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Test tube

A test tube known as a culture tube or sample tube, is a common piece of laboratory glassware consisting of a finger-like length of glass or clear plastic tubing, open at the top and closed at the bottom. Test tubes are placed in special-purpose racks. Test tubes, intended for general chemical work are made of glass, for its relative resistance to heat. Tubes made from expansion-resistant glasses borosilicate glass can withstand high temperatures, up to several hundred degrees Celsius. Chemistry tubes are available in a multitude of lengths and widths from 10 to 20 mm wide and 50 to 200 mm long; the top features a flared lip to aid pouring out the contents. A chemistry test tube has a flat bottom, a round bottom, or a conical bottom; some test tubes are made to accept a screw cap. They are provided with a small ground glass or white glaze area near the top for labelling with a pencil. Test tubes are used by chemists to handle chemicals for qualitative experiments and assays, their spherical bottom and vertical sides reduce mass loss when pouring, make them easier to wash out, allow convenient monitoring of the contents.

The long, narrow neck of test tube slows down the spreading of gases to the environment. Test tubes are convenient containers for heating small amounts of liquids or solids with a Bunsen burner or alcohol burner; the tube is held by its neck with a clamp or tongs. By tilting the tube, the bottom can be heated to hundreds of degrees in the flame, while the neck remains cool allowing vapours to condense on its walls. A boiling tube is a large test tube intended for boiling liquids. A test tube filled with water and upturned into a water-filled beaker is used to capture gases, e.g. in electrolysis demonstrations. A test tube with a stopper is used for temporary storage of chemical or biological samples. Culture tubes are test tubes used in biology and related sciences for handling and culturing all kinds of live organisms, such as molds, seedlings, plant cuttings, etc.. Some racks for culture tubes are designed to hold the tubes in a nearly horizontal position, so as to maximize the surface of the culture medium inside.

Culture tubes for biology are made of clear plastic by injection molding and are discarded after use. Plastic test tubes with a screwtop cap are called'Falcon tubes' after a line manufactured by Becton Dickinson; some sources consider that the presence of a lip is what distinguishes a test tube from a culture tube. In clinical medicine, sterile test tubes with air removed, called vacutainers, are used to collect and hold samples of physiological fluids such as blood, urine and synovial fluid; these tubes are sealed with a rubber stopper, have a specific additive placed in the tube with the stopper color indicating the additive. For example, a blue top tube is a 5 ml test tube containing sodium citrate as an anticoagulant, used to collect blood for coagulation and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase testing. Small vials used in medicine may have a snap-top moulded as part of the vial. Test tubes are sometimes put to casual uses outside of lab environments, e.g. as flower vases, glassware for certain weak shots, or containers for spices.

They can be used for raising queen ants during their first months of development. Test tube holder Test tube brush Microtiter plate ARKive: image of 16×150 multi-color polypropylene test tubes

Mellow Yellow (album)

Mellow Yellow is the fourth album from British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the US in March 1967 (Epic Records LN 24239 / BN 26239, but not released in the UK because of a continuing contractual dispute that prevented Sunshine Superman from a UK release. In June 1967, a cross-section of both albums was released as Sunshine Superman in the UK. "Mellow Yellow" was the name of Donovan's hit single released the previous November. The songs on Mellow Yellow represent a transition in Donovan's writing. Donovan's songs had illustrated his infatuation with an ability to define the mid-sixties pop music scene. On Mellow Yellow this is still evident in "Sunny South Kensington", "Museum" and the title track, but is tempered with world-weary observations of that scene; the contractual problems that prevented the release of Donovan's music in the UK led him to write such songs as the resigned "Writer in the Sun", where he contemplates the possibility of his own forced retirement from the music industry at the age of 20.

Mickie Most's production and the arrangements of John Paul Jones accommodate these two divergent traits of Donovan's songwriting throughout Mellow Yellow. The peppier songs feature a diverse selection of instruments similar to Sunshine Superman and helped make a top 10 hit out of the title track on both sides of the Atlantic; the introspective ruminations feature sparse instrumentation that highlights Donovan's guitar playing and lyrics. On Mellow Yellow, Donovan gave a nod to his friend Bert Jansch on "House of Jansch", marking the third Donovan album in a row that paid tribute to the British folk personage. John Cameron played blues piano and undertook arrangements. Paul McCartney provided background vocals on at least one of the tracks, he is uncredited for his work. According to a recent biography, the album was a significant influence on Nick Drake; the track "Museum" was covered by Herman's Hermits on their 1967 album release Blaze. On 24 October 1994, EMI released Four Donovan Originals in the UK.

Four Donovan Originals is a compact disc box set containing four Donovan albums that were not released in the UK. Mellow Yellow is disc. On 16 January 2001, Collectables Records released Mellow Yellow/Wear Your Love Like Heaven, which contained all of Mellow Yellow and the first record of A Gift from a Flower to a Garden, Wear Your Love Like Heaven. On 24 May 2005, EMI reissued Mellow Yellow with ten bonus tracks. On 24 September 2010, Sony Music Entertainment reissued Mellow Yellow as part of a 3-CD set with The Hurdy Gurdy Man and Barabajagal On 1 October 2018, The state51 Conspiracy reissued Mellow Yellow in the UK and Ireland on LP. All tracks by Donovan Leitch. Songs marked. Side one "Mellow Yellow" – 3:47 "Writer in the Sun" – 4:33 + "Sand and Foam" – 3:19 "The Observation" – 2:23 "Bleak City Woman" – 2:24Side two "House of Jansch" – 2:43 "Young Girl Blues" – 3:45 "Museum" – 2:54 "Hampstead Incident" – 4:41 + "Sunny South Kensington" – 3:48 + The ten tracks as on the original release plus the following bonus tracks: "Epistle to Dippy" – 3:11 "Preachin' Love" – 2:40 "Good Time" – 1:54 "There is a Mountain" – 2:36 + "Superlungs" – 3:17 "Epistle to Dippy" – 3:13 + "Sidewalk" – 2:29 "Writer in the Sun" – 3:30 "Hampstead Incident" – 3:52 "Museum" – 3:49 Donovan – acoustic guitar, vocals John Cameron – piano, organ celesta, arrangements John Paul Jones – Bass guitar, arrangement Danny Thompson, Spike Heatley – bass Phil Seamon – drums Bobby Orr – drums John McLaughlin – rhythm guitar Joe Moretti – rhythm guitar Danny Mosssaxophone Ronnie Ross – saxophone Big Jim Sullivan – electric guitar Eric Ford – electric guitar Shawn Phillipssitar Pat Hallingviolin Harold McNairflute Jimmy Page – electric guitar Tony Carrpercussion, drums Mickie Most – producer Mellow Yellow - Donovan Unofficial Site Mellow Yellow at MusicBrainz

Manuel Mora Morales

Manuel Mora Morales is a Canarian writer and editor. He completed his studies at the University of La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, he is the president of the Asociación de Editores de Canarias. He wrote several works including: Mitos y leyendas de las Islas Canarias. Todo sobre el libro, essay. Iballa, roman. El libro de Barbuzano, Biography. La conversación, fiction. El libro de los guachinches, ethnography. El libro del gofio, ethnography. Historia de Tenerife, History. Historia de Gran Canaria, History.*El corazón de La Gomera, book. La leyenda del Garajonay, Children's Fantasy. La emigración canaria a Cuba and essay. Los canarios film. Con la mano en el agua, film. La emigración canaria a Puerto Rico, film. La emigración canaria a Venezuela, film. La emigración canaria a Uruguay y Argentina, film. La emigración canaria a Santo Domingo, film. Tenerife paso a paso, book. Gran Canaria paso a paso, book. Playas, film. El extraño caso del correíllo La Palma, film. El patrimonio marítimo de Canarias, documentary film.

El Hierro, el corazón y la memoria, film. Official blog of Manuel Mora Morales

Chinese Voice

Chinese Voice is a Cantonese and English language radio network based in Auckland, New Zealand. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of World TV, an Asian language television and radio company, consists of three station set up between 2003 and 2010, it produces more than 80 hours of local content each week, including live talkback on news stories, migrant issues, political developments and dealing with New Zealand Government agencies. The stations broadcast imported talk and music programmes from China and Hong Kong. Chinese Radio FM 99.4 Chinese: FM99.4中文電台, Auckland's only Cantonese language radio station, focuses on news and programmes from Hong Kong, but is geared towards Cantonese-speaking communities from Canton and Malaysia as well. AM936, New Zealand's only Mandarin-language radio station, aims to appeal to New Zealanders of Chinese heritage regardless of their age, gender, employment status occupation or interests. Chinese Radio FM 104.2, an English language and Chinese language radio station, broadcasts news with a Chinese worldview, information about modern China and documentaries about the modern world.

The network broadcasts worldwide online, nationwide on Sky TV, in Auckland on terrestrial radio frequencies. It claims to reach 150,000 New Zealanders of a Chinese origin, it has accepted a role in broadcasting public messages to Cantonese and Mandarin speaking communities during Civil Defence emergencies. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management runs Chinese language advertisements on the network, reminding people to be prepared for natural disasters and other emergency situations; this is part of the Get Ready Get Thru programme, which aims to reach the widest possible reach of people living in New Zealand. Chinese Voice's parent company, World TV, was set up in June 2000 to take advantage of the infrastructure and viewing quality of the launched Sky TV digital platform, reach the country's growing Asian population; the proportion of New Zealanders of Asian origin doubled between 1991 and 2001, with the fastest increase being in Auckland's Chinese population. More than 80,000 New Zealanders speak Chinese and at least one other language, including 36,000 who speak Yue dialects like Cantonese.

32,000 New Zealanders can only speak Chinese, including 10,000 who can only speak Yue dialects like Cantonese. Many are multilingual; the company set up Chinese Voice stations over several years as it acquired new terrestrial radio frequencies in Auckland. Cantonese language radio station Chinese Radio FM 99.4 Chinese: FM99.4中文電台 was launched as Real Good Life in 2003, Standard Chinese station AM936 was launched as New Supremo in 2004. Chinese Voice Broadcasting was set up to run both stations. Chinese Radio FM 104.2, an English language and Chinese language radio station, began as Radio 9 in 2010. It is a joint venture between World TV and Chinese state-owned international broadcaster China Radio International, but operates as part of the Chinese Voice network. Bevan Chuang, an Auckland Chinese community leader born in Hong Kong, was a Chinese Radio FM 104.2 host between 2011 and 2013. During the 2013 local elections she interviewed candidates for Auckland Council positions, like Orakei ward councilor Cameron Brewer, on her radio programme.

At the same time she was serving as chairwoman of the Asian Women and Family Trust, was a member of the council's Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, was standing for the Albert-Eden Local Board. After the election, it emerged she was in a sexual relationship with Auckland mayor Len Brown, in what was described as "the biggest sex scandal in New Zealand public life". Brown had been reelected for a second term as mayor, while she had failed to win election to the local board. Chuang revealed to blogger Cameron Slater she had been a mistress to the mayor, married and had children; this had followed her public appeal for a sperm donor, in an effort to conceive a child during the Year of the Dragon. In 2014 the Broadcasting Standards Authority rejected a privacy complaint against Chinese Radio FM 99.4, over the NZ Life talkback programme. The complainant told the radio station about her young daughter's experience of having her tooth extracted; the woman said the dentist would not allow her to be in the operating room with her daughter, did not wear a mask, pinched her daughter, told her to swallow blood after the tooth extraction.

She asked the station not to identify her or her daughter. During one show, the hosts relayed the complainant's account and described the dentist's conduct as inappropriate. During another show, one host said he had visited the dentist, described a recording he had seen of the consultation and operation, said he no longer believed the dentist had acted inappropriately; the complainant argued. She further argued the host had misled the audience by providing untrue information about her daughter's experience, she believed Chinese Radio FM 99.4 had been inaccurate and unfair in its coverage of the story, had breached responsible programming standards, had excluded her viewpoint on a controversial issue. The authority found there had been no breach of privacy as the woman and her daughter were never identified, the complainant had failed to raise these other issues with the broadcaster, it found the dentist's disclosure of treatment information to the radio host was better dealt with by other agencies.

Chinese Radio FM 99.4 focuses on news and programmes from Hong Kong, targets Cantonese-speaking listeners from Hong Kong, Malaysia, southern China and southeast Asian. It began as Real Good Life in 2003, broadcasting on 95.8 FM. When The Radio Network bought the frequency for Flava in 20

Melchizedek priesthood (Latter Day Saints)

The Melchizedek priesthood is the greater of the two orders of priesthood recognized in Mormonism. The other is the Aaronic priesthood; the Patriarchal priesthood, sometimes confused as a separate priesthood was explained by Boyd K. Packer, an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as: The patriarchal order is not a third, separate priesthood. Whatever relates to the patriarchal order. "All other authorities or offices in the church are appendages to priesthood." The patriarchal order is a part of the Melchizedek Priesthood which enables endowed and worthy men to preside over their posterity in time and eternity. The Melchizedek priesthood is referred to as the high priesthood of the holy order of God and the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God, or as the high priesthood. In Mormonism, unlike most other Christian denominations, the Melchizedek priesthood is thought to be held by common mortals and not by either pre-Aaronic priests such as Melchizedek, or Jesus alone, as most Christians interpret the Epistle to the Hebrews.

According to Joseph Smith, the name of this priesthood became Melchizedek "because Melchizedek was such a great high priest" and "to avoid the too frequent repetition" of the "name of the Supreme Being". Smith taught that this priesthood was on the earth since Adam received it and conferred it upon his sons Abel and Seth, it was conferred successively upon the early biblical patriarchs. Through it Enoch led his people to become so righteous and obedient that they qualified to be translated as the City of Enoch. Noah held this priesthood, as did Abraham and Jacob, it remained on earth until the time of Moses, who received it "under the hand of his father-in-law, Jethro" and it would have been given to the Israelites if they had been worthy of it and had not "hardened their hearts". Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery said they were visited by John the Baptist, who laid his hands on their head and gave them the Aaronic priesthood. In contrast, he never gave a description of any vision in which he saw an angel separately confer the Melchizedek priesthood.

However, by the turn of the 20th century, Latter Day Saint theologians believed that such a separate ordination by angels had occurred prior to the organization of the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830. This was because the early church organization contained the office of elder, which at least by 1835 was considered an office of the Melchizedek priesthood; as evidence for such a pre-organization angellc conferral, writers referred to a revelation in which Smith said he heard "The voice of Peter and John in the wilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna county, Colesville, Broome county, on the Susquehanna river, declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom, of the dispensation of the fulness of times!" Smith and Cowdery were visited by the three angels in 1829 and that they conferred the Melchizedek priesthood in the same way John the Baptist had conferred the Aaronic priesthood. However, the official church history, supervised or written by Smith, states that "the authority of the Melchizedek priesthood was manifested and conferred for the first time upon several of the Elders" during a General Conference in early June 1831.

When Smith's official history was first published in 1902, the compiler B. H. Roberts thought that this was a mistake, because it would not be consistent with the common Mormon belief that the priesthood had been conferred prior to the church's founding in 1830. On the other hand, some recent Mormon historians accept Smith's history as correct and consistent with other historical records showing that other Mormons present at the conference dated the restoration of the Melchizedek priesthood to 1831; this conference had been a significant event in the early church history, coming soon after the conversion of Sidney Rigdon, who believed that Mormon missionaries lacked the necessary power to adequately preach the gospel. Thus, in January 1831, Smith issued a revelation where he wrote that after Mormons relocated to Kirtland, they would "be endowed with power from on high" and "sent forth". In a revelation given to an individual, Smith assured the man that "at the conference meeting he be ordained unto power from on high".

One of Smith's associates, present at the conference expressed the view that this ordination "consisted the endowment--it being a new order--and bestowed authority", that year, an early convert who had left the church claimed that many of the Saints "have been ordained to the High Priesthood, or the order of Melchizedek. In 1835, the historical record was muddled a bit when the first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants altered pre-1831 revelations to make a distinction between the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods, to classify the offices of elder and apostle as part of the Melchizedek priesthood. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest Latter Day Saint denomination, the Melchizedek priesthood is one of two governing priesthoods, given as a matter of course to worthy male members 18 years and older. No exact rule exists about. Ordination is based on the recipient's age and worthiness and does not require any specific training or aptitude. A candidate for this ordination is interviewed and counseled to study the 84th, 107th, 121st sections of the Doctrine and Covenants to begin to understand the oath an

X-treme Express

This video game related article is a stub. You can help wikipedia by expanding it. X-treme Express is a video game for released for the PlayStation 2 on February 21, 2001, in Japan and on March 18, 2002, in Great Britain, it has been released in Australia. It was published by Midas Interactive Entertainment; the game is about racing trains, which vary from North America and other parts of the world. The goal in Grand prix mode is to get to the finish line first, although on each track you race to the end and in reverse in two different races; the other modes are Tour, in which you complete a number of tests and scenarios to unlock more trains. The difficulty setting can be changed to suit the player's skill level and on the easiest mode the train will never derail by cornering. On the harder modes, if the player does not slow down and move the center of gravity meter to counteract the G-forces of the corners, the train will derail. There over 80 trains in the game, some of which are themed, 10 tracks to race on