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Argosy (magazine)

Argosy titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey until its sale to Popular Publications in 1942. It is the first American pulp magazine; the magazine began as a children's weekly story–paper entitled The Golden Argosy. In the era before the Second World War, Argosy was regarded as one of the "Big Four" pulp magazines, - the most prestigious publications in the pulp market, that many pulp magazine writers aspired to publish in. John Clute, discussing the American pulp magazines in the first two decades of the twentieth century, has described The Argosy and its companion All-Story as "the most important pulps of their era." In late September 1882, Frank Munsey had moved to New York City to start Argosy, having arranged a partnership with a friend in New York and working in the publishing industry, with a stockbroker from Augusta, Munsey's previous home. Munsey put most of his money, into purchasing stories for the magazine.

Once he was in New York, the stockbroker backed out, Munsey decided to release his New York friend from involvement, since they were now hopelessly underfunded. Munsey pitched the magazine to a New York publisher, managed to convince him to publish the magazine and hire Munsey as editor; the first issue was published on December 2, 1882, came out weekly. The first issue was eight pages, cost five cents, included the first installments of serialized stories by Horatio Alger, Jr. and Edward S. Ellis. Other authors associated with Argosy's early days include Annie Ashmoore, W. H. W. Campbell, Harry Castlemon, Frank H. Converse, George H. Coomer, Mary A. Denison, Malcolm Douglas, Colonel A. B. Ellis, J. L. Harbour, D. O. S. Lowell, Oliver Optic, Richard Handfield Titherington, Edgar L. Warren and Matthew White, Jr. White would become the Argosy's editor from 1886 to 1928. Five months after the first issue, the publisher entered receivership. By placing a claim for his unpaid salary, Munsey managed to assume control of the magazine.

It was a unlikely financial proposition. Munsey borrowed $300 from a friend in Maine, managed to scrape along as he learned the fundamentals of the publishing industry. Munsey found that targeting children had been a mistake, as they did not stay subscribed for any length of time, since they grew out of reading the magazine. Additionally, children did not have much money to spend, which limited the number of advertisers interested in reaching them. In December 1888 the title was changed to The Argosy. Publication switched from weekly to monthly in April 1894, at which time the magazine began its shift towards pulp fiction, it published its first all-fiction issue in 1896. The all-fiction Argosy launched a new genre of magazines, is considered the pioneer among pulp magazines. During the period 1906-1907, The Argosy was selling 500,000 copies per issue; the magazine switched back to a weekly publication schedule in October 1917. In January 1919, The Argosy merged with Railroad Man's Magazine, was known as Argosy and Railroad Man's Magazine.

Prior to World War One, The Argosy had several notable writers, including Upton Sinclair, Zane Grey, Albert Payson Terhune, Gertrude Barrows Bennett, former dime novelist William Wallace Cook. The All-Story Magazine was another Munsey pulp. Debuting in January 1905, this pulp was published monthly until March 1914. Effective March 7, 1914, it changed to the title All-Story Weekly. In May 1914, All-Story Weekly was merged with another story pulp, The Cavalier, used the title All-Story Cavalier Weekly for one year. Editors of All-Story included Robert H. Davis; the All-Story is the magazine that first published Edgar Rice Burroughs, beginning with "Under the Moons of Mars", a serialized novel published in book form as A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars. Other All-Story writers included Rex Stout a famed mystery writer, mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart, Western writers Max Brand and Raymond S. Spears, horror and fantasy writers Tod Robbins, Abraham Merritt, Perley Poore Sheehan and Charles B.

Stilson. All-Story published poetry. One notable writer who published poems in the All-Story was Djuna Barnes. In 2006, a copy of the October 1912 issue of All-Story Magazine, featuring the first appearance of the character Tarzan in any medium, sold for $59,750 in an auction held by Heritage Auctions of Dallas. In 1920, All-Story Weekly was merged into The Argosy, resulting in a new title, Argosy All-Story Weekly, which published works in a number of literary genres, including science fiction and Westerns. Edgar Rice Burroughs published John Carter of Mars stories in the magazine. In 1922 Argosy missed a chance to launch the career of E. E. Smith. Bob Davis editor of Argosy, rejected the manuscript of The Skylark of Space, writing to Smith that he liked the novel but that it was "too far out" for his readers; this "encouraging rejection letter" did encourage Smith to try further getting his novel published in Amazing Stories. Argosy published a number of adventure stories by Johnston McCulley, C. S. Forester, Theodore Roscoe, L. Patrick Greene

Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University

Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University is a university in Kremenchuk, the largest university in Poltava Oblast. There are more 7 000 students studying in the university as of 2013, its current rector is Mykhaylo Zagirnyak. Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University founded in 1960 as a general technical faculty of the Poltava Institute of Agricultural Construction Engineers. In 1972 the Faculty was subordinated to the Kharkiv Road Institute. By that time it had 854 students which were trained by 24 teachers including seven associate professors. By 1974 the number of students had increased by 2.5 times, teaching staff had trebled. Kremenchuk GTF was transformed into the Kremenchuk branch of Kharkiv State Polytechnic Institute; the work of the branch was characterised by two distinct periods: from 1974 to 1989 it offered cooperative education by either evening classes or correspondence learning and from 1989 to 1997 it offered full-time studies. On August 21, 1997 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution «The formation of Kremenchuk State Polytechnic Institute», based on the Kremenchuk branch of Kharkiv State Polytechnical Institute, Krukiv Machine-building College, Kremenchuk Automotive College.

Professor Maslov V. Ye. who stood at the origins of the institute, was a Merited Education Worker of Ukraine, Kremenchuk Honored Citizen, was elected to be the first rector. The institute consisted of seven faculties. Three years the institute was reorganized in Kremenchuk State Polytechnic Institute and after another three years it was accredited as third tier higher educational institution – an acknowledgment of its ability to provide an educational process, specialist training and scientific research of the highest standards. During this time, the higher educational institution has provided industrial enterprises based in the city and Dnieper region with qualified specialists. In 2001 the university won in the nomination «The University of the Twenty-first Century» and was rewarded the golden medal from European Committee for Non-governmental Organizations. In 2001 it became a prize winner of the International Academic Ranking of Popularity and Quality «Golden Fortune» in the nomination «The Quality of the Third Millennium» and got the Certificate and the silver medal.

In January 2002 KSPU won the nomination «Education» in the «Top-100 Organisations of Ukraine» ranking. According to the «Higher Education» Law of Ukraine in November 2002 the election of a new rector took place. Among several candidates the university personnel by a majority of votes elected Mykhaylo Vasylyovych Zagirnyak — Honoured Scientist of Ukraine, Doctor of Sciences, Holder of the Order of Merit of III degree, Master of Sports. On April 21, 2006 the State Accreditation Commission reviewed all the submitted documents and expert opinions, taking into account the university's high standards and rapid development, the Kremenchug State Polytechnic University was awarded the accreditation level IV; that was an outstanding achievement not only for Kremenchug State Polytechnic University, but for the whole Poltava region. The university was awarded the new, higher status that allowed students to receive a master's degree under the state demand and on a wide range of professional subjects; such a big day came not only because of the KSPU team efforts, but due to the work of the whole city.

According to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine order no. 92-p of March 7, 2007 Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University was named after Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi. In August 2009 our university became the first classical university in Poltava region. Having a word «polytechnic» in its name, the university was asserted as industry specific institution of higher education. According to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine order it received the status of classical university. On August 21, 2010 by the decree no. 863/2010 of the President of Ukraine Kremenchuk State University named after Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi was given the national status. In 2011 the university proved the highest accreditation level IV. In 2015 Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University celebrated the 95th anniversary of the higher education in Kremenchuk; the university consisted of four faculties, two institute: The university collaborates with 75 foreign higher education institutions, research institutions in 25 countries.

It cooperates with numerous foreign research, industrial institutions, international educational organizations and funds: ERASMUS+, TEMPUS, Horizon 2020, OPEN WORLD, DAAD, FULBRIGHT. Since 1999 KrNU is a member of the European Association for International Education, it is internationally connected to the US Peace Corps, the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Bolivarian State University, the University of Antwerp, North China Research Institute of Electronics and Optics, universities of Annaba, Lublin, Bumardesa Every year students, including PhD students as well as academic staff of KrNU receive advanced international experience due to: the state programme of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine «Training Students, PhD Students, Academic Staff at Leading Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutions Abroad»: International PhD seminar in Gliwice and Vistula.

1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big 7 Conference in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. The team was coached by Pete Elliott and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska's quest to return to its dominating winning ways was rather far off the track, the last three bright spots on the record books far into the past; the last season resulting in a convincing win record was 1950, where Nebraska finished 6-2-1. Prior to that, you had to look to the 8-2-0 finish in 1940. Under this ongoing low period in program history, seven-year coach Bill Glassford had stepped down and was replaced by first-time head coach Pete Elliott the Backfield Coach at Oklahoma, a former college quarterback who helped lead the 1948 Michigan Wolverines football team to a national championship. With four new assistants on the staff, Elliott set to the task of proving he could run a football team and succeed.

Coach Elliott's first game as a head coach went down as a victory as the Cornhuskers had little trouble with South Dakota in Lincoln. It was the seventh straight loss by the Coyotes to Nebraska, the 14th straight in the series without a South Dakota Victory since their one and only win against the Cornhuskers from 1899. In front of one of the larger crowds to watch a Nebraska football game, the Cornhuskers stumbled out of the gate in Columbus and found themselves behind 0-27 by the end of the first half. Nebraska avoided the shutout only by blocking a punt and falling on the ball in the end zone to secure a single touchdown, it was only the second time these teams had met, the Buckeyes held both victories. Ohio State ranked # 15 by the AP Poll. Nebraska's Big 7 season opened with the Cyclones arriving in Lincoln and bringing with them a real battle; as the game was drawing to a close, the Cornhuskers still trailed 6-7 when Nebraska PK George Harshman booted a 24-yard field goal in the final seconds to extract the win.

The victory extended Nebraska's winning streak over Iowa State to 11 in a row, as the record now stood at 41-8-1. Kansas State arrived in Lincoln as the underdog, few expected the Wildcats to put up much of a fight, as the stadium was empty; as expected, just five minutes into the game, Nebraska scored to set the tone of a game that seemed decided before it started. However, if the outcome was foretold, someone failed to tell the Wildcat team, as Kansas State put up a solid defensive effort to hold off any further Nebraska scores while punching in one of their own. In a turn of fortunes from the previous week, it was a field goal that made the difference and this time handed Nebraska a defeat. Kansas State had far to go to catch up in the series, however, as this win moved them only to 7-31-2 against Nebraska all time. Nebraska looked to be in form to bounce back from the upset loss to Kansas State the week prior, made a statement suggesting as much when they jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the Hoosiers.

Following that second touchdown, the game was all Indiana as the undaunted visitors rolled off an unanswered 19 straight points to hand the Cornhuskers a third loss for the season, leaving them winless in their previous nine attempts against Indiana as they fell to 3-8-3 in the series. The Cornhuskers were handed their first shutout loss of 1956 by Colorado, whose two touchdowns and safety provided the points to break their two-game losing streak to Nebraska; the win moved the Buffaloes to 6-9-0 over the Cornhuskers all-time, left Nebraska nursing three straight losses, with just a 1-2 record in conference play so far for the season. Underdog Nebraska managed to create an exciting finish for the homecoming crowd at Memorial Stadium by staying within a score as time marched on. With Missouri holding onto the lead 14-9 and less than two minutes remaining, the Cornhuskers threw for a touchdown to go up by one point and snatch the victory from the Tigers. Nebraska's series lead remained comfortable at 28-18-3.

This victory was the 350th all-time win for the Nebraska football team. Turning their attention to the homecoming event in Lawrence, Nebraska once again faced an opponent they were not expected to defeat. BY the end of the contest as the Jayhawks filed disappointed from the field on the wrong end of a 20-26 defeat, it may have seemed that coach Elliott had begun to figure out how to manage his football team, that the season, now 4-4 and 3-2 in the Big 7, might be salvageable. Nebraska's win was the fifth straight in the series, they improved to 46-13-3 over Kansas overall. Nebraska fought a even battle against the Bears until into the third quarter, when the line began to falter and allow Baylor to march down the field; the momentum of the game turned when Baylor returned a punt 91 yards for a score, the Bears pulled away by 19 points. It was the first time these teams had met since their first matchup in 1939, the series was now tied at 1-1-0. Baylor ranked # 11 by the AP Poll; the vaunted Oklahoma football powerhouse was Nebraska's final challenge of the year, the Cornhuskers brought everything they had to bear against the Sooners.

