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Eliezer

Eliezer was the name of at least three different individuals in the Bible. Eliezer of Damascus was, according to the son of Nimrod. Eliezer was head of the patriarch Abraham's household. Medieval biblical exegetes have explained the noun ben mešeq as meaning "butler. Others say that he was given the name "Damascus" by Abraham who purchased Eliezer from Nimrod, had passed through the city of Damascus while returning with his servant from Babylonia. Other translations of Genesis describe Eliezer as Abraham's heir. There is an interpretation in Bereshit Rabbah, cited by Rashi, that Eliezer went alone with Abraham to rescue Lot, with the reference to "his initiates" stated to be 318 in number being the numerical value of Eliezer's name in Hebrew, interpreted in tractate Nedarim as Abraham not wishing to rely on a miracle by taking only one individual. According to most interpretations, the unnamed "...slave, the elder of the household, who controlled all, his ", who obtained Rebeccah as a bride for Isaac, was the same Eliezer.

Although he is not named in the Bible, but only described as "the servant of Abraham", Jewish tradition has that his name was Eliezer. Eliezer was Moses' and Zipporah's second son, his name means "Help of my God" in Hebrew. The verse in the Book of Exodus states: The name of the son was Eliezer, because'My father's God was my helper, rescuing me from Pharaoh's sword. Both Gershom and Eliezer were born during the time Moses had taken refuge in Midian and had married Jethro's daughter Zipporah. A prophet called Eliezer, son of Dodavah, rebuked King Jehosophat for aligning himself with Ahaziah, the King of Israel, he and Ahaziah built ships in Ezion-Geber. According to 2 Chronicles, the ships sank due to his not relying on the Lord: Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made." The ships were not able to set sail to trade. Entering Heaven alive – regarding Eliezer, the servant of Abraham

Dean–Stark apparatus

The Dean–Stark apparatus, Dean–Stark receiver, distilling trap, or Dean–Stark Head is a piece of laboratory glassware used in synthetic chemistry to collect water from a reactor. It is used in combination with a reflux condenser and a batch reactor for continuous removal of the water, produced during a chemical reaction performed at reflux temperature, it was invented by the American chemists Ernest Woodward Dean and David Dewey Stark in 1920 for determination of the water content in petroleum. Two types of Dean–Stark traps exist – one for use with solvents with a density less than that of water and another for use with solvents with a density greater than that of water; the Dean–Stark apparatus consists of a vertical cylindrical glass tube with a volumetric graduation along its full length and a precision stopcock at its lower end much like a burette. The lower end of a reflux condenser fits into the top of the cylinder. Below the joint between the condenser and the cylinder is a sloping side-arm that joins the cylinder to a reaction flask.

The lower end the side-arm turns downward, so that the side-arm is connected to the reaction flask by a vertical tube. The reaction flask is heated. Boiling chips within it assist with the calm formation of bubbles of vapor containing the reaction solvent and the component to be removed; this vapor travels out of reaction flask up into the condenser where water being circulated around it causes it to cool and drip into the distilling trap. Here, the immiscible liquids separate into layers; when their combined volume reaches the level of the side-arm, the upper, less-dense layer will begin to flow back to the reactor while the water layer will remain in the trap. The trap will reach capacity when the level of the water in it reaches the level of the side-arm. At this point, the trap must be drained into the receiving flask; the process of evaporation and collection may be continued until it ceases to produce additional amounts of water. More encountered is the model for solvents with a density greater than water.

This type has a tube at the bottom of the collection vessel to allow the organic solvent at the bottom to flow back into the reaction vessel. The water generated during the reaction floats on top of the organic phase; this piece of equipment is used in azeotropic distillations. A common example is the removal of water generated during a reaction in boiling toluene. An azeotropic mixture of toluene and water distills out of the reaction, but only the toluene returns, since it floats on top of the water, which collects in the trap; the Dean–Stark method is used to measure moisture content of items such as bread in the food industry. This equipment can be used in cases other than simple removal of water. One example is the esterification of butanol with acetic acid catalyzed by sulfuric acid; the vapor contains 63% ester, 29% water and 8% alcohol at reflux temperature and the organic layer in the trap contains 86% ester, 11% alcohol and 3% water, reintroduced. The water layer is 97% pure. Another example is the esterification of benzoic acid and n-butanol where the ester product is trapped and the butanol, immiscible with the water, flows back into the reactor.

Removing water in the course of these esterifications shifts the chemical equilibrium in favor of ester formation, in accordance with Le Chatelier's principle

Albert de Belleroche

Albert de Belleroche known as Albert Belleroche, was a Welsh-born painter and lithographer, who lived most of his childhood and his adulthood in Paris and England. He began as a painter, but at the turn of the century focused on lithography, for which he is most well-known, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre de Leopold by King Albert I of Belgium in 1933. Albert Gustavus De Belleroche was born on 22 October 1864 in Swansea, his parents were Brusseler Alice and Edward Charles, the Marquis de Belleroche, who died when he was three years old. His mother was the daughter of Desire Baruch. In March 1871, she married the son of MP Frederick Milbank, he grew up in Paris and London and he used the surname Milbank until he was 30 years of age. He attained the title of count from his father's family of French Huguenot ancestry. In 1882, Belleroche studied at Carolus-Duran's art school in Paris, preferring to study the masters like Johannes Vermeer and Sandro Botticelli at museums, he was a friend and studio-mate of John Singer Sargent in Paris and London, with the men making many sketches and paintings of each other.

