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Lyon College

Lyon College is a independent liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Batesville, Arkansas. Founded in 1872, it is the oldest independent college in Arkansas. Located in Batesville, the college was founded in 1872 and is the oldest independent college in Arkansas. In 1871, state leaders narrowed down choices for the potential flagship location of a state college to either Fayetteville or Batesville. Fayetteville and Washington County residents collaboratively offered financial backing to establish the college in Fayetteville, Batesville lost the bid. However, Rev. Isaac J. Long, along with others involved with the Presbyterian church, decided to open their own college there soon after, which they named Arkansas College at Batesville; the charter was signed by Governor Ozra Amander Hadley on October 24, 1872. Morrow Hall was the college's first permanent building, occupied in 1873; the Long family led the college until Dr. Paul M. McCain became president of the college in 1952.

It was renamed Lyon College in 1994, after the Lyon family of Arkansas. Frank Lyon Sr. served on the board of trustees from 1946 to 1988, including as chairman from 1977 to 1987. Frank Lyon Jr. served on the board for more than 30 years, until his death in 2015. He served as chair of the board for four years. Frank Lyon Jr. and Jane Lyon gave the largest gift in the college's history of $10 million. W. Joseph King became president in July 2017. King succeeded Donald V. Weatherman, who served as president from 2009 until he retired in 2017. Melissa Taverner was named provost in February 2018. Lyon College is classified among "Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus". In 2019, the college was listed at #50 on the "Top Performers of Social Mobility" published by U. S. News & World Report; as of 2020, Lyon College was ranked #164-#215 among "National Liberal Arts Colleges" U. S. News & World Report; the college was located in the "downtown" block that the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville now occupies.

In the 1920s, the college moved to East End Heights neighborhood, known as the middle campus. The college added more buildings in between 1991 and 1994, including the Holloway Theatre, Lyon Business and Economics Building, President's Residence, Bradley Manor, Upper Division Residence Hall, Young House; the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics was completed in December 2003, followed by the Kelley Baseball Complex, in January 2004. The size of the current campus is 136 acres. In October 2010, a fire damaged the Edwards Commons Dining Hall; the building was named after John W. Edwards and Lucille Welman Edwards, who funded the building. Reconstruction of the building began in October 2011. Lyon college added two new residence halls, named Whiteside and Wilson, in October 2015; the campus includes an 18-hole disc golf course, open to the public. Student enrollment was 655, all undergraduate, as of 2019. Lyon College has a Scottish Heritage Program that provides scholarships and hosts the Arkansas Scottish Festival every April.

The program started a campus pipe band that includes Lyon College students and staff, along with volunteer musicians from Batesville and surrounding areas. The pipe band has performed locally in Arkansas as well as in Scotland; the college adopted a pet-friendly policy in January 2018 that allows students to own pets while living in the on-campus dormitories. It began offering obedience classes for animals and animal-friendly facilities, including a coffee shop and a dog park called the Schram Bark Park; the college has a student-run honor code and a freshman orientation system that runs from before the start of freshman year until the end of the first year. Lyon College has a endowed two-week study abroad program called the Nichols Program. In 2019, Lyon College initiated an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and Military Science and Leadership concentration; the program is an affiliate of the Arkansas State University ROTC program. The college has basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball and volleyball teams.

In January 2014, the college added women's wrestling to its athletic offerings. The teams play in the American Midwest Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Football was added in 2015, which prompted the construction of new residence halls and a 5,500 sq foot field house; the Lyon College football team is part of the Sooner Athletic Conference of the NAIA. The college is the only member of National Association of Collegiate Esports in the state of Arkansas. Lyon College's mascot is the Scots. Kevin Jenkins is the athletic director; the college fields an intramural sports program. Official website

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a 14th-century historical novel attributed to Luo Guanzhong. It is set in the turbulent years towards the end of the Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, starting in 169 AD and ending with the reunification of the land in 280; the story – part historical, part legend, part mythical – romanticises and dramatises the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, who tried to replace the dwindling Han dynasty or restore it. While the novel follows hundreds of characters, the focus is on the three power blocs that emerged from the remnants of the Han dynasty, would form the three states of Cao Wei, Shu Han, Eastern Wu; the novel deals with the plots and military battles and struggles of these states to achieve dominance for 100 years. Romance of the Three Kingdoms is acclaimed as one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature; the novel is among the most beloved works of literature in East Asia, its literary influence in the region has been compared to that of the works of Shakespeare on English literature.

It is arguably the most read historical novel in late imperial and modern China. According to Andrew H. Plaks, stories from the heroes of the Three Kingdoms was the basis of entertainment dating back to the Sui and Tang dynasty. Plaks states, "By Sung times several contemporary accounts inform us that there existed professional oral storytellers who specialized in the Three Kingdoms hero cycles." The earliest written work to combine these stories was a pinghua, Sanguozhi Pinghua, published sometime between 1321 and 1323. Romance of the Three Kingdoms is traditionally attributed to Luo Guanzhong, a playwright who lived sometime between 1315 and 1400 known for compiling historical plays in styles which were prevalent during the Yuan period, it was first printed in 1522 as Sanguozhi Tongsu Yanyi in an edition which bore a spurious preface date 1494. The text may well have circulated before either date in handwritten manuscripts. In any case, whether an earlier or date of composition, whether or not Luo Guanzhong was responsible, the author made use of available historical records, including the Records of the Three Kingdoms compiled by Chen Shou, which covered events from the Yellow Turban Rebellion in 184 to the unification of the Three Kingdoms under the Jin dynasty in 280.

The novel includes material from Tang dynasty poetic works, Yuan dynasty operas and his own personal interpretation of elements such as virtue and legitimacy. The author combined this historical knowledge with a gift for storytelling to create a rich tapestry of personalities. Several versions of the expanded Sanguozhi are extant today. Luo Guanzhong's version in 24 volumes, known as the Sanguozhi Tongsu Yanyi, is now held in the Shanghai Library in China, Tenri Central Library in Japan, several other major libraries. Various 10-volume, 12-volume and 20-volume recensions of Luo's text, made between 1522 and 1690, are held at libraries around the world. However, the standard text familiar to general readers is a recension by Mao Lun and his son Mao Zonggang. In the 1660s, during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor in the Qing dynasty, Mao Lun and Mao Zonggang edited the text, fitting it into 120 chapters, abbreviating the title to Sanguozhi Yanyi; the text was reduced from 900,000 to 750,000 characters.

Scholars have long debated whether the Maos' viewpoint was pro-Qing. The famous opening lines of the novel, "The empire, long divided, must unite, thus it has been", long understood to be Luo's introduction and cyclical philosophy, were added by the Maos in their revised edition of 1679. None of the earlier editions contained this phrase. In addition, Mao added Yang Shen's The Immortals by the River as the famous introductory poem to the novel; the earlier editions, spend less time on the process of division, which they found painful, far more time on the process of reunification and the struggles of the heroes who sacrificed for it. One of the greatest achievements of Romance of the Three Kingdoms is the extreme complexity of its stories and characters; the novel contains numerous subplots. The following consists of some well-known highlights in the novel. In the final years of the Eastern Han dynasty, treacherous eunuchs and villainous officials deceived the emperor and persecuted good officials.

The government became corrupt on all levels, leading to widespread deterioration of the Han Empire. During the reign of Emperor Ling, the Yellow Turban Rebellion broke out under the leadership of Zhang Jiao; the rebellion was suppressed by imperial forces led by the general He Jin. Upon Emperor Ling's death, He Jin installed the young Emperor Shao on the throne and took control of the central government; the Ten Attendants, a group of influential court eunuchs, feared that He Jin was growing too powerful, so they lured him into the palace and assassinated him. In revenge, He Jin's supporters br

List of state leaders in 1659

This is a list of heads of state, heads of governments, other rulers in the year 1659. Kingdom of Bamum – Ngouloure Kingdom of DahomeyHouegbadja Ethiopian EmpireFasilides Ayutthaya KingdomNarai China Qing dynasty – Shunzhi Emperor Southern MingPrince of Gui Kingdom of Coorg - Muddu Raja I Empire of Japan – Monarch – Go-Sai Tokugawa shogunateTokugawa Ietsuna Ryukyu KingdomShō Shitsu JoseonHyojong Hyeonjong Mughal EmpireAurangzeb Kingdom of Denmark–NorwayFrederick III Commonwealth of EnglandRichard Cromwell, Lord Protector of England and Ireland Kingdom of FranceLouis XIV Holy Roman EmpireLeopold I Moldavia – George Gica, Voivode of Moldavia Constantin Șerban, Voivode of Moldavia Ştefăniţă Lupu, Voivode of Moldavia Ottoman Empire Sultan- Mehmed IV, the Hunter, Ottoman Sultan Grand Vizier - Köprülü Mehmed Pasha Papal StatesPope Alexander VII Polish–Lithuanian CommonwealthJan II Kazimierz Vasa Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves – Monarch – Afonso VI RegentLuisa de Guzmán Republic of VeniceGiovanni Pesaro, Doge of Venice Domenico Contarini, Doge of Venice Tsardom of RussiaAleksey I Duchy of SavoyCharles Emmanuel II Scotland – Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of England and Ireland Kingdom of SpainPhilip IV Kingdom of SwedenCharles X Gustav Grand Duchy of TuscanyFerdinando II de' Medici United Provinces Estates of Friesland, Guelders, Overijssel, Zeeland Grand Pensionary of Holland - Johan de Witt Willem Frederik, Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen WallachiaMihnea III, Voivode of Wallachia George Ghica, Voivode of Wallachia

