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Nicomedes IV of Bithynia

Nicomedes IV Philopator was the king of Bithynia from c. 94 BC to 74 BC. He was the first son and successor of Nicomedes III of Bithynia and Nysa and had a sister called Nysa. There is nothing known about the years before he became king. However, his reign began at the death of his father; the first few years of his kingship were peaceful, but soon King Mithridates VI of Pontus, one of Rome's greatest enemies during the late Republic, began harassing Bithynia's borders. Nicomedes IV's brother, Socrates Chrestus, assisted by Mithridates VI, defeated Nicomedes IV's army in 90 BC, Nicomedes IV was forced to flee to Italy, he was restored to his throne by Manius Aquillius due to Rome's influence in the region. However, Aquillius encouraged Nicomedes IV to raid Mithridates VI's territory, prompting Mithridates VI to retaliate again in 88 BC. Nicomedes IV fled once again to Rome; the East was seen by the Romans as a province providing an abundance of silver. As such, two powerful Romans, Gaius Marius and the Consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla aimed at command in the region.

Sulla fled the intrigues of Rome to Anatolia. Sulla fought Mithridates VI on several occasions over the next three years, in 85 BC, Mithridates VI sued for peace, was allowed to retain his kingship in Pontus after paying a heavy fine. Nicomedes IV was restored to his throne in Bithynia in 84 BC; the years that followed were peaceful, though Bithynia came more and more under the control of Rome. In 80 BC, young Gaius Julius Caesar was an ambassador to Nicomedes IV's court. Caesar was sent to raise a fleet using Bithynia's resources, but he dallied so long with the King that a rumor of a sexual relationship between the two men surfaced, leading to the disparaging title for Caesar, "the Queen of Bithynia", an allegation which Caesar's political enemies made use of in his life. During Caesar's Gallic Triumph a popular verse began: "Gallias Caesar subegit, Caesarem Nicomedes,", suggesting that Caesar was the receiving partner in the relationship, it is unknown if a sexual relationship was true or just a story generated by his opponents and Caesar denied its truthfulness vigorously.

As one of his last acts as king of Bithynia, in 74 BC, Nicomedes IV bequeathed the entire kingdom of Bithynia to Rome. The Roman Senate voted it as a new province. Rome's old enemy Mithridates VI had other plans for Bithynia and Nicomedes IV's death and bequeathal led directly to the Third Mithridatic War. Attalus III Young Caesar Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars: "Caesar". Smith, William. B. C. McGing, The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus, BRILL, 1986

St Bede's Church, Widnes

St Bede's Church is in Appleton Village, Cheshire, England. It is an active Roman Catholic parish church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool; the church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. The church had been designed by Weightman and Hadfield; the land was donated by members of the local Dennett family, who paid towards the cost of the building, which came to £3,000. The church was consecrated on 22 September 1847. In May 1856 the original church bell was consecrated by bishop of Liverpool; this was replaced in 1879 by the present bell, blessed by the bishop of Liverpool, Revd Bernard O'Reilly. In 1922 the church was renovated, the roof was replaced. St Bede's is built in red sandstone with a slate roof, its plan consists of a west tower, a nave with a clerestory and south aisles, a chancel and a south porch. The tower has angle buttresses and gargoyles, is crenellated; the windows in the nave are paired lancets, those in the clerestory have trefoil heads, the tracery in the chancel windows is curvilinear.

The entrance to the church is in the tower, is in Decorated style. Inside the church the arcades are carried on alternate octagonal columns; the altar dated 1850 is said to be by A. W. N. Pugin; the large organ is sited under the tower. There is stained glass in the east window, on the north and south sides of the chancel; the original pipe organ was installed by Gray and Davison in 1848 at a cost of £200. It was electrified in the 1930s; this organ was replaced in 1979 by a two-manual organ made by George Benson in 1904 for the Independent Methodist Church in Oldham. It had been cleaned by Wadsworth in 1937 and was moved here and installed by J. A. Cundle and Sons of Liverpool at a cost of £3,850; the organ was renovated in the 2000s by Sydney Reeves, aided by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Listed buildings in Widnes

Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base

Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base or Sky Harbor Airport is a public airport in Duluth, United States. It is located between Superior Bay and Lake Superior; the airport is six nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Duluth, Minnesota, on Minnesota Point within its city limits. The airport has been operating for over 50 years, it is one of only four airports in Minnesota offering both a hard surface runway for airplanes and water landing areas for seaplanes. Although most U. S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Sky Harbor Airport is assigned DYT by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. Sky Harbor Airport covers an area of 70 acres which contains one asphalt paved runway designated 14/32 which measures 3,050 by 75 feet. Runway 32 has a displaced threshold 658 ft past the beginning of the hard surface leaving 2,392 ft for landing, it has two seaplane landing areas: 9W/27W is 5,000 by 1,500 feet and 13W/31W is 10,000 by 2,000 feet.

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2018, the airport had 13,900 aircraft operations, an average of 38 per day: 94% general aviation and 6% air taxi. In 2018, there were 24 aircraft based at this airport: 3 multi-engine. Sky Harbor Airport was founded in 1946 by William Neukom. Aerial image as of June 1997 from USGS The National Map Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for DYT AirNav airport information for KDYT FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures

Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner is an American actress and producer. Reiner is best known for playing Natalie "Fig" Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series Orange Is the New Black, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as part of the ensemble cast. Reiner starred in and produced the financial drama EQUITY, bought at Sundance by Sony Pictures Classics and released nationwide, it is now being developed into a TV series by Tri-Star and ABC. Reiner has appeared in several Off-Broadway plays and won an Obie Award for her performance in An Oak Tree. In Sideways, the critically acclaimed comedy–drama film, Reiner played Christine Ergarian, where she won her first ensemble cast SAG award, she plays District Attorney Wendy Parks in the ABC crime-legal drama TV series How to Get Away with Murder and Sunny in the F/X comedy Better Things. In 2016, she appeared in Season 4 of Masters of Sex on Showtime, as Lilian Izikoff on Rosewood, Fiona in Michael Showalter's TBS series Search Party. Reiner was born in Gainesville, Florida, in 1970.

She graduated from Vassar College and studied acting at the British American Drama Academy and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. She joined Tim Crouch in the Obie Award–winning An Oak Tree at The Barrow Street and Jayson with a Y with The New Group. At The Beckett, she played roles in Anaïs Nin: One of Her Wasps in Bed, she has been deemed "Off-Broadway Favorite" by Theatremania and was called "priceless" by The New York Times. Reiner has appeared in several films, including Kissing Jessica Stein, The Vicious Kind, Schooled, That Awkward Moment, 5 Flights Up. In 2004, she played the role of Christine Erganian, Thomas Haden Church's character's fiancée, in the film Sideways, which won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, she had roles in several independent films. On television, Reiner has appeared on more than 50 shows as series regular, guest star or in recurring roles, including Natalie Figueroa in the Netflix comedy–drama series Orange Is the New Black.

In 2014 she joined the cast of ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes, in a recurring role of D. A. Wendy Parks, a prosecutor who goes up against Viola Davis' character. In 2018 Reiner joined the cast of The Deuce as agent Kiki Rains. In 2014, Reiner announced that she will be launching Broad Street Pictures to produce films with strong female roles. Reiner has been married to actor David Alan Basche since 1997; the couple have a daughter, born on December 5, 2008. Reiner is involved with many nonprofits and charities, including the Cancer Support Community, Actors for Autism, PEN International, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, Bent on Learning, Safe Kids Worldwide, The Young Women’s Leadership Network, Amnesty International, Cool Effect. Reiner is Jewish. Official website Alysia Reiner on IMDb

Next (The Necks album)

