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Dalton Highway

The James W. Dalton Highway referred to as the Dalton Highway, is a 414-mile road in Alaska, it begins at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, ends at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay Oil Fields. Once called the North Slope Haul Road, it was built as a supply road to support the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in 1974, it is named after James Dalton, a lifelong Alaskan and an engineer who supervised construction of the Distant Early Warning Line in Alaska and, as an expert in Arctic engineering, served as a consultant in early oil exploration in northern Alaska. It is the subject of the second episode of America's Toughest Jobs and the first episode of the BBC's World's Most Dangerous Roads; the highway, which directly parallels the pipeline, is one of the most isolated roads in the United States. There are only three towns along the route: Coldfoot at Mile 175, Wiseman at Mile 188, Deadhorse at the end of the highway at Mile 414. Fuel is available at the E. L. Patton Yukon River Bridge, as well as Deadhorse.

Two other settlements, Prospect Creek and Galbraith Lake, are uninhabited except for campers and other short-term residents. The road itself is gravel primitive in places, small vehicle and motorcycle traffic carries significant risk; the nearest medical facilities are in Deadhorse. Anyone embarking on a journey on the Dalton is encouraged to bring survival gear. Despite its remoteness, the Dalton Highway carries a good amount of truck traffic through to Prudhoe Bay: about 160 trucks daily in the summer months and 250 trucks daily in the winter; the highway comes to within a few miles of the Arctic Ocean. Beyond the highway's terminus at Deadhorse are private roads owned by oil companies, which are restricted to authorized vehicles only. There are, commercial tours that take people to the Arctic Ocean. All vehicles must take extreme precaution when driving on the road, drive with headlights on at all times. There are quite a few steep grades along the route, as well; as of July 2013, 109 miles of the highway are paved, in several sections, between the following mileages: 19 and 24.

Truckers on the Dalton have given their own names to its various features, including: The Taps, The Shelf, The Bluffs, Oil Spill hill, Beaver Slide, Two and a Half Mile, Oh Shit Corner, the Roller Coaster. The road reaches its highest elevation as it crosses the Brooks Range at 4,739 feet; the highway is the featured road on the third, fourth and sixth seasons of the History reality television series Ice Road Truckers, which aired May 31, 2009 to present. It is the subject of the second episode of America's Toughest Jobs and the first episode of the BBC's World's Most Dangerous Roads featuring Charley Boorman and Sue Perkins. Polar bears are known to traverse the Arctic region of Alaska and can be seen wandering the outskirts of the Dalton Highway. If that occurs, the Alaska DOT will shut down the road in the presence of polar bears; the wandering is an indication that a polar bear is on the hunt and has been known to attack people in defense or prey. Google Street View has coverage of nearly the entire highway.

It is one of the most northerly routes of Google street view in North America. Recent flooding of the Sagavanirktok River, combined with melting of nearby ice roads under warmer climatic conditions have forced weeks-long closures of the road and the need for significant repairs, costing several million US dollars. List of Alaska Routes BLM Alaska: Dalton Highway Bureau of Land Management 2011 Dalton Visitor Guide History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers"

List of number-one albums of 2013 (Australia)

The ARIA Albums Chart ranks the best-performing albums and extended plays in Australia. Its data, published by the Australian Recording Industry Association, is based collectively on each album and EP's weekly physical and digital sales. In 2013, thirty-six albums claimed the top spot, including Michael Bublé's Christmas and Pink's The Truth About Love, both of which started their peak positions in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Sixteen acts achieved their first number-one album in Australia: Bruno Mars, Flume, Of Monsters and Men, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Birds of Tokyo, Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age, Kanye West, Harrison Craig, Karnivool, RÜFÜS, Boy & Bear, Dami Im and Taylor Henderson. Michael Bublé had two number-one albums during the year for To Be Loved and Christmas. Bublé's To Be Loved and Pink's The Truth About Love tied for the longest-running number-one album of 2013, both spending five weeks atop the ARIA Albums Chart. Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox and Bublé's Christmas topped the chart for three consecutive weeks.

Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Harrison Craig's More Than a Dream and Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 each spent two weeks at number one. 2013 in music ARIA Charts List of number-one singles of 2013 List of Top 25 albums for 2013 in Australia

HMS Inglefield (D02)

HMS Inglefield was an I-class destroyer leader built for the Royal Navy that served during World War II. She was the navy's last purpose-built flotilla leader, she was named after the 19th century Admiral Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield, is so far the only warship to carry the name of that seafaring family. In May 1940, her pennant number was changed to I02; the I-class ships were improved versions of the preceding H-class. Inglefield displaced 1,544 long tons at 2,081 long tons at deep load; the ship had a beam of 34 feet and a draught of 12 feet 6 inches. She was powered by two Parsons geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by three Admiralty three-drum boilers; the turbines developed a total of 38,000 shaft horsepower and were intended to give a maximum speed of 36 knots. Inglefield reached a speed of 36.7 knots from 38,081 shp during her sea trials. The ship carried enough fuel oil to give her a range of 5,500 nautical miles at 15 knots, her crew numbered 175 ratings.

