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FC Vaslui

Fotbal Club Vaslui known as FC Vaslui or Vaslui, is a Romanian football club based in the city of Vaslui, Vaslui County playing in the Liga IV. The team was formed in 2002 as Fotbal Club Vaslui, became one of the most prominent in the country after its promotion to the top division three years later. Vasluienii earned a European spot in five consecutive seasons, lost a Cupa României final in 2010 and narrowly missed the league title in 2012, before being relegated in 2014 because of financial issues. In July 2014, the team was re-established by the association of supporters; the official club colours are yellow and green, hence the nickname "the Yellow-Greens". On 20 July 2002, the newly promoted Divizia C side Victoria Galați moved to Vaslui, after an agreement between Marius Stan and the Vaslui Municipality to use the Municipal Stadium. Ioan Sdrobiș was appointed as team manager, the main squad was formed from Dunărea Galați players; the club changed its name to Fotbal Club Municipal Vaslui, or FC Vaslui for short.

Their main objective was to achieve the promotion in Divizia B. Soon after their foundation, Adrian Porumboiu took over the club and changed the colours of the team's strip from white and blue to yellow and green, the same as those used by his company. At the end of the season, despite the achievement of promotion, Marius Stan, the club president and Adrian Porumboiu, the club owner, opted to stop sponsoring the team because of what he perceived as the Vaslui Municipality's lack of interest in the side. With an new management team, the objective for the newly promoted Divizia B team was to avoid relegation. With a strong start to the season and with Adrian Porumboiu back at the club, the objective was changed from avoiding relegation to promotion to Divizia A; the club managed to secure promotion the following season, setting a new record by being the club promoted to Divizia A in the quickest time, only three years after their foundation. With his club in Divizia A, Adrian Porumboiu set an impressive budget for a newly promoted team in the top flight.

Despite signing Claudiu Răducanu, Sabin Ilie, Nana Falemi and Cătălin Cursaru, Vaslui had a poor record in the top flight, failing to register a single victory by the end of the first part of the season. During the winter break, Mircea Rednic changed Vaslui's transfer policy; the club had one of the best records for the second half of the season. However, the club was embroiled in controversy when they faced Steaua București on matchday 30. In order to secure the championship, Steaua had to win at Vaslui. Steaua duly won by four goals and therefore secured the league title, but Steaua's easy win was questioned not only by officials at Steaua's rivals Rapid București, but by Adrian Porumboiu, who decided the following day to give up ownership of Vaslui. With no sponsorship and with no squad, the media speculated that Vaslui would sell its Divizia A spot, although the club president denied those rumours. With a different team from the previous season, Vaslui had the same poor season start as before.

Despite this, Vaslui finished eighth at the end of the campaign, the club's best performance at the time. Fortunes had changed markedly under new team manager Viorel Hizo, appointed on 24 September after Mulțescu was sacked. However, despite his solid performances, Hizo resigned at the end of the season because of Vaslui's poor infrastructure. Porumboiu, who had returned to the club after his earlier departure, opted to invest the club's budget in improving the crumbling infrastructure, instead of signing new players. After Dorinel Munteanu was revealed as the new team manager, the main objective was set: qualification for European competition; the season was one with ups and downs for the Moldavian team, Vaslui securing the final spot for European competition thanks to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Vaslui contested Oțelul Galați's decision to include two players, both of whom had been sent off in the previous matchday, in a league match between the two clubs; the CAS awarded Vaslui the three points and as a result, Vaslui finished in seventh position, ahead of Oțelul.

With his side in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, Adrian Porumboiu invested a significant amount of money in new players. Viorel Hizo had been reinstated as the team manager. After defeating Azerbaijani club Neftçi, Vaslui qualified for the UEFA Cup, but failed to qualify for the group stage after they were eliminated by Slavia Prague on the away goals rule; the championship was one with ups and downs for the team, Vaslui sitting in ninth place for the entire season. After a win against Universitatea Craiova in the final round, thanks to the other results, Vaslui finished in fifth position to secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League for the second-straight year; the team reached the Cupa României semi-final, where they were beaten by CFR Cluj after a number of errors by the referee. In its second season in the European competitions, despite winning in the first leg, Vaslui failed to qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage for the second time, after they lost to AEK Athens. Despite its unsuccessful European season, Vaslui had an excellent domestic season, finishing third in the championship and reaching the Cupa României final.

Because Vaslui failed to qualify for the Europa League group stage, Adrian Porumboiu appointed Spaniard Juan López Caro as club manager. However, the appointment was not a success, as he not only failed to get the side into the group tage, but he won only three matches in the first ten rounds, the team was eliminated from the Cupa României by Liga III side Alro Slatina; because Caro's contract

Minnesota Woman

Minnesota Woman known as Pelican Rapids-Minnesota Woman, is the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old. The bones were found near Pelican Rapids, Minnesota on June 16, 1931, during construction on U. S. Route 59; the bones were brought to Dr. Albert Jenks at the University of Minnesota, who identified them as the bones of a woman, 15 or 16 years old, but who had never borne children; the woman had two artifacts -- a dagger made from a conch shell pendant. The conch shell came from a snail species known as Busycon perversa, which had only been known to exist in Florida; the road crew dug up the site without an investigation by archaeologists, so some of the exact details of the woman's death were hard to determine. The site indicated that the woman had not been ritually buried, there was a thin layer of broken clam or mussel shells over the body; this led to the hypothesis that the woman had drowned, either by breaking through the ice or by falling off a boat, that her body had been covered in mud at the bottom of a glacial lake.

Before 1926, most scientists theorized that human beings had only appeared in America within the last couple of thousand years. The discovery of Minnesota Woman provided evidence that humans had been in America for many thousand years before that. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone. Radiocarbon dating places the age of the bones 8,000 years ago 7890 ±70 BP or near the beginning of the Archaic period in Minnesota; these skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota on October 2, 1999, by Sioux tribes and are not available for further study. List of hominina fossils "The'Minnesota Woman' - History of Otter Tail County". Archived from the original on 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2006-11-20. Albert E. Jenks. "Summary of'Minnesota Pleistocene Homo...'". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 19: 1–6. Doi:10.1073/pnas.19.1.1. PMC 1085869. PMID 16587720. Retrieved 2012-03-06. Jenks, Albert Ernest. "MINNESOTA MAN: A REPLY TO A REVIEW BY DR ALES HRDLICKA, by Albert E. Jenks, 1938". American Anthropologist.

40: 328–336. Doi:10.1525/aa.1938.40.2.02a00290. Lass, William E.. Minnesota: A History. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-04628-1

Lois Fernandez

Lois Fernandez was a political and cultural activist, best known for founding the Odunde Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The festival celebrates African-American heritage, it has continued for more than forty years, expanding from one block long to a dozen, drawing as many as 500,000 people to South Philadelphia. Fernandez' contributions were publicly applauded in the 2000 Congressional record: proceedings and debates of the Congress by the Hon. Robert A. Brady, she was publicly recognized during Women's History Month, March 2009, by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. Her memoir Recollections was published in 2016. Lois Fernandez was one of 10 children, her mother was the first black woman to serve as a Democratic party committeewoman in Philadelphia. Her family was high Episcopalian. Lois attended South Philadelphia High School for Girls, her first paying job was as a clerk typist at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot. The Black Power movement was becoming influential, Fernandez was an active worker for civil rights and social justice.

One outward indicator of her pride in being African was that she cut her hair and let it grow out in an Afro. It was a radical choice at that time, causing her to be ostracized by some of her co-workers. Fernandez lived in the South Street area of Philadelphia, one of the oldest communities of free African-Americans in the United States, dating back to the 17th century. W. E. B. Du Bois described the area of the Seventh Ward in his ground-breaking sociological work, The Philadelphia Negro, recognizing its distinct black identity. In 1963, Fernandez bought her own house on Fernon Street. In 1966, Lois Fernandez, her sister Sylvia Green, her cousin Gerri Fernandez, her friend Ruth Arthur opened a boutique, the Uhuru Hut, at 500 South 23rd Street, they felt that a store focused on Afrocentric clothes and fine art would complement consciousness raising and increased black cultural awareness. At the same time and Ruth Arthur began to think about possibilities for some sort of neighborhood gathering in the area.

