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Javier Saviola

Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández is an Argentine retired professional footballer, who played as a forward. He represented both Barcelona and Real Madrid having notable spells with Benfica and Olympiacos, was named as the youngest player on Pelé's FIFA 100 list of the 125 greatest living footballers in 2004. Due to his ancestry he holds Spanish nationality since 2004, he amassed La Liga totals of 196 games and 70 goals over the course of eight seasons. Saviola won league titles in Argentina, Spain and Greece during his playing career, as well as a UEFA Cup. An Argentine international for seven years, he represented his country at the 2006 World Cup and the 2004 Copa América, where Argentina reached the final, he won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Nicknamed El Conejo, Buenos Aires-born Saviola made his debut for Club Atlético River Plate at the age of 16, went on to be a prolific goalscorer for the club, he helped River to the 1999 Apertura and 2000 Clausura championships, earned the 1999 South American Footballer of the Year award.

Still only 18, he gained a reputation as a phenomenal prospect, was regarded as a potential heir to Diego Maradona, in particular after he broke the latter's 1978 record by becoming the youngest player to win the Golden Boot award. In 2001, aged 19, Saviola moved abroad to play for FC Barcelona in a £15 million transfer, he obtained Spanish citizenship shortly after, thereby not being restricted by the Spanish league maximum on the number of non-European Union citizens allowed in each team. Saviola's second year at the Camp Nou did not start well, as he only scored two goals in the first half of the season. Radomir Antić became the new coach after Louis van Gaal was fired, he went on to net 11 goals in the latter half of the campaign. Saviola was sent on loan in the summer of 2004, moving to AS Monaco FC in Ligue 1; as he did not fit into Rijkaard's plans he was again loaned out the following year, this time to Sevilla FC who were seeking to replace Real Madrid-bound Júlio Baptista. Saviola returned to Barcelona for 2006–07, playing in 18 league games, six as a starter, netting five goals.

He benefited from injuries to teammates, most notably to Samuel Eto'o, added five in as many matches in that season's Copa del Rey, notably a hat-trick against Deportivo Alavés. On 10 July 2007, Real Madrid signed Saviola after his Barcelona contract expired, on a three-year deal. Although on a financially lucrative contract, he endured a difficult time at Real, being restricted to cup matches and sporadic appearances in the league and the UEFA Champions League; the arrival of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar limited Saviola's opportunities more, he finished his Real Madrid spell with five goals in 28 overall appearances. On 26 June 2009, S. L. Benfica and Real Madrid agreed on a €5 million deal that would see Saviola play in Portugal for the next three years, with an option for one more. On 16 July, he scored two goals to send his team into the Guadiana Trophy finals after defeating Athletic Bilbao. Saviola netted twice on 22 October 2009, guiding his side to a 5–0 victory over Everton for the UEFA Europa League, adding another brace four days in a 6–1 routing of C.

D. Nacional for the Primeira Liga. On 6 December 2009, Saviola scored through a chip shot against Académica de Coimbra in a 4–0 home win. On 20 December he netted the game's only goal. On 3 January 2010, shortly before receiving the SJPF Player of the Month award, Saviola scored another winning goal against Nacional, now for the Taça da Liga, again being the game's only scorer in an away defeat of Rio Ave FC, netting in the 48th minute, he scored his 19th goal overall in a 3–1 home triumph against F. C. Paços de Ferreira on 7 March, the Lisbon club was crowned league champions after a five-year wait. In the last hours of the 2012–13 summer transfer window, Saviola agreed on a move to Málaga CF, he played 45 minutes in his first appearance, a 1–0 win at Real Zaragoza on 1 September. On 15 September 2012, Saviola scored once and provided one assist in a 3−1 home win against Levante UD, he continued with his streak the following game, Málaga's first-ever in the Champions League group stage, netting in a 3–0 home win over FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

On 25 July 2013, Saviola signed a two-year contract with Greek champions Olympiacos FC. He scored his first goal in the Superleague on 25 August, coming on at half-time and helping his team come from behind to win 2–1 at home to Atromitos F. C. On 10 December he netted a brace – and missed a penalty – in a 3–1 success over R. S. C. Anderlecht at the Karaiskakis Stadium in the group stage's last round, which helped the Piraeus team finish second and qualify at the expense of former side Benfica. On 2 September 2014, Saviola joined Serie A club Hellas Verona FC, he made his official debut on 22 September, startin

Mirror mount

A mirror mount is a device that holds a mirror. In optics research, these can be quite sophisticated devices, due to the need to be able to tip and tilt the mirror by controlled amounts, while still holding it in a precise position when it is not being adjusted. An optical mirror mount consists of a movable front plate which holds the mirror, a fixed back plate with adjustment screws. Adjustment screws drive the front plate about the axes of rotation in the yaw directions. An optional third actuator enables z-axis translation. Precision mirror mounts can be quite expensive, a notable amount of engineering goes into their design; such sophisticated mounts are required for lasers and optical delay lines. The most common type of mirror mount is the kinematic mount; this type of mount is designed according to the principles of kinematic determinacy. The movable frame that holds the mirror pivots on a ball bearing, set into a hole in the fixed frame. Ideally this hole should be trihedral. A conical hole is used due to easier manufacture.

The frame is pivoted by means of two micrometers or fine-thread screws, tipped with steel ball bearings. One of these ball bearings rests in the other rests on a flat surface. On cheaper mounts, the flat surface may be the material of the mount. In more expensive mounts, the flat surface may be made out of a much harder material, set into the frame; the reason for this strange mechanism, is that the first ball makes contact with the fixed frame at three points, the second ball at two, the third ball at just one. These six points of contact constrain the six degrees of freedom for motion of the movable frame; this leads to precise movement of the frame when the micrometers or screws are turned, without unnecessary wobble or friction. A disadvantage of kinematic mounts is that the center of the mirror moves along its normal axis, when the mirror is rotated; this is because the center of rotation is the middle of the first ball bearing, not the center of the mirror. For optical cavities and interferometers, it is desirable to be able to align the mirrors separately from adjustments to the length of the cavity.

For these applications and others, a more sophisticated mount is required. One way of eliminating this translation along the axis is to set the first ball on a fine-thread screw as well. By appropriate adjustment of all three screws, the mirror can be tilted in either direction without translation; the screws can by driven by a motor under computer control to make this seem to the operator like simple rotation about a virtual pivot point in the center of the mirror surface. The translation can instead be eliminated mechanically by using a gimbal mount, which uses two rings that each pivot about a line running through the center of the mirror; this gives kinematically-correct two-axis rotation about the center of the mirror. With both types of mount, springs are needed to keep the frame pressed against the ball bearings, unless the mount is designed to be used only in an orientation where gravity will keep the frame in place. Following the cantilever principle, a large mount allows finer control than a smaller one.

The frames are ideally made of a light material, to make the resonant frequency of the structure high. This reduces vibration, since many common sources of vibration are low frequency. For stability, the fixed frame is supported by a rigid mount, securely bolted to a supporting surface. In a laboratory environment, this is an optical table. A shock can cause the mount to move away from the ball bearings, but because there are only 6, hard contacts, the mirror will return to the original position, preserving the alignment; the mount. Stress from mounting can introduce aberration in the light reflected from a mirror, or photoelasticity inside a lens. In some lasers the mirrors have to be replaced, in which case the mount needs to be designed to allow the mirror to be removed and replaced without losing correct alignment; the fine-thread screws show a stick behaviour. Inexpensive screws lack a scale. Precision micrometers provide a scale for reference; when used remotely, an electric motor is used to apply short pulses of torque.

The motor is connected with the screw and the thread and nothing else so that the pulse is absorbed by friction. To read out the position electronically, a rotary encoder is attached; when the ball is not centered on the screw and the axis is not normal to the mirror surface, a small sinus movement of the mirror is overlaid onto the linear movement, which a controller could compensate for. For analog fine control, piezos are built into the mobile frame. Laser cavity end mirrors need precise alignment. Due to their low divergence laser beams need precise steering mirrors. For rapid prototyping on an optical table mirror mounts can be used to hold other elements besides mirrors, for example lenses need to be aligned for minimal coma. Sometimes prisms only need two axes alignment and can be mounted on a mirror mount rather than a three-axis prism table. Critical phase matched crystals can be aligned and tuned with a standard mirror mount; the same is true for small etalons and polarizers. Furthermore, mirror mounts using magnets instead of springs allow the mobile frame to be removed and replaced in the

Alexander Galt Regional High School

Alexander Galt Regional High School, in Lennoxville, Canada, is an English-language secondary school which opened in 1969. It provides education to 1,150 secondary 1-5 students in the southeastern region of the Eastern Townships; the regional school concept emerged in both the English and French language systems. Schooling was divided four ways: English or French, Catholic or Protestant. All high schools within a large catch area were closed and students bused to high school daily. High schools in communities like Magog, Lennoxville, Scotstown, Sawyerville and Cookshire were converted to elementary schools, where younger children from the baby boom were swelling the capacity; the loss of identity based on their local high school was a challenge which many small communities did not survive. The school is on a 45-acre fenced campus on the outskirts of Sherbrooke in viewing distance of Bishops University and Lennoxville, it was constructed with concrete blocks and red brick in a Celtic cross-shape, nestled in a depression with a surrounding roadway level with the second floor.

The central block is three-floors high with the administrative offices and auditorium on the ground floor. The gym's east wall butts against the stage wall of the auditorium on a level lower than the ground floor; the classrooms and labs are in the three wings, each divided into two houses. The wings are connected to the central block by glass walkways on the second and third floors, with a courtyard on ground level; each of the stairwells have outside exits. The school has limited structural accommodations for wheelchair or limited mobility users. Part of the building is used by the Eastern Townships Technical Institute — a vocational education center; the school offers and is not limited to: Music facilities with private practice booths Fully equipped home economics facilities Art rooms Fully equipped woodworking and print shop for exploratory courses The school boasts a large outdoor greenspace which consists of five soccer fields, two baseball fields, a football field and two running tracks.

The running tracks consist of one paved, five-lane track that encircles the football field and a backed dirt trail that hugs the outside perimeter of the school property for endurance running. All of these are out of bounds to students during the school day. During the winter season, the school clears some of the soccer fields for winter activity days; the school contains one wing with the multi-functional gymnasium, boys' and girls' changerooms. There is a smaller gym in a T-configuration; the large gym can be divided using curtains that can be automatically raised or lowered from the ceiling. By using the curtains, the space can be divided to allow for two full-sized basketball courts or four half-sized courts; the curtains reduce noise and distractions for multiple classes or groups using the space simultaneously. The smaller gymnasium contains a rock climbing wall, a half-size basketball court, a equipped weight training room; the auditorium is between gymnasium. Public access is quite easy, unlike navigating in the rest of the building.

It has a seating capacity of wheelchair access. The auditorium is equipped for professional theatre with standard sound and lighting equipment system; each year, the community is invited to attend the school's showpiece theatrical production. The auditorium has been used as a movie theatre for students, when the gym is closed for maintenance or another activity. A majority of the seats in the auditorium are original to the school's opening in 1969; some of the seats in the back have been replaced due to damage, involuntarily encouraging users to sit in the back of the auditorium. The cafeteria has a seating capacity of 1,000 people and serves hot lunches every day to students for a fee, it is in the centre hub on the second floor. The library is on the third floor; the library offers its students access to its 28,000 books and 14 computers, with racks of laptops left over from the Enhanced Learning Strategy. The school has desktop computers all with internet access; the courses and programs at AGRHS include Drama, English language arts, English-History and Religion, French language, French Geography, Contemporary World, Contemporary World and Literature, Home Economics, High Mathematics, Integrative Project, Media Literacy, History of the 20th Century, Advanced Music, Multi-Sport, Physical Education, School Community Service, Sciences which include Chemistry and Physics, Spanish.

Students in AGRHS can choose from four concentration blocks. They may choose to do Sports, Visual arts or performing arts concentrations. A concentration takes the space of the passing blocks to turn them into what the student's concentration is, Ex. Sports. AGRHS has many sports and extracurricular activities such as Basketball, European football, Badminton, Canadian football, Rugby, Intramural Activities, Swimming, Cross-country running, Cheer-leading and coaching. Additionally, activities are offered to

Russian Shipyard Number 10

Russian Shipyard No. 10—Shkval is located in Polyarny, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, on the outermost western side of the Murmansk Fjord. In the West, it is more referred to by the name of the town than its official name; as the first nuclear-powered submarines were delivered to the Northern Fleet at the end of the 1950s, the yard was modified for docking and repair of these vessels. As Soviet Navy nuclear vessels are decommissioned, they are laid up at Polyarny awaiting defueling and disposal. Around 1970, Shkval was reorganised and expanded in order to handle the larger nuclear submarines coming into service, it now includes tenders, service ships, dry docks, two covered floating docks, as well as a self-propelled barge with 150-tonne payload, two onshore cranes with lifting capacity of 40 tonnes and 32 tonnes, two floating cranes with lifting capacity of 30 tonnes and 25 tonnes. The yard employs about 3,000 workers, covers 41,330 square metres, its docks total 550 metres in length. In the Tom Clancy novel The Hunt for Red October, the experimental Typhoon-class nuclear submarine Red October departs on its fateful voyage from this shipyard.

