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Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky (Soviet Union)

The Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky was a Soviet award named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hetman of the Ukrainian Cossack Hetmanate The award was first established on October 10, 1943, by the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the USSR during World War II. The order was discontinued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A similar award, the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, was begun on May 3, 1995, by Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of victory in the German-Soviet War The General Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko, poet Mykola Bazhan initiated the idea to create this award; the order was created during World War II and was awarded to Soviet Armed Forces personnel and the members of the Ukrainian Front for their exceptional duty in combat operations that led to the liberation of Soviet territory. The Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky was broken down into three different classes: 1st class, 2nd class and 3rd class. General Alexei Danilov became the first recipient of the 1st class Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky.

The 1st class medal is awarded to army commanders at the front, for successful direction of combat operations that led to the liberation of a region or town where they were successful in inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Altogether 323 people were awarded Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1st class. Distinguished people who received this order were several future Marshals of the Soviet Union including Sergey Biryuzov, Kirill Moskalenko, Matvei Zakharov and Petr Koshevoi amongst others; the 2nd class medal is awarded to corps, brigade or battalion commanders for a breach of a defensive enemy line or a raid into the enemy's rear. 2400 people were awarded Order of 2nd class. The 3rd class medal is awarded to officers, partisan commanders, sergeants and privates of the Red Army and partisan units for outstanding bravery and resourcefulness leading to a battle victory. 5700 people were awarded Order of 3rd class. Most of them were either Red Army soldiers who fought on Ukrainian partisans; the Order was discontinued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

In 1995 Ukraine established the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. Although it is the same name it is a different medal. Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky president.gov.ua - Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi

Khalid Abdulrahman

Khalid Abdulrahman is a Saudi singer, musician and songwriter. He first published poetry under the pseudonym "Mukhawe Al Layl" which translates to'Night Dweller' before revealing his true identity, he regarded the night as his close friend because he used to stay up late writing poems in the night silence. Though Khalid didn't want to be famous for his singing as he wanted to be for his poetry and retired for a month, but peers and fellow artist urged him to take up singing again, he started singing in 1981. Some of his top songs are "Ahat", "Sarihini", "Sudiqini", "Khuberooh", "Tedhkar", "Al-ata" and a lot more, he released an album Rouh Rouhey in 2008. It contains 8 songs which looked like his last album because the death of his friend Prince Sultan-Bin-Abdulazeez. At the last moment he changed his mind and continued his career, Khalideat 2010, Thani 2013, La Yrooh Balk 2014 Al Hob Alkabeer 2016. Khalid Abdulrahman on Twitter

ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center

ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center known as the Memorial Center, popularly referred to as the "Mini-Dome", is an 8,539-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Until 2014, it hosted women's basketball teams, it serves as the indoor venue for tennis and track. At one time, the facility hosted ETSU's football team, but the school discontinued its football program at the end of the 2003 season as a cost-cutting measure; the football team did not return to the facility. Stadium in 2017, it was the host of the 2006 and 2007 Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball tournaments, the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships from 2001 to 2011. The Mini-Dome has hosted non-athletic events that could not be housed in an indoor setting on most American college campuses, such as national indoor championships for free flight model aircraft. In December 2009, the Tennessee Board of Regents approved the renaming of Memorial Center to ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center, adding the name of the hospital system headquartered in Johnson City to the official name of the Mini-Dome.

On October 16, 2010, the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center hosted a National Basketball Association exhibition game between the New Orleans Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. Dominating the campus skyline, the building was opened in 1977 as an attempt to increase attendance at the university's struggling football program and to help its recruiting, but as a large, multi-purpose campus building; the contract ran both well over budget and the allotted time, with the eventual opening occurring two football seasons than had been planned. The building has had its successes but never put the Buccaneer football program on the map, despite being one of few on-campus domed stadiums in the United States; the decision was made by ETSU president Dr. Paul Stanton for ETSU to drop football following the conclusion of the 2003 season. For the 2006–2007 academic year and basketball season, the Mini-Dome's occupancy was decreased to around 6,800 due to fire code restrictions. Efforts are underway to build a true basketball arena on campus, but the Mini-Dome will remain intact due to the large number of offices and training facilities it contains, as well as the enormous cost of demolition.

In 2006–2007, ETSU made an attempt to bring back the football program, but it failed when the student body voted down an increase in the athletic fee, needed to fund it. The Mini-Dome was not considered as a possible venue for the new program; the interior of the Mini-Dome is pictured in the ending moments of the film We Are Marshall during a sequence of highlights of the Marshall University football team. Facilities - Home - Official Site of East Tennessee State Athletics

Jan Åge Fjørtoft

Jan Åge Fjørtoft is a former Norwegian footballer. A powerful centre forward with goalscoring ability, he played professionally in Norway, Austria and Germany, he scored 20 goals for Norway. His nickname was Fjøra. Fjørtoft started his senior-career at Hødd as 17-year old, scoring 9 league goals in 17 matches in the 1984 season. In the 1985 season he scored 25 league goals in 22 games. After starting in Norway with Hødd, HamKam and Lillestrøm and spending four seasons in the Austrian Bundesliga with Rapid Wien – where he became only the second foreigner to be Player of the Year in 1989 – Fjørtoft spent several seasons in England during the 1990s, he joined Swindon Town in the summer of 1993 following their promotion to the Premiership, costing the Wiltshire club a record £500,000. He had a slow start to his career at Swindon endured a terrible start to their first top division campaign, failing to win any of their first 16 games. Fjørtoft failed to find the net until after Christmas, but scored 13 goals from his final 17 games, including a hat-trick in a 3–1 win against Coventry City on 5 February 1994.

However, it was not enough to prevent Swindon from going down in bottom place with a mere five league wins having conceded 100 league goals. Fjørtoft continued to score during 1994–95 and helped Swindon reach the League Cup semi-finals, but their league form was disastrous once more and he transferred to Middlesbrough on 23 March 1995 for £1.3million. By this stage, he had scored 25 goals in all competitions for the Robins and was one of the highest scorers in the English league that season. Meanwhile, Fjørtoft was a regular player for Middlesbrough as soon as he joined the club, helped them finish the season as Division One champions. Due to a restructuring of the league, they were the only team to gain automatic promotion to the Premiership in 1995, he was a regular player throughout the 1995–96 campaign and, as the Norwegian partnered Brazilian playmaker Juninho, Boro finished in a respectable 12th place. Fjørtoft had scored six goals from 26 Premier League games, but the arrival of Italian striker Fabrizio Ravanelli pushed him down the pecking order for 1996–97, he was sold to Division One promotion chasers Sheffield United for £700,000 on 31 January 1997.

In his final game for Middlesbrough Fjørtoft scored a crucial goal against Hednesford Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Boro would go on to reach the final after his departure. After the Blades lost to Crystal Palace in the playoff final, he played at United until 15 January 1998, when he joined newly promoted Barnsley to have another crack at the Premiership, he was unable though, to prevent Barnsley's only season at Premier League level ending in relegation, although scoring six goals in 15 Premiership games. He left Barnsley in November 1998 to join Eintracht Frankfurt, calling time on his five-year spell in England. Fjørtoft's next stop came in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt, he became a cult hero for the club, scoring a decisive 89th-minute goal in the final game of the 1998–99 season, saying to himself melancholically: "probably the best goal this season", keeping Eintracht up. He returned home to Norway with Stabæk, finished his career with Lillestrøm in 2002, retiring at the age of 35.

Between 1986 and 1996, Fjørtoft collected 71 caps for Norway, being part of the nation's squad in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where he appeared as a starter against Mexico and Italy. Lillestrøm1. Divisjon: 1989MiddlesbroughFootball League First Division: 1994–95Individual1. Divisjon top scorer: 1988 Player of the year in Austria: 1989 Football League First Division Team of The year: 1994–95 After his retirement, Fjørtoft worked as a football commentator for NRK and did his coaching badges, but resigned when he took over the Director of Football role at Lillestrøm. After four and a half years as the director of football, he quit his job at LSK at the end of the 2008 season. Since 2004 he has worked as a pundit at Viasat. First as an anchor, but the last year you meet him around Europe doing his interviews with the players/coaches/leaders of the Champions League teams, he runs his own "Strategic Consultant -- company" with customers in internationally. He was chairman of MTG's foundation "MTG United for Peace" and had the same role at Millicom.

2011-2014 he worked as a football pundit on Sky Germany. Since 2008 Fjørtoft has worked as an advisor for the Norwegian Football Association. In that job being at "Handshake for Peace" from the start when the founder, Kjetil Siem. April 2014 Fjørtoft was named Team manager of the National Team, working close with the national coach, Per-Mathias Høgmo. In January 2015 Fjørtoft was chosen by the Minister for Sport of Norway to lead a Strategic Group that will advise the government how to use the sport in the best possible way for the society. Fjørtoft's son, played for the Duke Blue Devils soccer team and was drafted in 2018 by Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer. After a spell with Southern United in New Zealand, Markus signed for Scottish club Hamilton Academical in April 2019. Markus has worked as Fjørtoft's personal assistant at Viasat. Jan Åge Fjørtoft – FIFA competition record Premier League profile Profile at Sporting Heroes.net

Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel

Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel, Countess of Nevers was the suo jure Countess of Rethel, a title which she inherited at the age of nine upon the death of her mother, Charlotte of Nevers, Sovereign Countess of Rethel, on 23 August 1500. She was the wife of Charles II of Count of Nevers. Marie was born in the Chateau de Cuffy, France on 25 March 1491, the eldest child of Jean d'Albret, Sire of Orval, Governor of Champagne, Charlotte of Nevers, Countess of Rethel, she had two younger sisters, Charlotte d'Albret, wife of Odet de Foix, Count of Comminges. She had two illegitimate half-siblings, Jacques d'Albret, Bishop of Nevers, Françoise d'Albret, Abbess of Notre Dame de Nevers, her paternal grandparents were Arnaud Amanieu d'Albret, Sire d'Orval and Isabelle de La Tour d'Auvergne, daughter of Bertrand V de La Tour, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne and Jacquette du Peschin. Her maternal grandparents were John II, Count of Nevers, Count of Rethel and Pauline de Bosse-Bretagne. Marie's paternal great-great-grandfather was Charles d'Albret, Constable of France, killed while commanding the French troops at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.

Marie became the sovereign Countess of Rethel at the age of nine upon the death of her mother, Charlotte, at the Chateau de Meillan-en-Berry, who had herself held the suo jure title. On 25 January 1504, Marie married her cousin, Charles II of Cleves, Count of Nevers, the son of Engelbert, Count of Nevers and Charlotte of Bourbon-Vendôme. Upon her marriage she became the Countess of Nevers. Together Charles and Marie had a son: Francis I of Cleves, 1st Duke of Nevers, Count of Rethel on 19 January 1538 at the Louvre Palace he married Marguerite of Bourbon-La Marche, daughter of Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme and Françoise of Alençon, by whom he had six children including Henriette of Cleves, heiress to the Duchy of Nevers and County of Rethel, who in her own turn married Louis I Gonzaga of Mantua. Marie became a widow in 1521. In 1539, she took the title of Duchess of Nevers, although in point of fact, her son Francis was the suo jure duke. On 27 October 1549 Marie died at the Hotel de Nevers in Paris at the age of fifty-eight.

Her son Francis succeeded her as Count of Rethel. Marie d'Albret had many illustrious descendants including Eleanor Gonzaga, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, King Louis XVI of France and the latter's consort Marie Antoinette. Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Gascony and Nobility thePeerage.com Person Page-4300