The ship mounted five 4.7-inch Mark IX guns in single mounts, designated'A','B','X' and'Y' from bow to stern. For anti-aircraft defence, Inglefield was fitted with two quadruple mounts for the 0.5 inch Vickers Mark III machine gun. The I class was fitted with two above-water quintuple torpedo tube mounts amidships for 21-inch torpedoes. One depth charge rack and two throwers were fitted; the I-class ships were fitted with the ASDIC sound detection system to locate submarines underwater. On the outbreak of war, Inglefield was deployed as the leader of the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet, was based at Malta. However, she was transferred to the Home Fleet before the end of September 1939 to patrol the Western Approaches. In this rôle, she escorted HM aircraft carrier Courageous, but was answering a distress signal from SS Kafirstan when Courageous was attacked and sunk. Inglefield searched in vain for the U-boat U-29. One month Inglefield, along with her sister-ships HMS Ivanhoe and HMS Intrepid, sank U-boat U-45 off the southwest coast of Ireland.

She again came under attack from German U-boats. A few days after that last attack, she was required to tow the submarine HMS Triad back to Stavanger, after she was damaged while on patrol in the North Sea, she sank U-63, in early 1940 with the help of HMS Imogen and HMS Narwhal. In May 1940, after the failure of British forces in Norway, HMS Inglefield was called upon to evacuate British troops from the Norwegian town of Åndalsnes. In June, she escorted the damaged destroyers HMS HMS Electra back to port, it was a slow trip. Things were not helped by a violent storm which lasted for half of the journey time, during which, an ammunition locker on Electra's forecastle broke loose and started sliding around the deck. Inglefield was deployed to the North Sea with HMS Zulu to escort the battleships HMS Renown and HMS Repulse in an unsuccessful operation to seek and destroy the German battleship Scharnhorst, it was believed that she was the cruiser Deutschland, a massive naval effort by the Royal Navy failed to stop her from returning to a German port.

Her most famous role was in May 1941 when she served as part of the escort for HMS King George V and HMS Rodney in the pursuit and destruction of the German battleship Bismarck. In August, she was present at Scapa Flow for a visit by King George VI, embarked the King for review of anchorage and for return passage to the mainland on 9 August, she was part of the escort for the first convoy to the USSR, along with HMS Victorious, HMS Argus. She would return to escort duties in the Arctic, as she was deployed with the Home Fleet, but she was sent elsewhere on a particular mission. One example was in early 1942 when she supported commando raids on the Norwegian coast and bombarded Florø with HMS Intrepid, an action which sank three ships and damaged on-shore factories. Another example was in April 1942 when she was deployed to the Mediterranean to escort the United States carrier USS Wasp to Malta in April 1942. On 3 July 1942, she was taken from an Arctic convoy to search for the German battleship Tirpitz, reported to have left her normal anchorage.

In 1943, she was removed from Arctic convoy duty for Atlantic convoy defence, but she still spent much of her time in home waters. Her next major deployment was in July 1943, she was one of 18 British and Polish destroyers which, along with four Royal Navy cruisers, made up the escort for HM Battleships Nelson, Rodney and Valiant, HM Aircraft Carriers Indomitable and Formidable in the Ionian Sea. Inglefield's main role was to bombard enemy positions ashore. Throughout the operations on Sicily, she was based at Malta; when the invasion of Italy took place, Inglefield supported the landings at Salerno in a similar way. After the beachhead was established, she formed the escort back to home waters, but was soon sent back to the Mediterranean Sea for operations in Italy. One task was to escort HMS Renown, with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on board, from Algiers to Alexandria. During Operation Shingle in early 1944, Inglefiel

East Hagginton

East Hagginton was a historic estate within the manor and parish of Berrynarbor near to the coast of North Devon. It is near to, if not encompassing, the site of Watermouth Castle. Variants of estates relating to the modern "Hagginton" are listed three times in the Domesday Book of 1086, referring to three or contiguous estates, all within Braunton hundred, two within the manor and parish of Berrynarbor, the third within the manor of Ilfracombe to the west of Berrynarbor; the Saxon name means "Haecga's farm". "Hagginton Hill" has survived today as the name of a hill to the west of Berrynarbor village, West Haggington Farm survives also. The three Domesday Book entries are as follows: Hagintone was listed in the Domesday Book as the 27th of the 90 Devon holdings of Drogo which he held as mesne tenant from Geoffrey de Montbray, Bishop of Coutances, it had land for 2 ploughs. There were resident 1 smallholder. Hagetone was listed in the Domesday Book as one of the 27 Devon holdings of Walter of Douai, alias "Walscin".

