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Detroit Athletic Club

The Detroit Athletic Club is a private social club and athletic club located in the heart of Detroit's theater and entertainment district. It is located across the street from Detroit's historic Music Hall; the clubhouse was inspired by Rome's Palazzo Farnese. It maintains reciprocal agreements for their members at other private clubs worldwide, it contains full-service athletic facilities, restaurants and guest rooms. Members include business professionals of all types as well as professional athletes. Ty Cobb is among the athletes to have been a member of the DAC; the building is visible beyond center field from Comerica Park. The Detroit Athletic Club was founded in 1887 to encourage amateur athletic activities, built a clubhouse with a tract in what is now Detroit's Cultural Center. Henry Joy, son of the man who built the Michigan Central into one of the nation's most successful large railroads, served as president of the Packard Motor Car Company in the early decades of the last century, he felt that the rich new titans of the booming automobile industry spent too much time in the Woodward Avenue pubs.

He thought. On January 4, 1913, Joy and 108 other leading Detroit citizens came together to reorient the Detroit Athletic Club. Joy and his colleagues selected Albert Kahn. Kahn, in 1912, had visited Italy and was inspired by the buildings he saw there. Two of Detroit's most impressive current downtown edifices—the Detroit Athletic Club and the Police Department headquarters on Beaubien—reflect what Kahn saw in Italy; the Palazzo Borghese in Rome provided Kahn with a model for much of the Detroit Athletic Club, but the idea of using the large impressive windows for the impressive fourth floor dining room—called the Grill Room—came from the Palazzo Farnese. In the 1990s, the membership devoted substantial fund to a major refurbishing of the attractive building. Over the years, the Detroit Athletic Club has provided financial assistance and training opportunities for a number of amateur athletes preparing for the Olympic Games. At the 1956 U. S. Olympic Team Trials, springboard divers Jeanne Stunyo and Mackenzie High School graduate Barbara Gilders-Dudeck were sponsored by the DAC.

Stunyo and Gilders-Dudeck qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in Australia. At the Games, Jeanne Stunyo won the springboard diving silver medal, Barbara Gilders-Dudeck finished in fourth place - less than one point from a bronze medal. A. Duncan Carse created paintings to decorate the Detroit Athletic Club; the paintings were covered at the club but they were on show again after a remodeling of the club in 1999. 1956 Summer Olympics List of American gentlemen's clubs Sports in Detroit Hill, Eric J.. AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C. P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A. I. A.. Detroit Architecture A. I. A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list Sobocinski, Melanie Grunow. Detroit and Rome: building on the past. Regents of the University of Michigan. ISBN 0-933691-09-2. Voyles, Kenneth H..

The Detroit Athletic Club: 1887-2001. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1901-4. Voyles, Kenneth H.. The Detroit Athletic Club: 1887-2001. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1901-4. Media related to Detroit Athletic Club at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Reidar Thoralf Christiansen

Reidar Thoralf Christiansen was a Norwegian folklorist, archivist of the Norwegian Folklore Collection and professor of folkloristics at the University of Oslo. Christiansen studied theology during 1904–1909 and worked as a language teacher for Finnish and Sami for priest sent to Finnmark, but he was not himself ordained as a priest. Instead, he took an interest in folkloristics under the guidance of Moltke Moe, he received a scholarship for a half-year's stay in Finland in 1912, where he studied under Kaarle Krohn. During 1914 -- 1916 he studied in Copenhagen, he visited Lund University and studied under Carl Wilhelm von Sydow. In 1919, Christiansen received money from the Nansen Fund to conduct field studies in Ireland and he published The Vikings and the Viking Wars in Irish and Gaelic Tradition in 1931 drawing on that research, he undertook to learn Irish, in Co.. Kerry, at the suggestion of Carl Marstrander. In 1920, Osborn Bergin wrote a poem to Christiansen urging him to return to Ireland.

He became archivist of the newly-established Norwegian National Archives in 1921. Christiansen married Karin Lundbad, whom he had met in Lund, in 1921; the couple had five children, living in Blommenholm outside of Oslo. Christiansen conducted comparative research in fairy tales, comparing the Scandinavian folklore and Irish folklore traditions in particular. In his The Migratory Legends he proposed a type catalogue for the classification of "migratory legends", by motif, exemplified with examples from Norwegian folklore. Christiansen became full professor for folkloristics at Oslo University in 1952, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from University College Dublin in 1954. He retired in 1956 and spent a semester at Indiana University Bloomington at the invitation of Stith Thompson, 1957/9 returned to Dublin, working with Seán Ó Súilleabháin. In 1958, he became chairman of the Commission International des Arts et Traditions Populaires of UNESCO, he went on to publish his Studies in Irish and Scandinavian Folktales, European Folklore in America and Folktales of Norway.

In his 1958 Migratory Legends, Christiansen proposed a system of eight major categories, as follows: 3000–3025: "The Black Book of Magic" 3030–3080: "Witches and Witchcraft" 4000–4050: "Legends of the Human Soul, of Ghosts and Revenants" 4050–4090: "Spirits of Rivers and the Sea" 5000–5050: "Trolls and Giants" 5050–6070: "The Fairies" 7000–7020: "Domestic Spirits" 7050–8025: "Local Legends of Places and Persons" Norwegian folklore Norwegian Folktales Aarne–Thompson classification systems Motif Fairy cup legend, ML type 6045

Jean Bosco Kazura

Jean Bosco Kazura is a Rwandan General, Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force and former head of the Rwandan Football Federation. Kazura was educated in Burundi, he was involved in the military campaign conducted by the Rwandan Patriotic Front to end the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He served as deputy commander of the African Union peacekeeping force in the Darfur region of Sudan, he held various positions in the Rwandan military, including as Principal Staff Officer at the Rwandan Defence Force Headquarters in Kigali and division level commands, Deputy Force Commander and Chief Military Observer of the African Mission in Sudan. Kazura was unanimously elected president of the Rwandese Association Football Federation in February 2006. During his first term Rwanda hosted the 2009 African Youth Championship. Four years he was unopposed in an election for FERWAFA president, retaining the position. After a command reshuffle in April 2010 Kazura was given command of Rwandan army training and operations.

In June 2010 he traveled to South Africa to attend the World Cup. He had failed to obtain permission for the trip, required of army officers leaving the country, was recalled and arrested. An army spokesman denied that the arrest had any connection with Kazura's contacting two former military officers living in exile in South Africa, former chief of staff Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa and former head of external military intelligence Patrick Karegeya. Kazura spent over a month in detention before being released after making an apology. Kazura resigned as head of FERWAFA in September 2011. In June 2013, Major General Kazura was appointed as Force Commander of MINUSMA