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Texas–Permian Basin Falcons

The Texas–Permian Basin Falcons are the athletic teams that represent University of Texas of the Permian Basin, located in Odessa, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Falcons compete as members of the Lone Star Conference for most of their varsity sports. A UTPB Falcons football team will be added in time for the 2015 NCAA Division II football season to bring the total number of varsity teams to 16. UTPB, prior to joining the Lone Star participated in the Heartland Conference. Although early attempts were made to develop athletics at the university, such as a tennis team from 1979–88 and a rugby team for a short time, the university's position as an upper-level institution for junior and graduate students made long-term sustainability of athletic teams difficult. In 1991, the Texas State Legislature authorized UTPB to offer freshman and sophomore level courses, within a year, a committee of faculty and community members assembled by UTPB President Charles Sorber investigated the potential for intercollegiate athletics.

The committee recommended the creation of a limited program of athletics to increase student life and increase freshmen enrollment. In 1993, the legislature and the Board of Regents approved a student fee to help support an athletics program and authorized the creation of the current UTPB athletics. By 1994, the university had begun club sports on campus, in 1995, the university joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Volleyball became the first intercollegiate sport in the fall of 1995. Softball and men joined the athletic program in the following academic year; the early 2000s brought more expansion to the UTPB athletic program when the students voted to increase the amount of student fees allocated to support of athletics. The Legislature and Board of Regents approved the fee increase in summer of 2001 and the university added women's soccer in the fall of 2001, followed by men's and women's basketball in the fall of 2002; the university began offering a limited number of athletic scholarships in 2003 and a second fee increase in the fall of 2003 allowed for the addition of five additional sports for the 2004-05 academic year, when the school added men's and women's cross country, men’s and women’s swimming, baseball.

Major changes to the athletic program occurred in 2006 when the university was approved for provisional membership in the NCAA. The university became a member of the Heartland Conference. After a successful transition period, UTPB became a full member of the NCAA at the Division II level in the fall of 2008. Official website

List of largest high school gyms in the United States

The largest high school basketball gyms in the United States refers to gymnasiums used by secondary schools for basketball purposes. Most of the largest school gyms are located in the state of Indiana, in 1998 the New York Times reported that 14 of the 16 largest high school gymnasiums were located in that state. In March of 2019, The Indianapolis Star reported that the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society had done research through actual on-site counts, conducting personal interviews, reviewing architectural blueprints to confirm the accuracy of the list of the largest high school gyms in Indiana; this research confirmed a reordering of the top three sites was necessary, moving Seymour's Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium to the top spot; the previous number one, New Castle's Fieldhouse, was moved to third. The top fourteen in total seating capacity are as follows: NotesOne other high school-owned facility has a basketball capacity that would place it in this list—the Round Valley Ensphere, at Round Valley High School in Eagar, Arizona.

Although it has a maximum capacity of 9,200 for court sports, it is not included in this list because it is a domed football stadium. The Anderson High School Wigwam in Anderson, once one of the largest high school gyms in the country with a purported capacity of 8,996, closed in 2011, remains standing but closed as of August 2016. In August 2014, the school board accepted a plan that will allow for redevelopment of the site while maintaining the gymnasium through at least 2030; when renovations are complete, the school district will have rent-free access to the arena for at least 12 event days per year, plus practices. Hoosier Hysteria Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Indiana's Largest Gyms

Haaren (Aachen)

The independent town of Haaren lies four kilometers north of Aachen, into which it was incorporated in 1972. Haaren lies at the fork of the Wurm, itself a tributary of the Rur, a smaller stream that shares its name with the community. Two kilometers farther east lies the predominantly rural Verlautenheide community; as of 31 December 2005, the community has 11,822 inhabitants spread over 880 hectares. During the Carolingian dynasty, the region now occupied by Haaren belonged to the Aachen Royal Court. Used as royal hunting grounds, it belonged to the Würselen royal estate of Wormsalt; the first written mention to Haaren occurs in 1152, in the medieval Annales Rodenses, which were written at the Rolduc Abbey. Until the 18th century, Haaren belonged a district of the Free Imperial City of Aachen; the area was occupied by the French in 1792, again in 1794. Haaren and Verlautenheide were administered independently under the French Mairie system and, beginning in 1801, belonged to France after the Treaty of Lunéville.

