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Louis the Child

Louis the Child, sometimes called Louis III or Louis IV, was the king of East Francia from 900 until his death in 911 and was the last ruler of the Carolingian dynasty there. He succeeded his father, king Arnulf of Carinthia in 899, when he was six and reigned until his death aged 17 or 18. Louis inherited the crown of Lotharingia with the death of his elder illegitimate half-brother Zwentibold in 900. During his reign the country was ravaged by Magyar raids. Louis was October 893 in Altötting, Duchy of Bavaria, he was the only legitimate son of king Arnulf of Carinthia and his wife, Ota, a member of the Conradine dynasty. He had at least two brothers: his elder, illegitimate brother Zwentibold, who ruled Lotharingia, another brother named Ratold, who ruled Kingdom of Italy. Ratold's maternity and age are unknown. Louis was crowned in Forchheim on 4 February 900; this is the earliest East Frankish royal coronation. Louis was of a weak personal constitution sick, due to his young age, the reins of government were in the hands of others - the nobles and bishops.

Indeed, the coronation was a result of the fact that there was little Louis could gain at the expense of the nobles. The most influential of Louis's councillors were Hatto I, Solomon III, it was these two who assured that the royal court decided in favour of the Conradines against the Babenbergers in the matter of the Duchy of Franconia. They appointed Louis's nephew. In 903 Louis promulgated the Raffelstetten Customs Regulations, the first customs regulations in the East Frankish part of Europe. In 900, during Hungarian invasions of Europe, Magyar army ravaged Bavaria. Another group of Magyars were defeated by Bishop Richer of Passau. In 901 they devastated the Duchy of Carinthia. In 904 Louis invited Kurszán, the kende of Magyars to negotiations, but killed him and his delegation. In 906 Magyars twice ravaged Duchy of Saxony. In 907 they inflicted a heavy defeat on the Bavarians who had invaded Hungary, killing the Margrave Liutpold and many high nobles in the Battle of Pressburg. Next year it was the turn of Thuringia, in 909 that of Alemannia.

On their return, Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria inflicted a defeat on them on the river Rott, but in 910 they, in their turn, defeated Louis the Child's army in the Battle of Augsburg. Louis himself tried to take some military control as he grew older, but he had little success against the Magyars, his army was destroyed at Ennsburg in 907. In a state of despair afflicted by severe depression, Louis died at Frankfurt am Main on 20 or 24 September 911, seventeen or eighteen years old. Louis was buried in the monastery of Saint Emmeram in Regensburg, where his father Arnulf of Carinthia lay, his death brought an end to the eastern branch of the Carolingian dynasty. The vacuum left in the Carolingian East was filled in 919 by the family of Henry the Fowler, a cousin, heralded the beginning of the Ottonian dynasty. However, in 911 the dukes of East Francia elected Conrad of Franconia as the king of East Francia, while the nobles of Lotharingia elected as their king Charles the Simple, king of West Francia.

In an interview with the Daily Trojan, one member of the EDM duo Louis the Child said, "We went on Wikipedia and hit the random article button a couple of times Louis The Child popped up and we thought,'Yeah, that sounds good' and we went with it." Kings of Germany family tree List of Frankish kings Media related to Louis the Child at Wikimedia Commons

Redstone American Grill

Redstone American Grill is an American restaurant chain with locations in several the U. S. states. The company is positioned between upscale restaurants and more casual chains such as T. G. I. Fridays; the company was founded by Dean Vlahos in 1999 and the first location opened six months in Minnetonka, Minnesota in September 1999. There are nine locations. Dean Vlahos, founder of the Champps Restaurant & Bar chain, founded Redstone American Grill in 1999 in the city of Wayzata, Minnesota; the initial restaurant, which opened several months in September 1999 in Minnetonka, generated strong sales. By 2008 the chain had grown to five locations in four states with a sixth in the planning stages. Revenues exceed those of most competitors. Single store sales averaged US$6.7 million annually in 2004, chain-wide sales exceed $30 million annually. The target customer includes upscale professionals in upper middle class affluent sub-urban areas; the restaurants are modeled after other upscale chains Houstons and Bandera Grill and feature open spaces around a central bar and an open kitchen with a wood-burning grill and rotisserie.

The company markets itself as a high end barbecue restaurant that features steak, chicken and fish cooked on a wood fired grill. Zagat Survey reviews of the fare are positive, with one commenter stating it had an "Interesting menu including expensive steaks to reasonably priced chicken and ribs... Restaurant Review magazine gave the chain high marks in quality and taste for its entrees and appetizers. Tom Petters, the CEO of Petters Group Worldwide and a friend of Vlahos, was a minority stake holder with 16% of the company, he was arrested in late 2007 by federal officials on charges he was running a US$3 billion Ponzi scheme. While not affecting the company's operations, Petters scheme affected the personal fortune of Valhos and hurt Redstone's standing in the financial community and complicated a company reorganization occurring at the same time. Company CEO David Goronkin issued a statement about the issue in which he denied that reorganization was caused by the charges. “Redstone is reorganizing because of the dry-up of the credit market.

It has nothing to do with Petters. … I will continue to build Redstones and I’ll continue to do other projects. We’ll move forward.”However, the damage to the company's reputation accompanied by the 2008-2009 recession has put dampeners on Redstone's expansion plans. GE Capital, a major source of funding for a planned 200-300 unit expansion, pulled a promised $10 million loan, while Gronkin resigned from his position as CEO. In all the company's sales declined 2.2% in 2008 due to recessionary pressures on its prime clientele base of the sub-urban professional. Analysts are however positive on the loss, noting that comparable chains such as Morton's Restaurant Group and McCormick & Schmick's have seen losses in the 10-15% range. Official website

Gwendolyn Holbrow

Gwendolyn Holbrow, is an American artist. A sculptor, she works in a variety of media and addresses an eclectic array of topics, with exploration of boundaries a recurring theme: between the tangible and intangible worlds. Humor and satire abound in Holbrow's art. Holbrow's career highlights demonstrate both the restlessness of her vision and her skill at executing her conceptions, she has won a Gold Medal at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s prestigious Annual Flower Show, with The Root-Children, which addressed that year’s show theme, “Deeply Rooted.” She won Best of Show at the Cambridge, MA Art Association's National Prize Show with Queen Kong, a 7-foot-tall Barbie contemplating a diminutive, apish Ken in her clutches. And Make Way for Calflings, a piece submitted for a citywide exhibition featuring cow-themed pieces from artists across America, earned $50,000 at an auction for Boston's Jimmy Fund – by far the highest value fetched by any of that project's many well-received pieces.

Other memorable pieces and exhibitions have included Keep it Clean, a table fountain featuring a nude Ken and Barbie together in a miniature shower. Holbrow was born in New York City, her physicist father's professional pursuits kept the family on the move during her childhood, she attended a large number of schools and private, before graduating from the George School in Newtown, PA, in 1975. She enrolled in the University of Wisconsin–Madison and earned a bachelor's degree in linguistics in 1980, she is a mother of four. Holbrow first studied commercial art in the mid-1980s, at the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI, but it would be some time before her creative focus turned to art. In 1989, she and her husband moved their family to Frankfurt and while there, Holbrow did professional graphic-arts work, received classical voice training, involved herself in the local choral and opera community. During a visit to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 1998, Holbrow realized Von Gogh's student art was as primitive and problematic, as the paintings on which she was laboring.

Her serious study of fine art began at this point. Returning to America in 1998, Holbrow earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art in 2001 from Framingham State College in Massachusetts, soon after started teaching art herself at the Danforth Museum. Holbrow's training reflects her quirky willingness to tackle a vast variety of media and issues: she lists auto-body training along with more conventional pursuits such as stone carving on her vitae. Holbrow says her overarching motivation as an artist is “making people pay attention”: experientially as with It Was Here, or to social/political issues as with her extensive forays into Barbie art, which have won her frequent acclaim. Holbrow's take on the way Barbie, personifying women in America, is idealized in order to be vilified: “Barbie is our shadow and you have to embrace your shadow.” In her artist's statement accompanying Speech Balloons, a body of work that seeks to manifest communication in tangible form, Holbrow wrote: “My task as an artist is to serve as channel between the seen and unseen worlds, facilitating the flow, creating or revealing connections which nourish the inner lives of individuals and the community.”

"Make Way For Calflings" raises $50,000 at auction for the Jimmy Fund, Boston, 2006 Artist's Valentine Grant Competition winner for Speech Balloon body of work, Ann Wilson Lloyd, Groton, MA, 2006 Best of Show for sculpture Queen Kong, Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Robert Fitzpatrick, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, juror.

