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Jason Lewis (adventurer)

Jason Lewis is an English award-winning author and sustainability campaigner credited with being the first person to circumnavigate the globe by human power. He is the first person to cross North America on inline skates, the first to cross the Pacific Ocean by pedal power. Together with Stevie Smith, Lewis completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power. Lewis set off with friend and fellow adventurer Stevie Smith from Greenwich, London on 12 July 1994, to complete the world's first human-powered circumnavigation, the two dubbed the journey Expedition 360. By July 2007, Lewis had travelled over 60,000 km, he ended his 4,833-day expedition on 6 October 2007, having travelled 74,842 km. In mid-1994, Lewis and Smith mountain-biked 1,700 miles through France and Portugal to the port of Lagos, Portugal. Departing on 13 October 1994, Lewis and Smith pedaled 111 consecutive days and 4,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to Miami, Florida in a wooden pedal-powered boat named Moksha.

Lewis rollerbladed thousands of miles across North America. He was struck by a drunk driver in Pueblo and spent nine months recovering from two broken legs, he finished the North American expedition leg in 1996. In 1998 and 1999, Lewis and Smith spent 53 days pedaling Moksha across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco, California to Hilo, where Smith ended his journey. In four days, Lewis and a small group of supporters hiked the 80 miles across Hawaii. After 73 days of solo pedaling Moksha across the doldrums, Lewis completed the Pacific Ocean crossing from Hawaii to the island atoll of Tarawa. In May 2000, he was accompanied by Moksha's builder, Chris Tipper, to pedal the 1,300-mile stretch from Tarawa to the Solomon Islands. With the help of friend and expedition supporter April Abril, Lewis pedaled Moksha 1,450 miles for 32 days across the Coral Sea to Australia. In 2001, Lewis and a group of supporters spent 88 days cycling 3,500 miles across the Australian outback, starting near Cooktown and finishing in the port city of Darwin, Northern Territory.

After spending many years raising funds to continue Expedition 360, Lewis was reunited with Moksha in 2005. He and expedition supporter Lourdes Arango pedaled 450 nautical miles from Darwin to Dili, East Timor. Throughout 2005, Lewis kayaked thousands of miles through the Indonesian archipelago from East Timor to Singapore. In 2006, he biked from Singapore to the Himalayas, biked and hiked through the Himalayas to the port of Mumbai. Covering 2,000 nautical miles in 46 days during early 2007, Lewis and friend Sher Dhillon pedaled Moksha from Mumbai, crossing the Arabian Sea to Djibouti. Lewis planned to travel through Ethiopia, Sudan and the Middle East before reaching Europe – encountering a problem in Sudan; the Egyptian authorities would not let him pass through their waters, when his visa for Sudan ran out he was left with an "impossible decision". He was arrested on suspicion of spying, he was released. He completed this section illegally by riding at night. During his journey through Sudan he encountered actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman who were travelling south as part of their Long Way Down motorbike trip.

In July 2007, Lewis reached Syria, cycled across Turkey, Romania, Austria and Belgium before returning to London on 6 October. Pulling Moksha in tow, Lewis crossed the Greenwich Meridian Line where he had begun his expedition 13 years earlier. During his expedition, Lewis twice survived malaria, sepsis, a bout of mild schizophrenia, a crocodile attack near Australia in 2005; as part of a wider interest in sustainability and education, Lewis has visited more than 900 schools in 37 countries, giving talks to students and involving them in a variety of programs to promote world citizenship, zero carbon emission travel, awareness of consumption habits on the health of the planet. The Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth, Billy Fish Books 2012 The Expedition, The Seed Buried Deep, Billy Fish Books, 2013 The Expedition, To the Brink, Billy Fish Books, 2014 Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul, HCI, 2002 Contributor to Flightless: Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground, Lonely Planet Publications, 2008 Contributor to The Modern Explorers, Thames & Hudson, 2013 Smith, Pedalling to Hawaii, Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005 Recognized by Guinness World Records as the first individual human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth, 2013.

