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77 BC

Year 77 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus, and less it was known as the year 677 AUC). The denomination 77 BC 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. Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Roman consul and leader of the democratic party, is defeated by Quintus Lutatius Catulus outside Rome; the remnants of the rebels are wiped out by Gnaeus Pompeius in Etruria. Lepidus, with some 21,000 troops, manages to escape to Sardinia. Soon afterwards he becomes ill and dies, his battered army, now under command by Marcus Perperna, sails on to the Iberian Peninsula. Pompeius marches along the Via Domitia through Gallia Narbonensis crossing the Pyrenees to Spain, he joins with Quintus Metellus Pius to suppress the revolt of Quintus Sertorius, but is at first unsuccessful. The city of Tigranakert of Artsakh is built. Berenice IV Epiphaneia, Greek princess and queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom Liu Xiang, Chinese scholar, editor of the Shan Hai Jing, compilator of the Lienü zhuan, father of Liu Xin Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Roman statesman and consul Tian Qianqiu, Chinese politician and prime minister Titus Quinctius Atta, Roman comedy writer Vattagamani Abhaya, king of Sri Lanka

Semipalmated plover

The semipalmated plover is a small plover. The genus name Charadrius is a Late Latin word for a yellowish bird mentioned in the fourth-century Vulgate, it derives from Ancient Greek kharadrios a bird found in ravines and river valleys. The specific semipalmatus is Latin and comes from semi, "half" and palma, "palm". Like the English name, this refers to its only webbed feet; this species weighs 22 -- measures 14 -- 20 cm in length and 35 -- 56 cm across the wings. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, a white breast with one black neckband, they have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill. Their breeding habitat is open ground on flats across northern Canada and Alaska, they nest on the ground in an open area with no plant growth. They are migratory and winter in coastal areas of the southern United States, the Caribbean and much of South America, they are rare vagrants to western Europe, have been found in Tierra del Fuego and the Isles of Scilly.

Their true status may be obscured by the difficulty in identifying them from the similar ringed plover of Eurasia, of which it was considered a subspecies. Semipalmated plovers forage for food on beaches, tidal flats and fields by sight, they eat insects and worms. This bird resembles the killdeer but has only one band. Since the semipalmated plover nests on the ground, it uses a "broken-wing" display to lure intruders away from the nest, in a display similar to the related killdeer. Semipalmated plover species account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology Semipalmated plover - Charadrius semipalmatus - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter Semipalmated plover, Environment Canada "Semipalmated plover media". Internet Bird Collection. Semipalmated plover photo gallery at VIREO Interactive range map of Charadrius semipalmatus at IUCN Red List maps

It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas!

It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! are a series of compilation albums released by Apathy. It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 1 was released in 2003. Hell's Lost and Found: It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 2 wa released on November 27, 2007, it had a 2 disc special. The track Drive it Like I Stole It was featured on the Midnight Club 3: DUB edition Soundtrack; the track "Bloc Party" is featured on the Fort Minor: We Major mixtape by Fort Minor, the side-project of Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park, released on October 30, 2005, as a Limited Edition in 2006. It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 3: Fire Walk with Me was released on September 11, 2012, It was released along with The Alien Tongue. It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 4: The Black Lodge was released on June 30, 2015 along with Apathy's new EP, Weekend at the Cape

William Imrie

William Imrie was a Liverpool shipowner who owned the White Star Line. He was once known as "the Prince of Shipowners", his father was partner in the firm of shipbrokers called Imrie & Tomlinson, based in Rumford Street, Liverpool. William Imrie went on to work for this firm which took into its employment Thomas Ismay, the son of Joseph Ismay, at this time a shipbuilder and timber merchant. In 1869 Thomas Ismay was in business by himself running ships to Australia. At a dinner in Broughton Hall, West Derby and Imrie decided they would form a partnership; when Imrie's father died in 1870 the Imrie & Tomlinson business was transferred to TH Ismay and Company. This joint venture was to be called Ismay and Company and was the parent company of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company Ltd, the White Star Line's official name. On 27 August 1870 the White Star Line was to launch the RMS Oceanic the first of four new steamships which were built by the Belfast Shipbuilding company and Wolff. In 1872 William Imrie and his wife Hannah adopted the daughter of William Pollard.

Amy Elizabeth Rosalie Pollard was in 1910 to become responsible for funding of the building of St Mary of the Angel's Church in Fox Street, Liverpool. Amy went on to enter the Convent of Poor Clares at Hertford, an order of nuns dedicated to the memory of St Francis. Amy gave the family home in Mossley Hill to the Poor Clares to become their first convent in Liverpool. Imrie's family property was The Hermitage in Hayman's Green, West Derby Village. In years as he excelled in business he moved into the grander Holmstead in Mossley Hill, a house which contained many fine examples of art including paintings by Strudwick from whom Imrie was a patron. Imrie was a religious person, he financially backed St Margaret's Church on Princes Road and numerous charities around the city which he supported anonymously. He gave financial support to the Seaman's Orphanage in Newsham Park. Imrie died in 1906. A service was held at St Margaret's Church and his body was laid with that of his wife in the family plot in the graveyard of St Nicholas Church in Halewood.

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Ojukokoro: Greed known as Ojukokoro, is a 2016 Nigerian crime-heist comedy film starring an ensemble cast, which consists of Wale Ojo, Tope Tedela, Charles Etubiebi, Seun Ajayi, Shawn Faqua, Ali Nuhu, Somkele Iyamah, Emmanuel Ikubese and Afeez Oyetoro. It was produced by Olufemi D. Ogunsanwo; the film's title refers to the greed, palpable in all sectors of Nigerian society. Olaitan wrote Ojukokoro in 2014 and it was his first complete screen-play; the film is ordered in chapters and considerable screen time is devoted to exploring the motivations of the diverse cast with an ironic combination of humor and strong violence. Ojukokoro is regarded as a Nigerian Classic, with particular praise for its screen writing; the self-reflexivity, unconventional structure, extensive homage and pastiche have led critics to describe it as the first true Nigerian film which KJM3 Distribution dubbing Olaitan, "Nollywood 3.0". The film was released on March 2017 to critical acclaim. " Ojukokoro unwraps an intriguing tale about a money-strapped manager of a shady Petrol Station who decides to rob his employers, but along the line, finds out in a sudden twist that he is not alone in his ambition and that a good reason isn’t always a right one."

Tope Tedela as Sunday Charles Etubiebi as Manager Wale Ojo as Mad Dog Max Seun Ajayi as Monday Ali Nuhu as Jubril Shawn Faqua as Rambo Somkele Iyamah as Sade Afeez Oyetoro Emmanuel Ikubese as The Accountant Sammie Eddie as DJ Gbolahan Olatunde Kayode Olaiya Linda Ejiofor Kunle Remi Zainab Balogunfil Principal Photography began in April 2016. A teaser trailer for the film was released in October 2016. In January 2017, a full length trailer was released for the film. Ojukokoro was released in Nigerian Cinemas on March 17, 2017. Ojukokoro screened at the Metrograph in New York in April from the 13–15 April 2018. Overall the film has retained high scores across reviewers across the world, it holds an 8.3 rating on IMbD and has been credited with influencing the change in mainstream genre films in Nollywood and pushing the envelope with the use of local dialects. Critics have noted the references to works by cinematic masters such as Tarantino, Guy Ritchie and Kurosawa. Ojukokoro on IMDb Official Instagram

William Mudford

William Mudford, was a British writer, translator of literary works and journalist. He wrote critical and philosophical essays and reviews, his 1829 novel The Five Nights of St. Albans: A Romance of the Sixteenth Century received a good review from John Gibson Lockhart, an achievement, considered a rare distinction. Mudford published short fictional stories which were featured in periodicals such as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Fraser's Magazine, Bentley's Miscellany, his short story The Iron Shroud, about an iron torture chamber which shrinks through mechanical action and crushes the victim inside, was first published in August 1830 by Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, republished separately in 1839 and 1840 with the subtitle "Italian Revenge". Edgar Allan Poe is considered to have been influenced by The Iron Shroud when he wrote The Pit and the Pendulum having got his idea for the shrinking chamber from Mudford's story. Mudford was born in London, he was influenced by John Milton, Joseph Addison, Samuel Johnson, William Cowper, William Collins, Mark Akenside, Thomas Gray, Oliver Goldsmith.

Mudford was born in Half Moon Street, London, on 8 January 1782. He exhibited an interest in political philosophy and attended lectures at the university of Edinburgh where he befriended John Black who, at the time, was a student at the university. Mudford published a series of letters exchanged with Black in William Cobbett's Political Register; the letters centred around a debate about classical education. In the exchanges, Mudford had argued against the merits of classical education, while Black supported the opposite side. In 1810 Mudford published a series of essays under the title The Contemplatist, which were published in instalments in a weekly periodical under the same title, he joined the Morning Chronicle as a parliamentary reporter. Departing from the Chronicle he was employed first as assistant editor, as the editor of the Courier which at the time was an influential evening journal on par with the Times. After he came to a disagreement with the owners of the Courier over policy matters, Mudform resigned from the journal and issued a letter justifying his actions.

His letter drew a lot of attention at the time. In the aftermath of his departure the Courier lost readership and closed while attempts at inviting Mudford back at the journal proved unsuccessful. Mudford has been described by Sir Walter Scott as an author who "loves to play at cherry-pit with Satan.". John H. Collins, analysing the influence of Mudford's work, comments that "the Shroud story is a first rate piece of writing comparable to the best half-dozen works by Poe" and that "it should not just be dismissed as a mere potboiler which the genius of Poe transformed." He goes on to mention that he thinks many readers mistakenly think that the "Iron Shroud" is one of Poe's works thus further strengthening Poe's reputation by attributing to him a story that he plagiarised. In the Dictionary of Literary Biography Mudford's writing is described as vigorous while as a writer he is called a master at creating atmosphere. In the same source, his stories are analysed as lacking the subtlety and psychological depth found in the writings of Edgar Allan Poe but they are described as amusing and entertaining.

In 1803 Mudford published his first novel and Mary known as The Maid of Buttermere: A Domestic Tale. Following that, Mudford made a living occupied by more mundane work such as translating foreign works and editing essays and other literary works, he wrote his second novel Nubilia in Search of a Husband, his response to the popular Coelebs in Search of a Wife by Hannah More and was aimed at capitalising on the market success of the novel by More. As a young man Mudford showed his ambition by contacting powerful men; when only seventeen, Mudford approached the producer of the Covent Garden Theatre John Philip Kemble, with the suggestion of issuing a pamphlet in his honour. Years this was followed by a proposal for a theatrical play, rejected by Kemble; the play itself was subsequently lost. Mudford, at 18, followed the Duke of Kent to Gibraltar as his assistant secretary. Mudford was a supporter of the foreign minister of the era George Canning. Mudford was a close friend and supporter of Samuel Taylor.

At the age of forty he lost a lot of money in speculative ventures in the stock market and had to start again financially. He worked hard and accepted an offer from the conservative party in East Kent to become the editor of the Kentish Observer, he settled in Canterbury and became the owner of the Kentish Observer. He contributed to Blackwood's Magazine and sometimes he wrote a story, a review, a political paper in the same issue, his series of First and Last stories were popular as were his contributions under the nickname of The Silent Member. In 1841 Mudford moved back to London where he succeeded Theodore Hook as editor of the John Bull magazine all the while maintaining his connection with the Kentish Observer. During this period his health started declining but he still kept a busy work schedule. In 1848 he wrote his last article on the topic of the French revolution which appeared in the John Bull on 5 March of the same year. Mudford while employed at the Morning Chronicle met William Hazlitt, working as a journalist there.

A rivalry developed between the two and Hazlitt became one of Mudford's detractors. In Hazlitt's essay in Table-Talk published in 1821 under the title Coffee-House Politicians, Roger