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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Prudhoe Bay or Sagavanirktok is a census-designated place located in North Slope Borough in the U. S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 2,174 people, up from just 5 residents in 2000; the airport and general store are located at Deadhorse. It is only during winter that the surface is hard enough to support heavy equipment, new construction happens at that time. Prudhoe Bay is the unofficial northern terminus of the Pan-American Highway; the Bay itself is still 10 miles further north than a security checkpoint so open water is not visible from the highway. A few tourists, arriving by bus after a two-day ride up the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks, come to see the tundra, the Arctic Ocean, the midnight sun, staying in lodgings assembled from modular buildings. Tours must be arranged in advance to see the Bay itself. Prudhoe Bay was named in 1826 by British explorer Sir John Franklin after his classmate Captain Algernon Percy, Baron Prudhoe. Franklin traveled westerly along the coast from the mouth of the Mackenzie River in Canada to Point Barrow.

Prudhoe Bay is located at 70°19′32″N 148°42′41″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 558.0 square miles of which, 416.3 square miles is land and 141.8 square miles is water. The total area is 25.40% water. Prudhoe Bay, along with similar communities on the North shore of Alaska, features a Tundra climate. Winters are long cold and due to its location above the Arctic Circle, some weeks in winter feature days with a never rising sun. Summers, while bringing long daylight hours, are still cold with temperatures just above freezing. Prudhoe Bay first appeared on the 1970 U. S. Census as an unincorporated village, it was made a census-designated place in 1980. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,174 people living in the CDP; the racial makeup of the CDP was 83.0% White, 1.9% Black, 7.5% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from some other race and 1.6% from two or more races. 4.0 % were Latino of any race. Prudhoe Bay is adjacent to the largest oil field in the United States.

Prudhoe Bay is classified as an isolated town/sub-regional center. It is found in EMS Region 6A in the North Slope Region. Emergency services have limited highway and airport access. Emergency service is provided by a paid emergency medical services unit and Fairweather Deadhorse Medical Clinic. Auxiliary health care is provided by oil company medical staff and the Greater Prudhoe Bay Fire Dept. Individuals requiring hospital care are transported to the nearest hospital/medical center, Sammuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital, in Utqiaġvik, Alaska; because no roads connect Prudhoe Bay to Utqiaġvik, individuals are transported by helicopter or air ambulance. 2006 Alaskan oil spill Alaska Pipeline Ice Road Truckers Media related to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska at Wikimedia Commons Prudhoe Bay information website

Opinion polling for the 2016 Serbian parliamentary election

In the run up to the 2016 parliamentary elections in the Serbia, various organisations carried out opinion polling to gauge voting intention in Serbia. Results of such polls are displayed in this article; the date range for these opinion polls range from the previous parliamentary election, held on 16 March 2014, to the 2016 election, held on 24 April 2016. Most opinion polls predicted that the SNS was going to fare around 50%, while their partners in the ruling coalition SPS were stable at above 10%. Serbian Radical Party, strengthened by the return of their leader Vojislav Šešelj from the Hague Tribunal, seemed the only party certain to make it to the Parliament with the support of 6–8% polled, while all other major lists undulated around the 5% threshold. Poll results are listed in the tables below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead.

The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie no figure is shaded; the lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. When a specific poll does not show a data figure for a party, the party's cell corresponding to that poll is shown empty

Chenowth Advanced Light Strike Vehicle

The Chenowth Advanced Light Strike Vehicle is an all-terrain light military vehicle developed by the United States. It is the successor to the Chenowth Light Strike Vehicle and the Desert Patrol Vehicle, features improved performance and armament; the vehicle is small, can be carried in a transport aircraft. Although it is used by the US Navy SEALs and Marine Corps, several other countries have procured it. Chenowth Racing Products revealed in October 1996 that they had developed a "third-generation high-performance surveillance, light strike and reconnaissance vehicle", which they named the Advanced Light Strike Vehicle. Based on its predecessor, the Chenowth Light Strike Vehicle, the ALSV could carry two, three or four personnel. An all-terrain vehicle, the ALSV is powered by a 160-horsepower diesel engine produced by Porsche, is equipped with four-wheel drive functionality as well as power steering. A version powered by a petrol engine has been produced. An ALSV can be transported in a CH-47 CH-53 Sea Stallion transport helicopter.

Three can be carried in a C-130 Hercules transport. The crew are covered only by an upper frame of tubular bars; the ALSV weighs 3,500 pounds, has a length of 161 inches and a width of 83 inches. It is 79 inches in height, has a ride height of 16 inches; the ALSV can accelerate from 0 to 30 miles per hour in 4 seconds, is capable of negotiating up to 75% gradients and 50% side slopes. The main weapons station, positioned to the rear of the vehicle, is capable of traversing 360 degrees and can accommodate either a M2 Browning machine gun or a Mk 19 grenade launcher. Light machine guns and portable anti-tank weapons may be carried as secondary armament; the weapons platforms can be remote controlled and feature gun stabilizing, allowing accurate fire while on the move. The ALSV has been used by the United States Navy SEALs in Afghanistan. Prior to this, both the SEALs and the United States Marine Corps had used the vehicle during Operation Desert Storm. ALSVs have been procured by Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

According to Chenowth, they are used by several Central American and Middle Eastern countries, as well as some member countries of NATO

List of programs broadcast by Speed

The following is a list of programs broadcast by American and Australian television channel, Speed. AMA Arenacross AMA Superbike AMA Supercross ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Championship Off Road Racing Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge FIM MotoGP World Championship FIM Superbike World Championship Formula D German Touring Car Championship GP2 Series IHRA IndyCar Series Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Monster Jam MSA British Touring Car Championship NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NASCAR Nationwide Series NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Porsche Racing Series Rolex Sports Car Series V8 Supercar Series - shown Spring to Summer in the northern hemisphere Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup World of Outlaws English Premier League Soccer Spanish La Liga Soccer MotorWeek NASCAR Live! NASCAR Race Hub NASCAR RaceDay NASCAR Trackside NASCAR Victory Lane SPEED Center 24 Hours of Le Mans Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Bathurst 1000 Budweiser Duel Knoxville Nationals Race of Champions Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen SCCA National Championship Runoffs Sprint All-Star Race UNOH Battle at the Beach American Le Mans Series – transferred to ESPN and ABC.

Jacques-Marie Deschamps

Jacques-Marie Deschamps was an 18th–19th-century French playwright and writer. During the French First Empire, Deschamps was Joséphine de Beauharnais's "secrétaire des commandements" and remained at her service after the divorce from Napoléon. Deschamps presented la Revanche forcée, Piron chez ses amis, Poinsinet ou que les gens d’esprit sont bêtes, Dufresny ou le Mariage impromptu at Théâtre du Vaudeville as well as some other plays in collaboration with Barré, Desfontaines, the opéra comique Claudine, etc, he authored the lyrics of a Hymne à l'Étre Suprême sung by children 20 prairial an II. Deschamps gave the Théâtre des Arts Le Pavillon du Calife, ou Almanzor et Zobéïde, opera in two acts and in free verse, in collaboration with Jean-Baptiste-Denis Despré and Étienne Morel de Chédeville, music by Nicolas Dalayrac, 12 April 1804; this opera wasn't performed after the third presentation. He translated some novels from English such as A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald among others, gave a French version in verse of Il bardo della Selva Nera by Vincenzo Monti.

Deschamps wrote the libretto for Ossian, ou Les bardes, opera by Jean-François Le Sueur. He collaborated with the Journal littéraire of Clément de Dijon. Charles Dezobry, Théodore Bachelet and a Société of writers and scholars, Dictionnaire général de biographie et d'histoire de mythologie, de géographie ancienne et moderne comparée, des antiquités et des institutions grecques, françaises et étrangères, vol. 1, Charles Delagrave et Cie, 1866, 4th ed. VII-993 p. 2 vol. and supplement. Gustave Vapereau, Dictionnaire universel des littératures, vol. 1, Hachette, 1876, XVI-2096 p. 3 vol.. Jacques-Marie Deschamps on


Yvonand is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Neuchâtel the village has a population of 2,500 which may rise to 7,000 in summer, due to the popularity of the sandy beaches, which shelve into the lake. Yvonand has a long tradition of settlement. 4,000 years BC, the caves in the Vallon of Vaux were used as first places of settlement. Some cave paintings date from this time. In the Bronze Age, settlements were made of wooden stakes in Yvonand bay; the area around Yvonand village was settled during the Roman era, on the road between Eburodunum and Aventicum. At Mordagne to the west of the Mentue, the foundation walls of a Roman villa were excavated, established around 100 years after Christ; the traces of a settlement, to which a Heiligtum belonged, was inhabited in the year 400. Yvonand is first mentioned in 1010 as Evonant; the designations Ivonant appeared de Vonant in the 12th Century and Yvonant. The place name derives from the Germanic family name Evo and the word'nant', which signifies a brook or a valley.

During the Burgundian Wars in 1476, Yvonand came under the administration of Grandson, itself under the common rule of Bern and Fribourg. In 1531 the commune joined the reformation. After the collapse of the Ancien Régime and during the period of Napoleon's Helvetic Republic, from 1798 to 1803, Yvonand was forced to join the Canton of Léman, which afterwards became Canton Vaud. In 1798, it was assigned to the district of Yverdon. Yvonand has an area, as of 2009, of 13.4 square kilometers. Of this area, 7 km2 or 52.3 % is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.9 % is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.73 km2 or 12.9% is settled, 0.08 km2 or 0.6% is either rivers or lakes and 0.28 km2 or 2.1% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 5.3% and transportation infrastructure made up 5.5%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 42.0% is used for growing crops and 8.9% is pastures, while 1.4% is used for orchards or vine crops.

All the water in the municipality is flowing water. The municipality was part of the Yverdon District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, Yvonand became part of the new district of Jura-Nord Vaudois. Yvonand is 438 metres above sea level and 8 km east northeast of the former district capital Yverdon-les-Bains; the village extends along the mouth of the River Mentue before its delta into Lake Neuchâtel, in northern French speaking Switzerland. The municipality covers a section of the undulating land between the Broye; the central part of the area features the delta of the River Mentue, which flows into Lake Neuchâtel. The lakeshore in the region of and surrounding Yvonand is flat, near a belt of reeds and forest. In the southeast the land rises to its highest point, in the municipality, at 675 m above sea level, bordering a high plateau with Rovray and Arrissoules, achieving the height of La Baume, which drops toward Yvonand; the southern part of the municipality covers the valley of the Mentue, up to 1 km wide.

On the east side of the River Vaux, the stream has created a valley in the course of millions of years by its erosive strength. Between these two valleys is the high forest, Bois de Montessy, Niédens; the western delimitation runs by sections along the River Epena. Neighbouring municipalities of Yvonand are Cheseaux-Noréaz, Villars-Epeney, Cronay, Donneloye and Rovray in Canton Vaud as well as Cheyres in Canton Fribourg. Yvonand has a population of 3,427; as of 2008, 11.1% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 13.2%. It has changed at a rate of -2.3 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population speaks French as their first language, German is the second most common and Portuguese is the third. There are 2 people who speak Romansh; the age distribution, as of 2009, in Yvonand is. Of the adult population, 237 people or 9.7 % of the population are between 29 years old. 297 people or 12.1% are between 30 and 39, 415 people or 16.9% are between 40 and 49, 310 people or 12.6% are between 50 and 59.

The senior population distribution is 269 people or 11.0% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 141 people or 5.7% are between 70 and 79, there are 114 people or 4.6% who are between 80 and 89, there are 22 people or 0.9% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 915 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 1,117 married individuals, 138 widows or widowers and 108 individuals who are divorced; as of 2000, there were 862 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.5 persons per household. There were 238 households that consist of only one person and 76 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 883 households that answered this question, 27.0% were households made up of just one person and there were 4 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 245 married couples without children, 317 married couples wit