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Pope Pelagius I

Pope Pelagius I was Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church from 556 to his death in 561. He was the second pope of the Byzantine Papacy, like his predecessor, a former apocrisiarius to Constantinople, his relationship with Emperor Justinian the Great was controversial. Pelagius was elected Pope as Justinian's candidate, a designation not well received in the Western Church. Before his ordination, he opposed Justinian's efforts to condemn the "Three Chapters" in order to reconcile theological factions within the Church, but adopted Justinian's position, he came from a Roman noble family. His father John seems to have been vicar of one of the two civil "dioceses", or districts, into which Italy was divided. Pelagius accompanied Pope Agapetus I to Constantinople and was appointed by him nuncio of the Roman Church to that city. Pelagius acquired great influence with Justinian, returned to Rome in 543. In 545, when Pope Vigilius went to Constantinople on the orders of Emperor Justinian I, Pelagius stayed in Rome as the pope's representative.

Totila, King of the Goths, had begun to blockade the city. Pelagius poured out his own fortune for the benefit of the famine-stricken people, tried to induce the king to grant a truce. Though he failed, he afterwards induced Totila to spare the lives of the people when he captured Rome in December 546. Totila sent Pelagius to Constantinople in order to arrange a peace with Justinian I, but the emperor sent him back to say that his general Belisarius was in command in Italy. Pelagius was elected Pope as Justinian's candidate, a designation not well received by the western clergy and laity. While before his ordination he opposed Justinian's efforts to condemn the "Three Chapters" in order to reconcile theological factions in the Church, afterwards Pelagius adopted Justinian's position. Rumors that he might have somehow been complicit in the death of Virgilius, suspicion that his conceding to Justinian indicating a support for monophysitism undermined his papacy. To overcome this he worked to maintain public order in Rome, correct abuses among the clergy.

He labored on behalf of the poor and the victims of famine and war. In response to a request from the garrison commander at Civitavecchia, Pelagius directed Bishop Lawrence of that town, to provide chaplains for the army, he is credited with the construction of the Santi Apostoli, built to celebrate the complete victory of Narses over the Ostrogoths. The elderly pope served five years, upon his death was buried in St. Peter's. List of Catholic saints List of popes Ekonomou, Andrew J. 2007. Byzantine Rome and the Greek Popes: Eastern influences on Rome and the papacy from Gregory the Great to Zacharias, A. D. 590–752. Lexington Books. Pelagius I ˜Theœ Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity John Moorhead - Taylor and Francis - 2014 The Faith of the early Fathers W. Jurgens - Liturgical Press - 1970 The Byzantine Fathers of the sixth to eighth century Georges Florovsky - Büchervertriebsanstalt - 1987

Finn Høffding

Niels Finn Høffding was a Danish composer. Høffding studied composition under Knud Jeppesen and Thomas Laub, under Joseph Marx in Vienna from 1921-22, his works first became well known in Denmark in the 1920s the piece Karlsvognen. He began to study folk music about 1930, founded the Copenhagen School of Folk Music in 1931. From 1931 he taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he served as director after 1954. In 1956 and 1958 he was awarded the Nielsen Prize, his pupils include Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Vagn Holmboe, Bent Lorentzen, Leif Thybo. See: List of music students by teacher: G to J#Finn Høffding. In addition to composing, Høffding wrote several theoretical treatises. Note:This list is incomplete Kejserens nye klæder Kilderejsen op. 15 4 DIAPSALMATA (Søren Kierkegaard words, four diapsalmata from Either/Or vol. I. 1977 Karlsvognen Christofer Columbus Kantate til Det kongelinge danske Musikkonservatoriums drsfest Giordano Bruno Romance for Violin and String orchestra Concerto grosso Symphony No. 1 "Sinfonia impetuosa" op. 3 Symphony No. 2 "Il canto liberato" op. 5 Suite from Kejserens nye klæder op. 9 Symphony No. 3 op. 12 Overture for small orchestra Overture for amateur orchestra op. 18 Concerto for oboe and string orchestra Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia concertante" for piano, wind quintet and string orchestra op. 25 Evolution, Symphonic Fantasy No. 1 Fanfare, concert piece for orchestra Det er ganske vist, Symphonic Fantasy No. 2 Fire minespil, suite for orchestra Majfest, Fantasy on Danish folk dances Fantasia concertante op. 67 String Quartet No. 1 op. 2 String Quartet No. 2 op. 6 Chamber piece for soprano and piano Dialoger for oboe and clarinet op. 10 Wind Quintet op. 36 Sonata for oboe and piano Familien Vind, quintet for flute, clarinet and bassoon op. 53 Syv lette klaverstykker op. 15 Tre lettere klaverstykker op. 16 Sonatine in C 7 små episoder for piano 4 hands 20 små episoder for piano Kanon for piano Fem klaverstykker Jens Staubrand, Kierkegaard International Bibliography Music Works and Plays, Copenhagen 2009.

