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Jack Dempsey

William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie", "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate, pioneered the live broadcast of sporting events in general, boxing matches in particular. Dempsey is ranked tenth on The Ring magazine's list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years, he is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, was in the previous Boxing Hall of Fame. Born William Harrison Dempsey in Manassa, Colorado, he grew up in a poor family in Colorado, West Virginia, Utah; the son of Mary Celia and Hiram Dempsey, his family's lineage consisted of Irish and Cherokee ancestry.

Following his parents' conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dempsey was baptized into the Church in 1903 following his 8th birthday, the "age of accountability", according to church doctrine. Because his father had difficulty finding work, the family traveled and Dempsey dropped out of elementary school to work and left home at the age of 16. Due to his lack of money, he traveled underneath trains and slept in hobo camps. Desperate for money, Dempsey would visit saloons and challenge for fights, saying "I can't sing and I can't dance, but I can lick any SOB in the house." If anyone accepted the challenge, bets would be made. According to Dempsey's autobiography, he lost these barroom brawls. For a short time, Dempsey was a part-time bodyguard for Thomas F. Kearns, president of The Salt Lake Tribune and son of Utah's U. S. Senator Thomas Kearns. Dempsey fought under the pseudonym, "Kid Blackie," although during his stint in the Salt Lake City area, he went by "Young Dempsey".

Much of his early career is not recorded, stated thus, in The Ring Record Book as compiled by Nat Fleischer. He first competed as "Jack Dempsey" in Cripple Creek, Colorado, his brother, who fought under the pseudonym, "Jack Dempsey"—this a common practice of the day, in fighters' admiration of middleweight boxer and former champion, Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey—had signed to fight veteran George Copelin. Upon learning Copelin had sparred with current world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, given Bernie Dempsey was nearing 40 years of age, he strategically decided to back out of the fight, he substituted his brother, still unknown in Eastern Colorado, as "Jack Dempsey". The fans at ringside knew this was not the man they'd paid to see; the promoter became violently angry and "sailed into us, barehanded", threatening to stop the fight. Copelin himself, who outweighed Dempsey by 20 lbs. upon seeing Dempsey's small stature in the ring, warned the promoter, "I might kill that skinny guy." The promoter reluctantly permitted the fight to commence, in his first outing as "Jack Dempsey", the future champion downed Copelin six times in the first round and twice in the second.

From there, it was a battle of attrition, until a last knockdown of Copelin in the seventh, moved the referee to make the then-unusual move of stopping the fight once Copelin regained his feet. According to Dempsey "In those days they didn't stop mining-town fights as long as one guy could move." This trial by fire carried with it a $100 purse. The promoter, angered at the switch pulled by the brothers, had laid no promised side bets, "...and if I did, I wouldn't give you anything."Such lessons were hard, but fighting was something Jack Dempsey did well. Following the name change, Dempsey won six bouts in a row by knockout before losing on a disqualification in four rounds to Jack Downey. During this early part of his career, Dempsey campaigned in Utah entering fights in towns in the Wasatch Mountain Range region, he followed his loss against Downey with a knockout win and two draws versus Johnny Sudenberg in Nevada. Three more wins and a draw followed when he met Downey again, this time resulting in a four-round draw.

Following these wins, Dempsey racked up 10 more wins that included matches against Sudenberg and Downey, knocking out Downey in two rounds. These wins were followed with three no-decision matches, although at this point in the history of boxing, the use of judges to score a fight was forbidden, so if a fight went the distance, it was called a draw or a no decision, depending on the state or county where the fight was held. After the United States entered World War I in 1917, Dempsey worked in a shipyard and continued to box. Afterward, he was accused by some boxing fans of being a slacker for not enlisting; this remained a black mark on his reputation until 1920, when evidence produced showed he had attempted to enlist in the U. S. Army, but had been classified 4-F. After the war, Dempsey spent two years in Salt Lake City, "bumming around" as he called it, before returning to the ring. Among his opponents as a rising contender were Fireman Jim Flynn, the only boxer to beat Dempsey by a knockout when Dempsey lost to him in the first round, Gunboat Smith a ranked contender who had beaten both World Champion Jess Willard and Hall of Famer Sam Langford.

Dempsey beat Smith for the third time on a second-round knockout. Before he employed the long-experienced

Africadalli Sheela

Africadalli Sheela is a 1986 Indian Kannada fantasy-adventure film, written and produced by Dwarakish. Made on the similar lines as the Hollywood film Sheena, the film was extensively shot in the forest ranges in the African continent; this film was the first Indian film to have been shot in the African forest ranges. The film featured Charan Raj and Sahila in the lead roles, along with Dwarakish, Srinivasa Murthy and Kalyan Kumar in supporting roles; the music was composed with lyrics by Chi. Udaya Shankar and R. N. Jayagopal. Dwarakish remade the film in Tamil as Kizhakku Africavil Sheela, which starred Suresh, Nizhalgal Ravi and Sahila reprising her character, while she went on to reprise her character in its Hindi remake, titled Sheela, starring Nana Patekar. Charan Raj as Shankar Sahila Chadha as Sheela Ranjita as Sheela Mother Srinivasa Murthy as Ramu Dwarakish Kalyan Kumar as Rao Bahaddur Disco Shanti Thoogudeepa Srinivas as Raacha Kanchana Sudheer All the songs are composed and scored by Bappi Lahiri.

This film marked the entry of singer K. S. Chithra to the Kannada cinema. Africadalli Sheela on IMDb

Newfoundland station (New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad)

Newfoundland is a railroad station in the Newfoundland section of Jefferson Township, New Jersey. It was built by the New Jersey Midland Railway in 1872 and served passengers on the New York and Western Railroad; the critically acclaimed and award winning 2003 independent film The Station Agent starring Peter Dinklage was set and filmed in Newfoundland and features the iconic train station featured in the film is located in the Jefferson Township section of Newfoundland. The station interior is marketed as a multiple-use studio. Existing original station buildings from the New Jersey Midland can be found at Bogota, Vreeland Avenue, Wortendyke and Butler, among other places. Whippany Railway Museum NYSW map Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource 41°02′55″N 74°26′40″W Newfoundland Train Station

FT Adler Kiel Rugby

The FT Adler Kiel Rugby is a German rugby union club from Kiel playing in the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga North/East. It is part of a larger club, the FT Adler Kiel, which offers other sports like volleyball, table tennis and handball; the term Adler is the German word for eagle. Kiel rugby began in the 1930s, when the local shipyards workers and German Navy members called the Reichsmarine, formed the 1. Kieler Rugby Fussball Verein. In post-Second World War Germany, competitive rugby in Kiel resumed in 1949, when three local clubs competed in a league with clubs from Hamburg; the three clubs were the 1. Kieler Rugby Fussball Verein, PSV Kiel and FT Adler. Rugby in Kiel benefited from a strong support through the British Army, stationed at Kiel-Holtenau. Towards the end of the 1950s, Kiel rugby declined and the clubs were only able to field a combined team. In 1963 this team had to be disbanded; as a form of farewell to rugby in Kiel, a final friendly match was organized. The match was against a team selected from a visiting detachment of the Japanese Navy.

After this, rugby disappeared from the city for 30 years. Rugby returned to Kiel in the late 1980s through the efforts of foreign students at the University of Kiel; the current rugby department of FT Adler was formed in 1997 however. FT Adler took out the 2008 championship in the Regionalliga North but failed in the promotion round, losing on aggregate to RU Hohen Neuendorf; the club earned promotion from the Rugby-Regionalliga North, after another championship there, to the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga, the second tier of German club rugby, in 2009. Kiel lasted for only one season at this level before being relegated again to the Regionalliga, where it came fourth in 2010-11. At the end of the 2014–15 season the club was promoted back to the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga after a Regionalliga championship. Rugby-Regionalliga North Champions: 2008, 2009, 2015 Recent seasons of the club: Official websiteSports portal Official website of the rugby department FT Adler Kiel club info at

Estonia national football team 2011

The 2011 season is the 20th full year of competitive football in the Baltic country as an independent nation. The match against Bulgaria was recognised as a full international match by FIFA, but was latter dismissed as the organizers were found guilty of match fixing. Referees Krisztián Selmeczi, János Csák and Kolos Lengyel were banned for life. Eight new players appeared for the men's national team, all in a friendly match against Chile on 20 June 2011: Mikk Reintam – started the match Joonas Tamm – started the match Siim Tenno – started the match Joel Indermitte – 63rd-minute substitute Meelis Peitre – 63rd-minute substitute Albert Prosa – 63rd-minute substitute Andrei Veis – 63rd-minute substitute Henri Anier – 75th-minute substituteNational team appearance number and club at the time of debut in brackets. All national team games

Organic fertilizer

Organic fertilizers are fertilizers derived from animal matter, animal excreta, human excreta, vegetable matter. Occurring organic fertilizers include animal wastes from meat processing, manure and guano. In contrast, the majority of fertilizers used in commercial farming are extracted from minerals or produced industrially. Organic agriculture, a system of farming, allows for certain fertilizers and amendments and disallows others; the main organic fertilizers are, animal wastes, plant wastes from agriculture, treated sewage sludge. By many definitions, minerals are separate from organic materials. However, certain organic fertilizers and amendments are mined guano and peat. Other mined minerals are fossil products of animal activity, such as greensand, some limestones, some rock phosphates. Peat, a precursor to coal, offers no nutritional value to the plants, but improves the soil by aeration and absorbing water, it is sometimes credited as being the most use organic fertilizer and by volume is the top organic amendment.

Animal sourced materials include both animal residues from the slaughter of animals. Manures are derived from milk-producing dairy animals, egg-producing poultry, animals raised for meat and hide production; when any animal is butchered, only about 40% to 60% of the live animal is converted to market product, with the remaining 40% to 60% classed as by-products. These by-products of animal slaughter inedible -- blood, feathers, hoofs, horns, -- can be refined into agricultural fertilizers including bloodmeal, bone meal fish meal, feather meal. Chicken litter, which consists of chicken manure mixed with sawdust, is an organic fertilizer, proposed to be superior for conditioning soil for harvest than synthetic fertilizers. Processed organic fertilizers include compost, humic acid, amino acids, seaweed extracts. Other examples are natural enzyme-digested proteins. Decomposing crop residue from prior years is another source of fertility. Other ARS studies have found that algae used to capture nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from agricultural fields can not only prevent water contamination of these nutrients, but can be used as an organic fertilizer.

ARS scientists developed the "algal turf scrubber" to reduce nutrient runoff and increase quality of water flowing into streams and lakes. They found that this nutrient-rich algae, once dried, can be applied to cucumber and corn seedlings and result in growth comparable to that seen using synthetic fertilizers. Sewage sludge known as biosolids, is effuent, treated, blended and sometimes dried until deemed biologically safe; as a fertilzer it is most used on non-agricultural crops such as in silviculture or in soil remediation. Use of biosolids in agricultural production is less common, the National Organic Program of the USDA has ruled that biosolids are not permitted in organic food production in the U. S.. With concerns about human borne pathogens coupled with a growing preference for flush toilets and centralized sewage treatment, biosolids have been replacing night soil, a traditional organic fertilizer, minimally processed. Biofertilizer Organic hydroponic solutions Reuse of excreta