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Hogwarts

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry shortened to Hogwarts, is a fictional British school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen, is the primary setting for the first six books in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Rowling has suggested that she may have inadvertently taken the name from the hogwort plant, which she had seen at Kew Gardens some time before writing the series, although the names "The Hogwarts" and "Hoggwart" appear in the 1954 Nigel Molesworth book How to Be Topp by Geoffrey Willans. Hogwarts school was voted as the 36th best Scottish educational establishment in a 2008 online ranking, outranking Edinburgh's Loretto School. According to a director of the Independent Schools Network Rankings, it was added to the schools listing "for fun" and was voted on. J. K. Rowling says she visualises Hogwarts, in its entirety, to be: A huge, quite scary-looking castle, with a jumble of towers and battlements. Like the Weasleys' house, it isn't a building that Muggles could build, because it is supported by magic.

In the novels, Hogwarts is somewhere in Scotland The school is depicted as having numerous charms and spells on and around it that make it impossible for a Muggle to locate it. Muggles cannot see the school; the castle's setting is described as having extensive grounds with sloping lawns and vegetable patches, a loch, a large dense forest, several greenhouses and other outbuildings, a full-size Quidditch pitch. There is an owlery, which houses all the owls owned by the school and those owned by students; some rooms in the school tend to "move around", so do the stairs in the grand staircase. Witches and wizards cannot Apparate or Disapparate in Hogwarts grounds, except when the Headmaster lifts the enchantment, whether only in certain areas or for the entire campus, so as to make the school less vulnerable when it serves the headmaster to allow Apparition. Electricity and electronic devices are not found at Hogwarts. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hermione indicates that due to the high levels of magic, "substitutes for magic Muggles use" such as computers and electricity "go haywire" around Hogwarts.

Radios however, make an exception. Rowling explains this by saying that the radios are not powered by magic. Hogwarts is on the shore of a lake, sometimes called the Black Lake. In that lake are merpeople, a giant squid; the giant squid does not attack humans and sometimes acts as a lifeguard when students are in the lake. Hogwarts is a coeducational, secondary boarding school, taking children from ages eleven to eighteen. Education at Hogwarts is not compulsory, with some students being home schooled as stated in the seventh book. Rowling said there are about one thousand students at Hogwarts, she suggested around six hundred, while acknowledging that this number was still inconsistent with the small number of people in Harry's year. She further explained. Rowling has said that Hogwarts is "a multifaith school", she has further stated on the subject, "The only people I never imagined there are Wiccans." In response to the query, "o you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts?

I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club," Rowling replied, "But of course." According to the novels, admission to Hogwarts is selective, in that children who show magical ability will automatically gain a place, squibs cannot attend the school as students. A magical quill at Hogwarts detects the birth of magical children and writes their names into a large parchment book, but there is no admission test because "you are either magical or you are not." Every year, a teacher sends a letter to the children who are turning eleven. Acceptance or refusal of a place at Hogwarts must be posted by 31 July; the letter contains a list of supplies like spell books and other things that the student will need. The prospective student is expected to buy all the necessary materials from shops in Diagon Alley, a concealed street near Charing Cross Road in London that can be found behind the wizarding pub, The Leaky Cauldron. Students who cannot afford their supplies can receive financial aid from the school, as happened with the young orphan Tom Riddle.

Letters to Muggle-born witches and wizards, who may not be aware of their powers and are unfamiliar with the concealed wizarding world, are delivered in person by a member of Hogwarts staff, who explains to the parents or guardians about magical society, reassures them regarding this news. Though the school is in Great Britain, its catchment area is the wider British Isles, as Irish students can attend; each student is allowed to bring a cat or a toad. Along with the acceptance letter, first-year students are sent a list of required equipment which includes a wand, subject books, a standard size 2 pewter cauldron, a set of brass scales, a set of glass or crystal phials, a kit of basic potion ingredients, a telescope; the Hogwarts uniform consists of plain work robes in black, a plain black hat, a pair of protective gloves, a black winter cloak with silver fastenings. Each uniform must contain the wearer's nametag. First years are not allowed a broomstick of their own, though an exception to this rule is made for Harry in his first year after he demonstrates an excellent ability as a Seeker in Quidditch.

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Damir Mršić

Damir Mršić is a retired Bosnian professional basketball player. He holds Turkish citizenship, under the name Demir Kaan, since 2003, he is one of Fenerbahçe's legendary club players, was known for his supreme three-point shooting ability. Mršić started his club career playing with the Sloboda Dita Tuzla youth team, he became a professional in 1989, played three years with Sloboda Dita Tuzla. In 1992, he transferred to KK Split, where he won the Croatian Cup, in 1993 and 1994. In 1995, he transferred to the Turkish club Netaş. After that, he spent 4 years at Tuborg İzmir. Turkish giants Fenerbahçe Istanbul signed him for one year in 2001. After his Fenerbahçe experience, he moved to Russia to play with UNICS Kazan, where he won the Russian Cup; the next year, he played with Dynamo Moscow. In 2004, he moved back to Turkey, to Fenerbahçe İstanbul, going to merge with Ülkerspor at the time, become Fenerbahçe Ülker, he spent 6 years there, retired. Mršić was a member of the senior Herzegovina national basketball team.

With Bosnia, he played at the 2001 EuroBasket, the 2003 EuroBasket, the 2005 EuroBasket. 2× Croatian Cup Winner: Russian Cup Winner: 3× Turkish Super League Champion: Turkish Supercup Winner: Turkish Cup Winner: Turkish League Top Scorer: Turkish League Assists Leader: FIBA Profile FIBA Europe Profile Euroleague.net Profile

1975 Kent State Golden Flashes football team

The 1975 Kent State Golden Flashes football team was an American football team that represented Kent State University in the Mid-American Conference during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their first season under head coach Dennis Fitzgerald, the Golden Flashes compiled a 4–7 record, finished in sixth place in the MAC, were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 289 to 202; the team's statistical leaders included Dan Watkins with 916 rushing yards, Greg Kokal with 1,754 passing yards, Kim Featsent with 563 receiving yards. Defensive back Cedric Brown was selected as a first-team All-MAC player. Dennis Fitzgerald was hired as Kent State's head football coach in January 1975. Fitzgerald had been Kent State's defensive coordinator under Don James, who resigned in December 1974

Charron, Girardot et Voigt

Automobiles Charron, Girardot & Voigt SA was a French motor manufacturer founded by the racing cyclists and motorists Fernand Charron, Léonce Girardot and Carl Voigt. They opened one of the first French car dealerships in 1897, on Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris and raced Panhard et Levassors in the major motoring events. Automobiles Charron, Girardot et Voigt SA showed their first car in 1901. In 1904, they produced 216 cars with 4 cylinder engines. Automobiles Charron, Girardot et Voigt SA became Automobiles Charron in 1906 when both Léonce Girardot and Carl Voigt left, it continued trading until 1930. In May 1905 Madame Camille du Gast competed in the trans-Mediterranean race from Algiers to Toulon, having built the 13 metres steel hulled Camille for the event, fitted with a 90 horse power Charron, Girardot et Voigt engine. Charron Harald Linz, Halwart Schrader: Die große Automobil-Enzyklopädie. BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, München 1986, ISBN 3-405-12974-5

Venia (hardcore band)

Venia was an American Christian hardcore band, where they played a hardcore punk style of music. They come from Minnesota; the band started making music in 2006 and disbanded in 2012. The band released two studio albums, Convictions in 2008, Frozen Hands, in 2009, with Blood and Ink Records, their subsequent release, an extended play, I've Lost All Faith in Myself Venia was a Christian hardcore band from Minneapolis, where they were a musical entity from 2006 until their disbandment in 2012. The last known line-up for the band, was vocalist, Chad Urich, Ben Kocinski and John McCully, Jr. bassist, Chanse Goetz, drummer, Matt Bakken, while their former members before this were guitarist, Ben Beecken, bassist, Matt Norris. The band commenced as a musical entity in 2006 with their first release, Frozen Hands, a studio album, released on July 14, 2009, from Blood and Ink Records, their subsequent release, an extended play, was released on November 29, 2010, by Blood and Ink Records. Last known line-up Chad Urich – vocals Ben Kocinski - guitar John McCully, Jr.- guitar Chanse Goetz- Bass Matt Bakken - drumsFormer membersBen Beecken - guitar Matt Norris - bass Mat Roberts - bass/vocals/keyboard Studio albums Convictions Frozen Hands EPs I've Lost All Faith in Myself Facebook profile Blood and Ink Records

7" of the Month Club

The 7" of the Month Club is a series of twelve 7" records released by punk band NOFX over the course of about one year. Each record was planned for release at the beginning of its specified month, but it fell behind schedule, with records being released shortly after the specified month; the record expected for December was released in early February due to the holiday closing of record label Fat Wreck Chords, the twelfth "January" record was released in early March. The records included several running games: for one, a 24-part joke appears in one-part sections on each side of each record; the backs of the record sleeves form a 12-piece puzzle that reveals an artistic rendering of the members of the band. All tracks are written except where noted. Credits adapted from the records' liner notes. BandFat Mike – lead vocals, bass guitar El Hefe – guitar, backing vocals Eric Melvin – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "I, Melvin" Erik Sandin – drumsAdditional musiciansJessy Moss – backing vocals on "No Way" Darius Koskiaccordion on "I, Melvin"ProductionAdam Krammer – recording engineer for all tracks on installments 1–4.