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Sagadahoc County, Maine

Sagadahoc County is a county located in the U. S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,293, its county seat is Bath. In geographic area, it is the smallest county in Maine. Sagadahoc County is part of the Portland -- ME Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sagadahoc County was part of York and Lincoln County before being set off and incorporated in 1854; the name comes from an early name for the Kennebec River. Samuel de Champlain led the first known visit of Europeans to the region. In 1607, the English Popham Colony was established in. John Smith explored the region in 1614 and reported back to King Charles I, who named the Sagadahoc area "Leethe."When the Plymouth Council for New England was dissolved in 1635, 10,000 acres on the east side of the Kennebec River were divided up and granted to private owners. Over the years, these proprietors extended their claims through additional land grants, purchases from Native Americans, exploitation of the poorly defined boundaries of their lands.

By 1660, Englishmen held the titles to the whole of. When King Philip’s War broke out in 1675, the plundering of one house was the only hostile act in Sagadahoc County until August, 1676, at which point three settlements were attacked and 53 people taken captive by Native Americans; the region was totally abandoned by settlers, no permanent settlement was established until 1715, when Arrowsic and Brunswick were founded. Scotch-Irish Presbyterians began immigrating to the region in large numbers, though occasional violence persisted until 1759, when the French and Indian Wars ended in Maine. There were no significant conflicts in Sagadahoc during the American Revolutionary War, despite fear of attack from British cruisers. Two British armed vessels sailed up the Kennebec River toward Bath, but turned back after being attacked. In the War of 1812, the capture of HMS Boxer occurred nearby. During the Civil War the county furnished to the Union forces 2,488 men. Steam power was first used on the Kennebec as early as 1818 for propelling boats.

What became the Bath branch of the Maine Central Railroad was completed in 1849. The first newspaper was published in the county in 1820. Sagadahoc County was incorporated in 1854, with Bath as the county seat, its valuation in 1870 was $11,041,340. In 1880 it was $10,297,215; the polls in 1870 numbered 4,669, in 1880, 5,182. The population in 1870 was 18,803. In 1880 it was 19,276. From 1880 to 2000, the county's population nearly doubled to 35,214. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 370 square miles, of which 254 square miles is land and 116 square miles is water, it is the smallest county in Maine by area. Kennebec County – north Lincoln County – east Cumberland County – west Androscoggin County – northwest Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 35,214 people, 14,117 households, 9,641 families living in the county; the population density was 139 people per square mile. There were 16,489 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 96.49% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races. 1.11 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 14,117 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.70% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $41,908, the median income for a family was $49,714.

Males had a median income of $34,039 versus $24,689 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,378. About 6.90% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over. 22.0% were of English, 11.6% Irish, 11.1% French, 10.6% United States or American, 8.0% French Canadian and 7.3% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.1% spoke English and 2.2% French as their first language. According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sagadahoc County has the lowest rate of immunization of two-year-olds in the state, at 26%, only a third of the statewide average of 75% and more than 30% lower than the next lowest county in the state; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 35,293 people, 15,088 households, 9,869 families living in the county. The population density was 139.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 18,288 housing units at an average density of 72.1 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 96.2% white, 0.8% Asian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.4% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.9% were English, 16.8% were Irish, 11.8% were German, 8.1

Bangladesh School Muscat

Bangladesh School Muscat is a school for Bangladeshi nationals in Oman. The School has been established for the Bengali community children and under the sponsorship of the Embassy of Bangladesh to Sultanate of Oman with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Oman, it was founded on 3 September 1996 and Formally inaugurated on 9 November 1996. The school appointed a British national, as the first principal of School; the school has been operating within the guidelines and regulations for community schools in Sultanate of Oman. The school was founded by Late Maj. Gen Amin Ahmed Chowdhury, when he was serving as Ambassador of Bangladesh to Sultanate of Oman BSM has a football ground, cricket net and basketball court Library is stocked with reference and general reading material; the library caters for all age groups of students. Students are welcomed to render voluntary services to develop the library. Full-fledged computer labs are available with latest software and complete networking. Independent work stations are available for students.

The Art Room makes it possible to support students individually while they work in a range of mediums. BSM Students have won several prizes in inter-school competitions and their work finds pride of place in the school magazines and other in house publications. Prayer Room is kept open school hours in all days; the School has a huge playground where football and cricket inter house matches are organized throughout the year. A part of the playground has number of canopies to provide shade during events and a Basketball court where girls and boys basketball matches are organized. Earlier the school did not had grass on school football ground where many at times students used to face difficulties while playing on such a ground. In February 2017, a new Board of Directors led by Sabina Akter Majumder was appointed. In her first address to the parents, she raised the concern of School playground, she promised to fix artificial turf or carpet to resolve this issue. This initiative was delayed till March 2018 until when a Bengali Community group established in Oman called Chittagong Association or in Bengali called "Chittagong Samity" donated 10,100 Omani riyals.

The project was completed on June 2018 and the ground was formally inaugurated in October 2018, during an inter-School football tournament. The council consists of 28 members elected by the students and interviewed by the selection panel. In March 2014, A largest participation took place on the playground of Bangladesh School Muscat, where 1,300 students, 200 teachers and 200 other staff members belonging to the Bangladeshi expatriate community sang the national anthem at 9:00am, along with the entire Bangladesh and expatriate communities throughout the world. More than 1,000 students, teachers and expatriates took part in a similar programme in the branch schools throughout Oman; the singing was part of activities to celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of the Independence and National Day of the country. Bangladesh School Muscat marked the 45th National Day of Oman by organising a cultural programme; the school decorated its premises with pictures of His Majesty Sultan's and Oman's national flag, a press release said.

Iftakher ul Hasan Chowdhury, Board of Directors, Bangladesh Schools was the chief guest at the event. For the first time on February 2014, Bangladesh School Muscat held the Annual Science Fair and Exhibition in a festive environment. Students and teachers of all 12 departments of the school took part at the exhibition. Different innovative ideas and invention of the school have been presented by the concern departments; the fair obtained high appreciation of the Viewers. In September 2014, for the first time in the school's history, Usamah Zaman, an 18-year-old boy, bagged 4A* Grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry and scored full marks in 8 out of his 12 units in the GCE examinations. In the IAL examinations he scored full marks in 8 units. Students of Bangladesh School Muscat made their Alma mater proud by performing exceedingly well in the Edexcel Examinations. Grades of 63 A* and 125 A were secured in the IGCSE O Level Examinations for which 95 students appeared. In the GCE and IAL, A level and AS level examinations, 4 A* and 22 A grades were obtained in the aggregate.

Ninety-three students appeared for 94 appeared for IAL Examinations, respectively. In September 2015 examinations the IGCSE, GCE and IAL Examinations the students scored a total 61 A*s and 97 A Grades in the IGCSE O Level examinations. On an average, 99 per cent of students passed in O Levels, while 75 per cent achieved A* to C Grades. Two students of Bangladesh School Muscat have secured the first position in the Edexcel Country Ranking in Economics and Accounting respectively. Another BSM student stood second in the Edexcel World Ranking in Bengali. Twenty eight students from the school secured the top 10 Middle East ranks jointly for the June 2014 to 2015 session, his Highness Sayed Mohammed bin Salim bin Ali Al Said and chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate gave away the awards to the students on the occasion of the 45th Victory Day celebration of Bangladesh. For the first time in school's history, Shifat Hossain, earned 9 A*s in the International GCSE Examinations in June, has set a new record for the school with her score.

He took Bangla, English Language A, Physics, Human Biology, Mathematics A and Mathematics B, where she earned A*s in all subjects, the best- result of the school. Again students of Bangladesh School Muscat continued their success story in the International GCSE Examinations held in June 2017, they scored 112 A* and 174 A grades and 100 per cent of them passed in O

Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport is located in Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, about 7 miles northwest of Leeds city centre, about 9 miles from Bradford city centre. It serves Leeds and Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region including York and Wakefield, Harrogate, is the largest airport in Yorkshire; the airport was in public ownership until May 2007, when it was bought by Bridgepoint Capital for £145.5 million. Bridgepoint sold it in 2017 to AMP Capital. Leeds Bradford opened on 17 October 1931 when it was known as Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome or Yeadon Aerodrome. Used for general aviation and training purposes early on, the first scheduled flights commenced on 8 April 1935. To accommodate passenger traffic, work commenced on the first terminal in the late 1930s, although only the first wing was completed before the Second World War. British aircraft manufacturer Avro constructed a shadow factory to the north of the aerodrome in the largest free-standing structure in Europe at that time.

