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Loco or El Loco may refer to: In the United StatesLoco, Georgia, an unincorporated community Loco, Oklahoma, a village Loco River, Puerto RicoElsewhereLoco, Switzerland, a village and former municipality El Loco, ring name of Canadian professional wrestler Rami Sebei Loco, Apache chief Loco, a list of people known as "Loco" or "El Loco" Joe Loco, American jazz and pop pianist and arranger Loco, South Korean rapper Locó, Angolan footballer El Loco, a specific installation of an El Loco model roller coaster at Adventuredome El Loco, a type of roller coaster manufactured by S&S Worldwide Loco, in the Gobots toy line Loco, in the manga and anime series Märchen Awakens Romance Loco, portrayed by Klaus Kinski in the spaghetti western film The Great Silence Loco, a 1984 game for the Commodore 64 Lego Loco, a 1998 children's computer game loco, a musical term meaning "in place".

SS El Sol

SS El Sol was a cargo ship built in 1910 for the Morgan Line, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Company. During World War I, she was known as USAT El Sol in service with the United States Army and as USS El Sol in service with the United States Navy. At the end of war, she reverted to her original name of SS El Sol. SS El Sol was one of four sister ships that carried cargo and a limited number of passengers for the Morgan Line, she was acquired by the U. S. Army after the United States entered World War I in April 1917, converted to carry horses and mules to France. In August 1918, the ship was transferred to the U. S. Navy and continued transporting animals through the end of the war. El Sol returned to the Morgan Line in 1919 and sailed with them until March 1927, when she sank in New York Harbor after colliding with Sac City of the American Diamond Line. A portion of the ship's cargo was salvaged but the ship was scrapped in the year. SS El Sol was a cargo and passenger steamship launched on 11 May 1910 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. of Newport News and delivered to the Atlantic division of the Morgan Line on 20 August 1910.

She was the first of four sister ships. El Sol was 6,008 gross register tons, was 430 feet 1 inch long by 53 feet 1 inch abeam, made 16 knots; the vessel sailed for the Morgan Line, the brand name of the Southern Pacific Steamship Company, which employed her to carry cargo and a limited number of passengers between New York. After the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, El Sol was requisitioned by the United States Shipping Board on behalf of the United States Army, who designated her as an animal transport ship. Although there is no information about the specific conversion of El Sol, for other ships this meant that any second- or third-class passenger accommodations had to be ripped out and replaced with ramps and stalls for the horses and mules carried. Sources do not reveal all of El Sol's movements, but it is known that she departed on her second trip to France from Newport News on 10 February 1918. Carrying 650 animals, El Sol headed to New York to join in a convoy with fellow Army transport Pastores, U.

S. Navy troop transports Covington, DeKalb, George Washington, President Grant, Susquehanna; the convoy was escorted by Huntington when it departed from New York on 18 February, arrived at Saint-Nazaire on 4 March. Ten animals on board El Sol were destroyed during the crossing; the next recorded activity of El Sol was on 3 August, when she was transferred from the Army to the U. S. Navy and commissioned the same day with USNRF, in command. El Sol was assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service and continued to carry animals and supplies for the U. S. Army. By August, each animal transport ship had a transport veterinarian and a permanent veterinary detachment to care for the animals while on board the ship. El Sol had been joined by two of her sister ships, El Oriente and El Occidente in animal transport duty, she next departed Newport News on 23 August 1918 with 520 mules on board. Upon arrival at Saint-Nazaire on 19 September, El Sol delivered her complete load of animals. After returning to the U.

S. El Sol departed again on 30 October with another 620 animals on board. Docking in Bordeaux on 13 November—two days after the Armistice—she again delivered her full load of animals. El Sol made two more roundtrips for the NOTS over the next five months. While returning to the United States from her last NOTS sailing in late March 1919, El Sol responded to distress calls from Scranton, a Navy troop transport which had a damaged rudder and was disabled. El Sol came to the aid of the stricken ship, 900 nautical miles east of New York, to attempt to take her under tow. During the day on 28 March, Scranton attempted to run a towline to El Sol by sending a launch in the rolling seas, but it capsized, killing three men. El Sol stood by Scranton for over 40 hours until minesweeper Penguin arrived and took Scranton under tow. At the conclusion of her last NOTS voyage on 3 April, El Sol was converted to a troop transport and assigned to the Navy's Cruiser and Transport Force on 15 April. El Sol returned 2,714 wounded American servicemen from France in two voyages.

