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Audience (TV network)

Audience Network simply known as Audience since 2016, is a soon-to-be-defunct American pay television channel, owned by DirecTV. It features a mix of original and acquired series and feature films; the network operates as a commercial-free service and broadcasts its programming without editing for content. It was exclusive to DirecTV. However, after AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV it became available on AT&T U-verse, it is available on subscription streaming service DirecTV Now, the lower budget AT&T Watch TV service. As of 2019, the channel has a subscription base of 26 million; the network launched on November 25, 1999 as Freeview, a service on DirecTV channel 103 carrying a continuous loop of concerts and other events. Freeview was part of all of the satellite provider's subscription packages, starting with the Total Choice tier. In 2005, it was rebranded as The 101 Network. Following the rebrand, the channel's schedule began to expand to include original programs; the channel was rebranded as Audience Network on June 1, 2011.

In 2018, the channel was offered on AT&T U-verse after DirecTV was acquired by AT&T. In June 2018, AT&T announced WatchTV, which would carry Audience. On January 8, 2020, it was announced by parent company AT&T that Audience would end operations in its current format, will transition to a barker channel for the upcoming HBO Max SVOD service. Rich Eisen confirmed in a statement regarding the future of his daily radio show that the network would go off the air on February 29. AT&T itself never confirmed the actual end date for the network, it has continued past that date, though simulcasts of Eisen's show and The Dan Patrick Show both departed on February 28. Starting in January 2009, the channel aired Wonderland, a controversial drama series that had aired on ABC in the spring of 2000; the run included all eight episodes of the series, six of which were not aired during the program's ABC run. DirecTV and NBC Studios announced on April 25, 2007, that new episodes of the soap opera Passions would begin airing on the channel on September 17, 2007, retaining its 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time timeslot that it held during its NBC run, with reruns airing on weekends.

The series had aired on free broadcast television over the air network, NBC from July 1999 until September 2007 and was picked up by The 101 after NBC decided to cancel Passions after eight seasons in January 2007 to expand Today to four hours on September 10, 2007. Although the series had left NBC and moved to DirecTV, continued to cover the series official website with new updates and products related to the series as the NBC television network's parent company NBCUniversal still continued to have ownership and production rights to the series, however the options to view new episodes for free on and for purchase on Itunes, which became available during their final NBC season were permanently discontinued after the move to DirecTV. The DirecTV episodes were supposed to only be available on its own network, however in the end of September 2007, just after the DirecTV debut of the series, DirecTV announced that they made an agreement to allow NBC to rebroadcast the DirecTV episodes, but only as an internet content on with a monthly subscription fee as an alternative for viewers who were unable to subscribe to DirecTV to continue watching the new episodes after the series left the free over the air broadcast television network, NBC and moved to paid television subscription service, DirecTV.

The paid online streaming service to view the DirecTV episodes on began in October 2007. In December 2007, DirecTV announced that it would not pick up Passions from NBC for a tenth season, the series finale aired on August 7, 2008. DirecTV, NBC, Universal Media Studios announced a deal on April 2, 2008, in which The 101 would carry the 13-episode third season of Friday Night Lights beginning on October 1. Through the deal, after the season ended on The 101, the drama series' third season aired in second-run form on NBC starting on January 16, 2009. On March 31, 2009, NBC and DirecTV announced that they had renewed Friday Night Lights for two additional seasons, again to be broadcast first on DirecTV and on NBC. On July 19, 2010, DirecTV announced it had acquired the rights to the former FX drama Damages, renewed the series for two additional seasons; the 101 began airing reruns of its first three seasons on January 5, 2011. Season 4 premiered on the rebranded Audience Network on July 13, 2011, the fifth and final season premiered on July 11, 2012.

The channel aired repeat episodes of SoapNet's original soap opera limited series, General Hospital: Night Shift throughout the series' run from July to October 2008. The channel broadcast the Nat Geo Adventure's documentary travel/adventure series Odyssey: Driving Around the World starting in June 2008; the short-lived ABC drama The Nine began airing on the channel on May 27, 2009. The channel aired reruns of the 2005–06 Showtime drama series Sleeper Cell. On April 21, 2009, it was announced that DirecTV picked up the syndication rights to HBO's Oz and Deadwood; the channel began airing the CBS drama Smith on April 8, 2009. DirecTV aired repeats of the HBO drama series The Wire starting on July 18, 2010. In recent years, DirecTV began acquiring exclusive U. S. broadcast rights to series from fellow English-speaking countries England and Austral


Fenrir or Fenrisúlfr referred to as Hróðvitnir and Vánagandr, or Vanargand, is a monstrous wolf in Norse mythology. Fenrir, together with Hel and the World Serpent is a child of giantess Angrboða, he is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, Fenrir is the father of the wolves Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson, is a son of Loki, is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök, but will in turn be killed by Odin's son Víðarr. In the Prose Edda, additional information is given about Fenrir, including that, due to the gods' knowledge of prophecies foretelling great trouble from Fenrir and his rapid growth, the gods bound him, as a result Fenrir bit off the right hand of the god Týr. Depictions of Fenrir have been identified on various objects, scholarly theories have been proposed regarding Fenrir's relation to other canine beings in Norse mythology.

Fenrir has been the subject of artistic depictions, he appears in literature. Fenrir is mentioned in three stanzas of the poem Völuspá and in two stanzas of the poem Vafþrúðnismál. In stanza 40 of the poem Völuspá, a völva divulges to Odin that, in the east, an old woman sat in the forest Járnviðr "and bred there the broods of Fenrir. There will come from them all one of that number to be a moon-snatcher in troll's skin." Further into the poem the völva foretells that Odin will be consumed by Fenrir at Ragnarök: Then is fulfilled Hlín's second sorrow, when Óðinn goes to fight with the wolf, Beli's slayer, against Surtr. Shall Frigg's sweet friend fall. In the stanza that follows the völva describes that Odin's "tall child of Triumph's Sire" will come to "strike at the beast of slaughter" and with his hands he will drive a sword into the heart of "Hveðrungr's son," avenging the death of his father. In the first of two stanzas mentioning Fenrir in Vafþrúðnismál Odin poses a question to the wise jötunn Vafþrúðnir: "Much I have travelled, much have I tried out, much have I tested the Powers.

In the stanza that follows Vafþrúðnir responds that Sól will bear a daughter before Fenrir attacks her, that this daughter shall continue the paths of her deceased mother through the heavens. In the Prose Edda, Fenrir is mentioned in three books: Skáldskaparmál and Háttatal. In chapter 13 of the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, Fenrir is first mentioned in a stanza quoted from Völuspá. Fenrir is first mentioned in prose in chapter 25, where the enthroned figure of High tells Gangleri about the god Týr. High says that one example of Týr's bravery is that when the Æsir were luring Fenrir to place the fetter Gleipnir on the wolf, Týr placed his hand within the wolf's mouth as a pledge; this was done at Fenrir's own request. As a result, when the Æsir refused to release him, he bit off Týr's hand at a location "now called the wolf-joint", causing Týr to be one-handed and "not considered to be a promoter of settlements between people." In chapter 34, High describes Loki, says that Loki had three children with a woman named Angrboða located in the land of Jötunheimr.

High continues that, once the gods found that these three children were being brought up in the land of Jötunheimr, when the gods "traced prophecies that from these siblings great mischief and disaster would arise for them" the gods expected a lot of trouble from the three children due to the nature of the mother of the children, yet worse so due to the nature of their father. High says that Odin sent the gods to bring them to him. Upon their arrival, Odin threw Jörmungandr into "that deep sea that lies round all lands", threw Hel into Niflheim, bestowed upon her authority over nine worlds. However, the Æsir brought up the wolf "at home", only Týr had the courage to approach Fenrir, give Fenrir food; the gods noticed that Fenrir was growing every day, since all prophecies foretold that Fenrir was destined to cause them harm, the gods formed a plan. The gods prepared three fetters: The first strong, was called Leyding, they suggested that the wolf try his strength with it. Fenrir judged that it was not beyond his strength, so let the gods do what they wanted with it.

At Fenrir's first kick the bind snapped, Fenrir loosened himself from Leyding. The gods made a second fetter, twice as strong, named it Dromi; the gods asked Fenrir to try the new fetter, that should he break this feat of engineering, Fenrir would achieve great fame for his strength. Fenrir considered that the fetter was strong, yet that his strength had grown since he broke Leyding, yet that he would have to take some risks if he were to become famous. Fenrir allowed them to place the fetter; when the Æsir exclaimed that they were ready, Fenrir shook himself, knocked the fetter to the ground, strained hard, kicking with his feet, snapped the fetter – breaking it into pieces that flew far into the distance. High says that, as a result, to "loose from Leyding" or to "strike out of Dromi" have become sayings for when something is achieved with great effort; the Æsir started to fear that they would not be able to bind Fenrir, so Odin sent Freyr's messenger Skírnir down into the land of

Nes municipality

Nes is a municipality in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Romerike; the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Årnes. The municipality is named after the old Nes farm; the actual nes is the headland made by the two great rivers Glomma and Vorma, which have their meeting point just south of the farm. Prior to 1889, the name was spelled "Næs"; the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1988; the arms show three yellow logs on a green background. The position of the logs represents the meeting of the rivers Glomma and Vorma, creating the headland of Nes; the parish of Næs was established as a municipality of its own on 1 January 1838. Nes Church ruins are one of Norway's best preserved church ruins; the church which dated from ca 1100 was designed in Romanesque style and was extended into a cruciform church in 1697. The old medieval stone was located near the juncture of two rivers; the church suffered fire damage in 1854. After the fire the walls were preserved as ruins.

The new Nes Church was completed in 1860. The municipality borders Eidsvoll, Ullensaker, Sørum, Aurskog-Høland in Akershus county and Eidskog, Sør-Odal, Nord-Odal in Hedmark county. Nes includes many natural attractions, such as parts of the river Glomma, as well as 168 lakes. Elk, beaver and lynx can be found here. Hunting and sportfishing are prevalent. Eight hundred farms make the area one of the largest producers of wheat in the country. Årnes Vormsund Skogrand Aulifeltet Neskollen Fenstad Brårud Fjellfoten Haga Media related to Nes at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of Nes at Wiktionary Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage Tourist information Raumnes: newspaper for Nes på Romerike

Arthur Vineberg

Arthur Martin Vineberg, was a Canadian cardiac surgeon, university lecturer and author. He was "famous for his experimental and clinical studies in revascularization of the heart". Born in Montreal, Canada, he received a degree in biochemistry and experimental physiology at McGill University, he was a heart surgeon at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital and a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University. His archive is held at the Osler Library at McGill University, he is known for having developed a surgical procedure called the "Vineberg Procedure" which involved implanting the left mammary artery into the left ventricle of the heart. He first did this procedure in 1946 on an experimental basis and at the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1950, he published two books. He was working on The Complete Guide to Heart Health, before his death. In 1986, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada's highest civilian honour. Thomas, J L. "The Vineberg legacy: internal mammary artery implantation from inception to obsolescence".

Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital. 26. Pp. 107–13. PMC 101034. PMID 10830639. Shrager, J B. "The Vineberg procedure: the immediate forerunner of coronary artery bypass grafting". Ann. Thorac. Surg. 57. Pp. 1354–64. PMID 7910011. Dobell, A R. "Arthur Vineberg and the internal mammary artery implantation procedure". Ann. Thorac. Surg. 53. Pp. 167–9. PMID 1345805

NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament

The NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament is an annual college baseball tournament held at the culmination of the spring regular season to determine the NCAA Division III baseball champion. The tournament has been played since 1976, soon after the formation of Division III. Most of the 56 teams who qualify do so by winning an automatic bid that comes along with their conference's championship; the initial round consists of six- and eight-team regionals held at pre-selected sites in eight regions: New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic, Mideast, Midwest and West. The eight regional champions advance to the final round of the Division III Baseball Championship tournament, hosted at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2019; the event was held at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, just outside of Appleton until 2018. In both the regional and final rounds, the tournament uses a "double elimination" format, in which teams must lose twice to be eliminated. NCAA Division I Baseball Championship NCAA Division II Baseball Championship List of college baseball awards National Club Baseball Association Pre-NCAA baseball champion U.

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Fernando de Acuña y de Herrera

Fernando de Acuña y de Herrera was Viceroy of Sicily for 1489–1495. Ferndando was one of six siblings, a son of an Portuguese family, whose grandfather, Lope Vázquez de Acuña I had settled in Spain for political trouble reasons, his father was Pedro de Acuña y Carrillo de Albornoz, Sieur of Buendía and Azañól since 1397, the Sieur of Dueñas since 9 December 1439, promoted to Count of Buendía in 1475. Fernando de Acuña y de Herrera Spanish grandmother Teresa, came from a significant Burgos family, named "Carrillo" and a still more powerful family from Cuenca named "de Albornoz", she was the Lady of Paredes and Valtablado. All her brothers/sisters became quite powerful for instance, her brother Archbishop Alonso Carrillo de Albornoz, a.k.a. Alonso Carrillo de Acuña, Bishop of Siguenza, Member of the Royal Council under king Juan II of Castile, Enrique IV of Castile and the Royal Couple Isabel I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, Archbishop of Toledo and one of the more troublesome and intrigant political animals of 15th-century Spanish politics.

Fernando's mother was Inés de Herrera y de Ayala, a daughter of Pedro García de Herrera, a Marshal of Castile, Sieur of Ampudia, related to Conquerors of the Canary Islands. Although he married María Dávila, founding both the Monastery of "Las Gordillas" in Avila, there was no issue through this marriage. Fernando's eldest brother, II Count of Buendía, was named however Lope Vázquez de Acuña II, 1st duke of Huete since 24 December 1474, a Knight of the Military Order of Santiago, who died on 1 January 1489, married Inés Enriquez de Quiñones, some of their descendants being crushed through their military interventions in 1521 against king Charles I of Spain, a.k.a. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Fernando's and Lope sister Leonor de Acuña, deceased towards the end of 1501, married and got succession from Pedro Manrique de Lara, 2nd count of Paredes de Nava, the eldest brother of famous poet, no issue, Jorge Manrique, deceased in a feudal battle, April 1479. Both Leonor and eldest brother Lope, a Count and a Duke and enjoyed the magnificent castle of Segura de la Sierra, province of Jaen, now in the 2100 km2.

National Park of Cazorla, Segura y las Villas, as did the 1st and the 2nd Counts of Paredes de Nava, father Rodrigo and brother Pedro of another Knight of the Military Order of Santiago, Spanish Poet Jorge Manrique, killed in a feudal fight on 24 April 1479. Between 1489 and 1495 he was sent as a viceroy to the kingdom of Sicily, where he died, being buried in the cathedral of Catania. After Fernando's death, the next Viceroy was Aragonese Juan de Lanuza y Pimentel between 1495 - 1507. The Restoration of the Castle of Segura de la Sierra - Google docs