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Shire of Perry

The Shire of Perry was a local government area in the northern catchment of the Burnett River, Australia. The Shire covered an area of 2,357.7 square kilometres, existed as a local government area from 1880 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other shires to form the North Burnett Region. Its administrative centre was the town of Mount Perry; the Perry Division was one of the original divisions created under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1664. It held its first meeting on 6 March 1880. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Perry Division became the Shire of Perry on 31 March 1903. On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Perry merged with the Shires of Biggenden, Gayndah and Mundubbera to form the North Burnett Region; the Shire of Perry included the following settlement: Mount Perry 1902—1933: Robert Hodnett 1933: William John Maynard 2008: Joy JensenJoy Jensen was the last mayor of the Shire of Perry.

Despite leading the smallest of the six North Burnett councils, she won the mayoralty of the new North Burnett Region at the elections on 15 March 2008

Greenback Party

The Greenback Party was an American political party with an anti-monopoly ideology, active between 1874 and 1889. The party ran candidates in three presidential elections—in the elections of 1876, 1880, 1884, before fading away; the party's name referred to the non-gold backed paper money known as "greenbacks", issued by the North during the American Civil War and shortly afterward. The party opposed the deflationary lowering of prices paid to producers entailed by a return to a bullion-based monetary system, the policy favored by the Republican and Democratic Parties. Continued use of unbacked currency, it was believed, would better foster business and assist farmers by raising prices and making debts easier to pay. An agrarian organization associated with the policies of the Grange, from 1878 the organization took the name Greenback Labor Party and attempted to forge a farmer–labor alliance, adding industrial reforms to its agenda, such as support of the 8-hour day and opposition to the use of state or private force to suppress union strikes.

The organization faded into oblivion in the second half of the 1880s, with its basic program reborn shortly under the aegis of the People's Party known as the "Populists". During the beginning of the twentieth century, the agenda from both of these parties were accomplished, in part, by the Progressives; the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865 affected the financial system of the United States of America, creating vast new war-related expenditures while disrupting the flow of tax revenue from the Southern United States, organized as the Confederate States of America. The act of Southern secession prompted a brief and severe business panic in the North and a crisis of public confidence in the Federal government; the government's initial illusions of a quick military victory proved ephemeral and in the wake of Southern victories the federal government found it difficult to sell the government bonds necessary to finance the war effort. Two 1861 bond sales of $50 million each conducted through private banks went without a hitch, but bankers found the market for the 7.3% securities soft for a third bond issue.

A general fear arose that the country's gold supply was inadequate and that the nation would soon leave the gold standard. In December runs on deposits began in New York City, forcing banks there to disburse a substantial part of their hard metal reserves. On December 30, 1861, New York banks suspended the redemption of their banknotes with gold; this spontaneous action was followed shortly by banks in other states suspending payment on their own banknotes and the U. S. Treasury itself suspending redemption of its own Treasury notes; the gold standard was thus suspended. United States Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase had anticipated the coming financial crisis, proposing to Congress the establishment of a system of national banks, each empowered to issue banknotes backed not with gold but with federal bonds; this December 1861 proposal was ignored by Congress, which in February 1862 decided instead to pass the First Legal Tender Act, authorizing the production of not more than $150 million of these legal tender United States Notes.

Two additional issues were deemed necessary, approved in June 1862 and January 1863, so that by the end of the war some $450 million of this non-gold-backed currency was in circulation. The new United States Notes were popularly known as "greenbacks" due to the vibrant green ink used on the reverse side of the bill. A dual currency system emerged in which this fiat money circulated side by side with ostensibly gold-backed currency and gold coin, with the value of the former bearing a discount in trade; the greatest differential in value of these currencies came in 1864, when the value of a gold dollar equaled $1.85 in greenback currency. Congress enacted Treasury Secretary Chase's National Bank plan in January 1863, creating a yet another form of currency backed by government bonds rather than gold and redeemable in United States Notes; this non-gold-based currency became the functional equivalent of greenbacks in circulation, further expanding the money supply. With the production of consumer goods impacted by the conversion of factories to wartime production and the expansion of the money supply, the United States of America experienced a period of protracted inflation during the Civil War.

Between the years 1860 and 1865, the cost of living nearly doubled. As is the case in all inflationary periods, there were winners and losers created by the significant fall in currency value, with banks and creditors receiving less real value from the loans repaid by debtors. Pressure began to build in the financial industry for a rectification of the weak currency situation. A change of heads at the Treasury Department in March 1865 proved the occasion for a change of course in American monetary policy. New Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch not only declared himself sympathetic to the banking industry's desire for restoration of a gold-based currency, but he declared the resumption of gold payments to be his primary aim. In December 1865 McCulloch formally sought approval from Congress to retire the greenback currency from circulation, a necessary first step towards restoration of the gold standard. In response, Congress passed the Contraction Act, calling for the withdrawal of $10 million in United States Notes within the first 6 months and an addition $4 million per month thereafter.

Substantial contraction of the physical money supply followed. About $44 million in greenback currency was withdrawn from circulation before a recession in 1867 helped fuel opposition in Congress to the de


Foresterhill is an area in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is the site of the city's main hospitals, as well as the medical school and medical science departments of the University of Aberdeen, it is the largest hospital complex in Europe. Foresterhill is situated at the highest point in the city, a site identified by Professor Matthew Hay in 1900, he had the vision of an integrated medical campus, with a combined hospital and medical school for the City of Aberdeen. The site has its own helicopter landing site due to the hospitals' roles as tertiary hospitals for the North of Scotland and the rurality of Grampian as a catchment area, plus this is the primary emergency hospital for the offshore industries. Aberdeen Maternity Hospital Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital Institute of Applied Health Sciences Institute of Medical Sciences Medico-Chirurgical Hall Polwarth Building — main building of Aberdeen Medical School Suttie Centre — Teaching & Learning Centre Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health Blood Transfusion Centre — run by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Central Stores Complex Foresterhill Health Centre National Hyperbaric Centre Matthew Hay NHS Grampian The Robert Gordon University University of Aberdeen Map of Foresterhill, provided by NHS Grampian

Fragment crystallizable region

The fragment crystallizable region is the tail region of an antibody that interacts with cell surface receptors called Fc receptors and some proteins of the complement system. This property allows antibodies to activate the immune system. In IgG, IgA and IgD antibody isotypes, the Fc region is composed of two identical protein fragments, derived from the second and third constant domains of the antibody's two heavy chains; the Fc regions of IgGs bear a conserved N-glycosylation site. Glycosylation of the Fc fragment is essential for Fc receptor-mediated activity; the N-glycans attached to this site are predominantly core-fucosylated diantennary structures of the complex type. In addition, small amounts of these N-glycans bear bisecting GlcNAc and α-2,6 linked sialic acid residues; the other part of an antibody, called the Fab region, contains variable sections that define the specific target that the antibody can bind. By contrast, the Fc region of all antibodies in a class are the same for each species.

The Fc region is, sometimes incorrectly termed the "fragment constant region". Fc binds to various cell receptors and complement proteins. In this way, it mediates different physiological effects of antibodies. In a new development in the field of antibody-based therapeutics, the Fc region of immunoglobulins has been engineered to contain an antigen-binding site; this type of antigen-binding fragment is called Fcab. Fcab fragments can be inserted into a full immunoglobulin by swapping the Fc region, thus obtaining a bispecific antibody; these bispecific monoclonal antibodies are sometimes referred to as mAb2. Antibody Fab region Protein tag

Music in the Key of Om

Music in the Key of Om is an album by Jack DeJohnette recorded in 2003 and released on the Golden Beams label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states, "One waits in vain for something — anything — interesting to occur, but it never does. To be fair, this is meant to be background music for one's deep thoughts, but after listening to this monotonous recital straight through, one will need a different form of "healing" music to recover from the mood that it casts! For new-age music, this is dull". "Music in the Key of Om" - 60:51Recorded at Magic Moments Studio, New York in August 2003 Jack DeJohnette: synthesizer, percussion

Out on a Limb (album)

Out on a Limb is an album by composer and conductor Pete Rugolo featuring performances recorded in 1956 and released on the EmArcy label as a 12-inch LP. Tracks from this album were released in stereo on Music from Out of Space and Rugolo Meets Rhythm. All compositions by Pete Rugolo except. "Don't Play the Melody" - 2:35 "In a Modal Tone" - 2:53 "Early Duke" - 4:12 "Nancy" - 2:30 "Sunday, Monday or Always" - 3:30 "The Boy Next Door" - 4:15 "Cha-Lito Linda" - 2:30 "Ballade for Drums" - 3:25 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - 4:07 "Repetitious Riff" - 2:38Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on July 9, 1956, July 10, 1956, July 11, 1956 and October 29, 1956. Pete Rugolo - arranger, conductor Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn, Don Paladino - trumpet Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolino - trombone George Roberts - bass trombone John Cave, Vincent DeRosa - French horn Clarence Karella, Jay McAllister - tuba Harry Klee - alto saxophone, alto flute, piccolo Ronny Lang Bud Shank - alto saxophone, flute Gene Cipriano, Bob Cooper, Dave Pell - tenor saxophone Chuck Gentry, Jimmy Giuffre - baritone saxophone Russ Freeman - piano Barney Kessell, Howard Roberts - guitar Joe Mondragon - bass Shelly Manne - drums