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Conrad Hilton

Conrad Nicholson Hilton was an American hotelier and the founder of the Hilton Hotels chain. Conrad Hilton was born in San Antonio, New Mexico by Norwegian born Augustus Halvorsen Hilton and Mary Genevieve Laufersweiler, he attended the Goss Military Academy and St. Michael's College, the New Mexico A&M University, he was a member of the international fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon – Alpha Omicron Chapter. In his early twenties, Hilton was a Republican representative in the first New Mexico Legislature, when the state was newly formed, he served two years in the U. S. Army during World War I. While Conrad was in France with the army after the war, his father was killed in a car accident; the most enduring influence to shape Hilton's philanthropic philosophy beyond that of his parents was the Roman Catholic Church and his sisters. He credited his mother with guiding him to prayer and the church whenever he was troubled or dismayed—from the boyhood loss of a beloved pony to severe financial losses during the Great Depression.

His mother continually told him that prayer was the best investment he would make. As a young boy, Hilton developed entrepreneurial skills working at his father's general store in Socorro County, New Mexico, converted into a 10-room hotel; this was followed by varied experiences, including a stint as a representative in New Mexico's first State Legislature and a career decision to become a banker. It was with the intention of buying a bank, he bought his first hotel instead, the 40-room Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919, when a bank purchase fell through. The hotel did such brisk business that rooms changed hands as as three times a day, the dining room was converted into additional rooms to meet the demand, he went on to buy and build hotels throughout Texas, including the highrise Dallas Hilton, opened in 1925. The first hotel outside of Texas that Hilton built was in 1939 in New Mexico. Today it is known as the Hotel Andaluz. During the Great Depression, Hilton was nearly forced into bankruptcy and lost several of his hotels.

He was retained as manager of a combined chain, regained control of his remaining eight hotels. Over the next decade, he expanded west to California and east to Chicago and New York, crowning his expansions with such acquisitions as the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, the fabled Waldorf-Astoria in New York, he formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946, Hilton International Company in 1948. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hilton Hotels' worldwide expansion facilitated both American tourism and overseas business by American corporations, it was the world's first international hotel chain, at the same time establishing a certain worldwide standard for hotel accommodations. In all, Hilton owned 188 hotels in 38 cities in the U. S. including the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, the Palmer House in Chicago, the Plaza Hotel and Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, along with fifty-four hotels abroad. He purchased the Carte Blanche Credit Company and an interest in the American Crystal Sugar Company, as well as other enterprises.

Hilton received honorary degrees from the University of Detroit, DePaul University, Barat College, Adelphi College, Sophia University and the University of Albuquerque. Hilton's autobiography, Be My Guest, was published in 1958 by Prentice Hall. In 1966, Hilton was elected chairman of the board. In 1925, Hilton married Mary Adelaide Barron, they had three children: Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr. William Barron Hilton, Eric Michael Hilton, before divorcing in 1934. In 1942, Hilton married actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, they had one child: Constance Francesca Hilton, before divorcing in 1947. Gabor wrote in her 1991 autobiography One Lifetime is Not Enough that she only became pregnant by Hilton after he raped her during their marriage, their daughter Constance died on January 5, 2015, from a stroke. In 1976, Hilton married Mary Frances Kelly, their marriage lasted until his death in 1979. Mary Hilton died in 2006, at the age of 90. On January 3, 1979, Hilton died of natural causes at the age of 91, he is interred at a Catholic cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

He left $500,000 to his two surviving siblings, $100,000 to his daughter Francesca, $10,000 to each of his nieces and nephews. The bulk of his estate was left to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which he established in 1944, his son, Barron Hilton, who spent much of his career helping build the Hilton Hotels Corporation, contested the will, despite having left the company as acting President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors. A settlement was reached and, as a result, Barron Hilton received 4 million shares of the hotel enterprise, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation received 3.5 million shares, the remaining 6 million shares were placed in the W. Barron Hilton Charitable Remainder Unitrust. Upon Barron Hilton's death, Unitrust assets will be transferred to the Hilton Foundation, of which Barron sits on the Board of Directors as Chairman. On December 25, 2007, Barron Hilton announced that he would leave about 97% of his fortune, to a charitable unitrust which would be merged with the Conrad N.