His tenant was Wulfric. It had land for 5 ploughs. There were resident 2 smallholders; this estate was held in the late 12/13th century by the Nerbert family, lords of the manor of Berry Nerbert. At that time William Nerbert exchanged it, it was subsequently held by the feudal barony of Dartington. Haintone was listed in the Domesday Book as held by Robert de Pont de Chardon from amongst the 176 Devon holdings of Baldwin de Moels, Sheriff of Devon, it had land for 10 ploughs. There were 4 smallholders, with 2 cattle, 4 pigs and 100 sheep, he held Heanton Punchardon and Mockham from Baldwin. West Hagginton survives today as a farmhouse with much of its historic estate; this estate passed by inheritance from the family of Pont de Chardon to the family of Beaumont of Shirwell Domesday Book tenants, who at some time before 1504 leased the estate of East Hagginton to Richard Coffin of Alwington in North Devon, Sheriff of Devon in 1511. East Hagginton became the home of Richard Coffin's younger son Sir William Coffin, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VIII and Master of the Horse to Queen Jane Seymour and MP for Derbyshire in 1529.

He died without progeny, having conveyed East Hagginton to his nephew Richard Coffin, his eldest brother's son and heir. At some time shortly before 1500 the overlordship had been inherited, with Umberleigh, Heanton Punchardon and many other estates, by the Basset family of Whitechapel and Tehidy, Cornwall, co-heirs of the Beaumonts; the Bassets made great efforts to recover the lease from the Coffin family, which struggle is mentioned in the Lisle Papers. The legal dispute forms the subject of a surviving holograph letter dated 28 February 1539 written by the North Devon lawyer George Rolle to Viscountess Lisle: "Right honourable and my singular good lady, my duty remembered, I have me humbly recommended unto your good ladyship and to my good Lord Lyle advertising your ladyship that I received your ladyship's letter by which ye willed me to speak with my Lady Coffyn for her title in East Haggynton in the county of Devon who had one estate in tail to him and to his heirs of her body begotten.

Howbeit Mr Richard Coffyn, next heir to Sir William Coffyn, claimeth the same by his uncle's feoffment to him and to his heirs so that the law will put Mr John Basset from his entry and to compel him to take his action of form down, much dilatory as Mr Basset knoweth albeit I intend to sue unto one writ of diem clausit extremum after the death of the said Sir William and so to find Mr Basset's title if we may come and attain any evidence, when we come home, of John Davy, to enforce the same which will cost v marks at least. But the best way when Mr Harys and I meet shall be taken. My Lady Coffyn is in Leicestershire, and if my lord or your ladyship will command me any service into the country I intend to ride the viii th day of March next coming and shall be glad to accomplish the same to the utterest of my power as knoweth our Lord who preserve you both in honour long to endure. Ffrom London the last day of Ffebruary, by your assuryd servant George Rolle". East Hagginton was acquired by purchase, together with the lordship of the manor of Berrynarbor and the estate within it of Woolscott, shortly before 1810 from Rev. John Pine-Coffin by Joseph Davie Basset, the son and heir of John Davie of Orleigh by his wife Eleanor Basset, sister of the last in the male line of the Basset family, Col. Francis Basset of Heanton Court, Heanton Punchardon.

In 1803 Joseph Davie assumed the surname and arms of Basset, on succeeding to the Basset estates under the will of his uncle Col. Francis Basset. Joseph sold Orleigh in 1807 and built Watermouth Castle as his principal residence, adjacent to or within the estate of East Hagginton, rebuilt from the picturesquely sited Palladian house built by Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Clinton, 14th Baron Clinton, whose tenure in this location of Devon remains unexplained by available sources. Risdon, Tristram

Chapulineros de Oaxaca

Chapulineros de Oaxaca is a Mexican football team. They are nicknamed Los Chapulineros. Founded in 1983, the club is based in the state of Oaxaca and play home matches in the Estadio Independiente MRCI; the club has played in the Tercera División, Segunda División, the Liga de Ascenso but has yet to reach the top division. They are played in the Liga Premier Serie B but they won't get promoted to Ascenso MX due to its affiliate team. First kit evolution As of January 31, 2020Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Chapulineros de Oaxaca Reserve team that plays in the Liga TDP in the fifth level of the Mexican league system. Alan Cruz Jorge Bernal Cristian Mazzón Marco Antonio Sánchez Miguel Ángel Vargas Ángel Lemus Hugo Omar Sánchez José Luis Mendoza Ricardo Munguía Silvio Rudman Oaxaca Liga de Ascenso Segunda División Profesional Tercera División de México home page

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON was the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, from 1979 to 1983, on the platform of the National People’s Party, with President Shehu Shagari. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is the first Architect in Nigeria, he graduated from University of Washington in 1956 with BArch. Ekwueme was the Ide of the Oko kingdom in Anambra State, where his younger brother Prof Lazarus Ekwueme, reigns as the traditional ruler, he was honoured by the council of Traditional Rulers in the old Aguata as the Ide of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State comprising forty-four towns. He died at 10.00pm on Sunday 19 November 2017 at a London clinic. He had to be flown there after his relapse to a coma which he fell into as a result of his fall in his Enugu residence. Ekwueme started primary school at the St John's Anglican Central School, at Ekwulobia he proceeded to King's College, Lagos; as an awardee of the Fulbright Scholarship in the United States of America, He attended the University of Washington where he earned bachelor's degree in Architecture and city planning.

He obtained his master's degree in urban planning. Dr. Ekwueme earned degrees in sociology, history and law from the University of London, he proceeded to obtain a Ph. D. in Architecture from the University of Strathclyde, before gaining the BL degree from the Nigerian Law School. Ekwueme was a distinguished architect, he started his professional career as an Assistant Architect with a Seattle-based firm, Leo A. Daly and Associates, with the London based firm Nickson and Partners. On his return to Nigeria, he joined ESSO West Africa, overseeing the Construction and Maintenance department, he went on to create a successful private business with his firm - Ekwueme Associates and Town Planners, the first indigenous architectural firm in Nigeria. His practice flourished with 16 offices spread all over Nigeria and was wound up in preparation for Dr. Ekwueme assuming office as the first executive Vice President of Nigeria. Dr. Ekwueme had presided over the Nigerian Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria.

He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. Before Dr. Ekwueme gained national and international limelight as the Vice President of Nigeria in 1979, he was involved in the socio-economic development of his community. In addition to his many public service roles within his community, Dr. Ekwueme started an active Educational Trust Fund, responsible for sponsoring the education of several hundred youths to universities in Nigeria and abroad. Dr. Ekwueme was a member of the housing sub-committee of the Adebo Salaries and Wages Review Commission, he served for many years on the board of the Anambra State Housing Development Authority On the national front. Dr. Ekwueme participated in the Nigeria National Constitutional Conference in Abuja, where he served on the Committee on the Structure and Framework of the Constitution, his famous proposals at the NCC for a just and equitable power sharing in Nigeria based on the six geopolitical zones have now come to be accepted as necessary for maintaining a stable Nigerian polity.

Dr Ekwueme mobilized the group of 34 eminent Nigerians who risked their lives to stand up against the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha during the era of military rule in Nigeria. He was the founding Chairman of the ruling party in Nigeria and was the first Chairman of the party's Board of Trustees. Dr. Ekwueme was a prolific philanthropist, public servant, a man of peace, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Canada-based Forum of Federations. He was a member of the Economic Community of West African States Council of Elders. Dr. Ekwueme was leader of the team assembled by the National Democratic Institute for pre-election monitoring for the parliamentary election in Zimbabwe in 2000, he was the leader of the Organisation of Africa Unity observer team to the Tanzanian Presidential and Parliamentary election in 2000. Dr. Ekwueme co-led the 28 member NDI/Carter Centre sponsored Observer Team to the Liberian Presidential run-off election in 2005. Most Dr Ekwueme was called upon by the ruling party in Nigeria to head the Reconciliation Committee in the wake of intra-party discord and after the recent presidential election.

He was honoured with the Order of the Republic of Guinea and Nigeria, second highest national honours of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger. Dr. Ekwueme was the benefactor and Patron of the "Alex Ekwueme Foundation"; the Alex Ekwueme University, Ebonyi state was named after him on his death https://web.archive.org/web/20040924212931/http://www.nationalhonours-ng.org/ http://www.premiumtimesng.com/features-and-interviews/149627-interview-scuttled-obasanjos-election-1999-alex-ekwueme.html http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/june99/ekwueme.html http://www.alexekwueme.org https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/250014-former-vice-president-alex-ekwueme-dead.html