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Highness is a formal style used to address or refer to certain members of a reigning or reigning dynasty. It is used with a possessive adjective: "His Highness", "Her Highness", "Their Highnesses", etc. Although combined with other adjectives of honour indicating rank, such as "Imperial", "Royal" or "Serene", it may be used alone. Highness is, both and figuratively, the quality of being lofty or above, it is used as a term to evoke dignity or honour, to acknowledge the exalted rank of the person so described. Abstract styles arose in profusion in the Roman Empire in the Byzantine. Styles were attached in the state. In the early Middle Ages such styles, couched in the second or third person, were uncertain and much more arbitrary, were more subject to the fancies of secretaries than in times. In English usage, the terms Highness and Majesty, were all used as honorific styles of kings and princes of the blood until the time of James I of England, thus in documents relating to the reign of Henry VIII of England, all three styles are used indiscriminately.

I, p. 791, in Trans. Roy. Hist. Soc. N. S. lOX. 299, where article 15 begins with Also the Kinges Highness hath ordered, 16 with Kinges Majestie, 17 with Kinges Grace. In the Dedication of the Authorized Version of the Bible of 1611, James I is still styled Majesty and Highness, it was, however, in James I's reign. At the conclusion of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, His/Her Highness, became prevalent for reigning dukes and members of their dynasties in Germany; that custom remains official in the Danish and Norwegian dynasties. The Almanach de Gotha and Burke's Peerage continued to ascribe Highness to members of deposed dynasties of ducal rank. Among the nobility, the Almanach de Gotha notes that Highness was accorded to the heads of the families of House of Murat and all members of the House of Ligne. Example of official holders of the style Highness: His Highness Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven, son of HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, the maternal grandson of HM Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, nephew of HM Queen Beatrix.

Upon his mother's marriage, it was decreed that her children would be known as HH Prince <name> of Orange-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven. His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, son of HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark and HE Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, the paternal grandson of HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, his Highness Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway son of HRH Crown Prince Haakon and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, the paternal grandson of HM King Harald V of Norway. Members of an imperial or royal dynasty are addressed as Imperial Highness or Royal Highness respectively. Grand Ducal Highness was the treatment accorded cadet princes of those families of ruling grand dukes who did not use "Highness", viz. Baden, Hesse-Cassel, Hesse and by Rhine and Luxembourg. While "Highness" was used for rulers of German duchies, the sovereign Dukes of Modena and of Parma were heads of cadet branches of ruling dynasties of higher rank, they and their cadets therefore used the imperial or royal styles borne by members of those houses the royal House of Bourbon and the imperial House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

In modern times Serene Highness is used as the equivalent of the German Durchlaucht. In the 17th century it became the general style borne by the heads of the reigning princely states of the Holy Roman Empire, as "Illustrious Highness became customary for those of the comital houses. In 1825 the Imperial German Diet agreed to grant the style Durchlaucht to the heads of all mediatized princely houses domiciled in Germany elevated to the rank of Fürst are styled Durchlaucht. In 1829 the style of Erlaucht, borne by the reigning Counts of the empire, was granted to the mediatized countly families. Highness was the style accorded to princes of the British Royal Family who were the male-line great-grandchildren of a British sovereign, except the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. In 1917 George V revoked authorization for use of that style; the children and grandchildren in the male-line of a British sovereign were and are addressed as Royal Highness, as are the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.

The sovereign has the right as a legal fons honorum to grant or revoke use of the style of Highness, as with

2017–18 College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball team

The 2017–18 College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball team represented the College of Charleston during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cougars, led by fourth-year head coach Earl Grant, played their home games at the TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina as members of the Colonial Athletic Association, they finished the season 26 -- 14 -- 4 in CAA play to share the regular season title with Northeastern. At the CAA Tournament they defeated Drexel, William & Mary, Northeastern to become CAA Tournament champions, they earned the CAA's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Auburn. The Cougars finished the 2016–17 season 25–10, 14–4 in CAA play to finish in second place. In the CAA Tournament, they defeated James Madison in the quarterfinals and Towson in the semifinals, before losing to UNC Wilmington in the championship game, they were invited to participate in the NIT, where they lost to Colorado State in the first round. In a poll of league coaches, media relations directors, media members at the CAA's media day, the Cougars were picked to finish atop the CAA.