Hilton Foundation. By leaving his estate to the Foundation, Barron not only d

Rick Davis

Richard Dean Davis is a retired American soccer midfielder, former captain of the U. S. National Team for much of the 1980s, he is considered by fans the best U. S.-born player of the North American Soccer League era and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Davis began playing soccer at the age of seven for an AYSO soccer team in California, he was an All-American high school player at Damien High School in California. In 1977, he played a single season of college soccer at Santa Clara University While at Santa Clara, he was a member of the Broncos team which took the U-19 National Open Championship. An American on a team of international superstars with the New York Cosmos, he helped the team to three NASL league titles in 1978, 1980 and 1982, he began playing with the team during the 1978 season and was selected as the 1979 North American Player of the Year in his second season. He was selected as an NASL all-star Honorable Mention in the 1983 season. In 1983, the St. Louis Steamers of the Major Indoor Soccer League signed Davis away from the Cosmos.

Davis moved just in time to avoid the collapse of the Cosmos. Despite numerous nagging injuries, Davis led the Steamers in scoring and was an integral part of the team's run to the MISL championship series which the Steamers lost to the Baltimore Blast, he played one more season with the Steamers before moving to the New York Express, an MISL expansion team staffed by former Cosmos players. The team lasted until the 1986-1987 All-Star break. In March 1987, Davis moved to the Tacoma Stars for the remainder of the 1986-1987 season. In January 1989, Davis injured his knee, he was on the roster for the 1989 Seattle Storm of the Western Soccer Alliance. In 1990, he retired from playing professional soccer. Davis became an integral part of the U. S. national team in 1977, first with the U. S. Olympic team and U20 teams the senior national team. Between September 11 and October 4, 1976, the U. S. U-20 national team played the qualifying games for the 1977 FIFA World U-20 Championship. While the team went 5-2, it failed to qualify.

Davis led the team scoring with eight goals. When he was 17 years old, he made his senior national team debut in a September 15, 1977 match against El Salvador. More, he scored his first international goal in that game, he became a regular on the team, playing in all eight U. S. matches in 1977. Davis continued to play for the Olympic team. However, President Carter's boycott of those games, held in Moscow, stopped the team from competing. Davis played for the U. S. in the 1984 Olympics, where he scored two goals in the U. S. victory over Costa Rica. In 1984, he was named the U. S. Soccer Athlete of the Year, the first year of the award, he played again at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Davis' experience and leadership led him to being named captain of the U. S. national team. In this capacity, he led the team during 1988, was looking forward to the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying games in 1989. However, he suffered a serious knee injury in January 1989. Although he tried to work himself back into shape in order to make the World Cup roster, U.

S. coach Bob Gansler never called him back to the team, Davis retired from playing. Overall, he earned 36 caps, scoring seven goals for the senior national team. After his retirement from playing, Davis became the head coach and general manager of the Los Angeles Salsa of the American Professional Soccer League. In 2004, he was named Director of Programs for AYSO, in 2006, he was named its National Executive Director. On March 9, 2010, AYSO announced the resignation of Davis, effective May 11, 2010. Davis has had a long career in soccer broadcasting. In 1989, he and JP Dellacamera provided live commentary for the match pitting the champions of the Western Soccer Alliance and the American Soccer League, he would provide television commentary at both the 1990 and 1994 World Cups for ABC. He continues to work as a commentator for Los Angeles Galaxy games. Davis was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001. NASL/MISL stats 10 Questions With... Rick Davis Rick Davis – FIFA competition record


Teyumbaita is an extinct genus of hyperodapedontine rhynchosaur from the Upper Triassic epoch of Paleorrota, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Its fossils, two nearly complete skulls and a partial skull were discovered in the lower part of the Caturrita Formation and was first assigned to a species of Scaphonyx, Scaphonyx sulcognathus; this species was reassigned to its own genus by Felipe Chinaglia Montefeltro, Max Cardoso Langer and Cesar Leandro Schultz in 2010 and the type species is Teyumbaita sulcognathus. Cladogram based on Montefeltro and Schultz: Many specimens of T. sulcognathus have been found to date: UFRGS-PV-0232T - partial skeleton with nearly complete skull UFRGS-PV-0298T - partial skeleton and nearly complete skull UFRGS-PV-0290T - partial skeleton and skull UFRGS-PV-0418T - partial right mandible UFRGS-PV-0420T - partial right dentary and postcrania UFRGS-PV-0445T - partial maxilla MCP-683 - partial left dentary

1988 IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships

The 1988 IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships was the sixth edition of the annual international road running competition organised by the International Amateur Athletics Federation. The competition was hosted by Australia on 20 March 1988 in Adelaide and featured one race only: a 15K run for women. There were individual and team awards available, with the national team rankings being decided by the combined finishing positions of a team's top three runners. Countries with fewer than three finishers were not ranked; this was the only time. Norway's Ingrid Kristiansen defended her title with a winning time of 48:24 minutes. Wang Xiuting of China was runner-up nearly two minutes behind and was shortly followed by Zoya Ivanova, who took third place ten seconds later. Ivanova led a Soviets to a comfortable win in the team competition with a total of 21 points coming from her, Yekaterina Khramenkova and Lyudmila Matveyeva. China, entering the competition for the first time took second in the team race through Wang, fourth-placed Zhong Huandi and Wang Huabi in 25th.

Portugal, the defending team champions, were led to third place by Conceição Ferreira


CX3C chemokine receptor 1 known as the fractalkine receptor or G-protein coupled receptor 13 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CX3CR1 gene. As the name suggests, this receptor binds the chemokine CX3CL1; the fractalkine ligand CX3CL1 is a transmembrane protein and chemokine involved in the adhesion and migration of leukocytes. The protein encoded by the CX3CR1 gene is a receptor for the fractalkine ligand. Expression of this receptor appears to be associated with lymphocytes. CX3CR1 is expressed by monocytes and plays a major role in the survival of monocytes. Fractalkine signaling has recently been discovered to play a developmental role in the migration of microglia in the central nervous system to their synaptic targets, where phagocytosis and synaptic refinement occur. CX3CR1 knockout mice had more synapses on hippocampal neurons than wild-type mice. CX3CR1 is a coreceptor for HIV-1, some variations in this gene lead to increased susceptibility to HIV-1 infection and rapid progression to AIDS.

CX3CR1 variants have been described to modify the survival time and the progression rate of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mutations in CX3CR1 are associated to dysplasia of the hip. Homozygous CX3CR1-M280 mutation impairs human monocyte survival and deteriorates outcome of human systemic candiasis. CX3CR1+protein,+human at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings "Chemokine Receptors: CX3CR1". IUPHAR Database of Receptors and Ion Channels. International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Human CX3CR1 genome location and CX3CR1 gene details page in the UCSC Genome Browser; this article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, in the public domain

Islamist insurgency in Mozambique

The Islamist insurgency in Mozambique is an ongoing conflict in Cabo Delgado Province, between Islamist militants attempting to establish an Islamic state in the region, Mozambican security forces. Civilians have been the main targets of attacks by Islamist militants; the main insurgent faction is Ansar al-Sunna, a native extremist faction with tenuous international connections. From mid-2018, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has become active in northern Mozambique as well, claimed its first attack against Mozambican security forces in June 2019. Ansar al-Sunna is similar to the name of an Iraqi Sunni insurgent group that fought against US troops between 2003 and 2007. Locals call them "al-Shabaab" but they are a separate organization from Somali al-Shabaab; the militants are known to speak Portuguese, the official language of Mozambique, the local language, Swahili, the language spoken in the Great Lakes region. Reports state that members are Mozambicans from Mocimboa da Praia and Macomia districts, but include foreign nationals from Tanzania and Somalia.

