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Kislev

Kislev is the third month of the civil year and the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. In a regular year Kislev has 30 days, but because of the Rosh Hashanah postponement rules, in some years it can lose a day to make the year a "short" year. Kislev is an autumn month which occurs in November–December on the Gregorian calendar and is sometimes known as the month of dreams; the name of the month derives from Akkadian kislimu. But some popular etymologies connect it to the Hebrew root K-S-L as in the words "kesel, kisla" or "ksil" because of the expectation and hope for rains. In Jewish Rabbinic literature, the month of Kislev is believed to correspond to the Tribe of Benjamin. 25 Kislev – 2 TevetHanukkah – ends 3 Tevet if Kislev is short 1 Kislev - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson miraculously recovered from a devastating heart attack. 6 Kislev – Death of David Ben-Gurion 17 Kislev – The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine, which led to the creation of the State of Israel.

14 Kislev - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn married Chaya Mushka Schneersohn, the daughter of the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe 10 Kislev - Liberation from prison of the Mitteler Rebbe, the Second Lubavitcher Rebbe. 19 Kislev – Liberation from prison of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi and celebrated as Yud Tes Kislev by Chabad Chassidim. 21 Kislev – The Samaritan temple at Mount Gerizim was destroyed by John Hyrcanus I. 25 Kislev – The Hanukkah miracle 25 Kislev The Greeks make pagan sacrifices in the Temple 15 Kislev – The Greeks set up the "Abomination of Desolation" in the Temple. 20 Kislev – Ezra addresses a three-day assemblage of Jews in Jerusalem, telling them to adhere to the Torah and to dissolve their interfaith marriages. 14 Kislev – Death of Reuben, son of Jacob. 14 Kislev – Birth of Reuben, son of Jacob. 27 Kislev – Flood rains cease. In the story of Xenogears, Kislev is the name of a country, named after the Hebrew month. In the Warhammer universe, Kislev is both the name for a city near the chaos wastes and the country in which it resides.

In the Dragonlance universe, Kislev represents the godly force of instinct. By Jon Stewart in "Can I Interest You in Hanukkah" from Stephen Colbert's A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! This Month in Jewish History Resources on the Month of Kislev

Lou Campanelli

Lou Campanelli is an American basketball coach. He served as head coach at University of California, Berkeley from 1986 to 1993. Campanelli played a significant role in Pac-10 men's basketball, having served as head basketball coach at California for eight years, from 1985 to 1993, he led the Bears to post-season play on four occasions. In his first season, he led Cal to the 1986 National Invitation Tournament, the school's first postseason bid of any kind since 1960. In 1990, he led the Bears to their first NCAA Tournament in 30 years. Campanelli was abruptly fired on February 1993 with 10 games to go in the 1992-93 season. Athletic director Bob Bockrath inadvertently heard Campanelli give profanity-laced lectures to his players following losses to Arizona State and Arizona. Several players had complained to Bockrath about his abrasive coaching style, but Bockrath said he had no idea just how "beaten down" the players had been until then. Prior to arriving at California, Campanelli was head coach at James Madison for 13 years where he guided the Dukes to a record of 238-118 and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

His 21-year head coaching record stands at 361-226. He coached one year in the Japan Pro League, spent several years as an advance scout for the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers and New Jersey Nets, served as Commissioner of Pac 10 Officiating. In 2015, Campanelli wrote a book titled Dare to Dream: How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World, about his dream of becoming a college basketball coach and his accomplishment of growing the all-girl Madison college athletics program into a successful men's NCAA basketball team. Campanelli grew up in New Jersey, he graduated from Montclair State University, where he earned his master's degree. He resides in Livermore, California

Salvatore Pappalardo

Salvatore Pappalardo STD JUD was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Palermo for over 25 years, from 1970 to 1996. He was the first senior clergyman from Sicily to speak out against the Mafia, breaking its code of omertà, he should not be confused with the still-living current Archbishop of Siracusa, Italy of the same first and last name, not a Cardinal but is, like this one, a metropolitan archbishop of an ecclesiastical province. Pappalardo was born in Villafranca Sicula in Sicily, he was ordained as a priest in Rome on 12 April 1941, was a Counsellor of the Vatican Secretariat of State from 1947 to 1965, receiving in 1951 the title of Privy Chamberlain to Pope John XXIII, in 1961 that of Domestic Prelate. He was appointed titular Archbishop of Miletus on 7 December 1965, served as Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Indonesia from 1965 to 1969, he was President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome from 1969 to 1970. He succeeded Cardinal Francesco Carpino as Archbishop of Palermo on 17 October 1970.

He was proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani by Pope Paul VI on 5 March 1973. He was considered papabile in the conclave in October 1978, after the death of Pope John Paul I: a cover story of Time magazine said that he could become the first Sicilian pope in 12 centuries. Pappalardo spoke out against the Mafia from the 1980s. At the funeral of Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa in 1982, murdered along with his wife in Palermo, he criticised the Italian government for failing to guarantee security in Sicily, implicitly criticising the Mafia but avoiding mentioning the organisation by name, he became more explicit in the early 1990s, after other anti-Mafia lawyers and priests had been murdered. At the funeral of Giovanni Falcone in 1992, murdered along with his wife near Palermo, he described the murderers as part of a "synagogue of Satan", leading to criticism from Italian Jews, he apologised, having meant the word synagogue in its "old sense, as a gathering place". In 1993, at the funeral of murdered priest Pino Puglisi, he called for the people of Sicily to rise up against the Mafia.

He was awarded the title of Knight of the Grand Cross of the Italian Republic by Italian President Sandro Pertini. He retired on 4 April 1996, he died in Palermo and was buried in the chapel of Santa Cristina in the Cathedral of Palermo on 12 December 2006. Obituary, The Independent, 14 December 2006 "Salvatore Cardinal Pappalardo". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 September 2013

Canada's Worst Driver Ever

Canada's Worst Driver Ever was the ninth season of the Canadian reality TV show Canada's Worst Driver, which aired on the Discovery Channel. As with previous years, eight people, nominated by their family or friends, enter the Driver Rehabilitation Centre to improve their driving skills; this season brought back nine former contestants, who were either named Canada's Worst Driver or failed to graduate in the final episode of their respective seasons, giving them one more chance to improve their driving and avoid being named Canada's Worst Driver Ever. This year, the Driver Rehabilitation Centre is located at the now-defunct Dunnville Airport in Dunnville, Ontario for the fourth straight season; the initial drive started in Thorold and the final road test occurred in Hamilton, Ontario. Cam Woolley is the show's longest-serving expert, having been present in every season except the first and has seen the habits of Canadian drivers change drastically since 2000, with the most common offense having changed from DUI to distracted driving over the previous decade.

He is the traffic expert on CP24 in Toronto and had a 25-year career as a traffic sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police. As the longest-tenured expert on the panel, Cam is familiar with every returning driver except Chris. Philippe Letourneau is a veteran high-speed driving instructor who counts BMW and Ferrari among his clients. Since joining the show in Canada's Worst Driver 3, the average car has gained in speed and acceleration, with the high-speed emphasis of this season making his job a important one; as the second-longest-tenured expert on the panel behind Cam, Philippe is familiar with every returning driver except Chris and Michael. Shyamala Kiru is the show's resident psychotherapist and relationship expert, a position which has become more demanding each year since joining the show in Canada's Worst Driver 7, as the stresses in driving and everyday life seem to always be on the increase; as the second-shortest-tenured expert on the panel, the only returning drivers Shyamala is familiar with are Kevin and Sly.

With Shyamala returning for her third season, that ties her with Dr. Louisa Gembora, as the longest-serving psychologist so far. Tim Danter is in his second season as the show's head driving instructor. In this position, he not only gives the drivers help and instructions for challenges, but gives them further lessons off-screen; as the shortest-serving expert on the panel, the only returning driver Tim is familiar with is Kevin. With Tim returning for his second season, that makes Dan Bagyan, the head instructor from Canada's Worst Driver 4, the shortest-tenured head instructor in Canada's Worst Driver history; this season saw nine former contestants returning from previous seasons. However, it has the fewest graduates so far with only four. Six of them returned with their original nominators and two joined with new nominators, while Chris returned without a nominator with him; the only season to see no contestants returning is Canada's Worst Driver 4. Shelby D'Souza, 37 and licensed for 11 years, from Calgary, was nominally the runner-up in Canada's Worst Driver 3 though, in a way, was the "worst driver" from that season since the actual worst, Jason Zhang gave up driving for good.

Shelby and his brother, Elerick D'Souza, feel that regardless of the outcome, he is now a much better driver. He drove a black Mitsubishi Outlander to the rehab centre. Christopher "Chris" Ferguson, 40 and licensed for 21 years, from Malton, was the first-ever person to be awarded the dishonour of being named "Canada's Worst Driver" in the first season. In the eight years since, however, he believes that he has hugely improved as a driver and will have much better luck this time around, his wife, Michelle Ferguson, was his nominator, but she did not accompany him during his second appearance on the show. He drove a white Pontiac G6 to the rehab centre. Henrietta Gallant, 68 and licensed for 42 years, from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was deemed to be the worst driver in Canada's Worst Driver 2 due to a terrible road test performance in Toronto—which she failed to complete, no less—and refusing to admit fault for her mistakes. While her husband, Andy Gallant, acknowledges that she has at least learned to take responsibility for her errors in the seven years since, both of them fear that it may be too late for her to learn what she needs to.

