Microsoft HoloLens, known under development as Project Baraboo, is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft. HoloLens was one of the first computers running the Windows Mixed Reality platform under the Windows 10 operating system; the HoloLens can trace its lineage to Kinect, an add-on for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, introduced in 2010. The pre-production version of HoloLens, the Development Edition, shipped on March 30, 2016, is targeted to developers in the United States and Canada for a list price of $3000. Samsung and Asus have extended an offer to Microsoft to help produce their own mixed-reality products, in collaboration with Microsoft, based around the concept and hardware on HoloLens. On October 12, 2016, Microsoft announced global expansion of HoloLens and publicized that HoloLens would be available for preorder in Australia, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. There is a Commercial Suite, with enterprise features, such as bitlocker security.
As of May 2017, The Suite sells for $5,000. Microsoft has decided to rent the Hololens without clients making the full investment. Microsoft partner with a company called Abcomrents to give the service of Hololens rental. HoloLens 2 was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 24, 2019, is available on preorder at $3500; the HoloLens is a head-mounted display unit connected to an adjustable, cushioned inner headband, which can tilt HoloLens up and down, as well as forward and backward. To wear the unit, the user fits the HoloLens on their head, using an adjustment wheel at the back of the headband to secure it around the crown and distributing the weight of the unit for comfort, before tilting the visor towards the front of the eyes; the front of the unit houses many of the sensors and related hardware, including the processors and projection lenses. The visor is tinted; the HoloLens must be calibrated to the accustomed vision of the user. Along the bottom edges of the side, located near the user's ears, are a pair of small, red 3D audio speakers.
The speakers, competing against typical sound systems, do not obstruct external sounds, allowing the user to hear virtual sounds, along with the environment. Using head-related transfer functions, the HoloLens generates binaural audio, which can simulate spatial effects. On the top edge are two pairs of buttons: display brightness buttons above the left ear, volume buttons above the right ear. Adjacent buttons are shaped differently—one concave, one convex—so that the user can distinguish them by touch. At the end of the left arm is a power button and row of five, small individual LED nodes, used to indicate system status, as well as for power management, indicating battery level and setting power/standby mode. A USB 2.0 micro-B receptacle is located along the bottom edge. A 3.5 mm audio jack is located along the bottom edge of the right arm. The HoloLens features an inertial measurement unit four "environment understanding" sensors, an energy-efficient depth camera with a 120°×120° angle of view, a 2.4-megapixel photographic video camera, a four-microphone array, an ambient light sensor.
In addition to an Intel Cherry Trail SoC containing the CPU and GPU, HoloLens features a custom-made Microsoft Holographic Processing Unit, a coprocessor manufactured for the HoloLens by Microsoft. The SoC and the HPU each have 1GB LPDDR3 and share 8MB SRAM, with the SoC controlling 64GB eMMC and running the Windows 10 operating system; the HPU uses 28 custom DSPs from Tensilica to process and integrate data from the sensors, as well as handling tasks such as spatial mapping, gesture recognition, voice and speech recognition. According to Alex Kipman, the HPU processes "terabytes of information," one attendee estimated that the display field of view of the demonstration units was 30°×17.5°. In an interview at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, Microsoft Vice-President of Next-Gen Experiences, Kudo Tsunoda, indicated that the field of view is unlikely to be different on release of the current version; the HoloLens contains an internal rechargeable battery, with average life rated at 2–3 hours of active use, or 2 weeks of standby time.
The HoloLens can be operated while charging. HoloLens features IEEE 802.11 ac Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy wireless connectivity. The headset uses Bluetooth LE to pair with the included Clicker, a thumb-sized finger-operating input device that can be used for interface scrolling and selecting; the Clicker features a clickable surface for selecting, an orientation sensor which provides for scrolling functions via tilting and panning of the unit. The Clicker features an elastic finger loop for holding the device, a USB 2.0 micro-B receptacle for charging its internal battery. As of 2016, a number of augmented-reality applications have been announced or showcased for Microsoft HoloLens. A collection of applications will be provided for free for developers purchasing the Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition. Applications available at launch include: Microsoft's virtual assistant. Holograms, a catalog of a variety of 3D objects that users can place and scale around them. HoloStudio, a full-scale 3D modeling application by Microsoft with 3D print compatibility.
