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Śāriputra

Śāriputra. He is considered the first of the Buddha's two chief disciples, together with Maudgalyāyana. Buddhist texts relate that Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana were childhood friends who became spiritual wanderers in their youth. After having searched for spiritual truth for a while, they came into contact with the teachings of the Buddha and ordained as monks under him. Śāriputra was said to have attained enlightenment as an arhat two weeks after ordaining. Śāriputra became known for his wisdom and teaching ability, giving him the title "General of the Dharma". As chief disciple Śāriputra assumed a leadership role in the Sangha and was head of monastic affairs for the Buddha. Śāriputra is said to have played a key role in the development of the Buddhist Abhidharma. He is regarded as the disciple of the Buddha, foremost in wisdom, his female counterpart was Kṣemā. Buddhist texts state that when a enlightened Buddha arrives in the world, he always has a set of chief disciples. For the current Buddha, his chief male disciples were Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana, while his chief female disciples were Kṣemā and Utpalavarṇā.

According to the Buddhavaṃsa, all Buddhas of the past followed this pattern of selecting two chief male disciples and two chief female disciples. German Buddhist scholar monk Nyanaponika Thera states that the reason Buddhas always select two chief disciples is to balance responsibilities according to each disciple's specific skills. According to the Pali Canon, in the distant past Śāriputra was born a wealthy Brahmin named Sarada who gave away his wealth to become an ascetic. At that time Sarada was visited by the past Buddha, Anomadassī, listened to a sermon given by Anomadassī Buddha's chief disciples. Upon hearing the sermon, Sarada became inspired and resolved to become the first chief disciple of a future Buddha, he made this wish in front of Anomadassī Buddha, who declared that his aspiration will come true. Upon hearing the prediction, Sarada went to his close friend Sirivaddhana and asked him to resolve to become the second chief disciple of the same Buddha. Sirivaddhana made a large offering to Anomadassī Buddha and his following and made the wish as suggested.

The two friends spent the rest of their lives and several future lives doing good deeds. According to Buddhist legend, the wish came true in the time of Gautama Buddha with Sarada being reborn as Śāriputra and Sirivaddhana being reborn as Maudgalyāyana. According to Buddhist texts, Śāriputra was born to a wealthy Brahmin family in the ancient Indian kingdom of Magadha with the birth name Upatiṣya, he is described as having had a "golden complexion". Texts from the Mulasarvastivada tradition state he was named after his father, while the Pali commentaries of the Theravada tradition state he was named after his birth village. Upatiṣya had six siblings; each of his siblings would grow up to become arhat disciples of the Buddha. According to the Pali tradition, Upatiṣya's father was named Vangunta, while according to Mulasarvastivada tradition his father was named Tiṣya. Upatiṣya's mother was named Śārī, for which he became known as Śāriputra and sometimes Śāradvatīputra. Upatiṣya was born the same day as Kolita, a boy from another village whose family had been friends with Upatiṣya's family for seven generations, became friends with him as a child.

Upatiṣya and Kolita both became masters of the Vedas through their education and each developed a large following of Brahmin youths. One day the realization that life is impermanent overtook the two friends during a festival in Rājagaha and they developed a sense of spiritual urgency. Realizing the pointlessness of the impermanent material world, the two friends set out as ascetics to search for an end to rebirth. In Mulasarvastivada texts, the two friends visited all six major teachers of India at the time before realizing none of them had the right path. According to Pali texts, the two friends and their following of Brahmin youths became students under only one of the teachers, the ascetic Sañjaya Vairatiputra, staying nearby. Pali texts describe Sañjaya as a teacher in the Indian Sceptic tradition, with Upatiṣya and Kolita becoming dissatisfied with his teachings and leaving. In Mūlasarvāstivāda texts, the Chinese Buddhist Canon and in Tibetan accounts, however, he is depicted as a wise teacher with meditative vision who becomes ill and dies.

In some accounts, he predicts the coming of the Buddha through his visions. After being unable to find what they were looking for, the two friends went their separate ways but made a pact that if one was to find the path to the deathless, they would tell the other. After leaving Sañjaya, Upatiṣya encountered the monk Aśvajit, one of the Buddha's first five arhat disciples. Upatissa noticed how serene the monk approached him to ask for a teaching. Aśvajit said he was still newly ordained but will teach what he can, proceeded to teach the famous Ye Dharma Hetu stanza: This stanza has become famous in the Buddhist world, having been inscribed onto many Buddhist statues. According to philosopher Paul Carus, the stanza breaks away from the idea of divine intervention prevalent in ancient Brahmanism at the time and instead teaches that the origin and end of all things depends

Davina Smith

Davina Smith is an Australian journalist and news presenter. Smith presents Nine Morning News and Nine Afternoon News and is news presenter on the Nine Network's Today Extra. Smith attended St Ursula's College in Toowoomba before studying at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2002, Smith did work experience in Brisbane's Nine newsroom; that led to a job with Nine's then-regional affiliate WIN News, working as a reporter and presenter in Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast. Smith has been a relief weather presenter for WIN Television, filling in for Peter Byrne on the various local editions of WIN News in Queensland. In 2011, Smith moved to the Nine Network in Brisbane, to help fill the void left by the sackings of two journalists and a news producer over the network's "Choppergate" scandal, she presented the weather on weekends, but filled in as the main presenter whenever required. In February 2014, Smith moved to Sydney and was appointed presenter for both Nine Morning News and Nine Afternoon News whilst Amelia Adams was on maternity leave.

Adams returned from maternity leave in October 2014 becoming presenter of Nine News Now, with Alison Ariotti returning to Queensland to present the news on weekends. In 2016, Smith was identified on the ABC's media analysis program Media Watch as one of a number of Australian journalists and television presenters who were being paid to use Instagram to promote various products to their followers on behalf of marketing companies. Smith grew up on a cattle farm in Central Queensland; as a Toowoomba local, Smith has said that one of the hardest stories she has covered was the Toowoomba floods. Speaking about the experience, she said: "You write and speak from a different perspective when the story is so personal. I know the experience made me a better journalist". In 2010, Smith married her partner Mark Cameron in Toowoomba during the city's annual Carnival of Flowers festival. In May 2016, Smith gave birth to a daughter

Suva City (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

Suva City Indian Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 19 communal constituencies reserved for Indo-Fijians. Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, 2006.. The electorate covered the nucleus of Fiji's capital; the 2013 Constitution promulgated by the Military-backed interim government abolished all constituencies and established a form of proportional representation, with the entire country voting as a single electorate. In the following tables, the primary vote refers to first-preference votes cast; the final vote refers to the final tally after votes for low-polling candidates have been progressively redistributed to other candidates according to pre-arranged electoral agreements, which may be customized by the voters. Psephos - Adam Carr's electoral archive Fiji Facts

Kristy Whelchel

Kristy Whelchel Hartofilis is an American former professional soccer player. As a defender, she represented the New York Power of Women's United Soccer Association, as well as Fortuna Hjørring of the Danish Elitedivisionen. After graduating from Duke University in 1999, Whelchel accepted an offer to play for Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark. In only her fourth game for the club she returned to the United States. Whelchel played for USL W-League team Raleigh Wings in 1999 and 2000, she was the New York Power's third round draft pick for the inaugural 2001 season of the Women's United Soccer Association. In the league's first season, Whelchel started all 21 of the Power's regular season matches and scored two goals, she started 20 of the team's 21 games in 2002. Before the 2003 season she suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury but recovered to start three of her five appearances; when WUSA subsequently folded, she began working as a real estate agent in Manhattan. From 1995 until 1998 Whelchel was part of the United States women's national under-21 team.

She participated in three editions of the Nordic Cup. Kristy's mother Susan Whelchel is a former Mayor of Florida. In 2010 Kristy and her brother Jay Whelchel launched Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services in Boca Raton. While living in New York she met Nick Hartofils; the couple have a son. Profile at Women's United Soccer Association Profile at New York Power

Tim Cresswell

Tim Cresswell is a British human geographer and poet. Cresswell is the Ogilvie Professor of Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh having formally served as the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trinity College, Connecticut, he is a human geographer by training and the author of six books on the role of place and mobility in cultural life, co-editor of four collections and an inaugural managing editor of the journal, "GeoHumanities". Cresswell is a leading figure in the mobilities paradigm. Tim Cresswell is a poet and the author of two collections published by Penned in the Margins "Soil" and "Fence". "Fence" was a result of Cresswell's participation in the artist Alex Hartley's nowhere island project. Maxwell Street: Thinking and Writing Place "Ne pas dépasser la ligne! Fabrique des identités et contrôle du mouvement dans les lieux de transit Fence Place: An Introduction Soil Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Subjects Gendered Mobilities On the Move: Mobility in the Modern World Place: A Short Introduction Mobilizing Place, Placing Mobility Engaging Film: Geographies of Mobility and Identity The Tramp in America In Place/Out of Place: Geography and Transgression University of Minnesota Press Human geography Geography of media and communication Lampeter Geography School

Peter Kavanagh (footballer)

Peter Kavanagh was an Irish footballer who played for, among others and Celtic. Kavanagh was a dual internationalist and played for both Ireland teams – the IFA XI and the FAI XI. After leaving Celtic, Kavanagh had spells with several clubs before finishing his career with a works team prior to the Second World War, he settled in Glasgow where he died on 15 February 1993. Kavanagh played junior football in the Drumcondra area of Dublin before signing for Bohemians in 1927. Bohs manager, an ex-Rangers player, Bobby Parker, put the teenage Kavanagh straight into the first team. Together with Jack McCarthy, Harry Cannon, Jimmy White, Jimmy Bermingham, Jeremiah Robinson and Christy Robinson, he was a prominent member of the successful amateur Bohs team during the late 1920s. During the 1927–28 season they won a quartet of trophies including the League of Ireland title, the FAI Cup, the League of Ireland Shield and Leinster Senior Cup. In April 1928 he played in a prestige friendly for Bohs against Celtic.

While at Bohs, Kavanagh played twice for the League of Ireland XI. In October 1928 he scored twice as they defeated 4 -- 3 at Dalymount Park. In October 1929 he played against an Irish League XI, losing 2–1. In April 1929 Kavanagh signed for Celtic and made his Scottish League debut in 2–1 win over Hearts on 10 August 1929, he scored his first goal for the club two weeks against Aberdeen. Despite an initial bright start at Celtic, Kavanagh subsequently lost his first team place and was released by the club in May 1932; when Kavanagh played international football between 1929 and 1930, there were in effect, two Ireland teams, chosen by two rival associations. Both associations, the Northern Ireland – based IFA and the Irish Free State – based FAI claimed jurisdiction over the whole of Ireland and selected players from the whole island; as a result, several notable Irish players from this era, including Kavanagh played for both teams. On 19 October 1929 at Windsor Park, Kavanagh made his one and only appearance for the IFA XI in a 3–0 defeat to England.

His teammates on the day included Joe Bambrick. In 1931 he turned down the offer of a second cap from IFA to play for the FAI XI against Spain. In 1931 Kavanagh he played twice for the FAI XI against Spain. On 26 April 1931 he helped an FAI XI that included Tom Farquharson, Paddy Moore, Jeremiah Robinson, Harry Chatton and Charlie Dowdall gain a respectable 1–1 draw at the Montjuic Stadium in Barcelona. In the dying seconds of the game, Kavanagh won the game for the FAI XI. Just after Farquharson had saved a penalty, he kicked the ball out to Kavanagh, who made a break down the wing. However, as the Spanish goalkeeper, Ricardo Zamora advanced, his shot went wide, he made his second and last appearance for the FAI XI in the return game against Spain on 13 December 1931 at Dalymount Park. This time however, Spain won 5–0. League of Ireland Winners 1927–28: 1 FAI Cup Winners 1928: 1 Leinster Senior Cup Winners 1928: 1 League of Ireland Shield Winners 1927–28, 1928–29: 2 The Boys in Green – The FAI International Story: Sean Ryan Northern Ireland Footballing Greats Irish Free State stats Peter Kavanagh, www.ihibs.co.uk