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Adalbert of Prague

Adalbert of Prague, known in Czech by his birth name Vojtěch, was a Bohemian missionary and Christian saint. He was the Bishop of Prague and a missionary to the Hungarians and Prussians, martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians to Christianity, he is said to be the composer of the oldest Czech hymn Hospodine, pomiluj ny and Bogurodzica, the oldest known Polish hymn, but his authorship of it has not been confirmed. St. Adalbert was declared the patron saint of the Czech Republic and the Duchy of Prussia, he is the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Esztergom in Hungary. Born as Vojtěch in 952 or ca. 956 in gord Libice, he belonged to the Slavnik clan, one of the two most powerful families in Bohemia. Events from his life were recorded by a Bohemian priest Cosmas of Prague. Vojtěch's father was a duke ruling a province centred at Libice, his mother was Střezislava, according to David Kalhous belonged to the Přemyslid dynasty. He had five brothers: Soběslav, Spytimír, Dobroslav, Pořej, Čáslav.

Cosmas refers to Radim as a brother. After he survived a grave illness in childhood, his parents decided to dedicate him to the service of God. Adalbert was well educated, having studied for ten years in Magdeburg under the tutelage of St. Adalbert of Magdeburg; the young Vojtěch took his tutor's name "Adalbert" at his Confirmation. In 981 St. Adalbert of Magdeburg died, his young protege Adalbert returned to Bohemia. Bishop Dietmar of Prague ordained him a Catholic priest. In 982, Bishop Dietmar died, Adalbert, despite being under canonical age, was chosen to succeed him as Bishop of Prague. Amiable and somewhat worldly, he was not expected to trouble the secular powers by making excessive claims for the Church. Although Adalbert was from a wealthy family, he avoided comfort and luxury, was noted for his charity and austerity. After six years of preaching and prayer, he had made little headway in evangelizing the Bohemians, who maintained embedded pagan beliefs. Adalbert opposed the participation of Christians in the slave trade and complained of polygamy and idolatry, which were common among the people.

Once he started to propose reforms he was met with opposition from both the secular powers and the clergy. His family refused to support Duke Boleslaus in an unsuccessful war against Poland. Adalbert was no longer welcome and forced into exile. In 988 he went to Rome, he lived as a hermit at the Benedictine monastery of Saint Alexis. Five years Boleslaus requested that the Pope send Adalbert back to Prague, in hopes of securing his family's support. Pope John XV agreed, with the understanding that Adalbert was free to leave Prague if he continued to encounter entrenched resistance. Adalbert returned as bishop of Prague, where he was received with demonstrations of apparent joy. Together with a group of Italian Benedictine monks which brought with him, he founded in 14 January 993 a monastery in Břevnov, the second oldest monastery on Czech territory. In 995, the Slavniks' former rivalry with the Přemyslids, who were allied with the powerful Bohemian clan of the Vršovcis, resulted in the storming of the Slavnik town of Libice nad Cidlinou, led by the Přemyslid Boleslaus II the Pious.

During the struggle four or five of Adalbert's brothers were killed. The Zlič Principality became part of the Přemyslids' estate. Adalbert unsuccessfully attempted to protect a noblewoman caught in adultery, she had fled to a convent. In upholding the right of sanctuary, Bishop Adalbert responded by excommunicating the murderers. Butler suggests. After this, Adalbert escaped from Prague. Strachkvas was appointed to be his successor. However, Strachkvas died during the liturgy at which he was to accede to his episcopal office in Prague; the cause of his death is still ambiguous. The Pope directed Adalbert to resume his see, but believing that he would not be allowed back, he requested a brief as an itinerant missionary. Adalbert traveled to Hungary and baptized Géza of Hungary and his son Stephen in Esztergom, he went to Poland where he was cordially welcomed by then-Duke Boleslaus I and installed as Bishop of Gniezno. Adalbert again relinquished his diocese, namely that of Gniezno, set out as a missionary to preach to the inhabitants near Prussia.

Bolesław I, Duke of Poland, sent soldiers with Adalbert on his mission to the Prussians. The Bishop and his companions, including his half-brother Radim, entered Prussian territory and traveled along the coast of the Baltic Sea to Gdańsk. Success attended his efforts at first, but his imperious manner in commanding the people to abandon paganism irritated them, at the instigation of one of the pagan priests he was murdered on 23 April 997 on the Baltic Sea coast east of Truso or near Tenkitten and Fischhausen, it is recorded. A few years after his martyrdom, Adalbert was canonized as St. Adalbert of Prague, his life was written in Vita Sancti Adalberti Pragensis by various authors, the earliest being traced to imperial Aachen and the Bishop of Liège, Notger von Lüttich, although it was assumed that the Roman monk John Canaparius wrote the first Vit

The Invisible Girls

The Invisible Girls were a British rock band, formed in Salford, Greater Manchester in 1978, to provide a musical backdrop to the recorded output of Salford punk poet John Cooper Clarke. The band's nucleus was Joy Division and New Order producer Martin Hannett and keyboardist Steve Hopkins, with contributions from, amongst others, Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks and Bill Nelson of Be-Bop Deluxe; the band played on the first solo album by Pauline Murray, the eponymous Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls and some singles, with Nico for the single "Procession". The band was formed to provide backing music for punk poet John Cooper Clarke, it featured Factory Records producer Martin Hannett on bass guitar, Steve Hopkins on keyboards, 10cc drummer Paul Burgess and guitarist Lyn Oakey. This line-up played on Cooper Clarke's debut album Où est la maison de fromage?, before they named themselves the Invisible Girls. Disguise in Love was produced by Hannett and released in 1978, featured collaborations with Be-Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and Buzzcock Pete Shelley.

John Scott was either a collaborator or full-time member. A second album, Crackle & Bop, followed in 1980. In 1980, the band began to work with Pauline Murray, who in the same year dissolved her punk band Penetration. Burgess had left The Invisible Girls by this point to dedicate more time to 10cc. During Murray's period with the band, Hannett worked as producer, being replaced on bass by Robert Blamire a former member of Penetration; the band's first single, "Dream Sequences", was released in August 1980, featuring Murray, Hopkins and Alan Rawlings from Cowboys International as guest guitarist. Shortly afterwards, the line-up was extended to the Durutti Column's Vini Reilly and Dave Rowbotham on guitar, Dave Hassell on percussion plus John Maher from Buzzcocks on drums, they released an eponymous album in September, followed by a second single, "Mr X", in November 1980. To perform live, the band recruited guitarist Wayne Hussey, who had answered an advertisement in the Melody Maker magazine; the band recorded a final single, "Searching For Heaven", which they released in 1981: the A-side featured Bernard Sumner as guest guitarist.

After this and Hopkins continued as the only remaining members, with Paul Burgess re-joining. In 1982, the band returned to work with John Cooper Clarke. At the time, former singer with the Velvet Underground, was living in Manchester, she worked with the band, they released only one single, "Procession". The title track featured Philip "Toby" Tolman on drums; the B-side, a cover of "All Tomorrow's Parties", featured Burgess on drums. Shortly afterwards and Toby went to work with Blue Orchids. Disguise in Love Snap, Crackle & Bop Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls Zip Style Method Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins: The Invisible Girls "Dream Sequences" "Mr X" "Searching For Heaven" "Procession" Cult of the week – Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls Pauline Murray & the Invisible Girls Webpage about The Invisible Girls

Iridopsis pergracilis

Iridopsis pergracilis, the cypress looper moth, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by George Duryea Hulst in 1900, it is found in the US from Maryland to Florida. The wingspan is 26–28 mm. Adults have whitish or pale tan wings with black antemedial and postmedial lines bordered by dark gray shading. In southern Florida, adults are on wing year round; the larvae feed on Taxodium distichum. They feed on entire leaves of their host plant. Prior to pupation, last instar larvae chew shallow depressions into the bark and form a cocoon of silk webbing and bark fibers. Pupation occurs on tree branches, they are light grayish with reddish-brown dorsal patches bordered by a subdorsal black stripe

