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Zakopane

Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland, in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. From 1975 to 1998, it was part of Nowy Sącz Province; as of 2017 its population was 27,266. Zakopane is a center of Goral culture and is referred to as "the winter capital of Poland”, it is a popular destination for mountaineering and tourism. Zakopane lies near Poland's border with Slovakia, in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill, it can be reached by bus from the province capital, Kraków, about two hours away. Zakopane lies 800–1,000 meters above sea level and centers on the intersection of its Krupówki and Kościuszko Streets; the earliest documents mentioning Zakopane date to the 17th century, describing a glade called Zakopisko. In 1676 it was a village of 43 inhabitants. In 1818 Zakopane was a small town, still being developed. There were only 340 homes; the population of Zakopane at that time was 1,805. 934 women and 871 men lived in Zakopane. The first church was built by Józef Stolarczyk.

Zakopane became a center for the region's metallurgy industries. It expanded during the 19th century. By 1889 it had developed from a small village into a climatic health resort. Rail service to Zakopane began October 1, 1899. In the late 1800s Zakopane constructed a road that went to the town of Nowy Targ, railways that came from Chabówka; because of easier transportation the population of Zakopane had increased to about 3,000 people by the end of the 1900s. In the 19th century, the Krupówki street was just a narrow beaten path, meant for people to get from the central part of town to Kuźnice; the ski jump on Wielka Krokiew was opened in 1925. The cable car to Kasprowy Wierch was completed in 1936; the funicular connected Zakopane and the top of Gubałówka in 1938. Because of Zakopane's popular ski mountains, the town gained popularity this made the number of tourists increase to about 60,000 people by 1930. In March 1940, representatives of the Soviet NKVD and the Nazi Gestapo met for one week in Zakopane's Villa Tadeusz, to coordinate the pacification of resistance in Poland.

Throughout World War II, Zakopane served as an underground staging point between Hungary. From 1942 to 1943, 1,000 prisoners from the German Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp were set to work in a stone quarry; the Zakopane Style of Architecture is an architectural mode inspired by the regional art of Poland's highland region known as Podhale. Drawing on the motifs and traditions in the buildings of the Carpathian Mountains, the style was pioneered by Stanislaw Witkiewicz and is now considered a core tradition of the Goral people; the Tatras are a popular destination among hikers, ski-tourers and climbers. There is a network of well marked hiking trails in the Tatras and according to the national park regulations the hikers must stick to them. Most of these trails are overcrowded in the summer season; the High Tatras offer excellent opportunities for climbing. In summer and snow are both potential hazards for climbers, the weather can change quickly. Thunderstorms are common in the afternoons. In winter the snow can be up to several meters deep.

In the winter, thousands arrive in Zakopane to ski around Christmas and in February. The most popular skiing areas are Kasprowy Gubałówka. There are a number of cross country skiing trails in the forests surrounding the town. Zakopane hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships in 1929, 1939, 1962, it hosted the Alpine World Ski Championships in 1939, the first outside the Alps and the last official world championships prior to World War II. Zakopane made unsuccessful bids to host the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2011 and 2013 Alpine World Ski Championships. Zakopane is visited by over 2,500,000 tourists a year. In the winter, Zakopanes tourists are interested in winter sports activities such as skiing, ski jumping, sleigh rides, snowshoe walks, Ice skating. During the summer, Tourists come to do activities like hiking, climbing and horse ride the Tatras mountain, there are many trails in the Tatras. Tourists ride quads and dirt bikes. Swimming and boat rides on the Dunajec river is popular. Many come to experience Goral culture, rich in its unique styles of food, architecture and costume.

Zakopane is popular during the winter holidays, which are celebrated in traditional style, with dances, decorated horse-pulled sleighs called kuligs and roast lamb. A popular tourist activity is taking a stroll through the town's most popular street: Krupówki, it is lined with stores, carnival rides, performers. During the winter and summer seasons, Krupówki Street is crowded with tourists visiting the shops and restaurants. In the summer, a local market along Krupówki Street offers traditional Goral apparel, leather jackets, fur coats and purses. Venders sell foods like the famous oscypek smoked sheep cheese, fruit and meats. There are many stands with Zakopane souvenirs. Zakopane is popular for night life. At night there are always people walking around town checking out the different bars and dance clubs. Most of these bars and dance clubs are located on the Krupowki street; these are the bars that are located in Zakopane: Paparazzi, Cafe Piano, Anemone, Cafe Antrakt, Winote

University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges, it hosts 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2020 universities ranking, U. S. News & World Report ranked UT 104th among all national universities and 44th among public institutions of higher learning. Seven of its alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. James M. Buchanan, M. S.'41, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. UT's ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT–Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students. Affiliated with the university are the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region.

The university is a direct partner of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, one of two Level I trauma centers in East Tennessee. The University of Tennessee is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects; the university holds collections of the papers of all three U. S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson. UT is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide. On September 10, 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state and at a meeting of the legislature of the Southwest Territory at Knoxville, Blount College was established with a charter; the new, all-male, non-sectarian institution struggled for 13 years with a small student body and faculty, in 1807, the school was rechartered as East Tennessee College as a condition of receiving the proceeds from the settlement devised in the Compact of 1806. When Samuel Carrick, its first president and only faculty member, died in 1809, the school was temporarily closed until 1820.

When it reopened, it began experiencing growing pains. Thomas Jefferson had recommended that the college leave its confining single building in the city and relocate to a place it could spread out. Coincidentally, in the Summer of 1826, the trustees explored "Barbara Hill" as a potential site and relocated there by 1828. In 1840, the college was elevated to East Tennessee University; the school's status as a religiously non-affiliated institution of higher learning was unusual for the period of time in which it was chartered, the school is recognized as the oldest such establishment of its kind west of the Appalachian Divide. Tennessee was a member of the Confederacy in 1862 when the Morrill Act was passed, providing for endowment funds from the sale of federal land to state agricultural colleges. On February 28, 1867, Congress passed a special Act making the State of Tennessee eligible to participate in the Morrill Act of 1862 program. In January 1869, ETU was designated as Tennessee's recipient of the Land-Grant designation and funds.

In accepting the funds, the university would focus upon instructing students in military and mechanical subjects. ETU received $396,000 as its endowment under the program. Trustees soon approved the establishment of a medical program under the auspices of the Nashville School of Medicine and added advanced degree programs. East Tennessee University was renamed the University of Tennessee in 1879 by the state legislature. During World War II, UT was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. African-American attorney Rita Sanders Geier filed suit against the state of Tennessee in 1968 alleging that its higher education system remained segregated despite a federal mandate ordering desegregation, she claimed that the opening of a University of Tennessee campus at Nashville would lead to the creation of another predominantly white institution that would strip resources from Tennessee State University, the only state-funded Historically black university.

The suit was not settled until 2001, when the Geier Consent Decree resulted in the appropriation of $77 million in state funding to increase diversity among student and faculty populations among all Tennessee institutions of higher learning. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship campus of the statewide University of Tennessee system, governed by a 12-member board of trustees appointed by the Governor of Tennessee; the Board of Trustees appoints a president to oversee the operations of the system, four campuses, two statewide institutes. Randy Boyd, a former candidate for governor, is serving as interim president while a search is conducted for a replacement following the retirement of Joseph A. DiPietro; the president appoints, with Board of Trustees approval, chancellors for each campus. The Knoxville campus is headed by interim Chancellor Wayne Davis who functions as the chief executive officer of the campus and is responsible for its daily administration and management. Beginning July 1, 2019, Chancellor-Elect Donde Plowman will take leadership of the Knoxville campus.

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor David Manderscheid is responsible for the academic administration of the Knoxville campus and is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet. Campus policing and security is provided by the

Ōfuji Noburō Award

The Ōfuji Noburō Award is an animation award given at the Mainichi Film Awards. It is named after Japanese animator Noburō Ōfuji. Following the death of pioneering animator Noburō Ōfuji in 1961, Mainichi established a new award in his honour to recognise animation excellence. A specialist in silhouette animation, Ōfuji was one of the earliest Japanese animators to gain international recognition, winning accolades at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival and the 1956 Venice Film Festival; this award was first presented in 1962 for Tale of a Street Corner by Osamu Tezuka. With the growth of the animation industry in Japan, the award in the 1980s came to be dominated by big budget studio productions, over the work of the independent animators for whose efforts it was established. To address this concern, the Animation Grand Award was established to reward large scale cinematic animation, enabling the Ōfuji award to focus on shorter pieces again; this award was first presented in 1989 for Kiki's Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki.

The award encompasses a much wider variety of animation. Two of the most frequent winners over the years, Tadanari Okamoto and Kihachirō Kawamoto, specialize in stop motion rather than cel animation; as well as being an adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel, The Old Man and the Sea is the winning work of Russian animator Aleksandr Petrov. Note: Incomplete. 1962 - Tale of a Street Corner by Osamu Tezuka 1963 - Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji 1965 - Ai 1979 - The Castle of Cagliostro 1981 - Gauche the Cellist 1983 - Barefoot Gen 1984 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1985 - Night on the Galactic Railroad 1986 - Castle in the Sky 1988 - My Neighbor Totoro 1995 - Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo 1996 - Rusuban by N&G Production 1998 - Mizu no Sei Kappa Hyakuzu by Shirokumi 1999 - Rōjin to Umi - The Old Man and the Sea by Aleksandr Petrov 2000 - Blood: The Last Vampire by Hiroyuki Kitakubo/Production I. G 2001 - Kujira Tori by Studio Ghibli 2002 - Millennium Actress by Satoshi Kon/Madhouse 2003 - Winter Days 2004 - Mind Game by Masaaki Yuasa/Studio 4°C 2005 - tough guy! by Shintarō Kishimoto 2006 - Tekkon Kinkreet by Michael Arias/Studio 4°C 2007 - A Country Doctor by Kōji Yamamura 2008 - Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli 2009 - Denshin-Bashira Elemi no Koi by Hideto Nakata/Sovat Theater 2010 - Not awarded 2011 - 663114 by Isamu Hirabayashi 2012 - Combustible by Katsuhiro Ōtomo 2013 - The Moon That Fell Into the Sea by Akira Oda 2014 - Crazy Little Thing by Onohana 2015 - Datum Point by Ryo Orikasa 2016 - In This Corner of the World by Sunao Katabuchi 2017 - Lu Over the Wall by Masaaki Yuasa 2018 - Liz and the Blue Bird by Naoko Yamada 2019 - A Japanese Boy Who Draws by Masanao Kawajiri List of animation awards

Robyn Ah Mow-Santos

Robyn Mokihana Ah Mow-Santos is the head coach of the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team and a former American indoor volleyball player. She is a setter on the USA national team and played at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Athens Olympics, played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, helping Team USA to a silver medal, she worked as an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team until 2016, the 2015 season being most notable. And additionally, as of 2017, she’s head coaching a 15’s team at Na Keiki Mau Loa Volleyball Club. Ah Mow was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Talmage and Lovina Ah Mow, has two brothers and Tyson, two sisters and Arlene, she is married to Niobel Rafael Santos, former amateur athlete, now a member of the U. S. Armed has served three tours in Iraq, they have a son Jordan Nohili, born on February 2, 2003, a daughter, Jream Puanani Maria, born August 1, 2010. Ah Mow-Santos attended college at the University of Hawai'i from 1993-1996 where she was a two-time AVCA First Team all-American.

As a setter, she helped Hawai'i to the 1996 NCAA Championship match. She attended Mckinley High School in Hawaii, she started to do some international competition with the USA national team in 1999, setting in seven games at the NORCECA championships and playing in 13 sets at the World Cup. In 2000, she played in four sets of the Nike Americas’ Volleyball Challenge, helping Team USA qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, she set the team to victories over no. 5 Korea and no. 7 Japan at the Grand Prix. At the 2000 Olympic Games, she started all seven matches and led the team to a.263 hitting percentage and a fourth-place finish. In 2001, she earned Most Valuable Player honors at the World Championship Qualification Tournament and was named the "Best Setter" at the NORCECA Zone Championships and played professionally for Castelo de Maia in Portugal. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, she was the starter and the team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals.

In her career, she has set for team USA at the World Grand Prix, the Pan American Cup, NORCECA, the Olympics, the FIVB world cup as well as numerous exhibition tours. More she has set some matches for team USA in their 2008 exhibition pre-Olympic game matches. Robyn made her third Olympic appearance at the 2008 Summer Olympics, helping Team USA to a silver medal. 2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Setter" 2001 NORCECA Championship "Best Setter" 2003 NORCECA Championship "Best Setter" 2006 Pan-American Cup "Best Setter"

Rose of Turaida

Maija, known as Rose of Turaida was a murdered girl whose grave, in the grounds of Turaida Castle in Latvia, is still much visited. After a battle at the foot of Turaida Castle in 1601, the castle clerk, while searching for survivors, found a baby in the arms of its dead mother, he brought her up as his own. She grew up to be beautiful and so was known as the "Rose of Turaida", she fell in love with Viktor, the gardener at the castle of Sigulda and in the autumn of 1620 they prepared to be married. Shortly before the wedding Maija received a letter from Viktor asking her to meet him at the Gutmanis Cave, their usual meeting place, she went to the cave with the young daughter of her adoptive father. When she reached it, however, it was not Viktor she encountered but a Polish nobleman or soldier called Adam Jakubowski, lying in wait for her with the intention of forcing her to be his wife. Maija promised to give him her magic scarf, that had the power to make the wearer immune from injury, if he would let her go, persuaded him to test its power on her.

He struck her with an axe and she died, having thus saved her honour. In the evening Viktor came to the cave and found the body of his betrothed and was accused of the murder, but in court there appeared a witness called Peteris Skudritis, who testified that he had been commissioned by Jakubowski to deliver the fatal letter. Lenta confirmed the course of events. Viktor buried his betrothed near the castle, planted a linden tree on the grave and left the country forever. According to documents in Sigulda's archives the soldier was caught and hanged for his crime. From on it has been customary for newlyweds to leave flowers on the grave of the Rose of Turaida in hopes of knowing the same eternal love and devotion. Turaida and Sigulda: InYourPocket Guide website Gaujas Nacionalais Parks Adelbert Cammerer. Die Jungfrau von Treiden. Ein Historisch-Romantisches Gemälde aus der Vorzeit Livlands

Gen-Y Cops

Gen-Y Cops is a 2000 Hong Kong science fiction action film directed by Benny Chan and starring Edison Chen, Stephen Fung and Sam Lee. The film is a sequel to Gen-X Cops; the film opens in Washington D. C. where a new government robot called RS-1 is scheduled to make its debut at a convention in Hong Kong. Doctor Cameron gives the investors a demonstration of RS-1 while agents Ross Tucker, Ian Curtis, Jane Quigley watch. However, soon a malfunction with the robot occurs during one of its tests, resulting in the robot beginning to shoot at everyone; however and Ian shoot at the control panel which stops the robot. Cameron is now reconsidering bringing RS-1 to Hong Kong, but the investors tell Cameron to fix the issue and send it to save their own butts; the malfunction comes from a hack by Kurt, the designer of RS-1, unceremoniously fired for being young and a bit reckless. Kurt intends to get the help of rogue FBI agent Quincy. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, two of the original Gen-X Cops and Alien, must go undercover as weapons dealers to bust a missing undercover cop named Edison.

When they make a deal, the duo beat up the dealer and find a room with beaten up victims. Alien mistakes one victim for Edison but soon find Edison still in cahoots with the leader of the gang. Edison shoots their guns as a cover up; when Alien and match learn that the gang running the operation has stolen the Hong Kong police entry for the robot convention, Alien mistakes a phone for a bomb he has just purchased. Alien throws the bomb phone to the Ferrari he and Match drove in; the explosion blows their cover and Match and Edison are forced to fight not only cage fighters, but using a flash bomb, defeat the gang and have them all arrested. The next day at headquarters, the trio of cops join others in seeing Dr. Tang demonstrating the recovered Hong Kong robot but things don't go as planned. On the day of the convention, the FBI arrives and Edison looks at Jane, who looks back only to get distracted, it is soon apparent that the FBI are not going to be able to get along. When Jane attempts to show a demonstration of the security system, the system does not work.

Ian gets miffed and when Hong Kong lieutenant Chung asks if they can get the FBI anything, all the agents request coffee. Match is not happy, but Alien takes the task as he intends to put his dandruff in all of the coffee for the FBI agents; when Match tries out a cup, Alien looks at him with a surprising look. Edison meets the friend that night at Jumbo Restaurant; the old friend is Kurt, still somewhat shocked that Edison is a cop. When Edison tells Kurt he will help him, the two hug it out only for Kurt to drug Edison with a hypnosis drug. Under the hypnosis, Edison steals the robot. Kurt once has the robot kill Doctor Cameron. Edison breaks out of the spell and is surprised to learn that he had killed Quincy, trying to kill him admitting Kurt's treachery beforehand; when Ian sees the dead Quincy, he fights Edison but Edison escapes and resorts to taking Jane as a hostage. After a standoff involving Match and Alien as well as the FBI, the two end up in Kurt's van where Edison learns what had happened.

He and Jane make their escape, destroying the friendship between Kurt. Match and Alien soon become the scapegoats for Edison when they learn that if Edison and the robot cannot be recovered, they will have to take the fall; the next day, Edison remembers a man in a lobster suit during his hypnosis. He and Jane, starting to believe that Edison may be innocent after all, find the lobster man. However, they were both tracked by Match and Alien as well as the FBI. Jane returns with the FBI while Edison and Alien are being shot at by the FBI. Edison finds an unexpected ally in the lobster man; as for Match and Alien, the two end up in the hospital along with the injured FBI agents. A confrontation between Match and Ian gets physical until Ross and Chung arrive to break it up. Ian assures Alien that they will take the fall if Edison and the robot are not found. Jane attempts to convince Ian that Edison may have been drugged and may be innocent, but Ian won't hear of it. Ross tells everyone to cool off and they leave the hospital.

Edison finds Kurt in an abandoned warehouse. Match and Alien find the robot, they soon find themselves in the mix. Kurt, escapes again but Match and Alien trap Edison and tell him they have to take them in to save themselves; when Match and Alien bring Edison back to headquarters, they are hailed as heroes for the arrest of Edison. However, they soon become convinced. With help from Oli, Match's techie girlfriend, Peggy, a techie who has a serious crush on Alien, they are able to tap into Edison's memory and have learned where the robot may be found; when they decide to find RS-1, Jane confronts them only to agree to help them out. They learn Kurt plans to sell RS-1 to an Arab terrorist but as they bust the dealers and Kurt, Ross arrives; when Jane asks Ross where backup is, Ross is revealed to be involved in the entire scheme with the dead agent Quincy. When the deal is finalized, Ian arrives in time and had learned of Ross betraying everyone only to put a tracking device himself on Ross; this leads to a confrontation.

The terrorist is killed and a fight ensues between Ross and Ian. As Ross begins to get the upper hand, Match comes to the rescue and he and Ian team up to fight Ross; when Ross gets Ian to the edge of a shipping contai