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Diving (sport)

Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally recognized sport, part of the Olympic Games. In addition and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime. Diving is one of the most popular Olympic sports with spectators. Competitors possess many of the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers, including strength, kinaesthetic judgment and air awareness; some professional divers were gymnasts or dancers as both the sports have similar characteristics to diving. Dmitri Sautin holds the record for most Olympic diving medals won, by winning eight medals in total between 1992 and 2008. Although diving has been a popular pastime across the world since ancient times, the first modern diving competitions were held in England in the 1880s; the exact origins of the sport are unclear, though it derives from the act of diving at the start of swimming races. The 1904 book Swimming by Ralph Thomas notes English reports of plunging records dating back to at least 1865.

The 1877 edition to British Rural Sports by John Henry Walsh makes note of a "Mr. Young" plunging 56 feet in 1870, states that 25 years prior, a swimmer named Drake could cover 53 feet; the English Amateur Swimming Association first started a "plunging championship" in 1883. The Plunging Championship was discontinued in 1937. Diving into a body of water had been a method used by gymnasts in Germany and Sweden since the early 19th century; the soft landing allowed for more elaborate gymnastic feats in midair as the jump could be made from a greater height. This tradition evolved into'fancy diving', while diving as a preliminary to swimming became known as'Plain diving'. In England, the practice of high diving – diving from a great height – gained popularity; the event consisted of running dives from either 15 or 30 feet. It was at this event that the Swedish tradition of fancy diving was introduced to the sport by the athletes Otto Hagborg and C F Mauritzi, they demonstrated their acrobatic techniques from the 10m diving board at Highgate Pond and stimulated the establishment of the Amateur Diving Association in 1901, the first organization devoted to diving in the world.

Fancy diving was formally introduced into the championship in 1903. Plain diving was first introduced into the Olympics at the 1904 event; the 1908 Olympics in London added'fancy diving' and introduced elastic boards rather than fixed platforms. Women were first allowed to participate in the diving events for the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. In the 1928 Olympics,'plain' and'fancy' diving was amalgamated into one event –'Highboard Diving'; the diving event was first held indoors in the Empire Pool for the 1934 British Empire Games and 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Most diving competitions consist of three disciplines: 1 m and 3 m springboards, the platform. Competitive athletes are divided by gender, by age group. In platform events, competitors are allowed to perform their dives on either the five, seven and a half, nine, or ten meter towers. In major diving meets, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships, platform diving is from the 10 meter height. Divers have to perform a set number of dives according to established requirements, including somersaults and twists.

Divers are judged on whether and how well they completed all aspects of the dive, the conformance of their body to the requirements of the dive, the amount of splash created by their entry to the water. A possible score out of ten is broken down into three points for the takeoff, three for the flight, three for the entry, with one more available to give the judges flexibility; the raw score is multiplied by a degree of difficulty factor, derived from the number and combination of movements attempted. The diver with the highest total score. Synchronized diving was adopted as an Olympic sport in 2000. Two divers perform dives simultaneously; the dives are identical. It used to be possible to dive opposites known as a pinwheel, but this is no longer part of competitive synchronized diving. For example, one diver would perform a forward dive and the other an inward dive in the same position, or one would do a reverse and the other a back movement. In these events, the diving would be judged both on the quality of execution and the synchronicity – in timing of take-off and entry and forward travel.

There are rules governing the scoring of a dive. A score considers three elements of the dive: the approach, the flight, the entry; the primary factors affecting the scoring are: if a hand-stand is required, the length of time and quality of the hold the height of the diver at the apex of the dive, with extra height resulting in a higher score the distance of the diver from the diving apparatus throughout the dive the properly defined body position of the diver according to the dive being performed, including pointed toes and feet touching at all times the proper amounts of rotation and revolution upon completion of the dive and entry into the water angle of entry – a diver should enter the

Lucky Starr series

Lucky Starr is the hero of a series of science fiction books by Isaac Asimov, using the pen name "Paul French" and intended for children. On 23 March 1951 Asimov met with his agent, Frederik Pohl, Walter I. Bradbury the science fiction editor at Doubleday & Co. who had a proposal for him. Pohl and Bradbury wanted Asimov to write a juvenile science fiction novel that would serve as the basis for a television series. Fearing that the novel would be adapted into the "uniformly awful" programming he saw flooding the television channels, he decided to publish it under the pseudonym "Paul French". Asimov began work on David Starr: Space Ranger, on 10 June, he completed it on 29 July, it was published by Doubleday in January 1952. Although plans for the television series fell through, Asimov continued to write novels in the series producing six. A seventh, Lucky Starr and the Snows of Pluto, was planned, but abandoned when Asimov elected to devote himself to writing non-fiction exclusively. With no worries about being associated with an embarrassing televised version, Asimov decided to abandon the pretense that he was not the author.

He brought the Three Laws of Robotics into Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury, which he wrote in his autobiography "was a dead giveaway to Paul French's identity for the most casual reader". Asimov used his own name in editions; some cover pages bear his name only, while others credit "Isaac Asimov writing as Paul French". David Starr, Space Ranger Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn Although the hero's given name - used on the first book - was "David", Asimov decided this lacked vigor, so the titles of all the books used his nickname "Lucky"; these novels have a long and varied publishing history. They came out in hardcover with Doubleday in the first edition. Bantam was the latest, in 1993, to bring out the series in 3 volumes, publishing pairs of titles together. In 2001 the Science Fiction Book Club published all six novels as a collection in a single volume, under the title The Complete Adventures of Lucky Starr.

The British first editions of all six novels omit the prefix altogether, being titled Space Ranger, Oceans of Venus, etc. A British paperback edition of the 1970s, published by NEL, restored the original titles – but in numbering them from 1 to 6, on the covers, in fact published them in the wrong order; the first book was translated into French in 1954 under the title Sur la planète rouge with the original pseudonym, Paul French. It was published in the "Anticipation" science fiction imprint of Fleuve noir, it was adapted as a French comic book twice, in 1975 and 1992. Three books were published in Dutch. Titles were, in order of the original American series: Een man alleen, 1977 Piraten van de asteroïden, 1978 De grote zon van Mercurius, 1978 He introduced astronomical and physical concepts which the scientific knowledge of the time supported. In editions, he added a preface pointing out that new scientific discoveries have rendered some locations and concepts obsolete: Mercury does not present only one side to the Sun, Venus is not covered by a global ocean, for example.

Fawcett 1982 ISBN 0-449-23461-4 Science fiction Book club ISBN 0-7394-1941-2 Bantam ISBN 0-553-29166-1 Lucky Starr series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Julio Isidro Maiztegui

Julio Isidro Maiztegui was an Argentine physician and epidemiologist. Maiztegui was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, in 1931, he received a medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, in 1957, the following year, began his residency at the Boston University Hospital. He specialized in the treatment of infectious disease and in 1964, received a master's degree in Public Health at Harvard, he entered the Clinical Research and Medical Education Center in Pergamino in 1965 and went on to receive a Master of Epidemiology from the University of London, in 1969. Returning to Argentina, he began research on Argentine hemorrhagic fever, a condition known among the country's rural population as the mal de los rastrojos. Transmitted by mice dwelling in fallow corn fields, the disease was believed to affect up to 1,000 people annually and was concentrated in the pampas. First reported in 1958, the fever claimed up to a 30% mortality rate in its early years. Maiztegui's research led to a breakthrough in the treatment of the disease: in 1971, he devised the introduction of blood plasma from recovered patients in saline solution to those whose exposure had taken place under eight days earlier.

The treatment, which reduced mortality rates from 30% to around 1% of those infected, led to greater support for the work at CEMIC, in 1978, the National Institute of Hemorrhagic Viruses was established in Pergamino with Dr. Maiztegui as its director. A former colleague of Maiztegui's, Dr. Julio Barrera Oro, developed the Candid#1 vaccine at the U. S. Army Research Laboratory, in 1985, the vaccine became available locally in 1990. Dr. Maiztegui remained at the helm of the INVH until his death from heart failure in 1993, at age 62; the INVH was renamed in his honor in 1994 and the Julio Maiztegui Scientific Foundation was established in 1995

2018 Duquesne Dukes football team

The 2018 Duquesne Dukes football team represented Duquesne University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 14th-year head coach Jerry Schmitt and played their home games at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field, they played as a member of the Northeast Conference. They finished the season 5 -- 1 in NEC play to be NEC co-champions with Sacred Heart. Due to their head-to-head win over Sacred Heart, they received the NEC's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Towson in the first round before losing in the second round to South Dakota State; the Dukes finished the 2017 season 4 -- 2 in NEC play to finish in a tie for second place. The NEC released their preseason coaches poll on July 24, 2018, with the Dukes predicted to finish in second place; the Dukes placed five players on the preseason all-NEC team. Source: Schedule

Stephen Barton

Stephen Barton is a British film and video game composer who has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2001. He has composed the music for dozens of major film and video game projects, including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Apex Legends, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, Disney's Motorcity; as a child, Barton was a chorister in Winchester Cathedral Choir winning a prestigious DfE specialist music scholarship to study piano and composition at Wells Cathedral School, one of the oldest extant schools in the world. Barton's film work include scores for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, Jennifer's Body, Tom Dolby and Tom Williams' debut feature Last Weekend, Line of Fire, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont and the BAFTA nominated thriller Exam, he contributed music for the Narnia and Shrek franchises as well as Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, Tony Scott's Man On Fire and Ben Affleck's "Gone, Baby Gone". Chris Prynoski, the animator behind the hallucination scene in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, heard Barton's score for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and asked him to score Titmouse's animated series G.

I. Joe: Resolute, which led to a further collaboration on a series for Disney, Motorcity. In addition to those he co-wrote the music for MTV's Disco Destroyer, a project conceived by Scott Mosier, Jim Mahfood and Joe Casey and animated by Titmouse, composing the score with Chevy Metal and My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy. In 2007, Barton wrote the score for the regarded first person shooter Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, he teamed up with the same developers at their new company Respawn Entertainment to work on the music for Titanfall, an online-only multiplayer shooter. Barton created the music for the 2016 sequel, Titanfall 2 and its battle royale sibling, Apex Legends in 2019, his other game work includes additional music for two of the Metal Gear Solid games as well as the game score for DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon. Barton has collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins since producing the soundtrack for the film Slipstream in 2006, he produced the Decca album "Composer", which topped the UK Classical charts for a month in 2012, as well as collaborating with Hopkins on the production of "And The Waltz Goes On" with André Rieu, which won the Classic FM "Album Of The Year" award in the Classic Brit Awards 2012.

As a pianist he has performed extensively as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, as well as on numerous movie soundtracks and diverse albums including Hybrid's I Choose Noise and playing the mellotron on a cover of Snowblind for Fireball Ministry's eponymously titled album in 2010. His company Afterlight Inc. is based in Hollywood. Barton is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Film scores Other credits Television Video Games Official website Stephen Barton on IMDb

West Shore Conference

The West Shore Conference was a high school athletic conference located in northeast Ohio, with member schools stretched across Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. It was reported in November 2012 that Avon sought membership in the Southwestern Conference for the 2013–2014 school year to accommodate the merger of Berea and Midpark. In December 2012, the Southwestern Conference approved Avon's addition for the 2015–2016 school year. In March 2013, Lakewood and Midview were approved for admission into the Southwestern Conference for the 2015–2016 school year. In October 2013, North Ridgeville replaced Brecksville-Broadview Heights in the 2015–2016 school year. On December 10, 2014, Vermilion announced plans to join the Sandusky Bay Conference beginning with the 2016–2017 school year as part of the SBC's expansion plans. Ohio High School Athletic Conferences