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Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I ice hockey; the Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003. The team shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale. and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union championship for amateur hockey in 1940. The Gophers are coached by Bob Motzko. Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four; the team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival. For much of the team's recent history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players.

This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from a handful in the 1950s to over 150 in 1980. Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent the most, he only recruited from Minnesota. According to records, the first intercollegiate hockey team at the University of Minnesota was organized in 1895 by Dr. H. A. Parkyn, a Toronto native who played on the school's football team. An early Minnesota team played the Winnipeg Seven at the now demolished Athletic Park in downtown Minneapolis, they lost 11–3. In 1900 George Northrup, Paul Joslyn, A. R. Gibbons headed a committee to create an official varsity hockey club at the U. Although there was some effort to get Northrop Field flooded, it was decided to play on Como Lake in St. Paul. Although the 1903 season saw the first scheduled organized competitions for Minnesota hockey this season would be the last organized hockey season for two decades.

In 1910 efforts were made to revive competition and outreach to the University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin, other members of the Big Ten Conference, but these plans never materialized. In January 1914 the Minnesota Board of Regents voted to fund a hockey team; however the University Athletic Board did not recognize this team as a varsity team. At this time, a number of fraternity squads existed and other intramural ice hockey competitions were taking place. Professor OS Zelner worked to organize some of this competition. There was some interest in women’s hockey competition. In 1920–1921, a hockey team again skated representing the University of Minnesota. W. Beaupre Eldredge of St. Paul, a student and club player at the time, was instrumental in organizing the team, promoting the team to the University Board of Regents to become an official varsity sport. For 1921–1922 season the University Athletic Board of Control decided to gave ice hockey varsity status on January 9, 1922, answering a petition organized by Merle "Frenchy" DeForest, the president of a new booster organization for the sport, which itself grew out of enthusiasm for hockey among the interfraternal league.

During this season, the team finished with a 7–3 record, led by head coach I. D. MacDonald and captain Chester “Chet” Bros. Other members of the 1921–22 team include center Paul Swanson and wingman Frank R. Pond, who were named captains for the following seasons, Swanson in 1922–23 and Pond in 1923–24. DeForest and Pond were all members of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, while Bros was a member of Delta Tau Delta. For the 1923 -- 1924 season Danish. During Iverson’s first season as coach the team attained a record of 13–1–0; the team played their games at Minneapolis Arena starting in 1924–1925 season. Such players as Chuck McCabe, Joel Brown, John H. Peterson were accorded All-American honors during this era. Iverson's coaching tenure culminated in Minnesota sharing the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association hockey championship with Yale. Following the 1929–1930 season Emil Iverson accepted a position as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks Frank Pond, former team captain, became coach in 1930 after the departure of Emil Iverson.

The team's Rookie of the Year award is named in his honor. During Romnes's second year, the NCAA sponsored the first Division I Men's hockey tournament. Minnesota did not qualify for the four team playoff during his coaching tenure. In the 1952 season, John Mariucci led the Gophers to the National Championship game, with a 23–6 record, after going 13–13 the year before. Mariucci was a driving force behind the philosophy of stacking the team with Minnesota talent. While other programs brought in older and bigger Canadian prospects, Mariucci believed in growing the game in Minnesota, from the ground up, he held coaching clinics, opened ice rinks in numerous Minnesota towns. This, combined with a sense of pride that the Gophers' roster was stacked with Minnesota talent, was monumental for Minnesota taking a real step forward in producing hockey talent. After coaching one season at Ohio State, Glen Sonmor became the head coach of the Gophers in 1966. Sonmor's Gophers started off finishing 8th, 5th, 5th in the WCHA during Sonmor's first 3 seasons behind the bench.

Things turned around for the Gophers in the 1969–70 season, as Sonmor led the team to its first WCHA Championship in 16 seasons, finishing with a 21–12–0 record. In the process, Sonmor was named the WCHA Coach of the Year; the following season, the Gophers ended a 10-year NCAA Tournament drough


Brasso is a metal polish designed to remove tarnish from brass, copper and stainless steel. It is available either directly as a liquid or as an impregnated wadding pad. Brasso originated in Britain in about 1905; because of the hydrocarbon components in the mixture it had a flash point of 72 °F and so was classed by railway companies as dangerous goods. This classification allowed the railway companies to charge more for distributing Brasso around the country. Reckitt's appealed to the companies asking for the polish to be recategorized in the hope of reducing costs, but the railways disagreed; as a result of this in 1913 the case was taken to Canal Commissioners for a decision. After a hearing lasting two days the commissioners decided in favour of the railway companies, Brasso remained classed as a dangerous substance for the purposes of railway transport. In the early 20thC Reckitt & Sons' senior traveller, W. H. Slack, visited the company's Australian branch. Samples from Australian and US producers were analysed by Reckitt's chemists, by 1920 liquid polish under the trademark "Brasso" was being sold to railways, hospitals and large shops.

The polish grew in popularity in Britain, becoming available replacing the previous paste-style polishes. It has undergone few changes in either composition or package design over the past century. Cans are collected as a typical example of classic British advertising design. In the US, the current Brasso product is not the same as the legacy product; the manufacturer, Reckitt Benckiser, has not produced the impregnated wadding version of the product for many years. The formula changed in 2008 to comply with US volatile organic compounds law, the metal bottle was replaced by a plastic one. In 2010, Brasso brought out Brasso Gadgetcare. Gadgetcare is a versatile, non-abrasive gel that can be used on everything from LCD TV screens, laptop screens, smart phones, PDAs; the plastic bottle is sold with a microfibre cloth. The label of Australian Brasso lists "Liquid Hydrocarbons 630g/L. However, the Australian version contains kaolin instead of silica for abrasives; the online data sheet for Brasso wadding in the UK lists the ingredients as C8-10 Alkane/Cycloalkane/Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Quartz, C14-18 and C16-18 unsaturated Fatty acids, Aqua, Ammonium Hydroxide and Iron Hydroxide.

Brasso liquid lists a different mix. Available are ingredients in a discontinued recipe for Brasso. Wadding: C8-10 Alkane/Cycloalkane/Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Ammonium Tallate and Colorant. Liquid: C8-10 Alkane/Cycloalkane/Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Quartz and Ammonium Tallate. Brasso can be used to polish out scratches in plastics: It is used to polish CDs, DVDs, pools to repair scratches, it is a mild solvent and an fine abrasive, so when applied to the reflective surface of the disc and rubbed radially, it can smooth scratches and reduce their effect. Brasso can be used on Lego minifigures to remove markings. Brasso has been used by watch enthusiasts to polish scratches out of acrylic crystals on watches. Brasso can be used to take minor heat marks out of French polished wooden surfaces; the fine abrasive allows the solvent into the wax and lacquer layer. The surface should be properly waxed after this treatment. Brasso has been used to restore Bakelite Silvo is a similar wadding product for polishing silver and gold, from the same manufacturer, in similar packaging, predominantly blue, rather than red.

The wadding itself is pink, rather than light brown. Brasso is more abrasive than Silvo, so while Silvo can be used for polishing brass, Brasso should not be used on silver or gold. List of cleaning products Brasso Gadgetcare Brasso Gadgetcare Videos Brasso Gadgetcare Review

Bill Evans (meteorologist)

William Howard "Bill" Evans is an American meteorologist and the former weatherman for WABC-TV, the ABC affiliate in New York City. Evans's broadcasting career began at the age of 13 in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi on WDAL Radio and WTOK-TV, he attended Mississippi State University, where he studied business administration, Jackson State University, where he studied meteorology. In 1985 the National Weather Service named him "Outstanding Meteorologist" for his forecasting and reporting during Hurricane Elena. Before coming to New York, Evans was meteorologist for WALA-TV in Mobile and was morning show host on WABB-FM, he held similar jobs in Dallas, as both meteorologist at WFAA-TV and morning show host for KHYI-FM. Evans was the Senior Meteorologist for Eyewitness News at Noon, he is now on WLNG Radio. Evans is a 15-time Emmy award winner for "Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Weather Broadcasting." He had been with WABC-TV since December 13, 1989. In 2016 Evans was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

For years he played himself in The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Evans has played Lumiere on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, he has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America. He appears on ESPN Sports Center and The Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM. Evans has appeared on the show "How Stuff Works" on the Discovery Channel and Live with Kelly and Ryan. Evans reports the weather for 95.5, WPLJ-FM and sister stations NASH FM 94.7 and 77WABC in New York City. On December 14, 2018, Evans and his wife Sandra Foschi purchased WLNG in New York. Evans helps raise funds for children's charities Babies Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement, the National Young Adult Institute, he hosts golf tournaments to raise funds for The Red Cross of New Jersey and Special Olympics of New York. Evans' first novel Category 7: The Biggest Storm in History, was co-written by Marianna Jameson. Evans promoted the work on a 2007 book tour; the story is about "weather folk" tracking a hurricane.

It comes out that the hurricane was directed artificially by a billionaire villain. Evans has gone on to release more novels in the "eco-thriller" genre, including "Frozen Fire", a sequel to "Category 7", "Dry Ice", "Blackmail Earth". Evans penned a weather book for kids entitled: "It's Raining Fish & Spiders". Evans, Bill. Category 7: The Biggest Storm in History. Forge Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-1735-3. Evans, Bill. Frozen Fire. Forge Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-2008-7. Evans, Bill. Dry Ice. Tor Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-2472-6. Evans, Bill. It's Raining Fish and Spiders. Forge Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-2132-9. Evans, Bill. Blackmail Earth. Tor Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-2783-3. Bill Evans of ABC News "Book Excerpt:'Category 7'". Good Morning America. ABC News. 11 July 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. – Chapter 1, first few pages "Bill Evans: Category 7 Blog". Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. – Evans' blog from the time of his Category 7 book tour

Witchcliffe, Western Australia

Witchcliffe is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia, located a few kilometres south of Margaret River on the Bussell Highway. The name originates from a cave in the area, Witchcliffe cave, recorded by a surveyor in 1900, it is believed the name was given by the Bussell family whose property, was established in the area in the 1850s. In 1924 the government extended the Flinders Bay Branch Railway to Witchcliffe; the siding was to be named Narawary but a post office existed at the site with the name Witchcliffe, having opened in 1923, so the siding was named Witchcliffe in 1925. Lots were surveyed and sold along the siding in 1924 and the townsite was gazetted in 1926; the town was built around the timber industry, with the Witchcliffe sawmill being built in 1922 just east of town for the W. A. Jarrah Forests Ltd, taken over by the Adelaide Timber company in 1929

SN 2007bi

SN 2007bi was an energetic supernova discovered early in 2007 by the international Nearby Supernova Factory based at the U. S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; the precursor star is estimated to have had 200 solar masses at the time of its formation and around 100 solar masses in its core when it went supernova. The explosion ejected more than 22 solar masses of silicon and other heavy elements into space during this supernova including more than 6 solar masses of radioactive nickel which caused the expanding gases to glow brightly for many months; the supernova has been described as an unambiguous fit for the pair-instability supernova model. SIMBAD data Gal-Yam, A.. "Supernova 2007bi as a pair-instability explosion", Nature, 462: 624–627, arXiv:1001.1156, Bibcode:2009Natur.462..624G, doi:10.1038/nature08579, PMID 19956255 Light curves and spectra on the Open Supernova Catalog New Scientist, "Death of rare giant star sheds light on cosmic past" Science Daily, "Superbright Supernova Is First of Its Kind" Keck Observatory, "First of its kind superbright supernova" Nature, "Full report submitted by scientists to the journal Nature" Weizmann Institute, "First hand description of the study"