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Vancouver Millionaires

The Vancouver Millionaires were a professional ice hockey team that competed in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the Western Canada Hockey League between 1911 and 1926. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, they played in Denman Arena, the first artificial ice surface in Canada and the largest indoor ice rink in the world at the time it opened; the Millionaires/Maroons succeeded as PCHA champions six times and won the Stanley Cup once, in 1915, against the Ottawa Senators of the NHA. Their jerseys were maroon, featuring a white V with "Vancouver" spelled down one side of the V and up the other. Hall of Famers Fred "Cyclone" Taylor, Mickey MacKay and Didier Pitre were among the most significant players to don the Millionaires/Maroons uniform in the team's history. On October 1, 2010, the Vancouver Canucks president and management announced that the Vancouver Canucks had purchased the rights to logos and trademarks of the Vancouver Millionaires. Since that time, the Canucks have worn Millionaires throwback uniforms on a few occasions, most notably on March 2, 2014 in the 2014 Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators.

In 1911, the Patrick brothers and Lester, inaugurated their own professional ice hockey league on the west coast, the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, giving birth to three teams, one of, the Vancouver Millionaires. Frank aligned himself with Vancouver, playing for and managing the team. In order to earn credibility as a league, the PCHA lured players from the NHA, in 1912, the Millionaires acquired the touted Cyclone Taylor, who would play for and star in Vancouver for the following ten seasons — the remainder of his career. During his tenure in Vancouver, Taylor tallied 263 points in 131 games. Upon the 1914–1915 season, the NHA and PCHA came to an agreement that each league's respective champion would play for the Stanley Cup. In a best-of-five series played at Denman Arena, the Millionaires swept Ottawa by scores of 6–2, 8–3, 12–3. At the time, it was the furthest west the Cup had been awarded and is Vancouver's only Stanley Cup champion. In 1918, Vancouver would once again compete for the Stanley Cup, defeating the Seattle Metropolitans in a two-game final for the PCHA title, but would be defeated by the Toronto Arenas of the NHL three games to two.

Between 1918 and 1924, Vancouver would win the PCHA title in five of seven seasons. In 1921 and 1922, they were defeated by the Ottawa Senators and Toronto St. Pats in back-to-back Cup Finals, respectively. In 1922, the team changed its name to the Vancouver Maroons and, although league champion in the PCHA's final two seasons, Vancouver would not compete for the Stanley Cup; as a result of the newly founded Western Canada Hockey League, the PCHA champion would have to defeat the WCHL champion en route to a Cup series against the NHL champion. Following the 1923–1924 season, the Maroons were absorbed by the WCHL upon the PCHA's demise, but would not achieve the same success of the previous years. In 1926, the WCHL suffered the same fate of the PCHA, after fifteen years, the team subsequently folded, as well. In 1999, musician and bodybuilder Jon Mikl Thor started VM Sports, a company to market a line of Millionaires apparel. Since there were no genuine Millionaires sweaters in existence since a fire destroyed Denman Arena in 1936, Thor trademarked the Vancouver Millionaires name and the "Victory V" logo.

On May 1, 2008, the BC Sports Hall Of Fame was donated one such Millionaires sweater from VM Sports, now featured in the Hall's Cyclone Taylor display. On October 1, 2010 the Vancouver Canucks parent company, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, acquired the Vancouver Millionaires trademark from Thor. In honour of the Millionaires as the city's only Stanley Cup-winning team, the Vancouver Giants, a major junior Western Hockey League team, wore Millionaires jerseys during their November 21, 2008 game against the Kamloops Blazers on the team's "Stanley Cup Legends Night"; that same month, the Canucks unveiled their new third jerseys, including a new shoulder logo that pays tribute to the Millionaires by including a "V". In the 2012–13 season the Vancouver Canucks added the Millionaires' "V" to their jersey, they wore a modified version of the Millionaires jersey on March 16, 2013 against the Detroit Red Wings. They again wore the Millionaires jersey for the 2014 Heritage Classic on March 2, 2014, against the Ottawa Senators, who wore a version of the original Senators jersey.

The Millionaires jersey was worn a third time on March 2015, against the Colorado Avalanche. Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against Jack Adams Rusty Crawford Si Griffis Newsy Lalonde Hughie Lehman Mickey MacKay Frank Nighbor Frank Patrick Tommy Phillips Didier Pitre Gordon Roberts Barney Stanley Cyclone Taylor 1914–15 Vancouver Millionaires season List of Stanley Cup champions List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia

Bal Kadbet

Balkrishna V. Kadbet was an Indian cricketer who played 11 first-class matches for Associated Cement Company between 1961 and 1971. After attending Poddar College, where he captained the cricket team, Kadbet joined Associated Cement Company, working there in administration and playing in the company cricket team for more than 25 years; when the Associated Cement Company team played first-class cricket he played in 11 of its 13 matches, taking 20 wickets and finishing third among the team's wicket-takers behind Bapu Nadkarni and Polly Umrigar. His best bowling figures, 4 for 29, came in his first first-class match, against Pakistan Eaglets during Associated Cement Company's brief tour of Pakistan in 1961-62. In a friendly match in aid of the national Defence Fund in 1962-63, he was the leading wicket-taker for Associated Cement Company in their victory over the Andhra Chief Minister's XI, taking 3 for 33 and 2 for 18, made his highest score of 16 not out, batting at number 10, he took 4 for 34 in the final of the Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament against Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI in 1963-64.

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2018 Northwestern Wildcats football team

The 2018 Northwestern Wildcats football team represented Northwestern University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats played their home games at Ryan Field in Evanston and competed in the West Division of the Big Ten Conference, they were led by 13th-year head coach Pat Fitzgerald. Northwestern began the year with a 1–3 record after winning its conference road opener against Purdue but falling to non-conference foes Duke and Akron, as well as Michigan in their conference home opener; the team won their next four games, including wins over ranked opponents Michigan State and Wisconsin, before falling to Notre Dame, which secured a winless non-conference slate. Regardless, the Wildcats clinched their first Big Ten West Division title by defeating No. 21 Iowa the following week. They won their remaining two conference games to finish the regular season with a conference record of 8–1. In the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game, they lost to East Division champion Ohio State 45–24.

The team was invited to the Holiday Bowl to play Pac-12 Conference runner-up Utah. The Wildcats won by a score of 31–20, their third consecutive bowl victory, a program first. In the final AP Poll of the season, the Wildcats were ranked 21st. Quarterback Clayton Thorson led the team's offense, finishing with 3,183 passing yards, third most in the Big Ten Conference, to go along with 17 passing touchdowns and nine rushing touchdowns. Thorson, a fourth-year starter, finished his career. Freshman running back Isaiah Bowser led the team in rushing with 866 yards, wide receiver Flynn Nagel led the team in receiving with 780 yards. On defense, linebacker Blake Gallagher led the Big Ten in total tackles with 127. Fellow linebacker Paddy Fisher was named first team all-conference by the coaches, while defensive back Montre Hartage was named to the first team by the media. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald received the conference's coach of the year award; the Wildcats finished the 2017 season 10–3, 7–2 in Big Ten play to finish in second place in the West Division.

They received an invitation to the Music City Bowl where they defeated Kentucky 24–23

William Drennan Andrews

William Drennan Andrews PC was an Irish judge who served for many years as the Probate Judge. He was the uncle of Sir James Andrews, 1st Baronet, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, John Miller Andrews, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and Thomas Andrews, architect of the Titanic. There is a sympathetic sketch of his character in The Old Munster Circuit by Maurice Healy, he was a grandson of William Drennan, the United Irishman leader, his wife Sarah Swanwick. He was born in Comber, County Down, second son of John Andrews, a wealthy flax spinner, Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah Drennan. William was educated at the University of the Middle Temple, he was called to the Irish Bar in 1855, Queen's Counsel in 1872. He married Elizabeth Galloway of Monkstown, County Dublin in 1857, they had no children. He practiced on the North-Eastern Circuit, where his skill in persuading juries of the merits of his client's case became renowned. Maurice Healy quotes the remark: "Once Andrews has stated his client's case to the jury, the only uncertain thing is how great the award of damages will be".

He was appointed to the High Court of Justice in Ireland in 1882, first to the Exchequer Division and on its abolition in 1897 to the King's Bench Division. He was the Probate Judge for many years, Healy praises his efficiency in dealing with probate cases - "dealing out the orders like a pack of cards". In criminal cases he was known for his scrupulous fairness in summing up, but for his exceptionally severe sentences: it was said that where another judge would think three years imprisonment a sufficient punishment, Andrews would impose a sentence of ten years, he was made a member of the Privy Council of Ireland in 1897. He retired in 1909 and died in 1924. Maurice Healy's portrayal of Andrews in The Old Munster Circuit is valuable but second-hand, since he only met him once, he describes Andrews as a quiet, precise and courteous man, diligent and with a great fund of legal knowledge. Despite the severity of the sentences he handed down in criminal cases, he was esteemed by all who knew him.

V. T. H Delaney in his biography of Christopher Palles gives a similar view of Andrews's character. Serjeant Sullivan ranked Andrews as a judge as one of the four greatest he had known, whether in Ireland or England, together with Christopher Palles, Sir Andrew Porter and Gerald FitzGibbon - "men whose superiors I have yet to meet". Ball. F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926 Healy, Maurice The Old Munster Circuit Michael Joseph Ltd. London 1939 Delaney, V. T. H. Christopher Palles Co.. Dublin 1960 Sullivan, A. M. Old Ireland London 1927


KMIA is a radio station broadcasting a regional Mexican format. Licensed to Auburn–Federal Way, United States, it serves the Seattle metropolitan area; the station is owned by Amador and Rosalie Bustos, through licensee Bustos Media Holdings, LLC. Edward and June Garre were the founders of this station, which began as KASY in 1958, running an MOR format until October 1989. After Viacom bought the station, 1210 became simulcast of KBSG-FM as KBSG. Entercom bought the stations in 1996; this lasted until around 2002, before changing to a business format as KNWX that lasted until 2003, when it switched to an all-news format. In December 2004, after Bustos Media bought the station, 1210 switched to a regional Mexican format, first as KWMG and as KTBK. In September 2010, Bustos transferred most of its licenses to Adelante Media Group as part of a settlement with its lenders; the station switched to a Spanish popular hits format on November 7, 2011, calling itself "Latino 1210" and operating under the call letters of KMIA.

Effective December 10, 2014, Bustos Media reacquired KMIA, along with eight other stations and a translator, from Adelante Media for $6 million. On December 31, 2014, KMIA changed their format to regional Mexican, branded as "La Zeta 1210". On November 29, 2016, KMIA was granted a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to move the night transmitter to the day transmitter site and reduce night power to 220 watts. Query the FCC's AM station database for KMIA Radio-Locator Information on KMIA Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KMIA


Defaunation is the global, local or functional extinction of animal populations or species from ecological communities. The growth of the human population, combined with advances in harvesting technologies, has led to more intense and efficient exploitation of the environment; this has resulted in the depletion of large vertebrates from ecological communities, creating what has been termed "empty forest". Defaunation differs from extinction. Defaunation effects were first implied at the Symposium of Plant-Animal Interactions at the University of Campinas, Brazil in 1988 in the context of neotropical forests. Since the term has gained broader usage in conservation biology as a global phenomenon, it is estimated. In 2020 it is estimated. In South America, there is believed to be a 70 percent loss. In November 2017, over 15,000 scientists around the world issued a second warning to humanity, among other things, urged for the development and implementation of policies to halt "defaunation, the poaching crisis, the exploitation and trade of threatened species."

The intensive hunting and harvesting of animals threatens endangered vertebrate species across the world. Game vertebrates are considered valuable products of tropical savannas. In Brazilian Amazonia, 23 million vertebrates are killed every year. Overhunting can reduce the local population of such species by more than half, as well as reducing population density. Populations located nearer to villages are more at risk of depletion. Abundance of local game species declines as density of local settlements, such as villages, increases. Hunting and poaching may lead to local population declines or extinction in some species. Most affected species undergo pressure from multiple sources but the scientific community is still unsure of the complexity of these interactions and their feedback loops. One case study in Panama found an inverse relationship between poaching intensity and abundance for 9 of 11 mammal species studied. In addition, preferred game species experienced greater declines and had higher spatial variation in abundance.

Human population growth results in changes in land-use, which can cause natural habitats to become fragmented, altered, or destroyed. Large mammals are more vulnerable to extinction than smaller animals because they require larger home ranges and thus are more prone to suffer the effects of deforestation. Large species such as elephants, large primates and peccaries are the first animals to disappear in fragmented rainforests. A case study from Amazonian Ecuador analyzed two oil-road management approaches and their effects on the surrounding wildlife communities; the free-access road had forests that were cleared and fragmented and the other had enforced access control. Fewer species were found along the first road with density estimates being 80% lower than at the second site that which had minimal disturbance; this finding suggests that disturbances affected the local animals' willingness and ability to travel between patches. Fragmentation lowers populations while increasing extinction risk when the remaining habitat size is small.

When there is more unfragmented land, there is more habitat for more diverse species. A larger land patch means it can accommodate more species with larger home ranges. However, when patch size decreases, there is an increase in the number of isolated fragments which can remain unoccupied by local fauna. If this persists, species may become extinct in the area. A study on deforestation in the Amazon looked at two patterns of habitat fragmentation: "fish-bone" in smaller properties and another unnamed large property pattern; the large property pattern contained fewer fragments than the smaller fish-bone pattern. The results suggested that higher levels of fragmentation within the fish-bone pattern led to the loss of species and decreased diversity of large vertebrates. Human impacts, such as the fragmentation of forests, may cause large areas to lose the ability to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem function due to loss of key ecological processes; this can cause changes within environments and skew evolutionary processes.

In North America, wild bird populations have declined by 29%, or around three billion, since 1970 as the result of anthropogenic causes such as habitat loss for human use, the primary driver of the decline, along with widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the proliferation of domesticated cats allowed to roam outdoors. Human influences, such as colonization and agriculture, have caused species to become distributed outside of their native ranges. Fragmentation has cascading effects on native species, beyond reducing habitat and resource availability. Invasive species can out-compete or directly prey upon native species, as well as alter the habitat so that native species can no longer survive. In extinct animal species for which the cause of extinction is known, over 50% were affected by invasive species. For 20% of extinct animal species, invasive species are the only cited cause of extinction. Invasive species are the second-most important cause of extinction for mammals. Tropical regions are the most impacted by defaunation.

These regions, which include the Brazilian Amazon, the Congo Basin of Central Africa, Indonesia, experience the greatest rates of overexploitation and habitat degradation. However, specific causes are varied, areas with one endange