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Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Kenesaw Mountain Landis was an American jurist who served as a United States federal judge from 1905 to 1922 and as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death. He is remembered for his handling of the Black Sox scandal, in which he expelled eight members of the Chicago White Sox from organized baseball for conspiring to lose the 1919 World Series and refused their reinstatement requests, his firm actions and iron rule over baseball in the near quarter-century of his commissionership are credited with restoring public confidence in the game. Landis was born in Millville, Ohio, in 1866, his name was a spelling variation on the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the American Civil War, where his father was wounded in 1864. Landis spent much of his youth in Indiana, his involvement in politics led to a civil service job. At age 21, Landis applied to become a lawyer—there were no educational or examination requirements for the Indiana bar. Following a year of unprofitable practice, he went to law school.

After his graduation, he opened an office in Chicago, but left it when Walter Q. Gresham, the new United States Secretary of State, named him his personal secretary in 1893. After Gresham's death in 1895, Landis refused an offer of an ambassadorship, returned to Chicago to practice law and marry. President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Landis as a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1905. Landis received national attention in 1907 when he fined Standard Oil of Indiana more than $29 million for violating federal laws forbidding rebates on railroad freight tariffs. Though Landis was reversed on appeal, he was seen as a judge determined to rein in big business. During and after World War I, Landis presided over several high-profile trials of draft resisters and others whom he saw as opposing the war effort, he imposed heavy sentences on those. In 1920, Judge Landis was a leading candidate when American League and National League team owners, embarrassed by the Black Sox scandal and other instances of players throwing games, sought someone to rule over baseball.

Landis was given full power to act in the sport's best interest, used that power extensively over the next quarter-century. Landis was praised for cleaning up the game, although some of his decisions in the Black Sox matter remain controversial: supporters of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson and Buck Weaver contend that he was overly harsh with those players. Others blame Landis in their view, delaying the racial integration of baseball. Landis was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a special vote shortly after he died in 1944. Kenesaw Mountain Landis was born in Millville, the sixth child and fourth son of Abraham Hoch Landis, a physician, Mary Kumler Landis, on November 20, 1866; the Landises descended from Swiss Mennonites who had emigrated to Alsace before coming to the United States. Abraham Landis had been wounded fighting on the Union side at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, when his parents proved unable to agree on a name for the new baby, Mary Landis proposed that they call him Kenesaw Mountain.

At the time, both spellings of "Kenesaw" were used, but in the course of time, "Kennesaw Mountain" became the accepted spelling of the battle site. Abraham Landis worked in Millville as a country physician; when Kenesaw was eight, the elder Landis moved his family to Delphi and subsequently to Logansport, Indiana where the doctor purchased and ran several local farms—his war injury had caused him to scale back his medical practice. Two of Kenesaw's four brothers, Charles Beary Landis and Frederick Landis, became members of Congress; as "Kenny", as he was sometimes known, grew, he did an increasing share of the farm work stating, "I did my share—and it was a substantial share—in taking care of the 13 acres... I do not remember that I liked to get up at 3:30 in the morning." Kenesaw began his off-farm career at age ten as a news delivery boy. He left school at 15 after an unsuccessful attempt to master algebra, he left that job for a position as errand boy with the Vandalia Railroad. Landis was laughingly dismissed as too small.

He worked for the Logansport Journal, taught himself shorthand reporting, becoming in 1883 official court reporter for the Cass County Circuit Court. Landis wrote, "I may not have been much of a judge, nor baseball official, but I do pride myself on having been a real shorthand reporter." He served in that capacity until 1886. In his spare time, he became a prize-winning bicycle racer and played on and managed a baseball team. Offered a professional contract as a ballplayer, he turned it down, stating that he preferred to play for the love of the game. In 1886, Landis first ventured into Republican Party politics, supporting a friend, Charles F. Griffin, for Indiana Secretary of State. Griffin won, Landis was rewarded with a civil service job in the Indiana Department of State. While employed there, he applied to be an attorney. At that time, in Indiana, an applicant needed only to prove that he was 21 and of good moral character, Landis was admitted. Landis attracted few clients in his year of work there.

Realizing that an uneducated lawyer was unlikely to build a lucrative practice, Landis enrolled at Cincinnati's YMCA Law School in 1889. Landis transferred to Union Law School the following year, in 1891, he took hi

Talia Sahid

Talia Sahid is a fictional character from ABC's daytime drama One Life to Live. She is portrayed by BethAnn Bonner. Starting on June 8, 2006, Bonner was a participant in the SOAPnet reality series I Wanna Be a Soap Star 3, in which contestants compete in various acting challenges for a 13-week contract role on a daytime drama. Bonner lost to actor Mike Jerome, who portrayed Ted Osbourne on One Life to Live from August 11, 2006, to November 2, 2006, when the character was killed off. One Life to Live subsequently offered Bonner the role of Talia, a police officer involved in the investigation of Osbourne's death. Talia is introduced in 2006 as a Llanview police officer investigating an arson in which a man had been killed, she begins working with Detective Antonio Vega, with whom she forms and easy friendship and shares her experiences as a member of New York City Police Department on duty in Lower Manhattan on the day of the September 11 attacks. In late March 2007, Talia and Acting District Attorney Evangeline Williamson figure out that the string of arsons plaguing Llanview are being perpetrated by a white supremacist group known as "One Pure People".

In May 2007, the Syrian Talia, Antonio's Latino brother Cristian, African American Evangeline and Jewish returning District Attorney Nora Hanen are gassed by OPP at Cristian's loft apartment. All survive the attack with few ill effects except Evangeline, left comatose; the investigation reveals celebrity baseball player Tate Harmon to be the ringleader behind OPP. Talia arrests him before he murders several hostages. Antonio announces his divorce from Jessica Buchanan in the summer of 2007. After months of working side by side with him, Talia has developed a secret crush on her commanding officer Antonio and become close to his family and his young daughter Jamie; the reserved Talia is determined to not let on how she feels, believing that Antonio is reeling from the end of his marriage, that any romantic tension would ruin their friendship and their professional relationship. Talia spends Thanksgiving 2007 with Antonio and his family, during which she shares a sensual dance with him in his mother's diner.

An uncharacteristically impulsive Talia risks confessing her feelings for him. Antonio, still hurt after his divorce, rebuffs her advances politely, their personal and professional relationship begins to disintegrate, after a few awkward exchanges at work, Talia requests a transfer to the quiet neighboring township of Cherryvale. Antonio and Talia argue over her transfer, but Police Commissioner Bo Buchanan reluctantly agrees to her request. Antonio soon realizes that he is only waffling about his feelings for Talia out of fear of being hurt again and decides he cannot pass up this opportunity for true love. On New Year's Eve, he races to meet her at the bus station, takes her in his arms, passionately kisses her. Talia agrees to give Antonio a second chance at pursuing a tentative romantic relationship and stays in Llanview; when the two officers return to work, Bo informs Talia that despite her change of heart, the work transfer is final and she is expected to report to Cherryvale immediately.

Talia and Antonio resolve to continue their long-distance relationship as best they can on their "off-hours", but their work schedules prove more and more incompatible. Talia switches places with Antonio's new partner, Oliver Fish, transfers back to Llanview, she and Antonio resume their romance, but they soon choose sides against each other over the new police commissioner, renegade former FBI agent Lee Ramsey. Antonio remains loyal to Ramsey while Detective John McBain do not trust him; as Ramsey comes to trust Antonio and take him into his confidence, it is revealed that the breakup had been a ruse concocted by Antonio and Talia to entrap Ramsey. The Commissioner enlists Antonio in his plot to steal the Crown Jewels of Mendorra while they are in police custody but is murdered on June 12, 2008, before he can be brought to justice. On June 26, 2008, Talia inexplicably aids Jonas Chamberlain, the sinister U. S. Ambassador to the European principality of Mendorra, in kidnapping her roommate Sarah Roberts.

Soon Antonio and Cristian discover. In Mendorra, villain Carlo Hesser is revealed to be Talia's estranged father, the real mastermind behind the kidnappings. Born Talia Cosima Hesser, she is Carlo's youngest child. Talia had escaped from Carlo with her mother, who remarried a hardworking Syrian man. Taking her stepfather's last name "Sahid," Talia had gone into law enforcement for the express purpose of repudiating all the evil done by Carlo, in the hopes of bringing him to justice. Talia despises a longtime enemy of both Tina and the Vega brothers. Carlo intends to force Talia to marry the true heir to the throne and Carlo's puppet. Talia protests and stalls, but goes through with the royal wedding on July 31, 2008 to save Antonio and her friends from harm — not knowing that Jonas has stabbed Antonio and left him for dead. A wounded Antonio appears, overpowers Jonas and the guards and leads Talia to safety, but Carlo and their men catch up. Talia brokers a deal with Carlo: she will stay if the others are allowed to leave

N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy

The N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy is the main staff college and postgraduate institution for the Russian Navy and is located in Saint Petersburg. In 1827 Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern initiated an Officers' Class at the Naval Cadet Corps. In 1862 the Class was reorganized into an Academic Course of Maritime Science. In 1877, to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the Class was renamed the Nikolaev Naval Academy and in 1910 was detached from the Naval Cadet Corps; the Academy's last pre-revolutionary class was in 1913. Toward the end of the Soviet era the Academy was named the A. A. Grechko Naval Academy and was renamed the N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy, it is a postgraduate institution somewhat comparable to the U. S. Naval War College and should not be confused with officer commissioning schools such as the U. S. Naval Academy. Advanced Officers' Class Russian scholar Mikhail Lomonosov envisioned the establishment of a naval academy in 1759. However, only 68 years in 1826, did the famous admiral and seafarer Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern propose the establishment of the earliest organizational precursor to today's Naval Academy - the "Advanced Officers' Class" of the Russian Navy which were opened on 25 April 1827 under the Naval Corps.

The mission of the Advanced Officers' Class was to improve the theoretical training of the most promising naval officers in exact and applied sciences. As a result of the revolution in naval affairs brought about by the Crimean War and the clear end of the age of sail the future of naval education in Russia and its transformation was reviewed by a special commission in 1862. By the 7 August 1862 order of the Naval Minister, the Officers' Class was transformed into the newly established Academic Course of Maritime Sciences having a two-year period of study and divided into three departments: hydrographic and mechanical; the graduates of the course provided the navy with scientific officers for the fleets and instructors for the Naval Cadet Corps. Nikolayev Naval Academy In 1872 the council of the Academic Course developed a proposal for a full-fledged Academy. On 28 January 1877, the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Officers' Class, by the imperial directive of Aleksandr II the Officers' Class was renamed the Nikolayev Naval Academy.

At this time both the Naval Cadet Corps and the Naval Academy were headed by the same naval officer. Heads of the Academy during Imperial times Advanced Officers' Class Krusenstern, Ivan Fyodorovich Rimskiy-Korsakov, Nikolay Petrovich Kazin, Nikolay Glebovich Glazenap, Bogdan Aleksandrovich Davydov, Aleksey Kuzmich Nakhimov, Sergey Stepanovich Rimsky-Korsakov, Voin Andryevich Epanchin, Aleksey Pavlovich Nikolayev Naval Academy Arsenyev, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Kriger, A. Kh. Damozhirov, A. I. Chukhnin, G. P. Rimskiy-Korsakov, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Voyevodskiy, Stepan Arkadyevich Rusin, Aleksandr Ivanovich Shulgin, Grigoriy Ivanovich After October 1917 the various Officers' Classes were combined into a single institution - the Navy Combined Special Officers' Classes. There were five specialties: artillery, submarine and electrical equipment. In 1920 two new classes and shipbuilding, were added. On 28 September 1920 the classes were classified as a higher special naval educational institution. In the Fall 1925 the institution was renamed Special Courses for Improving Fleet Commanders and as Special Courses for the Navy Command Staff.

In 1938 the Courses received their own building and they remain there today. In 1939 they were again renamed - Advanced Special Courses for the Command Staff of the Workers' & Peasants Navy. During the 900-day siege of Leningrad the Courses were moved and continued to function in Astrakhan and Samarkand. In 1946 the Courses transitioned to a peacetime work regime and received the name they carry today - Navy Advanced Special Officers' Classes. Heads of the Academy during Soviet times Maritime Academy Klado, Nikolay Leontiyevich Krylov, Aleksey Nikolayevich Zherve, Boris Borisovich RKKF Naval Academy Petrov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich (1921–1923 Zherve, Boris Borisovich Dushenov, Konstantin Ivanovich Duplitskiy, Dmitriy Sergeyevich K. E. Voroshilov RKKF Naval Academy Okunev, Grigoriy Sergeyevich Stasevich, Pavel Grigoryevich Ludri, Ivan Martynovich RK Navy K. E. Voroshilov Naval Academy Stavitskiy, Sergey Petrovich Isakov, Ivan Stepanovich Stepanov, Georgiy Andreyevich Petrovskiy, Vladimir Alekseyevich Order of Lenin K.

