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Lessor Township, Polk County, Minnesota

Lessor Township is a township in Polk County, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 197 at the 2000 census. Lessor is a corruption of the surname of an early settler. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles, of which 35.6 square miles is land and 0.8 square miles is water. At the 2000 census, there were 73 households and 54 families residing in the township; the population density was 5.5 per square mile. There were 90 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 0.51 % from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population. There were 73 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 1.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.0% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.28. 26.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.4 males. The median household income was $35,417 and the median family income was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,250 and females $21,528; the per capita income was $19,808. About 8.1% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.9% of those sixty five or over

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a mid-size all-electric luxury SUV made by Tesla, Inc.. The vehicle is unique in the concept that it uses falcon wing doors instead of traditional automotive doors; the prototype was unveiled at Tesla's design studios in Hawthorne, California on February 9, 2012. The Model X has an official EPA rated 250–325 mi range and the combined fuel economy equivalent and energy consumption for the AWD P90D was rated at 89 mpg‑e; the Model X was developed from the full-sized sedan platform of the Tesla Model S. The Model X has an EPA Size Class as an SUV, shares ~30% of its content with the Model S, half of the planned ~60%, weighs about 10 percent more, both are being produced at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. First deliveries of the Model X began in September 2015. After one full year on the market, the Model X ranked in 2016 seventh among the world's best-selling plug-in cars. Tesla planned for deliveries to commence in early 2014. However, in February 2013, the company announced that deliveries had been rescheduled to begin by late 2014 in order to achieve its production target of 20,000 Model S cars in 2013.

In November 2013, Tesla said it expected to begin Model X high volume production the second quarter of 2015. In November 2014, Tesla again delayed and announced that Model X deliveries would begin in the third quarter of 2015. Deliveries began on September 29, 2015. Among the reasons for delay were problems with the falcon-wing doors and cooling the motors when hauling trailers. In 2016, the company filed a lawsuit against Swiss hydraulics firm Hoerbiger Holding for not producing satisfactory falcon-wing doors for the Model X. Tesla claimed the doors suffered from oil leakage and overheating. Many believe this is one of the reasons for the delay of the Model X; the lawsuit was settled in September 2016. On July 29, 2015, Tesla announced a referral program though October 31, 2015 wherein owners of a Model S who refer 10 new buyers gain the option to buy a Founder Series Model X for the price of a base model; the first person to reach this 10 referral point would be given this model for free. On July 13, 2016, Tesla introduced its Model X 60D, lower priced than the Model X's starting price.

The Model X 60D has a 200 mi range and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph. The battery capacity in the Model X 60D has been software restricted to 60kWh. Post purchase, owners have the option to unlock the additional 15kWh bringing the 60D to 75D range specifications. Tesla plans to use the Model X platform for the Tesla Minibus. Global sales passed the 10,000 unit mark in August 2016, with most cars delivered in the United States. In August 2016, Tesla introduced the P100D with Ludicrous Mode to be the new top Model X; the P100D has a 100 kWh battery, accelerate from 0 to 289 mi of range. In October 2016 Tesla discontinued the 60D version and made the "Smart Air Suspension" standard instead of coil springs, increasing the base price to $85,000. In June 2017, the 90D version was discontinued. Global cumulative sales since inception totaled 106,689 units through September 2018. In January 2019, Tesla discontinued the 75D version, making the 100D the base version of the Model X.

The base price of the Model X 100D is $97,000 as of Jan 2019. In July 2019, Tesla added a Long Range model of the Model X with a 325 mile EPA range priced at $84,500 In March 2018 it was announced that Tesla upgraded the MCU to version 2. MCU 2 improved the performance of the 17 inch center console screen. A series production vehicle was unveiled on September 29, 2015, it has a panoramic windshield. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, it is the safest SUV in terms of frontal and side impact crash, being more than twice as safe as the next closest SUV in rollover tests as well; the Model X does come with Autopilot as standard, has an optional Full Self Driving chip. The Model X has standard a collision avoidance system that uses radar-based autonomous emergency braking and side-directed ultrasound detection that steers the car away from threats. Tesla uses a wide-band radar system to help prevent the falcon wing doors from hitting nearby objects when opening or closing; the Model X has double-hinged falcon wing doors which open upwards, allowing the leading edge of the door to remain tucked close to the body, unlike traditional gull-wing doors.

Tesla claims the falcon-wing doors ease access to the vehicle by having the door raise up vertically, rather than swinging out hinged at the front, which tremendously reduces accessibility. The Model X offers room for seven adults and their luggage in three rows of seating and front and rear trunks; the Model X weighs about 8% more than the Model S and shares about 30% of its parts content – down from around 60% expected when development began. The cargo space is 87.8 ft³. Over the years, the Model X has been available with four lithium-ion battery packs, rated at either 60, 75, 90, or 100 kW·h; the highest performance version of the model P100D goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and the 1⁄4 mile in 11.4 seconds, outperforming the fastest SUVs and most sports cars. The Model X's all-wheel-drive system uses two motors, unlike conventional AWD systems that have a single source of power; the Tesla Model X 100D has an official EPA rated range of up to 325 mi. The company planned to offer rear-wheel-drive models.

The standard AWD has 259 horsepower on both the front and rear motor

Eagley F.C.

Eagley Football Club is a football club based in the village of Eagley, near Bolton in Greater Manchester. They are members of the West Lancashire League Division One and play at the Dunscar Sports Complex; the club are affiliated to the Lancashire Football Association. The club's colours are dark blue shorts; the original Eagley FC was formed in 1874. It was one of the first clubs in Lancashire playing under association football rules; the club was one of the founder members of the Lancashire County Football Association in 1878, in 1878–79 it was the first recorded opponents of Preston North End to become the first English football champions. That season Eagley was the winner of the Turton Football Club Challenge Cup, the first football cup played for in Lancashire, entered the FA Cup for the first time. In 1879–80, Eagley was one of the competitors in the first Lancashire Cup competition. With the rise of professional football, the original Eagley FC was disbanded. Many years it was revived as Eagley Mills FC, which played in the Manchester League and in 1959–60 was the winner of the Lancashire Amateur Shield.

The club declined in the 1970s until 1980 when a group of local enthusiasts stepped in to try to revive Eagley to some of its former glories. In 1981, the club appointed the ex-Walker Institute player Paul Thompson as manager with Peter Conroy as his assistant; this led to a further period of success in the Combination plus a Lancashire Junior Shield Final appearance, losing 3–2 to Latham & Burscough and a 2–1 Hospital Cup Final victory over Little Hulton. A new phase of the club's history was entered into on joining the West Lancashire League for the 1988–89 season. After two seasons settling into the league, the club appointed Terry Finney as team manager. Soon after, the club had success, being promoted to the Premier Division as champions. Finney's success continued over the next eight seasons with the club making appearances in the West Lancashire Presidents and Richardson's Cup finals, along with four Hospital Cup finals, winning two. However, during this period the club suffered a major blow when the clubhouse was destroyed by fire in August 1992.

The Football and Cricket Clubs joined together to build a new clubhouse, still used today. From December 2013 to 2014, the club was managed by former Wales and Wigan Athletic striker Simon Haworth. West Lancashire League Premier DivisionRunners-up 2003–04 West Lancashire League Division Two Champions 1990–91 FA CupFourth Round 1882–83 Official website

Walter Lincoln Hawkins

Walter Lincoln Hawkins was an American chemist and engineer regarded as a pioneer of polymer chemistry. For thirty-four years he worked at Bell Laboratories, where he was instrumental in designing a long-lasting plastic to sheath telephone cables, so assisting the introduction of telephone services to thousands of Americans. Hawkins was the first African-American to become a member of the National Academy of Engineering, in 1992 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the U. S. president, George H. W. Bush. Walter Hawkins was born on March 21, 1911, in Washington, D. C, his father was a lawyer for the U. S. Census Bureau and his mother was a science teacher in the District of Columbia school system; when he was young, Hawkins was fascinated with. For example, it was not unusual for him to reassemble it to make another one, he made spring-driven toy boats to sail in the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Hawkins and a fellow eleven-year-old once tried to build a perpetual motion machine, not realizing that it was an impossible task.

He built a working radio. While at Washington's Dunbar High School, Hawkins noticed that his physics teacher drove an expensive new car every year; the teacher, who had invented a self-starter mechanism to replace automobile hand cranks, received a new car each year as partial payment from the company which had bought the mechanism. Hawkins was tremendously excited to discover that a person could make a living through mechanical tinkering. After graduating from high school he went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. In 1932 he graduated with a chemical engineering degree. Unable to find a job during the Great Depression, he enrolled in graduate school at Howard University, where in 1934, he earned a master's degree in chemistry. Professor Howard Blatt, Hawkins’ friend and mentor at Howard, informed him of a special scholarship at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Hawkins enrolled at McGill, earned his Doctorate in Chemistry, left to continue his research at Columbia University when he received a fellowship from the National Research Council.

In 1942, Hawkins became the first African-American to join the technical staff of Bell Laboratories. By controlling much of the Pacific theater in World War II, the Japanese had cut off much of America's rubber supply from Southeast Asia. Hawkins contributed to the development of a rubber substitute made from petroleum stock. After the war, Hawkins began work on an important project, a new and improved insulation for telephone cables. Underground and underwater cables, which were laid over long distances, were covered with fiber wrapped in heavy, expensive lead sheathing. Scientists had known that new, lightweight plastics would be a good alternative, but common plastics did not last long outdoors. Hawkins and Vincent Lanza in 1956 invented a plastic coating that could withstand extreme fluctuations in temperature, last up to seventy years, was less expensive than lead. Telephone lines were subsequently installed in rural areas, bringing affordable phone service to thousands of people. Hawkins, who worked at Bell Labs for thirty-four years, became assistant director of their chemical research lab in 1974.

His work with polymers plastics, focused on the development of new products and recycling. The durable nature of plastic becomes a huge problem when it must be discarded. Hawkins became an expert, not only in making plastics last longer, but in recycling these indestructible products. Upon his retirement from Bell Labs in 1976, Hawkins began teaching and encouraging college students to study science and engineering. In 1981, he became the first chairman of Project SEED, an American Chemical Society program designed to promote science careers for minority students, he helped to set up a program at Bell Labs and AT&T to recruit African-American scientists and engineers. On August 20, 1992, Hawkins died in California due to heart failure, he was 81. Hawkins was honored as a polymer chemistry pioneer; the first African-American to become a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Hawkins won the International Medal of the Society of Plastics. In a 1992 White House ceremony, he received the National Medal of Technology from President George H. W. Bush.

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Glanbrook Rangers

The Glanbrook Rangers are a Junior ice hockey team based in Glanbrook, Canada. They are playing in the Provincial Junior Hockey League; the Rangers are only the second Ontario Hockey Association team to have claimed three consecutive Clarence Schmalz Cups as Junior C champions, winning in 1997, 1998, 1999. The Rangers reigned over their league and the Ontario Hockey Association from the 1996-97 season until 1999 with three consecutive Clarence Schmalz Cups as the best Junior C hockey team in Ontario. Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against CSC 1997: Glanbrook Rangers defeated Belle River Canadiens 4-games-to-2 1998: Glanbrook Rangers defeated Kincardine Bulldogs 4-games-to-1 1999: Glanbrook Rangers defeated Wallaceburg Lakers 4-games-to-none 2018: Lakefield Chiefs defeated Glanbrook Rangers 4-games-to-1 Rangers YouTube Webpage OHA - Niagara District Website Rangers Webpage