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Fredericton

Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city; the river is the dominant natural feature of the area. One of the main urban centres in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 58,220 in the 2016 Canadian Census, it is the third-largest city in the province after Saint John. An important cultural and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, The Playhouse, a performing arts venue; the city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues and world artists. Fredericton is an important and vibrant centre point for the region's top visual artists. Fredericton has been home to some great historical Canadian painters as well, including Goodridge Roberts, Molly and Bruno Bobak.

As a provincial capital, its economy is tied to the public sector. The city has the highest percentage of residents with post-secondary education in the province and the highest per capita income of any city in New Brunswick; the earliest known inhabitation of the area dates back 12,000 years, according to archaeologists, evidenced by recent finds. Excavations unearthed a campsite with firepit and more than 600 artifacts including stone tool fragments and arrowheads; the area of the present-day city of Fredericton was first used for seasonal farming by the Maliseet peoples. Maliseet cultivated food plants including: beans, Jerusalem artichokes, ground nuts, maize on the river banks and islands of the Saint John River. In the mid-18th century their principal village of Aucpaque was located several kilometres upriver from the site of present-day Fredericton; the first European contact was by the French in the late 17th century. Joseph Robineau de Villebon was appointed governor of Acadia. During King William's War, Villebon built Fort Nashwaak on the north side of the Saint John River, at the mouth of the Nashwaak River.

For most of the war, Fort Nashwaak served as the capital of the French colony of Acadia. French and English hostilities continued along the border. Within weeks of an attack of French and Indigenous forces launched from Fort Nashwaak on Pemaquid, the New Englanders struck back. In 1696, an expedition under command of Major Benjamin Church set out to destroy Fort Nashwaak. Commander Villebon had been prepared his defences. On 18 October, the British troops arrived near the fort, landed three cannons, assembled earthworks on the south bank of the Nashwaak River; the siege of Fort Nashwaak lasted for two days. The New Englanders were defeated, with seventeen wounded; the Acadians sustained losses of two wounded. After Villebon's death in 1700 and a devastating flood that destroyed several French farms in the area, the fort was abandoned; the Fredericton area was first permanently settled and named Pointe-Sainte-Anne ) in 1732 by Acadians fleeing Nova Scotia after the British took over the territory.

Their townsite was on the south side of the river a mile upriver from Fort Nashwaak. The British captured Ste. Anne's Point during the expulsion of the Acadians, burning the settlement to the ground in the St. John River Campaign during the French and Indian War, the North American front of their Seven Years' War in Europe against France. A 1762 settlement attempt by the British was unsuccessful due to the hostility of local Acadian and Indigenous populations; these settlers erected a community downriver at what is today the town of Maugerville. However, three fur traders settled permanently here in 1768. In 1783, United Empire Loyalists were settled in Ste. Anne's Point after the American Revolution, having left their properties in the United States, they were granted land in compensation in British North America by The Crown. Many died during the long first winter in Fredericton; the dead were buried in what became the Loyalist cemetery, still found on the south bank of the Saint John River. When spring came, more Loyalists left the new settlement to take up land grants in other areas.

When New Brunswick became a separate colony from Nova Scotia in 1784, Ste. Anne's Point became the provincial capital, winning out over Parrtown due to its central inland location; this made it less prone to American attack from the sea. A street plan was laid out to the west of the original townsite, King's College was founded, the locale was renamed "Frederick's Town", in honour of the second son of King George III of the United Kingdom, Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York; the name was shortened to Fredericton shortly after the city became the official provincial capital of New Brunswick on 25 April 1785. Thus, in a period of less than three years, the area of Fredericton went from being a sparsely populated region to being the capital of the new colony of New Brunswick; the same attributes that made Fredericton the capit

University of Arizona CPV Array

The University of Arizona CPV Array is a 2.38 MWp concentrator photovoltaics power station in Tucson, Arizona. It consists of 34 Amonix 7700 systems constructed in the Solar Zone of the University of Arizona's Science and Technology Park, it uses all three of the methods available to increase efficiency: dual-axis tracking, fresnel lens sunlight concentrators, multi-junction cells. The annual electricity production is expected to be about 3.5 GW·h, is being sold to Tucson Electric Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Alamosa Solar Generating Project Hatch Solar Energy Center List of photovoltaic power stations Renewable energy in the United States Solar power in the United States VIDEO: 2 MW of Amonix CPV Solar Power Inaugurated in Tucson, AZ

Ron Luce

Ronald Allan Luce is the co-founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries, located in Garden Valley, Texas. Together with his wife Katie, Ron founded Teen Mania in 1986 and led the organization until its bankruptcy in 2015. Luce is now CEO of a new ministry called Generation Next. One of Ron's early involvements was with Willie George Ministries, where he was involved in the Fire By Nite Christian variety show, distributed to subscribers, syndicated on television. Luce hosted weekend Acquire the Fire youth rallies and ministry clinics in large venues nationwide, many attracting tens of thousands of teens and youth workers, he hosted a weekly TV show, Acquire the Fire, telecast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and other Christian television stations. Training and ministry experience was provided for young adults wishing to enter into youth ministries, as interns in the Honor Academy. Luce expanded his operations in 2005 by starting the Battle Cry Campaign. Teen Mania filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December 2015, following financial difficulties, a lawsuit filed by Compassion International, criticism from former interns and employees.

Prior to filing bankruptcy, individuals who purchased tickets to canceled Teen Mania events were not refunded. Teen Mania was among the country's fifth-most insolvent charity with a net worth of negative-$5.2 million. Some have criticized his organization. Ron Luce speaks of a battle, waged against the "powers of darkness" and implemented through the "Love of Jesus Christ" to the individual; some of his statements: "This is war. And Jesus invites us to get into the action, telling us that the violent—the ‘forceful' ones—will lay hold of the kingdom." At a Cleveland "Acquire the Fire" event, he said, "The devil hates us, we gotta be ready to fight and not be these passive little lukewarm, namby-pamby, kum-ba-yah, thumb-sucking babies that call themselves Christians. Jesus? He got mad!... I want an attacking church!" Luce further exhorts his young followers to proclaim in unison: "I will keep my eyes on the battle, submitting to Your code when I don't understand."In a profile in Ministry Today magazine in 2014, Luce confirmed, "We're doing everything we can to raise up a young army who will change the world for Christ."

Luce has publicly condemned "purveyors of popular culture" as "the enemy," who according to Luce are "terrorists, virtue terrorists, that are destroying our kids... they're raping virgin teenage America on the sidewalk, everybody's walking by and acting like everything's OK. And it's just not OK." This type of imagery is said to be used under the context of a spiritual "battle" between good and evil. Ron Luce was one of the leaders of a youth rally, "The Fine Line," held in support of California Proposition 8 on October 1, 2008 at Rock Church in San Diego. Proposition 8 was an initiative that would constitutionally prohibit same-sex marriage in California. Luce presented the "8 for 8" action plan at the conclusion of the event. In 2011, Ron Luce was interviewed for an MSNBC documentary entitled "Mind Over Mania." The documentary showed footage of controversial Teen Mania events and practices, included interviews with past Honor Academy interns and Christian mental health professionals who criticized the ministry for using what they identified as cult mind control techniques according to Robert Jay Lifton's "Eight Criteria for Thought Reform".

Luce declined a follow-up interview for the documentary, but said that the footage was taken out of context and the MSNBC filmmakers had approached him under false pretenses. However, MSNBC responded in a statement; the documentary won an investigative reporting award from the CINE organization. On September 9, 2015, the 4th Judicial District Court in Colorado Springs issued an arrest warrant for Ron Luce for failure to appear at a hearing regarding a breach of contract lawsuit against Teen Mania. In the lawsuit, Compassion International sought a $174,124.73 judgment. Luce became involved in alcohol abuse while living with his father. Luce was taken in by a pastor, he committed his life to evangelizing and training young people. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology and Theology from Oral Roberts University and his Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tulsa. In 2002, U. S. President George W. Bush appointed him to the White House Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities, on which he served until 2004.

Luce joined the board of trustees of Oral Roberts University in January 2008. Luce has written or co-written a number of books: Battlecry for a Generation Battlecry for My Generation Guard Your Heart It's Only a Tattoo "The Mark of a World Changer" Power of One When Teens Pray Re-Create: Building a culture in your home stronger than the culture destroying your kidsOther works by Luce include the "Over the Edge" devotional series, the "Rise Up," "Dig In," "Band Together," "Move Out," and "Double Vision" curricula associated with the Battle Cry Campaign. Teen Mania Ministries Battle Cry Campaign Teen Mania Ministries Acquire the Fire youth rallies Battle Cry web site Honor Academy – youth ministry training Global Expeditions – Foreign Missions Extreme Camps BattleCry Newsroom ORU Alumni Feature: Ron Luce Biography of Ron Luce at Christian Leadership University Anti-Ron Luce Blog

Hero Ibrahim Ahmed

Hero Ibrahim Ahmed is the former First Lady of Iraq and the widow of Jalal Talabani. She was born in 1948 to an active political family, struggling against Kurdish oppression in Iraq, her father, Ibrahim Ahmad was imprisoned at Abu Graib in the 1950s which motivated her to follow politics. Her family was exiled to Kirkuk in 1954 and placed under house arrest until their return to Silemani in 1953. Upon returning her father was wounded in an assassination attempt, her family moved to Baghdad in 1958. She couldn't finish her education because of a military coup in Iraq which forced her family to flee to Iran, where she again resumed her education. In 1972 she graduated from Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad in Psychology, gave birth to her eldest son Bafil, she is active in the media and is the founder of one of the major Kurdish TV Channel - Kurdsat TV. She is a member and the de facto leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan politburo after being elected in the PUK 3rd congress in June 2010.

She promotes art and culture and has been instrumental in supporting the younger generation artists. Being a musician herself, Hero has supported several music projects, both for fund raising and for the media, is committed to continuing her support in the future. Hero is a women's right activist promoting music and art, she used the Kurdsat TV channel to launch multiple women awareness projects. Hero is the director of Kurdistan Save the Children a charity organisation that aims to provide food and education for thousands of displaced orphans, she recognised that at that time a grassroots Kurdish organization was much needed, as the involvement of local staff would ensure a better understanding of people’s needs. On 4 May 2008, while travelling to a cultural festival in Baghdad's National Theatre, a bomb exploded near her motorcade. Four of her bodyguards were injured, however Hero was not, it was unclear. This occurred on the same day as four U. S. marines were killed in Anbar Province by a roadside bomb

Hippolyte, tragédie tournée de Sénèque

Hippolyte, tragédie tournée de Sénèque is a French translation of the Latin play of Seneca, called Phaedra. Its Belgian translator, Jean Yeuwain, takes some liberties with the original, it was first published in 1591. Act 1: the young Hippolytus distributed to each of the people responsible, the jobs they should have for hunting, they marked the places where they should go, invokes the help of Diana goddess of hunting. Phaedra told her nurse that she burns with love for Hippolytus, the Nurse tries in vain to divert it; the chorus maintains that all things yield to love, men of any country, any age and any condition whatsoever, the same Gods of Heaven and Hell, as well as all kinds of animals. Act 2: the Nurse complains of the bad consequences of love and impatience, that gives in to this violent passion. Phaedra, disguised in the dress of an Amazon huntress to please Hippolyte; the Nurse tries skillfully to change the mind of Hippolytus, to make him consent to the delights of love and comforts of civilian life, but Hippolyte does not want to change his mind, far prefers his inclinations to country life.

Phaedra and her nurse use all kinds of tricks to attack the young man's modesty, but they can overcome it. That is; the chorus is praying to the gods, that beauty is as advantageous to Hippolyte it was pernicious and fatal to many, on the end sees Theseus. Act 3: Theseus is back from Hell asks the nurse of his wife, he finds before him, the cause of the grief of his house: it tells him something else, but that Phaedra has resolved to kill. Phaedra first pretended she would rather die than to report the violence to Theseus that he has done: as Theseus and made threats to the nurse to tell him the truth of what happened, she shows Hippolyte had left the sword. Theseus has recognized the sword, carried away by anger against his son, wished him dead; the chorus is complaining that as the course of heaven and everything else behaves with certain measures, but human affairs are not settled by the courts, since the righteous are persecuted and the evil are rewarded. Act 4: a messenger tells Theseus that Hippolytus was torn to pieces by his own horses, Neptune sends a sea monster, to the prayer of Theseus.

The chorus gives an account of the fickleness of the great fortunes and perils which they face, recommends the safety of small and deplores the death of Hippolytus. Act 5: Phaedra declares the innocence of Hippolytus and confesses her crime kills herself with hers own hand. Theseus regrets the death of his son, gives him the honors of burial, refuses to her cruel stepmother. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Jean Yeuwain, Gontran van Severen, tragédie tournée de Sénèque Jean Yeuwain Impr. L. Dequesne, 1933 Claude Francis, Les métamorphoses de Phèdre dans la littérature franc̃aise Recherche et choix, Éditions du Pélican, 1967 Hippolyte, tragédie tournée de Sénèque, Wikisource "Hippolyte, tragédie tournée de Sénèque", French wikipedia

Palmer-Marsh House

The Palmer-Marsh House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark on Main Street south of Carteret Street in Bath, North Carolina. Built in 1744, it is one of the oldest residences in North Carolina, is a well-preserved example of a large colonial town house with a commercial space built in, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It is now a North Carolina state historic site, is open for tours; the Palmer-Marsh House is located in the center of Bath, on the east side of South Main Street just south of its junction with Carteret Street. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, clapboard siding, a brick-faced foundation, it is oriented facing south, with a seven-bay facade. The other facades have secondary entrances at their centers; the secondary entrance on the street-facing west side opens into a large chamber that extends the full depth of the house, with a parlor and study continuing across the front. The interior retains some original features, including exposed timber framing.

The house was built in 1744 by Michael Coutanch. In years this space is said to have played host to the colonial legislature when it met in Bath. In the 1760s it was purchased by Robert Palmer, who served as the royal collector of the port, was on the governor's council. In 1802 the house was purchased by brothers Jonathan and Daniel Gould Marsh, whose family owned it until 1915, it underwent restoration by Historic Bath in 1960-62, was given to the state in 1963. List of the oldest buildings in North Carolina List of National Historic Landmarks in North Carolina National Register of Historic Places listings in Beaufort County, North Carolina Historic Bath: Palmer-Marsh House Historic American Buildings Survey No. NC-310, "Palmer-Marsh House, Main Street, Beaufort County, NC", 11 photos, 3 data pages, 1 photo caption page Historic American Buildings Survey No. NC-311, "Palmer-Marsh Smokehouse, Main Street, Beaufort County, NC", 2 photos, 2 data pages, 1 photo caption page