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Naburimannu

Nabu-ri-man-nu was a Chaldean astronomer and mathematician. Classical and ancient cuneiform sources mention an astronomer with this name: The Greek geographer Strabo of Amaseia, in Geography 16.1–.6, writes: "In Babylon a settlement is set apart for the local philosophers, the Chaldaeans, as they are called, who are concerned with astronomy. There are several tribes of the Chaldaean astronomers. For example, some are called Orcheni, others Borsippeni, several others by different names, as though divided into different sects which hold to various dogmas about the same subjects, and the mathematicians make mention of some of these men. The damaged colophon of a cuneiform clay tablet with a Babylonian System A lunar ephemeris for the years 49–48 BC states that it is the u of Nabu--man-nu; this is similar to the colophons of two System B clay tablets that say that they are the tersitu of Kidinnu. The following is an excerpt of a century of scholarship discussed in the sources referenced below; the meaning of tersitu is not known definitively.

Franz Xaver Kugler proposed that tersitu can be interpreted as "table" here. P. Schnabel, in a series of papers, interpreted the phrase as an assignment of authorship. Based on this, he argued that Naburimannu developed the Babylonian System A of calculating solar system ephemerides, that Kidinnu developed Babylonian System B. Otto E. Neugebauer has remained reserved to this conclusion and disputed Schnabel's further inferences about Naburimannu's life and work; the mathematician B. L. van der Waerden concluded that System A was developed during the reign of Darius I. System A, which uses step functions, appears to be somewhat more primitive than System B, which uses zigzag linear functions, although System A is more consistent than System B. While it thus appears that System A preceded System B, both systems remained in use at least until the 1st century BC; the earliest preserved System A clay tablets calculate an ephemeris for the planet Mercury from 424–401 BC. The oldest preserved lunar tablets date from 306 BC in the Hellenistic period.

If Naburimannu was the originator of System A we can on that basis place him in Babylonia sometime between the Persian and Macedonian conquests. Otto E. Neugebauer: A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy Part Two IV A 4, 4A. Springer, Heidelberg 1975. Otto E. Neugebauer: Astronomical Cuneiform Texts. 3 volumes. London: 1956. I pp. 12,13 Herman Hunger and David Pingree: Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia pp. 215–217, 224, 258, 264. Brill, Leiden 1999. A. Braeken, V. Nikov, S. Nikova, "Zigzag Functions and Related Objects in New Metric" Luboš Motl's Reference Frame: Maldacena in the Lineland

Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Łódź

Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka - an archcathedral basilica located in Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship; the building committee was called in 1895. The cornerstone was blessed in June 1901, by Bishop of Warsaw Wincenty Teofil Popiel; the building was built out of non-plastered brick, in the Rohbau architectural style, by which the church was built between 1901 and 1912, following the plans of the Wende i Zarske firm. The construction of the church was co-led by Berliner Emil Zillmann, with small corrections made by architects: Józef Pius Dziekoński, Sławomir Odrzywolski-Nałęcz from Kraków; the naved basilica is based on the Ulm Minster in Germany. The archcathedral in Łódź, is the tallest building in the city, with a height of 104.5 metres, is one of the highest churches in Poland

Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is the Governor of Al-Qassim Region since January 29, 2015. He is the eldest son of Prince Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, he is a great-grandson of King Abdulaziz. He received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1982 from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, master's degree in political science in 1988 from the University of California in the United States, he received his doctorate degree in political science in 2000 from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. He joined after graduating from the university in the Ministry of Defence management cooperation and foreign aid in 1982. Moved to work in the form of intelligence and security of the armed forces in the Ministry of Defense in 1984, he served as an adviser for defense minister's office in 1988. On 29 January 2015, he was appointed as a governor for Al-Qassim Region at the rank of minister, succeeding to Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, appointed governor of Riyadh region

Brinsop Court

Brinsop Court is a romantic Grade I listed English country manor house located in the village of Brinsop, England. Dating back to the early fourteenth century, Brinsop Court is filled with excellent period features including large fireplaces, ornate ceilings and wooden panelling; the house, with medieval foundations is surrounded by lawns, encircled by a moat and nestled within a private 800 acre estate. With a long history and Royal connections, this house has been occupied by a succession of noble families and celebrities. After an extensive refurbishment, Brinsop Court is now an exclusive wedding venue available for weekday or weekend celebrations and is owned by a local Herefordshire family; the Old Court at Brinsop was built in the early fourteenth century—a time when medieval households were at their largest—by a local squire, was grander than a similar manor across the county at Cheyney Longville, owned by a knight and member of parliament. An ancient manuscript mentions that a moat approached by a drawbridge.

The Chapel, with the staircase leading to it, occupied one side of the square. Two towers flanked the drawbridge, having grotesque figures on their tops - one being a monkey playing with a fiddle. In the inner court was a third tower, which though in a perfect state of preservation, was pulled down about fifty years ago to assist in building a wall round the stables; the first historical mention of Brinsop post-dates the Credenhill Iron Age fort, taken by the Roman legions marching along Watling Street on their way to conquer the Welsh Druids from 60 to 72 AD. Brinsop is an affluent or minor tributary of the River Wye; the local legend has it that at the time of medieval settlement of the land at Brinsop in 1210 or earlier by a French Norman Ralph Torell a benefactor of the new founding of a priory abbey at Wormesley, a knight called St George slayed a dragon on the spot where the church was founded. Ralph's son Ralph lived at Brinsop and confirmed the charter grant. Sir Roger was knighted by Edward I for fighting against his enemies during the Welsh Wars from 1282 onwards.

The third Ralph died without his sister therefore inheriting. She brought Brinsop in her dower to husband, Adam Lucas in 1305. In 1340 the King Edward III allowed a reversion charter to Ralph Tirell of 240 acres in fee for military service - de Domino Herberto filio Petri - a tenants of Lord Herbert, it was mentioned in Edward Mogg's 16th edition of Paterson's Roads, when it was owned by Dansey Richard Dansey. The Dansey family owned the house for 500 years. Roger Dansey, a High Sheriff in 1631 during the personal rule, owed his loyalties to royalism. During the Civil War when the estate was estimated to be worth £800 per annum, he married Ann Smyth, daughter of Richard Smyth of Credenhill; the king Charles I recruited his services for a secret mission on the continent where he met and married Lady Dudley, daughter of the Earl of Leicester, the royalist ambassador in Paris. She travelled to Florence fleeing Cromwell's agents, where the Grand Duke of Tuscany raised her to the rank of Duchess, a title approved by Charles I.

The stained glass in the church celebrates a visit by the King to the house in 1645, confirmed by the differenced arms of the Danseys with the ducal families of Chandos and Baskerville. After the king's defeat the Danseys were compounded by parliament for £390, their grandson, Colonel Richard Dansey was a renowned soldier in Marlborough's campaigns gaining laurels for his actions at the Battle of Almanza. The house was slighted to some extent, the remainder falling into ruins during the antiquarian period of the eighteenth century when it was the habit to loot the stone of ramshackle buildings; that was its circumstance. In 1817 the house was purchased for £26,000 by the economist David Ricardo of Gatcombe Park, buying a number of estates at the time, not least Bromsberrow Place, situated above the Severn at the point where the three counties intersected; these mid-Georgian era houses were in the area built in the Decorated Style at the height of grandeur of the Augustan Age. Abroad the late great King George II had won a series of stunning battles on the continent.

