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Methoni, Messenia

Methoni is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is a municipal unit; the municipal unit has an area of 97.202 km2. Its name may be derived from a mythical rock, it is located 11 km south of 11 km west of Foinikounta. The municipal unit of Methoni includes the nearby villages of Grizokampos, Foiniki, Varakes, Kainourgio Chorio, Kamaria and the Oinnoussai Islands; the islands are Sapientza and Santa Marina. The town is known by the Italian name Modone, which it was called by the Venetians, its economy is dominated by tourism, attracted by its historical castle. The municipal unit of Methoni is subdivided into the following communities: Methoni Evangelismos Foiniki Foinikounta Kainourgio Chorio Lachanada Methoni has been identified as the city of Pedasus, which Homer mentions under the name "ampeloessa", as the last of the seven εὐναιόμενα πτολίεθρα that Agamemnon offers Achilles in order to subdue his rage.

Pausanias knew the city as Mothone, named either after the daughter of Oeneus or after the rock Mothon, which protects the harbour, mentioned a temple to Athena Anemotis there. The Oinoussai complex of islands protected the port of Methoni from the turbulent sea. Along with the rest of Messenia, the town gained its independence from the Spartans in 369 BC. Like other Mediterranean coastal settlements, Methoni was heavily affected by the tsunami that followed the earthquake in AD 365. Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus wrote that as a result of the earthquake some ships had been "hurled nearly two miles from the shore", giving as an example a Laconian vessel, stranded "near the town of Methone". During the Byzantine years Methoni retained its remarkable harbor and remained one of the most important cities of the Peloponnese, seat of a bishopric; the Republic of Venice had its eye on Methoni since the 12th century, due to its location on the route from Venice to the Eastern markets. In 1125, they launched an attack against pirates based at Methoni, who had captured some Venetian traders on their way home from the east.

In the mid-12th century, the Muslim traveller and geographer al-Idrisi mentioned Methoni as a fortified town with a citadel. At the time of the fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade, one of the Crusaders, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, was shipwrecked near Methoni, he spent the winter of 1204/5 there, he came into contact with a local Greek magnate—identified by some scholars with a certain John Kantakouzenos—and aided him in subduing much of the region. Villehardouin's sojourn there was brief, since the Greek magnate died, his son and successor turned against Villehardouin, forced to flee Messenia, made for the Argolid, where a Crusader army under Boniface of Montferrat had arrived. From there and another Crusader, William of Champlitte, led the conquest of the Peloponnese from the local Greeks and the establishment of a Crusader principality, the Principality of Achaea. In the treaty of partition of the Byzantine Empire by the Crusaders, the Partitio Romaniae, most of the peninsula had been assigned to the Republic of Venice in the treaty of partition, but the Venetians did not take action to pre-empt or hinder Champlitte and Villehardouin.

It was not until 1206 or 1207 that a Venetian fleet under Premarini and the son of the Doge Enrico Dandolo arrived in the Peloponnese, captured Methoni, along with Koroni. Venice and the Principality of Achaea came to terms, recognizing each other's possessions in the Treaty of Sapienza. Koroni was fortified. Roman Catholic bishops were installed in the two local dioceses, who were both suffragans of the Latin Archbishopric of Patras. Under Venetian rule, the town experienced its zenith, becoming an important center for trade with the Levant and enjoying great prosperity. Methoni became an important staging point on the route between Venice and the Holy Lands, many descriptions of it survive in pilgrims' accounts. With the Ottoman conquest of the Despotate of the Morea, the town came under threat. In 1499–1500, Ottoman ships raided the town from the sea, while Sultan Bayezid II in person arrived to supervise its siege. After 28 days, on 9 August 1500, Methoni fell; the populace was either sold off as slaves.

In 1532, the Knights Hospitaller recaptured the fortress and left with 1,600 Muslim prisoners. The Venetians returned under Francesco Morosini in 1686 during the Morean War. A Venetian census shortly afterwards lists Methoni with only 236 inhabitants, indicative of the general depopulation of the region during that time; the second period of Venetian rule lasted until 1715, when the Grand Vizier Damad Ali Pasha invaded the Peloponnese. Although strengthened by the garrisons of Navarino and Koroni, who fled their fortresses, Methoni surrendered once the Ottoman army arrived and began to besiege it; the Grand Vizier ordered his troops to kill all Christians

Skal Labissière

Skal Labissière is a Haitian professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, before playing one season of college basketball for Kentucky. Labissière has played for the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers. Labissière was born in Port-au-Prince in Haiti, his basketball career began at the Collège Canado-Haïtien, a junior-senior high school in Port-au-Prince, which participated in school championships organized by the Comité Interscolaire de Basket-ball Amateur and the Association de Basket-ball Interscolaire. During the 2010 Haiti earthquake, his family's home collapsed with Labissière, his mother and his brother inside. All three remained trapped under debris for three hours, his legs were pinned, causing them to go numb, Labissière was unable to walk for a few weeks after. A few months following the earthquake, Labissière moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to live with Gerald Hamilton, who ran the Reach Your Dream Foundation that brings international athletes to the United States as young prospects.

Labissière attended Evangelical Christian School in Memphis and started to play varsity basketball as an eighth-grader. When he had first arrived, Labissière spoke little English and required a French interpreter in all of his classes. After three to four months, he became fluent. In 2014, he left the school his senior year and enrolled at Lausanne Collegiate School located in Memphis, but because of the move he was ruled by TSSAA as ineligible to play basketball at Lausanne for the season. So instead, Labissière played for Gerald Hamilton's Reach Your Dream Prep Academy team, where he averaged 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. Labissière was rated as a five-star recruit, was considered among the best players in his class, he committed to the University of Kentucky to play college basketball. UK's coach, John Calipari, offered Labissière a scholarship before any other 2015 prospect, comparing him to Anthony Davis. At the start of the season, he was considered a potential number 1 draft pick for the 2016 NBA draft.

Labissière posted averages of 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 15.8 minutes per game in all 36 games while starting 18 of them for the 2015–16 Kentucky Wildcats. On April 5, 2016, Labissière declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. On June 23, 2016, Labissière was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 28th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, becoming the highest drafted Haitian player since Samuel Dalembert, his rights were traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft night, on July 15, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Kings. Labissière made his NBA debut on November 5, 2016, recording eight points and three rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench in a 117–91 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. On February 23, 2017, in just his ninth game of the season, Labissière had a season-high 12 points in a 116–100 win over the Denver Nuggets. On March 1, 2017, in his first career start, Labissière had 10 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes in a 109–100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

On March 15, 2017, he scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter of the Kings' 107–101 win over Phoenix, becoming the first rookie from the 2016 draft class to score at least 30. He had 11 rebounds to record his first career double-double, he became the youngest Kings player to record a 30-10 game and the fourth Kings player to do it as a reserves since the 1984–85 season. His points total was the highest for a Kings first-year player since teammate Ben McLemore scored 31 in 2013–14. Labissière became only the 41st player in NBA history to score at least 32 points while age 20 or younger—the only other player to achieve this feat in franchise history is Tyreke Evans. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. On December 5, 2017, Labissière was assigned to the Reno Bighorns, he was recalled by the Kings four days later. On January 2, 2018, Labissière recorded 17 points and a career-best 15 rebounds in a 131–111 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

On January 22, 2018, he scored a season-high 23 points in a 112–107 loss to Charlotte. On February 7, 2019, Labissière was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Caleb Swanigan. On April 10, Labissière started the season finale for Portland as the team was resting its rotation players for the playoffs. In 40 minutes of action, Labissière had 29 points and 15 rebounds, helping the Blazers overcome a 28-point deficit in a 136–131 win. On February 6, 2020, Labissière and cash considerations was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a future protected second-round draft pick. Career statistics and player information from, or Kentucky Wildcats bio

Association Citizens Educational Center

The Association Citizen's Educational Center is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization based in Tuzla and Herzegovina. Citizen's Educational Center is registered in the Register of Associations at the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the registration number of 959 book I. On the day of registration the Organization shall have legal personality and freedom of action by region throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Association „Citizen's Educational Center“ was established in Tuzla for act both locally and globally in order to animate people to participate in social life in order to promote civil society through programs of promotion of values on which members of associations and others can build their moral development and the integrity of general education, education through formal teaching and training staff and informal learning and the creation positive habits in all categories of citizens in terms of active attitude towards social events.

„Citizen's Educational Center“ seeks to become a relevant educational factor in order to improve civil society. - Operate and animate citizens to participate in social life in order to promote civil society through programs as:- General education in order to create conditions for job creation and employment. - Participation in the development of preventive programs healthy society. - Promotion of the values on which members of the association and others can build their moral development and integrity. - Education through formal teaching and training staff as well as informal learning, encouraging creative, productive development and conscious citizens. - Create positive habits among all categories of citizens in terms of active attitude towards social events, creating positive habits in the use of leisure time. - Organization to help poor and disadvantaged, help disabled people. - Developing all aspects of Educational work, education - pedagogic and informative activities. The citizen's Educational Center is pleased to offer a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Music Education.

The PBDME is a 30 credit hour program developed for in-service teachers and other educators and care givers. Earning a PBDE has many benefits, it allows educators an opportunity to grow and professionally by targeting and building their skills in specific areas. It opens up possibilities for lifelong learning and personal/career enhancement for individuals who do not have the time, inclination, or background to enrol in a formal graduate program. To be considered for the Citizen's Educational Center PBDME, candidates must meet the following requirements: • Have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all degree or after-degree programs. • Hold a Bachelor of Education degree • Students may be admitted to the General Stream, if they hold a bachelor's degree in an area other than Education, as long as they have two full years of related work experience. Students must submit a resume with their application. Students applying to the Counselling stream must have completed a B. Ed. Degree "Music educational program Avista" or "MEP Avista" is the first program of this type in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans.

The primary goals: - to provide music majors with a high quality elementary education. - to serve as an educational and cultural resource for the Association and local communities. - to provide opportunities for children to increase their musical skills and appreciation. - Improve the music and art knowledge of young people ages 6 to 16 in the City of Tuzla and region. The concept of MEP Avista Children from 6 – 16 years old get excited about taking their first music education; the „MEP AVISTA“ – presented in a relaxed and encouraging way, without a pass or fail to worry about and no marks are awarded, just positive and helpful comments written on the certificate by the professor – is an ideal introduction to the whole experience. The program gives them a goal to work towards as well as the thrill of receiving a certificate – something they can be proud of; the „MEP AVISTA“ is designed both to provide an assessment for pupils after nine to ten months’ tuition and to encourage the building of good musical and technical foundations.

Educational program includes all the sorts of skills beginners will be developing at this stage, such as a sense of pitch and rhythm, playing and quality of tone, the basics of musical perception. Total duration of the school program is 7 years. Students at the conclusion of a certain educational level may continue their education to the next level after which student receives a Certificate. At the end of the 7 years overall program the examiner will present the candidate with a Diploma of music The holder of the main activities and staff: The perpetrator of the entire program is Association „Citizen's Educational Center“ and „School of music arts“ founded by the Association. Professional staff at the program consists university graduate teachers/professors of music education and arts. Independent information portal, GEC Portal is engaged media on the Internet address at GEC Portal operates in a non-profit basis from 1 October 2011th, it occurs as a direct product of the development program EMvI MEDIA with a view to developing all aspects of information activities.

