Pope Boniface II was the first Germanic pope. He reigned from 17 September 530 until his death in 532, he was born an Ostrogoth. Boniface was chosen by his predecessor, Pope Felix IV, a strong adherent of the Arian king, was never elected, he was elected due to the influence of the Gothic king Athalaric. For a time, Boniface served as pope in competition with Dioscorus, elected by most of the priests of Rome. Boniface and Dioscorus were both consecrated in Rome on 22 September 530, but Dioscurus died only twenty-two days later. Boniface II's most notable act was confirming the decisions of the Council of Orange, teaching that grace is always necessary to obtain salvation. Boniface was buried in St. Peter's on 17 October 532. List of Catholic saints List of popes Documenta Catholica Omnia http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02660a.htm
Curtis Jay Clawson is an American politician, the United States Representative for Florida's 19th congressional district from 2014 to 2017. He is the former chief executive of Hayes Lemmerz, a Michigan-based automobile wheel and brakes supplier. Clawson attended Batesville High School in Indiana. A high school basketball star, he was recruited by Gene Keady. After attending the University of Utah for one year and serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Clawson transferred to Purdue University. At Purdue, he was a 2x All-Academic Big Ten selection, he was a team captain for the 1983–84 Big Ten Champions, was a member of 2x NCAA teams and an NIT Finalist team. He graduated in 1984 with a BS from the Krannert School of Management, he was named a "Purdue Old Master" in 2010 and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014In 1990, he earned an MBA from Harvard University. Before his election to Congress, Clawson spent a quarter-century as an executive with several industrial firms, working at AlliedSignal, American National Can and Hayes Lemmerz.
Clawson was the Republican Party nominee in a special election to fill the seat being vacated by Trey Radel. and won the election on June 24, 2014. In the April 22, 2014 Republican primary—the real contest in this Republican district—Clawson defeated State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto and former State Representative Paige Kreegel with 38% of the vote to Benacquisto's 26% and Kreegel's 25%. Clawson was endorsed in the primary by the Tea Party Express, he spent $2 million on advertising and in one of his ads he challenged U. S. President Barack Obama to a game of one on one basketball. Clawson won a full term in November 2014 with 64 percent of the vote. Clawson delivered the Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union Address in 2015. In May 2016, Clawson announced that he would not seek re-election that year, citing his desire to support his father in the aftermath of his mother's death the previous year. Clawson is a member of the Congressional Constitution Caucus.
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The George Beto Unit is a men's maximum security prison of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice located in unincorporated Anderson County, Texas. The unit is located along Farm to Market Road 3328, 6 miles south of Tennessee Colony; the prison, co-located with Coffield Unit, Michael Unit, Powledge Unit prisons and the Gurney Unit transfer facility, has 20,518 acres of land. The unit houses over 3,400 offenders; the unit opened in June 1980. It has the Correctional Institutions Division Region II Maintenance headquarters; the unit was named after George Beto, who served as prison director from 1962 to 1972. In 2008 Perryn Keys of the Beaumont Enterprise said that Beto "has been described as a gladiator’s playground — a hardcore joint as prisons go." That year, Ricardo Ainslie, an author and a professor in the educational psychology department of the University of Texas, said that when he toured Beto with the warden, he was "scared." Joyce King, author of the 2002 book Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, said that Beto's reputation as a "gladiator" prison stems from the fact that most of its prisoners are in their mid-20s young.
As of that year, some inmates are at the equivalent of a 4th year high school student, a few are near their 30s. King said "The dubious distinction is a warning—gladiators either fight because they must or because they like to." In 2014 Curtis Garland, Jr. a prisoner from Dallas who began a 12-year sentence for family violence in 2012, died of an asthma attack. His family believed. Beto has housing for its warden; the warden housing, in one duplex unit, is a part of three duplexes. One other duplex has housing for the warden of another unit, one is unoccupied as of 2002; the prison places its confirmed gang members in the F Wing. The far southern wing, PTRC, is a pre-release wing; the prison has three unoccupied wings that are kept for emergency overflow. The three wings are old Administrative Segregation Wings from; the only occupied wings are A,B,C,D,E,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,P,T,U,O,X General Population: G1 - G4 Administrative Segregation Transient Outside Trusty Lawrence Russell Brewer, executed in 2011, John William "Bill" King, executed in 2019, David Brooks Beto Unit Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
List of prisoners in the Beto Unit - The Texas Tribune
The Paranoid Style is a Washington, D. C.-based garage rock band led by the husband-and-wife duo of Timothy Bracy. Formed in 2012, the band is named after Richard J. Hofstadter's 1964 essay The Paranoid Style in American Politics, their first two releases were the EPs The Power of Our Proven System and The Purposes of Music in General. Both EPs were released together in 2013 by Misra Records in a limited release; the band's first physical release was the 2015 EP Rock & Roll Just Can’t Recall, released by Battle Worldwide Recordings. Their full-length debut, Rolling Disclosure, was released on July 2016 on Bar/None Records, it was preceded by the single "Giving Up Early", released earlier that month. The band's 2016 video for "The Thrill is Back!" - a shot-for-shot remake of Journey's "Separate Ways" was directed by Full Frontal With Samantha Bee producer Miles Kahn and featured comedians Jordan Klepper and Mary Houlihan. In 2017, the band released the EP Underworld U. S. A. via Bar/None and in 2018, they released a split single on Bar/None with Wussy.
Bar/None re-issued 2015's Rock and Roll Just Can't Recall in 2018 as an expanded release with three new songs. Robert Christgau gave the Paranoid Style's 2013 EP The Power of Our Proven System an A- grade. In his review, Christgau wrote that "this band has yet to release a dull song" and that on the EP, the band "mine a pop-rock vein that braces Nelson's cleanly uncrystalline articulation against Bracy's noisier guitar and a straight four that doesn't quit." He gave Rock and Roll Just Can't Recall an A grade, Rolling Disclosure an A- grade, Underworld U. S. A. an A- grade, A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life an A grade. Spin's Dan Weiss reviewed Rock and Roll Just Can't Recall favorably, describing it as "some of the smartest rip-and-roar you’ll hear in a season notable for its plethora of excellent releases by hungry rappers." The Vinyl District's Michael Little gave the 2015 EP an A grade, saying, "I love Nelson and her band, paranoid or not. I expect great things of The Paranoid Style. They’re a thinking person’s rock band that never fails to set Nelson’s ingenious and humorous musings to great melodies, to jack up the volume to remind you that what you’re hearing is good old-fashioned explosive hard rock, in the vein of Sleater-Kinney only with better lyrics."The following year, Spin premiered the single "Common Emergencies".
Of that track, Weiss wrote, " is as good as any to introduce an unsuspecting indie-rock fan to Nelson’s confrontational melodies, referencing the novel As I Lay Dying and the Stones’'Beast of Burden' in between its addictive call-response refrains, along with the aforementioned'I've Been Working on the Railroad' flip and an unfashionably ripping guitar solo." For Spin, Jason Gubbels gave Rolling Disclosure an 8 out of 10 rating, described its songs as "doomsday anthems primed for a sock hop". Gubbels wrote that on the album, "the drummer takes off, pianos crash, a bemused all-male Greek chorus mugs along." Marcy Donelson of AllMusic gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, concluded by describing it as "the type of record that will sell tickets to shows, maybe inspire a new Hofstadter fan or two." Jon M. Gilbertson reviewed the album favorably for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, praised Nelson's "tunefully dry delivery" that he said "gives a matter-of-fact wryness to the boisterous and dense indie-pop and indie-rock songs of the glorious first TPS album."In 2018, Robert Christgau gave the expanded re-issue of Rock and Roll Just Can't Recall an A grade, saying, "Beefed up to eight songs to mark its embrace by a venerable label of indie luminaries from They Might Be Giants to Ezra Furman, this digital-only reissue of a superb self-released 2015 EP is designed to make fresh converts as first responders download the three new ones."
Christgau gave the band's 2019 LP A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life an A, writing, "Squeezing 11 songs into half an hour, voice relaxes enough to make them a pleasure. I don’t get all the jokes either—as a dual citizen, Nelson understands more about Irish history and politics than I will, but I do know a lot about Alan Greenspan and They Might Be Giants, whose songs establish that Nelson knows more. Every catchy number is marked by linguistic specifics, the title tune is a rock-biz masterpiece. Subject: 11 dead at a Who concert in Cincinnati, 1979." The Power of Our Proven System and The Purposes of Music in General Rock & Roll Just Can’t Recall Underworld U. S. A. Rock & Roll Just Can't Recall + 3 Rolling Disclosure A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life New American Standard/Absolute Cadavers The Paranoid Style on Bar/None Records' website The Paranoid Style on Tumblr
Amad Ali Suleiman Al-Hosni known as Amad Al-Hosni or Al-Amda, is an Omani footballer who plays for Fanja SC in Oman Professional League. He started his professional football career in 2003 and joined the Omani sports club Al-Khaburah SC. In the 2003 -- 04 Omani League, he scored 11 goals. Amad moved to Saudi Arabian football club Al-Riyadh based in Riyadh. In the 2004 -- 05 Saudi Premier League, he scored 10 goals. Amad moved to Qatar SC in a Qatari football club based in Doha. In the 2005–06 Qatar Stars League, he made 25 appearances and scored 14 goals helping the club to be the runners-up. In the 2006 Qatar Crown Prince Cup, he made 3 appearances and scored 1 goal helping the club win the runners-up place. In the 2006 -- 07 Qatar Stars League, he scored 11 goals, and in the 2007 -- 08 Qatar Stars League, he scored 12 goals. He moved to another Qatar based sports club Al-Rayyan Sports Club. In the 2008–09 Qatar Stars League, he made 27 appearances and scored 11 goals until his contract expired in 2009.
Amad moved to R. Charleroi S. C. a Belgian football club. He couldn't score a single goal, his transfer to Europe had made him the second Omani footballer to play in Europe, after Ali Al-Habsi. In 2010, he returned to his ex-club Al-Rayyan Sports Club and helped them to win the 2010 Emir of Qatar Cup, he scored 4 goals. Amad moved to Al-Ahli SC, he helped the club in winning the King Cup of Champions in 2011 and 2012 he helped the club to be the runners-up of 2012 AFC Champions League. His standing record in Al-Ahli was 99 appearances with 52 goals. On 22 December 2013, he signed a six-months contract with Saudi Arabian giants Al-Nassr FC. On 8 September 2014, he signed a one-year contract with 2014 GCC Champions League runners-up Saham SC, he made his Oman Professional League debut and scored his first goal on 13 September 2014 in a 3-0 win over Al-Oruba SC. Amad has made appearances in the 16th Arabian Gulf Cup, the 17th Arabian Gulf Cup, the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup, the 19th Arabian Gulf Cup, the 20th Arabian Gulf Cup and the 21st Arabian Gulf Cup.
He has been in the national squad since 2003, he first showed his talent during the 16th Arabian Gulf Cup, scoring a goal in a 1-0 win over the Arabian giants Saudi Arabia. In the tournament, Oman finished at the fourth place, hence reaching its best position in the Arabian Gulf Cup competition, reaching the final four round for the first time, with eight points from two wins and two draws. In the 17th Arabian Gulf Cup, he scored four goals. A brace each in a 3-1 over Iraq and in a 3-2 win over Bahrain hence helping his country to reach the semi-finals and the finals of the Arabian Gulf Cup for the first time, but Oman lost in the final to the hosts, Qatar in a penalty shootout after the goalkeeping sensation Ali Al-Habsi missed a penalty. Qatar won the match 6-5 on penalties. Amad was awarded with the "Top Goal Scorer" award of the competition, he scored two goals in the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup, one in a 2-1 win over the hosts the United Arab Emirates and another in a 2-1 win over Kuwait. This was the second time when Oman reached to the finals but again they lost to the hosts, the United Arab Emirates.
Ismail Matar, the Emirati legend, scored the lone goal of the match as United Arab Emirates won their first Arabian Gulf Cup. In 2009, he helped his team to win their first Arabian Gulf Cup trophy, he scored one goal in the 19th Arabian Gulf Cup in a 4-0 win over Iraq. He scored the only goal of Oman in the 20th Arabian Gulf Cup in a 1-1 draw against Bahrain. Oman failed to qualify for the semi-finals. In the 21st Arabian Gulf Cup, he failed to score a single goal. Oman again could score only one goal and this time it was from the spot by youngster Hussain Al-Hadhri in a 1-2 loss against Qatar. Oman failed to qualify for the semi-finals. Amad has made appearances in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification, the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification, the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, he scored three goals in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup which included a brace in a 2-2 draw against Iran and a goal in a 2-0 win over Thailand.
In the tournament, Oman won four points in a 2-0 win over Thailand and a 2-2 draw against Iran and hence failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification, he scored two goals, one in a 4-1 win over Pakistan and another in the return leg in a 5-0 win over Pakistan and again helped his team to qualify for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. Badar Al-Maimani scored one and the only goal of Oman in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in a 1-1 draw against Australia. In the tournament, Oman won two points in a 1-1 draw against Australia and in a 0-0 draw against Iraq and hence failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. In the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification, he played in five matches but failed to score a single goal. Oman failed to qualify for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, he made two appearances in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, scoring one goal in the penultimate game in a 3-1 win over Singapore and again helped his team to qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup by finishing at the top of the Group A. Amad has made six appearances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, seven in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and fifteen in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.
He scored two goals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, one in the Second Round of FIFA World Cup qualification in a 5-1 win over India and another in the Second Round in a 2-0 win over Singapore. He scored a brace in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qu
Sea of Thieves is an action-adventure game developed by Rare and published by Xbox Game Studios for Windows and Xbox One, released on 20 March 2018. The game allows players to take the role of a pirate sailing the seas of a fantastical world either solo or as part of a crew of up to four players, depending on your ship, with gameplay presented from a first-person perspective; the game features both co-operative and player versus player combat, includes cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows. Upon release, Sea of Thieves received mixed responses from critics. Critics praised the game's gameplay and style, with particular focus on the game's sailing mechanics. However, the majority of critics found the game to be lacking in content at launch, criticized the full-price tag. Additional criticism was directed towards repetitive quest performance issues. Sea of Thieves is a pirate-themed action-adventure cooperative multiplayer game played from a first-person perspective; the game features cross-platform play between Windows-based personal computers and Xbox One video game consoles.
A group of players travel and explore an open world via a pirate ship and assume different roles such as steering, hoisting sails and firing cannons. Players collect loot and engage in combat with other players. Sea of Thieves is a shared game world, which means groups of players will encounter each other throughout their adventures; the game has a cartoonish art style and an exaggerated physics engine that allow players to perform stunts, like being shot out of ship cannons. Players can collect coins by completing missions called voyages, taking loot from other ships, or raiding a skeleton fort that contains large amounts of gold; the player aims to become a pirate legend. The gold can be used for purchasing cosmetic items such as weapon and equipment skins and ship cosmetics; these items are cosmetic and do not affect combat. The weapons are given to the player at the start of the game, have five rounds of ammunition before needing to find an ammo box to restock; the four usable weapons are a flintlock pistol, a blunderbuss, a sniper rifle, a cutlass.
Sea of Thieves was developed by Rare. Its pirate themes can be traced back to Rare's Project Dream, another pirate-themed video game in the 1990s that became Banjo-Kazooie. However, pirate themes in Rare's projects have existed as far back as the original Donkey Kong Country in 1994. Sea of Thieves was developed using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. Development started in 2014 with the idea of "Group Shaped Narrative", which game director Gregg Mayles described as "a clumsily titled concept envisaged a different type of multiplayer game where players would create'experiences that are entertaining to watch'"; the game, code-named "Athena", did not focus on pirates at the time. Instead of a regular character creator, the game features an "infinite pirate generator", that randomly generates a carousel of eight pirates with various body types and faces. In November 2016, Rare launched the Insider Programme to give select members access to an in-development version of the game. Rare used the Insider Programme for testing purposes.
In June 2015, Rare announced Sea of Thieves at Microsoft's Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015 alongside a compilation of thirty previous games, Rare Replay. Gameplay was first shown at E3 2016; the game was scheduled to launch on Windows and Xbox One in 2017, but it was delayed until 20 March 2018. The game is part of Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere cross-buy program, meaning that purchasers of the downloadable version of the game can play the game on both a Windows 10 computer and an Xbox One. Additionally, the game is playable at launch for those subscribed to Xbox Game Pass. An "Anniversary Update" was released in April 2019, adding a large amount of new content to the game, including a story component and a standalone player versus player mode. In September 2019, the game added a microtransaction store allowing players to purchase virtual coins that can be used to buy in-game cosmetics. Sea of Thieves received "mixed or average" reviews from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic.
Many noted that the game was lacking in content, criticised Rare's decision to charge full-price. Writing for Polygon, Russ Frushtick gave the game 6.5/10, saying "Sea of Thieves has the foundation of an incredible experience. It is a true pirate game, and yet, after those first few jaw-dropping hours, you’re going to start feeling less like Blackbeard and more like Blackbeard’s accountant." Kirk McKeand of VG24/7 wrote that the game "just needs more. It needs more ways to play, more mission variety, more enemy variants than just different coloured skeletons, more meaningful progression. If these things don’t appear soon, I can see player numbers dropping off after a short while." Michael Goroff of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game a 6/10, writing "Sea of Thieves' world isn't lacking in achievement, thanks to its luscious visuals and excellent sailing mechanics, but it feels undercooked in terms of actual gameplay. Sea of Thieves feels like the skeleton of a game rather than a realized experience."
IGN's Brandin Tyrell gave the game 7/10, writing that it had "a good foundation that's fun with friends" but was bogged down by a repetitive grind. Upon release, a large number of players reported having trouble logging into the game. Rare studio head Craig Duncan and executive producer Joe Neate explained that due to a higher-than-e