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D (New York City Subway service)

The D Sixth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored orange since it uses the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan; the D operates at all times between 205th Street in Norwood and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn via Grand Concourse in the Bronx, Central Park West and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, the north side of the Manhattan Bridge, Fourth Avenue and West End in Brooklyn. During daytime hours, the D runs express between 145th Street in Manhattan and 36th Street-4th Avenue in Brooklyn and local elsewhere. During rush hours in the peak direction, the D runs express between Fordham Road in the Bronx and 145th Street in Manhattan. Overnight D service is only express in local elsewhere. In its early years, the D ran to World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan via the lower IND Eighth Avenue Line. From 1954 to 1967, the D ran via the IND Culver Line to Coney Island. With the completion of the Chrystie Street Connection, service was rerouted via the BMT Brighton Line, running there from 1967 to 2001.

A short-lived yellow D service ran via the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan to the Brighton Line in Brooklyn, while orange D service used the Sixth Avenue, Central Park West, Concourse Lines in Manhattan and the Bronx. D service began on December 1940 when the IND Sixth Avenue Line opened, it ran from 205th Street, the Bronx to World Trade Center on the IND Eighth Avenue Line at all times, switching between the IND Sixth Avenue to the Eighth Avenue Lines just south of West Fourth Street–Washington Square. Service ran express via the Concourse Line during rush hours. D service was increased on October 24, 1949 in order to offset the discontinuation of C service, which ran express via the Concourse Line and the Eighth Avenue Line. On December 29, 1951, Saturday peak direction express. On October 30, 1954, the Culver Ramp, a connection between the IND South Brooklyn Line and BMT Culver Line opened. D service was rerouted via these two lines to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue with additional trains to Church Avenue on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m..

On Saturdays, four round trips ran between 205th Street and Kings Highway. D trains replaced F service on the South Brooklyn Line, were sent over the new connection as the first IND service to reach Coney Island; the service was announced as Concourse -- advertised as direct Bronx -- Coney Island service. Between October 7, 1957 and 1959, limited rush hour trains ran express to Euclid Avenue via the IND Fulton Street Line when the D started being inspected at Pitkin Yard. Four trains left 205th Street between 7:20 and 8:10 a.m. and one left Bedford Park Boulevard at 8:53 a.m.. These five trains returned between 3 and 5 p.m.. During the AM rush hour, several northbound trains ended at Bedford Park Boulevard. From December 4 to 27, 1962, a special service labeled, it ran local from 205th Street, Bronx to 59th Street–Columbus Circle continued as a local down the Eighth Avenue Line to West Fourth Street, where it switched to the Sixth Avenue Line and continued on its normal route to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via the Culver Line.

On November 26, 1967, the Chrystie Street Connection opened, connecting the Sixth Avenue Line with the north tracks of the Manhattan Bridge and the BMT Southern Division lines in Brooklyn. In conjunction with this project, the new express tracks on the Sixth Avenue Line between West Fourth Street–Washington Square and 34th Street were opened, providing additional capacity for the extra trains on the IND via the connection. On this date, D service was switched over to BMT Brighton Line via this new connector, running express on weekdays to Brighton Beach and local to Stillwell Avenue at all other times; the D replaced Q service, which had run local in Brooklyn and express on the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan, terminating at 57th Street. In Manhattan, it ran express from West 4th Street to 34th Street rush hours only, with the B using the express tracks to relay when it terminated at West 4th Street at other times. Service on the Culver Line to Coney Island was replaced by extended F service.

On July 1, 1968, it would become the full-time Sixth Avenue Express when non-rush hours B service and new KK service was extended to the new 57th Street–Sixth Avenue station. On August 19, 1968, to reduce conflicts at the Brighton Beach terminal, D service was truncated to Brighton Beach when it ran express on the BMT Brighton Line (morning rush hours through early evenings, QB and QJ were extended from Brighton Beach to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue. In addition, the span of Manhattan-bound D express service was increased by two hours, with the last express leaving Brighton Beach at 7:37 p.m. Effective January 2, 1973, the daytime QJ was truncated to Broad Street as the J, the M was extended beyond Broad Street during the day along the QJ's former route to Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue, via the Montague Street Tunnel and Brighton Line local tracks. D service was divided and ran in two sections when the north tracks of the Manhattan Bridge closed on April 26, 1986 due to construction, with regular service expected to resume on October 26, 1986.

The northern section ran between Norwood–205th Street in the Bronx and 34th Street–Herald Square while the southern section ran from 57th Street–Seventh Avenue on the BMT Broadway Line express along the Broadway Line to Canal Street over the south tracks of the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn, along the Brighton Line to Stillwell Avenue. Service to Grand Street w

Busy Signal

Reanno Devon Gordon, better known by his stage name Busy Signal, is a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist. Gordon was born in Saint Ann Parish, living in areas in West and East Kingston such as Tivoli Gardens and Spanish Town, he is a past student of Brown's Town Comprehensive High School. Known as one of the artists leading the contemporary dancehall movement, Busy Signal has been a large part of the scene since 2003, his first hit single, "Step Out", was one of the most popular dancehall songs in 2005. A music video for "Step Out" was released shortly afterwards, he was nicknamed Busy Signal by his friends because of the fact that he is busy. His hit tracks for 2007/2008 were "Nah Go A Jail Again", "Smoke Some High Grade", "Tic Toc" and the track entitled "Unknown Number" has made tremendous airplay and dancehall reviews in the Caribbean and the US, he has released a hit dancehall album entitled Step Out. On 22 September 2008, Busy Signal released his second studio album titled Loaded, a 15-track compilation on VP Records of well known dancehall hits such as "Jail", "Whine Pon Di Edge", "These Are the Days", among others, as well as never-heard-before exclusive tracks such as "People So Evil" and "Hustle Hard".

The artist announced the introduction of a self-styled clothing line in 2011. On 21 May 2012, Gordon was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica due to an extradition warrant from the United States, he was extradited to the US on 19 June. In September 2012 he received a six-month prison sentence, he was released in November, promptly released the single "Come Shock Out". BBC Music ranked Reggae Music Again No. 7 on their Top 25 Albums of 2012 listing. His Parts of the Puzzle album was released on 4 October 2019 on VP Records, it entered the Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number 2. Busy Signal appears on the No Doubt album and Shove, collaborating with the band and the production team Major Lazer on the title track, he appears on Major Lazer's second album Free the Universe, in the track "Watch Out For This", a hit single in several European countries. 2005: Step Out 2008: Loaded 2010: D. O. B. – US Reggae no. 12 2012: Reggae Music Again – US Reggae no. 5 2019: Parts of the Puzzle – US Reggae no. 2 2005: "Step Out Inna" 2008: "Tic Toc" 2010: "One More Night/Night Shift" 2011: "Kingston Town" 2012: "Come Shock Out" 2013: "Why I Sing" 2013: "Danger Zone" 2014: "Professionally" 2014: "Sport Day" 2014: "Money Flow" Busy Signal on Myspace Busy Signal at AllMusic

Fort Ballance

Fort Ballance is a former coastal artillery battery on Point Gordon on Wellington's Miramar Peninsula. Built in 1885 following fears of an impending war with Russia, Fort Ballance is one of the best preserved of a string of nineteenth century coastal fortifications constructed to protect New Zealand from naval attack. In 1885, the Government, reluctantly acknowledging that they could not rely on Britain for protection, commissioned engineer Major Henry Cautley to design a series of fortifications to protect the country's main ports; the Fortress is listed as a Category I Historic Place. Fort Ballance was the premier fort in the Wellington area for 26 years. Used by the military over a period of 60 years, the 1880s layout of Fort Ballance is unaltered and a good impression of the original nineteenth century fort remains; the fort is a permanent reminder of the technology used in the coastal defence network of the 1880s and it is an early example of the use of concrete as a building material. Fort Ballance is the largest of the military installations located on the spur between Mahanga Bay and Scorching Bay.

The other positions were known variously as Fort Gordon, the Spur Battery and the Low or Foreshore Battery. The ruins of these forts and batteries were buried about 1960; the fort follows the topography of the spur and earthworks were used to build up the centre of the position where the command post and communications centre were located. Earthworks provided protection for the barracks, ablution areas and stores to the rear of the gun pits; the rear of the fort adjoining the accommodation casemates was enclosed by musketry parapets and loopholed walls, parts of which have been demolished. Fort Ballance had positions for five main gun pits facing the channel; the concrete gun pits, some of which were closed and others open, are circular or semi-circular and while the guns have been removed the gun emplacements remain intact. Fort Gordon, to the south of Fort Ballance, consisted of magazines, it is now completely buried as are the smaller positions lower down the spur. Tunnel entrances have been filled in.

Additional firing support was located at Kau Point and Point Halswell, the positions were protected from land attack by a further defence position on Mount Crawford. Fort Ballance is an emplacement that can be called a'fort', in, it was a self-contained unit built to withstand an enemy attack from the land. Fort Ballance was built of timber and corrugated-iron sheets by former members of the armed constabulary and prison labour from Mount Crawford Gaol. During the 1890s the wooden construction was rebuilt with concrete; the main armament at Fort Ballance evolved over the years to include: 1885-1910: Two Two Seven-inch R. M. L. Guns 1886-1924 One One six-inch disappearing gun 1903-1924 One One six-inch disappearing gun, replaced one of the 7inch RML 1892-WW1 Two Q. F. Nordenfeldt six-pounder guns were mounted at the flank angles; the main armament at Fort Gordon consisted of: 1895-1924 One One eight-inch disappearing gun One QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss gun The main armament of the Low Battery consisted of: 1891-1897 Two 64-Pounder RML 1897-1907 Two QF 6-pounder Hotchkiss, removed after WW1.

1901-1923Two QF 12 pounders 1941-1959 Two BL 4 inch naval gun Mk VII guns 1942 Two Ordnance QF 18-pounder guns 1943-1944 Two 75 mm Gun M1917 guns 1944-1945 One twin QF 6 pounder 10 cwt gun With the decommissioning of the guns of Fort Ballance in the immediate post-war years, Fort Ballance along with the Mahanga Bay facilities, Shelly Bay, Fort Gordon and the Kau Point Battery were taken over by the Ammunition Section of the New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps as the 1st large scale ammunition depot of the NZAOC until 1929 when purpose-built facilities were constructed at Hopuhopu Camp in the Waikato. The ammunition infrastructure at Fort Ballance and the surrounding area consisted of 19 magazines, one store and a laboratory and would remain in use until the early years of the Second World War. Below and to the east of the Fort was a "seesaw' searchlight, set up in 1891 and powered by the stream engine in Fort Ballance; the searchlight consisted of an electric carbon lamp, capable of a strong beam for target illumination, because the bulb was vulnerable to enemy fire, it was protected in a recessed emplacement whilst a large mirror, attached to the end of the ‘see-saw’ girder reflected the light beam across the water.

The Searchlight was able to illuminate targets from the harbour Heads to Ward Island with a power of 50000 candlepower. Only a few of these were built anywhere in the Empire, it was difficult to operate and was never successful and the position was abandoned in 1899, but the emplacement remains today. 7 August 1899 whilst attempting to demolish the Seesaw emplacement three members of the permanent militia were killed and one injured in a Gun Cotton explosion. 2 November 1904 whilst conducting live firing on a 12 pounder, there was a breech explosion in which one Gunner was killed and five Injured. Coastal fortifications of New Zealand Capital DefenceInstructions for 6 inch Rifled Breech Loading Armstrong Gun and Hydro-Pneumatic Disappearing Carriage from Australian National Archives Video clip showing left side view of restored disappearing gun at Taiaroa Head, New Zealand Video clip showing breech operation and loading of restored disappearing gun at Taiaroa Head, New Zealand Disappearing Mountings described at Victorian Forts and Artillery website Diagram of Armstrong Mk V gun on disappearing carriageVictorian Naval Forces manuals 1890 & 1895.

Includes QF 6 pounder Nordenfelt details. From Friends of the Cerberus website Nordenfelt 6 pdr Quick Firer History, technical details, animations


Hydrodamalis is a genus of extinct herbivorous sirenian marine mammals, included the Steller's sea cow, the Cuesta sea cow, the Takikawa sea cow. The fossil genus Dusisiren is regarded as the sister taxon of Hydrodamalis: together, the two genera form the dugong subfamily Hydrodamalinae, they were the largest member of the order Sirenia, whose only extant members are the dugong and the manatees. They reached up to 9 metres in length, making the Steller's sea cow among the largest mammals other than whales to have existed in the Holocene epoch. Steller's sea cow was first described by Georg Wilhelm Steller, Cuesta by Daryl Domning, Takikawa by Hitoshi Furusawa; the Steller's sea cow was the only member of the genus to survive into modern times, although had been abundant throughout the North Pacific, by the mid 1700s, its range had been limited to a single, isolated population surrounding the uninhabited Commander Islands. It was hunted for its meat and fat by fur traders, was hunted by aboriginals of the North Pacific coast, leading to its and the genus' extinction 27 years after discovery.

The Cuesta sea cow along with the Takikawa sea cow were extinct at the end of the Pliocene due to the onset of the Ice Ages and the subsequent recession of seagrasses—their main food source. Cladogram on the relations of the hydrodamalines based on a 2004 study by Hitoshi Furuwasha

Javier Martínez Calvo

Javier Martínez Calvo is a Spanish footballer who plays for CA Osasuna as a winger. Born in Ólvega, Castile and León, Martínez represented CA Osasuna as a youth. On 2 November 2016, aged only 16, he made his senior debut with the reserves by coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–2 Segunda División B home loss against Racing de Ferrol. On 8 September 2017, Martínez extended his contract until 2022, he scored his first senior goal nine days netting his team's first in a 2–2 draw at CD Lealtad. Martínez made his professional debut on 31 May 2019, replacing goalscorer Xisco in a 3–2 away success over Córdoba CF. Osasuna Segunda División: 2018–19 Osasuna profile Javi Martínez at BDFutbol Javi Martínez at Soccerway

The Godz (New York band)

