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Tumucumaque Mountains National Park

The Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is situated in the Amazon Rainforest in the Brazilian states of Amapá and Pará. It is bordered to the north by French Suriname. Tumucumaque was declared a national park on August 23, 2002, by the Government of Brazil, after collaboration with the WWF, it is part of the Amapá Biodiversity Corridor, created in 2003. The conservation unit is supported by the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program. Tumucumaque Mountains National Park has an area of more than 38,800 square kilometres, making it the world's largest tropical forest national park and larger than Belgium; this area reaches 59,000 square kilometres when including the bordering Guiana Amazonian Park, a national park in French Guiana. This combination of protected areas is still smaller than the three national parks system in the Brazil-Venezuelan border, where the Parima-Tapirapeco, Serranía de la Neblina and Pico da Neblina national parks have a combined area of over 73,000 square kilometres, but the latter is smaller if the Tumucumaque Mountains National Park and the adjacent Guiana Amazonian Park is combined with large neighbouring protected areas in northern Pará, such as Grão-Pará Ecological Station, Maicuru Biological Reserve, many others.

The importance is that this makes the Guiana Shield one of the best protected and largest ecological corridor of tropical rainforests in the world. It is an uninhabited region and is of high ecological value: most of its animal species fish and aquatic birds, are not found in any other place in the world, it is a habitat for jaguars, aquatic turtles, harpy eagles. The highest point of the Brazilian state of Amapá is located reaching 701 meters; the climate is tropical monsoon, common in areas of northern Brazil in transition from biomes to the Amazon Forest. It has an average temperature of 25 °C and accumulated rainfall ranging from 2,000 to 3,250 mm per year. Mozilla Firefox code-named the beta of Firefox 4 Tumucumaque. Amazon natives use Google Earth, GPS to protect rainforest home Conservation International - Mountains of Tumucumaque Mountains National Park: Setting a New Conservation Standard

Lincoln O'Barry

Lincoln O'Barry is an American director and animal rights activist. O'Barry is known for the Animal Planet series Blood Dolphins, he is the son of former Flipper dolphin trainer. O'Barry was born and raised in Coconut Grove, United States, his father, Richard O'Barry was the original trainer for the Flipper television series. O'Barry works with his father on the re-release of captive dolphins in such places as Colombia, Solomon Islands, Nicaragua and the United States, he volunteers for an organization that aims to free captive dolphins. O'Barry produced and starred in the television mini-series Blood Dolphins. O'Barry acted as Richard O'Barry's assistant for the Academy Award-winning film, The Cove. O'Barry traveled to the remote Solomon island of Malaita, visited the small dolphin hunting village of Bita’ama, where dolphins were hunted for their teeth and meat, he along with his father were able to negotiate an end to the 800-year-old slaughter. After viewing a YouTube video of four dolphins shipped from Taiji in a swimming pool at a home in Egypt, O'Barry went to Hurghada Egypt to rally local support and get the dolphins moved into a bigger tank.

The Minister of Environment issued a statement that no more wild caught mammals would be imported into the country. O'Barry helped design and build the first permanent dolphin rehabilitation center in Kemujan, Karimun Jawa, he worked with local NGO Jakarta Animal Aid Network. After much campaigning, the Minister of Forestry declared the Dolphin Circus to be illegal and shut down. None of the circus dolphins have been released in Karimun Jawa. Blood Dolphins, "Return To Taiji" Blood Dolphins, "The Solomon's Mission" Blood Dolphins, "Saving the Solomons" Fleiss and Lincoln O’Barry will produce under Next Films and BayRock Media Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Ellis drainhole

The Ellis drainhole is the earliest-known complete mathematical model of a traversable wormhole. It is a static, spherically symmetric solution of the Einstein vacuum field equations augmented by inclusion of a scalar field ϕ minimally coupled to the geometry of space-time with coupling polarity opposite to the orthodox polarity: The solution was found in 1969 by Homer G. Ellis, independently around the same time by Kirill A. Bronnikov. Bronnikov pointed out that a two-dimensional analog of the topology of the solution is a hyperboloid of one sheet, that only use of the antiorthodox coupling polarity would allow a solution with such a topology. Ellis, whose motivation was to find a nonsingular replacement for the Schwarzschild model of an elementary gravitating particle, showed that only the antiorthodox polarity would do, but found all the solutions for either polarity, as did Bronnikov, he studied the geometry of the solution manifold for the antiorthodox polarity in considerable depth and found it to be composed of two asymptotically flat three-dimensional regions joined at a two-sphere, singularity-free, devoid of one-way event horizons, geodesically complete, asymptotically flat in each direction of recession from the hole in the middle, gravitationally attractive on one side of the drainhole and more repulsive on the other, equipped with a timelike vector field he interpreted as the velocity field of an'ether' flowing from rest at infinity on the attractive side, down into the drainhole and out to infinity on the repulsive side,'creating' gravity by accelerating all the way, traversable through the drainhole in either direction by photons and test particles.

A paper by Chetouani and Clément gave the name "Ellis geometry" to the special case of a drainhole in which the ether is not flowing and there is no gravity, as did a letter to an editor by Clément. This special case is referred to as the "Ellis wormhole"; when the full-blown drainhole is considered in its role as the prototypical traversable wormhole, the name of Bronnikov is attached to it alongside that of Ellis. Imagine two euclidean planes, one above the other. Pick two circles of the same radius, one above the other, remove their interiors. Now glue the exteriors together at the circles, bending the exteriors smoothly so that there is no sharp edge at the gluing. If done with care the result will be the catenoid C pictured at right. Next, picture the whole connected upper and lower space filled with a fluid flowing with no swirling into the hole from above and out the lower side, gaining speed all the way and bending the lower region into a more conical shape than is seen in C. If you imagine stepping this movie up from flat screen to 3D, replacing the planes by euclidean three-spaces and the circles by spheres, think of the fluid as flowing from all directions into the hole from above, out below with directions unchanged, you will have a pretty good idea of what a'drainhole' is.

The technical description of a drainhole as a space-time manifold is provided by the space-time metric published in 1973. The drainhole metric solution as presented by Ellis in 1973 has the proper-time forms where d Ω 2 = d ϑ 2 + 2 d φ 2 and T = t + 1 c ∫ f 1 − f 2 d ρ; the solution depends on two parameters, m and n, satisfying the inequalities 0 ≤ m < n but otherwise unconstrained. In terms of these the functions f and r are given by and in which The coordinate ranges are Asymptotically, as ρ → ∞, These show, upon comparison of the drainhole metric to the Schwarzschild metric where, in geometrized units, that the parameter m is the analog for the drainhole of the Schwarzschild mass parameter M. On the other side, as ρ → − ∞, The graph of r below exhibits these asymptotics, as well as the fact that, corresponding to ρ = 2 M (where the Schwarzschild metric has its notorious one-way event horizon separating the exterior, where ρ > 2 M, from the black hole interior, where ρ < 2

Country Classics (album)

Country Classics is a compilation album by country pop singer Juice Newton. It was released by EMI America Records on December 3, 2002; the album comprises four songs taken from her "breakthrough" album Juice, four from her follow-up album Quiet Lies, two each from her pre-Juice albums Take Heart and Well Kept Secret, the title song from Come to Me. Two songs featured in this compilation, "It's a Heartache" and "Let's Keep It That Way" had hitherto been released only as singles, the latter being Newton's first top 40 country hit; the CD includes the rare "country single mix" of "The Sweetest Thing", which replaced the string arrangement with a steel guitar. This is the only commercial CD to include this version

Orrin Evans

Orrin Evans is an American jazz pianist. Evans was raised in Philadelphia, he attended Rutgers University, studied with Kenny Barron. He worked as a sideman for Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks, Lenora Zenzalai-Helm, released his debut as a leader in 1994, he signed with Criss Cross Jazz in 1997. He was awarded a 2010 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Evans was named the new pianist in The Bad Plus replacing Ethan Iverson. Evans is married to Dawn Warren Evans, his manager and an occasional vocalist. Orrin Evans at Allmusic Orrin Evans Discography Official website Live recording of concert with the Bill McHenry Quartet at the Village Vanguard

List of MPs elected to the English parliament in 1659

This is a list of Members of Parliament in the Third Protectorate Parliament under the Commonwealth of England which began at Westminster on 27 January 1659, was held until 22 April 1659. This Parliament was called by Richard Cromwell and was dissolved by him after three months, shortly before he was turned out of the Protectorship; the parliament was succeeded by a restoration of the last parliament called by Royal Authority, the Long Parliament called on 3 November 1640, but subsequently reduced to the Rump parliament under Pride's Purge. This summoned a new Convention Parliament to meet on 25 April 1660, which called back the King, restored the Constitution in Church and State; this list contains details of the MPs elected in 1659. The preceding First and Second Protectorate Parliaments had excluded a number of Rotten Boroughs and given representation to several towns including Manchester and Halifax and to the county and city of Durham; the Third Protectorate Parliament reverted to the earlier full representation for England but still included representatives from Scotland and Ireland.

List of MPs elected to the English parliament in 1654 List of MPs elected to the English parliament in 1656 List of Parliaments of England Third Protectorate Parliament Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803, London: Thomas Hansard, 1808 Willis, Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660... London, pp. onepage&q&f&#61, false 285–300