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Zvečan Fortress

The Fortress of Zvečan known as Zvečan/Zveçan medieval fortress and Fortress of Mitrovica, located in the north-west of the city of North Kosovska Mitrovica, in North Kosovo, is an enormous castle and one of the oldest fortresses in South Eastern Europe. It was built on the top of the extinct volcano vent. Zvečan Fortress was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, it is protected by the Republic of Serbia, although lying within Kosovo, it represents one of the oldest Balkan medieval fortresses, although its exact date of construction is unknown. The underlying construction dates from the period of classical antiquity, it is not unlikely that the location was fortified in prehistoric times; as a border fort of the Raška state, the site gained importance in 1093, when the Serbian ruler Vukan Vukanović, launched his conquest of Kosovo from there. Part of the fortress was designated as one of the courts of the Serbian House of Nemanjić, it was the place where Stefan Uroš III died in 1331.

In 1389, it was captured by the Ottoman Turks after the Battle of Kosovo, it remained an active military site well into the 18th century, after which it was abandoned. According to some data from the Roman times, the medieval town Zvečan, just as all the towns of the time, was built on a accessible hill in the base of, the architecture of the early Byzantine period; the archeological data up to the 9th century are rather scanty as well as the written documents about it. Only by the beginning of the 10th century was the fortress on the hill mentioned for the first time, its reconstruction being ascribed to the Bulgarian Czar Simeon. By the end of the 10th century it was referred to as the Serbian fortress of some princes from Raška who used it in their struggle against Byzantine; the town grew gaining its importance at the time of spreading of the Serbian state southwards in the conflicts with Byzantine. As a strategic fortress, Zvečan was mentioned in 1092 and 1093 since in its area the roads from the north and south intersected playing a significant role in military and trading sense.

During the reign of Grand Prince Vukan of Raška, the area of Kosovska Mitrovica was the battlefield in Vukan’s campaign against Byzantine and his brother Tihomir winning at last near the village of Pantina. Thick and high walls of Zvečan fortress at the Nemanjić’s time, served not only for protection against the enemy’s assaults but as a shelter for the merchants from Dubrovnik as well as a dungeon for the overthrown rulers of the Nemanjić’s lineage, thus Konstantin Nemanić, Stefan Dečanski’s stepbrother, was buried here in 1322. King Stefan Dečanski himself was imprisoned and ended his life there after having been caught in Petrič according to his son Dušan’s order. For some time, the ruler of Zvečan was Grand Prince Lazar’s son-in-law, the chieftain Musa, at the time of Czar Uroš. By the end of 14th century Zvečan was under the rule of Vuk Branković and after his fall from power, the Turks appeared in Zvečan. Zvečan fell into Turkish power in 1455, when the Turkish population colonized these areas.

Among whom Feriz Ćefalija was mentioned to have an authorization from the Sultan and Pasha from Skoplje to make trading connections with Dubrovnik. By its subjection to Turkish rule, Zvečan lost its importance as a military fort and the authors of the travel books from the 16th century, Benedicte Kuripešić and Evlija Čelebija referred to its as a deserted town on the hill to the north of Kosovska Mitrovica. Under Turkish-Ottoman rule, Zvečan was in the possession of the Bosnian Vilayet. Kosovska Mitrovica became a kadiluk of the Bosnian vilazet and Zvečan, along with Kosovska Mitrovica, remained in that administrative until 1877, it, as it too was a part of Kosovska Mitrovica, belonged to the Priština region until the region's liberation in the First Balkan War, in 1912. From 1912-45, little was done on the restoration of Zvečan. There is a need for complete reconstruction of the fortress in order to prevent it from further ruining. Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance List of castles in Kosovo List of fortifications in Serbia

1990 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1990 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama for the 1990 College football season. The Crimson Tide was led by first-year head coach Gene Stallings, replacing Bill Curry who left for the University of Kentucky; the 1990 season got off to an excruciating start, as the Tide and new coach Gene Stallings lost three games by a combined total of eight points. In the opener against Southern Miss, star tailback Siran Stacy tore ligaments in his knee and missed the rest of the season. Against Florida, Alabama lost another star player for the year in wide receiver Craig Sanderson and quarterback Gary Hollingsworth threw three interceptions to Florida safety Will White, the Gators scored the winning touchdown on a blocked punt. After wins over regarded Vanderbilt and SW Louisiana, Bama traveled to Knoxville to face undefeated, third-ranked Tennessee; the result was a shocking 9–6 upset victory, Alabama's fifth in a row in the Third Saturday in October rivalry. The game was a field goal duel.

UT's kicker Greg Harris, who hit a 51-yard field goal try to tie the game with ten minutes left, attempted a 50-yarder for the win with 1:35 to go, but Alabama's Stacy Harrison blocked the kick and the ball bounced to the Tennessee 37-yard line. The Crimson Tide advanced the ball seven yards on three running plays, setting up Philip Doyle's third field goal, a game-winning 48-yarder as time expired; the next game was an ugly 9–0 loss to Penn State in which Hollingsworth threw five interceptions and Bama rushed for only six yards. However, Alabama bounced back to salvage a winning season after the 0 -- 3 start. Most Alabama won its first Iron Bowl in five years, dominating Auburn defensively and winning 16–7, it was the seventh game in a row. The season ended with a lopsided 34–7 bowl loss to Louisville, Alabama finished 7–5. Note: Does not include Fiesta Bowl

David Long Jr.

David Lamont Long Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played college football at West Virginia; when Long was seven years old, he was on the back of a bike being pedaled by his older brother when he was hit by a car driven by someone, not paying attention. He was treated at the hospital with arm injuries, he attended Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati and finished his career with 283 career tackles, six sacks, six interceptions. Long was a high school teammate of safety Mike Edwards, drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Long redshirted in 2015 and made his collegiate debut as a redshirt freshman for the 2016 team in the season-opener against Missouri on September 3 with four tackles as a reserve. Long missed the first month of the season due to a summer knee injury; as a redshirt sophomore for the 2017 Mountaineers, his best statistics were his 18-tackle effort against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on October 28 and his 2.5-quarterback sack performance in the December 26, 2017 Heart of Dallas Bowl against the Utah Utes.

Among his best games as a redshirt junior for the 2018 team were his 15-tackle effort against Texas Tech on September 29 and his 3-sack performance on November 10 against TCU. That season, he was named as a 2018 first team All-Big 12 selection and as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, after leading the Big 12 in tackles for a loss. Long is the second Mountaineer to be named a conference defensive MVP, first since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12. Long earned 2018 College Football All-America Team second team recognition by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Associated Press. On December 30, 2018, Long announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. Long was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. During Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Long forced a fumble off running back Damien Williams, recovered by teammate Rashaan Evans for a 53-yard touchdown in the 35–32 win. David's father, David Sr. is a former professional boxer.

He once fought future world champ Deontay Wilder. Tennessee Titans bio West Virginia profile Long at ESPN

Sichuan University

Sichuan University is a university in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China. Sichuan University is directed by the the Ministry of Education. One of the top universities of China, it is a member of various education projects aiming at developing elite universities, including the Project 211, the Project 985 and the Double First Class University Plan. Sichuan University results from the merger of three institutions in 1994: the former Sichuan University, the Chengdu University of Science and Technology and the West China University of Medical Sciences. Sichuan University is one of the earliest institutions of higher education in China, its earliest predecessor was the Sichuan Chinese and Western School, a school established in 1896 that combined traditional and modern methods of education. In 1902, it was merged with two traditional Chinese academies, the Jinjiang Shuyuan and the Zunjing Shuyuan, became known as the Sichuan Higher School. In 1916, after another merger with a normal school, it was renamed the National Chengdu Higher Normal School.

In the late 1920s, the institution was divided into three universities, namely the National Chengdu University, the Chengdu Normal University and the Public Sichuan University. In 1931, they were reintegrated to form the National Sichuan University. By 1949, the National Sichuan University had been developed into one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in China, with arts, engineering, agriculture and normal schools and a total of 25 departments. After the foundation of the PRC, the name was changed to Sichuan University. In the 1950s, the national "adjustment of colleges and departments" was organized, after which SCU specialized in arts and science; the schools of engineering and agriculture was split off to form two new universities: the Chengdu Institute of Technology and the Sichuan Institute of Agriculture. The normal school was merged into Sichuan Teachers College; the school of law became part of the Southwest College of Political Law. A number of departments in agriculture was transferred to the Southwest Institute of Agriculture, while the department of aeronautics was affliated under the Beijing Institute of Aeronautics.

The Chengdu Institute of Technology, established in 1954, specialized in chemical engineering, mechanics and light industry. In 1978, it was renamed to Chengdu University of Technology; the West China School of Medicine was founded as a private medical school, known as West China Union College. It became a public university after the foundation of the PRC, being renamed to Sichuan Medical College in 1953 and West China University of Medical Science in 1985, it was established in 1910 by five Christian missionary groups from the U. S. UK and Canada, with offered courses in stomatology, basic medicine and clinical medicine. By the 1990s, It had become one of the most reputable Chinese medical institutions at home and abroad. In 1994, the SCU, CUST and WCUMS merged to form the Sichuan Union University; the university adopted the current name in 1998. Today, Sichuan University is the most comprehensive university in Western China. SCU grants doctorates in 111 subordinate disciplines, it has six professional degree programs, has 16 disciplines for postdoctoral research.

The 109 bachelor's degree programs SCU grants cover the main fields in liberal arts, engineering and agriculture. Its current student population is more than 70,000. Sichuan University has a current total staff of 11,357, among which 1,323 are professors, 2,345 associate professors, 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 434 tutors of doctoral students, 17 members of the Academic Degrees Committee and the Discipline Appraisal Group under the State Council. SCU has 23 professorships from the Yangtze River Scholar Award Plan. Sichuan University has two national key labs, six national engineering centers, five ministerial key labs, 35 provincial key labs, 10 ministerial and provincial centers, four key research bases for humanities and social sciences, four clinical research bases at the national level; the university has invested in research and medical equipment, with a total value of about 530 million RMB. SCU has undertaken and completed a number of national and regional research projects, has many achievements that are rated first class in China.

The university publishes more than 4,000 research papers annually. In 2002, the university's state and central government funding ranked fifth among Chinese universities; the citations ranked fifteenth among Chinese universities. The number of publications in science and medicine ranked sixth, the citations ranked seventh among Chinese universities. In 2002, the university applied for 121 patents, 102 out of which were invention-oriented, making it number eighth among peer schools; the university has four libraries containing ca. 5.5 million volumes in total. The libraries serve as the Collection Center for English Publications under the National Educational and Cultural Organization, Ministry of Education Information Center for Liberal Arts Literature and CALIS Southwest Sub-center; the National University Scientific and Technological Projects and Achievements Consulting Center, Center for Medical Literature Retrie

Back in Time (Pitbull song)

"Back in Time" is a song by the American rapper Pitbull. While released as the lead single from the soundtrack of sci-fi film Men in Black 3, it is not featured on the album; the single was released via download on March 27, 2012, before being issued physically in Germany on May 25, 2012. The single to date has sold over 1.3 million copies digitally. The song contains a sample from "Love Is Strange", written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel, as performed by Mickey & Sylvia, used in the song Rinky Dink by Bill Justis. Remixes of this song were released by R3hab, Play-N-Skillz, Gregor Salto and Alvaro. Download"Back in Time" – 3:27 "Back in Time" – 3:25CD single"Back in Time" – 3:25 "Back in Time" – 3:41 A music video to accompany the release of "Back in Time" was first released onto Pitbull's official VEVO channel on April 20, 2012. A few hours after the video was uploaded, VEVO removed the video. An edited version of the video was uploaded on April 21, 2012; this version removes three seconds of footage, removed due to a copyright claim.

It frees him. They have dinner at a restaurant. An alien attacks the restaurant and the girl shoots the alien with her gun and she and Pitbull leave the restaurant; the video switches back and forth with Pitbull and his girlfriend at a party to the clips of the film. The video ends with Pitbull using the Neuralyzer to end the video with the sign "PIT/MIB", it is available on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film. Madai appeared in this video. In November 2012, when the video reached 50,289,040 views, VEVO removed it again; the video was uploaded again onto Pitbull's official VEVO channel on December 7, 2012. It has received over 37 million views. "Back in Time" music video on YouTube