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António de Oliveira Salazar

António de Oliveira Salazar was a Portuguese statesman who served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968. He was responsible for the Estado Novo, the corporatist authoritarian government that ruled Portugal until 1974. A trained economist, Salazar entered public life with the support of President Óscar Carmona after the Portuguese coup d'état of 28 May 1926 as finance minister and as prime minister. Opposed to democracy, socialism and liberalism, Salazar's rule was conservative and nationalist in nature. Salazar distanced himself from fascism and Nazism, which he criticized as a "pagan Caesarism" that recognised neither legal nor moral limits. Salazar promoted Catholicism, but argued that the role of the Church was social, not political, negotiated the Concordat of 1940. One of the mottos of the Salazar regime was "Deus, Pátria e Família". With the Estado Novo enabling him to exercise vast political powers, Salazar used censorship and a secret police to quell opposition any that related to the Communist movement.

He supported Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War and played a key role in keeping Portugal and Spain neutral during World War II while still providing aid and assistance to the Allies. Despite not being a democracy, Portugal under his rule took part in the founding of important international organizations. Portugal was one of the 12 founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1949, joined the European Payments Union in 1950, was one of the founding members of the European Free Trade Association in 1960, a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1961. Under his rule Portugal joined the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1962, began the Portuguese Colonial War; the doctrine of Pluricontinentalism was the basis of his territorial policy, a conception of the Portuguese Empire as a unified state that spanned multiple continents. The Estado Novo collapsed four years after Salazar's death. Evaluations of his regime have varied, with supporters praising its outcomes and critics denouncing its methods.

However, there is a general consensus that Salazar was one of the most influential figures in Portuguese history. In recent decades, "new sources and methods are being employed by Portuguese historians in an attempt to come to grips with the dictatorship which lasted 48 years." Salazar was born in Vimieiro, near Santa Comba Dão, to a family of modest income on April 28, 1889. His father, a small landowner, had started as an agricultural labourer and became the manager for the Perestrelos, a family of rural landowners of the region of Santa Comba Dão who possessed lands and other assets scattered between Viseu and Coimbra, he was the only male child of two fifth cousins, António de Oliveira and his wife Maria do Resgate Salazar. His four older sisters were Maria do an elementary school teacher. Salazar attended the primary school in his small village and went to another primary school in Viseu. At age 11, he won a free place at Viseu's seminary, where he studied for eight years, from 1900 to 1908.

Salazar considered becoming a priest, but like many who entered the seminary young, he decided not to proceed to the priesthood after receiving holy orders. He went to Coimbra in 1910 during the first years of the Portuguese First Republic to study law at the University of Coimbra. During these student years in Coimbra, he developed a particular interest in finance and graduated in law with distinction, specialising in finance and economic policy, he graduated in 1914, with 19 points out of 20, a rare achievement which earned him instant fame, in the meantime, became an assistant professor of economic policy at the Law School. In 1917, he became the regent of economic policy and finance by appointment of the professor José Alberto dos Reis. In the following year, Salazar was awarded his doctorate. Salazar was twenty-one years old at the time of the revolution of 5 October 1910, which overthrew the Portuguese monarchy and instituted the First Portuguese Republic; the political institutions of the First Republic lasted until 1926, when it was replaced by a military dictatorship.

This was first known as the "Ditadura Militar" and from 1928, as the "Ditadura Nacional". The era of the First Republic has been described as one of "continual anarchy, government corruption and pillage, arbitrary imprisonment and religious persecution", it witnessed the inauguration of 44 cabinet re-organisations and 21 revolutions. The first government of the Republic lasted less than 10 weeks and the longest-ruling government lasted little over a year. Revolution in Portugal became a byword in Europe; the cost of living increased twenty-fivefold, while the currency fell to a ​1⁄33 part of its gold value. Portugal's public finances and the economy in general entered a critical phase, having been under imminent threat of default since at least the 1890s; the gaps between the rich and the poor continued to widen. The regime led Portugal to enter World War I in 1916, a move that only aggravated the perilous state of affairs in the country. Concurrently, the Catholic Church was hounded by the anti-clerical Freemasons of the Republic and political assassination and terrorism became commonplace.

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Mulcahy (surname)

Mulcahy is a surname of Irish Gaelic origin. The anglicized form of "Ó Maolchatha" which in Gaelic means'a descendant of a devotee of Cathach', a personal name meaning Warlike; the name is thought to originate in County Tipperary, However the earliest mention of the family appears in the Annals of Inisfallen in 1317 AD and subsequent references in and around the Churches of County Kerry in the 15th century. The pre-eminent authority on Irish surnames, Edward MacLysaght wrote of the remarkable lack of medieval reference to the Mulcahy surname in the annalistic records; the only known reference to a member of the sept in any Annalistic record is from the Annals of Inisfallen in 1317AD A Giolla Moenaig Ó Maolchatha is mentioned as a "Keeper of the Island" which could be evidence of the families earlier erenagh status within the local area. Furthermore, the Uí Mhaolchatha sept appears to have been active in the 15th century in the churches of Co. Kerry. Benefices were granted by papal decree to a number of the sept, including the Vicarages of Killarney and Aghadoe.

There is evidence that these benefices were held within the sept for a number of generations, supporting the notion that the family had developed a political hold on the offices without having been ordained as priests. The Annalistic record for a Giolla Moenaig Ó Maolchatha in the Annals of Inisfallen in 1317 AD combined with the above-mentioned appointments of the vicarages would support the idea that the Uí Mhaolchatha of Co. Kerry had developed into a modest ecclesiastical dynasty; the surname is of ecclesiastical origin. While it is true that Cathach means Warlike, the inclusion of the prefix Maol refers to a'devotee' of an individual whose name was Cathach. So the full name of Ó Maolchatha means'A descendant of a devotee of Cathach' most the name of a saint. There exists; the theory first proposed by historian John O'Hart in his flawed work, Irish Pedigrees, claims that the Mulcahy family descend from the O'More family of County Laois. O'Hart makes mention of a John O'More who he claims was a younger brother of Rory Caech O'More and who adopted the surname Maolcatha.

This theory is certainly wrong. O'Hart, intentionally or unintentionally had attributed the origins of the Mulcahy family with O'More on the basis of the name which John O'More had adopted; the name John O'More adopted was not Maolchatha as O'Hart had claimed but Actually Maolchathail, it is from him that the County Laois sept of Ó Maolchathail anglicized Mulhall, claim descent. No substantial evidence exists to support the notion that Rory Caech O'More had a brother named John, making the claim of the Mulhall family suspect. To this day many commercial heraldic outlets continue to pass the traditional arms of the O'More family of Laois, which are "Vert a lion rampant or in chief three mullets of the last", off as those of Mulcahy when there is no connection between the two families. No reliable source exists; therefore any modern claimants to such a title would be questionable. As the family has an ecclesiastical origin, any Chiefly line would most be associated with the holding of a particular church title over several generations.

Unlike the greater political dynasties whose power came from land and cattle ownership, ecclesiastical lineages relied manly on income from these benefices to grow their influence and standing. An individual had come forward claiming Chiefly status by means of ad hoc Derbfine, however in a statement issued on the website of The Clan Mulcahy Association, the individual in question declared that he no longer wishes to claim the position, citing dissatisfaction with the authenticity of the'ad hoc' system; the Uí Mhaolchatha sept has no reliably recorded Chiefly lineages. However the individual in question does claim descent from the County Kerry branch and from Giolla Moenaigh Ó Maolchatha, the earliest recorded bearer of the name. POSSIBLE CHIEFLY LINE OF THE UÍ MHAOLCHATHA KERRY BRANCH... Giolla Moenaig Keeper of the Island of Innisfallen 1317 AD | | Giolla na Naomh = Niamh Dau. of Y Chwoma 1401 AD | | Thomas, Vicar of Killarney First record of the Vicarage in the family 1426 AD | | Thady, Vicar of Killarney and Aghadoe, Rector of Kyllmicluym 1473 AD | | — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — | | John Thomas John and Thomas both claimed the Vicarage of Killarney i

Johan Wanloo

Johan Wanloo is a comic book creator known for his many comic strips published in newspapers and magazines including the Swedish version of MAD Magazine. His career started in 1987. Many of his comics involve satire of those he perceives to be pretentious or out of touch with regular people; this includes snobs and people with radical political beliefs. He dislikes Goth and indie culture and claims that he has "the musical taste of a 60-year old", he likes to incorporate this into his work. Many of his comics are parodies/homages of old pulp fiction and he has done a number of strips where he alters original artwork to make new stories. Wanloo does strips featuring himself where he comments on society, but he has created a number of original characters including De äventyrslystna karlakarlarna A parody of classic pulp fiction starring the two famous "alpha males" Felix Gimlet and El Fjongo. Felix is the playboy genius. Örn BlammoA violent psychotic government agent who saves the world alongside his two kid sidekicks.

Farbror Einar Comic strip about a sadistic old man. Fwedewic Roy vid Rymdkommandot Rock Manlyfist - Master of Space KarateOn a personal level, Wanloo once said that his idol is Charlton Heston. Despite being nearly 2 meters tall, he draws himself quite short, he used to be into splatter films

Master of Epic

Master of Epic is a free Japanese MMORPG. It has not been released outside of Japan, it was adapted into an anime by Gonzo and Palm Studio, aired on TV Tokyo in 2007. Unlike many MMORPGs, Master of Epic has dispensed with levels and instead the player has an extensive list of skills, from strength to clubs to magics to business, that level up through use. Classes are not chosen. However, titles are earned when certain combinations of skills reach high enough ranks; some of its other distinguishing features include the presence of hunger and thirst which will inhibit your combat abilities when they run low, flies gathering around you if your hair goes unwashed for too long. Diaros, a land shrouded in mystery. Only legends exist about Diaros. Out of all of those, everyone knows the legend of the Noah Stone: any nation possessing the Noah Stone will flourish—rather, It's said to possess enormous power greater than that. Many Nations seeking the Noah Stone have dispatched countless soldiers, all of them have failed.

Time passed, when a vision appeared to all throughout the world. She called herself Irmina. Irmina spoke to the world: "Soon you will all enter an age of darkness." Adventurers who were led by Irmina ended up on Diaros, where they came to know its future. 13 Million Years Ago. On Diaros, the High Civilization of the Mora Clan flourished due to the power of the Noah Stone. However, people seeking the Nor Stone began to persecute the Mora Clan. Due to this persecution, the Mora Clan was forced to relinquish control of the Noah Stone. Now, the Present Age. Presently there are 3 influencing forces present in Diaros: Elgadin, County of the Dragon Knights who esteem law and order; these countries vie for control of the Noah Stone. 10 years into the future. Due to the events, war has erupted. Evidently this is the Age of Darkness; this war is the result of secret maneuvering of the Mora Clan's Igo. In order to possess the power of the Noah Stone for himself, Igo executed several strategic plans; this has become the fate of The War Age.

3,000 years after the rule of Igo, The Future Age The beginning of everything, 45 Million Years Ago, The Chaos Age Passing From one age to another and back again, surmounting numerous battles, Will the adventurers be able to prevent the coming age of darkness? Players Start from this age first. With Queen Irmina of Bisque and guidance from the Mora clan's Enos, adventurers assemble in this age in order to change the future. 10 years into the future. Bisque and Elgadin are engaged in war. One can choose for themselves which side to support in the war, enjoy personal battles. 3,000 years into the future. A cruel dungeon known as "Devil's Labyrinth" awaits players. There is a time restriction. 45 Million Years in the past. With Masses, you can challenge Enormous bosses. Open every Saturday and Sunday. In Master of Epic there are many races for NPCs, etc.. Below are described the 4 races. Holding unlimited potential, Newtar are similar to humans, but a different race, they can be found all across the world, are known for continuing to look young.

They were once great figures in history. Cognite prefer not to intermingle with the other races, enjoy Alchemy and Ancient History. It's been said; the Cognite possess great passion and beautiful voices, fascinating many. Known as Elcapmonia, they are referred to as Elmony, they are known to be a gentle and cheerful race. They seem to be hiding some supernatural abilities. Contrary to their courageous appearance, they are tender prefer not to fight; however when their emotions explode, the demonstrate an unstoppable ferocity. Because of memories of the war between races long ago, they seem to be afraid of Elmony. In addition to these, many other races exist: from the descendants of the Mora Clan. Master of Epic: The Animation Age is the official anime adaption of the game. Though many video and computer games are adapted into anime, Master of Epic is unique in that its series is a comedy/parody of the game, it features short sketch comedy vignettes featuring both recurring and one-shot characters, which poke fun at the game mechanics and the sometimes illogical rules of MMORPGs in general.

Each sketch focuses on a specific skill, highlighting the game's unique skill system. The episodes begin with a brief host segment in which two characters explain a specific game element, this element tends to be a recurring theme in all the sketches for that episode, not unlike the setup on You Can't Do That on Television; the show has a number of characters who may take on several different roles in varying skits appearing as different characters, not unlike members of a comedy troupe. The episodes contain numerous inside jokes for fans of the game. Master of Epic: The Resonance Age Official Website Master of Epic: The Animation Age Official Website Master of Epic: The Animation Age at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

List of divers

This is a list of divers, who competed on the international level: Inga Afonina Rafael Álvarez Joakim Andersson Robert Andersson Jennifer Abel Jorge Betancourt Hobie Billingsley Myriam Boileau Noemi Batki Elena Bertocchi Franco Cagnotto Tania Cagnotto César Castro Jennifer Chandler Chen Ruolin Philippe Comtois Iohana Cruz Cao Yuan Thomas Daley Yasemin Dalkılıç Alexandre Despatie Klaus Dibiasi Alexander Dobroskok Scott Donie Troy Dumais Cassius Duran Janet Ely Paola Espinosa Dick Eve Heike Fischer Erick Fornaris Fu Mingxia Gao Min Rebecca Gilmore Daniel Goodfellow José Guerra Guo Jingjing Blythe Hartley Mathew Helm Émilie Heymans Hu Jia Vera Ilyina Jia Tong Edwin Jongejans Daphne Jongejans Bruce Kimball Dick Kimball Albin Killat Micki King Ditte Kotzian Ulrika Knape Beatrice Kyle Irina Lashko Mark Lenzi Lao Lishi Anna Lindberg Li Na Li Ting Davide Lorenzini Greg Louganis Wendy Lucero Igor Lukashin Pat McCormick Heiko Meyer Yelena Miroshina Anne Montminy Bobby Morgan Yeoh Ken Nee Chantelle Newbery Robert Newbery Bryan Nickson Axel Norling Yevgeniya Olshevskaya Yolanda Ortíz Rommel Pacheco Yuliya Pakhalina Hugo Parisi Annie Pelletier Peng Bo Fernando Platas Dean Pullar Qin Kai Qiu Bo Aileen Riggin Axel Runström Sang Xue Sun Shuwei Dmitri Sautin Tobias Schellenberg Conny Schmalfuss Nora Subschinski Jacqueline Schneider Andrey Semenyuk Leon Taylor Tian Liang Vladimir Timoshinin Svetlana Timoshinina Hjördis Töpel Loudy Tourky Tan Liangde Juliana Veloso Peter Waterfield Bob Webster Andreas Wels Ute Wetzig Laura Wilkinson Melissa Wu Wu Minxia Xiao Hailiang Xiong Ni Yang Jinghui Zhou Jihong Zhang Yanquan

2013–14 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team represented Iowa State University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cyclones were coached by Fred Hoiberg, in his 4th season, they played their home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and competed in the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 28-8, 11-7 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for third place, they defeated Kansas State and Baylor to become champions of the Big 12 Conference Tournament to earn and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament they defeated North Carolina Central and North Carolina to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to UConn; the Cyclones finished 23–12, 11–7 in Big 12 play to finish 4th in the regular season conference standings. They defeated Oklahoma lost to Kansas in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament, they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Notre Dame and lost to Ohio State