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2010 WNBA season

The 2010 WNBA season was the 14th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The regular season began with a televised meeting between the defending champion Phoenix Mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks in Phoenix, Arizona on May 15; the Connecticut Sun hosted the 10th Annual All-Star Game, broadcast live on ESPN on July 10. This year, it was a contest between Geno Auriemma's USA Basketball team and a single team of WNBA All-Stars; the Finals was a series between the Seattle Storm and the Atlanta Dream which Seattle won 3-0. The new television deal with ESPN continued during the 2010 season. For the first time teams will be paid rights fees as part of this deal; as of the 2009 season, the maximum roster size per team was reduced from 13 to 11. Any team that falls below nine players able to play due to injury, pregnancy or any other factor outside of the control of the team will, upon request, be granted a roster hardship exception allowing the team to sign an additional player or players so that the team will have nine players able to play in an upcoming game or games.

As soon as the injured player is able to play, the roster hardship player – not any other player on the roster—must be waived. On September 29, 2009, Nolan Richardson was named head coach and general manager of a potential Tulsa, Oklahoma franchise. On October 20, 2009, the Detroit Shock announced that the franchise would relocate to Tulsa as well as move to the Western Conference. On November 20, 2009, the Sacramento Monarchs folded. On December 3, 2009, the New York Liberty announced that interim head coach Anne Donovan would be named head coach. On December 8, 2009, Cheryl Reeve was named head coach of the Minnesota Lynx. A dispersal draft was held on December 2009 for all non-free agent Sacramento Monarchs players. On January 7, 2010, the Los Angeles Sparks named former player Jennifer Gillom head coach. On February 25, 2010, Sandy Brondello was named head coach of the San Antonio Silver Stars when Dan Hughes stepped aside from the position. On December 14, 2009, the Sacramento Monarchs dispersal draft was held.

Three former Monarchs players, Kara Lawson, Hamchetou Maiga-Ba and Ticha Penicheiro were free agents and therefore not eligible for this draft. Teams selected based inversely on their 2009 season finish; the top picks were: Nicole Powell, New York Liberty Rebekkah Brunson, Minnesota Lynx DeMya Walker, Connecticut SunFour of the twelve teams making selections waived their picks. The WNBA Draft lottery was held on November 5, 2009; the lottery teams were the Sacramento Monarchs, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Lynx, Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky. The top pick was awarded to Minnesota. Since Sacramento folded after the lottery, all the teams following Sacramento in the draft moved up a pick. Minnesota subsequently traded the first overall pick to Connecticut; the 2010 WNBA Draft was held on April 2010, in Secaucus, New Jersey. Coverage of the first round was shown on ESPN2. Second and third round coverage was shown on ESPNU and NBA TV; the top picks were: Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun Monica Wright, Minnesota Lynx Kelsey Griffin, Minnesota Lynx Epiphanny Prince, Chicago Sky Jayne Appel, San Antonio Silver Stars The 2010 WNBA All-Star Game was hosted by the Connecticut Sun on July 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Coverage of the game began at 3:30pm on ESPN. This marks the third time. Unlike in previous years, this game was a contest between Geno Auriemma's USA basketball team and a team of WNBA all-stars; the following shows the leaders for each statistic during the 2010 regular season. Atlanta Dream: Marynell Meadors Chicago Sky: Steven Key Connecticut Sun: Mike Thibault Indiana Fever: Lin Dunn New York Liberty: Anne Donovan Washington Mystics: Julie Plank Los Angeles Sparks: Jennifer Gillom Minnesota Lynx: Cheryl Reeve Phoenix Mercury: Corey Gaines San Antonio Silver Stars: Sandy Brondello Seattle Storm: Brian Agler Tulsa Shock: Nolan Richardson WNBA WNBA Draft WNBA All-Star Game WNBA Playoffs WNBA Finals


Hikutaia is a locality on the Hauraki Plains of New Zealand. It lies on north of Paeroa; the Hikutaia River runs from the Coromandel Range through the area to join the Waihou River. The area has a rich history of Māori settlement, with several pā in the vicinity. James Cook and Joseph Banks rowed up the Waihou River on 20 November 1769 and disembarked near Hikutaia, they were impressed by the kahikatea. Banks described it as "the finest timber my Eyes beheld". In 1794, acting on Cook's description of the forest, Captain Dell and his crew of the ship Fancy camped in a place they called Graves End, now Hikutaia, took 213 kahikatea trees with assistance from local Māori. At least five ships came for more timber by the end of the century. Four Europeans were living at Hikutaia in 1799, assisting the trade in timber and the sale of Māori labour; these men married Māori. Cultural misunderstandings between traders and Māori sometimes led to violence. Hikutaia was known for its cheese factory in the mid 1960s.

Hikutaiā Marae is a traditional meeting ground for the local Ngāti Maru tribe. Ngāti Paoa have traditionally lived in the area. Hikutaia School is a coeducational full primary school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 86

K. Anders Ericsson

K. Anders Ericsson is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, internationally recognized as a researcher in the psychological nature of expertise and human performance. Ericsson studies expert performance in domains such as medicine, music and sports, focusing on extended deliberate practice as a means of how expert performers acquire their superior performance. Critically, Ericsson's program of research serves as a direct complement to other research that addresses cognitive ability, personality and other factors that help researchers understand and predict deliberate practice and expert performance. With Bill Chase, he developed the Theory of Skilled Memory based on detailed analyses of acquired exceptional memory performance. One of his most striking experimental results was training a student to have a digit span of more than 100 digits. With Walter Kintsch, he extended this theory into long-term memory to account for the superior working memory of expert performers and memory experts.

In the domain of deliberate practice, Ericsson published an edited book with Jacqui Smith Toward a General Theory of Expertise in 1991 and edited a book The Road to Excellence: The Acquisition of Expert Performance in the Arts and Sciences and Games that appeared in 1996, as well as a collection edited with Janet Starkes Expert Performance in Sports: Recent Advances in Research on Sport Expertise in 2003. In 2016 he and Robert Pool published the book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise. Ericsson is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, a volume released in 2006, he is Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Ericsson, Anders K.. "The Making of an Expert". Harvard Business Review. Ericsson, Anders K.. "Giftedness and evidence for reproducibly superior performance". High Ability Studies. Ericsson, Anders K.. "Long-term working memory". Psychological Review. 102: 211–245. Doi:10.1037/0033-295X.102.2.211. PMID 7740089. Ericsson, K. Anders. "The Search for General Abilities and Basic Capacities: Theoretical Implications from the Modifiability and Complexity of Mechanisms Mediating Expert Performance".

In Sternberg, Robert J.. The Psychology of Abilities and Expertise. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 93–125. ISBN 978-0-521-00776-4. Charness, Neil; the Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521840972. Lay summary; this review of current research includes chapters by experts. Ericsson, Anders. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0544456235. Florida State University faculty profile

Love's Carnival (1955 film)

Love's Carnival is a 1955 West German historical drama film directed by Willy Birgel and starring Ruth Niehaus, Dietmar Schönherr and Elma Karlowa. The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Theo Zwierski. Ruth Niehaus as Anna Krüger Dietmar Schönherr as Leutnant Hans Rudloff Elma Karlowa as Ingeborg Wagner Willy Birgel as Georg von Grobitzsch Heinrich Gretler as Heinrich Krüger Rolf Kutschera as Viktor von Ramberg Friedrich Domin as Kommerzienrat Wagner Gerty Godden as Ottilie, Haushälterin Maria Krahn as Frau Kraft, Blumenbinderei Reinhard Glemnitz as Leutnant Harald Hofmann Hans Zesch-Ballot as Oberstleutnant Wilhelm von Friese Claudia Gerstäcker as Emma, Küchenmädchen Petra Unkel as Helmine, Blumenbinderin Heinz Peter Scholz as Leutnant Paul von Ramberg Michael Burk as Emil, Bursche bei Leutnant Radloff Rudolf Rhomberg as Wirt Kurt Großkurth as Nachtportier Rosenmontag Love's Carnival Parish, Robert. Film Actors Guide. Scarecrow Press, 1977. Love's Carnival on IMDb

Cynwyd Heritage Trail

The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a 1.8-mile-long rail trail in Lower Merion, following the route of the former SEPTA Cynwyd Line railway line from Cynwyd station to Belmont Avenue, forking along the way to the Manayunk Bridge The trail surface is asphalt and crushed stone. Construction of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail began on Thursday, May 5, 2011, when Lower Merion representatives symbolically broke ground for construction, although actual construction had begun in March 2011 and volunteers had been maintaining the trail for many years. Opened in summer 2011, the Cynwyd Heritage Trail stretches for 2 mi from the Cynwyd Station of Septa's Cynwyd Line to Belmont Avenue, with an offshoot to Philadelphia via the Manayunk Bridge; the trail is on Philadelphia's Main Line, is contained wholly within Lower Merion. The trail spans the Schuylkill River via the Manayunk Bridge, which connects Lower Merion and Philadelphia; the renovated bridge opened in October 2015 and connects to the Schuylkill River Trail on the Philadelphia side of the bridge.

The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was founded in 2008 as a group of volunteers of committed to the maintenance of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. The group began during the trail's planning and focuses on its upkeep and beautification to help realize the Lower Merion community’s vision for the trail; the group promotes and coordinates volunteer time and fundraising for trail maintenance. The primary goals are to sustain and improve the park with permanent enhancements and new amenities along the trail. Http:// Official website