SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine zoological park, in Orlando, Florida. It is operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; when combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and Aquatica, it forms SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, an entertainment complex consisting of the three parks and many hotels. In 2018, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 4.594 million guests, ranking it the 10th most visited amusement park in the United States. SeaWorld Orlando opened on December 15, 1973 as the third of the chain and just 2 years after Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom; this made Central Florida a multi-park vacation destination. SeaWorld was sold in 1976 to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich to Anheuser-Busch, owners of Busch Gardens, in 1989. Busch was more experienced with theme parks thus developed SeaWorld in a competitive and aggressive manner moving the park from a show based to a ride based park; the park joined in the Disneyland-started simulator ride wave in 1987 with Mission: Bermuda Triangle.
The nation's first combination roller coaster and flume ride, Journey to Atlantis, was installed in 1997. In 2000, the Kraken, a Bolliger & Mabillard floorless roller coaster, was added to the park; the flying coaster, came to the park in 2009 and won Theme Park Insider Award as the best new attraction. SeaWorld Orlando contains two sister parks. Discovery Cove opened in 2000 followed by water park Aquatica in 2009; the 2008 purchase of Anheuser-Busch by Belgian brewer InBev led to the sale of Busch's parks to a private equity firm in 2009. On February 24, 2010, during a small show at "Dine with Shamu", one of the orca whales, pulled trainer Dawn Brancheau into the water and killed her. An autopsy determined that Brancheau's death was attributed to blunt force drowning. In August 2010, the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited SeaWorld of Florida LLC for three safety violations, following the death of an animal trainer in February; the total penalty was $75,000 and SeaWorld was required to keep a barrier between its trainers and the whales during shows.
Its TurtleTrek exhibit opened in 2012 included a 360-degree, 3D dome theater for a movie. In 2013, its Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin pavilion had the nation's first trackless dark ride system. On March 27, 2019, the park reopened the Sea of Fun area as "Sesame Street Land", themed after Sesame Street. On June 1, 2019, a new roller coaster was announced through a teaser video released by SeaWorld Orlando. Details remain unclear but it is described as taking riders "to predatory heights" and experiencing "plunging thrills", while hinting at an arctic theme for the roller coaster, it is expected to open in 2020. In summer 2014, as a part of the company's 50th anniversary, SeaWorld Orlando was separated into different areas, called "seas"; each with a unique themed element. Starting at the lower center and continuing clockwise they are: Port of Entry: The main entrance of the park features a Florida-inspired theme with tropical landscaping and a large artificial freshwater marina with a Shamu-themed iconic lighthouse.
Sea of Shallows: This area showcases most of the shallow water sea animal exhibits at the park as well as the Dolphin Theater. In addition, the Manta rollercoaster travels through this section and Turtle Trek, a dome theater show reside here. All of the Key West at SeaWorld area is inside of the Sea of Shallows, it is designed to mimic the appearance of the city of Key West, Florida with architecture and landscaping reminiscent of the area. Animal exhibits in this portion of the park include cownose rays, southern stingrays, green sea turtles, hawksbill sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, greater flamingos, West Indian manatees, American alligators and brown pelicans; the stingray and dolphin habitats offer opportunities for guests to feed the animals. Sea of Legends: Journey to Atlantis, a boat ride with roller-coaster elements, bases its story from the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. Found here is Kraken, a floorless roller-coaster. Sea of Ice: Sea of Ice named Antarctica, is themed around the Antarctic continent.
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is the sole attraction in this area. The ride exits into the penguin exhibit area. Sea of Delight: Sea of Delight includes a sub-area named The Waterfront, which resembles a seaside Mediterranean village; the park's Sky Tower ride is here, it was integrated into the theme of The Waterfront village when the area opened in 2003. The only land animal show at the park, Pets Ahoy, is located here inside of the Seaport Theater. Outside of the Waterfront is where the Sea Otter Stadium viewing area stands. Sea of Mystery: The Sea of Mystery houses the Shark Encounter exhibit and the Shark's Underwater Grill, as well as the Nautilus Theater, used for seasonal shows and events, it includes the Sea Garden, a landscaped area with themed structures that are made from trash found on beaches. Mako, a Bolliger & Mabillard steel hypercoaster opened in the area on June 10, 2016, The current shark exhibit and the surrounding area has been renovated to become Shark Wreck Reef. Sea of Power: Sea of Power is host area of the SeaWorld's killer whale shows.
