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Hari

Hari or Har is a name for the supreme absolute in the Vedas, Guru Granth Sahib and many other sacred texts of South Asia. Hari refers to God. In the Rigveda’s Purusha Suktam, Hari is the first and most important name of God, an alternative name of the supreme Being is Narayana after Hari and Purusha according to Narayana Suktam of theYajurveda. Within the Hindu tradition, it is used interchangeably with Vishnu to such an extent that they are considered to be one and the same. In the Vedas, it is required to use the mantra "Harih om" before any recitation, just to declare that every ritual we perform is an offering to that supreme Divine Being; the idea of demigods as found in Hinduism is different from that found within Greco-Roman mythology. This has to be borne in mind while understanding how, within Hinduism, all beings including demigods are inseparable from Hari; the phrase "Harih Om" gestures towards Advaita Vedanta and other categories of non-dual thinking. "Harih Om" is akin to saying that all creation that we can see is in fact, a mirroring of the One Self.

This is not the concept of mimesis. In Hinduism, kirtan or praise songs of any demigod has a common name known as Hari kirtan and katha and, storytelling is known as Hari katha. No depiction of Hari is permitted in Sikhism. Hari in Purusha Suktam, Narayana Suktam and Rudra Suktam is depicted as having a form with countless heads and arms. Lord Hari is called sharangapani as he wields a bow named as sharanga; the word "Hari" is used in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature as well as in Hindu, Sikhism and Jain religions. The name "Hari" appears as the 656th name of Vishnu in the Vishnu sahasranama of the Mahabharata and is considered to be of great significance in Vaishnavism; the Sanskrit word "हरि" is derived from the Proto-Indo-European root "*ǵʰel- to shine. The same root occurs in other Sanskrit words like haridrā, named for its yellow color. There are multiple names of Lord Hari mentioned in the holy scriptures of Hinduism such as the Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharata. A few names which are used quite Vishnu Narayana Rama Krishna List of names of Vishnu Madhav Damodar Govind Gopal The Harivamsha is a text in both the Puranic and Itihasa traditions.

As the name of tawny-colored animals, hari may refer to bay horses, or monkeys. The feminine Harī is the name of the mythological "mother of monkeys" in the Sanskrit epics. Harihara is the name of Shiva in Hinduism. Hari is the name of a class of gods under the fourth Manu in the Puranas. In Hinduism, beginning with Adi Sankara's commentary on the Vishnu sahasranama, hari became etymologized as derived from the verbal root hṛ "to grab, steal", in the context of Vaishnavism interpreted as "to take away or remove evil or sin", the name of Vishnu rendered as "he who destroys samsara", the entanglement in the cycle of birth and death, along with ignorance, its cause. In the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, Hari is a name of both Krishna or Vishnu, invoked in the Hare Krishna mantra; the element hari is found in a number of Hindu given names, e.g. Bhartrhari, Harisha, Harikesh, etc. Vishnu Narayana Hari Nama Keerthanam Hari Tuma Haro Harikatha Harijan Krishna

Wendell Hulcher

Wendell Ellsworth Hulcher was an American businessman and government bureaucrat. He served as mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1965 to 1969. Hulcher served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and Harvard Business School. During the early 1950s, he was employed as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, before taking a job as a manager at Ford Motor Company, which he held from 1954 to 1967. Hulcher ran as a Republican for mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1965, defeating Democrat Eunice L. Burns, attempting to become the city's first female mayor. Hulcher won reelection to the mayor's office in 1967, defeating Democrat and anti-war activist Edward C. Pierce, who would go on to win a mayoral election in the mid-1980s. Hulcher decided not to run for a third term in 1969. After his terms as mayor, Hulcher served in various agencies of the federal government through the 1970s, he was deputy director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations from 1969 to 1971, a staff member for the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and the Small Business Administration.

From 1979 until his retirement in 1993, Hulcher was a professor of business and economics at Florida Southern College. Hulcher died in 1999, his wife Violet Bell Hulcher died December 8, 2006. His personal papers are held at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, papers from his time as Mayor of Ann Arbor are held at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. Mayors of Ann Arbor page at PoliticalGraveyard.com Wendell Hulcher on LocalWiki

Abel Schrøder

Abel Schrøder Abel Schrøder the Younger, was a Danish woodcarver with a workshop in Næstved the centre for woodcarving in Southern Zealand. He is remembered for his many auricular altarpieces and pulpits depicting scenes from the life of Christ. Schrøder was the organist for 42 years in St Martin's Church, Næstved. Under the sponsorship of Frederik Reedz, a lensmand or royal vassal, most of Schrøder's work was for churches in the region of Vordingborg, he created the pulpit in Undløse Church, the parish church for Reedz' manor Tygestrup, now known as Kongsdal, also that in the neighbouring church of Søndersted. A stone epitaph in St Peter's Church, Næstved, provides a brief account of Schrøder's life: "Sculptor and organist in St Martin's Church for 42 years, husband of his dear wife Mette Petersdatter for 47 years with whom he was the father of nine children..." The inscription tells us Schrøder died on 5 March 1676 and that six of his children were buried with him. Schrøder is first mentioned in the Næstved land register for 1628.

Eleven works dated between 1632 and 1676 are known to be his. The pulpit in Nestelsø Church is considered to be Schrøder's as his decorative sign and the initials AAS, interpreted as Abel Abelsen Schrøder, are inscribed with the date 1632 on a limestone ashlar on the church's outer wall. Among the other works he certainly created is the altarpiece in Sandby Church, although other craftsmen contributed to it; the pulpit in Aversi Church near Ringsted is ascribed to his workshop. The corners are decorated with figures representing the Virtues while the panels depict Christ and the four Evangelists; the main theme of his altarpieces and pulpits is Christ's life on earth and in heaven as summarized in the Creed. Many of his altarpieces are centred on the Passion; the figures appear to be conversing with each other in a setting framed by reliefs and decorations in the Auricular style. The works frequently contain personifications of the Virtues or representations of the prophets and other Biblical figures.

The workshop worked with models from the Netherlands in composing reliefs as can be seen in the pulpit in Holmen Church inspired by illustrations from the Piscator Bible published by the Visscher family in Antwerp. Earlier, less well proportioned works were inspired by ornaments from the Neuws Compertament Buchlein published by Godfridt Müller in 1621; some 60 works and small, have been attributed to Schrøder by the relevant literature. If this assessment is correct, his workshop was one of the most productive of the period, his works were however not as well proportioned as those of Lorentz Jørgensen of Holbæk, nor were his Auricular decorations as coherent and consistent as those of the anonymous master known as AS. But Schrøder's work excels in the narrative displayed by his vast array of Biblical scenes as well as in his imaginative decorations. Altarpieces: Vordingborg Church, Tyvelse Church, Præstø Church, Tybjerg Church, Holmen Church, Copenhagen, St Martin's Church, Næstved, Tjøme Church in Norway.

Pulpits: Nestelsø Church, Undløse Church, Nordrupøster Church Altarpieces attributed to Schrøder: Everdrup Church. In Norway: Nes kirke, Borre kirke and Vivestad Church

Vallonia excentrica

Vallonia excentrica, common name the eccentric vallonia, is a species of small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Valloniidae. This species occurs in countries and islands that include: Europe: Great Britain Ireland Czech Republic Ukraine and other areasAfrica Saint HelenaAmerica: British Columbia in Canada Spencer, H. G. Marshall, B. A. & Willan, R. C.. Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196–219 in Gordon, D. P. New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch

Rosana Bertone

Rosana Andrea Bertone is an Argentine politician and the former Governor of Tierra del Fuego Province, serving from 2015 to 2019. Bertone qualified as a lawyer in 1995 from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of the Littoral. In 2001 she was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Tierra del Fuego and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. In 2010 she caused controversy. Bertone ran for Governor of Tierra del Fuego in the 2011 election but lost in the run-off vote to incumbent Governor Fabiana Ríos. Following the completion of her third term as a Deputy in 2013, Bertone was elected to the Argentine Senate for Tierra del Fuego. In 2015 she ran again for Governor, gaining 42.26% of the vote in the first round on June 21. On June 28 she defeated her opponent, Federico Sciurano, with over 50% of the vote to be elected Governor. In 2017, Bertone condemned the Falkland Islands general election as an'illegitimate legislative electoral act' and stated that the only'legitimate' legislators for the islands were those elected in 2015 to the Legislature of Tierra del Fuego province, under whose jurisdiction the Falklands fall according to Argentina's sovereignty claim to the Islands.

Bertone sort re-election as governor in 2019, but lost in the first round to the Radical Civic Union candidate, Gustavo Melella. Bertone left office in December 2019 at the end of her term. Official website

Disocactus ackermannii

Disocactus ackermannii is an epiphytic cactus from tropical forests in the states of Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico. In cultivation, it has been confused with Disocactus × hybridus, a hybrid between D. phyllanthoides and D. speciosus. The stems of Disocactus ackermannii consist of a short rounded base, about 10–18 cm long, followed by longer flattened leaf-like portions, 10–75 cm long and 5–7 cm wide with wavy edges; the plant branches from the base and arches downwards. The scarlet flowers are funnel shaped, 11 -- 14 cm long. Fertilized flowers are followed by green to brownish 2 -- 2.5 cm wide. The species was named Epiphyllum ackermannii by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1829. There are three sets of synonyms: Haworth's Epiphyllum ackermannii was successively transferred to Cactus ackermannii, Cereus ackermannii, Phyllocactus ackermannii and Nopalxochia ackermannii before the current Disocactus ackermannii. Phyllocactus weingartii A. Berger is an independent synonym. Nopalxochia conzattianum was named by Thomas Baillie MacDougall in 1947.

It was successively transferred to Pseudonopalxochia conzattianum and Nopalxochia ackermannii var. conzattianum before the current Disocactus ackermannii var. conzattianum. Two varieties are recognized. D. a. var. ackermannii has longer cladodes, 35–75 cm long, longer tepals, 7–10 cm long. D. a. var. conzattianum has shorter cladodes, 10–50 cm long, shorter tepals, 4–6 cm long. In cultivation, Disocactus ×hybridus, a hybrid between D. phyllanthoides and D. speciosus, has been confused with D. ackermannii and is distributed under the name "Phyllocactus ackermannii". Disocactus ackermannii has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit