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SK Rapid Wien

Sportklub Rapid Wien known as Rapid Vienna, is an Austrian football club playing in the country's capital city of Vienna. Rapid has won the most Austrian championship titles, including the first title in the season 1911–12, as well as a German championship in 1941 during Nazi rule. Rapid twice reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985 and 1996, losing on both occasions; the club is known as Die Grün-Weißen for its team colours or as Hütteldorfer, in reference to the location of the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, in Hütteldorf, part of the city's 14th district in Penzing. The club was founded in 1897 as Erster Wiener Arbeiter-Fußball-Club; the team's original colours were red and blue, which are still used in away matches. On 8 January 1899, the club was renamed, taking on its present name of Sportklub Rapid Wien, following the example of Rapide Berlin. In 1904, the team colours were changed to white; the club won Austria's first national championship in 1911–12 by a single point, retained the title the following season.

Rapid became a dominant force during the years between the world wars, an era in which Austria was one of the leading football nations on the continent. It won its first hat-trick of titles from 1919 to 1921. After the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938, Rapid joined the German football system, playing in the regional first division Gauliga Ostmark along with clubs such as Wacker Wien and Admira Vienna. Rapid would be the most successful of these clubs, they won the Tschammerpokal, predecessor of today's DFB-Pokal, in 1938 with a 3–1 victory over FSV Frankfurt, followed that with a German Championship in 1941 by defeating Schalke 04, the most dominant German club of the era. The team was able to overcome a 3–0 Schalke lead to win the match 4–3; as the winners of the 1954–55 season, Rapid were Austria's entrant for the inaugural European Cup in the following season. They were drawn in the first round against PSV and opened with a 6–1 home victory, with Alfred Körner scoring a hat-trick. Despite losing the away leg 1–0, the club still advanced to a quarter-final, where they started with a 1–1 home draw against Milan before being defeated 7–2 in the away match at the San Siro to lose 8–3 on aggregate.

Rapid's best performance in the European Cup came in the 1960–61 season when they reached the semi-final before being eliminated by eventual winners Benfica, 4–1 on aggregate. In the quarter-final the club required a replay to eliminate East German club Aue from the tournament after a 3–3 aggregate draw; the modern away goals rule would have seen Aue advance without needing the replay, held at the St Jakob Park in neutral Basel. The club was involved in a controversial episode in 1984 when they eliminated Celtic from the last 16 of the European Cup Winners' Cup. Celtic were leading 4–3 on aggregate with 14 minutes left in the match when Rapid conceded a penalty; as the Rapid players protested to the match officials, their defender Rudolf Weinhofer fell to the ground and claimed to have been hit by a bottle thrown from the stands. However, television images showed that a bottle was thrown onto the pitch and did not hit Weinhofer; the match finished 4–3, but Rapid appealed to UEFA for a replay, both teams were fined.

The replay appeal was turned down but Rapid appealed for a second time. On this occasion, Rapid's fine was doubled but UEFA stipulated the match be replayed 100 miles away from Celtic's ground; the game was held on 12 December 1984 at Old Trafford and Rapid won 1–0 through a Peter Pacult strike. Rapid reached its first European final in 1985, losing 3–1 in the Cup Winners' Cup Final to Everton in Rotterdam. Eleven years in the same tournament's final in Brussels, Rapid lost 1–0 to Paris Saint-Germain. Rapid last reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2005–06 after beating F91 Dudelange of Luxembourg 9–3 on aggregate and defeating Lokomotiv Moscow 2–1 on aggregate in a play-off after a 1–0 victory in Russia, they finished last in their group after losing all of their matches against Bayern Munich and Club Brugge. Since the club's beginnings, Rapid fans have announced the last 15 minutes of the match by way of the traditional "Rapidviertelstunde" – rhythmic clapping at home or away no matter what the score.

The first mention of the practise goes back to 1913, on 21 April 1918 a newspaper wrote about the fans clapping at the beginning of the "Rapidviertelstunde". Over the decades, there were many instances where the team managed to turn around a losing position by not giving up and, with their fans' support, fighting their way to a win just before the final whistle; the biggest fan club is Ultras Rapid, founded in 1988. Other important fan clubs are the ultras group Tornados Rapid and Spirits Rapid and the hooligan firm Alte Garde Dritte Halbzeit; the active supporters are situated in the Block West stand, which has a capacity of 8,500 spectators. The old Block West in the now demolished Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion had about 2,700 seats; the fan-base of Rapid is connected, in a friendly way, with the supporters of the German club 1. FC Nürnberg, the Croatian club GNK Dinamo Zagreb, the Italian club Venezia F. C. and the Greek club Panathinaikos F. C.. Rapid played at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium -, opened on 10 May 1977 with a Wiener derby match against Austria Wien - until the 2013–14 season.

