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Gunnar Hámundarson

Gunnar Hámundarson was a 10th century Icelandic chieftain. He lived in Hlíðarendi in Fljótshlíð and is better known as Gunnar of Hlíðarendi, he features prominently in the first half of Njáls saga, which tells of the chain of events leading to his death in battle. Gunnar was Rannveig Sigfúsdóttur or Rannveig Sigmundardóttur, he had two brothers, Kolskeggr and Hjörtr, one sister named Arngunnr, the wife of Hróar Tungugoði. He was married to Hallgerðr Höskuldsdóttir of Höskuldsstaðir in Laxárdal in Dalasýsla, known as Hallgerðr langbrók, he was her third husband. It was said that she had killed both her former husbands, their marriage was considered imprudent by Gunnar's friend Njáll Þorgeirsson, because it was caused by lust and not practicality. Gunnar was a great warrior — he is described as nearly invincible in combat. According to Njáls saga, he was a powerful, athletic man "capable of jumping his own height in full body armour, both back and front", he was a skilled archer, in close combat his weapon of choice was the atgeir, which scholars consider to have been a halberd or glaive of some sort.

He was said to have taken this famed weapon in battle from a man named Hallgrímur, while on a Viking raid to the island of Eysýsla. Gunnar was a skilful stone-thrower, able to hit enemies between the eyes from meters away, an excellent swimmer. There was no game at which he had an equal, his behaviour was always polite, but firm — he gave good advice, was kind and mild, yet he was not thought of as an intelligent man because of his way of talking. However, Gunnar's wise insights and deep understanding suggested that he was as smart as he was handsome, he kept good company. Gunnar has been called "handsome and beautiful of skin and had a straight nose, turned up at its tip, he was blue-eyed and keen-eyed and ruddy-cheeked with thick lustrous hair and well-combed." He was described as the most beautiful man in the world, as having no equal. Gunnar was a close friend of Njáll Þorgeirsson of Bergþórshvol and came to him for advice. Njáll told him not to kill two men of the same family — this would lead to his death.

Njáll's prediction proved right. When Gunnar killed two family members of Gissur the White, the family sought vengeance and the men set out to Hlíðarendi to do murder. Njáll advised Gunnar to head abroad to escape them. Gunnar intended to depart, but when he saw his homestead from the distance, he was so moved by the beauty of it that he changed his mind and decided to remain behind; this led to the epic battle. When Þorgrim and a few other grudge-bearing men were scouting around Gunnar’s house, Gunnar woke up and stabbed Þorgrim through a gap with his atgeir. Þorgrim returned calmly to his comrades. “Find that out for yourselves, but I am sure of, that his atgeir is home,” he said, fell down dead. At first, Gunnar managed to fight off his numerous attackers with his masterful archery; when his bowstring broke in close quarters combat, he asked his wife Hallgerður for hair from her head to mend the bow. Gunnar had slapped her when he discovered his wife had stolen food from a nearby farm during a famine, she vindictively refused.

He was killed as a result. Gunnar Hámundarson is considered to be the archetypical "light hero" of the Icelandic sagas, his manliness and heroic demeanor are exaggerated, he seems to have no ignoble weaknesses. Gunnar is admired as a hero because of his heroism and loyalty to his homeland. Gunther Full text of Njáls saga with English translation Pictures of Hlíðarendi in Iceland Þorleifur Hauksson reads "Gunnarshólmi." 5:06.

Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision

Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision is an administrative subdivision of Nadia district in the state of West Bengal, India. Nadia district is part of the large alluvial plain formed by the Ganges-Bhagirathi system; the plains spread southwards from the head of the delta. The Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision has the Bhagirathi on the west, with Purba Bardhaman district lying across the river; the long stretch along the Bhagirathi has many swamps. The area between the Bhagirathi and the Jalangi, which flows through the middle of the subdivision, is known as Kalantar, a low-lying tract of black clay soil. A big part of the subdivision forms the Krishnanagar-Santipur Plain, which occupies the central part of the district; the Jalangi, after flowing through the middle of the subdivision, turns right and joins the Bhagirathi. On the south-east, the Churni separates the Krishnanagar-Santipur Plain from the Ranaghat-Chakdaha Plain. A portion of the east forms the boundary with Bangladesh; the area had large forests.

The huge influx of East Bengali refugees that took place in the district after the partition of India and the steady influx since paved way for conversion of forest into agricultural land. Nadia district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions: Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision has 8 police stations, 7 community development blocks, 7 panchayat samitis, 77 gram panchayats, 534 mouzas, 487 inhabited villages 2 municipalities and 16 census towns; the municipalities are: Nabadwip. The census towns are: Mira, Jagadanandapur, Chapra, Baruihuda, Paschimbhatjangla, Tiorkhali, Bablari Dewanganj, Majdia, Char Maijdia and Char Brahmanagar The subdivision has its headquarters at Krishnanagar. Police stations in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction: Community development blocks in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision are: The subdivision contains 77 gram panchayats under 7 community development blocks:Kaliganj block consists of 15 gram panchayats, viz. Barachandghar, Mira–I, Debagram, Mira–II, Faridpur, Plassey–I, Rajarampur Ghoraikhetra, Gobra and Plassey–II.

Nakashipara block consists of 15 gram panchayats, viz. Bethua Dahari–I, Dharmada, Bethua Dahari–II, Birpur–I, Nakasipara, Birpur–II, Patikabari, Bilkumari and Majhergram. Chapra block consists of 13 gram panchayats, viz. Alfa, Chapra–II, Pipragachhi, Hatisala–I, Brittihuda, Hatisala–II, Chapra–I, Hatkhola and Maheshpur. Krishnanagar I block consists of 12 gram panchayats, viz. Assannagar, Dignagar, Bhaluka, Dogachi, Bhandarkhola, Chakdilnagar and Ruipukur. Krishnanagar II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Belpukur, Dhubulia–II, Naopara–II, Sadhanpara–II, Dhubulia–I, Naopara–I and Sadhanpara–I. Nabadwip block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Bablari, Mayapur Bamanpukur–II, Charmajdia Charbrahmanagar, Majdia Pansila, Mayapur Bamanpukur–I, Swarupganj and Fakirdanga Gholapara. Krishnaganj block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Bhajanghat Tungi, Matiary, Taldah Majdia, Gobindapur and Shibnibas. Nadia district had a literacy rate of 74.97% as per the provisional figures of the census of India 2011.

Tehatta subdivision had a literacy rate of 67.25%, Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision 71.03%, Ranaghat subdivision 79.51% and Kalyani subdivision 83.35. Given in the table below is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Nadia district for the year 2013-14: Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc; the following institutions are located in Krishnanagar subdivision: Krishnagar Government College was established at Krishnanagar in 1846. It is affiliated to the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, Sanskrit, history, political science, physics, mathematics, zoology and geography. It has facilities for MA in philosophy and Bengali, M. Sc. in geography and zoology. There are 2 hostels for boys. Dwijendralal College was established at Krishnanagar in 1968.

It is affiliated to the University of Kalyani. It offers honours courses in Bengali, Sanskrit, philosophy, political science, geography and B. Com. Krishnagar Women's College was established at Krishnanagar in 1958, it offers undergraduate courses in arts and science. Bethuadahari College was established at Bethuadahari in 1986, it is affiliated to the University of Kalyani. It offers honours courses in Bengali, geography, political science and accountancy. Local traders, agricultural labourers, rickshaw pullers and other citizens contributed extensively either by extending financial help or by offering manual labour to build the college. Kaliganj Government College was established at Debagram in 2015. Affiliated to the University of Kalyani, it

Toto in Hell

Toto in Hell is a 1955 Italian fantasy-comedy film directed by Camillo Mastrocinque. Italian cult horror film director Lucio Fulci co-wrote the screenplay. Antonio Marchi, a depressed thief, after several attempts of suicide, accidentally drowns in a river and ends up in hell. Here he is recognized as a reincarnation of Mark Antony and instead of ending the group of Violents is thrown by Belfegor to Cleopatra's arms, in the Lussuriosi group, but the meeting between the two is frowned upon by Satan, jealous of the woman, so, Totò, to escape his anger, escapes back to Earth. Totò as Antonio Marchi Maria Frau as Cleopatra Olga Solbelli as Cleopatra's mother Tino Buazzelli as Devil-secretary Nerio Bernardi as Satana Dante Maggio as Pacifico Mario Castellani as Cri cri / Jealous husband Fulvia Franco as Dirimpettaia Franca Faldini as Maria Galeazzo Benti as Club Singer Giulio Calì as Charon Vincent Barbi as Al Capone Mario Pisu as Ptolemy Pietro Tordi as The fool Guglielmo Inglese as Cavaliere Scardacchione Ignazio Balsamo as Infermiere Aldo Giuffrè as Minosse Toto in Hell on IMDb

Maize (color)

The shade maize or corn refers to a specific tone of yellow. In public usage, maize can be applied to a variety of shades, ranging from light yellow to a dark shade that borders on orange, since the color of maize may vary; the first recorded use of maize as a color name in English was in 1861. Biology "Light maize in color, this wildflower is found only now and in our area, treasured for its rarity; the three clumps, two near the east fence under a thriving red-stemmed dogwood and one beside a weathered stump, gave us a thrill last spring with their first buds."Chemistry "For slow cases, one can use the method... in which a solution of thymol blue has had its pH value adjusted so that it is maize in color and any slight increase in the acidity will make the solution turn blue."Sports Maize is one of the two colors used by the University of Michigan Wolverines although the actual shade of yellow used has varied over time. The athletic colors of Carleton College are maize and blue. List of colors

Scott Brison

Scott A. Brison is a Canadian former politician from Nova Scotia. Brison served as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Kings-Hants from the 1997 federal election until July 2000 from November 2000 to February 2019. Brison was elected as a Progressive Conservative but crossed the floor to join the Liberal Party in 2003, he served as the Minister of Public Works and Government Services from 2004 until 2006 in the Paul Martin government. He was President of the Treasury Board of Canada in Justin Trudeau's ministry until January 2019. In Opposition, Brison has served as the Liberal Party's Finance Critic. In 2005, he was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders". Brison announced on January 10, 2019, that he would not be standing in the 2019 federal election and was accordingly resigning from cabinet. On February 6, 2019, he announced he was resigning his seat in the House of Commons of Canada effective February 10, 2019. Brison now is the Bank of Montreal's vice-chair of investment and corporate banking.

Brison was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the son of Verna Patricia and Clifford Brison, who ran a grocery store. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. While there, he started and operated a successful business renting small fridges – he has jokingly referred to himself as a "fridge magnate". Brison worked in corporate sales for ten years, he entered politics as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the Nova Scotia riding of Kings—Hants in the 1997 election. Brison was one of a handful of new PC "Young Turk" MPs who were considered the future youthful leadership material that would restore the ailing Tories to their glory days. In July 2000, Brison resigned his seat. In the interim, Brison was appointed co-chair of the Tories' Election Policy Platform Committee, became vice-president of investment banking at Yorkton Securities in Toronto; when the 2000 election was called in October, Clark stood for election in Alberta riding. Brison returned as the PC candidate in Kings—Hants, was returned to Parliament.

In 2001, he served as the party's Finance and Industry critic, was vice-chairman of the House of Commons Finance committee. Brison came out as gay in 2002, saying that he is "not a gay politician, but a politician who happens to be gay." He became the fourth sitting Member of Parliament to do so after Svend Robinson, Réal Ménard, Libby Davies. As well, he was the first gay MP to sit as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 2003, following Clark's retirement, Brison ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives on a platform of "new ideas", that consisted of Employment Insurance reform, more private involvement in health care, integrated defence strategy with the US, liberal policies. At the leadership convention, his campaign was dealt a crucial blow by John Herron who defected to the MacKay camp. Despite gaining votes on the second ballot, Brison was eliminated by three votes and threw his support to Jim Prentice. Prentice lost on the final ballot to Peter MacKay, he fought publicly with other members of his party Elsie Wayne, over their opposition to same-sex marriage.

On December 10, 2003, four days after Brison voted in favour of the PCs merging with the Canadian Alliance to form the new Conservative Party of Canada, Brison announced that he would cross the floor and sit as a Liberal MP. He stated that he had reservations about the perceived dominance of former members of the more conservative Canadian Alliance in the new party. Brison was criticized for this move, however because he had supported the merger when it was first proposed. Others had pointed out that as Finance Critic, he had been outspoken in his attacks on Paul Martin, Finance Minister. Brison claimed his enthusiasm for the merger had become discernibly lukewarm in the final weeks before the vote, he indicated that he would honour his prior commitment to support the proposal, but said that he would reconsider his allegiance once the results were announced. On December 13, 2003, he was appointed as a parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U. S. Relations and sworn into the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

In the 2004 election, Brison was re-elected, his first victory as a Liberal. On July 20, 2004, Brison was named to cabinet as Minister of Public Works in Martin's post-election shuffle. In doing so, he became Canada's first gay cabinet minister; as the youngest member of cabinet, Brison served on three cabinet committees – Treasury Board, Domestic Affairs, Expenditure Review. He had served as Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance, been a member of the Standing Committee on Industry, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, he is a member of the Canada-U. S. Inter-Parliamentary Group and has served as the vice-president of the Canadian group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union where he took part in conferences in Moscow and New York, he was part of the Canadian delegation sent to two annual meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. On November 4, 2015, he was appointed the Treasury Board President in Justin Trudeau's cabinet, a position he held until the end of 2018.

On April 22, 2006, Brison entered the race for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. His

Golden Bear Stadium

Golden Bear Stadium is a multipurpose outdoor sports facility on the campus of Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. It features a synthetic turf field; the 1,500-seat stadium serves as the home field for Western New England University's football, field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Western New England University's football and lacrosse teams played their contests on the game field located near the St. Germain Campus Center; the field hockey team played its events on a grass surface at Suprenant Field. October 31, 2006 - Field hockey team defeats Simmons College, 2-1, in a semifinal match of the North Atlantic Conference Tournament, it was the final varsity athletic event held at Golden Bear Stadium for Western New England under the auspices of the NAC. May 5, 2007 - Women's lacrosse defeats Worcester State College, 14-10, in the championship game of the New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance Tournament, it was the final varsity athletic event held at Golden Bear Stadium for Western New England under the auspices of the NEWLA.

May 5, 2007 - Men's lacrosse defeats Springfield College, 8-6, in the championship game of the Pilgrim League Tournament. It was the final varsity athletic event held at Golden Bear Stadium for Western New England under the auspices of the Pilgrim League. May 12, 2007 - The Western New England men's lacrosse team hosts a second-round game of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Golden Bear Stadium, defeating Keene State 13-5; this is the first NCAA Tournament event in any sport to be held at Western New England University. May 16, 2007 - The Western New England men's lacrosse team hosts a quarterfinal game of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Golden Bear Stadium, losing to Cortland State 12-10. September 26, 2007 - Field hockey team defeats Endicott College, 3-2, in the first varsity athletic event held at Golden Bear Stadium for Western New England under the auspices of The Commonwealth Coast Conference. May 7, 2008 - Men's lacrosse team defeats Western Connecticut State University, 14-4, in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship.

May 2, 2009 - Men's lacrosse team defeats Endicott College, 12-7, to win TCCC Championship and earn an automatic berth to the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. November 7, 2009 - Football team ends it most successful season with a 31-10 victory over Nichols College; the Football team ended the year with a 6-4 mark, setting a school record for wins in a season to date. August 10, 2010 - New FieldTurf installed at Golden Bear Stadium November 20, 2010 - Football team participates in and wins the program's first postseason contest with a 66-41 victory over Maine Maritime in the Eastern College Athletic Conference North Central Bowl Championship; the win caps the most successful in program history as the Golden Bears finished with a school record 9-2 mark and tied for first in the New England Football Conference Boyd Division with a 6-1 conference record. August 2011 - New LED Scoreboard and Play Clock systems installed at Stadium. November 12, 2011 - Football team defeats Framingham State University 20-13 to win the program's first New England Football Conference championship.

With the victory, the football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Football Championship for the first time in school history. Western New England University athletics