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Branford, Connecticut

Branford is a shoreline town located on Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, 8 miles east of New Haven. The population was 28,026 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.0 square miles. There are two harbors, the more central Branford Harbor and Stony Creek Harbor on the east end, one town beach at Branford Point. Much of the town's border with East Haven to the west is dominated by Lake Saltonstall, a reservoir owned by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, Saltonstall Mountain, part of the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border; the southern terminus of the Metacomet Ridge, Beacon Hill, is located in Branford. The town of Branford includes the Thimble Islands. Neighboring towns are North Branford to the north, Guilford to the east, East Haven to the west. An area called "Totoket", which became Branford, was part of the land bought from the Mattabesech Indians in 1638 by the first settlers of New Haven.

The Dutch in the New Netherland settlements set up a trading post at the mouth of the Branford River in the 17th century, the source of the name "Dutch Wharf" known as "Dutch House Wharf" and the Dutch House Quarter. The area was described by Ezra Stiles as containing a "Dutch Fort" as hinted at by archaeological excavations completed in the 1990s; the town's name is said to be derived from the town of England. The town in early maps was called Brentford before being shortened to Branford. Established in 1644, Branford grew during the 19th centuries. In the late 18th century, the first shoreline community, Stony Creek, was settled. Indian Neck and Pine Orchard were settled, but neither of those settlements was permanent until the mid-19th century. In 1852, the railroad helped bring new business, including Branford Lockworks, Malleable Iron Fittings Company, the Atlantic Wire Company; the Stony Creek granite quarries rose to prominence as a direct consequence of railroad construction. During the mid-19th century, Branford became a popular resort area.

Twenty hotels opened, including Indian Point House in Stony Creek, Montowese House in Indian Neck, Sheldon House in Pine Orchard. During the mid-20th century, Branford shed its resort image and subsequently took on many characteristics associated with northeastern suburbs. In 1974, Connecticut Hospice was founded in the first hospice in the United States. Branford has six historic districts that are listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places; these include buildings in Federal and Crafts, Queen Anne styles of architecture. Five NRHP-listed districts are Branford Center Historic District, Branford Point Historic District, Canoe Brook Historic District, Route 146 Historic District, Stony Creek-Thimble Islands Historic District. More than 20 historic homes and other properties are separately listed on the National Register. In total, 30 properties or districts in Branford appear in New Haven County's NRHP listings. One example is Harrison House and Museum, a 1724 structure, which has period furnishings, local historical items, archives, a barn and an herb garden.

Cruises of the Thimble Islands depart from the Stony Creek dock, seal-watch cruises take place in March. Branford's recreational facilities include several town-maintained parks and beaches owned by private foundations, hiking trails along Lake Saltonstall and a stretch of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, 20 miles of coastline with more than 12 marinas. Branford is home to two breweries named after local landmarks, Thimble Island Brewing Company and Stony Creek Brewery; as of the census of 2000, there were 28,683 people, 12,543 households, 7,663 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,305.2 people per square mile. There were 13,342 housing units at an average density of 607.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.05% white, 1.35% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population. There were 12,543 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.9% were non-families.

32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.90. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $58,009, the median income for a family was $69,510. Males had a median income of $46,927 versus $35,947 for females; the per capita income for the town was $32,301. About 3.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under the age of 18 and 4.0% of those 65 and older. Branford Center is home to many small stores and coffee houses, which line Main Street, with the Green at the center; the Branford Green has churches as well as the town hall and other government facilities and hosts concerts and other events, such as the annual Branford Festival

Chris Dent

Christopher David James Dent is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman, he was born in Bristol. Dent played for Gloucestershire at Under-15 and Under-17 level as a member of their academy squad, while playing club cricket for Thornbury in the West of England Premier League. Dent played for the Gloucestershire Second XI from 2007, before signing his first professional contract with the club in August 2009. Dent made his List A début against Nottinghamshire, he did not bat or bowl in the match, as Gloucestershire reached their winning target of 58 runs with nine wickets to spare. In 2009 Dent was selected for the England Under-19 tour of Bangladesh, in January 2010 was a member of the England squad at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup. Dent played in nearly all of Gloucestershire's games for 2013, averaging 45.12 with the bat scoring a total of 1,128 runs, the first time he had scored 1000 runs in a season. At the start of the 2018 season, Dent was appointed club captain for both the County Championship and the One Day Cup competitions.

As of 26 June 2019 Chris Dent at ESPNcricinfo Player Profile: Chris Dent from Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Beaufort Gyre

The Beaufort Gyre is a wind-driven ocean current located in the Arctic Ocean polar region. The gyre contains both water, it accumulates fresh water by the process of melting the ice floating on the surface of the water. Conditions in the Arctic have favored sea ice loss in recent years during the Northern Hemisphere summers. At the end of the 20th century, analyses of increasing Pacific Surface Water temperatures led to the discovery of a connection between these rising temperatures and the onset of severe loss of Arctic sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A reason for the existence of this link was proposed: “...delayed winter ice formation allows for more efficient coupling between the ocean and wind forcing.” These dynamical mechanisms are observed in the circulation of the Beaufort Gyre. Housed in the western part of the Arctic Ocean is the Beaufort Gyre, whose growing reservoir of freshwater is shrouded in mystery. In recent years, this increasing freshwater content has been the focal point of many studies those concerning coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics.

The majority of the Arctic’s freshwater content resides in the Beaufort Gyre. Although biased toward the Northern Hemisphere summer months, observations from submarines and stations on drifting ice suggest that the gyre has been expanding over the past two decades. Researchers have employed coupled sea-ice-ocean general circulation models in order to analyze these observations. Model results show that Ekman transport plays an integral role in the variability of freshwater in the gyre, thus in the Arctic Ocean; the prevailing rotational direction of the Beaufort Gyre is clockwise, following the prevailing wind circulation of the Polar High. Coriolis veers moving objects to the right in the northern hemisphere and'to the right" is inwards in a clockwise rotating system; this is why anything floating, including fresher water tends to move toward the centre of the system. Indeed, there is a slight bulge in the centre of the Beaufort gyre when it is rotating in its predominant clockwise direction.

If, as is speculated, as the Arctic Ocean becomes a heat collector resulting in a low pressure, counter clockwise rotating system, the Beaufort Gyre can be expected to follow suit and send the fresher water outward to be captured by the transpolar current. This could well bring up the saltier warmer Atlantic water which lies under the floating, fresher Arctic water. Variations in the Ekman transport change the sea surface height and depth of the halocline, resulting in Ekman pumping. During anticyclonic regimes—where the wind stress curl is negative—freshwater is pumped into the Beaufort Gyre. Giles et al. conclude. The wind stress curl used by Giles et al. is from the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis data at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division in Boulder, Colorado, USA. See for more details. The seasonal cycle of freshwater content does not only concern mechanical processes, but thermal processes as well.

The Beaufort Gyre contains a mean volume of 800 km^3 of frozen freshwater, or sea ice, based on a mean ice thickness of 2 meters. During the June–July months, the mean seasonal cycle of freshwater content peaks; the maximum in freshwater content released into the ocean waters coincides with a maximum in wind stress curl, allowing for a high volume of freshwater to seep into the Arctic Ocean circulation. This rapid influx of freshwater into the Arctic circulation forces a large volume of freshwater to outflow into the North Atlantic basin, affecting the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation; the Beaufort Gyre has formed a dome of freshwater that has expanded vertically by about 15 centimetres since 2002. The freshwater within this gyre represents about 10% of all the freshwater in the Arctic Ocean; the clockwise circulation of the Beaufort Gyre is induced by the wind patterns associated with the permanent anticyclonic high pressure system over the western part of the Arctic. In a clockwise-rotating gyre in the Northern Hemisphere, the Coriolis force causes the ocean water to flow inward toward the gyre's center where it accumulates forming a dome of water.

If the wind patterns shift into a cyclonic circulation due to the residence of a low pressure system, this will cause the circulation of the Beaufort Gyre to reverse and flow counter-clockwise. If this occurs, the Coriolis force would bend the flow out and away from the center of the gyre and, instead of the formation of a rising water dome, a depression would form and upwelling of the warmer water from the Atlantic ocean would occur. Oceanographer Andrey Proshutinsky has theorized that if the winds and the gyre's circulation were to weaken, high volumes of freshwater could leak out of the eastern part of the Arctic Ocean into the Northern Atlantic Ocean, impacting the Thermohaline Circulation and thus climate. Due to seasonal sea ice formation, the Beaufort Gyre is difficult to access and thus study in the Northern Hemisphere winter months.

Harrisburg School District (Arkansas)

Harrisburg School District is an accredited public school district based in Harrisburg, United States. The school district encompasses 58.77 square miles of land including Harrisburg and Weiner Cherry Valley, Trumann in Poinsett County, Arkansas. The district from its five facilities provides comprehensive education for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and has been accredited by AdvancED since 2009. According to the district's website, by 1897, it became evident that Harrisburg needed a new school building. A two story brick building was constructed on Brooks Street, it was a grammar school including grades one through nine. This building served school children in Harrisburg until March 1919 when a much larger two-story brick building was constructed on South Street. From September 1918 until March 3, 1919, students attended classes in churches until the new building was completed. For more than 50 years this building served as a place of education for students in the Harrisburg School District.

