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Corinth

Corinth (. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Corinth, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit, it is the capital of Corinthia. It was founded as Nea Korinthos or New Corinth in 1858 after an earthquake destroyed the existing settlement of Corinth, which had developed in and around the site of ancient Corinth. Located about 78 kilometres west of Athens, Corinth is surrounded by the coastal townlets of Lechaio, Isthmia and the inland townlets of Examilia and the archaeological site and village of ancient Corinth. Natural features around the city include the narrow coastal plain of Vocha, the Corinthian Gulf, the Isthmus of Corinth cut by its canal, the Saronic Gulf, the Oneia Mountains, the monolithic rock of Acrocorinth, where the medieval acropolis was built. Corinth derives its name from a city-state of antiquity; the site was occupied from before 3000 BC. But historical sources about the city concerns the early 8th century BC, when Corinth began to develop as a commercial center.

Between the 8th and 7th centuries, the Bacchiad family ruled Corinth. Cypselus overthrew the Bacchiad family, between 657 and 550 BC, he and his son Periander ruled Corinth as the Tyrants. In about 550 BC, an oligarchical government seized power; this government allied with Sparta within the Peloponnesian League, Corinth participated in the Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War as an ally of Sparta. After Sparta's victory in the Peloponnesian war, the two allies fell out with one another, Corinth pursued an independent policy in the various wars of the early 4th century BC. After the Macedonian conquest of Greece, the Acrocorinth was the seat of a Macedonian garrison until 243 BC, when the city was liberated and joined the Achaean League. Nearly a century in 146 BC, Corinth was captured and was destroyed by the Roman army; as a newly rebuilt Roman colony in 44 BC, Corinth flourished and became the administrative capital of the Roman province of Achaea. In 1858, the old city, now known as Ancient Corinth, located 3 kilometres south-west of the modern city, was destroyed by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake.

New Corinth was built to the north-east of it, on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth. In 1928 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated the new city, rebuilt on the same site. In 1933 there was a great fire, the new city was rebuilt again; the Municipality of Corinth had a population of 58,192 according to the 2011 census, the second most populous municipality in the Peloponnese Region after Kalamata. The municipal unit of Corinth had 38,132 inhabitants, of which Corinth itself had 30,176 inhabitants, placing it in third place behind Kalamata and Tripoli among the cities of the Peloponnese Region; the municipal unit of Corinth includes apart from Corinth proper the town of Archaia Korinthos, the town of Examilia, the smaller settlements of Xylokeriza and Solomos. The municipal unit has an area of 102.187 km2. Corinth is a major industrial hub at a national level; the Corinth Refinery is one of the largest oil refining industrial complexes in Europe. Ceramic tiles, copper cables, gypsum, meat products, medical equipment, mineral water and beverages, petroleum products, salt are produced nearby.

As of 2005, a period of deindustrialization commenced as a large pipework complex, a textile factory and a meat packing facility diminished their operations. Corinth is a major road hub; the A7 toll motorway for Tripoli and Kalamata, branches off the A8/European route E94 toll motorway from Athens at Corinth. Corinth is the main entry point to the Peloponnesian peninsula, the southernmost area of continental Greece. KTEL Korinthias provides intercity bus service in the peninsula and to Athens via the Isthmos station southeast of the city center. Local bus service is available. In 2005, the city was connected to the Proastiakos, the Athens suburban rail network, following the completion of the new Corinth railway station; the port of Corinth, located north of the city centre and close to the northwest entrance of the Corinth Canal, at 37 56.0’ N / 22 56.0’ E, serves the local needs of industry and agriculture. It is a cargo exporting facility, it is an artificial harbour (depth 9 metres, protected by a concrete mole.

A new pier finished in the late 1980s doubled the capacity of the port. The reinforced mole protects anchored vessels from strong northern winds. Within the port operates a customs office facility and a Hellenic Coast Guard post. Sea traffic is limited to trade in the export of local produce citrus fruits, marble and some domestic imports; the port operates as a contingency facility for general cargo ships, bulk carriers and ROROs, in case of strikes at Piraeus port. There was a ferry link to Catania and Genoa in Italy; the Corinth Canal, carrying ship traffic between the western Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, is about 4 kilometres east of the city, cutting through the Isthmus of Corinth that connects the Peloponnesian peninsula to the Greek mainland, thus making the former an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level, it is 6.4 kilometres in length and onl

Greg Biagini

Gregory Peter Biagini was an American player and manager in minor league baseball and a batting coach for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. A native of Chicago, Biagini stood 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighed 220 pounds, batted left-handed and threw right-handed during his playing career. Biagini was chosen in the 12th round in the June 1973 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos, he attended Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook and played varsity baseball and ice hockey at Iowa State University. During his ten-season pro career, he was a first baseman in the Montreal and Seattle Mariners' farm systems and in the Mexican League before turning his hand to managing in 1983 with the Bluefield Orioles of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. Biagini would manage in the minor leagues for 14 seasons for Baltimore and the Texas Rangers, compiling a record of 937 wins and 933 defeats with two Triple-A-level championships, with the 1990 Rochester Red Wings of the International League and the 1996 Oklahoma City 89ers of the American Association.

He spent three seasons in the American League as the Major-League hitting coach for the Orioles during the managerial term of Johnny Oates, was the minor league hitting coordinator of the Boston Red Sox in 2000–01. Greg Biagini died at 51 from kidney cancer in Oklahoma. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference BR Bullpen Greg Biagini at Find a Grave Coach's page in Retrosheet Obituary, from historicbaseball.com Boston Red Sox 2001 Media Guide

2015 Stockholm Open

The 2015 Stockholm Open was a professional men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 47th edition of the tournament, part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2015 ATP World Tour, it took place in Stockholm, Sweden from 20 to 25 October 2015. 1 Rankings are as of October 12, 2015 The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Tomáš Berdych Jarkko Nieminen Mikael YmerThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Filip Krajinović Maximilian Marterer Ante Pavić Mischa ZverevThe following player received entry as a lucky loser: Nicolás Almagro Before the tournament Daniel Muñoz de la Nava →replaced by Nicolás Almagro Marcos Baghdatis Steve Darcis Rankings are as of October 12, 2015 The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw: Johan Brunström / Jarkko Nieminen Isak Arvidsson / Fred Simonsson During the tournament Robert Lindstedt Tomáš Berdych def. Jack Sock, 7–6, 6–2 Nicholas Monroe / Jack Sock def. Mate Pavić / Michael Venus 7–5, 6–2 Official Website