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DSRV-2 Avalon

DSRV-2 Avalon was a Mystic-class Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle rated to dive up to 5000 feet to rescue submarine crews trapped deep under the sea. The submarine was acquired in response to the loss of the USS Thresher, so that the Navy would have a way to rescue trapped submarine crews. Avalon was launched in 1971; the submarine, intended to be air transportable, is 50 feet long, 8 feet in diameter, weighs 37 tons. The sub is capable of descending to 5,000 feet below the surface and could carry 24 passengers at a time in addition to her crew. Avalon is battery-powered, would have needed to pause midway through a rescue mission to recharge its batteries. Avalon was stationed at North Island Naval Station in San Diego and was never required to conduct an actual rescue operation; the sub was decommissioned in 2000. The Avalon submarine was donated to the Morro Bay Maritime Museum in Morro Bay, is on public display. Mystic-class deep submergence rescue vehicle DSRV-1 Mystic This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.

S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here

Swimming at the 2010 Asian Games – Women's 100 metre backstroke

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2010 Asian Games took place on 17 November 2010 at Guangzhou Aoti Aquatics Centre. There were 17 competitors from 13 countries. Three heats were held, the heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top eight times from the entire field qualified for the finals. Zhao Jing and Gao Chang from China won the gold and bronze medal Japanese swimmer Shiho Sakai won the silver medal. All times are China Standard Time Prior to this competition, the existing world and Games records were as follows. 16th Asian Games Results Women's 100m Backstroke Heats Official Website Women's 100m Backstroke Ev. No.31 Final Official Website

List of awards and nominations received by M.I.A.

M. I. A is an English recording artist, songwriter and director of Tamil descent, her compositions combine elements of electronic, alternative, hip hop and world music. She has been nominated for various awards including Academy Award, MOBO Award, MTV Video Music Award, MTV Europe Music Award, Grammy Award and the prestigious Mercury Prize, she is the only artist in history to be nominated for an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Brit Award, Mercury Prize and Alternative Turner Prize, the first artist of Asian descent to be nominated for an Academy and Grammy Award in the same year. Her award-winning career spans 13 years; this is the list of nominations received by her. The Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements; the Oscar statuette is named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. M. I. A. has received one nomination for O... Saya from the motion picture Slumdog Millionaire. M. I. A. has received 2 nominations in 2012.

The Antville Music Video Awards are online awards for the best music video and music video directors of the year. They were first awarded in 2005. M. I. A. has received six awards from seven nominations. The BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music was an award given to world music artists between 2002 and 2008, sponsored by BBC Radio 3; the BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting and other fields of entertainment over the past year. M. I. A. has received 1 award from 2 nominations. The BT Digital Music Awards are held annually. M. I. A. has received one nomination. The Berlin Music Video Awards are an annual festival that puts filmmakers and the art behind music videos in the spotlight; the Canadian Independent Music Awards known as the Independent Music Awards or Indies, are presented annually to musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.

M. I. A. has received 1 award from 4 nominations. Design and Art Direction is a British educational charity which exists to promote excellence in design and advertising; the Danish Music Awards is a Danish award show. M. I. A. has received one nomination. A Grammy Award – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. M. I. A. received 3 nominations. Ibiza Music Video Festival is the online music video competition. Rupert Bryan and Elizabeth Fear founded the event in 2013; the International Dance Music Award was established in 1985. It is a part of a weeklong electronic music event held annually; the Ivor Novello Awards are awarded for composing. The awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors; the Mercury Prize called the Mercury Music Prize and known as the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

M. I. A. has received 1 nomination in 2005. The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. An MTV Video Music Award is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in music videos. M. I. A. has received 2 awards from 3 nominations. M. I. A. received one nomination in 2012. The Music of Black Origin Awards, established in 1996 by Kanya King MBE and Andy Ruffell, are held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music; the NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME. The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q; the Shortlist Music Prize, stylized as, was an annual music award for the best album released in the United States that had sold fewer than 500,000 copies at the time of nomination. The UK Asian Music Awards known by the abbreviation UK AMA, is an awards show, held annually in the United Kingdom since 2002.

M. I. A. has received 3 nominations. The UK Music Video Awards is an annual award ceremony founded in 2008 to recognise creativity, technical excellence and innovation in music videos and moving images for music. M. I. A. has received three awards from eight nominations. Awarded annually by XM Satellite Radio since 2005, the XM Nation Music Awards "honor some of the most talented and interesting musicians today."

The Bells (band)

The Bells were a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. They enjoyed two hit singles in the early 1970s; the band formed in 1965 in Montreal as The Five Bells. Members were South African-born sisters Ann and Jackie Ralph as well as Cliff Edwards, Doug Gravelle and Gordie McLeod. Cliff Edwards and Ann Ralph married in 1967; the Five Bells' first big song was 1969's "Moody Manitoba Morning". In 1970, after their first child was born, Ann retired and the family settled on a hobby farm in Warkworth, Ontario; the band shortened their name to The Bells, recorded a hit single "Fly Little White Dove Fly", which made Top 10 in Canada. Piano player Frank Mills joined The Bells for a short period, from 1970 to 1971, after which he left to pursue a solo career, the highlight of, the #3 1979 U. S. hit single "Music Box Dancer". Mills was replaced by piano player Dennis Will. Charlie Clark joined the band in 1970 as a guitarist and vocalist. "White Dove" was followed up in 1971 by "Stay Awhile", a duet featuring Jackie Ralph and Cliff Edwards.

Written by Saint John native Ken Tobias, the song became a major hit worldwide, selling four million copies and going to #1 in Canada on the RPM 100 national Top Singles chart on April 10, 1971 and remaining there for two weeks. S. reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. This single sold over one million copies before the major U. S. radio stations played it, received a gold disc awarded by the R. I. A. A. on 27 May 1971. The success led to invitations to perform on The Tonight Show in June 1971 and The Merv Griffin Show. In Australia, "Stay Awhile" reached #9; that year, the single "Lady Dawn" appeared on the charts, peaking at #11 on the Canadian charts in July. During late 1972, the band had another hit in their native Canada, a cover of the Beatles' "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", it reached #83 on the RPM 100 #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The band broke up when Cliff Edwards departed for a solo career in 1973; the Bells had three Canadian Top Ten singles from their final album, Pisces Rising: "The Singer", "Hey My Love", "He Was Me, He Was You".

Jackie Ralph recruited new members, featuring a new rhythm section with Skip Layton on drums and Will Cardinal on bass. Layton and Cardinal were members of Faro in the early 1970s and Ocean in 1976; the group has continued to perform over the years. Cliff Edwards and Doug Gravelle both now reside in Gananoque, Jackie Ralph in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cardinal in Mississauga, Ontario. In the fall of 2014, a daughter of Cliff Edwards and Anne Ralph, Jessica Edwards, released a documentary film about The Bells' career and the personal relationships of the group members. Titled Stay Awhile, it premiered at the Whistler Film Festival on December 6, 2014. Canadian Pop Encyclopedia feature Mark. "The Bells: They've Stayed Awhile". Whatever Happened To...?: Catching Up with Canadian Icons. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press. P. 193. ISBN 978-1-55002-654-2. Retrieved August 29, 2010

Ginger Pye

Ginger Pye is a book by Eleanor Estes about a dog named Ginger Pye. The book was published in 1951, it won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1952; this book is about a puppy named Ginger. Jerry Pye, a resident in Cranbury, Connecticut in 1919, bought a puppy he wanted from Ms. Speedy for a hard-earned dollar he made while dusting the pews in the church for Sam Doody. Jerry was headed home. On the way home and his sister Rachel heard footsteps behind them; when they turned back, they did not see anything. Jerry decided that if anyone was following them that follower was after his dog. After a few days, Jerry remembered that he hadn't given his puppy a name! He asked his mother and his mother said Ginger because he is the color of ginger and has a gingery temperament. So they called him Ginger Pye. Ginger was a smart dog, he located the school that Jerry goes to. All his neighbors and friends knew Ginger. Ginger Pye went missing on Thanksgiving Day. Jerry and his sister Rachel could not find him.

They discover Ginger tied up in a shed, uncover the identity of the thief: Wally Bullwinkle. The book closes with Ginger home safe to a happy family. Pinky Pye is a 1958 book by the sequel to Ginger Pye. In this book, the eponymous black kitten is adopted by the Pyes during their summer vacation on Fire Island