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Ron Hextall

Ronald Jeffrey Hextall is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders. He served as assistant general manager for the Flyers for one season, was promoted to general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, replacing Paul Holmgren on May 7, 2014, he held this position for four and a half seasons. Before this he served as assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Kings, who won the Stanley Cup in 2012. Hextall played 11 of his 13 seasons over two stints with the Flyers, he is a member of the Flyers Hall of Fame. During his rookie season in 1986–87, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender and led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals. Despite the Flyers' loss to the Edmonton Oilers in seven games, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player, making him one of only five players to win the trophy in a losing effort. Injuries in the middle of his career contributed to a drop in his playing ability.

Upon his return to Philadelphia, Hextall regained confidence and form, recording goals against averages below 3.00 in each of his five subsequent seasons – the lowest of his career. He retired from the NHL at the end of the 1998–99 season. Hextall became the first NHL goaltender to score a goal by shooting the puck into the opponent's empty net, against the Boston Bruins in the 1987–88 season; the following season, he became the first goaltender to score in the playoffs, by shooting the puck into the Washington Capitals' empty net. His mobile style of play, in which he provided support to his defencemen by coming out of the goal area to play the puck was revolutionary, inspired future generations of goaltenders, such as Martin Brodeur, he was known for being one of the NHL's most aggressive goaltenders: he was suspended for six or more games on three occasions, had more than 100 penalty minutes in each of his first three seasons, set new records for the number of penalty minutes recorded by a goaltender in the NHL.

Ron Hextall was born on May 3, 1964 in Brandon, the third and youngest child of Bryan and Fay Hextall. Hextall is a third-generation NHL player - his grandfather, Hall of Famer Bryan Hextall, played 11 seasons with the New York Rangers, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969, his father, Bryan Hextall, Jr. played in the NHL for 10 seasons, most notably for the Pittsburgh Penguins, his uncle, Dennis Hextall, played 14 seasons of NHL hockey, not staying with any one club for longer than five years. During his youth, Hextall saw his father and uncle roughed up by the Philadelphia Flyers, whose aggressive style of play for much of the 1970s gave the team the name "Broad Street Bullies". Hextall reflected that during this period he "hated the Flyers."Because of his father's career, Hextall's education was far from stable. At school, he achieved B and C grades, putting in the minimum amount of effort, but his mind remained on hockey, goaltending. "Everybody else would be working and I'd be drawing pictures of Tony Esposito and Jimmy Rutherford," he recalled.

Hextall came to enjoy the constant moving saying "I got to hang around NHL rinks. What more would I have wanted?"Although both his father and grandfather played as forwards, his father was happy for him to play in goal, but insisted that he try other positions to improve his skating: Bryan believed his son would have made a good defenceman. Hextall's mother thought her son's love for hockey exceeded that of her husband's teammates and believed it would drive him to achieve his aim of goaltending in the NHL; each summer, Hextall received training at the hockey school at which his father taught, but the hockey programs in Pittsburgh and Atlanta were sub-standard, meant that during his teenage years, he was behind many of his fellow players. He describes himself as " what you would call real polished" in his first year of junior hockey, aged 17. Hextall began his junior hockey career in 1980 with the Melville Millionaires in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In the 1980-81 season, his solitary season with the club, he played 37 games with a goals against average of 6.57.

In one game that season, against the Prince Albert Raiders, Hextall faced 105 shots, made 84 saves, a performance described as brilliant by the Regina Leader-Post. Although the Millionaires lost 21–2, the reporter noted that if it was not for Hextall, the Raiders could have scored "34 or 35". Millionaires teammate Mark Odnokon praised his performance the way "he lived up to his responsibilities and stayed in there until the end." In 2009, Hextall was inducted as one of the inaugural members of the SJHL Hall of Fame. Hextall returned to Brandon for the 1981–82 season, playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League, he played 30 regular season games for the Wheat Kings, during which he recorded a GAA of 5.71. The Wheat Kings reached the playoffs but were swept four games to none in the first-round by the Regina Pats. Hextall played in three of the games, but completed only two and had a GAA of 9.32. His team was regarded as a poor one at the time by critics and Hextall had to battle in each game.

Flyers' scout Gerry Melnyk said he could understand why many teams did not rate Hextall: "There were teams who thought he was loony." Melnyk claimed it was these attributes which he was attracted b

Jay Ritchie

Jay Seay Ritchie was an American right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1964 to 1968 for the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds. He attended Granite Quarry High School in Granite Quarry, North Carolina where he starred in baseball and basketball, his combined pitching record his junior and senior years was 24–0 and upon graduation he was the county's all-time basketball scoring leader. He was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1955, he spent several years in the minors before making his big league debut with the Red Sox on August 4, 1964 in a road game against the Minnesota Twins. Entering the game in relief of Bill Monbouquette, the first batter he faced was Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew, who singled. In four innings pitched that game, he allowed two hits and three walks, but did not allow an earned run in the 12–4 loss, his rookie season overall was the best season of his career—in 21 games, he had a 1–1 record with a fine 2.74 ERA in 46 innings.

The 1965 season was a successful one for Ritchie, as he was 1–2 with a 3.17 ERA in 44 relief appearances, as was 1967, when he was 4–6 but again posted a 3.17 ERA in 52 relief appearances. On January 11, 1966, Ritchie was sent to the Braves as the player to be named in a deal, made on December 15, 1965; the deal went as such: The Red Sox sent Lee Thomas, Arnold Earley and a player to be named to the Braves for Bob Sadowski and Dan Osinski. He spent two seasons with the Braves, appearing in 22 games and posting a 4.08 ERA in 1966 and appearing in 52 games in 1967, posting a 3.17 ERA. In 1967, he tied for 10th in the league with Bob Miller in pitching appearances. While with the Braves in 1967, he pitched the equivalent of a perfect game and some, retiring 28 batters in a row over a span of four consecutive outings. Following the 1967 season, Ritchie was traded to the Reds with Jim Beauchamp and Mack Jones for Deron Johnson, he played his final season in 1968, starting two of them. Overall, he posted a 4.61 ERA that year, nearly a point and a half higher than the league average.

Overall in his career, Ritchie posted an 8–13 record in 167 games. In 291​1⁄3 innings of work, he struck out 212 batters, walked 94 and had a 3.49 ERA. As a batter, he hit.200 in 35 at-bats, with the highlight of his hitting career being a triple he hit off a Don Cardwell of the New York Mets on May 16, 1967. It was the only extra base hit of his career, he had a.940 career fielding percentage. In 2004, he was inducted into the Salisbury Rowan Sports Hall of Fame, he died on January 5, 2016 in Rockwell, North Carolina. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Pura Pelota Retrosheet SABR Biography Project

Thomas Hudson Beare

Sir Thomas Hudson Beare FRSE RSSA was an eminent British engineer. He was successively Professor of Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, at University College and Regius Professor of Engineering in Edinburgh University. Beare was born in Adelaide, South Australia, a son of Thomas Hudson Beare of Netley, who arrived in South Australia aboard Duke of York in July 1836 and his second wife Lucy Beare, née Bull, who arrived aboard Canton in May 1838, he was educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide, where he was awarded the first South Australian Scholarship, before going to University College London to complete his studies. In 1884, he joined the staff of University College and worked for Professor Alexander Kennedy in various teaching and engineering roles. In 1885 he married Louise Newman. In 1887 he was appointed to the new chair of mechanics and engineering at Heriot-Watt University, in two years built up a successful department, he returned to London in 1889, to replace his mentor Prof Kennedy as the chair of engineering at University College and to oversee the building of the new Engineering Department in 1895.

In 1901 Hudson Beare was appointed as the third Regius Professor of Engineering in Edinburgh University. He moved to an impressive townhouse at 10 Regent Terrace on Calton Hill. In his time in Edinburgh he increased the number of engineering students and ensured the department had new and well-equipped facilities. With the influx of new students from around the world to the re-invigorated department, in 1931 he organised its transfer from its site in central Edinburgh to the Sanderson Engineering Laboratories, part of the King's Buildings in the south of the city. A building in this campus is named in his honour, he served at Edinburgh University until 1940, including as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for 22 years. In 1908 he was appointed convenor of the university's Military Education Committee, in which capacity he raised the profile and capabilities of the university's Officer Training Corps. During the First World War he was a captain in the Forth Volunteer Division of the Royal Engineers.

He served from 1921 to 1926 as the second Chairman of the Central Organisation of Military Education Committees of the Universities and University Colleges, what is now the Council of Military Education Committees of the Universities of the United Kingdom. He was Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for two periods: 1909 to 1915, 1923 to 1926, was president of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts from 1906 to 1908. In 1921 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Scotland as an assessor on the Central Miners' Welfare Committee, which he served on until his death, he was made Deputy Lieutenant of the County of the City of Edinburgh in 1920, was knighted in 1926. He received an honorary LLD degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1936. Sir Thomas Hudson Beare was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a member and an honorary life member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a member and vice-president of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Any spare time he had, he devoted to the study of Coleoptera, on which subject he was accepted as an authority by entomologists.

Hudson Beare's talents seem to have been towards academic administration and inspiring younger engineers, but he did publish research, appreciated at the time: The Building-Stones of Great Britain: their Crushing Strength and other Properties reported the results of his extensive experimental testing in his laboratories at University College London, of different types of rock from around the British Isles, this was awarded a Telford premium by the Institution of Civil Engineers. He translated from the Italian, for the benefit of engineering students, Luigi Cremona's Graphical Statics: Two Treatises on the Graphical Calculus and Reciprocal Figures in Graphical Statics. Hudson Beare wrote a number of articles for the Dictionary of National Biography and for the 1911 edition of Encyclopædia Britannica; these are identified in these publications by the initials'T. H. B.' His contributions to the Dictionary of National Biography include entries on: John Smeaton, George Stephenson, Henry Palfrey Stephenson, Robert Stephenson and William Symington.

To the Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement he contributed entries on Joseph Bazalgette, Charles Bright, James Brunlees, John Coode, James Douglass, John Fowler, James Gordon, John Grover, John Hawkshaw, Thomas Hawksley, William Haywood, John Hopkinson, William Lindley and Robert Rawlinson. He wrote the article on Water Motors in the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition

Simonetta Sommaruga

Simonetta Myriam Sommaruga is a Swiss politician serving as President of the Swiss Confederation since 2020. A member of the Social Democratic Party, she has been a Member of the Federal Council since 2010. Sommaruga has served as head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport and Communications since 2019 and was head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police, she served as Vice President of the Federal Council for the year 2014. Subsequently, she returned to the council's presidency in 2020. Born in Zug, Sommaruga grew up with a sister in Sins, Aargau, she attended the gymnasium at Immensee and trained as a pianist at the Lucerne School of Music of Lucerne University. From 1988 to 1991, she attended Romance studies at the University of Fribourg. Sommaruga held the directorship of the Swiss Consumer Protection Foundation from 1993 to 1999, which earned her public recognition in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, she has held the presidency of that foundation since 1999 and that of the aid organisation Swissaid since 2003.

She is patron of SAFFA 2020, alongside then-federal councillors Doris Leuthard and Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, as well as former federal councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey. Sommaruga's political career began as a member of the Grand Council of Bern from 1981 to 1990, she served in the municipal government of Köniz from 1997 to 2005. In 1999, she was elected to the National Council. On 11 August 2010, she announced her candidacy to succeed Moritz Leuenberger in the 2010 Federal Council election, she was elected on 22 September 2010. She was elected as Vice President of the Federal Council for 2014 alongside President Didier Burkhalter. On 3 December 2014, she was elected as President of the Swiss Confederation for 2015, with Johann Schneider-Ammann as Vice President of the Federal Council, she served until 31 December 2015. Sommaruga became President of the Federal Council again in 2020. Sommaruga is married to lives in Spiegel near Bern, she is a distant relative of Cornelio Sommaruga and fellow politician of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, Carlo Sommaruga.

Für eine moderne Schweiz. Ein praktischer Reformplan, with Rudolf Strahm, Nagel & Kimche, Munich, 2005, ISBN 3-312-00356-3 "Gurtenmanifest für eine neue und fortschrittliche SP-Politik". 10 May 2001 Profile of Simonetta Sommaruga with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council. Biography of Simonetta Sommaruga on the website of the Swiss Parliament. Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga

Holy Week in Popayán

The Holy Week in Popayán, Cauca, is the celebration of the Passion and death of Jesus Christ through daily processions continuously performed since the sixteenth century between Good Friday nights and Holy Saturday. This parade takes place in the ancient streets of the "White City". Religious images of Spanish, Quito and Payanes arranged on a wooden platform with 4 front and 4 back "barrotes" are carried in the shoulders of the "Cargueros"; these images are representations of different episodes recounted in the Gospels on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. Each performance is a "paso"; the steps are taken through the streets, a distance of a cross-shaped layout since the time of the Conquest, passing by the main churches and temples of the city. On September 30, 2009 it was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO committee. From the time of the conquest, Popayán has the first information about processions made by the King entrusted those carrying large crosses and in the form of penance and mourning whipped through the principal streets of the parade behind the sacrum was performed.

In 1558 Philip II signed. With the advance of the time the parade grew and became important, as was the case that by the early seventeenth century, an edict was issued by the authorities demanded the beautification of the balconies and the houses where the procession pass; the chronicler José María Vergara y Vergara in one of his writings from 1859 described the weeks of Popayán as a solemn and important to the people every year payanés received him with fervor and faith. The processions were acquired great importance and size over the years since it was increasing the number of images and ornaments that were enriched, this was thanks to economic and social development through the city during the Spanish period because Popayan became the political and economic center of the colony settled here since colonial institutions as the Royal Mint of Spain. Mining development in the Governorate of Popayán that processions will help great contribution in gold jewelry and emeralds that embellished the images with crowns and jewels, the seats and litter.

Mining was powered by Indian slave labor. Slaves had a life expectancy of three years, it was said one could never lose one's way to the mines of Popayán because the roads were lined with bones of dead Indians. Hanke, Louis. Las Casas and the Spanish Struggle for Justice in the New World. Most of the development of the procession was in the sixteenth and eighteenth Española. La colonial period most of the images are of Spanish origin and Quito as they were the most prominent art schools of the time, the gold in is payanesa. In the nineteenth century begins the period of independence and reduces the development in the processions due to war because most of the money was used for the cause of liberation. By the twentieth century it was the same for the economic crisis; the processions of Holy Week opens with Cruz Alta, accompanied by the acolytes, with them the bell or on Good Friday for the rattle. These are followed by the military band of the National Police of Colombia follow the steps, headed by the passage of St. John the Evangelist, ending every night with the Sorrowful.

During every night of the Easter parade between 9 and 17 steps leading up images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter, Mary Magdalene and other important characters in Holy Week; the steps are echos on wooden platforms with 4 "bars" front and 4 back to the shoulders of those responsible for transporting, only the steps leading up images of Christ and the Virgin Mary carrying the Palio or seat in symbol royalty, some are made in fine fabrics and gold embroidery. Some steps are wood carvings in their portfolios. Good Friday steps carry their wallets in tortoiseshell. Images are Spanish, Quito and Payan of the 16th to 20th centuries. Since the time of the foundation of Popayán have the first information about processions being documented from 1556; such processions were made by encomendador is the King who carried large crosses and form of penance and mourning flogged through the main streets behind the sacrum parade was held. In 1558, Philip II signed the royal decree authorizing processions in Popayan.

When the processions in 1556 began had been prepared by the displaced natives who came from Peru, a conspiracy against Popayán to try to reconquer the city and when they reached the hills that surrounded it in the evening hours saw an endless line of moving lights that enveloped her and imagining that it was a gigantic army with torches and spears terrified withdrew when in fact it was the procession of penitents Holy Thursday, narrating Juan de Castellanos in their Elegies of Illustrious Men of the Indies With the advance of time parades they grew and became important, as was the case for early 17th century was issued with an edict by the authorities demanding the beautification of balconies and houses where the processions pass. The chronicler José María Vergara y Vergara in one of his writings in the year 1859 described the greatest week of Popayán as a solemn and important act for Payanes people each year received it with fervor and faith.its origin and organization is due to the brotherhoods that began in Popayán for years after the founding of this city.

Among the brotherhoods that stand out they are: Brotherhood of the Clean and Immaculate Conception Cathedral Popayan. Confraternity of the Rosary of the Order of Preachers Brotherhood of Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara (i

Pennsylvania Route 917

Pennsylvania Route 917 is a 11.15-mile-long state highway located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 40 in North Bethlehem Township; the northern terminus is at PA 136 in Fallowfield Township. PA 917 begins at an intersection with US 40 in North Bethlehem Township, heading east on two-lane undivided Bull Run Road; the road heads through forests before entering Cokeburg, where it passes through wooded areas of homes in the southern part of town. Upon leaving Cokeburg, the route heads into Somerset Township and runs through a mix of farmland and woods, passing under a Norfolk Southern railroad line. PA 917 heads into Ellsworth and becomes South Main Street, making a turn north into areas of homes and businesses; the route becomes North Main Street. The road winds east into Bentleyville. PA 917 curves to the north past more development and crosses Norfolk Southern's Ellsworth Secondary line into the commercial downtown; the route forks north onto Pittsburgh Road and passes homes before heading into wooded areas and coming to an interchange with I-70.

Past this interchange, the road crosses back into Somerset Township and heads into agricultural areas with some trees and residences. PA 917 turns northeast into more forested surroundings and enters Fallowfield Township, becoming an unnamed road; the route continues north through more woodland with some residences, reaching its northern terminus at PA 136 in Ginger Hill. The entire route is in Washington County. U. S. Roads portal Pennsylvania portal