click links in text for more info

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook is a neighborhood in northwestern Brooklyn, New York City, New York, within the area once known as South Brooklyn. It is located on a peninsula projecting into the Upper New York Bay and is bounded by the Gowanus Expressway and the Carroll Gardens neighborhood on the northeast, Gowanus Canal on the east, the Upper New York Bay on the west and south. A prosperous shipping and port area in the early 20th century, the area declined in the latter part of the century. Red Hook is part of Brooklyn Community District 6, its primary ZIP Code is 11231, it is patrolled by the 76th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. Politically, Red Hook is represented by the New York City Council's 38th District. Red Hook has been part of the Town of Brooklyn, it is named for the point of land projecting into the Upper New York Bay. The village was settled by Dutch colonists of New Amsterdam in 1636, named Roode Hoek. In Dutch, "Hoek" means "point" or "corner," and not the English hook; the actual "hoek" of Red Hook was a point on an island that stuck out into Upper New York Bay at today's Dikeman Street west of Ferris Street.

From the 1880s to the present time, people who live in the eastern area of Red Hook have referred to their neighborhood as "The Point". Today, the area is home to about 11,000 people. Rapelye Street in Red Hook commemorates the beginnings of one of New Amsterdam's earliest families, the Rapelje clan, descended from the first European child born in the new Dutch settlement in the New World, Sarah Rapelje, she was born near Wallabout Bay, which became the site of the New York Naval Shipyard. A couple of decades after the birth of his daughter Sarah, Joris Jansen Rapelje removed to Brooklyn, where he was one of the Council of twelve men, where he was soon joined by son-in-law Hans Hansen Bergen. Rapelye Street in Red Hook is named for Rapelje and his descendants, who lived in Brooklyn for centuries. During the Battle of Brooklyn, Fort Defiance was constructed on the hoek, it is shown on a map called "a Map of the Environs of Brooklyn" drawn in 1780 by loyalist engineer George S. Sproule; the Sproule map shows that Fort Defiance complex consisted of three redoubts on a small island connected by trenches, with an earthwork on the island's south side to defend against a landing.

The entire earthwork was about 1,600 feet long and covered the entire island. The three redoubts covered an area about 400 feet by 800 feet; the two principal earthworks were about 150 feet by 175 feet, the tertiary one was about 75 feet by 100 feet. Maps from Sproule and Bernard Ratzer show that Red Hook was a low-lying area full of tidal mill ponds created by the Dutch. General Israel Putnam came to New York on April 4, 1776, to assess the state of its defenses and strengthen them. Among the works initiated were forts on Governor's Island and Red Hook, facing the bay. On April 10, one thousand Continentals took possession of both points and began constructing Fort Defiance which mounted one three pounder cannon and four eighteen pounders; the cannons were to be fired over the tops of the fort's walls. In May, Washington described it as "small but exceedingly strong". On July 5, General Nathanael Greene called it "a post of vast importance" and, three days Col. Varnum's regiment joined its garrison.

On July 12, the British frigates Rose and Phoenix and the schooner Tyrol ran the gauntlet past Defiance and the stronger Governor's Island works without firing a shot, got all the way to Tappan Zee, the widest part of the Hudson River. They stayed there for over a month, beating off harassing attacks, returned to Staten Island on August 18, it appeared. Samuel Shaw wrote to his parents on July 15: General Howe has arrived with the army from Halifax, encamped on Staten Island. On Friday, two ships and three tenders, taking advantage of a brisk gale and strong current, ran by our batteries, up the North River where they at present remain. By deserters we learn that they sustained considerable damage, being hulled in many places, much hurt in their rigging. So great was their hurry, that they would not stay to return our salute, though it was given with much cordiality and warmth; the entire New York metropolitan area was under British military occupation from the end of 1776 until November 23, 1783, when they evacuated the city.

In 1839, the City of Brooklyn published a plan to create streets, which included filling in all of the ponds and other low-lying areas. In the 1840s, entrepreneurs began to build ports as the "offloading end" of the Erie Canal; these included the Atlantic and Brooklyn Basins. By the 1920s, they made Red Hook the busiest freight port in the world, but this ended in the 1960s with the advent of containerization. In the 1930s, the area was poor, the site of the current Red Hook Houses was the site of a shack city for the homeless, called a "Hooverville". From the 1920s on, a lot of poor and unemployed Norwegians former sailors, were living in the area in what they called Ørkenen Sur around places like Hamilton Avenue and Gospel Hill. In 2015, NRK made a documentary about it in Norwegian. There is an old documentary film about this. In the 1990s Life magazine named Red Hook as one of the "worst" neighborhoods in the United States and as "the crack capital of America." The principal of P. S. 15 in Red Hook was killed in 1992, in the crossfire of a drug-related shooting while looking for a pupil who had left his

Beck-Mahoney Sorceress

The Beck-Mahoney Sorceress was a racing staggerwing biplane designed by the father and son team of Lee and Seldon Mahoney with improvements accomplished by pilot Don Beck. The aircraft is notable as being the first biplane to exceed 200 mph on a race pylon course and held the distinction of being the most successful racing biplane in history, until Tom Aberle's Phantom, which has won eight Reno Gold championships since its introduction in 2004, it was donated to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum after its last race, where it is housed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. A reverse-stagger biplane, Sorceress represents the state of the art at the time of its design, remains one of the great design classics of air-racing within the United States. Lee Mahoney, the designer, had experience in airframe construction with composite materials, metal-to-composite bonding technologies, computational fluid dynamics, applying his experience to design Sorceress, achieve success with several noteworthy design features, including:- Use of engine exhaust air flow forms a Coandă effect-bonded laminar flow over the fuselage, increasing rudder efficiency by several orders of magnitude.

Mahoney had designed the fuselage so that a fin would not be necessary - the fuselage would have ended with a rudder, but his partners however preferred a more conventional treatment, giving Sorceress one of the smallest conventional fins of any racing biplane to date. The aerofoil sections of the wings are designed as mirror image'vanes' of symmetrical section - they interfere with each other's flow in a manner which provides high efficiency in turns, where as one vane-set/wing begins to lose efficiency, the other gains more, allowing for high lift in turns with minimal loss of velocity Sorceress gains a great deal from composite bonding, with one of the first airframes to demonstrate perfect streamlining combined with great strength. Sorceress was designed within the rules of the ARPA Biplane class of 1965 and conformed to them without deviation, however, by 1972 competitors lobbied to have Sorceress banned from competition. Items of contention included: The original configuration used a limited model of the Teledyne Continental O-360, a commonplace engine, but oil sump configuration and the use of electronic ignition failed scrutiny checks.

The original undercarriage suffered collapse on several occasions and the Sorceress team were instructed to improve the undercarriage with stronger struts and larger wheels. The wing area of the original wings had to be reduced; the lower wing outboard of the interplane struts was removed and swash-plates fitted to the tips. Lee Mahoney took a lot of these criticisms, rule changes and comments speaking about his experiences in an interview with'Air Progress' magazine. Notwithstanding the negative early experiences, Sorceress retains her claim to being the most technologically advanced biplane of any sort constructed, her racing history subsequent to the controversy has gone on to proved the faith and skill of her designer and pilots. Sorceress placed in the following Reno Air Races, racing as #89: 1970: Biplane Consolation, 7th place, 152.380 mph, pilot: Lee Mahoney. 1971: Biplane Gold, 2nd place, 175.290 mph, pilot: Paul Deschamps 1972: Biplane Gold, 1st place, 189.723 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1973: Biplane Gold, 2nd place, 184.620 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1974: Biplane Gold, 2nd place, 191.530 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1975: Biplane Gold, 1st place, 198.990 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1976: Biplane Gold, 1st place, 202.153 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1980: Biplane Gold, 8th place, 210.730 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1982: Biplane Gold, 3rd place, 206.290 mph, pilot: Don Beck 1983: Biplane Gold, 2nd place, 202.350 mph, pilot: Don BeckSorceress set a number of speed records in the Sport Biplane Class, including: 190.48 mph, qualifying heat record, 1970 Reno Air Races 189.723 mph, championship race record, 1972 Reno Air Races 202.153 mph, championship race record, 1976 Reno Air Races Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971–72General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 17 ft 0 in Wingspan: 16 ft 0 in Wing area: 98 sq ft Empty weight: 698 lb Max takeoff weight: 1,110 lb Fuel capacity: 45 US gal Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-290-3 4-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 125 hp Performance Maximum speed: 202 mph Range: 1,199 mi Rate of climb: 1,495 ft/min Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971–72.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. 1971. ISBN 0-354-00094-2. Beck-Mahoney Sorceress Specifications from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum official website

Hereford and South Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Hereford and South Herefordshire is a constituency of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. It comprises the city of Hereford and most of south Herefordshire and is represented by Jesse Norman of the Conservative Party. Following a review of parliamentary representation in Herefordshire by the Boundary Commission for England, which took effect at the 2010 general election, the county was allocated two seats; the Hereford and South Herefordshire constituency replaced the former Hereford seat, with the remainder of the county covered by the North Herefordshire seat. As well as the city of Hereford, the seat contains the settlements of Golden Valley and Ross-on-Wye; the constituency is formed from the following electoral wards: Aylestone, Central, Golden Valley North, Golden Valley South, Kerne Bridge, Penyard, Ross-on-Wye East, Ross-on-Wye West, St Martins and Hinton, St Nicholas, Stoney Street, Three Elms and Valletts. List of Parliamentary constituencies in Herefordshire and Worcestershire Notes References

List of cathedrals in Ghana

This is the list of cathedrals in Ghana sorted by denomination. Cathedrals of the Roman Catholic Church in Ghana: Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast St. Anne's Cathedral in Damongo Cathedral of St. Anthony of Padua in Goaso Sacred Heart Cathedral in Ho Christ the King Cathedral in Akatsi St. George's Cathedral in Koforidua St. Paul Cathedral in Mampong St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in Kumasi Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Navrongo St. Thomas Cathedral in Obuasi Our Lady Star of the Sea Cathedral in Takoradi Christ the King Cathedral in Sunyani Our Lady of Annunciation Cathedral in Tamale Cathedral of St. Paul in Techiman St. Andrew's Cathedral in Wa Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wiawso Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Yendi St. Michael Co-Cathedral in Keta St. Gabriel's Co-Cathedral in Konongo Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral in Bolgatanga St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral in Sekondi Cathedrals of the Church of the Province of West Africa: Holy Trinity Cathedral in Accra The Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels in Asante Mampong Christ Church Cathedral in Cape Coast Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr in Ho Saint Cyprian's Anglican Cathedral in Kumasi The Cathedral Church of Ascension in Sefwi-Wiawso Bishop Agliomby's Memorial Cathedral in Tamale St. Andrews Cathedral in Sekondi St. Anselm's Anglican Cathedral in Sunyani St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral in Koforidua The Cathedral Church of St Anthony of Padua in Diocese of Dunkwa-on-Offin Cathedrals of the Methodist Church of Ghana: Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Accra Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Cape Coast Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Kumasi Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Sekondi St. Paul's Methodist Cathedral in Tema List of cathedrals


WQLT-FM is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Florence, United States. The station airs an adult hits radio format, it is owned by the Big River Broadcasting Corporation and is operated by the family of noted record producer Sam Phillips. The studios and offices are on Sam Phillips Street in Florence. WQLT's transmitter is located off New Cut Road in Alabama. With an effective radiated power of 93,000 watts and a height above average terrain of 1,017 feet, WQLT's signal can be heard around Northwest Alabama, Northeast Mississippi, South-Central Tennessee with an effective radiated power of 93,000 watts. WQLT-FM broadcasts a wide range of adult hits, mixing adult contemporary, alternative rock and classic hits music. In addition to its usual music programming, WQLT-FM is an affiliate of the Tennessee Titans football radio network, it carries news updates from Fox News Radio. On-Air Personalities are: RIver Jones, Chip Valentine, Chris Michaels, Nina Jackson. Weekend On-Air Personalities are: Henry Green 6p-12a Sun.

Regular weekday programming includes "Your Morning Show" with Jimmy O from 6-10am, "All Request Lunch Break" with River Jones from 12-1pm, your "5 O'clock Ride Home" with Chip Valentine. Special programming includes "Funkadelic Friday", from 6pm-1am on Friday nights, "Saturday Night at the Oldies" from 6pm-12am on Saturday nights, both hosted by Chris Michaels; this station began regular broadcasting on August 8, 1962, with 4,600 watts of effective radiated power on 107.3 MHz as WOWL-FM. Owned by Radio Muscle Shoals, Inc. it was the FM sister station of AM 1240 WOWL. On August 15, 1965, the station began broadcasting with 25,000 watts of effective radiated power as WJOI-FM. Owned by WJOI Radio, Inc. it was the FM sister station of WJOI. On May 29, 1967, the station's call letters were changed again, this time to WQLT. WQLT and its AM sister were acquired by Big River Broadcasting Corporation on February 21, 1973. Big River Broadcasting is owned by the family of Sam Phillips, the legendary record producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member most notable for founding Sun Records and discovering Elvis Presley.

The station's signal was boosted to 100,000 watts in 1978 and the station was assigned the current WQLT-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 1, 1978. This was the first regional top-40 station in North Alabama and forced several AM's to change format. Q-107's original line-up offered four hour shifts starting at 6 am and included J. Micheal Pruitt, Wayne Thompson, Sherry St. John, "Your Buddy Ron" Wallace, Sandy Michaels and Bill Glass. WQLT-FM's programming is carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station. Query the FCC's FM station database for WQLT Radio-Locator information on WQLT Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQLT

Ernie Adams (American football)

Ernie Adams is an American football coach and administrator for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He is a longtime friend of head coach Bill Belichick. With Adams, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls. Adams is known for his eccentric personality and low profile, as well as his thorough analysis of the game. Adams attended the Dexter School, located near Boston in Brookline, Massachusetts. Given his knowledge of football for his age, Adams was asked to coach the school's intramural football team as an eighth grader, he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for high school. While there, he had read Football Scouting Methods written by Steve Belichick, a football scout for the United States Naval Academy. In 1970, Steve Belichick's son Bill enrolled at Phillips Academy for a post-graduate year after graduating from Annapolis High School. Adams, a senior, recognized Belichick's name and the two became friends. At one point, they snuck into a Boston College football practice together to practice scouting.

Beginning in 1971, Adams attended Northwestern University in Illinois. As a freshman, Adams sought a student assistant position for the Wildcats' football team and secured it after impressing an assistant coach with a report on a football formation, he would serve as a scout for Northwestern until his graduation in 1975 with a degree in education. After his graduation from college, Adams pursued an unpaid position with the New England Patriots in 1975. After contacting then-head coach Chuck Fairbanks numerous times, Adams received a playbook from assistant coach Hank Bullough to learn. Adams was hired as an offensive and administrative assistant, prepared scouting reports for the team, which Fairbanks said were the most thorough he had received in his career. In 1979, Patriots assistant Ray Perkins was hired to be the head coach of the New York Giants, he promptly hired Adams as an offensive assistant, working with the receivers. Adams convinced Perkins to hire Bill Belichick as a special teams coach.

Adams spent three seasons as the Giants' offensive assistant before moving to their scouting department as their pro personnel director. By 1985, he had become frustrated with that job, took a lucrative job offer as a municipal bonds trader on Wall Street. Adams left Wall Street to join the Cleveland Browns in 1991, who had just given Belichick his first NFL head coaching position. Adams was again an offensive assistant, running backs. However, Belichick was fired by the franchise after the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens in 1996, Adams returned to Wall Street, starting his own investment business. Belichick got his next head coaching opportunity with the Patriots in 2000; this time, Adams joined the team not as a coach, but as "Football Research Director." Adams fills a variety of roles for the team. On gamedays, he assists the coaching staff from the press box, advising Belichick on which plays to issue a replay challenge, he assists the scouting department in preparing for the NFL Draft in the spring, builds the team's player value chart for the draft.

Adams works on special assignments for the coaching and scouting staffs, which involve breaking down game tape. In 2007, as part of Spygate, it was revealed that Adams received tapes from a "third camera" that recorded opponents' defensive signals from a location on the sideline, in violation of a league memo issued by commissioner Roger Goodell. Belichick confirmed this was the case, but said that they were only a small part of the "mosaic" that were the Patriots' offensive game plans at the time. Adams and Belichick have been known to have an interest in mathematical analyses of football. Adams presented Belichick with a study concluding teams punt too on fourth down. With the Patriots and throughout his career, Adams is known for keeping a low profile. Former Browns owner Art Modell notably quipped "I'll pay anyone here $10,000 if they can tell me what Ernie Adams does." Halberstam, The Education of a Coach, New York: Hyperion, ISBN 1-4013-0879-1