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Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis

Montreuil, sometimes unofficially called Montreuil-sous-Bois, is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.6 km from the center of Paris. It is the fourth most populous suburb of Paris. Montreuil is located near the Bois de Vincennes park; the name Montreuil was recorded for the first time in a royal edict of 722 as Monasteriolum, meaning "little monastery" in Medieval Latin. The settlement of Montreuil started as a group of houses built around a small monastery. Under the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XVI the "Peach Walls" which provided the royal court with the fruits were located in Montreuil, it was later home to the Lumière brothers and George Méliès whose workshops were located in lower Montreuil. On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, the commune of Charonne was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris and Bagnolet. Montreuil received a small part of the territory of Charonne. Today Montreuil is divided into several districts: Le bas Montreuil (which joins together the old workshops, the marché aux puces, The Mairie, La Noue, Le Bel Air, La Boissière.

Decorations in the state school "Voltaire" by Maurice Boitel. Montreuil's inhabitants exaggeratedly nickname the town the "second Malian town after Bamako", or sometimes "Mali-sous-Bois" or "Bamako-sur-Seine" if the Seine doesn't cross the town. Montreuil has indeed a important Malian population: more than 2,000 inhabitants according to the INSEE in 1999, between 6,000 and 10,000 people according to the mairie, which estimates that Montreuil has the largest Malian community in France. 10 % of the population has Malian origins. The mayor of Montreuil is the member of Parti communiste français Patrice Bessac, elected on the second round of 2014 municipal elections, defeating the former ex-Communist mayor Jean-Pierre Brard in a four sides second round; the city is divided into two cantons: canton of Montreuil-1 and canton of Montreuil-2. Video game company Ubisoft has its corporate head office in Montreuil; the Air France Paris office is in Montreuil. The commune's educational services are operated out of the Opale B Administrative Building.

Montreuil has eight collèges, three lycées, two lycées techniques, the IUT of the University of Paris 8. Senior high schools/sixth form colleges: Lycée Eugénie-Cotton Lycée Jean Jaurès Lycée CondorcetThe Montreuil Library consists of the Robert-Desnos Central Library, the Daniel-Renoult Library, the Colonel-Fabien Library, the Paul-Eluard Library. Robert-Desnos, in a park near the commune's town hall, is the largest library in the commune, it houses a Internet access points. Daniel-Renoult, near Montreau Park, serves the Montreau-Ruffins Théophile Sueur community. Colonel-Fabien, in the Ramenas-Fabien-Léo Lagrange community, is near the Intercommunal Hospital. Paul-Eluard is near the La Grande Porte shopping centre and is within 50 metres of the Robespierre Paris Métro station and Rue de Paris. Pierre de Montreuil, famous 13th century architect, died in 1267 in Paris Gaston-Auguste Schweitzer, sculptor Djamel Abdoun, Algerian footballer who played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Mehdi Abeid, Algerian footballer Oumar Bakari, footballer Rosette Bir, sculptor Souarata Cisse, basketball player Olivier Dacourt, footballer Emmanuel Flipo, artist Mamadou Samassa, footballer Tignous and activist killed in the Charlie Hebdo shooting Élodie Bouchez, actress Henri Decaë, cinematographer Nicolas Aithadi, Visual Effects, Guardians of the Galaxy Jean Delannoy, director Émile Reynaud, director Frédéric Verger, writer Christophe Guilluy, geographer Helno, singer with Lucrate Milk, Bérurier Noir & Les Négresses Vertes Montreuil is served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 9: Robespierre, Croix de Chavaux, Mairie de Montreuil.

Montreuil is twinned with: Cottbus, Germany Hornec gang Gaston-Auguste Schweitzer Birthplace of this sculptor Pierre de Montreuil Musée de l'Histoire vivante INSEE Official website

Russell 3000 Index

The Russell 3000 Index is a capitalization-weighted stock market index, maintained by FTSE Russell, that seeks to be a benchmark of the entire U. S stock market, it measures the performance of the 3,000 largest publicly held companies incorporated in America as measured by total market capitalization, represents 98% of the American public equity market. As of 31 December 2017, the stocks of the Russell 3000 Index have a weighted average market capitalization of around $164 billion; the index, launched on January 1, 1984, is maintained by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group. The ticker symbol on most systems is ^RUA; the Russell 3000 Index is tracked by several exchange-traded funds, such as the iShares Russell 3000 ETF and the Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF. Apple Inc. Microsoft Corp Amazon.com Facebook Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Co Alphabet Inc. Alphabet Inc. Johnson & Johnson Visa Inc. Technology Financial Services Consumer Discretionary Health Care Producer Durables S&P 1500 Russell Investments Russell 2000 Index Russell 1000 Index Russell Investment Group Index Construction and Methodology Yahoo!

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Michel Demaret

Michel Demaret was a Belgian politician. A club bouncer of humble origin from the Marolles neighbourhood, his general attitude and manner of speech made him a target for jokes, but for popularity among many electors and TV viewers after the broadcasting of two documentaries about him, at that time still a low level employee at the Retirement Office, by Fait Divers, a famous Belgian television magazine, realized in 1971 and 1972 by Jean-Jacques Péché and Pierre Manuel, Les Fonctionnaires and Week-end ou la qualité de la vie; the magazines have been put on the air a lot of times in the next quarter of a century by the Belgian TV, always with a high success. Another documentary,Tel qu'en lui-même enfin was made in 1997 by the Strip Tease magazine, filmed at the peak of Demaret's political career. After the first documentaries, he was recruited by the former Prime Minister Paul Vanden Boeynants for his Belgian Christian Social Party, he became alderman for the Registry Offices, for Registry Offices and Personnel and for Public Works and Communal Properties, he was briefly interim burgomaster of Brussels after the death of Hervé Brouhon.

He was the only Christian Social burgomaster in the city's political history, as his mentor Vanden Boeynants was under judicial enquiry each time he tried to rise to this function. He was president of the social housing society Le Foyer laekenois from 1978, a function that made it possible for him to enlarge his clientelist practices, he was a member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region. A corpulent man, Michel Demaret was popularly known as Dikke Mich, or Monsieur 10%, for his reputation of taking 10% for each contract as alderman for Public Works; this dubious reputation the trading mark of his political godfather Paul Vanden Boeynants, was confirmed fourteen years after his death by a court, but the contractors, his widow Francine Vereecken, his daughter and his son-in-law benefited from the prescription for corruption and whitewashing hitherto attested facts for amounts over 2.5 million euro. At the trial, his stepson said. I had to hide them in my small supermarket. Once I counted the content, there were more than 100 million Belgian francs.

Michel Demaret came back to fetch them.". A few hours before his sudden death, in September 2000, he was controlled in a train from Zürich, the customs officers saw huge banknotes wads sticking out from his pockets, he was drunk and an amount of more than 110,000 euro was found in his suitcase. 30,000 euro were seized and he was notified that he would have to prove that this money had a licit origin to get it back. The Pope, "who can't use a rubber and put it on his index" The saying "le Pape qui ne sait pas employer une capote et la met à l'index" was attributed to him after the demolition of the oldest house in Brussels, denounced by architects and historians: "well, now another one is the oldest"

Marshall Kent (bowler)

Marshall Kent is an American ten-pin bowler from Yakima, Washington who competes on the PBA Tour and World Bowling Tour. He has been a member of Junior Team USA, is a six-time and current member of Team USA, he has won PBA regional titles. Kent was a five-time member of Team USA, was a two-time Collegiate Player of the Year bowling for Robert Morris University Illinois. Kent won a gold medal in trios at the 2011 PABCON Youth Championships, was the 2012 Russian Open Champion, he won two gold medals in the 2012 World Youth Championships, a team gold medal in the 2012 PABCON Championships. Kent won the 2014 Brunswick Euro Challenge as an amateur, thus his win did not qualify for a PBA title. Shortly after his Brunswick Euro Challenge win in March 2014, Kent joined the Professional Bowlers Association, he was named the 2014 Harry Golden PBA Rookie of the Year. In addition to four standard PBA Tour wins, Kent has five PBA Regional Tour titles and a runner-up finish at the 2016 U. S. Open.2017 was Kent's first year with multiple PBA Tour wins.

He finished the season fourth in PBA earnings, with a career-best $112,480. To date, he has 17 career 300 games in PBA competition. Despite a career-high five championship round appearances, Kent failed to win a title in the 2018 PBA Tour season, he did win the non-title season-ending PBA Clash event on December 23. 2014: Kingdom International Open 2016: PBA Team Challenge 2017: Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open 2017: Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Statistics are through the last complete PBA season. +CRA = Championship Round Appearances From 2013 to early 2018, Marshall dated PWBA bowler Danielle McEwan. The two met when both were members of Junior Team USA, but did not become a couple until representing Team USA at an event in Bangkok, Thailand. After five years of dating, McEwan and Kent went their separate ways for unspecified personal reasons. Kent's Profile at PBA.com Kent's "Bowler" page on Facebook

37th Infantry Division Modena

The 37th Infantry Division Modena was a mountain Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II. It was formed 25 March 1939, from the parts of the Territorial Division Imperia 5a, it was made up of men from Genoa and Liguria. The only difference between line infantry divisions and mountain infantry divisions was that the latter's artillery was carried by pack mules instead of the standard horse-drawn carriages. Italy's real mountain warfare divisions were the six alpine divisions manned by the "Alpini" mountain troops. 10 June 1940, the Modena division was placed at Sanremo city as part of Italian XV Corps. Securing a border section from Monte Grammondo to north; the division has crossed a border 21 June 1940 near the Cima di Anan and mount Aine to east of Breil-sur-Roya, aiming to fortified pass of Col de Brouis and pass Col du Perus. 26 June 1940, the Modena division was recalled to Belluno. After the invasion of France the Modena was sent to Albania and joined the Italian XXV Corps which took part in the Greco-Italian War.

It was gathered on staging grounds of Derviçian south of Gjirokastër, together with 47th Infantry Division Bari on right flank of 23rd Infantry Division Ferrara. It has relived the embattled 23rd Infantry Division Ferrara on 3 December 1940; the Modena division was able to repel the initial Greek attack on Maja e Buzë Derrit until 6 December 1940. But the Greek have shifted attacks to Progonat-Golëm sector 12 December 1940 making a dangerous breakthroughs. Reserves were brought to front-line and all initial positions were regained by night - to no avail; the Italian positions at mountain pass of Golëm has been overrun by Greek 13 December 1940. The Greek forces have advanced over 10 kilometers to mount Mali i Pleshevices, which held off the attack. 15 December 1940, the Modena division have lost Progonat. At about the same time, the loss of mount Maja e Buzë Derrit by Modena have endangered the positions of the remnants of 23rd Infantry Division Ferrara on left flank, forcing Ferrara to perform a numerous costly counter-attacks.

19 December 1940, the Modena made a stand between Gusmar and Lekdush villages in Kurvelesh municipality, managing to stop a Greek advance. The positions of Modena were reinforced at the north by 232th regiment of 11th Infantry Division Brennero 10 January 1941, during defence of Tepelenë, by 18th regiment of 33rd Mountain Infantry Division Acqui. In January–February, 1941, the Modena division found itself holding a nearly impassable terrain. Although it simplified defence, the supply was inadequate, with large fraction of supplies delivered by aircraft. 9–10 March 1941, the Modena division have performed a diversion attacks near Progonat to tie up an opposing Greek units and prevent reinforcements reaching Kolonjë, Gjirokastër, where other Italian units have made a main strike. As Greek resistance collapsed, the Modena division have advanced to Golëm and Mali i Thate, Tepelenë District, 13–14 April 1941. After the Greek surrender it remained in Greece as an occupying force in the Epirus area, from Ioannina to Preveza.

Its duties have included the defence of the Preveza airstrip. Following the Armistice of Cassibile 8 September 1943, the Modena division have disintegrated under unclear circumstances and was dissolved 21 September 1943. 41. Modena Infantry Regiment 42. Modena Infantry Regiment 341. Infantry Regiment 29. Cosseria Artillery Regiment 36. Cristoforo Colombo CCNN Battalion 37. Mortar Battalion 37. Anti-Tank Company 37. Signal Company 76. Signal Company 19. Pioneer Company 48. Medical Section 10. Field Bakery 15. Carabinieri Section Footnotes Citations Paoletti, Ciro. A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9

Alexander Klevan

Alexander Klevan is Russian-born Israeli painter was born on 12 October 1950, Russia. Since 1990 he lives in Israel. Alexander Klevan studied at The Lviv National Academy of Arts, Ukraine 1974–79, his works exhibited in USSR as well as at international exhibitions in Israel, United States, UK, Canada. Third-generation art gallery owner Menachem Safrai, who runs the Safrai Gallery in Jerusalem and holds exhibitions outside of Israel, has exhibited his work. Exhibitions organized by Safrai Gallery between 1993 and 1995 include showings in Needham, Massachusetts. Solo exhibitions of watercolors and oils in Jerusalem in 1995 and Tel Aviv in 1996 were organized by the Safrai Gallery. Klevan participated in the 1996 ArtExpo in New York, exhibited in Waltut Creek in 2000, in El Paso in 2002, at the Blackheath Gallery in London in 2002–2003, he had a show Old City Caesarea Gallery, Israel, in 2004–2007. In 2004 he participated in a Safrai Gallery exhibition in Tucson, his show titled “Beauty Transformation” was presented in Beit Asia, Tel Aviv, in 2005.

In 2006, he participated in the Israeli Art Fair at Temple Sinai of Sharon and had a solo show titled “Time Transformation” at the Opera Hadasha in Tel Aviv. Klevan has created his own recognizable style and absorbed the newest major influences, while holding to Israeli and Russian art’s rich traditions. Alexander Klevan Art Gallery Official Site