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Patriot League

The Patriot League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising private institutions of higher education and two United States service academies based in the Northeastern United States. Outside the Ivy League, it is among the most selective group of higher education institutions in NCAA Division I and has a high student-athlete graduation rate for both the NCAA graduation success rate and the federal graduation rate; the Patriot League consists of 10 core members: American University, the United States Military Academy, Boston University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Loyola University Maryland and the United States Naval Academy. All 10 core members participate in the NCAA's Division I for all Patriot League sports that they offer. Since not all schools sponsor every available NCAA sport, such as ice hockey and wrestling, most schools are affiliated with other collegiate conferences. Additionally, the Patriot League has a unique arrangement for football.

Bucknell, Holy Cross and Lehigh are members of the Patriot League's Football Championship Subdivision conference. Of the five other conference members, Boston University and Loyola Maryland do not sponsor football while Army and Navy play in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Four other private institutions are Patriot League members only for specific sports and are referred to as'Patriot League associate members.' Fordham University and Georgetown University are associate members in football, while MIT is an associate member in women's rowing and University of Richmond is an associate member in women's golf. Patriot League members are schools with strong academic reputations that adhere to the ideal of the "scholar-athlete", with the emphasis on "scholar". An academic index ensures that athletes are representative of and integrated with the rest of the student body. Out-of-league play for Patriot League schools is with members of the Ivy League, which follow similar philosophies regarding academics and athletics.

Patriot League members have some of the oldest collegiate athletic programs in the country. In particular, The Rivalry between Lehigh University and Lafayette College is both the nation's most played and longest uninterrupted college football series; the winner of the Patriot League Basketball tournament receives an automatic invitation to the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament every March. In recent years and Lehigh have both won NCAA tournament games; the Patriot League champion in a number of other sports receives an automatic invitation to its respective NCAA tournaments. The origins of the Patriot League began after the eight Ivy League schools each expanded its football schedules to ten games starting in 1980. Needing opponents with a similar competitive level on a regular basis for each teams' three nonconference games, the league contacted two university presidents, the Reverend John E. Brooks, S. J. of Holy Cross and Peter Likins of Lehigh, about the formation of a new conference that prohibited athletic scholarships.

The result was the Colonial League, a football-only circuit that began competition in 1986. Its six charter members were Holy Cross, Bucknell, Colgate and Davidson, which dropped out after the 1988 season for reasons related to geography, lack of competitiveness, a reluctance to relinquish its basketball scholarships in case the conference expanded into other sports. In 1990, the league changed its name to the Patriot League at the suggestion of Carl F. Ullrich, who would go on to become the conference's first full-time administrator.. At the start of the 1990–91 academic year, the league became an all-sport conference, with 22 sports, now had seven full members, including Fordham and the United States Military Academy as new members. In 1991, the league gained an eighth full member — the United States Naval Academy. In 1993, the league hired Constance H. Hurlbut as executive director, she was the first youngest person to be the leader of an NCAA Division I conference. In 1995, Fordham continued as an associate member in football.

In 1996, Fairfield and Ursinus joined as associate members in field hockey. In 1997, Towson joined as an associate member in football. In 1999, Hobart joined as an associate member in men's lacrosse and Villanova joined as an associate member in women's lacrosse. In 2001, American University joined as the eighth full member and Georgetown University joined as an associate member in football. Two schools announced in summer 2012 that they would join the league for the 2013–14 academic year, with Boston University making its announcement on June 15 and Loyola University Maryland doing so on August 29. While need-based financial aid has always been available, athletic scholarships have only been allowed in recent years at Patriot League schools. Basketball scholarships were first allowed beginning with freshmen entering the league in the fall of 1998. In 2001, when American, which gave scholarships in all sports (AU


Chavara is a village in Karunagappally taluk, Kollam district, India. It is a part of Quilon Lok Sabha constituency; the MLA of the Chavara constituency is Vijayan Pillai. Chavara is situated on the shores of the Arabian sea and the major freshwater lake in Kerala, which flows through it. Chavara has many lagoons including Sasthamkota Lake. Popular tourist destinations are St Andrew's Church, Kottankulangara Devi Temple, Kovilthottam beach and lighthouse as well as the area around Ashtamudi lake; the village has a high supply of mineral sand titanium in its beaches. For the processing of titanium, India's first titanium sponge plant was developed by KMML here, inaugurated in 2011 by the Defence Minister of India, AK Antony. IRE is another public sector unit located in Chavara. Kerala Premo Pipes a govt companyin; the Premo pipe factory which started production in 1961 and was closed in 1997 following adverse market conditions. Though an MOU was signed between KWA and HLL in the year 2011 for starting PVC pipes, same is yet to be materialized.

Kottankulangara Festival

New Hampshire Route 202A

New Hampshire Route 202A is a 14.639-mile-long east–west state highway in Strafford and Rockingham counties in southeastern New Hampshire, serving as a northern loop of U. S. Route 202, its western terminus is in Northwood at US 202 and New Hampshire Route 9, its eastern terminus is in Rochester at New Hampshire Route 108 and New Hampshire Route 125. NH 202A begins in Northwood as an offshoot of US 202 and proceeds due north towards the town of Strafford; the highway runs into the center of town and overlapping NH 126 before turning eastward. NH 202A continues east, passing through the northern corner of Barrington before crossing into the city of Rochester. NH 202A enters Rochester as Strafford Road turns east onto Crown Point Road before becoming Walnut Street; the road proceeds east into downtown. The nearest interchanges to the turnpike are located at exits 13, 14 or 15. Walnut Street ends at a five-way intersection with North Main streets. Due to the counter-clockwise one-way flow of traffic in downtown Rochester, westbound NH 202A traffic transitions from South Main onto Wakefield Street must turn left onto Union Street and right onto North Main Street.

The NH 202A designation continues for 0.3 miles before terminating at Columbus Avenue. Traffic continuing on South Main Street transitions directly onto NH 108 southbound. U. S. Roads portal List of state highways in New Hampshire

Stan Callaghan

Stan Callaghan was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played for Eastern Suburbs in the NSWRL competition during their second golden era where the club won 4 premierships in 6 seasons. Callaghan made his first grade debut for Eastern Suburbs against University in Round 5 1937 at the Sydney Cricket Ground scoring a try in a 52-5 victory. Callaghan went on to win a premiership in his first season at the club as they finished first on the table but were not required to play in a grand final to be declared premiers; the following year, Eastern Suburbs reached the grand final against Canterbury-Bankstown looking to win their 4th premiership in a row. Easts trailed 4-3 at halftime before being outclassed by Canterbury in the second half to lose 19-6. In 1940, Easts reached the grand final against Canterbury-Bankstown. Eastern Suburbs would get their revenge in the final winning 24-14 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of 24,167 spectators to claim their 8th premiership.

The following year, Eastern Suburbs reached another grand final with the opponents this time being St George. Callaghan was not selected to play in the match as St George won their first premiership by a score of 31-14. Callaghan retired following the conclusion of the 1941 season

Carmichaelia nana

Carmichaelia nana is a species of pea in the family Fabaceae. It is found in both the South Islands of New Zealand, its conservation status in 2013 was assessed as "At Risk" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System, but in 2018 its risk under the same system became "Threatened-Nationally Vulnerable". C. nana is a dwarf, spreading shrub growing in a dense mat from 20-60 mm 0.5 m wide. The species was first described by George Bentham as C. australis var. Β nana. It was raised to species level by William Colenso in 1864 in Joseph Dalton Hooker's "Handbook of New Zealand Flora"; the species epithet, nana, is a Latin adjective meaning "diminutive" or "dwarfed". It is found from both lowland to alpine habitats in alluvial river beds and moraines. Carmichaelia nana occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium Media related to Carmichaelia nana at Wikimedia Commons

Pan Shih-wei

Pan Shih-wei is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the Minister of the Council of Labor Affairs of the Executive Yuan from 28 September 2012 and subsequently the Minister of Labor from 17 February 2014 until his resignation on 24 July 2014. Pan obtained his bachelor's degree in political science from Tunghai University and master's degree in labor studies from Chinese Culture University, he continued his graduate study in the United States, obtaining master's and doctoral degrees in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. During the 2008 ROC Presidential Election, Pan wrote the labor policy for Ma Ying-jeou and Vincent Siew ticket of the Kuomintang. Pan was appointed to be the Minister of CLA after the incumbent Minister Wang Ju-hsuan resigned amid an uproar over her proposal to raise the minimum wage in Taiwan. In mid April 2013, Pan announced new pension reforms for Taiwan due to the projected Labor Insurance Funds bankruptcy in 2027, he added that the ROC government had launched a series reform methods to sustain the fund for at least another 30 years.

He warned that this change would be painful