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Chiang Ching-kuo

Chiang Ching-kuo was a politician of the Republic of China. The eldest and only biological son of former president Chiang Kai-shek, he held numerous posts in the government of the Republic of China, he served as Premier of the Republic of China between 1972 and 1978, was the President of the Republic of China from 1978 until his death in 1988. Chiang Ching-kuo was sent as a teenager to study in the Soviet Union during the First United Front in 1925, when his father's Nationalist Party and the Chinese Communist Party were in alliance, he attended university there, but when the Chinese Nationalists violently broke with the Communists, Stalin sent him to work in a steel factory in the Ural Mountains. There, Chiang married Faina Vakhreva; when war between China and Japan was imminent in 1937, Stalin sent the couple to China. During the war Ching-kuo's father came to trust him, gave him more and more responsibilities, including administration. After the Japanese surrender Ching-kuo was given the job of ridding Shanghai of corruption, which he attacked with ruthless efficiency.

The victory of the Communists in 1949 drove their government to Taiwan. Chiang Ching-kuo was first given control of the secret police, a position he retained until 1965 and in which he used arbitrary arrests and torture to ensure tight control, he became Minister of Defense, Vice-Premier and Premier. After his father's death in 1975 he took leadership of the Nationalist Party as Chairman, was elected President in 1978 and again in 1984. Under his tenure the government of the Republic of China, while authoritarian, became more open and tolerant of political dissent. Chiang courted Taiwanese voters, reduced the preference for those who had come from the mainland after the war. Toward the end of his life Chiang relaxed government controls on the media and speech, allowed Taiwanese Han into positions of power, including his successor Lee Teng-hui; the son of Chiang Kai-shek and his first wife, Mao Fumei, Chiang Ching-kuo was born in Fenghua, with the courtesy name of Jiànfēng. He had Chiang Wei-kuo.

"Ching" means "longitude", while "kuo" means "nation". The names are inspired by the references in Chinese classics such as the Guoyu, in which "to draw the longitudes and latitudes of the world" is used as a metaphor for a person with great abilities in managing a country. While the young Chiang Ching-kuo had a good relationship with his mother and grandmother, his relationship with his father was strict and rocky. Chiang Kai-shek appeared to his son as an authoritarian figure, sometimes indifferent to his problems. In personal letters between the two, Chiang Kai-shek would sternly order his son to improve his Chinese calligraphy. From 1916 until 1919 Chiang Ching-kuo attended the "Grammar School" in Wushan in Hsikou. In 1920, his father hired tutors to teach him the Four Books, the central texts of Confucianism. On June 4, 1921, Ching-kuo's grandmother died. What might have been an immense emotional loss was compensated for when Chiang Kai-shek moved the family to Shanghai. Chiang Ching-kuo's stepmother known as the Chiang family's "Shanghai Mother", went with them.

During this period Chiang Kai-shek concluded that Chiang Ching-kuo was a son to be taught, while Chiang Wei-kuo was a son to be loved. During his time in Shanghai, Chiang Ching-kuo was supervised by his father and made to write a weekly letter of 200-300 Chinese characters. Chiang Kai-shek underlined the importance of classical books and of learning English, two areas he was hardly proficient in himself. On March 20, 1924, Chiang Ching-kuo was able to present to his now-nationally famous father a proposal concerning the grass-roots organization of the rural population in Hsikou. Chiang Ching-kuo planned to provide free education in order to allow people to read and to write at least 1000 characters. In his own words: I have a suggestion to make about the Wushan School, although I do not know if you can agree to it. My suggestion is that the school establish a night school for common people who cannot afford to go to the regular school. My school established a night school with great success. I can tell you something about the night school: Name: Wuschua School for the Common People Tuition fee: Free of charge with stationery supplied Class hours: 7 pm to 9 pm Age limit: 14 or older Schooling protocol: 16 or 20 weeks.

At the time of the graduation, the trainees will be able to write simple letters and keep simple accounts. They will be issued a diploma; the textbooks they used were published by the Commercial Press and were entitled "One thousand characters for the common people." I do not know. If a night school is established at Wushan, it will benefit the local people. In early 1925, Chiang entered Shanghai's Pudong College, but Chiang Kai-shek decided to send him on to Beijing because of warlord action and spontaneous student protests in Shanghai. In Beijing he attended the school organized by a friend of his father, Wu Zhihui, a renowned scholar and linguist; the school combined modern approaches to education. While there, Ching-kuo started to identify himself as a progressive revolutionary and participated in the flourishing social scene inside the young Communist community; the idea of studying in Moscow now seized his imagination. Within the help program provided by the Soviet Union to the countries of East Asia there was a training school that became the Moscow Sun Yat-sen University.

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Melissa McFerrin

Melissa Lynne McFerrin is an American college basketball coach, the head coach of the Memphis Tigers women's basketball team. McFerrin played point guard in college basketball at the University of Missouri from 1979–1983, reaching the Sweet 16 in 1982. In 2017, she received a contract extension through the 2018–2019 season, she has a base salary of $196,743. McFerrin grew up in Cassville and participated on the track team in high school, competing in the high jump where she placed first in class A in 1978. McFerrin attended the University of Missouri between 1979–83, earning a letter in basketball each of her four years as the starting point guard for the Tigers, she help the team to the Big Eight title in 1983 and two NCAA tournament appearances in 1982 and 1983. In her senior year, she was honored as the Big Eight Scholar Athlete, graduating with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. In 1983 she earned all big eight honorable mention in 1983. After college, she started her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Wayland Baptist.

After a single season at Wayland Baptist, she spent six years as an assistant at Central Michigan. While at Central Michigan she earned a master's degree in physical education in 1988. McFerrin moved on to Ohio State where she served as an assistant for seven years. During her time at Ohio State the team won the Big Ten in 1993, finished as national runner-up in the NCAA tournament, she served as the recruiting coordinator during her tenure at Ohio State. The 1992 recruiting class was ranked as the number one recruiting class in the nation, in no small part to the fact that it included Katie Smith in the class. In 1997, McFerrin moved to the professional ranks, joining the New York Liberty as an assistant coach. In her three years at the Liberty the team finished as runner-up twice, losing to Houston in the finals in 1997 and 1999, she moved on to the Washington Mystics where she stayed for three years, two of which as the general manager. In her first season as general manager; the Mystics made the WNBA playoffs for the first time ever.

In 2002, McFerrin returned to the college coaching ranks as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota, as an associate head coach for the same team. In 2004, McFerrin took on her first head coaching position accepting the position at American University, she remained at American for four seasons. In her final year at American, the American Eagle she finished first in the Patriot League and earned an invitation to the WNIT tournament, she was named Patriot League Coach of the year. McFerrin became the head coach at the University of Memphis in 2008. After an initial losing season, the team put together four consecutive winning seasons and four consecutive postseason invitations, making the finals of the WBI in 2010 and earning invitations to the WNIT in the next three years. In 2013 Memphis became part of the American Athletic Conference; the team has one postseason appearance in the four years since joining the American conference, a WNIT invitation in 2016. Coach Melissa McFerrin official web site Melissa McFerrin bio at the University of Memphis athletics web site Melissa McFerrin bio at the American University athletics web site

Anna Chahoud

Anna Chahoud is Professor of Latin in the Department of Classics at Trinity College Dublin, is known for her research on Latin literature and linguistics. Anna Chahoud holds a BA in classics from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Greek and Latin philology from the University of Pisa. Chahoud has worked at the University of Reading, the University of Durham and University College Dublin, she joined Trinity College Dublin in 2006. As well as holding the Chair of Latin, she is a Fellow and Public Orator at Trinity College Dublin, where she convenes the'Manuscript and Print Cultures' research theme, her other academic appointments include positions as an invited Visiting Scholar at All Souls College and Visiting Scientist at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. Chahoud's research interests include fragmentary early Latin texts, the transmission of these texts from antiquity to the early modern period, Latin linguistic registers, the interaction between literary and spoken language, her most important publications in these fields include C.

Lucili Reliquiarum concordantiae and Colloquial and Literary Latin. Chahoud, Anna C. Lucilii Reliquiarum Concordantiae, Hildesheim-Zürich-New York, Olms-Weidmann, 1998 Chahoud, Anna Fabellae Dublinenses Revisited and Other Essays In honour of M. L. Colker, Dublin, 2017 Chahoud, Anna Colloquial and Literary Latin, Cambridge University Press, 2010 Chahoud, Anna "Lucilius on Latin spelling and usage" in Giuseppe Pezzini and Barney Taylor and Language in the Classical Roman World, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 46–78 Chahoud, Anna "Verbal Mosaics: Speech Patterns and Generic Stylisation in Lucilius" in B. W. Breed, Rex Wallace, E. Keitel Our Lucilius: Satire in Second Century Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 132–161 Chahoud, Anna "Quid ago? Quid facimus?'Deliberative' Indicative Questions from Early to Late Latin" in J. N. Adams and Nigel Vincent and Late Latin: Continuity and Change, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 217–245 Chahoud, Anna "Varro's Latin and Varro on Latin" in R. Ferri and A. Zago, The Latin of the Grammarians: Reflections about Language in the Roman World, Pisa, 2016, pp. 15–31 Chahoud, Anna "Lucilio: L'invenzione di un'identità" in Luca Canali, Altri classici, 2013, pp. 1–14 Chahoud, Anna "The Language of Roman Verse Satire" in James Clackson, Blackwell Companion to the Latin Language, Malden, MA and Oxford, Blackwell, 2011 Chahoud, Anna "Idiom and literariness in classical literary criticism" in Eleanor Dickey and Anna Chahoud and Literary Latin, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 42–64 Chahoud, Anna "Antiquity and Authority in Nonius Marcellus" in David Scourfield and Culture in Late Antiquity: Inheritance and Change, Classical Press of Wales, 2007, pp. 69–96 Chahoud, Anna "The Roman satirist speaks Greek", Classics Ireland, 11, 2004, p. 1–46 Ancient European Languages And Writings Bryn Mawr Classical Review editorial board Anna Chadoud's works on Google Scholar

Ampersand Mountain

Ampersand Mountain is a 3,352 ft mountain in Franklin County in the northeastern Adirondacks, west of the High Peaks in New York State. The trail up the mountain begins on New York State Route 3 8.1 miles southwest of the village of Saranac Lake, near Middle Saranac Lake. The mountain takes its name from nearby Ampersand Creek, so named because it twists and turns like the ampersand symbol; the summit is bare rock, with extensive views of the High Peaks to the east and the Saranac Lakes to the west. Stony Creek Mountain is located west-southwest of Ampersand Mountain. W. W. Ely made the first recorded ascent of Ampersand Mountain in 1872. Ely and Dr. William Reed and three others cleared the summit of trees, built a lean-to; the following year, Verplanck Colvin cleared the remaining trees while working on his survey of the Adirondacks, subsequent fires and erosion left the summit bare. Colvin credits Ely for the mountain's name. New York State built a fire lookout station on the summit in 1911, although a fire tower was deemed unnecessary due to the open views available.

By 1920, tree growth was such. The tower was used until 1970, when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation closed it, as it had become more cost-effective to spot fires using aircraft; the tower was removed in July, 1977. There is a memorial near the summit to hermit Walter Channing Rice, who manned the fire tower from 1915 to 1923. Ampersand was the first mountain that wilderness activist and explorer Bob Marshall climbed, in 1915, when he was 14. In 1925, his brother George and Herbert K. Clark became the first to climb all 46 of the Adirondack peaks over 4,000 ft, becoming the first Adirondack Forty-Sixers. List of mountains in New York U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ampersand Mountain Adirondack Mountain Club - Ampersand Mountain - Ampersand Mountain Topographic Map TupperLake. Net - Ampersand Mountain Adirondack Sports and Fitness: "Water, Water Everywhere: The Views from Ampersand" Ampersand Mt. Fire Tower - The Fire Towers of New York

Frederic Lindsay

Frederic Lindsay was a Scottish crime writer, born in Glasgow and lived in Edinburgh. He was a full-time writer from 1979 and worked as a lecturer and library assistant, he was active in a number of literary organisations including the Society of Authors, International PEN and the Scottish Arts Council. In addition to novels he wrote for TV, radio and the theatre. Two of his novels have been made into films. Meldrum was one of those men defined by their job. Assuming he had a private life at all, it was hard to imagine. A glance to the side gave... a glimpse of the raw-boned profile, big nose, long chin, thin mouth, giving nothing away. The hands surrounding the steering wheel were thick-fingered, old scars white on the back of the nearer, hands shaped by grasping tools, a workman’s hands. Lindsay wrote eight novels over the course of eleven years featuring Detective Inspector Jim Meldrum, an officer with Lothian and Borders Police, as their main protagonist, he was intended as a one-off study into the fate of a whistleblower and the personal cost of integrity.

But Lindsay's publishers at the time and Stoughton, commissioned further works and so the series was born. The Meldrum books are classic police procedurals, dark in tone, which sometimes exploit the convention of having the identity of the perpetrator known to the reader before it becomes clear to the detectives, they feature considerable insights into the character and mental processes of the protagonist and into the effect that his work as a detective has on his personal life. They project a strong sense of place through the use of locations in Edinburgh and around Scotland and through the inclusion of distinctively Scottish speech and cultural references; these are all characteristics that make the Meldrum novels comparable to the regarded Italian-based Aurelio Zen series by fellow crime writer Michael Dibdin. In a 2002 article for the Association for Scottish Literary Studies Lindsay described his work on the Meldrum books as a challenge in developing a complex and psychologically interesting character within the form and conventions of the detective genre.

Lindsay described his novels as "differ markedly in tone and subject matter." They have themes including coming of age and sexual discovery, psychosis. In 2005 his novel Brond was nominated in a List Magazine/Scottish Book Trust list of the 100 best Scottish books of all time. In 1987 Brond was made into a three-part television series for Channel 4 directed by fellow Scotsman Michael Caton-Jones and featuring the actors Stratford Johns, John Hannah and James Cosmo. One of Lindsay's works has been made into a film: in 1999 Jill Rips was made into an independent Hollywood film directed by Anthony Hickox and starring Dolph Lundgren; the Stranger From Home Tremor of Demons The Endings Man Darkness In My Hand Death Knock Idle Hands A Kind of Dying Kissing Judas My Life As A Man After the Stranger Came A Charm Against Drowning Jill Rips, adapted as the 1999 film of the same name Brond And Be The Nations Again Publisher’s biography of Lindsay Society of Authors entry Frederic Lindsay on IMDb Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Practising Crime for a Living List Magazine/Scottish Book Trust list of the 100 best Scottish books of all time Fantastic Fiction

Anthony Williams (footballer)

Anthony Simon Williams is a Welsh former professional footballer and coach. As a player, he was a goalkeeper from 1994 until 2012, he came through the youth ranks at Premier League side Blackburn Rovers before going on to feature for Queens Park Rangers, Macclesfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Bristol Rovers, Hartlepool United, Swansea City, Stockport County, Grimsby Town, Carlisle United, Bury and Neath. Williams is a former Wales U-21 player. Williams began his career as a trainee at Blackburn Rovers in 1997 and had loan spells at Queens Park Rangers, Macclesfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Bristol Rovers and Gillingham in three seasons but made no appearances for Blackburn. Williams joined Hartlepool United on a free transfer in June 2000 and started 131 league games in four seasons at Victoria Park, helping Hartlepool to the Division Three play-off semi-final in the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons, to promotion in the 2002–03 season, he lost his place in the first-team to Jim Provett at the start of the 2003–04 season and had loan spells with Swansea City and Stockport County.

At the end of the season, his contract was not renewed and he was released by Hartlepool. Williams joined Grimsby Town where he was an ever-present in the 2004–05 season but rejected the offer of a new contract at the end of the season. Instead he joined Carlisle United. At the start of the 2005–06 season he was the first choice goalkeeper but lost his place to Keiren Westwood and joined Bury on a short loan spell in January 2006 before joining Wrexham on loan in March 2007 until the end of the 2006–07 season. Williams joined Wrexham on a permanent basis in May 2007, signing a two-year contract, after impressing during his loan spell at the club when he kept five clean sheets in nine games. Following Wrexham's relegation to the Football Conference in May 2008, he was transfer listed by the club, but stayed with the side until the end of the season before being released. On 1 June 2009, Williams signed for Welsh Premier league side Neath, making twenty appearances before being released at the end of the season.

On 24 June 2011, Williams was named as goalkeeping coach at Bury. He returned to the playing ranks in January 2012 when back up keeper Ritchie Branagan suffered an injury resulting in Williams being given a squad number, he joined Crawley Town as assistant manager, with Richie Barker in August 2012. In November 2013, Williams had his contract terminated at the club following the departure of manager Richie Barker. On 17 December 2013, Williams was appointed goalkeeper coach as well as assistant manager at Portsmouth, he was appointed by his old manager at Crawley, Richie Barker. On 27 March 2014, Williams was sacked by Portsmouth Tony Williams' at Soccerbase Official Wrexham A. F. C. Profile