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Emperor Keikō

Emperor Keikō known as Ootarashihikooshirowake no Sumeramikoto was the 12th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Both the Kojiki, the Nihon Shoki record events that took place during Keikō's alleged lifetime. Keikō was recorded as being an exceptionally tall emperor who had a large family. During his reign he sought to expand territorial control through conquest of local tribes, he had a important son named "Prince Ōsu", in possession of the Kusanagi when he died. This treasure was moved to Atsuta Shrine, is now a part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan. There is a possibility that Keikō lived or reigned in the 4th century AD rather than the 1st, but more information is needed to confirm this view. Keikō's reign is conventionally considered to have been from 71 to 130 AD. During his alleged lifetime, he fathered at least 80 children with two chief wives and nine consorts. One of his sons became the next emperor upon his death in 130 AD, but the location of Keikō's grave is unknown.

Keikō is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto tomb at Nara. The Japanese have traditionally accepted this sovereign's historical existence, a mausoleum for Keiko is maintained; the following information available is taken from the pseudo-historical Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, which are collectively known as Kiki or Japanese chronicles. These chronicles include legends and myths, as well as potential historical facts that have since been exaggerated and/or distorted over time; the records state that Keikō was born sometime in 13 BC, was given the name "Otarashihiko-no-mikoto". He was the 3rd son of Emperor Suinin, his second empress wife "Hibasu-hime". Otarashihiko-no-mikoto was chosen as crown prince over his elder brother based on a casual question on what they both had wished for. In the former's case he said "The Empire" while his elder brother said "Bow and arrows". Otarashihiko-no-mikoto ascended to the throne in 71 AD, coming a year after his father's death. Accounts in the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki are split when it comes to initial territorial expansion during Emperor Keikō's reign.

In the Kojiki, the Emperor is said to have sent his son "Prince Ōsu" to Kyūshū to conquer local tribes. Alternatively, the Nihon Shoki records that he went there himself and won battles against local tribes. Both sources agree that Keikō sent Yamato Takeru to Izumo Province, eastern provinces to conquer the area and spread his territory. According to traditional sources, Yamato Takeru died in the 43rd year of Emperor Keiko's reign; the possessions of the dead prince were gathered together along with the sword Kusanagi. Sometime these relics and the sacred sword were moved to the current location of the Atsuta Shrine. Emperor Keikō was recorded as 10 feet 2 inches tall, who had at least 80 children from multiple wives; this claim would put him into the category of Gigantism if verified, although as with other aspects it was more than exaggerated. Other than Yamato Takeru, at least three of Keikō's children were ancestors of notable clans. Emperor Keikō died in 130 AD at the age of 143, his son Prince Wakatarashihiko was enthroned as the next emperor the following year.

Emperor Keikō is regarded by historians as a "legendary Emperor" as there is insufficient material available for further verification and study. The name Keikō-tennō was assigned to him posthumously by generations, his name might have been regularized centuries after the lifetime ascribed to Keikō during the time in which legends about the origins of the Yamato dynasty were compiled as the chronicles known today as the Kojiki. There is a possibility; this period is concurrent with the Kentoshi having an audience with the Tang Emperor, more evidence is needed though to make any conclusions. Like his father before him, Keikō is known to have an exaggerated lifespan, unlikely to be factual; the consecutive reigns of the emperors began to be compiled in the 8th century, it is thought that age gaps were "filled up" as many lacunae were present. For comparison, verified ages in the 110s have since been documented and recorded as the "oldest in the world". While the actual site of Keikō's grave is not known, the Emperor is traditionally venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine at Nara.

The Imperial Household Agency designates this location as Keikō's mausoleum, is formally named Yamanobe no michi no e no misasagi. Outside of the Kiki, the reign of Emperor Kinmei is the first for which contemporary historiography has been able to assign verifiable dates; the conventionally accepted names and dates of the early Emperors were not confirmed as "traditional" though, until the reign of Emperor Kanmu between 737 and 806 AD. Emperor Keikō had a large family which consisted of 2 wives, 9 concubines, more than 80 children, it is now open to debate though, if these numbers are genuine or not. Some of his listed children might be duplicates of the same person; the size of Keikō's family could have been exaggerated over time through legends and word of mouth stories. List of Emperors of Japan Imperial cult Takahashi Ujibumi Aston, William George.. Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A. D. 697. London: Kegan Paul, Trubner. OCLC 448337491 Brown, Delmer M. and Ichirō Ishida, eds..

Gukanshō: The Future and the Past. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-03460-0

Undertones of War

Undertones of War is a 1928 memoir of the First World War, written by English poet Edmund Blunden. As with two other famous war memoirs-—Siegfried Sassoon's Sherston trilogy, Robert Graves' Good-Bye to All That--Undertones represents Blunden's first prose publication, was one of the earliest contributors to the flurry of Great War books to come out of England in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Paul Fussell has called Undertones of War an "extended elegy in prose," and critics have commented on its lack of central narrative. Like Henri Barbusse's Under Fire and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, the text presents a series of war-related episodes rather than a distinct, teleological narrative. According to Paul Fussell, in Blunden's “writing about horror and violence, understatement delivers the point more than either idealism or heavy emphasis.” G. S. Fraser, has called the text "the best war poem," despite its prose form, went so far as to print sections as poetry in the London Magazine

Scott Brady (lawyer)

Scott W. Brady is an American attorney who serves as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the head of litigation for Federated Investors. Brady served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Pittsburgh, from 2004 to 2010, where he prosecuted white collar crime, violent crime, drug trafficking offenses, he served as an associate at Jones Day and at Reed Smith, where his practice focused on multi-district litigation, white collar criminal matters, internal investigations. Brady serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. A graduate of Harvard University and the Pennsylvania State University School of Law, Brady clerked for Thomas Hardiman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, he worked in emergency relief and development in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia. Trump–Ukraine scandal Biography at U.

S. Department of Justice

Ava Vincent

Ava Vincent known as Jewel Valmont, is an American former pornographic actress. Vincent is from Marin County in Northern California, she graduated from San Joaquin Delta College with a theatre arts degree. She was a manager at an adult bookstore called Suzy's in Stockton, California prior to joining the adult industry. Vincent entered the adult film industry in 1998, she used the stage name "Jewel Valmont" until 2000 when she changed it to "Ava Vincent." That year, she filmed a couple of B movies titled Illicit Temptations and Hollywood Fantasies and was signed to do another one titled Sexual Intentions. She had a small role in Fast Sofa in which she has simulated sex with Jennifer Tilly, whose character in the film is a porn star. While working at Suzy's, Ava met Samantha Style, a customer. Samantha introduced Ava to Seymore Butts. Vincent was among the adult industry workers interviewed in 2001 for Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star, a mainstream documentary film about the origin of porn stage names. Vincent was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for August 2001.

That same month, she signed a five-year exclusive agreement with Topco Sales to endorse and develop sex toys. Vincent married pornographic actor John Decker in Las Vegas on July 2, 2001. Ava Vincent on IMDb Ava Vincent at the Internet Adult Film Database Ava Vincent at the Adult Film Database

Elsie Eaves

Elsie Eaves was a pioneering American female engineer, the first female associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a founding member of the American Association of Cost Engineers. Eaves was born in Idaho Springs and earned her civil engineering degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1920. At the age of 22, she was the first woman to earn a degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Eaves began her engineering experience. Eaves was a draftsman for the United States Bureau of Public Roads in Denver and the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, she joined the Women's Engineering Society in 1925, continued as a member throughout her career. In 1926 Eaves started working for McGraw-Hill in New York City for the Engineering News-Record Department, she was a publication and sales manager of the McGraw-Hill Construction Daily. In 1927, she was the first woman admitted to full membership to the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1945, she became the manager of Business News.

In 1929, Eaves originated and compiled the first national inventory of municipal and industrial sewage disposal facilities. Next, she compiled statistics on needed construction, which helped revitalize the construction industry during the Great Depression. After World War II, Eaves organized and directed ENR’s measurement of “Post War Planning” by the construction industry, used as the official progress report of the industry. In total, she was associated with McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record, a weekly trade publication, for 37 years, she retired in 1963, but continued practicing as an adviser to the National Commission on Urban Affairs on the subject of housing costs. She advised the International Executive Service Corps about construction costs in Iran. In 1974, she received the George Norlin Silver Medal, the highest alumni award given by the University of Colorado and, in 1979, she was the first woman to receive an honorary lifetime membership to the American Association of Cost Engineers.