Some of the works that Sargent made of Belleroche are suggestive of an emotional relationship between the men and Belleroche may have been the love of Sargent's life. Dorothy Moss, an art historian, states "Sargent's portraits of Belleroche, in their sensuality and intensity of emotion, push the boundaries of what was considered appropriate interaction between men at this period." Belleroche was financially independent and did not need or desire to obtain work through commissions. Instead, he chose which included Japanese wrestler Taro Myaki, he sought to be more independent of Sargent's artistic influence, affected by the Labouchere Amendment of 1885 that criminalised sexual relationships between men and used in 1895 against Oscar Wilde, a friend of Belleroche and Sargent. He took a studio in Montmartre in Paris, in 1900 transitioned from painting in oil to creating lithographs, predominantly of women, he created his works using wax crayon on stone. He entered into a ten-year relationship with Lili Grenier, who modeled for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

At the Salon d'Automne in 1904, a room was dedicated to his lithographs. In 1910, Belleroche married Julie Emilie Visseaux. Due to Lili's jealous behavior and his wife moved to England, first living with his mother in St John's Wood, Westminster. In 1912, they moved to West Hampstead and six years they moved to Rustington, Sussex; the couple had a daughter Alice and two sons and William. Belleroche became a master lithographer. Artist Frank Brangwyn said that "no one else has succeeded in making lithography the rival of painting." He developed a method of detecting forged watermarks in 1915. His work tapered off after World War I. A retrospective exhibition was held in 1933 at the Bibliothèque Royale in Brussels of 291 lithographs, he received the Chevalier de l’Ordre de Leopold from King Albert I of Belgium at that time. His works are in the collections of the National Museum of Wales, Bibliothèque Royale, Musée du Luxembourg, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the British Museum in London. There are two rooms at Musee d'Orange dedicated to Frank Brangwyn.

The San Diego Museum of Art has a large collection of Belleroche prints, some of which were included in the exhibition that they held entitled "A Century of Lithography". He moved to Southwell, Nottinghamshire when the English coast began to be bombed during World War II, his wife and daughter Alice were with him at the Crown Hotel and he kept a small studio in town. He suffered from a long illness before he died in Southwell on 14 July 1944; the funeral was officiated by J. P. Hales, Archdeacon of Newark, his son, William assumed the French title of count. Julie died in 1958 and was buried at Southwell. Albert de Belleroche: Women of the Belle Epoque was published in 1996 of his lithographs made in the first two decades of the 20th century. In 2001, Steven Kern published The Rival of Painting: the lithographs of Albert Belleroche. Media related to Albert de Belleroche at Wikimedia Commons Albert Belleroche, Artcyclopedia links Albert de Belleroche biography on Armstrong Fine Art

William Gardner Choate

William Gardner Choate was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Born in Salem, Choate received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Harvard University in 1852 and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1854, he was in private practice in Danvers, Massachusetts from 1855 to 1857 in Salem until 1865, in New York City, New York from 1865 to 1878. On March 14, 1878, Choate was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Samuel Blatchford. Choate was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 25, 1878, received his commission the same day. Choate served on the court for only three years, resigning on June 1, 1881. Following his resignation from the federal bench, Choate resumed private practice in New York City from 1881 to 1920, he died on November 1920, in Wallingford, Connecticut. William Gardner Choate at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

Ravnenes Saga

Ravnenes Saga is the debut album from the Danish folk/Viking metal band Svartsot. "Gravøllet" – 4:36 "Tvende Ravne" – 4:14 "Nidvisen" – 4:34 "Jotunheimsfærden" – 4:03 "Bersærkergang" – 4:42 "Hedens Døtre" – 4:13 "Festen" – 3:14 "Spillemandens Dåse" – 3:40 "Skovens Kælling" – 3:03 "Skønne Møer" – 4:21 "Brages Bæger" – 3:05 "Havets Plage" – 4:35 "Drekar" – 4:12 "Hævnen" – 3:43 Claus B. Gnudtzmann - Vocals Cristoffer J. S. Frederiksen - Lead guitar Stewart Lewis - Flutes, bodhran Michael L. Andersen - Rhythm guitar Niels P. Thøgersen - Drums Martin Kielland-Brandt - Bass

1973–74 Chicago Cougars season

The 1973–74 Chicago Cougars season was the Chicago Cougars' second season of operation in the World Hockey Association. The team qualified for the playoff and won two playoff series to make it to the Avco Cup Final before losing to the Houston Aeros; the Chicago Cougars revamped their lineup during the off-season in hopes of escaping the cellar. The Cougars strengthened their defense by signing National Hockey League all-star defenceman Pat Stapleton from the Chicago Blackhawks as a player-coach, Darryl Maggs from the California Golden Seals and goaltender Cam Newton from the Pittsburgh Penguins. To the forward line, the Cougars signed Ralph Backstrom from the Blackhawks, Eric Nesterenko, who had spent a season in Switzerland after a long career with the Blackhawks and Maple Leafs, junior all-star Frank Rochon from the Sherbrooke Beavers, acquired Joe Hardy from the Cleveland Crusaders and Duke Harris from the Houston Aeros; the Cougars scored 26 more goals than the previous season and reduced the goals against by 22 to post a 50% improvement in points and secure the final playoff spot in the East Division by a single point over the Quebec Nordiques.

Note: Pos = Position.