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Heirloom

In popular usage, an heirloom is something, passed down for generations through family members. Examples are antiques or jewelry; the term originated with the historical principle of an heirloom in English law, a chattel which by immemorial usage was regarded as annexed by inheritance to a family estate. Loom meant a tool; such genuine heirlooms were unknown by the beginning of the twentieth century. In the English legal system, any owner of a genuine heirloom could dispose of it during his lifetime, but he could not bequeath it by will away from the estate. If the owner died intestate, it went to his heir-at-law, if he devised the estate it went to the devisee; the word subsequently acquired a secondary meaning, applied to furniture, etc. vested in trustees to hold on trust for the person for the time being entitled to the possession of a settled house. Such things were more properly called settled chattels; as of 1 January 1997, no further settled land can be created and the remaining pre-existing settlements have a declining importance in English law.

An heirloom in the strict sense was made by family custom, not by settlement. A settled chattel could be sold under the direction of the court, the money arising under such sale is capital money; the court would only sanction such a sale, if it could be shown that it was to the benefit of all parties concerned and if the article proposed to be sold was of unique or historical character. The court had regard to the wishes of the remainder men. In the Anthony Trollope novel The Eustace Diamonds the plot hinges on the heirloomic status of a diamond necklace. Keepsake This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Heirloom". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press

Zechariah Shem

Zechariah Shem is a Vanuatuan cricketer who plays for the Vanuatu cricket team. In March 2019, he was named in the Vanuatuan squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament, he made his Twenty20 International debut for Vanuatu against the Philippines on 24 March 2019. He is a cricket umpire, was one of the on-field umpires in the second match of the 2019 ICC Women's Qualifier EAP tournament, between Japan women and Indonesia women in Vanuatu. In June 2019, he was selected to represent the Vanuatu cricket team in the men's tournament at the 2019 Pacific Games. In September 2019, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament, he made his List A debut for Vanuatu, against Singapore, in the Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament on 22 September 2019. Zechariah Shem at ESPNcricinfo

Young Women for Change

Young Women for Change is a women's rights independent nonprofit organization in Kabul, Afghanistan based on volunteer work. They campaign for gender equality, strive to empower and improve the lives of women across Afghanistan. Young Women for Change is a well-known organization among Afghanistan youths; the organization was founded in March 2011 by two Afghan women, Noorjahan Akbar, 21, Anita Haidary, 20. Soon thereafter, young Afghan women and men gathered, work there on a volunteer basis. There are about 30 volunteers women between the ages of 18 and 25. According to its website, Young Women for Change is funded from donations and fundraising events. Young Women for Change held the first anti-street harassment march in Afghan history, in July 2012, its members conducted the first large-scale study of sexual harassment in Afghanistan. They have founded the first Afghanistan women's internet café in central Kabul on International Women’s Day, named "Sahar Gul" for a domestic violence victim; the organization has opened an educational center teaching literacy and language and computer skills.

Young Women for Change opened Afghanistan's first women-only internet café on 8 March 2012 in central Kabul. The purpose of opening this women-only internet cafe according to the members was “We wanted women to not be afraid, to create a safe place for women to use the internet”; the cafe is named "Sahar Gul". Sahar Gul is the name of a 15-year-old domestic violence victim, physically and mentally badly hurt because of tortures by her husband and his family after she refused to become a prostitute to bring in more money. Young Women for Change has conducted the first large-scale study of sexual harassment in Afghanistan. Violence against women is studied in Afghanistan and allegations of beatings and sexual harassment is not investigated by the Afghan authorities, but women in such cases are labeled having "home escape" or "moral" crimes. Young Women for Change has held the first anti-street harassment march in Afghan history, on 14 July 2012. More than fifty youths joined them; the police supported the media reported it.

