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Yamanote Line

The Yamanote Line is a railway loop line in Tokyo, operated by East Japan Railway Company. It is one of Tokyo's busiest and most important lines, connecting most of Tokyo's major stations and urban centres, including Marunouchi, the Yūrakuchō/Ginza area, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ueno, with all but two of its 29 stations connecting to other railway or underground lines; as an official line name, "Yamanote Line" indicates the tracks between Shinagawa and Tabata via Shinjuku that are used by local trains on their own tracks as well as the parallel Yamanote Freight Line, used by Saikyō Line and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line trains, some limited express services, freight trains. However, in everyday usage the "Yamanote Line" refers to the entire 34.5 km loop line served by local trains. Trains run from 04:26 to 01:18 the next day at intervals as short as 2 minutes during peak periods and four minutes at other times. A complete loop takes 59 to 65 minutes. All trains stop at each station. Trains are taken out of service at Ōsaki and sometimes Ikebukuro.

Certain trains start from Tamachi in the mornings and end at Shinagawa in the evenings. Trains which run clockwise are known as those counter-clockwise as uchi-mawari; the line acts as a fare zone destination for JR tickets from locations outside Tokyo, permitting travel to any JR station on or within the loop. This refers to stations on the Yamanote Line as well as the Chūō-Sōbu and Chūō Rapid Lines and between Sendagaya and Ochanomizu; the line colour used on all rolling stock, station signs and diagrams is JNR Yellow Green No.6, known in Japanese as "Japanese bush warbler green". The ridership of the Yamanote Line in 2015 was 4,098,582 round-trip passengers per day. However, in this case the "Yamanote Line" refers to JR East's internal definition of the entire rail corridor between Shinagawa and Tabata stations via Shinjuku; as such ridership of the local service connecting its 29 stations is divided into several corridors making a complete ridership count of only the Yamanote Loop unavailable.

Ridership of the Saikyō and Shōnan–Shinjuku Lines sharing the corridor on the parallel Yamanote freight line is included in the ridership of the Yamanote Line while the ridership of the Yamanote Line between Tabata and Shinagawa Station is excluded and counted as part of the Tōhoku and Tōkaidō Main Lines. Due to the Yamanote Line's central location connecting most of Tokyo's major commuter hubs and commercial areas, the line is heavily used. Sections of the line were running over 250% capacity in the 1990s and remained above 200% for most of the 2000s. However, with the opening of new alternate railway lines such as the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line with associated through operations and the JR East Ueno–Tokyo Line, overcrowding has been reduced; as of 2016, the busiest section of the line runs at 167% capacity. "Yamanote" refers to inland, hillier districts or foothills. In Tokyo, "Yamanote" lies along the western side of the Yamanote Line loop; the word consists of the Japanese morphemes yama, meaning'mountain', the genitive suffix no, te, meaning'hand', thus translating as "mountain's hand", analogous to the English term "foothills".

Yamanote-sen is written in Japanese without the kana no, which makes its pronunciation ambiguous in print. The characters 山手 may be pronounced yamate, as in Yamate-dōri, which runs parallel to the west side of the Yamanote Line; the Seishin-Yamate Line in Kobe and the Yamate area of Yokohama use this pronunciation. After World War II, SCAP ordered all train placards to be romanized, the Yamanote Line was romanized as "Yamate Line", it was thus alternatively known as "Yamanote" and "Yamate" until 1971, when the Japanese National Railways changed the pronunciation back to "Yamanote". Some older people still refer to the line as the "Yamate Line". Stations are listed in order clockwise from Shinagawa to Tabata, but for operational purposes trains start and terminate at Ōsaki. Clockwise: Shinagawa → ShibuyaShinjuku → Ikebukuro → Tabata → Ueno → Tokyo → Shinagawa Counter-clockwise: Shinagawa → Tokyo → Ueno → Tabata → Ikebukuro → Shinjuku → Shibuya → Shinagawa All stations are located in the special wards of Tokyo.

All trains on the Yamanote Line are local trains. This table lists stations where Keihin-Tōhoku Line rapid trains would stop. Legend ●: Rapid trains stop |: Rapid trains pass ▲: Rapid trains stop only on weekends or holidays As of January 2020, the line's services are operated by a fleet of 50 11-car E235 series EMUs, the first of, introduced on the line on 30 November 2015. However, a number of technical faults, including problems with door close indicators, resulted in the train being taken out of service the same day; the E235 series returned to service on the Yamanote Line on 7 March 2016. Prior to the E235 series, the line's services are operated by E231-500 series EMUs, which were in use from April 21, 2002 to January 20, 2020; these trains each included two "six-door cars" with six pairs of doors per side and bench seats that were folded up to provide standing room only during the morning peak until 10 a.m. From February 22, 2010, the seats were no longer folded up during the morning peak, all trains were standardized with newl

Amy Watson

Amy Watson is an American ballet dancer. She joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 2000, becoming a principal dancer in 2007. In 2011, she was honoured with the prestigious Order of the Dannebrog. Watson was born in Washington D. C; as her father was in the military, the family were on the move. While in England, she spent two years at the Royal Academy of Dance before attending a summer course with the Richmond Ballet in Virginia when she was 12. In Fredericksburg, she attended courses with Avery Ballet, she was taught by George Balanchine dancers in Chautauqua, N. Y. after which she studied at the Pacific Coast Ballet Company in California. When she was 15, she attended the School of American Ballet in New York. In 1998, Watson was selected to attend a three-week course given by Suzanne Farrell in Washington, she performed so well that Farrell signed her up to go on tour with her ballet company where she remained for the next two years. In July 2000, she was invited to join the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen where she became a soloist in 2003 and a principal dancer in 2007.

Her leading roles have included Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Mercedes in Don Quixote, Teresina in Bournonville's Napoli, Olga in Onegin. She has performed in modernistic works such as The Cage and Ohad Naharin's Minus 7, her role as Anita in West Side Story Suite required her to sing. Although her brother is a Broadway performer, she found it quite a challenge. In early 2014, Watson became an exchange artist with the American Ballet Theatre where she debuted with Myrta in Giselle in Minneapolis. Shortly after Queen Margrethe II had seen her dancing Swan Lake in 2011, she was honoured with the Order of the Dannebrog

Life After Cash Money

Life After Cash Money is the seventh studio album by American rapper B. G.. It was released on July 2004 on Chopper City Records and Koch Records; the album has production from DJ Smurf, Dani Kartel, Da Architeks, K. I. D. D. KLC, more; the album features the singles "My World I Want It & "Hold That Thought". There are guest appearances from the Chopper City Boyz, T. I. and Ying Yang Twins. B. G.'s rapping skills made money for the Cash Money label. On 2004's Life after Cash Money, B. G. shows easy vocals gliding over magnificent Dirty South beats. He is no longer affiliated with the record company with which he was synonymous in the 1990s. Like many rappers in the southern states, B. G. blends a sense of humor with a darker worldview, leans towards the violent landscapes of the Geto Boys. On the anthemic "Factory." B. G. displays his prowess in lyrical potency while throwing in a reference to his past on "My World I Want It.'" He proves he can change gears on the semi-lewd, 1970s-inspired, funk-infused ballad "Bust a Move."

Cyclostrema eupoietum

Cyclostrema eupoietum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Liotiidae. The height of the shell attains its diameter 2 mm; this is a small, narrowly umbilicated shell with four whorls. The last two whorls are closely spirally lirately furrowed; the penultimate whorls is puncto-striate. The crenelations round; the aperture is round. The peristome is continuous, hardly tickened, a tongue-shaped process, lirato-sulcate as is the rest of the surface, extending over the umbilical region; this species occurs in the Persian Gulf. Trew, A. 1984. The Melvill-Tomlin Collection. Part 30. Trochacea. Handlists of the Molluscan Collections in the Department of Zoology, National Museum of Wales To World Register of Marine Species

