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Aeëtes, Æætes, or Aeeta, was a king of Colchis in Greek mythology. The name means "eagle". Aeëtes was the son of sun god Helios and the Oceanid Perseis, brother of Circe and Pasiphaë, father of Medea and Absyrtus, his consorts was either Idyia, the youngest daughter of Oceanus, Asterodeia, a Caucasian Oceanid, the Nereid Neaera, Ipsia or Eurylyte. According to others, he was the brother of Perses, a king of Tauris, husband of his niece Hecate, father of Medea and Absyrtus, yet other versions make Aeëtes a native of Corinth and son of Ephyra, an Oceanid, or else of a certain Antiope. Asterope was one of the possible mothers of Aeëtes. Pausanias states that, according to the poet Eumelos, Aeëtes was the son of Helios and brother of Aloeus. Helios divided the land he ruled, he gave Aloeus the part in Asopia and Aeëtes the part of Ephyra. Aeëtes gave his kingdom to Bounos, a son of Hermes and Alkidameia, went to Colchis, a country in western Caucasus; when Bounos died, Epopeus, a son of Aloeus who ruled in Asopia, became king of Ephyra too.

Aeëtes built a new colony in Colchis, near the mouth of the large river Phasis, called it Aea. Phrixus, son of Athamas and Nephele, along with his twin, were hated by their stepmother, Ino. Ino hatched a devious plot to get rid of the twins, roasting all the town's crop seeds so they would not grow; the local farmers, frightened of famine, asked a nearby oracle for assistance. Ino bribed the men sent to the oracle to lie and tell the others that the oracle required the sacrifice of Phrixus but before they were able to kill him and Helle were rescued by a golden ram sent by Nephele, their natural mother. Helle fell off the ram into the Hellespont and died, but Phrixus survived all the way to Colchis, where Aeëtes took him in and treated him kindly, giving Phrixus his daughter Chalciope in marriage. In gratitude, Phrixus gave the king the golden fleece of the ram, which Aeëtes hung on a tree in his kingdom. Aeëtes dedicated the golden fleece to Ares; some time Jason arrived to claim the fleece as his own.

Aeëtes promised to give it to him. First, Jason had to plow a field with fire-breathing oxen. Jason sowed the teeth of a dragon into a field; the teeth sprouted into an army of warriors. Jason was quick-thinking and before they attacked him, he threw a rock into the crowd. Unable to determine whence the rock had come, the soldiers killed each other. Aeëtes made Jason fight and kill the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece. Jason took the fleece and sailed away with Aeëtes's daughter Medea, who had fallen in love with him and had done much to help him win the fleece. Aeëtes pursued them in his own ship as they fled, but Medea distracted her father by killing and dismembering her brother and throwing pieces of his cadaver overboard. Aeëtes paused to gather the pieces of his son, thus Jason and Medea escaped; the mythical Aeetes may have reflected a memory of a historical personage. His name recurs in historical narratives of Classical authors who claim the enduring legacy of Aeëtes in Colchis. Arrian, touring the region in the 2nd century, reports seeing ruins from Aeetes' time.

The 5th-century author Zosimus mentions "a palace of Aeetes" standing at the mouth of the Phasis. Local rulers are claimed to have descended from Aeëtes, such as a king of the Phasians from Xenophon's Anabasis and Saulaces, a gold-rich king of Colchis, from Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia. Strabo, who treated Aeetes as a historical person, writes that this was "a local name among the Colchians"; the name of Aeëtes was bore by a historical Colchian, a 6th-century nobleman in Lazica in the times of Lazic War known from Agathias's account. If naming Aeëtes as the ancestor of the Colchian rulers was not the invention of the classical authors, it is possible that the Colchian rulers regarded themselves as descendants of Aeetes. Argonautica Orphica, 760–1044. Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica, 3. 240–4. 131. Scholia on Argonautica, 3. 242 Bibliotheca 1. 9. 23. Pausanias. Description of Greece, 2. 3. 10. Strabo. Geographica, 1,45. Smith, William. "Periphas 5." Media related to Aeëtes at Wikimedia Commons

