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MV Seabourn Quest

MV Seabourn Quest is a luxury cruise ship in Seabourn Cruise Line. It was constructed by Italian shipbuilder T. Mariotti; the vessel entered service in June 2011. T. Mariotti constructed the ship at their shipyard in Italy. Seabourn Quest was built using same design as her preceding sister ships, the Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn, they are among the smallest cruise ships in operation with any major cruise company. Together, the three sister ships tripled the passenger capacity of the cruise line; the ship's name was chosen through a competition inviting submissions from the public between September and December 2009. From 2,100 submissions, "Quest" was selected by the company. From May 13, 2013 to June 2, 2013, Seabourn Quest was drydocked for a refit at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Work on the ship included 2 new additional cranes in outdoor spaces aft deck 6, 4 additional Zodiac cradles, rearrangement of incinerator room and increasing of retention capacity, installation of a new water ballast treatment system in engine room and minor mechanical and piping works in engine room and drydock.

Additional work included the ship’s marina being refitted to accommodate the Zodiac inflatables that will be used in Seabourn’s upcoming Antarctica cruises along with general upgrades and additions to the crew area that have been introduced on the Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn. This refit had no implications for the vessel's ice class; the refit involved only minor modifications to accommodate the Zodiacs. Media related to IMO 9483126 at Wikimedia Commons Official website "Small and shapely: Why a Seabourn Quest cruise is like a voyage on a private yacht" – review in the Daily Mail of a cruise on the Seabourn Quest

Pete Vandermeer

Peter Vandermeer is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger playing in the senior men's Chinook Hockey League with the Innisfail Eagles. Undrafted, Vandermeer played in two National Hockey League games during the 2007–08 season for the Phoenix Coyotes, he appeared with the Coyotes after signing with them mid-season on February 8, 2008, this after playing as the enforcer for their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. He played in 15 professional seasons in the American Hockey League, he is the older brother of fellow NHL player Jim Vandermeer. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or The Internet Hockey Database

Sarah Derrett

Sarah Derrett is a New Zealand Injury prevention academic, as of 2019 is a full professor at the University of Otago. After a 2001 PhD titled'Surgical prioritisation and patients: assessment and outcome' at the University of Otago, Derrett moved to the Massey University and back to Otago, rising to full professor in 2017. Murray, Christopher JL, Theo Vos, Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Abraham D. Flaxman, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati et al. "Disability-adjusted life years for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010." The lancet 380, no. 9859: 2197-2223. Vos, Abraham D. Flaxman, Mohsen Naghavi, Rafael Lozano, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati, Kenji Shibuya et al. "Years lived with disability for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010." The lancet 380, no. 9859: 2163-2196. Haagsma, Juanita A. Nicholas Graetz, Ian Bolliger, Mohsen Naghavi, Hideki Higashi, Erin C.

Mullany, Semaw Ferede Abera et al. "The global burden of injury: incidence, disability-adjusted life years and time trends from the Global Burden of Disease study 2013." Injury prevention 22, no. 1: 3-18. Derrett, Charlotte Paul, Jenny M. Morris. "Waiting for elective surgery: effects on health-related quality of life." International Journal for Quality in Health Care 11, no. 1: 47-57. Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Keith T. Palmer, Vanda E. Felli, Raul Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor et al. "Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: is it the job, the person, or the culture?." Pain® 154, no. 6: 856-863. Harcombe, David McBride, Sarah Derrett, Andrew Gray. "Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers." Australian and New Zealand journal of public health 33, no. 5: 437-441. Sarah Derrett publications indexed by Google Scholar


Wilhelm Storost, artistic name Vilius Storostas-Vydūnas known as Vydūnas, was a Prussian-Lithuanian teacher, humanist and Lithuanian writer, a leader of the Prussian Lithuanian national movement in Lithuania Minor, one of leaders of the theosophical movement in East Prussia. The Storost family was for centuries living in East-Prussia and Wilhelm was born in the village Jonaten, near Heydekrug, in the Kingdom of Prussia. Wilhelm Storost was the name on his German passport, while Vilimas or Vilius Storostas was the literature Lithuanian form used by himself, his family, other Lithuanians. "Vydūnas" was added to his surname as a pseudonym. Storost was married to Klara Füllhase. Storost was educated as teacher at the Präparandenanstalt in Pillkallen and at teacher seminar in Ragnit. From 1888 to 1892 he was a teacher in Kinten, when he went to teach at a boys school in Tilsit until 1912 and taught German, English and sports. In 1912 he left his teaching position in order to take up philosophical studies, which he took at the universities of Greifswald, Halle and Berlin.

1918/19 he taught Lithuanian at the Seminar for Oriental Languages in Berlin under the director Eduard Sachau. Back in Tilsit he dedicated himself to reestablishment of Lithuanian Culture folks songs and rural traditions, he wrote songs as well as theater plays. From 1933 on he worked in Memel at the music school. 1932 he wrote a book Sieben Hundert Jahren Deutsch-Litauischer Beziehung. His idea of understanding between folks groups did not please the Nazis and in 1933 the book was outlawed. 1938 he was shortly incarcerated, but because of protests released after two months. Together with nearly all of the people of East Prussia he was expelled during the Soviet take-over and lived in a refugee camp for some time, he died in West Germany. His grand nephews, Jürgen Storost explained, that Wilhelm Storost's answered his friend Viktor Falkenhahn, that "his use of the pen name Vydunas was his chosen anthroposophic mission. Vydūnas was active in the old Lithuanian pagan religion. However, he never declared the revival of the pagan religion as either his personal goal or a goal of Lithuanians, remaining a national leader but not a religious one.

His moral influence transcended the confines of being a typical political leader or a writer at his time. He was compared by biographers with national leaders in India of his time, such as Rabindranath Tagore or Mahatma Gandhi. Pantheistic universalism, not predefined with participating in any obligatory religious practice, was one of the leading ideas of his philosophy, gained him fame as a pioneer of both pagan revival and theosophy in Lithuania. Vydūnas was an ethical vegetarian, wrote several essays about his ethical choices. Vydūnas was nominated for the Nobel Prize by the Lithuanian Writers Association. In-line: General:Ernst Bahr, Kurt Forstreuter, Altpreussische Biographie. Bd. 2. Lfg. 6. Elwert: Marburg 1956, p. 764 Vydûnas' Vater. Zu Herkunft und Elternhaus des bedeutenden preußisch-litauischen Schriftstellers Wilhelm Storost-Vydûnas, Teil 1. In: Ostdeutsche Familienkunde, Band 12, 39. Jahrgang, Heft 3, Verlag Degener: July–September 1991, pp. 385–392. Vydûnas' Vater. Zu Herkunft und Elternhaus des bedeutenden preußisch-litauischen Schriftstellers Wilhelm Storost-Vydûnas, Teil 2.

In: Ostdeutsche Familienkunde, Band 12, 39. Jahrgang, Heft 4, Verlag Degener: October–December 1991, pp. 427–434. J. Storost:Vydunas in seinen letzten Lebensjahren, Ostdeutsche Familienkunde – Zeitschrift für Familiengeschichtsforschung, Band XIII – 41. Jg. Verlag Degener 1993, pp. 161–169, 193–196. Kintai Vydūnas Culture Centre The site of Vydūnas' society About Vydūnas Last months 1944–1945 in Powarben, East Prussia

Runcinated 5-cell

In four-dimensional geometry, a runcinated 5-cell is a convex uniform 4-polytope, being a runcination of the regular 5-cell. There are 3 unique degrees of runcinations of the 5-cell, including with permutations and cantellations; the runcinated 5-cell or small prismatodecachoron is constructed by expanding the cells of a 5-cell radially and filling in the gaps with triangular prisms and tetrahedra. It consists of 20 triangular prisms; the 10 tetrahedra correspond with the cells of its dual. Topologically, under its highest symmetry, there is only one geometrical form, containing 10 tetrahedra and 20 uniform triangular prisms; the rectangles are always squares because the two pairs of edges correspond to the edges of the two sets of 5 regular tetrahedra each in dual orientation, which are made equal under extended symmetry. E. L. Elte identified it in 1912 as a semiregular polytope. Runcinated 5-cell Runcinated pentachoron Runcinated 4-simplex Expanded 5-cell/4-simplex/pentachoron Small prismatodecachoron Two of the ten tetrahedral cells meet at each vertex.

The triangular prisms lie between them, joined to them by their triangular faces and to each other by their square faces. Each triangular prism is joined to its neighbouring triangular prisms in anti orientation; the runcinated 5-cell can be dissected by a central cuboctahedron into two tetrahedral cupola. This dissection is analogous to the 3D cuboctahedron being dissected by a central hexagon into two triangular cupola; the Cartesian coordinates of the vertices of an origin-centered runcinated 5-cell with edge length 2 are: An alternate simpler set of coordinates can be made in 5-space, as 20 permutations of: This construction exists as one of 32 orthant facets of the runcinated 5-orthoplex. A second construction in 5-space, from the center of a rectified 5-orthoplex is given by coordinate permutations of: Its 20 vertices represent the root vectors of the simple Lie group A4, it is the vertex figure for the 5-cell honeycomb in 4-space. The maximal cross-section of the runcinated 5-cell with a 3-dimensional hyperplane is a cuboctahedron.

This cross-section divides the runcinated 5-cell into two tetrahedral hypercupolae consisting of 5 tetrahedra and 10 triangular prisms each. The tetrahedron-first orthographic projection of the runcinated 5-cell into 3-dimensional space has a cuboctahedral envelope; the structure of this projection is as follows: The cuboctahedral envelope is divided internally as follows:Four flattened tetrahedra join 4 of the triangular faces of the cuboctahedron to a central tetrahedron. These are the images of 5 of the tetrahedral cells; the 6 square faces of the cuboctahedron are joined to the edges of the central tetrahedron via distorted triangular prisms. These are the images of 6 of the triangular prism cells; the other 4 triangular faces are joined to the central tetrahedron via 4 triangular prisms. These are the images of another 4 of the triangular prism cells; this accounts for half of the runcinated 5-cell, which may be thought of as the'northern hemisphere'. The other half, the'southern hemisphere', corresponds to an isomorphic division of the cuboctahedron in dual orientation, in which the central tetrahedron is dual to the one in the first half.

The triangular faces of the cuboctahedron join the triangular prisms in one hemisphere to the flattened tetrahedra in the other hemisphere, vice versa. Thus, the southern hemisphere contains another 5 tetrahedra and another 10 triangular prisms, making the total of 10 tetrahedra and 20 triangular prisms; the regular skew polyhedron, exists in 4-space with 6 squares around each vertex, in a zig-zagging nonplanar vertex figure. These square faces can be seen on the runcinated 5-cell, using all 20 vertices; the 40 triangular faces of the runcinated 5-cell can be seen as removed. The dual regular skew polyhedron, is related to the hexagonal faces of the bitruncated 5-cell; the runcitruncated 5-cell or prismatorhombated pentachoron is composed of 60 vertices, 150 edges, 120 faces, 30 cells. The cells are: 5 truncated tetrahedra, 10 hexagonal prisms, 10 triangular prisms, 5 cuboctahedra; each vertex is surrounded by five cells: one truncated tetrahedron, two hexagonal prisms, one triangular prism, one cuboctahedron.

Runcitruncated pentachoron Runcitruncated 4-simplex Diprismatodispentachoron Prismatorhombated pentachoron The Cartesian coordinates of an origin-centered runcitruncated 5-cell having edge length 2 are: The vertices can be more constructed on a hyperplane in 5-space, as the permutations of: This construction is from the positive orthant facet of the runcitruncated 5-orthoplex. The omnitruncated 5-cell or great prismatodecachoron is composed of 120 vertices, 240 edges, 150 faces, 30 cells; the cells are: 10 truncated octahedra, 20 hexagonal prisms. Each vertex is surrounded by four cells: two truncated octahedra, two hexagonal prisms, arranged in two phyllic disphenoidal vertex figures. Coxeter calls this Hinton's polytope after C. H. Hinton, who described it in his book The Fourth Dimension in 1906, it forms a uniform honeycomb which Coxeter calls Hinton's hon