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1998 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1998 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 37th tournament in league history. It was played between March 13 and March 21, 1998. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final five games were played at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York. By winning the tournament, Princeton received the ECAC's automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament; the tournament featured three rounds of play. The two teams that finish below tenth place in the standings are not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the first and tenth seeds, the second and ninth seeds, the third seed and eighth seeds, the fourth seed and seventh seeds and the fifth seed and sixth seeds played a modified best-of-three series, where the first team to receive 3 points moves on, with the three highest-seeded winners advancing to the semifinals and the remaining two winners playing in the Four vs. Five matchup. After the opening round every series becomes a single-elimination game.

In the semifinals, the highest seed plays the winner of the four vs. five game while the two remaining teams play with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Note: GP = Games Played.

Members of the 17th Seanad

This is a list of the members of the 17th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1983, after the November 1982 general election and served until the close of poll for the 18th Seanad in 1987. There are a total of 60 seats in the Seanad. 43 Senators are elected by the Vocational panels, 6 elected by the Universities and 11 are nominated by the Taoiseach. The following table shows the composition by party when the 17th Seanad first met on 23 February 1983. Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics Members of the 24th Dáil Government of the 24th Dáil Ministers of State of the 24th Dáil "17th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008

Alcohol laws of South Carolina

The alcohol laws of South Carolina are part of the state's history. Voters endorsed prohibition in 1892 but instead were given the "Dispensary System" of state-owned liquor stores. Certain counties may enforce time restrictions for beer and wine sales in stores, although there are no dry counties in South Carolina. Prohibition was a major issue in the state's history. Voters endorsed prohibition in 1892 but instead were given the "Dispensary System" of state-owned liquor stores, They soon became symbols of political corruption controlled by Ben Tillman's machine and were shut down in 1907. Today, the retail sale of liquor statewide is permitted from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday–Saturday, Sunday sales are banned by state law; however and cities may hold referendums to allow Sunday sales of beer and wine only. Counties allowing Sunday beer and wine sales: Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, Newberry, Oconee and York. Lancaster and Lexington allow in cities with referendums. Cities and towns that have passed laws allowing Sunday beer and wine sales include Columbia, Charleston, Aiken, Rock Hill, Santee, Daniel Island, Clemson and Tega Cay.

While there are no dry counties in South Carolina, retail liquor sales are uniform statewide, certain counties may enforce time restrictions for beer and wine sales in stores while others do not. Columbia, the state's capital, largest city, the home of the University of South Carolina, took one of the more relaxed stances on alcohol sales in bars compared to other cities in the state. Many bars those catering to younger crowds in the busy Five Points district, served alcohol until sunrise, it was not unheard of for bars and clubs to serve alcohol until 7 or 8 a.m. although the legality of this practice is questionable. In 2011, Columbia City Council voted to force bars to close at 2 a.m. requiring a special permit to stay open further. Requirements for the permit involved having trained security staff and no events that violate "the public peace". In Greenville city limits, it is illegal to serve alcohol after 2 a.m. at restaurants. Before 2006, South Carolina was infamous amongst tourists and residents alike for being the last state in the nation to require cocktails and liquor drinks to be mixed using minibottles, like those found on airplanes, instead of from free-pour bottles.

The original logic behind this law was twofold: it made alcohol taxation simpler and allowed bar patrons to receive a standardized amount of alcohol in each drink. However, minibottles contain 1.75 oz of alcohol 30% more than the typical 1.2 oz found in free-pour drinks, with the obvious result of overly strong cocktails and inebriated bar customers. The law was changed in 2006 to allow both free-pour and minibottles in bars, the vast majority of bars eschewed minibottles in favor of free-pour

André Lepecki

André Lepecki is a writer and curator working on performance studies and dramaturgy. He is a Professor and the chair of the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, he has published and edited several anthologies. He has curated numerous festivals and exhibitions including the award-winning re-staging of Allan Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 Parts. In 2010 he co-curated the Archive on Dance and Visual Arts since the 1960s for the exhibition Move: Choreographing You at the Hayward Gallery, London, he is the author of the books Exhausting Dance and Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance and the editor of Dance, Planes of Composition, The Senses in Performance, Of the Presence of the Body

2018 Campeonato Mineiro

The 2018 Campeonato Mineiro was the 104th season of Mineiro's top professional football league. The competition began on January 17 and ended on April 8. Atlético was the defending champions but was beaten in the final by its longtime rival Cruzeiro, that conquered its 37th title and became the defending champions; the 2018 Módulo I first stage was played by 12 clubs in a single round-robin, with all teams playing each other once. The eight best-placed teams qualified for the final stage and the last two teams were relegated to the 2019 Módulo II; the league selects Minas Gerais's representatives in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D and the Copa do Brasil. The two best placed teams not qualified to the 2018 seasons of the Série A, Série B or Série C, earns the spots to the 2018 Série D; the three best-placed teams qualify. The knockout stage was played between the 8 best-placed teams from the previous stage, with the quarterfinals played in a one-legged tie and the semifinals and finals played in a two-legged tie.

