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A booster pump is a machine which will increase the pressure of a fluid. They may be used with liquids or gases, but the construction details will vary depending on the fluid. A gas booster is similar to a gas compressor, but generally a simpler mechanism which often has only a single stage of compression, and is used to increase pressure of a gas already above ambient pressure. Two-stage boosters are also made. Boosters may be used for increasing gas pressure, transferring high pressure gas, charging gas cylinders and scavenging. On new construction and retrofit projects, water pressure booster pumps are used to provide adequate water pressure to upper floors of high rise buildings. The need for a water pressure booster pump can also arise after the installation of a backflow prevention device (BFP), which is currently mandated in many municipalities to protect the public water supplies from contaminants within a building entering the public water supply. The use of BFPs began after The Clean Water Act was passed. These devices can cause a loss of 12 PSI, and can cause flushometers on upper floors not to work properly. After pipes have been in service for an extended period, scale can build up on the inside surfaces which will cause a pressure drop when the water flows.
A booster club is an American organization that is formed to support an associated club, sports team, or organization. Booster clubs are popular in American schools at the high school and university level. The clubs are generally run and organized by the parents of the students in the supported organization in high schools, and by athletic supporters and fans at colleges. It is not a social club. Its main function is to develop support for the student program. For example, fundraisers are often held to raise money for supplies or equipment that the students may need or for trips that the students may need to take. The main principle of funding by a U.S. IRS 501 nonprofit is that the booster club may not discriminate in making grants to youth or college students on the basis of their family's membership in or funding to the club, or the family's fund-raising or time put into club activities. A popular way for booster clubs to raise money is with raffles held at sporting events for some item that would be donated by a local business, clothing such as t-shirts with the school's name and mascot on it, or the sale of popcorn, hot dogs, and other food items to the fans who attend the game/tournament/etc. Membership fees are also a key fundraising element, especially at the college level.
In medicine, a booster dose is an extra administration of a vaccine after an earlier dose. After initial immunization, a booster injection or booster dose is a re-exposure to the immunizing antigen cell. It is intended to increase immunity against that antigen back to protective levels after it has been shown to have decreased or after a specified period. For example, tetanus shot boosters are often recommended every 10 years. If a patient receives a booster dose this is a good thing but already has a high level of antibody, then a reaction called an Arthus reaction could develop, a localized form of Type III hypersensitivity, induced by fixation of complement by preformed circulating antibodies. In severe cases, the degree of complement fixation can be so substantial that it induces local tissue necrosis.
Nambi is a pastoral lease and sheep station located about 65 kilometres (40 mi) north east of Leonora and 110 kilometres (68 mi) south east of Leinster in the Goldfields of Western Australia, The station was established in 1899.The property was owned by the Leonora Pastoral company in 1925, who ran cattle on the leasehold. The Company sold 129 mixed cattle at Midland Junction sales in December 1929, another 28 in January 1930, and another 30 in March 1930.Plans were underfoot to change to sheep as early as 1925 when Geo Sexton, one of company directors, arrived at the station to commence fencing in preparation for the arrival of sheep at the station. The station had also recently purchased eight lorries.By 1926 Nambi sold some of their first clip with 55 bales sold at the Perth sales in October 1926. and another 46 bales in 1928.Approximately 10,000 sheep were shorn at Nambi in 1928, with a total clip of 252 bales of wool. The shearing shed had recently been fitted with 6 stands of Lister machinery, whereas shearing had been all done by hand in the past.The Leonora Pastoral company put the property up for auction in 1930, advertising the property as having an area of 758,321 acres (306,882 ha) with tenure up until 1948. The station had 170 miles (274 km) of 5 or 6 wire sheep-proof fencing enclosing 280,000 acres (113,312 ha) into 14 paddocks and an additional 77 miles (124 km) of cattle fencing also in place. Water was available from 23 wells complete with windmills for a flock of approximately 11,000 sheep of which about 6,000 are breeding ewes, 70 cattle and 100 horses.The station was sold to the Murrum Pastoral Company and Mrs C. Fitzgerald in August 1930. They had bought the station for £18,600 with all plant but no sheep. At this time the station occupied an area of 758,320 acres (306,881 ha) and had over 250 miles (402 km) of fencing in place. Having little surface water, the property also had 28 wells and in 1930 carried a flock of 9,500 sheep. One of Nambi's neighbours is Clover Downs Station. William Fitzgerald, of the Murrum Pastoral Company died in December 1933, leaving his wife and two sons. One son, Cyril Irwin Fitzgerald, is the manager at Nambi, while the other, Victor Fitzgerald, is the manager at Murrum Station.In 1937 the station bought an additional 70 Bungaree blood rams from the Hagley stud in Tammin, followed by another 25 in 1938.A station employee, William Paul, inadvertently shot himself with his own weapon outside the men's quarters in 1941. The bullet grazed his ribs and lodged in his left arm, but the wound was not serious.The station had a good year in 1948 when 17,715 sheep were shorn and 465 bales of wool were collected which was an increase of 3,500 sheep on the previous year. Lambing was estimated at 81%.Two shearers, members of Len Mitchell's shearing team, became lost when out shooting following rain; this held up shearing in 1949. The two men, Don McDonald and Ronald Bacon went shooting and became lost in the bush where they spent two of the coldest and wettest nights of the year. Both men were found safe and well about 12 miles (19 km) from the homestead. Vehicles and trackers from the station covered over 400 miles (644 km) in the search for the men.The following year the station sold off 3,000 sheep to nearby Wilbah Station.Cyril Irwin Joseph Fitzgerald, who had owned and managed Nambi since 1933, died in January 1951, aged 41. He left his entire estate to his widow.Minara Resources currently owns Nambi, along with three other nearby properties: Glenorn, Yundamindera and Minara Stations. In 2012 Glenorn and Nambi were running approximately 1,700 head of cattle. By 2016 all four stations were running a herd of cattle.
The Aerobee rocket family was one of the outstanding achievements of early American rocketry. It not only was a primary sounding rocket of the 1940s and 1950s; Aerobees were launched into the mid-1980s with the last flight in 1985. The early RTV-N-10 Aerobee was a 6.14m (8.06m with booster) unguided sounding rocket used for high atmospheric and cosmic radiation research in the United States in the 1940s. The Aerojet designation for the first Aerobees was XASR-1 which was also the designation of its engine. The name was a contraction of Aerojet and Bumblebee, the names of the prime contractor and manufacturer of the engine and Bumblebee a Navy guided missile program. As with its progenitor WAC Corporal the Aerobee required a large launch tower for initial guidance. The Aerobee was the first rocket fired by the US Navy at White Sands. Aerobee was boosted by a 2.5KS-18000 (X103C10) solid rocket. Aerobee was initially powered by the XASR-1 a version of the 21AL-2600 engine of the Nike Ajax. That engine was replaced by developed versions such as the AJ10-25 and AJ10-34. The Aerobee was the subject of the first comprehensive missile range safety program. The US Navy designation was RTV-N-8. The US Air Force also operated Aerobees under program MX-1011 as X-8 (RTV-A-1). The USAF system of fuel tank pressurization with helium instead of compressed air was adapted by the USN and the Navy Aerobee was redesignated RTV-N-10. Research utilizing V-2 rockets after World War II produced valuable results concerning the nature of cosmic rays, the solar spectrum, and the distribution of atmospheric ozone. The limited supply and the expense of assembling and firing the V-2 rockets led to the development of a low cost sounding rocket to be utilized for scientific research. That rocket, the Aerobee, was developed under the joint guidance of James Van Allen at the Applied Physics Laboratory and Rolf Sabersky at the Aerojet Corporation and was supported by the Navy Bureau of Ordnance and the Naval Office of Research and Inventions (later ONR). The Aerobee drastically reduced the cost of a single research mission. Development of the Aerobee at Aerojet was the responsibility of Kenneth Mundt, Robert Young, Chan Ross, Bernie Bierman and A.L. Antonio. The cost of lofting a pound of scientific payload to altitude was significantly lower than that of any competitor. By the early 1950s Aerobee was the sounding rocket of choice being flown by the Navy Research Laboratory (RTV-N-8, RTV-N-10), USAF (X-8, RTV-A-1), and Army Signal Corps (XASR-SC-1 and XASR-SC-2). Over the decades of development Aerobees were flown with many related engines including the XASR-1 (21AL-2600), 45AL-2600, AJ10-24, AJ10-25, AJ10-27, AJ10-34, AJ11-6, and AJ60-92. Later versions of the AJ10 and AJ-11 engines produced 4,000 lbs. thrust. Boosters included surplus Nike M5E1 boosters and VKM-17 and VKM-20s as we'll as the original 2.5KS-18000. The variety of research done with the Aerobee family included photography, biomedical research, biology, energetic particles, fields, ionospheric physics, meteorology, radio astronomy, solar physics, aeronomy, spectrometry, signals intelligence research, infrared studies, magnetometry, ultraviolet research, astronomy, mass spectrometry, as well as many other fields such as