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Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson was an author and composer. He designed Continental paper money, the first United States coin, early versions of the American flag, he was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, as a delegate from New Jersey. He served in various roles in the early United States government including as a member of the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the Navy Board, he became the first federal judge of the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania on September 30, 1789. Born on October 2, 1737, September 21, 1737 in Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, British America, Hopkinson received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1757 from the College of Philadelphia and an Artium Magister degree in 1760 from the same institution, he was the first native American composer of a secular song in 1759. He was Secretary of a Commission of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania which made a treaty between the Province and certain Indian tribes in 1761, he entered private practice in Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania from 1761 to 1766.

He was Collector of Customs in Salem, Province of New Jersey in 1763. Hopkinson spent from May 1766 to August 1767 in England in hopes of becoming Commissioner of Customs for North America. Although unsuccessful, he spent time with the future Prime Minister Lord North, Hopkinson's cousin James Johnson and the painter Benjamin West, he was a merchant in Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, who sold varieties of fabric and port wine, starting in 1768. He was Collector of Customs for New Castle, Delaware Colony from 1772 to 1773, he resumed private practice in Bordentown from 1773 to 1774. He was a member of the New Jersey Provincial Council from 1774 to 1776, he was a member of the Executive Council of New Jersey from January 13, 1775, to November 15, 1775. He was admitted to practice before the bar of the Supreme Court of New Jersey on May 8, 1775, he declined the office. He was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress from June 22, 1776, to November 30, 1776, he was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

He was a member of the Navy Board in Philadelphia from 1776 to 1777. He was Treasurer for the Continental Loan Office in Philadelphia from 1778 to 1781, he was Judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania from 1779 to 1789. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Convention. Hopkinson was nominated by President George Washington on September 24, 1789, to the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 1789, received his commission the same day, his service terminated on May 9, 1791, due to his death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of a sudden apoplectic seizure. He was interred in Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia. Hopkinson was the son of Mary Johnson Hopkinson, he married Ann Borden on September 1, 1768. They would have five children, he was the father of Joseph Hopkinson, a member of the United States House of Representatives and became a federal judge. Hopkinson wrote political satires in the form of poems and pamphlets.

Some were circulated, powerfully assisted in arousing and fostering the spirit of political independence that issued in the American Revolution. His principal writings are A Pretty Story... a satire about King George, The Prophecy, The Political Catechism. Other notable essays are "Typographical Method of conducting a Quarrel", "Essay on White Washing", "Modern Learning". Many of his writings can be found in Miscellaneous Essays and Occasional Writings, published at Philadelphia in three volumes in 1792. Hopkinson began to play the harpsichord at age seventeen and, during the 1750s, hand-copied arias and instrumental pieces by many European composers, he is credited as being the first American born composer to commit a composition to paper with his 1759 composition "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free." By the 1760s he was good enough on the harpsichord to play with professional musicians in concerts. Some of his more notable songs include "The Treaty", "The Battle of the Kegs", "The New Roof, a song for Federal Mechanics".

He played organ at Philadelphia's Christ Church and composed or edited a number of hymns and psalms including: "A Collection of Psalm Tunes with a few Anthems and Hymns Some of them Entirely New, for the Use of the United Churches of Christ Church and St. Peter's Church in Philadelphia", "A psalm of thanksgiving, Adapted to the Solemnity of Easter: To be performed on Sunday, the 30th of March, 1766, at Christ Church, Philadelphia", "The Psalms of David, with the Ten Commandments, Lord's Prayer, &c. in Metre". In the 1780s, Hopkinson modified a glass harmonica to be played with a keyboard and invented the Bellarmonic, an instrument that utilized the tones of metal balls. At his alma mater, University of Pennsylvania, one of the buildings in the Fisher-Hassenfeld College House is named after him; the Miscellaneous Essays and Occasional Writings of Francis Hopkinson, Esq Printed by T. Dobson, 1792. Available via Google Books: Volume I, Volume II, Volume III Judgments in the Admiralty of Pennsylvania in four suits Printed at T. Dobson and T. Lang, 1789.

Available via Google Books A Pretty Story Written in the Year of Our Lord 1774. Printed by John Dunlap, 1774. Available via Google Books Collection of Plain Tunes with a Few from Anthems and Hymns. Printed by Benjamin Carr, 1763. Temple of Minerva. Prin

Darrell Stuckey

Darrell Stuckey, Jr. is a former American football safety. He played college football at the University of Kansas. Stuckey was an All-Big 12 First Team selection in 2008 and was considered one of the top safeties available in the 2010 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Stuckey attended Washington High School in Kansas. In his sophomore season in 2007, Stuckey started all 13 games at safety and was fourth on the team in tackles with 72. In his junior season in 2008, Stuckey ranked second on the team in tackles with 98, the most by a Jayhawk defensive back since Tony Stubbs in 2003, he led the team with five interceptions. In November 2009, he was named one of the twelve semifinalists for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award. On June 10, 2010, he was named the Big 12 Sportsman of the Year for 2009-10. Stuckey’s 295 career tackles at Kansas were second-most all time among Jayhawks defensive backs. Only former NFL great Leroy Irvin had more; as a junior, Stuckey tallied 93 tackles and became the Jayhawks’ first non-linebacker to lead the team in tackles since 2000.

