The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is the National Olympic Committee and the National Paralympic Committee for the United States. It was founded in 1895 as the United States Olympic Committee, is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the USOPC is one of only four NOCs in the world that serve as the National Paralympic Committee for their country. The USOPC is responsible for supporting and overseeing U. S. teams for the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games and serves as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in the United States. The US will next compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics; the Olympic Movement is overseen by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC is supported by 35 international federations that govern each sport on a global level, National Olympic Committees that oversee Olympic sport as a whole in their respective nations, national federations that administer each sport at the national level.
The National Paralympic Committee is the sole governing body responsible for the selection and training of all athletes participating in the Paralympic Games. The USOPC is 174 NPCs within the international Olympic and Paralympic movements. Forty-seven NGBs are members of the USOPC. Fifteen of the NGBs manage sports on the Paralympic program. While the USOPC governs four Paralympic sports, five other Paralympic sports are governed by U. S. members of International Paralympic Federations. Unlike most other nations, the United States government does not have a Ministry of Sports and does not fund its Olympic Committee; this is in part due to the taboo of mixing sports and policies in the US. The USOPC was reorganized by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act enacted in 1978, it does not receive federal financial support. Pursuant to the Act, the USOPC has the exclusive right to use and authorize the use of Olympic-related marks and terminology in the United States; the USOPC licenses that right to sponsors as a means of generating revenue in support of its mission.
The USOPC was called the United States Olympic Committee, or USOC, but changed its name on June 20, 2019, the first Olympic Committee in the world to include the word “Paralympic” in its name. Upon the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894, the two American IOC members – James Edward Sullivan and William Milligan Sloane – formed a committee to organize the participation of American athletes in the 1896 Summer Olympics, in Athens, Greece. In 1921, the committee adopted a constitution and bylaws to formally organize the American Olympic Association. From 1928 to 1953, its president was Avery Brundage, who went on to become the president of the IOC, the only American to do so. In 1940, the AOA changed its name to the United States of America Sports Federation and, in 1945, changed it again to the United States Olympic Association. In 1950, federal mandate allowed the USOA to solicit tax-deductible contributions as a private, non-profit corporation. After several constitutional revisions were made to the federal charter in 1961, the name was changed to the United States Olympic Committee.
The Amateur Sports Act of 1978 established the USOPC referred to as the USOC, as the coordinating body for all Olympic-related athletic activity in the United States relating to international competition. The USOPC was given the responsibility of promoting and supporting physical fitness and public participation in athletic activities by encouraging developmental programs in its member organizations; the provisions protect individual athletes, provide the USOPC's counsel and authority to oversee Olympic and Paralympic business in the United States. The public law not only protects the trademarks of the IOC and USOPC, but gives the USOPC exclusive rights to the words "Olympic," "Olympiad" and "Citius, Fortius," as well as commercial use of Olympic and Paralympic marks and terminology in the United States, excluding Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands, which fall under the authority of separate NOCs and NPCs. One of the many revolutionary elements contained within the legislation was the Paralympic Amendment – an initiative that integrated the Paralympic Movement into the USOPC by Congressional mandate in 1998.
U. S. Paralympics, a division of the USOPC, was founded in 2001. In addition to selecting and managing the teams which compete for the United States in the Paralympic Games, U. S. Paralympics is responsible for supporting Paralympic community and military sports programs around the country. In 2006, the USOPC created the Paralympic Military Program with the goal of providing Paralympic sports as a part of the rehabilitation process for injured soldiers. Through the U. S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program, USOPC hosted the Warrior Games for wounded service personnel from 2010 to 2014, until the organization of the event was taken on by the Department of Defense in 2015; the USOPC moved its headquarters from New York City to Colorado Springs on July 1, 1978. Thanks to the generous support of the City of Colorado Springs and its residents, the USOPC headquarters moved to its present location in downtown Colorado Springs in April 2010, while the previous site – located just 2 miles a
Wendell Wyatt was a Republican United States Representative from Oregon's 1st congressional district who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1964 until 1975. Born in Eugene, Wyatt's family moved to Portland where he graduated from Jefferson High School in 1935, he received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Oregon in 1941. In World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 until 1946. Following the war, Wyatt moved to Astoria, where he joined the law firm of former Oregon governor A. W. Norblad, he was Chairman of the Oregon State Republican Central committee from 1955 until 1957. In 1962, Wyatt married Faye Hill. In 1964, he won a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of A. Walter Norblad, the son of Wyatt's law partner. Wyatt was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses. In Congress, Wyatt served on the Interior Committee and the Appropriations Committee, where he helped pass bills that created Oregon's Scoggins Dam on Scoggins Creek, established a 40-foot shipping channel in the Columbia River from Astoria to Portland, created the Cascade Head Scenic Area, purchased ranch land to be converted to public recreation areas along the Snake River.
Wyatt was found guilty on one count of failing to report outlays from a secret cash fund he controlled while heading the Richard Nixon campaign in Oregon. H was found guilty and fined $750, he declined to run again. He became a partner at the law firm of Williamson & Wyatt; the Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in downtown Portland is named in honor of Wyatt and Congresswoman Edith Green, whom he served alongside during part of his tenure in Congress. Wyatt died in Portland in 2009 at the age of 91. United States Congress. "Wendell Wyatt". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
David Eugene Clyde is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played for five seasons with the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. He is noted for his once promising baseball career, which ended at age 26 because of arm and shoulder injuries. Billed as the next Sandy Koufax, Clyde had a stellar high school career at Westchester High School, he was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1973 Major League Baseball draft. The Rangers planned to have Clyde pitch his first two professional games in the major leagues before moving him down to the minor leagues, but Rangers owner Bob Short decided to keep him in the roster for monetary purposes, where he had a 5.01 earned run average in 18 starts. Journalists criticized the Rangers for promoting Clyde too soon, after an uneventful 1974 campaign, he developed shoulder trouble and was sent down to the minor leagues in 1975, where he pitched three seasons, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1978, played two seasons before being demoted.
Clyde was unsuccessful. Clyde's career made him the "poster-boy" for bringing up young players prematurely and dealing with arm injuries, he was named by journalist Randy Galloway as among the worst cases of "mishandling" a young player in baseball history. He is considered by many as a savior of the Texas Rangers franchise because of the significant attendance boost that Clyde's hype brought to the team, preventing it from a possible bankruptcy or American League takeover; the son of a telephone executive, Clyde was born in Kansas City, the eldest of four brothers. After living for a time in New Jersey, his family moved to Houston, Texas in 1969, he played football and baseball at Westchester High School in Houston where he became known as a perfectionist and was an excellent student. During his senior year at Westchester, Clyde had a stellar record of 18–0, giving up only three earned runs in 148 innings pitched, while pitching five no-hitters and setting 14 national high school records, his dominance at the high school level attracted the attention of many MLB team scouts, many of whom billed Clyde as the "next Sandy Koufax" and others called him the "best pitching prospect they had seen".
Clyde was praised by national publications such as Sports Illustrated and Newsweek prior to the 1973 MLB draft, was the consensus among scouts as the best player available in the draft. That year the Texas Rangers held the first overall pick, having the worst record in baseball the previous strike shortened season at 54–100, he was the first player selected in the 1973 amateur draft by the Rangers and received a $125,000 signing bonus, the highest bonus given to a draft pick at the time, a free college education. After signing his contract, Clyde stated that his career goal was to "become the greatest pitcher ever". Prior to the draft, the Texas Rangers held the second lowest attendance in the American League, ahead of only the Cleveland Indians despite having Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams as manager at one point, they had moved from Washington, D. C. two years prior, owner Bob Short expanded Arlington Stadium an extra 20,000 seats. Short was looking for some sort of way to boost attendance, found it using fellow Texas native Clyde.
When Clyde agreed to sign his rookie contract, part of the deal was to make his first two professional starts with the Rangers at their home field before heading to the minors to develop. Twenty days after pitching his last high school game, Clyde won his first Major League start before over 35,000 fans in Arlington Stadium, the first sellout in stadium history. After a poor start in which he walked the first two batters he faced, he settled down, pitched five innings, giving up only one hit while striking out eight batters in a 4–3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Clyde called it his most memorable game in his Major League career. Clyde pitched well in his second start against the Chicago White Sox, pitching six innings before a finger blister forced him out of the game. However, with his performance in the two starts, the Rangers dropped all plans to send him to the minors; the youngest player to play in a major league game in 1973, Clyde pitched a total of eighteen games that season, finishing with a record of 4–8, with a 5.01 earned run average.
Questioned about the difference between high school or professional baseball, Clyde stated that MLB hitters "see the ball better, thus they make contact more often". Clyde began the 1974 season with a 3–0 record became embroiled in controversy following a dispute between new manager Billy Martin and general manager Bobby Brown. Martin and Brown argued about what was the best way on handling Clyde's future development, which led to Brown's resignation and caused Clyde to miss a month before remaining on the Rangers roster for the rest of the year, he played in 28 games and finished with 3–9 record, a 4.38 ERA. He started one game in 1975 before injuring his shoulder and was demoted to the Pittsfield Rangers of the Eastern League, he stayed in the minors for three seasons, having a shoulder operation in 1976. The Rangers organization lost so much faith in Clyde's ability that he was left unprotected in the 1976 Major League Baseball expansion draft, but was not chosen, he played for the Sacramento Solons in 1976, the Tucson Toros, both of the Pacific Coast League, in 1977 where he had a 5–7 record with a 5.84 ERA.
When the season ended, the Rangers traded Clyde and veteran Willie Horton to the Cleveland Indians for Tom Buskey and John Lowenstein on February 28, 1978. Clyde started for the Indians that year, playing in 28 games and finished with a record of 8–11, with a 4
A Whole New Level of Sickness is a split EP featuring songs by hardcore punk bands Shai Hulud and Another Victim, released on June 27, 2000, on Trustkill Records and, in Europe, Good Life Recordings, in CD and 12" various colors from brown swirl to purple. Shai Hulud tracks were included in A Profound Hatred of Man, it is the debut of Jared Allen and Geert van der Velde. "Set Your Body Ablaze" – 3:40 "Anesthesia" – 2:46 "Linoleum" – 2:08 "Bitter End" – 2:49 "Boiling Point" – 1:40 "Free In Constraint" – 2:48 "Untitled Track" – 0:58 - The Untitled Track is not a real song. Jared Allen – bass guitar Matt Fletcher – guitar Matt Fox – guitar Spikey Goldbach – drums Geert van der Velde – voiceTracks were recorded and mixed by Shai Hulud and Jeremy Staska
Nadia Saphira Ganie is an Indonesian actress and lawyer. Her first major role was in the TV series version of Ada Apa dengan Cinta? on RCTI. Her film career includes the romantic comedy Jomblo, followed by Coklat Stroberi and Under the Tree, she appeared in various Indonesian TV series, such as Impian Cinderella, Rahasia Pelangi and a serial of Jomblo. Nadia was born in Jakarta, the daughter of Junaedy Ganie, a business executive and insurance specialist, who served as the CEO of BNI Life. Nadia graduated from public school SMA Negeri 70 Bulungan and received her bachelor's degree of law from Pelita Harapan University, she earned her master's degree from the University of Westminster, London in 2013. She was one of the finalists of GADIS SAMPUL 2003. After graduating from the University of Westminster, she returned to Indonesia to pursue a career in law, she started with O. C. Kaligis and Lucas S. H. & Partners. She opened her own law firm, Bayuputra Hutasoit Ganie
The Bevier House is located on Bevier Road in Gardiner, New York, United States. It is a frame house built in the mid-19th century, it is one of the few remaining intact farmhouses in Gardiner from before the Civil War, with a decorative front facade and marbleized main staircase. In 1983 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the house is located on a 42.6-acre farmstead on the south side of Bevier Road a short distance from Albany Post Road, just across from the Shawangunk Kill near where it drains into the Wallkill River. The farmstead property is open, with outbuildings to the south and west; the land alongside the Shawangunk is wooded. Structurally the house is a two-story five-by-three-bay frame building sided in clapboard with a gabled metal roof pierced by brick chimneys at the east and west ends. Two wings, one single-story and the other two, project from the south elevation. A porch with a flat metal roof runs across the middle three bays of the north facade; the roofline has overhanging eaves supported by paired brackets with acorn pendants over a plain frieze.
The porch roof has smaller, similar paired brackets, with its roof supported by square pillars with pilasters. Decorative arches and diamond pendants run between them; the windows have plain surrounds with drip-mold friezes. A pilastered and recessed double-paneled glazed doorway in the center of the first floor leads to the central hall; the stairway is marbleized. The basement has exposed; the attic's mortise and tenon framing is set at a wide angle and pegged without a ridge beam, a common practice in the middle of the 19th century. The two-story kitchen wing on the east has an early 20th-century kitchen on its second floor, with dry sink, hand pump and coal stove. Outbuildings start with a single-story gabled barn to the south with a shed addition on its west. A gabled privy is adjacent. To the northwest, just off the road, is a gabled barn with a saltbox roof becoming part of the gabled extension on the northeast. All are considered contributing properties to the National Register listing. In 1853, Abraham Bevier bought property described as being southwest of the Shawangunk Kill, with tenements, from Levi van Keuren.
He is described as the owner on an atlas published that year and again in 1858, suggesting the house had been built a few years prior, just around 1850. The two south wings, the most significant changes to it, were added around 1917, it has remained a private residence since, although the accompanying farm property has been subdivided to the current parcel. National Register of Historic Places listings in Ulster County, New York