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Matsya is an avatar of the RigVedic god Vishnu. Originating in the White YajurVeda, Matsya is most associated in post-Vedic literature such as the Puranas with the legends of rescuing Vaivasvata Manu from the deluge, rescuing the Vedas stolen by various Asuras. Matsya is listed as the first incarnation of the ten principal avatars of Vishnu. Matsya iconography sometimes is zoomorphic as a giant fish with a horn, or anthropomorphic in the form of a human torso connected to the rear half of a fish.'Mastya' is derived from'matsa' meaning'Fish', itself derived from the root'mad', meaning'religion','counsel','knowledge', and'religious doctrine'. The term'Matsya' appears in the Rigveda, it is related to maccha, which means fish. R. Franco states that etymologically,'Matsa' means'gay one' or'Fish', is derived from:'Mad', meaning'to be excited by joy','to savor food and drink to the absolute limit of their flavour', and'to get drunk', and'sa', meaning'effect of the action of binding to','union','with','similar', or'together'..

The Monier-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary agrees with Franco. According to the Nirukta, an ancient ancillary text to the Vedas: O Adityas. Run to us while we are still alive, i.e.. It is known to be the composition of the fish caught in a net; the fish are they float in water. Net is because it moves in water. Sarup, the translator, elaborates for the above section, stating'Matsyah is derived from √syand and madhu'; the Monier-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary does not seem to agree however, as although'madhu' does mean'water','syand' means'to trickle or flow'. The four etymological definitions of'Matsya' are therefore: Sanskrit Dictionary:'religion, or religious doctrine' Franco:'Union or binding in joy or intoxication' The Nirukta:'Floating in water' Monier-Williams:'the trickle or flow of water, milk, or honey' Matsya is depicted as possessing a horn, according to the Nirukta: Srnga is derived from Sri, or from sr, or from sam. Cosmogonic creation and dissolution: J. Roy states in the RigVeda, water represents'the first principle of creation...

Thus, the story of deluge and the fish-god though of foreign origin, finds a parallel in the Vedic and Puranic cosmogonic myth, representing the universe emerging out of waters'. In regards to dissolution, Roy adds that in'the epic and Puranic versions of the legend of deluge, the great flood allegorizes dissolution of the world; the Fish incarnation is thus rightly enumerated as the first incarnation, allegorizing Brahma or Narayana, who creates the world anew after dissolution'. Astronomy: Roy states that it'has been suggested that the boat of Manu and the Fish in the epico-puranic legend allegorically represent the constellation of Ursa Major and Urda Minor respectively; the legend is construed as pointing to a remote period of antiquity when Alpha Draconis was the Pole Star'. Sacrifice: N. Aiyangar states that in'the Rig-veda the idea that Sacrifice is Ship is expressed in many places... As thus Sacrifice is metaphorically called Ship and as Manu means man, the thinker, the story seems to be a parable of the Ship of Sacrifice being the means for man's crossing the sea of his duritas and troubles'.

In regards to Matsya, Auyangar states that the'Supreme self is found as a small fish... thus cultivated and realised is able to conduct the Ship of Sacrifice across the sea of the Duritas of the selfish world of strife'. Ida is stated to'represent here the blessedness of mind-born Śraddhā, Faith'. Deluge / Historical Fact: T. W. Munro states that the'deluge, in this land is both astronomically and geologically an accomplished fact'. Munro adds that although the accounts of the deluge were considered'a fanciful tissue of imagination from the brains of fanciful men', one of those incorrectly believing the deluge to be'fanciful', Sir William Jones,'very properly corrected his former error' after travelling to India. J. Roy states that the'earliest reference to the legend of the fish occurs in the Satapatha Brahmana though not as an incarnation of any particular deity... believed to be of Babylonian origin by many scholars'. V. Mani states that the Manu is Vaivasvata, son of the sun-god Vivasvan, grandson of Kasyapa and Aditi, the seventh of fourteen total Manus of the current Kalpa.

M. Dhavamony states that in the RigVeda, the most important hero'is Manu the first man, the ancestor of the human race and the first sacrificer... He it was who, having kindled the fire, presented the first offering with seven priests to the gods... Thus manu's sacrifice becomes the prototype and exemplary model of all other sacrifices'. Notably, the account of Manu's first offering with the Saptarishi - seven sages - mentions ascending in a'well-oared heavenly ship'; the belief of Aiyangar in the metaphorical'ship of sacrifice' is further supported by the Aitareya Brahmana, an exposition of sacrificial rites

Claude Sintes

Claude Sintes is a French archaeologist and curator. Born in Bordj El Kiffan in Algeria, after studying medieval archaeology at the université d'Aix en Provence, Sintes was appointed assistant curator at the Musée d'Arles in 1984. Since 1995, he has been the director of the Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques which set up the exhibitions Algérie antique, Arménie antique, Ingres et l’antique, Chefs d’œuvres romains du Louvre, César: le Rhône pour mémoire, Rodin la lumière de l’antique, actions in partnership with foreign countries in the field of architectural study and restoration of mosaics, in the field of museum assistance, he participated in the French Archaeological Mission to Libya from 1986 to 2003. He conducted underwater excavations at the port of Apollonia and published several articles and books on the art and architecture of Ancient Libya. Missions of expertise and international collaborations have led him to Tunisia, Spain, etc, he was commissioned by the UNESCO as part of the 2001 Heritage operation by ICOMOS in 2006 as part of a reactive mission on the evaluation of Libyan archaeological heritage.

Sintes was a member of the Commission Inter-régionale de l'Archéologie a member of the Conseil national de la recherche archéologique from 1999 to 2004. He has been appointed as an member of various boards, he has been an associate researcher at the Camille Julian Centre since 2004. He participates in the development of discoveries made in the Rhône by multidisciplinary teams: the Arles bust exhibition for example. In 2013, Sintes led the project to extend the departmental museum of ancient Arles, where, on 800 m², a complete Roman barge 30m long discovered in the river is presented. Sintes is chevalier des Arts et Lettres and was awarded the medal of the Académie d'architecture of Paris and the medal of honour of the city of Arles. Évaluation du patrimoine archéologique d’Arles, Editions of the French Ministry of Culture, 1990 Sites et monuments de l'Algérie antique, series Archéologies-Edisud, in collaboration with Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, 2003 Algérie antique, Éditions du Musée départemental Arles antique, 2003 La Libye antique, series "Découvertes Gallimard / Archéologie", No 460, 2004, ISBN 2-07-030207-5 Arles antique, Éditions Imprimerie nationale, 2006 Sur la mer violette, Éditions Les Belles Lettres, 2009 Libye, un rêve de marbre, Éditions Imprimerie Nationale, 2010, ISBN 978-2-7427-9349-5 Les Pirates contre Rome, 2016.

Claude Sintes on the site of the French Ministry of Culture Claude SINTÈS, Musée de l'Arles Antique

Northern Districts Cricket Club

The Northern Districts Cricket Club is a semi-professional cricket club in Adelaide, South Australia. It competes in the South Australian Grade Cricket Competition, administered by the South Australian Cricket Association; the club entered the SACA competition in season 1997/98 as the result of the amalgamation of the Elizabeth and Salisbury District Cricket Clubs. In 2004/05 the Jets won the SACA Grade Competition premiership; the club has won the West End Cup in 1998/99, the inaugural 20 x 20 SACA competition in 2003/04 and again in 2009/10 The club has produced test players Darren Lehmann, Peter Sleep and Graham Manou and Ryan Harris. Whilst Mark Cosgrove has represented the club at One Day International level. State players include Mark Higgs, Chris Duval and Cameron Williams The current'A Grade' captain is Mark Cosgrove The juniors, show great talent, are in finals in all grades. The'Jets' have recruited some fine English talent such as Damien Brandy, Stephen Moore, Lee'the artist' Craig, Mark Pettini, Mervyn Westfield, Ben Wright, Tom Poynton, Matt Pardoe, Joe Gatting, Ben Cox along with Zimbabwean Keeper Craig Dollar The Jets play their senior home games at Salisbury Oval, South Australia.

Other grounds used for home games in the lower grades include the three grounds at the Paddocks Reserve. The club derives its nickname of the Jets from the proximity and prominence of the Edinburgh Air Force Base. NDCC official site SACA

Suzanne Lambin

Suzanne Lambin was a French microbiologist who studied the evolution of bacterial cultures and how various antiseptic agents affected those cultures. Lambin's work in microbiology led to a career in pharmacy and microbiology which won her recognition within France. Suzanne Lambin was born in Brittany in Nantes on August 1902 to Valentine and René Lambin; the earliest stages of Lambin's education are undocumented but of what is known, she studied first at the University of Nantes. While at the University of Nantes, Lambin served as an assistant in physiology. Lambin moved to Paris in her early twenties and began studies in microbiology at the University of Paris, she began work as a pharmacist through the University of Paris and received her doctorate in microbiology around 1928. After receiving her doctorate, Lambin continued to work as an assistant in microbiology, during this time receiving her tenure. Lambin maintained this position. Finishing her thesis enabled Lambin to begin teaching natural sciences in the university.

