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Burke Scott

Burke Scott was an American basketball player and coach. He was starting shooting guard on Indiana University's 1953 championship team and coached at the high school level in his home state of Indiana. Scott, a 6'0" guard from Tell City High School in Tell City, played for coach Branch McCracken at Indiana from 1952 to 1955. Scott started each of his three varsity seasons at Indiana, played a key role as a sophomore ball-handler and defensive specialist on the Hoosiers' 1953 national championship team. Scott led the Hoosiers to a second straight Big Ten Conference title the following season. Following his college career, Scott spent two years in the U. S. Army. C. Jones; each loss came during the AAU national basketball tournament in Denver. After his Army commitment, Scott returned to Indiana and began his high school teaching & coaching career, his record over his 13-year Head Coach career: 154-121. Alongside his two high school coaches, his college coach, Branch McCracken is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Thomas Dolman

Sir Thomas Dolman was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1679. Dolman was the son of Humphrey Dolman of Shaw House and his wife Anne Quarles, daughter of John Quarles, merchant of London, he matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford on 26 October 1638, aged 16 and was a student of Lincoln's Inn in 1641. He was commissioner for assessment for Berkshire from January 1660 to 1680, commissioner for militia for Berkshire in March 1660, J. P. for Berkshire from July 1660 and Deputy Lieutenant for Berkshire from August 1660. Dolman was knighted on 2 February 1661 and made freeman of Reading before being elected Member of Parliament for Reading in the Cavalier Parliament of 1661. In 1664 he was a J. P. for Newbury 1664. He succeeded to his father's estate at Shaw in 1666. From 1669 to 1687 he was J. P. for Leicestershire and in 1671 he was J. P. for Newbury. He was a gentleman of the privy chamber from 1672 to 1685. From 1673 to 1680, he was commissioner for assessment for Leicestershire and in 1675 commissioner for recusants for Berkshire.

He became clerk to the Privy Council extraordinary in 1676, clerk to the Privy Council ordinary from 1677 to 1685. He was commissioner for assessment for Warwickshire from 1677 to 1680. In 1685 he was J. P. for Newbury 1685 again. In 1687 he was relieved of his lieutenancy and commissions of the peace, he was commissioner for assessment for Berkshire again from 1689 to 1690,Dolman died at the age of 75 and was buried at Shaw. Dolman married Margery Hobday, daughter of John Hobday of Thornton, Warwickshire in 1651, they had three daughters. The eldest daughter, married Sir Roger L'Estrange

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder is a 1990 American sports action drama film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Caroline Williams, Michael Rooker; the film features appearances by real life NASCAR racers, such as Rusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, Harry Gant. Commentator Dr. Jerry Punch, of ESPN, has a cameo appearance; this is the first of three films to star both Kidman. The film received mixed reviews, with criticism aimed at its unrealistic special effects, screenplay, acting and similarities to Top Gun, but was praised for its action sequences, Hans Zimmer's musical score, fast pace, the performances of Cruise and Kidman. Cole Trickle is a young racer from Eagle Rock, with years of experience in open-wheel racing, winning championships in the United States Auto Club. Setting his sights on the Indianapolis 500, Cole realizes that "To win in Indy I'd need a great car, but stock cars are all the same".

He is recruited by Chevrolet dealership tycoon Tim Daland to race for his team in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Daland brings former crew chief and car builder Harry Hogge, who left NASCAR to avoid investigation of the death of Buddy Bretherton, out of retirement to lead Cole's pit crew. After Cole sets a fast time in a private test at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hogge builds him a new Chevrolet Lumina. In his first few races, Cole has difficulty adjusting to the larger NASCAR stock cars and communicating with his crew, while being intimidated on the track by Winston Cup Champion and dirty driver Rowdy Burns. Discovering that Cole does not understand common NASCAR terminology, Harry puts him through rigorous training; this pays off at Darlington, when Cole uses a slingshot maneuver from the outside line to overtake Rowdy and win his first race. The rivalry between Cole and Rowdy intensifies throughout the season until the Firecracker 400 in Daytona, where both drivers are injured after being caught in "The Big One".

Recovering in Daytona Beach, Cole develops a romantic relationship with Dr. Claire Lewicki, a neurosurgeon at a local hospital. NASCAR President Big John brings Rowdy and Cole together in a meeting and warns them that he and his sport will no longer tolerate any misbehaviour from the two rivals. Persuaded by Big John and Rowdy have dinner and settle their differences by smashing rental cars in a race on the beach; the bitter rivals soon become close friends. Daland hires hot-shot rookie Russ Wheeler to fill Cole's seat until Cole returns to active duty, expands his team, with Daland now fielding two teams – the second car driven by Wheeler, of which Harry disapproves. Though Cole shows signs of his old self, he falls into a new rivalry with Russ with no help from the inexperienced Daland, defensive of his new driver. At North Wilkesboro, Russ blocks Cole's path during their pit stop, forces Cole into the outside wall on the last lap to win the race. In retaliation, Cole crashes into Russ’ car after the race, leading to a fight between Harry and both of Cole and Russ’s pit crews, with Daland firing both Cole and Harry in the process.

Rowdy learns he has to undergo brain surgery to fix a broken blood vessel, asks Cole to drive his car at the Daytona 500 so his sponsors will pay for the year. Cole reluctantly convinces Harry to return as his crew chief. Hours prior to the race, Harry discovers metal in the oil pan, a sign of engine failure, manages to procure a new engine from Daland, who still believes in his former driver's promise. During the race, Cole's car is spun out by Russ and suffers a malfunctioning transmission, but the combined efforts of Harry's and Daland's pit crews manage to fix the problem and get Cole back on the lead lap. On the final lap, Russ predicts that Cole will attempt his signature slingshot maneuver from outside, but Cole tricks him with a crossover, overtaking him from the inside to win his first Daytona 500. Cole drives into victory lane, where his pit crew celebrate with Claire, he approaches Harry, sitting alone. Cole asks Harry to walk with him and Harry agrees, challenging him to a foot race to victory lane.

Tom Cruise as Cole Trickle, a young race car driver out to make a name for himself in NASCAR. The character was patterned after Tim Richmond, while his name is a nod to veteran racer Dick Trickle. Robert Duvall as Harry Hogge, Cole's crew chief. Nicole Kidman as Dr. Claire Lewicki, a neurosurgeon who develops a relationship with Cole. Michael Rooker as Rowdy Burns, the current Winston Cup Champion and Cole's first friend, he drives the No. 51 Exxon Chevrolet. Cary Elwes as Russ Wheeler, a rookie driver who fills in for Cole, but on becomes his teammate and bitter rival, he drives the No. 18 Hardee's Chevrolet. Randy Quaid as Tim Daland, a wealthy car dealership and race team owner who first recruits Cole into NASCAR. Fred Dalton Thompson as Big John, president of NASCAR. John C. Reilly as Buck Bretherton, Cole's car chief. Reilly starred in Talladega Nights. J. C. Quinn as Waddell, Rowdy's crew chief; the name is a reference to Waddell Wilson. Caroline Williams as Jeannie Burns, Rowdy's wife. Leilani Sarelle as a Female Highway Patrol Officer, a stripper hired by Harry as a prank on Cole.

Chris Ellis as Harlem Hoogerhyde, Cole's gas man (

Zangmu Dam

The Zangmu Dam is a gravity dam on the Yarlung Zangbo/Brahmaputra River 9 km northwest of Gyaca in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. This dam is built a few kilometers from the bhutan- India border; the purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production using run-of-the-river technology. It supports a 510 MW power station. Construction began in 2009 and the first generator was commissioned in November 2014; the last became operational on 13 October 2015. It has caused controversy in India. In 1972, the Chinese Academy of Sciences created the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Comprehensive Scientific Expedition which in part studied conditions in the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra River basin; the study concluded that 114,000 MW of hydroelectric power generation capacity could be established in the basin, 79,000 MW from the main stem alone. A more in-depth hydrological study began in 1980, it was envisioned. During the 1980s and 1990s, work failed to commence in the basin. There are 28 proposed dams in the basin, Zangmu being the only one approved for construction.

In April 2009, China's Gezhouba Group was awarded a $167 million contract for the Zangmu Hydropower Project. According to the company, the contract is for the design and construction of the dam along with its power house to control water flowing downstream to North Eastern India; the project will require 8 million tons of aggregate. Specifications for the dam are uncertain. On 12 November 2010, the construction reached coffer dam river closure; the reservoir was impounded and the first generator was commissioned on 23 November 2014. The power station was declared operational on 13 October 2015; as the Brahmaputra River flows into India and Bangladesh, China's plans to construct a dam on the river are not without controversy. China had denied that they were constructing a dam on the Brahmaputra River after the contract was awarded. In April 2010, Yang Jiechi, their Foreign Minister revealed that they were in fact constructing the Zangmu Dam on the river. China has assured India that the dam is "a small project which will not have any impact on the river's downstream flow into North-East India."

Indian officials such as the Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Jabron Gamlin express that "China's constructing a dam is a cause of concern for us, but we are not certain how big this dam is and what affect it would have on people living downstream". China has refused requests to reduce the height of the dam but the Indian Minister of External Affairs at the time, S. M. Krishna, had asserted that India was not concerned with the dam due to its run-of-the-river design. In January 2013 China approved three more dams on the river as part of its Twelfth Five Year Plan; the Dagu and Jiexu dams will be constructed upstream of the Jiacha Dam downstream. The Zangmu Dam is a 116 389 m long concrete gravity-type. On its right bank is the spillway, plunge pool and bottom outlet. On the dam's left bank, the retaining dam section is 80 m tall and the power plant sits at its toe; the entire dam is 19 m wide at its crest. Sitting at the head of a 157,668 km2 catchment area, the dam's reservoir has a daily active capacity of 86,600,000 m3 and normal reservoir elevation of 3,310 m.

The dam's power station contains six 85 MW Francis turbine-generators for a total installed capacity of 510 MW. List of longest undammed rivers List of dams and reservoirs in China

Ian Graham Gass

Ian Graham Gass, FRS, was Professor of Earth Sciences and Head of Discipline at the Open University, Milton Keynes and he was President of the IAVCEI. He was married to Mary Pearce. At the close of the 1960s, a scientific revolution occurred changing the static Geology into a dynamic Earth Science. By showing that the Troödos Mountains, Cyprus is a remnant of seafloor spreading, Ian Gass collaborated in that transformation, he was educated at the University of Leeds under Prof William Quarrier Kennedy FRS FRSE. I. G. Gass, Peter J. Smith, R. C. L. Wilson, eds.. Understanding the earth: a reader in the earth sciences. Open University set book. Sussex: Artemis Press. P. 355. ISBN 0-85141-262-9. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter Clifford, Tom N. and Gass, Ian G. eds.. African Magmatism and Tectonics. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. P. 461. ISBN 978-0-05-001709-8. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter Baker, P. E. Gass, I. G. Harris, P. G. & Le Maitre, R. W.. "The volcanological report of the Royal Society Expedition to Tristan da Cunha, 1962".

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 256: 439–575. Bibcode:1964RSPTA.256..439B. Doi:10.1098/rsta.1964.0011. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list Obituary: Professor Ian Gass

2018–19 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team

The 2018–19 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team represented East Carolina University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Pirates were led by first year head coach, Joe Dooley, who coached the Pirates from 1995–1999, played their home games at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum as fifth-year members of the American Athletic Conference; the Pirates finished the season 10–21, 3–15 in AAC play to finish in 11th place. They lost in the first round of the AAC Tournament to Wichita State; the Pirates finished the 2017–18 season 10–20, 4–14 in AAC play to finish in 11th place. They lost in the first round of the AAC Tournament to UCF. Following a 2–4 start to the season, eighth-year head coach Jeff Lebo announced his resignation from ECU on November 29, 2017 and Perry was named interim head coach. On April 4, 2018 the school announced that Florida Gulf Coast head coach Joe Dooley, who coached the Pirates from 1995 to 1999, would return as head coach