In English and Danish. ISBN 978-87-92510-05-1 Don Randel, The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, Harvard, 1996, pp. 385–386. ISBN 9780674372993

Gmina Kraszewice

Gmina Kraszewice is a rural gmina in Ostrzeszów County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Kraszewice, which lies 21 kilometres north-east of Ostrzeszów and 133 km south-east of the regional capital Poznań; the gmina covers an area of 75.11 square kilometres, as of 2006 its total population is 3,621. Gmina Kraszewice contains the villages and settlements of Głuszyna, Jaźwiny, Kraszewice, Kuźnica Grabowska, Mączniki, Racławice and Renta. Gmina Kraszewice is bordered by the gminas of Sieroszewice. Polish official population figures 2006

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok is a 5-star resort hotel owned by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. With a quarter of a mile of river frontage, the two-towers of the property face the Saphan Taksin BTS Station. In 2014, the hotel joined the Bangkok Riverside Marketing Partnership, a group of eight five-star hotels on Bangkok's riverside with a pledged 150 billion baht in investment in the area in January 2015; the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok was used for the ASEAN summit hosted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, by Aung San Suu Kyi and Wen Jiabao. The hotel opened in 1986 as one building, now known as the Shangri-La Wing, before adding the second Krungthep Wing in August 1991. All the hotels facilities remain in the 25-story Shangri-La Wing, with 673 rooms there, 129 in the Krungthep Wing, named after the local name for Bangkok. In the year of its opening, the hotel worked with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Royal Orchid Sheraton to boost tourism, which increased the number of events held in the city from US, Europe and Australia.

The hotel went through a US$17 million renovation in 2001–02 including its guestrooms, restaurant and spa as part of a wider US$130 million investment in the region, that included the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, the Makati Shangri-La, the China World Hotel and the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Between late 2007 and 2010 the hotel was renovated again at a cost of US$60 million, including all public spaces with a design change that aimed to blend contemporary elements with a more traditional Thai design.”In 2014 the hotel formed a business group with eight other five-star riverside hotels in Bangkok called the Bangkok Riverside Marketing Partnership. The other hotels are the Anantara Bangkok Riverside & Spa, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, The Peninsula Bangkok, Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, Royal Orchid Sheraton, in 2015 the group pledged an investment of 150 billion baht to boost tourism in the city with new shopping projects including a Yodpiman Riverwalk shopping mall and a riverfront project called Asiatique the Riverfront II.

A free ferry is planned, with all set to be completed by 2018. The hotel's design was based on the valley depicted in Lost Horizon, it was built by Japanese architect firm Kanko Kikaku Sekkisha on a site of 25,000 square meters, with 25 floors and one basement level. It opened with 716 rooms over a total of 77,610 sq.m. Floor space. Leese Robertson Freeman Designers developed the interior of the hotel, oversaw the 2001–02 renovation at a cost of US$17 million. Public spaces and rooms were designed by Wilson & Associates, including the colonnaded marble floored lobby featuring the work “Golden Shangri-La” by Thai sculptor Thongchai Srisukprasert based on author James Hilton's concept of “a harmonious place where all of the elements are aligned.” The landscape design was created by Bill Bensley of Bangkok-based Bensley Design Studio. Shangri-La Hotel, comprises 802 guestrooms starting at 7,000THB in the two adjacent towers, the Shangri-La Wing and Krungthep Wing; the rooms are decorated with classic Thai style designed by Wilson & Associates, include elm burlwood panelling and carved Thai motifs The Krungthep Wing is designed for greater privacy, with a private butler service.

