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In ancient Celtic religion, Maponos or Maponus is a god of youth known in northern Britain but in Gaul. In Roman Britain, he was equated with Apollo; the Welsh mythological figure Mabon ap Modron is derived from Maponos, who by analogy we may suggest was the son of the mother-goddess Dea Matrona. The Irish god Aengus known as the Mac Óg, is related to Maponos, as are the Arthurian characters Mabuz and Mabonagrain. In Gaulish, mapos means a son; the suffix -onos is augmentative. Besides the theonym Maponos, the root mapos is found in personal names such as Mapodia and Maponius; the root is Proto-Indo-European *makʷos.. In Insular Celtic languages, the same root is found in Welsh and Breton mab meaning son, derived from Common Brythonic *mapos. In Old Irish, macc means son, he therefore personified youthfulness, which would explain the syncretism with the Graeco-Roman god Apollo. The evidence is epigraphic. Maponos is mentioned in Gaul at Bourbonne-les-Bains and at Chamalières but is attested chiefly in the north of Britain at Brampton, Corbridge and Chesterholm.

Some inscriptions are simple such as Deo Mapono from Chesterholm. At Corbridge are two dedications Apollini Mapono and one / apo / Apo; the inscription at Brampton by four Germans is to the god Maponos and the numen of the emperor:. Deo / Mapono / et n Aug / Durio / et Ramio / et Trupo / et Lurio / Germa/ni v s l m"To the god Maponos and to the Numen of Augustus, the Germani Durio, Ramio and Lurio have fulfilled their vow willingly, as is deserved." This inscription by a unit of Sarmatians based at Ribchester shows the association with Apollo and can be dated to the day and the year. Deo san / pollini Mapono / o salute d n / n eq Sar/ Bremetenn / ordiani / el Antoni/nus | leg VI / vic domo / Melitenis / praep et pr / v s l m / dic pr Kal Sep / p d n Gord/ug II e Ponno cosThe preceding inscriptions are all in Latin; the name is found on the inscription from Chamalières, a long magical text written in Gaulish on a rolled lead sheet. The second line calls for the help of Maponos (here in the accusative singular, Maponon: artiu maponon aruerriíatin.

There are at least three statues to Maponos. In one, he stands opposite a Celtic Diana huntress figure. A sketch of this image appears in Ann Ross' Pagan Celtic Britain. Two items of place-name evidence attest to Maponos in Britain. Both are from the 7th-century Ravenna Cosmography. Locus Maponi or "the place of Maponos", is thought to be between Lockerbie. Maporiton or "the ford of Maponos" is thought to be Ladyward, near Lockerbie; the Lochmaben Stone lies near Gretna on the farm named Old Graitney, the old name for Gretna. The name Clachmaben, meaning ` stone of Maponos', has become corrupted to Lochmaben; this stone was part of a stone circle and the area is thought to have been a centre for the worship of Maponus. An inscription from Birrens in Scotland mentions a lo Mabomi, regarded as a stone-cutter's error for locus *Maponi; the fifteenth day of Riuros on the Coligny calendar is marked with the name Mapanos, which might be a reference to a festival for Maponos. In Britain, dedications to Apollo have been found with the following epithets: Apollo Anextiomarus Apollo Anicetus Sol Apollo Grannus Apollo Maponus.

It can thus be difficult to tell from a simple dedication to Apollo whether the classical deity is meant or whether a particular Celtic deity is being referred to under a classical name. The situation in Gaul is more complicated, with at least twenty epithets being recorded.. Maponos surfaces in the Middle Welsh narrative, the Mabinogion, as Mabon, son of Modron, herself the continuation of Gaulish Matrona; the theme of Maponos son of Matrona and the development of names in the Mabinogi from Common Brythonic and Gaulish theonyms has been examined by Hamp and Meid. Mabon features in the tale of a newborn child taken from his mother at the age of three nights, is explicitly named in the story of Culhwch ac Olwen, his name lives on in Arthurian romance in the guise of Mabon and Mabonagrain. His counterpart in Irish mythology would seem to be Mac ind Ó‘c, an epithe

Fly Blue Crane

Fly Blue Crane, was a South African regional airline based in Johannesburg, with its hub at O. R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa; the airline started services on 1 September 2015 and was using two Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft on services between Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit. In late 2016 Fly Blue Crane entered business rescue and on 3 February 2017, the airline announced that they had to discontinue flights indefinitely as they restructure their operations. Flights have not resumed since, their website is inoperative. Fly Blue Crane flew to the following destinations before, on 3 February 2017, the airline announced that it had cancelled all flights'as part of a business rescue plan': Fly Blue Crane operated the following aircraft as of August 2016: Media related to Fly Blue Crane at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Rory Arnold

Rory Arnold is an Australian professional rugby union player. He plays for the Stade Toulousain in the Top 14 competition, has represented Australia in test matches, his regular position is lock. Rory Arnold and his identical twin Richie were born in Australia, their father Tony was stationed there. The brothers were raised in Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales where they both played junior rugby league until aged 16. In 2010, Rory joined the Murwillumbah rugby club where he played for two seasons before being scouted by the Gold Coast Breakers. Arnold played Premier Rugby for the Breakers in 2013 and was selected in the Combined New South Wales–Queensland Country side that faced the British and Irish Lions during their 2013 tour to Australia, coming on as a late substitute, he joined South African side Griquas for the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division competition. Arnold was accused of biting a defender when scoring it, he was suspended but the charge was overturned and annulled on appeal.

Arnold underwent a shoulder reconstruction and sat out most of the 2014 season before joining the University of Canberra Vikings in the inaugural National Rugby Championship. He was included in the Brumbies squad for the 2015 Super Rugby season, he made his debut in the Brumbies season-opening match against the Reds, starting in their 47–3 victory in Canberra. As of 2015, Arnold was among the tallest players in Super Rugby, behind South African lock JP du Preez at 1 cm taller. In 2016, Arnold was named in the Wallabies preliminary 39-man squad for the 2016 series against England, he played two tests in the series. As of 25 February 2019 Statistics on It's Rugby

Fannett Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Fannett Township is a township in Franklin County, United States. The population was 2,548 at the 2010 census; the township derives its name as an older variant spelling of Fanad, County Donegal, from early Irish settlement in the area. It was formed before 1762, until about 1795 included the area now in Metal Township. Fannett Township is the northernmost township in Franklin County, it is bordered to the west by Huntingdon County, to the north by Juniata County, to the northeast by Perry County, to the east by Cumberland County. The township is in the Ridge and Valley Province of the Appalachian Mountains: Tuscarora Mountain forms the western boundary of the township, the eastern boundary follows the crest of Kittatinny Mountain. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 68.2 square miles, of which 0.02 square miles, or 0.02%, is water. Interstate 76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, crosses the southeastern part of the township, but with no direct access; the turnpike enters the township from the east via the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.

Unincorporated communities in the township include Spring Run in the southwest, Dry Run in the west-central area, Doylesburg in the center, Concord in the north, all along Pennsylvania Route 75. Amberson is in the eastern part of the township, in the Amberson Valley between Rising Mountain to the northwest and Kittatinny Mountain to the southeast; the southern half of the township is drained by the West Branch of Conococheague Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, while the northern half is drained by the Narrows Branch of Tuscarora Creek, a tributary of the Juniata River and part of the Susquehanna River watershed. Dublin Township, Hopewell Township, Lack Township, Letterkenny Township Lurgan Township Metal Township Tell Township, Toboyne Township, Amberson Concord Doylesburg Doylestown Dry Run Laurel Grove Newbridge Spring Run As of the census of 2000, there were 2,370 people, 824 households, 619 families residing in the township; the population density was 34.6 people per square mile.

There were 1,045 housing units at an average density of 15.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.68% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.30% from other races, 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population. There were 824 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.8% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.27. In the township the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males. The median income for a household in the township was $35,179, the median income for a family was $38,250.

Males had a median income of $27,309 versus $21,452 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,915. About 12.7% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.4% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over

USA Table Tennis

USA Table Tennis, colloquially known as USATT, is the non-profit governing body for table tennis in the United States and is responsible for cataloging and sanctioning table tennis tournaments within the country. It was founded in 1933 as the United States Table Tennis Association. In addition to processing tournaments, USATT maintains ranking system, it oversees the USA National Teams. In total, USATT has over 9,000 members; the headquarters of USA Table Tennis is located in Colorado Springs, United States, home to the United States Olympic Training Center. USA Table Tennis offers a $100,000 incentive for American Olympic table tennis athletes, though no American athlete has won a medal for table tennis; the United States Table Tennis Association was created in 1933. The phrase "Table Tennis" was created because the name "Ping Pong" had been trademarked by Parker Brothers. Though the legal name of the USATT remains the "United States Table Tennis Association, Inc.", the non-profit corporation adopted "USA Table Tennis" as their d/b/a name effective 1994.

Although about 19 million Americans play for recreation, USATT has only about 9,000 members, as of December 2017. There are two main membership types and general. General members can participate in USATT sanctioned events and leagues with no additional rating fees while associate members have no membership fee but may not participate in USATT sanctioned leagues and can pay per USATT sanctioned event; the pricing for a year for adults is $75 while for juniors and collegians is $45. There are over 300 table tennis clubs affiliated with USATT 50 of which are in California. There are 450 USATT Certified Coaches in the United States. Started in 1931, the annual U. S. Open is the oldest table tennis event in the United States, it attracts over 600 athletes annually. The U. S. Open has been held in various locations, including Anaheim, California. Past Menʼs Singles champions include Chen Weixing and Aleksandar Karakašević. Past Womenʼs Singles champions include Li Jiawei; the 2010 U. S. Open was held at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, MI, between June 29 and July 3.

The Men's Singles champion was Achanta Sharath Kamal of India and the Women's Singles champion was Georgina Pota of Hungary. The 2011 U. S. Open was held in Wisconsin; the Men's Singles champion was Thomas Keinath of Slovakia. The Women's Singles Champion was Nai Hui Liu of New Jersey; the 2017 U. S Open will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 17; the U. S. Nationals have been held since 1976; the tournament is closed to non-citizens of the United States. In addition, the U. S. Nationals along with two other national ranking tournaments determine the members selected USA Table Tennis Adult and Junior Teams. Over 750 athletes registered for the 2017 U. S. Nationals, which were held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Past Men's Singles champions include Kanak Jha, Eric Owens and David Zhuang and past Women's Singles champions include Lily Zhang, Jasna Reed and Wang Chen; the rosters for the 2019 USA Table Tennis National Teams are as follows:You can find records of the current US National Table Tennis Teams here on the USATT Website.

- Male National Training Group - Female National Training Group Glossary of table tennis International Table Tennis Federation List of USA Table Tennis champions Official Association of Professional Table Tennis Athletes of North America Table tennis at the Summer Olympics United States Olympic Committee Official website Evolution of Table Tennis in the US

Sabueso EspaƱol

The Sabueso Español is a scenthound breed with its origin in the far north of Iberian Peninsula, included in Group VI of F. C. I. Classification; this breed has been used in this mountainous region since hundreds of years ago for all kind of game: wild boar, brown bear, red deer, roe deer and chamois. It is an exclusive working breed, employed in hunting with firearms; the first description of Iberian scenthounds appears in chapter 39 of Libro de la Montería de Alfonso XI or The Hunting Book of Alfonso XI, a medieval tome of the 14th century for a Castillian king. After that, diverse descriptions of Iberian scenthounds appeared in various Spanish hunting books of the 15th, 16th, 17th centuries: two examples include Tratado de la Montería, or A Treatise on Hunting and Molina's late Renaissance book Discurso de la Montería, or A Discourse on Hunting, written in 1582. During these centuries Spanish scenthounds of the type that would become the Sabueso were used in brown bear and wild boar hunting.

They were often used to track wounded game by hunters called Ballesteros. Of course these hounds have been used since ancient times in "caza a traílla" to know of the hunt the resting location of bears and wolves; when firearms were becoming common in northern Spain and big game populations decreased, hunters diversified their quarry and began directing their hounds to hunt rabbits, called "caza de la liebre a la vuelta", although the hunting of wild boar and roe deer continued in other areas. Today big game populations in northern Spain have increased and use of the Spanish scenthound has been revived, with a fixed standard since 1982 in wild boar hunting, in the traditional type of boar hunting called "caza a traílla"; the Spanish Hound is a medium-sized dog, with a body, longer than it is tall. Its total height should be a maximum of 52–57 cm in males, 48–53 cm in females, it has long ears similar to other hound breeds bred for tracking scent. The legs and feet that are similar to the Beagle.

The eyes should be amber, with a baleful expression. The tale should be tapering and whip-like with a white splash of fur at the tip; the coat should be smooth and glossy. The overall temperament is gentle and easy going, but relentless in tracking and brave when faced with a large animal like a male boar; the Spanish hound is a scenthound with a great sense of smell. It has a distinctively loud, booming howl. Hunters can know the different phases of the hunt by listening to the hound: as it hunts, its voice changes from a loud, long bay to choppy short barks, indicating it has found its quarry. In far northern Spain, they call the short pattern of choppy barks the "latido" or "llatido". In the South, the hound is used in hunting rabbits, similar to the better known Basset Hound, their favorite traditional method is to let the hare have a head start so the hound can work the trail until it catches up and wears its prey down, driving it into the path of the hunter. This kind of hunting is called "caza de la liebre a la vuelta".

In the mountains of Northern Spain, the Sabueso is often used in wild boar hunting. This type of hunting is called "caza a traílla", where the dog leads the hunters on a leash; this type of hunting is old and traditional, whose origin is lost in ancient times. This kind of hunting consists of looking for the wallowing location of the wild boar during the daylight with the help of a leashed scenthound; the hunter and the scenthound will track the boar until they know the resting location of the wild boar. When this location is certain some hunters with firearms wait surrounding the wood and some scenthounds are unleashed on the track, they chase it at least until the hunters can shoot it. This hunting dog possesses a markedly independent character because it has been bred to hunt alone or with one or two more hounds, because of that this breed is not properly a packing breed, they are found together with griffons in the hunt for wild boar, were used in the creation of the Griffon Astur-Cantabro, the griffon type that you will most come across in Spain.

There are many Sabuesos in Spanish shelters with little chance of being adopted, because of the misconception that they do not make good family pets. The Spanish Hound is first of all a working dog; this high spirited dog will be happy to spend time with younger members of its family but it will not tolerate disrespectful or rough treatment from their part. The Sabueso has a good reputation with other dogs as it was used as a small-pack hunter. Canine aggressiveness is uncommon for the Sabuesos. Although they have a high tracking instinct, Sabuesos can live alongside other family pets. Cash in The Fox and the Hound 2 Spanish Scenthound Club Web