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Speed skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics

At the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, five speed skating events were contested, all for men. The competitions were held on Saturday, January 26, 1924 and on Sunday, January 27, 1924. Charles Jewtraw won the first gold medal of the 1924 Winter Games, Clas Thunberg and Roald Larsen each won medals in all five events, with Thunberg winning 3 gold. Eleven speed skaters competed in all four individual events. A total of 31 speed skaters from ten nations competed at the Chamonix Games: Belgium Canada Finland France Great Britain Latvia Norway Poland Sweden United States International Olympic Committee results database Official Report "Results of the 1924 Olympic Games Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 7 September 2012

Acronym Finder

Acronym Finder is a free online searchable dictionary and database of abbreviations and their meanings. The entries are classified into categories such as Information Technology, Military/Government, Slang/Pop Culture etc, it contains a database of US and Canadian postal codes. For abbreviations with multiple meanings they are listed by popularity with the most common one being listed first; as of 2018 it claims to have over a million "human-edited" and verified definitions. Acronym Finder was registered and the database put online by Michael K. Molloy of Colorado in 1997, but he began compiling it in 1985, working as a computer systems officer for the USAF. Molloy first saw the need of an acronym list while integrating computers at the Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, his first acronym list running up to 30 pages; when he had retired and put AF online in 1997, his list had 43,000 acronyms. It began as a list of Military/Government abbreviations before expanding to other areas. Molloy and his wife served as the editors of the website, verifying user submissions for abbreviations and adding others they found to the database.

Molloy has provided opinions on abbreviations such as "MSG" which Madison Square Garden wanted as a domain name, claiming trademark to the abbreviated letters. He stated that MSG stood for more common things such as monosodium glutamate and message, among others; the Garden in the end came to own msg.com. The website was maintained under Mountain Data Systems, LLC by Molloy, before being sold off and coming under the ownership of Farlex, Inc. publishers of Thefreedictionary.com. The website contains a database of meanings and expansions for abbreviations, initialisms in English but includes some entries in other languages such as French, Spanish etc. as well. It is accessible; the entries are further classified into categories such as Information Technology, Military/Government, Slang/Pop Culture etc. It contains a database of US and Canadian postal codes which are shown on a Map along with location information. Abbreviations with multiple expansions are listed by popularity with the most common one being presented first, these can be sorted alphabetically as well.

Anyone can contribute to the database by submitting abbreviations and their meanings, these are reviewed by an by editor and categorized before being added to the database. While the database has been described as accurate errors have been found in the meanings and expansions of abbreviations; the website does not list sources for the abbreviations and their meanings but it does identify people who have contributed more than 50 abbreviations to the database. The database only contains abbreviations and their expansions and does not list other data such as grammatical category, source, field of the abbreviation etc. Farlex, Inc. the current owner of the website publishes mobile apps for the Android and iOS operating systems. Acronym Finder includes a Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector, a light-hearted tool that randomly generates jargon-like phrases and abbreviations — initialisms that would be unpronounceable as acronyms — and meanings from 30 cleverly chosen buzz words; the website is supported through advertisements.

The website is listed as a quick reference tool in directories like Stanford Library, Library of Congress, USC Library. It has been cited as the largest database of acronyms and has been used in computational studies for its database. Listings of abbreviations on the website have been used as a defense that an abbreviation is in public use and cannot be trademarked. While in some trademark cases citations for AF have been accepted it has been described as an unreliable reference in others, it has garnered criticism for the fact that anyone can submit abbreviations to the site and the content is user generated. Mike Molloy the site's original owner had defended that each submission is verified before being added to the database. Official Website

Pipiza austriaca

Pipiza austriaca is a species of hoverfly, from the family Syrphidae, in the order Diptera. External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera Wing length 6–8 mm. Hind femora thickened, with a large ventral ridge. Wing with darkened cloud. Thorax and abdomen pale-haired; the larva is figured by Goeldlin See references for determination. Palearctic Atlantic Europe. All Europe if older determinations are correct. Habitat:Quercus woodland clearings thickets of Rubus fruticosus along hedges, field-margins with a tall herb layer Atlantic scrub along hedges, field-margins with tall herb vegetation. Flowers visited include umbellifers, Ranunculus. Flies mid-June to end August. Pipiza larvae are predators of gall forming aphids

Claes Kronberg

Claes Phillip Kronberg is a Danish footballer who plays as a full-back for Sandnes Ulf. Kronberg was born on Falster where he played for Nykøbing FC. Kronberg joined Sarpsborg 08 in 2011, he made his debut for Sarpsborg 08 in a 3-1 loss against Lillestrøm. In July 2013 he changed his surname to Kronberg. Kronberg joined Viking ahead of the 2016 season. After the 2018 season, Viking did not renew Kronberg's contract and thus he left the club. On 19 June 2019, Kronberg signed for Sandnes Ulf after training with them for several months, he made his debut for the club the same day when Sandnes Ulf lost 1–2 against his former club Viking in the third round of the 2019 Norwegian Cup. As of 4 November 2019 Claes Kronberg at Soccerway

Michio Hoshino

Michio Hoshino was a Japanese-born nature photographer. He hailed from Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. Considered one of the most accomplished nature photographers of his era and compared to Ansel Adams, Hoshino specialized in photographing Alaskan wildlife until he was killed by a brown bear while on assignment in Kurilskoye Lake, Russia in 1996. Lynn Schooler's book The Blue Bear relates the story of the author's friendship with Hoshino, a man he admired for his skill as a photographer and his humanity. Schooler is a wilderness guide. Another book, The Only Kayak by Kim Heacox, describes Hoshino's journeys to Glacier Bay as well as his own close personal friendship with Hoshino. A memorial totem pole was raised in Alaska, on August 8, 2008, in honor of his work. Relatives and witnesses from Japan, including his widow, attended the ceremony. Hoshino's wife and son survive him. Michio's interest in Alaska began at the age of 19, when he bought a photo book showing the village of Shishmaref. Wanting to see it for himself, he sent a letter to the village's mayor, who replied six months inviting him to visit.

The following summer, he spent three months there, helping to catch fish. Grizzly. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1987. ISBN 0-87701-431-0; the Grizzly Bear Family Book. North-South Books, 1997. ISBN 1-55858-701-2. For young readers. Hoshino's Alaska. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8118-5651-5. Moose. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1988. Hardback ISBN 0-87701-503-1. Paperback ISBN 0-87701-494-9. Schooler, Lynn; the Blue Bear. New York: Harper Collins, 2002. ISBN 0-06-093573-1. New York: Ecco, 2002. ISBN 0-06-621085-2. Heacox, Kim; the Only Kayak. Giulford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2005. ISBN 1-59228-715-8 Hoshino's site J'Lit | Authors: Michio Hoshino | Books from Japan Coming Home: The Photographs of Michio Hoshino Michio Hoshino Photo Gallery - by AnimalsandEarth Interview with Lynn Schooler about The Blue Bear Gaia Symphony Documentary series