Acre, Israel

Acre, known to locals as Akko or Akka, is a city in the coastal plain region of the Northern District of Israel. The city occupies an important location, sitting in a natural harbour at the extremity of Haifa Bay on the coast of the Mediterranean's Levantine Sea. Aside from coastal trading, it was an important waypoint on the region's coastal road and the road cutting inland along the Jezreel Valley; the first settlement during the Early Bronze Age was abandoned after a few centuries but a large town was established during the Middle Bronze Age. Continuously inhabited since it is among the oldest continuously-inhabited settlements on Earth, it has, been subject to conquest and destruction several times and survived as little more than a large village for centuries at a time. In present-day Israel, the population was 48,930 in 2018, made up of Jews, Christians and Baha'is. In particular, Acre is the holiest city of the Baháʼí Faith and receives many pilgrims of that faith every year. Thirty-two per cent of the city's population is Arab.

The mayor is Shimon Lankri, reelected in 2011. The etymology of the name is unknown, but not Semitic. A folk etymology in Hebrew is that, when the ocean was created, it expanded until it reached Acre and stopped, giving the city its name. Acre seems to be recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphics being the "Akka" in the execration texts from around 1800 BC and the "Aak" in the tribute lists of Thutmose III; the Akkadian cuneiform Amarna letters mention an "Akka" in the mid-14th-century BC. On its native currency, Acre's name was written ʿK, it appears once in Biblical Hebrew. Other transcriptions of these names include Acco, Accho and Ocina. Acre was known to the Greeks as Ákē, a homonym for Greek word meaning "cure". Greek legend offered a folk etymology that Hercules had found curative herbs at the site after one of his many fights; this name was Latinized as Ace. Josephus's histories transcribed the city into Greek as Akre. Under the successors of Alexander the Great, the Egyptians called the city Ptolemais and the Syrians Antioch or Antiochenes.

As both names were shared by a great many other towns, they were variously distinguished. The Syrians called it "Antioch in Ptolemais", the Romans Ptolemais in Phoenicia. Others knew it as "Antiochia Ptolemais". Under Claudius, it was briefly known as Germanicia in Ptolemais; as a Roman colony, it was notionally refounded and renamed Colonia Claudii Caesaris Ptolemais or Colonia Claudia Felix Ptolemais Garmanica Stabilis after its imperial sponsor Claudius. During the Crusades, it was known again as Acre or as St. John of Acre, after the Knights Hospitaller who had their headquarters there; the remains of the oldest settlement at the site of modern Acre were found at a tell located 1.5 km east of the modern city of Acre. Known as Tel Akko in Hebrew and Tell el-Fukhar in Arabic, its remains date to about 3000 BC, during the Early Bronze Age; this farming community endured for only a couple of centuries, after which the site was abandoned after being inundated by rising seawaters. Acre was resettled as an urban centre during the Middle Bronze Age and has been continuously inhabited since then.

During the Iron Age, Acre culturally affiliated with Phoenicia. In the biblical Book of Judges, Akko appears in a list of the places which the Israelites were not able to conquer from the Canaanites, it is described in the territory of the tribe of Asher and, according to Josephus's account, was reputed to have been ruled by one of Solomon's provincial governors. Around 725 BC, Acre joined Sidon and Tyre in a revolt against the Neo-Assyrian king Shalmaneser V. Strabo refers to the city as once a rendezvous for the Persians in their expeditions against Egypt. According to historians such as Diodurus Siculus and Strabo, King Cambyses II attacked Egypt after massing a huge army on the plains near the city of Acre. In December 2018 archaeologists digging at the site of Tell Keisan in Acre unearthed the remains of a Persian military outpost that might have played a role in the successful 525 B. C. Achaemenid invasion of Egypt; the Persian-period fortifications at Tell Keisan were heavily damaged during Alexander's fourth-century B.

C. campaign to drive the Achaemenids out of the Levant. After Alexander's death, his main generals divided his empire among themselves. At first, the Egyptian Ptolemies held the land around Acre. Ptolemy II renamed the city Ptolemais in his own and his father's honour in the 260s BC. Antiochus III conquered the town for the Syrian Seleucids in 200 BC. In the late 170s or early 160s BC, Antiochus IV founded a Greek colony in the town, which he named Antioch after himself. About 165 BC Judas Maccabeus defeated the Seleucids in several battles in Galilee, drove them into Ptolemais. About 153 BC Alexander Balas, son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, contesting the Seleucid crown with Demetrius, seized the city, which opened its gates to him. Demetrius offered many bribes to the Maccabees to obtain Jewish support against his rival, including the revenues of Ptolemais for the benefit of the Temple in Jerusalem, but in vain. Jonathan Apphus threw in his lot with Alexander and in 150 BC he was received by him with great honour in Ptolemais.

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Deadline (DC Comics)

Deadline is a fictional villain in the DC Comics universe. He first appears in the story "Deadline Doom!" in Starman #15 and was created by Roger Stern. Deadline first appears as a mercenary with a contract on Starman Will Payton, he is mentioned to be one of the highest paid super-mercenaries, along with Bolt. Other stories suggest that while Deadline is a master of what he does, he is not as regarded as, for example, Deathstroke or Deadshot. Deadline appears as a vacationer in Bialya; when the country is assisted by the Justice League, Deadline is captured by Guy Gardner. Deadline becomes part of a more villainous version of the Suicide Squad propping up the dictatorship in the Bermuda Triangle island of Diabloverde, his team is shown terrorizing civilians for fun. Amanda Waller and her Squad take him out along with his colleagues while attempting to remove the dictator. During the Underworld Unleashed event, Deadline meets fellow mercenaries Deadshot, Merlyn the Dark Archer and Chiller, bands together with them as the Killer Elite.

While operating within this group, they confront. The entire Elite suffers, he is hired by King Theisley of Poseidonis to assassinate Aquaman. Despite managing to get Aquaman out of the seas and into the sky, he fails to kill him, he attempts to kill Steel at one point but fails that as well. Deadline is shot and killed by Warden Wolfe at Iron Heights prison while trying to escape with cohorts Deadshot and Merlyn, he appears alive in the 2004 Deadshot mini-series. Writer Christos Gage justified this by pointing out that at the time of the shooting Deadline had been dosed with Joker venom, established as having healing properties, he appears in Cry for Justice. In the "DC Rebirth" reboot, a refined, costume-less Deadline appears in Deathstroke vol. 4 #15 with his hover discs. Deadline clashed with Deathstroke when the former was hired to kill congresswoman Delores Hasgrove, the latter accompanied the hero Powergirl whom protected her, their initial clash began when Deadline killed Tanya with his infinity rifle, only ended with Deathstroke severing Deadline's right hand and stealing his signature weapon when the assassin attempted to phase it through the former's Ikon Suit.

Deadline appears as a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains. Deadline has the inherent power of intangibility with a unique twist, he is able turn himself and any equipment that he is carrying intangible while still able to physically interact with his gear or his adversaries. He wears special equipment, including a plasma gun and flying discs. Deadline at DC Comics Wiki Deadline at Comic Vine

Alicia Zubasnabar de De la Cuadra

Alicia Zubasnabar de De la Cuadra known as "Licha", was an Argentine human rights activist. She was one of the twelve founding members of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and served as the first President of the organization, she has been named as a "prominent woman" by the Argentine National Congress and as an "illustrious citizen" by Corrientes Province. Alicia Zubasnabar de De la Cuadra was born in the small town of Sauce, Corrientes Province, in 1915. While living there she had five children with him. In 1945 they moved to settle in capital of Buenos Aires Province. During the military dictatorship named by its leaders as the National Reorganisation Process her husband, a worker at the Propulsora Siderúrgica in Ensenada, her son Roberto José and her daughter Elena, pregnant, her sons-in-law Héctor Baratti and Gustavo Ernesto Fraire were abducted, along with her grandson, recovered, it would be discovered that her granddaughter was born in captivity on June 16, 1977, named Ana Libertad by her mother.

Except for her grandson, none of them were seen again. Monseñor Emilio Graselli, private secretary to the army chaplain Mons. Adolfo S. Tortolo, who had a register listing many abducted individuals and with information on the fates of children born in captivity, told her that her son had died and that her daughter was being held under arrest. A year Alicia received news of the birth of her granddaughter and of the deplorable conditions under which her daughter and son-in-law were suffering: On that day a young man came to my house and said that he had been in the Quinta police station, La Plata, in the same room as Elena's husband, he didn't tell me anything about my son. But he told me that Elena had had a baby girl, who she named Ana, who weighed 3k 750g and whose footprints were recorded, he told me that Elena shared her cell with five other girls - in an absolute and total lack of hygiene - and who gave birth without medical assistance and while lying on the floor while her cellmates shouted in horror, asking for help.

He told me that Elena's husband, along with 35 other men, were at that moment in the next cell, in handcuffs and blindfolded, being periodically tortured. In the end hurt, he confessed to me that four days after being born Ana was separated from her mother and that Hector had sent a sort of last message: "Look for our daughter"; the judges systematically refused to start any sort of investigative activities. Shortly afterwards, thanks to the negotiations of that Italian Jesuit order, Monseñor Mario Pichi intervened, meeting with Colonel Rospide Rospide to ask him if he could give the child to its grandmother; the Colonel replied: What you are asking me for is impossible, monseñor. The girl - and this is an irreversible fact - has been given to a important family; the coup d'état of March 24, 1976, established a regime of state terrorism based on the forced disappearance of the opposition and the imposition of an atmosphere of terror designed to avoid complaints. At that time, the family members of the disappeared were defenceless and powerless, as neither any of the world's democracies, nor the Catholic Church, nor international humanitarian organisations were ready to condemn the atrocities committed by the military regime and on the contrary cooperated with this illegal repression in some cases.

Nor was it possible to call on the judiciary system for help. Under these conditions a group of mothers and other family members of the disappeared started a nonviolent resistance movement which made history; the idea was put forward by Azucena Villaflor kidnapped and murdered by the dictatorship: We have to go straight to the Plaza de Mayo and stay there until they answer us. On April 30, 1977, they began marching every Thursday around the Pirámide de Mayo in the square of the same name, located opposite the House of Government. To call attention to themselves, the women decided to cover their heads with white cloth; the group became known as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, by their simple presence they began to exert national and international pressure on the question of the fates of those who disappeared in Argentina. Amongst these mothers and grandmothers was Alicia Zubasnabar de De la Cuadra, "Licha", who had started to participate in the marches in September 1977 along with her husband and Hebe de Bonafini.

At that time, another mother and grandmother, María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani or "Chicha", had started looking for other mothers of the disappeared who were, like her, looking for their grandchildren. Mariani had been pushed towards joining up with other grandmothers by Lidia Pegenaute, a lawyer working as an advisor to minors in the courts of La Plata, where she had tried without success to find a solution to her case. In the second half of 1977 Mariani went to see De la Cuadra at her house in La Plata: On the day I met Alicia she was wearing a pink dressing-gown and tidying her house. We lost track of time. On that day I started to find out what was happening and to understand that the search had to happen in a different way, that there was not just a single missing child but at least two of them, and if there were two, how many more could there be? For the first time I felt the horrific feeling that we couldn't find the children because they didn't want to give them to us; that same day and Licha made the decision to form a group of grandmothers and unite those whom they knew from the Thursday marches in the Plaza de Mayo.

Licha looked for the other grandmothers that she knew from the Plaza de Mayo, we met up and we decided to work to