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Judith of Thuringia

Judith of Thuringia, a member of the Ludovingian dynasty, was Queen consort of Bohemia from 1158 until 1172 as the second wife of King Vladislaus II. She was the second Queen of Bohemia after Świętosława of Poland, wife of King Vratislaus II, had received the title in 1085. Judith was the daughter of his wife Hedwig of Gudensberg, she was raised at the Thuringian court at Wartburg Castle. In 1153 she was married to Duke Vladislaus II of Bohemia, three years after the death of his first wife Gertrude of Babenberg; the main reason for the marriage was that Judith, by her brother Landgrave Louis II and his wife Judith of Hohenstaufen, was related to the new German King Frederick Barbarossa. Vladislaus' bride was about eighteen years old. In 1155, two years after the wedding, Judith gave birth to the first son. In medieval times the names for babies were chosen by mothers, so it was Judith's idea to name the son Přemysl after the legendary founder of the Přemyslid dynasty. A chronicler wrote about Judith that she was of great beauty and mind, educated in Latin and politics.

It is said that she deputized for Vladislaus in his absence. When he obtained the royal title from Emperor Frederick and was crowned King of Bohemia in 1158, Judith became Queen consort, her coronation is not documented, but chronicles write about Queen Judith. During Vladislaus' rule a new bridge across the Vltava river in Prague was built from about 1160, where the famous Charles Bridge stands today, it was the first stone bridge in central Europe and in honour of the queen it was called Judith Bridge. Drawn away by a 1342 flood, remnants of some pillars and arches are still visible, as well as the preserved bridge tower on the Malá Strana bank. In the ongoing struggle around the Prague throne, Judith backed the inheritance claims of her son Přemysl Ottokar, Duke Vladislaus named his stepbrother Frederick his successor; when her husband abdicated in 1172, his wife followed him to exile in Thuringia. Vladislaus died two years at Meerane Castle, it is not known where Judith died, but her remains were found in the former Benedictine monastery of Teplice, which she had founded about 1160.

According to the historian Emanuel Vlček she died about 1210 at the age of 75, living to see the successful reign of her eldest son Přemysl. Ottokar, Duke of Bohemia in 1192/93 and again from 1197, became King of Bohemia in 1198, first of a hereditary line Vladislaus III, Duke of Bohemia in 1197, Margrave of Moravia from 1197 until his death Richeza, married to Henry of Mödling, a younger son of Duke Henry II of Austria. KAREŠOVÁ, Z.. 1. Vyd. Praha: X-Egem, 1996. VLČEK, E. Judita Durynská– paní znamenité krásy a ducha neobyčejného. O čem vypovídá lebka manželky krále Vladislava II. Vesmír 81, říjen 2002. M. Skopal. K otázce řezenské korunovace Vladislava II. "Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Philosophica et Historica", T. 2: Studia Historica, t. 31: 1987, s. 31–39, ad rem: s. 36–37. A. Merhautová-Livorová. Reliéf na věži bývalého Juditina mostu. "Uméní", R. 19: 1971, nr 1, s. 70–75

Recogne German war cemetery

Recogne German war cemetery is located in the hamlet of Recogne near the municipality of Bastogne, Belgium. It contains the graves of 6,807 German soldiers of the Second World War; the cemetery is situated to the east of the hamlet, to the south of the road to Foy. It is maintained by the German War Graves Commission. In the last winter of the Second World War, the Germans launched the Ardennes Offensive, they were unable to take the city. After heavy fighting, the Americans reconquered the area in January 1945. In February 1945, they established a cemetery in Recogne, where some 2,700 Americans and 3,000 Germans were buried. After the war in 1945–1946, the remains of the fallen American soldiers were transferred to Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial. In the meantime, the Belgian authorities started clearing all German cemeteries in the area, transferred all German graves either to Recogne or to Lommel German war cemetery. Therefore, the cemetery contains graves of Germans killed in 1940 or during the occupation.

