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Dominicus Corea

Dominicus Corea known as Domingos Corea and Edirille Rala, was the son of Don Jeronimo Corea and Anna Corea. Don Jeronimo Corea was known as Mudaliyar Vikramasinha, Commander-in-Chief of King Mayadunne's army. Jeronimo Corea was assassinated by Rajasinghe. Dominicus Corea was born in Colombo in 1565. At that time, the Portuguese had colonised Ceylon, his parents converted to Catholicism. Following the murder of Don Jeronimo Corea, his two sons and Simon were sent to Colombo for safety – at the time King Dharmapala was reigning in the Kingdom of Kotte. Dominicus and Simon were baptised as Catholics and grew up with the young Prince Konappu Bandara – on he reigned as King Vimala Dharma Suriya of the Kandyan kingdom. De Queyroz, the great Portuguese historian writing about Dominicus Corea noted that "he was able to read and write like a well bred man." Trained from boyhood warlike pursuits, he was skilled in arms, was dreaded as being one of the most expert swordsmen in his time. Dominicus Corea was crowned King of Kotte in 1596.

He was given the kingdoms of Kotte and Sitawaka by King Vimala Dharma of Kandy around 1596. John M. Senaveratna, in his book'Great Sinhalese Men and Women of History' wrote:'He according him the precedence of a King, and, in order to cement the friendship between the two, gave him a Royal Princess – Subadra Devi.' Vimala Dharma made a proclamation throughout his capital, that on the following day would be celebrated the marriage and coronation of'Edirimanne Suriya Bandara' –, the name adopted by Corea for his investiture with Royal rank – and ordering that all the grandees of the kingdom should be present in gala dress. Edirimanne Suriya Bandara, the new-made King, wearing a crown of gold on his head, was accommodated on the seat of the back of the middle elephant; the Mahavamsa recalls the meeting of Edirille Rala and Commander Veediya Bandara who led the armies of the Kandyan kingdom. Edirille Rala married his daughter when he was crowned King of Sitawaka. According to the Mahavamsa, ` He, stopped at the Seven Korale.

By this time, the ruler there was a war hero. He was Edirimanne Suriya, better known as Edirille Rala, he had made a place close to Kurunegala, his capital city. When he saw Commander Veediya Bandara, he welcomed him with all love and respect, he was well treated. Both of them broke into conversation. Edirille Rala, just like Veediya Bandara, was an erstwhile enemy of the Portuguese; as such, this meeting of theirs was extra special. Both of them were enemies of the King of Sitawaka as well; this common feature was something to be happy about."Sabaragamuwe Vamsa Kathawa,', a book published by the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, mentions Edirille Rala:'Some of the heroic and colourful figures in our history are sons of Sabaragamuwa – Parakramabahu I, born in Dedigama, the warrior King Rajasinghe I known as Sitawaka Rajasingha, Edirille Rala born in Colombo and baptised Domingo Corea, who returned to the village of his ancestors Atulugama near Sitawaka and turned against the Portuguese.'. In his lifetime he fought for all the contending forces of the period changing his allegiance.

Corea rebelled against the Portuguese, inflicted massive defeats between 1594–1596. Professor K. M. de Silva in his book'A History of Sri Lanka,' writes about Edirille Rala's revolt against the Portuguese:'From the beginning however, there was resistance to Portuguese mastery over Kotte. While Dharmapala was alive there were two major revolts, one led by Akaragama Appuhamy in 1594, the other by Edirille rala in 1594–96.' King Dominicus Corea was captured by the Portuguese and executed on July 14, 1596, at the age of 31 in Colombo. "Such was the sad end of Domingos Corea, Edirimana Suriya Bandara, the greatest Sinhalese of his day," said Sri Lankan historian John M. Seneviratna.'Great Warriors like Mayadunne, Veediya Bandara, Seethawaka Rajasinghe, Vimaladharmasuriya I, Rajasinghe II, Nikapitiye Bandara and Edirille Rala who fought the Portuguese to preserve our territorial integrity and kept the Portuguese at bay despite all odds,' wrote Janaka Perera in the Asian Tribune. The Sri Lankan author Kumari Jayawardena, writing about the Coreas observed:'Unconnected to the liquor trade but making their money on plantation ventures was the Corea Family of Chilaw, an influential goyigama group with a history going back to Portuguese rule when they were warriors to Sinhala kings.

During Dutch and British rule, members of the family were officials serving the state in various ways and rewarded with titles. Some members of the family took to the legal and medical professions, most notably the sons of Charles Edward Corea, who were active in local politics and in the Chilaw Association which campaigned against British land policies – the Waste Lands Ordinance, for political reforms; the most active of Corea's sons was C. E. who spoke up for peasant rights and was militant in his stand against the government. He was President of the Ceylon National Congress in 1924. C. E. Corea's brother, Alfred Ernest, was a doctor and the youngest Victor Corea was a lawyer who achieved fame for leading a campaign in 1922 to protest the Poll

Ulrich Rösch

Ulrich Rösch was abbot of the Abbey of Saint Gall from 1463 to 1491. He is considered one of the most outstanding abbots of the monastery. Rösch, the son of a baker, was the first Abbot of Saint Gall from civic descent, he was accepted at the monastery school on the grounds of his talent and became a monk between 1440 and 1445. In 1451, he became Grosskeller, but only two years he had to leave the monastery again. In 1453/1454, he lived at Wiblingen Abbey near Ulm. After his return to his home monastery, Rösch became the leader of the reform-minded conventuals who protested against their transformation into an Augustinian canon. In 1457, Rösch became administrator, after Abbot Kaspar von Breitenlandenberg had been suspended in the course of a visitation. Von Breitenlandenberg abdicated in 1463 due to illness, whereupon Rösch formally became abbot in his stead. Von Breitenlandenberg died in the same year. Rösch’s time as abbot is marked by the strengthening of monastic discipline, by the consolidation of the monastery’s finances and the powerful extension of the sovereignty of the prince abbey.

His plan to move the monastery to Rorschach, in order to free it from the grasp of the city of Saint Gall, failed because Saint Gall’s citizens, in alliance with the Appenzeller in the Rorschacher Klosterbuch, destroyed the initiated constructions in Rorschach in 1489. Although the confederate refuges of the abbey enforced compensation payment, the monastery remained in the city of Saint Gall. Rösch furthered the spiritual life in the abbey and protruded in his function as constructor. Bischof, Franz Xaver: Ulrich Rösch. in: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, Vol 17. Bautz, Herzberg 2000, p. 1437-39. Dierauer, Johannes: Ulrich Rösch. in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Vol 29. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1889, p. 161-63. Vogler, Werner: Ulrich Rösch. St. Galler Fürstabt und Landesherr. St. Gallen 1987. Gössi, Anton: St. Gallen - Äbte: Ulrich Rösch, 1463-1491. In: Helvetia Sacra. III: Die Orden mit Benediktinerregel. 2/1: Frühe Klöster, die Benediktiner und Benediktinerinnen in der Schweiz.

Francke Verlag, Bern 1986, p. 1319–22. Lenz, Philipp. 2012: "Ulrich Rösch". Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz. Abt Ulrich Rösch in the Stadtlexikon Wil Ulrich Rösch on the website of the Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen

Flueggea neowawraea

Flueggea neowawraea, the mēhamehame, is a species of flowering tree in the family Phyllanthaceae, endemic to Hawaii. It can be found in dry, coastal mesic, mixed mesic forests at elevations of 250 to 1,000 m. Associated plants include kukui, hame, ʻahakea, alaheʻe, hao, aʻiaʻi. Mēhamehame was one of the largest trees in Hawaiʻi, reaching a height of 30 m and trunk diameter of 2 m. Native Hawaiians used the hard wood of this tree to make weaponry. Although it had declined along with other dry and mesic forest plants, many large trees could still be found until the 1970s. At that point, the arrival of the black twig borer, caused a catastrophic collapse of the species. Today, populations only exist in the northwestern part of Kauaʻi, the Waiʻanae Range on Oʻahu, the southwestern slopes of Haleakalā on Maui, the Big Island's Kona coast. Nearly all living individuals exist as basal shoots from older trees where the main trunk has died, or are outplanted saplings; because of the extreme durability of the wood and its recognized fluted pattern, many dead trunks can still be found.

Media related to Flueggea neowawraea at Wikimedia Commons "Taxon Summary: Flueggea neowawraea". Final Implementation Plan for Mākua Military Reservation, Island of Oʻahu. United States Army. May 2003. Archived from the original on 2009-09-19

Giulio Prosperetti

Giulio Prosperetti is an Italian judge and labour law professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has been Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy since 21 December 2015. Prosperetti was born in Perugia on 7 December 1946. In 1971 he obtained a degree in Jurisprudence under Giuseppe Guarino, he worked as a professor of labour law between 1985 and 1994 at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. Since 1994 he has been a professor of labour law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Prosperetti has been a judge at the Court of Appeal of Vatican City for more than twenty years. On 16 December 2015, the Italian Parliament elected three candidates to the Constitutional Court of Italy: Augusto Barbera, Franco Modugno and Prosperetti; the election was realized after 31 previous failed attempts. Properetti was the candidate of centrist politicians, he obtained 585 votes in favor, he was sworn in five days after his election. Prosperetti was made a Grand Officer in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic on 27 December 1997

Simple Plan discography

Canadian rock band, Simple Plan, formed in 1999, has released five studio albums, two live albums, one video album, three extended plays and twenty singles. In 2002 they released their first album, No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls, which soon became a moderate commercial success and was certified multi-platinum in Canada and the United States and platinum in Australia. Of the four singles released, "Perfect" was the most successful, reaching the fifth position on the Canadian Hot 100, the sixth on the ARIA Singles Chart and the twenty-fourth on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, they released their first and so far only video album, A Big Package for You and the live album, Live in Japan 2002, released only in Canada and Japan in 2003. In 2004, they released the EP, Live in Anaheim and their second studio album, Still Not Getting Any.... The album outsold its predecessor in all countries except the U. S.. The album spawned five singles: "Welcome to My Life" in 2004, "Shut Up!", "Untitled" and "Crazy" in 2005 and "Perfect World" in 2006.

The first became the band's biggest hit. MTV Hard Rock Live was released in 2005 and was the group's last release for close to three years, until their self-titled third studio album was released in 2008. In 2009, the band released iTunes Live from Montreal; the album Get Your Heart On! Followed in 2011 and spawned four singles: "Can't Keep My Hands off You", "Jet Lag", "Astronaut" and "Summer Paradise"