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323 Brucia

Brucia is a stony Phocaea asteroid and former Mars-crosser from the inner regions of the asteroid belt 33 kilometers in diameter. It was the first asteroid to be discovered by the use of astrophotography. Brucia was the first of over 200 asteroids discovered by Max Wolf, a pioneer in that method of finding astronomical objects. Discovered on December 22, 1891, it was named in honour of Catherine Wolfe Bruce, a noted patroness of the science of astronomy, who had donated $10,000 for the construction of the telescope used by Wolf; the asteroid is a member of the Phocaea family, a large family of stony S-type asteroids with nearly two thousand known members. It was an outer Mars-crossing asteroid with perihelion less than 1.666 AU until July 2017. For comparison, asteroid 4222 Nancita will become a Mars-crosser in June 2019. 1991 UG1 was a Mars-crossing asteroid until January 2016. Brucia has a synodic rotation period of 9.463 hours. According to the survey carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, Brucia measures 35.82 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.1765.

Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 323 Brucia at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 323 Brucia at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

Buffington Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Buffington Township is a township in Indiana County, United States. Buffington Township was named after Judge Joseph Buffington; the population was 1,328 at the 2010 census. It includes the communities of Blaides, Dilltown, Scott Glen, Stumpf's Mills, Wehrum; the Eliza Furnace was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.7 square miles, of which, 30.5 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,275 people, 469 households, 370 families residing in the township; the population density was 41.8 people per square mile. There were 517 housing units at an average density of 17.0/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 99.45% White, 0.08% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population. There were 469 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.1% were non-families.

17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 7.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06. In the township the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males. The median income for a household in the township was $34,118, the median income for a family was $38,625. Males had a median income of $29,904 versus $20,083 for females; the per capita income for the township was $15,327. About 11.5% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over

ZOE Broadcasting Network

ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc. is a Philippine broadcast media arm of the Jesus is Lord Church. Based in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, it operates a set of television and radio stations each in Mega Manila and Puerto Princesa City; the company owns its first television station in Metro Manila, inactive after its 14-year partnership with GMA Network Inc. which developed Zoe's corporate sustainability. The frequency rights of Channel 11 under call letters DWXI-TV in Metro Manila was given to a joint venture of influential religious groups in the 1990s: El Shaddai a Catholic charismatic-based group headed by Mike Velarde and Jesus Is Lord Church an evangelical protestant grooup headed by Eddie Villanueva. Conflict of interests started the two groups to contest the full ownership of the station; the Philippine Congress intervened and awarded to Mr. Villanueva and the JIL the right to acquire channel 11. Villanueva paid Velarde for the stocks and assets held by the channel's then-owner Delta Broadcasting System.

On April 13, 1998, JIL began its broadcast history with channel 11's relaunch as DZOE-TV, with ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc. as the new corporate name. It launched the new station ID and slogan "Give Love, Celebrate Life," which have been the corporate motto for years. In 1999, Entertainment Network, headed by Benito Araneta, ZOE entered in a channel lease agreement that saw Enternet occupying the station's morning and afternoon block through CNBC Asia. Two years disagreements on the contract led to ZOE pulling out Enternet's program block and the latter filing a case on Villanueva. In 2001, ZOE TV became the first TV station to air the second EDSA Revolution. In 2004, Villanueva resigned as the company's chair to run in the country's presidential elections. After ending last in the election results, Villanueva returned to ZOE and continues his appearance on various ZOE TV programs. In April 2005, Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc. a subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. and ZOE TV entered to an agreement for Citynet leasing the entire TV airtime block of the station in exchange of upgrading ZOE TV's facilities and ZOE distributing its in-house programs to GMA Network's airtime.

On September 1, 2005, channel 11 went off the air as GMA installed and rehabilitated the transmitter and studios of ZOE TV. At the same time, Channel 11's 40kW transmitter in Ortigas was decommissioned in favor of an upgraded 100kW transmitter facility purchased by GMA located at the GMA Tower of Power site in Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City, with ZOE maintaining transmitter operations for the station. ZOE TV, was relaunched on Channel 33 through its new call letters DZOZ-TV. Channel 33 began using its newly constructed 30 kW transmitter tower station located in Antipolo City, while retaining the Ortigas Center studios as its master control facility. On November 11, 2005, after a series of test broadcasts, GMA Network handled master control operations of channel 11 and launched their new second TV network through ZOE TV, it started as an all-female lifestyle channel QTV reformatted as news and public affairs channel GMA News TV on February 28, 2011. In July 2006, Channel 33 began on test broadcast with its airing of job opening program Future Finder on limited broadcast hours in preparation for a relaunch of DZOZ-TV's new branding on November 27, 2006.

