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Samuel Dixon (West Virginia)

Samuel Dixon was an industrialist and politician in West Virginia. Dixon was among the powerful and wealthy men who helped develop southern West Virginia's bituminous coal bearing-region during the late 19th and early 20th century. A native of Kelton, England, he was the son on an ironstone miner. In 1877, came to the United States, the 21-year-old was employed working for his uncle, Fred Faulkner, a mine owner in the emerging New River Coalfield in Fayette County, West Virginia. Sam Dixon rose in his uncle's company, serving as a supervisor, mine foreman and bookkeeper. In 1893, 36-year-old Samuel Dixon he became President and General Manager of the MacDonald Colliery Company. During the latter part of the 1890s he acquired a number of valuable coal properties, assembling multiple properties to merge into The New River Company in 1906. Operator of 22 mines in Fayette and Raleigh County, West Virginia. In addition to land ownership and sale and coal mining and coking operations, the New River Company operated retail coal yards in several cities including Cincinnati and Chicago.

New River Smokeless Coal became known across the nation for its quality. Dixon built intrastate short-line railroads, he was one of the railroad pioneers of southern West Virginia. Notably planning and leading the White Oak Railway, owned by the New River Company beginning in 1906; as planned, Dixon planned to transport the coal from the New River Company's properties to a river terminus on the Kanawha River where his coal could be loaded into barges to reach mid-western markets via the Ohio River and Mississippi River. Through the Great Kanawha Colliery Company, acquired in 1905 the White Oak Railway acquired access to over a mile of river front property at the head of the navigation of the Kanawha River, where it is formed by the confluence of the New River and the Gauley River. However, the need for deepening of the river channel from 6 to 9 foot draft to accommodate the river barges proved elusive to the New River Company, as federal funds were needed to accomplish the dredging; the New River Company was in fierce competition with other coal mining and railroading interests.

Dixon was involved in building the Piney River and Paint Creek Railroad which ran through the City of Beckley to the large Cranberry mine. As the company developed transportation connections with both the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and the Virginian Railway, some of the directors lost interest in investing additionally in completing the White Oak Railway's system to reach the Kanawha River. Disagreements regarding these plans may have contributed to Dixon's resignation as President and General Manager of the New River Company in 1913; the new management of the New River Company moved to disassemble the White Oak Railway and selling portions to each of the two larger railroads, transactions which were completed by 1917. The C&O purchased the New River Company's Piney River and Paint Creek Railroad. Separate from the New River Company, Samuel Dixon gained control of several other mining properties including the Price Hill Colliery. After leaving the New River Company, he reopened a closed mine, exploiting a new, richer vein of coal than in the past.

The town of Price Hill was built for the workers of the Price Hill mines. In its heyday, the Price Hill mine employed 450 men and produced 480,000 tons of coal annually, continuing operations until about 1940, when it closed. Samuel Dixon is credited with naming Carlisle, Parral and Kelton, all in Fayette County. Although most of the local coal mining operations were curtailed by the second half of the 20th century, the New River Company general office building constructed in Mount Hope on land donated by the city remains along with other symbols of the once-thriving coal industry


Santoña is a town in the eastern coast of the autonomous community of Cantabria, on the north coast of Spain. It is situated by the bay of the same name, it is 45 kilometres from the capital Santander. Santoña is divided into two zones, an urban plain, a mountainous area, with Mount Buciero at its eastern limit, Brusco and the beach of Berria to the north; the beach of San Martin comprises its south limit and the fishing harbor and marsh area its western limit. Santoña, the main town, where most of the population lives. Dueso, 174 inhabitants in 2008. Location of the Penal de El Dueso prison. Piedrahíta, 173 inhabitants in 2008. Juan de la Cosa, cartographer and explorer Tomás de Teresa, 800m athlete Carrero Blanco The song "Santonian shores" of the band Eluveitie is about this region. Ayuntamiento de Santoña Santoña - Cantabria 102 Municipios

Vladimir Chernov

Vladimir Nikolaïevitch Chernov is a Russian baritone associated with the Russian and Italian opera repertories. Vladimir Chernov was born in a small village near the town of Krasnodar in southern Russia, he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. After graduating, he became a member of the Kirov Opera in Saint Petersburg in 1981; that same year he won a Special Jury Prize in the Glinka Competition. In 1982 the Kirov sent him to the Accademia della Scala. In 1983, he won second prize at the vocal competition "Voci Verdiane" in Verdi's hometown of Busseto, Italy. Vladimir Chernov attracted international attention; as a member of the Kirov Opera of Saint Petersburg in 1987, he appeared at the Royal Opera House in London. Performances were given at La Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opéra, the Rome Opera, the Verona Arena, others in the Italian repertory, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1991, as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, took part in productions of Verdi operas such as Stiffelio, Simon Boccanegra, Don Carlo.

In addition to his great success in Italian operas, he returned to his native repertory, appearing in Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades and Peace, Mazeppa. From March 2005 Chernov became Regents' Lecturer in the Division of Voice and Opera of the Music Department of the University of California, Los Angeles, he coached young singers in both private and class lessons, taught two Master Classes which were open to the public, performed in recital. " He had not been seeking a teaching post when he was invited to accept a tenured teaching position, but in 2006 Chernov became a Professor of Vocal Studies in the Music Department.'He won over the hearts and minds of the faculty and the students,' said Ian Krouse, chair of the music department.... The post...enables him to continue his international singing career while serving as a mentor to those who will follow." He is a faculty member of Opera Ischia. Notes Sources Mancini, R. & Rouveroux, J-J, Le guide de l'opéra, les indispensables de la musique, Fayard, 1995.

ISBN 2-213-59567-4 Vladimir Chernov's website Carie J. Delmar,"Vladimir Chernov: Professor Extraordinaire", Classical Singer, August 2007 Profile of Chernov. Chernov singing "Forse in quel cor" from Roberto Devereux, Mexico 1991 on YouTube Chernov singing "Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo.. Piango su voi" from Simon Boccanegra at the Met, 1995 on YouTube Chernov singing Act 1 aria from Eugene Onegin, Paris 2003 on YouTube

List of Tamayura episodes

Tamayura is a Japanese anime series directed by Junichi Sato. The series revolves around Fū "Potte" Sawatari, a photography-loving girl who moves to the town where she grew up with her late father and spends time hanging with her friends. Hal Film Maker produced four original video animation episodes which aired on AT-X between September 6 and December 6, 2010, before receiving release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in two volumes released on November 26 and December 23, 2010, respectively; this was followed by a twelve-episode anime television series titled Tamayura: Hitotose and produced by TYO Animations, which aired in Japan between October 3 and December 19, 2011. The series was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc between December 21, 2011 and June 27, 2012, the last volume of which included a bonus OVA episode. A second television season, Tamayura: More Aggressive, aired in Japan between July 3, 2013 and September 18, 2013, with an OVA episode released on June 14, 2014. A four-part film series, Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin, was released between April 4, 2015 and April 2, 2016.

The OVAs have four pieces of theme music: one opening theme, two ending themes, one insert song. The opening theme is "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara" by Maaya Sakamoto; the first ending theme is "Melody", the second ending theme is "Natsudori". "Melody" was used for episode two in the BD/DVD version, for episodes one through three for the TV broadcast. "Natsudori" was used for episode four for both TV broadcast version. The insert song "Naisho no Hanashi" by Nakajima, was featured in episode three; the opening theme single was released on October 20, 2010. The single containing the ending themes and insert song was released on November 24, 2010; the OVA's original soundtrack was released on December 22, 2010. For Hitotose, the opening theme is "Okaerinasai" by Toshiyuki Mori, whilst the main ending theme is "Kamisama no Itazura" by Nakajima. For More Aggressive, the opening theme is "Hajimari no Umi" by Sakamoto whilst the ending theme is "Arigatō" by Nakajima. For the movie, Sotsugyō Shashin, the theme song is Kore Kara by Sakamoto

Maurice Manificat

Maurice Manificat is a French cross-country skier who has competed since 2004. He has achieved three World Cup victories, in Lahti, in Canmore, both in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit event, in Davos, in 15 km freestyle. Manificat finished 47th in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished fourth in the 4 x 10 km relay, he won the silver medals in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. In the World Championship in Falun 2015 he won the silver medal in 15 km freestyle. Johan Olsson of Sweden won the race. 3 medals – 3 medals – All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation. 10 victories – 31 podiums – 2 podiums – Maurice Manificat at the International Ski Federation Maurice Manificat at Olympics at Official website