For 30 years it was the only building on campus. Consolidation in the Harrisburg School District began in 1945 with Greenfield District followed by Bethel, Wyley Crossing, Burrow, Pleasant View and Valley View. Average daily attendance rose from 317 in 1943-44 to 937 in 1959-51. Whitaker and Weona School District joined the Harrisburg School System. On July 1, 2010, Weiner School District was annexed by the Harrisburg School District. Harrisburg School District now consists of 4 schools. Secondary schools: Harrisburg High School, serving more than 325 students in grades 9 through 12. Harrisburg Middle School, serving more than 350 students in grades 5 through 8. Elementary schools: Harrisburg Elementary School, serving more than 400 students in pre-kindergarten and 4. Weiner Elementary School, serving more than 150 students in kindergarten through 6. In 2012, Harrisburg Elementary received a Bronze Award in the HealthierUS School Challenge that recognizes excellence in nutrition and physical activity by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.

S. Department of Agriculture. Weiner High School was a part of the district until 2013, when it closed. Official website

Star Reporter

Star Reporter is a 1939 American film directed by Howard Bretherton. Star Reporter, John Randolph, with his fiancée, Barbara Burnette, has faith in her father, D. A. William Burnette, throws the full weight of his newspaper behind him, in hopes of tracking down his own father's killer. John is convinced that his father was murdered to stop him from revealing the organized crime bosses, in the city. Now, all he needs is proof. Just as he's about to get the goods on the criminal kingpin, lawyer Whittaker, there is another murder. Little does John suspect that the confessed killer, Joe Draper and his own mother, Mrs. Julia Randolph have their own deep, dark secret, from the past: the true identity of her long, lost declared dead, husband. Whittaker and his mobsters will do anything to close the case. They're willing to shut anyone up permanently. John will stop at nothing, to see justice done when his own fiancée and Mother warn him that he might not be ready to handle the truth! Warren Hull as John Randolph, aka John Charles Benton Marsha Hunt as Barbara Burnette Wallis Clark as District Attorney William Burnette Clay Clement as Whittaker Morgan Wallace as Joe Draper, aka Charles Benton Virginia Howell as Mrs. Julia Randolph Paul Fix as Clipper Joseph Crehan as Gordon, Newspaper Editor Eddie Kane as Sam Grey William Ruhl as Police Investigator Lane Effie Anderson as Molly, D.

A.'s Secretary Lester Dorr as Reporter Wilkins Monte Collins as Reporter Hogan Denis Tankard as Mason, Burnette's Butler Star Reporter on IMDb Star Reporter is available for free download at the Internet Archive

Dewas Junior

Dewas Junior - Jivaji Rao was a Maratha princely state during the British Raj, together with Dewas Senior it was known as Dewas State and on 12 December 1818 Dewas State became a British protectorate. The seats were established in 1728 by two brothers from the Puar clan, who advanced into Malwa with the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao, divided the territory and Estate among themselves after the Jagirs are. Mahudiya title, Thakur. Maratha conquest; the two Rajas heading Dewas states both lived in separate residences in the town of Dewas, ruled over separate areas. The Junior branch had an area of 440 sq mi and had a population of 54,904 in 1901. Both Dewas states were in the Malwa Agency of the Central India Agency. After India's independence in 1947, the Maharajas of Dewas acceded to India, their states were integrated into Madhya Bharat, which became a state of India in 1950. In 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh state. 1728 – 15 Aug 1774: Jivaji Rao Puar "Dada Sahib" 15 Aug 1774 – 2 Dec 1790: Sadashiv Rao I Puar 2 Dec 1790 – 1817: Rukmangad Rao Puar 1817 – 1840: Anand Rao Puar "Rao Sahib" 1817 – 1840: Anand Rao Puar "Rao Sahib" 1840 – 12 May 1864: Haibat Rao Puar 12 May 1864 – 19 Jan 1892: Narayan Rao Puar "Dada Sahib" 12 May 1864 – 1877: Yamuna Bai Sahib -Regent + Rao Bahadur R.

J. Bhide 19 Jan 1892 – 1 Jan 1918: Malhar Rao Puar "Bhava Sahib" 19 Jan 1892 – 10 Aug 1913: Lala Bisheshas Nath – Regent 1 Jan 1918 – 4 Feb 1934: Sir Malhar Rao Puar "Bhava Sahib" 4 Feb 1934 – 2 Dec 1943: Sadashiv Rao II Puar "Khase Sahib" 2 Dec 1943 – 15 Aug 1947: Yeshwant Rao Puar "Bhau Sahib" List of Maratha dynasties and states List of Indian princely states