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John Graves Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796 in southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. He founded York and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as courts of law, trial by jury, English common law, freehold land tenure, in the abolition of slavery in Canada, his long-term goal was the development of Upper Canada as a model community built on aristocratic and conservative principles, designed to demonstrate the superiority of those principles to the republicanism and democracy of the United States. His energetic efforts were only successful in establishing a local gentry, a thriving Church of England, an anti-American coalition with select Indigenous nations, he is seen by many Canadians as a founding figure in Canadian history by those in Southern Ontario. He is commemorated in Toronto with Simcoe Day. Simcoe was the only surviving son of Katherine Simcoe, his parents had four children.

His father was a captain in the Royal Navy who commanded the 60-gun HMS Pembroke during the Siege of Louisbourg, with James Cook as his sailing master. He died of pneumonia on 15 May 1759 on board his ship in the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River a few months prior to the siege of Quebec, was buried at sea; the family moved to his mother's parental home in Exeter. His paternal grandparents were Mary Simcoe, he was educated at Exeter Grammar Eton College. He spent a year at Oxford, he was initiated into Freemasonry in Union Lodge, Exeter on 2 November 1773. In 1770, Simcoe entered the British Army as an ensign in the 35th Regiment of Foot, his unit was dispatched to the Thirteen Colonies, he saw action in the American Revolutionary War during the Siege of Boston. After the siege, in July 1776, he was promoted captain in the 40th Regiment of Foot, he saw action with the grenadier company of the 40th Foot in the New York and New Jersey campaign and the Philadelphia campaign. Simcoe commanded the 40th at the Battle of Brandywine on 11 September 1777.

Legend has it that Simcoe ordered his men at Brandywine not to fire upon three fleeing rebels, among whom was George Washington. In 1777, Simcoe sought to form a Loyalist regiment of free blacks from Boston but instead was offered the command of the Queen's Rangers formed on Staten Island on 15 October 1777, it was a well-trained light infantry unit comprising 11 companies of 30 men, 1 grenadier, 1 hussar, the rest light infantry. The Queen's Rangers saw extensive action during the Philadelphia campaign, including a successful surprise attack at the Battle of Crooked Billet. In 1778, Simcoe led an attack on Judge William Hancock's house during a foraging expedition opposed by Patriot militia; the attack wounded five others. William Hancock was killed, although he was not with the Americans; the attack took place with bayonets. On 28 June of that year and his Queen's Rangers took part in the Battle of Monmouth, in and near Freehold, New Jersey. On August 31, 1778, Lieut. Col. Simcoe led a massacre of forty Native Americans, allied with the Continental Army, in what is today the Bronx, NY.

This place is known as Indian Field in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx. NY. On October 26, 1779, Simcoe and 80 men launched an attack on central New Jersey from southern Staten Island known as Simcoe's Raid, from what is known today as the Conference House, resulting in the burning of Patriot supplies inside a Dutch Reformed Church in Finderne, including hay and grain. Simcoe rejoined his unit in Virginia, he participated in the Raid on Richmond with Benedict Arnold in January, 1781 and was involved in a skirmish near Williamsburg and was at the Siege of Yorktown. He was invalided back to England in December of that year as a Lieutenant-Colonel, having been promoted in March 1782. Simcoe wrote a book on his experiences with the Queen's Rangers, titled A Journal of the Operations of the Queen's Rangers from the end of the year 1777 to the conclusion of the late American War, published in 1787. Simcoe convalesced at the Devon home of Admiral Samuel Graves. In 1782, Simcoe married his godfather's ward.

Elizabeth was a wealthy heiress, who acquired a 5,000-acre estate at Honiton in Devon and built Wolford Lodge. Wolford was the Simcoe family seat until 1923; the Simcoes had five daughters before their posting in Canada. Son Francis was born in 1791, their Canadian-born daughter, died in infancy in York. She is buried in the Victoria Square Memorial Park on Toronto. Francis returned with his father to England when his tenure joined the army, he was killed in an infantry charge during the Peninsular War in 1812. Son Henry Addington Simcoe became an English theologian. Simcoe entered politics in 1790, he was elected Member of Parliament as a supporter of the government. As MP, he proposed raising a militia force like the Queen's Rangers, he proposed to lead an invasion of Spain. But instead he was to be made lieutenant governor of the new loyalist province of Upper Canad

Nigeria at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Nigeria competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Men's 100 m Sunday EmmanuelRound 1 — 10.31 Round 2 — 10.36 Semifinal — 10.45 Deji AliuRound 1 — 10.35 Round 2 — 10.29 Semifinal — 10.32 Seun OgunkoyaRound 1 — 10.72 Men's 200 m Francis ObikweluRound 1 — 20.76 Round 2 — 20.33 Semifinal — 20.71 Uchenna EmedoluRound 1 — 20.87 Round 2 — 20.93 Men's 400 m Sunday BadaRound 1 — 45.75 Round 2 — 45.83 Jude MonyeRound 1 — 45.79 Round 2 — 46.32 Nduka AwazieRound 1 — 46.81 Men's 400 m hurdles Sylvester OmodialeRound 1 — 51.06 Men's 4 × 100 m Lucky Anusim Nnamdi, Deji Aliu, Uchenna Emedolu, Sunday EmmanuelRound 1 — 38.85 Semifinal — DNF Men's 4 × 400 m Nduka Awazie, Sunday Bada, Clement Chukwu, Fidelis Gadzama, Jude Monye, Enefick Udo-ObongRound 1 — 03:01.20 Semifinal — 03:01.06 Final — 02:58.68 Men's shot put Chima UgwuQualifying — 19.11 Men's Discus Chima UgwuQualifying — DNS Women's 100 m Mary Onyali-OmagbemiRound 1 — 11.36 Round 2 — 11.40 Mercy NkuRound 1 — 11.41 Round 2 — 11.26 Semifinal — 11.56 Joan Uduak EkahRound 1 — 11.60 Round 2 — 11.67 Women's 200 m Mary Onyali-OmagbemiRound 1 — 22.90 Round 2 — 23.03 Mercy NkuRound 1 — 23.14 Round 2 — 22.95 Semifinal — 23.40 Fatima Yusuf-OlukojuRound 1 — 23.21 Round 2 — 23.21 Women's 400 m Olabisi AfolabiRound 1 — 51.61 Round 2 — 51.87 Charity OparaRound 1 — 51.77 Round 2 — 51.04 Falilat OgunkoyaRound 1 — 51.88 Round 2 — 50.49 Semifinal — 50.18 Final — 50.12 Women's 100 m hurdles Gloria AlozieRound 1 — 12.84 Round 2 — 12.84 Semifinal — 12.68 Final — 12.68 Angela AtedeRound 1 — 13.09 Round 2 — 13.11 Women's 4 × 100 m Benedicta Ajudua, Glory Alozie, Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali-OmagbemiRound 1 — 43.28 Semifinal — 42.82 Final — 44.05 Women's 4 × 400 m Olabisi Afolabi, Doris Jacob, Falilat Ogunkoya, Rosemary Okafor, Charity OparaRound 1 — 03:22.99 Final — 03:23.80 Women's Shot Put Vivian ChukwuemekaQualifying — 17.47 Women's long jump Patience ItanyiQualifying — 6.33 Men's 63.5 kg Ajose Olusegun Round 1 — Defeated Anoushirvan Nourian of Iran Round 2 — Lost to Ricardo Williams of United States Men's 75 kg Albert Eromosele Round 1 — Bye Round 2 — Lost to Albert Eromosele of Russia Men's 81 kg Jegbefumere Albert Round 1 — Bye Round 2 — Defeated Troy Amos-Ross of Canada Quarterfinal — Lost to Rudolf Kraj of Czech Republic Men's 91 kg Rasmus Ojemaye Round 1 — Bye Round 2 — Lost to Félix Savón of Cuba Men's +91 kg Samuel Peter Round 1 — Bye Round 2 — Defeated Onofrei Constantin of Romania Quarterfinal — Lost to Paolo Vidoz of Italy Group ANigeria — Honduras 3-3 Australia — Nigeria 2-3 Italy — Nigeria 1-1Quarter FinalsChile — Nigeria 4-1Team Roster Greg Etafia Gbenga Okunowo Celestine Babayaro Johnson Sunday Furo Iyenemi Christopher Kanu Victor Agali Bright Igbinadolor Yakubu Azubike Oliseh Garba Lawal Henry Onwuzuruike Pius Ikedia Blessing Kaku Godwin Okpara Isaac Okoronkwo Julius Aghahowa Sam Okoye Chikelue Iloenosi Henry Nwosu Ettah Ijoh MenWomen Women Nigeria at the 1998 Commonwealth Games Nigeria at the 2002 Commonwealth Games

Rokkasho Rhapsody

Rokkasho Rhapsody is a Japanese documentary directed by Hitomi Kamanaka and released in 2006. It is the second in Kamanaka's trilogy of films on the problems of nuclear power and radiation, preceded by Hibakusha at the End of the World and followed by Ashes to Honey; the documentary reports on the issues surrounding the construction of the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture focusing on the lives of the nearby residents who, while nervous about the dangers of radiation, continue living near the plant. It covers the protests against the plant. In a poll of critics at Kinema Junpo, Rokkasho Rhapsody was selected as the fourth best documentary of 2006. List of books about nuclear issues List of films about nuclear issues Ashes to Honey Kamanaka, Hitomi. Rokkasho-mura rapusodī = Rokkashomura rhapsody: dokyumentarī genzai shinkōkei. Tokyo: Kage Shobō. ISBN 9784877143893. Official site Japanese Film Database