Bright-line brown-eye

The bright-line brown-eye is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae, it is a common species throughout Europe, but is found in North Africa, temperate North Asia and Central Asia, Asia Minor and Turkestan, northern India, China and Japan. This species' common name is usefully descriptive: The forewings are dark reddish brown marked with a prominent light orange-brown stigma and a bright white subterminal line; the hindwings are darker towards the termen. The wingspan is 34–44 mm, they are attracted to light and nectar-rich flowers. Forewing red brown clouded with darker; the ground colour varies on one side to black brown, ab. obscura Spul, on the other to rufous, ab. rufa Tutt. The larva is green or brown dotted with white with black and yellow spiracular lines down the side with darker edging; the tubercles are black. It feeds on a wide range of plants and is a pest of cultivated tomatoes; the species overwinters as a pupa.

It is on wing from the latter half of June to July. There will be a second generation from the end of August to the first half of September. Chinery, Michael. Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe Skinner, Bernard; the Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles Kimber, Ian. "73.267 BF2160 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea". UKMoths. Retrieved 29 June 2019. Savela, Markku. "Lacanobia oleracea". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved June 29, 2019. Taxonomy Lepiforum e. V. De Vlinderstichting

County of Poitou

The County of Poitou was a historical region of France, consisting of the three sub-regions of Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne. Its name is derived from the ancient Gaul tribe of Pictones; the county was bounded on the north by the Duchy of Brittany, the counties of Anjou and Touraine, on the east by the County of La Marche and on the south by the County of Angoulême. The seat of the county was at Poitiers. Poitou was ruled by the count of Poitou, a continuous line of which can be traced back to an appointment of Charlemagne in 778. From the 950s on, the counts were dukes of Aquitaine. After the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine with Louis VII of France in 1138, the Seneschal of Poitou was responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the county. From 1154, through Eleanor's second marriage, Poitou passed to the kings of England. Poitou was conquered by King Philip II of France in 1205 after he declared it a confiscated fief of the crown. Henry III of England failed to retake it in the Saintonge War.

One of the main battlegrounds of Hundred Years' War between the French and English in the 14th and 15th centuries. Poitou was absorbed into the Kingdom of France in 1416

Apple Display Connector

The Apple Display Connector is a proprietary modification of the DVI connector that combines analog and digital video signals, USB, power all in one cable. It was used in versions of the Apple Studio Display, including the final 17" CRT model, most versions of the widescreen Apple Cinema Display, after which Apple adopted standard DVI connectors on models. First implemented in the July 2000 Power Mac G4 and G4 Cube, ADC disappeared from displays in June 2004 when Apple introduced the aluminum-clad 20", 23", 30" Apple Cinema Displays, which feature separate DVI, USB and FireWire connectors, their own power supplies. An ADC port was still included with the Power Mac G5 until April 2005, when new models meant the only remaining Apple product with an ADC interface was the single processor Power Mac G5 introduced in October 2004; this single processor Power Mac G5 was discontinued soon after in June 2005. The Apple Display Connector is physically incompatible with a standard DVI connector; the Apple DVI to ADC Adapter, which cost $149US at launch but was in 2002 available for $99US, takes USB and DVI connections from the computer, together with power, combines them into an ADC connection, allowing ADC monitors to be used with DVI-based machines.

The initial implementation of ADC on some models of Power Mac G4s involved the removal of DVI connectors from these computers. This change necessitated a passive ADC to DVI adapter to use a DVI monitor; the ADC carries up to 100 W of power, an insufficient amount to run most 19-inch or bigger CRTs available during ADC's debut, nor can it run contemporary flat panels marketed for home entertainment without an adapter. The power limit was an important factor for Apple to abandon ADC when it launched the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. On newer DVI-based displays lacking ADC, Apple still opted for a single "ganged cable" that connects the separate signal cables to each other so they cannot tangle; such cables, employ standard DVI, power, USB and FireWire connectors, avoiding drawbacks to ADC. Beginning in 2008, Apple began transitioning away from DVI, adopting the common DisplayPort signalling standard, developed their own Mini DisplayPort connector beginning with the first LED-backlit Cinema Displays.

As of 2013, Apple no longer uses a DVI-based interface for any of its displays. Apple monitors. Power is supplied to the ADC port by an additional finger connector on the video card, which plugs into a slot on the motherboard between the AGP slot and the back panel of the computer; when ADC was introduced, AGP pins 11 were unassigned. In AGP 8x, pins 3 and 11 were assigned, so because of that, G4s are not directly compatible with AGP 8x. G5 Macs therefore are 8x compatible. To use an AGP 8x card in a G4, pins 3 and 11 must be somehow disabled. Apple Displays HDI-45 connector List of display interfaces Apple Unveils All New Family of Displays to Complement Power Mac G4 Cube and Power Mac G4 "The Apple Display Connector" on Low End Mac