Shirley and Brian made lifelong friends everywhere they went. Shirley was a dedicated nurse all her life, both on and off the job! She knit Aran sweaters for family and friends with a passion, read avidly, and loved social functions. She represented the Alaskan State in the American Nurses Association for many years.
She came out of the blue, flying down from the skies and handed over a bouquet to the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa. To be precise, from 8,000 feet high last Saturday. At that height, where a huge Mi Helicopter appears slightly bigger than a match box from the vast sandy expanse of the Marina down below, Flight Lieutenant Bhavna Mane, Indian Air Force helicopter pilot and part time para jumper, looked no bigger than a small dark dot in the bright blue skies, indistinguishable from the many specks’ that appeared to be out on a different kind of stroll up close to the heavens.
Abouzaid’s research focuses on symplectic topology. In symplectic topology, one puts a rich and interesting extra structure on a space, which opens up many more ways of studying it via geometric tools. This structure is closely related to ideas in physics that arise from studying the behavior of atoms and other elementary particles.
This election will be known as the “Citizens United” election, named for the Supreme Court decision that opened the spigot for corporate spending on candidate specific television ads. I tend to think the effect of that decision itself is overrated. Most of the big money coming in is from rich individuals or their closely held corporations.
While writing the book, Maysilles came to love Ducktown. “I spent every spare moment on trips to do research in the wonderful trove of original documents archived at the Ducktown Basin Museum,” he says. “When I explained my project, Ken (Rush, the director) told me that the museum had rescued a mass of century old documents that others had considered rubbish destined to be tossed down a mine shaft.
This year, soldiers travelled via snowmobile across Lake Winnipeg from Gimli to Berens Island to a notional civilian aircraft ‘crash site’. In the scenario, soldiers deployed to the ‘crash site’, a 600 km round trip from Gimli, to assist government officials with their investigation and consequence management of the crash. While several reservists were out travelling on the ice, several were positioned at the Land Component Command (LCC) headquarters in Gimli participating in supporting logistical roles..