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Rajshahi Royals

Rajshahi Royals are a Bangladeshi franchise Twenty20 cricket team. The team is based in Rajshahi in Bangladesh and competes in the Bangladesh Premier League, a Twenty20 franchise cricket competition. On 16 November 2019, Bengal Group was named as the sponsor of the team and it was renamed to Bengal Rajshahi Royals. Duronto Rajshahi participated in the first two seasons of the Bangladesh Premier League in 2011/12 and 2012/13. Following the suspension of all BPL franchises after the second season of the league, the Rajshahi Kings were formed in advance of the 2016/17 Bangladesh Premier League following a complete change in the team ownership and management, they competed in the fourth edition of the BPL in late 2016, losing in the final to the Dhaka Dynamites. On 6 October 2016, Darren Sammy was announced the captain of the side. Duronto Rajshahi was captained by Mushfiqur Rahim and had the likes of Marlon Samuels, Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Sami by his side; the team dominated during the league stage, winning 7 of their 10 games, finished at the top of the leaderboard.

However, they lost to Barisal Burners in the semi-final. This time, the team was led by Tamim Iqbal who had the likes of Moeen Ali and Sean Ervine accompanying him; this time, Rajshahi just managed to finish in the top 4 during the league stage, winning 5 games out of 12 matches. Their campaign ended as they were disqualified during the playoffs The kings were the other new team alongside Khulna Titans participating this year, they signed Mohammad Darren Sammy pre-draft. As they were one the new teams, the kings were allowed to select two local cricketers in the draft before the initial procedure, they selected Nurul Hasan. They signed Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga, English all-rounder Samit Patel and more from the overseas department in the draft, they bought Mominul Haque, Farhad Reza and some more local talents from the draft. They signed Kiwi all-rounder James Franklin and Jamaican seamer Kesrick Williams mid-tournament, they chose hard-hitting t20 specialist batting all-rounder Sabbir Rahman as their icon player.

The kings started off with a 3 run defeat to Khulna Titans and lost to Barisal Bulls in a nail-biting finish. They notched up crucial victories against Dhaka Dynamites and Khulna Titans to qualify for the playoffs, they won against Chittagong Vikings and Khulna Titans in the eliminator and the 2nd qualifier game respectively. The suffered a heavy defeat against Dhaka Dynamites in the final, they replaced previous icon Sabbir Rahman with wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim as the icon player and retained Mominul Haque, Farhad Reza and Mehedi Hasan. They signed English opener and part-time seamer Luke Wright and West Indian top-middle order batsmen Lendl Simmons to provide stability to the top order and made a one-season contract with Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to give the lower-middle order a boost, they extended the contract for one more year with Franklin and Sammy. In the draft, The Kings got the first pick in the lottery and unsurprisingly selected wiry left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman, they were riding their luck as they gained the first pick in the overseas selection in the draft, picking Pakistani leggie Usama Mir.

The surprise picks were U19 all-rounder Qazi Onik, in-form orthodox spinner Nihaduzzaman, pacer Hossain Ali and little known Pakistani all-rounder Raza Ali Dar. The Kings began their conquest with a lost to Rangpur Riders and could not recover from the early defeat, they secured some victories on the way. Overall, they finished 2nd last at 6th, they retained Zakir Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Sami. They signed Afghan leg-spinner Qais Ahmad and South African Christiaan Jonker pre-draft In the draft, Rajshahi snatched in-form batsman Soumya Sarkar as their first pick. From the overseas department, they signed the likes of Ryan ten Doeschate, their Head Coach Lance Klusener was present in the event. The team signed South African Al-rounder JP Duminy as one of their direct signings, but BCB decided to run this edition of the BPL themselves without taking any franchises, which meant the new signing could not represent this team on this edition of the tournament. However, During the player's direct signing period, a Conflict of Interests aroused between BCB and all other franchise.

Subsequently in September 2019, BCB made some changes in rules and regulations for this season and eliminating all franchises, BCB took over the charge of the current BPL and decided to run this current tournament by the board itself and named the tournament as Bangabandhu BPL T20 2019 in order to pay homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary. IPC Group became the team sponsor, they renamed it to ‘Rajshahi Royals’. In November 2019, post players draft, Shoaib Malik and Andre Russell were included in Rajshahi Royals team in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League. Players with international caps are listed in bold. * denotes a player, unavailable for selection. * denotes a player, unavailable for rest of the season Head Coach:- Owais Shah Assistant Coach:- Rajin Saleh Team Director:- Akram Khan Team Manager:- Hannan Sarkar Team Sponsor:- Bengal Website

Samoana meyeri

Partula meyeri is a species of tropical, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial, gastropod mollusc in the family Partulidae. The species is named in honour of Jean-Yves Meyer. P. meyeri is known only from Mount Tefatua, the highest peak on the island of Raiatea in the Society Islands, French Polynesia. The holotype and two other specimens, the only ones recorded so far, were collected in a wet gulch at about 950 meters elevation, just below the mountain summit; the three snails were observed aestivating on the leaves of montane vegetation. P. meyeri has a conical spire, evenly rounded whorls, a brown, translucent shell with whorls terminating in a large, oval aperture that has a thin, expanded peristome. The shell measures 16.5 mm in length and 10.5 mm in width

Marton, Warwickshire

Marton is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England. The village is within the Borough of Rugby and in the 2001 and 2011 census' had a population of 484. Marton is located upon the A423 road between Southam. To the north of the village is the River Leam and just to the west the River Itchen joins the Leam. Due to its proximity to these two rivers, parts of the village have periodically suffered from flooding. Marton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Mortone. In the early Middle Ages it was a place of some importance, as it was the centre of a Hundred named Meretone. By the late 12th Century this had become part of the Hundred of Knightlow. Just north of Marton is a medieval bridge over the Leam known as "Marton Bridge", built in 1414 by a locally born merchant called John Middleton. In 1928 a modern bridge was built over the top of the medieval one, it was hidden from view. However, in 2000 a new bridge was built alongside and the old bridge was uncovered and restored; the old bridge now carries pedestrians.

Another point of interest in Marton is the Marton Museum of Country Bygones which has a collection of old agricultural implements. The village church of St Esprit is grade II* listed. Marton used to have a a railway station on the former Rugby to Leamington Spa railway line, about half a mile south of the village, but this closed in 1959. There was a junction called Marton Junction on the Rugby to Leamington railway which opened in the late 19th century; this was the Leamington to Weedon route which not only took pressure off the main lines by carrying coal traffic to the south but provided the local villages with passenger services to Leamington. Warwickshire Towns & Villages, by Geoff Allen ISBN 1-85058-642-X - village website

Claire Labine

Claire Vaughn Labine was an American soap opera writer and producer. Labine was born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 28, 1934, she attended the University of Kentucky where her major was journalism, but she switched to playwriting major at Columbia University's School of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, she joined the writing staff of Captain Kangaroo. After writing for the show for two years, she was fired in 1968, her first foray into daytime was as a script writer for the CBS Daytime soap opera Where the Heart Is. After only a year at the show, she was promoted to the co-head writer in 1971; the show ended in 1973. Shortly after, Labine became head writer for Love of Life; the ratings for the show rose, which brought them to the attention of rival network ABC. In late 1974, ABC Daytime approached Labine about creating a new soap opera; the network wanted a soap opera similar to General Hospital. Ryan's Hope was created. While writing it, Ryan's Hope won six Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing and two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Program.

In addition to this, Labine won a Writers Guild of America Award for each year that she wrote the show. After ratings began to sag, Labine was replaced by Mary Ryan Munisteri. ABC asked Labine back in early 1983 when it became apparent that Munisteri was not improving the ratings. Labine was fired once again that year. During her absence from Ryan's Hope, Michael Brockman, former president of CBS Daytime, asked Labine to develop a new serial in 1986, her proposal never made it to the air. In 1987, Labine was asked by ABC to come back to Ryan's Hope, she remained with the show until 1989, when the show was cancelled. In 1993, Labine returned to daytime as head writer of ABC's General Hospital, she brought the show much critical acclaim, won her seventh Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for her work on the show. She chose to depart the show in early 1996. During this time, she created a proposed General Hospital spin-off and Soul, about two families, one black, one white, both show business families.

The black family was three generations of jazz musicians. Next door was a theatrical family; the show was not picked up by ABC or NBC. Labine co-wrote, with Judith Pinsker, the 1995 New York Times bestseller General Hospital tie-in novel Robin's Diary, based in the AIDS storyline between characters Stone Cates and Robin Scorpio. In 1996, Labine was offered the head writer role at As the World Turns but turned it down because she and her son Matthew Labine were trying to get HEART & SOUL on the air. "I had to turn it down. I said to Procter & Gamble,'I am gratified by this offer, but if I have any chance at all...' I didn't think there was much chance but I thought it was worth a go to do our own show. And they were lovely about it." In late 1996, she was made head writer of ABC's One Life to Live because she had a year and a half left on her contract with ABC. She remained with the show until early 1998. Most Labine had a short stint at CBS' Guiding Light, she was head writer of the show from 2000 through 2001.

Labine shared the reins of GL with Matthew Labine and Eleanor Labine. Rumors abounded throughout Labine's tenure at GL that she, Executive Producer Paul Rauch, Executive in Charge of Production Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin had frequent arguments about the show's direction. At one point, it was announced in the soap press that the Labines were departing, only to have the announcement recanted a week later. P&G did replace the Labines the following year with writers Lloyd Gold and Christopher Dunn. In November 2009, Labine gave an exclusive interview during which she discussed her struggles with ABC during Ryan's Hope, her enjoyment of writing General Hospital, her less enjoyable experiences on One Life to Live and Guiding Light. She discussed details about her aborted project, Union Place, insights into her illustrious career. Labine died on November 11, 2016 at her home in Somers, Connecticut at the age of 82 from undisclosed causes. Captain Kangaroo Script writer: 1966-1967Where the Heart Is Co-head writer: 1971–1973 Script writer: 1970–1971Love of Life Co-head writer 1973–1975Ryan's Hope Co-Creator Executive Producer: July 1975 – June 1982 Head writer: July 1975 – June 1982, January 1983 – November 1983, February 1987 – January 1989General Hospital Head writer: September 1993 – March 1996One Life to Live Head writer: December 1996 – April 1998Guiding Light Head writer: August 2000 – July 2001 9 Wins 12 nominations National Academy Of New York Arts And Sciences Silver Circle Recipient 2000 Wins 1995, General Hospital 1994, General Hospital 1980-1983, 1986–1989, Ryan's HopeNominations 2001, Guiding Light 1996, General Hospital 1979, Ryan's Hope Honored with Evelyn F. Burkey Award by the Writers Guild of America on February 19, 2005.

The award was presented to her by former Ryan's Hope star Kate Mulgrew. Connecticut College Gold Medal 1995 Inherit The Earth Award for General Hospital story line on environmental racism, a ground-breaking plot for daytime about a trash incinerator about to be located in a low income area featured icon Laura Webber in fight for social justice. Labine served the Writers Guild of America, East, as vice president for three terms


In the Torah, Ithamar was the fourth son of Aaron the High Priest. Following the construction of the Tabernacle, he was responsible for recording an inventory to ensure that the constructed Tabernacle and its contents conformed to the vision given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. After the death of his two eldest brothers and Abihu, when they had been punished by the Lord for performing an unauthorized sacrificial offering, Ithamar served as a priest along with his elder brother and Ithamar and Eleazar are regarded as the direct male ancestors of all Kohanim. Leviticus 10:16-18 records an incident when Moses was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, for failing to eat a sin offering inside the Tabernacle in accordance with the regulations set out in the preceding chapters of Leviticus regarding the entitlement of the priests to a share of the offerings they made on behalf of the Israelite people. During the travels of the Israelites in the wilderness, Ithamar was responsible for the work of the sons of Gershon and Merari, the carriers of the Tabernacle fittings and structures, whilst Eleazar was responsible for the work of the sons of Kohath, who carried the cult objects.

He was in charge of the work of the Levites in general. According to Samaritan sources a civil war broke out between the sons of Ithamar and the sons of Phinehas which resulted in the division of those who followed Eli and those who followed High Priest Uzzi ben Bukki at Mount Gerizim Bethel. According to Samaritan sources the high priests line of the sons of Phineas died out in 1624 CE with the death of the 112th High Priest Shlomyah ben Pinhas when the priesthood was transferred to the sons of Ithamar; the burial site of Ithamar is associated with the Hill of Phinehas as related in the Bible and is attributed with the location of the village of Awarta in the Samarian section of the current day West Bank. Due to the uncertain security situation, the Israel Defense Forces limits visits by Jews to one annual night close to 5 Shevat on the Hebrew calendar. Levite