In 1967, Lois Fernandez bore a son as a single mother. She brought forward a lawsuit in federal court and was successful in having the designation “illegitimate” removed from Pennsylvania birth certificates. By the 1970s, Fernandez was employed by the Department of Public Welfare, she worked with street gangs in South Philadelphia to decrease violence in the community. Throughout her career she held various positions with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, including social worker, foster care placement officer, gang prevention worker and parent counselor, she believed in lifelong learning, earned an associate degree in applied science from the Community College of Philadelphia, a master’s in urban education from Antioch University. She earned parent education certification at St. Louis University, certification for AIDS training from the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, certification in arts management from the University of Massachusetts, she became an adjunct faculty member at Lincoln University in their master's degree program in human services.

In the 1990s, she noticed the need for senior housing in her neighborhood. She worked with developers to rally support and raise funding. Osun Village, a four-story complex for low-income seniors, opened in South Philadelphia on December 13, 2010. Anna C. Verna, president of the City Council credited Fernandez, stating "This would never, never have become reality without the constant, constant persistence of Lois Fernandez."Fernandez struggled with ill health during her life. She suffered from rheumatic fever as a child. In life she fought rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer. After hip and knee replacements she had to use a motorized scooter for mobility. Fernandez had met Nigerian practitioners of the Yoruba religion as early as 1963. In January 1972, Fernandez traveled to Oshogbo, West Africa, where she was inspired by the Oshun Festival of the Yoruba people, she visited the Osun River with Nigerian artist Twins Seven-Seven as part of a local celebration honoring Oshun, thought that something similar could be done with Philadelphia's rivers.

After returning to Philadelphia and her friend Ruth Arthur organized the first Odunde Festival. It took place in April 1975, as the "Oshun Festival", their goal was to bring together the community and to foster awareness of and pride in black history and culture. The first procession started from Fernandez’s house on Madison Square; the officiant was Obailumi Ogunsey, a Yoruba priest who Fernandez had met in 1963. Fernandez invited his dance troupe to participate. Fernandez' idea for a community procession was met with expressions of disbelief; some members of the black community were incredulous at the idea that the city would give a black parade permission to stop traffic. "Ain't gonna let nobody go across that bridge, shut off that bridge and let y'all walk to the river." Others were afraid of gang violence. "They looked at us coming up their streets because we had the drummers. We were making noise... It wasn't a big crowd. I don't know, maybe it was, like total maybe 50 of us, but there we come in their neighborhood with our drums, with our African clothing on, singing...."

Lois Fernandez In 1975, their first year, they received $100 from the Philadelphia’s Southwest Center City Community Council and raised some neighborhood donations. The second year, they were awarded a $5,000 grant by Councilman John Anderson. From on, the festival expanded rapidly. By Odunde's second decade, there was some opposition from people who found it too large

My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon is a children's novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett, with illustrations by her stepmother Ruth Chrisman Gannett. The novel is about a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon. Both a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it is the first book of a trilogy whose other titles are Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three were published in a 50-year anniversary edition as Three Tales of My Father's Dragon. In 1997, it was made into an anime film titled, Elmer's Adventure: My Father's Dragon, while the character Boris the Dragon was produced into a Plush toy designed by Sunflower Publishing Company and released in the fall of the same year. Netflix will release a film adaptation in 2021; the narrative mode is unusual in that the narrator refers to the protagonist only as "my father", giving the impression that this is a true story that happened long ago. The other two books in the trilogy are narrated in the third person; the illustrations are by Ruth Chrisman Gannett and hand-drawn in black and white with a grease crayon on grained paper.

Gannett illustrated a number of other children's and adult books, including Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. The book is in the public domain. My Father's Dragon was one runner-up for the 1949 Newbery Medal, by which the American Library Association annually recognizes the year's best American children's book, it was nominated for the Ambassador Book Award in 1948. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named it one of "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". In 2012 it was ranked number 49 among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal. In 1997, the book was made into Elmer's Adventure: My Father's Dragon, it starred Yu-ki as Megumi Hayashibara as Boris the dragon. In 2011, the book was adapted into an American children's stage musical by Travis Tagart. In 2018, Netflix announced that the book will be adapted into an animated film by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon for a 2021 release. Nora Twomey was announced as Meg LeFauve as the film's screenwriter.

A public domain online edition of My Father's Dragon, a 1949 Newbery Honor Book, is available at A Celebration of Women Writers. My Father's Dragon public domain audiobook at LibriVox My Father's Dragon at Project Gutenberg

1936 Football Championship of the Ukrainian SSR

The 1936 Football Championship of UkrSSR were part of the 1936 Soviet republican football competitions in the Soviet Ukraine. 1/4 finals MykolaivHorlivka 3: 1 Kadiivka — Voroshylovhrad 3: 4 ZaporizhiaKostiantynivka +: - VinnytsiaChernihiv 4: 11/2 finals Mykolaiv — Voroshylovhrad 4: 0 Zaporizhia — Vinnytsia 3: 0the 3rd place game Voroshylovhrad — Vinnytsia 1: 0the final game Mykolaiv — Zaporizhia 2: 0 Dynamo Kyiv, Dynamo Dnipropetrovsk, Dynamo Kharkiv, Silmash Kharkiv, Dynamo Odesa, Spartak Kharkiv, Ugolschiki Stalino, Lokomotyv Kyiv, Traktor Factory Kharkiv, Stal Dnipropetrovsk, Stal Kostiantynivka 1936. Football Championship of the UkrSSR Luhansk Nash Futbol. 1936. History of Soviet championships among KFK

Tom Daly (basketball)

Thomas "Tom" Daly is an Australian professional basketball player for the Mount Gambier Pioneers of the South Australian Premier League. Born and raised in Adelaide, Daly started playing for the Sturt Sabres of the Central Australian Basketball League in 2009, going on to win a championship with them in 2010 where he scored 26 points in the final, he was the Frank Angove Medalist in 2010, an honour awarded to the best U/23 player in the Central ABL. Following a successful 2010 Central ABL season, Daly joined the Adelaide 36ers as a development player for the 2010–11 NBL season. Due to various injuries on the squad, Daly managed 13 games in 2010–11 and averaged 2.2 points per game as a result. Following the conclusion of the NBL season, Daly re-joined the Sturt Sabres for the 2011 Central ABL season. Daly re-joined the Adelaide 36ers as a development player for the 2011–12 NBL season and in 12 games, he averaged 1.8 points per game. Daly went on to win the Woollacott Medal for fairest and most brilliant in the Central ABL.

He was named the 2012 MVP and named to the All-Star five after averaging 17.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game for Sturt. On 23 October 2012, Daly signed with the Mount Gambier Pioneers of the South East Australian Basketball League. Daly was again one of the Adelaide 36ers' development players going into the 2012–13 NBL season. Following the mid-season release of import guard C. J. Massingale, the season ending Achilles tendon injury to Mitch Creek, Daly signed a one-month contract with the 36ers, elevating him to the team's senior roster. Daly's performances saw him retain his roster spot until the end of the season and he was rewarded with nomination for the NBL's Rookie of the Year award. On 10 September 2014, Daly signed a full-time contract with the 36ers for the 2014–15 NBL season. Daly played for the Mount Gambier Pioneers every year between 2013 and 2017, winning national championships in 2014, 2015 and 2017. On 19 January 2018, he committed to the Pioneers program for a further two seasons.

In June 2009, Daly joined Australia for the 2009 FIBA Oceania Tournament in Saipan. The tournament was held over 6 days, Australia's squad was made up of players all under the age of 20, they played against the senior men's teams of New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Tahiti and Northern Marianas. Despite this, Australia went on to win the gold medal and Daly was named to the tournament's All-Star five. Profile at Eurobasket.com Profile at NBLWiki.com