Samuel Shaw is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to the WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Dexter Lumis, he is known for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Samuel Shaw, where he is a former TNA Gut Check winner. He is known for his work in Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he was a two time Southern Tag Team Champion with fellow Gut Check winner Alex Silva while OVW acted as TNA's developmental territory. After training with Curtis Hughes at the WWA4 Wrestling School, Shaw made his professional wrestling debut on September 21, 2007 at World League Wrestling, where he teamed up with Tookie Tucker to defeat Marco Cordova and Otis Idol in a tag team match. Shaw lost to Bruce Santee on August 2009 at Full Impact Pro. On August 21, 2010, he took on VFX at Victory Pro Wrestling in a match for VPW New York State Championship and was part of a 23-Man Gold Rush Rumble and lost both matches. On May 18 Shaw teamed up with QT Marshall in a losing effort to The Briscoe Brothers for Ring of Honor Wrestling.
He has wrestled sporadically for Pro Wrestling Extreme. On April 18, 2009, Shaw debuted for Vintage Wrestling defeating Nooie Lee on his debut. Just over a month on May 30, Shaw defeated Glacier to become the first Vintage Heavyweight Champion. Over the months Shaw would defend his championship on multiple occasions against the likes of Tyson Tomko and Jesse Neal. Shaw would lose the championship to Thomas Marr on February 2, 2011. On April 17, Shaw would become a second time champion after winning the vacant Vintage Heavyweight Championship and would lose it to Jesse Neal on September 11. In 2011, Shaw participated in the King Of The State tournament and reached the finals before losing to Francisco Ciatso. On May 14, Shaw would win his third Vintage Heavyweight Championship by defeating Aaron Epic. On September 3, Shaw was part of a title vs title match where the Vintage Heavyweight Championship and the Vintage Internet Championship were on the line, Shaw won the match after Simon Sez was disqualified which meant the championship would not change hands.
He lost the Vintage Heavyweight Championship to Francisco Ciatso on June 6, 2012. His last match for the company took place a month in a fatal four-way match for the Vintage Heavyweight Championship which Milo Beasley won. On August 8, 2011, in his debut match for Florida Underground Wrestling, he took on Romeo Razel and Sideshow in a three-way match and won, this would lead to a shot at the FUW Heavyweight Champion, Bruce Santee, which Shaw lost. On June 28, 2012, he took on Wes Brisco FUW Cuban Heavyweight Championship, his last match for FUW came in the form of a win on June 30 against James Alexander. Shaw's first appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was on August 8, 2010 in Hardcore Justice as Lupus, Shaw attacked Tommy Dreamer in his match against Raven before he was attacked by special referee Mick Foley with a Mandible Claw. Shaw's first match for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling came on August 9, 2010, in a dark match against Jesse Neal which he lost. On the December 30 episode of TNA Impact!, Shaw accompanied Jeff Jarrett to the ring as part of his entourage in his $100,000 Double J MMA Challenge against Little Red.
In 2012, Shaw was a participant in the monthly Gut Check on IMPACT. Although his chances were nearly ruined after he was attacked by Aces & Eights, Shaw got a second chance the following week and was defeated by Doug Williams in his Gut Check match; the Gut Check judges were awarded Shaw a contract and a spot on the TNA roster. In actuality, Shaw was signed to a developmental contract. Shaw returned to Impact Wrestling on November 22. On January 12, 2013, Shaw appeared at TNA X-Travaganza, wrestling in a seven-man Xscape match, won by Christian York, that aired on April 5, 2013. On March 17, 2013, Shaw appeared at TNA Hardcore Justice 2 where he was part of a nine-man Hardcore Gauntlet Battle Royal, won by Shark Boy, that aired on July 5, 2013. Shaw returned on the May 23 edition of Impact Wrestling defeating Alex Silva to advance into the finals of the Bound for Glory Series tournament to face Jay Bradley at Slammiversary. Shaw lost to Bradley at Slammiversary. Shaw was assigned to TNA's developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, making his televised debut on October 13, 2012.
He began teaming with Alex Silva, forming a regular tag team over the coming weeks. On December 1, Shaw and Silva defeated Jessie Godderz and Rudy Switchblade to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship, they lost the title to Crimson and Jason Wayne on January 16, 2013. But regained the titles having their second reign on February 27, 2013. However, they lost the titles to The Coalition on April 3, 2013; the following week, Shaw was attacked backstage by the Coalition. Shaw would return to OVW TV on May 4 after revealing that he had been under the mask of the Coalition's Gillyman for several weeks and was put in a one-on-one match against Jason Wayne at the May 11 Saturday Night Special, he would have his in-ring return the following week one-on-one against Jessie Godderz. Shaw would continue his war with the Coalition in a victory over Jason Wayne at the May 11 Saturday Night Special and a victory over Crimson on the May 18 episode of OVW TV. On November 21 during Impact Wrestling: Turning Point, Shaw appeared in an at home interview with Christy Hemme.
During the interview, he asked to be called Samuel Shaw and portrayed a character similar to Patrick Bateman of the film and book American Psycho, as well as a ring attire similar to the clothes worn by Dexter Morgan. On the January 2, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling, Shaw made
TSS Rosstrevor was a steam turbine passenger and cargo vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1895 to 1923, the London and Scottish Railway from 1923 to 1926. She was built by William Denny and Brothers for the London and North Western Railway in 1895 and put on the Holyhead - Greenore route in succession to paddle steamer Earl Spencer, she was named after the townland in which the village of Rostrevor is located in County Down, Northern Ireland. On 2 March 1896 she was grounded at Carlingford Lough, she was refloated on 7 March and returned to service. In 1908, the TSS Rathmore replaced her on this route, her first class accommodation was removed and she was transferred to the Holyhead - Dublin service. She was scrapped in 1926
14335 Alexosipov, provisional designation 1981 RR3, is a stony Flora asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt 4 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by Soviet–Russian astronomer Nikolai Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnyj, on 3 September 1981; the asteroid was named after astronomer Alexandr Osipov. Alexosipov is a member of one of the largest groups of stony asteroids, it orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 1.8–2.7 AU once every 3 years and 4 months. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.21 and an inclination of 6° with respect to the ecliptic. The first astrometric observations were made at the discovering observatory in 1971, 10 years prior to its discovery. However, these observations were not used to extend the asteroid's observation arc. Alexosipov has been characterized as a common S-type asteroid by Pan-STARRS photometric survey. A rotational lightcurve of Alexosipov was obtained from photometric observations made by American astronomer Brian Skiff in October 2011.
It gave a well-defined rotation period of 7.18±0.01 hours with a low brightness variation of 0.10 in magnitude. A low brightness amplitude indicates that the body has a nearly spheroidal shape. According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's space-based Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Alexosipov measures 4.2 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.279, while the Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes an albedo of 0.24 – which derives from 8 Flora, the largest member and namesake of this orbital family – and calculates a diameter of 3.9 kilometers with an absolute magnitude of 14.2. This minor planet was named in memory of astronomer Alexandr Kuzmich Osipov, observer of artificial satellites, the Moon and comets at the Astronomical Observatory of Kyiv National University in Kiev, Ukraine, he is described as a skilled teacher for many generations of students. The approved naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 15 December 2005.152217 Akosipov, discovered 2005, is named for Aleksandr Osipov.
Astronomical Observatory, Kyiv Shevchenko National University Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 14335 Alexosipov at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 14335 Alexosipov at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters
Arnold Escher von der Linth was a Swiss geologist, the son of Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth. He made the first ascent of the Lauteraarhorn on 8 August 1842 together with Pierre Jean Édouard Desor and Christian Girard, guides Melchior Bannholzer and Jakob Leuthold, he studied geology and other sciences in Geneva, where one of his teachers was Nicolas Theodore de Saussure, in Berlin as a student of Leopold von Buch and Alexander von Humboldt. In 1856 he became professor of geology at the École Polytechnique in Zürich and established the Geological Institute there, his researches led him to be regarded as one of the founders of Swiss geology. With Bernhard Studer, he was the first to systematically explore the geology of the Swiss Alps and its neighboring regions. With Studer, he produced a acclaimed geological map of Switzerland. In particular, his scientific liaison with the Scottish geologist Roderick Murchison made him a contributor to the discovery of the Silurian system, the first systematic description of sedimentary rocks and their index fossils.
He was the author of Geologische Bemerkungen über das nordliche Vorarlberg und einige angrenzenden Gegenden, published at Zürich in 1853
The Tunnel and Reservoir Plan is a large civil engineering project that aims to reduce flooding in the metropolitan Chicago area, to reduce the harmful effects of flushing raw sewage into Lake Michigan by diverting storm water and sewage into temporary holding reservoirs. The megaproject is one of the largest civil engineering projects undertaken in terms of scope and timeframe. Commissioned in the mid-1970s, the project is managed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Completion of the system is not anticipated until 2029, but substantial portions of the system have opened and are operational. Across 30 years of construction, over $3 billion has been spent on the project; the Deep Tunnel Project is the latest in a series of civil engineering projects dating back to 1834. Many of the problems experienced by the city of Chicago are directly related to its low level topography and the fact that the city is built upon marsh or wet prairie; this combined with a temperate wet climate and the human development of open land, leads to substantial water runoff.
Lake Michigan was ineffective in carrying sewage away from the city, in the event of a rainstorm, the water pumps that provided drinking water to Chicagoans became contaminated with sewage. Though no epidemics were caused by this system, it soon became clear that the sewage system needed to be diverted to flow away from Lake Michigan in order to handle an increasing population's sanitation needs; the Illinois and Michigan Canal was built from 1836 to 1848 to divert some sewage water from the Chicago River. In 1900, to improve general health standards, the flow of the main branch of the Chicago River was reversed to drain water from Lake Michigan, as opposed to having the river flow into Lake Michigan; this further improved the sanitation of Lake Michigan, helped to prevent further waterborne epidemic scares. Between 1864 and 1867, under the leadership of Ellis S. Chesbrough, the city built the two-mile Chicago lake tunnel to a new water intake location further from the shore. Crews began from the shore, tunneling in two shifts a day.
Clay and earth were drawn away by mule-drawn railcars. Masons lined the five-foot-diameter tunnel with two layers of brick; the lake and shore crews met in November 1866, less than seven inches out of alignment. A second tunnel was added in 1874; the construction of the Sanitary and Ship Canal, enlargements to the North Shore Channel, the construction of the Cal-Sag Channel, the construction of locks at the mouth of the Chicago River brought further improvements to the sanitary issues of the time. These projects blocked further amounts of sewage from draining into Lake Michigan; the projects brought fresh lake water to inland waterways to further dilute sewage, in the waterways. Surrounding farmland engaged in flood control projects; the Illinois Farm Drainage Act of 1879 established drainage districts. These districts were named for the basin they drained—for example, the Fox River Drainage District. After World War II, suburban communities began to realize the benefits of separating stormwater from sewage water and began to construct separate sewer and storm drainage lines.
The primary benefit of wastestream separation is that storm water requires less treatment than sewage before being returned to the environment. Flood damage grew markedly after 1938, when surrounding natural drainage areas were lost to development and human activity. Serious flooding has occurred in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1849, 1855, 1885, 1938, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1973, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1996, 2007, 2008—but most record-setting crests occurred after 1948. In the 1960s, the concept of Deep Tunnel was studied and recommended as a solution to continuing flooding issues. Phase 1, the creation of 109.4 miles of drainage tunnels ranging from 9 to 33 feet in diameter, up to 350 feet underground, was adopted in 1972, commenced in 1975, completed and operational by 2006. Phase 2, creation of reservoirs intended for flood control, remains underway with an expected completion date of 2029. Up to 2.3 billion US gallons of sewage can be stored and held in the tunnels themselves while awaiting processing at sewage treatment plants, which release treated water into the Calumet and Des Plaines rivers.
Additional sewage is stored at the 7.9-billion-US-gallon Thornton Composite Reservoir, the 350-million-US-gallon Gloria Alitto Majewski Reservoir near O'Hare International Airport. The 3.5-billion-US-gallon McCook Reservoir was completed in 2017 and will be expanded to 10 billion US gallons by 2029. Because the reservoirs are decommissioned quarries, construction has been delayed by decreased demand for the quarried gravel. Upon completion, the TARP system will have a storage capacity of 17.5 billion US gallons. Severe weather events have forced water management agencies to pump excess wastewater into the lake and river in order to prevent flooding; these incidents have decreased in frequency as more of the Deep Tunnel system has become operational. Long considered an open sewer, the Chicago River now hosts more than 50 species of fish and increased wildlife along its shores. Substantial development is occurring along many portions of the riverfront. Canoeing is once again allowed on the waterway, but swimming is still prohibited due to high pollution levels.
On October 3, 1986, a heavy thunderstorm drenched the southern portion of the Deep Tunnel area with several inches of rain
Edward Bighead is a fictional character in the cartoon series Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name. Mr. Bighead, a middle-aged anthropomorphic cane toad, lives next door to the main character of the show, whom he vehemently dislikes. In the television show, he is voiced by Charles Adler. Joe Murray, the creator of Rocko's Modern Life, said that he based the Bigheads on a group of neighbors who lived next door to Murray during his childhood. Murray described the neighbors as "grumpy and pissed about everything." The general concept involving characters with large heads originated from a comic, written by Murray, named "Rizzo the Art Director." Ed Bighead is an employee at a large corporation. He is cold, evil and has a terrible temper, he dislikes Rocko and his friends, Heffer Wolfe and Filburt. He yells at anyone he sees, grumbles bitterly under his breath at any situation he finds slightly troubling. In the original television show, Ed works at the largest company in town.
He has worked at Conglom-O since at least 1961, yet despite his long tenure, his "slimy boss" Mr. Dupette, has never promoted him into a permanent position in the top echelons of the company. While his actual job at Conglom-O varies throughout the course of the show, he seems to be stuck in middle management roles that cause him a great deal of stress, he has been shown as a lowly worker to being an executive of sorts. In the episode Teed Off, Ed states his current job at Conglom-O is "Checking the bottle caps on all the bottles." And agrees to lose a round of golf to Mr. Dupette in order to get a promotion to "Put" the bottle caps on the bottles, a prospect that seems thrilling to him. In the seasons of the show, his character is fleshed out more, he is shown to display, at times, genuine affection for Rocko and his friends, but is grouchy towards them. However, in Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, he became to be on better terms with Rocko when they helped save O-town. In the comic book, Ed Bighead works for a similar company headed by a white elephant named Donald Frump.
Ed is the husband of Bev Bighead, Bev is the only character in the series that can turn Ed from mean to downright terrified. They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in “I Have No Son”. Bev has the strength to stand up to Ed, this makes her quite a powerful figure. Indeed, she is the most powerful figure for Ed, because anyone else who Ed torments never does anything to stop it. Therefore, the other characters Rocko, are always under his control, he is disliked by many, but appears to not be bothered by this. He had an estranged relationship with his son Ralph, who created a show called "The Fatheads,", loosely based off his parents. Ralph becomes a cartoonist instead of following Ed's footsteps at Conglom-O, which caused Ed to deny he had a son; the two of them reconciled after Rocko and Filburt contact him about his parents’ 30th anniversary. They both renconcile at the end. Ralph came out as transgender under the name Rachel in Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and although Ed wasn't accepting at first, he accepted the transition.
Ed played the role of an antagonist, or the bully. In episodes that he starred in, he: Destroys Rocko's valuable baseball Tries to have Rocko's house condemned Spreads rumors around town to stop anyone from going to Rocko's Christmas Party Deprives Bev of the attention she deserves Serves as the antagonist in Rocko's pursuit of recycling Creates a beach parking lot, Rocko's driveway Tortures Rocko while sleepwalking as a pirate Attempts to ruin Rocko and Heffer's winter vacation Runs against Rocko in the town dog catcher elections, spreading a vicious smear campaign to harm his neighbor's public image. Ed won. Despite his constant bad luck, there have been episodes where he's come out on top or at least shown having moderately good luck: Magic Meatball: After getting a magic meatball as a gag gift for a promotion, he uses the meatball to work his way up and up the company ladder getting an office with a view of the entire earth. Sailing the Seven Zzzz's: At the end of the episode, despite having put Rocko and Filburt through hell, we see him sleeping peacefully with Spunky's chew toy, with a big smile on his face and his childhood trauma over.
Closet Clown: After confessing his secret to Bev and the others, he finds everyone's accepting of him being a clown, although they're less than acceptive of Rocko's admission that he "likes rainbows" leading to Ed, Dr. Hutchison chasing Rocko. Teed Off: Ed is offered a promotion if he lets Mr. Dupette win at a game of golf. Ed is aware that the game is rigged in his boss' favor while Mr. Dupette is oblivious to it being rigged for him. Heffer, working at the course, discovers the game is fixed and decides to help Ed. Though Ed doesn't get the promotion, he wins the game. In the comic book chapters, Ed: Expels Rocko and Heffer from a company party on several occasions, despite the fact that the rest of