Fátima is a city in the municipality of Ourém, Beira Litoral Province, in the Central Region and Médio Tejo intermunicipal community of Portugal, with 71.29 km2 of area and 11,788 inhabitants. Its population density is 162.7 inhabitants/km2. The homonymous civil parish encompasses several villages and localities of which the city of Fátima, with a population of 7,756 residents, is the largest; the worldwide fame of the city is permanently associated with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three little shepherds – Lúcia and Jacinta – from 13 May until 13 October 1917. The Catholic Church recognized these events as "worthy of belief". A small chapel, now known as the Chapel of the Apparitions, was built at the site of the alleged supernatural events, a precious statue of Our Lady of Fátima installed. Due to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a Marian shrine complex containing two minor basilicas, located in the wealthy quarter of Cova da Iria, the city has become in one of the most important international destinations of religious tourism, receiving between 6 and 8 million pilgrims by year.
It attracts the religious, but those who seek a peaceful lifestyle only found in the convents and monasteries. The name of the town and parish is a rendition of the Arabic given name Fátima. Fátima was said to be the name of a Moorish princess kidnapped by a knight, Gonçalo Hermigues, his companions. Hermigues took her to a small village in the Serra de Aire hills, in the created Kingdom of Portugal. According to the Western Catholic narrative, Fatima fell in love with her kidnapper and decided to convert to Christianity in order to marry him, she was given a Christian name, Oureana. Arab sources, claim that Fátima was forced into Christianity, as were most Reconquista captives. There is no documentary evidence to support either scenario of such a conversion. Whatever version is true, the place name recalls the Princess' original Arab name rather than her Christian baptismal one; the parish was founded in 1568. For centuries, most of the villagers kept herds of sheep and depended on subsistence farming.
Since the early 20th century, Fátima has been associated with events in which three local children, Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins and Jacinta Marto, purportedly saw visions of a woman known as Our Lady of Fátima, since believed by the Catholic Church to be the Virgin Mary. On 13 May 1917, whilst guarding their families' sheep in the Cova da Iria, the children first claimed to have seen an apparition of a "lady dressed in white" and shining with a bright light; the three shepherd children were born in a small hamlet about 1 kilometre from Fátima. To the west, near Aljustrel, is Loca do Cabeço, a smaller agglomeration of rocky outcroppings where, in 1916, an angel appeared twice to the three children; the children claimed to have seen the Marian apparition on six occasions. An estimated 70,000 pilgrims went to the site for the last prophesied apparition in October; some of them reported what has been referred to as the Miracle of the Sun, when some observers reported it appeared to be behaving unusually.
The local bishop determined that the apparitions were worthy of belief. The site was marked by a cross erected by locals. In 1918 they built a small chapel, covered in tile, it was 3.3 metres by 2.8 metres length, 2.85 metres height. It became a centre for Marian devotion, receiving names such as a fé de Fátima, cidade da Paz, or Terra de Milagres e Aparições; the chapel has since been enclosed within a large basilica and sanctuary, part of a complex including a hotel and other facilities. In 1930, the statue of Our Lady in the Chapel of Apparitions was crowned by the Vatican. Francisco died in 1919 and Jacinta during the international Spanish flu pandemic. Lucia dos Santos became a nun and lived until 2005; the two who died young were beatified on 13 May 2000 by Pope John Paul II, were canonised by Pope Francis on 13 May 2017, the hundredth anniversary of the first apparition. The construction of the sanctuary and the steady visits by pilgrims stimulated local development. In addition to construction of a large shrine and sanctuary, the complex includes a hotel and other facilities.
The town of Fátima was elevated to the status of city on 12 July 1997. In the early 21st century, numerous residents of the parish worked to have Fátima designated as an independent municipality; the project, led by Júlio Silva, engineer and ex-president of the Junta de Freguesia, was vetoed on July 2003 by President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio. Fátima is located on the Estremenho Limestone Massif, on the flanks of the Serra de Aire 356 metres above sea level; the geology of the Serras de Aire and Candeeiros gives rise to an arid landscape with a rocky ground interspersed with limestone outcroppings. There are various geological formations in the region including sinkholes and polje, as well as karst grottoes, caves with stalactites and stalagmites, in addition to lapiez fields; the climate is characterized by heavy precipitation during the winter, with 920 millimetres annually, warm, dry summers. The trees in this area are dominated by holly oak, Portuguese oak (Quercus fa
Pietro Mario Pastore known as Piero Pastore was an Italian professional footballer who played as a striker. Pastore was the youngest player to play for Juventus F. C. at the age of 15 years, 222 days. He played for 6 seasons in the Serie A for S. S. Lazio, A. C. Milan and A. S. Roma. Pastore won bronze medal. After retirement, he became an actor, among other roles, he played small parts in Roman Holiday and War and Peace. JuventusItalian Football Championship: 1925–26 ItalyOlympic Bronze Medal: 1928 Girls Do Not Joke Steel Port Territorial Militia Aldebaran Tonight at Eleven Under the Southern Cross I, His Father The Man with a Cross In High Places Eleven Men and a Ball Anthony of Padua The Beggar's Daughter The Crossroads Lorenzaccio Red Shirts Loves of Three Queens The Knight of the Black Sword Engaged to Death
St. Mary's University School of Law is one of the professional graduate schools of St. Mary's University, a private Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas, USA; the School of Law has an enrollment of about 770 students, pursuing Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, or Master of Jurisprudence degrees. The 2020 Rankings by U. S. News & World Report place the school at No. 146-192 of U. S. law schools. According to St. Mary's ABA-required disclosures, 60% of St. Mary's 2017 graduates found full-time long-term employment that required bar passage. In October 1927, the San Antonio Bar Association established the San Antonio School of Law, which for seven years after its founding was administered by a board of governors under the control of the bar association; until the School of Law became associated with a physical campus, classes were held at the Bexar County Courthouse. In an attempt to maximize educational and material resources of the fledgling institution, the Board of Governors negotiated with St. Mary's University regarding a transfer of the School of Law's administrative control.
The transfer was completed on October 1, 1934, St. Mary's University School of Law was established; the School of Law was housed at St. Mary's University's original downtown campus at 112 College Street. Possessing several military bases, San Antonio experienced a surge of population and industry in the years following the World War II; this exponential growth resulted in more law students. To meet these new demands adequately, the School of Law organized itself to meet the requirements of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, it received accreditation from the ABA in February 1948 and became a member of the AALS in December 1949. On December 19, 1967, the School of Law relocated from the College Street campus to join the main campus of St. Mary's, where an expansion project had provided for the addition of eight new buildings to the main University campus, including a lecture hall, law library, faculty building comprising the Law Center. According to St. Mary's 2017 ABA-required disclosures, 1,339 people applied to enter in the fall of 2017.
63% of those applicants were accepted, 34% of those admitted enrolled at the school. For students enrolling in the fall of 2017, the average LSAT score was 150, the average GPA was 3.12. The total cost of full-time attendance at St. Mary's for the 2016–17 academic year was $56,994, of which tuition is $36,310; the total cost for part-time attendance is $44,654, of which tuition is $23,970. The Center for Terrorism Law aims to address "current and potential legal issues related to terrorism in light of the challenge of achieving and maintaining a proper balance between global security and civil justice." It secured a $1 million U. S. Department of Defense appropriation to study "Homeland Defense and Civil Support Threat Information Collection." This grant was conditioned upon "independent information gathering to compile and study all of the various state legislation, enacted related to how various state governments have chosen to balance the issue of increased security concerns and the protection of civil liberties."
The Center is directed by Professor of Law Jeffrey Addicott. The Center for International Legal Studies developed following the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the establishment of the North American Development Bank in San Antonio; the program was created to develop relationships with foreign universities and conduct public service outreach in the Mexico-U. S. Border area. Through course offerings, overseas programs and student exchanges, other activities, the Center offers extensive exposure to comparative and international law; the Center for Legal and Social Justice permits students to act as the attorney of record for indigent clients who cannot find legal help elsewhere. It offers three clinical programs to students: the Civil Justice Clinic; the center houses the School of Law’s pro bono program for which students may participate by volunteering in the community, including the Identification Recovery Program. Through the ID Recovery Program, students help those individuals without the means to obtain recovery of their identification credentials retrieve them—often at no cost to the individual.
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Starling Glow is a pop/rock band from Orange County, California fronted by singer/songwriter Liz Hill. Liz Hill was influenced by a wide range of musical genres. During her college years, Liz listened to more Top 40 radio and found a new appreciation for melody and lyrics, she started to admire artists who were able to crossover between pop genres. This inspired her to blur the lines and cross between alternative rock and dance with her single "We Are Infinite." "We Are Infinite" debuted at #40 on Billboard's Club Chart before peaking at #19. We Are Infinite reached #39 on the Mediabase Top 40 radio chart as of June 21, 2014. Starling Glow's debut album is set to be released soon and reflects Liz's musical taste by combining rock-and-roll roots with electronic and indie influences; the album was produced by Grammy nominated producer and musician Billy Mohler who has worked with artists like Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and The Smashing Pumpkins. Starling Glow worked with drummer Josh Freese who has played with Evanescence and Guns N' Roses, as well as Colbie Caillat, Matthew Chamberlain, known for his work with Kanye West, John Mayer and Sara Bareilles.
Starling Glow's musical style has been compared to the likes of Ellie Goulding and Foxes. "We Are Infinite" is the first single off Starling Glow's self-titled debut album. It was the last track, written for the album and is about seizing the moment and feeling unstoppable and infinite; the music video was filmed at a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. The video has been well received by fans and has over 25,000 views on YouTube."We Are Infinite' was remixed by Dave Audé who has worked with Coldplay, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga and has had 98 #1 tracks on Billboard's Dance Club charts. "We Are Infinite" debuted at #40 on Billboard's Club Chart and rose to #25 before peaking at #19. "We Are Infinite" is #39 on the Mediabase Top 40 radio chart. Starling Glow performed "We Are Infinite" for the first time at the Avalon Hollywood nightclub in early February 2014 in front of an enthusiastic crowd, she performed again at the Avalon in May 2014 as part of the Cinco 2 Tour featuring IM5, Diamond White of The X Factor USA and other social media stars.
Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border. It has an area of 651,900 square kilometres, nearly 10 percent of, fresh water, composed of rivers and the province's 100,000 lakes. Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, to the northeast by Nunavut, on the south by the U. S. states of North Dakota. As of Q3 2019, Saskatchewan's population was estimated at 1,178,657. Residents live in the southern prairie half of the province, while the northern boreal half is forested and sparsely populated. Of the total population half live in the province's largest city Saskatoon, or the provincial capital Regina. Other notable cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, North Battleford and the border city Lloydminster. Saskatchewan is a landlocked province with large distances to moderating bodies of waters; as a result, its climate is continental, rendering severe winters throughout the province.
Southern areas have warm or hot summers. Midale and Yellow Grass are tied for the highest recorded temperatures in Canada, with 45 °C observed at both locations on July 5, 1937. In winter, temperatures below −45 °C are possible in the south during extreme cold snaps. Saskatchewan has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups. Europeans first explored the area in 1690 and first settled in the area in 1774, it became a province in 1905, carved out from the vast North-West Territories, which had until included most of the Canadian Prairies. In the early 20th century the province became known as a stronghold for Canadian social democracy; the province's economy is based on agriculture and energy. The former Lieutenant Governor, Thomas Molloy, died in office on July 2, 2019. On July 17, 2019, the federal government announced the appointment of Russell Mirasty, former Assistant Commissioner with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as the new Lieutenant Governor; the current premier is Scott Moe.
In 1992, the federal and provincial governments signed a historic land claim agreement with First Nations in Saskatchewan. The First Nations received compensation and were permitted to buy land on the open market for the bands; some First Nations have used their settlement to invest in urban areas, including Saskatoon. Its name derived from the Saskatchewan River; the river was known as kisiskāciwani-sīpiy in the Cree language. As Saskatchewan's borders follow the geographic coordinates of longitude and latitude, the province is a quadrilateral, or a shape with four sides. However, the 49th parallel boundary and the 60th northern border appear curved on globes and many maps. Additionally, the eastern boundary of the province is crooked rather than following a line of longitude, as correction lines were devised by surveyors prior to the homestead program. Saskatchewan is part of the Western Provinces and is bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the north-east by Nunavut, on the east by Manitoba, on the south by the U.
S. states of North Dakota. Saskatchewan has the distinction of being the only Canadian province for which no borders correspond to physical geographic features. Along with Alberta, Saskatchewan is one of only two land-locked provinces; the overwhelming majority of Saskatchewan's population is located in the southern third of the province, south of the 53rd parallel. Saskatchewan contains two major natural regions: the Boreal Forest in the north and the Prairies in the south, they are separated by an aspen parkland transition zone near the North Saskatchewan River on the western side of the province, near to south of the Saskatchewan River on the eastern side. Northern Saskatchewan is covered by forest except for the Lake Athabasca Sand Dunes, the largest active sand dunes in the world north of 58°, adjacent to the southern shore of Lake Athabasca. Southern Saskatchewan contains another area with sand dunes known as the "Great Sand Hills" covering over 300 square kilometres; the Cypress Hills, located in the southwestern corner of Saskatchewan and Killdeer Badlands, are areas of the province that were unglaciated during the last glaciation period, the Wisconsin glaciation.
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Kevin McGoldrick is a Scottish retired football left winger, assistant manager at Stenhousemuir. As a player, he made over 110 appearances in the Scottish League for Queen's Park and played for East Stirlingshire and Morton. After his retirement, he entered coaching and held youth roles with Queen's Park, the Scottish Football Association and in China on behalf of Manchester City, he was assistant manager at Stenhousemuir between 2010 and 2014 and took joint-caretaker charge of the team in 2010. McGoldrick is the uncle of footballer Salim Kouider-Aissa, he has worked as a taxi driver. Queen's Park Scottish League Third Division: 1999–00Harestanes Scottish Amateur Cup: 2001–02, 2002–03 Kevin McGoldrick at Soccerbase Kevin McGoldrick at stenhousemuirfc.com