Young Women for Change has filmed a documentary on street harassment to youth in Kabul. The film is entitled This is produced by Anita Haidary. Since Noorjahan Akbar left the organization in 2014, YWC has been under the leadership of Anita Haidary. Women's rights in Afghanistan Official website Young Women for Change's channel on YouTube

Lance Von Erich

William Kevin Vaughan is a retired American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Lance Von Erich. Vaughan started wrestling in the National Wrestling Alliance's Pacific Northwest territory as Ricky Vaughan in 1984, he feuded with Bobby Jaggers. In October 1985, when Mike Von Erich was unable to wrestle due to toxic shock syndrome, Vaughan went to World Class Championship Wrestling to take his place in the feud against the Fabulous Freebirds, he was billed as the son of Fritz Von Erich's "brother" Waldo. In reality, neither Vaughan nor Waldo were related to the Adkisson family. Kevin Von Erich, as well as most of the family, was adamantly against bringing Vaughan in as another Von Erich, but Fritz was adamant as Kevin and Kerry were wrestling two or three times a day in various places throughout the Texas territory; the deception made the von Erichs look like liars to their fans, who saw them as good guys who could do no wrong. On October 28, 1985, Vaughan wrestled Ric Flair in Fort Worth, Texas, in the last NWA World title match in the World Class territory.

The match ended in a no contest. On May 4, 1986 at The 3rd Annual Von Erich Parade of Champions he teamed with Kerry Von Erich and Steve Simpson to defeat The Fabulous Freebirds for the WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. On September 1, 1986, he entered in a tournament for the vacant WCWA World Tag Team Championship with Chris Adams; the team made it to the finals where they were defeated by Buzz Sawyer. Lance got his revenge on November 17, 1986, when he teamed with The Dingo Warrior to capture the titles back from Borne and Sawyer. In October 1986, he wrestled a tour for New Japan Pro Wrestling, most notably his disqualification victory against Kengo Kimura on October 9; when demands for more money in 1987 were not met by Fritz, Vaughan jumped to a rival territory, Wild West Wrestling. In a rare breach of kayfabe, Vaughan's non-relationship to the family was exposed by Fritz on television in retaliation; because the Von Erich surname was a registered trademark, Vaughan wrestled under the ring name Fabulous Lance after leaving World Class.

He subsequently wrestled in Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council. In May 1993, after a hiatus, Vaughan returned and was back wrestling as Lance Von Erich for promotions such as International Wrestling Federation in Florida and International World Class Championship Wrestling in New York. In December 1993, he wrestled a tour of India. In 1994, he wrestled a tour of South Africa for England's All-Star Wrestling. In 1996, he wrestled a tour of Malaysia before retiring. Prior to becoming a wrestler, Vaughan was a real estate agent and he competed in weight-lifiting competitions. After wrestling, he owned health clubs in South Africa. Pacific Northwest Wrestling NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship - with Billy Jack Haynes Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI ranked him #311 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1991 PWI ranked him #317 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003 World Class Wrestling Association WCWA Television Championship WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship - with Kerry and Kevin Von Erich and Mike Von Erich WCWA World Tag Team Championship - with Dingo Warrior Von Erich Family

2nd Wind

2nd Wind is the thirteenth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released in 1991 on Warner Bros. Records, it reached number 118 on the Billboard 200 album chart. 2nd Wind includes the single "Change Myself" and was Rundgren's final album on a major label until 2004's Liars. As with its predecessor, Nearly Human, Rundgren chose to record the album with a full band, as opposed to playing all of the instruments himself; the album was recorded live in front of an audience at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California over a week. The album includes three songs written for Rundgren's musical version of the Joe Orton play/screenplay Up Against It. "Gaya's Eyes" continues the new, more adult sound introduced on the preceding album Nearly Human. Rundgren used the video for the album's only single, "Change Myself," as a showcase for the NewTek Video Toaster, a desktop video card for the Commodore Amiga computer. Promotional DJ issues of the CD have a black and blue swirl on the CD label where the stock releases have a blue and yellow swirl.

There was a vinyl release of the album in Europe, nearly impossible to find. After being out of print for several years, Friday Music released a remastered version in October 2008, the first release in what the company is calling the "Todd Rundgren Remaster Series". In 2002, Image Entertainment released a DVD entitled The 2nd Wind Recording Sessions, which detailed the making of the album, featured interviews with Rundgren as well as band members and fans. Included with the video was The Desktop Collection, a compilation of Rundgren's Video Toaster-powered music videos, including "Change Myself." All songs written by Todd Rundgren. Roger Powell - keyboards and vocals Vince Welnick - keyboards and vocals Ross Valory - bass Lyle Workman - guitar Prairie Prince - drums Max Haskett - brass and vocals Bobby Strickland - reeds and vocals Scott Mathews - percussion, guitar and vocals Shandi Sinnamon - vocals Michele Gray - vocals Jenni Muldaur - vocals

The Lost Colony (play)

The play was written during the Great Depression by Paul Green, who had earlier won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The Lost Colony marked a shift in his work from more traditional forms of drama to focus on the creation of large-scale outdoor musical spectacles which he termed "Symphonic Dramas." As of 2012, this is the United States' second longest-running historical outdoor drama, behind The Ramona Pageant produced in Southern California. Before Jamestown and Plymouth were founded, a group of about 120 men and children established one of the first English settlements in the New World on Roanoke Island in 1587. Shortly after arriving in this New World, colonist Eleanor Dare, daughter of Governor John White of the colony, gave birth to her daughter Virginia Dare; the governor's granddaughter was believed to be the first English child born in North America. Life on the island was difficult for the colonists. Low on supplies and facing retaliation from the Native Americans they had displaced, the colonists sent Governor White to England in the summer of 1587 for supplies.

Because of the impending war with Spain, White was unable to return to Roanoke Island until 1590. When he arrived, he found no evidence of the colony. People believe. While some theories hold that the colonists died at the site, the fate of those first colonists remains a matter of scholarly debate. On July 4, 1937, The Lost Colony first opened. Annual celebrations of Virginia Dare's birthday, August 18, had been celebrated by the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association since its founding in 1894; the early events were picnic meetings, featuring hymn singing and commemorative speeches. In 1923, the festivities were expanded to include dramatic sketches. By 1925 local residents performed a full-scale pageant of the story, using pantomime and narration. W. O. Sounders, editor of the Elizabeth City Independent, was a passionate supporter of the pageant and supported expanding the celebration. Mabel Evans Jones, Roanoke Island native and Dare County School Superintendent, wrote and starred in a 1921 silent film of the historic events.

The film was shown across North Carolina. It was the first silent film produced in the state; the 1926 pageant attracted the largest crowd to that point, organizers sought to build on their achievement. They began to prepare to mark the 350th anniversary of Virginia Dare's birth, they approached North Carolina playwright Paul Green about developing a new pageant script. Having visited the island on several occasions, Green had considered writing a piece about "those tragic first settlers." He joined with Saunders and Bradford Fearing, president of the Roanoke Historical Society, to develop a play to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Virginia Dare's birth. The team imagined a plot to tell the legend of Virginia Dare's falling in love with Chief Manteo's son and giving birth to a new race that has since vanished. To raise interest in the pageant, they planned to conduct a nationwide beauty contest to find a young woman to play Virginia Dare, but Green envisioned a spectacle with a combination of music and dance, which he called "symphonic drama".

He wanted the drama to express community ideals of freedom and perseverance—guiding themes for a nation in the grips of the Great Depression. The original production had difficulty finding funding; the Works Progress Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped provide funding and labor for the production through its various agencies. North Carolina Congressman Lindsay Warren secured the production of 25,000 memorial half dollars to be sold to raise funds. English-born architect Albert Quentin "Skipper" Bell began construction of the large-scale set with assistance from workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Bell had designed a village of log-structures on the grounds of Fort Raleigh. Through the Federal Theatre Project, WPA funds were used for salaries as part of a Theatre Works initiative to assist out-of-work Broadway actors from New York City. English-born actress Katherine Cale starred as Eleanor Dare, Virginia's mother, while Lillian Ashton portrayed Queen Elizabeth I, Earl Mayo played the comic Old Tom, Jack Lee narrated the production as The Historian.

Other actors were hired to fill the major roles, with members of the Carolina Playmakers, Roanoke Islanders, CCC taking the smaller roles. The production was directed by Samuel Selden, one of Green's associates in the UNC Playmakers of Chapel Hill, under the supervision of Frederick H. Koch. Music for the production was directed by Eric Stapleton, director of North Carolina's WPA Federal Music Project, it was drawn from the types of old English hymns and folk songs which the settlers carried with them. Lamar Stringfield, American composer and conductor, has been credited with composing the original music for the play, his contribution is not noted in the original program. The new Hammond electric organ was used to provide musical accompaniment. President Franklin D. Roosevelt saw the production on August 18, 1937, he said, "We do not know the fate of the First Colony. We do know, that the story of America is a record of that spirit of adventure." On August 23, 1939, CBS radio broadcast a one-hour adaptation of the play from the Waterside Theatre.

The drama attracted enough tourists to stimulate the economy of Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Their hotels and restaurants thrived despit