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Collin Gillespie

Collin Gillespie is an American college basketball player for the Villanova Wildcats of the Big East Conference. Gillespie is the son of a police officer, he attended Archbishop Wood High School. Gillespie had no Division I scholarship offers coming into his senior year, but received offers from Rider and Villanova after strong play in a tournament, he scored 42 points in a regular-season win over Neumann Goretti featuring Kentucky recruit Quade Green. As a senior, he led the team to a PIAA Class 5A state title. Gillespie averaged 24.1 points per game as a senior and was named Philadelphia Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Daily News as well as Catholic League Most Valuable Player. He signed a letter of intent with Villanova on April 14, 2017, joining Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Jermaine Samuels in the class of 2021. Gillespie wanted to redshirt his freshman year at Villanova but coach Jay Wright decided against doing it because Gillespie "was playing above his years." He was able to break into the rotation, scoring in double figures in his second game, but had to adjust to the quickness of the college game.

Gillespie had to miss more than a month in December and January due to a fractured bone in his left hand sustained in a December 8 practice. However, he returned to action in a January 17 road win over Georgetown, he provided quality minutes and had eight points including two three-pointers in a February 1 win over Creighton due to the absence of Phil Booth with a similar hand injury. Gillespie made his first start on February 10, in an 86–75 win over Butler. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Gillespie scored nine points and had a steal in a win versus Radford, he had four points and five rebounds in the 79-62 NCAA championship game win over Michigan. He averaged 4.3 points per game in 14.4 minutes per game. Gillespie posted a 2.6-to-1 assist to turnover ratio, which Wright attributed to him thinking about his teammates and trying to make them better. Gillespie scored a career-high 30 points in a 77-65 win against Georgetown on February 3, 2019. On March 9, he had 22 points in a 79-75 loss to Seton Hall.

As a sophomore, Gillespie averaged 10.9 points per game. Coming into his junior season, Gillespie broke his nose in practice, forcing him to wear a mask for several games. Gillespie had 27 points and six assists in an 87-78 loss to Baylor in the championship game of the Myrtle Beach Classic, he was named to the All-Tournament Team and Big East player of the week on November 25. On January 28, 2020, Gillespie had his first double-double with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in a 79-59 win over St. John's. Gillespie scored a season-high 29 points on February 16, in a 76-56 win over Temple. In the summer of 2019, Gillespie was a part of the United States National team who competed at the Pan American Games in Peru; the team won bronze. ESPN profile Twitter profile

Bill McElwain

William Thompson McElwain was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. McElwain played college football at Northwestern University and professionally in the National Football League with the Chicago Cardinals and alongside Red Grange with the Chicago Bears. McElwain served as the head football coach at Ferris State College—now known as Ferris State University—in Big Rapids, Michigan from 1927 to 1939, compiling a record of 31–44–7, he was the head basketball coach at Ferris State from 1927 to 1940, tallying a mark of 109–127. Career statistics and player information from Pro-Football-Reference Bill McElwain at Find a Grave

Črna pri Kamniku

Črna pri Kamniku is a village in the Municipality of Kamnik in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. The name of the settlement was changed from Prapretno-Sv. Primož to Črna pri Kamniku in 1955; the name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms. In the past the German name was Tscherna; the area used to be known for its kaolin mine, which operated between 1856 and 1990. Črna was the location for the mass execution of fifty local hostages on 8 July 1942 by Nazi soldiers as retribution for a Partisan attack on two of their numbers. A memorial to the victims of this event can be seen outside the abandoned mine. On a hill above the village is a pilgrimage centre with two churches; the main church is dedicated to Saints Primus and Felicianus and has a Romanesque design, although it was rebuilt in the 15th century and various additions were built at stages.

It has a double nave, unusual for this area, frescos on the interior. The frescoes are interesting as the scenes are set in real landscapes and much detail is given to clothes and expressions. A smaller, single nave, Gothic church, dedicated to Saint Peter, stands further up the hill, it contains a wooden painted ceiling dated to 1475 in the nave, although it is in poor condition, three 17th-century gilded altars dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Lucy, Saint Laurence. Media related to Črna pri Kamniku at Wikimedia Commons Črna pri Kamniku at Geopedia

Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation

Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation is the largest producer of polysilicon in the United States. It is a subsidiary of Dow Corning founded in 1961, named after Hemlock, the location of its factory, its current facilities produce some 36,000 tons of polysilicon, ranking it among the top five producers worldwide. The company expanded with the Japanese joint venture partners Shin-Etsu Chemical and Mitsubishi Materials, for a new $1.2 billion plant opening near Clarksville, Tennessee. Though it opened in 2012, chemicals were never inventoried and no product was made; the plant was under negotiations in 2011 for a further $3 billion expansion, to keep pace with manufacturing competition from China. In December 2014, Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation announced the permanent closure of the $1.2 billion Tennessee plant, due to adverse conditions from industry oversupply and ongoing challenges from global trade disputes. Many of the fifty employees in Tennessee were offered employment positions in Michigan at the Hemlock Semiconductor or Dow Corning facilities, the rest received severance packages.

In December 2015, Google announced that they will buy the facility, invest more than $600 million to turn it into their 15th datacenter. Dow Corning announced that June 1, 2016 would be "day one" such that Dow Chemical Company will assume 100% ownership of the Dow Corning Corporation, concluding the 73-year joint venture between Dow Chemical and Corning Inc.. At this time Hemlock Semiconductor will continue as an independently run entity with three minority shareholders: Dow Chemical will own 40.25%, Corning Inc will own 40.25%, Shin-Etsu Chemical will own 19.5%. Dow Corning Corporation — joint venture. Corning Inc. Dow Chemical Company Shin-Etsu Chemical

Lorant de Bastyai

Lorant de Bastyai was a member of the international falconry community. He is best known in the United Kingdom for establishing the Welsh Hawking Club, he was an honorary member of the British Falconers Club, the Hawking Club of Great Britain, the North American Falconry Club, the Austrian and French Associations. He was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1910, his father's love of hunting and racing pigeons fuelled Lorant's early passion for nature and birds in particular. A chance encounter with a visiting British falconer launched a career that would span 60 years and have a profound impact in reviving a sport that had become all but extinct. According to the English falconer Major C R E Radclyffe: "in the summer of 1902 my friend Prince Odescalchi asked me to introduce falconry to Hungary, it seems ironic that British falconers were asked to reintroduce falconry to the lands where its spread across Europe, bought from the east by the Huns and Magyars, first began over 1.000 years ago. In early 20th century Britain, the sport was virtually unknown and Radclyffe was one of only a handful of active falconers.

He sent Richard Best, falconer to the famous Old Hawking Club, along with members of the infant British Falconer's Club and a team of peregrines, to Prince Odescalchi where they enjoyed good hawking on the Hungarian plains near Tuszér. Sadly, the prince was killed in the Great War and the rebirth of Hungarian falconry was delayed." In 1930, Lord Géza Kiss de Nemeskér met a lady interested in falconry. On learning that there were no falconers in Hungary, Mrs MacLean arranged for a friend of hers, Colonel Stephen Biddulph, to visit with his falconers. Colonel Biddulph was a retired officer in the British Indian Army and arrived in Hungary with falconers from the north of India to set up a hawking establishment at Gödöllő. Lorant aged 16, was returning to school in Budapest from the summer break on his uncle's farm in Szeged, he chanced upon one of the Pakistani falconers travelling on the same train. Lorant spoke no Urdu and the falconer no Hungarian, but it was clear they shared an interest, Lorant was invited to Gödöllö.

1910: Born in Szeged. 1919 -1924: Piaritza Gimnázium, Szeged 1924 -1928: Real Gimnázium, Budapest 1928: Agricultural University, Budapest 1926/7: Colonel Biddulph falconry training school 1931: He established contact with Renz Waller, founder of the Deutsche Falkenorden and Count Federick Mensdorff-Pouilly, Austria 1932: He visited Dr Heinrich Brüll, DFO President, Hamburg 1932: Work experience: Rasmuss Rasmusson Estate, including first public falconry demonstration with much publicity. 1937: German International Falconry meeting, Berlin 1938 - 1939: Falconer to Count Khuen, Austria Lorant's subsequent falconry career in Hungary is well documented in his memoirs. It mirrors the growing awareness of the importance of wildlife issues in general and falconry in particular. In 1939, Lorant founded the Hungarian Falconry Association. Regrettably shortly after its formation, World War II and four years in the Hungarian army postponed the career path. In 1950 he established the Magyar Sólymász Egyesület, affiliated to the Budapest Zoo.

Such was the success of this school, Lorant was soon appointed head of the Aviary Section and, in 1953, curator of the zoo. Lorant and George Lelovich convinced the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture to adopt new pest control methods. Shooting, which damaged the rice crops and fish in the shallow waters, was superseded by hawking. Fish farmers were taught to control herons with falcons flown at them from horseback. Hawks were employed to protect vineyards. Through their work, raptors were elevated from the level of verminous pests to that of valid assets in the environment. After learning much of his craft from men employed by a British falconer, in a strange twist of fate Lorant was about to return the favour. Following the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, he moved to Great Britain, where he was to play a major role in revitalizing interest in British falconry. Lorant came to Britain after the Hungarian National Uprising in 1957 to join his mother and elder brother in Stratford-upon-Avon. By this time, he numbered some of the greatest names in European falconry, such as Renz Waller, Gustel Eutermoser, Friedrich Remmler, George Lelovich amongst his friends and associates.

Employment 1958: Slimbridge Wildfowl Reserve, Gloucestershire 1959: Roland Ward, London 1960: Newport Museum, S Wales 1962: foundation of Welsh Hawking Club 1964: Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay 1966: In LeamingtonLorant had a love of all forms of wildlife and early in his career had become a skilled taxidermist. This helped him to secure a job with conservationist Peter Scott at his Slimbridge Wildfowl Reserve and subsequently with the renowned London taxidermist Roland Ward. At Slimbridge, among other projects, Lorant worked on the breeding scheme for the Hawaiian goose, nearly extinct except for the specimens held there, he was responsible for capturing migrating Russian white-fronted geese for ringing. In the late 1950s, Lorant was featured several times on Peter Scott's BBC Television programme Look. At Slimbridge Lorant met Nancy, to become his devoted wife and whom he described affectionately in the dedication of his 1982 English language title All My Life with Hunting Birds as "my best assistant falconer for so many years".

While he was working at the Newport Museum in South Wales, the idea for a Welsh Hawking Club was born. Publicity from the South Wales Argus brought other interested members of the public to the first meetings, before long, Lorant was giving lessons