Karsten Andersen

Karsten Anker Andersen was a Norwegian conductor. Karsten Andersen was born in Fredrikstad, he graduated from Accademia Musicale Chigiana. He made his debut as a violinist in 1939, he was employed by the Oslo Philharmonic in Oslo from 1940 to 1945. He was Principal Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1964 to 1985, becoming Artistic Director in 1966, his repertoire includes much contemporary Norwegian music. He was Principal Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 1978. From 1985 to 1988, Andersen was professor of conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music, he was one of the three founders of the Youth Orchestra, which he initiated, together with violinist Leif Jørgensen and trumpeter Harry Kvebæk. His interment was at Oslo Western Civil Cemetery. 1974 Norwegian Arts Council Music Prize 1975 Norwegian state artist award Media related to Karsten Andersen at Wikimedia Commons Karsten Andersen at Find a Grave

Jennifer Munson Donovan

Jennifer Munson is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. The character was the daughter of late police chief, Hal Munson, fashion designer, Barbara Ryan, she was born on-screen on October 29, 1990 and died on-screen on July 7, 2006 of cardiovascular myopathy brought on by a pneumonic infection. The role was portrayed by Jennifer Ferrin at the time of the character's death, she received two Daytime Emmy nominations in 2005 and 2006 for "Outstanding Younger Actress" and "Outstanding Supporting Actress" respectively. She was born Jennifer Louise Munson on October 29, 1990 to Barbara Ryan and Darryl Crawford but was adopted by Hal Munson, her birth date was revised to 1983 after she aged to 16 years old in 1999. Mike and Jennifer met through mutual friends, her sister, had a crush on Mike and his friend, had a crush on Nikki. One day, Mike was fixing a pipe, he ripped his jeans, Jennifer decided that she would make a design out of them. With Mike as her inspiration, she decided to start her own design company called "Street Jeans".

Mike and Jen started spending time together. They decided to embark on a relationship but when Mike's ex-girlfriend, Katie Peretti, came back into town, it was obvious that Katie and Mike still had feelings for one another. Though Mike had feelings for Katie, he insisted. On the night of a party for Jen's company, Mike didn't show up. Jen knew. After the party, thinking that she and Mike were breaking up, Jen got drunk and slept with Craig Montgomery. Jen felt horrible about what she'd done, confessed all to Mike, he forgave her. Jen found out that not only was she pregnant, but it wasn't Mike's baby. Mike suggested that they get married, that he would raise that baby as his own. Tensions rose soon. Jennifer, knowing his history, was determined to keep him out of her child's life, she decided to set Craig up to make it look. Her plan worked; the court decided. Mike, who wanted a peaceful resolution, was angry, he went to a hotel where Katie just happened to be staying. They ended up admitting that they still loved one another.

Jen found Mike with Katie and tried to convince him that they could make their marriage work but Mike told her that their marriage was over. Jennifer first met older man, Dusty when she first came back to Oakdale from Europe, she at first flirted with him as a way of getting him away from Rose, Jen's brother Paul's former girlfriend. While Jennifer and Dusty were attracted to one another, they didn't like each other. Dusty stayed with Rose, Jen moved on. Years business would bring them back into each other's lives. With Jen building her new company, Street Jeans, the company became a subsidiary of Lucinda Walsh's World Wide where Dusty worked. Not getting along at first, they found common ground against a common enemy in Craig Montgomery. After having a one-night stand with Craig, Jennifer found herself pregnant, but Jennifer, knowing the type of father that Craig was, didn't want him in her baby's life. Jennifer decided to raise the baby as his. To make this happen and Dusty set Craig up; as a result, there was a restraining order against Craig.

Having found out what Jennifer and Dusty did, Mike left her. Upset over the breakup, Jen went to her mother's cabin, she went into premature labor. Dusty helped her give birth to her son, but at the hospital, Jen's baby died. With Dusty delivering her son and Dusty formed a bond and friendship. At her son's funeral, it was revealed that she named John Dustin Kasnoff. For months, Dusty was there for Jen, he helped her through the pain of losing her child, her drug addiction and believed in her when she insisted that her son was still alive. Their friendship turned into love. After not being able to prove that her son was alive, Jen pushed Dusty away. Having been rejected by Jennifer, Dusty went back to Meg Snyder. Meg kept it a secret to keep Dusty with her; when her guilt got the best of her, Meg made it so that Dusty would figure out the truth without having anyone discover her part in it. Dusty got John Dustin back for Jen and their bond became stronger, but Dusty remained with Meg. When Dusty discovered Meg's part in the deception, he left her and went back to Jennifer.

Not too long after Jennifer and Dusty started dating, Dusty was presumed dead. Like when her son was presumed dead, Jennifer didn't believe it, she didn't feel. Her brother, Paul claimed to have killed him during a fight they had but Paul was lying. Paul thought that Meg killed Dusty, but when he discovered that she didn't, he realized that his former girlfriend, Emily Stewart might have. Emily didn't kill Dusty, she was holding him hostage. After getting a note from Dusty, she was determined to find him, she followed Emily into the woods. There, she found Dusty. With that crisis over, Dusty asked Jen to marry him, she accepted his proposal, he adopted her son. Not long after the adoption went through, Johnny fell ill, but with the help of Dusty's kidnapper, Emily, he got better. Jen contracted pneumonia while looking over Johnny, her disease turned into something deadly. Knowing her fate, Jen asked Dusty to marry her now instead of later. Not too long aft

Homer Tien

Homer Chin-Nan Tien is a Canadian trauma surgeon and the president and CEO of Ornge, an air ambulance non-profit based on Ontario. He holds the rank of colonel in the Canadian Forces Health Services, associate professorship at the University of Toronto, was former Director of Trauma Services at Sunnybrook's Tory Regional Trauma Centre, he is the first and current Canadian Forces Major Sir Frederick Banting Term Chair in Military Trauma Research. Tien earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Queen's University in 1989. In 1992, he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University, he pursued residency training in family medicine before obtaining his Independent Practice Certificate in 1993. His training was sponsored by the Canadian Forces. After training, was posted with the 2 Field Ambulance at CFB Petawawa, served as the unit medical officer for the 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. While at 1 RCR, he deployed to Croatia on Operation Harmony, he deployed to Bosnia with IFOR on Operation Alliance.

He served with Canadian special forces at Dwyer Hill Training Centre as their first unit medical officer. He has deployed to the Golan Heights, has worked with Veterans Affairs in the recovery of RCAF airmen missing from World War II, in the Burma recovery mission, he underwent four years of further residency training in general surgery via the Canadian Forces and the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2002. As a Canadian Forces surgeon, he deployed to the NATO-led multinational stabilization force in Bosnia in 2003, to Kabul with ISAF in 2004, multiple times to the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar. In 2007, he earned a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. Tien was awarded the Officer of the Order of Military Merit in December 2011. In July 2012, Tien was presented with the Canadian Forces Major Sir Frederick Banting Term Chair in Military Trauma Research. In 2019, Tien was appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.

Tien's research focuses on combat trauma care and war surgery, prehospital trauma care, improving trauma care to populations working and living in remote areas. Pannell D, Brisebois R, Talbot M, Trottier V, Clement J, Garraway N, McAlister V, Tien HC. Causes of death in Canadian Forces members deployed to Afghanistan and implications on tactical combat casualty care provision. J Trauma. 2011 Nov. Tien HC, Jung V, Pinto R, Mainprize T, Scales DC, Rizoli SB. Reducing time-to-treatment decreases mortality of trauma patients with acute subdural hematoma. Ann Surg. 2011 Jun. Tien HC, Farrell R, Macdonald J. Preparing Canadian military surgeons for Afghanistan. CMAJ. 2006. Tien HC, Jung V, Rizoli SB, Acharya SV, Macdonald JC. An evaluation of tactical combat casualty care interventions in a combat environment. J Am Coli Surg. 2008. Tien HC, Acharya SV, Redelmeier DA. Preventing deaths in the Canadian military. Am J Prev Med. 2010.