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Archibald Hayes Macdonell

Major General Archibald Hayes Macdonell, was a Canadian soldier and politician. Born in Toronto, the third son of late Angus Duncan Macdonell and Pauline Rosalie De-la-haye, Macdonell served in the Canadian Militia in South Africa, Southern Nigeria, West Africa, he attended staff college, passing there in 1906. During World War I, he commanded the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade. After the war, as a major general, he was the commanding officer of the military district of New Brunswick. In 1921, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada for the senatorial division of Toronto South, Ontario on the advice of Conservative Prime Minister Arthur Meighen, he served until his death in 1939. His brother, Angus Claude Macdonell, was senator. "Prominent people of the Maritime Provinces". Internet Archive. 1922. Archibald Hayes Macdonell – Parliament of Canada biography

William Dutton (captain)

William Dutton, known as "Captain Dutton", was a whaler and seaman remembered as a pioneer of Portland, Victoria. Posthumously he has been referred to as "William Pelham Dutton". Dutton was born in Sydney, a son of Henry and Margaret Dutton, who had emigrated from England some years previously, he was employed as a sailor by Captain John Griffiths, a whaler and merchant of Griffiths and Sinclair. He first landed at Portland Bay near Blacknose Point in December 1828 with Captain McMullen in the schooner Madeira Packet, they were hunting seals, but they had become scarce and Portland Bay became better known as a whaling centre. In July 1829 he returned on the schooner Henry under Capt. McLean, to set up a whaling station, built for himself the first house in Portland, at "Single Corner" on the sandspit, he sailed to Portland with the Hentys' head man Alexander Campbell, was in charge of construction of huts for the shore party. Dutton and Campbell remained friends, though competitors in whale hunting.

By 1833 he was in charge of the Henry, established a whaling station at "Double Corner" in March of that year, was in charge of a whaling party for the Henty Brothers that same year. The Hentys' whaling station at Portland was established in November 1834, he was at one stage first mate for Captain Hart, who in March 1833 took the first whale oil from Portland to Hobart. Between 1839 and 1841 he commanded the barque Africaine on several whaling expeditions to the South Seas, he seemed financially secure, may have owned the Africaine, but was undone by the bankruptcy of Griffiths, Connolly and Co. in 1842. He married Mary Sagers or Saggers of Launceston in 1843. There are records of his having an earlier wife in Tasmania, an Aborigine named Sarah, of their having a daughter Sophie, baptised in Launceston in December 1836. Dutton commanded the whaler Lady Mary Pelham that outside the whaling season sailed as transport between Hobart and Portland for the Hentys from 1844. Lady Mary Pelham was built in 1816 as a brig, purchased by George Fife Angas for the South Australian Company as part of the First Fleet of South Australia.

She was fitted out for whaling. In 1847 Dutton gave up the sea and returned to Victoria, purchased a farm at Narrawong at the mouth of the Surrey River to the east of Portland, though he was involved in the occasional whale hunt, was responsible for the last whale killed at Portland Bay, in August 1868, he had little success as a farmer at either Narrawong or Bolwarra, died destitute and his widow was forced to rely on the kindness of neighbours. She died at her home in Portland, he and his wife were buried in adjacent plots in the Narrawong Cemetery. They had no children. Claims have been made for Dutton as the first European settler in Victoria, but Edward Henty has the stronger claim, as Dutton's residency though earlier was not continuous. Wiltshire, J. G. Captain William Pelham Dutton, first settler at Portland Bay, Victoria: a history of the whaling and sealing industries in Bass Strait, 1828 – 1868 Wiltshire Publications, Victoria 1994. John S. Cumpston, William, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1966.

Retrieved 23 December 2015. This article mentions the previous wife, command of the Africaine off Kangaroo Island, adoption of a niece and nephew, which are not mentioned elsewhere

Elena Antonova (skier)

Elena Antonova is a Kazak cross-country skier who has competed since 1994. Competing in five Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 11th in the 4 × 5 km relay at Salt Lake City in 2002 while earning her best individual finish of 21st in the 30 km event at Lillehammer eight years earlier. Antonova's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fourth in the 4 × 5 km relay at Val di Fiemme in 2003 while her best individual finish was 26th in the individual sprint at Oberstdorf two years later, her best World Cup finish was fifth twice, both in the 4 × 5 km relay in 2001, while her best individual finish was 27th in a sprint event in Germany in 2005. All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation. Elena Antonova at the International Ski Federation


