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Martine Ouellet

Martine Ouellet is a Canadian engineer and politician who served as leader of the Bloc Québécois from 2017 to 2018. She is the former Minister of Natural Resources of Quebec from 2012 to 2014. Ouellet graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in 1992 and received an M. B. A from the HEC Montreal. Ouellet was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in a by-election on July 5, 2010, representing the electoral district of Vachon, standing as a candidate for Parti Québécois. After the 2012 election she was appointed as Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife. Ouellet contested the leadership of the Parti Québécois in 2015 and in 2016, she placed third both times. She was a member of the Parti Québécois from 2010 to 2017. On February 5, 2017, Ouellet announced her candidacy for the leadership of the federal Bloc Québécois. At the same time, she resigned from the Parti Québécois and sat in the National Assembly of Quebec as an independent, she stated that she will not seek to enter the federal House of Commons via a by-election, saying that she wants to "have a foot" in both Quebec City and Ottawa.

After being the only candidate in the race at the end of the nomination period, she was acclaimed as leader on March 18, 2017. Prior to her first election, Ouellet worked as an engineer for Hydro-Québec. Ouellet was the acclaimed candidate in the 2017 Bloc leadership election, became leader on 18 March 2017. Ouellet led the Bloc Québécois without having a seat in the House of Commons and has instead remained an independent MNA in the Quebec National Assembly. In June 2017, she faced a caucus revolt after her chief of staff, Louis-Philippe Dubois, leaked information to the media in an effort to discredit former interim leader Rhéal Fortin. Members of caucus suspected. Ouellet apologising to Fortin. On February 26, 2018, Gabriel Ste-Marie resigned as the Bloc's House Leader due to conflicts with Ouellet. In a tumultuous caucus meeting, seven of the Bloc's 10 MPs voiced their opposition to Ouellet's leadership, accusing her of having an authoritarian style and boycotted Question Period in order to express their dissent.

The previous week, Ouellet had given a speech to the Bloc's general council in which she complained that she had felt resistance to her leadership from caucus since becoming leader in 2017 and argued that the Bloc needs to emphasize Quebec independence rather than soft-pedal it. Fortin criticised her speech saying: "A leader who opens a general council by posing as a victim saying that she is a victim of leaks and resistance. For me, it’s not a speech worthy of a leader."The party's general council approved paying Ouellet a salary of $95,000 as, without a seat in the House of Commons, she was not eligible for a parliamentary leader's salary. It approved a supplementary payment, which would have resulted in a total salary of $200,000 once her term as a member of the Quebec National Assembly ends with the 2018 provincial election. Opposition to Ouellet came to a breaking point on February 28, 2018 when seven MPs quit the caucus to sit as independents citing Ouellet's alleged authoritarianism as their reason for leaving.

The defections left the Bloc with a caucus of three MPs. More than 20 ex-Bloc MPs, including former leader Gilles Duceppe, issued an open letter supporting the seven current MPs who had resigned from caucus and demanding Ouellet's resignation. After a lengthy meeting, the party's executive issued a statement supporting Ouellet's leadership but stating that the seven rebels could keep their Bloc Québécois memberships and would not be expelled from the party for quitting the caucus, inviting them to return to the caucus in the future. On June 3, 2018, Ouellet was defeated in a leadership review referendum of party members with 32% of voting in favour of her continued leadership and 67% opposed. In a media conference held the day after the results were announced, Ouellet blamed party president and MP Mario Beaulieu, Gilles Duceppe, the party's old guard for her defeat, accusing them of campaigning against her, announced that she was resigning as party leader effective June 11, 2018. Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

"Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours. National Assembly of Quebec. Martine Ouellet


Daniel Robert Middleton, known online as DanTDM, is a British YouTube personality and professional gamer. His online video channels have covered many video games the popular games Minecraft and Pokémon, his channel has been listed among the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom. In July 2015, he was listed as one of the most popular YouTubers in the world by viewership, he has set Guinness World Records for his gaming and presenting. In 2017, Middleton topped the Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars, earning $16.5 million in one year. As of February 2020, Middleton has over 16 billion views, around 22.5 million subscribers and has posted more than 3,400 videos. Daniel Middleton was born on 8 November 1991 in England as the elder of two siblings, his parents divorced. He attended the University of Northampton, started a YouTube channel in 2009 dedicated to Pokémon while at university, in which he called himself "PokemanDanLv45". In 2012, Middleton created a gaming channel, he changed his channel's name to TheDiamondMinecart // DanTDM, on 12 December 2016, to DanTDM.

He produces videos out of his home studio in Wellingborough. He released a graphic novel called Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal on 6 October 2016; the novel remained at the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover graphic books for eleven weeks. He was a featured guest at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and went on a book tour that included parts of the UK and a visit to New York City. In 2017, he embarked on a tour through the United States and Australia, his online video channel had focused on the popular game Minecraft, as of January 2020, he has allocated part of his channel to playing random video games, community Discord challenges and reaction videos. Daniel Middleton has a Minecraft Hardcore series, a big part of his channel, he streams it live on posts an edited version on his YouTube Channel. In 2017, he starred in a web series called DanTDM Creates a Big Scene starring himself and featuring other social media entertainers and actors; the series premiered on 7 April 2017 for YouTube Red, YouTube's subscription service, The show "follows DanTDM and his group of animated friends as they battle to keep their live show on the road". and ran for six episodes.

In June 2013, when his channel exceeded 100,000 subscribers, he posted a video revealing his face for the first time ever. Middleton married his girlfriend Jemma on 17 March 2013; the two have a son, born on 5 January 2020. The two are owners of two pugs and Ellie, they owned a foster pug named Peggy, who they had to put down. Guinness World Record for "Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of 2". and "Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League." Guinness World Record for "Most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel". Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in the category UK Favourite Tipster: 2015 and 2016 Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal Official DanTDM 2017 Diary and Activity Book: Lots of Things to Make and Do ISBN 978-1409171188 DanTDM's channel on YouTube

Patapsco station

Patapsco station is a Baltimore Light Rail station in Halethorpe, Maryland. The stop is located along Patapsco Avenue; the station serves as a hub for several MTA bus routes. Patapsco was the final stop along the line for a period from September 1992 until April 1993, when the line was extended to Linthicum; the station has 216 spaces for commuters. Patapasco station was the original northern terminus of the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, which connected to the Curtis Bay Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Bus routes 14, 17, 51, 77 lay over at the station. Route 16 passes through the station in both directions along its route. Schedules Station portal

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a New Mexico State Park located adjacent to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The Rio Grande Nature Center is a 38-acre urban wildlife preserve established in 1982. About two thirds of the grounds of the Park are set aside as habitat for wildlife; the remaining acreage contains a visitors center, two gardens, several wildlife viewing areas, an education building and a building housing the non-profit Wildlife Rescue, Inc. There are four constructed ponds which provide habitat for birds and other wildlife and which mimic wetland features of the historical flood plain of the Rio Grande. Visitors to the Rio Grande Nature Center may watch wildlife from viewing blinds overlooking two of the ponds as well as from feeding stations in the gardens and along the trails through the grounds of the Park. Visitors use the Park as a stepping off point for visiting the Rio Grande and surrounding riparian forest, or bosque, as it's locally known. A round-trip walk to the river and back on either of the loop trails associated with the Rio Grande Nature Center is about one-half mile from the parking lot.

Visitors may walk through the bosque north and south from the Park along most of its 20-mile length. Regular programming at the park includes: guided bird and nature walks, workshops, kids classes and three annual festivals. Thousands of students from around New Mexico visit the Park on field trips each year. Visitors from all over the world seek out the Park each year as both a birding hotspot and to experience the unique visitors center, designed by architect, Antoine Predock; the visitor center: "...acts as a unobtrusive ‘blind’ affording visitors discrete panoramic views of the wildfowl areas. Seen from the main approach, the berms and bunker-like perimeter structure of rough-formed concrete blend into the wooded environment. There is an element of ‘river-edge vernacular’ to the building. Upon entering, visitors become aware of the salient feature of both the preserve and the building: vertical, 8-foot-high, water-filled tubes encircle a sunken, ramped exhibit and viewing area. Light shimmers through these tubes from skylights to create an underwater effect.

The ramp descends physically and symbolically to allow views of the vast forage areas, the marshlands and a reverse-periscope underwater image of the pond. At each stage along the ramp, interpretive displays augment the views; the Park is home to many species of flora and fauna including, most prominently, the Rio Grande Cottonwood. Animals observed at the park include: over 300 species of birds. Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center volunteers are engaged in several different projects: restoration and gardening for wildlife, monitoring for aquatic insect and bird species, monthly water quality monitoring, educational work about the bosque ecosystem. Rio Grande Nature Center Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center

Dant, Oregon

Dant is an unincorporated community in Wasco County, in the U. S. state of Oregon. It lies along the west bank of the Deschutes River between the north border of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and the small city of Maupin, north of the Mutton Mountains. Dant is not on a numbered highway. Dant was named after Thomas Dant, president of Dant and Russell, a company that opened a perlite mine here in 1950; the Lady Frances, as the mine was called, had related infrastructure including a mill and a plant that made perlite acoustical tile. The mine was near a station named Frieda on the Oregon Trunk Railway, which ran through Deschutes Canyon; the station, dating to 1911, a Frieda Post Office that opened in 1950, were renamed in 1950 in honor of Dant. The mine has since closed; the Oregon Trunk Railway, which extended 150 miles from the Columbia River to Bend, was used by the Great Northern Railway and the Union Pacific. In 1909, the competing companies started building along opposite sides of the Deschutes but reached agreement to share the Great Northern tracks.

Other stations in the vicinity included Nena and Maupin to the north, Dixon and North Junction to the south