Jeremy Butler

Jeremy Butler is an American football wide receiver, a free agent. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2014, he played college football at the University of Tennessee Martin. Butler attended the University of Tennessee Martin,where he played wide receiver and earned third-team All-American honors after his improved senior year. After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft Butler was signed as a free agent to the Baltimore Ravens on May 12, 2014. Butler was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a shoulder sprain for his rookie season on September 1, 2014. After returning from his injury in his second year, he was expected to compete for a roster spot on the team, however he was released on September 5, 2015 as part of the final roster cuts, he was re-signed to the practice squad. The Ravens activated Butler from the practice squad on October 26, 2015 as a result of many injuries and he became a frequent contributor to the offense. On September 3, 2016, Butler was released by the Ravens.

On September 4, 2016, Butler was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 4, 2016, he was released on October 9, 2016. On October 11, 2016, Butler signed with the New York Jets, he was released on October 29, 2016. Butler was claimed off waivers by the Chargers on October 31, 2016. On March 13, 2017, Butler signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, he was placed on injured reserve. Profile at

Russell Kelly

Russell Earl Kelly is an American Christian theologian, author and blogger. He writes non-fictional theological books. Russell is best known for evangelizing and debating why tithing 10% to one's church is not a Christian obligation, his conclusion places him in company with Christian leaders including John F. MacArthur, J. Vernon McGee and C. I. Scofield. Kelly has been the subject of media coverage including participating in a live 90 minute tithing debate in London on Revelation TV. On November 23, 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Suzanne Sataline, "The Backlash Against Tithing", to which Kelly was a major contributor. On March 2, 2008, Russell was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning news cover story, "To Tithe or Not to Tithe", he was subsequently mentioned in Charisma magazine online. Raised in a Baptist home as one of six children, Russell grew up in Jacksonville, before the family moved to Marietta, while he was in the tenth grade in 1960. From June 1962 until June 1966, he was in the US Air Force, learned Chinese Mandarin at Yale University and was promoted to the Transcription Department while serving in Taiwan.

In 1964, Russell married. He presently resides in Washington and teaches at the Victory Baptist Church Bible Institute. Th. M.: Covington Theological Seminary, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. From June 1962 to June 1966 he was in the US Air Force, received 22 semester hours in Chinese Mandarin at Yale University and was soon promoted to the Transcription Department while serving in Taiwan. Russell graduated cum laude from Southern Missionary College in Tennessee in 1976, now called Southern University Of Seventh Day Adventist, served two churches in Georgia, four in North Dakota and one in South Carolina. Although blind since 1989, Russell subsequently completed a Th. M.. and a Ph. D. at the independent Baptist-oriented Covington Theological Seminary in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in August 2000. His dissertation was on the subject of tithing. From that dissertation came his first book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine, his second book is Exposing Seventh-day Adventism, published in 2005.

His third book, From Gethsemane to Ascension, An Ultimate Harmony of the Gospel and Resurrection Plays is in conversational style. Critics say that because his education is from unaccredited schools his Ph. D. is fraudulent. Others challenge his motives. In response, Russell provides a webpage regarding his education and abilities, including having graduated "cum laude" from the Yale University Institute of Far Eastern Languages while in the Air Force, earning 22 semester hours and received a B. A. from Southern University Of Seventh Day Adventist, accredited. He notes that there are hundreds of religious schools that do not want the government telling them how or what to teach. Having been blind since 1989 and not able to drive, his choices of education were limited. Theologically, Russell is a conservative evangelical dispensational Baptist, he is available for travel. His favorite hobby is singing gospel, Marty Robbins and Frank Sinatra. After Should the Church Teach Tithing was published in January 2001, multiple sources addressed the book.

A July 2003 Christianity Today letter to the editor stated, "Next to the Bible this book will change your life. It is that powerful. There are many good theological books on this subject, but this book should be read by anyone wanting the'facts' as related to scripture and history and the church." In 2003, New Jerusalem Ministries listed the book for suggested reading. In 2004, Dr. David Alan Black at SEBTS published an essay in tithing in agreement with Kelly. November 6, 2006: Andreas J. Köstenberger and David A. Croteau, "Will a Man Rob God?: A Study of Tithing in the Old and New Testaments", in Bulletin of Biblical Research 26.1. November 23, 2007: The Wall Street Journal published an article by Suzanne Sataline, "The Backlash Against Tithing". November 27, 2007: In response to the Wall Street Journal article, the BPNEWS, Baptist Press, published an article, "The Bible and Giving", by Dr. Daniel Akin, President Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on The Bible and Giving. Except for his opening statement, the article is what Kelly teaches in his book and on his web site.2007: WAVA-FM in Washington, D. C. mentions Russell Kelly, his book and web site.

March 2, 2008: As a result of the Wall Street Journal articles Kelly was interviewed in his home and featured on the CBS Sunday Morning News cover story, "To Tithe or Not to Tithe". The video has remained popular online. Transcripts are available. March 7, 2008: BPNEWS, Baptist Press, published a long rebuttal of Kelly's 2 minute CBS News comments by Dr. Kenneth Hemphill in which both his name and book were mentioned. Kelly has since attempted to persuade Dr. Hemphill to dialog with him, accessible from Kelly's blog. March 11, 2008: Charisma magazine mentioned Russell Kelly and the CBS article on the first page of its online edition. July 18, 2008: In a rare occasion the Texas Baptist Standard printed Kelly's comments in response to a tithing article. September 14, 2008: The St. Petersburg Times mentioned Kelly and his book, Should the Church Teach Tithing, in a news article. On March 30, 2011, he participated in a live 90 minute tithing debate in London on Revelation TV; the trip was paid for by a friend.

March 2018: Russell has appeared on Susan Puzio's Blogtalk Radio a

List of universities and colleges in Shaanxi

The following is List of Universities and Colleges in Shaanxi. The following notation is used: National: Directly administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education National: Administered by other ministries Ω: Universities with high regards from the MOE and the Chinese government Provincial: Public university administered by the province Municipal: Public university administered by the municipality Private: Privately owned and funded university, or independent institution Mainland-HMT: Mainland China-Hong Kong or Macao or Taiwan joint venture university Sino-foreign: Sino-foreign joint venture universityThe default list should follow the neutral order provided by MOE, namely the numerical order of identification codes. Note: Institutions without full-time bachelor programs are not listed. Xi'an Jiaotong University Ω Northwest A&F University Ω Xidian University Ω Shaanxi Normal University Ω Chang'an University Ω Northwestern Polytechnical University Ω Air Force Engineering University The Fourth Military Medical University Ω PLA Rocket Force University of Engineering PLA Xi'an Telecommunication College PLA Xi'an College of Political Sciences Note: Institutions without full-time bachelor programs are not listed.

List of Chinese Higher Education Institutions — Ministry of Education List of Chinese universities, including official links Shaanxi Institutions Admitting International Students 陕西高校网址导航陕西大学名单(2008) 陕西本科普通高校名单

1858 in Belgium

Events in the year 1858 in Belgium. Monarch: Leopold I Head of government: Charles Rogier 17 July – New commercial treaty agreed with the United States. 2 August – Bourse of Antwerp burns down. September – International congress on intellectual property held in Brussels. PeriodicalsAlmanach de poche de Bruxelles Annales de pomologie belge et étrangère, vol. 6. Annuaire de la noblesse de Belgique, vol. 12, edited by Isidore de Stein d'Altenstein Annuaire statistique et historique belge, vol. 5, edited by Auguste Scheler Annuaire de l'Académie royale de Belgique, vol. 24 La Belgique, 5 La Belgique Horticole, vol. 8. Bulletin et annales de l'Académie d'archéologie de Belgique, vol. 5 Bulletins de l'Académie royale des sciences et belles-lettres de Bruxelles, vol. 5. Collection de précis vol. 7, edited by Edouard Terwecoren S. J. Journal de l'armée belge, vol. 15 Journal d'horticulture pratique de la BelgiqueOfficial reports and monographsRecueil consulaire contenant les rapports commerciaux Recueil des lois et arrêtés royaux de la Belgique, vol.

10Other worksC. H. Barlet, Géographie industrielle et commerciale de la Belgique Hendrik Conscience, De omwenteling van 1830 Alexandre Henne, Histoire du règne de Charles-Quint en Belgique Alphonse Wauters, Bruxelles et ses faubourgs: guide de l'étranger 8 April – Eugène van Rechem, bishop 12 September – Fernand Khnopff, painter 19 October – George Albert Boulenger, zoologist 4 November – Jacques de Lalaing, artist 22 February – Noël Delfosse, politician 29 April – Charles d'Hane de Steenhuyze, politician 15 May – Jacques Coghen, politician 27 June – Coralie van den Cruyce, writer

Buddy McGirt

James Walter "Buddy" McGirt is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1997, has since worked as a boxing trainer. He was a world champion in two weight classes, having held the IBF junior welterweight title in 1988, the WBC and lineal welterweight titles from 1991 to 1993; as a trainer he has worked with multiple world champions, including Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, Paulie Malignaggi, Sergey Kovalev. McGirt was named Trainer of the Year for 2002 by the Boxing Writers Association of America. McGirt’s aspirations of becoming a professional boxer existed at a young age."They said I was too small," McGirt says now. "They said. I said I could. I said I'd be the first world champion from Long Island - so the guy they said couldn't do it is the one who did it." Fulfilling this childhood dream, he did so with a vengeance, turning professional in the year 1983, the year he graduated from Brentwood High School. In 1988, McGirt defeated Frankie Warren, avenging what was at that time his only defeat, to win the IBF light welterweight title.

In his second defense, he lost the title to Meldrick Taylor. In November 1991, he defeated Simon Brown to win the WBC welterweight titles. Buddy was a talented fighter who had an outstanding career in the ring, he defeated men such as Simon Brown, Livingstone Bramble, Saoul Mamby, Edwin Curet, Howard Davis, Frankie Warren, Tony Baltazar, Gennaro Leon, Patrizio Oliva, Gary Jacobs, Tommy Ayers, Willie Rodriguez, Ralph Twinning, Buck Smith, Kevin Pompey, Rafael Williams, John Senegal, Eric Martin, Joe Manley, Tyrone Moore, Nick Rupa, Joe Gatti and George Heckley. At the beginning of 1993, McGirt was the world's top-ranked 147-pound boxer, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Without his money punch, the left hook, he had to box one-handed for a total of 24 rounds in two championship fights, he won the first fight. McGirt lost the title to Pernell Whitaker in 1993; the following year, he again lost to Whitaker in an attempt to regain the title. In 1997, he retired with a record of 73-6-1.

McGirt was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island in the Boxing Category with the Class of 1992. He was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998 and inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2019. Following his retirement from the ring, McGirt worked with up-and-coming young fighters as a trainer, his first protégé was Byron Mitchell, whom he led to victory against Manny Siaca for the WBA super middleweight title. The fight ended with a Mitchell hook to the body, followed with a quick hook to the head to knock Siaca out. McGirt would take up training full-time and became committed to the challenge of preparing other boxers to step into the ring. "Anybody can train but not many people can teach," McGirt said. "And that's. There are not many old-school trainers around." McGirt won the Boxing Writers' Association of America Trainer of the Year Award for 2002. McGirt's son, James McGirt Jr. is a professional boxer. McGirt trained Kurt Pellegrino's boxing, his first venture into MMA, trained heavyweight boxer Taishan Dong.

Buddy was managed by Al Certo and Stuart Weiner. McGirt, some of the fighters he trained are documented in the book "Bring it to the Ring: A Boxing Yearbook and Inspirational Message to Today's Youths." The book was published in 2005. Buddy was interviewed in 2018 by Darren Carter on the "Pocket Party Podcast", available on Itunes, YouTube and Anchor. McGirt began training Sergey Kovalev for his rematch against Eleider Alvarez and led him to a Unanimous Decision Win with 116-112 on 2 cards and 120-108 on the 3rd. List of light-welterweight boxing champions List of welterweight boxing champions List of WBC world champions Notable boxing families Professional boxing record for Buddy McGirt from BoxRec