Despite their best efforts, Nebraska was fortunate to escape Norman without having suffered a shutout loss thanks to a single touchdown on a five-yard pass. Oklahoma moved to 17-16-3 against Nebraska to date, taking the lead in the series for the first time in the history of the games between these programs dating back to 1912. Oklahoma went on to finish the season undefeated at 10-0-0, Big 7 champions, AP national champions. Coach Elliott's first season did not bring any significant change to the

St. Mary's Cathedral, Conakry

The Cathédrale Sainte-Marie is an important place of Christian worship in Conakry, Guinea. The yellow and red building is of considerable architectural interest. Monseigneur Raymond René Lérouge laid the foundation stone of the Cathedral in 1928; the Cathedral was built in the 1930s, has impressive architecture, with Orthodox design elements. The Palais Presidentiel is behind the cathedral. Opposite is the Ministry of Scientific Research; the cathedral is the primary place of worship for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Conakry, established on 18 October 1897 as the Apostolic Prefecture of French Guinea, promoted to its present rank on 14 September 1959. From May 2003 the Archbishop was Vincent Coulibaly. Since the people of Guinea are Muslim, the cathedral does not have a large congregation. List of buildings and structures in Guinea John F Kennedy. "Cathedrale Saint Marie". Trekearth. Retrieved 2011-03-16

Jayden Sawyer

Jayden Sawyer is an Australian para athlete who competes in the F38 category in throwing events. He won has won bronze medals at the World Para Athletics Championships. Sawyer has cerebral palsy, he attended Canberra. Sawyer was coached by Chris Timson and resides in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. In 2011, Sawyer competed in the Australian Athletics Championships where he won a gold and bronze in javelin and shot put. Sawyer competed in the men's javelin events and shot put in the 2012 Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne he won gold and came 4th respectively. At the 2013 Australian Athletics Championships, in Sydney, Sawyer won gold in the men's ambulant javelin throw event. Sawyer qualified for the F37/38 javelin throw and F38 shot put 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, where he won bronze and came sixth respectively. Sawyer won gold in the men's ambulant javelin throw at the 2014 Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne by throwing the javelin 42.58m. In Brisbane at the 2015 Australian Athletics Championships Sawyer won gold in the T/F38 men's ambulant javelin.

At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, he finished fourth in the Men's Javelin F38 with a personal best throw of personal best of 45.78m.. At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Sawyer finished fifth in the Men's Javelin F38 with a throw of 45.63. Sawyer won the gold medal in the Men's Javelin F38 with a world record throw of 52.96m at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England. The throw was a personal best by 4.5m. He is coached by Mike Barber. In 2008 Sawyer was awarded the Most Outstanding Junior Athlete with a Disability by North Canberra Gungahlin Athletics. Between 2013 and 2014 Sawyer was given a dAIS athlete grant by the Australian Institute of Sport. In 2014 and 2015 Sawyer was a given a further dAIS athlete grant by the Australian Institute of Sport. Sawyer was nominated by ACT Athletics for the 2013/14 Outstanding athlete track and field in the open male Athlete with a Disability category. In addition he was nominated for the Mick Dowling Trophy Outstanding Athlete with a Disability and for the Global Award Athlete of the Year.

He was a Laurel Wreath recipient at Athletics ACT for the 2013/14 season. In December 2017, Sawyer was awarded the Canberra Sport Awards Para Athlete of the Year. Jayden Sawyer at the International Paralympic Committee Jayden Sawyer at Australian Athletics Historical Results

Lau Ywen

Ywen Lau is a Singaporean Chinese sabre fencer. Lau won a gold medal at the 2016 Cadet & Junior World Fencing Championships held in Bourges, France, as well as a silver medal at the 2016 Asian Fencing Cadet Championships, she has been winning medals and participating in other regional competitions, including representing Singapore at the 2014 Asian Games as the youngest participant in the fencing competition. In 2014 she became the first female fencer representing Singapore to reach the quarter finals of the 2014 Asian Fencing Championship. Lau is ranked number 1 on the senior level in Singapore for Women's Sabre, she finished in the 25th spot at the 2015 Cadet & Junior World Fencing Championships. In 2017, Lau managed to secure a gold medal in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, her elder sister is her inspiration for taking up fencing. 2017 SEA Games, Women's Sabre Individual - Gold 2016 Cadet & Junior World Fencing Championships, Women's Sabre - Gold 2016 Asian Fencing Cadet Championships, Women's Sabre - Gold 2015 SEA Games, Women's Sabre Team - Bronze 2015 SEA Games, Women's Sabre Individual - Bronze 2014 Korea Asian Fencing Championships – Quarter-finalist 2014 Singapore Fencing Singapore International – Gold 2014 Southeast Asia Fencing Cadet Championships – Gold 2014 Singapore Cadet World Cup – Gold 2014 Southeast Asia Fencing Championships – 5th Ywen studies in United World College of Southeast Asia.

She represents Asgard Fencing in Singapore