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Eliteserien is a Norwegian professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Norwegian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 1. Divisjon. Seasons run from March to November with each team playing 30 matches. Most games are played on Sunday evenings. Eliteserien was founded in 1937 as Norgesserien, the first season was the 1937–38 season; the structure and organisation of Eliteserien along with Norway's other football leagues have undergone frequent changes. Starting with the 2017 season the league is called Eliteserien after NFF decided to drop the sponsor name from the name of the league after the 2016 season; the broadcasting rights were in December 2015 secured by Discovery Networks who signed a six-year deal giving them rights to broadcast all the 240 games in Eliteserien from 2017 to 2023. The deal was worth; the league generates NOK 400 million per year in domestic television rights.

Sixteen clubs have won the title since the inception of the league in 1937: Rosenborg, Viking, Lillestrøm, Vålerenga, Brann, Larvik Turn, Start, Strømsgodset, Fram Larvik, Moss and Stabæk. In 2010, Rosenborg became, still remain, the only club to complete an Eliteserien campaign without losing a single game; the record of most points in a season is 71 by Molde in 2014. Since its establishment as a one-group top flight in 1963, forty-seven clubs have competed in Eliteserien. Before 1937, there was no national league competition in Norway. Starting in 1937–38, the various regional leagues in Southern Norway were aligned into eight districts, with a championship playoff between the winners to crown a national champion; this competition was called Norgesserien. In the early years, the top flight teams were divided into eleven groups from eight districts; the league champion was decided in either a knockout tournament or a final between the winners of these groups. Fredrikstad was the first champions of the league, winning the 1937–38 season.

They won the two-legged final against Lyn 4–0 on aggregate. Fredrikstad defended their title in the 1938–39 season. From the 1937–38 season and until the beginning of World War II, the teams were divided into eight district groups. There were plans at the time to merge the district leagues into a national competition, but because of World War II, this process was delayed until after the war, although the first post-war season in 1947–48 had eleven district-based groups. In 1948, Hovedserien was created, consisting of the 16 top teams from the district leagues, who were placed into two groups of eight, with the group winners playing a two-legged final for the national championship at the end of the season; this format was in place from the 1948–49 season until 1960–61, when it was decided to merge the two groups into a single top division, have the season follow the calendar year from 1963 onwards. The 1950s were dominated by Larvik Turn. Fredrikstad won their latest league title in 1960–61, which secured their ninth title out of sixteen possible.

Larvik Turn won Hovedserien three times in four seasons from 1955–56. The 1961–62 season was played during 15 months; the teams from the two groups in the 1960–61 top division were put in one group consisting of 16 teams. The 1961–62 season became a transitional season, where the 16 top-flight teams were placed in a single group, playing a season that went on for 15 months and one half of its teams were relegated. Still known as Hovedserien, the 1961–62 season is referred to as Maratonserien due to its unusual length; the Maratonserien was won by Brann. In 1963, a single top division containing ten teams was introduced, the league was renamed 1. Divisjon; the first regular one-league season was played spring-autumn and was won by title defenders Brann in 1963. The league was expanded to 12 teams in 1972. Teams from Northern Norway were not allowed to gain promotion to the top division before 1972, when Mjølner became the first team from Northern Norway to play in the top flight, until 1979 were subject to stricter promotion rules than teams from the rest of the country.

Viking won the league four consecutive seasons beginning in 1972. Lillestrøm won back-to-back titles in 1976 and 1977. In 1979 teams from Northern Norway were given the same promotion rights as the rest of the country. In the beginning of the 1980s, Vålerengen were the dominant team, with their titles from 1981, 1983 and 1984. In 1990, the league was renamed Tippeligaen, after Norsk Tipping, the main sponsor of the league since then. However, unofficially the league was still known as 1. Divisjon by most people, and ahead of the 1991-season it was decided to let the second level league of Norwegian football "inherit" the name 1. Divisjon to help Tippeligaen establish as a brand. Rosenborg of Trondheim won the first year the league bore the name Tippeligaen in 1990. Followed by a win by Viking of Stavanger in 1991. In 1992, Rosenborg started a run of 13 consecutive titles. During the first years of Rosenborg's thirteen-year run, they won the league with substantial margins, only challenged by Bodø/Glimt, Lillestrøm and Brann.

However, this was narrowing down towards a dramatic finish in 2004, where the Trondheim team tied with Vålerenga of Oslo in game points and on goal difference, but finished ahead on number

Alabama Clean Water Partnership

The Alabama Clean Water Partnership is a coordinated effort of public and private stakeholders to restore and protect the State of Alabama's river basins. ACWP guidelines are in accordance with the goals of the Clean Water Act set by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1972; the CWA includes requirements to fulfill the provisions of the 303 list. A statewide 501 organization, the Alabama Clean Water Partnership encourages the involvement of local stakeholders in addressing the protection and restoration of Alabama's water resources; the organization maintains facilitators in the ten major river basins throughout the state. These facilitators organize and initiate activities within their working basins to bring a broad group of people together for a common good; the ACWP is a non-adversarial organization. Lake Tuscaloosa is one of the partnership's cleanup projects, for which it organizes voluntary efforts. In 2010, participants collected debris from the lake, gathering up 27,360 lbs; the Chattahoochee River, part of one of ACWP's projects, was the subject of an interactive DVD developed by an environment educational center.

It won the Panda Award at the 2004 Wildscreen Festival in Bristol England, a prestigious award. This DVD is available the ACWP in conjunction with its partners to educators. Alabama Clean Water Partnership The Alabama Clean Water Partnership with Alabama Power

Never (Heart song)

"Never" is a song by American rock band Heart, released as the second single from the band's eponymous eighth studio album. It was written by Holly Knight, Gene Black and "Connie". "Never" is a rock song with an uplifting lyric to a person, discouraged by love. Like their previous single "What About Love", the music video for "Never" was placed in heavy rotation on MTV. "Never" peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time that Heart earned two consecutive top-10 entries, the first time a Heart album generated two top-10 singles. "Never" and "Nothin' at All" both have alternate mixes, these mixes had been pressed onto some early release runs of the Heart album, beit on LP, CD, or cassette. One may get a copy with both songs in their original mixes. Copies with serial No. SL-12410, for example, features the alternate mix for "Never", but the original mix for "Nothin' at All". Whereas the two different versions of "Nothin' at All" differ from one another, the two mixes of "Never" are quite similar.

The original album mix was featured on the "Essentials" Collection. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

David Abram

David Abram is an American philosopher, cultural ecologist, performance artist, best known for his work bridging the philosophical tradition of phenomenology with environmental and ecological issues. He is the author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World, for which he received, among other prizes, the international Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction. Abram is founder and creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics. In 1996 Abram coined the phrase "the more-than-human world" as a way of referring to earthly nature. Abram was the first contemporary philosopher to advocate a reappraisal of "animism" as a complexly nuanced and uniquely viable worldview — one which roots human cognition in the dynamic sentience of the body while affirming the ongoing entanglement of our bodily experience with the uncanny sentience of other animals, each of which encounters the same world that we perceive yet from an outrageously different angle and perspective.

A close student of the traditional ecological knowledge systems of diverse indigenous peoples, Abram articulates the entwinement of human subjectivity with the varied sensitivities of the many plants upon which humans depend, as well as with the agency and dynamism of the particular earthly places — the bioregions or ecosystems — that surround and sustain our communities. In recent years his work has come to be associated with a broad movement loosely termed "New Materialism," due to Abram's espousal of a radically transformed sense of matter and materiality. In 2014 Abram held the international Arne Næss Chair of Global Justice and Ecology at the University of Oslo, in Norway. Born in the suburbs of New York City, Abram began practicing sleight-of-hand magic during his high school years in Baldwin, Long Island. In 1976, he began working as "house magician" at Alice's Restaurant in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and soon was performing at clubs throughout New England while studying at Wesleyan University.

After his second year of college, Abram took a year off to travel as an itinerant street magician through Europe and the Middle East. After graduating summa cum laude from Wesleyan in 1980, Abram traveled throughout Southeast Asia as an itinerant magician and studying with traditional, indigenous magic practitioners in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Upon returning to North America he continued performing while devoting himself to the study of natural history and ethno-ecology and learning from native communities in the Southwest desert and the Pacific Northwest. A much-reprinted essay written while studying biology at the Yale School of Forestry in 1984 — entitled "The Perceptual Implications of Gaia" — brought Abram into association with the scientists formulating the Gaia Hypothesis. In the late 1980s, Abram turned his attention to exploring the decisive influence of language upon the human senses and upon our sensory experience of the land around us. Abram received a doctorate for this work from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, in 1993.

Abram's writing is informed by his work with indigenous peoples, as well as by the American nature-writing tradition that stems from Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Mary Austin. His philosophical work is informed by the European tradition of phenomenology — in particular, by the work of the French phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Abram's evolving work has been influenced by his friendships with the archetypal psychologist James Hillman and with the evolutionary biologist, Lynn Margulis — as well as by his esteem for the American poet Gary Snyder and the agrarian novelist and essayist Wendell Berry. Writing in the mid-nineteen nineties, finding himself frustrated by the problematic terminology of environmentalism, Abram coined the phrase "the more-than-human world" in order to signify the broad commonwealth of earthly life, a realm that manifestly includes humankind and its culture, but which exceeds human culture; the phrase was intended and foremost, to indicate that the space of human culture was a subset within a larger set — that the human world was sustained and permeated by the more-than-human world — yet by the phrase Abram meant to encourage a new humility on the part of humankind.

Upon introducing the phrase as a central term in his 1996 book the phrase was adopted by many other theorists and activists, soon becoming an inescapable term within the broad ecological movement. In recent w

Innovest Systems

Innovest Systems, LLC is a held firm that provides technology-driven services to trust and wealth management companies, global custodians, investment advisors and others that control, account for, report on assets held in trust. Innovest delivers its services in a software as a service model. Innovest was founded in November, 2000 by CEO William Thomas, a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, prior to its acquisition by Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust Company. Thomas’ last assignment at Deutsche Bank was as chief executive of The WM Company, the bank’s wholly owned fund accounting and investment performance subsidiary based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Headquartered in New York City, Innovest has offices in North Carolina and California. Financial services firms as well as smaller independent trust and wealth management providers have implemented Innovest Systems’ technology platform; as of 2011 $300 billion of client assets were being administered using Innovest’s technology platform. Thomas McInerney, a general partner at Welsh, Anderson & Stowe, was an original investor in the firm.

Innovest is an affiliate of Bluff Point Associates, a private-equity firm co-founded by Mr. McInerney and Paula McInerney and based in Westport, CT. Paula McInerney chief operating officer of Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. is Bluff Point Associates’ president. Innovest Systems official website

.300 Winchester Short Magnum

.300 Winchester Short Magnum is a.30 caliber rebated rim bottlenecked centerfire short magnum cartridge, introduced in 2001 by Winchester. The cartridge overall length is 72.64 mm, cartridge case is 53.34 mm in length and the bullet diameter is.308 in, common to all U. S..30 caliber cartridges. The principle at work in the short magnum cartridge is the advantage of fitting larger volumes of powder in closer proximity to the primer's flash hole, resulting in more uniform, consistent ignition..300 WSM has 80 grains H2O case capacity. The 30-06 Springfield has 69 grains of H2O, 308 Winchester 56 grains of H2O, the 30-30 Winchester at 45 grains of H2O case capacity; the 300 Winchester Magnum has Case a H2O case capacity of 93.8 grains. With this aspect of near identical performance of the 300 Winchester Magnum, the.300 WSM does this with about 14 grains less of powder behind its bullet. This demonstrates a clear superior engineered design behind the.300 WSM. The.300 WSM head spaces off its case shoulder versus the older 300 Winchester Magnum's belted head space engineered design.

The advantage to this round is the ballistics are nearly identical to the.300 Winchester Magnum, but in a lighter rifle with a shorter action burning 8 - 10% less gun powder. A disadvantage of cartridge case designs with large case head diameters lies in high bolt thrust levels exerted on the locking mechanism of the employed firearm. In small ring actions the larger chamber diameter removes more steel from the barrel tenon making it weaker radially. The.300 WSM is adequate for hunting moose, black bear, brown bear, mule deer, white-tailed deer in forests and plains where long range, flat shots are necessary. The.300 WSM is used in benchrest shooting. The.300 WSM has a standard bullet diameter of.308 or 7.62mm and takes advantage of the numerous bullet options available in that caliber. The.300 WSM is a Delta L problem cartridge, meaning it can present unexpected chambering and/or feeding problems. The Delta L problem article explains this problem in more detail. The.300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum has similar cartridge dimensions but is not interchangeable.

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