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Second Battle of Corinth

The second Battle of Corinth was fought October 3–4, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. For the second time in the Iuka-Corinth Campaign, Union Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans defeated a Confederate army, this time one under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn. After the Battle of Iuka, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price marched his army to meet with Van Dorn's; the combined force, known as the Army of West Tennessee, was put under the command of the more senior Van Dorn. The army moved in the direction of Corinth, a critical rail junction in northern Mississippi, hoping to disrupt Union lines of communications and sweep into Middle Tennessee; the fighting began on October 3 as the Confederates pushed the U. S. Army from the rifle pits constructed by the Confederates for the siege of Corinth; the Confederates exploited a gap in the Union line and continued to press the Union troops until they fell back to an inner line of fortifications. On the second day of battle, the Confederates moved forward to meet heavy Union artillery fire, storming Battery Powell and Battery Robinett, where desperate hand-to-hand fighting occurred.

A brief incursion into the town of Corinth was repulsed. After a U. S. counterattack recaptured Battery Powell, Van Dorn ordered a general retreat. Rosecrans did not pursue and the Confederates escaped destruction; as Confederate General Braxton Bragg moved north from Tennessee into Kentucky in September 1862, Union Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell pursued him from Nashville with his Army of the Ohio. Confederate forces under Van Dorn and Price in northern Mississippi were expected to advance into Middle Tennessee to support Bragg's effort, but the Confederates needed to prevent Buell from being reinforced by Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee. Since the conclusion of the siege of Corinth that summer, Grant's army had been engaged in protecting supply lines in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. At the Battle of Iuka on September 19, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Confederate Army of the West was defeated by forces under Grant's overall command, but tactically under Rosecrans, the commander of the Army of the Mississippi.

Price had hoped to combine his small army with Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn's Army of West Tennessee and disrupt Grant's communications, but Rosecrans struck first, causing Price to retreat from Iuka. Rosecrans's pursuit of Price was ineffectual. After Iuka, Grant established his headquarters at Jackson, Tennessee, a central location to communicate with his commands at Corinth and Memphis. Rosecrans returned to Corinth. Ord's three divisions of Grant's Army of the Tennessee moved to Bolivar, northwest of Corinth, to join with Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut. Thus, Grant's forces in the immediate vicinity consisted of 12,000 men at Bolivar, Rosecrans's 23,000 at Corinth, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's 7,000 at Memphis, another 6,000 as a general reserve at Jackson. Price's army marched to Ripley where it joined Van Dorn on September 28. Van Dorn took command of the combined force, numbering about 22,000 men, they marched on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad to Pocahontas, Tennessee, on October 1. From this point they had a number of opportunities for further moves and Grant was uncertain about their intentions.

When they bivouacked on October 2 at Chewalla, Grant became certain. The Confederates hoped to seize Corinth from an unexpected direction, isolating Rosecrans from reinforcements, sweep into Middle Tennessee. Grant sent word to Rosecrans to be prepared for an attack, at the same time directing Hurlbut to keep an eye on the enemy and strike him on the flank if a favorable opportunity offered. Despite the warning from Grant, Rosecrans was not convinced that Corinth was the target of Van Dorn's advance, he believed that the Confederate commander would not be foolhardy enough to attack the fortified town and might well instead choose to strike the Mobile and Ohio railroad and maneuver the U. S. soldiers out of their position. Along the north and east sides of Corinth, about two miles from the town, was a line of entrenchments, extending from the Chewalla Road on the northwest to the Mobile and Ohio Railroad on the south, constructed by Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard's army before it evacuated the town in May.

These lines were too extensive for Rosecrans's 23,000 men to defend, so with the approval of Grant, Rosecrans modified the lines to emphasize the defense of the town and the ammunition magazines near the junction of the two railroads. The inner line of redoubts, closer to the town, called the Halleck Line, was much more substantial. A number of formidable named batteries, guns positioned in strong earthwork defenses, were part of the inner line: Batteries Robinett, Phillips and Lothrop, in the area known as College Hill, they were connected by breastworks, during the last four days of September these works had been strengthened, the trees in the vicinity of the centrally placed Battery Robinett had been felled to form an abatis. Rosecrans's plan was to absorb the expected Confederate advance with a skirmish line at the old Confederate entrenchments and to meet the bulk of the Confederate attack with his main force along the Halleck Line, about a mile from the center of town, his final stand would be made around the batteries on College Hill.

His men were provided with three days' rations and 100 rounds of am

NABC Defensive Player of the Year

The NABC Defensive Player of the Year is an award given annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to recognize the top defensive player in United States college basketball. The award has been given since 1987 and was known as the Henry Iba Corinthian Award, named after Hall of Fame coach Henry Iba, who coached at Oklahoma State University from 1934–1970. Duke University has dominated the award with six recipients; the only other schools with more than one recipient are Connecticut, with two recipients who combined for four awards, Ohio State and Virginia with two recipients who each won the award once. Three players have been named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year on three occasions—Stacey Augmon of UNLV, Tim Duncan of Wake Forest, Shane Battier of Duke. Greg Oden and Anthony Davis are the only freshmen to have won the award. Two winners of this award were born outside the main territory of the United States. Duncan was born in the United States Virgin Islands, an insular area of the U.

S.. S. law, all natives of the USVI are U. S. citizens by birth. Hasheem Thabeet, the 2008 and 2009 winner, is a native of Tanzania. NABC Player of the Year NABC Coach of the Year


The Me'assefim were a group of Hebrew writers who between 1784 and 1811 published their works in the periodical Ha-Me'assef, which they had founded. In 1782 Moses Mendelssohn's German translation of the Pentateuch had appeared. In the bi'ur or commentary which he added to this translation, he dwelt on the beauty of the Hebrew language, its wealth of imagery, its adaptability for poetic expression. By his comments on scripture he stimulated Hebrew and exegetic studies; the seeds he thus scattered bore fruit in his lifetime. While reading and discussing Mendelssohn's scriptural expositions, Isaac Abraham Euchel and Mendel Bresslau, who were at that time tutoring in the house of David Friedländer at Königsberg, conceived the idea of causing Hebrew as a literary language to be used more among the Jews. Assured of the material support of Simon and Samuel Friedländer, they issued in the spring of 1783 an appeal to all Jews to assist in establishing a society for the study of Hebrew; the periodical Ha-Me'assef was projected as a rallying-point for all those who were interested in and able to contribute to the work.

The undertaking met with a cordial reception in many quarters in Berlin. Mendelssohn and the aged Naphtali Herz Wessely promised their support and contributed to Ha-Me'assef, the former anonymously; the first number of the periodical was announced April 13, 1783, in a prospectus, Nachal ha-Besor, signed by Euchel and Samuel and Simon Friedländer. The first volume appeared in 1784; the first three volumes were issued in monthly numbers at Königsberg. X at Dessau; the new Collector, edited by S. Cohen, may be regarded as a continuation of Ha-Me'assef. Vol. i appeared at Berlin in 1809. In addition to articles on Hebrew prose and poetry, Ha-Me'assef printed general scientific articles, papers on mathematics and natural science, biographies of eminent Hebrew scholars, articles on the history of the Roman emperors. Responsa on religious questions, e.g. on the speedy burial of the dead, have been collected in its pages. The attitude of Ha-Me'assef was by turns Orthodox or Reform, according to the views of the collaborator.

It was very aggressive toward the Orthodox view, although Wessely had from the beginning advised a purely objective point of view. The principal collaborators on Ha-Me'assef were: Judah Ben Zeeb Bras Mendel Bresslau Cohen Dessau Isaac Abraham Euchel Franco-Mendez Friedländer David Friedrichsfeld Herz Joseph Hirsch Baruch Lindau Joel Löwe Löwisohn Moses Mendelssohn Naphtali Herz Wessely Elia Morpurgo Witzhausen Aaron Wolfsohn. Biurists Haskalah The prospectus Me'assefim at Historical Jewish Press This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Richard Gottheil and Moses Löb Bamberger. "Me'assefim". In Singer, Isidore; the Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls

Niemeier lattice

In mathematics, a Niemeier lattice is one of the 24 positive definite unimodular lattices of rank 24, which were classified by Hans-Volker Niemeier. Venkov gave a simplified proof of the classification. Witt has a sentence mentioning that he found more than 10 such lattices, but gives no further details. One example of a Niemeier lattice is the Leech lattice. Niemeier lattices are labeled by the Dynkin diagram of their root systems; these Dynkin diagrams have rank either 0 or 24, all of their components have the same Coxeter number. There are 24 Dynkin diagrams with these properties, there turns out to be a unique Niemeier lattice for each of these Dynkin diagrams; the complete list of Niemeier lattices is given in the following table. In the table, G0 is the order of the group generated by reflections G1 is the order of the group of automorphisms fixing all components of the Dynkin diagram G2 is the order of the group of automorphisms of permutations of components of the Dynkin diagram G∞ is the index of the root lattice in the Niemeier lattice, in other words the order of the "glue code".

It is the square root of the discriminant of the root lattice. G0×G1×G2 is the order of the automorphism group of the lattice G∞×G1×G2 is the order of the automorphism group of the corresponding deep hole. If L is an odd unimodular lattice of dimension 8n and M its sublattice of vectors M is contained in 3 unimodular lattices, one of, L and the other two of which are even; the Kneser neighborhood graph in 8n dimensions has a point for each lattice, a line joining two points for each odd 8n dimensional lattice with no norm 1 vectors, where the vertices of each line are the two lattices associated to the odd lattice. There may be several lines between the same pair of vertices, there may be lines from a vertex to itself. Kneser proved. In 8 dimensions it has one point and no lines, in 16 dimensions it has two points joined by one line, in 24 dimensions it is the following graph: Each point represents one of the 24 Niemeier lattices, the lines joining them represent the 24 dimensional odd unimodular lattices with no norm 1 vectors.

The number on the right is the Coxeter number of the Niemeier lattice. In 32 dimensions the neighborhood graph has more than a billion vertices; some of the Niemeier lattices are related to sporadic simple groups. The Leech lattice is acted on by a double cover of the Conway group, the lattices A124 and A212 are acted on by the Mathieu groups M24 and M12; the Niemeier lattices, other than the Leech lattice, correspond to the deep holes of the Leech lattice. This implies that the affine Dynkin diagrams of the Niemeier lattices can be seen inside the Leech lattice, when two points of the Leech lattice are joined by no lines when they have distance 4, by 1 line if they have distance 6, by a double line if they have distance 8. Niemeier lattices correspond to the 24 orbits of primitive norm zero vectors w of the unimodular Lorentzian lattice II25,1, where the Niemeier lattice corresponding to w is w⊥/w. Chenevier, Gaëtan. A.. Sphere Packings and Groups. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-98585-9. Ebeling, Wolfgang and codes, Advanced Lectures in Mathematics, Braunschweig: Friedr.

Vieweg & Sohn, doi:10.1007/978-3-322-90014-2, ISBN 978-3-528-16497-3, MR 1938666 Niemeier, Hans-Volker. "Definite quadratische Formen der Dimension 24 und Diskriminate 1". Journal of Number Theory. 5: 142–178. Bibcode:1973JNT.....5..142N. Doi:10.1016/0022-314X90068-1. MR 0316384. Venkov, B. B. "On the classification of integral unimodular 24-dimensional quadratic forms", Akademiya Nauk Soyuza Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik. Trudy Matematicheskogo Instituta Imeni V. A. Steklova, 148: 65–76, ISSN 0371-9685, MR 0558941 English translation in Conway & Sloane Witt, Ernst, "Eine Identität zwischen Modulformen zweiten Grades", Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg, 14: 323–337, doi:10.1007/BF02940750, MR 0005508 Witt, Collected papers. Gesammelte Abhandlungen, Springer Collected Works in Mathematics, New York: Springer-Verlag, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41970-6, ISBN 978-3-540-57061-5, MR 1643949 Aachen University lattice catalogue

Emily Rooney

Emily Rooney is an American journalist, TV talk show and radio host and former news producer. She is host of the weekly program Beat the Press on WGBH-TV. From 1997 to 2014, she was the host and executive editor of Greater Boston, later rebroadcast on the Boston-based WGBH radio station, she hosted the Emily Rooney Show on WGBH radio. WGBH announced on May 29, 2014 that Emily Rooney would be stepping down from her host position on the Greater Boston TV show, which she created, to become a special correspondent for the program. Rooney had been with the program since 1997, her final Greater Boston show as its host was December 18, 2014, after 18 years. Before coming to WGBH, Rooney was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994 to 1997. Before that, for about one year, she was executive producer of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, ABC's nightly news program, she worked at WCVB-TV in Boston from 1979 to 1993, where she served as news director for three years and as assistant news director before that.

In the mid-to-late 1970s, Rooney worked at the CBS affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, WFSB, as an assignment editor, among other positions at the station. Emily Rooney is the daughter of humorist Andy Rooney, she has an identical twin sister, Chief of the Public Services Division at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Her brother Brian Rooney was a correspondent for ABC News for 23 years. Rooney has Alexis. Rooney's husband, WCVB-TV reporter Kirby Perkins, died of heart failure July 1997. Rooney lived in the metro west suburb of Newton for many years and now resides in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, she is a graduate of American University in Washington and holds honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts Boston and Westfield State College. Emily Rooney has been awarded the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, a series of New England Emmy Awards, Associated Press recognition for Best News/Talk Show. Rooney's WGBH news program, Greater Boston, has received two Regional Edward R. Murrow broadcast journalism awards and five New England Emmy awards.

Rooney has received a New England Emmy in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Commentary/Editorial

Grant Cramer

Grant Cramer is an American actor and producer who has starred in films and on television. He is the son of actress Terry Moore and Stuart Warren Cramer III. Cramer's first feature film role was in 1980, his first big role came in the 1984 cult comedy film Hardbodies. His other big film was the 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Other film roles Follow the Prophet. Cramer's first television role was in the 1982 made-for-television movie Desperate Lives as a teen drug user, he starred in the soap opera The Young and the Restless as the psychotic stalker Shawn Garrett from 1985-1986. He returned to the soap in 1996 to play Adam Hunter, a love interest for Ashley Abbott. Cramer has made guest appearances on episodes of The Facts of Life, Rags to Riches, Murder, She Wrote. Cramer turned his attention to writing and directing, performing all three duties on the short film "Say Goodnight, Michael"; the film won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Award at the New York Independent Film and Video festival.

In 2008, he created and executive produced the VH1 series, "Old Skool with Terry and Gita", which aired in over 40 countries internationally. From 2011 through 2013, Cramer was the executive vice president of Envision Entertainment, their chief creative executive on 10 movies during that span. Cramer is the President of Landafar Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company. Films they have executive produced include Lone Survivor, And So It Goes, November Man and How to Make Love Like an Englishman. Cramer married his wife, Olga, in 2010; the couple have one child together, son Preston Cody Sasha Cramer, born on May 22, 2015. New Year's Evil Hardbodies Killer Klowns from Outer Space Father's Day An Inconvenient Woman Hangfire Hail Caeser Screening Mach 2 Raptor The Still Life The Final Song Follow the Prophet The Final Song Margarine Wars Beyond Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D as producer: Freelancers... Production Executive Fire with Fire... Production Executive End of Watch...

Production Executive Empire State... Production Executive The Frozen Ground... Production Executive Escape Plan... Production Executive 2 Guns... Production Executive Lone Survivor... Executive Producer And So It Goes... Executive Producer The November Man... Executive Producer How to Make Love Like an Englishman... Producer, Second Unit Coordinator Grant Cramer on IMDb Grant Cramer at AllMovie