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Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference, Northwest Division. Since 1991, the team has played its home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena; the franchise began play as an expansion team in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City in 1979; the Jazz were one of the most successful teams in the league in their early years. Although 10 seasons elapsed before the Jazz qualified for their first playoff appearance in 1984, they did not miss the playoffs again until 2004. During the late 1980s, John Stockton and Karl Malone arose as the franchise players for the team, formed one of the most famed point guard–power forward duos in NBA history. Led by coach Jerry Sloan, who took over from Frank Layden in 1988, they became one of the powerhouse teams of the 1990s, culminating in two NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998, where they lost both times to the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan.

Both Stockton and Malone moved on in 2003. After missing the playoffs for three consecutive seasons the Jazz returned to prominence under the on-court leadership of point guard Deron Williams. However, partway through the 2010–11 season, the Jazz began restructuring after Sloan's retirement and Williams' trade to the New Jersey Nets. Quin Snyder was hired as head coach in June 2014. With the development of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert into All-Stars, the team is viewed as a potential title contender once again. On June 7, 1974, the New Orleans Jazz were admitted as an expansion franchise into the National Basketball Association. Team officials selected the name because of its definition in the dictionary: collective improvisation; the team began its inaugural season in New Orleans in the 1974–75 season. The team's first major move was to trade for star player Pete Maravich from the Atlanta Hawks for two first-round draft picks, three second-round picks, one third-round pick over the next three years.

Although he was considered one of the most entertaining players in the league and won the scoring championship for the 1976–77 season with 31.1 points per game, the Jazz's best record while in New Orleans was 39–43 in the 1977–78 season. Maravich struggled with knee injuries from that season onward until they ended in 1985. Venue issues were a continual problem for the team. In the Jazz's first season, they played in the Municipal Auditorium and Loyola Field House, where the basketball court was raised so high that the NBA Players Association made the team put a net around the court to prevent players from falling off of the court and into the stands; the Jazz played games in the cavernous Louisiana Superdome, but things were no better, because of high demand for the stadium, onerous lease terms, Maravich's constant knee problems. They faced the prospect of spending a whole month on the road each year because of New Orleans' Mardi Gras festivities, similar to the long road trip faced by the San Antonio Spurs each season during their city's rodeo.

Years founding owner Sam Battistone claimed that there was no contingency plan in case the Jazz had qualified for the playoffs. However, the Superdome's manager at the time, Bill Curl, said that the stadium's management always submitted a list of potential playoff dates to the Jazz management, but these letters were never answered. After what turned out to be their final season in New Orleans, the Jazz were dealt a further humiliation when the Los Angeles Lakers selected Magic Johnson with the first overall pick in the 1979 NBA draft; the pick would have been the Jazz's had they not traded it to acquire Gail Goodrich two years earlier. The Jazz had given up the rights to Moses Malone in order to regain one of the three first-round picks used for the Goodrich trade. Despite being competitive, the Jazz drew well during their first five years. However, by 1979 the franchise was sinking financially. Barry Mendelson, the team's executive vice president for most of the early years, said one factor in the financial trouble was an 11-percent amusement tax, highest in the U.

S. at the time. The team could not attract much local corporate support—an important factor in those days—or local investors. Deciding that the Jazz could not be viable in New Orleans, Battistone decided to move elsewhere. After scouting several new homes, he decided on Salt Lake City though it was a smaller market. Salt Lake City had been home to the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association from 1970 to 1976; the Stars had been popular in the city and had won an ABA title in their first season after moving from Los Angeles. However, their financial situation deteriorated in their last two seasons, they were shut down by the league 16 games into the 1975–76 season in December 1975 after missing payroll. Although Salt Lake City was not known for its jazz culture, the team decided to keep the name, as there was not enough time before the start of the 1979–80 season to receive league approval for a name change; the Jazz preserved the original Mardi Gras-themed colors: green and gold. As a result of the move, of the three ABA teams that were left out of the ABA–NBA merger, the erstwhile Utah Stars are the only one to have been replaced by an NBA team.

