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United States at the 1932 Summer Olympics

The United States was the host nation for the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. 474 competitors, 400 men and 74 women, took part in 122 events in 17 sports. KeyNote–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round Men Track & road eventsa Bob Tisdall from Ireland won the gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles event, but Tisdall's time was rejected as a world record as he knocked over the last hurdle, as per the rules of the time. Field eventsCombined events – DecathlonWomen Track & road eventsField events SprintPursuit MenWomen The team event was declared void as no nation completed the course with three riders. MenWomen For the team event, the four best total individual scores determined the team's final score. To calculate total individual scores, results from all events with the exception of the pommel horse were added and divided by two, with the quotient added to the pommel horse score.

Individual scores still counted for the individual all-around competition. TeamIndividualApparatus and all-around events received separate scores. MenWomen Head coach: Frank RivasResultsb The Brazilian team was disqualified following a brawl during their match against Germany. All subsequent matches against Brazil were forfeited. Key: F - Fall. D - Decision FreestyleWrestlers who accumulated 5 "bad points" were eliminated. Points were given as follows: 1 point for victories short of a fall and 3 points for every loss

Keratsini

Keratsini is a suburb in the western part of the Piraeus regional unit, it is part of Athens agglomeration, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Keratsini-Drapetsona, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. Keratsini is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast, 3 km northwest of Piraeus and about 10 kilometres west of Athens city centre; the municipal unit has an area of 7.601 km2. The coastal area consists of port facilities, part of the Port of Piraeus. Keratsini has its own non-professional choir, it has participated many times in festivals all around Greece. The town has its own choir festival called international song festival. Keratsini hosts the football club Keratsini FC with earlier presence in Gamma Ethniki and the basketball club Faros Keratsiniou B. C. with presence in A2 Ethniki basketball. Keratsini is twinned with Prešov, since 1994. Official website http://keratsinion.gr.citytron.com https://web.archive.org/web/20050301104346/http://news.pathfinder.gr/greece/news/166054.html

Daya Sahabandu

Dayananda Sahabandu is a former cricketer who played first-class cricket for Sri Lanka from 1968 to 1975. In September 2018, he was one of 49 former Sri Lankan cricketers felicitated by Sri Lanka Cricket, to honour them for their services before Sri Lanka became a full member of the International Cricket Council. Daya Sahabandu attended Royal College, where he played in the First XI from 1957 to 1960. A left-arm spin bowler who could bowl a little faster and open the bowling, he began playing senior club cricket in Ceylon in the early 1960s, in 20 seasons playing for Nomads Sports Club, he took more than 1000 wickets with his left-arm spin at an average of just over 14, he was selected to tour England with the Ceylon team in 1968, but the tour was cancelled just before it was due to begin. After the English veteran Test player Tom Graveney was dismissed by Sahabandu in the 1968-69 season, he said Sahabandu was the best left-arm spinner he had faced. Two months in a drawn Gopalan Trophy match, Sahabandu opened the bowling for Ceylon and took 5 for 54 and 6 for 83.

On Sri Lanka's tour of India in 1975-76 he took 8 for 4 for 46 against East Zone. He was a useful defensive tail-end batsman, but was a poor fielder, he served as a national selector. He was employed for 14 years as a physical education instructor by the Colombo Municipal Council and for 30 years as an executive at the Maharaja Organisation, he and his wife Swarna have Janaka. They live in a beach-side suburb of Colombo. Daya Sahabandu at CricketArchive Daya Sahabandu at ESPNcricinfo

On the Nameless Height

On the Nameless Height known in English as On an Unnamed Hill and Unidentified Heights, is a Russian-Belarusian 2004 television film in four parts, set in 1944 in the Second World War. The location is the Belarusian forests, close to the Polish border, during Operation Bagration in the summer of 1944. After a short pause, the Red Army is preparing to advance, but on one segment of the front there are two serious obstacles: an unnamed hill with unknown German strength, a skilled German sniper, killing off not only Russian officers, but all captured German officers before they can be interrogated; because of this, the local commander, Major Inozemtsev, suspects that the hill is a trap, which the Germans are eager to keep a secret. A female specialist sniper, Olga Pozdneyeva arrives to eliminate the German sniper. On the same lorry with reinforcements are the carefree ex-convict soldier Kolya Malakhov, the new lieutenant for the unit's reconnaissance platoon, Alexey Malyutin, the platoon's experienced staff sergeant, Ivan Bessonov, returning after a spell in hospital.

