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Benedict Biscop

Benedict Biscop known as Biscop Baducing, was an Anglo-Saxon abbot and founder of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Priory and was considered a saint after his death. Benedict, born of a noble Northumbrian family, was for a time a thegn of King Oswiu of Berenicia At the age of 25 Benedict made the first of his five trips to Rome, accompanying his friend Saint Wilfrid the Elder; however Wilfrid was detained in Lyon en route. Benedict completed the journey on his own, when he returned to England was "full of fervour and enthusiasm... for the good of the English Church". Benedict made a second journey to Rome twelve years later. Alchfrith of Deira, a son of King Oswiu, intended to accompany him, but the king refused to grant permission. On this trip Biscop met Wilfrid. On his return journey to England Benedict stopped at Lérins, a monastic island off the Mediterranean coast of Provence, which had by adopted the Rule of St. Benedict. During his two-year stay there, from 665 to 667, he underwent a course of instruction, taking monastic vows and the name of "Benedict".

Following the two years in Lérins Benedict made his third trip to Rome. At this time Pope Vitalian commissioned him to accompany Archbishop Theodore of Tarsus back to Canterbury in 669. On their return Archbishop Theodore appointed Benedict as abbot of SS. Peter and Paul's, Canterbury, a role he held for two years. Benedict Biscop, the Bibliophile, assembled a library from his travels His second trip to Rome had been a book buying trip. Overall, the collection had an estimated 250 titles of service books; the library included scripture and secular works. Ecgfrith of Northumbria granted Benedict land in 674 for the purpose of building a monastery, he went to the Continent to bring back masons who could build a monastery in the Pre-Romanesque style. Benedict made his fifth and final trip to Rome in 679 to bring back books for a library, saintly relics, glaziers, a grant from Pope Agatho granting his monastery certain privileges. Benedict made five overseas voyages in all to stock the library. In 682 Benedict appointed Eosterwine as his coadjutor and the King was so delighted at the success of St Peter's, he gave him land in Jarrow and urged him to build a second monastery.

Benedict erected a sister foundation at Jarrow. He appointed Ceolfrid as the superior, who left Wearmouth with 20 monks to start the foundation in Jarrow. Bede, one of Benedict's pupils, tells us that he brought builders and glass-workers from Francia to erect the buildings in stone, he drew up a rule for his community, based on that of Benedict and the customs of seventeen monasteries he had visited. He engaged Abbot John, Arch-cantor of St. Peter's in Rome, to teach Roman chant at these monasteries. In 685, Ecgfrith granted the land south of the River Wear to Biscop. Separated from the monastery, this would be known as the "sundered land," which in time would become the name of the wider urban area. Benedict's idea was to build a model monastery for England, sharing his knowledge of the experience of the Church in Europe, it was the first ecclesiastical building in Britain to be built in stone, the use of glass was a novelty for many in 7th-century England. It possessed what was a large library for the time – several hundred volumes – and it was here that Benedict's student Bede wrote his famous works.

The library became world-famous and manuscripts, copied there became prized possessions throughout Europe, including the Codex Amiatinus, the earliest surviving manuscript of the complete Bible in the Latin Vulgate version. For the last three years of his life Benedict was bed-ridden, he suffered his affliction with great faith. He died on 12 January 690. A sermon of Bede indicates that there was a early public cult of Biscop, he is recognised as a saint by the Christian Church. Saint Benedict Biscop, patron saint archive This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "St. Benedict Biscop". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Coates, S. J. "Benedict Biscop ". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2082. Stephens, William Richard Wood. "Benedict Biscop". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 4. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Wikisource:Ecclesiastical History of the English People/Book 4#18 Wikisource:Ecclesiastical History of the English People/Book 5#19 Wikisource:Ecclesiastical History of the English People/Book 5#21 HAbb Bede, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow Attwater and Catherine Rachel John.

The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0-14-051312-4. Bede's World guidebook, 2004 AVCeol: Anonymous, "Life of Abbot Ceolfrith" in Webb & Farmer, The Age of Bede. London: Penguin, 1983. ISBN 0-14-044727-X Blair, Peter Hunter, The World of Bede. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970. ISBN 0-521-39138-5. Benedict Biscop at Catholic Forum Biscop 2 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Fang Wu

Fang Wu is a Taiwanese female singer-songwriter under Linfair Records, had participated in Super Idol and Duets China. She was once the member of BabyFace and Double 2 Band. In 2008, she formed a duo with Hsieh Guang Tai and participated in Super Idol Season 2, got the fifth place, she participated in Super Idol Season 4 and got the sixth place. She was recognized by her sweet voice. In 2011, she formed a band, Double 2, with Eli Hsieh, released 2 singles which gained support from the netizens. In 2014, she first performed at Taipei Arena due to participating Super Slipper. In 2015, she participated in Duets China and joined team Jason Zhang, got the third place. At the same year, she released her debut solo studio album,I'm Promising, where the lead single, "Accumulated Loneliness" received positive reviews from the general. In December 2017, she released Pieces of Me. Fang Wu Facebook Double 2 Band Facebook Fang Wu Instagram Fang Wu StreetVoice Fang Wu Weibo Fang Wu Fansclub

Splendrillia suluensis

Splendrillia suluensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Drilliidae. The length of the shell attains 10 mm, its diameter 3 mm. smooth, white shell is shortly fusiform. It contains 6 to 7 whorls, of which about 2 form a convexly-whorled protoconch; the subsequent whorls are convex, with a narrow depression below the simple suture. The lower part shows rather strong, rounded ribs from suture to suture, about 10 on penultimate whorl, fainter in the excavation, which latter as well as the ribs disappear on body whorl, with the exception of a strong rib behind the peristome; this latter whorl is moreover compressed, with a trace of a second rib or indistinct varix on the left side of the whorl, contracted below, with a few indistinct spiral lirac near the base. The whole shell is covered with fine growth-striae; the aperture is short, with a broad, rather deep, rounded sinus at the suture, narrower by a strong columellar tubercle. The peristome is thin, though ribbed exteriorly.

The columellar marginis concave enamelled. The base of the aperture ends in a wide siphonal canal; this species occurs in the Sulu Sea, Philippines M. M. Schepman, Full text of "Siboga expeditie" "Splendrillia suluensis". Retrieved 16 January 2019

Banjhakri and Banjhakrini

Banjhākri and Banjhākrini are shamanic deities in the tradition of the Tamang people of Nepal. The two are a couple, different aspects of the same being, they are supernatural shamans of the forest. In the Nepali language, ban means "wilderness", jhākri means "shaman", jhākrini means "shamaness". Banjhākrini is known as Lemlemey. Banjhākri is a short, simian trickster, a descendant of the Sun, his ears are large and his feet point backward. Long, matted hair covers his entire body, except for his face and palms, he plays a golden dhyāngro; the dhyangro is the frame drum played by Nepali jhākri. Banjhākri finds human children who have the potential to be great shamans, takes them back to his cave for training. There, the children are in danger of being eaten whole by Banjhākrini. Banjhākrini is both ursine and humanoid, with long hair on her head, pendulous breasts, backward-pointing feet, she is described as bloodthirsty and brutal. She carries a symbolic golden sickle. Although Banjhākri abducts boys, he does not do so out of malice.

He trains the children. When the children return home with their shamanic training, they can become more powerful than the shamans trained by people. Like the yeti, Banjhākri and Banjhākrini can be seen in our world, not just in the spirit world. However, only powerful shamans can see them. Although both Banjhākri and yeti are apelike, yeti are taller than humans, whereas Banjhākri is only about 1–1.5 metres tall. One anthropologist, Homayun Sidky, has suggested; some legends say that there are numerous ban-jhākrini. In any case, the shamans of Nepal regard the original Banjhākri as the founder of Nepali shamanism. Banjhākri is celebrated as a teacher and as the god of the forest. Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park Chullachaki Churel List of hybrid creatures in mythology Therianthropy

Tell Me All About Yourself

Tell Me All About Yourself is an album by Nat King Cole, released in 1960. It was arranged by Dave Cavanaugh; the album reached No. 33 on the Billboard album chart. Music critic Marc Myers put it at number three on his top ten list of best Nat King Cole albums. "Tell Me All About Yourself" – 2:08 "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" – 3:10 "The Best Thing for You" – 2:01 "When You Walked By" – 2:49 "Crazy She Calls Me" – 2:37 "You've Got the Indian Sign on Me" – 1:49 "For You" – 2:21 "Dedicated to You" – 2:53 "You Are My Love" – 1:56 "This Is Always" – 2:57 "My Life" – 2:12 " Anything for You" – 1:47

Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel

The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel exhibits Friedrich Dürrenmatt's paintings and drawings. It is a part of Swiss National Library, just like Swiss Literary Archives, which has a close cooperation with CDN; the Centre Dürrenmatt, opened in the September 2000 in the upper Neuchâtel, is located in the first Dürrenmatt's residential place in 1952. The Swiss architect Mario Botta was assigned to rebuild the house; as a place for discussion and research, CDN supports critical debates about Dürrenmatt's artistic and literary works. Beside the temporary exhibition, the permanent exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt and painter" is open for public visit. Readings, concerts and debates take place in the CDN. Apart from numerous exhibits of his literary works and rare exhibited paintings, the CDN offers a wide view over the Lake Neuchâtel and the Bernese Alps. In 1952, Friedrich Dürrenmatt moved to his house in the upper part of the city, where he lived and worked until his death on 14 December 1990, he took his life beyond the Röstigraben as a theme in one of his works the reality that he lived in the francophone part of Switzerland since 1952, but he wrote in German language.

After his death, his former house was expanded for being used as a museum. The museum was opened in September 2000. Centre Dürrenmatt offizielle Website Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek Website Schweizerische Literaturarchiv Website