Imoco Volley is an Italian women's volleyball club based in Conegliano and playing in the Serie A1. The club was founded on 15 March 2012, two months after the bankruptcy of Spes Volley the other volleyball team in Conegliano. In April 2012, it acquired a Serie A1 licence from Parma Volley Girls, that meant the club started playing directly at the highest Italian league, it has been playing under the name Imoco Volley Conegliano since its foundation in 2012. The club won the Serie A1 for the first time in 2015–16, winning the Italian Super Cup a few months on 8 December 2016. On 5 March 2017, the club won the Italian Cup for the first time after beating Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena 3–0 in the final. Season 2018–2019 National League: 12015–16, 2017–18 Coppa Italia: 12016–17 Italian Super Cup: 22016–17, 2018–19 Official website
Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University is a state-related, land-grant, doctoral university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855 as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania, known as the University of State College, Penn State conducts teaching and public service, its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Its University Park campus, the flagship campus, lies within the Borough of State College and College Township, it has two law schools: Penn State Law, on the school's University Park campus, Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle, 90 miles south of State College. The College of Medicine is located in Hershey. Penn State has another 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special mission campuses located across the state. Penn State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 46,800 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. It has the world's largest dues-paying alumni association; the university's total enrollment in 2015–16 was 97,500 across its 24 campuses and online through its World Campus. The university offers more than 160 majors among all its campuses and administers $3.62 billion in endowment and similar funds. The university's research expenditures totaled $836 million during the 2016 fiscal year. Annually, the university hosts the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, the world's largest student-run philanthropy; this event is held at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. In 2014, THON raised a program record of $13.3 million. The university's athletics teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Penn State Nittany Lions, they compete in the Big Ten Conference for most sports. The school was founded as a degree-granting institution on February 22, 1855, by Pennsylvania's state legislature as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.
Centre County, became the home of the new school when James Irvin of Bellefonte, donated 200 acres of land – the first of 10,101 acres the school would acquire. In 1862, the school's name was changed to the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, with the passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, Pennsylvania selected the school in 1863 to be the state's sole land-grant college; the school's name changed to the Pennsylvania State College in 1874. George W. Atherton became president of the school in 1882, broadened the curriculum. Shortly after he introduced engineering studies, Penn State became one of the ten largest engineering schools in the nation. Atherton expanded the liberal arts and agriculture programs, for which the school began receiving regular appropriations from the state in 1887. A major road in State College has been named in Atherton's honor. Additionally, Penn State's Atherton Hall, a well-furnished and centrally located residence hall, is named not after George Atherton himself, but after his wife, Frances Washburn Atherton.
His grave is in front of Schwab Auditorium near Old Main, marked by an engraved marble block in front of his statue. In the years that followed, Penn State grew becoming the state's largest grantor of baccalaureate degrees and reaching an enrollment of 5,000 in 1936. Around that time, a system of commonwealth campuses was started by President Ralph Dorn Hetzel to provide an alternative for Depression-era students who were economically unable to leave home to attend college. In 1953, President Milton S. Eisenhower, brother of then-U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and won permission to elevate the school to university status as The Pennsylvania State University. Under his successor Eric A. Walker, the university acquired hundreds of acres of surrounding land, enrollment nearly tripled. In addition, in 1967, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a college of medicine and hospital, was established in Hershey with a $50 million gift from the Hershey Trust Company. In the 1970s, the university became a state-related institution.
As such, it now belongs to the Commonwealth System of Higher Education. In 1975, the lyrics in Penn State's alma mater song were revised to be gender-neutral in honor of International Women's Year. In 1989, the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport joined ranks with the university, in 2000, so did the Dickinson School of Law; the university is now the largest in Pennsylvania, in 2003, it was credited with having the second-largest impact on the state economy of any organization, generating an economic effect of over $17 billion on a budget of $2.5 billion. To offset the lack of funding due to the limited growth in state appropriations to Penn State, the university has concentrated its efforts on philanthropy. In 2011, the university and its football team garnered major international media attention and criticism due to a sex abuse scandal in which university officials were alleged to have covered up incidents of child sexual abuse by former football team
International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games; the IOC is the governing body of the National Olympic Committees, which are the national constituents of the worldwide Olympic Movement. As of 2016, there are 206 NOCs recognised by the IOC; the current president of the IOC is Thomas Bach of Germany, who succeeded Jacques Rogge of Belgium in September 2013. The IOC was created by Pierre de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president; as of January 2019, its membership consists of 96 active members, 45 honorary members, an honorary president and two honour members. The IOC is the supreme authority of the worldwide modern Olympic movement; the IOC organises the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years. The first Summer Olympics was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
The first Summer YOG were in Singapore in 2010 and the first Winter YOG in Innsbruck were in 2012. Until 1992, both Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year. After that year, the IOC shifted the Winter Olympics to the years between Summer Games, to help space the planning of the two events from one another, improve the financial balance of the IOC, which receives a proportionally greater income in Olympic years. In 2009, the UN General Assembly granted the IOC Permanent Observer status; the decision enables the IOC to be directly involved in the UN Agenda and to attend UN General Assembly meetings where it can take the floor. In 1993, the General Assembly approved a Resolution to further solidify IOC–UN cooperation by reviving the Olympic Truce. During each proclamation at the Olympics, announcers speak in different languages: French is always spoken first, followed by an English translation, the dominant language of the host nation; the IOC received approval in November 2015 to construct a new headquarters in Lausanne.
The cost of the project was estimated to stand at $156m. The IOC announced on 11 February 2019 that "Olympic House" would be inaugurated on 23 June 2019 to coincide with its 125th anniversary; the Olympic Museum remains in Lausanne. The stated mission of the IOC is to promote the Olympics throughout the world and to lead the Olympic Movement: To encourage and support the organisation and coordination of sport and sports competitions, it is the IOC's supreme organ and its decisions are final. Extraordinary Sessions may be convened by the President or upon the written request of at least one third of the members. Among others, the powers of the Session are: To amend the Olympic Charter. To elect the members of the IOC, the Honorary President and the honorary members. To elect the President, the Vice-Presidents and all other members of the IOC Executive Board. To elect the host city of the Olympic Games. In addition to the Olympic medals for competitors, the IOC awards a number of other honours; the IOC President's Trophy is the highest sports award given to athletes who have excelled in their sport and had an extraordinary career and created a lasting impact on their sport The Pierre de Coubertin medal is awarded to athletes who demonstrate a special spirit of sportsmanship in Olympic events The Olympic Cup is awarded to institutions or associations with a record of merit and integrity in developing the Olympic Movement The Olympic Order is awarded to individuals for distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement, superseded the Olympic Certificate The Olympic Laurel is awarded to individuals for promoting education, culture and peace through sport The Olympic town status has been given to some towns which have been important for the Olympic movement For most of its existence, the IOC was controlled by members who were selected by other members.
Countries that had hosted. When named, they did not become the representatives of their respective countries to the IOC, but rather the opposite, IOC members in their respective countries. "Granted the honour of becoming a member of the International Olympic Committee and declaring myself aware of my responsibilities in such a capacity, I undertake to serve the Olympic Movement to the best of my ability. The membership of IOC members ceases in the following circumstances: Resignation: any IOC member may cease their membership at any tim
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating; the Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896; the IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority. The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games; some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for snow and ice sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, the Youth Olympic Games for athletes aged 14 to 18, the five Continental games, the World Games for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
The Deaflympics and Special Olympics are endorsed by the IOC. The IOC has had to adapt to a variety of economic and technological advancements; the abuse of amateur rules by the Eastern Bloc nations prompted the IOC to shift away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allowing participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialisation of the Games. World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games; the Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations, National Olympic Committees, organising committees for each specific Olympic Games. As the decision-making body, the IOC is responsible for choosing the host city for each Games, organises and funds the Games according to the Olympic Charter; the IOC determines the Olympic programme, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games. There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold and bronze, respectively; the Games have grown so much. This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, bribery, a terrorist attack in 1972; every two years the Olympics and its media exposure provide athletes with the chance to attain national and sometimes international fame. The Games constitute an opportunity for the host city and country to showcase themselves to the world; the Ancient Olympic Games were religious and athletic festivals held every four years at the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. Competition was among representatives of several kingdoms of Ancient Greece; these Games featured athletic but combat sports such as wrestling and the pankration and chariot racing events. It has been written that during the Games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the Games were finished.
This cessation of hostilities was known as truce. This idea is a modern myth; the truce did allow those religious pilgrims who were travelling to Olympia to pass through warring territories unmolested because they were protected by Zeus. The origin of the Olympics is shrouded in legend. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of holding them every four years; the myth continues that after Heracles completed his twelve labours, he built the Olympic Stadium as an honour to Zeus. Following its completion, he walked in a straight line for 200 steps and called this distance a "stadion", which became a unit of distance; the most accepted inception date for the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon, wrestling and equestrian events. Tradition has it that a cook from the city of Elis, was the first Olympic champion; the Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, featuring sporting events alongside ritual sacrifices honouring both Zeus and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia.
Pelops was famous for his chariot race with King Oenomaus of Pisatis. The winners of the events were immortalised in poems and statues; the Games were held every four years, this period, known as an Olympiad, was used by Greeks as one of their units of time measurement. The Games were part of a cycle known as the Panhellenic Games, which included the Pythian Games, the Nemean Games, the Isthmian Games; the Olympic Games reached their zenith in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, but gradually declined in importance as the Romans gained power and influence in Gr
Yoshie Takeshita is a Japanese volleyball player who played for JT Marvelous. She is Head Coach of Japanese volleyball team Victorina Himeji, she played for the All-Japan women's volleyball team and was a participant at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Olympics. At the 2012 Olympics, she was part of the Japanese team, she was part of the 2010 Japanese Women's team that won bronze at the world championships, beating the US in the bronze medal match. Her nickname is strongest setter, she was the captain of the Japanese volleyball team during the 2006 World Championship and took the most valuable player award. On 28 September 2012 JT Marvelous announced her retirement. On 21 June 2013 Takeshita was selected to become a member of the directors of Japan Volleyball Association. Her husband is the Japanese baseball player Hirotaka Egusa, she became a volleyball player at 10 years old. Her nickname is "Tenn", though she has not publicly revealed the origin of the nickname. Shiranuijoshi High School NEC Red Rockets JT Marvelous 2004 Olympic Qualifier "Best Setter" 2006 World Championship "Most Valuable Player" 2006 World Championship "Best Setter" 2008 Olympic Qualifier "Best Setter" 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Setter" 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Setter" 2011 World Cup "Best Setter" 1998 4th V.
League - Runner-Up, with NEC Red Rockets. 2000 6th V. League - Champion, with NEC Red Rockets. 2001 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship - Champion, with NEC Red Rockets. 2002 8th V. League - Runner-Up, with NEC Red Rockets. 2003 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship - Runner-Up, with JT Marvelous. 2004 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship - Runner-Up, with JT Marvelous. 2006-2007 V. Premier League - Runner-Up, with JT Marvelous. 2007 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship - Runner-Up, with JT Marvelous. 2009-2010 V. Premier League - Runner-Up, with JT Marvelous. 2010 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Tournament - Runner-Up, with JT Marvelous. 2010-2011 V. Premier League - Champion, with JT Marvelous. 2011 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Tournament - Champion, with JT Marvelous. 2003: 5th place in the World Cup in Japan 2004: 5th place in the Olympic Games of Athens 2005: Bronze Medal in the 13th Senior Asian Championship 2006: 6th place in the World Championship in Japan 2006: Silver Medal in Asian Game 2006 2007: 7th place in the World Cup in Japan 2007: Gold Medal in the 14th Senior Asian Championship at Thailand 2008: 5th place in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2010: Bronze Medal in the World Championship 2011: 5th place in the World Grand Prix Final round 2011: Silver Medal in the 16th Senior Asian Championship 2011: 4th place in the World Cup in Japan 2012: Bronze Medal in the Olympic Games of London FIVB biography Official Profile - Amuse, Inc
Leland is an unincorporated community in the U. S. state of Michigan. It was the county seat of Leelanau County from 1883 to 2008, when a new government center was completed in Suttons Bay Township, closer to the county's geographic center. Leland is located in Leland Township, it is at the mouth of the Leland River on Lake Michigan. Leland is the departure point for ferry service to both South Manitou Islands; the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is nearby and Traverse City is about 25 miles to the southeast. Leaving Leland, going south on M-22, there is a sign that reads "45th Parallel Halfway Between Equator & North Pole." Leland is built on the site of one of the oldest and largest Ottawa villages on the Leelanau Peninsula. Where the Leland River flows into Lake Michigan, there was a natural fish ladder; the settlement was called Mishi-me-go-bing, meaning "the place where canoes run up into the river to land, because they have no harbor" or alternatively Che-ma-go-bing or Chi-mak-a-ping.
White settlers, who began arriving in the 1830s took advantage of the location as a fishing settlement. White settlement increased after Antoine Manseau, with his son Antoine Jr. and John Miller, built a dam and sawmill on the river in 1854. Construction of the dam raised the water level 12 feet and what had been three natural lakes in the river all became a single lake now known as Lake Leelanau; the settlers built wooden docks, which allowed steamers and schooners to transport new settlers and supplies. From 1870 to 1884, the Leland Lake Superior Iron Co. operated an iron smelter north of the river mouth, supplied with ore from the Upper Peninsula and charcoal made from local maple and beech timber. In 1884, the plant was sold to the Leland Lumber Co.. Other sawmills and shingle mills operated in Leland during the years 1885-1900; as early as 1880, commercial fishermen sailed out of the harbor to catch trout and whitefish, building wooden shacks where they processed their catch and serviced their fleet.
Up to eight powered tugs once sailed out of "Fishtown,". Today, the historic fishing settlement and two fish tugs and Janice Sue, are owned by a non-profit organization, Fishtown Preservation Society. Fishtown is home to a thriving charter fishing business; the riverfront is lined by a boardwalk and quaint shacks that have been converted into tourist shops. Around 1900, wealthy individuals from Chicago, Cincinnati and other Midwestern industrial centers began to visit Leland and build summer cottages, arriving by Lake Michigan passenger steamer or by Lake Leelanau steamer from the railhead near Traverse City; this led to the construction of resort hotels, the growth of Leland as a summer resort. M-22 Leland is home to the Leelanau Historical Museum, two blocks from Fishtown. Tim Allen, actor Thomas W. L. Ashley, U. S. representative The Ball Brothers and philanthropists Charles E. Bennison, Episcopal bishop of Pennsylvania Barbara Ninde Byfield, illustrator Mark Clark, WW2 general, Citadel president John J. Gilligan, U.
S. representative, governor of Ohio Alisha Glass, Olympic volleyball player Jim Harrison, township resident from 1968-2002 Harlan Hatcher, University of Michigan president Arthur F. Lederle, U. S. federal judge Alvin Mansfield Owsley, diplomat Keewaydinoquay Peschel, herbalist, educator Emelia Schaub, county prosecutor, first female attorney in Michigan Kathleen Sebelius, U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, governor of Kansas, daughter of John J. Gilligan Tobin Sprout, guitarist Clarke Historical Library, Michigan University, Bibliography for Leelanau County Bogue, Margaret. Around the Shores of Lake Michigan: A Guide to Historic Sites. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. Byron, M. Christine, Thomas R. Wilson. Vintage Views of Leelanau County. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2002. Dickinson, Frederick W. A Short History of the Leland Iron Works. Annotated by Harley W. Rhodehamel. Leland, MI: Leelanau Historical Society, 1996. Littell, Edmund M. 100 Years in Leelanau. Leland: The Print Shop, 1965.
Littell, Joseph. Leland: An Historical Sketch. Reprinted 1959. Mitchell, John C. Wood Boats of Leelanau: A Photographic Journal. Leland, MI: Leelanau Historical Society, 2007. Reed, Earl H; the Dune Country. Berrien Springs, MI: Hardscrabble Books, 1979.. Ruchhoft, Robert H. Exploring North Manitou, South Manitou and Garden Islands of the Lake Michigan Archipelago. Cincinnati, OH: Pucelle Press, 1991. Sommers, Laurie Kay. Fishtown: Leland, Michigan's Historic Fishery. Traverse City, MI: Arbutus Press, 2012. Wood, Mable C. Scooterville, U. S. A. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1962. Fishtown pictures Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Penn State Nittany Lions women's volleyball
The Penn State Nittany Lions women's volleyball program has had a long tradition. It was founded in 1976 by Tom Tait, long-time coach of the men's team, who coached the women's team from 1976–79 and was named a USA Volleyball All-Time great coach in 2007. Russ Rose has been the head coach since 1979, he has led the program to seven NCAA National Championships, in 1999, each year from 2007 through 2010, in 2013 and 2014. After the 2015 season he has an overall record of 1189–186. On September 21, 2007, Rose earned his 900th career victory with a win over Michigan State, becoming only the third Division I coach to reach the milestone. On December 17, 2009 Rose notched his 1,000th career win with a victory over Hawaii in four sets to advance to his third consecutive national championship game with the Nittany Lions. Two nights on December 19, his team earned their third consecutive national championship with a come-from-behind, 3 sets to 2 victory over Texas to run their consecutive match win streak to 102.
It was the first time during the win streak that Penn State lost the first two sets. Prior to entering the Big Ten Conference in 1991, Rose's teams experienced unprecedented success in the Atlantic 10 Conference, winning eight straight championships, never losing a conference match in that time. In 1990, Penn State entered the NCAA tournament undefeated with a 42–0 record; the Nittany Lions swept Purdue and Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, before losing to Nebraska in the NCAA Regional Final. Of the team's 44 wins, 40 were a school and national record. Penn State finished sixth in the final 1990 Tachikara Coaches Poll, the program’s highest final ranking at the time. In addition, Rose earned his first AVCA National Coach of the Year honor. In 1993, the Nittany Lions surged into their third year of Big Ten play and won their second consecutive conference title. At the NCAA Tournament, the team strung together four victories and earned the right to play for the National Championship against Long Beach State.
In 1994, Rose coached the Nittany Lions to a second straight NCAA national semifinal appearance and picked up his 500th career win early in the season. Placing second in the Big Ten with a 17–3 conference mark, the Nittany Lions posted a 31–4 ledger on the year and ended the regular-season ranked No. 5, at the time their highest regular-season finish ever. Season highlights included beating eventual national runner-up and perennial powerhouse UCLA at the Volleyball Monthly Invitational and No. 1-ranked and undefeated Nebraska in Lincoln at the NCAA Mideast Regional final to advance to their second straight national semifinal. In 1997, Rose's Nittany Lions finished as runners-up to Stanford in the NCAA National Championship game after defeating Florida, 3–0, in the semifinals. Penn State, favored to win, made their third Final Four appearance in five years. Terri Zemaitis was named the NCAA championship MVP. After posting a runner-up finish in 1997, the Lions made it back to the NCAA Championship match in 1998.
The team cruised through the regular season with 28 of those coming in three sets. Penn State became only the second school to close out the Big Ten schedule with a perfect 20–0 mark. After winning its fifth Big Ten title, Penn State hosted the NCAA First and Second rounds and the Central Regional, they swept past Bucknell, Clemson and Brigham Young to earn a spot in the school’s fourth national semifinal. Once they reached the NCAA Final Four in Madison, the season ended much like 1997. Penn State defeated 3 -- 1, to advance to the national championship match, and once again, the Lions had to rally from a 0–2 deficit to force a fifth game, only to come up short against Long Beach State for the NCAA title. Despite losing, Cacciamani was named co-MVP for the tournament. Rose led Penn State to the program's first NCAA National Championship and their second-consecutive 20–0 record in Big Ten play, becoming the first team in conference history to pull off the feat. In the national semifinals, they defeated Pacific, 3–2, in the finals they defeated Stanford, 3–0, with scores of 15–2, 15–10, 15–7, marking the first time all season that Stanford had been swept.
Lauren Cacciamani was named the championship MVP for the second consecutive year. Bonnie Bremner and Cacciamani were named first team All-Americans. Bremner became Penn State's first four-time All-American. Cacciamani was named the AVCA National Player of the Year, Big Ten Player of the Year, Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year and the Honda Award winner for volleyball. In addition, the 1999 Nittany Lions extended their NCAA record home-match winning streak to 80 straight, eclipsing the previous standard of 58 set by Florida from 1990–94; the Lions streak was put to a halt at 87 matches with a loss to Minnesota on Sept. 29, 2000. Penn State had last dropped a match at Rec Hall on Nov. 24, 1994, when they suffered a 3–2 setback to Illinois, a span of over five seasons. The 87 home-match winning streak was only outranked by the basketball trio of Kentucky, 1943–55. Russ Rose earned his 700th career victory on September 2000, in a sweep of West Virginia. In 2005, the Nittany Lions claimed their third consecutive Big Ten title with an unblemished 20–0 league record, the sixth time since 1985 that the champion had been perfect, but were upset in the NCAA tournament regional semi-final on their home court.
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