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Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is an international airport located 3 nautical miles northwest of Saskatoon, Canada; the airport is served by passenger and air freight operators. It is named for the 13th Prime Minister of Canada; the airport has nine passenger bridges, three ground loading positions, 32 check-in points and a customs/immigration arrivals area. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 200 passengers. However, they can handle up to 300. In 2017, the airport saw a total of 1.46 million passengers pass through, an increase of 0.6% over the previous year. On June 1, 1929 the city of Saskatoon was given a "License For Air Harbour" and the airport was established; this provided a home for the Saskatoon Aero Club. From 1940-7, the city leased the airport to the Royal Canadian Air Force; the airport became RCAF Station Saskatoon.

The station was a part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the station was home to No. 4 Service Flight Training School. To support these operations four large hangars were built as well as support buildings including a hospital and control tower. After the war the airport was transferred to the Canadian Department of Transport for civilian use; that year Trans-Canada Air Lines, now known as Air Canada, started providing passenger service using DC-3 aircraft. Air Canada in 1950 began operating the Canadair North Star at the airport, followed by the Vickers Viscount in 1955. A new terminal building was constructed in 1955 by Transport Department architects; the primary runway was lengthened in 1954 and again in 1960 to 8,300 ft. The secondary runway was lengthened in 1963 to 6,200 ft. From 1950-78 the Airport was again made a station of the RCAF; the station was named RCAF Station Saskatoon. On January 1, 1971, the City of Saskatoon annexed the airport and surrounding lands totalling 2,111.7 acres.

The nearby area containing personnel housing and support services was annexed by the city in 1965. Due to larger aircraft and more frequent flights, in 1972 plans were drafted for a new terminal building; the new terminal built by Holiday and Scott was completed and opened on November 29, 1975. The former terminal was renovated in 1977. From 1977 to 1984 Boeing 747 charter flights were operated by Wardair to Europe until Wardair was bought by Canadian Airlines International. In 1993 the name of the airport was changed to recognize Canada's 13th Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. In 1995 under the Canada-US Open Skies agreement Northwest Airlines started service to Minneapolis – Saint Paul. In 1996 WestJet began Boeing 737 service. In 1999 the airport was turned over to the Saskatoon Airport Authority, as part of the National Airports Policy. In 2000, Nav Canada constructed a new control tower and the airport authority began renovations and expansions to the terminal building. In October 2002 the first two phases of renovations to the air terminal building was completed at a cost of $18 million.

The updated terminal facilities are designed to handle 1.4 million passengers annually was designed by Kindrachuk Agrey Architects. In 2005 additional renovations were completed to the check-in area and baggage screening as well as the addition of a fifth bridge. In 2006 the airport expanded public parking to 500 stalls. In March 2008 work started on the rehabilitation of runway 09/27, taxiway Foxtrot and Alpha at a cost of $16 million. Between October, 2005 and May 2008 Air Canada ended "mainline" service into Saskatoon, turning over routes to Air Canada Jazz. In 2006, Pronto Airways started operating at the airport. In 2006 Transwest Air introduced service to Alberta. For a short period of time between 2006 and April 2007 Northwestern Air operated flights to Fort McMurray. In 2008, United Airlines began non-stop regional service from Denver that operated until 2015. In 2009, United Airlines announced regional service from Chicago that operated until 2014. In March 2015, Missinippi Airways began thrice-weekly service to Saskatoon direct to Flin Flon, Manitoba with a one-stop connection to The Pas, Manitoba.

Missinippi Airways ceased flying out of Saskatoon three months later. In June, 2016, New Leaf Airlines announced they would begin flying to Kelowna and Hamilton direct from Saskatoon twice weekly beginning July 27, 2016. New Leaf cancelled service to Saskatoon in November 2016. In 2009, Skyxe announced a new expansion for the terminal; the plan included nine bridgeable gates and a food court, including a full service restaurant and bar. Included in the plan was more retail, including a duty-free outlet, another food court before the security area; the new design moved security for more room for retail, but planned to double the size of the security area. The check-in area was not included in the expansion. A new Canadian Customs and Immigration area was put in, as well as two more baggage carousels; the designers left space, meant for an American Pre-Customs and Immigration area, so in the future YXE can be upgraded to have U. S. Pre-Clearance area. In 2010 construction started on apron improvements, remote stands and preparatory work to start on reconstruction of the terminal building in 2011.

The expansion was designed to accommodate eight bridges, expanded passenger waiting areas, a business/first class lounge and expanded baggage claim area. Phase 1 of Saskatoon International Airport expansion began in 2012; the expansion doubled the size of the air terminal building to 266,670 ft2. In 2013, Skyxe completed

Panayot Hitov

Panayot Ivanov Hitov was a Bulgarian hajduk, national revolutionary and voivode. Born in 1830 in Sliven, he became a hajduk in Georgi Trankin's band of rebels in 1858. Two years after the death of Trankin, Hitov succeeded him as voivode of the band, which became one of the most active in southeastern Bulgaria; some of his subordinates included Stoyan Papazov and Dyado Zhelyu. Around 1864–1865, Hitov began to regard his actions as part of the national liberation movement, was in correspondence with Georgi Rakovski. In 1864, while in Serbia, he gathered band members among the Bulgarians in Kragujevac and Belgrade and moved to the region of Berkovitsa and Pirot. According to Rakovski's plan as presented in "1867 Provisional Law on the National and Forest Bands", Hitov was to be the chief Bulgarian voivode. Following Rakovski's death on April 28, 1867, Hitov entered Bulgaria from Romania at Tutrakan with a band of thirty, the band's standard-bearer being Vasil Levski. With his band, Hitov spent some time around Kotel and Sliven.

The goal of his band was not to organize an uprising, but to garner support among the Bulgarians for an organized resistance against Ottoman rule. In August 1867, together with his band and that of Filip Totyu, Hitov headed to Serbia along the ridge of the Balkan Mountains, he settled in Belgrade, living there as a pensioner and becoming a supporter of the idea that Bulgaria's liberation struggle should be co-ordinated with Serbia's anti-Ottoman actions. Between 1869 and 1871, he expressed his views to Vasil Levski, with whom he kept up a correspondence. Without taking Levski's advice into consideration, he signed an agreement with the Montenegrin voivode Matanović to organize a joint uprising in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Albania. In April 1872 Hitov became a member of the Bucharest branch of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Central Committee. After Levski's death in 1873, Hitov played an important role in the Bucharest committee, although he continued to live in Belgrade. In August 1875, he presided over the BRCC assembly which approved the proclamation of the Stara Zagora Uprising.

According to the plan, Panayot Hitov was supposed to lead a band of soldiers, but this was not carried out due to the Serbian government's objections. Hitov was a leader in the Serbian-Turkish War of 1876 and the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. After the Liberation in 1878, Hitov lived in Rousse. In 1885, he headed the Unification of Bulgaria in his native Sliven. Due to his opposition to Stefan Stambolov's regime, he was sent to prison, he died on February 1918 in Rousse. Hitov Spur on Oscar II Coast in Graham Land, Antarctica is named after Panayot Hitov. Outside Bulgaria, Hitov is remembered for his characteristic moustache. "Панайот Хитов, 1830 – 22 февруари 1918 г.". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. Archived from the original on 2007-03-02. Retrieved 2007-03-16


Helgö is an island in Ekerö Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden. Helgö is an island situated in Lake Mälaren; the island's greatest width is about 1.5 km, it covers 48 hectares. The island is best known for a major archaeological area; the old trading town on Helgö began to emerge around the year 200 AD, 500 years before Birka at Björkö. The first archaeological dig in 1954 uncovered the remains of the early settlement, including a workshop area which attracted international interest; the most notable finds included a small Buddha statuette from North India and a christening scoop from Egypt, both dating from the 6th century. The Indian Buddha statuette, the Irish crozier and the Egyptian Coptic scoop which were found on Helgö, are presently on display in the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm; the site where Kaggeholm Castle is located was first mentioned in a land title document in 1287. During the 1500s the farm was owned by members of the families Bååt. In 1647, Count Lars Kagg acquired an estate.

Kagg was a political ally of King Gustavus Adolphus, a member of the Privy Council of Sweden and Field Marshal during the Thirty Years' War. The château-style manor house was built in 1725 after drawings and designs by Baroque architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger. Since 1939 it had been owned by the Swedish Pentecostal movement and is used as a training center by nearby Kaggeholm College. Today Kaggeholm is operated as a conference center managed by the Swedish property development company Sisyfosgruppen Holding; the findings from the excavations at Helgö have been reported in a series of volumes published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters and Antiquities dating with Volume I covering the period 1954–1956. The most recent report was Volume XVII released during 2008. List of islands of Sweden Gyllensvärd, Bo Excavations at Helgö XVII Exotic & Sacral Finds from Helgö ISBN 978-91-7402-370-1 Kaggeholm website Wikimapia

Joachim O. Fernández

Joachim Octave Fernández, Sr. was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives for Louisiana's 1st congressional district. Like all other members of his state's congressional delegation at the time of his tenure, Fernández was a Democrat. Son of Octave Gonzales Fernández and Mary Benson, he was born and died in New Orleans, Louisiana. On June 3, 1920, he married Viola Murray, the couple had two sons and two daughters, he began his political career as a member of the Old Regular political machine. He was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1924 to 1928 and the State Senate from 1928 to 1930 at the time of the administration of Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley. In 1930, Fernández defected to the camp of Walmsley's enemy, Governor Huey Pierce Long, Jr, he became Long's Ninth Ward political boss and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1930 with Long's support. He lost his seat in 1940 to reform candidate Felix Edward Hébert, a former journalist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune Fernández was a delegate to the Louisiana state constitutional convention in 1921, which wrote the document to govern his state until 1975.

He was an alternate delegate to the 1936 Democratic National Convention, which renominated the Franklin D. Roosevelt-John Nance Garner ticket. In his forties, Fernández served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II. After his congressional service, Fernández was the U. S. collector of internal revenue in New Orleans. In the election of 1946, Fernández served as the reform candidate against Mayor Robert Maestri, but he withdrew from the race at the last minute after Maestri offered to pay his campaign expenses. Maestri was unseated, however, by the reformers' choice, deLesseps Story Morrison. Fernández was Roman Hispanic, he was a member of the American Legion. He is interred at the large Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. Fernández was known as "Bathtub Joe" Fernández for his habit of avoiding calls from reporters by claiming he was taking a bath. Children: Florau Joachim Fernandez married Elizabeth Abigail Richard > children JoAnn Fernandez Ponville married Minos Jame Ponville, Jr. Richard Murray Fernandez married Sherry Law Russell Joachim Fernandez married Darla Lucille Thomas Randall Robert Fernandez married Sarah Evans Janet Elizabeth Fernandez married Darrio BerrioMercedes Fernandez married Milton Bradley Junerose Fernandez married Chester Keating > 7 children Joachim Octave Fernandez, Jr. married Grace Bergeron in 1949 > 4 children | Married Beverly Wenger in 1970 > 5 children Allen Raymond Fernandez Carol Fernandez Montgomery married Tom Joel Montgomery David Andrew Fernandez married Mitzi Barbay Judy Fernandez Pomfrey married W. Anthony Pomfrey Jr. Daryl Andrew Fernandez List of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States Congress 1 Political Graveyard Haas, Edward F. DeLesseps S. Morrison and the Image of Reform: New Orleans Politics, 1946-1961.

Louisiana State University Press, 1974. United States Congress. "Joachim O. Fernández". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


Figurism was an intellectual movement of Jesuit missionaries at the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, whose participants viewed the I Ching as a prophetic book containing the mysteries of Christianity, prioritized working with the Qing Emperor as a way of promoting Christianity in China. Since Matteo Ricci's pioneering work in China in 1583–1610, the Jesuit missionaries in China worked on a program of integrating Christianity with the Chinese traditions. Ricci and his followers identified three "sects" present in China – Confucianism and Taoism. While viewing Buddhism and Taoism as "pagan" religions inimical to Christianity, Ricci's approach – predominant with the Jesuits in China throughout most of the 17th century – viewed Confucianism as a moral teaching, compatible with, rather than contradictory to, the Christian beliefs, they viewed Confucian rites, such as those having to do with the veneration of the dead, as civil functions meant to edify the people in virtuous morals, rather than as religious rites.

On this basis the Jesuits centered their work in China on the interaction with the Chinese Confucian literati, trying to convince them of their theories and convert them to the Christian faith. When addressing the European public, the China-based Jesuit missionaries strove to present Confucianism, as represented by its Four Books, in favorable light – the effort culminated with the publications of Confucius Sinarum Philosophus by Philippe Couplet. After the fall of the Ming Dynasty and the Manchu conquest of the entire country, the Jesuits in China had to switch their allegiance from the Ming Dynasty to the Manchu Qing, just as most of the Chinese literati did, they soon found themselves working in a quite different intellectual and political environment than their predecessors during the Ming era. While in Ricci's days the Jesuits were not in a position to work directly with the emperor, the early Qing emperors – Shunzhi, in particular Kangxi – were not above dealing directly with the Jesuits and using their services for the needs of the central government.

On the other hand, the Chinese Confucian thought had changed as well: the more open outlook of the late-Ming literati was replaced in the early Qing period by widespread clinging to the Neo-Confucian orthodoxy, endorsed by the court as well, but had been traditionally disapproved by the Jesuits as "atheistic" and "materialistic". Accordingly, by the late 17th century the way whereby the China-based Jesuits strove to bridge the gap between China and Christian Europe had changed as well. Instead of praising Confucius and the ideology attributed to him, many Jesuits, led by Joachim Bouvet, focused on China's earliest classic, I Ching, which Bouvet viewed as the oldest written work in the world, containing "precious vestiges from the remains of the most ancient and excellent philosophy taught by the first patriarchs of the world"; the Figurists maintained the belief of the early Jesuit missionaries in China that China's ancient religion, now lost, was connected to the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The Figurists disagreed with each other but they could agree on three basic tenets: 1. The Issue of Chronology The first aspect that all Figurists agreed upon was the belief that a certain period in the Chinese history does not belong to the Chinese only but to all of mankind; the Jesuits furthermore believed that Chinese history dated back before the Flood and was therefore as old as European history. This made. 2. The Theory of Common Origin with Noah After the great Flood, Noah’s son Shem moved to the Far East and brought with him the secret knowledge of Adam in original purity, thus the Figurists believed that one could find many hidden allusions to pre-Christian revelation in the Chinese classics. Bouvet thought that Fu Xi, the supposed author of the I Ching, as well as Zoroaster and Hermes Trismegistus, were the same person: the biblical patriarch Enoch.3. The Revelation of Messiah The Figurists determined; this proved in the minds of the Figurists that, for example, the birth of Jesus was foreshadowed in the Chinese classics as well.

Joachim Bouvet in particular focused his research on I Ching, trying to find a connection between the Chinese classics and the Bible. He came to the conclusion that the Chinese had known the whole truth of the Christian tradition in ancient times and that this truth could be found in the Chinese classics. There was opposition to the Figurists both in Europe. In China, there was an anti-Western group of Chinese officials; some Chinese scholars doubted the idea that God was part of the Confucian tradition. When Foucquet rejected the official Chinese history, he was angrily rejected by the Chinese and ordered back to Europe. In Europe there was an anti-Jesuit group in the Catholic Church; the Figurist idea was seen as an dangerous innovation because it elevated the Chinese classics at the expense of Christian authorities. The Catholic Church did not accept the idea that the Chinese classics could be of importance to the Christian faith; because of the overwhelming opposition to the Figurists, they were unable to publish any of their works during their lifetimes, except for Foucquet who got his major work published in 1729.

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Bruce Van De Velde

Bruce Van De Velde served as Director of Athletics at Louisiana Tech University from 2010 to July 1 2013 when he stepped down. From 2008 to 2010, Van De Velde served as Deputy Director of Athletics & Chief Operating Officer at Louisiana Tech University under then-Director of Athletics/Head Football Coach Derek Dooley. During Van De Velde's tenure, LA Tech received an invitation to join Conference USA and left the Western Athletic Conference in July 2013. In 2012, the Louisiana Tech football program received its highest national ranking in school history and was ranked in the BCS for the first time, he was responsible for a compliance program that achieved no major NCAA rules infractions from 2008 to the present. In addition, the student-athlete graduate success rate of 72 percent in 2012 was the highest in the history of the university and one of the top graduation rates in the nation. All 16 sports programs were APR penalty free and eight programs achieved their highest APR in school history.

Teams he was associated with participated in the Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Peach Bowl, Aloha Bowl, Independence Bowl, Bowl, Copper Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl, Humanitarian Bowl. Coaching hires at LA Tech include Skip Holtz, Sonny Dykes, Michael White, Mark Montgomery. Van De Velde was responsible, while at Iowa State University, for hiring Christie Martens and Christy Johnson-Lynch. While at Utah State University, Van De Velde hired Stew Morrill. Van De Velde has won many awards and earned many achievements including: General Robert R. Neyland - Outstanding Athletic Director Award Admiral U. S. Grant Sharp - Award Recipient PRISM Award - Managerial Excellence Excellence in Management Cup - Texas A&M University In 1982, Van De Velde completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Iowa State University, his postgraduate work includes a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from The University of Iowa. Served as Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA from 1991 to 1992.

Served as Departmental Recruiting Coordinator at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa from 1988 to 1991. Was Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator for Football at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska from 1985 until 1988. Was Assistant Football Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1982 until 1985. Football Issues Committee Championships and Competition Cabinet Travel Issues Committee Financial Aid Committee Peer Review Committee Strategic Planning Committee Executive Committee Administrative Committee Finance Committee Administrative Committee Television Committee Conference Bowl Committee Conference Finance Committee Conference Event Management and Officiating Committee Louisiana Tech profile