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Red Dog Mine, Alaska

Red Dog Mine is a census-designated place in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U. S. state of Alaska. The population was 309 at the 2010 census, up from 32 in 2000; the Red Dog mine is the only economic activity and the mine is the only inhabited site within the Red Dog Mine CDP. The Red Dog Mine CDP derives its name from the Red Dog mine, the United States' largest source for zinc and a significant source of lead and germanium. Construction of the Red Dog mine began in 1987, after exploration revealed that the area was rich in metals; the Red Dog ore body is one of the world's most significant zinc deposits, containing a number of ore bodies. The mine is located in Alaska's Northwest Arctic Borough, in the DeLong Mountains of the western Brooks Range, 90 miles north of Kotzebue and 55 miles from the Chukchi Sea. At the end of 2007, the site's proven and probable reserves plus indicated resources amounted to 77.5 million tons, containing 17.5 percent zinc and 4.8 percent lead, as well as 2.8 ounces per ton of silver.

In addition, Red Dog contains 36.6 million tons of inferred resources. The entire deposit lies inside a small area; the deposit is flat-lying at the surface, making open pit mining the extraction method of choice. Red Dog Mine is located at 68°04′19″N 162°52′34″W, it is in the DeLong Mountains in the remote western Brooks Range about 90 miles north of Kotzebue and 55 miles from the Chukchi Sea. Red Dog Mine is isolated, it is located within the Northwest Arctic Borough, an area the size of Indiana with only 11 communities, none connected by roads, with a total population of only 7,523 people at the 2010 census. The nearest of those communities are Noatak, population 514 50 miles south and Kivalina, population 374 60 miles west at the 2010 census. Although native populations have used the nearby area for seasonal food-gathering, there are no permanent residents at the mine or the port site; the mine's workforce consists of about 460 employees and contractors, of which somewhat more than half will be on-site at any given time.

At the mine, everyone stays in the single large housing unit, tucked in among the process buildings near the edge of the open pit, while a small portion of the work force stays at the port site. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 66.9 square miles, all land. Red Dog Mine first appeared on the 2000 U. S. Census as a census-designated place; as of the census of 2000, there were 32 people, 0 households, 0 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.5 people per square mile. There were 0 housing units; the racial makeup of the CDP was 31.25% White, 65.62% Native American, 3.12% from two or more races. In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 18.8% from 18 to 24, 62.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 700.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 700.0 males. The median income for both males and females in the CDP was $0; the per capita income for the CDP was $34,438.

37.9% of the population were living below the poverty line. A 52-mile long haul road connects the mine to the mine's port site on the Chukchi Sea; the region is accessible only by air, served by the Red Dog Airport, except during the 100-day shipping season. Mine workers from remote villages in the region are ferried to the mine on small aircraft. Alaska Airlines is contracted by the mine to fly other mine workers out of Anchorage. NANA Regional Corporation Red Dog Mine

Robert W. Spike

Robert Warren Spike was an American clergyman and civil rights leader. Spike was born in Buffalo, New York and educated at Denison University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, he began his career as pastor at the mainline Protestant Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square in Greenwich Village in 1949, reviving the social activism of this famous urban church. During his tenure there neighborhood kids played basketball in the church’s ramshackle gym and an interracial, international residence for students was established. Spike helped to create an art gallery where artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Allen Kaprow and Jim Dine could exhibit their unconventional, work. In 1958 Spike left his parish ministry to take on a national role as General Secretary of the United Church Board For Homeland Ministries. In 1963 he was appointed the Executive Director of the National Council of Churches’ Commission on Religion and Race, which became an important arm of the Civil Rights Movement.

Anna Arnold Hedgeman joined his staff there as a Coordinator of Special Events. Through Spike’s efforts Protestant churches participated in the March on Washington in August 1963. Spike worked with Bob Moses to set up the Freedom Summer project. In January 1966 Spike took a position as Professor of Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Less than a year after assuming his post in Chicago, Spike was bludgeoned to death at Ohio State University in Columbus on October 17, 1966. No one was tried for his murder. Police investigations attempted to link Spike's murder with his bisexuality. Upon learning of Rev. Spike's death, Martin Luther King Jr. was quoted as stating, "He was one of those rare individuals who sought at every point to make religion relevant to the social issues of our time. He lifted religion from the stagnant arena of pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities, his brilliant and dedicated work will be an inspiration to generals yet unborn.

We will always remember his unswerving devotion to the legitimate aspirations of oppressed people for freedom and human dignity. It was my personal pleasure and sacred privilege to work with him in various undertakings."Spike's son, Paul Robert Spike is an American author and journalist best known as the author of the 1973 memoir Photographs of My Father about the murder of his father, in 1966. In but not of the world: a notebook of theology and practice in the local church. New York Association Press. 1957. Safe in bondage: an appraisal of the church’s mission to America. Friendship Press. 1960. To be a man. New York Association Press. 1961. Civil rights involvement: model for mission: a message to churchmen. Detroit Industrial Mission. 1965. The freedom revolution and the churches. New York Association Press. 1965. Hedgeman, Anna A.. The gift of chaos: decades of American discontent. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195021967. Young, Andrew. An easy burden: The civil rights movement and the transformation of America.

Baylor University. ISBN 9781602580732. Branch, Taylor. America in the King years. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671460978. "My Dad: The Unsung Civil Rights Hero". BBC - Outlook. Retrieved 29 December 2016. University of Chicago, papers of Robert W. Spike Dr. King's eulogy for Robert Spike Words for the 1968 strike commemoration WNYC radio August 5, 1964 Dr. Spike speaks on civil rights

Bhanurangsi Savangwongse

Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the Prince Bhanubandhu Vongsevoradej was a son of HM King Mongkut of Siam and HM Queen Debsirindra. Although the Prince held a number of posts in the government of his elder brother, King Chulalongkorn, including the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Siamese Army, he is best remembered as the founder of the Thai postal service, he was the best known as founder of the Thai postal service. And the first Field marshal in Royal Siamese Army during King Vajiravudh, his most famous son is the Formula One racer, Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh, better known as Prince Bira. He had 16 children, being 9 sons and 7 daughter: Princess Dibyasambandh Prince Nibanna Bhanubongse Prince Siriwongse Vadhanadej Princess Princess Chalermkhetramongmol Prince Suriyon Yiembayab Prince Ballap Danaya Prince Daeng Princess Khaimuk Princess Rambhai Prabha Prince Aphassorawongse Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Prince Norasetdha Suriyalaksana Prince Chirasakdi Suprabhas Princess Lek

2017 Washington wildfires

The 2017 Washington wildfires were a series of wildfires that burned over the course of 2017, a year that set weather records for heat and aridity in both Western Washington and Eastern Washington. Fire season began on April 15. Training of state fire crews was conducted in May, as well as training of Washington National Guard in helitack insertion for fire crews. On the morning of August 1, smoke from BC fires pushed into the Seattle area making Mount Rainier invisible on a cloudless day. In early August, heavy smoke from British Columbia over Seattle earned the social media title "Smokezilla". Mid-month, several large fires in the state's Cascades Range were ignited by lightning. On August 8, the city of Seattle recorded 52 straight days without a new record; the first measurable rainfall at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was 0.02 inches in mid-August, setting a record 55 dry streak. On September 2, the Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, declared a state of emergency across all Washington counties due to wildfires.

On September 5, ash from the Central Washington fires fell "like snow" on Seattle and as far west as Grays Harbor County which borders the Pacific Ocean. University of Washington meteorology professor Cliff Mass said the situation in Seattle with "a smoke cloud so dense one would think it is low stratus deck" was unprecedented in his 30 years of experience; the Air Quality Index reached "hazardous" in the worst of six levels. On September 5, Cle Elum-Roslyn School District announced the start of the school year would be postponed, on the 6th, all classes and events in Ellensburg School District were canceled until September 11, due to unhealthy indoor air quality; the first significant rain wasn't until after mid September. By the end of the summer, the official weather station at Sea-Tac, representing Western Washington's conditions, had recorded the hottest, driest summer since recordkeeping began with just over 0.5 inches of rain. Eastern Washington had a dry year with Spokane setting a new record of 80 days without measurable rain.

