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Clement of Ohrid

Saint Clement of Ohrid was one of the first Medieval Bulgarian saints, scholar and enlightener of the Slavs. He is the most prominent disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius and is associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts their popularisation among Christianised Slavs, he was the founder of the Ohrid Literary School and is regarded as a patron of education and language by some Slavic people. He is considered to be the first bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, one of the seven Apostles of the First Bulgarian Empire and one of the premier saints of modern Bulgaria. Saint Clement is the patron saint of North Macedonia, the city of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church; the exact date of his birth is unknown. Most he joined Methodius as a young man following him to the monastery on Mysian Olympus. According to his hagiography by Theophylact of Ohrid, Clement knew the life of Methodius like no other; that is why most scholars think he was born in the Byzantine Empire in the territory where Methodius served during his political career, i.e. that he was a Slav from Southern Macedonia.

This gives rise to some researchers to indicate the area of Thessaloniki as the possible place of birth of Clement. According to others, the area of Southern Macedonia, including the northern approach to Thessaloniki, where he maybe was born, was part of the First Bulgarian Empire. Most of Macedonia became part of Bulgaria in 840s, i.e when Clement was born. The Short Life of St. Clement by Theophylact of Ohrid testifies to his Slavic origin, calling him "the first bishop in the Bulgarian language," while The Ohrid Legend written by Demetrios Chomatenos calls him a Bulgarian, born somewhere in Macedonia; because of that, some scholars label him a Bulgarian Slav, while Dimitri Obolensky calls Clement a Slav inhabitant of the Kingdom of Bulgaria. A fringe view on his origin postulates; this view is based on the lexicographical analysis of Clement's works. Clement participated in the mission of Methodius to Great Moravia. In 867 or 868 he became a priest in Rome, ordained along with two other disciples of Cyril and Methodius, Saint Gorazd and Saint Naum, by bishops Formosus and Gauderic.

After the death of Cyril, Clement accompanied Methodius on his journey from Rome to Pannonia and Great Moravia. After the death of Methodius himself in 885, Clement headed the struggle against the German clergy in Great Moravia along with Gorazd. After spending some time in jail, he was expelled from Great Moravia and in 885 or 886 reached Belgrade in the borders of Bulgaria together with Naum of Preslav and Gorazd. Thereafter, the four of them were sent to the Bulgarian capital of Pliska where they were commissioned by Boris I of Bulgaria to instruct the future clergy of the state in the Old Slavonic language. After the adoption of Christianity in 865, religious ceremonies in Bulgaria were conducted in Greek by clergy sent from the Byzantine Empire. Fearing growing Byzantine influence and weakening of the state, Boris viewed the adoption of the Old Slavonic language as a way to preserve the political independence and stability of Bulgaria. With a view thereto, Boris made arrangements for the establishment of two literary academies where theology was to be taught in the Slavonic language.

The first of the schools was to be founded in the capital and the second in the region of Kutmichevitsa. According to his hagiography by Theophylact of Ohrid, while Naum stayed in Pliska working on the foundation of the Pliska Literary School, Clement was commissioned by Boris I to organise the teaching of theology to future clergymen in Old Church Slavonic in the southwestern part of the Bulgarian Empire, in the region known as Kutmichevitsa. For a period of seven years Clement taught some 3,500 disciples in the Slavonic language and the Glagolitic alphabet. At that time, Clement translated Christian literature into Old Church Slavonic, in this way, he and his co-workers laid the foundations of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. In 893 he was ordained archbishop of Velika. Upon his death in 916 he was buried in Saint Panteleimon, in Ohrid. Soon after he was canonized as a saint by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church; the development of Old Church Slavonic literacy had the effect of preventing the assimilation of the South Slavs into neighbouring Byzantine culture, which promoted the formation of a distinct Bulgarian identity in the Empire.

During the first quarter of the 10th century, the ethnonymBulgarians” was adopted by the Slavic tribes in most of Macedonia, while their names were abandoned. Clement's life's work played a significant role in this transformation. Saint Clement of Ohrid was one of the most important writers in Old Church Slavonic, he is credited with the Panonic Hagiography of Saint Methodius. Clement translated the Flower Triode containing church songs sung from Easter to Pentecost and is believed to be the author of the Holy Service and the Life of St. Clement of Rome, as well as of the oldest service dedicated to St. Cyril and St. Methodius; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is usually ascribed to him although the alphabet is most to have been developed at the Preslav Literary School at the beginning of the 10th century. Medieval frescoes of Saint Clement exist throughout the modern-day territories of North Macedonia and northern Greece, with the vast majority being located in N

Rick Rockefeller-Silvia

Rick Rockefeller-Silvia is an equestrian athlete, equine breeder and former model. Rockefeller-Silvia first garnered media attention in 2005 during the inception of his sport horse breeding program, "Dream Street Stallions". Rockefeller-Silvia imported breeding stock from Europe. Shortly thereafter, under the direction of Olympic Bronze Medalist Lisa Wilcox, Rockefeller-Silvia's stallion, became the United States Equestrian Team's alternate for the Young Horse World Championships in 2006; that same year, Rockefeller-Silvia’s program took center stage, winning multiple "United States Dressage Federation" ‘Horse of The Year’ titles. In 2007, his stallion Starlight, set a record breaking year end score of, not only earning him the title of The United States Dressage Federation "Horse Of The Year", but a place in the USDF'Hall of Fame', on the'Traveling Trot Perpetual Trophy'. Rockefeller-Silvia is the youngest owner in history to have had his program or stock recognized in the USDF'Hall of Fame'.

That same year Rockefeller-Silvia ranked 8th nationally in the United States Equestrian Federation Grand Prix standings. In 2008 Rockefeller-Silvia won the title of ‘Grand Champion’ of Dressage at Devon with Starlight, the youngest owner in history to do so, further signifying his successful contributions to equine breeding programs across the United States. Additionally, Starlight produced a 100%'first premium' foal crop in 2008, under Rockefeller-Silvia's guidance. Rockefeller-Silvia has earned three'top ten' placements at the National Young Horse Championships. Including a Bronze medal at the "2010 National Young Horse Championships" held in Illinois. Rockefeller-Silvia earned the title of "High Score Circuit Champion" of the Global Dressage Festival's" inaugural year Wellington, Florida. At age 21 Rockefeller-Silvia competed internationally at the Grand Prix level of equestrian sport and was awarded a United States Dressage Federation Gold Medal in recognition of his excellence as an equestrian sports athlete.

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Hugh Bolton Jones

Hugh Bolton Jones was an American landscape painter. He grew up in Baltimore, where he received his early training as an artist. While studying in New York he was influenced by Frederic Edwin Church of the Hudson River School. After spending four years in Europe he settled in New York in 1881, where he shared a studio with his brother Francis Coates Jones for the rest of his long life, he was celebrated for his realistic depictions of calm rural scenes of the eastern United States at different times of the year empty of people. He won prizes in several major exhibitions in the France, his paintings are held in public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Hugh Bolton Jones was born to a respected family in Baltimore, Maryland on 20 October 1848, his parents were Laura Eliza Bolton. His mother was descended from a family that had come to Pennsylvania with William Penn and moved to Baltimore, his father was an officer in a local insurance company. Hugh attended the Quaker School for his secondary education.

He went on to study at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore under David Acheson Woodward, the portrait painter. Between 1865 and 1876 Jones spent a large part of his time in New York, while retaining Baltimore as his residence. In 1865 he took lessons in New York from the art designer Carey Smith. For a few months he studied under Horace Wolcott Robbins before Robbins and Frederic Edwin Church left for Jamaica. Church had a major influence on his style. Jones began to exhibit at the National Academy of Design in 1867, he became a close friend of the painter Thomas Hovenden in New York. In 1868 Jones and Hovenden set up a shared studio in Baltimore. In the summer of 1870 Jones spent four months in Europe with his family, he exhibited scenes from Ireland at the 1871 Baltimore Artists Sale. He had joined the Allston Association of artists and collectors in Baltimore by 1872, he spent the summer of 1873 traveling by railway. His 1874 painting Summer in the Blue Ridge was exhibited at the National Academy of Design and was praised.

In 1876 Jones and his younger brother Francis Coates Jones left for a four-year visit to travel and paint in Europe. They visited Edwin Austin Abbey in his home in London before moving to Brittany. H. Bolton Jones may have spent some time at the Académie Julian, he spent most of his time in the American artists' colony at Pont-Aven. There the brothers painted with Robert Wylie and William Lamb Picknell, they lived cheaply at the Gloanec Pension. He sketched in Spain, England and Morocco, he exhibited in London and in Paris at the Salon and the Exposition Universelle of 1878. H. Bolton Jones sold a set of his paintings in an auction, he traveled in Spain and North Africa before returning to New York in 1881. In New York he shared a studio with his younger brother Francis. In 1881 Jones became a member of the Society of American Artists, in 1883 he was elected an academician at the National Academy of Design, he joined the American Watercolor Society, the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Arts Club.

Jones was an enthusiastic woodcarver, made his own frames. He undertook most of the interior decoration of the showpiece studio that he established at 33 West Sixty-Seventh Street in Manhattan. Jones painted in Annisquam, Massachusetts between 1883 and 1889 with William Lamb Picknell and others from the former artists' colony of Pont-Aven. In 1888 the Jones brothers moved to the Clinton Studio Building with their sister Louise Chubb, widowed. Jones traveled to the western US around 1890 to obtain material for Our Italy, a book about western America by Charles Dudley Warner, published in 1891, he bought a summer cottage in Massachusetts. From this base he painted the Berkshires, made expeditions to Maryland and West Virginia, he won medals in various major exhibitions between 1893 and 1915. In 1905 or 1906 the Jones brothers moved to the Atalier Building. H. Bolton Jones joined the Charcoal Club of Baltimore, his social life came to revolve around the Century Association. He was a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art from its foundation in 1914 until his death at age 78 from pernicious anemia on 24 September 1927 in New York City.

Jones is best known for his paintings of the flat country of New Jersey. The influence of Frederic Edwin Church and the Hudson River School shows in his handling of light and the precision of his en plein air depictions of nature, he painted the varying landscapes of each season of the year, in peaceful harmony. The Rahway River in Union County, New Jersey was one of his subjects according to Frank Townsend Lent in A Souvenir of Cranford New Jersey, his subtle Barbizon-style studies drew praise, but his insistence on accuracy in his representation of nature was criticized. His earlier paintings are lit by a clear, bright light, detailed, while his works were more muted and lyrical. In his last decades, Jones' work became stale, repeating the same subjects and compositions in an outdated style. Thomas B. Clarke said of him in 1891, A native painter of American landscape, who has never been touched by any fashions in art, is H. Bolton Jones, he paints Nature for herself and not for the sake of illustrating any theory as to how she might or should be painted.

He studies her form and various characteristics, gives us the result of his investig

Fujimi Orchestra

Fujimi Orchestra is a yaoi Japanese novel series that has had a manga, an anime Original Video Animation, a live-action film based on it. The novels are written by Kō Akizuki, feature an amateur orchestra, its concertmaster and its conductor. Tonoin Kei, a musical genius who has studied extensively in the area of conducting, falls in love with violinist and music teacher, Morimura Yuuki. Morimura acts as concertmaster for the amateur orchestra that meets three times a week at the Fujimi Civic Center. Morimura is in love with Kawashima Natsuko, a female flutist in the orchestra, but Kawashima falls for Tonoin when he joins as the group's new conductor in order to get closer to Morimura; the unfolding relationships serve as the bases of the stories. Fujimi Orchestra is about Tonoin and Morimura's romance, but follows their musical careers. After being berated by Tonoin time and again, Morimura says. To prevent this, Tonoin steals his violin and leads him to his house, where he forces himself on the violinist.

Upon realizing that the encounter is Morimura's first time with a male lover, he is remorseful and confesses his love, telling him that Kawashima does not love him. With emotions overwhelming him, Morimura slips down a flight of wet stairs. Tonoin nurses the injured violist back to health, proving his devotion is genuine. In the end, Morimura stays with Fujimi Orchestra despite Tonoin's continued pressure to improve his playing while surreptitiously pursuing the man behind closed doors; the novels are published by Kadokawa Ruby Bunko, a publishing company which specializes in Boy's Love titles. The first 16 novels and 3 additional character books were illustrated by Nishi Keiko, while all those that have been released since have been illustrated by Sei Goto; the first and fourth stories in the series were made into a manga, illustrated by Goto. The series has a number of audio drama and musical accompaniment CDs released by Sony Music and June Collections; the series had an Original Video Animation made for it entitled Cold Front - The Storm After the Rain, which featured the first story, in which Kei and Yuuki meet and events are set into motion.

The OVA is from Morimura's perspective, is set after things have begun, so Yuuki explains the situation in retrospect. Yuki Morimura: Ryōtarō Okiayu, Ryō Horikawa and Sōichirō Hoshi. Kei Tonoin: Yasunori Masutani, Kunihiko Yasui, Ken Narita, in a doujinshi CD, by Toshiyuki Morikawa. Natsuko Kawashima: Masako Katsuki Kento Igarashi: Akira Ishida Kunimitsu Ishida: Hideyuki Umezu Takane: Kazuki Yao Sora: Kappei Yamaguchi The sound track of Fujimi Orchestra is composed of european classical music; the soundtracks include music from a number of composers including, among others, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Brahms. All original music composed for Fujimi Orchestra is written by Fujio Takano and is released on CD by Sony Music. Novel series website Cold Front Conductor website Cold Front Conductor on IMDb Fujimi Orchestra at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Dave Ruhl

Dave Ruhl was a Canadian professional wrestler who during his near 30-year career competed in North American regional promotions in Western Canada and the Canadian Prairies as well as in Japan and other international promotions. A longtime mainstay of Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling during the 1960s and early 70s, he engaged in memorable feuds with Sweet Daddy Siki and The Stomper over the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship, he was a close associate of promoter Stu Hart and remained his top booker for much of his time in Stampede Wrestling. Born in Watts, Ruhl was living in nearby Hanna as a cattle grain farmer when he was encouraged to pursue a career in professional wrestling during the mid-1940s. Making his debut in 1946, he appeared with many Stampede Wrestling veterans while in Stu Hart's Klondike Wrestling during the late 1940s. By 1951, he began wrestling full-time and defeated Al "Mr. Murder" Mills for the vacant NWA Canadian Championship in Calgary, Alberta on November 13, 1959.

Continuing to tour North America with the National Wrestling Alliance during the next ten years, including the Arizona and Texas territories as the masked wrestler The Hooded Wasp, he would win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship a record six times defeating Sweet Daddy Siki, The Beast, Stan Stasiak, Danny Lynch and Abdullah the Butcher respectively. He would be the last NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion, holding the title until being forced to surrender the championship due to injury in 1972. Facing Gene Kiniski in a match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in Calgary on July 12, 1967, Ruhl began competing for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling promotion during the late 1960s winning the Stampede North American Championship twice between 1969 and 1970 defeating The Stomper and Abdullah the Butcher respectively. Touring Japan in 1969 and again in 1972, he held the Stampede International Tag Team Championship with Tiger Joe Tomasso in May 1972 although they lost the titles back to Chin Lee & Sugi Sito that month.

Suffering a career-ending injury in 1974 as a result of a head injury sustained in a fight with Carlos Colon, Ruhl retired to farm with his brother Henry and died in Medicine Hat, Alberta on December 21, 1988. Stampede Wrestling NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship NWA International Tag Team Championship - with Tiger Joe Tomasso Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame Profile at Online World of Wrestling

Money Don't Matter 2 Night

"Money Don't Matter 2 Night" is a song by Prince and The New Power Generation from their 1991 album and Pearls. Co-written with Rosie Gaines, the lyrics deal directly with money and greed. Overall, the song is a smooth delivery with layered vocals by Prince; the B-side is a unreleased track "Call the Law", with lead vocals by Tony M. supplemented by Rosie Gaines on the chorus. Prince provides guitar solos throughout the song; the track was added to the New Power Generation release Goldnigga in 1993. The UK 12" single and CD release included the album track "Push"; the song is notable for its promotional video, directed by Spike Lee. Featuring a poverty-stricken African-American family, with no shots of Prince, it was considered overly political and not "MTV friendly". A second version was issued, which included footage of the song performed by Prince and The New Power Generation, directed by Sotera Tschetter; the song was an overall modest hit, reaching numbers 23 and 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts number 14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, number 27 on the Airplay chart.

It reached number 19 in the UK, number 18 in Australia, number 7 in the Netherlands. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics