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Nemed or Nimeth is a character in medieval Irish legend. According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn, he is the leader of the third group of people to settle in Ireland: the Muintir Nemid, Clann Nemid or'Nemedians', they arrive thirty years after the Muintir Partholóin, had died out. Nemed dies of plague and his people are oppressed by the Fomorians, they rise up against the Fomorians. Their descendants become the Tuatha Dé Danann; the word nemed means "privileged" or "holy" in Old Irish. The reconstructed Proto-Celtic language root nemos means "sky" or "heaven". In the ancient Celtic religions across Europe, a nemeton was a place of worship. Similar roots are found in place names across Celtic Europe, including the name of the Nemetes tribe of the central Rhine area, their goddess Nemetona. According to the Lebor Gabála, like those who settled Ireland before him, had a genealogy going back to the Biblical Noah. Nemed was the son of Agnoman of Scythia, the son of Piamp, son of Tait, son of Sera, son of Sru, son of Esru, son of Friamaint, son of Fathochta, son of Magog, son of Japheth, one of the sons of Noah.

Ireland had been uninhabited. The Muintir Nemid set sail from the Caspian Sea in 44 ships, but after a year and a half of sailing, the only ship to reach Ireland is Nemed's. On board are his wife Macha, his four chieftain sons, others, his wife Macha dies twelve days after they is buried at Ard Mhacha. Two quite different dates are given for the arrival of Muintir Nemid: 2350 BCE according to the Annals of the Four Masters, or 1731 BCE in Seathrún Céitinn's chronology. Four lakes burst from the ground in Nemed's time, including Loch Annind, which burst from the ground when Annind's grave was being dug; the other three lakes were Loch Cál in Uí Nialláin, Loch Munremair in Luigne, Loch Dairbrech in Mide. The Muintir Nemid clear twelve plains: Mag Cera, Mag Eba, Mag Cuile Tolaid and Mag Luirg in Connacht, they build two royal forts: Ráth Chimbaith in Semne and Ráth Chindeich in Uí Nialláin. Ráth Chindeich was dug in one day by Boc, Roboc and Rotan, the four sons of Matan Munremar. Nemed kills them before dawn the next morning.

Nemed wins four battles against the mysterious Fomorians. Modern scholars believe the Fomorians were a group of deities who represent the harmful or destructive powers of nature; these battles are at Ros Fraechain, at Badbgna in Connacht, at Cnamros in Leinster, at Murbolg in Dál Riata. However, nine years after arriving in Ireland, Nemed dies of plague along with three thousand of his people, he is buried on the hill of Ard Nemid on Great Island in Cork Harbour. The remaining Muintir Nemid are oppressed by the Fomorians Morc and Conand, who lives in Conand's Tower, on an island off the coast; each Samhain, they must give two thirds of their children, their corn and their milk to the Fomorians. This tribute that the Nemedians are forced to pay may be "a dim memory of sacrifice offered at the beginning of winter, when the powers of darkness and blight are in the ascendant". After many years, the Muintir Nemid rise up against the Fomorians and attack the Conand's Tower with 60,000 warriors, defeating Conand.

Morc attacks, all of the Nemedians are killed in a tidal wave. Only one ship of thirty men escapes; some of them go "into the north of the world", some go to Britain and become the ancestors of all Britons, some go south to Greece. The island would again be empty for another 200 years; the Historia Brittonum—which is earlier than the Lebor Gabála—says there were only three settlements of Ireland, with the Nemedians being the second. It tells us that the Nemedians came from Iberia and stayed in Ireland for many years, but returned to Iberia; the Lebor Gabála makes the Nemedians the third group. The number may have been increased to six to match the "Six Ages of the World"; the Historia Brittonum mentions settlers being drowned while trying to attack a tower at sea. However, in the Historia Brittonum it is the Milesians who attack the tower, made of glass. Mention is made in Irish mythology of another Nemed, namely Nemed mac Nama, who may or may not be the same as the Nemed mentioned in the Lebor Gabála.

This Nemed is described as a famous warrior king who raised two horses with the Fairy Folk of Síd Ercmon. When the horses were released from the Síd, a stream called Uanob or Oin Aub chased them from the Síd and released foam over the entire land for a year. Cúchulainn referred to this river thus: "Over the foam of the two horses of Emain am I come". O'Donovan, John. "Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters". Keating, Geoffrey. "The History of Ireland". CELT: The Corpus of Electronic Texts. University College Cork. Retrieved 21 March 2016. MacKillop, James. "Dictionary of Celtic Mythology". Hull, Vernam. "The Invasion of Nemed"

The Amazing Race Asia 4

The fourth season of The Amazing Race Asia is a reality television game show based on the American series, The Amazing Race. The fourth installment of the show features several teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around Asia and the Pacific Rim. Production for this installment was delayed in 2009, it is the first Amazing Race series to be filmed and broadcast in high-definition. Applications ended 31 March 2010, after a short extension due to popular demand. Semi-finalist and finalist interviews were held between March/April. Filming took place June to July 2010; the season premiered on 23 September 2010. The identities of the contestants were revealed on 2 September 2010; the premiere episode shown on AXN's website on 16 September 2010. A special episode was aired on 2 December 2010, a week before the season finale. Filipino friends Richard Hardin & Richard Herrera were the winners of the Race; the fourth season of The Amazing Race Asia was the first Amazing Race season to be broadcast in high-definition.

Besides the switch to high-definition, updated on-screen graphics and music, were introduced. The opening intro was updated with a new title card and tuneup in the music. Of note, is the addition of the use of split-screens. According to AXN, this season was dubbed as "Ride of a Lifetime". Allan noted that this season will feature new challenges; this season features a first-time visit to Sri Lanka, as well as visits to far-flung areas including Invercargill, New Zealand and Legazpi, Philippines. Indonesia, a visited country that hadn't been visited by original American edition at the time until the nineteenth season one year was visited this season. Leg 5 was said to be the most expensive production to date, it features teams riding numerous forms of transportations: airplanes, passenger jeep, carrier jeep, jet ski and an all-terrain vehicle. Leg 7 once again featured a double-length leg after not featuring one from the last season, it featured two Detours and Roadblocks each, a Virtual Pit Stop where teams were informed on their placements and that the leg was still ongoing before handing over their next clue.

As such for superlegs in the previous Race installments, teams are not awarded a prize for coming first at the Virtual Pit Stop. This is the first season in the Asian franchise to start and end in two different countries, starting in Kuala Lumpur and ending in Singapore, albeit having close proximity of the two locations. In some foreign editions and ending locations are in different countries, but not in the original American edition, which starts and ends in the same country. Lani Pillinger was absent in the Finish Line due to a broken collar bone. Season 4's cast included the show's first father-daughter team, as well as martial arts experts, social workers and musicians. Like in previous Asian editions, this season features a large number of media personalities or their relatives. Wendy was a finalist in Miss Hong Kong 2006, Nadine was Miss Indonesia Earth 2009, while Natasha was Miss South Jakarta 2007. Dimple is a Hindi soap actress who starred in the serial Aathvaan Vachan while her friend Sunaina is an Indian TV actress, starring in Dill Mill Gayye, as well as a movie actress who starred in Hindi movie Kyun!

Ho Gaya Na.... Manas finished runner-up as a contestant on the Indian reality-dating show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, similar in format to The Bachelorette of the American series. Jess and Lani as well as Richard Herrera have appeared in numerous media and print advertisements and commercials in the Philippines. Richard Hardin is a former pro-basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. Claire is a prominent bar musician who plays at numerous gigs around Singapore while Michelle was a reality TV contestant on the Singaporean series S Factor. At the ages of 21 and 22 Claire and Michelle form the youngest team in Amazing Race Asia history; this season featured two non-Asians, from Hungary and raced with his Malaysian wife Hilda. This was the first time; the fourth season of The Amazing Race Asia had three official sponsors: Axiata and Sony. The official hotel partner was Hilton, the series was supported by Tourism Malaysia and Mix FM. A week before the premiere of Racers Revealed, the show was released on its official website.

The first episode premiered on the official website one week before the season debut as well. The following teams participated with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order: A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated. An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the Race and was "Marked for Elimination". A green ƒ indicates. Matching coloured symbols indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of the Intersection route marker. A yellow > indicates. A brown ⊃ indicates. Italicised results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode leg. Individual prizes were awarde

Arthur Jehu Stanley Jr.

Arthur Jehu Stanley Jr. was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Born in Lincoln County, Stanley was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I, from 1918 to 1919 and a Fireman First Class in the United States Navy from 1921 to 1925, he received a Bachelor of Laws from the Kansas City School of Law in 1928, was in private practice in Kansas City, Kansas from 1928 to 1933, county attorney of Wyandotte County, Kansas from 1934 to 1940, a member of the Kansas Senate from 1940 to 1941. He was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945, returning to private practice in Kansas City, Kansas from 1945 to 1958. Stanley was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 25, 1958, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Judge Arthur Johnson Mellott, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 3, 1958, received his commission on July 7, 1958.

He served as Chief Judge from 1961 to 1971, as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1967 to 1970. He assumed senior status on April 1, 1971, his service terminated on January 2001, due to his death in Leavenworth, Kansas. Arthur Jehu Stanley Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. Papers of Arthur J. Stanley Jr. U. S. District Court of Kansas judge, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

A Portrait of Thelonious

A Portrait of Thelonious is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released on Columbia in 1965, featuring a session recorded at Studio Charlot in Paris on 17 December 1961, with Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The session was the second of two produced by Cannonball Adderley with Powell, following the A Tribute to Cannonball session recorded two days earlier; the album was digitally remastered and re-released on CD in 1997 with one additional take and without the fake applause added to the original LP. The album features four Monk compositions, only one of, recorded by Powell, the album fittingly begins with this, "Off Minor", a song which Powell included in his first session as leader, recorded in January 1947 – its first recording since Monk himself only recorded it in October the same year. All songs were written except where noted. "Off Minor" – 5:20 "There Will Never Be Another You" – 4:17 "Ruby, My Dear" – 5:46 "No Name Blues" – 6:38"Thelonious" – 3:46 "Monk's Mood" – 7:06 "I Ain't Fooling" – 3:19 "Squatty" – 5:48 "Squatty" – 5:04 Bud Powell – piano Pierre Michelot – bass Kenny Clarke – drums Cannonball Adderley – producer Orrin Keepnews – liner notes, reissue producer Nica de Koenigswarter – cover art Dan Morgenstern – liner notes Mark Wilder – remastering

The Forest of Time

"The Forest of Time" is an alternate history novella by science-fiction writer Michael Flynn. It was published in the June 1987 issue of Analog magazine. In 1988, the story was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella, it was reprinted in the anthologies The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection and Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History, as well as Flynn's short story collection The Forest of Time and Other Stories. The story is set in an alternative world wherein the Thirteen Colonies, after gaining independence from Britain, did not succeed in creating the United States, but instead developed into separate and mutually hostile nation-states which fight bitter wars with each other. In the novella, the citizens of Pennsylvania speak a language they call "Pennsylvanisch", which a character describes as " German dialect derived from Swabian and with many English loan words, which a speaker of High German would find it difficult to follow"; this language has a rich literary tradition.

In that Pennsylvania, only the Quaker communities still speak English as their native language, they are therefore recruited by the Pennsylvanian Intelligence Service as spies to infiltrate the territories of neighboring nations. The story's main conflict comes when a Pennsylvanisch officer encounters a man who claims to be from the United States as we, the readers, know it; the officer first regards the man as either mad, or feigning madness to cover his mission of espionage for an enemy such as New York, but soon becomes enamored and full of longing for the parallel universe described by the captive. In a brief part of the story, the time traveler's journal reveals that he has visited other worlds, including one with an Axis victory in World War II. In actual US history, a large part of Pennsylvania's population in the 18th century were indeed German-speakers, though the elites in the colony and state were English-speaking; the numbers of German speakers dwindled in periods, though the language still survives among the Amish.

It is known as "Pennsylvania Dutch" and sometimes called "Pennsylvanisch" by its own speakers. Flynn assumes that in a situation where Pennsylvania became an independent nation-state, distinct from and fighting with its neighbors, Pennsylvanisch would have had a chance to become the official and dominant language, which immigrants would learn upon arrival. GURPS Infinite Worlds § Gallatin Russian Amerika The Disunited States of America The Forest of Time title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Jibbs Featuring Jibbs

Jibbs featuring Jibbs is the debut album by St. Louis, Missouri rapper, Jibbs, it was released on October 24, 2006. The album is produced by Da Beatstaz, David Banner, Polow da Don, Maestro, includes performances by Chamillionaire, Melody Thornton of Pussycat Dolls and Fabo of D4L; the first single was "Chain Hang Low," the second was "King Kong," the third was "Go Too Far", the fourth and final single was "Smile". The record was met with mixed reception from music critics. Jibbs featuring Jibbs debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200, with about 50,000 copies sold in its first week, it debuted at numbers 4 and 8 on both the Rap Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively. The album went on to sell over 125,000 copies in the United States. AllMusic editor David Jeffries noticed the similarities to fellow St. Louis rappers Nelly and Chingy but found the album to be styled like "an LL Cool J release for the'80s." He concluded with: "Good flow, good beats, overall, a good time." Entertainment Weekly's Michael Endelman commended Jibbs for displaying potential as a rapper but felt that he spends "most of the disc trying out too many different styles — from slow-rolling Houston grooves to Nelly-style pop-rap — instead of defining a sound of his own."

Steve'Flash' Juon of RapReviews found his performance to be average with rhymes that were "acceptable albeit generic and run of the mill." He said that the production from Da Beatstaz helped saved the album and that it should be retitled "Da Beatstaz Feat. Jibbs." He concluded with: "Jibbs Feat. Jibbs is not an altogether bad album, but does nothing to put Jibbs on the map. You could substitute any one of a dozen rappers in or outside St. Louis over these tracks and get the same result - anybody from Ali to Cool Breeze to Bubba Sparxxx." • Co-producer Source