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HMS Iron Duke (1912)

HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built by Portsmouth Dockyard, her keel laid in January 1912. Launched ten months she was commissioned into the Home Fleet in March 1914 as the fleet flagship, she was armed with a main battery of ten 13.5-inch guns and was capable of a top speed of 21.25 knots. Iron Duke served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet during the First World War, including at the Battle of Jutland. There, she inflicted significant damage on the German battleship SMS König early in the main fleet action. In January 1917, she was relieved as fleet flagship. After the war, Iron Duke operated in the Mediterranean as the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet, she participated in both the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War in the Black Sea and the Greco-Turkish War. She assisted in the evacuation of refugees from Smyrna. In 1926, she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet.

Iron Duke remained on active duty for only a few more years. Iron Duke was therefore converted into a gunnery training ship, she served in this capacity until the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, when she was moored in Scapa Flow as a harbour defence ship. In October, she was run aground to avoid sinking, she continued to serve as an anti-aircraft platform for the duration of the war, was refloated and broken up for scrap in the late 1940s. Iron Duke was 622 feet 9 inches long overall and had a beam of 90 ft and an average draught of 29 ft 6 in, she up to 29,560 long tons at combat loading. Her propulsion system consisted of four Parsons steam turbines, with steam provided by eighteen Babcock & Wilcox boilers; the engines were produced a top speed of 21.25 kn. Her cruising radius was 7,800 nautical miles at a more economical 10 kn. Iron Duke had a crew of 995 officers and ratings, though during wartime this grew to up to 1,022. Iron Duke was armed with a main battery of ten BL 13.5-inch Mk V naval guns mounted in five twin gun turrets.

They were arranged in one forward and one aft. Close-range defence against torpedo boats was provided by a secondary battery of twelve BL 6-inch Mk VII guns; the ship was fitted with a pair of QF 3-inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft guns and four 47 mm 3-pounder guns. As was typical for capital ships of the period, she was equipped with four 21 in torpedo tubes submerged on the broadside. Iron Duke was protected by a main armoured belt, 12 in thick over the ship's vitals, her deck was 2.5 in thick. The main battery turret faces were 11 in thick, the turrets were supported by 10 in thick barbettes. Iron Duke was laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard on 12 January 1912 and launched on 12 October of that year. After completing fitting-out work, she began sea trials on 25 November 1913; the ship was completed in March 1914, she joined the Home Fleet after completing her trials. In the Home Fleet, she served as the flagship of Admiral Sir George Callaghan. On 29 July 1914, as war loomed on the Continent, Iron Duke and the rest of the Home Fleet was ordered to proceed to Scapa Flow from Portland to safeguard the fleet from a possible German surprise attack.

In August 1914, after the outbreak of World War I, the Home Fleet was reorganised as the Grand Fleet. On the evening of 22 November 1914, the Grand Fleet conducted a fruitless sweep in the southern half of the North Sea; the fleet was back in port in Scapa Flow by 27 November. Iron Duke and most of the fleet remained in port during the German raid on Scarborough and Whitby on 16 December 1914, though the 3rd Battle Squadron was sent to reinforce the British forces in the area. After receiving further information about the possibility of the rest of the German fleet being at sea, Jellicoe gave the order for the fleet to sortie to try to intercept the Germans, though by that time they had retreated. Iron Duke went to sea with the 2nd and 4th Battle Squadrons for gunnery practice north of the Hebrides on 23 and 24 December; the following day, the rest of the fleet joined Iron Duke for a sweep in the North Sea, which concluded on 27 December. Iron Duke and the rest of the fleet conducted gunnery drills on 10–13 January 1915 west of the Orkneys and Shetlands.

On the evening of 23 January, the bulk of the Grand Fleet sailed in support of Beatty's Battlecruiser Fleet, but Iron Duke and the rest of the fleet did not become engaged in the ensuing Battle of Dogger Bank the following day. Upon returning from the operation, Iron Duke went to Invergordon for refit; the work was completed by 23 February. On 7–10 March, the Grand Fleet conducted a sweep in the northern North Sea, during which it conducted training manoeuvres. Another such cruise took place on 16–19 March. On 11 April, the Grand Fleet conducted a patrol in the central North Sea and returned to port on 14 Ap

Sean Rice

Sean Rice is a Canadian pair skater who competed in the fours discipline. With Jodeyne Higgins, he is a two-time Canadian pairs bronze medallist and four-time Canadian fours champion. Competing in pairs and Rice won bronze at the 1992 Nebelhorn Trophy and at the 1993 Canadian Nationals, they were assigned to the 1993 World Championships. The following season was less successful for the pair, they were not sent to Worlds. After winning bronze at the 1995 Canadian Championships, they obtained a second trip to Worlds and finished 14th; the pair never reached the podium again at Nationals but they won bronze at the 1995 Skate Canada International. Competing in fours at the Canadian Championships and Rice won gold medals with Scott MacDonald and Alison Purkiss, Jodi Barnes and Rob Williams, they won the 1992 bronze medal with Janice Yeck and Scott MacDonald and the 1997 silver medal with Melissa Shields and Trevor Buttenham. After retiring from competitive skating and Rice toured professionally on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

