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Margot Adler

Margot Susanna Adler was an American author, lecturer, Wiccan priestess, New York correspondent for National Public Radio. Born in Little Rock, Adler grew up in New York City, she attended The High School of Art in New York City. Her grandfather, Alfred Adler, was a noted Austrian Jewish psychotherapist, collaborator with Sigmund Freud and the founder of the school of individual psychology. Adler received a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York in 1970, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1982. During the mid-1960s, Adler worked as a volunteer reporter for KPFA-FM, the Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley, California. After returning to New York City, she worked at its sister station, WBAI-FM, where, in 1972, she created the talk show Hour of the Wolf, another talk show, called Unstuck in Time. Adler joined NPR in 1979 as a general assignment reporter, after spending a year as an NPR freelance reporter covering New York City, subsequently worked on a great many pieces dealing with subjects as diverse as the death penalty, the right to die movement, the response to the war in Kosovo, computer gaming, the drug ecstasy, geek culture and technology and Pokémon.

After 9/11, she focused much of her work on stories exploring the human factors in New York City, from the loss of loved ones and jobs, to work in the relief effort. She was the host of Justice Talking up until the show ceased production on July 3, 2008, she was a regular voice on All Things Considered. She was co-producer of an award-winning radio drama, War Day. Adler wrote Drawing Down the Moon, a 1979 book about Neopaganism, revised in 2006; the book is considered by some a watershed in American Neopagan circles, as it provided the first comprehensive look at modern nature-based religions in the US. For many years it was the only introductory work about American Neopagan communities, her second book, Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution, was published by Beacon Press in 1997. Adler was a Wiccan priestess, an elder in the Covenant of the Goddess, she participated in the Unitarian Universalist faith community. In early 2011, Adler was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, which metastasized over the following three years.

Adler died on July 28, 2014 at the age of 68. She remained symptom-free until mid-2014. Adler was cared for in her final months by her son. 1979 – Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Goddess-Worshippers, Other Pagans in America Today. ISBN 0-14-019536-X 1997 – Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution ISBN 0-8070-7098-X 2000 – Our Way to the Stars by Margot Adler & John Gliedman – Motorbooks Intl, ISBN 0-7603-0753-9, ISBN 978-0-7603-0753-3 2013 – Out for Blood Kindle Single 2014 – Vampires Are Us ISBN 1-5786-3560-8, ISBN 978-1-5786-3560-3 1989 – Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism – Judith Plant ISBN 0-86571-152-6 1994 – Return of the Great Goddess by Burleigh Muten ISBN 1-57062-034-2 1995 – People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out by Ellen Evert Hopman, Lawrence Bond ISBN 0-89281-559-0 2001 – Modern Pagans: an Investigation of Contemporary Ritual ISBN 1-889307-10-6 2002 – The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s – Edited by Robert Cohen and Reginald E. Zelnik ISBN 978-0-520-23354-6 2003 – Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium – edited by Robin Morgan ISBN 0-7434-6627-6 2005 – Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul: Spells and Reflections from Neopagan Elders and Teachers – Patricia Telesco ISBN 978-1-58091-164-1 1986 – From Witch to Witch-Doctor: Healers and Shamans ACE – Lecture on cassette 1986 – The Magickal Movement: Present and Future ACE – Panel discussion on cassette Maggie Shayne Murry Hope Vale, V. and John Sulak.

Modern Pagans. San Francisco: Re/Search Publications. ISBN 1-889307-10-6 Margot Adler on IMDb Appearances on C-SPAN

2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga

The 2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga was the 41st edition of this competition and the 92nd edition of the German rugby union championship. In the Rugby-Bundesliga, the first division, ten teams played a home-and-away season with semi-finals and a final between the top four teams at the end; the season started on 27 August 2010 and finished with the championship final on 5 May 2012, interrupted by a winter break from mid-December to late February. The league's top try scorer was Caine Elisara for the second year running while Luke James Muggeridge took out the honours of best points scorer for the first time. Both are from New Zealand and played for Heidelberger RK; the league was won by Heidelberger RK who defeated TV Pforzheim 20-16 to earn its third consecutive title. TV Pforzheim played in its first-ever German championship final, having defeated SC 1880 Frankfurt 46–25 in the semi-finals. Frankfurt had played in the previous five finals and won the championship in 2008 and 2009; the second semi-final was played between HRK and SC Neuenheim with the former winning 71–21.

In the second tier, the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga, FC St. Pauli Rugby and the reserve team of SC 1880 Frankfurt took out the division titles, with SC 1880 Frankfurt II taking out the overall title with a 32–22 finals victory. Both divisions of the 2nd Bundesliga played with only nine instead of ten clubs; the South/West division lost RG Heidelberg II just before the start of the season when the club decided to withdraw its reserve team to the third division while the reserve team of Berliner Rugby Club was withdrawn during the season. RU Hohen Neuendorf was expulsed from the league during the season for falling to field in two games without adequate excuse. TSV Handschuhsheim II was punished the same way for the same reason after the season had ended, with both of the teams being relegated. In mid-July 2012 the Deutsche Rugby Tag, the annual general meeting of the DRV decided to approve a league reform proposed by German international Manuel Wilhelm; the new system will see the number of clubs in the Bundesliga increased from ten to 24 in 2012–13, the league divided into four regional divisions of six clubs each and the finals series expanded from four to eight teams.

One of the main aims of the reform was to reduce the number of kilometres traveled by individual teams and therefore reduce the travel expenses. Additionally, the 2nd Bundesliga will expanded to 24 teams; the final standings in the table: TV Pforzheim deducted 2 points. Relegated: None, league expanded to 22 teams in 2012-13 Promoted from the 2nd Bundesliga South/West: Heidelberger TV, RC Luxembourg, ASV Köln Rugby, RC Mainz, RC Aachen Promoted from the 2nd Bundesliga North/East: FC St. Pauli Rugby, SC Germania List, TSV Victoria Linden, Hamburger RC, Berliner SV 92, USV Potsdam Rugby Promoted from the Rugby-Regionalliga: RC Leipzig The results of the Bundesliga in 2011–12: The leading try scores in the 2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga season were: The leading point scores in the 2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga season were: The top try and point scorers per club were: The final standings in the table: Promoted to Bundesliga: Heidelberger TV, RC Luxembourg, ASV Köln Rugby, RC Mainz, RC Aachen Relegated from Bundesliga: None Relegated from 2nd Bundesliga South/West: TSV Handschuhsheim II, Heidelberger RK II Promoted to 2nd Bundesliga South/West: Division disbanded The final standings in the table: Promoted to Bundesliga: FC St. Pauli Rugby, SC Germania List, TSV Victoria Linden, DRC Hannover, Hamburger RC, Berliner SV 92, USV Potsdam Rugby Relegated from Bundesliga: None Relegated from 2nd Bundesliga North/East: RU Hohen Neuendorf, DRC Hannover Promoted to 2nd Bundesliga North/East: Division disbanded - Rugby-Bundesliga table & results - Bundesliga table & results

Suit of wands

The Suit of Wands is a suit in tarot decks and is part of what is called the "Minor Arcana". Like the other tarot suits, it contains fourteen cards: ace, two through ten and knight, queen and king. Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games, where Wands corresponds to the suit of Batons. In English-speaking countries, where the games are unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized for divinatory purposes. In Aleister Crowley's 1944 The Book of Thoth, the suit of wands is associated with the action of the Will and the element of fire; the meaning of the suit as a whole focuses on ideas or readings associated with primal energy, inspiration, strength, creativity, ambition and original thought. The meanings of the Wands Tarot cards deal with the spiritual level of consciousness and mirror what is important to you at the core of your being, they address what makes you tick – your personality, enthusiasm, self-concept, personal energy, both internal and external. The negative aspects of the Suit of Wands include illusion, egotistical behaviour, impulsiveness, a lack of direction or purpose, or feeling meaningless.

Wands Tarot cards represent the astrological signs of Fire – Leo and Aries. When you see a Wands Court Card in a Tarot reading, it relates to a person with a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries star sign. Wands people are energetic, warm, spiritual; the Ace of Wands depicts a hand holding a branching wand


Mezenia is a genus of macroalgae described by Boris Sokolov in 1976. Mezenia lived in Eurasia during the Ediacaran between 551 Ma. Mezenia kossovoyi, the only described species, was described by Boris Sokolov in 1976; the original Mezenia specimen was described as sausage shaped, 5–6 mm wide. Subsequent specimens were described as smooth, 6mm wide ribbons. Most specimens are incomplete. Mezenia kossovoyi specimens are found in the Khatyspyt Formation, the Perevalok Formation, the Lyamatsa Formation, all of which are in Russia; the Khatyspyt Formation is in northern Siberia, the Perevalok Formation is on the western slope of the Central Ural Mountains, the Lyamatsa Formation is in the White Sea area. Mezenia kossovoyi has been preserved as carbonaceous compressions in mudstone. Specimens from the Lyamatsa formation had longitudinal and transverse wrinkles created during burial on their otherwise smooth surfaces. List of Ediacaran genera

Dixie Grammar School

Dixie Grammar School is an independent school in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. The earliest records of the School's existence date from 1320, but the school was re-founded in 1601 under the will of an Elizabethan merchant and Lord Mayor of London, Sir Wolstan Dixie, by his great-nephew Sir Wolstan Dixie of Appleby Magna, who came to live in Market Bosworth in 1608; the most distinguished of the School's former pupils is Thomas Hooker, founder of Hartford, known as the Father of American Democracy. Samuel Johnson, moralist and author of the famous dictionary, taught at the school in the mid-eighteenth century; the main building of today's school was built in 1828 and faces the market square of Market Bosworth. A distinguished headmaster of the school was the Rev. Arthur Benoni Evans from 1829 till his death in 1854; the school ceased to exist as a "grammar school" in 1969, with the establishment of Market Bosworth High School and Bosworth Community College, Desford, as much larger comprehensive schools found favour.

The Leicestershire Independent Educational Trust was formed in 1983, four years the school was re-opened as a selective, day school for boys and girls of all backgrounds between the ages of 10 and 18. Three years the Junior School opened, moving in 2001 to its present premises, Temple Hall in Wellsborough; the Dixie Grammar provides education for the following ages of children: The Pippins Nursery School – in Wellsborough The Dixie Grammar Junior School – in Wellsborough The Dixie Grammar School – in Market BosworthIn 2012 the Headmaster Mr John R Wood was Chairman of the Independent Schools Association. In November 2015 the Dixie was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and was given the top grade of'Excellent' in all 8 inspection categories; the current Headmaster is Mr Richard Lynn. Official Website

Chan Kong Choy

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Chan Kong Choy is an adjunct professor at the University of Malaya and was a Malaysian politician and the former deputy president of the Malaysian Chinese Association, a component party of the then-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. He was Minister of Transport from 1 July 2003 to 18 March 2008 and has never lost a general election in his political career. Chan Kong Choy was born in Bentong, Pahang on 17 May 1955 to an ethnic Malaysian Chinese family of Cantonese descent with ancestry from Yunfu, China, he studied in Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman in 1975 for his Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia. He graduated with first class honours in Chinese Study from University of Malaya in 1979, he went on to obtain a post-graduate Diploma in Education, University of Malaya in 1980. Throughout his career, he has held many positions. Chan is married to Ann Chan and the couple has four children, he has served the MCA national leadership for 16 years. Chan has been a Minister for five years and thirteen years as Deputy Minister in the federal government beside four years as Pahang State executive councillor.

He has served nine years as MCA Youth chairman, the Federal and State Government portfolios continuously since 1986. In 1986 general election, Chan was elected as Pahang state assemblyman for Tanah Rata and he was selected by Pahang State Government as its executive councillor and held that post until 1990. After contested and won the parliamentary seat of Lipis, Pahang in the 1990 general election, Chan was elevated by the party leadership and made a Deputy Minister in the Culture and Tourism Ministry. In 1990, Chan became the party's National Youth chairman. Chan was re-elected to a second term as the National Youth chairman in the 1993 party elections. Chan was made MCA vice-president in 1999 and subsequently assumed the Deputy Finance Minister's post after the general elections that same year. With his experience in the party leadership and Government, Chan faithfully remained as Deputy Minister and party vice-president; the MCA Central Committee appointed Chan as the party’s new deputy president with the resignation of Datuk Lim Ah Lek from that post.

Chan was the Member of Parliament for Selayang, Selangor from 1995 to 2008. Chan won the parliamentary constituency of Selayang in General Elections of 1990, 1995, 1999 and 2004 for the Barisan Nasional or National Front coalition. Chan did not defend his parliamentary seat in the 12th general elections held on 18 March 2008 thus stepped down from his cabinet post as Transport Minister citing health reasons and to make way for young blood, he subsequently did not contest back the post of deputy president of MCA in the party election on 18 October 2008 too, won by Chua Soi Lek. After retiring from active politics, Chan pursued his passion in academia and is serving the University of Malaya as an Adjunct Professor. In 2016, Chan donated his personal collection of literary works on'The Dream of The Red Chamber', one of the four greatest classical novels in Chinese literature to University of Malaya; the collection has 6000 pieces of literary works and is touted as the largest private collection outside of mainland China.

In 2011, Chan was charged with cheating former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi over the PKFZ scandal. Due to his court charges, the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah suspended Chan's Datukship pending the outcome of the court trial, which subsequently happened to be a positive outcome for Chan In 2014, the High Court acquitted Chan the three charges of cheating in the PKFZ scandal after the prosecution withdrew charges against him thus clearing his name of any wrongdoing. Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia 1980 - 1990 Political SecretaryMinistry of Housing & Local Government 1986 EXCO MemberPahang State Government1986 - 1990 Member Of Parliament1990 - 2008 Deputy MinisterCulture, Arts & Tourism1990 - 1995 Deputy MinisterEnergy, Communication & Multimedia1995 - 1999 Deputy MinisterMinistry Of Finance1999 - May 2003 Minister of Transport1 July 2003 - 18 March 2008 Malaysia: Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia - Tan Sri Kelantan: Knight Commander of the Order of the Crown of Kelantan - Dato' Pahang: Knight Companion of the Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang - Dato' Sarawak: Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of Sarawak - Dato' Sri Selangor: Knight Commander of the Order of the Crown of Selangor - Dato' 2004 Malaysian General Election result