Subprefectures in France

In France, a subprefecture is the administrative center of a departmental arrondissement that does not contain the prefecture for its department. The term applies to the building that houses the administrative headquarters for an arrondissement; the civil servant in charge of a subprefecture is the subprefect, assisted by a general secretary. Between May 1982 and February 1988, subprefects were known instead by the title commissaire adjoint de la République. Where the administration of an arrondissement is carried out from a prefecture, the general secretary to the prefect carries out duties equivalent to those of the subprefect; the municipal arrondissements of Paris and Marseille are divisions of the city rather than the prefecture, so are not arrondissements in the same sense. List of subprefectures of France List of arrondissements of France

Polyspirella callista

Polyspirella callista is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies. The white shell is slender and has an elongate-conic shape; the length measures 4.2 mm. There are small whorls in the protoconch, they are depressed helicoid, obliquely one-third immersed in the first of the succeeding turns. The nine whorls of the teleoconch are well rounded, they are marked between the sutures by three strong, spiral grooves, of which one is below the summit, the second on the middle of the whorls, the third about as far posterior to the suture as the first is anterior to the summit. The axial sculpture consists of vertical incremental lines only; the periphery and the base of the body whorl are marked by incremental lines only. The aperture is oval; the posterior angle is acute. The outer lip is thin, showing the external sculpture within; the inner lip is slender, decidedly curved and reflected. The parietal wall is glazed with a thin callus; the type specimen was found off South Africa.

To World Register of Marine Species

1939–40 AHL season

The 1939–40 AHL season was the fourth season of the International-American Hockey League, known in the present day as the American Hockey League. The league consisted of nine teams total. Four teams in the Eastern Division played a 54 game season, while five teams in the Western Division played a 56 game season; the Indianapolis Capitals won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as the Western Division champions, while the Providence Reds won the Calder Cup as league champions. The Indianapolis Capitals joined the IAHL as an expansion team, based in Indianapolis, playing in the West Division. Note: GP = Games played.