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Connla or Conlaoch is a character in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, the son of the Ulster champion Cú Chulainn and the Scottish warrior woman Aífe. He was raised alone by his mother in Scotland, he appears in the story Aided a pre-tale to the great epic Táin Bó Cúailnge. Connla was the son of Cú Chulainn and Aífe Ardgeimm, identified in this text as the sister of his teacher Scáthach. Leaving to return to Ireland, Cú Chulainn gives Aífe a gold thumb-ring, telling her that when his son is old enough to wear it, he should be sent to Ireland. However, he imposes three prohibitions on him. Connla cannot turn back once he starts his journey, he must not refuse a challenge, must never tell anyone his name. Connla comes ashore at Tracht Eisi; the Ulaid, observing these, recognise his skill as a warrior, Conchobar observes that any land which produces young boys of such skill must be home to warriors who would'pound to dust'. They send Condere son of Echu to encounter him, Condere asks Connla for his name and lineage, which he refuses to give.

Condere welcomes Connla, complimenting his skill as a warrior and inviting him to meet the Ulaid. But Connla only asks whether the Ulaid would like to fight him in single combat, or as a group, telling Condere that he is not worth fighting. Condere returns to the Ulaid, Conall Cernach goes out to meet Connla, saying, "The Ulaid will not be shamed while I am alive." Connla strikes Conall with a stone from his slingshot that knocks him off his feet, disarms him. Conall returns shamed to the rest of the Ulaid. Cú Chulainn approaches Connla, but Emer, his wife, warns him not to fight him, identifying the boy as "Conla, the only son of Aífe". Cú Chulainn rebukes her, saying that heroic deeds "are not performed with a woman's assistance", that for the sake of the Ulaid, he would fight any intruder no matter who they were, he asks Connla to identify himself, warning him that he will die if he does not. They wrestle in the water, with Connla gaining the upper hand, until Cú Chulainn resorts to the gae bolga, a weapon whose use Scáthach taught only to him, Connla is fatally wounded.

Cú Chulainn identifies him to the Ulaid as his son. Connla greets each of the heroes of the Ulaid in turn before bidding his father farewell and dying, he is grieved, a marker is raised for his grave, "and for three days not a calf of the cattle of the Ulaid was left alive after him". There are two versions of Aided Óenfhir Aífe; the earliest is a late Old Irish text, found in the Yellow Book of Lecan, the most well-known version and the source of the narrative above. It has been dated to the 10th century. There is a version in TCD 1336, appended with legal commentary about accountability and compensation. Versions of the story appear in the dinnsenchas of Lechtán Óenfhir Aífe, Geoffrey Keating's History of Ireland, in an Early Modern Irish version, entitled Oidheadh Chonlaoich; the story of Connla's death by his father's hand is related in the WB Yeats poem "Cuchulain's Fight with the Sea," first published in 1892. The poetic retelling differs in several respects from the original myth, including portraying Connla as the son of Emer and not Aífe.

Gantz, Early Irish Myths and Sagas. Penguin Classics. Meyer, Kuno, "The Death of Conla". Ériu. 1: 113–121

Rosebank Cemetery

Rosebank Cemetery is a 19th-century burial ground in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the junction of Pilrig Street and Broughton Road in the Pilrig area, close to the historical boundary of Leith; the cemetery is protected as a category C listed building. The cemetery was developed by the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery Company, with David Cousin as architect, opened on 20 September 1846, it covers an area of 4.37 hectares. Known as the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery, the cemetery proved popular and was extended eastwards around 1880; the main entrance was from the north-west but this has been sealed. The sole entrance is now from the north-east; the latter had an entrance lodge above the gate, but this was demolished around 1975. The cemetery was in independent private ownership until around 1980 when the City of Edinburgh Council took over the grounds. A large memorial at the furthest point from the current Pilrig Street entrance, lying against Broughton Road wall near North Pilrig Heights, marks a mass grave and commemorates the Gretna rail disaster of 22 May 1915, in which 215 soldiers of the 1st/7th Battalion The Royal Scots were killed.

The men from Leith, were on their way to board ship at Liverpool in order to travel to the battlefront at Gallipoli. The handful of survivors were sent onwards the following day; the bodies of those killed in the railway disaster were returned to Leith and buried with great aplomb on 24 May with the 15th and 16th battalions Royal Scots serving as guard of honour. These are among 270 First World War casualties and 36 Second World War casualties interred at Rosebank; the cemetery houses the main war memorial to the two world wars, serving the Pilrig area, marked by a white cross designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Over and above this memorial and the Gretna Memorial there are several war graves scattered through the cemetery for individuals who died of wounds or disease on return from the war. A number of 19th-century merchants and ship-owners, ship-builders and ship-masters from Leith are buried at Rosebank. There are several 20th-century Sikh and Islamic burials; the high number of "pilots" refers to harbour pilots rather than aircraft pilots.

Unusual surnames found include Arcus, Combe, Eunson, Goalen, Kellock, Spaven and Waldie. Those who are homeless and die on the street along with several stillborn children are buried at the cemetery; the latter are marked by a modern monument giving a place to remember them, in interlocking granite pieces representing mother and child. The inscription reads "to all those children never known but always loved". An abnormally high number of stones are noted as "drowned" or "lost at sea". Thomas Aitken, Provost of Leith from 1887-1893 James Bertram, engineer Rev William Garden Blaikie, Ida Bonanomi Queen Victoria's dresser; the stone and lair were paid for by the Queen. Although not obvious due to the infilling of paths the stone lies at the centre of the cemetery and was the focal point of the main north south path as approaching from the south. Alan Brebner, civil engineer and an associate of lighthouse designers David and Thomas Stevenson. George Craig architect, his wife, Annie Blackie is the oldest person in the cemetery.

Monument to the three illegitimate children of Sir George de la Poer Beresford Frederick Andrew Fitzpayne creator of the Leith tram system and in charge of the combined Edinburgh/Leith tram system A rare female war grave from World War I to E. G. Elder of the Women's Royal Naval Service d.7.7.1918, plus a female war grave from World War II to E. W. L. Fruish Women's Royal Navy Service M. P. Galloway, shipbuilder William Gilmour JP FRSE James Douglas Allan Gray pathologist Dr John Henderson Provost of Leith 1875 to 1881 and creator of the Leith Improvement Scheme Lady Elizabeth Campbell Honyman James Campbell Irons legal author and geologist Andrew Leslie, shipbuilder Robert Lindsay, pharmacist, co-founder of Lindsay & Gilmour James Logan Mack author George Melrose founder of Melrose-Drover Sydney Mitchell and his father Sir Arthur Mitchell James Campbell Noble RSA, artist William Notman architect Thomas Peddie and civil engineer George Ogilvy Reid, artist Ornate monument to Thomas Reid, nurseryman by Hector Heatly Orrock Prof Edmund Ronalds chemist Christian Salvesen, Norwegian merchant who settled at Leith and founded the company which now bears his name his older brother, Carl Emil Salvesen opposite James Slight, assistant engineer to Robert Stevenson in the building of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and other lighthouse projects and his brother, Alexander Slight an engineer Henry Stephens, author of The Book of the Farm A pair of stones towards the southeast memorialise several members of the Stevenson family drowned in the Eyemouth disaster of 14 October 1881.

One is noted as having been "interred 3 March 1882", his body having been washed ashore and identified five months later. Rev Dr David Thorburn DD minister of South Leith Parish Church who defected at the Disruption of 1843 Andrew Young, author of the hymn There Is a Happy Land Rosebank Cemetery, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Inscriptions of Tombstones in Rosebank Cemetery

Australian Commonwealth Games Association

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association is the national body responsible for Commonwealth Games operations and development in Australia providing and organising funding, travel and accreditation of athletes and officials to each Commonwealth Games. The ACGA is both a non-profit organisation; the main functions of the ACGA are to: promote the ideals of the Commonwealth Games throughout Australia. The ACGA was involved in the organisation of the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games, which were held in the Australian city of Bendigo. From the concept of "a British Empire Sports Festival" by the Englishman, J Astley Cooper, the idea was promoted in Australia by B J Parkinson in Victoria and Richard Coombes in New South Wales, President of the Amateur Athletic Union of Australia; the Australian sports council is linked The association is important in gaining funding for participation in games Australian Olympic Committee List of Commonwealth Games competitors for Australia Official website

1967 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1967 NCAA Men's University Division Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1966–67 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season, the 20th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 16 and 18, 1967, concluded with Cornell defeating Boston University 4-1. All games were played at the Onondaga County War Memorial in New York; this was the first championship for an eastern team since 1954 and the first time since 1949 that both finalists were from the east. Four teams qualified for two each from the eastern and western regions; the ECAC tournament champion and the two WCHA tournament co-champions received automatic bids into the tournament. An at-large bid was offered to a second eastern team based upon both their ECAC tournament finish as well as their regular season record. Despite winning the tournament the ECAC champion was not seeded as the top eastern team; the WCHA co-champion with the better regular season record was given the top western seed. The second eastern seed was slotted to play the top western vice versa.

All games were played at the Onondaga County War Memorial. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game. Note: * denotes overtime period

James Yearsley

James Yearsley, aural surgeon, was born in 1805 to a north-country family settled in Cheltenham. Adopting a medical career, he became a pupil of Ralph Fletcher of Gloucester, married his daughter. Yearsley moved to London, he was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in 1827. D. at St. Andrews University in 1862. After practising for a short time in Cheltenham, he established himself about 1829 as a general practitioner at Ross in Herefordshire, he removed to London about 1837, started to practise as an aural surgeon. He opened an institution for the relief of diseases of the ear in Sackville Street, in 1846 he became surgeon to the Royal Society of Musicians, he founded a hospital specialising in the diseases of the ear, the Metropolitan Ear Nose and Throat Hospital in Kensington. Yearsley deserves recognition as one who assisted in bringing aural surgery out of the degraded position it held at the beginning of the 19th century.

He insisted upon the connection between deafness and disease of the naso-pharynx. At first he practised the removal of the tonsils as an aid to recovery from deafness, but in life experience led him to modify his views, he performed tonsillectomy much less often. Yearsley learnt, the value of an artificial tympanum in the relief of certain forms of deafness, he justly recommended the use of the simplest form of film in preference to the more complex tympana employed by some of his contemporaries. Yearsley was less scientific than either George Pilcher or Joseph Toynbee, though original in his views and bold in expressing his opinions, he too spoilt his cause by his controversial temperament, he was the originator and proprietor of the Medical Circular from 1852 until it was consolidated with the Dublin Medical Press in January 1866. Jointly with two other members of his profession, Dr. Tyler Smith and Dr. Forbes Benignus Winslow, he founded the ‘'Medical Directory'’, becoming its sole proprietor on the retirement of his two partners.

Yearsley's works were: ` Improved Methods of treating Diseases of the Ear,' 1840, 12mo. ` Contributions to Aural Surgery,' 1841, 12mo. ‘Stammering,’ &c. London, 1841, 8vo. 1841. ` A Treatise on Enlarged Tonsils,' 1842, 8vo. 1848. ‘On Throat Deafness,’ London, 1853, 8vo. 1868. ‘Deafness Practically Illustrated,’ London, 1854, 12mo. Yearsley died at his house in Savile Row, London, on 9 July 1869, was buried at Sutton Bonnington, in Nottinghamshire. A memorial plaque on his former clinic at 32 Sackville Street, Piccadilly was unveiled on 27 May 1994 which reads "Westminster City Council Dr. James Yearsley, MD, MRCS, LRCP, 1805 - 1869, founded the Metropolitan Ear Institute here in 1838. Mr. Ronnie Yearsley." References Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Yearsley, James". Dictionary of National Biography. 63. London: Smith, Elder & Co


