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295th Rifle Division

The 295th Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army and the Soviet Army, formed twice. The 295th's first formation was formed in the summer of 1941 and destroyed within months during the Battle of Kiev. Reformed in October, the 295th fought in the North Caucasus, the Jassy–Kishinev Offensive and Germany during the rest of the war; the 295th was downsized into a brigade after the end of the war and was relocated to the North Caucasus. It was reformed from the brigade in 1953 and renumbered in 1955; the 295th began forming on 10 July 1941 at Chuguyev in the Kharkov Military District, just east of Kharkov. Its basic order of battle included the 1038th, 1040th, the 1042nd Rifle Regiments, the 819th Artillery Regiment, the 563rd Sapper Battalion, the 352nd Reconnaissance Company. In early August, the division was moved west to the Southwestern Front and assigned to the 37th Army. By 24 August it was defending the city of Kiev itself. On 7 September the 295th was relocated north and became part of the 5th Army, which had retreated across the Pripyat River and the Dnieper to cover the northern flank of the Soviet troops at Kiev.

The 1042nd Regiment was detached to the 40th Army and as a result was not trapped in the Kiev pocket with the rest of the division, survived as a separate regiment. The main forces of the 295th were destroyed in the Kiev pocket in late September, it was disbanded on 30 September; the division began reforming on 1 October 1941 in the Kursk area, part of the Southwestern Front, with the same basic order of battle as the first formation. It was assigned to the 21st Army, but by mid-November was part of the Southern Front's newly reformed 37th Army. In June 1942, the division and its army retreated into the Caucasus in the face of the German offensive, Case Blue, became part of the North Caucasian Front. From August, the division and 37th Army defended positions along the Terek River and in the Mozdok area as part of the North Group of the Transcaucasian Front. After the beginning of the German retreat from the Caucasus in late 1942, the 37th Army pursued, the 295th participated in the recapture of Armavir on 24 January 1943.

Between June and August, the division was part of the 58th Army of the North Caucasus Front. In September it was transferred to the Southern Front's 2nd Guards Army; the Southern Front became 4th Ukrainian Front on 20 October. While serving with the 2nd Guards Army, the 295th was awarded the Order of the Red Banner and the honorific "Kherson" for recapturing Kherson. In March 1944, the 295th was transferred to the 3rd Ukrainian Front's 5th Shock Army, with which it remained for the remainder of the war; the division fought in the Jassy–Kishinev Offensive in the summer of 1944 and after its end in September the 5th Shock Army was relocated north to become part of the 1st Belorussian Front. From October to the end of the war the 295th was part of the 32nd Rifle Corps in the army. By February 1945, its anti-tank unit was the 65th SU Battalion, which had 12 SU-76 self-propelled guns. Postwar, the 295th was part of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany with the 32nd Rifle Corps in the summer of 1945.

However, it was soon relocated to Stavropol in the North Caucasus Military District with the 23rd Rifle Corps, where it became the 30th Separate Rifle Brigade in 1946. In October 1953, the brigade was upgraded into the 295th Rifle Division. In 1955 it was renumbered the 49th Rifle Division. Feskov, V. I.. I.. A.. A.. Вооруженные силы СССР после Второй Мировой войны: от Красной Армии к Советской. Tomsk: Scientific and Technical Literature Publishing. ISBN 9785895035306. Sharp, Charles C.. The Soviet Order of Battle World War II: An Organizational History of the Major Combat Units of the Soviet Army. 9. West Chester, Ohio: George F. Nafziger. OCLC 258366685

Risdeard Ó Conchubhair

Risdeard Ó Conchubhair, Irish scribe and physician, 1561-18 October 1625. He was part of an Irish medical family in Gaelic Ireland. Risdeard was a member of the Ó Conchubhair medical family from Ossory, who were themselves a branch of the Ó Connchubhair Failghe dynasty, rulers of the Kingdom of Uí Failghe. In one surviving manuscript - now RIA MS 439 - he gives his genealogy, text title, patron and date of writing:Finis. I am Richard, son of Muircheartach, son of Tadhg, son of Muircheartach, son of Cathal, son of Murchadh, son of Muircheartach na Cairrge O Conchubhair, who by permission of God wrote this Prognostica of Bernardus, in the school of my kinsman and master, Donnchadh Og O Conchubhair, the chief Master of Medicine of Mac Giollapadraig, and Achadh Mic Airt is my place of writing. And out of the book of Fearghus Mac Bheathadh it was transcribed. To-day is April the first, 1590. Jesus. Maria. A 20th-century editor, Paul Walsh, remarked: I have seen but two notices of him outside his own MS. namely, H.2.7, page 345, top margin, where he scribbled a few lines of verse, added the note: Ag sin duity a Risderd I Betecain od shesi A. Risterd mac Muircertaig.

Irish medical families Walsh, Paul Rev. "Scraps from Irish scribes: Risdeard Ó Conchubhair". The Catholic Bulletin. 19: 730–746. Http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G600015/index.html

Edgar Lungu

Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a Zambian politician, the President of Zambia since January 2015. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Minister of Defence. Following Sata's death in October 2014, Lungu was adopted as the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front in a Convention of the Patriotic Front in Kabwe, for the January 2015 presidential by-election, to determine who would serve out the remainder of Sata's term. In the election, he narrowly defeated opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema and took office on 25 January 2015. Lungu was elected to a full presidential term in the August 2016 election, again narrowly defeating Hichilema. Hichilema disputed the election result and filed a case at the Constitutional Court to nullify the result. On 5 September, the court dismissed the case. Lungu was sworn in for his first full term on 13 September 2016. Lungu was born 11 November 1956 at Ndola Central Hospital. After graduating with a LL. B. in 1981 from the University of Zambia, he joined the law firm Andre Company in Lusaka.

He subsequently underwent military officer training at Miltez in Kabwe under Zambia National Service. He returned to practising law, he joined politics. In 2010, Edgar Lungu had his law practicing licence suspended by the Law Association of Zambia; this was. He joined the United Party for National Development under the leadership of Anderson Mazoka, but switched to the Patriotic Front led by party founder Michael Sata. After the PF won the 2011 election, Lungu became Junior Minister in the Vice-President's office, he was subsequently promoted to Minister of Home Affairs on 9 July 2012. He became Minister of Defence on 24 December 2013 after Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba resigned from his ministerial post, he functioned as Acting President during President Sata's long term illness in 2013–14, he has held a string of central positions in his party, including Chair of the PF Central Committee on Discipline, he became PF Secretary General and Minister of Justice on 28 August 2014 to replace Wynter Kabimba, fired.

These positions were in addition to the Defence portfolio. President Sata went abroad for medical treatment on 19 October 2014, leaving Lungu in charge of the country in his absence. Sata died on 28 October 2014. Vice-President Guy Scott took over as Acting President, Lungu was viewed as one of the main contenders to succeed Sata in a presidential by-election. On 3 November 2014, Acting President Scott dismissed Lungu as Secretary-General of the PF, he replaced him with the Member of Parliament for Chipili. However, the next day, on 4 November 2014, Scott announced. On 30 November 2014, Lungu was elected as President of the Patriotic Front at a national convention of the party held in Kabwe, Zambia; however the convention was unusual. Instead, the unaccredited delegates elected him by raising hands. On 20 January 2015 Lungu contested the presidential by-election and beat his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development by a narrow majority of just 27,757 votes, with just 32.36% of the registered electorate participating.

He was declared the winner by the Electoral Commission of Zambia on 24 January. This election and the following election Edgar Lungu won were chronicled in a book by Anthony Mukwita: Against All Odds. Lungu was sworn in as President of Zambia on 25 January 2015 at the National Heroes Stadium in the capital Lusaka; the following month, Lungu forced the head of the central bank out of office and promised lower interest rates. He appointed Inonge Wina as Zambia's first female Vice-President. In March 2015 Lungu collapsed while holding a speech commemorating International Women's Day in Lusaka. After spending a short while in a Zambian hospital he had an operation for his narrowed oesophagus in Pretoria, South Africa. Lungu commuted the death sentences of 332 prisoners to life in prison on 16 July 2015 and condemned the massive overcrowding at the Mukobeko prison, calling it "an affront to basic human dignity". In October 2015, Lungu ordered a national day of prayer in hopes of preventing further damage to the economy.

Top religious and political officials participated, other public events were cancelled. Lungu ran for a full term in the August 2016 presidential election, which turned out to be a rematch of the 2015 presidential election between Lungu and UPND candidate Hakainde Hichilema. Lungu won the election with 50.32% of the vote, just a few thousand votes over the threshold for avoiding a run-off. He increased his margin of victory over Hichilema to 100,530 votes or 2.72%. Hichilema refused to concede defeat after the announcement of official results and filed a case before the Constitutional Court, asking for the results to be nullified due to irregularities; the court dismissed the case on 5 September 2016 and Lungu was inaugurated for a full five-year term of office on 13 September. In December 2019, Lungu expressed anti-LGBT rhetoric, comparing homosexual acts to bestiality, stating "Even animals don't do it, so why should we be forced to do it?... because we want to be seen to be smart and advanced and so on".

Lungu has six children. He and his family are practicing Baptists. Against All Odds a biography of Lungu by the Zambian journalist and senior diplomat Anthony Mukwita was published by Partridge Africa on 5 January 2017; the book set records when it became the first Zambian book to go on sale at Barnes & Noble and the first Zambian book on a head of state to be featured in the London Book Fair in Hammersmith. List of international presidential trips made by Edgar Lungu

Revolutionary Suicide

Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party; the Chief ideologue and strategist of the BPP, Newton taught himself how to read during his last year of high school, which led to his enrollment in Merrit College in Oakland in 1966. The Party urged members to challenge the status quo with armed patrols of the impoverished streets of black Oakland, to form coalitions with other oppressed groups; the party spread across America and internationally as well, forming coalitions with the Vietnamese and Cubans. The book includes an introduction by Fredrika Newton. Ten-Point Program The Diary of Malcolm X Entry at Penguin Group, the publishers Entry at GoodReads

Harry Evans Watkins

Harry Evans Watkins was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Born in Watson, West Virginia, Watkins was a United States Army Private First Class in the Signal Corps from 1918 to 1919, he received a Bachelor of Laws from West Virginia University College of Law in 1923. He was in private practice in Fairmont, West Virginia from 1923 to 1937. Watkins was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 17, 1937, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, to a new joint seat created by 49 Stat. 1805. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 1937, received his commission on March 3, 1937, he served as Chief Judge of the Northern District from 1954 to 1963. Watkins served in that capacity until his death on June 6, 1963.

Harry Evans Watkins at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center