Hafun is a town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia. Situated in Ras Hafun on the coast of the Guardafui Channel, it is the centre of the Hafun District, the easternmost town in continental Africa, it is an ancient town known as Opone. Hafun has been identified as the ancient trading port of Opone, described in the 1st century CE Greek travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. Pottery found by an expedition led by Neville Chittick, in Oponean tombs at Damo, date back to the Mycenaean kingdom of Greece that flourished between the 16th century BC. Merchants from as far afield as Indonesia and Malaysia in the Far East passed through the settlement. By the 50 CE, the area was well known as a centre for the cinnamon trade, along with the barter of cloves and other spices, exotic animal hides, incense, it traded in tortoiseshells. During the early modern period, Hafun was a part of the Majeerteen Sultanate's realm. In 1930, an Italian firm invested capital to exploit salt deposits in Hurdiyo.

The Italians created the biggest salt production plant in the world. By 1933 or 1934, the Hafun salt works were producing more than 200,000 metric tonnes of salt, most of, exported to the Far East. Following independence in 1960, the town was made the centre of the official Hafun District; as of 2000, Hafun had a population of around 13,200 inhabitants. Hafun has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 8 primary schools in the Hafun District. Among these are Hurdiya, Laamiye and Xandha; the Hafun Fishing Company was established in Bosaso. It was named after Hafun, where HFC has an office; the firm exports a wide range of fish products to international markets. Among these are lobsters, frozen fish, dried shark meat and fin, which it sends to Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Oman in the Persian Gulf, as well as some products to Kenya in the African Great Lakes' region; the company is exploring additional global markets for its fish goods. In late 2014, the Udug Ltd.

Company, in conjunction with the United States-based REDD Engineering & Construction Incorporation, began conducting feasibility studies for the renovation of the salt production plants in Hafun and other littoral areas in Puntland. The first phase of the initiative was completed in March 2015 and saw the historic salt works in both towns refurbished following community-wide consultations. According to the Puntland Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the project focuses on stimulating entrepreneurship and sustaining job creation, it was inspired by calls for national reinvestment by the Puntland presidential office and the Puntland Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Redd Engineering official Lowry Redd indicated that the initiative's second phase aims to make the Hafun plant again one of the main global suppliers of salt. In 2012, the Puntland Highway Authority announced a project to connect Hafun and other littoral towns in Puntland to the main regional highway; the thoroughfare, 750 km long, links major cities in the northern part of Somalia, such as Bosaso and Garowe, with towns in the south.

Puntland Shell money Hafun, Somalia


WGRT is an adult contemporary radio station in Port Huron, Michigan. It is owned by broadcasts with a power of 3,000 watts. WGRT signed on in October 1991; the station airs a satellite-delivered AC format from Citadel Media. The station can be heard as far as Lapeer County and in parts of northern Macomb and southern Sanilac counties; the station is heard as far east as Strathroy, Ontario. Like WGRT, CHST-FM and CINA-FM both broadcast on 102.3 FM. The groundwork for WGRT can be traced back to 1983, when the FCC first "dropped in" an FM license to Port Huron that year; as the local area prospered, it became evident that St. Clair County and the surrounding area could support another local radio station in addition to the five on the air serving the local community. Port Huron Family Radio, headed by local pastor Marty Doorn, acquired the license after a lengthy set of competitive hearings from Hanson Communications, licensee of AM competitor WPHM. Hanson Communications did not prevail and went on to acquire WBTI in Lexington.

The new WGRT 102.3 FM was granted permission by the FCC to go on the air in 1991. For a Class A station, WGRT had an unusually powerful signal, reaching more than 40 miles in each direction, into the Detroit Metropolitan Area's fringes. WGRT went on the air using ABC/SMN's "Starstation" adult contemporary format, originating out of Chicago with DJ's Don Sainte-Johnn, Richard Steele, Sonny Taylor, etc. thus eliminating the expense for a full-time local contingency of on-air personalities, though the station employs a full-time news director involved in the community. Following the sale of the five competing stations in Port Huron by the end of the 20th Century, WGRT earned the distinction of being St. Clair County's sole locally owned and operated commercial radio station. - WGRT History About Us - WGRT website Query the FCC's FM station database for WGRT Radio-Locator information on WGRT Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WGRT