Gard is a department in Southern France, located in the Occitanie region. It had a population of 742,006 as of 2016; the department is named after the Gardon River. The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times, it was crossed by the Via Domitia, constructed in 118 BC. Gard is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790, it was created from the ancient province of Languedoc. It was intended to include the canton of Ganges in the department which would have been geographically logical, but Ganges was transferred to the neighbouring department of Hérault at the outset. In return, Gard received from Hérault the fishing port of Aigues Mortes which gave the department its own outlet to the Gulf of Lion. During the middle of the nineteenth century the prefecture, traditionally a centre of commerce with a manufacturing sector focused on textiles, was an early beneficiary of railway development, becoming an important railway junction. Several luxurious hotels were built, the improved market access provided by the railways encouraged a rapid growth in wine growing: however, many of the department's viticulturalists were ruined by the arrival in 1872 of phylloxera.

Gard is part of the region of Occitanie and is surrounded by the departments of Hérault, Lozère, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse and Ardèche. The highest point in the department is the Mont Aigoual. Serious flooding has occurred in the department in recent years, due to its geographic setting, it has been the site of some of the highest recorded temperatures in France's history. In the contested first round of the 2012 presidential election, Gard was the only department to vote for the National Front candidate Marine Le Pen by a slim plurality, with 25.51% of the vote. The incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement party received 24.86% of the vote, while Socialist candidate François Hollande received 24.11% of the vote share. The President of the Departmental Council has been Denis Bouad of the Socialist Party since 2015. In the 2017 legislative election, Gard elected the following representatives to the National Assembly: Population development since 1791:The inhabitants of Gard are called "Gardois".

In 2012, the population of Gard was 694,323 with 8 towns having more than 10,000 inhabitants: Gard contains a part of the Cévennes National Park. There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Gard is home to the source of Perrier, a carbonated mineral water sold both in France and internationally on a large scale; the spring and facility are located just south-east of the commune of Vergèze. Arrondissements of the Gard department Cantons of the Gard department Communes of the Gard department "Gard". Encyclopædia Britannica. 11. 1911. Prefecture website General Council website Welcome to the Gard Welcome to the Gard The Regordane Way or St Gilles Trail Map of the department Guide Gard

Battle of Enogai

The Battle of Enogai was a battle between United States and Imperial Japanese Army and Navy forces on 10–11 July 1943 during the New Georgia Campaign in the Solomon Islands during the Pacific War. In the battle, U. S. Marine Raiders, supported by two United States Army infantry battalions and destroyed a Japanese garrison guarding the small port of Enogai on the Dragons Peninsula on New Georgia. After conducting an unsuccessful follow-up attack on nearby Bairoko, the American forces remained in the Enogai area until the end of the New Georgia Campaign. Alexander, Joseph H.. Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-020-7. Altobello, Brian. Into the Shadows Furious. Presidio Press. ISBN 0-89141-717-6. Day, Ronnie. New Georgia: The Second Battle for the Solomons. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0253018773. Hammel, Eric M.. New Georgia and Cape Gloucester: The U. S. Marines in World War II A Pictorial Tribute. Pacifica Press. ISBN 0-7603-3296-7. Hammel, Eric M..

Munda Trail: The New Georgia Campaign, June-August 1943. Pacifica Press. ISBN 0-935553-38-X. McGee, William L.. The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943: From Guadalcanal to Bougainville--Pacific War Turning Point, Volume 2. BMC Publications. ISBN 0-9701678-7-3. Morison, Samuel Eliot. Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier, vol. 6 of History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. Castle Books. 0785813071. Peatross, Oscar F.. McCarthy, John P.. Bless'em All: The Raider Marines of World War II. Review. ISBN 0-9652325-0-6. Rottman, Gordon L.. Duncan Anderson. Japanese Army in World War II: The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43. Oxford and New York: Osprey. ISBN 1-84176-870-7. Craven, Wesley Frank. "Vol. IV, The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944"; the Army Air Forces in World War II. U. S. Office of Air Force History. Archived from the original on 26 November 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2006. Dyer, George Carroll. "The Amphibians Came to Conquer: The Story of Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner". United States Government Printing Office.

Archived from the original on 12 September 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2006. Hoffman, Jon T.. "New Georgia". FROM MAKIN TO BOUGAINVILLE: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War. Marine Corps Historical Center. Retrieved 2006-11-21. Lofgren, Stephen J. Northern Solomons; the U. S. Army Campaigns of World War II. United States Army Center of Military History. P. 36. CMH Pub 72-10. Retrieved October 18, 2006. Melson, Charles D.. "UP THE SLOT: Marines in the Central Solomons". WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES. History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps. P. 36. Retrieved September 26, 2006. Mersky, Peter B.. "Time of the Aces: Marine Pilots in the Solomons, 1942-1944". Marines in World War II Commemorative Series. History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps. Retrieved October 20, 2006. Miller, John, Jr.. "CARTWHEEL: The Reduction of Rabaul". United States Army in World War II: The War in the Pacific. Office of the Chief of Military History, U. S. Department of the Army. P. 418. Retrieved October 20, 2006.

Rentz, John. "Marines in the Central Solomons". Historical Branch, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps. Retrieved May 30, 2006. Shaw, Henry I.. "Volume II: Isolation of Rabaul". History of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II. Archived from the original on 20 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-18. United States Army Center of Military History. "Japanese Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, Volume II - Part I". Reports of General MacArthur. Retrieved 2006-12-08.- Translation of the official record by the Japanese Demobilization Bureaux detailing the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy's participation in the Southwest Pacific area of the Pacific War

Cole Anthony

Cole Hilton Anthony is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Listed at 6 feet 3 inches and 190 pounds, he plays the point guard position; the son of former NBA player Greg Anthony, he grew up in New York. Anthony started his high school career with Archbishop Molloy High School before transferring to Oak Hill Academy for his final season, averaging a triple-double, he was rated the best point guard in the 2019 class. As a senior, he earned USA Today All-USA first team honors and was named most valuable player of the McDonald's All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit. In 2018, Anthony led the United States to a gold medal and was named to the all-tournament team at the FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario. Anthony was born in Portland, where his father, Greg Anthony, was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association, his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck at birth, affecting his heart rate at the time but not leading to further complications.

As a toddler, Anthony moved to New York, where he grew up in a penthouse. Though he came from a wealthy family, his parents did not give him a credit card, he commented, "They don't hand anything to me in life. What they do hand to me is knowledge."Anthony first played baseball, a sport his father thought he would pursue, but decided to focus on basketball in fifth grade. In his childhood, he worked with private basketball trainers and played pick-up games at local parks, seeking out older opponents. From a young age, Anthony was coached by Steve Harris, who mentored NBA player Kemba Walker and was a prominent Amateur Athletic Union figure in New York; when he was 11 years old, he appeared in Little Ballers, a 2013 Nickelodeon documentary film directed by his mother, Crystal McCrary. The film featured New Heights. In his first three years of high school, Anthony played basketball for Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York, he was the first freshman to start at point guard for Molloy.

Christ the King Regional High School head coach Joe Arbitello called Anthony "the best point guard I've seen since Stephon Marbury at that age." Anthony averaged 16.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and garnered All-Catholic High School Athletic Association Class AA second team recognition. As a sophomore, Anthony led Molloy to the CHSAA Class AA city championship finals, where his team was upset by Cardinal Hayes High School, he recorded a season-high 31 points in a win over Iona Prep in December 2016. Anthony averaged 20.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists per game and was named to the All-CHSAA Class AA first team with teammate, junior Moses Brown. In June 2017, he played for the PSA Cardinals at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League and was named Defensive Player of the Year after leading all players in steals. In his junior season and Brown formed one of the top duos in high school basketball, as well as in Molloy's history; as team co-captain, Anthony averaged a league-high 23.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists per game.

He was named All-CHSAA Class AA first team, USA Today All-USA third team, MaxPreps Junior All-American third team. He scored a season-best 37 points against John Marshall High School at the City of Palms Classic in December 2017. In July 2018, Anthony won the most valuable player award with the PSA Cardinals at the Nike EYBL after averaging 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists over 16 games. On July 28, 2018, Anthony announced that he would transfer to Oak Hill Academy, a school in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia with a decorated basketball program, he joined the team with Kofi Cockburn, another regarded prospect in the 2019 class. Entering the season, Oak Hill was considered one of the best high school teams in the country. Anthony missed a few games of his senior season with an ankle injury, he led his team to the semifinals of GEICO High School Nationals. Anthony averaged 18.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 10.2 assists per game, leading Oak Hill to a 31–5 record, became the first player in school history to average a triple-double.

He MaxPreps All-American third team. Anthony was recognized as Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year for his success in both basketball and academics, he was named MVP of three prestigious high school all-star games: the McDonald's All-American Game, where he posted 14 points, five rebounds, seven assists, the Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. Anthony was considered one of the top recruits in the 2019 class since his sophomore season in high school. On April 23, 2019, Anthony committed to play college basketball for North Carolina, his other top choices were Georgetown, Notre Dame, Oregon. By the end of his high school career, he was by consensus a five-star recruit, top-five player, the number one point guard in his class. ESPN ranked him as the second-best player in the class. Anthony was heralded as a preseason second-team All-American by Sporting News and preseason Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year, he was named to the preseason watchlists for Naismith Trophy. In his first regular season game for North Carolina, on November 6, 2019, Anthony had 34 points, 11 rebounds, five assists to lead the Tar Heels to a 76–65 victory over Notre Dame.

He broke the school record for most points in a freshman debut held by Rashad McCants since 2002. Anthony set the ACC record for points in a freshman debut, surpassing the previous mark set by RJ Barrett in 2018. On December 15, it was announced t