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Dave Schultz (ice hockey)

David William "The Hammer" Schultz is a Canadian businessman and former professional ice hockey coach and player. Schultz is renowned as one of hockey's greatest enforcers and holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single season, at 472. Schultz was born in Waldheim, but grew up in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. Schultz was known as a point producer in junior hockey, but became an'enforcer' in his first year of pro hockey with the Salem Rebels of the EHL, prior to joining the Philadelphia Flyers, where he would become famous. Schultz earned the nickname "The Hammer" for his aggressive style of hockey, he was one of the most notable enforcers on the Philadelphia Flyers' famous "Broad Street Bullies." After winning two Stanley Cups with the Flyers, "The Hammer" drifted through several teams in search of a permanent position. When GMs tried to find some "muscle" for their fledgling clubs, they thought of him. Schultz was able to capitalize on his popularity as a player when he recorded a local Philadelphia hit song called "The Penalty Box" in the mid 1970s.

Schultz could be more than an enforcer. He scored the series-clinching goal in overtime in the first round of the 1974 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Atlanta Flames. Despite his successes, Schultz expressed regret about his role as an enforcer and the prominence of fighting in hockey. After injuring his wrist in a fight, Schultz once put; as things went, Dave had several fights in ensuing games, while wearing the wraps. However, soon after, enforcers in both the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association started wearing similar hand protection; this was not to protect an injured hand/wrist, but to prevent themselves from injury in a fight. Soon after this trick became popular, both the WHA and NHL passed what became known as the "Schultz Rule" — thus banning the boxing wraps' temporary involvement in professional ice hockey. After retiring as a player Schultz coached several minor league teams over the next two decades including the Madison Monsters, Baton Rouge Kingfish, most the Elmira Jackals.

Schultz co-authored a book entitled The Hammer with Stan Fischler that provides insights into the world of a professional ice hockey enforcer. In 1994, he served as referee at WCW Slamboree for the match between The Nasty Boys against Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan. 1974 - Stanley Cup Philadelphia Flyers 1975 - Stanley Cup Philadelphia Flyers Inducted into Flyers Hall of Fame on November 16, 2009 Holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in a season with 472 penalty minutes during the 1974–75 season. Figures in boldface italics are NHL records. Source: List of NHL players with 2000 career penalty minutes Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database official website

June Black

June Black was a New Zealand ceramic artist and painter. Black was born in Auckland in 1910, her parents and Hermia, emigrated to America when she was six months old. By 1927 her parents' marriage had ended and Hermia and her sister Faith returned to New Zealand to live in Auckland. Black married Robert Frank in 1932 and they moved to Christchurch, she had three children, one tragically lost to cot death. Black attended Auckland University’s Elam Art School at the age of 16 but it wasn't until 1952 and living in Wellington that she took pottery classes with Helen Mason at the Petone Polytechnic. Black had a successful career as an artist with her original paintings, her works were shown alongside well known New Zealand artists Rita Angus and Colin McCahon in the 1950s and 60s. She exhibited at the Architectural Centre Gallery in Wellington, Christchurch’s Gallery 91 and New Vision gallery in Auckland, her work was exhibited in international shows, including shows held in Washington D. C. and in Australia.

She exhibited in the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts exhibition Academy Women. This exhibit celebrated 100 years of women's art in New Zealand. Black incorporated this into her artworks, she was a founding member of Ceramics New Zealand. June Black died at the age of 99 on 1 November 2009, her archives are held at the E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

155th Armored Brigade Combat Team

The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team is a brigade combat team of the Mississippi Army National Guard. The brigade was formed in 1973 as the separate 155th Armored Brigade from the 1st Brigade, 30th Armored Division during a National Guard reorganization, it became the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team following the 2006 United States Army reorganization into modular brigade combat teams. While the units assigned to the 155th ABCT vary in seniority, the brigade itself traces its lineage to 16 March 1951 when it was constituted in the Mississippi Army National Guard as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 108th Armored Cavalry Group, before being organized and federally recognized on 12 April 1951, based at Tupelo. On 1 November 1953 the group was redesignated as the 108th Armor Group; the group was combined with the 750th Tank Battalion and newly organized units to form the 108th Armored Cavalry on 1 November 1955. On 1 May 1959 the company was redesignated as a troop. In order to restore order during the Ole Miss riot of 1962, the company, alongside the Mississippi National Guard, were ordered into active federal service on 30 September of that year, being released from active federal service on 23 October and reverting to state control.

On 15 February 1968, the company was reorganized and redesignated as the HHC of the 1st Brigade, 30th Armored Division. The brigade became the 155th Armored Brigade on 1 November 1973 when the 30th Armored was split up into separate brigades. 30th Armored assistant commander Brigadier General Guy J. Gravelee, Jr. became the first 155th commander, it took the number of the 155th Infantry, the oldest Mississippi National Guard unit, which traced its lineage back to 1798. It consisted of the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 198th Armor, the 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery, Troop A, 98th Cavalry, the 106th Support Battalion; the 155th Brigade was mobilized for the Gulf War on 7 December 1990, but remained stateside and was demobilized on 14 May 1991. The brigade deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III from August 2004 to January 2006. During this tour of duty, the 155th HBCT suffered 15 fatalities; the brigade served under the II Marine Expeditionary Force.

In 2009, the brigade was deployed again to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 9.2. In March 2018, the 155th left for a three-month training period at Fort Bliss with the 177th Armored Brigade, prior to a nine-month deployment to support Operation Spartan Shield from Camp Buehring in Kuwait; the 155th relieved the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division there on 15 July, the first National Guard armored brigade combat team to deploy for Operation Spartan Shield. While the brigade remained headquartered at Camp Buehring, elements of the brigade were deployed to Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve by November, according to an article in The New Yorker. Headquarters 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Detachment 1, New Albany, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 106th Brigade Support Battalion, Mississippi Company A, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Detachment 2, Mississippi Company B, Mississippi Company C, Crystal Springs, Mississuppi Company D, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Company E, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Detachment 2, Mississippi Company H, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Detachment 2, Mississippi Company G, Mississippi Detachment 1, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 150th Engineer Battalion, Meridian, MIssissippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Detachment 2, Mississippi Company A, Canton, MIssissippi Detachment 1, Camp Shelby Company B, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Mississippi Battery A, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Battery B, Mississippi Detachment 1, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, McComb, Mississippi Detachment 1,Tylertown, Mississippi Company A, Mississippi Company B, Mississippi Company C, Mississippi Company I, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Squadron, 98th Cavalry Regiment, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Troop A, Mississippi Troop B, Mississippi Troop C, Mississippi Detachment 1, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, Mississippi Detachment 1, Mississippi Company A, Hernando, MS Detachment 1, Holly Springs, Mississippi Company B, Mississippi Detachment 1, Drew, MIssissippi Company C, Mississippi Company D, Mississippi Company E, MississippiHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas City, Kansas Detachment 1, Junction City, Kansas Company A, Kansas Company B, Kansas Company C, Kansas Forward Support Company, Golf Company 106th BSB, Kansas Detachment 1, Kansas Detachment 2, Kansas 98th Cavalry Regiment 106th Brigade Support Battalion 114th Field Artillery Regiment 137th Infantry Regiment 150th Engineer Battalion 155th Infantry Regiment 198th Armor Regiment 36th Infantry Division Armored Brigade Combat Team Camp Shelby FOB Dogwood FOB Duke FOB Iskandariyah F


Nintendo Co. Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto. Its international branches, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe, are headquartered in Redmond and Frankfurt, Germany. Nintendo is one of the world's largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises of all-time, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Pokémon. Nintendo was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi on 23 September 1889 and produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels, without major success. Abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, Nintendo developed into a video game company in the 1970s. Supplemented since the 1980s by its major divisions Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe, it became one of the most influential in the video game industry and one of Japan's most-valuable companies with a market value of over $37 billion in 2018.

Nintendo was founded as a playing card company by Fusajiro Yamauchi on 23 September 1889. Based in Kyoto, the business marketed hanafuda cards; the handmade cards soon became popular, Yamauchi hired assistants to mass-produce cards to satisfy demand. The company was formally established as an unlimited partnership titled Yamauchi Nintendo & Co. Ltd. in 1933. It changed its name to Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd. in 1951. Nintendo continues to manufacture playing cards in Japan and organizes its own contract bridge tournament called the "Nintendo Cup"; the word Nintendo can be translated as "leave luck to heaven", or alternatively as "the temple of free hanafuda". In 1956, Hiroshi Yamauchi, grandson of Fusajiro Yamauchi, visited the U. S. to talk with the United States Playing Card Company, the dominant playing card manufacturer there. He found. Yamauchi's realization that the playing card business had limited potential was a turning point, he acquired the license to use Disney characters on playing cards to drive sales.

In 1963, Yamauchi renamed Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd. to Nintendo Co. Ltd; the company began to experiment in other areas of business using newly injected capital during the period of time between 1963 and 1968. Nintendo set up a taxi company called Daiya; this business was successful. However, Nintendo was forced to sell it because problems with the labor unions were making it too expensive to run the service, it set up a love hotel chain, a TV network, a food company and several other ventures. All of these ventures failed, after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, playing card sales dropped, Nintendo's stock price plummeted to its lowest recorded level of ¥60. In 1966, Nintendo moved into the Japanese toy industry with the Ultra Hand, an extendable arm developed by its maintenance engineer Gunpei Yokoi in his free time. Yokoi was moved from maintenance to the new "Nintendo Games" department as a product developer. Nintendo continued to produce popular toys, including the Ultra Machine, Love Tester and the Kousenjuu series of light gun games.

Despite some successful products, Nintendo struggled to meet the fast development and manufacturing turnaround required in the toy market, fell behind the well-established companies such as Bandai and Tomy. In 1973, its focus shifted to family entertainment venues with the Laser Clay Shooting System, using the same light gun technology used in Nintendo's Kousenjuu series of toys, set up in abandoned bowling alleys. Following some success, Nintendo developed several more light gun machines for the emerging arcade scene. While the Laser Clay Shooting System ranges had to be shut down following excessive costs, Nintendo had found a new market. Nintendo's first venture into the video game industry was securing rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey video game console in Japan in 1974. Nintendo began to produce its own hardware in 1977, with the Color TV-Game home video game consoles. Four versions of these consoles were produced, each including variations of a single game. A student product developer named.

He worked for Yokoi, one of his first tasks was to design the casing for several of the Color TV-Game consoles. Miyamoto went on to create and produce some of Nintendo's most famous video games and become one of the most recognizable figures in the video game industry. In 1975, Nintendo moved into the video arcade game industry with EVR Race, designed by their first game designer, Genyo Takeda, several more games followed. Nintendo had some small success with this venture, but the release of Donkey Kong in 1981, designed by Miyamoto, changed Nintendo's fortunes dramatically; the success of the game and many licensing opportunities gave Nintendo a huge boost in profit and in addition, the game introduced an early iteration of Mario known in Japan as Jumpman, the eventual company mascot. Nintendo would continue to manufacture arcade games and systems until 1992. In 1979, Gunpei Yokoi conceived the idea of a handheld video game, while observing a fellow bullet train commuter who passed the time by interacting idly with a portable LCD calculator.

The idea became Watch. In 1980, Nintendo launched Watch -- a handheld video game series developed by Yokoi; these systems do not contain interchangeable cartridges and thus the hardware was tied to the game. The first Game & Watch game, was distributed wo

Vida Stout

Vida Mary Stout was a New Zealand limnographer and academic administrator. She was the first woman to be Dean of Science at a New Zealand university. Stout was granddaughter of Robert Stout. Born and raised in Wellington, Stout was educated at Woodford House in Hawke's Bay, where she was Dux, she studied at Victoria University College, where she completed a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Zoology. Her Masters thesis was on "Hydracarina from the Wellington province". Stout completed a PhD at Bedford College, University of London, where she studied Daphnia, she returned to New Zealand after post-doctoral work in Sweden and in 1968 she and Ann Chapman founded the New Zealand Limnological Society. Stout was the first president of the society and was made an honorary life member, she was a long-term member of the Canterbury branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand, was the branch president in 1983. Stout was appointed to the Zoology Department at the University of Canterbury in 1958, where she remained until her retirement in 1996.

During her tenure she held the positions of Dean of Science from 1984—1998, Deputy Chair of the university’s Academic Administration Committee from 1992—1995 and played a role in establishing the Masters in Environmental Science Course. Her research focused on the biology and chemistry of South Island lakes, including the nature and changes in zooplankton communities over time, she undertook long-term studies on lakes Pearson and Grassmere, near the university's Cass field station. The University of Canterbury holds her archives. After retiring in 1996, Stout continued to go to her office every day until the university forbid her access, citing fears for her safety due to her progressive Parkinson's disease, which claimed her life in 2012

Berat County

Berat County is one of the 12 counties of the Republic of Albania, spanning a surface area of 1,798 square kilometres with the capital in Berat. The county borders on the counties of Korçë, Gjirokastër and Fier, it is divided into five municipalities. These are Kuçovë, Poliçan, Skrapar and Ura Vajgurore; the municipalities are further subdivided into 239 villages in total. Archaeologists have found artifacts including silver women's earrings and bronze belt-buckles in Bronze Age tumuli in Pëllumbas, one of the villages of Berat; these items are similar to other artifacts found in northern Albania and northwestern Greece. Antipatrea was an ancient Greek polis in Illyria, now Berat, it was founded by Cassander as Antipatreia, who named it after his father Antipater at 314 BC. An ancient Greek fortress and settlement are still visible today. Dassaretae tribe existed in the area, as early as the 6th century BC, it was captured by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Livy describes Antipatrea as a fortified city in a narrow pass that the Romans sacked and burned.

The city was composed of two fortifications on both banks of the Osum River. Historical manuscripts such as the 6th century Codex Purpureus Beratinus, discovered in 1868, the Codex Aureus, a 9th-century Greek language manuscript have revealed much about the history of the region and that Berat had a reputation for producing manuscripts; the town of Berat became part of the unstable frontier of the Byzantine Empire following the fall of the Roman Empire and, along with much of the rest of the Balkan peninsula, it suffered from repeated invasions by Slavs and other tribes. During the Byzantine period, it was known as Pulcheriopolis; the Bulgarians under Simeon I renamed it Beligrad. They were driven out in the 11th century. During the 13th century, it fell to the ruler of the Despotate of Epirus. In the latter part of the 13th century, Berat again came under the control of the Byzantine Empire. In 1272 Berat was captured by the forces of the Kingdom of Albania, while Michael VIII Palaiologos sent letters to the Albanian leaders of Berat and Durrës asking them to abandon their alliance with Charles I of Naples.

In 1274 Michael VIII recaptured Berat and after being joined by Albanians, who supported the Byzantine Empire marched unsuccessfully against the Angevin capital of Durrës. In 1280–1281, the Sicilian forces under Hugh the Red of Sully laid siege to Berat. In March 1281, a relief force from Constantinople under the command of Michael Tarchaneiotes was able to drive off the besieging Sicilian army. In 1335-1337, Albanian tribes took control of the area between Berat and Vlorë for the first time, that time the Muzakaj formed the Lordship of Berat. Serbs took control of the area in 1345, it passed back into the hands of Muzakaj, restoring the Lordship, until 1450. The Ottoman Empire conquered it in 1450 from the Muzakaj family. Skanderbeg's Albanian forces unsuccessfully besieged the fort in 1455, it remained under Ottoman control until 1912. Ali Pasha, an Ottoman Albanian ruler, took control of Berat between 1788-1822, as a semi-autonomous ruler, his domains were called the Pashalik of Yanina. He refortified the city in 1809.

In 1867, Berat became a sanjak in the Janina vilayet. During Ottoman rule, it was known Arnavut Belgradı in Turkish at first and Berat. During the early period of Ottoman rule, Berat fell into severe decline. By the end of the 16th century, it had only 710 houses. However, it began to recover by the 17th century and became a major craft centre in the Ottoman Balkans, specializing in wood carving. During the 19th century, Berat played an important part in the Albanian national revival, it became a major base of support for the League of Prizren, the late 19th century organisation, pro-Albanian independence. Between 1912 and 1914, it was under the control of the Albanian provisional government, controlled by the Principality of Albania between 1914 and 1915, it was occupied by the Allies in 1915 during the First World War, despite Albania's neutrality, before falling to Austro-Hungarian forces in 1916. Austria-Hungary sustained the occupation until 1918. Italy had plans to create an autonomous province over Albania, including the area of Berat.

However, following the defeat of Italy in the Vlora War, Albania retook control of Berat. Italy again occupied Berat in 1939 during the Italian invasion of Albania. Following Italy's capitulation, Germany occupied Albania between 1943 and 1944. In November 1944, the communist-controlled Anti-Fascist National Liberation Council of Albania declared in Berat that it was the provisional government of the country, signalling the beginning of the Enver Hoxha dictatorship. Communist Albania retained control over Albania for many decades, until falling in 1992. Berat has since been part of the Republic of Albania. Berat is one of 12 counties of Albania, located in the north of the Southern Region; the county lies about 300 metres up to 2400 metres above sea level. It lies between latitudes 41° N, longitudes 20° E; the county area is 1,798 km2 and the ninth unit of the Albanian county in area and the fifth in the Southern Region. Alone among the counties, Berat neither borders another country, it is limited to the counties of Elbasan to the north, Korçë tn the east, Gjirokastër to the south