The stadium bore the name of its architect Gerhard Hanappi, who played for Rapid from 1950 to 1965. Prior to 1980, when it was renamed in his honour, it was known as the Weststadion, due to its geographical location in the city. In June 2014, it was announ

Cyriopagopus albostriatus

Cyriopagopus albostriatus known as the edible spider or Thailand Zebra Leg tarantula, is a species of spider in the family Theraphosidae, found in Myanmar and Cambodia. It is a moderately large fossorial species; this species' name comes from the Latin prefix albo, meaning white, the Latin word striatus, meaning lines or striped. This species has white stripes going down each leg, a white zig-zag pattern on its opisthosoma; these patterns on a black background have earned it the common name Thai zebra tarantula. This tarantula is skittish and defensive, although it can be aggressive, it is an Old World tarantula. This tarantula is known to have more potent venom than that of many tarantula species; when fried, these spiders are sold on the streets of Cambodia. Cooked C. albostriatus is edible and is high in protein

Oran Hurling Club

Oran Hurling is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the parishes of Oran in mid County Roscommon, Ireland. They play in Green and Yellow colours and their home pitch is Rockfield; the club fields underage teams from U-12 to U-21 as well as Senior and Junior teams. In 2016 they famously won the county final when poc fada star Jerry Fallon put over a free from his own 45m line against a gale-force wind. Other star players were Thomas Fetherstone and Enda Morris; the club was founded by Micheal Kelly N. T. and Gerry Mahon N. T; the Junior and Underage section was founded in 1965 and a Senior team in 1983. 5 Roscommon Senior Hurling Championship finals and 3 victories 3 finals and 1 victory Won the county final for the 5th time Won the county final for the 6th time On 29 October 2016, Oran won the senior hurling final in a nail biting sequel to the first of the two clashes between the two hurling giants of Roscommon. Oran who trailed for most of the game kept ticking the scoreboard ticking with King Jerry Fallon on the frees.

The tension was palpable on the pitch and diehard hits were put in by Fetherstone who steamrolled his way through several defenders. However the game came to a thrilling conclusion that day. In the last minute of stoppage time Oran trailed by a point. Oran had just earned a free on their own 21 yard line; this is. King Gerry stepped up to the plate to claim his spot amongst the legends of Roscommon hurling. Against a 50 km wind, he struck a waterlogged sliotar over the bar against all odds, it was said. The game was drawn and extra time ensued. Right from the off, Oran took the game by the scruff of the neck and destroyed Four Roads with 2 goals and 3 points. Oran had made a 10-point turn around since Four Roads last score; the second half was the end of the thrilling spectacle and Four Roads had no chance with a Johnny Coyne goal. The 8 in a row champions were denied their ninth trophy by the Oran side; this is the highlight of Oran GAA's history Senior Hurling Championships: 6 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2016 Runners-up 1987, 1991, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2013 Roscommon Senior Hurling League: Connacht Hurling League Connacht Junior Club Hurling Championship 2004 All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Runners-up 2005 Roscommon Junior Hurling Championships: Roscommon Minor Hurling Championship: 2004 Sean & Geraldine Kenny, of "Kenny's Rockfield Inn" have renewed their sponsorship of the senior team for 2008

Reuben Cooke

Reuben "Ru" James Cooke was a New Zealand rugby union player who represented the All Blacks in 1903. His position of choice was loose forward. Known as "Ru", out of the Merivale club, Cooke made his debut for the Canterbury province as a 19-year-old in 1899. After playing for the South Island against the North consecutively in 1902 and 1903, Cooke was selected for the 1903 tour of Australia, he played in the preliminary match against Wellington and nine out of the ten tour matches in Australia. He scored one try in his All Black career, against Combined Northern Districts, but did not score any points in his only test match against Australia. In the first game in Australia against New South Wales, Cooke was sent off the field after being involved in an altercation with opposing player Harold Judd; this had happened only once prior in 1893 to William McKenzie. Further investigation proved Cooke was not at fault and he was cleared from any punishment, he was further chosen for the test match against Great Britain in 1904 but Cooke was unable to play because of injury.

