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Myles Coverdale

Myles Coverdale, first name spelt Miles, was an English ecclesiastical reformer chiefly known as a Bible translator and Bishop of Exeter. Regarding his probable birth county, Daniell cites John Bale, author of a sixteenth century scriptorium, giving it as Yorkshire. Having studied philosophy and theology in Cambridge, Coverdale became an Augustinian friar and went to the house of his order in Cambridge. In 1514 John Underwood, a suffragan bishop and archdeacon of Norfolk, ordained him priest in Norwich, he was at the house of the Augustinians when in about 1520, Robert Barnes returned from Louvain to become its prior. In 1535, Coverdale produced the first complete printed translation of the Bible into English, his theological development is a paradigm of the progress of the English Reformation from 1530 to 1552. By the time of his death, he had transitioned into an early Puritan, affiliated to Calvin, yet still advocating the teachings of Augustine. Coverdale studied at Cambridge, becoming bachelor of canon law in 1513.

He was ordained in Norwich in 1514 and entered the house of the Augustinian friars in Cambridge, where Robert Barnes had returned from Louvain to become its prior. This is thought to have been about 1520–1525. According to Trueman, Barnes returned to Cambridge in the early to mid-1520s. At Louvain Barnes had developed humanist sympathies. In Cambridge, he read aloud to his students from St. Paul's epistles in translation and taught from classical authors; this undoubtedly influenced them towards Reform. In February 1526, Coverdale was part of a group of friars that travelled from Cambridge to London to present the defence of their superior, after Barnes was summoned before Cardinal Wolsey. Barnes had been arrested as a heretic after being accused of preaching Lutheran views in St Edward's Church, Cambridge on Christmas Eve. Coverdale is said to have acted as Barnes' secretary during the trial. By the standards of the time, Barnes received lenient treatment, being made to do public penance by carrying a faggot to Paul's Cross.

However on 10 June 1539, Parliament passed the Act of Six Articles, marking a turning point in the progress of radical protestantism. Barnes was burned at Smithfield, along with two other reformers. Executed that day were three Roman Catholics, who were hanged and quartered. Coverdale met Thomas Cromwell some time before 1527. A letter survives showing that in 1531, he wrote to Cromwell, requesting his guidance on his behaviour and preaching. By Lent 1528, he had left the Augustinians and, wearing simple garments, was preaching in Essex against transubstantiation, the use of idols, Confession to a Priest. At that date, such views were dangerous, for the future course of the religious revolution that began during the reign of Henry VIII was as yet uncertain. Reforms, both of the forms proposed by Lollardy, those preached by Luther, were being pursued by a vigorous campaign against heresy. Towards the end of 1528, Coverdale fled from England to the Continent. From 1528 to 1535 Coverdale spent most of his time in continental Europe in Antwerp.

Celia Hughes believes that upon arriving there, he rendered considerable assistance to William Tyndale in his revisions and partial completion of his English versions of the bible. In 1531, Tyndale spoke to Stephen Vaughan of his poverty and the hardships of exile, although he was safe in the English House in Antwerp, where the inhabitants enjoyed diplomatic immunity, but in the spring of 1535 a "debauched and villainous young Englishman wanting money" named Henry Phillips insinuated himself into Tyndale's trust. Phillips had fled abroad, he promised the authorities of the Holy Roman Emperor. On the morning of 21 May 1535, having arranged for the imperial officers to be ready, Phillips tricked Tyndale into leaving the English House, whereupon he was seized. Tyndale languished in prison throughout the remainder of 1535 and despite attempts to have him released, organised by Cromwell through Thomas Poyntz at the English House, Tyndale was strangled and burned at the stake in October 1536. Meanwhile Coverdale continued his work alone to produce what became the first complete English Bible in print, namely the Coverdale Bible.

Not yet proficient in Hebrew or Greek, he used Latin and German sources plus the translations of Tyndale himself. In 1534 Canterbury Convocation petitioned Henry VIII that the whole Bible might be translated into English. In 1535, Coverdale dedicated this complete Bible to the King. After much scholarly debate, it is now considered probable that the place of printing of the Coverdale Bible was Antwerp; the printing was financed by Jacobus van Meteren. The printing of the first edition was finished on 4 October 1535. Coverdale based the text in part on Tyndale's translation of the New Testament and of those books which were translated by Tyndale: the Pentateuch, the book of Jonah. Other Old Testament Books he translated from the German of others. Based on Coverdale's translation of the Book of Psalms in his 1535 Bible, his Psalter has remained in use in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer down to the present day, is retained with various minor corrections in the 1926 Irish Book of Common Prayer, the 1928 US Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, the 1962 Canadian Book of Common Prayer, etc.

