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Siméon Denis Poisson

Baron Siméon Denis Poisson FRS FRSE was a French mathematician and physicist who made many scientific advances. Poisson was born in Pithiviers, Loiret district in France, the son of Siméon Poisson, an officer in the French army. In 1798, he entered the École Polytechnique in Paris as first in his year, began to attract the notice of the professors of the school, who left him free to make his own decisions as to what he would study. In 1800, less than two years after his entry, he published two memoirs, one on Étienne Bézout's method of elimination, the other on the number of integrals of a finite difference equation; the latter was examined by Sylvestre-François Lacroix and Adrien-Marie Legendre, who recommended that it should be published in the Recueil des savants étrangers, an unprecedented honor for a youth of eighteen. This success at once procured entry for Poisson into scientific circles. Joseph Louis Lagrange, whose lectures on the theory of functions he attended at the École Polytechnique, recognized his talent early on, became his friend.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Simon Laplace, in whose footsteps Poisson followed, regarded him as his son. The rest of his career, till his death in Sceaux near Paris, was nearly occupied by the composition and publication of his many works and in fulfilling the duties of the numerous educational positions to which he was successively appointed. After finishing his studies at the École Polytechnique, he was appointed répétiteur there, a position which he had occupied as an amateur while still a pupil in the school, he was made deputy professor in 1802, and, in 1806 full professor succeeding Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, whom Napoleon had sent to Grenoble. In 1808 he became astronomer to the Bureau des Longitudes, he went on to become a member of the Institute in 1812, examiner at the military school at Saint-Cyr in 1815, graduation examiner at the École Polytechnique in 1816, councillor of the university in 1820, geometer to the Bureau des Longitudes succeeding Pierre-Simon Laplace in 1827. In 1817, he married Nancy de Bardi and with her, he had four children.

His father, whose early experiences had led him to hate aristocrats, bred him in the stern creed of the First Republic. Throughout the Revolution, the Empire, the following restoration, Poisson was not interested in politics, concentrating on mathematics, he was appointed to the dignity of baron in 1821. In March 1818, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, in 1822 a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 1823 a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; the revolution of July 1830 threatened him with the loss of all his honours. After this, of course, his degradation was impossible, seven years he was made a peer of France, not for political reasons, but as a representative of French science; as a teacher of mathematics Poisson is said to have been extraordinarily successful, as might have been expected from his early promise as a répétiteur at the École Polytechnique. As a scientific worker, his productivity has if been equaled. Notwithstanding his many official duties, he found time to publish more than three hundred works, several of them extensive treatises, many of them memoirs dealing with the most abstruse branches of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics, rational mechanics.

A list of Poisson's works, drawn up by himself, is given at the end of Arago's biography. All, possible is a brief mention of the more important ones, it was in the application of mathematics to physics that his greatest services to science were performed. The most original, the most permanent in their influence, were his memoirs on the theory of electricity and magnetism, which created a new branch of mathematical physics. Next in importance stand the memoirs on celestial mechanics, in which he proved himself a worthy successor to Pierre-Simon Laplace; the most important of these are his memoirs Sur les inégalités séculaires des moyens mouvements des planètes, Sur la variation des constantes arbitraires dans les questions de mécanique, both published in the Journal of the École Polytechnique. In the first of these memoirs, Poisson discusses the famous question of the stability of the planetary orbits, settled by Lagrange to the first degree of approximation for the disturbing forces. Poisson showed that the result could be extended to a second approximation, thus made an important advance in planetary theory.

The memoir is remarkable inasmuch as it roused Lagrange, after an interval of inactivity, to compose in his old age one of the greatest of his memoirs, entitled Sur la théorie de

Giorgos Smiltos

Giorgos Smiltos is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Football League club Ierapetra. Smiltos began his career with the youth club of Panetolikos, he didn't make any appearances. He went on loan to Tylikratis for the first half of the 2012-2013 season, he returned to Panetolikos in January 2013, made his first-team debut on 21 April 2013, playing against Thrasivoulos for the 2012-2013 Greek Football League. On 17 January 2014 it was announced that he joined Kissamikos F. C on a six-month loan. In the summer of 2014, Smiltos joined Iraklis. Smiltos was released by Iraklis on 8 July 2015. Following his release, he returned to Kissamikos. Giorgos Smiltos at Soccerway

Dmitri Bulykin

Dmitri Olegovich Bulykin is a retired Russian footballer. Between 2003 and 2005, he played for the Russian national team. Bulykin began his football career with Lokomotiv Moscow in 1997, he stayed with Lokomotiv for three years scoring 28 goals in 94 appearances and attracted quite a bit of attention. In Lokomotiv Moscow Bulykin won Silver medals and two times Russian Cup. In 2001, Bulykin signed with Dynamo Moscow and established himself as the first team player for the next three seasons, he scored a total of 29 goals in 90 appearances for the club. In 2003 was invited to the Russian national team. With improving performances for both club and country, who had never hidden his desire to move to a foreign club, was expected to move abroad. In January 2004 he spent two weeks on trial with Everton, but he did not have enough caps for a work permit. In 2005, hoping move to England, Bulykin went on trials in Portsmouth but that transfer did not happen; as a result, Bulykin remained with Dynamo, was relegated to play in the second team, excluded from training process altogether.

While breaking his relationship with Dynamo, he re-signed for the 2006 season, after the former Russia manager Yuri Syomin was appointed as the club's manager. On 31 March, when Bulykin was ready to come as a substitute against Saturn, Syomin shouted at him, "Take off the mittens!", a moment, televised live. Syomin said that he considers wearing gloves when the weather is mild to be a sign of unwillingness to work hard, while Bulykin himself took Syomin's shout as an emboldening, albeit a bit over the top one. Syomin was sacked mid season and under the next manager, Andrei Kobelev, Bulykin was placed on the transfer list, where he spent the end of 2006. Trying to resolve Bulykin's deadlock with Dynamo, its general manager, Dmitri Ivanov, stated that the club would release Bulykin with no transfer cost, should there be any interest from anyone. On 28 August 2007, Bulykin secured a one-year contract with German club Bayer Leverkusen, after scoring a goal in two friendly matches during his trial for the Bundesliga club.

On 19 December 2007, he scored for the first time for the club, netting two goals against FC Zürich in the UEFA Cup, was declared "man of the match" by UEFA. In round 20, starting for the first time in his Bayer career, broke the Bundesliga record for the fastest yellow card received, he played 19 official games in this 2007–08 season and he scored five goals for Bayer Leverkusen. On 19 August 2008, he moved to Belgian club Anderlecht. After initial success where he scored two headers in his debut in the Belgian Pro League, he was benched by the coach Ariël Jacobs and had marginal appearances through the rest of 2008, he scored 3 goals. After being idle for most of 2009, Bulykin was loaned back to Germany, this time to a Bundesliga second division team Fortuna Düsseldorf, he started with an impressive play in his first match against Hamburger SV in the German Cup. He had bad luck with a serious injury that took him five months to recover from, which made this whole season unlucky. While Anderlecht won the Belgian Supercup, Bulykin was on trial at ADO Den Haag.

The Dutch Eredivisie team decided to loan him for the 2010–11 season. He became popular among ADO Den Haag fans. After the season ADO Den Haag tried to buy Bulykin, but an agreement couldn't be reached and he returned to Anderlecht after his season in the Netherlands. On 31 August 2011, it was announced that RSC Anderlecht and Ajax had come to terms on the move of Bulykin to the Amsterdam club as a free transfer. Bulykin signed a one-year contract with an option for the club to extend it for one more year. In his first competition match, against rivals PSV Eindhoven, he scored the second Ajax goal, deciding the game on a 2–2 draw. On 7 December 2011, Dmitri Bulykin was voted Best Russian Football Player abroad by the Russian Football Union, but was unable to attend the Gala in Moscow to receive his award, due to the event being scheduled at the same time as the UEFA Champions League home match against Real Madrid. After his Ajax contract expired in the summer of 2012, was not extended, free agent Bulykin signed a one-year deal, with option for another year at FC Twente, who just had seen striker Luuk de Jong leave for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

On 18 September 2013, Bulykin joined Russian Premier League side Volga Nizhny Novgorod, signing a one-year contract. Bulykin made his debut for Russia on 9 September 2003 in the Euro 2004 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland under manager Georgi Yartsev, he made quite an impression in his only second appearance by scoring three goals in Russia's next qualifier against Switzerland. Russia won 4–1 to subsequently qualify for the final tournament. In the final tournament Bulykin struggled in Russia's two losses against Portugal. Bulykin made an impact against Greece by scoring a header off a Rolan Gusev corner in a game where Russia emerged victorious 2–1 to console their fans being the only team able to beat the eventual champions. Bulykin was called up for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers and scored in the first round against Slovakia in a 1–1 draw, he scored 7 goals. As of 14 April 2013 Lokomotiv Moscow Russian Premier League: Runner-up 1999, 2000 Russian Premier League: 3rd Place 1998 Russian Cup: 1999, 2000Anderlecht Belgian First Division: Runner-up 2008–09 Belgian Supercup: 2010Ajax Eredivisie: 2011–12 Best Russian Football Player abroad: 2011 Leverkusen who's who Player profile

Norbert Čapek

Norbert Fabián Čapek was the founder of the modern Unitarian Church in the Czech Republic. Čapek was born into a Roman Catholic family on 3 June 1870, in Radomyšl, a village in Strakonice District in southern Bohemia. As a boy he soon became disillusioned with the church. At the age of 18 he was ordained a minister. Čapek traveled as a Baptist evangelist, from Saxony in the west to the Ukraine in the east. In Moravia he was influenced by the free Christianity and the Moravian Brotherhood, his religious convictions became progressively more liberal and anti-clerical, he edited a number of journals. His articles on topics ranging from psychology to politics attracted unfavorable attention from the German authorities, in 1914 he and his wife and their eight children fled to the United States. In the United States, Norbert became editor of a Czech language newspaper and served as pastor of the First Slovak Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Widowed shortly after his arrival in US, Čapek met and married another Czech expatriate, Mája Oktavec, in 1917.

She had been born in Chomutov in Western Bohemia in 1888 and moved to the U. S. at the age of 19. She was a graduate of the School of Library Science at Columbia University and worked in the New York Public Library. While in the United States, Čapek faced two heresy trials at the accusation of Slovak Baptist ministers, in attempts to expel him from the Baptist association. Pursuing an liberal religious perspective, Norbert resigned as a Baptist minister in 1919. Norbert and Maja discovered Unitarianism, in 1921 they joined the First Unitarian Church of Essex County. Together, they decided to bring Unitarianism back to their homeland, newly independent after World War I; the couple returned to Prague in 1921. The new Unitarian congregation they formed in Prague, called the Liberal Religious Fellowship and soon purchased a large building dubbed "Unitaria" at the foot of Charles Bridge; the early worship services consisted of lectures. The minister vestments; some members felt. In response, in June 1923 Čapek created the Flower Celebration: each member would bring a flower to the church, where it was placed in a large central vase.

At the end of the service, each would take home a different flower. This symbolized the uniqueness of each individual, the coming together in communion to share this uniqueness. Maja Capek was ordained as a minister in 1926. With financial help from the American Unitarian Association and the British and Foreign Unitarian Association and Maja acquired and renovated a medieval palace for a meeting space. In 1930 the Unitarian Church of Czechoslovakia was recognized by the Czech government. Although he was invited to return to the United States during World War II, Čapek chose to remain in Europe. In 1939 Maja went to the US to raise funds for relief efforts in Czechoslovakia. In March 1941, Norbert and his daughter were arrested by the Gestapo, who confiscated his books and sermons, he was charged with listening to foreign broadcasts and, after being held in Pankrác Prison, was taken in 1942 to the Dachau concentration camp, where he was imprisoned in the "Priesterblock". He was tortured and gassed late in 1942.

When news of his death reached the United States, the American Unitarian Association president, Fredrick May Eliot, wrote, "Another name is added to the list of heroic Unitarian martyrs, by whose death our freedom has been bought, Ours is now the responsibility to see to it that we stand fast in the liberty so gloriously won."The International Association for Religious Freedom placed a plaque in the camp in his memory. Norbert Čapek from the Unitarian Universalist Association website. Norbert Čapek from the Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biographies. Flower Communion and Norbert Capek from the First Parish Cambridge Unitarian Universalist Church website. Nobert Capek from the Harvard Square Library website

2014 WK League

The 2014 WK League season was the 6th season of the WK League, the top division of women's football in South Korea. Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels were the defending champions; the regular season began on 17 March 2014 and ended on 18 August 2014. Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels won their second consecutive league title; the 2014 WK League Draft was held on 17 December 2013 at the Koreana Hotel in Seoul. Updated to games played on 18 August 2014. Updated to games played on 18 August 2014; the semi-final was contested between the 3rd placed teams in the regular season. After defeating Seoul 1–0, Goyang Daekyo advanced to the two-legged final to face the 1st placed team in the regular season. Goyang Daekyo lost 1–0 on aggregate to Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels, who won their second consecutive league title. 1st leg 2nd leg Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels won 1–0 on aggregate. WK League official website 2014 WK League on RSSSF 2014 WK League on Soccerway

Buck Memorial Library

The Buck Memorial Library is the public library of Bucksport, Maine. It is located at 47 Maine Street in the center of the town, in an architecturally distinguished Gothic Revival stone structure designed by George A. Clough and built in 1887; the building was a gift from the family of Richard Buck, a descendant of Bucksport founder Jonathan Buck, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The library association in Bucksport was founded in 1806, operated for many years as a private subscription service, operated first out of private homes and out of a small leased space just off Maine Street; the need for larger and more permanent quarters in the 1880s prompted the drive that resulted in the construction of the present facilities. Richard Pike Buck, the grandson of Bucksport founder Jonathan Buck, promised funding for construction of a building and an endowment, but died before the gift was made, his wife and daughter saw through the donation. The building is a 1-1/2 story structure, fashioned out of rough-cut ashlar Blue Hill granite with dressed granite trim, covered with a gabled slate roof.

The building has an L-shaped plan, with a forward projecting gable end at the left, the entrance located under a porch in the crook of the L. The interior, which has retained all of its original finishes and woodwork, is laid out with the librarian's desk and office in the center, a reading room to the right, the stack area to the left; the building is one of four small-town Maine libraries designed by Boston architect George A. Clough, who summered in his native Blue Hill. National Register of Historic Places listings in Hancock County, Maine Buck Memorial Library web site