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K.V. Mechelen

Yellow Red Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen simply called KV Mechelen or KVM, or by their former French name FC Malinois, is a Belgian professional football club based in Mechelen in the Antwerp province. KV Mechelen plays in the Belgian First Division A, they have won four Belgian championships and twice the Belgian Cup, as well as the 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 1988 European Super Cup. They collected most of their honours in the 1980s. KV Mechelen was founded in 1904 and, in 1921–22, promoted to the first division. After two successive relegation and promotion, they were back for good between 1928–29 and 1955–56. In the 1960s and 1970s, the club had several promotions and relegations between the first and second division. From 1983–84 to 1996–97, they had a successful first division spell, with a title and several second- and third-place finishes. During that period, they won a European Cup Winners' Cup and they reached the same competition semi-finals as well as the European Cup quarter-finals.

KV Mechelen declined in the late 1990s though they had two more spells at the highest level from 1999–2000 to 2000–01 and in 2002–03. At the end of that season, the club did not receive their Belgian professional football license, they were therefore relegated to the third division with a nine-point penalty. After two promotions in 2004–05 and in 2006–07, KV Mechelen returned to the first division; the club's outfits are a striped red shirt with black shorts and socks. They play their home matches at the Argosstadion Achter de Kazerne, where Argos is their stadium sponsor and Achter de Kazerne means'Behind the Barracks'; the stadium has been named. KV Mechelen fans have a long-standing rivalry with KRC Mechelen; the club was founded in a few months after the birth of city rival KRC Mechelen. The club had a first successful period in the 1940s. During World War II, in 1943, the club won their first domestic title; the second title came a few years in 1946, in 1948 the club was successful again. After that, the club fell back.

In 1954, they managed to finish third, only one point behind champions Anderlecht, but, their last good season. Two years Mechelen was relegated to second division. During the 1960s and the 1970s, Mechelen went down between the first and second division; the club enjoyed a spell of both domestic and European success in the period from 1987 to 1992. During these five seasons, Mechelen won one Belgian cup title, they finished second in the Belgian league twice and lost the Belgian Cup final twice. After winning the domestic cup title in 1987, hence qualifying for the European Cup Winners' Cup, they completed the extraordinary achievement of winning this tournament in 1988. Mechelen are the last Belgian team. KV Mechelen seemed to be on its way to becoming one of the top clubs in Belgium, but declined when their chairman Cordier was forced to sell many players due to his company's bad results. On 10 June 2007, the team achieved promotion to the Belgian First Division. Two years in 2009, KV Mechelen played the final of the Belgian Cup, losing it 2–0 to Genk.

One year after that, they stranded in the semi-finals with a 2–2 draw and a 1–0 loss against KAA Gent. After a successful 2010 and four seasons for the yellow reds, coach Peter Maes decided to leave Malinwa and signed a four-year contract with Lokeren. Malinwa made a deal with Marc Brys to take over from Maes. Marc Brys was coach of a second division team in the Netherlands. After two seasons he was sacked and Harm Van Veldhoven was appointed for the 2012–13 season. Van Veldhoven could not lead KV Mechelen to Play-off 1, the clubs' recent unspoken ambition, he was fired in December 2013. At the end of the 2013–14 season KV Mechelen appointed Aleksandar Janković as head coach. Despite Janković's inability to lead the club to Play-off 1, Janković left for topclub Standard Liège and Mechelen had to appoint a new manager; the club ended up choosing Yannick Ferrera for the vacant job, who had just been fired as manager of Standard Liège. 2017 through 2019 proved to be a tumultuous period for the club.

After eleven seasons at the highest level, the club got relegated on the last day of the 2017–18 season as a 2–0 win over Waasland-Beveren left them in last place on goal difference, due to Eupen beating Moeskroen by a bigger margin. During the following season, while the club was successful on the pitch, winning both the 2018–19 Belgian First Division B and the 2018–19 Belgian Cup, the 2017–19 Belgian football fraud scandal emerged in which the club was accused of match-fixing their final match of the 2017–18 season having attempted to bribe certain players and officials of Waasland-Beveren. In March 2019, the club was found guilty and forced to relegate back to the First Division B despite winning promotion, denied to take part in the 2019–20 Belgian Cup and 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, the latter for which they had qualified by winning the cup; the club appealed the decision at the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sports which ruled on 10 July 2019 that according to the general rules set by the Royal Belgian Football Association that match-fixing in a prior season could never be punished by relegation in a season.

As a result, while the club was found guilty of match-fixing one week they were only punished with a one-season ban from European football and the Belgian Cup, but left unpunished in the league, thus avoiding the relegation and 12-point penalty, initia

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection is a network protocol, used to detect faults between two forwarding engines connected by a link. It provides low-overhead detection of faults on physical media that doesn't support failure detection of any kind, such as Ethernet, virtual circuits, tunnels and MPLS Label Switched Paths. BFD establishes a session between two endpoints over a particular link. If more than one link exists between two systems, multiple BFD sessions may be established to monitor each one of them; the session is established with a three-way handshake, is torn down the same way. Authentication may be enabled on the session. A choice of simple password, MD5 or SHA1 authentication is available. BFD does not have a discovery mechanism. BFD may be used on many different underlying transport mechanisms and layers, operates independently of all of these. Therefore, it needs to be encapsulated by. For example, monitoring MPLS LSPs involves piggybacking session establishment on LSP-Ping packets.

Protocols that support some form of adjacency setup, such as OSPF, IS-IS, BGP or RIP may be used to bootstrap a BFD session. These protocols may use BFD to receive faster notification of failing links than would be possible using the protocol's own keepalive mechanism. A session may operate in one of two modes: asynchronous demand mode. In asynchronous mode, both endpoints periodically send Hello packets to each other. If a number of those packets are not received, the session is considered down. In demand mode, no Hello packets are exchanged. However, either host may still send Hello packets. Regardless of which mode is in use, either endpoint may initiate an Echo function; when this function is active, a stream of Echo packets is sent, the other endpoint sends these back to the sender via its forwarding plane. This is used to test the forwarding path on the remote system. In June 2011 the BFD protocol standardization process entered the Proposed Standard stage. RFC 5880 defines the BFD protocol, detecting MPLS LSP failure, using BFD to monitor connectivity across multiple network hops, using BFD for IPv4 and IPv6.

BFD's operation in conjunction with Open Shortest Path First and IS-IS protocols has been outlined in RFC 5881. IETF BFD Working Group BFD presentation by Juniper Networks RFC 5880 NetworkWorld article: Reducing Link Failure Detection Time with BFD

Richard West Nash

Richard West Nash was a lawyer and newspaper owner in the early days of the British colony of Western Australia. Nash was born in son of Richard Nash, rector of Ardstraw in the diocese of Londonderry, he studied law at Trinity College, graduating MA in 1932, was admitted to the Irish Bar. He emigrated to Western Australia in 1839, having on 12 July 1834 married Elizabeth Schoales, whose brother John Schoales jun. had settled there in 1838. He practised law in Perth, but was involved in farming, was secretary of the Vineyard Society, for whom he compiled A Manual for the Cultivation of the Vine and Olive in Western Australia, published in 1845, he wrote, as "Viator", occasional pieces for the newspapers and was owner of The Inquirer. Of which he was editor and printer. Nash was appointed acting Advocate General November 1846 – May 1847 in the first, non-representative, parliament. In 1848 he was appointed manager of the Colonization Assurance Corporation, an organization founded encourage English migration to Western Australia, for which he published Stray Suggestions on Colonization in 1849.

He died at Norwood near London aged 42. Nash Street, was named for him.


Deslorelin, sold under the brand names Ovuplant, SucroMate, Suprelorin among others, is an injectable gonadotropin releasing hormone superagonist, used in veterinary medicine for various indications. Deslorein is used in veterinary medicine. One commercial form of deslorelin acetate is marketed by Peptech with the brand name Ovuplant. Another form is available in the United States, Sucromate Equine, FDA-approved for use in horses in November 2010; this is manufactured by Thorne BioScience LLC and was introduced to the United States market following the withdrawal of Ovuplant. The deslorelin products are approved for use in veterinary medicine and to promote ovulation in mares as part of the artificial insemination process, it is used to stabilize high-risk pregnancies of livestock. Unlike other GnRH agonists, which are used to inhibit luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone by their ultimate downregulation of the pituitary gland, Deslorelin is used for the initial flare effect upon the pituitary, its associated surge of LH secretion.

Suprelorin is a releasing deslorelin implant used for chemical castration of dogs and ferrets. It is marketed by Virbac. Deslorelin is used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia in dogs. Bioavailability is complete. Deslorelin is a synthetic analogue of occurring gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Deslorelin was trialed in the U. S. and was approved for veterinary use under certain circumstances. In Europe, it was approved for use in equine assisted reproduction. Ovuplant was withdrawn from the U. S. market following issues with mares which did not become pregnant failing to return to estrus in a timely manner. Techniques were developed where the implant was removed 48 hours after implantation in the mare, however compounded biorelease Deslorelin products were at the time available as well as more used ovulation promoters such as hCG, which did not produce the same failure effect. Upon "Sucromate Equine" receiving FDA-approval, the compounded products were no longer available within the U. S. however they remain available in New Zealand where an approved version is marketed.

It is being trialed in humans to study its efficacy in treatment of breast cancer in women, in treating precocious puberty and congenital adrenal hyperplasia in male and female children. As of August 2011 this drug was not approved for general use outside the FDA-licensed functions in the U. S. other than within approved clinical trials. Orphan drug status has been designated in the U. S. though approval had not been issued as of 2011. Deslorelin was under development for the treatment of endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, precocious puberty, prostate cancer, uterine fibroids in humans and reached phase III clinical trials for prostate cancer but development was discontinued for all of these indications by 2001. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor § Agonists

Siproeta stelenes

Siproeta stelenes is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly. The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the upperside and light brown and olive green on the underside, it is named for the mineral malachite, similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. The wingspread is between 8.5 and 10 cm. The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species, its distribution extends as far north as southern Texas and the tip of Florida, to Cuba as subspecies S. s. insularis, S. s. biplagiata, south to Brazil. Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, bat dung. Females lay eggs on the new leaves of plants in the family Acanthaceae ruellia; the larvae are horned, black caterpillars with red markings, The pupa stage is green and have sharp, gold spines that can puncture predators. Malachites are confused with Philaethria dido, they have similar coloration. Media related to Siproeta stelenes at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Siproeta stelenes at Wikispecies Malachite fact sheet The Butterfly Project: Siproeta stelenes

Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997 Vol. 2

Ninetet 1997 Vol. 2 is a live album by composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton with a ninetet, recorded at the Yoshi's in 1997 and released on the Leo label in 2003 as a double CD. The AllMusic review by François Couture stated "Braxton's Ghost Trance Music series ranks among the most difficult music to review. Everyone has his or her personal favorites among the dozens of discs released under this umbrella and, since the general idea underpinning them all and the quality of musicianship remain rather constant, evaluation comes down to subjective factors. For instance, one listener might find the first volume in Leo Records' Ninetet 1997 series lacking in interest, but would be hard pressed to rationally explain why this second installment, Ninetet 1997, Vol. 2 is so much better.... The music was recorded the day after the first volume, consists once again of two disc-long pieces; the difference on Vol. 2 is that the group sounds more focused, more willing to trap the listener into the hypnotic patterns of the music and push him to the edge of free improvisation.

"Composition N. 210" in particular deploys some mean tricks to make you forget that it is written down. The two pieces develop different colors. Most noticeable is the fact that Norton plays the drum kit in "N. 210," while he sticks to mallet percussion and cymbals in "N. 209." And so, either by design or attraction, "N. 210" displays a certain free jazz mood, prone to a certain frenzy, while "N. 209" evokes contemporary classical music in its delicate finale. Up to this point, the listener may be under the impression that GTM worked better with small groupings, but this set proves otherwise". All compositions by Anthony Braxton Disc one "Composition N. 209" – 57:49Disc two "Composition N. 210" – 58:33 Anthony Braxton – E♭ alto saxophone, F alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, C melody saxophone, flute, B♭ clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet Brandon Evanstenor saxophone, C soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet, flute James Fei – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, bass clarinet Jackson Moore – alto saxophone, B♭ clarinet André Vida – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone J. D. Parran – soprano saxophone, bass saxophone, flute Kevin O'Neil – electric guitar Joe Fonda – bass Kevin Nortondrums, percussion