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Great Dane

The Great Dane is a German breed of domestic dog known for its giant size. The record holder for the tallest dog is a Great Dane called Zeus, who measured 111.8 cm from paw to shoulder. The tallest living dog is another Dane named measuring 103.5 cm. In Austria and Germany the Molossian hound, the Suliot dog and other imports from Greece were used in the 18th century to increase the stature of the boarhounds. In the middle of the 16th century, the nobility in many countries of Europe imported strong, long-legged dogs from England, which were descended from crossbreeds between English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds, they were dog hybrids in different phenotypes with no formal breed. These dogs were called Englische Docke or Englische Tocke – written and spelled: Dogge – or Englischer Hund in Germany; the name meant "English dog". Since the English word "dog" has come to be associated with a molossoid dog in Germany and France; these dogs were bred in the courts of German nobility, independent of the English methods, since the start of the 17th century.

The dogs were used for hunting bear and deer at princely courts, with the favorites staying at night in the bedchambers of their lords. These Kammerhunde were outfitted with ornate collars, helped protect the sleeping princes from assassins. While hunting boar or bears, the Englische Dogge was a catch dog used after the other hunting dogs to seize the bear or boar and hold it in place until the huntsman was able to kill it; when the hunting customs changed because of the use of firearms, many of the involved dog types disappeared. The Englische Dogge became rare, was kept only as a dog of hobby or luxury. In 1878, a committee was formed in Berlin which changed the name of the "Englische Dogge" to "Deutsche Dogge", this being the Great Dane; this laid the foundations from. During the 19th century, the dog was known as a "German boarhound" in English-speaking countries; some German breeders tried to introduce the names "German Dogge" and "German Mastiff" on the English market, because they believed the breed should be marketed as a dog of luxury and not as a working dog.

However, due to the increasing tensions between Germany and other countries, the dog became referred to as a "Great Dane", after the grand danois in Buffon's Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière in 1755. The Great Dane is a large German domestic dog known for its giant size; as described by the American Kennel Club: The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. It is one of the giant working breeds, but is unique in that its general conformation must be so well balanced that it never appears clumsy, shall move with a long reach and powerful drive; the Great Dane is a short-haired breed with a galloping figure. In the ratio between length and height, the Great Dane should be square; the male dog should not be less than 30 in at a female 28 in. Danes under minimum height are disqualified. From year to year, the tallest living dog is a Great Dane. Previous record holders include Gibson and George, he was the tallest dog on record, beating the previous holder, the aforementioned George that stood 109.2 cm at the shoulder.

The minimum weight for a Great Dane over 18 months is 120 lb for 100 lb for females. Unusually, the American Kennel Club dropped the minimum weight requirement from its standard; the male should appear more massive throughout than the female, with a larger frame and heavier bone. Great Danes have floppy, triangular ears. In the past, when Great Danes were used to hunt boars, cropping of the ears was performed to make injuries to the dogs' ears less during hunts. Now that Danes are companion animals, cropping is sometimes still done for traditional and cosmetic reasons. In the 1930s when Great Danes had their ears cropped, after the surgery, two devices called Easter bonnets were fitted to their ears to make them stand up. Today, the practice is much less common in Europe. In some European countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany, parts of Australia and New Zealand, the practice is banned or controlled to only be performed by veterinary surgeons. According to the breed-standard, varieties have five to six show-acceptable coat colors: Fawn and brindle Fawn: The colour is yellow gold with a black mask.

Black should appear on the eye rims and eyebrows, may appear on the ears. Brindle: The colour is fawn and black in a chevron stripe pattern, they are referred to as having a stripe pattern. Harlequin and black Black: The colour is a glossy black. White markings on the chest and toes are not considered faults. Harlequin: The base colour is pure white with black torn patches irregularly and well distributed over the entire body; the black patches should never be large enough to give the appearance of a blanket, nor so small as to give a stippled or dappled effect. Eligible, but less desirable, are a few small grey patches or a white base with single black hairs showing through, which tend to give a salt and pepper or dirty effect. Grey merle dogs are acceptable in conformation shows under the FCI as the grey merle dogs can prod

