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Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless known as Ivar Ragnarsson, was a Viking leader who invaded Anglo-Saxon England. According to Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, he was the youngest son of Ragnar Loðbrok and his third wife Aslaug, his half-brothers and brothers included Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye and Ubba. The origin of the nickname is not certain. "Ívarr beinlausi" could be translated to "Ivar legless", but "beinlausi" could be translated as "boneless", since "bone" and "leg" translates to the same word, "ben", in Danish. Several of the sagas describe him as lacking legs/bones, while a passage in Ragnarssona þáttr suggest it refers to male impotence with Ivar's "Bonelessness" being figurative. According to the Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, Ivar's bonelessness was the result of a curse, his mother Aslaug was Ragnar's third wife. She was a völva, she said that she and her husband must wait three nights before consummating their marriage after his return following a long separation. However, Ragnar did not heed her words.

As a result, Ivar was born with weak bones. Another hypothesis is that he was known as "the Hated", which in Latin would be Exosus. A medieval scribe with only a basic knowledge of Latin could have interpreted it as ex os, thus "the Boneless", although it is hard to align this theory with the direct translation of his name given in Norse sources. While the sagas describe Ivar's physical disability, they emphasise his wisdom and mastery of strategy and tactics in battle, he is considered identical to Ímar, the founder of the Uí Ímair dynasty, which at various times, from the mid-ninth to the 10th century, ruled Northumbria from the city of York, dominated the Irish Sea region as the Kingdom of Dublin. 865 the Great Heathen Army, led by Ivar, invades the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. The Heptarchy was the collective name for the seven kingdoms East Anglia, Kent, Northumbria and Wessex; the invasion was organised by the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok, to wreak revenge against Ælla of Northumbria who had executed Ragnar in 865 by throwing him in a snake pit, but the historicity of this explanation is unknown.

According to the saga, Ivar sought reconciliation. He asked for only as much land as he could cover with an ox's hide and swore never to wage war against Ælla. Ivar cut the ox's hide into such fine strands that he could envelop a large fortress, which he could take as his own. Late the next year, the army turned north and invaded Northumbria capturing Ælla at York in 867. According to legend, Ælla was executed by Ivar and his brothers using the blood eagle, a ritual method of execution of debated historicity whereby the ribcage is opened from behind and the lungs are pulled out, forming a wing-like shape. In the year, the Army moved south and invaded the kingdom of Mercia, capturing the town of Nottingham, where they spent the winter. King Burgred of Mercia responded by allying with the West Saxon king Æthelred of Wessex, with a combined force they laid siege to the town; the Anglo-Saxons were unable to recapture the city, but a truce was agreed whereby the Danes would withdraw to York. The Great Heathen Army remained in York for over a year, gathering its strength for further assaults.

Ivar and Ubba are identified as the commanders of the Danes when they returned to East Anglia in 869, as the executioners of the East Anglian king, Edmund the Martyr, for refusing their demand that he renounce Christ. How true the accounts are of Edmund's death is unknown, but it has been suggested that his capture and execution is not an unlikely thing to have happened. Ivar disappears from the historical record sometime after 870, his ultimate fate is uncertain. The Anglo-Saxon chronicler Æthelweard records his death as 870; the Annals of Ulster describe the death of Ívar in 873. The death of Ívar is recorded in the Fragmentary Annals of Ireland under the year 873; the identification of the king of Laithlind as Gothfraid was added by a copyist in the 17th century. In the original 11th-century manuscript, the subject of the entry was called righ Lochlann, which more than referred to Ímar, whose death is not otherwise noted in the Fragmentary Annals; the cause of death—a sudden and horrible disease—is not mentioned in any other source, but it raises the possibility that the true provenance of Ivar's Old Norse sobriquet lay in the crippling effects of an unidentified disease that struck him down at the end of his life.

In 1686, a farm labourer named Thomas Walker discovered a Scandinavian burial mound at Repton in Derbyshire close to a battle site where the Great Heathen Army overthrew the Mercian King Burgred of his kingdom. The number of partial skeletons surrounding the body—over 250—signified that the man buried there was of high status, it has been suggested that such a burial mound is the last resting place of the renowned Ivar. According to the saga, Ivar ordered that he be buried in a place, exposed to attack, prophesied that, if, done, foes coming to the land would be met with ill-success; this prophecy held true, says the saga, until "when Vilhjalm bastard came ashore he went and broke Ivar's mound and saw that body had not decayed. Vilhjalm had a large pyre made upon which Ivar's body was] burned... Thereupon, [Vilhjalm proceeded with the landing invasion and a


Kotch is a 1971 American comedy-drama film directed by Jack Lemmon and starring Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman, Ellen Geer. Adapted by John Paxton from the 1965 novel of the same name by Katharine Topkins, the film tells the story of an elderly man who leaves his family rather than go into a nursing home, strikes up a friendship with a pregnant teenage girl, it was Lemmon's only film behind the camera and partnered him with friend and frequent co-star Matthau. Portions of the film were set in Palm Springs, California; the film earned rentals of $3.6 million in $1.4 million in other countries. It recorded an overall profit of $330,000; the film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Film Editing, Best Music and Best Sound. Kotch was released in a Region 1 DVD by Fox Video on July 6, 2004. List of American films of 1971 Kotch at the American Film Institute Catalog Kotch on IMDb Kotch at the TCM Movie Database Kotch at Rotten Tomatoes

Bob Woodruff (American football)

George Robert Woodruff was an American college football player and sports administrator. Woodruff was a native of Georgia and an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, where he played college football, he was best known as the head coach of the Baylor University and University of Florida football teams, as the athletic director at the University of Tennessee. Woodruff was born in Athens, Georgia in 1916, attended high school in Savannah, Georgia. After high school, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he played tackle for the Tennessee Volunteers football team under legendary head coach Robert Neyland. Woodruff graduated from Tennessee in 1939. Woodruff stayed in Knoxville after he graduated from the University of Tennessee, working as an assistant coach under Neyland during the 1939, 1940 and 1941 football seasons. During World War II, he was an officer in U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, served as an assistant football coach under Earl Blaik at West Point in 1944 and 1945.

He was discharged from the Army as a major in 1946, accepted an assistant coaching position under Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech. The 1939 and 1940 Volunteers teams had ranked among the top five in the final Associated Press football poll. Woodruff gained the experience of being a part of three great college coaching staffs. Woodruff became the head football coach at Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1947, he coached the Baylor Bears football team for three seasons from 1947 through 1949, compiling a 19–10–2 record. His 1948 Bears posted a 6–3–2 record and finished with a 20–7 win over Wake Forest in the Dixie Bowl. Woodruff coached his 1949 Bears to a final AP Poll top-20 ranking and an 8–2 record, but the Bears did not receive a bowl bid. In early December 1949, Woodruff became embroiled in a dispute with the Baylor athletic director, Ralph Wolf, which became public when both Woodruff and Wolf resigned their positions within twenty-four hours on December 9 and 10. Although the subject of their dispute was never publicly disclosed, the university announced that Woodruff had withdrawn his resignation and would keep his position on December 14, but Woodruff resigned a second time on January 6, 1950 to become the head football coach and athletic director at the University of Florida.

After the 1949 season, Woodruff replaced Raymond Wolf as the head football coach at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. In order to induce Woodruff to coach the Florida Gators football team, the Florida Board of Control offered him a seven-year guaranteed contract at $17,000 per year. Woodruff's annual salary was $5,000 more than that of University of Florida President J. Hillis Miller, he was only 34 years old. Woodruff's coaching philosophy reflected that of his mentor, Tennessee Volunteers coach Robert Neyland, who emphasized defense and the kicking game, his first Gators team in 1950 had a stellar offense and a weak defensive squad. The Gators offense was led by quarterback Haywood Sullivan, the first sophomore in Southeastern Conference history to throw for more than 1,000 yards in a season, under Woodruff's offensive coordinator, Frank Broyles. Florida managed to upset the thirteenth-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, propelling the Gators into the top twenty teams of the Associated Press Poll for the first time.

With the addition of Rick Casares to the backfield, Woodruff's 1951 Gators scored a 30–21 upset of the favored Alabama Crimson Tide in their homecoming game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 1952 Gators were Woodruff's most successful team, the 1952 season included some of his most inspired coaching. After quarterback Haywood Sullivan left school early to accept a professional baseball contract with Boston Red Sox, Woodruff experimented with fullback Rick Casares at quarterback, but after three games it was apparent that Casares was not the solution. Woodruff's unconventional replacement, defensive back Doug Dickey, turned out to be what the Gators needed at quarterback—a talented athlete and savvy game manager. Woodruff led his 1952 Gators team to the program's first top-twenty finish in the AP Poll, their first NCAA-sanctioned bowl game, the Gator Bowl, a 14–13 bowl win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. At the conclusion of the 1952 season, senior defensive tackle Charlie LaPradd became the Gators' third first-team All-American.

Although Woodruff was a talented administrator, he sometimes had difficulty expressing himself verbally. He would stop mid-sentence to collect his thoughts, which Charlie LaPradd once described as "With long periods of silence, he would make you wonder if he was thirty minutes ahead of you or thirty minutes behind." Team manager Hill Brannon remembered one of Woodruff's many Yogi Berra-esque pre-game exhortations as "Remember, the team that makes the fewest mistakes, makes the fewest mistakes." In a moment of self-deprecating humor, Woodruff once described himself as "the oratorical equivalent of a blocked punt."Woodruff developed a reputation for identifying and fostering talented young assistant coaches. His Gators assistants included future head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks, his Gators players included Doug Dickey, the future head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers and Florida Gators. In the competitive SEC of the 1950s, Woodruff's

Leonard T. Connors

Leonard T. Connors, Jr. was an American Republican Party politician who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1982 to 2008, where he represented the 9th Legislative District. He served on the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1977 to 1982, was the Mayor of Surf City, New Jersey from 1966 to 2015. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Connors graduated from Wood-Ridge High School before serving for two years in the United States Air Force. Connors died on December 2016, at the age of 87 at his home in Seacrest nursing home. In the 209th session, Connors sponsored Senate Bill No. 692, prohibiting possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on private property by persons under legal drinking age. This bill amended P. L. 1979, c.264, which had banned underage consumption and possession only in motor vehicles and other public areas. In the 2006-08 session, Connors served on the Senate's State Government Committee and the Community & Urban Affairs Committee, he announced in January 2007 that he would be retiring and would not be a candidate in 2007.

Connors' son, Christopher J. Connors served in the New Jersey General Assembly where he represents the 9th District, succeeded him in the Senate in 2008; each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 9th Legislative District are: Assemblyman Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf Senator Connor's Senate Website New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure form for 2006 New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure form for 2005 New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure form for 2004 Senate Bill 692

969 Movement

The 969 Movement is a nationalist movement opposed to what they see as Islam's expansion in predominantly-Buddhist Burma. The three digits of 969 "symbolise the virtues of the Buddha, Buddhist practices and the Buddhist community"; the first 9 stands for the nine special attributes of the Lord Buddha and the 6 for the six special attributes of his Dharma, or Buddhist Teachings, the last 9 represents the nine special attributes of Buddhist Sangha. Those special attributes are the Three Jewels of the Buddha. In the past, the Buddha, Dhamma, the wheel of Dhamma, "969" were Buddhist signs; the movement has inspired strong reactions beyond Myanmar. In the international media it has received criticism; the Straits Times reported that Ashin Wirathu, the movement's leader, responded to recent anti-Muslim violence with pledges to work for peace but critics remain sceptical. Various media organizations have described the movement as being anti-Muslim or "Islamophobic"; the movement's Myanmar Buddhist supporters deny it is anti-Muslim, with Bhikkhu Wirathu stating it is a protective movement about targeting "Bengalis who are terrorizing ethnic Rakhine".

