click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Angles

The Angles were one of the main Germanic peoples who settled in Great Britain in the post-Roman period. They founded a number of kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, their name is the root of the name England. According to Tacitus, before their move to Britain, Angles lived alongside Langobardi and Semnones in historical regions of Schleswig and Holstein, which are today part of northern Germany; the name of the Angles may have been first recorded in Latinised form, as Anglii, in the Germania of Tacitus. It is thought to derive from the name of the area they inhabited, the Anglia Peninsula; this name has been hypothesised to originate from the Germanic root for "narrow", meaning "the Narrow ", i.e. the Schlei estuary. Another theory is. During the fifth century, all Germanic tribes who invaded Britain were referred to as either Englisc, Ængle or Engle, who were all speakers of Old English. Englisc and its descendant, English goes back to Proto-Indo-European *h₂enǵʰ-, meaning narrow. In any case, the Angles may have been called such because they were a fishing people or were descended from such, so England would mean "land of the fishermen", English would be "the fishermen's language".

Gregory the Great, in an epistle, simplified the Latinised name Anglii to Angli, the latter form developing into the preferred form of the word. The country remained Anglia in Latin. Alfred the Great's translation of Orosius's history of the world uses Angelcynn to describe the English people; the earliest known mention of the Angles may be in chapter 40 of Tacitus's Germania written around AD 98. Tacitus describes the "Anglii" as one of the more remote Suebic tribes compared to the Semnones and Langobardi, who lived on the Elbe and were better known to the Romans, he grouped the Angles with several other tribes in that region, the Reudigni, Varini, Eudoses and Nuitones. These were all living behind ramparts of rivers and woods, therefore inaccessible to attack, he gives no precise indication of their geographical situation, but states that, together with the six other tribes, they worshiped Nerthus, or Mother Earth, whose sanctuary was located on "an island in the Ocean". The Eudoses are the Jutes.

The coast contains sufficient estuaries, rivers, islands and marshes to have been inaccessible to those not familiar with the terrain, such as the Romans, who considered it unknown, with a small population and of little economic interest. The majority of scholars believe that the Anglii lived on the coasts of the Baltic Sea in the southern part of the Jutish peninsula; this view is based on Old English and Danish traditions regarding persons and events of the fourth century, because striking affinities to the cult of Nerthus as described by Tacitus are to be found in pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. Ptolemy, writing in around 150 AD, in his atlas Geography, describes the Sueboi Angeilloi, Latinised to Suevi Angili, further south, living in a stretch of land between the northern Rhine and central Elbe, but not touching either river, with the Suebic Langobardi on the Rhine to their west, the Suebic Semnones on the Elbe stretching to their east; these Suevi Angili would have been in Lower Saxony or near it.

The three Suebic peoples are separated from the coastal Chauci, Saxones, by a series of tribes including, between the Weser and Elbe, the Angrivarii, "Laccobardi", the Dulgubnii. South of the Saxons, east of the Elbe, Ptolemy lists the "Ouirounoi" and Teutonoari, which either denotes "the Teuton men", or else it denotes people living in the area where the Teutons had lived. Ptolemy describes the coast to the east of the Saxons as inhabited by the Farodini, a name not known from any other sources. Owing to the uncertainty of this passage, much speculation existed regarding the original home of the Anglii. One theory is that they or part of them dwelt or moved among other coastal people confederated up to the basin of the Saale on the Unstrut valleys below the Kyffhäuserkreis, from which region the Lex Anglorum et Werinorum hoc est Thuringorum is believed by many to have come; the ethnic names of Frisians and Warines are attested in these Saxon districts. A second possible solution is. According to Julius Pokorny, the Angri- in Angrivarii, the -angr in Hardanger and the Angl- in Anglii all come from the same root meaning "bend", but in different senses.

In other words, the similarity of the names is coincidental and does not reflect any ethnic unity beyond Germanic. However, Gudmund Schütte, in his analysis of Ptolemy, believes that the Angles have been moved by an error coming from Ptolemy's use of imperfect sources, he points out that Angles are

Star Wars Tales Volume 5

Star Wars Tales Volume 5 is the fifth Star Wars Tales trade paperback, collecting issues 17-20. Script: Steve Niles Pencils: Davidé Fabbri Inks: Christian Dalla Vecchia Colors: Sno Cone 12 Pages Galactic Year: 1 ABY Preceded by: Tilotny Throws a Shape Followed by: Lucky StarsIn this canon story, Han Solo and Chewbacca come into the possession of some valuable glowing Tandgor gems, that Solo claims will pay off debts and mod the Millennium Falcon; when the Falcon runs low on fuel they head for a small unnamed planet. Solo receives no lifesign readings. After making planet fall and Chewbacca step out of their ship and into the fog, only for the Corellian to be confronted and overwhelmed by groaning skeletal figures. After Chewbacca fights them off they beat a hasty retreat back to the Falcon but find the fuel line has been severed, it seems. Arming themselves, the two-man crew of the Falcon head back out and come face to face with a local and her baby, she explains that the crew of a'Great Interplanetary Ark' perished after their ship crashed in the planet's fog.

They are compelled to wander the planet as corpses. Using the Tandgor Gems to lay down lines, Han forms a makeshift runway. A ghostly apparition of the ship that crashed long ago uses it to land, easing the spirits of the perished crew; the living dead would no longer terrorize the planets residents. Han and Chewie leave the planet out of pocket, but were rewarded with enough fuel to last them the rest of their journey. Script: Adam Gallardo Pencils: Greg Titus Inks: Julian Washburn Colors: John Rauch 10 Pages Galactic Year: 996 BBY Preceded by: Jedi vs. Sith Followed by: The ApprenticeThis story is set 996 years before the Battle of Yavin on the planet Ceriun, where a Jedi's ship crashes near a primitive agriculture village; some of the adults go to inspect the crash, the dying Jedi gives them a Sith holocron to keep safe until another Jedi can come to retrieve it. The younger generation of the village disagree with their hiding it, want to take it to give it to any Sith that show up looking for it, so as to get on their good side and be taken as apprentices.

Two of the older men are killed in a fight that breaks out, comes to a halt with a Sith enters and takes the holocron. The boys confront him and tell him they did all of this for him, for the Sith, to prove themselves so he would take them with him, he ends up cutting one boy in half, tells them the Sith take whatever they want without anyone else's help, rides off on his speeder Script: Joe Casey Pencils: Francisco Paronzini Colors: Dave Nestelle 8 Pages Galactic Year: 5 ABY Preceded by: Mandatory Retirement Followed by: Collapsing New Empires Script: Rob Williams Pencils: Cary Nord Colors: Sno Cone 8 Pages Galactic Year: 2 ABY Preceded by: Splinter of the Mind's Eye Followed by: A Valentine's Story: Breaking the Ice Script: Mike Denning Pencils: David Nakayama Inks: Greg Adams Colors: Peter Dawes 6 Pages Galactic Year: 90-100 BBY Preceded by: All for You Followed by: PrototypesThe Sith Lord Finn and his apprentice are on an outlying world, having set off an explosion in a building. On their way back to their ship, they are stopped by Lod, a Toydarian who offers Finn Marka, his blue-haired Human slave girl.

When Marka refuses to show Finn her teeth, he hits her, causing the apprentice to angrily yell at him to stop. When Lod tells Finn that he should keep a closer eye on his slave, the apprentice screams that he is not a slave, kills Lod with his lightsaber. Finn scolds the apprentice for showing compassion, a Jedi trait, Marka asks to be taken with them, using a mind trick on the apprentice. Finn says that he has no need for a slave and has an apprentice, the two Sith leave, heading back to their ship. Finn orders the apprentice to deal with Marka as he heads to the top of the building their landing pad is on. A few minutes the apprentice returns with Marka in tow, having been unable to kill her. Finn once more tells Marka that he has an apprentice. In response, Marka uses the Force to snatch the apprentice's lightsaber pushes him off the building to his death. Finn's only response is to ask Marka. Script: Jason Hall Pencils: Ben Templesmith 12 Pages Galactic Year: 22 BBY Preceded by: Another Fine Mess Followed by: Double BlindDuring the Clone Wars, the Jedi Vydel Dir'Nul has ignored the call of the Jedi Council to take up a position as general.

Instead, she tracks a serial killer called Kardem as vengeance for the murder of her lover, the freighter pilot Ash B'risko. Since Ash, Kardem has killed only female Twi'leks, but more disturbing is his means of killing: lightsaber and Force lightning, indicating that he is a dark Jedi; as she finds Kardem's eighth victim after following his trail of hints, a hooded figure approaches her and calls her name. They fight, but the figure disarms her and tells her he has come to take her back to the Jedi Council, but she retaliates with Force lightning; as he calls the name of Master Dir ` Nul, she responds. The Jedi reveals that Dir'Nul is Kardem, she discovered Ash with a Twi'lek dancing girl, in her rage killed him, creating the dark side mental persona of Kardem in the process. From on, she killed female Twi'leks in the Kardem persona investigated the murders in the Dir'Nul persona; the Jedi tells her that he was sent to bring her back, alive. Calling upon the dark side, Kardem kills him with his lightsaber.

She reverts to the Dir'Nul persona and is shocked to find that "Kardem" has claimed yet another victim, this time a Jedi. She reaffirms her vow to bring the killer to justice. Script: Henry Gilroy Penc

Court of the Myrtles

The Court of the Myrtles is part of the palace and fortress complex of the Alhambra. It is located east of west of the Patio of the Lions and the Baths, its current name is due to the myrtle bushes that surround the central pond and the bright green colour of which contrasts with the white marble of the patio. It was called the Patio of the Pond or the Reservoir because of the central pond, 34 metres long and 7,10 meters wide; the patio is divided in two sides by the pond. The space has porticoes around it; these porticoes rest on columns with cubic capitals, which have seven semicircular arches decorated with fretwork rhombuses and inscriptions praising God. The central arch is greater than the other six and has solid scallops decorated with stylised vegetal forms and capitals of mocarabes; the most important chambers that surround the Patio are the ones in the north side, which are part of the Comares Palace, the official residence of the King. The name of the Palace, has led to various etymological research.

For instance, Diego de Guadix wrote a dictionary about Arabic words in which it is said that Comares comes from cun and ari. The first term means stand up and the second one look, in other words it would have meant Stand up and look around or Open your eyes and see, a way of referring the beauty of the place. In the sixteenth century, a historian from Granada called Luis de Mármol Carvajal claimed that the term Comares derived from the word Comaraxía, that has a meaning related to a craftsmanship labor appreciated by Muslims: a manufacturing technique of glass for exterior and ceilings. A third suggested theory is that the name comes from qamariyya; these ones designate the stained glasses that can be glimpsed from the Hall of the Ambassadors' balcony. There's another possibility that says that Qumarish is the name of a region in the North of Africa where most craftsmen came from, in other words, the place might be called Comares in honour of the people who worked there. Alhambra Robert Irwin.

La Alhambra. Granada: Almed. ISBN 978-84-15063-03-2. José Pijoán. Historia general del arte, Volume XII, Summa Artis collection. Islamic Art. Madrid: Espasa Calpe. Diego de Guadix. Compilation of some Arabic names that the Arabs put to some cities and many other things. Edition, introduction and index: Elena Bajo Pérez y Felipe Maíllo Salgado. TREA Editions. ISBN 84-9704-211-5. Washington Irving. Tales of the Alhambra. Aguilar. Legal deposit BI. 1285,1970

Christian Andreu

Christian Roger Andreu is a French musician best known as the lead guitarist of metal band Gojira. He was guitarist on an album of Familha Artús. Christian Andreu's influences include bands such as Death, Morbid Angel, Slayer and classical music, his favorite musicians are Death, Tool, Mozart, La Tordue, Jacques Brel, Brassens among others. He was a guitarist in an experimental ethno-tribal progressive rock band playing in a traditional style called Familha Artús in 2007. In an interview for ZYVA Magazine, a French media outlet, Christian Andreu explain that he listens only few metal music outside his band Gojira. Andreu quotes, he listens to Bulgarian music, Indian music and Björk. In the same interview, Andreu quotes "Symbolic" from the band Death as the song. Christian Andreu resides close to nature on the south west coast of France, near San Sebastián, Spain, he maintains his organic garden when he is not on tour, practices fishing. On May, 2019 at Ohio's Sonic Temple Festival, under the effect of the wind, the pyrotechnic effects of the show have projected flames in his face during the concert, at the end of “Stranded”.

