myrthis may have been intended to form part of a larger opéra-ballet to be called Les beaux jours de l'Amour; the name of the librettist is unknown but it was Rameau's frequent collaborator Louis de Cahusac. The original title is now thought to have been Mirthis; the fact that the character of Mirthis dominates the opera lends credence to this idea. Musicologists now think that Rameau intended Mirthis to be part of a multi-act opéra-ballet called Les beaux jours de l'Amour. There is some evidence this work was complete by May 1751, but for unknown reasons it was never staged; the other acts were La naissance d'Osiris and Anacréon, both premiered at Fontainebleau in October 1754. Mirthis was never performed and the score may be incomplete - the work is missing the usual dances and choruses which end Rameau's operas and there are only two instrumental movements.

If Mirthis was part of Les beaux jours de l'Amour the librettist was certainly Louis de Cahusac, the author of the remaining sections. Another point in favour of this theory is that - unusually - there is no use of the supernatural, something the libretto shares in common with Cahusac's Anacréon. Judging from crossings-out in the manuscript, the character of Nélée was named "Anacréon", suggesting that the Greek lyric poet Anacreon would have been the hero of two acts of Les beaux jours de l'Amour. There are only two instrumental movements: an Entrée de triomphe and a long chaconne, lasting 170 bars. Mirthis is the most developed character, she moves from being lighthearted and insouciant to acquiring tragic depth when she thinks that Nélée has abandoned her. The Rameau specialist Sylvie Bouissou draws attention to the aria "Malgré le penchant le plus tendre": "This air deserves special comment since Rameau here creates a fundamental antithesis between the sense of the words, vindictive in character, the expressiveness of the music, which betrays Myrthis's profoundly tender feelings for Nélée.

A dramatic disjunction of this sort would have aroused the interest of Gluck, Mozart and of Wagner." Nélée and Corinne are less substantial roles, although Cuthbert Girdlestone praises Nélée's aria "Un amant rebuté". The athlete Nélée is about to celebrate his triumph in the Argive Games, he has long been in love with the female poet Myrthis but announces he is tired of her indifference. As victor in the games, his reward is the chance to ask for anything. Myrthis believes Nélée will choose her but he tells her he has a new love, Corinne. Myrthis, who has secretly been in love with Nélée all along, is now wracked with jealousy. Nélée looks forward to his triumph. In her role as poet Myrthis is forced to lead the victory celebrations, she asks Nélée to make his choice and, to her surprise, he names her. The opera ends in celebration. Nélée et Myrthis Jérôme Correas, Agnès Mellon, Françoise Semellaz, Donatienne Michel-Dansac and Caroline Pelon, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie Bouissou, Sylvie Jean-Philippe Rameau: Musicien des lumières Bouissou, Sylvie: Booklet notes to the Christie recording Casaglia, Gherardo.

"Nelée et Myrthis, 22 November 1974". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia. Girdlestone, Jean-Philippe Rameau: His Life and Work Holden, Amanda The Viking Opera Guide Sadler, Graham The Rameau Compendium

Port of Seville

The Port of Seville is a river port in Spain, located on the lower reaches of the Guadalquivir, in the city of Seville. It is the only commercial river port in the country. In the Early Modern Period Seville was chosen by the Catholic Monarchs as head port for the transatlantic routes to the New World. Historical and political factors played into the election, but the difficulties posed by the river vis-à-vis the navigation, entailed Seville did not enjoy full exclusivity and other ports placed in locations such as Sánlucar, Cádiz or the Canary Islands continued sending ships to the New World, it is managed by the port authority of the same name. It has a dock for the Muelle de las Delicias; the dársena del Batán comprises two docks: the Centenario Dock and the Batán Norte Dock, both of them prepared for the charge and discharge of solid bulk. The Tablada dock in the Dársena de Alfonso XIII operates bulk cargo. Further dowstreams there is shipyard dock. Citations BibliographyCouceiro Martínez, Luis.

"Competitividad de un Puerto y su Relación Actual con el Sistema Portuario Español". Tecnologí@ y desarrollo. Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio. XI. ISSN 1696-8085. Pérez-Mallaína, Pablo. "Auge y decadencia del puerto de Sevilla como cabecera de las rutas indianas". Caravelle. Cahiers du monde hispanique et luso-brésilien. 69: 15–39. Doi:10.3406/carav.1997.2753