Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a province in eastern Canada. With a population of 923,598 as of 2016, it is the most populous of Canada's three Maritime provinces and the four Atlantic provinces, it is the country's second most-densely populated province and second-smallest province by area, both after neighbouring Prince Edward Island. Its area of 55,284 square kilometres includes 3,800 other coastal islands; the peninsula that makes up Nova Scotia's mainland is connected to the rest of North America by the Isthmus of Chignecto, on which the province's land border with New Brunswick is located. The province borders the Bay of Fundy to the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, is separated from Prince Edward Island and the island of Newfoundland by the Northumberland and Cabot straits, respectively; the land that comprises what is now Nova Scotia has been inhabited by the indigenous Miꞌkmaq people for thousands of years. France's first settlement in North America, Port-Royal, was established in 1605 and intermittently served in various locations as the capital of the French colony of Acadia for over a hundred years.

The Fortress of Louisbourg was a key focus point in the struggle between the British and French for control of the area, changing hands numerous times in the until France relinquished its claims with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. During the American Revolutionary War, thousands of Loyalists settled in Nova Scotia. In 1848, Nova Scotia became the first British colony to achieve responsible government, it federated in July 1867 with New Brunswick and the Province of Canada to form what is now the country of Canada. Nova Scotia's capital and largest city is Halifax, today home to about 45 per cent of the province's population, is the thirteenth-largest census metropolitan area in Canada, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, Canada's second-largest coastal city. "Nova Scotia" means "New Scotland" in Latin and is the recognized English-language name for the province. In both French and Scottish Gaelic, the province is directly translated as "New Scotland". In general and Slavic languages use a direct translation of "New Scotland", while most other languages use direct transliterations of the Latin / English name.

The province was first named by the English in the 1621 Royal Charter granting to Sir William Alexander in 1632 the right to settle lands including modern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-smallest province in area, after Prince Edward Island; the province's mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and including numerous bays and estuaries. Nowhere in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km from the ocean. Cape Breton Island, a large island to the northeast of the Nova Scotia mainland, is part of the province, as is Sable Island, a small island notorious for being the site of offshore shipwrecks 175 km from the province's southern coast. Nova Scotia has many ancient fossil-bearing rock formations; these formations are rich on the Bay of Fundy's shores. Blue Beach near Hantsport, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, on the Bay of Fundy's shores, has yielded an abundance of Carboniferous-age fossils.

Wasson's Bluff, near the town of Parrsboro, has yielded both Triassic- and Jurassic-age fossils. The province contains 5,400 lakes. Nova Scotia lies in the mid-temperate zone and, although the province is surrounded by water, the climate is closer to continental climate rather than maritime; the winter and summer temperature extremes of the continental climate are moderated by the ocean. However, winters are cold enough to be classified as continental—still being nearer the freezing point than inland areas to the west; the Nova Scotian climate is in many ways similar to the central Baltic Sea coast in Northern Europe, only wetter and snowier. This is true. Areas not on the Atlantic coast experience warmer summers more typical of inland areas, winter lows are a little colder. Described on the provincial vehicle licence plate as Canada's Ocean Playground, Nova Scotia is surrounded by four major bodies of water: the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, the Gulf of Maine to the southwest, the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

The province includes regions of the Mi'kmaq nation of Mi'kma'ki. The Mi'kmaq people are among the large Algonquian-language family and inhabited Nova Scotia at the time the first European colonists arrived. Warfare was a notable feature in Nova Scotia during the 18th centuries; the French arrived in 1604, Catholic Mi'kmaq and Acadians formed the majority of the population of the colony for the next 150 years. In 1605, French colonists established the first permanent European settlement in the future Canada at Port Royal, founding what would become known as Acadia. During the first 80 years the French and Acadians lived in Nova Scotia, nine significant military clashes took place as the English and Scottish and French fought for possession of the area; these encounters happened at Port Royal, Saint John, Cap de Sable and Baleine. The Acadian Civil War took place from 1640 to 1645. Beginning with King William's War in 1688, a series of six wars took place between the English/British and the French, with Nova Scotia being a consistent theatre of conflict between the two powers.


Coaltar of the Deepers

Coaltar of the Deepers are an Alternative rock band from Japan. They formed in May 1991. Although influenced by shoegaze and post-rock sound, their sound incorporates musical elements as diverse as thrash metal, neo-acoustic, bossa nova. Possessing a devoted fanbase, they are known for their Prince, The Cure, The Primitives, My Bloody Valentine covers. In early 1991, the band was formed in Tokyo by frontman Narasaki. During that time, they recorded demo tapes including most of the songs incorporated into their first release "White EP," on Strange Records; the EP had former member Watanabe on vocals. The bands activity was silent until the end of 1992 when they released their second EP, "Queen's Park all you change" on Stomly Records; the band gained some recognition which showed the release of their third EP, "Sinking Slowly" a month later. The band had little activity until the release of their first album, The Visitors From Deepspace in 1994 on Victor Records. In 1997 the band released new material.

