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Mercury

Mercury refers to: Mercury, a metallic chemical element with the symbol'Hg' Mercury, a Roman god Mercury, the nearest to the SunMercury may refer to: Mercury, a character who can turn herself into a mercurial substance Makkari or Mercury, an Eternal, a Marvel comics race of superhumans A member of the Metal Men, a DC comics team A member of Cerebro's X-Men Mercury, an Amalgam Comics character Mercury Black, a character in the RWBY web series A fictional Minnesota town in the 2011 film Young Adult Mercury, a 2018 Indian silent horror thriller by Karthik Subbaraj The Mercury Cinema, Australia, is managed by the Media Resource Centre Mercury, by Ben Bova Mercury, by Margot Livesey Mercury, an astronomy magazine The American Mercury, an American magazine published from 1924 to 1981 Mercury, a common name for an English-language newspaper A novel by Anna Kavan Mercury, 2003 Mercury, 1993 Mercury, 1999 "Mercury", 2008, by Bloc Party A song by Kathleen Edwards from Failer A song by Counting Crows from Recovering the Satellites A song by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister from Planetarium Mercury Records, a record label Mercury Prize, an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom "Mercury, the Winged Messenger", a movement in Gustav Holst's The Planets Mercury 96.6, present-day Heart Hertfordshire, a radio station in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Mercury FM, a radio station in Surrey, United Kingdom Mercury, from Australia Archer Maclean's Mercury, a 2005 PlayStation Portable video game Mercury, a brand of diecast toy cars manufactured in Italy Mercury Communications, a British telecommunications firm set up in the 1980s Mercury Drug, a Philippine pharmacy chain Mercury Energy, an electricity generation and retail company in New Zealand Mercury Insurance Group, a multiple-line American insurance organization Mercury Interactive, a software testing tools vendor Mercury Marine, a major manufacturer of marine engines outboard motors Mercury Systems, a defense-related information technology company Shuttle America, a regional airline Mercury, Daniela Mercury, Brazilian singer and record producer Freddie Mercury, frontman for the rock group Queen Mercury Morris, former American football player A town in Alabama.

Hérard Abraham

Hérard Abraham is a former Haitian political figure. Abraham enlisted in the Haitian army as a young man, he rose to the rank of lieutenant general and became one of the few military members in the inner circle of President Jean-Claude Duvalier. Abraham supported the 1986 coup against Duvalier, served as foreign minister for the first time under Henri Namphy from 1987 to 1988, he became acting President of Haiti on March 10, 1990 after street protests forced President Prosper Avril into exile. He gave up power three days becoming the only military leader in Haiti during the twentieth century to give up power voluntarily. In January 1991, Abraham helped to crush a coup attempt by Roger Lafontant. In 1991, Abraham moved to the United States, he settled in Miami and drifted into obscurity. He lived near another former Haitian politician, Gérard Latortue, who would become prime minister. In February 2004, Abraham made a radio address from Florida calling on President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to resign.

After Aristide's forced exile from the country, a new government needed to be formed. Latortue was chosen for prime minister position, invited Abraham to return to Haiti and become minister of Interior. Abraham served in that position from March 2004 until a January 31, 2005 cabinet reshuffle, in which he became foreign minister, he held that position until 9 June 2006. On October 7, 2019, amid nationwide protests for the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, the retired lieutenant general penned an open letter regretting the situation, he called on political leaders to show thoughtfulness and patience for a resolution so that the country could never again be called a "shit hole", referring to language attributed to U. S. President Donald Trump

Frank Collier

Frank Collier was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, at club level for Wigan and Salford, as a fullback and second-row, i.e. number 1, 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums. Frank Collier was born in Wigan, England, he died aged 56. Frank Collier won caps for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1963 against Australia, while at Widnes in 1964 against France. Frank Collier played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Wigan's 27–3 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the Championship Final during the 1959–60 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 May 1960. Frank Collier played in Wigan's victories in the Lancashire County League during the 1958–59 season and 1961–62 season. Frank Collier played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wigan's 13–9 victory over Workington Town in the 1957–58 Challenge Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1958, in front of a crowd of 66,109, played in the 10–25 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1962–63 Challenge Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1963, in front of a crowd of 84,492, played right-prop, i.e. number 10, was man of the match winning the Lance Todd Trophy, in Widnes' 13–5 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1963–64 Challenge Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1964, in front of a crowd of 84,488.

Frank Collier played loose forward, i.e. number 13, in Wigan's 8–16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1953 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1953–54 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 24 October 1953. Frank Collier is the younger brother of the rugby league fullback, second-row of the 1950s for Wigan. Frank Collier's marriage to Eileen was registered during first ¼ 1953 in Wigan district, they had children. Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv

B&F Fk12

The B&F Fk12 Comet called the FK-Lightplanes FK12 Comet, is a single-engine, two-seat sports biplane designed in Germany. First flown in 1999, it was complete and ready-to-fly. Design work on the B&F Fk12 Comet called the Funk Fk12 Comet though not by its makers, began in 1994, it is a single-engine biplane with single bay wings of equal span, significant stagger and swept at about 14°, seating two in tandem. The wing main spar and leading edge are constructed of carbon fibre. Streamlined I-shaped interplane struts, one on each side, form the bays, each of, braced by a pair of lift and drag wires. A pair of inverted V-cabane struts plus secondary strut support the upper wing centre section, with the lower wing attached to the lower fuselage longerons; the trailing edges of both upper and lower wings carry full-span flaperons, connected by external vertical rods. Since 2009, Comets have had a chord extension of 40 mm and flaperons mounted on external U-shaped hinges to improve roll rate and control.

The wings fold for compact hangarage. Vertical and horizontal tail surfaces are trapezoidal, with a swept fin; the rudder tabbed, moving in a cutout between the elevators. The tailplane, mounted on the upper fuselage longerons, is braced with struts from below, aided by wires both above and below; the Comet has a metal tube fuselage structure, using steel at the aluminium further aft. It is covered with a mixture of glass-fibre laminates. There are two seats in tandem, the forward one under the wings and the rear seat well behind the trailing edge. Both cockpits may be open. Conversion from one configuration to another takes a few minutes The Comet has a conventional undercarriage, with spring cantilever legs mounted on the lower fuselage longerons carrying mainwheels which may be faired. A ballistic parachute is an option; the Comet is powered by one of several Rotax horizontally-opposed four cylinder engines: the 60 kW 912 UL, the 74 kW 912 ULS or the turbocharged, 87 kW 914, all driving two-blade propellers.

A Lycoming AEIO-233 engine is being tested as an optional engine. The Fk12 Comet first flew in production beginning in May. Certification was gained in 1999, it has been marketed in three forms: complete flyaway aircraft and fast-build kit. Kit production was interrupted between 2007 and 2009. By 2017 it was no longer advertised for sale; the design is an accepted Federal Aviation Administration special light-sport aircraft. Over 80 aircraft had been built by April 2009. In mid-2010 the European registers listed 92. In 2011 B&F marketed an improved "Special Limited Edition" of the Comet with modified wings, tail surfaces and other features. Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2010/11General characteristics Capacity: two Length: 5.54 m Wingspan: 6.74 m Height: 1.98 m Wing area: 13.40 m2 Empty weight: 265 kg Max takeoff weight: 450 kg or 520 kg where permitted Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 ULS flat-four cylinder and air cooled, 73.5 kW Propellers: 2-bladed MT-Propeller or Mühlbauer wooden, or Duc constant speedPerformance Maximum speed: 202 km/h Cruise speed: 180 km/h at 75% power Stall speed: 65 km/h flaps down Never exceed speed: 220 km/h Range: 650 km with maximum fuel g limits: +9/-3.5 at 450 kg weight Rate of climb: 7.0 m/s Official website

Badamasi Maccido

Badamasi Maccido was elected federal Senator for the Sokoto North constituency of Sokoto State, Nigeria in April 2003 on the All Nigeria People's Party platform. He died in a plane crash in October 2006. Maccido was born in 1961, son of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, went to school at Federal Government College, Sokoto, he graduated from Zaria with a Bsc in Building Engineering. He once served as a Sokoto State commissioner in the administration of Governor Attahiru Bafarawa. Maccido was elected Senator for Sokoto North, taking his seat in May 2003. In April 2005 the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission arraigned Maccido and others for involvement in an alleged N55 million budget bribe scam. Charged were former Senate President Adolphus Wabara and former Education Minister Fabian Osuji, they were said to have demanded and shared N55 million to facilitate the passage of Education ministry's budget. After extended legal battles, on 1 June 2010 a full panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja quashed all the charges and acquitted the accused.

In Maccido's case, the acquittal was posthumous. Maccido was killed in the crash of ADC Airlines Flight 53 with his father and his son, Umaru, on 29 October 2006; the plane, said to be in a poor state of maintenance, crashed in a storm shortly after take-off

James Gettis

James Gettis was a lawyer and judge in Tampa, Florida. He was the second lawyer in Tampa. Gettis was a city councilman, state representative, the first town clerk. From Pennsylvania, Gettis came to Tampa in 1848, he sought to bring rail service to the area. An ardent Confederate secessionist during the Civil War, he attended Florida's Secession Convention and signed the Ordinance of Secession, was the hero of the Battle of Tampa, he was the second lawyer admitted to the bar in Tampa, on October 24, 1848, tutored other law students, including John A. Henderson and Henry L. Mitchell. James McKay Sr. was one of his clients. His law office was on Franklin Street. In 1865, Gettis was appointed Probate judge. Though he held no slaves, Gettis was a pro-slavery secessionist, was one of two delegates form Hillsborough County to vote for secession when the Convention met in January 1861, he served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War for a brief period, as captain of the 7th Florida Infantry, Company B, the "South Florida Rifles".

Gettis was singled out for his bravery by captain John William Pearson during the Battle of Tampa. He received a medical discharge and returned to Tampa due to ill health, inflicted with "incipient phthisis and chronic diarrhea". Just before his discharge, he organized the Tampa City Guards, he was American Party member. He had no children, but raised the brothers of W. B. Henderson after the death of Henderson's father. In his will, Gettis left all his property to James F. Henderson, he is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in downtown Tampa