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Angel Moroni

The Angel Moroni is an angel stated by Joseph Smith to have visited him on numerous occasions, beginning on September 21, 1823. According to Smith, the angel was the guardian of the golden plates, buried in the hill Cumorah near Smith's home in western New York. An important figure in the theology of the Latter Day Saint movement, Moroni is featured prominently in Mormon architecture and art. Besides Smith, the Three Witnesses and several other witnesses reported that they saw Moroni in visions in 1829. Moroni is thought by Latter Day Saints to be the same person as a Book of Mormon prophet-warrior named Moroni, the last to write in the golden plates; the book states that Moroni buried them before he died after a great battle between two pre-Columbian civilizations. After he died, he became an angel, tasked with guarding the golden plates and directing Smith to their location in the 1820s. According to Smith, he returned the golden plates to Moroni after they were translated and, as of 1838, Moroni still had the plates in his possession.

There have been two conflicting accounts as to the name of the angel. Smith referred to "an angel" without identifying its name. Thus, in an 1831 letter from Lucy Mack Smith to her brother, she discusses Moroni as the person who buried the plates, but does not identify him as the unnamed "holy angel" that gave Smith the means to translate the golden plates. In Smith's 1832 history, he said he was visited by "an angel of the Lord", who mentioned the Book of Mormon prophet "Moroni" as the last engraver of the golden plates. Smith identified the angel as Moroni in 1835, while preparing the first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, he made additions to an earlier revelation regarding sacramental wine, indicated a number of angels that would come to the earth after the Second Coming and drink wine with Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Among those angels, the revelation listed "Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel. Around this time, Cowdery was writing a history of Smith in which he identified the angel as the prophet Moroni from the Book of Mormon.

In July 1838, Smith wrote an article for the church periodical Elders' Journal, in the form of questions and answers, that stated the following: Question 4th. How, where did you obtain the book of Mormon? Answer. Moroni, the person who deposited the plates, from whence the book of Mormon was translated, in a hill in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, as a resurrected being, appeared unto me, told me where they were. However, on May 2, 1838, a few months before Smith's statement in Elders' Journal, Smith began dictating a church history that included a detailed account of his visits from the angel. In this text, Smith identified the angel as "Nephi", the name of the Book of Mormon's first narrator. Smith's 1838 identification as "Nephi" was left unchanged when the 1838 history was published in 1842 in Times and Seasons, which Smith edited himself, in Millennial Star. In the latter, an editorial referred to the 1823 vision and praised "the glorious ministry and message of the angel Nephi". In 1851, after Smith's death, the identification as "Nephi" was repeated when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published its first edition of the Pearl of Great Price.

It was repeated in 1853 when Smith's mother Lucy Mack Smith published a history of her son. As a further complication, Mary Whitmer, mother to one of the Three Witnesses and four of the Eight Witnesses, said she had a vision of the golden plates, shown to her by an angel whom she always called "Brother Nephi", who may or may not have been the same angel to which Smith referred. Based on Smith's other statements that the angel was "Moroni," and based on both prior and publications, most Latter Day Saints view Smith's 1838 identification of the angel as Nephi as a mistake on the part of the transcriber or a editor. In the version of Smith's 1838 history published by the LDS Church, as well as the portion canonized by that denomination as the Pearl of Great Price, the name "Nephi" has been changed by editors to read "Moroni"; the Community of Christ publishes the original story, including the identification of "Nephi", but indicates "Moroni" in a footnote. In one of Smith's histories, he described him as an "angel of light" who "had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness.

It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had seen.… His hands were naked and his arms a little above the wrists.… Not only was his robe exceedingly white but his whole person was glorious beyond description". According to Smith's sister Katharine, the angel "was dressed in white raiment, of whiteness beyond anything Joseph had seen in his life, had a girdle about his waist, he saw his hands and wrists, they were pure and white." Smith said that on the night of September 21, 1823, Moroni appeared to him and told him about the golden plates that were buried in a stone box a few miles from Smith's home. Smith said. In addition to Smith, several other early Mormons said they had visions where they saw the angel Moroni. Three Witnesses said they saw the angel in 1829: Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, Martin Harris. O

Ruins of Zhentil Keep

Ruins of Zhentil Keep is a supplement to the 2nd edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Ruins of Zhentil Keep is a boxed set for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting; the "Campaign Book" covers Zhentil Keep's people and creatures in detail. The "Adventure Book" offers a trio of adventures, each staged in a different era. Ruins of Zhentil Keep was written by Kevin Melka and John Terra, with David "Zeb" Cook and Ed Greenwood, published by TSR, Inc. as a boxed set. Rick Swan reviewed Ruins of Zhentil Keep for Dragon magazine #222, he proclaims that "Dungeon Masters stuck with stalled campaigns can do no better than this, a lavish boxed set so stuffed with ideas that the lid bulges." He comments that the "Good stuff" includes "a cast of sinister NPCs" like Manshoon of the Zhentarim, vicious monsters like the render, "a food-aholic that can digest anything". Swan identifies the "Not-so-good stuff": "the random event tables, which are underdeveloped to the point of irrelevancy and the l-o-n-g historical summaries.

But considering the sheer volume of material - over 200 pages worth, plus all manner of data tucked away on card sheets and poster maps - the misfires are easy to overlook."

Frank Hardy

Francis Joseph Hardy, publishing as Frank J. Hardy was an Australian left-wing novelist and writer best known for his controversial novel Power Without Glory, he wrote under the pseudonym Ross Franklyn. He was a political activist bringing the plight of Aboriginal Australians to international attention with the publication of his book, The Unlucky Australians, in 1968, he ran unsuccessfully for the Australian parliament twice. Frank Hardy, the fifth of the eight children of Thomas and Winifred Hardy, was born on 21 March 1917 at Southern Cross in Western Victoria and moved with his family to Bacchus Marsh, west of Melbourne, his mother, was a Roman Catholic – his father, Thomas, an atheist of Welsh and English descent. In 1931 Hardy left school, aged 14, embarked upon a series of manual jobs. According to Hardy biographer Pauline Armstrong, "his first job was as a messenger and bottlewasher at the local chemist's shop" and Hardy worked at the local grocer, he also did manual work "in and around Bacchus Marsh in the milk factory, digging potatoes, picking tomatoes and fruit".

There is some debate among Hardy's biographers about the relative extent Hardy suffered from hardships during the 1930s depression. Hardy claimed himself that he left home when he was 13 because "his dad couldn't get the dole" with him at home. However, Jim Hardy, Frank's eldest brother, wrote to the Melbourne Herald on 6 November 1983 to rebut this assertion, claiming that Frank had never had to leave home – further noting that their "father never lost a day's work in his life". According to biographer Jenny Hocking in a more recent biography, Tom Hardy did indeed lose his job at a milk factory at the start of the Great Depression, the family had to move into a small rented house in Lerderderg Street. In 1937 Radio Times published a selection of his cartoons. In 1940 Hardy married Rosslyn Couper and they had three children, Frances and Shirley. From 1954 they made their home in Sydney; because of his experiences during the Depression, Hardy joined the Communist Party of Australia in 1939. Hardy stood unsuccessfully twice as a CPA candidate for public office: in 1953 as a Senate candidate for Victoria, in 1955 for the seat of Mackellar in the House of Representatives.

