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Braeside, Victoria

Braeside is a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, 25 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. Braeside is a industrial suburb with little residential area, so at the 2016 census, it had a resident population of only 21. Braeside Post Office opened on 15 October 1915 and closed in 1972. Braeside is a industrial suburb bordered on its north by Lower Dandenong Road, on the east by Springvale Road, on the west by Boundary Road and to the south by Mordialloc Creek. On the south it is bordered by Governor Road becoming Hutton Road towards Keysborough. Beyond these limits there is a new subdivision called Waterways. Braeside is known for Braeside Park, a reserve opened in 1987, it was farmland and owned by the Board of Works. Located on the east side of the proposed Peninsula Freeway, taking up over half the suburb, Braeside Park has walking/bicycle trails including the Howard Road Trail, Red Gum Trail and the Bayside Trail. There is heathland and the Southern Golf Club.

The industrial sector of Braeside has been developed in the past thirty years, with the preponderance of development taking place in the mid-1980s, by converting farmland into small or large factory units. Woodlands Industrial Estate is notable in Braeside. Launched in 1992 and completed in 2003, tenants include Tyco, the distribution centre of Kmart and Gale Pacific; this industrial estate took its name from the gum trees and open area, including the Environmental Wetlands Area close by. A campus of the Mentone Grammar School is in Braeside, including the Sports Centre with facilities to play soccer, tennis, field hockey, Australian rules football, a rifle range. Close to the Sports Centre is the Pot of Colour Garden Nursery, Freccia Azzurra Club for the Italian community of Braeside, the Croatian-Australian Church and Community Centre. Prominent commercial enterprises on the west of Springvale Road include Gardenworld and J. V. Marine World; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is there as well.

City of Springvale - the former local government area of which Braeside was a part. Australian Places - Braeside

1972 NCAA University Division baseball season

The 1972 NCAA University Division baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association began in the spring of 1972. The season concluded with the 1972 College World Series; the College World Series, held for the twenty sixth time in 1972, consisted of one team from each of eight geographical districts and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Southern California claimed the championship for the third year in a row, en route to five consecutive titles; this is a partial list of conference champions from the 1972 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 13 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 15 teams earned at-large selections. The following is an incomplete list of conference standings: The 1972 season marked the twenty sixth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series.

The College World Series was held in Nebraska. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with Southern California claiming their eighth championship, third in a row, with a 1–0 win over Arizona State in the final

Bala V. Balachandran

Bala V. Balachandran is a Professor Emeritus of Accounting Information & Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Founder and Dean of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, India. Balachandran is the founder of Great Lakes Institute of Management, an independent business school in Chennai, India, he is a professor emeritus at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, where he has been on the faculty since 1973. Prior to Kellogg, Balachandran has been on the faculty at the University of Dayton, Carnegie Mellon University, Annamalai University. Balachandran was born on 5 July 1937 in Pudupatti, Tamil Nadu as the oldest of 6 children of Jambakam and A Venkataraman, his maternal uncle was S Satyamurti, renowned Indian independence activist and accomplished leader of the Indian National Congress from the Madras Presidency. His school years were spent at the Kulapathi Balaiya School and the Christian Mission school at Pudukottai followed by the Intermediate education at the Pudukottai Raja's college.

He pursued his post-graduate studies at the Annamalai University. While a student, he joined the NCC and obtained the rank of a Senior Under Officer and underwent training to become an Army Officer. ` Service to the nation' in some form was. However, on completing his graduation, the Department of Statistics in Annamalai University offered him a teaching position which he took up in 1959; when war broke out between India and China in 1962, he was enlisted to join the Army. After training he joined as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army through the Short Service Commission and was promoted as Captain by the end of the war, he was posted to serve as Commander at Chennai while he continued to teach at Annamalai University. In 1966, Bala attended a month-long workshop conducted by Dr. Landis Gephart on Quality Control and Reliability Engineering organized under the aegis of USAID in Chennai. At the end of the workshop, he was offered a full scholarship to pursue his MS/PhD at the University of Dayton, Ohio.

He completed his MSE course and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Dayton, in 1970. He went on to pursue his MBA and PhD in Operations Research at the Carnegie Mellon University and joined the Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1973, his work with Kellogg was recognized by the award of the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professorship in Accounting and Management in 1984. Balachandran is married to Vasantha Balachandran, they have Sudhakar Balachandran and Diwakar Balachandran. Balachandran is the author of numerous papers in Accounting. Great Lakes Institute of Management

Rhode Island Comic Con

Rhode Island Comic Con is a three-day comic convention held during November at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Dunkin' Donuts Center, Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. The convention was Rhode Island's first Comic Con. Organizers run Terror Con, a horror convention at the same location; the convention offers artists, celebrity guests, comic book authors, a costume contest, kids-con, professional wrestlers, video game tournaments, voice artists. In 2013, the convention hosted several wedding ceremonies. Rhode Island Comic Con held its first event in 2012 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and took two years to prepare. David Anders, Anthony Michael Hall, Madison Lintz, Jett Lucas, Nichelle Nichols, Chanel Ryan, Raphael Sbarge could not make it to the 2013 convention due to the 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting. A Halloween party was held on Friday before the convention in 2014; the fire marshal shutdown RICC temporarily on Saturday due to over capacity caused by poor attendance flow.

Rhode Island Convention Center has a maximum occupancy of 17,000 and attendance at the time of shutdown was over 20,000. It was the first time in Rhode Island Convention Center history a shutdown due to over capacity occurred. An estimated 1,500 or more attendees were unable to enter the convention. Many were attendees who could not re-enter; the attendees in line suffered from poor weather conditions and chants for refunds began. Attendees were allowed to enter in small groups or could exchange tickets for Sunday. Refunds were issued for attendees who purchased tickets but could not enter the convention. Crowding was caused by the convention's 50 percent growth, not using all available space, the convention center not being prepared for attendees to stay so long. Sunday did not experience the same levels of crowding and ticket sales were capped. Prior to the 2015, RICC changed its press policy due to concerns that it limited negative free speech about the event; the convention made several changes to prevent overcrowding issues in 2015.

The changes included expanding to the Dunkin' Donuts Center, increasing to three days, ticket scanning to know attendance figures, a 17,000 ticket sales cap per day, increased vendor food supply. Carrie Fisher cancelled her 2015 appearance due to illness. Jorge Elorza, the mayor of Providence, participated in the Comic Con's opening ceremony. Saturday's ticket sales for Rhode Island Comic Con stopped at 10:30 a.m. The convention in 2015 had over 500 volunteers. Before 2016's convention, Kate Beckinsale canceled her appearance due to work commitments. Friday and Saturday tickets sold out for the 2016 convention. "Rhode Warrior", the conventions comic book, launched at the 2016 event. Due to issues with photo ops after 2016, a different company was used in 2017, RICC added ballroom space in the Omni Providence Hotel. Additional line space was added in a large tent behind the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Several major guests cancelled before the 2017 convention, including Jon Bernthal, Richard Dreyfuss, Lennie James, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Norman Reedus, Mark Ruffalo.

The convention's ticket sales were limited to 17,000 per day, with Saturday being sold out. RICC added the Geekfest film festival and a Gene Simmons concert at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Rhode Island Comic Con

Abu Madyan

Abu Madyan known as Abu Madyan Shu'ayb Al-Ghawth, or Abū Madyan, or Sidi Bou-Mediene, or Sidi Abu Madyan Shuayb ibn al-Hussein al-Ansari, was an influential Andalusian mystic and a great Sufi master. Some refer to him as the national figure of Maghreb mysticism as he was such a forerunner of Sufism in this geographical area. Devoted to the fervent service of God, he helped introduce looking into oneself and harmonizing internal occurrences with the external observances through asceticism. Abu Madyan was born in Cantillana, a small town about 35 km away from Seville, in 1126, he came from an obscure family and his parents were poor. As he grew up, he learned the trade of a weaver, his insatiable hunger for knowledge, piqued his interest in the Qur'an and the study of religion and mysticism. Soon after, Abu Madyan traveled to Fes to complete his education, he left for Fes at about the end of the Almoravid era or at the beginning of the founding of the Almohad state. There, he studied under Abu Ya’azza al-Hazmiri, ‘Ali Hirzihim, al-Dakkak.

It was al-Dakkak that provided him with the khirka, the cloak passed from Master to student in the study of Sufism. During his time studying in Fes, Abu Madyan became familiar within the works of Al-Ghazali, one of the most prominent theologians and mystics of Sunni Islam regarded as one of the renewers of the religion. Abu Madyan was fascinated with mysticism by Sidi Ali Ibn Harazem, they fasted and prayed together in a continuous fashion as the ideal Sufi, practicing strict asceticism. Abu Madyan, who came from a poor background, didn't have a hard time distancing himself from such pleasures; because of his strict practices, he reached the rank of Ghawth. Abu Madyan went to Mecca where he met the great Muslim saint and completed his spiritual training under him. On his return, he went to the town of Béjaïa where he practiced strict asceticism and acquired an honorable reputation for his knowledge. People would come far to both consult him on certain manners. People believed he could perform miracles.

His beliefs were in opposition to the Almohade doctors of that town. The Almohades wanted to get rid of him. Madyan settled in the town of Béjaïa where he established a mosque-school; the sheer amount of fame and influence that Abu Madyan evoked raised serious concern from the political powers of the time. The Almohad Caliph Ya’qub al-Mansur summoned Madyan to Marrakech for this reason so he could talk to Madyan himself. Upon his summoning to Marrakech, Abu Madyan was taken ill and died before he reached his destination in 594/1198, near the river of Ysser, his last sigh was "Allah al-Hakk." He was buried in al-‘Ubbad near Tlemcen, Algeria. His funeral was commemorated by the people of Tlemcen and he has been considered the patron saint and protector of Tlemcen since. A mausoleum was built by the order of the Almohade sovereign, Muhammad al-Nasir, too shortly after his death. Many princes and kings of Tlemcen have contributed to this mausoleum since his demise. Many monuments, a good number of them still well preserved, were built in his honor next to his tomb by the Marinid kings, who controlled Tlemcen in the 14th century.

One such monument is the Mosque of Madrasa. His tomb became the center of fine architecture and is still a place of pilgrimage for many Sufis today; the basic principles and virtues taught at Madyan’s school in Bejaia were repentance, paying visits to other masters, service to experienced masters. He emphasized futuwa but only when accompanied by the obedience of devotees to their master, the avoidance of disagreements between devotees, constancy, nobility of mind, the denunciation of the unjust, a feeling of satisfaction with the gifts of God; because of his focus on the acceptance of one’s emotions and his followers refused to confine themselves to only asceticism and meditation alone, but instead lived day to day by maintaining close relationships with the people around them. Along with sharing his knowledge and ideas with his disciples, Abu Madyan wrote many poems and spoke in proverbs in order to connect with the masses and not just the intellectuals. According to Yahya B. Khaldun, Abu Madyan's teachings may all be summed up in this verse which he repeated, "Say Allah! and abandon all, matter, or is connected with it, if though desirest to attain the truth goal."

Aside from attaining Ghawth status and teaching hundreds and hundreds of disciples, Abu Madyan left his mark in more ways than one. He gained immense popularity, he had a personality and way of speaking that united people from all walks of life, from the common people to the academics. To this day, scholars say that no one of the time surpassed him in religious and intellectual influence, his school produced hundreds of saints and out of the 46 Sufi saints in the Rif region, 15 were his disciples. People still visit his tomb today for asking god through him they call it tawasoul, they visit him from all around the world. There are few surviving writings from Abu Madyan, of those that do still exist, there are mystical poems, a testament and a creed, he encouraged the free expression of emotions rather than rigidity, but made known his support of asceticism complete devotion to God and a minimalist lifestyle. Bidayat al Mouridin, Ms 938, Bibliot. Nat. Alger. Diwan, édit. Chaouar of Tlemcen, Damascus, 1938.

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Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 16 August at the Pavilion 2 of Riocentro. 260 athletes competed in 15 different events according to their respective weight categories. Bulgaria and Russia were banned from participating in the sport for systematic doping. 15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events: There were at most three sessions of competition on each day of the 2016 Olympics Weightlifting program: Morning session: 10:00–14:00 BRT Afternoon session: 15:30–17:30 BRT Evening session: 19:00–21:00 BRT Similar to 2012 format, a total of 260 athletes qualified through a combination of team and individual spots. Host nation Brazil had guaranteed three automatic places for men and two for women, while ten spots were entitled to the athletes through the Tripartite Commission Invitation, leaving the remaining berths up for grabs in both the men's and women's competitions respectively. Five Olympic records were broken. Men's 69kg Kyrgyzstan's Izzat Artykov won the bronze medal, but was disqualified after he tested positive for strychnine.

Men's 85kg On 8 December 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport stated that the original bronze medalist Gabriel Sincraian, of Romania, was disqualified after he tested positive for exogenous Testosterone. Powerlifting at the 2016 Summer Paralympics "Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics". Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics at SR/Olympics Results Book – Weightlifting