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Ezequiel Hurtado

Ezequiel Hurtado Hurtado was a politician, military general and statesman who became President of Colombia. He was born in Silvia, in the department of Cauca, December 14, 1825 and died in Popayán, September 4, 1890, his parents were Maria Trinidad Hurtado. E went to school at Colegio San Jose and studied law at the University of Cauca, where he graduated on January 27, 1852, he subsequently became a University lecturer in law. His initial military involvement was in defence of legal institutions. Two years his military and political career started in earnest with the Colombian Liberal Party in the fight against the dictator Jose Maria Melo. From 1860 he took part in revolutionary movements against the Conservative Government of Mariano Ospina Rodriguez, he joined the army of General Thomas Cipriano de Mosquera, successful in 1861, he was promoted to the rank of General. Subsequently he was part of the Cauca Assembly and served as a government minister on various occasions, he took part in the Convention of Rionegro which produced the 1863 Constitution.

In 1868 he was elected as a Parliamentary representative and a Senator. In 1878 President Julian Trujillo Largacha appointed him Minister of War and Navy, a year he was elected Governor of the Sovereign State of Cauca. Hurtado's elevation was due to the "April Revolution", led by Generals Eliseo Payan and Juan de Dios Ulloa, who represented a coalition of independents and "mosqueristas" who opposed the abuses committed by radicals. Leaving office in 1883, he was elected by Congress to be the Designated President of the Republic and was appointed Presiding Judge by the Supreme Court of Justice, he exercised presidential power between April and August 1884, due to the delay of Rafael Nuñez assuming power. In his responsibilities he appointed as cabinet ministers of Housing, Public Works, External Relations, Public Education and War the following: Manuel M. Castro, Felipe Angulo, Mariano Tanco y José María Caro, José J. Vargas, Eustorgio Salazar, Napoleón Borrero and José María Campo Serrano; when he left the Presidency he campaigned against the Nuñez's Regeneration project of, in the war of 1885 he was taken prisoner and suffered harsh treatment.

He was subsequently exiled to Costa Rica, but in 1889, shortly before his death, was allowed to return to Colombia. His remains are now in the Panteon de los Proceres Cemetery in Popayán; this burial ground was inaugurated by Guillermo León Valencia in 1940

Darren Helm

Darren Helm is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Helm started his junior playing career with the Selkirk Fishermen of the Keystone Junior Hockey League, he led the league in scoring for the 2003–04 season with 73 points in 34 games, en route to helping the Fishermen to a league championship. He appeared in six games for the Selkirk Steelers of the Junior A Manitoba Junior Hockey League that season; the following season, in 2004–05, Helm went on to play for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League, beginning a three-year major junior career. Following a 24-point WHL rookie season, complemented by two goals and six assists in thirteen playoff games, Helm was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the fifth round, 132nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, his second season in the WHL was much more productive as he led his team in scoring with 79 points in 70 games. He helped the Tigers win the regular season title with a 47-16-9 record for 103 points.

While the Tigers swept in the first two rounds of the playoffs that season, they lost the semifinals to the Moose Jaw Warriors. On September 27, 2006, Helm signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Red Wings, he returned to the Tigers for a third and final WHL season in 2006–07 to help lead the team to an Ed Chynoweth Cup as league champions, defeating the Vancouver Giants in a seven-game final round. Earning a berth in the 2007 Memorial Cup and the Tigers finished as runner-up to the Giants, who hosted the tournament. In 2007–08, Helm started his professional playing career and was assigned by the Red Wings to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Near the end of the season, he was called up to Detroit and played his first NHL game on March 13, 2008. Helm remained with the Red Wings for their 2008 playoff run, centring the fourth line, scored his first NHL goal on May 10, 2008, during game two of the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Stars, he contributed 2 goals and 2 assists in 18 playoff games, helping the Red Wings to the franchise's 11th Stanley Cup.

Despite being able to stick with the NHL club for the last part of his professional rookie season, Helm returned to the AHL in 2008–09. After appearing in 16 regular season games for the Red Wings, however, he was called up once again for the first game of the 2009 playoffs. During game seven of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Anaheim Ducks, Helm scored a crucial goal on a breakaway to give the Wings a 2-0 lead; the Wings won the game and advanced to the Western Conference Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, where he scored the series-winning goal in overtime of game five. With the goal, Helm became the first player in NHL history to score five playoff goals before scoring a regular season goal, he has since increased his total to six playoff goals before scoring a regular season goal, extending his record. For the 2009–10 NHL season, Helm was placed as the regular fourth line centre, his speed and determination has led Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock to name Helm as "probably our best player from start to finish."

He had a notable game on New Year's Eve of 2009, when he scored two short-handed goals in a single outing against the Colorado Avalanche. Following the season, the Red Wings signed Helm to a two-year contract extension worth $1.825 million. The contract has an annual cap hit of $912,500. Helm has developed a reputation of being one of the league's top defensive players, as well as one of the fastest. During the 2010–11 NHL season Helm stepped into a more consistent scoring role, setting career highs in all statistics. During the 2011 playoffs coach Mike Babcock named Helm "an elite player not a fourth-line player"On June 19, 2012, Helm signed a four-year, $8.5 million contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings. On March 29, 2014, Helm recorded his first career hat-trick in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. On July 1, 2016, Helm signed a five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with the Red Wings. Helm participated in the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for Team Canada. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Perelik Point

Perelik Point is a point on the north side of the entrance to Kozloduy Cove and the southeast side of the entrance to Garnya Cove on the east coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The point is projecting for 900 m into Nelson Strait, is situated 1.4 km northwest of Kitchen Point and 1.2 km southeast of Smirnenski Point. Bulgarian early mapping in 2009; the feature is named after Golyam Perelik Peak in southern Bulgaria. L. L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4 Perelik Point. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer. Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. Perelik Point. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission

Howard Taylor Ricketts

Howard Taylor Ricketts was an American pathologist after whom the family Rickettsiaceae and the order Rickettsiales are named. He was born in Ohio. In the early part of his career, Ricketts undertook research at Northwestern University on blastomycosis, he worked in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana and at the University of Chicago on Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This early pathology and epidemiology research in Hamilton, Montana lead to the eventual formation of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory there. While in Montana and his assistant discovered that the vector that carried the pathogen for Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick, the Rocky Mountain wood tick, it was not at once clear. However, for decades, until electron microscopy and other technologies became sufficiently advanced, it was not known whether Rickettsiales were bacteria, viruses, or something in between, they now are known to be bacteria specialised for intracellular parasitism. Ricketts was devoted to his research and, on several occasions, injected himself with pathogens to study their effects.

The pathogen causing Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Rickettsia rickettsii was named after him. After this eponymous genus, the larger family and order were given their names. In 1910, Ricketts became interested in a strain of murine-carried typhus known as tabardillo due to a major outbreak in Mexico City, the apparent similarity of the disease to spotted fever. Days after isolating the organism that he believed caused typhus. Ricketts was survived by his wife, Myra Tubbs Ricketts, children, his family established an annual student research prize, the Howard Taylor Ricketts Prize, at the University of Chicago in 1912. Groß, Dominik. "100th Anniversary of the death of Ricketts: Howard Taylor Ricketts. The namesake of the Rickettsiaceae family". Microbes and Infection. 13: 10–13. Doi:10.1016/j.micinf.2010.09.008. PMID 20888424. Works by or about Howard Taylor Ricketts at Internet Archive "Howard Taylor Ricketts: Memorial Address at University of Chicago by Ludvig Hektoen". Today in Science History. 1999–2011.

Retrieved 28 April 2011. Ricketts, H. T.. "A summary of investigations of the nature and means of transmission of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever". Today in Science History. Retrieved 28 April 2011

Vida Blue (band)

Vida Blue is an electronic trio featuring Page McConnell, with Oteil Burbridge, Russell Batiste. Vida Blue got its name from the 1970s and 1980s Major League Baseball pitcher Vida Blue. Blue himself joined the band on stage in 2004 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. A screamo band from Iowa City, Iowa had been using the same name through part of 2001; the band subsequently changed their name to Ten Grand after they sold the rights to the band name to McConnell for $10,000. The band originated in 2001 when McConnell attended shows by both The Allman Brothers Band and The Meters, approached both Burbridge and Batiste about the Vida Blue project, which they were interested in. McConnell booked time to record in New Orleans's Piety Street Recording Studio adding instrumental overdubs in Vermont; the resulting self-titled album, Vida Blue, was released in the summer of 2002 on Elektra Records. Their second album, The Illustrated Band, released in 2003 on Sanctuary Records, is backed by the Spam Allstars, a Latin Grammy-nominated, Afro-Cuban sextet.

The group toured in April 2002, July 2002, April 2003, January 2004, June 2004, with their last announced appearance being at the 2004 Bonnaroo Music Festival. A DVD: Vida Blue and the Spam Allstars - Live at the Fillmore was released on November 30, 2004. On February 1, 2018 it was announced. On July 23, the new album, titled Crossing Lines, was announced with a release date of September 20th, 2019; the band shared their first single, "Analog Delay" on all major streaming services. Vida Blue The Illustrated Band Crossing Lines Live at the Fillmore w/ the Spam Allstars