Elsie Eaves died March 27, 1983 in Roslyn, New York, aged 84. First Woman to be elected Associate Member, Fellow, Life Member, of the American Society of Civil Engineers. First woman and first civil engineer to be elected as Member, American Association of Cost Engineers, where she became the first woman to be awarded an Honorary Life Membership. First woman elected as Chi Epsilon fraternity. First woman to receive the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado. First woman to receive the Honorary Life Membership Award from the American Association of Cost Engineers. First woman to receive the International Executive Service Corps "Service to Country" Award. First woman to receive the Award of Merit from the American Association of Cost Engineers. Who's Who in America, 1978–79, 1980–81 Who's Who of American Women, 1975 - 1979-80 Who's Who in Engineering, 1976 EJC Engineers of Distinction, Engineers Joint Council Kay, Sons & Daughters, Ltd.

Dartmouth, England Personalities of America, 1978... The Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. 1976 Video-taped biographical interview, Port Washington, N. Y. Public Library, 1971 Portrait of Elsie Eaves, Elsie Eaves. "Civil Engineering". In Layne, Margaret E.. Women In Engineering: Professional Life. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers Press. ISBN 9780784409916. Layne, Margaret. Women in engineering: Pioneers and trailblazers. Reston, VA: ASCE Press. ISBN 9780784472354

Frederick Hockley

Frederick Hockley was a British occultist and scryer, a London-based Freemason and a member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. Hockley avidly collected and transcribed over many years a vast library of important occult books and texts, including a Rosicrucian manuscript belonging to Sigismund Bacstrom, initiated into an occult society in Mauritius in 1794; this text had a great influence on British occultism. He established the spiritualist Croydon Circle in 1853, in which he claimed to be in communication with a group of spirits controlled by the Crowned Angel of the Seventh Sphere; this predated the first spiritualist organization in London, known as the Charing Cross Spirit Circle formed in January, 1857. Hockley practiced the art of'crystallomancy' or'the art of invocating spirits by the crystal' and believed this to be one of the most important forms of spirit communication, he kept notes on many of his experiences, accumulating a vast amount of information. It is said that through close knit London circles, his freemasonry connections and SRIA connections, as well as the extensive and vast library he left behind him on his passing that he contributed to the forming and curriculum of'The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn'.

It is alleged that the original cipher manuscript on which the Golden Dawn was formed may well have been written by Hockley. Hockley was a close friend of Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie and other British Rosicrucians and occultists of his period, he was purportedly a pupil of author of The Magus. In March, 1884 he joined the London Spiritualist Alliance. Hockley died November 10, 1885; the Rosicrucian Seer, 1986 and 2009 A Complete Book of Magic Science, 2008 Solomon's Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic, 2008 Occult Spells - A Nineteenth Century Grimoire, 2009 The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon, 2009 Invocating by Magic Crystals and Mirrors, 2010 Journal of a Rosicrucian Philosopher, 2010 Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans, 2011 A Book of the Offices of Spirits, 2011 Clavis Arcana Magica, 2012 Experimentum, Potens Magna in Occult Philosophy, 2012 Dr. Rudd's Nine Hierarchies of Angels, 2013 Ars Notoria - The Notary Art of Solomon, 2015 The Pauline Art of Solomon, 2016 Mr. Yardley's Process, 2016 Éditions Les Trois R The Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic, 2019 Book of Good Angels, 2019 Hockley, Frederick.

The Rosicrucian Seer: Magical Writings of Frederick Hockley. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press, 1986. King, Francis; the Rites of Modern Occult Magic New York: Macmillan, 1970. Description of Mr. Yardley's Process, on Éditions Les Trois R website. No. 14, Vol. 2. Vernal Equinox 2008 - Frederick Hockley: A Hidden Force behind the 19th Century English Occult Revival