The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper and continuously published in New York City since September 18,1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper, the papers print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation, following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a newspaper of record. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition, the papers motto, All the News Thats Fit to Print, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. On Sunday, The New York Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T, some other early investors of the company were Edwin B.
Morgan and Edward B. We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or exactly wrong, —what is good we desire to preserve and improve, —what is evil, to exterminate. In 1852, the started a western division, The Times of California that arrived whenever a mail boat got to California. However, when local California newspapers came into prominence, the effort failed, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times in 1857. It dropped the hyphen in the city name in the 1890s, One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials it published alone. At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, in 1869, Raymond died, and George Jones took over as publisher. Tweed offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story, in the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned gradually from editorially supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical.
In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign, while this move cost The New York Times readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper eventually regained most of its lost ground within a few years. However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, the paper slowly acquired a reputation for even-handedness and accurate modern reporting, especially by the 1890s under the guidance of Ochs. Under Ochs guidance and expanding upon the Henry Raymond tradition, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, in 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. The New York Times first trans-Atlantic delivery by air to London occurred in 1919 by dirigible, airplane Edition was sent by plane to Chicago so it could be in the hands of Republican convention delegates by evening. In the 1940s, the extended its breadth and reach. The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the section in 1946
In basketball, a rebound, colloquially referred to as a board, is a statistic awarded to a player who retrieves the ball after a missed field goal or free throw. Rebounds are given to a player who tips in a shot on his teams offensive end. Rebounds in basketball are a part in the game, as all possessions change after a shot is successfully made. A rebound can be grabbed by either a player or a defensive player. The majority of rebounds are defensive because the team on defense tends to be in position to recover missed shots. Offensive rebounds give the team another opportunity to score whether right away or by resetting the offense. A block is not considered a rebound, a ball does not need to actually rebound off the rim or backboard for a rebound to be credited. Rebounds are credited after any missed shot, including air balls, if a player takes a shot and misses and the ball bounces on the ground before someone picks it up, the person who picks up the ball is credited for a rebound. Rebounds are credited to the first player that gains possession of the ball or to the player that successfully deflects the ball into the basket for a score. A rebound is credited to a team when it gains possession of the ball after any missed shot that is not cleared by a single player, great rebounders tend to be tall and strong.
Because height is so important, most rebounds are made by centers and power forwards, the lack of height can sometimes be compensated by the strength to box out taller players away from the ball to capture the rebound. For example, Charles Barkley once led the league in rebounding despite usually being much shorter than his counterparts, some shorter guards can be excellent rebounders as well such as point guard Jason Kidd who led the New Jersey Nets in rebounding for several years. Great rebounders must have a sense of timing and positioning. Great leaping ability is an important asset, but not absolutely necessary, players such as Larry Bird and Moses Malone were excellent rebounders, but were never known for their leaping ability. Bird has stated, Most rebounds are taken below the rim, the action can be called blocking out. A team can be boxed out by players using this technique to stop the other team from rebounding. Because fighting for a rebound can be physical, rebounding is often regarded as grunt work or a hustle play.
Overly aggressive boxing out or preventing being boxed out can lead to personal fouls, statistics of a players rebounds per game or rebounding average measure a players rebounding effectiveness by dividing the number of rebounds by the number of games played
Northwestern State University
It is a part of the University of Louisiana System. NSU was founded in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School and it was the first school in Louisiana to offer degree programs in nursing and business education. NSU, along with other state colleges, gained university status in 1970 during the administration of President Arnold R. Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick succeeded the 12-year president, John S. Kyser, a native of El Paso, NSU was one of the first six colleges to enter into NASAs Joint Venture Program. Students worked with NASA scientists to analyze data and do research for the 1996 Space Shuttle Columbia shuttle mission. NSU hosts the Louisiana Scholars College, Louisianas designated honors college in the liberal arts, the Louisiana School for Math and the Arts, a state supported residential high school for sophomores and seniors, is located on the campus. It was a brainchild of former State Representative Jimmy D, Long of Natchitoches, who attended NSU. NSU offers more than 50 degree programs and complete accreditation of all of its degree programs.
Fall 2015 total enrollment was 9,179, a decline from Fall 2004s record enrollment of 10,546, NSU claims more than 70,000 alumni. Northwestern State University stands on ground that has been dedicated to learning for well over a hundred years, prior to the American Civil War, a portion of the present campus was the property of the Bullard family of Natchitoches. As early as 1856, the Bullard mansion was in use as a convent by the Religious Society of the Sacred Heart, the following year a school building was erected at the convent and in 1884 the town and parish of Natchitoches purchased the property. Three of the four white columns that once supported the east gable of the mansion still stand on “The Hill”. The campus, developed upon rolling hills and high river bottomland, is acknowledged to be one of the most spacious, the natural beauty of the site drew people to it even in prehistoric times. Long the home of a major Indian tribe for which it was named, in 1884, the Louisiana State Legislature by Act 51 created the Louisiana State Normal School for the preparation of teachers.
The offer was accepted, and from 1885 to 1918 the Normal School offered two years of study for the training of teachers, baccalaureate programs were inaugurated, and the Louisiana Constitution of 1921, changed the name of the school to Louisiana State Normal College. The resources and curricula of Normal grew steadily to meet the diverse requirements of Louisiana’s expanding population. In 1944, the excellent service in its broader role was accorded formal recognition by Act 326 of the Legislature. The Specialist in Education degree was first offered in 1966 and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education degrees were authorized in 1967
Northwestern State Demons basketball
The Northwestern State Demons basketball team is the basketball team that represents Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, United States. The schools team competes in the Southland Conference. In his first season the team went 17-13 finishing fourth in the Southland Conference, in 2001 McConathy lead the Demons to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance. Specifically, The Demons won the first play in game after the NCAA expanded the tournament from 64 to 65 teams. The Demons defeated Winthrop 71-67 in that game, and lost to Illinois 96-54 in the next round, in 2004 the team went 21-12 and finished first in the Southland Conference but failed to win the conference tournament. The very next year in 2005 the Demons went 26-8 and won the Southland regular season, the Demons would get one of the biggest upsets in the tournament by beating the Iowa Hawkeyes 64-63 in the First Round. The Demons would go on to lose to the West Virginia Mountaineers 67-54 in the Second Round, in 2006 the Demons went 17-15 finishing first in the East division of The Southland Conference.
After some average seasons the Demons broke out in the 2012-13 season when they went 23-9, the team would lose to the Florida Gators 79-47 in the Second Round. The Demons have appeared in three NCAA Tournaments, the Demons have appeared in the CollegeInsider. com Postseason Tournament one time. The Demons have appeared in one NAIA Tournament, list of NCAA Division I mens basketball programs Team website
University of Memphis
The University of Memphis, called The U of M, is an American public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, the University has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, with twenty-five Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of The Tennessee Board of Regents system. The university maintains The Center for Earthquake Research and Information, The Cecil C, a faculty of approximately 930 professors serves about 17,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students. The Daily Helmsman, the independent daily newspaper on the campus, in operation since 1925, in addition, many other student organizations and academic departments, such as the University of Memphis Institute for Egyptian Art and Archaeology, the Cecil C. Over its history, the University of Memphis has graduated many famous alumni, congressman Steve Cohen and former U. S. Senator Fred D. Thompson, historian of the American South Joe Gray Taylor, the Division of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Memphis provides non-credit instruction to people from all walks of life.
Originally established in the 1970s, the programs include face-to-face short courses, customized training for businesses. The University of Memphis is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the board sets Policies and Guidelines that govern all TBR institutions. The Standing Committees of the Board, and some Ad Hoc Committees, meet prior to each Board meeting and include faculty, within this framework, the President of the University of Memphis is the day-to-day administrator of the university. Humphreys School of Law Graduate School School of Public Health Rudi E, in 1909, the Tennessee Legislature enacted the General Education Bill. This bill stated that three colleges be established, one within each division of the state and one additional school for African-American students. After much bidding and campaigning, the state had to choose between two sites to build the new college for West Tennessee and Memphis. Memphis was chosen, one of the reasons being the proximity of the rail line to the site proposed to build the new college for West Tennessee.
This would allow professors and students to go home and visit their relatives, the other three schools established through the General Education Act evolved into East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee State University. This earlier University of Memphis was formed in 1909 by adding to an existing medical school departments of pharmacy, dentistry. On September 10,1912, West Tennessee Normal School opened in Memphis, by 1913 all departments of the earlier University of Memphis, except the law school, had been taken over by West Tennessee Normal School. After Mynders death in 1913, John Willard Brister was chosen to take his place, after Bristers resignation in 1918, Andrew A. Kincannon became president. In 1924, Brister returned to his post as president of the school, the name changed in 1925 to West Tennessee State Teachers College
North Little Rock, Arkansas
North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census, the city includes Dickey-Stephens Park, the new home of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team. Burns Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, is located in western North Little Rock, the NLRPD has approval to operate UAVs. The department has been working with a small pilotless helicopter since 2008, North Little Rock has a long history, dating back to the Burial Mound People. It was once known as Argenta, a name currently applied specifically to downtown North Little Rock, in 1890, Little Rock annexed the unincorporated Argenta community as its Eighth Ward, preempting a competing petition to incorporate Argenta. A neighboring area was incorporated as the Town of North Little Rock in 1901 as part of a plan to reclaim the Eighth Ward from Little Rock. By 1904, the Arkansas Supreme Court allowed the town to annex the Eighth Ward, the combined city adopted the Argenta name by 1906, but reverted to North Little Rock in October 1917.
A remnant of the citys earliest years can be found in North Little Rock City Hall, which still contains plaques referring to Argenta, North Little Rock is located at 34°46′51″N 92°15′25″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 47.0 square miles. As of the census of 2010, there were 62,304 people,25,542 households, the population density was 1,348.6 people per square mile. There were 27,567 housing units at a density of 615.2 per square mile. The city was 54. 0% White,39. 7% Black or African American,0. 41% Native American,0. 59% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,1. 18% from other races, and 1. 26% from two or more races. 5. 7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,32. 0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was out with 25. 5% under the age of 18,9. 0% from 18 to 24,28. 4% from 25 to 44,22. 5% from 45 to 64.
The median age was 36 years, for every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males, the median income for a household in the city was $35,578, and the median income for a family was $43,595. Males had an income of $31,420 versus $24,987 for females
Converse (shoe company)
Converse /ˈkɒnvərs/ is an American shoe company with a production output that primarily consists of apparel, skating shoes and lifestyle brand footwear. Converse is known as one of Americas most iconic footwear companies, the company was founded in 1908. Converse has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003, the company lost a huge monopoly after other companies presented their own styles, but Converse rebounded and changed the targeted audience. During World War II, the company shifted its manufacturing from the public and it was one of the few producers of athletic shoes and for over a half century the company dominated the American court shoe market. Converse manufactures its products under the Cons, Chuck Taylor All-Star, John Varvatos, at age 47, Marquis Mills Converse, who was previously a respected manager at a footwear manufacturing firm, opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in February 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts. The company was a shoe manufacturer, providing winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women.
Then in 1921, a player named Charles H. Chuck Taylor walked into Converse complaining of sore feet and he continued this work until shortly before his death in 1969. Converse customized shoes for the New York Renaissance, the first all-African American professional basketball team, when the U. S. entered World War II in 1941, Converse shifted production to manufacturing rubberized footwear and protective suits for the military. Widely popular during the 1950s and 1960s, Converse promoted a distinctly American image with its Converse Yearbook, artist Charles Kerins created cover art that celebrated Converses role in the lives of high school and college athletes. Through its shoes, Converse developed into a brand. In the 1970s, Converse purchased the rights to Jack Purcell sneakers from B. F. Goodrich. Converse found themselves no longer the official shoe of the National Basketball Association, the chevron and star insignia—a logo that remains on a large portion of Converse footwear other than the All Star—was created by Jim Labadini, an employee.
By the second half of the 1990s, Converse was slipping repeatedly into receivership as debt piled up yearly, the loss of market share, combined with poor business decisions, forced Converse to file for bankruptcy on January 22,2001. In July 2003, Nike paid $309 million to acquire Converse, Nike approached the 1980s revival around 2005 to relaunch the footwear of choice of that decade, and the Chucks quickly became a cultural phenomenon once again. As a result, Nike expanded the Converse brand to other businesses apart from shoes, much akin to its other brands. By November 2012, Converse had disappeared completely from the NBA, as the last dozen players wearing the brand left the NBA or switched shoes over a period of a year. Carlos Arroyo went overseas in late 2011, and Maurice Evans last played for the Washington Wizards in April 2012, udonis Haslem, the last NBA player wearing Converse on the court, followed Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade to switch to Li-Ning in late November 2012
Gulf Star Conference
The Gulf Star Conference was a conference that existed from 1984–85 to 1986–87, three academic years. All of the schools joined the Southland Conference. Dave Waples was the only Commissioner, with the Conference office located in Lake Charles, although the Southland eventually took in all of the former Gulf Star schools, only four joined the Southland immediately upon the Gulf Stars demise. The other two Gulf Star members, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana, initially became independents, Nicholls State joined the SLC for the 1991–92 school year. SLU became a member of the Trans America Athletic Conference in that same year, five of the six remain in the Southland today. The one exception is Southwest Texas State, now known as Texas State and it joined the Western Athletic Conference in July 2012 and moved to the Sun Belt Conference a year later
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences and individuals. It organizes the programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Mens Basketball Tournament and this revenue is distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I, Division II, under NCAA rules, Division I and Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships, larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III. Division I football was divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978. Subsequently, the term Division I-AAA was briefly added to delineate Division I schools which do not field a football program at all, in 2006, Divisions I-A and I-AA were respectively renamed the Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision.
Inter-collegiate sports began in the US in 1852 when crews from Harvard University, as other sports emerged, notably football and basketball, many of these same concepts and standards were adopted. Football, in particular, began to emerge as a marquee sport, the IAAUS was officially established on March 31,1906, and took its present name, the NCAA, in 1910. For several years, the NCAA was a group and rules-making body, but in 1921, the first NCAA national championship was conducted. Gradually, more rules committees were formed and more championships were created, a series of crises brought the NCAA to a crossroads after World War II. The Sanity Code – adopted to establish guidelines for recruiting and financial aid – failed to curb abuses, postseason football games were multiplying with little control, and member schools were increasingly concerned about how the new medium of television would affect football attendance. The complexity of problems and the growth in membership and championships demonstrated the need for full-time professional leadership.
Walter Byers, previously an executive assistant, was named executive director in 1951. Byers wasted no time placing his stamp on the Association, as college athletics grew, the scope of the nations athletics programs diverged, forcing the NCAA to create a structure that recognized varying levels of emphasis. In 1973, the Associations membership was divided into three legislative and competitive divisions – I, II, and III, five years in 1978, Division I members voted to create subdivisions I-A and I-AA in football. Until the 1980s, the association did not offer womens athletics, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, with nearly 1000 member schools, governed womens collegiate sports in the United States
Lester Smith Barnard was the head coach of the University of Memphis and Central Michigan University college football program. He coached their basketball programs and he was a twin brother of Chester S. Barnard. In 1985, he died at the age of 90 in California, lester Barnard at the College Football Data Warehouse