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Parts of a sail

In sailing the parts of a sail have certain terms that clearly describe them. There are two types of common mainsails. The Three Sided Mainsail and the Four sided Mainsail. Each of these Mainsail types have many different names according to exact ...

Square rig

Square rig refers to a type of sail and rigging where the sails are mounted on horizontal spars. The number of masts, the square sails and how the yards are set out distinguishes a square-rigged ship. The classic example of a square-rig is a thre ...

Tacking (sailing)

Tacking or coming about is a term in sailing that means the boat is changing directions by turning the bow of the vessel in relationship to the wind. It also means the course you are on relative to the direction of the oncoming wind. A tack with ...

Chairlift

A chairlift is a type of public transport. It is like a chair that runs on cables. The cable is placed over the chair to lift it from the ground and they run between two stations. The cable is moved around by motors and lifted from the ground by ...

Bukit Panjang MRT/LRT station

Bukit Panjang Station is an MRT Station in Singapore. It is along the Bukit Panjang LRT Line and Downtown MRT Line. It is located at the boundary of Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok, and Choa Chu Kang planning areas. It is the terminus station for the ...

Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT station

Choa Chu Kang MRT / LRT Station is an MRT station in Singapore. It is the interchange station between the North South MRT Line and Bukit Panjang LRT Line. It is located in Choa Chu Kang. The station is the first interchange between the MRT and th ...

Sengkang MRT/LRT station

Sengkang MRT / LRT Station NE16 STC is a railway station in Sengkang, north-east Singapore. It is an interchange station between the North East MRT Line and Sengkang LRT Line. The station is integrated with Compass One.

Tongkang LRT Station

Tongkang LRT Station SW7 is an LRT station on the Sengkang LRT Line West Loop in Sengkang, Singapore. It was opened in January 2005. At the same time, the Punggol LRT East Loop opened.

C2c

c2c is a British train operating company that is part of the National Express Group. It provides passenger rail services on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line from Fenchurch Street railway station in the City of London to the northern ...

Jefferson Station (SEPTA)

Jefferson Station is a SEPTA station in the Market East neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its official SEPTA address is 12th and Filbert streets. Of the three Center City stations on the SEPTA system, Jefferson Station is located the fa ...

Austin Motor Company

Austin was a British car manufacturing company that began production in 1905. The company merged with Morris in 1952, becoming the lead partner in British Motor Corporation. This became British Leyland and then Rover Group. They began phasing the ...

Jaguar Cars

Jaguar Cars is a brand of automobiles made by Jaguar Land Rover. This is a British car builder, owned by the Indian builder Cans Tata Motors since the beginning of 2008. It was established in 1922 by William Lyons. It was renamed Jaguar in 1935. ...

Lotus Cars

Lotus Cars is a British builder of sports and racing cars. It is based at the old site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield in Norfolk. The company designs and builds race and production cars. The cars are built to have a low weight. The cars h ...

Tyrrell Racing

The Tyrrell Racing Organisation was an auto racing team and Formula One constructor. It was created by Ken Tyrrell. The team started racing in 1958 and started building its own cars in 1970. The team had its best success in the early 1970s. Durin ...

Titanic

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger ship. It was built by Harland and Wolff ship builders, in Belfast, for the White Star Line company. She sank during her first trip at sea. Before she sailed, many people thought it would be almost impossibl ...

Cantilever bridge

A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using a cantilever. A cantilever is only supported on one end. For small footbridges, the cantilevers may be simple beams. For large cantilever bridges, designed for road or rail traffic the cantilevers are t ...

Poughkeepsie Bridge

The Poughkeepsie Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the Hudson River. It goes from Poughkeepsie, New York on the east side to Highland, New York on the west side. It was built for trains and was completed on January 1, 1889. It closed down on May ...

Tappan Zee Bridge

The Tappan Zee Bridge is a bridge in lower New York. It is three miles long. It goes across the Hudson River. It connects Westchester and Rockland Counties. The bridge opened in 1955. It took traffic from other bridges and ferries in the area. Th ...

Suspension bridge

A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been made since ancient times as early as 100 AD. Some simple suspension bridges, for use by pedestrians and livestock, are still constructed, based upon the ancient Inca rope bridge. Suspended fro ...

George Washington Bridge

The George Washington Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Hudson River, that connects part of New York City, New York to Fort Lee, New Jersey. It is 4.750 feet long and was designed by Othmar H. Ammann. Building began on October 21, 1927, and ...

Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge is a footbridge across the River Thames in London. It is a steel suspension bridge which links Bankside with the City. Its position is between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. The bridge opened on 10 June 200 ...

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is in New York City. The suspension bridge connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The bridge is named for the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. His ship was the first to enter New York Harbor. Wh ...

Williamsburg Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City. It goes between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge opened on December 19, 1903. It is free to cross.

Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. The bridge is also named the 59th Street Bridge because, its end in Manhattan is between 59th and 60th streets. It was finished in 1909. The Queensboro Bridge conn ...

Focus city

In the airline industry, a focus city is an airport that is important to one airline but is not a hub. An airline has daily flights from the Focus city to many destinations that are also not its hubs. Even though the word "city" is part of this t ...

Cape Verde

Cape Verde) or Cabo Verde), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country in Africa. It is a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, 570 km off the coast of Western Africa. The islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4.000 km ...

Echium vulcanorum

Echium vulcanorum is a plant species that belongs to the Boraginaceae family, the borage family. It is found only in the Fogo island, Cape Verde. It was discovered and named by the French botanist Auguste Jean Baptiste Chevalier. He found the pla ...

Erysimum caboverdeanum

Erysimum caboverdeanum is a plant species that belongs to the Brassicaceae family, the cabbage or mustard family. It is found only in the Fogo island, Cape Verde. It was named for the first time by the French botanist Auguste Jean Baptiste Cheval ...

Marine Park of Moheli

Marine Park of Moheli is marine protected area on the Mozambique Canal and the first protected area in the Comoros. It was established on April 19, 2002. The most characteristic of the park is the presence of rare fishes and other various types o ...

Madagascar

Madagascar is a large island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is off of the east coast of Africa. Twenty-two million people live there, its capital is Antananarivo. It is the worlds fourth largest island. The official languages are Malagasy and Fre ...

Kongonaphon

Kongonaphon is an early member of the dinosaur–pterosaur clade Ornithodira. It is a small reptile-type fossil found in the Middle to Late Triassic of Madagascar. It was probably an insectivore, based on the shape and texture of its teeth. Kongona ...

Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Mascarene Islands. It includes Rodrigues, Agalega and St. Brandon as well as Mauritius. It was formerly ruled by the European countries Portugal, France and the United Kingdom, but is now indep ...

Reunion

Reunion is an island of France. It is also a region of France and an overseas department of France, meaning France owns the island nation. It is in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, about 200 km southwest of Mauritius. Its capital is Saint-Den ...

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory. It is in the South Atlantic Ocean and is made up of the island of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and the island group called Tristan da Cunha. In total, there are eight ...

Ascension Island

Ascension Island is an isolated and relatively young volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, some 100 km west of the mid-Atlantic Ridge, 1.504 km from Liberia, and 2.232 km from Brazil. The nearest land is Saint Helena, 1.296 km to the south ...

Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the only settlement of the island of Tristan da Cunha, in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, in the South Atlantic Ocean. Locally it is always called "The Sett ...

Queen Marys Peak

Queen Marys Peak is the summit of the island of Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic Ocean. The top of it is 2.062 metres above sea level. It is named after Mary of Teck, the Queen consort of King George V. It is the highest point of the Briti ...

Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is a group of remote volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and also the main island of that group. Tristan da Cunha is the most remote archipelago and the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, it is at 2.816 km f ...

São Tome and Principe

The Democratic Republic of São Tome and Principe is the second-smallest African country. It is made up of two islands: São Tome and Principe. They are about 140 km apart and about 250 and 225 km, respectively, off of the northwestern coast of Gab ...

Principe

Principe is the northern and smaller of the two major islands of the country of São Tome and Principe. It is in the sea to the west of Africa. It has an area of 136 square kilometres. Close to 5.000 people live there. The island is a heavily erod ...

Seychelles

Seychelles is an African country in the Indian Ocean. Its capital city is Victoria. The official languages are Creole, English, and French. It is a republic is made up of 115 islands. Seychelles and the islands to the south, Madagascar and Maurit ...

House of Khalifa

The Al Khalifa family is the ruling royal family of Bahrain. The Al Khalifa are Sunni Islam. They belong to the Anizah tribe that came from Najd to Kuwait in the early 18th century. They are also from the Utub tribe. The current head of the famil ...

Cyprus

This article is about the island. For the country, see Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus. Cyprus is a Mediterranean island off the coasts of Syria and Turkey. It is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily and Sardinia are large ...

House of Representatives (Cyprus)

The House of Representatives is the parliament of the Republic of Cyprus. Members are elected by proportional representation every five years. 30% of seats are given to the Turkish Cypriot community, but these have been empty since 1964.

Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh is a city in Sumatra, Indonesia. Around 150.000 people there were killed in the Tsunami on 26 December 2004. The long conflict between the Acehnese independence movement and the Indonesian army has been solved for the time being by the ...

Indonesia

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a nation in Southeast Asia. It is part of the Malay Islands. It has 18.108 islands. People live on about 6.000 of these islands. The most important islands of Indonesia are Java, Bali, Borneo, S ...

Indonesian language

Indonesian language is the official and national language of Indonesia. Indonesian is a standardized form of the Malay language, and its spoken in Indonesia. However, Indonesian has considerable differences between the standard Malay spoken in Ma ...

Jagongan Jail

Jagongan Jail - This is an entrepreneurial training program for the fostered citizens of Malang First Class Correctional Institutions or also known as LAPAS Lowokwaru Malang. The fostered citizens are guided and trained to become professional in ...

Western New Guinea

Western New Guinea is the western half of the island of New Guinea. As of 2006, it is internationally recognised as Papua, a province of Indonesia. It was previously known by various names, including Netherlands New Guinea, West Irian, and Irian ...

Ainu language

The Ainu language is the language of the Ainu people in northern Japan. It was not written until the 19th century. Since then, it has been written in katakana or the Latin alphabet. In the 19th century, Ainu was spoken in Ezo including Hokkaidō I ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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