In 1998, the band released "Submerge", an album full of remixes and new songs and a best-of album, Breastroke. A new EP Dog EP preceded their next full-length album in 2000, Come Over to the Deepend. In the style of Come Over to the Deepend, the band released Robot EP in 2001, followed by the album No Thank You; the album marked a new era for the band as they experimented more with electronic beats and noises. A new album was released in 2002, newave. With their small U. S. tour in 2003, Narasaki showed interest in an heavier sound and released the Mouse and Penguin EPs. After the release of the 2004 EPs, Narasaki composed the musical score for the anime Paradise Kiss and worked on his side project Sadesper Record, which released a full-length album earlier that year. In 2006, the band continued working on a new EP and album, both of which were released in mid-2007. Narasaki, while being the leader of the band, has been an active musician in Japan. In 1998, Narasaki created the side project Sadesper Record, more electronic based than Coaltar of the Deepers.

In 2004, the second Sadesper Record album was released. He has contributed to the band Tokusatsu in which the group created the soundtrack for the movie Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies. Narasaki has contributed to the shoegaze band Astrobrite. Narasaki takes credit for producing all the background music for the anime adaptation of Deadman Wonderland Narasaki - Vocal, Programming Kanno - Drums Watanabe - Vocals Takanori - Guitars Fifi - Vocals, Guitar Negishi - Guitars Nagasawa - Bass Koji - Guitar Ichimaki - Guitars, Backup Vocals Kawanaka - Bass Akira Nakayama - Guitars Koji - Guitars Watchman - Keyboard, Percussion Kenjiro Murai - Bass The Visitors from Deepspace Submerge Come Over to the Deepend No Thank You newave Yukari Telepath WHITE E. P. Queen's Park all you change SINKING SLOWLY GUILTY FOREST CAT EP CAT EP II RECEIVE E. P. DOG e.p. ROBOT EP MOUSE E. P Penguin e.p TORTOISE EP BEAR EP RABBIT EP DEAR FUTURE SUBLIMATION HALF LIFE THE BREASTROKE THE BREASTROKE II FOREVER Coaltar of the Deepers Ep Box Set 1991 -2007 Includes all except Penguin and Tortoise EPs.

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Chris Avery

Chris Avery is a former arena football fullback / linebacker in the Arena Football League. He played college football at Kentucky State. In his career, Avery has played for the Norfolk Nighthawks, Dallas Cowboys, Barcelona Dragons, Grand Rapids Rampage, Kansas City Brigade. Avery first attended Holmes Community College, where was named a JUCO All-American in each of his two seasons before transferring to Kentucky State in 1999, he was named a Division II All-American and named to the All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team at Kentucky State in 1999 after recording 32 tackles and four sacks. Avery played one season with the Norfolk Nighthawks of af2, he ranked as the team's second-leading rusher with 13 carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns in eight games along with eight tackles, one sack, one blocked field goal attempt and two forced fumbles. Avery attended training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, but did not make the team; the next year, Avery was selected in the eighth round of the 2001 NFL Europa draft by the Barcelona Dragons.

However, he chose to play in the Arena Football League. As a rookie in 2001, Avery played 11 games, including three starts for the Grand Rapids Rampage, which won ArenaBowl XV that same season, he scored a rushing touchdown in the ArenaBowl. In 2002, he played in just two games, recording two carries for one yard, 2.5 tackles. In 2003, he was named to the league's All-Ironman team for the first time, he led the team with 166 rushing yards, fifth in the league. He rushed for a season- and career-high 71 yards against the Dallas Desperados, his 40-yard run was the longest of the season by any Grand Rapids player, he recorded 26.5 tackles and 2.5 sacks on defense, scored eight touchdowns. In 2004, he recorded 195 rushing yards to lead the team, he recorded 31 tackles, was named the team's Ironman of the Year. In 2005, he had one of the most dominant seasons by an AFL fullback, he led all fullback / linebackers in 13 offensive and special teams categories, he earned a spot on the All-Ironman team for the second time after leading all fullback/linebackers in rushing yards with 251, yards per carry with 4.6, receptions with 13, receiving yards with 195, receiving touchdowns with three, total points scored with 104, total touchdowns with 17, total offensive yards with 446, offensive touches with 67, yards per play with 6.7, total tackles with 55.5, special teams tackles with 18.0, first downs gained with 30.

His 13 rushing touchdowns and 251 yards rushing were both career highs in addition to leading all fullback/linebackers. He scored a career-high four rushing touchdowns in week 11 against the Las Vegas Gladiators. In 2006, he recorded a career-high 15 receptions and appeared in all 16 games to become the all-time franchise leader with 78 games played in, over six seasons, he moved into 13th place all-time in rushing yards during a game in Dallas on April 15, 2006, when he rushed for 12 yards to pass Lincoln Coleman's 736 yards. Avery became second in rush yards among active players. Of Ryan's 855 yards, 266 came as a member of the Philadelphia Soul in 2004 and 2005, leaving Avery as the franchise's all-time leading rusher with 744 yards with Grand Rapids. Avery missed the entire 2007 season after suffering a knee injury on the first day of training camp. Avery joined the Kansas City Brigade for the 2008 season where he was the back-up fullback, starting Mac Linebacker and was the teams long snapper.

For the season, he recorded three carries for five yards, 31 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery. He was waived by the Brigade on September 15, 2008. Avery has two sons, Chris Jr. and Tyrus, two daughters and Diamond. Kansas City Brigade bio Stats at ArenaFan