Avro produced around 5,515 aircraft before it closed in December 1946 and civil flights recommenced the following year. In 1965, a new runway opened. After Yeadon's terminal was destroyed in a fire, a replacement was completed in 1968. In the early 1980s, runway extensions were completed that enabled it to be classified as a regional airport. On 4 November 1984, the day a runway extension was opened, Wardair commenced transatlantic flights to Toronto, using Boeing 747s. On 2 August 1986, an Air France Concorde charter flight from Paris landed for the first time, drawing an estimated crowd of 70,000 people. More Concorde charter flights took place until 2000. In 1994, the airport's operational hour restrictions were removed, enabling flights at any time of day. Since 1996, the terminal has been expanded in the terms of size and facilities. In 2007, nearly 2.9 million passengers passed through the airport, an 88% increase in seven years and more than twice as many compared with 1997. Leeds Bradford has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for passenger transport and flight training.

The airport operates to many European destinations. It is the highest airport in England at an elevation of 681 ft. By the number of passengers handled in 2018, Leeds Bradford was the 15th busiest airport in the UK, it is a base for Eastern Airways, and Ryanair. What became Leeds Bradford Airport was built in the late 1920s and early 1930s on 60 acres of grassland next to the old Bradford to Harrogate road. On 17 October 1931, the airport, interchangeably known as Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome or Yeadon Aerodrome in its early years, was opened; the airport was operated by the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club on behalf of Leeds and Bradford Corporations. Its early operations were typified by training and general aviation flights. In 1935, the aerodrome was expanded by 35 acres; the service was extended to Edinburgh. In June 1935, Blackpool and West Coast Air Services launched a service to the Isle of Man. By 1936, the London/Yeadon/Newcastle/Edinburgh service was flying three times a week and stopped at Doncaster and continued to Aberdeen.

Seasonal flights between Yeadon and Liverpool commenced during the 1930s. To accommodate the expanding passenger numbers, work commenced on a terminal building but progress was halted after a single wing had been completed. During this time, the German zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg overflew the aerodrome and while the flight was claimed to be for publicity purposes, it was found to have been engaged in espionage. At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, all civil aviation operations were halted; the aircraft manufacturer Avro constructed a shadow factory to the north of the aerodrome to manufacture military aircraft. The factory was connected to the aerodrome by a taxiway from where the aircraft made their way to make their maiden flights; the Avro factory was camouflaged, its roof disguised as a field with dummy cattle and agricultural buildings so that from the air it resembled the surrounding fields. Large numbers of houses were constructed nearby to house the workforce; the factory, which commenced production in 1941, was the largest free-standing structure in Europe at the time.

To better accommodate the large military aircraft, improvements were made to the aerodrome including two runways, more taxiways and extra hangarage enabling Yeadon to become an important site for military test flying. About 5,515 aircraft were produced at Yeadon of the following main types: Anson, Bristol Blenheim, Lancaster bomber and the Lincoln. Decreased demand at the end of the conflict saw the factory closed in December 1946. On New Year's Day 1947, the site was handed over to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Many of the airport's original hangars remain intact. In 1947, civil flights recommenced. Local resident Geoff Rennard who had campaigned for Leeds and Bradford to have an aerodrome established an Aero Club, he was subsequently appointed airport manager. In 1953, Yeadon Aviation Ltd was formed to operate the airport and its Aero Club. In 1955, services to Belfast, Ostend, the Isle of Wight and Düsseldorf were added to Yeadon's destination list. Scheduled flights to London commenced in 1960.

In 1965, a new runway was opened and the in same year the terminal building was accid


FlowVella is an interactive presentation platform that includes an iPad/iPhone app, a Mac app and web site for viewing presentations, built first for the iPad and web. FlowVella allows users to create and share presentations through their cloud-based SaaS system. FlowVella allows embedding of text, images, PDFs, video and gallery objects in easy linkable screens, defining modern interactive presentations. FlowVella grew out of Treemo Labs. FlowVella launched as'Flowboard' on April 18, 2013 after being built for a year. FlowVella was incubated out of Treemo Labs, which had years of experience building native apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. FlowVella is an iPad app and Mac app where users create, view and share interactive presentations. Presentations are viewable on through a web-based viewer on any device or through the FlowVella native iPad app or Mac app. FlowVella has been featured by Apple in the App Store several times and included in many promotions like "@Work collaboration" and others.

Flowboard rebrands to FlowVella on December 2014 after a trademark dispute. FlowVella is an interactive presentation format where instead of single directional slides, presentations are made up of linkable screens with embeddable media and content objects. While'Flows' can be exported to PDF, they all have a web address and are meant to be viewed via a web browser or the FlowVella native applications. FlowVella uses the freemium model for its presentation apps. Free users can make 4 public presentations with limited number of screens/slides, but most features are available to try out the software. In 2016, FlowVella introduced a second paid plan called PRO which includes team sharing and newly introduced'Kiosk Mode' that launched in March of 2017. FlowVella is Mac app which has advantages over web based tools. All downloaded presentations can be viewed offline, without an Internet connection; this includes videos. For students, sales people and all users, this is important because this prevents having a presentation fail because of lack of an Internet connection.

Beyond the offline capabilities, there is a trend to build native applications versus HTML5 as noted by Facebook and LinkedIn both rebuilding their mobile apps as 100% native applications. Official website

James E. Roberts Bridge

The James E. Roberts Memorial Bridge is a 1,400 foot two-lane highway bridge on California State Highway 120, in Tuolumne County, California; the bridge spans the Tuolumne River just north of Lake Don Pedro, near the community of Chinese Camp. It opened in 1971. Named the Tuolumne River Bridge, it was renamed in 2007 in honor of James E. Roberts by legislative resolution. Roberts was the California Department of Highways project manager, his first project management assignment as a senior bridge engineer; the cost to create new highway signs was raised by private donations. Key members of the Tuolumne River Bridge project, in addition to Mr. Roberts, were Richard "Dick" Dokken, PE, as lead design engineer. Blechinger, PE, as independent design checkers. Herbert K. Jensen, PE, was Resident Engineer for Bridge Construction, John F. Harrington, PE, was assistant resident engineer; this bridge, located west of Yosemite, was necessitated by a new highway alignment the resulted from creation of the new Don Pedro Dam reservoir.

James Roberts laid out the bridge on a horizontal curve with a 1,200 foot radius curve to meet the requests of the highway engineers. Large bridges of this size were built straight, California bridges required a detailed seismic analysis. Normal weight concrete was used for foundations or bridge piers and lightweight concrete was used for the bridge deck; the superstructure was painted steel curved girders trucked into the site. The bridge had to be completed prior to the filling of the reservoir; the tallest column is about 230 feet high, so falsework for concrete superstructure was not practicable. The highway engineers requested that the bridge have a capability to be widened from 2-lanes of traffic to 4-lanes, as planning at the time assumed that a wider highway would be necessary by 1995; the columns and foundation system were thus designed to support a second superstructure. However, as of 2016, the highway and bridge remain at two lanes width, as the majority of north-south freeway traffic in central California is on I-5 or State Highway 99 in the flat Central Valley.

The nearby Highway 49 is a winding, scenic highway that follows the contours of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. The top 70 feet of the bridge columns have an equilateral triangular shape to support the four lanes of proposed superstructure; the initial 2-lanes were placed on the outside radius, so eccentric loading analysis of the columns was necessary. The foundation was excavated rock and is hexagonal in shape to stabilize the column; the column is reasonably attractive. Peter Kiewit and Sons built the bridge as general contract with a gravel access road using switchbacks into the sides of the Tuolumne River canyon walls. Custom steel column forms were manufactured at an on site concrete batch plant; the San Jose Steel Company was the steel superstructure fabricator. Pieces were brought in by truck. After column completion, steel girders were erected from the canyon floor, lifted from the cantilevered tips of the north and south girders; the bridge opened to traffic in 1971.

The designers received an AISC Medium Span Steel Bridge award in 1972 and a James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Award; the AISC jurors wrote. The clean curving superstructure and the sculptured piers are pleasing." 1. Dokken Richard A. Salveson Matthew, James E. Roberts – More than an Engineer's Engineer. ASCE Structure Magazine, Feb 2009, pp 48–49 2. Roberts, James E. Dokken Richard A. Golden Gate of the Motherload, Modern Welded Structures, Volume VI, James F. Lincoln Arc Welding, Cleveland, OH, pp A-67 to A-70. 3. AISC, AISC Prize Bridges -1972, American Institute of Steel Construction pages 8 & 9, 1972 pp 33 4. Roberts, James E. Effects of curing and falsework support periods on dead load deflections of reinforced concrete slab bridges: final report / prepared in cooperation with the U. S. Dept. of transportation, Federal Highway Administration 1972 California Department of Highways Caltrans 5. Roberts, James E. Esthetics in concrete bridge design / editors, Stewart C. Watson, M. K. Hurd. American Concrete Institute 6.

Roberts, James E. Marquez, T. Huang, C, Mangus A. Dykes, B. Marlow S. Rea1igning Ca1ifornia's 1-880 Freeway. Concrete International January 2000 pp. 22–27. 7. Roberts, James E. Maroney Brian Chapter 40 Seismic Retrofit Practice, Bridge Engineering Handbook, 1St ed. Chen, Wai-Fah, Duan Lian Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton Florida. 8. Roberts, James E. Maloney Brian, Theory of California seismic bridge design and analysis for the beginner (Division of Structures, California Dept. of Transportation. 9. Alden, Don, et al. Oral History James E Roberts, California Department of Transportation Caltrans, pp 10. Kempton, Land Richard, et al. James E. Roberts Memorial, California Department of Transportation, DVD, 59 minutes 11. Roberts, James E. 50-Years as bridge engineer History James E Roberts, California Department of Transportation, DVD, March 14, 2001 11. Wilson, Nothing Earth-Shattering –Roebling Medal, Roads & Bridges Magazine, August 2001, www. pp 24–25

L.A.D. Mita 3

The Kirigamine Mita is a training glider, seating two in tandem, designed in Japan in the early 1960s. A modified version, first flown in 1966, was produced in modest numbers; the original Mita 3 was designed and built by the Kirigamine Glider Manufacturing Co and flown in 1962. It was developed and produced in an improved version, the kai 1, by the Light Aircraft Development Co. with production taken over in turn by the Tainan Industry Co. so that the aircraft is known as the Tainan Mita 3. The kai 1 first flew in 1966; the Mita 3 is of mixed steel and wood construction covered with plywood and fabric. The shoulder wing is in three pieces, with an unswept, straight leading edge and a centre panel of constant chord. All panels are built around plywood covered single box spars; the Mita designer, Asahi Miyahara, chose a NACA series 6 airfoil, popular at the time, which aimed to optimise laminar flow. The ailerons and the rear wing surfaces are fabric covered and the outer panels are demountable for transportation, the joints covered with aluminium fairings.

The wing tips are glass-plastic mouldings. Schempp-Hirth airbrakes, located near mid-chord at the ends of the centre section, extend both above and below the wings; the fuselage of the Mita 3 is steel framed with wooden stringers, polygonal in cross-section and fabric covered apart from a glass reinforced plastic nose cone and a short GRP dorsal fairing behind the cockpit. The rear of the single piece, starboard side hinged canopy rises upwards above the rear fuselage line, allowing the instructor to be placed above the pupil pilot in the front seat, with an upper and two small side transparencies to assist his view; the fuselage tapers rearwards to the straight tapered tail surfaces. The fin is plywood skinned, with a small GRP fillet; the Mita 3 lands on a fixed, rubber sprung monowheel undercarriage and a fixed tailskid. 37 Mita 3 ka 1 aircraft had been produced by the start of 1979. Mita 3 Original aircraft designed and built by Kiriganine in 1932Mita 3 kai 1 Improved version by L. A. D. and flown including a larger cockpit with a raised rear instructor's seat.

Produced first by L. A. D. Then Tainan. Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum – L. A. D. Mita 3 ka 1 JA2091 Data from Sailplanes 1965-2000.