Christos Zoupas

Christos Zoupas (Greek: Χρήστος Ζούπας) is a retired Greek professional basketball player. At a height of 1.80 m (5 ft. 11 in.), he played at the point guard position.

Zoupas started playing basketball with Amyntas in 1960. He then moved to the Greek club AEK Athens in 1962. With AEK, he won 5 Greek League championships (1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970).

He also played in the final four of the FIBA European Champions Cup of the 1965-66 season, which was the first time that the Euroleague ever used a final four system, thus being part of the first Greek team to play in a final four in the Euroleague. He also helped AEK win the championship of the 2nd-tier Cup Winner’s Cup of the 1967-68 season, which was the first European championship won by any Greek team. He scored 12 points in the tournament’s final game.

He was also a member of the FIBA European Selection team in the year 1966.

Zoupas was also a member of the senior men’s Greek national basketball team. In 52 caps played with Greece’s senior men’s team, he scored 352 points, for an average of 6.8 points per game. He played at the FIBA EuroBasket 1967, the FIBA EuroBasket 1969, and the 1967 Mediterranean Games.

†Moschos died of cancer in 1966, but he was inducted into the AEK Hall of Fame in 2008, and added to the 1968 championship team as an honorary member.


Honskirch – miejscowość i gmina we Francji, w regionie Alzacja-Szampania-Ardeny-Lotaryngia, w departamencie Mozela.

Według danych na rok 1990 gminę zamieszkiwało 189 osób, a gęstość zaludnienia wynosiła 29 osób/km² (wśród 2335 gmin Lotaryngii Honskirch plasuje się na 856. miejscu pod względem liczby ludności, natomiast pod względem powierzchni na miejscu 875.).

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Edwin Scharff

Edwin Scharff (March 21, 1887 – May 18, 1955) was a German sculptor. He was born in Neu-Ulm and died in Hamburg.

Scharff attended the Kunstgewerbeschule (1902–3) in Munich and studied painting at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste from 1904 to 1907. He lived in Paris between 1912 and 1913, where he was influenced by the work of Aristide Maillol and Auguste Rodin. After serving in the German army during World War One, where he was badly wounded, he became a professor of sculpture at the Vereinigte Staatsschulen für Freie und Angewandte Kunst, Berlin (1923). He was removed by the Nazis in 1933, after which he found a position at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf (1934–1937).

In 1928 he won a bronze medal in the art competitions of the Olympic Games for his „Médaille pour les Jeux Olympiques“ („Olympic medals“). For the Reich’s Exhibition of 1937 in Düsseldorf he produced two large equestrian statues for the fair’s portals, which resulted in Scharff being classified as a degenerate artist. He continued to work in secret during World War Two, and after the war he became a professor at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg.

In 1955, the city of Hamburg created Edwin Scharff Prize, which is awarded annually to an artist that has influenced the cultural life of the city.

Readers Choice Award

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (EQMM) honors authors each year as voted upon by readers, hence the name, Readers Choice Award. Recipients include many of the most popular authors of thrillers and mysteries.

Awards are bestowed in April of the following year, coinciding with the annual Mystery Writers of America conference, at an informal ceremony sponsored by Dell Publishing.

Edward D. Hoch, who contributed a story each month, had so many stories nominated, they kept him from taking first place until 2007. He received notification shortly before his death.

Clark Howard often won first place and placed second or third in the same year.

Doug Allyn has won more often than any other author.

Leigh Lundin (under the pseudonym L. Leigh) in 2006 became the first first-time writer to take first place in a major Ellery Queen award.

Dale Andrews, a student of the Ellery Queen canon, became the first to place with an Ellery Queen story.


AvtoVAZ (Volzjskij Avtomobilnyj Zavod) (russisk for Volga Automobilfabrikk) ble bygd i tiden fra 1967 til 1969 som en del av en samarbeidsavtale mellom Fiat, den italienske regjeringen og regjeringen i Sovjetunionen. Fabrikken som ble reist er en av de største bilfabrikker i verden. Den har nesten 150 km produksjonslinjer og er unik i det at de fleste komponenter lages på stedet. Den produserer over 800 000 biler årlig. Fabrikken og byen omkring, Toljatti, ble oppkalt etter den italienske kommunistlederen Togliatti som gjorde avtalen mulig.

Den endelige avtalen ble undertegnet 15. august 1966. Anleggsarbeidene startet 14. januar 1967. Første del av fabrikken ble innviet 1. juli 1969 og den første bilen rullet ut fra samlebåndet den 9. september 1970.

Selskapets mest kjente produkter er Zjiguli (Modell BA3-2101) basert på 1966-modell Fiat 124 og kjent verden over som Lada. Fabrikken lager også biler med modellnavn som Oka, Samara, Tarzan, Nadezjda og Niva. Ladas nye samarbeid med GM har resultert i Chevrolet Niva. VAZ har også forsøkt å komme inn på de mer sportslige segmentene, en rekke Ladamodeller ble fabrikktrimmet og utstyrt med Momo-ratt. En convertible ble også laget.

Under perestroikaen fikk Auto VAZ lov til å selge biler til andre kjøpere enn regjeringen. Matematikeren Boris Berezovski sørget for videresalg av bilene til vanlige folk og overtok selskapet fra regjeringen i 1991. AvtoVAZ har siden utviklet nye generasjoner Lada og forbereder seg på å komme tilbake på vesteuropeiske markeder.

I 2003 presenterte VAZ konseptbilen VAZ Lada Revolution, en åpen, enseters sportsbil utstyrt med en 1,6 liters motor som utviklet 215 Hk.

Renault- Nissan har kjøpt opp aksjemajoriteten i Lada og har planer om å bygge Nissan og Renault på en del av Ladafabrikken i 2014.

Hansa Carrier

The Hansa Carrier is a container ship. On 27 May 1990, en route from Korea to the United States, the ship encountered a storm which caused the loss of twenty-one 40-foot cargo containers south of the Alaska Peninsula, near . Five of these cargo containers contained 61,000 Nike shoes, all of which carried a unique serial number which later made it possible to clearly identify them as part of the spilled cargo.

The „Great Shoe Spill of 1990“ was one of the several occasions when shipping accidents have contributed to the knowledge of ocean currents and aided scientists and amateur researchers in their endeavours. After hearing of the accident, oceanic scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer seized the opportunity: He established links with beachcombers and formed a network of people reporting the landfall of the contents of this and other spills. Using OSCURS (Ocean Surface Currents Simulation), a computer simulator developed by oceanographer Jim Ingraham, Ebbesmeyer tracked the oceanic movement of the Hansa Carrier spill and other flotsam, including 34,000 ice hockey gloves washed off the Hyundai Seattle in 1994. In the case of the Hansa Carrier spill, reports from beachcombers revealed that the first 200 shoes started arriving at the northern Washington coast around Thanksgiving 1990, about 6 months after the spill. Beachcomber finds in January-February 1991 off Vancouver Island and in March 1991 in Queen Charlotte Sound showed that the aggregate mass of shoes next floated northward with the winter Davidson Current. The normal spring wind transition from southerly winds of winter to northerly winds of summer off the Pacific northwest coast must have occurred at the end of March 1991, because the next batch of recoveries was reported to the south off Oregon in April and May, indicating that a sharp reversal of currents had moved the flotilla to the south.

Anomaly (Ace Frehley album)

Anomaly is the fifth solo album by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, released on September 15, 2009. It is his first album of new studio material since 1989’s Trouble Walkin‘. Frehley produced most of the album himself, with Marti Frederiksen producing the Sweet cover „Fox on the Run“. The album is dedicated to Kiss drummer Eric Carr, Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and Les Paul. The album debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200, number 20 on the Swedish album chart and number 52 on the German chart.

All songs written by Ace Frehley, except where noted.

Ace Frehley’s official website and YouTube channel released a promo commercial for the album. In the commercial, a boy is outside a sound studio, telling a girl that he has been waiting for the new album for over a year. Their uncle, who is sporting a mullet and wearing a Trouble Walkin‘ t-shirt, tells them he has been waiting for 20 years. Suddenly, from out of a thick cloud of smoke, Frehley on a Chopper appears. He makes a hitchhiking-like gesture (which was used in the Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park film when using his transportation powers), magically giving the trio copies of the CD. He then lets out an „Ack!“ (another reference to the aforementioned film in that it was his common catch phrase) before riding out.

