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Norton Motorcycle Company

The Norton Motorcycle Company is an English motorcycle marque from Birmingham, England, UK. It was founded in 1898 as a manufacturer of "fittings and parts for the two-wheel trade". By 1902 the company had begun manufacturing motorcycles with bought-in engines. In 1908 a Norton-built engine was added to the range; this began a long series of production of single and twin-cylinder motorcycles, a long history of racing involvement. During the Second World War Norton produced 100,000 of the military Model 16 H and Big 4 sidevalve motorcycles; when major shareholders started to leave Norton in 1953 the company declined and Associated Motor Cycles bought the shares. Although motorcycle sales went through a recession in the 1950s, Norton Motors Ltd was only a small manufacturer, Norton sales flourished. A series of Norton Dominator Twins of 500 cc 600 cc 650 cc and the 750 cc Norton Atlas kept sales buoyant with sales to the United States. In 1968 the new 750 cc Norton Commando Model appeared, with the engine/gearbox/swingarm unit isolastically insulated from the frame with a series of rubber mountings.

This kept the vibrations from the rider. The Commando was a best seller, voted #1 Motorcycle of the Year a number of times in Britain. 850 cc models appeared for 1973. For 1975 an electric start arrived in the 850 Mk3; the largest UK motorcycle manufacturer at the time was BSA-Triumph, comprising Birmingham Small Arms Company in Birmingham, Triumph Motorcycles in Meriden. BSA-Triumph faced difficulties caused by poor management, outdated union practices, old-fashioned motorcycle designs and antiquated factory conditions. A merger with Norton Motorcycles was proposed; the Triumph factory Meriden was the least modern. Poore was CEO of Manganese Bronze Holdings, a company more concerned with asset stripping than with motorcycle production. Subsequent political manoeuvrings led to the downfall of NVT, as taxpayer-assisted wranglings over amalgamations and sell-offs all but killed the once extensive UK motorcycle industry. In late 2008, Stuart Garner, a UK businessman, bought the rights to Norton from some US concerns and relaunched Norton in its Midlands home at Donington Park where it was to develop the 961cc Norton Commando and a new range of Norton motorcycles.

On 29 January 2020, it was announced. Administrators BDO were appointed by Metro Bank; the company had been in court over £300,000 of unpaid taxes due to HM Revenue and Customs, from an original amount of £600,000, with company representatives stating that £135,000 in "outstanding research and development tax relief" was overdue and would reduce the amount owed. HMRC gave the company more time to pay and the court case was adjourned until mid-February. There were reports that there had been fraudulent wrongdoing which affected hundreds of pension holders who invested in the company, Norton customers, staff. An associated business owned by Stuart Garner, the nearby Priest House Hotel, is in administration, being run temporarily by an outside hotel chain; the original company was formed by James Lansdowne Norton at 320, Bradford Street, Birmingham, in 1898. In 1902 Norton began building motorcycles with Swiss engines. In 1907 a Norton ridden by Rem Fowler won the twin-cylinder class in the first Isle of Man TT race, beginning a sporting tradition that went on until the 1960s.

The first Norton engines were made in 1907, with production models available from 1908. These were the 3.5 hp and the'Big 4', beginning a line of side-valve single-cylinder engines which continued with few changes until the late 1950s. The first Norton logo was a simple, art nouveau design, with the name spelled in capitals. However, a new logo appeared on the front of the catalogue for 1914, a joint effort by James Norton and his daughter Ethel, it became known as the "curly N" logo, with only the initial letter as a capital, was used by the company thereafter, first appearing on actual motorcycles in 1915. Ethel Norton did some testing of her father's motorcycles. In 1913 the business declined, R. T. Shelley & Co. the main creditors and saved it. Norton Motors Ltd was formed shortly afterwards under joint directorship of James Norton and Bob Shelley. Shelley's brother-in-law was tuner Dan O'Donovan, he managed to set a significant number of records on the Norton by 1914 when the war broke out - and as competition motorcycling was suspended during the hosilities, these records still stood when production restarted after the war.

1914 Dan O'Donovan records set in April 1914: Under 500 cc flying km 81.06 mph, flying mile 78.60 mph - 490 cc Norton Under 750 cc flying km and flying mile see above Under 500 cc with sidecar flying km 65.65 mph, flying mile 62.07 mph - 490 cc Norton Under 750 cc with sidecar flying km and flying mile see aboveOn 17 July 1914 O'Donovan took the flying 5 mile record at 75.88 mph, the standing start 10 mile record at 73.29 mph, again on the 490 cc Norton. Norton continued production of their 3.5 hp and Big 4 singles well into the war period, though in November 1916 the Ministry of Munitions issued an order that no further work on motor cycles or cars would be allowed from 15 November 1916 without a permit. By this time most motor cycle companies were eit

Petit lac Wayagamac

The Petit lac Wayagamac is located in the city of La Tuque, in Mauricie, in Quebec, in Canada. Until 2006, the territory of this lake was part of the former unorganized territory of Petit-Lac-Wayagamac, before being merged with La Tuque; the territory of the lake is controlled by the Zec de la Bessonne. The mouth of Petit lac Wayagamac is located 18.5 kilometres southeast of downtown La Tuque and 2.5 kilometres east of Lake Wayagamac. These two lakes are surrounded by the Laurentians mountains, certain peaks exceeding 400 meters above sea level; this Haute-Mauricie lake includes Bouleau Bay and Mystérieur Bay located at the mouth of the Mysterious River. Petit lac Wayagamac has a length of 4.5 kilometres, a width of 2.4 kilometres and an altitude of 281 metres. Little Bostonnais River From the outlet of Petit lac Wayagamac, the Petite Rivière Bostonnais runs 4.4 km before emptying into Lake Wayagamac. Lake Wayagamac in turn empties from the west into the Little Bostonnais River, 10.6 km long, between the Wayagamac lake dam and the mouth of the river which flows into the Saint-Maurice River at the southern limit of the town of La Tuque.

From the outlet of Petit lac Wayagamac, the water from the Petite rivière Bostonnais flows over 23.6 km, 8.6 km of which cross Lake Wayagamac from East to West. According to Father G. Lemoine, the expression "waweia gamak" is akin to the Algonquin language, means "at the round lake". For father Joseph-Étienne Guinard, put for wawiagamaw, has the meaning of a round lake, yet its shape is more triangular than round. This name, in the form of Wayagamack was mentioned in 1876 in one of the reports of the surveyor Télésphore Chavigny De La Chevrotière. From 1913, Wayagamack identified a paper factory established in Trois-Rivières; the toponym "Petit lac Wayagamac" was registered on December 5, 1968 in the Place Names Bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec.. In addition, Kruger, in partnership with the Société générale de financement du Québec, acquired the Kruger Wayagamack plant in 2001; this plant is located at Trois-Rivières. Little Bostonnais River Lake Wayagamac Saint-Maurice River Mysterious River La Tuque Mauricie Zec de la Bessonne List of lakes of Canada

West Virginia Legislature

The West Virginia Legislature is the state legislature of the U. S. state of West Virginia. A bicameral legislative body, the legislature is split between the upper Senate and the lower House of Delegates, it was established under Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution following the state's split from Virginia during the American Civil War in 1863. As with its neighbor and former constituent Virginia General Assembly, the legislature's lower house is referred to as a "House of Delegates." The legislature convenes in the State Capitol building in Charleston. Senators are elected for terms of four delegates for terms of two years; these terms are staggered, meaning that not all 34 State Senate seats are up every election: some are elected presidential election years and some are up during midterm elections. Regular sessions of the legislature commence on the second Wednesday of January of each year. However, following the election of a new governor, the session starts in January with the governor's address but adjourns until February.

On the first day of the session, members of both the House and the Senate sit in joint session in the House chamber where the governor presents his or her legislative program. The length of the general session may not go beyond 60 calendar days unless extended by a concurrent resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of each house; the governor may convene the Legislature for extraordinary sessions. Given the part-time nature of the legislature of West Virginia, multiple extraordinary sessions are not uncommon. Bills revenue bills, resolutions may originate in either house. Bills must undergo three readings in each house before being sent to the governor. Bills cannot contain multiple subjects and do not take effect until 90 days following adjournment, unless approved to take effect by two-thirds of the membership of each house. Bills are drafted by the Office of Legislative Services or legislative staff counsel, reviewed by the sponsor of the bill and submitted for introduction to the clerk of the chamber of which he or she is a member.

Bills are assigned to committees that make recommendations about a bill in the form of a committee report. The governor has the power to veto bills. For budget bills or supplementary appropriations bills, two-thirds of the members elected to each house are required to override the governor's veto of a bill or line-item veto. For all other bills, a simple majority of each house is required. West Virginia House of Delegates West Virginia Senate West Virginia State Capitol List of members of the 80th West Virginia House of Delegates List of members of the 80th West Virginia Senate West Virginia Legislature Homepage

Rancho Santa Rita

Rancho Santa Rita was a 8,894-acre Mexican land grant in the Amador Valley and western Livermore Valley, in present day Alameda County, California. It was given in 1839 by Governor Juan Alvarado to Jose Dolores Pacheco; the rancho included present day Pleasanton and Dougherty. Rancho Santa Rita was granted in 1839 to Pueblo de San José alcalde Jose Dolores Pacheco, it extended east from present day Foothill Road, with the Rancho Las Positas adjacent in the eastern Livermore Valley, Rancho San Ramon on the north and the Rancho Valle de San Jose on the south, Pacheco was an absentee landowner, but had a small adobe built in 1844, no longer standing. In 1854, Francisco Alviso, the son of Pacheco's majordomo, Francisco Solano Alviso, built the adobe ranch house that still stands on Foothill Road in the Alviso Adobe Community Park overlooking Amador Valley. A claim for Rancho Santa Rita was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852, the grant was patented to John Yountz, administrator of the estate of José Dolores Pacheco in 1865.

In 1853, Rancho Santa Rita was sold to Augustin Alviso, grantee of Rancho Potrero de los Cerritos, by the heirs of Jose Delores Pacheco, Juana Pacheco and Salvio Pacheco. In 1854, Samuel B. Martin and West J. Martin purchased Rancho Santa Rita, they sold the ranch in 1865, moved to Oakland. In 1865 William M. Mendenhall came to the valley, in 1868 purchased 650 acres of the Rancho Santa Rita grant. During the period of the railroad boom in the late 1860s, Rancho Santa Rita was sub divided into fifteen farms; the farms were "small" tracts of about 300 acres to 3,750 acres. The larger land owners consisted of J. W. Dougherty, 750 acres. In 1869 J. W. Kottinger and J. A. Neal each laid out and plotted a subdivision for a new town called Alisal, situated about five miles south of Dublin. By 1878 the village was an unincorporated town of about 500 people renamed Pleasanton. Like Livermore, Pleasanton attained its size and importance with coming of the Union Pacific Railroad. In the early 1880s, Count Valensin purchased 140 acres, Maas Suders purchased a strip of land from the Mendenhall's 650 acres, Samuel Hewlett purchased 1,600 acres.

In 1894 the remainder of Rancho Santa Rita was offered for sale by Company of Oakland. In 1921 what was left of the Mexican grant was sold to Asa Mendenhall. Pacheco Adobe — the first adobe, built in 1844 by José Dolores Pacheco, is no longer standing, its site is 0.5 miles to the north of the Alviso Adobe. Francisco Alviso Adobe — built in 1854 by Francisco Alviso, the son of Pacheco's mayordomo, Francisco Solano Alviso, it is located within Alviso Adobe Community Park present day Pleasanton. Alviso Adobe Community Park Ranchos of Alameda County, California List of California Ranchos Diseño del Rancho Santa Rita: Alameda County, Calif. at The Bancroft Library

Planet Master

Planet Master is the name of two fictional characters appearing in comics published by DC Comics. The first Planet Master, a scientist called Irving Norbert and his lab assistant, who would take on the name and costume, first appeared in Detective Comics #296 in October, 1961; the characters were created by artist Jim Mooney. Professor Irving Norbert is a scientist, exposed to the gases of a meteor; the result caused him to develop a Jekyll and Hyde-type personality with the bad one turning to a life of crime. Using his knowledge of astronomy, Norbert became a costumed villain named Planet Master and used weapons based on the nine planets, he managed to outwit Robin in the first battle. Norbert's unscrupulous assistant Edward Burke discovered the double identity of his boss and decided to either join forces with Planet Master or to use his equipment on his own. Though, the effects of the gas wore off. Norbert's criminal self was erased and Batman brought Burke to justice; when Kobra was creating a strike-force called Strike Force Kobra to usurp Stagg Enterprises in his goal of world domination, one of the villains he created was patterned after the original Planet Master.

What makes this version different from the original is that he can simulate the abilities of the other planets. He was defeated. Although never stated, it is possible. Years ago, Burke planned to use the original Planet Master's equipment in crime. Either way, this Planet Master popped up as a member of Alexander Luthor Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains. The first Planet Master uses weapons based on the planets; the second Planet Master could simulate the conditions typical to any of the nine planets in our solar system. For example, he can use the speed of Mercury, the heat of Mars, the strength of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the cold of Pluto. Planet Master appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure," voiced by Stephen Root. Although he has the appearance of the Irving Norbert version of Planet Master, his powers are similar to the second Planet Master. While stopping in a Western theme-park town with his family, Aquaman sees on a TV in the saloon where the Planet Master is attacking the abandoned Yarmouth Gold Mine and fighting Blue Beetle.

While his family is on a stagecoach, Aquaman takes the opportunity to help Blue Beetle fight Planet Master in order to keep him from stealing the gold. Aquaman managed to divert the Planet Master's artificial meteor back at Planet Master enough to defeat him. In "A Bat Divided," Planet Master appeared as a patron in the bar where the other villains hang out until the arrival of Firestorm and the three Batmen. Edward Burke can be heard in Batman: Arkham Knight, voiced by JB Blanc. Burke is a key figure in a side quest in the DLC mission "A Matter of Family". Throughout the tapes, Burke is shown as a billionaire, he is approached by Dr. Penelope Young, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Joker under the alias of Jack White to cure her with treatments, while Burke would create the Seaside Amusement Park as a favor to White, his daughter is revealed to have died from the treatment. Devastated, Burke gives ownership of the park to White and is driven to suicide with pills that are revealed to be laced with Joker venom.

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Kyōto Kinen

The Kyōto Kinen is a Grade II race in Japan, open to international horses. It is held mid February at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan; the race was first run in 1942. It was not run from 1944 to 1947 due to World War II; the race was run over 3,500 metres and the present race is run over 2,200 metres. Kyōto Kinen has been rated as a Grade II race since 1984 and was opened for foreign trained horses at that time, although foreign horses have never run the race until recently, it is a popular prep race for Tenno Sho. Takeshiba O, Ten Point, Biwa Hayahide and T M Opera O are horses that won both the Kyōto Kinen and the Tenno Sho; some horses run this race before going to Dubai. In 2007, Admire Moon won the Dubai Duty Free. Kyōto Kinen was held twice a year in spring and autumn; the autumn race was abolished 1984. Before the autumn part was abolished, some horses ran five horses won both. Notably, Final Score and Sky Leader won both races in the same year. Satono Crown 4 – Yutaka Take 5 – Hiroyoshi Matsuda 2 – Riichi Kondō 2 – Katsumi Yoshida 2 – Hajime Satomi 2:11.5 Lovely Day Horse racing in Japan List of Japanese flat horse races Horse Racing in Japan