Burned superficially, Christian Andreu had to leave his comrades but returned on stage to complete the concert, while taking breaks in between songs to throw water on his face. He has since recovered. GuitarsJackson RR1t Jackson RR Custom Jackson RR5 Gibson Explorer Amplifiers and CabinetsEVH 5150 III 100 watt HEAD EVH 5150 III 4×12 Cab Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Peavey 6505+, 6505, 5150, 5150 II PedalsBoss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner MXR Smart-Gate MXR Carbon Copy DelayNote: Before the deal with Dunlop, he was using Boss NS-2 DemosVictim Possessed Saturate Wisdom Comes EPsMaciste All'Inferno End of Time Studio albumsTerra Incognita The Link From Mars to Sirius The Way of All Flesh L'Enfant Sauvage Magma With Familha ArtúsÒrb

Choele Choel

Choele Choel is the capital of the department of Avellaneda in the Argentine province of Río Negro, the most important settlement within the Valle Medio agricultural area of the Río Negro River in Patagonia Choele Choel, with a population of 10,791, is located at the intersection of the National Routes #22 and #250, around 1000 kilometres from Buenos Aires, 180 from General Roca, 193 from the Las Grutas beach resort, 460 from Puerto Madryn. Its long distance bus terminal is a common stop for buses going to both sea-side Patagonia and North-Andean Patagonia. During the 1990s, the airport used to serve regular flights to Buenos Aires, but serves only infrequent private charters. Named Nicolás Avellaneda, it was founded on July 9, 1879 by General Conrado Villegas. After a flood, the inhabitants moved to a place known as Pampa de los Molinos, they would stay there until Match 1882, when the settlement was moved to its current location. The town acquired special importance during the Conquest of the Desert, when the border between the white man and the Native Americans was pushed south the shore of the Río Negro River.

In 1883, a post office was installed in the town. Salesians arrived in 1890; the Provincial School #10 was created in 1904, in 1917 the Library. Irish Argentine writer Rodolfo Walsh was born in the town in 1927. Choele Choel is home to a sizable Russian community. There are several versions regarding the meaning of Choele Choel: it might be from the Araucan language, translated as "Yellow flower race," or from the Tehuelche language. Another version translates it as "Bark scarecrows." Choele Choel has a semi-arid climate. Winters are cool with a July mean of 7.5 °C, with nighttime temperatures that drop below 0 °C and below −10 °C on the coldest nights. Cloudy days are common during winter, averaging 7–9 days from June to August, although sunny days can occur as well. Spring and fall are transition seasons that feature warm days, averaging 18 to 28 °C and cool nights, averaging 4 to 12 °C although temperatures can reach as high as 42 °C and low as −10.5 °C during these seasons. Summers are hot and sunny, with daytime temperatures averaging 31 to 32 °C and cool nighttime temperatures, averaging 14 to 15 °C.

Precipitation is low, averaging 308.9 millimetres, evenly distributed throughout the year. The points of access are through National Routes RN 22 and RN 250. Besides Choele Choel has an authorised airport for helicopter arrivals; the most developed activity in this location is cattle breeding, agriculture, as well as manufacturing of raw material such as tomato, pear, etc. into sauces and jellies

Bluemont Junction Trail

The Bluemont Junction Trail is a 1.2-mile asphalt-paved rail trail in Arlington County, that the Arlington County government constructed along a former branch of the defunct Washington and Old Dominion Railroad. The shared use path travels southwest from Ballston through Bluemont Junction Park to Bluemont Junction; the trail connects Ballston to the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail and the Four Mile Run Trail in and near Bluemont Park. The trail is part of a route to Georgetown and downtown Washington, D. C, it serves as an alternative to a portion of the more hilly Custis Trail. In 1911, the newly incorporated Washington and Old Dominion Railway purchased the property that now contains the Bluemont Junction Trail to accommodate a part of a planned connection between the railway's line that travelled between Alexandria and the town of Bluemont and its line that travelled between Georgetown and Great Falls; the three-mile long double-track connection traveled between a site to be named "Bluemont Junction" in the valley of Four Mile Run and a site to be named "Thrifton Junction" near Lee Highway.

