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Fried pickle

Fried pickles are a snack food found in the Southern U. S.. They are made by deep-frying sliced battered dill pickles. Fried pickles first appeared on the American culinary scene in the early 1960s; the first known printed fried pickle recipe was in the Oakland Tribune on November 19, 1962, for "French Fried Pickles," which called for using sweet pickle slices and pancake mix. Fried dill pickles were popularized by Bernell "Susie Sullins" Austin in 1963 at the Duchess Drive In located in Atkins, Arkansas; the Fatman's Recipe is only known to his family and used once each year at the annual Picklefest in Atkins, held each May. The recipe for Fried pickle at Wikibooks is a general one. Fried pickles are served at food festivals and menus of individual and chain restaurants throughout the United States and elsewhere, they can be eaten as an accompaniment to other dishes. Fried pickles are served with a ranch dressing or other creamy sauce for dipping. List of deep fried foods List of pickled foods

Jo Ann Rooney

Jo Ann Rooney is an American educator with a background in higher education, business, health care, public service. On May 23, 2016, she was named the 24th president of Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit, Catholic university in Chicago, Illinois. Rooney is the first lay, non-Jesuit president of the university in its history and began her term as president on August 1, 2016. Prior to her appointment at Loyola, Rooney was the managing director at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago with responsibility for developing strategies to advance Huron Healthcare’s Federal Government Healthcare Sector consulting practice. Rooney has served as a board member with a variety of civic and corporate organizations, including the Board of Directors of the Catholic Education Foundation, as vice chair of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare—a Catholic Health Initiatives organization—in Louisville, Kentucky. Rooney attended Boston University School of Management, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science with a finance concentration.

She attended law school and holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University School of Law. Rooney is a member of three state bar associations. In addition to her law background, Rooney holds a Doctor of Education degree in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002, Rooney became the eighth president of Spalding University, a private, doctoral-level university in Louisville, Kentucky, her inauguration was held on September 27, 2003. During her eight-year tenure at Spalding, Rooney is credited with turning around an institution facing severe financial challenges, stabilizing the university and eliminating its debt. In 2006, she was named “Most Admired Woman in Education” by Today’s Woman magazine. In July 2010, Rooney was appointed president of Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. After only a few months in the position, she was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve in the U. S. Department of Defense.

On May 23, 2016, Rooney was announced as the 24th president of Loyola University Chicago. She assumed office on August 1, 2016. In addition to her work as an administrator, Rooney spent more than 12 years teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, she currently sits on the sits on the Board of Trustees for Regis University, a Jesuit institution located in Denver, Colorado. On September 29, 2010, the Obama Administration announced Rooney as the nominee for principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, she was confirmed for the position by the U. S. Senate in May 2011. Within the U. S. Department of Defense, Rooney served as senior advisor to the under secretary of defense comptroller, principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness; as senior advisor to the secretary of defense, she managed a portfolio encompassing recruitment, career development, health care, readiness and benefits for 1.4 million active-duty personnel, 1.3 million Guard and Reserve personnel, their families.

She had direct responsibility for more than 30,000 employees and a budget of more than $70 billion, served as a senior spokesperson for defense-wide issues. In 2012, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta awarded Rooney the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award given to a civilian by the secretary of defense. Barack Obama, a close, personal friend, was present at the ceremony, commended her for her dedicated work for the country. In September 2013, Rooney was nominated by the Obama Administration to serve as under secretary of the Navy, the second-highest position in the department, her nomination was voted out of committee favorably in October 2013 and January 2014, but she requested her nomination be withdrawn in September 2014 after inactivity by the U. S. Senate; the White House withdrew Rooney's nomination in November 2014. Jo Ann Rooney named Loyola's 24th president

Kingdom of Gampola

Gampola is a town located near Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It was made the capital city of the island by King Buwanekabahu IV, who ruled for four years in the mid fourteenth century. King Buwanekabahu IV ascended to the throne after his father and shifted the capital from Kurunegala to Gampola, with the support of the General Senalankadhikara. After his death, his brother, King Parakramabahu V, who used to reign from Dedigama ascended the throne and moved to Gampola, he was sent to Malaya. King Vikramabahu III conveyed the tooth relic to Gampola and held a festival in honor of this sacred relic, he built a shrine at Niyamgampaya in Gampola. The rock temple "Gadaladeniya Viharaya" was constructed by king Vikramabahu III. Meanwhile, generation called "Alagakkonara" became more powerful than the king as they helped to defeat "Araya Chakravarthi", a Tamil ruler who had grabbed the throne of the northern country. There are many Buddhist temples belonging to the Gampola era like "Lankathilaka" and "Ambekke dewalaya".

The last king of Gampola was King Buwanekabahu V. He ruled the island for 29 years. At the same time, King "Weerabahu II" ruled Raigama. King "Vijayabahu VI", from the Alagakkonara family, grabbed the throne from king Weerabahu II; the Chinese ambassador Zheng He, unhappy with the change of hands, carried off King Vijayabahu VI to China in 1411 AD. The next kingdom was the Kotte kingdom. A separate city was built in Kotte during this time by a noble known as Alagakkonara


Mawangdui is an archaeological site located in Changsha, China. The site consists of two saddle-shaped hills and contained the tombs of three people from the western Han dynasty: Marquis Li Cang, his wife and a male believed to have been their son; the site was excavated from 1972 to 1974. Most of the artifacts from Mawangdui are displayed at the Hunan Provincial Museum, it was called "King Ma's Mound" because it was thought to be the tomb of Ma Yin, a ruler of the Chu kingdom during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. The original name might have been the similarly-sounding "saddle-shaped mound"; the tombs were made of large cypress planks. The outside of the tombs were layered with white charcoal. White clay layering originated with Chu burials, while charcoal layering was practiced during the early western Han dynasty in the Changsha area; the tombs contained a Chu burial custom. The tombs followed the burial practices dictated by Emperor Wen of Han, containing no jade or precious metals.

The eastern tomb, Tomb no. 1, contained the remains of a woman in her fifties. Her mummified body was so well-preserved that researchers were able to perform an autopsy on her body, which showed that she died of a heart attack, her diet was too rich in sugars and meats, she suffered from arterial-coronary problems. Buried with her were skeletons of various food-animals, lotus soup, grains and a complete meal including soup and meat skewers on a lacquer set. Researchers found honeydew melon seeds in her stomach, she outlived the occupants of the other two tombs. Xin Zhui's tomb was by far the best preserved of the three. A complete cosmetic set, lacquered pieces and finely woven silk garments with paintings are perfectly preserved, her coffins were painted according to Chu customs and beliefs, with whirling clouds interwoven with mystical animals and dragons. The corpse was bound in layers of silk cloth and covered with a wonderfully painted T-shaped tapestry depicting the netherworld and heavens with Chinese mythological characters as well as Xin Zhui.

There was a silk painting showing a variety of exercises that researchers have called the forerunner of Tai ji. The western tomb, Tomb no. 2, was the burial site of the first Marquis of Li Cang. He died in 186 BC; the Han dynasty had appointed Li Cang as the chancellor of the Kingdom of Changsha, an imperial fiefdom of Han. This tomb had been plundered several times by grave robbers. Tomb 3 was directly south of Tomb 1, contained the tomb of a man in his thirties who died in 168 BC; the occupant is believed to have been a relative of his wife. This tomb contained a rich trove of military and astronomical manuscripts written on silk. Regarded artifacts in particular were the lacquered wine-bowls and cosmetic boxes, which showcased the craftsmanship of the regional lacquerware industry. Of the more famous artifacts from Mawangdui were its silk funeral banners; the banners depicted the Chinese abstraction of the cosmos and the afterlife at the time of the western Han dynasty. A silk banner of similar style and function were found in Tomb 3.

The T-shaped silk funeral banner in the tomb of the Marquise is called the "name banner" with the written name of the deceased replaced with a portrait. We know the name because the tomb's original inventory is still intact, this is what it is called on the inventory; the Marquise was buried in four coffins. On the T-shaped painted silk garment, the uppermost horizontal section of the T represents heaven; the bottom of the vertical section of the T represents the underworld. The middle represents earth. In heaven we can see Chinese deities such as Nuwa and Chang'e, as well as Daoist symbols such as cranes. Between heaven and earth we can see heavenly messengers sent to bring Lady Dai to heaven. Underneath this are Lady Dai's family offering sacrifices to help her journey to heaven. Beneath them is the underworld - two giant sea serpents intertwined; the contents of Tomb 2 had been removed by robbers. An excavation report has been published within the last 5 years in Chinese. Tomb 3 contained a silk name banner and three maps drawn on silk: a topographic map, a military map and a prefecture map.

The maps display the Hunan and Guangxi region and depict the political boundary between the Han dynasty and Nanyue. At the time of discovery, these were the oldest maps yet discovered in China, until 1986 when Qin State maps dating to the 4th century BC were found. Tomb 3 contained a wealth of classical texts; the tomb contained texts on astronomy, which depicted the planetary orbits for Venus, Mercury and Saturn and described various comets. The Mawangdui texts of the Yijing are hundreds of years earlier than those known before, are now translated by Edward Shaughnessy The tomb contained a rich collection of Huang-Lao Taoist texts, as well a copy of the Zhan Guo Ce; the tomb contained various medical texts, including depictions of tao yin exercises, as well as a historical text, the Chunqiu shiyu. Book of Silk Mawangdui Silk Texts Changsha Kingdom Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng List of Chinese cultural relics forbidden to be exhibited abroad Han dynasty tomb architecture BooksLee, Sherman E


Stagenhoe is a Grade II listed stately home and surrounding gardens located in the village of St Paul's Walden in Hertfordshire. It is 6 miles south of Hitchin, it was the family seat of the Earl of Caithness. Socialite Lady Euphemia Sinclair spent her childhood there and became a friend Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, whose family were neighbours, it is one of two large manors with fine grounds in the village, the other being the historic home of the Bowes-Lyon family St Paul's Walden Bury. Records about the manor of Stagenhoe date back to before the Norman Conquest, when it was one'hide'. In 1595, the manor of Stagenhoe was conveyed to William Hale, of King's Walden, his seventh son and eleventh child, John Hale, was knighted in 1660, built Stagenhoe Manor House about that time, was sheriff of the county in 1663, died in 1672. Dame Elizabeth, was the wife of this John Hale, died one year after him, they were the last of the Hales of Stagenhoe. His son, Sir Robert Austen sold it to the Heyshams.

The house of 1650 or 1660 was burnt in 1737, a new house was built by Mr. G. T. Heysham, about 1740. In 1703, the manor and surrounding park was sold to Robert Heynsham, a Member of parliament and it remained within his family until 1833. In about 1869, it was sold to 14th Earl of Caithness; the current manor was built in the 18th century, after a fire in about 1737. It has many 19th-century and additions, including extensions to the rear and a porch on the west side; the main feature is the stuccoed south facade. The property was listed in 1968. Having passed out of private hands, the house is much altered internally, it is now used as a Sue Ryder Care home. The grounds contain a registered campsite with five caravan pitches. Sue Ryder Care - Stagenhoe History of Preston – Stagenhoe Manor