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St. Gall's GAC

Saint Gall's Gaelic Athletic Club is a sports club based in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It competes in the Antrim leagues and championships of the Gaelic Athletic Association, in gaelic football and Ladies' Gaelic football. In 2010, they won the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship, their first title by defeating Kilmurray Ibrickane of Clare in the final at Croke Park. AntrimCJ McGourty Kevin McGourty CavanRory Gallagher FermanaghRory Gallagher AntrimCJ McGourty Jackson McGreevy AntrimMichelle Drayne Northern Ireland netball internationalsMichelle Drayne Antrim Senior Football Championship 1933, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship 1982, 2005, 2009 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship 2010.

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (commonly shortened to The 7 Day Theory or Makaveli or the original name Makaveli Tha Don: Killuminati: The 3 Day Theory is the fifth studio album by American rapper Tupac Shakur, credited as the alias Makaveli. It was released on November 5, 1996 two months after his death, it is his first posthumous release and the only one released under his alternative stage name, Makaveli. The album was released through Interscope Records; the album was scheduled for release in March 1997, but as a result of his death, Suge Knight released it four months earlier. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. By 1999, it was certified 4× platinum; the album was supported by three singles: "Toss It Up", "To Live & Die in L. A" and "Hail Mary"; the album was finished in seven days during the first week of August 1996. The lyrics were written and recorded in only three days and mixing took an additional four days; these are the last songs Shakur recorded before his fatal shooting on September 7, 1996.

The album's preliminary title was "The 3 Day Theory". E. D. I. Mean of The Outlawz & Ronald "Riskie" Brent revealed in an August 2014 interview that the official name of the album was mixed up in the rush to release the album following Tupac's death. Tupac wanted the album to be called. Death Row's tumultuous staff at the time would incorrectly label the title as "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory." Ronald "Riskie" Brent is the creator of The 7 Day Theory cover painting. The album cover, which features Shakur on the cross in an attempt to convey his crucifixion by the media, is intended to imply an artistic resurrection and was created in mid-August 1996. George "Papa G" Pryce, Former Head of Publicity for Death Row, claimed that "Makaveli which we did was a sort of tongue-in-cheek, it was not ready to come out, after Tupac was murdered, it did come out... Before that, it was going to be a sort of an underground." Many of Shakur's usual producers were not involved in the project. The only producer with whom Shakur had worked prior to this album was QD3, the son of Quincy Jones and half-brother of Shakur's girlfriend Kidada Jones.

Shakur co-produces three tracks on the album. The other two producers were Darryl "Big D" Harper. E. D. I. Mean of the Outlawz recalls: "At the time Hurt-M-Badd, just an up-and-coming producer at Death Row, Darryl Harper, an R&B producer - Suge had him working on all the R&B projects - they had a green room up in Can-Am which everybody around Death Row called the'wack room' because they said'Ain't nothing but wack shit come out of there.' But we was up in the studio one day and we trying to get music done - ain't none of us producers - we see them two niggas in the'Wack room' and'Pac like,'Go get them niggas.' So niggas go bring them,'Pac just putting niggas to work like,'I need a beat here, I need y'all to do this, do that.' And these are niggas. They'll tell you themselves."The album was recorded at Can-Am Studios in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California in 7 days in the month of August 1996. During those seven days 21 songs were completed, 12 of; the album did not feature the star-studded guest list.

Most of the guest verses are supplied by Shakur's group The Outlawz. The only verse, not from one of the Outlawz was from Bad Azz. Young Noble of the Outlawz recalled: We had started writing the shit and we was taking long.'Pac was like, "Who got something? Bad Azz you got something?" and it fit perfect, so it was meant for Bad Azz to be on that song. We had been on a million'Pac songs; that was his way of motivating us like, "If y'all ain't ready you don't make the song." While All Eyez on Me was considered by Shakur "a celebration of life", The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory is much darker. Shakur's rapping is intensified throughout; some songs on the album contain both subtle and direct insults to Shakur's rivals at the height of the East Coast–West Coast feud. Rappers insulted include The Notorious B. I. G. Junior M. A. F. I. A. Puff Daddy, De La Soul, Jay-Z, Mobb Deep and former Death Row label mate Dr. Dre, as well as New York hip hop executives Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, Jacques "Haitian Jack" Agnant and Walter "King Tut" Johnson, accused of being associates of Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Records in orchestrating the 1994 Quad Studio assault.

Although Shakur insulted Nas on "Intro/Bomb First" and "Against All Odds", rapper Young Noble, who appeared on several songs on The 7 Day Theory, stated in an interview that Nas's "I Gave You Power" was the main inspiration for Shakur's "Me and My Girlfriend". Shakur and Nas squashed their beef at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards, days before Shakur was murdered, they never got the chance. Death Row associate Kurt Kobane revealed in an interview in 2016 that Shakur was listening to Nas' It Was Written the day he got shot – September 7, 1996 – on his way to Vegas; the album cover for The Don Killuminati was done by Compton based artist Ronald "Riskie" Brent, known artistically as "Riskie Forever." According to Riskie, Death Row Records C. E. O Marion "Suge" Knight introduced Riskie to Tupac on the set of the California Love video shoot in Compton, California. Riskie, while in Tupac's trailer showed him his art portfolio. Upon seeing his artwork Tupac agreed that Riskie had good artistic talent and requested for Risk

Noël Ott

Noël Robin Ott is a Swiss beach soccer player who plays as a forward. Known for his pace across the sand and technical abilities in scoring many goals, Ott came to prominence in the sport in 2014, excelling during the European season, he followed this up by claiming the Bronze Ball at the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Ott has since been described as an "indispensable" part of the Swiss national team and one of the "5 to 10 best players in the world", something, recognised in 2017 as he was named as part of the world team of the year, he is referred to as the "Lionel Messi of beach soccer". Ott was born in Sattel and raised in Wettingen of Aargau canton. Ott's father, a former amateur of the Swiss third division, inspired him to play association football as a child at six years old. Ott joined Swiss Super League side Grasshoppers as a youth in 2007 and advanced through their junior teams from the under-13s onwards. Meanwhile, aged 9, Ott had begun attending Swiss Beach Soccer youth camps, he was tutored by Stephan Meir and Moritz Jaggy, members of the Swiss national team Ott would play alongside of.

He continued to be present at the training camps over the next decade. As a youth, it was clear to Swiss coach Angelo Schirinzi that Ott was a talented beach soccer player. Ott's prospects of becoming a professional footballer were dashed as he was rejected from progressing to Grasshoppers' upper youth teams. Following this rejection, Franziska Steinemann, future coach of the Switzerland women’s team and a friend of Ott's mother, invited him to play with club side Havana Shots Aargau of the Suzuki Swiss National Beach Soccer League. Ott debuted in the National League in 2009, aged 15. Ott attempted to continue his football career, joining FC Baden of the Swiss fourth tier for a year whilst playing for Havana Shots. In his second season with Aargau in 2011, Ott was named "rookie of the year" and in the 2012 season, he was named best player and was the league's top scorer. Following his performances in the National League, Ott was called up to the Swiss national team and, aged 18, made his debut against Brazil in the 2012 Intercontinental Cup in November.

At this point it was in Ott's mind that beach soccer was his priority. Beach Soccer Worldwide described 2014 as Ott's breakout season, confirming him as a "star". But, after winning the MVP award at the 2014 Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal in August, Ott suffered a serious injury at the 2015 World Cup qualifiers a month tearing two knee ligaments, his anterior cruciate and medial collateral, as well as tearing his meniscus; this sidelined Ott for several months. Despite this, Ott was nominated as one of the best three players in the world at the inaugural Beach Soccer Stars awards in November and was bestowed with the "rising star award" for best young player, aged 20, he recovered in time for the 2015 World Cup, his first World Cup, in which he was joint top scorer with eight goals, claiming the Bronze Ball award. In 2015, he moved from Havana Shots back to his childhood club of Grasshoppers, this time their beach soccer branch, having been persuaded by Swiss colleague Dejan Stankovic. Ott represented FC Barcelona in 2015.

