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Spyros Kyprianou

Spyros Achilleos Kyprianou was one of the most prominent politicians and barristers of modern Cyprus. He served as the second President of Cyprus from 1977 to 1988. Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue in Nicosia was named after him posthumously. Kyprianou was born in Limassol in 1932, he studied Commerce at the City of London College and law at Gray΄s Inn. He studied comparative law, receiving a diploma. During the time he spent in London as a student, Kyprianou founded the National Union of Cypriot Students in England of which he was the first President. In 1952 he was appointed Secretary of Archbishop Makarios in London and in 1954 he assumed responsibility for the Office of the Secretary of the Cyprus Ethnarchy in London, the major objective of, to inform British public opinion on the Cyprus issue; this effort was intensified after the start of the liberation struggle in Cyprus in 1955. Due to this activity, he went to Greece. There, he collaborated with the Panhellenic Committee for Self-Determination for Cyprus which aimed to raise the profile of the Cyprus case on the international scene.

From August 1956 to March 1957, Kyprianou represented the Cyprus Ethnarchy in New York. He was allowed to return to his London post as representative of the Cyprus Ethnarchy, he stayed in London until the signing of the London – Zurich Agreements for the independence of Cyprus and returned to Cyprus with Archbishop Makarios in March 1959. During the transitional period after the signing of the agreements on Cyprus, Kyprianou represented the Greek Cypriot side at the Athens Conference for the drafting of the Agreement on the Application of the Tripartite Alliance, this was provided for in the London – Zurich Agreements. After the declaration of the independence of Cyprus in August 1960, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios appointed Kyprianou Minister of Justice and, a few days Minister of Foreign Affairs; as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he represented Cyprus at the UN Security Council, in sessions of the U. N. General Assembly during debates on the Cyprus issue, he participated in meetings of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, of which he served as Chairman from April to December 1967.

In addition, he represented Cyprus in negotiations with foreign governments. In September 1964, in Moscow, he signed the Agreement for Soviet Military Aid to Cyprus, he resigned from his post as Minister of Foreign Affairs on 5 May 1972, after a dispute with the military regime in Athens. After this resignation, he worked as a legal counsellor. On 1 August 1974, following the coup of the Greek junta and the Turkish invasion in Cyprus, Kyprianou went to Athens where he had talks with the Government of National Unity, which took over following the collapse of the junta, he travelled between London where President Makarios was staying temporarily. In September 1974, he headed the Cyprus delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations during the debate on Cyprus. In February 1975, he attended the Security Council meeting in New York as member of the Cyprus delegation. On 12 May 1976, he announced the establishment of the Democratic Party. In the parliamentary elections of 5 September 1976, the Democratic Party won 21 seats out of a total of 35 in the House of Representatives, Kyprianou was elected President of the House.

After the death of the President of the Republic Archbishop Makarios on 3 August 1977, Kyprianou became Acting President of the Republic, in accordance with the constitution. On 3 September 1977, he was unanimously elected President of the Republic to serve the remaining term of office of Archbishop Makarios. Kyprianou's eldest son Achilles was kidnapped by members of EOKA on the evening of December 14, 1977. Achilles was released on December 18. In the presidential elections of 28 February 1978, 13 February 1983, he was reelected as President of the Republic, the first time being elected unopposed, he was defeated by George Vasiliou at the elections in 1988. As President of the Republic of Cyprus, he visited many countries and participated in sessions of the United Nations, as well as summit conferences of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations. Kyprianou was awarded medals of honour and decorations by various countries. In 1985, the University of Belgrade awarded him an honorary doctorate.

Following the parliamentary elections of 26 May 1996, Kyprianou was elected President of the House of Representatives. He stepped down in 2001. Kyprianou married Mimi Pagathrokliton in 1956 and had two sons and Markos, his second son, Markos Kyprianou, served as a European Commissioner from 2004 to 2008 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus. Spyros Kyprianou died on 12 March 2002 after a long fight with cancer, he was survived by his wife, Mimi Pagathrokliton, their two sons. Media related to Spyros Kyprianou at Wikimedia Commons

Chad Girodo

Chad Alan Girodo is an American professional baseball pitcher, a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays, who drafted him in 2013. Girodo played in the Blue Jays' minor league organization for parts of four seasons before being called up to the Major Leagues for the first time on April 22, 2016. Girodo was a four-year letter winner at Hartselle High School, playing as a starting pitcher. In his senior year, he pitched to a 17–1 win–loss record and 0.47 earned run average with 136 strikeouts in 105​1⁄3 innings. Girodo attended Mississippi State University, where he made 47 appearances over three years with the Bulldogs in relief. In the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, Girodo was selected in the 9th round by the Toronto Blue Jays, assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. In 14 appearances that season, he would post a 1–1 record, 4.18 ERA, 24 strikeouts in 23​2⁄3 innings. In 2014, Girodo was assigned to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays for the entire season.

In 47 appearances totalling a career-high 76​2⁄3 innings, he pitched to a 7–3 record, 2.47 ERA, 81 strikeouts. Girodo began the 2015 season in Dunedin, he was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in June, to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in September. In 45 total appearances in 2015, Girodo would post a stellar 1.34 ERA, 4–2 record, 58 strikeouts in 60​1⁄3 innings. During the offseason, he appeared in 7 games for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, recording a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings pitched. Girodo was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016, he was assigned to minor league camp on March 25. Girodo was assigned to the Buffalo Bisons to open the 2016 minor league season, he made 4 appearances for the team, posting a 2–0 record, 1.35 ERA, 7 strikeouts in 6​2⁄3 innings prior to his call-up. On April 22, 2016, Girodo was called up by the Blue Jays, he pitched two scoreless innings in relief that evening against the Oakland Athletics in his Major League debut.

After Brett Cecil was placed on the disabled list, Girodo became the main lefty specialist for the Blue Jays. He was optioned back to Buffalo on April 23, recalled on May 3. Girodo was optioned back to Buffalo at the end of May, recalled by the Blue Jays on June 15. On February 9, 2017, Girodo was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays. After clearing waivers, he was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo and invited to Major League spring training. Girodo spent the entire season in the minors. On January 24, 2018, the Blue Jays invited Girodo to spring training, he was released on April 25. Girodo was signed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 7, 2018, was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers, he pitched in seven games for the Drillers and six for the Oklahoma City Dodgers before he was released on June 16. On July 10, 2018, Girodo signed with the Chicago Dogs of the independent American Association, he was released on April 9, 2019. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

William L. McKnight

William L. McKnight was an American businessman and philanthropist who served his entire career in the 3M corporation, rising to chairman of the board from 1949 to 1966, he founded the McKnight Foundation in 1953. William L. McKnight was the third child born to homesteaders Joseph and Cordelia McKnight, who left the East in 1880 to claim a homestead in South Dakota. William was born in the family's sod house in South Dakota. McKnight attended Duluth Business University, after attending school for only 4 months of the 6 month program, began working for 3M Corporation as an Assistant Bookkeeper in May 1907, at a salary of $11.55 per week. McKnight began to understand the dire financial situation of 3M, his ideas for making better products and cutting costs gained the admiration of the general manager, who promoted McKnight to cost accountant. Two years after that, he was placed in charge of the company's Chicago office. In 1914, McKnight was promoted to general manager of 3M, moved to the company's headquarters in St. Paul.

In June 1916 McKnight became 3M's vice president at age 29. Soon afterwards, Edgar Ober, the company's President, became ill, leaving McKnight running 3M - he became president in August 1929, he served as president until 1949, as chairman of the board from 1949–1966, as honorary chairman of the board until 1972. McKnight's business sense and emphasis on research and development helped bring 3M back from the brink of bankruptcy and turn it into the large, multinational corporation. McKnight was inducted into the Junior Achievement U. S. Business Hall of Fame in 1995. McKnight encouraged 3M management to delegate responsibility and encourage men and women to exercise their initiative and his management theories are still the guiding principles for 3M. Many believe McKnight's greatest contribution was as a business philosopher, since he created a corporate culture that encourages employee initiative and innovation, his basic rule of management was laid out in 1948: As our business grows, it becomes necessary to delegate responsibility and to encourage men and women to exercise their initiative.

This requires considerable tolerance. Those men and women, to whom we delegate authority and responsibility, if they are good people, are going to want to do their jobs in their own way. Mistakes will be made, but if a person is right, the mistakes he or she makes are not as serious in the long run as the mistakes management will make if it undertakes to tell those in authority how they must do their jobs. Management, destructively critical when mistakes are made kills initiative, and it's essential. The McKnight Foundation was established in Minneapolis in 1953 by William L. McKnight and his wife, Maude L. McKnight. One of the early leaders of 3M, William L. McKnight rose from assistant bookkeeper to president and CEO in a career that spanned 59 years, from 1907 to 1966; the McKnight Foundation, however, is an independent private philanthropic organization. In 1974, shortly after his wife's death, William L. McKnight asked their only child, Virginia McKnight Binger, to lead the Foundation. Working with Russell Ewald as executive director, Mrs. Binger established the formal grantmaking program and community-based approach that remain the Foundation's legacy today.

In 2009, Robert J. Struyk was elected chair of the board of directors, succeeding Erika L. Binger and becoming the Foundation's fifth chair since it was established in 1953. McKnight married in 1915 and had one daughter, Virginia McKnight Binger, who married James H. Binger. William McKnight was a fan of Thoroughbred horse racing and owned Tartan Farm, a breeding operation near Ocala, Florida, he raced under the name Tartan Stable. Among his most noted horses were the Eclipse Award winners Dr. Fager, Ta Wee, Dr. Patches, the sire Intentionally. Http://www.nps.gov/home/historyculture/upload/MW,pdf,McKnightBio,b.pdf McKnight Foundation

Free (Twin Atlantic album)

Free is the second studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Twin Atlantic. It was released on 29 April 2011 in 2 May 2011 in the UK on Red Bull Records. In its first week of release, the album peaked at #37 in the Official UK Album Chart; this success led to them being part of the T In The Park 2011 line-up. The track Free debuted at No. 14 on the NME Chart. All songs are composed by Twin Atlantic; the first single to be released from Free was Edit Me, on 14 February 2011. The first release of the single Free soon followed on 24 April 2011, preceding the release of Time For You To Stand Up on 11 July 2011. Make A Beast Of Myself was the fourth single from the album with a release date of 26 September 2011. Both Free and Make A Beast Of Myself were re-released, on 19 December 2011 and 23 April 2012 respectively. Free peaked at number 99 in the Official UK Singles Chart. Yes, I Was Drunk, the fifth song to be released from the album, was released on 27 August 2012. Designates unordered lists. Sam McTrusty - rhythm guitar, lead vocals Barry McKenna - lead guitar, backing vocals Ross McNae - bass guitar, backing vocals Craig Kneale - drums, backing vocals

Incorrigible (film)

Incorrigible is a 1975 French comedy film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Geneviève Bujold and Capucine. Victor Vauthier, a lovable rogue and mythomaniac who does not want to give up his ways, leaves prison, causing great sadness to his guards, who had come to like him during his three-month imprisonment, he pulls off a series of thefts and frauds. Meanwhile, he has to report to Marie-Charlotte Pontalec. Victor and Marie-Charlotte hit it off; this does not prevent Victor, encouraged by his father figure, uncle Camille, from trying to profit from his proximity to Marie-Charlotte in order to steal a triptych by El Greco. The picture is located in the Senlis Museum. However, she ends up figuring out Victor's plan. Jean-Paul Belmondo as Victor Vauthier Geneviève Bujold as Marie-Charlotte Pontalec Julien Guiomar as Camille Charles Gérard as Raoul Daniel Ceccaldi as Chief of Police Capucine as Hélène Andréa Ferréol as Tatiana Negulesco Michel Beaune as Minister Albert Simono as M. Pontalec Pascale Roberts as Adrienne Maria Meriko as Mme Florinda Dora Doll as Thérèse, barkeep Anémone as Prostitute Marc Dudicourt as Ministry Guard Roger Riffard as Second Taxi Driver Maurice Travail as Finances Official The soundtrack was composed by Georges Delerue, made available on CD by Music Box Records.

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Elon Phoenix

The Elon Phoenix is the name given to several sports teams of Elon University, located in Elon, North Carolina. The university is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, fielding 17 varsity teams in 11 sports. All of Elon's varsity teams compete in sports sponsored by the CAA. Elon moved to the Colonial Athletic Association on July 1, 2014; the turn of the century saw. The school's first intercollegiate athletic event came in 1900 when the school played two baseball games against Guilford College in a home-and-home series and the first gymnasium was built in 1905. Football began play in 1909, while men's basketball followed in 1911. In 1921, the team was first called the Fightin' Christians; the moniker is said to have been coined by a sportswriter covering a contest between Elon and nearby Guilford College, a Quaker school. The school became a charter member of the North State Conference in 1930 and remained a member of the conference and its successors until departing for the South Atlantic Conference in 1989.

The Fightin' Christians saw great success in the North State Conference, winning numerous conference titles and national championships. The football team won NAIA national titles in 1980 and 1981 under Coach Jerry Tolley, named national coach of the year for the 1980 season. Both titles were won in championship games played on Elon's home field in neighboring Burlington, North Carolina; the men's golf team and men's tennis teams claimed NAIA national championships in 1982 and 1990, respectively. Women's sports became a part of the Elon athletic department in the early 1970s, as legendary coach Kay Yow began her college coaching career by guiding the first-ever women's basketball and women's volleyball teams at Elon. Softball was added in 1977, while women's tennis began play in 1979. Six other women's teams have been added in the years since, including soccer, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track and lacrosse. In 1993, the South Atlantic Conference and its members moved from NAIA competition to NCAA Division II, where Elon would remain through the 1996–1997 season.

In 1997, Elon began the transition into NCAA Division I, becoming a full member in 1999. Division I membership meant Elon joined the Big South Conference; the women's soccer team earned the school's first NCAA Division I tournament berth by winning the Big South tournament in the fall of 1999. Still known as the Fightin' Christians at the time, many did not feel that the nickname was universal enough for a team making the transition to Division I athletics. In 2000, Elon College changed its mascot to the Phoenix; the choice refers to a 1923 fire. Soon after the fire, the university trustees began planning to make Elon "rise from the ashes"; the Phoenix was a mythical creature. At the beginning of the 2001–02 season, the school was renamed Elon University to better reflect growing educational options. Change was not far behind in athletics as the Phoenix became members of the Southern Conference beginning in 2003. Elon's sports facilities include the Schar Center, Alumni Gym, Walter C. Latham Park, Rhodes Stadium, the on-campus football stadium, Alumni Field House, Koury Field House, Rudd Field, Hunt Softball Park, Jimmy Powell Tennis Center, the Jeanne and Jerry Robertson Track and Field Complex, Rudd Field and the Worseley Golf Center.

Schar Center, the replacement for Alumni Gym as the home of Phoenix men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball, opened on August 28, 2018 with a volleyball match against North Carolina A&T. Official website