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Emily McLaughlin

Emily McLaughlin was an American actress known for her long-standing role as original character Nurse Jessie Brewer on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital, from 1963 until 1991. McLaughlin was born in White Plains, New York, she was educated at Middlebury College and after studying drama began performing in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. McLaughlin made her television debut in 1959, with regular role of Eileen Seaton on the NBC daytime soap opera, Young Doctor Malone. In 1961, she moved to Hollywood and began appearing with guest starring roles on anthology dramas The Twilight Zone, Studio One and Kraft Television Theatre. From 1963-91, McLaughlin starred in the soap opera General Hospital as Nurse Jessie Brewer, she was cast as one of the original leading actresses on the series. Registered nurse Jessie Brewer spoke the opening line of the premiere episode, "Seventh floor, nurses station", a phrase that became a staple in the show's early years; the series' original premise centered around the drama of Brewer and Dr. Steve Hardy's personal lives and experiences at General Hospital.

In 1974, McLaughlin earned a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role. She became the first and only actress nominated for a Golden Globe Award for a role on the daytime soap, her character in General Hospital was seen less during the 1980s. Although she wanted the steady work and to keep her job, her failing health made it difficult, she was demoted to day-player status, but still retained her billing at the top of the cast crawl, behind only John Beradino as Dr. Steve Hardy. Towards the end of her life, she was only shown on the serial a few times a year, with her last appearance on the show aired on February 13, 1991 when Jessie attended the funeral of a character named Dawn Winthrop. On April 26, 1991, McLaughlin died of cancer, aged 62, she is interred next to Jeffrey Hunter in the Glen Haven Memorial Park cemetery in Sylmar, California. After her death, co-star John Beradino announced at the end of a General Hospital episode that McLaughlin had died.

However, the character Jessie Brewer was never referred to. Not until years during an anniversary episode, did Dr. Steve Hardy mention that Jessie had died. McLaughlin was married to actor Robert Lansing from 1956 -- 68. After their divorce, she married actor Jeffrey Hunter in February 1969. Three months after the marriage, Hunter died of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 27, aged 42. McLaughlin's daughter Mary Ann Anderson wrote and published Portrait of a Soap Star: The Emily McLaughlin Story. Don Keefer, "Emily McLaughlin's Life Story". Afternoon TV. September 1975, pp. 48–61. Emily McLaughlin at Find a Grave Emily McLaughlin on IMDb Emily McLaughlin at the Internet Broadway Database

Masdevallia davisii

Masdevallia davisii is a species of the orchid genus Masdevallia. It is known as the orchid of the sun and was known to the Incas as qoriwaqanki – due to its similarity in form to the red Masdevallia veitchiana, known as waqanki, it was named after Walter Davis who collected it near Cusco in Peru in 1873. Masdevallia davisii is grown cool and blooms in the late spring with a single brilliant yellow flower deep orange inside; the 6.5 to 9 cm flowers hold themselves high and appear successively on an erect, slender peduncle, 25 cm long. The flowers' predominant feature is their thickly textured and well-developed sepals, which end in three characteristic tails. Masdevallia davisii is found in growing on rocky slopes in Peru at elevations of between 3000 and 3600 metres. Masdevallia davisii can be grown in cool conditions in partial shade, it should be potted in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss and watered with the potting media kept moist. In 1873, Walter Davis was dispatched by James Veitch & Sons of Chelsea, London to collect samples of M. veitchiana and related species.

While collecting in the vicinity of Cusco, Davis found another unidentified Masdevallia species. He sent flowers to Heinrich Reichenbach for identification; the other parts of the flower are yellowish, white and of the deepest splendid orange inside. It was discovered by a, most new collector, Mr. W. Davis... I have a good opinion of this collector, introduced to me by a set of new dried Orchids. Masdevallia davisii flowered for the first time in England in August 1874 and gained favour, becoming cultivated in Europe for many years, but it disappeared from collections, joining the ranks of "lost" orchid species, before being re-introduced by David Wellisch of San Francisco in 1978 and by Berthold Wurstle of Spielberg, Germany in 1980. Media related to Masdevallia davisii at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Masdevallia davisii at Wikispecies A rather colourful description of a journey in search of Qoriwaqanki Entry at The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Entry on"Masdevallia davisii" at the Encyclopedia of Life

2012 Sabha conflict

The 2012 Sabha conflict started in the aftermath of the Libyan civil war, involved armed clashes between the Tubu and Abu Seif tribes in Sabha, a city of 100,000 in the region of Fezzan, Libya. It happened after February 2012 clashes in Kufra. On 27 March, Jomode Elie Getty charged the clashes as "genocide". A Paris-based Tabu official, Jomode Elie Getty, an official with the NTC but resigned on Tuesday, accused the NTC of siding with Arabs in attacks on Tabu tribesmen, he called for U. N. intervention. Issa Abdel Majit Monsur, the head of the Tubu tribe in Libya, announced the reactivation of the "Toubou Front for the Salvation of Libya", an opposition group, active during the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, he announced the possibility of separatist activities. A ceasefire was announced, as of 1 April the violence had stopped. Late on 25 March, clashes erupted in the southern city of Sabha, between Libyan government militia in the city and Tubu tribesman, after a man from the Abu Seif tribe was killed in a dispute over a car by the Tubu.

