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Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales was a Cambro-Norman archdeacon of Brecon and historian. As a royal clerk to the king and two archbishops, he travelled and wrote extensively, he visited Rome several times, meeting the Pope. He was nominated for several bishoprics but turned them down in the hope of becoming bishop of St Davids, but was unsuccessful despite considerable support, his final post was as archdeacon of Brecon, from which he retired to academic study for the remainder of his life. Much of his writing survives. Born c. 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Gerald was of mixed Norman and Welsh descent. Gerald was the youngest son of William FitzOdo de Barry or Barri, the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland, a retainer of Arnulf de Montgomery and Gerald FitzWalter of Windsor, one of the most powerful Anglo-Norman barons in Wales, his mother was Angharad FitzGerald, a daughter of Gerald FitzWalter of Windsor, Constable of Pembroke Castle, his wife Nest ferch Rhys, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, the last King of South Wales.

Through his mother Angharad, Gerald was a nephew of David fitzGerald, Bishop of St David's, as well as a great-nephew of Gruffydd ap Rhys, the son and heir of Rhys ap Tewdwr, a cousin of Rhys ap Gruffydd, the famous Arglwydd Rhys and his family. Gerald received his initial education at the Benedictine house of Gloucester, followed by a period of study in Paris from c. 1165–74, where he studied the trivium. He was employed by Richard of Dover, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on various ecclesiastical missions in Wales, wherein he distinguished himself for his efforts to remove supposed abuses of consanguinity and tax laws flourishing in the Welsh church at the time, he was appointed in 1174 archdeacon of Brecon, to, attached a residence at Llanddew. He obtained this position by reporting the existence of the previous archdeacon's mistress. While administrating this post, Gerald collected tithes of cheese from the populace. Upon the death of his uncle, the Bishop of St David's, in 1176, the chapter nominated Gerald as his successor.

St David's had the long-term aim of becoming independent of Canterbury, the chapter may have thought that Gerald was the man to take up its cause. Henry II of England, fresh from his struggle with Thomas Becket, promptly rejected Gerald because his Welsh blood and ties to the ruling family of Deheubarth made him seem like a troublesome prospect, in favour of one of his Norman retainers Peter de Leia. According to Gerald, the king said at the time: "It is neither necessary or expedient for king or archbishop that a man of great honesty or vigour should become Bishop of St. David's, for fear that the Crown and Canterbury should suffer thereby; such an appointment would only give strength to the Welsh and increase their pride". The chapter acquiesced in the decision. From c. 1179-8, he taught canon law and theology. He spent an additional five years studying theology. In 1180, he received a minor appointment from the Bishop of St. David's. Gerald became a royal clerk and chaplain to King Henry II of England in 1184, first acting mediator between the crown and Prince Rhys ap Gruffydd.

He was chosen to accompany one of the king's sons, John, in 1185 on John's first expedition to Ireland. This was the catalyst for his literary career, he followed it up, shortly afterward, with an account of Henry's conquest of Ireland, the Expugnatio Hibernica. Both works were revised and added to several times before his death, display a notable degree of Latin learning, as well as a great deal of prejudice against a foreign people. Gerald was proud to be related to some of the Norman invaders of Ireland, such as his maternal uncle Robert Fitz-Stephen and Raymond FitzGerald, his influential account, which portrays the Irish as barbaric savages, gives important insight into Anglo-Norman views of Ireland and the history of the invasion. Having thus demonstrated his usefulness, Gerald was selected to accompany the Archbishop of Canterbury, Baldwin of Forde, on a tour of Wales in 1188, the object being a recruitment campaign for the Third Crusade, his account of that journey, the Itinerarium Cambriae was followed by the Descriptio Cambriae in 1194.

His two works on Wales remain valuable historical documents, useful for their descriptions – however untrustworthy and inflected by ideology and his unique style – of Welsh and Norman culture. It is uncertain; as a royal clerk, Gerald observed significant political events at first hand, was offered appointments as bishoprics of Wexford and Leighlin, at a little time the bishopric of Ossory and the archbishopric of Cashel, the Welsh Bishopric of Bangor and, in 1191, that of Llandaff. He turned them all down in the hopes of landing a more prominent bishopric in the future, he was acquainted with Walter Map. Retiring from royal service, he lived in Lincoln from c. 1196 to 1198 where his friend William de Montibus was now chancellor of the Cathedral. It was in this period tha

Terrence Loves You

"Terrence Loves You" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey for her album Honeymoon. It was released as the album's first promotional single on August 21, 2015. Written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels, the song has been described as "hypnotic", with Del Rey singing over piano, a "moaning" saxophone; the song contains an interpolation of the song "Space Oddity" by English singer-songwriter David Bowie from his eponymous second studio album. Del Rey stated that the song is her favorite from Honeymoon, describing it as "jazzy"; the song premiered via Del Rey's "Honeymoon Hotline", a hotline set up for fans to receive updates on the album direct from Del Rey herself, as well as have access to other content, such as lectures. On August 21, 2015, the official audio was uploaded to Del Rey's Vevo channel; the same day, "Terrence Loves You" was made available in digital download. "Terrence Loves You" is a lounge ballad. It has been described as "hypnotic", with Del Rey singing over piano, a "moaning" saxophone.

The song contains an interpolation of the song "Space Oddity" by English singer-songwriter David Bowie from his eponymous second studio album. The song opens with isolated guitar notes plucked and dropped, before moving into the distance as piano chords appear, followed by violins, Del Rey's vocals; the chorus is delivered in an operatic style and lyrically talks about strength in the face of abandonment. Throughout the chorus, there are brief saxophone sections inserted and David Bowie references with lyrics such as “Ground control to Major Tom/ Can you hear me all night long?”. Rolling Stone called the song "hypnotic" and praised Del Rey's vocal performance

Linda Coleman (North Carolina politician)

Linda Coleman is an American politician from the state of North Carolina. Coleman was elected to three terms as a Democratic state representative in the North Carolina General Assembly before being appointed Director of the Office of State Personnel by the Governor in 2009, she attended public schools in North Carolina A&T University. She earned a master's degree in public administration, her first job out of college was as a classroom teacher. Before serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives, Coleman was a Wake County Commissioner for four years, worked as human resources management director at the State Departments of Agriculture and Administration and as personnel director for the Department of Community Colleges. In the legislature, she represented North Carolina. Coleman was elected for the first time in November 2004 and re-elected in 2006 and 2008. In her first term, she served as chair of her freshman class in the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus. Coleman ran for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 election, had the backing of the State Employees Association of North Carolina.

The News and Observer endorsed Coleman, calling her "the better-qualified and more moderate choice." She lost the general election by a narrow margin to Republican Dan Forest. Coleman ran for Lieutenant Governor again in 2016, she won the Democratic primary on March 15 with 51 percent of the vote over three challengers. Coleman was defeated again by Forest in the November rematch. Coleman was the Democratic nominee for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district in the 2018 general election, she was narrowly defeated by incumbent Republican George Holding. News & Observer: Perdue appoints Coleman to Personnel Campaign site

Colony Township, Greeley County, Kansas

Colony Township was a township in Greeley County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the former township was 172. Colony Township contained no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains two cemeteries: Rogers; the stream of South Fork White Woman Creek runs through this township. Greeley County was divided into three townships. However, in 1992, Colony Township and Harrison Township were merged into Tribune Township, leaving only one township for the county; this was not reported to the U. S. census until 2006, thus the 2000 census did not reflect the merger. Colony Township contained landing strips: Tuttle Landing Field and Walter Airport. USGS Geographic Names Information System US-Counties.com City-Data.com

Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College Hall

Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College Hall are two historic buildings located on the campus of Elim Bible Institute at Lima in Livingston County, New York. The Genesee Wesleyan Seminary building was constructed in 1842 and now serves as the college Administration Building, it is a ​4 1⁄2-story neoclassical–style brick structure. It features a 2-story verandah composed of two tiers of sturdy columns; the Genesee College Hall is a complete neoclassical temple form. It measures two and a half stories high and five bays wide, with an Ionic hexastyle portico extending the length of the south facade, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Elim Bible Institute

Jay Staggs

Jay Staggs is a former professional American and Canadian football defensive back. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2007. Staggs attended and played for Dos Pueblos High School from 1999-2002, he played college football for the UNLV Rebels. He was a member of the UNLV Rebels football staff as a graduate assistant coaching Safeties from 2012-2014. After receiving his Masters in Public Administration he was hired by Timm Rosenbach in 2015 as the Defensive Coordinator at Adams State University, he is cousins with former MLB outfielder Ryan Church. Staggs started in his final 26 games played as a defensive back. On April 30, 2007, Staggs signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears from April 30, 2007 to August 27, 2007 after competing in the Bears 2007 Training Camp. On January 12, 2008, Staggs signed a free agent contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and was released in June. Staggs coached the junior varsity football team in Henderson, Nevada.

He was re-signed by the Alouettes on June 7, 2009, released again on June 24, 2010. He is a member of the Adams State Grizzly Football staff as the Defensive Coordinator. A former member of the UNLV Rebels football staff as a Graduate Assistant. Offensive StatsDefensive Stats NFL Profile Montreal BIO UNLV BIO UNLV STAFF BIO Adams ST STAFF BIO