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.).
Schlosser said the 1999 biological opinion requires the NationalMarine Fisheries Service and Pacific Fishery ManagementCouncil to consult with one another if new information is made available about the potential impacts to these listed coho salmon ... under the protocol the National Marine Fisheries Services and the council operates under....
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals ... As it turns out, they do ... Shellfish meat is also low in fat ... Finally, shellfish are good sources of some healthy minerals ... If you’re concerned about over-fishing and sustainability, Olmsted recommends looking for the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) seal ... ....
Southwest Georgia is blessed to have a MarineCorpsLogisticsBase located here ... Two outstanding examples can be found in retired Marines Maj ... They are career Marines, each serving his nation at least 20 years ... Away from work, he volunteers with the Boy Scouts, both at the unit and council levels, and is an active member of the Marine Corps League ... During his career, Douglas served as a field musician in the Marine Corps Band....
Under the current law, regional councils delineate seasons and set catch limits for fishermen - all so fish stocks can be sustained from year to year ...Instead, the House bill gives councils, which are part of the Commerce Department's NationalMarine Fisheries Service, the discretion to base the time frame on "the biology of the stock of fish."....
What followed was another session with Don and Dick, the end result being that the council hired a former marine as the next manager, thinking that a military man would provide the necessary strength and discipline to straighten out the somewhat disparate ranks of city staff ... The council elected to hire outside recruiting help in the end, but this time in the form of Dacri and Associates, rather than consultants from Eaton-Peabody....