Zenón Franco Ocampos

Zenón Franco Ocampos is a chess grandmaster from Paraguay. In the 1982 Chess Olympiad at Lucerne, he won the gold medal at board one by scoring 11 of 13. In the 1990 Chess Olympiad at Novi Sad, he shared first place at board one with 9 points in 12 games; as of 2007, Ocampos is the top-ranked player and only GM in Paraguay. He has written several books on chess for Gambit Publications under the name Zenon Franco. Franco, Zenon. Chess Self-Improvement. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-904600-29-8. Franco, Zenon. Winning Chess Explained. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-904600-46-8. Franco, Zenon. How to Defend in Chess. Gambit. ISBN 978-1-904600-83-1. Franco, Zenon. Chess Explained: The Modern Benoni. Gambit. ISBN 978-1-904600-77-0. Franco, Zenon; the Art of Attacking Chess. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-904600-97-2. Franco, Zenon. Grandmaster Secrets: Counter-Attack!. Gambit Publications. ISBN 978-1906454098. Franco, Zenon. Anand: Move by Move. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1781941867. 25th Chess Olympiad: Lucerne 1982 at Zenon Franco-Ocampos player profile and games at

William Lambert (cricketer, born 1779)

William Lambert was an English professional cricketer in the first two decades of the 19th century. Playing for Surrey from 1801, but for Marylebone Cricket Club and some other county teams, Lambert was a right-hand batsman and an underarm slow bowler. Lambert was described by Arthur Haygarth as "one of the most successful cricketers that has yet appeared, excelling as he did in batting, fielding, keeping wicket, single wicket playing", his main claim to fame is that he is the first player known to have scored two centuries in the same match, though others such as Tom Walker had come close. Lambert achieved this in the Sussex v Epsom match at Lord's between 2 and 6 July 1817. Curiously, this turned out to be his final first-class appearance because he was banned for life soon afterwards following allegations of match-fixing in an earlier game. Although he was a professional, Lambert played for the Gentlemen in the inaugural and second Gentlemen v Players matches in 1806, he and William Beldham were selected for the Players but, to try to balance the two teams, they were given men for the Gentlemen in the first match.

In the second match, Beldham returned to the Players but Lambert was again a given man for the Gentlemen. Lambert played in a great many matches that were not first-class including numerous single wicket events. Indeed, he was outstanding in the latter form of the game, his first-class record from 1801 to 1817 has 64. He played 114 innings and scored 3,014 runs at 27.65 with a highest score of 157 in the Sussex v Epsom game. He scored 16 fifties, he was an occasional wicket-keeper, taking 61 catches and 26 stumpings. Lambert's bowling analyses are incomplete and we only know of his bowled victims, he took his best tally was 6 in one innings. CricketArchive – profile of William Lambert H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1, George Allen & Unwin, 1926 Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999 Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970 Samuel Britcher, A list of all the principal Matches of Cricket that have been played G B Buckley, Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket, Cotterell, 1937 Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1, Lillywhite, 1862 John Major, More Than A Game, HarperCollins, 2007^ "Lobsters in Cricket, part 7: William Lambert".

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Dennis Patterson

Dennis Glen Patterson is a politician and lawyer. He served as MLA for Frobisher Bay and Iqaluit from 1978 to 1995, as NWT Minister of Education and Municipal Affairs and was chosen as the fifth consensus Government Leader of Northwest Territories, Canada from 1987 to 1991, he headed the campaign that led to the creation of Nunavut in 1999. Patterson is a member of the Law Society of Nunavut. In the past he has served as a director of the Northwest Territories Law Foundation and as chair of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Legal Services Board until 2000, he became a private consultant in 2001. Patterson was named to the Senate of Canada by Stephen Harper on August 27, 2009, he represents Nunavut as a Conservative. Dennis PattersonParliament of Canada biography Official site

List of Christian religious houses in Schleswig-Holstein

This is a list of Christian religious houses in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, including Hamburg and Lübeck and non-extant, including houses of both men and women. All religious houses were suppressed during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, with the exception of four former nunneries, which became Protestant collegiate foundations for noblewomen, still survive today. List of Christian religious houses in Brandenburg List of Christian religious houses in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern List of Christian religious houses in North Rhine-Westphalia List of Christian religious houses in Saxony List of Christian religious houses in Saxony-Anhalt List of Christian religious houses in Denmark Klöster in Schleswig-Holstein Klöster, Stifte und Konvente in Schleswig-Holstein und Hamvurg

Steve House (police officer)

Sir Stephen House is a Scottish senior police officer, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. House was born in Glasgow in 1957 and grew up in Castlemilk, before moves to Bishopbriggs and Inchinnan in the metropolitan area of Glasgow, his father, worked for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, finishing his career as a senior manager. His mother, worked in a laboratory until becoming a full-time parent to her children, he has a younger brother, a senior police officer, as Police Commander for Sheffield, a trained hostage negotiator, before becoming a senior officer in local government in Bristol and Cardiff and a Director with PwC. House was educated at the independent Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow but, when he was 11, his family moved to London, where he continued to be educated, in Hampstead, he has acknowledged that his Glasgow accent led to his being singled out and that this led to his adoption of an Estuary English voice, although he claims to feel himself Scottish and Glaswegian.

House returned to Scotland in 1976, to study History and English Literature at the University of Aberdeen. House cites good experiences of the police in Aberdeen during his time as a student there, while noting that he wanted a role in a disciplined, hierarchical environment, he joined Sussex Police in 1981, transferring in 1988 to Northamptonshire Police, where he was promoted to Sergeant. He remained a uniformed officer until 1992 and progressed to Chief Inspector before moving in 1994 to West Yorkshire Police where he worked as a Superintendent in the Performance Unit, he was promoted to Divisional Commander in Central Bradford prior to being appointed Assistant Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police in 1998. He joined the Metropolitan Police in December 2001, as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner, working in Policy Review and Standards. In early 2003, he moved to Territorial Policing, setting up the Territorial Support Group within the Central Operations Branch, where he was appointed Assistant Commissioner.

In 2006, as Commander of the Specialist Crime Directorate, he had responsibility for a diverse command including homicide, child abuse, economic crime, the Flying Squad, undercover policing, gun crime and the disruption of criminal networks. In February 2018 he was re appointed as an Assistant Commissioner and promoted to Deputy Commissioner in October 2018. On 5 October 2018, House was announced by the Government as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, a post he took up in December 2018 following the retirement of Sir Craig Mackey. House was appointed as Chief constable of Strathclyde Police in 2007 and joined the force formally in November that year, succeeding Sir Willie Rae, the retiring Chief Constable, his time in Strathclyde saw a substantial increase in officer numbers and a marked decrease in crime, most notably violent crime. Under his command, the Strathclyde force launched a major effort to combat the gang culture that had driven much of crime in Glasgow.

This was carried out with a combination of aggressive and outspoken policing. The Community Initiative to Reduce Violence proved successful in combating local gangs through a combination of persistent arrests and diversion tactics to steer youths away from crime. During his time at Strathcyde Police, House helped to establish the Scottish Government's Joint Action Group on Football, of which he was a member, he had called on the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond to host a football summit in March 2011. The summit was held following a number of high-profile incidents at Old Firm football games, a steady increase in incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour taking place across the Force area on days when games between the two clubs were taking place; the Joint Action Group was established soon afterwards. While in post at Strathclyde, after being contacted by Home Office officials, Stephen House applied to become the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. Following the resignation of Sir Paul Stephenson.

Bernard Hogan-Howe was appointed to the post. House acknowledged, he was quoted as saying "You don't put yourself forward for a job like that and you do it in the full glare of publicity, so it was a pretty difficult situation". Following roles of increasing responsibility and seniority in a number of police forces, he became first Chief Constable of Police Scotland in October 2012 and served in that role until November 2015. In February 2011, in advance of a conference on the future of policing, House commented that a national Scottish police force would be better equipped to deal with major incidents. On 25 September 2012 it was announced that House was to be appointed as the Chief Constable of the new Police Scotland, which came into operation on 1 April 2013. On 1 October 2012, he was sworn in as Chief Constable. On 27 August 2015 it was announced, his last day in the job was 30 November 2015. His replacement was Phil Gormley, his decision to use armed police officers for normal duties has been criticised by many, including Scottish politicians, Police federation members and other senior police officers.

This decision has however been reintroduced in Police Scotland. In November 2013, House took up the role of Patron of the national police charity the Police Roll of Honour Trust, he joined Hugh Orde as joint patrons. House has been married since 1987, with three children, a boy and two girls, lives in London with his family, he has few interests outside of his family and his job, although he enjoys hill walking, watching rugby and re