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Transcaucasian Front

Transcaucasian Front or Transcaucasus Front was a front of the Red Army during the Second World War. This sense of the term is not identical with the more general usage of military front which indicates a geographic area in wartime, although a Soviet Front may operate within designated boundaries; the Transcaucasus Front describes two distinct organizations during the war. The first version was created on August 23, 1941 from the Transcaucasus Military District, formed in 1922; the boundary of the Front extended along the border with Turkey and along the Black Sea coast from Batumi to Tuapse. It was commanded by Lieutenant-General Dmitry Kozlov from August 1941 to December 1941. On June 22, 1941, when the German invasion started, the Transcaucasus Military District included the 3rd, 24th, 40th Rifle Corps, the 28th Mechanised Corps, two cavalry divisions and three separate rifle divisions. Part of the District were three fortified regions and District troops, which included artillery and NKVD frontier units.

The initial Front organization incorporated the four Soviet armies stationed in the district in June 1941: the 45th and 46th on the border with Turkey and the 44th and 47th on the border with Iran. On August 25, 1941 troops from the Front entered Iran according to the Soviet-Iran Treaty of Friendship of February 21, 1921, which eliminated the direct threat to the Baku oil fields. Here is the Soviet OOB for the 25th of August 1941:44th Army 20th Mountain Rifle Division 77th Mountain Rifle Division 17th Cavalry Division 24th Tank Regiment47th Army 63rd Mountain Rifle Division 76th Mountain Rifle Division 236th Rifle Division 6th Tank Division 54th Tank Division 13th Motorcycle Regiment53rd Army 58th Rifle Corps 83rd Mountain Rifle Division 4th Cavalry CorpsIn November 1941, the 51st Army joined the front after being evacuated from the Crimea; the Transcaucasus Front was renamed the Caucasus Front on December 30, 1941. The second version of this front was again created from the Transcaucasus Military District on May 15, 1942 and continued in existence until its reorganization as the Tbilisi Military District on August 25, 1945 after the end of the war.

It was commanded by General Ivan V. Tyulenev, included the 4th and 58th Armies at various periods

Jesus in comparative mythology

The study of Jesus in comparative mythology is the examination of the narratives of the life of Jesus in the Christian gospels and theology, as they relate to Christianity and other religions. Although the vast majority of New Testament scholars and historians of the ancient Near East agree that Jesus existed as a historical figure, most secular historians agree that the gospels contain large quantities of ahistorical legendary details mixed in with historical information about Jesus's life; the Synoptic Gospels of Mark and Luke are shaped by Jewish tradition, with the Gospel of Matthew deliberately portraying Jesus as a "new Moses". Although it is unlikely that the authors of the Synoptic Gospels directly based any of their stories on pagan mythology, it is possible that they may have subtly shaped their accounts of Jesus's healing miracles to resemble familiar Greek stories about miracles associated with Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine; the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke are seen by secular historians as legends designed to fulfill Jewish expectations about the Messiah.

The Gospel of John bears indirect influences from Platonism, via earlier Jewish deuterocanonical texts, may have been influenced in less obvious ways by the cult of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, though this possibility is still disputed. Christian traditions about Jesus were influenced by Greco-Roman religion and mythology. Much of Jesus's traditional iconography is derived from Mediterranean deities such as Hermes, Asclepius and Zeus and his traditional birthdate on 25 December, not declared as such until the fifth century, was at one point named a holiday in honor of the Roman sun god Sol Invictus. At around the same time Christianity was expanding in the second and third centuries, the Mithraic Cult was flourishing. Though the relationship between the two religions is still under dispute, Christian apologists at the time noted similarities between them, which some scholars have taken as evidence of borrowing, but which are more a result of shared cultural environment. More general comparisons have been made between the stories about Jesus's birth and resurrection and stories of other divine or heroic figures from across the Mediterranean world, including supposed "dying-and-rising gods" such as Tammuz, Adonis and Osiris, while the concept of "dying-and-rising gods" has received criticism.

The majority of New Testament scholars and historians of the ancient Near East agree that Jesus existed as a historical figure. While some scholars have criticized Jesus scholarship for religious bias and lack of methodological soundness, with few exceptions such critics do support the historicity of Jesus and reject the Christ myth theory that Jesus never existed. There is widespread disagreement among scholars about the accuracy of details of Jesus's life as it is described in the gospel narratives, on the meaning of his teachings, the only two events subject to "almost universal assent" are that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and that he was crucified under the orders of the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate, it is generally, although not universally, accepted that Jesus was a Galilean Jew who called disciples and whose activities were confined to Galilee and Judea, that he had a controversy in the Temple, that, after his crucifixion, his ministry was continued by a group of his disciples, several of whom were persecuted.

Nonetheless, most secular scholars agree that the gospels contain large amounts of material, not accurate and is better categorized as legend. In a discussion of genuinely legendary episodes from the gospels, New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman mentions the birth narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and the release of Barabbas, he points out, that, just because these stories are not true does not mean that Jesus himself did not exist. According to theologians Paul R. Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd, there is no evidence that the portrayal of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels was directly influenced by pagan mythology in any significant way; the earliest followers of Jesus were devout Palestinian Jews who abhorred paganism and would have therefore been unlikely to model stories about their founder on pagan myths. Despite this, several scholars have noticed that some of the healing miracles of Jesus recorded in the Synoptic Gospels bear similarities to Greek stories of miracles associated with Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine.

Brennan R. Hill states that Jesus's miracles are, for the most part told in the context of the Jewish belief in the healing power of Yahweh, but notes that the authors of the Synoptic Gospels may have subtly borrowed from Greek literary models, he states that Jesus's healing miracles chiefly differ from those of Asclepius by the fact that Jesus's are attributed to a human being on earth. According to classical historians Emma J. Edelstein and Ludwig Edelstein, the most obvious difference between Jesus and Asclepius is that Jesus extended his healing to "sinners and publicans". Scholars disagree whether the parable of the rich man and Lazarus recorded in Luke 16:19-31 originates with Jesus or if it is a Christian invention, but the story bears strong resemblances to various folktales told throughout the Near East, it is, however agreed that the portrayal of Jesus in the gospels is influenced by Jewish tradition. According to E. P. Sanders, a leading scholar on the historica

Maïa Dunphy

Maïa Conchita Dunphy is an Irish television producer and writer. Dunphy grew up in County Dublin, her father is from New Ross and her mother Helen from Spain. She attended school in Paris, before returning to Ireland to attend St Andrews College, Dublin. Dunphy graduated from Trinity College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French. Dunphy has written and produced for many comedy shows for RTÉ including Podge & Rodge and Katherine Lynch's Wagon's Den and books such as The Ballydung Bible, has worked with Dustin the Turkey and Zig and Zag, she has written regular columns for The Dubliner magazine, The Irish Times, Image Magazine, the Irish Independent Insider Magazine and the Evening Herald amongst others. Dunphy wrote the Mr. Tayto spoof autobiography The Man in the Jacket in 2009 which famously kept former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern off the Christmas No.1 spot in the book charts. She was a contributor on the RTÉ 2fm Ryan Tubridy Show and has sat in for Colm Hayes, her first book penned under her own name was published in November 2017.

The M Word is a book for women who happen to be mothers and was nominated for best non-fiction popular book of the year at the Irish Book Awards. In January 2012, Dunphy wrote and hosted a documentary on the Irish baby boom for RTÉ as part of the Reality Bites series, she began appearing as a regular panelist on the Craig Doyle Live show. Her second documentary Merlot & Me aired on RTÉ in January 2013 to critical acclaim. In September 2013, a four-part documentary series Maia Dunphy's What Women Want began on RTÉ; the series covered four female centric topics: the pressure on women to stay looking young and the lengths some go to in'Forever Young'. The series was well received; the second series was broadcast on RTÉ2 in November and December 2014 and looked at food fads in "Food Not Fear". In October 2015 a new series Maïa Dunphy's Truth About.... Aired on RTÉ2. In December 2014, Dunphy won the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year award for Entertainment. In August 2013, she was a finalist on Celebrity MasterChef: Ireland.

Dunphy is a well-known face on many Irish shows. On 18 June 2014, Dunphy and her husband Johnny Vegas took part in an episode of All Star Mr & Mrs, they won the episode and the jackpot of 30,000 for their chosen charity. She took part in the second series of Dancing with the Stars on RTÉ One and was eliminated in week 5, she was partnered with Polish champion Robert Rowiński. In April 2011, she married British comedian Johnny Vegas in her mother's home town of Seville, Spain. On 26 January 2015, Dunphy posted an image of her ultrasound, announcing that the couple were expecting their first child together, they have one son. The couple lived in London together, but announced in May 2018 that they had separated the previous year. Dunphy is a supporter of many animal charities including Dogs Trust, Dublin Zoo and Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in Sabah, where she spent a year working in 2000. Maïa Dunphy on IMDb Official Twitter A Successful Story About Maia Dunphy

Duncan Toys Company

The Duncan Toys Company is an American toy manufacturer based in Middlefield, best known for its yo-yo line. The company was founded in 1929 by Donald F. Duncan, Sr. and purchased the Flores Yo-Yo Company from Pedro Flores, who had brought the yo-yo to the United States from the Philippines. Duncan popularized the yo-yo through competitions that spread throughout the country, publicized in his publications by William Randolph Hearst in exchange for a requirement that contestants had to sell subscriptions to Hearst newspapers as a condition of entry. In 1968, Duncan Toys became a division of Flambeau; the Imperial is the classic model. Available in many colors, the Imperial is the "starter yo-yo" in the Duncan line; the Sonic Satelite is one of the first duncan yo-yos like the imperial, but this one has a rounder shape and glows in the dark. The Butterfly is nearly as old as the Imperial, a fixed-axle plastic yo-yo in a butterfly silhouette. Available in many colors, the Butterfly is another "starter yo-yo" in the Duncan line.

The BumbleBee is a plastic ball-bearing transaxle yo-yo with a modified silhouette. The Bumblebee has removable endcaps; this design was acquired when Duncan bought Playmaxx and it was sold as the Turbo Bumblebee. The Dragonfly in a butterfly silhouette. Another Playmaxx design, it was sold under the name, Turbo Bumblebee GT; the Speed Beetle is a plastic take-apart yo-yo in a traditional silhouette, designed for looping. It has a ball-bearing transaxle in a take-apart design with extra spacers; the ProYo is a plastic take-apart yo-yo in a modified silhouette. With a fixed wooden axle and removable end-caps, the ProYo is designed for intermediate looping play. Manufactured by the Playmaxx/ProYo Company; the ProFire is a plastic transaxle yo-yo with removable endcaps in a modified silhouette. Unlike other transaxles, the ProFire has a brass sleeve rotating around the axle. Known as the Playmaxx ProFire, it was designed to excel at looping; the ProFly is the same as the ProYo, but in a butterfly silhouette The Mosquito is an undersized plastic take-apart ball-bearing yo-yo, intended by Duncan as a "budget" entry-level ball bearing yo-yo.

Although equipped with friction stickers the yo yo will not respond if removed.. The Flying Squirrel is an undersized plastic take-apart ball-bearing yo-yo, designed for speed and freehand play. Internal weights in the Flying Squirrel bring the sleep ability up to a regular-sized yo-yo in a smaller package; each half comes apart with a screwdriver for end-cap replacement. The Throwmonkey is a plastic transaxle yo-yo in a butterfly silhouette. Designed for string tricks, it has over-molded rubber edges for enhanced grip and a higher rim weight than yo-yos like the Freehand. Packaged with a "superball" counterweight for freehand tricks, as well as an instructional CD-ROM; the Flying Panda is a yo-yo designed for off-string tricks. With over molded rubber edges for longer lasting play; the FreeHand Zero is a ball-bearing yo-yo for counterweight or regular play. It has friction stickers; the FreeHand MG is Duncan's most expensive yo-yo. Its butterfly silhouette is 99.5% forged magnesium, with a ceramic ball-bearing transaxle.

This yoyo is smooth and stable. Limited quantities are manufactured each year; the FreeHand MG ships with an assortment of counterweights and friction stickers. The Freehand 2 is a ball-bearing yo-yo for counterweight or regular play, it runs on friction stickers but the stickers are recessed allowing for less responsive play. The Cold Fusion was a high-end yo-yo made from aluminum with a ball-bearing transaxle and brake pads, it was, at one time, the Guinness World Record Holder for longest spin time at over ten minutes. This is another design acquired from Playmaxx and was available in both modified silhouette and butterfly; the Guinness record was set with a prototype butterfly version, never produced commercially but the commercial or Cold Fusion GT versions soon set new records of their own. The Duncan Mondial was an aluminum high end yoyo with a ball-bearing it had a unique adjustable gap system allowing you to adjust the gap by up to a hair length. Duncan acquired the design from the German company Came e Yo.

The Ballistic was a plastic take-apart yo-yo in a traditional silhouette, with ball-bearing transaxle in a take-apart design. Duncan's first transaxle, the Ballistic is the most configurable, featuring ball weights that may be deployed towards the edge, to improve sleep ability, or towards the center, for improved looping; the removable endcaps and removable friction stickers are other features. The Avenger is a slim, plastic yo-yo made in a rim-weighted modified silhouette with bearing transaxle; the Metal Zero is a FreeHand Zero, available in aluminum. Meant to be an affordable metal yo-yo, contrasted with the FreeHand MG. Available in the 40 dollar price range; the Duncan Professional yo-yo was introduced in 1971 by Duncan. In 1974 it changed shape from the tournament shape to the Slimline shape. Is Duncan "elite" line with "Unresponsive" yo-yos; the yo-yos are more expensive. The Duncan MayheM is the signature of Zion Wilson Chambers, it is an aluminum metal yo-yo, it has a "natural" shape. It has an 13.7 mm silicone stickers for response.

The Duncan Momentum is an aluminum metal yo-yo. It has a "natural" shape, it has a D sized ball-beari

Gaius Caninius Rebilus

Gaius Caninius Rebilus, a member of the plebeian gens Caninia, was a Roman general and politician. As a reward for devoted service, Julius Caesar appointed him consul suffectus in 45 BC. Rebilus, a novus homo of the late Republic, served with Julius Caesar throughout the Gallic Wars and the Civil Wars, he was Military tribune in Gaul in 52 BC, before becoming one of Caesar's legates in 51 BC. During the stages of the Gallic War he commanded two legions on the southern slope of the heights during the siege of Alesia, where Caesar's defences were weakest. With great difficulty, the timely support of Titus Labienus, he withstood the last major attack on the Roman position there on October 2, 52 BC; the following year he was sent to pursue Cadurci leader Lucterius, who fled to the stronghold of Uxellodunum which Rebilus proceeded to besiege. Attempting to emulate the tactics at Alesia, he was forced to deal with repeated sorties which disrupted his attempts to complete his lines. Caesar made his way there to take overall command of the siege.

Upon the outbreak of the civil war in 49 BC, Rebilus accompanied Caesar in his march into Italy and he was sent to Brundisium as an unsuccessful negotiator to Pompey. That year, he was sent by Caesar as a legate under Gaius Scribonius Curio in the hope that Rebilus would compensate for Curio's lack of military experience, he pushed Curio to take advantage of a break in the enemy lines to achieve victory at the Battle of Utica, after the latter's defeat and death, he was one of the few who escaped from Africa Province. In the following year, it is assumed. In 46 BC he again returned to Africa as Propraetor with Caesar, under whom he served in the Thapsus campaign, laying siege to Thapsus and accepting the surrender of Gaius Vergilius, the governor of Africa; the next year he accompanied Caesar to Spain as his legate, joining him to fight in the last stand of the Republicans at Munda, after which he occupied the town of Hispalis during the push to drive out the demoralized Republicans. On the last day of December 45 BC, the consul Quintus Fabius Maximus died and Caesar made Rebilus consul suffectus for the few remaining hours of the year, to the scorn of Cicero, who commented, "Understand therefore that in the consulship of Caninius no one breakfasted.

However, while he was consul there was no harm done, for he was so astonishingly vigilant that throughout his consulship he never closed his eyes."He had a son, Gaius Caninius Rebilus, suffect consul in 12 BC. Caninia T. Robert S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic, Vol II. Holmes, T. Rice, The Roman Republic and the Founder of the Empire, Vol II, Oxford University Press, 1923 Holmes, T. Rice, The Roman Republic and the Founder of the Empire, Vol III, Oxford University Press, 1923 Syme, The Roman Revolution, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1939