A climate scientist at University of Idaho said that the extremes caused greater fire activity and were due to climate change, but not linked to human causes. Leavenworth Fire, May Spartan Fire, June Sutherland Canyon and Straight Hollow fires, near Quincy, June Diamond Creek Fire in Pasayten Wilderness, started late July and spread to Canada near Manning Provincial Park on August 31 Noisy Creek Fire, in Colville National Forest, began July 15 Monument Hill Fire caused partial evacuation of Quincy in August "Smokezilla": smoke from 2017 British Columbia wildfires affected Seattle in August Norse Peak Fire began in August, caused closure of Chinook Pass highway Jolly Mountain Fire began on August 11, evacuations began August 31 On September 5, the Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia Gorge from Oregon into Skamania County. An infrared thermography-capable RC-26 surveillance aircraft and support crew from Washington Air National Guard were deployed to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane on August 12 in support of firefighting.

On August 29, the Washington Military Department's Emergency Operation Center at Camp Murray was activated in response to the Jolly Mountain Fire. On September 5, the U. S. Army said 200 Washington-based soldiers were to be trained and sent to the Umpqua North Complex fires in Oregon's Umpqua National Forest. Stevens, Matt, "Pacific Northwest Fires Smother Region in Smoke and Ash", The New York Times Northwest Interagency Coordination Center for Oregon and Washington Wildfire resources, Washington Department of Natural Resources Season timeline, Central Washington University

Steve Holy

Stephen Kyle Holy is an American country music singer. Signed to Curb Records since 1999, he has released three studio albums: 2000's Blue Moon, 2006's Brand New Girlfriend, 2011's Love Don't Run. Fifteen of his singles have entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Number One hits "Good Morning Beautiful" and "Brand New Girlfriend". Steve was born February 1972, in Dallas, Texas, as the youngest of eight children, he entered a local competition called the Mesquite Opry at age 19. While there, he caught the attention of the father of country singer LeAnn Rimes. By 1999, Holy was signed to Curb Records, his musical influences include Roy Orbison and Lionel Richie. His first single for the label, Don't Make Me Beg, peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard country charts in 2000. By October of that year, Holy's debut album, Blue Moon, was released, its second and third singles, which were the title track and "The Hunger" both reached No. 24 on the country charts. Late in 2001, Holy reached Number One for the first time with "Good Morning Beautiful," a selection from the soundtrack to the film Angel Eyes.

This song spent five weeks at Number One on the country charts and reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. Blue Moon went Gold nine years after its release in February 2009. Holy released his fifth single, "I'm Not Breakin'," in late 2002; this song peaked at No. 27 on the country music charts. This was followed by four more singles over the next two years: "Rock-a-Bye Heart" at No. 37 in 2003, "Put Your Best Dress On" at No. 26 in 2004, "Go Home" and "It's My Time" at No. 49 and No. 59 in 2005. None of these five singles were included on a studio album. In 2005, Holy released "Brand New Girlfriend," co-written by Jeffrey Steele, Shane Minor and Bart Allmand; this song became Holy's second Number One on the country charts, reaching the top of the charts in its 36th week and setting a record for the slowest climb to Number One on that chart since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990. "Brand New Girlfriend" was the lead-off single to Holy's second studio album entitled Brand New Girlfriend.

This album produced the lesser Top 40 country hits "Come On Rain" and "Men Buy the Drinks" at No. 35 and No. 38. Included on the album were a cover version of Hank Williams, Jr.'s "All for the Love of Sunshine" and a song co-written by United States Senator Orrin Hatch. A thirteenth single, "Might Have Been", was released in mid-2008 and on the chart week of December 27, 2008, debuted at No. 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart. In February 2011 Holy released "Love Don't Run"; the song became his first Top 20 hit on the country charts since "Brand New Girlfriend" in 2006. Holy's third studio album entitled Love Don't Run, was released on September 13, 2011. In 2012, Holy released "Radio Up" written by Bruce Wallace. In 2013, he parted ways with Curb Records. A "Blue Moon" did not peaked at number 20 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. Official website

TMX Group

TMX Group Limited is a Canadian financial services company that operates equities, fixed income and energy markets exchanges. The company provides services encompassing listings, clearing and depository facilities, information services as well as technology services for the international financial community. TMX Group is best known for its stock exchanges, Toronto Stock Exchange, which serves the senior equity markets, TSX Venture Exchange, which serves the public venture equity market. TSXV was known as the Canadian Venture Exchange, but it owns and operates other exchanges in Canada, including Montréal Exchange, NGX, a North American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity contracts, TSX Alpha Exchange, as well as the country's depository and settlement business, CDS. TMX Group owns and operates TMX Equity Transfer Services, Shorcan Brokers Limited, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, as well as stakes in both CanDeal.ca Inc. and BOX Options Exchange.

TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada, in key U. S. markets, overseas. In 2001, the Toronto Stock Exchange acquired the Canadian Venture Exchange, renamed the TSX Venture Exchange on July 31, 2001; the acquisition was carried out through a parent company, TSX Group Inc.. The Montreal Exchange was acquired on December 10, 2007 for C$1.31 Billion The acquisition was completed on May 1, 2008 and the corporation subsequently renamed to TMX Group Inc. On June 11, 2008 at a meeting of shareholders of TSX Group Inc a resolution to change the name of the corporation to TMX Group Inc. was put forward. The formal vote for the deal took place in September. On February 9, 2011, the London Stock Exchange Group announced that they had agreed to merge with the TMX, creating a combined entity with a market capitalization of $5.9 billion. Xavier Rolet, CEO of the LSE Group, will head the company, while TMX Chief Executive Thomas Kloet will become president. Based on data from November 30, 2010 the new stock exchange would be the second largest in the world with a market cap 47% greater than the Nasdaq.

Announced on June 1, 2011, the provisional name for the combined group would be LTMX Group plc. On June 13, 2011, a rival bid from the Maple Group of Canadian interests, was unveiled: a cash and stock bid of $3.7 billion CAD, in hopes of blocking the LSE Group's takeover of TMX. The group is composed of financial institutions of Canada. Luc Bertrand, spokesman for Maple Group and one of the drivers of the bid is vice chairman of the National Bank of Canada and TMX Group's largest individual shareholder. On June 22, 2011, the LSE Group and TMX agreed to pay a special dividend to shareholders; the special dividend is meant to sway voters away from Maple Groups rival bid. The dividend was valued at $678 million with TMX shareholders receiving $4 per share and LSE shareholders receiving $1.36 per share. Including the special dividend, the LSE agreement would be valued at $48.90 per share versus the $48 per share of Maple. The exchanges pledged to maintain the dividend at least as high as the current TMX annual payout, C$1.60 a share.

On June 29, LSEG and TMX terminated the merger plans after it appeared that the merger would not be approved by the needed two-thirds majority of TMX shareholders. On July 11, 2012, Maple Group's deal was approved by all federal and provincial regulatory authorities, including the Ontario Securities Commission and the Autorité des marchés financiers. On July 31, 2012 Maple Group announced that it won control of the TMX Group, as 91% of shares were tendered for its takeover offer; the formal vote for the deal will take place in September. On January 21, 2013 TMX Group announced that combined, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange were first in the world among global exchanges by number of new listings for the fourth consecutive year, according to data from the World Federation of Exchanges as of December 31, 2012. On February 13, 2013 TMX Group announced it had entered into an agreement with Equity Financial Holdings Inc. to acquire its transfer agent and corporate trust services business.

On July 25, 2013 the S&P Dow Jones Indices and TMX Group announced the launch of the S&P/TSX High Income Energy Index. The new index was licensed by S&P Dow Jones Indices to Guggenheim Investments for an Exchange Traded Fund listed on the New York Stock Exchange. On February 12, 2014 TSX Venture Exchange announced the 2014 TSX Venture 50, an annual ranking of strong performing companies from five sectors: Clean Technology, Diversified Industries, Oil & Gas, Technology & Life Sciences. On March 25, 2014 TMX Group announced plans to launch a business to facilitate capital raising and the trading of securities in the exempt market. TSX Private Markets enables TMX Group to serve companies throughout their evolution from start-up, to private issuer, to public issuer. On June 2, 2015 TMX Group announced a realignment of the organization; the changes follow the completion of an in-depth strategic review of the organization, which began in January 2015. On June 16, 2015, TMX Group announced a new initiative.

AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U. S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient, cost-effective transaction and payment service. On November 12, 2018, TMX Group launched TMX Matrix, a platform designed to showcase regulated growth companies listed on TSX Venture Exchange. In September 2004, Stymiest announced the resignation of Barbara Stymie