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Marcel Dionne

Marcel Elphège "Little Beaver" Dionne is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. Marcel Dionne was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2017 Dionne was named one of the'100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Dionne played in the 1962, 1963 and 1964 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with his Drummondville youth team. Dionne's first junior season was in 1968 for the Drummondville Rangers of the former Quebec Junior Hockey League, in which he scored over two goals a game in Drummondville's losing effort in the Memorial Cup playoffs; when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League formed in 1969, Dionne departed to play in the Ontario Hockey Association, then-regarded as a higher-calibre level of competition, spending the next three seasons with the St. Catharines Black Hawks, he became the league's preeminent star, winning scoring titles in 1970 and 1971 and adding a record 122 points in 43 playoff games.

Dionne's scoring feats were marred by one of the most infamous events in Canadian junior hockey during the 1971 Richardson Cup finals against the Quebec Remparts. Following a riot in Quebec City after the penalty-filled fourth game of the series in which Dionne's Black Hawks' team bus was attacked by the mob, the fifth game was played at a neutral site, the remainder of the series was not played due to fears of further violence. Dionne finished his junior career by shattering the OHA's career scoring record, not broken until Dale McCourt did so in the 1977 season, he was subsequently drafted in the first round by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1971 NHL Entry Draft. Dionne played his first four seasons with the Red Wings, where he was one of the few stars on an otherwise stagnant team that failed to make the playoffs. Despite having teammates such as Alex Delvecchio and Mickey Redmond, Dionne's frustrations with losing were evident, his agent, Alan Eagleson pushed for more money. The owner of the Los Angeles Kings, Jack Kent Cooke, offered Dionne $300,000 per year.

A deal was struck with the Red Wings and Dionne was traded for Terry Harper, Dan Maloney and draft picks. At the time, it was the richest deal in hockey history. During his time with the Los Angeles Kings, he played eleven and a half seasons and formed the famed "Triple Crown Line", centring Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor. Despite Dionne's production during the regular season, he was frustrated with the Kings' lack of playoff success. During the 1986–87 season, Dionne mentored the rookies of the Kings as Mickey Redmond had mentored him during his rookie years in Detroit, he took eventual Calder Trophy winner Luc Robitaille, Jimmy Carson and Steve Duchesne under his wing. Despite the rapport with the rookies, there was a falling out with coach Pat Quinn. Dionne did not want to be part of a rebuilding project and either wanted an immediate upgrade to the roster or a trade to a contender, he was traded to the New York Rangers on March 10, 1987. He played his remaining two and a half seasons there, where the Rangers lost in the first round of the playoffs twice and missed the playoffs once.

He retired in 1989. In January 2004, Dionne was featured on a Canadian postage stamp; as part of the NHL All-Stars Collection, Dionne was immortalized along with five other All-Stars. Dionne has homes in Niagara Falls and Clarence Center, New York, he has maintained a large business and investment portfolio since his playing days, operating a sports memorabilia store in Buffalo and buying and selling real estate. Dionne owns a diner in Niagara Falls as well as a sports memorabilia store known as the Blue line diner. During his first season for Detroit in 1972, he set an NHL record for scoring by a rookie with 77 points; this record has since been surpassed. His best season was 1979 -- 80; that season, he was tied for the league lead in points with Wayne Gretzky. Dionne was awarded the Art Ross Trophy for scoring two more goals than Gretzky, the only time he won the award. Dionne won the Ted Lindsay Award in 1979 and 1980, the Lady Byng Trophy in 1975 and 1977. Dionne was the third of seven men to reach the 700-goal plateau, ranks fifth among all-time goal scorers, with 731.

He is ranked sixth in points, with 1771. He is tenth in career assists with 1,040, he was second in assists and points when he retired in 1989. He was the last active player in the NHL to have participated in the 1972 Summit Series. Despite not playing in the 1972 Summit Series, he did play for Team Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup and the 1981 Canada Cup. For the 1976 Canada Cup, his linemates were Phil Esposito, he was on a line with Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler and they were on the ice when the tournament winning goal was scored. While on the 1981 team, he was on a line with Guy Lafleur. Dionne won a bronze medal in the 1978, 1983 and 1986 World Ice Hockey Championships. In the 1978 edition, he was named the top forward. Dionne is third in the NHL for most 100+ point seasons, he has had eight 100+ point seasons in his NHL career, only behind Wayne Gretzky's fifteen 100+ point seasons and Mario Lemieux's ten 100+ point seasons. Marcel Dionne was inducted into the Hockey Ha

Tropical Storm Chris (2006)

Tropical Storm Chris was the fourth tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Forming on July 31 in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Leeward Islands from a tropical wave, Chris moved to the west-northwest, skirting the northern fringes of the Caribbean islands. Chris was a short-lived storm, reaching a peak intensity with winds at 65 mph on August 2, while positioned north of St. Martin; the storm weakened before dissipating on August 5, near eastern Cuba. Overall impact was minimal. No deaths were reported. A tropical wave moved westward off the coast of Africa on July 27. Vigorous convection persisted throughout the wave axis, though dry air diminished the convection on July 28; the wind field remained well-defined as it continued westward, deep convection increased two days along the northern end of the wave axis. Dvorak classifications began on July 30 in response to an increase in vertical depth and organization of the convection. On July 31 a buoy recorded a change of wind direction from northeast to west, indicating a small low pressure area formed.

Convective organization increased as it turned to the northwest, the system developed into Tropical Depression Three on August 1 while located about 235 miles east-southeast of Barbuda. Forecasters predicted wind shear from an upper level low would prevent strengthening and cause dissipation within three days. However, the depression continued to organize as deep convection continued to develop near the circulation despite moderate amounts of wind shear, the system intensified into Tropical Storm Chris six hours after developing; the convection consolidated over the system, by late on the 1st Chris reached winds of 60 mph while passing 50 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands. The structure of Chris continued to improve and become more symmetrical, an upper level eye feature developed early on August 2. Outflow improved in all quadrants, as well, the storm reached a peak intensity of 65 mph shortly thereafter while located 120 miles east of St. Thomas. Despite initial predictions of Chris intensifying to a hurricane as a ridge of high pressure forced it west-northwestward, upper level shear dissipated the well-defined inner core of the storm, Chris started to weaken.

Early on August 3, strong wind shear over Chris detached the deep convection from the low level circulation, while a building ridge to its north turned the storm towards the west into an area of drier air. By mid-day on the 3rd the circulation was devoid of any convection within 85 miles, while the deeper convection spread across Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Late on August 3, deep convection developed over the center of circulation again, though persistent vertical shear weakened Chris to a tropical depression on August 4. Due to computer models predicting lesser amounts of shear, forecasters indicated the possibility of moderate strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico to a 60 mph storm. However, convection remained minimal, Chris degenerated into a remnant area of low pressure late on August 4. Late on August 5, convection increased in the remnants of the storm, forecasters indicated the potential for slow development over the Gulf of Mexico due to marginally favorable conditions. Redevelopment never occurred, the remnant circulation dissipated near Havana, Cuba on August 6.

When the National Hurricane Center issued its first advisory on Tropical Depression Three, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the British Virgin Islands issued a Tropical Storm Warning for their respective territories. When the depression strengthened to Tropical Storm Chris, Tropical Storm Warnings were issued for Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Martin. Three Royal Caribbean cruise ships re-routed their paths to avoid the storm. Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives coordinated with local emergency management officials in the United States Virgin Islands to determine if preparation necessities would be adequate, such as hospital usage and sand bags. On August 1, officials in Puerto Rico issued a tropical storm warning for the island; the next day 600 tourists evacuated the islands of Vieques and Culebra. On August 2, the government of the Bahamas issued a Hurricane Watch for the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Acklins and Crooked Islands, Ragged Island and Mayaguana.

In response to the threat, officials urged citizens to stock up on hurricane supplies, while boat owners in Staniel Cay secured their boats in preparation for the storm. In response to the storm's projected path into the Gulf of Mexico, prices for crude oil rose on the New York Mercantile Exchange at branch offices in London. Natural gas prices rose in New York Mercantile Exchange electronic trading on August 2. Anticipation of a threat to supply by a potential Hurricane Chris coupled with high demand during an ongoing heat wave were cited as factors in the price move. In New Orleans, officials including Mayor Ray Nagin prepared for a possible evacuation of the city if Chris entered the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane; the evacuation plan included moving all residents out of the city as a worst-case scenario, intended to avoid a re-occurrence of Hurricane Katrina around one year prior. Florida Emergency Management requested ten mobile recovery centers, placed hospitals in the Florida Keys on standby for evacuation.

