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Libra (constellation)

Libra is a constellation of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for weighing scales, its symbol is, it is faint, with no first magnitude stars, lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east. Beta Librae known as Zubeneschamali, is the brightest star in the constellation. Three star systems are known to have planets. Libra was known in Babylonian astronomy as MUL Zibanu, or alternatively as the Claws of the Scorpion; the scales were held sacred to the sun god Shamash, the patron of truth and justice. It was seen as the Scorpion's Claws in ancient Greece. Since these times, Libra has been associated with law and civility. In Arabic zubānā means "scorpion's claws", similarly in other Semitic languages: this resemblance of words may be why the Scorpion's claws became the Scales, it has been suggested that the scales are an allusion to the fact that when the sun entered this part of the ecliptic at the autumnal equinox, the days and nights are equal. Libra's status as the location of the equinox earned the equinox the name "First Point of Libra", though this location ceased to coincide with the constellation in 730 because of the precession of the equinoxes.

In ancient Egypt the three brightest stars of Libra formed a constellation, viewed as a boat. Libra is a constellation not mentioned by Aratus. Libra is mentioned by Manetho and Geminus, included by Ptolemy in his 48 asterisms. Ptolemy catalogued 17 stars, Tycho Brahe 10, Johannes Hevelius 20, it only became a constellation in ancient Rome, when it began to represent the scales held by Astraea, the goddess of justice, associated with Virgo in the Greek mythology. Libra is bordered by the head of Serpens to the north, Virgo to the northwest, Hydra to the southwest, the corner of Centaurus to the southwest, Lupus to the south, Scorpius to the east and Ophiuchus to the northeast. Covering 538.1 square degrees and 1.304% of the night sky, it ranks 29th of the 88 constellations in size. The three-letter abbreviation for the constellation, as adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922, is "Lib"; the official constellation boundaries, as set by Eugène Delporte in 1930, are defined by a polygon of 12 segments.

In the equatorial coordinate system, the right ascension coordinates of these borders lie between 14h 22m 08.08s and 16h 02m 17.23s, while the declination coordinates are between −0.47° and −30.00°. The whole constellation is visible to observers south of latitude 60°N. Overall, there are 83 stars within the constellation's borders brighter than or equal to apparent magnitude 6.5. The brightest stars in Libra form a quadrangle. Traditionally and Beta Librae are considered to represent the scales' balance beam, while Gamma and Sigma are the weighing pans. Alpha Librae, called Zubenelgenubi, is a multiple star system divisible into two stars when seen through binoculars, The primary is a blue-white star of magnitude 2.7 and the secondary is a white star of magnitude 5.2 and spectral type F3V, 74.9 ± 0.7 light-years from Earth. Its traditional name means "the southern claw". Zubeneschamali is the corresponding "northern claw" to Zubenelgenubi; the brightest star in Libra, it is a green-tinged star of 160 light-years from Earth.

Gamma Librae is called Zubenelakrab, which means "the scorpion's claw", completing the suite of names referring to Libra's archaic status. It is an orange giant of 152 light-years from Earth. Iota Librae is a complex multiple star, 377 light-years from Earth, with both optical and true binary components; the primary appears as a blue-white star of magnitude 4.5. The secondary, visible in small telescopes as a star of magnitude 9.4, is a binary with two components, magnitudes 10 and 11. There is an optical companion to Iota Librae. Mu Librae is a binary star divisible in medium-aperture amateur telescopes, 235 light-years from Earth; the primary is of magnitude 5.7 and the secondary is of magnitude 6.8. Delta Librae is an Algol-type eclipsing 304 lightyears from Earth, it has a period of 8 hours. FX Librae, designated 48 Librae, is a shell star of magnitude 4.9. Shell stars, like Pleione and Gamma Cassiopeiae, are blue supergiants with irregular variations caused by their abnormally high speed of rotation.

This ejects gas from the star's equator. Sigma Librae was known as Gamma Scorpii despite being well inside the boundaries of Libra, it was not redesignated as Sigma Librae until 1851 by Benjamin A. Gould. Libra is home to the Gliese 581 planetary system, which consists of the star Gliese 581, three confirmed planets, two unconfirmed planets. Both Gliese 581d, Gliese 581g are debatably the most promising candidates for life, although Gliese 581g's existences has been disputed and has not been confirmed or agreed on in the scientific community. Gliese 581c is considered to be the first Earth-like extrasolar planet to be found within its parent star's habitable zone. Gliese 581e is the smallest mass exoplanet orbiting a normal star found to date All of these exoplanets are of significance for establishing the likelihood of life outside of the Solar System; the family of candidate habitable planets was extended in late September 2010 to include exoplanets around red dwarf stars because of Gliese 581g, a tidally locke

2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be the 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2008. The tournament will be held in India between 2 and 21 November 2020, it will mark the first time. Spain are the defending champions, having won their first title in 2018. On 25 July 2018, FIFA announced that bidding process had begun for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. A member association was able to bid for both tournaments, with the caveat that two different hosts will be appointed; the following associations declared interest in hosting the event by the deadline of 12 September 2018: France IndiaIndia was appointed as the host by the FIFA Council meeting at Miami on 15 March 2019. A total of 16 teams qualify for the final tournament. In addition to India who qualify automatically as host, 15 other teams qualify from six separate continental competitions.

On 27 August, Kalinga Stadium in the city of Bhubaneswar got provisional clearance as the first venue for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. In November 2019, FIFA local organising committee after second inspection of Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, expressed their satisfaction with the preparation of infrastructure and the training facilities as the provisional venues for the tournament. On 22 December 2019, the organising committee announced EKA Arena at Ahmedabad as a provisional venue for the tournament. On 18 February 2020, all the five venues were finalised and announced together with the official schedule. Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata will host the group-stage matches, where as the knockout matches will be played in four cities except Guwahati; the first match is scheduled to be held at Guwahati, the final in Navi Mumbai. The official emblem was unveiled on 2 November 2019, at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai.

The design embodies a combination of elements from Indian culture and civilisation. The emblem is designed in bright colour to incorporate India's vibrant culture. A bright blue waves rises from the base and reach up along the form of the trophy towards a crown forming the shape of Paisley or Boteh motif used in Kashmiri Pashmina shawl and carpets. Within the Boteh motif, frames a ball made from a marigold flower, symbolizes growth and development, used in all rituals and celebrations in India; the color and design of the petals of the marigold are drawn from Bandhani textiles, an Indian tie-dye technique dates back to Indus Valley Civilization. The design of the stem is derived from traditional Warli painting along with the bright hues found in Bandhani textile, accented with vibrant symbols of unity and celebration and respresent nature and its resources. On 18 February 2020, FIFA along with the Local Organising Committee of the tournament announced the official slogan of the tournament; the official slogan of 2020 FIFA U-17 Women World Cup is "Kick Off The Dream".

The director of the LOC said the slogan expresses a hope to "kickstart the growth of women’s football" in India and is inclusive of everyone "to realise this dream". All times are local, IST. 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Official website

Peter Graham (British Army officer)

Lieutenant General Sir Peter Walter Graham was General Officer Commanding Scotland. Brought up in Fyvie in Aberdeenshire and educated at St Paul's School in London and the Royal Military Academy, Graham was commissioned into the Gordon Highlanders in 1956, he went on to be Adjutant of the 1st Bn of his Regiment in 1963 was mentioned in despatches for his services in Borneo during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation in 1966. In 1974 he was appointed Military Assistant to General Sir Cecil Blacker, the Adjutant-General to the Forces, he was made Commanding Officer of 1st Bn the Gordon Highlanders 1976 and Chief of Staff at 3rd Armoured Division in 1978. He went on to command the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1982 and was mentioned in despatches for his services in Northern Ireland in 1984, he became Deputy Military Secretary at the Ministry of Defence in 1985 and General Officer Commanding Eastern District in 1987. In 1989 he was made Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he became General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1991 and retired in 1993.

In 1963 he married Alison Mary Morren. He is a supporter of a'No' vote in the 2014 referendum and is listed as a speaker at the launch of the Better Together Buchan campaign group on 9 November 2013

Charles Scribner's Sons

Charles Scribner's Sons, or Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, Edith Wharton; the firm published Scribner's Magazine for many years. More several Scribner titles and authors have garnered Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards and other merits. In 1978 the company became The Scribner Book Companies. In turn it merged into Macmillan in 1984. Simon & Schuster bought Macmillan in 1994. By this point only the trade book and reference book operations still bore the original family name. After the merger, the Macmillan and Atheneum adult lists were merged into Scribner's and the Scribner's children list was merged into Atheneum; the former imprint, now "Scribner," was retained by Simon & Schuster, while the reference division has been owned by Gale since 1999.

As of 2012, Scribner is a division of Simon & Schuster under the title Scribner Publishing Group which includes the Touchstone Books imprint. The president of Scribner as of 2017 is Susan Moldow, the current publisher is Nan Graham; the firm was founded in 1846 by Charles Scribner I and Isaac D. Baker as "Baker & Scribner." After Baker's death, Scribner bought the remainder of the company and renamed it the "Charles Scribner Company." In 1865, the company made its first venture into magazine publishing with Hours at Home. In 1870, the Scribners organized a new firm and Company, to publish a magazine entitled Scribner’s Monthly. After the death of Charles Scribner I in 1871, his son John Blair Scribner took over as president of the company, his other sons Charles Scribner II and Arthur Hawley Scribner would join the firm, in 1875 and 1884. They each served as presidents; when the other partners in the venture sold their stake to the family, the company was renamed Charles Scribner's Sons. The company launched St. Nicholas Magazine in 1873 with Mary Mapes Dodge as editor and Frank R. Stockton as assistant editor.

When the Scribner family sold the magazine company to outside investors in 1881, Scribner’s Monthly was renamed the Century Magazine. The Scribners brothers were enjoined from publishing any magazine for a period of five years. In 1886, at the expiration of this term, they launched Scribner's Magazine; the firm's headquarters were in the Scribner Building, built in 1893, on lower Fifth Avenue at 21st Street, in the Charles Scribner's Sons Building, on Fifth Avenue in midtown. Both buildings were designed by Ernest Flagg in a Beaux Arts style; the children's book division was established in 1934 under the leadership of Alice Dalgliesh. It published works by distinguished authors and illustrators including N. C. Wyeth, Robert A. Heinlein, Marcia Brown, Will James, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Leo Politi; as of 2011 the publisher is owned by the CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster reorganized their adult imprints into four divisions in 2012. Scribner became the Scribner Publishing Group and would expand to include Touchstone Books, part of Free Press.

The other divisions are Atria Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Publishing Group, the Gallery Publishing Group. The new Scribner division would be led by Susan Moldow as president. Charles Scribner I, 1846 to 1871 John Blair Scribner, 1871 to 1879 Charles Scribner II, 1879 to 1930 Arthur Hawley Scribner, circa 1900 Charles Scribner III, 1932 to 1952 Charles Scribner IV, 1952 to 1984 Edith Wharton Henry James Ernest Hemingway Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Ring Lardner Thomas Wolfe Reinhold Niebuhr F. Scott Fitzgerald Thomas Wolfe Ernest Hemingway Ring Lardner Erskine Caldwell S. S. Van Dine James Jones Simon & Schuster has published thousands of books from thousands of authors; this list represents some of the more notable authors from Scribner since becoming part of Simon & Schuster. For a more extensive list see List of Schuster authors. Annie Proulx Andrew Solomon Anthony Doerr Don DeLillo Frank McCourt Stephen King Jeanette Walls Baker & Scribner, until the death of Baker in 1850 Charles Scribner Company Charles Scribner's Sons Scribner The Scribner Bookstores are now owned by Barnes & Noble.

Charles Scribner I List of Simon & Schuster Authors Scribner's Monthly Scribner's Magazine Simon & Schuster Scribner Building Roger Burlingame, Of Making Many Books: A Hundred Years of Reading and Publishing, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Robert Trogdon, The Lousy Racket: Hemingway and the Business of Literature, Kent State University Press, 2007; the House of Scribner "Scribner Magazine online". 1889-1939. Retrieved 2012-04-24. Charles Scribner's Sons at Thomson Gale Archives of Charles Scribner’s Sons at the Princeton University Library, Manuscript Division Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Charles Scribner's Sons: An Illustrated Chronology Princeton Library

Denis Zanko

Denis Zanko is a French former professional footballer, the manager of Toulouse. He made over 250 league appearances for five different clubs during his playing career before becoming a coach in 1995, he went on to manage Valence and Le Mans B, was appointed first-team manager at Le Mans in December 2011. Born in Vannes, Zanko started his playing career with Laval, made his debut for the reserve team in the 1980–81 season, he played his first senior match for the club four years and went on to score 2 goals in 27 Division 1 matches during the 1984–85 campaign. In the summer of 1985, Zanko joined Division 2 side Racing Paris, where he made 26 first-team appearances. At Racing he was a part of the team that won the Division 2 Group B in 1986. In the summer of that year he switched clubs again. Zanko spent two seasons with the club. In 1988, Zanko transferred to Division 2 Group A side Dunkerque, he made a total of 37 league and cup appearances during his first season at the club, scored his first goal for Dunkerque in the 3–1 away win over Le Mans on 22 April 1989.

Zanko spent two more years with the team. He moved to Division 3 outfit Valence in the summer of 1991, scored once in 30 appearances as the side won promotion to Division 2 at the end of the 1991–92 season; the following season, he played 28 matches, again scoring once, as the team finished fifth in their group to secure their place in the new nationwide Ligue 2. Zanko played two more seasons with Valence. Following his retirement from playing in 1995, Zanko joined the coaching staff at Valence, he spent four years as a coach before being appointed as manager in 1999 following the departure of Bruno Metsu. However, the team finished second-bottom of the division after winning only 6 of their 38 matches, was subsequently relegated to the Championnat National. Zanko left Valence at the end of the 1999–2000 season, he spent a year out of football before becoming a coach at Laval, where he had started his playing career, in 2001. Zanko went on to spend seven seasons on the staff at Laval, before being hired as a youth-team coach by Le Mans in June 2008.

Zanko became manager of Le Mans B, who play in the Championnat de France amateur, in 2009. He led the team to successive mid-table finishes in 2009–10 and 2010–11. In December 2011, following the departure of Arnaud Cormier, Zanko was appointed as the first team manager at Le Mans. On 28 June 2017, Zanko was presented as the new manager of the reserve team of Toulouse FC

1981–82 Washington State Cougars men's basketball team

The 1981–82 Washington State Cougars men's basketball team represented Washington State University for the 1981–82 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by tenth-year head coach George Raveling, the Cougars were members of the Pacific-10 Conference and played their home games on campus at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington; the Cougars were 16–14 overall in the regular season and 10–8 in conference play, fifth in the standings. There was no conference tournament yet. Washington State hosted the first two rounds in the West regional of the 48-team NCAA Tournament at Beasley Coliseum; the highest seeds, conference champions #2 Oregon State and #3 Idaho, had both defeated WSU on the tartan court this season. Sports Reference – Washington State Cougars: 1981–82 basketball season