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Year 559 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 559 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Winter – The Kutrigurs and Huns under Zabergan cross the frozen Danube River, invade the Balkans, they raid Thracia and Macedonia, but are driven back near Constantinople by a Byzantine force under Belisarius. Outside the city walls he defeats the "barbarians" with his veteran cavalry, a few thousand hastily raised levies. Glappa succeeds his father Ida as king of Bernicia. During his rule, Anglian settlers expand their territory in. First successful human flight: a manned kite lands in the proximity of Ye, China. Emperor Wen Xuan Di sponsors the flight. Yuan is executed afterwards. Wen Di, age 37, succeeds his uncle Chen Wu Di as emperor of the Chen Dynasty. During his reign, he consolidates the state against the rebellious warlords; the city-state Ara Gaya, a member of the Gaya confederacy, surrenders to Silla in the Korean peninsula.

Pyeongwon becomes ruler of the Korean kingdom of Goguryeo. Reccared I, king of the Visigoths Wu Shihuo, father of Wu Zetian Xuan Di, emperor of Northern Zhou Chen Wu Di, emperor of the Chen Dynasty Ida, king of Bernicia Leonard of Noblac, Frankish abbot and saint Wen Xuan Di, emperor of Northern Qi

I Vinti

I vinti is a 1953 drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Franco Interlenghi, Anna Maria Ferrero and Eduardo Ciannelli. The film is composed of three stories about youths. In the French story set in Paris, a group of high school students kill one of their colleagues for his money. In the Italian story set in Rome, a university student is involved in smuggling cigarettes. In the English story set in London, a lazy poet finds the body of a woman and tries to sell his story to the press; the film was a project of Film Constellation to Suso Cecchi d'Amico, who proposed Antonioni as director. This film was screened out of competition at 1953 Venice Film Festival. French storyJean-Pierre Mocky Etchika Choureau as Simone Henri Poirier Albert Michel as Le père de GeorgesItalian storyFranco Interlenghi as Claudio Anna Maria Ferrero as Marina Eduardo Ciannelli as Claudio's father Evi Maltagliati as Claudio's motherEnglish storyPatrick Barr as Ken Wharton Fay Compton as Mrs Pinkerton Peter Reynolds as Aubrey David Farrar The theatrical film was dubbed into Italian for all three episodes, although the Paris episode is spoken in French, the London episode in English.

The Italian DVD by Medusa Film offers the restored uncut trilingual version. The Italian episode was modified for censorship reasons, but it was included in the 1962 anthology film Il fiore e la violenza; the entire film was refused a certificate by the British Board of Film Censors in 1954, has never been released in the UK. The French episode had trouble with French censorship, was not released until 1963; the English-language episode is loosely based on the murder of 48 year old Mrs Mabel Tattershaw by Herbert Leonard Mills, aged 19. Wanting to commit the "perfect murder", on 3 August 1951 Mills lured Tattershaw to Sherwood Vale, where he struck her about the head, strangled her, he returned home and waited for the body to be discovered. When this had not happened by 9 August he rang the News of the World, told them he had found the body of a strangled woman, demanded payment for his story. Mills was implicated, tried for the crime, found guilty, he was executed on 11 December 1951. A report by the Nottingham Evening Post of Mills's arrest for the crime is shown on screen during the narrated introduction to the film, amongst others from across Europe reporting crimes by youths, including John Straffen.

I vinti, while ranked with Antonioni's best efforts, is met with positive reception. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports 86% approval among seven critics. I vinti on IMDb

Alex Fein

Alex Fein is a community activist and businesswoman, living in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2009, she has been a key player in Australian Jewish media, her activism utilises multimedia tools, focusing on social justice, good epistemic practice in biomedical research and policy development, Orthodox Judaism and feminism. Fein was an early adopter of various online channels in organising for social justice, her blog, The Sensible Jew, was at the forefront of a campaign against homophobia in Australia's Jewish community, she has since been an outspoken proponent of LGBTQI inclusion in organised Jewish communal life. In 2013, she took over the editorship of Galus Australis. Here and elsewhere, Fein campaigned against the culture of cover up that emerged from the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. Fein contended that there was the rule of law. Fein was responsible for'outing' federal politician, Michael Danby, who in the 2013 Federal Elections produced separate'how to vote' cards which Fein contended pandered to ultra-Orthodox prejudices.

The worldwide push to redress systemic discrimination against women in Orthodox Judaism became central to Fein's activism after her marriage to an Orthodox Rabbi in 2011. A long time feminist, she is an advocate of a systems approach to the religious community's pathologies, identifying the ultra-Orthodox hegemony over the rabbinate and their attitudes towards sex and sexuality as common factors linking such issues as homophobia, the cover up of sexual abuse, violence against women, she contends that there is space within authentic Orthodoxy for reconciling feminism and the rights of the individual. She is a firm believer in the need for Orthodox women to have the skills and capacities to lead their congregations. In 2015 Fein, together with Bracha Rafael established an interfaith publication called, The Colony, it formed a launchpad for Fein's activism against Islamophobia. Fein founded Macroscope, a communications and product development company specialising in biomedical research counter-disinformation.

Following The University of Wollongong's conferring a PhD on Judy Wilyman for a thesis propagating anti-vaccination misinformation, Fein opened a petition calling on the Department of Education and Training to take disciplinary action against the university. The petition was unsuccessful. Fein has condemned what she perceives as a corrupted organisational and philanthropic culture in Jewish Australia, her own philanthropic activity has been unconventional, her opposition to establishment practices has been criticised as simplistic and naive. In one article, a conservative community activist whom she had criticised accused her of an'evidence-light prosecutorial indictment of the community.' Fein responded to this criticism by saying that it was this style of argument, driving away an entire generation of young Jews. These debates have been recorded and analysed in the wider Australian media and in scholarly work conducted by Monash University

List of festivals in Calgary

The following is an incomplete list of annual festivals and cultural events in Calgary, a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. This list includes festivals of diverse types, such as regional festivals, commerce festivals, food festivals, arts festivals, religious festivals, folk festivals, recurring festivals on holidays; this list includes festivals in the surrounding area. Fiestaval Latino Festival Calgary Stampede Mexifest ) Calgary Turkish Festival Sun and Salsa Festival Folk Music Festival Inglewood Sunfest Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival Heritage Day Festival Chariot Festival of India Japanese festival Omatsuri When Words Collide Calgary Corn Festival - Kingsland Farmers' Market Heritage Day Festival Calgary International Blues Festival Taste of Calgary - food and drink festival Tabestoon Festival - Iranian Music and Food Summerstock Dragon Boat Festival Marda Loop Chinatown Street Festival afrikadey Classical GuitarFestWest Calgary Fringe Festival International Reggae Festival Bow River Flow - Calgary's human-powered transportation festival Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music GlobalFest - OneWorld Festival and International Fireworks Festival Expo Latino Calgary International Blues Festival Victoria Park, Calgary Haultain and First Street Festival FozzyFest - outdoor electronic music festival Badlands Music Festival Chasing Summer Music Festival SummersEND Music Festival Artember in Airdrie Calgary Highland Games Beakerhead Barbecue on the Bow Festival BrazilFest Calgary Corporate Challenge Heritage Park Railway Days Artcity - Festival of Art and Architecture Nuit Blanche Calgary Calgary International Film Festival Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation "CIBC Run for the Cure" Wordfest: Calgary International Writers' Festival Calgary Arab Film Festival Marda Loop Justice Film Festival Calgary Pride Calgary Organ Festival & Symposium 2012 Treemendus outdoor electronic music festival, Mountain View County Otafest Aurora Emerging Artism Once Upon A Christmas Zoolights One Yellow Rabbit - high performance rodeo International Festival of Animated Objects Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Calgary Winter Festival Picture this...

Rodeo Royal $100 Film Festival Show Us Your Shorts - A Festival of Short Films Gluten Free Expo MTT Fest Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Calgary International Spoken Word Festival Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres Calgary Underground Film Festival Calgary Beer Festival Calgary Street Food Festival - Kingsland Farmers' Market FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival Visaki Mela Calgary International Children's Festival Otafest Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival Lilac Festival Puppet Power Heritage Park Festival of Quilts Commuter Challenge week Light & Motion Prop Arts and Circus Festival Calgary Greek Festival Ignite! Theatre-Arts Festival Sled Island Music Festival MEC Bikefest MEC Paddlefest The city is famous for the Calgary Stampede, a large agricultural fair and rodeo held every July; the Stampede bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". It features an internationally recognized rodeo competition, a midway, stage shows, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon races, First Nations exhibitions, pancake breakfasts around the city.

It is among the most well known festivals in Canada. The event has a 107 year history. In 2005, attendance at the 10-day rodeo and exhibition totalled 1,242,928. Attendance at the Stampede Parade, which takes place downtown on opening day, is somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000. During Stampede Week, many of the city's residents dress in country attire, many businesses decorate their stores and offices in western style; the Lilac Festival is an annual street festival held in Alberta. In 2005 it had an estimated 120,000 attendance; the festival takes place along the 13 blocks of 4th Street in the Beltline and Mission neighborhoods. The Sun and Salsa Festival is an annual festival put on in the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone of Calgary. Attendance of the festival has grown to around 100,000 in 2010. List of festivals in Alberta List of festivals in Canada Lists of festivals by city Culture of Calgary List of attractions and landmarks in Calgary

Ember to Inferno

Ember to Inferno is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Trivium. It was released on October 14, 2003 through Lifeforce Records and was produced by Jason Suecof and the band themselves; this album is the final release by the band with former bassist Brent Young. Frontman Matt Heafy was 17 years old when the album was recorded. Corey Beaulieu toured in support of the album, but did not play on the album according to the re-release booklet; the 2004 reissue of the album includes early versions of "The Deceived" and "Blinding Tears Will Break the Skies". Both songs were re-recorded for Ascendancy, with the latter appearing only on the 2006 special edition. "Demon" is taken from the Trivium EP. "Inception: the Bleeding Skies" is "A View of Burning Empires". On December 2, 2014 it was announced by Matt Heafy on Twitter that Ember to Inferno would be re-released again with new artwork along with the band's early demo EPs; the re-release was revealed on October 14, 2016, via Trivium's Facebook page.

It was released on December 2016, two years after the initial announcement by Heafy. The re-release is dubbed Ab Initio, Latin for "From the Beginning". "Pillars of Serpents" was re-recorded by Trivium for their 2017 album the Sentence. Titled "Pillars of Serpents'17", it was included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album; the re-recording was released to services such as YouTube, Spotify and iTunes on March 22, 2019 under the title of "Pillars of Serpents". All tracks are written by Matt Heafy. All musical arrangement by Heafy and Travis Smith. Trivium Matt Heafy – vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar Brent Young – bass Travis Smith – drums Corey Beaulieu – lead guitar on tracks 13, 14Additional musicians Jason Suecof – keyboards, lead guitar, choir vocals Alex V. – lead guitar George Moore – acoustic guitar Icky – acoustic guitarProduction Jason Suecof – producer, engineer Matt Heafy – producer Travis Smith – producer Brent Young – producer Tom Morrismastering Ab Initio

Split-brain (computing)

Split-brain is a computer term, based on an analogy with the medical Split-brain syndrome. It indicates data or availability inconsistencies originating from the maintenance of two separate data sets with overlap in scope, either because of servers in a network design, or a failure condition based on servers not communicating and synchronizing their data to each other; this last case is commonly referred to as a network partition. Although the term split-brain refers to an error state, Split-brain DNS is sometimes used to describe a deliberate situation where internal and external DNS services for a corporate network are not communicating, so that separate DNS name spaces are to be administered for external computers and for internal ones; this requires a double administration, if there is domain overlap in the computer names, there is a risk that the same qualified domain name, may ambiguously occur in both name spaces referring to different computer IP addresses. High-availability clusters use a heartbeat private network connection, used to monitor the health and status of each node in the cluster.

For example, the split-brain syndrome may occur when all of the private links go down but the cluster nodes are still running, each one believing they are the only one running. The data sets of each cluster may randomly serve clients by their own "idiosyncratic" data set updates, without any coordination with the other data sets; this may lead to data corruption or other data inconsistencies that might require operator intervention and cleanup. Davidson et al. after surveying several approaches to handle the problem, classify them as either optimistic or pessimistic. The optimistic approaches let the partitioned nodes work as usual. Once the problem has ended, automatic or manual reconciliation might be required in order to have the cluster in a consistent state. One current implementation for this approach is Hazelcast, which does automatic reconciliation of its key-value store; the pessimistic approaches sacrifice availability in exchange for consistency. Once a network partitioning has been detected, access to the sub-partitions is limited in order to guarantee consistency.

A typical approach, as described by Coulouris et al. is to use a quorum-consensus approach. This allows the sub-partition with a majority of the votes to remain available, while the remaining sub-partitions should fall down to an auto-fencing mode. One current implementation for this approach is the one used by MongoDB replica sets, and another such implementation is Galera replication for MariaDB and MySQL.. Modern commercial general-purpose HA clusters use a combination of heartbeat network connections between cluster hosts, quorum witness storage; the challenge with two-node clusters is that adding a witness device adds cost and complexity, but without it, if heartbeat fails, cluster members cannot determine which should be active. In such clusters, if a member fails if the members assign primary and secondary statuses to the hosts, there is at least a 50% probability that a 2-node HA cluster will fail until human intervention is provided, to prevent multiple members becoming active independently and either directly conflicting or corrupting data