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Bacharach

Bacharach is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Rhein-Nahe, whose seat is in Bingen am Rhein, although that town is not within its bounds; the original name Baccaracus points to Celtic beginnings. Above the town looms Stahleck Castle, nowadays a youth hostel; the town lies in 48 km south of Koblenz. Bacharach is divided into several Ortsteile; the outlying centre of Steeg lies in the Steeg Valley off to the side, away from the Rhine. This glen lies between Medenscheid and Neurath to the south and Henschhausen to the north on the heights. In the early 11th century, Bacharach had its first documentary mention, it may have been that as early as the 7th century, the kingly domain passed into Archbishop of Cologne Kunibert’s ownership. The Vögte of the Cologne estate were the Elector of the Palatinate, who over time pushed back Cologne’s influence. Count Palatine had so much influence that he resided at Stahleck Castle, his successor Konrad von Staufen’s daughter secretly wed at Stahleck Castle a son of the Welfs, who were family foes, leading to Bacharach’s, indeed the whole County Palatine’s, falling for a short time to Henry of Brunswick.

In 1214 the Wittelsbachs became Bacharach’s new lords. Together with the Unteramt of Kaub they received here revenue source. In 1314 it was decided to choose Louis the Bavarian as the German king. Furthermore, Bacharach was the most important transfer point for the wine trade, as barrels were offloaded here from the smaller ships that were needed to get by the Binger Loch and loaded onto bigger ones. From on, the wine bore the designation Bacharacher; the timber trade from the Hunsrück brought Bacharach importance, in 1356, Bacharach was granted town rights. Visible is the Wernerkapelle, a Rheinromantik landmark of the town, lying on the way up to Stahleck Castle from the town, it is the expanded Kunibertkapelle, is still an unfinished Gothic ruin today. Its namesake is Werner of Oberwesel, known in connection with pogroms triggered by his death. According to the Christian blood libel, typical of the times, a 16-year-old Werner was murdered on Maundy Thursday 1287 by members of the local Jewish community, who used his blood for Passover observances.

On the grounds of this alleged ritual murder, there arose an anti-Semitic mob who waged a pogrom, wiping out Jewish communities in the Middle and Lower Rhine and Moselle regions. In folk Christianity arose the cult of Werner, only stricken from the Bishopric of Trier calendar in 1963. In 1344, building work began on the town wall, was finished about 1400. In 1545, the town, along with the Palatinate, became Protestant under Count Palatine Friedrich II. Stahleck Castle and the town wall could not stop Bacharach from undergoing eight changes in military occupation in the Thirty Years' War, nor the war’s attendant sackings. Moreover, further destruction was wrought by several town fires. In 1689, French troops fighting in the Nine Years' War blew Stahleck Castle and four of the town wall’s towers up. In 1794, French Revolutionary troops occupied the Rhine’s left bank and in 1802, Bacharach became temporarily French. During the War of the Sixth Coalition the Prussian Field Marshal Blücher, after crossing the Rhine near Kaub, came through Bacharach and the Steeg Valley on New Year’s Night 1813-1814 with his troops on the way to France.

Recalling this event is a monument stone somewhat downstream, across from Kaub. After the Congress of Vienna, the town went, along with the Rhine’s left bank, up to and including Bingerbrück, to Prussia. After the harbour silted up, Bacharach fell into a slumber from which it only awoke in the course of the Rheinromantik. Among the first of the prominent visitors at this time was the French writer Victor Hugo. Caring for and maintaining Bacharach’s building monuments, spurred on in the early 20th century by the Rhenish Association for Monument Care and Landscape Preservation which took on the highly endangered town wall and Stahleck Castle ruin jobs, the great dedication of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Wernerkapelle have seen to it that Bacharach is still a jewel of the Rheinromantik and a multifaceted documentary site of mediaeval architecture on the Middle Rhine; the Wernerkapelle ruin is under monumental protection and before it a plaque has been placed recalling the inhuman crimes against Jewish residents and containing a quotation from a prayer by Pope John XXIII for a change in Christians’ thinking in their relationship with the Jews: “We recognize today that many centuries of blindness have shrouded our eyes, so that we no longer saw the goodliness of Thy Chosen People and no longer recognized our firstborn brother’s traits.

We discover now. In the course of the centuries our brother Abel has lain in blood that we spilt, he has wept tears that we brought forth, because we forgot Thy love. Forgive us the curse that we unrightfully affixed to the Jews’ name. Forgive us for nailing Thee in their flesh for a second time to the Cross. For we knew not what we did........." Today Bacharach thrives on tourism and wine from Bacharach is still enjoying international popularity. Not to be overlooked, are problems arising from a shrinking population, itself brought about by a lack of prospects. On 7 June 1969, the self-administering municipality of Steeg was amalgamated with Bacharach. Overijse, Flemish Brabant, Belg

Benjamin Moukandjo

Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Valenciennes. Moukandjo began his career in hometown's Kadji Sports Academy, joining the club's youth setup in 1998, aged 10. Nine years he moved to France, joining Stade Rennais. In September 2008, after making appearances only for the reserve team of Stade Rennais, he was loaned out to L'Entente SSG. Moukandjo returned to Rennes in June 2009, but rescinded his link and joined Nîmes Olympique on 31 August 2009, he appeared for the side in Ligue 2, moved to AS Monaco FC on 31 January 2011. In May 2011, after Monaco's relegation to Ligue 2, Moukandjo was linked with Liverpool, he joined AS Nancy Lorraine on 12 August 2011 by signing a three-season contract. On 18 July 2014, Moukandjo moved to Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims on a two-year deal. On 5 August 2015, Moukandjo joined FC Lorient of Ligue 1. On 8 April 2017, he scored two of Lorient's goals and provided an assist for Sylvain Marveaux in their 4–1 league away win over Olympique Lyonnais.

On 13 July 2017, Moukandjo moved to the Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning on a two-year deal. On 28 February 2018, Moukandjo was loaned to Beijing Renhe until 31 December 2018. In March 2019 he left Jiangsu Suning by mutual consent. On 11 September 2019, Moukandjo joined Ligue 2 side Lens. On 23 January 2020, after his release with RC Lens, Moukandjo joined Ligue 2 rivals Valenciennes FC. On 4 June 2011, Moukandjo made his debut for the Cameroon national football team, starting in a 0–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification draw against Senegal, he netted his first international goal on 16 June of the following year, the winner against Guinea-Bissau. Moukandjo was selected in Cameroon's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all three group matches, against Mexico and Brazil respectively. At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he scored Cameroon's goal in a 1–1 draw with Guinea at the group stage. Two years he was named Man of the Match in the final as Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time.

In September 2018 he retired from international duty. As of matches played 15 September 2019 Score and Result list Cameroon's goal tally first Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations: 2017 Stade Rennais profile Benjamin Moukandjo – French league stats at LFP

David Leake

David Leake was the assistant Bishop in Northern Argentina from 1969 to 1979 when he became diocesan Bishop and for the latter part of that post Primate of the Southern Cone. Born to missionary parents serving in Argentina, he was ordained in the Church of England and began his career with a curacy in Watford, he was made a deacon at Michaelmas 1959 and ordained a priest the Michaelmas following, both times by Michael Gresford Jones, Bishop of St Albans, at St Albans Cathedral. In 1963 he went to South America where he served the Church as a Missionary being appointed to the episcopate, he was ordained and consecrated a bishop on St Thomas' Day 1969 to serve as Bishop in Northern Argentina, assistant bishop of the newly-erected Diocese of Paraguay and Northern Argentina. In retirement he continues to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Norwich. and serves as a consultant to the Argentine Bible Society specialising in the Toba language translation of the Toba New Testament.

On retirement he was honoured by the Queen with the CBE

Jerzy Janeczek

Jerzy Janeczek is a Polish theater and film actor. Janeczek finished the National Film School in Łódź in its Faculty of Drama, he has performed in theaters in Wrocław, Kalisz and Warsaw. In 1987 he was dismissed from the Dramatic Theater in Warsaw by Zbigniew Zapasiewicz. By the end of the 1980s, Janeczek migrated to the United States, in 2007 he returned to Poland. Jerzy Janeczek on Internet Movie Database Jerzy Janeczek on filmweb.pl Jerzy Janeczek on filmpolski.pl Jerzy Janeczek on stopklatka.pl Jerzy Janeczek's pictures in the Polish National Film Archives on „Fototeka” Jerzy Janeczek on e-teatr.pl

Yulia Malinovsky

Yulia Malinovsky is an Israeli politician and lawyer. She is a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu. Malinovsky was born in Luhansk in the Soviet Union, her mother, Sophia, is Jewish, her father, was of Russian and Armenian descent. She studied law at the Luhansk branch of the East Ukrainian Volodymyr Dahl National University, gaining a BA, she served in a local police force as a manpower officer. Malinovsky immigrated to Israel from Ukraine in 1998, her younger sister had immigrated before her with NAALE at 1997, the rest of her immediate family joined her in Israel later. She was elected to Holon City Council on the Yisrael Beiteinu list in 2003, was placed eighteenth on the party's list for the 2009 Knesset elections. However, the party won only 15 seats, she was 37th on the joint Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list for the 2013 Knesset elections, but again failed to win a seat. Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections, she was placed ninth on the party's list. Although Yisrael Beiteinu won only six seats, the resignation of several MKs saw her enter the Knesset on 1 June 2016 as a replacement for Avigdor Lieberman, after he had resigned from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law following his appointment as Minister of Defense.

After Lieberman resigned as Defence Minister in November 2018, he returned to the Knesset in place of Malinovsky. Malinovsky was placed fifth on the Yisrael Beiteinu list for the April 2019 elections, returned to the Knesset as the party won five seats, she was in fifth place again for the September 2019 elections, retaining her seat as Yisrael Beiteinu won eight seats. Malinovsky lives in Holon, is married with two children. Yulia Malinovsky on the Knesset website

Debora Rabbai

Debora Rabbai known as Angora Deb, is an American voice actress, improv teacher, singer based in New York City. Rabbai is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she is best known as the voice of Aika Sumeragi from Agent Aika, Rika Sena from Kare Kano, Hakufu Sonsaku from Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, Leina from the Queen's Blade series, as well as Futaba Murata and Nayuta Moriyama from Shingu. Rabbai is an accomplished improv comedian, is the producer, co-creator and a performer in the musical comedy Broadway’s Next Hit Musical!. She teaches improv comedy at the American Comedy Institute. Debora Rabbai convention appearances on AnimeCons.com Debora Rabbai at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Debora Rabbai at CrystalAcids English Voice Actor & Production Staff Database Debora Rabbai on IMDb