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Pope Clement X

Pope Clement X, born Emilio Bonaventura Altieri, was Pope from 29 April 1670 to his death in 1676. Emilio Boneventura Altieri was born in Rome in 1590, the son of Lorenzo Altieri and Victoria Delfin, a noble Venetian lady, sister of Flaminio Delfin, commander general of the Papal Armies, of Gentile Delfin, bishop of Camerino, his brother was Giambattista Altieri. The Altieri family belonged to the ancient Roman nobility and had enjoyed the highest consideration at Rome for several centuries. During earlier pontificates, the Altieri held many important offices and had been entrusted with several delicate missions. Altieri received a doctorate in law from the Roman College in 1611. After finishing his studies, he was named auditor of Giovanni Battista Lancellotti in 1623, in the nunciature of Poland, he was ordained April 6, 1624. On his return to Rome, he was named Bishop of Camerino governor of Loreto and of all Umbria. Pope Urban VIII gave him charge of the works designed to protect the territory of Ravenna from the unruly Po River.

Pope Innocent X sent him as nuncio to Naples. He is credited with the re-establishment of peace after the stormy days of Masaniello. Pope Alexander VII confided to him a mission to Poland. Pope Clement IX named him Superintendent of the Papal Exchequer, in 1667 his maestro di camera, he was made Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars. Just before his death, Clement IX made him a Cardinal, he was about seventy-nine years of age. After the funeral of Pope Clement IX, sixty-two electors entered into conclave on 20 December 1669. Forty-two votes were necessary, due to the rivalry between the French and Spanish factions, heated discussion prevailed for four months. Giovanni Cardinal Conti was supported by twenty-two votes. Cardinal Cerri obtained twenty-three votes. At length the cardinals agreed to resort to the old expedient of electing a cardinal of advanced years, proposed Cardinal Altieri an octogenarian, whose long life had been spent in the service of the Church, whom Clement IX, on the eve of his death, had raised to the dignity of the purple.

The reason a prelate of such transcendent merits received the cardinalate so late in life seems to have been that he had waived his claims to the elevation in favour of an older brother. On 29 April 1670, the papacy was offered to him by fifty-nine Cardinals present at the election. He, objected because of his age, for he was eighty, exclaimed, "I am too old to bear such a burden." Pointing to Cardinal Brancaccio, Altieri said. He persisted in refusing, protesting that he no longer had memory, he was crowned on 11 May. On the 8th of June Clement X took possession of St. John Lateran. On 11 June, he confirmed the Minor Observantines in the Holy Land in the privileges and indulgences granted to those who visit the holy places, according to the decree of Popes Alexander VII and Clement IX. In the same month, he granted to the prelate-clerks of the chamber the use of the violet-coloured band around their hats. Forgetful, he sometimes promised the same favors to different people and came to rely on his cardinal-nephew, Cardinal Paoluzzi-Altieri.

All but one of the male scions of the Altieri family had chosen the ecclesiastical career. On his accession to the papacy, Clement X, in order to save the Altieri name from extinction, adopted the Paoluzzi family, proposed that one of the Paluzzi should marry Laura Caterina Altieri, the sole heiress of the family. In exchange for adopting the Altieri surname, he would make one of the Paoluzzi a Cardinal. Following the wedding, which he officiated, he appointed his relative by marriage Cardinal Paoluzzi-Altieri, the uncle of Laura's new husband, to the Office of Cardinal Nephew to take on the duties which he was prevented from doing by age; the main activity was to invest the Church's money, with advancing years entrusted to him the management of affairs, to such an extent that the Romans said he had reserved to himself only the episcopal functions of benedicere et sanctificare, resigning in favour of the Cardinal the administrative duties of regere et gubernare. Like all the pontiffs, Clement X advised the Christian princes to love each other and to prove it by generous measures, by a prudent and scrupulous conduct.

It was between Spain and France that the pope desired to witness a renewal of feelings of good understanding. In 1671, the Pope published an edict by which he declared that a noble might be a merchant without loss of his nobility, provided always that he did not sell by retail. In 1676, Gianlorenzo Bernini sculpted one of his final statues, a bust of Clement X. On 12 April 1671, Clement X canonised five new saints: Saint Gaetan of Thiene, founder of the Clerks of Divine Providence, better known by their other title of Theatines. Saint Francis Borgia, fourth Duke of Gandia, Marquis of Lombay, viceroy of Catalonia, born in 1510, he took the habit of the Jesuits in 1547, became general and one of the most illustrious ornaments of that religious order. Saint Philip Benizi, a noble Florentine, a religious of the order of t

Ramin (album)

Ramin, renamed Human Heart in the United States, is the debut studio album from Iranian-born Canadian actor and singer Ramin Karimloo. It was released in the UK on April 9, 2012. Karimloo released his album in the UK on April 2012 after several months of promotion, he ended his West End run as Jean Valjean on the week preceding the album's release in order to prepare for a series of signings and further promotion before embarking on a major tour which will take him to venues in London, Southend, Nottingham, Birmingham and Cardiff in the UK and New York, Atlanta, Washington, Bethlehem and Pittsburgh in the US. He is visiting Toronto in his native Canada. Karimloo said in anticipation of the album: "I have a huge love for country and bluegrass, I love rock'n' roll and I love what I'm doing, so it was how to balance all that", he went on to say, "I didn't want to be just a theatre star putting out an album. It was only when they started talking about writing and bringing in other writers that I got interested.

I wanted to have lived the songs. I wanted an album, like a diary." He has cited influences as diverse as The Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash and Mumford and Sons, so a straightforward West End leading man album of covers was never on the cards, says Karimloo, "I wanted to marry that rocky sound with things that people know me more for". The album was produced by Tom Nichols, who has worked with world-class vocalists from Céline Dion to Hayley Westenra, it includes not only his own compositions but covers of Bryan Adams and Muse songs, having as well his own take on "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera and "'Til I Hear You Sing" from Love Never Dies. Karimloo promoted the album on QVC, he performed "Music of the Night" and "Coming Home". He performed the song "Constant Angel" on the BBC show Songs of Praise. On April 11, 2012 his album was on course to debut at number sixteen on the UK Albums Chart

Buffalo, Alberta

Buffalo is a ghost town in Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 555, between Bindloss and Jenner, south of the Red Deer River, at an elevation of 720 metres; the community is located in the federal riding of Medicine Hat. It is administered by Special Area No. 2. Statistics Canada has not published a population for Buffalo. However, Industry Canada shows that Buffalo's greater rural area had a total population of 610 living in 208 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 105.3 km2, its greater rural area has a population density of 4.0/km2. List of ghost towns in Alberta List of communities in Alberta

John Wildsmith

John Bennison Wildsmith was an English footballer who played as an inside right or outside right in the Football League for Darlington. He played for Darlington Grammar School Old Boys. Wildsmith was born in Darlington, County Durham, played football for Darlington Grammar School Old Boys team before joining Darlington F. C, he was playing for their North Eastern League team by January 1929, at outside right in a visit to Hartlepools United's reserves. In October 1930, against Carlisle United's reserves, he was "a danger spot throughout the game" and scored twice as Darlington came back from a three-goal deficit to draw the match, he made his first-team debut the following season, playing at inside right against Stockport County on 14 November 1931, turned a pass smartly to Mitchell, who with a characteristic cross-shot flashed the ball into the net" for Darlington's opening goal in a 2–0 win. He made only six appearances in the Football League side, the last of, in the 1933–34 season, he was a keen cricketer and played cricket for Darlington and Durham.

Wildsmith died in Darlington at the age of 91


Owler is an American internet company headquartered in San Mateo, California. It crowdsources competitive insights by providing news alerts, company profiles, polls and allows members to follow and research companies in real time; the company has over 2.7 million active users. InfoArmy was founded in 2011 by Jim Fowler, Rajan Madhavan, Tim Harsch. Fowler founded Jigsaw, another crowdsourcing Data as a Service platform, sold for 175M to Salesforce Inc. in 2010. InfoArmy launched publicly in June 2012, had 28 employees as of October 23, 2012. InfoArmy began as a crowdsourcing model where two-person research teams would compile one report on each company. Most researchers were stay-at-home parents, freelance workers, international BPO workers. Access to InfoArmy's reports cost $99 for three quarterly reports. In January 2013, InfoArmy announced that its business model would not be sustainable in the long term. On February 1, 2013, InfoArmy relaunched as Inc. using a different business model. Owler offers a free mobile and online platform for company information and interactive business news.

Members can choose to "follow" a set of companies, Owler provides a personalized newsfeed and daily email summary of the latest news on those companies. Owler members can sign up to receive immediate notifications when major business events occur; the competitive intelligence featured on Owler comes from two primary places: it is both hand curated by Owler employees from sources across the web, crowdsourced from Owler users. Unlike other business information services, Owler polls its members to gauge market sentiment and current trends. Owler is backed by Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures, two venture capital firms based in Silicon Valley, California. On Oct. 23, 2012, the company raised $17.3 million in Series B venture capital, bringing its total funding to $19.3 million. Owler offers a number of different services, including two email products as well as a browser-based web platform. Members can view their personalized newsfeed on the browser-based platform, which can be accessed via computer or smartphone.

They can view company profiles, edit profile information, take polls through the web platform. The web version gives members access to lists that contain data about major events, such as funding rounds or acquisitions. Owler's Daily Snapshot provides users with the latest news events in their industry. Owler curates the most relevant news and blog posts from within the last 24 hours, surfacing stories on that member's company and prospects; each Daily Snapshot is personalized to a user's Competitive Graph and based on the companies that user follows. Owler emails users an Instant Insight anytime one of 15 trigger events occur, including funding, acquisition, or leadership change. Users follow competitors, customers and vendors, Owler sends full report hot anytime breaking events occur; this email features: company description, competitive landscape, what people are saying. Owler's Competitive Graph maps the relationship between companies, it was created by Owler's 2.7+ million members who update their competitors.

The Competitive Graph maps how companies compete with one another, allowing Owler to rank competitors. The Competitive Graph powers all of Owler's products, allowing the company to provide personalized email alerts and feeds. Tim Harsch, CEO and Co-Founder James F. Fowler and Executive Chairman Stephanie Vinella, CFO Dhruv Gupta, Director of Product Wayne Fenton, Director of Engineering Gretchen Vagharshakian, Director of Marketing James F. Fowler and Chairman of the Board Tim Harsch, Founder and CEO Jeff Crowe Patrick Spain Owler Website Owler Blog Owler- Bloomberg

Douglas Grant

Douglas Grant was an Aboriginal Australian soldier, public servant and factory worker. During World War I, he was captured by the German army and held as a prisoner of war at Wittendorf, at Wunsdorf, near Berlin. Grant was born in 1885 in north Queensland near Yarrabah. In 1887, as an orphaned infant, he was fostered by taxidermists Robert Grant and E. J. Cairn, who were in the region on a collecting expedition for the Australian Museum; the baby's parents were killed in an undocumented skirmish. He was taken to Lithgow, New South Wales, to live with Robert Grant's parents. Douglas was adopted by Robert Grant and his wife and lived with them and their son Henry at their home in Annandale, New South Wales. Grant attended public school and trained as a draughtsman, working for Mort's Dock & Engineering in Sydney. In 1913, he was employed as a wool classer near Scone, New South Wales. Grant first joined the Australian Army at Scone on 13 January 1916. Private Grant completed training with the 34th Battalion but was blocked from embarkation because, at that time, Aboriginal Australians could not leave the country without permission.

He was sent to France to join the 13th Battalion. On 11 April 1917, during the First Battle of Bullecourt, Grant was captured. In the German prisoner of war camps he became an object of curiosity. German doctors and anthropologists sought to examine him; as a result, he was allowed some comparative freedom within the camp. The German sculptor Rudolf Markoeser modelled Grant's bust in ebony. During his incarceration, Grant became president of the British Help Committee and organised food parcels and medical supplies for the large number of Indian and African prisoners held at the Halbmondlager prisoner-of-war camp for coloured soldiers, near Zossen. Grant wrote on behalf of his fellow prisoners to agencies such as the British Help Committee, the Invalid Comfort Fund for Prisoners of War, the British Red Cross and the Merchant Seaman's Help Society. On 22 December 1918, Grant was repatriated from Germany to England, he took the opportunity to visit his adoptive fathers' family in Scotland. Grant attracted much attention in Scotland.

In 1919 he arrived in Sydney on 12 June. He was discharged from service on 9 July and returned to civilian life, to his former position as a draughtsman at Mort's Dock. Not long after returning to Sydney, Grant left Mort's Dock and moved to Lithgow, working as a labourer at a paper products factory and at the Lithgow Small Arms Factory. While living in Lithgow, he ran a radio show. In the early 1930s, after the deaths of his adoptive parents, Grant returned to Sydney and became a clerk at the Callan Park Mental Asylum where he lived. In his years, he lived at the Salvation Army's old men's quarters in their Home at Dee Why, New South Wales after 1950, at La Perouse, New South Wales, it is not known. Grant died in Prince Henry Hospital, Little Bay, on 4 December 1951, his cause of death was a subarachnoid hemorrhage. He is buried at Botany Cemetery, he never had children. A character in the play Black Diggers, written in 2013 and staged in January 2014, is based on Douglas Grant; the Douglas Grant Park, located at Chester Street, Annandale, is named in his memory.

"Douglas Grant: the skin of others". ABC Radio National, "The History Listen". ABC Radio National. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018