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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. There were a total number of 2134 participating athletes from 193 countries. A total of 193 nations participated in the different athletics events at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Two athletes from East Timor participated as Individual Olympic Athletes. A total of 2135 athletes competed at the competition. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of athletes representing each nation. * Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals. * Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals. Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification Athletics at the 2000 Summer Paralympics 2000 in athletics Athletics Australia IAAF

Blue Jean

"Blue Jean" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie for his sixteenth studio album Tonight. One of only two tracks on the album to be written by Bowie, it was released as a single ahead of the album and charted within the Top 10 in the UK and the United States, peaking at No. 6 and No. 8, respectively. The song is loosely inspired by Eddie Cochran. Following the commercial success of Bowie's previous album, Let's Dance, its singles and the Serious Moonlight Tour, "Blue Jean" was launched with a 21-minute short film, Jazzin' for Blue Jean, directed by Julien Temple; the song performance segment from this was used as a more conventional music video. The film won the 1985 Grammy Award for "Best Video, Short form" renamed "Best Music Video", which proved to be the only competitive Grammy Award Bowie won during his lifetime for over three decades, although Bowie posthumously won four Grammies for his album Blackstar."Blue Jean" would remain in Bowie's live repertoire for the rest of his career, being performed on his Glass Spider Tour, Sound+Vision Tour and A Reality Tour.

Interviewed in 1987 and asked to compare a track like "Time Will Crawl" to "Blue Jean," Bowie said "'Blue Jean' is a piece of sexist rock'n roll. It's about picking up birds. It's not cerebral, that piece." BBC reviewer Chris Jones criticised the song in his appraisal of Best of Bowie in 2002, arguing "'Blue Jean' exists, so formulaic is it." More positively, rock commentator Chris O'Leary, while locating "Blue Jean" "in the pastiche lane," has described the song as "clever" and "catchy" and one of Bowie's "best second-rate hits." "Blue Jean" – 3:08 "Dancing with the Big Boys" – 3:32Some versions of the 7" single were released on blue vinyl "Blue Jean" – 5:15 "Dancing with the Big Boys" – 7:28 "Dancing with the Big Boys" – 7:15"Blue Jean" remixed by John "Jellybean" Benitez at Sigma Sound - NYC - Engineer: Jay Mark. "Dancing with the Big Boys" remixes produced by Arthur Baker. David Bowie – vocals Carlos Alomarguitar Carmine Rojasbass guitar; the video is available to download for the Xbox 360 karaoke game Lips.

An alternate version recorded for MTV in England. This alternate version was not popularly available until the DVD release of Best of Bowie in 2002. Example 2 – Ashes to Ashes: A Tribute to David Bowie Gallery of Fear – The Dark Side of David Bowie: A Tribute to David Bowie Pennywise Trench – Hero: The Main Man Records Tribute to David Bowie Papercranes – We Were So Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie Electric Six - A Salute To The Thin White Duke - The Songs Of David Bowie Pegg, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Clément Belle

Clément Louis Marie Anne Belle was a French painter and tapestry designer. He was the son of Alexis Simon Belle, a well-known portrait painter and a Member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris and his wife, the painter and engraver Marie-Nicole Horthemels. Clément too was taught by his mother. In 1745 he went to Italy, where he spent 10 years studying the old masters and on his return to Paris was accepted into the Academy. In 1765 he was appointed Deputy Professor and Professor. In 1785 he was appointed Deputy Rector and Rector. In 1755 he was appointed head of the art section at the Gobelins Manufactory, an historic tapestry producer in Paris. Although he held the post for 30 years it did not prevent him creating paintings of his own, he died in 1806. His son Augustin-Louis Belle succeeded him to his position at Gobelins. Le Christ en Croix avec la Vierge et saint Jean, 1762, oil on canvas, 292 x 195cm, Musée des beaux-arts de Dijon, Dijon. Le Retour de l'enfant prodigue, musée Magnin, Dijon.

Minerve remet à Hercule le decret qui a aboli les vices de l'ancien gouvernement, c.1790, oil on canvas, 36 x 39cm, inventory no. INV 20297 A Louvre Museum Joconde website La France recoit de Minerve le code de lois republicaines, c.1790, oil on canvas, 26 x 23cm, inventory no. INV 20296 A Louvre Museum Joconde website Pierre-Jean Mariette, Philippe de Chennevières et Anatole de Montaiglon, Archives de l'art français. Recueil de documents inédits relatifs à l'histoire des arts en France, Paris, J.-B. Dumoulin, 1856, p. 67. Joseph-François Michaud et Louis-Gabriel Michaud, Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne, Madame C. Desplaces, 1854, p. 554. This article is based on the equivalent article on French Wikipedia Joconde website

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

The Assistant Secretary of the Army — abbreviated ASA — is a civilian official in the United States Department of the Army. U. S. law provides that there shall be five Assistant Secretaries of the Army "appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate." "One of the Assistant Secretaries shall be the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He shall have as his principal duty the overall supervision of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Army. Pursuant to United States Army General Order No. 3, the Assistant Secretary of the Army supervises Army strategy, policy and compliance related to functions such as recruiting and mobilization, civilian and military manpower and health affairs and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the review of soldier records, force structure policy, manpower analysis, the Army-wide Equal Employment Opportunity Program and critical matters pertaining to Reserve Affairs. The office can be traced to 1950, when United States Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray decided to centralize manpower issues for civil and reserve personnel under one individual, with the position being elevated to Assistant Secretary when manpower issues proved to be a problem during the course of the Korean War.

The office was abolished in 1961, with its duties transferred to the Office of the Under Secretary of the Army, but re-established - this time by statute - in 1968

Blue Mont Central College

Blue Mont Central College was a private, Methodist institute of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. The college was incorporated in February 1858, was the forerunner of Kansas State University. After Kansas became a U. S. state in 1861, the directors of Blue Mont Central College offered the school's three-story building and 120 acres of its property to the State of Kansas to become the state's university. A bill accepting this offer passed the Kansas Legislature in 1861, but was controversially vetoed by Governor Charles L. Robinson of Lawrence, an attempt to override the veto in the legislature failed by two votes. In 1862, another bill to accept the offer failed by one vote. On the third attempt, on February 16, 1863, the state enacted a law accepting the college building and grounds, establishing the state's land-grant college at the site – the institution that would become Kansas State University. Blue Mont Central College ceased operations that year after the school term was completed.

The founding of the college was intertwined with the efforts of the New England Emigrant Aid Company to establish the town of Manhattan, Kansas, in 1855 as part of the effort to keep Kansas Territory from becoming a slave state. The co-founder of the Emigrant Aid Company, Eli Thayer, wrote that the towns established by the Company should emphasize education: "to go with all our free-labor trophies: churches and schools, printing presses, steam-engines, mills. Among the founders of Manhattan was Isaac Goodnow, a professor from Providence, Rhode Island. Goodnow led the New England Emigrant Aid Company's efforts to create a college in Manhattan; the creation of Blue Mont Central College was formally proposed by Goodnow at a Methodist conference held in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in April 1857. The conference approved the creation of the school and appointed Goodnow and his brother-in-law Joseph Denison agents for the college; the school was chartered by an act of the Kansas Territorial legislature, signed by Territorial Governor James W. Denver on February 9, 1858—making it one of the first three institutes of higher education incorporated in Kansas Territory, all of which were incorporated on that date.

It would take another two years, before the school was ready to open. The cornerstone for the college's building was laid in a ceremony on May 10, 1859; the building was constructed of limestone, was three stories tall when completed in 1860. It contained offices, a library and a grand hall on the third floor; the building was sufficiently complete for the first classes to begin on January 9, 1860. The first class consisted of 29 students; the school was coeducational from its inception. Like many new colleges in frontier states, Blue Mont College began by offering only preparatory secondary school classes. No students were enrolled in college-level classes before the school ceased operations in 1863. Instructor Washington Marlatt was appointed principal of the preparatory department for the college in 1860. Joseph Denison was appointed the first President of the college in 1862; the college was named after a prominent hill in Kansas. The name is sometimes written as "Bluemont" rather than "Blue Mont," but the articles of incorporation use two separate words.

The term "Central" was included in the name because the founders believed Manhattan was located near the geographic center of the United States as it existed in 1858. Kansas State University moved from the location of old Blue Mont Central College in 1875, the original college building was torn down in 1883. Kansas State University has honored its legacy by naming a building on its present campus Bluemont Hall, by featuring an arch from the original Blue Mont Central College building over the central fireplace in the KSU Alumni Center, by displaying the college's old bell on campus

Aisha N. Braveboy

Aisha Nazapa Braveboy is an American politician and attorney, who represented district 25 in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2015. In 2018, she was elected as Prince George's County State's Attorney. Aisha is the daughter of Norma Braveboy. Born in Washington, D. C. Delegate Braveboy attended Melwood Elementary school, Kettering Middle school and graduated from Largo High School in 1992, she went on to the University of Maryland, College Park, earned her B. A. in government & politics in 1997. Three years she graduated from the Howard University School of Law with a J. D. and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2000. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. In 2006, Braveboy was elected to represent the 25th Legislative District in the Maryland General Assembly, succeeding Delegate Anthony Brown, who vacated his seat to run for lieutenant governor, she served on the House Economic Matters Committee, chaired the Consumer Protection subcommittee. She was the Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and a member of the Maryland's Women's Caucus.

She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. She serves as the National Chair of Legislative Action. Receiving 98.7 percent of the vote, Braveboy was elected in November 2018 to succeed Angela D. Alsobrooks as Prince George's County state's attorney