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USS Genesee (1862)

USS Genesee was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Genesee was launched 2 April 1862 by the Boston Navy Yard. William M. Macomb in command. Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Genesee sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 6 July 1862 for Hampton Roads, where she convoyed U. S. mail steamers in the James River until departing 19 October for blockade duty off North Carolina. For over 3 months she helped seal Wilmington, North Carolina, Beaufort from Confederate blockade runners, she got underway 19 February 1863 to join the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, arriving New Orleans, Louisiana, 7 March in time to join Rear Admiral David Farragut's expedition up the Mississippi River past Port Hudson, Louisiana, to cut off Confederate supplies from the Red River and to join Admiral David Dixon Porter and General U. S. Grant in operations against Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During the siege of Vicksburg to the north, Port Hudson was the Confederate stronghold to the south. In order to cut off supplies which were being shipped from the west, Farragut & Banks determined to run the fort at Port Hudson. For the dangerous passage, Farragut lashed gunboats to the sides of his large steamers to protect the heavy ships from enemy fire and to improve their maneuverability. Genesee was paired off with Richmond when the Union Fleet moved upstream on the night of 14 March and came within range of the Confederate guns. In the ensuing fight Farragut's losses were greater than those he had suffered in taking New Orleans. Richmond's steam line was severed. Genesee fought on. Only Hartford and her consort Albatross made it past the Southern batteries. Following needed repairs, Genesee continued to patrol the Mississippi River until after the fall of Vicksburg 4 July 1863, she was ordered to the Gulf for blockade duty on 11 September. She discovered blockade-running steamer Fanny bound for Mobile, Alabama, 11 September, with Jackson and Calhoun gave chase.

As they closed, the blockade runner's captain burned his ship to the waterline rather than allow her capture. Genesee continued to operate off Mobile with Admiral Farragut and assisted in several captures as the Navy prepared for the assault on Mobile Bay; when the fleet steamed boldly into the bay on 5 August to engage the forts and Confederate squadron, Genesee remained outside until the passage was effected steamed up to open fire on Fort Morgan. Genesee was used subsequently as a stores ship, for the next several months was occupied supplying ships of the fleet and helping to drag Mobile Bay for dangerous torpedoes, a duty in which several ships were lost. Genesee sailed 11 July 1865 for Philadelphia, arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 20 July 1865, decommissioned there on 31 July 1865, she was sold 3 October 1867 to Michael G. Kimber of Nova Scotia, Canada, she was converted into a four-masted sailing ship operated commercially as Hattie C. Besse, U. S. official number 11851.

She was the property of Messrs. Harris & Holman & Others in San Francisco, when she was stranded on the shoreline of the Washington Territory 20 miles south of Cape Flattery on 20 November 1871; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary


Doninvest was a Russian industrial group that manufactured cars in Taganrog and Aksay, Rostov Oblast. The firm produced Daewoo cars on license for the Russian market under an own brand, their best known models were the Doninvest Assol, the Doninvest Kondor, the Doninvest Orion. Doninvest Bank was founded in 1991 by Mikhail Paramonov. In 1995, the bank financed a plan to assemble Pontiac cars in the Krasny Aksay plant; the first Daewoo-branded vehicles began to be manufactured at the Krasny Aksay plant. The first models were the Daewoo Daewoo Espero. Doninvest began to manufacture own-brand vehicles on license in 1997, in an attempt to diversify the group holdings. In 1997 Krasny Aksay was sixth in the rank of the country's car plants; the bankruptcy of Daewoo in 2000 meant that the company only built 34 cars in the first nine months of the year. In May 1999 the company signed an agreement with Citroen to built the Orion M, as the rebadged Citroen Berlingo became known on the Russian market, it turned out to be the only Citroen marketed by Doninvest.

Production on this model ended in 2003 with a total production run of 800–1,000 vehicles, with it ended the group's partnership with Citroen. The TagAZ plant entered a partnership with Hyundai in 2001, but after the Korean carmaker built its own Russian factory in 2010, TagAZ ceased to be of interest to them. During its last years of operation, the factory assembled Chery cars. TagAZ was declared bankrupt in January 2014. Car models produced by the company: Doninvest Assol Doninvest Orion Doninvest Kondor Doninvest Orion M Official website

Relaxin receptor

The relaxin receptors are a subclass of four related G protein-coupled receptors that bind relaxin peptide hormones. Below is list of human relaxin receptors, their endogenous peptide hormones, what down stream enzymes are activated or inhibited by the receptor. Relaxin family peptide hormones Insulin/IGF/Relaxin family Relaxin/insulin-like family peptide receptor 1 "Relaxin Family Peptide Receptors: Motilin". IUPHAR Database of Receptors and Ion Channels. International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Relaxin+receptors at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings

Nav Prerna School, Sikar

Nav Prerna School, Sikar located in Sikar, India is a Senior Secondary School offering instructions in Hindi medium at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It is affiliated with Board of Rajasthan. Nav Prerna Sikshan Sansthan is a co-educational institution catering to education of students from the kindergarten to class XII; the institute is affiliated to Board of Rajasthan. The students appear in the Secondary and Senior Secondary Certificate examinations conducted by the Rajasthan Board. Founded in 1998, Nav Prerna Sikshan Sansthan has an impeccable record in the field of education; the institute caters to the educational and recreational needs of more than 600 students from near and far. The students in the institute hail from many Indian states such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh; the school is an offspring of earlier Prerana School started by Shri Khem Chand Mahlawat in Nawalgarh in the year 1991. The school was started in Sikar in 1998 in a rented building in Jat Colony named as Nav Prerana Shikshan Sansthan.

The school started with 174 students in hostel. The total strength was only 360; the school continued in the same building for 2 years before it was shifted to the present campus in the year 2000. This year the school had more than 375 students as hostelers with a total of 600+ students. School is located near Truck Union on Nawalgarh Road, it takes 15–20 minutes to reach the school from RSRTC, Sikar Bus Depot and 10–15 minutes from Sikar Railway Station by an auto rickshaw. Education in Sikar district

Brian Burrowes

Arnold Brian Burrowes was an eminent bishop in the mid part of the Twentieth century. He was educated at Wellington and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, his family came from County Cavan in Northern Ireland. Burrows saw active service during World War I. On 5 August 1916, he was commissioned into the Royal Irish Fusiliers as a second lieutenant. On 19 April 1917, he was promoted to temporary lieutenant while attached to an officer cadet battalion, he was promoted to lieutenant on 5 February 1918. He was promoted to acting captain on 18 October 1918 and was seconded from his regiment as an Assistant Area Anti-Gas Officer. On 29 July 1942, he was appointed a temporary military chaplain in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve with seniority from 29 July 1941. In the 1946 King's Birthday Honours, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his service during World War II as a Navy chaplain, he was Fellow, Lecturer and Chaplain of Pembroke College, Oxford until 1937. He was a Senior Proctor of the University of Oxford.

He served as Principal of Salisbury Theological College. After serving during as a military chaplain during World War II, he was appointed Bishop of St Andrews and Dunblane in 1950. Retiring five years on grounds of ill-health, he died on 15 November 1963 in Elgin, Morayshire, he was buried in Elgin Cemetery, New Elgin, Morayshire

Ares (musician)

Ronny Hovland, better known as Ares, is a Norwegian metal vocalist and bassist, the founder of the Norwegian death metal band Aeternus. Ares is the founder of the Norwegian dark metal/death metal band Aeternus, in which he plays guitar and does the vocals; the band was formed in 1993 as a trio, composed of Ares, Erik Vrolok, Morrigan. From 1995 to 1997, Ares was the bassist of the black metal band Gorgoroth, before Aeternus' debut album, Beyond the Wandering Moon, was released in 1997 on Hammerheart Records. Aeternus has since toured with bands such as Emperor and Deicide, has released an additional five full-length albums. Ares is now the only remaining original member of Aeternus. In addition to Aeternus and Gorgoroth, Ares has played in several other extreme metal bands, has done live work for bands such as Immortal and Grimfist. CurrentAeternus - since 1993FormerGorgoroth - 1995-1997 Corona Borealis Black Hole Generator - Immortal - 1998 Grimfist - Malignant Eternal - Chaos Predicted - Dark Fortress - 2003 Orth Gravdal Walk My Path Dark Sorcery Beyond the Wandering Moon...

And So the Night Became Dark Rage Shadows of Old Burning the Shroud Ascension of Terror A Darker Monument Hexaeon The Last Tormentor Under the Sign of Hell Destroyer Bergen 1996 Black Karma Profane Genocidal Creations Cantus Paganus Aeternus official MySpace profile