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Endymion-class frigate

The Endymion class was a class of six Royal Navy 40-gun fifth-rate frigates, with the prototype launched in 1797 and five amended versions built of fir launched from 1813 to 1814. In 1794, a frigate squadron under the command of Captain Sir John Borlase Warren captured the French 40-gun frigate Pomone. To her captors, the ship was armed with 26 × 24-pounder long guns, a main armament, uncommon for frigates in the 18th century. Furthermore, Pomone impressed the British with outstanding sailing qualities in every variation of the wind, being capable of sailing more than 13 knots. On 30 April 1795, the Admiralty ordered three frigates — with 36 guns, 38 guns and 40 guns — the first and third built to the lines of the captured French frigate and the second to a new design by the Surveyors; the 40-gun French design was copied from Pomone, in November 1795 the keel was laid down at the Rotherhithe shipyard of John Randall & Company for the new ship, which on 14 November 1795 was named as HMS Endymion.

She was launched on 29 March 1797 and towed to Deptford Dockyard, where she was commissioned in April 1797 and completed on 12 June 1797. Endymion was not an exact copy of Pomone, being built to British design standards with stronger construction. Endymion sailed better than Pomone, reaching 14.4 knots, the highest recorded speed during the Age of Sail. Reclassified as a 48-gun fourth-rate frigate in February 1817 as 50-gun, as 44-gun in February 1839, Endymion's fine qualities were such that she continued to be praised for nearly half a century, she was broken up at Plymouth Dockyard in June 1868. Early in 1812, war with the United States seemed inevitable. To cope with the heavy American 24-pounder frigates of the Constitution-type, the Admiralty decided to build a batch of new 24-pounder frigates. During the long war with France, the standard British frigate was of about 1,000 tons and armed with a main battery of only 18-pounders, no match for the big US ships; the only proven design for a suitable 24-pounder frigate was that of Endymion, in May 1812 two ships were ordered from Wigram, Wells & Green of Blackwall Yard, who were to construct all five ships built.

They differed from the prototype by being constructed of "fir" rather than oak, mounted an extra pair of 24-pounder guns on the upper deck forward. All would be reclassified as 50-gun fourth-rate frigates in February 1817; the first pair were ordered on 4 May 1812 as Tagus and Eridanus of the 18-pounder armed Leda class, but were renamed on 7 January 1813 as Severn and Liffey. The War of 1812 broke out in June, on 26 December two further ships were ordered, becoming Glasgow and Liverpool; the final ship was Forth, ordered on 7 January 1813. These five new ships were of a modified design, having ports for 28 instead of 26 × 24-pounders and were built of softwood, to speed up the construction; the ships were launched from June 1813 to February 1814. There were small variations in the dimensions of the different ships: Length on gundeck: 159 feet 2 inches Beam: 41 feet 11 inches Tonnage: 1246 to 1277 tons Established armament: 28 × 24-pounders, 20 × 32-pounder carronades, 2 × 9-pounder chase guns Complement: 340 men Rated: 40-gun fifth-rates, rerated as 50-gun fourth-rates in 1817


A jinx, in popular superstition and folklore, is a curse or the attribute of attracting bad or negative luck. The word "jynx" meaning the bird wryneck and sometimes a charm or spell has been in use in English since the seventeenth century; the modern spelling and connotations developed late in the nineteenth century. In the 21st-century press, the suggestion a ship might be "jinxed" was made in connection with two cruise liners after misfortunes, MS Queen Victoria and the Emerald Princess. In the 20th century, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne was sometimes said to be jinxed, having twice struck a friendly ship, with considerable loss of life on both occasions. Calling attention to good fortune – e.g. noting that a certain athlete is having a streak of good fortune – is sometimes said to "jinx" it. Conversely, calling attention to possible bad fortune is sometime said to jinx those it might affect. Jinx is a children's game played when two people say the same thing at the same time.