Kolya is assigned to be Olga's assistant, he falls in love with her although she tries to keep a professional distance due Olga's previous experiences with the difficulty of sustaining a relationship in a combat zone. Katya Solovyova, the battalion HQ radio operator identifies Lieutenant Malyutin as her love interest revealed to have been foretold in a fortune-telling seance, they are attracted to each other. While the deadline for the offensive is drawing closer, the reconnaissance platoon continues to try to kidnap German officers for interrogation, Olga plays a cat and mouse game with the German sniper, everyone is trying to avoid the fanatical SMERSH officer, Captain Shulgin, who suspects everyone of being a German spy or saboteur. Although Olga succeeds in killing the German sniper, they still don't know if the hill is a trap, so on the day of the offensive, the reinforced reconnaissance platoon is ordered to take the hill before more troops are committed, they all know it's a suicide mission where most are going to die.

Viktoriya Tolstoganova - Olga, a sniper Aleksey Chadov - Kolya Malakhov, private Vladimir Yaglych - Alexey Malyutin, lieutenant Andrey Golubev - Major Inozemtsev Anatoly Kot - Captain Shulgin, SMERSH Alexander Pashutin - Ivan Bessonov, staff sergeant Anna Kazyuchits - Katya Solovyov, telephone operator Viktoriya Tolstoganova looks older than her eventual love interest Alexey Chadov. However, her performance is unaffected by this and is superfluous as a professional sniper she depicts, a combat veteran contrasted with other female roles in the film that all have relationships with officers, something she can't afford. Another noted performance is that of Anatoly Kot who's depiction of a faithful security SMERSH operatchik is flawless, as is his portrayal of a mental'release' that ends in his suicide. Alexey Chadov's role is overly exuberant given the circumstances. Production sought to portray front-line life of combat troops in the Red Army as authentically as possible, succeeds. Problems do arise though, such as the seeming disordered slaughter of Soviet troops by a German machine-gun position at the start of the film.

Though dramatic, it is unlikely in 1944, as is the likelihood of German troops remaining deep in the Soviet rear as suicide squads. There is a further implausibility of a former convicted criminal being accepted into a reconnaissance squad, his love pursuit of a sniper, his ranking senior, a older woman. Snipers worked in pairs, but a selection of a complete novice for a partner on missions would have been suicidal for Olga, as it nearly proved to be for Kolya; the plan to send a reconnaissance squad reinforced to a platoon to attack German positions in daylight is ahistorical and atypical of Red Army tactics where two former members of the Russian Liberation Army were available as guides through the minefields, offering a chance of surprise no Red Army officer would neglect to use to its best effect. The mission described as suicidal, wouldn't have been had it depicted the regimental and corps artillery all firing in support of the attack as stated in the film; this was intended to convince the Germans that the sector was indeed the primary one for the Soviet attack inducing their commitment of mobile reserves.

Instead something akin to a mortar barrage was depicted, i.e. support offered only by battalion's mortar battery, inadequate. Major Inozemtsev's ordering of all able-bodied personnel into the supporting attack, "into the teeth" of the successful German counterattack unintentionally depicts the'follow orders to the last' mentality that pervaded the Red Army; the Star is a Russian film from 2002 which describes the activities of the Red Army scouts during Operation Bagration On the Nameless Height on IMDb Facts about the series on Russian site Kino-Teatr Retrieved 2011-11-04

Acámbaro figures

The Acámbaro figures are about 33,000 small ceramic figurines found by Waldemar Julsrud in July 1944, in the Mexican city of Acámbaro, Guanajuato. The figurines are sometimes cited as anachronisms; some young-Earth creationists have adduced the existence of figurines as credible evidence for the coexistence of dinosaurs and humans, in an attempt to cast doubt on scientific dating methods and offer support for a literal interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative. However, there is no known reliable evidence for the validity of the Acámbaro figures as actual ancient artifacts; the Acámbaro figures were uncovered by a German immigrant and hardware merchant named Waldemar Julsrud. According to Dennis Swift, a young-Earth creationist and major proponent of the figures, Julsrud stumbled upon the figures while riding his horse and hired a local farmer to dig up the remaining figures, paying him for each figure he brought back; the farmer and his assistants brought him over 32,000 figures which included representations of everything from the supposed dinosaurs to peoples from all over the world including Egyptians, "bearded Caucasians".

Archaeologist Charles C. Di Peso was working for the Amerind Foundation, an anthropological organization dedicated to preserving Native American culture. Di Peso examined the figures and determined that they were not authentic, had instead been produced by local modern-day farmers, he concluded that the figurines were indeed fakes: their surfaces displayed no signs of age. Furthermore, the excavation’s stratigraphy showed that the artifacts were placed in a dug hole filled with a mixture of the surrounding archaeological layers. DiPeso learned that a local family had been making and selling these figurines to Julsrud for a peso apiece since 1944 inspired by films shown at Acámbaro’s cinema, locally available comic books and newspapers, accessible day trips to Mexico City’s Museo Nacional. Charles Hapgood, pioneer of pole shift theory, became one of the figures' most high profile and devout supporters; the figures continue to draw attention in the present day. They have been cited in some pseudoscientific books such as Atlantis Rising by David Lewis.

Another young-Earth creationist, Don Patton, has emerged as one of their staunchest supporters. He has proposed some new lines of evidence, including the figure's resemblance to the dinosaurs depicted in Robert Bakker’s book, Dinosaur Heresies. In 1970, Erle Stanley Gardner published his last travel book, Host With the Big Hat with a chapter on the collection, his biographer Dorothy B. Hughes wrote that "the story of Acámbaro may be the crowning achievement of his archeological investigations". Attempts have been made to date the figures using thermoluminescence dating; the earliest results, from tests done when TL dating was in its infancy, suggested a date around 2500 BC. However tests contradicted these findings. In 1976, Gary W. Carriveau and Mark C. Han attempted to date twenty Acámbaro figures using TL dating, they found that the figures had been fired at temperatures between 450 °C and 650 °C, which contradicted claims that these figures had been fired at temperatures too low for them to be dated.

However, all of the samples failed the "plateau test", which indicated that dates obtained for the Acámbaro figures using standard high-temperature TL dating techniques were unreliable and lacked any chronological significance. Based on the degree of signal regeneration found in remeasured samples, they estimated that the figures tested had been fired 30 years prior to 1969. Ica stones Out-of-place artifact Acámbaro figures and the Julsrud Museum at Municipality of Acámbaro official page

Rhijnvis Feith

Jhr. Rhijnvis Feith was a Dutch poet. Feith was born of into an aristocratic family in Zwolle, the capital of the province Overijssel as the only son of Pieter Feith and Elsabe Spaar, he was christened on 09 Feb 1753. He was educated at Harderwijk and studied law at the university of Leiden, where he took his degree after only one year, he settled in his birthplace. In the period Sep 1773 through to Jan 1790 they had at least 10 children, all christened in Zwolle. In 1780 Rhijnvis Feith became burgomaster of Zwolle, he built a luxurious villa, which he named Boschwijk, in Zalné in Zwollerkerspel, the outskirts of Zwolle, there he lived in the greatest comfort. His first important production was Julia, in 1783, a novel written in emulation of Werther, steeped in Weltschmerz and despair; this was followed by the tragedy of Thirsci. Bilderdijk and other writers attacked his morbid melancholy, Johannes Kinker parodied his novels, but his vogue continued. In 1791 he published a tragedy of Lady Jane Grey.

He wrote Letters to Sophia on Kant's Philosophy, a poetical work, in 1805. In 1808 he became member of the Royal Institute, his Letters on Different Subjects of Literature of 1784 was a noted piece of literary criticism. He died in Zwolle in 1824, his works were collected with a biographical notice by N. G. van Kampen. Though now neglected, he is interesting as the Dutch representative of the mood that in Germany produced Novalis. Prizes awarded by the Leiden Poet's society Dichtlievend Genootschap: Gold medal for the poem Heil van den Vrede, 1779 Gold medal for the poem Verhandeling over het Heldendicht, 1781 Gold and silver medals for the poems Den lof van De Ruijter, 1785 Zilveren penning van het genootschap Studium Scientiarum Genitris in Rotterdam voor het gedicht De Menschlievendheid, 1780 Gold medal by the Zwolle society Kunstliefde spaart geen vlijt for the poem Karel V aan zijnen zoon Philips II, bij de overdragt van de regering der Nederlanden, 1782 Silver medal from Teylers Eerste Genootschap in 1797 Gold medal from Teylers Eerste Genootschap in 1801 Silver medal from the society Ter verdediging van den Christelijken Godsdienst, 1800 Ridder in de orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw, 20 februari 1816 DBNL "Feith, Rhijnvis".

Encyclopedia Americana. 1920. Gilman, D. C.. "Feith, Rhijnvis". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Feith, Rhijnvis". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. "Sense and/or Sensibility. The Novels of Rhijnvis Feith Between Enlightenment and Pre-Romanticism". Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies. 28: 83–104. Works by or about Rhijnvis Feith at Internet Archive Works by Rhijnvis Feith at LibriVox