Marines, also known as a marine corps and naval infantry, are an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations on land and at sea, as well as the execution of their own operations. In the majority of countries, the marine force is part of the navy, but it can also be under the army like the Troupes de marine (French Marines) and Givati Brigade (Israeli Marines), or form an independent armed service branch like the United States Marine Corps and Royal Marines.
Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included providing protection from war while at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives.
With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th century the scale of landing operations increased; this brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.
Doom is a series of first-person shootervideo games developed by id Software. The series focuses on the exploits of an unnamed space marine operating under the auspices of Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC), who fights hordes of demons and the undead in order to survive.
Doom is considered to be one of the pioneering first-person shooter games, introducing to IBM-compatible computers features such as 3D graphics, third dimension spatiality, networked multiplayer gameplay, and support for player-created modifications with the Doom WAD format. Since the release of Doom in 1993, the series has spawned numerous sequels, expansion packs, and a film.
Since its debut, over 10 million copies of games in the Doom series have been sold.
A council is a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate, or make decisions. A council may function as a legislature, especially at a town, city or county level, but most legislative bodies at the state or national level are not considered councils. At such levels, there may be no separate executive branch, and the council may effectively represent the entire government. A board of directors might also be denoted as a council. A committee might also be denoted as a council, though a committee is generally a subordinate body composed of members of a larger body, while a council may not be. Because many schools have a student council, the council is the form of governance with which many people are likely to have their first experience as electors or participants.
A member of a council may be referred to as a councillor, or by the gender-specific titles of councilman and councilwoman.
Notable examples of types of councils encountered in politics include:
The program of the Boy Scouts of America is administered through 273local councils, with each council covering a geographic area that may vary from a single city to an entire state. Each council receives an annual charter from the National Council and is usually incorporated as a charitable organization. Most councils are administratively divided into districts that directly serve Scout units.
Councils fall into one of four regions: Western, Central, Southern, and Northeast. Each region is then subdivided into areas. The total number of councils depends on how they are counted:
There are 273 individual local councils
Direct Service covers units outside of local councils— although technically not a council it is assigned a council number
The council level organization is similar to that of the National Council. Councils are headed by a collective of three people known as the 'Key 3'. The Key 3 consists of the Scout executive, a paid employee who administers a staff of professional Scouters; a council president, a volunteer, serves as the chairman of a volunteer board of directors; and a council commissioner, also a volunteer, coordinates the efforts of trained volunteers who provide direct service to the units (Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, etc.).
Only one person to blame. I am appalled and truly amazed that defense attorney Steve Lefler placed blame on the 15-year-old Millard South student instead of squarely placing blame where it belongs, on 46-year-old Matt Fedde (“Prosecutors detail illicit relationship with student,” Sept. 18 World-Herald) ...LucieCase, Omaha ... We want to thank the very fine retired Marine who paid for our dinner Sept. 12 at Texas Roadhouse in Council Bluffs ... ....
Maybe the King CountyCouncil, who just handed $135 million to Mariners, should reconsider who they choose as their sole tenant ... At the King County Council meeting yesterday that set aside another $135 million of public money for the Mariners, Councilmember Kathy Lambert said part of why we should pay for Safeco maintenance is that it hosts other ......
The most critical Queen Mary repair work identified in a 2015marine survey has been completed, Long Beach staff told CityCouncil in a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18...Related Articles ... The survey, which was compiled by naval architects and marine engineers, noted 27 urgent projects the city must address ... But, he assured the council, “those will be prioritized as our first projects as funding is developed.” ... ....
Mariners to get public funds for stadium improvement (Story continued below...). Washington state's King CountyCouncil has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the SeattleMariners play ... The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to fix wear and tear at the 19-year-old stadium as part of a ......
Lidl opened its new Concord location with music, balloons and a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept.19. There was a line wrapped around the building before the store, located at 8930 Christenbury Parkway, opened at 8 a.m ... - Fresh baked goods ... All fresh and frozen seafood in Lidl’s everyday assortment is certified by either the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) ... ....