Hardy stood unsuccessfully for the National Committee of the CPA in 1955 and again in 1967. According to Pauline Armstrong, Hardy enlisted in the Australian armed forces on 10 May 1943, he was posted to Mataranka in the Northern Territory, under "perpetual anticipation" of attack from the Japanese. Editing and writing a unit newspaper for the Australian army, he was employed as an artist for the army journal, Salt, his short stories "A Stranger in the Camp" and "The Man from Clinkapella" won competitions, his work was accepted by Coast to Coast and The Guardian. Many of his early stories were written under the pseudonym Ross Franklyn, he continued to work in journalism for most of his life. Although he opposed the foundation of the Australian Society of Authors for political reasons in 1963, he joined the Society and served on its Management Committee, he played an active role in assisting the Gurindji people in the Gurindji strike in the mid to late 1960s. The documentary film The Unlucky Australians, which featured Frank Hardy and the Gurindji people, was made by director and producer John Goldschmidt for Associated Television and transmitted on the ITV network in the UK.

His most famous work, Power Without Glory, was published in 1950 by Hardy himself, with the assistance of other members of the Communist Party. The novel is a fictionalised version of the life of a Melbourne businessman, John Wren, is set in the fictitious Melbourne suburb of Carringbush. In 1950 Hardy was arrested for criminal libel and had to defend Power Without Glory in a celebrated case shortly after its publication. Prosecutors alleged that Power Without Glory criminally libelled John Wren's wife by implying that she had engaged in an extramarital affair. Hardy was acquitted and it was the last criminal libel case launched in Victoria. Hardy detailed the case in his book The Hard Way. Power Without Glory was filmed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1976 as a 26-episode television series adapted by Howard Griffiths and Cliff Green. Hardy wrote plays, including Who was Henry Larsen and Faces in the Street, which were both based on Henry Lawson. Hardy was a member of the Realist Writers Group, which he represented in 1951 at the 3rd World Festival of Youth and Students in Berlin.

Frank Hardy died at his home in North Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, from a heart attack on 28 January 1994, aged 76. His cremated remains were interred at Fawkner Memorial Park. Hardy's younger sister, Mary Hardy, was a popular radio and television personality in the 1960s/1970s, his granddaughter, Marieke Hardy, is a writer in Melbourne. Power Without Glory, 1950. Reprint 2000 ISBN 0-522-84888-5 Journey into the future, 1952 The Four Legged Lottery 1958 ISBN 0-00-614501-9 The Hard Way: The Story Behind Power without Glory, 1961. ISBN 0-00-614471-3 Legends from Benson's Valley, 1963. ISBN 0-14-007504-6 The Yarns of Billy Borker, 1965. Billy Borker Yarns Again, 1967; the Unlucky Australians, 1968. 1972 ISBN 0-7260-0012-4 Outcasts of Foolgarah, 1971, ISBN 0-85887-000-2 But the Dead Are Many: A Novel in Fugue Form, 1975, ISBN 0-370-10570-2 The Needy and the Greedy: Humorous Stories of the Racetrack, 1975. The Obsession of Oscar Oswald, 1983, ISBN 0-9592104-1-5 Who Shot George Kirkland?: A Novel About the Nature of Truth, 1981.

Warrant of Distress, 1983

California Association of Winegrape Growers

The California Association of Winegrape Growers was established in 1974 as an advocate for California's wine grape growers, providing leadership on research and education programs, public policies, sustainable farming practices and trade policy to enhance the California wine grape growing business and communities. According to their website, major objectives of CAWG's advocacy are: improvements in industry statistical data, funding for viticultural research, reform of federal estate tax law, preventing misleading grape origin and varietal information on wine labels. Today CAWG represents the growers of more than 60 percent of the gross grape tonnage crushed for wine and concentrate in California. Since 1995, CAWG and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture have worked together to host the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, a trade show combined with symposium held every January in Sacramento, United States of America. Karen Ross served as President of the California Association of Winegrape Growers from 1996 to 2009, before becoming Chief of Staff to U.

