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Vulcan, Alberta

Vulcan is a town in the Canadian Prairies of southern Alberta, within Vulcan County. It is located on Highway midway between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge; the population of the town was 1,917 in 2016. Now known as the "Official Star Trek Capital of Canada", Vulcan has a tourism building made to look like a landed space station, a statue of the original series Enterprise, other Star Trek themed attractions. Vulcan was named by a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway after the Roman God of Fire – Vulcan. All the streets of Vulcan were named after gods and goddesses of the classical world such as Juno and Jupiter; the community was incorporated as a village on December 23, 1912 and as a town on June 15, 1921. In July 1927, a major tornado destroyed the new curling rink in the town; that tornado was made famous when a photograph of it approaching Vulcan was used for the "tornado" article in Encyclopædia Britannica. The first newspaper to serve the area was the Vulcan Review, which began in 1912 and was published for one year.

The Vulcan Review was followed by the Vulcan Advocate in 1913, still being published today as member of Sun Media Community Newspapers part of Postmedia Network. Vulcan once had nine grain elevators, more than any other location west of Winnipeg, making it the largest grain shipping point at that time. Due to the changing economics of the agricultural industry, the original elevators were taken down one by one. Today, Vulcan has only one of the "prairie skyscrapers" left. Although not original, this last wooden elevator was built in the 1980s. A British Commonwealth Air Training Plan air force base, RCAF Station Vulcan, was located 5.7 nautical miles southwest of the town during the Second World War. Many of the old hangars still exist and the runways can still be seen, it is now operated as Vulcan/Kirkcaldy Aerodrome and some of the old runways are still in use. There is Vulcan Airport. In 2015 the town council voted to form Heritage Advisory Board Committee to manage the historical sites in Vulcan County.

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Vulcan recorded a population of 1,917 living in 829 of its 879 total private dwellings, a 4.4% change from its 2011 population of 1,836. With a land area of 6.34 km2, it had a population density of 302.4/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, the Town of Vulcan had a population of 1,836 living in 768 of its 865 total dwellings, a −5.4% change from its 2006 population of 1,940. With a land area of 6.58 km2, it had a population density of 279.0/km2 in 2011. The town's economy is tourism and agriculture-based. Wheat and barley are the main crops grown in the Vulcan area. Since 1990, Vulcan has hosted the annual Vulcan Tinman Triathlon, which takes place at the beginning of June; this sprint-distance triathlon attracts nearly 1,000 participants. There are classes for adults of all ages and skill levels as well as for children; the town's name has brought some attention. In the Star Trek television and feature film series it is the name of the homeworld of the Mr. Spock character and his fellow Vulcans.

Capitalizing on this coincidence, the town has built a Star Trek–themed tourist station, which provides tourist information, displays Star Trek memorabilia, provides unique photo opportunities, allows visitors to participate in The Vulcan Space Adventure virtual reality game. Nearby, a replica of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek V has been mounted on a pedestal which includes writing from Trek alien languages such as Klingon; the town has created space-themed murals and signs, hosts an annual community-wide Star Trek convention known as "Spock Days". This convention attracts hundreds of Star Trek fans from around the world; the Vulcan Community Healthcare Centre offers emergency and long-term care medical services. The hospital had 5,125 visits for emergency medical services in the 2013/2014 year, it hosts a medical clinic. Vulcan experiences a dry continental climate with short, warm summers. List of communities in Alberta List of towns in Alberta Official website Digitized issues of the Vulcan Review and Vulcan Advocate newspapers from 1912 - 1967 in the Internet Archive

Amy H. Herring

Amy Helen Herring is an American biostatistician interested in longitudinal data and reproductive health. The Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children's Environmental Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she is now a professor in the Department of Statistical Science and research professor in the Global Health Institute of Duke University, she was the lead researcher on a 2013 study whose data showed many American women were virgins at the birth of their first child. Herring graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 1995, with a double major in English and mathematics, she completed an Sc. D in biostatistics at Harvard University in 2000, she joined the North Carolina faculty in 2000, where she became a fellow of the Carolina Population Center in 2006 and Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children's Environmental Health in 2015. She moved to Duke in 2017 as part of a hiring initiative to expand Duke's faculty in the quantitative sciences.

In 2013, a longitudinal study led by Herring and published in the British Medical Journal compared the dates of childbirth and of first intercourse reported in separate questions by a sample of American women, determined that according to this data one out of every 200 women in the US had given virgin birth. Herring stated that she found it "highly unlikely" that these women believed themselves to be virgins at the time of their children's births, suggested that the result might instead be a combination of unintentional inaccuracies by the subjects and of respondents being unwilling to admit to having intercourse. In 2010, Herring was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, she won the Gertrude M. Cox Award for outstanding contributions to applied statistics in 2012. In the same year, the American Public Health Association gave her their Mortimer Spiegelman Award. Home page Amy H. Herring publications indexed by Google Scholar

Discophora deo

Discophora deo, the banded duffer, is a butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the Morphinae subfamily of the brush-footed butterflies family. The banded duffer ranges from Manipur in India across to the northern part of Myanmar, the Shan States, northern Thailand to northern Vietnam. In 1932, William Harry Evans reported that the butterfly was rare in its South Asian range. List of butterflies of India List of butterflies of India List of butterflies of India de Nicéville, Lionel Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 12: 137. Wynter-Blyth, Mark Alexander. Butterflies of the Indian Region. Bombay, India: Bombay Natural History Society. ISBN 978-8170192329

Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator

Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator is a comic published by Dark Horse Comics about fictional characters from three separate movie series: Alien and The Terminator. The series was with parts 2 -- 4 having a tagline on their cover; the story begins in a sewer-residing community at an undisclosed location. The characters are looking for someone when they find a decrepit woman in rags. At her request they attempt to help her stand, she attacks them, beating the larger men before Annalee Call identifies herself to the woman, revealed to be Ripley #8, the clone of Ellen Ripley. Call takes Ripley back to her base of operations, where she expresses her sadness that Ripley left her after their promise to stay together after Alien: Resurrection, she informs Ripley of a new military operation on the science station Typhoon, involving a hybrid Alien super soldier, led by a Dr. Trollenberg. At this point, Ripley explains that she nearly didn't sign on for her position on the Nostromo; the story moves to Dr. Trollenberg working on the super soldier.

He is approached by General Helm, in charge of the station and intent on shutting down the project after Trollenberg requested cybernetic components. The doctor opens fire and kills the general and his two guards, before changing his voice to match the general's and hailing the bridge, informing them that the general will remain with him in the lab until the completion of the project and can only be contacted there, he finishes by throwing the three bodies into a vat of acid. Back at Call's base, Ripley is still yet to be convinced to join the mission to stop Trollenberg's project. Ripley mentions; the aliens are coming and the human race is going to suffer...they just do what they have to do. And you're dead and it's over." Call blackmails Ripley, saying she will inform the military of her location, to which Ripley replies, "I could learn to hate you." Meanwhile, a Predator is traveling toward the Typhoon. Call, her crew and Ripley infiltrate the station disguised as "the World's Most Unexceptional Food Delivery Service," and after killing the guards, move into Trollenberg's lab.

Inside, they find Trollenberg, who proceeds to kill two of Call's crew before the cloaked Predator decapitates him with its disc, leaving Call and the survivors stunned. The now-decloaked Predator is thrown back into the room, only to be followed by the hulking form of the prototype super soldier who proceeds to fight the Predator. Ripley and her surviving crew stand stunned as the prototype supersoldier and Predator fight, noting that the super soldier is impervious to harm and is able to absorb metal objects to regenerate damage. After tearing off one of the Predator's arms, the super soldier moves to absorb a portion of the exterior bulkhead of the lab, opening a hole into the vacuum which dispatches the Predator. Moving back towards their shuttle, with Trollenberg's head, the heroes escape before the space station explodes from the breach, while the super soldier boards a smaller science vessel/escape pod, taking with it some alien chestbursters; as the space station explodes, Ripley has a bad feeling that the super soldier survived and, in the'science pod', the super soldier commences work on a second super soldier, near completion.

Call suggests she hack into Trollenberg's skull to learn more about him, explaining that the skull and its wiring "is weird... advanced in some ways, in others a real antique". Once inside Trollenberg's memory, she encounters a shell program and is approached by an interactive recording of John Connor, who goes on to explain the Skynet war, concluding with the "Skynet Resurrection Program" which used a model known as the Crypto Terminators which were capable of existing in civilization indefinitely until such time that technological advancements would allow for a new generation of Terminators which would be unstoppable; the recording finishes with "the victorious forces of the 21st Century salute you... and wish you good luck". Logging out of Trollenberg's memories, Call expresses concern that this is another great cover-up in history, but the discussion is cut short by three Predator spacecraft surrounding their ship. A trio of Predators teleport on board; the three Predators teleport off the ship with Ripley and their craft disappears.

Elsewhere, the science pod reaches its destination and the prototype disembarks, now accompanied by a new super soldier. On the Carthage, Voorman is being treated by Blades for the head injury he received from the Predator attack. Call surmises the Predators knew of Ripley's genetic heritage just as they did and that they most want her to assist in the threat posed by the super soldiers. Meanwhile, on one of the Predators' spacecraft, Ripley stands on a teleportation pad watching the Predators remove their helmets, who leave her to go about their business. Ripley comments "Just when I think

Jim Clark (ice hockey)

Jim Clark is the director of professional scouting for the Ottawa Senators since 2014. Prior to his appointment, Clark scouted for the Detroit Red Wings from 1990 to 1993 and the Florida Panthers from 1996 to 1998. Outside of scouting, Clark was the interim general manager for the Columbus Blue Jackets from April 2007 to June 2007. In 1954, Clark was born in Prince Edward Island. Clark began his ice hockey career in the Island Junior Hockey League with the Summerside Western Capitals. An assistant coach for the Capitals from 1981 to 1983, Clark was promoted to general manager in 1983 and head coach in 1984, he remained with the Capitals as their general manager from 1985 to 1989. Clark moved to the National Hockey League in 1990 to become a scout with the Detroit Red Wings. While with the Red Wings, he was named director of hockey operations for Detroit's American Hockey League team Adirondack Red Wings in 1993. Clark left the Red Wings for the Florida Panthers in 1996. With the Panthers, he continued his scouting career until 1998.

In 1998, Clark started a ten-year tenure with the Columbus Blue Jackets as vice-president and assistant general manager. During his time with the Blue Jackets, Clark was named interim general manager in April 2007. Clark was replaced by Scott Howson in June 2007 and remained with Columbus for the rest of the 2007 season. After leaving the Blue Jackets in 2008, Clark began working with the Ottawa Senators as a scout, he was promoted to director of professional scouting for the Senators in 2014

The Tea Party

The Tea Party is a Canadian rock music band with industrial rock, progressive rock and Middle Eastern music influences, dubbed "Moroccan roll" by the media. Active throughout the 1990s and up until 2005, the band re-formed in 2011; the Tea Party released eight albums on EMI Music Canada, selling over 2 million records worldwide, including 4 double–platinum awards, 1 platinum and 4 gold albums in Canada. Between 1996 and 2016, The Tea Party was the 35th best-selling Canadian artist in Canada; the Tea Party toured Canada on Australia on twelve. In November 2002, the band toured Canada with symphony orchestras reinterpreting a decade's worth of shared songwriting. Breaking up in 2005 due to creative differences, band members re-united in 2011 to play several Canadian tour dates during the summer; the band has now re-formed. The band has since released a double live album, recorded on their 2012 tour of Australia. Video shot during this tour was released as a Live DVD/Blu-ray, "The Tea Party: Live From Australia" in 2013.

In September 2014, The Tea Party released their album, The Ocean at the End, the following year a deluxe version of their album, The Edges Of Twilight. Their newest EP release, Black River, is the band's first record since 2014; the release is a kickoff to a year-long celebration, as the band is embarking on their 30th year together. The Tea Party was formed in 1990 by Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows after a marathon jam session at the Cherry Beach Rehearsal Studios in Toronto; each member had played together during their teenage years in a number of different bands in Windsor, where they were from. They had decided to name their new group The Tea Party after the infamous hash sessions of famous Beat generation poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs; the Tea Party released their eponymous debut album in 1991, distributing it through their own label Eternal Discs. The album drew influences from psychedelic rock and blues, was produced by Martin. In 1993 The Tea Party signed to EMI Music Canada and released their first major label recording, Splendor Solis.

The band employed open tunings and goblet drums to create Indian-style sounds, something they continued to employ throughout their career, while continuing in a blues influenced style. In 1994 the album released in Australia, with the single "Save Me" launching the band's career in the country; the band gained the support of national radio station Triple J, enabling the band's first tour, with "Save Me" becoming a staple of their setlists. Further developing The Tea Party's sound in 1995, The Edges of Twilight was recorded with an array of Indian and Middle-eastern instrumentation. "Sister Awake", the third single from the album, defines what the band set out to do, combining three-piece rock compositions with music from the world. "Sister Awake" is an acoustically based arrangement on 12-string guitar, sarod and goblet drums. The Edges of Twilight is The Tea Party's most commercially successful album. In 1996, The Tea Party became the first Canadian band to play the main stage at Lollapalooza.

Upon returning from successful tours in Canada and Australia in 1996, The Tea Party recorded Alhambra, an enhanced CD which features acoustic re-recordings of songs from The Edges of Twilight, followed its release with a brief tour of Canada called "Alhambra Acoustic and Eclectic". English folk musician Roy Harper appeared on The Edges of Twilight reciting a poem and on Alhambra providing vocals for the song "Time". Transmission released in 1997 saw The Tea Party's first foray into electronica with a sampled world music foundation and thrust. Transmission is a collection of aggressive songs influenced by upheavals around the band. Epitomising the feelings were the first single "Temptation" and the album's title song. Triptych followed in 1999, the first single "Heaven Coming Down" rose to No. 1 on Canadian radio. The Tea Party's music took on a more orchestral sound. Live at the Enmore Theatre, the band's first live album was released through Australian radio station Triple J during the band's tour for Triptych.

In the fall The Tea Party toured in western Canada with Edwin. The band released a singles compilation called Tangents: The Tea Party Collection in 2000, they released a DVD compilation of music videos called Illuminations in 2001. It was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Ontario; the Tea Party released The Interzone Mantras in 2001, in November 2002 joined symphony orchestras across Canada in adapting their live show. The Interzone Mantras was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Ontario. Seven Circles was released in 2004. Both The Interzone Mantras and Seven Circles saw the band return to their earlier sound with maturity. In October 2005, The Tea Party disbanded due to creative differences, with Martin abruptly announcing he was beginning a solo career. Afterward Chatwood stated on the band's forum "that Jeff Burrows and myself are sincerely sorry for the way this was handled; as far as Jeff Burrows and myself were concerned, the band was taking an extended break." In 2006 Chatwood continued to compose the Prince of Persia video game soundtracks for Ubisoft Montreal.

Burrows joined Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Li