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Hussein of Jordan

Hussein bin Talal reigned as King of Jordan from 11 August 1952 until his death in 1999. According to Hussein, he was a 40th-generation direct descendant of Muhammad as he belonged to the Hashemite family which has ruled Jordan since 1921. Hussein was born in Amman as the eldest child of Talal bin Zein Al-Sharaf. Hussein began his schooling in Amman. After Talal became King of Jordan in 1951, Hussein was named heir apparent; the Parliament forced Talal to abdicate a year due to his illness, a regency council was appointed until Hussein came of age. He was enthroned at the age of 17 on 2 May 1953. Hussein was married four separate times and fathered eleven children: Princess Alia from Dina bint Abdul-Hamid. Hussein, a constitutional monarch, started his rule with what was termed a "liberal experiment," allowing, in 1956, the formation of the only democratically elected government in Jordan's history. A few months into the experiment, he forced that government to resign, declaring martial law and banning political parties.

Jordan fought three wars with Israel under Hussein, including the 1967 Six-Day War, which ended in Jordan's loss of the West Bank. In 1970 Hussein expelled Palestinian fighters from Jordan after they had threatened the country's security in what became known as Black September; the King renounced Jordan's ties to the West Bank in 1988 after the Palestine Liberation Organization was recognized internationally as the sole representative of the Palestinians. He lifted martial law and reintroduced elections in 1989 when riots over price hikes spread in southern Jordan. In 1994 he became the second Arab head of state to sign a peace treaty with Israel. At the time of Hussein's accession in 1953, Jordan was a young nation and controlled the West Bank; the country had few natural resources, a large Palestinian refugee population as a result of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Hussein led his country through four turbulent decades of the Arab–Israeli conflict and the Cold War balancing pressures from Arab nationalists, the Soviet Union, Western countries, Israel, transforming Jordan by the end of his 46-year reign to a stable modern state.

After 1967 he engaged in efforts to solve the Palestinian problem. He acted as a conciliatory intermediate between various Middle Eastern rivals, came to be seen as the region's peacemaker, he was revered for pardoning political dissidents and opponents, giving them senior posts in the government. Hussein, who survived dozens of assassination attempts and plots to overthrow him, was the region's longest-reigning leader; the King died at the age of 63 from cancer on 7 February 1999. His funeral was the largest gathering of world leaders since 1995, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah II. Hussein was born in Amman on 14 November 1935 to Princess Zein Al-Sharaf. Hussein was the eldest among his siblings, three brothers and two sisters – Princess Asma, Prince Muhammad, Prince Hassan, Prince Muhsin, Princess Basma. During one cold Ammani winter, his baby sister Princess Asma died from pneumonia, an indication of how poor his family was – they could not afford heating in their house. Hussein was the namesake of his great-grandfather, Hussein bin Ali, the leader of the 1916 Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

Hussein claimed to be an agnatic descendant of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and her husband Ali, the fourth caliph, since Hussein belonged to the Hashemite family, which had ruled Mecca for over 700 years – until its 1925 conquest by the House of Saud – and has ruled Jordan since 1921. The Hashemites, the oldest ruling dynasty in the Muslim world, are the second-oldest-ruling dynasty in the world; the young prince started his elementary education in Amman. He was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria, Egypt, he proceeded to Harrow School in England, where he befriended his second cousin Faisal II of Iraq, studying there. Faisal was King of Hashemite Iraq, but was under regency since he was the same age as Hussein. King Abdullah I, the founder of modern Jordan, did not see in his two sons Talal and Nayef potential for kingship, he focused his efforts on the upbringing of his grandson Hussein. A special relationship grew between the two. Abdullah assigned Hussein a private tutor for extra Arabic lessons, Hussein acted as interpreter for his grandfather during his meetings with foreign leaders, as Abdullah understood English but could not speak it.

On 20 July 1951 15-year-old Prince Hussein traveled to Jerusalem to perform Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque with his grandfather. A Palestinian assassin opened fire on Abdullah and his grandson, amid rumors that the King had been planning to sign a peace treaty with the newly established state of Israel. Abdullah died, but Hussein survived the assassination attempt and, according to witnesses, pursued the assassin. Hussein was shot, but the bullet was deflected by a medal on his uniform that his grandfather had given him. Abdullah's eldest son, was proclaimed King of Jordan. Talal appointed his son Hussein as crown prince on 9 September 1951. After a reign lasting less than thirteen months, the Parliament forced King Talal to abdicate due to his mental state – doctors had diagnosed schizophrenia. In his brief reign, Talal had introduced a modern, somewhat liberal constitution in 1952, still in use today. Hussein was proclaimed king on 11 August 1952, succee

Con Foley

Con Foley is a professional rugby union player. He is signed to the New Orleans Gold team in the United States and played for Australian sides North Harbour and Brisbane City, his usual position is centre or on the wing. Foley has represented Australia in rugby sevens. Born in Brisbane, Foley attended St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace before playing his senior club rugby for the University of Queensland Rugby Club. Con Foley was selected for the Aussie Thunderbolts sevens team at tournaments in Noosa and Samoa before making his international debut at the age of nineteen for Australia at the inaugural 2011 Gold Coast Sevens, he played at the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup, where he scored two tries, at 2014 Commonwealth Games. Foley represented his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics. After five full seasons on the World Sevens Series circuit he decided to return to fifteen-a-side rugby, however he did gain a recall to the national sevens team for the Hong Kong tournament in 2018. In 2012, Foley was selected for the Australia Under 20 team and toured to South Africa where he played in the Junior World Championship.

He focused his career on rugby sevens thereafter until late 2016 when he signed with North Harbour to play in Australia's National Rugby Championship. Foley joined Sydney club Northern Suburbs for the Shute Shield competition in 2017 before returning home to captain University of Queensland for the 2018 Queensland Premier Rugby season, he played NRC with Brisbane City that year, signed for the New Orleans Gold ahead of the 2019 Major League Rugby season in the United States. Shawn Mackay Award 2013 – Australian Sevens Player of the Year Statistics on Its Rugby Con Foley at Olympics at

Hněvín Castle

Hněvín is a castle in Most, Czech Republic. Hněvín Castle was named after the hill. Archaeological investigations have uncovered the remains of a castle, there in the 9th century, but a stone castle was built by the Hrabišics, the owners of Most, while Wenceslaus I granted Most royal city status in the 12th century, with the castle becoming the seat of the district administrator. In the 13th century, the castle was brought by Wenceslaus II to the Branibors, in the time of disputes of Wenceslaus IV. with aristocracy, the castle came to the Meissens. Only in 1406, Wenceslaus gained the castle back. In 1459, the castle was given into the hands of George of Poděbrady on the basis of the Cheb peace contract; the son of George of Poděbrady Jindřich sold the castle in 1480 to Beneš of Veitmile and in 1482 the famous meeting of Saxony princess with king Vladislaus II took place in Most. Here it came to settlement of relation Czechs and Saxony people from many years. During the reign of Rudolf II on his order it was on Most castle Hněvín the alchemists English Edward Kelley and Greek Marek Mamugny.

Rudolf ordered to city people to care about them well at the claims of both adventurers caused to city much expense. In 1595 Rudolf II sold the castle to city Most. From rather quiet holding of castle and its remains the Most people enjoyed up to the Thirty Years War. In 1646 Swedes obtained it by quile and gave to Most people great penalties and charges. For one and a half years, the emperor's army besieged the castle but it remained in the Swedes hands, they held it after concluding the Westphalian peace. The blame for its unfortunate the Most people gave to the castle which always attracted by its significance the enemies. Emperor Ferdinand II for that reason permitted pulling down the castle, destruction beginning in 1651; the castle mountain desolated, at the foot there were gardens. In year 1879 it was stopped the restaurant, in 1889 the tower with outlook, destroyed by a great wind. In 1896, it was stated the group of friends of Castle mountain and it was begun with the construction of city with outlook.

