U.S. News & World Report

U. S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, consumer advice and analysis. Founded as a news magazine in 1933, U. S. News transitioned to web-based publishing in 2010. U. S. News covers politics, health, careers, travel and cars. United States News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence, who started World Report in 1946; the two magazines covered national and international news separately, but Lawrence merged them into U. S. News & World Report in 1948, he subsequently sold the magazine to his employees. The magazine tended to be more conservative than its two primary competitors and Newsweek, focused more on economic and education stories, it eschewed sports and celebrity news. Important milestones in the early history of the magazine include the introduction of the "Washington Whispers" column in 1934 and the "News You Can Use" column in 1952. In 1958, the weekly magazine's circulation passed one million and reached two million by 1973. Since 1983, it has become known for its influential ranking and annual reports of colleges and graduate schools, spanning across most fields and subjects.

U. S. News & World Report is America's oldest and best-known ranker of academic institutions, covers the fields of business, medicine, education, social sciences and public affairs, in addition to many other areas, its print edition was included in national bestseller lists, augmented by online subscriptions. Additional rankings published by U. S. News & World Report include medical specialties and automobiles. In October 1984, publisher and real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman purchased U. S. News & World Report. Zuckerman is formerly the owner of the New York Daily News. In 1993, U. S. News & World Report entered the digital world by providing content to CompuServe and in 1995, the website was launched. In 2001, the website won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. In 2007, U. S. News & World Report published its first list of the nation's best high schools, its ranking methodology includes state test scores and the success of poor and minority students on these exams, schools' performance in Advanced Placement exams.

Starting in June 2008, the magazine reduced its publication frequency in three steps. In June 2008, citing the decline overall magazine circulation and advertising, U. S. News & World Report announced that it would become a biweekly publication, starting January 2009, it hoped advertisers would be attracted to the schedule, which allowed ads to stay on newsstands a week longer. However, five months the magazine changed its frequency again, becoming monthly. In August 2008, U. S. News revamped its online opinion section; the new version of the opinion page included daily new op-ed content as well as the new Thomas Jefferson Street blog. An internal memo was sent on November 5, 2010, to the staff of the magazine informing them that the "December issue will be our last print monthly sent to subscribers, whose remaining print and digital replica subscriptions will be filled by other publishers." The memo went on to say that the publication would be moving to a digital format but that it would continue to print special issues such as "the college and grad guides, as well as hospital and personal finance guides".

Prior to going defunct, U. S. News was the lowest-ranking news magazine in the U. S. after Time and Newsweek. A weekly digital magazine, U. S. News Weekly, introduced in January 2009, continued to offer subscription content until it ceased at the end of April 2015; the company is owned by U. S. News & World Report, L. P. a held company based in the Daily News building in New York City. The editorial staff is headquartered in Washington, D. C; the company's move to the Web made it possible for U. S. News & World Report to expand its service journalism with the introduction of several consumer-facing rankings products; the company returned to profitability in 2013. The editorial staff of U. S. News & World Report is based in Washington, D. C. and Brian Kelly has been the chief content officer since April 2007. The company is owned by media proprietor Mortimer Zuckerman; the first of the U. S. News & World Report's famous rankings was its "Who Runs America?" surveys. These ran in the spring of each year from 1974 to 1986.

The magazine would have a cover featuring persons selected by the USN & WR as being the ten most powerful persons in the United States. Every single edition of the series listed the President of the United States as the most powerful person, but the #2 position included such persons as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Federal Reserve Chairmen Paul Volcker and Arthur Burns and US Senator Edward Kennedy. While most of the top ten each year were officials in government others were included, including TV anchormen Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller, AFL-CIO leader George Meany, consumer advocate Ralph Nader; the only woman to make the top ten list was First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980. In addition to these overall top ten persons, the publication included top persons in each of several fields, including Education, Finance and many other areas; the survey was discontinued after 1986. In 1983, U. S. News & World Report published; the rankings have been compiled and published annually since 1987.

These rankings are based upon data that U. S. News & World Report collects from each educational institution from an annual survey sent to each school; the rankings are based upon opinion surveys of unive

Lorenc Trashi

Lorenc Trashi is an Albanian professional footballer who plays for Partizani Tirana in the Albanian Superliga. Trashi was born on 19 May 1992 in Albania. Trashi is since his childhood Fan of Partizani Tirana. Trashi began his career with his local team KF Gramshi, where he was promoted to the senior side in 2008 while the club was in the Albanian Second Division. During the season Gramshi won the northern division and reached the championship final, which they lost to KF Memaliaj The following season his side were promoted and he played in the Albanian First Division, where he featured in 19 league games and scored his first senior goal, helping his side avoid relegation and finish comfortably in 10th place. In his second season in the First Division he again helped his side avoid relegation, this time narrowly on goal difference, he featured in 20 league games without scoring a goal. During the 2011–12 season he played 25 league games and scored 2 goals, which helped his side finish in a respectable 8th place out of 16 teams.

The following season, Gramshi struggled despite Trashi's good individual performances throughout the campaign. In February 2013 he was awarded with the'Pride of the City' title by the Gramsh municipality on their 53rd anniversary for his contribution to the city's football team, he was hit by controversy in April 2013 when he fell out with his head coach Edmond Hida and was expelled from the squad due to what he described as Trashi's unsporting behaviour. However, he was invited back into the squad in order to help them in their relegation struggle, he ended the 2012–13 campaign with 5 goals in 25 league games, but his side were relegated after finishing in penultimate place. Following Gramshi's relegation from the Albanian First Division, Trashi was allowed to leave the club and sign for another team, he signed for newly promoted Albanian Superliga side KS Lushnja prior to the 2013–14 campaign, he scored the only goal on his Albanian Superliga debut against FK Kukësi and was named the man of the match.

His goal came in the 54th minute from an assist by Gentian Çela, which Trashi converted into the net with a volley on his left foot. He established himself as a first team regular, playing on both sides of the midfield and developing an effective relationship with Erlind Koreshi on the opposite flank and with the striker Mikel Canka, his next goal came in a memorable 2–0 win over Partizani Tirana, where he opened the scoring with an individual effort after picking up the ball from the centre circle and beating Partizani's defenders to beat the keeper with a powerful left footed strike into the top left corner. Lushnja continued to struggle in the league despite Trashi's and Canka's impressive performances, both of whom linked up well to create the opening goal in an away game against Flamurtari Vlorë on 10 November, where Trashi again took the lead in the 51st minute but his side still fell to a 4–3 defeat. By the January transfer window he was considered the discovery of the season in Albanian football, had attracted attention from bigger clubs due to his good form and 4 league goals in the first half of the season.

He was offered a move to FK Kukësi, which he subsequently turned down in favour of remaining with Lushnja, a decision not shared by his midfield partner Erlind Koreshi, who opted for a mid season move to KF Tirana. In a crucial relegation battle scrap against Bylis Ballsh on 22 February, Trashi scored his 5th league goal of the season from a free kick to open the scoring after 13 minutes in the 2–0 win, he scored once again in the next league game against Besa Kavajë in the 83rd minute to equalise, beating the keeper from a powerful free kick again. Lushnja were relegated after finishing second from bottom in the league, losing 11 of their last 12 games and finishing 13 points clear of safety, his individual performances throughout the season were noticed and he was featured in the Albanian Superliga Team of the Year, as well as being nominated for Talent of the Year, an award for the best young players in the Albanian Superliga. Following KF Lushnja's relegation from the Albanian Superliga, Trashi signed a three-year contract with Partizani Tirana on 31 May 2014.

On 9 November 2015, he extended his contract for another three seasons, kepping him at the club until 2018. Trashi was first involved internationally when he was invited by Albania U21s coach Skënder Gega to a three-day trial in February 2013 while he was playing for KF Gramshi, he came on as a second-half substitute in the unofficial friendly against Kosovar Superliga side KF Drenica at the end of the trial, which Albania U21s lost 2–0. He was first called up to the senior Albania national football team in March 2019 for games against Turkey and Andorra, but remained on the bench, he made his debut on 14 October 2019 in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Moldova. He scored the third goal in a 4 -- 0 away victory. GramshiAlbanian Second Division - Runner-up: 2008–09IndividualPride of the City of Gramsh Albanian Talent of the Year - third place: 2013–14 Albanian Superliga Team of the Year: 2013–14 Lorenc Trashi – UEFA competition record Lorenc Trashi at


Harr Nishaan or Nishaan Sahib is an official copyrighted symbol of the Ravidassia religion. The Harr nishan can be found on top of the Ravidassias Bhawans or on the flag, every year the Harr Nishaan is changed on the auspcious day of Guru Ravidass Jayanti; the Ravidassias of Punjab, proudly hoist flags with the print of insignia „Har‟ on top of their religious places, on vehicles during processions on the occasion of Guru Ravidass‟s birth anniversaries and other festivities. Harr Nishaan is the Ravidassia religious insignia. Speaking "Nishaan" means "symbol" and is used in Ravidassia context to mean the mantras passed down by the saints; this insignia is known as the "Koumi Nishan" of the Ravidassia Religion. Both of these words Harr or Saunh are directly or indirectly meant for mediation or in reciting of Ravidasia hymns.: As a downtrodden people, the Dalit were not allowed to be educated or could afford to be so. The Guru Raidas communicated in local dialect; this enabled the Dalit to progress in understanding and communicating their philosophy.

The Ravidassia Guru's name is Ravi. Har means Supreme Being; the universe is illuminated due to the suns otherwise it would be in darkness. The second half of his name is Dass meaning "servant," therefore the Satguru of the Ravidassia sect is the "Servant of Illumination." By following his example, Ravidassia people are striving to become enlightened. Harr Nishaan can be found on the first page and on the fourth page of Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji; the explanation of Harr Nishan is as follows: A Bigger circle with sunrays - The forty rays round the circle of the insignia signify forty hymns of Guru Ravidass. In between the bigger and smaller circles is written a couplet Naam tere kee jot lagayi, Bhaio Ujiaaro Bhawan saglaare Star Flame - Flame represents the "Naam" that would illuminate the entire world. Sign of flame crosses over into the bigger circle. Circle - This circle depicts the whole universe, contained and run in God's order. Har and Flame over it. „Har‟ represents the being of Guru Ravidass and his teachings.

The insignia Har is chosen after the name of their Guru. Harr Nishaan can be found on the first page and on the fourth page of Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji Ki; the emblem of Ravidassia sect is Harr.