The Online Etymology Dictionary states that'jynx', meaning a charm or spell, was in usage in English as early as the 1690s. The same source states that'jinx', with that specific spelling, is first attested in American English in 1911. Jynx/jinx is traced to the 17th-century word jyng, meaning "a spell", to the Latin word iynx spelled jynx, as'j' and'i' are the same letter in Latin; the Latin iynx came from the Greek name of the wryneck bird, associated with sorcery. A "Mr Jinx" appeared in Ballou's monthly magazine - Volume 6, page 276, in 1857. Barry Popik of the American Dialect Society suggests that the word should be traced back to an American folksong called Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines written by William Lingard in 1868. In 1887, the character Jinks Hoodoo, described as "a curse to everybody, including himself" appeared in the musical comedy Little Puck, the name was picked up by the press. One of the uses of the word "jinx" has been in the context of baseball. Yes, sir, I'll hoodoo th' whole darned club, I will.

I'll put a jinx on'em or my name ain't Dasher, an' that goes! And again But the ball players knew the truth. "A jinx, a jinx," they whispered along the bench. "Cross-eyed girl sittin' over there back o' third. See her? She's got Th' Dasher. Holy smoke, look at them eyes!" Like the discreet and experienced manager he was, McNabb did not chasten his men in this hour of peril. He treated the matter just as as they, condoling with The Dasher, bracing up the Yeggman, execrating the jinx and summoning all his occult strategy to outwit it, and referenced in Pitching at a Pinch, Christy Mathewson explained that "a jinx is something which brings bad luck to a ball player." Baseball's most common "jinx" belief is that talking about a pitcher's ongoing no-hitter will cause it to be ended. See Curse of the Bambino. Hex Jinks

Lighthouse of Ponta do Albernaz

The Ponta do Albernaz Lighthouse is a beacon/lighthouse located along the cliffs of Ponta do Albernaz in the northern parish of Ponta Delgada on the island of Flores, in the Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal. It was erected in the northwest tip of the island, over a clifftop that allowed visibility to northern traffic around the island's waters. Projected under the 1883 Plano Geral de Alumiamento e Balizagem for the settlement of Ponta Delgada, its construction was pre-empted by the 1902 commission, which intended to develop a new lighthouse based on modern technologies at the time; the plan called for the construction of a fourth-order lighthouse, was projected by the commission for the area of Ponta do Albarnaz, 3 kilometres away from the settlement, in an elevated position along the western coast that allowed visibility in Corvo and the entire northwest coast of Flores. This was a polemic decision, as indicated from the commission's minutes, wherein the body decided firmly: "It was of great importance to the Commission that the illumination of that group that a study was made, with the most blatant attention and debated, the group of advantages that could accrue to navigation, by installing on the same Ponta do Albernaz a hyper-radiant appliance."The 1902 commission in charge of adapting the general plan to the new realities, proposed the installation of a first-order light, with an equidistant beacon providing rotation at 5 second intervals.

A friendly contract was signed with property-owner João Lourenço in 1922, the 5,525 square kilometres pastureland was expropriated, for the construction of the lighthouse. It was a real feat of construction, since there was no access by road to the parish of Ponta Delgada, much less to the tip of Albernaz; the lighthouse was equipped with a third-order dioptoric beacon with a 500 millimetres focal length, moved by clockwork turntable, serving a 28 miles range. The lighthouse became operational on 28 January 1925, utilizing a lamp powered by diesel generator, converted to incandescent light in 1938, allowing the beacon extend its range to 35 miles. In 1938, a plane crashed in the vicinity of the lighthouse; the site was electrified in 1956, using generating cells, a new 3000 Watt/110 Volt lamp was installed. But, it was only in another four years. In the following decades new improvements were installed at the site, including the expansion of the lighthouse and in the upgrade of the beacon with a 1000 W, 120 Volt lamp.

In 1968, the parish priest acquired 100 square metres for 1000$00 escudos, with the intent of expanding the number of lighthouse-keepers. in the 1980s, the lamp was replaced with metallic 1000 Watt/120 Volt halogen lamp. Yet, by 2005, it was the unique lighthouse in the country not linked to the national electrical network. "Farol do Albarnaz", Revista da Armada, Marinha Portuguesa, September–October 2005, retrieved 27 November 2009 Lista de Faróis, ANC - Associação Nacional de Cruzeiros, 2 October 1997, retrieved 8 December 2013 Furtado, Eduardo Carvalho Vieira, Guardiães do Mar dos Açores: uma viagem pelas ilhas do Atlântico, p. 298, ISBN 972-9060-47-9 Aguilar, J. Teixeira de.

2003–04 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup

2003–04 Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup was the tenth season of the Bosnia and Herzegovina's annual football cup, a fourth season of the unified competition. The competition started on 17 September 2003 with the First Round and concluded on 26 May 2004 with the Final. Thirty-two teams entered in the First Round; the matches were played on 17 September 2003. The 16 winners from the prior round enter this round; the first legs were played on 22 and 29 October and the second legs were played on 5 November 2003. The eight winners from the prior round enter this round; the first legs were played on 19 November and the second legs were played on 22 and 29 November 2003. The four winners from the prior round enter this round; the first legs will be played on 17 March and the second legs were played on 17 April 2004. 2003–04 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina Statistics on RSSSF

Krépin Diatta

Krépin Diatta is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Club Brugge KV and the Senegal national team as a midfielder. On 26 February 2017, Diatta signed a four-year contract with Sarpsborg 08. On 4 April 2017, he made his Sarpsborg debut in a 3–1 home win against Sogndal, subbing-in, in the 83rd minute for Ole Halvorsen. On 26 April 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in a 10–1 win against Division 3 side Drøbak-Frogn, scoring a hat-trick along with teammates Erton Fejzullahu and Jørgen Larsen. On 13 August 2017, he scored his first league goal for Sarpsborg in a 2–2 away draw against Kristiansund, heading in, in the 80th minute from a cross from Halvorsen, he helped. Sarpsborg lost 3–2 against Lillestrøm and finished as the runners-up. On 3 January 2018, Diatta signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Club Brugge KV. On 8 April 2018, he made his Club Brugge debut in a 1–0 away loss against Gent, subbing-in, in the 46th minute for Ahmed Touba. On 22 July 2018, Diatta played in the 2018 Belgian Super Cup, playing 80 minutes until he was subbed-out for Dion Cools.

The match ended 2–1 in favour of Club Brugge. On 24 October 2018, Diatta made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1–1 home draw against AS Monaco, coming on as an injury time substitute for Emmanuel Dennis. On 14 February 2019, he made his UEFA Europa League debut in a 2–1 home win against FC Salzburg in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League round of 32. On 10 March 2019, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4–0 away win against Eupen, shooting from the left side of the box and into the bottom right corner of the net in the 23rd minute. Diatta was part of the Senegal U20s, he scored two goals in the tournament, both of which came in the group stage his first a 70th minute header against South Africa in a 7 goal thriller, his second, a goal in the added time of the first half against Cameroon. Senegal lost 2–0 against Zambia in the final and finished runners-up, they thus qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Diatta was part of the Senegal U20s. On 22 May 2017, he played in Senegal's 2–0 opening match win against Saudi Arabia.

Senegal were knocked out of the tournament in the round of 16. In March 2019 Diatta was one of four young Senegalese players to received a debut call-up to the national team. On 23 March 2019, he made his national team debut in a 2–0 win against Madagascar in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. On 13 June 2019, he was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. On 23 June 2019, he scored his first-ever senior international goal in Senegal's 2–0 opening match win against Tanzania, scoring in the 64th minute from a 20-yard first time finish, after a corner had not been cleared properly seconds earlier. For his performance, Diatta was named the Best Young Player of the tournament; as of 17 December 2019 As of 27 July 2019 Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first. Club Brugge Belgian First Division A: 2017–18 Belgian Super Cup: 2018 Best Young Player in African Cup of Nations 2019