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Mutaz Abdulla

Mutaz Abdullah is the veteran goalkeeper for Al-Shaab. He represented the UAE national team on 25 occasions. Abdulla started off in the youth teams of Al Sadd in Qatar, the country, he was one of the three goalkeepers for the team. Honors he has received with Al Ain include the AFC Champions league trophy. UAE League Titles: 99/2000, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004 UAE Presidents Cup: 1998/1999, 2000/2001, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2008/2009 UAE FA Cup: 2004/2005, 2005/2006 AFC Champions League: 2003 UAE Super Cup: 2002/2003 Etisalat Emirates Cup 2008/2009 Mutaz Abdulla at

Jacob Fortling

Jacob Fortling was a German-Danish sculptor and industrialist, described as one of the most industrious people in the Denmark of his day. He came to Denmark at age 18 and embarked on a successful career, first as a sculptor and also as an architect, he was engaged in the production of building materials, owning several quarries in Norway. Just outside Copenhagen, on Amager's east coast, he founded Kastrup Værk, a large industrial facility combining a lime plant, a brickyard and a pottery. Kastrupgård, his former home, has been turned into an art museum. Fortling was born on 23 December 1711 in Bayreuthin present day Germany, he trained as a mason and stone carver and came to Denmark to work on the many large Royal building projects under King Christian VI, collaborating with sculptors such as Jacques Saly and Simon Carl Stanley. He executed the Queen's Staircase at Christiansborg Palace. In 1738 he was in 1740 appointed Stone Carver to the Danish Court. In the 1740s he worked on Christiansborg Palace where his contributions included the Queen's Staircase.

He created the main staircases for Ledreborg Palace and the Holstein Mansion in Copenhagen. At the naval base at Holmen, he created the King's Gate. Fortling collaborated with both Lauritz de Thurah and Nicolai Eigtved, the two leading Danish architects of the time, completed his training as an architect, he assimilated Eigtved's refined Rococo style and, after Eigtved's death in 1754, became de Thurah's right-hand man. In 1756, he was appointed Royal Building Inspector for Copenhagen and Falster and, after de Thurah's death, he became Royal Building Master in 1760 but died the following year. Fortling engaged in the production of building materials. In search of good quality stone, he made two journeys to Norway, ruled by the Danish King and supplied many of the minerals used in the building industry in Denmark at that time. In 1744 he acquired royal privileges for two quarries, one at Akershus and one at Lier, extracting marble and from 1849 talc. In 1759 he established a quarry at Trondheim.

In Denmark, Fortling established a limestone quarry on Saltholm, an island in Øresund off the coast of Amager, opened a lime plant at Kastrup Værk, with its own harbour on an artificial peninsula in 1749. He soon diversified with a pottery specializing in faience at the same site. From 1749 to 1753, he built Kastrupgåtf in the same area, a large country house and agricultural estate where he took up residence when it was completed, his business enterprises included a distillery and a brewery. Work on Christiansborg Palace, including the Queen's Staircase Decorative work on Ledreborg Palace, including main staircase King's Gate at the Arsenalet at Holmen, Copenhagen Town house, Ny Kongensgade, Copenhagen Kastrup Værk with harbour Kastrupgård, Kastrup Lindencrone Mansion, Bredgade/Sankt Annæ Plads, Copenhagen Portal for Frederiksberg Gardens Rebuilding of the Schack Mansion, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen Extra floor and balustrade and main staircase, Holstein Mansion, Copenhagen Decorative works, Christian's Church, Copenhagen Tower at Gråbrødre Church, Viborg Connabder's House, Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen Extra floor, Marshall's House, Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg Nesstofa at Seltjarnarnes, Iceland Architecture of Denmark

Philippe, Duke of Vendôme

Philippe de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme the "Grand Prior" was the fourth Duke of Vendôme. The Grand Prior for France in the Order of Malta, Vendôme held senior military positions throughout his life, in various command roles. Philippe was born in 1655, the second son of Louis de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme, of his wife, Laura Mancini. Among his earlier military campaigns was the Siege of Candia in 1669, during which he fought against Turkish forces. During the siege, his uncle, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, was killed. In his position of Grand Prior for France in the Order of Malta, Philippe was able to attain numerous military commands, fighting in engagements including Fleurus and Marsaglia. During the Spanish War of Succession Philippe was in command of French forces in Italy; the opposing Austrian forces were commanded by Prince Eugene of Savoy, a more skilled commander than Philippe, whose brother Louis Joseph, another senior French commander, had to assist him during the Battle of Cassano.

He was subsequently demoted to a position subordinate to that of his brother, served in this role during further campaigning occurring in Flanders. After the death of Louis-Joseph, Philippe inherited his brother's ducal titles, he died without issue. The dukedom became extinct after his death. Les Bourbon-Vendôme

Chen Muhua

Chen Muhua was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and politician who served as Vice Premier, State Councilor, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade, Commissioner of the National Family Planning Commission, Governor of the People's Bank of China, Chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation. She was an alternate member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, one of the few women to have entered China's top decision-making body. Chen Muhua was born in 1921 in Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province, during the Republic of China period, her uncle was a Kuomintang air force official who helped her complete high school education, but she was sympathetic to the Communist cause and went to Yan'an, the wartime base of the Communists, in 1938, after the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War. She told her mother that she would return in six months, but was unable to go home until the end of the war in 1945, when her mother had died. Chen studied military science at the Counter-Japanese Military and Political University in Yan'an, joined the Communist Party of China.

Her teachers included Zhu De, Chen Yun, Otto Braun. During the Yan'an Rectification Movement, she was subject to constant investigation because of her Kuomintang uncle, despite being pregnant, she was forced to give away her daughter when she was born in 1943. The investigation ended only with the intervention of Zhou Enlai. During the Chinese Civil War, she worked a number of jobs in the Rehe Military Region. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Chen worked in economic areas, serving as head of the Railway and Long-term Planning offices of the State Planning Commission's Transport Bureau in the 1950s. In the 1960s, she worked in the Foreign Economic Relations General Liaison Office, where she was in charge of China's foreign aid to African countries. During the Cultural Revolution, Chen was labeled a "capitalist roader" because she had suggested that cadres dealing with foreign countries should learn foreign languages. There was rumour that Chen Cheng, the Kuomintang Vice-President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, was her uncle.

Chen Muhua's brother was persecuted to death in Heilongjiang Province. Chen was politically rehabilitated and appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade in 1970, reporting directly to Premier Zhou Enlai. In 1978, Chen became a vice premier, the highest non-honorary government position achieved by a woman at the time; when China initiated its family planning policy in the early 1980s, she was put in charge of the National Family Planning Commission. She served as Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade, implemented policies that encouraged export, which grew to over US$30 billion. In 1985, she was appointed Governor of the People's Bank of China's central bank. Under her leadership, China became a member of the Asian Development Bank in 1986, she served as a board member of the ADB, as well as the African Development Bank. After leaving her PBOC post in 1988, she was appointed chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation. Chen Muhua was an alternate member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, one of the few women to have entered China's top decision-making body.

Although Jiang Qing, Ye Qun, Deng Yingchao became Politburo members, they were all wives of China's top leaders and did not hold executive positions. In 1940, Chen married a graduate of Harbin Institute of Technology, in Yan ` an. Zhong retired early due to poor health, they had four daughters. She was forced to give away her newborn second daughter in 1943, when she was under investigation during the Rectification Movement. After 1949, Chen spent decades searching for the daughter, until they were reunited in 1975. On 12 May 2011, Chen Muhua died of an illness in Beijing, aged 90. General Secretary Hu Jintao and all the members of the Politburo Standing Committee attended her funeral, she was eulogized as a "excellent party member, a long-tested fighter of the Communist cause, a proletarian revolutionary, an outstanding leader in the realm of economic affairs and women and children affairs." She was buried at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery. Chen Muhua's memorial page on People's Daily

Lectionary 451

Lectionary 451, designated by sigla ℓ 451, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on 242 parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century; the codex contains Lessons from the Gospels of John and Luke. It is a lectionary; the text is written in 22-23 lines per page. The manuscript was written by Clement the monk who signed and dated the colophon on f. 242v: "Written in the month of July 20, indiction 5, year 6560. The codex was held in Athens, known for scholars since 1886, it was purchased by K. W. Clark and is housed at the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of the Duke University at Durham. List of New Testament lectionaries Biblical manuscripts Textual criticism Gregory, Caspar René. Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. P. 427. Lectionary 451 at the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts