Elche or Elx is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. According to the 2014 census, Elche has a population of 228,647 inhabitants, ranking as the third most populated city in the Valencian Community and the 20th largest Spanish city. Part of the municipality is coastal but the main city is some 11 km from the Mediterranean Sea. A small creek called Vinalopó flows through the city splitting it in two parts. Elche is so close to the city of Alicante, that both cities form a de facto conurbation of some 800,000 inhabitants that can well double during the summer peak-season. Elche is the home of football club Elche CF. La Alcudia is 10 km from the current city's location and the immediate predecessor of current day Elche; this original location was settled by the Greeks and occupied by Carthaginians and Romans. Greeks Ionian colonists from the Achaean city Helike established their new colony, naming it Helíkē around 600 BC, it was a point of resistance against Carthaginian advance in Spain between the First and Second Punic Wars.

The Romans granted it the status of colonia. Elche lost importance during the period of Moorish occupation, when it was moved north to its present location. James II of Aragon took the city from the Moors during the Reconquista; the city grew throughout the 18th century and became more important during the 19th century with the arrival of the railway and a booming industrial development of what used to be the traditional footwear industry. Many archaeological remains have been found in Elche, with the stone bust of the Lady of Elche being the most important; this may date from the Iberian period. The original is in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain; the economy of Elche is based, in large part, on the footwear industry, with over 1,000 shoe factories, being one of the most important footwear centres in Spain and the rest of Europe with brands like Pura Lopez or Panama Jack. There are other economic activities in Elche: agriculture, although it has lost importance in recent years. Elche has a conference centre, an international airport a public University, Universidad Miguel Hernández, a private University, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera.

Elche has a hot subtropical semi-arid climate. Palmeral of Elche, it is an orchard of over 200,000 palm trees, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Altamira Castle known as Alcázar de la Señoría, located next to the Municipal Park It was built in Almohad times, was renovated with brick exterior in the 15th century. A former fortress, in 1913 it became a fabric plant, it has been used as the town hall and as a prison during the Spanish Civil War, while today is home to the Elche Archaeology and History Museum Baños Arabes, which re-uses old Roman baths. Basilica of Santa Maria Calahorra Tower, of rectangular plan and Rabic origin, it represent the last relic of the old city walls. Municipio Convento de la Merced Huerto del Cura Elche Palaeontological Museum Elche Municipal Festa Museum Palm Groves MuseumThe Mystery Play of Elx is a sacral-lyrical medieval drama, dated from the 15th century, declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2002, it is played every year in mid August, in the context of the local holidays dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

As a part of this celebration, on the 13th of August is the date of a celebration in Elche called Nit de l'Albà in which a citywide night-long show of fireworks takes place. Marceliano Coquillat, architect Saúl Ñíguez Aarón Ñíguez Silvia Soler Espinosa Francisco Mojica, a microbiologist noted for his research on the CRISPR gene editing technique Oran, since 1939 Toulouse, since 1981 Jaca, since 1983 Subotica, since 2004 Kasukabe, since 2010 Kanpur, since 2014 Elche CF Medieval Festival of Elx Route of the Castles of Vinalopó Tour virtual 360° por la ciudad de Elche Economical and social information about the city 2007 Ajuntament d'Elx, Town Hall of Elche Instituto Valenciano de Estadística City official statistics. Turisme d'Elx, City council official Tourist guide Elche, City overview from a local citizen Cultura d'Elx, City council Cultural events website FuturElx, City council strategical development guidelines The first Elche Home Page Miguel Hernandez University of Elche BBC Radio 3 programme on Mystery Play - available to listen online 14-21 October 2006 Festival of street arts Elx al Carrer Museums of Elche

Alfred S. Regnery

Alfred S. Regnery is an American conservative lawyer and former publisher. Alfred S. Regnery was born on November 1942, in Chicago, he is the son of Henry Regnery, founder of Regnery Publishing, a conservative publishing house founded in 1947. Regnery graduated from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1965 and received a J. D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin in 1971. Early in his career, Regnery served as college director of the Young Americans for Freedom, as a Senate aide, the Lands Division of the U. S. Department of Justice under President Ronald Reagan. In 1976, Regnery ran for district attorney in Wisconsin. During that campaign, he publicized allegations to the police that his wife had been injured and forced to have sexual acts with men who had broken into their home. During investigation, police discovered a "stash of pornography" in the Regnery home. Regnery served as Legal Counsel to Republican Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada and to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

From 1981 to 1986, Regnery served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice. In 1983, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, he worked on the Meese Report. On May 21, 1986, Regnery resigned his position as administrator "abruptly" to return to the family business. Regnery was president of Regnery Publishing from 1986 to 2003. In 1993, he took a board position at Eagle, he was a partner at the Washington, D. C.-based law firm Keller and Heckman LLP until 2003. From 2003 to 2012, Regnery was the publisher of The American Spectator, he was asked to resign by the Board of Directors of the American Spectator Foundation because of editorial differences. Regnery is managing director of the Paul Revere Project for Salem Eagle, a subsidiary of Salem Communications and has served on Salem Eagle's board since 1993. In 1995, Regnery co-founded the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.

He serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Regnery served as trustee of the Philadelphia Society from 2011 to 2014. Other associates include the Committee for Western Civilization, American Foreign Policy Council, Americans for Tax Reform, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, International Policy Forum, Institute of World Politics, Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation, Leadership Institute, Westminster Institute, White House Writers Group, Hillsdale College, Morton Blackwell, James Lucier Jr. Robert R. Reilly, Robert Schadler, Howard Segermark. In 1969, Regnery married Christina S. Sparrow, who died in 2007, his cousin is William Regnery II, millionaire political activist and donor, founder of the National Policy Institute, employer of Richard B. Spencer. U. S. direct marketing law: the complete handbook for managers with Richard J. Leighton Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism Unlikely pilgrim "Alfred S. Regnery, Managing Director, The Paul Revere Project".

Salem Eagle. Retrieved 7 November 2016. "Board of Directors". Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. Retrieved 8 November 2016. Appearances on C-SPAN

Stephan Michelspacher

Stephan Michelspacher was a tyrolese printmaker active in Augsburg during the early seventeenth century. Michelspacher was a paracelsian physician living in Tyrol. Alinda van Ackooy has suggested that as a Lutheran he left Tyrol in around 1613 owing to the Catholic Renewal promoted by the Habsburgs. Augsburg was a centre of the print industry, in which Michelspacher was to participate. In Augsburg on becoming a printmaker he published Cabala, Spiegel der Kunst und Natur: in Alchymia in 1615; the book is noted for its selection of hermetic inspired prints. He collaborated with Johann Remmelin on an anatomical work, Pinax microcosmographicus