Teamed with Stevie Smith, Lewis was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power, February 1995. First person to cross North America on inline skates, September 1996. First person to cross the Pacific Ocean by pedal power, August 2000; the Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of Earth and BillyFish Books awarded the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Bill Fisher Award for best first book, 2013 Winner of the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award for The Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of Earth Winner of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award for The Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of Earth Winner of the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for The Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of Earth Grand Prize Winner of the 20

Warmoth T. Gibbs

Warmoth Thomas Gibbs Sr. was an American educator, retired Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, civil rights activist, fourth president of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Gibbs was one of the first black commissioned officers in World War I and served as president of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College from 1955 to 1960. During his presidency, North Carolina A&T became accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. Warmoth T. Gibbs was born on April 5, 1892, in Baldwin, Louisiana, a town in the southern Louisiana region of Acadiana; because of the lack of public education for African-Americans in the area, Gibbs received his primary education from a United Methodist Church boarding school for blacks. Gibbs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wiley College in Texas, he earned bachelor's degrees in political science and history, in addition to a master's degree in Education from Harvard University. Gibbs enlisted in the United States Army during World War I and became one of the few black officers of that time.

Serving as a second lieutenant with the predominantly black 92nd Division Expeditionary Force, Gibbs saw battle in France in 1917 and 1918 before returning to the United States in 1919. In 1926, Gibbs began his career at the Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, now North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, as head of the military service unit and the school's dean of men. In 1928, Gibbs became the dean of the Department of General Services, of what is now the College of Arts and Sciences. After the death of president, Dr. Ferdinand D. Bluford in 1955, Gibbs was appointed as the acting head of North Carolina A&T College, he would be inaugurated as president of the college on November 9, 1956. During Gibbs' administration, the college acquired land to extend the main campus, A&T was admitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1959; the guidance center became a separate department, a placement office was established, athletics flourished and coaching staffs were reorganized.

On February 1, 1960, one of the most dramatic events during the Gibbs administration occurred when four freshmen students, Ezell Blair, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, David Richmond sat down at a segregated lunch counter at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth's store in protest of the company's policy of excluding African Americans from being served there. During the height of the protests, Greensboro's white city leaders urged Gibbs to use his authority as President to quell the student protesters who had taken to the streets to march; this event, known as the Greensboro sit-ins, initiated a sit-in movement, a pivotal event during the civil rights movement. On May 23, 1960, the role of President Emeritus was bestowed upon him by the college, after 34 years of service to A&T, Gibbs retired in 1966, at the age of 74. In that same year, he wrote the "History of The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College," which recounts the history of the university from its beginnings as a land grant institution to the administration of Dr. Lewis Dowdy.

Gibbs died at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital on April 19, 1993, at the age of 101, he was married for 49 years to Marece Jones Gibbs until her death in 1967. With his wife, they had three children: a daughter Elizabeth Gibbs Moore, two sons Chandler and Warmoth Jr. A building on N. C. A&T's campus is named for Gibbs. Constructed in 1980, W. T. Gibbs Hall houses The Graduate School, as well as various social sciences. Gibbs is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and was instrumental in the establishment of fraternity on the campus of North Carolina A&T. Gibbs, Warmoth T.. History of The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Book Company. Pfaff, Eugene, E. "Oral history interview with Warmoth T. Gibbs by Eugene Pfaff". Civil Rights Greensboro. University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Retrieved 23 February 2014

HD 134439/HD 134440

HD 134439 and HD 134440 are a pair of K-type runaway stars, nearly hypervelocity stars, in the constellation Libra. Although they are 96 ly away, they have one of the highest proper motions of any star in the sky, travelling over 3.5 arcseconds every year. The stars are believed to originate from outside of the Milky Way from a destroyed, unusually dusty satellite galaxy, they have an low metallicity, only about 3.5% that of the Sun, with unusual chemical abundances different from those of stars formed anywhere in the galaxy. Because of this, they are considered subdwarfs, are less luminous than a main-sequence star of the same spectral type would be, it is unknown if HD 134439 and 134440 are orbiting each other, as at their distance, they would have to be a minimum 0.14 light-years apart from each other, which would make them one of the widest binary systems known. Further adding to this, using Gaia data, HD 134440 appears to be 0.54±0.26 light years further than HD 134439, resulting in a true separation of 0.56±0.25 light years from each other.

