Carcross known as Caribou Crossing, is an unincorporated community in Yukon, Canada, on Bennett Lake and Nares Lake. It is home to the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. At the 2016 census it had a population of 301, it is the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse. The south end of the Tagish Road is in Carcross. Carcross is on the White Pass and Yukon Route railway. Carcross is known for its world class mountain biking on the near-by Montana Mountain, for the nearby Carcross Desert referred to as the "world's smallest desert." Caribou Crossing was a hunting camp for Inland Tlingit and Tagish people. 4,500-year-old artifacts from First Nations people living in the area have been found in the region. Known as Naataase Heen, Caribou Crossing was named after the migration of huge numbers of caribou across the natural land bridge between Lake Bennett and Nares Lake; that caribou herd was decimated during the Klondike Gold Rush, but a recovery program raised the number of animals to about 450. The modern village began during the Klondike Gold Rush.
At the time, Caribou Crossing was a popular stopping place for prospectors going to and from the gold fields of Dawson City. Caribou Crossing was a station for the Royal Mail and the Dominion Telegraph Line, it served as a communications point on the Yukon River. In 1904, Caribou Crossing was renamed Carcross as a result of some mail mix-ups with the Cariboo Regional District in nearby British Columbia. Silver mining was promoted nearby in Conrad, Yukon in the early 1900s, but there was little to be found and mining efforts soon ended. Mineral exploration continues today, but tourism is far more important to the economy of the community. In 2016, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited Carcross for a day trip. Carcross has typical of this part of Yukon. Carcross relies on tourism to support the local economy, it lies on the Klondike Highway between Whitehorse and Skagway and offers a variety of historic attractions and outdoor activities. Popular with road traffic including tour buses and RVs, in 2007 the White Pass railway resumed service to Carcross railway station.
Just north of the town is the Carcross Desert referred to as the "world's smallest desert." There are two small airports located in the area, Carcross Airport is adjacent to the town and Carcross Water Aerodrome located on Tagish Lake. Alaska cruises stopping in Skagway will offer day tours to Carcross; the day tours offer stops at the Yukon sign, the Caribou Crossing Wildlife Museum, Dog Sledding Zoo and the actual town of Carcross. Carcross lies on the popular Klondike Highway; the city is served by Carcross Airport. The closest Canadian airport with large airline service is Whitehorse Airport, which has domestic airline service as well as flights to Europe and the United States. Tourist buses serving cruise ships passengers at the port of Skagway, Alaska, USA make day trips to Carcross. Louise Profeit-LeBlanc Keish Angela Sidney Kevin Barr FM 90.5 - VF2039, First Nations community radio FM 97.5 - CIKO, school radio FM 105.5 - VF2360, TIS/weather Carcross-Tagish First Nation Community Profile
Takht Singh, GCSI was first the regent and the final Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1841–1843 as a result of an agreement with the British. Once he ceded Ahmednagar to Idar, he was recognized as Maharaja of Jodhpur, he was born in Ahmednagar, the second son of Karan Singh and grandson of Sagram Singh, the Maharaja of Ahmednagar from 1798 to 1835. He had little prospect of ascending the throne, yet after the death of his brother, Prithi Singh in 1839, he became the regent over the whole state and served as such until the birth of his brother's son, Balwant Singh, proclaimed ruler at his birth. Takht Singh became the new ruler's regent and served as such until the death of his nephew on 23 September 1841, when he became the Maharaja of Ahmednagar. However, two years into his reign in 1843, Man Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur died, he was persuaded by his widows to take the succession as he was a member of the The Rathore Dynasty through his grandfather, Sagram Singh, the Maharaja of Idar, who himself was the son of Anand Singh, the first Maharaja of Idar and a younger son of Maharaja Ajit Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur, however, he had to cede Ahmednagar back to the state of Idar to be recognized in Jodhpur by the British.
So, on 29 October 1843, he ascended the gadi at the Sringar Chowki in Mehrangarh. In his life, he served loyal service to British at the time of Indian Mutiny of 1857 and in 1862 he received a sanad of adoption. During his life he was a chronic womanizer.. He was cremated at Mandore, he was succeeded by his eldest son Jaswant Singh II in Jodhpur, while his third son, Pratap Singh would go on to become the Maharaja of Idar. His first-born daughter, Kumari Chand-Kanwar Bai-Lal, would be married to Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, the Maharaja of Jaipur
The 1st Danish Artillery Battalion is a part of Army Combat and Fire Support Center and was created after under the Danish Defence Agreement 2013-2017, after the Danish Artillery Regiment was disbanded. It is the only remaining military unit in the Danish Army, involved with artillery, is therefore the bearer of the traditions of the former regiment and can trace its roots back to 1684; the battalion is divided into a number of batteries with around 500 personnel in total.1 DAA provides fielding and training of the army's ability to plan, deploy and operate fire-support such as howitzer and heavy mortars at different tactical levels. Royal Danish Army Danish Artillery Regiment Equipment of the Royal Danish Army Military of Denmark forsvaret.dk/HKIC - Hærens kamp- og ildstøttecenter artilleriet.dk
Sun Television and Appliances was a speciality retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, office equipment founded in 1949 by brothers Macy and Herbie Block. The company had stores in cities throughout the midwest, operated stores in rural areas of the United States, where there was no other competition in Ohio, New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky. In late 1996, Indiana-based H. H. Gregg Appliances and Electronics had arranged to purchase Sun in an $87.5 million deal that would have paid $5 per share to the owners of Sun's 17.5 million outstanding shares. However, H. H. Gregg withdrew from the deal over concerns regarding Sun's financial condition; the company after filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 1998. After attempts to sell the company as a going concern failed, The company converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation, ceased operations by the end of the year; some locations were purchased by H. H. Gregg Appliances and Electronics, were reopened as H. H. Gregg locations.
Agrihan is an island in the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The island is uninhabited. Agrihan is located 62 kilometers to the north of Pagan. Agrihan is a densely forested island elliptical in shape, with a length of 9 kilometers and a width of 6 km and an area of 44 km2; the entire island is a massive stratovolcano, called Mount Agrihan, which rises over 4,000 meters from the ocean floor, is the fifth largest in the Marianas volcanic arc. At 976.5792 m, its summit is the highest point in Micronesia. An expedition organized by John D. Mitchler and Reid Larson made the first complete ascent to the summit of this peak on June 1, 2018; the volcano is topped by 1 x 2 km in size and about 500 m deep. The caldera floor has several lava flows and two volcanic cones, which were created during the April 1917 eruption; the only flat land on the island is along the southeast shoreline and on the north side of the central caldera. Vegetation includes swordgrass grasslands on the upper slopes, forests of coconut palm, with some breadfruit and papaya on the lower slopes and within the deep ravines that descend radially from the summit.
The first European to discover the island was Gonzalo Gómez de Espinosa on June 11, 1522. He named it "Cyco" or "La Griega". Espinosa was on the Trinidad as part of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, called on the island while attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean to Mexico; the resident Chamorros were hostile and he could not anchor, but kidnapped an islander for information. The Spanish missionary Diego Luis de San Vitores visited Agrihan in 1669 calling it "San Francisco Javier". In 1695, the natives were forcibly removed to Saipan, three years to Guam. In 1810, settlers from the Kingdom of Hawaii attempted to establish a settlement on Agrihan. In the 1870s, the first coconut plantations were established. Adolph Capelle, a merchant from Brunswick in Germany, leased the island and exported copra, using around 20 seasonal workers from the Caroline Islands. Following the sale of the Northern Marianas by Spain to the German Empire in 1899, Agrihan was administered as part of German New Guinea. During this time, a private firm, the Pagan Society, owned by a German and a Japanese partner, developed more coconut plantations.
However, severe typhoons in September 1905 and September 1907 destroyed the plantations and bankrupted the company. During World War I, Agrihan came under the control of the Empire of Japan and was administered as the South Pacific Mandate. Following World War II, the island came under the control of the United States and was administered as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. In 1967, the population was 94 people. Since 1978, the island has been part of the Northern Islands Municipality of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Due to increased volcanic activity, the islanders were evacuated in August 1990 when an eruption was feared. However, by 1992, although there were 25 solfataras, a boiling hot spring and several steam vents, no eruption had taken place. In 2000, six people returned to live in one of the original four settlements on the island. However, per the 2010 census, Agrihan was uninhabited. Despite the data from the 2010 census, according to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Lands, settlement has since been reestablished in one of the four original villages, as of September 2005 there remain nine inhabitants on the island.
As of 1980, the population of Agrihan was 54. List of stratovolcanoes Pascal Horst Lehne and Christoph Gäbler: Über die Marianen. Lehne-Verlag, Wohldorf in Germany 1972. Marianas Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program "Oceandots.com: Agrihan". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2009-03-14. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown
HMS Tumult was a T-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Tumult displaced 1,710 long tons at 2,530 long tons at deep load, she had an overall length of 362 feet 9 inches, a beam of 35 feet 8 inches and a deep draught of 14 feet 6 inches. She was powered by two Parsons geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by two Admiralty three-drum boilers; the turbines gave a maximum speed of 36 knots. Tumult carried a maximum of 615 long tons of fuel oil that gave her a range of 4,675 nautical miles at 20 knots, her complement was 170 ratings. The ship was armed with four 45-calibre 4.7-inch Mark XII guns in dual-purpose mounts. For anti-aircraft defence, Tumult had one twin mount for Bofors 40 mm guns and four twin 20-millimetre Oerlikon autocannon, she was fitted with two above-water quadruple mounts for 21-inch torpedoes. Two depth charge rails and four throwers were fitted for. On 29 November 1943 German U-boat U-86 was sunk east of the Azores, in position 40°52'N, 18°54'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Tumult and HMS Rocket.
In 1946, Tumult was placed into reserve at Portsmouth. She remained in reserve until 1953 when was converted by Grayson Rollo at Birkenhead, into a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F121, she emerged from the conversion in 1954. In November 1956 she was part of the 2nd Training Squadron at Portsmouth. Between December 1957 and December 1960 she was part of the Chatham reserve. From December 1960 until October 1965 she was part of the Rosyth reserve. Following sale for scrap she was taken to Arnott Young at Dalmuir for breaking up, where she arrived on 25 October 1965. Chesneau, Roger, ed.. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. Greenwich, UK: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7. Colledge, J. J.. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. English, John. Obdurate to Daring: British Fleet Destroyers 1941–45. Windsor, UK: World Ship Society. ISBN 978-0-9560769-0-8. Lenton, H.
T.. British & Empire Warships of the Second World War. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-048-7. Raven, Alan. War Built Destroyers O to Z Classes. London: Bivouac Books. ISBN 0-85680-010-4. Whitley, M. J.. Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1. Naval-History.net HMS Tumult