S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, was subsequently appointed as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture in January 2011. Official website

Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1956–1959

This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 13 October 1956 election and the 2 May 1959 election. The previous Darwin division had been renamed Braddon after former Premier of Tasmania Sir Edward Braddon. 1 Labor MHA for Bass, Claude Barnard, died on 6 December 1957. A recount on 23 December 1957 resulted in the election of former Labor MHA John Madden. 2 Labor MHA for Denison and Premier, Robert Cosgrove, resigned due to ill health on 25 August 1958. A recount on 4 September 1958 resulted in the election of Labor candidate Eric Howroyd. 3 Liberal MHA for Wilmot, Charles Best, resigned to contest the Council seat of Meander in November 1958. A recount on 24 November 1958 resulted in the election of former Liberal MHA Amelia Best. 4 Labor MHA for Wilmot, Reg Fisher, died on 29 December 1958. A recount on 15 January 1959 resulted in the election of former Labor candidate William McNeil. 5 Labor MHA for Denison, Alfred White, was appointed to the role of Agent-General in London in January 1959.

A recount on 27 January 1959 resulted in the election of Labor candidate Bert Lacey. Lacey never got to sit in Parliament, however, as the House had been prorogued and he was defeated at the following election. 6 On 9 April 1959, Dr Reg Turnbull, the Treasurer and Minister for Health, was suspended from Labor Party membership by the State Executive due to constant criticism of the Reece Government. The event precipitated the calling of the 1959 election for 2 May, at which Turnbull won two quotas in his own right. Hughes, Colin A.. D.. Voting for the South Australian, Western Australian and Tasmanian Lower Houses, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-1334-6. Parliament of Tasmania; the Parliament of Tasmania from 1856

Mario Ochoa (DJ)

Mario Ochoa is a DJ and producer born in Medellin, Colombia. Mario Ochoa got started in music production in 2000 which over the years has made him popular, as his tracks can be found in the most important charts around the world. Mario Ochoa is known for his unique House & Tech House music style but he has ventured into many other EDM genres. Born in Medellin Mario's career started in 1999 when he was 18 years old. In 2003 Mario released his first hit "Habla con la Luna" on Disc Doctor Records which became a huge success on Spain, France and South America, being included on more than 70 compilations all over the world; that same year, Mario gets more exposure when he got signed with to "Poolemusic" property of Antoine Clamaran, French dj and producer who helped a lot to grow Mario's career. Since Mario has signed tracks with many other labels such as Ultra, Universal, 100% Pure, Toolroom Records, 1605 Music Therapy, Great Stuff, Juicy Music, Nervous Records, Fine Tune, Pacha Records, Ministry of Sound, Subliminal Records, to name a few.

In 2006 Mario launched his own record label "Avenue Recordings", which has released many hits in the past years including several of Mario's own productions and as well trying to help new talents be heard. In 2008 his track "Much Better" became a massive hit all over the world, played by hundreds of radio stations and supported by the biggest names on the scene; the hits kept coming, singles like "The Indian Express", "BS", "Mr Boom", "Tu va ver", "Lockdown", "Big Spender", "La Cosa Nostra", "La Noche", "The Chant", "Wizard" "Give some Love" all hitting the charts on the major digital stores around the world. In 2010 Mario started his own Radio/Podcast show, called "Infected Beats" which airs every two weeks; the show includes special guest mixes on every episode. 2004 Mario Ochoa - Habla con la luna 2006 Mario Ochoa & Antoine Clamaran - Give some love 2008 Mario Ochoa - Kalua 2008 Mario Ochoa - Wizard 2009 Mario Ochoa - So Serious 2009 Mario Ochoa - Much Better 2009 Mario Ochoa - Twisted 2009 Mario Ochoa - Gorilla 2010 Mario Ochoa - Big Spender 2010 Mario Ochoa - Fuckin 2011 Mario Ochoa - La Noche 2011 Mario Ochoa - Brujos y Hechiceros 2011 Mario Ochoa - Chronos 2012 Mario Ochoa - The Indian Express 2012 Mario Ochoa - The Chant 2012 Mario Ochoa - Mr. Boom 2012 Mario Ochoa - Alpha 2013 Mario Ochoa - Tu Va Ver 2015 Mario Ochoa - Me gusta Official Site Avenue Recordings