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Emmett Tyrrell

Robert Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is an American conservative magazine editor, book author and columnist. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator and writes with byline "R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr." Tyrrell was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1961, he graduated from Fenwick High School in Illinois, he attended Indiana University, where he was on the swim team under the notable coach James "Doc" Counsilman. While at Indiana University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, living in a chapter house where Steve Tesich resided, he has a master's degree in American Diplomatic History. Tyrrell was one of those behind the Arkansas Project, financed by Richard Mellon Scaife, to improve the Spectator's investigative journalism, he detailed the project's purposes and accomplishments in his 2007 book The Clinton Crack-Up: The Boy President's Life after the White House. In 2000, government investigations of The American Spectator caused Tyrrell to sell the magazine to venture capitalist George Gilder.

In 2003, having a series of financial and legal setbacks, resold the magazine back to Tyrrell and the American Alternative Foundation, the organization under which the magazine was incorporated, for a dollar. The magazine was called The Alternative; the name of the owner was changed to the American Spectator Foundation. The magazine moved operations back to the Washington, DC, area; that year, former book publisher Alfred S. Regnery became the magazine's publisher. By 2004, circulation hovered at around 50,000. In 1972, Tyrrell married first wife Judy Mathews, with. In 1998, Tyrrell married Jeanne M. Hauch at Holy Rosary Church, Washington, DC. Tyrrell is a practicing Catholic, he obtained a canonical annulment of his first marriage before his present union. He serves on the Board of Selectors for Jefferson Awards. Tyrrell is the great-great-grandson of Patrick D. Tyrrell, an immigrant from Ireland and a detective in the United States Secret Service in the 1870s, involved in foiling the plot to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln in 1876.

1975: Samuel S. Beard Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under from the Jefferson Awards for Public Service 1978: Ten Outstanding Young Men in America award in History, he now serves on the Board of Selectors for Jefferson Awards. Tyrrell has written for Time, the Wall Street Journal, the London Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, he was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution. Public Nuisances The Liberal Crack-Up Orthodoxy: The American Spectator's 20th Anniversary Anthology The Conservative Crack-Up Boy Clinton: The Political Biography The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House The Continuing Crisis: As Chronicled for Four Decades After the Hangover: The Conservatives Road to Recovery The Death of Liberalism Appearances on C-SPAN

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (van Dyck)

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem is a 1617 oil painting by Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck, located in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in Indianapolis, Indiana. It depicts Jesus entering Jerusalem as described in the Gospels, the event celebrated on Palm Sunday. Van Dyck's presentation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is quite consistent with the biblical accounts; the ass foal he rides is entirely enveloped by his robes of rich blue and crimson. He is surrounded by his disciples on foot, jubilantly welcomed by a crowd of locals who lay branches in his path, it is a youthful, vigorous work, full of bright colors and slashing brushstrokes. The restlessness and muscularity of the figures are Baroque; the naturalism and large size of figures gives them tremendous immediacy, lending drama to the narrative. Painted when van Dyck was only about 18, Entry of Christ into Jerusalem demonstrates his early mastery of the medium, he was Peter Paul Rubens' principal assistant. While working on developing his own, more robust style, van Dyck was influenced by Rubens, as can be seen in the vibrant colors, dynamic composition, grand scale.

From November 2012 to March 2013, this painting was on display at the Prado as part of an exhibit called "The Young van Dyck." Covering his output from ages 16 to 22, this exhibit collected some 90 artworks from when he resided in Antwerp. This tally included 30 ambitious artworks like Entry of Christ into Jerusalem; this particular work, was noted as one of his most experimental, as the young artist sought to heighten the visual impact of his works. Entry of Christ into Jerusalem was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert in 1958 as a gift for the Herron School of Art, which evolved, in part, into the IMA, it is on view in the William C. Griffith Jr. and Carolyn C. Griffith Gallery and has the accession number 58.3. Triumphal entry into Jerusalem Entry of Christ into Jerusalem IMA page; the Young van Dyck

Apex Computer Productions

Apex Computer Productions was the brothers John and Steve Rowlands, British based game designers and programmers on the Commodore 64 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They programmed in pure assembly language and their earliest commercial release was Cyberdyne Warrior, a platform shooter, for Hewson in 1989. Soon after, they entered a relationship with Thalamus, the game publishing arm of Newsfield, who published their next game, Retrograde. After Creatures, Apex began work on the sequel Creatures II: Torture Trouble, still developing on the Commodore 64. In a startling coup—since Thalamus were associated with a rival magazine publisher in Newsfield, the home of ZZAP!64Commodore Format secured the rights to serialise the development of the game, which again proved popular. Creatures II was received favorably by the critics. Creatures II focused more on the popular torture screens than on the side-scrolling platforming of Creatures. Thalamus collapsed shortly after the publication of Creatures II, as the Commodore 64 had started to wane in popularity.

Apex decided to publish for themselves. Mayhem in Monsterland was their swan song. Platformers had become popular, with Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros. on the consoles. Mayhem was a game fashioned after Sonic, though a direct descendant of Creatures. Mayhem in Monsterland was given a "perfect" 100 % score; this proved controversial both because the game contained bugs, because the Rowlands brothers had close ties with the magazine, documenting the development of the game in game diary features. Cyberdyne Warrior Retrograde Creatures Creatures II: Torture Trouble Mayhem in Monsterland

Citadel Miniatures

Citadel Miniatures Limited is a company which produces metal and plastic miniature figures for tabletop wargames such as Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000. In the past Citadel Miniatures was a separate company but it has become a brand for Games Workshop miniatures. Although its models are used for the wargaming hobby, the painting of its miniatures is a hobby in itself. Citadel Miniatures was formed as part of the British game company Games Workshop in early 1979, as announced in White Dwarf issue #11: "Games Workshop and Bryan Ansell have got together to keep-alive Citadel Miniatures, a new miniatures company that will be manufacturing several ranges of figures. Ral Partha are in production, but Citadel will be producing own ranges, including the Fiend Factory figures, Fantasy Adventurers and Fantasy Specials. Citadel will not be limiting production to SF/F figures, but new ranges of historical wargaming figures"; the following issue of White Dwarf contained the first advertisement for Citadel's forthcoming figures.

Miniatures were produced using a white metal alloy including lead, although in 1987 Citadel began to produce plastic miniatures as well under the name "Psychostyrene" and "Drastik Plastik". Citadel has continued to produce white metal miniatures as the economics of plastic make it only suitable for large runs; some models are a combination of both materials, with the arm-less bodies and heads metal and the arms and other accessories plastic. In 1997 Citadel switched to a lead-free white metal because of concerns about lead poisoning in children. Most of the models created by Citadel require some form of construction after purchase. With smaller models this involves attaching arms and the base. Larger models require more construction. On May 16, 2011, Games Workshop announced a new range of Citadel models known as Citadel Finecast. Finecast has had mixed reviews by modellers. For example, Wayland Games, a retailer in UK, includes the following note on Finecast on their website: "Note: If you wish to purchase any Finecast products please accept that this is a product for experienced modellers only and that some remedial effort is required due to the nature of the material and manufacturing techniques.

If in doubt please do not purchase." From 1979 to 1984 Citadel had a reciprocal distribution and manufacturing deal with Ral Partha to bring each other's products to Britain and North America respectively. Citadel has produced and distributed miniatures under other names: Chronicle Miniatures was a competitor run by Nick Lund and bought out by Citadel and they continued to operate under that name for a time. Iron Claw Miniatures were a range of miniatures designed and distributed by Citadel in 1987 and 1988 and sculpted by Bob Olley. Many of the designs were incorporated into the main Citadel range. Marauder Miniatures was a separate company set up by two former Games Workshop/Citadel sculptors in 1988 and promoted alongside Citadel Miniatures in White Dwarf; the miniatures were cast and distributed by Citadel, the company was absorbed into Citadel in 1993. Over the years, as well as producing their own original miniatures, they have produced licensed ranges based on characters from games, movies, TV and books.

These included figures based on RuneQuest, Fighting Fantasy, Judge Dredd, Doctor Who, Eternal Champion and Dragons, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Star Trek, Lone Wolf and The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Games Workshop re-won the Lord of the Rings licence, allowing them to make The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game miniatures to tie-in with the trilogy of films released by New Line Cinema, have extended the range to include characters based on the actual writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. Citadel Miniatures sometimes release limited edition models of specific or unusual characters, such as Thrud the Barbarian, Ian Livingstone, drunken Space Marines dressed in Christmas outfits and several representing Grombrindal, the white-bearded logo of White Dwarf magazine. Along with the standard range of miniature soldiers, Citadel's lines include fantasy based war-machines, like catapults and chariots, when Warhammer 40,000 came out, Citadel Miniatures branched out into vehicles, such as the Land Raider and Rhino transports for Space Marines.

Edwin J. Rotondaro reviewed Citadel Miniatures 25mm miniature figures released in 1984 and 1985 in The Space Gamer No. 76. Rotondaro commented that "Overall, I recommend Citadel miniatures to gamers who use any FRPG system, if they use the Warhammer rules." List of Citadel paints Forge World Miniature conversion Citadel Miniatures Hall - A Museum of Citadel Miniatures. Delcam PR on use of Delcam 3D modelling and machining tools for creation of Citadel Miniatures


Himatnagar or Himmatnagar is a municipality in Sabarkantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the district; the city is on the bank of the river Hathmati. Himatnagar was founded in 1426 by Ahmed Shah I of Gujarat Sultanate and named it Ahmednagar after himself, he founded the town to keep Raos of Idar State in check. It is said that he was so fond of the place that he thought of making it, instead of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat Sultanate; when the Rao dynasty took Idar in 1728, Ahmednagar soon fell into their hands. After the death of Maharaja Shivsing, in 1792, his brother Sangramsing took Ahmednagar and the country around. Sangramsing was succeeded by his son Karansing; the died in 1835, Erskine, the British Agent, in the neighbourhood with a force, moved to Ahmednagar to prevent the queens from becoming satis. The sons of the deceased Maharaja begged Erskine not to interfere with their customs. Finding him resolved to prevent the sati practice, while pretending to negotiate, they secretly summoned the Bhils and other turbulent tribes, in the night, opening a way through the fort wall to the river bed, the queens burnt themselves with their deceased husband.

The sons of the deceased Maharaja fled, but subsequently gave themselves up, after entering into an engagement with the British Government, Takhtsing was allowed to succeed his father as Maharaja of Ahmednagar. Some years he was chosen to fill the vacant throne of Jodhpur State, he tried to keep Ahmednagar and its dependencies, after a long discussion, it was, in 1848, ruled that Ahmednagar should revert to Idar State. In 1912, the town was renamed Ahmednagar to Himatnagar after prince Himmat Singh by Sir Pratap Singh, the Maharaja of Idar; the state was under Mahi Kantha Agency during British rule which subsequently became part of Western India States Agency. Among various old businesses with relevance to history of Himatnagar, Himat Vijay Printing Press was named after King Himat Singh and was owned and operated by Late Shri Chhotalal Narsinhdas Shah and he was longest servicing President of Himantagar Panchyant before it became municipality; the main road through City across to Municipal office has been named as C N Shah Road and parallel road has been named after famous Dr Nalinkant Gandhi, as Dr Nalinkant Gandhi Road.

Municipal Town Hall has been named as "Dr Nalinkant Gandhi Town Hall". After independence of India in 1947, Idar State was merged with Union of India. From 1947 to 1956, it was a part of Bombay State as Idar district. Himatnagar was the largest city and the administrative headquarters of the Dungarpur district, Rajasthan from 1956 to 1960. Since 1961, Himatnagar is the administrative headquarter and part of Sabarkantha district of Gujarat; the white sandstone and cement walls of the original fort, though much ruined in parts still surround the heart of town. The gateways the Prantij or Ahmedabad gate, are specimens of Muslim architecture; the bastions are hollow the inside occupied by pillared rooms in two stories which take up so much space that the walls of the bastions are composed of single layers of stone. In the town, a small stone building, with richly carved bow windows, was once the residence of the Maharajas of Ahmednagar. There are some interesting Jain temples. Further on is a well, known as the Kazi ni Vavdi, with inscriptions on the side walls, one in Arabic and the other in Devnagri, bearing the dates 1417 and 1522.

The second inscription shows that the well was built in 1522 by Shamsher-ul-Mulk, stated by tradition to have been a son of Sultan Ahmed Shah. Further, the citadel or inner fort, known like that in Ahmedabad as the Bhadra, contains some fine though ruinous buildings, the principal lacing that traditionally known as the Mulla or Mohina Rani's palace. Tho windows of these buildings are fine, of stone carved with the delicacy of lace. There are several wells hewn out of the solid rock, though dry, in good preservation. In 1858, the principal building in the Bhadra was occupied as a mess-house by a small force sent to keep order in the Mahi Kantha during the troubled times of the Mutinies, it has since become a ruin. Outside, at some distance from the Bhadra and opening on the Hathmati river, is the Idar gate, is close to it is a small mosque in perfect preservation, its windows worthy of notice, being each ornamented outside with a carved stone canopy while the frame is filled with carved stone work representing trees with foliage, through the interstices of which, a tempered light streams into the building.

This mosque is said to have been built by Nasar-ul-Mulk, the eldest son of Sultan Ahmed Shah I. East of this mosque is the Navlakha Kund, it is an oblong pit about 100 feet broad and 500 feet long. At the foot of the flight of steps, which form one of the sides of the pit, is a stone basin, filled with water from a perennial spring and with stone cloisters round three of its sides. At the back of the west cloister is a ladies gallery hidden from sight by carved open stone screens. On the south side is a building with a stone canopy intended for the king or chief man of the place, who during the heat of the day came with his ladies to enjoy this cool retreat; the cloister on the north has disappeared, but the others, in fair preservation, are fine specimens of architecture. Tradition ascribes the work to another of the sons of Sultan Ahmed. Close to this place are the remains of buildings said to have been cavalry lines. At one side of these, large arched doorways, now built up, led to an outwork facing the north, ov

2008–09 New York Islanders season

The 2008–09 New York Islanders season was the 37th season in franchise history. On April 14, 2009, the Islanders won the NHL Draft Lottery to receive the first overall draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Captain Bill Guerin was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March; the captaincy was left vacant for the rest of the season. Bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, z – placed first in conference AT – Atlantic Division, NE – Northeast Division, SE – Southeast Division The New York Islanders did not qualify for the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. †Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Islanders. Stats reflect time with Islanders only. ‡Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Islanders only; the Islanders picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ontario. Updated April 12, 2009; the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, the Odessa Jackalopes of the Central Hockey League are the Islanders' minor league affiliates for the 2008–09 season.

2008–09 NHL season