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Ohio Valley Conference

The Ohio Valley Conference is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the OVC has 12 members. Primary source: The Ohio Valley Conference can trace its roots to 1941 when Murray State athletic director Roy Stewart, Eastern Kentucky athletic director Charles "Turkey" Hughes, Western Kentucky public relations director Kelly Thompson first formulated the idea of establishing a regional athletics conference; the plan was put on hold due to World War II, but it was resurrected after the conclusion of the war. In 1948, the three schools joined with Louisville, Morehead State, Evansville to form the Ohio Valley Conference. While many collegiate conferences are struggling today with the question of whether their policies and rules should be determined by the athletic departments or by the institutional heads, from the beginning, the OVC has been run by the presidents of its member schools; the OVC was a pioneer in racial desegregation, with Morehead State signing the conference's first black athlete, Marshall Banks, in 1958.

The rest of the OVC soon followed in Morehead State's wake. From 1986 to 2018, the OVC was unique among NCAA Division I conferences in that it included one black university, Tennessee State University, in a conference that otherwise consists of institutions that are not traditionally black. During this period, every other HBCU in NCAA Division I belonged to either the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference or Southwestern Athletic Conference; that distinction changed in July 2018. The OVC has been a leader in advancement of sports opportunities for women; the conference began adding championship competitions for women in 1977 several years after the AIAW began sponsoring national championships for women, but seven years before the NCAA was ready to move into the field. Since 2009, the OVC has been led by Commissioner Beth DeBauche, one of only six female commissioners for the thirty-two Division I conferences. Athletic rivalries close colleges and when competitors are in close proximity, can generate problems with fan behavior, the conference leadership struggled with controlling the issue for many years.

When the national debate on the problem reached its apex in the mid-1990s, the OVC unveiled the national first of its kind "Sportsmanship Statement" in 1995, stating the conference's policy on, "... principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one's opponent." Since the OVC has introduced individual and institutional sportsmanship awards. Founded by six schools, the expansions of 2007 and 2011 have brought the Ohio Valley Conference membership to twelve schools, the most in its history. In August 2012, the OVC announced that it had launched the OVC Digital Network as a replacement for and improvement over the conference's former efforts to provide streaming video coverage of many athletic events, in place since 2006; this website carries live, student-produced coverage of most conference games and some non-conference games in baseball, men's and women's basketball, soccer and volleyball as well as some coaches' shows, special presentations, archived game-casts available for viewing.

In its first two years, the network provided well over 600,000 viewings of streamed live video of more than 1400 events. Although the OVC Digital Network used be used to televise all our conference games, we have switched over to ESPN+. NoteMorehead State's football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I FCS football-only conference whose members choose not to offer athletic scholarships for football. Years listed in this table are calendar years. For schools that play only spring sports in the OVC, the calendar year of arrival precedes the first season of competition. NotesChattanooga beach volleyball will become an affiliate member of the OVC, a newly constructed conference for the sport, which will begin in spring 2020. Notes NotesColumbus State dropped rifle after the 2014–15 school year. Purple = Full memberMagenta = Full member except footballOrange = Associate member for football onlyGreen = Associate for sport other than football Morehead State's football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I FCS football-only conference whose members choose not to offer athletic scholarships for football.

Austin Peay's football team left the OVC after the 1996 season to compete as an NCAA D-I FCS Independent. After four seasons as an Independent, the team joined the Pioneer Football League in 2001, remained there through the 2005 season. Austin Peay returned to scholarship football, spending the 2006 season as an Independent before re-entering OVC football competition in 2007. Starting with the 2012–13 school year, the twelve member schools divided into two divisions for those sports in which all schools compete. In the 2014–15 season, women's sports with twelve teams returned to a single league table, while continuing to play a divisional schedule. Men's basketball moved to an 18-game schedule in 2017-18, they continue to play home-and-home versus the former divisional rivals, they play home-and-home versus two teams from the other division, with those opponents on a rotation that sets up different pairs from year-to-year; the Ohio Valley Conference offers championship competition in 19 NCAA sanctioned sports, with eight for men, 10 for women, rifle f

