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Howard Cosell

Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist and author, prominent and influential on radio and print media from the early 1960s into the mid 1980s. He was an actor who played minor roles in several TV programs and movies. Cosell was known for his blustery, confident personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, obnoxious, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell's effect on American sports coverage: "He entered sports broadcasting in the mid-1950s, when the predominant style was unabashed adulation, offered a brassy counterpoint, first ridiculed copied until it became the dominant note of sports broadcasting."In 1993, TV Guide named Howard Cosell The All-Time Best Sportscaster in its issue celebrating 40 years of television. Cosell was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to accountant Isidore Cohen and his wife Nellie Cohen; the grandson of a rabbi, he was raised in New York. He attended Brooklyn public schools, including Alexander Hamilton High School.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from New York University, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a law degree at New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review; the name of Cosell's grandfather was changed by immigration authorities when he entered the United States. Cosell was admitted to the bar in the state of New York in 1941, but when the United States entered World War II at the end of that year he commissioned in the United States Army as an officer with its Transportation Corps. In 1944 he married Mary Edith Abrams in a judge's chambers in Brooklyn. At the war's conclusion in 1945, he was discharged from the United States Army with the rank of Major. After the war, Cosell began practicing law in Manhattan union law; some of his clients were actors, some were athletes, including Willie Mays. Cosell's own hero in athletics was Jackie Robinson, who served as a personal and professional inspiration to him in his career.

Cosell represented the Little League of New York, when in 1953, Hal Neal an ABC Radio manager, asked him to host a show on New York flagship WABC featuring Little League participants. The show marked the beginning of a relationship with WABC and ABC Radio that would last his entire broadcasting career. Cosell hosted the Little League show for three years without pay, decided to leave the law field to become a full-time broadcaster, he approached President of ABC Radio, with a proposal for a weekly show. Pauley told him the network could not afford to develop untried talent, but he would be put on the air if he would get a sponsor. To Pauley's surprise, Cosell came back with a relative's shirt company as a sponsor, "Speaking of Sports" was born. Cosell took his "tell it like it is" approach when he teamed with the ex–Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher "Big Numba Thirteen" Ralph Branca on WABC's pre- and post-game radio shows of the New York Mets in their nascent years beginning in 1962, he pulled no punches in taking members of the hapless expansion team to task.

Otherwise on radio, Cosell did his show, Speaking of Sports, as well as sports reports and updates for affiliated radio stations around the country. Cosell became a sports anchor at WABC-TV in New York, where he served in that role from 1961 to 1974, he expanded his commentary beyond sports to a radio show entitled Speaking of Everything. Cosell rose to prominence in the early 1960s, covering boxer Muhammad Ali, beginning from the time he fought under his birth name, Cassius Clay; the two seemed to have an affinity despite their different personalities, complemented each other in broadcasts. Cosell was one of the first sportscasters to refer to the boxer as Muhammad Ali after he changed his name, supported him when he refused to be inducted into the military. Cosell was an outspoken supporter of Olympic sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith, after they raised their fists in a "black power" salute during their 1968 medal ceremony in Mexico City. In a time when many sports broadcasters avoided touching social, racial, or other controversial issues, kept a certain level of collegiality towards the sports figures they commented on, Cosell did not, indeed built a reputation around his catchphrase, "I'm just telling it like it is."

Cosell's style of reporting transformed sports broadcasting in the United States. Whereas previous sportscasters had been known for color commentary and lively play-by-play, Cosell had an intellectual approach, his use of analysis and context brought television sports reporting closer to "hard" news reporting. However, his distinctive staccato voice, accent and cadence were a form of color commentary all their own. Cosell earned his greatest interest from the public when he backed Ali after the boxer's championship title was stripped from him for refusing military service during the Vietnam War. Cosell found vindication several years when he was able to inform Ali that the United States Supreme Court had unanimously ruled in favor of Ali in Clay v. United States. Cosell called most of Ali's fights before and after the boxer returned from his three-year exile in October 1970; those fights were broadcast on taped delay a week after they were transmitted on closed circuit. However, Cosell did not call two of A

Colin Horsley

Colin Robert Horsley was a New Zealand classical pianist and teacher, based in the United Kingdom all his working life. He had a significant artistic association with the composer Sir Lennox Berkeley. Horsley was born in Whanganui, New Zealand in 1920. From 1936 he studied at the Royal College of Music in London. There he studied with Angus Morrison, Tobias Matthay and Irene Scharrer, his solo debut was in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. In 1946 he premiered Humphrey Searle's Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 5. In 1948 Horsley gave the first performance of Lennox Berkeley's Piano Concerto, he gave the first performances of some of Berkeley's piano works, he commissioned a Trio for Horn and Piano from Berkeley, premiered it in March 1953 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Dennis Brain and Manoug Parikian. Berkeley's Piano Sonata, Op. 20, was written for and premiered by Clifford Curzon, but Colin Horsley gave many subsequent performances, recorded the work in 1959, in close collaboration with the composer.

Berkeley dedicated the Concert Study in E‑flat to Horsley, who commissioned a Scherzo as an encore piece to be played after the Six Preludes. He performed the complete cycle of Beethoven violin sonatas with Max Rostal, he worked with Dennis Brain in recording horn trios by Berkeley and Brahms. He premiered Nikolai Medtner's Piano Quintet when the composer was unable to perform it due to illness. After Medtner's death, his widow Anna asked Horsley to play the composer's Third Piano Concerto at a memorial concert on 5 April 1952 in the Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Anatole Fistoulari. After a touring career, Horsley taught at the Royal Manchester College of Music 1964-80, at the RCM in London 1955-90. Horsley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1963. In retirement he lived on the Isle of Man, close to, he was the Patron of the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra. He died on 28 July 2012, aged 92, his available recordings include the Berkeley Horn Trio and Mozart works with the Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble.

Berta Alves de Sousa

Berta Alves de Sousa was a Portuguese pianist and composer. Candida Berta Alves de Sousa was born in Belgium, she grew up in Oporto and studied music under Moreira de Sa, Luis Costa, Lucien Lambert and Claudio Carneyro at the Music Conservatory. She continued her studies in Paris with Wilhelm Backhaus and Theodor Szántó for piano and George Mingot for composition, in Lisbon with Vianna da Motta, she studied orchestral conducting with Clemens Krauss in Berlin and Pedro de Freitas Branco in Lisbon. After completing her studies, Alves de Sousa took a position at the Music Conservatory of Oporto in 1946 teaching chamber music, performed as a concert pianist and conductor, she worked as a music critic for the newspaper O Primeiro de Janeiro in Porto. In 1941 she won the Prix de Sa Moreira established by Orpheon Portuense. Alves de Sousa died in Oporto, her papers are held by the Oporto Conservatory of Music. Alves de Sousa composed choral music and symphonic works, she experimented with Symmetry Sonora, a method developed by composer Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira.

Selected works include: Abreu Albano Teixeira de Pascoaes Há no Meu Peito uma Porta Canção Marinha Três Prelúdios Selected recordings include: Compositores do Porto do Séc. XX, Canto e Piano Numérica 1999, Sofia Lourenço, Compositores Portugueses Contemporâneos Há no meu peito uma porta by Alves de Sousa on YouTube Further discography

Ramón Rivas

Juan Ramón Rivas Contreras is a Puerto Rican retired professional basketball player, sports color commentator. Rivas was the third player from Puerto Rico to play in the NBA, half of the first duo of Puerto Ricans to be active in the NBA simultaneously. Rivas has played in the NBA, NCAA Division I, in the Puerto Rican National Superior League, with the Carolina Giants. Rivas played internationally, in Spain and Italy. Rivas was a member of the senior Puerto Rican National Basketball Team for several years, he represented Puerto Rico at the following tournaments: the 1986 FIBA World Championship, in Málaga, Spain. As a youngster, Rivas played at The San Juan Y. M. C. A, for Millin Romero, he progressed through Carolina's minor basketball tournaments, becoming one of the best centers in Puerto Rico, while he played for Levittown's Pedro Albizu Campos High School's team. Flor Melendez took note of his progress, signed him to play for the Carolina Giants, of Puerto Rico's top-tier level league, the BSN.

That year he was selected BSN Rookie of the Year. The changes on the Carolina Giants were evident, when Rivas joined the team: From being one of the worst teams in the league, during the 1983 tournament, they got better every year. In 1987, the team reached the BSN playoffs, and, in 1988, the team reached the BSN playoffs, for the first time, having the best record in the regular season. Rivas attended Temple University, where he played NCAA Division I college basketball with the Temple Owls, from 1984 to 1988, going on four occasions to the NCAA post season tournament, he was coached by Hall of Fame head coach John Chaney. Temple was ranked 1st with a record of 34 wins and 2 losses. Playing with the Owls helped him gain experience, improve his game in the NCAA, he became well-known in the United States, as a center who could score points, rebound in double figures, was a respected player among his peers. Thanks to his notable NCAA Division I college basketball career, the Boston Celtics announced that they would sign Rivas for a full season, towards the end of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, in Seoul.

Having coincided with José Ortiz's signing by the Utah Jazz two weeks prior, Rivas' signing by the Celtics was a cause of great celebration for Puerto Ricans, many of whom felt their efforts in basketball were being recognized by the NBA. With the Celtics, Rivas had the opportunity to share playing time alongside Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson, Robert Parish, Reggie Lewis, Brian Shaw, among others; the Celtics reached the playoffs, by beating the Washington Bullets by two games, for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA east that year, but were swept in three games, by the eventual champion Detroit Pistons, in the playoffs' first round. Because of his height, Rivas had to change playing positions when he arrived to the Celtics, going from playing center in Puerto Rico, to power forward in Boston. After that season with the Celtics, he came back to Puerto Rico, received his first Puerto Rican League MVP honor, while playing for the Carolina Giants; that summer, he was signed by a basketball club in Spain, called Taugrés, which became his home for the next 7 years.

Rivas played for Taugrés in the Spanish League from 1989 until 1996, winning the Spanish King's Cup in 1995. He arrived with the Vitorian team to the FIBA European Cup Finals in three consecutive years winning it in the 1995–96 season, against Peja Stojaković's team PAOK, becoming the Finals MVP, with 32 points and 15 rebounds. In the 1996–97 season, he won the Spanish league with FC Barcelona and finished runner-up of the 1996–97 FIBA EuroLeague, losing to Olympiacos from Greek Basket League; the following season went to Athens to play for AEK of Giannis Ioannidis, one of the biggest clubs in Greece, played in another EuroLeague Final against Ettore Messina's Kinder Bologna. In 1998, he went back for his final year with the club Cáceres. In 1999, he played in Italy for the club Fabriano. Rivas represented Puerto Rico, as a member of the senior Puerto Rican national basketball team, at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, in Seoul, South Korea, the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, held at Barcelona and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, held in Atlanta.

He won the gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games, he played at the 1986 FIBA World Championship, the 1990 FIBA World Championship. Rivas worked for the Orlando Magic for 9 years, as a sports broadcasting color analyst, for 5 years, for Fox Sports in Spanish, he worked as a TV sports color analyst at the Summer Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, the Summer Olympic Games of London 2012, next to Edgar Lopez, for NBC Telemundo.

Rushville-Industry High School

Rushville-Industry High School, or RIHS, is a public four-year high school located at 730 North Congress Street in Rushville, Illinois, a small city in Schuyler County, Illinois, in the Midwestern United States. RIHS serves the communities of Rushville, Browning, Camden and Littleton; the campus is located 25 miles south of Macomb and serves a mixed small city and rural residential community. This is a place where teachers work hard and students work harder! The Rushville-Industry High School marching band, the Marching Rockets, participated in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois on 25 November 2010. Rushville-Industry High School competes in the Prairieland Conference and is a member school in the Illinois High School Association; the RIHS mascot is the Rockets, with school colors of gold. The school has no state championships on record in team activities. Rushville and Industry High Schools consolidated to form Rushville-Industry High School in 2005. Surrounding communities may have possessed high schools at some time which were consolidated into the current RIHS.

Rushville-Industry High School Schuyler-Industry Community Unit School District 5

Durango volcanic field

Durango volcanic field is a volcanic field in north-central Mexico, east of the Sierra Madre Occidental. The field covers a surface area of 2,100 square kilometres; the volcanic field is located in the Tepehuano terrane. Volcanism in the area was accompanied by tectonic extension. There are around hundred cones in the field; some volcanic rocks have been affected by faulting. The San Luis-Tepehuanes fault system is associated with the field; the whole field is covered by lavas, which are about 10 metres thick and reach a total volume of 20 cubic kilometres. Magma ascent has been controlled by northwest-trending faults. Volcanism in the wider territory was related to the subduction of the Farallon plate until 29 mya. Tectonic changes caused a start of more alkaline volcanism; the volcanoes have erupted basanite. The main components of the rocks at La Breña-El Jagüey are clinopyroxene, olivine and titanomagnetite, with rocks sporting variable textures; the participation of water in the formation process of these magmas is debatable.

These rocks are of mafic intraplate geochemistry. The rocks contain mantle xenoliths; the most prominent volcanic centres of the field are the La Breña-El Jagüey maars. They form the larger Brena crater has cinder cones within; the diameter of the Brena maar is 1,400 metres and Jagüey 700 metres, rising above a 2,000 metres high lava plain. Each maar is surrounded by a tuff ring 30–70 metres high. Jaguey presently holds a permanent lake and the formation of both maars was influenced by groundwater. Jaguey maar formed first, with the Brena maar forming eruption generating surge fields; the formation of the maars has buried some neighbouring cinder cones. Other cones in the field may date back to Pliocene-Pleistocene times given their state of degradation; these two maars may be the most recent eruption products of the field of Holocene age given the unvegetated appearance of the lava flows. The field is an inhospitable terrain