The primary role of the MEDIA EMvI project is dissemination of news and audio-visual content and entertainment through the grassroots population GEC Portal and all other media forms. Official CEC web portal on School of music arts a subdomen web page on CEC on GEC on GEC MAPLANDIA on

Pasteur (Paris Métro)

Pasteur is a station on Line 6 and Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 15th arrondissement. The platforms for both lines are situated underground, although Line 6 becomes elevated as it approaches northwest end of the station. Nearby are the Pasteur Institute and the Lycée Buffon; the station is located at the intersection of Rue de Boulevard Pasteur. On Line 6, the station is the first one underground on line from Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, after a long viaduct starting at Passy metro station; the station opened on 24 April 1906 following the extension of line 2 Sud from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 line 2 Sud became part of line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including Pasteur was rerouted from line 5 to line 6 in order to separate the tracks underground, as well as was elevated in certain sections; the line 12 platforms opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.

On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Paris Métro. The station is named after the Boulevard Pasteur, named after Louis Pasteur renowned French microbiologist and chemist, it was the location of the Barrière de Vaugirard, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General. The station was seen in the film Alice et Martin when the character of Alice looks out the window of a train as it descends underground. There are two entrances: the first, on the central median of Boulevard Pasteur, south of Rue de Vaugirard; the entrance of the North-South line is wrought iron, typical of this line, while the other entrance is in a Guimard style. The main theme of this station is Health; the platforms of Line 12 present research work led by Louis Pasteur. They are arranged with lighting strips and tympans in this colour; the benches are of beveled white tiling, unique case, the seats are Motte white. The tiling and the North-South ceramics are however well preserved.

This station, the station at Porte de Versailles and Porte de Clichy are only three stations on the network to mix these two decorative styles. The platforms of Line 6 are decorated in the Bruno-Gaudin style with bevelled white tiling, rounded white lighting strips, white ceramic advertising frames, beige Akiko seats and the station name on enamelled plate in Parisine font; the station is served by Lines 39, 70, 89 and 95 of the RATP Bus Network and, at night, by Lines N13 and N62 of the Noctilien network. Institut d'aménagement et d'urbanisme de la région d'Île-de-France Pasteur Institute Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital Lycée Buffon Musée Pasteur


Kudal is a census town in Sindhudurg district, India. It is situated on Karli River in southwest Maharashtara. Kudal is the fourth largest town in Sindhudurg after Malvan and Kankavli; as of 2011, the population is 16,015. Kudal supports one MIDC area. Kudal railway station is located on the Konkan Railway route and connects the town with Mumbai on the north and Mangalore on the south, it is a major stop for the Konkan Railway with many trains having a halt. The Deccan Odyssey train stops in Kudal. National Highway 66 passes through Kudal. Apart from that, it has two bus stations, a new one and old one; the old one is situated in market while the new one is just adjacent to the NH-66. Kudal is situated in centre of the Sindhudurg district and considered as one of the fastest growing towns in the region; the town is considered as one of the most antique settlements of the Konkan Region. It is a famous market for Alphonso Mango, exported to different cities in the india and differnt countries all over the world.

The town is renowned for the annual fair, organized at the Kudaleshwar temple. There are a number of attractions that lure a large number of people every year from all across the country; some of the prominent attractions in the town include the Rangana Garh Fort, Shree Devi Laxmi Mandir, Deo Dongar Machhindranath Mandir, Shree Dev Bhairav Temple, Sateri devi mandir, The Shree Maruti Mandir, Shree Devi Bhavani Mandir,Shree Devi Kelbai Mandir, Ghodebao,College of Horticulture Mulde - Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth in Mulde; this taluka has abig village named Nerur, a big tourist attraction. Here the biggest annual fair of shri dev kaleswar, the temple of the greatest Lord Shiva, it is believed. Nerur has lakes temples like shri laxmi narayan shri devi mauli and many more "Sant Rawool Maharaj Mahavidyalya Kudal" Kudal is located at 16.9 km far from its district headquarters Oros and is just 474 km away from the capital city of the state, Mumbai by road. It has an average elevation of 20 metres.

The climate is coastal and humid. Annual temperature rises from 22 to 40 degree Celsius. Kudal gets heavy rainfall of 1100mm per year; as of 2011 India census, Kudal city had a population of 16015 people. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kudal has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 81%, female literacy is 75%. In Kudal, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kudal lies from where coastal hamlets of Malvan and Tarkarli are accessible. Kudal Railway station offers a convenient access point to visit beach getaways of Malvan and Tarkarli. Nearest Airport - Dabolim, Hubli,Sindhudurg Airport. Kudal is connected by Day train with Mumbai. Kudal is connected by Overnight train with Mumbai, Ahmedabad, New Delhi. Kudal is connected by Day bus with Mumbai, Ahmedabad. Kudal is connected by Overnight Bus with Mumbai, Ahmedabad. Kudal is connected by Goa-Mumbai highway kudal, it is connected to Mumbai-Goa Highway. In Kudal we can go through by road

2013–14 AFC Ajax season

The 2013–14 AFC Ajax season saw the club participate in the Eredivisie, the KNVB Cup and the UEFA Champions League. The first training took place on 24 June 2012, the traditional AFC Ajax Open Day was held on 25 July, followed by a testimonial match on 3 July for retired former Ajax forward Sjaak Swart for his 75th birthday; the 2013–14 season marked the Jupiler League debut of Ajax's reserve squad Jong Ajax. Playing in the Beloften Eredivisie, players were allowed to move around between the reserve team and the first team during the course of the season; this will no longer be the case as Jong Ajax will register and field a separate squad from that of Ajax first team whose home matches will be played at Sportpark De Toekomst while playing in the Eerste Divisie, except for the occasional match in the Amsterdam Arena. The only period in which players will be able to move between squads will be during the transfer windows. Furthermore, the team is not eligible for promotion to the Eredivisie. Jong Ajax are joined in the Eerste Divisie by Jong Twente and Jong PSV, reserve teams who have moved from the Beloften Eredivisie to the Eerste Divisie.

The first training for the 2013–14 season was held on 24 June 2013. In preparation for the new season Ajax organized a training stage in De Lutte, Netherlands; the squad from manager Frank de Boer stayed there from 15 June to 24 June. During this training stage, friendly matches were played against SDC Putten; the club traveled to Stubaital, for additional training. The squad stayed there from 1 July to 9 July. A further friendly match was played against Dynamo Dresden in Germany. Returning to the Netherlands, further friendly matches were scheduled against RKC Waalwijk and De Graafschap on the same day, as well as Osasuna and Werder Bremen on the same day, a few days later. Appearances for competitive matches only As of 11 January 2014 This is an overview of all the statistics for played matches in the 2012–13 season. Lasse Schöne is voted Player of the year by the supporters of AFC Ajax. Davy Klaassen is voted Talent of the year by the supporters of AFC Ajax. Frank de Boer is winner of the Rinus Michels Award 2014 in the category: Best Trainer/Coach in Professional Football.

Niklas Moisander is voted Finnish Footballer of the Year: 2013 by the Football Association of Finland. Davy Klaassen is voted Hilversum Sportsman of the Year: 2013 by the Municipality of Hilversum. Davy Klaassen is voted Dutch Football Talent of the Year: 2014 by De Telegraaf and Voetbal International. Jasper Cillessen is winner of the Gillette Player of the year 2014 by Voetbal International. AFC Ajax wins Football Shirt of the Year: 2013–14 away shirt by Adidas. Daley Blind wins the Golden boots award. All times are in CEST The final match between PEC Zwolle and Ajax was interrupted for 30 minutes as a consequence of the Vuurwerkincident. For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the summer window please see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2013; the following players moved to AFC Ajax. The following players moved from AFC Ajax. For a list of all Dutch football transfers in the winter window please see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2013–14; the following players moved to AFC Ajax.

The following players moved from AFC Ajax. Ajax Amsterdam Official Website in Nederlandse UEFA Website