Beginning in the 7th millennium BC, human populations moved into the Chadian basin in great numbers. By the end of the 1st millennium BC, a series of states and empires rose and fell in Chad's Sahelian strip, each focused on controlling the trans-Saharan trade routes that passed through the region. France conquered the territory by 1920 and incorporated it as part of French Equatorial Africa. In 1960, Chad obtained independence under the leadership of François Tombalbaye. Resentment towards his policies in the Muslim north culminated in the eruption of a long-lasting civil war in 1965. In 1979, the rebels conquered the capital and put an end to the south's hegemony. However, the rebel commanders fought amongst themselves until Hissène Habré defeated his rivals. He was overthrown in 1990 by his general Idriss Déby. Since 2003, the Darfur crisis in Sudan has spilt over the border and destabilised the nation, with hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees living in and around camps in eastern Chad.
Chad is a masculine given name of Anglo-Saxon/Welsh origins. It is the modernized form of the Old English given name Ceadda, possibly influenced by the Welsh word cad meaning "battle".
Ceadda was a 7th-century English saint.
Until the 20th century, Chad was very rarely used as a given name. According to the Social Security Administration, Chad first entered the top 1000 names for male children in the United States in 1945, when it was the 997th most popular name.
Its popularity suddenly peaked beginning in the mid 1960s, reaching rank 25 in 1972 and 1973.
From the mid 1970s, its popularity began a gradual decline, reaching rank 236 in 2000 and rank 667 as of 2013.
Goofy is the single father of a teenage boy named Max Goof in the town of Spoonerville, Ohio, though the two have a tense relationship. On the last day of school before summer vacation, Max and his best friends P.J. and Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski hijack the auditorium stage in the middle of Principal Mazur's speech, creating a small concert where Max performs, while costumed as the pop singer Powerline. The performance succeeds in making Max a school celebrity and impressing his love interest, Roxanne; but he, P.J. and Bobby are sent to Mazur's office. Roxanne speaks with Max and agrees to go with him to a party where Powerline's concert will be aired live. However, Mazur exaggerates these events to Goofy and forewarns him that Max's actions may result in him facing capital punishment.
25, during a special ceremony in Wichita...CorporateHillsDrive ... In Ms. Stevenson’s classroom, kids are more than just students – they are scientists, engineers and coders!”. During Saturday’s banquet ceremony, Chad Liby, head of marketing communications for SecurityBenefit Corp., presented Stevenson with a $4,000 cash award.
Beaver No. 3 golfer Gavin Kaschalk was the low scorer of the day, firing a 38. The top three scores all belonged to the Beavers ...Brockway’s Dylen Coder shot a 43 to lead the Rovers ... 6. Weston Pisarchick shot a 54 and rounding out Brockway’s team was ChadYoung with a 56 ... DCC No ... Dylen Coder 43, Daniel Shugarts 49, Weston Pisarchick 54, Chad Young 56 ... ....
"We just pushed each other and we really tried to run away from the field if we could." ... Commerce's Mark Codere (216) finished fourth while Milford's Scott Jaschuk and Rochester Hills' ChadElliot rounded out the top five with a three-day score of 217 ... Par 216 ... Mark Codere (Commerce) 69-77-79 216 ... Chad Elliot (Rochester Hills) 70-75-72 217 ... ....
By Shawn Wood. For The Daily Item... This time we did ... Bailey Coder also settled down for Juniata, as he allowed just one hit from the third to the fifth inning, including retiring the side in order in the fourth ... TylerHershey walked and scored on an RBI single by Chad Eberle. DakotaSweitzer singled to center, scoring Coder with the go-ahead run ... ....
Three coders provided a bulwark against inaccuracy or bias in the coding ... The difficulty of perceiving dimples or detached chads can be measured by the number of coders who saw them, but most of the ballot counts here are based on what a simple majority two out of three coders recorded ... Bush, when at least two of the three coders agreed.
July 9, 2001. BOSTON (TICKER) -- SportsTicker's weekly look at the Cape Cod Baseball League. ... .. ..... ... .. ... ... He had 14 RBI in his first 18 games ... .. ... .. ... .. ... ... OF Chad Coder, who just finished his sophomore season at Clemson, struck out in 14 consecutive games from June 21-Saturday, going 11-for-51 with 21 strikeouts over that stretch.
"So, for example, the least disrupted chad would be the one that wasn't voted at all. No disruption in the chad; it's not touched. The most disrupted would be a cleanly punched chad ... "We've trained our coders to look for certain things ... Each coder got not only the training but also an eye test. Those chads are tiny.
Coders will examine ballots and determine to their own satisfaction whether the ballot was blank; whether the paper chad was detached at one, two or three corners; whether the chad was dimpled; whether it was dimpled but allowed sunlight to show through; or whether the voter had punched the ballot but missed the chad entirely.