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USS McFaul

USS McFaul is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named for U. S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Donald L. McFaul; this ship is the 24th destroyer of her class. USS McFaul was the 11th ship of this class to be built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and construction began on 26 January 1996, she was launched on 18 January 1997 and was christened on 12 April 1997. On 25 April 1998 she had her commissioning ceremony at the Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Georgia. On 22 August 2005, McFaul was involved in a minor collision with the destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. Both ships suffered minor damage, no injuries were reported. Both ships returned to their homeport at Naval Station Norfolk under their own power. On 16 February 2007, McFaul was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award. On 24 August 2008, McFaul arrived in Batumi, Georgia, as part of Operation Assured Delivery to "deliver humanitarian relief supplies... as part of the larger United States response to the government of Georgia request for humanitarian assistance" in the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia war.

McFaul offloaded nearly 155,000 pounds of supplies—including hygiene items, baby food and care supplies, bottled water, milk—donated by the United States Agency for International Development. On 5 April 2010, McFaul responded to a distress call from the merchant vessel MV Rising Sun after she was attacked by pirates. McFaul was able to neutralize the threat, captured ten suspected pirates and rescued eight crewmembers from on board a dhow near Salalah, Oman; the pirates were transferred to the destroyer USS Carney for a week before they were transferred back to McFaul where 30 days they were turned over to the Somali Transitional Federal Government for subsequent prosecution. On 12 September 2012, McFaul was ordered to the coast of Libya in what the Pentagon called a "contingency" in case a strike was ordered; this was in response to the 2012 diplomatic missions attacks. The ship may have been assigned to Carrier Strike Group Ten in the 2010s. On 12 November 2009, the Missile Defense Agency announced that McFaul would be upgraded during fiscal 2013 to RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 capability in order to function as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System.

The shield has background of dark blue with Neptune being pulled by seahorses in a chariot over sea waves. The traditional Navy colors were chosen for the shield because dark blue and gold represents the sea and excellence respectively. Neptune, God of the Sea, symbolizes swift mobilization. Waves represent the coastline and highlight Chief Petty Officer McFaul's enclosure from sea by rubber raiding craft to block General Noriega's escape from Panama; the crest consists of the shape of an array with a gold cross center. The array is split into quarters with palm leaves surrounding; the crests AEGIS shape highlights the USS McFAUL's modern multi-mission warfare operations. The cross honors the Navy Cross awarded to Platoon Chief Petty Officer Donald L. McFaul for extraordinary heroism in action under fire and saving his teammate's life; the quarter colored crest are adapted from the Panamanian flag to represent operation "Just Cause" in the Republic of Panama. The quartered sections honor McFaul's SEAL team, SEAL Team Four.

The laurel symbolizes honor. The palm indicates to the location of Panama; the motto is written on a scroll of blue. The ships motto is "Courage Honor Sacrifice"; the coat of arms in full color as in the blazon, upon a white background enclosed within a dark blue oval border edged on the outside with a gold rope and bearing the inscription "USS McFAUL" at the top and "DDG 74" in the base all gold. This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U. S. government publication, is in the public domain. Official site Naval Vessel Register – DDG-74

Kaupanger Stave Church

Kaupanger Stave Church is the largest stave church in Vestland county, Norway. It is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Sogndal Municipality and it is located in the village of Kaupanger, on the northern shore of the Sognefjorden, it is the church for the Kaupanger parish, part of the Sogn prosti in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The brown, wooden church was built in the mid-12th century and it has been in use since that time; the church seats about 125 people. The church is a Norwegian Cultural Heritage Site and it is owned by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments; the nave is supported by 22 staves, eight on each of the longer sides and three on each of the shorter. The elevated chancel is carried by four free standing staves; the church has the largest number of staves to be found in any one stave church. It is the largest of the five stave churches in Sogn og Fjordane county; the earliest existing historical records of the church date back to the year 1308, but the church was built in the mid-12th century, around the year 1140.

It is situated on the ruins of. Kaupanger was a market town that King Sverre burned down in 1184 to punish the local inhabitants for disobeying him, it was thought that the stave church standing on this site burned down in this fire, as archaeological research in the 1960s revealed that the previous church had burned down. The present church was therefore believed to have been built around 1190. Recent research has changed these assumptions. Dendrochronology has shown that the timber used for building the church was cut in 1137. Sverris saga makes no mention of the burning of the church at the time the town was burnt, it is now assumed that the church was built around 1140-1150. Several restoration projects have taken place both on the exterior. A major reconstruction was carried out in 1862, called a "brutal modernization". New rows of windows were cut into the sides of the church, white exterior panelling was installed and dark roof tiles covered the old shingle roof. In 1959-1960, a restoration was carried out and many of the 1862 changes were undone and it was brought back to its 17th century look.

The pulpit and font are all from the 17th century. In 1984, composer Arne Nordheim was inspired by the neumes and the sound of the medieval bells in Kaupanger stave church in composing the work Klokkesong, first performed inside the church as part of the 800th commemoration of the Battle of Fimreite. List of churches in Bjørgvin Kaupanger stave church Stavkirke.info Kaupanger stave church Fortidsminneforeninga's information page

Eka Darville

Eka Darville is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Scott Truman in Power Rangers RPM, Pip in Mr. Pip, Malcolm Ducasse in Jessica Jones and Diego in The Originals. Darville went to Byron Bay High School and lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Sydney, he enjoys surfing. His father is the Jamaican reggae artist his mother is Canadian. Darville is known for playing Malcolm Ducasse on the Netflix television series Jessica Jones, as well as Diego on The CW TV series The Originals and Ryan Morgan on the Fox TV series Empire as well as his past roles as Adam Bridge on the Australian television drama series Blue Water High, Taylor in The Elephant Princess, Scott Truman in Power Rangers RPM and Pietros in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Eka Darville on IMDb

João Mendes (footballer, born 1994)

João Sabino Mendes Neto Saraiva, known as Mendes, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Académica de Coimbra as a midfielder. Born in Matosinhos, Porto District, Mendes played youth football for four clubs, notably having two spells at local Leixões SC, he spent his first four seasons as a senior in the third division, representing in quick succession Gondomar SC, CD Gouveia, AD Nogueirense, CD Operário and U. D. Oliveirense. Mendes made his professional debut with Oliveirense on 27 August 2017, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–1 away loss against F. C. Famalicão, he scored his first goal in the competition the following 11 April, but in a 2–3 away defeat to C. D. Cova da Piedade. In the summer of 2018, Mendes signed with Primeira Liga side C. D. Tondela on a one-year loan deal. Though there was an agreement to make the move permanent at the end of that spell, nothing came of it and he joined Académica de Coimbra instead. João Mendes at ForaDeJogo João Mendes at Soccerway

1902 United States House of Representatives elections in California

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1902 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 4, 1902. California gained one seat as a result of the 1900 Census. However, of the existing districts, Democrats won three Republican-held districts. 58th United States Congress Political party strength in California Political party strength in U. S. states United States House of Representatives elections, 1902 California Elections Page Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives California Legislative District Maps RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions

Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure

"Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure" is the seventh episode of the thirteenth season of the animated sitcom Family Guy, the 238th episode overall. It aired on Fox in the United States on January 4, 2015, is written by Alex Carter and directed by Joe Vaux. In the episode and Brian take Chris back in time so he can perform well in a history exam; the title is a play on the time travel film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Chris Griffin gives his parents Peter and Lois a note stating that Principal Shepherd wants to speak with them. At school, Principal Shepherd tells Peter and Lois that Chris is at a "D-" average and will have to repeat the 9th grade unless he passes his history class finals overseen by Mr. Harpington. Peter tries to coach him through to no avail. With Chris left to his own devices and Brian quiz him and realize he needs extreme help. Stewie decides to take him for a tour of history in the time machine. Sneaking into his room, they tell him he is dreaming and take off for the past, Chris believes there are no consequences, cuts off his own arm.

Stewie and Brian fix Chris' mistake and tells them he's dreaming with their consequences. Prior to departure, Stewie tells Rupert he's "just going on a business trip." Stopping off in 1803 at one of the locations on Chris' history final, they observe U. S. President Thomas Jefferson trying to convince the U. S. Congress to approve the Louisiana Purchase. In Paris during 1920, they meet Ernest Hemingway, in good spirits until Brian's prattle drives him to suicide. Brian and Stewie take Chris to Brazil before the invention of the soccer ball, Australia before the invention of the shark-tooth necklace, Italy before the invention of pasta where Stewie calls the Italians a ridiculous people, causing a live-action sequence where Tony Sirico, angered at the Italian joke, made, warns Stewie about it, they visit 1776 during George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River where George Washington is wearing arm floaties. They visit 1944 on D-Day where they witness "Double D-Day" as big-breasted females in bikinis cause the Germans to stop shooting while the Warrant song "Cherry Pie" plays.

The boys stop to visit Jane Austen to release their time-travel farts. While there, they find that she is attracted to the farts which help inspire her to write Pride & Prejudice. Arriving in the 1990s, Stewie and Chris witness a man dancing to Go West's "King of Wishful Thinking". During the time travel, Brian takes a detour to kill Ivan Pavlov for his experiments on dogs. After an unseen visit to the British Parliament, Stewie gives money to a young Adolf Hitler; when they find Chris has learned nothing from the trip, Stewie calls Chris a moron. This angers Chris so much that he leaves and boards the RMS Titanic with Stewie's return pad, leaving them to board the ship to stop him. Catching a mooring rope, they climb aboard to split up to search for Chris. Brian searches the lower parts of the deck containing Irish Peter Griffin look-a-likes and makes his way to the ball room where he finds Stewie dining at the Captain's Table with Captain Edward Smith; the two of them find Chris at another table and convince him to return.

Chris wants to know why they cannot avoid the disaster as Stewie tries to make up an excuse about not altering the past. Before Stewie and Chris can return to the present, the ship strikes the iceberg and the return pad is destroyed by the rushing water, they find. Dressing as women, they find they are too late; this causes Chris to force room for them all in the last boat by throwing a crew member overboard where he comments that he can't swim without his striped one-piece. Stewie apologizes to his brother for compliments his physical strength. Repairing the return pad and returning to the present, Chris returns to sleep and wakes up still not knowing history after explaining his "dream" to Brian and Stewie. While going on the computer to look up the casualties of the Titanic and Stewie find out that the crew member Chris had thrown overboard was a man named Nigel Harpington, assume that he must be the ancestor of Chris' history teacher, Mr. Harpington. Therefore, Chris has a new history teacher in the form of a hippie who goes by "Teacher Doug" and claims that he doesn't believe in tests, to which Chris says "Yay".

Superimposed words appear stating "All history facts in this episode were gathered by quick glances at Wikipedia. To learn more about history, check out Yahoo! Answers." In an interview ahead of the start of the season, Family Guy executive producer Steve Callaghan told Entertainment Weekly “I don’t want to spoil the episode too much, but I can say this: Toward the end of the second act, Chris ends up separating himself from Stewie and Brian, ends up boarding the Titanic.” The episode received an audience of 5.53 million, making it the third-most watched show on Fox that night after The Simpsons episode "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Orrin Konheim of TV Fanatic gave the episode 4/5 stars; the plot description was copied from Stewie, Chris & Brian's Excellent Adventure at Family Guy Wiki, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 license. "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure" on IMDb "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure" at TV.com