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Pope Valentine

Pope Valentine was Bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States for two months in 827. The Roman nobility were responsible for his placement in the papacy, a deprecated custom that would increase in the following centuries, he was not yet a priest. Born in Rome in the region of the Via Lata, Valentine was the son of a Roman noble called Leontius. Showing an early aptitude for learning, he was moved from the school attached to the Lateran Palace and, according to the Liber Pontificalis, was made a Deacon by Pope Paschal I, his biographer in the Liber pontificalis praises his piety and purity of morals, which won him the favor of Paschal I, who raised him to the rank of archdeacon. He was favoured by Paschal's successor, Pope Eugenius II, to the point where rumours were circulated that Valentine was the son of Eugenius. According to Louis-Marie DeCormenin, other rumours declared that Valentine and Eugenius were involved in an illicit relationship. With the death of Eugenius, the Roman clergy and people all acclaimed Valentine as being the most worthy to occupy the Apostolic See.

They took him from the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and installed him in the Lateran Palace, ignoring his protests. In their haste, they enthroned him. On the following Sunday, he was formally consecrated bishop at St. Peter's Basilica. There were no imperial representatives present during the election, Valentine had no opportunity to ratify his election with the emperor, as he was dead within five weeks, dying on 10 October 827; the election of Valentine was another sign of the increased influence the Roman nobility was having in the papal electoral process. Not only had they managed to get one of their own elected, but they took part in the election itself; the Lateran Council of 769, under Pope Stephen III, had mandated that the election of the pope was to be the responsibility of the Roman clergy only, that the nobility could only offer their respects after the pope had been chosen and enthroned. This council's edict had been abrogated, with the Ludowicianum of 817, which provided that the Roman lay nobility would participate in papal elections.

This gradual encroachment into the papal electoral process would reach its nadir during the tenth century, when the papacy became the plaything of the Roman aristocracy. List of Catholic saints List of popes This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Pope Valentine". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Mann, Horace K; the Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages, Vol. II: The Popes During the Carolingian Empire, 795–858 DeCormenin, Louis Marie. A Complete History of the Popes of Rome, from Saint Peter, the First Bishop to Pius the Ninth Davis, Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes, Vita Operaque by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes

J. F. Cameron

John Forbes Cameron was a Scottish mathematician and academic administrator. He was Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1928 to 1948 and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1933 to 1935. Cameron was born in July 1873 in Stanley, Scotland, he was educated at Perth Academy, a state high school in Perth, Scotland. He studied mathematics and natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, he was awarded a Ferguson Scholarship, available to graduates of Scottish universities, to attend the University of Cambridge. He studied the Mathematical Tripos at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1895 to 1898, he was tutored by R. R Webb and completed his degree as second wrangler. In 1899, Cameron was elected a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; the following year, in 1900, he was appointed a lecturer in mathematics and in 1909 was appointed a tutor. During World War I, from 1914 to 1918, he left the college to work at the Ministry of Munitions. After the war, he returned to Gonville and Caius College and was appointed senior tutor in 1919.

Between 1921 and 1928, he served as the college bursar. On 23 November 1928, he was elected Master of Gonville and Caius College. From 1933 to 1935, he additionally served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. In 1943, he reached the usual retirement age for a college head, 70 years, but his tenure was extended, he retired in 1948, after 20 years as Master

Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine

Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine are a pair of man-made lakes around Hot Springs, Arkansas. The two lakes have improved the tourism in Hot Springs. Both Lakes were created by Arkansas Light. Lake Hamilton is a 7,200-acre reservoir near Lake Hamilton and Hot Springs, Arkansas, it is located on one of Arkansas's most popular rivers. It is formed from Carpenter Dam, named after Flavius Josephus Carpenter; the dam is over 1,000 feet long and 100 feet high, has a hydroelectric power generation facility and completed in 1931. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Along with Lake Catherine and Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton is one of the lakes that helps make Hot Springs a boon for tourism; the lake was created in 1932 to generate hydroelectricity, but now it serves as a recreational getaway. Much of the lake is surrounded with resorts and motels. Parasailing, boating and waterskiing are popular on Lake Hamilton, the rest of the lakes around Hot Springs. A 400-passenger riverboat called.

Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210-acre botanical park is accessible by boat. Lake Hamilton was named after Hamilton Moses who became President and Chairman of the Board for Arkansas Power and Light. On May 1, 1999, an accident involving the tourist boats on Lake Hamilton resulted in the deaths of thirteen persons. Former State Senator Jim Keet, the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee, was boating with his family at the time of the tragedy. Four years earlier, Senator Keet had co-sponsored a bill that added several new water safety rules to the Arkansas code, including the requirement that children wear life preservers on most boats. However, the provision did not apply to DUKW boats, the kind involved in the tragedy, which sank with thirty seconds of warning. Lake Catherine is a small 1,940-acre lake near Hot Springs. Lake Catherine State Park is located on the lake's shore; the state park contains 18 cabins. Lake Catherine was created in the 1920s with the building of Remmel Dam, a concrete-and-steel Ambursen-type buttressed dam.