The fighting was, at first on the city outskirts. However, it spread to the city's main streets and black plumes of smoke could be seen rising from Sabha's airport on 26 March. Seven people were killed and another seven wounded; however reports put the death toll at 20 with another 40 people wounded. The Tubu stated that the Abu Seif attacked their negotiation team outside a government building while they were en route to talk about reconciliation. On 27 March, the fighting in Sabha continued and the toll was reported to had reached 49 dead, with 15 of the killed being from the Tubu and the rest from Abu Seif. Tubu militiamen had advanced into the center of the city and their snipers had taken up positions, inflicting a number of casualties. On 28 March, the fighting eased off with reports of a ceasefire, but escalated again. By the end of the day the toll had reached more than 70 dead and 150 wounded, 40 of the dead being from the Tubu. On 30 March, ceasefire was negotiated between the Council of Elders of Libya, Sabha local council and members of the Misrata militia in the southern city.

According to it, Tubu tribesmen are to withdraw from all areas and recognize the authority of the national army which would take control of all security operations in the south and on the borders. In return, the Tubu will be returned all property in Libya and there will be an investigation into the conflict. Moreover, local militias would be integrated into either Ministry of Interior forces. However, the fighting re-ignited the next day once again. On 31 March, the Tubus, after being pushed back south of the city, launched a counter-attack in a bid to re-enter the town. 16 people were killed, eight from each side, more than 50 wounded. The Libyan health minister announced that 147 people had been killed and 395 wounded, up to the night before, since the start of the fighting in Sabha; that day, colonel Wanis Bu Khamadh, commander in charge of army units inside the city, said that despite the clashes, the army was able to extend its area of control throughout most of the city and area south of the Sabha.

He claimed that situation de-escalated and army was making a push in order to take under its direct control the whole Fezzan region. On 2 April, Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib has visited area and confirmed that fragile peace was so far holding. Meanwhile, National Transitional Council president Mustafa Abdul Jalil declared southern region encompassing cities Wadi al Shatii, Ubari and Murzuq military zone where military commander, under which authority falls all armed forces in the region, was appointed by Ministry of Defence instead of regional military councils; the National Liberation Army and Ministry of Interior forces dispatched 2,000 soldiers and border guards to region with Free Libyan Air Force patrolling over the area. Meanwhile, the National Liberation Army was able to secure all areas of Sabha. El-Keib said "every Libyan is important to us. We're going to take care of them like we do take care of any other Libyan, like our brothers and sisters."Despite the deployment of 2,000 soldiers under the command of Wanis Bukhamada in March, violence has continued, with Bukhamada's home in Benghazi coming under attack in early September.

On 14 September further clashes between the Tebu and a local Arab tribe left 2 head, on 17 September there was an attempted assassination against Col. Ali Dallah Gaidi, the Head of Sebha Military Council. Gaidi's wife was killed in the attack


Cellanus was the abbot of Péronne in Picardy. At the time, Péronne was known as Perrona Scottorum on account of its fame as a home to Irish peregrini, he was a penfriend and correspondent of Aldhelm, it is from a surviving letter that much of our knowledge of Cellanus originates. Ludwig Traube believed him to be identical with the Abbot Cellanus whose obit is recorded in the Annales Laureshamenses under 706. Traube furthermore attributed two hexameter poems to Cellanus. Cellanus was thought to have been the composer of a panegyric in honour of Saint Patrick after the manner of Virgil, inscribed on the walls of a basilica at Peronne, dedicated to Patrick. However, Lapidge attributes this to Abbot Boniface. Against this and Howlett, think the poem is Hiberno-Latin. On this subject, Charles D. Wright states: "One of these items... consists of verses for a chapel or oratory dedicated to PATRICK, BISHOP OF THE IRISH.... Traube attributed the poem — whose author was Irish — to Cellanus because in the other surviving copy it is followed... by the poem “Quid Vermendensis memorem tot milia plebis”... in which Cellanus names himself as well as his diocesan bishop, Transmarus of Noyon.

Traube left open the possibility that Cellanus commissioned the poem, since the lines “Haec modo Cellanus, uenerandi nominis abbas, / Iussit dactilico discriui carmina uersu” are ambiguous. Coccia thinks it more that the lines mean that Cellanus commissioned the poem, doubts that Cellanus himself would refer to himself so immodestly.... Traube’s attribution of the poem on St Patrick — which depends on the attribution of the one about Péronne — has been questioned, chiefly on the grounds that there is no evidence for a chapel dedicated to Patrick at Péronne.... Traube... did, cite explicit testimony from the ninth-century VIRTUTES S. FURSEI... that Fursa had brought to Péronne relics of Patrick as well as of Beoán and Meldán and interred them there, it is likely that this would have been in a chapel honored by a dedication." O Roma nobilis. Philologische Untersuchungen aus dem Mittelalter, Ludwig Traube, pp. 399–395, Abhandlungen der königlichen bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Klasse 19, 1894.

Perrona Scottorum, ein Beitrag zur Überlieferungsgeschichte und zur Palaeographie des Mittelalters, pp. 469–538, Vorlesungen und Abhandlungen, ed. Franz Boll, Paul Lehmann, Samuel Brandt, München 1900. Autographs of Insular Latin Authors of the Early Middle Ages, pp. 103–36, Michael Lapidge, in Gli autografi medievali. Problemi paleografici e filologici. Atti del convegno di studio della Fondazione Ezio Franceschini. Erice, 25 settembre–2 ottobre 1990, ed. Paolo Chiesa and Lucia Pinelli, 1994. Insular Acrostics, Celtic Latin Colophons, pp. 27–44, David Howlett, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 35, 1998. Autographa des früheren Mittelalters.”, pp.1-62, Hartmut Hoffmann, Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 17, 2001. Hiberno-Latin Literature to 1169, Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, chapter XI, A New History of Ireland, volume I, 2005. Charles D. Wright -


Taius was a bishop of Zaragoza during the Visigothic period, from 651-664, succeeding his teacher Saint Braulius. His surname was Samuel. Taius, like Braulius and Bishop Ildefonsus, was a pupil of Saint Isidore of Seville. Taius was ordained as a priest in 632, served as an abbot in an unknown monastery. At the request of Quiricus of Barcelona, Taius compiled a collection of extracts from the work of Gregory the Great in 653–654. In 654 progress on the compilation was slowed by the revolt of Froia and the invasion of the Basques, he traveled to Rome, where he was sent to procure the third part of Gregory's Moralia missing in Spain. He received this work from Pope Martin I, his main work involved compiling others' works. In a letter to Eugene II of Toledo, he explained the plan of his writing and its relationship to Gregory’s model. During Froia's siege, Taius had been working on a revision of the Lex Visigothorum and was unable to leave the city; the result was what has been regarded as a “poorly organized” book called Sententiarum libri V, which drew upon the writings of Gregory and Saint Augustine, his only known work.

He participated in the Eighth Council of Toledo, the Ninth Council of Toledo and the Tenth Council of Toledo. Collins, Roger. Visigothic Spain, 409–711. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0-631-18185-7. García Villada, Z. “Fragmentos inéditos de Tajón.” RABM 30, 23–31. Madoz, J. “Tajón de Zaragoza y su viaje a Roma.” Mélanges Joseph de Ghellink 1:345–60. Palacios Martín, A. “Tajón de Zaragoza y la ‘Explicatio in Cantica Canticorum.’” AEF 3 115–27. Robles, L. “Tajón de Zaragoza, continuador de Isidoro.” Saitabi 21, 19–25. Serratosa, R. “Osio de Córdoba. Tajón de Zaragoza.” Estudios 19, 85–95. Vega, A. C. “Tajón de Zaragoza. Una obra inédita.” CD 155 145–77. Wilhelm Kohl. "Taius". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon. 11. Herzberg: Bautz. Cols. 431–433. ISBN 3-88309-064-6. España sagrada: Vol. 31 Ed. Enrique Florez. Madrid: 1770. Includes a reprint of the Sententiarum Libri V and associated material. "Caii, vel Taionis, Caesaraugustanae urbis episcopi, cognomento Saorohelis, vel Samuhelis Sententiarum libri V, quibus praemittitur Epistola noncupatoria".

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Overseas Marine Certification Services

Overseas Marine Certification Services known as OMCS CLASS is an independent classification society, Recognized Organization and Recognized Security Organization based on Panama City, Republic of Panama. The society's was founded in 2004, establishing their head office in Panama, it has four regional offices located in Shanghai, Canary Islands and Asuncion; the main vision of OMCS CLASS is to provide classification, certification and advisory services is duly authorized by several national maritime administrations, such as Panama, Sierra Leone, Belize, Palau and Paraguay, among others. As a Classification Society and Recognized Organization, OMCS CLASS can carry out statutory inspections on behalf of different flag administrations. Statutory Certification. Safety Of Life At Sea, SOLAS. Load Lines. Prevention of Marine Pollution from ships, MARPOL. Tonnage Measurements. ISPS Code. ISM Code. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Advisory & Consultancy. Ship Classification. Plan and Manual Approvals. Risk Management.

In 2009, was opened a regional Middle East office in Dubai. That office has been granted with the operating permit from the Maritime Authority of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; the society began business in Asia in 2010 opening their first office in Shanghai, with the objective of providing better service to ships in the Far East, May 21, 2010, OMCS CLASS receive the certification of its quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 from the certifying agency ABS-QE. In 2013, was opened a European Regional Office in Canary islands, Spain, in order to benefit with the strategic location. In early 2015, OMCS CLASS opened a regional office in South America, strategically located in Asuncion, Paraguay.