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Legends (PBM)

Legends is an award-winning computer moderated play-by-mail fantasy strategy game. Legends was created in 1986 by Jim Landes from Epic; the original system operated by print-based turn-sheets via snail mail. In 1995, two years after Midnight Games had been acquired by a new owner, the game system underwent a major update with many major rule changes and new elements some of which were based on the suggestions of players; this new version was called Legends II and could be played via email via a DOS utility called the Legends Turn Editor, via the deluxe Legends Position Editor. Legends is owned by Sam Roads of Harlequin Games, who took over in 2002, it is distributed in German by SSV Graz. Legends won one of the 2004 Gamers' Choice Awards at the Origins Awards. Although many modules were produced for the system, the 2009 release of The One Ring marked a high point. An licensed version of Legends based on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, it went on to win Best PBM at the 37th Game Manufacturers Association Origins Awards.

The modules, or game worlds, which have been designed to run under the Legends game system include: Crown of Avalon. Realm of the Immortals revamped as Immortals' Realm in 2002. North Island Campaign revamped as North Island Campaign II in 2001, winner of a Game Manufacturers Association award for Best PBM. Dark Domain revamped as Dark Domain II in 2002 for a special international champions game. Swords of Pelarn, winner of the Origins Award for Best New Play-by-Mail Game of 1995. Crown of Chaos. Twilight Crusade. Hannibal's War. Adventures in Avalon revamped as Avalon Revisited in 2007; the One Ring, a game based on The Lord of the Rings. Up to 200 players can participate in a single game, which can last between 5 years. Official website

Giovanni Santi

Giovanni Santi was an Italian painter and the father of Raphael. He was born in 1435 at Colbordolo in the Duchy of Urbino, he was influenced by Fiorenzo di Lorenzo. He painted several altarpieces, he died in Urbino. Santi was born in 1435 at Colbordolo in the Duchy of Urbino, he was a petty merchant for a time. He was influenced by Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, seems to have been an assistant and friend of Melozzo da Forlì, he was court painter to Duke of Urbino Federico da Montefeltro and painted several altarpieces, two now in the Berlin Museum, a Madonna in the church of San Francesco in Urbino, one at the church of Santa Croce in Fano, one in the National Gallery at London, another in the gallery at Urbino. The reputation of the court had been established by Federico da Montefeltro; the emphasis of Federico's court was more literary than artistic, but Santi was a poet of sorts as well as a painter, had written a rhymed chronicle of the life of Federico, both wrote the texts and produced the decor for masque-like court entertainments.

His poem to Federico shows him as keen to show awareness of the most advanced North Italian painters, Early Netherlandish artists as well. In the small court of Urbino he was more integrated into the central circle of the ruling family than most court painters. Federico, who died in 1482, was succeeded by his son Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, who married Elisabetta Gonzaga. Under them, the court continued as a centre for literary culture. In 1483, Santi's son Raphael was born. Santi died in Urbino in 1494, his poetry includes an epic in honor of one of his patrons, Federico da Montefeltro, followed by a discourse on painting. The event commemorates a visit to Mantua, where the Duke marveled at the skill of Andrea Mantegna, he goes on to comment that "In this splendid and gentle art/ so many have been famous in our century/ that it make others seem destitute". Santi goes on to list famous names in painting, as known to him, this constitutes a remarkable concise list of 27 prominent painters of late 15th-century Italy and the Flanders, as one painter would have known.

Santi's list reproduced in no order: Fra Angelico Domenico Ghirlandaio Piero and Antonio Pollaiuolo Sandro Botticelli Leonardo da Vinci Filippino Lippi Pietro Perugino Luca Signorelli Gentile Bellini Giovanni Bellini Andrea Mantegna Andrea del Castagno Cosimo Tura Piero della Francesca Ercole de' Roberti Francesco di Pesello or Pesellino Masaccio Paolo Uccello Pisanello Domenico Veneziano Melozzo da Forlì Gentile da Fabriano Antonello da Messina Jan van Eyck Rogier van der Weyden Schmarsow, Giovanni Santi Poetry and list derived from Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy. Michael Baxandall. Oxford University Press 1980. Giovanni Santi at Panopticon Virtual Art Gallery The Gubbio Studiolo and its conservation, volumes 1 & 2, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries, which contains material on Giovanni Santi

De Witt Park Historic District

De Witt Park Historic District is a national historic district located at Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York. The district consists of 45 contributing buildings, one contributing site, three contributing objects, it includes the area developed by the town's founder, Simon De Witt, in the early 19th century. The district includes the separately listed Boardman House and Second Tompkins County Courthouse; the district is a major crossroads in Ithaca, contains a wide variety of architectural styles and cultural, educational and religious functions. Concern for preservation of the neighborhood was a motivating factor behind Ithaca's passage of a local Landmarks Preservation Ordinance in 1971. Dewitt Park was Ithaca's first designated local historic district in 1971, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the same year. DeWitt Park is owned by the Presbyterian Church on North Cayuga Street; the church congregation purchased the land from Simeon DeWitt on August 1, 1815, for the sum of $499.65.

The church set the land aside for public enjoyment, rather than as a graveyard, which would have been more typical of the day. In 1856 the church came to an agreement with the Village of Ithaca that the church would retain ownership of the park, while the village would be responsible for maintaining it. For many years DeWitt Park was a meetings spot for student of the nearby Ithaca Conservatory, located in the adjacent Boardman House Frederick Douglass, prevented from speaking in any of the local churches or the Village Hall, twice delivered orations in the park; the Second Tompkins County Courthouse, the oldest public building in Tompkins County, forms the northern boundary of the district Boardman House, 120 East Buffalo Street, adjacent to DeWitt Park Bank of Newburgh, 106 East Court Street DeWitt Junior High School, designed by William Henry Miller Williams-Fisher House, 306 North Cayuga Street First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, designed by J. Cleaveland CadyTwo buildings, the Public Library and Ithaca Savings and Loan Association were designed in a style to be harmonious with the historical character of the neighborhood

SGL Carbon

SGL Carbon SE is a European company based in Germany. It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of products from carbon; the company portfolio ranges from carbon and graphite materials and solutions to carbon fibers and composites. With 31 production sites around the globe, a service network in over 100 countries, SGL Carbon is a globally operating company; the company headquarters is Germany. The SGL share had been included in the German MDAX since 1995 and fell in the smaller SDAX in September 2014. In 2017 the company generated sales revenue of employed 4,200 staff worldwide. SGL Carbon AG originated in 1992 from a merger between SIGRI GmbH and Great Lakes Carbon to share a company according to German law.. SIGRI traced back to Gebr. Siemens & Co, founded in Berlin as a subsidiary of Siemens AG in 1878; the company produced carbon. In 1920, the company set up a plant in Meitingen and in 1928 merged with Planiawerke AG für Kohlefabrikation in Ratibor to form the new Siemens Planiawerke AG für Kohlefabrikate.

After the Second World War, the Meitingen plant of the Siemens Planiawerke AG für Kohlefabrikate merged with Chemische Fabrik Griesheim to form Siemens Plania Chemisches Werk Griesheim, the majority of, acquired by Hoechst AG in 1953. In 1967, as a result of the merger with electrode manufacturing at Hoechst AG, Siemens Planiawerke AG für Kohlefabrikate became a majority holding of the chemical company. There it was amalgamated with the Siemens Plania Chemisches Werk Griesheim and other enterprises of Hoechst AG. In 1985 it was renamed SIGRI GmbH and Hoechst AG acquired total ownership in 1989. After the merger with Great Lakes Carbon, Hoechst AG retained a 50 percent stake in the new company; the remaining participation was sold in 1996 as part of restructuring of the Hoechst Group. Since SGL Carbon AG is publicly traded. In the course of the strategic realignment in 2017, SGL Carbon sold its former core business with graphite electrodes and the business with cathodes, furnace linings and carbon electrodes.

At the beginning of 2018, the company sold its shares in the joint venture SGL-Kümpers to the former joint venture partner Kümpers GmbH. In 2018, SGL Carbon acquired the shares in the joint venture Benteler-SGL from Benteler AG and announced the gradual acquisition of BMW Group's shares in the joint venture SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers; the company has the following structures: The function of the Board of Management follows the principle of a management holding which acts as a independent entity. The operating business is divided into the two business units Graphite Materials & Systems and Composites - Fibers & Materials; the Graphite Materials & Systems business unit operates in the areas of graphite specialties. The main customer industries of the varied products and applications are process equipment, the automotive and the chemical industry, energy, environmental protection the semiconductor industry including LED, industrial furnace construction and mechanical engineering, medical technology and pharmacy as well as nuclear technology.

The Composites - Fibers & Materials product portfolio covers carbon fibers and clutch components as well as composite materials and components. The focus of the business unit is the development and market launch of materials and solutions. There is a high demand for composite materials, which feature low weight on the one hand and can withstand high loads on the other. In addition, they are corrosion-resistant and only expand when exposed to heat. For this reason, there is an increasing demand in the aerospace and automotive industry, in mechanical engineering and process equipment, medical technology as well as in the sports industry and energy generation. At the end of 2018, SGL Carbon had a total of 31 production sites. In Germany - in addition to its headquarters in Wiesbaden - the company has a total of five production facilities, located in Meitingen, in Bonn in Wackersdorf, in Limburg and in Willich. In addition, SGL Carbon has an extensive service and distribution network with which it supplies its customers in 100 countries worldwide.

In the field of graphite electrodes for electric arc furnaces, SGL Carbon was one of eight companies that operated a cartel and fixed prices between July 1992 and June 1997. The primary purpose of the cartel was to fix the price and allocate the volume of graphite electrodes sold in the United States and elsewhere. SGL Carbon was among the companies accused and fined for operating as a cartel and price fixing in the carbon electrode business; this was discovered in the US but the European commission added their own case and fine. Eight companies were fined under the EEC action, the largest were Germany's SGL Carbon AG and UCAR International. In the finding the EEC states: The Commission's decision comes after a thorough investigation, which established that the eight producers, which together account for the quasi totality of the production world-wide, operated a secret cartel during most of the 90s resulting in higher prices than if the companies had competed against each other. SGL Carbon received the highest fine of the eight conspirators, amounting to €80.2 million in Europe in addition to the $135 million in the United States.

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Nathan O. Hatch

Nathan Orr Hatch is president of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, having been installed on October 20, 2005. Before coming to Wake Forest Hatch was a professor and dean and provost at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his career in academic administration he was a historian, a leading scholar on issues related to the history of religion in the United States. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Hatch graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College in Illinois and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, he has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities and has been awarded research grants by the NEH, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Antiquarian Society. He served as associate dean of University of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters, its largest academic department, from 1983 to 1988, from 1988 to 1989 was the college's acting dean. During that time he founded and directed the Institute of Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, which fostered a sixfold increase in external funding of faculty in the humanities and social sciences and assisted Notre Dame faculty members in winning 21 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships from 1985 to 1991.

In 1999 Hatch was appointed the Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at Notre Dame. In 1989 Hatch was appointed Notre Dame's vice president for graduate studies and research. In 1996, he became the university's provost, the third person to hold the position since its establishment in 1970; as provost he was the Notre Dame's second ranking officer and, under the direction of the president, exercised overall responsibility for the academic enterprise. He held this office until 2005. Hatch is cited as one of the most influential scholars in the study of the history of religion in America, his book The Democratization of American Christianity, published by Yale University Press in 1989, garnered three awards, including the 1989 Albert Outler Prize in Ecumenical Church History and the 1990 John Hope Franklin Prize as the best book in American studies. Professor Gordon Wood of Brown University called it "the best book on religion in the early Republic, written". Earlier Hatch had published The Sacred Cause of Liberty: Republican Thought and the Millennium in Revolutionary New England with Yale University Press, with historians George Marsden and Mark Noll co-authored the 1983 volume The Search for Christian America.

He has co-edited two books with, The Bible in America and Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience. In 2001 he co-edited the Shaping of American Culture with John Wigger, he has edited a volume with the University of Notre Dame Press, The Professions in American History. In 1982, along with Mark Noll, he co-founded the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at his undergraduate alma mater, Wheaton College. In 1990, Hatch secured funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts to establish the Evangelical Scholarship Initiative at Notre Dame which provided grants for senior evangelical scholars, sabbatical funding, scholarships for evangelical graduate students across a wide swath of disciplines. In 1993 he served as president of the American Society of Church History. At Wake Forest, students refer to him as "Natty O."Hatch's middle name is "Orr." Wake Forest biography