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Uintah County, Utah

Uintah County is a county in the U. S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 32,588, its county seat and largest city is Vernal. The county was named for the portion of the Ute Indian tribe. Uintah County is the largest natural gas producer in Utah, with 272 billion cubic feet produced in 2008; the Vernal, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Uintah County. Archeologi evidence suggests that portions of the Uinta Basin have been inhabited by Archaic peoples and Fremont peoples. By the time of recorded history its inhabitants were the Ute people; the first known traverse by non-Indians was made by Fathers Domínguez and Escalante, as they sought to establish a land route between California and Spanish America. By the early nineteenth century, occasional fur trappers entered the Basin. In 1831-32 Antoine Robidoux, a French trapper licensed by the Mexican government, established a trading post near present-day Whiterocks, he abandoned the effort in 1844. In 1847 the Great Salt Lake Valley, still a property of Mexico, was first colonized by Brigham Young and his followers.

In 1861 Young dispatched an exploring party to the Uinta Basin. Young made no further effort to colonize the area. In 1861 US President Abraham Lincoln created the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, reserved for the use and habitation of Utah and Colorado Indians. In the 1880s the Uncompahgre Reservation was created in the southern portion of present-day Uintah County. Ashley Valley was not part of either Reservation, by 1880 enough ranchers and farmers had settled there that the Territorial Legislature created Uintah County from portions of Sanpete and Wasatch counties, they established the county seat at Ashley, a now-abandoned settlement three miles north of the present courthouse in Vernal. Uintah County boundaries were altered in 1892, in 1917, in 1918, in 1919, it has remained in its present configuration since 1919. Gilsonite was discovered in 1888 in central Uintah County; this was on Reservation land, but miners pressured the US government to remove some 7000 acres for mining use. Mining and its associated activities boomed in that area.

The northern boundary of Uintah County extended to the north border of Utah. In 1918 the extreme northern portion was split off to form Utah. Uintah County lies on the east side of Utah, its eastern border abuts the western border of the state of Colorado. The Green River flows southwestward through the central part of the county, forms the lower part of Uintah County's border with Duchesne County. Two miles south of Ouray, Utah, it is joined by the Duchesne River, three miles farther down by the White River. Ten miles farther downstream it is joined by Willow Creek, flowing northward from the lower part of the county; the county terrain slopes to the south and to the west, with its highest parts found on the crests of the Uinta Mountains, running east–west across the north border. The maximum elevation along those crests is around 12,276'; the county has a total area of 4,501 square miles, of which 4,480 square miles is land and 22 square miles is water. Uintah County is centered in the Uintah Basin, which runs from western Colorado on the east to the Wasatch Mountains on the west, from the Uinta Mountains on the north to the Roan Plateau on the south.

This basin was formed by a prehistoric lake during the late Tertiary period. The county's geography ranges from high mountain terrain to the fertile Ashley Valley, to a rugged and desolate canyonland which includes the Dinosaur National Monument, to desolate and uninhabited hills in the south. Dyer Mine, 40°44′7.63″N 109°34′6.1″W, elevation: 9,852 feet MSL Little Water Mine, 40°32′15.37″N 109°49′20.54″W, elevation: 6,913 feet MSL Uteland Mine, 40°3′3.02″N 109°44′29.55″W, elevation 4,675 feet MSL As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 25,224 people, 8,187 households, 6,541 families in the county. The population density was 5.63/sqmi. There were 9,040 housing units at an average density of 2.02/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 87.73% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 9.38% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, 1.43% from two or more races. 3.54 % of the population was Latino of any race. There were 8,187 households out of which 44.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.10% were non-families.

17.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.45. The county population contained 34.60% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 19.30% from 45 to 64, 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over

Diluted disinfectants crisis (Romania)

Diluted disinfectants crisis in Romania since 2016 characterized a critical time in the evolution of the national health system, arose as a result of researching nonconformities in relation to legal rules, parameters of products disinfectants purchased and used in medical institutions in Romania. In the spring of 2016, the press revealed that the Romanian health system was used disinfectants diluted bought from Hexi Pharma, involved in a similar scandal back in 2006. After some of the victims of Colectiv nightclub fire died in nosocomial infections, the subject came to the attention of the press. Although their incidence was reported to be low and declining, it was known that those reports were false, actual results were anything artificially increased by admissions unnecessary of people who were suffering from diseases that require hospitalization. However, there were, for years, indications that some disinfectants used in hospitals do not meet the standards required. Thus, the activity report of the Directorate of Public Health Bucharest recorded receiving an address from the Public Health Department Arad, showing that found nonconforming product Polyiodine Scrub produced by Hexi Pharma.

Thor, another product Hexi Pharma had been tested in France in laboratories the competing ANIOS which found a different recipe than shown and dilution significant, but the information was not at the time. The same disinfectant, had been identified since 2006 as responsible for infecting newborns in a maternity hospital in Argeș County; the result was a series of criminal complaints on behalf of the manufacturer Farma University, which has since changed its name in Hexi Pharma. On May 6, 2016, around five hundred people protested in Bucharest, amid a severe sub financing of the health system in a country where thousands of Romanian specialists emigrate annually, bribery and informal payments are practices endemic in hospitals nationwide. On May 8, 2016, amid the scandal, Health Minister Patriciu Achimaș-Cadariu resigned. Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș assured the interim until the appointment of his successor, Vlad Voiculescu, on May 20, 2016. Scandalul Hexi Pharma. FRĂȚIA IOHANNIS - SRI, IPOTEZELE UNUI JURNALIST

CA Harvest Software Change Manager

CA Harvest Software Change Manager is a software tool for the configuration management of source code and other software development assets. The first CCC product was released in the early 70s and was designed as a project for a Defense Department contractor in Santa Barbara CA, it became the first commercially available CM tool. CCC was designed to manage all the components that went into an aircraft engine, seeing as the same engine was used by both the U. S. Air Force and U. S. Navy it required reliable parallel development; the first version of CCC/Harvest was commercially developed by Softool Corporation, a CM-focused software company founded in 1977 in Goleta, CA. Other CCC tools included CCC/DM Turnkey and CCC/QuickTrak. Softool was acquired in late 1995 by Platinum Technology, acquired in May 1999 by Computer Associates who added CCC/Harvest to their AllFusion suite. In 2002, the'CCC' part of the name was dropped, and'Change Manager' was added so it became known as AllFusion Harvest Change Manager.

This was changed to CA Harvest Software Change Manager. Change Packages: Harvest can provide both version control and change management; the developer makes changes in Harvest against a change package. The change package will consist of a number of files that the developer has either created or amended; this is the version control component of Harvest. Life Cycles: Once the developer is satisfied with his/her changes, the changes progress through a pre-defined life cycle. At all these stages of this "life cycle", the package must have approvals from the appropriate users or user groups; these approvals are recorded permanently for audit purposes. For example, a test manager may have to approve packages prior to moving to the TEST stage, the production change management team may have to approve packages prior to moving to the PROD state. Projects: Central to Harvest's philosophy is the concept of a Harvest "project". Projects are customizable according to an application's, organization's, or team's needs.

The term project refers to the entire control framework in Harvest and includes: A branch or separate line of development where changes can be isolated The definition of processes and how changes progress through the promotional life-cycle Access control for processes and file Endevor is the mainframe equivalent product from CA for source control and release management. Official website CMCrossroads open CA SCM forum CA SCM customer talks about upgrading to CA SCM r12 Hudson Plugin for CA SCM Trinem whitepaper discusses configuration management and Harvest CA SCM & Citrix CA SCM & Apache's ANT pureSCM highlights CA SCM

Dooly Building

The Dooly Building was an office building designed by architect Louis Sullivan in Salt Lake City, Utah, at 109 West Second South Street. It was one of four buildings. Built in 1892, it was demolished in 1964, it was described by the Historic American Buildings Survey as the best work by Sullivan in the west. The building's contractor was Bernard Henry Lichter. Tenants included a post office, the Alta Club, offices of architects and engineers; the Dooly Building was named for John E. Dooly, a member of the building's investment syndicate and a prominent civic leader; the six-story building used a structural steel frame, with a masonry facade and wood floor joists, fireproofed by cinder aggregate in the joist spaces. The exterior featured a sandstone storefront at street level, with a row of paired arched windows above; the top four floors were brick with paired sashes, the topmost pairs arched at the top. A plain overhanging cornice crowned the building; the main entrance was a deep arch at the center of the long elevation.

The rear walls were common brick, plainly detailed. Heating was provided by pot-belly stoves in each suite with flues in the building's columns; the McIntyre Building in Salt Lake City, designed by architect Richard Kletting, has been asserted to be "the earliest and best example of Sullivanesque architecture in the state" besides the Dooly Building. Historic American Buildings Survey No. UT-91, "Dooly Building, 109 West Second South Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT", 1 photo, 4 data pages http://saltlakearchitecture.blogspot.com/2009/03/dooly-building.html

Frontier: First Encounters

Frontier: First Encounters is a space trading and combat simulator video game developed by Frontier Developments and published by GameTek in 1995 for DOS. The player pilots a spaceship through a universe pursuing trading and other missions. First Encounters was the first game to use procedural texturing to generate the vegetation and other features on the planet surfaces. Mountain ranges and alien landscapes and visual effects all contributed to the atmosphere of the game; this third game in the Elite series, it is the direct sequel to Frontier: Elite II and was followed by Elite: Dangerous in 2014. First Encounters carried over the gameplay features from its immediate predecessor Frontier: Elite II, in that the game is a combination of trading, espionage, bombing and a variety of other military activities. Like Elite II, First Encounters features realistic Newtonian physics, the ability to seamlessly land on 1:1 scale planets in authentic 1:1 scale star systems, rival factions for which the player can perform missions, gaining or losing standing accordingly.