In the 1950s the cemetery was transferred to the German War Graves Commission. Internetsite Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Recogne-Bastogne German War Cemetery near Bastogne – Bulge1944.com

David Courtley

David Courtley was the Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Services He joined Fujitsu Services as Chief Operating Officer in July 2001 and moved to the CEO position in April 2004, replacing Richard Christou who moved to the role of Chairman. David Courtley resigned from Fujitsu on 10 December 2008. Richard Christou took over duties of CEO on an interim basis being replaced by Roger Gilbert. Under David Courtley's leadership, Fujitsu Services experienced rapid growth and revenue for the financial year 2005-06 was £2.3 billion, with profits of £153 million, some 50% higher than the previous year. During this period Fujitsu Services has entrenched its position as the IT services provider of choice for the UK Government, winning several large outsourcing contracts, including those for the Inland Revenue, MOD and large parts of the NHS. In his final year of tenure David Courtley was based at Fujitsu Services' headquarters in Baker Street and resided in London. David listed listening to music and riding his bike to work as his hobbies.

David Courtley sits on the board of trustees for Charity SkillForce. Fujitsu Services - UK Corporate Website

Joe Broad

Joseph Reginald Broad is an English professional footballer. He plays for A. F. C. St Austell after leaving Southern League club Truro City. Broad began his career as a trainee with Plymouth Argyle, turning professional in August 2000, he played pre-season games for Weymouth in 2001 and was linked with a loan move there, but remained with Plymouth. He made an impressive league debut on 18 August 2001, as a substitute for Sean Evers in a goalless draw away to Hull City. First team chances were sparse at Home Park, so Broad was loaned to Conference side Yeovil Town in November 2001 to gain some additional experience, he returned after a month with Yeovil, signed a 12-month extension to his Plymouth contract. However, he struggled to establish himself and was allowed to join Torquay United on a free transfer in September 2003, he was used as a substitute by Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior and was released at the end of the season. He was linked with a move to Southern League Tiverton Town, but in August 2004 he signed for Walsall.

He was given a two-year contract extension and Merson continued to speak of the midfielder. However, in September 2005, Broad joined Conference North side Redditch United on loan to gain more first team experience, he in November 2005 rejoined Redditch on loan until the end of the season. Paul Merson decided that he was not part of his plans at Walsall and on 16 January 2006, Broad left to join Truro City helping the Cornish side to promotion to the Western League Division One in 2006, promotion to the Premier Division a year later, he scored the club's third and final goal in the FA Vase final on 13 May 2007, captained the side to the Western League title the following season. By 2013, he had played in over 300 matches for Truro in all competitions. After suffering an injury near the end of the 2013–14 season, he left the club in June 2014. Truro City FA Vase Winners:: 2006–07 Southern Football League Division One South & West Winners:: 2008–09 Western Football League Premier Division: Winners:: 2007–08 Western Football League Division One: Winners:: 2006–07 Cornish Senior Cup Winners:: 2006–07, 2007–08

Central Broward Regional Park

Central Broward Regional Park and Central Broward Stadium is a large county park in Lauderhill, Florida and operated by Broward County. It opened on November 2007, at a construction cost of $70 million, it is located at the corner of US 441 and State Road 838. The Central Broward Stadium was the first U. S. cricket pitch to receive certification by the International Cricket Council to host international matches. In September 2019, the stadium hosted the United States' first-ever One Day International series, which included the United States' first ODI victory; the Main Event Field was designed with cricket in mind. It features a large circular grass field 167 yards diameter. Surrounding it is a 5,000-seat stadium and large berms capable of holding 15,000 more, it features stadium lighting and a luxury viewing area. It was the first venue in the United States certified by the International Cricket Council for One Day International play; the first organized cricket event held there was a Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Martin Luther King Twenty20 Cricket Tournament, from January 18–20, 2008.

The event featured local players from India and the West Indies. The first international tournament hosted was another Twenty20 tournament, the MAQ T20 International Cricket Tournament, on May 23–25, 2008; that event featured teams from Canada, the West Indies, the rest of the world, including former superstars such as Javed Miandad, Richie Richardson, Mohammed Azharuddin. The park hosted the first full cricket international matches on American soil, a two-match Twenty20 series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, on May 22 and 23, 2010; the series was drawn 1-1, a low-scoring affair, with a healthy and supportive crowd, as well as the fine-quality facilities. On June 30 and July 1, 2012, New Zealand and the West Indies played 2 T20 Internationals at this ground, with the Windies winning both matches convincingly. In 2016, the West Indies-based Caribbean Premier League played multiple matches at Central Broward Regional Park during the second half of July. On August 2, 2016, India and the West Indies announced that they would play a two-match T20 series on August 27 and 28, marking India's first international matches on American soil, as an addendum to India's tour of the Caribbean.

Ahead of the start of the series, Indian coach and retired star leg-spin bowler Anil Kumble said about the park, "I didn't expect the facilities to be as good as what it is in the United States. I felt that it could be a makeshift. I had heard about Florida and this ground, but impressed with the facilities that we have seen today."Only one match produced a result, with the second match ending in a no result due to rain and a technical delay. In the first match of the series, India's Lokesh Rahul scored the second-fastest T20I century off only 46 balls finishing on 110 not out for the highest international score in the venue's history; the two teams the posted the highest international innings totals in the venue's history, with the West Indies winning by one run thanks to Evin Lewis' own century. It hosted two T20I matches between the West Indies and Bangladesh in August 2018. In 2019, it played host to two of the three T20I matches in the T20I Series in the a tour of the West Indies by India.

The first T20I held on August 3, 2019 was a low scoring match between the teams. India opted to field first and restricted West Indies to a total of 95. India managed to win the match by 4 wickets; the second T20I, held on the next day was won by the Indian cricket team by 22 runs in a match which had its second innings curtailed due to lightning and heavy rain. In September 2019, the venue hosted the United States Tri-Nation Series, part of the 2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2—marking the first One Day International matches to be held in the United States, the U. S. national team's first-ever ODI win. The Main Event Field was the home of the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids of the United States Australian Football League in 2008. In 2015 the venue hosted the 10th edition of the 49th Parallel Cup, an annual Australian Football match between the US and Canada; the mayor of Lauderhill, Richard J. Kaplan, sent a letter to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson in April 2013, stating that the council was looking at redeveloping the cricket stadium into a multi-sports facility, due to the lack of income and marquee events that have been held at the Field.

It hosted the United States national rugby union team's home leg in their 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on November 21, 2009. The USA with a win in Uruguay in the first leg, secured its place in New Zealand with a 27–6 win; the Main Event Field began hosting the Floridians FC, a soccer team in the Premier Development League, in 2015. The Fort Lauderdale Barracudas of the Stars Football League played their three home games at the park during the 2012 season; the league played all of its games at the stadium for the 2013 season. In 2016, The Main Event Field was home of Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the now defunct North American Soccer League. Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium has two large artificial-turf practice fields, they can be split into four American football or association football pitches, or combined into two cricket pitches. I

The Empire of Future

The Empire of Future is the debut studio album released by Silent Force. All songs written by Alex Beyrodt and D. C. Cooper, except when noted. "The Beginning" – 2:58 "Live for the Day" – 5:44 "Empire of Future" – 6:22 "Saints And Sinners" – 4:59 "Tell Me Why" – 4:44 "New Experiment" – 6:56 "Six Past The Hour" – 4:44 "Broken Wings" – 5:04 "We Must Remain" – 5:11 "I'll Be There" - 5:57 "See Beyond" - 5:34 "Saints And Sinners" - 5:46 D. C. Cooper - vocals Alex Beyrodt - guitars Thorsten Fleisch - bass Torsten Röhre - keyboards André Hilgers - drums Günther Werno - piano on track 10 Inka Auhagen - female vocals on track 10 Produced by Alex Beyrodt and Dennis Ward at House of Music Studio and House Of Audio Mixed by Alex Beyrodt and Achim Koler at House of Music Studio Track 10 produced by Dennis Ward and D. C. Cooper