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Andrew Durante

Andrew James Durante is a New Zealand international footballer who plays for Western United in the A-League. Born in Sydney, Durante played youth football with Sydney Olympic before making his senior debut at the club, he played for Parramatta Power before moving to Singapore to play for Balestier Khalsa. After returning to Australia to play for Sydney United, Durante joined Newcastle Jets in the newly formed A-League. Durante joined Wellington Phoenix in 2008 and was given the captaincy and is the player with the most appearances for the club, he has spent time on loan at Sydney FC for the Asian Champions League in 2011. Durante became eligible to play for New Zealand in 2013. Durante won the A-League Grand Final with the Jets in 2008 and was awarded the Joe Marston Medal in a man-of-the-match performance. Durante joined the Phoenix in as captain at the start of the 2008–09 season and made an instant impact helping them make the final of the Pre-Season cup against Melbourne Victory, only narrowly losing 7–8 on penalty kicks.

In October 2009 Durante extended his contract with Wellington Phoenix until the end of 2011–12 season. Durante played every minute of the 2009–10 season for the Phoenix and along with Ben Sigmund for most of the season and utility Jon McKain, helped Wellington to their best defensive season in their history, conceding just 29 goals in 27 league matches of the regular season. Durante led the Phoenix to a first-ever A-League finals appearance at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season after finishing in 4th place, earning them a home playoff match against 5th placed Perth Glory. In March 2010, Durante scored his first A-league and Wellington Phoenix goal against Sydney FC in the preliminary final. On 21 February 2011, Durante and the Phoenix announced that he would be loaned to Sydney FC for their Asian Champions League campaign, he made 5 appearances for Sydney FC during the campaign. In January 2012 Durante extended his contract with Wellington by a further two years keeping him at the club until at least 2015.

On 5 November 2016 Durante reached 250 A-league appearances, the first outfield player to do so in the league. On 2 February 2018 Durante broke the all-time A-League appearance record playing his 279 game in a loss to Sydney FC. Breaking goalkeeper Danny Vukovic record of 278 appearances. On 11 June 2019 it was announced that Durante would be leaving the Wellington Phoenix after 11 seasons. On 17 June 2019, it was announced Durante had signed for Western United for the 2019/20 Hyundai A league season. Durante was selected in Pim Verbeek's Socceroo squad in February 2010 for Australia's 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification match against Indonesia. Durante became a New Zealand citizen on 6 March 2013 and the next day was named in his first All Whites squad, he made his international debut for New Zealand in their World Cup Qualifier against the Solomon Islands in Honiara. Durante made nine appearances for the national team before stepping aside from international football in 2015. In September 2016, he made himself available again for national team selection and was subsequently named in the team to tour the United States to play USA and Mexico in October 2016.

In June 2017 he played in all 3 games at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, playing against the hosts Russia and Portugal. Durante went on to make 24 appearances for the national team before announcing his full retirement from international football in November 2017 after the loss to Peru in the 2nd leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification Intercontinental Playoff Sydney Olympic NSL Championship: 2001–02Newcastle Jets A-League Championship: 2008 Joe Marston Medal: 2008 Wellington Phoenix Player of the Year: 2009–10, 2012–13 PFA A-League Team of the Season: 2011–12, 2014–15 Andrew Durante profile OzFootball.net Andrew Durante at Soccerway Andrew Durante – FIFA competition record

Pilsbury Castle

Pilsbury Castle was a Norman castle in Derbyshire near the present-day village of Pilsbury, overlooking the River Dove. Pilsbury Castle occupied an area of high ground 175 by 150 yards overlooking the River Dove, near the village of Pilsbury; the castle was originally an Iron Age fortification before being used by the Normans, the name "Pilsbury Castle" forms from the Celtic pil, the Saxon bury and the Norman castel, all meaning "fortified site". In early medieval times, the site would have been located along the River Dove routeway, would have overlooked a key crossing point; the Normans built a substantial motte-and-bailey castle on the site, several theories have been put forward as to when and who did so. One theory is; the area around Pilsbury was granted to Henry de Ferrers by King William. Henry built other castles at Tutbury and Duffield, making Pilsbury part of this set of 11th-century fortifications. An alternative suggestion is that the it was built by Robert de Ferrers or his father, around the period known as The Anarchy for, while the de Ferrers supported Stephen of England, the neighbouring Earl of Chester supported Empress Matilda.

The castle itself includes a motte and two bailey enclosures 40 metres and 45 metres across respectively. It had timber defences and additional flanking earthworks; the castle appears to have been abandoned in subsequent years, it may be that it was destroyed after William de Ferrers' part in the Revolt of 1173–74, or it might have become abandoned when the land passed to the Duchy of Lancaster after the sixth Earl was dispossessed. Alternatively, it may have become redundant as nearby Hartington grew in importance and the village of Pilsbury became depopulated. By the 20th century there was little to see except for a mound on a limestone outcrop and the remains of various earthworks. At the beginning of the present century, archaeological surveys revealed the foundations of the castle; the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Castles in Great Britain and Ireland List of castles in England Cox, J. C. "Ancient Earthworks," in Page. Landon, N. P. Ash, A. Payne, G. Phillips "Pilsbury: A Forgotten Castle," Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, Vol 126.

Pp 82‑102. Page, William; the Victoria History of the County of Derby, vol. 1. London: James Street. Turbutt, G. A History of Derbyshire. Volume 2: Medieval Derbyshire. Cardiff: Merton Priory Press. Pilsbury Castle website

Lucas's theorem

In number theory, Lucas's theorem expresses the remainder of division of the binomial coefficient by a prime number p in terms of the base p expansions of the integers m and n. Lucas's theorem first appeared in 1878 in papers by Édouard Lucas. For non-negative integers m and n and a prime p, the following congruence relation holds: ≡ ∏ i = 0 k, where m = m k p k + m k − 1 p k − 1 + ⋯ + m 1 p + m 0, n = n k p k + n k − 1 p k − 1 + ⋯ + n 1 p + n 0 are the base p expansions of m and n respectively; this uses the convention that = 0 if m < n. ProofsThere are several ways to prove Lucas's theorem. A binomial coefficient is divisible by a prime p if and only if at least one of the base p digits of n is greater than the corresponding digit of m. Kummer's theorem asserts that the largest integer k such that pk divides the binomial coefficient is equal to the number of carries that occur when n and m − n are added in the base p. Andrew Granville has given a generalization of Lucas's theorem to the case of p being a power of prime.

Lucas's Theorem at PlanetMath.org. Alternative proof of Lucas's theorem

Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church (Calasiao)

The Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church known as Calasiao Church is a baroque church located in Poblacion West, Pangasinan, Philippines. It belongs to the Vicariate of Sts. Peter and Paul under the Ecclesiastical Province of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan; the 57, 840 Catholics is under the pastoral care of Rev. Fidelis B. Layog, assisted by Rev. Isidro Palinar, Jr. and andRev. Raymund Manaois; the Spanish-colonial-era Church was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Built in several stages from the 17th to 19th centuries by the Dominicans, the best-preserved Pangasinan church bell tower and some parts have been reconstructed because of earthquakes; the 17th Century Calasiao Dominican Provincial chapter church under St. Paul's patronage became Sts. Peter and Paul Parish under Fr. Juan Maldonado de San Pedro Martin as parish priest after 1621. In 1763, Filipino rebel Palaris burned the church.

In 1804. Bishop Miguel Garcia de Nueva Segovia presided over the 1773 Synod of Calasiao at the sprawling Convento. Archbishop Basilio Sancho de Santa Justa y Rufina convened the Council from May to November, 1771. Calasiao had a new church of 3 naves with a bell tower, but in 1841 to 1842, this church was destroyed and rebuilt by Father Dalman in 1852 and burned and restored from 1853 to 1858 by Father Ramos Suarez. The March 16, 1892 earthquake damaged the church. Dominican Vicar Fr. Bonifacio Probanza left Calasiao in 1898; the 1936 Christ. In 1945, the Lingayen cathedral and the archbishop's palace was temporarily transferred to Calasiao amid the miraculous 3 Liberation bombs thrown into the church and convent but failed to explode, The earthquake July 16, 1990 destroyed its belfry. Msgr. Luis B. Ungson reconstructed the church's and restored the bricked front wall, antique statues and the ceiling's original floral motif. Parish priests included. Juan Bello, Fathers Benigno Serafica, José Ferrer and Msgr.

Oscar Aquino under Bishop Jesus Cabrera. The present Parish Priest is Fidelis B. Layog. Msgr. Luis Ungson is assisted by Fr. Ronwell by Fr. Jose R. Carino and Allen O. Romero. At present, the church owns automatic bells or chimes which could be heard within 7- or 8-kilometer radius. Calasiao's prioririty status is due to its geographic representation of various regions across the nation, being one of the largest churches in Pangasinan; the imposing Latin American-style facade of bricks and cement of Calasiao Church, today, is 88.3 meter long, 25 meters wide and 27.3 meters high. The sprawling convent has 2 yards, its 5-storey octagonal brick bell tower with architectural designs that resemble those of the Southeast Asian Hindu-Buddhist Pagodas is 30 meters high. The prized original retablos is ornately decorated with statues of saints; the Baroque-style carved, the painted ceilings and the magnificent overall exterior are preserved for centuries. The intricate sculpture has tone of the Renaissance age's undying European Art as demonstrated by the majesty of its ceiling or dome and the altar from the aisle near the main door.

The magnificent structure's main door, the entrance to the church features some heavy details: "Iglesia Parroquial San Pedro Y San Pablo Calasiao, Pangasinan". The church's large wooden floors on the second floor was setting of Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang and the Sleeping beauty Episode. Outside, could be found including the cave of the Nativity and the Sunico heritage bell on display and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Museo Calasiao, a mini museum stands on the right side of the church inside the sprawling convent which shows some vintage photos and history of the church, its dome-kitchen structure separately engineered from the church and the convent is one of its odd and distinct features. Some parts of the church are being renovated as there are plans to promote it as a tourist attraction. Father Layog adds there are plans to put up a gallery so that visitors can appreciate the church’s historical value. In front of the church and Convento are spacious parking areas for vehicles guarded by a solid iron entrance gate.

Some meters therefrom is the famous "Senor Divino Tesoro Shrine" with the miraculous statue of a crucified Jesus Christ. As one of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul has been at the forefront of Philippine history-Spanish colonial rule, its unique architectural design reflects the Spanish and Latin American architecture integration of indigenous Philippines works of art with Chinese style fusion. Its massive bricks or ladrillo had been designed to withstand revolts and rebellions, due to its fortresses facade, its massive retablo mayor is massive and complex woodwork is seen at the back. Within the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippine Church of Calasiao, known as Earthquake Baroque, has powerful and most imposing buttresses and foundations but failed upon earthquakes' annihilations. In 2001, Calasiao Church was declared as declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts under R.

A. 4896, on September 29, 2001. It is the 5th church to be declared as National Cultural Treasure; the Calasiao church was adjudged as possessing "outstanding historical, artis

Russell Downing

Russell Downing is an English former professional cyclist, who rode competitively between 1999 and 2019 for numerous teams, such as Team Sky and JLT–Condor. He is the younger brother of fellow cyclist Dean Downing, both brothers competed on the UCI Continental Tour and in British Premier Calendar races. Downing was born into a bike racing family: as well as his older brother, his father was a bicycle racer, he was a talented football player, playing with Rotherham United F. C.'s under-16s team, but Downing was convinced to become a professional cyclist by Milk Race winner Chris Walker, who Downing trained with during his late teens. He was the winner of the British National Road Race Championships in 2005. In addition to his national championships, he was successful in some multi-stage races, his biggest victories came in the 2010 Tour de Wallonie, a 2. HC class event, as well as the 2009 Tour of Ireland. For 2010 he signed a one-year contract with the new British Professional Team, Team Sky, became the first Briton to win a stage for the team, picking up a win in the Critérium International.

