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Saône-et-Loire

Saône-et-Loire is a French department, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers between which it lies. When it was formed during the French Revolution, as of March 4, 1790 in fulfillment of the law of December 22, 1789, the new department combined parts of the provinces of southern Burgundy and Bresse, uniting lands that had no previous common history nor political unity and which have no true geographical unity, thus its history is that of Burgundy, is to be found in the local histories of Autun, Mâcon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Charolles and Louhans. Saône-et-Loire is the seventh largest department of France, it is part of the region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. In the west, the department is composed of the hills of the Autunois, the region around Autun, in the southwest the Charollais, the Mâconnais in the south. In the centre, the department is traversed from north to south by the Saône in its wide plain; the source of the Loire, is south of the department, in the department of Ardèche. It makes its way in the opposite direction, forming the southwest border of the department, draining into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Canal du Centre links the Saône to the Loire between Chalon-sur-Saône and Digoin, thereby linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic ocean. In the east, the department occupies the northern part of the plain of Bresse. In the west, its industrial heart is in Le Creusot and Montceau-les-Mines noted for their coal mines and metallurgy; the department consists of five arrondissements: Autun Chalon-sur-Saône Charolles Louhans MâconThere are 29 cantons in the department and 567 communes. Touristic sites: Roche de Solutré, Abbaye de Cluny, Taizé and Taizé Community, Paray-le-Monial, La Clayette, Dompierre-les-Ormes. Mâcon - Capital Cantons of the Saône-et-Loire department Communes of the Saône-et-Loire department Arrondissements of the Saône-et-Loire department Chizerots Charolais-Brionnais Country General Council website Prefecture website Saone-et-Loire at Curlie

Madison Kingdon

Madi Kingdon is an American indoor volleyball player. She is a member of the U. S. Women's Turkish Airlines Volleyball Club, she attended the University of Arizona, where she received both AVCA Indoor and AVCA Sand All-American honors. Kingdon attended Sunnyslope High School in Arizona, where she was a three-time Class 4A Division I champion, she was named to the Republic's All-Arizona team in both 2009 and 2010 and was selected for the A2 and USA Junior National teams. In 2010 she was named Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year, Arizona Republic's Player of the Year and Prepvolleyball.com All-American. Kingdon holds the record for most kills at Sunnyslope. Kingdon started her collegiate indoor volleyball career at the University of Arizona in 2011, competed in Arizona’s Sand Volleyball program in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, she has one of the greatest indoor careers in Wildcat history ranking second in both career kills and career digs. Kingdon led the team to three NCAA tournament appearances and two AVCA Sand Volleyball Pairs Championships.

As a senior Kingdon was named AVCA All-American Third-Team and AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American. She was the only player in the country to receive All-American honors in both indoor and sand volleyball during the 2014-2015 season. Kingdon signed her first professional season with Azerrail Baku in the Azerbaijan Superleague in 2015. Azerrail was a participant in the 2015-16 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League. Azerrail finished the 2015-16 Azeri season with a record of 11-4 advancing to the Superleague finals where they defeated runner-up Telekom Baku for the championship title. Kingdon was named Azerbaijan Superleague MVP. Following her season with Azerrail, Kingdon was drafted sixth overall to Hwaseong IBK Altos for the 2016-17 Korean V-League season; the IBK Altos took home first place in the 2016 KOVO Cup and defeated the Incheon Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders for the V-League championship title. Kingdon was named MVP of the V-League championships. Kingdon re-signed with the Altos for the 2017-18 season.

In a five-set win over Hyundai E&C Hillstate, Kingdon amassed 57 points with 52 kills, 22 digs and 47.3 kill percentage. This performance tied the Korean V-League record and is one point shy of the world record held by Azerbaijan’s Polina Rahimova; the Altos finished the 2017-2018 regular season as runner-up to Gyeongbuk Gimcheon Hi-pass. In the V-League Championship tournament the Altos bested Hyundai E&C Hillstate 2 sets to 1 progressing to the final match against regular season winners Gyeongbuk Gimcheon Hi-pass; the Altos were defeated 3 matches to nil by Hi-pass taking the runner-up title. Kingdon competed for Beijing Baic Motor Women's Volleyball Club in 2018/19, she led the team through an undefeated preseason to solidify the team's position in Group A within the Chinese Volleyball Super League. After sweeping Shanghai Bright Ubest in the quarter final, Beijing proceeded to sweep Tianjin Bojai Bank to solidify the Chinese Super League Championship title. Kingdon is a member of the Turkish Airlines volleyball club.

Founded in 2016, Turkish Airlines competes in the Sultans League, the First Division of the Turkish League, as well as CEV Champions Cup. Kingdon debuted for the U. S. Women's National Team in the 2016 Pan American Cup where the U. S. took home a bronze medal. Kingdon was recognized as the 2016 Pan American Cup "Best Spiker". In 2017 she again represented the U. S. in the Pan American Cup in Peru this time claiming a gold medal for Team USA. Kingdon was a starting outside on the U. S. Women's National Team in each of the 2017 FIVB tournaments taking 5th in the FIVB World Grand Prix and claiming a bronze medal in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. Kingdon was named "Best Outside Spiker" during the FIVB World Grand Prix round in China, she represented Team USA during the USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. In 2018, Kingdon was a part of the U. S. National Teams that took gold at the inaugural 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League tournament. In 2019, Kingdon helped the U.

S. team defend the Pan-American Cup and Nations League titles taking gold for the second and third year in a row respectively. Kingdon was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Martha and Russell Kingdon, she has Grant. She began playing indoor youth volleyball in 2005 for Arizona Storm, she is married to Paul Rishel. 2016-17 Azerbaijan Superleague “Most Valuable Player” 2016 Pan American Cup “Best Spiker” 2016-17 V-League Championship “Most Valuable Player” FIVB World Grand Prix Macao 2017 "Best Outside Spiker" 2015–16 Azerbaijan Superleague - Champion, with Azerrail Baku 2016 V-League KOVO Cup - Champion, with Hwaseong IBK Altos 2016–17 V-League - Champion, with Hwaseong IBK Altos 2017–18 V-League - Runner-up, with Hwaseong IBK Altos 2018–19 Chinese Super League - Champion, with Beijing Baic Motors 2014 AVCA All-American Third Team 2015 AVCA Sand All-American

Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot

Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot was a French pianist and composer. He was born in Paris in 1833, the son of the violinist Charles Auguste de Bériot and his common-law wife, the famed soprano Maria Malibran, his stepmother, Maria Huber, was an orphan, adopted by Prince von Dietrichstein, the alleged natural father of Sigismond Thalberg. Thalberg was one of Charles-Wilfrid's earliest teachers, he became a professor of piano at the École Niedermeyer, at the Paris Conservatoire, where his pupils included Maurice Ravel and Ricardo Viñes. His private students included Enrique Granados; as a teacher, he insisted on extreme refinement in tone production, which influenced Granados's own teaching of pedal technique. He composed four piano concertos. There is a Sonata for Two Pianos, Op. 61. His Flute Sonata, Op. 64 has been recorded. Many of his scores are preserved at the Ricardo Viñes Piano Music Collection at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ravel dedicated his Rapsodie espagnole to Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot.

He died at Sceaux-du-Gâtinais in 1914, aged 81. Free scores by Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot at the International Music Score Library Project