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Nicolas Beaudin

Nicolas Beaudin is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League while under contract to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Beaudin was selected 39th overall by the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the 2015 CHL Draft, he was awarded the Voltigeurs Offensive Player of the Year award at the conclusion of the 2017–18 season. In the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 27th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. On November 9, Beaudin signed a entry-level contract with the Blackhawks. Beaudin described his playing style as emulating Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner. "He's such a smart guy with his hockey sense and his vision of the game... He sees a play developing in advance, he knows what will happen, he has good anticipation, he is a proud guy who defends the right way and keeps getting better at it." Biographical information and career statistics from, or The Internet Hockey Database

Elias Weekes

Elias Carpenter Weekes was an Australian ironmonger and politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council between 1865 and 1880, he was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly between 1856 and 1864. He served two terms as the Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales. Weekes was the son of a shipwright at Chatham Dockyard, he had a rudimentary work in commercial occupations in England. Weekes emigrated to Sydney in 1837 and had established successful ironmongery and wine importation businesses by 1855, he was a director of The Bank of New South Wales. Philosophically a liberal, he became politically active during the 1840s and 1850s and opposed the conservative constitution proposed by William Wentworth, he was a member of the committee of the Anti-Transportation League and an alderman of the Sydney Municipal Council between 1850 and 1853. At the first election under the new constitution Weekes contested the seats of Cumberland and Northumberland Boroughs, he was defeated by Bourn Russell in Northumberland Boroughs.

However, Russell's election was overturned on appeal and Weekes was declared elected and chose to represent the seat until it was abolished at the next election. He represented West Maitland until 1864. In 1865, he accepted a life appointment to the Legislative Council. Weekes was the Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales in the second government of Charles Cowper between April and October 1859, he held the same position in the first Robertson and third Cowper governments between 1860 and 1863 when worsening eyesight forced him to resign from the government. He was a strong advocate of legislation to restrict Chinese immigration and opposed state aid to religious schools


Daminozide – known as Alar, Kylar, B-NINE, DMASA, SADH, or B 995 – is a plant growth regulator, a chemical sprayed on fruit to regulate growth, make harvest easier, keep apples from falling off the trees before they ripen so they are red and firm for storage. Alar was first approved for use in the U. S. in 1963. It was used on apples until 1989, when the manufacturer voluntarily withdrew it after the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed banning it based on concerns about cancer risks to consumers, it was produced in the U. S. by the Uniroyal Chemical Company, which registered daminozide for use on fruits intended for human consumption in 1963. In addition to apples and ornamental plants, they registered for use on cherries, pears, Concord grapes, tomato transplants, peanut vines. On fruit trees, daminozide affects flow-bud initiation, fruit-set maturity, fruit firmness and coloring, preharvest drop and market quality of fruit at harvest and during storage. In 1989, the EPA made it illegal to use daminozide on U.

S. food still allow for non-food crops like ornamental plants. In 1985, the EPA studied Alar's effects on mice and hamsters, proposed banning its use on food crops, they submitted the proposal to the Scientific Advisory Panel, which concluded that the tests were inadequate to determine how carcinogenic the tested substances were. They discovered that at least one of the SAP members had a financial connection to Uniroyal, others had financial ties to the chemical industry; the next year, the EPA retracted its proposed ban and required farmers to reduce Alar use by 50%. The American Academy of Pediatrics urged EPA to ban daminozide, some manufacturers and supermarket chains announced they would not accept Alar-treated apples. In a 1989 report, the Natural Resources Defense Council reported that on the basis of a two-year peer reviewed study, children were at "intolerable risk" from a wide variety of lethal chemicals, including daminozide, that they ingest in permissible quantity. By their estimate, "The average pre-schooler's exposure was estimated to result in a cancer risk 240 times greater than the cancer risk considered acceptable by E.

P. A. following a full lifetime of exposure." In February, 1989, the CBS television program 60 Minutes broadcast a story about Alar that featured a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council highlighting problems with the chemical. In 1989, following the CBS broadcast, the United States Environmental Protection Agency decided to ban Alar on the grounds that "long-term exposure" posed "unacceptable risks to public health." However, in June 1989—before the EPA's preliminary decision to ban all food uses of Alar went into effect—Uniroyal, Alar's sole manufacturer, agreed to halt voluntarily all domestic sales of Alar for food uses. In November 1990, Washington apple growers filed a lawsuit in Yakima County Superior Court against CBS, NRDC and Fenton Communications claiming that unfair business practices cost them $100 million; the suit was moved from state to federal court at the request of CBS. U. S. District Judge William Fremming Nielsen ruled in 1993 that the apple growers had not proved their case, it was subsequently dismissed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Elizabeth Whelan and her organization, the American Council on Science and Health, which had received $25,000 from Alar's manufacturer, stated that Alar and its breakdown product UDMH had not been shown to be carcinogenic. During a 1990 speech at Hillsdale College, Whelan said that groups like the NRDC were ignoring a basic principle of toxicology: the dose makes the poison. "It is an egregious departure from science and logic when a substance is labeled'cancer-causing' based on a response in a single animal study using high doses of a test material", she said. Disagreement and controversy remain about the safety of Alar and appropriateness of the response to it. Daminozide remains classified as a probable human carcinogen by the EPA and is listed as a known carcinogen under California's Prop 65; the lab tests that prompted the scare required an amount of Alar equal to over 5,000 gallons of apple juice per day, according to the pro-industry American Council on Science and Health. Consumers Union ran its own studies and estimated that the human lifetime cancer risk was 5 cases per million, as compared to the previously-reported figure of 50 per million.

EPA considers lifetime cancer risks in excess of 1 per million to be cause for action. March 1989 FDA press release EPA: Daminozide Pesticide Canceled for Food Uses

The Lucky Bullets

The Lucky Bullets is a Norwegian rockabilly band, formed in 2006. They first came to fame when they performed on the main stage at by:Larm 2008. Three years they competed in the Norwegian finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, where they reached the finals and finished 3rd, their first album, Dead Mans Shoes, will be released in June 2012. The group was formed in Oslo in 2006, when three acquaintances, Kleppe and Lillehamre, formed a rockabilly band after realizing they shared a passion for 50s music. After a round of drinks and discussion, they came up with the name the Lucky Bullets, they soon began writing and performing their own songs, playing clubs and minor arenas in the Eastern part of the country. In 2008 the line-up was completed with guitarist Even Lundqvist; that same year they performed to rave reviews at by: Larm. In 2011, the group participated in the third semi-final of the 2011 Melodi Grand Prix, where they finished third, qualifying them for the "Last Chance round", where they were one of two acts to receive spots for the finals.

They finished third in the final. On March 8, 2012, the band announced on their Facebook page that they had signed a record contract with Grappa Records for a June 2012 release of their first full-length album, it was announced that the album would be mixed and produced by Peter Lundell, is titled Dead Mans Shoes slated for a June 1, 2012 release. The album will feature the 2011 hit single Fire Below. In May 2013, the band announced their next single, "Cry of the Wild Goose", to be released August 24, 2013 on 7" vinyl and digitally. "Tank Harvey" - Knud Kleppe - guitars and vocals "Butch Comet" - Even Lundquist - lead guitars and vocals "Ace Dynamite" - Stian Nybru - double bass and vocals "Jimmy Dapper" - Svein Åge Lillehamre - drums and percussion 2008: "Gold Digger" - CD EP June 1, 2012: "Dead Mans Shoes" - CD, vinyl and digital 2007: "Big Fat Dolly" - 45 rpm 7" vinyl single 2011: "Fire Below" - digital exclusive 2012: "Saturday Night" - digital and 45 rpm 7" vinyl single August 24, 2013: "Cry of the Wild Goose" - digital and 45 rpm 7" vinyl single

Triplet Falls

The Triplet Falls are waterfalls located in the Great Otway National Park of Victoria, in eastern Australia, 200km from Melbourne via Colac and Gellibrand, or 70km from Apollo Bay. The falls are fed by the Young Creek and as the name suggests there are three falls that cascade over a lush rainforest to the floor of the valley; the three streams flow when there has been significant rain upstream, so it is not uncommon to see only one or two streams flowing. Triplet Falls are nestled amongst the ancient forests of Myrtle Beech. List of waterfalls of Victoria Parks Victoria: Great Otway National Park