If they are orbiting each other, they would have an orbital period on the scale of 5.3±3 million years, making them one of the longest period binary systems known as well. In a 2018 study, it was found that HD 134440 had a noticeably higher metallicity than HD 134439, which could be explained by the star having engulfed a planet orbiting it, suggesting that it may be possible for planets to form around stars with low content of planet-forming material

2012 Rally México

The 2012 Rally México was the third round of the 2012 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place between 8 and 11 March 2012. *This team does not score points in the PWRC championship. The "Power stage" was a 5.46 km stage at the end of the rally. Notes: 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers on the'Power Stage', where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1 for the fastest three drivers on the stage. Notes: † — The Mini WRC Team lost its manufacturer status in February when parent company BMW withdrew works support from the team, demoting them to customer team status; the team kept the points it scored on Rallye Monte Carlo although it was no longer classified as a manufacturer entrant. They were replaced by the WRC Team Mini Portugal as the official Mini works team. ‡ — Armindo Araújo World Rally Team and Palmeirinha Rally merged to form WRC Team Mini Portugal. The points they scored at the Rallye Monte Carlo were removed from the manufacturers' championship; the official website for the rally The official website of the World Rally Championship

Dena Hankins

Dena Hankins is an American novelist and short story author, best known for queer and transgender erotic romance. Her short stories have been published in several erotica anthologies, including Best Lesbian Romance of the Year 2015 edited by Radclyffe. Hankins' work is part of a growing trend to feature queer romance, outside of the "issues" books that were once more common. Publisher's Weekly called her novel Blue Water Dreams, featuring a love story between a queer cisgender woman and a transgender man, an "exciting debut", Lambda Literary Review included Blue Water Dreams among "new and noteworthy" LGBT books. Literary blog Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews chose Blue Water Dreams for inclusion in its "Best of 2014" top ten list; the American Library Association found her book to be "well within the expectations of the romance genre, albeit with an aypical male lead."Hankins' second novel, Heart of the Lilikoi, features an erotic romance between a cisgender lesbian construction contractor and a masculine genderqueer solar energy scientist in the midst of sabotage and the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

Publisher's Weekly called Heart of the Lilikoi an "intriguing contemporary", "strong and satisfying" with "intensely vivid erotic encounters". Lysistrata Cove, published in September 2016, is a romance within a tale of high seas adventure while examining questions of artistic autonomy within the U. S. music industry. It includes a BDSM relationship between a trans masculine sea captain and a polyamorous queer superstar chanteuse. Hankins studied English Literature at the University of Washington Seattle, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1998; the following year she bought a boat with her partner, photographer James Lane, began living aboard full-time. The couple sailed their small craft from Seattle to San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. After a year living in Kerala, they returned to the United States to purchase a new sailing vessel and traveled the East Coast of the United States from Virginia to Maine. A Cruising Editor for The Waterway Guide, Hankins is certified to sail and charter intracostal waterways with a 50-ton Master License by the United States Coast Guard.

Hankins chronicled her "Around the World in 80 Years" traveling adventures as well as pieces from her growing body of literary work at her blog, Sovereign Nations. Before launching her writing career Hankins worked for eight years as a sex educator with Babeland, a Seattle-based feminist sex toy store. In 2001 she was featured on HBO's Real Sex #26 as a demo model for a Babeland cunnilingus workshop. Novels: Blue Water Dreams published by Bold Strokes Books Heart of the Lilikoi published by Bold Strokes Books Lysistrata Cove published by Bold Strokes Books Short Story Fiction: "The Battle of Blair Mountain" in Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire: Lesbian Military Historical Erotica, edited by Sacchi Green "Cooling Down, Heating Up" in Love Burns Bright: A Lifetime of Lesbian Romance, in Best Lesbian Romance of the Year 2015 both edited by Radclyffe "Gift" in Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel "Goa" in Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women's Erotica, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, in "Breathless: Steamy Sexy Short Stories", edited by Roger Leatherwood "Floating in Space" in Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians, edited by Sacchi Green "Symphony" in Begging For It: Female Fantasy Erotica, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel "Teamwork" in Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories, edited by Sacchi Green Official website Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews "Best of 2014" Hankins Reading "Cooling Down, Heating Up" on the Liz McMullen Show Author Page at Bold Strokes Books: Dena Hankins Sailing Blog: Sovereign Nations Photography by James Lane: Sovereign Nations Sexlife Canada Review of Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women's Erotica Interview with Dena Hankins about writing Blue Water Dreams


The Suquamish are a Lushootseed-speaking Native American people, located in present-day Washington in the United States. They are a southern Coast Salish people. Today, most Suquamish people are enrolled in the federally recognized Suquamish Tribe, a signatory to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. Chief Seattle, the famous leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Tribes for which the City of Seattle is named, signed the Point Elliot Treaty on behalf of both Tribes; the Suquamish Tribe owns the Port Madison Indian Reservation. Suquamish people traditionally speak a dialect of Lushootseed, which belongs to the Salishan language family. Like many Northwest Coast indigenous peoples pre-European contact, the Suquamish enjoyed the rich bounty of land and sea west of the Cascade Mountains, they harvested shellfish in local waters and Puget Sound. The cedar tree provided fiber used to weave waterproof clothing and beautiful utilitarian items, provided wood for longhouses, seagoing canoes and ceremonial items.

The Suquamish traditionally lived on the western shores of Puget Sound, from Apple Tree Cove in the north to Gig Harbor in the south, including Bainbridge Island and Blake Island. They had villages throughout the region, the largest centered on Old Man House, the largest winter longhouse in the Salish Sea and, the largest longhouse known. Today, the Suquamish continue to fish and harvest in their traditional territory, a new generation of local artists — among them Ed Carriere, Betty Pasco, Andrea Wilbur-Sigo — carry on the ways of their ancestors in creating beautiful carved or woven items that help tell the story of the Suquamish people; the first contact between Suquamish and European peoples came in 1792 when George Vancouver explored Puget Sound and met members of the Suquamish Tribe including Schweabe and Kitsap. More regular contact with non-Natives came with the establishment of British trading posts in Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia in the early 19th century. Once the Washington Territory was established in 1853, the U.

S. government began signing treaties with area indigenous leaders to extinguish aboriginal claims and make land available for non-Native settlement. In the Point Elliott Treaty signed on January 22, 1855, the Suquamish agreed to cede land to the United States in exchange for certain payments and obligations, they reserved for themselves the land that became designated as the Port Madison Indian Reservation, near their winter village on Agate Pass. They reserved the right to fish and harvest shellfish in their Usual and Accustomed Areas, reserved certain cultural and natural resource rights within their historical territory. Today, the Suquamish Tribe is a co-manager with the State of Washington of the state's salmon fishery. Two members of the Suquamish came to be recognized across the region as great leaders. One was Kitsap, who led a coalition of Puget Sound Tribes against the Cowichan Tribes of Vancouver Island around 1825. Another was Seattle, son of Schweabe, a peacekeeper during the turbulent times of the mid-19th century.

Martha George served as chairwoman of the Suquamish Tribe from the late 1920s to the early 1940s. Lawrence Webster served as chairman of the Suquamish Tribe from 1979-1985. In 1979, he traveled to Washington, D. C. to represent Native Americans at an event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the government program, VISTA. In 1983, he helped establish the Suquamish Museum. Earlier in his life, he was a noted baseball catcher, playing on a Suquamish team in 1921, sent by a national sporting-goods company on a goodwill tour of Japan. Leonard Forsman, an anthropologist and archeologist who has served as the Suquamish Tribe’s chairman since 2005, is a governor-appointed member of the state Board on Geographic Names and an Obama appointee to the U. S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Cindy Webster-Martinson, a former Suquamish Tribal Council member, is vice president of the North Kitsap School Board and is believed to be the first Native American elected to non-Tribal public office in Kitsap County.

She is a granddaughter of Lawrence Webster. The Suquamish Tribe is governed by a seven-member council, elected by citizens of the Suquamish Tribe. Government departments include administration, child support enforcement, community development, early learning center, fisheries, human services, natural resources, police. Economic contributions: $52.2 million in wages and benefits paid to employees. Community contributions: $694,033 awarded to 201 organizations. Port Madison Enterprises, the Tribe’s economic development arm, is the second-largest private-sector employer in Kitsap County with 752 employees, surpassed only by Harrison Medical Center. Port Madison Enterprises is governed by a seven-member board of directors, which includes a Tribal Council liaison. Ventures: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, White Horse Golf Club, Kiana Lodge, PME Retail, Property Management. Subsidiaries: Port Madison Enterprises Construction Corporation; the PME Fund sets aside non-gaming funds for distribution as grants to organizations that “ the lives of community members” and “support worthy programs in the region.”

The Tribe has reacquired land lost during the allotment era, “the Tribe and Tribal members now own more than half of the land on the reservation for the first time in recent history,” Suquamish Tribe communications director April Leigh said. Major acquisitions include White Horse Golf Club in 2010, placed into trust in Mar