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ECAC Hockey

ECAC Hockey is one of the six conferences that compete in NCAA Division I ice hockey. The conference used to be affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference, a consortium of over 300 colleges in the eastern United States; this relationship ended in 2004. ECAC Hockey is the only ice hockey conference with identical memberships in both its women's and men's divisions. ECAC Hockey was founded in 1961 as a loose association of college hockey teams in the Northeast. In June 1983, concerns that the Ivy League schools were leaving the conference and disagreements over schedule length versus academics caused Boston University, Boston College, Providence and New Hampshire to decide to leave the ECAC to form what would become Hockey East, which began play in the 1984–85 season. By that fall, Maine departed the ECAC for the new conference; this left the ECAC with twelve teams. Army would stay in the conference until the end of the 1990–91 season, at which point they became independent and were replaced by Union College.

Vermont left the ECAC for Hockey East at the end of the 2004–05 season, were replaced in the conference by Quinnipiac. The ECAC began sponsoring an invitational women's tournament in 1985. ECAC teams began playing an informal regular season schedule in the 1988–89 season, with the conference sponsoring women's hockey beginning in the 1993–94 season. ECAC teams won two of the three pre-NCAA American Women's College Hockey Alliance national championships, New Hampshire winning in 1998 and Harvard in 1999; the ECAC was the only Division I men's hockey conference that neither gained nor lost members during the major conference realignment in 2011 and 2012 that followed the Big Ten Conference's announcement that it would launch a men's hockey league in the 2013–14 season. There are 12 member schools in the ECAC. Since the 2006–07 season, all schools have participated with men's and women's teams, making ECAC Hockey the only Division I hockey conference with a full complement of teams for both sexes.

Six Ivy League universities with Division I ice hockey programs are members of ECAC Hockey those schools are, Dartmouth, Yale, Brown University. Columbia University does not have a varsity intercollegiate ice hockey program. Penn supported an intercollegiate varsity hockey program in the past and was an ECAC Hockey member from 1966 to 1978 before the team was disbanded; the Ivy school that has the best record against other Ivy opponents in regular season ECAC games is crowned the Ivy League ice hockey champion. The Ivy League schools require their teams to play seasons that are about three weeks shorter than those of the other schools in the league. Thus, they enter the league schedule with fewer non-conference warm-up games. Harvard competes in the annual Beanpot Tournament. Men Women Both The ECAC Championship Game has been held at the following sites: 1962–1966Boston Arena, Boston 1966–1992 — Boston Garden, Boston 1993–2002 — Olympic Center, Lake Placid, New York 2003–2010 — Times Union Center, New York 2011–2013 — Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey 2014–2019 — Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid, New YorkThe winner of the game is awarded the Whitelaw Cup and receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey Tournament.

The Cleary Cup, named for former Harvard player and coach Bill Cleary since 2001, is awarded to the team with the best record in league games at the end of the regular–season. There is no tie–breaking procedure should two or more teams end the season with the same record and the trophy is shared. A tie breaking procedure is applied to determine the top seed in the ECAC conference tournament; the Cleary Cup winner is not given any special consideration in the NCAA tournament as the ECAC awards its automatic bid to the winner of the ECAC tournament. Team's records against current conference opponents. Harvard and Princeton both record a loss on January 4, 1941; the game was played in Princeton with the score either 5 -- 6 -- 2 Princeton. At the conclusion of each regular season schedule the coaches of each ECAC team vote which players they choose to be on the two to four All-Conference Teams: first team and second team. Additionally they vote to award up to 7 individual trophies to an eligible player at the same time.

ECAC Hockey awards a Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player as well as an All-Tournament Team, which are voted on at the conclusion of the conference tournament. Three awards have been bestowed every year that ECAC has been in operation while the'Best Defensive Defenseman' was retired from 1967–68 thru 1991–92 and the All-Tournament team was discontinued from 1973 thru 1988. In 2000, St. Lawrence University won the longest game in NCAA tournament history. St. Lawrence defeated Boston University in quadruple overtime by a score of 3–2; this game is the fourth longest game in NCAA division I history. On March 4, 2006, Union College played host to the longest NCAA men's ice hockey game in NCAA history. In Game 2 of the first round of the 2006 ECACHL Tournament between Yale University and Union, Yale won 3–2 1:35 into the 5th overtime. Overall, the game took 141:35 to decide the winner. On March 11, 2010, Quinnipiac defeated Union College 3–2; the game, which lasted 150 minutes and 22 seconds, set a new record for the longest hockey game in NCAA history.

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Palacio de Buenavista

Buenavista Palace is a historical edifice in Málaga, Spain. It was built in the first half of the 16th century for Diego de Cazalla on the ruins of a Nasrid palace. Declared a "Property of Cultural Interest" in 1939, it was leased to the Spanish government in 1946 for a provincial art museum, which opened in 1961. In 1997 it was acquired to house the present Museo Picasso Málaga, which opened there in 2003, it is located in the historic center of Málaga, in the Calle San Agustín in the former Jewish quarter, next to the San Agustín convent and not far from the Cathedral of Málaga. Except for its towers, the Buenavista Palace is a two-story building, its Plateresque façade is built of thick stone blocks. The doors and windows are large, are placed asymmetrically; the design of the main entrance is of a piece with the balcony over the door. The interior is arranged around two patios; the first patio is surrounded by a double colonnade. The other, farther in, is in the Mudéjar style, with octagonal pillars, two Roman-era mosaics.

One of these, from Cártama, represents the birth of Venus. The other, from Benalmádena, is in a geometric pattern; the stairway at the right accesses the upper story, which had the same floor plan as the ground floor. The floor plans have been somewhat modified for the Museo Picasso Málaga; the palace is the most important example of seigneurial architecture executed after the 1487 conquest of Málaga by the forces of the Catholic Monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand during the Granada War, the last war of the Reconquista. The architectural style is that of the Renaissance, with a Plateresque façade and Mudéjar aspects; some of those Mudéjar aspects may be directly inherited from the previous Nasrid palace on the site: Professor Fernando Marías states that the torre morisca adjacent to the Mudejar patio dates back to the old Nasrid palace. This combination is emblematic of the period following the completion of the Reconquista; the chief Mudéjar element is the tower, which resembles those of certain houses in Granada in its style of cornice and in the low alfiz-style arches of its upper story, but is on a much grander scale than any found in that city.

The basement is an archeological museum in its own right, visible from above through transparent panels in the floor. During the construction of the museum, there were a series of interesting discoveries. There are remnants of a city wall and towers dating back to the Phoenicians, of a Roman factory to produce the fish-based sauce garum, of an earlier Nasrid palace on the same site; the palace was built in the first half of the 16th century. Sometime after the death of Diego de Cazalla, it passed to the Counts of Mollina and in the 19th century to the Counts of Buenavista; the palace passed to the Countess de Luna. It was less so from some time in the 19th century. After that, the palace had various uses including as an educational center, a furniture factory, in 1938 a Red Cross hospital. A royal decree in 1913 established the Museo de Bellas Artes, which opened in 1916 and was located beginning in 1920 in a space that had formed part of the former Jesuit College of Saint Sebastian; the museum built up a strong collection, including works by Luis de Morales, Luca Giordano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Enrique Simonet, Francisco Zurbarán, other comparably distinguished artists.

The Countess de Luna leased the palace to the Spanish State in 1946 as a new home for the museum. The Museum of Fine Arts was closed in 1997 to make way for the Picasso museum which, after extensive modifications including the addition of some new adjacent buildings, opened in 2003; as of 2010, the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes collection remains intact. Various temporary exhibitions have taken place at the Palacio de la Aduana, but it does not yet have a new permanent home; the palace was selected for the Picasso museum in accord with the wishes of the museum's principal donor, Christine Ruiz-Picasso, who wished the museum to be housed in a notable and Andalusian building. Besides the palace itself, the museum incorporates 18 houses from the old judería; the museum was purchased in 1996 by the Andalusian Autonomous Government for the sum of 650 million pesetas.. The conversion of the building for the Museo Picasso was a major undertaking. Led by the American architect Richard Gluckman, along with Isabel Cámara and Rafael Martín Delgado, it was budgeted at over 2,000 million pesetas, about US$20 million.

In December 2009 the Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga —which operated the museum—and the Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso —which owned the collection—merged to become the "Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga. Legado Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso"; as a result, the Andalusian government agreed to give the new merged foundation ownership of the palace. Remedios García Rodríguez, Pasear por el centro de Málaga,, portal of the Centro del Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, gives a good architectural

Richard Aaron

Richard Ithamar Aaron, was a Welsh philosopher who became an authority on the work of John Locke. Born in Blaendulais, Aaron was the son of a Welsh Baptist draper, William Aaron, his wife, Margaret Griffith, he was educated at Ystalyfera Grammar School, followed by a spell at the University of Wales starting in 1918, where he studied history and philosophy. In 1923 he was elected a Fellow of the university, allowing him to attend Oriel College, where he was awarded a DPhil in 1928 for a dissertation entitled "The History and Value of the Distinction between Intellect and Intuition". In 1926 Aaron was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Swansea University. After the retirement of W. Jenkin Jones in 1932, Aaron was appointed to the chair of philosophy at Aberystwyth University where he settled on the nearby hill of Bryn Hir and at Garth Celyn. Although his early publications focused on epistemology and the history of ideas, Aaron became fascinated with the work and life of John Locke.

The interest was sparked by his discovery of unexamined information in the Lovelace Collection: a collection of notes and drafts left by John Locke to his cousin Peter King. There he found letters, notebooks and most pertinent of all, an early draft of Locke's "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding", hitherto presumed missing. Aaron's research led to the 1937 publication of a book covering the life and work of Locke, which subsequently became the accepted standard work on the subject; the proofs were read by Rhiannon Morgan, whom Aaron married in 1937. They had five children. Aaron produced several more books and articles, including a book in Welsh on the history of philosophy, Hanes athroniaeth—o Descartes i Hegel in 1932, he attempted to boost interest in philosophy in Wales, established a philosophy section at the University of Wales Guild of Graduates in 1932, a society which still conducts all its proceedings in Welsh. Other notable publications of Aaron's include an essay, "Two Senses of the Word Universal" and "Our Knowledge of Universals", a study read to the British Academy in 1945 and published in volume 23 of its Proceedings.

Aaron's work shows fascination with the idea of a Universal, which culminated in a 1952 book The Theory of Universals. Here he attacks the notion of universals as Platonic forms, but is critical of Aristotelian realism about essences, as he is of nominalism and conceptualism as theories of universals. In 1952–1953, Aaron was invited to be Visiting Professor at Yale University. In 1956 he was able to study the third draft of Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding at the Pierpont Morgan Library, which resulted in a substantial addition to the second edition of John Locke, published in 1955, he was made a Fellow of the British President of the Mind Association in the same year. In 1956 an annual lecture hosted by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association was instituted in Aberystwyth, Aaron was invited to give the inaugural lecture. In 1957 he was elected President of the Aristotelian Society. In 1967 Aaron published a second edition of The Theory of Universals, with a new preface and several additions and rewritten chapters.

In 1971, he published a third edition of his Locke biography and the book Knowing and the Function of Reason, which includes a broad discussion of the laws of non-contradiction, excluded middle and identity, of the use of language in speech and thought, of substance and causality. After retiring in 1969, he taught for a semester at Carlton College in Minnesota before returning to Wales, where he. Helped write articles for the 1974 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, he began to feel the effects of Alzheimer's disease, died at his home on 29 March 1987. Richard Aaron was the father of the academic and Welsh literature specialist Jane Aaron, born in 1951; the Nature of Knowing. London: Williams & Norgate. 1930. OCLC 18633058. Hanes Athroniaeth o Descartes i Hegel. Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru. 1932. OCLC 21747278. John Locke. Oxford: Clarendon. 1973. OCLC 490103200; the Theory of Universals. Oxford: Clarendon. 1967. OCLC 307324. Knowing and the Function of Reason. Oxford: Clarendon. 1971. OCLC 263355808.

John Locke Jones, O. R.. Richard Ithamar Aaron, 1901–1987. Proceedings of the British Academy. 73. London: Published for the British Academy by the Oxford University Press. OCLC 606853006. Stephens, Meic, ed.. The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-211586-7. OCLC 12133490

Adam Saltsman

Adam Saltsman known as Adam Atomic, is an American indie video game designer best known for creating the endless runner Canabalt. He is a founder of Semi Secret Finji video game studios. Adam Saltsman known as Adam Atomic, made the endless runner Canabalt in 2009, where an anonymous runner runs in one direction and is able to jump and slide upon landing. Boing Boing described the game as a "one-button action-opus", it was made in response to Experimental Gameplay's "Bare Minimum" challenge. The game's viral success was a surprise to him, he felt like he squandered the opportunity and audience; when asked in an interview where he imagined the running man coming from, Saltsman stated "I used to have fantasies at my old office job of running down our long, long hallway just for fun. And to escape. I'd forgotten about that until months. There used to be an intro cinematic that I was designing, where the character receives an email, but it was all getting in the way of the main thing". Saltsman produced.

He has mentioned meeting people developing their first games in Flixel, a development tool called Stencyl built atop Flixel. Saltsman presented on "Time Until Death" at the 2011 IndieCade. Saltsman began to collaborate with Greg Wohlwend on Hundreds; the game was Wohlwend's first as game designer, he open sourced the game after online game sites showed no interest in purchasing it. Semi Secret's Eric Johnson found the code and made an iPad port in a weekend, beginning the collaboration. Semi Secret did not have the funds to begin a new game from scratch, so the project fit their company roadmap. Saltsman became the primary puzzle designer, it was released on January 7, 2013 for iPhone and iPad, on June 28 for Android to what video game review score aggregator Metacritic called "generally favorable" reviews. It was an honorable mention in Best Mobile Game and Nuovo Award categories of the 2012 Game Developers Conference Independent Games Festival, an honorable mention in Excellence in Visual Art at the 2013 festival.

Hundreds was an official selection at IndieCade 2012. In January 2013, Saltsman was working on an Android release of the game, an iOS update for Canabalt, paternity leave in March. In March 2014, Saltsman re-announced Finji, a game studio that had existed since 2006 but was relaunched. Saltsman directs the studio, his wife, Rebekah and does game design; the company produces others. They announced four titles with the relaunch; the first, Portico, is in collaboration with Alec Holowka of Aquaria and was renamed from Grave. It is a 2D turn-based tactical survival game first announced in mid-2011. Players use traps to stop incoming monsters from entering a sacred gate. Finji distributed Night in a Kickstarter-funded project by Scott Benson and Holowka, they sell Saltsman's survival game Capsule. They announced Overland, a "turn-based tactical survival game" in development with Shay Pierce of Deep Plaid Games, which Saltsman displayed during the 2014 Game Developers Conference. Finji will publish Tunic, developed by Andrew Shouldice.

In June 2014, Polytron announced that it would be co-publishing the "interactive musical landscape anthology" game Panoramical with Finji. The company does not have plans to crowdfund future games. Media related to Adam Saltsman at Wikimedia Commons

Māris Smirnovs

Māris Smirnovs is a former Latvian football defender the assistant manager of FK Ventspils, playing in the Latvian Higher League. Smirnovs has played 22 international matches for Latvia national football team, he debuted in 2002, played at the Euro 2004. Māris Smirnovs played for Dinaburg FC, FK Valmiera, FK Ventspils, Amica Wronki, FC Ditton, Dinamo Bucureşti, Górnik Zabrze, FK Jūrmala and FC Tranzit. After the 2010 Latvian Higher League season Smirnovs retired from professional football. Before the start of the 2012 Latvian First League season Smirnovs was appointed as the assistant manager of FK Ventspils-2. In 2013, he became the assistant manager of FK Ventspils first team. Latvian Football Federation

Punchiná Dam

The Punchiná Dam is an embankment dam on the Guatapé River 17 kilometres east of San Carlos in Antioquia Department, Colombia. The dam creates Punchiná Reservoir, part of the 1,240 megawatts San Carlos Hydroelectric Power Plant; the power plant was completed in two 620 megawatts stages, the first was completed in 1984 and the second in 1987. It is the largest power station in Colombia; the project was initiated by Interconexion Electrica S. A. in 1973 and appraised in 1978. In May 1978, a World Bank loan was approved to help both stages of the power plant. Construction began in 1979, the dam was completed in 1983 and the last generator of stage one was operational in 1984. Stage two's final generator was operational in December 1987; the commissioning of stage two was slated for 1984 and stage one for 1983 but was delayed due to financial problems and redesigns. The total cost of stage one was stage two US$166.3 million. The Punchiná Dam is a 70-metre tall and 800-metre long embankment-type dam with 6,000,000 cubic metres of fill and a crest elevation of 785 metres.

The reservoir created by the dam has a capacity of 72 million cubic metres, of which 52.23 million cubic metres is active capacity. The surface area of the reservoir is 3.4 square kilometres. Initiating the flow of water towards the power station are two 54-metre tall intake towers behind the dam in the reservoir; each tower provides water to a respective stage of the power plant via tunnels. The two tunnels are each about 4.5 kilometres long and to protect against water hammer, each tunnel is equipped with a surge tank. The underground power house is 400 metres below the surface, 203 metres long, 19.65 metres wide and 27.5 metres high. Adjacent to the power house is another cavern that holds the transformers and is of similar dimensions. Once the water reaches the power house, each tunnel supplies the four 155 megawatts Pelton turbines of its respective stage. Once the water leaves the turbines, each stage releases it into their own 1.5 kilometres long tailrace tunnel where the water is discharged into the Samaná Norte River.

The tunnels have a combined maximum discharge of 330 cubic metres per second. List of power stations in Colombia