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Wes Unseld

Westley Sissel Unseld is an American former basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988. Unseld starred for the Seneca High School team that won Kentucky state championships in 1963 and 1964. At the University of Louisville in 1965, he played center for the school's freshman team, averaging 35.8 points and 23.6 rebounds over 14 games. Unseld lettered for Louisville as a sophomore and senior, scored 1,686 points and grabbed 1,551 rebounds over 82 games, he led the Missouri Valley Conference in rebounding all three years. Unseld earned NCAA All-American honors in 1967 and 1968 and led Louisville to a 60–22 record during his collegiate career, making trips to the NIT tournament in 1966 and NCAA tournament in 1967 and 1968, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Unseld was drafted by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1968 American Basketball Association draft, was drafted second overall in the first round by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1968 NBA draft.

In his first career game, Unseld recorded 8 points and 22 rebounds in a 124–116 win over the Detroit Pistons. On October 19, Unseld recorded his first double-double of his career after recording 13 points and 20 rebounds in a 124–121 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. On November 22, Unseld recorded 20 points and a career-high 29 rebounds in a 110-121 loss to the Sixers; as a rookie, Unseld helped lead the Bullets to a 57 -- a division title. Unseld averaged 18.2 rebounds per game that year, became the second player to win the Rookie of the Year Award and the Most Valuable Player Award in the same year. Unseld was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, claimed the Sporting News MVP that year. Unseld was one of the best defensive players of his era, in 1975, he led the NBA in rebounding; the following season, he led the NBA in field goal percentage with a.561 percentage. Unseld took the Bullets franchise to four NBA Finals, won the championship in 1978 over the Seattle SuperSonics, in which he was named the Finals MVP.

He ended his playing career following the 1980–81 season, his No. 41 jersey was retired by the Bullets shortly thereafter. Famed for his rebounding, bone-jarring picks and ability to ignite a fast break with his crisp, accurate outlet passes, Unseld made up for his lack of size with brute strength and sheer determination. In 984 NBA games – all with the Bullets – Unseld averaged a double-double, with averages of 10.8 points and 14.0 rebounds per game, as well as 3.9 assists per game, averaging over 36 minutes played per game. Unseld was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988, in 1996, he was named as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all time. After his retirement in 1981, he moved into a front office position with the Bullets, where he served as vice president for six years before being named head coach in 1988, he resigned following the 1994 season with a 202–345 record. Unseld became the team's general manager in 1996 and guided the team to the playoffs once during his tenure.

Unseld's wife, opened Unselds School in 1979. A coed private school located in southwest Baltimore, it has a daycare program, nursery school and a kindergarten-to-eighth grade curriculum. Connie and daughter Kimberley serve as teachers at the school. Unseld works as an office head basketball coach, he is the godfather of Cleveland Cavaliers all-star forward, Kevin Love, as Kevin's father Stan Love was a teammate of Unseld's on the Baltimore Bullets. His son, Wes Unseld Jr. is the assistant coach of the Denver Nuggets. List of National Basketball Association career rebounding leaders List of National Basketball Association career playoff rebounding leaders List of National Basketball Association annual rebounding leaders List of National Basketball Association players with most rebounds in a game List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career rebounding leaders List of University of Louisville people List of people from the Louisville metropolitan area Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com "Legends profile: Wes Unseld".

NBA.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020. Wes Unseld at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

2009–10 ISU Speed Skating World Cup

The 2009–10 ISU Speed Skating World Cup the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2009–2010, was a series of international speed skating competitions which ran the entire season. The season started on 6 November 2009 in Berlin and ended on 14 March 2010 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Compared to previous seasons, fewer competition weekends were held. In total, seven competition weekends were held at six different locations, ten cups were contested, 70 races took place; the World Cup is organized by the International Skating Union. Note: the men's 5000 and 10000 metres were contested as one cup, the women's 3000 and 5000 metres were contested as one cup, as indicated by the color coding. World records going into the 2009–10 season. At the World Cup stop in Salt Lake City on 11 December 2009, Shani Davis of the United States set a new world record on the men's 1500 metres with a time of 1:41.04. At the World Cup stop in Calgary on 6 December 2009, the Canadian team – consisting of Kristina Groves, Christine Nesbitt and Brittany Schussler – set a new world record on the women's team pursuit with a time of 2:55.79.

At the World Cup stop in Salt Lake City on 11 December 2009, Jenny Wolf of Germany set a new world record on the women's 500 metres with a time of 37.00 seconds. International Skating Union

Devotional pictures for swallowing

Schluckbildchen. They were used as a religious practice in the folk medicine throughout the eighteenth to twentieth century, were believed to possess curative powers. Found in the "spiritual medicine chests" of devout believers at that time, by swallowing them they wished to gain these curative powers, they are to be distinguished from Esszettel. Esszettel had either adages, names of saints, prayers or bible verses written on them in the shortened form of sigils. Red paper was used. In Holstein, for example, feverish people were given slips saying „Fieber bleib aus / N. N. ist nicht zu Haus“. In Protestant regions like Württemberg, East Frisia, Oldenburg or Hamburg, people symbolically consumed their own illness by eating a paper note that had their name, date of birth or some kind of phrase written on it; the slip was stuck into a piece of bread or fruit, the sick person ate it. Handwritten or printed Esszettel were used to cure animals, from illnesses like rage disease or numbness; the Sator square was thought to help against Rabies.

In the Upper Bavarian region of Isarwinkel farmers treated their livestock with Esszettel to cure anthrax. There are not many remains of such Esszettel today, one of the reasons lying in the fact that the church institutions had seen Esszettel as pure superstition. Hints as to how they looked like can be found in literature, where triangle shaped Esszettel are mentioned, those not only with the purpose of being swallowed, though; the triangle shaped Esszettel had words or phrases printed on them that were repeated over and over, losing one or two letters with each repetition. That way, the sick person wished to overcome the illness bit by bit. Esszettel that have survived to the present day are remains of mass-produced stock which were sold on pilgrimage markets; these types of Esszettel were printed on stamp-like sheets of paper. They were either varied in a certain pattern; the latter version was called Lukaszettel, one of the printing plates used to print Lukaszettel has been preserved. Sometimes, Esszettel were printed on the back page complementing the front page.

These are considered to be the oldest types of Esszettel. Schluckbildchen had a feed size of 5 to 20 mm. So they were the smallest form of devotional art design. Small pictures of the 19th century were bigger, like the version, produced in Einsiedeln. Schluckbildchen were produced on light sheets of paper. Both possible were series of one theme as well as different themes which would always have the same style. Schluckbildchen can be detected after the middle age. Up to the 19th century copper engraving printings were most including some notes which were produced with a woodcarving technique. Colour printing was used. Schluckbildchen show the Virgin Mary as a picture of mercy in a specific pilgrimage location, sometimes other saints or portrayals from Christian iconography, like the Nomen sacrum or Titulus INRI. Under the theme an inscription is placed naming the location of pilgrimage or the saint, portrayed. Someone made the effort to put on details of the devotional art design; the symmetry of the rectangular, diamond-shaped, round or elliptical-shaped frame elements concentrated the effect of the picture on the central theme.

Effects like rays of light as well as the floating on clouds put emphasise on the transcendental character of the picture. Esszettel were sold not only by merchants in pilgrimage locations, but by charlatans, it is passed on that a charlatan was travelling through Saxony in 1898, who gave Sympathiezettelchen that were written in unreadable words, for an optional prize from 0.30 up to one Deutsche Mark to ill people to eat. Esszettel were prescribed by a Saxon quack in 1913, known under the name “the Reinsdorf miner”. In former times, Schluckbildchen were sold in all pilgrimage locations. Producers were: F. Gutwein, Augsburg J. M. Söckler, Munich F. Pischel, Linz Jos. Nowohradsky, Graz Frères Benziger, Einsiedeln. Brandzettel, which were used for the recovery of animals, were available at Franciscan in Tölz. Schluckbildchen were from time to time a flourishing business of some monasteries. At the beginning of the seventies in the 19th century, “Schluckbildchen” were still sold in Mariazell and Sata Maria del Carmine in Florence.

Schluckbildchen of Our Dear Virgin of Everlasting Aid were sold from Rome to the whole world. Ethnologist Dominik Wunderlin, department manager at the Museum der Kulturen Basel, reported in 2005 that a woman`s monastery in Bavaria, not named in that connection, was still giving away Schluckbildchen at the entrance gate; as the terms Schluckbildchen and Esszettel suggest, their main medical purpose was of spiritual nature called “gratia medicinalis” during the Baroque period. The paper pills were either soaked in water, dissolved or added to dishes, in order to be swallowed by the sick person; the ingestion of little pictures can be seen as a primitive and unmediated form of taking possession of the embodiment of the saint's curative power. Both the ritual effort, made to grasp the true mean