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Alumni Stadium

Alumni Stadium is a football stadium located on the lower campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 6 miles west of downtown Boston. It is the home of the Boston College Eagles, its present seating capacity is 44,500. Alumni Field, Boston College's first stadium, opened in 1915 and was located just south of Gasson Quadrangle, on the site of the present Stokes Hall, an academic building for the humanities that opened in 2013. Before the building of Stokes, the area was known as The Dustbowl, a nickname that originated as a description of Alumni Field in the years when it was intensely used as a practice field, a baseball diamond, a running track. Formally dedicated "as a memorial to the boys that were" on October 30, 1915, Alumni Field and its distinctive "maroon goal-posts on a field of green" were hailed in that evening's edition of the Boston Saturday Evening Transcript as "one of the sights in Boston." The original grandstands, which could accommodate 2,200 spectators in 1915, were enlarged over the subsequent years to 25,000.

Nonetheless Alumni Field proved too small for BC football games, which were held at Fenway Park, Braves Field, beginning in the 1930s. On September 21, 1957, Alumni Stadium opened on Boston College's lower campus; the new stadium incorporated a football field encircled by a regulation track with a seating capacity of 26,000. The dedication game, a match-up with the Midshipmen of the U. S. Naval Academy, was orchestrated with the help of BC benefactor and then-Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy. Kennedy, who had received his honorary degree at Commencement Exercises in Alumni Field the previous year, would return to Alumni Stadium on a number of occasions over the course of his political career, including a 1963 Convocation Address, one of his last public appearances. Alumni Stadium has hosted numerous intellectual and cultural luminaries, religious leaders and heads of state as the venue for Boston College's annual Commencement Exercises since 1957. In addition to being the permanent home of the Boston College football team, Alumni Stadium hosted the Boston Patriots of the American Football League during the 1969 season.

As the home of the Boston College Eagles, Alumni Stadium has been the site of numerous notable moments in Boston College football history. On September 17, 2005, Alumni Stadium hosted BC's inaugural game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 1971, the stadium was expanded to 32,000 seats and artificial turf and lights were installed; the stadium was rebuilt again in 1988 as matching upper decks and a new press box were added. The stadium underwent a major renovation before the 1994 season which eliminated the track and increased capacity to 44,500. Since 1998, a 65-foot -high bubble of inflatable vinyl has covered the stadium from December to March and allowed the field to be used as a winter practice facility; the field surface. In the summer before the 2005 football season, the $27 million Yawkey Athletics Center opened at Alumni Stadium's north end zone, the logo of the Atlantic Coast Conference was added to the FieldTurf. For the 2012 season, Alumni Stadium was outfitted with new FieldTurf.

List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums

Pill Hill (Atlanta)

Pill Hill is a major cluster of hospitals and doctors’ offices in northern metro Atlanta, United States. Pill Hill is in Sandy Springs, near the intersection of Georgia 400 and Interstate 285, in the Perimeter Center district. Pill Hill has become the health-care mecca of Atlanta, with three hospitals, hundreds of physician practices, multiple outpatient centers and support services making it a premier location for medical practices. Pill Hill has grown exponentially since it began taking shape in the late 1960s when Scottish Rite, a children’s convalescent home, expanded into a full-fledged medical center in 1965. Northside Hospital became the first major medical provider to build on Pill Hill in 1970, Saint Joseph’s was built soon after; the area has seen a major transformation over the past 40 years, as Northside has grown from 250 beds to 537 beds, while Saint Joseph’s completed a 64-bed expansion in 2005 to bring it to a total of 410 beds. Public transportation serves the district through the Medical Center MARTA Station, an at-ground rail station on the north line.

