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Lechia Gdańsk

Lechia Gdańsk is a Polish football club based in Gdańsk. The club was founded in 1945 by people expelled from Lwów, who were supporters of Poland's oldest football team Lechia Lwów, founded in 1903; the club's name comes from Lechia, a poetic name for Poland, is a continuation of the name used by the club based in Lwów. In their early years Lechia enjoyed some success, most notably finishing third in the Polish top division, before spending decades in the second and third tiers. In the early 1980s Lechia won the Polish Cup, the Polish SuperCup, played in a European competition for the first time. After having two mergers with other teams in 1990's the club had to restart from the sixth tier in 2001. In May 2008 the club was promoted again to the Ekstraklasa, with the clubs most recent success coming in 2019, finishing third in the league and again winning both the Polish Cup and SuperCup; the club was founded on 1 July 1945 in Gdańsk and was named "BOP Baltia Gdańsk". The club was first established by the "Port Reconstruction Office".

The BOP's purpose was to help Polish sea ports which were destroyed during World War 2, saw it best to create a sports club for the BOP workers. BOP Baltia's first game came on 2 September 1945, in which they lost the game 6–4 against Milicyjnym Klubem Sportowym z Wrzeszcza. At the end of the season BOP finished top of their qualifiers, were promoted to the second division as a result. Towards the end of February 1946, BOP officials had a meeting, in which it was decided that the name of the club should be changed; the team became known as "Sports Club for the Port Reconstruction Office Lechia Gdańsk",'Lechia' coming from Lechia Lwów, as a majority of the workers at BOP and those who studied at the Gdańsk University of Technology had been Expelled from Lwów at the end of WW2. Lechia fared well in its early years in the lower divisions. In the 1946–47 and 1947–48 seasons Lechia finished top of their district championships. For Lechia to be promoted to the top division they needed to win additional qualifying rounds against the other district champions.

Lechia achieved this in the 1947 -- 48 season. In 1949 Lechia played in the top flight for the first time, it was not a season to be enjoyed by Lechia however, winning only 4 games all season and losing an incredible 15 times out of 22 games. Lechia found themselves back in the second tier of Polish football in 1950, however their stay was to be short as the team once again won their district championships and won the promotion playoffs, ensuring that Lechia would be playing in the Ekstraklasa again. Upon Lechias return to the Ekstraklasa, these were seen as being the clubs "golden years" of their early history. In 1952 and 1953 Lechia played in the Ekstraklasa, surviving their first year back in the top flight finishing 7th, before finishing bottom of the league in 1953. In 1954 Lechia were once again playing in the second division, finishing 2nd in the league, being promoted at the first time of asking. 1955 was a much better year for Lechia. In the league the team finished in 5th place, while reaching their first Polish Cup final.

Lechia's route to the final saw them beating Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Wisła Kraków, Odra Opole and Gwardia Warszawa. The final saw. Lechia lost the game 5-0 after goals from Kempny x3, Słaboszewski; the 1956 season saw. Despite only scoring 25 goals in 22 games, Lechia finished the season in 3rd place; this achievement happened under the guidance of Tadeusz Foryś, arguably Lechia's greatest manager in their earlier years, seeing them promoted from the second tier, taking them to a cup final, achieving their highest finish of 3rd place. The following season Lechia finished 5th, once again scoring only 25 goals in 22 games. At the end of the season Foryś left Lechia to manage Arka Gdynia. Lechia's fortunes declined the following season; the side fell to 8th place, just surviving relegation by a single point. This was a trend, to continue for Lechia. While the team finished 6th in the 1959 season, the team only managed to score 19 goals in their 22 games, the only team to score fewer was Stal Sosnowiec who finished bottom of the league.

The next three seasons saw the team flirting with relegation, finishing 9th in 1960, 8th in 1961, 9th again in 1962. 1962 saw a change in the Ekstraklasa format, with the season changing from a summer league, to it becoming a winter league. The 1962-63 season ended up being a difficult one for Lechia. In the 26 games that season, they only managed to win 6, drawing 3, with the side losing 17; this caused the team to finish second from bottom, were relegated from the Ekstraklasa with Lech Poznań. Lechia struggled to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking. For the 1963–64 season Lechia found themselves struggling in 10th place; this seasons disappointment will have been lightened by the fact that Lech Poznań who were relegated with Lechia suffered another relegation, showing the competitiveness of the league they had found themselves in. The following year Lechia made a slight improvement, finishing 7th in the League, as well as facing Arka Gdynia for the first time in the Tricity Derby, with the two clubs becoming fierce rivals.

Lechia won the first meeting between the two clubs with the game finishing 2–1. The following season saw another improvement, with the team finishing 6th overall, however they were still far off the pace of the two teams who were promoted; the 1966–

Jakub Wujek

Jakub Wujek son of Maciej Wujek. He studied at the Cistercian School in Wągrowiec and continued with humanities and classical science studies in Silesia where he proved himself exceptionally talented in languages. On his parents' advice he moved to Cracow from Silesia in 1558 and studied classics, where in 1559 he received a master's degree in Philosophy, he began to teach at the bishop of Jakub Uchański, school in Cracow. When Uchanski was made Primate he sent Wujek to the Jesuit's College in Vienna. Here Wujek completed a master's degree in Philosophy and supplemented his philosophical studies with mathematical lectures and learning Greek. In 1565 he joined the Jesuit Order in Vienna and after novitiate he began theological studies at Collegium Romanum where he received a doctor's degree. After two years in Rome he returned to Poland to Pułtusk, where he became a lecturer in Jesuits’ College, he was ordained a priest in 1568 in Pułtusk and from that moment he devoted himself the undertaking of preaching and writing.

In 1571–1578 as Chancellor he organized the Jesuit College in Poznań. In 1578–1580 he was Chancellor of the Vilnius Academy. In 1579–1584 he founded the Jesuits province of Cluj in Transylvania and was the first Chancellor of the Cluj Academy. Wujek published two books: Postylla katoliczna, Postylla mniejsza, "Żywoty", "Pasja" and others. In 1584 the authorities of the Society of Jesus commissioned Wujek to translate the Bible from Vulgate - St. Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible, sanctioned by the Council of Trent as the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church in 1546; the first official version of the Vulgate, known as the Sistine Vulgate, was published on Pope Sixtus V's recommendation in 1590 and evoked one of the biggest theological scandals in the history of the Roman Church. In an attempt to end the controversy with the interpretation of the Bible, Pope Sixtus V convinced of being inspired by the Holy Spirit, amended it, he changed the layout of chapters as well as the numbers of the verses, omitting some phrases and adding others at his own discretion.

After the publication of the Sistine Vulgate and the death of Pope Sixtus V, all copies were bought by the Society of Jesus who re-edited the Bible. The changes introduced by pope Sixtus V were regarded as misprints; the re-edited Vulgate, known as the Clementine Vulgate, was published along with the bull “Aetenus Ille” by pope Clement VIII in 1592. Wujek's translation of the New Testament first appeared in 1593, complete with "teachings and warnings" regarding the Brest Bible and the Socinian versions of Symon Budny and Marcin Czechowic. Czechowic accused Wujek of plagiarism, Marcin Łaszcz responded on Wujek's behalf, it was corrected and republished with the psalms in 1594. The final version was completed in 1595. However, because the translation was still based on the Sistine Vulgate, the Jesuits reviewed the translation and adapted it to the concord of Vulgate Clementine; this took a few years, the official translation was published in 1599, two years after Jakub Wujek's death. Although the Jesuits’ corrections were numerous and substantive, the translations went down in history as Wujek's.

Wujek's translation, Clementine Vulgate, contains numerous factual explanations and direct references to the original text. In terms of language, Wujek continued to write in his predecessors’ style, his translation is multilateral. Wujek's translation replaced the Leopolita Bible and served as the fundamental Polish Catholic translation for over three centuries. Jakub Wujek was buried in the grounds of Saint Barbara's Church in Cracow. Encyklopedia Polski, Kraków, Wydawnictwo Ryszard Kluszczyński, 1996, p. 768. Jan Sygański, Ks. Jakób Wujek z Wągrowca w świetle własnej korespondencji 1540-1597, Kraków 1914 Znaczenie Biblii Wujka w kulturze polskiej Postilla Catholica. To iest Kazania na Ewangelie Niedzielne... Kraków, 1584 at Opolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa

Canada's National History Society

Canada's National History Society is a charitable organization based in Winnipeg, Canada. The Society was founded in 1994 by the Hudson's Bay Company for the purpose of promoting greater popular interest in Canadian history principally through its publishing activities and outreach and recognition programs; the Society receives a core grant from the Hudson's Bay Company History Foundation annually, but operates as an independent entity. Its operating budget averages $2.7 million a year, its largest share of revenues comes from its membership who in addition to subscribing to their magazines contribute charitable donations. 66 % of total annual revenues come from individual donations. From 2007-2009 it partnered with HBC to administer the HBC Local History Grants Program which provided modest support to small community-based history projects. Today the History Society continues to support local history organizations through the Canada's History Awards program as well as its website's news and travel services.

Its flagship product is Canada's History magazine. Produced six times a year with a current paid subscriber/membership base of 44,000. In 2017 Canada's History released an archive of the back catalogue of The Beaver. In addition, the History Society launched Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids in 2003 which now published quarterly in English and in French as an insert to Quebec children's magazine Les Editions Les Debrouillards. Paid circulation for the English edition is just under 6,000. To date, The History Society has published five books: For The Love of History, an anthology of the collected works of the first decade of Pierre Berton Award recipients. M. Patterson's articles. Reid, Mark, ed.. 100 Days That Changed Canada. Harper Collins. ISBN 1443405655. Reid, Mark, ed.. Canada's Great War Album. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 9781443420150. In addition to its publishing projects, the History Society produces Canada's History Awards, a national celebration of the country's top history honours including the Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History and the Pierre Berton Award for achievement in popular history.

In 2008, the History Society established the National Forum on Canadian History as part of the annual Awards events as an opportunity to bring students, historians, museum specials, history organizations together to discuss ways to improve formal and informal history education in Canada. The Governor General's History Awards program were established in 1996 by Canada's National History Society; the awards include a number of separate awards programs: The Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History Excellence in Museums: History Alive! Award for innovative museum programming The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for scholarly research Excellence in Community Programming National Student Awards including: Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge, The Government of Canada History Awards for Students, Aboriginal Arts & Stories, the Experiences Canada Awards Established in 1994, the Pierre Berton Award is presented annually by the Society for distinguished achievement in presenting Canadian history in an informative and engaging manner.

The award program is known as the Governor General's Award for Popular Media: the Pierre Berton Award. Canadian writer and historian Pierre Berton was the first recipient and agreed to lend his name to future awards; the award honours those who have introduced Canadian characters and events of the past to the national and international public. Official website

Centre for Christian Studies

The Centre for Christian Studies is a Canadian ecumenical theological school in Winnipeg, is affiliated with the Anglican and United churches of Canada. It is a training centre for those becoming diaconal ministers; the centre's primary areas of study include pastoral care, social justice, collaborative learning, transformative education, social ministry. The Centre for Christian Studies is rooted in the diaconal training schools of the Methodist and Anglican churches established in Canada in the late nineteenth century; the Social Gospel movement combined with the influence of early feminism, fighting for more vocational opportunities for women, as well as the increasing need of churches to fill overseas missionary sites were the major impetuses for the formation of these schools. In 1893, the Methodist National Training Centre was opened and the Presbyterian Missionary and Deaconess Training Home followed in 1897. Official website

Venice (disambiguation)

Venice is a city in Italy. Venice may refer to: In historical contexts, the name may refer to the Republic of Venice Venice, 2004 Venice, 2014 Venice, a band from Venice, California Music of Venice, the city's role in the development of the music of Italy Venice, first produced in 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri, U. S. Venice, Bainbridge Island, Washington, a community of Bainbridge Island Venice, Los Angeles, a neighborhood on the Westside of the city, California Venice, Florida, a city in Sarasota County Venice, Illinois, a city in Madison County Venice, Louisiana, an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Plaquemines Parish Venice, Missouri, an unincorporated community Venice, Nebraska, a census-designated place in Douglas County Venice, New York, a town in Cayuga County Venice, former name of Ross, a census-designated place in Butler County Venice, Utah, an unincorporated community in Sevier County Venice, Canada, a hamlet in Lac La Biche County Klein-Venedig, Venezuela, a 16th-century German colony Venice, Zimbabwe, a village in the province of Mashonaland West "Brazilian Venice", nickname for Recife, Brazil The Green Venice or Marais Poitevin, a large area of marshland in western France "Venice of America", nickname for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.