On that day, after the series of test broadcasts, it began broadcasting under a blocktime agreement between ZOE and Makati-based Estima, Inc. The result of the deal was student-oriented channel UniversiTV; the channel has proven to be a hub for college and university students, catering them with evening and overnight programs everyday. By that time, it operated from 4 pm to 8 am the following day, but retracted its broadcast hours until 4 am during its last few months of airing. However, on March 10, 2008, UniversiTV ceased its agreement with Channel 33 due to poor ratings and lack of advertisers' support; this made ZOE TV left with no programming to offer along with the return of the old ZOE TV station ID from 1998 until 2005, they aired entertainment programs in the evening and a weekday morning TeleRadyo-formatted news program under the ZTV 33 brand. UniversiTV on the other hand, was relaunched as a Pay TV channel via satellite and cable operators, but ceased operations by 2010. On March 2011, a day after channel 11 was relaunched as GMA News TV, channel 33 was rebranded as Light TV 33, introducing new programs produced by ZOE, at the same time, relaunching its in-house news production through its flagship newscast News Light.

Soon, channel 33 regained its programming with programs dedicated to religious formats. On March 31, 2014, Light TV was renamed as Light Network, launched its refreshed logo, had a new slogan called "Experience Light", while retaining the slogan "Kaibigan Mo". On February 28, 2017, DZOZ-TV formally ceased its traditional analog terrestrial television signal, while launching its digital terrestrial television signal, using the ISDB-T standard. Upon doing so, it became the first Philippine television station to permanently shut down analog transmissions, as part of the country's wider transition rollout to digital TV. A week on March 6, Light Network revamped its on-air presentation to reflect the digitization completion, it launched its slogan "Magaan dito, Kaibigan", giving another definition to the word "light"

Savannah Bananas

The Savannah Bananas are a baseball team in the Coastal Plain League that began play in 2016. The team sold out every game of the 2017-2019 seasons and are on an 88-game sellout streak; the team has been featured on MSNBC, ESPN, CNN, Sports Illustrated for their unique promotions including dancing players, a break-dancing first base coach, playing a game in kilts. They were named the league's organization of the year in both 2016 and 2017; the team is based in Georgia. The Bananas play their home games at Grayson Stadium. Following the departure of the South Atlantic League's Savannah Sand Gnats for Columbia, South Carolina, on September 22, 2015, the Coastal Plain League announced Savannah as its newest team to begin play for 2016. On February 25, following a name-the-team contest, the Bananas name and colors were revealed by the team; the Bananas play in the CPL South Division with the Florence Red Wolves, Lexington County Blowfish, Macon Bacon. The Bananas have gained national recognition for ticket sales and marketing.

The team sold out 17 of 22 games played at Grayson Stadium in their first season and are on a 60-game sell out streak, dating back to 2016. Their innovative marketing includes the use of videos including "Bananas are Back," "Tytanic," and "Dancing with Darius."The 2016 Bananas ended their inaugural season as the 1st seed in the CPL West Division, earning home-field advantage for the first two games of the playoffs. In game one, the Bananas beat the Asheboro Copperheads 3-2 with the first walk-off in franchise history; the Bananas defeated the Forest City Owls 2-0 to win the CPL West Division championship and advance to the Petitt Cup Championship. Game one of the championship was played at Grayson Stadium, where the Bananas defeated the Peninsula Pilots 8-4; the team traveled to Hampton, Virginia where the Pilots' 4-3 win in game two forced an all-or-nothing game three. The Bananas took home the Petitt Cup after a 9-7 win in game three; the Bananas continued to generate national attention during their 2017 season with record breaking attendance, breaking their own CPL single season attendance record after only 22 regular season games.

In addition, in game entertainment provided by dancer-turned coach Darius Johnson and other promotions were subject to national coverage. The Bananas again qualified for the CPL playoffs in their second season, finishing second in the West Division, they defeated the High Point-Thomasville HiToms 9-3 in a first round single elimination game, but lost to their fellow Fans First team, the Gastonia Grizzlies, 0-2 in the division championship. The Bananas continued their success on the field & at the gates in 2018, finishing with the best regular season record in the CPL at 37-13 & selling out every home game with over a month to go in the regular season, they defeated the Macon Bacon 15-4 in the first round of the Coastal Plain League playoffs, winning the South Division. They advanced to face the High Point-Thomasville HiToms in the Southwest Region championship semifinal, falling 0-3 in another single elimination game; the 2018 season continued the phenomenon of wild promotions as the Bananas were the first team to play an entire game in kilts.

The Bananas debuted their kilts at their “St. Patrick’s Day in July” game, inspired by the massive celebration held in Savannah on the actual holiday; the team walked off in the 9th inning for a 4-3 win against the rival Macon Bacon. The Bananas recorded over 91,000 total fans at 25 home games in 2016, they broke the CPL's single season attendance record held by the Peninsula Pilots, after only 22 regular season games. Out of 24 regular season home games, there were 2 rain outs. One of three playoff games sold out; the team ranked second in average attendance among 160 collegiate summer teams across the country. In 2017, they welcomed 108,498 fans, they sold out all regular season games, with an average of 4,173 fans each night. 2018 continued the streak of sold out games, with the entire season being sold out with over a month remaining in the regular season. They brought a total of 118,262 fans to Grayson Stadium, shattering their own set league records as well as ranking 2nd in the country in attendance for summer collegiate teams.

In 2019, the team had a total of 117,729 fans. For the fourth year in a row, they led the Coastal Plain League in attendance. Savannah Bananas Coastal Plain League

Roberto Chen

Roberto Leandro Chen Rodríguez is a Panamanian footballer who plays as a central defender for LD Alajuelense on loan from Árabe Unido. He is capable of playing on the right side and is good with the ball at his feet. Born in Isla Colón, Bocas del Toro, with Chinese heritage, Chen graduated from San Francisco's youth setup, made his senior debuts in the 2010–11 campaign, aged only 17. On 3 August 2013 Chen signed a three-year deal with La Liga side Málaga for a $500,000 fee, he made his debut for the Andalusians on the 17th, starting and being booked in a 0–1 loss at Valencia. He played his second match only on 26 October, starting in a 0–5 home loss against Celta de Vigo. On 17 January 2014, Chen was loaned to Belgian Pro League side Zulte Waregem until the end of the season, he only appeared sparingly, returned to Málaga in June. On 22 August 2015 Chen was loaned to Segunda División B side Real Balompédica Linense, for a year. On July 27, 2016, Chen signed a one-year contract with Categoria Primera A side Rionegro Águilas.

He debuted in a 3-2 home loss against Atlético Bucaramanga. After appearing with the Panama national under-17 and under-20 teams, Chen played his first match with the main squad on 3 September 2011, replacing Luis Moreno on the 56th of a 0–2 home loss against Paraguay, he was named in the 23-man final squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, appearing in all matches as Panama finished second. On 10 September 2013 Chen scored his first international goal, netting the last of a 2–2 draw against Honduras. Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first. Roberto Chen at BDFutbol Roberto Chen at Soccerway Roberto Chen at

Mu Velorum

Mu Velorum is a binary star system in the southern constellation Vela. The two stars orbit each other with a semi-major axis of 1.437 arcseconds and a period of 116.24 years. The pair have a combined apparent visual magnitude of 2.69, making the system visible to the naked eye. From parallax measurements, the distance to this system is estimated to be 117 light-years; the system is about 360 million years old. The primary component is a giant star with an apparent magnitude of 2.7 and a stellar classification of G5 III. It is radiating about 107 times the luminosity of the Sun from an expanded atmosphere about 13 times the Sun's radius; the mass of this star is 3.3 times that of the Sun. In 1998, the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer space telescope detected a strong flare that released an X-ray emission nearly equal to the output of the entire star; the quiescent X-ray luminosity of Mu Velorum A is about 1.7 × 1030 erg s−1. The fainter companion, Mu Velorum B, is a main sequence star with an apparent magnitude of 6.4 and an assigned stellar classification of G2V.

However, this classification is suspect. Closer examination of the spectrum suggests the star may have a classification of F4V or F5V, which suggests a mass of about 1.5 times the mass of the Sun. Such stars do not show a marked level of magnetic activity