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Atlantic 10 Conference

The Atlantic 10 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The A-10's member schools are located in states on the United States Eastern Seaboard, as well as some in the MidwestMassachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Missouri as well as in the District of Columbia. Although some of its members are state-funded, half of its membership is made up of private, Catholic institutions. Despite the name, there are 14 full-time members, two affiliate members that participate in women's field hockey only; the current commissioner is Bernadette McGlade, who began her tenure in 2008. The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League and began conference play in 1976. At that time, basketball was its only sport. After its first season, it added sports other than basketball and changed its name to the Eastern Athletic Association. However, despite its official names, it was popularly known as the Eastern 8, as it had eight members.

After changes in membership that saw charter members Villanova and Pittsburgh leave and new members St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph's, Temple enter, establishing the league with 10 members, the conference adopted the current Atlantic 10 name in 1982. Further membership changes saw the league expand to its maximum of 16 members. From 1997 through 2006, the league operated a football conference; this ended when the A-10 football programs all departed to join a new football conference sponsored by the Colonial Athletic Association. In 2012, Butler joined the conference after leaving the Horizon League and VCU joined after leaving the CAA. Conference realignment in 2013 saw the departure of Temple to the American Athletic Conference and Xavier to the reconfigured Big East, Charlotte to Conference USA. George Mason joined from the CAA, Davidson from the Southern Conference announced they would join in 2014; the league office headquarters has been located in Newport News, Virginia since the Fall of 2009.

Prior to that, the headquarters was in Philadelphia, within a few miles of member schools Saint Joseph's and La Salle. The conference has media deals with ESPN, CBS Sports Network, NBCSN, digital broadcasts with ESPN+; the following is a list of the full members of the conference and the year they joined: Notes† – Duquesne left the A-10 for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference only for the 1992–93 season, but returned in the 1993–94 season. ^ – Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond played football within the A-10 from 1997 to 2006 after the Yankee Conference was absorbed. None of these institutions played football in the A-10 during their tenure as full members. After expansion in the Colonial Athletic Association brought that conference to 6 football-playing schools, it was agreed that the CAA would take over management of the Atlantic 10's football conference starting in 2007. All the schools on this list were in the A-10 football conference when it became the CAA football conference, but Hofstra and Northeastern discontinued their football programs after the 2009–10 season.

Membership dates include time in the Yankee Conference which merged into the A-10 in 1997. Notes Boston University dropped football after the 1997–98 season. Connecticut moved to FBS after the 1999–2000 season, joined the Big East for that sport in the 2004–05 season. Hofstra dropped football after the 2009–10 season. Northeastern dropped football after the 2009–10 season. Villanova was a charter and full member of the A-10 during the 1976–77 through the 1979–80 seasons in all sports except football. Full members Full members Associate members Assoc. member Notes * - Virginia Tech did not participate in wrestling. There are a number of intense rivalries within the Atlantic 10, with rivalries that carry over from the Big 5 which includes Saint Joseph's, La Salle, Temple. URI and UMass have a long-standing rivalry. St. Bonaventure and Duquesne maintain a rivalry that predates their affiliation with the conference. UMass and Temple had a basketball rivalry while John Chaney was coaching Temple but it has died down a bit since, more so now that Temple has left the conference.

Due to both teams sharing the Ram mascot, the Fordham - URI rivalry has increased in recent years as the competitions are heralded as "The Battle of the Rams." The long-standing crosstown rivalry between Richmond and VCU, now known as the Capital City Classic, became a conference rivalry with VCU's arrival in the A10. Rivals St. Louis and Dayton play each year in basketball for the Arch-Baron Cup. George Washington and George Mason compete annually in the Revolutionary Rivalry across all sports. In the 2017–18 academic year, the Atlantic 10 Conference sponsors championship competition in nine men's and twelve women's NCAA sanctioned sports. In addition to the 14 full members, two Pennsylvania schools, Lock Haven and Saint Francis, are affiliate members in field hockey. Notes Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Atlantic 10 Conference which are played by A-10 schools: Notes Notes Women's varsity

Attack on Leningrad

Attack on Leningrad, or just Leningrad, is a 2009 war film written and directed by Aleksandr Buravsky, set during the Siege of Leningrad. In 1941 Nazi Germany invaded their troops besieged the city of Leningrad. A group of foreign journalists are flown in for one day, but one of them, Kate Davis, is presumed dead and misses the flight out. Alone in the city, she is helped by Nina Tsvetkova a young and idealist police officer and together they fight for their own and other people's survival. Gabriel Byrne as Phillip Parker Mira Sorvino as Kate Davis Aleksandr Abdulov as Chigasov Vladimir Ilyin as Malinin Mikhail Yefremov as Omelchenko Mikhail Trukhin as Vernik Yevgeni Sidikhin as Korneyev Olga Sutulova as Nina Tsvetkova Kirill Lavrov as Radio announcer Armin Mueller-Stahl as Field Marshal Von Leeb Yevgeny Stychkin as Kapitsa Valentina Talyzina as Valentina Attack on Leningrad on IMDb Attack on Leningrad at AllMovie Attack on Leningrad at Rotten Tomatoes

Yves Mersch

Yves Mersch is a Luxembourgish jurist and lawyer who served as Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg from the bank's formation in 1998 until 2012 and as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since 2012. Mersch is a member of the Luxembourgish bar. In 1973 he received his master's degree in Law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in 1974 he finished his Postgraduate degree in International Public Law, Master of Political Science from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in 1975 he earned his Postgraduate degree in Political Science, from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Mersch served as assistant to the IMF’s Belgian executive director between 1976 and 1978 and held a short-term position as financial counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg in New York. Between 1989 and 1998, Mersch served as Director of the Treasury and as personal representative in the Ministry of Finance for the negotiations leading to the Maastricht Treaty.

He turned down an opportunity to run a European Commission Directorate-General under President Jacques Santer in 1995. He participated in the 1988 European Council meeting in Hannover that re-launched the monetary-union process. In 2010, Mersch lost out against Vitor Constâncio, appointed vice president of European Central Bank, for an eight-year mandate, in a banking supervision capacity. Mersch has been a member of the European Central Bank's Executive Board, succeeding José Manuel González Paramo, since December 2012; the Government of Spain under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had blocked Mersch’s appointment, instead putting forward ECB lawyer Antonio Sáinz de Vicuña for the role. The European Parliament had opposed his appointment, arguing that the ECB board should contain at least one woman; the President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, assigned Mersch to working jointly with Constâncio on the Eurozone banking union. Since both Governors of National Central Banks and members of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank sit on its Governing Council, Mersch has been a member of the Governing Council since its beginnings.

On 19 March 2008, Mersch admonished banks for inappropriate risk management, but more unusually struck a doveish tone with regard to the future path of the European economy. Mersch has been regarded as hawkish on interest rate policy. While in May 2010 he voiced concerns over Jean-Claude Trichet’s unconditional debt-purchasing programme, he – unlike Jens Weidmann of Germany – supported Mario Draghi’s conditional plan to buy government bonds. In late June, 2011, speaking while at the annual general meeting of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, he said, "it is chaos," when asked what would happen if Greece were to default on its debts, he was described as "a key member" of the ECB Governing Council in the report. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Alternate Governor European Investment Bank, Member of the Management Committee Council of Europe Development Bank, Member of the Governing Board International Fund for Agricultural Development, Governor Financial Stability Board, Elected Co-Chair of the Regional Consultative Group for Europe International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation, Deputy Chair of the Governing Board Fondation de la Banque centrale du Luxembourg, President Luxembourg School of Finance Foundation, Member of the Board The Bridge Forum Dialogue a.s.b.l, President International Monetary Fund, Alternate Governor for Luxembourg on the Board of Governors Mersch is married to Malaysian economist Tengku Khatijah Ahmad and has two children.

He was a competitive gymnast until the age of 45

Rachel Viollet

Rachel Viollet is a former ranked professional British tennis player and film producer. Viollet, born in Manchester, has lived in the United States since the age of two, she is the daughter of Dennis Viollet, a Manchester United footballer, a member of the famed Busby Babes and a survivor of the Munich air disaster. Much of her childhood was spent in Jacksonville, where her father coached football, her early appearances on the WTA Tour came at the Amelia Island Championships in Florida. She featured in the doubles main draw on three occasions. From 1991 to 1995 she studied at the University of Miami; as a member of the collegiate tennis team she had her best season in 1995 when she was the "Big East Player of the Year", made the quarter-finals of the NCAA Championships, finished the season as the #4 ranked singles player in the nation. She graduated in 1995 with a film production degree, she played as a qualifier in the main draw of the singles at the 1995 Amelia Island Championships. At the 1996 Wimbledon Championships she received a wildcard into the singles main draw.

