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Alberto Mercado

Alberto Mercado Monserrate was a Jr. Featherweight boxer, on the verge of fighting for a world title at least twice in his career. Mercado started boxing as an amateur at the age of 12 winning a nationwide competition known as the "Olimpiadas Jíbaras de la Vivienda"; this hoping to win a world title in the future. In 1978, Mercado represented Puerto Rico at the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games held at Colombia, he participated in a world cup tournament. Hoping to become the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games, Mercado moved to Cuba periodically. Around that era, Mercado worked alongside one of Jose Celso Barbosa's children. Mercado was one of only three American citizens to participate in the 1980 Olympics celebrated in Moscow, Soviet Union, bearing the flag of and competing in boxing for Puerto Rico after having won the gold medal at the 1979 Pan American Games; the other two were representants from Puerto Rico and boxers: Luis Pizarro and José Angel Molina. Below is the record of Alberto Mercado, a Puerto Rican flyweight boxer who competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics: Round of 32: bye Round of 16: lost to Gilberto Roman referee stopped contest In the professional ranks Mercado had a winning record, but had some bad luck.

He lost to Refugio Rojas in a USBA Featherweight title try on points by split decision, on a fight to decide the IBF's #1 challenger, he lost by a knockout in 7 rounds to eventual world champion Antonio Rivera, after leading the fight on all scorecards at the end of round 6. Mercado trained at the famous Bairoa gym at Caguas and he was friends with gym-mate Juan Carazo. Mercado worked as a fireman in Dade County, for many years, he resided in Cayey during his years as a top boxing contender. He had a professional record of 14 losses and 1 draw, with 27 wins by knockout. Mercado works at the gym of the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. There are plans to build a small museum in Cayey dedicated to him. Juan Carazo List of Puerto Ricans Miguel Angel Cotto Sports in Puerto Rico Evans, Hilary. "Alberto Mercado". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2018-03-28

John Kaminiates

John Kaminiates was a Greek resident of Thessalonica when the city one of the largest in the Byzantine Empire, was besieged and sacked by a Saracen force led by Leo of Tripoli in 904. His account of the city's plunder, On the capture of Thessalonica, survives in four manuscripts. John Kaminiates has alternatively been transliterated John Kaminatos, Ioannis Kaminiatis, sometimes appears in the Latinized forms Ioannis Caminiatae, Joannes Cameniata and John Cameniates. English Kaminiates, John The capture of Thessaloniki Byzantina Australiensia, 12. Perth: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 2000. ISBN 1-876503-00-9. Kazhdan, Alexander Some Questions Addressed to the Scholars, who Believe in the Authenticity of Kaminiates’ Capture of Thessalonika Byzantinische Zeitschrift 71. 1978. P. 301-314. ISSN 0007-7704. Tougher, Shaun; the Reign of Leo VI: Politics and People. Leiden. Foreign Kaminiates, John Eis ten alosin tes Thessalonikes / De Expugnatione Thessalonicae Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 1973. ISSN 0589-8048 A portion of the translated text online The Manuscript Editing Process - An interesting look at how the four surviving manuscripts are used to create a modern scholarly Greek edition

Horsham railway station

Horsham railway station serves the town of Horsham in West Sussex, England. It is 37 miles 56 chains down the line from London Bridge, measured via Redhill, on the Arun Valley Line and the Sutton & Mole Valley Lines, train services are provided by Southern. Services on the Sutton & Mole Valley Line from London Victoria via Dorking terminate here, the others continue into the Arun Valley: a half-hourly service from London Victoria to Southampton Central or Portsmouth Harbour and Bognor Regis; these trains divide here with the front portion travelling fast and the rear half providing stopping services. A new Thameslink service entered service in March 2018; this now connects London Bridge and Kings Cross St Pancras in central London, through north London, to Huntingdon and Peterborough. Horsham would have been an important midway point in two of the original proposals for a London to Brighton railway via the Adur valley but in the event Sir John Rennie's proposed direct line through Three Bridges and Haywards Heath was given parliamentary approval.

As a result, the original Horsham station was the terminus of a single track branch line from Three Bridges opened by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway in February 1848. Between 1859 and 1867, the station was enlarged on several occasions to coincide with the doubling of the branch line from Three Bridges. In 1867, a new route to Dorking and thence to London, was opened; the station was again rebuilt and resignalled, with three signal boxes, in 1875. The present station was built by the Southern Railway in the International Modern Style in 1938 to coincide with the electrification of the line; the building is grade II listed, see external links below. The lines to Guildford and Shoreham both fell victim to the Beeching Axe in the mid 1960s, the former being closed to passengers on 14 June 1965 and the latter on 7 March 1966. In September 2011, the station frontage was closed to undergo extensive refurbishment work to the main ticket hall, it reopened late in 2012 with a new side entrance, internal lift access, relocated barriers and stairway, a new ticket office, new information screens.

The platforms refurbished waiting rooms. The building was shared with Henfield Hire, who vacated in order to give the floor space needed to create the new features and new ceiling and lights and so completing a complete reconfiguration of the layout. On 9 January 1972, an engineers train overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with an electric multiple unit at the station. Fifteen people were injured; the crew of the engineers train had failed to check their brakes on departure from Three Bridges and thus failed to discover that the isolation cock between the two locomotives had not been opened. Services are operated by Thameslink; as of May 2019, the off-peak service is: 2 trains per hour to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport 1 train per hour to London Victoria via Dorking and Sutton. 2 trains per hour to Peterborough via Gatwick Airport and Stevenage 1 train per hour to Southampton Central, running fast to Barnham 1 train per hour to Portsmouth Harbour, running fast to Barnham 2 trains per hour to Bognor Regis, 1 stopping at all stations and 1 running semi-fast to Barnham.

There is no Saturday evening or Sunday service on the Dorking line, whilst the fast service via Crawley to and from Victoria drops to hourly in the late evening. On weekends, the Thameslink service to Peterborough runs only as far as London Bridge. Sundays see hourly services to Bognor Regis. From 10 December 2007, the service towards Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central and Bognor Regis now divides at this station and attaches here towards London Victoria via Gatwick Airport and East Croydon during off-peak hours, as part of the new West Coastway timetable. A small wooden motive power depot was built at the station in 1876; this was replaced by a brick-built ten-road semi-roundhouse together with a 46 ft turntable in 1880. This in turn was extended with a further eight-roads in 1900. In 1927 the Southern Railway installed a 55 ft turntable; this depot was closed in 1964. Nearby is the type 13 signal box dating from 1938, Grade II listed, it closed in 2005 when its controls were transferred to Three Bridges Integrated Electronic Control Centre.

New services from Horsham have been introduced to destinations north of central London from December 2018. The new timetable was proposed in May 2014, with services between Horsham and London Bridge extended to Peterborough via St Pancras International, Stevenage and St Neots. Train times and station information for Horsham railway station from National Rail Route Map and Timetable for Sutton & Mole Valley Line Route Map and Timetable for Arun Valley Lines Photos of the station and signal box together with English Heritage listing description Feature about the history of the station and signal box since 1834

America (magazine)

America is a national weekly magazine published by the Jesuits of the United States and headquartered in midtown Manhattan. It contains news and opinion about Catholicism and how it relates to American politics and cultural life, it has been published continuously since 1909, is available online. With its Jesuit affiliation, America has been considered a liberal-leaning publication, has been described by The Washington Post as "a favourite of Catholic liberal intellectuals"; the publication was founded in 1909 in New York City by the Jesuits of the United States, who, as of 2018, still maintain and publish the weekly magazine. Francis X. Talbot was its editor-in-chief from 1936 to 1944. Under the leadership of its former editor in chief Thomas J. Reese from 1998 to 2005, the magazine became known for publishing articles and opinion pieces taking positions contrary to official Catholic teaching on matters such as homosexuality, priestly celibacy, birth control, the abortion debate; the magazine came under the scrutiny of the Holy See, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had proposed a committee of censors to review the magazine’s content.

Reese resigned in May 2005. The National Catholic Reporter claimed that Reese's resignation was forced by the Vatican, although America and the Society of Jesus in Rome denied this. In 2009, under the leadership of Drew Christiansen, the editorial board gave support to an invitation for US President Barack Obama to receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame, which had become controversial after directives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops discouraged Catholic Universities from honoring pro-choice politicians and activists. On October 1, 2012, Matt Malone became the 14th editor-in-chief, he was the youngest editor-in-chief in the magazine's history. In September 2013, the magazine published an interview with Pope Francis, conducted by fellow Jesuit Antonio Spadaro. In the spring of 2014, Malone announced that America would open its first Rome bureau and that Gerard O'Connell would be its Vatican correspondent. In 2015, America Media began operating a website published by Jesuits in formation.

On February 28, 2017, America launched a podcast, targeted at young Catholics. Official website

Pledge (The Gazette song)

"Pledge" is a maxi-single featuring a winter ballad by the Japanese rock band the Gazette. It was released on December 2010 in two editions; the first edition has two types, A and B. Type A includes two songs "Pledge" and "The True Murderous Intent", a DVD containing the music video and making for the song "Pledge". Type B includes two songs, a DVD which contains three songs of their latest concert; the second edition comes with a bonus track "Voiceless Fear. This is winter ballad song". Disc one"Pledge" - 6:04 "The True Murderous Intent" - 3:22Disc two"Pledge: Music Clip + Making" Disc one"Pledge" - 6:04 "The True Murderous Intent" - 3:22Disc two - Tour10 Nameless Liberty Six Bullets-01- 2010.7.22 at Nippon Budokan ""Shiver" "Discharge" "Swallowtail on the Death Valley" "Pledge" - 6:04 "The True Murderous Intent" - 3:22 "Voiceless Fear" - 5:16 The PV to "Pledge" was released a few weeks before its initial release. The single reached a peak mark of #2 on the Japanese Oricon Weekly Charts

2011 VFL season

The 130th season of the Victorian Football League/Victorian Football Association was held in 2011. The league contracted from fourteen teams to thirteen, after the Gold Coast Football Club left and entered the Australian Football League; the fledgling Gold Coast club had used the 2009 TAC Cup season and the 2010 VFL season as preparation for joining the AFL. There was speculation that the Greater Western Sydney Giants, which had played TAC Cup in 2010 and was set to join the AFL in 2012, may have spent the 2011 season in the VFL under a similar plan, but instead the club opted to play in the North East Australian Football League; the VFL continued to serve as both the top state-level football league in Victoria, as a reserves competition for Victorian-based clubs in the Australian Football League, as had been the case since 2000. The affiliation agreements between VFL and AFL clubs were unchanged from 2010; the top three teams from 2010 – North Ballarat, Northern Bullants and Williamstown – competed in the inaugural Foxtel Cup competition, with Williamstown winning the event.

Port Melbourne dominated the 2011 season, winning twenty-one games in a row to win the premiership undefeated. In the home-and-away season, the Borough finished with a record of 18-0, finishing four games clear atop the ladder; the Borough maintained its undefeated record through the finals to claim the premiership, replicating the feat of Geelong West's 1972 team, but becoming the first team to achieve the feat in the top division since North Melbourne in 1918. The J. J. Liston Trophy was won for the second consecutive year by Shane Valenti, who polled 25 votes. Valenti finished ahead of Matthew Bate, second with 15 votes, Ben Jolley, third with 13 votes; the Frosty Miller Medal was won by Patrick Rose. The Fothergill-Round Medal was won by Ahmed Saad The top three teams, Port Melbourne and Werribee, qualified for the 2012 Foxtel Cup tournament; the reserves premiership was won by Box Hill. Box Hill 18.10 defeated Coburg 7.11 in the Grand Final, played as a curtain-raiser to the seniors first preliminary final on 17 September at TEAC Oval.

List of VFA/VFL premiers Australian Rules Football Victorian Football League Australian Football League 2011 AFL season AFL Victoria website Official VFL website