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Most na Soči

Most na Soči is a town in the Municipality of Tolmin in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It is located on a rocky crest above the confluence of Idrijca rivers. In the past these two riverbeds carved into the rocky slopes, provided the settlement with excellent protection from intruders. Due to the nearby Doblar hydro plant, the basins of the river were inundated and below the settlement a vast reservoir was formed, which now attracts both fishermen and visitors, who can stroll along some well-kept panoramic paths. Most na Soči was first attested as In Ponte Sancti Mauri in reference to the local church. In the 17th century, the name ad Pontem'at the bridge' was recorded, a church built between 1584 and 1612 was the source of the name Sveta Lucija'Saint Lucy'. Under Italian administration, the settlement was known as Santa Lucia'Saint Lucy', after the Second World War the Slovene name Sveta Lucija ob Soči'Saint Lucy on the Soča River' was established. Other historical names include Maurus Brücke.

The name of the settlement was changed from Sveta Lucija ob Soči to Most na Soči in 1955. The name was changed on the basis of the 1948 Law on Names of Settlements and Designations of Squares and Buildings as part of efforts by Slovenia's postwar communist government to remove religious elements from toponyms. Exceptional archaeological finds – more than 7,000 grave sites discovered so far – rank this location among one of the most important prehistoric settlements in Europe. Rich finds date back in the period from the late Bronze Age to Roman period. Most of them originate from an Iron Age community, named the Sveta Lucija Culture; the finds are on display at many museums, i.e. in Vienna and Tolmin. Archeologists from the Tolmin Museum are still discovering stunning finds; the restored and protected remains of a Roman house are located in Most na Soči. The parish church in the settlement belongs to the Diocese of Koper. A second church in the parish is dedicated to Saint Maurus; the first written record of the church dates from 1192.

Another interesting site is a monument to soldiers from World War I at Postaja. The birthplace of the writer Ciril Kosmač is part of the Genius Loci European program, which connects birthplaces of famous artists: Giotto, Lorca and Kosmač; the principal natural feature of Most na Soči is its lake. Although artificial, it is the same unique color as the Soča, it gives the settlement an atmosphere of tranquility and softness and offers many opportunities for recreation. Flat limestone layers at Pod Ključem are a feature of geological interest. Media related to Most na Soči at Wikimedia Commons Most na Soči on Geopedia

Scream (comics)

Scream is a fictional supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Scream symbiote has appeared in Spider-Man comics, as one of five symbiote spawns created and has had two different female hosts. Scream first appeared in Venom: Lethal Protector #4, was created by David Michelinie and Ron Lim; the Scream symbiote was one of the five symbiotes that were forcefully spawned from the original Venom symbiote, was their unofficial Californian leader. Donna Diego was a volunteer for the Life Foundation, a survivalist group within the American government preparing both for the mutually assured destruction fallout of the Cold War and to provide a comfortable life for their wealthy clients after the impending nuclear holocaust. Carlton Drake was experimenting with symbiotes in the hopes of creating so-called'super-cops' to watch over the imagined fallout shelter utopia, Donna was picked from the security force made up of police and mercenaries. During Scream's first public appearance, she encountered Spider-Man while terrorizing a shopping mall near Salinas, California.

Bested by the more experienced fighter, Scream escaped in a hovercraft which returned to the Life Foundation's base. Unknown to her, Spider-Man had hitched a ride on that same hovercraft. Once Spider-Man helped Eddie Brock escape and the other guardian symbiotes, Phage and Agony tangled with Spider-Man and Venom, but Venom turned an accelerated aging device on them; the age-accelerating machine appeared to make the symbiotes age to dust before the Life Foundation blew up the base. It was revealed that Scream and her "siblings" survived, the Life Foundation was able to save them and their symbiotes. All of a sudden for some reason, the guardians had a falling out with their employers and now were fugitives on the run. Scream led the others to New York City in search of Venom, hoping to help teach them how to control their symbiotes. Venom wanted nothing to do with them, battled Scream; when Venom disappeared, Scream attempted to enlist the Scarlet Spider to help find Venom. When Scarlet Spider refused, Scream experienced a psychotic break and began a rampage in Times Square.

Humiliated when Venom ripped pieces of her symbiote off her and narrowly saved by the Scarlet Spider, Scream disappeared again. Undiscouraged, Scream rounded up her "siblings" and broke Brock out of prison and imprisoning Brock in a Chicago warehouse, she once again asked for Brock's help in learning to communicate with the symbiotes. Eddie once again refused and tried to kill them all without the Venom symbiote as back up. Eddie escaped, soon after the "sibling" symbiotes were murdered, one by one. Scream led them to believe that Brock was the killer, while in fact, it had been her the entire time, she had come to the conclusion that all symbiotes are evil, those that bonded with symbiotes deserved to die. It was revealed that Donna was mentally ill and had been hearing voices long before she was the Scream symbiote's host. Eddie managed to re-bond with the Venom symbiote. While unable to prevent her from murdering every other symbiotes' host, Venom was able to beat her in combat yet again and Scream was taken in by the authorities.

Following the symbiote invasion of Earth, Donna was one of the few remaining symbiotes on Earth. Seeking to redeem herself for her crimes, she busied herself tracking down and helping benevolent symbiotic survivors. After her companions began dying mysteriously, Donna tracked Xenophage, a huge alien that devours both symbiotes and their hosts' brains. Donna assisted Venom in slaying the Xenophage but was gravely injured. After her recovery, Scream sought out the Xenophage's hidden ship to help her track down more symbiotic survivors; the ship transported her and others into another dimension where Scream gets nearly killed once again by the villainous mutants Dirtnap and Chimera. Upon her successful return to Earth, she disappeared to continue her search for the few remaining symbiotes. Scream appeared in two panels of the Marvel Super Hero Island Adventures comic giveaway from 1999, as she is shown to be a member of the Sinister Syndicate, she is referred to as Scream in the comics for the first time.

Donna's family name Diego is first established via files where she is quoted as being an "enemy combatant" to the Initiative's forces. Scream is next seen investigating the murder of Scott Washington, she is trapped by Brock. With the Scream symbiote incapacitated by a sonic device, Brock uses a super-heated knife to kill Donna. During "Absolute Carnage", the Scream symbiote is resurrected by Knull and goes to help Carnage harvest the codices of previous civilians who at some point had been bonded to symbiotes. Patricia Robertson ambushes but the Scream symbiote decides to bond to her, leaving Donna's bones behind. Patricia struggles for control, but the Scream symbiote forces Patricia to hunt other previous hosts. Persuading the Scream symbiote to resist Knull's control a second time, Patricia sacrificed herself in an attempt to save Andi's life, the Scream symbiote left her corpse and bonded to Andi. Transformed into a black-haired version of Scream, Andi breaks free of the meathook and feels the Scream symbiote healing her wounds.

Andi notes that she can feel not only the Scream symbiote's mental voice, but those of Carnage's doppelgänger

Reader's Digest Condensed Books

The Reader's Digest Condensed Books were a series of hardcover anthology collections, published by the American general interest monthly family magazine Reader's Digest and distributed by direct mail. Most volumes contained five current best-selling novels and nonfiction books which were abridged for Reader's Digest; the series was published from 1950 until 1997, when it was renamed to Reader's Digest Select Editions. The series was popular. Despite this popularity, old copies are notoriously difficult to sell. For most of their publication schedule, the volumes were issued four times each year, except for 1950, the year of its launch. For the next four decades beginning in 1951, each year produced volume one, volume two, volume three, volume four, with occasional additional volumes in limited edition; the rate of publication increased to a bi-monthly schedule by the early-1990s. The series was produced until being renamed Reader's Digest Select Editions. Occasional titles such as The Leopard, The Days Were Too Short, Papillon were not written in English but published as abridgments of the translated versions.

In some cases, advanced copies of the hardcover edition were printed in paperback form. In a few cases, new editions of older works were among the condensed selections; these 1997 volumes were published as Reader's Digest Select Editions, all succeeding volumes were published as Reader's Digest Select Editions

Strongylocentrotidae

The Strongylocentrotidae are a family of sea urchins in the order Echinoida. Genus Hemicentrotus Mortensen, 1942 Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus genus Mesocentrotus Tatarenko & Poltaraus, 1993 Mesocentrotus franciscanus Mesocentrotus nudus genus Pseudocentrotus Mortensen, 1903b Pseudocentrotus depressus Pseudocentrotus stenoporus Nisiyama, 1966 † genus Strongylocentrotus Brandt, 1835 Strongylocentrotus antiquus Philip, 1965 † Strongylocentrotus djakonovi Baranova, 1957 Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Strongylocentrotus fragilis Jackson, 1912 Strongylocentrotus intermedius Strongylocentrotus magistrus Nisiyama, 1966 † Strongylocentrotus octoporus Nisiyama, 1966 † Strongylocentrotus pallidus Strongylocentrotus polyacanthus A. Agassizz & H. L. Clark, 1907 Strongylocentrotus polyacathus A. Agassiz & H. L. Clark, 1907 Strongylocentrotus pulchellus A. Agassiz & H. L. Clark, 1907 Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Ron Chipperfield

Ronald James "Ron" Chipperfield is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who served as the Edmonton Oilers' first National Hockey League captain. He played for the Oilers in both the World Hockey Association and the NHL, as well as the Vancouver Blazers and the Calgary Cowboys of the WHA, the Quebec Nordiques of the NHL. Chipperfield was born in Manitoba. Chipperfield started his junior career in 1969–70 with the Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, leading the league in scoring; the Kings won the MJHL championship and advanced to the 1970 Memorial Cup western semi-final before bowing out. Next he spent four years with Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Canadian Hockey League, where he set numerous team and league records, his most successful year there was his last, 1973–74, when he scored 90 goals, setting a league record at the time, won the scoring title, was named league MVP. Chipperfield was drafted in 1974 by the California Golden Seals in the first round, 17th overall, of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, in the second round, 20th overall of the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft by the Vancouver Blazers.

He joined the Blazers, spending a year with the team before it moved to Calgary and became the Calgary Cowboys. Chipperfield played two seasons for the Cowboys a three-year run with the Edmonton Oilers. In his third season with the team, the Oilers joined the National Hockey League. Chipperfield went on to score 22 goals and 45 points that season. In March of that season the Oilers traded him to the Quebec Nordiques for goaltender Ron Low, a former teammate in Dauphin. Chipperfield played just four games with the Nordiques the following year, took his skills to the top league in Italy in 1981; that season he scored 128 points in just 39 games. His final three seasons were spent playing for HC Bolzano. MJHL Co-Goal Scoring Leader Turnbull Cup MJHL Champions WCHL First All-Star Team WCHL Scoring Champion WCHL MVP Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database Ron Chipperfield's biography at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

Marc D. Angel

Marc D. Angel is rabbi emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City. Born into Seattle's Sephardic community, his ancestors are Sephardim from Turkey and Rhodes and he grew up in a Ladino-speaking home, he received his B. A. M. S. Ph. D. Th. D. honoris causa, Semikhah from Yeshiva University. A. in English literature from the City College of New York. He is a recipient of the Bernard Revel Award in Religious Education, he was president of the Rabbinical Council of America, a member of the editorial board of its journal, Tradition. In 2007, he established the Institute for Jewish Ideals, he directs the Institute, edits its journal, which appears three times per year and is a celebrated voice of Open Orthodoxy. In 2007, he and Rabbi Avi Weiss co-founded the International Rabbinic Fellowship the Open Orthodox rabbinic group, to "to counter what they see as a rightward shift in the Orthodox community" and reduce centralization of rabbinate authority, though they remained RCA members.

A prolific author, he has written several controversial books and articles that have taken issue with and challenged traditional Orthodox views and the Rabbinate. A Sephardic Haggadah: Translation and Commentary The Jews of Rhodes, The History of a Sephardic Community La America: The Sephardic Experience in the United States The Rhythms of Jewish Living: A Sephardic Approach The Orphaned Adult: Confronting the Death of a Parent Voices in Exile: A Study in Sephardic Intellectual History The Essential Pele Yoetz: an Encyclopedia of Ethical Jewish Living Loving Truth and Peace: The Grand Religious Worldview of Rabbi Benzion Uziel Remnant of Israel: A Portrait of America's First Jewish Congregation Losing the Rat Race, Winning at Life Choosing to be Jewish: The Orthodox Road to Conversion Rabbi Hayim David HaLevi: Gentle Scholar and Courageous Thinker The Search Committee: A Novel "Conversion to Judaism: Halakha and Historic Challenge", vol. 8 Maimonides, Spinoza and Us: Toward an Intellectually Vibrant Judaism Maimonides: Essential Teachings on Jewish Faith and Ethics "Reclaiming Orthodox Judaism," a collection of essays, published as issue 12 of Conversations, the journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals Angel for Shabbat, volumes 1 and 2, published by the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals 1988: National Jewish Book Award in the Jewish Thought category for The Orphaned Adult: Confronting the Death of a Parent Institute for Jewish Ideas & Ideals Shearith Israel homepage