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Viatcheslav Ekimov

Viatcheslav Vladimirovich Ekimov, nicknamed Eki, is a Russian former professional racing cyclist. A triple Olympic gold medalist, he was awarded the title of Russian Cyclist of the Century in 2001. In October 2012, he was announced as the general manager of the Russian Team Katusha–Alpecin; the UCI, in a letter written to Katusha Team, denied. Among the many ethical violations the UCI cited, the appointment of Ekimov was among them for reasons unspecified. Ekimov started training as a cyclist at age 12 with a bicycle school affiliated with the famous centre of Aleksandr Kuznetsov, he trained in Leningrad at Lokomotiv and Armed Forces sports society during the Soviet era. Ekimov won three Olympic gold medals: in the track team pursuit in Seoul for the USSR, in an upset, in the road time trial in Sydney for Russia. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Ekimov won the silver medal for Russia in the men's road individual time trial, losing to American Tyler Hamilton. Hamilton was stripped of his medal for doping and Ekimov was promoted to gold.

Ekimov joined the USPS team in 1997 as its first key international signing retiring in 2001 before rejoining the team the following year. In the 2003 Tour de France Ekimov placed 10th in the prologue, he was a key force in the winning team time trial effort in stage four and was important to Lance Armstrong's fifth Tour victory both on the flats and in the mountains. He missed the 2005 Tour de France due to injuries received in a training ride with Armstrong in Texas. During the final stage of the 2006 Tour de France, now racing for the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, he announced that the 2006 Tour would be his last, he was honored by the peloton on the final stage, who allowed him to lead them over the line on the first of the eight laps of the Champs-Élysées. Ekimov started and finished 15 Tours de France, tying him with Lucien Van Impe for the second most Tour finishes, behind Joop Zoetemelk and Sylvain Chavanel. In September 2006 he finished riding for Discovery, but stayed with the team as Assistant Directeur Sportif to Johan Bruyneel.

He helped guide the Discovery riders during the U. S. Pro Cycling Championships in 2006 as well as the Tour of California and the Tour de Georgia. On 9 September 2009, it was announced. Media related to Viatcheslav Ekimov at Wikimedia Commons

Bifid rib

A bifid rib is a congenital abnormality of the rib cage and associated muscles and nerves which occurs in about 1.2% of humans. Bifid ribs occur in up to 8.4% of Samoans. The sternal end of the rib is cleaved into two, it is unilateral. Bifid ribs are asymptomatic, are discovered incidentally by chest X-ray. Effects of this neuroskeletal anomaly can include respiratory difficulties, neurological difficulties and limited energy from the stress of needing to compensate for the neurophysiological difficulties. Another association is with odontogenic keratocysts of the jaw which may behave aggressively and have a high propensity to recur when treated with simple enucleation and curettage; when seen together, the patient is to have Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome and should be evaluated with this in mind. List of radiographic findings associated with cutaneous conditions

NUTS statistical regions of Romania

In the NUTS codes of Romania, the three levels are: RO1 Macroregion one RO11 Nord-Vest RO111 Bihor County RO112 Bistrița-Năsăud County RO113 Cluj County RO114 Maramureș County RO115 Satu Mare County RO116 Sălaj County RO12 Centru RO121 Alba County RO122 Brașov County RO123 Covasna County RO124 Harghita County RO125 Mureș County RO126 Sibiu County RO2 Macroregion two RO21 Nord-Est RO211 Bacău County RO212 Botoșani County RO213 Iași County RO214 Neamț County RO215 Suceava County RO216 Vaslui County RO22 Sud-Est RO221 Brăila County RO222 Buzău County RO223 Constanța County RO224 Galați County RO225 Tulcea County RO226 Vrancea County RO3 Macroregion three RO31 Sud-Muntenia RO311 Argeș County RO312 Călărași County RO313 Dâmbovița County RO314 Giurgiu County RO315 Ialomița County RO316 Prahova County RO317 Teleorman County RO32 București-Ilfov RO321 București RO322 Ilfov County RO4 Macroregion four RO41 Sud-Vest Oltenia RO411 Dolj County RO412 Gorj County RO413 Mehedinți County RO414 Olt County RO415 Vâlcea County RO42 Vest RO421 Arad County RO422 Caraș-Severin County RO423 Hunedoara County RO424 Timiș CountyIn the 2003 version, the codes were as follows: RO0 Romania RO01 Nord-Est RO011 Bacău County RO012 Botoșani County RO013 Iași County RO014 Neamț County RO015 Suceava County RO016 Vaslui County RO02 Sud-Est RO021 Brăila County RO022 Buzău County RO023 Constanța County RO024 Galați County RO025 Tulcea County RO026 Vrancea County RO03 Sud-Muntenia RO031 Argeș County RO032 Călărași County RO033 Dâmbovița County RO034 Giurgiu County RO035 Ialomița County RO036 Prahova County RO037 Teleorman County RO04 Sud-Vest Oltenia RO041 Dolj County RO042 Gorj County RO043 Mehedinți County RO044 Olt County RO045 Vâlcea County RO05 Vest RO051 Arad County RO052 Caraș-Severin County RO053 Hunedoara County RO054 Timiș County RO06 Nord-Vest RO061 Bihor County RO062 Bistrița-Năsăud County RO063 Cluj County RO064 Maramureș County RO065 Satu Mare County RO066 Sălaj County RO07 Centru RO071 Alba County RO072 Brașov County RO073 Covasna County RO074 Harghita County RO075 Mureș County RO076 Sibiu County RO08 București-Ilfov RO081 București RO082 Ilfov County Below the NUTS levels, the two LAU levels are: The LAU codes of Romania can be downloaded here: List of Romanian regions by Human Development Index Subdivisions of Romania ISO 3166-2 codes of Romania FIPS region codes of Romania Hierarchical list of the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics - NUTS and the Statistical regions of Europe Overview map of EU Countries - NUTS level 1 ROMÂNIA - NUTS level 2 ROMÂNIA - NUTS level 3 Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units List of current NUTS codes Download current NUTS codes Counties of Romania, Statoids.com

Jon Phipps McCalla

Jon Phipps McCalla is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, McCalla received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1969 and was in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971, achieving the rank of Lieutenant, he received a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1974. He was a law clerk to Judge Bailey Brown of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee from 1974 to 1975, he was in private practice in Memphis from 1975 to 1992. On August 1, 1991, McCalla was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 6, 1992, received his commission on February 10, 1992, he was Chief Judge from 2008 to 2013, managing the third-busiest federal judicial district in the United States.

McCalla remains an active senior judge. In April of 2018 McCalla decided a case involving an important constitutional challenge to Tennessee's controversial billboard law, he took senior status on August 23, 2013. In 2000, several attorneys who practiced before Judge McCalla and in his courtroom filed complaints again him alleging misconduct; the lawyers accused McCalla of being verbally abusive. McCalla admitted the allegations, he agreed to a formal reprimand, imposed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Council in 2001. McCalla was only one of seven federal judges to be formally disciplined in the 2000s. Despite this incident, McCalla's colleagues subsequently elevated him to the role of Chief Judge where his work helped to make the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee one of the more efficient federal courthouses in the country, according to various statistical measurements including time to trial and trials completed.. Jon Phipps McCalla at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

Vicar (Anglicanism)

Vicar is the title given to certain parish priests in the Church of England. It has played a significant role in Anglican Church organisation in ways that are different from other Christian denominations; the title is old and arises from the medieval arrangement where priests were appointed either by a secular lord, by a bishop or by a religious foundation. Wherever there is a vicar. Vicar derives from the Latin "vicarius" meaning a substitute. Anglican parish priests were divided into rectors and perpetual curates; these were distinguished according to the way in which they were remunerated. The church was supported by tithes: taxes levied on the personal and agricultural output of the parish. Parish churches in England originated as the personal property of patrons. By the Gregorian reforms of the 11th century all these rights were extinguished for lay patrons, who were able to retain the sole residual power to nominate the rector to a benefice, many lay notables thereupon gave up parish churches into the ownership of religious houses.

Around 40% of rectories in England passed into monastic possession. It had not been unusual for religious houses in possession of rectories to assume the capability to collect tithe and glebe income for themselves, but this practice was banned by the decrees of the Lateran Council of 1215. Thereafter, over the medieval period and priories continually sought papal exemption from the Council's decrees, so as to be able to appropriate the income of rectoral benefices to their own use. However, from the 13th century onwards, English diocesan bishops established the principle that only the glebe and greater tithes could be appropriated by monastic patrons in this manner. By 1535, of 8,838 rectories in England, 3,307 had thus been appropriated with vicarages. In all such instances, these were parish churches in the ownership of houses of Augustinian or Premonstratensian canons, orders whose rules required them to provide parochial worship within their conventual churches. From the mid-14th century onwards the canons were able to exploit their hybrid status to justify petitions for papal privileges of appropriation, allowing them to fill vicarages in their possession either from among their own number, or from secular stipendiary priests removable at will.

Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the rectors and vicars of parishes in monastic possession continued in post, their sources of income unaffected. Rectors received both lesser tithes, vicars the lesser tithes only. Lay grantees of monastic lands took over the monasteries' rights of nomination to monastic rectories. For monastic vicarages, the right to the greater tithes and to nominate a vicar generally passed into the hands of lay owners, known as impropriators. Perpetual curates were appointed to the unbeneficed parishes and chapels of ease in the possession of the canons; these received no tithe income, impropriators were required to provide a fixed stipend. If, in years, a newly created parish was carved out of a larger rectoral or vicarial parish, the incumbent would be a perpetual curate, but would be styled "vicar" in common use. In legislation, the Act for the True Payment of Tithes of 1548, the great tithes are described as those of corn and wood. All such tithes were paid in kind.

Each instance of appropriation, was established for an individual parish. Vicarial tithe included hay and wood. Otherwise the main components of the small tithe, apart from wool, were milk, dairy produce and the young of animals raised as food. Since animal young arrived in exact multiples of ten, local custom established cash adjustments to round the tithe value up or down. All or part of the tithed items might have been commuted by local custom to a fixed cash payment. By the 17th century, many such vicarages had become so poor that there was no prospect of filling them. An Act of Parliament of 1868 permitted perpetual curates to style themselves vicars and the term parson lost popularity; the conjunction of this change with near-contemporaneous church reforms aimed at reducing the disparities of income among cle

2002 Milwaukee Brewers season

The 2002 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers' finishing 6th in the National League Central with a record of 56 wins and 106 losses, their only 100 loss season to date. January 21, 2002: Alex Ochoa was traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Colorado Rockies to the Milwaukee Brewers; the New York Mets sent Glendon Rusch to the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Mets sent Benny Agbayani, Todd Zeile, cash to the Colorado Rockies; the Colorado Rockies sent Ross Gload to the New York Mets. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Jeff D'Amico, Jeromy Burnitz, Lou Collier, Mark Sweeney, cash to the New York Mets. February 8, 2002: Midre Cummings was signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers. On May 23, 2002, Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit four home runs in one game versus the Brewers, he had one single and one double for a total of 19 total bases. The number broke the previous record of 18 total bases set by Joe Adcock; the 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 73rd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League.

The game was held on July 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The game resulted in a 7-7 tie; the next year home field advantage in the World Series would be awarded to the winning league. The game is referred to as a'flop' by sports writers due to the lack of continuation of the game; the roster selection for the 2002 game marked the inaugural All-Star Final Vote competition. Johnny Damon and Andruw Jones represented the American and National Leagues as a result of this contest. April 5, 2002: Marco Scutaro was selected off waivers by the New York Mets from the Milwaukee Brewers. June 4, 2002: Prince Fielder was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2002. June 4, 2002: Hunter Pence was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 40th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign. July 31, 2002: Alex Ochoa was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers with Sal Fasano to the Anaheim Angels for players to be named and Jorge Fábregas; the Anaheim Angels sent Johnny Raburn and Pedro Liriano to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

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