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Roseate spoonbill

The roseate spoonbill - sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaia - is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America east of the Andes, in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, the Gulf Coast of the United States, from central Florida's Atlantic coast at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, adjoined with NASA Kennedy Space Center at least as far north as South Carolina's Huntington Beach State Park. A 2010 study of mitochondrial DNA of the spoonbills by Chesser and colleagues found that the roseate and yellow-billed spoonbills were each other's closest relatives, the two were descended from an early offshoot from the ancestors of the other four spoonbill species, they felt the genetic evidence meant it was valid to consider all six to be classified within the genus Platalea or alternatively the two placed in the monotypic genera Platibis and Ajaia, respectively. However, as the six species were so similar morphologically, keeping them within the one genus made more sense.

The roseate spoonbill is 71–86 cm long, with a 120–133 cm wingspan and a body mass of 1.2–1.8 kg. The tarsus measures 9.7–12.4 cm, the culmen measures 14.5–18 cm and the wing measures 32.3–37.5 cm and thus the legs, bill and spatulate bill all appear elongated. Adults have a bare greenish head and a white neck and breast, are otherwise a deep pink; the bill is grey. There is no significant sexual dimorphism. Like the American flamingo, their pink color is diet-derived, consisting of the carotenoid pigment canthaxanthin. Another carotenoid, can be found deposited in flight and body feathers; the colors can range from pale pink to bright magenta, depending on age, whether breeding or not, location. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched, they alternate groups of shallow wingbeats with glides. This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by swinging its bill from side to side as it walks through the water in groups; the spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs and small fish ignored by larger waders.

In the United States, a popular place to observe roseate spoonbills is "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Roseate spoonbills must compete for food with snowy egrets, great egrets, tricolored herons and American white pelicans; the roseate spoonbill nests in shrubs or trees mangroves, laying two to five eggs, which are whitish with brown markings. Immature birds have white, feathered heads, the pink of the plumage is paler; the bill is pinkish. Information about predation on adults is lacking. Nestlings are sometimes killed by turkey vultures, bald eagles and fire ants. In 2006, a 16-year-old banded bird was discovered. Field guide on Flickr "Roseate spoonbill media". Internet Bird Collection. Roseate spoonbill photo gallery at VIREO Roseate spoonbill species account at Neotropical Birds Species account – Cornell Lab of Ornithology Interactive range map of Platalea ajaja at IUCN Red List maps

Made in Sheffield (album)

Made in Sheffield is a 2008 album by Tony Christie, released on 10 November 2008. After hearing the song "Coles Corner" by Richard Hawley on the radio, Christie suggested that it was the type of production he should be striving for. Christie asked Hawley to be producer for a new version of the track. Hawley had sent him the album Coles Corner on its release in 2005 and agreed to produce a whole album with his co-producer Colin Elliott at their Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield; the recording project developed into a concept that the album should only feature songs written by Sheffield’s own songwriters, new songs by Tony himself. Amongst those involved were the Arctic Monkeys who supplied the album's opener "Only Ones Who Know", Jarvis Cocker, a stripped down piano and trumpet reworking of The Human League's synthpop classic "Louise" and a reworking of "Coles Corner" by Richard Hawley. Involved were lesser known city songwriters Martin Bragger who contributes two songs and Sara Jay and Mark Sheridan.

Tony Christie said of the project "We are a proud community and the artists that have hailed from Sheffield are some of the most exciting and successful UK artists in pop history. I wanted to celebrate our culture."The album was positively received on release including the NME, The Observer and The Guardian. The NME in particular labelled it as an'unexpected delight and genuinely great record' and gave the album 7/10; the Guardian gave the album 4/5 labelling it'a beautifully crafted album'. MusicOMH described it as a'quite dignified record'


Pauahi was a member of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii in the House of Kamehameha. Referred as Pauahi in her lifetime, she is referred to as Kalanipauahi or Kalani Pauahi to differentiate her from her niece and namesake Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Pauahi was born circa 1804, her mother was Keouawahine, daughter of Kauhiwawaeono of Maui by his wife, chiefess Loe-wahine, who in turn was daughter of Kameʻeiamoku. Her father was the High Chief Pauli Kaʻōleiokū; the name Pauahi originated in an incident. By an accidental explosion of gunpowder she narrowly escaped being burned to death. Five men were killed in the catastrophe, her mother house was burned to the ground, she was badly injured. In commemorating her escape she was given the name, compose of two Hawaiian words, pau, "finished", or "completed" and ahi, "fire", translated, means, "the fire is out", she married her uncle Kamehameha II as one of his five consorts. Kamehameha II was a younger son of Kamehameha I so Pauahi was only seven years younger than her uncle.

During the accession of Kamehameha II, Pauahi commemorated the fire incident of her childhood by descending from the couch in which she had been borne in the procession, setting it on fire with all the elaborate decorations. Her attendants imitating her example and cast clothing, both traditional tapa cloth, costly foreign cloth, into the flames, her first husband Kamehameha II died in London in 1824 and she became Queen dowager like all his other wives at a young age. She remarried to Prince Kahalaiʻa Luanuʻu, her second husband was Governor of Kauaʻi island, a nephew of king Kamehameha I, being the only son of the king's brother Kalaʻimamahu and his wife Kahakuhaʻakoʻi Wahinepio. She soon remarried on November 28, 1825 her third husband, Mataio Kekūanāoʻa, her daughter Ruth Keʻelikōlani was born June 17, 1826, after she had been married to Kekūanāoʻa for only seven months. Her daughter's unorthodox birth was a reason Keʻelikōlani was regarded somewhat outside the legitimate Hawaiian nobility.

Her daughter's claim to royal heritage was because she herself was a member of the House of Kamehameha, Hawaiian culture valued royal blood in a mother more than that of a father. Pauahi died giving birth to Keʻelikōlani, although the cause was said to have been a flu type of illness which killed many people in 1826. Kamehameha family tree

Stari Grad, Novi Sad

Stari Grad is an urban neighborhood of the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is the main part of Novi Sad, it is known as City Centre. In the Serbian language, the name "Stari Grad" means "Old Town"; the eastern borders of Stari Grad are Kej žrtava racije and Beogradski kej, the southern border is Bulevar Cara Lazara, the western border is Bulevar oslobođenja, the north-western borders are Jevrejska ulica, Šafarikova ulica, Ulica Jovana Subotića, Temerinska ulica, the northern borders are Ulica Miloša Bajića, Trg Republike, Daničićeva ulica, Ulica Zlatne grede, Pašićeva ulica, Ulica Matice srpske, Sterijina ulica, Ulica Hadži Svetića. The neighbouring settlements are: Podbara in the north, Salajka and Grbavica in the west, Liman in the south. In the east of the settlement is the river Danube. Stari Grad is divided into the Old Centre and the New Centre, the border between these two parts of the settlement is Bulevar Mihajla Pupina; the Old Centre is located on the northern side of this Boulevard, while the New Centre is located on the southern side.

One of the oldests parks in town, the Danube Park, is located in Stari Grad. In the medieval period, a settlement named. Between 1980 and 1989, Stari Grad was one of the seven municipalities of Novi Sad City; the municipality included the city quarter of Stari Grad, part of Rotkvarija, part of Liman. Some of the important buildings located in Stari Grad are: City Hall, Bishop's Palace, White Banovina, Spens Sports Center, Vojvodina football stadium. A churches located in Stari Grad: Catholic Cathedral, Minster Orthodox Church, Nikolajevska Orthodox Church, Uspenska Orthodox Church, Greek-Catholic Church. Important institutions located in Stari Grad: Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Matica Srpska, Library of Matica Srpska, Gallery of Matica Srpska, Serbian National Theatre, The Theatre of Young, Museum of Vojvodina, Archive of Vojvodina, Novi Sad Open University, Offset of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art, Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts, People's Library, Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, Novi Sad Television, Novi Sad Radio.

Jovan Mirosavljević, Brevijar ulica Novog Sada 1745-2001, Novi Sad, 2002. Zoran Rapajić, Novi Sad bez tajni, Beograd, 2002. Neighborhoods of Novi Sad Detailed map of Novi Sad and Stari Grad Map of Novi Sad Mapa Novog Sada

Yeoman plotter

The Yeoman Plotter was a plotter used on ships and boats to transfer GPS coordinates or RADAR echo locations onto a paper navigation chart and to read coordinates from the chart. It was manufactured from 1985 to 2014/2015 and was an intermediary step between traditional paper chart navigation and full electronic chart displays, it was easy to understand for people that were accustomed to paper charts and much cheaper than electronic chart displays available at the time. The continuing fall in prices of electronic chart displays, their increase in functionality such as radar overlay and the advent of cheap tablets made the Yeoman plotter uncompetitive; the plotter consists of a plotting surface impregnated with fine wires and a moveable "mouse" containing a sensing ring. The mouse's location on the surface can be electronically sensed. To use the plotter, a conventional paper chart is first fixed in position on the surface, it is "registered" - the mouse is placed over three known points on the chart and a button pressed at each.

Knowing the location on the surface of these points, the system can interpolate the mouse's position anywhere on the chart. In the 1990s charts in some countries had plotter reference points printed on them, the coordinates of these points were pre-programmed in the Yeoman unit. Other charts needed. Although the device can provide some useful data on its own, in practice it is invariably linked to a source of position data such as GPS; this enables many useful features, the most important of, the fixing on the chart of the vessel's current position. In position mode, four illuminated arrows around a transparent area on the mouse are used; the device is pushed across the chart, following the arrows, until all four of them are extinguished. This indicates. After a couple of goes, this procedure becomes instinctive and fast; the mouse can be used to obtain the range and bearing from the vessel's current position to any other object by placing it over that object on the chart and reading the figures from the display.

If a suitable radar is fitted it can be combined with the Yeoman plotter for navigation in poor visibility. In one mode, the position of the mouse on the chart is reflected in a cursor on the radar display - the mouse can be placed over a charted object to identify its echo on the radar, useful for objects whose reflection may not be obvious. A position from the radar screen can be sent to the Yeoman - the mouse is moved by hand following the illuminated arrows as for plotting a fix, is guided to the location of the radar return; the way in which the Yeoman plotter combines speedy GPS position fixing with a paper chart is cited as a benefit for two principal reasons. The first is one of safety and reliability - the best marine electronics fail from time to time, if the boat's electronic instruments should cease to work a recent pencil plot on a paper chart becomes valuable; because such a fix can be made on a Yeoman in around two seconds, it is to be updated far more frequently. The fact that the correct chart is guaranteed to be on board, up to date, open on the chart table ready for reversion to traditional navigation is an aspect to consider as video chart plotters become more used.

The second benefit of the Yeoman plotter over an electronic chart display is cited less but to most of its users is the more important - they find it easier to use. While video plotter technology is improving every year, they still must display their charts on small screens, with input via a single small joystick and a few buttons. By contrast, a printed chart on a Yeoman Navigator provides a 35-inch "display" at high resolution, that one can draw on, make notes upon, use for traditional operations with dividers and rulers, combined with instant position fixes and range-and-bearing information from the Yeoman mouse; this mixing of technology and traditional techniques was quite effective. Yeoman made four versions of their plotter for different situations: Maxi Designed to be installed on the bridge of large ships, this is a self-contained chart table up to A0 in size. Navigator Regarded as the "normal" Yeoman, this is a 28"x21" pad of mousemat-like material, with a control box attached in one corner and six separate clips to secure the chart or the chart can be alternatively be secured using an option called the ClearView, a transparent flexible screen under which the chart is inserted.

This plotter is designed to be used on the chart table of a yacht, connected to the vessel's GPS system. It can in fact be built into the table. Compact For the smaller chart table measuring 24" x 20" which has all the same features as the Navigator Sport A portable version of the Yeoman designed to be used in the cockpit of yachts or in open boats, it incorporated a waterproof cover for the velcro straps to hold it in place. The manufacturing rights for Yeoman Plotters were purchased by Precision Navigation Ltd in 2004 and production has been relocated to East Anglia. In 2014 the ownership of Precision Navigation transferred to Charity & Taylor and production ceased. Breton plotter Yeoman Sport U

Tabloid Magazine (song)

"Tabloid Magazine" was the second single taken from Australian rock group, The Living End's third studio album, Modern ARTillery. It was released in February 2004, spending 4 weeks in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and peaking at No. 57. It appeared at No 66 on Triple J's Hottest 100 poll for 2003. "Tabloid Magazine" was the first single to be released from the album in the UK. It features a live version of the classic "All Torn Down", plus acoustic versions of "Who's Gonna Save Us?" and "What Would You Do?" and a unreleased track, "No Reaction". On the title track frontman Chris Cheney writes, "I have a weak spot for these mags. I am fascinated at the social preoccupation with reading about other people’s lives, they become difficult to put down. I think it has a new wave kinda edge"; the video was directed by Todd Sheldrick, filmed in Sydney during the band's national Modern Artillery tour in 2003. Band membersChris Cheney – vocals, guitar Andy Strachandrums Scott Owen – double bass, backing vocalsRecording processProducer – Mark Trombino Engineer – Mark Tromino Assistant engineer – Dean Nelson, Jason Cupp MasteringBrian Gardner Mixing – Mark Trombino Studios – Ocean Studios, California Mixing studios – Extasy South, CaliforniaArt worksArt Direction - Richard Goodheart Photography – Matthew Welch Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics