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Pace bowling

Pace bowler is one of two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket, the other being spin bowling. Practitioners of pace bowling are known as fast bowlers, quicks, or pacemen, they can be referred to as a seam bowler, a swing bowler or a'fast bowler who can swing it' to reflect the predominant characteristic of their deliveries. Speaking, a pure swing bowler does not need to have a high degree of pace, though dedicated medium-pace swing bowlers are seen at Test level these days; the aim of pace bowling is to deliver the ball in such a fashion as to cause the batsman to make a mistake. The bowler achieves this by making the hard cricket ball deviate from a predictable, linear trajectory at a speed that limits the time the batsman has to compensate for it. For deviation caused by the ball's stitching, the ball bounces off the pitch and deflects either away from the batsman's body, or inwards towards them. Swing bowlers on the other hand use the seam of the ball but in a different way. To'bowl swing' is to induce a curved trajectory of the cricket ball through the air.

Swing bowlers use a combination of seam orientation, body position at the point of release, asymmetric ball polishing, variations in delivery speed to affect an aerodynamic influence on the ball. The ability of a bowler to induce lateral deviation or'sideways movement' can make it difficult for the batsman to address the flight of the ball accurately. Beyond this ability to create an unpredictable path of ball trajectory, the fastest bowlers can be potent by delivering a ball at such a rate that a batsman fails to react either or at all. A typical fast delivery by a professional has a speed in the range of 137–153 km/h, it is possible for a bowler to concentrate on speed when young, but as fast bowlers mature they may develop the skills of swing bowling or seam bowling techniques, both of which aim to move the ball laterally. Many fast bowlers specialise in one of these two areas and are sometimes categorised as a swing or seam bowler. However, this classification is not satisfactory because the categories are not mutually exclusive and a skilled bowler bowls a mixture of fast, swinging and cutting balls—even if they prefer one style to the others.

For simplicity, it is common to subdivide fast bowlers according to the average speed of their deliveries, as follows. There is a degree of subjectivity in the usage of these terms. For comparison, most spin bowlers in professional cricket bowl at average speeds of 70 to 90 km/h. Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, Jeff Thomson and Mitchell Starc have clocked over 160 km/h and are categorised as ‘Ultra Fast’ bowlers although bowling at speeds lower than this mark. While Steven Finn is classified as a fast-medium bowler by Cricinfo, he can bowl at around 145 km/h, with his fastest clocked at 151.9 km/h, making him the 10th fastest amongst active bowlers as of 3 January 2015 The first thing a fast bowler needs to do is to grip the ball correctly. The basic fast bowling grip to achieve maximum speed is to hold the ball with the seam upright and to place the index and middle fingers close together at the top of the seam with the thumb gripping the ball at the bottom of the seam; the image on the top shows the correct grip.

The first two fingers and the thumb should hold the ball forward of the rest of the hand, the other two fingers should be tucked into the palm. The ball is held quite loosely so. Other grips are possible, result in different balls – see swing and seam bowling below; the bowler holds their other hand over the hand gripping the ball until the latest possible moment so that the batsman cannot see what type of ball is being bowled. A fast bowler needs to take a longer run-up toward the wicket than a spinner, due to the need to generate the momentum and rhythm required to bowl a fast delivery. Fast bowlers measure their preferred run up in strides, mark the distance from the wicket, it is important for the bowler to know how long the run-up is because it must terminate behind the popping crease. A bowler who steps beyond this has bowled a no-ball, which affords the batsman immunity from dismissal, adds one run to the batting team's score, forces the bowler to bowl another ball in the over. At the end of the run-up the bowler brings his lead foot down on the pitch with the knee as straight as possible.

This can be dangerous due to the pressure it places on the joint. Knee injuries are not uncommon amongst fast bowlers: for example, the English pace bowler David Lawrence was sidelined for many months after splitting his kneecap in two; the pressure on the leading foot is such that some fast bowlers cut the front off their shoes to stop their toes from being injured as they are pressed against the inside of the shoe. The bowler brings the bowling arm up over their head and releases the ball at the height appropriate to where they want the ball to pitch. Again, the arm must be straight though this is a stipulation of the laws of cricket rather than an aid to speed. Bending the elbow and "chucking" the ball would make it too easy for the bowler to aim at the batsman's wicket and get them out. Fast bowlers tend to have an action that leaves them either side-on or chest-on at the end of the run up. A chest-on bowler has chest and hips aligned towards the batsman at the instant of back foot contact, while a side-on bowler has chest and hips aligned at ninety degrees to the bat

Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Ukraine will participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 26 November 2017. Their entrant was selected through a national selection, organized by the Ukrainian broadcaster NTU; the semi-final took place on 8 August 2017, where the 27 eligible submissions performed in front of a jury, they chose ten artists to qualify to the final, which took place on 25 August 2017. As a result, Anastasiya Baginska won the Ukrainian selection and got the right to represent Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song "Don't Stop". Prior to the 2017 Contest, Ukraine had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest eleven times since its debut in 2006. Ukraine have never missed a contest since their debut appearance, having won the contest once in 2012 with the song "Nebo", performed by Anastasiya Petryk; the Ukrainian capital Kiev has hosted the contest twice, at the Palace of Sports in 2009 and at the Palace "Ukraine" in 2013. In 2016, Sofia Rol represented Ukraine in Valletta, Malta with the song "Planet Craves For Love".