The connection opened on June 30, 1912, became a part of the railway's main passenger line. After the portion of the railway that travelled between Thrifton Junction and Great Falls closed in 1934, the former connection remained as a part of the section of the railroad that traveled between Bluemont Junction and the railroad's Rosslyn terminal. In 1960, the Virginia highway department began negotiations to purchase the portion of the line that traveled between Rosslyn and Washington Boulevard for the construction of a highway, to become part of Interstate 66; the purchase was made in July 1962 for $900,000. In September 1963, the railroad stopped operating east of Washington Boulevard. In 1964, the railroad stopped using the portion of the line that remained between Washington Boulevard and Bluemont Junction. After the highway department purchased the remainder of the railroad in 1968, the department sold to the Virginia Electric and Power Company the portion of the railroad's former right-of-way that the department did not need for the construction of I-66 or for other transportation purposes.

The Arlington County government subsequently acquired the portion of the railroad's former right-of-way that now lies between I-66 and Bluemont Junction. The County unofficially opened the Bluemont Junction Trail between Bluemont Junction and Fairfax Drive in August 1988 and with a celebration on October 8, 1988; the Bluemont Junction Trail's northeast trailhead is located on the south side of Fairfax Drive near the eastbound exit ramp of Interstate 66 in Ballston. North of the Drive, a 300-yard -long connector trail travels along the westbound entrance ramp of I-66, crossing the highway to meet the Custis Trail, which travels east to Rosslyn, the Francis Scott Key Bridge and the Mount Vernon Trail. Shared use paths connecting to the Custis Trail and the Mount Vernon Trail cross the Potomac River on four bridges and provide access to Georgetown, the National Mall and downtown Washington, D. C. A northward extension of the Bluemont Junction Trail travels 388 yards between the north side of Fairfax Drive and the south side of Washington Boulevard, where it connects to North Glebe Road.

The trail meets at its northeast trailhead on-street bike lanes that travel between Ballston and Rosslyn on Fairfax Drive and on Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards above the underground routes of Washington Metro's Orange and Silver lines. After leaving the northeast trailhead, the Bluemont Junction Trail travels 1.2 miles southwest in Arlington County's Bluemont Junction Park, crossing five streets at grade. The trail reaches its southwest trailhead at an intersection with the W&OD Trail at Bluemont Junction, near Four Mile Run. A bridge over the Run connects the trail to the Four Mile Run Trail in Bluemont Park; the Bluemont Junction Trail's grade is small except near its southwest trailhead. The trail's elevation at its northeast trailhead at Fairfax Drive is 259 feet. After reaching its highest elevation about 110 yards southwest of its crossing of North Emerson Street, the trail descends to its southeast trailhead, where its elevation is 207 feet. Views along the Bluemont Junction Trail from northeast to southwest: Media related to Bluemont Junction Trail at Wikimedia Commons Harwood, Herbert H. Jr..

Rails to the Blue Ridge: The Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, 1847 – 1968. Fairfax Station, Virginia: Northern Virginia Parks Authority. Pp. 19–144. ISBN 0615114539. LCCN 77104382. OCLC 44685168. Archived from the original on September 28, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2017. In Appendix K of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority - Pre-filed Direct Testimony of Mr. Hafner, Mr. Mcray and Mr. Simmons, November 30, 2005, Case No. PUE-2005-00018, Virginia State Corporation Commission. Obtained in "Case Docket Search". Virginia State Corporation Commission. Retrieved September 28, 2017