Jack Leswick

Jack Leswick was a Canadian ice hockey centre for the Chicago Black Hawks. His only NHL season came in 1934. Jack Leswick played 3½ seasons for the Duluth Hornets of the AHA, he spent the second half of 1932–33 playing for the Wichita Blue Jays. He began the 1934 season in the AHA playing for the Kansas City Greyhounds. Leswick was called up to the Chicago Black Hawks shortly after the beginning of the 1934 season, he played 37 games, scoring 1 goal and 7 assists and was assessed 16 penalty minutes, as Chicago won the Stanley Cup championship that spring. Leswick wore uniform #9 with the Chicago Black Hawks. Leswick died in the off-season after the 1933-34 season, his body was found in the Assiniboine River without other valuables. Leswick's death was ruled either a accident by the Winnipeg Coroner. 1934 Stanley Cup Championship Two of Leswick's brothers and Tony, played in the NHL. Pete played with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins and Tony spent 12 seasons in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings.

Tony won 3 Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1952, 1954, 1955. Leswick's nephew is former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra. List of ice hockey players who died during their playing career Hockey Hall of Fame Biography Jack Leswick career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Harry Tyrer

Henry "Harry" Tyrer was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers and Darwen. Harry Tyrer made his League debut on 15 September 1888, playing as a winger, at Pike's Lane home of Bolton Wanderers; the opposition were Burnley and Bolton Wanderers lost the match 4–3. When Harry Tyrer played as a winger against Burnley on 15 September 1888 he was 20 years 51 days old. Harry Tyrer scored his debut League goal on 29 September 1888, playing as a winger, at Pike's Lane when the opposition were Everton. Harry Tyrer scored the second and third goals as Bolton Wanderers won the match 6–2. Harry Tyrer played in 14 of the 22 League games played by Bolton Wanderers in season 1888-89 and scored two League goals. Harry Tyrer played as a winger in a Bolton Wanderers midfield that assisted the team achieve big wins on two separate occasions. Harry Tyrer two League goals came in the same match

Roman Catholic Diocese of Osma-Soria

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Osma-Soria is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Burgos, Soria Province, in the Castilla y Leon region of northern Spain. Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, in El Burgo de Osma, it has a co-cathedral, Concatedral de San Pedro, dedicated to St. Peter, in Soria, a minor basilica: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Miagros Miagros, in Ágreda, Castile and León, Spain. Established circa 600 as Diocese of Osma Lost territory in 1077 to the Diocese of Nájera Renamed on 9 March 1959 as Diocese of Osma-Soria, as Soria gets a co-cathedral As per 2014, it pastorally served 80,000 Catholics on 10,287 km² in 542 parishes and 19 missions with 128 priests, 212 lay religious and 1 seminarian. Very incomplete: lacking first centuriesSuffragan Bishops of OsmaPedro de Bourges, Benedictine Order Raimundo, next Metropolitan Archbishop of Toledo Beltrán Esteban Juan Bernardo Miguel, O. S.

B. García Martín Bazán Diego de Acebes Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Cistercian Order Menendo Pedro Ramírez de Piedrola, next Bishop of Pamplona Juan, next Bishop of Burgos Pedro de Peñafiel Gil Agustin Pérez Juan Alvarez Juan Pérez de Ascaron Bernabé Bishop of Badajoz Gonzalo Alfonso Fernando de Toledo y Vargas, Augustinians Metropolitan Archbishop of Sevilla. Quattro Coronati, Archpriest of Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran Juan de Cerezuela y Luna, next Metropolitan Archbishop of Sevilla, Metropolitan Archbishop of Toledo Pedro de Castilla de Eril, next Bishop of Palencia Roberto Moya Pedro García de Montoya Francisco de Santillana, next Bishop of Córdoba Apostolic Administrator Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza, while Apostolic Administrator of Archdiocese of Sevilla, Apostolic Administrator of Diocese of Sigüenza, transferred Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme.