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Scandinavian Peninsula

The Scandinavian Peninsula is a peninsula of Eurasia located in Northern Europe, which comprises the mainland of Sweden, the mainland of Norway, the northwestern area of Finland. The name of the peninsula is derived from the term Scandinavia, the cultural region of Denmark and Sweden; that cultural name is in turn derived from the name of Scania, the region at the southern extremity of the peninsula, for centuries a part of Denmark, the ancestral home of the Danes, and, now part of Sweden. The derived term "Scandinavian" refers to the Germanic peoples who speak North Germanic languages, considered to be a dialect continuum derived from Old Norse; these modern North Germanic languages found in Scandinavia are Danish and Swedish. The Scandinavian Peninsula is the largest of the well-known peninsulas of Europe, with a greater area than the Balkan and Italian peninsulas. During the Ice Ages, the sea level of the Atlantic Ocean dropped so much that the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland disappeared, the countries now surrounding them, including Germany, the other Baltic countries and Scandinavia, were directly joined by land.

The largest peninsula in Europe, the Scandinavian Peninsula is 1,850 kilometres long with a width varying from 370 to 805 kilometres. The Scandinavian mountain range defines the border between Norway and Sweden; the peninsula is bordered by several bodies of water including: the Barents Sea to the north the Norwegian Sea to the west the North Sea and Baltic Sea to the south the Baltic Sea to the east. Its highest elevation was Glittertinden in Norway at 2,470 metres above sea level, but since the glacier at its summit melted, the highest elevation is at 2,469 metres at Galdhøpiggen in Norway; these mountains have the largest glacier on the mainland of Europe, Jostedalsbreen. About one quarter of the Scandinavian Peninsula lies north of the Arctic Circle, its northernmost point being at Cape Nordkyn, Norway; the climate across Scandinavia varies from tundra and subarctic in the north, with cool marine west coast climate in northwestern coastal areas reaching just north of Lofoten, to humid continental in the central portion and marine west coast in the south and southwest.

The region is rich in timber and copper with the best farmland in southern Sweden. Large petroleum and natural-gas deposits have been found off Norway's coast in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the population of the Scandinavian Peninsula is concentrated in its southern part, its agricultural region; the largest cities of the peninsula are Sweden. The Scandinavian Peninsula occupies part of the Baltic Shield, a stable and large crust segment formed of old, crystalline metamorphic rocks. Most of the soil covering this substrate was scraped by glaciers during the Ice Ages of antiquity in northern Scandinavia, where the Baltic Shield is closest to the surface of the land; as a consequence of this scouring, the elevation of the land and the cool-to-cold climate, a small percentage of its land is arable. The glaciation during the Ice Ages deepened many of the river valleys, which were invaded by the sea when the ice melted, creating the noteworthy fjords of Norway. In the southern part of the peninsula, the glaciers deposited vast numbers of terminal moraines, configuring a chaotic landscape.

These terminal moraines covered all of. Although the Baltic Shield is geologically stable and hence resistant to the influences of other neighbouring tectonic formations, the weight of nearly four kilometres of ice during the Ice Ages caused all of the Scandinavian terrain to sink; when the ice sheet disappeared, the shield rose again, a tendency that continues to this day at a rate of about one metre per century. Conversely, the southern part has tended to sink to compensate, causing flooding of the Low Countries and Denmark; the crystalline substrate of the land and absence of soil in many places have exposed mineral deposits of metal ores, such as those of iron, nickel, zinc and gold. The most valuable of these have been the deposits of iron ore in northwestern Sweden. In the 19th century these deposits prompted the building of a railway from northwestern Sweden to the Norwegian seaport of Narvik so that the iron ore could be exported by ship to places like southern Sweden, Great Britain and Belgium for smelting into iron and steel.

This railway is in a region of Norway and Sweden that otherwise does not have any railways because of the rugged terrain and fjords of that part of Scandinavia. The first recorded human presence in the southern area of the peninsula and Denmark dates from 12,000 years ago; as the ice sheets from the glaciation retreated, the climate allowed a tundra biome that attracted reindeer hunters. The climate warmed up favouring the growth of evergreen trees first and deciduous forest which brought animals like aurochs. Groups of hunter-fisher-gatherers started to inhabit the area from the Mesolithic, up to the advent of agriculture in the Neolithic; the northern and central part

Mount Pisgah, York County, Pennsylvania

Not to be confused with Mount Pisgah, Carbon County, Pennsylvania above Jim Thorpe, which terminates the northeastern end of the 12.5 mile long Pisgah Mountain in the Lehigh Valley. For the peak located in northeastern Pennsylvania's Glaciated Low Plateau region, see Mount Pisgah, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Mount Pisgah is a peak in Pennsylvania situated south-southwest of Wrightsville. Mt. Pisgah is an 865-foot piece of rising ground that overlooks the Susquehanna River south of Wrightsville, standing about 500 feet above the surrounding rural landscape and providing wide-ranging views of the lower Susquehanna Valley. Samuel S. Lewis State Park is situated on Mt. Pisgah. On clear days, visitors can see as far as Governor Dick Hill, about 18 miles away. Mt. Pisgah is named for the biblical mountain in Jordan from which Moses first saw the promised land. Mt. Pisgah's view is an excellent place to gain knowledge of some effects of geology and topography on the economic development of this part of Pennsylvania.

The landscape near Mt. Pisgah is developed on complexly folded and faulted metamorphic rocks that range in age from Precambrian to Ordovician; these metamorphic rocks were sedimentary strata such as sandstones, limestones and shales that formed in near shore and shallow marine environments. The high pressures and temperatures of a mountain-building event along with deep burial caused recrystallization of the rocks into slates and schists. Periods of folding and faulting along with erosion and intermittent uplift occurred for hundreds of millions of years to form the present landscape; the Chickies Formation, a resistant rock unit composed of quartzite, underlies Mt. Pisgah

College of Technological Sciences–Cebu

College of Technological Sciences – Cebu is a mid-sized educational institution located at Corner R. Rallos Sr. Street and N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines, it is the sister school of University of Cebu. The year 1950 marked the founding of the College of Technological Sciences, Inc.. It was housed at Doña Amparo Building at Corner Sanciangko & Junquera Sts. Cebu City. CTS offered the following courses: 1 Year - Commercial Radiotelephone Operator 2 Years - Commercial Radiotelegraph Operator 2 Years - Radio Technician 1 Year - Radio Mechanic 1 Year - Auto Mechanic On March 18, 1958 the School was organized as a stock corporation pursuant to SEC Registration No. 16461. The founders committed themselves “to organize, establish and conduct a progressive institution of learning of high academic standing which will emphasize vocational and technical knowledge.” In 1969, CTS offered the following additional courses: 1 Year - Refrigeration & Air-condition Mechanic 1 Year - Applied/Practical ElectricityCurricula of courses offered were reviewed and redirected to make them relevant and responsive to the needs of industry.

In 1973, courses offered were recognized by the Bureau of Private Schools. In 1976, pursuant to Department Order No. 23, the two-year General Radio Communication Operator course was offered to meet the international standard for overseas employment, to which the Philippines was committed under the Geneva Convention. In 1977, the Ministry of Education and Sports approved CTS application to offer a five-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering. In 1978, in answer to domestic and international shipping needs, CTS obtained approval to operate the following additional courses: 2 Years - Marine Electronic Technician 2 Years - Marine Electrical Technician 2 Years - Marine Refrigeration TechnicianThrough the difficult years, the school has never lost sight of its mandate to mold young Filipinos in the field of sciences and technology, its graduates has brought honors to their Alma Mater by topping government board exams. CTS has produced successful graduates who are now employed in the various sectors of economy, holding responsible positions in firms both public and private.

Others have gone abroad earning foreign exchange for the country. Many more shall follow in their footsteps. On June 2004 the school decided to open a new course, Bachelor of Science In Nursing they utilize the fourth floor building as the office, faculty and Simulation room; the College of Nursing open up with 38 full-time students under the nurture of Dr. Lucita B. Galarpe as the first Dean of the college of Nursing together with her was Mrs. Cecilia P. Mañalac as Associate dean of the college and Mrs. Nerenita Y. Lim as Level I adviser. Last June 2 and 3 2008 the first batch of the college of nursing had their first attempt in the Nursing Licensure Examination and Successfully the School got 80% passing rate from National 40% Passing Percentage.until now the college of Nursing continue transforming aspiring Nursing students to become Globally Competitive Nurses in the future. Today, CTS looks beyond the confines of its four walls, it has linkages with the leaders in education technology. CTS has developed linkages with industry to conform its courses to the demands of industry.

The College of Technological Sciences–Cebu as a technological institution aims to organize, establish and conduct a progressive institution of learning of a high academic standing which will emphasize vocational and technical knowledge and, to this end operate vocational and technical courses in accordance with up-to-date vocational and technical method of educational training. CTS has become one of the leaders, should maintain being on top, in technical and vocational education in the country producing quality skilled mechanics and engineering graduates who have topped and passed the National Telecommunications Commission examinations for radio operators, Professional Regulation Commission examinations for master electricians and communication engineers; these workers work abroad or in the Philippines as civil entrepreneurs. BSN ASN CPN BSECE BSIT BSIT BSCompE BSAT Associate in Electrical Engineering Associate in Electronics Engineering Associate in Communication Engineering General Radio Communication Operator Electronics Communication Technician Marine Electrical Marine Electronics Automotive Technology Digital Logic Computer Technician Electronics Technology Electrical Technology Plant Mechanic Technology Machine Shop Technology Communication Secretarial Course Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology Business Machine Electronics Technician Civil Technology Automotive Mechanic Course Diesel Mechanic Course Practical Electricity Course Electronic Serviceman in Television Receiver Electronic Serviceman in Radio Receiver Ret.

Col. Erlinda G. Oliva Dean Mrs. Armi E. Chua RLE Coordinator Mrs. Pilar P. Fernandez Academic Coordinator Mrs. Cherry P. Villaver CHN Coordinator Mrs. Joni Michelle B. Abellana Ms. Jurbren M. Empleo Mr. Joel M. Cabucos Cebu City Medical Center Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center Don Ignacio Cortes General Hospital Saint Anthony Mother and Child Hospital St. Vincent General Hospital