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Glasgow Kelvin (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Glasgow Kelvin is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament by the plurality method of election. However, it is one of nine constituencies in the Glasgow electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole; the other eight constituencies of the Glasgow region are Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Southside and Rutherglen. The region covers the Glasgow City council area and a north-western portion of the South Lanarkshire council area; the original Glasgow Kelvin constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, Scottish Westminster constituencies were replaced with new constituencies. Following its First Periodic review into Scottish Parliament constituencies, a newly shaped Kelvin was formed in time for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

The Glasgow City Council electoral wards used in the creation of the new Glasgow Kelvin seat are: In full: Anderston/City, Hillhead In part: Canal, Partick West Glasgow city centre is in this constituency, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the cathedral, the Scottish Exhibition Centre. All three of Glasgow's universities are here as well, making it the most educated constituency in Scotland; the large student population is an important factor in elections. The Merchant City is here, yuppie housing built out of the disused cotton and tobacco warehouses; this area is a symbol of the rebirth of the city, Kelvin is arguably the most affluent constituency in Glasgow, although it includes more deprived areas. The predecessor to the Westminster constituency seat, Glasgow Hillhead, was the last Conservative seat in the city until Roy Jenkins won it for the Social Democratic Party at a by-election in 1982, he held it in 1983 general election but it was taken by Labour's George Galloway in 1987. In 2016 the Scottish Greens overtook Scottish Labour to take second place in the Glasgow Kelvin constituency on the constituency element of the vote.

This was their best First past the post election result, with party co-convenor Patrick Harvie finishing behind the SNP's Sandra White by 14.2% of the vote. Politics of Glasgow

Championship Week

Championship Week is ESPN's annual college basketball showcase of conference tournament games in the United States, which decide NCAA bids in early-to-mid-March. It lasts a little under 2 weeks, before basketball post-season play begins; the minor and mid-major conferences begin Championship Week and it ends on Selection Sunday with the brackets being unveiled. Over the years, more games have been added with the expansion of ESPN's numerous multicast channels. Coverage of the NCAA conference tournaments is no longer limited to ESPN, since the proliferation of competing sports networks such as CBS Sports Network and Fox Sports 1, as well as CBS's longstanding over-the-air coverage of the last weekend of conference championships, all of which air similar marathons opposite Championship Week; this has allowed further exposure of the tournaments on national television. For example, the Pac-12 tournament airs on Pac-12 Network and alternately on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN, the Big East on Fox and Fox Sports 1, the Mountain West on CBS and CBS Sports Network.

On radio, Westwood One's coverage of the conference tournaments is billed as Championship Week. ESPN schedules the games a year in advance. Many conferences get their only nationally televised game of the year during this week. ESPN programmer Burke Magnus points out, it began in 1986 with 27 games. It cut into 45 games; this franchise was expanded with the creation of ESPN2. Due to the popularity of the expanded coverage of the college basketball tournaments aired on ESPN, it was coined Championship Week. In 1999, the two ESPN networks at the time aired 51 games. In 2000, ESPN and ESPN2 aired 58 total games over 8 days including 31 conference title games. Both networks aired all the games from the Big East Tournament. In 2001, there were 57 games in 9 days; this marked a turning point for the women's game, as their championship games were aired for the first time. In 2003, ESPN and ESPN2 showed 61 games. ESPN2 added the Big 12 semifinals that year. In 2005, the ESPN family of networks aired women's games.

They aired 26 of the 31 games. In 2007, ESPN and its sister stations aired 89 games in 11 days; the networks had parts of 25 tournaments, including 24 championship games. In 2008, it featured 81 total games, they televised 24 D-I men's a D-II conference title. 18 women's games were televised highlighted by 11 Division I and a Division II title contest. Bobby Knight debuted as an ESPN commentator. In 2009, ESPN Radio broadcast the Championship Week for the first time with the Big 12 Tournament with coverage of the semifinals and championship games; the ESPN family of networks televised 20 women's games including 13 title games. On the men's side, the ESPN networks televised 63 games, from 27 D-I conferences including 24 title games and a D-II conference title. In 2013, ESPN aired its final broadcast of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament after 18 years, dating back to 1996, it moved to Fox the following year. In 2015, ESPN aired the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament championship game live on Saturday night for the first time.

Prior to 2015, the championship game was played on a Sunday afternoon. Beginning in 2016, ESPN's coverage of Championship Week was re-titled as Champ Week

Continental AV1790

The Continental AV1790 is an American V12 engine used in armored vehicles. Produced by Continental Motors, the AV1790 was used in a variety of limited production and pilot heavy tanks, including the M53 and M55 howitzers, the T30 and M103 tanks. There were diesel versions for the M47, M48, M60 Patton tanks, the Swedish Stridsvagn 104; the engine prefixes are: A-Air cooledV-Vee cylinder arrangement D-Diesel O-Horizontally Opposed S-Supercharged I-Injection 1790-Displacement in Cubic Inches Hunnicutt, R. P. Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank. Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1988. ISBN 0-89141-304-9 Air Cooled Diesel Tank Engines by Teledyne Continental Motors

Argveti

Argveti Margveti, is a historic district in Imereti, western Georgia. The area lay on the historic Iberian-Lazican frontier, i.e. between what are now eastern and western parts of Georgia. From the 3rd century BC to the 6th century AD, it came under the rule of the kings of Iberia and covered some neighbouring areas Takveri. Argveti was a semi-independent princedom during the early Middle Ages, famed for its 8th-century nobles David and Constantine Mkheidze who fought against the Arabs in the 730s. From the 8th to 11th centuries, Argveti formed a duchy within the Abkhazian Kingdom, united with Kartli to form a united Georgian monarchy in 1008, it was a patrimony of the powerful Baghvashi ducal family, which went back in 1103, allowing King David IV to donate part of Argveti to Gelati Monastery. What was left from the Baghvashi dominion was granted to the Amanelisdze family in the 12th-13th centuries. In the late medieval period, Argveti was distributed among the fiefdoms of various noble families of Imereti the Tsereteli, Abashidze and Mkheidze.

Some of the important historic monuments scattered across the area are the fortresses of Shorapani, Sveri, Chikha and the churches of Ubisi, Jruchi and Katskhi

Markethill

Markethill is a village in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It sits at the southern side of Gosford Forest Park, it had a population of 1,652 people in the 2011 Census. A livestock market is held here three times a week and each summer the world's largest Lambeg drumming contest takes place in the village, it is home to Kilcluney Volunteers Flute Band, who host the largest band parade in Europe on the first Friday of each June. The village sprang up within the townland of Coolmallish or Coolmillish, on the road between Armagh and Newry, it began to grow during the Plantation of Ulster as a town for English migrants. The village of Markethill was founded by a Scottish family, the Achesons of Gosford, who received a grant of 1,000 acres from King James VI & I in 1610; the Achesons built a strong castle at Cloncarney around 1617, but it was destroyed in the Irish Rebellion of 1641. It was replaced with a manor house, visited by Jonathan Swift in the late 1720s. Swift devised; the manor house, although occupied to 1840, has disappeared.

In 1819, The 2nd Earl of Gosford, the head of the Acheson family, commissioned the construction of Gosford Castle. During the Troubles, there were a number of incidents in Markethill, including a number which resulted in fatalities. Nearby Gosford Castle is within Gosford Forest Park. Construction of Gosford castle finished in the 1850s, it was commissioned by Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford and the architect was Thomas Hopper, one of the leading London architects of the first half of the 19th century. The Ministry of Agriculture bought the estate in 1958. Gosford Castle is the largest Grade A listed building in Northern Ireland, in 2006 after public consultation the Boyd Partnership was selected to restore the castle and covert it into 24 self-contained luxury apartments; the first residents moved in December 2008, restoration is still in progress as of May 2010. Markethill Couthouse, situated at the top of Main Street, at the north entrance to Markethill adjacent to Gosford Forest Park.

