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Shane Doan

Shane Albert Doan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who spent the entirety of his National Hockey League career with the Winnipeg Jets/Arizona Coyotes franchise, playing 21 seasons. He was the last remaining player active in the NHL from the original Winnipeg Jets franchise. Doan retired from the NHL in the summer of 2017. Doan led the club in scoring from 2003 to 2011 consecutively. In December 2015, Doan became the franchise's all-time leading goal scorer, he was the longest serving NHL captain until his retirement, serving as the Coyotes' captain from 2003 to 2017. Doan never won the Stanley Cup, coming closest with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2012, where they lost the Western Conference Final to the Los Angeles Kings. Internationally, Doan has won two gold medals and three silvers at the World Championships, as well as one World Cup championship in 2004, he was a member of Canada's 2006 Winter Olympic team. On August 1, 2018, it was announced the Coyotes would retire his jersey number "19" on February 24, 2019, before a game against the current Winnipeg Jets.

Doan began his career in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers in 1992, spent three seasons with the team. He won the Memorial Cup with the Blazers in 1994 and 1995, he had his most successful season with the team during the 1994–95 season, when he recorded 94 points, helping the team win the Memorial Cup for a second straight year, was awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the tournament's MVP. Doan loved his career in Kamloops. Doan was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, seventh overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, he was the Jets' final first-round pick to play in the NHL prior to the franchise moving to Phoenix. He made the transition from major junior to the NHL in 1995–96 and tallied 17 points in his rookie season with the Jets, he scored his first NHL goal against Ed Belfour of the Chicago Blackhawks, scored the overtime goal to win the game 6–5. Doan's most memorable moment as a Jet was his seventh and final goal as a Jet, which came on April 12, 1996, during the team's last regular season home game, where he scored the game-winning goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period to make the score 4–2 for Winnipeg.

The game would finish 5–3 and the win clinched a playoff spot for the Jets. In the playoffs, the Jets were matched up against the first seeded Detroit Red Wings and lost in six games. After the Jets relocated to Phoenix and became the Coyotes the following season, Doan's points total did not improve until the 1999–2000 season, when he scored 26 goals. After the departure of team captain Teppo Numminen, Doan assumed the captaincy in 2003–04 and scored which were career-highs in all statistical categories with 27 goals, 41 assists and 68 points. During the season, Doan was selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game in 2004, he hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career the following season to go with 36 assists and 66 points. Late in the 2006–07 season, Doan agreed to a five-year, $22.75 million contract extension with the Coyotes on February 14, 2007. He responded the following season with his best season to date when he led the Coyotes in scoring in 2007–08 with 28 goals and a career-high 50 assists for 78 points.

In 2008–09, Doan was selected to the 2009 NHL All-Star Game and won the inaugural elimination shootout segment of the skills competition, outlasting Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins in the seventh round. He completed that season with a career-high 31 goals. On October 18, 2010, Doan was suspended for three games for a hit on Dan Sexton of the Anaheim Ducks the night previous; the NHL's disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, ruled that the hit was "a late hit from the blind side to the head of an unsuspecting opponent", violating the NHL's ban on blindside hits to the head. It was the first suspension of Doan's career. Doan had a successful and memorable 2011–12 season for the Coyotes, leading his team to their most successful regular season to date, as the Coyotes finished third in the Western Conference and won their first division title; that season, he scored 50 points and his first NHL hat-trick, on January 7, 2012, at 19:59 of the third period in the 1,161st game of his NHL career. Doan would lead the Coyotes to their most successful playoff performance, contributing nine points to lead the Coyotes to their first and second playoff series victories over the Chicago Blackhawks in six games and the Nashville Predators in five as well as the team's first conference final appearance, where they would lose in five games to the eventual Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings.

On September 14, 2012, Doan agreed to a four-year, $21.2 million contract extension with the Coyotes. As of the start of the 2014–15 season, Doan was the all-time leader in games played with the Jets/Coyotes franchise, and by scoring two goals and an assist in the February 12, 2016, game against the Calgary Flames, he moved into first place all-time in points for the Jets/Coyotes franchise with 931. On December 29, 2015, Doan recorded his second career hat trick in a 7–5 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks. With this accomplishment, Doan became the 15th player to record two hat tricks after turning 35, he tied Dale Hawerchuk's franchise record for all-time goals scored. On December 31, 2015 Doan scored twice against the Winnipeg Jets to become the all-time leading goal scorer for the Winnipeg/Phoenix/Arizona franchise with 381 goals. On July 12, 2016, Doan agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Coyotes; as of the start of the 2016–17 season, Doan is the longest-serving captain in the

Volume-weighted average price

In finance, volume-weighted average price is the ratio of the value traded to total volume traded over a particular time horizon. It is a measure of the average price. VWAP is used as a trading benchmark by investors who aim to be as passive as possible in their execution. Many pension funds, some mutual funds, fall into this category; the aim of using a VWAP trading target is to ensure that the trader executing the order does so in line with volume on the market. It is sometimes argued that such execution reduces transaction costs by minimizing market impact costs. VWAP can be measured between any two points in time but is displayed as the one corresponding to elapsed time during the trading day by the information provider. VWAP is used in algorithmic trading. Indeed, a broker may guarantee execution of an order at the VWAP and have a computer program enter the orders into the market in order to earn the trader's commission and create P&L; this is called a guaranteed VWAP execution. The broker can trade in a best effort way and answer to the client the realized price.

This is called a VWAP target execution. Trading algorithms that use VWAP as a target belong to a class of algorithms known as volume participation algorithms; the first execution of the VWAP was in 1984 for the Ford Motor Company by James Elkins head trader at Abel Noser. VWAP is calculated using the following formula: P V W A P = ∑ j P j ⋅ Q j ∑ j Q j where: P V W A P is Volume Weighted Average Price; the VWAP can be used similar to moving averages, where prices above the VWAP reflect a bullish sentiment and prices below the VWAP reflect a bearish sentiment. Traders may initiate short positions as a stock price moves below VWAP for a given time period or initiate long position as the price moves above VWAPInstitutional buyers and algorithms will use VWAP to plan entries and initiate larger positions without disturbing the stock price. VWAP slippage is the performance of a broker, many Buy-side firms now use a Mifid wheel to direct their flow to the best broker. Electronic trading Time-weighted average price Trade Performance Calculator used to compare VWAP against actual traded price

Alkali metal

The alkali metals consist of the chemical elements lithium, potassium, rubidium and francium. Together with hydrogen they comprise group 1. All alkali metals have their outermost electron in an s-orbital: this shared electron configuration results in their having similar characteristic properties. Indeed, the alkali metals provide the best example of group trends in properties in the periodic table, with elements exhibiting well-characterised homologous behaviour; this family of elements is known as the lithium family after its leading element. The alkali metals are all shiny, soft reactive metals at standard temperature and pressure and lose their outermost electron to form cations with charge +1, they can all be cut with a knife due to their softness, exposing a shiny surface that tarnishes in air due to oxidation by atmospheric moisture and oxygen. Because of their high reactivity, they must be stored under oil to prevent reaction with air, are found only in salts and never as the free elements.

Caesium, the fifth alkali metal, is the most reactive of all the metals. All the alkali metals react with water, with the heavier alkali metals reacting more vigorously than the lighter ones. All of the discovered alkali metals occur in nature as their compounds: in order of abundance, sodium is the most abundant, followed by potassium, rubidium and francium, rare due to its high radioactivity. Experiments have been conducted to attempt the synthesis of ununennium, to be the next member of the group, but they have all met with failure. However, ununennium may not be an alkali metal due to relativistic effects, which are predicted to have a large influence on the chemical properties of superheavy elements. Most alkali metals have many different applications. One of the best-known applications of the pure elements is the use of rubidium and caesium in atomic clocks, of which caesium atomic clocks form the basis of the second. A common application of the compounds of sodium is the sodium-vapour lamp, which emits light efficiently.

Table salt, or sodium chloride, has been used since antiquity. Lithium finds use as an anode in lithium batteries. Sodium and potassium are essential elements, having major biological roles as electrolytes, although the other alkali metals are not essential, they have various effects on the body, both beneficial and harmful. Sodium compounds have been known since ancient times. While potash has been used since ancient times, it was not understood for most of its history to be a fundamentally different substance from sodium mineral salts. Georg Ernst Stahl obtained experimental evidence which led him to suggest the fundamental difference of sodium and potassium salts in 1702, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau was able to prove this difference in 1736; the exact chemical composition of potassium and sodium compounds, the status as chemical element of potassium and sodium, was not known and thus Antoine Lavoisier did not include either alkali in his list of chemical elements in 1789. Pure potassium was first isolated in 1807 in England by Humphry Davy, who derived it from caustic potash by the use of electrolysis of the molten salt with the newly invented voltaic pile.

Previous attempts at electrolysis of the aqueous salt were unsuccessful due to potassium's extreme reactivity. Potassium was the first metal, isolated by electrolysis; that same year, Davy reported extraction of sodium from the similar substance caustic soda by a similar technique, demonstrating the elements, thus the salts, to be different. Petalite was discovered in 1800 by the Brazilian chemist José Bonifácio de Andrada in a mine on the island of Utö, Sweden. However, it was not until 1817 that Johan August Arfwedson working in the laboratory of the chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius, detected the presence of a new element while analysing petalite ore; this new element was noted by him to form compounds similar to those of sodium and potassium, though its carbonate and hydroxide were less soluble in water and more alkaline than the other alkali metals. Berzelius gave the unknown material the name "lithion/lithina", from the Greek word λιθoς, to reflect its discovery in a solid mineral, as opposed to potassium, discovered in plant ashes, sodium, known for its high abundance in animal blood.

He named the metal inside the material "lithium". Lithium and potassium were part of the discovery of periodicity, as they are among a series of triads of elements in the same group that were noted by Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1850 as having similar properties. Rubidium and caesium were the first elements to be discovered using the spectroscope, invented in 1859 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff; the next year, they discovered caesium in the mineral water from Germany. Their discovery of rubidium came the following year in Heidelberg, finding it in the mineral lepidolite; the names of rubidium and caesium come from the most prominent lines

Delete character

In computing, the delete character is the last character in the ASCII repertoire, with the code 127. Not a graphic character but a control character, it is denoted as ^? in caret notation and has a graphic representation of ␡ in Unicode. On modern systems, terminal emulators turn keys marked "Delete" or "Del" into an escape sequence such as ^[[3~. Terminal emulators may produce DEL when ← Backspace key or Control+← Backspace or Control+? are typed, some programs such as Notepad may insert this character with the same key presses. This code was used to mark deleted characters on punched tape, since any character could be changed to all ones by punching holes everywhere. If a character was punched erroneously, punching out all seven bits caused this position to be ignored or deleted, a computer version of correction fluid. In hexadecimal this is 7F to rubout 7 bits; this character could be used as padding to slow down printing after newlines though the all-zero NUL was more used. The Teletype Model 33 provided a key labelled RUB OUT to punch this character, did not provide a key that produced the Backspace character.

Therefore, a number of less-expensive computer systems that used Teletypes used this key to ignore the previous mis-typed character. Video terminals designed to replace the teletype had to place a key that produced this code where Backspace would be expected, in particular products from Digital Equipment Corporation. On VT100 compatible terminals, this is the character generated by the key labeled Delete. On terminals such as the VT510 the key is labeled ⌫ and by default sent Delete but could be setup to send Backspace. Other terminals designed for systems that did not have a history of using Teletypes would make a key at this position send the ASCII Backspace character, leading to lots of confusion. Unix in particular had an annoying problem that it could only be programmed to erase the previous character for one of these, thus requiring the user to reconfigure the terminal driver for each different brand of terminal; some software would make the shortcuts Ctrl+H or Ctrl+? Do some other action though these sent the same code as Backspace and Delete, assuming the backspace key was sending the other code.

A key marked Backspace ← that sends the Backspace character is by far the most common on modern terminals and emulators. Due to the "backspace" key sending Delete on many terminals, keys marked "Delete" do not send the character, instead sending an Escape sequence similar to the arrow keys. Unix-like operating systems are known to use it as erase control character, i.e. to delete the previous character in the line mode. The terminal driver still cannot be programmed to take both this and Backspace, one must be chosen, however most modern programs bypass this and use libraries such as readline which accepts both codes. DOS/Windows never used this character in any way, using the backspace to delete the previous character. EGA/VGA fonts, as fonts used by Win32 console have the "house" symbol ⌂ at 127 code point, see Code page 437 for details. However, its legacy can be seen in some applications distributed as part of the Windows operating system: as an example, chording the Control and ← Backspace keys in Microsoft Notepad will output the delete character.

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Milford Township, Story County, Iowa

Milford Township is a township in Story County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 569. Milford Township covers an area of 37.2 square miles and contains a small portion of the incorporated town of Ames. According to the USGS, it contains four cemeteries: Brouhard Cemetery, Evergreen Memory Gardens, Knoll Cemetery and Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Interstate 35 runs north and south through the township and County Road E29 runs east-west. Story County maintains McFarland Park, a 200-acre area located in northwest Milford Township. Visitors can explore a variety of ecotypes including tallgrass prairie and stream habitats; the park has 5.5 miles of trails that are open to hiking and off-road biking, but interior trails with stairs are closed to bicyclists. The park includes a 6.5-acre lake stocked with bluegill and catfish. Winter activities include cross-country skiing. USGS Geographic Names Information System Story County McFarland Park


Brintons is a British manufacturer of carpets. The firm was founded in 1783 by William Brinton, at Hill Pool in Chaddesley, Kidderminster, to manufacture spun yarns, its first factory in Kidderminster was established in 1820 and as of 2008 the company still has a major manufacturing presence on the Stourport edge of the town. In 1970 Brintons opened their first factory in Shropshire, to make spun yarns, it owns and operates other factories all over the world including Poland and India manufacturing bespoke and stock woven Axminster and Wilton wool-rich carpets and rugs. In 1993, Brintons launched an advertising campaign featuring costumes designed by Vivienne Westwood and made from the company's carpets. A second Westwood designed campaign followed in 1995, based on dress styles from 1783, the year the company was founded; the photography for both campaigns was by David Bailey. A third campaign was launched in 1996 and in 2000, British designer Antony Price created evening gowns constructed from carpet and photographed by Patrick Lichfield for these advertisements.

As one of the first companies to be awarded the Royal Warrant at the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign in 1958, Brintons has continued to supply carpets and designs for a range of projects for Her Majesty the Queen, Buckingham Palace and other Royal households. Despite the previous success of the firm, its rich history, it faced financial difficulties in 2011, the 228-year-old business was acquired by The Carlyle Group in September of that year. In August 2015, Brintons acquired F. D Agnella, the Polish-based manufacturer and supplier of carpets and rugs. Brintons has one of the world's largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry, which dates back to the late 18th century, it contains thousands of original hand painted design papers from Baroque and Art Deco to up-to-the minute contemporary designs. Brintons was acquired from Carlyle Group by Argand Partners in 2017 for an undisclosed sum. Official website