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Boys Nation

Boys Nation is an annual forum concerning civic training, government and Americanism, run by the American Legion. One hundred Boys Nation Senators are chosen from a pool of over 20,000 Boys State participants, making it one of the most selective educational programs in the United States; each year, two delegates in the summer after their junior year of high school are selected from each of the fifty American Legion Boys State programs in the United States. These delegates attend the week-long event in Washington, DC; the event endeavors to teach delegates about the processes of the Federal government of the United States by establishing a mock Senate and organizing mock elections of a Boys Nation Senate President Pro Tempore, Senate Secretary, Vice President, President. Senators attend lectures and forums, visit governmental institutions and historical sites. Tom Brokaw and former president Bill Clinton have been involved, it is a tradition for the student senators to take a private tour of the White House and be received by the current president.

Boys Nation Senators ordinarily receive private tours of the United States Supreme Court, the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department. Students assume the role of a United States Senator, they introduce bills and debate in the senate chambers. Delegates are split into political parties and draft a party platform as well as perform usual party duties like nominations for president and vice-president, along with elected party leadership; the American Legion Auxiliary runs. David B. Barlow, United States Attorney, District of Utah Max Baucus, United States Ambassador and Senator, Montana Beau Biden, Attorney General of Delaware Tom Brokaw, Former NBC anchorman Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer Chris Christie, Former Governor of New Jersey Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States Tom Cotton, United States Senator, Arkansas Mitch Daniels, Former Governor of Indiana, Current President, Purdue University Lawrence DiCara, Politician, former Boston City Council President H. Alston Johnson III, Former federal judicial nominee to the U.

S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Michael Jordan, professional NBA player John Neely Kennedy, United States Senator, Louisiana Alan Keyes, politician Michael S. Lee, United States Senator, Utah Joe Lieberman, United States Senator, Connecticut and VP Candidate Donal Logue, Noted Hollywood actor Gray H. Miller, U. S. District Court Judge Nate Morris, Co-Founder and CEO, Rubicon Global Eric Motley, Former State Department Official Scott Murphy, United States Representative, New York Andre Quintero, Mayor, El Monte, California Ben Sasse, United States Senator, Nebraska Jonathan Shapiro, Emmy Award winning Producer/Writer Gaddi Vasquez, Former Director of the Peace Corps Scott Walker, Former Governor of Wisconsin T. Charles Pierson, Former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Badger Boys State Pennsylvania Keystone Boys State Boys Nation official website American Legion website

Ukpabi Asika

Anthony Ukpabi Asika was Administrator of East Central State, Nigeria during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon, appointed when his predecessor, the Eastern Region governor Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, led the Biafran state into secession. Asika was born in Onitsha in modern-day Anambra State on 28 June 1936, his father was Edward Obiozo Asika of the Ijelekpe Dynasty in Onitsha. He was educated as St. Patrick's College, Edo College and University College, now the University of Ibadan, he worked as Clerk of Onitsha Town Council, Clerk in the Department of Marketing and Export, Clerk at the Northern Nigeria Marketing Board, Kano. Asika studied at the University of California in the US from 1961 to 1965 and became a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Ibadan between 1965 and 1967, he was an erudite scholar. Asika was appointed administrator of East-Central State in October 1967 at the start of the Biafran civil war, theoretically based in Enugu which in fact was the capital of the breakaway state.

Biafran radio used the nickname for "Lord Haw Haw" for Asika, a pro-federal Igbo intellectual. After the war ended in 1970 he was responsible for administering a large part of the former Biafran territories, his administration was said to be starved of funds. He was opposed to the creation of new states. While governor, he was a member of the Technical Committee on the Review of the National Census from 1973 to 1975. Asika was Team Leader of the Presidential Delegation to Niger and Cameroun which negotiated re-opening Nigeria borders in 1985. Asika suffered a stroke in 1996, requiring extensive medical care, was incapacitated from on, he died on 14 September 2004. Asika was married to late Chief Mrs. Chinyere Asika, the couple had three children: Obi and Uju

Bugey wine

Bugey wine is produced in the Bugey region in the Ain département of France, under the two VDQS designations Bugey and Roussette du Bugey. On May 28, 2009, INAO gave its final approval for the elevation of Bugey and Roussette du Bugey to Appellation d'origine contrôlée status. A high proportion of Bugey wine is white, but white, rosé, red and sparkling wines are all produced in Bugey. Bugey wine made from the aromatic white variety Altesse, locally called Roussette, are among the more noted from the area. Vineyards of the two Bugey appellations cover around 500 hectares spread over 67 communes in the department of Ain. Under the present VDQS regulations, Bugey may carry the following designations: Bugey - white, rosé or red Bugey, plus a mention of geographical origin: Manicle, a lieu dit in Cheignieu-la-Balme - white or red Montagnieu - red Bugey mousseux or pétillant - white or rosé Bugey mousseux or pétillant, plus a mention of geographical origin: Cerdon - rosé Montagnieu - white Roussette du Bugey - white Roussette du Bugey, plus a mention of geographical origin: Montagnieu - white Virieu le Grand - white White Bugey, with the exception of white Bugey-Manicle, must contain at least 50% Chardonnay, may furthermore contain Aligoté, Jacquère, Pinot gris and Mondeuse blanche as accessory grapes.

Bugey-Manicle must be 100% Chardonnay. Roussette de Bugey, which only exists as a white wine, must contain at least 50% Altesse, locally known under the name Roussette. Chardonnay is allowed as an accessory grape until the 2008 vintage, but from the 2009 vintage all Roussette de Bugey must be 100% Altesse. Roussette de Bugey with a mention of geographical origin is required to be made from only Altesse grapes. For rosé Bugey, a minimum of 50% of Gamay and Pinot noir, alone or together must be used. Mondeuse noire, Pinot gris and Poulsard are allowed as accessory grapes. Red Bugey can contain Gamay, Pinot noir or Mondeuse noire, with the exception of red Bugey-Manicle that can only contain Pinot noir, red Bugey-Montagnieu that can only contain Mondeuse noire. White sparkling Bugey, with the exception of Bugey-Montagnieu, must contain a minimum of 70% of Chardonnay, Jacquère and Molette; the following grapes are allowed as accessory grapes: Aligoté, Mondeuse blanche, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Mondeuse noire and Poulsard.

White sparkling Bugey-Montagnieu must contain a minimum of 70% of Altesse and Mondeuse noire, with Jacquère, Pinot noir and Molette allowed as accessory grapes. Rosé sparkling Bugey follows the same rules as still Bugey rosé, with the exception of rosé sparkling Bugey-Cerdon, which must be made either from 100% Gamay or a blend of Gamay and Poulsard; the wines of Bugey have been classified as VDQS wines since 1958 under the name Vin du Bugey. Before the 2004 change to the present VDQS names, all of the following names in combination with additional designations were possible for Bugey wines: Mousseux du Bugey Pétillant du Bugey Roussette du Bugey Roussette du Bugey, plus the mention of one of the following crus: Anglefort, Chanay, Montagnieu, Virieu-le-Grand. Vin du Bugey, or Bugey Vin du Bugey, or Bugey, plus the mention of one of the following crus: Virieu-le-Grand, Manicle, Cerdon Vin du Bugey-Cerdon pétillant Vin du Bugey-Cerdon mousseux Vin du Bugey mousseux Vin du Bugey pétillantBugey has wished to achieve full Appellation d'origine contrôlée status for some time.

As of April 2008, INAO published draft AOC regulations for Bugey and Roussette du Bugey as part of the scrutiny process. By May 28, 2009, the scrutiny process was finished and INAO gave its approval, with official publication of AOC rules to follow. Bugey is located outside any of the major French wine regions, is therefore counted as a small wine-making area of its own. Since the closest vineyards of Bugey and Savoy are within a few kilometers of another, it is not surprising that Bugey sometimes is thought to be a part of the Savoy wine region. However, it was a part of Burgundy and is located in another department than Savoy. Bugey wine-growers' official site

Ernest Winch

Ernest Edward Winch was a British Columbia politician, trade unionist and socialist. He was a BC Co-operative Commonwealth Federation MLA in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly from 1933 until his death in 1957. Born in England, Winch's father was a master bricklayer; the younger Winch apprenticed in the trade. In 1899 he went to Australia and returned again in 1903 but again went back to England. In 1909, he came to Canada with his young family. Winch began studying socialism in 1910 and joined the Social Democratic Party of Canada the next year becoming its provincial secretary by 1913. In July 1918, he became president of the Vancouver Trade and Labour Council, he endorsed the Vancouver General Strike on 1918 and the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, he was an active member of various left wing parties including the Socialist Party of Canada and the Independent Labour Party. He refounded the Socialist Party of Canada in 1932 and, with it, joined the new Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

In the 1933 provincial election he, his son Harold Winch, five others became the first CCF MLAs in the legislature. In 1938, his son became party leader. Winch was founder of the New Vista Society of Burnaby in 1948, a founder member of the Association for the Protection of Fur bearing Animals of British Columbia. Ernest Edward Winch at The Canadian Encyclopedia

Underwater (Rüfüs Du Sol song)

"Underwater" is a song by Australian alternative dance group Rüfüs Du Sol. The song was released on 10 August 2018 as the second single from the group's third studio album Solace. In November 2019, the song was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 2020 Awards. Sose Fuamoli from Triple J described "Underwater" as "an envelope pusher when it comes to production" adding "thumping beats and Tyrone Lindqvist's soaring vocals have pulled the band right back into our eyeline and centre."Kat Benin from Billboard said ""Underwater" sounds like its title. It opens with blinking, repetitive synth, murky as if coming through depths of blue. A chorus of ghostly voices lures you deeper as singer Tyrone Lindqvist whispers you to move further away. You can't, of course. You're trapped by RÜFÜS' dark magic. If you like a little creepiness with your cool, dig that flatline beat at the end."The song was voted in at #22 in the world's largest annual music poll, the Triple J Hottest 100, 2018

Type 281 radar

The Type 281 radar was a British naval early warning radar developed during World War II. It replaced the Type 79 as the Royal Navy's main early warning radar during the war; the prototype system was mounted on the light cruiser HMS Dido in October 1940. This radar used a frequency of 90 MHz, a beamwidth of 35°, a wavelength of 3.5 m. It required separate receiving antennas that were rotated by hand. For long-range warning the radar used a 15 microsecond pulse at a power level of 350 kW that gave a detection range up to 110 nautical miles for aircraft. For tracking surface targets it used a 2–3 microsecond pulse at 1 MW that gave a range up to 12 nautical miles. A second set was installed in January 1941 aboard the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and production began of another 57 sets with the first deliveries occurring the following month; this set had a secondary aerial and surface gunnery capability and used a Precision Ranging Panel. The Type 281 ranging system allowed the user to select either a 2,000 yards to 14,000 yards or a 2,000 yards to 25,000 yards range display with range accuracies of 50 yards or 75 yards RMS, respectively.

Aerial target ranges were passed directly to the HACS table. Type 281B consolidated the transmission and receiving antennas while the Type 281BP radar had the short pulse feature removed, it was fitted with improved receivers that increased the maximum detection range for an aircraft at 20,000 feet to 120 nautical miles. At lower altitudes, ranges declined to 90 nautical miles at 10,000 feet and 65 nautical miles at 5,000 feet; the Type 281BQ was a Type 281BP fitted with power rotation, at 2 or 4 rpm, equipped with a plan position indicator. After the end of the war, the Type 281 was replaced by the Type 960 radar. Brown, Louis. A Radar History of World War II: Technological and Military Imperatives. Bristol and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0659-9. Friedman, Norman. Naval Radar. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-238-2. Pout, H. W.. "Weapon Direction in the Royal Navy". In Kingsley, F. A.. The Application of Radar and other Electronic Systems in the Royal Navy in World War 2.

London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-62748-2. Mitchell, Alastair. "The Development of Radar in the Royal Navy, Part I". In Roberts, John. Warship IV. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-205-6. Swords, Sean S.. Technical History of the Beginnings of Radar. London: IEE/Peter Peregrinus. ISBN 0-86341-043-X. Watson, Raymond C. Jr.. Radar Origins Worldwide: History of Its Evolution in 13 Nations Through World War II. Trafford. ISBN 978-1-4269-2111-7; the RN Radar and Communications Museum