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Jason Griffiths

Jason Griffiths is an English footballer. Griffiths played college soccer at University of Kentucky from 2006 to 2009, where he appeared in 65 games with 64 starts in his Kentucky career, earning all-region honors as a senior. Griffiths finished his career with 10 assists, netting two game-winning goals. Griffiths was a perfect 8-for-8 in penalty-kick goals in the regular season in his decorated four-year career. During the 2009 season, Griffiths ranked second on the team with three goals. Before his college career, Griffiths had spent three seasons playing for Southern Football League club Beaconsfield SYCOB. During his college years Griffiths played for Des Moines Menace in the USL Premier Development League. Prior to College, Jason was part of the Pass4Soccer Network Program that organised the trials he was spotted at in the UK. Griffiths was drafted in the third round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution, he didn't sign with the club but after training with the club over the months was signed by New England Revolution on 24 June 2010.

He was released by the club in January 2011 during their pre-season camp. Griffiths returned to the University of Kentucky as a student assistant coach in August 2011. Kentucky bio Jason Griffiths at Soccerway

St Columba's-by-the-Castle

St Columba's-by-the-Castle is a congregation of the Scottish Episcopal Church in central Edinburgh, Scotland. The church is located close to Edinburgh Castle, on the south slope of Castle Hill, is protected as a category B listed building; the church was constructed in 1846–1847 in an Early English Gothic style, to designs by architect John Henderson. Stone for the building was brought from the palace of Mary of Guise, 16th-century queen regent of Scotland, on the Royal Mile, its layout was inspired by the reforms of Anglican worship arising from the Oxford Movement. St Columba's-by-the-Castle is part of a local ecumenical partnership with Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk and Augustine United Church, it is part of Edinburgh Churches Together and Action of Churches Together in Scotland. During the Edinburgh Festival Fringe it has been used by the promoter C venues as a venue. Diocese of Edinburgh St Columba's-by-the-Castle web page

Viktoria Komova

Viktoria Aleksandrovna Komova is a retired Russian artistic gymnast. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, having won silver medals in the all-around and team events at the 2012 Olympics, she is the 2011 world uneven bars champion and all-around silver medalist, the 2015 co-world champion on uneven bars. At the junior level, she was the 2010 Youth Olympics all-around champion, uneven bars champion, vault champion, floor exercise bronze medalist. Komova was born in Russia, to Vera Kolesnikova and Alexander Komov, her parents both competed in gymnastics and her mother is the 1986 Goodwill Games all-around champion. She has an older brother, nicknamed Sasha. Komova began gymnastics, her mother coached her for her first three years in the sport. When she was seven, Gennady Yelfimov became her coach. "Now, gymnastics is my life," Komova said in 2010. "I can't imagine my life without it." At the end of April, Komova competed at the 2010 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

She contributed an all-around score of 57.050 toward the Russian team's first-place finish. Individually, she won the all-around final with a total score of 58.375. In event finals, she placed first on vault, scoring 14.425, second on balance beam, scoring 14.625. In August, Komova competed at the Youth Olympics Games in Singapore. Before the competition, she said: "It is a big responsibility being the only Russian gymnast competing. There is a lot of pressure on my shoulders. I hope I will earn a medal either in the all-around or on an apparatus, it will be gold.” She won the all-around competition with a total score of 61.250. In event finals, Komova placed first on vault, scoring 15.312. In November, Komova competed at the "Freddy Cup" Italian Grand Prix in Sardinia, she placed first on uneven bars, scoring 15.500, second on balance beam, scoring 14.600. In December, Komova sprained her ankle while walking through the gym; this prevented her from competing in the Voronin Cup. At the end of the year, she told International Gymnast Magazine, "The best moment in 2010 was my birthday present, a shih tzu puppy.

And, of course, I have bright and cheerful memories of my performances at the European Championships and the first Youth Olympic Games. New Year's Eve for us is a family holiday, we always celebrate at home. Since we all love pizza, my mom makes it tasty, we help her prepare it along with other food for the New Year — all kinds of salads, meat dishes, side dishes. At midnight, it's our tradition to pop open the champagne, wish each other'Happy New Year,' give presents, watch the fireworks, which are organized in each city. We go out and get together with the neighbors for more fireworks and various amusements. In the New Year, I want to recover from my injury and prepare for the Russian Championships, to perform at the European and World Championships, as well as pass my school exams." In February, Komova re-injured her ankle at the Russian Championships. In May, she had arthroscopic surgery on her right ankle at the Sporthopaedicum Clinic in Germany to tighten the loose ligaments in her ankle.

