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Nirṛti

Nirṛti is the Hindu goddess of deathly hidden realms and sorrows, one of the dikpāla, representing the southwest. The name nirhti has the meaning of "absence of ṛta", meaning'disorder', or'lawlessness' the absence of divine or cosmic order. Nirṛtī is a Ketu-ruled nakshatra in the Vedic astrology associated with Kali in the form of Dhumavati. Nirṛtī is mentioned in a few hymns of the Rigveda to seek protection from her or imploring for her during a possible departure. In one hymn, she is mentioned several times; this hymn, after summing up her nature asks for her in departure from the sacrificial site. In the Atharvaveda, she is described as having golden locks. In the Taittiriya Brahmana, Nirṛtī is described as dark, dressed in dark clothes and her sacrificial shares are dark husks. In the sacred Shatapatha Brahmana, she is associated with the southwest quarter as her region, but elsewhere in the same text she is mentioned as living in the kingdom of the dead. "Alakshmim krishnavarnamcha krodhanam kalahapriyam, Krishnavastram paridhanam lauhavaranabhushitam.

Vagnasanasham dwibhujam sharkaraghrishtachandanam, samarjanisabyastahastam dakshina hastasurpakam. Tailavyangitagatramcha gardhavaroham bhaje." The goddess has a dark black complexion, she is similar to Kali. Nirṛtī is similar to Mahavidya Dhumavati, she is named Alakshmi, she wears a black dress and iron ornaments. She uses a large crow as her vehicle, she holds a scimitar. In the Vedas, Nirṛti represented the lightless realm of disorder, held at bay by ṛta and the Vedic rituals. In Hindu thought, this realm of non-existence was replaced with various hell realms, Nirṛti was re-conceptualized as a deity- the daughter of Adharma and mother of Naraka, a personification of the hell realms. In Puranic story, Nirṛtī is known as Alakshmi; when the ocean was churned to get ambrosia, the venom kalakuta released from that a goddess was born known as Nirṛtī. After that Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, was born. So Nirṛtī is considered as the elder sister of Lakshmi. Lakshmi presides on wealth, Nirṛtī presides on sorrows, why she is called Alakshmi.

Lakshmi married Vishnu. Her name's correct original pronunciation is three syllables with all vowels short: "Ni-rṛ-ti". A common modern Indian pronunciation is "Nir-ri-ti"; the name Nirṛti can be interpreted as meaning a state of disorder or chaos. This term was used in Vedic texts to indicate a realm of non-existence and absolute darkness, which threatened to consume those who failed in their duties to sacrifice and procreate. In nirṛti, there was no light, no food, no children- none of the necessary elements of Vedic life and ritual In the video game Ninja Gaiden 2, the dual-wielded swords have a technique called Blade of Nirrti. In Roger Zelazny's novel Lord of Light, set on a world where humans with vastly advanced technology have set themselves up as the gods of Hinduism, Nirriti the Black is one of their enemies. In that work, Nirrti is male, a Christian clergyman. In a 2013 novel The Wordkeepers, based on Hindu mythology of 10 avatars of Vishnu, Nirriti is a character allied with the antagonist'Demon Kali'.

In the TV series Stargate SG-1, Nirrti — played by Jacqueline Samuda — is a Goa'uld System Lord who has taken on the persona of the Hindu goddess in order to enslave the populations of some planets and force them to worship her. She experimented on humans in order to create and exploit advanced humans, which she continued to do up until she was killed by one of the subjects of her experiments. Dallapiccola, Anna L.. Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-51088-1

Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center

The Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center is a 10 megawatt solar photovoltaic facility at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Commissioned in April 2010, the center is the result of a partnership between NASA and Florida Power & Light; the facility has 35,000 solar photovoltaic panels from SunPower covering an area of 60 acres. The facility provides less than one percent of the power needed to keep Kennedy Space Center up and running. A 1 MW solar photovoltaic array is located at the Kennedy Space Center; the Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center was the second largest-scale solar facility in Florida, with the 25 MW DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center being the largest, until the construction of the 75 MW Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center

Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

Harris Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, United States. The 2000 census found 3,009 people in the township, 1,583 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. Located in the southwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships: Benton Township - north Salem Township - east Rice Township, Sandusky County - southeast corner Washington Township, Sandusky County - south Woodville Township, Sandusky County - southwest Clay Township - northwestMost of the village of Elmore is located in the western part of the township; the Portage River and the Ohio Turnpike pass through Harris Township. It is the only Harris Township statewide; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.

Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. County website

Futako-Tamagawa Rise

The Futako-Tamagawa Rise complex comprises an upscale retail shopping series, high-rise apartment towers, cultural space near the Futako-Tamagawa Station/transportation hub. Located to the east of the FT station on the Tama River marking the southern metropolitan boundary of Tokyo, Futako-Tamagawa is the second major crossing upstream from the mouth of where the Tama River empties into Tokyo Bay; this immediate area was the location of the first then-"suburban" location of Takashimaya in the 1970s. It has had continued growth and strategic-level planning since its launching of a garden city project since the 1920s launching, it is near the Den-en-chōfu upscale residential area. Futako-Tamagawa Rise has two of its three development projects complete, including 151m tall towers, making them among the top 150 tallest buildings in Tokyo. Futako-Tamagawa, meanwhile, is listed in travel literature as being "core" or "central" Tokyo; the FT Rise retail area, across a street from the Takashimaya-complex, is connected to it by underground and carries its own list of prestige tenants, including Oshman's, MUJI, Uniqlo, H&M, Tokyu Food Show, as well as more middle-zone businesses.

The architectural style is marked by an international style evoking Piet Mondrian and its lighting/LED received English-language coverage despite the complex launch was scheduled a few days after the Fukushima incident. FT Rise Towers will remain under construction until 2015. Apartment prices have been reported in media at $1.8 million for purchase or $11,000+/month in rent but only several hundred meters away more normal Tokyo prices of a few hundred/month for small efficiencies prevail

Andy Hebenton

Andrew Alexander "Spuds" Hebenton was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger, holds the record for the longest streak without missing a game in professional hockey history. After playing junior hockey for a local Winnipeg team, Hebenton made his professional debut in 1949 for the Cincinnati Mohawks of the American Hockey League; the following season he moved on to the Victoria Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (subsequently renamed the Western Hockey League. He starred with Victoria for five seasons, his best year being 1955, when he scored 46 goals and was named to the league's First All-Star team; the following season his rights were purchased by the New York Rangers of the NHL, for whom he played for eight seasons. He scored twenty goals or more in five of those seasons, his best year coming in 1958–59, when he scored 33 goals and 29 assists and was the runner up for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for gentlemanly play, which he had won in 1956-57. After the 1962–63 season, the Boston Bruins acquired Hebenton in the waiver draft, for whom he played his final NHL season.

He played 630 straight NHL games in all. Hebenton's rights were sold by Boston after the 1963–64 season to the Portland Buckaroos of the WHL, he remained in Portland for the rest of the league's history, becoming one of the WHL's all-time leading scorers and perennial stars, missing only two games, he was a perennial winner of the Fred Hume Cup for gentlemanly play, winning it nearly half the seasons it was offered, the final time when he was 43 years old. From the 1953 season, with the Cougars, through to the end of the 1967 season, Hebenton played at least 1,054 consecutive regular season professional games; when the WHL folded in 1974, Hebenton played four games for the Seattle Totems in the Central Hockey League to wrap up his professional career, having played 26 professional seasons in all, a mark exceeded only by Gordie Howe and Jaromir Jagr in hockey history. He played two seasons for a version of the Buckaroos in semi-pro leagues before hanging up his skates for good. In all, Hebenton played in scoring 189 goals and 202 assists for 391 points.

He played in 1056 PCHL/WHL games, scoring 425 goals and 532 assists for 957 points. Hebenton's remarkable consecutive games streak lasted at least from the 1952 season through to the end of the 1967 season—he missed three games in 1951 for the Victoria Cougars and two games in 1966/67 with the Victoria Maple Leafs so the streak was longer—for an unrivalled total of at least 1,054 consecutive games. By contrast, Doug Jarvis' professional streak—the second longest in history—is 988 games, he died on January 29, 2019 in at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 89. MJHL Second All-Star Team PCHL Championship WHL Championships WHL Second All-Star Team WHL First All-Star Team Lady Byng Trophy Played in NHL All-Star Game in 1960 Fred Hume Cup Winner Currently fifth all-time in NHL for consecutive games played Fourth all-time in WHL games played, third in goals scored, eighth in assists and fourth in points scored. "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame In the 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats, was ranked No. 53 all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team's first 82 seasons Hebenton's son Clay was a professional hockey goaltender between 1973–1980, most notably as the starting goaltender for the World Hockey Association's Phoenix Roadrunners in the 1977 season.

It was the first time a father and son were active in professional hockey at the same time, followed by Gordie Howe and his sons Mark Howe and Marty Howe in the WHA in 1974. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database

Titans (cricket team)

The Titans are the northernmost top-level cricket franchise in South Africa. Its member unions are Northerns Cricket Union; the home venues of the Titans are SuperSport Park and Willowmoore Park, Benoni. The Titans play in the Sunfoil Series first class competition, the Momentum One Day Cup, Ram Slam T20 Challenge, they have been Supersport Series and MiWay T20 Challenge champions in the past, had qualified to take part in the Champions League Twenty20 where they narrowly lost to the Sydney Sixers at SuperSport Park. The Titans were Momentum One Day Cup champions in the 2014/15 season, beating the Cape Cobras in the final. In July 2018, they were one of the six teams invited to play in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, scheduled to start in October 2018. Since the franchise system was introduced in South African domestic cricket, the Titans have been the most successful, winning 18 trophies. Titans played well in their first CLT20 and qualified for the semi-finals, where the Sydney Sixers nailed a win off the last ball in front of a massive crowd at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

In the 2013 edition, they played well in the group stage, winning 2 matches and facing defeat in 2, but failed to qualify at the expense of T&T and the Chennai Super Kings. Sunfoil Series - 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011-2012, 2015-16, 2017-18 shared - 2005–06 Momentum One Day Cup - 2007–08, 2008–09, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19 CSA T20 Challenge - 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 Bold denotes players with international caps; the below list represents the Titans squad for the 2019/20 season and active uncontracted who have represented Titans in 2018/19 and 2019/20. South African Cricket Annual – various editions Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions