Western Canada Hockey League

The Western Canada Hockey League, founded in 1921, was a major professional ice hockey league based in the prairies of Canada. It was renamed the Western Hockey League in 1925 and disbanded in 1926; the Stanley Cup was donated in 1893 to serve as a trophy to be awarded to the national champion of Canadian amateur ice hockey. The trophy became open to professional teams in 1906 and a new trophy, the Allan Cup was donated to serve as the national amateur trophy. By this time, the Canadian Prairies were being settled and in 1914 a team based in Saskatchewan would capture the Allan Cup for the first time. By this time, competition for the Stanley Cup, had evolved into a World Series-inspired "East vs. West" affair to be contested between the winners of the two professional hockey leagues in business, the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, based in British Columbia and Oregon and the National Hockey Association, based in Ontario and Quebec. Although the PCHA won two of the first three Stanley Cup series contested under this format, the National Hockey League came to dominate Stanley Cup play after it replaced the NHA as the premier Eastern competition in 1917.

In 1921, the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Tigers of the Big Four League saw their league collapse on allegations of pay for amateurs. Together with the Regina Capitals and Saskatoon Sheiks the teams organized the professional Western Canada Hockey League; the league was organized under the presidency of E. L. Richardson of Calgary, with Wesley Champ of Regina, Robert Pinder of Saskatoon, K. C. MacKenzie of Edmonton, J. Lloyd Turner of Calgary, becoming the directors; the league, like the National Hockey League, played six-man hockey, without the old'rover' position. At the time, there was not yet a clear distinction between "major" and "minor" professional leagues in any North American sport other than baseball and the new league was recognized as a comparable league to the existing Pacific Coast Hockey Association; the winner of a series between the champions of the two leagues would go on to face the winner of the NHL for the coveted Stanley Cup. The league started with high hopes in a general climate of optimism that followed the end of the First World War.

Like another then-fledgling professional league in a different sport the WCHL was centered in smaller cities with populations of under 100,000 people. In an era where professional sport was considered to be a seasonal occupation to be supplemented by off-season work, salaries at the major professional level were small and thought to be within the means of clubs located in markets as small as Saskatoon and Moose Jaw; the WCHL's first season, 1921–22, saw the Saskatoon Sheiks have money problems and relocate to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to become the Moose Jaw Sheiks. The Edmonton Eskimos won the regular season standings, but were upset in the playoffs by the second place Regina Capitals; the Capitals faced the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA to determine who would go on to face the Toronto St. Patricks of the NHL for the Stanley Cup. Vancouver lost to Toronto in the Stanley Cup finals. In the next season, the Moose Jaw team folded, but the WCHL returned to Saskatoon with a new franchise, the Saskatoon Crescents, led by Newsy Lalonde.

The WCHL and PCHA kept separate standings. The Edmonton Eskimos won the regular season, but lost to the NHL's Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup finals. In the 1923–24 WCHL season, the Calgary Tigers finished in first place while Edmonton finished at the bottom of the standings; the playoffs were changed this year, despite a protest from the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. Instead of the two western leagues playing off to see who would play the NHL champion for the Stanley Cup, the president of the PCHA, Frank Patrick, insisted that the NHL champion had to play the PCHA winner first; this change ended up not making any difference for Montreal, as the team swept Vancouver and Calgary for the Stanley Cup. For the 1924–25 WCHL season, the PCHA folded and two of its teams, the Vancouver Maroons and Victoria Cougars joined the WCHL, giving the league six teams; the Saskatoon franchise became the Saskatoon Sheiks. The league had some top-level talent on its rosters, with stars such as Bun Cook and Bill Cook and rookie Eddie Shore.

The Victoria Cougars and managed by PCHA founder Lester Patrick, won the league championship and went on to face the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. Victoria beat the Canadiens three games to one, out scoring them 16 to 8; this would be the shining moment for the WCHL as Victoria became the first non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup since the formation of the NHL in 1917. Since no non-NHL team has won the Cup. In fact, the next season, 1925–26, would be the last time a team from outside the NHL would challenge for it; the WCHL was never stable. A major factor weakening the league's long term prospects for success was the lack of any teams in Winnipeg by far the largest city in the Prairies. Due to the city's large size, the league hoped to ice multiple teams in the Manitoban capital; the rationale was both a desire to boost the total number of teams and a fear that a single Winnipeg team would dominate the league. However, no potential ownership group was willing to ice a team in Winnipeg without being granted the sort of territorial exclusivity, by common practice in North American professional sports leagues

Do It Amazing

Do It Amazing is the debut studio album by South Korean girl group DIA. It was distributed by Interpark, it consists of 11 tracks with "Somehow" serving as the album's title track. This marked the only release with the original line-up that included member Seunghee, who left the group on April 2016; the album peaked at number 11 on the Gaon Album Chart. In late-July 2015, MBK Entertainment announced that they would be debuting a new girl group called DIA on August 2015, it was pushed back to September 2015. They announced that the group would be debuting on September 14. On September 10, it was announced that the group would be releasing their first full album titled Do It Amazing, consisting of ten tracks, including the title track "Somehow" and its Chinese and instrumental version, their album would be produced by Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory and Bigtone and composed by Microdot and actor, Hyun-woo, with members Seunghee and Cathy taking part in the composition of some songs. The album was released digitally and physically on September 14, 2015.

A few days the group released three music videos: a drama version of "Somehow". The music videos were filmed in Hong Macau. "Somehow" was released as the group's debut single in conjunction with the album on September 14. A music video teaser was released on August 24. "My Friend's Boyfriend" was released as a digital single on October 20. DIA held a debut showcase at the Ilchi Art Hall in Seoul on September 14 and performed the album track; the group made their debut stage on September 17 on Mnet's M Countdown, followed by performances on KBS' Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core and SBS's Inkigayo; the group return to promotion new track "My Friend's Boyfriend" on October 20 on SBS The Show, followed by performances on MBC's Show Champion, Mnet's M Countdown, KBS' Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core and SBS's Inkigayo. Do It Amazing debuted and peaked at number 11 on the Gaon Album Chart, on the chart issue dated September 20-26, 2015; the album debuted at number 36 for the month of September 2015, with 1,684 physical copies sold.

The album sold a total of 2,375 physical copies in 2015

Graceville, Florida

Graceville is a city in Jackson County, United States. It is near the Alabama state line; the population was 2,278 at the 2010 census. A large portion of Graceville's rural acreage is located in Holmes County, United States; the City of Graceville is located at 30°57′33″N 85°30′48″W. Land area: 916 sq mi. Region of the country: Southeast Average temperature: 67.2 Average high temperature: 79.0 Average low temperature: 55.0 Annual rain: 66.0 inches Annual snowfall: 0.0 inches Earthquake index: 0.0 Graceville is one of the only areas in the state of Florida, divided into two counties. The city limits are located inside Jackson County while a majority of its rural acreage is located inside Holmes County. Jackson County is a rural community composed of business in agriculture, manufacturing and retail trade. In addition, many government facilities are located within the county, including a federal prison and three state correctional institutions. Elevation ranges from 50 to 330 feet above sea level.

Marianna is 185 feet above sea level. Soil composition ranges from sandy to clay base; the most typical soil is sandy loam. Jackson County has a vast deposit of nearly pure limestone; the county abounds in lakes including Lake Seminole, Compass Lake, Merritt's Mill Pond and Ocheessee Pond. The Chattahoochee River-Apalachicola River, navigable and has a nine-foot channel depth, forms the county's eastern border; the Chipola River flows south through the center of the county. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Holmes County has a total area of 489 square miles, of which 479 square miles is land and 10 square miles is water, it is the fifth-smallest county in Florida by total area. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,402 people, 933 households, 572 families residing in the city; the population density was 559.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,076 housing units at an average density of 250.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 73.48% White, 23.90% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.25% from other races, 1.29% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population. There were 933 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.08. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $23,031, the median income for a family was $32,778. Males had a median income of $25,969 versus $20,109 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,245. About 15.1% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Graceville Elementary School Graceville High School Poplar Springs High School Baptist College of Florida Neal Anderson, former professional football player. John Wayne Mixson, former lieutenant Governor of Florida, former Governor of Florida Ricky Polston, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Colston Weatherington, Former professional football player. Michael Clark, former professional football player. Cader Alexander Lee, Grandfather of Harper Lee Graceville Oilers Bob Snyder Matrin Brown, point guard for 1998 state champion basketball teamMike Smith,former Graceville football player on the 1993 State Championship team. Graceville was served by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad at the end of the stub Georgiana Branch which reached the town on July 16, 1902, by the Seaboard System from 1983, by the Alabama and Florida Railroad, when the line was spun off as a shortline; the line was freight-only, the last L&N passenger local having come off circa late 1950. Train 27 departed Georgiana, Alabama, at 7:15 a.m. arriving at Graceville at 10:40 a.m.

Returning train 28 departed Graceville at 11:05 a.m. and arrived at Georgiana at 2:35 p.m. Following World War II, with the improvement of local roads and the availability of private vehicles, the railroad petitioned the Alabama Public Service Commission to discontinue daily except Sunday trains between Georgiana and Graceville on November 6, 1947. "Passenger travel on trains 27 and 28 is now, has been for several years, at a low ebb, there being times when the train crew exceeds the number of passengers on the train," explained the railroad company in court documents dated October 31, 1950, appealing the commission's refusal to allow discontinuance. The operating deficit averaged ~$188 per day; the A&F abandoned the line between Geneva and Graceville on January 16, 1984. The Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railroad built a seven-mile connection into town from the east from their Dothan-Panama City mainline at Campbellton, completed July 14, 1971, but this, was abandoned by 1996 after the possible bridge traffic from the A&F disappeared.

The "Bay Line" would buy the small yard and wye in town from the A&F. Only a few rails embedded in former town grade crossings mark the abandoned right of ways