Junior forward Jarrell Brantley and senior guard Joe Chealey were named to the preseason All-CAA first team, while sophomore guard Grant Riller was named to the preseason All-CAA second team. R Source 2017–18 College of Charleston Cougars women's basketball team

Neil Cole

Neil Cole is an English television presenter, radio broadcaster and actor. Cole was born in Bristol in 1972, attended King Edward Grammar School in Chelmsford, he studied French Literature at Bristol University. As a comedian, Cole was half of successful but short-lived stand-up double act, Hitchcock's Half Hour, which won the coveted Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 1998, they supported Harry Hill and Ennio Marchetto in West End Theatres, appeared on BBC1's The Stand Up Show, BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends and contributed to Channel 4's The Eleven O'Clock Show before splitting up in 2000. Cole returned to the stand-up circuit as a solo comic in February 2007, supported Russell Brand on his UK Tour over the summer 2007, as well as MCing live music events at the Royal Albert Hall. In March 2010, Cole's debut hour-long solo stand-up show – "Neil By Mouth" – premiered at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, ran throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2011, at Cabaret Voltaire.

He was one of the first UK comedians to perform at the improvised stand-up phenomenon Set-List, in Edinburgh and subsequently in London. Cole was a founder member of London sketch team The Pros From Dover alongside Phil Whelans and Richard Glover, still guests with them. Cole was the series writer for Ultimate Rush, an adventure sports documentary series produced by Red Bull Media House, he is the live reporter and host for FIA World Rallycross Championship. Other work includes hosting a show about roller-coasters for National Geographic Channel called Man Vs Ride and hosting Red Bull Race Day 2019, he reported for Formula E, World Series by Renault and World Touring Car Championship. Before that, Cole presented the World Rally Championship on Dave during 2008–2010, he has worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, MTV, AXN, UKTV, Extreme Sports Channel, The Audi Channel and Sky One. He has reported on location from major international events, including the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Race of Champions, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the World Rally Championship and World Cup Skateboarding.

Cole has hosted further shows including: Select MTV, Euro Top 20, mtv:new, World Chart Express, MTV News and his own weekly live music and chat show, The Fridge. AXN Road Trip, Shakedown. Bedrock. Cole won the Best Actor award at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2016 for his role as Pete in British comedy horror feature film Stag Hunt, starring alongside Mackenzie Astin. Recent work includes character roles in the Dark Ditties series on Amazon Prime, he played a Radio DJ in feature film Borrowed Time and Captain William in feature film Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion In theatre, Cole played Meatball in the World Premiere of Lesley Ann Albiston's new play A Slice Of Eel Pie. He has appeared in leading roles including: Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hal in Loot, Nero in Britannicus, Wilson in The Ruffian on the Stair, Willie in Blue Remembered Hills, Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus, various characters in Mamet's Edmond, he has played The Darkness in cult comedy Umbrage Swain and the Magical Diamond of Ramtutiti in London's Off-West End.

After several years hosting various shows on London 104.9 Xfm, Cole was the daytime DJ for NME Radio from launch until summer 2009. He has guest-starred in two Sapphire & Steel audio plays, All Fall Down and Dead Man Walking. Official site Spotlight CV Review on Chortle Neil Cole on IMDb 2011 Interview with The Humourdor

Thomas Humphrey

Thomas Humphrey was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Surrey between 1862 and 1874. A right-hand batsman and a round arm right-armed slow bowler, he featured as an all-rounder for Surrey with four centuries and 116 wickets, he was a member of the Surrey side, reckoned as Champion County for 1864. His best season with the bat was 1865, when he reached one thousand runs for the only time: 1223 at 29.82. After 1873, he played in only four more first-class matches: one final match for Surrey in 1874, two for the South against the North in 1875, lastly for United South of England Eleven v United North of England Eleven in a match that began on 13 July 1876. According to David Lemmon, with Harry Jupp he formed the first great opening partnership for Surrey, one which caused "a sensation" with "their bright and attractive cricket, their long partnerships, by their speed between the wickets." He was known as the Pocket Hercules. He was strong on the off-side, appeared to have plenty of time to play his shots.

He umpired in a number of first-class matches between 1872 and 1877, including some Gentlemen v Players and North v South matches. In 1876, a benefit year at Surrey brought him £300, however he died two years from congestion of the lungs in Brookwood Asylum, his brothers John and Richard played first-class cricket. He was the landlord of the Cricketers Inn at Westcott and the Ram Inn and the Jolly Butchers Inn, both in Dorking, he is buried in the nearby Brookwood Cemetery. Thomas Humphrey at ESPNcricinfo Thomas Humphrey at CricketArchive

Repulse Peak

Repulse Peak is a 7,923-foot mountain summit in the North Cascades in the U. S. state of Washington. It is located on the border of North Cascades National Park. It's situated midway between Black Peak and Fisher Peak, can be seen from the North Cascades Highway. Precipitation runoff from Repulse Peak drains into tributaries of the Skagit River and Stehekin River. Repulse Peak is located in the marine west coast climate zone of western North America. Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, travel northeast toward the Cascade Mountains; as fronts approach the North Cascades, they are forced upward by the peaks of the Cascade Range, causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall onto the Cascades. As a result, the west side of the North Cascades experiences high precipitation during the winter months in the form of snowfall. During winter months, weather is cloudy, due to high pressure systems over the Pacific Ocean that intensify during summer months, there is little or no cloud cover during the summer.

Because of maritime influence, snow tends resulting in high avalanche danger. The North Cascades features some of the most rugged topography in the Cascade Range with craggy peaks and ridges and deep glacial valleys. Geological events occurring many years ago created the diverse topography and drastic elevation changes over the Cascade Range leading to the various climate differences; these climate differences lead to vegetation variety defining the ecoregions in this area. The history of the formation of the Cascade Mountains dates back millions of years ago to the late Eocene Epoch. With the North American Plate overriding the Pacific Plate, episodes of volcanic igneous activity persisted. In addition, small fragments of the oceanic and continental lithosphere called terranes created the North Cascades about 50 million years ago. During the Pleistocene period dating back over two million years ago, glaciation advancing and retreating scoured the landscape leaving deposits of rock debris; the “U”-shaped cross section of the river valleys are a result of recent glaciation.

Uplift and faulting in combination with glaciation have been the dominant processes which have created the tall peaks and deep valleys of the North Cascades area. Geography of Washington Geology of the Pacific Northwest North Cascades National Park National Park Service

Charles Dubost

Charles Dubost was a French lawyer. He was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. Charles Dubost was born in 1905. Dubost became a lawyer in 1931, he was appointed as a prosecutor in Pontarlier in 1940. While serving as an assistant prosecutor in Toulon in December 1941, he raised the age of consent to 21 for homosexual men, but not for heterosexual couples. Dubost joined the French resistance shortly. After the war, he was a lawyer at the courts in Marseille. Dubost was a member of the French delegation to the Nuremberg trials in 1946. For example, he asked a witness, he presented some documents which showed that Hermann Göring had purposely built camps for British prisoners near RAF targets. Moreover, he began research for the prosecution of German businessmen, although the trial was subsequently conducted by United States judges instead. Dubost worked on prosecutions of collaborationist French businessmen in the late 1940s, he was appointed as assistant to the general prosecutor of the Court of Appeal of Paris in 1955.

Dubost died in 1991