She defeated fellow British wildcard Megan Miller in the first round was beaten by 16th seed Martina Hingis in the second round. In 1996 Viollet was the number. Viollet continued playing on the tour until 1997 took time away to look after her father, suffering from brain cancer. In 2000 she returned to tennis and featured on the ITF circuit. In 2002, at the age of 30, she debuted for the Great Britain Fed Cup team, she played two matches, both wins, over Malta's Sarah Wetz in singles and partnering Lucie Ahl in doubles against Norway. In June that year she made her second Wimbledon appearance, she lost to Magdalena Maleeva in the first round of the singles and featured in the women's doubles with Anne Keothavong. The University of Miami inducted Viollet into its Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2016, Viollet released the documentary “Dennis Viollet: A United Man”, which premiered on Manchester United Television Network; the film tells the story of her father, a Manchester United soccer player who survived the Munich air-crash and moved to America in the 1960s, where he helped pioneer professional soccer.

List of Great Britain Fed Cup team representatives Rachel Viollet at the Women's Tennis Association Rachel Viollet at the Fed Cup Rachel Viollet at the International Tennis Federation

Štefan Krčméry

Štefan Krčméry was a Slovak poet, literary critic, journalist and administrator of Matica slovenská. He was died in Pezinok. Krčméry was born to a Lutheran preacher, the son of a member of the Štúr group, August Horislav Krčméry, he went to primary school in Jasenová, secondary school in Banská Bystrica, attended a Lutheran lyceum in Bratislava, where he studied Lutheran theology. For some time he worked as chaplain in Krajné and in Bratislava, but left preaching and started working as a literary critic, poet, historian and organizer of Slovak cultural and awareness activities. From 1918 to 1919 Krčméry edited Národné noviny, worked as the editor-in-chief of Slovenské pohľady, acted as secretary to the reinstated Matica slovenská. From 1920 to 1921 Krčméry undertook a studying trip to Paris together with his wife Hela. Upon his return, he again worked as the secretary of Matica slovenská and was the editor of the renewed Slovenské pohľady, Knižnica Slovenských pohľadov, temporarily Slovenský ochotník, Naše divadlo, Včielka and other magazines.

In 1930 he left for 3 months to Prague, where he took additional courses at the Charles University, received a PhD. In the fall of 1931 he began showing symptoms of mental illness, the next year fell ill. In late 1932 Krčméry stopped editing Slovenské pohľady and in 1933 resigned from the post of secretary of Matica slovenská. However, he did not stop his literary work, he was a member of several cultural and societal institutions. He was undergoing treatment in Pezinok from 1949 until his death, he was buried in Bratislava, but his remains were transferred to the National Cemetery in Martin. Krčméry began publishing in 1913, contributed to several magazines. In addition to critical realism he used elements of Symbolism, his most important theoretical work is the two-volume history of Slovak literature: 150 Years of Slovak Literature, where he describes many significant personalities of the 18th and 19th centuries. 1920 - Keď sa sloboda rodila, celebrates the creation of Czechoslovakia 1929 – Herbárium 1930 - Piesne a balady 1932 – Slovo čisté 1944 – Pozdrav odmlčaného básnika 1932 – Oslobodenie 1957 – Zimná legenda 1972 – Ty a Ja, dedicated to his future wife, Hela Karlovská 1920 – Prehľad dejín slovenskej literatúry a vzdelanosti 1927 – Moyses a Kuzmány 1928 – Ľudia a knihy 1936 – Zo slovenskej kymnológie 1943 – Stopäťdesiat rokov slovenskej literatúry 1976 – Dejiny literatúry slovenskej 1925 – Anthológia szlovák kőltőkből, anthology of Slovak poetry 1925 – Salome, translation of Oscar Wilde's rhymed drama 1944 – Z cudzích sadov, translation of European poetry 1975 – Estetické reflexie 1922 – Slovensko a jeho život literárny 1924 – Literárne snahy slovenské 1926 – O možnostiach rozvoja slovenskej literatúry 1931 – Prozódia štúrovských básnikov 1932 – Melódia vety a prízvuk v slovenčine 1935 – Estetika krás prírodných 1975 – Estetické reflexie 1977 – Román bez konca

Fengbitou Archaeological Site

The Fengbitou Archaeological Site is an archaeological site in Linyuan District, Taiwan. The site was discovered by Japanese scholar Sueo Kaneko around 1941. In 1945, Japanese archaeologist Kiyotari Tsuboi excavated the site and presented his findings at an international conference in 1953. In 1965, Taiwanese archaeologist Jhang Guang-jhi further excavated the site; the excavation unearthed the Dapenkeng and Fengbitou cultures. The site was designated as a national historic monument by the Ministry of the Interior in February 2000 and further designated as a national historic site in 2006; the 9.77-hectare site is located at the slope of Fengshan Hill with a shape of a fan. The hill has a height of 15-20 meters and the site is located at the elevation of 28-55 meters above sea level. Prehistory of Taiwan