Ansar al-Sunna known by its original name "Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo", was a religious movement in northern districts of Cabo Delgado which first appeared around 2015. It was formed by followers of the radical Kenyan cleric Aboud Rogo, killed in 2012. Thereafter, some of members of his movement settled down in Kibiti, before moving into Mozambique. Ansar al-Sunna claims that Islam as practised in Mozambique has been corrupted and no longer follows the teachings of Muhammad; the movement's members entered traditional mosques with weapons in order to threaten others to follow their own radical beliefs. The movement is anti-Christian and anti-Western, has tried to prevent people from attending hospitals or schools which it considers secular and anti-Islamic; this behavior alienated much of the local population instead of converting them to Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo, so that the movement's members broke away and formed their own places of worship. Over time, the group became violent: It called for Sharia law to implemented in the country, no longer recognized the Mozambican government, started to form hidden camps in Macomia District, Mocímboa da Praia District, Montepuez District.

There, Ansar al-Sunna militants were trained by ex-policemen, ex-frontier guards, fired and held grudges against the government. The movement contacted other Islamist militants in East Africa, hired al-Shabaab trainers from Somalia and Kenya; these al-Shabaab trainers acted as mercenaries and aided Ansar al-Sunna not out of actual connections between al-Shabaab and Ansar al-Sunna, but due to the pay they received from the latter. Some of the Ansar al-Sunna militants have journeyed abroad to receive direct training by other militant groups; the militants are not unified, but split into different cells which do not appear to much coordinate their actions. By August 2018, the Mozambiquan police had identified six men as leaders of the militants in Cabo Delgado: Abdul Faizal, Abdul Raim, Abdul Remane, Ibn Omar, "Salimo", Nuno Remane. Ansar al-Sunna funds itself through heroin and ivory trade. While religion does play a fundamental role in the conflict, analysts believe the most important factors in the insurgency are widespread social and political problems in Mozambique.

Unemployment and youth unemployment are considered the main causes for locals to join the Islamist rebels. Increasing inequalities have led many young people to be attracted by such a radical movement, as Ansar al-Sunna promises that its form of Islam will act as "antidote" to the existing "corrupt, elitist rule". On 5 October, a pre-dawn raid targeted 3 police stations in the town of Mocímboa da Praia, it was led by 30 armed members, who killed 17 people, including two police officers and a community leader. 14 of the perpetrators were captured. During this brief occupation of Mocímboa da Praia, the perpetrators stole firearms and ammunition and told residents that they reject state health and education, refused to pay taxes; the group is said to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist extremist group situated and operating in the southern regions of Somalia. On 10 October, police detained 52 suspects in relation to the attack on 5 October. On 21 October, a pre-dawn skirmish took place between the group and government forces in the fishing village of Maluku 30 kilometres from Mocímboa da Praia.

As a result, many locals fled the village. On 22 October, further skirmishes occurred near Columbe village, about 16 kilometres south of an installation of Anadarko Petroleum. On 27 October 2017, the Mozambican police confirmed the arrest of 100 more members of the group, included foreigners, in relation to the attack on 5 October. On 24 November, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, the government ordered the closure of three mosques located in Pemba and in the neighbourhoods of Cariaco, Alto Gigone and Chiuba, which were believed to have a connection with Islamic fundamentalism. On 29 November, the group attacked the villages of Mitumbate and Maculo, injuring two and killing at least two people; the two deaths were by death by burning. According to local authorities, the terrorists destroyed a church and 27 homes. On 4 December, the district government of Moçímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique named two men, Nuro Adremane and Jafar Alawi, as suspected of organising the attacks by an armed group against the police in October.

Both men were Mozambican nationals. The dist