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Clean Monday

Clean Monday known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity and is a moveable feast, falling on the 7th Monday before Pascha. The common term for this day, "Clean Monday", refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods, it is sometimes called "Ash Monday", by analogy with Ash Wednesday. The term is a misnomer, as only a small subset of Eastern Catholic Churches practice the Imposition of Ashes; the Maronite Catholic Church is notable amongst the Eastern rites employing the use of ashes on this day. Liturgically, Clean Monday—and thus Lent itself—begins on the preceding night, at a special service called Forgiveness Vespers, which culminates with the Ceremony of Mutual Forgiveness, at which all present will bow down before one another and ask forgiveness. In this way, the faithful begin Lent with a clean conscience, with forgiveness, with renewed Christian love; the entire first week of Great Lent is referred to as "Clean Week", it is customary to go to Confession during this week, to clean the house thoroughly.

The theme of Clean Monday is set by the Old Testament reading appointed to be read at the Sixth Hour on this day, which says, in part: Wash yourselves and ye shall be clean. Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, consider the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come and let us reason together, saith the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them white as snow. Clean Monday is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus, where it is celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting food, a special kind of azyme bread, baked only on that day, named "lagana" and the widespread custom of flying kites. Eating meat and dairy products is traditionally forbidden to Orthodox Christians throughout Lent, with fish being eaten only on major feast days, but shellfish is permitted in European denominations; this has created the tradition of eating elaborate dishes based on seafood. Traditionally, it is considered to mark the beginning of the spring season, a notion, used symbolically in Ivan Bunin's critically acclaimed story, Pure Monday.

Kite flying is part of the tradition, as it symbolises "trying to reach the Divine". The happy, springtime atmosphere of Clean Monday may seem at odds with the Lenten spirit of repentance and self-control, but this seeming contradiction is a marked aspect of the Orthodox approach to fasting, in accordance with the Gospel lesson read on the morning before, which admonishes: When ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward, but thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, wash thy face, that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, in secret.... In this manner, the Orthodox celebrate the fact that "The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open..." Maslenitsa Shrove Monday Shrove Tuesday Monks on Mount Athos performing the Ceremony of Forgiveness Forgiveness Vespers St. Innocent Cathedral, Alaska Greek Lagana bread recipe Clean Monday at

Clarrie Robertson

Clarence Gordon Robertson was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly between 1942 and 1950 and again between 1953 and 1959. He was a member of the Labor Party. Robertson was the son of a butcher, he was educated to elementary level in Dubbo and, from the age of 14, worked as a rural labourer. He was employed by the New South Wales Government Railways in the mid-west of New south Wales between 1924 and 1942. Robertson was the endorsed Labor candidate for the seat of Dubbo at the 1941 election. Despite a resurgence in rural support for Labor at the election, Robertson was defeated by the incumbent Country Party member George Wilson by 159 votes. Wilson died 11 months after Robertson won the resultant by-election, he retained the seat for Labor for 8 years but was defeated, during a general swing against Labor, at the 1950 election by Robert Medcalf the incumbent Country Party member for Lachlan. Medcalf's seat had been abolished by a redistribution. Robertson regained the seat in 1953 and retained it until he was defeated at the 1959 election by the Liberal Party's, Les Ford.

Robertson joined the Country Party in 1961 in the expectation that he would be the party's candidate at the election held in March 1962. However, the party did not endorse a candidate and Robertson styled himself as the "Independent Country" nominee, he retired from public life. He did not hold parliamentary of ministerial office. After leaving parliament he owned and managed a farm

Denver Harbor

Denver Harbor was an American alternative rock band, based in San Diego, California. The band was formed in 2002 by former Fenix TX members Will Salazar and Chris Lewis, along with F. O. N. members Aaron Rubin and Ilan Rubin. After self-releasing their debut EP Extended Play in 2003, they were temporarily signed to Universal Records, who released their 2004 full-length album Scenic. In 2002, after breaking up their band of seven years due to musical differences, Fenix TX singer/guitarist Will Salazar and the remaining three Fenix TX members went separate ways. While Salazar wanted to keep the band going, bassist Adam Lewis and drummer Damon DeLaPaz decided to extend their side-project Big Black Boat, which changed its name to ChChCh HaHaHa and became the band I Sing the Body Electric. Guitarist Chris Lewis was caught in between, as he was asked to take part in Big Black Boat but wanted to continue working with Salazar, settled for a position alongside Salazar. Joined by F. O. N. members and brothers Aaron Rubin on bass and Ilan Rubin on drums – the latter of, a protégé of Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker — the duo formed Denver Harbor in December 2002, three months after Fenix TX broke up.

The band made its stage debut on March 14, 2003 at The Scene in California. They recorded three songs in their home studio, that were uploaded onto to help spread the word. Within weeks, they had a solid fanbase former Fenix TX fans. Following a stint of intimate club shows, Denver Harbor returned to the recording studio with producer Joe Marlett, to work on the songs that would become their debut EP Extended Play. Fans voted the EP's single "Outta My Head" to the top of KEDJ 103.9 The Edge's online chart, securing the band a spot in front of a crowd of 20,000 on the radio station's Edgefest, hosted on September 20, 2003. Extended Play was released under the band's own imprint, called Angry Pirate Records, on December 16, 2003. Throughout 2003 and 2004, the release was promoted by tours with Sugarcult, Story of the Year, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and Flogging Molly, helping the CD's first print run to sell out within half a year. In June 2004, the band was signed by Universal Records.

The band released their full-length debut Scenic on October 12, 2004. Musically, the album was much more diverse than Fenix TX's material, with influences ranging from post-grunge to reggae to pop rock, although the band's pop punk roots were clearly audible. However, due to Universal's lack of promotion, the album did not manage to chart the Billboard 200, which led to the label dropping the band one year after their signing. After that, things quieted down around the quartet until in September 2005, Fenix TX reunited for a final tour. While Fenix TX and Allister co-headlined the tour, Day at the Fair, Houston Calls and Denver Harbor supported, which meant that Salazar, Chris Lewis and Ilan Rubin – who would replace Fenix TX drummer DeLaPaz halfway through the tour – had to play two sets every night. Denver Harbor went their separate ways in 2006. Drummer Ilan Rubin went on to play for Welsh alternative metal band Lostprophets before becoming drummer for Nine Inch Nails. Will Salazar – vocals, guitar Chris Lewis – guitar Aaron Rubin – bass Ilan Rubin – drums Scenic Extended Play "I'm with You" – released on Boys on Top: A Punk Rock Tribute to Avril Lavigne ^ "Will Salazar Interview". Archived from the original on May 15, 2006. Retrieved January 29, 2006. ^ "F. O. N. Interview". Archived from the original on January 4, 2006. Retrieved January 29, 2006. ^ "Fenix TX – Interview with Will". Archived from the original on May 22, 2006. Retrieved January 29, 2006. Denver Harbor's profile at MySpace Denver Harbor's profile at PureVolume

Hokuto, Hokkaido

Hokuto is a city in the center of the Oshima Subprefecture in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. It serves to the east of the city. Hokuto was formed on February 1, 2006 from merging the town of Kamiiso, from Kamiiso District, the town of Ōno, from Kameda District. Hokuto is the third city to be established in Oshima.. Hokuto is the second largest city in Oshima by population after Hakodate. Hokuto is in the middle of a peninsula in Hokkaido's south; the southeast portion is plains and the western part is more mountainous. The south borders the Hakodate Bay; the Ōno River runs south through the middle of Hokuto. Mountain: Katsuratake Rivers: Ōno, Hekirichi Lake: Kamiiso Forest parks: Hachirounuma Koen Oshima Subprefecture Hakodate City Kamiiso District: Kikonai Town Kameda District: Nanae Town Kayabe District: Mori Town Hiyama Subprefecture Hiyama District: Assabu Town 1900: Kamiiso village and Ono village were founded. 1918: Kamiiso village became Kamiiso town. 1955: Mobetsu village was merged into Kamiiso town.

