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Asbury United Methodist Church (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Asbury United Methodist Church known as Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is a historic church in Knoxville, Tennessee. The church is named for English Methodist evangelist Francis Asbury, credited with disseminating Methodism in the United States in late 18th and early 19th centuries, who on November 2nd, 1800 led the first Methodist worship service in East Tennessee; the church sits on land, donated in 1855 by the Huffaker family. The church building underwent its last major renovation in 1898; the Gothic revival architecture has been unaltered since that time. Subsequent additions include a backlighted painting of Jesus; the Methodist Church in America divided over the issue of slavery in 1845. For many years before the 1939 merger that formed the United Methodist Church, two separate Methodist groups held services in the Asbury church, with the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting for worship in the morning on Sunday and the Methodist Episcopal Church meeting in the afternoon; the church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

The National Register nomination referred to the "inspirational feeling" imparted by the Gothic revival architecture, the "sense of power" imparted by the church's steep gabled roof and pronounced arches, the "sense of strength and stability" conveyed by the square bell tower, which has a bellcast roof. Official website

Jack Hillyard

Major Jack Montagu Hillyard played cricket for Harrow in Fowler's match in 1910, served in the British Army in the First World War, became a moderately successful tennis player in the 1920s and 1930s. Hillyard was born in Harpenden, the son of Commander George Whiteside Hillyard and Blanche Bingley, his father won an Olympic gold medal for tennis in 1908, his mother won the women's championship at Wimbledon six times between 1886 and 1900. His younger sister Marjorie was born in 1896, in the Hillyard's house "The Elms" in Thorpe Satchville, Leicestershire, he attended Harrow School, played in the Eton v Harrow cricket match twice. In 1909, he took 3 wickets. Hillyard served in the Royal Field Artillery in the First World War, spending four years in France and reaching the rank of major, his father served in the Royal Navy. He played in the men's singles at Wimbledon from 1920 to 1930, 1932 and 1934, reaching the third round in 1920, 1922 and 1923, he lost the final of the All England Plate in 1924 to Jack Condon, but won the Surrey Grass Court Championships that year.

He won the Romsey Open in 1920, beating B. V Harcourt in the final. Hillyard achieved greater success in the doubles, where he was Riviera double champion with Erik Worm, won the Monte Carlo Second Meeting in April 1921, he reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in both men's doubles and the mixed doubles in 1921, playing with Algernon Kingscote and Phyllis Satterthwaite respectively. He repeated the feat in 1923, playing with Gerald Satterthwaite again. Hillyard married writer Fabienne d'Avilla in 1945, she was the daughter of French author Léon Brethous-Lafargue and divorced wife of Pedro Frederico Vaz de Carvalhaes. She wrote under the names Francis Evelyn Fabyan, she did not remarry after they were divorced, died in 1980. In 1952, he married Mary Penelope Colthurst, daughter of Sir Richard St John Jefferyes Colthurst, 8th Baronet, she had divorced first husband, Brigadier Godfrey John Hamilton, in 1942. She inherited Blarney Castle, she died 1975. Hillyard died in County Cork, Ireland, he had no children. CricketArchive George Hillyard: The man who moved Wimbledon, Bruce Tarran, p.51-54


Flavocoxid is a medical food consisting of plant derived flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory activity and are used to provide nutritional support to people with chronic osteoarthritis. Flavocoxid has been approved for use as a medical food in the United States since 2004 and is available by prescription for use in chronic osteoarthritis in tablets of 500 mg under the commercial name Limbrel. Flavocoxid has been linked to occasional minor elevations in serum enzyme levels during therapy and to rare instances of clinically apparent liver injury. In clinical trials, serum aminotransferase elevations occurred in up to 10% of patients on flavocoxid therapy, but elevations above 3 times the upper limit of normal occurred in only 1% to 2% of recipients. However, there have been several reports of clinically apparent acute liver injury attributed to flavocoxid. Most cases have occurred in women; the time to onset has been 1 to 5 months and the pattern of enzyme elevations was hepatocellular or mixed.

Most cases have been moderate in severity and no instance of acute liver failure or death has been reported. Complete resolution upon stopping flavocoxid has occurred in 2 to 12 weeks. Immunoallergic features have been mild and autoantibodies are not common. At least one instance of recurrence upon rechallenge has been reported. Flavocoxid is a proprietary mixture of molecules extracted from plants and it is unclear which component might be responsible for liver injury; the mixture includes extracts from Scutellaria baicalensis and Acacia catechu ), both of which have been implicated in causing idiosyncratic acute liver injury, but the mechanism is unknown. No instances of acute liver failure or chronic liver injury have been linked to flavocoxid use and all cases have been self-limited, without subsequent chronic hepatitis or vanishing bile duct syndrome. Recurrence upon re-exposure has been reported and rechallenge should be avoided. There is no information on possible cross sensitivity of hepatic injury with other medications or herbal agents such as skull cap or green tea.

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Battle of Fossalta

The Battle of Fossalta was an episode of the War of the Guelphs and Ghibellines in Northern Italy. It took place in Fossalta, a small location on the Panaro River, is remembered for the capture of Enzio of Sardinia, son of Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. In the spring of 1249, a Guelph Romagnol army of the Lombard League advanced to the Panaro; the army was composed of 3,000 knights and 2,000 foot soldiers from the Margrave Azzo VII d'Este and 1,000 knights and 800 foot soldiers of Bolognese militias from Porta Stieri, Porta San Procolo, Porta Ravegnana. The army was led by the Brescian Filippo Ugoni, who had victoriously defended Milan while besieged by Emperor Frederick II, accompanied by Ottaviano degli Ubaldini, the Cardinal of Bologna; the Guelph army threatened the Ghibelline city of Modena and therefore the Modenese had requested help from Enzio of Sardinia, imperial vicar in northern Italy, resided at Cremona. Enzio organised a massive army of 15,000 men, composed of Imperial Germans and Lombard Ghibellines from Cremona and Modena.

He led the army across the Po by using his self-constructed bridge at Bugno. They arrived at the Fossalta stream, some 5 km north of Modena. Both armies faced each other for days. On the 26 May 1249, Enzio ordered his troops to assume a formation, he split his army into 3 corps and positioned them into 2 lines. Ugoni divided his forces into 4 corps on a broad line. Once, the 2,000 additional troops from Bologna had arrived, Ugoni charged for battle. At dawn, the Guelph army furiously attacked Enzio, after a long struggle, the Guelphs were brought to a halt, but Bolognese attacks continued all day long. The Imperial army resisted each attack. By evening the Imperial line was bent and Enzio's horse was killed underneath him; the Bolognese advanced and the Imperial force started to flee. The fleeing Imperial force, who fought with the network of canals and streams in their back, were now an easy target for the Bolognese and many were killed or taken prisoner; the Bolognese had taken a lot of Cremonese prisoners at Fossalta.

The victorious Bolognese were greeted by a fanatical crowd upon their return to Bologna. Enzio, in his full armour and decorated helmet, was put in golden chains and paraded around Bologna on a horse, he would spend his whole life in the Bolognese palace thenceforth named after him, the Palazzo Re Enzo. The battle had no great meaning and did not change or shape the contemporary politics or map of Italy, but the defeat and the imprisonment of his son Enzio was a heavy blow for Emperor Frederick II. Frederick demanded the release of Enzio. Lexikon des Mittelalters: Band III Decker-Hauff Hansmartin: Band III Kantorowicz, Ernst. Kaiser Friedrich der Zweite. Http:// Bedürftig, Friedemann. Taschenlexikon Staufer

USS Compel (AM-162)

USS Compel was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the U. S. Navy during World War II, she was built to clear minefields in offshore waters, served the Navy in the Pacific Ocean. Post-war, she returned home proudly with one battle star to her credit, she was launched January 1943 by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, Oregon. Compel sailed from San Francisco, California, 22 June 1944 as escort for a tug group which arrived in Pearl Harbor 3 July. Continuing on to Majuro, Compel joined USS Coral Sea off Kwajalein 25 July to escort the carrier to Pearl Harbor. Compel swept mines off French Frigate Shoals from 6 August to 15 August escorted a convoy to Eniwetok, arriving 5 September to assume antisubmarine patrol. From 24 October 1944 until the end of the war Compel operated at Eniwetok, the Palaus, Saipan and Majuro, she acted as convoy escort, harbor entrance control vessel, experimental ship for minesweeping equipment. She sailed to Manus between 10 November and 12 November 1944 to deliver blood plasma to the men injured by the explosion of USS Mount Hood.

Taking departure from Saipan 29 August 1945 Compel sailed via Okinawa to clear the approaches to Wakayama, Japan, of mines. Moving to Nagoya for similar duty, she served there until 20 November when she sailed for San Francisco, arriving 16 December, she was placed out of commission in reserve at San Diego, California, 12 June 1946. Compel was reclassified MSF-162, 7 February 1955, she was sold on 26 August 1960. Compel was awarded one battle star for World War II service. Patrol boat Minelayer This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Compel - ex-AM-162 - ex-AMc-139