Idavela is a 1982 Malayalam teen film written by Padmarajan and directed by Mohan. It stars Idavela Babu and Nalini in the lead roles, it was the debut film of Idavela Babu. The film starts out as a campus story involving four boys, Ravi and Swami. There is the usual pranks that the boys of the age do, although the movie doesn't just revolve around these; the second half of the movie takes us to scenic locales of Munnar. The second half introduces the major female character, Molu; the movie centres around the problems faced by them in a hotel in Munnar. The movie opens with showing the 4 college boys to be indulged in smoking and watching blue films; each time they get are punished. Their parents are informed about the same and they are a disgrace to their families as well; the college NCC decides to conduct a camp for 10 days and these 4 are asked to first cut their hair and report their name to attend the camp. However they choose not to give their names, they inform at home of going to the camp and plan to spend those 10 days going elsewhere on their own.

On the day of departure Thomas picks up Ravi from his home. Ravi's brother asks Thomas to take care of Ravi; the 4 go to Munnar. They ask the local taxi to take them to a good hotel and the driver takes them to hotel blue meadow, they get a room by providing fake names. The bearer there is Madhavan; the boys have come there with the intention of having sex and inquires with Madhavan regarding the same, who says the hotel is a reputable one and such activities don't happen there. They go for a long walk, find a girl near the lake and follow her to find that she stays in the room next to theirs in the same hotel, they try to get friendly with her. She mentions her name to be Malu or they can call her Molu, she develops a liking towards dislikes Thomas. This creates jealousy among the other boys towards Ravi. Ravi falls in love with Molu which he tells her but she doesn't respond. Thomas warns Ravi that they are not here to stay forever and has to tell her their intention in his next meeting with her.

The next day Ravi meets with Molu, asks her to pose for a few photos. They walk a long distance away from the hotel with the other 3 boys following them without their knowledge. Ravi informs Molu that he has been sent to her to tell her to cooperate with the boys, she smilingly tells him to lie to his friends that she wouldn't mind it. Overhearing this Thomas jumps in front of her and tries to rape her. Ravi runs to the hotel to get help with Alosius trying to stop him. Ravi gets engulfed by it. Alosius gets stuck in the mud. Hearing his shout, the other 2 boys along with Molu pull him out. Molu realizes that Ravi has drowned and Alosius confirms the same, they try in vain to find Ravi in the swamp. Thomas threatens to kill Molu. Molu informs them that she feels responsible for what's happened and wouldn't inform anyone, she returns to the hotel. The boys wait for the evening, when Christmas celebrations start, to return to the hotel so that no one would notice that Ravi is missing. At night Madhavan brings them their drink.

After Madhavan leaves Thomas asks the boys to have their drinks but they refuse. They accuse him of being responsible for the death of Ravi. Thomas throws the bottle through the window and walks out to the balcony to find Molu standing next door, she accuses him of being a murderer. The next morning Swami are packing their bags when Molu walks into their room, she enquires about Thomas to find. Madhavan informs them. Aloysius and Molu run towards the direction pointed by Madhavan calling out Thomas' name, they come near the muddy find his cigarette packet and match box nearby. They prod the mud with a log of wood to find a hand come up which confirms their doubts that Thomas has drowned in the swamp. Ashokan as Thomas John Idavela Babu as Ravi Nalini as Molu / Malu Innocent as Madhavettan Sankaradi as Nambeesan Sir Prem Prakash as Ravi's brother Thodupuzha VasanthiThe roles of Alosius and Swami are played by newcomers; the music was composed by M. B. Sreenivasan and the lyrics were written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.

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