HK Acroni Jesenice

Hokejski klub Acroni Jesenice referred to as HK Acroni Jesenice or Jesenice, was a Slovenian ice hockey team that last played in the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League and the Slovenian Ice Hockey League. They played their home games at the Podmežakla Hall in Jesenice. Throughout its history Jesenice was regarded as one of the most successful clubs in Slovenian and Yugoslav ice hockey until September 2012, when the club filed for bankruptcy and was dissolved; the club's roots go back to pre-World War II, when enthusiasts started skating on a natural ice surface. The name of Karlo Vergles is being mentioned most with regards to these ice hockey beginnings. In the season of 1940–41 the first amateur team was assembled with simple equipment made in the local steel and iron factory. Despite that Jesenice team lost their first game to Zagreb with only one goal. After World War II, ice hockey returned to the sports park Podmežakla, and the start wasn't easy. Other clubs had years of tradition to count on and the Jesenice team had a hard time getting matches.

Therefore, in 1948 an ice-hockey/skating section was formed in the local sport society under the leadership of Drago Cerar. Other people involved included: France Božič, Mitja Verovšek, Vinko Čižman, Pavle Hafner, Milan Marolt and others; this year was important for the fact that it was the first time Jesenice played in a real tournament against Maribor, Brežice and Celje. Somewhat Jesenice team won the tournament. Development of hockey continued in Jesenice in the following years with the opening of the artificial ice-hockey surface in 1954, the first in former Yugoslavia; this included a spectator area. In 1956, Jesenice team hired a hockey coach from Zdenek Blaha. In the 1956–57 season, Jesenice won the Yugoslav championship for the first time. After winning the 1957 championship Jesenice dominated the Yugoslav ice-hockey winning 15 consecutive championship titles. Most coaches in this period were foreign coming from former Czechoslovakia. Notable players in this period include: Albin Felc, Dušan Brun, Bogo Jan, Ciril Klinar, Viktor Tišler, Vlado Jug, Gorazd Hiti, Franc Smolej, Rudi Knez and others.

After 1971 season, the Yugoslav championship was more or less divided between Jesenice and Ljubljana. Jesenice won the league between 1956–57 and 1970–71, in 1972–73, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1986–87 and 1987–88. Jesenice won the 1974 championship but this was taken away from them by the ice-hockey federation. Notable about this period is that the majority of players came from Jesenice or neighboring cities, a trait for which the Jesenice team is still known today. First years after the Slovenian independence were again dominated by the Jesenice team. Alongside good local players the team was reinforced by some excellent players from former Soviet Union under the coaching of Vladimir Krikunov; this resulted in three consecutive championship titles. However financial and staff problems brought the team to the brink of collapse; the peak of these troubles was the exclusion of Jesenice team from the Slovenian championships in 1988–89 season. It took a couple of years for Jesenice to bounce back and in 2004–05 season with the arrival of four players from Olimpija and most local players once again playing for their home team Jesenice won the championship once again.

This was continued with further good play in one of the International Hockey Leagues and one more national championship title. As a recognition of their quality in 2006 Jesenice was invited as first non-Austrian team to play in the expanded Austrian ice-hockey championships. From 2006 and until 2012 the club has won four more Slovenian titles in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; the club had accumulated debt near €2.5 million at the conclusion of the 2011–12 EBEL season), was expelled from the league. On 31 August 2012, HK Acroni Jesenice was dissolved, their affiliate HD Mladi Jesenice were run separately from the main squad. They will continue to continue with their ice hockey school; the team played their home matches at the Podmežakla Hall, a 4,500 capacity multi-purpose indoor hall in Jesenice. Yugoslav Ice Hockey League Winners: 1956–57 – 1970–71, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88 Runners-up: 1953–54, 1955–56, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1989–90Yugoslav Ice Hockey Cup Winners: 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977Slovenian ChampionshipWinners: 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 Runners-up: 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12Slovenian Ice Hockey CupRunners-up: 2000–01InterligaWinners: 2004–05, 2005–06 SloveniaAnže Kopitar

Tubby Raymond

Harold R. "Tubby" Raymond was an American football and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Delaware from 1966 to 2001, compiling a record of 300–119–3. Raymond was the head baseball coach at the University of Maine from 1952 to 1953 and at Delaware from 1956 to 1964, tallying a career college baseball mark of 164–72–3, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2003. Raymond, a native of Flint, played quarterback and linebacker at the University of Michigan under Fritz Crisler, he played baseball at Michigan and was the captain of the baseball team in 1949. He played minor league baseball in 1950 with the Clarksdale Planters and in 1951 with the Flint Arrows. Raymond began his football coaching career in 1951 as an assistant at the University of Maine, he moved to Delaware in 1954 as a backfield coach under David M. Nelson, who had played at Michigan. Raymond succeeded Nelson as head coach in 1966, he retired after 36 seasons with a 300–119–3 record, three national titles, 14 Lambert Cup trophies, 23 post-season bids and four consecutive victories in the Boardwalk Bowl.

After classifications were formed in the early 1970s, Delaware was a Division II program until elevating to Division I-AA in 1981. At the time of his retirement, more than half of Blue Hens' all-time victories in the 110-year-old history of their program had been tallied under Raymond tenure. On March 5, 2002, K. C. Keeler, former Blue Hens linebacker and head football coach at Rowan University, succeeded Raymond at Delaware. Use of "Delaware Wing T" offense A formation similar to the Flexbone, though much older, is known as the "Delaware Wing-T" was created by longtime University of Delaware coach and NCAA Rules Committee chairman David M. Nelson, perfected by his successor Tubby Raymond, it has become a popular offense with high schools and small colleges. It was designed at the time to be a mix between T-formation, it took the motion and run-strength of the single wing, the QB-under-center from the T. In this variation, there is only one wing back, with the other back lined up next to the fullback on the opposite side from the wing back.

However, the Wing Back may line up diagonally from the Tight End. He may be used as a receiver, he may come in motion for running plays. Going into the 2001 season, Raymond needed just four wins to reach the 300 mark. At the first game of the season, a banner hung above the stadium listing the numbers 297, 298, 299 and 300; as each win was accomplished, the respective number was crossed off. Raymond's 300th win came during the last home game of the season on November 10 with a 10–6 victory against the Richmond Spiders; as the clock wound down in the game, the crowd began chanting "Tubby, Tubby". Raymond made a short, humble speech and was carried off the field by his team as a construction worker climbed onto a cherry-picker to cross off the final number on the poster; the following is an excerpt from Raymond's speech to Delaware fans after his 300th victory: "I have to apologize for paraphrasing, but I feel a little bit like Lou Gehrig. I'm the luckiest man on the face of the earth. First, I'd like to thank the Delaware fans.

I know. There are things, but the thing that's there all the time is you. You're at every football game. You're excited about being here, you made Delaware football something we can all be proud of. Thank you much." Delaware lost its final game of the season on the road against Villanova and, that winter, Raymond announced his retirement, ending his career at an 300 wins. In 1993, the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Raymond. On August 29, 2002, Tubby Raymond Field was dedicated in Raymond's honor at Delaware Stadium, opened in 1952. On January 12, 2018, the University of Delaware hosted a celebration of Raymond's life at the Bob Carpenter Center. Speakers included University president Dennis Assanis, former Vice President Joe Biden, NFL MVP Rich Gannon, Raymond’s sons Chris and David. Raymond became involved in Delaware politics, remained active after retiring to Landenberg, Pennsylvania; because he was well-known and liked in Delaware, his endorsement was sought out by candidates.

Raymond was a staunch conservative. As a boy, Markell grew up seven houses away from the Raymonds and the two remained friends; when Markell ran for state treasurer, Raymond taped radio ads supporting him. In 2007, Markell named Raymond an honorary co-chair of his 2008 gubernatorial bid. Markell became the 73rd Governor of Delaware in January 2009. Raymond was an accomplished painter. While coaching at Delaware, he began a tradition of painting a Blue Hen player each week of the season. After retiring from coaching, he continued to paint each senior Blue Hen player. Harold was married to Diane Raymond. Raymond had three children with Sue. Harold and Diane had Michelle. Below is a table of Raymond's yearly records as a collegiate head baseball coach. List of college football coaches with 200 wins List of college football coaches with 150 NCAA Division I FCS wins List of presidents of the American Football Coaches Association Tubby Raymond at the College Football Hall of Fame Tubby Raymond at Find a Grave