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Xavière Tiberi

Xavière Tiberi is the spouse of the former mayor of Paris Jean Tiberi. She is known for being involved in corruption scandals in the Paris region. Xavière Tiberi received 200,000 French Francs for a report on francophonie for the general counsel of the Essonne département; this 36-page long report written after the payment as a justification, was poorly written. In 1998, a justice-ordered search of Jean and Xavière Tiberi's apartment on the Place du Panthéon showed that they possessed illegal firearms, they were not prosecuted in exchange for the destruction of the weapons. The above actions are sometimes referred to by the press as Corsican mores. On 9 November 2004, Xavière Tibéri and Aurélie Filippetti, an elected official from the French Green Party, wrangled after a tense district council meeting; each of them accused the other one of assault or threats. Mrs. Tibéri had a head trauma. Xavière Tiberi was caricatured on Les Guignols de l'info as an aggressive, dishonest and greedy woman. Friend of Jean-Edern Hallier, she has been Cercle InterHallier member since 2019


Apadana is a large hypostyle hall, best said the great audience hall and portico at Persepolis and the palace of Susa. The Persepolis Apadana belongs to the oldest building phase of the city of Persepolis, the first half of the 6th century BC, as part of the original design by Darius the Great, its construction completed by Xerxes I. Modern scholarship "demonstrates the metaphorical nature of the Apadana reliefs as idealised social orders"; as a word, apadāna is used to designate a hypostyle hall, i.e. a palace or audience hall of stone construction with columns. The word is rendered in Elamite as ha-ha-da-na and in Babylonian ap-pa-da-an is etymologically ambiguous, it has been compared to the Sanskrit "apadana" which means'to arrive at', to the Sanskrit apa-dhā which means "a hide-out or concealment", the Greek αποθήκη - apo-thēkē meaning "storehouse". The word survived into periods in Iran, as the Parthian'pdn or'pdnk "palace", outside Iran it still survives in several languages as loan-words More however, this word is the direct ancestor of the medieval and modern architectural term, ayvan/aywan.

The Old Persian term, a-pad-an, standing for "unprotected", refers to the fact that the veranda-shaped structure is open to the outside elements on one of its four sides, thus'unprotected' / exposed to the natural elements. This is what the Apadana palace has: open verandas on three sides—a unique feature among all palace buildings at Persepolis; the Parthian and Sasanian architects did away with the columns holding up the ceiling of the veranda, replacing them with a barrel vaulting, such as the famous Ayvan of Kisra at Ctesiphon. The evolution of term into aywan in the post-Islamic architecture that evolved from the old "apadana", refers to both columned or barrel vaulted. Like the old Apadana, the new aywans are verandas: open to the natural elements on one side; as a modern architectural and archaeological term, the word "apadana" is used to refer to Urartian hypostyle halls, such as those excavated at Altintepe and Erebuni. These halls predate those from Persia, it has been proposed that Urartu could be the stylistic origin of the Persian hypostyle audience halls.

The Apadana was the largest building on the Terrace at Persepolis and was excavated by the German archaeologist Ernst Herzfeld and his assistant Friedrich Krefter, Erich Schmidt, between 1931 and 1939. Important material relevant to the excavations are today housed in the archives of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, it was most the main hall of the kings. The columns had complex capitals in the shape of bulls or lions. Here, the great king received the tribute from all the nations in the Achaemenid Empire, gave presents in return. Access to the hall is given on the north and on the east; these are decorated by reliefs, showing delegates of the 23 subject nations of the Persian Empire paying tribute to Darius I, represented seated centrally. The various delegates are shown in great detail, giving insight into the costume and equipment of the various peoples of Persia in the 5th century BC. There are inscriptions in Old Elamite; the Apadana at Persepolis has a surface of 1000 square metres.

The entire hall was destroyed in 331 BC by the army of Alexander the Great. Stones from the columns were used as building material for nearby settlements. By the start of the 20th century, only 13 of these giant columns were still standing; the re-erecting of a complete, but fallen column in the 1970s, is now the 14th standing column of the Apadana. The Apadana in Susa was—like the city itself—largely abandoned, pillaged for building material; the apadana hall influenced the Umayyad architecture. Early mosques built in Persia and Iraq imitate this structure. Oriental Institute Photographic Archives The Achaemenians continued Persepolis3D, a virtual reconstruction of Apadana

Farrokhroo Parsa

Farrokhroo Parsa was an Iranian physician and parliamentarian. She served as Minister of Education of Iran under Amir Abbas Hoveida and was the first female cabinet minister of an Iranian government. Parsa was an outspoken supporter of women's rights in Iran. Farrokhroo Parsa was executed by firing squad on 8 May 1980 in Tehran, at the outset of the Islamic Cultural Revolution. Farrokhroo Parsa was born on 24 March 1922 in Iran to Farrokh-Din and Fakhr-e Āfāgh Pārsāy, her mother, Fakhr-e Āfāgh, was the editor of the women's magazine Jahān-e Zan, a vocal proponent for gender equality and for educational opportunities for women. Her views on this subject met with opposition of the conservative sections of the society of her time, leading to the expulsion of the family by the government of Ahmad Qavām, from Tehran to Qom, where Fakhr-e Āfāgh was placed under house arrest, it was here that Farrokhroo was born, some minutes past midnight on Iranian New Year's Eve 1922. With the intervention of Prime Minister Hasan Mostowfi ol-Mamalek, her family was allowed to return to Tehran.

Upon obtaining a medical degree, Parsa became a biology teacher in Jeanne d'Arc Highschool in Tehran. At the school she came to know Farah Diba, one of her students at this school, who would become wife of King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In 1963, Parsa was elected to parliament, began petitioning Mohammad Reza Pahlavi for suffrage for Iran's women, she was a driving force for legislation that amended the existing laws concerning women and family. In 1965 Pārsā was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and on 27 August 1968 she became Minister of Education in the cabinet of the Amir-Abbas Hoveyda government, it was the first time in the history of Iran. Farrokhroo Parsa was executed by firing squad on 8 May 1980 in Tehran, at the outset of the Islamic Cultural Revolution. In her last letter from prison, Farrokhroo Parsa wrote to her children: "I am a doctor, so I have no fear of death. Death is only a moment and no more. I am prepared to receive death with open arms rather than live in shame by being forced to be veiled.

I am not going to bow to those who expect me to express regret for fifty years of my efforts for equality between men and women. I am not prepared to wear the chador and step back in history."Her successor as the Education Minister of Iran, Manouchehr Ganji another minister before the Islamic revolution, expressed surprise at her execution: she was "a lady, Doctor, a competent physician who entertained good relations at the Ministry with revolutionaries like Beheshti and Rejaii." In fact, during her tenure as minister of education, Beheshti and Mohammed Mofatteh were on the ministry's payroll. These three were to be major players in the Islamic Revolution several years later. With her ministry's funding, Beheshti established the Islamic Center of Hamburg and Bahonar was able to set up a few Islamic public schools around Tehran. Women's rights movement in Iran Women's rights in Iran Women in Iran

2008–09 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season

The 2008–09 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team represented Mercyhurst College in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Lakers had a 16-0 record in their conference. Assisting Sisti were Louis Goulet. Mike Folga was the Head Equipment Manager; the Lakers qualified for the Frozen Four and were finalists in the 2009 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The Lakers went. From 2002 to 2009, the Lakers were 74-3-5 in the regular season against CHA competition and 14-0 in the postseason. In the season-opening victory Oct. 10 at Boston University, Vicki Bendus registered. Bendus added two helpers Nov. 22 at Brown. On December 6, Vicki Bendus scored two goals, vs. Syracuse, she had one of her best games as she scored one goal and added two assists, including a helper on Meghan Agosta’s game-winner, in win over Niagara Feb. 21. In addition, she assisted on Bailey Bram’s game-winning goal Feb. 27 at Wayne State. Bailey Bram recorded her first career goal, a game-winner, in first game, Oct. 10 at Boston University.

Seven days she recorded two assists, helping on Valerie Chouinard’s game-winner, Oct. 17 vs. Renssalaer, she scored two goals Oct. 31 at Colgate and she scored a hat trick, including the game-winner, Feb. 7 at Niagara. Bram netted the game-winner in each game during weekend series Feb. 28 at Wayne State. She scored multiple goals in two or more points in seven contests. Rookie goaltender Hillary Pattenden played in and started 27 games as a freshman, while posting a 24-3-0 record along with a 1.95 goals against average.906 save percentage and one shutout. Pattenden became the first freshman goaltender to post 20 or more wins in a single season, she won 12 consecutive decisions from Jan. 23 at Robert Morris through NCAA semifinal victory over Minnesota on March 20. Pattenden recorded her first collegiate win Oct. 10 at Boston University and won her first three starts of the season. Meghan Agosta appeared in 32 games and led the team and conference with 41 goals, 37 assists, 78 points, 14 power-play goals, three shorthanded goals, +40 plus/minus rating, 280 shots.

Vicki Bendus was named assistant captain. She ranked second on the team and tied for third in the conference with five game-winning goals and two shorthanded tallies, she ranked third on third in the CHA in assists. She ranked seventh in CHA in points scored. Jesse Scanzano led the team with a.191 shooting percentage while ranking second on team in goals, assists and power-play goals. For her efforts, she was named to the All-CHA Second Team. Scanzano’s numbers were the fifth-best single-season offensive numbers in program history, she averaged 2.25 points per game during 16 conference games and was second in conference scoring behind teammate Meghan Agosta. Overall, she ranked sixth in the nation in points scored, eighth in NCAA Division I in goals and assists Vicki Bendus had a seven-game point scoring streak from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12, registering four multiple-point contests and two game-winners during that span. In addition, she recorded a goal in four straight games from Nov. 21 through Dec. 6.

From Feb. 13 through Feb. 27, she recorded 10 assists in five-game span. Bailey Bram posted a seven-game point-scoring streak from Feb. 21 through NCAA semifinal vs. No. 2 Minnesota on March 20 Vicki Bendus recorded four assists in the postseason. She assisted twice in the CHA quarterfinal victory over Niagara March 6. Meghan Corbett registered the game-winning goal in CHA final against Wayne State on March 7, after netting one goal in CHA semifinal March 6 vs. NiagaraOn March 14, Bendus and Bailey Bram both got the helper on Kelley Steadman’s goal in NCAA quarterfinal win over No. 7 St. Lawrence. During the postseason, Meghan Corbett tallied three postseason goals, including a second period marker in national semifinal victory over No. 2 Minnesota March 20 In that game, Bram scored a first-period goal. Seminfinals Mercyhurst 8, Niagara 2 Finals Mercyhurst 6, Wayne State 1 NCAA Quarterfinals Mercyhurst 3, St. Lawrence 1 NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals Mercyhurst 5, Minnesota 4 NCAA Frozen Four Finals Wisconsin 5, Mercyhurst 0 The game was played on March 22.

Jessie Vetter stopped 37 shots for an NCAA record 14th shutout of the season as Wisconsin won its third women's hockey title in four years with a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst. Meghan Agosta, RBK Hockey/AHCA First Team All-American Meghan Agosta, Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top Three Finalist Meghan Agosta, 2009 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team Meghan Agosta, CHA Player of the Year Meghan Agosta, CHA Three Star Player of the Year Meghan Agosta, All-CHA First Team Meghan Agosta, 2009 CHA All-Tournament Team Bailey Bram, 2009 CHA Rookie of the Year Bailey Bram, 2009 CHA All-Rookie Team Jess Jones, 2009 College Hockey America All-Rookie Team Jess Jones, 2009 College Hockey America All-Tournament Team Hillary Pattenden, 2009 All-CHA Second Team Hillary Pattenden, 2009 CHA All-Rookie Team Hillary Pattenden, 2009 CHA All-Tournament Team Official Site

Back Home Again (John Denver album)

Back Home Again is the eighth studio album by singer-songwriter John Denver released in June, 1974. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song", "Back Home Again". In addition, the studio versions of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Sweet Surrender" appear on this album; the song "Grandma's Feather Bed" was written by banjoist Jim Connor, of the New Kingston Trio, based on a verse he wrote for his grandmother. Denver first heard Connor playing the song in 1968. Connor played on Denver's recording, toured with the singer; the song "The Music is You" is a bonus track on the 1998 reissue of Rocky Mountain Christmas. On the cover, John is shown with his then-wife Ann Martell. All tracks written except where noted. John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals Buddy Colletteclarinet Jim Gordondrums, percussion Hal Blaine – drums, percussion Jim Connor – banjo, vocals Julie Connor – vocals Glen Hardinpiano Lee Holdridge – orchestral arrangements David Jacksonbass Dick Kniss – bass John Sommers – banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, backing vocals Steve Weisberg – acoustic guitar, dobro, backing vocals, arranger Don WardellExecutive Producer Uncredited – piano and organ on "Back Home Again", piano on "The Music is You"