The game's graphics were an improvement on the previous game, introducing Gouraud shading and more extensive use of texture mapping. As well as employing the same open-ended gameplay of its predecessors, First Encounters features a storyline which takes the player through a series of events starting with the "Wiccan Ware Race" and missions concerning an alien race called the Thargoids; some of these missions can only be completed under specific circumstances, or with specific combat ratings. The missions take place between 3250 and 3255. Comparing First Encounters to earlier games in the series, creator David Braben said that where the original Elite was "basically just trading" and Elite II positioned the trading as "something to do while doing missions", the developers had done "almost no work" expanding the trading for First Encounters, as it was not seen as the focus of the game; the player's objective is instead to explore, have fun and "find out what's happening with the aliens", although how they achieve this would depend on how they played the game.

In addition to these now-established tenets of the Elite series, First Encounters added full motion video BBS character faces in the CD-ROM version and journals which report on happenings within the game's known universe mentioning the player's exploits. The game allows the player to earn special ships that are not available to buy; these ships are given as rewards for completing missions. First Encounters was the sequel to Frontier: Elite II, it was released by the financially struggling publisher, GameTek in Easter 1995. Due to being published in an incomplete state, the game was flawed in a number of respects on release; as FFE was riddled with many bugs, the game was extensively patched reissued as shareware but withdrawn from sale. This was followed by a lawsuit brought by David Braben against GameTek, accusing the publisher of forcing the studio to release the game too early; the lawsuit was settled out-of-court in 1999. As the official support has ended and the game being a DOS game, First Encounters has difficulty running with post-DOS operating systems such as Windows 95, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Only with DOS-emulators like DOSBox the game was playable. In 2000 Frontier Developments announced that FFE would be open-sourced under a GPL-similar license allowing ports, but this never happened. In response the community took up the support of the game, reverse engineered by John Jordan and ported for modern operating systems in October 2005. JJFFE was updated until December 2009 and was due to the source code availability, taken up by other community developers with improved ports like FFED3D or GLFFE. First Encounters was well reviewed, despite being released before the development team thought it was ready. While the game employed an advanced and realistic Newtonian mechanics flight model, rather than the original arcade-style engine, many players found it frustratingly difficult in combat. According to Frontier Developments the game shipped around 100,000 units. Frontier Developments Official Elite Website Penn, Gary. "Life, the Universe and First Encounters". PC Gamer. Future Publishing

Iran–Netherlands relations

Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Iran have existed since the 17th century. However, the relationship changed after the Iranian Revolution, but Persians and Dutch people are still allowed to live in each others countries.. Political relations between Persia and the Netherlands started under Shah Alexander of Persia I. In 1626, the first Persian ambassador to Holland, Mousa Beig presented his credentials at the States-General of the Netherlands. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Persian and Dutch royal families made various state visits to each other's countries; the Netherlands has condemned Iran over its nuclear program. In 2011, the Dutch Foreign Minister announced the suspension of official relations between the Netherlands and Iran, after the Dutch-Iranian Zahra Bahrami was executed in Iran. On June 7, 2018, the Netherlands expelled two Iranian diplomats accredited to the Iranian embassy. In response, Iran summoned the Dutch ambassador in July 2018. In January 2019, the government of the Netherlands accused Iran of having arranged the assassinations of two Dutch nationals of Iranian origin: Mohammad Reza Kolahi Samadi in 2015, Ahmad Molla Nissi in 2017.

The incident caused outcry both in the internationally. The Netherlands was formally one of Iran's leading trade partners in Europe. At least 65 Dutch companies have economic ties with the Islamic Republic. In spite of economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union, Shell, a UK-registered Anglo-Dutch oil company continues to buy billions in crude oil from Iran each year. In 1974, Persian students occupied the Persian Embassy in Wassenaar, out of protest against suppression and executions in Persia. Considering the 100 guilder fine too low a punishment for the students, the Persian government suspended all imports from Netherlands for a while. In 2008 Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of Iran's Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, warned the Netherlands not to air Geert Wilders' anti-Muslim film Fitna. Iran has criticised the Netherlands for funding Radio Zamaneh. During the 2009 public unrest and demonstrations in Iran, Majid Ghahremani, Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands, accused the Dutch government of interfering in Iran's internal affairs.

A Dutch foreign ministry spokeswoman said subsidies to the radio station would be continued, with the aim of improving the situation of human rights in Iran. Iran has accused the Netherlands of supporting terrorism in Iran. Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said "We can see an example of the wrong path of Western countries the Netherlands, in supporting terrorist groups... who have over 12,000 killings in their records," Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference, referring to the People's Mujahedin of Iran with its members in western Europe. In 2011 Iran established a series of cultural exhibits showing pictures featuring Iran's historical monuments and tourist attractions. Iranians in the Netherlands Anti-Iranian sentiment in the Netherlands Herbert, Thomas. Travels in Persia 1627-1629. Edited by Sir Williams Foster, London, 1928. Perzië Blokkert Import Uit Ons Land. Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, 19-04-1974. Meilink, M. A. P; the earliest Relations between Persia and the Netherlands.

"Persica", Vol. 6, 1974. Hotz, A. Journaal der reis van den gezant der O. I Compagnie, Joan Cunaus naar Perzië in 1651-1652 door Cornelis Speelman. Hist Gen. Utrecht, Amsterdam, 1980