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Diné Bahaneʼ

Diné Bahaneʼ, the Navajo creation myth, describes the prehistoric emergence of the Navajo, centers on the area known as the Dinétah, the traditional homeland of the Navajo. This story forms the basis for the traditional Navajo way of life; the basic outline of Diné Bahaneʼ begins with the Niłchʼi Diyin being created as the mists of lights which arose through the darkness to animate and bring purpose to the four Diyin Dineʼé, supernatural and sacred in the different three lower worlds. All these things were spiritually created in the time before the Earth existed and the physical aspect of humans did not exist yet, but the spiritual did; the First or Dark World, Niʼ Hodiłhił, was small and centered on an island floating in the middle of four seas. The inhabitants of the first world were the four Diyin Dineʼé, the two Coyotes, the four rulers of the four seas, mist beings and various insect and bat people, the latter being the Air-Spirit People; the supernatural beings First Woman and First Man came into existence here and met for the first time after seeing each other's fire.

The various beings on The First World started fighting with one another and departed by flying out an opening in the east. They journeyed to the Second or Blue World, Niʼ Hodootłʼizh, inhabited by various blue-gray furred mammals and various birds, including blue swallows; the beings from the First World offended Swallow Chief, Táshchózhii, they were asked to leave. First Man created a wand of jet and other materials to allow the people to walk upon it up into the next world through an opening in the south. In the Third or Yellow World, Niʼ Hałtsooí, there were two rivers that formed a cross and the Sacred Mountains but there was still no sun. More animal people lived here too; this time it was not discord among the people that drove them away but a great flood caused by Tééhoołtsódii when Coyote stole her two children. When the people arrived in the Fourth or White World, Niʼ Hodisxǫs, it was covered in water and there were monsters living here; the Sacred Mountains were re-formed from soil taken from the original mountains in the Second World.

First Man, First Woman, the Holy People created the sun, moon and stars. It was here that true death came into existence via Coyote tossing a stone into a lake and declaring that if it sank the dead would go back to the previous world; the first human born in the Fourth World is Yoołgaii Asdzą́ą́ who matures into Asdzą́ą́ Nádleehé, in turn, gives birth to the Hero Twins called Naayééʼ Neizghání and Tóbájíshchíní. The twins have many adventures. Multiple batches of modern humans were created a number of times in the Fourth World and the Diyin Dineʼé gave them ceremonies which are still practiced today. Of a time long ago these things are said; the first world was small, black as soot. In the middle of the four seas there was an island floating in the mist. On the island grew a pine tree. Dark ants dwelt there. Red ants dwelled there. Dragonflies dwelled there. Yellow beetles dwelled there. Hard beetles dwelled there. Stone-carrier beetles dwelled there. Black beetles dwelled there. Coyote-dung beetles dwelled there.

Bats dwelled there. Whitefaced beetles dwelled there. Locusts dwelled there. White locusts dwelled there; these were the twelve groups of the Níłchʼi Dineʼé, the Air-Spirit People, who lived in the First World. Around the floating island were four seas; each sea was ruled by a being. In the sea to the East dwelled Tééhoołtsódii, Big Water Creature, The One Who Grabs Things in the Water. In the sea to the south lived Táłtłʼááh álééh, Blue Heron. In the sea to the west dwelled Chʼał, Frog. In the ocean to the north dwelled Iiʼniʼ Jiłgaii, Winter Thunder. Above each sea appeared a cloud. There was a black cloud, a white cloud, a blue cloud, a yellow cloud; the Black Cloud contained the Female spirit of Life. The White Cloud contained the Male spirit of Dawn; the Black Cloud and the White Cloud came together in the East, the wind from the clouds blew. From the breath of wind, First Man, Áłtsé Hastiin, was formed and with him the white corn, Kóhonotʼíinii, perfect in shape, with kernels covering the whole ear.

Crystal, symbol of the mind and clear seeing, was with him. The Blue Cloud and the Yellow Cloud came together in the West, a wind from the clouds blew. From the breath of wind, First Woman, Áłtsé Asdzą́ą́, was formed, with her the yellow corn, perfect in shape, with kernels covering the whole ear. White shell, turquoise, yucca were there with her. First Man made a fire with his crystal, its light was the mind's first awakening. First Woman made a fire with her turquoise, they saw each other's light in the distance. When the Blue Cloud and the Yellow Cloud rose high in the sky, First Woman saw the light of First Man's fire, she went out to find it. Three times she was unsuccessful; the fourth time she found the home of First Man. "I wondered what this thing could be," she said. "I saw you walking and wondered why you did not come," First Man said. "Why do you not come with your fire, we will live together." First Woman agreed to this. So instead of the man going to the woman, as is the custom now, the woman went to live with the man.

