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State Library of Western Australia

The State Library of Western Australia is a research and public lending library located in the Perth Cultural Centre in Perth, Western Australia. It is a portfolio agency of the Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts, controlled by the Library Board of Western Australia; the State Library has particular responsibility for collecting and preserving Western Australia's documentary heritage. The J. S. Battye Library of West Australian History is the section of the library dedicated to West Australiana. In 1886, the Western Australian Legislative Council allocated £5000 to be spent in celebrations for Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. Of this, it was decided. A foundation stone was laid at a site in St Georges Terrace in 1887, however due to the lack of funds this site was not built upon. Instead, books to the value of £1000 were ordered from England, the library found temporary accommodation in a building opposite the site; the Victoria Public Library, named in honour of Queen Victoria, opened on 26 January 1889.

The first managers of the library were the clerks to the management committee, W. C. Townsend and Basil Porter; the first Chief Librarian, James Sykes Battye, was appointed in 1894. By 1896, construction had begun on a site at the corner of James and Beaufort Streets, in 1897 the library moved to the new James Street site. In 1904, the word'Victoria' was removed from the name of the library, which became known as the Public Library of Western Australia. A new addition to the site was opened in 1913, it was called Hackett Hall after Sir John Winthrop Hackett, the President of the Trustees of the Library and Art Gallery. The library shared this building with the Art Gallery and Museum, the Western Australian Museum still occupies the building today; the Library Board of Western Australia was established with the passing of the Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951, appointing the first State Librarian, F. A. Sharr; the purpose of the Board was to assist local authorities in establishing free public libraries throughout the state, work to co-ordinating those libraries as a statewide system.

However, James Battye resisted having the Board take over control of the Public Library of Western Australia. It was only after Battye died in office in 1954 that the Library Board gained control of the library, it was closed for a year for renovations reopened in 1956 as the State Library of Western Australia. This included a section dedicated to collecting Western Australian material – the J. S. Battye Library of West Australian History and State Archives. Between 1964 and 2002 the organisation was known as the Library and Information Service of Western Australia; this reflected the Library Board's broader operations beyond the walls of the library in encouraging the development of public library services throughout the state. In July 2002, the library once again became known as the State Library of Western Australia. By the late 1970s, the library had grown sufficiently that staff were working from ten different sites and annexes in the city. Planning was undertaken for a new building as part of the development of the Perth Cultural Centre.

In 1985 the library’s current home, the Alexander Library Building, was opened. It is named after Professor Fred Alexander, the first chairman of the Library Board of Western Australia; the State Archives was established as a separate unit in 1988, the State Records Office of Western Australia was created as a separate entity to the library in 2000 with the passing of the State Records Act 2000. Responsibility for the collection and management of public records was transferred to SRO, although it remains co-located with the State Library in the Alexander Library Building; the State Library's operations fall into three main areas – collecting and preserving Western Australia's documentary heritage, general reference and public lending library services, supporting the public library network in Western Australia. The J. S. Battye Library of Western Australian History is the arm of the library dedicated to Western Australian materials; the Battye Library contains a comprehensive collection of books published in Western Australia, as well as books by a Western Australian or about Western Australia published elsewhere.

It contains a comprehensive coverage of West Australian newspapers, a more selective coverage of serials and maps published in Western Australia. The library has extensive collections of: Original manuscripts, journals and letters of individuals, records of non-government organisations Western Australian music recordings Photographs Western Australian films Oral history recordings and transcriptsThe State Library was the legal deposit library for Western Australia under the Copyright Act 1895 and the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1884, but these Acts were repealed in 1994 and 2005 respectively. Legal deposit provisions were re-established in principle in 2012, with the passing of the Legal Deposit Act 2012, brought into force for physical publications with the passage of the Legal Deposit Regulations 2013; the library's reference collection provides resources which "reflect key Australian reference publications. The collection holds over 300,000 books and nearly 5,000 serial titles, many items are available for loan.

The library provides a number of electronic resources, some of which are available off-site for library members. There are approximately 100 public computers available to users, as well as free Wi-Fi. Other specialised collections and services include: Sheet music –

RABe 520

The RABe 520 is an electric multiple unit used since 2002 by the Swiss Federal Railways. It is based on the Stadler GTW 2/8 model; the drive module at the middle of the train is able to develop a power of 760 kW, making it able to travel at 115 115 km/h. The RABe 520 is different from the standard Stadler GTW model: it has a greater capacity, a narrower body and an increased number of doors; as a quite small train, the RABe 520 is used on S-Bahn lines. It was first designed for the Seetalbahn line between Lenzburg and Luzern, was used on lines from and to both locations; the RABe 520 saw use on other lines. As of 2010, it can be seen on these routes: S-Bahn Luzern: Luzern - Lenzburg Luzern - Brunnen S-Bahn Aargau: Lenzburg – Zofingen Lenzburg/Othmarsingen – Rotkreuz Aarau - Turgi List of stock used by Swiss Federal Railways Thurbo

New Jersey State Police

The New Jersey State Police is the official state police force of the U. S. state of New Jersey. It is a general-powers police agency with statewide jurisdiction, designated by Troop Sectors; as with other state police organizations, the primary reason for the creation of the New Jersey State Police was for the protection of rural areas that had never had law enforcement, beyond a local sheriff, not able to provide suitable police services. Legislation for its creation was first introduced in 1914, but it would not be until March 29, 1921, with the passing of the State Police Bill, that a statewide police force was created. Senator Clarence I. Case was the driving force behind the 1921 legislation, the person with the most impact on the organization was its first Superintendent Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. Schwarzkopf was a graduate of West Point and this training and his time in the military influenced how he organized and trained his first group of troopers; the first State Police class reported for training on September 1, 1921 and consisted of 116 men out of an applicant group of 600.

Training took place in New Jersey on the same grounds as the current State Police Academy. Out of the 116 men who started training only 81 officers and troopers completed the three-month training program. According to the New Jersey State Police Website, "On December 1, 1921, the new troopers were administered the oath of office and on December 5, 1921, in a blinding snowstorm, started out on horseback and motorcycle to their posts throughout the state." The New Jersey State Police is responsible for general police services, general highway and traffic enforcement, statewide investigation and intelligence services, emergency management, support for state and local law enforcement efforts, maintenance of criminal records and identification systems and regulation of certain commerce such as firearms ownership. Many municipalities in southern and north-western New Jersey lack local police departments, therefore the state police have the primary responsibility for providing police services to these towns for a yearly assessed nominal fee paid to the state government.

The New Jersey State Police is charged with the responsibility of protecting the Governor of New Jersey and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, as well as the President of the New Jersey Senate and the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly. "Honor, Fidelity", the motto of the New Jersey State Police was adapted from the West Point motto "Duty, Country". The triangular state police logo and hat badge represents this motto; the badge has stars in each of its three corners and was created by New York jeweler Julius George Schwarzkopf, the father of founder Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf. The NJSP logo includes the year date of founding, in place of a badge number; the general orders are the guiding principles of the state police and provide historical bases for its rules and regulations. Training for recruits takes place at the State Police Academy located in Sea Girt, New Jersey; the academy is both mentally demanding on the recruit. The recruits live at the academy during the week and are responsible for the upkeep of the barracks and academy grounds, as well as their equipment and uniforms.

The curriculum consists of ten units of study that increase in difficulty and complexity over the 24 weeks of training. Drop out rate for new recruits in the academy is close to 35 % per class; some areas of study include: Curriculum: The New Jersey State Police Academy utilizes an adult-based learning methodology where the recruits are expected to be active participants in the learning process. Each recruit is provided a laptop computer with wireless Internet access, used for researching the numerous assignments and topics covered in the curriculum; the academy has a full-time librarian on staff to assist recruits with research. The curriculum consists of ten units of instruction; each unit focuses on a comprehensive aspect of law enforcement work that builds upon one another, beginning with simple tasks and culminating with complex issues. Each recruit is required to pass both a practical examination at the end of each unit; the written examinations require a minimum passing score of 70%. The practical examinations are hands-on scenarios that require recruits to demonstrate proficiency in the subject matter and skills covered in the unit.

The curriculum relies on scenario based training and research assignments. Recruits are provided with a two-hour study hall period every evening, used to prepare for class, complete assignments, study for examinations. Physical training: Three two-hour sessions per week. Running is a large component of the physical conditioning and reaches a maximum of 5 miles at an 8-minute pace. Muscular conditioning is stressed and recruits must pass all physical tests. Self-defense: Consists of 20 hours of active counter measures, 28 hours of defensive tactics, 18 hours of expandable straight baton instruction. Firearms: Recruits must show proper usage and care of all firearms issued by the state police, including the Glock 19 Gen 4 9mm handgun and Benelli M1 shotgun. Recruits go through 60 hours of firearms training. Water safety: Consists of 40 hours of water safety and life saving instruction. Driving: Driving consists of 21 hours of instruction and each recruit is required to show proficiency in the operation of marked troop transportation.

Glock 19 Gen 4 Benelli M1 shotgunThe New Jersey State Police adopted the Glock 19 Gen 4 as its sidearm after the state of New Jersey sued SIG Sauer for manufacturing defective handguns. The New Jersey State Police were using the SIG Sauer P229 before they transitioned to the Glock 19 Gen 4; the New Je

Rosalind A. Segal

Rosalind Anne Segal is an American neurobiologist. She is a Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and the Co-Chair of the Cancer Biology Department at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Segal's work employs modern methods of cell and molecular biology to study the development of the mammalian brain with the goal of understanding how disruption of this normal process leads to the formation of brain malignancies. Segal graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 jointly awarded by Harvard College and Radcliffe College. In 1986, she received both an MD from a PhD from Rockefeller University, she performed her doctoral dissertation research in the laboratory of David Luck, her residency training in neurology in the Harvard affiliated hospitals in the Longwood Medical Area. Segal completed postdoctoral research in molecular neuroscience in the laboratories of Ronald McKay and Charles Stiles. In 1994, she started her own laboratory at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

She moved the laboratory to the site of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1998. Segal's research focuses on critical extracellular factors that control the development of the nervous system, from neural stem cells to functional neural circuits. A major focus has been the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway. Segal defined the motif within Hedgehog proteins critical for binding to proteoglycans, defined the nature of the proteoglycan that serves as a selective Shh receptor, demonstrated that proteoglycan interactions are needed for a proliferative response to Shh. Mutations that activate Shh signaling cause brain tumors and other malignancies, thus these studies have provided new approaches for developing therapeutics for treating brain tumors, her research has investigated stages of brain development when precursor cells migrate away from the stem cell niche where they are born and exit the cell cycle and take on the properties of neurons. Segal and her colleagues identified a factor brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a chemotactic factor that controls neuron migration.

Once neurons have migrated to their final destination and become incorporated into functional neural circuits, she has shown that BDNF, its close relative nerve growth factor, work together to maintain circuit function. Segal has demonstrated that BDNF and NGF are transported from the outside of a cell to the cell's interior via signaling endosomes that function as critical mediators of cell survival within mature neural circuits. Segal has revealed a role for the local translation of select mRNAs at synapses to promote neural circuit survival and function. In addition to her research, a major emphasis of Segal's professional life has been devoted toward the education of the next generation of neuroscientists, she has served as a faculty advisor in science at Radcliffe College. She is the co-chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, as well as the Director of Harvard's PhD Program in Neuroscience, she has mentored numerous graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, serves as a faculty advisor for the Harvard Women in Neuroscience program.

She is the recipient of a number of awards that recognize her teaching and research accomplishments including the Robert Ebert Clinical Scholar's Award from the Klingenstein Foundation, a McDonnell Foundation Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation, the National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award in 2006, the Casty Family Award for Achievement in Mentoring, she was awarded a two-year $250,000 grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2014. In 2017, she won the Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award from Harvard Medical School. Segal, Rosalind A. G. Changes in neurotrophin responsiveness during the development of cerebellar granule neurons. Neuron, 1 December 1992. Volume 9, Issue 6, pages 1041–1052, PMID 1463606 doi:http://www.cell.com/neuron/pdf/0896-627390064-K.pdf Chan, Jennifer A.. Nature Neuroscience, 15 March 2009. Volume 12, Issue 4, pages 409–17, PMID 19287388. Doi 10.1038/nn.2287. Http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v12/n4/abs/nn.2287.html Filbin, Mariella Gruber.. Coordinate activation of Shh and PI3K signaling in PTEN-deficient glioblastoma: new therapeutic opportunities.

Nature Medicine, 23 March 2013. Volume 19, Number 11, pages 1518–1523, PMID 24076665. Doi:10.1038/nm.3328. Http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v19/n11/abs/nm.3328.html Dudek, Sandeep Robert Datta, Thomas F. Franke, Morris J. Birnbaum, Ryoji Yao, Geoffrey M. Cooper, Rosalind A. Segal, David R. Kaplan, Michael E. Greenberg. "Regulation of neuronal survival by the serine-threonine protein kinase Akt." Science 275, no. 5300: 661-665. Ma, Dan Jones, Paul R. Borghesani, Rosalind A. Segal, Takashi Nagasawa, Tadamitsu Kishimoto, Roderick T. Bronson, Timothy A. Springer. "Impaired B-lymphopoiesis and derailed cerebellar neuron migration in CXCR4-and SDF-1-deficient mice." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95, no. 16: 9448-9453. Segal, Rosalind A. and Michael E. Greenberg. "Intracellular signaling pathways activated by neuropathic factors." Annual revie

The Front Porch

"The Front Porch" is the 17th episode in the fourth season of the television series How I Met Your Mother and 81st overall. It aired on March 16, 2009. After Robin gets upset about the gang not watching her show, they all agree to watch Robin's 4:00am talk show. Ted informs them. Ted discovers the matching earring on Marshall's dresser and mutes the television to confront Marshall, believing him to have sabotaged his relationship. Lily confesses that she was the saboteur, as she had been in prior relationships, including — inadvertently — with Robin, she justifies her actions using the "Front Porch Test" — an indication of how they would all live together once they grow old. Scenes are shown of Marshall and Ted in the far future playing bridge, their interactions with Ted's potential partner driving Lily's present actions. Robin returns home to learn. Lily insists she did not want to break them up, but to consider their future together, a suggestion that seeded the conversation that would lead to their breakup.

Ted heads into the bar the next day to find Karen waiting, having had the situation explained to her by Lily. Karen hands Ted an apology letter from Lily, who has prepared a fine dinner in Ted's apartment for him and Karen. Ted breaks up with Karen, after she says Ted cannot see someone as manipulative as Lily again and he imagines what the future would be like without her and Marshall. Returning to the apartment, Ted asks Robin to be his "plus one" and they enjoy the meal Lily prepared, they wonder. Ted makes a mock proposal to Robin, asking her to be his "backup wife", she accepts. Marshall wears a nightshirt to the pajama party to watch Robin's show, while Barney wears a silk suit. Barney insists his clothing choice is superior, citing the possibility of attractive women coming to his home at night and seeing how good he looks, but admits how unlikely, uncomfortable the "suitjamas" are. Marshall convinces Barney to try a nightshirt instead. Barney and Marshall delight in their nightshirts. Barney starts wearing nightshirts to sleep.

A week an attractive woman shows up at his apartment at night—but, upon seeing his nightshirt, she decides to leave, much to Barney's chagrin. Donna Bowman of The A. V. Club rated the episode with a grade A. Michelle Zoromski of IGN gave the episode 8.9 out of 10. Cindy McLennan of Television Without Pity rated the episode with a grade A+. Marshall imagines flying over the New York in his night gown the same way The Dude flies over Los Angeles in an unconscious fantasy in The Big Lebowski, it features the same song, The Man In Me by Bob Dylan. Lily's militaristic speech about secretly breaking Ted up with past bad girlfriends for his own good while Ted demands to know if Lily was responsible for him and Robin breaking up is reminiscent of Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise's explosive exchange in the climax of A Few Good Men "The Front Porch" on IMDb "The Front Porch" at TV.com

The Oblong Box (short story)

"The Oblong Box" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1844, about a sea voyage and a mysterious box. The story opens with the unnamed narrator recounting a summer sea voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to New York City aboard the ship Independence; the narrator learns that his old college friend Cornelius Wyatt is aboard with his wife and two sisters, though he has reserved three state-rooms. After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box: "It was about six feet in length by two and a half in breadth." The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an odd odor coming from it. So, he presumes his friend has acquired an valuable copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper; the narrator has never met Wyatt's wife but heard she is a woman of "surpassing beauty and accomplishment". The box, the narrator is surprised to learn, shares the state-room with Wyatt and his wife, while the second room is shared by the two sisters.

For several nights, the narrator witnesses his friend's unattractive wife leaving the state-room every night around 11 o'clock and going into the third state-room before returning first thing in the morning. While she is gone, the narrator believes he hears his friend opening the box and sobbing, which he attributes to "artistic enthusiasm"; as the Independence passes Cape Hatteras it is caught in a terrible hurricane. Escape from the damaged ship is made via lifeboat, he is denied. Wyatt returns to the ship, ties himself to the box with a rope. "In another instant both body and box were in the sea--disappearing at once and forever." About a month after the incident, the narrator happens to meet the captain. Hardy explains that the box had, in fact, held the corpse of Wyatt's deceased young wife, he had intended to return the body to her mother but bringing a corpse on board would have caused panic among the passengers. Captain Hardy had arranged to register the box as baggage; as both Wyatt and his wife were registered as passengers, a maid posed as the wife so as not to arouse suspicion.

In writing "The Oblong Box", Poe recalled his experience while stationed as a soldier at Fort Moultrie many years earlier by setting the ship's embarking point as Charleston, South Carolina to New York. The Charleston area is referenced in Poe's stories "The Gold-Bug" and "The Balloon-Hoax". Just a few months before the publication of "The Oblong Box", Poe experienced his own sea voyage when he moved to New York via steamboat, his wife, had begun showing signs of her illness about two years before in 1842. "The Oblong Box" was in part based on the murder of Samuel Adams by John C. Colt, brother of Sam Colt, a story which dominated the New York press at the time. Colt disposed of Adams' body by filling it with salt; the name of the character Wyatt was derived from Professor Thomas Wyatt, an author whose work Poe translated in The Conchologist's First Book. Poe offered "The Oblong Box" to Nathaniel Parker Willis for the New Mirror, but Willis suggested it was better suited for the Opal, a gift book edited by Sarah Josepha Hale.

It was first published on August 1844, in the Dollar Newspaper in Philadelphia. It was published in the September 1844 issue of Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book edited by Hale. Poe biographer James Hutchisson equates "The Oblong Box" with Poe's series of "tales of ratiocination" or detective fiction stories, a series which includes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". Scott Peeples compares "The Oblong Box" to this genre as well but notes that it is not a detective story because it did not emphasize the character of the detective and his method, he notes that the protagonist is "bumbling" because he allows his personal opinions to taint the physical evidence, leading him to incorrect conclusions. In On Poe, scholar J. Gerald Kennedy saw the story as a satire, he wrote, "Though not a major work in the Poe canon,'The Oblong Box' delivers, through the narrator's grotesque misinterpretations, a clever satiric version of the detective hero." NBC Short Story aired a dramatic reading of "The Oblong Box" in the 1950s.

It is available at Archive.orgA 1969 film directed by Gordon Hessler starring Vincent Price carries the name The Oblong Box. It is a loose adaptation of Poe's story; the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, which ran from January 1974 to December 1982, did an adaptation of "The Oblong Box" which aired on January 8, 1975. It is available at archive.org. Budd, Louis J.. On Poe. Durham and London: Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-7864-3196-0. Lawson, John Davison, ed.. "The Trial of John C. Colt for the Murder of Samuel Adams". American state trials: a collection of the important and interesting criminal trials which have taken place in the United States from the beginning of our government to the present day. Thomas Law Books. Moreland, Sean, ed; the Lovecraftian Poe: Essays on Influence, Reception and Transformation, 4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200, Maryland, 20706: Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN 9781611462401CS1 maint: location Senn, Bryan, A Year of Fear: A Day-by-Day Guide to 366 Horror Films, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-8223-1311-1 Publication history of "The Oblong Box" from the Edgar Allan Poe Society The Oblong Box public domain audiobook at LibriVox