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Baker Mayfield

Baker Reagan Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Mayfield began his college football career as a walk-on player for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma following supposed scholarship issues and a lack of communication with coaches. After sitting out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Mayfield won the starting quarterback job in 2015, he won several awards for his performance as a senior in 2017, including the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, unanimous All-America recognition. Mayfield was drafted by the Browns first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. In his first NFL appearance, Mayfield led Cleveland to their first win in 19 games, ending a 635-day winless streak, he threw 27 touchdowns in his 13 starts for the Browns in 2018, breaking the rookie-season passing-TD record held by Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, who both threw 26 touchdowns. Mayfield was born on April 14, 1995 in Austin Texas, to James and Gina Mayfield, the second of two sons.

James, a private equity consultant, encountered financial difficulties during his younger son's senior year in high school. These struggles forced the Mayfields to sell their family home and move from rental home to rental home. Mayfield grew up as a fan of Oklahoma, he attended a number of their games during his childhood, his father played football for three years for the University of Houston, though James never lettered. Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the Lake Travis High School Cavaliers football team, he won the 2011 4A State Championship. He finished his high school football career totaling 6,255 passing yards, 67 touchdowns, eight interceptions. Shortly before the start of the 2013 season, Mayfield was named as the starting quarterback following a back injury of projected starter and former Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer. Mayfield is believed to be the first walk-on true freshman quarterback to start a season opener at the quarterback position. In his first start against SMU, Mayfield passed for four touchdowns.

His 43 completions of 60 attempts broke a school record held by Billy Joe Tolliver, fell only four completions short of the NCAA Division I FBS single-game record for completions by a freshman, held by Luke McCown. For his performance, Mayfield was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week – the first freshman Texas Tech quarterback to be named so since former Red Raider head coach Kliff Kingsbury in 1999; the game featured the last four former Lake Travis quarterbacks combined on both teams: Garrett Gilbert, Michael Brewer, Collin Lagasse, Mayfield. Following the Red Raiders' second victory over Stephen F. Austin, Mayfield's 780 season yards and seven touchdowns exceeded the 755 yards and six touchdowns accrued by Texas Tech's last true freshman quarterback, Aaron Keesee, in 10 games. After being affected by injury and losing the starting job to fellow true freshman Davis Webb, Mayfield finished the season with 2,315 yards on 218-of-340 completions with 12 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Mayfield was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Burlsworth Trophy in November. Mayfield earned Big 12 Conference Freshman Offensive Player of the Year for the 2013 season. Mayfield announced that he would be leaving the program due to a "miscommunication" with the coaching staff. Mayfield enrolled at the University of Oklahoma in January 2014, but had not contacted the Sooners coaching staff. Mayfield further elaborated in an interview with ESPN that he sought to transfer due to scholarship issues and a perception that he had earned the starting position and that further competition was not "really fair." The alleged scholarship issues were denied by Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury. In February 2014, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops confirmed that Mayfield would be walking on for the Oklahoma Sooners. Mayfield was not eligible to play until the 2015 season, he lost a season of eligibility due to Big 12 Conference transfer rules following an unsuccessful appeal of his transfer restrictions. On August 24, 2015, Mayfield was named the starting quarterback for the Sooners after winning an open quarterback competition against Trevor Knight.

On September 6, 2015, Mayfield started against Akron. Mayfield totaled 388 passing yards with three passing touchdowns on 23 completions in the 41–3 win. In the second game of the 2015 season, Mayfield started at Tennessee at Neyland Stadium; the Sooners were ranked 19th at the time and the Volunteers were ranked 23rd. Mayfield started off slow in the game, not reaching midfield until the 13-minute mark of the fourth quarter. Oklahoma came back from a 17-point deficit to win the game by a score of 31–24 in double overtime. Mayfield threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns on 19 completions while throwing two interceptions early in the game. In the third game of the season, Mayfield started against Tulsa, he had a career day, throwing for 487 yards and four touchdowns, including 316 yards in the first half. Mayfield ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the 52–38 win. Mayfield finished the year with 3,700 passing yards, 36 touchdowns, seven interceptions, a résumé which propelled him to fourth place in voting for the Heisman Trophy.

Mayfield helped lead Oklahoma to the 2015 Orange Bowl, which served as the semifinal for the 2015 College Football Playoff. However, Oklahoma lost to Clemson by a score of 37–17. Mayfield started off the 2016 season with 323 passing yards and two touchdowns in a 33–23 loss to #15 Houston. In the rivalry game against Texas on October 8, he had 390 passing yards, three touchdowns

Auguste Barbereau

Mathurin Auguste Balthasar Barbereau was a French composer and music theorist. Barberau was born in Paris, he received numerous prizes. He was awarded with the Prix de Rome in 1824 for his cantata Agnes Sorel with text by Pierre-Ange Vieillard, he conducted many orchestras in several theatres the Théâtre Italien between 1836–38. Many times he replaced Anton Reicha, his teacher in the class of composition of the Conservatory. Among his disciples are Ambroise Thomas, Ernest Guiraud, Charles Delioux, he wrote the score of the opera Les Sybarites de Florence, took part in a variety of symphonies and concert works. But the real contribution of Barbereau is his theoretical work, among them his Traité d'harmonie théoretique et pratique, considered the most important scientific work published hitherto on this subject. After this work he published a curious Étude sur l'origine du système musical, which gave rise to great controversy. Auguste Barbereau died in an omnibus in Paris, after he had been teaching at the Conservatory.

AttributionThis article is based on the translation of the corresponding article of the French Wikipedia. A list of contributors can be found there at the History section

Süllberg (Calenberg Land)

The Süllberg is a ridge, up to 198.2 m above sea level, in the Calenberg Land near Springe in Hanover Region in the German state of Lower Saxony. The Süllberg and its foothills, the Vörier Berg in the north, the Wolfsberg in the northeast, lies a few kilometres east of the Deister in Germany's Central Uplands, it rises around 14 kilometres south-southwest of the city of Hanover on the territory of Springe and the municipality of Wennigsen, whose boundary runs over the triple-summit hill. A number of villages lie on the slopes of the ridge or at it feet; these are the Springe villages of Bennigsen to the south-southeast and Lüdersen to the east as well as the villages of Holtensen to the north-northwest and Bredenbeck to the west where the hills transition to the Deister. The Bundesstraße 217 federal road runs about one kilometre west of the Süllberg from north to south; the hill was formed during the Jurassic period. There are various hiking trails on the wooded Süllberg. One fork in the tracks between two of its peaks lies at an elevation of 182.3 m above NN.

Its actual summit is, not accessible on a footpath. There are good views from the edge of the woods and, on clear days, the highest hill in the Harz, the Brocken, can be made out to the southeast. In the 19th century sandstone was quarried in the Süllberg. Today, numerous sandstone quarries bear witness to the former industry on the western side. In the Second World War there was an anti-aircrate site on the top of the ridge. In the north, towards Lüdersen, there is a Cold War bunker; this has now been given by the Federal Property Management Agency to a private investor who specialises in the area of archiving and document storage as a backup