The Shamu Stadium is located in the center with the Wild Arctic indoor pavilion nextdoor. Wild Arctic is a combined attraction which includes a motion simulator followed by an indoor animal exhibit hosting beluga whales, Pacific walrus, harbor seals and polar bears. Shamu Stadium hosts "One Ocean" as its main show with "Shamu Celebration: Light up the Night" and "Shamu Christmas Miracles" showing seasonally. S
The Washington D. C. Temple is the 18th constructed and 16th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is located in Kensington, United States, just north of Washington, D. C. near the Capital Beltway. The temple was dedicated in 1974 after an open house that attracted over 750,000 people, including several international dignitaries; the temple was the first temple built by the church east of the Mississippi River since 1846, when the original Nauvoo Temple was dedicated. Built at a cost of about $15 million in 1968, the temple is the church's tallest, its floor area of 160,000 square feet is the third-largest among church temples. Its design emulates the Salt Lake Temple with six spires, three on each end, the building is encased in white Alabama marble, it has a visitors' center. The architecture and visible location of the temple along the Capital Beltway has made the temple a local landmark in the Washington, D. C. Metropolitan Area. Plans to build the temple were announced on November 15, 1968.
Clearing of the land started May 28, 1971. The site chosen for the temple was a 57-acre wooded hill purchased in 1962 just north of the Capital Beltway. Only 11 acres of the site was cleared to give the area a more remote feeling, it was the first LDS temple since 1846 in the United States east of the Mississippi River and remained the only LDS temple in eastern North America until the dedication of the Atlanta Georgia Temple in 1983. At the time of the temple's completion, its district included all Latter-day Saint members in 31 U. S. states and the District of Columbia, seven Canadian provinces, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic. Original cost estimates for the temple were about $15 million. Members of the church within the temple's attendance district were asked to contribute at least $4.5 million. Local members donated around $6 million for the temple's construction. At a completion ceremony the church's First Presidency buried a metal box with historical items near a corner of the temple.
During the first week of the temple open house, government officials and diplomats from around the world were taken on special tours through the temple. The open house over 750,000 people went through the temple; the high number of people that attended the open house was attributed to the large amount of coverage that the temple and church received as the temple neared completion. Articles about the temple were printed in Time, U. S. News & World Report. There was a large press conference held that introduced the temple and church president Spencer W. Kimball. Demand for tickets to the open house was high and the tickets were gone before the first day of tours. Ten dedicatory sessions were held for the Washington D. C. Temple between November 19 and 22, 1974. Over 40,000 members attended the dedicatory services. During the 5.8 magnitude 2011 Virginia earthquake on August 23, 2011, the temple sustained minor damage to some parts of the exterior. The tops of four spires were knocked off and fell to the ground, as were several pieces of marble from the building's facade.
No significant damage was reported to the neighboring visitor center. Repairs were made beginning in September of that year and no disruptions occurred in the temple's normal operating schedule. On February 23, 2017 the LDS Church announced that beginning March 2018, the temple would close for renovations that are anticipated to be completed in 2020; when the renovations are completed, a public open house will be held, followed by the temple being rededicated. On February 27, 2020, the LDS Church announced that, following anticipated completion of the renovations, a public open house is scheduled from 24 September through 31 October 2020, excluding the weekend of general conference and other Sundays during that time period; the temple is scheduled to be rededicated on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Notable presidents of the temple include Franklin D. Richards. Tingey; the Washington D. C. Temple, designed by architect Keith W. Wilcox, was built with a modern six-spire design based on the design of the Salt Lake Temple, with the three towers to the east representing the Melchizedek priesthood, the three towers to the west representing the Aaronic priesthood.
The temple was designed to be similar in style and form to the Salt Lake Temple so that it would be recognized as a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The central eastern tower reaches a height of 288 feet, the tallest of any temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; the temple has a total floor area of 160,000 square feet, making it the third-largest church temple. The temple includes fourteen sealing rooms; the Washington D. C. Temple's angel Moroni statue, which sits atop the tallest tower, weighs 2 tons; the outer walls are covered in white Alabama marble and the spires are coated in 24-carat gold. There are two large stained glass windows on the western-most spires. Although there appear to be no other windows, the marble was shaved to 0.625 inches thick over window openings, thin enough to be translucent. The temple is located in suburban Kensington, north of Washington, D. C, it is accessible from the Capital Beltway exit 33, but via the Red Line of the Washington Metro through a limited free shuttle service to an
The English Electric System 4 was a mainframe computer announced in 1965. It was derived from the RCA Spectra 70 range, itself a variant of the IBM System 360 architecture; the models in the range included the System 4-10, 4-30, 4-50, 4-70 and 4-75. ICL documentation mentions a model 4-40; this was a slugged version of the 4-50, introduced when the 4-30 was found to be underpowered and had to be withdrawn. The 4-10 was introduced as a satellite computer, but demand was low, so it was withdrawn. Only the 4-50 and 4-70, their successors, the 4-52 and 4-72, sold in any numbers. A slugged 4-72 was introduced for sale in Eastern Europe; the System 4-50 and 4-70 were intended for real-time applications, for they had four processor states, each with its own set of general-purpose registers. Although some states did not have all 16 GPRs the design avoided having to save registers when switching between processor states. At the lowest level was the user state; the instructions available in this state were the non-privileged instructions of the IBM System 360.
Intermediate levels dealt with various hardware interrupts. State P2 was the Interrupt Response State which performed tasks determined by the Interrupt Control State P3; the highest state, P4, was the emergency state, initiated in the event of a power failure or a machine check. In the case of power failure, the processor saved the volatile registers before shutting itself down in an orderly fashion; this task was completed within one millisecond from the onset of power failure and removal of power from the machine. For a machine check, an indication of the failure was given to the operator. In processor states P1 and P2, 16 GPRs were available. An interrupt status register and interrupt mask register were provided in each of the four processor states; the one set of floating-point registers was available to all processor states. Instruction times were as follows: 4-50 4-70 Add AR 5.28 1.1 A 8.88 2.1 Multiply MR 62.52 5.8 M 65.64 6.6 Divide DR 90.81 10.8 D 94.89 11.6 Floating-point instructions Add AE 19.2 3.6 AD 27.69 4.0 Multiply ME 49.42 6.2 MD 186.55 11.5 Divide DE 83.0 9.3 DD 280.27 18.6 Halve HER 6.00 1.1 HDR 8.16 1.8 The System 4 could be supplied with medium-speed or high-speed card readers.
80-column cards were read at 800 cards per minute, or at up to 1,435 cards per minute, depending on the model. 51-column cards were read at 1,820 cards per minute, again depending on the model. The high speed reader took the cards end-wise. Other peripheral devices available for the System 4 include: high-speed paper tape reader from 5, 7, or 8 channels. Tape speeds for model 4453: 150 inches/second. Model 4454 was 7-track. Removable magnetic discs were available: on Models 10 and 30, 203 cylinders, 10 surfaces per cylinder, with 2,888 bytes per track. Transfer rate was 156K bytes/second. Disc Drive Model 4425 provided 3781 data bytes per track, maximum disc capacity was 7,378,000 bytes. A variety of medium and high-speed drum printers could be supplied. Medium-speed printers printed at about 600 lines per minute using all available characters; the high-speed printers delivered 1080 lines per minute or 1000 lines per minute, printing all 64 characters per line with excellent print quality. A model delivered up to 1150 lines per minute.
When fitted with a drum having a 16-character set, the printing speed was 2,700 lines per minute. The operating system was multi-programming with a variable number of tasks. In the field, the system did not perform well on account of input data being stored on disc as 80-byte records, output as 160-byte records. In about 1971, the supplier, ICL, rewrote I/O modules to remove trailing blanks on input and output, to block to 384 bytes, which improved performance considerably; the non-privileged instruction set of the System 4-50 and 4-70 included the integer, floating-point and decimal instructions—in short, the full non-privileged instruction set of the IBM System 360, except for Test and Set. The ICL System 4-30 included the half-word instructions, LH, AH, SH, MH, divide halfword, etc. but not the fullword instructions L, A, etc. System 4 proved itself to have efficient communications and was the basis for several successful real-time processing applications; the System 4-75 was introduced in an attempt to cover the real-time/time-sharing market, but few were sold.
One System 4-75 was used at the ERCC to develop the EMAS interactive operating system. Another was used by the English Electric Computer Bureau subsidiary to develop and run the internally developed Interact 75 suite of time-sharing commercial packages for payroll and financial ledgers, but this proved unsuccessful, the project was soon closed
The Middle Class Working Families Task Force is a United States Federal Government initiative, established in 2009 via presidential memorandum. It was one of the earliest innovations of the Obama-Biden administration. Jared Bernstein was appointed the Executive Director, responsible for direct management of the project; the purpose of the task force is to empower the American middle class and to explore the vision and possibilities of green jobs. The Middle Class Working Families Task Force studies and recommends far-reaching and imaginative solutions to problems working families face; the specific goals of the Task Force are: the expansion of education and lifelong training opportunities, the improvement of work-family balance, the restoration of labor standards, the protection of middle-class and working-class family incomes, the protection of retirement security. The major early initiatives of the task force are the expansion of education and training opportunities and raising the living standards of middle-class working families in America.
One other early focus of the task force is the expansion of "green job" opportunities as a vehicle to rebuild and strengthen the middle class and, at the same time, saving billions of dollars in energy costs. The reduction of the providing load on coal-fired power plants and retro-fitting American homes and buildings to be fuel efficient should extend substantial energy savings to the entire middle class. Joseph Biden................. Chairman Jared Bernstein.............. Executive Director Hilda Solis.................. Department of Labor Shaun Donovan................ Department of Housing and Urban Development Thomas Vilsack... Department of Agriculture Steven Chu................... Department of Energy Ron Kirk..................... US Trade Representatives Arne Duncan.................. Department of Education The White House Council on Environmental Quality will play the convening and coordinating role to get agencies the help they need to identify and advance policies that will facilitate the continued growth of the energy efficiency sector, powered by private dollars.
Participating are the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy and Human Services and Urban Development, the Treasury, the General Services Administration, as well as the Directors of the National Economic Council. From the White House, the participants are the Office of Energy and Change, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality; the planned benefit of these partnerships are: the leveraging of resources to connect workers to green career pathways and sustainable employment. The task force began working in January, 2009 to highlight policies and practices to help improve the standard of living of the US middle-class, its first official meeting was on February 27, 2009 in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. The fourth was on May 26, 2009 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, CO. A June 2009 meeting took place in Perrysburg, Ohio with a topic of Promoting Manufacturing in America. In October 2009, Vice President Biden unveiled Recovery Through Retrofit, a report that builds on the foundation laid in the Recovery Act to expand green job opportunities and boost energy savings by making homes more energy efficient.
In April 2010 the MCWFTF held a meeting at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin's Luber School of Business on the topic on Wall Street reform. Green jobs - broadly defined as "related to improving the environment" - pay up to 20 percent more than other jobs, they are more union jobs and likelier to be held by men as opposed to women. Participation in the green job marketplace among minorities and city dwellers is lower than in the standard marketplace. Additionally, green jobs are domestic, cannot be shipped overseas; the White House Task Force on the Middle Class announced initiatives developed during the past year with working families around the country and at the White House. The initiatives include: increasing the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit for families making under $85,000 a year and a $1.6 billion increase in child care funding for families not yet a part of the middle class, limiting a graduate’s federal loan repayments to 10 percent of his or her income above a basic living allowance, initiating a system of workplace IRAs, requiring all employers to give the option for employees to enroll in a direct-deposit IRA, expanding tax credits to match retirement savings and enacting additional safeguards to protect retirement savings.
Expanding support for families balancing work with caring for elderly relatives. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a user friendly FAFSA form that will make it easier to apply for financial aid; the FAFSA application will be streamlined with the IRS. The new version will increase access for hundreds of thousands of students who are eligible, but do not apply for aid. Simplifying the financial aid application is a policy that emanates from meetings of the Middle Class Task Force. Kornblut, Anne E. and Anthony Faiola. "Biden to Lead Task Force on Issues of the Middle Class". The Washington Post. January 31. Sweet, Lynn. "Biden to lead White House task force on the middle class." Chicago Sun-Times. January 30. Staff writers. "Obama Creates Working Families Task Force". Political Affairs Magazine. January 31. White House. Press Release: Vice President Biden announces Middle Class Task Force. Janu
Whitmore Township is located in Macon County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,471 and it contained 1,915 housing units. Larkdale Oreana Friends Creek Township Willow Branch Township, Piatt County Oakley Township Decatur Township Hickory Point Township Maroa Township According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.9 square miles, of which 35.9 square miles is land and 1 square mile is water. US Census City-data.com Illinois State Archives
Happy Cafe is a manga series written and illustrated by Kou Matsuzuki. The series was serialized in Hakusensha Shōjo monthly magazine Hana To Yume and the serial chapters collected into fifteen Tankōbon released between July 2005 and November 2009. Publishing companies Tokyopop licensed the manga for release in America and as well Sharp Point Press in Taiwan. Takamura Uru is a naive and cheerful girl, mistaken as an elementary school student because of her short height. After her mother got remarried, she took a part-time job at a small cafe called Cafe Bonheur. There she meets co-workers Satsuki Shindou a pâtissier who smiles but is very kind and Ichirou Nishikawa who falls asleep when he's hungry. Though they're scary and weird at first glance, something inside them will change as they meet Uru and feelings of love will develop as Uru works hard to bring and show them happiness once again. Uru Takamura A 16-year-old, second-year high school student with childish looks and short height but possessing superhuman strength.
Working part-time as a waitress at Cafe Bonheur, she went to live on her own after her mother got remarried in order to give the new couple some space. She was secretly lonely and unhappy with living alone, at first considered moving back. However, after some encouraging words from Shindou, she decided to patch things up with her parents, has since kept into contact with and sustained a good relationship with them, she is naive and perky and always puts the happiness of others before her. She is unaware that many of her male friends have romantic feelings for her, she believes that a name is the second most important thing that a person has, next to their body, by their parents and must therefore be cherished. This phrase is revealed to have come from her father, shown in her flashbacks to have been a kind person who wore kimonos and was the one to have named her Uru, as he wanted her to grow up to be the type of person who could replenish anyone who felt down or drained. Though she is happy for her mother, she wonders about and longs for her father, who died when she was young.
She finds out that she is the reason behind the death of her father. She is kind of a dense girl since it took her the whole series to realize her feelings for Satsuki, because both Ichirou and Mitsuka messed with her. In the final chapter she confessed that the person she loves is in front of her, waited for him for three years. Satsuki Shindou A 20-year-old patissier who graduated from school at the age of 15, he always has a displeased yakuza look on his face. He loses his temper and is rather unsociable, he was raised by the café manager Nankichi Matsumoto after being abandoned by his mother at a young age. He is independent and shown to be scared of being alone, due to his mother's abandonment. However, he feels he has no choice but to accept that he will always be alone and thus chooses not to show his feelings or emotions to others as he does not want to burden them; as the story develops, he begins to open up due to Uru's support and her optimistic and comforting personality. He respects Nankichi and sees him as a father figure.
He does not smoke, as he had taken after Nankichi's influence. He is terrified of spiders and dislikes crowds, he loves baking. As a child, he believed. Though he always scorns at Uru and Ichirou, he is a caring person, he realized his feelings for Uru after Sou confessed to her, but still had to go to France to learn more about sweets and came back after three years. Ichirou Nishikawa An eccentric 18-year-old high school student who works as a waiter at Cafe Bonheur and the love rival of Shindou, he is referred to as a weirdo and is always seen dozing-off when hungry. The only way to wake him up is to feed him food, he tends to have a misleading way of speaking, such as when he said "Hello father-in-law" to Uru's stepfather, when he meant to say "Hello stepfather" and calling his housekeeper cocoa-san once when he wanted him to make him cocoa for him. He is repeating his third year in high school because he sleeps in most of his classes, he always shows zero interest in everything around him but he enjoys playing along with Uru and is a good artist.
His father is a doctor and his mother is a designer for children's outfits. His family has a male housekeeper, employed with his family since he was in kindergarten. In chapter 15, it is revealed that as a child, he would fall asleep at the dinner table waiting up for his parents to come home to have dinner with him. Curious as to what Ichirou's reaction would be and in order to wake him up, his mother would shove food in his mouth; because she did this for several days in a row, Ichirou's eccentric habit of falling asleep when he is hungry and waking up when he is fed developed. He has curly hair until he has it cut and has straight hair in chapter 23, he began working in Happy cafe around his first year in high school as Shindou realized his purpose in attracting female customers with his looks in exchange for a cake a day and grew to believe that Happy Cafe gave him something he wanted to do. He loves Uru so much that he still stick with her after three years. Nankichi Matsumoto The manager of Cafe Bonheur and the foster father of Shindou, mentioned throughout the manga but did not appea