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Chaosium

Chaosium Inc. is a publisher of role-playing games established by Greg Stafford in 1975. Its first title was the board game White Bear and Red Moon, set in Stafford's fictional fantasy gaming world of Glorantha. Chaosium's major titles have included the roleplaying games Call of Cthulhu based on the horror fiction stories of H. P. Lovecraft, RuneQuest set in Glorantha. Many of Chaosium’s product lines are based upon literary sources. While Stafford himself has been described as "one of the most decorated game designers of all time" and "the grand shaman of gaming", many other notable game designers have written material for Chaosium; these include David Conyers, Matthew Costello, Larry DiTillio, David A. Hargrave, Rob Heinsoo, Keith Herber, Jennell Jaquays, Katharine Kerr, Reiner Knizia, Charlie Krank, Robin Laws, Penelope Love, Mark Morrison, Steve Perrin, Sandy Petersen, Ken Rolston, Ken St. Andre, Jonathan Tweet, Lynn Willis, among others. Greg Stafford founded "The Chaosium" in 1975 to publish his board game Red Moon.

He derived the name from his home, near the Oakland Coliseum, combining "coliseum" with "chaos." In 1978 Chaosium published Steve Perrin's roleplaying game RuneQuest, set in Stafford's mythic fantasy setting Glorantha, following up with a second edition in 1980 and various supplements over the next six years. In 1980, the company incorporated as Chaosium Inc; that year and Lynn Willis simplified the RuneQuest rules into the 16-page Basic Role-Playing. These simulationist, skill-based generic rules formed the basis of many of Chaosium's "d100" RPGs, most notably Call of Cthulhu, first published in 1982. Chaosium entered into a licensing agreement with Avalon Hill in 1983 to produce a third edition of RuneQuest. Avalon Hill manufactured and marketed the game, while Chaosium was responsible for acquisitions, design and layout. Ken Rolston managed the line as "Rune Czar". One of the first RPGs by a female lead designer was published by Chaosium: Kerie Campbell-Robson's 1986 release Hawkmoon. In 1996 it was prematurely reported that Chaosium had secured the rights to publish a collectible card game based on the video game Doom.

In 1998, following the financial failure of the collectible card game Mythos, Greg Stafford resigned as Chaosium president and left the company, along with Sandy Petersen. Chaosium split up into various successor companies, each maintaining its focus on a few of the company's products. Stafford took the rights to his game setting Glorantha, setting up the company Issaries, Inc. to continue publishing this line. Long-time employees and part-owners Charlie Krank and Lynn Willis remained at Chaosium as President and Editor-in-Chief continuing on with Call of Cthulhu as the main product line. Lynn Willis retired in 2008 due to poor health and died in 2013. Problems and delays fulfilling the Kickstarters for the 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu led Stafford and Petersen to return to an active role at Chaosium in June 2015. Charlie Krank subsequently left the company; that year at Gen Con 2015, Stafford and Petersen announced Moon Design Publications were now part of the Chaosium ownership, the four principals of Moon Design had become the new Chaosium management team.

Chaosium once again became the licensed publisher for RuneQuest, HeroQuest and other products related to Gloranthan universe, continue to publish the Call of Cthulhu line. Stafford and Petersen remained as board members, creative consultants to the company; as part of its financial reorganization, the new management closed the company office and warehouse in Hayward, ending Chaosium's long association with the San Francisco Bay Area. The company is now based in Ann Arbor and uses a fulfillment house model for distribution of product. Delivery of the core rewards of the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter commenced in April 2016; the new edition went on to win nine of the ten awards it was nominated for at the Gen Con 2017 ENnie Awards. On April 2, 2019, Chaosium Inc. announced they acquired the rights to the 7th Sea product line from John Wick, including back stock of books published so far. Chaosium began publishing a line of non-game books in 1993. Many titles are themed around H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and related topics, although the first work published was Greg Stafford's fantasy work King of Sartar, set in his mythic world Glorantha.

Cassilda's Song, a 2015 anthology based on Robert W. Chambers's King in Yellow and written by women, was nominated for two 2016 World Fantasy Awards. In May, 2017, Chaosium appointed award-winning author and editor James Lowder as executive editor of fiction. Lowder had served as a consultant for Chaosium, helping the company and freelancers resolve payment and contract problems with past fiction projects. Although not published by Chaosium, the ongoing Wild Cards series of superhero science fiction originated from a long-running Superworld campaign gamemastered by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin and his circle of fellow writers who played in his game. Three magazines have been published by Chaosium to promote its products: Wyrm's Footnotes ran for fourteen issues from 1976 to 1995, it was a supporting material publication for White Bear and Red Moon but for its 11th issue, in 1981, it had become the official RuneQuest magazine. The magazine was revived in 2012 by Moon Design Publications, continuing the issue numbering at 15, despite the 17-year hiatus.

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Guilherme Weisheimer

Guilherme Weisheimer was a former Brazilian striker. He began playing football for Gremio youth team from the age of 10, he played for first time to Gremio's senior team in 2000-01, playing at the same team with Ronaldinho. He played 34 games with Gremio, in championship and Cup, scored 8 goals until December 2002. In January 2003 he was loan transferred to Criciúma Esporte Clube for 6 months, he returned in the summer of 2003 to his team Gremio, to be again loan transferred to Ulbra until December 2003. In January 2005, he returned to his country to play for the teams Veranopolis. One year in January 2006 he signed for the Greek club Aris Salonica, to be transferred twelve months for AC Omonia. Guilherme Weisheimer at Soccerway

Briggs Preparatory School

Briggs Preparatory School is a private primary school in Trinidad and Tobago. It was established in 1975, by the late Esmee Briggs, a former teacher of Bishop Anstey High School, her husband, the late Malcolm Briggs, a former clerk at the Red House; the school caters to children aged 3 -- 11. As well as traditional subjects, students study music, religious instruction, computing and drama; the school started with seven students, was located on the corner of Edward and Gordon Streets in Port of Spain. Within a year, the school outgrew the space and moved to 167-169 Belmont Circular Road, opposite Providence Girls' Catholic School. Sometime after the transfer of the school from the Briggs family, the school was relocated to Cascade; the Belmont building is now owned by the Trinidad and Tobago Retired Persons Association and is leased to Belmont Boys Roman Catholic School. Esmee Briggs started the school with the help of Ms. Ethel Smith and Mrs. McCarthy; the pioneering members of staff were, Claudia Wilson as school secretary and Rosemary Hezekiah as administrator and bookkeeper.

Along with teachers were Ms. Sergeant, Lucy Pierre, Angela Henry and Shirley Hinkson. After the retirement of Mrs. Briggs as principal, Mrs. Marie-Michelle Conyette succeeded her as principal; the building at 167 Belmont Circular Road was a converted home, with a large lot behind, separated by a fenced-off stream. During July 1978, the yard was paved and the stream was covered by large wooden slats, allowing for more open space. Around 1980, the school constructed three additional classrooms, as the student population had outgrown the main building; the leadership mantle has been handed over to Mrs. Claudia Fingal as principal; the Vice-Principal is Mrs. Karen Samaroo-Daniel and the Manager is Mrs. Sarah Wallace; the school uses the North American elementary school curriculum, importing textbooks from the U. S; the Scott Foresman system was used extensively for math, science and composition. As is done in the U. S, the books were loaned out to the students at the beginning of the school term and returned at the end.

The school uniform has undergone changes over the years. Boys wore a blue patterned shirt with jacket and grey short pants. Girls wore dresses of the same blue patterned material; the blue uniform pattern changed over the years, starting with a powder blue pattern with criscross stripes. This was changed to a blue background with a small white uneven block in square patterns. At some time around 1984, the pattern changed to a thick, heavy squared darker blue due to unavailability of the old pattern; this remained the same until sometime in the mid 1990s when it was changed to the current light striped blue. Red - Flamboyant Yellow - Allamanda Purple - PetriyaWhen the students enter Junior 1 each is assigned to a house and given a button to be worn on their uniform; the school celebrates events such as St. Nicholas day, when the school goes to the All Saints Anglican Church. In December of every year, there is a Christmas party at the end of the first term. There is a Sports day, as well as a Speech day, that takes place every year, at which prizes are given to students based on merit.

During their final year students of the standard five class attend outings, including a Tobago trip after writing the SEA exams. After Speech day, there is a graduation ceremony, at which the students get their certificates

Aringay

Aringay is a second class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,458 people. Aringay is located about 239 kilometres north of Manila and 31 kilometres south of San Fernando, the regional and provincial capital; the town experiences the prevailing monsoon climate of Northern Luzon, characterized by a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October. Its economy is based on agriculture, producing rice and fruit crops as economic staples. A nascent tourism industry is centered on its beach resorts, its ethnic population is predominantly Christian. Aringay was an ancient village known in pre-colonial times as Alinguey; when Spanish colonizers arrived in the late 16th century, they found an enclave of ethnic Pangasinenses trading with their Ilocano and Ifugao neighbors and traders from China and Southeast Asia. In a small village now known as Samara, a settlement headed by a descendant of Lakan Dula is thriving.

The presence of Spanish soldiers and Augustinian missionaries ushered in the town’s colonial era and its conversion to Roman Catholicism. Aringay remained a part of Pangasinan province until April 18, 1854, when the Spanish fused the northern towns of that province with the southern towns of Ilocos Sur to create the new province of La Union The municipalities of Caba and Gallano were carved out of Aringay’s northern borders; the 18th and 19th century marked the active expansion of Ilocano territory. Scores of migrants from the Ilocos provinces pushed their way south so that by the end of the 19th century, Aringay was home to Ilocano and Ilocanized Pangasinenses. Outbreaks of rebellion rocked the town during four centuries of Spanish and Japanese colonization. Bloody confrontations ignited by revolutionaries such as Diego Silang and Gabriela Silang during Spanish occupation and by insurgents during the Philippine-American War and the Japanese occupation in World War II marred the bucolic villages of Aringay.

A decisive battle on Aringay River against U. S. forces crippled US forces. By 1901 the province of La Union was freed by American occupation. Japanese forces attacked Aringay on December 1941 and occupied the town until their brutal withdrawal in 1945-1946, when many Aringayenos massacred the entire battalion of Japanese command in Aringay. In the 2015 census, the population of Aringay was 47,458 people, with a density of 560 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,500 inhabitants per square mile. Diego Silang Gloria Díaz - Miss Philippines 1969, Miss Universe 1969 Elpidio Quirino Philippine Standard Geographic Code Philippine Census Information Local Governance Performance Management System

Boletus subluridellus

Boletus subluridellus is a species of bolete fungus in the family Boletaceae. Described as new to science in 1971 by American mycologists, the bolete is found in the eastern United States and Canada, it grows on the ground in coniferous and mixed forests in a mycorrhizal association with deciduous trees oak. The fruit bodies have orangish-red, broadly convex caps that are up to 10 cm in diameter, with small, dark reddish pores on the underside; the pale yellow stipe measures 4–9 cm long by 1.5–2.3 cm thick. All parts of the fruit body will stain blue when injured or touched; the species was described by American mycologists Alexander H. Smith and Harry D. Thiers in their 1971 monograph on the bolete fungi of Michigan; the type collection was made by Smith on a golf course near Ypsilanti, Michigan in September 1961. Boletus subluridellus is classified in the section Luridi of the genus Boletus. Section Luridi is characterized by boletes that turn blue with cutting or bruising, narrow pores that are red, the occasional presence of toxins in the fruit bodies.

According to the scheme proposed by Smith and Thiers, the form of the dermatocystidia is important to species delimitation in section Luridi. In a 1993 study, Roland Treu found no major consistent microscopic differences between B. subluridellus, B. rufocinnamomeus, B. roseobadius. The specific epithet subluridellus refers to its similarity to Boletus luridellus. Luridellus means "drab yellow to dirty brown". Fruit bodies of Boletus subluridellus have convex caps -- 10 cm in diameter; the cap surface is dry and sticky, with a somewhat velvety texture. Its color is reddish to reddish-brown to orange-red; the flesh is bright yellow before staining blue. It has no discernible odor, a metallic taste. On the cap underside, the tubes comprising the pore surface are 6–9 mm long. Near to where the cap attaches to the stipe, they are either unattached, or depressed; the dark reddish pores round, numbering about 2 -- 3 pores per mm. The stipe measures 4–9 cm long by 1.5–2.3 cm thick. It is solid, the same width throughout its length.

The stipe color is pale yellow, grading to reddish in the base, where it has pressed-down yellow hairs. All parts of the fruit body will stain blue when injured or touched; the spore print is olive-brown. Spores are somewhat fuse-shaped in face view, inequilateral in profile view, they have a smooth surface, a tiny apical pore, dimensions of 11–15 by 4–5.5 μm, with walls about 0.2 μm thick. The basidia are club-shaped, four-spored, measure 8–12 μm thick. Pleurocystidia are 28–42 by 6–11 μm with a 3–μm neck, whereas the cheilocystidia are narrowly club-shaped and smaller, measuring 26–38 by 4–8 μm. Pleurocystidia tend to not protrude further than sporulating basidia; the cap cuticle comprises a 150 μm-thick layer of narrow hyphae measuring 3–5 μm more or less arranged in a trichodermium. These hyphae stain red when yellow in potassium hydroxide. Clamp connections are absent from the hyphae. Boletus roseolateritius, known from Mississippi, has a cap that changes color according to its age: it is dark reddish to orangish reddish brown at maturity, fading to brownish orange or brownish pink with dull yellow tints, turning dull dingy yellow in age.

Its pale yellow stipe lacks the reddish coloration and the hairs found on the base of B. subluridellus. Microscopically, it has smaller spores, measuring 8.5–12 by 3.5–4.5 μm. Boletus rufocinnamomeus is similar in appearance, but can be distinguished by its yellow stipe, dotted with orange-cinnamon to brownish dots. Boletus flammans, another blue-bruising lookalike found in the southeastern United States, grows under conifers, it has a reddish stipe with fine reticulations on its upper half. Boletus subluridellus is a mycorrhizal fungus, grows in association with deciduous trees oak. Fruit bodies grow scattered or in groups on the ground in deciduous or mixed forests, appear from July to October. An eastern North American species, the mushroom is found from New England west to the Great Lakes, north to Quebec in Canada. List of Boletus species List of North American boletes Boletus subluridellus in Index Fungorum

Annesley Harman

Annesley Frederick George Harman was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Canterbury from 1889 to 1894. Annesley Harman was the third son of a leading Canterbury pioneer, he attended Christ's College, from 1875 to 1883, excelling in sport. When he left school he joined the law firm of which his father was a partner. For many years he was one of the leading batsmen in Christchurch senior club cricket, but owing to nerves he was unable to transfer this form to inter-provincial level, his best score in 12 matches for Canterbury was 45, the highest score on either side when Otago beat Canterbury by five wickets in 1891-92. He was sometimes more effective as a bowler, as in his first match for Canterbury when, having not bowled in Wellington’s first innings, he took 5 for 43 in the second to help Canterbury to a 39-run victory, he died of pneumonia in June 1895. A stained-glass window in his memory was placed in St Michael’s Church in Christchurch in August 1897. Annesley Harman at ESPNcricinfo Annesley Harman at Cricket Archive