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Il Sole 24 Ore

Il Sole 24 Ore is an Italian national daily business newspaper owned by Confindustria, the Italian employers' federation. Il Sole 24 Ore was first published on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole, founded in 1865, 24 Ore, founded in 1933; the latter was established by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933. The owner of Il Sole 24 Ore is Confindustria. Il Sole 24 Ore is published in broadsheet format; the paper reports on business, developments in commercial and labour law, corporate news and features. Extensive share and financial product listings are provided in its daily supplement, Finanza e Mercati. Weekly supplements include: Domenica: art, philosophy, cinema, book reviews, related news. Irregular supplements are produced with a focus on a specific issue such as a particular business sector; the 1988 circulation of Il Sole 24 Ore was 320,000 copies. In 1997 it was the fifth best-selling Italian newspaper with a circulation of 368,652 copies.

The circulation of the paper was 520,000 copies in 2000 and 414,000 copies in 2001. In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 373,723 copies, making it the fourth best-selling newspaper in Italy, its circulation was 334,076 copies in 2008. The print + digital circulation in 2017 was equal to 177,000 average copies. In the course of 2017, Il Sole 24 Ore has risen again in the ranking of national newspapers with the highest diffusion from fourth to third place; the printed newspaper is presented as part of an integrated information system which includes: Radio 24: a news/talks fm/online radio channel. Il Sole 24 ORE is published by 24 Ore Group. In the field of services tailored to professionals and businesses, the Group enjoys a solid competitive market position thanks to its databanks, online services and training programs. Listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 6 December 2007, the 24 ORE Group has carved itself a unique place in the organization of exhibitions and cultural events through 24 ORE Cultura, one of the most prominent players on the market.

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Ashiro, Iwate

Ashiro was a town located in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The villages of Arasawa and Tayama were created on April 1, 1889 within Ninohe District with the establishment of the municipality system; these villages merged on September 1956 to create the town of Ashiro. On April 1, 2002, Ashiro was transferred from Ninohe District to Iwate District. On September 1, 2005 Ashiro, along with the town of Nishine, the village of Matsuo, was merged to create the city of Hachimantai and no longer exists as an independent municipality; as of September 2005, the town had an estimated population of 5,841 and a population density of 12.69 persons per km². The total area was 460.24 km². Official website of Hachimantai

2014 WNBA season

The 2014 WNBA season was the 18th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The season started in May and concluded in September to accommodate the 2014 Women's World Championship; the New York Liberty returned to the renovated Madison Square Garden after three years of playing at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn announced her retirement on May 8. Games aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and NBA TV; the Washington Mystics made history in May 2014 when they debuted Kiswe Mobile's Mystics Live and became the first U. S. professional sports team to stream live games within the venue via a mobile application. On December 12, 2013, the 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery took place; the Connecticut Sun, who had a league-worst record of 10-24 last season, won the draft lottery and had the right to pick first in the 2014 draft. In the draft, held on April 14, the Sun made Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford University the top pick; the timing of the 2014 WNBA schedule and the draft were not finalized at its normal timeframe, as the league and players were negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement during the 2013 season.

The previous agreement expired during the 2013 WNBA Finals and a new CBA was reached on February 17, 2014. On February 6, 2014, the 2014 regular season schedule was announced; the regular season schedule began on May 16 and concluded on August 17. It was announced on January 22 that the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game would take place on July 19 at 3:00 PM EDT in Phoenix, Arizona. Eastern ConferenceWestern Conference Atlanta Dream: Michael Cooper Chicago Sky: Pokey Chatman Connecticut Sun: Anne Donovan Indiana Fever: Lin Dunn New York Liberty: Bill Laimbeer Washington Mystics: Mike Thibault Los Angeles Sparks: Carol Ross and Penny Toler Minnesota Lynx: Cheryl Reeve Phoenix Mercury: Sandy Brondello San Antonio Silver Stars: Dan Hughes Seattle Storm: Jenny Boucek Tulsa Shock: Fred Williams WNBA WNBA Draft WNBA All-Star Game WNBA Playoffs WNBA Finals Official Site