2006 Atlantic hurricane season
The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season was significantly less active than the record previous season. It marked the first season since 2001 in which no hurricanes made landfall in the United States, following the intense activity of 2005, forecasters predicted that the 2006 season would be only slightly less active. There were no tropical cyclones after October 2, Tropical Storm Alberto was indirectly responsible for two deaths when it made landfall in Florida. Hurricane Ernesto caused heavy rainfall in Haiti, and directly killed at least seven in Haiti, four hurricanes formed after Ernesto, including the strongest storms of the season, Hurricanes Helene and Gordon. In total, the season was responsible for 14 deaths and $500 million in damage, the calendar year 2006 saw Tropical Storm Zeta, which arose in December 2005 and persisted until early January, only the second such event on record. The storm can be considered a part of the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Klotzbachs team has defined the average number of storms per season as 9.6 tropical storms,5.9 hurricanes, and 2.3 major hurricanes.
A normal season, as defined by NOAA, has 6–14 named storms, with 4–8 of those reaching hurricane strength, as in the 2005 season, the team predicted it was highly probable that at least one major hurricane would directly impact the United States. The forecast suggested an 81% probability that at least one major hurricane would strike the U. S, the team predicted that the potential for major hurricane activity in the Caribbean was above average. A few months later, on April 4,2006, CSU issued another forecast confirming its December predictions, on May 22,2006, NOAA released its pre-season forecast for the 2006 season. The prediction was for 13–16 named storms, 8–10 of those becoming hurricanes, on May 31,2006, Klotzbachs team released its final pre-season forecast for 2006, confirming its earlier prediction. The sea-level pressure and trade wind strength in the tropical Atlantic were reported to be above normal, on August 8,2006, NOAA revised its season estimate to 12–15 named storms, with 7–9 becoming hurricanes and 3–4 becoming major hurricanes.
Tropical Storm Zeta formed on December 30,2005, and lasted until January 6,2006, although the majority of its existence was spent in 2006, it is officially a storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season because that is the year in which it formed. Zeta joined Hurricane Alice as only the second North Atlantic tropical cyclone in recorded history to two calendar years. The season started on June 1,2006, and officially ended on November 30,2006 and these dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cylones form in the Atlantic basin. Ten days into the start of the season, Tropical Storm Alberto developed in the Caribbean Sea, compared to the devastating 2005 Atlantic hurricane season,2006 was not severe in terms of deaths and damage. Three tropical storms made landfall in the United States, the first of them, Tropical Storm Alberto, made landfall in Florida with winds of 50 mph, causing flooding and light damage. Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall on Nantucket, but left little impact, the third and more significant storm was Hurricane Ernesto, which killed two people in Virginia and two in Florida, as well as causing $500 million in damage.
During the season, only one tropical cyclone in the Atlantic – Alberto – affected Mexico, Canada was affected by several tropical cyclones during 2006, including Alberto, the unnamed storm, Beryl and Isaac
1900 Galveston hurricane
It remains to the present day the deadliest single day event in US history. The hurricane appears to have started as a trough from West Africa, causing unsettled weather in the Caribbean. Owing to contradictory forecasts, the people of Galveston felt no alarm until the hurricane warning of September 7. Next morning a storm surge of 15 ft washed over the long, flat island-city which was only 8 ft above sea level, knocking buildings off their foundations, the disaster ended the Golden Era of Galveston, as the hurricane alarmed potential investors, who turned to Houston instead. The whole island of Galveston was presently raised by 17 ft, the Hurricane of 1900, known as the Great Galveston Hurricane, made landfall on September 8,1900, in Galveston, Texas, in the United States. It had estimated winds of 145 miles per hour at landfall and it was the deadliest hurricane in US history, and the second costliest hurricane in U. S. history based on the dollars 2005 value. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States, the hurricane occurred before the practice of assigning official code names to tropical storms was instituted, and thus it is commonly referred to under a variety of descriptive names.
Typical names for the storm include the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the Great Galveston Hurricane, especially in older documents and it is often referred to by Galveston locals as the Great Storm or the 1900 Storm. The storms origins are unclear, because of the limited observation ability at the end of the 19th century. Ship reports were the only tool for observing hurricanes at sea, and because wireless telegraphy was in its infancy. The 1900 storm, like many powerful Atlantic hurricanes, is believed to have begun as a Cape Verde–type hurricane—a tropical wave moving off the western coast of Africa. The first formal sighting of the hurricanes precursor occurred on August 27, about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands, the storm passed through the Leeward Islands on August 30, probably as a tropical depression as indicated by barometric pressure reports from Antigua. Three days later, Antigua reported a severe thunderstorm passing over, followed by the hot, by September 1, U. S. Weather Bureau observers were reporting on a storm of moderate intensity southeast of Cuba.
Continuing westward, the storm made landfall on southwest Cuba on September 3, on September 5, it emerged into the Florida Straits as a tropical storm or a weak hurricane. However, a region of high pressure had pushed the storm to the west into the Gulf of Mexico, details of the storm were not widespread, damage to telegraph lines limited communication. The Weather Bureaus central office in Washington, D. C. ordered storm warnings raised from Pensacola, Florida, by the afternoon of September 7, large swells from the southeast were observed on the Gulf, and clouds at all altitudes began moving in from the northeast. Both of these observations are consistent with a hurricane approaching from the east, the Galveston Weather Bureau office raised its double square flags, a hurricane warning was in effect. The ship Louisiana encountered the hurricane at 1 p. m. that day after departing New Orleans, captain Halsey estimated wind speeds of 100 mph
In physiology, an action potential is a short-lasting event in which the electrical membrane potential of a cell rapidly rises and falls, following a consistent trajectory. Action potentials occur in several types of cells, called excitable cells, which include neurons, muscle cells. In other types of cells, their function is to activate intracellular processes. In muscle cells, for example, a potential is the first step in the chain of events leading to contraction. In beta cells of the pancreas, they provoke release of insulin, action potentials in neurons are known as nerve impulses or spikes, and the temporal sequence of action potentials generated by a neuron is called its spike train. A neuron that emits an action potential is often said to fire, action potentials are generated by special types of voltage-gated ion channels embedded in a cells plasma membrane. When the channels open they allow a flow of sodium ions, which changes the electrochemical gradient. This causes more channels to open, producing an electric current across the cell membrane.
The process proceeds explosively until all of the ion channels are open. The rapid influx of ions causes the polarity of the plasma membrane to reverse. As the sodium channels close, sodium ions can no longer enter the neuron, potassium channels are activated, and there is an outward current of potassium ions, returning the electrochemical gradient to the resting state. After an action potential has occurred, there is a transient negative shift, in animal cells, there are two primary types of action potentials. One type is generated by voltage-gated sodium channels, the other by voltage-gated calcium channels, sodium-based action potentials usually last for under one millisecond, whereas calcium-based action potentials may last for 100 milliseconds or longer. In some types of neurons, slow calcium spikes provide the force for a long burst of rapidly emitted sodium spikes. In cardiac muscle cells, on the hand, an initial fast sodium spike provides a primer to provoke the rapid onset of a calcium spike.
Nearly all cell membranes in animals and fungi maintain a voltage difference between the exterior and interior of the cell, called the membrane potential. A typical voltage across a cell membrane is –70 mV. In most types of cells the membrane potential usually stays fairly constant, some types of cells, are electrically active in the sense that their voltages fluctuate over time
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an American activist and journalist. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982 for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, after numerous appeals, his sentence was commuted in 2001 to life imprisonment without parole. This was affirmed through appeals in 2011, Abu-Jamal became involved in black nationalism in his youth and was a member of the Black Panther Party until October 1970. He left the party and became a radio journalist, eventually becoming president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, on December 9,1981, Faulkner was fatally shot while conducting a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamals brother, William Cook. Abu-Jamal was found at the scene with a wound from Faulkners gun. He was arrested and charged with Faulkners murder, prosecution witnesses identified Abu-Jamal as the shooter, and two persons testified that he had confessed to shooting Faulkner. A jury convicted Abu-Jamal on all counts and sentenced him to death and he spent the next 30 years on death row.
He appealed his conviction and sentence, his conviction was upheld and he was resentenced to life in prison without parole. District Attorney Seth Williams said in 2011 that the state would not file any additional appeals seeking the death penalty, activists and human rights groups have criticized the quality of Abu-Jamals trial, some have professed his innocence, and many opposed his death sentence. The Faulkner family, public authorities, police organizations, and conservative groups have maintained that Abu-Jamals trial was fair, his guilt undeniable and he was described in 2001 as perhaps the worlds best known death-row inmate by The New York Times. During his imprisonment Abu-Jamal has published books and commentaries on social and political issues and he was born Wesley Cook in Philadelphia, where he grew up. He has a younger brother William, in 1968, a high school teacher, a Kenyan instructing a class on African cultures, encouraged the students to take African or Arabic names names for classroom use and named him Mumia.
According to Abu-Jamal, Mumia means Prince and was the name of a Kenyan anti-colonial African nationalist who fought against the British before Kenyan independence, cooke adopted the surname Abu-Jamal after the birth of his son Jamal on July 18,1971. His first marriage at age 19, to Jamals mother Biba, was short-lived and their daughter, was born shortly after the wedding. Abu-Jamal married his wife, Marilyn, in 1977. Their son, was born in early 1978, by 1981, Abu-Jamal was living with his third wife, Wadiya. In his own writings, Abu-Jamal describes his adolescent experience of being kicked, into the Black Panther Party after suffering a beating from white racists and a policeman for his efforts to disrupt a George Wallace for President rally in 1968. From the age of 14, he helped form the Philadelphia branch of the Black Panther Party with Defense Captain Reggie Schell and he was appointed as the chapters Lieutenant of Information, responsible for writing information and news communications
2 Broadway is an office building at the south end of Broadway, near Bowling Green Park in New York City. 2 Broadway was built on the site of the Produce Exchange Building,2 Broadway is a representative structure of brick with terracotta decorations. Its grand skylighted hall, based on French retail structures, cast daylight into the lower floors, who built it from 1881–84. The Produce Exchange Building was demolished in 1957 and replaced by a 32-story tower constructed in 1958-1959, the developer, Uris Buildings Corporation, first preferred a design by William Lescaze with Kahn & Jacobs, which featured a tower slab set at right angles to Broadway. However, ultimately Emery Roth & Sons was given the contract, the facade is now covered in blue-green tinted glass after a makeover some years ago. The Produce Exchange Building can be seen in the silent movie Speedy. The building was part of the location in the thriller Mirage, with Gregory Peck. The building featured in the American comedy-drama film The Apartment and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray
2005 Atlantic hurricane season
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, shattering numerous records. The impact of the season was widespread and ruinous with an estimated 3,913 deaths, of the storms that made landfall, five of the seasons seven major hurricanes—Dennis, Katrina and Wilma—were responsible for most of the destruction. Furthermore, Hurricane Stan combined with a system to cause deadly mudslides across Central America. The 2005 season was the first to observe more tropical cyclones in the Atlantic than the West Pacific, on average, the season officially began on June 1,2005, and lasted until November 30, although it effectively persisted into January 2006 due to continued storm activity. A record twenty-eight tropical and subtropical storms formed, of which a record fifteen became hurricanes, among these Category 5 storms were hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, respectively the costliest and the most intense Atlantic hurricanes on record. This year was notable because the list of storm names was used up.
Governments National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prior to and during the 2005 season, Gray issued four forecasts, each time increasing the predicted level of activity. The NOAA issued two forecasts, one shortly before the season and one two months into the season, drastically increasing the level of activity in the second release. Nonetheless, all forecasts fell far short of the activity of the season. On December 3,2004, Grays team issued its first extended-range forecast for the 2005 season, the team predicted a greatly increased chance of a major hurricane striking the East Coast of the United States and the Florida peninsula. Though the forecast predicted above-average activity, the level predicted was significantly less than the 2004 season, in addition, the chance of a storm impacting the United States was raised slightly. On May 16,2005,16 days before the season began, NOAA issued its outlook for the 2005 season, the accumulated cyclone energy value for the season was predicted to be 120–190% of the median ACE of 87.5 ×104 kt2.
Shortly thereafter, on May 31, the day before the season began, Grays team revised its April forecast upwards to 15 named storms,8 hurricanes. The ACE value was now forecast to be 180 to 270% of the median, the NOAA noted a higher than normal confidence in the forecast of above-normal activity. On August 5,2005, Gray and his associates followed suit and issued their updated forecast, although neither the NOAA nor Gray had ever forecast such high levels of activity, even the midseason outlooks fell far short of the actual level of activity. The actual ACE would prove to be 248 ×104 kt2 — 277% of the median, Arlene caused only moderate damage, although one swimmer was caught in a riptide and drowned in Miami Beach, Florida. Tropical Storm Bret formed in the Bay of Campeche on June 28, the storm damaged hundreds of homes and caused flooding which killed two people. Hurricane Cindy formed in the Gulf of Mexico on July 4, Cindy was upgraded to a hurricane in the post-storm analysis
Adelaide Metro is the public transport system of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Adelaide Metro began in 2000 with the privatisation of existing government-operated bus, the Glenelg Tram, the only of Adelaides tramways to survive the 1950s, was integrated into the current system. Despite this, almost 80 percent of Adelaides metropolitan buses still run on diesel instead of more environmentally friendly fuel like biodiesel. Adelaide Metro has faced criticism for punctuality issues, unreliable services, ageing buses, the complaints increased since the system switched to a private operator in October 2011. The Adelaide Metro received 7,562 feedback reports–more than 40 a day–in 2012, in order to counteract these problems and increase accountability, performance data will now be published weekly as opposed to quarterly by the Adelaide Metro. This will highlight how trains and buses are performing in terms of punctuality and service, the 2014 service figures indicate that the system performed slightly better in 2014 than it did the previous year.
The Adelaide Metro is a brand introduced in April 2000 following the round of tenders privatisation of formerly government-operated bus services. Previously, the transport system in Adelaide has been known under several names. Adelaide removed all tramlines during the 1960s leaving only the Glenelg line and this tramline was extended in 2007 by the Department Of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure, and again to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 2010. In July 1994, the STA was abolished and government public transport services were transferred to TransAdelaide, in 1995-96, there was a partial tendering of the bus services. TransAdelaide retained three contract regions, Serco won two contract regions, and Hills Transit a joint venture between Australian Transit Enterprises and TransAdelaide, Services were run and marketed under each operators name, presenting a disjointed network to the public. The 2000 round of tenders saw the end of TransAdelaides direct operation of bus services in its own right, although it retained the train and tram services.
The Adelaide Metro brand was applied across all operators, appearing to the public as a unified network, with common livery, timetable designs. The largest element of Adelaides public transport system is a fleet of diesel, the majority of services terminate in the Adelaide city centre, suburban railway stations or shopping centre interchanges. A major component of the Adelaide Metro bus service is the O-Bahn guided busway to Modbury carrying around 9 million passengers a year. From opening in 1986 until August 2011 it was the worlds longest busway, with a length of 12 kilometres and remains the worlds fastest busway with a maximum permitted speed of 100km/h. Serco had previously informed the Minister for Transport that it was not willing to continue to operate the bus services for a five years on the terms contained in the existing Contract. Serco had made a submission to the Department of Transport & Urban Planning proposing to operate the bus services in the areas on new terms
The African Union is a continental union consisting of all 55 countries on the African continent. It was established on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, the most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AUs secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, the objectives of the AU are, To achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and Africans. To defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of its Member States, to accelerate the political and social-economic integration of the continent. To promote and defend African common positions on issues of interest to the continent, to encourage international cooperation, taking due account of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To promote peace and stability on the continent, to promote democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance.
To promote and protect human and peoples rights in accordance with the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, to establish the necessary conditions which enable the continent to play its rightful role in the global economy and in international negotiations. To promote sustainable development at the economic and cultural levels as well as the integration of African economies, to promote co-operation in all fields of human activity to raise the living standards of African peoples. To coordinate and harmonize the policies between the existing and future Regional Economic Communities for the attainment of the objectives of the Union. To advance the development of the continent by promoting research in all fields, in particular in science, to work with relevant international partners in the eradication of preventable diseases and the promotion of good health on the continent. The African Union is made up of political and administrative bodies. The highest decision-making organ is the Assembly of the African Union, the Assembly is chaired by Idriss Déby, President of Chad.
The AU has a body, the Pan African Parliament. Its president is Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, the AU Commission, the secretariat to the political structures, is chaired by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa. On 15 July 2012, Ms. Dlamini-Zuma won a contested vote to become the first female head of the African Union Commission. The main administrative capital of the African Union is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a new headquarters complex, the AU Conference Center and Office Complex, was inaugurated on 28 January 2012, during the 18th AU summit. The tower is 99.9 meters high to signify the date 9 September 1999, the AU covers the entire continent except for several territories held by Spain, France and the United Kingdom. AU troops were deployed in Sudan for peacekeeping during Darfur conflict
The 2012 phenomenon was a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or otherwise transformative events would occur on or around 21 December 2012. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae were proposed as pertaining to this date, others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scholars from various disciplines quickly dismissed predictions of concomitant cataclysmic events as they arose, December 2012 marked the conclusion of a baktun—a time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used in Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. Although the Long Count was most likely invented by the Olmec, it has closely associated with the Maya civilization. The writing system of the classic Maya has been deciphered, meaning that a corpus of their written. Thus, the Maya date of 18.104.22.168.15 represents 8 baktuns,3 katuns,2 tuns,10 uinals and 15 days. There is a tradition of world ages in Maya literature. According to the Popol Vuh, a compilation of the accounts of the Kiche Maya of the Colonial-era highlands.
The Popol Vuh describes the gods first creating three failed worlds, followed by a fourth world in which humanity was placed. In the Maya Long Count, the world ended after 13 baktuns. This means that the world reached the end of its 13th baktun, or Maya date 22.214.171.124.0. In 1957, Mayanist and astronomer Maud Worcester Makemson wrote that the completion of a Great Period of 13 baktuns would have been of the utmost significance to the Maya, in 1966, Michael D. Coe wrote in The Maya that there is a suggestion. That Armageddon would overtake the degenerate peoples of the world and all creation on the day of the 13th. When the Great Cycle of the Long Count reaches completion, Coes interpretation was repeated by other scholars through the early 1990s. In contrast, said that, while the end of the 13th baktun would perhaps be a cause for celebration. There is nothing in the Maya or Aztec or ancient Mesoamerican prophecy to suggest that they prophesied a sudden or major change of any sort in 2012, the notion of a Great Cycle coming to an end is completely a modern invention.
In 1990, Mayanist scholars Linda Schele and David Freidel argued that the Maya did not conceive this to be the end of creation, there will be another cycle, said E. Wyllys Andrews V, director of the Tulane University Middle American Research Institute. We know the Maya thought there was one before this, commenting on the new calendar found at Xultún, one archaeologist said The ancient Maya predicted the world would continue – that 7,000 years from now, things would be exactly like this
American Airlines Flight 11
American Airlines Flight 11 was a domestic passenger flight that was hijacked by five al-Qaeda members on September 11,2001, as part of the September 11 attacks. Mohamed Atta deliberately crashed the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing all 92 people aboard and an unknown number in the buildings impact zone. Fifteen minutes into the flight, the injured at least three people, forcibly breached the cockpit, and overpowered the captain and first officer. Atta, a member and licensed commercial pilot, took over the controls. Air-traffic controllers noticed the flight was in distress when the crew was no longer responding and they realized the flight had been hijacked when Mohamed Attas announcements for passengers were transmitted to air traffic control. On board, flight attendants Amy Sweeney and Betty Ong contacted American Airlines, the aircraft crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 08,46,40 local time. Countless people in the streets of New York City witnessed the strike, documentary film maker Jules Naudet captured the only known footage of the initial impact from start to finish.
Before the hijacking was confirmed, news began to report on the incident. The impact and subsequent fire caused the North Tower to collapse 102 minutes after the crash, during the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site, workers recovered and identified dozens of remains from Flight 11 victims, but many body fragments could not be identified. The American Airlines Flight 11 aircraft was a Boeing 767-223ER delivered in 1987, the capacity of the aircraft was 158 passengers, but the September 11 flight carried 81 passengers and 11 crew members. This was a load at 58.2 percent capacity. All 92 people on board were killed, including David Angell, his wife Lynn Angell, and actress Berry Berenson, family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane had been scheduled to be on the flight but arrived at the airport late. Actor Mark Wahlberg was scheduled to be on the flight, actress Leighanne Littrell, wife of Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell, had previously been booked on the flight, but like Wahlberg, changed her plans at the last minute.
Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the attacks, and a fellow hijacker, Abdulaziz al-Omari and they boarded Colgan Air Flight 5930, which was scheduled to depart at 06,00 from Portland and fly to Boston. Both hijackers had first class tickets with a flight to Los Angeles. When they checked in, the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System selected Atta for extra luggage scrutiny, the flight from Portland departed on time and arrived in Boston at 06,45. Three other hijackers, Waleed al-Shehri, Wail al-Shehri, and Satam al-Suqami, arrived at Logan Airport at 06,45, having left their rental car in the airport parking facility. At 06,52, Marwan al-Shehhi, the pilot of United Airlines Flight 175
Alexandra of Denmark
Alexandra of Denmark was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII. At the age of sixteen, she was chosen as the wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. They married eighteen months in 1863, the year her father became king of Denmark as Christian IX. She was Princess of Wales from 1863 to 1901, the longest anyone has held that title. Largely excluded from wielding any political power, she attempted to sway the opinion of British ministers and her husbands family to favour Greek. Her public duties were restricted to uncontroversial involvement in charitable work, on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, Albert Edward became king-emperor as Edward VII, with Alexandra as queen-empress. She held the status until Edwards death in 1910 and she greatly distrusted her nephew, German Emperor Wilhelm II, and supported her son during World War I, in which Britain and its allies fought Germany. Her father was Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and her mother was Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel, although she was of royal blood, her family lived a comparatively normal life.
They did not possess great wealth, her fathers income from a commission was about £800 per year and their house was a rent-free grace. Occasionally, Hans Christian Andersen was invited to call and tell the stories before bedtime. In 1848, King Christian VIII of Denmark died and his only son, Frederick was childless, had been through two unsuccessful marriages, and was assumed to be infertile. A succession crisis arose as Frederick ruled in both Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, and the rules of each territory differed. In Holstein, the Salic law prevented inheritance through the female line, being predominantly German, proclaimed independence and called in the aid of Prussia. In 1852, the great powers called a conference in London to discuss the Danish succession, Prince Christian was given the title Prince of Denmark and his family moved into a new official residence, Bernstorff Palace. Alexandra shared a draughty attic bedroom with her sister, made her own clothes and Dagmar were given swimming lessons by the Swedish pioneer of womens swimming, Nancy Edberg.
At Bernstorff, Alexandra grew into a woman, she was taught English by the English chaplain at Copenhagen and was confirmed in Christiansborg Palace. She was devout throughout her life, and followed High Church practice, Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, were already concerned with finding a bride for their son and heir, Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales. They enlisted the aid of their daughter, Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia, Alexandra was not their first choice, since the Danes were at loggerheads with the Prussians over the Schleswig-Holstein Question and most of the British royal familys relations were German