Another person, Mąʼiitoʼí Áłchíní, Great Coyote, was formed in the water. He told First Man and First Woman that he had been hatched from an egg, knew all, under the water and all, in the skies. First Man believed him. A second coyote, Áłtsé Hashké, First Angry, appeared, he said to the three, "You believe. You are mistaken. I was living when you were formed." First Angry brought witchcraft into the world. The Air-Spirit People began to fight; the rule

Circus World (theme park)

Circus World was a theme park built north of Haines City, Florida in Polk County, on the east corner of the intersection of US 27 and Interstate 4. It was a property of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Combined Shows Inc. and was intended additionally to be the circus's winter headquarters as well as to have the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and its museum located there. Circus World plans, which did not change by opening, were announced by Irvin Feld as a project of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in September 1972. Plans included a 19 story elephant-shaped hotel and Barnum City, a state-of-the-art residential community; these items and some of the other items were never built, but the plans did not change until after Mattel sold the theme park. Circus World Showcase, its preview center, had its groundbreaking on April 26, 1973 with building contractor Mercury Construction Company of Haines City; the showcase was due to open in December 1973 when Mattel placed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Combined Shows Inc. including the park, up for sale.

Venture Out in America, Inc. a Gulf Oil recreational subsidiary, agreed to buy the combined shows in January 1974, the opening was further pushed back to 1975. While the Circus Showcase for Circus World opened on February 21, 1974, Venture Out placed the purchase deal back into negotiations, the opening of the whole complex was moved to an early 1976. Early added rides included the Hurricane. Attendance topped out in 1979 at 1.3 million began a slide for seven years. In 1980, the theme park made a profit. Mattel sold the circus back to its previous owner, Irvin Feld and other parties in 1982, but kept the park, further expanding it with shows, a new roller coaster. Attendance declined for five straight years when Mattel agreed to sell the park to Jim Monaghan in 1983 and, finalized in 1984. Monaghan nicknamed the park Thrill City USA and made his objective to have the park be a world-class theme park, he added six youth rides. According to Funways Holidays reports Circus World developed a big problem with the opening of Walt Disney World's Epcot Center in late 1982.

With most tourist taking a full four days visiting Central Florida, Disney World added Epcot to its passes, resulting in three days being filled, thus tourists only had one day to visit other venues and selected Sea World, Busch Gardens and/or Wet'n Wild over Circus World. In February 1985, Circus World started putting up for auction with Guernsey`s auction house vintage objects and exhibits including a 1921 original Marcus Illions Coney Island carousel and Gargantua II; these items did not add to the park's draw of attendees per Monaghan. The park made a profit in 1985. Monaghan sold the park for stock to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich on May 1986 at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday. HBJ, which had just bought several parks including the SeaWorld parks and Cypress Gardens, had a new idea for the area and closed the park at opening time that day to rebuild it into Boardwalk and Baseball. Circus World was never successful, as its standard carnival-type rides were no match for Disney's state-of-the-art attractions and the location was out of the way relative to the prominent location of Disney World.

Under Mattel some under Monaghan, Funways Holidays noted the park attendance was hurt by lagging in cleanliness and food. Constant staff turnover, ticket discounting, marketing errors and swift policy changes were issues. Circus World Showcase, The preview center for Circus World Showcase, as it was called, a 27,000-square-foot building designed to look like a circus tent, was erected and opened in 1974; the building featured, among an IMAX and regular movie theater. Exhibits were built around it throughout the next two years, including a carousel, a Ferris wheel, a classic wooden roller coaster, several shows, an interactive experience where visitors could attempt certain daredevil stunts such as tightrope walking and the trapeze. A 1000+ seat arena was built featuring daily circus performances that included live tiger, equestrian and acrobatic acts, as well as clowns and a live band; the Showcase part was dropped, making the park "Circus World". Other live shows were added including a wild West rodeo that performed daily in a customized outdoor rodeo arena.

James A. Bailey Theatre, an IMAX theater Carousel Elephants performances Elephant rides Camel rides Center Ring Zoomerang a loop ride one-minute in length first forward and back at a top speed of 45 miles per hour; the Hurricane Florida Hurricane, a main attraction at the park, this was a wooden coaster and was used at Boardwalk and Baseball Wiener Looping Manufactured by Shwarzhopf of West Germany Starting with a nose-bleed, 150-feet climb backward up a flagpole, the coaster zips down into a series of shoulder- crunching turns and a neck-twisting full loop. Ah, a temporary reprieve. A forward ascent up the same pole with a trip backward through the same route shortly thereafter. I mean shortly thereafter; the trip backward is more frightening because passengers ca n`t see the turns ahead. The Ranger, ship-like swing ride that rotates Music Express, backward traveling carts over a hilly circle a few times while playing loud disco music The Schlittenfahren sleigh-shaped carts that are trackless and suspended from above.

The sleigh seems to travel over water speedily in an oval. The Para Tower, a three-person gondola drops along tower with a parachute and is for small child

2016–17 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team represented Saint Louis University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Billikens were led by first-year head coach Travis Ford; the team played their home games at Chaifetz Arena as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 6 -- 12 in A-10 play to finish in 11th place, they received the No. 11 seed in the A-10 Tournament where they defeated Duquesne in the first round to advance to the second round where they lost to George Washington. The Billikens finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 11–22, 5–13 in A-10 play to finish in a tie for 12th place, they defeated George Mason in the first round of the A-10 Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to George Washington. On March 10, 2016, head coach Jim Crews was released from his coaching duties by the school. On March 30, the school hired Travis Ford as head coach; the Billikens were picked to finish in last place in the A-10 Preseason Poll


Deeba, is a Pakistani film actress. She was one of the leading film actresses during the 1960s and 1970s, well known for her romantic and tragic roles in Urdu and Punjabi films, she started her career as an actress in Charagh Jalta Raha. Her performances in several films, such as Milan, Payal ki jhankar, Dard, Sajna door diya, Neend hamarey khuwab tumharey, Ansoo and Seeta Maryam Margaret have won critical acclaim, she played many supporting characters, including on-screen mother in several films throughout most of the 1980s and 1990s. She received a Nigar Best Actress award for the Punjabi film Sajna door diya in 1970, her smiling face and innocent look have given rise to the description "Pakistani Mona Lisa"Deeba married camera man Naeem Rizvi in 1971 and left silver-screen for 10 years. However, financial hardships made her join film industry again in 1987 as character actress, she acted in several television plays in early 2000s. She presently lives in Lahore, her real name is Raheela. She was married to cameraman Syed Naeem Rizvi and has two sons Syed Salman Rizvi, TV Actor Syed Imran Rizvi, a daughter TV Actresses Madiha Rizvi married to TV Actor Hassan Noman.

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Thomas Abel

The Blessed Thomas Abel was an English priest, martyred during the reign of Henry VIII. The place and date of his birth are unknown, he was educated at Oxford, where in 1516 he took the degree of Master of Arts, subsequently acquired a doctorate in theology. He entered the service of Queen Catherine as her chaplain some time before 1528 and appears to have taught the queen modern languages and music. Catherine sent him to Spain in 1528 to the emperor Charles V on a mission relating to the proposed divorce. On his return she presented him with the parochial benefice of Bradwell, in Essex, he remained to the last a staunch supporter of the unfortunate queen in the case of the validity of her marriage with Henry VIII. In 1532, he published his Invicta veritas. An answere, That by no manner of law, it may be lawfull for the most noble King of England, King Henry the eight to be divorced from the queens grace, his lawfull and wife. B. L.. Abel's treatise was printed by Merten de Keyser in Antwerp with the fictitious pressmark of Luneberge, to avoid suspicion.

The work contained an answer to the numerous tracts supporting Henry's ecclesiastical claims. The king bought up copies of the book. For this he was thrown into the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London, after a year's liberation again imprisoned, in December, 1533, on the charges of disseminating the prophecies of the Maid of Kent, encouraging the queen "obstinately to persist in her wilful opinion against the same divorce and separation", maintaining her right to the title of queen, he was kept in close confinement until his execution at Smithfield, two days after the execution of Thomas Cromwell. There is still to be seen on the wall of his prison in the Tower of London a rebus consisting of the symbol of a bell with an A upon it and the name Thomas above, which he carved during his confinement. There is extant a pious Latin letter written by him to a fellow-martyr, another to Cromwell, begging for some slight mitigation of his "close prison", it is signed "by your daily bedeman, Thomas Abell, priest".

His act of attainder states that he and three others "have most traitorously adhered themselves unto the bishop of Rome, being a common enemy unto your Majesty and this your Realm, refusing your Highness to be our and their Supreme Head of this your Realm of England". Abel was sentenced to "be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution, there to be hanged, cut down alive, your members to be cut off and cast in the fire, your bowels burnt before your eyes, your head smitten off, your body to be quartered at the King's will, God have mercy on your soul." He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII as one of a group of fifty-four English Martyrs on 29 December 1886

Lower Saxony State Museum

The Lower Saxony State Museum is a museum in Hanover, Germany. It is located opposite the New City Hall; the museum comprises the State Gallery, featuring paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, plus departments of archaeology, natural history and ethnology. The museum includes a vivarium with fish, amphibians and arthropods; the museum's forerunner was the Museum of Art and Science, inaugurated in 1856 in the presence of George V of Hanover. Based in the present-day Hanover Künstlerhaus, it was renamed the Museum of the Province of Hanover or Provincial Museum; the museum soon ran out of space for its art collections, prompting the construction of the current building, on the edge of the Maschpark, in 1902. It was designed by Hubert Stier in a Neo-Renaissance style; the building's relief frieze, titled "Key Moments in the Evolution of Humanity", was created by the Hanoverian artist Georg Herting in partnership with Karl Gundelach and Georg Küsthardt. It was renamed the State Museum in 1933, the Lower Saxony State Museum of Hanover in 1950.

The cupola above the central risalit was destroyed by Allied bombs during the war. Extensive renovations and modernisations were carried out in the building's interior from 1995 to 2000; the reopening took place on 13 May as part of Expo 2000. The State Gallery features art from the 11th to the 20th centuries; the collection includes German and Italian works from the Renaissance and the Baroque, 17th-century Flemish and Dutch paintings, Danish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, a print room featuring old German masters, Dutch drawings, 19th-century printworks, drawings by German Impressionists. Some of the best-known artists include Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer; the gallery's other strengths include German and French Impressionist paintings, works by Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt, major works from members of the Künstlerkolonie Worpswede group, such as Bernhard Hoetger, Fritz Overbeck, Otto Modersohn and Paula Modersohn-Becker. Caspar David Friedrich's four-piece Tageszeitenzyklus is the only complete such series by Friedrich in a single museum.'Der Tageszeitenzyklus' by Caspar David Friedrich The natural history department features, among other things, a life-sized model of a dinosaur, a vivarium with more than 2,000 native and exotic fish and reptiles.

The model dinosaur, an iguanodon, is not an accurate reconstruction by the standards of modern palaeontology, but has been integrated into an exhibition which shows the changing reconstructions of this species over time. The department has zoological, anthropological and geological exhibits on the primeval history of Lower Saxony's regions, including the Harz mountains, the heathlands, the North Sea coast; the Lower Saxony State Museum has a major archaeological collection, containing some unique finds. With over a million artifacts showing the economic and technological development of human settlement, the display covers 500,000 years of history, spanning the Early Stone Age to the late Middle Ages, from the early hunter-gatherer cultures to the blossoming of metropolitan life; the archaeology department is supported by the Lower Saxony State Society of Prehistory, its working group "Arbeitskreis... STEINZEIT"; the ethnological collection is among the oldest in German-speaking territory, includes around 20,000 artworks and everyday artefacts from all parts of the world.

A wide range of religions and cultures in America, Africa and Asia is displayed through the findings of explorers and ethnologists. The Lower Saxony State Museum hosts temporary exhibitions on changing themes; the museum offers its own pest control facility for infested artworks and artefacts, for use by private citizens. Heide Grape-Albers: Das Niedersächsische Landesmuseum Hannover 2002. 150 Jahre Museum in Hannover – 100 Jahre Gebäude am Maschpark. Festschrift commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Maschpark building. Lower Saxony State Museum, Hanover, 2002. ISBN 3-929444-29-1. Frühes Gold. Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Goldfunde aus Niedersachsen. Lower Saxony State Museum, Oldenburg, 2003. ISBN 3-89995-066-6. Official website