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Caledonian Railway (Brechin)

The Caledonian Railway Ltd is a private limited company formed by a group of steam railway enthusiasts, the Brechin Railway Preservation Society, with the object of operating a railway service on the former Caledonian Railway line between Brechin and Montrose, Scotland. This line was built by the Aberdeen Railway in the 1840s, it closed for passenger traffic during the early 1950s with final closure undertaken by British Rail in 1981. The line has now been re-instated and preserved for 4 miles between Brechin railway station and Bridge of Dun railway station and since 1993 trains have run at weekends during the summer as well as on special occasions at other times of the year; the two railway stations have been refurbished. Although the line went all the way to Montrose, still a station on the main rail network, there are no immediate plans to link the Brechin line back into the main rail network, as the section at Dubton through and onto Kinnaber Junction close to Montrose itself has now been redeveloped, making it difficult for the preserved railway to be reconnected to the national network at all.

However, there is still hope of seeing the "CR Brechin" extended a further 3 1⁄2 miles to Dubton, bringing it up to a total of 7 1⁄2 miles in length. This is a long term aim. Steam locomotives Peckett 0-4-0ST no. 1376 "BAC No1", built in 1915. Static Display. Barclay 0-4-0ST no. 1863, built in 1926. Operational. Peckett 0-6-0ST no. 1889 "Menelaus", built in 1934. Dismantled, awaiting overhaul. Barclay 0-6-0ST no. 2107 "Harlaxton", built in 1941. Returned to service in Summer 2016. Peckett 0-6-0ST no. 2153, built in 1954. Dismantled, under overhaul. Bagnall 0-6-0ST 2749 no. 6, built in 1944. Stored out of use at Bridge of Dun. Bagnall 0-6-0ST 2759 no. 16, built in 1944. Stored out of use at Bridge of Dun. Hunslet 0-6-0ST no. 2879, built in 1943. Stored out of use at Bridge of Dun. Diesel locomotives Ruston 48DS 4wDM no. 458957, built in 1961. Operational, painted maroon with wasp stripes. Ruston 0-4-0 no. 421700, built in 1959. Stored out of use at Bridge of Dun. F. C. Hibberd 4wDM no. 3747, built in 1955. Stored out of use at Bridge of Dun.

Yorkshire Engine Company 0-4-0 no. 212 "Royce", built in 1958. Operational. Yorkshire Engine Company 0-4-0 no. 211 "Rolls", built in 1956. Operational. BR 0-6-0 Class 08 no. 3059 "Brechin City", built in 1954. Operational. BR 0-6-0 Class 11 no. 12052, built in 1949. Operational. BR 0-6-0 Class 11 no. 12093, built in 1951. Operational. BR Bo-Bo Class 25 no. 25072. Stored awaiting overhaul. BR Bo-Bo Class 25 no. 25083, built in 1963. Awaiting repairs. BR Bo-Bo Class 26 no. D5301, built in 1959. Stored awaiting overhaul. BR Bo-Bo Class 26 no. D5314, built in 1959. Operational. BR Bo-Bo Class 26 no. 26035, built in 1959. Stored awaiting overhaul. BR Bo-Bo Class 27 no. D5370, built in 1962. Operational. BR Co-Co Class 37 no. 37097, built in 1962. Under overhaul. Official website Caledonian Railway Diesel Group Video and annotation of Bridge of Dun railway station

William Kemmler

William Francis Kemmler of Buffalo, New York, a peddler and known alcoholic, was convicted of murdering Matilda "Tillie" Ziegler, his common-law wife. He would become the first person in the world to be executed using an electric chair. In spite of a successful prior test with a horse, the process did not go smoothly. William Kemmler was born in Pennsylvania. Both of his parents were immigrants from Germany, both were alcoholics. After dropping out of school at age 10, having learned neither how to read nor write, Kemmler worked in his father's butcher shop, his father would die from an infection that he received after a drunken brawl and his mother from complications of alcoholism. Kemmler was slender, with dark brown hair, he spoke both German. After his parents died, he went into the peddling business, earned enough money to buy a horse and cart. At this point, however, he was becoming a heavy drinker. In one episode involving him and his friends, after a series of drunken binges, he said he could jump his horse and cart over an eight-foot fence, with the cart attached to the horse.