Alex Bookbinder, in The Atlantic, links the movement's origins in a book written in the late 1990s by Kyaw Lwin, a functionary in the Ministry of Religious Affairs, its precepts are rooted in a traditional belief in numerology. Across South Asia, Muslims represent the phrase "In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate and Merciful" with the number 786, businesses display the number to indicate that they are Muslim-owned. 969's proponents see this as a Muslim plot to conquer Burma in the 21st century, based on the premise that 7 plus 8 plus 6 is equal to 21. The number 969 is intended to be 786's cosmological opposite. Wirathu is regarded as the movement's highest protector, it has been reported. Wirathu has himself stated that the movement has been treated as a scapegoat by being unfairly blamed for events like the 2012 Rakhine State riots, maintains that "969 is not violent"; the Asia Times Online has described him as a "complex figure" who demonises Muslims, but protests police violence. An article in The Straits Times says a source indicated that Wirathu had changed his tone and "pledged to promote peace among religious communities".

The cover story of the 20 June 2013 issue of Time magazine called Wirathu "The Face of Buddhist Terror". "You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog", Wirathu said, referring to Muslims. "If we are weak", he said, "our land will become Muslim". "Some people misunderstood the title... seeing it as an insult to religion", said Dr. Yan Myo Thein, a political analyst. "They believe it’s equating Buddhism with terrorism". After the publication of the Time article, Wirathu denied responsibility for anti-Muslim violence. Shortly after, the June 2013 issue of Time featuring Wirathu was banned in Myanmar. Burma's government has objected to the magazine article. Authorities deny they are defending the monk, but said they were concerned the article could create problems after recent unrest between Buddhists and Muslims. Burmese President Thein Sein, has defended Wirathu, saying the monk's order was striving for peace and prosperity and that the report undermined efforts to rebuild trust between faiths.

"The government is striving with religious leaders, political parties and the people to rid Myanmar of unwanted conflicts," he added. Wirathu has said. In an interview with The Irrawaddy magazine, he alleged Muslim extremists were behind the article and planning to wage jihad against Burma. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Yangon early in the afternoon on 30 June 2013 in a peaceful demonstration against Time magazine's article on senior monk U Wirathu and the 969 movement he leads. Marching monks held a banner proclaiming that U Wirathu is "Not The Terrorist, But The Protector of Race and The Religion". Speaking to Mizzima News, one demonstrator, a 51-year-old office manager, said, "TIME Magazine is wrong, he is peaceful. Every monk is a peacemaker; the Buddhist religion wants brotherhood with everyone."In September 2014 Ashin Wirathu attended a "Great Sangha Conference" in Colombo organised by Bodu Bala Sena. Ashin Wirathu said; the movement is seeking to draft a law that would forbid Buddhist women from marrying non-Buddhist men without the permission of local officials.

Dhammapiya, a senior monk who helped write the original proposal for the laws, said they were meant to encourage peace between different faiths and to "protect" Buddhist women from being forced to convert to Islam when they married Muslim men. Government religious regulatory authorities, while supporting the protection of the Buddhist faith from perceived Islamic threats, reject the legal initiatives of the 969 movement and "prohibited the creation of formal organisations" based on 969 principles. Bodu Bala Sena 2012 Ramu violence Buddhism and violence South Thailand insurgency Rohingya conflict in Western Burma 2012 Rakhine State riots 2013 Burma anti-Muslim riots Persecution of Muslims in Burma Patriotic Association of Myanmar Chittagong Hill Tracts conflict Persecution of Buddhists#Bangladesh Chakma people Jumma people

Malacca International Trade Centre

The Malacca International Trade Centre is a convention centre situated in Ayer Keroh, Malaysia. The main events that are held here includes: exhibits, incentives, dinner, seminar and shows. MITC was launched on June 2003 by Mohammad Ali bin Rustam, the former Chief Minister of Malacca. A 13,090 m² Exhibition Hall Grand Ballroom Auditorium Board Room VIP Room Business Centre Surau Dining Hall Hotels and Apartments Bus Terminals and Taxicab service Sports Complex Mom & Baby Expo 2015 Food Fair Wedding Fair Book Fair IT Fair Electrical & Home Fair Home Decor Fair Dharma Talk Career Fair List of tourist attractions in Malacca 2°16′18″N 102°17′6″E