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Pompei

Pompei is a city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples in Italy, home of the ancient Roman ruins part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Modern Pompei was founded in 1891 after the building of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei by the lawyer Bartolo Longo; the town of Pompei is located at the eastern borders of its province, its urban area is contiguous with Scafati, in the Province of Salerno. It borders with Torre Annunziata, Castellammare di Stabia, Santa Maria la Carità and Sant'Antonio Abate. Main Sights Main Attractions The city is famous for the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, located in the zone of Pompei Scavi; the vast archeological area is under the Unesco Patronage and attracts tourists from all around the world. The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, has become a site for Catholic pilgrimages in recent years, it houses a canvas by Luca Giordano. It was founded by a convert who experienced a miracle from the Virgin Mary; the ex-votos that cover the walls of the church are a testimonial of the miracles granted by the Virgin Mary since the church was consecrated in 1891.

Many churches and shrines around the world are dedicated to Our Lady of Pompei. The bell tower was built between 1912 and 1925. Designed by Aristide Leonori and his brother Pio Leonori, the bell tower is 80 metres high; the top of the bell tower, which can be reached by taking a lift, allows visitors to enjoy a splendid view of the modern city, Mount Vesuvius and part of the ancient city of Pompeii. Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei Church of San Salvatore Church of Sacro Cuore di Gesù Church of San Giuseppe sposo della Beata Vergine Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo Church of Immacolata Concezione Church of Madonna dell'Arco Chapel of Madonna delle Grazie Chuch of Sacri Cuori di Gesù e Maria Pompei is served by the motorway A3 at the exits of Pompei-Scafati, Pompei Ovest and Castellammare di Stabia, it is crossed by the national roads SS 18 and SS 145. On the Naples-Salerno line, owned by FS, is situated the main railway station and a little stop named Pompei Scavi, closed in the 1970s. Onto two lines owned by the SFSM - Circumvesuviana, Pompei counts a total of 4 station.

Pompei Santuario and Pompei Valle lies on the Torre Annunziata-Pompei-Poggiomarino line. Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri and Moregine lie on the Naples-Torre Annunziata-Castellammare-Sorrento line; the nearest airports are: Napoli-Capodichino 28 km Salerno-Pontecagnano 49 km Pompei's main football team has been the A. S. D. Città di Pompei; the team no longer exists today. Official website Pompei Tourism Info Official tour guides of Pompei Photo Gallery by Leonardo Bellotti

Gary L. Wilson

Gary L. Wilson is an American business executive, he served as chairman of the board of Northwest Airlines, chief financial officer of Walt Disney Company and chief financial officer of Marriott Corporation. Wilson was raised in Alliance, Ohio, he graduated from Alliance High School 1958. Wilson attended Duke University where he played football. Wilson was a running back on the Duke football team for two championship years. Wilson earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity college at Duke University in 1962, an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania in 1963, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University in 2005. His eldest son Derek Wilson earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Duke in 1986 and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business in 1990. Derek's mother, Susan Moody Wilson, graduated from the Woman's College at Duke in 1962. Derek's daughter, Trinity, is a Duke graduate. Wilson began his career in 1964 in Manila as CFO of Trans-Philippines Investment Corp. a leveraged buyout of one of the world's largest sugar companies.

He created and was CEO of a sugar-trading subsidiary that produced 20 percent of TPIC's profit with no capital invested. He recommended and implemented the transformation of the firm from a sugar company to one of Asia's largest construction companies by acquiring Atlantic Gulf & Pacific in 1969, while selling the sugar mills. After returning from Asia, he joined Marriott in 1974, as executive vice president for finance and development. While there, Marriott's market capitalization increased from $200 million in 1974 to $3.6 billion in 1987 for a 24 percent IRR. Among his accomplishments were creating and developing the Courtyard Hotel concept, as well as Marriott time sharing, he led the 1978 repurchase of one-third of Marriott shares, which at the time was the second largest stock buyback in history. In 1985, Wilson joined the Walt Disney Company as executive vice president of finance and development when the Bass Brothers acquired control. During his time there, market capitalization increased from $2 billion to $20 billion, an IRR of 58 percent by expanding hotel and theme park assets while increasing prices.

Among his accomplishments were increasing hotel rooms from 4,000 in 1985 to 18,000 rooms in 1992 and introducing time-sharing based on the Marriott model. He developed the Euro Disney theme park complex in Paris from site selection to financing, gaining major concessions from the French government and culminating in one of Europe's largest IPOs, he financed films through innovative public partnerships that shifted ownership risk to investors while Disney retained distribution fees and a share of appreciation. Wilson led the buyout of Northwest Airlines in 1989. In 1997, as chairman of Northwest, he acquired control of Continental Airlines. Prior to the September 11 attacks and the subsequent fallout on the airline industry, Northwest's market capitalization reached $6 billion, providing investors with handsome returns on their $300 million initial equity investment, he served as chairman or co-chairman of Northwest from 1991 to 2007. Wilson acquired other companies, including Progress Rail in 2004, is the creator and general partner of several private equity funds: Manhattan Pacific Partners, an investment fund.

“Leadership and management are a business’s most important asset. They are not on the balance sheet, but they can produce results. Be aggressive about who you work for and hire people better than you are.” — Gary L. Wilson during a speech in 2005 at the University of Southern California. Wilson is a director of CBRE Group Inc.. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke University and serves on the board of overseers of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the board of directors of Millennium Promise, he is a member of the NCAA Leadership Advisory Board and on the advisory board of NeoSpire Inc. He served on the boards of directors of Northwest Airlines, Inc; the Walt Disney Company and Yahoo! Inc. Wilson is Chairman of the Board of TruthMD. In 1998 Gary established the Alvin J. Wilson-Duke University Scholarship in 1998 in memory of his late father. Awarded annually to an Alliance High School student, enrolling at Duke University. Duke pays half of the scholarship with Wilson contributing the other half.

In 1999 Gary donated $5 million to enhance Duke University's The Wilson Recreational Center. In 2013 Gary donated $2 million to Duke Athletics. In 2014 Gary and his son Derek announced they would provide $2 million to enhance and support Duke Athletic facilities and $1 million to fund an endowment for the Nasher Museum of Art. Gary has three sons, Derek, CD and Hale

Seguin Huskies

The Seguin Huskies are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Humphrey, Canada. They play in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League; the Seguin Huskies joined the GMHL in spring 2013. The Huskies are the first junior team in Humphrey since the Seguin Bruins of the Ontario Junior Hockey League folded in 2010. On September 14, 2013, the Huskies played their first game as a franchise, traveling to Bracebridge, Ontario, to play the second year Bracebridge Phantoms. At 3:46 into the first period, Connor Scott scored the first goal in franchise history. Tanner Emerson made 28 saves to earn a 15 -- 3 romp of the Phantoms. On September 15, 2013, the Huskies played their first home game, they hosted and defeated the Phantoms 10–4. Kevin Munge scored the first home goal in team history along with totaling three goals and two assists on the night, while Tanner Emerson picked up the win with 36 saves; the Huskies finished their inaugural season 39–1–2. In 2017, the team owners merged one of their other teams, the Parry Sound Islanders, into the Huskies for the 2017–18 season.

The owners made the Islanders' head coach Doug Raymond the new Huskies head coach. The next season, the Huskies were no longer listed as members of the GMHL. Huskies Webpage GMHL Webpage

2012 Ms. Olympia

The 2012 Ms. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and part of Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2012 was held on September 28, 2012, at the South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada and in the Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada, it was the 33rd Ms. Olympia competition held. Other events at the exhibition included the 212 Olympia Showdown, Mr. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Figure Olympia, Bikini Olympia contests. 1st $28,000 2nd $14,000 3rd $8,000 4th $5,000 5th $3,000 6th $2,000Total: $60,000 1st - Iris Kyle 2nd - Debi Laszewski 3rd - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia 4th - Alina Popa 5th - Brigita Brezovac 6th - Sheila Bleck 7th - Monique Jones 8th - Anne Freitas 9th - Michelle Cummings 10th - Sarah Hayes 11th - Kim Buck 12th - Helle Trevino 13th - Lisa GiesbrechtComparison to previous Olympia results: Same - Iris Kyle +2 - Debi Laszewski -1 - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia +1 - Alina Popa -2 - Brigita Brezovac Same - Sheila Bleck +2 - Monique Jones +2 - Helle Trevino 15th Ms. Olympia attended - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia 14th Ms. Olympia attended - Iris Kyle 4th Ms. Olympia attended - Debi Laszewski 3rd Ms. Olympia attended - Sheila Bleck and Helle Trevino 2nd Ms. Olympia attended - Brigita Brezovac, Kim Buck, Monique Jones, Alina Popa 1st Ms. Olympia attended - Sarah Hayes, Lisa Giesbrecht, Michelle Cummings, Anne Freitas Previous year Olympia attendees who did not attend - Dayana Cadeau, Cathy LeFrançois, Heather Foster, Tina Chandler, Nicole Ball, Kim Perez, Mah Ann Mendoza, Skadi Frei-Seifert This was Iris Kyle's 8th overall Olympia win, thus tied her with Lenda Murray for the most overall Ms. Olympia wins.

This was Iris's 7th consecutive Ms. Olympia win, breaking the record of six consecutive wins she shared with Lenda Murray and Cory Everson. Debi Lazewski placed 2nd this Olympia, the best placing she has had at the Olympia. Although Cathy LeFrançois qualified for the 2012 Ms. Olympia, she didn't find out she qualified until 6 weeks until the Olympia and thus did not attend; the song played during the posedown was Gasolina by Daddy Yankee, Lil Jon, Pitbull. 1 In the event of a tie, the competitor with the best top five contest placings will be awarded the qualification. If both competitors have the same contest placings, than both will qualify for the Olympia. 2012 Mr. Olympia

Lucky 52

Lucky 52 is a variety show of CCTV-2, hosted by Li Yong. It was used the format of GoBingo. Due to the reformation of the channel, the last episode of the show aired on October 25, 2008; this show changed its format for several times. The following are some of the formats used by the show. Similar to Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. The contestant had to answer 9 primary school level questions, 1,000 Renminbi would be awarded to the contestant for each question answered correctly; the contestant had up to 3 chances to get help from the primary school students by using the "cheats": 参考, 借用 and 双保险, but if the contestant answers by using the "cheats", no prize would be awarded for that question but he/she could continue playing. The contestant could take the money. If the contestant answered incorrectly, he/she would win nothing; the contestant could enter the "graduation exam" if he/she finished all 9 questions, 30,000 Renminbi would be awarded if he/she passed the "exam". Since August 24, 2007, the values of each question were as the table below.

The number of questions before the "exam" increased to 10. From January 2008, the contestant's performance was calculated in marks instead of money amount in order to make the game more similar to the examinations in school; each question worth 10 marks, the contestant could get the maximum of 100 marks if he/she answers all 10 questions correctly. He/she must got at least 6 questions right to pass the "examination". After playing "Lucky Classroom", the contestant could play this game despite he/she lost. There were 12 models, each carried a "lucky case" contained a gift worth between 500 Renminbi. A number of cases would be eliminated, that number equals to number of correct answers of the contestant in "Lucky Classroom", but the cases contain the smallest and largest values would not be eliminated; the contestant would choose one of the remaining cases, the gift in that case would be given to the audience in the studio. The sound effects of the US version of Deal or No Deal were used in this game.

Similar to Family Feud. Two families would compete for several rounds in each episode, the winning family could enter the last round. Two members of the family would participate in the last round, one of them would answer 10 questions in 100 seconds the other one would answer the same 10 questions in the remaining time of the first player. If the second player gave the same answer as the first player on a question, 20,000 Renminbi would be donated to a charity; the maximum donation of each episode was 100,000 Renminbi increased to 200,000 500,000, but decreased to 200,000 in the last episode. Watch episodes aired between June 1, 2007 and October 25, 2008

South African War Memorial (Halifax)

The South African War Memorial is a memorial located in the courtyard of Province House in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada On October 19, 1901, the Prince of Wales laid the cornerstone for the monument. The Prince gave medals to returning soldiers. Two weeks on November 1, the heroes of Paardeberg returned and marched triumphantly down George Street; the statue was made by Hamilton MacCarthy. At the base of the statue are four panels. One Panel is of the departure of troops from Halifax en route to South Africa; these panels were meant to honour the three Canadian Services that fought in the war: the infantry, mounted rifles and artillery. The Nova Scotia Princess Louise Fusiliers and the Nova Scotia Highlanders participated in the war. For two decades afterwards, Canadians would gather on February 27 around memorials to the South African War to say prayers and honour veterans; this continued until the end of the First World War, when Armistice Day began to observed on November 11. South African War Memorial Boer War Memorial Military history of Nova Scotia Canadian Anglo Boer War Museum South African War Memorial