Ringkøbing is a town in Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality in Region Midtjylland on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. It has a population of 9,958. Archeological finds suggest. At that time it was the only real harbour town along the Danish west coast, being sheltered from the North Sea by the wall of Holmsland Dunes. In the 17th century, the strait connecting Ringkøbing Fjord to the North Sea began to move south under the influence of wind and tide. Ringkøbing was cut off from the sea until the beginning of the 20th century, when a new channel was built at the town of Hvide Sande, in nearby Holmsland municipality; the name Ringkøbing means "The market town near Rindum". By the 11th century, a church had been built in the small village of Rindum; the village is even older. Evidence of settlements dating back as far as the 6th century has been found. At the end of World War II, Ringkøbing was involved in the British testing of captured German V-weapons. British soldiers, including radar experts from the British Artillery Regiment, were stationed there in October 1945 to monitor the accuracy of weapons fired from a base in Cuxhaven,Lower Saxony, Germany.
The tests were part of the post-WWII justice process, to establish whether the use of V-weapons constituted indiscriminate killing of civilians. In fact, they proved to be accurate, the Nazis escaped this charge. Today the centre of Ringkøbing has some quaint old streets, most of which lead towards the water of the fjord. Ringkøbing Church was built in the early 15th century, its tower, wider on top than on the bottom, was erected ca. 1550. The church houses two organs: the oldest in the west pulpit was built by Demant & Son in 1861 with a baroque facade from 1633; as the result of a restoration in 1995-1996, the church has a number of modern features, including an altarpiece by Arne Haugen Sørensen and a glass baptismal font. Ringkjøbing Landbobank is headquartered in Ringkøbing. Niels Trolle a Danish nobleman, vice admiral under Christian IV and Steward of Norway Stephen Hansen a Danish industrialist and General War Commissioner Wilhelm Sponneck a Danish nobleman and Minister of Finance Janus la Cour a Danish painter of the classical Eckersberg school Mikkel Frandsen a Danish American physical chemist noted for experiments involving chemical thermodynamics and heavy water Poul Andersen a printer, served in the Danish resistance movement during WWII and published one of the remaining two Danish-language newspapers in the USA Vibeke Hastrup a Danish actress who has worked in theatre and film Claus Møller Jakobsen a Danish former professional handballer, sports commentator for TV2 Jacob Larsen a Danish cricketer Hans Henrik Andreasen a Danish footballer who played for amateur club Ringkøbing IF Gnags is a Danish rock band from Skjern formed by two Nielsen brothers in 1966 The Official Tourist page for Ringkøbing West Jutland tourism information, covering Ringkøbing area Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
WQML is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. It is branded as Pura Palabra Radio. Licensed to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, the station serves the eastern Puerto Rico area; the station is owned by Pura Palabra Media Group through its licensee, Caguas Educational TV. On November 9, 2017, Pura Palabra Media Group files to swap WQML/98.7 in Culebra and a $1.2 million cash payment to New Life Broadcasting in exchange for the then-WNVE. Once the swap closes, the station will switch to Pura Palabra Radio and the call letters will changed to WQML. According to the terms of the contract, New Life will allow Pura Palabra Media to program the HD3 channel of WNVM as part of the deal in order to feed its San Juan-licensed translator W268BK at 101.5 FM which carries its Pura Palabra Radio programming. The sale was completed on May 22, 2018; the station changed its call sign to WQML on March 30, 2018. Query the FCC's FM station database for WQML Radio-Locator information on WQML Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQML
A team of cricketing amateurs under the captaincy of Mr. R. Slade Lucas toured the West Indies in the 1894-95 season playing matches between January and April 1895, they played. The idea for the tour was that of Dr. R. B. Anderson who had lived in Tobago for 23 years. Assistance was provided by Lord Hawke, Lord Stamford and Mr. Neville Lubbock; the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company gave special terms for the round trip and concessions were made with regard to the telegraphic transmission of news. The tourists were to be the guests of the clubs in the different islands; the idea was to take a side about the standard of a second-class county eleven. A party of 13 was taken: The standard of the team can be seen from the fact that only 5 of the tourists had played any first-class cricket prior to the tour and of these Bush and Smith-Turberville had not played a first-class match since 1886. Only Lucas and Bromley-Davenport had played at first-class level. Lucas had played for Middlesex since 1891 and Bromley-Davenport for Cambridge University in 1892 and 1893.
Indeed, only these two players played a significant amount of first-class cricket in England. The standard of the matches was therefore well below that of first-class cricket in England. All the 13 played at least one first-class match on the tour; the 13 left Southampton on the'Medway' on January 16, 1895 and reached Barbados on January 28 playing their first match the next day. Matches played were: January 29, 30: v Barbados January 31, February 1: v United Services, 13-a-side February 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: v Barbados February 14, 15, 16: v Antigua February 18, 19: v St. Kitts February 22, 23: v St. Lucia, 12-a-side February 25: v St. Vincent, 12-a-side February 28, March 1: v Queen's Park C. C. 12-a-side March 4, 5: v All Trinidad March 16, 18: v Demerara March 19, 20: v Demerara March 30, April 1: v All Jamaica, 12-a-side April 2, 3: Jamaica Born April 5, 6: v West Jamaica April 8, 9: v North Jamaica, 12-a-side April 11, 12: v All JamaicaFirst-class matches are highlighted. A further match against Grenada in March was abandoned.
The matches against Jamaica and Jamaica Born are recognised as the first first-class matches to take place in Jamaica. Of the 8 first-class matches, 4 were won, 1 drawn. Overall 10 matches were won, 2 drawn. Dawson headed the batting averages with an average of 26 in the first-class games. Sewell was leading run scorer in the first-class games with 269 although in all matches Bush lead with 406 runs. Just two centuries were scored by the tourists both in the second match against Barbados; these were 101 by 138 by Dawson. The bowling for the tourists was in the hands of Bromley-Davenport and Bush who each took over 50 wickets in the first-class matches. Sewell was next amongst the wicket-takers with 11. In all matches Bromley-Davenport and Bush each took over 100 wickets. Most of the matches were low scoring; the one exception was the second match against Barbados. Barbados scored 517 although no-one scored a century, George Learmond top scoring with 86. Lucas's XI replied with 303 giving Barbados a first innings lead of 214.
Following-on Lucas's XI scored 396 and dismissed Barbados for 157 to win by 25 runs. Clifford Goodman, successful in the first 3 innings against the tourists, taking 20 wickets, took just 1/121 in the tourists' second innings; the following averages are in the 8 first-class matches. R. S. Lucas' XI in the West Indies 1894-95 at CricketArchive James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual 1896, pages 39 to 56 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1896, pages 400 to 402 Peter Wynne-Thomas, The Complete History of Cricket Tours at Home & Abroad, Guild, 1989