The Godz were a New York City based avant-noise psychedelic band that existed from 1966 to 1973. The Godz musicians were guitarist Jim McCarthy, bassist Larry Kessler, autoharpist Jay Dillon, drummer Paul Thornton, they started the band after Larry Kessler met Jim McCarthy and Paul Thornton when they all took jobs in the 49th Street location of the musical instruments store Sam Goody's. According to McCarthy they came up with their musical approach on this situation: "One day Paul came over to visit them, the three gathered in Larry's living room to smoke a joint." What happened next was purely accidental, according to Jim: "There were all these percussive instruments lying around and out of total frustration, I got up and started shaking a tambourine or something like that, that's how it all started. We all started to get up and make noise like a bunch of maniacs, expressing our frustration."After this event, "Larry made a suggestion that had both Jim and Paul questioning his sanity: that the three audition this impromptu'band' for ESP." Kessler had been working for the ESP-Disk jazz record label, founded by Bernard Stollman.

ESP released recordings by another underground rock band from this era from New York City, the Fugs. The Godz' first recording session took place on September 28, 1966 from which came their first album Contact High released in 1966, they released their second LP in 1967 called Godz 2. Without Jay Dillon "the remaining three Godz cut The Third Testament, inviting several friends to invade the studio and freak out on a few numbers filling in the rest with solo numbers by each of the three remaining members." Their final album was released in 1973 and it was called Godzundheit. In July 2005, Jay Dillon's niece posted a message stating. Two years in early 2007, the surviving members, Jim McCarthy, Larry Kessler, Paul Thornton, reunited to produce new recordings. Six of these recordings appear on The Godz Remastered, released by Manta Ray Records in 2012 and another three of the recordings from this session appear on Gift from the Godz released in 2014 by Manta Ray Records. In late 2014, original member Larry Kessler put together a road band of seasoned musicians and billed the experience as L.

L. Kessler's "GODZ" started touring the northeast United States. In 2015, The Godz started working on new material for release; the singles "Hungry for Love" and "America" came from these sessions. There were sporadic shows in New York, Washington D. C. and Baltimore, a few of the appearances including original member Paul Thorton. Thornton ended up joining the band back in New York City on stage at Jeffrey Wengrofsky's residency at Howl! Happening and in Baltimore at the Reverb collective. In 2018, the band was slated to make appearances at the Charles Village festivals. In 2019, the band welcomed the arrival of Mike Walker on drums, Charles Walker on keyboards and backing vocals. Kessler spent the final days of 2018 and early 2019 composing the psychedelic 14 minute opus titled "Thanks", slated to be released on Manta Ray Records that year. In 2019, Jeffrey Wengrofsky released Here to Eternity with a short film featuring Kessler. In 2019, The Godz were featured in Issue 87 of Shindig! magazine.

In April 2019, Paul Thornton was reported to have died. Lester Bangs published "Do the Godz Speak Esperanto?" in Creem magazine: "What makes them so special? Well, anybody can play like that, but in actual practice, it just ain’t so. Most people would be too stultified – after all, what’s the point of doing it if anybody can? – and as for you, you ain’t got the balls to do it, if you did, you’d never carry it through like a true Godzly musical maniac must to qualify. You’d just pick it up and tootle a few bars to prove something, that’s different. Me, I could do it because I have been years before I heard of the Godz. All it takes is insane persistence and a total disregard for everything but getting that yawp out of you if you gotta howl at the moon, most folks aren’t gonna howl at the moon just to prove a point, but the Godz would! And not to prove a point, but because they like howling at the moon! Which is what sets them apart."John Dougan from AllMusic describes The Godz as follows: "Few bands in the annals of rock & roll were stranger than the New York City-based Godz...the Godz coughed up some of the strangest, most dissonant, purposely incompetent rock noise produced...

Sounding like a prototype for Half Japanese or the Shaggs, the Godz play as if they discovered their instruments ten minutes before the tape started rolling. The singing is intentionally off-key parodic, the songs...well, they sound more like improvised snippets than actual compositions. And while that may not be your idea of pop music, this works, in large part, due to the absolute glee and unself-consciousness with which they approached their peculiar brand of aural nonsense." Contact High with the Godz ESP-Disk 1037 Godz 2 ESP-Disk 1047 The Third Testament ESP-Disk 1077 Godzundheit ESP-Disk 2017 The Godz Remastered Manta Ray Records QS938 Gift from the Godz Manta Ray Records MR 0155 "Hungry for Love" Manta Ray Records MR 0211 "America" Manta Ray Records MR 0243 America Manta Ray Records MR 0296Side projectsAlien – Jim McCarthy ESP-Disk 3008 Pass On This Side – Thornton, Fradkin & Unger and the Big Band ESP-Disk 63019 Jay Dillon – vocals, autoharp Jim McCarthy – vocals, flute, harmonica Larry Kessler – vocals, violin, ba