Remmel Dam was created to provide hydroelectricity, but recreation came as a result of lake's location next to Hot Springs. Remmel Dam is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. List of Arkansas dams and reservoirs National Register of Historic Places listings in Garland County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Hot Spring County, Arkansas Lake Catherine State Park Lake Catherine Lake Hamilton

Wes Hodges

Wesley Michael Hodges is an American former professional baseball player. He is the founder of a wealth management firm focused on professional athletes, he played third base and first base for the Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants's minor league organizations of Major League Baseball. Hodges was selected as the 69th overall pick in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians, he was the highest compensated pick for the Indians in the 2006 draft agreeing to terms on $1,000,000 contract. Wes Hodges was born in Tennessee, to Mike and Tracie Hodges, he began playing baseball in his early childhood, growing up as an Atlanta Braves fan and idolizing outfielder Dale Murphy. As a teenager, he was a standout on the Baylor School baseball team; as a junior in 2006, Hodges was a Preseason All-American selection, batted.337 with 49 runs scored, 19 doubles, 11 home runs and 64 RBI in 54 games while being named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 2nd Team. Wes graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration.

Hodges was selected to play for TEAM USA for the summer of 2005 where he was the MVP of the USA vs Italy series. Hodges was drafted by the Cleveland Indians as the 69th pick of the 2006 MLB Draft; the Cleveland Indians agreed on July 21 to a contract with Hodges, giving him a signing bonus of $1 million. At the time, Hodges was one of only 17 players to sign a seven figure bonus in the second round. Hodges played for the Kinston Indians hitting 15 HRs, 71 RBI's in 104 games, he was named to the 2007 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star Team. In 2008 Wes earned Rookie of the Year honors in the Eastern League, he finished T1st in the Eastern League and led the Indians organization with 97 RBI. His 18 HR were 9th in 2nd among Tribe minor leaguers. His.466 slugging % was 11th in the EL and his 146 hits were 5th. He was post-season Eastern League all-star selection. Wes was selected to hit a double, he was ranked as the 16th best prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America. He had an 11-game hitting streak from June 5–17 and reached base in 23 straight games via hit or walk from June 3–27.

He went 3 for 4 w/3RS, 2HR & 7RBI on April 15 vs. Binghamton... Best months were May &June... For the season he hit.300 off RHP with 17HR & 76RBI... Hit.296 with runners on base. After the season, he was named to the Arizona Fall League's 2008 Top Prospects Team. Wes hit.349 with the Surprise Rafters with 8 2B, 6HR & 26 RBI in 25 games... His 26 RBI ranked tied for seventh in the league while playing in the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game. Wes was limited to 86 games with a sprained right wrist, suffered sliding into 2nd base on May 12 vs. Lehigh Valley, he was on the DL from May 13-July 3 and spent 5 games in A Lake County from June 26-July 2 rehabbing the injury. He was added to the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster on Nov 20. Hodges spent the entire 2010 season in the International League for the Columbus Clippers, he hit.270, 15 HR's, 60 RBI's. He was a member of the Indians 40 man roster, until he was designated for assignment on July 27, 2010. On August 3, 2010, Hodges was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies.

On August 5, 2010, Hodges was re-claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians. Hodges was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on November 2010, removing him from the 40-man roster. Hodges was released by the Indians on June 7, 2011 and signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on June 14, 2011. Elected free agency after the season and resigned with the Giants December 22, 2011. Hodges spent most the season on the disabled list for 2012. Hodges was offered a contract by the Giants for 2013, but chose to retire from baseball in order to focus on family and earning his degree in Business Administration and Finance from Georgia Tech. Wes retired from baseball in 2012 to finish his degree from Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. In 2015, he was hired as Player Financial Consultant for the San Francisco Giants, conducting player seminars during Spring Training and Winter Development to counsel the organization's players. Wes is a Christian and lives in Georgia with his daughter.

Cleveland Indians Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants Crawley: Baylor's Wes Hodges Living Baseball Dream At Georgia Tech – 02/08/2006 – Wes Hodges sees future and past – Sports – Ohio Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

FC Lokomotiv Moscow

FC Lokomotiv Moscow is a Russian football club based in Moscow. Lokomotiv won the Russian Premier League on three occasions, the Soviet Cup twice and the Russian Cup a record ten times. Lokomotiv was founded as Kazanka in 1922. In 1924, the club brought together the strongest football players of several lines of the Moscow railway system as KOR. In 1931, the club was again renamed to Kazanka and in 1936, it was renamed to as it is known today, Lokomotiv. During the Communist rule, Lokomotiv Moscow club was a part of the Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society and was owned by the Soviet Ministry of Transportation through the Russian Railways; when the Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society was created in 1936, its football team featured the best players of Kazanka, a number of strong Soviet footballers of that time such as Valentin Granatkin, Nikolay llyin, Alexey Sokolov, Pyotr Terenkov, Mikhail Zhukov, llya Gvozdkov and Ivan Andreev. Lokomotiv debuted in the first-ever Soviet football club championship with a game against Dynamo Leningrad on 22 May 1936.

In the first two seasonal championships, Lokomotiv finished fourth respectively. The first Lokomotiv success arrived shortly as in 1936, the railwaymen rose up to the occasion to beat Dynamo Tbilisi 2–0 in the Soviet Cup Final, thus winning the first Soviet Cup; the following years were rather successful as Lokomotiv were consistent in the national championships. However, performances after World War II suffered and in a five-year span, Lokomotiv were relegated to the Soviet First League twice. In 1951, Lokomotiv came second and won the promotion to the Soviet Top League; this kicked off the second Lokomotiv's resurgence and until the beginning of the 1960s, Lokomotiv competed for the USSR's top trophies. In 1957, Lokomotiv won the cup for the second time, two years Lokomotiv won the silver medals of the Soviet League. Second place was the highest position obtained by Lokomotiv during the Soviet era. Another important trademark for Lokomotiv was the authorization of playing friendly matches against foreign opposition.

Up to the late 1950s, international sports contacts with Soviet teams were rare. However, since in 1955, Lokomotiv became a quasi-"football ambassador" for the Soviet Union abroad, participating in friendly matches in various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia and North America; this policy of openness ushered in a great era for Lokomotiv, with the squad including some of the finest Soviet footballers of the era, such as Vladimir Maslachenko, Gennady Zabelin, Eugeny Rogov, Valentin Bubukin, Victor Sokolov, Victor Voroshilov, Igor Zajtsev, Zaur Kaloyev, Yuri Kovalyov and Vitaly Artemyev. When Lokomotiv's strongest players abandoned the club, Lokomotiv fell again from grace and a swing between the first and second divisions followed, instability lasting until the end of the 1980s. In the beginning of the 1990s, Lokomotiv was considered the "weakest link" amongst the top Moscow clubs, it lacked both results on fans' support in the stands. However, head coach Yuri Semin and president Valeri Filatov were able to lead the club's progress, thus installing Lokomotiv as the "fifth wheel of the Moscow cart."

Lokomotiv was not considered to be a big club in the same vein as Spartak, CSKA, Dynamo and Torpedo. With the former Soviet republics and their clubs gone, Lokomotiv took the opportunity to shine. Solid performances in domestic league and several memorable campaigns in European Cups made Lokomotiv a superclub by Russian scales and brought back fans and supporters back to the stands. In 2002, a new stadium—Lokomotiv Stadium—resembling a traditional, compact English one was built; the arena, at that time considered to be one of the most comfortable, if not the best, in Eastern Europe gave a huge boost to the club's fan growth rate. By 2009, the average attendance at the stadium was the second highest in Moscow. In 2002, a "golden match" was needed to decide who will be the champion, as Lokomotiv Moscow and CSKA Moscow both finished with the same number of points after Gameweek 30; the game was played at Dynamo Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd. Lokomotiv took an early lead thanks a low drive from captain Dmitry Loskov, the goal turned out to be enough for Lokomotiv to claim the first title in the club's history.

Two years Lokomotiv again won the Russian Premier League, edging city rivals CSKA by a single point. In 2005, long-time head coach Yuri Semin left the team to coach the Russian national team, where he was replaced at Lokomotiv by Vladimir Eshtrekov. During the same year, although leading the league for most of the year, Lokomotiv stumbled in the last games of the campaign, allowing CSKA overtake them and claim the title, with Lokomotiv falling to third. Estrekhov was sacked and replaced by Slavoljub Muslin, the first foreign manager in the club's history. After a poor start to the new season, Lokomotiv recovered and finished third, but despite the respectable performance, Muslin was sacked; this brought little success to Lokomotiv, who finished the season in seventh, with the only bright spot being the victory of the Russian Cup. These poor performances prompted the board of directors to sack both coach Anatoly Byshovets and President Semin. Rinat Bilyaletdinov was subsequently name

Cornell Green (offensive tackle)

Cornell Duane Green is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 1999, he played college football at the University of Central Florida where he was a four-year starter at offensive tackle. He played high school football at Pinellas Lakewood High. Green has been a member of the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. During his first of two stints with the Buccaneers, he earned a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XXXVII. Green was a teammate of future NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper at the University of Central Florida; the two would be teammates again in 2007 with the Oakland Raiders. Green signed with the Buffalo Bills on March 8, 2010. Denver Broncos bio Oakland Raiders bio