Unsurprisingly, the attempt was a failure, his cart and goods were destroyed in the incident. He was known to friends as "Philadelphia Billy," and his drinking binges were well known around the saloons in his Buffalo neighborhood; the New York Times provided a summary of what had occurred as follows: William Kemmler was a vegetable peddler in the slums of Buffalo, New York. An alcoholic, on March 29, 1888, he was recovering from a drinking binge the night before when he became enraged with his girlfriend Tillie Ziegler, he accused her of preparing to run away with a friend of his. When the argument reached a peak, Kemmler calmly went to the barn, grabbed a hatchet, returned to the house, he struck Tillie killing her. He went to a neighbor's house and announced he had just murdered his girlfriend; that same day, Kemmler was accused of the murder of Matilda "Tillie" Ziegler, his common-law wife, killed with a hatchet. Kemmler's resulting murder trial proceeded quickly, he was convicted of first-degree murder on May 10.

Three days he was sentenced to death, destined to be the first person executed in an electric chair under New York's new execution law replacing hanging with electrocution. A chair was ready at the Auburn state prison. However, the leading developers of electrical power, including George Westinghouse, did not want to see their new product used in this manner. A lawyer filed an appeal claiming the electric chair violated the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. On January 1, 1888, New York had instituted death by the first such law ever. After Kemmler's conviction, it was determined that his sentence was to be carried out at New York's Auburn Prison via the new electric chair, a device invented in 1881 by Buffalo, New York dentist Alfred Southwick. After nine years of development and legislation, the chair was considered ready for use. Kemmler's lawyers appealed, arguing that electrocution was unusual punishment; the plan to carry out Kemmler's execution via electric chair drew the situation into the AC/DC "war of currents" between George Westinghouse, the largest supplier of alternating current equipment, Thomas Edison, whose company ran its equipment on direct current.

The alternating current that powered the electric chair was supplied by a Westinghouse generator surreptitiously acquired by Brown. This led to Westinghouse trying to stop what seemed to be Brown and Edison's attempt to try to portray the AC used in Westinghouse electrical system as the deadly "executioners current" supporting Kemmler's appeal by hiring lawyer W. Bourke Cockran to represent him. However, the appeal failed on October 9, 1889 and the U. S. Supreme Court turned down the case on the grounds that there was no cruel and unusual punishment in death by electrocution. On the morning of his execution, August 6, 1890, Kemmler was awakened at 5:00 a.m. He dressed and put on a suit and white shirt. After breakfast and some prayer, the top of his head was shaved. At 6:38 a.m. Kemmler entered the execution room and Warden Charles Durston presented Kemmler to the 17 witnesses in attendance. Kemmler said: "Gentlemen, I wish you all good luck. I believe I am going to a good place, I am ready to go."Witnesses remarked that Kemmler was composed at his execution.

He sat down on the chair, but was ordered to get up by the warden so a hole could be cut in his suit through which a second electrical lead could be attached. This was done and Kemmler sat down again, he was strapped to the chair, his face was covered and the metal restraint put on his bare head. He said, "Take it easy and do it properly, I'm in no hurry." Durston replied, "William" and ordered the switch thrown. The generator was charged with the 1,000 volts, assumed to be adequate to induce quick unconsciousness and cardiac arrest; the chair had been tested. Current was passed through Kemmler for 17 seconds; the power was turned off and Kemmler was declared dead by Edward Charles Spitzka. However, witnesses noticed; the attending physicians and Carlos Frederick MacDonald, came forward to examine Kemmler. After confirming Kemmler was still alive, Spitzka called out, "Have the current turned on again, quick—no delay

Santiago GarcĂ­a (Argentine footballer)

Santiago García is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Unión La Calera. He holds Spanish citizenship. García started his career at hometown club Rosario Central, playing his first game with the team on a 0–1 defeat to Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata during the 2008 Apertura tournament, he broke into the starting eleven during the 2010 Clausura tournament under the guidance of head coach Ariel Cuffaro Russo, relegating Ecuadorian international Paúl Ambrosi to the bench. García made a total 13 positive appearances. On 12 July 2010, Palermo chairman and owner Maurizio Zamparini confirmed the signing of the Argentine defender from Rosario Central, he debuted with the rosanero on 30 September against Lausanne in the UEFA Europa League. On 19 July 2011, newly promoted Serie A club Novara confirmed on its website to have signed García on loan from Palermo, with an option to acquire half of the player's rights by the end of the season, he scored his first goal in the Serie A on 13 May 2012 against Milan.

In the 2012 -- 13 season, he returned to Palermo to replace Federico Balzaretti. In his second full season at the rosanero, he suffered relegation to Serie B and was criticized by the team supporters due to the alleged poor quality of his performances. In July 2013, García did not answer to the pre-season call-up from Palermo, his agent stating his intention not to play for the Sicilians anymore. On 1 September 2013, Palermo announced to have loaned García to Werder Bremen with an option to sign him permanently. In October 2013, Werder Bremen expressed their interest in turning the loan into a permanent deal. In May 2017, Werder Bremen announced that García would leave the club at the end of the season after they had failed to agree a contract extension. In his four years at the club, he made a total of 99 appearances across all competitions, scoring 5 goals and contributing 10 assists. In June 2017, García joined Liga MX club Toluca. Garcia's twin brother, Manuel, is a professional footballer.

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Megan Hollingshead

Megan T. D. Hollingshead known as Karen Thompson or Kelli Kassidi, is an American voice actress, best known for her roles as Nurse Joy in Pokémon, Mai Valentine in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Shizune in Naruto, Caster in Fate/stay night, Rangiku Matsumoto in Bleach, Re-l Mayer in Ergo Proxy. Best known for her anime dubbing work, Megan's most famous roles include Nurse Joy, Cassidy in the first 6 seasons of the Pokémon anime series and Mai Valentine in the first 3 seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, she lent her voice to the Enix role-playing game series Valkyrie Profile as Lenneth. During the start of Pokémon's 7th season, she left New York City to relocate to her current residence in Los Angeles, continue her voice acting career, voicing characters such as Shizune in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Rangiku Matsumoto and Nemu Kurotsuchi in Bleach, Hilda in Eureka Seven, Villetta Nu in the Code Geass series, Re-l Mayer in Ergo Proxy. Megan's theatre résumé is as extensive, if less so, with roles in performances of The Duchess of Malfi, Baptizing Adam and Vinegar Tom, to name but a few.

Megan studied acting at the William Esper Studio, is a founding member of the Adirondack Theatre Festival. She serves as a yoga instructor in her spare time. Cubix: Robots for Everyone – Raska Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSydney, Abigail Finn, Additional Voices Adventures in Voice Acting – Herself Official website Megan Hollingshead convention appearances on Megan Hollingshead at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Megan Hollingshead at the CrystalAcids Anime Voice Actor Database Megan Hollingshead on IMDb

2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament began on May 14 and ended on May 19, 2014 at Marty L. Miller Field, on the campus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA, it was an eight-team double elimination tournament. Bethune-Cookman won their fourteenth tournament championship to claim the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Bethune-Cookman has claimed fourteen of the sixteen tournament championships, with Savannah State winning in 2013 and North Carolina A&T earning the 2005 title; the four teams in the North Division and top four finishers from the South Division were seeded one through four based on regular season records, with first round matchups of the top seed from the North and the fourth seed from the South, the second seed from the North against the third seed from the South, so on. The winners advanced in the winners' bracket; the format means that one team from North Carolina A&T, was left out of the field.

Rain forced adjustments in the schedule, with all three third round games postponed by one day to Saturday. The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team. Montana Durapau was named Tournament Most Outstanding Performer. Durapau was a pitcher for Bethune-Cookman


Motility is the ability of an organism to move independently, using metabolic energy. This is in contrast to mobility. Motility may be affected by environmental factors. For instance, muscles give animals motility but the consumption of hydrogen cyanide would adversely affect muscle physiology, causing them to stiffen, leading to rigor mortis. In addition to animal locomotion, most animals are motile; the term applies to bacteria and other microorganisms, to some multicellular organisms, as well as to some mechanisms of fluid flow in multicellular organs and tissue. Motile marine animals are called free-swimming, motile non-parasitic organisms are called free-living. Motility refers to an organism's ability to move food through its digestive tract. There are two types of intestinal motility -- segmentation; this motility is brought about by the contraction of smooth muscles in the gastrointestinal tract which mix the luminal contents with various secretions and move contents through the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.

At the cellular level, different modes of motility exist: flagellar motility, a swimming-like motion amoeboid movement, a crawling-like movement, which makes swimming possible gliding motility swarming motility twitching motility, a form of motility used by bacteria to crawl over surfaces using grappling hook-like filaments called type IV pili. filopodia, enabling movement of the axonal growth coneMany cells are not motile, for example Klebsiella pneumoniae and Shigella, or under specific circumstances such as Yersinia pestis at 37 °C. The nervous system and musculoskeletal system control the majority of mammalian motility. Gastrointestinal motility is essential for digestion; the events that are perceived as movements can be directed: along a chemical gradient along a temperature gradient along a light gradient along a magnetic field line along an electric field along the direction of the gravitational force along a rigidity gradient along a gradient of cell adhesion sites along other cells or biopolymers Cell migration Sessility, organisms that do not possess a means of self-locomotion and are immobile