She resumed training in July. In August, Komova competed at the Russian Cup in Yekaterinburg, she placed second in the all-around competition with a total score of 58.875. In event finals, she placed first on uneven bars, scoring 15.875, first on balance beam, scoring 15.525. In September, she competed at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup event in Belgium, she placed first on uneven bars with a score of 15.650. In September, Komova competed at the Dinamo Cup in Penza, Russia, she won the all-around competition with a total of 58.350. In event finals, she placed first on uneven bars, scoring 15.667. In October, Komova competed at the World Championships in Japan, she contributed an all-around score of 58.265 toward the Russian team's second-place finish. In the all-around final, she placed second with a score of 59.349. She said afterward: "My vault was not as ready as it should have been. On beam, I had mistakes, my bars were not well done. My floor routine was mediocre. Today on a beam I did not make some connections, that's why the lower score.

So deserved. But the Olympics are ahead." In event finals, she placed first on uneven bars, scoring 15.500, eighth on balance beam, scoring 13.766. In May, Komova competed at the European Championships in Belgium, she contributed scores of 15.508 on uneven bars and 14.916 on balance beam toward the Russian team's second-place finish. In event finals, she placed first on uneven bars with a score of 15.666 and sixth on balance beam with a score of 13.100In June, Komova competed at the Russian Cup in Penza. She won the all-around competition with a score of 60.767. In event finals, she placed third on uneven bars, scoring 15.100. At the end of July, Komova competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she qualified in first place for the all-around final with a score of 60.632, third for the uneven bars final with a score of 15.833, second for the balance beam final with a score of 15.266. In the team final, she contributed scores of 15.833 on vault, 15.766 on uneven bars, 15.033 on balance beam toward the Russian team's second-place finish.

In the all-around final, she placed second with scores of 15.466 on vault, 15.966 on un

History of Turkish football

Football was introduced to the Ottoman Empire by Englishmen living in the area. The first matches took place in Selanik, now known as Thessaloniki, in 1875. F. C. Smyrna was the first football club established in Turkey; the same men brought football from İzmir to Istanbul in 1895. The first competitive matches between İzmir and Istanbul clubs took place in 1897, 1898, 1899, 1904; the İzmir team won every match. The first Turkish man to play the sport was a soldier on assignment in İzmir in 1898; the first teams in the Ottoman Empire consisted of Greek and English players. The first club made up of Turkish footballers was Black Stockings FC, in 1899. Police of the Ottoman Empire invaded the pitch. Cadi Keuy FRC, Moda FC, Imogene FC followed the precedent set by Black Stockings; the first competitive league was created in 1904. Based in Istanbul and titled the "Constantinople Football League", it consisted the four aforementioned clubs. However, Turkish players were still prohibited to compete. In the following years, clubs such as Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray were founded with Turkish players.

The league was known as the Sunday League because the matches took place on Sunday. Two teams from the Ottoman Empire competed in football at the 1906 Intercalated Games: Smyrna and Thessaloniki. Both clubs lost to Denmark and Athens, losing 5-1 and 5-0 respectively. However, Athens withdrew from the second place match, allowing Smyrna to compete against Thessaloniki. Smyrna won 3-0. Another league was created in Istanbul in 1912; the league was called The Friday League, the clubs played their matches on Friday. The league was made up of Darülfünun S. K. İstanbul J. K. Anadolu S. K. Sanayii F. K. Şehremini S. K. and Fenerbahçe S. K.. The Sunday League remained the dominant league until the 1915-16 season; the İstanbul Türk İdman Birliği was created by Beşiktaş in 1919. The league was not allowed to join the Friday League. On, in 1922, the Türkiye İdman Cemiyetleri İttifakı was founded; the league was made up of clubs from various cities throughout Turkey. The league helped create the Turkish Football Federation on 23 April 1923 as Futbol Hey'et-i Müttehidesi.

In the same year the Turkey national football team played its first international match against Romania. Leagues were being created in other cities such as Adana, Eskişehir, İzmir, Trabzon; the Milli Küme was created in 1937 as a competition between the top clubs from Ankara, İzmir. The competition lasted until 1950; the first professional leagues were established in 1952 in the big three cities. The first national professional league was created in 1959, known as the Milli Lig. After the creation of the second and third divisions, professional leagues outside of the national league became amateur competitions; the Milli Lig was first held in 1959 with clubs from Ankara and Izmir. Qualification took place in 1958 to decide who would take part in the sixteen club, two group league. Fenerbahçe were the champions of the first Milli Lig, with Metin Oktay of Galatasaray finishing top scorer

Virtual Light

Virtual Light is a science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson, the first book in his Bridge trilogy. Virtual Light is a science-fiction novel set in a postmodern, cyberpunk future; the term'Virtual Light' was coined by scientist Stephen Beck to describe a form of instrumentation that produces optical sensations directly in the eye without the use of photons. The novel was a finalist nominee for a Hugo Award, shortlisted for the Locus Award in 1994; the plot centers around Chevette Washington, a young bicycle messenger who lives in the ad hoc, off-the-grid community that has grown on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. Chevette, on a whim, steals a pair of dark-rimmed glasses from a man at a party because she is offended by his demeanor. Soon after, she realizes that the glasses have unlikely importance, as security company henchmen begin tracking and following her. Among the pursuers are Svobodov and Orlovsky, two Russian immigrants who reside in San Francisco and are employed as cops, as well as Loveless, a ruthless corporate hitman with gold incisors.

The glasses contain plans by a powerful corporation to rebuild San Francisco using nanotechnology, for that reason, they are coveted and present a danger to the person who possesses them. Meanwhile, Berry Rydell, a former cop turned private security agent, is contracted to recover the pair of glasses for Lucius Warbaby, an intimidating and successful "skip-tracer", a sort of bondsman/bounty hunter; when Rydell is given the mission, he is not informed of the significance of the glasses and the information they contain. The plot climaxes when Rydell, Warbaby and Svobodov all catch up with Chevette; the cops want the glasses. Realizing the inherent danger of the situation, Rydell is forced to decide, he decides to shirk his agreement with Warbaby. Instead, Rydell runs off with Chevette, they embark upon a wild and treacherous journey in which they must remain one step ahead of their enemies, who have all the advantages of wealth and technology on their side. A subplot focuses on a romantic relationship between Chevette and Rydell, restricted because of the nature of their circumstances, but is allowed to flourish.

Another subplot focuses on a Japanese sociologist named Shinya Yamazaki, studying the bridge dwellers and the history of their settlement. The subplot focuses on his interactions with Skinner, an old man who lives in a shack high atop one of the bridge's support pylons, who happens to share his home with Chevette; the setting is California in 2006, part of a dystopian world where the middle class has evaporated leaving only multinational corporations and their exorbitantly rich elite and the poor who are security officers, couriers, or otherwise work in minor service positions. Many of the poor live illegally and outside the normal economy in places like The Bridge engaged in dubious enterprises such as theft, weapons, gambling and operation of unlicensed restaurants and doctor's offices. Others pursue livelihood in innocuous yet unregulated commerce such as by running antique shops and barbershops. A major theme of Virtual Light is class conflict; the elite see themselves as inherently superior, view the underclass as amoral and dispensable.

Another important element, common to cyberpunk, is the idea of the power structure withholding information from the general population. The information, in this case, are the plans to rebuild an entire city regardless of what its inhabitants think, reminiscent of Haussmann's renovation of Paris. Chevette Washington, a bike messenger with a rough past and uncertain future. At one point she was imprisoned, but was able to find a job as a courier. Berry Rydell, a private security officer who has drifted from one job to another since his killing of a suspect and subsequent lawsuit by the man's family cost him his job as a police officer. Lucius Warbaby, a bounty hunter hired to retrieve the stolen glasses by the corporation that made them, he in turn hires Rydell to assist him in finding the person. Due to a recent rollerblading injury, he requires a cane to walk. Freddie, Warbaby's assistant, he has a fondness for loud, bright-colored print shirts, carries a laptop with him wherever he goes. Loveless, an agent sent by the company that made the glasses to retrieve them and kill whoever stole them.

His most distinguishing features are his four gold canine teeth, visible at the corners of his mouth whenever he smiles. Sublett, one of Rydell's fellow security guards, he is an albino with severe chemical allergies, is a member of a Christian religious sect that views certain movies and television shows as a new form of gospel. Sammy Sal Dupree, Chevette's friend who set her up with her courier job at Allied and tries to convince her to get rid of the glasses, he is presumed to be killed by Loveless halfway through the story, but it is revealed near the end that he survived. Skinner, an old man that Chevette lives with, she helps him around the house, together they sell odds and ends to people for extra money. Lowell, Chevette's old boyfriend who has ties to the Republic of Desire hacking ring. Shinya Yamazaki, a Japanese national who describes himself as an "existential sociologist" studying the inhabitants of The Bridge. Svobodov and Orlovsky, corrupt San Francisco cops who pursue Chevette in an attempt to obtain the glasses.

Virtual Light at Worlds Without E