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Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Central Division of the Western Conference; the Wild did not start play until the 2000 -- 01 season. The Wild were the first NHL franchise in Minnesota since the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas in 1993, they lost their first game, 3–1, to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and recorded their first win against the Tampa Bay Lightning five games later. The Wild play at the Xcel Energy Center. In the 2002–03 season, the team made its first Stanley Cup playoffs appearance, making a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals. Since the Wild have struggled in the postseason, having only advanced to the second round twice since 2003. Following the departure of the Minnesota North Stars after the 1993 season, the state of Minnesota was without an NHL team for seven seasons. Saint Paul mayor Norm Coleman began a campaign to either recruit the relocation of an existing franchise to the city or the award of an expansion franchise to a Minnesota-based ownership group.

These efforts came close to success in the mid-1990s when Minnesota interests purchased the original Winnipeg Jets with the intention of relocating the franchise to Minnesota. Shortly after the failed attempt to relocate the Jets, the NHL announced its intention to expand from 26 to 30 teams. Businessman and Minnetonka native Bob Naegele, Jr. became the lead investor for an application to the NHL for an expansion franchise and the first majority owner. On June 25, 1997, the National Hockey League announced that Minnesota had been awarded an expansion franchise, to begin play in the 2000–01 season; the six finalist team names for the new NHL franchise, were announced on November 20, 1997. Jac Sperling was named chief executive officer of the Minnesota team, Doug Risebrough was named general manager, Tod Leiweke was named President, Martha Fuller was named chief financial officer; the team was named the Wild, with the unveiling occurring at Aldrich Arena in the suburb of Maplewood on January 22, 1998.

The new name was introduced to everyone with the song "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf playing over the arena's speaker system. The Minnesota Wild announced its first major sponsorship agreement with MasterCard from First USA, it was the earliest that First USA had signed an agreement in advance of a team beginning play. The State of Minnesota adopted legislation in April, 1998 to loan $65 million to the City of Saint Paul to fund 50% of the estimated $130 million project costs for the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul; the legislation provided that only $48 million of the loan needed to be repaid if the team met the requirements to have an agreement in place during the term of the lease with the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission. The City of Saint Paul issued an additional $65 million in bonds, with 90% of the debt service on the bonds and the repayment of the state loan coming from scheduled rent and payment in lieu of taxes from the Minnesota Wild. Deconstruction of the Saint Paul Civic Center began soon thereafter and the Xcel Energy Center design was announced.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Xcel Energy Center was hosted in Saint Paul. The Minnesota Wild announced a 26-year partnership agreement with the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission; the Minnesota Wild-MASC partnership is the first partnership of its kind between a private professional sports team and a public amateur sports organization. Doug Risebrough was named executive vice president/general manager of Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center was completed and ready for use; the Wild named Jacques Lemaire their first-ever head coach and the team picked Marian Gaborik third overall in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Gaborik would go on to score the first goal for the Wild in their franchise debut on October 6 at Anaheim; the Wild played their first home game on October 11 against the Philadelphia Flyers and skated to a 3–3 tie. Minnesota native Darby Hendrickson scored the first-ever home goal for the Wild; the team was not successful on the ice, but showed promise for future seasons.

However, the most notable game of the year was the first visit of the Dallas Stars, who had played in Minnesota as the Minnesota North Stars. The Wild rode an emotional sellout crowd of over 18,000 to a 6–0 shutout in Dallas' first regular season game in Minnesota since a neutral-site game in 1993; the season ended with Scott Pellerin as the leading scorer with 39 points while Wes Walz, Darby Hendrickson and Gaborik paced the team with 18 goals each. The Wild would get off to a strong start in the 2001–02 season by earning at least one point in their first seven games. However, the Wild would finish in last place again with a record of 26–35–12–6. En route, there were signs the Wild were improving, as second-year speedster Gaborik had a solid sophomore season with 30 goals, including an invite to the NHL YoungStars Game, Andrew Brunette led the team in scoring with 69 points. Gaborik spent much of the 2002–03 season vying for the league scoring crown before slumping in the second half, the Wild, in their first playoff appearance, made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals before being swept 4–0 by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

The Wild had beaten the favored and third-seeded Colorado Avalanche in the first round in seven games, coming back from a 3–1 series deficit and winning both Game 6 and 7 in overtime. Brunette scored the series clinching goal, the last on Patrick Roy

Jan PĂȘt Khorto

Jan Pêt Khorto is a Syrian Kurdish poet and public speaker. His poetry is categorised as having political orientation and has been characterized as exile literature. Born in Aleppo. Jan is of a Kurdish descent, his parents are from Afrin. He studied his formal education in Aleppo, moved to Damascus to study Journalism at Damascus University in 2006. While at university, Jan initiated an underground newspaper together with few Kurdish and Arab journalists and artists, their activities were spotted by the Syrian intelligence services, a couple of the members were arrested. In 2007, Jan Pêt has been arrested as well due to his political activism in Aleppo, he was released after 107 days in various Mukhabarat centres, including Political, Military and Air Force Intelligence Directorates. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark as an exiled writer, he started a newspaper in 2010 that focused on the asylum seekers living conditions and stories in Denmark. The newspaper lasted 11 months, he was a co-founder of the Syrian Cultural Institute in Denmark in 2015, occupied the position of the Vice-President at the board for a period of a year from 2016 to 2017 Jan Pêt began writing poetry at a young age.

His first poetry collection was published at the age of 17. The collection was not approved by the Syrian Ministry of Culture, therefore was banned in the country. Same happened with his second collection at the age of 19. Two poetry collections were published in Denmark, his last poetry collection was published by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 2017 in Arabic. First Collection of Poems, Never Ending 2005 Aleppo, in Arabic. Second Collection of Poems, The Puzzles, 2007 Aleppo, in Arabic Third Collection of Poems, Helveds Fistelser, 2011 Copenhagen, in Danish Fourth Collection of Poems, Edens Vugge - Hviskende Skæbner fra Syrien, 2016 Copenhagen, in Danish. Fifth Collection of Poems, Hell's Temptations - When Homelands are Carried in Bags, 2017 Cairo, in Arabic. BA. Journalism and Mass Media, Damascus University 2006 - 2008 BSc. International Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School 2013 - 2016 MSc. Political Science, Aarhus University 2016 - 2018 Kahlil Gibran, Jorge Luis Borges, Kafka

Cachisca Lake

Cachisca Lake is a body of water in the Broadback River watershed in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay area of the Nord-du-Québec, in the province of Quebec, in Canada. This lake is part of the territory of Assinica Wildlife Turgis Township. Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector. Recreational tourism activities come second; the nearest forest road is located 50.3 kilometres south-east of the lake, the road skirting Mount Opémisca from the north. The surface of Cachisca Lake is frozen from early November to mid-May, safe ice movement is from mid-November to mid-April. Cachisca Lake has a length of 15.9 kilometres, a maximum width of 6.2 kilometres and an altitude of 350 metres. The shape of the lake is narrower towards the North and more flared towards the South where there are several islands and peninsulas. Lake Cachisca is embedded between Assinica Lake. Lake Cachisca is located to the south of mountains whose several peaks reach more than 500 metres: eleven summits to the North et six summits to the West.

The mouth of Lake Cachisca is located at: 8.8 kilometres east of the mouth of Comencho Lake. This body of water was designated "Lake Capacwachipsca". In 1939, the Quebec Geography Commission formalized this hydronym. Of Cree origin, this hydronym translates an abbreviated form of "Capacwachipsca", which could mean "lake rock in shallow water."The toponym "Lac Cachisca" was formalized on December 5, 1968 by the Commission de toponymie du Québec, when it was created

Derick Hetherington

Rear Admiral Derick Henry Fellowes Hetherington CB DSC & Bar was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Malta. Hetherington served in the Second World War becoming commanding officer of the destroyer HMS Windsor in May 1943 and commanding officer of the destroyer HMS Lookout in March 1944, he saw action in the Battle of the Ligurian Sea, destroying two German Ships in March 1945. After the War he was appointed Captain, 4th Destroyer Squadron from March 1956 to November 1957. In July 1959 he was appointed Malta. In retirement he served as President of the Watlington Branch of the Royal British Legion from 1981 to 1989, he was buried at St Mary's Church in Pyrton in Oxfordshire. Tucker, Spencer. World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781598844573