Lambin was made a department head at the University of Paris once she began teaching and was able to run her own laboratory. Starting in 1951, Lambin taught microbiology in the Paris Faculty of Pharmacy. Lambin maintained this position until the time of her retirement. In response to Lambin's research on the evolution of bacterial cultures and antiseptic agents led to recognition by the Order of Public Health. Lambin was elected to the Academy of Pharmacy and was a member of the French Association of Microbiologists and the Society of Biology. Lambin became a resident member of the Officer Academy in 1938, the Public Instruction in 1946, the Academy of Pharmacy in 1951. Lambin became a member of the Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1954. A couple years Lambin became the Commander of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 1965 and an Officer of the National Order of Merit in 1969

Vasif Talibov

Vasif Talibov is the current chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan, regarded as the de facto authoritarian ruler of the Nakhichivan Autonomous Republic, an autonomous exclave of Azerbaijan. He is related by marriage to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, he graduated at the faculty of history at Nakhchivan State Pedagogical University in 1981 and the faculty of law at Baku State University in 1998. He knows Azerbaijani, Russian and some English. Firstly, he worked as a teacher in 1981 in the Damirchi village of Sharur Rayon. Starting from 1982, he worked as the instructor on personnel and as the head of the special department in the knitted-goods factory of Nakhchivan. From September 1991 to April 1994 he worked as chief assistant of the Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan AR, from April 1994 to December 1995 the first deputy of the Prime Minister of the Nakhchivan AR on foreign economic relations, he supported Heydar Aliyev after his return from Moscow to Nakhchivan to seize power and participated in the establishment of the New Azerbaijan Party founded by Haydar Aliyev.

He is a member of the Political Council and Presidium of the NAP. He is the Head of Nakhchivan AR Organization of the NAP since April 8, 1995. Vasif Talibov has been elected as deputy of the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on November 12, 1995, on November 5, 2000, on November 6, 2005, on November 7, 2010, he has been elected as Chairman of the Supreme Assembly and Head of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on December 16, 1995, on December 7, 2000, on November 28, 2005 and December 3, 2010 during the primary sessions respectively. He was elected as a member to Coordination Council in the first and third congresses of the World Azerbaijanis. Talibov promoted Nakhchivan's relations to its neighbours Turkey and Iran and to the Azerbaijanis living in Northern Iran, he initiated regular contacts to the developed Austrian region of Styria, exchanging experience in trade and environment protection. Talibov's governorship is controversial both within Nakchivan and abroad. Critics allege that the autonomous Azerbaijani region has fostered a culture of impunity among its security forces, which have been known to use excessive force against opponents of the ruling regime.

He is seen as a member of the ruling oligarchy centred on the Aliyev family and, according to Freedom House, is said to run the region as his "personal fiefdom". During his rule, thousands of citizens have left the region for work abroad and seeking better conditions of life, he was awarded the "Medal of Glory" in 2010 by President Aliyev. He was awarded the Sharaf Order in 2020 by President Aliyev

Sehnsucht (Lacrimosa album)

Sehnsucht is the tenth album by the German gothic rock duo Lacrimosa, released on 8 May 2009. Singer and producer Tilo Wolff wanted to create an album, less conceptual and more spontaneous than the previous releases by Lacrimosa. Therefore, Sehnsucht features a great variability of musical expressions like a sarcastic track "Feuer" and the tender song "Call Me With The Voice Of Love"; the planned release of a vinyl format album was cancelled shortly before the final release of Sehnsucht. In a positive review the German Sonic Seducer magazine lauded the freshness of the songs as well as singer Anne Nurmi's facetted and self-confident vocals, while the Side-Line magazine did not discover much new material in the album and compared the sound of "I Lost My Star in Krasnodar" to Rammstein. However, the author awarded five out of six points; the online magazine complained about the lack of quality in Wolff's singing and about weak lyrics but at the same time made positive statements about his skills in arranging classical elements, Hard rock and Metal.

There is a "Special edition", released at the same time, with the same tracks but re-recorded with slight variations. The special version is the first Lacrimosa album with a full color cover