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DoD News Channel

DoD News Channel was a television channel broadcasting military news and information for the 2.6 million members of the U. S. Armed Forces, it was available in the United States as a standalone television channel, or as part of programming on local PEG cable television channels. It could be viewed FTA in most Central and Western European countries, the Americas and most of Asia via satellite, globally via the Internet. DoD News Channel was free, in the public domain, accessible 24/7 to all U. S. cable and satellite providers. The channel was founded in 2004 as The Pentagon Channel. On July 8, 2014, The Pentagon Channel was rebranded as the DoD News Channel; the channel ceased operations on April 17, 2015. However, content will still be produced for the website The networks programming included Department of Defense news briefings, Military news, Interviews with top Defense officials, Short stories about the work of the United States military, Military Lifestyle programming; as The Pentagon Channel, the channel carried: RECON: A monthly half-hour informational television program providing an in-depth look on a variety of topics from real world operations, military events / history and other subjects highlighting the accomplishments of U.

S. military men and women. Around the Services: Daily half-hour program featuring military news from top Defense officials and the Military Services from around the world. Fit for Duty: Takes viewers through a high-energy 30-minute workout led by service members with expertise in fitness training; the show makes it simple to complete exercises demonstrated by the instructors. A military sports medicine physician offers tips for preventing injuries and avoiding career-ending accidents during each episode of the show. Downrange: The latest news from Iraq and Afghanistan affecting U. S. military members. Battleground: Every weekend, this series features historic films from World War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War; the Grill Sergeants: The Grill Sergeants teach audience members how to prepare food while the in-house Army jazz quartet “The Taste Buds,” play the show's score. This Week in the Pentagon: A weekly half hour update on the news coming out of the Pentagon, taking one topic each week and exploring it in-depth.

FNG: FNG is a half-hour lifestyle show featuring useful advice aimed at young troops new to the military. Viewers will learn about great low cost travel, assignments and more. Command Performance: Features military journalists talking with today's top entertainers for conversations with a uniquely military perspective. An updated revival of a 1940s radio program of the same name; the Pentagon Channel showed programming direct from the services such as, Freedom Journal Iraq, Freedom Watch Afghanistan, Army Newswatch, AFN Korea Nightly News, AFN Europe Report, Pacific Report, Eye on Nellis, The American Veteran, Air Force Space Today, In Step with Fort Riley and On Track with Ft. Hood, as well as live Department of Defense briefings and roundtables. With the change to DoD News Channel, most of the non-news programming was either dropped or de-emphasized. In April 2006, the Pentagon Channel launched its podcasting initiative; the Pentagon Channel offers 27 podcasts via the iTunes Store and its website.

The American Forces Press Service was the news service provided by the Defense Media Activity, part of the United States Department of Defense. It supplied news stories pertaining to the activities of the U. S. military around the world. The New York Times has described it as the Pentagon's "media branch" or "internal news service". AFPS was shuttered in a 2015 internal realignment of the Defense Media Activity and its reporting was merged with that of other DMA DOD-level production activities into a new organization named DOD News. DOD News was in turn shuttered during a 2018 internal realignment. DOD-level reporting of the type done by AFPS and DOD News reporters is now credited to AFPS, DOD News and reporting uses a modified version of Associated Press style. American Forces Network Official website Satellite distribution details

Harry Fox (sportsman)

Henry "Harry" Fox was an English businessman and adventurer. He played cricket and rugby for his county, began climbing mountains in the mid-1880s, he was part of the Fox family of Wellington and was a partner in the family business, Fox Brothers, a prominent textile manufacturer. Fox financed cricket and rugby in Somerset, he founded Wellington Rugby Football Club in 1874, was an administrator and captain of the Somerset Rugby Football Union. After retiring as a rugby player, he continued to take part as an umpire. In 1884 he started mountaineering, within two years he was well known in the mountain climbing community, a well-regarded alpine explorer. In 1888, he and William Frederick Donkin travelled to the Caucasus Mountains in the Russian Empire in a bid to be the first ones to climb Koshtan-Tau; the pair, along with their Swiss guides, died in an accident during the expedition. Henry Fox was born on 30 September 1856 as the second son of Mary Augusta, he was educated at Sherborne School. His family owned Fox Brothers.

In 1874, he founded Wellington Rugby Football Club. Three years he became the honorary secretary and captain of the Somerset county rugby football team upon its formation, he was captain in both 1877 and 1878, playing as a three-quarter back, remained secretary and treasurer until 1882. After retiring from the game, he continued as an umpire. Fox appeared in his final match in 1887, officiating the game between Yorkshire; as well as rugby, Fox played cricket for his county, first appearing for Somerset County Cricket Club in 1877 during a match against Wiltshire. He tended to play as a lower-order batsmen for the county, his highest score in county cricket was 42 runs, made against Kent in 1881, prior to Somerset's elevation to first-class status. In June 1882, he was part of the Somerset team that competed in first-class cricket for the first time, losing by an innings and 157 runs to Lancashire, he made two further first-class appearances that season, did not appear for Somerset again, due to business engagements.

In all, he scored sixteen runs in first-class matches for Somerset at an average of 2.66. After retiring as a player, Fox continued to provide financial support to the cricket club, remained a vice-president until his death. Fox was a keen mountaineer, he received training from William Woodman Graham and William Cecil Slingsby. According to an article in The Times, he was well regarded by his peers as "a climber of great skill and daring", he was a experienced alpine climber, climbed without guides, ascending Aiguille du Dru, Ober Gabelhorn amongst others in this fashion. With guides, he climbed some of the toughest mountains in the Alps, such as the Matterhorn and the Eiger. Fox left Wellington in late July 1888 for the Caucasus Mountains in the Russian Empire, joining up with William Frederick Donkin and Clinton Dent; the three were aiming to become the first climbers to scale Koshtan-Tau, one of the few mountains in the region yet to be scaled. The three started from Nalchik, though Dent was forced to return home due to ill-health, leaving Fox and Donkin to attempt the climb, along with two Swiss guides.

Their initial plan was to climb a glacier on the northern slopes of the mountain, make their final ascent on the western side. However, a rock wall on the western slopes prevented this, they changed their plans to attack the mountain from the east, they planned to meet up with their outfitter to the south-east of the mountain, but after they missed that meeting, a message was sent back to Dent reporting the climbers missing. The Times reported on 6 October that Donkin and Fox, along with their guides, had suffered a mountaineering accident that had led "to the certain loss of four lives". Multiple searches were carried out, including one on the direct order of Tsar Alexander III, but no evidence was found; the Russians did recover items from the climbers' base camp, including Fox's diary. Russian authorities for political reasons, claimed that the climbing party may have strayed into Svaneti and may have been murdered by the local population, who had rebelled against the Russians not long before.

In 1889, Dent and Douglas Freshfield led an expedition to search the area. Although they were unable to find any remains, they did discover a bivouac at around 14,000 feet on the Ullu-auz pass between two glaciers, they recovered a number of personal items from the camp, but found that light climbing gear – rope, ice axes and a camera – were missing. The search party concluded that Donkin and Fox had continued their climb, intending to return to the bivouac, but had fallen while navigating a narrow ridge higher up the mountain; such a fall would have been thousands of feet, the winter snow would have covered the climbers' bodies. So despite conducting a search of the valley floor, no bodies were recovered. For the purposes of his will, Fox's death was recorded as being "on or since the 30th August, 1888, at some place unknown." The value of his personal estate was just over £7,639. As he was not married and had no children, his estate was shared between his eldest brother, Charles Dillworth, his four sisters, Anna and Louisa.

A cricket pavilion was erected in his memory at Wellington Cricket Club in Somerset, a mountain in the Dawson Range in Canada was named Mount Fo

State crown

A state crown is the working crown worn or used by a monarch on recurring state occasions such as when opening Parliament in Britain, as opposed to the coronation crown with which they would be formally crowned. Some state crowns might however be used during parts of the coronation ceremony. In isolated cases, individual monarchs sometimes chose to use their state crown instead of the official coronation crown for the crowning, but those cases were exceptions rather than the norm; some states where there was no ceremonial coronation only had state crowns, or neither as in Belgium. The term state crown was used in the Kingdom of England and its successor Kingdom of Great Britain to describe the crowns of Kings Charles II and George I that were worn on occasions such as the State Opening of Parliament. While the crown of Charles no longer exists, the jewel-less frame of the State Crown of George I is still kept among the British Crown Jewels; because they were more in use, in contrast to a coronation crown, only worn once during each reign, state crowns were replaced due to wear and tear.

