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Kent Group National Park

Kent Group National Park is located in Bass Strait covering the Kent Group islands of Tasmania, Australia. The islands cover an area of 23.74 km2 while the marine reserve component of the national park which surrounds the islands cover 290 km2. The islands have a rich Aboriginal cultural heritage with human occupation of the area estimated to date back between 8,000 and 13,000 years; the establishment of sealer settlements by Europeans in Eastern Bass Strait, including Kent Group, were amongst the earliest outside Sydney Cove. A lighthouse was constructed on Deal Island in 1848, with permanent human habitation until its deactivation in 1992; however parts of the islands were subject to grazing cattle until as recent as 1996, with Dover Island least impacted by human activities. Kent Group has a high diversity of fish species due to the convergence of influences including the East Australian Current and westerly flow of Bass Strait; the marine reserve area east of Deal Island prohibits fishing.

Protected areas of Tasmania Kent Group National Park website

The Net (American TV series)

The Net is an American drama series based on the 1995 film of the same name. The series starred Brooke Langton as Angela Bennett, the character Sandra Bullock played in the film. Produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, the series aired for one season on the USA Network from July 18, 1998 until canceled on March 27, 1999. Computer expert Angela Bennett, accidentally receives a top secret email with information about an elite terrorist organization called the Praetorians. Angela soon discovers that the Praetorians' goal is to take control of people's lives through the use of computers; the Praetorians become aware of Angela's knowledge of them and steal her identity, placing her new identity on the F. B. I.'s Ten Most Wanted List. Angela, with the help of an unidentified person named "The Sorcerer", sets out to stop the Praetorians and win back her true identity while staying one step ahead of both the F. B. I. and the Praetorians. Brooke Langton as Angela Bennett Joseph Bottoms as Sean Trelawney Tim Curry as the Voice of the Sorcerer Eric Szmanda as Jacob "Sorcerer" Resh Bruce Abbott as Agent Walter Cizelski Kelli Taylor as Anna Kelly Mackenzie Gray as Greg Hearney Jim Byrnes as Mr. Olivier Dion Luther as Mr. White/Michael White Jack Coleman as Dr Steven Graf Keegan Connor Tracy as Nadine Jeffrey Combs as Max Copernicus Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Brody Jeremy Renner as Ned The stunt coordinator for the series was David Jacox.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 2 on May 15, 2006. It was released on DVD in Region 4 on 21 March 2006; the order of the episodes on the DVD release differs from the order in which they were aired on television. Mill Creek Entertainment released The Net: The Complete Series on DVD; the Net on IMDb The Net at TV.com

John Colbatch (apothecary)

Sir John Colbatch was an English apothecary and physician. Beginning as an apprentice, rising through freeman to master apothecary in the Worcester Mercer's Company, he went to London in the early 1690s. Bringing proof of his disfranchisement, dated 23 May 1696, he was examined, admitted as a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians on 22 December 1696, he was knighted by George I on 5 June 1716, died at an advanced age 15 January 1729, leaving his estate to his wife, Elizabeth. Colbatch offered his services to the "Charitable Society for relieving the Sick and Needy" in early 1716, which went on to found Westminster Hospital. Colbatch became famous in London for his medicines: a "Vulnerary Powder", with the power to stop bleeding without application of a tourniquet, "Tincture of the Sulphur of Venus", which speeded healing. While initially successful on a trial involving a dog, the powder caused severe burns without slowing the bleeding when applied to humans. Colbatch's detractors claimed this was due to the powder's caustic nature, while Colbatch claimed it was due to improper application of the medicine to the wounds.

Colbatch resisted the common view that medicines were so-called "alkalies" which countered "acidic" diseases, instead claiming that disease was "alkaline", best treated by "acids". This became a vicious "pamphlet war" between Colbatch and his supporters against William Coward, Thomas Emes and others over the acidity or alkalinity of his cures, over whether the diseases themselves were acid or alkaline; this public disagreement in turn spawned a spate of satires concerning the so-called "Acidists and Alkalists". Colbatch was a voluminous writer, but his works were not always considered to be of the highest class, as evidenced by the following verse, which compares Colbatch to Thomas Saffold, mocked by literary enthusiasts for his short, rhyming advertisements; the New Light of Chirurgery. 12mo. Lond. 1695. Physico-Medical Essays concerning Alkali and Acid in the case of Distempers. 8vo. Lond. 1696. On the Causes and Cure of Gout. 8vo. Lond. 1697. Extraordinary Cure of the Bite of a Viper by Acids. 8vo.

Lond. 1698. A Collection of Tracts Chirurgical and Medical. 8vo. Lond. 1700. A Scheme for Proper Methods to be taken. 8vo. Lond. 1721. Observations on the Scheme published. 8vo. Lond. 1721. A Dissertation concerning Mistletoe, a remedy in Convulsive Distempers. 8vo. Lond. 3rd Edition, 1723. Colbatch’s Legacy. 8vo. Lond. 1733. AttributionThis article is drawn from "John Colbatch", William; the Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Which is in the Public Domain. Stephen, Leslie, ed.. "Colbatch, John". Dictionary of National Biography. 11. London: Smith, Elder & Co. OpenLibrary page

Lectionary 204

Lectionary 204, designated by siglum ℓ 204 is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. Scrivener labelled it by 212evl; the manuscript has complex context. The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Luke lectionary, on 305 parchment leaves; the text is written in one column per page, 10 lines per page. It contains musical notes. According to Scrivener it is "a beautiful copy". There are daily lessons from Easter to Pentecost. Scrivener and Gregory dated it to the 11th century, it has been assigned by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research to the 11th century. The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory. Gregory saw it in 1883; the manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament. The codex is located in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. List of New Testament lectionaries Biblical manuscript Textual criticism Gregory, Caspar René. Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1.

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National Union of General Workers

The National Union of General Workers is the shortened, English title of the National Union of General Workers National Council, a national labour union council established in 1991. NUGW is affiliated to the National Trade Union Council, the smallest of the three national labour federations in Japan; as of September 2010 the NUGW had around 7000 members. The NUGW acts as an umbrella organization encompassing 40 autonomous general unions and trade unions, including the National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu, a union which represents workers in southern Tokyo and Eastern Japan; the union works to raise awareness of problems faced by all workers in Japan, including foreign/migrant workers, to improve members' working conditions and bargaining power and to inform members of their rights under Japanese labour law. Activities include strikes and leafleting, filing injunctions and arguing cases at Labour Commissions and District Courts on issues such as fixed-term contracts, the non-enrollment of employees into Social Insurance, illegal outsourcing of Assistant Language Teachers by public schools, unfair dismissals due to one-year contracts.

Labor unions in Japan Zenrokyo General Union University Teachers Union