Markethill Courhouse was built in 1842 to the designs of Thomas Duff, is one of the few surviving large regional free standing Courthouses built in the middle century. The building is constructed of random Blackstone with Armagh limestone dressings; the building was last used as a courthouse in 1952, was purchased by Markethill District Enterprises Ltd in June 1997, after lying vacant for 25 years. The building was restored for use as a community centre. Markethill Swifts F. C. play in the Mid-Ulster Football League. Markethill railway station opened on 25 August 1864, closed for passenger traffic on 1 February 1933 and closed altogether on 2 May 1955. Located on the Armagh to Goraghwood section of line run by the Great Northern Railway of Ireland. In the 2011 Census Markethill had a population of 1,652 people. Markethill is classified as a village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency. On Census day there were 1,292 people living in Markethill. Of these: 22.4% were aged under 16 years and 22.4% were aged 60 and over 47.3% of the population were male and 52.7% were female 82.9% were from a Protestant background 3.4% of people aged 16–74For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service Schools in the area include Markethill Primary School and Markethill High School.

The first significant industrial capacity in the town was established in 1888 by DH Sinton who established a linen mill, close to the towns railway station. The mill was purchased by Bryson & Co.. Ltd in remained operational until 1991 when it was badly damaged by an IRA bomb. Production at this point moved to a sister factory in nearby Portadown. Today the area is focused on agriculture and is centred on the large agricultural mart situated on the Cladymilltown Road on the outskirts of the town. Markethill Livestock Sales has been established for more than 45 years; the previous Mart premises is lying empty as a derelict site. A small business park has been constructed on a section of the former Bryson & Co.. Ltd Linen Mill which contains a number of start-up enterprises; the business park is administered by Markethill Business Centre on Fairgreen Road. There are several independent business' located in the town; these include Alexander's of Markethill and Alexanders Furnishings Ltd. established in 1954 and operating from the old Market House, Keady Street with the furniture shop on Fairgreen Road nearby.

Dalzell's of Markethill, an electrical appliances company, was established in 1956 and operates from the former Northern Bank building. J. D. Hunter & Co. is a supermarket located on the former linen mill site, is part of the Nisa group. A restaurant, the Old Barn Steakhouse and Event Catering company, is based nearby. George Lambert, recipient of the Victoria Cross Seamus Mallon, first Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and former deputy leader of the SDLP List of towns and villages in Northern Ireland Market Houses in Northern Ireland Gosford, County Down Gosford Castle Markethill and Gosford Castle Minister announces sale of Gosford Castle Culture Northern Ireland

Sigma Octantis

Sigma Octantis named Polaris Australis, is the current South Star. Its position near the southern celestial pole makes it the southern hemisphere's pole star; this is a solitary star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Octans. Located 281 light-years from Earth, it is classified as a giant star with a spectral type of F0 III. Sigma Octantis is a Delta Scuti variable, with its average magnitude of 5.47 varying by about 0.03 magnitudes every 2.33 hours. Σ Octantis is the star's Bayer designation. As the southern hemisphere's pole star it bore the name Polaris Australis, first applied in the 1700s. In 2016, the IAU organized a Working Group on Star Names to catalog and standardize proper names for stars; the WGSN approved the name Polaris Australis for this star on 5 September 2017 and it is now so included in the List of IAU-approved Star Names. It is the southernmost named star. Sigma Octantis is the southern pole star, whose counterpart is the current North Star. To an observer in the southern hemisphere, Sigma Octantis appears motionless and all the other stars in the Southern sky appear to rotate around it.

It is part of a small "half hexagon". It is over a degree away from the true south pole, the south celestial pole is moving away from it due to precession of the equinoxes. At magnitude +5.42, Sigma Octantis is visible to the naked eye, making it unusable for navigation by comparison with the much brighter and more visible Polaris. Because of this, the constellation Crux is preferred for determining the position of the South Celestial Pole. Once Sigma Octantis' approximate position has been determined, either by the major stars in Octans or using the Southern Cross method, it can be positively verified using an asterism: Sigma, Chi and Upsilon Octantis are all stars of around magnitude 5.6, form the distinctive shape of a trapezoid. Sigma Octantis is the dimmest star to be represented on a national flag, it appears on the flag of Brazil. Polar alignment Celestial Pole