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Mario Tanassi

Mario Tanassi was an Italian politician, several times Minister of the Italian Republic. In 1979 he was condemned by the Constitutional Court of Italy for his involvement in the Lockheed bribery scandal. Tanassi was born in the province of Campobasso, he entered the Italian Democratic Socialist Party and was alter national co-secretary, together with Francesco De Martino, of the unified PSI-PSDI, a short-lived reunion of PSDI and the Italian Socialist Party. He was minister of defence for the first time in the Rumor II Cabinet, formed by an alliance between Christian Democracy, PSI and PSDI. In 1972 he was again appointed as minister of defence, as well as vice-prime minister. Tanassi was minister of defence for the third time in the fourth Rumor Government. After a short tenure in 1972, in June 1975 he became again national secretary of PSDI, replacing Flavio Orlandi. A few time he was involved in the Lockheed bribery scandal together with Mariano Rumor and Luigi Gui, therefore he lost the position of the party's secretary.

In 1979 the Constitutional Courty of Italy found him guilty of bribery and he spent fourth months in jail. He was the first Italian former minister to undergo a prison condemn

List of tree deities

A tree deity or tree spirit is a nature deity related to a tree. Such deities are present in many cultures, they are represented as a young woman connected to ancient fertility and tree worship lore. The status of tree deities varies from that of a local fairy, sprite or nymph, to that of a goddess; the Yakshis or Yakshinis, mythical maiden deities of Hindu and Jain mythology are associated with trees the ashoka tree and the sal tree. Although these tree deities are benevolent, there are yakshinis with malevolent characteristics in Indian folklore. Panaiveriyamman, named after panai, the Tamil name for the Palmyra palm, is an ancient fertility deity linked to this palm, so important in Tamil culture; this deity is known as Taalavaasini, a name that further relates her to all types of palm trees. Some other Tamil tree deities are related to ancient agricultural deities, such as Puliyidaivalaiyamman, the deity of the tamarind tree, Kadambariyamman, associated with the kadamba tree; these were seen as manifestations of a goddess who offers her blessings by giving fruits in abundance.

In Thailand the village ghosts or fairies related to trees such as Nang Takian and Nang Tani are known generically as Nang Mai. There are other tree ghosts that are male. Tree deities were common in ancient Northern European lore. In Charlemagne's time, following the Capitulatio de partibus Saxione in 782 offerings to sacred trees or any other form of worship of the spirits of trees and springs were outlawed; as late as 1227 the Synod of Trier decreed that the worship of trees and sources was forbidden. Tree deities in different cultures of the world include: Anito, various animistic nature spirits in indigenous Philippine mythology are believed to reside in balete trees Dryads and hamadryads of Greek mythology Druantia, hypothetical Gallic tree goddess proposed by Robert Graves in his 1948 study The White Goddess. Hathor called Lady of the Sycamore in the Old Kingdom of Egypt Jinmenju, a tree with human-faced fruits. Kodama and Kurozome, the spirit of the Prunus serrulata Lauma, a woodland fae, goddess/spirit of trees and forest in Eastern Baltic mythology Meliae, the nymphs of the Fraxinus in Greek mythology Metsaema Mother of the Forest in Estonian mythology Metsavana Old Man of the Forest in Estonian mythology Mielikki, Goddess of the Forests in Finnish mythology Nang Ta-khian, related to the Hopea odorata in Thai folklore Nang Tani, an ambiguous female spirit who lives in the Musa balbisiana Nariphon, a tree in Buddhist mythology which bears fruit in the shape of young female creatures Penghou, an edible dog-shaped spirit in Chinese mythology Pi-Fang, a Chinese tree deity Rakapila, a sacred tree deity of Madagascar Salabhanjika, another general term for Hindu tree nymphs Sijou Euphorbia milii var. splendens the living embodiment of Bathoubwrai, the supreme deity in the Bathouist religion of the Bodo people or Mech of Assam and Nepal.

Tāne-mahuta, atua of the forests and birds and one of the children of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku Maori mythology Tapio, God of the Forests in Finnish mythology Akathaso Ent Nymph Salabhanjika Talking tree Tree worship Vegetation deity

Alice Flowerdew

Alice Flowerdew was an English teacher, religious poet and hymnist. Alice Flowerdew was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, her maiden name has not been discovered. She was erroneously referred to as "Anne" by Sir Roundell Palmer and other authorities, an error that a living descendant corrected, she was the second wife of Daniel Flowerdew, who for a few years held a government customs appointment in Jamaica. After he had resigned that position in slave-owning Jamaica and requested other employment, the couple returned to England with relief at the end of the 19th century. After losing her husband in 1801, the widowed Flowerdew kept a ladies' boarding school in Islington, where she wrote most of her poetry. In 1802, her stepson, Charles Frederic Flowerdew died. While living in Islington she attended the ministry of the Rev. Dr John Evans, author of A Sketch of the Several Religious Denominations and some other works, he was Minister of the General Baptist Church, Worship Street, an Arian. Flowerdew is said to have held the same views.

Some time between 1806 and 1811 she moved her school to Bury St Edmunds and became a member of the Bury "Glasshouse" congregation. In 1803, Flowerdew published by subscription a volume entitled Poems on Moral and Religious Subjects, sold through her friend Henry Delahoy Symonds and through Martha Gurney; some lines praised Lady Mary Wortley Montagu for her struggle to establish smallpox inoculation, her subscribers included Edward Jenner, who had devised it. In her preface dated 24 May 1803, she notes that they were "written at different periods of life — some indeed at a early age, others under the severe Pressure of Misfortune, when my pen had given that relief which could not be derived from other employments." A second edition appeared in 1804. Further poems and a preface on female education were added to a third edition, and in that edition appeared her well-known harvest hymn, "Fountain of mercy, God of love". This is sometimes attributed to John Needham and was altered from a hymn by him.

It is believed by a relative of Flowerdew to have been written before 1810, other relatives and friends of the family are agreed in ascribing it to her. By comparing it with Needham's hymns, it will be seen to be superior in form. Relatives and friends of the family are agreed in ascribing it to Flowerdew, she wrote other pieces afterwards, but her poems were not published in a collected form. Flowerdew moved to Ipswich, she was buried in the churchyard there. The inscription on her tomb reads: "Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Alice Flowerdew, who died September 23, 1830, aged 71 years." She was survived by J. D. McKenzie, of St. Albans; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Henry Sweetser. Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns. Brown Thurston. P. 108. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cave, E.. The Gentleman's Magazine. Volume 100, Part 2. E. Cave; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gleanings.

Gleanings from the sacred poets, with biogr. Notices of the authors; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: John. A Dictionary of Hymnology: Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations, with Special Reference to Those Contained in the Hymn Books of English-speaking Countries and Now in Common Use.. Murray; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Josiah. Singers and Songs of the Church: Being Biographical Sketches of the Hymn-writers in All the Principal Collections: with Notes on Their Psalms and Hymns. Longmans, Green. P. 327. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Charles. Lyra Britannica: A Collection of British Hymns, Printed from the Genuine Texts, with Biographical Sketches of the Hymn Wirters. Longmans, Green. P. 230. Cranbrook, John David Gathorne-Hardy. Parnassian molehill: an anthology of Suffolk verse written between 1327 and 1864, with some account of the authors.

The Aldeburgh Bookshop. ISBN 978-0-9531004-1-5. List & Index Society. Chatham Papers: 1783-1806 (PRO 30. H. M. Stationery Office. Works by or about Alice Flowerdew at Internet Archive

Mike Fishbach

Michael Fishbach is a former professional tennis player from the United States. Fishbach, who grew up in Great Neck, New York, was a right-handed player, who famously used the controversial "spaghetti racquet" at the 1977 US Open; the racquet, double-strung and increased topspin, was first used professionally by Barry Phillips-Moore. While in a camera store in Gstaad, Fishbach found a similar racquet and although the owner didn't allow him to buy it, he examined it and set about making one of his own when he returned home. With help from his brother, Fishback used nylon strings, cord from a Venetian blind, plastic tubing and adhesive tape to make the racquet, which he would use in the US Open. After getting though qualifying, he beat Billy Martin in the first round and faced 16th seed Stan Smith in the second round, a match he won 6–0, 6–2, his run ended in the third round when he lost to British player John Feaver, who described seeing balls coming off Fishback's racquet as looking like "an egg in flight".

Several weeks the racquet was banned, soon after Guillermo Vilas had conceded a match against Ilie Năstase, using one. By the end of the 1977 season, Fishbach was ranked in the world's top 50. In 1978 he made the main draw of both Wimbledon, in addition to the US Open, he had a win over John Lloyd in the Indianapolis Clay Court Championships that year and won a Grand Prix doubles title at Kitzbühel, with Chris Lewis. His season ended in September; the injury was serious enough that he was unable to walk for six months and it wasn't until late in 1979 that he was able to return to tennis. He now works as a whale conservationist. Mike Fishbach at the Association of Tennis Professionals Mike Fishbach at the International Tennis Federation

Storylines of Shortland Street (2011)

This article details the storylines of the TVNZ soap opera Shortland Street in 2011. The dramatic fire from 2010 leaves Callum with third degree burns, smoke inhalation and metal shards in his back giving him a small chance of survival. Maia and Jay Jeffries leave Shortland Street, ending a 7-year era and one of the longest running roles on the show. Rachel's brother Jonathon McKenna returns to the street after 15 years in order to have an operation which leaves him blind. After abandoning fiance Roimata at the altar to help ex-wife Sarah give birth, TK Samuels saves Hunter from his mangled car as it explodes. Brooke is stalked for several months by eager research assistant, Winston Youn which results in Brooke attempting to kill him by running him over. Over the course of the year, Hunter develops an addiction to Crystal Meth and is left with blood on his hands as the year ends, with Daniel bludgeoned with a crowbar and Jill stabbed and both lives at risk because of Hunter. Shortland Street returned to TV2 on January 17, 2011.

Chris Warner, Callum McKay, Rachel McKenna, Evan Cooper, Luke Durville and Tracey Morrison were all revealed to have survived the explosion and fire. However both Callum and Evan were in critical condition in hospital with little hope for Callum's survival. Scotty continues to live on the run. Although crowned as a hero, Phoenix admits to Evan's parents he knew where Evan was when he was on the run, causing them to get angry. Evan gets charged with arson. Luke Durville reveals. Jennifer realizes she has mutual feelings towards Maia and while Nicole is away and Maia unexpectedly start an affair. After being captured and taken into hospital, Scotty recovers, but fears he may hurt Tracey again, breaking it off. Roimata Ngatai arrives and catches TK's eyes with her great skills as a nurse Luke Durville shows his suspicions about his kidnapping. Isaac and Brooke try to bring him down when Brooke'acquires' morphine from the hospital and plant it in Luke's nasal spray, leading many senior staff to suspect Luke of a drug problem.

After having sex with Jennifer, Maia admits to Nicole. Jennifer leaves Ferndale after realizing. Evan pleads guilty to a crime he didn't commit. Daniel's ex lover, Jill Kingsbury arrives much to the shock of Sophie. Maia and Jay leave Shortland Street. Vasa returns to work as Nursing Manager while Scotty is recovering Emotionally strained, Nicole kisses Maxwell and he kisses her back. Scotty and Tracey marry in a small Valentine's Day ceremony. Bella mistakes Isaac's manipulation for attraction and dumps Brodie to be with him. Hunter McKay starts a relationship with new nurse Jill Kingsbury Isaac is horrified as he realises the surgery will need to be re-done that means Chris can't give him the consultancy job now. Maxwell soon finds it impossible to keep his distance from Nicole and they kiss. TK and Roimata start dating. Callum is alarmed to witness Rachel sacking Sophie for the serious breach of confidentiality. TK is disgusted. Brooke Freeman sleeps with Larz and after he dies from a heart attack, she pockets his research and claims it as her own.

Luke returns to Shortland Street and after confronting Isaac, Isaac injures himself and frames Luke. TK and Roimata admit their love for each other. Sarah returns to Shortland Street, pregnant with TK's child. Isaac is horrified to discover that Luke has drugged making him Luke's helpless captive. After Garth Worthington finds out the truth about Isaac's illegal dealings, Isaac attempts to murder his uncle, smothering him with a pillow. Daniel offers Sophie a spot at the flat, but is stunned when Sophie reveals she's decided to travel and breaks up with him Rachel acts without thinking, giving Harry a smack in retaliation to his childish behaviour. Shocked, Harry accuses Rachel of an illegal act. Sophie leaves New Zealand on her OE. Chris learns the truth about his cousin Isaac. Isaac flees to the Philippines. Harry presses charges against Rachel but drops them. Gabrielle returns to the hospital. Hunter becomes an intern at the hospital alongside his rival Paige. Phoenix chooses the two start dating.

Vasa kisses Murray. First episode on High Definition on April 18, 2011 Jill's mysterious ex-boyfriend Regan Ames arrives. Murray and Wendy and the kids go camping for Wendy forgives Murray for kissing Vasa. Auntie Kuini challenges Sarah to fight for TK. Brooke gets a new research assistant named Winston. TK proposes to Roimata. Hunter finds himself addicted. Callum McKay is sacked as CEO. Shane Tucker announces that he will take over the job in the interim. Rachel is fired by Shane Tucker after splitting Gabrielle up. Sarah is offered the 2IC position at Shortland Street. Hunter sleeps with Paige, Jill to break up. Rachel McKenna's older brother Jonathon McKenna returns to Shortland Street in order to persuade Gabrielle to perform high-risk surgery on his brain. Regan sets Brodie up with class A drugs, causing a drug lord to go after him and causing Brodie to ditch the country to escape him. Gabrielle Jacobs performs surgery on Jonathon; however he comes out of the operation blind. Holden attempts to rape Ula. Shane Tucker stands down as CEO.

Chris and Phoenix visit Southland to tend to Brian Raynor. Phoenix loses his virginity. Tracey finds she has low fertility. Nadia Hammett discovers Brooke slept with her hus

Artus Quellinus III

Artus Quellinus III was a Flemish sculptor active in London. His name is anglicised to Arnold Quellan, Arnold Quellin or Arnold Quellinus or mistakenly given as Jan Quellinus, he was the son of Artus Quellinus II and brother to the sculptor Thomas Quellinus and the painter Cornelis Quellinus He trained in his father's workshop in Antwerp before moving to London in 1682. He was married to Frances Siberechts, youngest daughter of the Antwerp-born painter Jan Siberechts, who had decided to emigrate to London to join the already-sizeable colony of Flemish artists there, it was Siberechts who convinced Quellinus III and his wife to move there. There is evidence that he was working in the studio of Hugh May in 1679, before moving to that of the Flemish carver and sculptor Grinling Gibbons in 1680, joining fellow Flemings Antoon Verhuke, John Nost, Peter Van Dievoet and Laurent Van Der Meulen Quellinus III and Gibbons collaborated on the altarpiece for the Roman Catholic chapel in Whitehall Palace.

After his early death, his widow married his studio assistant John Nost. Artus Quellinus III.. In: Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker in Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Band 27, E. A. Seemann, Leipzig 1933 Rolf Loeber, "Arnold Quellin's and Grinling Gibbons's Monuments for Anglo-Irish Patrons", in: Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, vol. 72, n°. 285, pp. 84–101. Margaret Whinney, Sculpture in Britain 1530–1830, 1964, pp. 40, 52, 54–57, 59, 63, 93, 128