U.S. News & World Report
U. S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, consumer advice and analysis. Founded as a newsweekly magazine in 1933, U. S. News transitioned to web-based publishing in 2010. U. S. News is best known today for its influential Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings, but it has expanded its content and product offerings in education, money, careers and cars; the rankings are popular in North America but have drawn widespread criticism from colleges and students for their dubious and arbitrary nature. The ranking system by U. S. News is contrasted with the Washington Monthly and Forbes rankings. United States News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence, who started World Report in 1946; the two magazines covered national and international news separately, but Lawrence merged them into U. S. News & World Report in 1948, he subsequently sold the magazine to his employees. The magazine tended to be more conservative than its two primary competitors and Newsweek, focused more on economic and education stories.
It eschewed sports and celebrity news. Important milestones in the early history of the magazine include the introduction of the "Washington Whispers" column in 1934 and the "News You Can Use" column in 1952. In 1958, the weekly magazine's circulation passed one million and reached two million by 1973. Since 1983, it has become known for its influential ranking and annual reports of colleges and graduate schools, spanning across most fields and subjects. U. S. News & World Report is America's oldest and best-known ranker of academic institutions, covers the fields of business, medicine, education, social sciences and public affairs, in addition to many other areas, its print edition was included in national bestseller lists, augmented by online subscriptions. Additional rankings published by U. S. News & World Report include medical specialties and automobiles. In October 1984, publisher and real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman purchased U. S. News & World Report. Zuckerman is formerly the owner of the New York Daily News.
In 1993, U. S. News & World Report entered the digital world by providing content to CompuServe and in 1995, the website usnews.com was launched. In 2001, the website won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. In 2007, U. S. News & World Report published its first list of the nation's best high schools, its ranking methodology includes state test scores and the success of poor and minority students on these exams, schools' performance in Advanced Placement exams. Starting in June 2008, the magazine reduced its publication frequency in three steps. In June 2008, citing the decline overall magazine circulation and advertising, U. S. News & World Report announced that it would become a biweekly publication, starting January 2009, it hoped advertisers would be attracted to the schedule, which allowed ads to stay on newsstands a week longer. However, five months the magazine changed its frequency again, becoming monthly. In August 2008, U. S. News revamped its online opinion section.
The new version of the opinion page included daily new op-ed content as well as the new Thomas Jefferson Street blog. An internal memo was sent on November 5, 2010, to the staff of the magazine informing them that the "December issue will be our last print monthly sent to subscribers, whose remaining print and digital replica subscriptions will be filled by other publishers." The memo went on to say that the publication would be moving to a digital format but that it would continue to print special issues such as "the college and grad guides, as well as hospital and personal finance guides." Prior to going defunct, U. S. News was the lowest-ranking news magazine in the U. S. after Time and Newsweek. A weekly digital magazine, U. S. News Weekly, introduced in January 2009, continued to offer subscription content until it ceased at the end of April 2015; the company is owned by U. S. News & World Report, L. P. a held company based in the Daily News building in New York City. The editorial staff is headquartered in Washington, D.
C. The company's move to the Web made it possible for U. S. News & World Report to expand its service journalism with the introduction of several consumer-facing rankings products; the company returned to profitability in 2013. The editorial staff of U. S. News & World Report is based in Washington, D. C. and Brian Kelly has been the chief content officer since April 2007. The company is owned by media proprietor Mortimer Zuckerman; the first of the U. S. News & World Report's famous rankings was its "Who Runs America?" surveys. These ran in the spring of each year from 1974 to 1986; the magazine would have a cover featuring persons selected by the USN & WR as being the ten most powerful persons in the United States. Every single edition of the series listed the President of the United States as the most powerful person, but the #2 position included such persons as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Federal Reserve Chairmen Paul Volcker and Arthur Burns and US Senator Edward Kennedy. While most of the top ten each year were officials in government others were included, including TV anchormen Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller, AFL-CIO leader George Meany, consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
The only woman to make the top ten list was First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980. In addition to these overall top ten persons, the publication included top persons in each of several fields, including Education, Finance and many other areas; the surv
Justin Joseph Doellman is an American-born naturalized Kosovan professional basketball player who last played for Baxi Manresa of the Liga ACB. Standing at 2.08 m, he plays at the power forward position. Doellman played four years of Division I college basketball at Xavier University, playing with the Xavier Musketeers, he averaged 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in the NCAA. Doellman started his pro career in France, where he spent three years in the LNB Pro A. In 2010, he signed with Liga ACB squad Meridiano Alicante, where he averaged 13.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in the Spanish League, in the next summer, he played for Assignia Manresa, where he became the second top scorer of the Spanish league, with 16.8 points per game. He was voted the Spanish League's MVP of the Month for the month of January. In 2012, after a great season, Doellman left Manresa to join Valencia, where he signed for the next two seasons, he was named to the All-EuroCup First Team in 2013 and 2014. With Valencia, he won the 2013–14 season of the EuroCup, he was named the EuroCup Finals MVP.
He was named the ACB Most Valuable Player of the 2013–14 ACB season. On 1 July 2014, Valencia announced. On 9 July 2014, Doellman signed a two-year contract with Barcelona. On 28 July 2016, he re-signed with Barcelona for three more seasons. On 16 June 2017, Barcelona parted ways with Doellman. On 11 October 2017, Doellman signed with Turkish club Anadolu Efes for the 2017–18 season. In November 2017, he parted ways with Efes. On 16 January 2018, he signed with Montenegrin club Budućnost for the rest of the season. On 19 July 2018, Doellman signed a one-year deal with Baxi Manresa of the Liga ACB. Doellman took Kosovan citizenship, agreed to play with the senior men's Kosovan national basketball team, at the EuroBasket 2017's qualification tournament. Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. Cholet: French Leaders Cup: Valencia: EuroCup: Budućnost: Montenegrin Cup Xavier: Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy: Assignia Manresa: Spanish ACB League Player of the Month: Valencia: Spanish ACB League Player of the Month: 2× All-EuroCup First Team: EuroCup Finals MVP: All-Spanish League Team: Spanish ACB League MVP: Justin Doellman at acb.com Justin Doellman at fiba.com Justin Doellman at euroleague.net Justin Doellman at goxavier.com Justin Doellman on Twitter
ACB Most Valuable Player Award
The ACB Most Valuable Player Award is an annual award of the Liga ACB, the top-tier professional basketball league in Spain. The ACB handed out the award first after the 1991–92 ACB season. Since four players have won the award more than once: Darryl Middleton, Arvydas Sabonis, Tanoka Beard, Luis Scola. Additionally, only five Spanish players have won the award: Juan Carlos Navarro, Marc Gasol, Felipe Reyes, Fernando San Emeterio, naturalized Spanish player Nikola Mirotić; the winner of the award is determined by voting by coaches, players and the media. ACB Finals Most Valuable Player Award All-ACB Team ACB Rising Star Award Spanish League Official Website
Secondary education covers two phases on the International Standard Classification of Education scale. Level 2 or lower secondary education is considered the second and final phase of basic education, level 3 secondary education is the stage before tertiary education; every country aims to provide basic education, but the systems and terminology remain unique to them. Secondary education takes place after six years of primary education and is followed by higher education, vocational education or employment. Like primary education, in most countries secondary education is compulsory, at least until the age of 16. Children enter the lower secondary phase around age 11. Compulsory education sometimes extends to age 19. Since 1989, education has been seen as a basic human right for a child; the terminology has proved difficult, there was no universal definition before ISCED divided the period between primary education and university into junior secondary education and upper secondary education. In classical and mediaeval times secondary education was provided by the church for the sons of nobility and to boys preparing for universities and the priesthood.
As trade required navigational and scientific skills the church reluctantly expanded the curriculum and widened the intake. With the Reformation the state wrestled the control of learning from the church, with Comenius and John Locke education changed from being repetition of Latin text to building up knowledge in the child. Education was for the few. Up to the middle of the 19th century, secondary schools were organised to satisfy the needs of different social classes with the labouring classes getting 4 years, the merchant class 5 years and the elite getting 7 years; the rights to a secondary education were codified after 1945, countries are still working to achieve the goal of mandatory and free secondary education for all youth under 19. Secondary education is in most countries the phase in the education continuum responsible for the development of the young during their adolescence, the most rapid phase of their physical and emotional growth, it is at this education level in its first cycle, where values and attitudes formed at primary school are more ingrained alongside the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
The 1997 International Standard Classification of Education describes seven levels that can be used to compare education internationally. Within a country these can be implemented in different ways, with different age levels and local denominations; the seven levels are: Level 0 – Pre-primary education Level 1 – Primary education or first stage of basic education Level 2 – Lower secondary or second stage of basic education Level 3 – secondary education Level 4 – Post-secondary non-tertiary education Level 5 – First stage of tertiary education Level 6 – Second stage of tertiary educationWithin this system, Levels 1 and 2 – that is, primary education and lower secondary – together form basic education. Beyond that, national governments may attach the label of secondary education to Levels 2 through 4 together, Levels 2 and 3 together, or Level 2 alone; these level definition were put together for statistical purposes, to allow the gathering of comparative data nationally and internationally.
They were approved by the UNESCO General Conference at its 29th session in November 1997. Though they may be dated, they do provide a universal set of definitions and remain unchanged in the 2011 update; the start of lower secondary education is characterised by the transition from the single-class-teacher, who delivers all content to a cohort of pupils, to one where content is delivered by a series of subject specialists. Its educational aim is to complete provision of basic education and to lay the foundations for lifelong learning. Lower secondary education is to show these criteria: entry after some 6 years of primary education the requirement for more qualified teachers teaching only within their specialism exit to Level 3 courses, or vocational education, or employment after 9 or more total years of education; the end of lower secondary education coincides with the end of compulsory education in countries where that exists. Secondary education starts on the completion of basic education, defined as completion of lower secondary education.
The educational focus is varied according to the student's interests and future direction. Education at this level is voluntary. Secondary education is to show these criteria: entry after some 9 years of basic education typical age at entry is between 14 and 16 years all teachers have level 5 qualifications in the subject they are teaching exit to Level 4 or 5 courses or to direct employment. More subjects may be dropped, increased specialism occurs. Completion of secondary education provides the entry requirements to Level 5 tertiary education, the entry requirements to technical or vocational education, or direct entry into the workplace. In 2012 the ISCED published a further work on education levels where it codified particular paths and redefined the tertiary levels. Lower secondary education and secondary education could last between 2 and 5 years, the transition between two would be when students were allowed some subject choice. Terminology for secondary schools varies by country, the exact meaning of any of these varies.
Boone County, Kentucky
Boone County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 118,811, making it the fourth-most populous county in Kentucky, its county seat is Burlington. The county was formed in 1798 from part of Campbell County, and was named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. Boone County is part of OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is the location of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati and the tri-state area and was the former headquarters of Comair. Native Americans had once inhabited a large late historic village in Petersburg that contained "at least two periods of habitation dating to 1150 A. D. and 1400 A. D."In 1729 an unknown Frenchman sketched an area on his chart at what is now Big Bone Lick State Park with a note that it was "where they found the bones of an elephant." Another Frenchman, Charles le Moyne de Longueuil, would be credited with being the first to investigate the Big Bone Lick area. In 1789, 10-year-old John Tanner was captured by Shawnee Indians across from the mouth of the Great Miami River, while his Presbyterian minister father and their slaves were planting corn.
Boone County was created in 1798, named after Daniel Boone. On January 28, 1856, Robert and a pregnant Margaret "Peggy" Garner, together with family members and fled to Cincinnati, along with several other slave families. Seventeen people were reported to have been in their party. In the coldest winter in 60 years, the Ohio River had frozen; the group crossed the ice just west of Covington, Kentucky at daybreak, escaped to Cincinnati divided to avoid detection. They set out for Joseph Kite's house in Cincinnati. Margaret Garner would become famous for slitting her own daughter's throat to prevent her from going back into slavery when Archibald K. Gaines and his posse, along with Federal Marshals, caught up to the fleeing slaves at Joseph Kite's house. Margaret Garner was first owned by, may have been the daughter of, the plantation owner John Pollard Gaines himself. In December 1849, the plantation was sold along with all the slaves to John P. Gaines' younger brother, Archibald K. Gaines; the Gaines family lived on a farm called Maplewood in Boone County, just west of Richwood Presbyterian Church, of which Archibald K. Gaines was a member.
3 of Margaret Garner's children, including Mary, the daughter whose throat Margaret Garner slashed, were the children of Archibald K. Gaines, the only adult white male at Maplewood; the timing suggests they were each conceived after his wife had become pregnant and was unavailable to him. Margaret Garner's story was the inspiration for the novel Beloved by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, as well as for her libretto for the early 21st century opera Margaret Garner, composed by Richard Danielpour. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 256 square miles, of which 246 square miles is land and 10 square miles is water, its location along the Ohio River was key to its early development, as the river was the major transportation route. Hamilton County, Ohio Kenton County Grant County Gallatin County Switzerland County, Indiana Ohio County, Indiana Dearborn County, Indiana As of the census of 2000, there were 85,991 people, 31,258 households, 23,443 families residing in the county.
The population density was 349 per square mile. There were 33,351 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.15% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, 1.03% from two or more races. 1.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 31,258 households out of which 39.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.00% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years.
For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $53,593, the median income for a family was $61,114. Males had a median income of $42,105 versus $27,414 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,535. About 4.40% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over. Boone County is the location of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which includes the headquarters of DHL Express, Southern Air and Delta Private Jets; the Creation Museum, operated by the apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, as well as Big Bone Lick State Park, "birthplace of American paleontology," are located in Boone County. Florence Union Walton In the novel The Disunited States of America, written by Harry Turtledove, the county of Boone is its own separate state. Abner Gaines House Big Bone Lick State Park Boone County Arboretum Dinsmore Homestead East Bend, Kentucky National Register of Historic Places listings in Boone County, Kentucky Richwood Presbyterian Church Boone County government's website Historical Images and Texts
The Liga ACB, known as Liga Endesa for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. Administrated by the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto, Liga ACB is contested by 18 teams, with the two lowest-placed teams relegated to the LEB Oro and replaced by the top team in that division plus the winner of the playoffs. A total of 49 teams have competed in Liga ACB since its inception. Seven teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 34 times and FC Barcelona 18 times. Real Madrid dominated the championship from the 1950s through the 1970s when was organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation. From the 1980s onwards when the ACB took control over the league, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid both dominated, though Liga ACB saw other champions, including Baskonia, Joventut Badalona, Baloncesto Málaga, Bàsquet Manresa, Valencia Basket. In more recent years, Baskonia has joined a coalition of now three teams dominating Liga ACB alongside Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Liga ACB is one of the most popular professional indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 6,427 for league matches in the 2017–18 season. This is the ninth-highest of any domestic professional indoor sports league in the world and the fourth-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, behind the National Basketball Association, the EuroLeague, the Women's National Basketball Association; the competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from October to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 34 games. Teams receive one point for a win, no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the eight highest-ranked clubs at the end of the season plays the playoffs and the winner of the playoffs is crowned champion. A system of promotion and relegation exists between the LEB Oro; the two lowest placed teams in Liga ACB are relegated to the LEB Oro, the top team from the LEB Oro promoted to Liga ACB, with an additional club promoted after a series of playoffs involving the second, fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth placed clubs.
Below is a complete record of how many teams played in each season throughout the league's history: Until 2012, in the 29 editions played of the Liga ACB, only three teams declined promotion, due to acting as reserve teams or for lack of funds: CB Guadalajara and CB Cornellà in 1993 and CB Cajabilbao in 1994. Since 2012, due to the financial crisis that started in 2008, only two teams of a possible 10 could promote to Liga ACB; this started a discussion about the promotion requirements of the ACB, considered by the LEB Oro clubs as "disproportionate". For clubs that promote and would make their debut in the ACB demands: An arena with a minimum capacity of 5,000 seats. An inbound of €3m. For clubs that return to the league after a promotion, an update of the inbound is demanded. A deposit of €1.7m that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro. In case of a new promotion, this deposit is required to be restored. Conversion into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva if the club remains in Liga ACB after its first season.
In 2012, Iberostar Canarias and Menorca Bàsquet achieved promotion to ACB, but neither could fulfill the requirements in order to promote. However, Canarias played in ACB after buying the berth in the league of Lucentum Alicante sold to the association. In 2013, neither CB Atapuerca, Ford Burgos by sponsorship reasons, nor Lucentum Alicante could promote; the seconds resigned to play in the second league and joined the fifth division. In 2014 and 2015, CB Tizona Ford Burgos by sponsorship reasons, did not promote despite achieving the place two years in a row. After its second failed promotion, the third in the city of Burgos, the club sued the Association any accused them of "distorting the reality". In 2015, despite having played in the league during the 1980s and 1990s, Club Ourense Baloncesto was not admitted in the league despite fulfilling all the requirements, after not passing an accounts audit. However, ACB would admit Ourense for the 2016–17 season if it fulfilled the requirements regardless of their position in the 2015–16 LEB Oro season.
On 24 April 2016, the National Commission of the Markets and the Competence argued that the inbound impedes, in an "unjustified and discriminatory" way, access of new clubs to Liga ACB. On June 2016, the two promoted teams from LEB Oro resigned promotion to the 2016–17 ACB season and requested to the ACB their sign-in before the 2017–18 season. However, as Gipuzkoa Basket, who finished in relegation positions in three of the last four seasons, resigned from ACB, the Association offered again its place to Palencia and Melilla under these conditions: An arena with a minimum capacity of 5,000 seats. An inbound of €2m; the second million delayed on the dates agreed between the club and ACB. A deposit of € 1,6 m. In case of a new promotion, this deposit is required to be restored. Conversion into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva before the start of their second season in Liga ACB. Palencia and Mellila refused the invitation, to reinforce their position against the inbound to play in the league. In April 2017, the National Commission for Markets and Competition declared the entering inbound and the deposit for the regulation of promotions and relegations as illegal, as they consider it "unjustified and excessive" and imposed a fine of €400,000 to the ACB.
Subsequently, the ACB replied that it would appeal the decision of the CNMC, contending that it infringed on the self-or
Union is a home rule-class city in Boone County, United States. The population was 5,379 as of the 2010 United States Census; the area was rural until residential growth in the 2000s. The City of Union grew from a small settlement. By the early 1800s, much of the land that now lies in Union was owned by the Fowler family, Benjamin Piatt Fowler had a home in what is now the northern area of the city c. 1817. Union was established as early as 1833, was incorporated as a city in 1838; the name "Union" is said to have been chosen since it was a connection point between the city of Florence and Big Bone Lick. Salt was manufactured at Big Bone Lick during the early 1800s, was brought to Union for distribution to other area settlements. A post office was in operation by 1850, at some point there was a Millinery Shop located next to the post office; the Union Presbyterian Church was built next to that in 1870. A bank was built in the city in 1905, a large two-story general store was located on the corner of Mt. Zion Road and what became U.
S. Highway 42. Across the street from the general store was a drugstore that supplied the medications prescribed by the city's two doctors. A village blacksmith was located around the corner from the bank, nearby was a creamery. During the early 1900s, the city was unable to field a slate of officers to act as a legislative body, the official corporation lapsed. In 1969, the city of Union was reincorporated. In 1969, the area of the city was one square mile, which has since grown to three square miles. In 1970, the official census population figure for the city was 233; the current population figure is in excess of 3,500, which makes Union the second largest incorporated city in Boone County. In 2005, Union moved up from a 5th to a 4th class city; the city of Union has been one of the fastest growing areas in one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The city of Union has a defined city boundary, which does not include all of the addresses defined as Union by the United States Postal Service.
Some nearby communities, including Triple Crown Country Club, Cool Springs and Brigadoon, have Union addresses but are not part of the incorporated city and are in unincorporated Boone County. Union is located at 38°56′43″N 84°40′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 5,379 people, 1,661 households, 1,471 families residing in the city; the population density was 894.4 people per square mile. There were 1,739 housing units at an average density of 271.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 1.2% African American, 0.0% Native American, 5.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population. There were 850 households out of which 62.9% included children under the age of 18. 85.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.8% were non-families.
5.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.55. In the city, the population age ranges included 37.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, 2.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $85,454, the median income for a family was $85,859. Males had a median income of $61,531 versus $34,861 for females; the per capita income for the city was $27,626. About 1.4% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. Arbor Springs Ballyshannon Cedarwood Hampshire Harmony Hawks Landing Hempsteade Indian Hill Ivy Pond Lassing Green Russwill Sycamore Whispering Trail Union Bluff Union Station Triple Crown The City of Union is home to six public schools: Elementary School: Longbranch Elementary New Haven Elementary Shirley Mann Elementary Middle School: Ballyshannon Middle School Gray Middle School High School: Cooper High School Larry A. Ryle High School All are part of the Boone County School District.
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