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Margaret of Sicily

Margaret of Sicily was a Princess of Sicily and Germany, a member of the House of Hohenstaufen. By marriage she was Countess Palatine of Saxony, she was the daughter of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Germany, by his third wife, Isabella of England. Her paternal grandparents were Holy Roman Emperor and Constance of Sicily, her maternal grandparents were John of Isabella of Angoulême. The date of her birth is difficult to ascertain because there is controversy over the exact number of children borne by her mother; some sources say that she was the first or second child, born by the end of 1237. Historians accept the latter date. Shortly after her birth, Margaret was betrothed to Albert "the Degenerate", eldest son and heir of Henry III "the Illustrious", Margrave of Meissen; the marriage took place in the bride receiving Pleissnerland as her dowry. The couple settled at his residence in Eckartsberga and moved to Wartburg, where she bore five children: three sons and two daughters.

Through her second son Frederick – Margrave of Meissen – Margaret was the direct ancestor of the Electors and Kings of Saxony and English Queen consorts Margaret of Anjou and Anne of Cleves. In 1265 her husband received the titles of Landgrave of Thuringia and Count Palatine of Saxony after the abdication of his father, who retained control of Meissen. After the execution of her nephew Conradin, Margaret, as the next legitimate relative, became the rightful Queen of Sicily and the general heiress of the Hohenstaufen claims over the Duchy of Swabia and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, her son Frederick assumed by some time this titles on her right. After discovering the adultery of her husband with Kunigunde of Eisenberg, Margaret left Wartburg; the flight took place on 24 June 1270. Margaret was supported there by the citizens, she died there six weeks later. Margaret and Albert had five children: Henry, inherited the Pleissnerland in 1274. Frederick, Margrave of Meissen. Theodoric, called Dietzmann, Margrave of Lusatia.

Margaret. Agnes of Meissen, married before 21 July 1282 to Henry I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

1956 Eilat bus ambush

The 1956 Eilat bus ambush was an attack on an Egged bus traveling from Tel-Aviv to Eilat on August 16, 1956. The Israeli civilian bus was ambushed by a Fedayeen squad on August 16, 1956. Four passengers were killed and three were injured. On Thursday, 16 August 1956, a Palestinian Fedayeen squad infiltrated into Israel from Jordan; the militants reached Be'er Menucha in the Arava region and prepared an ambush in a ditch on the side of the road. Around noon, the weekly Egged bus #391 from Tel-Aviv to Eilat, escorted by an IDF military vehicle, was attacked by gunfire as it passed Be'er Menucha. Three Israeli soldiers and a female civilian were killed. In addition, three civilian passengers were injured. Four Israelis Die In Ambush - The StarPhoenix, August 16, 1956

Patrice Wymore

Patrice Wymore Flynn was an American film and stage actress of the 1950s and 1960s, known for her marriage to Errol Flynn. Born in Miltonvale, Kansas, to a family of vaudeville performers, she began touring with them at the age of six. By the time she reached adulthood, she was an accomplished dancer with a good singing voice, she auditioned in New York City for a part in Up in Central Park, in which she performed in 1947. Still "Patricia Wymore," she starred, fourth billed, with Johnny Downs, Red Buttons, Jet McDonald in the 1948 Broadway musical Hold It!, for which she won a Theatre World Award for "Promising Actress". This was followed by a five-month stint in the revue All for Love in 1949, where she was discovered by a talent scout from Warner Bros. who signed her up. Now "Patrice Wymore," her first film appearance was in the 1950 film Tea for Two, opposite Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, where she made an impression with the Latin-flavoured rendition of "Crazy Rhythm"; that same year she starred in Rocky Mountain opposite Hollywood legend Errol Flynn, with whom she would become romantically involved.

Flynn and Wymore were traveling and living in Europe in Mallorca aboard Zaca. At the age of 23, she married the 41-year-old actor in October 1950 at the Lutheran Church, France. Wymore continued to act, appearing in several films over the next few years, including the musical I'll See You in My Dreams, her second film alongside Doris Day, she guest-starred as herself in the 1951 musical film Starlift, performing the song "Liza." It was followed by a role as saloon singer in the Kirk Douglas feature The Big Trees and a part in the musical comedy She's Working Her Way Through College, starring Virginia Mayo, in the same year. In 1953, she appeared alongside Mayo in the musical dramedy She's Back on Broadway, that same year she starred opposite Randolph Scott in The Man Behind the Gun. By this stage Wymore was released, she temporarily retired from Hollywood after giving birth to her daughter, Arnella Flynn, born December 25, 1953. The daughter would become a fashion model in Europe. In 1955 she appeared with her husband Errol Flynn and Anna Neagle in the film version of King's Rhapsody.

Although only in his forties, Flynn was in a physical and mental decline by the time they married. Wymore took a break from acting to care for her now ailing husband, to better raise their daughter, while settling on their estate in Jamaica. However, due to Flynn's alcohol and drug addictions, the couple separated, they never divorced and were still married at the time of his death on October 14, 1959. Following Flynn's death, Wymore returned to acting in summer stock musicals such as Carnival!, Guys and Dolls, Irma La Douce, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She made a memorable appearance as Adele Elkstrom, Frank Sinatra's character's girlfriend, in the hit film Ocean's 11 in 1960, she made three guest appearances on Perry Mason. In 1963 she appeared twice: as Maureen Norland in "The Case of the Libelous Locket," and as Jane Alder in "The Case of the Badgered Brother." In 1965 she played murder victim and title character Victoria Dawn in "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid." That year she was cast in the short-lived soap opera Never Too Young, in 1966 she appeared in the film Chamber of Horrors.

Her last appearance was on the television series F Troop in 1967. Flynn had left her a 2,000-acre coconut plantation near Castle, in the parish of Portland, Jamaica, as well as a mansion and a cattle ranch. After her retirement she returned to Jamaica, where she opened a boutique and wicker furniture manufacturing business, she continued to be active in Flynn's estate, appeared at dedications in his honor up to the time of her death. Her grandson Luke noted'she was as passionate about her farm as much as the movies'. After suffering with a pulmonary disease for a year, aged 87, died of natural causes in Portland, Jamaica, on March 22, 2014, she is survived by her grandson Luke Flynn who remembered her as'a tough and elegant woman'. Patrice Wymore at Find a Grave Patrice Wymore on IMDb Patrice Wymore at the Internet Broadway Database Errol Flynn marries Patrice Wymore Interview: Patrice Wymore remembers Errol Flynn

Leif Höegh & Co

Leif Höegh & Co is an international shipping company, founded in 1927 by Norwegian Leif Høegh. Since 2006 the company has been structured as two separate entities, Höegh Autoliners and Höegh LNG, with Leif Höegh & Co acting as a common holding company. Höegh LNG is active in the liquefied natural gas industry including LNG carriers; as of January 2015, it is 44.6 owned by Leif Höegh. The largest investors are Fairview Capital and Nordea; the Baupost Group announced. Höegh Autoliners operates pure car/truck carrier vessels, its main business is the maritime transport and distribution of cargo such as automobiles, trailers, Mafi roll trailers, heavy construction machinery and further types of rolling freight. In 1970 a joint venture in between Höegh and Ugland Auto Liners was formed to develop a new leading RORO operator. In March 2000 Leif Höegh & Co acquired the remaining 50% of HUAL, renaming the company Höegh Autoliners, as known today. In 2008 A. P. Moller became a minority shareholder in Höegh Autoliners.

As part of its relationship with Maersk, Höegh Autoliners took over twelve Maersk ships in 2008. Since January 2014, its Europe/USA routes have included Valencia to Baltimore, New York and Galveston; until December 2019 sale, the Company used to have a 50% stake in Euro Marine Logistics that connects Zeebrügge, Gothenburg and Port of Tyne, providing dedicated short sea services. In May 2014 it was announced that nine Höegh Autoliners PCTC vessels would be managed by Wallem which would deliver technical and crew management from Wallem's Singapore base. In January 2015 the MV Höegh Osaka was en route from Southampton to Bremerhaven when accidentally grounded, requiring salvage. On 25 February 2019, MV Höegh London reported a Crew member casualty while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea from Tanger-Med to Gemlik; the vessel faced an serious storm, that caused severe rolling and consequent unexpected movements of her cargo on the decks. Several vehicles were damaged, the bulkhead structure was cracked in several points, with seawater entering in her holds.

While the Crew was verifying the seriousness of the damages and attempting the cargo re-lashing, a Chinese Crew member was hit by a heavy machinery, reporting life threatening injuries and soon after died on board. The ship requested emergency berthing at Pozzallo port to disembark the seafarer, undertake an inspection of the ship’s seaworthiness. Maersk Crest was sold to NYK in 2007, renamed Tigris Leader. MV Höegh Osaka List of roll-on/roll-off vessel accidents Euro Marine Logistics Siem Shipping Messina Line Nippon Yusen Kaisha Official site


Cromok is a thrash metal band from Malaysia. They are known to be the pioneers of thrash metal music in Malaysia. Consists of three members, Shamsudin Ali as Vocalist and Bassist, Khairul Anuar Shariff as Guitarist, Tarmizi Mokhtar as Drummer. Cromok was formed in 1986 by four young students, Shamsuddin Ali, Khairul Anuar Shariff, Muhammad Khairuddin, Tarmizi Mokhtar, they were studying at the University in Australia. While in Australia, they decided to form a thrash metal band and they perform their music in small concert and gigs, they got positive responses and gaining their fans, made their name within the Australian Underground Thrash Metal scene rising the ranks along with Australian Godfather bands in the likes of Enticer, SSDC, Mortal Sin, Frozen Doberman, White Trash and Detriment. Their single,'Misty' was their most popular song among their fans in those days. In 1991 Sam and Miji graduated and return to Malaysia meanwhile Din still carry on his studies in Australia, their first album, recorded during their studies,'Images of Purity' were released in 1991.

They receive positive responses among the teenagers, build a huge local fan base in a short period of time. Their songs such as'Another You','I Don't Belong Here','Misty','Metallurgical' and'Memories' were praised by their fans; however their success was limited due to limited access to mainstream media by the Malaysian government at the time. Instead, they keep releasing five more albums. Din died in 1997 because of drug overdose. However, it was discovered that he died because of malaria; the band continued as a trio. However, in 2001, Karl was seceding from Cromok because he wants to concentrate on his professional career and his family. Karl was replaced by renowned guitar maestro in Malaysia, Hillary Ang from Malaysian rock icon band, Search. Cromok issues two more studio albums,'Deafening Silence' and'Untitled'. At the end of 2005, Hillary returned to the Search, leaving Sam and Miji as the remaining member in Cromok. Sam announced that they were going on sabbatical hiatus and all band activities are suspended.

After five years of sabbatical hiatus from music arena, on April 8, 2012 they held a Reunion concert in Kuala Lumpur, consisting of three original members, which celebrated the band’s 25th anniversary. This was the latest concert of Cromok, after their last concert in 1992. On August 21, 2013, Cromok was performing an opening act for Metallica LIVE concert in Malaysia; the group sings in English. They are known to have at least one instrumental track in every album. Sam uses a teutonic thrash vocal style, while the band's music sounds similar to the Bay Area thrash metal. Cromok often experiments with Malay cultural music elements and sounds, adding Malay elements to their artwork. Shamsudin Ali - Bass, Vocals Tarmizi Mokhtar - Drums Khairul Anuar Shariff - Guitars Hillary Ang - Lead Guitar Khairudin Muhammad - Backing vocal, Guitarist Muhammad Fadhil - Guitar Che Dean - Guitar Image of Purity Mentera Metal - Pelbagai Artis Cromok & FTG Engraved In Eternity Soundtrack Gol & Gincu - Various Artist XPDC & CROMOK

Ford F-Series (fifth generation)

The fifth generation of the Ford F-Series is a line of pickup trucks and commercial trucks that were produced by Ford from the 1967 to 1972 model years. Built on the same platform as the fourth generation F-series trucks, the fifth generation had sharper styling lines, a larger cab and greenhouse, expanded engine options. Three trim levels were available during the production of the fifth generation F-series, though the names were changed in 1970; the "Base" trim became the "Custom" and the "Custom Cab" became the "Sport Custom" joining "Ranger" as optional levels of equipment and trim. Late in production the Ranger trim level was upgraded with the additional "Ranger XLT" option. 1967: Introduction of fifth-generation F-Series in 1966 for the 1967 model year. Cab is 3 inches wider than frame is heavier. Grille, exterior trim, interior cab fittings and engine choices are unique to this year. Trim levels are "Base", "Custom Cab", "Ranger". 1968: As federal regulations required all automotive manufacturers to install side marker reflectors or lights, Ford redesigned the hood emblems to incorporate reflectors as well as added reflectors to the rear of the bed.

Interior fittings changed due to new safety standards. New versions of the FE-Series engine added. First year of factory-installed air conditioning. 1969: New grille design, new 302 Windsor V8 engine option. 1970: Mid-cycle update with many detail changes including a new grille including wraparound front turn signals, exterior trim changes, new side marker lights. "Sport Custom" trim replaces "Custom Cab", "Ranger XLT" added as top trim level. A new engine choice to the local market is introduced in that year: the diesel engine, a Perkins 3.3 L l4 engine with 120 hp SAE at 3,000 RPM. Another change are the alternator, replacing the dynamo; the new 335 cu in V8 engine was introduced as a new engine option, only in medium duty trucks. This engine was designed by Mexican Ford engineers and was relative of the Windsor family and was based in the 351 and 302 ones, with a stronger crankshaft and elongated stroke; the 335 had a Holley 2-barrel carburetor and had an output of 200 hp at 4,000 RPM. This engine co-existed with the 289 cu in V8 up to 1972.

1971: New grille inserts, steering wheel design, colors. AM/FM radios are added as an option. 1972: Final year of production. Minor detail changes and power brakes become a new option on upper level trim options. After 1968, Ford discontinued the "Low GVWR" versions. Still available was the Camper Special option along with the new Explorer Special, Contractor's Special and Ranch Special, Heavy-Duty Special; these special models had various levels of options factory installed to appeal to different target groups. The fifth-generation F-Series was introduced in Argentina in 1968, where it remained in production until circa 1973. Was made in the following models: F-100, F-350 the medium duty truck F-600 and the F-700, it remained on par with the US range, without major chronological mismatches, in terms of the renewal of the range. The local make Igarreta, provides some interesting versions with custom configurations for private companies and for the Argentine State; the fifth-generation F-Series was introduced in Brazil in 1972, where it remained in production until circa 1992.

It received a series of changes and updates over the two decades of production being fitted with a 4-cylinder MWM 3.9 liter Diesel engine available in both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged versions in a local equivalent to the F-250 badged as F-1000 available with a 6-cylinder 3.4 liter engine both in gasoline and dedicated-ethanol versions, while the F-100 retained the gasoline-powered Y-Block 272 V8 and the Georgia OHC 2.3L 4-cyl in both gasoline and dedicated-ethanol versions. It was the last Ford truck manufactured in the Ipiranga plant which closed soon after the truck's discontinuation. Brazilian F-100 and F-1000 were only available with a single cab and 2-wheel drive, but a number of local specialists custom-built double cabs, Engesa provided an aftermarket 4-wheel drive conversion. In Canada the Explorer Special was a trim level that sat between the base model truck and Custom Cab, it used the Custom Cab trim and grill but didn't include things like a bed light or sometimes a radio.

F-100: 1/2 ton F-100: 1/2 ton F-250: 3/4 ton F-250: 3/4 ton F-350: 1 ton Dual rear wheels available Styleside on F-100 and F-250. 6.5' and 8' lengths. Flareside on all models, 6.5', 8' and 9' lengths. Platform stakes on F-250 and F-350 in 9' and 12' lengths. Standard cab on all models. Crew cab with seating for six and four doors optional on F-250 and F-350; the heavier duty models continued to be built on the fifth generation chassis after the lighter-duty models were replaced. In 1977, the lightest F-500 was discontinued, leaving the F-600 as the lightest of the medium-duties, it was built until the introduction of the seventh generation F-series in late 1979