Angel Island (California)

Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay. The home of a military installation, the island now offers picturesque views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais; the entire island is included within Angel Island State Park, administered by California State Parks. The island, a California Historical Landmark, has been used for a variety of purposes, including military forts, a US Public Health Service Quarantine Station, a US Bureau of Immigration inspection and detention facility; the Angel Island Immigration Station on the northeast corner of the island, where officials detained and examined one million immigrants, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Angel Island is the second largest island in area of the San Francisco Bay. On a clear day and Napa can be seen from the north side of the island; the highest point on the island exactly at its center, is Mount Caroline Livermore, more known as Mt Livermore, at a height of 788 feet. The island is entirely in the city of Tiburon, in Marin County, there is a small sliver at the eastern end of it which extends into the territory of the City and County of San Francisco.

The island is separated from the mainland of Marin County by Raccoon Strait, the depth of the water 90 feet. The United States Census Bureau reported a land area of 3.107 km² and a population of 57 people as of the 2000 census. The rocks of Angel Island are part of the Franciscan Complex, an extensive belt of marine sedimentary and igneous rocks which were deformed and metamorphosed during the Mesozoic. Metamorphism of the Franciscan Complex occurred at high pressures and low temperatures, producing indicator minerals jadeite and glaucophane, characteristic of subduction zone metamorphism; the rocks of Angel Island have been grouped with similar rocks displaying similar metamorphic minerals in the East Bay Hills and on the Tiburon Peninsula as the "Angel Island Nappe". The rocks are diverse, including well-exposed serpentinite in the old quarry and conglomerates containing clasts of glaucophane schist on Kayak Beach, meta-volcanics and cherts with dark blue amphibole and brown needles of stilpnomelane on Perles Beach.

However, their relationships to one another are not well understood. The Franciscan Complex rocks are unconformably overlain by flat-lying sediments of the Colma Formation near Blunt Point on the south coast of the island; these sandstones are only weakly consolidated and are eroding to provide a supply of sand to the south coast of the island, in contrast to the northern and western beaches which are dominated by pebbles and cobbles. The shape of the hillslopes on Angel Island include the scars of pre-historic landslides and mass wasting, deposits of eroded material may have been transported away from the island by currents in the San Francisco Bay; until about ten thousand years ago, Angel Island was connected to the mainland. From about two thousand years ago the island was a fishing and hunting site for Coast Miwok Native Americans. Similar evidence of Native American settlement is found on the nearby mainland of the Tiburon Peninsula upon Ring Mountain. In 1775, the Spanish naval vessel San Carlos made the first European entry to the San Francisco Bay under the command of Juan de Ayala.

Ayala anchored off Angel Island, gave it its modern name. In his book Two Years Before the Mast, published in 1840, Richard Henry Dana Jr. mentions in chapter 26, that in 1834 his sailing ship collected wood from "a small island, about two leagues from the Yerba Buena anchorage, called by us'Wood Island' and by the Mexicans'Isla de los Ángeles' and was covered with trees to the waters edge." Like much of the California coast, Angel Island was subsequently used for cattle ranching. In 1863, during the American Civil War, the U. S. Army was concerned about Confederate naval raiders attacking San Francisco, it decided to construct artillery batteries on Angel Island, first at Stuart Point and Point Knox. Col. René Edward De Russy was the Chief Engineer; the Army established a camp on the island, it subsequently became an infantry garrison during the US campaigns against Native American peoples in the West. In the 19th century, the army designated the entire island as "Fort McDowell" and developed further facilities there, including what is now called the East Garrison or Fort McDowell.

A quarantine station was opened in Ayala Cove in 1891. During the Spanish–American War the island served as a discharge depot for returning troops, it continued to serve as a transit station throughout the first half of the 20th century, with troops engaged in World War I embarking and returning there. At the end of World War I the disembarkation center was commanded by William P. Burnham, who had commanded the 82nd Division in France during the war. In 1938, hearings concerning charges of membership in the Communist political party against labor leader Harry Bridges were held on Angel Island before Dean James Landis of Harvard Law School. After eleven weeks of testimony that filled nearly 8,500 pages, Landis found in favor of Bridges; the decision was accepted by the United States Department of Labor and Bridges was freed. During World War II the need for troops in the Pacific far exceeded prior needs; the facilities on Angel Island were

Salem Spartans

Salem Spartans known as Tuti Patriots is a cricket team representing Salem district in the TNCA T20 League tournament, Tamil Nadu Premier League. The team was owned by Thoothukudi Sports and Private Entertainment limited set up by TNCA administrator Mr. Albert Muralidharan. In 2020, the team renamed as Salem Spartans. Abhishek SelvaKumar Akash Sumra Akshay V Srinivas Anand Subramanian Ashith Rajiv Sanganakal Athisiyaraj Davidson Boopalan S Dinesh SampathKumar Sai Vinoth Jesuraj R Kaushik Gandhi Malolan Rangarajan JS Dhas Sai Kishore R Rajagopal Sathish Salman Nizar Sheldon Philip Jackson Shubham Mehta S Nelson Samvel A Anbazhagan Selavam Washington Sundar Coach: Ramaswamy Prasanna Mentor: Syed Shahabuddin Assistant Coach: Palani Amarnath Fielding Coach: Gaurav Dhar Team Manager: KC RamaSubramanian Fitness Trainer: Dhinesh Sadashivam Physio: TP Vallabhan Video Analyst: Maniraj R Throw Down: Narasimhan V Social Media: Kartick Raajkumar R Jones TUTI Patriots won the first edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League in September 2016.

Jones TUTI Patriots were the losing finalists of Tamil Nadu Premier League in August 2017Jones TUTI Patriots is the most successful team in Tamil Nadu Premier League with win percentage of 77.77 TNCA Official Page

Bố Trạch District

Bố Trạch is a rural district in Quảng Bình Province. The district capital is Hoàn Lão township. Bố Trạch borders the capital city of Đồng Hới to the south-east and Tuyên Hóa District and Quảng Trạch District to the north, Quảng Ninh District to the south and Minh Hóa District to the north-west. Bố Trạch has 30 communes and townships; as of 2006 the district had a population of 402,756. The district covers 2,123 square kilometres; the district is divided into 2 townships: Hoàn Lão and Nông Trường Việt Trung, 28 rural communes: Bắc Trạch, Cự Nẫm, Đại Trạch, Đồng Trạch, Đức Trạch, Hạ Trạch, Hải Trạch, Hoà Trạch, Hoàn Trạch, Hưng Trạch, Lâm Trạch, Liên Trạch, Lý Trạch, Mỹ Trạch, Nam Trạch, Nhân Trạch, Phú Định, Phú Trạch, Phúc Trạch, Sơn Lộc, Sơn Trạch, Tân Trạch, Tây Trạch, Thanh Trạch, Thượng Trạch, Trung Trạch, Vạn Trạch, Xuân Trạch. Area and population of administrative units of Bố Trạch district