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Twisted pair

Twisted pair cabling is a type of wiring in which two conductors of a single circuit are twisted together for the purposes of improving electromagnetic compatibility. Compared to a single conductor or an untwisted balanced pair, a twisted pair reduces electromagnetic radiation from the pair and crosstalk between neighboring pairs and improves rejection of external electromagnetic interference, it was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. A twisted pair can be used as a balanced line, which as part of a balanced circuit can reduce the effect of noise currents induced on the line by coupling of electric or magnetic fields; the idea is that the currents induced in each of the two wires are nearly equal. The twisting ensures that the two wires are on average the same distance from the interfering source and are affected equally; the noise thus produces a common-mode signal which can be cancelled at the receiver by detecting the difference signal only, the latter being the wanted signal. Common-mode rejection starts to fail on untwisted wires when the noise source is close to the signal wires.

This problem is apparent in telecommunication cables where pairs in the same cable lie next to each other for many miles. Twisting the pairs counters this effect as on each half twist the wire nearest to the noise-source is exchanged. Provided the interfering source remains uniform, or nearly so, over the distance of a single twist, the induced noise will remain common-mode; the twist rate makes up part of the specification for a given type of cable. When nearby pairs have equal twist rates, the same conductors of the different pairs may lie next to each other undoing the benefits of twisting. For this reason it is specified that, at least for cables containing small numbers of pairs, the twist rates must differ. In contrast to shielded or foiled twisted pair, UTP cable is not surrounded by any shielding. UTP is the primary wire type for telephone usage and is common for computer networking; the earliest telephones used telegraph lines. In the 1880s electric trams were installed in many cities.

Lawsuits being unavailing, the telephone companies converted to balanced circuits, which had the incidental benefit of reducing attenuation, hence increasing range. As electrical power distribution became more commonplace, this measure proved inadequate. Two wires, strung on either side of cross bars on utility poles, shared the route with electrical power lines. Within a few years, the growing use of electricity again brought an increase of interference, so engineers devised a method called wire transposition, to cancel out the interference. In wire transposition, the wires exchange position once every several poles. In this way, the two wires would receive similar EMI from power lines; this represented an early implementation of twisting, with a twist rate of about four twists per kilometre, or six per mile. Such open-wire balanced lines with periodic transpositions still survive today in some rural areas. Twisted-pair cabling was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1881. By 1900, the entire American telephone network was either twisted pair or open wire with transposition to guard against interference.

Today, most of the millions of kilometres of twisted pairs in the world are outdoor landlines and maintained by telephone companies, used for voice service. Unshielded twisted pair cables are found in many Ethernet networks and telephone systems. For indoor telephone applications, UTP is grouped into sets of 25 pairs according to a standard 25-pair color code developed by AT&T Corporation. A typical subset of these colors shows up in most UTP cables; the cables are made with copper wires measured at 22 or 24 American Wire Gauge, with the colored insulation made from an insulator such as polyethylene or FEP and the total package covered in a polyethylene jacket. For urban outdoor telephone cables containing hundreds or thousands of pairs, the cable is divided into small but identical bundles; each bundle consists of twisted pairs that have different twist rates as pairs having the same twist rate within the cable can still experience some degree of crosstalk. The bundles are in turn twisted together to make up the cable.

UTP is the most common cable used in computer networking. Modern Ethernet, the most common data networking standard, can use UTP cables. Twisted-pair cabling is used in data networks for short and medium-length connections because of its lower costs compared to optical fiber and coaxial cable; as UTP cable bandwidth has improved to match the baseband of television signals, UTP is now used in some video applications in security cameras. As UTP is a balanced transmission line, a balun is needed to connect to unbalanced equipment, for example any using BNC connectors and designed for coaxial cable. Twisted pair cables incorporate shielding in an attempt to prevent electromagnetic interference. Shielding provides an electrically conductive barrier to attenuate electromagnetic waves external to the shield; such shielding can be applied to individual quads. Individual pairs are foil shielded, while an overall cable may use any of braided screen or foil or braiding with foil; when shi

John Riley Banister

John Riley Banister was an American law officer and Texas Ranger. Banister was born in Banister Hollow, a small settlement located in Camden County, to become a local hub or center for surrounding communities, his parents were Mary Banister. According to biographical sources, all the Banisters were musicians and played fiddle, banjo and other instruments, they sang long ballads and played Irish and Scottish jigs and reels. Around 1863 John's father, after being wounded twice while serving in the Confederate Army, did not return home and instead moved to Texas and married Mary Catherine Miller, a young woman of mixed Anglo-Saxon and Native American descent, with whom he had six other children. Whether or not William had formally ended his marriage with Buchanan prior to marrying Miller is a fact not noted in any historical record. What inspired Banister to leave Banister Hollow is not clear, although oral history suggests that it was in part due to his mother's unhappiness and abusive treatment from an uncle named Argiles Hicks.

Further anecdotal evidence suggests that the wild, chaotic nature of the region was an influence, as, according to Leona Bruce and guerillas were a constant threat. Furthermore, the attraction to the West, the land where Banister's father had gone before, may have been the strongest impetus. Banister, at age thirteen, along with his brother, Will decided to leave their home to seek out their father in Texas. Not having a map or any kind of predefined route, one Spring night in 1867 the two boys did not return home from hunting at the Niangua River; this timing was chosen because the boys understood that their leaving would not have been permitted by their family and their grandfather would have followed them and punish them had he had sufficient warning. There is no historical or anecdotal record to suggest that the boys set foot in Banister Hollow again. Nor is there record to show how John and Will Banister traveled or what transpired during that time, although there is record of the boys asking other passing travelers at the earlier stages of their journey questions about how and where to cross the rivers, what kind of storms occurred in the Spring, how to plan a route and stay on track and where there might be danger from Native Americans.

They traveled nearly six-hundred miles alone, armed with only a single rifle, a small amount of lead and powder, a bag of Banister Hollow cornmeal. Four months after leaving Banister Hollow, the boys arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, a well-known town, a source of supplies for settlements in the surrounding region. After arriving in Fort Worth and his brother, after inquiring after their father from many strangers, were befriended by a man named Colonel Rufus Winn, a Confederate veteran. Winn, who had two young children with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Vaughn, was touched by the boys' tale and was concerned for their safety. Not wanting them to join outlaws and his wife took them in. On the Rufus Winn ranch Banister assisted Winn with all manner of chores and duties, within a short time became a vital family and community member. After driving cattle for the Rufus Winn Ranch near Menardville and the Sam Golson ranch in Coleman and Mason counties, Banister joined the Texas Rangers in Austin, Texas for Frontier Battalion service, which involved escorting murderer John Wesley Hardin to Comanche for trial, the capture of outlaw Sam Bass.

After leaving ranger service in 1881, John Banister moved to San Saba and returned to cattle driving until 1883, making drives to Kansas. In 1883 Banister settled on a ranch near Brownwood. After moving to Coleman to run a livery stable, the couple had six children. Mrs. Banister died in 1892, Banister married Emma Daugherty on September 25, 1894, in Goldthwaite. Banister and Daugherty had five children. Between 1889 and 1892, Banister accepted special assignments as a detective for the Santa Fe and other railroads. In 1892, he became a Treasury Agent assigned to help police the U. S.-Mexico border against cattle smugglers. After six years, he became inspector for the Texas Cattle Raisers Association, he was its first chief. Banister investigated cattle rustling for the association in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma until 1914, when he became sheriff of Coleman County. Banister's career is documented by a collection of his papers in the Southwest Collection of Texas Tech University. Documents detailing his investigations of cattle theft are valuable in detailing the longtime efforts of the cattlemen's association in protecting livestock.

Banister died of a stroke on August 1, 1918, in Coleman, was buried in Santa Anna. His wife took over his job and in so doing became the first female sheriff in the United States. Leona Bruce, Banister Was There Leona Bruce, Four Years in the Coleman Jail:Daughter of Two Sheriffs John D. Banister, Banister: A Greer Country Farm Family Handbook of Texas Online entry on BANISTER, JOHN RILEY The Sowerby Constables - Extracts from the accounts 1675-1708, lecture presented to the Halifax Antiquarian Society

Erotica UK

Erotica was an adult, consumer exhibition held each November at Olympia, London, UK. A mainstream ‘lifestyle show’ aimed at women and couples, where visitors were encouraged to celebrate or re-kindle their relationships with goods and services aimed to enhance their love lives. Erotica's organisers have claimed that it is the world's largest lifestyle show "for freethinking adults who are comfortable with their sexuality". Erotica has since shut its doors. Exhibitors, including many small- to medium-sized companies and sole traders, offered: fashion, lingerie, jewellery, photography, adult toys, books, DVDs, furniture and romantic gifts. Popular, free entertainment includes: stage shows that run several times each day and are produced by London's Torture Garden. Erotica is keen to promote safe and responsible sex, welcomes visitors of all persuasions – straight and transgender. Erotica's first show was at Olympia, London, in 1997 and has been an annual event there every November since then. Erotica Manchester had its first show at the G-Mex Centre in March 2003 but ticket sales were poor in 2005 despite attempts the previous year to attract visitors by having former Conservative Member of Parliament Neil Hamilton promote the event and the organisers did not return.

Erotica 2013 was held on 25-27 October 2013 at Tobacco Dock in London. Media related to Erotica UK at Wikimedia Commons Official website EROTICA 2009 EROTICA 2008 EROTICA 2007 EROTICA UK Profile

Emad El Nahhas

Emad El Nahhas is an Egyptian football coach and former player, the manager of the Al Mokawloon Al Arab SC. El-Nahhas finished his career at Al-Ahly Club after undertaking training several times. Al-Nahhas started his career at the Maghagha Youth Center, there are Zamil players like Ahmed Hassan, he moved to Aswan Club in 1996 at the age of 21, after it was tested by coach Mohamed Amer, the team's coach. After performing well for two seasons with Aswan, Al-Ismaily Club contracted Al-Nahhas in 1998 despite the interest of other clubs such as Al-Ahly, Zamalek and Al-Masry, it was German coach Frank Engel. Al-Nahhas crowned Al-Ismaili with the Egyptian League title in the 2001-2002 season, in that season he scored 5 goals; the people of the league win the team to participate in the 2003 African Champions League, in which Ismaily reached the final. Al-Nahhas bore the team’s captaincy in the first leg of the final against Nigerian club Enyimba, a game that ended in Ismaili’s 2-0 defeat; the team did not succeed in compensating in Ismailia, as it won the runners-up.

After spending 5 and a half seasons with Al-Ismaily, Al-Nahhas moved to the Saudi Al-Nasr Club in 2004 on loan for 6 months. Al-Nahas contract with Al-Ismaily ended after returning from loaning victory. In June 2004 Al-Ahly announced the inclusion of copper for three seasons, compared to 400,000 pounds in the season. Al-Ahly's transition to Al-Ahly angered some Ismaili fans, who considered his lending of the Saudi victory to Al-Ahly as a stop, but Al-Nahhas denied. The joining of Al-Nahhas during the rebuilding of Al-Ahly team led by the Portuguese coach, Manuel Jose, came after a bad period between 2000 and 2004; the most prominent faces that joined Al-Ahly at that time were Mohamed Abu Trika, Mohamed Barakat and Islam Al-Shater, as well as Al-Nahhas. And those new deals achieved many championships for Al-Ahly. Despite Imad Al-Nahhas’s skill but he plays as a defender, he scored 8 goals for the Al-Ahly club in the 2005-2006 season, three of them in the Al-Ahly match with Al-Ittihad FC, which ended 6-0 for Al-Ahly scored a skill goal in the Guineas club Renacimento in the League The 2006 African Champions that ended with Al-Ahly's victory 4-0, scored again in the Egypt Cup a goal against Zamalek in the match that ended 3-0 in favor of Al-Ahly.

He scored the decisive goal in the penalty shoot-out that awarded Al-Ahly the African Super Cup against the Tunisian coastal star. Imad Al-Nahas is well known for his trustworthiness inside the stadium. El-Nahhas went to administrative work after retiring, assuming the position of assistant director of the football club in Al-Ahly Club for the 2009-2010 season, after which he worked as vice president of the junior sector in the club until he resigned in May 2014, he took over the sporting director job of the Al-Merrikh SC in 2010 left the position after one year. He went after training, he took the position of coach for the first time in July 2014 when he became manager The technical club of Aswan Club, which competes in the Egyptian League, second division. In his first season with Aswan, the 2014-15 season, Al-Nahhas led the team to return to the Premier League after an 11-year absence, he managed to keep Aswan in the Premier League after the team finished fifteenth in the end of the 2015-16 season, 10 points behind the closest relegation teams.

With the start of the following season, the team suffered negative results that made it score only 5 points after 9 rounds passed, occupying the sixteenth place. This prompted Copper to resign in November 2016, he took over the training of the El Sharkia SC on February 8, 2017, stayed for 17 games, bad results led to his leave on July 31, 2018. He trained Al-Rajaa on September 28, 2017 after Khaled Al-Qashmakh's resignation after the team received its third consecutive defeat; the Board of Directors dismissed him on December 24, 2017 for poor results and the team finished last in the league standings. He took over the training of the Tanta SC on March 1, 2018, stayed for 7 games, bad start led to his quick leave on April 27, 2018, he took over the training of the Arab Contractors Club on October 24, 2018, to succeed resigner Alaa Nabil. As of match played 19 February 2020 Ismaily: Egyptian Premier League: 2001–02 Egyptian Super Cup: 2000Al Ahly: Egyptian Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 the third place: FIFA Club World Cup 2006 CAF Champions League: 2005, 2006, 2008 African Super Cup: 2006, 2007, 2009 Egyptian Soccer Cup: 2006, 2007 Egyptian Super Cup: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Aswan SC: Egyptian Second Division: 2015–16 Egyptian Second Division Emad El Nahhas – FIFA competition record El-Nahhas's goal against Renacimiento in African Champions League 2006 El-Nahhas's goal against Al-Ittihad Al-Iskandary in Egyptian League 2005–2006 Emad El Nahhas at Footballdatabase

Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business

Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business is a 1998 television science fiction film directed by Jeff Woolnough and starring Matt Battaglia, Chandra West, Jeff Wincott, Richard McMillan, Burt Reynolds. It was produced as a miniseries for a potential TV series. Like Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms, none of the actors or crew of the original returned, but all the cast and crew from the first sequel are present. In 1999, a theatrical sequel starring Jean-Claude Van Damme again, Universal Soldier: The Return, ignored the plotline of the two sequels. Luc Devereaux and Veronica Roberts continue their attempts to expose the Universal Soldier unit. After a hostage situation mistakenly leaves Veronica a fugitive, the two escape the city and go into hiding. Meanwhile, CIA Deputy Director Mentor and Dr. Walker are in the process of creating a powerful new Universal Soldier clone of Luc's brother, Eric, to assassinate him and Veronica. Matt Battaglia - Private Luc Deveraux Jeff Wincott - Eric Deveraux Burt Reynolds - Mentor Chandra West - Veronica Roberts Richard McMillan - Dr. Walker Roger Periard - McNally Juan Chioran - Charles Clifton Claudette Roche - Grace John F.

S. Laing - Martin Daniels Jovanni Sy - Max Aron Tager - John Deveraux James Kee - Jasper Lloyd Adams - Hugo Vince Corazza - Lowell Gerry Mendicino - Chief Thorpe Dan Duran - Freddie Smith Thomas Hauff - General Clancy John Stoneham Sr. - Sheriff Philip Williams - Scully Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business on IMDb Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business at Rotten Tomatoes

Charles Ashe à Court-Repington

General Charles Ashe à Court-Repington, born Charles Ashe à Court, was a senior British Army commander and politician. He was the third son of Sir William Ashe à Court, 1st Baronet of Heytesbury and educated at Eton College, he joined the army as an ensign in 1801 and progressed through the ranks to Lieutenant-general in 1851. After the death of his father in 1817 he and his brother were returned to Parliament in 1820 to represent Heytesbury but he resigned his seat after a few months. While serving as a major in the 1st Greek Light Infantry, Charles was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath on the occasion of King William IV's Coronation Honours, he was given the colonelcy of the 41st Regiment of Foot in 1848, which he held until his death in 1861 and was promoted full general on 20 February 1856. He succeeded his brother Edward Henry to Amington Hall, Warwickshire in 1855 and took additional name of Repington by royal licence to comply with the will of his cousin Charles Edward Repington of Amington.

He had married, in Palermo, Mary Elizabeth Catherine, the daughter and heiress of Abraham Gibbs, merchant, of Naples and Palermo. They had a daughter, his son Charles Henry Wyndham A'Court was MP for Wilton. His daughter Mary Elizabeth was an author and philanthropist, married Sidney Herbert 1st Baron Herbert of Lea. List of British Army full generals The History of Parliament – A’COURT, Charles Ashe