Another Herefordian Robert Clive had utterly defeated the French in India. The Georgian decorated style is featured across the Forest north to Hereford and west to the Malvern Hills. Ricardo leased Brinsop to brother-in-law of William Wordsworth. Wordsworth visited the house from December 1827 to January 1828, wrote three of his sonnets in that time, his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, wrote of Brinsop Court that it was no cheerless spot, flowers in the hedges and blossoms in the numerous orchards will soon make it gay. Our fireside is enlivened by four fine, well-managed children, cheerful friends. Hutchinson's sister Sara Hutchinson, a former lover of Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed there with the friends. From 1845 Dearman Edwards occupied the building as a tenant farmer purchasing it at the end of his life in 1909, when it was sold. From 1912 the house was owned by Captain Philip Astley, he commissioned architect Henry Avray Tipping to modernise the design of t

Red-bearded bee-eater

The red-bearded bee-eater is a large species of bee-eater found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia. This species is found in openings in patches of dense forest. Like other bee-eaters, they are colourful birds with long tails, long decurved beaks and pointed wings, they are large bee-eaters, predominantly green, with a red colouration to face that extends on to the hanging throat feathers to form the “beard”. Their eyes are orange Like other bee-eaters, they predominantly eat insects bees and hornets, which are caught in flight from perches concealed in foliage, they hunt alone or in pairs, rather than in flocks, sit motionless for long periods before pursuing their prey. Like other bee-eaters, they nest in burrows tunnelled into the side of sandy banks, but do not form colonies; the Hamlyn photographic guide to birds of the world, foreword by Christopher Perrins.

Waterworks Road

Waterworks Road is an 8.5 km arterial road in Brisbane, Australia. It is signed as State Route 31 for its entire length. Waterworks Road transports traffic between the Brisbane central business district and western suburbs such as Red Hill and The Gap. Waterworks Road was built on a Turrbal pathway that led to Mount Coot-tha – a place of the honey-bee Dreaming, it was surveyed and named in 1864 as a direct route to the site of the Enoggera Dam, built from 1864 to 1866. A small Catholic Church was built on Waterworks Road in 1921, St Finbarr’s Catholic primary school in 1925; the tram line was extended from Red Hill to Jubilee Terrace in 1924, to Coopers Camp Road in 1935. This line operated continuously until it was closed in 1969. Examples of 1920s and trams are shown. Connecting to the terminus of Musgrave Road, Waterworks Road begins as a four-lane road in Red Hill; the road leads into the central section of Ashgrove and intersects with major roads such as Jubilee Terrace and Stewart Road. Once the road reaches West Ashgrove, it is divided into two roads.

After intersecting Coopers Camp Road, Waterworks Road forms back into a single, four-lane road and continues into The Gap. Once in The Gap, Waterworks Road intersects with Settlement Road, which connects traffic from The Gap to Keperra. Following this major intersection, Waterworks Road becomes a two-lane road and terminates at The Gap Park'n' Ride, it connects to Mount Nebo Road, which travels to rural suburbs Mount Mount Glorious. In most sections of the road, there is a T2 Lane. From Musgrave Road, Waterworks Road descends the north-western slope of Red Hill until it crosses Ithaca Creek, it climbs to the ridge line between Ithaca Creek and Enoggera Creek, continues west to the Coopers Camp Road intersection. From there it descends into the Enoggera Creek valley and proceeds west into the gap between the Taylor Range to the north and Mount Coot-tha to the south. After crossing Enoggera Creek at Walton Bridge it follows the ridge line between Enoggera Creek and Fish Creek to its transition to Mt Nebo Road.

In 2018, it was proposed that Waterworks Road required an upgrade between Trout Street and Beth Eden Terrace in Ashgrove in order to improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion and improve safety of road users. The upgrade includes the addition of a secondary right-turn lane on the Waterworks Road - Stewart Road intersection, the addition of a left-turn lane on the Waterworks Road - Ashgrove Avenue intersection and the relocation of Bus stop 16 on Waterworks Road. Construction began in April 2019; the Brisbane City Council has defined a number of local heritage places in Waterworks Road under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. They are: Stewart Place Residences at 150 and 180 Waterworks Road Churches at 202 and 290 Waterworks Road Ashgrove Private Hospital Montvue Buildings Ithaca Bridge Two tram shelters The entire road is in the Brisbane local government area. Waterworks Waterworks Road, The Gap 1940s