After the Treaty of Paris in 1814, the community became part of Prussia. In the 1920s, Haaren was a working-class suburb for factories on Jülicher Straße in northeast Aachen. At that time, Haaren was a stronghold of the Communist Party of Germany. In October 1944, Haaren was occupied by American troops and came under American first, British, administration. After the war, Haaren/Verlautenheide became an independently administered community within the region of Aachen. Following the restructuring of the towns and districts around Aachen, Haaren was incorporated into the city of Aachen, beginning 1 January 1972. There are several buildings of note in Haaren, such as the medieval Tithing Hall, where farmers would submit goods that they were obligated to tithe. Additionally, the Catholic Church of St Germanus is a neo-gothic structure, erected in 1890-92 damaged in 1944, rebuilt in 1948. Gut Überhaaren is the oldest estate in Haaren, lies on Auf der Hüls Street South Street; the keystone above the main entrance bears the inscription “1692”, but the estate was listed in the directory of the city of Aachen as early as the 13th century.

The Welsh Mill is the only water mill in Aachen. Viktor Brack, SS-Oberführer and defendant in the Doctors' Trial, a subset of the Nuremberg Trials, executed for war crimes Jakob Dautzenberg, Communist and WWII resistance fighter Carlo Graaff, FDP Politician, member of parliament, Minister of Economy of Lower Saxony Josephine Koch, Catholic nun, founder of the Franciscan Women of the Holy Family, born in Haaren Haaren has altogether four schools: the Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Am Haarbach, the Lindenschule, as well as the vocational schools Mies-van-der-Rohe-Schule and the Berufskolleg für Gestaltung und Technik. In Haaren, there is the DJK FV Haaren 1912 sports club; the group offers competitive sports such as Association football and Hapkido, a Korean martial art. Additionally, they offer recreational sports and activities, such as track and field, dance aerobics, sports badges. Federal Highway 264 passes through Haaren on its way from Cologne to Liège; this road follows the same path as one.

Public transport within Haaren is operated by ASEAG. There are bus stops at Haaren Haarberg, Haaren Denkmal, Haaren Markt, as well as at Tonbrennerstraße; every day, articulated buses run every half-hour along line 11 and 21, while hourly buses run on line 1. Mondays through Fridays, lines 16 and 46 run hourly. – Website of the Trade and Business Interest Group of Haaren. Stadt Aachen, Stadtbezirk Haaren – Website of the Homeclub Haaren/Verlautenheide 1984, with information and publications on the history of the two communities

John Houston Burrus

John Houston Burrus was an educator in Nashville and Lorman, Mississippi. He was a member of the first class of students at Fisk University in Nashville and when that class graduated became among the first group of African-Americans to graduate from a liberal arts college south of the Mason–Dixon line, he was a professor of mathematics at Fisk and in 1883 became the second president of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, a position he held until 1893. John Houston Burrus was born February 22, 1849 to William C. J. Burrus and his slave, Nancy near Murfreesboro, Tennessee in Rutherford County. William had been a whig member of the General Assembly of Tennessee. Nancy was mixed-race: African-American, Native American, white. William and Nancy had two other sons, James Dallas Burrus and Preston Robert Burrus and lived together as husband and wife, with William never marrying and James remembering their relationship as affectionate and respectful. William died in 1860 and the Burrus family went to a brother of their master, the mother as a cook and the brothers as body servants, serving their master while he was a soldier in the US Civil War.

At the end of the War, was with his two brothers and Braxton Bragg's Army in Marshall, Texas. Free, they were brought to Shreveport, Louisiana to New Orleans, Memphis, Tennessee where John took a job as a cook on a stern-wheel steamboat, he remained in Memphis for a short time, moved in 1866 to Nashville where he took a job as a hotel waiter along with James. The pair studied nights with two ladies boarding at the hotel. During this time they saved enough and learned enough so that by 1867 they were able to enroll at Fisk University along with America W. Robinson and Virginia Walker, who were the schools first students. During his first year at Fisk John converted to the Congregational Church; as a student, Burrus would teach during the summer. In the summers of 1873 and 1874 he gave religious presentations with a panorama he bought. At Fisk, John studied James studied math. John and Virginia Walker graduated in May, 1875, becoming the first blacks to graduate from a liberal arts college south of the Mason–Dixon line.

America would become fiancé to James, although they did not marry. After graduation, Burrus became a teacher at a school in the suburbs of Nashville and was promoted to principal. In 1876 he was selected by the Republican State committee as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. At the convention, he gave his support to Oliver P. Morton, but supported Rutherford B. Hayes on the last ballot, which nominated Hays; that fall he accepted principalship of the Yazoo city school In Yazoo, in June 1877, he was offered a position of instructor of mathematics at Fisk University in place of his brother who had just resigned from the position. He taught for two years at Fisk and received an A. M. degree in May 1878 along with Virginia Walker and America Robinson. In 1879, he resigned in favor of his younger brother. In 1878 he was elected permanent secretary of the Tennessee Republican State convention and was secretary and treasurer of the State executive committee for the next two years, he was elected to the board of school directors for his district for consecutive three year terms from 1878 to 1884.

