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Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 to his death 33 days later. He was the first pope to have been born in the 20th century, his reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent year of three popes, the first to occur since 1605. John Paul I remains the most recent Italian-born pope, the last in a succession of such popes that started with Clement VII in 1523, he was declared a Servant of God by his successor, John Paul II, on 23 November 2003, the first step on the road to sainthood. Pope Francis named him as Venerable. Before the papal conclave that elected him, he expressed his desire not to be elected, telling those close to him that he would decline the papacy if elected, upon the cardinals' electing him, he felt an obligation to say yes, he was the first pontiff to have a double name, choosing "John Paul" in honour of his two immediate predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI. He explained that he was indebted to John XXIII and to Paul VI for naming him a bishop and a cardinal, respectively.

Furthermore, he was the first pope to add the regnal number "I", designating himself "the First". His two immediate successors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI recalled the warm qualities of the late pontiff in several addresses. In Italy, he is remembered with the appellatives of "Il Papa del Sorriso" and "Il Sorriso di Dio". Time magazine and other publications referred to him as "The September Pope", he is known in Italy as "Papa Luciani". In his hometown of Canale d'Agordo a museum built and named in his honor is dedicated to his life and brief papacy. Albino Luciani was born on 17 October 1912 in Forno di Canale in Belluno, a province of the Veneto region in Northern Italy, he was the son of Giovanni Luciani, a bricklayer, Bortola Tancon. Albino was followed by two brothers and Edoardo, a sister, Antonia, he was baptised on the day he was born by the midwife because he was considered to be in danger of death, the solemn rites of baptism were formalised in the parish church two days later. Luciani was a restless child, in 1922, aged 10, he was awestruck when a Capuchin friar came to his village to preach the Lenten sermons.

From that moment he decided that he wanted to become a priest and went to his father to ask for his permission. His father agreed and said to him: "I hope that when you become a priest you will be on the side of the workers, for Christ Himself would have been on their side". Luciani entered the minor seminary of Feltre in 1923, where his teachers found him "too lively", went on to the major seminary of Belluno. During his stay at Belluno, he attempted to join the Jesuits but was denied by the seminary's rector, Bishop Giosuè Cattarossi. Ordained a priest on 7 July 1935, Luciani served as a curate in his native Forno de Canale before becoming a professor and the vice-rector of the Belluno seminary in 1937. Among the different subjects, he taught canon law and sacred art. In 1941, Luciani started to work on a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University; this required at least one year's attendance in Rome. However, the Belluno seminary's superiors wanted him to continue teaching during his doctoral studies.

The situation was resolved by a special dispensation by Pope Pius XII on 27 March 1941. His thesis attacked Rosmini's theology and earned him his doctorate magna cum laude in 1947. In 1947, he was named chancellor to OFM Cap, of Belluno. In 1954, he was named the vicar general for the Belluno diocese. Luciani was nominated for the position of Bishop several times but he was passed down each time due to his poor health and his resigned appearance. In 1949, he published; this book, his first, was about teaching the truths of the faith in a simple way and comprehensible to all people. On 15 December 1958, Luciani was appointed Bishop of Vittorio Veneto by Pope John XXIII, he received his episcopal consecration that month from Pope John XXIII himself, with Bishops Bortignon and Gioacchino Muccin serving as the co-consecrators. Luciani took possession of the diocese on 11 January 1959, with Humilitas as his episcopal motto. In his first address to his new diocese, he told the people that he sought to be "a bishop, a teacher and a servant".

As a bishop, he participated in all the sessions of the Second Vatican Council. On 18 April 1962, Luciani issued a pastoral letter, entitled "Notes on the Council", in order to alert the faithful to the structure of the proceedings and the overall purpose of the Council, the doctrinal and practical issues. Between 1965 and 1969 he faced the schism of Montaner: all the residents of Montaner, a frazione of Sarmede, decided to renounce Catholicism and embrace the Orthodox religion, because they had great disagreement with their bishop Monsignor Luciani; the people did not agree with Luciani's decision to appoint John Gava as a new priest in 1966 since the people wanted their own choice, rather than the one Luciani had settled on. The people wanted a compromise: make their choice the parish's vice-rector if not parish priest, but Monsignor Luciani said the small village needed only one priest, that he was the sole authority on priestly selection. Continually, he recommended new priests, he was escor

Nicholas Roditi

Spencer Nicholas Roditi is a Zimbabwe-born British hedge fund manager for George Soros, turned real estate developer. Spencer Nicholas Roditi was born in August 1945, he was educated at Peterhouse Boys' School, an independent boarding school on the outskirts of Marondera, in Zimbabwe. He graduated in 1963. Roditi was George Soros's "most trusted advisor" for some years and ran his Quota Fund and Quasar International, for which he was paid £80 million in 2006. In April 2015, the Sunday Times estimated his net worth at £1.0 billionAccording to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2019, Roditi is worth £1.667 billion, an increase of £476 million from 2018. Roditi is a non-executive director of PGI Group. In 1997 he married his wife Pamela, has a son James and lives in a Georgian house in Hampstead, London, he has an estate in South Africa, about 40 miles from Cape Town

V. Sridhar

Sridhar V. Sambhram is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and lyricist in the Kannada film industry. Sridhar made his film debut in the 2008 musical blockbuster Mussanje Maathu for which he received critics and masses appreciation. Since he has composed and scored background music for successful films like Krishnan Love Story, Krishnan Marriage Story, Dubai Babu, Jai Lalitha to name a few, he considers senior musician Hamsalekha as his mentor. He has won Mirchi Award for Best Music Director for the film Krishnan Love Story and received a nomination at the 59th Filmfare Awards South for his composition for the film Krishnan Marriage Story, he won the Filmfare Award for the film Krishna Leela in 2015. He is Melody King of current Kannada Music Industry Sridhar V. Sambhram on IMDb V. Sridhar artist V. Sridhar filmography


Dunk-a-Roos are a snack food from Betty Crocker, first launched in 1990. It consisted of a snack-sized package frosting. Individual snack packages contain one cubic inch of frosting; the cookies are made in a variety of the most common being a hot air balloon. Other shapes included a circle with an uppercase "D" in the center and the mascot in different poses; the Dunkaroos mascot is a cartoon kangaroo, explaining the product's name, a portmanteau of dunk and kangaroos. The original mascot was Sydney, a caricature of modern Australian culture, who wore a hat and tie and spoke with an Australian accent, was voiced by John Cameron Mitchell. At the height of their popularity in 1996, a contest known as "Dunk-a-Roos Kangaroo Kanga-Who Search" was held, resulting in the new mascot: Duncan, named the dunkin' daredevil; the product continued to be sold in Canada. In 2016, General Mills announced a campaign called "Smugglaroos", which encouraged Canadians traveling to the United States to bring the snack to Americans who wanted it.

Dunk-a-Roos continued being sold in Canada with no comment by General Mills. In December 2019 Dunkaroos was brought back unofficially by Nestle with a choc-hazelnut flavor; the biscuits are shaped like a kangaroo biscuit. This is only available in Australia. On February 3rd, 2020, a Buzzfeed article was published claiming that General Mills sent them exclusive info regarding a return of Dunk-a-roos. An official Twitter account for Dunk-a-roos links to the article in the bio, claiming that Dunk-a-roos are scheduled to be re-released during the summer of 2020. Dunk-a-Roos Flavors include: Vanilla Frosting with Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Frosting with Graham Cookies, Strawberry Frosting with Vanilla Cookies, Rainbow Sprinkle Frosting with Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies; the cookies were cinnamon flavored. There was a special SpongeBob SquarePants Edition. In 2010, the cookies collaborated with Dreamworks to add series like Megamind and Shark Tale

Pastrana, Leyte

Pastrana the Municipality of Pastrana, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,002 people. Sometimes referred to as the "land of the fairies," Pastrana is an interior town of the province. Geographically, it is in the southwestern part of Leyte, about 27 kilometres from Tacloban City, its rice fields and coconut plantations are the main assets of the place. The climate is cool and the soil fertile; the water system at Tingib is designed to supply neighboring municipalities. Pastrana is politically subdivided into 29 barangays. Prior to incorporation as a separate municipality, Pastrana was part of the municipality of Dagami. Before the coming of the Spaniards, the settlement was called "Pamagpagan" because of the way the native inhabitants left their hair in disarray. In 1891, Captain Wenceslao Nielo, with the aid of a Spanish Franciscan friar by the name of Fr. Eusebio Ibanez, organized the settlement into a town and was transferred from Guinbaya-an to its present site.

Father Ibanez blessed it with a holy mass. As a token of gratitude, the inhabitants called the town "Pastrana" in honor of Fr. Ibanez, a native of Pastrana, Spain. Shortly afterwards, parochial schools were established. At this time, the unit of local administration was the pueblo; the first gobernadorcillo was Captain Wenceslao Nielo. He was assisted in the administration of the pueblo by the "Guinhaupan," a group of men equivalent to the present councilors, by the "tenientes" and by the "Cabezas de barangay." When the Philippine revolution broke out in 1898, the people fled to the mountains and for a time, the local government headed by Andres Villablanca, was temporarily suspended. It was at this moment in the history of the town that Jorge Capili, a guerrilla leader, burned the whole town. By the year 1901, Gregorio Marquez was appointed municipal president; the Americans who occupied the whole country, stationed a detachment at Dagami. They came once in a while to Pastrana to look after the affairs of the little town.

In 1903, the town was reverted into a barrio of Dagami due to inadequate finances. Pastrana for a time remained a barrio of Dagami. In 1912, Agaton Villablanca worked for the establishment of the barrio to a municipality so that its former status was regained. In gratitude, the people appointed Agaton Villablanca president. After five years when the first municipal election was held, Agaton Villablanca retained his leadership of the municipal government; when the Japanese occupied Pastrana in 1942, the people secretly fled to the mountains. The incumbent mayor evacuated and his elder brother took his place; the Japanese did not stay long. The guerillas burned down the buildings and for some time there were no Japanese in the town, but in 1943, the Japanese returned, for the soldiers constructed a garrison. The Japanese invaders ordered the civilians to live in the town proper. For two long years, the town residents suffered under the Japanese oppression. In 1944 when the American liberation forces drove out the Japanese, Francisco Villablanca, the pre-war mayor, automatically resumed his position and under him, the town was restored to its former status as a peaceful community.

At present, Pastrana is fast progressing in the agricultural field because of the biggest gravity irrigation system in eastern Visayas, located at Barrio Tingib, lacing the whole municipality with irrigation canals. A direct road to Palo as well as feeder roads have been constructed; the Binaha-an Dam provides an ideal picnic site with the stately Amandawing mountain in the background. In the 2015 census, the population of Pastrana, was 18,002 people, with a density of 210 inhabitants per square kilometre or 540 inhabitants per square mile. Philippine Standard Geographic Code Philippine Census Information Local Governance Performance Management System

Phil Crowe

Philip Ross Crowe is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League for the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, the Nashville Predators between 1994 and 2000. Hailing from Red Deer, Crowe played for the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Undrafted, he signed as a free agent in 1993 with the Los Angeles Kings, he played 16 games with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1995-96 season before spending parts of three seasons with the Ottawa Senators. Crowe was claimed from Ottawa by the new Atlanta franchise in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft on June 25, 1999, though he would never play with the team. Atlanta traded Crowe to Nashville for future considerations a day later. Known as an enforcer, Crowe played in 94 games during his NHL career and scored 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points, while collecting 173 penalty minutes. Since retiring from professional hockey, Crowe resides in Windsor, CO, he now plays in a hockey league in Northern Colorado.

Crowe is the co-owner of an oil and gas directional drilling company, Total Directional based out of Windsor, Co. --- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ---- Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1991-92 Toledo Storm ECHL 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 58 1991-92 Columbus Chill ECHL 32 4 7 11 145 -- -- -- -- -- 1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 6 1 0 1 29 -- -- -- -- -- 1992-93 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 53 3 3 6 190 -- -- -- -- -- 1993-94 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1993-94 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 5 0 1 1 26 -- -- -- -- -- 1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 0 2 2 77 -- -- -- -- -- 1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 46 11 6 17 132 6 0 1 1 19 1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 40 6 8 14 105 5 1 2 3 19 1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 16 1 1 2 28 -- -- -- -- -- 1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 41 7 7 14 83 -- -- -- -- -- 1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 26 0 1 1 30 3 0 0 0 16 1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 55 6 13 19 160 20 5 2 7 48 1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 3 0 3 24 -- -- -- -- -- 1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 2 0 0 0 9 -- -- -- -- -- 1998-99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 39 2 6 8 62 -- -- -- -- -- 1998-99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 14 1 3 4 18 -- -- -- -- -- 1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 8 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1999-00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 20 3 1 4 31 -- -- -- -- -- 1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 4 0 0 0 10 -- -- -- -- -- 2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 4 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2001-02 Ayr Scottish Eagles BISL 20 1 1 2 71 7 2 0 2 33 2003-04 Colorado Eagles CHL 54 9 8 17 112 4 0 0 0 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NHL Totals 94 4 5 9 173 3 0 0 0 16 Season Team Lge Type 2003-04 Colorado Eagles CHL Assistant Coach 2006-07 Colorado Eagles CHL Assistant Coach Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or The Internet Hockey Database