E. Voroshilov Naval Academy Abankin, Pavel Sergeyevich Alafuzov, Vladimir Antonovich Panteleyev, Yuriy Aleksandrovich Yumashev, Ivan Stepanovich Andreyev, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Panteleyev, Yuriy Aleksandrovich Order of Lenin Naval Academy Order of Lenin and Ushakov Naval Academy Orel, Aleksandr Yefstafyevich Order of Lenin and Ushakov Marshal of the Soviet Union A. A. Grechko Naval Academy Order of Lenin, October Revolution, Ushakov Marshal of the Soviet Union A. A. Grechko Naval Academy Sysoyev, Viktor Sergeyevich Ponikarovskiy, Valentin Nikolayevich N. G. Kuznetsov Naval AcademyHeads of the Aca

Terézia Vansová

Terézia Zuzana Vansová née Medvecká, pseudonyms Johanka Georgiadesová, Milka Žartovnická and Nemophila was a pioneering Slovak female writer and editor during the period of realism. She wrote poetry in both German and Slovak, founded the first Slovak women's journal Dennica, went on to write plays and novels, she became known for her novel Sirota Podhradských, deemed suitable for girls. Terézia Medvecká was born with a twin brother in Zvolenská Slatina on 18 April 1857, she was the seventh child of Terézia and the Lutheran pastor Samuel Medvecký. After completing elementary school, she attended the private school of K. Orfanides in Banská Bystrica and that of T. Fábryová in Rimavská Sobota but like most girls of the times, she did not receive a gymnasium education, she became fluent in German and Hungarian in addition to her native Slovak, thanks in part to her own voracious reading. In 1875, on marrying the Lutheran pastor Ján Vansa, the couple moved to Lomnička where Vansová began writing poetry in both German and Slovak.

Her first work Moje piesne was a rather awkward collection of poems in German but was followed with more mature verses published in the local Karpathenpost. From 1881, the couple lived in Píla where Vansová worked as a writer and editor. In 1895, she became associated with the Slovak women's association Živena, acting as vice-president and editing the Živena almanacs. In 1898, Vansová founded the first Slovak magazine for women, Dennica which she edited until 1914, it presented stories and essays by women writers as well as articles on fashion, married life and the women's movement around the world. With the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918, she edited Slovenská žena from 1920 to 1923, although she no longer considered it to be "her magazine" as Dennica had been; as for her own publications, she is remembered for her prose. In Prvotina, she parodied the romantic sentimentality of articles in the popular German magazines, of which she was sometimes guilty herself, her short stories addressed relationships in a world of prejudice, such as the marital problems in Rozsobášení, caused by misunderstandings and prejudice.

In 1889, she published the first Slovak novel written by a woman. Its success stemmed from the psychological development of her characters, complex moral relationships, a dramatic plot. After her husband's suicide in 1922, Vansová continued to write and to help others with their writing, she died on 10 October 1943. Today Vansová is remembered for her romantic novels which were popular with schoolgirls for several decades but are no longer read, she made a mark in the Slovak national movement. Although she was active in the women's movement, her impact was less successful as the movement itself failed to make any real progress in Slovakia

Shimamaki, Hokkaido

Shimamaki is a village located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Japan. As of September 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,560; the total area is 437.26 km². Shimamaki is located on the southern of the Shiribeshi Subprefecture; the name is derived from the Ainu word "Shuma-ko-mak", which means "Behind rocks". Shiribeshi Subprefecture Suttsu Kuromatsunai Hiyama Subprefecture Imakane Setana Oshima Subprefecture Oshamambe 1906: The village of Higashishimamaki and the village of Nishishimamaki were founded. 1956: Two villages were merged to form the new village of Shimamaki. The main industry of Shimamaki is fishery. Thirty percent of the villagers are engaged in it. Elementary school Shimamaki Elementary School Junior high school Shimamaki Junior High School Media related to Shimamaki, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons Official Website

Mangelia stosiciana

Mangelia stosiciana is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae. The length of the shell attains 6 mm; the colorof the shell is whitish to yellowish brown. The whorls are round-shouldered above; the rude ribs show wider interspaces and are crossed by elevated revolving lines, some of them much larger than the rest, which are sometimes brown. This species occurs off the Canary Islands. Gofas, S.. Mollusca, in: Costello, M. J. et al.. European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213 Tucker, J. K. 2004 Catalog of recent and fossil turrids. Zootaxa 682:1-1295. "Mangelia stosiciana". Retrieved 16 January 2019. MNHN, Paris: Mangelia stosiciana