S. Venice of the East, a list of places with this nickname Venice of the North, a list of places with this nickname Venice of the Orient, nickname for Shanghai, China "Venice of the Pacific", nickname for the ruins of Nan Madol at Pohnpei Venice of Portugal, nickname for Aveiro, Portugal Venice of Cieszyn, part of the Old Town of Cieszyn, Poland Venice Kamel Gouda, Egyptian research professor and a former Minister of State for Scientific Research Venice, a 2014 Cuban drama Venice, first produced in 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri, U. S. Venice, a Windows-based action puzzle game Venice/Venice, a 1992 American film Venice: The Series, an Internet drama series Venices, a 1971 book by Paul Morand Venice, the production code for a type of AMD64 CPU Sony VENICE, a Sony E-mount camera Venice in media, a list of references to Venice, Italy, in various media Venecia Venetia Venetian Venezia Little Venice Venice Township All pages with titles containing Venice

Conan: The Roleplaying Game

Conan: The Roleplaying Game is a sword and sorcery British role-playing game based on the D20 System first published in January 2004 by Mongoose Publishing designed by Ian Sturrock and set in the fictional Hyborian Age of Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s; the project of the game started in Mongoose Publishing when the British company acquired in 2003 a license for a Conan role-playing game. In December 2003 the first printing was ready and the publication and distribution of the game started in January 2004; this first printing of the core rulebook was published including an illustration map of the Thurian continent during the Hyborian Age, painted by Spanish artist Jesús Barony, but soon in 2004, in August, a reprint of the first edition was released, subtitled as the Atlantean Edition, Barony's map was replaced by another one, this time made by the well-known American cartographer Clayton Bunce. Bunce's map was included as an illustration among the pages of the Atlantean Edition rulebook and simultaneously released with the Conan gamemaster's screen.

A second edition of the game was published in 2007, with numerous supplements compatible with both editions and in 2010, Mongoose dropped the license and stopped the line of all its Conan gaming products. During the game publication's run the Atlantean Edition was translated into Spanish, in Spain, by the Spanish publishing house Edge Entertainment in 2005 and into French, in France, by the UbIK editor in 2007; the following year, in September 2008, both editors, the French UbIK and the Spanish Edge Entertainment, folded in a single company, but the French partner moved its headquarters from France to Spain and adopted the Spanish name as Edge Entertainment France. In addition to the Spanish and French translations, in 2006 the Atlantean Edition was translated into Italian by the publishing houses Stratelibri and Wyrd Edizioni; the core rulebooks include an important volume of useful information and data dealing with the world of Conan, sourced on Howard's material and literature. The game's game mechanics is Mongoose's adaptation of the D20 System.

The Conan game does not feature non-human races at all. Instead, players choose a race from one of the ethnicities depicted in the fictional world. Core rulebooks Conan: The Roleplaying Game Conan: The Roleplaying Game Conan: The Roleplaying Game Conan: The Roleplaying Game Supplements Across the Thunder River Adventures in the Hyborian Age Aquilonia - Flower of the West Argos and Zingara Bestiary of the Hyborian Age Betrayer of Asgard The Black Stones of Kovag-Re Catacombs of Hyboria Cimmeria Cities of Hyboria The Coming of Hanuman The Compendium Faith and Fervour The Free Companies Game Master's Screen The Heretics of Tarantia Hyboria's Fallen - Pirates and Temptresses Hyboria's Fiercest - Barbarians and Nomads Hyboria's Finest - Nobles and Soldiers Khitai The Lurking Terror of Nahab Messantia - City of Riches The Pirate Isles Player's Guide to the Hyborian Age Reavers of the Vilayet Return to the Road of Kings The Road of Kings Ruins of Hyboria The Scrolls of Skelos The Secrets of Skelos Shadizar - City of Wickedness Shem - Gateway to the South Stygia - Serpent of the South Tales of the Black Kingdoms Tito's Trading Post The Tower of the Elephant Trial of Blood The Warrior's Companion Conan Unchained!

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