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Peshkopi is a town in Dibër County, northeastern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Dibër; the population at the 2011 census was 13,251. It is located 187 kilometres away from Tirana, the capital of Albania, 20 kilometres from Macedonian border, it sits 651 metres above sea level. It is the capital of both the district of Dibër, it is the only county capital in Albania. Peshkopi lies east of the Black Drin river; the Drin valley is the lowest part of the district. Mineral ores such as chromium and marble have been discovered in the district, it is an important industrial center in Albania in relation to the food industry. The region now known as Dibër was inhabited in pre-Christian times by the Illyrian tribe known to the Romans as Penestae, Πενέσται in Ancient Greek; the name of Peshkopi is derived from the word peshkop meaning bishop in Albanian and from Episkopè in Greek. Bulgarian maps of the eleventh century show the town under the name Presolengrad.

The region of Dibër was subsumed under the Orthodox archepiscopate of Ohrid in 1019, one year received the status of an episcopate with its center in the Bulke ward of Peshkopi, located in what is now the neighborhood of Dobrovë. The central church of the Dibër Episcopate was that of St. Stephen; the seat of the Episcopate would be relocated, but the town of Peshkopi retained its name. Peshkopi is referenced as early as the fifteenth century under the name Peskopia. By the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Ottoman Empire had completed its conquest of Albania. Under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, Peshkopi was a small market town, overshadowed by the larger and more flamboyant Debar, which today lies just over the Macedonian border; the population of Peshkopi was completely Muslim by 1583. In 1873 an Ottoman barracks was built in housing up to 8,000 soldiers; the Dibër region, including Peshkopi, took part in the uprisings against Ottoman authority that were occurring throughout Albania in the early 1910s.

Albanian armed bands captured Peshkopi from the Ottomans on August 16, 1912. In the aftermath of the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, a Serbian army invaded Dibër and entered Peshkopi in early December 1912. Albanian forces retook the city on September 20, 1913. A Bulgarian army invaded Peshkopi on January 1, 1916; the Austro-Hungarian Empire, an ally of Bulgaria, brought an army to Peshkopi on April 12, 1916 and engaged in punitive house-burnings and executions throughout the region in an attempt to quell local resistance. The Bulgarians and Austro-Hungarians departed the area in September 1918. Italian forces invaded Albania in 1939, reaching Peshkopi on April 15. Albanian Communist partisans retook Peshkopi on September 9, 1943; the following October, the partisans defeated Balli Kombëtar forces in an armed battle for control of the city. In July 1944, German forces occupied the city, but were expelled that same month. Fighting continued in the Dibër region until early September, leaving the Communist-dominated National Liberation Army in control.

Peshkopi had a branch of Aleksandër Moisiu University. It was closed in 2017 by order of the national Ministry of Education for alleged failure to meet standards. Said Najdeni High School Nazmi Rushiti Professional School Selim Alliu Demir Gashi The predominant form of tourism in the region is mountain tourism, due to the hilly terrain and large amount of forest. In the district of Dibra lie two of the thirteen national parks in Albania, Lurë National Park, Korab-Koritnik Nature Park which offer mountain tourism in the winter and summer, including climbing, skiing, picnics, kayaking, etc; the museum, located beside the general secondary school, houses a collection of local costumes, kitchen equipment and filigree jewelry, as well as a number of models of local architecture. Elez Isufi Boulevard is a pedestrian-only street lined with linden trees. Thermal mineral water springs and sulphur baths in the vicinity of Peshkopi are a draw for seasonal tourism from within Albania, but to a lesser extent from neighboring countries.

They are reputed to alleviate some health issues. The baths are located a short distance east of the city, upstream along the creek which runs through the middle of Peshkopi; the main sport played in Peshkopi is football. The city's main team is KF Korabi Peshkopi and its home stadium is Korabi Stadium with a capacity of 6,000 spectators; the multidisciplinary club's home arena is the Bashkim Lala Sports Palace, which has a capacity of over 2,000 spectators. KF Korabi plays in the Albanian First Division, they were runners-up in the 1961, 2015–16 Albanian First Division going in to the Albanian Superliga. Peshkopi is served by bus lines to and from Durrës; these depart in the morning on a fixed schedule. There are minibuses and vans serving a wider set of destinations, which depart when sufficiently full. Minibuses to Tirana and Durrës are somewhat more expensive than the equivalent bus route. There is no train service to Peshkopi; the main road to Peshkopi is SH6. A new highway called the Arbër Highway is under construction.

It is projected to link Tirana with Debar, North Macedonia and will connect with SH6. Gëzim Alpion- Academic Cen Elezi- bayraktar of Dibra Bashkim Gazidede-

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Francis Marion Cockrell was a Confederate military commander and American politician from the state of Missouri. He served as a United States Senator from Missouri for five terms, he was a prominent member of the famed South–Cockrell–Hargis family of Southern politicians. Cockrell was born in Warrensburg, the son of Nancy and Joseph Cockrell, the sheriff of Johnson County, his older brother was Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell, a congressman from Texas in the 1890s. Francis Cockrell attended local schools and Chapel Hill College in Lafayette County, graduating in July 1853. Cockrell was married three times, his first wife, Arthusa D. Stapp, with whom he had three sons, died in 1859, his second wife, Anna E. Mann of Kentucky, died of consumption in 1871. In July 1873, he married Anna Ewing, the eldest daughter of Judge Ephraim Brevard Ewing from Missouri. At the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, Cockrell joined the Missouri State Guard as a Captain. After being mustered into the Confederate States Army in the 2nd Missouri Regiment in early 1862.

Cockrell commanded a brigade in the Vicksburg Campaign. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Champion Hill, launching a counterattack that temporarily ousted troops of XVII Corps off the hill, he took part in the Battle of Big Black River Bridge. His brigade was able to escape, he was wounded in the hand by an exploding shell during the Siege of Vicksburg. Cockrell was promoted to brigadier general on July 18, 1863, he went on to fight in many of the battles of the Atlanta Campaign, participated in Hood's Tennessee Campaign that year. In 1865 Cockrell commanded a division in defence of Alabama. On April 9, 1865, shortly before the war ended, Cockrell was captured there but was paroled on May 14. Cockrell's Missouri Brigade was considered one of the finest on either side, Cockrell himself is recognized as one of the best combat brigadiers of the entire war, he returned to his law practice in Missouri. In 1874, who became a member of the United States Democratic Party, was elected to the U. S. Senate from Missouri by the state legislature.

His first and only elected office, he served in the Senate from 1875 to 1905. He held several committee chairmanships, including the chairmanships of the Claims Committee, Engrossed Bills Committee and Appropriations Committee during his senate career, he received 42 votes for President of the United States at the 1904 Democratic National Convention, but was defeated by Alton B. Parker, he was appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, serving in that capacity until 1910. In 1911, he was appointed commissioner to negotiate the boundaries between the state of Texas and the New Mexico Territory, about to become a state. In 1913, Woodrow Wilson appointed him as the civilian member on the Board of Ordnance and Fortifications for the War Department, where he served until his death in Washington, D. C. List of American Civil War generals Bailey, Anne, "Francis Marion Cockrell", The Confederate General, Vol. 2, William C. and Julie Hoffman, National Historical Society, 1991, ISBN 0-918678-64-1.

Eicher, John H. and Eicher, David J. Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. Sifakis, Stewart. Who Was Who in the Civil War. New York: Facts On File, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8160-1055-4. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. ISBN 978-0-8071-0823-9. Williamson, Hugh P. "Correspondence of Senator Francis Marion Cockrell: December 23, 1885-March 24, 1888." Bulletin of the Missouri Historical Society 28: 296-305. Francis Cockrell at Find a Grave