Officials in Mississippi identified the need for 110 to assist in an evacuation process in case of a possible landfall. Both Louisiana and Texas emergency operation centers monitored the progress of the storm, though did

Terry Buffalo Ware

Terry Buffalo Ware is an American guitarist and composer. Ware grew up in the northwest Oklahoma town of Woodward, he attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1972 with a degree in Journalism Professional Writing. He studied piano for 10 years beginning at age 9, he began playing guitar at age 14, is self-taught. He played trombone in his high school band, was in the Pride of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma's marching band, for one year. While still in high school, Ware played guitar in The Debtor Group, which performed throughout Northwest Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle; the band Sailor which Ware formed in college was a local fixture in Oklahoma music scene of the early 1970s. After graduating college, Ware moved to New Mexico, he and Hubbard formed Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies, a group which still enjoys cult status. Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies performed all over the country from 1973 to 1979, including a stint at the Troubador in Los Angeles and tours with Willie Nelson.

When the Cowboy Twinkies disbanded, Ware formed The Sensational Shoes in Oklahoma. This group enjoyed great regional popularity through the mid-1980s. Ware released his debut album Caffeine Dreams in 1981. Ware rejoined Hubbard in 1986, the duo performed all over the United States and overseas. Ware's guitar work on Hubbard's Lost Train of Thought was critically acclaimed, as was his work on the 1994 release Loco Gringo's Lament and 1997's Dangerous Spirits. Ware performed with Jimmy LaFave from 1997-2000, giving many notable performances such as the July 31, 1999, Central Park Summerstage in New York. In 1999, Ware was named a Texas Tornado by Buddy Magazine; the Buddy Texas Tornados are "an elite corp of the Lone Star State's finest musicians."Since 2000 Ware has been a freelance guitarist backing artists including Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Fullbright, Joel Rafael, Michael Fracasso, Eliza Gilkyson, Smokey & the Mirror, Bob Livingston, Audrey Auld, Susan Herndon, Wanda Jackson, Don Conoscenti, Monica Taylor, Mary Reynolds, Red Dirt Rangers, Sam Baker, Greg Jacobs, Ellis Paul, Camille Harp, Iain Matthews, Sandy Rogers, many others.

In 2003, Ware and the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Childers recorded Two Buffalos Walking-Live at The Blue Door. With John Fullbright, he performed on the 2013 Grammy pre-telecast, on the David Letterman show in August 2014. Ware has released six CDs on his own label OkieMotion Records, Buffalo Tracks, Ridin' the Reverb Range, Reverb Confidential, Reverb Babylon, Everybody's Got One with Gregg Standridge, Man With Guitar and Amp, Aren't You a Little Old for This?, Into The Dwell. In December 2011, Reverb Babylon was named one of the Top Ten Best Albums of 2011 by the San Antonio Express-News. Ware has performed at every Woody Guthrie Folk Festival since it began in 1998, has led the house band and served as master of ceremonies for the Hoot for Huntington's since 2003. Among the artists he has backed or performed with at the festival are David Amram, Ronny Elliot, Joel Rafael, The Burns Sisters, Rob McNurlin, Emma's Revolution, Kris Delmhorst, Nancy Apple and many others. Into The Dwell, 2019 Aren't You a Little Old for This?, 2018 Man With Guitar and Amp, 2016 Everybody's Got One, Terry Buffalo Ware and Gregg Standridge, 2015 Reverb Babylon, 2011 Reverb Confidential, 2007 Ridin' the Reverb Range, 2004 Two Buffalos Walking - Live at The Blue Door, Bob Childers and Terry Buffalo Ware, 2003 Buffalo Tracks, 2001 Caffeine Dreams, 1981 Appears on the following recordingsRay Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies, 1975 Off the Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1978 The Clovis Roblaine Story, Clovis Roblaine, 1979 Oklahoma Bossa Nova, Steve Weichert, 1979 Lost Train of Thought, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1992 Loco Gringo's Lament, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1994 Dangerous Spirits, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1997 Miles from Here, Macon Greyson, 1999 Gecko Canyon, The Banded Geckos, 2000 Staring Down the Sun, Red Dirt Rangers, 2002 Land of a Thousand Surf Guitars, The Plungers, 2002 Guitars Gone Wild, The Plungers, 2003 Evil Fuzz, Davie Allan Tribute, 2004 Restless Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Bob Childers, various artists, 2004 Bitter Sweet, Dante, 2005 The Stone Soup Sessions, John Egenes, 2011 The Wind and the Weeds, Wendy Allyn, 2011 Lucky Live, Greg Jacobs, 2011 From the Ground Up, John Fullbright, 2012 Songs, John Fullbright, 2014 Vagabonde, Susan Herndon, 2015 Thin Black Line, Smokey & the Mirror, 2015Produced the following recordings: Don't Let Go, T.

Z. Wright, 2015 Old Habits Die Hard, Shawna LaRee, 2015 End of Summer, Heartbreak Rodeo, 2018 Savage, William W. Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz: A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 1983, pp. 165–168. Sellars, Tony; the Mysterious Musician, Oklahoma Music, Spring 2003, pp. 51–52. Official website

Almost and Always

And Always is the fifth full-length album by singer-songwriter David Mead. Many of the tracks saw their live debut at the Basement in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 30, 2008. All tracks written by David Mead except where noted. "Rainy Weather Friend" – 3:41 "Little Boats" – 2:48 "Blackberry Winters" – 3:40 "Mojave Phone Booth" – 3:41 "Twenty Girls Ago" – 4:26 "From My Window Sill" – 2:45 "Sicily" – 3:05 "Gramercy Vaudeville" – 3:09 "Last Train Home" – 3:53 "Almost and Always" – 2:47 "Love Don't Leave Me Now" – 1:50 "Sleeping In Saturday" – 3:59 "Home" – 3:41 Chris Carmichaelviolin, viola Bill DeMain – guitar Jim DeMain – mastering Jim Hoke – clarinet, flute Brad Jonesmandolin, whistle, engineer, upright bass, mixing David Mead – guitar, ukulele, vocals Tyson Rogers – piano, vibraphone Heidi Ross – photography

Price discovery

The price discovery process is the process of determining the price of an asset in the marketplace through the interactions of buyers and sellers. The futures and options market serve all important functions of price discovery; the individuals with better information and judgement participate in these markets to take advantage of such information. When some new information arrives some good news about the economy, for instance, the actions of speculators feed their information into the derivatives market causing changes in price of derivatives; these markets are the first ones to react as the transaction cost is much lower in these markets than in the spot market. Therefore these markets indicate what is to happen and thus assist in better price discovery. Price discovery is different from valuation. Price discovery process involves buyers and sellers arriving at a transaction price for a specific item at a given time, it involves the following: Buyers and seller Market mechanism Available information including futures and other related markets Risk management choices."Market" is a broad term that covers buyers and sentiment.

A single market will have one or more execution venues. This could be in the street for a street market, or it could be an electronic or "virtual" venue. Examples of virtual execution venues include NASDAQ, The London Metal Exchange, NYSE, London Stock Exchanges. After the 2001 Enron scandal, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act tightened accounting rules on the "mark to market" method. Now, only recently-discovered prices may be used; each night, they have to take a recently-discovered market price, obtained from two or more market observers. Recent changes in market regulations, since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, have outlined practices that affect the price discovery mechanism. Price discovery is sensitive to many factors. For a specific execution venue, the following inputs may drive the price discovery mechanism: Number of buyers Number of sellers Number of items for sale in that trading period Number of recent sales or purchase price Current bid price Current offer price Availability of funding Obligations of participants Cost of execution Cost and Transparency of pricing information in current and other execution venues.

The cost of execution applies to all markets, a street market trader may have to pay to have a stall or invest time walking to a village market. They are not costs of production but a cost incurred to access the execution venue. Price discovery is a summation of the total market's sentiment at a point in time: a multifaceted, aggregate view on the future, it is. The market price is important as it is a factor in the pricing at off market execution venues and direct and indirect derived products. For example, the price of oil has a direct bearing on the cost of tomatoes in cold climates. Market rules set the times and duration for trades and settlement; some markets may not have many participants. Such markets are called illiquid, for example minor currencies. In illiquid markets, price discovery might take place at a predefined auction time or whenever participant wants to trade. In such cases there may be no executions for months. In such examples there is no price discovery for long periods; this can have significant risk.

Another characteristic of illiquid markets is that the cost of trading can be higher due to the lack of competition. In a dynamic market, the price discovery takes place continuously while items are sold; the price will sometimes fall below the duration average and sometimes exceed the average as a result of the noise due to uncertainties, transient changes in supply caused by the act of buying and selling: trading. A closed market has no price discovery, it is common in some markets not to use the actual last traded price but some sort of average / weighted mean. This is to prevent price manipulation by the execution of outliers at market close. One side effect of this practices is that market close prices are not always available at market close, indeed after the official market close is published, it is possible for "corrections" to be issued still. Price discovery helps find the exact price for a commodity or a share of a company. Price discovery is used in speculative markets which affect traders, exporters, oil well owners, governments and speculators.

Auction Efficient market hypothesis Initial Public Offering Market-based valuation Pricing Real estate appraisal Stock valuation Arbitrage pricing theory Single-index model

Delivery (commerce)

Delivery is the process of transporting goods from a source location to a predefined destination. There are different delivery types. Cargo are delivered via roads and railroads on land, shipping lanes on the sea and airline networks in the air. Certain specialized goods may be delivered via other networks, such as pipelines for liquid goods, power grids for electrical power and computer networks such as the Internet or broadcast networks for electronic information; the general process of delivering goods is known as distribution. The study of effective processes for delivery and disposition of goods and personnel is called logistics. Firms that specialize in delivering commercial goods from point of production or storage to point of sale are known as distributors, while those that specialize in the delivery of goods to the consumer are known as delivery services. Postal and relocation services deliver goods for commercial and private interests. Most consumer goods are delivered from a point of production through one or more points of storage to a point of sale, where the consumer buys the good and is responsible for its transportation to point of consumption.

There are many variations on this model for specific types of modes of sale. Products sold via catalogue or the Internet may be delivered directly from the manufacturer or warehouse to the consumer's home, or to an automated delivery booth. Small manufacturers may deliver their products directly to retail stores without warehousing; some manufacturers maintain factory outlets which serve as both points of storage and points of sale, selling products directly to consumers at wholesale prices. Building, construction and like materials are delivered to the consumer by a contractor as part of another service; some perishable or hazardous goods, such as radioisotopes used in medical imaging, are delivered directly from manufacturer to consumer. Home delivery is available for fast food and other convenience products, e.g. pizza delivery. Sometimes home delivery of supermarket goods is possible. A milk float is a small battery electric vehicle designed for the delivery of fresh milk. A new form of delivery is emerging on the horizon of the internet age: Delivery by the crowd e.g. crowd delivery.

In this concept, an individual not contracted by the vendor performs the delivery of goods to the destination. Sometimes, private courier companies will deliver consumer goods on a regular basis for companies like E-commerce businesses; the consumer demand for Supermarkets to deliver to their door created the need for a mixed temperature controlled vehicle on 3.5T chassis. These vehicle bodies were built with the traditional GRP sandwich panels but as more damage resistant lightweight materials with better insulation properties have become available companies have been developing Advanced Home Delivery Vehicles; the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Show in the UK saw the new JDC PolyBilt design, one of the latest of these "Plastic" bodies that can be recycled at the end of its service life unlike the traditional GRP which ends up as landfill. Vehicles are specialized to deliver different types of goods. On land, semi-trailers are outfitted with various trailers such as box trailers, car carriers and other specialized trailers, while railroad trains include specialized cars.

Armored cars, dump trucks and concrete mixers are examples of vehicles specialized for delivery of specific types of goods. On the sea, merchant ships come in various forms, such as cargo ships, oil tankers and fishing boats. Freight aircraft are used to deliver cargo. Passenger vehicles are used for delivery of goods; these include buses, pick-ups, cars and bicycles. A significant amount of freight is carried in the cargo holds of passenger aircraft. Everyday travelers, known as a casual courier, can be used to deliver goods. Delivery to remote, primitive or inhospitable areas may be accomplished using small aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles, dog sleds, pack animals, on foot, or by a variety of other transport methods; some products are delivered to consumers on a periodic schedule. Home delivery of many goods was much more common in urban centres of the developed world. At the beginning of the 20th century, perishable farm items such as milk and ice, were delivered weekly or daily to customers by local farms.

Milkmen delivered other farm produce. With the advent of home refrigeration and better distribution methods, these products are today delivered through the same retail distribution systems as other food products. Icemen delivered ice for iceboxes until the popularization of home refrigerator rendered them obsolete in most places. Laundry was once picked up and washed at a commercial laundry before being delivered to middle-class homes until the appearance of the washing machine and dryer. Deliveries of coal and wood for home heating were more common until they were replaced in many areas by natural gas, oil, or electric heating; some products, most notably home heating oil, are still delivered periodically. Human blood may be delivered to hospitals on a periodic schedule. Milk delivery continued until the mid-twentieth century across North America. For example, the last milk delivery by horse-and-wagon in Edmonton was in 1961. Milkman jokes continue in circulation long after. Related lines of Jeannie