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John Erskine Clarke

John Erskine Clarke was a British clergyman who issued the first parish magazine. He established several other religious publications and was responsible for founding churches schools and hospitals in Battersea, he competed at Henley Royal Regatta. Clarke was born at Cossepor, India the eldest son of William Fairlie Clarke an official of the East India Company. Clarke's father died in the family returned to Edinburgh, he was admitted to Wadham College, Oxford on 26 June 1846. Clarke rowed at Oxford and in 1849 was in the Wadham College eight that won the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. In 1850 in a single scull he was runner-up in the Diamond Challenge Sculls to Thomas Bone. In 1851 partnering C L Vaughan in a coxless pair, he was runner up in the Silver Goblets at Henley to James Aitken and Joseph William Chitty. Clarke took Holy Orders and became curate of St Mary, Low Harrogate in 1851. In 1852 he became curate of St Mary, Lichfield until 1856, when he became vicar of St Michael's Church, Derby.

The east gable of St Michael's fell in during a service in 1856 and it was rebuilt in 1858. While he was at St Michael's he started the world's first commercial parish magazine inset, named Parish Magazine, in January 1859, he was an active supporter of the Derby Co-operative Society providing a library and as a representative of the Working Men's Association helped provide for a grocery store. He was president of what was known as the Happy Home Union. In 1863 he founded The Children's Prize, a paper for young children called The Prize. In 1866 he moved to St Andrew Derby and set to work with publisher William Macintosh to produce Chatterbox, a weekly paper for older children; the first edition went on sale on 1 December 1866. Clarke became a Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral in 1869. In 1871 he started another religious weekly newspaper. In 1872, Clarke became Vicar of St Mary's Church and remained there for 37 years. There, he founded the "Provident Dispensary" in Battersea, established "The Vicarage School for Girls" at the vicarage house near the River Thames.

The school moved to Clapham Common. From 1872 until 1916 Clarke was a governor of Sir Walter St John's Trust and was instrumental in establishing Battersea Grammar School. In 1875, he became an Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral. Following the transfer of Battersea and several other parishes in the north of Surrey to the Diocese of Rochester in 1877, he was appointed Rural Dean in 1880, served as diocesan Proctor. Clarke inspired the building of several churches in Battersea during the second half of the nineteenth century, his own endeavours led to the building of St Mark's, Battersea Rise, St Peter's, Plough Road, St Matthew's and St Luke's in 1889. Clarke was a member of the Board of Governors of the Provident Dispensary, saw an urgent need for an in-patient hospital in Battersea. Through public subscription and charitable gifts, Clarke was able to buy a house in Five Houses Lane, owned by Viscount Bolingbroke and established there in 1880 a "House of Sickness" which became the Bolingbroke Hospital.

Clarke's aim was that the hospital should provide for "the artisan or self respecting middle class people" who preferred to pay something for their care instead of going into a Poor Law Institution. On 27 July 1895, Clarke was made Honorary Chaplain to Queen Victoria, after her death in 1901 continued in the same role to King Edward VII, he built a new vicarage for St Luke's on his own property in 1901 and was Vicar of St Luke's from 1901 until 1914. He was appointed Honorary Canon of Southwark in 1905, when the new Anglican Diocese of Southwark was founded, he continued as an Honorary Chaplain, now to King George V on his accession in 1910. Clarke suffered a stroke in 1916, he died four years aged 92 at St Luke's Vicarage and was buried at Elvington, Kent. There are memorials to Clarke in St Luke's Churches in Battersea. A house in Battersea Grammar School was named after him. Works by John Erskine Clarke at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Erskine Clarke at Internet Archive

Primera Toma

Primera Toma is the first studio album release from the Spanish music trio, La 5ª Estación. It was released in 2002 in Mexico only; the album was not well received due to La 5ª Estación's lack of notoriety. However, the album managed to become a hit when the song, "¿Dónde Irán?", was used as the opening theme song for the telenovela, Clase 406. This promotion was their first breakthrough in the United States; the song was chosen as the debut single for the band and was their first commercial hit in Mexico. After the release of their debut single, La 5ª Estación released two more successful singles from Primera Toma, which were "Perdición" and "No Quiero Perderte"

Oskélanéo River

The Oskélanéo River is a tributary of the South Bay of Bureau Lake, flowing into the town of La Tuque, in the administrative region of Mauricie, in Quebec, in Canada. The Oskélanéo River runs successively in the cantons of Achintre. Forestry is the main economic activity of this valley; the route 404, connecting the village of Clova, Quebec to the South Bay of Bureau Lake serves the lower part of the Oskélanéo River. Some secondary forest roads are in use nearby for forestry and recreational tourism activities; the surface of the Oskélanéo River is frozen from mid-November to the end of April, safe ice circulation is from early December to the end of March. Thanks to the arrival of the Transcontinental Railway around 1910, Oskelaneo River Station contributed to the development of the village of Oskélanéo; the main economic activity was forestry. Recreational tourism activities developed notably with the first raising of the Gouin Reservoir level in 1918 the second raising in 1948. Given the current level of water in the lake, the village of Oskélanéo offers access to boating a direct access road to Gouin Reservoir down the Oskélanéo River.

In the past, prior to the development of motorized forest roads, travelers were getting off the train at the Oskelaneo River station and using the services of outfitters for hunting and fishing trips. Until 1918, when the erection of the La Loutre Central, which will create the first level designated Gouin Reservoir, the Oskélanéo River was considered to be one of the tributaries of the Saint-Maurice River), feeding the Bureau Lake; this hydronym appears in cartographic documents at least since the first half of the 19th century, i.e. on the map of Charles Magnus, in the form of Oskelanaio that of Eugène Taché in 1870. In 1914, this river was designated Escalana by Eugène Rouillard and on maps in particular in 1935; the designation "Escalona" is indicated on maps of 1924 and 1926. Escalana derives from oskélanéo, an Algonquin word meaning "bones"; some sources consider that oskélanéo results from the deformation and fusion of the words tchiask, meaning "gull", sakegane, meaning "lake". In Atikamekw, the Oskélanéo River becomes "Kiackoranan Sipi", meaning "river of the gull caught in the net".

One railway station has been designated "Oskelaneo River". The term "Oskelaneo", was the name of a post office serving what is now a hamlet; the toponym "Oskélanéo River" was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec, when it was created

Ciarán McGuigan

Ciarán McGuigan is a Northern Irish footballer who last played for Drogheda United of the League of Ireland. Ciarán is a Northern Irish footballer who started his career off with Glenavon in the IFA Premiership, he had spells with Armagh City and was linked with a few SPL teams including Motherwell. Ciarán made his first-team league debut at the start of the 2010 season with Dundalk as a second-half substitute against Bray Wanderers on 5 March. In only his third league appearance, again as a substitute, he scored Dundalk's second goal in a 2–2 draw with Sligo Rovers on 5 April. On 12 January 2011, McGuigan signed a one-year contract with Syrianska, with hopes of an extension after the season's end. McGuigan signed for Drogheda United for the 2014 season He left Drogheda United after the 2014 season to work with his father in Brooklyn, New York. Ciaran plays for Lansdowne Bhoys FC of the Bronx, New York

ZipcodeZoo

ZipcodeZoo was a free, online encyclopedia intended to document all living species and infraspecies known to science. It was compiled from existing databases, it offered one page for each living species, supplementing text with video and images where available. ZipcodeZoo was integrated into an app called Lookup Life; as of 2019 the site no longer works. ZipcodeZoo was an online database that collected the natural history, species characteristics, conservation biology, distribution information of thousands of species and infraspecies, it included over 800,000 photographs, 50,000 videos, 160,000 sound clips, 3.2 million maps describing nearly 3.2 million species and infraspecies. Its content is now only available on the Internet Archive The site and its sister site lookup.life included a number of specialized search functions, such as identifying a bird species from its color and other traits, including where it was seen. The searches could be restricted to broad categories like reptiles or fish.

A sound trainer could play multiple bird song recordings simultaneously. ZipcodeZoo drew on the Catalogue of Life for its basic species list, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility for its maps, Flickr for many of its photos, YouTube for videos, Xeno-canto for some of its sound recordings, the IUCN for conservation status, other major sources. All the pages were published under one of the Creative Commons licenses