Phileo Damansara MRT station

The Phileo Damansara station is a mass rapid transit station serving the Phileo Damansara Commercial Centre and the northern sections of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The station is on the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and was opened on 16 December 2016 under Phase One operations of the line; the station adopts the standard elevated station design of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line with two levels. However, unlike most of the elevated stations, the station has an island platform with two sides above the concourse level; the station is located north of the Sprint Expressway near the Phileo Damansara Interchange. This places the station in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, with one entrance crossing the border into Selangor; the location was occupied by a Shell petrol station and a second hand car dealer. The station has two entrances. Entrance A is located across the Sprint Expressway from the station, at the side of Jalan SS16/11 and adjacent to the Phileo Damansara Commercial Centre, it is connected to the station by a pedestrian link bridge over the Sprint Highway.

Entrance B is on the north side of the Sprint Highway. With the opening of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, feeder buses began operating linking the station with several residential areas in the northern part of Petaling Jaya and the University of Malaya; the feeder buses operate from the station's feeder bus stop at entrance A located across the Sprint Highway from station. The headquarters of The Star newspaper is located nearby. Located behind the station is a golf course. Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit website Unofficial information resource on the MRT


Betamovie is the brand name for a range of consumer grade camcorders developed by Sony for the Betamax format. By "camcorder" is understood a single unit comprising a video camera and a video recorder. Betamovie records analog video on a standard Betamax cassette. A range of models was manufactured for the NTSC formats; the first model, BMC-100P and BMC-110 was released in 1983 making it the first commercial consumer grade camcorder. While only standard beta units were available in PAL, several SuperBeta models were produced for the NTSC format. Due to constructional limitations, the Betamovie has no playback function, it is only capable of recording. This limitation in combination with the decline of the Betamax format in the late 1980s, caused Sony to abandon the Betamovie line just a few years after its initial release in favor of its newly developed Video8 format; as far back as the 1960s, cameras were available for the reel-to-reel portable VTRs of that time. These cameras were similar in weight to the cine-cameras of the day.

They used a single video camera tube. However, these systems were not in common use by ordinary consumers. After the introduction of VHS and Betamax formats in the mid 1970s, videocassette recorders started gaining mass market traction—by 1982, 10% of UK households owned a VCR; the first two-piece camera/VCR systems emerged in around 1980. These units included a portable VCR, which the user would carry on a shoulder strap, a separate camera, connected to the VCR by a special cable; these systems were heavy. For example, the portable Sony SL-3000 VCR from 1980 weighed around 9 kg without the battery; the accompanying camera would weigh around 3 kg Thus, the complete setup could weigh in excess of 13 kg. In order to be more appealing to the typical consumer wanting a practical device for recording home movies, a more compact and preferably one-piece device was needed; the first such device, the Betamovie BMC-100/110, was released in 1983 by Sony. Although the term was not in common use at that time, such a device would become known as a camcorder, a single unit comprising a video camera and a video recorder.

The BMC-100/110 weighed just 2.5 kg and was a much less cumbersome solution than its predecessors. The whole device could be supported on a user's shoulder. In order to achieve such weight and size reductions, several key components had to be miniaturized. One major requirement for a one-piece camcorder was miniaturizing the recording head drum. Sony's solution to this involved recording a non-standard video signal which would become standard only when played back on full-sized VCRs. A side effect of this was; as instant playback is one of the main advantages of video cameras over cine-cameras, lack of a playback function presented a considerable limitation. In 1984, JVC presented its own version of the GR-C1, for the VHS format. Although it too had a miniature head drum, the JVC engineers developed a different solution to drum miniaturization, which made it possible to record a standard video signal on the tape, so the user of a VHS camcorder could review footage on location and copy it to another VCR for editing.

Sony was unable to duplicate this functionality, this Betamovie failing so was a primary reason for its early loss of market share. Despite this development, Sony held on to the Betamovie for a couple of years more, releasing some more advanced models for the NTSC market. However, in 1987, Sony abandoned the Betamovie in favor of its newly-developed Video8 format. Betamovie uses the standard-size Betamax cassette; the tape is wrapped 300° around a head drum nearly 45 mm. in diameter with a single dual-azimuth head to write the video tracks. Compared to the normal Betamax head drum of 75 mm, the Betamovie head drum spins at 2500 rpm rather than 1500 rpm; the fields on the tape are written at 120% the normal speed. As the head does not pass the tape at normal speed, the signal has to be electronically "time-compressed", before it is written; when inserted into a standard Betamax VCR, the tape can be played back. However, the writing system employed in the Betamovie is not reversible. Therefore, playback within the camcorder is not feasible.

The early models have an optical viewfinder, which lets one see what one is recording by looking directly through the lens, via a system of mirrors and prisms - similar to an SLR stills camera. Some of the models have an electronic viewfinder, they are still record-only devices, though. The early models use a cathode ray tube as their image sensor and the BMC-100/110 has manual focus. Models use CCD image sensors and feature autofocus. All Betamovies for the PAL format record in standard Betamax video mode; some of the models for the NTSC format can record in the enhanced SuperBeta mode or the Super Hi-Band Beta mode. Released in 1983; the first model and the world's first consumer grade camcorder. BMC-100 is the PAL model and BMC-110 is the NTSC model; the camera uses a cathode ray tube as its image sensor. It features 6X power zoom, manual focus, an optical viewfinder, it requires 35 Lux to operate. The BMC-110 only records in BII; this camera features auto-focus. Apart from this, it is identical to the first model.

Released in 1985. A substantial redesign; this camera features time and date settings. BMC-500 is the last PAL Betamovie. Released in 1985. NTSC model; this is an industrial/professional camcorder. It is similar to BMC-660. However, like BMC-1000, it features an electronic viewfinder. Released in 1986. NTSC model; this camera records in BII only. Released in 1987. NTSC model. An upgraded model. Features an


Siemomysł or Ziemomysł was the third duke of Poland of the Piast dynasty, the father of Poland's first Christian ruler, Mieszko I. He was listed by Gallus Anonymous in his Gesta principum Polonorum and was the son of Lestek, the second known Duke of the Polans. According to Gallus' account and historical research, Siemomysł has been credited with leaving the lands of Polans and Masovians to his son Mieszko I, who further expanded them during his reign. According to modern Polish historian Henryk Łowmiański, Siemomysł aided the Ukrani uprising against the Germans in 954 AD, he reigned from around 930. Siemomysł united the lands of Polanie and Mazowszanie, his burial place is unknown. Siemomysł's wife is unknown. There is a theory that Włodzisław's daughter could have been Siemomysł's wife, but there is no historical evidence to support this, it was thought that his wife was named Gorka, but Oswald Balzer refuted this view in 1895. Mieszko I of Poland Czcibor unknown son Poland in the Early Middle Ages

William E. Schluter

William Everett "Bill" Schluter was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey, who served in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature in two separate instances. Schluter was born on November 5, 1927, in Bronxville, New York to Frederic E. and Charlotte M. Schluter, he grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University, where he played on the hockey team. In 1950 he married Nancy Albright Hurd, they settled in New Jersey. Schluter was served for six years, he was a delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention for Barry Goldwater. Schluter ran an unsuccessful campaign for the New Jersey Senate in 1965 against Sido L. Ridolfi in the 6th Legislative District encompassing all of Mercer County; however two years he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly from District 6A and was reelected in 1969. In 1971, in a newly reapportioned legislative district combining parts of Mercer County and all of Hunterdon County, Schluter was elected to the New Jersey Senate.

However two years in 1973 in a new 14th district encompassing Mercer, Hunterdon and Morris counties, Schluter lost the seat in 1973 to Anne Clark Martindell, as Democrats took control of the State Legislature in the wake of the Watergate scandal. In 1976 Schluter ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from the 13th congressional district against the Democratic incumbent, Helen Stevenson Meyner, who like Martindell, had won in a Republican-leaning district in the aftermath of Watergate. In the hotly contested race, Meyner defeated Schluter by a narrow margin. In 1978 Schluter ran for the House seat again but lost in the Republican primary to Jim Courter, who went on to defeat Meyner in the general election. Schluter returned to the New Jersey Legislature in 1987, when Dick Zimmer moved from the Assembly to the Senate following the death of Senator Walter E. Foran. Schluter won a special election Zimmer's Assembly seat in the 23rd district, was appointed to the State Senate after Zimmer succeeded Courter in the House of Representatives in 1991.

Schluter's Assembly seat was filled by Leonard Lance. Schluter served in the State Senate until 2001, when he would have had to run against a fellow incumbent, Democratic Senator Shirley Turner, due to redistricting. Instead, he ran as an independent in the race for Governor of New Jersey, with the help of Doug Friedline, the former campaign manager of Governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota; the relationship brought an endorsement from Gov. Jesse Ventura of Minnesota; however a few weeks on September 11, 2001 the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City caused an immediate cessation of political campaigning in New Jersey, supporters diverted their otherwise campaign contributions to disaster relief organizations. This prevented Schluter from raising sufficient funds to qualify in the gubernatorial televised debates. By the time the race restarted, Schluter lagged far behind Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Brett Schundler, garnered only 1% of the vote. Schluter was appointed to the State Ethics Commission in 2006 by Governor Jon Corzine.

He was a resident of New Jersey. Schluter remained somewhat active in New Jersey politics, he was the author of a book, Soft Corruption: How Unethical Conduct Undermines Good Government and What To Do About It, published in spring 2017 by Rutgers University Press. Schluter died on August 6, 2018 in his Pennington home following complications from pancreatic cancer of which he had been diagnosed for two years. New Jersey Legislature - Senator William E. Schluter

Berlin (sculpture)

Berlin is a sculpture on the Tauentzienstraße in Berlin, the capital of Germany. First conceived in 1985 and unveiled by the husband-and-wife sculpting team of Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff and Martin Matschinsky in 1987, the sculpture's principal motif, a "broken chain", was meant to symbolize the severed connections between West and East Berlin due to the construction of the Berlin Wall. After the Wall was dismantled, the sculpture was bought by the city from Matschinsky-Denninghoff to commemorate this period in German history. Berlin was one of eight sculptures designed during "Skulpturenboulevard Kurfürstendamm", an event commissioned by the city of West Berlin to celebrate Berlin's 750th anniversary in 1987. Of the eight sculptures unveiled, three were allowed to remain past the anniversary year. For the event, the sculptors were allowed free rein to decide where on or around the Kurfürstendamm to erect their work; the Matschinsky-Denninghoffs chose the Tauentzienstraße in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, damaged during the Bombing of Berlin in World War II, as the place to build and unveil their sculpture.

The sculpture consists of four steel tubes extending upwards. Each is about two meters in diameter, reinforced with a concrete base. For about half a meter, one of the two ends on each side tilt change direction looping but not touching, symbolizing the closeness and isolation between the two sides of Berlin; the surface of the tubes are covered by chrome nickel steel, which can darken or shine depending on the time of day. Describing the meaning and impact intended by the Berlin sculpture, Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff said, "The sculpture is accessible from all sides and thus perceivable to viewers. Emphasized is East-West. Our sculpture is designed as a big,'organically grown' gate, forming a double arch, not just necessary and practical, invigorating emphasis...we are trying to communicate something of Berlin's situation in a symbolic way." The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, located nearly "You have nothing to lose but your chains", a labor slogan