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Poland, Ohio

Poland is a village about 7 miles southeast of Youngstown in Mahoning County, United States. The population was 2,555 at the 2010 census, it is part of the OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1796, Poland Township was the first charted township in the Connecticut Western Reserve, being the southeastern most portion; the township was founded by Jonathan Fowler, who fell in love with Yellow Creek which flows through Poland. He owned an inn near the river; the historical buildings of Poland have a sign in the shape of Ohio by the building's front door. The Village of Poland was founded in 1802. Poland Seminary was a private secondary school, Poland Academy, a liberal arts college founded in 1849, its main building has been incorporated into Poland Middle School on College Street. Its dormitory is incorporated into the Poland Public Library on Main Street. Former distinguished faculty include the journalist Ida Tarbell; the former medical school and Ohio Law College is now a private residence on College Street.

Poland is the home to the Poland Seminary High School Bulldogs. The Poland Local School District has two elementary schools: Union, McKinley elementary school for 3rd,4th, 5th graders, Poland McKinley, named after the former U. S. President William McKinley. Poland Middle School is home for the 6th,7th and 8th grade classes and Poland Seminary High School referred to as PSHS, houses the 9th through 12th grades. A Catholic school in Poland, Holy Family, serves children in pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade. Poland has been designated'Top School' in Ohio along with Canfield, Niles, Austintown, Youngstown, South Range, Beaver Local. Poland has a branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has an area of 1.65 square miles, of which 1.63 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,555 people, 1,066 households, 765 families living in the village; the population density was 1,567.5 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 1,135 housing units at an average density of 696.3 per square mile. The village's racial makeup was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 1,066 households, of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 28.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age in the village was 46.3 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The village's gender makeup was 51.8 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,990 people, 1,086 households, 822 families living in the village; the population density was 2,303.2 people per square mile. There were 1,123 housing units at an average density of 902.5 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, 0.24% African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.17% from other races, 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population. There were 1,086 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.3% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,273, the median income for a family was $55,486.

Males had a median income of $42,857 versus $23,603 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,924. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over. James Traficant, member of the United States House of Representatives who resided in Poland during his term in office and in his life. Town Crier newspaper Poland Schools

Anastasios Soulis

Anastasios Soulis is a Swedish actor. He was born to Georgios Soulis and a Finnish mother, Katariina Nerg. 2000 - Den bästa sommaren 2001 - Hem ljuva hem 2001 - Gryningsland 2002 - Alla älskar Alice 2002 - Det brinner! 2003 - Emma och Daniel: Mötet 2004 - Tre solar 2006 - Underbara älskade 2007 - Beck – Det tysta skriket 2008 - Les Grandes Personnes 2009 - Prinsessa 2009 - De halvt dolda 2009 - Bröllopsfotografen 2009 - Johan Falk – Gruppen för särskilda insatser 2009 - Johan Falk – Vapenbröder 2009 - Johan Falk – National Target 2010 - Maria Wern - Alla de stillsamma döda 2012 - Johan Falk – Spelets regler 2012 - Johan Falk – De 107 Patrioterna 2012 - Johan Falk – Alla råns moder 2012 - Johan Falk – Organizatsija Karayan 2012 - Johan Falk – Barninfiltratören 2013 - Rendez-vous à Kiruna 2013 - Crimes of Passion 2015 - En underbar jävla jul Anastasios Soulis on IMDb

Chris Markey

Christopher Henry Markey was a running back for the UCLA Bruins football team from 2004 to 2007. He started in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, started in the 2004 season after Maurice Jones-Drew was injured, he played professionally in Europe for two seasons in Nationalliga A in Switzerland. Chris was born to parents of African descent; as an adolescent in Luling, Markey began playing several types of sports but cites football as his main sport. Markey began his career in sports by joining the recreational teams. At Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Markey lettered in three sports: Football and Track and Field. Markey earned numerous achievements during his years in high school, he was named District triple jump champion and was selected to the All-District team within a two-year span. Rated as the nation's No. 21 tailback by Tom Lemming, Markey was a Tom Lemming All-American and a four-star tailback prospect by Max Emfinger. Markey ranked No. 53 among running backs by rivals.com. In 2003, Markey was named Mr. Football in the state of Louisiana.

In addition, he rushed for more yards than any player in the history of New Orleans prep football, totaling 2,837 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns as a senior. Markey accounted for 3,504 all-purpose yards on 382 touches. Markey was named "Legend of the Game" by his high school alma mater, Jesuit High School of New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 7, 2012; as a true freshman, Markey ran for 350 yards and ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with the help of his 22.2 kickoff return average, which placed him at third on the Bruin roster and 17th in the Conference. Markey's breakout performance came in a game against Oregon. Markey became the sixth true freshman of the season to start a game, opening in place of injured Maurice Jones-Drew. Markey rushed for a season-high 131 yards and led the Bruins with five receptions for 84 yards including his 23-yard kickoff return, Markey accounted for 238 all-purpose yards and his 29-yard run to the three-yard line preceded Manuel White's touchdown that broke a 7-7 tie and his 50-yard catch and run set up White's second TD that gave UCLA a 21-3 lead.

Markey was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. In his second year, Markey ranked second on the team in rushing with 561 yards, he ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,223 all-purpose and fourth on the team with 5 touchdowns. Markey played in all 12 games and started against USC. In the season-opener at San Diego State, he returned two kickoffs for 91 yards and returned a punt 41 yards, his best performance of the season occurred in the Sun Bowl. In that game against Northwestern, Markey rushed for 161 yards on 24 won co-MVP honors. Markey started all 13 of UCLA's games in 2006. On the year, he averaged 85.2 yards on 105.9 all-purpose yards per game. By the end of the season, he ranked 4th in the Pac-10 and 32nd nationally in rushing yards, 8th in the Pac-10 and 56th in the NCAA in all-purpose yards. By the end of the season, Markey became the 14th Bruin to rush for 2,000 yards in his career. Markey led the team with 35 receptions and became the first Bruin since Kermit Alexander in 1962 to lead the team in both rushing and receptions in a single year.

His 1,107 rushing yards on the year ranks 11th on UCLA's single-season list. That was the most by a Bruin since 2001, it was in 2006 that Markey was named a member of the Doak Walker Award Pre-Season Watch List, UCLA's co-Most Valuable Player, received All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He had a career-high 208 yards on 23. In that game he had 3 others of at least 10 yards. Markey entered his senior season as one of the top running backs in the Pac-10 Conference. On the year, he rushed for 715 yards and three touchdowns, his average of 59.6 yards per game was 11th in the Pac-10. He had his best game of the year against Washington, in which he rushed for 193 yards and one touchdown on just 14 carries, his one touchdown came on a 72-yard run, the longest of his career. Markey ended his career 8th on the UCLA career rushing list with 579 carries for 2,733 yards and 3rd all-time on the career all-purpose yardage list with 4,225, he had 8 games in which he rushed for 100 or more yards. Markey played two seasons in Switzerland for the Zurich Renegades earning the top Swiss leagues offensive MVP honor in 2011.

Markey played for the Billings Outlaws of the Indoor Football League in 2009 & 2010, winning two league championships. Chris' YouTube: Chris' Facebook: Chris' college profile

FK Utenis Utena

FK Utenis Utena is a professional football club, based in Utena, Lithuania. The club plays. In 2019 FK Utenis Utena will participate in II Lyga as due to financial difficulties the shareholders voted to withdraw from participation in I Lyga. 1933 – Utenis Utena 1946 – Žalgiris Utena 1948 – Vienybė Utena 1948 – Žalgiris Utena 1955 – Spartakas Utena 1957 – Nemunas Utena 1965 – FK Utenis Utena FK Utenis founded in 1933. And in 2014 team was refounded. In I Lyga was promoted to A lyga. In 2015, 2016, 2017 seasons the club spent in the top division of Lithuania, but by the end of 2017 they had financial problems and after end of the season decided to play next season in I Lyga. In 2018 I Lyga team finished in 8th position. However, due to financial difficulties the shareholders voted to withdraw from participation in 2019 I Lyga and will play in 2019 II Lyga. Utenis Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Lithuania; the stadium was renovated using funds from the European Union and opened on September 5, 2013.

It is used for football matches and is the home stadium of FK Utenis Utena. From the establishment of the club, Utenis colours are blue and white, therefore the kit is blue/white variation of shirt and socks. Away kits are plain white or blue. Updated 2 August, 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. HB Køge Official website

Scansoriopterygidae

Scansoriopterygidae is an extinct family of climbing and gliding maniraptoran dinosaurs. Scansoriopterygids are known from five well-preserved fossils, representing four species, unearthed in the Tiaojishan Formation fossil beds of Liaoning and Hebei, China. Scansoriopteryx heilmanni was the first non-avian dinosaur found that had clear adaptations to an arboreal or semi-arboreal lifestyle–it is that they spent much of their time in trees. Both specimens showed features indicating they were juveniles, which made it difficult to determine their exact relationship to other non-avian dinosaurs and birds, it was not until the description of Epidexipteryx hui in 2008. In 2015, the discovery of another, larger adult specimen belonging to the species Yi qi showed that scansoriopterygids were not only climbers but had adaptations that could have been used for gliding flight; the discovered Ambopteryx proves this. Scansoriopterygids are among the smallest non-avian dinosaurs known; the juvenile specimens of Scansoriopteryx are the size of house sparrows, about 16 cm long, while the adult type specimen of Epidexipteryx is about the size of a pigeon, about 25 cm long.

Scansoriopterygids differentiate from other theropod dinosaurs in part by their long third fingers, which were longer than the first and second digits of the hand. In all other known theropods, the second finger is the longest. At least one species, Yi qi had a long "styliform" bone growing from the wrist, along with the third finger, helped support a bat-like wing membrane used for gliding; this use of a long finger to support a wing membrane is only superficially similar to the wing arrangement in pterosaurs. Other features shared within the group include short and high skulls with down turned lower jaws and large front teeth, long arms. Tail length, varied among scansoriopterygids. Epidexipteryx had a short tail, anchoring long tail feathers, while Scansoriopteryx had a long tail with a short spray of feathers at the tip. All three described scansoripterygid specimens preserve the fossilized traces of feathers covering their bodies. Scansoriopterygidae was created as a family-level taxon by Stephen Czerkas and Yuan Chongxi in 2002.

Some scientists, such as Paul Sereno considered the concept redundant because the group was monotypic, containing only the single genus and species Scansoriopteryx heilmanni. Additionally, the group lacked a phylogenetic definition. However, in 2008 Zhang et al. reported another scansoriopterygid and defined Scansoriopterygidae as a clade comprising most recent common ancestor of Epidexipteryx and Epidendrosaurus plus all its descendants. The exact taxonomic placement of this group was uncertain and controversial; when describing the first validly published specimen in 2002, Czerkas and Yuan proposed that various primitive features of the skeleton showed that scansoriopterygids, along with other maniraptorans and birds, split from other theropods early in dinosaur evolution. However, this interpretation has not been followed by most other researchers. In a 2007 cladistic analysis of relationships among coelurosaurs, Phil Senter found Scansoriopteryx to be the closest dinosaurian relative of avian birds, a member of the clade Avialae.

This view was supported by a second phylogenetic analysis performed by Zhang et al. in 2008. A subsequent phylogenetic analysis conducted by Agnolín and Novas recovered scansoriopterygids not as avialans, but as basal members of the clade Paraves remaining in unresolved polytomy with alvarezsaurids and the clade Eumaniraptora. Turner and Norell included only Epidexipteryx hui in their primary phylogenetic analysis, as a full-grown specimen of this species is known. Epidexipteryx was recovered as basal paravian; the authors did note. A separate exploratory analysis included Scansoriopteryx/Epidendrosaurus, recovered as a basal member of Avialae. Constraining the monophyly of Scansoriopterygidae required four additional steps and moved Epidexipteryx into Avialae. A monophyletic Scansoriopterygidae was recovered by Godefroit et al.. Agnolín and Novas recovered scansoriopterygids as non-paravian maniraptorans and the sister group to Oviraptorosauria; the cladogram below follows the results of a phylogenetic study by Lefèvre et al. 2014: The fossil remains of Epidexipteryx, Scansoriopteryx and Yi were all recovered from the Tiaojishan Formation of northeastern China, the former two were spe

Margherita Durastanti

Margherita Durastanti was an Italian singer of the 18th century. Vocally, she is best described as a soprano, though in her career her tessitura descended to that of a mezzo-soprano. First heard of professionally in Mantua in 1700–01, she appeared in Bologna and Reggio Emilia and Reggio and Florence. Today she is remembered for her association with the composer George Frideric Handel: indeed she enjoyed a longer personal association with the composer than any other musician; as well as performing many of his early Italian solo cantatas, Durastanti's first roles for Handel included Mary Magdalene in his oratorio La resurrezione and the title role in Agrippina, in her capacity as prima donna of the S Giovanni Grisostomo Theatre in Venice, where she sang from 1709 to 1712. After singing at Parma, Naples, and, in 1719, she came to London in 1720. News of her imminent arrival evinced the following unflattering comment from the librettist Rolli: However, she received a strong recommendation from Steffan Benedetto Pallavicini, court poet at Dresden: She was offered her contract by the Royal Academy company rather late in the day, so was not the Academy's first choice as a member of it.

Handel on the other hand stayed in Dresden. The roles Handel wrote for her during the next five years demonstrate her considerable abilities as a musician and actress, displaying a wide range of characters, both male and female, an ability to cope with wide dissonant leaps in vocal lines and other difficulties, such as chromaticism and dramatic pauses. Though engaged as the first prima donna in the new company, she in effect began as primo uomo, creating the name-part in Radamisto in April 1720, she was demoted as more vocally gifted singers arrived, though her lower-status roles, such as that of Sesto in Giulio Cesare made considerable vocal and theatrical demands. In 1721 she gave birth to a girl, King George I and the Princess Royal were among the child's godparents, she returned to London in October 1722, but found herself superseded as "first woman" by the new sensation Francesca Cuzzoni. Not disconcerted by this turn of events, she remained in Handel's company for a further two seasons.

Her final performance for him was a revival of Ariosti's Coriolano, given for her benefit. In it she sang an English cantata to a text by Pope containing the lines "But let old charmers yield to new. Handel brought Durastanti back to England for his 1733–34 season, when she sang in revivals of Ottone and Il pastor fido, as well as several pasticcios. By this time she was in her fifties, had been singing professionally for over thirty years, it is testimony to her enduring abilities that an aristocratic opera-lover of the time, Lady Bristol, was moved to comment: Although there is little surviving contemporary opinion of Durastanti's singing, Charles Burney wrote insightfully, though at second hand, of her performance in the first revival of Handel's Floridante in 1722: Winton Dean: "Durastanti, Margherita", Grove Music Online ed L. Macy, grovemusic.com, subscription access. Dean, W and Merrill Knapp, J: Handel's Operas 1704–1726, p 668 LaRue, C S: Handel and his Singers, pp 80–104 Donald Burrows, Helen Coffey, John Greenacombe, Anthony Hicks: George Frideric Handel, Collected Documents, Cambridge, 2015Lists of operas: https://www.academia.edu/28531318/La_Durastante_Performances_1700-1719.pdf https://www.academia.edu/35050353/Margherita_Durastanti_List_of_major_vocal_works_operas_serenatas_and_oratorios_Part_II_1720_1734