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Midland, Arkansas

Midland is a town in Sebastian County, United States. It is part of Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 325 at the 2010 census. Midland is located at 35°5′33″N 94°21′12″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 km², of which 0.8 km² is land and 0.1 km² is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 253 people, 96 households, 72 families residing in the town; the population density was 305.3/km². There were 113 housing units at an average density of 136.3/km². The racial makeup of the town was 96.44% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 1.98% from two or more races. 1.98 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 96 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.0% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $25,313, the median income for a family was $28,500. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $19,500 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,552. About 13.2% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.2% of those sixty five or over

Mackay Transit Coaches

Mackay Transit is the principal bus operator in Mackay in Queensland operating services the TransLink scheme in regional Queensland. Mackay Transit Coaches is Queenslands biggest bus and coach operator. Mackay Transit offers many urban bus services via TransLink. Urban route services are listed below: 300 Base Hospital to Andergrove 301 University to Beaconsfield 302 Caneland Central to East Mackay 303 Caneland Central to Mackay Airport 304 Caneland Central to Mackay Harbour 305 Caneland Central to Slade Point 306 Caneland Central to Mount Pleasant 307 Caneland Central to Blacks Beach 308 Caneland Central to Bucasia / Shoal Point 309 Caneland Central to Sarina 310 Caneland Central to Walkerston / Mirani In November 2016 TransLink came to Mackay and Mackay Transit Coaches still operates all Urban services in the Mackay region; the brand roll-out saw an increase to the current network. The increase added a larger span of hours, more frequent services across the network including hourly services to both CQU Ooralea and CQU Tafe.

Other improvements included the splitting of the Northern Beaches routes, with a dedicated route for Shoal Point and Bucasia, a dedicated route for Blacks Beach. The brand roll-out was welcomed across Mackay, as a network review and improvement project hasn't occurred since 2005. Public consultation took place between 4 July 2016 through to 24 July 2016. During public consultation information such as route and timetables proposed were listed for the public to view. A survey was available to all people to have their say on the public transport network for Mackay, Walkerston and Mirani. Mackay Transit Coaches did not receive Go Card technology as part of the brand roll-out, The fares changed due to the roll out with a 5% fare decrease. Mackay passengers are able to access the 24/7 TransLink call centre on 13 12 30 for enquiries about timetable services and to provide feedback on services; the journey planner APP will include the Mackay network, be available for download to bus users for free. Mackay moved to the 300 series route numbering system in November 2016

Dzungar conquest of Altishahr

The Dzungar conquest of Altishahr resulted in the Tibetan Buddhist Dzungar Khanate in Dzungaria conquering and subjugating the Genghisid-ruled Chagatai Khanate in Altishahr. It put a final end to the independence of the Chagatai Khanate; the Turkic Muslim sedentary people of the Tarim Basin were ruled by the Chagatai Khanate while the nomadic Oirat Dzungar Buddhists in Dzungaria ruled over the Dzungar Khanate. The Dzungar Oirats led by Sengge attacked the Chagatai Khanate during the reign of Abdullah Khan; the Naqshbandi Sufi Khojas, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad, had replaced the Chagatayid Khans as the ruling authority of the Tarim Basin in the early 17th century. There was a struggle between two factions of the Afaqi faction and the Ishaqi faction; the Ishaqi defeated the Afaqi, which resulted in the Afaqi Khoja inviting the 5th Dalai Lama, the leader of the Tibetan Buddhists, to intervene on his behalf in 1677. The 5th Dalai Lama called upon his Dzungar Buddhist followers in the Dzungar Khanate to act on this invitation.

The Dzungar Khanate conquered the Tarim Basin in 1680, setting up the Afaqi Khoja as their puppet ruler. Khoja Afaq asked the 5th Dalai Lama when he fled to Lhasa to help his Afaqi faction take control of the Tarim Basin; the Dzungar leader Galdan was asked by the Dalai Lama to restore Khoja Afaq as ruler of Kashgaria. Khoja Afaq collaborated with Galdan's Dzungars when the Dzungars conquered the Tarim Basin from 1678-1680 and set up the Afaqi Khojas as puppet client rulers; the 5th Dalai Lama blessed Galdan's conquest of the Tarim Turfan Basin. The 5th Dalai Lama received war spoils which were seized from the Muslims from the Dzungar Khan Galdan, the Muslims were called "heretics" by them; the Qarataghlik propagated anti-Afaq Khoja literature. For his action of inviting Dzungar invasion and rule, Afaq Khoja is viewed as a perfidious betrayer collaborator by some Uyghur nationalists while he and his grave was still honored and revered as a saint by other Uyghurs. "We now come to the rise of the Zungars or Kalmuks, a Mongol race which dwelt in Hi and the surrounding districts.

Under Khan Haldan Bokosha, one of the outstanding figures of the period, their power stretched northwards to Siberia and southwards to Kucha and Kunya-Turfan. His nephew and successor, Tse Wang Rabdan, ruled from Hami on the east to Khokand on the west, until his murder in 1727, was the most powerful of Zungarian rulers; the Torgut Mongols from fear of him fled to the banks of the Volga. Sir Henry Howorth gives an interesting account of the relations between Tse Wang and the Russians, from which it appears that Peter the Great, attracted by rumours of gold in Eastern Turkestan, despatched a body of 3000 men up the Irtish with Yarkand as their objective. To return to the Khoja family, its most celebrated member was Hidayat Ulla, known as Hazrat Apak or "His Highness the Presence," head of the Ak Taulins, regarded as a Prophet second only to Mohamed. Expelled from Kashgar he took refuge at Lhassa, where the Dalai Lama befriended him and advised him to seek the aid of the Zungars. In 1678 the latter seized Kashgar, which remained in their power for many years, Hazrat Apak ruled as the deputy of the Khan, paying tribute equivalent to £62,000 per annum.

In his old age the saint retired from the world to end his days among his disciples." - Sir Percy Sykes and Ella Sykes. Sykes and Percy Sykes. Pages 270-271 Through oases of Central Asia. London. Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1920; the Dzungar Khan Galdan launched his invasion of the Tarim Basin in 1680. The Dzungars had received submissions from Hami and Turfan, who sent soldiers to join the 120,000 strong Dzungar force in the invasion; the Dzungar Oirat army and its allies in the White Mountain sect easily conquered the Tarim and killing the Chagatai Prince Bābak Sultān, the son of the Chagatai leader Ismā'il Khan. Kashgar and Yarkand fell to the Dzungars and they killed the Chagatai General Yiwazibo Beg; the Dzungars had deported to Ili the Chagatai royal family of Isma'il Khan after capturing them. The Chagatai royal ʿAbdu r-Rashīd Khan II was selected as puppet ruler by Galdan, however, Āfāq Khoja soon caused trouble and the strife between Āfāq and ʿAbdu r-Rashīd led to Āfāq's second exile, ʿAbdu r-Rashīd was forced into exile in Ili after in Yarkand an outbreak of violence happened in 1682, he was replaced by Muhammad Amin, his younger brother.

Qing China received tribute from Muhammad Amin via Turfan two times, in 1690s the Mughals received an embassy from him, in 1691 Muhammad Amin asked for deliverance from the "Qirghiz infidels" when the Khan Subhān Quli of Bukhara received his embassy, these were attempts by Muhammad Amin to ask these foreign countries for assistance against the Dzungars to regain independence. The Āfāqi Khoja White Mountain supporters rebelled and murdered Muhammad Amin in 1694 and seized power under Yahyā Khoja, son of Āfāq Khoja, but Āfāqi rule continued for only two years before revolts resulted in the murder of both son and father Khojas. Muhammad Mu'min, another younger brother of ʿAbdu r-Rashīd was made Khan in 1696 however the Kashghar begs and the Kyrgyz staged a revolt and seized Muhammad Mu'min during an assault on Yarkand the Dzungars were asked to intervene by the Yarkand begs, which resulted in the Dzungars defeating the Kyrgyz and putting a total termination to Chagatai rule by installing Mirzā'Ālim Shāh Beg as ruler in Yarkand.

Since 1680 the Dzungars had ruled as suzerain masters over the Tarim, for 16 more years

Lucas Knecht

Lucas Paul Knecht is a football player who holds the record as the youngest player in a men's international match. He made his debut for the Northern Mariana Islands national team aged 2 days. Having made his international debut, Knecht went on to study at the Mount Albert Grammar School in New Zealand, before moving to America to study at the Georgia Southwestern State University, playing for the Hurricanes soccer team, he made 8 appearances during his time there, without scoring. After leaving the Georgia Southwestern State University, it is unclear as to whether Knecht joined a club side, with some reports claiming he played for 3. Liga outfit VfL Osnabrück. Knecht holds the record for being the youngest male international footballer, when he made his Northern Mariana Islands debut aged just 14 years and 2 days against Guam in a 0–9 defeat on 1 April 2007. Since he has made 11 appearances for the Blue Ayuyu, he played in all three games. As of matches played 6 January 2019. Lucas Knecht at Soccerway

Marv Breuer

Marvin Howard "Baby Face" Breuer was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Yankees from 1939 to 1943. In the 1941 World Series, Breuer came on as a reliever in the fifth inning of Game 4 to relieve Atley Donald, with the Yankees losing 4–3. Breuer pitched three scoreless innings, which enabled the Yankees to win the game on a passed ball by Mickey Owen. Breuer pitched in the 1942 World Series, which the Yankees lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. After Breuer's playing career ended, he spent 31 years working for the United States Geological Survey until his retirement in 1976, he was survived by his wife, two children, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Breuer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Missouri School of Mines in 1935 and after his baseball career, worked for the United States Geological Survey until retiring in 1976. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference KC Blues minor league team info, including a paragraph on Breuer Marv Breuer at Find a Grave

Randall Gay

Randall Jerome Gay, Jr. is a former American football cornerback of the National Football League. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2004, he played college football at LSU. Gay played for the New Orleans Saints, he played on a Super Bowl winning team with both the Patriots and the Saints, is noted for being one of the two Louisianan-born having won a championship at both the college and pro level for teams of Louisiana, his home state. At Brusly High School in Brusly, Randall Gay was a four-year letterman in football, he lettered in weight lifting and track. He was a first team All-Metro selection, a first team All-District selection in football during his last two years of high school; as a senior, in only eight games, he rushed for 1,067 yards and 13 touchdowns, caught three touchdown passes, returned two punts for touchdowns. He played college football at LSU, he won a BCS National Championship in 2003 with LSU as a nickel back. On April 29, 2004, he was signed by the Patriots shortly after the NFL draft as an undrafted free agent.

His rookie year, Gay beat out cornerback Christian Morton, the Patriots' 7th-round draft pick, for a place on the roster. In the season, Gay was placed into the starting lineup because of injuries to veterans Ty Law and Tyrone Poole. Gay's rookie season concluded with a victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, in which he started opposite Asante Samuel where he was the leading tackler with 11 solo tackles. Gay was involved in several low level controversies as a Patriot: He failed to make a full contribution in 2005 and 2006, due to injuries that landed him on injured reserve; this led to some long running criticisms from the tough vocal New England fans and repeated questions about him on the region's talk shows and in the papers. Hence, after failing to deliver up to expectations of New England Patriots fans in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons, before the 2007 training camp, Gay was quoted as saying: You know how it is, It's like,'Oh man, you're still getting a paycheck?' and'Two years in a row!?!' That's the kind of stuff you don't want to hear, because in your heart you want to be back out there.

I can say this, I'm the most anxious person for training camp. I'm about the only one here. Gay returned in 2007 and played as a nickel back and a backup safety, he did start several games, including the AFC Divisional Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gay intercepted a career-high three passes while playing in every game of the 2007 season en route to a perfect regular season that ended with the Patriots' defeat at the hands of the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. On March 2, 2008, Gay signed a four-year, $17.8 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. The deal included $6.9 million in guaranteed money. He was a member of the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl XLIV Championship team. Gay suffered a concussion early in the 2010 season that led to him being placed on injured reserve on October 20, 2010. Gay was released by New Orleans on July 28, 2011, retired thereafter. In 2012, he was a named plaintiff in one of the lawsuits filed by former players against the NFL regarding the league's history of players suffering concussions.

Gay majored in marketing at LSU. Gay played both cornerback and safety, as he did against the Indianapolis Colts in 2005. After Super Bowl XXXIX, one of Gay's college professors attempted to order a replica jersey of her former student; the NFL Shop denied her request because the word "Gay" was on a blacklist of words considered related to drugs, sex, or gangs. After the incident was reported in the press, "Gay" was removed from the banned name list because it is the actual name of an NFL player. Randall and his wife, have two sons. After Gay's retirement, he and Desha decided to go to law school together. In 2015, they both graduated from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. New England Patriots bio New Orleans Saints bio