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Chiyou

Chiyou was a tribal leader of the Nine Li tribe in ancient China. He is best known as a king who lost against the future Yellow Emperor during the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors era in Chinese mythology. For the Hmong people, Chiyou was a sagacious mythical king, he has a complex and controversial ancestry, as he may fall under Dongyi Miao or Man, depending on the source and view. Today, Chiyou is honored and worshipped as the God of War and one of the three legendary founding fathers of China. According to the Song dynasty history book Lushi, Chiyou's surname was Jiang, he was a descendant of Yandi. According to legend, Chiyou had a bronze head with a metal forehead, he had 6 arms, wielding terrible sharp weapons in every hand. In some sources, Chiyou had certain features associated with various mythological bovines: his head was that of a bull with two horns, although the body was that of a human, he is said to have been unbelievably fierce, to have had 81 brothers. Historical sources described him as'cruel and greedy', as well as'tyrannical'.

Some sources have asserted that the figure 81 should rather be associated with 81 clans in his kingdom. Chiyou knows the constellations and the ancients spells for calling upon the weather. For example, he called upon a fog to his soldiers during the Battle of Zhuolu. Chiyou is regarded as a leader of the Nine Li tribe by nearly all sources. However, his exact ethnic affiliations are quite complex, with multiple sources reporting him as belonging to various tribes, in addition to a number of diverse peoples supposed to have directly descended from him; some sources from dynasties, such as the Guoyu book, considered Chiyou's Li tribe to be related to the ancient San miao tribe. In the ancient Zhuolu Town is a statue of Chiyou commemorating him as the original ancestor of the Hmong people; the place is regarded as the birthplace of the San miao / Miao people, the Hmong being a subgroup of the Miao. In sources following the Hmong view, the "nine Li" tribe is called the "Jiuli" kingdom, Jiuli meaning "nine Li".

Modern Han Chinese scholar Weng Dujian considers San Miao to be Man southerners. Chiyou has been counted as part of the Dongyi; when the Yan emperor was leading his tribe and conflicts with Nine Li tribes led by Chiyou, the Yan emperor stood no chance and lost the fight. He escaped, ended up in Zhuolu begging for help from the Yellow Emperor. At this point the epic battle between Chiyou and the Yellow Emperor's forces began; the battle last for 10 years with Chiyou having the upper hand. During the Battle of Zhuolu, Chiyou obscured the sunlight; the battle dragged on for days. Only after the Yellow Emperor invented the south-pointing chariot, did he find his way out of the battlefield. Chiyou conjured up a heavy storm; the Yellow Emperor called upon the drought demon Nüba, who blew away the storm clouds and cleared the battlefield. Chiyou and his army could not hold up, were killed by the Yellow Emperor. After this defeat, the Yellow Emperor is said to become the ancestor of all Huaxia; the Hmong were forced to leave their Li kingdom.

After Chiyou's death, it is said. According to the Records of the Grand Historian, Qin Shi Huang worshiped Chiyou as the God of War, Liu Bang worshiped at Chiyou's shrine before his decisive battle against Xiang Yu; the mythical title God of War was given to Chiyou because the Yellow Emperor and Yan Emperor could not defeat Chiyou alone. Altogether, Chiyou won 9 major battles including 80 minor confrontations. On the 10th and final war, both emperors conquered Chiyou. Chiyou remains as a figure of worship today. In one mythical episode, after Chiyou had claimed he could not be conquered, the goddess Nuwa dropped a stone tablet on him from Mount Tai. Chiyou still managed to escape. From on, the 5-finger-shaped stone tablet, inscribed "Mount Tai shigandang" became a spiritual weapon to ward off evil and disasters. According to notes by the Qing Dynasty painter Luo Ping: "Yellow Emperor ordered his men to have Chiyou beheaded... seeing that Chiyou's head was separated from his body sages had his image engraved on sacrificial vessels as a warning to those that would covet power and wealth."The Tale of Heike mentions a comet "of the type called Chiyou's Banner or Red Breath."

Ch'ih-yu is one of the characters in the background story in The Settlers III. Chi You is a name for an Aragami creature in God Eater. Chiwoo called "Chiwoo Cheonwang" in Korea, is the mascot of the Red Devils, the supporters' group of the South Korean national football team. South Korea's official bullion coin, the Chiwoo Cheonwang, is named after Chiyou and features him on the coin's obverse; the comic book Heavenly Executioner Chiwoo is based on the legends about Chiyou. The main antagonist of the Shenmue saga, Lan Di, is one of the leaders of a group called the Chi You Men, who seek to awake the power of the God Chi You. Chi You appears as an antagonist in the TMNT/Ghostbusters miniseries of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW comics continuity. Herein he is a godling or immortal creature, engaged with others of his kind—including the Rat King and Kitsune—in a "game" for dominion over mankind. There is a Mechanical Mod used in the vaping community known as the Chi You, he is a reoccurring demon in the Megami Tensei video game series.

Chi You appears as sub-boss enemy in the video game La-Mulana. Chi You's clan became a gro

List of places of worship in North Paravur

The multitude of Hindu temples in North Paravur are attributed to the influence of the Travancore and Cochin state rulers who presided over the region for many years. In addition, throughout history North Paravur saw the arrival of many Brahmins, who settled and constructed many more temples of worship; some of the major temples in the Taluk district include: Peruvaram Mahadeva Temple, North Paravur Kannankulangara Sreekrishna Temple, North Paravur Dakshina Mookambika Temple, North Paravur Kalikulangara Temple, North Paravur Chakkumarassery Sree Kumara Ganesha Mangalam Maha-Temple, North Paravur Sree Balaparameswari Temple, Vadakkumpuram, North Paravur Thiravallur Shiva Temple, North Paravur Munduruthy Kavu Temple at Munduruthy, North Paravur Venketachalapathi GSB Temple at KMK Junction, North Paravur Thonniakavu Bhadrakali Temple, North Paravur Perumpadanna Mahadeva Temple, North Paravur Veluthattamma Temple, North Paravur Ayroor Pisharikkal Sree Durga Temple, North Paravur Vettakaran Temple at Thirumuppam Variam, North Paravur Sree Krishna Swami Temple, North Paravur Puthenvelikara Karottu Sree Krishna Temple, North Paravur Mannam Sree Subramaniya Swami Temple, North Paravur NandhiKulangara Sreekrishna Temple, North Paravur Sree Neeleshwaram Mahadeva Temple, Vadakkekara, North Paravur Alunkal Sree Bhadrakali Temple, Famous for Thalam Vazhipadu, North Paravur The initial Kottakkavu Mar Thoma Syro-Malabar Pilgrim Church was founded by Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, in 52 A.

D. This apostolic church was the first church built in India and was one of the seven churches established by Saint Thomas in India where he preached and converted locals to Syriac Christianity; the other six churches were built in Kodungalloor, Palayoor, Kollam and Nilackal. In the 9th century, the Kottakkavu Mar Thoma Syro-Malabar Pilgrim Church was rebuilt by Mar Sabor and Mar Proth who arrived in Malakara from Persia; the Kottakkavu Sliva, a Persian cross engraved on granite stone by Mar Sabor and Mar Proth, is preserved in the chapel in front of the church. The remains found on-site today are those of the third church, built in 1308. Pope Gregory XIII raised the altar of this church to the status of privileged altar in 1575; some of the major churches in Taluk include: Kottakkavu Mar Thoma Syro-Malabar Pilgrim Church, North Paravur founded A. D. 52 St. Thomas Church, North Paravur, where the tomb of Mar is to be found. Mar Sleeva Syro-Malabar Church, North Paravur St. Antony's Church, North Paravur St. Don Bosco Roman Catholic Latin Church, North Paravur St. Joseph Cottolengo Roman Catholic Latin Church, North Paravur St. Antony's syro Malabar church, kochal valluvally.

St George syro Malabar church puthenpally Varapuzha.  Alengad Kunnel syro Malabar Church, North Paravur Gothuruth St. Sebastians Latin Church, North Paravur Kunjithai St. Francis Xavier Church,North Paravur Malavana St. George's Church, North Paravur Vyakulambika Matha Church, North Paravur Ayroor St. Antony's syro Malabar Church, North Paravur Kuthiathodu St. Francis Xavier Church, North Paravur Thuruthur St. Thomas Church, North Paravur Little Flower Catholic Church Koottukad, North Paravur St. Mary's Assumption Church, North Paravur St. Vincent Ferrar Church, North Paravur St. Germain's Syro-Malabar Church, North Paravur Paravur Juma Masjid, North Paravur W. Veliyathunadu Jum'a Masjid, North Paravur Isha Athu Sunna Juma Masjid, Near Pvt Bus Stand, North Paravur Pattalam Juma Masjid, North Paravur Perumpadanna Juma Masjid, North Paravur Manjaly Juma Masjid, North Paravur Kattenellure Munavarsha Thangal, Masjid Tattappilly, North Paravur Kadungallur Juma Masjid, North Paravur Parappuram Juma Masjid, North Paravur Eloor Juma Masjid, North Paravur Ezhikara Juma Masjid, North Paravur Vaniyakkad Juma Masjid, North Paravur Kaitharam Juma Masjid, North Paravur Valluvally Juma Masjid, North Paravur Cheriyappilly Juma Masjid, North Paravur Paravur Mookambika Navarathri Festival, North Paravur Kalikulangara Valiyavilka Festival, North Paravur Moothakunam Temple Festiva, North Paravur Dukrana of St. Thomas the Apostle Festival, North Paravur The Annual Feast of St. Antony at St. Antony's Church Festival, North Paravur The Celebration of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Don Bosco Church, North Paravur Perumpadanna Holi Festival at Perumpadanna KSMS Mahadeva Temple, North Paravur Unnimisiha Chapel, North Paravur Chakkumarassery Temple Festival, North Paravur The Feast of St. Theresa at Little Flower Church, North Paravur Peruvaram Sree Mahadeva temple festival,North Paravur Mannam Sreemurugan Thaipooya festival,North Paravur

400 ton-class ammunition ship

400-ton class ammunition ship is a class of naval auxiliary ship in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy. The exact type of this class remain unknown as of 2015, because no official information has been released, despite the ships have been in service around a decade. 400-ton class is the most referred term when describe these ships 400-ton class ammo ship in PLAN service is designated by a combination of an alphabet followed by three-digit number. The alphabet is Y, the abbreviation of Yun, for the Chinese character, meaning transport. However, the pennant number may have changed due to the change of Chinese naval ships naming convention. Type 400-ton class ammo ship is the result of the need of a replenishment ship that can supply ammo at the sea, because the first generation Chinese replenishment oiler Type 905 Fuqing class lacked of the capability to supply ammunition, so ammo ships are needed to work in conjunction with Type 905 and other replenishment oilers. However, the small size of the 400-ton class limits it to the coastal waters, so in order to supply fleets much further out in the ocean, larger ammunition ships such as Yantai class were needed by the surface combatants.

As a result, only a single unit of Type 400-ton class ammo ship was built

Cypriot Second Division

The Cypriot Second Division is the second highest football division of the Cypriot football league system. Administrated by the Cyprus Football Association, is contested by 16 teams, with the top two teams promoted to the Cypriot First Division and the last four teams relegated to the Cypriot Third Division; the Cypriot Second Division started unofficially the 1934–35 football season as the second level of the Cypriot football. The competition consisted of teams that didn't participate in Cypriot First Division and the reserve teams of the Cypriot First Division clubs. In the reserve teams were allowed to participate only players that had no more than three caps with their team in First Division; the reserve teams managed to win all the titles of the unofficial period. The first official second division championship was held in the 1953–54 season, after the unification of Cypriot Football, without the presence of the reserve teams. From that season, the reserve teams were participate in the new Reserve Teams Championship.

Every team that participated and still participate in the Cypriot First Division had participated in the Second Division, with only exceptions to be APOEL and Omonia. Pezoporikos Larnaca and Trust were two teams that never played to Second Division but both do not exist anymore. Çetinkaya Türk never participated in Second Division but the team withdrew from CFA in 1954. Many teams with multiple participations in the Cypriot First Division had played in the Second Division, like AEL Limassol, Nea Salamis Famagusta, Apollon Limassol, Olympiakos Nicosia, AEK Larnaca, Enosis Neon Paralimni and EPA Larnaca. Anorthosis Famagusta participated in the Second Division during 1945–46 season, because they withdrew from CFA eight years earlier and disbanded their football team. After their reform and their re-integration in the CFA, they were forced to play in the Second Division in order to be promoted to the First Division, it was the only time from the unofficial period of the competition that a team promoted from the Second Division to the First Division.

Since 1952–53 season, the second Division teams took part in the Cypriot Cup, except of the 1963–64 season. In some seasons during 1960s and 1970s only the leading teams of the Second Division took part in the competition. From 1975–76 season all the teams of the Cypriot Second Division take part in the Cypriot Cup. No Second Division team reach the final but they managed to qualify to the semi-finals four times; the structure of the championship was changed some times. From 1953–54 until 1967–68 the championship was split to two or three geographical groups, depending from Districts of Cyprus each participated team came from; the winners of each group were playing against each other in the final phase of the competition and the winner were the champions of the Second Division. The championship was held for the first time as a single division in the 1968–69 season. All the teams played against each other twice, once away; the team with the most points at the end of the season crowned champions.

This is the league's current format until present time. Exceptions were: The 1974–75 season, due to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus which forced many teams that had their headquarters to the north Cyprus to be closed temporarily or permanently, CFA decided to have a Special mixed championship of Second & Third Division. In this championship could participate all the teams of the Second and Third Division. Participation was optional; the championship had two geographical groups. The winners of each group were playing against each other in the final phase and the winners were the champions of the league; the winner was considered as the 1974–75 Cypriot Second Division champions. The 1994–95 season, the league consisted of three rounds. In the first two rounds all teams played against each other twice, once away; the home teams for the third round matches were determined based on their league table position after the end of the second round. The 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons, each team played against each other twice, once at home and once away.

After these matches, the first four teams qualified for the Promotion Group. At the Promotion Group every team played each other once at home and once away; the teams with the best records were promoted to First Division. Regular season records were carried over without any modifications; the 2013–14 season, the league was split into a two tier system, Group B1 and Group B2 with 8 teams participating in each division. All the teams played against each other four times, twice away; the first two teams of Group B1 were promoted to the Cypriot First Division, while the first two teams of Group B2 were promoted to Group B1. The last four teams of Group B1 were relegated to Group B2, while the last four teams of Group B2 were relegated to the Cypriot Third Division. However, after the end of the season Cyprus Football Association merged the two groups, creating a unified Second Division. So all the teams that were relegated from B1 to B2 and the teams that promoted from B2 to B1 participated in the new unified Second Division.

The two groups were not at the same level, as Group B1 was above Group B2. Second Division Champions of that season was considered the winner of Group B1. Sixteen clubs are competing in the league, playing each other twice, once at home and once away for a total of 30 games per team; the champion and the second place team are promoted to the Cypriot First Division and the bottom four are relegated to the Cypriot

Brokered programming

Brokered programming is a form of broadcast content in which the show's producer pays a radio or television station for air time, rather than exchanging programming for pay or the opportunity to play spot commercials. A brokered program is not capable of garnering enough support from advertisements to pay for itself, may be controversial, esoteric or an advertisement in itself. Common examples are religious and political programs and talk-show-format programs similar to infomercial on television. Others are hobby programs or vanity programs paid for by the host and/or his supporters, may be intended to promote the host's personality, for instance in preparation for a political campaign, or to promote a product, service or business that the host is associated with. A live vanity show may be carried on several stations by remote broadcast or simulcast, with the producer paying multiple stations an airtime fee. Financial advisors and planners produce this kind of programming. Brokered commercial programs promote products or services by scripting shows made to sound similar to talk radio or news programming, may include calls from actual listeners.

The programs are a specific type of infomercial, as they focus on a topic related to the product and steer listeners and "callers" to a particular website and/or toll-free telephone number in order to purchase the product being featured. Although presented in the style of live programs, these are pre-recorded and supplied to stations on tape, disc, or digital downloadable formats, such as MP3 files; such programming is most common on talk radio stations and used to fill non-prime time slots and to augment income from spot-advertisement sales during normal programs. Most of these programs feature a disclaimer at either the beginning or the end of the program read by the program's host or by a separate announcer. Certain mainstream sports and entertainment broadcasts may resort to buying brokered airtime to air on television if they cannot secure a deal that pays rights fees or a barter agreement. Examples include the last years of the Professional Bowlers Tour, Major League Baseball's short-lived The Baseball Network venture in the mid-1990s, professional football leagues such as the United Football League and Alliance of American Football, motorsports events produced and sponsored by Lucas Oil.

In the case of professional football, brokered programming has not been feasible in the long term, as the sport requires rights fees to make it viable. Regional sports networks pad their non-play-by-play schedule with brokered shows catering to niches like high school sports and all-terrain vehicles. Although some syndicators of multi-topic, ad-supported talk shows may pay a fee to stations with large Arbitron-verified listenership, the same syndicator will charge a fee to small stations and may charge nothing to stations with moderate listenership; each arrangement depends on whether the station can deliver enough listeners to allow the syndicator to earn money from ad sales. Syndicated programs carry a number of their own advertisements that must be played during commercial breaks, but set aside time for local stations to play their own advertisements. Stations frequently employ one or more of their own hosts, but at some small stations these hosts may be unpaid volunteers motivated by the chance to promote an agenda, gain personal exposure or get work experience.

The use of brokered programming varies by station -- some stations news radio and sports radio stations, use brokered programming to fill holes in some dayparts during the late-night hours and weekends. The format of brokered programs varies. Sometimes programs dealing with gardening and home improvement are broadcast under a brokered arrangement, as was the case with KRLD gardening expert Neil Sperry before his show was canceled outright in 2010. Program time is brokered to churches on Sunday mornings in a manner that parallels televangelism. There are some AM radio stations that are dedicated to the brokered format, selling time for as little as 15 minutes or selling the entire broadcasting day to a single entity, with the station holding the broadcast license and providing the facilities; that long-form type of brokered programming is popular among ethnic and religious broadcasters as well as with owned U. S.-based shortwave radio broadcasters. Brokered programs are not exclusive to talk radio.

The brokered format, popular among specialty and niche music formats involves the show itself lining up its own advertising and paying the station for its airtime. The idea reduces the risk for the station and assures the show remains on the air as long as the show's producers continue to pay the station's airtime fee. Record companies (throu

2019 Hardee's Pro Classic

The 2019 Hardee's Pro Classic was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the nineteenth edition of the tournament, part of the 2019 ITF Women's World Tennis Tour, it took place in Dothan, United States between 15 and 21 April 2019. 1 Rankings are as of 8 April 2019. The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw: Usue Maitane Arconada Sophie Chang Louisa Chirico Alexa GuarachiThe following player received entry using a protected ranking: Lucie HradeckáThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Hanna Chang Olga Govortsova Katarzyna Kawa Kristína Kučová Abbie Myers Gabriela Talabă Kristína Kučová def. Lauren Davis, 3–6, 7–6, 6–2 Usue Maitane Arconada / Caroline Dolehide def. Destanee Aiava / Astra Sharma, 7–6, 6–4 2019 Hardee's Pro Classic at ITFtennis.com Official website