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Peter Holt

Peter M. Holt is an American businessman, he is the former CEO of HoltCat, the largest Caterpillar dealership in the United States and former chairman, CEO, owner of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, which owns the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, the USL's San Antonio FC, the AHL's San Antonio Rampage, the NBA Development League's Austin Spurs. Holt is the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt, who developed the first practical track-type tractor in 1904, his family's history in San Antonio, Texas began in 1933, when his great uncle, William K. Holt, moved to San Antonio to start a Caterpillar dealership; as he had no heirs, Bill invited B. D. Holt to get involved in the business. In 1961, B. D. Holt moved to Corpus Christi and started his own Caterpillar dealership. Holt, a Peoria, Illinois native, lived in San Antonio as a child before moving to Corpus Christi. After graduating high school in Corpus Christi, Holt went into the United States Army, serving two years, including a one-year tour of duty as an infantryman in Vietnam.

He ended his military duty as a Sergeant with a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart. Upon leaving the army, Holt went to California, working for an investment banking house and became involved in a bar and restaurant business. Holt rejoined his father in 1983 to work in Corpus Christi at his Caterpillar dealership. Holt diversified the dealership's markets. In September 1987, Holt and his father purchased Holt Machinery Co. in San Antonio, reuniting the original Caterpillar dealership that his great uncle started in 1933. Holt would expand the company's Texas presence by purchasing Darr Equipment Company of Dallas, a Caterpillar dealer in the DFW Metroplex. In 1993, Holt decided to invest in the San Antonio Spurs, wanting to help keep the team in San Antonio, he and his wife Julianna became the team's principal owners. Holt and the Spurs organization purchased other franchises – the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League, the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, the renamed San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA.

With each purchase, the team colors were changed to the motif used by the Spurs. To keep the team in San Antonio, Holt led a successful effort to build a new arena, the AT&T Center, through a ballot measure that would provide public funding for its construction; the new home to the Spurs and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition broke ground in August 2000 and opened for the 2002 season. During his tenure as owner, the Spurs won five championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014. Holt retired in 2016, his wife, succeeded him. Holt served as Chairman of the United Way of Bexar County, he is a member of the World presidents’ Organization, is a trustee of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He served as chairman of the board of St. Mary's Hall, a private school in San Antonio. A frequent contributor to the Republican Party, Holt has contributed over $500,000 to the campaigns of Governor Rick Perry, who appointed Holt as a commissioner of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. A strong supporter of international trade, Holt is a board member of Free Trade Alliance-San Antonio, as well as the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and Chase Bank-San Antonio.

According to documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Julianna Hawn Holt filed for divorce December 22, 2017 in Bexar County District Court. Holt was inducted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2004. CAT Circle of Excellence Award winner Texas Business Hall of Fame inductee 2014 USAA/NaVOBA Vetrepreneur of The Year Award winner Five-time NBA Champion Two-time NBA G League Champion – 2012, 2018 Holt Caterpillar web site San Antonio Spurs web site

L. D. Ricketts

Louis Davidson Ricketts was an American economic geologist, mining engineer and banker who pioneered development of copper mines in the U. S. state of Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora. Ricketts was educated at Princeton University, earning both a B. Sc. and D. Sc. Being a Fellow in Chemistry and a Fellow in Economic Geology, he went to Colorado and began at the bottom in Leadville as mine surveyor and assayer foreman of a short-lived mine operation near Silverton, as a consultant and expert witness on geology for mine lawsuits in Leadville and elsewhere. In 1887-1890 he served as Geologist for Wyoming Territory. In 1890 he was recruited by Dr. James Douglas of Phelps Dodge and began his long mining career in the Southwest borderlands, his first years were filled with more failures than successes. In 1891, Douglas appointed Ricketts manager of the Commercial Mining Company to introduce the Southwest's first Hunt-Douglas process leaching plant at Copper Basin, near Prescott, it burned down, a premature test of hydrometallurgy.

The company, backed by Phelps Dodge acquired claims adjacent and above the rich United Verde mine at Jerome. Here too Ricketts failed to find profitable ore. At Globe, efforts to open several claims for the Phelps Dodge proved marginal. In 1893, he returned to Silverton, Colorado invested in a silver mine, built a mill, went bankrupt; the failure educated him not to build a costly mill before opening an ore reserve large enough to pay the bills, let alone make a profit. By the mid-1890s, Ricketts was rehired by Douglas and sent to northern Sonora, with hopes of finding copper properties. In 1897, Dr. Ricketts recommended that Phelps Dodge buy the then-small Moctezuma copper mine in northern Sonora from the Guggenheim family. Dr. Douglas put him in charge of redeveloping the property, in what became the first attempt to mine a porphyry copper deposit by mass methods. Ricketts planned and constructed a modern mine, concentrator and townsite, connected by railroad; the plant was innovative in that it was constructed of steel frame, the works powered by electricity.

By 1901, when he left the company, the Moctezuma mine was a profitable, low-cost copper producer, mining ore with less than 3% copper, a record at the time. He had gained maturity as a mine manager and had become a sought after metallurgist. In this same time period, Dr. Ricketts designed another modern copper concentrator for the Detroit Copper Mining Company of Arizona at Morenci and invested in what became the Valley National Bank, one of the first substantial banks in Arizona. Ricketts continued to serve as a Valley Bank executive for the rest of his life. In 1901, he opened office as a consultant and became legendary for his designs of major metallurgical works during the early twentieth century copper boom. Over the next decade and a half, Ricketts designed new smelters and/or concentrators, for example, at Old Dominion copper mine at Globe, for the Copper Queen at Douglas and Bisbee, at Miami, at Cananea, at Clifton, plus a coal washing plant for Phelps Dodge at Dawson, New Mexico. During this period, he served as president and general manager of the Anaconda interests at Cananea, rebuilding its metallurgical works.

Since 1907, Arizona copper mines have produced over half the nation's copper, much of the first three decades of this copper was processed through mills designed by Ricketts. On November 18, 1915, because of his work in developing the state’s mineral resources, the governor of Arizona honored Ricketts with a medal and special ceremony at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, as the “most distinguished citizen of Arizona.”Ricketts' most significant metallurgical innovations came in the 1910s. As a consulting engineer for the Inspiration copper mine and International smelter in Miami, owned by Anaconda, he introduced the first froth flotation plant at a major copper works. Significant was his work, with John Campbell Greenway, in developing the innovative copper-leaching technology with electrolytic refining for ore from the New Cornelia mine at Ajo, Arizona. At Ajo, his fortune was made. With help of staffs of chemists this leaching technology was adopted at other works, such as his introduction of the process at Inspiration, was a direct descendant of his work for Dr. Douglas in 1891.

This process is the basis for all modern leaching processes used in copper mines around the world. He flirted with California oil projects, Chilean copper mines, Chihuahua, Mexico railroads and silver-lead mines, but his great works had been completed. In 1916, he was recognized for his contributions by his election as president of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. Earlier, in 1910, he had been recognized with the gold medal from the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Great Britain, he received the degree of L. L. D. from the University of Arizona in 1916, doctor of engineering from Princeton in 1925. He was elected a Trustee to Princeton, where he maintained a home for his mother and sister, was a donor to and served as trustee of Caltech. In 1940 he was awarded the gold medal, named after his mentor James Douglas, of the American Institute of Mining and Petroleum Engineers. Ricketts suffered a serious illness in 1917. While he did recover, resumed his consulting practice, he did not undertake any major new projects.

He retired to Pasadena, where he died in 1940. He retained hi

List of ships of World War II (M)

The List of ships of the Second World War contains major military vessels of the war, arranged alphabetically and by type. The list includes armed vessels that served during the war and in the immediate aftermath, inclusive of localized ongoing combat operations, garrison surrenders, post-surrender occupation, colony re-occupation and prisoner repatriation, to the end of 1945. For smaller vessels, see list of World War II ships of less than 1000 tons; some uncompleted. Ships are designated to the country under which they operated for the longest period of the Second World War, regardless of where they were built or previous service history. Submarines show submerged displacement. Click on headers to sort column alphabetically. Colledge, J. J.. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. Navy.mil: List of homeports and their ships NavSource Naval History Whitley, M J. Destroyers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia.

London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 1-85409-521-8. Whitley, M J. Cruisers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia. London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 1-85409-225-1. "Allied warships". Uboat.net. Guðmundur Helgason. 1995–2007. "Battleships-Cruisers.co.uk". Cranston Fine Arts. 2001–2007

Thyra, New South Wales

Thyra, New South Wales is a parish and suburb in Cadell County, Southern New South Wales Australia. It is located 15 km north of Echuca, Victoria at 35°49′54″S 144°41′04″E and is on the Balranald branch line of the Deniliquin railway line and in Murray River Council. One church building remains the only public building, the nearest town is Mathoura. Thyra was on the border of the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta peoples, their neighbors the Baraba baraba; the first Europeans to the area were Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, in 1824, Captain Charles Sturt in 1830. In In 1852 Francis Cadell, began a steam ship service; the nearby Murray river here is still navigable by paddle steamer. Agriculture remains the main economic activity and Electorally the parish is in the Division of Farrer

United States men's national junior ice hockey team

The United States men's national junior ice hockey team represents the United States at the IIHF World U20 Championship. The team has won 4 world junior championships. Many talented NHL prospects, such as John Carlson, Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Zach Parise, Matthew Tkachuk, played on this team. Record book data: Note: 1974, 1975 and 1976 tournaments are considered unofficial, they are not included in the IIHF records.1974 — 5th place 1975 — 6th place 1976 — did not participate 1977 — 7th place 1978 — 5th place 1979 — 6th place 1980 — 7th place 1981 — 6th place 1982 — 6th place 1983 — 5th place 1984 — 6th place 1985 — 6th place 1986 — Bronze 1987 — 4th place 1988 — 6th place 1989 — 5th place 1990 — 7th place 1991 — 4th place 1992 — Bronze 1993 — 4th place 1994 — 6th place 1995 — 5th place 1996 — 5th place 1997 — Silver 1998 — 5th place 1999 — 8th place 2000 — 4th place 2001 — 5th place 2002 — 5th place 2003 — 4th place 2004 — Gold 2005 — 4th place 2006 — 4th place 2007 — Bronze 2008 — 4th place 2009 — 5th place 2010 — Gold 2011 — Bronze 2012 — 7th place 2013 — Gold 2014 — 5th place 2015 — 5th place 2016 — Bronze 2017 — Gold 2018 — Bronze 2019 — Silver 2020 — 6th place Roster for the 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Head coach: Scott Sandelin Team USA U20 all-time scoring leaders - QuantHockey