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Gunderic, King of Hasding Vandals King of Vandals and Alans, led the Hasding Vandals, a Germanic tribe residing near the Oder River, to take part in the barbarian invasions of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century. He was a son of King Godigisel, the Hasdingi's Vandal king when his people breached the Rhine river frontier of the Empire on the last day of 406. During that year, the Vandals had become involved in a war with the Franks, who were settled as allies of the Romans, who attempted to keep the Vandals out. Godigisel was killed in the fighting and Gunderic succeeded him. Gunderic and his people crossed the Pyrenees into the Iberian Peninsula in October 409. With the Hasdingi portion of the Vandals he established the Kingdom in the Roman province of Gallaecia, they were driven out by the Visigoths in 418 on the orders of the Romans. In 418 Attaces, the king of the Alans, fell in battle against the Visigoths, who at the time were allies of Rome, in Hispania, most of the surviving Alans appealed to Gunderic who accepted their request and thus became King of the Vandals and Alans.

In 420 Comes Hispaniarum attacked the Vandals who had gone to war with the Sueves in Gallicia where the tribes were confined after the Visigoths had defeated them in 418. The imperial vicar defeated Maximus, son of earlier usurper Gerontius, in 420–421, but it resulted in the Vandals moving south to Baetica. Conflicts with the Suebi drove him into Baetica in the south of Hispania, where he joined the surviving Silingi portion of the Vandals; the Vandals moved south to Baetica in 420–1. They defeated a Roman army, led by magister militum Castinus, outside the walls of Cordoba in 422; the Vandals attacked Mauretania Tingitana, the Balearics, sacked Cartegena and Seville in 425. They did not remain in these cities. Gunderic re-took the city in 428; the Vandals departed Spain in 429 and for 10 years Roman Spain was intact except for Galicia under the control of the Sueves. Hydatius writes that in 428 Gunderic laid "hands on the church of that city, by the will of God he was seized by a demon and died."

It is unclear how Gunderic died, however it is theorized that Hydatius' writing was in reference to Gunderic's attempt to convert a Catholic church to an Arian church. The attempt was short-lived: not long after his attempt to seize the church in Hispalis, he unexpectedly died. After Gunderic died early in 428, the Vandals elected his half-brother Genseric as his successor, Genseric left Iberia to the Visigoths in favor of invading Roman Africa

Isabel Quigly

Isabel Madeleine Quigly FRSL was a writer and film critic. She was born in Spain and educated at Godolphin School and Newnham College, Cambridge. In her early career, she worked for Red Cross Geneva. Between 1956 and 1966, she was film critic of The Spectator, she served as literary editor of The Tablet from 1985 to 1997. She has contributed to numerous journals and newspapers, served on the jury of various literary prizes including the Booker Prize jury in 1986, her first book, only novel, The Eye of Heaven, was published in 1953. Other books include The Heirs of Tom Brown: The English School Story and Charlie Chaplin: Early Comedies, she has translated more than 100 books from Italian and French. Her most notable translations are Silvano Ceccherini's The Transfer, for which, in 1967, she won the John Florio Prize, Giorgio Bassani's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. According to Robin Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, Quigly was one of the top 10 translators of Italian literature of the last 70 years, alongside Archibald Colquhoun, Patrick Creagh, Angus Davidson, Frances Frenaye, Stuart Hood, Eric Mosbacher, Raymond Rosenthal, Bernard Wall and William Weaver.