Cristina Pacheco

Cristina Pacheco is a journalist, writer and television personality who lives and works in Mexico City. While her journalism career began in 1960, continuing with regular columns in La Jornada, she is best known for her work in television, hosting two shows called Aquí nos tocó vivir and Conversando, con Cristina Pacheco, both on Once TV since 1980. Which these shows, Pacheco interviews notable people and profiles popular Mexican culture, which includes interviews with common people, she has received over forty prizes and other recognitions for her work including Mexico’s National Journalism Prize and the first Rosario Castellanos a la Trayectoria Cultural de la Mujer Award for outstanding women in the Spanish-speaking world. Cristina Pacheco was born Cristina Romo Hernández on September 13, 1941 in San Felipe Torres Mochas, Guanajuato, she was younger of one of six children of a family poor enough to know. However, her parents taught her not to beg from others; the family left Guanajuato to live in San Luis Potosí but only for because there Pacheco hurt herself gravely and the family moved to Mexico City for her medical treatment.

Her mother decided. Her family all lived in one room with no privacy. Although she did not have money or toys, she did have freedom, as it was easy for her to escape as her mother was always busy, she would eavesdrop on neighbors. She says she heard many things as no one took notice of her. For this reason she calls herself an “insignificant child, not because she thought she was insignificant but because other saw her as such. What she saw was the good and bad in life; this inspired in her the desire to be a journalist, from which she never wavered. She attended the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México receiving a bachelor’s in Spanish, she is married to writer and translator José Emilio Pacheco, from whom she took her professional name and with whom she has two daughters. She does not like to talk about the details of her relationship with her husband, stating only that it is an ordinary marriage although she admires her husband’s work greatly. Despite her successful career in radio and television, she has not encourage her daughters to follow this path because she does not believe these media inform the public as they should.

She does not like being famous. She does much of her own housework because she says it “keeps her feet on the ground” and she cannot work unless there is a certain amount of order, she has declined. Her career began in writing and she has been an editor and writer of various genres, she is best known for her work chronicling the popular culture of Mexico doing this in radio and television. She still considers herself first a journalist and writer, which to her is adventure and improvisation; when she was younger and single she wanted to cover war stories and the like, but today she is quite satisfied with the work that she does. She began her journalism career in 1960 with the El Novedades newspapers. In 1963 she began writing for the Sucesos magazine with the pseudonym of Juan Ángel Real. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Siempre! magazine. She published interviews and other articles for other publications such as El Sol de México, the Cuadrante de la Soledad section of El Día, La Jornada from 1986 to the present.

For the last, her best known work is a weekly column series entitled Mar de Historias. She edited the Contenido book series, the Revista de al Universidad de México and Sábado a supplement of the Unomásuno publication. In addition to newspaper columns and reports, she has written short stories, novels and children’s literature, she has published fifteen novels including Para vivir aquí, Sopita de fideo, Cuarto de azotea, Zona de desastre, La última noche del tigre, El corazón de la noche, Para mirar a lo lejos, Amores y desamores, Los trabajos perdidos, El oro del desierto. Books which feature collections of her interviews include Testimonio y conversaciones, La luz de México, Los dueños de la noche, Al pie de la letra, Limpios de todo amor, cuentos reunidos, 1997-2001 and La rueda de la fortuna, her interview collections have a narrative feel. Children’s books include La chistera maravillosa, El eucalipto Ponciano, La canción del grillo 2006, Se vende burro, Dos amigos, El pájaro de madera and Humo en tus ojos.

Despite her long journalism career, it has been her work on television. She began as a commentator on the show Séptimo Días on Channel 13 on which she realized a series of interviews with writer Renato Leduc. Since 1977 she has worked with Once TV starting as commentator on the shows Así fue la semana and De todos modo Juan te llamas, a series of interview with writer Juan de la Cabada. In 1980, she began hosting two shows of her own on Once, Aquí nos tocó Vivir and Conversando, con Cristina Pacheco, which remain on the air. Both cover cultural topics related to Mexico. With the show Conversando, con Cristina Pacheco, she profiles people in the arts and popular culture such as writers, artists, sports figures, which have included Portuguese writer José Saramago, Catalan lyricist Joan Manuel Serrat, painters Juan Soriano and Perro Aguayo. With Aquí nos tocó vivir, the emphasis is on everyday Mexico, including interviews with people who are not famous but whose stories intrigue Pacheco, she researches her subjects prior to interview b