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insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made

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third of the lead platoon falling wounded in the initial volleys. A Company subsequently broke contact and withdrew under heavy fire from what appeared to be a Viet Cong base area. Initially believing they were opposed by only a company, 6RAR subsequently launched a quick attack by two companies

Courtenay, British Columbia print that page


For thousands of years before the first contact with European explorers, Courtenay had been the home to the Comox people now the K'ómoks First Nation . [ 1 ] The K'ómoks people were able to utilize the rich agricultural land to produce crops and proximity to the local waterways allowed

History of Greenland print that page


several centuries. Denmark-Norway nonetheless claimed the territory, and, after centuries of no contact between the Norse Greenlanders and their Scandinavian brethren, it was feared that the Greenlanders had lapsed back into paganism ; so a missionary expedition was sent out to reinstate

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Perverted-Justice also operates a site that targets groups and individuals it identifies as being involved in the pedophile activism community, [ 10 ] a site that provides information to abuse victims on their legal recourse, [ 11 ] a site that gives advice to children and teenagers on dealing

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Basketball print that page


then resume dribbling). Various violations are generally called "fouls". Disruptive physical contact (a personal foul ) is penalized, and a free throw is usually awarded to an offensive player if he is fouled while shooting the ball. A technical foul may also be issued when certain infractions

Samaritans (charity) print that page


own way forward. Samaritans do not denounce suicide, and it is not necessary to be suicidal to contact Samaritans. In 2007, 80% of the people contacting Samaritans did not express suicidal feelings. [ 6 ] Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence

Lake Burley Griffin print that page


Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

Videoconferencing print that page


A videoconference or video conference (also known as a videoteleconference ) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. It has also been called 'visual collaboration' and

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Founded in 1934 by Kurt Hahn , Gordonstoun has an enrollment of around 500 full boarders as well as about 100 day pupils between the ages of 8 and 18. [ 2 ] With the number of teaching staff exceeding 100 there is an extremely low student-teacher ratio compared to the average ratio in the