William W. Fraser was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Siege of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863. His surname is sometimes spelled Frazier. Fraser joined the 97th Illinois Infantry in August 1862, was mustered out in July 1865. On May 22, 1863, General Ulysses S. Grant ordered an assault on the Confederate heights at Vicksburg, Mississippi; the plan called for a storming party of volunteers to build a bridge across a moat and plant scaling ladders against the enemy embankment in advance of the main attack. The volunteers knew the odds were against survival and the mission was called, in nineteenth century vernacular, a "forlorn hope". Only single men were accepted as volunteers and then, twice as many men as needed came forward and were turned away; the assault began in the early morning following a naval bombardment. The Union soldiers came under enemy fire and were pinned down in the ditch they were to cross. Despite repeated attacks by the main Union body, the men of the forlorn hope were unable to retreat until nightfall.
Of the 150 men in the storming party, nearly half were killed. Seventy-nine of the survivors were awarded the Medal of Honor. For gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863. List of Medal of Honor recipients List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F "William W. Fraser". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved October 11, 2010. "William W. Fraser". Find a Grave. Retrieved October 11, 2010. A Forlorn Hope Vicksburg Medal of Honor Recipients
Chapter 8 is the eighth studio album by South Korean pop music group g.o.d. It was released in July 2014 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut and mark their reunion as a five-man group after nearly a decade of hiatus; the repackaged edition was released in October and features an additional CD containing a new single "Wind". The album contains 14 tracks; the introductory track is an orchestral medley of the group's most famous hits and was recorded by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The songs sampled in the medley are only from the first five albums released by g.o.d as a quintet. The first full track "An Ordinary Day" was released after Yoon Kye-sang's departure and was re-arranged by the original composer and re-recorded to include him, it was intentionally termed the "original version" as the re-recorded version was sung by the "complete" five-man group, referencing Yoon's return."Sky Blue Promise" was the second single pre-released and samples and references two of the group's most famous hits from their third album: "One Candle" and "Sky Blue Balloon".
The title is a reference to their fandom color sky blue. The song follows the humorous style of "Sky Blue Balloon" and satirizes their own journey from newly debuted young pop stars to middle-aged experienced "seniors" in the entertainment industry, referencing Park Jin-young whom they worked with during their early days and the reality show Dad! Where Are We Going?, a nod to member Kim Tae-woo becoming a father."Saturday Night" was one of three songs for which a music video was released. It alludes to two of the group's hit songs, "Friday Night" and "The Place Where You Should Be" the funk rhythm and lyrics. At the end of the video, the members dance the choreography of various past hit songs. Bold tracks are noted as the promotional tracks of the album. ^ signifies a producer. ^ signifies a composer, the arranger. Two songs from the album were pre-released as digital singles. "The Lone Duckling" was released on May 7, 2014. All proceeds from the song were donated to those affected by the Sewol ferry accident.
"Sky Blue Balloon" was released at noon on July 1. The music videos for "Sky Blue Promise", "Saturday Night" and "The Story of Our Lives" were uploaded on YouTube by CJ E&M and each has since recorded over a million views; the full album was released at midnight on July 8. The repackaged edition was released on October 22, following the conclusion of their national tour, it contains a 50-page photo book of behind-the-scenes and shots from the national tour and an additional single entitled "Wind", written by Yoon Kye-sang and dedicated to the fans. The music video was uploaded on YouTube on October 23 and contained behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the concerts throughout the tour; as soon it was released, Chapter 8 topped the local charts, including major sites such as MelOn, Genie and others, earning the group the Album of the Year award at the Melon Music Awards. It debuted at #2 in the Gaon Album Chart and was ranked at #5 for the month of July and #45 for the year 2014."The Lone Duckling" won the Song of the Year award for the month of May at the Gaon Chart Music Awards after it achieved an "all kill" in the digital charts for that month and topped the Korea K-Pop Hot 100.
"Sky Blue Promise" topped nine local digital charts upon its release, remaining one of the top 5 most downloaded songs for the month of July. It finished second in the Inkigayo rankings for July 13 despite the fact that g.o.d did not promote at any music programs. The album's title track "The Story of Our Lives" topped the digital charts just hours after the album's release. Excluding the two pre-released tracks, all other tracks in the album charted in the Gaon Digital Chart for the month of July, with two debuting in the top 10 the week of the album's release. YesAsia's YumCha! Picked the album for its list of Best Asian Albums of 2014 and its review described the album as an "eminently listenable pop album that appeals to both longtime fans of g.o.d and newer fans to K-pop." Critics have noted that the album had a nostalgic feel as the group chose to retain their signature blend of R&B and rap in the new songs and praised the group for choosing to retain their unique sound rather than follow current trends, thus being able to appeal to both nostalgic older fans as well as newer K-pop fans seeking more variety in genres and musical styles.
Several English-language K-pop blogs have opined that the group have proven through their new album that they have not lost their unique sound despite the long hiatus and Hellokpop.com added that while the songs were musically similar to their past hits, "They don’t look wistfully towards the glory years. ^1 Chart information is from the Gaon Digital Chart only. ^2 Chart information is for the Year 2014 only. Album Information – Mnet Chapter 8 on iTunes
Municipal amalgamation is one of five forms of municipal restructuring in the Province of Alberta. Under current legislation, the authority to amalgamate two or more municipalities is provided under Division 5 of the Municipal Government Act; the first amalgamation in Alberta involving one or more urban municipalities occurred on February 1, 1912 when the cities of Strathcona and Edmonton merged to form a single municipal government under the name of the City of Edmonton. The most recent amalgamation occurred on August 1, 2007 when the Town of Lac La Biche merged with Lakeland County to form a municipal district named Lac La Biche County; the following is a chronological list of historic municipal amalgamations in Alberta involving at least one or more urban municipalities. The thought of amalgamating the towns of Black Diamond and Turner Valley first surfaced in the mid-1980s. Turner Valley withdrew from the discussions after Alberta Municipal Affairs completed a feasibility report on the amalgamation in 1986.
The possibility resurfaced in 2006 when the towns initiated discussions on a possible amalgamation of the two municipalities. The discussions culminated in a plebiscite held on October 15, 2007, concurrently with their municipal elections, where the question asked of voters was "Do you support an amalgamation of the Town of Black Diamond and the Town of Turner Valley to form one municipality?" The results of the plebiscite were 66% of Turner Valley voters were in favour of amalgamation, while 71% of Black Diamond voters were against amalgamation. A third amalgamation investigation began in early 2016 through a joint request of Black Diamond and Turner Valley for a provincial grant to undertake a feasibility study. If successful, the two towns could amalgamate prior to the scheduled 2017 municipal election so that the electorate could vote for one municipal council; the City of Edmonton applied for a significant annexation in early 1979 that included large portions of Parkland County and Sturgeon County as well as the entireties of City of St. Albert and Strathcona County, which included the unincorporated hamlet of Sherwood Park.
The annexation would have amalgamated St. Albert and Strathcona County with Edmonton. Alberta's Local Authorities Board, a predecessor to the Municipal Government Board, granted the annexation in 1980 but excluded St. Albert, Sherwood Park and lands in Strathcona County to the east of Sherwood Park, thereby preventing any form of amalgamation; the lesser annexation granted by the LAB was subsequently tossed out by Alberta's provincial cabinet. The former villages of Entwistle and Evansburg investigated amalgamation in 1986; the two villages subsequently dissolved into hamlets under the jurisdictions of Parkland County and Yellowhead County respectively. The amalgamation of the Town of Redcliff with the neighbouring City of Medicine Hat was investigated or considered to various degrees in 1962, 1968, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1985. Amalgamation of the towns of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain was investigated in the mid-1980s after Stony Plain had incurred a high debt. Despite a recommendation in favour of amalgamation from Alberta Municipal Affairs, residents of Spruce Grove were not supportive of the amalgamation as it would have resulted in a significant increase in their property taxes.
The City of Spruce Grove initiated a growth study in 2014 in which expansion via amalgamation was to be explored as an alternative to annexation. Potential partners for the amalgamation included the Town of Parkland County or both. 2000–06 municipal reorganization in Quebec 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal Amalgamation of the Halifax Regional Municipality Amalgamation of Toronto Amalgamation of Winnipeg Edmonton annexations List of communities in Alberta List of former urban municipalities in Alberta List of mayors in Alberta List of municipal amalgamations in New Brunswick List of municipalities in Alberta Manitoba municipal amalgamations, 2015
Anne Ravi is an Indian film producer. Started his career as Executive Producer with film like Souryam, Amaravathi and working on Gopichand & A. S Ravi Kumar's Upcoming movie. Ravi Started his career in Telugu film industry with film Souryam As an Executive Producer with Bhavya Creations which started production in late 2007 and released in year 2008, and made another film Amaravathi with same production house. In mid 2010, Bhavya creations announced a film with actor Gopichand title as Wanted and released it in 2011. Ravi kept association with production house for further films like Neeku Naaku Dash Dash and Loukyam which released in 2012 and 2014 respectively. In year 2013, Anne Ravi produced a movie Race and now Anne Ravi is being part of their upcoming film of A. S Ravi Kumar's Untitled film starring Gopichand
Antlerpeton is an extinct genus of early tetrapod from the Early Carboniferous of Nevada. It is known from a single poorly preserved skeleton from the Diamond Peak Formation of Eureka County. A mix of features in its compound vertebrae suggest that Antlerpeton is a primitive stem tetrapod that has affinities with more advanced forms, its robust pelvis and hind limbs allowed for effective locomotion on land, but the animal was still tied to a semiaquatic lifestyle near the coast. The holotype skeleton of Antlerpeton, ANS VP 19909, is the only known specimen of the genus, it was found in a block of mudstone in the form of natural molds. A latex impression was made to study ANS VP 19909 in greater detail. No other plant or animal fossils were found in the surrounding area. Antlerpeton was first described by Keith Stewart Thomson, Neil Shubin, Forrest Poole in 1998, it was named after the Antler highlands, a group of mountains in Nevada and Utah that formed during the Late Devonian and Early Carboniferous.
The type species A. clarkii was named for Charles W. Clark, a geologist of the Western Mining Corporation who discovered the holotype in 1990; the holotype of Antlerpeton consists of vertebrae, ribs, a pelvic girdle, two broken femora, gastralia. All of the bones are articulated. With up to 28 vertebrae, the presacral vertebral column is long; each vertebral segment is composed of a large principal centrum and a pair of two small bones that fit in front of it. The spinal cord passes through the larger bones, while the smaller bones are positioned to either side of the midline. Pubo-ischiadic plates, primitive forms of the pubis and ischium of tetrapods, are present, but it is unclear whether they were fused into a strong pelvic girdle. A small projection of bone is present on the acetabulum, a depression in the pelvis that attaches with the end of the femur; this projection is seen in the Late Devonian tetrapod Ichthyostega. The femur of Antlerpeton is much more robust than that of Ichthyostega, has prominent ridges like the fourth trochanter that are attachment points for well-developed leg muscles.
Antlerpeton has small scales covering its underside. Because the only specimen of Antlerpeton is incomplete and lacks a skull, its relationships with other early tetrapods are poorly understood; the compound vertebrae of Antlerpeton distinguish it from lepospondyls and ally it with more primitive stem tetrapods. Antlerpeton shows characteristics of both early rhachitomous tetrapods and schizomerous tetrapods. Rhachitomous tetrapods have two types of bones in each vertebral segment: the pleurocentrum and the intercentrum; the intercentrum is the larger of the two bones in rhachitomes, while the pleurocentra are present as two smaller bones in a dorsal position between the intercentra. Schizomerous tetrapods differ from rhachitomes in that their pleurocentra have descended to a more ventral position in the vertebral column; the pleurocentra enlarged in reptiliomorphs to become the main element of the vertebral centrum. While the compound vertebrae of Antlerpeton are similar to those of classic rhachitomes, the pleurocentra form a distinctive connection with the intercentra in front of and behind them.
This pattern is called the anteropleural condition because the paired pleurocentra are associated with the anterior face of the intercentrum behind them. The anteropleural condition is seen in other forms like Whatcheeria, which are considered to be advanced rhachitomes. However, it is seen in lobe-finned fish like Lohsania, suggesting that the feature is not unique to derived early tetrapods. Antlerpeton had several adaptations for a terrestrial lifestyle. While early tetrapods like Ichthyostega and Acanthostega were aquatic, Antlerpeton could move on land with its robust legs and pelvic girdle; the femur is large, many bony ridges provide anchorage for muscles that would have been useful for both swimming and moving on land. The thickened pubis and acetabulum of the pelvic girdle and the large sacral vertebrae that connect it with the vertebral column allowed Antlerpeton to withstand the stresses of terrestrial locomotion; the holotype specimen of Antlerpeton was found in rocks that were deposited in coastal and marine settings.
Therefore, it is that Antlerpeton inhabited rivers or marshes near the coast and had some tolerance of salt water