Because of its age and fragility, the State Crown of George I was replaced in 1838, the new replacement crown was instead called the Imperial State Crown, as was its replacement in 1937. The adjective'imperial' did not indicate that British Sovereigns were Emperors if rex in regno suo est imperator, but in medieval European tradition crowns with arches were called Imperial

1988 Japanese Grand Prix

The 1988 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Suzuka Circuit on 30 October 1988. It was the penultimate race of the 1988 season. On Honda's home track, the McLarens of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost filled the front row. Senna's pole time was 1.8 seconds slower than Gerhard Berger's 1987 time. Berger himself could only manage third on the grid, joined on the second row by Ivan Capelli in the aspirated March-Judd. On the third row were the two Lotus-Hondas of outgoing World Champion Nelson Piquet, suffering from a virus, home town favourite Satoru Nakajima, whose mother had died on the Friday morning. Lotus showed great faith in Nakajima by announcing that they had re-signed him for the 1989 season, despite the fact that they would have to use Judd engines after Honda's decision to supply McLaren exclusively. French driver Yannick Dalmas was declared medically unfit for the race and was replaced in the Larrousse team by Japan's Aguri Suzuki, on his way to winning the 1988 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship.

Suzuki qualified 20th on one place behind temporary teammate Philippe Alliot. Dalmas thought to have an ear infection that kept him out of both Japan and the final race in Australia, was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in the year; the all-McLaren front row was the 11th of the year. Prost led away from Capelli, while Senna stalled on the grid. However, Suzuka had the only sloping grid of the year and so the Brazilian was able to bump start his car into action, he had dropped to 14th place, but made a charge through the field, gaining six places by the end of the first lap and passing Riccardo Patrese, Thierry Boutsen, Alessandro Nannini and Michele Alboreto to run fourth on lap 4. Meanwhile, Derek Warwick and Nigel Mansell collided and had to pit for a puncture and a new nose cone while Capelli not only set the fastest lap but passed Berger –, troubled with fuel consumption problems – on lap 5 to move into second place. Alboreto spun out. On lap 14 the weather started to come into contention as rain began on parts of the circuit, benefiting Senna.

On lap 16 Capelli seized his chance to pass Prost for the lead, the first time a non-turbo car had led a Grand Prix since 1983. Prost had been slowed when Suzuki's Lola had spun at the chicane and got going again just as Prost and Capelli were braking for the tight right-left complex, he missed a gear coming out of the chicane thanks to a troublesome gearbox and was passed by the March, but Capelli's lead only lasted for a few hundred metres as the extra power of the Honda turbo engine allowed Prost to regain the lead going into the first turn. Capelli made several further attempts to overtake Prost before retiring three laps with electrical failure. Mansell's race lasted until lap 24. Piquet, still unwell with a virus and complaining of double vision, continued for another ten laps before retiring through fatigue. By Senna was catching Prost and with traffic, Prost's malfunctioning gearbox, a tricky wet and dry surface, conditions were favourable to the Brazilian. On lap 27, as they attempted to lap Andrea de Cesaris and Maurício Gugelmin, Senna managed to force his way through as Prost was delayed by de Cesaris's Rial.

Senna put in a succession of fast laps, breaking the former lap record and building a lead of over three seconds, despite being delayed while lapping Nakajima. With slick tyres on a track, now wet, Senna gestured for the race to be stopped; the race ran out its entire distance, with Senna finishing 13 seconds ahead of Prost. Boutsen took third place, whilst Berger recovered to fourth place after Alboreto held up Nannini, who had to settle for fifth. Patrese finished in sixth, Nakajima was 7th. With victory in the race, Senna clinched the World Championship. Due to the scoring system in 1988, Prost could only add three more points to his total if he won in Australia, which would give him 87 points in total. If Senna failed to score they would be equal on points, but Senna would still win the title, having taken more wins. Victory in Japan was Senna's eighth win of the season, which beat the record for total wins in a single season held by Jim Clark and Prost. Bold text indicates the World Champions.

Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Drivers could only count their best 11 results. Points accurate at final declaration of results; the Benettons were subsequently disqualified from the Belgian Grand Prix and their points reallocated

Antioch Community High School

Antioch Community High School, Antioch, or ACHS, is a public four-year high school located in Antioch, Illinois, a far north suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community High School District 117, which includes Lakes Community High School, a school that opened its doors and formed the district in 2004. ACHS was built in 1915 at 1133 Main Street. Though the original building was renovated in the late 1990s to make room for new facilities, it has undergone numerous additions and a name change throughout its history. ACHS was named Antioch Township High School when it was founded in 1915. In February 1926, voters approved $65,000 to build a two-story north wing to the existing high school, which served 184 students at the time. In 1953, the school was improved once again with the addition of a new wing expanding the school further north; the old gym was converted into an auditorium large enough to hold the 382 students enrolled at the time, a new gym was added, in addition to new classrooms and office space.

In November 1962, an addition was made to the west of the school. Science labs, a cafeteria, a library blocked the view of the original Antioch Township High School, renamed Antioch Community High School the following year. In 1972, additions where needed again to house the 1,377 students enrolled. Additions to the north wing added drivers ed. and fine arts facilities, a new gym, lockers, 24 classrooms, a commons area. But only 26 years the school underwent a major renovation to accommodate the population growth in the 1990s; the original building was razed in 1998 to pave the way for new additions. A third gymnasium was built in 2004. More than $16 million in renovations have been made since 2003; the current ACHS logo was created in the early 1970s by John O'Hara for the football squad. Other sports teams soon adopted the logo as their own, before long the image was used as a school wide symbol. According to the ACHS website: "The "A" in the center stands for Antioch and the circle surrounding it represents unity of the students and athletes who wear the symbol.

The arrow always faces forward, symbolizing the need to overcome obstacles. Two feathers below the arrow represent teamwork and working together to achieve success."There is no Native American tribe named "Sequoit" or any Native American word for that matter. Though the word "sequoit" has Native American origins, the story behind the name is a complicated and confusing one. Fred Willman explained in his in-depth book examining Illinois high school nicknames, "Why Mascots Have Tales", "The word Sequoit is a form of spelling of the Iroquois Indian word Sa-da-quoit, the name the Iroquois Indians gave to a stream that flows through Oneida County in New York state. In the Iroquois language, Sa-da-quoit means'smooth pebbles in the bed of a stream.' When white settlers moved into Oneida County, they modified the spelling and pronunciation of the stream to Sauquoit Creek."Antioch's first settlers and Thomas Gage, traveled west from the Oneida County, named the stream that ran past their land "Sequoit Creek" because it reminded them of Sauquoit Creek back home.

Many local businesses, ACHS sports teams, used "sequoit" in their names. In its early years, students would dress in Native American apparel and perform during half-time, but over time the performances died out; the Sequoit logo and spirit have remained intact throughout the ages though similar Native American inspired team names and mascots have been changed. Boys sports include baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and wrestling. Girls sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, softball, track and volleyball. Antioch's 2015 ACT composite score is 21.9, its graduation rate is 95 percent with 89 percent of seniors listed as college bound, the attendance rate is 93.2 percent. The average class size is 18.7 and the pupil-to-teacher ratio is 17 to 1. The staff's average teaching experience is 12.7 years. Antioch has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act, as of August 2007.

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1970 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa

The 1970 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of matches played between June and August 1970 in South Africa and Rhodesia by the All Blacks. It was one of the longest tours for the All Blacks, it begun with two exhibition matches in Australia. An Australian player, Jamie Hendrie, was called to replace the scrum half Sid Going who did not play on Sunday. For the All Blacks it was a comeback 10 years after the tour of 1960 when the New Zealand rugby union continued to exclude Maori and non-white players from the team in order to accommodate the South African apartheid laws; the New Zealand Rugby Union refused any other tours for the successive 10 years until New Zealand players of all backgrounds were given the status of "Honorary Whites" allowing them to participate in the 1970 tour under apartheid laws. Scores and results list All Blacks' points tally first