1957: Ono village became Ono town. 2006: Kamiiso town and Ono town were merged to form Hokuto city. Oshima-Ōno Station was scheduled to be rebuilt and renamed Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station by the time the Hokkaido Shinkansen in March 2016. Esashi Line: Nanaehama - Higashi-Kunebetsu - Kunebetsu - Kiyokawaguchi - Kamiiso - Moheji - Oshima-Tōbetsu Hakodate Main Line: Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Hokkaido Shinkansen: Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Hakodate-Esashi Expressway: Hokuto-Oiwake IC - Hokuto-chūō IC - Hokuto-Tomigawa IC - Hokuto-Moheji IC Hokkaido Kamiiso High School Hokkaido Ono Agricultural High School Hokkaido Hakodate fisheries High School Hokuto travel guide from Wikivoyage Official Website

Peel Slowly and See

Peel Slowly and See is a five-disc box set of material by the Velvet Underground. It was released in September 1995 by Polydor; the name of this box set comes from the instruction presented on vinyl copies of the band's debut album to peel back the banana sticker featured on the cover. The set includes all four studio albums by the Lou Reed-era line-ups of the Velvet Underground, alongside demo recordings and live performances, some of which were bootlegged, some of which were never released. Squeeze, recorded after Reed's departure from the band, is not included; the Velvet Underground, the band's self-titled third album, uses the "closet mix", Lou Reed's mix of the album that gives more emphasis to the vocals, was the mix used on the original release. The band's fourth album, Loaded, is presented with "full-length versions" of three of its tracks, "Sweet Jane", "Rock & Roll" and "New Age". Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke wrote extensive liner notes in an accompanying booklet, which pictured many items of Velvet Underground memorabilia from the collection of guitarist Sterling Morrison.

All tracks written by Lou Reed except. All tracks performed by the Velvet Underground except † by the Velvet Nico. With the exception of "Prominent Men", the tracks on Disc One feature; the Velvet UndergroundJohn Cale – bass guitar, keyboards. Doug Yule – bass guitar, guitars, drums. Sweet Nuthin'", "Ride into the Sun" and "I'll Be Your Mirror". Additional musiciansNico – lead vocal on "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "Melody Laughter", "It Was a Pleasure Then" and "Chelsea Girls". Sweet Nuthin'", "Ocean", "Some Kinda Love" and "I'll Be Your Mirror". Technical staffThe Velvet Underground – producers Andy Warhol – producer The Velvet Underground & Nico – producers Tom Wilson – producer Geoff Haslam, Shel Kagan and The Velvet Underground – producers Adrian Barber – producer Brigid Polk – engineer

Acme, Oklahoma

Acme is a ghost town in Grady County, United States. It had a post office from April 8, 1913, to May 29, 1931; the former community was 3 miles west of the present community of Oklahoma. The town of Acme developed when the Acme Cement and Plaster Company built a mill and power plant in the area in 1911. Gypsum was mined from the area; the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad built a spur to serve the plant. At its peak production, the plant employed 100 to 125 workers to produce 6 to 8 railcar loads of product every day; when the nearby gypsum beds were exhausted, the company built a narrow-gauge railroad between the Acme plant and some other beds near the Little Washita River. A flood covered these additional beds with several feet of sand in 1927. Work continued on these beds. After 1930, the entire venture became the company closed everything; the railroad was abandoned in 1930. Little is left of the former town, except for a few houses and some concrete ruins of the mill; the mill machinery was all moved away.

Most of the former supporting structures, such as the school, boarding houses and general store were torn down. Elevation is 1,286 feet