Erling Evensen


Olympic medal record

Men’s cross country skiing

1948 St. Moritz
4 x 10 km

Erling Evensen (April 29, 1914 – July 31, 1998) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1940s. He won a bronze medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. Evensen also finished 15th in the 18 km event at those same games.
External links[edit]

18 km results – 1948 Winter Olympics

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Lochmodocerus antennatus


Lochmodocerus antennatus

Scientific classification








L. antennatus

Binomial name

Lochmodocerus antennatus
Burne, 1984

Lochmodocerus antennatus is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and the only species in the genus Lochmodocerus. It was described by Burne in 1984.[1]

^ – Lochmodocerus antennatus. Retrieved on 8 September 2014.

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Vortex (Bond and Larkin novel)



First edition cover

Larry Bond, Patrick Larkin

Cover artist
Peter Thorpe (design/illustration)

United States


Thriller, war novel

Little, Brown and Warner Books

Publication date

June 1991

Media type
Print (Paperback)

909 pp (paperback edition)

0-446-51566-3 (first edition, hardback) & ISBN 0-446-36304-9 (Paperback edition)


Dewey Decimal

813/.54 20

LC Class
PS3552.O59725 V6 1991

Vortex is a 1991 war novel by Larry Bond and Patrick Larkin. Set during the final years of apartheid in South Africa, Vortex follows the assassination of a reformist National Party president and his cabinet by the African National Congress, as well as a subsequent seizure of power by far-right Afrikaners. The plot unfolds through a series of intertwining accounts narrated through several characters. It was a commercial success, receiving generally positive reviews.
A Vortex audiobook, presented by David Purdham, was released via Simon Schuster Audio in August 1991.


1 Background
2 Plot
3 Characters

3.1 South Africans
3.2 Americans
3.3 Cubans

4 Reception
5 References

In an increasingly tense, hypothetical South Africa, the ruling National Party and newly elected State President Frederick Haymans seek to negotiate diplomatic reforms with the African National Congress (ANC). However, beneath the surface progress has been slow, since the ANC refuses to disarm its militant wing or cease planning guerrilla operations, and Haymans remains solidly opposed to a universal franchise.
South African paratroopers raid an African National Congress base in Zimbabwe. The raiders uncover plans for “Broken Covenant,” an ANC plot to assassinate the government as they travel back to Pretoria from Cape Town aboard the Blue Train for the legislature’s summer recess. The raid comes at a time when the government’s talks with the ANC are approaching a major breakthrough; the ANC decides to abort Broken Covenant, not knowing that the South Africans already have information on the plan. Seeing an opportunity to take power with the leadership eliminated, Internal Security Minister Karl Vorster deliberately excuses himself from the trip. A courier assigned to transmit the abort signal to the ambush team is also killed in a hit-and-run.
With Haymans and his Cabinet killed in the attack, Vorster assumes the presidency and declares marti

St. John’s Episcopal Church (Montgomery, Alabama)


St. John’s Episcopal Church

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

St. John’s Episcopal Church in 2009.

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113 Madison Ave., Montgomery, Alabama

32°22′47″N 86°18′26″W / 32.37972°N 86.30722°W / 32.37972; -86.30722Coordinates: 32°22′47″N 86°18′26″W / 32.37972°N 86.30722°W / 32.37972; -86.30722

less than one acre


Frank Wills; Henry Dudley

Architectural style
Gothic Revival

NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP
February 24, 1975[1][2]

St. John’s Episcopal Church is a historic Gothic Revival church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. It was designed by the New York City architectural firm of Frank Wills and Henry Dudley. The church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 24 February 1975.[1]
St. John’s parish was organized in 1834 and by 1837 the parishioners had moved into a modest brick sanctuary on the corner of Perry and Jefferson Streets. After little more than a decade, the church needed to expand after the state capital moved to Montgomery and a rise in cotton production swelled the region’s population. The current building was completed in 1855, in the same city block as the old, but facing Madison Street.[3]

An interior view toward the altar in 1934.

St. John’s Episcopal Church was involved in several historic events around the time of the American Civil War. It hosted the Secession Convention of Southern Churches in 1861, which had helped fuel the South’s secession movement. St. John’s was also the church attended by the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, when Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States of America. The church was forced to close its doors in 1865 under Union Army orders, it would reopen for services in 1866.[3]
The old building from the 1830s was torn down in 1869 and its bricks were used to construct an addition to the main structure. The building was expanded again in 1906. The church hosted many Army recruits from the nearby “Camp Sheridan” tent city during World War I, until an outbreak of the Spanish Flu forced the church to temporarily close its doors.
In May 1925, a bronze plaque in honor of President Jefferson Davis was dedicated.[4] John Trotwood Moore, the State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee, was invited to give a speech.[4]
The church was renovated in

The Nightmare


For the 2015 film of the same name, see The Nightmare (2015 film).

The Nightmare. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 127 mm. Detroit Institute of Arts

The Nightmare is a 1781 oil painting by Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli. It shows a woman in deep sleep with her arms thrown below her, in a room filled with white light, and with a demonic and apelike incubus crouched on her chest.
The painting’s dream like and haunting erotic evocation of infatuation and obsession was a huge popular success. After its first exhibition, at the 1782 Royal Academy of London, critics and patrons reacted with horrified fascination and the work became widely popular, to the extent that it was parodied in political satire, and an engraved version was widely distributed. In response, Fuseli produced at least three other versions.
Interpretations vary. The canvas seems to portray simultaneously a dreaming woman and the content of her nightmare. The incubus and horse’s head refer to contemporary belief and folklore about nightmares, but have been ascribed more specific meanings by some theorists.[1] Contemporary critics were taken aback by the overt sexuality of the painting, since interpreted by some scholars as anticipating Jungian ideas about the unconscious.


1 Description
2 Exhibition
3 Interpretation
4 Legacy

4.1 Influence on literature
4.2 In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

5 References
6 Notes
7 Further reading
8 External links

The Nightmare simultaneously offers both the image of a dream—by indicating the effect of the nightmare on the woman—and a dream image—in symbolically portraying the sleeping vision.[2] It depicts a sleeping woman draped over the end of a bed with her head hanging down, exposing her long neck. She is surmounted by an incubus that peers out at the viewer. The sleeper seems lifeless, and, lying on her back, takes a position then believed to encourage nightmares.[3] Her brilliant coloration is set against the darker reds, yellows, and ochres of the background; Fuseli used a chiaroscuro effect to create strong contrasts between light and shade. The interior is contemporary and fashionable, and contains a small table on which rests a mirror, phial, and book. The room is hung with red velvet curtains which drape behind the bed. Emerging from a parting in the curtain is the head of a horse with bold, featureless eyes.
For contemporary viewers, The Nightmare invoked the relationship of the incubus and the horse (m

Carlos Raúl Contín


Carlos Raúl Contín

Governor of Entre Ríos Province

In office
October 12, 1963 – June 28, 1966

Preceded by
Leandro Ruiz Moreno

Succeeded by
Ricardo Favre

Provincial Deputy of Entre Ríos Province

In office
May 1, 1958 – March 29, 1962

Personal details

November 4, 1915
Nogoyá, Entre Ríos Province

August 8, 1991(1991-08-08) (aged 75)
Buenos Aires

Political party
Radical Civic Union

Nélida Biaggioni

Alma mater
National University of the Littoral


Carlos Raúl Contín (November 4, 1915 — August 8, 1991) was an Argentine politician and leader of the centrist Radical Civic Union (UCR).
Life and times[edit]
Born in Nogoyá, Contín enrolled in the National University of the Littoral and became a biochemist by profession. He married Nelida Biaggioni, a native of the city of Gálvez, Santa Fe Province, in 1946. Contín campaigned from his youth for the UCR, representing the party as alderman of his city, Nogoyá, at the age of 30 years. A leader of the UCR’s “Unionist” wing (the faction most opposed to populist leader Juan Perón), he became prominent in the Entre Rios UCR when this faction eclipsed the pro-Perón “Renewal” wing. Following Perón’s 1955 overthrow, and with a schism in the UCR during their 1956 convention, he joined the more conservative People’s Radical Civic Union (UCRP). The rival Intransigent Radical Civic Union (UCRI) won the 1958 elections with the exiled Perón’s endorsement, though Contín was elected to the Lower House of Congress for Entre Ríos Province; he was reelected in 1960, but lost his seat when President Arturo Frondizi was overthrown in 1962.
Ahead of new elections in 1963, Contín was nominated as the UCRP candidate for governor of his province in a ticket with the Mayor of Concepción del Uruguay, Teodoro Marco. The duo defeated the UCRI, securing 113,436 votes (33%), versus the latter’s 94,660 (28%).[1] The UCR returned to power in Entre Ríos after 20 years, having last governed the important province from 1914 to 1943.
His government had no majority in the provincial House of Representatives, but was able to enact significant initiatives largely due to the skill of the UCRP caucus leader, César Jaroslavsky. In this way, Contín was able to resume the stalled construction of the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel that would link the city of Paraná to Santa Fe (June 1, 1964), to create the Ministry of Social Policy, the School

George Thomas (footballer, born 1857)


George Thomas

Personal information

Date of birth

Place of birth

National team



George Thomas (1857 – ?) was a Welsh international footballer. He was part of the Wales national football team, playing 2 matches. He played his first match on 14 March 1885 against England and his last match on 23 March 1885 against Scotland.[1]
See also[edit]

List of Wales international footballers (alphabetical)


^ “Wales player database 1872 to 2013”. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

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List of college athletic programs in North Dakota


The main article is College sports.

This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:

Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school’s athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men’s and women’s teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men’s teams and the other is used for women’s teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
Full name of school.
Location of school.
Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).

Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:

Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms “University” and “College” are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school, such as the College of Charleston.
Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name “University of North Carolina” may variously be found at “C” (Charlotte), “N” (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and “U” (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
The prefix “St.”, as in “Saint”, is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.



1.1 Division I
1.2 Division II

5 See also

Division I[edit]


North Dakota Fighting Hawks
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks
Big Sky

North Dakota State Bison
North Dakota State University
Summit / Missouri Valley Football Conference

Division II[edit]


Mary Marauders
University of Mary
Northern Sun-North

Minot State Beavers
Minot State University
Northern Sun-North



Dickinson State Blue Hawks
Dickinson State University
North Star

Jamestown Jimmies
University of Jamestown

Robert Skinner (bishop)


For persons of a similar name, see Robert Skinner.
Robert Skinner (10 February, 1591 – 14 June, 1670) was an English bishop successively of Bristol, Oxford, and Worcester.
He was born on 10 Feb. 1591, the second son of Edmund Skinner, rector of Pitsford, Northamptonshire, and Bridget, daughter of Humphrey Radcliff of Warwickshire. After attending Brixworth grammar school, he was admitted scholar of Trinity College, Oxford in 1607. He graduated B.A. in 1610, and M.A. in 1614. In 1613 he was elected fellow of his college, and until his death interested himself in its welfare. He proceeded B.D. in 1621, and became preacher of St. Gregory’s Church, near St. Paul’s Cathedral. In 1628 he succeeded his father as rector of Pitsford,[1] and shortly after was chosen by Laud to be chaplain-in-ordinary to the king. He was vicar of Launton from 1632.[2]
In 1634, Oxford University granted him a D.D. at the request of William Laud, without the formalities, a move criticized by John Prideaux.[3] He was diplomated or actually created as such on 14 August 1636.[4] In the 1630s Skinner was known for his sermons before Charles I asserting Arminian doctrines.[5] In 1636 he became bishop of Bristol and rector of Greens Norton, Northamptonshire. He retained the living of Launton, to which were soon added those of Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, and Beckenham, Kent. In Bristol he was active in preaching against Calvinism.[6]
In 1641, he was translated to become Bishop of Oxford. He was one of the bishops who subscribed the protest of 17 Dec. 1641, declaring themselves prevented from attendance in parliament, and was consequently committed by the lords to the Tower, where he remained eighteen weeks. Released on bail he resided at Launton. In 1643 he was deprived of Greens Norton ‘for his malignity against the parliament.’ He was also sequestered from his livings of Cuddesden in 1646 and Beckenham in 1647. During the Commonwealth he secured a licence to preach, and continued in his diocese. He also conferred holy orders throughout England. It is stated by Thomas Warton, in his ‘Life of R. Bathurst’ (p. 35), that Ralph Bathurst secretly examined the candidates, and officiated at Launton as archdeacon.[7][8]
At the Restoration he became one of the king’s commissioners of the university of Oxford, and in 1663 was translated to Worcester. He died on 14 June 1670, and is buried in a chapel at the east end of the choir of Worcester Cathedral. At the head of the inscribed sto

Robert M. Thorndike


Robert M. Thorndike (born March 2, 1943) is an American psychology professor known for several definitive textbooks on research procedures and psychometrics.
He earned his B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1970. He has taught at Western Washington University since 1970.
He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, Division 5. In 1994 he was one of 52 signatories on “Mainstream Science on Intelligence,[1]” an editorial written by Linda Gottfredson and published in the Wall Street Journal, which declared the consensus of the signing scholars on issues related to race and intelligence following the publication of the book The Bell Curve.
He’s the son of the American psychologist and scholar Robert L. Thorndike[2][3] and the grandson of the psychologist and scholar Edward Lee Thorndike.
Selected bibliography[edit]

Cross-Cultural Research Methods. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1973. pp. 351. (with R.W. Brislin and W.J. Lonner).
Correlational Procedures for Research. New York: Gardner Press, 1978. pp. 340.
Data Collection and Analysis: Basic Statistics. New York: Gardner Press, 1982. pp. 478.
A Century of ability testing. Chicago: The Riverside Publishing Company, 1990. pp. 164. (with D. Lohman).
Measurement and evaluation in psychology and education (7th ed.). (2005). New York: Macmillan. pp. 608.
Thorndike, R. M. & Dinnel, D. L. (2001). Introductory statistics for psychology and education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.


^ Gottfredson, Linda (December 13, 1994). Mainstream Science on Intelligence. Wall Street Journal, p A18.
^ Lee J. Cronbach, « Robert L. Thorndike (1910–1990): Obituary », American Psychologist, vol. 47(10), Oct 1992, p. 1237, APA.
^ Joan Cook, « R. L. Thorndike, Psychologist, 79; Developed Scholastic-Ability Tests » (Obituary), New York Times, 25 septembre 1990, Template:Lire en ligne

External links[edit]

Robert M. Thorndike website and bio via WWU

Authority control

WorldCat Identities
VIAF: 113710801
LCCN: n81015485
ISNI: 0000 0001 1006 062X
SUDOC: 060327693

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