Billy Bloomfield

William George Bloomfield was an English footballer who played as an inside left in the Football League for Brentford. Bloomfield joined Third Division South club Brentford at a young age and made his senior debut on 19 April 1957, in a 2–2 West London derby draw with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, he made one further first team appearance against Coventry City in September 1957. Bloomfield spent much of his time at Griffin Park playing for the reserves and scored 28 goals in 98 appearances, he retired in January 1960 due to failing eyesight and scored a hattrick in his final reserve team match versus Gillingham. Bloomfield's older brother Jimmy was a professional footballer, he was diagnosed with a severe eye disorder in the late 1950s

Gel bracelet

Gel bracelets, or jelly bracelets are a type of wristband made from Silicone. Gel bracelets are topological tori of rectangular or circular cross-section, they come in a variety of colors, are as inexpensive as $0.07, several can be worn on each arm. They have been popular in waves throughout elsewhere since the 1980s; the silicone wristband first became popular in 2004 with the Livestrong yellow band, set up by American cyclist Lance Armstrong to raise awareness of cancer."Awareness bracelets" wristbands, carry debossed messages demonstrating the wearer's support of a cause or charitable organization. A larger, 1" wide variety became more popular in 2007, with musical groups selling the items to young concert fans. Both the wider and thinner bands are cheap to custom manufacture and as a result have become a popular fundraising tool in America and beyond; the price of these wristbands varies depending on the particular campaign, but are $1 or £1 and the majority of the money goes towards the charity involved.

They are seen by young people as trendier than traditional charity pins which may explain their increase in popularity. During a resurgence in popularity in 2003, gel bracelets became the subject of a widespread urban legend linking them to a supposed sex game explaining their popularity among young teenagers: they were subsequently dubbed "sex bracelets". According to rumors, people who wore the jewelry implied they were willing to engage in various acts with whoever pulled them from their wrists. In October 2003, the rumors were prominent enough in Alachua Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida that the principal banned the bracelets to avert disruption and inappropriate comments about them, they were subsequently banned in other schools around elsewhere. The effectors of these early bans did not insinuate; the supposed meanings of the colours of the bands were reported in the British press in 2005. A similar set of stories surfaced in the British media in 2009, in which the bracelets were nicknamed shag bands.

Similar stories circulated in Brazil during the 2009–2010 summer, where the bracelets were referred to as pulseiras do sexo. In March 2010, a 13-year-old girl in Brazil was raped by three teenage boys after one of them snatched the bracelet she was wearing; the police stated. Different versions associate different colors with sex acts. For example, purple might be associated with kissing, red with lapdancing, black with intercourse; some versions said the involved action occurs at parties held for the purpose, making them similar to contemporary rumors of "rainbow parties", a gathering at which groups of girls wearing varying shades of lipstick take turns fellating their classmates, leaving an array of colors on their penises. Other tales of teenage sex parties have circulated at various times. Folklorist Barbara Mikkelson of associates the "sex bracelet" stories with similar ones of the past. In the 1970s, pulltabs from aluminum cans and labels from beer bottles were considered "sex coupons" and obligated any girl presented with one to sleep with the bearer.

According to Mikkelson, there is little truth behind the stories, the vast majority of teenagers who contact her site express shock and disappointment that so many have believed them. At least one particular type of gel bracelet called the MY Single Band was designed to advertise the wearer's relationship status. In a press release, Rina Mardahl and Rob Young, compared their concept to that of wedding rings that show the married status of a wearer, Young saying he "saw hundreds of people each day that could be a suitable partner, yet there was no way of knowing their relationship status." The response to this bracelet was critical, with Natasha Burton of Cosmopolitan saying she doubted men would look for such a bracelet, given that she was still approached while wearing her engagement ring. The staff of Glamour were uncomfortable with the concept, Eliana Dockterman of Time magazine compared the concept to wearing one's OkCupid profile on one's t-shirt. Awareness ribbon – developed from 1917 through 1986 to symbolize remembrance of service members and other causes Gospel bracelet Lockets and eye miniatures – mementos of loved ones c. 1785 Lock of hair – memento dating to antiquity POW bracelet – from 1970 to 1976, engraved with name of an American serviceman captured or missing during the Vietnam War Memorial bracelet – appearance of bracelets for service members Guide to wristbands