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The Marshall Islands the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country and a United States associated state near the equator in the Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia; the country's population of 53,158 people is spread out over 29 coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the southeast, Nauru to the south. About 27,797 of the islanders live on Majuro. Data from the United Nations indicates an estimated population in 2016 of 53,066. In 2016, 73.3% of the population were defined as being "urban". The UN indicates a population density of 295 per km2 and its projected 2020 population is 53,263. Micronesian colonists reached the Marshall Islands using canoes circa 2nd millennium BC, with interisland navigation made possible using traditional stick charts.
They settled here. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, starting with Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese at the service of Spain, Juan Sebastián Elcano and Miguel de Saavedra. Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar reported sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed; the islands derive their name from British explorer John Marshall, who visited in 1788. The islands were known by the inhabitants as "jolet jen Anij". Spain claimed the islands in 1592, the European powers recognized its sovereignty over the islands in 1874, they had been part of the Spanish East Indies formally since 1528. Spain sold some of the islands to the German Empire in 1885, they became part of German New Guinea that year, run by the trading companies doing business in the islands the Jaluit Company. In World War I the Empire of Japan occupied the Marshall Islands, which in 1920, the League of Nations combined with other former German territories to form the South Pacific Mandate.
During World War II, the United States took control of the islands in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign in 1944. Nuclear testing began in 1946 and concluded in 1958; the US government formed the Congress of Micronesia in 1965, a plan for increased self-governance of Pacific islands. The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1979 provided independence to the Marshall Islands, whose constitution and president were formally recognized by the US. Full sovereignty or Self-government was achieved in a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Marshall Islands has been a member of the Pacific Community since 1983 and a United Nations member state since 1991. Politically, the Marshall Islands is a presidential republic in free association with the United States, with the US providing defense and access to U. S.-based agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Postal Service. With few natural resources, the islands' wealth is based on a service economy, as well as some fishing and agriculture.
The country uses the United States dollar as its currency. In 2018, it announced plans for a new cryptocurrency to be used as legal tender; the majority of the citizens of the Republic of Marshall Islands, formed in 1982, are of Marshallese descent, though there are small numbers of immigrants from the United States, China and other Pacific islands. The two official languages are Marshallese, one of the Malayo-Polynesian languages, English; the entire population of the islands practices some religion, with three-quarters of the country either following the United Church of Christ – Congregational in the Marshall Islands or the Assemblies of God. Evidence suggests that around 3,000 years ago successive waves of human migrants from Southeast Asia spread across the Western Pacific populating its many small islands; the Marshall Islands were settled by Micronesians in the 2nd millennium BC. Little is known of the islands' early history. Early settlers traveled between the islands by canoe using traditional stick charts.
The Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar landed there in 1526, the archipelago came to be known as "Los Pintados", "Las Hermanas" and "Los Jardines" within the Spanish Empire, first falling within the jurisdiction of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, to be administered directly by Madrid upon the independence of Latin America and the dissolution of New Spain starting in 1821. They were only formally possessed by Spain for much of their colonial history, were considered part of the "Carolines", or alternatively the "Nuevas Filipinas"; the islands were left to their own affairs except for short-lived religious missions during the 16th and 17th centuries. They were ignored by European powers except for cartographic demarcation treaties between the Iberian Empires in 1529, 1750 and 1777; the archipelago corresponding to the present-day country was independently named by Krusenstern, after British explorer John Marshall, who visited them together with Thomas Gilbert in 1788, en route from Botany Bay to Canton (two s
My Husband's Lover
My Husband's Lover is a 2013 Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana, it premiered on June 10, 2013 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Love & Lies and on June 11, 2013 worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on October 2013, with a total of 94 episodes, it is credited as the first gay-themed drama series in Philippine television due to the series' central subject of homosexual relationships and infidelity. The show has multiple continuing story lines that tackle sensitive yet relevant social issues like homosexual and bisexual relationships and the society's discrimination against homosexuals, pre-marital sex and the consequences of early or unplanned marriages, it tackles the importance of family, friendship and love. The series chronicles the life of a woman, who belatedly discovers that her husband has been carrying on an affair, but not with another woman; the series is streaming online on YouTube.
