Greece women's national water polo team
The Greece women's national water polo team represents Greece in international women's water polo competitions. Since the mid-1990s, Greece have emerged as one of the leading powers in the world, becoming World Champions after their gold medal win at the 2011 World Championship, they have won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 2005 World League, 3 silver medals at the 2010, 2012 and 2018 European Championships and the gold medal at the 2018 Europa Cup. World Championship: 2011 World League: 2005 Europa Cup: 2018 Olympic Games: 2004 European Championship: 2010, 2012, 2018 World League: 2007, 2010, 2012 Mediterranean Games: 2018 Note The following is the Greek roster for the 2018 Women's European Water Polo Championship. Head coach: Giorgos Morfesis 2004 Olympic Games — Silver MedalGeorgia Ellinaki, Dimitra Asilian, Antiopi Melidoni, Angeliki Karapataki, Kyriaki Liosi, Stavroula Kozompoli, Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou, Antigoni Roumpesi, Evangelia Moraitidou, Eftychia Karagianni, Georgia Lara, Antonia Moraiti, Anthoula Mylonaki.
Head Coach: Kyriakos Iosifidis2005 FINA World League — Gold MedalGeorgia Ellinaki, Vasileia Mavrelou, Kelina Kantzou, Sofia Iosifidou, Kyriaki Liosi, Stavroula Kozompoli, Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou, Antigoni Roumpesi, Evangelia Moraitidou, Eftychia Karagianni, Alexandra Asimaki, Georgia Lara, Maria Tsouri. Head Coach: Kyriakos Iosifidis2010 European Championship — Silver MedalMaria Tsouri, Christina Tsoukala, Antiopi Melidoni, Ilektra Psouni, Kyriaki Liosi, Alkisti Avramidou, Alexandra Asimaki, Antigoni Roumpesi, Angeliki Gerolymou, Triantafyllia Manolioudaki, Stavroula Antonakou, Georgia Lara, Eleni Kouvdou. Head Coach: Giorgos Morfesis2011 World Championship — Gold MedalEleni Kouvdou, Christina Tsoukala, Antiopi Melidoni, Ilektra Psouni, Kyriaki Liosi, Alkisti Avramidou, Alexandra Asimaki, Antigoni Roumpesi, Angeliki Gerolymou, Triantafyllia Manolioudaki, Stavroula Antonakou, Georgia Lara, Eleni Goula. Head Coach: Giorgos Morfesis2012 European Championship — Silver MedalEleni Kouvdou, Christina Tsoukala, Antiopi Melidoni, Ilektra Psouni, Kyriaki Liosi, Alkisti Avramidou, Alexandra Asimaki, Antigoni Roumpesi, Angeliki Gerolymou, Triantafyllia Manolioudaki, Stavroula Antonakou, Georgia Lara, Chrysi Diamantopoulou.
Head Coach: Giorgos Morfesis2018 Europa Cup — Gold MedalEleni Kouvdou, Christina Tsoukala, Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, Nikoleta Eleftheriadou, Margarita Plevritou, Alkisti Avramidou, Alexandra Asimaki, Ioanna Chydirioti, Maria Patra, Anastasia Kalargirou, Eleftheria Plevritou, Eleni Xenaki, Chrysi Diamantopoulou. Head Coach: Giorgos Morfesis2018 European Championship — Silver MedalChrysi Diamantopoulou, Christina Tsoukala, Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, Nikoleta Eleftheriadou, Margarita Plevritou, Alkisti Avramidou, Alexandra Asimaki, Ioanna Chydirioti, Maria Patra, Elisavet Protopapas, Eleftheria Plevritou, Eleni Xenaki, Ioanna Stamatopoulou. Head Coach: Giorgos Morfesis FINA HistoFINA Volume VIII Official website
Kirishi is a town and the administrative center of Kirishsky District in Leningrad Oblast, located on the right bank of the Volkhov River, 115 kilometers southeast of St. Petersburg. Population: 52,309 , it was known as Soltsy. The name of the town originates from a tributary of the Volkhov River, it was first mentioned in 1693. Since 1727, it was a part of Novoladozhsky Uyezd of Novgorod Governorate of St. Petersburg Governorate. In 1922–1923, the uyezd was renamed Volkhovsky. Before 1931, Kirishi was known as Soltsy. On August 1, 1927, the uyezds were abolished and Andreyevsky District, with the administrative center in the selo of Andreyevo, was established; the governorates were abolished and the district became a part of Leningrad Okrug of Leningrad Oblast. Kirishi became a part of Andreyevsky District. On September 30, 1931, the administrative center of the district was moved to Kirishi and the district was renamed Kirishsky. On December 27, 1933 Kirishi was granted urban-type settlement status.
Kirishi was occupied for two years during World War II and destroyed in 1943, so that on February 19, 1944 the administrative center of the district was moved to the urban-type settlement of Budogoshch. In 1960, Kirishi was rebuilt and the Kirishi oil refinery was constructed. On February 1, 1963, the district was abolished and merged into Volkhovsky District but on January 12, 1965 it was re-established. Kirishi was made the administrative center of the district. On January 26, 1967, Kirishi became a town of oblast significance. In 2010, the administrative structure of Leningrad Oblast was harmonized with its municipal structure, Kirishi became a town of district significance. Within the framework of administrative divisions, Kirishi serves as the administrative center of Kirishsky District; as an administrative division, it is incorporated within Kirishsky District as Kirishskoye Settlement Municipal Formation. As a municipal division, Kirishskoye Settlement Municipal Formation is incorporated within Kirishsky Municipal District as Kirishskoye Urban Settlement.
In 1974, a "BVK" production facility was constructed next to the oil refinery. This was the USSR Ministry of Microbiological Industry's second plant of this kind, it used n-paraffins as feedstock for yeast, which in its turn produced single-cell protein, used as poultry and cattle feed. After a 1987 accident at the microbiological plant, mass protests forced the Supreme Soviet to close down the facility, as well as its seven sister plants throughout the Soviet Union. There are several oil refineries and chemical industry enterprises; the biggest of them is Kinef. Kirishi Power Station, a thermal power station, is located in Kirishi as well. Kirishi is planned to serve as the home of Russia's first residual oil high conversion refinery, the Kirishi-2 Oil Refinery, scheduled to open in 2017; the railroad connecting Sonkovo and Mga passes through Kirishi. Another railway branches off north, it connects Kirishi with Tikhvin, which lies on the line connecting St. Petersburg and Vologda via Cherepovets.
Kirishi is connected by road with Chudovo. There are local roads; the Volkhov River is navigable in Kirishi. The district contains seven objects classified as cultural and historical heritage of local significance. All of them commemorate the events of World War II. Kirishi hosts the Kirishsky District Museum. Kirishi is twinned with: Iisalmi, Finland Tysfjord, Norway Законодательное собрание Ленинградской области. Областной закон №32-оз от 15 июня 2010 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ленинградской области и порядке его изменения», в ред. Областного закона №23-оз от 8 мая 2014 г. «Об объединении муниципальных образований "Приморское городское поселение" Выборгского района Ленинградской области и "Глебычевское сельское поселение" Выборгского района Ленинградской области и о внесении изменений в отдельные Областные законы». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Вести", №112, 23 июня 2010 г.. Законодательное собрание Ленинградской области. Областной закон №49-оз от 1 сентября 2004 г.
«Об установлении границ и наделении соответствующим статусом муниципального образования Киришский муниципальный район и муниципальных образований в его составе», в ред. Областного закона №17-оз от 6 мая 2010 г «О внесении изменений в некоторые областные законы в связи с принятием федерального закона "О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Российской Федерации в связи с совершенствованием организации местного самоуправления"». Вступил в силу через 10 дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Вестник Правительства Ленинградской области", №27, 14 сентября 2004 г. (Legislative Assembly of Leningrad Oblast. Oblast Law #49-oz of September 1, 2004 On Establishing the Borders of and Granting an Appropriate Status to the Municipal Formation of Kirishsky Municipal District and to the Municipal Formations It Compr
FINA or Fédération internationale de natation is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee for administering international competition in water sports. It is one of several international federations which administer a given sport or discipline for the IOC and international community, it is based in Switzerland. FINA oversees competition in six aquatics sports: swimming, high diving, artistic swimming,water polo, open water swimming. FINA oversees "Masters" competition in its disciplines. On 24 July 2009, Julio Maglione of Uruguay was elected FINA President. FINA was founded on 19 July 1908 in the Manchester Hotel in London, UK at the end of the 1908 Summer Olympics by the Belgian, Danish, French, German and Swedish Swimming Federations. Number of national federations by year: 1908: 8 1928: 38 1958: 75 1978: 106 1988: 109 2000: 174 2008: 197 2010: 202 2012: 203 2015: 208 2016: 207 2017: 209 At the June 2017, FINA Bureau meeting, Bhutan became the 208th national federation of FINA. and on November 30, 2017, Anguilla became the 209th national federation of FINA Members are grouped by continent, there are 5 continental associations of which they can choose to be a member: Africa: African Swimming Confederation Americas: Swimming Union of the Americas Asia: Asia Swimming Federation Europe: European Swimming League Oceania: Oceania Swimming Association Note: The number following each continental name is the number of FINA members which fall into the given geographical area.
It is not the number of members in the continental association. The FINA membership meets every four years coinciding with the World Championships. There are two types of normal or "ordinary" congress: Technical. FINA's highest authority is the General Congress. Any technical issues concerning FINA's five aquatic disciplines are decided by the Technical Congress; each Congress has two voting members from each Member federation, plus the following non-voting members: the 22 members of the Bureau, the Honorary Life President, all Honorary Members. The Technical Congress has the following additional non-voting members: all members from the respective Technical Committees. "Extraordinary" Congress are called from time to time, to deal with a specific topic or area of concern. All Congress meetings are chaired by FINA's president. Between Congress meetings of the entire membership, a smaller 22-member representative board, called the FINA Bureau, meets to act in a timely manner on items which cannot wait until the entire body can forthgather.
It is the Bureau. Various committees and commission help with the oversight of individual disciplines, or topic-related issues; each presidential term is four years and concluding with the year following the Summer Olympics. 1954 Honorary President Ing. Ladislav Hauptmann - Czech Republic - President LEN and FINA official. FINA organizes one championship involving each of the five disciplines it oversees, as well championships and circuits in each of the disciplines; the biggest FINA event is the biennial World Aquatics Championships held every odd year. It features competitions in all five aquatic disciplines. Prior to 2000, the event was held every 4 years, in the year between Olympic Games. Swimming: World Swimming Championships. Bi-annual event, swum in 25-meter length pool. Water Polo: Water Polo World Leagues. Diving: Diving World Series. High Diving: High Diving World Series. Open Water: World Open Water Swimming Championships. Years from 2000-2010. Artistic swimming: Synchro World Trophy. Masters: World Masters Championships.
Bi-annual, in years. "Masters" competition is for adults. This championships features all 5 disciplines. In addition to the championships events listed above, FINA organizes the following events: Swimming: Swimming World Cup. Water Polo: Men's and Women's Water Polo World Cup; every 4 years. Diving: Diving World Cup. High Diving: High Diving World Cup. Open Water: Marathon Swim World Series. Artistic Swimming: Synchro World Cup; every 4 years. A world-level championships restricted to a younger age, vary by discipline and gender: Swimming: World Junior Swimming Championships. Water Polo: Junior and Youth Water Polo World Championships. Diving: Junior Diving World Cup. Open Water: Junior Open Water Swimming World Championships. Artistic Swimming: World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships. History of competitive swimwear#FINA rule changes FINA Athletes of the Year International Swimming Hall of Fame List of international sport federations Major achievements in swimming by nation www.fina.org FINA's website
La Jolla is a hilly, seaside community within the city of San Diego, occupying 7 miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean within the northern city limits. The population reported in the 2010 census was 46,781. La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches and is located 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego and 40 miles south of Orange County; the climate is mild, with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F. La Jolla is home to many educational institutions and a variety of businesses in the areas of lodging, shopping, finance, real estate, medical practice and scientific research; the University of California San Diego is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Research Institute, the headquarters of National University. Local Native Americans, the Kumeyaay, called this location mat kulaaxuuy, lit. "land of holes". The topographic feature that gave rise to the name "holes" is uncertain, it is suggested that the Kumeyaay name for the area was transcribed by the Spanish settlers as La Jolla.
An alternative, pseudo-etymological suggestion for the origin of the name is that it is an alternate spelling of the Spanish word la joya, which means "the jewel". Despite being disputed by scholars, this derivation of the name has been cited in popular culture; this supposed origin gave rise to the nickname "Jewel City". During the Mexican period of San Diego's history, La Jolla was mapped as pueblo land and contained about 60 lots; when California became a state in 1850, the La Jolla area was incorporated as part of the chartered City of San Diego. In 1870, Charles Dean acquired several of the pueblo lots and subdivided them into an area that became known as La Jolla Park. Dean was unable to develop the land and left San Diego in 1881. A real estate boom in the 1880s led speculators Frank T. Botsford and George W. Heald to further develop the sparsely settled area. In the 1890s, the San Diego, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Railway was built, connecting La Jolla to the rest of San Diego. La Jolla became known as a resort area.
To attract visitors to the beach, the railway built facilities such as a bath house and a dance pavilion. Visitors were housed in small cottages and bungalows above La Jolla Cove, as well as a temporary tent city erected every summer. Two of the cottages that were built in 1894 still exist: the "Red Roost" and the "Red Rest" known as the "Neptune and Cove Tea Room"; the La Jolla Park Hotel opened in 1893. The Hotel Cabrillo was built in 1908 by "Squire" James A. Wilson and was incorporated into the La Valencia Hotel. By 1900, La Jolla comprised 350 residents; the first reading room was built in 1898. A volunteer fire brigade was organized in 1907. Livery stable owner Nathan Rannells served successively as La Jolla's volunteer fire captain, first police officer, first postmaster. La Jolla Elementary School began educating local children in 1896; the Bishop's School opened in 1909. La Jolla High School was established in 1922. Between 1951 and 1963, other elementary schools were established in the area to ease overcrowding.
The La Jolla Beach and Yacht Club was built in 1927. In 1896 journalist and publisher Ellen Browning Scripps settled in La Jolla, where she lived for the last 35 years of her life, she was wealthy in her own right from her investments and writing, she inherited a large sum from her brother George H. Scripps in 1900. Unmarried and childless, she devoted herself to philanthropic endeavors those benefiting her adopted home of La Jolla, she commissioned many of La Jolla's most notable buildings designed by Irving Gill or his nephew and partner Louis John Gill. Many of these buildings are now on the National Register of Historic Places or are listed as historic by the city of San Diego, her donations launched the Scripps Memorial Hospital in 1924, the Scripps Metabolic Clinic, the Children's Pool. Ellen Browning Scripps founded Scripps College, a women's college, in 1926. Scripps College is located in Claremont in Los Angeles County; the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the nation's oldest oceanographic institutes, was founded in 1903 by William Emerson Ritter, chair of the zoology department at the University of California, with financial support from Scripps and her brother E. W. Scripps.
At first the institution operated out of a boathouse in Coronado. In 1905 they purchased a 170-acre site in La Jolla; the first laboratory buildings there opened in 1907. The institution became part of the University of California in 1912, it became the nucleus for the establishment of the University of California San Diego
Russia the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres, Russia is by far or by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77 % of the population live in the European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Poland, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, China and North Korea, it shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U. S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.
The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' disintegrated into a number of smaller states; the Grand Duchy of Moscow reunified the surrounding Russian principalities and achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had expanded through conquest and exploration to become the Russian Empire, the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state; the Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War.
The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Lithuania, it is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia's economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2018. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally; the country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.
Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the World Trade Organization, as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union, along with Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan; the name Russia is derived from Rus', a medieval state populated by the East Slavs. However, this proper name became more prominent in the history, the country was called by its inhabitants "Русская Земля", which can be translated as "Russian Land" or "Land of Rus'". In order to distinguish this state from other states derived from it, it is denoted as Kievan Rus' by modern historiography.
The name Rus itself comes from the early medieval Rus' people, Swedish merchants and warriors who relocated from across the Baltic Sea and founded a state centered on Novgorod that became Kievan Rus. An old Latin version of the name Rus' was Ruthenia applied to the western and southern regions of Rus' that were adjacent to Catholic Europe; the current name of the country, Россия, comes from the Byzantine Greek designation of the Rus', Ρωσσία Rossía—spelled Ρωσία in Modern Greek. The standard way to refer to citizens of Russia is rossiyane in Russian. There are two Russian words which are commonly
Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor 0.35 miles from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. The island comprises four counties in the U. S. state of New York. Kings and Queens Counties and Nassau County share the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two-thirds. More than half of New York City's residents now live in Brooklyn and Queens. However, many people in the New York metropolitan area colloquially use the term Long Island to refer to Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which are suburban in character, conversely employing the term the City to mean Manhattan alone. Broadly speaking, "Long Island" may refer both to the main island and the surrounding outer barrier islands. North of the island is Long Island Sound, across which lie Westchester County, New York, the state of Connecticut. Across the Block Island Sound to the northeast is the state of Rhode Island. To the west, Long Island is separated from the island of Manhattan by the East River.
To the extreme southwest, it is separated from Staten Island and the state of New Jersey by Upper New York Bay, the Narrows, Lower New York Bay. To the east lie Block Island—which belongs to the State of Rhode Island—and numerous smaller islands. Both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island extends 118 miles eastward from New York Harbor to Montauk Point, with a maximum north-to-south distance of 23 miles between Long Island Sound and the Atlantic coast. With a land area of 1,401 square miles, Long Island is the 11th-largest island in the United States and the 149th-largest island in the world—larger than the 1,214 square miles of the smallest U. S. state, Rhode Island. With a Census-estimated population of 7,869,820 in 2017, constituting nearly 40% of New York State's population, Long Island is the most populated island in any U. S. state or territory, the 18th-most populous island in the world. Its population density is 5,595.1 inhabitants per square mile.
If Long Island geographically constituted an independent metropolitan statistical area, it would rank fourth most populous in the United States. S. state, Long Island would rank 13th in population and first in population density. Long Island is culturally and ethnically diverse, featuring some of the wealthiest and most expensive neighborhoods in the Western Hemisphere near the shorelines as well as working-class areas in all four counties; as a hub of commercial aviation, Long Island contains two of the New York City metropolitan area's three busiest airports, JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, in addition to Islip MacArthur Airport. Nine bridges and 13 tunnels connect Brooklyn and Queens to the three other boroughs of New York City. Ferries connect Suffolk County northward across Long Island Sound to the state of Connecticut; the Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in North America and operates 24/7. Nassau County high school students feature prominently as winners of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and similar STEM-based academic awards.
Biotechnology companies and scientific research play a significant role in Long Island's economy, including research facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, the City University of New York, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Prior to European contact, the Lenape people inhabited the western end of Long Island, spoke the Munsee dialect of Lenape, one of the Algonquian language family. Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to record an encounter with the Lenapes, after entering what is now New York Bay in 1524; the eastern portion of the island was inhabited by speakers of the Mohegan-Montauk-Narragansett language group of Algonquian languages. In 1609, the English navigator Henry Hudson explored the harbor and purportedly landed at Coney Island. Adriaen Block followed in 1615, is credited as the first European to determine that both Manhattan and Long Island are islands.
Native American land deeds recorded by the Dutch from 1636 state that the Indians referred to Long Island as Sewanhaka. Sewan was one of the terms for wampum, is translated as "loose" or "scattered", which may refer either to the wampum or to Long Island; the name "'t Lange Eylandt alias Matouwacs" appears in Dutch maps from the 1650s. The English referred to the land as "Nassau Island", after the Dutch Prince William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, it is unclear. Another indigenous name from colonial time, comes from the Native American name for Long Island and means "the island that pays tribute." The first settlements on Long Island were by settlers from England and its colonies in present-day New England. Lion Gardiner settled nearby Gardiners Island. T