Şebnem Kimyacıoğlu is a Turkish-American player in the Turkish Women's Basketball Team. She is an alumnus from Pinewood High School in California and graduated from Stanford before returning to Turkey. Şebnem's sister, Yasemin Kimyacıoğlu, is a star basketball player still attending college at Santa Clara University. She plays for Galatasaray and played for Beşiktaş Cola Turka. Turkish women in sports Şebnem's Statistics
Almería is a city in Andalusia, located in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, is the capital of the province of the same name. It was Abd-ar-Rahman III who founded the Alcazaba, which gave this city its name: Al-Mari'yah. In the 10th and 11th centuries, it formed part of the Caliphate of Córdoba, grew wealthy on trade and the textile industry silk, it suffered many sieges and fell under Christian domination in 1489. In 1522, Almería was devastated by an earthquake and rebuilding and recovery did not get underway until the 19th century. During the Spanish Civil War, the city was shelled by the German Navy, fell to Franco in 1939, it has since rebuilt its economy around vegetable production, with 100,000 acres of greenhouses, supplying much of Europe. In the first century, Christian documents report that there was a town named Urci near the current site of Almería, in the Hispania of the Roman Empire. However, this is disputed. However, missionary Saint Indaletius is said to have evangelized Urci and become its first bishop, is the patron saint of Almería.
The city was refounded by Calipha Abd-ar-Rahman III of Córdoba in 955 AD. It was to be a principal harbour in his extensive domain to strengthen his Mediterranean defences, its Moorish castle, the Alcazaba of Almería, is the second largest among the Muslim fortresses of Andalusia, after the Alhambra. In this period, the port city of Almería reached its historical peak. After the fragmentation of the Caliphate of Córdoba in 1031, Almería continued to be ruled by powerful local Muslim Taifa emirs like Jairan, the first independent Emir of Almería and Cartagena, Almotacin, the poet emir. Both Jairan and Almotacin were fearless warriors, but sophisticated patrons of the arts. A silk industry, based upon plantings of mulberry trees in the hot, dry landscape of the province, supported Almería in the 11th century and made its strategic harbour an more valuable asset. Contested by the emirs of Granada and Valencia, Almería experienced many sieges, including one fierce siege when Christians, called to the Second Crusade by Pope Eugene III, were encouraged to counter the Muslim forces on a more familiar coast.
On that occasion Alfonso VII, starting on 11 July 1147, at the head of mixed armies of Catalans, Genoese and Franks, led a crusade against the rich city, Almería was captured on 17 October 1147. Within a decade, Almería had passed to the control of the Muslim Almoravid emirs, not until the late 15th century did it became again a Christian city when it accepted the sovereignty the Catholic Monarchs and Isabel, on December 26, 1489; the 16th century was for Almería a century of human catastrophes. The people who had remained Muslim were expelled from Almería after the War of Las Alpujarras in 1568 and scattered across Spain. Landings and attacks by Berber pirates were frequent in the 16th century, continued until the early 18th century. At that time, huge iron mines were discovered and French and British companies set up business in the area, bringing renewed prosperity and returning Almería to a position of relative importance within Spain. During the Spanish Civil War the city was shelled by the German Navy, with news reaching the London and Parisian press about the "criminal bombardment of Almería by German planes".
Almería surrendered in 1939. In the second half of the 20th century, Almería witnessed spectacular economic growth due to tourism and intensive agriculture, with crops grown year-round in massive invernaderos – plastic-covered "greenhouses" – for intensive vegetable production. After Franco's death and popular approval of the new Spanish Constitution, the people of southern Spain were called on to approve an autonomous status for the region in a referendum. While the referendum were approved with 118,186 votes for and 11,092 votes against in Almería province, an absolute majority of all 279,300 registered electors was needed, the result in Almería was just 42%; the Government impugned the result, Almería remained part of the present autonomous region of Andalusia. The Alcazaba, a medieval fortress, begun in the 10th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1522, it includes a triple line of a majestic keep and large gardens. It commands a city quarter with buildings dressed in pastel colors, of Muslim-age aspect.
Almería air raid shelters, underground galleries for civilian protection during the Spanish Civil War the longest in Europe open for tourists. The Cathedral has a fortress-like appearance due to its towers and protected paths, created to defend it from Mediterranean pirates. Designated as a mosque, it was converted into a Christian church, before being destroyed in the 1522 earthquake. In the 16th century it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style, whilst keeping some of its defensive features. Renaissance church of Santiago, built in 1533, with tower and portal decorated with reliefs. Chanca, a group of houses carved into rocks. Castle of San Cristobal, now in ruins, it is connected to the Alcazaba by a line of walls. Museum of Almería. Includes findings from Prehistoric, Roman, Greek ages and Muslim objects from the Alcazaba. Paseo de Coches, a modern seaside promenade with gardens and palms. Almería has the highest proportion of Muslim population of any Spanish city at 11-20%, depending on source.
Famous natives of Almería include Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso, who in 1873 was the third president
Hürriyet is one of the major Turkish newspapers, founded in 1948. As of January 2018, it had the highest circulation of any newspaper in Turkey at around 319,000. Hürriyet has a mainstream and conservative outlook. Hürriyet's editorial line may be considered middle-market, combining entertainment value with comprehensive news coverage and a strong cadre of columnists. Hürriyet has regional offices in Istanbul, Izmir, Adana and Trabzon, as well as a news network comprising 52 offices and 600 reporters in Turkey and abroad, all affiliated with Doğan News Agency, which serves newspapers and television channels that are under the management of Doğan Media Group. Hürriyet is printed in Frankfurt, Germany; as of January 2017, according to Alexa, its website was the tenth most visited in Turkey, the second most visited of a newspaper and the fourth most visited news website. On 21 March 2018, Doğan Yayın Holding, the parent company of Hürriyet, was sold to Demirören Holding for $1.2 billion. The Demirören Group is known for its pro-government stance.
Hürriyet was founded by Sedat Simavi on 1 May 1948 with a staff of 48. Selling 50,000 in its first week, Hürriyet was Simavi's 59th and last publication, it is considered a high-circulation newspaper in Turkey. In February 2009, the newspaper received an 826.2 million TL fine for tax evasion by Doğan Group/Petrol Ofisi. Following this, the Istanbul Stock Exchange suspended Doğan Holding's shares, Fitch downgraded Hürriyet to'BB-'. Executives at the Doğan Group expressed the opinion that the tax fine was politically motivated "intimidation", caused by Hürriyet's linking of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his political party, AKP, to a charity scandal in Germany. In March 2009, Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, expressed public concern about the fine, saying that it threatened "pluralism and freedom of the press."In September 2009, Doğan Group was fined a record US$2.5 billion, related to alleged past tax irregularities. The September fine caused further expressions of public concern from the European Commission, as well as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
It caused some critics and global investors to compare the fines to then-Russian President Vladimir Putin's use of tax-evasion charges to bankrupt oil company Yukos for political reasons. In an interview, Erdoğan denied this charge, calling it "very ugly" and "disrespectful" to both himself and Putin. Official website Hürriyet USA Hürriyet Corporate Hürriyet news
Yasemen Saylar is a Turkish professional female basketball player of Galatasaray Medical Park. Turkish Women's Basketball League Runners-up: 2007-08, 2009–10 Turkish Cup Winners: 2009-10 Turkish Presidents Cup Winners: 2007-08 EuroCup Women Winners: 2008-09 FIBA SuperCup Runners-up: 2009 Turkish women in sports Profile at galatasaray.org Profile at tbl.org.tr Player Profile at Eurobasket Women 2009
Alba Torrens Salom is a Spanish female basketball player at the small forward position who plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg. Winner of four EuroLeague titles with three clubs and seven medals with the Spanish senior team, she is considered one of the best European players of the 2010s. Torrens started playing basketball in clubs in her native Balearic Islands before moving in 2003 to Segle XXI, where young talents are developed, she made her debut in the Spanish top tier league with Celta Vigourban in the 2007–08 season. Perfumerías Avenida was her clubs for the next two seasons, winning the Spanish league and the Euroleague in 2011 under coach Lucas Mondelo. Despite being picked by the Connecticut Sun in the 2009 WNBA draft, she has refused to join the WNBA because of the commitment to the national team, she moved abroad in 2011 to play for Galatasaray S. K. winning one League, three Cups and her second Euroleague in 2014. At UMMC Ekaterinburg since 2014, she won two Euroleague titles in 2016 and 2018, as well as one Russian Cup and four Russian Leagues.
Torrens started playing with Spain's youth teams at 14, winning a total of five medals from 2004 to 2009. She made her debut with the senior team in 2008, went to play with the 2008 Summer Olympics when she was 18 years old. Up to 2017, she had 151 caps with 13 PPG, participating in two Olympic Games, two World Championships and five European Championships: 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship 2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship 4th 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship 5th 2008 Summer Olympics 2009 Eurobasket 2010 World Championship 9th 2011 Eurobasket 2013 Eurobasket 2014 World Championship 2015 Eurobasket 2016 Summer Olympics 2017 Eurobasket 2018 World Championship FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year Award: 2009 FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year: 2011, 2014 EuroLeague Final Four MVP: 2011, 2014 EuroBasket Women MVP: 2017 3x EuroBasket All-Tournament Team: 2013, 2015, 2017 Profile at Eurobasket.com Alba Torrens at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Alba Torrens at FIBA
Sancho Lyttle is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association. Combining the WNBA and the European season, she has won six domestic leagues and four Euroleague titles with four teams in three countries, she was born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and was granted Spanish nationality in June 2010. With the Spanish basketball team she has won four medals between 2010 and 2017. Sancho Lyttle was born to Ian Cain. Members of her family spell their surname'Lyttle' or'Little'. Sancho has Xavier Little. Sancho attended St. Vincent Girls' High School where she played net ball and ran various Track and Field events, she never played basketball. She and three other girls from her country were requested by her Junior College and current assistant coach for the University of Houston Women's team Wade Scott who offered to teach them how to play the game of basketball. Sancho Lyttle played collegiate basketball at Clarendon College before transferring to the University of Houston from 2003–2005 where she holds the record for single season rebound average, offensive rebounds and most rebounds in a single season.
She holds the career record for highest rebounding average. When the Houston Comets folded in 2008, she was selected first in the dispersal draft by the Atlanta Dream, she plays the power forward position for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. Throughout her career, she has scored 1,505 points, collected 1,041 rebounds, has 200 assists, 242 steals, 96 blocks through six seasons, she was the fifth overall draft pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft out of Houston. In 2010, she had career highs in points and rebounds with 20, respectively. On February 1, 2018, Lyttle signed with the Phoenix Mercury after spending the previous 9 seasons with the Atlanta Dream. However, her season ended early when she tore her ACL on June 30, 2018. To her WNBA career, she has played in Spain and Russia, winning one Euroleague and at least one domestic league playing for every club, she plays for Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg Lyttle played her first and only tournament with native Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2004, at the Caribbean championship.
After her naturalization was granted in 2010, she made her debut with the senior Spanish team in 2010, days after turning 27. Up to 2017, she had 45 caps with 15.6 PPG and 9.5 RPP, participating in two World Championships and three European Championships. After helping the team qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio in mid-June, she missed the Games after breaking her toe in mid-July playing for the Atlanta Dream: 2010 World Championship 9th 2011 Eurobasket 2013 Eurobasket 2014 World Championship 2017 Eurobasket 2009, 2010 WNBA All-Star Bronze medal in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Named to the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women All-Tournament Team Gold medal in EuroBasket Women 2013 FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year 2014—FIBA World Championship All-Star Five Silver medal in 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women First WNBA player from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Did not play basketball until she was 17 years old Is one of only six players to record a slam dunk in a collegiate basketball game while with the University of Houston.
Was hospitalized for a number of days in 2010 after being knocked unconscious for a little over a minute by an incidental elbow during a game. Recovered and played 13 days later
Kelsey Renée Bone is an American professional basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association. Source Bone was selected to play in the USA Women's Youth Development Festival. Eligible players are female basketball players who are in their junior in high school; the 2007 event took place at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Bone was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the event was held in July 2008. Bone helped the team win all five games, starting all five games and scoring over ten points per game. Bone continued on to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2009 U19 World's Championship, held in Bangkok, Thailand in July and August 2009. Although the USA team lost the opening game to Spain, they went on to win their next seven games to earn a rematch against Spain in the finals, won the game 81–71 to earn the gold medal. Bone was the team's second highest scorer, with 12.3 points per game.