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O clap your hands (Rutter)

O clap your hands is an anthem in English for choir and organ by John Rutter. He composed the setting of verses from Psalm 47 in 1973 for a four-part choir and organ, made a version with orchestra, it was first published in 1973. Rutter included it in Psalmfest, a collection of nine psalm settings. Rutter composed the psalm setting in 1973 for Lionel Dakers and the Incorporated Association of Organists, he chose verses 1–7 from Psalm 47, a psalm calling to exalt God as the king of "all the earth" with hands and instruments. The Hebrew original mentions the shofar, given as trumpet in English; the psalm is associated with the Feast of the Ascension, because it mentions God going up with a shout. According to the sheet music published by Oxford University Press at, Rutter set the text in one movement, marked Bright and rhythmic. He scored it for a four-part choir and organ, but made a version with orchestra. Beginning in common time, the accompaniment has an ostinato-syncopated rhythm in the bass, grouping the eighth notes in a measure 3 + 3 + 2.

Similar patterns were used for the "Latin exuberance" in Rutter's Magnificat. The upper voices move in parallel scales in eighth notes, alternating one measure downward and one measure upward; the choir alone enters in unison with a phrase that moves upwards, covering an octave. It picks up the syncope in the stresses of the syllables "clap" and "hands", runs for the remainder of the first line, ending on another syncope on the word "people"; the time changes allow for a natural declamation of the text, including extra measures of 38. A first climax is reached with the words "He is the great King", where the choir is divided in five parts, marked fortissimo; the following verses are given to one part only, with the altos beginning "He shall subdue the people under us", marked tranquillo. The text "O sing praises unto our God" is broader, while "sing ye praises with understanding" is given to the choir a cappella; the anthem ends with a recapitulation of the exuberant beginning, with more syncopation.

The anthem was published by Oxford University Press in 1973. It was recorded several times, including a 1993 performance conducted by the composer in 1993 with his Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia, reissued in 2005 as part of an album Gloria: The sacred music of John Rutter, which contains A Gaelic Blessing and "The Lord bless you and keep you", among many others. In 1997, Klaus Uwe Ludwig conducted the organ version with the Bach-Chor Wiesbaden. Kalevi Kiviniemi was the organist in a 2003 recording with the Harju Kamerkoor conducted by Heikki Limola. On a 2015 recording by the choir of Ely Cathedral, conducted by Paul Trepte, it was connected liturgically to the Feast of Christ the King, concluding the collection. Rutter included the setting, together with eight other of his psalm settings, in a collection called Psalmfest; this was first recorded in 2014 by St Albans Cathedral Choir, the Abbey Girls' Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Lucas. At that time, John Quinn wrote a review of Rutter's intelligent approach to handling the texts, about O clap your hands: "When I first heard it, many years ago, I didn't much like.

I've changed my mind, however. O Clap Your HandsMormon Tabernacle Choir

Francisco Dalupan Sr.

Dr. Francisco Tarnate Dalupan Sr. is the founder and first Chairman of the Board and the President of the University of the East. He is the father of the legendary Filipino basketball coach Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan. Dalupan graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University. Before founding UE, he co-founded the Far Eastern University, headed by Dr. Nicanor B. Reyes, Sr. serving as a professor at the University of the Philippines Department of Economics. Together with his colleagues, Dalupan established the Philippine College of Commerce and Business Administration at R. Papa Street, Manila in 1946; the PCCBA admitted 350 students in the summer of 1947. The following year, more students enrolled and so more academic units had to be organized, the PCCBA moved to what is now UE's main campus on Claro M. Recto Avenue; the PCCBA was renamed the University of the East. Dalupan became the chairman of its board of trustees; the first members of the board were Atty. Hermenegildo Balbino Reyes, a businessman and former vice president of the University of the Philippines, Santiago F. de la Cruz, a certified public accountant and business executive who succeeded Dalupan as UE President.

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Nur Mustafa G├╝len

Nur Mustafa Gülen is a Turkish football coach and former footballer. He is the head coach of the Turkey women's national football team. Born in Istanbul on July 26, 1960, Gülen studied physical education and sports at Marmara University, graduating in 1985, he played football in Turkish professional leagues. He was member of Beşiktaş J. K. Sarıyerspor, Sakaryaspor and Çaykur Rizespor playing in the Süper Lig.. In 1996, he joined a technical director training program in Rome, he was appointed head coach of the Italian second-league women's team S. S. Lazio C. F. in 1999. After one season, he returned home, became assistant coach to Nevio Scala at Beşiktaş J. K.. Gülen served as assistant at Malatyaspor, he was Feyyaz Uçar's assistant at Karşıyaka S. K. at Malatyaspor and again at Karşıyaka S. K.. Following a season as assistant to Walter Zenga at Gaziantepspor, Gülen became head coach serving at TFF Third League team Yeni Burdur Gençlikspor. Nur Mustafa Gülen was appointed coach to Turkey women's national team, serving as assistant and head coach at senior, U-19, U-17, U-15 teams.

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Sons of Odin

Various gods and men appear as Sons of Odin or Sons of Wodan/Wotan or Sons of Woden in old Old Norse and Old High German and Old English texts. Four gods, Baldr, Víðarr and Váli, are explicitly identified as sons of Odin in the Eddic poems, in the skaldic poems, in Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, in the Gylfaginning section of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, but silence on the matter does not indicate that other gods whose parentage is not mentioned in these works might not be sons of Odin In various kennings Snorri describes Heimdallr, Bragi, Týr and Höðr as sons of Odin, information that appears nowhere else in the Edda. For Heimdall there is no variant account of his father; the same may not be true for Bragi if Bragi is taken to be the skaldic poet Bragi Boddason made into a god. But Týr, according to the Eddic poem Hymiskvida, was son of the giant Hymir rather than a son of Odin; as to Höd, outside of the single statement in the kennings, Snorri makes no mention that Höd is Baldr's brother or Odin's son, though one might expect that to be emphasized.

In Saxo's version of the death of Baldr, Höd, whom Saxo calls Høtherus, is a mortal and in no way related to Saxo's demi-god Baldur. Hermód appears in Snorri's Gylfaginning as the messenger sent by Odin to Hel to seek to bargain for Baldr's release, he is called "son" of Odin in most manuscripts, but in the Codex Regius version—the Codex Regius is considered the best manuscript—Hermód is called sveinn Óðins'Odin's boy', which might mean Odin's son but in the context is as to mean Odin's servant. However, when Hermód arrives in Hel's hall, Snorri calls Baldur his brother. To confuse matters other texts know of a mortal hero named Heremod; some manuscripts of the Skáldskaparmál give, along with other material, a list of the sons of Odin, which does not altogether fit with what Snorri writes elsewhere and so is thought to be a addition. As such it is omitted from some editions and translations, but it is included in Anthony Faulkes' 1982 translation; the text reads: Sons of OdinBaldr and MeiliVíðarr and NeprVáli, ÁliThor and HildólfrHermóðr, SigiSkjöldr, Yngvi-Freyr and ÍtreksjóðHeimdallr, Sæmingr Höðr and Bragi Sigi is ancestor of the Volsungs.

Skjöld is ancestor of Yngvi of the Swedish Ynglings. Sæming is ancestor of a line of Norwegian kings. All appear in Snorri's pseudo-historical Prologue to the Prose Edda as sons of Odin and founders of these various lineages all thought to be sons of Odin begotten on mortal women. A Faroese ballad recorded in 1840 names Odin's son as Veraldur, this Veraldur being understood as another name of Frö, of Frey; the name Hildolf appears in the eddic poem Hárbardsljód applied by the ferryman Harbard to his supposed master, but Harbard is Odin in disguise and there is no clear reference here to a son of Odin. The otherwise unrecorded Itreks-jod "offspring of Ítrekr" may be a reference to any of the sons of Odin, Ít-rekr "glorious ruler" being a name of Odin. Meili appears in the eddic poem Hárbardsljód where Thor calls himself Odin's son, Meili's brother and Magni's father. In Snorri's Gylfaginning Ali is only another name for Vali and Nep is the father of Baldur's wife Nanna. If this list is correct in giving Odin a son named Nep, if that Nep is identical to the father of Nanna mentioned by Snorri Nanna would be Baldur's niece.

But marriage between uncle and niece, though common in many cultures, does not appear in old Scandinavian literature. Týr, Höd, Bragi are conspicuously absent from this list, one reason to believe it is not from Snorri's hand; some manuscripts have a variant version of the list which adds Höd and Bragi to the end and replaces Yngvi-Frey with an otherwise unknown Ölldner or Ölner. This may be an attempt to bring the list into accord with Snorri though it still lacks Týr; some manuscripts add additional names of sons of Odin which are otherwise unknown: "Ennelang, Bior, Hardveor, Sönnöng, Rymur." The prologue to Snorri's Edda and the alternative list discussed above both include the following: Sigi. He was made the ancestor of the Völsung lineage. Skjöld. In Snorri's Ynglinga Saga in the Heimskringla, Skjöld's wife is the goddess Gefjön and the same account occurs in most, but not all, manuscripts of the Edda, but Saxo makes Skjöld the son of Lother son of Dan. And in English tradition Skjöld is son of Heremod when a father is named.

Yngvi. A son of Odin in the prologue to the Edda but identified with Frey son of Njörd in the Ynglinga Saga. In both accounts this figure is made ancestor of the Yngling dynasty in Sweden. Sæming. Snorri's Ynglinga Saga relates that after the giantess Skaði broke off her marriage with Njörd, she "married afterwards Odin, had many sons by him, of whom one was called Sæming" from whom Jarl Hákon claimed descent. Snorri quotes a relevant verse by the poet Eyvindr skáldaspillir. However, in his preface to the Heimskringla Snorri says that Eyvindr's Háleygjatal which reckoned up the ancestors of Jarl Hákon brought in Sæming as son of Yngvi-Frey. Snorri may have slipped here; as to the many sons, it is possible that some of the otherwise unknown sons in the previous section may be sons purportedly born by Skadi. According to Herrauds saga: Gauti. Gauti's son Hring ruled Östergötland, so Gauti appears to be the eponym of the Geatas in Beowulf; some versions of the English royal line of Wessex add names above that of Woden, purportedly giving Woden's ancestry, though the names are now thought be in fact another royal lineage, at some stage erron

MAC Mle 1950

The MAC 50 is a standard semi-automatic pistol of the French army and adopted in 1950. It replaced the previous series of French pistols, the Modèle 1935A & Modèle 1935S, was produced between 1950 and 1970, it was first made by MAC by MAS It is now superseded by the PAMAS, the French version of the Beretta 92, since 2020 by the 5th-generation Glock 17. In Châtellerault, 221,900 were made until it was closed in 1963 with production continuing in St. Etienne with 120,000 pistols would be made by 1978, it uses the Browning system like the FN GP 35 with an integral barrel feed ramp, it is a single-action trigger with slide mounted safety that locks the firing pin so the hammer can be lowered by pressing the trigger with safety engaged. The MAC-50 is based on the Modèle 1935S, for which MAC was the primary manufacturer, although it shares some characteristics with the Modèle 1935A, the design basis for the SIG P210. Algeria Central African Republic: Armée de Terre and Gendarmerie France French Armed Forces Police Nationale Ivory Coast Libya Morocco