Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is a gold bullion coin, issued annually by the Government of Canada. It is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint; the Gold Maple Leaf is legal tender with a face value of 50 Canadian dollars. The market value of the metal varies, depending on the spot price of gold. Having a.9999 millesimal fineness, in some cases.99999, the coin is among the purest official bullion coins worldwide. The standard version has a weight of minimum 1 troy ounce. Other sizes and denominations include 1 gram, ​1⁄25 oz. ​1⁄20 oz. ​1⁄10 oz. ​1⁄4 oz. and ​1⁄2 oz.. The Gold Maple Leaf's obverse and reverse display the profile of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada and the Canadian Maple Leaf. In 2013 and 2015, new security features were introduced. In 2013, a laser-micro-engraved textured maple leaf was added on a small area of the reverse side of the coin. In the centre of this mark is the numeral denoting the coin's year of issue, only visible under magnification. In 2015, the radial lines on the coin's background on both sides of the coin were added.

On 3 May 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a Gold Maple Leaf coin with a nominal face value of $1 million and a metal value of over $3.5 million. It measures 50 cm in diameter by 3 cm thick and has a mass of 100 kg, with a purity of 99.999%. On 26 March 2017, one of the five pieces was stolen from the Bode Museum; the coin was introduced in 1979. At the time the only bullion coin was the Krugerrand, not available because of the economic boycott of apartheid-era South Africa. Coins minted between 1979 and 1982 have a gold content of.999. For.99999 Pure Gold Maple Leafs, see Special issues below. The.9999 1982 Gold Maple Leafs began minting in November. Thus, most of the 1982 Gold Maple Leafs are.999 fine. Some dealers have complained about the production quality of the Gold Maples; the softness of 24 karat gold combined with the Gold Maples' milled edge, clear field around the Queen and the tube storage supplied, means that the coins show handling marks. This is a standard problem with pure gold.

As a way of commemorating 25 years as an industry leader in bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint created a unique six-coin set. It was a new bimetallic maple leaf, set in bullion finish. The six-coin set was the first to include the ​1⁄25 oz Maple Leaf denomination; each coin included a double-date of 1979–2004, the 1 oz coin featured a commemorative privy mark. All coins were packaged in a black leather presentation case with a black velour insert, along with a certificate of authenticity. Mintage: 839 sets. Other Details The gold Maple Leaf coin was.999 pure until 1982, when its purity was raised to.9999. Some coins are issued at a purity of.99999. The Royal Canadian Mint and the International Olympic Committee have reached an agreement on Olympic Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins; the announcement was made on August 3, 2007, the agreement allows the RCM to strike bullion coins with the emblems of the 2010 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The issue will consist of two coins – one Gold Maple Leaf coin and a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin.

The new agreement means that the RCM is now selling Olympic coins through all of its major business lines – bullion and numismatics. Bullion Brilliant relief against a parallel lined background. Proof Frosted relief against a mirror background Specimen Brilliant relief on a satin background. American Buffalo American Gold Eagle Britannia Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Gold as an investment Official website of the Royal Canadian Mint Monarchy - Royal Canadian Mint Maple Leafs Get New Packaging Royal Canadian Mint Act

Ovince Saint Preux

Ovince Saint Preux is a Haitian-American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the light heavyweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2008, Saint Preux has formerly competed for Strikeforce, the XFC, Shark Fights, he is known for his unorthodox fighting style, has gained notability and notoriety for having won multiple fights using the rare Von Flue choke submission. Saint Preux was born in Florida, to Haitian immigrant parents, he attended Immokalee High School in Immokalee, where he wrestled, played defensive end for the football team, ran track. As a wrestler, he compiled a record of 26-1, was the state's 1A runner-up in his weight class. During his senior year in football, he registered 75 tackles, including a school-record 18 sacks, was named All-State. In track, he competed in the 110-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, the discus throw, the 4x400 relay. Saint Preux played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers from 2001 to 2004. After redshirting in 2001, he played as a reserve at both defensive end and linebacker.

He earned varsity letters in 2004, appearing in seventeen games during his college career. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in sociology, began to train in kickboxing and submission grappling. After two unsuccessful attempts at professional football, Saint Preux gave up the sport and began to take an interest in martial arts as a form of training. Saint Preux, who trains at Knoxville Martial Arts Academy in Knoxville, began to fight professionally at the suggestion of his coach. Saint Preux attributes his confidence in the ring to his membership in Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Saint Preux compiled an undefeated amateur MMA record of 5-0 before making his professional MMA debut at VFC 1 against Rodney Wallace, which he lost by decision. In his second MMA match, he suffered another decision loss, his next match came against Robert Turner which he won by a brutal head kick at XFC 7: School of Hard Knox. Saint Preux was a runner-up for Inside MMA's Submission of The Year for 2009 with a calf slicer against Ombey Mobley, but was beaten by Toby Imada's reverse triangle.

In June 2010, Saint Preux signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce. His debut match came against Chris Hawk at Strikeforce: Nashville, which he won due to TKO in the first round. After knocking out UFC veteran Jason Day in eight seconds outside the Strikeforce organization, he returned to fight Antwain Britt in his second Strikeforce fight on a ShoMMA Strikeforce Challengers event, he won by unanimous decision. Saint Preux returned to action less than a month after his win over Britt to fight UFC and Strikeforce veteran Benji Radach on the main card of Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II. Saint Preux defeated Radach via unanimous decision. Saint Preux competed in his third Strikeforce fight in less than seven weeks and faced Abongo Humphrey on January 7, 2011, at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine, he won the fight via unanimous decision. This three fight series over a seven-week period marked the only time a Strikeforce fighter competed on three successive shows. Saint Preux faced Joe Cason on July 22, 2011, at Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III.

He won the fight via submission to strikes in the first round. In his post-fight interview, Saint Preux asked for either Renato Sobral or Gegard Mousasi as his next opponent. Saint Preux next fought Gegard Mousasi on December 17, 2011, at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal, he lost the fight via unanimous decision. Saint Preux fought T. J. Cook on August 18, 2012, at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, he won the fight via third-round knockout with a punch. Saint Preux compiled a record of 5-1 within the promotion. In January 2013, the Strikeforce organization was closed by its parent company Zuffa with a majority of the Strikeforce fighters being brought over to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. For his UFC debut, Saint Preux faced fellow promotional newcomer Gian Villante on April 27, 2013, at UFC 159; the fight ended in unusual fashion as Saint Preux accidentally poked Villante in the right eye with his thumb and referee Kevin Mulhall called an end to the fight after asking Villante if he could see.

As a result of the injury, the fight went to the judges' scorecards and Saint Preux won a majority technical decision. For his second bout with the promotion, Saint Preux faced Cody Donovan on August 17, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 26, he won the fight via knockout at 2:07 in the first round. Saint Preux was linked to a bout against Thiago Silva on January 15, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 35. However, Silva pulled out of the bout less than 24 hours after the announcement; the match against Silva was rescheduled for March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. However, the rescheduled bout was cancelled on February 7, 2014, after Silva was arrested by Florida police on attempted murder charges. Saint Preux instead fought Nikita Krylov at the event, winning in the first round with a Von Flue choke; the rare submission win earned Saint Preux his first Performance of the Night bonus award. For his fourth fight, Saint Preux faced Ryan Jimmo on June 14, 2014, at UFC 174, he won the fight in the second round when Jimmo verbally submitted due to a broken arm as a result of blocking one of Saint Preux's kicks.

Saint Preux faced Ryan Bader on August 16, 2014, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 47. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Saint Preux was expected to face Rafael Cavalcante on November 8, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 56. However, Cavalcante was replaced by Francimar Barroso. However, on October 29, it was announced that Saint Preux would step up to replace an injured Jimi Manuwa in the main event against Maurício Rua. Despite being the under

Doug Ring with the Australian cricket team in England in 1948

Doug Ring was a member of Donald Bradman's famous Australian cricket team which toured England in 1948. Bradman's men went undefeated in their 34 matches. A leg spinner, Ring was not prominent in the team's success. Regarded as the last bowler to be selected for the team, Ring played in only the Fifth Test, taking one wicket for 44 runs for the match and scoring nine runs in his only innings after replacing off spinner Ian Johnson, dropped for poor form. Along with Ron Hamence and Colin McCool, neither of whom played in a Test during the tour, Ring called himself "ground staff" because of the paucity of the trio's on-field duties in the major matches and they sang ironic songs about their status. For the entire tour, Ring took 60 first-class wickets at a bowling average of 21.81, the most expensive among Australia's frontline bowlers. As England agreed to have a new ball available 55 overs after the start of each innings in the Tests—more than usual—fast bowling dominated over spin, Ring was used in the non-Test tour matches.

Outside the Tests, only Bill Johnston bowled more overs, Ring was used to relieve the workload on Bradman's pace spearheads to keep them fresh for the Tests. Ring scored 150 first-class runs at a batting average of 16.66 during the tour, a top-score of 53 was his only effort beyond 50. Ring made his Test debut in last international match of the 1947–48 Australian season, the Fifth Test against India. Australia rested a few of its players and some fringe cricketers such as Ring and Sam Loxton were given a debut so that their ability could be evaluated before the tour of England. Ring took six wickets for the match and was selected for the tour along with Loxton, who scored 80. Australia traditionally fielded its first-choice team in the tour opener, customarily against Worcestershire. Ring was omitted from this match, despite having replaced Colin McCool to make his Test debut in the fifth and final match against India in Australia during the 1947–48 season that preceded the tour of England. Fellow leg spinner McCool and off spinner Ian Johnson—who had been regular Test players since World War II—were the two slow bowlers picked as Australia started their campaign with an innings victory.

Ring was called into the team for the second tour match against Leicestershire. He made two runs with the bat before being run out as Australia ended on 448. Ring took two top order wickets to leave the hosts at 3/56 before returning to take three late wickets as Leicestershire lost their last four wickets without addition to be all out for 130. Ring ended with 5/45. Made to follow on, Leicestershire lost by an innings. Ring failed conceding 26 runs. Ring was rested on a damp pitch that suited slower bowling, it was the closest Australia came to defeat on the tour, as they scraped home by four wickets in a low scoring affair. The Australians travelled to London to play Surrey at The Oval, Ring made two in the tourists' 632, he took 3/34 in the first innings, removing Arthur McIntyre, Alec Bedser and Jim Laker. He bowled five wicketless overs in the second innings. Ring took 1/18 and 0/52 from a total of 44 overs as Australia amassed 4/414 declared and defeated Cambridge University by an innings. In the following match, Australia crushed Essex by an innings and 451 runs, its largest winning margin for the summer.

On the first day, Australia set a world record by scoring 721, the most first-class runs made in a single day's play, but Ring was unable to contribute to the surfeit of scoring, making only one. He bowled 18 overs and conceded a total of 35 runs without success as the hosts were bowled out for 83 and 187; this was followed by this time over Oxford University. After having failed to score more than two runs in any of his first three innings of the tour, Ring came to the wicket at 7/317 and scored 53, adding 87 runs in partnership with fellow Victorian Sam Loxton before being bowled. After Australia were out for 431, Ring took a match total of 1/51, removing Geoffrey Keighley as the hosts made 185 and 156; the next match was against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's. The MCC fielded seven players who would represent England in the Tests,N- and were a full strength Test team, while Australia fielded their first-choice team, it was a chance for both teams to gain a psychological advantage. At this point of the tour, Ring had only taken ten wickets at an average of 28.30, while McCool had taken 17 at 14.35.

McCool retained the first-choice leg spinner's position and took 4/35 as Australia won by an innings. Ring was rested for Australia'a first non-victory of the tour, a rain-affected draw against Lancashire, he returned for the match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, drawn. Ring took 2/31 in the first innings, both of his victims being stumped, as the hosts made 179, before making an unbeaten nine in Australia's reply of 400, he shouldered the heaviest workload as Nottinghamshire made 8/299 in the second innings, the highest score against the Australians thus far on the tour. Ring bowled 43 overs and took 4/104, he removed Joe Hardstaff junior, who had made the first century against Australia for the season, triggering a collapse that saw the loss of four wickets for 27 runs to leave the hosts at 8/289. He dismissed future Test batsman Reg Simpson for 70; the hosts were 32 runs short of making Australia bat again. Against Hampshire, Ring took 1/19 as the home team made 195 after being put into bat on a dry