Vincent Soriano gets his girlfriend Lally pregnant. They raise a family. While Vincent keeps a secret from his wife, he is gay; when Vincent's former male lover, Eric returns to his life, they have an affair until Lally catches them. Lead castDennis Trillo as Eric del Mundo Tom Rodriguez as Vincent Soriano Carla Abellana as Lally Agatep-SorianoSupporting castPancho Magno as Paul Salcedo Bettina Carlos as Vicky Araneta Karel Marquez as Evelyn Agatep Kevin Santos as Danny Victor Basa as David Glydel Mercado as Sandra Agatep Chanda Romero as Sol del Mundo Roi Vinzon as Armando Soriano Kuh Ledesma as Elaine SorianoRecurring castAntone Limgenco as Diego "Diegs" Soriano Elijah Alejo as Hanna "Munchkin" SorianoGuest castKeempee de Leon as Zandro "Zsa Zsa" Soriano Rodjun Cruz as Martin Lizada Roy Alvarez as Manuel Soriano Mark Gil as Galo Agatep Chynna Ortaleza as Stella Ashley Cabrera as Mikaella Jaclyn Jose as Charito Vda. de Carbonel Ryan Agoncillo as Sam Series' creator Suzette Doctolero began developing the series in early 2013.
It all started with her desire to create a non-traditional, out of the box yet has social relevance, truthful and with "real" characters stories. The idea for the series was conceived when Doctolero began thinking about the question: "What would you do if you find out that you husband is cheating on you... with another man?" Although the idea is not-an-easy-story-to-tell because of its controversial theme which touches on the sensitive issue of homosexual and bisexual relationships, Doctolero explained that "the show is not all about the queerness of the characters but more of a love story and a family drama. When Doctolero presented the idea to GMA Network, the management said "yes" because they found the concept interesting and "it was based on the relatability of the masses to the topic."Carolyn Galve served as the executive producer of the series throughout its run. Dominic Zapata was assigned to direct the show. Zapata said "It's refreshing for me to direct this material; the subject is sensitive and I want to be accurate in portraying how gay people are and the dynamics of gay relationships so we did a lot of research.
I don't want to make a mistake or make a misrepresentation." Regarding the theme, Zapata stressed "I'm sure a lot of people are gonna say a thing or two about the show. All I have to say is, this show is a love story, and love is a beautiful thing and it shines through no matter age, no matter race, no matter color, no matter gender preference. Love is love and no matter what package it comes in, it's still beautiful."Filming for the series began May 21, 2013. Many of the scenes were filmed on location in Quezon City; the show is designed for sixteen-week run. The show is extended for additional three weeks and concluded in October 2013; the series' program manager, Helen Rose Sese clarified that the show won't delve on the sensual aspects of relationships—straight or not. "The show's intention is not to promote gay and lesbian relationship, but more of a reflection that this is happening now. The creative team will be under scrutiny to try and avoid noise on the part of religious groups. We make sure we don’t go beyond anything that will offend them, as well as the gay community."