The Jazz's attendance declined after the team's move from New Orleans to Utah because of a late app

Deepdale railway station

Deepdale railway station was on the Longridge Branch Line in Preston, England. The station opened in 1856 as a replacement for Deepdale Street railway station which until had been the Preston passenger terminus of the line; the new station lay on an extension, built in 1850, which connected to the earlier line near the level crossing in Skeffington Road. The extension passed through the 862-yard Miley Tunnel to another new station at Maudland Bridge. Deepdale station was the headquarters of the Fleetwood and West Riding Junction Railway, which had bought the Preston and Longridge Railway; the new line and tunnel were built to connect the Longridge line to the existing Preston and Wyre Joint Railway, as part of a planned route from Fleetwood on the Fylde coast to Skipton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. However, that plan had collapsed by 1852; the station, along with others on the line, closed to regular passenger services on 31 May 1930. The last passenger trains to use Deepdale station were 1970s football supporters' specials bringing away fans to Deepdale Stadium to watch a football match.

This was done to keep visiting supporters away from the town centre after the match. The line through the station continued to be used for goods trains until the 1990s, the tracks, though rusty and overgrown, still exist as far as the Skeffington Road level crossing. Hunt, D; the Wharncliffe Companion to Preston — An A to Z of Local History, Wharncliffe Books, Barnsley, ISBN 1-903425-79-4, p.117. Suggitt, G. Lost Railways of Lancashire, Countryside Books, Newbury, ISBN 1-85306-801-2, pp.50–53. Till, J. M. A History of Longridge and its People, Carnegie Publishing, Preston, ISBN 0-948789-92-1, p.91 and p.98

Lists of holidays

Lists of holidays by various categorizations. Advent Christmas Easter and Holy Week Palm Sunday Holy Monday Holy Tuesday Spy Wednesday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Feast of the Annunciation Feast of the Ascension Gregorian New Year Lent Mardi Gras Pentecost The 7th Day Sabbath The Christian Patronal feast days or'name days' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints. Ashura Eid: Date determined by the lunar calendar and observation of the Moon Eid al-Adha Arafah Eid al-Fitr Chaand Raat Holy Month of Ramadan Jumu'atul-Wida Laylat al-Qadr Isra and Mi'raj Jumu'ah Mawlid Nisfu Sha'ban Nuzul Al Quran Raʼs al-Sanah al-Hijrīyah Chag HaMatzot Hanukkah Pesach Lag BaOmer Purim Reishit Katzir Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Shavuot Sukkot Shemini Atzeret Simchat Torah Yom Kippur 1st Day of Ridván 9th Day of Ridvan 12th Day of Ridvan Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bahá Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í New Year Birth of Bahá'u'lláh Birth of the Báb Day of the Covenant Declaration of the Báb Execution of the Báb Asalha Puja Blessed Rainy Day Bon Festival Buddha's Birthday or Vesak Diwali Magha Puja Pchum Ben Poya Diwali Kshamavani Paryushana Diwali Gurupurab Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day Hola Mohalla Vaisakhi Adonia/Rosalia Dionysia/Bacchanalia Floralia Kronia/Saturnalia Lemuralia Lykaia/Lupercalia Parentalia Vestalia Vinalia In the order of the Wheel of the Year: Samhain/Halloween: 31 October–1 November, Celtic New Year, first day of winter Yule: 21–22 December, winter solstice, Celtic midwinter Imbolc/Candlemas: 1–2 February, Celtic first day of spring Ostara/Easter: 21–22 March, spring equinox, Celtic midspring Beltane/May Day: 30 April–1 May, Celtic first day of summer Litha: 21–22 June, summer solstice, Celtic midsummer Lughnasadh/Lammas: 1–2 August, Celtic first day of autumn Mabon: 21–22 September, autumn equinox, Celtic midautumn Chinese New Year Chongyang Festival Dragon Boat Festival Fukagawa Festival First Full Moon Festival Ghost Festival Gion Festival Harvest Festival Japanese Autumn Festival Kanda Festival Mid-Autumn Festival Qingming Festival Qixi Festival Sanja Festival Sannō Festival Tado Festival The following table is a chart based on a Messianic perspective of the 10 biblical holidays, along with their times and days of occurrence, references in the Bible, how they point to Yeshua.

The following holidays are observed to some extent at the same time during the Southern Hemisphere's summer, with the exception of Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice (t