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1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 5 to March 8, 1987. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Tournament, it is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Georgetown received the # 1 seed. Georgetown defeated Syracuse in the championship game 69–59, to claim its fifth Big East Tournament championship. Most Valuable Player: Reggie Williams, Georgetown All Tournament Team Billy Donovan, Providence Sherman Douglas, Syracuse Jerome Lane, Pittsburgh Rony Seikaly, Syracuse Reggie Williams, Georgetown "2008-09 Big East Media Guide". Pp. 136–138. Archived from the original on 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-05-27

Anton Chupkov

Anton Mikhailovich Chupkov is a Russian competitive swimmer. Chupkov started swimming to improve his health, he is coached by Aleksandr Nemtyrev and trains at the Sports School of Olympic Reserve "Youth of Moscow" for swimming. He has been member of the Russian Federation youth national team in swimming since 2013. Chupkov swam distances of 100 m and 200 m breaststroke in 2014. In 2013, Chupkov competed at the 2013 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival taking the gold medal in 200 m breaststroke and the silver medal in the 100 m breaststroke. In 2014, Chupkov competed at the 2014 European Junior Championships taking 2 bronze medals, in 50 m and 100 m breaststroke and silver in 200 m breaststroke, he won gold with the Russian team in 4 × 100 m medley and 4 × 100 m mixed medley. From 17–22 August, Chupkov competed at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, he took five medals including two gold medals in 100 m breaststroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay. On 20 April 2015, at age 18, Chupkov won the gold medal and became the Russiam champion in the 200 m breaststroke.

He competed in the 50 and 100 meters breaststroke. In June 2015 at the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku, Chupkov won four gold medals, in 200 m breaststroke, 100 m breaststroke, 4 × 100 m medley, a new junior world record breaking the previous record held by Russia in 3:38.02 at the 2014 Youth Olympics. And 4 × 100 m mixed medley. Chupkov broke two junior world records including shattering a previous record held by himself set at the 2014 Youth Olympics, he was chosen as the flag bearer representing the Russian Federation at the closing ceremony of the Games. Chupkov appeared in his first senior Worlds at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, where he qualified in the 200 m breaststroke final finishing in 7th place in a time of 2:09.96, after setting a junior world record in the semifinals in a time of 2:09.64. Chupkov competed at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Singapore. In relay events, Chupkov competed in 4 × 100 m mixed medley where Russia set a new Junior World record touching at 3:45.85, in the men's 4×100 medley, taking the meet record.

He defended the World Championships title in 200 m breaststroke. He qualified second after Matthew Wilson with a time of 2:08.22. In the semifinals he showed again the 2nd best time, swimming a European record time of 2:06.83. In the final he finished with a world record, 2:06.12, reaching the distance 0.56 seconds faster than Wilson. Anton Chupkov at FINA Anton Chupkov at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Anton Chupkov bio page Anton Chupkov Sports bio

Henry F. Ashurst

Henry Fountain Ashurst was an American Democratic politician and one of the first two Senators from Arizona. Self-educated, he served as a district attorney and member of the Arizona Territorial legislature before fulfilling his childhood ambition of joining the United States Senate. During his time in the Senate, Ashurst was chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Judiciary Committee. Called "the longest U. S. theatrical engagement on record" by Time, Ashurst's political career was noted for a self-contradictory voting record, the use of a sesquipedalian vocabulary, for a love of public speaking that earned him a reputation as one of the Senate's greatest orators. Among the sobriquets assigned to him were "the Dean of Inconsistency", "Five-Syllable Henry", the "Silver-Tongued Sunbeam of the Painted Desert". Ashurst was born on September 13, 1874 in a covered wagon near Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada to William and Sarah Ashurst, the second of ten children, his family moved to a ranch near Williams, Arizona when he was two, he attended school in Flagstaff.

At the age of ten he showed his ambition to be a Senator by writing "Henry Fountain Ashurst, U. S. Senator from Arizona" into a speller. After dropping out of school at the age of thirteen, he worked as a cowboy on his father's ranch. At the age of nineteen, Ashurst was made the turnkey at the county jail in Flagstaff. While working at the jail, he developed an interest in the law by reading Blackstone's Commentaries, he worked at a local lumber yard and studied law at night. In 1895, he worked as a hod carrier in San Francisco. Following a brief return to Flagstaff, Ashurst enrolled at Stockton Business College, graduated in 1896. Ashurst began a law practice in Williams, he completed his formal education with a year at the University of Michigan Law School beginning in 1903. In 1904, Ashurst married Elizabeth McEvoy Reno, an Irish-born widow with four children from her first marriage, she had moved to Flagstaff with her children to manage a Weather Bureau station. She served as his political advisor for the rest of her life.

Mrs. Ashurst died on November 1, 1939. Ashurst was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives in 1897, he was re-elected in 1899, became the territory's youngest speaker. In 1902, he was elected to the Territorial Senate, he served as district attorney of Coconino County from 1905 to 1908, when he moved to Prescott, Arizona. In 1911, Ashurst presided over Arizona's constitutional convention. During the convention, he positioned himself for a U. S. Senate seat by avoiding the political fighting over various clauses in the constitution which damaged his rivals. With the admission of Arizona as a state in 1912, Ashurst was elected by the Arizona legislature as one of the state's two Senators, taking office on April 2 alongside Marcus A. Smith, he was re-elected in 1916, again in 1922, 1928, 1934, serving for 29 years. He was defeated in the Democratic primary. During his early years in the Senate, Ashurst was a supporter of the Woodrow Wilson administration and served as chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs between 1914 and 1919.

The Democrats lost control of the Senate in 1918, the presidency in 1920. Ashurst became a critic of Republican leaders and policy; the Democrats regained control in 1932, Ashurst became chairman of the Judiciary Committee, serving until he left the Senate in 1941. While in office, Ashurst focused on the interests of his constituents, he described this focus with the statement: "You send me to Washington to represent you in the Senate. But you do not send me here; when I come back to Arizona, you never ask. While he read correspondence from his home state and telegrams from other states were ignored. During re-election campaigns, Ashurst employed one of his favorite quotations, "Praise undeserved is scandal in disguise." To this end, his normal technique was to confess his faults and shortcomings to the voters while at the same time praising his opponent. During the 1934 elections he told his constituents "If you don't send me back to the Senate, you'll have an old broken down politician on your hands, you don't want that."

Ashurst was popular with Arizona voters. But after five terms in the Senate, Ashurst was defeated in the 1940 Democratic primary by Ernest McFarland. After his defeat, he gave a farewell address to the Senate; the Senate chamber was crowded with fellow Senators and many U. S. Representatives. Ashurst reflected on the experience of defeat, he said, The first half-hour, you imagine that the earth has slipped from beneath your feet and that the stars above your head have paled and faded, in your heart you wonder how the Senate will do without you, how the country will get along without you. But, within another hour, there comes a peace and joy to be envied by the world's greatest philosopher. Ashurst had an affection for oration, as expressed by his statement, "I love speaking — just as one may like maple syrup, Verdi, or Longfellow, Kipling, or Shakespeare — one hardly knows why." This combined with his courtly manners and impeccable attire earned Ashurst a reputation as the Chesterfield of the Senate.

The New York Times said "Sheer eloquence is best personified in the present Senate by Ashurst of Arizona—the

Polycrates of Ephesus

Polycrates of Ephesus was an Early Christian bishop who resided in Ephesus. Roberts and Donaldson noted that Polycrates "belonged to a family in which he was the eighth Christian bishop, he had doubtless known Polycarp, Irenaeus also. He seems to have presided over a synod of Asiatic bishops which came together to consider this matter of the Paschal feast, it is noteworthy that nobody doubted that it was kept by a Christian and Apostolic ordinance."Polycrates is best known for his letter addressed to the Pope Victor I, Bishop of Rome, attempting to find a consensus about the proper date to celebrate Easter, see Quartodecimanism. The Church historian Eusebius wrote, A question of no small importance arose at that time. For the parishes of all Asia, as from an older tradition, held that the fourteenth day of the moon, on which day the Jews were commanded to sacrifice the lamb, should be observed as the feast of the Saviour's passover... But it was not the custom of the churches in the rest of the world...

But the bishops of Asia, led by Polycrates, decided to hold to the old custom handed down to them. He himself, in a letter which he addressed to Victor and the church of Rome, set forth in the following words the tradition which had come down to him. Here is what Eusebius records that Polycrates wrote, We observe the exact day. For in Asia great lights have fallen asleep, which shall rise again on the day of the Lord's coming, when he shall come with glory from heaven, shall seek out all the saints. Among these are Philip, one of the twelve apostles, who fell asleep in Hierapolis, he fell asleep at Ephesus. And Polycarp in Smyrna, a bishop and martyr. Why need I mention the bishop and martyr Sagaris who fell asleep in Laodicea, or the blessed Papirius, or Melito the Eunuch who lived altogether in the Holy Spirit, who lies in Sardis, awaiting the episcopate from heaven, when he shall rise from the dead? All these observed the fourteenth day of the passover according to the Gospel, deviating in no respect, but following the rule of faith.

And I Polycrates, the least of you all, do according to the tradition of my relatives, some of whom I have followed. For seven of my relatives were bishops, and my relatives always observed the day. I, brethren, who have lived sixty-five years in the Lord, have met with the brethren throughout the world, have gone through every Holy Scripture, am not affrighted by terrifying words. For those greater than I have said'We ought to obey God rather than man'... I could mention the bishops, and they, beholding my littleness, gave their consent to the letter, knowing that I did not bear my gray hairs in vain, but had always governed my life by the Lord Jesus. Pope Victor attempted to cut off from the common unity Polycrates and others for taking this stance, but reversed his decision after Irenaeus and others rebuked Victor, it is unclear. Polycrates' letter has been used as proof against the argument that the Churches in Asia Minor accepted the authority of the bishops at Rome. Entry on Polycrates at Early Christian Writings Polycrates: Unity or Truth, "Religion and Spirituality", Spring 2005

Albert de Balleroy

Comte Albert Felix Justin de la Cour de Balleroy was a French painter and parliamentarian. Both a painter and an etcher, Balleroy specialised in depicting subjects related to hunting. Le Cerf à l'hallali may now be found at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen Le Débuché is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, his large canvases depicted packs of hounds. A friend of Édouard Manet, with whom he shared a studio on the rue Lavoisier in Paris in 1856 — an arrangement which ended after the dramatic episode of the suicide of Alexandre, the model for the painting Le Gamin à la toque rouge — Balleroy was a regular visitor to the house of commandant Hippolyte Lejosne. Manet represented him in his work Music in the Tuileries, as did Henri Fantin-Latour in his Homage to Delacroix which depicted ten artists of the new generation grouped around a self-portrait of the master Eugène Delacroix, carrying on the flag of modernity. From 1853 to 1870, Albert de Balleroy exhibited at the Salon, showing pack-hound hunting and animal scenes, at the same time demonstrating his skills as a portrait artist.

In 1871, Balleroy was elected a member of the National Assembly. Château de Balleroy, the family's historic residence, returned in 1827, was visited by Marcel Proust for whom it served as inspiration for the home of the Guermantes family in his In Search of Lost Time. Monneret, Sophie. Robert Laffont. L'Impressionnisme et son époque. 2. Paris. ISBN 2-221-05412-1. "Albert de Balleroy", in Robert and Cougny, Dictionnaire des parlementaires français, 1889