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Fiend (rapper)

Richard Jones, better known by his stage names Fiend or International Jones, is an American rapper and producer best known for his time spent with Master P's No Limit Records. Fiend was briefly signed to the label, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, is signed to Jet Life under Warner Bros. On November 14, 1995, Fiend released his first album, titled I Won't Be Denied, via independent label Big Boy Records. In 1997 Fiend signed to Master P's record label No Limit Records and he appeared on Master P's Ghetto D and Mia X's Unlady Like before releasing his second album and first for No Limit, There's One in Every Family, in 1998; the album peaked at No. 8 on number 1 on the Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums charts. In that year, Fiend appeared on Snoop Dogg's single "Woof". In 1999, Fiend released Street Life; the album peaked at no. 15 on the Billboard 200 and no. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Fiend left No Limit. In 1998 he married Carly Liber, known as Fiend. In the early 2000s Fiend disbanded from No Limit Records and started his own label titled Fiend Entertainment.

On August 22, 2000, Fiend released his third album and first independent album titled Can I Burn?. In 2000 Fiend became a signed artist at Ruff Ryders Entertainment and appeared on the label's third compilation album, Ryde or Die Vol. 3: In the "R" We Trust, before leaving in 2001. In 2000, Fiend and former No Limit label mate Mr. Serv-On collaborated on Three 6 Mafia's song "Touched Wit It", which led Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy J to do a group album with Fiend to form a new group titled Da Headbusaz. After the album, Fiend started his own label, Fiend Entertainment, released three more albums. On May 13, 2003, Fiend released his fourth album and second independent album titled Can I Burn? 2. On August 31, 2004, Fiend released his fifth album and third independent album titled Go Hard or Go Home, which charted at No. 55 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. On June 27, 2006, Fiend released his sixth album and fourth independent album titled The Addiction: Hope Is Near. On May 24, 2011, during an interview Fiend announced that he had signed to fellow New Orleans, Louisiana rapper Currensy's record label Jet Life Recordings.

Fiend joined Currensy's new group Jet Life and announced that he had completed a sequel to the album There's One in Every Family, titled There’s One in Every Family Pt. II. On July 10, 2015, Fiend released his eighth album, titled Street Aint Safe, Vol. 3, via Fiend Entertainment, Urbanlife Distribution. On August 21, 2015, Fiend released his ninth album and fifth independent album titled Heart of a Ghetto Boy: Volume 1 independently via Fiend Entertainment; when Snoop Dogg signed to No Limit and Snoop developed a friendship: "Snoop Dogg spending the night at the house on a regular basis." Said Fiend. He recalled a story wherein he and Snoop had been smoking cannabis and gone for a leisurely drive, they were too stoned to drive, so they pulled over on Interstate 10 and took a nap. Fiend said. Fiend produces music, having done production for songs on Jadakiss' Kiss tha Game Goodbye and former labelmate C-Murder's The Truest Shit I Ever Said. I Won't Be Denied There's One in Every Family Street Life Can I Burn?

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Garden Island (Ontario)

Garden Island is an island in the municipality of Frontenac Islands, Frontenac County, in Eastern Ontario, Canada. Part of the Thousand Islands, it is located in the St. Lawrence Seaway 2 miles south of Kingston, northwest of Wolfe Island, is 65 acres in size. From the mid-1830s to around 1914, Delino Dexter Calvin and his son, Hiram Augustus, operated a shipping and lumber operation based on the island. There was small industry consisting of timber transported to the island on ships and assembled into large rafts that were floated down the Saint Lawrence River to Quebec City for transport to Britain. Now somewhat of a ghost town, few remnants of the original village exist; the history of the former shipyard is the subject of an exhibit at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston. The geology of Garden Island is consistent with Wolfe Island and Howe Island as they are all part of the Township of Frontenac Islands; the bedrock of the island consists of metamorphic and igneous Precambrian rocks, which are part of the Frontenac Terrane of the Central Metasedimentary Belt.

This is consistent with a significant amount of the geology of Frontenac County. The metamorphic rocks, were deposited as sediments and consolidated into sedimentary rocks at least 950 million years ago; the combination of a deep burial of sedimentary rocks and the penetration of magma which resulted in igneous rocks. Erosion revealed the metamorphic and igneous rocks; the metamorphic rocks that are found in the area include: schist, amphibolites and marble. The igneous rocks found include: quartz monzonites, diorites, gabbro and andesite. About 500 million years ago, a shallow ocean deposited eroded sediment. Ending 10,000 years ago, the Wisconsinian glacier deposited the remaining overburden in the Frontenac Islands, including Garden Island. This, the last period of glaciation in North America, transported large amounts of eroded Paleozoic and Precambrian rock from the north and deposited over the bedrock surface; the mass of the ice from the glacier induced a downward force which enabled the Atlantic Ocean to flow inward creating what is called the Champlain Sea.

In 1844, Delino Dexter Calvin, an American businessman, rented space on Garden Island to conduct his timber exportation business as the location was ideal as it provided a sheltered bay for building rafts of timber and for access to retrieve the bound rafts. Further, it allowed Calvin to operate within the British system which enabled shipping to Great Britain. Vertically integrated, Calvin arranged shipment via company offices in Glasgow; the rafts were fastened together into units called "drams" that could be as large as one-half mile in length. In the early timber days, the rafts were powered either by sail or by the men using long oars known as "sweeps"; the men French-Canadians, would guide the rafts through the currents of the St. Lawrence to Quebec, a trip that could last over a month; the rafts would be guided by tug-boats. To subsidize timber activities and stabilize employment of his company men, Calvin started a lucrative shipbuilding business on Garden Island. In 1836, the first vessel was built for the 140-ton Queen Victoria.

In 1837, two more 140-ton ships were constructed, the Hannah Counter. In 1862, Calvin's company purchased the entire island. To conduct operations on the island, a small community of about 750 people resided on the island workers in Calvin's companies and their families; the island included three streets: Fancy Street and Blanchette Avenue. Houses were rented to workers and their families; as the island community grew, so did their needs. Garden Island soon included a butcher, baker and a general store that sold dairy farmed on an island dairy farm. In 1867 telegraph wires dotted the island, in 1890 the telephone arrived. Calvin was a generous benefactor to his employees, subsidizing a school, a library, post office, several fraternal societies: a Temperance society, an Orange Lodge and a Masonic Lodge; the library was referred to as a "Mechanics Institute" which carried over 6,000 books as a result of a Carnegie Endowment. The island was so self-contained. In the panic that ensued after a recession, rather than laying off employees, instead chose to reduce wages to maintain constant employment for all.

In keeping with his own person beliefs of abstention, the island embraced prohibition. As timber resources dwindled in the Great Lakes region, the mainstay of Calvin's business retreated similarly. By 1921, the population of Garden Island had dwindled to only four residents; the island's "village status" was renounced and it was placed under the Township of Wolfe Island. The island is owned today by descendants of Calvin; the ferry from Wolfe Island offered service to Garden Island until 1976. Garden Island, links. Garden Island shown off the North side of Wolfe Island in this 19th-century map: View of Garden Island harbor about 1900

National Club Football Association

The National Club Football Association is an association of collegiate American football teams. It manages the NCFA National Championship. NCFA teams are operated by student sports clubs rather than faculty, do not formally form part of a school's intercollegiate athletic program; the clubs can be based at any post-secondary college or university provided the institution in question agrees to recognize football as a club sport. In contrast the Intercollegiate Club Football Federation recognizes, in addition to the above, student clubs without official sponsorship and independent programs that combine students at multiple schools that would otherwise be unable to play college football. A number of clubs have membership in both the ICFF and NCFA in the midwest and south. From 2012 through 2015, the NCFA National Championship Game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, the site of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. From 2016 through 2019, the NCFA National Championship Game was held at West Family Stadium on the campus of West Liberty University in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Chehere: A Modern Day Classic

Chehere: A Modern Day Classic, is a 2015 psychological thriller Bollywood film written and directed by Rohit Kaushik. Chehere stands for "faces" in English; the film stars Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Gulshan Grover, Divya Dutta, Hrishita Bhatt, Aarya Babbar, Bob Brahmbhatt, Rakesh Bedi, Geeta Vij. Chehere released on 28 August 2015. Chehere is a period drama set in the 1950s that revolves around the life of a retired silent era actor played by Manisha Koirala; the actress in the film has a bitter relationship with a poet. There is clash of perspectives and what follows is mystery. Jackie Shroff Manisha Koirala Gulshan Grover Divya Dutta Hrishita Bhatt Aarya Babbar Bob Brahmbhatt Rakesh Bedi Geeta Vij Chehere: A Modern Day Classic on IMDb Chehere at SeekRed

2015 Hong Kong heavy metal in drinking water incidents

Samples of potable water in Hong Kong were found to contain excessive levels of heavy metals including lead and cadmium in 2015. Such discoveries of contamination caused widespread crisis within the city; the scandal began in June 2015 when the Democratic Party announced that testing of drinking water at Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon revealed lead contamination. The Hong Kong Housing Authority subsequently confirmed that the levels of lead exceeded the standard established by the World Health Organization. Since the initial discovery at Kai Tak, lead contamination of drinking water has been found at numerous other housing estates and public buildings across Hong Kong. Portable water, used in Hong Kong indicated high levels of heavy metal when it was tested; the heavy metals include nickel. The discovery was made in 2015 when the Democratic Party undertook the responsibility of testing the water, used at Kai Ching Estate. Hong Kong Housing Authority discovered the presence of heavy metal in the water, used was higher in comparison to the World Health Organization standards.

Since lead water pipes have been used in the past there are certain acceptable limits of lead occurrence in drinking water where Hong Kong standard limit is at 10 micrograms of lead per litre. Helena Wong, a member of the Democratic Party led to the exposure of the presence of high levels beyond the set standard of lead occurrence in domestic used water in an estate in Kowloon City; the source that resulted to high level of lead in the water was the illegal welding at the joints of the water pipes. After the discovery was made the government tried to shift the blame to the contractor but the contractor rejected the blame; the contractor claimed that his organisation was responsible for the installation of outside pipes thus didn't undertake the mandate to install the pipes inside the building. Lead is a toxicant that can cause irreversible health damage. Children are vulnerable to its effects. Due the historic usage of lead water pipes, many jurisdictions have legal limits on safety levels of lead content in drinking water.

Hong Kong standards limit the acceptable lead content of drinking water to 10 micrograms of lead per litre, the same standard as Europe, Taiwan and Singapore. For comparison, the United States allows 15 micrograms while Mainland China allows 10 micrograms per litre. On 5 July 2015 Democratic Party legislator Helena Wong exposed the lead contamination in tap water at Kai Ching Estate, a newly constructed public housing estate in Kowloon City. Samples had been sent for testing at one of the six laboratories authorised by the government. According to the Water Supplies Department, the public monopoly supplier of potable water, the contamination was caused by illegal soldering at the joints of water pipes. Government officials attempted to pass the blame onto a building contractor; the contractor in turn rejected the accusation, saying that he had installed outside piping and had no role in installing pipes inside the building to each apartment. He asserted that materials used by his firm were approved by the housing authorities, suggested the government may have not diligently checked the presence of prefabricated materials used in constructing other parts of the public housing projects.

On 13 July 2015, after being identified by the WSD as being accountable for pipe work of Kai Ching Estate, licensed plumber Lam Tak-sum refuted HA's accusation, saying he was only responsible for the pipes connecting the water mains to water tanks of blocks, that his scope excluded pipe work inside the flats and testing of water quality. However, Leung Chung-lap, assistant director of WSD, rebutted Lam's claim and said records showed that LP was responsible for the pipelines into flats. Public disquiet further intensified after the press and public discovered throughout the following months of more and more instances of lead contamination, including in schools and on other premises. Of the 11 public rental housing estates with lead in water identified as of 10 September 2015, six were built by Yau Lee Construction Company, two by China State Construction Engineering Limited, two by Paul Y Engineering, one by Shui on Group. However, the plumbing in public estates may be built by a subcontractor.

In the case of Kai Ching Estate where the scandal began, the plumbing contractor was the Ho Biu Kei Construction & Engineering Company. The head of Ho Biu Kei responded that the construction materials he used were approved by the authorities, that his company was only responsible for the plumbing on the outside of the building, not the plumbing in the flats; the interior plumbing comprises prefabricated components manufactured by Shenzhen Hailong Construction Products Co. Ltd. a subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering. On 25 September 2015 the Task Force on Excessive Lead in Drinking Water set up by the government released a preliminary finding that solder joints were the cause of the lead contamination, as asserted by the Water Supplies Department; the task force found that copper alloy fittings leach lead, but not to an excessive degree. Elemental analysis of solder from Kai Ching Estate found it comprises up to 41 per cent lead, or 585 times the British Standard of 0.07 per cent.

Helena Wong revealed in early November that Chief Secretary Carrie Lam and a Health Department official had separately asked Wong in July, shortly after she made her revelations, for the name of the laboratory that conducted the tests. Wong herself refused to identify the laboratory she mandated, added that laboratories had received queries from the government, leading to fears that the government was attempting end the affair by putting pressure on laboratories not to perform any further


H. Stern is a luxury jewelry brand; the company was founded in Brazil in 1945 by Hans Stern, whose son, Roberto Stern runs the company. H. Stern specialized in precious stones before moving to design focused jewelry; the family owned company does not disclose its sales but it has over 150 stores, located in Latin America, United States, Europe & Asia. The company is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where it controls the handmade production of all its jewelry; the first H. Stern store opened on the Rio de Janeiro docks in 1949, the point of arrival for international passengers on cruise ships. In the 1990s, under the direction of Hans’ eldest son Roberto Stern the President and Creative Director of the company, H. Stern went through an extensive restructuring process. In the product development area, the company started to observe and interpret behavioral and fashion trends, launched collections inspired by several celebrities such as musician Carlinhos Brown, artist Anna Bella Geiger, the stylist and cultural icon Diane von Fürstenberg, architect Oscar Niemeyer and the Grupo Corpo dance company from the state of Minas in Brazil.

One of the latest is a collection of rings inspired by the Disney and Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland. Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Sharon Stone and Catherine Zeta-Jones have all worn H. Stern's designs. Official Website Rockerring News