The Hospitals located in the district are: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Emory Healthcare St. Joseph's Hospital Northside Hospital City of Sandy Springs

1988 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1988 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth race of the 1988 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari. Wayne Gardner on pole. Through the first turn, it was Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, Didier De Radiguès, Pierfrancesco Chili and Gardner. At the end of the first lap, it was Lawson, De Radiguès, Gardner and Wayne Rainey. Another few laps and it was Lawson, Gardner, De Radiguès a small gap to Rainey and Schwantz. Lawson got a gap from a re-formed quartet behind. Christian Sarron went down at a chicane, forcing Kevin Niall Mackenzie off the track. On the cool down lap there was a collision between Tadahiko Taira and Raymond Roche

Battle of TorĂ 

The Battle of Torà was a defensive battle of the Reconquista, fought between an alliance of Catalan counts and an army of the Caliphate of Córdoba in 1003 at Torà, Lleida. The main source for the battle is Andrew of Fleury, who received his information, detailed and accurate, during a trip to the Catalonia, he incorporated the account in his Miracula sancti Benedicti around 1043. The four Christian counts of the battle were Raymond Borell of Barcelona, Bernard I of Besalú, Wifred II of Cerdagne, Ermengol I of Urgell; the German historian of the Crusades Carl Erdmann supposed the leader of the Muslim army to be Abd al-Malik, the son of the deceased hajib Almanzor. When Andrew records that the caliph himself Hisham II, died in the encounter, he is rehearsing a local legend; the battle is not dated by any chronicler, but the names of the counts restrict it to between the years 992 and 1010. A date of 1003 has been deduced by Erdmann from other accounts that a Muslim army moved through the County of Barcelona and passed into the south of the County of Urgell in the summer of 1003.

The exact location of the battle, Thoranum castrum, is given by Andrew. The Muslims, according to both Latin and Arabic sources, were defeated and one of their leading men killed; the Muslims retreated to their own territory. The result of this second battle is unclear, but it was the end of the brief war, the campaigning season. Andrew reports the battle in terms as if describing a holy war; the Muslims, whose numbers he puts at 17,000, are "new Philistines". Bernard of Besalú he quotes as reasoning that if the saints Peter and Michael and the Virgin Mary each kill 5,000 Muslims, there will be a manageable number left for the soldiers. Bernard recalls that the Muslims are slain before they have a chance to retreat. According to Andrew, after the battle the Virgin Mary miraculously brought news of the Christian victory to as far away as Monte Sant'Angelo. Despite the theme of religious warfare, Spanish historians have not picked up on Andrew's account

Hugo Wilson

Hugo Wilson is an English artist and sculptor. Wilson was born in London, he is the son of Kenneth Wilson, of East Chisenbury and Diana Wilson, of Battersea, London. At the age of 17 he went to Florence, Italy to be trained as a painter at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, from 2000 to 2004, received a Master's degree from the City and Guilds of London Institute in 2008. Wilson has had solo shows at London. 2014, Wilson married Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis, daughter of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Countess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau, at St. Joseph's Church in Tutzing, Germany, they have two daughters. He works in London. Official website

Keep It Pimp & Gangsta

Keep It Pimp & Gangsta is the third album released by rap group, Dirty. It was released on February 25, 2003 through Universal Records and was produced by member, Big Pimp, The Highly Respected Dr. Fangaz, Cool & Dre and Mannie Fresh. Keep It Pimp & Gangsta is thus far, Dirty's most successful album chart-wise, peakin at #63 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and was the duo's last album distributed by Universal, as they would join the famed Southern hip hop label Rap-a-Lot Records. "Feel Me Ni"- 4:39 "C'mon"- 4:45 "Keep It"- 4:15 "That's Dirty"- 4:13 "Think About U"- 4:20 "Lose Control"- 5:10 "Hoochie Mama"- 4:06 "Sholl Iz"- 4:05 "Ackamonkey"- 4:54 "Woodgrain"- 5:15 "Fuck Witcha"- 4:34 "My Cadillac"- 3:31 "Chicken Hustlin'"- 4:46 "Gangsta"- 4:16 "Ghetto Opera"- 4:15 "Where da Luv"- 4:28 "Ghetto Ride"- 5:12