Sese stressed that the network has informed the local censors' body on the controversial series. The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board has shown understanding of their material while warning them to observe certain limitations in presenting delicate scenes for general viewership; the show has been approved without cuts by the MTRCB, albeit with an SPG or Strong Parental Guidance rating. A kissing scene between Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo was supposed to be aired in the finale but was not shown due to MTRCB guidelines; the scene could be seen in the DVD version of the show. The series featured three main characters and nine prominent recurring characters throughout its run. Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana were the first two actors. Abellana was cast as Lally Agatep-Soriano, a woman who struggles to be the perfect wife for the husband she loves who, in fact is a closeted gay. Although she described the series as "a risky project", Abellana didn't have qualms accepting the role.
She loves that the series encompasses a wider audience which include straight, lesbian, married or single audience. Trillo, on the other hand had finishing Temptation of Wife, was chosen to play Eric del Mundo, a gay architect and the lover of Lally’s husband, Vincent Soriano. Trillo was cast as Vincent Soriano but he decided to play Eric del Mundo instead. Trillo is not new to gay roles, he played gay characters in the past –
Marshall station (Texas)
Marshall station is a railroad station in Marshall, Texas. It is served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system, which operates the Texas Eagle through Marshall each day, with service north to Chicago and west-southwest to Dallas, San Antonio and Los Angeles; the station houses the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot & Museum. The ticket office in Marshall is staffed 7 days a week from 7am to 10am, 5:30pm to 8:30pm; the station known as the T&P Depot, is the only surviving structure of the Texas and Pacific Railway shops complex which consisted of fifty-seven buildings spanning 66 acres. The building is located in the Ginocchio Historic District of the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1912 to house a passenger station and the headquarters of railroad's eastern district; the building welcomed soldiers in both World War I and World War II, at its height housed telegraph and immigration offices. During the 1970s a series of events led to the station being abandoned. Amtrak passenger trains used the building beginning in 1974, however in 1988 the Union Pacific Railroad, which owned the property, filed for a permit to demolish the building.
The community intervened and throughout the 1990s worked to save the Depot and the building was restored and resumed service as the local train station. In 2008 T&P Railway #400, a 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam locomotive, was moved to the depot museum grounds from where it had been kept for years before in City Park, restoration work on the engine was completed a couple of years later; the restoration work included rust removal and a new coat of paint, as well as stair access to the cab of the engine for visitors. The locomotive is now accessible to the public during regular museum hours. On October 20, 2012, the station marked its centennial anniversary with a major community celebration, including free tours of the depot and museum, live music from a Dixieland jazz band, a traditional lunch picnic on the depot's east lawn. Union Pacific Railroad contributed to the festivities by bringing the legendary Union Pacific 844 steam locomotive and the UP 150th Anniversary Heritage Train to Marshall for the occasion, as part of its whistle-stop tour celebrating Union Pacific's 150th anniversary.
The heritage train with UP 844 and a traveling "museum-on-wheels" baggage car, was put on public display at the old T&P rail yard east of the depot, a free shuttle provided transportation between the depot and the heritage train during the event. The railroad brought its famous UP No. 956 Mini-Train, which offered free rides around the depot's parking lot. List of Amtrak stations National Register of Historic Places listings in Harrison County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Harrison County Media related to Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot at Wikimedia Commons Amtrak Texas Eagle Stations Great American Stations - Marshall, TXMarshall, TX – Amtrak More views of Marshall Amtrak Station Texas and Pacific Railway Depot, Texas Texas & Pacific Train Depot from the Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University
Maritime Professional Hockey League
The Maritime Professional Hockey League was a professional men's ice hockey league operating in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from around 1911 until 1914. Two of the league's champions challenged for the Stanley Cup; the league was preceded in 1910–11 by the Interprovincial Professional Hockey League and followed in 1914–15 by the Eastern Professional Hockey League. The Maritime Hockey League, the loop was created as an amateur ice hockey league operating in Nova Scotia around 1900; the league is notable for having several teams challenge for the Stanley Cup. Stanley Cup Challengers: 1900 - Halifax Crescents 1906 - New Glasgow CubsAs part of the general progression of elite ice hockey leagues to paid professionals in the time period around 1910, the league made the switch official in 1910, calling itself the Interprovincial Professional Hockey League; the name changed again in 1911 to the Maritime Professional Hockey League and once again in 1914 to the Eastern Professional Hockey League. The EPHL suspended operations on February 1915 after having shrunk to only two teams.
Two MaPHL champions went on to challenge the NHA champion for the Stanley Cup: 1912 - Moncton Victorias 1913 - Sydney MillionairesIn September 1913, the MaPHL arranged with the NHA and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association for the formation of a hockey commission to govern inter-league operations, contract issues and the play of the Stanley Cup between the league champions. In 1914, it was expected that the MaPHL champion would play the Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA for the Stanley Cup, but this was cancelled and Maritime champions did not play for the Stanley Cup again; the Halifax Socials joined the three teams from the IPHL: the Moncton Victorias, the New Glasgow Cubs, the Halifax Crescents. Each team played three home, three away. Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points The Sydney Millionaires join the league making five teams that play the others four times each, two home, two away. After the season, the Millionaires would make an unsuccessful challenge against the Quebec Bulldogs for the Stanley Cup.
The New Glasgow Cubs are renamed the New Glasgow Black Foxes. The Moncton Victorias fold bringing the league back to four teams, each playing the others eight times, four home, four away; the Millionaires do not play a planned Stanley Cup challenge against the Toronto Blueshirts. Glace Bay Miners - 1914–1915 Halifax Crescents - 1910–1914 Halifax Socials - 1911–1914 Moncton Victorias - 1910–1913 New Glasgow Cubs - 1910–1913 New Glasgow Black Foxes - 1913–1915 Sydney Millionaires - 1912–1915 List of Stanley Cup champions Müller, Stephan. International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia: 1904–2005. Books on Demand. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. Maritime Professional Hockey League history
Miller Brewing Company
The Miller Brewing Company is an American beer brewing company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company has brewing facilities in Georgia. On July 1, 2008, SABMiller formed MillerCoors, a joint venture with rival Molson Coors to consolidate the production and distribution of its products in the United States, with each parent company's corporate operations and international operations to remain separate and independent of the joint venture; the joint venture ended after the SABMiller operation was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev on October 10, 2016. The new company is called Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. On October 11, 2016, the company sold the Miller brand portfolio outside the US and Puerto Rico to Molson Coors, which retained "the rights to all of the brands in the MillerCoors portfolio for the U. S. and Puerto Rico". Molson Coors is the sole owner of Miller Brewing Company and plans to keep the MillerCoors name and the Chicago headquarters and to operate the company in much the same manner as before October 11, 2016.
For the consumer, for employees, the change to 100 percent ownership by Molson Coors will not be apparent in the U. S. according to Jon Stern, MillerCoors' director of media relations. "The good news is that none of this impacts Wisconsin. It'll be business as usual. Miller Lite, Coors Light, Miller High Life and Leinenkugel's – and frankly all the rest of our brands will continue to be brewed by us." Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick Miller after his emigration from Hohenzollern, Germany in 1854 with a unique brewer's yeast. He purchased the small Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee for $2300; the brewery's location in the Miller Valley in Milwaukee provided easy access to raw materials produced on nearby farms. In 1855, Miller changed its name to Inc.. The enterprise remained in the family until 1966. In 1966, the conglomerate W. R. Grace and Company bought Miller from Mrs. Lorraine John Mulberger and her family. In 1969, Philip Morris bought Miller from W. R. Grace for $130 million.
In 2002, South African Breweries bought Miller from Philip Morris for $3.6 billion worth of stock and $2 billion in debt to form SABMiller, with Philip Morris retaining a 36% ownership share and 24.99% voting rights. In 2006, Miller Brewing purchased Sparks and Steel Reserve brands from McKenzie River Corporation for $215 million cash. Miller had been producing both brands prior to this purchase. In 2007, SABMiller and Molson Coors combined their U. S. operations in a joint venture called MillerCoors. SABMiller owned 58% of the unit, which operated in the United States but not in Canada, where Molson Coors is strongest. Molson Coors owned the rest of the joint venture. In September 2015, Anheuser-Busch Inbev announced that it had reached a full agreement to acquire SABMiller for $107 Billion dollars, As part of the agreement with U. S. regulators for acquiring SABMiller, AB-Inbev agreed to sell its 58 percent interest in MillerCoors to Molson Coors for 12 billion dollars. The merger was completed on October 10, 2016.
In order to obtain approval for the merger from the U. S. Justice Department, SABMiller agreed to divest itself of the Miller brands in the US and Puerto Rico by selling its stake in MillerCoors to Molson Coors Brewing Company. On October 11, 2016, SABMiller in the U. S. sold its interests in MillerCoors to Molson Coors, its partner in the joint venture, for around US$12 billion. Molson Coors gained full ownership of the Miller brand portfolio outside the US and Puerto Rico, retained the rights to all of the brands that were in the MillerCoors portfolio for the U. S. and Puerto Rico. In Canada, Molson Coors regained the right to market Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Lite. However, in the U. S. the change in ownership of MillerCoors/Miller Brewing Company will not be apparent to consumers or to employees. Miller bought the rights to the Hamm's Brewery brands. Hamm's Beer: Winner of the 2007 Gold Medal for American-Style Lager and the 2010 Gold Medal for American-Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale or Lager at the Great American Beer Festival Hamm's Golden Draft Hamm's Special Light This division is named for the 19th-century name for west State Street in Milwaukee, where the main Miller brewery has been located since its founding.
Icehouse: Icehouse is an ice lager. At 5.5% alcohol by volume, it was the winner of the 2003 and 2007 Gold Medals for American-Style Specialty Lager at the Great American Beer Festival, won the American-style Ice Lager Gold Cup of the 1996 and 1998 World Beer Cup competitions. Icehouse EDGE: Icehouse EDGE is an ice lager/malt liquor and was introduced in June 2012. Red Dog: Although popular during the mid- to late-1990s, Red Dog faded into near obscurity near the start of the 21st century. However, since 2005 it has been returning to stores. Miller has been a large motorsport sponsor since the 1980s. In the CART World Series, the company has sponsored drivers such as Al Unser, Danny Sullivan, Roberto Guerrero, Bobby Rahal and Kenny Bräck, it sponsored the Miller 200 race at Mid-Ohio. In NASCAR Cup Series, Miller has sponsored Bobby Allison from 1983 to 1988, Dick Trickle in 1989, Rusty Wallace from 1990 to 2005, Kurt Busch from 2006 to 2010, Brad Keselowski since 2011. Allison won the 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Kes
Maritime Junior A Hockey League
The Maritime Junior A Hockey League is a Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It consists of five teams from New Brunswick and one team from Prince Edward Island, which make up the Roger Meek Division, six teams from Nova Scotia which make up the Eastlink Division; the winner of the MHL playoffs competes for the Fred Page Cup against the winners of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League and the Central Junior A Hockey League. The winner of the Fred Page Cup moves on to compete for the Canadian National Junior A Championships, the Royal Bank Cup. Known as the Metro Valley Junior Hockey League, the league was founded in 1967 by Fred McGillivray and Louie Lewis of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Don Stewart of Berwick, Nova Scotia as a Junior "B" level hockey league. An Nova Scotia hockey league, it included six teams: East Hants Junior Penguins, Halifax Colonels, Dartmouth Hoyts, Windsor Royals, Kentville Riteways, Berwick Shell Juniors. 1968 saw the Truro Bearcats and Amherst Ramblers replace the teams from Berwick.
In 1971–72 the New Glasgow Bombers and the Pictou Maripacs entered the league. Stellarton and a new Kentville franchise entered the league in 1974 respectively. In 1977, still known as the "Metro Valley", the league entered into the Tier II Junior "A" level; the jump to Junior "A" was, in theory. However The budgets necessary to play at the Jr.'A' level resulted in the immediate withdrawal of the Chester Ravens and the East Hants Penguins. The Cole Harbour Colts, who entered the league in 1976, became the first team in league history to host the national championship known as the Centennial Cup, in 1980; the 1983 season saw the expansion of the Moncton Midland Hawks of Moncton, New Brunswick, the league's first non-Nova Scotia team. The Hawks came from the New Brunswick Junior Hockey League and are now known as the Dieppe Commandos. In 1986, the league expanded to Antigonish and the Scotia Colts, hosted the Centennial Cup; the Summerside Western Capitals of the Island Junior Hockey League, Prince Edward Island's junior hockey league, hosted the 1989 Centennial Cup.
In 1991, Summerside and Charlottetown of Prince Edward Island left the IJHL and joined the newly dubbed "Maritime Junior A Hockey League". The IJHL is still PEI's premier Junior league; the winner of the IJHL's playoffs compete for the Don Johnson Cup, the Maritime Junior "B" Championship. For the 1996-97 season, the league added the Cape Breton Islanders and Restigouche River Rats. In 1996–97 the league consisted of the Amherst Ramblers, Antigonish Bulldogs, Charlottetown Abbies, East Hants Penguins, Dartmouth Oland Exports, Moncton Gagnon Beavers, Saint John Alpines, Summerside Western Capitals; the Saint John Alpines folded in January. With financial losses totalling $40,000 and an additional $50,000 shortfall projected should the team finish the season, they ran out of money; the Summerside Western Capitals won the league's first national title. The Capitals hosted the Royal Bank Cup at Cahill Stadium and won the championship game 4–3 over the South Surrey Eagles. Truro and Bathurst received approval for new teams to start in 1997-98 but due to the relocation of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Laval Titan to Bathurst, the Truro Bearcats would be the sole new team.
The Cape Breton Islanders moved to Glace Bay and became the Glace Bay Miners, but with the arrival of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, they folded in December of that season, leaving the league with nine teams again. During the 1998–99 season two teams changed their names; the first was the Dartmouth Oland Exports when they moved to the Halifax Forum to become the Halifax Oland Exports. The second was the 1998–99 MJAHL champions, the Restigouche River Rats, as they changed their name to the Campbellton Tigers. A 10th team was added for the 2000 -- the Miramichi Timberwolves. At the same time, the East Hants Penguins moved to Dartmouth and became the Scotia Dairy Queen Blizzard. At the end of the 2001–02 season, the league approved the transfer of the Blizzard to Yarmouth; the Yarmouth Motormart Mariners began play in September 2002. In early 2003 the league governors approved expansion into Woodstock, N. B. with the Slammers beginning play in the 2003–04 season.
The league hired its first professional full-time league president in Vernon Doyle. The league got their second national Championship when the Halifax Oland Exports won the 2002 Royal Bank Cup on home ice. One year after financial trouble with Oland Brewery, the franchise's name was changed to Halifax Team Pepsi. In the spring of 2004, the Weeks Hockey Organization bought the club, moved it to New Glasgow and renamed it the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. On that same day Halifax was granted the Halifax Wolverines. In the spring of 2008, the MJAHL had some big changes. On April 15, the Antigonish Bulldogs announced that they were applying for a leave of absence for one year. On April 26, the Bulldogs had to choose between two groups trying to relocate it; the first group would move the franchise to Quebec. The other group would relocate the team to the Halifax area. At the Board of Governors meeting that day, the proposal to relocate the Antigonish franchise to New Richmond, Quebec was not considered to be in the best interests of the league and its members.
The Governors did leave the door open to a move to Metro Halifax. The sale and relocation of the franchise to Halifax was approved. At the same Governors meeting, in response to the decision to leave the door open on the s