His contract was renewed for the 2011 season. In November 2011 it was announced that his contract was not being renewed for a third year and he would join the British Continental Team Endura Racing. Following the merger of Endura with Team NetApp Downing joined the NetApp–Endura squad for 2013. In September 2013 it was announced that Russell and Dean Downing would join the new NFTO team for 2014. Russell Downing signed for the Cult Energy Pro Cycling team for the 2015 season, but returned to Britain with JLT–Condor for the 2016 season. Russell Downing at Cycling Archives Russell Downing at ProCyclingStats

Leonard Raffensperger

Leonard Raffensperger was an American football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Iowa for two seasons in 1950 and 1951, compiling a record of 5–10–3. Raffensperger played football and basketball at Iowa and served as a high school football coach for 21 years before joining the Iowa Hawkeyes football staff as an assistant coach in 1948. Born in Victor, Raffensperger did not play high school football, but he tried out for the football team at the University of Iowa and made the squad, he was a reserve lineman for coach Burt Ingwersen who did not see much playing time on the football field, though he did earn a letter with the Iowa basketball team as a sophomore in 1924–25. Before Iowa's homecoming football game against Illinois in 1925, the Hawkeye team received a telegram from Ledrue Galloway, a talented black tackle from the 1924 team, fighting tuberculosis. Galloway's telegram said, "There will be twelve Iowa men on the field to beat Illinois.

I am with you." Things looked bleak at first. But Iowa fought back and delivered a 12–10 victory for their teammate Galloway, who died less than a year later. Raffensperger, a junior, suffered a career-ending knee injury in the game, his playing career at Iowa was over. Raffensperger took a high school coaching job in Reinbeck, Iowa, his football teams posted a 20–7–6 record in four years, from 1927 to 1930. Waterloo East High School in Waterloo, Iowa hired Raffensperger in 1931, he spent the next 17 seasons there, compiling a 90–41–8 record. Iowa's football coach Eddie Anderson was granted a larger coaching staff after the 1947 season, he used it to hire Raffensperger as the coach of his freshman team. Raffensperger served as an assistant to Anderson in this capacity for two seasons. At the conclusion of the 1949 football season, Anderson left Iowa for Holy Cross. Iowa fans seemed to want an Iowa graduate to head the football program after Anderson's departure. Although the search was not limited to Iowa graduates, many of the top candidates had Iowa ties, including Wesley Fry.

However, Raffensperger was on staff, so he had the inside track. Raffensperger signed a three-year contract to become Iowa's 18th head football coach, beginning with the 1950 season, he was the second Iowa graduate to be named as Iowa's head coach, following John G. Griffith in 1909. In 1950, Iowa had a 3 -- 5 -- upsetting Purdue and battling Notre Dame to a 14 -- 14 tie; the following season, Iowa failed to win a Big Ten game. However, Iowa was led by fullback Bill Reichardt, named the Big Ten MVP in 1951. Raffensperger still had one year left on his contract. Iowa athletic director Paul Brechler only wanted to make a coaching change if he could find a "top man", he had targeted Forest Evashevski as that man. When Evashevski decided to take the Iowa job in 1952, Raffensperger was offered full salary for the final year of his contract and another position in the Iowa athletic department. Raffensperger accepted the offer, he worked for the Iowa athletic department for over a decade until he decided to retire.

Raffensperger died of cancer in Iowa City, Iowa on September 19, 1974 at age 70. Leonard Raffensperger at Find a Grave