Restaurants within the hotel include Angelini, the Horizon Cruise private riverboat on Chao Phraya River, the market-style NEXT2 Cafe designed by Tokyo's Super Potato and Shang Palace. The Long Bar and The Chocolate Boutique, inspired by traditional Belgian and French chocolate shops, were added in 2010. Angelini - ItalianAngelini opened in 1995 as one of the first high-end Italian restaurants in Bangkok, the two-story Angelini was designed by Baldauf Catton von Eckartsberg Architects of California. Run by Chef Omar Ugoletti of Marche in central Italy of London's Bertarelli Restaurant and Hong Kong's Michelin 3-star Mezzo Bombana, it has been voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Bangkok by Bangkok Dining & Entertainment for 12 years. Salathip - ThaiChef de Cuisine at the Salathip is Tussanee Putkaew, a graduate of food and nutrition from Bangkok Technical College who has overseen the restaurant since 2004. Putkaew, who grew up in the southern province of Chumphon has been invited to present Thai cuisine around the region including in Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

The restaurant, designed by Bensley Design Studios, hosts traditional Thai dance performances by artistic group That who reenact famous scenes from Thailand's epic, the Ramakien. It is recognised for preserving the culinary heritage of Thailand. Shang Palace - CantoneseOpened with the hotel in 1986, Shang Palace underwent a 120 million baht renovation in 2013; the 300-seat Shang Palace is now run by two other master chefs. The Executive Chinese Chef has more than 35 years experience working in restaurants around the world, including in Shanghai and Beijing; the hotel has been recognised by The Independent as the “best place to stay in Bangkok” with an “echoing marble lobby” and convenient links to the city's transport network via the Saphan Taksin BTS Station. The hotel was described by CNN as providing “quintessential Thai touches, including silk and teak finishings.” Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts


BlindWrite, the successor to BlindRead, is a computer program that writes to recordable CDs. The Blindread software, which reads CDs and writes CD image files, has been discontinued as a separately released product, but BlindRead's code is included in the newer BlindWrite suite of software that code to control CD writers. BlindWrite's most distinctive feature touted over other pre-existing CD writing software was to use the CD images BlindRead made. BlindRead's main features were the use of Sub codes and its willingness to be "blind" to errors and continue the copying process, rather than quitting when encountering reading errors caused from hardware trouble or disk damage that would cause many other software packages to terminate the reading process. Support for "Sub codes" known as "Sub Channel Data", distinguished the files created with BlindRead from other software that created CD image files; the "Sub code" data could be written in *. SUB files added to either of two already-existing popular formats, or the Sub code data could be written in *.

BWS files in BlindRead's native format that consisted of writing a CD image in a group of three files. This format, which has become known more as the BlindWrite native format, has two or three files for a proper image; the *. BWS Sub code image is optional and may or may not get created depending on an option selected in the software that created the image; the *. BWT control file is another small file, the file referred to in the user interfaces of software that supports this format and chooses just one file extension per CD image for the purposes of filename selection; the *. BWI file is the large image file. BlindWrite version 5 has been found using new native files; the files use the extensions *. B5T and *. B5I image files; the BlindRead format has been supported by software other than BlindRead and BlindWrite, including Daemon Tools, some of the earliest supporting software. The format was embraced by enthusiasts who were interested in making "more perfect" copies of CDs by using a process that used the Sub code data that other computer software did not support.

BlindWrite won the TopTenReviews Bronze Award in 2009. Official website VSO BlindWrite review b5i2iso - open-source tool to convert BlindWrite. B5I images into ISO images

Okunai Station

Okunai Station is a railway station on the East Japan Railway Company Tsugaru Line located in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Okunai Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 11.5 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Okunai Station has a dual opposed side platforms serving two tracks; the platforms are short, a door cut system is used for trains longer than 5 carriages long. The station is unattended. Okunai Station was opened on December 1951 as a station on the Japanese National Railways, it became unattended from 1961-1987. In 1968, freight operations were suspended. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East; the station building burned down in a fire in November 1999 and the present building was completed in March 2000. The station has been unattended again since 2001. Okunai-eki-mae bus stop Aomori municipal Bus For. Ushirogata via Hidariseki For. Furukawa via Jyusannmori and Okidate Kita Junior High School Okunai Elementary School List of railway stations in Japan Official website