Next is the second album by Australian improvised music trio, The Necks released on the Spiral Scratch label in 1990 and re-released on Fish of Milk. The album differs from most of the trio's releases in that it features six tracks: "Garl's", "Nice Policeman Nasty Policeman", "Pele", "Next", "Jazz Cancer" and "World at War" – rather than a lone track; the Sydney Morning Herald reviewer described it as "Sublime. Six pieces, all of them beautifully played and controlled". All compositions by The Necks "Garl's" - 7:19 "Nice Policeman Nasty Policeman" - 4:58 "Pele" - 28:33 "Next" - 9:49 "Jazz Cancer" - 6:16 "The World at War" - 16:35 Chris Abrahamspiano Lloyd Swantonbass Tony Buckdrums Dave Brewer — guitar Michel Rose — pedal steel guitar Timothy Hopkins — alto saxophone, tenor saxophone Mike Bukovsky — trumpet

Sumrit Shahi

Sumrit Shahi is an Indian novelist and motivational speaker. He has written 7 youth based television shows; this includes Sadda Haq - My Life, My Choice which aired on Channel V India and won the Youth show category at Zee Gold Awards in 2014 and at Indian Telly Awards in 2014 and 2015, Million Dollar Girl - From Banaras to Paris on Channel V India, Boyz on Big Magic entertainment, Twist Waala Love, Secret Diaries on Channel V, BIG F on MTV, Pyar Tune Kya Kiya on Zing. He has Ek Veer Ki Ardaas... Veera on Star Plus to his credit, he has written the screenplay for Tu Suraj Mein Saanjh Piya Ki on Star Plus. He has written the screenplay for a web series called Black Coffee, dialogues for another web series called Medically Yours for Alt Balaji, he is the author of three novels, Just Friends, A lot like love...a li'l like chocolate and Never Kiss Your Best Friend, has been adapted into a web series, Same title, streaming on Zee5. He wrote his first novel Just Friends at the age of 17. In 2015, he was chosen by Hindustan Times in the list of Top 30 under 30 young achievers in the country, terming him as a'writing rockstar of the young'.

His motto in life is "Do your best, God will do the rest."Sumrit is a TedX speaker. He delivered talks in leading schools and colleges across the country; some of them being, IIT Delhi, IIT Bhubaneswar, Narsee Monjee, XIMB, ILS Pune etc. Sumrit Shahi was born on 12 February 1993 into a family in Chandigarh, India, he studied till 10th grade at Chandigarh. He further continued his education at SelaQui International School and finished his schooling from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, he did his graduation in Liberal Arts from Symbiosis International University and majored in Media Studies with Film Appreciation and Business Management. He is based out of both Mumbai and Chandigarh. Sumrit Shahi's Just Friends released in 2010; the novel was based on his observations of platonic relationships during teenage. It went on to become popular soon after; the novel was seen as a welcome change in the segment of heavy IIT induced literature. In October 2011, his second novel, A lot like love...a li'l like chocolate was released.

In his second novel Sumrit talked about practical relationships. The novel was appreciated for its dark humor and realistic take on the subject of love and relationships in contemporary times. In the summer of 2012, Sumrit started working as a feature writer for The Daily Post, Chandigarh where he extensively covered celebrities and launches, he freelanced with India Today as a Business Profile writer, in the following months. In August 2013, he ventured into television script writing starting with the youth-based show Sadda Haq - My Life, My Choice which airs on Channel V India, earlier he has written the story for a show on Star Plus called Ek Veer Ki Ardaas... Veera, his third show an youth-based show named Million Dollar Girl - From Banaras to Paris too aired on Channel V India. Sumrit wrote his fourth show,"Boyz" for Big Magic Entertainment, his third novel, Never Kiss Your Best Friend, under "Rupa Publications" released in May 2015. It has become a national bestseller. Shahi's novels have had a Hindi translation as well.

NovelsJust Friends A lot like love...a li'l like chocolate Never Kiss Your Best Friend Television showsEk Veer Ki Ardaas... Veera Sadda Haq - My Life, My Choice Million Dollar Girl - From Banaras to Paris Boyz Twist Waala Love Secret Diaries Big F Pyar Tune Kya Kiya Tu Suraj Mein Saanjh Piya ki Web seriesBlack Coffee Duck sey Dude Medically Yours Never Kiss Your Best Friend Anuj Tiwari Smilyo. BLAZE The Uprising!. Smilyo Educational Charitable Society ®