At the end of the 1904 season he was part of a pool of players that would be selected for the famous Original All Blacks. He was not selected and as there were no trials it is unknown how close he was for selection, he played for South Canterbury in 1904 and 1905. Cooke moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1913 and was a coach as well as an administrator for the Kiwi club, his older brother, was an All Black in 1894. Alfred died aged 30, three years before Cooke made his All Black debut

Lucedale, Mississippi

Lucedale is a city in George County, United States. It is part of Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lucedale was founded in 1901 when Governor A. H. Longino signed his seal to the proclamation, it was named after Gregory Marston Luce, who operated a lumber business there. The population was 2,923 at the 2010 census, up from 2,458 at the 2000 census, it is the county seat of George County. Lucedale is located in northern George County at 30°55′11″N 88°35′30″W. Mississippi Highway 198 passes through the city as Main Street, leading east 4.5 miles to U. S. Route 98 and northwest 2.5 miles to Mississippi Highway 63, both of which are four-lane highways bypassing Lucedale. US 98 leads southeast 40 miles to Mobile and northwest 54 miles to Hattiesburg, while Highway 63 leads north 20 miles to Leakesville and south 43 miles to Pascagoula. According to the United States Census Bureau, Lucedale has a total area of 6.4 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,458 people, 916 households, 628 families residing in the city.

The population density was 646.2 people per square mile. There were 1,052 housing units at an average density of 276.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.45% White, 29.21% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.12% from other races, 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population. There were 916 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,604, the median income for a family was $29,338. Males had a median income of $27,386 versus $18,313 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,151. About 23.9% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over. Lucedale is served by the George County School District; as of 2010, the district spends US$6,732 per pupil—63% on instruction, 30% on support services, 7% on other elementary and secondary expenditures—and 15 students existed for every full-time equivalent teacher. The city of Lucedale and George County are served by the George Regional Health Facilities. Known as the George County Hospital, the current George Regional Hospital serves George, Green and Jackson counties, as well as western Mobile County in Alabama. In addition to a nursing home, the hospital operates the Community Medical Center, an affiliated primary care facility.

Surgical services are provided by the Community Surgical Center. In April 2013, a US$4.5 million extension for the George Regional Hospital was commenced. The project will add acute care space to George Regional Hospital, expand George Regional Health & Rehab Center to 60 beds, will add 24 larger, private rooms to the nursing home. A February 2014 completion date is expected. Ruthie Bolton, Olympic gold medalist Janice Lawrence Braxton, Olympic gold medalist Carolyn Cochran, 1955 Miss Mississippi Carolyn Haines, author credited as Caroline Burnes Jake W. Lindsey, recipient of the Medal of Honor Dee McCann, professional football player Eric Moulds, professional football player John Nix, professional football player Claude Passeau, professional baseball player Joseph Westley Newman, inventor City of Lucedale official website

Darlene Clark Hine

Darlene Clark Hine is an American author and professor. She is known for her expertise in the field of African-American history, she is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Darlene Clark was born in Morley, the oldest of four daughters of Levester Clark, a truck driver, Lottie Mae Clark, she married William C. Hine in 1970 and divorced in 1974, she divorced in 1986 and has one daughter, Robbie Davine. Hine received her BA in 1968 from Roosevelt University, her MA from Kent State University in 1970 and her PhD in 1975 from the same institution. From 1972 to 1974 Hine worked as an assistant professor of history and black studies at South Carolina State College, 1974-79 she worked as an assistant professor at Purdue University in Indiana, 1979-85 an Associate professor. From 1985 to 2004, Hine served as the John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University in East Lansing, she helped to establish a new doctoral field in comparative African-American history, one of the first of its kind.

She helped edit a series on African-American history in the United Statesman Milestones in African American History. In 2004, Darlene Clark Hine joined Northwestern University as the Board of Trustees Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of History, she retired from the university in 2017. In 1989, in an article titled "Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West: Preliminary Thoughts on the Culture of Dissemblance," Hine introduced the concept of a "culture of dissemblance." She defined dissemblance as "the behavior and attitudes of Black women that created the appearance of openness and disclosure but shielded the truth of their inner lives and selves from their oppressors." The concept helped Hine identify why "African-American women developed a code of silence around intimate matters as a response to discursive and literal attacks on black sexuality." It diversified the list of reasons Black women might have migrated North, citing "sexual violence and abuse as for migration."Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham has written that the culture of dissemblance was relevant to Black women "of the middle class."

In the original article, Hine states that the most "institutionalized forms" of the culture of dissemblance exist in the creation of the National Association of the Colored Women's Clubs in 1896. Hine wrote three books about African-American women's history, her book Black Women in Whites was named Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center Of Study of Human Rights. She edited Black Women in America, her book A Shining Thread of Hope was favorably reviewed in the New York Times. Hines' papers are preserved in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University; because of her expertise on the subject of race and gender in American society, Hine received the Otto Wirth Alumni Award for outstanding scholarship from Roosevelt University in 1988 and the Special achievement award from Kent State University Alumni Association in 1991. Hine was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in 1998, Amherst from Purdue University in 2002. In 2010 the Organization of American Historians presented the inaugural Darlene Clark Hine Award for best book in African American Women and Gender History.

Hine was presented in 2013 with a National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, for her work on understanding the African-American experience. Darlene Clark Hine official Page at Michigan State University