The district had two other directors, both white, 17 teachers, of whom nine were white. He served as chairman of the board and succeeded in equalizing the salaries of the white and black teachers. In 1880, he spoke at the State Teachers Institute convention in Nashville about unequal funding in schools; this was based on the requirements of the Morrill Act of 1862 which funded land-grant institutions and resulted in new scholarships for black students at Fisk University. He was chosen alternate delegate to the 1880 Republican National Convention. In 1882 he was a candidate for register in Davidson County, Tennessee in August, in November he was a candidate for the Tennessee House of Representatives. While at Fisk, Burrus began to study law and he was admitted to the bar in 1881, he began to work as a correspondent for several newspapers and did some real estate work, forming the Laborer's Cooperative Building and Endowment Association. In August 1883 he was offered the presidency of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in Lorman, following Hiram Rhodes Revels in that position.

James Burrus had become professor of mathematics and superintendent of the college farm in 1882, had played a key role in promoting John for the position. He held the position until 1893, he was successful and the enrollment at Alcorn increased during his tenure In 1898 he attended the National Educational Association Convention in Nashville After leaving Alcorn, he continued to be active in education. In 1903, he wrote to the Nashville American again criticizing inequal treatment of blacks when federal moneys given to Tennessee under the Morrill Acts were dispersed, he continued to practice law until his health further deteriorated. He purchased a farm on Brick Church pike in Nashville, he died of bronchial pneumonia on March 1917 in Nashville. His funeral was at Howard Congregational Church and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery

Carlo Chendi

Angelo Carlo Chendi is an Italian cartoonist. Since 1952, Carlo Chendi has written hundreds of stories with characters from Disney comics, he moved at a young age from Ferrara, Rapallo, in Liguria' where he started his career as a cartoonist. He became one of the pillars of the so-called school of Rapallo, along with Maestro Luciano Bottaro and his friend Giorgio Rebuffi, with whom he founded in 1968 the group Bierrecì without, stop working with the Mondadori in the realization of Disney stories, his career took place between the area of Tigullio and Milan, where he participated, among other things, the creation of the magazine King of Spades, the first of Studio Bierrecì, implementation of traditional Italian of Great Disney Feature his series was one of his most famous and appreciated, in collaboration with Luciano Bottaro. With Bottaro he began the great saga of the tyrant of Saturn. In 1996 he received the Yellow Kid as the best author. In 1994 he won the prize Cover Silver from the Walt Disney Company.

In 2001 he won the prize UGiancu for best screenwriter. Important Disney inventions include extraterrestrial duck O. K. Quack and detective Umperio Bogarto, the secret identity of Donald Duck "agent QQ7", the duet between Pippo and Witch Hazel. In 2010 he won the Prix Papersera award. Carlo Chendi Inducks

Mason Cash

Mason Cash & Co was a pottery company, based in Woodville, Derbyshire, U. K. making a range of earthenware and stoneware kitchenware including mixing bowls, pudding basins and petware. They are most well known for their range of'Cane Bowls'. Mason Cash is now a brand of the Rayware Group; the origins of Mason Cash can be traced back to a pottery operating at Church Gresley around 1800. The location was selected due to the local deposits of coal; the pottery was run by a series of Master Potters, of whom the most colourful was ‘Bossy’ Mason – this is where the ‘Mason’ name came from in the 1800s. Thomas Cash acquired the pottery in 1901, retaining the'Mason' name of the previous owner, renamed the pottery Mason Cash & Co. Mason Cash ceramic items were made from ‘white and cane’ glazed earthenware sometimes known as ‘yellow ware’ due to the colour of the local clay. Mason Cash had been producing mixing bowls during the 1800s, but in 1901 they designed and manufactured the first iconic Mason Cash mixing bowl.

The design of the Mason Cash mixing bowl has changed in over 100 years and can be recognised by its original and distinctive pattern on the outside of the bowl. 1930s & 1940s - expanded their product line to include petware. 1941 - Thomas Cash's son took over, incorporated the company as Mason, Cash & Co. Ltd, they continued to produce utilitarian wares throughout the Second World War. 1973 - the company was purchased by A. B. Merriam. 1986 - the company acquired Cauldon Potteries, the rights to the'Royal Cauldon' name from T. Brown & Son Ltd. of the Ferrybridge Pottery, Yorkshire. 2001 - they purchased T. G. Green and worked to revive that pottery's Cornish Blue kitchenware line. 2004 - The Tabletop Company purchased Mason Cash in April 2004, thus forming The Tabletop Group. 2006 - Production in Swadlincote was stopped, with the machinery moved to Portugal where production continues. 2007 - The Rayware Group acquired the Mason Cash brand. Sister brand T. G. Green was relaunched; the Mason Cash mixing bowls are sold in various numbered sizes.

The size number of the bowl refers to. Cornishware