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Somethingroyal

Somethingroyal was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known as the dam of U. S. Triple Crown champion and Hall of Fame inductee Secretariat, she produced three other stakes winners and was named the 1973 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year. Somethingroyal was bred in Virginia by her owner Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stud, her sire was Princequillo, an Irish-bred horse who had a reputation as a "plodder" because his major victories came in long distance races. Princequillo soon proved himself an outstanding sire, known for transmitting his stamina. Somethingroyal's dam Imperatrice was a stakes winning mare, bought by Chenery at a dispersal sale in 1947 for $30,000. Imperatrice was the dam of six stakes winners but is now best known for producing Somethingroyal, who raced only once, finishing unplaced. Somethingroyal was named the 1973 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year when at age 18 she became the oldest mare to foal an American Triple Crown winner, Secretariat, she had established herself as a "blue hen", having produced several stakes-winning and stakes-placed horses.

Her most important foals included: Cherryville – sired by Correspondent. Was became a successful producer Sir Gaylord -- by Turn-To. Won six stakes races and became an excellent sire, whose offspring include Sir Ivor Mostar – by Double Jay. Stakes-placed First Family – by First Landing. Stakes winner Swansea – by Turn-to. Winless but became a successful producer Grand Coulee – by First Landing. Stakes-placed and producer Syrian Sea – by Bold Ruler. Multiple stakes winner and successful producer The Bride – by Bold Ruler. Winless but became a successful producer Secretariat – by Bold Ruler. Triple Crown winner, Hall of Fame inductee, good sire and leading broodmare sire Somethingfabulous – by Northern Dancer. Grade I-placed and good regional sire Straight Flush - by Riva Ridge. Race winner and sire. Queen's Colours – by Reviewer. Winless but became a successful producerSomethingroyal produced 18 named foals, 15 of which started and 11 of which won, she was pensioned from broodmare duty in 1978 and died in 1983 at the age of 31.

As both Secretariat and Sir Gaylord were successful sires, inbreeding to Somethingroyal became common in generations. Weekend Surprise, the 1992 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year and dam of leading sire A. P. Indy, is an example of such inbreeding. Somethingroyal is one of the key influences tracked by the Rasmussen Factor, a Thoroughbred breeding theory that measures inbreeding to superior producers. Pedigree and stats http://www.secretariat.com/spotlight/secretariats-brother/

Plinian Core

Plinian Core is a set of vocabulary terms that can be used to describe different aspects of biological species information. Under "biological species Information" all kinds of properties or traits related to taxa—biological and non-biological—are included. Thus, for instance, terms pertaining descriptions, legal aspects, management, nomenclature, or related resources are incorporated; the Plinian Core is aimed to facilitate the exchange of information about the species and upper taxa. What is in scope? Species level catalogs of any kind of biological objects or data. Terminology associated with biological collection data. Striving for compatibility with other biodiversity-related standards. Facilitating the addition of components and attributes of biological data. What is not in scope? Data interchange protocols. Non-biodiversity-related data. Occurrence level data; this standard is named after Pliny the Elder, a influential figure in the study of the biological species. Plinian Core design requirements includes: ease of use, to be self-contained, able to support data integration from multiple databases, ability to handle different levels of granularity.

Core terms can be grouped in its current version as follows: Metadata Base Elements Record Metadata Nomenclature and Classification Taxonomic description Natural history Invasive species Habitat and Distribution Demography and Threats Uses and Conservation associatedParty, MeasurementOrFact, AncillaryData Plinian Core started as a collaborative project between Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad and GBIF Spain in 2005. A series of iterations in which elements were defined and implanted in different projects resulted in a "Plinian Core Flat"; as a result, a new development was impulse to overcome them in 2012. New formal requirements, additional input and a will to better support the standard and its documentation, as well as to align it with the processes of TDWG, the world reference body for biodiversity information standards. A new version, Plinian Core v3.x.x was defined. This provides more flexibility to represent the information of a species in a variety of scenarios. New elements to deal with aspects such as IPR, related resources, etc. were introduced, elements included were better-defined and documented.

Partner for the development of Plinian Core in this new phase incorporated the University of Granada, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity and the University of São Paulo. A "Plinian Core Task Group" within TDWG "Interest Group on species Information" was constituted and working on its development. Plinian Core is presented in to levels: the application profiles; the abstract model, comprising the abstract model schema and the terms' URIs, is the normative part. It is all comprehensive, allows for different levels of granularity in describing species properties; the AM should be taken as a "menu" from which to choose terms and level of detail needed in any specific project. The subsets of the abstract model intended to be implemented in specific projects are the "application profiles". Besides containing part of the elements of the AM, APs can impose additional specifications on the included elements, such as controlled vocabularies.

Some examples of APs in use follow: Application profile CONABIO Application profile INBIO Application profile GBIF. ES Application profile Banco de Datos de la Naturaleza. Spain Application profile SIB-COLOMBIA Plinian incorporates a number of elements defined by other standards; the following table summarizes these standards and the elements used in Plinian Core: Main page An Implementation of Plinian Core as GBIF's IPT Extensions Plinian Core Terms Quick Reference Guide Plinian Core Abstract Model. Current version Biodiversity Information Standards Sistema de información de la naturaleza de euskadi. Aplicación del estandar Plinian Core Estándar Plinian Core para la gestión integrada de la información sobre especies. Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente de España Modelo conceptual de la Base Nacional de Datos de Vegetación. Ministerio del Ambiente, Ecuador

Rough Guides

Rough Guides Ltd is a British travel guidebook and reference publisher, owned by APA Publications since November 2017. In addition to publishing guidebooks, the company provides a tailor-made trips service based on customers’ individual criteria; the Rough Guides travel titles cover more than 200 destinations beginning with the 1982 Rough Guide to Greece, a book conceived by Mark Ellingham, dissatisfied with the polarisation of existing guidebooks between cost-obsessed student guides and "heavyweight cultural tomes". Aimed at low-budget backpackers, the guidebooks have incorporated more expensive recommendations since the early 1990s, are now marketed to travellers on all budgets. Since the late 1990s the books have contained colour printing. Much of the books' travel content is available online. In November 2007, after the company had celebrated "25 Rough Years" with a celebratory series of books, Ellingham left Rough Guides to set up a new green and ethical imprint, GreenProfile, at Profile Books.

Rough Guides was run from 2003 until in the decade by co-founder Martin Dunford and Andrew Lockett, under the aegis of Penguin before their merger with Random House. In 2017, Rough Guides was sold to parent of Insight Guides, it is now based at APA's offices near Bermondsey, in London. The slogan of Rough Guides is "Make the Most of Your Time on Earth". Most of the series' early titles were written or edited by John Fisher, Jack Holland and Martin Dunford, who along with Mark Ellingham were co-founders and owners of Rough Guides. In 1995, they negotiated the sale of the series to Penguin Books, a process, completed in 2002. In 1994, the first non-travel Rough Guides books were published: The Rough Guide to World Music and The Rough Guide to Classical Music; the success of these titles encouraged expansion of the Rough Guides format into other areas of publishing to cover a range of reference subjects, including music – covering genres such as world music, hip-hop and individual artists – and topics such as film, popular science, ethical living, true crime, Shakespeare and birth, plus the Internet and related subjects such as eBay, blogging and iPods.

In November 2018, Rough Guides launched its tailormade trips service. The service offers individualized travel experiences chosen by the traveller, planned by a local expert, booked by Rough Guides. In keeping with the brand ethos, the trips include some sort of adventurous component, dependent on what the traveller has asked for. Rough Guides migrated to digital platforms with the launch of Rough Guides city guides for iOS, Android and Windows platforms, interactive e-books, downloadable guide chapters. In January 2013 Rough Guides launched a new website. From 1 April 2019, Rough Guides started rolling out a scheme to offer a free downloadable e-book with every print guide purchased. Rough Guides runs a podcast called The Rough Guide to Everywhere, launched in 2017; the podcast explores topical travel issues and interviews inspirational travel personalities who have unique stories to tell. The first episode went live on 30 January 2017 with the first two series being hosted by Greg Dickinson.

On 3 May 2019, Rough Guides announced series 3 and introduced the new hosts, Rebecca Hallett and Neil McQuillian. The first episode of series 4 is hosted by Aimee White. On 9 April 2019, it was announced that The Rough Guide to Everywhere had been nominated for the Best Branded Podcast category at The British Podcast Awards. In association with UK-based record label World Music Network, Rough Guides has issued over 350 recorded anthologies of the music of various nations and regions. In addition to their "Rough Guide" Series, the record label World Music Network has released 130 recordings in their other "Introducing", "Riverboat", "Think Global" Series. In the late 1980s, the Rough Guides brand was spun off into a series of travel shows on United Kingdom television channel BBC 2. Part of Janet Street Porter's DEF II strand, alongside Rapido and Jovanotti's Gimme 5, the show became established in BBC 2's early 1990s evening schedule. Editions of the show hosted by Sigue Sigue Sputnik associate Magenta Devine, were repeated on the Sky Travel channel until 2005.

A new Rough Guide series of fifteen thirty-minute programmes started production in November 2007 and began airing on Channel 5, on 7 January 2008. A second'Rough Guide to…' series was aired starting in November 2008. In May 2007, Mark Ellingham said he had grave concerns about the growth of air travel because of its growing contribution to climate change, he launched a joint awareness campaign with Tony Wheeler, Rough Guides began including a "health warning" in each of its travel guides, urging readers to "Fly less, stay longer" wherever possible. Official website

South Central Correctional Facility

Not to be confused with the South Central Correctional Center, MissouriSouth Central Correctional Facility is a run, medium-security prison located in Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee. This prison is operated and administered by CoreCivic under contract to the Tennessee Department of Correction; as of 2016, Tennessee houses state inmates in four CoreCivic prisons. The state's Private Prison Contracting Act of 1986, authorizes a single private prison for state inmates; as of 2016 Tennessee technically contracts directly with CoreCivic only for inmates held at South Central. For the three other facilities, the state circumvents its statute by contracting with the local county. In turn the county signs an agreement with CoreCivic. In 1997, a prisoner sued two prison guards, alleging he had been subject to "very tight physical restraints." The suit went to the Supreme Court of the United States as McKnight. On September 1, 2013, inmate Gerald Ewing was killed in a fight after three days of lockdowns and sporadic, simultaneous fights at the facility.

On March 28, 2014, inmate Jeffery Sills was brutally murdered by his cell mate, who had promised to do so

Travis Smith (musician)

Travis Smith is the former drummer in the metal band Trivium, from their formation in 1999 until he departed on February 4, 2010. Smith is best known for his fast footwork, intricate rhythms on the toms, a skill, noted several times by music magazines such as Revolver and Modern Drummer as well as by other media. In Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Awards 2006, Travis received the "Best Drummer in the Universe" award. Trivium's relationship with Smith had deteriorated over the years, the band had no immediate plans to replace him when he announced in late October 2009 that he would be sitting out the'Into the Mouth of Hell' tour to take care of "some personal business." It was not until after the band members started playing with Augusto on the tour that they realized the injection of new blood served Trivium well. "We were coming to the point where the band was -- not dissolving -- but dissolving in creativity and maybe in live fire and energy, so we had to make a change for the positive," Heafy told Noisecreep.

"Thankfully, we were able to find Nick, able to step it up and be that guy to take us to the next level. We told him over the phone and it was hard for everyone involved," Heafy said. "But I hope it's going to be something Travis recognizes was for the better for him in years to come. For his own health and well-being as well and for our own. I heard that he's doing well now and that's the best you can wish for, and we hope he does amazingly, no matter what he picks in life to do next."In an interview with OneMetal.com, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu added, "...over time, things just kinda weren’t working out, we did a headline tour of the US and about halfway through Travis just said he wasn’t going to do the next tour, so regardless we had to think about getting someone to fill in once we started playing with Nick we just knew it was the right thing."On the nature of Smith's dismissal from the band, Beaulieu stated "...things were falling apart, we just kind of pulled the trigger first, just to get it done, move forward and get the new guy settled in and comfortable.

It’s been working great with Nick and when people see the show they will see why." Early in 2012, Smith was asked to join Swedish band Eternal Exile. This was confirmed by a contemporary Facebook post by Smith: "It's official! I'm heading to Sweden to start pre-production with a killer band Eternal Exile, this will be their debut record. I fly in Feb. 1st and stay until Apr. 10th, It's going to be a hell of a killer 2 months of rockin' out Swedish style! Stay tuned for up pics. I can't wait to get this show on the road!" In November 2017 it was announced that Travis Smith and former Trivium guitarist/bassist Brent Young formed a new band called BlackNova