Decommissioned on 18 September, El Sol was returned to the Morgan Line soon after. El Sol resumed cargo service with the Morgan Line, where she had eight years of uneventful operation. On 11 March 1927, however, El Sol was inbound to New York with a $1,000,000 cargo of pig iron and bales of cotton; when a heavy fog settled over New York Harbor, Captain Charles H. Knowles ordered his ship to anchor until the fog cleared; as El Sol was being maneuvered into position at about 07:45, the American Diamond Line ship Sac City hit a glancing blow to El Sol, bounced off and struck El Sol a second time, ripping through El Sol's plating. Sac City's bow had some slight damage, but El Sol sank in about 60 feet of water about a half-mile south of the Statue of Liberty. Out of El Sol's crew of 45 men, 44 were rescued. El Sol settled on the bottom at a 45° angle with only the tops of her masts protruding above the surface. Though the sunken vessel was not considered a haz

Glossary of caving and speleology

There are a number of terms that are used in connection with caves and speleology. The following is an incomplete list. Airbell - An enclosed air space in a flooded tube between the water and the roof Anthodite - A speleothem composed of long needle-like crystals situated in clusters which radiate outward from a common base. Belly crawl - A passage, low Biospeleology - A branch of biology dedicated to the study of organisms that live in caves and are collectively referred to as troglofauna. Boneyard - An intricate maze of limestone with many holes where material has dissolved away. Boulder choke - A collection of large rocks or rubble that obstructs the passage of a cave or mine. In order to progress through passages cavers need to negotiate or clear boulder chokes. Buffoon - Also called a speleo-buffoon or cave-buffoon, a derogatory term referring to cavers who are unprepared and make poor decisions. Cave conservancy - A specialized land trust that manages caves or karst features in the United States.

Cave digging - The practice of enlarging undiscovered cave openings to allow entry. Caver - Someone who explores caves for recreation, a synonym for spelunker Caving - the sport of exploring caves, a synonym for spelunking Cupola - recess, indentation, or cavity in the ceiling of a lava tube, a kind of cave formation. Karst - A landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks. Pit - A vertical space for which ascending or rappelling equipment is required. Pseudokarst - Similar to Karsts, but created by different mechanisms. Cave rescue - A specialized field of wilderness rescue in which injured, trapped or lost cave explorers are medically treated and extracted from various cave environments. Resurgence - The point where water emerges from an aquifer Speleogen - A geological formation within a cave, created by the removal of bedrock, rather than as a secondary deposit. Speleogenesis - The origin and development of caves, the primary process that determines essential features of the hydrogeology of karst and guides its evolution.

Spelunker - Someone who explores caves as a hobby, a synonym for caver Spelunking - Exploring caves as a hobby, a synonym for caving Squeeze - A tight passage Stygofauna - Small aquatic animals living in caves and aquifers Sump - A cave, submerged under water. A sump may be active, with continuous through-flow. Static sumps may be connected underwater to active stream passage; when short in length, a sump may be called a duck. Suspension trauma - Also known as harness hang syndrome, or orthostatic intolerance, is an effect which occurs when the human body is held upright without any movement for a period of time. Swallow-hole - The point where water drains from the surface into a cave system Terrace - A series of dams made of rimstone that slopes gently. Troglobite - An animal that lives in the dark parts of caves Troglofauna - Small, non-aquatic cave-dwelling animals Whaletail - A type of descender produced from a block of aluminium block applies a variable degree of friction. Window - A hole in a thin wall that connects two chambers or passages.

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Cora Bagley Marrett

Cora Bagley Marrett is an African American woman, known for her work as a sociologist and for the National Science Foundation. From May 2011 until August 2014, Marrett served as the Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation. Cora Bagley Marrett was born in 1942 in Virginia, her parents only had a sixth grade education and Marrett was the youngest of 12 children. Marrett received her undergraduate degree from the black Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. In 1968, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD in sociology. Marrett's early academic appointments were at Western Michigan University and the University of North Carolina. Marrett was a tenured professor of Sociology and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1974 to 1997. In 1997, Marrett moved to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst as Provost, Senior Vice Chancellor of Affairs, a professor of Sociology and Afro-American Studies, where she remained until 2001. In 2001, she returned to the University of Wisconsin System, where she served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs until 2007.

From 1992 through 1996, Marrett worked for the National Science Foundation as the Assistant Director for Social and Economic Studies. She was the Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources. In May 2011, Marrett returned to the National Science Foundation as the Deputy Director, a post which she held until August 2014. Marrett has served as NSF's acting director from June to October 2010 and again from March 2013 to March 2014. Marrett directed the United Negro College Fund/Andrew Mellon Programs from 1990 until 1992. In 1996 when she was called upon to sit on the Board of Governors of the Argonne National Laboratory while being a member of a peer-review group for the National Institutes of Health, in which she remained until 1998. Other academic and governmental committees that she has served on include the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, the National Science Foundation, the U. S. Department of Defense and the U.

S. Congress. Women's Occupational Health: The Rise and Fall of a Research Issue Research in Race and Ethnic Relations: A Research Annual Minority Females in High School Mathematics and Science Teacher Goals and Race/Sex Equity in Mathematics and Science Education: The Final Report Gender Influences in Classroom Interaction The Organizational Context of Higher Order Thinking Letter Report: Protecting Participants in Behavioral and Social Science Research While working for the National Science Foundation from 1992-1996, Marrett was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. In 1996, Marrett received an honorary Doctorate from Wake Forest University and became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1998, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences; that year she served as Vice President of the American Sociological Association. Marrett was awarded the American Sociological Association's Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award for work in the intellectual traditions of the work of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, three African American scholars.

Cox and Frazier placed their scholarship in service to social justice, with an eye toward advancing the status of disadvantaged populations, to better conditions globally. Marrett received the award in 2008. Marrett was a Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin. While at Western Michigan University, she was nominated for a University Teaching Award

Taiga Egoshi

Taiga Egoshi is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. A native of Nagasaki, Taiga started playing softball in 2nd grade all the way to junior high school, he joined Kaisei High School's baseball club but his team never made it to Koshien. Upon entering Komazawa University, he participated in the Tohto University League games as an outfielder, won the League Best Nine Award thrice. Together with current Tigers teammate Ryutaro Umeno, they played in the 2013 Japan-USA University Baseball Championship, where Japan won the 5-game series 3-2. In the autumn of his senior year, he batted 0.357 and led his team to its first league championship since 2001. He recorded, he was the Tiger's 3rd pick in the 2014 annual professional baseball draft. On November 26, he signed a contract for an annual salary of 10 million yen, plus a signing bonus of 60 million, he was assigned the jersey number 25 owned by his Komadai senior, Takahiro Arai.2015 During the February spring camp in Okinawa, he showed early promise by hitting well during batting practice sessions and intra-squad games.

He went 4-for-5 during a practice game with the KBO's Samsung Lions. He continued his productive streak, made it to the starting roster for the pre-season exhibition games. On March 4, he hit a 2-run homerun off Softbank's Kenji Otonari, became the first Hanshin rookie to hit a home run in an exhibition game since Takashi Toritani in 2004. Fellow rookie Tsuyoshi Ishizaki recorded the win that day, making them the first Hanshin rookies to record a victory and homerun in an exhibition game since Masashi Fujiwara and Akinobu Okada in 1980, he batted.267 in all of his exhibition game appearances, earned himself a spot in the main squad's opening day roster. He decided to skip his university graduation ceremonies in order to attend the season opener, witnessed the Tigers notch their first victory for the season, first opening day walk-off win in 74 years, he first appeared as a pinch hitter on the 7th inning of the April 2 match against the Swallows, where he got hit by a wild pitch by Tetsuya Yamamoto.

He made it to the starting line up 3 days but still failed to record a hit. His first hit came from Baystar's Shoichi Ino on April 8, but he again went hitless on his next start which prompted management to take him off the active roster on April 13. Despite the demotion, he got his rhythm back in the farm games and was once again called up to the main squad on the 23rd. On his next start, he cracked a 3-run home run off Swallow's Yoshihisa Naruse on his first at-bat; the home run - his first official one, helped Hanshin take two straight wins during an early season slump. “My first hit came at Koshien and I wanted to get my first home run at Koshien too,” he said, as he recalled connecting on Naruse’s 0-1 slider on a drive to left-center. “I swung at the first pitch but was a little tight, so I relaxed and had a nice compact swing on the second pitch.”On July 24, he homered in his second straight game and became the first rookie in franchise history to accomplish the feat since Akinobu Okada in 1980.

Two days he notched his first career modasho against Yokohama and became the first rookie to accomplish the feat since Shunsuke Fujikawa in 2010. During his university years, Egoshi was known for his slugging speed, his throwing arm can be relied upon for defense in the outfield. He became known as the triple three right-handed slugger. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference NPB statistics

Pope Alexander II of Alexandria

Pope Alexander II of Alexandria was the 43rd Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, he presided over his church during an era of great oppression. There is little information available on Alexander's early life as a layman prior to becoming a monk at the monastery of the Enaton west of Alexandria. However, at the Enaton he became well known for his chastity and religious scholarship. Upon the death of Simeon of Alexandria in 701, the Patriarchate of Alexdandria remained vacant for four years, while the members of the church sought an appropriate successor; the lack of a patriarch, created economic problems for the church, so the secretary of state, or mutawallī al-diwān in Alexandria, a Copt named Athanasius, asked the governor to allow the bishop of al-Qays, Anbā Gregorius, to assume authority over the church's finances until a new patriarch would be elected. The governor, Abd al-Malik agreed, which allowed the selection of a patriarch to take top priority. Athanasius gathered together all the Coptic scribes and bishops, the group unanimously selected Alexander based on his sterling reputation.

Alexander was taken to Alexandria to be consecrated. Alexander's patriarchate occurred under several Umayyad caliphs, whose positions on the Copts varied greatly; these included Abd al-Malik, Al-Walid I, Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik, Umar II, Yazid II, Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik. This period included the Siege of Constantinople, which had a serious economic impact on the economy of Egypt; the failure at Constantinople, coupled with the financial strains brought about by the Al-Zubayr rebellion, made the Caliphs look to Egypt as the closest source of funds from which to prop themselves up economically. The confiscatory taxing started. Al-Walid demanded revenues from the Egyptian people, he employed a native Copt named Benjamin who assisted him in locating where the people had hidden their wealth, which would be confiscated by the government. He raised the jizya well beyond any normal rates, for the first time in history, imposed it on the monks as well, he imposed an additional tax of 2000 dinars above the normal rate of kharaj taxation on every bishop.

The extreme financial pressures these taxes imposed on the Copts caused many to convert to Islam to escape them. These feigned converts included such figures as Buṭrus, the viceroy of Upper Egypt, Buṭrus' brother Theodosius, son Theophanes, the governor of Mareotis. Al-Walid did not limit himself to taxing the Copts' finances, he publicly reviled Jesus and once, during a procession, he spat in the face of an image of the Virgin Mary. When the Copts protested to the Caliph about the level of taxation he responded with more seizure of property and higher taxes; such behavior continued under Al-Walid's successors. He went so far as to seize gold and silver utensils used in church services, several pillars and carved wood sculptures, from the churches, use them for profane purposes. Things improved, if only financially, for Alexander and the Copts under Umar II, but the accession of Yazid II after him made things worse than they had been under Al-Walid. Yazid not only reinstated all the earlier taxes, he ordered the destruction of all crosses and sacred images in churches.

He ordered all his subjects to wear a leaden identification badge around their necks, required that all Copts who wished to engage in business activity have the mark of a lion branded on their hands. Anyone caught without the mark would have his hand cut off; this ongoing and escalating abuse of the people by their government instilled a rebellious mood in the Copts, several local revolts broke out against the government. When the government decided that Alexander, as patriarch, must submit to being branded with the lion as well, he protested and asked that he be allowed to plead his case before the viceroy himself. Alexander was taken to Fustat with a special military bodyguard. However, when he arrived at the capital, the viceroy refused to see him, Alexander was forced to remain in Fustat. While in Fustat his health declined. With the help of Anbā Shamūl, the bishop of Awsim, Alexander determined to escape and return to Alexandria by ship. On reaching Tarnūt, with the governor's soldiers in pursuit, Alexander died.

When they found the dead patriarch the soldiers seized Anbā Shamūl and took him back to Fustat, where he was found complicit in Alexander's escape and fined 1000 dinars. With the assistance of the Copts, who raised 300 dinars for him, he was able to raise the money and be released. Alexander's body was taken back to Alexandria, where he was buried with the profound grief of his people. Alexander is regarded as a saint by the Coptic Church, has a feast day on February 1 in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church