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Prayers or Meditations

Prayers or Meditations, written in 1545 by the English queen Catherine Parr, was the first book published in England by a woman under her own name and in English language. It first appeared in print on 8 June 1545. Preceded in the previous year by her anonymously published Psalms or Prayers, the 60-page book consisted of vernacular texts selected and assembled by the Queen for personal devotion, it is based on the much longer 15th century Catholic devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, but reoriented for the purposes of the developing Church of England. Parr envisaged it as a private counterpart to the Exhortation and Litany, authored for public devotion by the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer. Archbishop Cranmer's was the first such work for the Church of England to receive royal approval. Prayers or Meditations reached a remarkable number of editions in the 16th century and was overall successful among English readers during Parr's lifetime and after her death in 1548.

Her stepdaughter Elizabeth translated it into Latin and Italian as a New Year's gift to Henry VIII. The Lamentation of a Sinner, Parr's second book published under her own name. Mueller, Janell. Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0226647242

So Far Away (Avenged Sevenfold song)

"So Far Away" is a song by the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, released as the third single for their fifth studio album, Nightmare. The single was released on April 2011 via Warner Bros.. The song is a tribute to the band's original drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, who died in December 2009, it is the band's third single released without former drummer The Rev, who died of a drug overdose on December 28, 2009. In late March All Access Music Group mentioned that the third single from the album Nightmare would be "So Far Away", scheduled to be played on the radio starting on April 5, 2011; this was the first Avenged Sevenfold song Synyster Gates wrote by himself since "I Won't See You Tonight Pt 1" on Waking the Fallen. During most concerts, the band performs the song as a tribute to the Rev by having the audience hold up their lighters or cell phones during the song as the stage background features a banner commemorating the Rev's legacy; this song was dedicated by Gates for the Belated James Owen "Jimmy" Sullivan on December 28, 2009.

Avenged Sevenfold posted a countdown on their official website that showed the time until release for a new video for "So Far Away". SFA7X When the video was released, the site crashed due to so many people attempting to watch the video at once. After a second failed attempt to release the video, they solved the problem by hosting the music video on YouTube; the music video features the four remaining members of the band playing in a studio and riding in a Chevrolet Impala through a neighborhood. Throughout the video, flashbacks of the four play, they are shown as children playing in a garage teens playing and hanging out, stealing beer from a liquor store. There is a scene in the video in which a young Sullivan is depicted riding the handlebars of a bike being ridden by a young M. Shadows, kicking over a metal trash can on the street. Shadows referenced this when talking about Sullivan before playing So Far Away at Rock am Ring 2014.. During the bridge, a collection of photos and videos of the Rev play.

It ends with a clip of the remaining band members embracing. This was the second video not to feature the current drummer for Avenged Sevenfold. For this music video, Synyster Gates uses a custom Schecter guitar, similar to his usual black/silver pinstriped guitar; however instead of the inlays on the fretboard reading "SYN", it displays "REV". Johnny Christ wore a guitar strap with the word "foREVer" written on it; as of December 2019, it has over 204 million views on YouTube. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 15 on the Alternative Songs chart; this is the band's first number-one single. Avenged SevenfoldM. Shadows – lead vocals Zacky Vengeance – acoustic guitar, backing vocals Synyster Gates – lead guitar, backing vocals Johnny Christ – bassAdditional musiciansMike Portnoy – drums Brian Haner Sr. – acoustic guitarProductionMike Elizondo – producer Andy Wallace – mixing Ted Jensenmastering Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Idle Moments

Idle Moments is a 1963 jazz album, released in 1965, by guitarist Grant Green. Released on Blue Note, it features performances by Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Blue Note in-house producer Duke Pearson on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Al Harewood on drums, it was released in early 1965. The album is best known for the title piece, a slow composition in C minor which lasts for nearly 15 minutes. Pearson, who wrote the song, explains in his liner notes to the album that the tune was meant to be much shorter. Due to the musicians repeating the main melody twice, there was some confusion as to whether or not one chorus would consist of 16 or 32 measures. Producer Alfred Lion was satisfied with the take, although he suggested that they do a retake to fit the song into a seven-minute limit. However, the song had a special feeling to it which no subsequent take could recapture, so it was decided to release the first take on the album. Two other songs, "Jean De Fleur" and "Django", were re-recorded in shorter renditions to compensate for the length of the title track.

The listing below follows the 1998 RVG edition of the album. The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings. "Idle Moments" – 14:56 "Jean De Fleur" – 6:49 "Django" – 8:44 "Nomad" – 12:16Bonus tracks on CD reissue: "Jean De Fleur" - 8:09 "Django" - 13:12Recorded on November 4 and November 15, 1963. Grant Green - guitar Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone Duke Pearson - piano Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone Bob Cranshaw - double bass Al Harewood - drums

1985 Stanley Cup playoffs

The 1985 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League began on April 10, after the conclusion of the 1984–85 NHL season. The playoffs concluded on May 30 with the champion Edmonton Oilers defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 8–3 to win the Final series four games to one and win the Stanley Cup; the following teams qualified for the playoffs: Montreal Canadiens, Adams Division champions – 94 points Quebec Nordiques – 91 points Buffalo Sabres – 90 points Boston Bruins – 82 points Philadelphia Flyers, Patrick Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions – 113 points Washington Capitals – 101 points New York Islanders – 86 points New York Rangers – 62 points St. Louis Blues, Norris Division champions – 86 points Chicago Black Hawks – 83 points Detroit Red Wings – 66 points Minnesota North Stars – 62 points Edmonton Oilers, Smythe Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions – 109 points Winnipeg Jets – 96 points Calgary Flames – 94 points Los Angeles Kings – 82 points In the series finale, the Canadiens got the only goal when Mats Naslund scored with just 51 seconds remaining in regulation.

Steve Penney stopped all 20 shots to register the shutout. In the final game, Buffalo led 5-3 with just nine minutes remaining, but allowed the Nordiques to score two goals in a span of 64 seconds to tie it at 12:06; the Nordiques' Brent Ashton got the winner with only 69 seconds left. The Quebec Nordiques and Montreal Canadiens battled in a seven-game series. Bitter rivals from the province of Quebec, the Nords shocked the Habs in 1982, only to see a fourth-place Montreal club upset Quebec two years later. In the deciding seventh game at the Montreal Forum, Peter Stastny scored the game and series winning goal, giving Quebec an improbable 3–2 overtime win and berth in the Wales Conference Finals. Quebec would not get to the conference finals again until 1996, their first year as Colorado Avalanche, they would win the Stanley Cup. The Philadelphia Flyers ended the New York Islanders' string of five straight seasons in the Stanley Cup Final by dispatching the club four games to one. Flyers goaltender Pelle Lindbergh registered a pair of shutouts, one in the first game and the other in the clinching fifth game, by a 1–0 score.

The Chicago Black Hawks outscored the Minnesota North Stars in an offensive-minded six-game series that featured 61 total goals. Defending Cup champion Edmonton was too much for the Winnipeg Jets, sweeping them in four straight games and doubling their goal total. Although the Flyers held the best record in the NHL with 53 wins and 113 points, the Adams Division held a better record against the Patrick Division, so the Wales finals began in Quebec City. Philadelphia and Quebec split the first four games of the series the Flyers edged the Nordiques, 2–1 in game five. Game six in Philadelphia was a tour-de-force for the Flyers, outshooting Quebec 36–15, winning 3–0. Flyers captain Dave Poulin's shorthanded goal early in the second period was the deciding factor in the contest; the team returned to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1980. The win came at a high cost for the Flyers as both 54-goal forward Tim Kerr and defenceman Brad McCrimmon would be lost for the remainder of the playoffs with injuries.

The Oilers defeated the Black Hawks in a six-game series which broke all sorts of records for total offense. Edmonton won the first two games at home by 11–2 and 7–3 scores, only to see Chicago strike back at home with 5–2 and 8–6 victories. However, Edmonton rebounded to blast the Hawks in the final two games, 10–5 and 8–2 to earn their third trip to the Cup Finals in as many years. Edmonton set all-time playoff marks with most goals in one series, most goals in a six-game series, both clubs set records with most total goals in a semifinal series and most total goals in one six-game series. Oilers' Jari Kurri scored three hat tricks in the series. Edmonton would lose the first game to the Flyers but would take the next four to win their second straight Stanley Cup. Wayne Gretzky was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player; these are the top ten skaters based on points. This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage, with at least 420 minutes played.

