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Pope John III

Pope John III can refer to Pope John III of Alexandria. Pope John III was Pope from 17 July 561 to his death in 574, he was born in Rome of a distinguished family. The Liber Pontificalis calls him a son of one Anastasius, his father bore the title illustris, more than being a vir illustris. According to the historian Evagrius, his birth name was Catelinus, but he took the name John on his accession, he may be identical with the subdeacon John who made a collection of extracts from the Greek Fathers and completed the translation of the Vitae patrum into Latin which Pope Pelagius I had begun. His pontificate is characterized by two major events; the first was the death of Emperor Justinian I in 565. Jeffrey Richards considers his reign was an "anomaly", "a temporary damming up of the stream of history." With his death, the Byzantine Empire turned its attention from Rome and the West to pressing problems in the Balkans, from the Avars and the Arabs. "Italy, being geographically peripheral to the imperial heartland took bottom place on the strategic priority list."The other major event was the invasion of the Lombards, which began in 568.

Much of northern Italy was overrun, as well as the central spine of the peninsula, making a shambles of the imperial administration. Further, their warriors threatened the survival of Rome herself, subjecting the Eternal City to repeated sieges. Lastly, their entrance reintroduced the newly extinguished Arian belief, which threatened the predominance of Catholicism; as the Lombards poured south into Italy, the newly appointed governor Longinus sat powerless in Ravenna, unable to stop them. Pope John took it upon himself to go to Naples, where the former governor Narses was preparing to return to Constantinople, beg him to take charge, he had been recalled by the new Emperor Justin II in response to Italian petitions over his oppressive taxation. Narses agreed to this, returned to Rome. However, popular hatred of Narses was extended to John for inviting him back; this unrest reached such a pitch that the Pope was forced to retire from Rome and take up residence at the catacombs along the Via Appia two miles outside the city.

There he carried out his duties, including the consecration of bishops. One recorded act of Pope John involved two bishops, Salonius of Embrun and Sagittarius of Gap, condemned in a synod at Lyons; this pair succeeded in persuading Guntram, King of Burgundy, that they had been condemned unjustly, appealed to the pope. Influenced by Guntram's letters, John decided, it is recorded in the Liber Pontificalis that he died on 13 July 574. List of Catholic saints List of popes

Metrobus (Istanbul)

Metrobus is a 50 km bus rapid transit route in İstanbul, Turkey with 45 stations which follows the city's ring-road via Avcılar and the Bosphorus Bridge to Söğütlüçeşme using dedicated bus lanes for much of the route. The busway, the first section of which opened in 2007 after two years of construction, is used by a number of Metrobus lines which operate within this ‘closed’ system carrying 800,000 people daily; the Turkish authorities have since assisted with the development of a similar system in Lahore, which opened in 2013. The name Metrobüs was coined by the transit agency to suggest that this system is a hybrid between a metro train and a bus. Construction of the first section of the busway, between Avcılar and Topkapı started in 2005; the busway opened on September 17, 2007. It was extended in an easterly direction from Topkapı to Zincirlikuyu, from Zincirlikuyu to Söğütlüçeşme, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. In 2012, it was extended from Avcılar to a western residential suburb, Beylikdüzü.

The busway is 50 km in length and has 45 stations, with one lane each direction following Istanbul's main highway D.100. The system follows the city's ringroad, with a separated right-of-way between Avcılar and Zincirlikuyu and between the eastern end of the Bosphorus Bridge and Söğütlüçeşme. There are no intersections with a dedicated bus lane in each direction with few passing lanes. Buses drive on the left-hand side of the bus lane, so that their doors, designed for conventional operation with door to the right-hand side of the vehicle, open onto the bidirectional central platforms. Most services operate only with the ‘closed’ BRT system however; the following table shows the interval between buses for each of three sections of the line for vehicles traveling in an easterly direction. Times above shown as'minutes:seconds' There are six main services, each operating on different sub-sections of the route, the infrequent 34G, a'night service', which operates over the full length for the busway.

Table showing the number of trips made by different lines using the busway At the eastern end, a new extension to Göztepe is planned. It has been suggested that Phileas buses, which are now used, were underpowered and not strong enough to carry heavy passenger loads and climb steep hills typical in Istanbul, though the hillclimbing aspect of this perception does not appear to have much evidential basis. IETT's stated loading capacity for the buses was higher than that of the manufacturer The Phileas buses were designed with the capacity to use an electronic guided bus system; the one-way Metrobus lanes become blocked whenever a bus breaks down causing delays for the buses in that direction. The makers of the Phileas buses’ APTS’ were taken to court in 2010 by IETT over the failures. An official investigation was launched by the government with the company. Shaded boxes indicate. Routes 34 34A 34AS 34BZ 34C 34G 34U 34Z Public transport in Istanbul Guided bus TransMilenio Metrobüs Forum Metrobüs Schedule Beylikdüzü Metrobus Countdown

Curculio elephas

Curculio elephas is a species of beetle in the family Curculionidae, the true weevils. It is known as the chestnut weevil, it is a serious pest of chestnut. The adult female weevil drills a hole in deposits one egg inside; when the larva emerges it feeds on the fruit. It emerges from the chestnut, drops to the ground, buries itself several centimeters deep in the soil. Larvae may pupate for several years; the adult lives in the canopy of the chestnut tree. In some chestnut-growing regions, infestation of the fruit by weevil larvae can reach 90%. Chemical control of the pest is difficult. Other suggested control methods include collecting fallen chestnuts which may contain larvae, the use of biological pest control agents, such as fungi; this insect is not limited to the chestnut. It is a main predator of the seeds of holm oak; the larvae feed and develop inside the acorns

Adriano Belli

Adriano Belli is a retired football player who played in the CFL and NFL. Belli is nicknamed "The Kissing Bandit" for his penchant for kissing people on their cheeks, he has gained a reputation for being a kind and funny man off the field and a nasty and annoying player to his opponents on the field. Belli grew up in the High Park region of Toronto and attended Humberside Collegiate Institute for the first three years of high school, he elected to transfer to Central Technical School in the Harbord Village area of Toronto and commuted by subway to take advantage of Central Tech's football program. He credits his high school coach, Chuck Wakefield, for helping him get a scholarship to the University of Houston. On February 19, 2007 The Toronto Argonauts signed Belli. After the last game of the 2009 season, Belli charged into the Montreal Alouettes locker room and challenged the entire team to a fight. Belli retired on May 11, 2011, on a Tall ship in Toronto and became a colour commentator/sportscaster on Rogers Sportsnet as their CFL Analyst.

During his retirement, Belli competed for Team Canada when they participated in the 2011 IFAF World Championship in Austria. The team went on to win the Silver medal. On October 17, 2012, Belli was signed by the Toronto Argonauts, he went on to win the 100th Grey Cup with the Argos, a game. Belli retired from the CFL for the second time on May 29, 2013. Belli runs a meat distribution and packing company with his family in Mississauga, Ontario. Toronto Argonauts profile "Argonauts sign Adriano Belli" BELLI FITTING IN ALONG ARGOS' TRENCHES Kissing Bandit shows the love

Ajuma Nasenyana

Ajuma Nasanyana is a Kenyan model. She has worked among other designers. Nasanyana is a fashion model born in the town of Lodwar, situated in the Turkana District of Kenya, her first foray into modeling was in the Miss Tourism Kenya competition in 2003, where she was crowned Miss Nairobi. It was through this competition that she came to the attention of Lyndsey McIntyre of Surazuri Modeling Agency. Soon afterward, Gamma Photo Agency came to Kenya to do a story on McIntyre's scouting work and were so taken with Nasenyana that she became the main feature of the story; the pictures taken were compiled into a portfolio and presented to international agency Ford Models, who entered her in Ford's Supermodel of the World competition. In November 2003, Nasanyana traveled to Europe to build her portfolio prior to the Supermodel finals in New York City, she soon signed with agencies in London, Austria, Ireland and Sweden. Nasanyana participated in the New York Fashion Week alongside Naomi Campbell and Alek Wek for designers such as Baby Phat and Carlos Mienes before traveling to Milan to model for fashion houses such as Ungaro during the Italian Fashion Week.

Paris was the final destination during the winter show season and British designer Vivienne Westwood made her the lead model in her show. Since Nasanyana has shot several magazine editorials, a video for Lacoste, a catalogue for Issey Miyake. In 2011, she was named AFI African Fashion International's, Africa Fashion Week Model of the Year 2012. Besides modeling, Nasanyana has decried the apparent trend in her native Kenya toward rejection of the indigenous Black African physical standards of beauty in favour of those of other communities. In an interview with the Kenyan broadsheet the Daily Nation, she stated that "it seems that the world is conspiring in preaching that there is something wrong with Kenyan ladies' kinky hair and dark skin Their leaflets are all about skin lightening, they seem to be doing good business in Kenya, it just shocks me. It's not OK for a Caucasian to tell us to lighten our skin. I am natural. People in Europe and America love my dark skin, but here in Kenya, in my home country, some consider it not attractive."As a remedy, Nasanyana has contemplated launching a cosmetic and natural skincare line for women like herself.

She hopes that her products will inspire her contemporaries to love their own appearance instead of attempting to alter it through artificial means, such as by skin bleaching. Fashion Model Directory Profile

Edward C. Dickinson

Edward Clive Dickinson is a British ornithologist specialising in the taxonomy of southeast Asian birds. Edward Dickinson was born in 1938, in Paget Parish, the son of Lionel Gilbert Dickinson and Eileen Dickinson née Barlow, he was educated at Westminster School. After leaving school he worked from 1962 as a product manager for Pronesiam Inc. in Bangkok. In 1965 he married Dorothy Sopper. From 1968 to 1970, he was the editor of the National Historical Bulletin of the Siam Society. In 1971, Dickinson moved to Nestlé. From 1973 to 1975, he worked for Filipro in Manila. In 1975, Dickinson had his first ornithological book published, A Field Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia, coauthored with Ben F. King. In 1991, his The Birds of the Philippines: An Annotated Checklist was published, it was followed by various manuals and checklists, a professional ornithological position at Naturalis in Leiden, where he worked as a research associate as of 2012. Dickinson founded the publishing house Aves Press Limited, is a member of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

Dickinson has built on his lifelong passion for ornithology to make numerous contributions to taxonomy. Together with René Dekker he wrote Systematic Notes on Asian Birds, a series of articles devoted to the taxonomic revision of the Asian avifauna. Since 2011 he has been the editor of an open-access journal for taxonomy. In 1997, Dickinson took on editorship of the Howard and Moore Checklist of the Birds of the World, contributing to the publication of the 3rd Edition in 2003 and the 4th in 2014