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Eddie Livingstone

Edward James Livingstone was a Canadian sports team owner and manager. He was the principal owner of the Toronto Shamrocks and the Toronto Blueshirts professional ice hockey clubs of the National Hockey Association, where his battles with his fellow owners led them to create the National Hockey League. Livingstone was born in Toronto, Ontario to David and Ruth Livingstone, the youngest of three children, he played junior and intermediate ice hockey with the St. George's Club in Toronto, before becoming an Ontario Hockey Association referee, he covered ice hockey for the Toronto Mail and Empire reporting on the games he refereed. Livingstone became manager of ice hockey and football at the Toronto Athletic Association; the club, formed after a split from the Toronto Amateur Athletic Club, competed in the Ontario Hockey Association and won the John Ross Robertson Trophy as senior ice hockey champions of Ontario in 1913 and 1914. His success in amateur hockey prompted Livingstone to make the jump to the professional game by buying the struggling Toronto Ontarios of the National Hockey Association.

During the 1914–15 season, the Ontarios traded in their orange sweaters for green and were renamed the Toronto Shamrocks. The team skated to a record of 7 wins and 13 losses, an improvement of three games over the 1913–14 campaign. During the 1914–15 season, on February 3, 1915, Sammy Lichtenhein's Montreal Wanderers were awarded a game by forfeit over the Shamrocks; the Shamrocks had told the league that they could not put a full team on the ice without George McNamara and Howard McNamara, who were at the bedside of their ill father. Livingstone asked for a postponement, but Lichtenhein refused and the league ruled the game forfeited. In a gesture of sportsmanship, Lichtenhein made an offer to reschedule the game and play the Shamrocks on March 6, 1915. Shortly after, with the Wanderers and Ottawa in a tight two-way race for the league championship, Livingstone demanded that Lichtenhein follow through on his offer to play the forfeited game. Lichtenhein was incensed and threatened to have Livingstone thrown out of the NHA.

The Wanderers and Ottawa ended the season tied for first place. The NHA executive met on March 4 and decided to recognize the forfeit and not order the Wanderers to play the Shamrocks. Instead, a two-game, total-goals series was scheduled between Montreal and Ottawa to determine the champion; the league rejected Lichtenhein's request to have Livingstone expelled from the NHA. Livingstone and Lichtenhein would continue to feud for years. At one meeting during the 1916–17 campaign, Lichtenhein grew so infuriated that he offered Livingstone $3,000 to abandon his team. Livingstone countered with a $5,000 bid for Lichtenhein to shut down his Wanderers. Before the 1915–16 season, Frank Robinson sold the Toronto Blueshirts — the NHA's other Toronto franchise — to Livingstone; the NHA did not want one owner to have two clubs in the league, Livingstone said that he would sell the Shamrocks. But Frank Patrick and Lester Patrick of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, who had accused the NHA of reneging on an agreement with their league, raided the Blueshirts and signed away most of the team's players.

To fill the holes in his lineup, Livingstone transferred Shamrocks players to the Blueshirts, but that left him with little to sell in the Shamrocks. When he had not sold the team by the November 20, 1915, deadline set by the league, the NHA seized the franchise and kept it dormant for the season. Before the season began, Livingstone argued with the owners of Arena Gardens over the terms for the use of their facility and threatened to move his team to Boston; the NHA said. During the 1915–16 season, Livingstone is credited with fielding the first two-line forward team in a game between Toronto and Ottawa; the 1916–17 campaign was a stormy one for the NHA. Canada intensified its contribution to World War I, a number of pro and amateur hockey players volunteered for military service; the 228th Battalion, CEF of the Canadian infantry formed a team in the NHA, taking the place of the suspended Toronto Shamrocks franchise and sharing Arena Gardens with the Blueshirts. Meanwhile, Livingstone lost several of his Blueshirts to the war effort: Harry Cameron, George McNamara, Howard McNamara, Percy LeSueur.

Keats had joined the 228th, Livingstone protested to the league about the loss of his star player. The two clubs reached an agreement where Keats was returned to the Blueshirts in exchange for the right to use LeSueur. Another of Livingstone's stars, Cy Denneny, had found full-time employment with the government in Ottawa and told the team that they could either trade him to Ottawa or he would sit out the season. Livingstone said that he would not accept anyone but Frank Nighbor in a trade, or Ottawa could buy Denneny for $1,800—more than double the NHA record for a player sale, he suspended Denneny in November for refusing to report. Livingstone offered to take goaltender Clint Benedict for Denneny, but that offer was rejected by Ottawa. Late in January 1917, it seemed that Livingstone had traded Denneny to the Montreal Wanderers for goaltender Billy Hague—Denneny signed an agreement with Montreal—but Livingstone backed out of the deal with his nemesis Sammy Lichtenhein. Livingstone capitulated and sold Denneny to Ottawa, but not before raising the ire of Tommy Gorman in Ottawa and Lichtenhein in Montreal.

On February 8, 1917, the 228th Battalion got its orders to proceed overseas and withdrew its teams from the OHA and the NHA. Three days NHA owners—at a meet

Jimmy Allan (footballer, born 1896)

Jimmy Allan was a Scottish football player and manager. He played for East Fife and Falkirk, managed Dundee United. Jimmy Allan was born in Cowdenbeath, Fife in 1896. Allan played junior football for Glencraig Celtic before going on to a brief playing career with East Fife and Falkirk, he played for Dundee's reserve team as a trialist. A part-time footballer, Allan was a professional sprinter, he became Dundee United manager in 1939. In his nine months with the club, he led them to their first national final, reaching the Emergency War Cup final only to lose to Rangers. Allan resigned in July 1940. Emergency War Cup Runner-up: 11939-40

Optical granulometry

Optical granulometry is the process of measuring the different grain sizes in a granular material, based on a photograph. Technology has been created to analyze a photograph and create statistics based on what the picture portrays; this information is vital in maintaining machinery in various trades worldwide. Mining companies can use optical granulometry to analyze inactive or moving rock to quantify the size of these fragments. Forestry companies can zero in on wood chip sizes without stopping the production process, minimize sizing errors. With more photoanalysis technologies being produced, mining companies have shown an increased interest in these types of systems because of their ability to maintain efficiency throughout the mining process. Companies are saving millions of dollars annually because of this new technology, are cutting back on maintenance costs on equipment. In order for optical granulometry to be successful, an accurate photo must be taken – under sufficient lighting, using proper technology – to obtain quantified results.

If these requirements are met, an image analysis system can be implemented. Software uses four basic steps in determining the average size of material: See the Wikipedia article on Photoanalysis to see how mining and agricultural companies are using this technology to improve quality control techniques. Particle-size distribution Grain size Granulometry Measurement of Blast Fragmentation: Proceedings of a Workshop Held Parallel With Fragblast-5, Montreal, 26–29 August 1996, by John A. Franklin, Takis Katsabanis, Published by Taylor & Francis, 1996, ISBN 90-5410-845-2 Free Web Application for Particle and Grain Analysis

Billings Volcanos (basketball)

The Billings Volcanos were an American basketball team based in Billings, Montana, a member of the Continental Basketball Association. From 1979-80, they were called the Hawaii Volcanos; the team name is spelled "Volcanos," though the proper plural spelling for volcano would be "volcanoes." The franchise began as the Hawaii Volcanos in 1979, placed in the CBA's North Division with the Anchorage Northern Knights, Rochester Zeniths and Maine Lumberjacks. They played the 1979-80 season at several venues, including the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, the Conroy Bowl at Schofield Barracks, the gymnasium at Kaimuki High School, two games at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. Led by former Wichita State star Bobby Wilson with 28.3 points per game, the Volcanos managed a 20-25 record: a fourth-place finish, but good enough to qualify for the conference finals against Anchorage. Due to the tremendous travel costs between the nation's 49th and 50th states, the Volcanos agreed to play the entire series in Anchorage.

After Hawaii won two of the first three games, the Knights stormed back to take the next two and the best-of-five series. With attendance disappointing and travel costs high, the Volcanos shifted to Billings, Montana for the 1980-81 campaign. Shifting their home games to the Yellowstone MetraPark in Billings, the Volcanos finished third in the Western Division with a 23-19 mark got revenge on Anchorage by knocking them off, two games to one, in the first round of the playoffs. Wilson again led the Volcanos in scoring with 28.8 points per game. In 1981-82, Billings won the West with a 32-14 record, topped Montana in the Western finals, three games to one, before losing to the Lancaster Lightning, four games to one, in the CBA finals. In 1982-83, Carl Nicks signed with the Volcanos after being released by the Utah Jazz. Despite Nicks' 26.2 points per game, Billings slipped to 20-24, third in the West, missed the playoffs. The franchise disbanded over the summer

Seth Airam

Seth Airam Vega Ramírez, known as Seth Airam or Airam, is a Spanish footballer who plays for SD Ejea on loan from Cádiz CF as a forward. Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Airam joined Cádiz CF on 16 April 2017, after finishing his formation with ADM Lorquí, he made his senior debut with the reserves seven days coming on as a second-half substitute for David Toro in a 3–1 División de Honor away win against CD Rota. Airam scored his first senior goals on 7 May 2017, netting a brace in a 4–1 away defeat of AD Cartaya, he made his first team debut the following 21 January, replacing Álvaro García in a 0–1 away loss against AD Alcorcón for the Segunda División championship. On 22 January 2020, after achieving two promotions with the B-team, Airam was loaned to Segunda División B side SD Ejea for six months. Seth Airam at BDFutbol Seth Airam profile at Cadistas1910 Seth Airam at La Preferente Seth Airam at Soccerway

Shirley Bear

Shirley Bear is a Tobique First Nation artist, traditional herbalist and activist. She is an original member of the Wabanaki language group of New Brunswick; the daughter of Susan Paul-Bear and Noel Bear Jr. she was born on the Negootgook reserve in New Brunswick, attended the Collège Maillet in Saint-Basile and went on to study photography and painting in New Hampshire. In 1968, she received a Ford Foundation fellowship, her work has appeared in exhibitions at the Clement Cormier Gallery in Moncton, at the Université Saint-Louis in Edmundston, as well as in group exhibitions in Canada and the United States. Her work is included in the collections of the National Indian Art Centre, the University of Moncton, the Canadian Museum of History's permanent collection. Many of her famous pieces, all held at the New Brunswick Art Bank, include Crane Woman, Abenaki Woman, Moose with a Woman's Spirit. In 1990, she was curator for a touring exhibition of art by native women, Changers: A Spiritual Renaissance.

She was the subject of a short National Film Board film Minqwon Minqwon by Catherine Martin, produced in 1990. Bear advocates for work to be done in attaining the peaceful existence that existed between men and women in North America before the arrival of the Europeans. Shirley Bear has been a longtime advocate for the rights of Indigenous women. In 1980, Bear became involved with the Tobique Women's Group, starting with activities at the Big Cove Reserve involving the unjust treatment of single mothers and housing. In the year, Bear was invited the Tobique Women's Group to participate in a meeting of Aboriginal women interested in establishing a political body that would represent Indigenous women from the Canadian province of New Brunswick. In 2002, she received the New Brunswick Arts Board's Excellence in the Arts Award. In 2011, she was named to the Order of Canada, her work includes a variety of anthologies, including The Color of Resistance: A Contemporary Collection of Writing by Aboriginal Women.

Some of her well-known books include: Nine Micmac Legends, Alden Nowlan. Some of her well-known pieces from Virgin Bones include: Freeport, Maine History Resource Material Baqwa'sun Wuli, Baqwa'sun September Morning Fragile Freedoms