In early Egyptian mythology, Mafdet was a goddess who protected against snakes and scorpions and was represented as either some sort of felid or mongoose. She is present in the Egyptian pantheon as early as the First Dynasty. Mafdet was the deification of legal justice, or of capital punishment, she was associated with the protection of the king's chambers and other sacred places, with protection against venomous animals, which were seen as transgressors against Maat. Since venomous animals such as scorpions and snakes are killed by felines, Mafdet was seen as a feline goddess, although it is uncertain whether alternately, she was meant to be a cat, African civet, or a mongoose. In reflection of the manner in which these animals kill snakes, she was given titles such as "slayer of serpents". Mafdet was prominent during the reign of the First Dynasty pharaoh Den, whose image appears on stone vessel fragments from his tomb and is mentioned in a dedicatory entry in the Palermo Stone, she is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom as protecting the sun god Ra from poisonous snakes.
In art, Mafdet was shown as a feline, a woman with a feline head, or a feline with the head of a woman. She was depicted as a feline running up the side of an executioner's staff of office, it was said that Mafdet ripped out the hearts of wrong-doers, delivering them to the pharaoh's feet like cats that present humans with rodents or birds they have killed or maimed. During the New Kingdom, Mafdet was seen as ruling over the judgment hall in Duat where the enemies of the pharaoh were decapitated with Mafdet's claw
Simon Oliver Moore is a former English cricketer. Moore was a right-handed batsman, he was born in Greater Manchester. Moore represented; the first came against Wales Minor Counties in the 1999 NatWest Trophy. His second came against the Middlesex Cricket Board in the 1st round of the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, played in 2002. In his 2 List A matches, he scored 22 runs at a batting average of 11, with a high score of 13. In the field he took a single catch. With the ball he took 4 wickets at a bowling average of 28.25, with best figures of 2/46. Simon Moore at Cricinfo Simon Moore at CricketArchive
Antonine College is a Catholic, co-educational secondary school day school located in Pascoe Vale South, Australia. Antonine College was formed in 2005 by the amalgamation of the Antonine Sisters Maronite Primary School, established in 1998, the Antonine Sisters Trinity Maronite Catholic College established in 2002 which catered for students from Prep to Year 10. VCE classes were established by 2007, it is the only Maronite Catholic co-educational P-12 school in Victoria. It is located on two sites. Cedar Campus in East Coburg caters for students from Prep to Year 6 whilst secondary classes from Year 7 to Year 12 are conducted at St Joseph Campus, Pascoe Vale South; the 700+ students come from a language background other than English with the majority of students having parents who were either born in Lebanon or have a Lebanese heritage. There are students from a Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi cultural and linguistic backgrounds; some students are from non-Arabic speaking backgrounds such as Filipino and Greek.
The majority of students are Maronite Catholics including some Melkite Catholics and Roman Catholics. The College has students who are other Christians. There are a number of students from Islamic backgrounds including Shia and Alawi. Antonine College opened its doors in 2002 as a Maronite Catholic College, but was Trinity Regional College, for boys only, founded in 1967 by the Christian Brothers, it was renamed Trinity Maronite Catholic Secondary College before becoming Antonine College. In 2009, the College purchased the Pascoe Vale campus of St Joseph's College, which had closed; the school relocated its secondary school from the Brunswick campus to the Pascoe Vale South campus in 2011. The origins of the Antonine Congregation go back to Saint Anthony of the Desert, called the Father of Monastic life; as a Community, the Antonine Sisters belong to the Antiochene Maronite Church. The cloistered Communities of Religious Women in Lebanon were found in Lebanon as early as 1787. There they lived in four independent Monasteries following the spiritual way of Saint Anthony of the Desert.
A member of the Jezzine Community, Sister Isabelle Khoury, aware of the crying need for education among the poor living in small villages, obtained permission to found a convent together with a school outside Beirut, Lebanon. The Antonine Sisters in Melbourne have not only established a Child Care Centre, but opened a Primary School in 1998, followed by a Secondary Campus, which opened in 2002 to form Antonine College offering Prep – 12. Antonine College website