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Derrynaflan Chalice

The Derrynaflan Chalice is an 8th- or 9th-century chalice, found as part of the Derrynaflan Hoard of five liturgical vessels. The discovery was made on 17 February 1980 near County Tipperary in Ireland. According to art historian Michael Ryan the hoard "represents the most complex and sumptuous expression of the ecclesiastical art-style of early-medieval Ireland as we know it in its eighth- and ninth-century maturity." The area known as Derrynaflan is an island of pastureland surrounded by bogland, the site of an early Irish abbey. The chalice was found with a composite silver paten, a hoop that may have been a stand for the paten, a liturgical strainer and a bronze basin inverted over the other objects; the group is among the most important surviving examples of Insular metalwork. It was donated to the Irish State and the items are now on display in the National Museum of Ireland; the hoard was secreted during the turbulent 10th to 12th centuries, when Viking raids and dynastic turmoil created many occasions when valuables were hidden.

The early and 10th century is marked by a particular concentration of hoarding in Ireland. Derrynaflan is a small island of dry land situated in a surrounding area of peat bogs, in the townland of Lurgoe, Co. Tipperary, northeast of Cashel; the monastery was an important foundation in the period preceding the Viking raids. The Derrynaflan Hoard was discovered on 17 February 1980 by Michael Webb from Clonmel and his son Michael, while they were exploring the ancient monastic site of Derrynaflan with a metal detector, they had the implied permission of the owners of the land on which the ruins stood to visit the site but they had no permission to dig on the lands. A preservation order had been made in respect of the ruin under the National Monuments Act, 1930, so that it was an offence to injure or to interfere with the site; the discovery was kept secret for three weeks. The behaviour of the Webbs, nearly seven years of litigation, culminating in the Supreme Court action where they unsuccessfully sought over £5,000,000 for the find, led to the replacement of Irish laws of treasure trove by the law in the National Monuments Act, 1994, with a new Section 2 being included in the legislation.

The Ardagh Chalice dates from around the same period a century earlier, of the Derrynaflan Hoard and was found close by in neighbouring County Limerick. At the time, the ruling dynasty in Tipperary and most of Munster were the Eóganachta, while their longtime allies and possible cousins the Uí Fidgenti ruled in the Limerick area. Feidlimid mac Cremthanin, king-bishop of Cashel, who became King of Munster in 821 and died in 847, was a patron of the monastic foundation at Derrynaflan and has been suggested as a possible patron of the chalice; as a masterpiece of Insular art, the Derrynaflan chalice was included in the exhibition "The Work of Angels: Masterpieces of Celtic Metalwork, 6th–9th Centuries AD". Celtic art Broighter Gold Tara Brooch Cross of Francis J. Irish Kings and High-Kings. Four Courts Press. 2nd edition, 2001. Duffy, Seán, Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. 2005. The Derrynaflan Chalice National Museum of Ireland The Derrynaflan Paten National Museum of Ireland Derrynaflan Chalice Trafficking Culture

Chattanooga Lookouts

The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Minor League Baseball team of the Southern League and the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. They are located in Chattanooga and are named for nearby Lookout Mountain; the team plays its home games at AT&T Field which seats 6,340 fans. They played at Engel Stadium from 1930 through 1999, with a one-year break in Montgomery, Alabama's Cramton Bowl in 1943. In 1906, Oliver Burnside "O. B." Andrews, owner of the Andrews Paper Box Company, took ownership of a franchise in the South Atlantic League relocating the Single-A team to Chattanooga. The team adopted the name Lookouts in 1909 after a fan contest; the following year Andrews purchased the Double A Southern Association franchise from Little Rock and relocated them to Chattanooga. The team began playing on Andrews Field in the 1100 block of East 3rd Street, which would remain the site of their home stadium for close to a hundred years. Joe Engel bought the Chattanooga Lookouts in 1926 and opened Engel Stadium in 1930 on the site of Andrews Field.

The first game in the new stadium was played April 15, 1930 with the Lookouts beating the Atlanta Crackers 6-5 in front of approx. 16,000 fans. In 1931, the New York Yankees played an exhibition game against the Lookouts. During the game, a 17-year-old girl named Jackie Mitchell pitched for the Lookouts and struck out Major League greats Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Many reports of this story include a footnote claiming that a few days after the game, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided Mitchell's contract, claiming that baseball was "too strenuous" for women; this has been refuted here, directly contradicts a profile of Mitchell published a few months later. MLB didn't introduce a ban on contracts for female players until June 21, 1952. During owner Joe Engel's tenure, the Lookouts won four championships – three with the Southern Association and a fourth with the South Atlantic League. Engel led a charge to own the Lookouts with the help of several hundred fans as shareholders from 1938 to 1942.

In 1939, as a owned franchise under coach Kiki Cuyler, the Lookouts claimed a championship. In 1943, the Lookouts played at Montgomery, Alabama's Cramton Bowl as the Montgomery Rebels after the Washington Senators moved the Lookouts from Chattanooga to Montgomery, some 235 miles away, citing a decline in attendance; the Lookouts managed to move back to Chattanooga in December of that year after Engel organized a letter-writing campaign aimed at Clark Griffith, the owner of the Senators at the time. The team, which plays in the Southern League, has been the Double-A affiliate of a major league ballclub since 1932. From 1988 through 2008, the Lookouts were the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. For the 2009 through 2014 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers served as the parent club. In affiliating with the Twins in 2015, the Lookouts rekindled a relationship with the franchise that, as the 1901–1960 edition of the Washington Senators, spent the longest period as its parent team, it was announced on September 25, 2018, that the Lookouts would resume their affiliation with the Reds.

In November of 2019, Major League Baseball released a proposal to sever ties with 42 minor-league teams, including the Lookouts and fellow AA teams Erie SeaWolves and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. At least some of the 42 teams are expected to cease operations if they lose their major-league affiliations. Only Chattanooga Lookouts away games are televised on MiLB. TV. Since 2016, all Chattanooga Lookouts games are broadcast on 96.1 The Legend. Larry Ward is the lead broadcaster. Lookouts games were broadcast on WDOD until the 2011 season. From 2011 to 2015, games were broadcast on WALV-FM. 26 – Dernell Stenson, OF, 2003 Chattanooga Lookouts official site

Walter Feit

Walter Feit was an American mathematician who worked in finite group theory and representation theory. His contributions provided elementary infrastructure used in algebra, topology, number theory, logic, his work helped the development and utilization of sectors like cryptography and physics. He was escaped for England in 1939 via the Kindertransport, he moved to the United States in 1946. He did his Ph. D. at the University of Michigan, became a professor at Cornell University in 1952, at Yale University in 1964. His most famous result is his joint, with John G. Thompson, proof of the Feit–Thompson theorem that all finite groups of odd order are solvable. At the time it was written, it was the most complicated and difficult mathematical proof completed, he wrote a hundred other papers on finite group theory, character theory, modular representation theory. Another regular theme in his research was the study of linear groups of small degree, that is, finite groups of matrices in low dimensions.

It was the case that, while the conclusions concerned groups of complex matrices, the techniques employed were from modular representation theory. He wrote the books: The representation theory of finite groups and Characters of finite groups, which are now standard references on character theory, including treatments of modular representations and modular characters. Feit was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Nice in 1970, he was awarded the Cole Prize by the American Mathematical Society in 1965, was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as Vice-President of the International Mathematical Union. "In October 2003, on the eve of Professor Feit's retirement and former students gathered at Yale for a special four-day "Conference on Groups and Galois Theory" to honor him and his contributions. Nearly 80 researchers from around the world met to exchange ideas in the fields he had helped to create."He died in Branford, Connecticut in 2004 and was survived by his wife, Dr. Sidnie Feit, a son and daughter."A memorial service was held on Sunday October 10, 2004 at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT."

Feit, Walter. The representation theory of finite groups. North Holland. ISBN 0-444-86155-6. Feit, Walter. Characters of finite groups. New York: Benjamin. O'Connor, John J.. Walter Feit at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Yale obituary Walter Feit, Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 52, no. 7. Walter Feit at Find a Grave

IBM Advanced/36

The Advanced/36 refers to an IBM midrange computer in the System/36 family. It was marketed from October 1994 to 2000; the Advanced/36 is physically smaller than other S/36 offerings, but because it contains much more advanced technology. It was sold 11 years after the 5362 system units, it was cheaper, with prices beginning at US$12,000. The smallest 5362 sold for about US$20,000, a maxed-out 5360 sold for upwards of US$200,000; the maximum configuration of an Advanced/36 is 4.19 Gb of disk storage, 256 Mb of memory, one tape drive, one single 8" diskette drive along with a communication adapter for modems and the twinax. Brick and a card for installing 9-track tape drive; the A/36 was marketed in three packages: the Small package, the Growth package, the Large package. Machines sold in 1994 contained a version of the System Support Program operating system designated "7.1", this was the 9402-236. In 1995, an upgraded A/36 was offered with a version of SSP designated "7.5", these were the 9402-436 model.

A 236 could be upgraded to a 436. The 436 model could run OS/400, they were not compatible. However, the compiled programs that were compiled under 7.1 or 7.5, were interchangeable. That is, if you started off with the model 236 and had it either upgraded to the model 436, or moved to a 436, the programs ran without recompilation. You had options for cpu speed on the model 436; the base was known as 1.0, the next level up was 1.3 times as fast and the latter being said to be 2.4 times faster. This was cpu relative performance; the A236 was #2100. Users of the 536x series of the System/36 had a few different routes to "migrate" to the A/36. One method was if you had compatible "tape" drives, you could do a "save all" of your libraries and data and restore them onto the A/36 from the S/36. You might have to play with the configuration and/or users, but as far as the data and programs, all it took. You did not have to recompile any program. You could move files/programs with floppy disks however that could be a slow process if alot of data.

Another option was that you could move your data via the communication ports with like a modem eliminator but that too could be slow. IBM sold a device that you hooked up via twinax on both the old S/36 and on the A/36 and it would move the data/libraries etc. to complete the migration. Like all S/36s, the Advanced/36 had five programming languages: RPG II, COBOL, FORTRAN, System/36 BASIC, Assembler, though RPG II was by far the most popular language because it was the least expensive; the standard A/36 shipped with a popular application called POP, or Programmer and Operator Productivity Aid. POP was so popular on the earlier S/36 that more copies were pirated than sold, according to industry publications. POP added a point-and-shoot interface for S/36 objects such as libraries and files, a full-screen text editor that more resembled AS/400 SEU than System/36 SEU. One difference between the A/36 and earlier S/36s is the 9402 Tape Drive; this is the standard 1/4" cartridge. For A/36 customers, a complete backup of the system can fit on one cartridge.

The 9402 is similar to the 6157 Tape Drive but much more condensed. The 9402 is backward-compatible for read purposes — the A/36 can read the 60MB tapes from a 6157 but cannot write to them; as far as 9-track tape on the S/36, it was 800/1600 bpi, where the 9438-12 model on the A/36 was 1600/6250 bpi. The A/36 CD-ROM drive cannot contain customer data and cannot be used to play music though it is equipped with a headphone jack, it is provided for PTF installation only. PTF CDs can only be applied if the operator follows a bypass procedure to switch device codes with the tape unit; the CD unit becomes TC. The CD unit was only on the 436 model, not the 236; the A/36 8" diskette drive is optional and was marketed for US$1,000. It was the easiest way to save files or programs from an A/36 and restore on a S/36; the A/36 offered both a 5.25" diskette drive option. By the year 2000, the A/36 was no longer being marketed; the front panel of the A/36 is different. The operator can pry open a small drive bay-sized enclosure and reveal an LCD panel with hexadecimal digits as follows: B N 05469463 The first letter is A, B, C, or D, describes the IPL source.

A patched or an unpatched System License Code can be chosen. M means "manual." If this is chosen, the operator must sign on to begin IPL. The old System/36 issued a warning message if the IPL was done on the same date as the previous IPL; the eight hexadecimal digits document the presently-executing IPL stage. If an error occurs during IPL, it is possible to write down the 8 digits, look up the associated IPL stage in a small IBM-supplied manual, take the appropriate response. IBM Archives - AS/400 Advanced 36

David Proctor (footballer, born 1984)

David William Proctor is a Scottish football player and interim manager of East Kilbride. Proctor has played for Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Dundee United, Canadian club FC Edmonton, Airdrieonians. A right-sided player, Proctor began his professional career with Hibernian but didn't make an appearance and joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2003. After three years with the Highlanders, which included winning the Scottish First Division in his first season, Proctor signed for Dundee United. Proctor was managed for a second time by Craig Brewster, appointed United manager earlier that year. Following Brewster's departure from Tannadice just two months and Craig Levein's subsequent arrival, Proctor was set to move to Airdrie United in January 2007, only for FIFA to confirm Proctor's reserve appearance for Inverness in August 2006 counted and prevented him for playing for a third club within a year; the ruling was similar to the case of Javier Mascherano, whose January 2007 move from West Ham United to Liverpool received FIFA support but depended on Premier League permission.

Both moves were allowed. After helping Airdrie to Scottish First Division play-off victory and thus ensuring the avoidance of relegation, Proctor returned to United, featuring in three pre-season friendlies against lower league opposition. Proctor was an unused substitute in the first two matches of the 2007–08 season before leaving by mutual consent on 31 August to return to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Proctor left Inverness at the end of the 2011–12 season, he signed for Canadian NASL club FC Edmonton in July 2012. He left Edmonton in November 2013, after failing to agree a new contract. Proctor returned to Scotland and signed for Airdrieonians in July 2014. Although he was released from his playing contract due to injury in February 2015 Proctor agreed to continue at Airdrieonians in a scouting capacity. On 6 April 2016, Proctor signed for Lowland League Side East Kilbride. After two seasons with East Kilbride, Proctor rejoined Airdrieonians in May 2018 as first team coach. On 1 November 2018, Proctor rejoined Lowland League Side East Kilbride.

With Kilby he returned to Inverness for a Scottish Cup match in the 4th Round, which ended in a 4–0 defeat. Proctor was met with standing ovation from the Inverness fans when he was substituted off in the 47th Minute. Proctor left East Kilbride at the end of the 2018-19 season but rejoined the club for the third time in December 2019. Active playing seasons only: Scottish First Division: 22003–04.

Agrochola laevis

Agrochola laevis is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1803, it has a disjunct distribution in southern and central Europe, the Near East, Asia Minor and Armenia. The habitat consists of warm deciduous forests; the wingspan is 32–37 mm. Adults are on wing from August to October in one generation per year; the larvae feed on Vaccinium myrtillus, Salix caprea, Stellaria media, Quercus and Ulmus species. Fauna Europaea Lepiforum e. V