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Valley Head, Alabama

Valley Head is a town in DeKalb County, United States. Although the town incorporated in 1921, it was listed as being incorporated on the 1890 U. S. Census. At the 2010 census the population was 558. Valley Head is located at 34°33′55″N 85°36′59″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land. Valley Head has a humid subtropical climate with elements of a humid continental climate while holding many monthly record lows for Alabama, it falls short of the all time record low of -27 held in New Market, Alabama; as of the census of 2000, there were 611 people, 244 households, 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 175.3 people per square mile. There were 269 housing units at an average density of 77.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 92.47% White, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from two or more races. 2.29 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 244 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.9% were non-families.

25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,013, the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,558 versus $17,222 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,582. About 12.2% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over. Valley Head School, home of the "Tigers", is a member of the DeKalb County School System. Raymond L. Atkins, fiction author. Spent his teenage years in Valley Head.

Howard Finster, folk artist E. T. York, former director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, administrator of the federal Extension Service, interim president of the University of Florida, chancellor of the State University System of Florida

Charles D. Sutherland

Charles D Sutherland was a Canadian architect who served as Chief Dominion Architect from 1936-1947. Ewart studied at the Ottawa School of Art; as chief government architect he was responsible for many of the federal buildings constructed in this period. Drawings for public buildings such as Post Office Buildings and Dominion Public Buildings designed by Sutherland and his staff during his tenure as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works are now held at the National Archives of Canada. Joseph Charles Gustave Brault, succeeded Charles D. Sutherland as Chief Architect of the federal Dept. of Public Works in 1947. As federal architect, 1936-1947, Charles D. Sutherland oversaw the design and construction of public buildings such as post offices, customs offices, armouries across Canada, he designed a Customs Building in St. Jean, Richelieu Street, Armstrong, Canadian Customs Border Station, he designed several buildings in Ottawa, Ontario including: Wind Tunnel and Administration Building, Hwy. 17 at Skead Road.

He designed the Daly Building Annex, Mackenzie Avenue near Wellington Street, Ontario, 1942. He designed a Veterans Hospital, 4th Street West at 12th Avenue West, Alberta, 1942. Charles D. Sutherland, Chief Dominion Architect 1936-1947

Adore (Jasmine Thompson song)

"Adore" is a song recorded by English vocalist Jasmine Thompson for her third extended play of the same name. The track was made available for digital download on June 2015 through Atlantic Records. "Adore" was written by Steve Mac, Paul Gendler and Ina Wroldsen, while production was handled by Mac alone. The track peaked within the top 50 in both Italy and Belgium, ranking at number 34 and 41, respectively. Furthermore, the song has charted at number 91 on the German Singles Chart; the recording gained major popularity in Italy, where it was certified Platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry for exceeding sales of 50,000 copies. The accompanying music video for "Adore" was released on June 12, 2015 on Thompson's YouTube channel, it is three minutes and thirteen seconds long

African blue flycatcher

The African blue flycatcher or blue-crested flycatcher is a species of bird in the family Stenostiridae from western and central Sub-Saharan Africa. The African blue flycatcher is a dainty, bright blue flycatcher with a short crest and long tail; the entire upper parts and tail are bright blue, shading between blue and cyan, with black lores and black flight feathers edged with blue, the underparts are greyish blue fading to whitish on the belly. The bill and legs are black. Juveniles are duller with faint greyish spotting on the wing coverts, it weighs 7 -- 12g. The song of the African blue flycatcher is a series of slow, rather random and tuneless sibilant notes strung together in no particular order. Call is a quiet "tsip"; the African blue flycatcher occurs from Mauritania and Gambia east discontinuously to Kenya and south through the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to northern Angola. Its natural habitats are moist lowland forests, mangrove forests, gallery forest, montane forests, wooded farmland and moist savanna.

Forages rather gracefully with fanned tail and half open wings among leaves, as well as foraging on the ground and flycatching. The African blue flycatcher is thought to form a superspecies with the white-tailed blue flycatcher and these species. Two subspecies of the African blue flycatcher are recognised. Elminia longicauda longicauda, found in the western part of its range as far east as Nigeria, the paler Elminia longicauda teresita Antinori, 1864 in the west and the south. Image at ADW

Tim Chambers (baseball)

Timothy Doyle Chambers was an American college baseball coach. He was head coach of the UNLV Rebels baseball team from 2011 to 2015, he was named to that position prior to the 2011 season. Born in Claremore, Chambers graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah, he earned all-conference honors at all three. These included Dixie State, where he was an All-American in 1984. In 1985, Chambers transferred to Utah Technical College to Southern Utah, where he earned his degree in 1989, he began his coaching career in 1991 at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he remained until 1999. In his time with the Gaels, the team won six consecutive Sunset Division championships, were the state runners up in 1997. Chambers was named NIAA Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1993, he coached the Las Vegas Knights of American Legion Baseball, where he won three state championships and reached the 1998 American Legion World Series. In 2000, Chambers was hired to coach the Southern Nevada Coyotes baseball team, an NJCAA squad in Las Vegas.

As the first Coyotes coach to manage a game, Chambers built the program to a major power, including seven conference championships, the regional titles, two district championships and the 2003 NJCAA World Series title. In 2010, Chambers coached the Bryce Harper-led Coyotes to the NJCAA Semifinals. In the summer of 2010, the Washington Nationals, who would draft Harper first overall, courted Chambers to be a scout. Instead, a month Chambers was introduced as the head coach at UNLV, following Buddy Gouldsmith's resignation. In his three seasons, the Rebels have reached 30 wins twice and claimed wins over several ranked teams, including Stanford, TCU, UC Irvine, Arizona, while entering the rankings in both 2011 and 2013 themselves. Chambers was fired by UNLV in December 2015 after being arrested for driving under the influence. Chambers died on October 27, 2019. List of current NCAA Division I baseball coaches Career statistics and player information from Error: Template:Baseballstats must contain at least one valid parameter name

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services is an autonomous organization of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, located in Pragathi Nagar, Hyderabad. ESSO-INCOIS was established as an autonomous body in 1999 under the Ministry of Earth Sciences and is a unit of the Earth System Science Organization. ESSO- INCOIS is mandated to provide the best possible ocean information and advisory services to society, government agencies and the scientific community through sustained ocean observations and constant improvements through systematic and focussed research. During the 1990s, the Ministry of Earth Sciences Department of Ocean Development, had initiated a project titled "PFZ Mission" and it was handed over to National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, AP; the project blossomed into a full-fledged one, Due to the sincere work done by Dr. A. Narendra Nath; as a result of this, the project was separated from NRSC and a new organization was instituted to look after it.

The new organization so formed was named as an Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services and was placed under reputed scientist Dr A. Narendra Nath, Who was the founder director for INCOIS. Since its Inception in February 1998. Dr. Narendra Nath is the person who initiated the PFZ Mission.. The newly formed entity had potential fishing zone advisories as its major project. Apart from PFZ services, the other services such as Indian Early Tsunami Warning, Ocean State Forecast, Ocean Modeling and Web Services Management were initiated and their products are being delivered to various stakeholders in the country on a daily basis. In recognition of these services, INCOIS was identified as one of the key International Oceanic Organizations. INCOIS renders its services through its web portal and various other devices that are installed at different places in the country; this is the first advisory service started by INCOIS. The backbone of this service is the real-time data for ocean color and SST provided by the OCEANSAT and NOAA respectively.

This service was started because there was a need to identify the potential fishing zones to help the fishermen to get better catch while they were at the sea. This service was started by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the help of the Department of Space and several institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture; these organizations are collaborating with the State Governments of the beneficiary states to offer these services to the end users. This service makes use of parameters such as sea surface temperature and chlorophyll content provided by NOAA-AVHRR and Oceancolor satellites. Features such as oceanic fronts, Meandering Patterns, Rings, Up Welling areas etc. are identified sites for fish accumulation. These features can be identified from Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll data; the availability of Chlorophyll from OCEANSAT and MOdDIS has further enriched these advisories in the recent years. Hence, PFZ advisories have helped the fishing community to locate the fishing zones with accuracy.

Another feature of PFZ service is the generation of species-specific advisory to enable the fishermen folk to distinguish between the exploited and under-exploited species in the potential fishing zones. This enables them to have sustainable fishery management by targeting only the under-exploited species in the fishing zones; this approach enables them to avoid fishing the over-exploited species over again. One such species-specific advisory is Tuna Fisheries Forecasting System that enables the fishing community to adequately prepare for the Tuna catch. Being a migratory fish, it inhabits a wide range of ecosystems and wide area. Hence the fishing of tuna is a costly affair and it requires resource-specific orientation such as long lining by the fishing boats and trawlers. With the help of the parameters such as Oceanic Fronts, water clarity and sea surface temperature we can trace the distribution of tuna species. In the aftermath of Sumatra earthquake in 2004 and the killer tsunami it set off, the Government of India wanted to set up an early warning centre for tsunami and other storm surges in the Indian Ocean region.

Accordingly, on 15 October 2007, a centre housing the Indian Tsunami Early Warning System was established in INCOIS by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the nodal ministry, with the collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Space, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. At the time of its establishment, the centre had the mandate to provide important tsunami advisories to the people living in the coastal areas of the country. For this purpose, the center was equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and well trained manpower. By 2012, the centre has started to give a round-the-clock alert and advisory services to all Indian Ocean Rim Countries. At present, the tsunami warning centre receives data from 17 seismic stations of the Indian Meteorological Department, 10 stations of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and more than 300 international stations. In addition, it receives data from 17 sea-level tide gauges at intervals of five minutes; these tide gauges have been positioned at Aerial Bay, Ennore, Garden Reach, Kandla, Krishnapatnam, Machilipatnam, Paradeep, Port Blair, Visakhapatnam etc.

Apart from sea-level tide sensors, the wave-rider buoys have been installed at various locations. This network of tide gauges and buoys helps the center to validate the arrivals of tsunami waves in the Indian Ocean region. To further supplement the cause, a network of seismographs has been installed at appropriate positions to forecast the occurrence of t