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Uçhisar is a settlement in Cappadocia, in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. The town is 7 kilometres east of Nevşehir, 12 kilometres west of Ürgüp, 10 kilometres south of Avanos. Uçhisar is first mentioned in a 14th century chronicle by Aziz ibn Ardasir; the general area had been occupied however. The Hittites, who may have used the natural structures of the cliffs as refuges and strongholds against possible attacks. In the seventh century AD, the Byzantines created a'buffer zone' in the area against Islamic expansion; the nature of the terrain was conducive to defence, while the camouflage of the buildings provided an improved defence against attackers. After their conquest of the region, the Muslims made use of the defensive possibilities of the area, creating small centres with caravanserais in the region. Uçhisar, situated on the edge of Göreme National Park, is dominated by a 60 metre high castle-mountain, visible over a wide distance and has the form of a large cylindrical tower; this massif is crisscrossed by numerous underground passageways and rooms, which are now blocked or impassable.

They served as residential areas, as well as cloisters in Byzantine times. Around 1,000 people lived in the castle, but it is no longer inhabited today; the landscape is marked by the fairy chimneys scattered through it. In the centre of the town there is an underground gallery, which extends for about 100 metres underneath some houses, it was cut in the tuff stone in earlier times and served as a link from the fortress to the outside world and to protect their water supply. Near the town is the so-called'Valley of the dovecotes', or Pigeon Valley. Over the course of the years, many dovecotes were carved in the cliff-faces of the valley; these are structures with large frontal surfaces. Inside, there are lots of niches for local birds to roost in; the excrement from the nests in these dovecotes was used as manure. Travelling through this valley from Uçhisar, it takes two hours to reach Göreme to the northeast. A majority of the population of Uçhisar today live off agriculture, but tourism plays an larger role.

In particular, the French and Turks returning from France have begun to transform the painted cliff houses into tourist lodgings. Rock-cut architecture of Cappadocia Michael Bussmann, Gabrielle Tröger: Türkische Riviera, Kappadokien. Michael Müller Verlag, Erlangen 2003, ISBN 3-89953-108-6 Peter Daners, Volher Ohl: Kappadokien. Dumont, 1996, ISBN 3-7701-3256-4 Uçhisar beledýyesý Pronunciation of Uçhisar in Turkish

Jack Dean Kingsbury

Jack Dean Kingsbury is the former Aubrey Lee Brooks professor of theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, now an emeritus professor. He is a scholar of the New Testament, specializing in the Book of Matthew and the other Synoptic Gospels; as a biblical scholar, he wrote a number of books on New Testament topics. Kingsbury, Jack Dean; the Parables of Jesus in Matthew 13: a study in redaction-criticism. Richmond, VA: John Knox Press. ISBN 9780804203807. OCLC 12795. ———. Matthew: Structure, Kingdom. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800604349. OCLC 1952998. ———. Matthew by Jack Dean Kingsbury. Philadelphia: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800605865. OCLC 2986943. ———. Jesus Christ in Matthew and Luke. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800605964. OCLC 7175998. ———. The Christology of Mark's Gospel. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800607067. OCLC 9392399. ———. Matthew as Story. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800620998. OCLC 17549119. ———. Conflict in Mark: Jesus, Disciples. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

ISBN 9780800623364. OCLC 19353490. ———. Conflict in Luke: Jesus, Disciples. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800624729. OCLC 22664361. ———. Pentecost 1: interpreting the lessons of the church year. Proclamation 5. Ser. A. 6. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. ISBN 9780800641825. OCLC 27400280. ———, ed.. Gospel interpretation: narrative-critical & social-scientific approaches. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International. ISBN 9781563382147. OCLC 37246318. ———. "Major Trends in Parable Interpretation". CTM. 42: 579–89. ———. "Composition and Christology of Matt 28:16-20". Journal of Biblical Literature. 93: 573–584. ———. "Title Kyrios in Matthew's gospel". Journal of Biblical Literature. 94: 246–255. ———. "Title "son of David" in Matthew's gospel". Journal of Biblical Literature. 95: 591–602. ———. "Verb akolouthein as an index of Matthew's view of his community". Journal of Biblical Literature. 97: 56–73. ———. "The figure of Peter in Matthew's Gospel as a theological problem". Journal of Biblical Literature. 98: 67–83. Powell, Mark Allan.

Who do you say that I am? Essays on Christology: In honor of Jack Dean Kingsbury. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 9780664257521. OCLC 41039766

Adimchinobe Echemandu

Adimchinobe Echemandu is a former Nigerian-American running back of American football. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft, he played college football at California. He played football at Hawthorne High School in California, he ran for 608 yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior, in track, he had a best of 21.35 in the 200 meters, 10.40 in the 100 meters, 48.25 in the 400. As a senior, he ran for 1,525 yards on 165 carries sporting 27 touchdowns, he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, was named his conference's back of the year in 1998. As a defensive player, he had an interception as a senior, he was a member of the Super Prep All-Far West team as the No. 60 overall prospect and the Prep Star All-America team as the No. 10 running back prospect in the West. A member of an Ibo family from Nigeria, he played for a time under the simplified name Joe Echema until deciding to revert to his Ibo name. Echemandu returned to the gridiron with a flourish in 2003 after spending the previous two years on the sidelines due to a knee injury.

He saw his banner final campaign end on a sour note after it was discovered that he fractured his fibula late in the year. A two-sport star, he excelled in track for the Golden Bears, he was a versatile athlete, recruited as a tailback, but moved to wide receiver midway through his freshman season when injuries depleted their unit shifted back to tailback the following year. He sat out the 2002 season to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, finished his career with 306 carries for 1,434 yards and 16 touchdowns; as well as 33 receptions for 264 yards and a pair of scores, 22 kickoff returns for 5,016 yards and two punt returns for 5 yards while starting 19 of 33 games. He was selected with pick No. 208 by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In his time spent with the Browns, he carried the ball just 8 times for 25 yards, caught the ball 3 times for 25 yards. On September 2, 2005, he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings and spent time on the practice squad for most of the season.

On September 5, 2006, he was signed to the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders. The best action he had was only in preseason of the 2007 season. On October 10, 2007, he was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad after being released by the Raiders. In an October 28 game against the San Diego Chargers, he rushed for 62 yards on 10 carries and caught two passes for 11 yards, he finished his 2007 season with 20 attempts for 85 yards, 2 receptions for 1 fumble. He only fumbled 2 times in his career. Echemandu was released by the Texans on December 26, 2007. In 2008, he signed with the Oakland Raiders again, only to be released on August 30. Echemandu received his bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2003 at California, he is the son of Charity and Joe Echema Sr. as well as the cousin of former California and former Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha

Mikael Adolphson

Mikael "Mickey" Adolphson is a Swedish historian of medieval Japan. Adolphson is the Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Brought up in Kalmar, Adolphson was from a young age inspired to become a historian, influenced by the medieval Kalmar Castle and the many Iron Age and Viking remains on the island of Öland After graduating from high school in Kalmar the late 1970s, he graduated with a B. A. in History and Cultural Studies in 1985 from Lund University. A premodernist, he was inspired by the similarities between medieval Europe and Japan to focus his attention on pre-1600 Japan, he spent two years studying Japanese at Stockholm University before receiving a scholarship from the Japanese Education Ministry in 1986. During the next two and a half years he lived in Kyoto and Osaka while studying at Kyoto University under the guidance of Professor Oyama Kyohei. During that time, he coached volleyball at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and at Kyoto University.

Upon returning to Sweden, he became the head coach of the KFUM Göteborg women’s team, which took fifth place in the Elite League, in addition to winning several tournaments. In 1989, he entered Stanford University's Ph. D. program with Professor Jeffrey Mass as his mentor. Returning to Kyoto University in the spring of 1992 for dissertation research, he worked for the Japan Volleyball Association as an interpreter, he finished his dissertation two years later. Adolphson’s first academic appointment was at the University of Oklahoma from 1995 to 1999, Harvard University, where he was assistant and associate professor of Japanese History. In 2008 he joined the faculty at the University of Alberta as Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, served as chair of the Department of East Asian Studies and associate dean in the Faculty of Arts; as associate dean, he founded the first pedagogical research unit for Arts and Social Sciences, named the Arts Pedagogy Research and Innovation Laboratory, where one of his project-based courses is featured.