In 2011, Rice participated in ITV1's Dancing on Ice, partnered with British TV presenter Angela Rippon. In 2012, Rice was partnered with British Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott. Higgins and Rice are married and have a daughter, born in October 2013. "Skate Canada Results Book – Volume 2 – 1974 – current". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. "Canadian National Championships Medallists". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on 2009-09-20. Pairs on Ice: Jodeyne Higgins & Sean Rice

Nick Tatham

Nick Tatham is a British singer-songwriter who has dealt with Tourette syndrome for most of his life whilst writing and recording ballads, pop songs and other assorted modern music. Tatham has appeared in several BBC television documentaries and received the "Meridian Tonight Young Hero Award", live on TV in 2002, for his contributions to local music and his constant optimism and strength in dealing with his condition. In 2004 Tatham took the lead role in school student Richard Booth's Live for the Moment, a film drama which chronicled the life of a person with Tourette's syndrome. On 20 April 2012 Tatham appeared in the blind auditions of the BBC talent series, The Voice, but failed to persuade any of the judging panel to choose him. Nick Tatham Carousel Love is All Around Tourette Blues Different, directed by Richard Booth Nick Tatham's official website Nick Tatham on IMDb

Charles Dubin

For the film and television director, see Charles S. Dubin. Charles Leonard Dubin, was former Chief Justice of Ontario, he is best known for leading the Dubin Inquiry into the use of steroids by athletes. Born in Hamilton, the son of Harry and Ethel Dubin, he received a B. A. from the University of Toronto in 1941 and an LL. B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1944. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in June 1944 and was created a King's Counsel in December 1950. In 1945, he married Anne Levine, who died in 2007, they had no children. He practised law with the law firm Kimber, Brunner & Armstrong which merged to form Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington where he was a counsel and a senior partner. In 1973, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 1987, he was appointed Associate Chief Justice and Chief Justice in 1990, he served until 1996. He served on two Royal Commissions: the Royal Commission to Inquire into the Use of Drugs and Banned Practices Intended to Increase Athletic Performance, in which sprinter Ben Johnson admitted wrongdoing, the Royal Commission to Inquire into Aviation Safety in Canada.

In 1997, he was awarded the Order of Ontario and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for having made "a profound and lasting effect upon the Canadian judiciary". He was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, Law Society of Upper Canada, York University. Dubin died on October 2008 after being hospitalized for ten days due to bacterial pneumonia, he was buried at Holy Blossom Memorial Park in Toronto

Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity

The Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity was one of a series of four "trailside" museums built in Yellowstone National Park in 1929. Funded by a grant of $118,000 from Laura Spelman Rockefeller, the museums interpreted park features for visitors, represented an early version of the visitor information center concept that became widespread throughout the National Park Service; the four museums were notable examples of the National Park Service Rustic style, all were designed by Park Service architect Herbert Maier. The surviving Norris Museum, Fishing Bridge Museum and the Madison Museum are collectively listed as National Historic Landmarks; the Old Faithful museum, the first of the series, was built at a cost of $8,500 and was completed in 1929. The museum was a low T-shaped single-story structure of rustic stone construction. Two stepped sections of roof dominated the main portion of the building with deep overhangs supported by angled log brackets resting on a raised stone foundation sill.

A perpendicular wing extended in the direction of the parking lot. The building resembled the Fishing Bridge museums; the museum's surroundings featured an amphitheater for ranger talks and a small garden of native botanical specimens. The Old Faithful museum was demolished in 1971 to make way for a full-scale Mission 66 visitor center on the site, midway between the Old Faithful Inn and the Old Faithful Lodge, facing Old Faithful geyser; this visitor center was in turn demolished in 2006 and was replaced by the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, opened in August 2010. Norris and Fishing Bridge Museums at the National Park Service

School of Architecture and Construction Trades

The School of Architecture and Construction Trades is a four-year public high school in Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, operated as part of the Paterson Public Schools. It is one of a number of academy programs serving students in ninth through twelfth grades based at the John F. Kennedy High School campus; as of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 566 students and 53.0 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1. There were 23 eligible for reduced-cost lunch; the school was the 330th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The core members of the school's administration are: Dewitt Evering, Director School website Paterson Public Schools School of Architecture and Construction Trades's 2015–16 School Performance Report from the New Jersey Department of Education School Data for the Paterson Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics