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F.C. Hansa Rostock

F. C. Hansa Rostock is a German association football club based in the city of Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, they have emerged as one of the most successful clubs from the former East Germany and have made several appearances in the top-flight Bundesliga. After being in the Bundesliga for ten years, from 1995 to 2005, Rostock suffered a steady decline. In 2012, the club was relegated to the 3. Liga for the second time and is now playing there for the eighth consecutive season; the club was established on 1 November 1954 as the multi-sport Sportclub Empor Rostock. The football squad, could not be recruited from local Betriebssportgemeinschaften like the squad of the handball section, so a transfer of BSG Empor Lauter's squad from Lauter to Rostock was considered; the area around Lauter, near the Czech border, was well represented in East German football by competitive sides including Wismut Aue, Fortschritt Meerane and Motor Zwickau, so politician Karl Mewis ordered the reassignment of the footballers of Empor Lauter, over the futile protests of the team's local supporters, to Rostock.

This was not an uncommon occurrence in East German football, as clubs were renamed, re-structured, dismantled or shuffled from city to city at the direction of well-placed communist officials. The wholesale transfer of the Lauterers to Rostock part way through the 1954–55 season led to the disappearance of that association from play. A new club was formed in 1956 as BSG Motor Lauter and on 1 August 1990, it took up the tradition of the original side to play as Lauterer Sportverein Viktoria 1913. Newly formed SC Empor Rostock took the place of the former Lauter-based club in first division play in November 1954, they finished second the next season, but were relegated. They bounced back, rejoining the DDR-Oberliga in 1958, before going on to become a competitive side with a series of three vice-championships to their credit from 1962 to 1964, as well as several appearances in the final of the FDGB Pokal; the re-organization of East German sports in 1965 led to the association's football department becoming independent as Fußball Club Hansa Rostock, designated as one of the country's 11 focus clubs intended to groom talent for the development of a strong East Germany national team.

The new club's name acknowledged Rostock's history as one of the major trading centres of northern Europe's Hanseatic League. By the 1970s, the club was finishing in the lower half of the league table and was relegated to the second division DDR-Liga for a single season on three different occasions late in the decade, they returned to form in the 1980s and as the football leagues of West Germany and East Germany were merged in 1990 after the re-unification of the country, Rostock won its first national championship in the final season of East German football, played out in the transitional NOFV-Oberliga. This is their only top flight title to date in play in the unified Germany, they captured the last East German Cup with a 1–0 win over FC Stahl Eisenhüttenstadt. The club's timely success earned them a place in the Bundesliga alongside Dynamo Dresden when the top-flight Bundesliga was expanded from 18 to 20 teams for the 1991–92 season to accommodate two former East German teams. Hansa, was unable to stay up and was relegated after falling just a single point shy of SG Wattenscheid 09.

Three seasons of tempering in the 2. Bundesliga would return the club to the top flight for the 1995–96 season. In ten years spent in the Bundesliga, the team's best results were a pair of sixth-place finishes. In spite of frequent placings in the bottom-half of the league table, they would persist as the only former East German side able to challenge the well-heeled clubs of the west. On 1 December 2002, Rostock became the first club to field six foreigners from the same country in a Bundesliga match. Rostock had a poor first half in the 2004–05 season, earning only 1 win and 5 draws in 17 matches, they were unable to recover despite the late arrival of Finnish striker Jari Litmanen and at season's end were relegated, leaving the former GDR without a club in the top flight for the first time since re-unification. Like other East German teams, they were the victims of a harsh economic reality as the wealthier, well-established western sides bought up the most talented eastern footballers as their clubs struggled to survive financially: Rostock's Stefan Beinlich, Oliver Neuville and Victor Agali were just three players sent west in exchange for cash.

After two years in the 2. Bundesliga, the club was again relegated; the club's poor form continued in 2009 -- 10. With this season, a new promotion/relegation format accompanied the introduction of the 3. Liga and Rostock found itself in a playoff versus the third place third division club FC Ingolstadt. Hansa lost both legs of the contest and was sent down to the 3. Liga, while Ingolstadt won promotion to the 2. Bundesliga alongside the top two third tier teams which advanced automatically by virtue of their finishes, their stay was a short one as they were sent back down after finishing bottom table in 2011–12. Hansa Rostock drew an average home attendance of 11,433 in the 2016–17 3. Liga, the third-highest in the league. After German reunification, the last regular DDR-Oberliga season was played in NOFV-Oberliga. During 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga season, Hansa Rostock became the last East Germany champion. NOFV-Oberliga Champions: 1991 DDR-Oberliga Runners-up: 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968 FDGB-Pokal Winners: 1991 Runners-up: 1955, 1957, 1960

Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

Fujiyoshida is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 May 2019, the city had an estimated population of 48,782 in 19,806 households and a population density of 400 persons per km2; the total area of the city is 121.74 square kilometres. Fujiyoshida lies at the northern base of Mount Fuji, is built upon old lava flows, it is considered a high-elevation city at 2,140 to 2,800 feet above sea level. The city is located between two of the Fuji Five Lakes; the Katsura River flows through the eastern part of the city. Yamanashi Prefecture Tsuru Minamitsuru District: Nishikatsura, Yamanakako, Fujikawaguchiko Shizuoka Prefecture Fujinomiya Suntō District: Oyama Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujiyoshida peaked around the year 1990 and has been in slow decline since; the city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, mild winters. The average annual temperature in Fujiyoshida is 9.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1845 mm with September as the wettest month; the temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.0 °C, lowest in January, at around -2.3 °C.

Following the Meiji restoration, the area around Fujiyoshida was organized into Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi per the cadastral reforms of July 22, 1878. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on July 1, 1889, the villages of Mizuho and Fukuchi were established. In 1939, Mizuho was renamed Shimoyoshida. In 1947 Fukuchi was raised to town status and renamed Fujikamiyoshida and Akemi was raised to town status in 1948, retaining its original name; these three towns merged on March 1951 to form the city of Fujiyoshida. Fujiyoshida has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 20 members. For several centuries, artisans around the Fujiyoshida area have produced high quality textiles, now the city is the center of commerce and high technology in southern Yamanashi Prefecture. Showa University Fujiyoshida has seven public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government, three public private high schools operated by the Yamanashi Prefectural Board of Education.

The city has one private middle school and one private high school. Fuji Kyuko - Fujikyuko Line Kotobuki - Yoshiikeonsenmae - Shimoyoshida - Gekkōji - Fujisan Chūō Expressway Higashifuji-goko Road National Route 137 National Route 138 National Route 139 National Route 300 National Route 413 Colorado Springs, United States, since 1962 Chamonix-Mont Blanc, since 1978 Kitaguchi Hongū Fuji Sengen Jinja, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the kami of Mount Fuji, the Kitaguchi Hongū Fuji Sengen Jinja is the historical starting point for pilgrims climbing the mountain; the main structure was built in 788 and underwent reconstruction in the 17th century. Additional buildings include a shrine dedicated to Takeda Shingen, a red torii, taken down and rebuilt every "Fuji Year"; the shrine has a local history museum which displays items from Fujiyoshida's past including household items, farm implements and samples of the cities' famous textiles. Fuji-Q Highland an amusement park with a variety of attractions suitable for adults and children.

Mt. Fuji Visitors Center, it is home to interactive displays, videos and guides about Mount Fuji. Mt. Fuji Radar Dome Museum. A tribute to the meteorologists who built a radar research facility at the summit of Mt. Fuji, which features a room which simulates the conditions at the summit of the mountain. Arakurayama Sengen Park and the Chūrei-tō pagoda, built on a hilltop facing Mt. Fuji. Keiji Mutoh, professional wrestler Shun Sugata, actor Media related to Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons Fuji Yoshida travel guide from Wikivoyage Official Website

Dan Healy (soundman)

Dan Healy is an audio engineer who worked with the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He succeeded Alembic and Owsley "Bear" Stanley as the group's chief sound man after the Wall Of Sound in 1974 and subsequent band hiatus through 1975. A favorite amongst Deadheads for many years, he helped to introduce a tapers section at Grateful Dead concert to allow audience recording of live concerts. Healy would often-times provide direct output from the soundboard for the tapers to directly patch into their recorders, he was a pioneer in rock sound system innovation, helped Bear along with Ron Wickersham of Alembic design the Dead's "Wall of Sound" concert sound system. He helped perfect the ultra-matrix soundboard setup, used by the Dead from 1986 through 1990; some fans and collectors of the band's live recordings deem this setup to be the band's best-sounding, most practical. Healy has undertaken record production duties on occasion, such as when he produced the 1960s San Francisco psychedelic band The Charlatans' eponymous debut album.

He is listed as engineer on Mother Earth's debut album Living with the Animals. Healy was the bass player for Hoffman's Bicycle that played the Bay Area for 18 months from the Summer of 1968. Dan Healy, "Speaker of the House" - Interview, October 1992. From Dozin.com