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Joseph Justus Scaliger

Joseph Justus Scaliger was a French religious leader and scholar, known for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian and ancient Egyptian history. He spent the last sixteen years of his life in the Netherlands. Scaliger was born at Agen, the tenth child and third son of Italian scholar Julius Caesar Scaliger and Andiette de Roques Lobejac; when he was twelve years old, he was sent with two younger brothers to the College of Guienne in Bordeaux, under the direction of Jean Gelida. An outbreak of the plague in 1555 caused the boys to return home, for the next few years Joseph was his father's constant companion and amanuensis; the composition of Latin verse was the chief amusement of his father Julius in his years, he would daily dictate to his son between eighty and a hundred lines, sometimes more. Joseph was required each day to write a Latin theme or declamation, though in other respects he seems to have been left to his own devices.

He learned from his father to be not only a scholar, but an acute observer, aiming at historical criticism more than at correcting texts. After his father's death he spent four years at the University of Paris, where he began the study of Greek under Adrianus Turnebus, but after two months he found he was not in a position to profit from the lectures of the greatest Greek scholar of the time. He read Homer in twenty-one days, went through all the other Greek poets and historians, forming a grammar for himself as he went along. From Greek, at the suggestion of Guillaume Postel, he proceeded to attack Hebrew, Arabic, his most important teacher was Jean Dorat. He was able not only to impart knowledge, but to kindle enthusiasm in Scaliger, it was to Dorat that Scaliger owed his home for the next thirty years of his life, for in 1563 the professor recommended him to Louis de Chastaigner, the young lord of La Roche-Posay, as a companion in his travels. A close friendship sprang up between the two young men, which remained unbroken till the death of Louis in 1595.

The travellers first went to Rome. Here they found Marc Antoine Muret, when at Bordeaux and Toulouse, had been a great favourite and occasional visitor of Julius Caesar Scaliger at Agen. Muret soon recognized the young Scaliger's merits, introduced him to many contacts well worth knowing. After visiting a large part of Italy, the travellers moved on to England and Scotland, passing as it would seem La Roche-Posay on their way. Scaliger formed an unfavourable opinion of the English, their inhuman disposition and inhospitable treatment of foreigners made a negative impression on him. He was disappointed in finding only a few Greek manuscripts and few learned men, it was not until a much period that he became intimate with Richard Thomson and other Englishmen. In the course of his travels he had become a Protestant. On his return to France he spent three years with the Chastaigners, accompanying them to their different châteaux in Poitou, as the calls of the civil war required. In 1570 he accepted the invitation of Jacques Cujas and proceeded to Valence to study jurisprudence under the greatest living jurist.

Here he remained three years, profiting not only by the lectures but more by the library of Cujas, which filled no fewer than seven or eight rooms and included five hundred manuscripts. The massacre of St Bartholomew — occurring as he was about to accompany the bishop of Valence on an embassy to Poland — made Scaliger flee, together with other Huguenots, for Geneva, where he was appointed a professor in the academy, he lectured on the Organon of Aristotle and the De Finibus of Cicero to much satisfaction for the students, but not appreciating it himself. He hated lecturing, was bored with the importunities of the fanatical preachers. Of his life during this period we have interesting details and notices in the Lettres françaises inédites de Joseph Scaliger, edited by Tamizey de Larroque. Moving through Poitou and the Limousin, as the exigencies of the civil war required taking his turn as a guard, at least on one occasion trailing a pike on an expedition against the Leaguers, with no access to libraries, separated from his own books, his life during this period seems most unsuited to study.

He had, what so few contemporary scholars possessed—leisure, freedom from financial cares. It was during this period of his life that he composed and published his books of historical criticism, his editions of the Catalecta, of Festus, of Catullus and Propertius, are the work of a man determined to discover the real meaning and force of his author. He was the first to lay down and apply sound rules of criticism and emendation, to change textual criticism from a series of haphazard guesses into a "rational procedure subject to fixed laws", but these works, while proving Scaliger's right to the foremost place among his contemporaries as Latin scholar and critic, did not go beyond mere scholarship. It was reserved for his edition of Manilius, his De emendatione temporum, to revolutionize perceived ideas of ancient chronology—to show that ancient history is not confined to that of the Greeks and Romans, but comprises that of the Persians, the Babylonians and the Egyptians, hitherto neglected, that of the Jews, hitherto treated as a thing apart.

