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Wolverine Hotel (Boyne City, Michigan)

The Wolverine Hotel known as the Dilworth Hotel or the Wolverine-Dilworth Inn, is a hotel located at 300 Water Street in Boyne City, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, it is the only hotel remaining in the Boyne area dating from the turn-of-the-century era when Boyne City was a booming lumber town. At the turn of the 19th century, Boyne City was the lumber capital of northwest Michigan. Related businesses opened their doors in Boyne City, employing more men; as the new century progressed, the city grew from 912 residents in 1900 to 5995 residents in 1910. In 1911, a group of Boyne City residents felt the city needed a high-class hotel, a notch above the half-dozen hotels established in the city. Forty-six residents formed the Boyne City Hotel Company, commissioned a building to be called the Wolverine Hotel, they hired Price Brothers from Michigan, to construct the building. The hotel opened on February 1, 1912. However, by the end if World War I, the timber in the area had been depleted.

Businesses around Boyne City closed and residents moved. In 1936, the hotel was purchased by Wesley Dilworth. During the 1930s and 1940s, the Dilworth became known nationally for hosting the annual Boyne City Smelt Run Banquet. Dilworth sold the hotel in the mid-1940s; the hotel changed hands multiple times, by the 2000s was struggling. It closed in 2008; the building was purchased with plans to rehabilitate the building. The project received a $1,000,000 grant in 2015, when completed will have 26 hotel rooms, a restaurant, a banquet room and a pub; the Wolverine Hotel Hotel is a four-story Classical Revival brick structure with a flat roof. The lower two floors are rectangular in plan; the upper two floors are U-shaped. The ground floor is half below grade, with the main floor above about four feet above grade; the walls are constructed of red/orange brick. Small white concrete blocks ornament the third-story windows. A sheet metal cornice runs around the building above the fourth-floor windows, a parapet wall extends above that.

The hotel has three porches with square Doric columns on the north and west elevations. These porches are reproductions of the original porches, which were removed at some time in the past. On the interior, the lobby has Classic Revival pilasters projecting from the walls, a beamed, coffered ceiling with ornamental plaster moldings; the wood is dark stained oak, the floor is porcelain tile. This tile extends down the hallway to the main dining room, which has similar pilasters and coffered ceiling; the dining room has glass chandeliers and a large fireplace. Another bar/dining room is located with the kitchen opposite. A frame addition to the building extends the kitchen space to accommodate coolers. Michigan portal National Register of Historic Places portal

2015 Palarong Pambansa

The 2015 Palarong Pambansa was the 58th edition of the annual multi-sporting event for Filipino student-athletes. The games were held in Tagum, Davao del Norte from 3–9 May 2015; this is the first hosting of the Province of Davao del Norte, 60 years after it hosted the Palarong Pambansa as part of the larger Davao province. Tagum hosts most of the venues and billeting centers while the municipalities of Sto. Tomas, New Corella, Kapalong, the cities of Panabo and Samal Island provided additional billeting centers and venues for the delegates; the events were held within the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, including the opening and closing ceremonies. A total of 26 sports disciplines were contested during the Palaro, 17 of them as regular games, 5 as demonstration games, 4 special games for athletes with special needs. For the first time, beach volleyball was played as a demonstration sport; the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte spent three years to prepare what they promised to be "the best Palaro ever."

This included the construction of a redesigned Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex according to international standards. The opening ceremony was on the second day of the games on 4 May while the closing ceremony was held on 9 May; the National Capital Regional Athletic Association bagged its 11th straight championship title after seven days of sports competitions. After Luzon and Visayas have hosted the two previous Palarong Pambansa competitions in Laguna and Negros Oriental the next host province for the 2015 games will now come from the island of Mindanao, according to the Palarong Pambansa Law. At least five bids were made for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa: Koronadal, South Cotabato, Davao del Norte, Lanao del Norte and Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte made their bids for the games. Surigao del Norte and Butuan City made a joint bid together to host the games. Cagayan de Oro, where the 1988 Palaro was held expressed interest to bid for the games but was not included in the final vote for the host.

The Department of Education's Management Committee held a vote at the DepEd Central Office in Pasig, Metro Manila on December 15, 2014 to determine the 2015 hosts. Tagum, Davao del Norte won the bid, receiving a majority vote of 16 out of 18. Provincial Governor Rodolfo P. Del Rosario celebrated the result by assuring the organizers that "we will give them the best Palaro and that will be our battlecry: the best Palaro ever." Winning bid1 – was not included in the final bidding2 – was included in the joint bid of Surigao del Norte and Butuan City The logo and theme for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa was unanimously approved and unveiled by the Organizing Committee on 27 January 2015. The official logo of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa is inspired from the games' theme "Sports: Breaking Borders, Building Peace."The primary element of the logo is a stylized dove which signifies peace, carrying with it an olive branch with 17 leaves representing the 17 regions of the Philippines. Three flaming tails emerge from the dove which stand for the diversity of the tri-peoples who participate in the Palarong Pambansa.

It is emblazoned with an elaborate okir motif, a fish, beadworks of the lumads. The dove has the outline of the letter P, the first letter of the words "Palarong Pambansa," and the colors of the dove are taken from the Philippine flag. Below the dove is a banana leaf with the words "Davao del Norte," which represents the chief agricultural produce of the province, the banana. According to Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo P. Del Rosario, the banana leaf embodies the resilience of the Dabaonon people, who emerge stronger and better from natural calamities, "just like the ever-enduring banana plant." The official theme song for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa is entitled Palaro ng Pagkakaisa and composed by Davao-based songwriter and singer Maan Chua, arranged by Paolo Sisi. The music video for the song was directed by Willie Apa Jr. and featured the DNSTC and several tourist destinations within Davao del Norte, including Samal Island, Christ the King Cathedral in Tagum, the New City Hall of Tagum.

The music video features the national promoters for the games, namely 15-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist in athletics Elma Muros, two-time Olympian in swimming Eric Buhain, former Azkals player Yannick Tuason, alongside their respective younger counterparts: Mariafe Basong, a runner from the indigenous tribes of Talaingod, Davao del Norte, Roger Porton Jr. a swimmer from Samal Island, Kier James Macaren, a football player from Davao City. The first TV teaser was shown to the public on 1 March 2015, a one-minute and twenty second TV advertisement with several aerial shots of the DNSTC and archived video footage from previous Palaro games, alongside a forty-second radio advertisement. A month before the games, the official thirty-second TV ad was shown by the media sponsors and through the 2015 Palarong Pambansa website, it features the promoters together with their counterparts, similar to that with the music video. The 2015 Palarong Pambansa sees all 17 regions of the Philippines participate in the games.

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Avoch railway station

Avoch railway station was a station on the single track branch of the Highland Railway, in north east Scotland. The line connected villages in The Black Isle peninsula to the railway network via a junction at Muir of Ord. Opened by the Highland Railway in 1894, it became part of the London and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923; the station passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was closed by British Railways. Authorisation was obtained on 4 July 1890 to build a 15.75 mile branch line from Muir of Ord to Rosemarkie. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day.

Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. Station on navigable O. S. map Vallance, H. A.. The Highland Railway. 4th Extended edition: extra material by C. R. Clinker and Anthony J. Lambert. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-24-0. RAILSCOT article on the Fortrose Branch Avoch station on navigable O. S. map

Ricoh Black Rams

Ricoh Black Rams is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. Placed 10th in the 2004-2005 season which meant it had to win a play-off against one of the top regional teams to stay in the league, as it did. Slogan for 2006 season: TAFU; the acronym stands for Team, Faith, Unity. In January 2008 it was announced that Stephen Larkham will be joining the team next season, but the team was relegated back to the Japan East League where Larkham will begin his career in Japan. In April 2008 Todd Louden was announced as head coach. 2005 February 13. Ricoh Black Rams v Toyota Jido Shokki - placed third in the Top League Challenge Series; the Ricoh Black Rams squad for the 2019–20 season is: Glen Osborne - Fullback Inoke Afeaki - Lock Eroni Clarke - Centre James Haskell - Loose Forward Ma'a Nonu - Centre Stephen Larkham - Fly Half Sui Liaga - Wing Dean Hall - Wing Glenn Paterson - Fly Half Tim Lane Ricoh Black Rams - official site DEAD Ricoh unveils Larkham - Daily Yomiuri, February 14, 2008 Official Site - Official site

Kačák Event

The Kačák Event or Kačák-otomari Event is a recognised bioevent or series of events that occurred close to the end of the Eifelian Age of the Middle Devonian Epoch. It involved a global eustatic rise in sea level, it was named for the Kačák Member of the Srbsko Formation in Bohemia, where it is represented by a black shale interval within a sequence of limestone. In marine environments, this appears as an anoxic event forming potential hydrocarbon source rocks such as the Marcellus Shale. Within the Old Red Sandstone continent, it is represented by the Achanarras lake, the deepest and most widespread lake that developed within the Orcadian Basin; the event is associated with significant extinctions amongst the Ammonoidea. The event occurred towards the end of the Eifelian, extending into the earliest part of the Givetian, in the mid-Devonian period; the duration of the event has been estimated as 700,000 years from the seven cycles involved in the Achanarras interval, but only 200,000 years using geochemical and magnetic resonance data from the Eifelian-Givetian boundary in Morocco.

The Kačák interval was first named from its occurrence in Bohemia as a black shale unit, known as the Kačák Member. This organic rich shale is found within a sequence of shallow water limestones forming the Srbsko Formation of the Prague Basin; the event has been recognised at Eifel in Germany, Gorodenka and in Ontario and New York State in eastern North America, all localities lying on the continental shelf around the Old Red continent. Further afield at the time of the event, on the continental shelf on the other side of the Rheic Ocean, it has been recognised in Morocco, Cantabria in northern Spain, the Carnic Alps and Graz Paleozoic in Italy and Austria, the Montagne Noire in France and in the Barrandian area of the Czech Republic; the Orcadian Basin of Scotland is the only locality within the continent itself that the event is recognised. Similar events have been correlated with the Kačák Event in China and Australia. In Brazil, the event was registered in the Paraná Basin. At the level of the Kačák Event there is a marked negative excursion in the δ13C level, interpreted to be a result of the anoxic event.

This reduction matches to an increase in both total organic carbon and a change in the fractionation of carbon between carbonates and organic'reservoirs'. The cause of this event is interpreted to be a period of high temperatures resulting from high insolation levels; this explains both the transgressive event recognised at the margins of the Old Red continent, caused by thermal expansion of the oceans, the formation of the Achanarras lake within the continent due to the increased intensity of monsoon conditions. The Kačák Event was a period of significant extinctions, although not as marked as those of the subsequent Late Devonian extinctions; the group most affected was the Ammonoidea, although there were faunal turnovers amongst conodonts and dacryoconarids. Organic-rich black shales that formed during this anoxic event occur in several countries. In the eastern United States the Marcellus shale is in the early stages of being exploited for shale gas, with large recoverable reserves predicted.

An initial USGS assessment from 2002 suggested about 2 TCF of recoverable gas, while in 2009, a study by the United States Department of Energy gave an estimate of 262 TCF. 9. ^HORODYSKI, R. S.. Y.. P. 2014. Remarks on the sequence stratigraphy and taphonomy of the relictual Malvinokaffric fauna during the Kačák event in the Paraná Basin, Brazil. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103:367-380