It was finished in September 1900


Akoupé-Zeudji is a small village in southern Ivory Coast. It is located in the sub-prefecture of Anyama in the Autonomous District of Abidjan. Prior to 2011, it was in Lagunes Region, it lies 13 kilometres to the northwest of the city of Abidjan, just to the northeast of Attinguié. Akoupé-Zeudji has a private school and a public school, built by the government of the Abidjan Department under the leadership of Governor Pierre Djédji Amondji, has a community centre, a private vocational training centre, a nightclub. In August 2011, the FRCI attacked Akoupé Zeudji and villages in the area, burning houses, due to it being the town of Prime Minister Gilbert Aké. Akoupé-Zeudji was a commune until March 2012, when it became one of 1126 communes nationwide that were abolished

Madison Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Madison Township is a township in Clarion County, United States. The population was 1,207 at the 2010 census, down from 1,442 at the 2000 census; the township is in southwestern Clarion County, bordered on the west by the Allegheny River, on the south by Redbank Creek, on the southwest by Brady Township, which occupies a bend in the Allegheny River. Armstrong County is to the south, across the two water bodies. There is a overlook in Madison Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, Madison Township has a total area of 27.8 square miles, of which 26.7 square miles consists of land and 1.1 square miles, or 3.87%, consists of water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,442 people, 562 households, 408 families residing in the township; the population density was 53.1 people per square mile. There were 628 housing units at an average density of 23.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 99.72% White, 0.14% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population. There were 562 households, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03. In the township the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males. The median income for a household in the township was $29,306, the median income for a family was $35,096. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $17,361 for females; the per capita income for the township was $13,867. About 9.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Madison Township listing at Clarion County Association of Township Officials

Jarle Vespestad

Jarle Vespestad is a Norwegian jazz musician, the younger brother of jazz musician Liz Tove Vespestad, a central member of Tord Gustavsen's projects. Vespestad was born in Kirkenes and picked up drumming in the local marching band, but drumming first became serious after finishing high school, where he found himself heading into a future as a substitute teacher at his local high-school, he made up his mind and graduated from the Toneheim Folk High School and Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium. In Trondheim he became the driving force behind many successful bands to come out of Trondheim the following years, like Veslefrekk, "Trondheim Kunstorkester", Farmers Market and the Maria Kannegaard trio. In addition he was drummer with the Embla Nordic in Copenhagen. In Oslo Vespestad has worked with different groups since 1996, releasing albums with Sigurd Køhn and Anders Jormin in 1996, he cooperated with Silje Nergaard and Tord Gustavsen. He toured with Gustavsen's trio. For more than two decades he has been a leading drummer on the Norwegian jazz scene, within bands like Supersilent, Petter Wettre Trio and Quartet and Håvard Wiik Trio, in addition to Tord Gustavsen Trio, Silje Nergaard, Embla Nordic and Veslefrekk.

1998: Orbit With Silje Nergaard1990: Tell Me Where You're Going 1991: Silje 1993: Cow on the Highway 1995: Brevet 1996: Hjemmefra – From Home 2000: Port of Call 2001: At First Light 2003: Nightwatch 2005: Be Still My Heart – The Essential, compilation 2005: Live in Koln 2007: Darkness Out of Blue 2009: A Thousand True Stories 2010: If I Could Wrap Up a Kiss 2012: Unclouded With Farmers Market1995: Speed/Balkan/Boogie 1997: Musikk fra Hybridene 2000: Farmers Market 2008: Surfin' USSR' 2012: Slav to the Rhythm With Sigurd Køhn1998: More Pepper please 1999: Woman's Got To Have It 2003: Angels With Tord Gustavsen2003: Changing Places 2005: The Ground 2007: Being There 2012: The Well 2014: Extended Circle 2016: What Was Said 2018: The Other Side With Roy Powell and Terje Gewelt2003: Solace With Jacob Young & Roy Powell2011: Anthem Jarle Vespestad Biography at Tord Gustavsen Official Website