It was this innovation that disti

Karmen Stavec

Karmen Stavec is a Slovene musician and pop singer. Karmen was born at that time part of West Germany, to Slovene parents. After graduation she came to Domžale, where she joined the dance duo "4 Fun", she began to study Germanic studies at the Philosophical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana. In 1998 she started her own solo career, she has participated four times in Slovene national selection, called "EMA" for the Eurovision song contest in 1998, EMA 2001, EMA 2002 and EMA 2003. In 2002, at the EMA, she took second place behind the transvestite trio Sestre, although she received the highest number of points from televoting, her song, "Še in še" won the National Finals Song Contest. In 2003 she won, she represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, where she finished in 23rd place with the song "Nanana", sung in English; the Slovene version of the song is called Lep poletni dan. In 2008, Karmen announced a return to the music scene with another entry in EMA 2009 with the song "A si želiš".

She finished third in tenth in the final. Ostani Tu Karmen

The Prime Radicals

The Prime Radicals is a children’s educational television series that demonstrates how math can be applied in everyday contexts. It features two cousins and Kevin, who help their Uncle Norm solve his weekly workshop problems with the help of an expert and a mathematical solution; the series is based on the Ontario math education curriculum. Each episode features a visiting expert, such as a origami artist or firefighter. Produced by GAPC Entertainment of Ottawa, Ontario for TVO and distributed by Picture Box Distribution, The Prime Radicals features comedic actor and Ottawa area high school teacher Norm MacQueen as Uncle Norm, 12-year-old Kevin Wang as Kevin and 19-year-old Alanna Bale as Alanna. In each episode, 13-year-old Ayda Khan sings a math-inspired tune to reinforce the math lesson; the Prime Radicals premiered on TVOKids, Saskatchewan Communications Network and Knowledge Network in January 2011. As of 2018 it's airing on Starz Kids & Family in the US. Season 1 features 26 episodes, each of a 15-minute duration.

The series is produced in association with TVOKids, Knowledge Network, Saskatchewan Communications Network SCN and ACCESS Alberta. The Prime Radicals Season 2 premiered on TVOKids in September 2013. Season 2 features each of a 14:30-minute duration; the series is produced in association with TVOKids with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, The Shaw Rocket Fund, The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, The Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. GAPC Entertainment Prime Radicals Information Picture Box Distribution Prime Radicals website GAPC website Visual Education

Book Girl

Book Girl is a collection of Japanese light novels by Mizuki Nomura, with illustrations by Miho Takeoka. The series contains 16 volumes: eight cover the original series, four are short story collections, four are of a side story; the novels were published between April 2006 and April 2011 by Enterbrain under their Famitsu Bunko imprint. Yen Press licensed the light novel series and began releasing it in English in North America in July 2010. There have been four manga adaptations serialized in Square Enix's shōnen Gangan Powered and Gangan Joker, Kadokawa Shoten's shōjo Beans Ace and Monthly Asuka. An anime film adaptation produced by Production I. G was released in Japanese theaters on May 1, 2010; the Book Girl series centers around Konoha Inoue, one of two members of his high school's literature club, which he joined shortly after entering school, though the story begins when Konoha is in his second year. The other member and president of the club is a third-year girl who loves literature. Tohko is a yōkai who eats stories by consuming the paper they are printed on, Tohko asks Konoha to write her short stories as "snacks".

