100th meridian west

The meridian 100° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, Antarctica to the South Pole. The 100th meridian west forms a great circle with the 80th meridian east. Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 100th meridian west passes through: In the United States the meridian 100° west of Greenwich forms the eastern border of the Texas panhandle with Oklahoma. Dodge City, Kansas lies at the intersection of the Arkansas River and the 100th meridian. In the central Great Plains, the meridian marks the western boundary of the normal reach of moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, the approximate boundary between the semi-arid climate to the west and the humid continental and humid subtropical climates to the east; the type of agriculture west of the meridian relies on irrigation. The meridian has been taken as a rough boundary between the eastern and western United States.

White settlement, spreading westward after the American Civil War, settled the area around this meridian during the 1870s. A sign across U. S. Highway 30 in Cozad, marks the place where the 100th meridian intersects with the routes of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express, transcontinental railroad, the Lincoln Highway; the song "At the Hundredth Meridian" by The Tragically Hip is about the 100th meridian west in Canada, how it has traditionally been considered "where the great plains begin." Rain follows the plow

2015 New Orleans Bowl

The 2015 New Orleans Bowl was a postseason American college football bowl game played on December 19, 2015 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 15th edition of the New Orleans Bowl featured the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from Conference USA against the Arkansas State Red Wolves of the Sun Belt Conference, it began at 8:00 p.m. CST and air on ESPN, it was one of the 2015 -- 16 bowl games. Sponsored by freight shipping company R+L Carriers, it was known as the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl; the game featured the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. It was the 38th overall meeting between the schools, with Louisiana Tech leading the series 25–12 before this game; the last meeting between these two teams was in 1998, when the Bulldogs beat the Indians 69–21 in Jonesboro. Sources told ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy that the Red Wolves had been invited to the game and accepted; this was the Red Wolves' second trip to the New Orleans Bowl. Notably, that game was played at Cajun Field in nearby Lafayette because of damage to the Superdome done by Hurricane Katrina.

This was the Bulldogs' second straight bowl appearance under third-year head coach Skip Holtz, following a 35–18 victory over Illinois in the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl. Holtz had a 3–3 career record in bowl games as head coach at Louisiana Tech, South Florida and East Carolina; the Louisiana Tech program entered 3–3–1 all-time in FBS bowl games. Source

Designation Scheme

The Designation Scheme is an English system that awards "Designated status" to museum and archive collections of national and international importance. The Scheme is administered by Arts Council England; as of 2018, 148 collections are designated, with 140 recognized as'outstanding'. National museums are not eligible for Designated status; the Scheme was first launched in 1997 under the auspices of what became the Museums and Archives Council and covered only museum collections. Harewood House became the first stately home to be awarded Designated status in 1998; the scheme was expanded to cover libraries and archives in 2005. Responsibility was transferred to the Arts Council in October 2011 following the closure of the MLA. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham Bath & North East Somerset Heritage Services Fashion Museum, Bath Roman Baths Museum Bath Record Office Birmingham Libraries Birmingham Central Library Birmingham Museums & Heritage Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Aston Hall Blakesley Hall Jewellery Quarter Sarehole Mill Soho House Beamish Museum, County Durham The Tank Museum, Bovington Camp Bowes Museum, Durham Bristol City Council Museums, Galleries & Archives Service Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Bristol Industrial Museum Georgian House Red Lodge Blaise Castle House Museum Bristol Archives and Bristol Central Library’s Local Studies Service Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh Cambridge University Museum of Zoology Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum Chetham's Library Colchester Castle Museum Compton Verney, Warwickshire Cornwall Record Office Corporation of London Courtauld Gallery, London Coventry Transport Museum Dulwich Picture Gallery, London Durham University Library Durham University Oriental Museum Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, London Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow Hampshire Record Office, Winchester Harewood House, Leeds Horniman Museum and Gardens, London Institute of Engineering and Technology, London Institution of Civil Engineers, London Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron including Old Furnace Blists Hill Victorian Town Coalport China Museum Jackfield Tile Museum Broseley Pipeworks Darby Houses Library and Archives Jewish Museum, London John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester King's College London Kingston upon Hull City Museums and Art Galleries Ferens Art Gallery Hull and East Riding Museum Hull Maritime Museum Streetlife Museum of Transport Wilberforce House Lambeth Palace Library Lancashire County Museum Service Higher Hill Museum, Helmshore Whitaker's Mill, Helmshore Queen Street Mill, Burnley Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham Leeds Museums and Galleries Leeds City Art Gallery Leeds City Museum Lotherton Hall Temple Newsam House Armley Mills Industrial Museum Thwaite Mills Museum Leeds University Library Special Collections The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, London Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln Liverpool and Merseyside Record Offices London School of Economics and Political Science British Library of Political and Economic Science The Women's Library @ LSE London Transport Museum Manchester City Galleries Manchester City Art Gallery Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume Wythenshawe Hall Heaton Hall Manchester Museum Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative College, Manchester National Motor Museum, Hampshire National Tramway Museum, Crich Norfolk Record Office Northampton Central Museum and Art Gallery Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery Oxford University Library Oxford University Museum of Natural History People's History Museum, Manchester Petrie Museum, London Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Royal Academy of Music, London Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham Royal Geographical Society Royal Institute of British Architects, Lo