It ended 14th out of 17 competing countries with 30 points. The Ukrainian broadcaster launched their selection process on 7 July 2017, accepting submissions until 7 August 2017; the semi-final took place on 8 August 2017, with all the submissions performing in front of a professional jury, who decided the 10 acts that qualified for the final. It was announced shortly after the semi-final that the final would take place on 25 August 2017; the final, hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko and Daria Kolomiiets, took place on 25 August 2017 in the International Children's Centre, based in Pushcha-Vodytsia. It consisted of 10 competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of both telephone vote and the votes of a jury made up of music professionals; the show was opened by last year's Ukrainian representative Sofia Rol who performed her song "Planet Craves For Love". Anastasiya Baginska was announced as the winner of the national final and earned the right to represent Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song "Ne zupyniay".

The public televote in the final registered 14,731 votes. Anastasiia won the televote with 41%; the jury members were as followed: Vadym Lysytsia – music, sound producer Iryna Shvaidak – singer EL Kravchuk – singer, actor Svitlana Tarabarova – singer, composer ROZHDEN – singer, musician Anastasiya Baginska is a Ukrainian child singer. She represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Don't stop" "Don't Stop", is a song by Ukrainian child singer Anastasiya Baginska, it represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which will both take place on 20 November 2017, Ukraine was drawn to perform eleventh on 26 November 2017, following Albania and preceding Malta. In Ukraine, the final will be broadcast on UA:Pershyi with commentary by Timur Miroshnychenko; the Ukrainian spokesperson, who will announce the top 12-point score awarded by the Ukrainian jury during the final, will be 2016 Ukrainian representative Sofia Rol.

The results of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be determined by national juries and an online audience vote. Every country will have a national jury that will consist of three music industry professionals and two kids aged between 10 and 15 who are citizens of the country they represent; this jury will be asked to judge each contestant based on: vocal capacity. In addition, no member of a national jury could be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently; the first phase of the online voting will start on 24 November 2017 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances will be shown on before the viewers can vote. After this, voters will have the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsal; this first round of voting will stop on Sunday, 26 November, at 15:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting will take place during the live show and will start right after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes.

International viewers can vote for a maximum of five. They can vote for their own country’s song; these votes will be turned into points which will be determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song receives 20% of the votes, thus it will receive 20% of the available points; the public vote will count for 50% of the final result, while the other 50% will come from the professional juries. Ukraine received 67 points from Online voting

Greencastle-Antrim School District

The Greencastle Antrim School District is a medium, public school district located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses the borough of the surrounding Antrim Township. Greencastle Antrim School District encompasses 93 square miles. According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 16,226 people. By 2010, the District's population increased to 18,916 people. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2009, the District residents' per capita income was $19,566, while the median family income was $49,318. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501 and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010. In school year 2007-08, Greencastle Antrim School District provided basic educational services to 2,938 pupils; the District employed: 175 teachers, 179 full-time and part-time support personnel and 15 administrators. Greencastle Antrim School District received more than $9.6 million in state funding in school year 2007-08. According to District officials, the District provided basic educational services to 3,003 pupils in 2011-2012.

It employed: 176 teachers, 119 full-time and part-time support personnel, 13 administrators during the 2011-12 school year. The District received $10.18 million in state funding in the 2011-2012 school year. Transportation is provided to over 90% of more than 2,800 students enrolled in grades K-12. Greencastle Antrim School District operates five schools: Greencastle Antrim Primary School, Greencastle Antrim Elementary School, Greencastle Antrim Middle School, Greencastle Antrim High School. Alternatively, students may choose to attend Franklin Virtual Academy, an online education program operated by a cooperative agreement of Franklin County public school districts. Greencastle-Antrim High School students may choose to attend Franklin County Career and Technology Center for training in the construction and mechanical trades; the Lincoln Intermediate Unit IU12 provides the District with a wide variety of services like specialized education for disabled students and hearing and visual disability services and professional development for staff and faculty.

Greencastle-Antrim School District is affiliated with six neighboring districts in a Learning Center for handicapped children. In 1966, the District purchased the Stover-Winger Farm. Like most Pennsylvania public school districts, Greencastle-Antrum School District is governed by 9 individually elected board members, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania General Assembly; the federal government, through the US Department of Education, controls programs it funds like Title I funding for low-income children in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, which mandates the district focus federal resources on student success in acquiring adequate reading skills and math competence. The Superintendent and Business Manager are appointed by the school board; the Superintendent is the chief administrative officer with overall responsibility for all aspects of operations, including education and finance.

The Business Manager is responsible for budget and financial operations. Neither of these officials are voting members of the School Board; the School Board enters into individual employment contracts for these positions. In Pennsylvania, public school districts are required to give 150 days notice to the Superintendent regarding renewal of the employment contract; the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives Sunshine Review gave the Greencastle-Antrim School Board and the district administration a "F" for transparency based on a review of "What information can people find on their school district's website". It examined the school district's website for information regarding. Greencastle-Antrim School District was ranked 199th out of the 498 ranked Pennsylvania school districts in 2014, by the Pittsburgh Business Times; the ranking is based on the last 3 years of student academic achievement as demonstrated by PSSAs results in: reading, writing and science and the three Keystone Exams in high school.

Three school districts were excluded. The PSSAs are given to all children in grades 3rd through 8th. Adapted PSSA examinations are given to children in the special education programs. Writing exams were given to children in 8th grades. Of disadvantaged students, 67.5 students performed proficiently in 2015. 2013 - 219th 2012 - 262nd 2011 - 251st 2010 - 284th 2009 - 326th 2008 - 337th 2007 - 300th out of 501 Pennsylvania school districts in 2007. Overachiever statewide ranking In 2013, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported an Overachievers Ranking for 498 Pennsylvania school districts. Greencastle-Antim School District ranked 457th. In 2012, the district was ranked 483rd in the Commonwealth; the editor describes the ranking as: "a ranking answers the question - which school districts do better than expectations based upon economics? This rank takes the Honor Roll rank and adds the percentage of students in the district eligible for free and reduced-price lunch into the formula. A district finishing high on this rank is smashing expectations, any district above the median point is exceeding expectations."Greencastle-Antrim School District student achievement is in the 47th percentile of Pennsylvania's 500 school district.

Scale In 2012 and 2011, Greencastle-Antim School District

Fierzë Hydroelectric Power Station

The Fierza Hydroelectric Power Station is a large hydroelectric power station on the Drin River, in Albania. Fierza is the upper HPP of the Drin River cascade. Based on the installed power capacity and the volume of the reservoir, Fierza plays a key role for the exploitation and safe operation of Drin cascade. Work for its construction began in 1970; the first power unit become operational in 1978 and the plant was operational in 1980. Fierza HPP was built with equipment from China but on the concepts of Albanian engineers. Around 14,000 workers and specialist were involved in the construction of the plant. Fierza is a HPP with a Rock-fill dam with a clay reservoir; when it was built, Fierza was the second in Europe for the height of its type. The dam has a total volume of 8 million m3; this rock-fill dam measures 167 m in height, 380 m in length along the crest. Construction began in 1971 and was completed seven years in 1978; the dam is one of the three hydroelectric dams on the Drin River. The reservoir was filled with water between 1978 and 1981.

The four units installed in the plant have "Francis" vertical turbines with 125 MW power each. The annual output of Fierza HPP averages in 1,330 GWh, that represent 33% of Drin cascade production; the importance of Fierza, beside energy production, relates on the capacity of its lake which regulates the annual inflows and increase the efficient use of the Drin cascade. Koman and Fierza Reservoirs Ferry List of power stations in Albania

Edgar Moline

Edgar Robert Moline was an Anglo-Austrian born in Austria-Hungary to an English father and an Austrian mother. He moved as a child to England and played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire in 1878. Moline was born in Laibach in Austria, but now named Ljubljana and part of Slovenia. Together with his brothers Charles Moline, who played cricket for Cambridge, Frank Moline, who played for Clifton and Bristol Grammar School, he moved to England. A right-hand bat, Moline played for an invitational XI at the behest of WG Grace in 1877, scoring two and 38, he made zero and nine against South Wales Cricket Club in 1880. His two first-class matches for Gloucestershire came against Yorkshire and Sussex in July and August 1878 respectively, he scored thirty-one runs in total, with a batting average of 10.33. Moline bowled underarm right-arm slow, but he was not called upon to bowl in his first-class career, he died in Devon. Notes SourcesEdgar Moline at ESPNcricinfo Edgar Moline at CricketArchive

Hymn of Crimea

Hymn of Crimea is the official anthem of the Crimea. The anthem was composed by Alemdar Karamanov, the text was written by Olga Golubeva; the anthem was adopted after a contest held by the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on 26 February 1992. It was adopted on 18 October 2000; the anthem is used by both the Republic of Crimea and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea claimed by Ukraine. Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy, the national anthem of Ukraine Gosudárstvennyj Gimn Rossíjskoj Federácii, the national anthem of Russia Ant etkenmen, the national anthem of the Crimean Tatars Flag of Crimea Coat of arms of Crimea – Crimea