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Generalmajor

For the use of this Two-star rank in other countries, see Major general. Generalmajor, short GenMaj, is a general officer rank in many countries, is identical to and translated as major general, it is the third highest general officer rank in the German Army, German Air Force. This rank is used in the Austrian Armed Forces, but is abbreviated as GenMjr. German Army ranks for their Generals prior to 1945 were offset by one from western nomenclature. Thus, prior to 1945 the Generalmajor rank in the German Army was equivalent to the Brigadier General rank in the West, so forth; the rank is rated OF-7 in NATO, is grade B7 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence. It is equivalent to Konteradmiral in the German Navy or to Generalstabsarzt, Admiralstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr. On the shoulder straps there are two golden pips in golden oak leaves. Bundeswehr sequence of ranks ascending Generalmajor was in the so-called armed organs of the GDR, represented by Ministry of National Defence, Ministry for State Security, the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces.

This was in reference to Soviet military doctrine and in line with other armed forces of the Warsaw Pact. The equivalent rank of the Volksmarine was the Konteradmiral called Herr Admiral for short. For the use of this one-star rank in modern NATO armed forces, see brigadier general. See Ranks of the National People's Army Generalmajor was in the German Reich, Nazi Germany the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces, it was equivalent to Konteradmiral in the Kriegsmarine, SS-Brigadeführer in the Waffen-SS until 1945. For the use of this one-star rank in modern NATO armed forces, see brigadier general. Rank insignia Generalmajor/ Konteradmiral Sequence of ranks ascenting Comparative military ranks of World War I Comparative military ranks of World War II

Reed Crawford

Reed Crawford was a British milliner of the 1950s and 1960s. He produced a series of high-fashion designs that matched the Swinging London mood of the 1960s, including helmet-style cloche hats and designs in unusual material combinations, such as plastic and fur, he became associated with couture, working with the designer John Cavanagh from 1959 and joining the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers as an associate member from 1961. One of Reed Crawford's designs was chosen as part of the first Dress of the Year ensemble in 1963. Reed Crawford was interested in hats from childhood and, after military service, he attended Liverpool College of Art. After graduating, he joined the milliner Miss Hammond, based in Brook Street, Mayfair. From there, he moved on to work with Rose Vernier, a prestigious milliner whose clients included Princess Marina. In 1954, he set up his own hatmaking business. Reed Crawford joined the couturier and Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers member John Cavanagh in July 1959 and his designs soon attracted coverage in the fashion press.

Writing in The Guardian about the autumn fashion shows, Belle Lawrie described: "the fantastic impact of Reed Crawford's tall hats". In The Times these new models were described as: "high, domed hats...rather reminiscent of the early twenties". Reed Crawford's high helmet-like cloche hats for John Cavanagh continued in 1960, but they were joined by high-line designs in pleated tulle. In 1961 John Cavanagh was chosen to design the dress for the wedding of Katharine Worsley to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and, along with fellow Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers members Angele Delanghe and Hardy Amies, Cavanagh provided a preview in The Times of three designs to be worn by guests at the wedding. Cavanagh's outfit, a suit with pleated skirt and long jacket, was accessorised with a small white petal hat created by Reed Crawford. In 1961 Reed Crawford was elected as an associate member of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers – a category reserved for accessories designers – one of only four milliners within IncSoc at this point.

In 1962, Reed Crawford, still working with Cavanagh, was designing models to add length to the fashion silhouette. For evening wear, he designed small caps topped with plumes of tulle. A year his grey trilby was chosen, in combination with a Mary Quant dress, for the first Dress of the Year outfit. Although Reed Crawford was working within the couture system, his key interest was in radical design and material combinations. A collection of plastic hats created in 1965 for visitors to Royal Ascot attracted international attention, with designs comprising a modified souwester, a helmet hat and a bonnet style with visor, he described the hats as "wet paddock" millinery. He undertook occasional publicity stunts, including'icing' felt hats using a syringe filled with quick-drying plastic glue and creating a hat called'Dollar Princess' made of aluminium milk bottle tops – both publicising the work of IncSoc members. More unusual fabric combinations included, his aspirations as a designer did not always dovetail with the market.

In a 1990s interview for the Costume Society, he said: "we dealt with the gentry. That was a bit difficult for me because I wanted to be in the avant-garde of fashion". In the same interview, he described his interest being in the sculptural aspects of hatmaking and the variety of techniques and materials that could be used to create them. Not all his designs met with approval from the fashion press. Alison Adburgham of The Guardian described him as a milliner of "outrageous convictions". Reviewing his 1964 autumn/winter collection, she said: "As for Reed Crawford's hats, they beggar description his cocktail confections: high-standing exclamation pieces stuck through with monstrous hat-pins. Funnier hats have appeared in pantomimes, but not much funnier". Following his career in couture, Reed Crawford became a lecturer at the London College of Fashion. A selection of images of his work with John Cavanagh is held by the University of the Arts' VADS archive, his Dress of the Year hat – one of his less radical designs – is part of the permanent collection at the Fashion Museum, Bath.

Reed Crawford wig hat, Trinity Mirror archive Reed Crawford tulle helmet trimmed with burnt heron feathers, Trinity Mirror archive

Ken Hill (baseball)

Kenneth Wade Hill is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 14-year career, he pitched for seven teams between 1988 and 2001; as a member of the Montreal Expos in 1994, he appeared in the All-Star Game and finished the season tied for the National League lead in wins. He pitched in the 1995 World Series as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Hill graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1983 and attended North Adams State College. Hill signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers on February 14, 1985, he made his professional debut that year for the Gastonia Jets of the Class A South Atlantic League. Hill posted a 3–6 record in 15 appearances, with an earned run average of 4.96 in 69 innings. Hill made 22 appearances for Gastonia in 1986, he posted a 9 -- a 2.79 ERA in 122.2 innings. He made a single start for the Glens Falls Tigers, Detroit's Class AA affiliate, before he and a player to be named Mike Laga, were traded to the St. Louis Cardinals organization for Mike Heath on August 10.

Before the season ended, Hill posted a 1–2 record in three starts with the Arkansas Travelers, St. Louis's Class AA affiliate, he split the Class A St. Petersburg Cardinals. Hill made 18 appearances for 12 starts combined. With Arkansas, he posted a 3 -- a 5.20 ERA over 53.2 innings. With St. Petersburg, he recorded a 1 -- a 4.17 ERA over 41 innings. In 1988, Hill made 22 starts for Arkansas, he posted a 9–9 record and a 4.92 ERA. He saw limited action with the Cardinals, making his MLB debut on September 3. In that game, Hill surrendered a pair of earned runs in three innings. In 4 games with the Cardinals, Hill tallied an 0 -- a 5.14 ERA in 14 innings. Hill was called up by the injury-plagued St. Louis Cardinals in 1989, he soon went downhill. He finished that season 7–15, but with a decent 3.80 ERA. After an ineffective 1990, Hill went 11–10 with a 3.57 ERA in 1991. In November 1991, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for first baseman Andrés Galarraga, it was as a member of these Expos. In both 1992 and 1994, Hill won 16 games, going 16-9 with a 2.68 ERA in 1991 and 16-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 1994.

Notably, the 1994 season was curtailed on August 12 due to the Major League Baseball strike, stranding him on pace for a 23-7 season. He was an All-Star in 1994, pitching 2 innings in relief and walking one, finished second in Cy Young voting to Greg Maddux, he returned to the Cardinals, where he suffered the same fate he endured in his first stint in St. Louis, winning only 6 games, losing 7, posting a 5.06 ERA. He was was traded to the Cleveland Indians for minor league prospects David Bell, Rick Heiserman, Pepe McNeal, he did well for the Indians, going 4-1 in the remainder of the regular season and 2-1 in the postseason. He was signed by the Texas Rangers. In 1996, he tied for the team lead with 16 wins and led the Rangers to the postseason for the first time. In 1997, however, an injury sent him to the disabled list and affected the rest of his playing career, he played for the Anaheim Angels after being traded there in 1997 for Jim Leyritz. He performed poorly over the next two years, going 13-17 and being relegated to the bullpen in 1999.

He was released in August 2000 but signed by the Chicago White Sox, for whom he promptly gave up eight runs in three innings and was released two weeks later. He accepted a non-roster invitation from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2001, appeared in five games for them before being released on April 19. Hill subsequently signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds on May 18, but he was released a month on June 18; the next day, Hill was signed by the Boston Red Sox, but he did not remain with their organization following the season. Hill resides in Keller, Texas, his son, Kenny Hill, was a quarterback at Texas Christian University. His youngest son, played baseball for the Southlake Carroll Dragons and plays for the Eastern Kentucky University. List of Major League Baseball career wins leaders List of Major League Baseball annual wins leaders List of Texas Rangers Opening Day starting pitchers Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

Sonia Harmand

Sonia Harmand is a French archaeologist who studies Early Stone Age archaeology and the evolution of stone tool making. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Paris where she was associated with the "Prehistory and Technology" research unit, well known in the field of stone tool analysis. Harmand earned a PhD from Paris Nanterre University, is a research associate at CNRS, the largest French governmental research organization, Europe's largest fundamental science agency, she worked as a Research Scientist at CNRS for four years before joining Stony Brook University in New York as an associate professor. In 2017 she was named one of the'50 Most Influential French' by the French edition of Vanity Fair magazine. In 2011, Harmand discovered the Lomekwi 3 stone tools in the Turkana Basin of Kenya near the town of Lomewki; this discovery was made while Harmand was leading the West Turkana Archaeological Project team along with Jason Lewis. They were both working with Stony Brook University's Turkana Basin Institute at the time.

At the Lomekwi 3 site, between 2011 and 2012, there were 149 stone artifacts recovered in total. These artifacts were found at the Lomekwi 3 site which sits above the Toroto Tuff, dated at about 3.32 Ma. The 149 artifacts range from small broken flakes weighing less than 1 kg to anvils and passive elements weighing about 12 kg. All of these tools are evidence of knapped stone tools. Stone tool knapping was associated with the genus Homo; the discovery of stone tools from the Oldevai Gorge in Tanzania dating to about 2.6 Ma brought forth a theory of non-homo hominins usage of stone tools since there is only fossil evidence of homo from 2.4-2.3 Ma. The tools found at Lomekwi 3 are dated to ≈3.3 Ma which pushes back the evidence of stone tool use by nearly 700,000 years, further expands the overall archaeological record. Furthermore, these discoveries support the theory of usage of stone tools by non-homo hominids. Harmand and other archaeologists and paleoanthropologists suspect Australophithecines including: A. Africanus, A. Sediba, A. Garhi, A. Aethiopicus, A. Robustus to be possible non-homo stone tool knappers.

The Lomekwi 3 site is still under excavation and the West Turkana Archaeological Project team continues fieldwork in the Turkana Basin every summer. Harmand additionally worked along the northwest shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya in 2011, recovering and studying acheulean tools; the stone tools found at the Kokiselei 4 site are dated to about 1.76 Ma which pushes the evidence for acheulean tool use back an extra ≈300,000 years. Acheulean tools are thought to be connected to Homo Erectus because there were H. erectus fossils found in the same area which are dated at a similar age. Sonia Harmand is an Associate Professor at New York's Stony Brook University teaching in the Anthropology Department. Along with professorial work, Harmand is an associate research scientist at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, the head of the West Turkana Archeological Project as of 2012. Harmand's research utilizes the chaîne opératoire method to aid in her analysis of stone tools, which places emphasis on the interactions between tool-makers and their environment.

The central focus of her research at Stony Brook is on the origins of hominin technology and the role of biomechanics in stone tool production. Harmand has received many awards for her work with Early Stone Age archaeology. In 2015, Harmand won both the Stone Age Institute Award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins, the Field Discovery Award from the Shanghai Archaeology Forum for her work with the Lomekwi 3 tools; the following year, in 2016, she earned the Prix La Recherche archaeology award in France. In 2017, the Tübingen research prize for Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology was awarded to Harmand from the University of Tübingen, Germany

Moreno Merenda

Moreno Merenda is a former Swiss footballer and the current assistant manager of SC Cham. Merenda was born in Baar, began his football career at home town club FC Baar, he made the transition to professional football in 1995. After signing for Liechtenstein-based FC Vaduz in 2001, Merenda enjoyed two successful seasons, where he managed to earn the interest of his next club FC St. Gallen. Although unable to secure a regular place in the lineup, he scored for his side, he was thus held in high regard by the press. Being unhappy with the personal situation in St. Gallen, the club made the striker available for loan in December 2005. On January 1, 2006, Merenda joined FC Schaffhausen on loan until June 30, 2006. On August 1, 2006 Merenda was released from FC St. Gallen and rejoined his former club Neuchâtel Xamax on a free transfer; the 2006–2007 season saw Merenda on top form again as he hit 22 goals in 34 appearances upon returning to his former club Neuchâtel Xamax, helping them earn promotion to the Swiss Super League.

Having made 65 appearances for Xamax over two seasons, he rejoined his former club St. Gallen for the 2008-2009 season. On July 1, 2015 Merenda decided not to renew his contract with SC Cham and retired from football, starting his coaching career as assistant manager of the team. In his youth, Merenda won Swiss U-21 honours. Football.ch profile

The Village Shopping Center

The Village Shopping Center is an enclosed shopping mall in Gary, Indiana. Built in 1955, it includes. Village Shopping Center opened in 1955, it was expanded in 1958. Other tenants included Kresge, Kroger; the Montgomery Ward store was changed to a closeout format before closing. Goldblatt's moved into the mall in 1985, taking part of the former Montgomery Ward with Aldi taking the rest. J. C. Penney was the last department store to leave the mall, doing so in 1995, it became US Factory Outlets in 1997. AJWright replaced the former Kresge/McCrory, Ames replaced the former Goldblatt's; the former Ames was divided into mall space, while Aldi moved out in 2004. Marshalls opened in 2011 following the closure of the AJ Wright chain, but the store closed on January 14, 2012 after only 8 months in operation