aerodynamic research and missile technology development.The prime contractor for Aerobee was Aerojet General. The company began work in 1946 and test fired the first complete Aerobee from the White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico on November 24, 1947. It reached an altitude of 34.7 miles (55.8 km). Forty of the original XASR-1 Aerobees were fired. Aerobee then was developed into an extensive family of sounding rockets. Development of Aerobee was continuous resulting in many slight changes in engine, length, fuel capacity, equipment and capacity. The first major derivative version was the Aerobee-Hi. It featured an increase in length, fuel capacity and improved engineering design. There were two versions of the Aerobee-Hi. The Air Force Aerobee Hi, (MX-1960, XRM-84) and the slightly longer Navy Aerobee-Hi (RV-N-13, PWN-2A). Engine development continued with the AJ11-6, AJ11-18, AJ11-20, AJ11-21, and AGVL0113C/F/H/I of the Aerobee-Hi. The Aerobe-Hi was boosted by the 2.5 KS-18000 booster. The Navy Aerobee-Hi was considerably different than the Air Force Aerobee-Hi. It used the fuel pressure regulator from the Nike Ajax, a delayed start function and a pressure sealed tail cone to allow better measurement of the external upper atmosphere. Aerobee-Hi and its later derivative the Aerobee 150 flights were largely but not exclusively from White Sands, Holloman AFB, Fort Churchill, Manitoba, and Wallops Island, VirginiaFollowing the creation of NASA development of Aerobees became largely guided by NASA. Exceptions developed for the armed services were the Aerobee 170, aka Nike-Aerobee, which had a Nike M5E1 booster and an Aerobee 150, and the Aerobee 300 which used
WRIP is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Windham, New York, serving the northern Catskill Mountains region and the Capital District of New York State. The station is locally owned and operated by Rip Radio LLC. WRIP broadcasts with 580 watts effective radiated power from atop Ski Windham on Cave Mountain in Windham, 3,085 feet above sea level. A booster station atop nearby Hunter Mountain serves the Hunter, NY-Tannersville area. The station provides music, news, and weather information for residents and travelers in the Great Northern Catskills area, a popular skiing and vacation destination. WRIP first signed on in August 1999 as the first radio station in Greene County based outside of Catskill. Initially, the station had a uniquely split format of adult contemporary weekdays and oldies weekends. Now WRIP focuses primarily on AC hits from the 80's, 90's and today. Weekday mornings were hosted by station manager Guy Patrick Garraghan until his death, a lifelong local resident who spent 17 years on the air at WCKL in Catskill prior to coming to WRIP in 1999. He is credited for being the primary force in bringing local radio to the mountaintop region. Station Manager Jay Fink hosts afternoon drive. Weekends feature locally produced specialty programming such as RIP Retro Saturday Night, an oldies show hosted by veteran personality Bill Lawrence, while Sunday evenings feature Jazz In the Catskills - Bop & Beyond hosted by Allen Hale, and Great American Standards showcasing light pop music from the 40's, 50's & 60's. In February 2010, the station launched a live weekly local music show, "Local Licks" - heard Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00PM featuring live in-studio performances.
A metro station or subway station is a railway station for a rapid transit system, often known by names such as "metro", "underground" and "subway". It is often underground or elevated. At crossings of metro lines, they are multi-level. At street level the logo of the metro company marks the entrance of the station, along with the schematics of the services at the station. Often there are several entrances for one station, saving one from having to cross the street. In such a case, tunnels or overhead stations can often also be used just to cross the street. In some cases metro stations are connected to important buildings by a direct enclosed hallway. Some metro systems, such as those of Naples, Stockholm, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tashkent, Kiev, Montreal, Kaohsiung and Prague are famous for the beautiful architecture and public art. The Paris Métro is famous for its art nouveau station entrances; while the Athens Metro is known for its display of archeological relics found during construction. Metro stations, more so than railway and bus stations, often have a characteristic artistic design that can identify each stop. Some have sculptures or frescoes. For example, London's Baker Street station is adorned with tiles depicting Sherlock Holmes. The tunnel for Paris' Concorde station is decorated with tiles spelling the Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen. Every metro station in Valencia, Spain has a different sculpture on the ticket-hall level. Alameda station is decorated with fragments of white tile, like the dominant style of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. On the Tyne and Wear Metro, the station at Newcastle United's home ground St James' Park is decorated in the clubs famous black and white stripes.
2,4,6-Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine commonly referred to as tetryl is a sensitive explosive compound used to make detonators and explosive booster charges. Tetryl is a nitramine booster explosive, though its use has been largely superseded by RDX. Tetryl is a sensitive secondary high explosive used as a booster, a small charge placed next to the detonator in order to propagate detonation into the main explosive charge.
WAYE is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, USA, the station serves the Birmingham market. The station is currently owned by Dulce and Maria Rivera, through licensee Rivera Communications, LLC, and features programing from Westwood One. The station signed on in 1949 using the call letters WEDR. The original president of the company that owned the station was J.L. Doss, who previously had owned WJLD, another Birmingham station. For much of the station's early history, it broadcast only during daytime hours. At least by 1960, the station changed its call letters to WEZB, taking the programming and intellectual property from another station in the Birmingham market. In 1963 the station was sold and changed its call letters to WAQY and was known on the air as "Wacky 1220". It changed formats, becoming a Top 40 station and putting it in competition against three other stations that were established in the format: WSGN, WVOK, and WYDE.
Central station is an MTR station located in the Central area of Hong Kong Island. The station's livery is firebrick red, except for the station's Tsuen Wan Line platform where its livery is dark brown. The station is the southern terminus for the Tsuen Wan Line and also connects with the Island Line, and also the Tung Chung Line and the Airport Express via Hong Kong station. The Station was once known as Chater Station. Chater station was initially conceived to cater for average daily traffic of 330,000 passengers, and was to have been 380 metres long – one of the longest stations in the world. More than 200,000 passengers use this station daily. The longest distance between two subway exits is approximately 700 m.
Bowery is a station on the BMT Nassau Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it is served by the J train at all times and the Z train during rush hours in peak direction. Construction of this underground station began in August 1907 and was almost completed by the end of 1910. However, the BMT Nassau Street Line to the south did not open until August 4, 1913 when Chambers Street ready for service. The station has three tracks and two island platforms. It was originally configured like a typical express station with express service on the inner tracks and local service on the outer tracks. When it was built, the station was an important connection point for elevated and streetcar lines. With those lines long-gone, a four-track station was no longer considered necessary. A renovation of the Nassau Street Line, completed in October 2004, resulted in the former northbound platform being sealed off with service in both directions now provided on the former southbound platform. On the abandoned side, only the outer track remains. The station has two mezzanine areas on each side of Bowery. One part of the station has a high ceiling which was built for a proposed subway to pass through it. There is also a "Future Doorway" at this station where an opening could be made to the never-built subway station if it had side platforms. At the curve between Bowery and Canal Street, there is a small provision for a line into Spring Street, for which no definite plan was ever provided. Due to the depth, there were escalators that were provided in the original construction, one on each platform running to the east mezzanine. The escalator on the south platform was either not installed or removed long ago.
WHAM is a clear-channel talk radio station in Rochester, New York, owned by Clear Channel Communications. Its 50,000-watt transmitter is located in Chili, New York, and the station broadcasts on 1180 kHz. The station first went on the air in 1922. While not the first station to be licensed to the Rochester market, it is the oldest surviving station in the area. The selection of the "WHAM" call letters came from a suggestion from industrialist George Eastman. He helped the University of Rochester launch the station and thought the "WHAM" name would prove to be a clever marketing tool. The station's 50,000-watt signal covers most of the eastern half of North America at night. WHAM has ties to two of the city's television stations. It spawned the city's first station, WHAM-TV, in 1949; that station is now WROC-TV, the area's CBS affiliate. In 2005, the area's ABC affiliate, WOKR-TV, changed its calls to WHAM-TV; Clear Channel bought the station in 2002 and sold its entire television group to Providence Equity Partners in 2007; the two stations still have a news partnership.
WASH is a Clear Channel Communications radio station located in Washington, D.C.. Known on-air as "Wash-FM", the station has an adult contemporary format. The station also streams its broadcast on iHeartRadio. WASH has been a soft adult contemporary station in one form or another since the 70s. For a few years in the early 80s, the station attempted to do a Top 40 / CHR format which had no success and the station later returned to their original Soft AC format. On Saturday nights from 7 pm - midnight, the station plays disco music and related songs in a program known as "Jammin' Saturday Night". The station recently began broadcasting two hours of 80s music immediately following "Jammin' Saturday Night". The station plays exclusively Christmas music from mid-November through Christmas Day and calls itself "Washington's Home for the Holidays" during the season. In 2011, the station started playing exclusively Christmas music on Friday, November 18.
Telsima Corp. develops and markets base station and subscriber station systems and network management software for the WiMAX telecommunications market. The company offers mobile WiMAX, WiMAX certified broadband wireless access, and mobility solutions. Its Mobile WiMAX Solutions include StarMAX 6400, a mobile WiMAX macro base station to launch triple play services over mobile broadband wireless access; StarMAX 5200, a mobile WiMAX Pico base station to support under served areas; the StarMAX ASN-GW, an ASN-GW for mobile WiMAX networks to mobile stations, base stations, CSN, and neighboring ASN-GWs; TRUFLE ASN, a solution for operators who do not need roaming features for subscribers; StarMAX NMS/PS, a network management system that provides TMN architecture; and forum ecosystems, and indoor and outdoor stationary modems. The company™s fixed/portable WiMAX solutions include StarMAX 6100 series of WiMAX base station indoor units; StarMAX 6400 series of WiMAX base stations; StarMAX 2100 series of a subscriber stations; StarMAX NMS, an element and network management system; and StarMAX ProVision, a provisioning and mobility management system, as well as an RF drive test products. It also provides digital circuit multiplication system voice compression products and services in various compression ratios, including network optimization solutions for mobile MSC to MSC, mobile MSC to PSTN (POI), PSTN to PBX/DLC, international links, domestic intercity links, long distance telecom operations, and call centre applications. Its technologies enable service providers to deploy and manage the mobile, broadband, and media-rich services. It serves enterprise/small office, and retail/residential DSL alternative markets, as well as urban, suburban, and rural markets. Telsima Corp. was formerly known as Kinera, Inc. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Sunnyvale, California with offices and facilities in Bangalore, Gurgaon, and Mumbai, India; and Trzin-Ljubljana, Slovenia. As As of February 27, 2009, Telsima Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.
WWDB, 860 AM, is a daytime-only radio station based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (in the Delaware Valley region near the city of Philadelphia) that broadcasts brokered programming. It transmits from a tower site in nearby Eagleville, and studios and offices are located in the "555 Building" in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. The station was founded on December 6, 1926 as WFKD, and became WTEL in 1930. It began operating on the 860 frequency in the late 1950s; before that, it had shared time on 1340 with WHAT. WTEL was best known as Tropical, a Spanish-language broadcaster. In October 1998 the call letters were changed to WWDB, and the station began operating with a talk format as a companion station to WWDB-FM; some of the FM station's older personalities were moved to the AM station in an attempt to increase the FM's appeal in younger demographics without alienating older listeners. The strategy was not successful, and by February 2000 the WTEL callsign had returned and the station was programming gospel music. The gospel format lasted only until November 2000, when the callsign was changed back to WWDB and a business talk format was launched. Business talk, sometimes augmented with general-interest talk from syndicated personalities such as Don Imus and Mancow Muller, would be the station's format until the end of the broadcast day on August 1, 2010. ESPN Deportes Radio took over the schedule on the next day. The Spanish sports programming was dropped after a year and on June 13, 2011, WWDB began carrying a schedule of brokered programming, some previously heard on WNWR.The WWDB call letters, which stand for the names of former owners "William and Dolly Banks", were first used in Philadelphia at 96.5 on the FM band in the late 1960s. The station had previously been WHAT-FM; it operated with a jazz format that did not change when the call letters did. In the early 1970s, WWDB tried an adult contemporary format during some hours, then reverted to jazz full-time, then adopted a talk format in 1975. The talk format was one of the first successful ones on FM, lasting until November 2000. WWDB's tower site is used by WKDN for its nighttime operations. WWDB is a daytime only station because 860 AM is occupied by Class A, clear-channel station, CJBC in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which broadcasts a francophone format.