In Donovan Marsh’s 2018 action thriller submarine blockbuster, Hunter Killer, the president of Russia is seen landing in the shipyard, greeted by a military parade on the docks. Official website NF Decomm: Shipyard No. 10 - Shkval article from the Bellona Foundation

Chaâbane Merzekane

Chaâbane Merzekane is a former Algerian footballer, who played as a defender. He was a key member of the Algerian National Team that took part in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in all three of the teams games. Merzekane's first club was his neighborhood team, Onalait d'Hussein-Dey, where he played alongside Rabah Madjer, he spent most of his career playing for NA Hussein Dey and had a brief stint with MC Alger. He coached MO Béjaïa and USM El Harrach after his retirement. Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 1982

Politics of Oregon

Like many other U. S. states, the politics of Oregon concerns regional issues. Oregon leans Democratic as a state, with both U. S. Senators from the Democratic party, as well as four out of Oregon's five U. S. Representatives; the state has voted Democratic, by small margins, since 1988 in presidential elections. Both houses of Oregon's legislative assembly have been under Democratic control since the 2012 elections; the state is broken up into two main geographically separate political areas: the liberal cities of the Willamette Valley and the rest of the state, whose voters are moving from conservative to libertarian. While about 47% of the population of Oregon lives in the Portland metropolitan area as of 2013, the state has a rural population with conservative views on state taxes. On most other issues, the state leans left, including on public health care and medical marijuana, assisted dying, environmental protections. For the first half of the 20th century, Oregon was the most Republican west coast state.

In 1954, the upset of incumbent Republican Senator Guy Cordon by Democrat Richard L. Neuberger, along with Democratic wins in the U. S. House and statewide races and pickups of fourteen and two seats in the state House and Senate signaled the beginning of a shift towards the Democratic Party; the last Republican governor of Oregon was Victor G. Atiyeh, who served from 1979–1987. Since 1988, Oregon voters have favored Democratic candidates for most major elected positions, including the U. S. presidency. The longest-serving governor in Oregon history is John Kitzhaber, who served two consecutive terms as governor left office before returning to office by winning a third term in 2010 ahead of Republican and former Portland Trail Blazer Chris Dudley and the 2014 election against Republican Dennis Richardson. Kitzhaber submitted his resignation in February 2015 after allegations of financial impropriety involving his partner and girlfriend, Cylvia Hayes, certain lobbying efforts. Oregon's politics are divided by the Cascade Mountains, with much of western Oregon leaning Democratic and eastern Oregon leaning Republican.

Republicans do have some strongholds in the western part of the state, such as Linn County, where the Republican presidential candidate has won in every election since 1980. Southern Oregon is a Republican stronghold, except in Jackson County, which votes for both Republican and Democratic candidates. In the 1998 gubernatorial election, the only county won by Republican candidate Bill Sizemore was Malheur County. Based on voting data from the 2012 presidential election, Ontario in Malheur County was rated as the most Republican in the state. Gresham in Multnomah County was rated as the most Democratic. In the 2016 presidential election, Republican candidate Donald Trump performed best in Lake County, where he received 77% of the vote. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton performed best in Multnomah County, where she received 73% of the vote. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson performed best in Gilliam County, where he received 8% of the vote; the last time a Democrat won every county in the state in a presidential election was in 1936, when Franklin D. Roosevelt carried all counties.

The last time a Republican accomplished this feat was in 1928, when every county was won by Herbert Hoover. The last time a third-party candidate won any county was in 1912, when Theodore Roosevelt carried Clatsop, Columbia and Washington counties on the Progressive ticket. Key issues in Oregon include: Employment Environmental protection Native American relations Public health care Public transportation School funding Taxes Land use Similar to the West Coast states of California and Washington, Oregon has a high percentage of people who identify as liberals. A 2013 Gallup poll that surveyed the political ideology of residents in every state found that people in Oregon identified as: 34.8% moderate 33.6% conservative 27.9% liberal Another study on the state's political ideology noted that the state's conservatives were the most conservative of any state and that the state's liberals were more liberal than any state. According to the state's election agency, as of December 2019, there were 2,813,802 registered voters in Oregon, with their political party affiliations as follows: 34.4% Democratic Party 34.0% "Non-affiliated" with any party 24.9% Republican Party 4.4% Independent Party 0.7% Libertarian Party 0.3% Working Families Party 0.3% Pacific Green Party 0.1% Constitution Party <0.1% Progressive Party 0.6% with other political parties Political party strength in Oregon Politics of Oregon at Curlie