He has since gone on to play for other clubs outside of Switzerland including Catania, Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Sporting CP, Artur Music and Falfala Kfar Qassem. At the 2017 Beach Soccer Stars awards, Ott was named as part of the world team of the year. In 2019, he won the Swiss National League for the first time with Grasshoppers and earned his first commendation with the Swiss national team, the bronze medal at the 2019 European Games. Ott has described himself as a "whirlwind" who "spins past opponents" and likes to "go one-on-one with opposition players", his pace is frequently referenced as his strength, with an ability to glide across the pitch without his feet sinking into the soft sand surface. Ott is known for his exceptional technical abilities. In 2013, Ott gained a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2015 he was working as an office administrator in Zürich and would subsequently drive to Basel to train with the national team, his employer of the time fired Ott in 2017 as they were unwilling to accommodate Ott's need to dedicate so much time to beach soccer.

Cristiano Ronaldo is his idol. Within beach soccer, he looks up to Portuguese brothers Leo and Be Martins but says the most important people in his career have been Swiss coach Angelo Schirinzi and teammate Dejan Stankovic; the following is a selection, not an exhaustive list, of the major international honours Ott has achieved: Euro Winners Cup runner-up: 2016UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup runner-up: 2014, 2016Euro Beach Soccer Cup runner-up: 2014European Games bronze medal: 2019 Noel Ott, profile at Beach Soccer Worldwide Noel Ott, profile at Swiss Football Association Noel Ott, profile at Beach Soccer Russia Noël Ott, profile at ZeroZero.pt

Isaac Tyson

Isaac Tyson, Jr. was a Quaker businessman from Baltimore, who held a virtual monopoly on world supplies of chromium minerals during the mid-19th century and a successful entrepreneur and industrialist. The son of Baltimore flour merchant Jesse Tyson senior, his wife Margaret, the younger Tyson studied geology and chemistry in France, skills which he would use to great advantages during his industrial career, he first began mining chromite on his farm at Bare Hills in surrounding rural Baltimore County some time after 1808. The sight of a piece of chromite being used to prop a barrel at a Bel Air market in Harford County, Maryland led him to investigate its source. Tyson was among the first to make the connection between the occurrence of chromite and serpentine barrens, areas of sparse vegetation on metal-rich and inhospitable serpentine deposits. One of these was Soldiers Delight, near northwestern Baltimore County's Owings Mills area. Tyson began mining chromite here in 1827, he commenced buying up serpentine barrens.

The primary belt extended from Maryland into the southern counties of Pennsylvania, including the Nottingham, Pennsylvania serpentine barrens and the Wood Farm in Lancaster County, which would become the world's largest single chromite mining site during his ownership. Having bought up all the significant chromite sites in Pennsylvania and Virginia, Tyson found himself with a world monopoly on chromite as the original earlier discovered chromium sources in Siberia petered out. Not content to confine his efforts to chromium ores, he prospected for copper, investigated the Strafford, Vermont copper mines in 1828, he was involved in the Ely Mine, by 1830, had become a partner with the local Binney family in working copper deposits on "Copperas Hill", in Strafford. He supervised the construction and operation of six small furnaces nearby in 1833 and 1834, hoping to introduce hot blast techniques, using hard anthracite coal, to refining copper from the refractory pyrrhotite ores of the deposit.

This was a novel venture for the time, as hot blast was only just being considered for iron smelting. The furnaces were shut down in 1835 during public riots over city bank closings or 1837 due to financial difficulties during the financial panic and recession of the time, but he retained a half-share in mineral rights at the site, worked sporadically for the remainder of his life. While prospecting for copper in Vermont, he discovered iron ore in the valley of the Black River along the Connecticut River in 1835, he set up Tyson Furnace near Plymouth, Vermont to smelt it, the furnace operated until his retirement in 1855. In 1845, he established the Baltimore Chrome Works company factory on the waterfront of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River of the Baltimore Harbor, at the western end of the Fells Point neighborhood. Baltimore Chrome Works was one of the largest facilities in the country to refine the chromite into pigments, the primary use of the mineral at the time; until this work had been done abroad, in Liverpool and elsewhere, he continued to export chromite to manufacturers there.

The expansion into pigment production helped cushion the shock when chromite deposits were discovered in Asia Minor in 1848 and began to supplant U. S. chromium ores. He continued iron and copper explorations, opening the Springfield Mine for those two metals in Sykesville, Maryland in southern Carroll County, just west of Bare Hills in 1849. Tyson married Hannah A. Wood, by whom he had at least four children: Rachel Tyson, married John Jackson and established the Sharon Female Academy in Sharon, Pennsylvania Richard W. Tyson Jesse Tyson James Wood Tyson, he purchased a large mansion townhouse on East Baltimore Street near Lloyd Street in the 0ld Town neighborhood, just east of the Jones Falls, established and further endowed the McKim School, an free school for the poor in a landmark Greek Revival architecture style stone temple structure a block away, prior to the formal establishment of city public schools in 1829. In the 1850s, he bought the Elba Furnace in Maryland for youngest son James to operate, both James and Jesse followed him into the metallurgical profession.

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Haji Piyada

Haji Piyada Mosque ḤĀJI PIĀDA or Noh Gonbad Mosque, a Samanid-style building in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan. Built in the 9th century, it is thought to be the earliest Islamic building in the country. Carbon dating conducted in early 2017, together with historical sources, suggest it could have been built as early as the year 794, it was built on the remains of a Buddhist monastery. The site was listed on the World Monuments Fund's 2006 World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites; the tomb measures 20×20 meters. The outside walls are of mud-brick construction; the interior is divided into nine bays, each covered by a dome. The columns and the arches that divide the bays are decorated in carved stucco, depicting a wide variety of designs, stylistically comparable to Abbasid decoration in Mesopotamia. In modern times, pilgrims visit the tomb of an obscure saint, Haji Piyada, buried there in the 15th century; the site collapsed and damaged due to aging structure and natural disasters like earthquake.

As in the earlier structure, out of 9 domes, only 4 remain with interconnect arches. The front feature of arches damaged, it has been reconstructed. In 2006, based on a request from Afghan authorities, UNESCO, DAFA, French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan, a team of experts and the representative of Aga Khan Trust for Culture, visited this place. In 2009, the conservation of the site has started according to the request of Aga Khan Trust for Culture and funded by US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. During reconstruction, there were several historian scholars from University of Florence in Italy, to coordinate the reconstruction team for the betterment of process; the first phase of work has been done in 2011. Within the project, a larger temporary metal roof was constructed in order to protect the site from rain and other natural disasters

Abram B. Olin

Abram Baldwin Olin was a United States Representative from New York and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. Born on September 21, 1808, in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Olin attended the common schools graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1835, read law in 1838, he was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Troy, New York from 1838 to 1856. He was city recorder for Troy from 1844 to 1852. Olin was elected as a Republican from New York's 13th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 35th, 36th and 37th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1863. Olin was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, to a new Associate Justice seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1863, received his commission the same day, his service terminated on January 1879, due to his retirement.

Olin died on July 1879, in the former community of Sligo, Maryland. He was interred in the Danforth family lot adjacent to West Lawn Cemetery in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Olin was the son of a United States Representative from Vermont, he was the cousin of Henry Olin a United States Representative from Vermont. This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov. United States Congress. "Abram B. Olin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Abram Baldwin Olin at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center