Silvano Ceccherini: The Transfer Giorgio Bassani: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Giorgio Bassani: A Prospect of Ferrara Giorgio Bassani: The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles Alba de Céspedes: Between Then and Now Alba de Céspedes: La Bambolona Alba de Céspedes: The Secret Antonio Cossu: The Sardinian Hostage Attilio Veraldi: The Payoff Carlo Cassola: Fausto and Anna Carlo Monterosso: The Salt of the Earth Carlo Picchio: Freedom Fighter Elena Bono: The Widow of Pilate Elsa Morante: Arturo's Island Ercole Patti: That Wonderful November Fabio Carpi: The Abandoned Places Fausta Cialente: The Levantines Fortunato Seminara: The Wind in the Olive Grove Giuliana Pandolfi Boldrini: The Etruscan Leopards Giuseppe Dessì: The House at San Silvano Goffredo Parise: Solitudes Livia Svevo: Memoir of Italo Svevo Lorenza Mazzetti: Rage Luigi Magnani: Beethoven's Nephew Luigi Preti: Through the Fascist Fire Michele Prisco: A Spiral of Mist Nino Palumbo: The Bribe Nino Palumbo: Tomorrow Will be Better Oliviero Honore Bianchi: Devil's Night Oriana Fallaci: Nothing, So Be It Renato Ghiotto: The Slave Sergio Donati: The Paper Tomb Uberto Paolo Quintavalle: On the Make Georges Simenon: The Family Lie

List of 2014 Winter Olympics broadcasters

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be televised by a number of broadcasters throughout the world. As with previous years, Olympic Broadcasting Services will produce the world feed provided to local broadcasters for use in their coverage. In most regions, broadcast rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics were packaged together, but some broadcasters obtained rights to further games as well, while in Australia, the 2014 Games were offered individually after all three major networks were unable to reach a deal for both. In the United States, the 2014 Winter Olympics were the first in a US$4.38 billion contract with NBC Sports, extending its broadcast rights to the Olympic Games through 2020. As it did during the 2012 Summer Olympics, NBC offered live and tape-delayed coverage of events on television across its free-to-air network and a number of pay TV channels, provided streaming of all events online and on mobile platforms to those who subscribe to the channels on participating pay television providers.

ESPN and Fox Sports made competing bids for 2014 and 2016 Games only, but were outbid by NBC. In Europe, sports marketing agency Sportfive replaced the European Broadcasting Union as the sales agency of broadcast rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics in 40 European countries; the IOC still separately negotiated broadcast rights in larger European countries such as the United Kingdom, where after uncertainty over whether rights to the Games could be picked up by a pay television broadcaster such as Sky Sports, the BBC announced prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics that it would maintain exclusive rights to the Games through 2020. In Australia, after several major commercial networks pulled out of bidding on rights to both the 2014 and 2016 Games due to cost concerns, the IOC awarded broadcast rights to the 2014 Winter Olympics to Network Ten for AUD$20 million. In Canada, where the 2010 and 2012 Games were broadcast by a consortium of Bell Media and Rogers Media properties, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced in August 2012 that it had acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to the 2014 and 2016 Games, returning the Olympics to CBC Television and Ici Radio-Canada Télé for the first time since 2008.

While financial details were not announced, the CBC did state that it was a "financially and fiscally responsible bid", which would carry on the organization's 60-year history of Olympic broadcasting. The CBC sub-licensed pay TV rights to TSN and Sportsnet in English, along with Réseau des sports and TVA Sports in French. IMG acquired the rights for in-ship markets. Notes

Slovak Conservative Party

Slovak Conservative Party known as Network, is a centre-right political party in Slovakia. It was established by a former member of Christian Democratic Movement; the party was founded after the 2014 presidential election. NETWORK polled above 10% being second to SMER and was expected to become the major centre-right party after 2016 parliamentary election; the party received only 5.6 % of 10 seats in the actual election. The low support of NETWORK was one of many surprises of the election. NETWORK became part of governing coalition led by SMER which led to split in the party and another loss of support and departure of members including 3 MPs. NETWORK fell to 1% in polls. Procházka was replaced by Roman Brecely in August 2016. 5 MPs led by Andrej Hrnčiar left the party with intention to join Most-Híd. This left SIEŤ with only 2 MPs. Prime Minister Robert Fico announced on 19 August that SIEŤ ministers will resign and SIEŤ will be integrated into one of other coalition parties. In January 2017, SIEŤ announced.

Integration will happen in Spring 2017. When Radoslav Procházka decided to give up on his seat, SIEŤ lost another MP. Procházka was replaced by Zuzana Simenová. On 3 May 2017, SIEŤ lost its last MP. Roman Brecely resigned as the party's leader on 10 May 2017. Marek Čepko became acting leader. On 10 September 2017, Ivan Zuzula was elected the new leader. SIEŤ announced in June 2018; the name was changed on 4 July 2018. Radoslav Procházka Roman Brecely Ivan Zuzula Politics of Slovakia List of political parties in Slovakia 2016 Slovak parliamentary election

Charles Wycliffe

Charles Wycliffe is a fictional English detective superintendent, created by author W. J. Burley, he featured in twenty-two novels.. D/Supt Wycliffe is the head of the CID in Cornwall; as such, he takes charge of all investigations of serious crime. Although Wycliffe is not a native Cornishman and he is advised that the outlook and attitudes of people in some of Cornwall's more remote communities is not what he may be used to, he tries hard to sympathise with the victims and sometimes the perpetrators of crime and their families. Wycliffe is married to Helen, a former typist, they have two children, live in a large old house which overlooks the River Tamar estuary. The strains of Wycliffe's job, which means he has to spend long periods away from home investigating cases in the most distant parts of the county, sometimes take their toll on his family life, he has a fondness for antique books. Wycliffe is described as being a slight man, only just over the regulation minimum height for police constables.

He keeps fit by taking long walks along coastal paths. Several of Wycliffe's subordinates and colleagues are recurring characters. In many of the early cases those in or near Plymouth, Detective Inspector Gill is featured. By comparison with Wycliffe's approach, he unsympathetically bullies witnesses. In cases, Wycliffe relies more on the unpretentious Detective Sergeant Doug Kersey, Detective Sergeant Lucy Lane, who manages to look like a fashion model in the most cramped and squalid settings. Wycliffe tolerates rather than welcomes visits from his immediate superior, the bonhomous Deputy Chief Constable Bellings; the chief pathologist, Dr Franks appears, but he and Wycliffe appear to have little in common. In 1994, ITV filmed several of the novels as Wycliffe, over five seasons for a total of thirty-six episodes. In the series, Wycliffe was portrayed by actor Jack Shepherd. DI Doug Kersey was played by Jimmy Yuill and Helen Masters played DI Lucy Lane. There were some differences between the original.

For example, in the books, Wycliffe's children are living away from home. The TV Wycliffe was an accomplished jazz pianist. Wycliffe and the Three-Toed Pussy Wycliffe and How To Kill a Cat Wycliffe and the Guilt Edged Alibi Wycliffe and Death in a Salubrious Place Wycliffe and Death in Stanley Street Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat Wycliffe and the School Bullies Wycliffe and the Scapegoat Wycliffe in Paul's Court Wycliffe's Wild Goose Chase Wycliffe and the Beales Wycliffe and the Four Jacks Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue Wycliffe and the Tangled Web Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death Wycliffe and the Dead Flautist Wycliffe and the Last Rites Wycliffe and the Dunes Mystery Wycliffe and the House of Fear Wycliffe and the Redhead Wycliffe and the Guild of Nine Wycliffe and the Last Lap unfinished Wycliffe series W. J. Burley biographical website

2004–05 Rotherham United F.C. season

During the 2004–05 English football season, Rotherham United F. C. competed in the Football League Championship. During the 2004 -- 05 season, the club spent most of the season bottom of the league; the club was bought by the consortium, Millers 05. Ronnie Moore left by mutual consent during the campaign, after his team were rooted to the bottom of the division for the majority of the season. After relegation to League One in April 2005, Mick Harford took over as Millers manager. Rotherham United's score comes first Squad at end of seasonNote: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality