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Pope John II

Pope John II was Bishop of Rome from 2 January 533 to his death in 535. He was born in son of Praeiectus, he became a priest at St. Clement's Basilica on the Caelian Hill; the basilica still retains memorials of "Johannes surnamed Mercurius". A reference to "Presbyter Mercurius" is found on a fragment of an ancient ciborium. Several marble slabs that enclose the schola cantorum bear upon them, in the style of the sixth century, his monogram. Mercurius was elected pope on 2 January 533, becoming the first to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy. Considering his birth name—after the pagan god Mercury—to be inappropriate, he took John as his papal name after Pope John I, venerated as a martyr. At this period, simony in the election of popes and bishops was rife among clergy and laity. During the sede vacante of over two months, "shameless trafficking in sacred things was indulged in. Sacred vessels were exposed for sale"; the matter was brought before the Senate, laid before the Arian Ostrogothic Court at Ravenna.

The last decree that the Roman Senate is known to have issued, passed under Boniface II, was directed against simony in papal elections. The decree was confirmed by king of the Ostrogoths, he ordered it to be engraved on marble and to be placed in the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica in 533. By one of Athalaric's additions to the decree, it was decided that if a disputed election was carried before the Gothic officials of Ravenna by the Roman clergy and people, three thousand solidi would have to be paid into court; this sum was to be given to the poor. John remained on good terms with Athalaric, being an Arian Christian, was content to refer to John's tribunal all actions brought against the Roman clergy. Cassiodorus, as praefectus praetorio under the Ostrogothic supremacy, entrusted the care of temporal affairs to Pope John II; the Liber Pontificalis records that the following year John obtained valuable gifts as well as a profession of orthodox faith from the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, a significant accomplishment in light of the strength of Monophysitism in the Byzantine Empire at that time.

The notoriously adulterous behavior of Bishop Contumeliosus of Riez caused John to order the bishops of Gaul to confine him in a monastery. Until a new bishop could be appointed, he bade the clergy of Riez to obey the Bishop of Arles. In 535, two hundred and seventeen bishops assembled in a council at Carthage submitted to John II a decision about whether bishops who had lapsed into Arianism should, on repentance, keep their rank or be admitted only to lay communion; the question of re-admittance to the lapsed troubled north Africa for centuries. The answer to their question was given by Agapetus I, as John II died on 8 May 535, he was buried in St Peter's Basilica. List of Catholic saints List of popes

Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies was a popular toy line sold by Tonka in the 1980s. It inspired an animated TV special, two animated TV series, a feature film. Shipments of the toys over five years generated sales of $300 million in 35 countries; the puppies were a variety of plush stuffed dog dolls with droopy eyes. They came in a variety of some with spots; each one came in a cardboard case shaped like a doghouse with an "adoption" certificate. The tagline was "Loveable Huggable". Smaller versions were created, a line of cats called Pound Pur-r-ries was released; each authentic toy puppy had a heart-shaped or a bone emblem near its tail that sported a "PP" logo with either a dog or cat peeking above it. The toys were created by Mike Bowling in 1984; the first puppies were sold by Irwin Toy in Canada. After Irwin, the line was produced by Tonka which introduced them to the U. S. market. In 1987, Hardee's restaurants offered a series of Pound Puppies with their Children's Meals. Other products besides stuffed toys were made such as Little Golden Books, coloring books and miniature figurines.

Pound Puppies continued to be popular in the early 1990s. The toys were produced again in the early 2000s and included specific breeds of dog along with barking sounds and movements; the toyline was discontinued in 2002. The toyline was relaunched in 2014 by Funrise and they are still available in stores today. A TV special based on the toyline was released in October 1985 by Hanna-Barbera, it ran in syndication, paired with Star Fairies. In the special, a female dog ends up at the city pound; the Pound Puppies attempt to and end up succeeding in reuniting Violet with her family. The special was released in 1986 on VHS by Family Home Entertainment and is available on DVD; the DVD comes with certain Pound Puppies toys. After the TV special became successful, Hanna-Barbera gained the rights to create an animated TV series; the series was broadcast on ABC from September 1986 to February 1989. While the series was loosely based on the special, it made no mention of the character Violet; when it was renewed for a second season, there were major style differences and the series was retitled All New Pound Puppies.

See List of Pound Puppies characters Another television series, this time produced for Hasbro Studios, was premiered on the Hub Network on 10 October 2010, the channel's launch date. The characters are based on the current version of the Puppies which Hasbro released in the summer of 2012. In addition, there was an online website where one could download a Pound Puppies adoption certificate. On 9 July 2012, Pound Puppies was one of four original animated series from The Hub to win the CINE Golden Eagle Award for its high quality production and storytelling. In August 2012, the season one episode "I Never Barked for My Father" was awarded the Humanitas Prize for excellence in writing for children's television animation. In 1988, TriStar Pictures released a Pound Puppies movie titled Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, it was produced by Atlantic Releasing, Family Home Entertainment and Kushner-Locke with The Maltese Companies. The film was panned by critics, poorly received at the box office.

Shoddy animation, character inconsistencies, a color palette that differed from the show's were among the chief complaints. The movie was not part of the show's continuity. Fans were confused by the apparent romantic pairing of Nose Marie and Cooler, which contradicted events that had taken place in the first season of the series. In addition, the movie is set in the 1950s with the story being narrated by Whopper, who in the present day is now an older dog who tells the story to his nephew and niece. Pound Puppies at Galoob

List of Danganronpa: The Animation episodes

Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. The series follows a boy named Makoto Naegi who, along with fourteen other unique students, is imprisoned inside the elite Hope's Peak Academy, where a psychotic remote-controlled bear named Monokuma offers them only one means of escape: murder another student and get away with it; the anime is produced by Lerche and directed by Seiji Kishi, known for directing the anime adaptations of Persona 4 and Devil Survivor 2. In addition the series uses Makoto Uezu for its series composition as well as script writing, character designs by Kazuaki Morita based on the original character designs by Rui Komatsuzaki, art direction by Kazuto Shimoyama and sound direction by Satoki Iida; the 13-episode series aired in Japan between July 4 and September 26, 2013 on MBS' Animeism programming block airing on TBS, CBC and BS-TBS. The series has been licensed in North America by Funimation, who simulcast the series online and released it on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on November 10, 2015.

Manga Entertainment released the series in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2015. Madman Entertainment licensed the series in Australia and New Zealand and Polynesia Region who simulcasted the series on Madman Screening Room and released the series on February 10, 2016; the opening theme is "Never Say Never" by TKDzZb with rapping provided by Jas Mace and Marchitect and Tribeca, whilst the ending theme is "Zetsubōsei: Hero Chiryōyaku" by Suzumu feat. Soraru; the opening theme for episode one is "Danganronpa" by Masafumi Takada whilst the opening theme for episode four is "Monokuma Ondo" by Sachiko Kobayashi featuring Monokuma. The ending theme for episode 13 is "Saisei -rebuild-" by Megumi Ogata. Gaming website GamingTrend gave the series a 40 out of 100 overall, criticizing it for its length and portrayal of events from Trigger Happy Havoc, stating that "no character, moment, or message gets the time it deserves." Official Anime Website


Nikethamide is a stimulant which affects the respiratory cycle. Known by its former trade name of Coramine, it was used in the mid-twentieth century as a medical countermeasure against tranquilizer overdoses, before the advent of endotracheal intubation and positive-pressure lung expansion, it is no longer considered to be of value for such purposes. In alternate terminology, it is known as nicotinic acid diethylamide, which meaningfully emphasizes its laboratory origins, of which its common name is derived as a blend. Coramine was used by suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams when treating patient Gertrude Hullett, whom he was suspected of murdering. However, the toxicity of nikethamide is quite low. Theodor Morell, Adolf Hitler's personal physician, would inject the German ruler with Coramine when Hitler was unduly sedated with barbiturates. In addition, Morell would use Coramine as part of an all-purpose "tonic" for Hitler, it is available as a short-acting over-the-counter drug in several South American and European countries, combined with glucose in form of lozenges.

It is useful for mountain climbers to increase endurance at high altitudes. Contraindications include cardiovascular pathologies and epilepsy. In some sports, nikethamide is listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency as a banned substance. Jaime Huélamo was stripped of his bronze medal at the 1972 Olympic individual cycling road race after testing positive for Coramine. Croatian tennis player Marin Čilić was suspended from competition for nine months after he tested positive for nikethamide in April 2013; this ban was reduced to four months after Cilic appealed and claimed he had unintentionally ingested it in a glucose tablet bought at a pharmacy. Polish kart driver Igor Walilko was given a two-year ban reduced to eighteen months, from competition in 2010 due to testing positive for nikethamide after a win in Germany in July, 2010. Nicorandil DDB 33087

Yvonne Busch

Yvonne Busch was a jazz musician and an influential music teacher in New Orleans. Born to Edward and Bertha Scott Busch in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, Busch grew up in Tremé, which had an active music scene; the local music scene piqued her interest and at age eleven, on her own initiative, she left home to pursue a music education at Piney Woods Country Life School in Mississippi. She played the trumpet and toured with the school's all-female band Swinging Rays of Rhythm, performing at dances, clubs and USO events in the American South and Midwest. In 1943 she returned to New Orleans and continued her education at the Gilbert Academy under T. LeRoy Davis, the music director of the school. Influenced by Davis, she decided to pursue a teaching career, she enrolled in the teacher-training program at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She was the first female assistant director of the university's jazz band. In 1951 upon returning to New Orleans she became a public school teacher and taught for 32 years – a year at Booker T. Washington, six years at Joseph S. Clark, twenty five years at George Washington Carver high school.

She was a member of William Houston's big band, however she withdrew because of career demands. She performed with the Dooky Chase Orchestra; as a teacher and band director she faced funding and instrument shortages and used her own instruments and those of her acquaintances. She encouraged her students to play multiple instruments, she gave organized summer practice sessions for school bands. She directed large bands including marching bands. Many of her pupils went on to become notable musicians in their own right, such as Smokey Johnson, James Crawford, Herlin Riley, John Boudreaux, James Black, Nat Perrilliat. In 2005 her home was flooded during Hurricane Katrina. Subsequently she lived in the Dallas, Texas and returned to New Orleans in 2013, she died on February 28, 2014. Busch was the subject of a 2007 documentary film titled Legend in the Classroom: The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch and directed by a former student and professional photographer, Leonard Smith III. In 2012 the documentary was screened as part of the inaugural Sync Up Cinema, the film component of the Sync Up Music Conference, held at the New Orleans Museum of Art and, affiliated with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Al Kennedy. Chord Changes on the Chalkboard: How Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz and the Music of New Orleans. Scarecrow Press. Pp. 49–81. ISBN 9781461657460. A Legend in the Classroom – The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch documentary trailer, 2008 Yvonne Busch: music moment at WWOZ radio, Archive Yvonne Busch and music educator at JazzCorner News, Archive

Berrigan Shire

Berrigan Shire is a local government area in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire lies on the New South Wales State border with Victoria formed by the Murray River; the Shire is adjacent to the Riverina Highways. The Shire is a agricultural region, with dairying, cattle raising and cropping the main activities; the vast majority of the Shire is irrigated. Tourism is another major activity, concentrated on the river towns of Barooga; the mayor of Berrigan Shire is Cr. Matt Hannan, an unaligned politician. Towns in the shire are: Berrigan, where the Council office is based Finley Tocumwal, Barooga. A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Berrigan Council merge with parts of the Jerilderie Shire to form a new council with an area of 4,022 square kilometres and support a population of 10,000; the Jerilderie Shire Council submitted an alternate proposal to the Minister for Local Government that the entire Jerilderie Shire amalgamate with the Murrumbidgee Shire.

The NSW Government decided in May 2016 not to proceed with the proposed amalgamation. Berrigan Shire Council is composed of eight councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office; the mayor is elected by the councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, the makeup of the council is as follows: A by-election was held in July 2018 to fill the spot left vacant by the death of Berrigan candidate Bernard Curtin; the current Council, elected in 2016, with a by-election in June 2018, in order of election, is: Media related to Berrigan Shire at Wikimedia Commons Berrigan Shire Council website