The quarterfinals were played at the best-placed team's home. The first best-placed team played against the eighth best-placed, the second against the seventh and so on. In the semifinals, the best-placed team in the first stage in each contest have the right to choose whether to play its home game in the first or second leg; the best-placed team in the first stage of each contest could win it with two ties. As of 08 April 2018 Campeonato Mineiro Oficial Website

Andrew Macdonald (poet)

Andrew Macdonald, pen name Matthew Bramble, was a Scottish clergyman and playwright. Andrew MacDonald was born on the son of George Donald, a market gardener; the family lived at the foot of Leith Walk, in Leith, the busy port for Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth. Andrew Donald attended the Grammar School in Leith and at an early age he demonstrated a flair for music; the Donald family was Episcopalian. Laws had been passed to prevent clergy from officiating, punished anyone who attended services. Andrew attended Edinburgh University until 1775. Another resident in Leith at this period was Robert Forbes; the precocious gardener's son impressed Bishop Forbes, who sent him to study at the University of Edinburgh with a view to ordination. Although Scottish Episcopal ordination was banned at the time, Bishop Forbes ordained Andrew Donald into deacon's orders in 1775, it was at this time. Andrew Macdonald spent a year as private tutor to the children of the Oliphants of Gask in Perthshire. Mr and Mrs Laurence Oliphant were influential Jacobites, their daughter Carolina, Baroness Nairne, would become celebrated for her popular Jacobite verse.

Macdonald left the Oliphants in about 1777 to become the Scottish Episcopal incumbent in the Lanarkshire city of Glasgow. Bishop Forbes having died in November 1775, Macdonald was ordained priest by Bishop William Falconer. At this time Glasgow had a thriving authorised Episcopal chapel, St Andrew's-by-the-Green, whilst Macdonald's small non-juror congregation assembled in a meeting-house in Stockwell Street. A book of his sermons from this period was published posthumously, its preface states that Macdonald's talents were held in high esteem, his private virtues respected. Macdonald was without private means, the non-juror congregation in Glasgow was too small to support him from seat-rents, he supplemented his income with writing, took in student lodgers. William Erskine, Lord Kinneder, lodged with Macdonald during his student days, recounted that it was Macdonald who had instilled in him a passion for English literature. Macdonald was passionately fond of music. Macdonald first appeared in print as a poet in 1772 when he published Velina, a poetical fragment in imitation of the style of Edmund Spenser.

A couple of years he published a novel called The Independent, which was'favourably spoken of by the majority of its readers'. Macdonald wrote the play, Vimonda, a Tragedy. Alexander Tytler recorded that Macdonald married a young girl in Glasgow, his maid-servant. Macdonald became disgusted with his profession, resigned from his clerical duties, moved to Edinburgh, it was in Edinburgh in 1787. Walter Scott, aged sixteen in 1787, would recall seeing Macdonald in James Sibbald's circulating library. In Edinburgh he became a friend of the artist. After just a few months in Edinburgh Macdonald travelled south to London, where, on 5 September 1787, Vimonda opened at George Colman's theatre in the Haymarket, the principal characters played by Mr Bensley, Mr Aickin, Mr Kemble, Mr Johnson, Mr Bannister jun. Miss Woolery, Mrs Kemble. A review the next day praised the acting. Another reviewer suggested that, whilst Vimonda had some of the faults of a first play, the playwright had promise. With the composer William Shield he started work on an opera.

To earn some money, Macdonald wrote for newspapers satirical pieces under the pseudonym Matthew Bramble. Financial worries forced the family to move from Brompton to ‘a mean residence’ in Kentish Town. Although by nature buoyant and engaging, the pressure of his hardships overwhelmed Macdonald, ‘having no powerful friends to patronise his abilities, suffering under the infirmities of a weak constitution, he fell victim, at the age of three and thirty, to sickness and misfortune.’ Andrew Macdonald died on 22 August 1790, leaving his wife and young child destitute. The Independent appeared in German translation in 1789. In 1805, in the United States, William Ioor recast the same novel as a comedy in five acts. Under the title, Macdonald's 1782 sonnet appeared in The Wiccamical Chaplet by George Huddesford, followed by another sonnet, The return of Laura, not by Macdonald. A snatch of a ballad by Macdonald was quoted by Sir Walter Scott in chapter 11 of Waverley. Two stanzas by the ingenious and unhappy Andrew Macdonald appear in chapter 21 of Scott's 1819 novel A Legend of Montrose.

Joseph Haydn made an arrangement of another Macdonald song, By the stream so clear. Velina, a poetical fragment, Edinburgh, 1782; the Independent, 1784