The CD cover folds into a pyramid. Another version of the CD included a temporary tattoo. Anomaly has also been pressed on limited copies of vinyl records.

The track „Outer Space“ is a downloadable song for the Rock Band series.

Département Landes

Das Département Landes [lɑ̃ːd] ist das französische Département mit der Ordnungsnummer 40. Es liegt im Südwesten des Landes in der Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes. Der Name ist ein Plural (les Landes, département des Landes; gascognisch las Lanas) und ist abgeleitet aus der Bezeichnung der dort einst vorherrschenden Heidelandschaft (frz. lande), aus der seit den großen Aufforstungen auf Befehl Napoleons das größte zusammenhängende Waldgebiet Westeuropas geworden ist, bekannt als Les Landes (die Landes).

Das Département grenzt im Westen an den Atlantischen Ozean, innerhalb Aquitaniens im Norden an das Département Gironde, im Nordosten an das Département Lot-et-Garonne und im Süden an das Département Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Im Osten grenzt es an das Département Gers der Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées.

Landschaftlich ist das Département durch das größte zusammenhängende Waldgebiet Westeuropas geprägt, den Forêt des Landes. Der Wald reicht weit über die Grenzen des Départements hinaus südlich bis an den Adour, östlich bis an die Garonne und nördlich bis weit in das Médoc. Im Gegensatz zu den benachbarten Hügel- und Bergländern sind die Landes zum größten Teil eine Tiefebene. Die wenigen Hügel sind flach. Seit den 1980er Jahren sind große Teils des Waldes erheblich geschädigt, mehr als irgendein anderes Waldgebiet in Frankreich.

Bedeutendster Fluss ist der Adour, der den südlichen Teil des Départements in Ost-West-Richtung durchquert, bei Dax nach Südwesten dreht, sich an der Grenze zum Département Pyrénées-Atlantiques mit der Gaves Réunis vereinigt und zwischen Tarnos und Anglet in den Atlantik mündet.

Beschreibung: Das Wappen ist in Blau und Rot geviert. Feld 1 und 4 mit einem goldenen laufenden hersehenden blaubewehrten und -gezungten Löwen und in den anderen Feldern drei goldene Lilien.

Das Département wurde während der Französischen Revolution am 4. März 1790 aus Teilen der damaligen Provinzen Guyenne und Gascogne gebildet. Es untergliederte sich in vier Distrikte (französisch: district), die Vorläufer der Arrondissements. Die Distrikte waren Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, Saint-Sever und Tartas. Das Département und die Distrikte untergliederten sich in 25 Kantone und hatten ca. 200.000 Einwohner. Hauptstadt war bereits Mont-de-Marsan.

Die Arrondissements Dax, Mont-de-Marsan und Saint-Sever wurden am 17. Februar 1800 eingerichtet, das Arrondissement Saint-Sever am 10. September 1926 aufgelöst und in die Arrondissements Dax und Mont-de-Marsan integriert.

Die bevölkerungsreichsten Gemeinden des Départements Landes sind:

Das Département Landes gliedert sich in 2 Arrondissements, 30 Kantone und 331 Gemeinden:

Siehe auch:

Die Landes sind die waldreichste Region Frankreichs. Zwei Drittel des Départements sind von Wäldern (hauptsächlich See-Kiefern) bedeckt. Forstwirtschaft und Holzverarbeitung spielen deshalb eine wichtige Rolle. Haupteinnahmequelle ist der Tourismus, der sich auf die unmittelbare Küstenregion mit ihrem durchgehenden Sandstrand konzentriert; das Meer bietet Surfern und Schwimmern beste Bedingungen, ist allerdings wegen der häufig ablandigen Strömung nicht ungefährlich. Zu den bekannten Badeorten zählen Capbreton, Hossegor, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains, Mimizan-Plage und Biscarrosse-Plage, aber dazwischen liegen auch weniger überlaufene Abschnitte. Im Landesinneren, vor allem in Dax und Saubusse, bieten Thermalbäder die Möglichkeit zur Erholung und zu Kuraufenthalten.

Die lokale Gastronomie bietet typische Gerichte der Region wie Gänsestopfleber (Foie gras), Entenbrust (Magret de canard) oder Hähnchen in Tomaten-Paprika-Sauce (Poulet à la basquaise).

Messstation: Cap-Ferret am Bassin d’Arcachon, 700 Meter vom Meer entfernt (Da das Département Landes nicht über eine eigene Messstation verfügt, wurden die Daten des nördlich benachbarten Départements Gironde angegeben – wobei allerdings zu berücksichtigen ist, dass die Niederschläge zunehmen, je näher man dem Golf von Biskaya kommt; gerade im Frühsommer sind kräftige Gewitter in der Küstenregion (frz. littoral landais) nichts Ungewöhnliches)

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01 Ain | 02 Aisne | 03 Allier | 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence | 05 Hautes-Alpes | 06 Alpes-Maritimes | 07 Ardèche | 08 Ardennes | 09 Ariège | 10 Aube | 11 Aude | 12 Aveyron | 13 Bouches-du-Rhône | 14 Calvados | 15 Cantal | 16 Charente | 17 Charente-Maritime | 18 Cher | 19 Corrèze | 2A Corse-du-Sud | 2B Haute-Corse | 21 Côte-d’Or | 22 Côtes-d’Armor | 23 Creuse | 24 Dordogne | 25 Doubs | 26 Drôme | 27 Eure | 28 Eure-et-Loir | 29 Finistère | 30 Gard | 31 Haute-Garonne | 32 Gers | 33 Gironde | 34 Hérault | 35 Ille-et-Vilaine | 36 Indre | 37 Indre-et-Loire | 38 Isère | 39 Jura | 40 Landes | 41 Loir-et-Cher | 42 Loire | 43 Haute-Loire | 44 Loire-Atlantique | 45 Loiret | 46 Lot | 47 Lot-et-Garonne | 48 Lozère | 49 Maine-et-Loire | 50 Manche | 51 Marne | 52 Haute-Marne | 53 Mayenne | 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle | 55 Meuse | 56 Morbihan | 57 Moselle | 58 Nièvre | 59 Nord | 60 Oise | 61 Orne | 62 Pas-de-Calais | 63 Puy-de-Dôme | 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques | 65 Hautes-Pyrénées | 66 Pyrénées-Orientales | 67 Bas-Rhin | 68 Haut-Rhin | 69D Rhône | 69M Métropole de Lyon | 70 Haute-Saône | 71 Saône-et-Loire | 72 Sarthe | 73 Savoie | 74 Haute-Savoie | 75 Paris | 76 Seine-Maritime | 77 Seine-et-Marne | 78 Yvelines | 79 Deux-Sèvres | 80 Somme | 81 Tarn | 82 Tarn-et-Garonne | 83 Var | 84 Vaucluse | 85 Vendée | 86 Vienne | 87 Haute-Vienne | 88 Vosges | 89 Yonne | 90 Territoire de Belfort | 91 Essonne | 92 Hauts-de-Seine | 93 Seine-Saint-Denis | 94 Val-de-Marne | 95 Val-d’Oise

Départements in Übersee (DOM): 971 Guadeloupe | 972 Martinique | 973 Französisch-Guayana | 974 Réunion | 976 Mayotte

16 Charente | 17 Charente-Maritime | 19 Corrèze | 23 Creuse | 24 Dordogne | 33 Gironde | 40 Landes | 47 Lot-et-Garonne | 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques | 79 Deux-Sèvres | 86 Vienne | 87 Haute-Vienne


1937 PGA Championship

The 1937 PGA Championship was the 20th PGA Championship, held May 24–30 at Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, a suburb northeast of Pittsburgh. Then a match play championship, Denny Shute won his second consecutive PGA Championship in less than seven months, defeating Harold „Jug“ McSpaden in 37 holes. The previous edition in 1936 was held in November at Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Shute was 3 holes up after the morning round of the finals, but McSpaden had the lead with nine holes remaining and was 2 up with three holes to go. Shute birdied the 34th hole and McSpaden bogeyed the 35th to square up the match as they went to the 36th tee. McSpaden missed a four-foot (1.3 m) birdie putt to win and they halved the hole and went to a 37th hole. McSpaden lipped out his par-saving putt from 8 feet (2.4 m) to end the match.

Shute was the last to successfully defend his title at the PGA Championship until Tiger Woods won consecutive titles in 1999 and 2000. It was Shute’s third and final major title; his first was at the British Open in 1933 at St. Andrews.

Usually played later in the schedule, this PGA Championship was in late May, the first of three times it was held before the U.S. Open and British Open. Prior to World War II, the PGA Championship was most often played in September, but ranged from late May (1937, 1942) to early December (1929). Since 1969, it has been held in early to mid-August, except for 1971.

The match play format at the PGA Championship in 1937 called for 12 rounds (216 holes) in seven days:


Sunday, May 30, 1937



Government comics

Government comics include informational material produced in comic book-format by governments and their affiliated bodies. These works fulfill a wide variety of purposes often seen in government publications, primarily educating the public about government programs or lifestyle choices the government wants to encourage. Richard L. Graham examines and dissects the United States‘ government comics in Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s.

In 1942, the Advertising Research Foundation conducted a study which found that „for adults, the most widely read non-advertising feature in newspapers was the comic strip.“ In an effort to boost public support for ongoing foreign policies, the government looked to this study, and tried to persuade and suggest themes and ideas of soldiers and America as a whole, for artists to include in their weekly publications. Government officials understood that comics „have the capacity to simplify even the most crucial civic issues and shape public opinion.“ Not being satisfied with the images found in local papers and national magazines, the government went a step farther and began publishing their own comics. The intentions behind these publications were to „reinforce the government’s expectations about the preferred cultural identity of the country.“ When examining government issued comics, it is important to realize that they give us an idea of the government’s „idealized or assumed ‚American experience‘.“The themes and ideas found within the comics written and distributed by the government „express the government’s attempts to recognize and address the nation’s attitudes and concerns.“

These comics were mainly printed by federal agencies, but the government also commissioned works printed by Marvel, Harvey, and DC Comics. Some of the more well known artists within the comic world were also an integral part of creating and popularizing government issued comics. Will Eisner, an army veteran, created the character „Joe Dope“, and contributed to the creation of PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, which published illustrated pamphlets to complement other army publications. Before he was Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel also wrote and drew for the government. After becoming a captain in the army, Geisel worked in the animation branch, „where he wrote episodes of Private Snafu, a series of cartoon shorts for soldiers.“ Along with Munro Leaf, Geisel created an illustrated pamphlet for the army, which addressed the problems of malaria. Another famous artist commissioned by the government was Walt Disney. While Walt Disney Studios in California „became extensive ‚war plants‘, housing mountains of munitions“, artists were also developing characters for the comic Winter Draws On, a manual of sorts, for the United States Army Air Forces.

These comics were „distributed at schools, civic events, and recruiting offices; they were inserted in local newspapers and national magazines“, and can be found online on official government sites. The target audience for these comics included „women, children, workers, ethnic groups, and immigrants.“ The Federal Civil Defense Administration „produced comics designed to teach children how to survive everything from natural disasters—such as fires or earthquakes—to an atomic holocaust.“ By addressing the children, they could then in turn „get the word out to their parents about what families could do to protect themselves: build home shelters, stockpile canned goods and bottled water, learn first aid, and drop to the ground if they happened to get caught outside during an atomic blast.“ One example of these targeting tactics is Bert the Turtle, „likely the most famous pop icon of the Atomic Age“, from the comic Duck and Cover. „The strategy behind Bert was to have a cartoon animal stand-in soften the blow when a topic was too scary to deal with directly.“

Coming Home is a graphic novel written by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, published by the Ceridian Corporation in 2008. It is intended for educational purposes for military members, veterans, and family members. The novel centers around three main characters, each previously active-duty members in the military dealing with the transition of coming back home. The struggles of the transition from combat back to family life are shown through each of the character’s individual struggles.

In Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic, the CDC frames a real survival lesson in the entertaining zombie narrative. The story depicts a zombie apocalypse from the perspective of two residents of an unnamed town in southeast America, with an interlude showing the Center for Disease Control’s attempts to counter the pandemic. The comic utilizes the zombie narrative’s ability to „fulfill survivalist fantasies.“