In 1537 the Matthew Bible was printed in Antwerp, at the expense of Richard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch who issued it in London. It comprised Tyndale's P

The Legend of the Condor Heroes (1988 TV series)

The Legend of the Condor Heroes is a two-part Taiwanese television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same title. The series was first broadcast on CTV in Taiwan in 1988. Howie Huang as Guo Jing Idy Chan as Huang Rong Poon Wang-ban as Yang Kang Chiu Shu-yi as Mu Nianci Lee I-min as Huang Yaoshi Lung Tien-hsiang as Ouyang Feng Chiang Sheng as Hong Qigong Lung Kuan-wu as Zhou Botong Ke Wei-chia as Ouyang Ke Chen Li-hua as Mei Chaofeng Yu Kuo-tong as Chen Xuanfeng Hsieh Ping-nan as Wanyan Honglie Yang Yuen-chang as Qiu Chuji Liu Yu-ping as Li Ping Hsiang Yun-peng as Yang Tiexin Lin Hsiu-chun as Bao Xiruo Fan Jih-hsing as Duan Zhixing Li Chi-chian as Genghis Khan Hsian Huan-chen as Huazheng Ting Hua-chung as Tolui Wei Hung as Jebe Huang Kuan-hsiung as Ma Yu Chiang Ying as Wang Chuyi Mao Ching-shun as Ke Zhen'e Ting Yang-kuo as Zhu Cong Hsu Jo-hua as Han Xiaoying Tang Fu-hsiung as Liang Ziweng Peng Yu-lan as Liu Ying Hsu Chia-jung as Wang Chongyang Li Lung-jin as Lu Chengfeng Liang Xiushen as Yue Fei The Legend of the Condor Heroes on Baidu Baike

Brumbies

The Brumbies is an Australian professional rugby union based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, The team competes in Super Rugby and named for the wild horses which inhabit the capital's hinterland. The team represents the ACT and southern New South Wales regions; the Brumbies were formed in 1996 to provide a third Australian franchise for the newly formed Super 12 competition. It was predicted that the Brumbies, made up of so-called'reject' – players not wanted by the other two teams – would perform poorly. Since they have enjoyed more success than all the other Australian teams combined, reaching six finals and winning two; the Brumbies play in navy blue and gold kits. The team plays at GIO Stadium in Canberra and is coached by former Wallabies fly-half Stephen Larkham. Larkham shared the coaching duties with Laurie Fisher as Director of Football, after the unexpected departure of Jake White in September 2013, who had two years left on his contract, until Fisher left to become head coach of Gloucester Rugby after the 2014 season.

Rugby union football has a long history in the region around. The British Isles opened their 1899 tour of Australia with a match in Goulburn. However, it was not until 1938 that the ACT Rugby Union was established. Four clubs made up the first local competition. In 1938, a representative ACT side faced off against the All Blacks, losing 5 to 56; the first international victory for an ACT representative side was in 1973, when they defeated Tonga 17 points to six. In 1978 an ACT side defeated Wales. ACT had trailed at half time, 6 to 16, but came back and won with a penalty kick in the final moments of the match; the ACT representative side became known as the Kookaburras in 1989. ACT defeated NSW 44 to 28 at Sydney's Concord Oval in 1994, which led the way for the ACT to become a franchise, be included in the new professional international Super 12 competition, alongside the Reds and Waratahs. ACT became Australia's third provincial team in the new competition, known as the ACT Brumbies. In the inaugural Super 12 season, under coach Rod Macqueen, the Brumbies finished fifth on the table after the regular season, narrowly missing out on a finals position.

The following season was more successful as the Brumbies entered the 1997 Super 12 Final, but lost to the Auckland Blues. Eddie Jones took over as head coach in 1998, but the Brumbies fell to tenth place on the 1998 season ladder. However, the following season saw a big improvement, as they finished fifth for the second time in their Super rugby history, just missing out on the finals. In 2000, the Brumbies made it to the 2000 Super 12 Final for the second time, were hosting it as well, they were however beaten by the Crusaders, losing 19 to 20. In 2001 they backed up their good performance in 2000 to again enter the final, this time against the Sharks from Durban; the Brumbies won the match, in doing so, became the first team outside of New Zealand to be crowned Super 12 champions. That year the British Lions came to Australia, played a match against the Brumbies; the combined strength of four nations was pitted against the Brumbies Second XV with the tourists winning by just two points, 30 to 28.

David Nucifora took over as head coach at the Brumbies for the 2002 season. Under Nucifora the Brumbies entered their third Super 12 final in a row, again against the Crusaders who had defeated them in the 2000 final; the Crusaders won the match, 31 to 13. The following season, going for four straight final appearances, the Brumbies fell just short, being knocked out in the semi-finals by the Blues, they did however go on to beat Fiji and Tonga that year. In 2004 the Brumbies finished at the top of the Super 12 table, six points clear of the next best team; the Brumbies hosted the 2004 Super 12 Final as well, were to face the Crusaders once again. Though this time, the Brumbies won, 47 to 38 in front of a record crowd at Canberra Stadium. During the off-season the ACT Rugby Union was renamed the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union, the name of the team was changed to Brumbies Rugby. Laurie Fisher took over as coach for the 2005 season. After an undefeated run in the early stages of the season, injuries began to mount up and the Brumbies finished fifth, missing out on the finals.

The following year the competition was expanded to the Super 14, introducing one new team from Australia and one new team from South Africa. In 2006 the Brumbies finished sixth, missing out on the finals by 1 point, having never dropped out of the top four all season prior to the last round; that year the Brumbies played in the inaugural Australian Provincial Championship. In their opening game they defeated; this win snapped a 3-game losing streak against their traditional rivals. They went on to defeat the Western Force 25–10, again at Viking Park. Despite narrowly losing, 20–19, to the Queensland Reds on the road in Brisbane, the Brumbies won the right to face the Reds in the final back in Viking Park, they won this more comfortably, 42–17, securing the inaugural APC. The side failed to make the playoffs between 2007 and 2011, during which time they finished between 5th and 13th on the ladder. After a succession of coaches over the same period, including Laurie Fisher, Andy Friend and Tony Rea, former South Africa coach Jake White took over as coach of the side in April 2011, signing a four-year deal with the club