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Loznica

Loznica is a city located in the Mačva District of western Serbia. It lies on the right bank of the Drina river. In 2011 the city had a total population of 19,572, while the administrative area had a population of 79,327, its name stems from the word "loza". Its name was Lozica, but it became Loznica; the oldest settlements on the territory of Jadar and Loznica can be traced to the Neolithic period when the Starčevo culture flourished from 4500–3000 BC. Illyrian and Celtic tribes inhabited the region prior to the Roman conquest in 75 BC. Roman conquest of the Balkan peninsula brought huge changes: the territory became part of the Roman province of Dalmatia; the most important settlement in Jadar was Genzis, located near Lešnica, while the Roman settlement in present-day Loznica was called Ad Drinum. Legend tells that Loznica was named after the grape vines that were grown in this region, starting from the 3rd century BC in the time of Roman Emperor Probus; the first reference to the town as Loznica dates back to the reign of Serbian King Stefan Milutin, when Catherine, the wife of Milutin's brother Dragutin, founded the nearby monastery of Tronoša.

Loznica received little notice for the next two hundred years. By 1533, Loznica had been conquered from the Serbian Despotate by the Ottoman Empire and was populated by Muslims. In 1600, Loznica became an Muslim settlement with 55 houses. In this period Loznica and Jadar were part of the region administered from Zvornik; the Zvornik region itself was ruled by the pasha in Bosnia. Striving toward liberation from Ottoman rule, the population of Loznica was involved in the common fight of the Serbian people, beginning with the First Serbian Uprising of 1804; the uprising was important since the Ottomans did not give up on the border part of their territory from which they could harvest taxes and supply their army as well as break through towards the central part of the rebellious Serbia. During the whole period of the First Uprising and heavy battles against the Ottomans were fought in Loznica and its vicinity. In 1813 the Serbs managed to drive the Ottomans across the river Drina, at which time the Ottomans reoccupied Loznica.

In November 1833, Loznica and Jadar became part of the Principality of Serbia, during the rule of Miloš Obrenović, when Sultan Mahmud II ceded six seized regions to Serbia. This resulted in the abolition of Ottoman ownership over the land and it was declared a free peasant state, which meant that the feudal system was revoked. Jadar became part of the Podrinje region, while Loznica became the seat of the region, remaining in this role until the end of the 19th century, when the capital was moved to Šabac. During the thirties of the 19th century, Loznica had 295 houses with 1203 people and became the centre of the administrative and political power of Podrinje; the education system started to develop and a hospital was set up, construction of industrial buildings started, craftsmen and banking started to develop. Construction of the railway between Šabac and Banja Koviljaca started by the beginning of the 20th century; the First Balkan War and First World War halted economic development and reduced the number of people in Loznica and vicinity.

Upon completion of the First World War, Loznica remained a regional centre with about 5000 people. There was a short period of reconstruction and economic development, followed by the Great Depression, which saw a decline in the prices of agricultural products. By the mid-1930s, craft and trade shops had been established; the antimony mines were acquired by German industrialists which further strengthened the economy. This growth was, brought to an abrupt halt at the beginning of World War II. In January 2008, according to the Serbian law, Loznica received the status of a city. Loznica is the first liberated city in occupied Europe during World War II; the city is located in western Serbia, in the Mačva District, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. It lies on the right bank of the Drina river. Loznica has a humid subtropical climate with cold winters very cold due to the mountain winds of nearby mountains, warm to hot summers; when hot air from Adriatic Sea starts going inland, to the north-east it rises over mountain barriers, gaining jet effect and continuing fast to western parts of Serbia.

According to the 2011 census, the ethnic groups in the city of Loznica include Serbs, smaller numbers of Romani, Ethnic Muslims, Yugoslavs and others. Aside from Loznica, the city includes the following settlements: Among cultural heritage include the Church of the Holy Virgin located in the town, the 14th-century Čokešina Monastery, the 13th-century Tronoša Monastery, monuments on Mount Gučevo, in Tekeriš, in Draginac, as well as the ethnic village of Tršić. A Serbian epic poem is the Battle of Loznica in which the central figure Anta Bogičević leads Serbian forces during the First Serbian Uprising; the most important local cultural event is "Vukov Sabor" in Tršić, held annually in September, in memory of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, born in the village. Loznica's local football club is called FK Loznica, with the Lagator Stadium as home ground; the largest factory of Loznica was "HI Viskoza Loznica", founded in 1957 with over 10,000 employees, at the time when the city

Ben Weston (Days of Our Lives)

Ben Weston is a fictional character from Days of Our Lives, an American soap opera on the NBC network, most notably portrayed by Robert Scott Wilson. The role was originated by Justin Gaston in 2014 when Ben was introduced as the new love interest of Abigail Deveraux and he is revealed to be the estranged brother of Jordan Ridgeway. Soon after, Wilson was hired as a recast and the writers began exploring the character's dark past with the introduction of his abusive criminal father Clyde Weston. In 2015, the romantic triangle between Ben and Chad DiMera culminates in Ben becoming a serial killer, known as the "Necktie Killer," claiming several victims, including legacy character Will Horton. Wilson would reprise the role for multiple guest stints. In 2016, he returned to the role to help facilitate the departure of Kate Mansi as Abigail. Wilson returned again in 2017 when Will was reintroduced with former cast member, Chandler Massey in the role. Wilson made a one episode guest appearance on May 4, 2018 and returned to the show as a series regular on June 1, 2018.

The show sets out to redeem Ben through his friendship and relationship with the troubled daughter of supercouple Bo and Hope, legacy character Ciara Brady. While the character was not well received, the shocking serial killer plot and Wilson's portrayal led to Ben becoming a fan favorite. One blog christened the character with the nickname "Batty Ben" while TVSource Magazine hailed Ben as "The sexiest serial killer in soap history." Wilson received critical acclaim in the soap press and many were quite surprised the actor did not receive Daytime Emmy Award nomination for his work. However, Ben's multiple return stints garnered the series multiple daytime Emmy nominations, wins, including the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2018; the Boston Herald praised Wilson for "bringing vulnerability, remorse and a bit of mystery" to Ben during his redemption plot in 2018. Ben comes to Salem in 2014 where he lands a job as a waiter at Club TBD and runs into his estranged sister Jordan Ridgeway.

Ben is smitten with Abigail while Jordan tries to chase Ben out of town fearing someone will uncover their past but he calms her fears. Jordan tries to chase Ben out of town fearing someone will uncover their past but Ben is too smitten with Abigail Deveraux to care. Ben and Jordan are horrified when their abusive father Clyde comes to town demanding the money they stole from him. Ben is surprised when Clyde gives Jordan back her life's savings. Meanwhile, Ben grows closer to Abby despite her ex-boyfriend Chad DiMera attempts to sabotage his budding romance with Abigail and the life he's building in Salem. Ben gets himself arrested when he attacks Chad in public after Chad throws his sexual relationships with Abby and Jordan in his face. Clyde reveals. However, the witness is found dead and charges are dropped. Ben is suspicious when Chad helps Abby get her job back at the hospital and Ben in turn convinces her to move in with him. Ben follows Abigail to the DiMera mansion. Instead of confronting her, Ben proposes to Abigail after Clyde gifts him with his late mother's engagement ring.

Ben is more excited to learn that Abby is pregnant. As they begin planning their wedding, Clyde offers to buy the couple a house as wedding gift. Meanwhile, Ben warns Abigail to keep her distance from Chad, implicated in the murders of Serena Mason and Paige Larson. Realizing Abigail can't stay away from Chad, Ben convinces her to leave town with him after the wedding; the killer attacks Doctor Marlena Evans and Chad "interrupts" the confrontation. When Chad goes on the run, Ben changes his mind about moving. On September 24, 2015, Ben is revealed to be "The Necktie Killer" when he is shown dumping evidence into the river. Ben ask Abigail's cousin Will Horton to be the best man at their wedding. Meanwhile, Ben is furious when his future brother-in-law JJ Deveraux gets Clyde arrested for drug trafficking and they nearly come to blows. In October 2015, Ben claims another victim when he strangles Will to death as Will has discovered Ben is the killer. Ben once again, frames Chad for the murder. Chad realizes Ben is the killer and confronts him but Ben beats him into a coma.

Ben claims that Chad attacked him because he is obsessed with Abby. As Clyde is extradited, Ben confesses to the killings and Clyde promises to keep his secret. Ben takes Abby to a secluded. Ben calls a midwife Wendy. After the birth, Ben buries her in the woods. Chad comes to Abby's rescue but Ben ties them up together, sets the cabin on fire and runs off with the baby whom Ben has named Colin. However, Ben is taken back to Salem; when Chad and Abigail confront him, Ben has lost his grip on reality. Despite his condition, Ben tells Abby where he left the baby and he is put on a 24-hour suicide watch and taken to jail. In April 2016, Ben breaks into the DiMera mansion and he is shocked when Abigail professes her love for him; when Ben lets his guard down, Abigail knocks him out. Ben wakes up tied to the bed and a deranged Abigail sets him on fire. Chad arrives just in time to put the fire out but Ben's legs are burned; the police take Ben into custody and district attorney Justin Kiriakis concludes that Ben was sane enough to escape the hospital, Ben is

Bernard Hollowood

Albert Bernard Hollowood was an English writer and economist. He was editor of the humorous weekly magazine Punch from 1957 to 1968. Born on 3 June 1910 at Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Bernard Hollowood was educated at Hanley High School and St Paul's College, Cheltenham, he read economics at London University and graduated in 1936. He subsequently taught commerce and geography at the City School of Commerce, Stoke-on-Trent, he moved to Loughborough College in 1941. He was a self-taught artist, he used a mapping pen and Indian ink on Whatman paper. Though not a good draughtsman, he sold his first drawings to Chamber's Journal and Men Only in 1942. Before long he was contributing articles to Punch, he joined the staff of The Economist. He stayed with the journal until 1945, he was an expert on industrial ceramics, was editor of Pottery and Glass from 1944 to 1950. From 1946 to 1947 he was Research Officer at the Council of Industrial Design. Hollowood was elected to the Punch Table in 1945, he was appointed the magazine's editor in 1957.

He set high standards, would require cartoonists to revise their submissions several times. Under him, Punch's circulation continued at around 115,000 copies, but he never became as well known as Malcolm Muggeridge, his immediate predecessor as editor, he left Punch in 1968. From 1957 to 1960 he was a pocket cartoonist for the Sunday Times, he was a regular contributor of articles or cartoons to many other publications, including The Times, Geographical Magazine, Socialist Commentary, the Surrey Advertiser, News Chronicle, The Cricketer, London Opinion, The New Yorker, the Evening Standard, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. As well as his own name, he wrote and drew as'Mammon'. A small selection of his cartoons is viewable online at the British Cartoon Archive, he was a member of the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1949. In 1962 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Society for his lecture on humour. Bernard Levin interviewed him for his TV series The Levin Interview in 1966.

He was a good enough cricketer to play Minor Counties cricket for Staffordshire between 1930 and 1947 as a batsman and occasional bowler, he captained Burslem who played in the North Staffordshire League. His father and two brothers played for Staffordshire. One of his Staffordshire team-mates was the great bowler Sydney Barnes, whose last match for Staffordshire was in 1935. Hollowood drew two cartoons of Barnes. One depicts him leaping in the air as he appeals for a dismissal and with his index finger raised as though he himself is adjudicating on the appeal, it is entitled'A. N. Other lbw Barnes.... 0'. John Arlott wrote in his review of the book for Wisden: "...his two caricatures of S. F. Barnes would seem transcendent if they were not outweighed by his chapter on that great bowler, a fine passage of cricket literature... this is a book of many and well-cut facets."Hollowood died 28 March 1981 at Shamley Green, Surrey. The Things We See No.4, Penguin, 1947. Britain Inside-Out, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1948.

Scowle and Other Papers, Penguin, 1948. Poor Little Rich World, Nelson, 1948; the Hawksmoor Scandals, George C. Harrap, 1949. Cornish Engineers, Holman Brothers Ltd, 1951; the Story of Morro Velho, St. John d'el Rey Mining Co, 1955. Tory Story: Incorporating'Living with Labour' and'Liberal Outlook', Hammond in conjunction with Transworld, 1964. Pont: An Account of the Life and Work of Graham Laidler, The Great Punch Artist, Collins, 1969, ISBN 0-00-211674-X. Cricket on the Brain, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970, ISBN 0-413-28010-1. Tales of Tommy Barr, with Jane Hollowood, Chatto, 1970, ISBN 978-0-7011-0330-9. Funny Money and Jane's, 1975, ISBN 0-356-08328-4; when I Was a Lad, by A. A. Thomson, Epworth Press, 1964. Organo Pleno, by Gordon Reynolds, Novello, 1970, ISBN 0-85360-004-X. Full Swell, by Gordon Reynolds, Novello, 1972, ISBN 0-85360-039-2. Pick of Punch, 1960, Hutchinson; the Women of Punch, Arthur Barker, 1961. Pick of Punch, 1962, Arthur Barker. Pick of Punch, 1963, Hutchinson. Pick of Punch, 1964, Hutchinson.

Pick of Punch, 1965, Hutchinson. Pick of Punch, 1966, Hutchinson. Pick of Punch, 1967, Hutchinson. Pick of Punch, 1968, Hutchinson. Obituary in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1982 edition, p1203 CricketArchive Brief biography

Jacques Camille Paris

Jacques Camille Paris, was the first Secretary General of the Council of Europe from 11 August 1949 until his death. During the Second World War he was head of the Commissariat Général aux Affaires Etrangères for the French government in London and Algiers, he was appointed Executive Secretary of the French delegation which drew up the plans for the Council of Europe in 1948 and 1949. There is a street named after him in Bordeaux; the Rose Window of Strasbourg Cathedral, donated by the Council of Europe in 1956 and featuring the European flag above the image of the Virgin Mary, is dedicated to him. Jacques Paris married the daughter of Paul Claudel; when he died in a road accident in Talence in the summer of 1953, the Pope sent Paul Claudel a letter of condolence. His daughter Reine Marie Paris was the biographer of her great aunt; the choice of a French national as the first Secretary General for the Council of Europe, like the choice of Strasbourg as the seat of the organisation, was the result of a deal between the British and the French.

In return, the French accepted the British blueprint of an organisation with limited powers, including a parliamentary assembly, purely consultative

Elkader Opera House

The Elkader Opera House is a historic building located in Elkader, United States. The building was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 2012 it was included as a contributing property in the Elkader Downtown Historic District; the Opera House opened on November 27, 1903 replacing a previous opera house on the same location, destroyed by fire the previous year. The first show performed on its stage was George M. Cohan's "The Governor's Son,", performed by the Cohan Brothers; the Opera House was on the Chicago-Minneapolis circuit. Ed Wynn was on at least one playbill in those years; the other functions the building has hosted have included a community room, dance hall, roller rink, fire station, economic development office, city hall, the Abd el-Kader Sister City Museum. The first floor main facade was altered for it to be used as a firehouse in 1949. Two double doors were placed in the right bays for the firetrucks. A restoration project was begun in 1963 to return the auditorium to its original condition.

It was extensively renovated in 2004. The opera house is now the home of the Opera House Players, it still houses Elkader's City Hall. The three-story brick building features a symmetrical facade; the center bay has three round arch windows that are flanked above and below with ornamental brickwork. There is brickwork near the cornice level of the side bays; the three bays are separated by brick pilasters. An entrance on the side of the building was created for city hall

Allt yr Esgair

Allt yr Esgair is a hill in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Powys, Wales. It is referred to locally as simply'The Allt'; the Welsh name signifies'wooded slope of the ridge'. It takes the form of a northwest-southeast aligned ridge which rises to a height of 393m and which overlooks the valley of the River Usk to the west and south. To the northeast are panoramic views across Llangorse Lake to the Black Mountains There is a viewfinder on the summit erected as a monument to Eirene Lloyd White, Baroness White of Rhymney, it is a Marilyn with a prominence of 199 metres. The hill is formed from sandstones and mudstones of the Senni Formation of the Old Red Sandstone laid down during the Devonian period; the lower slopes are formed from mudstones and sandstones of the older St. Maughans Formation. A number of small sandstone quarries, now disused, adorn the slopes; the hill stood out above the Usk Valley glacier ice during the ice age. At a late stage in de-glaciation, the cols at either end of the ridge at the villages of Pennorth and Bwlch are believed to have conveyed water from a enlarged Llangorse Lake into the Usk catchment.

Several bridleways run along the length of the hill giving access to walker and mountain-bikers. The summit area and the woodland to the northeast are open access for walkers. A car park off the A40 road south of the hill provides a convenient starting point for many walkers. Allt yr Esgair's summit is crowned by one of several in the Usk Valley; the Roman road between the Roman fort of CICVCIVM at Y Gaer and Gobannium at Abergavenny runs along the ridge and is followed by a modern-day bridleway. List of hillforts in Wales images from Geograph website of Allt yr Esgair and surrounding area