Adolphson has been Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies at Cambridge since January 2016. During his inaugural lecture at Cambridge in October 2016, Adolphson announced the launching of a new vision for Japanese Studies at Cambridge, entitled Japan and the World. Mikael S. Adolphson, The Gates of Power: Monks and Warriors in Premodern Japan Mikael S. Adolphson, The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sōhei in Japanese History Mikael S. Adolphson, Edward Kamens and Stacie Matsumoto, eds. Heian Japan and Peripheries Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons, eds. Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory "Japan and the World" - official site expounding on Adolphson's department's vision for Japanese Studies at Cambridge Adolphson at Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Adolphson at Trinity College Adolphson at

Sochi Medals Plaza

Centrally located within the Sochi Olympic Park sports venues, the Sochi Medals Plaza is located near the Fisht Olympic Stadium, the Black Sea coast and was the cauldron for the Olympic Flame. It is surrounded by a large water basin; every night, the medals of the 2014 Winter Olympics were awarded there. The stage will remain with legacy footsteps on it which will permanently record the names of all the medal winners. During the Olympics the venue temporarily could accommodate 20,000 standing spectators; the plaza now shapes corners 2-5 of the Sochi Autodrom motor-racing circuit. The entire circuit snakes around other structures in the Sochi Olympic Park. Sochi2014 Profile 2010 Winter Olympics victory ceremonies - Vancouver Medals Plaza and Whistler Medals Plaza

Shinya Yoshihara

Shinya Yoshihara is a former Japanese football player. He is married to well-known professional Go player Yukari Yoshihara, known for her work in spreading and teaching Go in the worldwide-distributed manga and anime series Hikaru no Go; when Yoshihara was in junior high school, he received a recommendation from his former teacher to play football at Ibaraki Prefectural Hitachi Technical High School, one of the most competitive teams in the prefecture. He played as a regular member from his first year on the team and contributed to leading his school to the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament. In his second and third years, Yoshihara was selected as a Kanto region all-star member as well as an all-Japan member for the U-18 division, he played with two years his senior. Following his graduation, Yoshihara began his professional career playing for Yokohama Marinos, chances to play were scarce as Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi was appointed the primary goalkeeper at the time. In 1999, Yoshihara was loaned to Albirex Niigata, a J2 League club, where he was called to the starting lineup in the season-opening match.

His amazing saves led the team to seven consecutive winning matches. In 2000, Yoshihara made appearances as a spokesperson in advertisements for Join and Toyopet Niigata which gained him recognition as a popular public figure in Niigata. After Yoshihara returned to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2001, he made a permanent move to Kawasaki Frontale in midseason where he became the regular goalkeeper in 2003, he played in 44 full matches this season. The following year, he maintained a record of seven consecutive scoreless matches which contributed to Kawasaki Frontale's promotion to J1 League, during which he established his position as an indispensable goalkeeper for the team. In 2005, an injury prevented him from being called to the starting lineup in the season-opening match, yet he made his appearance from the game against Tokyo Verdy on and contributed to stopping the team from repetitive defeats. Yoshihara's position was taken by teammate Takashi Aizawa in midseason. However, at the end of 2006, during which Kawasaki Frontale was in close proximity to winning the championship, Yoshihara secured his primary position once again in the match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Although Kawasaki Frontale lost the championship, Yoshihara was one of the leading players in guiding the team to second place in J1 League, which qualified the team for the 2007 AFC Champions League. In 2007, Yoshihara signed a loan deal with Tokyo Verdy; the team's losing streaks early in the season gained him chances to play, during which he rebuilt the defense line and put the team back on track. His position as the regular goalkeeper seemed promising, Yoshihara was injured during a match against Sagan Tosu on July 1 in the 25th section, damaging his left knee posterior cruciate ligament; the injury took him out of action for 9 weeks, preventing Yoshihara from playing for the rest of the season. Tokyo Verdy was promoted to J1 that year. After his loan season at Tokyo Verdy, Yoshihara returned to Kawasaki Frontale in 2008. However, with his repeated injuries and with National Team member Eiji Kawashima’s addition to the team, Yoshihara was only able to play one match in the J. League Cup. In 2009, Yoshihara moved to Júbilo Iwata on a season-long loan.

He made his debut in the third round of the Emperor's Cup followed by a match against Vissel Kobe in J1’s final section. In 2010, he joined Kashiwa Reysol but on July 14th, he announced his retirement from professional football. •Although Yoshihara has had experience playing a full season, he was one of the rare super-sub goalkeepers. •Yoshihara is fluent in Korean. He was close to Júbilo Iwata’s Korean striker Lee Keun-ho and to Kawasaki Frontale’s North Korean striker Jong Tae-se. Shinya Yoshihara at J. League