She drives a gray Chevrolet Impala. Sly Grosjean, 42 and licensed for 19 years, from Red Deer, was the runner-up in Canada's Worst Driver 7 thanks to a decent road test performance, despite a terrible overall track record in the competition, his brother-in-law, Fred Hillyer, believes that Sly avoided being named the worst through luck as fellow contestant, Shirley Sampson, bombed her road test and points to Sly's continued use of handheld electronic gadgets while driving as proof that he learned nothing from his original appearance on the show. He drove a purple Pontiac Montana SV6 to the rehab centre. Angelina Marcantognini, 30, from Sudbury, was judged the worst in Canada's Worst Driver 5 after a horrific overall performance, which saw her fail all but one challenge during that season and fail to complete the road test, in turn causing Andrew to inform

Wajiki Station

Wajiki Station is a railway station on the Asa Line in Geisei, Aki District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the third-sector Tosa Kuroshio Railway with the station number "GN31"; the station is served by the Asa Line and is located 18.2 km from the beginning of the line at Gomen. All Asa Line trains, both rapid and local, stop at the station; the station consists of an island platform serving two tracks on an embankment. There is no station building and the station is unstaffed but a waiting room has been set up at the base of the embankment together with parking lots and a bike shed. Access to the platforms is by two separate flights of steps; each station on the Asa Line features a cartoon mascot character designed by Takashi Yanase, a local cartoonist from Kōchi Prefecture. The mascot for Wajiki Station is a kappa named Wajiki Kappa-kun; the design is chosen because local folklore refers to kappa, a river Yōkai, inhabits the nearby Wajiki river. The train station was opened on 1 July 2002 by the Tosa Kuroshio Railway as an intermediate station on its track from Gomen to Nahari.

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 223 passengers daily. List of railway stations in Japan

Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

Sierra de San Pedro Mártir is a mountain range located within southern Ensenada Municipality and southern Baja California state, of northwestern Mexico. It is a major mountain range in the long Peninsular Ranges System, that extends from Southern California down the Baja California Peninsula into Baja California Sur state; the range's highest peak is Picacho del Diablo at 3,096 m in elevation. Known as Cerro de la Encantada and Picacho la Providencia, it is the highest point in Baja California state and of the entire Baja California Peninsula; the range is a drainage divide that demarcates the drainages flowing west into the Pacific Ocean or east into the Gulf of California for this section of the Baja California Peninsula. Snow is present at the highest elevations in the winter; the Sierra de Juárez are on the north, Sierra de San Francisco are on the south, both are part of the Peninsular Ranges System. Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro MártirParque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir protects an area of 650 km2 in the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir.

It was established by presidential decree in 1974, the first of two national parks to be established on the Baja California Peninsula. The second is Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 to the north, in the Sierra de Juárez and in Baja California state. National Astronomical ObservatoryThe National Astronomical Observatory is located at an elevation of 2,830 m in the range; the astronomical complex was built in 1975. It has several large telescopes, the largest of, 2.12 m in diameter. The observatory's site takes advantage of the high elevation, along with clear skies, low relative humidity, low atmospheric pollution, low light pollution, low levels of radio interference; the range was a site considered for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, now tentatively planned for a controversial site on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. FloraSierra de San Pedro Mártir has a similar flora to the Sierra de Juárez on the north. Higher elevations have Sierra Juarez and San Pedro Martir pine-oak forests ecoregion flora, which are surrounded at lower elevations by California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion flora, at lowest elevations by the Baja California Desert ecoregion flora.

The flora is distinct from that of'mainland' Mexico across the Gulf of California to the east, shares many species with the Laguna Mountains and Cuyamaca Mountains Peninsular Ranges, in San Diego County, California. Typical conifer species include sugar pine and Jeffrey pine; the canyons of the lower eastern Sierra de Pedro Mártir are the southern range demarcation of natural California fan palm distribution. Arizona cypress can be found with California fan palms. FaunaBaja California rainbow trout are native to the headwaters of Rio Santo Domingo in the Sierra San Pedro Martir. Desert bighorn sheep live in the range California condors, zoo-bred from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park condor program, were reintroduced into the Sierra San Pedro Martir in 1987, the first time seen in the range since 1937; each year, a small group of young California condors are selected from the pool of birds being bred by the Los Angeles Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Oregon Zoo, The Peregrine Fund for release to the wild.

Annual releases range from four to seven zoo-bred birds. Flora of Baja California Mountain ranges of Baja California Peninsular Ranges topics Sierra Juarez and San Pedro Martir pine-oak forests ecoregion Official Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir website— National Astronomical Observatory website— Rancho Meling, 100 años de tradición—