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Mindarie, Western Australia

Mindarie is an outer coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is located 36 kilometres north of Perth's central business district, forms part of the City of Wanneroo local government area. After being used for its limestone deposits in the early 20th century, the suburb was formally established in 1988 with the construction of the Mindarie Marina and hotel, one of the largest man-made marina resorts in the state. Several shops and schools are now dispersed throughout the rest of the area, residential in character. A number of large bushland reserves and parks preserve Mindarie's natural state, such as its large coastal dunes. Mindarie was used as one of the filming locations for the children's science fiction television series Stormworld. Mindarie is formally bounded by Marmion Avenue and the Indian Ocean; the suburbs of Clarkson and Merriwa lie to the east, Quinns Rocks lies to the north. South of Mindarie is the uninhabited locality of Tamala Park. Large swathes of natural bushland and coastline are preserved in various parks throughout the suburb, including Claytons Beach, Rosslare Park, Kinsale Park and the North and South Mindarie Foreshores.

The foreshore reserves contain large Quindalup dunes and various examples of Swan Coastal Plain vegetation. The South Mindarie Foreshore was subject to coastal rehabilitation works in 2011 to protect the dunes and vegetation growing there. Mindarie was named after Lake Mindarie in nearby Carabooda; the name is a Noongar word meaning either "stand by" or "green water", first recorded by Alexander Forrest in 1874. A town named Mindarie, in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia, claims origin from a Dieri word meaning "festival to invoke peace"; the area was gazetted as "Clarkson" by the Shire of Wanneroo in 1979, with the name Mindarie being allocated to the adjacent locality directly east. The two names were transposed in 1985 at the request of Smith Corporation, the developers of the Mindarie marina; the Mooro group of Noongar were said to be familiar with Mindarie, including Waukolup Hill in neighbouring Tamala Park, but no Mooro settlements were formally established in the area. After John Butler's initial expedition to Wanneroo in 1835, the first permanent European settler was sheep-farmer Bernard Clarkson, who first acquired a pastoral lease in 1888 of 13,000 acres in the areas comprising modern-day Mindarie, Quinns Rocks and Merriwa.

The leases were known as the Mindarie Pastoral Company, the lands were used for sheep-herding by subsequent generations of the Clarkson family. Another early settler, Henry Cooper and his brothers, built two lime kilns at Mindarie in 1932 after the closure of their quarries in Wembley; the Cooper family produced and sold treated limestone in Perth and Fremantle as the Quinns Rocks Lime Stone Company, were some of the first permanent residents of the nearby Quinns Rocks townsite. The kilns provided work for up to thirty-two labourers, who settled in Mindarie in makeshift jarrah shacks, are held as a symbol of the diversification of industry brought on by the Great Depression at the time; the Coopers ceased lime-burning operations in 1948 after exhausting good quality limestone supplies in the area. The kilns underwent restoration in 2001 and are preserved today in the Coopers Park bushland reserve in Mindarie, they are regarded as sites of architectural interest, due to their skilled, vernacular design and their coastal location minutes away from the Indian Ocean, unusual for lime-burning operations in the Wanneroo area.

After the closure of the lime kilns, John Clarkson sold the Mindarie Pastoral Company leases in 1952, the area remained unpopulated and unused until 1981, when Smith Corporation purchased 316 hectares of land there for $5.5 million. In July 1984, the company announced plans to develop the land into "Mindarie Keys", a $28 million marina and resort complex designed by James Christou & Partners, to be ready in time for the 1987 America's Cup in Fremantle. In the same year, plans were proposed for a refuse disposal plant in the area to handle landfill waste from the Shire of Wanneroo, the City of Stirling and the City of Perth local areas. Both developments caused controversy with existing residents in nearby Quinns Rocks, who formed the Quinns Rocks Environment Group in June 1985 to bring together a formal opposition against the proposals. In 1988, Tamala Park was gazetted from land part of southern Mindarie, was set aside for refuse disposal, as well as public open space. Due to the environmental and planning concerns surrounding the marina project, it did not receive final approval from the State Government until 1986, too late for construction to finish before the America's Cup defence began.

Nonetheless, the first stage of Mindarie Keys development, including the harbour and hotel, began in February 1988, the first residential lots in southern and western Mindarie began to sell at the same time. During construction however, Smith Corporation and its joint venture partners ran into several problems, including massive cost overruns, unrealistic estimates of the land value and poor sales of the residential subdivisions surrounding the marina, brought on by the late 1980s recession; this was compounded by cheaper, competing residential developments being sold in neighbouring Quinns Rocks. Mindarie Keys Marina was completed and opened to the public a year at a total cost of $34 million. However, the aforementioned problems ended with Smith Corporation losing control of the project to their financiers, Beneficial Finance, who stalled further development and expenditure to focus on selling all remaining residential lots; the project fell into the hands of receivers after the

Nico F. Declercq

Nico Felicien Declercq is a physicist and mechanical engineer. He is an associate professor with the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and Georgia Tech Lorraine in France, he is specialized in ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of materials, propagation of ultrasonic waves in complex materials, in acoustics, in theoretical and experimental linear and nonlinear ultrasonics, acousto-optics, Physics in Medicine and Acoustic Microscopy. He has investigated the acoustics of Chichen Epidaurus. Declercq received his BSc and MSc in physics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1996 and 2000 and received a PhD in engineering physics from Ghent University in 2005, he worked as a Belgian National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow with Ghent University before he accepted a faculty position with Georgia Tech in 2006. Declercq received the International Dennis Gabor Award from the NOVOFER Foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on December 21, 2006, he received the ICA Early Career Award "For outstanding contributions to ultrasonics for studies of propagation and diffraction of acoustic waves" from the International Commission for Acoustics in 2007.

Declercq has been president of the steering board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics, as well as president of their 2015 congress. He is an associate editor of the journal Acta Acustica united with Acustica, associate editor of the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, founding editor-in-chief of Elsevier's Physics in Medicine, he serves on technical committees of the French Acoustical Society and is the Chair of the Ultrasonics Technical Committee of the European Acoustics Association. In India, Declercq is a respected scientist. Given his background in astrophysics and acousto-optics, he was honored, in 2019, to inaugurate the Aryabhatt Auditorium; the auditorium is named after Indias mathematician-astronomer Aryabhatt. It belongs to the "Prof. Rajendra Singh Institute of Physical Sciences for Study and Research" at the VBSPU University at Jaunpur, named after Rajju Bhaiya, a pupil of Noble prize laureate C. V. Raman. In 2008 Declercq wrote a book on ultrasonics, together with his Indian colleagues P.

C. Mishra, Rajendra Kumar Singh, Sri Singh. In Sri Lanka, a country which he visits he has family bonds and is a invited speaker at the nation’s institutes of higher education, he is known for his extensive knowledge of the history of India and Sri Lanka. Declercq's coat of arms consists of the following elements:Motto: Érudit et sage à pied levé Blazon: on the bordure a compone of 14 pieces gold and azur of which five at the top, an azur shield, having a silver crane with raised foot and beaked in red, holding in the right foot an upright feather in gold, accompanied in chief by two six-pointed stars and at the bottom a sun in gold Crest: A rising silver swan with red beak Origin: The coat of arms contains colours and elements referring to that of Declercq’s ancestors de Patin, with shield placed in front of the original shield of his Spanish paternal ancestors Desclergues. Declercq is a patrilineal descendant of Don Pere Desclergue, born early in the 15th century AD at Montblanc in the Conca de Barberà in Catalunya, Spain.

Pere Desclergue's grandson Bonaventura Desclergue i Cortés, a notary at Montblanc, had four sons, one of which would stay as heir at Montblanc, while the three others would go to Flanders as military during the Eighty-year war. Don Jeroni Desclergue had been a military since 1587, he stayed in Flanders from 1587-1598 and 1601-1604. In 1587, he became a commander in the infantry company of Lluís de Queralt, it has been reported that he was involved in military interventions in Holland and France, including the Siege of Cambrai of 1595. On March 10 of 1597 he captured, with his company, the city of Amiens and helped further defending it against the French. On January 14 of 1598 he was recognized for his military career by his captain Diego de Durango. Once returned to Barcelona, he went to the service of the Viceroy Duke of Feria, his stay in Barcelona allowed him to attend, with his father Bonaventura Desclergue and his elder brother Francesc Desclergue, in the Cortes of Barcelona of 1599. In 1602 he returned to Flanders in August, where he commanded as Tercio captain of a company of Iñigo de Borja, with which he participated in the Siege of Ostend, where he died, with half of his company, while leading an assault, as a result of the explosion of a mine, on 4 September of 1604, which wounded his brother Enric Desclergue.

Enric was awarded for his military achievements and died in 1631. Antoni appeared in contemporary literature which shows that he went back and forth to Spain, while Jeroni’s grandson, was the continuator of the Desclergue bloodline in Flanders through his marriage, in Flanders, with Martina Vera

1974 Atlanta Braves season

The 1974 Atlanta Braves season was the ninth season in Atlanta along with the 104th season as a franchise overall. The team finished third in the National League West with a record of 88–74, 14 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. During the season, Braves outfielder Hank Aaron became the all-time career leader in home runs, surpassing Babe Ruth. At the end of the 1973 season, Aaron had finished one home run short of the record, he hit home run number 713 on September 29, 1973, with one day remaining in the season, many expected him to tie the record. But in his final game that year, playing against the Houston Astros, he was unable to hit one out of the park. Over the winter, Aaron received a large assortment of hate mail. Many did not want to see a black man break Ruth's nearly sacrosanct home run record. Lewis Grizzard editor of the Atlanta Journal, prepared for the massive coverage of the home run record. Secretly though, he had an obituary written, scared that Aaron might be murdered. Sports Illustrated pointedly summarized the racist vitriol that Aaron was forced to endure: "Is this to be the year in which Aaron, at the age of thirty-nine, takes a moon walk above one of the most hallowed individual records in American sport...?

Or will it be remembered as the season in which Aaron, the most dignified of athletes, was besieged with hate mail and trapped by the cobwebs and goblins that lurk in baseball's attic?" Babe Ruth's widow, Claire Hodgson denounced the racism and declared that her husband would have enthusiastically cheered Aaron's attempt at the record. January 9, 1974: Mike Davey was drafted by the Braves in the 2nd round of the 1974 Major League Baseball Draft. March 26, 1974: Buzz Capra was purchased by the Braves from the New York Mets; as the 1974 season began, the Braves opened the season on the road with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Braves management wanted him to break the record in Atlanta, so the plan was to have Aaron sit for said games against the Reds. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn ruled, he played two out of three, tying Babe Ruth's record in his first at bat off Reds pitcher Jack Billingham, but failed to hit another home run in the series. The team returned to Atlanta for a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On April 8, 1974, a crowd of 53,775 people showed up for the game — a Braves attendance record. Sammy Davis, Jr. was in attendance, Pearl Bailey, sang the national anthem in Broadway soul. Atlanta's black mayor, Maynard Jackson, Governor Jimmy Carter attended the game. Dodgers pitcher Al Downing had walked Aaron leading off the second inning to the accompaniment of continuous booing by the fans. Aaron scored on a Dodger error, the run broke Willie Mays' all-time National League record for runs scored with 2,063. In the 4th inning, Aaron hit. Although Dodgers outfielder Bill Buckner nearly went over the outfield wall trying to catch it, the ball landed in the Braves bullpen, where relief pitcher Tom House caught it. Two white college students sprinted onto the field and jogged alongside Aaron as he circled the base paths; as the fans cheered wildly, Aaron's mother ran onto the field as well. Hank Aaron Dusty Baker Vic Correll Darrell Evans Ralph Garr Davey Johnson Mike Lum Ron Reed Craig Robinson June 5, 1974: Dale Murphy was drafted by the Braves in the 1st round of the 1974 Major League Baseball Draft.

June 12, 1974: Dave Campbell was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves. While the crowning of Aaron as baseball's all-time home run king made 1974 an exceptional season for the Braves, the strong performance of the team on the field marked the campaign; the Braves' 88–74 record was an 11​1⁄2 game improvement over 1973, resulted in a third-place finish in the NL West. But a mid-season slump cost manager Eddie Mathews—for years Aaron's fellow-superstar with the Milwaukee Braves of the 1950s—his job on July 21 during the All-Star break with the club at 50–49. Special assistant to the general manager Clyde King, 50, former skipper of the San Francisco Giants, assumed the managerial reins July 24. King's hiring aroused some controversy when Aaron noted that he had been bypassed as a managerial candidate, he would have taken the Braves' job, Aaron said, "simply because there are no black managers in baseball." Braves' owner William Bartholomay responded by claiming he had had no inkling that Aaron was interested in managing in the Major Leagues.

As events turned out, the Braves responded to King, winning 38 of their final 63 games and King was rehired for the 1975 season. Frank Robinson became MLB's first black manager when he was hired by the Cleveland Indians on October 3, 1974. Aaron was traded to the American League Milwaukee Brewers on November 2, 1974. Meanwhile, Mathews finished his managerial career with a 149–161 record over all or parts of three seasons. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.

Alexander I of Macedon

Alexander I of Macedon, known with the title Philhellene was the ruler of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from c. 498 BC until his death in 454 BC. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Alcetas II. Alexander was the son of Queen Eurydice, he had a sister named Gygaea. He gave his sister for marriage to the Persian general Bubares, in the late 6th century BC, in Macedon at the time, in order to stop him from searching for Persian soldiers, killed by Alexander's men following his commands. Alexander I came to the throne during the era of the kingdom's vassalage at the hand of Achaemenid Persia, dating back to the time of his father, Amyntas I, although Macedon retained a broad scope of autonomy. In 492 BC it was made to a subordinate part of the Persian Kingdom by Mardonius' campaign. At that time, Alexander was on the nominal Macedonian throne. Alexander further acted as a representative of the Persian governor Mardonius during peace negotiations after the Persian defeat at the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC.

In events, Herodotus several times mentions Alexander as a man, on Xerxes' side and follows the assigned tasks. From the time of Mardonius' conquest of Macedon, Alexander I is referred to as hyparchos by Herodotus, meaning subordinate governor. Despite his cooperation with Persia, Alexander I gave supplies and advice to the Greek city states, warned them of Mardonius' plans before the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC. For example, Alexander I warned the Greeks in Tempe to leave before the arrival of Xerxes' troops, as well as notified them of an alternate route into Thessaly through upper Macedonia. After their defeat in Plataea, the Persian army under the command of Artabazus tried to retreat all the way back to Asia Minor. Most of the 43,000 survivors were attacked and killed by the forces of Alexander at the estuary of the Strymon river. Alexander regained Macedonian independence after the end of the Persian Wars. Alexander claimed descent from Argive Heracles. After a court of Elean hellanodikai determined his claim to be true, he was permitted to participate in the Olympic Games in 504 BC, an honour reserved only for Greeks.

He modelled his court after Athens and was a patron of the poets Pindar and Bacchylides, both of whom dedicated poems to Alexander. The earliest reference to an Athenian proxenos, who lived during the time of the Persian wars, is that of Alexander I. Alexander I was given the title "philhellene", a title used for Greek patriots. Alexander had a daughter: Alcetas II, future king of Macedon. Perdiccas II, future king of Macedon. Philip, father of Amyntas II Menelaus. Amyntas, whose son Arrhidaeus was the father of Amyntas III, he was thought to be the father of Balacrus, father of Meleager and grandfather of Arsinoe of Macedon Stratonice, married by her brother Perdiccas II to Seuthes II of Thrace. Ancient Macedonians List of ancient Macedonians Smith, William. "Alexander I". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little and Company. P. 118

Artur Ali

Arthur Faridovich Ali is a Russian curler. He played lead for the Russian national men's curling team at the 2016 European Curling Championships. World Junior Curling Championships: Silver. European Junior Curling Challenge: Gold, Silver. Master of Sports of Russia. 2016 European Curling Championships Alexey Timofeev, Skip Alexey Stukalskiy, Third Timur Gadzhikhanov, Second Artur Razhabov, Alternate Artur Ali on the World Curling Federation database Artur Ali on the World Curling Tour database Artur Ali on the CurlingZone database

1938–39 AHL season

The 1938–39 AHL season was the third season of the International-American Hockey League, known in the present day as the American Hockey League. It was the first season that the I-AHL played as a unified league. For the previous two seasons, the International Hockey League and Canadian-American Hockey League had played as a "circuit of mutual convenience" with an interlocking schedule. However, on June 29, 1938, the IHL and C-AHL formally merged into a single circuit under the I-AHL name. Eight teams played 54 games each in the schedule; the Hershey Bears won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as the Western Division champions, while the Cleveland Barons won the Calder Cup as league champions. One of the I-AHL's first acts as a merged league was to grant an expansion franchise to the Hershey Bears, based in Hershey, Pennsylvania; the Bears transferred from the Eastern Amateur Hockey League to the I-AHL's West Division. The Bears have been in the I-AHL/AHL since, without relocating or renaming; as of the end of the 2016–17 season, they are the oldest team in the league, the seventh oldest team in all of professional hockey still playing in its current city and under its current name.

Note: GP = Games played.