Zamin Amin

Posted by darren - octubre 2nd, 2017

Zamin Ally Amin (born 4 April 1963) is a former American cricketer of Guyanese origin. A left-arm orthodox bowler, he played for the American national side from 1990 to 2004.

Amin hails from Chesney, in Guyana’s East Berbice-Corentyne region, and played for the Guyana under-19s before emigrating to the United States. He made his senior debut for the U.S. national team at the 1990 ICC Trophy in the Netherlands, and took 13 wickets from seven games to finish as the team’s leading wicket-taker (and fifth overall). His best figures of the tournament, 4/29 from ten overs, came against Gibraltar water flask bottle. Amin was also the leading wicket-taker for the U.S. at the 1994 ICC Trophy, taking 11 wickets from seven matches (including 5/20 against Israel). He came close to repeating the feat at the tournament’s 1997 edition, with only Derek Kallicharran taking more wickets among his teammates.

In October 1998, Amin played for the U.S. in the 1998–99 Red Stripe Bowl, the West Indian domestic one-day competition. He had little opportunity to bowl in his two matches, and went wicketless. Amin’s next major international tournament was the 2000 Americas Cricket Cup in Canada. After that, he did not return to the national team until March 2004, when he represented the U electric toothpaste dispenser.S. in the ICC Six Nations Challenge in the United Arab Emirates. Later in the year, in May, Amin was selected to make his first-class debut, playing against Canada in the newly established ICC Intercontinental Cup. He was 43 years old at the time of his debut, and took two wickets in each innings. Despite his age, Amin was his team’s equal leading wicket-taker at the 2004 ICC Americas Championship in Bermuda, with his best figures being 5/31 against Argentina. After the conclusion of the championship, the U glass with water.S. played an Intercontinental Cup fixture against Bermuda, which was Amin’s last international appearance.

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54e parallèle nord

Posted by darren - septiembre 16th, 2017

En géographie, le 54e&nbsp beef tenderiser;parallèle nord est le parallèle joignant les points de la surface de la Terre dont la latitude est égale à 54° nord.

Dans le système géodésique WGS 84, au niveau de 54° de latitude nord, un degré de longitude équivaut à 65,576 km ; la longueur totale du parallèle est donc de 23 607 km, soit environ 58,9% de celle de l’équateur. Il en est distant de 5 986 km et du pôle Nord de 4 016 km.

Comme tous les autres parallèles à part l’équateur, le 54e parallèle nord n’est pas un grand cercle et n’est donc pas la plus courte distance entre deux points electric toothpaste dispenser, même situés à la même latitude. Par exemple, en suivant le parallèle, la distance parcourue entre deux points de longitude opposée est 11 804 km&nbsp brazil football shirt;; en suivant un grand cercle (qui passe alors par le pôle nord) baby football shirts, elle n’est que de 8 032 km.

À cette latitude, le soleil est visible pendant 17 heures et 9 minutes au solstice d’été, et 7 heures et 22 minutes au solstice d’hiver.

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Thanhha Lai

Posted by darren - abril 2nd, 2017

Thanhha Lai (born 1965) is a Vietnam-born American writer of the children’s literature. She won the 2011 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and a Newbery Honor for her debut novel, Inside Out & Back Again, published by HarperCollins.

Lai fled Vietnam during the Vietnam War. She then moved to Alabama and graduated from University of Texas, Austin with a degree in journalism and from 1988 worked about two years for the Orange County, California newspaper The Register, covering Little Saigon, the local Vietnamese community. She earned a Master of Fine Arts from New York University and settled in New York City, where she teaches at Parsons The New School for Design (on leave this year).

Virginia Wolff interviewed Lai for the January 2012 number of School Library Journal. She calls Inside Out “a powerful story in slender, sinewy prose poems, just a few words in each line electric toothpaste dispenser.” Hà and her family flee home and meet America’s “sharp-edged barriers of color, ethnicity, religion, and custom.”

Lai worked for fifteen years on an adult novel. In her own words it was “third-person omniscient, spanning 4000 years of Vietnamese history, and whiplashed by hundreds of overly dramatic, showy sentences.” The transformation worked when she got “inside the mind of a 10-year-old girl who feels as much as any adult but can’t express the emotions yet, it seemed right to employ a few precise, pregnant words and have them explode into real, raw emotions.”

The fictional girl Hà once says how to use meat tenderizer, “No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.” The story features her discovery of and adjustment to “the foreign world of Alabama”. A review by Publishers Weekly calls it “especially poignant as she cycles from feeling smart in Vietnam to struggling in the States, and finally regains academic and social confidence.”

Lai explains, “She felt smart in Vietnam … . For her, being smart equated to a confidence that she could manage her world. That’s why she would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.” In America the little girl writes,

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PS Maid of the Loch

Posted by darren - marzo 19th, 2017

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PS Maid of the Loch is the last paddle steamer built in Britain. She operated on Loch Lomond for 29 years and as of 2016 is being restored at Balloch pier.

PS Maid of the Loch is the last of a long line of Loch Lomond steamers that began about 1816, within four years of Henry Bell’s pioneering passenger steamboat service on the River Clyde. In 1950 the British Transport Commission, owner of the newly nationalised railways, made the decision to replace the Princess May and Prince Edward with a new paddle steamer, to be the largest inland waterway vessel ever in Britain.

Maid of the Loch was built by A. & J. Inglis of Glasgow, launched on Thursday 5 March 1953, and entered service later that year. She is a “knock down” ship: that is, after assembly at the shipyard she was dismantled, and shipped to the loch (by rail to Balloch at the south end of the loch), and there her sections were reassembled on a purpose built slipway. Her tonnage measures 555 grt, and the length is 208 ft (63 m). Her two-cylinder compound diagonal steam engine is less advanced than had become usual on steamers such as the PS Waverley, but was considered suitable for the limited area of operations.

Maid of the Loch was painted white with a buff funnel. She was operated by the Caledonian Steam Packet Company.

She provided a service from Balloch pier

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, initially to Ardlui at the north end of the loch, but later her last call was a few miles short of this at Inversnaid and she would cruise to the head of the loch. She was transferred to the Scottish Transport Group in 1969; then in 1973 to Caledonian MacBrayne.

As with other steamers, cost pressures led to her being laid up after a last commercial sailing on 31 August 1981

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. One problem was that some of the piers on the loch would become unusable, either because of poor state of repair, or silting making the area around them too shallow electric toothpaste dispenser; some of these piers had not been built to take a vessel as large as the Maid of the Loch. A series of attempts to bring her back into service under a succession of owners was unsuccessful, and she presented a sad sight gradually deteriorating at the side of the loch.

In 1992 Dumbarton District Council bought Maid of the Loch and restoration work started. In 1995 the Council supported a group of local enthusiasts in setting up a charitable organisation, the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, to take over ownership and carry on restoration. She became ready for static operation with a cafe/bar and function suite in autumn 2000.

The key to the restoration was the repair and refurbishment of the slipway adjacent to the pier at Balloch. There not being any connection to the sea it was not possible to take the ship to a dry dock for repairs to the hull so a slipway with a steam-operated cable-hauled cradle had been built. This had fallen into disrepair by the 1990s and eventually a Heritage Lottery Fund grant was awarded along with assistance from local and Scottish governmental organisations camera dry bag. This enabled the paddle steamer to be lifted out of the water on 27 June 2006.

The Maid of the Loch is open to the public every day Easter to October, and weekends only through the Winter. She has a new livery of red, white and black, the funnel now red with a black top. Repairs and servicing are underway with an aim to to bring her back into steam operation by 2018.

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