Stuckey was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In addition to his tackle totals in 2012, Stuckey led the NFL with six punts downed inside the 20, while forcing a team-high two fumbles, recovering an onside kick and tallying six tackles inside the 20; the 2012 season was no exception as for the second year in a row, Stuckey tied for the team lead with 12 special teams stops. He did so despite ending the season on injured reserve and not playing in the team’s final three games, his total of 24 special teams tackles over those two seasons is tied for eighth-most in the NFL, all but one of the players with more have played in the full 32 games, while Stuckey played in just 26. The 2013 season saw, he played all 16 games, recovering 2 fumbles. He re-signed with the Chargers on March 2014, keeping him in San Diego on a multi-year deal. For the 2014 season Stuckey was voted. Against the Seahawks, Stuckey recovered a fumble from Percy Harvin, helping the Chargers to win the game.

In the Patriots game, Stuckey recovered a fumble forced by Jahleel Addae and returned it for his first NFL touchdown. Stuckey put up career-high stats of 27 tackles, 2 passes defended, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 touchdown, leading him to his first Pro Bowl. For the fourth consecutive year in 2015, Stuckey was voted the Chargers' special teams captain. On August 4, 2017, Stuckey was released by the Chargers after failing his physical. Stuckey married Lacie Stuckey Reed, a former manager for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team and the older sister of former Jayhawks guard Tyrel Reed, on Saturday, April 9, 2011. On February 13, 2013, the couple welcomed a baby boy named Jayton James Stuckey. Stuckey is one of the Chargers’ most-active players in the community; as a student at Kansas, he was not only one of the school’s most talented athletes, but one of its most popular and academically gifted. Raised by a single mother, Michele Foulks, Stuckey graduated in four years and was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

He was one of the Jayhawks’ most active participants in student government and community service. Stuckey enjoys delivering motivational speeches and volunteers to lend a helping hand with community projects in San Diego. Stuckey is a Christian. Stuckey established "Living4One", an organization to "help people discover that they were created to influence the world in a positive way" through living for Jesus. Los Angeles Chargers bio Kansas Jayhawks bio

Deadstick landing

A deadstick landing called a dead-stick landing, is a type of forced landing when an aircraft loses all of its propulsive power and is forced to land. The "stick" does not refer to the flight controls, which in most aircraft are either or functional without engine power, but to the traditional wooden propeller, which without power would just be a "dead stick"; when a pilot makes an emergency landing of an aircraft that has some or all of its propulsive power still available, the procedure is known as a precautionary landing. All fixed-wing aircraft have some capability to glide with no engine power. For example, with a glide ratio of 15:1, a Boeing 747-200 can glide for 150 kilometres from a cruising altitude of 10,000 metres. After a loss of power, the pilot’s goal is to maintain a safe airspeed and fly the descending aircraft to the most suitable landing spot within gliding distance land with the least amount of damage possible; the area open for potential landing sites depends on the original altitude, local terrain, the engine-out gliding capabilities of the aircraft, original airspeed and winds at various altitudes.

Part of learning to fly a fixed-wing aircraft is demonstrating the ability to fly safely without an engine until prepared to make a landing. Gliders, unless they have an auxiliary motor, do all their flying without power, a trained pilot can touch down on any spot he or she picks from the air; the success of the deadstick landing depends on the availability of suitable landing areas. A competent pilot gliding a light, slow plane to a flat field or runway should result in an otherwise normal landing, since the maneuver is not difficult, requiring only strict attention and good judgement concerning speed and height. A heavier, faster aircraft or a plane gliding into mountains and/or trees could result in substantial damage. With helicopters, a forced landing involves autorotation, since the helicopter glides by allowing its rotor to spin during the descent thus generating lift; when a single engine aircraft suffers an engine failure, it must do a dead-stick landing. A danger comes from the pilot subsequently allowing a critical loss of airspeed, which will result in excessively fast loss of altitude and, when poorly handled, loss of control.

The instinct to "stretch the glide" by pulling the nose up beyond its optimum point will make the aircraft sink faster. Should the engine power be lost shortly after takeoff, the pilot must evaluate their options: attempting a low-altitude turn back to the airport might be dangerous; this "impossible turn" has killed many pilots because it likely will result in a crash whereas a landing straight ahead would be survivable. Pilatus Aircraft established the procedures following an engine failure in a PC-12 after flight tests: the turn-back procedure necessitates a 370 m altitude in visual meteorological conditions and 760 m in instrument meteorological conditions. At a 15° bank angle, the maneuver takes 161 s. results in a 720 m loss of altitude and a 1,540 m turn radius while at 45° it takes 46 s. with a turn radius of 440 m and loses 306 m. The flaps take 30 s. to extend to 40° and the landing gear 12 s. Its "glide envelope" assumes an overall glidepath angle of 4.5° in a clean configuration, the propeller feathered and a best glide speed of 211 km/h indicated airspeed.

There have been several well-known instances of large jet airliners executing a deadstick landing. The "Gimli Glider", 23 July 1983: An Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel en route from Montreal to Edmonton; the plane had insufficient glide range to complete a diversion to Winnipeg, but the crew managed to make a successful dead stick landing at a former airfield at Gimli, where a drag racing event was underway on what was the runway. TACA Flight 110, 24 May 1988: A Boeing 737-300 traveling from Belize City, Belize to New Orleans, United States that lost power in both engines, but made a successful unpowered landing on a grass levee at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in the Michoud area of eastern New Orleans. Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751, 27 December 1991: Both engines in the McDonnell Douglas MD-81 were destroyed by ice on the wings, sucked into the engines, it crash-landed tail-first on a frozen field with trees. Hapag-Lloyd Flight 3378, 12 July 2000: An Airbus A310 en route from Greece to Germany experienced a landing gear problem and subsequent fuel depletion, resulting in a deadstick landing in Vienna.

Air Transat Flight 236, 24 August 2001: An Air Transat Airbus A330 ran out of fuel while flying across the North Atlantic, from Toronto to Lisbon. The crew glided the aircraft over 160 kilometres and made a deadstick landing at a military air base in the Azores. US Airways Flight 1549, 15 January 2009: An Airbus A320 en route from New York City's LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina that lost both engines when it struck a flock of Canada geese on take-off and ditched in the Hudson River adjacent to Manhattan with no loss of human life. Emergency landing Hard landing Space Shuttle Gliding List of airline flights that required gliding

Time Pilot

Time Pilot is a multidirectional shooter designed by Yoshiki Okamoto and released in arcades by Konami in 1982. It was distributed in the United States by Centuri. While engaging in aerial combat, the player-controlled jet flies across open airspace that scrolls indefinitely in all directions; each level is themed to a different time period. Home ports for the Atari 2600, MSX, ColecoVision were released in 1983. A top-down sequel, Time Pilot'84, was released in arcades in 1984, it instead takes place over a futuristic landscape. Players assume the role of a pilot of a futuristic fighter jet trying to rescue fellow pilots trapped in different time eras. In each level, players battle enemy aircraft and a stronger aircraft. Players' fighter jet is in the center of the screen at all times. Players battle a mothership of the time period they are in. Parachuting pilots will appear and award players points if collected. According to his account, Yoshiki Okamoto's proposal for Time Pilot was rejected by his boss at Konami, who assigned Okamoto to work on a driving game instead.

Okamoto secretly gave instructions to his programmer to work on his idea, while pretending to be working on a driving game in front of his boss. PlayStation as part of the Konami Arcade Classics compilation in 1999. Game Boy Advance as part of the Konami Collector's Series: Arcade Advanced compilation on March 18, 2002; this version includes 1,000,000 BC, where the player must shoot pterodactyls. Xbox 360 as part of Xbox Live Arcade on August 30, 2006. Nintendo DS as part of Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits. Released for i-mode mobile phones in Japan in 2004. A special version named Time Pilot'95 appears in the Super Famicom game Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake, can be unlocked when the main game is cleared. A version of the game for Xbox Live Arcade by Digital Eclipse features optional updated graphics, although the game plays identically; the emulated version was re-released in 2005 for PlayStation 2 in Japan as part of the Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono-series. Fury is a 1983 clone from Computer Shack for the TRS-80 Color Computer.

Two unrelated clones with the same name were released in 1984: Kingsoft's Space Pilot for the Commodore 64 and Superior Software's Space Pilot for the BBC Micro. A remake of the game was rumored to be in the works for the Nintendo 64. Time Pilot at the Killer List of Videogames Time Pilot at the Arcade History database Time Pilot entry at the Centuri.net Arcade Database

Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo is a city in, the county seat of, Lee County, United States. With an estimated population of 38,114 in 2017, Tupelo is the sixth-largest city in Mississippi and is considered a commercial and cultural hub of North Mississippi. Tupelo was incorporated in 1866, although the area had earlier been settled as "Gum Pond" along the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. On February 7, 1934, Tupelo became the first city to receive power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, thus giving it the nickname "The First TVA City". Much of the city was devastated by a major tornado in 1936 that still ranks as one of the deadliest tornadoes in American history. Following electrification, Tupelo boomed as a regional manufacturing and distribution center and was once considered a hub of the American furniture manufacturing industry. Although many of Tupelo's manufacturing industries have declined since the 1990s, the city has continued to grow due to strong healthcare and financial service industries. Tupelo is the smallest city in the United States, the headquarters of more than one bank with over $10 billion in assets.

Tupelo has a deep connection to Mississippi's music history, being known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley and Diplo as well as the origin of the group Rae Sremmurd. The city is home to multiple art and cultural institutions, including the Elvis Presley Birthplace and the 10,000-seat BancorpSouth Arena, the largest multipurpose indoor arena in Mississippi. Tupelo is the only city in the Southern United States to be named an All-America City five times, most in 2015; the Tupelo micropolitian area contains Lee and Pontotoc counties and had a population of 140,081 in 2017. Indigenous peoples lived in the area for thousands of years; the historic Chickasaw and Choctaw, both Muskogean-speaking peoples of the Southeast, occupied this area long before European encounter. French and British colonists traded with these indigenous peoples and tried to make alliances with them; the French established towns in Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. At times, the European powers came into armed conflict. On May 26, 1736, the Battle of Ackia was fought near the site of present-day Tupelo.

The French, under Louisiana governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France. In the early 19th century, after years of trading and encroachment by European-American settlers from the United States, conflicts increased as the US settlers tried to gain land from these nations. In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act and authorized the relocation of all the Southeast Native Americans west of the Mississippi River, completed by the end of the 1830s. In the early years of settlement, European-Americans named this town Gum Pond due to its numerous tupelo trees, known locally as blackgum; the city still hosts the annual Gumtree Arts Festival. During the Civil War and Confederate forces fought in the area in 1864 in the Battle of Tupelo. Designated the Tupelo National Battlefield, the battlefield is administered by the National Park Service. In addition, the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield, about ten miles north, commemorates another American Civil War battle.

After the war, a cross-state railroad for northern Mississippi was constructed through the town, which encouraged industry and growth. With expansion, the town changed its name in honor of the battle, it was incorporated in 1870. By the early twentieth century the town had become a site of cotton textile mills, which provided new jobs for residents of the rural area. Under the state's segregation practices, the mills employed only white children. Reformers attempted to protect them through labor laws; the last known bank robbery by Machine Gun Kelly, a Prohibition-era gangster, took place on November 30, 1932 at the Citizen's State Bank in Tupelo. After the robbery, the bank's chief teller said of Kelly, "He was the kind of guy that, if you looked at him, you would never thought he was a bank robber."During the Great Depression, Tupelo was electrified by the new Tennessee Valley Authority, which had constructed dams and power plants throughout the region to generate hydroelectric power for the large, rural area.

The distribution infrastructure was built with federal assistance as well, employing many local workers. In 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt visited this "First TVA City". In 2007, the nearby village of Blue Springs was selected as the site for Toyota's eleventh automobile manufacturing plant in the United States. In 2013 Gale Stauffer of the Tupelo Police Department died in a shootout following a bank robbery the first officer killed in the line of duty in the Department's history; the spring of 1936 brought Tupelo one of its worst-ever natural disasters, part of the Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak of April 5–6 in that year. The storm leveled 48 city blocks and over 200 homes, killing 216 people and injuring more than 700 persons, it struck at night. Among the survivors was Elvis Presley a baby. Obliterating the Gum Pond neighborhood, the tornado dropped most of the victims' bodies in the pond; the storm has since been rated F5 on the modern Fujita scale. The Tupelo Tornado is recognized as one of the deadliest in U.

S. history. The Mississippi State Geologist estimated a final death toll of 233 persons, but 100 whites were still reported as hospitalized at the time; because the white newspapers did not publish news about blacks until the 1940s and 1950s, historians have had difficulty learning the fa

Om Kumar

Om Kumar is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India. He represents the Nehtaur constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party political party. Om Kumar was born in Uttar Pradesh, he received education till twelfth grade. Om Kumar belongs to chamar community. Before being elected as MLA, he used to work as a businessperson. Om Kumar has been a MLA for Two term, he represents the Nehtaur constituency and is a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party political party.in 2017 elections, he defeating her close Indian National Congress candidate Munnalal Premi by a margin of 23,151 votes. Nehtaur Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Government of India Politics of India Bahujan Samaj Party