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Bertha of Kent

Saint Bertha or Saint Aldeberge was the queen of Kent whose influence led to the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon England. She was canonized as a saint for her role in its establishment during that period of English history. Bertha was a Frankish princess, the daughter of Charibert I and his wife Ingoberga, granddaughter of the reigning King Chlothar I and great-granddaughter of Clovis I and Saint Clotilde, her father died in 567, her mother in 589. Bertha had been raised near Tours, her marriage to the pagan Æthelberht of Kent, in 580 AD, was on condition that she be allowed to practice her religion. She brought her chaplain, with her to England. A former Roman church was restored for Bertha just outside the City of Canterbury, dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, it was the private chapel of Queen Bertha. The present St Martin's Church continues on the same site, incorporating Roman walling of the original church in the chancel, it is acknowledged by UNESCO as the oldest church in the English-speaking world where Christian worship has taken place continuously since 580 AD.

St Martin's make up Canterbury's UNESCO World Heritage site. Pope Gregory the Great sent a Mission led by Augustine of Canterbury, to restore Christianity to England in 596; the Mission's favourable reception upon arrival in 597 AD owed much to the influence of Bertha. Without her support and Æthelberht's good will, monastic settlements and the cathedral would have been developed elsewhere. In 601, Pope Gregory addressed a letter to Bertha, in which he complimented her on her faith and knowledge of letters. Anglo-Saxon records indicate that Saint Bertha had two children: Eadbald of Kent, Æthelburg of Kent, she is named in the genealogies of various of the medieval accounts of the'Kentish Royal Legend'. The date of her death is disputed; the city of Canterbury celebrates Queen Bertha in many ways. The Bertha trail, consisting of 14 bronze plaques set in pavements, runs from the Buttermarket to St Martin's church via Lady Wootton's Green. In 2006, bronze statues of Bertha and Ethelbert were installed on Lady Wootton's Green as part of the Canterbury Commemoration Society's "Ethelbert and Bertha" project.

There is a wooden statue of Bertha inside St Martin's church. Bertha 1 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England


Vishukkani is a 1977 Indian Malayalam film, directed by J. Sasikumar and produced by R. M. Sundaram; the film stars Prem Nazir, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair and Sankaradi in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Salil Chowdhary; the film was a remake of the Tamil film Karpagam. Prem Nazir as Gopi Sharada as Rajani Vidhubala as Radhika Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair as Rajendra Panicker Adoor Bhasi as Kurup Sankaradi as Prabhakaran Pillai M. G. Soman as Radhakrishnan Sreelatha Namboothiri as Jaya Veeran as Collector Janardhanan Nair Reena as Geetha Kaduvakulam Antony The music was composed by Salil Chowdhary and the lyrics were written by Sreekumaran Thampi. Vishukkani on IMDb

Brookfield, New Jersey

Brookfield is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within White Township, in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 675. According to the United States Census Bureau, Brookfield had a total area of 0.212 square miles, including 0.211 square miles of land and 0.001 square miles of water. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 675 people, 448 households, 211.904 families living in the CDP. The population density was 3,202.6 per square mile. There were 502 housing units at an average density of 2,381.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.07% White, 0.74% Black or African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population. There were 448 households out of which 0.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 52.7% were non-families.

51.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 49.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.51 and the average family size was 2.04. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 0.0% under the age of 18, 0.1% from 18 to 24, 0.7% from 25 to 44, 7.0% from 45 to 64, 92.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 75.9 years. For every 100 females there were 60.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 60.7 males

Season 4 (30 Rock)

"Season 4" is the first episode of the fourth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, the 59th episode overall. It was written by the series creator, executive producer and lead actress, Tina Fey and directed by series producer Don Scardino; the episode aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on October 15, 2009. Guest stars in this episode include Steve Buscemi, Liz Holtan, Paula Pell; the episode takes place in 2009 as concerns rise over The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan, a fictitious sketch comedy series. Jack Donaghy is worried, he tells Tracy Jordan to return to his lower-class roots and Jenna Maroney to become more "country." Meanwhile, Jack tasks Liz Lemon with finding a new cast member for TGS. NBC page Kenneth Parcell grows angry over Jack's large financial bonus, somewhat similar to the real-world AIG bonus payments controversy. "Season 4" has received positive reviews from television critics. According to the Nielsen ratings system, the episode was watched by 6.312 million households during its original broadcast, received a 3.0 rating/8 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

The episode opens with Jack welcoming Liz and Jenna to "Season 4", a fusion cuisine restaurant which serves the best-selling food from the rest of America, "Cheesy Blasters". Jack uses this to "teach... a lesson" that they have "lost touch with the heartland of consumers." He believes the cast and crew of TGS with Tracy Jordan have become too elitist and need to change to survive in tough economic times. Towards this goal Jack tells Tracy to reconnect with his roots and Jenna suggests that she can "go country". Despite the plans for Tracy and Jenna, Jack tells Liz—the head writer for TGS—to begin searching for a new cast member to help lessen this elitist image. Liz recruits TGS producer Pete Hornberger to help in her search, planning trips to comedy clubs to find new talent. Both agree to try to keep the process secret from the cast and crew for fear that they would be angered over the idea of a new actor joining the cast. Liz and Pete give awkward answers trying to explain why they are going places together and tell the TGS writing staff.

They inadvertently tell Josh Girard who, angered by the news, quits the show. Meanwhile, Kenneth—an NBC page—goes to Jack worried that he cannot sign his timesheet because Kenneth worked many overtime hours but NBC has stopped paying for it to save money. Jack convinces him to sign the sheet, but Kenneth accidentally receives a large bonus check of Jack's instead of his own paycheck. Kenneth leads a page strike; the strike grows in size as other trade unions join it, along with Tracy in an attempt to join the common man. Jack hires private detective Lenny Wosniak to try to end the strike. Jack admits to Kenneth that he is a "big ol' liar" and Kenneth ends the strike. "Season 4" was written by series creator, executive producer and lead actress Tina Fey, directed by series producer Don Scardino. This was Fey's eighteenth writing credit, Scardino's twenty-second helmed episode. "Season 4" aired on NBC in the United States on October 15, 2009, as the season premiere episode of the show's fourth season and the 59th overall episode of the series.

The episode was filmed on August 28, September 1, September 30, October 9, 2009. Actor Steve Buscemi reprised his role as private investigator Lenny Wosniak for the fourth time, having appeared in "The Collection", "The Natural Order", "Mamma Mia". Buscemi directed the 30 Rock episode "Retreat to Move Forward", broadcast on January 22, 2009, during the show's third season. Paula Pell, a producer and writer on the show, made her third appearance as the character Paula Hornberger, the wife of Pete Hornberger, played by Scott Adsit; the episode somewhat parodies the AIG bonus payments controversy that occurred in March 2009 when it was publicly disclosed that AIG—an American insurance corporation—was paying $200 million in bonus payments to employees of its financial services division. In the episode, NBC page Kenneth Parcell, along with other pages, wants to be paid for overtime, however, NBC has stopped paying for it to save money. Kenneth receives General Electric executive Jack Donaghy's large bonus check by accident and is angered by this, as a result, Kenneth rallies all the pages to strike.

Despite hiring Lenny to try and end the strike, Jack gives in to Kenneth's demand. Television reviewer Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune noted that the strike here was similar to that of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. Part of this episode featured Liz Lemon and Pete going around comedy clubs looking to cast a new individual on TGS after Jack and Pete's boss, explained that the show's staff have become too elitist and need to change to survive in tough economic times, that the addition of a new cast member would help lessen this elitist image; the search for a new cast member would continue throughout the season. The scene with Jenna Maroney pulling her intern's earring off, as Jenna believed that her intern wanted to be an actress, was meant for the season three episode "Gavin Volure", but was instead featured on 30 Rock's season three DVD as part of the deleted scenes in the Bonus feature. Two filmed scenes from "Season 4" were cut out from the airing. Instead, the scenes were featured on 30 Rock's season four DVD as part of the deleted scenes in the Bonus feature.

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Sol Invictus (band)

Sol Invictus is an English neofolk group fronted by Tony Wakeford. Wakeford has been the sole constant member of the group since its inception, although numerous musicians have contributed and collaborated with Wakeford under the Sol Invictus moniker over the years. After disbanding his controversial project Above the Ruins, Wakeford returned to the music scene with Sol Invictus in 1987. Since Sol Invictus has had many musician contributions, including Sarah Bradshaw, Nick Hall, Céline Marleix-Bardeau, Nathalie Van Keymeulen, Ian Read and Karl Blake. Wakeford referred to his work as folk noir. Beginning with a mixture of a rough, primitive post punk sound and acoustic/folk elements, the band's music evolved toward a lush, refined style, picking up classically trained players such as Eric Roger, Matt Howden, Sally Doherty. In the mid-1990s, Sol Invictus spun off a side project called L'Orchestre Noir to explore an more classically influenced direction. 2005 saw the departure of longtime contributors Roger and Blake, leading to a new line-up including Caroline Jago, Lesley Malone and Andrew King.

In 1990, Wakeford formed his own label, Tursa, to release his material and the music of other artists. The World Serpent Distribution Company distributed this material worldwide, followed by Cold Spring Records. In July 2007, the label was re-launched as a partnership with Israeli producer and musician Reeve "M" Malka. In 2009, Sol Invictus signed to Prophecy Records. In June 2011, Sol Invictus announced the end of their partnership both with Cold Spring Records and musician Andrew King; the name Sol Invictus, Latin for'the unconquered Sun', derives from the Roman cult of the same name. The band's imagery and lyrical content, in its early days, was influenced by traditionalism and antipathy towards the modern world and materialism. A superficial interest was the Italian philosopher Julius Evola who Wakeford admits to "shamelessly stealing from" for song titles though he found his books "unreadable". A more serious influence was the poet Ezra Pound: "I think Pound is one of the greatest poets although some of his work is mind-numbingly obscure.

I disagree with his antisemitism but that should not blind people to his worth as an artist."The band had considerable interest in heathen and Mithraist themes with an explicit antipathy to Christianity, reflecting the involvement of Wakeford and other members in neopagan groups. The 1997 album The Blade incorporates an Odinic chant, into its varied laments. Wakeford tended to write from a melancholic position of doomed Romanticism, which lamented the loss of beauty and culture, he saw the American influence on global culture as damaging to Europe, something he expresses with black humour in the song "Death of the West", from the album of the same name. The albums have seen a turn to a more personal writing style, as interest in what Wakeford calls "knee-jerk anti-Americanism and anti-Christianity" has been rejected. Sol Invictus album artwork has showcased the expressionist paintings of American artist and friend Tor Lundvall. Wakeford's mid-1980s membership in the British National Front and the appearance of a track from his band, Above The Ruins, on the "No Surrender!"

Compilation released in 1985 by Rock-O-Rama Records, alongside the Nazi groups Skrewdriver and Brutal Attack, has meant that Sol Invictus have been accused of neofascism. Wakeford has responded to this criticism various times, stating that his involvement with the National Front "was the worse decision of my life and one I much regret", that various members of his band "would be at best discriminated against or at worse dead if a far-right party took power" and further that "none of the artists I work with hold such views either, I doubt they would want to work with me if they thought I did." In June 2011 the band, following attempts to cancel one of their concerts in London, stated that all its members "are completely and unequivocally opposed to fascism, anti-semitism and homophobia, our work makes no attempt to appeal to an audience looking for this kind of message" stating explicitly that they did not have "any sympathy with national anarchism, or any desire to work with its adherents".

Sol Invictus on Myspace Review of The Devil's Steed Review of Angel Review of Sol Veritas Lux Interview with Tony Wakeford, 2006

Albert Serra

Albert Serra is a Spanish independent filmmaker and manager of the production company Andergraun Films, set up by Montse Triola to produce Serra's films. He is best known for his films Story of My Death and The Death of Louis XIV, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud. Serra has been called "one of the most singular and radical filmmakers working today." Honor of the Knights 2006 Viennale Directors' Fortnight - FIPRESCI Prize Best Feature Film Holden Award for Best Script - Special Mention, at the 2006 Torino Film Festival Grand Prize at the 2006 Entrevues Belfort film festival Best Emerging Director and Best Film in Catalan Language awards, 2006 Barcelona Cinema Awards Selected by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the 10 best films of 2007. Birdsong 2008 Cannes Directors' Fortnight Best Film and Best Director at the 2009 Gaudí Awards Grand Prize at the 2008 Split International Film Festival Grand Prize at the 2008 Entrevues Belfort film festival Story of My Death Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival Silver Puma for Best Director at the 2014 UNAM International Film Festival Best wardrobe at the 2014 Gaudí Awards The Death of Louis XIV Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection New York Film Festival – Official Selection Winner in feature film category, 2016 Prix Jean Vigo Best International Film at the 2016 Jerusalem Film Festival etc.

The following is a list of some of his feature contributions to feature films. Albert Serra's Andergraun Films website.. Albert Serra on Facebook Undergraun Films on Facebook Albert Serra on IMDb "Albert Serra: Radical Classicist", Harvard Film Archives. Retrieved 2016-09-03. "Albert Serra: Divine Visionaries and Holy Fools", Tate Modern. Retrieved 2016-09-03. "Locarno Film Festival Review: Dracula Meets Casanova In Albert Serra’s Bizarrely Fascinating ‘The Story of My Death’", by Eric Kohn, IndieWire, 13 August 2013