Konoha Inoue Voiced by: Miyu Irino Konoha is a second-year in high school who gained prominence when he wrote and submitted a romance novel into a competition. He won, with the novel going on to becoming a bestseller, but since he used a girl's name as a pseudonym, no one knows it is him, he joins his school's literature club where he meets the president of Tohko Amano. Tohko Amano Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa Tohko is a third-year high school student and the president of the literature club, she and Konoha are the only members of the club. She eats the pages of stories as "snacks" and asks Konoha to sometimes write something for her so she can consume them; the Book Girl series of light novels are written by Mizuki Nomura, with illustrations by Miho Takeoka. The novels share the common title Book Girl, where the series gets its name. There are 16 novels in the series: eight cover the original series, four are short story collections, four are of a side story; the eight novels of the original series were published between April 28, 2006 and August 30, 2008.

The four short story collections were published between December 26, 2008 and December 25, 2010. The four side story novels were published between April 30, 2009 and April 30, 2011; the first three side story novels are a part of a single story. The novels were published by Enterbrain under their Famitsu Bunko imprint. Yen Press licensed the light novel series and began releasing it in English in North America in July 2010. A 127-page art book titled Book Girl's Art Gallery was published on December 2008 by Enterbrain. Along with illustrations, the book contained comments by the creators. Three more books were published on April 2010 by Enterbrain; these include another 63-page art book titled Book Girl Fantasy Art Book. The guide book came bundled with a bonus DVD containing making-of videos. Another art book titled Book Girl's Art Gallery 2 was published on May 2011 by Enterbrain. Nomura collaborated with Kenji Inoue and Takaaki Kaima to produce three stories in Collaboration Anthology 2: Book Girl Ascends the Stairway of the Gargoyles and Idiots published by Enterbrain on October 30, 2008.

Four manga adaptations of Book Girl were created. The first, titled Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime, is illustrated by Rito Kōsaka and began serialization in the August 2008 issue of Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Gangan Powered; the manga was transferred to the debut May 2009 issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine after Gangan Powered was discontinued with the April 2009 issue. It ran until the November 2010 issue. Three tankōbon volumes were released between April 24, 2009 and December 22, 2010 under Square Enix's Gangan Comics Joker imprint. Kōsaka began another manga titled Book Girl and the Famished Spirit serialized in Gangan Joker between the January 2011 and September 2013 issues. Four volumes for Famished Spirit were released between August 22, 2011 and November 22, 2013; the third manga, Book Girl and the Delicious Recipe, is illustrated by Akira Hiyoshimaru and the first four chapters were serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's shōjo manga Beans Ace magazine. It was transferred to Monthly Asuka.

Delicious Recipe was serialized between the September 2009 and April 2010 issues of Monthly Asuka. Two volumes were published for Delicious Recipe on January 26 and April 26, 2010 under Kadokawa's Asuka Comics DX imprint. Hiyoshimaru illustrated another manga titled Book Girl and the Lovesick Poet in Monthly Asuka between the June 2010 and January 2011 issues. A single volume for Lovesick Poet was released on January 26, 2011. A set of six drama

Anthony Ujah

Anthony Ujah is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga side 1. FC Union Berlin and the Nigeria national team. Ujah grew up in the little town of Ugbokolo in Nigeria's Benue State. Ujah began his career with Abuja F. C. In 2008, he was signed by Warri Wolves, he left Warri Wolves in January 2010 to attend a trial with Lillestrøm. Having impressed while attending the trial, Ujah signed a four-year contract with Lillestrøm and made his debut for the club on 14 March 2010 against Aalesunds FK. In January 2011, Ujah was linked with a move to England with Football League One clubs Swindon Town and Southampton interested. On transfer deadline day, Ujah travelled to La Liga side Mallorca to discuss a move after Lillestrøm accepted a bid for the striker. However, no deal was signed, Ujah started the 2011 campaign still in the Norway with Lillestrøm. In the first game of the season on 3 March 2011, Ujah scored four goals in Lillestrøm's 7–0 victory away against Stabæk. Following his strong performance, it was reported that PSV Eindhoven, among other European clubs such as Rennes, Lille and Sunderland, were keeping tabs on Ujah.

Ujah added to his tally by scoring a brace in his side's 5–0 of FK Haugesund on 25 April. In May 2011, following his return of eight goals from the first six league matches for Lillestrøm, Ujah was linked to a host of bigger clubs from strong continental leagues including the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Eredivisie. A month on 28 May, Ujah netted the winning goal in a 4–2 victory over Sarpsborg 08. On 19 June 2011, Ujah again hit four goals for Lillestrøm, this time against Strømsgodset, helping his side to a 4–2 win in the Tippeligaen. After just 15 months in Norway, he built up a tremendous rapport with the club's supporters and arguably attained an legend-like status unheard of for a 20-year-old, he ended up scoring. In June 2011, Ujah signed for 1. FSV Mainz 05, after being tracked by several clubs, most notably Danish outfits F. C. Copenhagen and Brøndby IF. Ujah scored his first two goals for his new club in a 3–1 victory over VfB Stuttgart on 4 November, ending his side's winless run that stretched back to mid-August and moved them three points clear of the relegation zone.

On the last day of the summer 2012 transfer window, Ujah signed a season-loan to 1. FC Köln. On 5 May 2015, SV Werder Bremen announced that they had signed Ujah on a four-year contract, starting from the 2015–16 season. On 24 October, Ujah scored a brace against his former club Mainz as Werder earned a 3–1 away win following five successive defeats. Four days laters, he netted again, helping Werder to a 1–0 victory over his former club 1. FC Köln in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, it was his first goal in a home match at the Weserstadion. On 5 July 2016, Werder Bremen announced Ujah would be joining Liaoning Whowin pending a medical for a reported transfer fee of €13 million. Both player and club had rejected a similar offer from Liaoning Whowin in the previous winter transfer window. Two days the move was finalised with Ujah signing a three-year contract. On 8 July 2016, Ujah scored on his debut for Liaoning in a 2–1 win over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. In December, it was announced that Ujah would return to the Bundesliga having re-signed with former club 1.

FSV Mainz 05 on a 3½-year contract until 2021. In June 2019, Ujah's move to 1. FC Union Berlin, newly promoted to the Bundesliga, for the 2019–20 season was agreed. Ujah signed a three-year deal. At the end of May 2011, Ujah was called up to the U23 Nigerian National Team that faced Tanzania on 5 June 2011, he was selected for Nigeria's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. As of match played 27 September 2019 Anthony Ujah at National-Football-Teams.com Anthony Ujah at Soccerway

Robert Malone

Robert James Malone is an American football punter, a free agent. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2010, he played college football at Fresno State. He has been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers, New York Jets, Washington Redskins. Malone played college football at Fresno State. There he was a first-team All-WAC selection after punting 44 times for a 45.2-yard average, with 17 of his kicks downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He kicked 15 punts for 50 or more yards, including a career long of 74. In his collegiate career, Malone played in 41 games and punted 120 times for 5,117 yards with a 42.6-yard average and 44 punts inside the 20. Malone entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the spring of 2010. However, he was released before training camp by the Jaguars, who stuck with their incumbent punter Adam Podlesh. Malone was signed by the Buccaneers on October 2010 to replace Chris Bryan as the team's punter.

He was waived on August 29, 2011. On November 11, 2011, Malone signed with the Detroit Lions after an injury to Ryan Donahue, he was replaced by Ben Graham. He signed with the Chargers on May 30, 2012. Malone was signed by the New York Jets on September 4, 2012, he became the team's starting punter with the release of incumbent T. J. Conley, he was released on September 16, 2013. Malone signed a reserve/future contract with the Washington Redskins on December 31, 2013, he was waived for final roster cuts on August 29, 2014. Malone signed a contract with the New York Giants in 2015. On September 1, 2015, he was waived by the Giants. Robert Malone went to Martin Luther King High School, he punted for the high school football team. His cousin, Tom Malone, was an NFL punter and played college football at USC. Fresno State Bulldogs bio New York Jets bio Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio