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Jameer Nelson

Jameer Lamar Nelson is an American former professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the NBA. He played college basketball for the Saint Joseph's Hawks, where he was named national college player of the year in 2004. Drafted 20th overall in the 2004 NBA draft, Nelson spent the first ten years of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic. In 2009, he was helped lead the Magic to the NBA Finals, he has played for the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons. Nelson attended Chester High School in Chester and was a letterman in basketball. In 2000, he helped lead his team to the PIAA AAAA State championship. Nelson began his play at Saint Joseph's University in the 2000–01 season, he had a breakout freshman season. During his junior season in 2002–03, he averaged 19.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game. He declared for the 2003 NBA draft, but decided to remain for his senior season. Nelson led the Saint Joseph's Hawks to a 27–0 regular season record in 2003–04.

The Hawks' first loss came in the Atlantic 10 Tournament to Xavier. Nelson and junior guard Delonte West formed what was considered the nation's best backcourt, helping the Hawks earn a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, they advanced to the Elite Eight and were within seconds of the Final Four before Oklahoma State Cowboys' John Lucas III hit a three-pointer with only a few seconds remaining. Saint Joseph's finished with a 30 -- the best in the university's history. Nelson averaged 20.6 points, 5.3 assists, 2.9 steals per game. He received the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award his final year, recognizing him as the nation's top senior men's basketball player, he left the Hawks as the best player in the program's history, as its all-time leader in scoring and steals. Nelson's number was retired by the university on April 23, 2004; because of his extraordinary accomplishments as a senior, Nelson won the 2004 Wooden Award, the 2004 Naismith Award, the 2004 Bob Cousy Award, the Rupp Trophy, the Oscar Robertson Trophy and many more accolades, including being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Nelson was the first Atlantic 10 athlete to be on the cover of the magazine since Mark Macon in 1988. Nelson was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets, was subsequently traded to the Orlando Magic for a 2005 first-round draft pick. Though many speculated he would be a top 10 pick, he fell to number 20, the Magic were able to acquire both Nelson and Dwight Howard in the same draft; as a rookie, Nelson served. Due to Nelson's impressive play, the Magic moved Francis to shooting guard to make room for Nelson to start at point guard, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, garnered Rookie of the Year consideration. On February 22, 2006, the Magic dealt Steve Francis to the New York Knicks, paving the way for Nelson to become the long-term starting point guard of Orlando. Nelson's play improved with the mid-season trade of Francis, finishing the season with averages of 14.6 points and 5 assists per game on 48.3% field goal shooting. The following year, Nelson helped lead the Magic back into the postseason for the first time since 2003.

He averaged 14.3 points, 3 rebounds, 3.3 assists per game during the NBA playoffs, however the Magic were swept by the top-seeded Detroit Pistons in the first round. During the 2008 All-Star weekend Slam Dunk Contest, Nelson assisted teammate Dwight Howard on several of his dunks, including the famous Superman dunk; that year, the Magic once again made the playoffs, defeating the Toronto Raptors in the first round before falling to the Pistons in the second round. He averaged 16.2 points, 4.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game through the playoffs, helping Orlando to their first playoff series win in 12 years. Nelson set career highs in points and shooting percentages during the 2008–09 NBA season. He, along with teammates Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis, were selected to play in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. However, a torn labrum in Nelson's right shoulder, a potential season-ending injury, forced him to miss the game. Nelson was averaging 5.4 assists at the time. After a four–month recovery, Nelson returned in time for the NBA Finals to replaced both Rafer Alston and Anthony Johnson to play in heavy minutes a decision by Stan Van Gundy, which controversy lead the team into demise as the Magic were defeated by the Lakers in five games.

On November 16, Nelson suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee. He returned to action on December 21. Nelson and the Magic again surged into the playoffs with their third straight Southeast Division title, sweeping the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Hawks before falling to the Boston Celtics in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals, he averaged 4.8 assists per game in Orlando's 14 playoff games. On March 18, 2011, Nelson made a game winning buzzer beater against the Denver Nuggets to secure an 85-82 victory for Orlando. On April 10, 2011, Nelson's last-second three-pointer was ruled "no basket", the Magic lost to the Chicago Bulls 102–99. Nelson and Dwight Howard, who were close friends since their rookie seasons, were on opposite sides of a trade that sent Rashard Lewis to Washington in exchange for Gilbert Arenas, their relationship was furthe

Owens sucker

The Owens sucker is a fish in the family Catostomidae, endemic to California. The Owens sucker is similar to the Tahoe sucker but it has coarser scales and is duller in colour; the adults are slaty coloured, although some individuals can be dark, with dusky bellies which are noticeable in spawning males. It grows to a maximum size of 50 cm but is more around 30 cm in total length, it is endemic to the Owens River in the Owens Valley of eastern California and has been introduced into June Lake in the Mono Lake basin and to the Santa Clara River system as a result of a release of water from the Owens River through the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Although the status of the population in the Santa Clara system is uncertain and any introduced fish may hybridise with the Santa Ana sucker, it is abundant in the Crowley Lake with populations in Convict Lake and Lake Sabrina and a population has been established in the Owens River sanctuary. Owens suckers are found on the softer substrates in cool streams but they will be demersal inhabitants lakes and reservoirs.

Owens suckers are nocturnal, their diet consists of aquatic insects, algae and organic matter. They spawn from May through to early July over gravel substrates, in tributaries, although lake living populations will spawn over gravelly areas of the lake beds and springs; the larvae become juveniles once the attain a total length of 19–22 mm, the juveniles hide along stream margins and in backwaters among weeds

Re-Experienced

Re-Experienced is a posthumous compilation album by Jimi Hendrix, released in the Netherlands in 1975 by Polydor Records. The album contains songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland and The Cry of Love, as well as one track from War Heroes, one from Band of Gypsys and one live track from Hendrix in the West. All songs were written except where noted. "Hey Joe" "Stone Free" "The Wind Cries Mary" "Love or Confusion" "Red House" "Third Stone from the Sun" "Purple Haze" "Manic Depression" "If Six Was Nine" "Castles Made of Sand" "All Along the Watchtower" "Cross Town Traffic" "Voodoo Chile" "Electric Ladyland" "Rainy Day Dream Away" "1983..." "Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently Away" "Angel" "In from the Storm" "Stepping Stone" "Who Knows" "Little Wing" Jimi Hendrix – guitar, lead vocals, flute on track 9, acoustic guitar on track 11, bass on tracks 11, 14, 15 and 16, kazoo on track 12, piano on track 12, percussion on track 16 Mitch Mitchelldrums, percussion on track 9, backing vocals on track 12, tambourine on track 14 Noel Redding – bass guitar, backing vocals Gary Leeds – foot stamping on track 9 Graham Nash – foot stamping on track 9 Michael Jeffery – foot stamping on track 9 Dave Mason – acoustic guitar on track 11, backing vocals on track 12 Buddy Miles – drums on tracks 15, 20 and 21 Mike Finniganorgan on track 15 Larry Faucette – congas on track 15 Chris Wood – flute on track 16 Billy Cox – bass on tracks 18, 19, 20 and 21

Berlenga Lighthouse

Berlenga lighthouse known as the Duke of Bragança Lighthouse, is a functioning lighthouse situated on the highest point of the granite island of Berlenga Grande, a nature reserve in the Atlantic Ocean, 10 kilometres west of the town of Peniche in the Leiria District of Portugal. Although planned for construction in the 18th Century, work did not start until 1837 and it was completed in 1842. Following the 1755 earthquake that affected much of Portugal the Marquis of Pombal, placed in charge of reconstruction, created an organized Lighthouse Service in 1758 and ordered six lighthouses to be built; the Berlenga lighthouse was intended to be one of these but, unlike the other five, it was not built. Only in December 1836 did the Portuguese Ministry of Finance commission an engineer, Gaudêncio Fontana, to construct a lighthouse on the island; the equipment consisted of a catoptric device, with sixteen oil-fired Argand lamps with parabolic reflectors, giving off a white light with ten-second flashes.

The rotation movement was activated by a clockwork mechanism. The long duration of the infrequent flashes led to it being criticized for poorly serving navigation as it could be confused with other lights. In 1896, while a new optical device was being fitted, two interim beacons were used; the new device, supplied by the French company of Barbier, Benard, et Turenne, began to function definitively on November 6, 1897, making one complete rotation in 30 seconds, with a group of three flashes in this time. The light source was derived from petroleum vapor until 1926, when generators were introduced, allowing a light bulb to be used, with a range of 36 nautical miles. One of the two Fresnel lens used is now on display at a museum operated near Lisbon by the Lighthouse Directorate, a branch of the Portuguese Navy, the other is at the Santa Marta Lighthouse museum in Cascais; the lighthouse was automated in 1985 and the existing light was replaced by a Pharos Marine PRB-21 sealed beam optic. The lighthouse and staff residences started to use solar energy from 2000.

The PRB 21 was removed and a modern high-performance rotary headlamp was introduced, with an estimated range of 20 nautical miles. A new foghorn was introduced. In 2001 the Lighthouse Directorate was awarded the National Defense and Environment Prize, which aims to encourage good environmental practices in the Portuguese Armed Forces, for the use of solar energy at the Berlenga Lighthouse. In 2009 the TRB-400 was replaced by two LED optics; the tower is quadrangular, 29 metres high, painted white. It has a balcony at the top; the light has an altitude of 121 metres. Although it is automated, lighthousekeepers still live on-site but, since 1975, their families have been accommodated at the mainland Cape Carvoeiro lighthouse in Peniche. List of lighthouses in Portugal

Shimōsa-Nakayama Station

Shimōsa-Nakayama Station is a railway station on the Sōbu Main Line in Funabashi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Shimōsa-Nakayama Station is served by Chūō-Sōbu Line local services; the station consists of an elevated island platform serving two tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. Shimōsa-Nakayama Station opened on 12 April 1895; the station was used by 22,885 passengers in fiscal 2011. The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below; the station has courtesy umbrellas near the station gate. Keisei Nakayama Station Hokekyō-ji Temple Funabashi No. 6 Junior High School Shimōsa-Nakayama Station information