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Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg is an administrative county in north-eastern Hungary, bordering Slovakia and Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén; the capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is Nyíregyháza. Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county was organised after World War II from the previous counties Szatmár-Ugocsa-Bereg and Szabolcs. Before 1991, it was called Szabolcs-Szatmár county. Many settlements founded after the conquest of the Magyars were devastated by the Mongol invasion in 1241. Recovery took decades; the history of Nyíregyháza provides an illuminating example of this process. The Turks hardly succeeded in invading the northern parts of the region: therefore, many buildings from Árpád's age and the Medieval Era were preserved in good state. In the Romanesque church of Csaroda, there are wall paintings dating back to the 13th century, the Medieval churches of Nyírbátor have been completely preserved. In the 16th century, the spread of Protestantism and Calvinism brought about changes in town life.

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg is located in the north-eastern tip of Hungary. It borders Ukraine and Romania, has good connections both by road and rail. Within Hungary, the county is bordered by Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county and the River Tisza to the north west and Hajdú-Bihar county to the south west; the early Hungarians transformed this region by clearing large areas of forest to make way for pastures and farmland. 5 to 6 square kilometres of forest were cleared for the construction of the Szabolcs earthwork in the ninth and tenth centuries, its ruins are still present. The area was the gateway for the Mongol invasion of Hungary in the 1240s, suffered considerable destruction and population decrease during the raids. With the subsequent development of the country, the region became more marginalized in the 15th century. Ongoing civil war and war exacted a heavy price and further hindered the region's development; the county's borders have been altered over the years, its current territory being established in 1950 with the amalgamation of the counties of Szabolcs-Ung and Szatmár-Bereg-Ugocsa.

There are many forests, pastures and moorland forests in the county. The bog moss moors at Csaroda, the Nyíres lake, the Bábtava lake are valuable, as they contain many rare species of fauna and flora. Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg is Hungary's sixth biggest county with a total land area of 5,936 square kilometres. From a geographical aspect, it is possible to divide the county into two main regions: The Upper Tisza Valley and the Nyírség. Tisza is one of the most important rivers of the county, entering Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg — and Hungary — at Tiszabecs, leaving at Tiszadob, its segment in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is 235 kilometres long, out of which 208 kilometres belongs to the Upper Tisza Valley, reaching the area of Tokaj and Rakamaz. The larger area named the Nyírség is derived from the word nyír meaning birch, as the region is dominated by birch woodlands; the northern part of Nyírség is covered with sandy forest soils, the southern areas have loose wind-blown sand. Alluvial and meadow soils are found in the Upper Tisza region.

The county has a continental climate. Summers are cooler than in other parts of the Plains. Annual precipitation is 550-600 millimetres; the higher than average number of days of sunshine make ideal conditions for the growing of tomatoes, tobacco and other fruits such as plums—for which the county is famous, being eaten fresh, dried into prunes and fermented into well-known brandies. The county has 229 settlements; the county capital and largest city is Nyíregyháza with a population of 116,900 in 2003. The other cities have small populations, only those of Kisvárda and Mátészalka having around 18,000 inhabitants; the eastern part of the county is populated and is dotted with small villages which have poor economic conditions. The Upper Tisza region has many streams and rivers; the most important of River Tisza's tributaries is the River Szamos, characterised by great variations in water volume. There are irrigation systems, a water barrage, a hydroelectric power station on the Tisza at Tiszalök.

Lakes of various sizes have evolved in sandy areas such as the basin of the Sóstó of Nyíregyháza, whose alkaline, hydrogen-carbonated waters have medicinal qualities. Many water reservoirs have been built according to local demand. Thermal waters of 55-65 °C can be brought to the surface from wells as shallow as 1,000 metres; the most important thermal water reserves are in Nyíregyháza, Kisvárda, Mátészalka, Tiszavasvári. The county's geothermal energy still awaits exploitation; the county has few mineral reserves. All of the large energy source transport systems cross the county. In 2015, it had a population of 562,357 and the population density was 92/km². Besides the Hungarian majority, the main minorities are the Roma and Ukrainian. Total population: 559,272 Ethnic groups: Identified themselves: 525,958 persons: Hungarians: 476,256 Gypsies: 44,133 Others and indefinable: 5,569 Approx. 66,000 persons in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census. Religi


OneWeb·is a global communications company founded by Greg Wyler. The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom and McLean, United States · with offices in Florida and more. OneWeb commenced launches of the OneWeb satellite constellation, a network of more than 650 low Earth orbit satellites, on 27 February 2019; the company was known as WorldVu Satellites. Its intended goal is to provide internet services to "everyone, everywhere" delivering much-needed connectivity to rural and remote places as well as to a range of markets including aero, land mobility, cellular backhaul; the company was founded in 2012 based in Britain's Channel Islands. OneWeb secured US$500 million in funding including launch deals with Virgin Galactic and Arianespace in 2015.·In June 2015, OneWeb entered a deal with Airbus Defence and Space for the construction of its broadband Internet satellites after a competition among U. S. and European manufacturers. In July 2016, one year after the initial announcement, OneWeb stated.

In December 2016, OneWeb raised $1 billion from SoftBank Group Corp. and $200 million from existing investors.·In February 2017, OneWeb announced that it expected to sell all of its capacity by launch time, yet the only announced capacity sold was for a joint Gogo and Intelsat venture. Wyler announced he was considering nearly quadrupling the size of the satellite constellation by adding 1,972 additional satellites that it has priority rights to. With the original capital raise of $500 million in 2015, plus the $1 billion investment of SoftBank in 2016, previous "investors committed to an additional $200 million, bringing OneWeb’s total capital raised to $1.7 billion". A merger arrangement with Intelsat, in negotiations during May 2017 collapsed in June and did not go forward. On 27 February 2019, OneWeb launched its first six satellites into low Earth orbit from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana using a Soyuz-2 rocket; the same day OneWeb announced that it signed its first two client agreements marking the beginning of its commercialization.

On 18 March 2019, OneWeb announced it had secured $1.25 billion in funding following a successful first launch. By August 2019, the company had 6 of its satellites broadcasting at the right frequencies for 90 days, meeting the "use-it-or-lose-it" spectrum conditions set by the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union; this secured. OneWeb will launch 30-36 satellites a month to create an initial constellation of 650 satellites; the satellites operate in Low Earth Orbit. OneWeb chose an altitude of 1,200 km for its satellites because there is a minimum existing population of satellites and debris at that altitude. Like existing LEO based communications satellite constellations, OneWeb's satellites are closer to Earth and will, provide much lower transmission delays than geostationary satellite broadband services. OneWeb plans to provide 10 times the bandwidth and one-tenth of the latency of existing geostationary satellites. On 22 July 2019 marked the grand opening of OneWeb's new factory in Space Florida's Exploration Park on Merritt Island near Cape Canaveral.

The factory produces two satellites a day. The satellites are programmed to detect the end of their life span after 5-7 years in orbit, dismantle themselves from space and burn up in the atmosphere as they descend towards Earth. In June 2019, OneWeb rolled out its initiative Responsible Space to outline the specific approaches it plans to take to promote sustainability and safe operations in space. Responsible Space covers design and operational practices, including disposal of a satellite within 5 years of the end of its mission; as one example, OneWeb plans to include a grapple fixture on its satellites so that a third-party satellite could grab it and tug it out of orbit, should the satellite prove non-responsive. Official website

Dewanohana Yoshitaka

Dewanohana Yoshitaka is a former sumo wrestler from Nakasato, Japan. He made his professional debut in July 1974, reached the top division in November 1977, his highest rank was sekiwake. He retired in January 1988 and became an elder in the Japan Sumo Association under the name Dekiyama. Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 in May 2016 he was re-hired by the Sumo Association for five years as a consultant. Nomura was an amateur champion at Nihon University, earning the amateur yokozuna title, on entering professional sumo he was given makushita tsukedashi status, allowing him to begin at the bottom of the makushita division, he joined Dewanoumi stable, recommended to him by his cousin, a former wrestler at the stable named Dewanohana Yoshihide, fought his first bout in March 1974. He had a losing record or make-koshi in his debut tournament, was demoted to the sandanme division. However, five consecutive winning records in his next five tournaments saw him promoted to the jūryō division in May 1975, whereupon his changed his shikona or fighting name from Nomura to Dewanohana.

He weighed more than 100 kilos and struggled as a sekitori, falling back to makushita for five tournaments. Upon his return to jūryō he won the division yūshō with an 11 -- 4 record. In November 1977 he was promoted to the top makuuchi division. Dewanohana was to spend 62 consecutive tournaments in the top division, compiling a record of 441 wins against 483 losses, with 6 injury absences, he received ten sanshō or special prizes, one for Outstanding Performance, five for Fighting Spirit and four for Technique. He earned two kinboshi or gold stars for defeating a yokozuna, his best performance in a tournament was in January 1985 when he was runner-up to Chiyonofuji with an 11–4 record in the first tournament held in the new Ryōgoku Kokugikan. His first appearance in the sanyaku ranks was at komusubi in November 1979, he spent a total of 19 tournaments in sanyaku, 12 at komusubi and seven at sekiwake, he held the sekiwake rank for four straight tournaments in 1982 but failed to mount a challenge for ōzeki promotion, falling to 6–9 in September 1982.

His last appearance in the sanyaku ranks came in September 1987 at the age of 36, where he could only score three wins against twelve losses. He retired just two tournaments in January 1988, rather than face demotion to jūryō, he has remained in sumo as an elder of the Japan Sumo Association, works as a coach at Dewanoumi stable. His elder name since his retirement has been Dekiyama Oyakata, he was a judge of tournament bouts and joined the Sumo Association's executive board in 2014, managing the public relations department. He reached the mandatory retirement age for elders of 65 in 2016, but has been re-employed as a consultant for a period of five years on reduced pay. Dewanohana was a yotsu-sumo wrestler who grappled rather than pushed, was noted for his skill on the mawashi, his most common winning kimarite were yorikiri and uwatenage, he liked to employ the rare move komatosukui. Among his most memorable rivalries were with Takanosato. Glossary of sumo terms List of past sumo wrestlers List of sumo elders List of sumo tournament top division runners-up List of sumo tournament second division champions List of sekiwake

Prince Hulon Preston Jr.

Prince Hulon Preston Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. Preston was born in Georgia, he graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens and was admitted to the Georgia state bar in 1930. He became a practicing lawyer in Georgia. After serving in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1935 through 1938, Preston enlisted as a private in the United States Army in 1942 and was promoted through the ranks to captain by the time of his discharge on October 13, 1945, he was elected as a judge for the Statesboro city courts. A staunch segregationist, in 1956, Preston signed "The Southern Manifesto." Preston was reelected for six additional terms before losing his reelection bid in 1960. He died the next year in Savannah, Georgia on February 8, 1961, was buried in Stateboro's Eastside Cemetery. United States Congress. "Prince Hulon Preston Jr.". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Prince Hulon Preston Jr. at Find a Grave

Derby School of Music

Derby School of Music is an independent private music school established in 1885, based in Derby, England. It offers private tuition on musical instruments and music theory, provides grade examinations with all the major music exam boards in the UK including. Pupils can take these qualifications on to advanced study at universities; the Derby School of Music was founded in 1885 by Arthur Francis Smith. The music school was located on Friargate in Derby, before moving to its current location in 2011; the music school operates on a private basis and has always taught most of the mainstream instruments including piano, singing, guitar etc. Arthur Francis Smith was keen to showcase the students abilities and would put on public performances at local venues in Derby in order for students to gain valuable performance experience, this tradition has carried on at the music school to the present day. Derby school of music has produced many of the countries leading musicians and composers. Derby school of music produced many of the leading music education books of the late 19th century including their own series of technical work books.

The Derby school of music series was compiled by the school’s head teacher Arthur Francis Smith. Ronald Binge David Anthony Cooper Alfred William Wilcock Edward Francis Reginald Woolley Clement Charlton Palmer Arthur Francis Smith Edward Chadfield Edgar Pettman Arthur Griffin Claypole M Palmer Hubert Henry Norsworthy George Handel Heath-Gracie Edward Francis Reginald Woolley John Callis Brydson Steve Churchill The music school now operates as a pre-college music school and provides private music tuition for pupils looking to move on to study music at university. Along with Chetham's School of Music, Purcell School, Wells Cathedral School and Yehudi Menuhin School, Derby School of Music is recognised as being a leading feeder school for the UK's conservatoires. Derby school of music are regular judges at the TeenStar, Open Mic UK and Live and Unsigned competitions. Official School Website


Downtempo is a genre of electronic music similar to ambient music, but with a greater emphasis on beats and a less "earthy" sound than trip hop. The 1990s brought on a wave of slower paced music, played throughout chillout rooms—the relaxation sections of the clubs or dedicated sections at electronic music events. Downtempo music started to surface around Ibiza, when DJs and promoters would bring down the vibe with slower rhythm and gentler electronic music upon approaching sunrise. In the late 1980s, trip hop emerged from Bristol, which combined elements of hip hop beats and bass breaks, ambient atmospheres at a lower tempo. At the end of the 1990s a more melodic instrumental electronica incorporating acoustic sounds with electronic styles emerged under its own umbrella name of downtempo. In the late 1990s, the Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister popularized the style with their downtempo remixes of pop, hip-hop, drum and bass tracks with influences of the'70s soul jazz. Britons Steve Cobby and Dave McSherry, producing under the name Fila Brazillia, released a handful of downtempo and ambient techno albums that propelled the style further.

Meanwhile, the Washington, D. C. locals Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, better known as Thievery Corporation, have introduced the Brazilian sound into the style after discussing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, enriched it further by combining elements of Jamaican dub and reggae. In 2010, "downtempo pop" was described by The Atlantic as a variety of music styles from the 2000s characterized by mellow beats, vintage synthesizers, lo-fi melodies. In other words, an umbrella term that includes chillwave, glo-fi, hypnagogic pop. In the decade, another form of downtempo music, tagged as "lo-fi hip hop" or "chillhop", became popular among YouTube music streamers