The table is sorted by GAA, the criteria for inclusion are bolded. 1984–85 NHL season List of NHL seasons List of Stanley Cup champions Diamond, Dan, ed.. Total Stanley Cup. Total Sports Canada. ISBN 1-892129-07-8

38 Canadian Brigade Group

38 Canadian Brigade Group is a formation of the Canadian Forces and Canadian Army's 3rd Canadian Division. The brigade group is composed of Primary Reserve units in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario east to Thunder Bay. Geographically, 38 CBG is Canada's largest brigade group; the brigade headquarters is located in Manitoba. The brigade's units are spread out over many communities, most of the soldiers serving in the brigade's units are reservists, part-time soldiers who serve within units in those communities; the brigade group is prepared to deploy and augment the Regular Force of the 3rd Canadian Division in domestic operations as well as support battle groups. The brigade has served in several domestic operations, including Operation Assistance, Operation Peregrine. Many soldiers of the brigade deployed to Afghanistan, as well as on NATO missions; the commanding officer of the 38 CBG is Colonel Gwen Bourque, CD. The 38 CBG Brigade Sergeant-Major is Chief Warrant Officer Rob Morris. Under command of the brigade group headquarters is the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Arctic Response Company Group.

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The Magnet

The Magnet was a United Kingdom weekly boys' story paper published by Amalgamated Press. It ran from 1908 to 1940; each issue contained a long school story about the boys of Greyfriars School, a fictional public school located somewhere in Kent, were written under the pen-name of Frank Richards. The vast majority of the stories were written by author Charles Hamilton, although substitute writers were sometimes used. Stanley James Rossiter-Shepherd wrote some substitute stories from 1921-1925; the most famous Greyfriars character was Billy Bunter, of the Remove. Most issues of The Magnet included a shorter serial story, many issues included a newspaper ostensibly produced by the characters themselves and called the Greyfriars Herald; these parts of the paper were not written by Charles Hamilton. The stories began in 1908, before the First World War, continued through the privations of that war and the Great Depression of the 1930s that followed; the Magnet was aimed at working-class boys who would never go to a public school themselves, hence part of the appeal of the stories was to portray the unattainable, not the public-school education itself, but in part, an affluent and well-fed lifestyle.

So called because of the colour of its cover in this period, it was created by an Amalgamated Press staff editor named Percy Griffiths, building on the success of the earlier boys' paper The Gem. These early years saw the creation of nearly all of the characters who would populate Greyfriars for the remainder of its history; the cover changed to white, as a result of the unavailability of red dye due to the war. This era saw a profusion of stories written by authors other than Hamilton, one of whom was the editor J N Pentelow, the only substitute writer whose work was given preference over that of Hamilton. Wartime paper shortages reduced the length of each weekly issue. Blue and Orange covers were introduced, a growing proportion of stories were written by Hamilton, as he came to see The Magnet as the main focus of his attention. By 1927 to 1930, only a handful of stories were the work of other writers; the last substitute story, "Speedway Coker" by M. F. Duffy, appeared in issue No.1220, published in July 1931.

The idea of a series of several linked stories appearing in consecutive issues started to dominate and become the key ingredient of this period, allowing increased complexity of plotting and stimulating finer writing. Most of the best remembered stories appeared in this period, including the Courtfield Cracksman, Methuselah and Brander rebellion series, as well as several ambitious travel series to far away places such as India, South Seas and East Africa, which its readers would never see, in truth most of which Hamilton himself never saw, being hugely in demand as an author; some Hamilton enthusiasts and scholars have suggested that the central years of this era represent a'Golden Age', a sustained period that saw a high standard in the quality of stories and series, occurring from the late 1920s to the early 1930s. Charles Hamilton himself agreed; the use of long serials continued, albeit recycling the plots of earlier years. The covers changed to salmon pink for the last four years. A decline in circulation, coupled with paper shortages, meant that The Magnet could not survive the Second World War.

The final issue was the opening story in a new series. After closing, it'merged' into the comic Knockout making Knockout Comic and The Magnet, in which the characters of Billy Bunter and Sexton Blake carried on appearing. After 1940, new Greyfriars stories by Hamilton continued to appear in book form, published by Charles Skilton and by Cassells, in a series which continued until Hamilton's death in 1961; some stories that had seen publication in The Magnet appeared during the mid-1960s, as late as 1972, from Armada Books and from Paul Hamlyn. Furthermore, most of the 1,683 issues of The Magnet were reprinted in hardback form by publisher W Howard Baker, under his Howard Baker and Greyfriars Book Club imprints, between 1969 and 1990. Percy Griffiths – 1908–1911. Nicknamed'Pushful Percy' owing to his dynamic character, he left Amalgamated Press in 1911, nothing is known of his subsequent history. Herbert Allen Hinton – 1911–1916. A military man who left to take up a wartime commission. John Nix Pentelow 1916–1919 – A cricket authority and writer who took over when many of the editorial staff were occupied with the war.

He contributed many stories himself on the pretext of a shortage in supply from Charles Hamilton and other writers. His writing is remembered for one story when an established character, Courtney of the Sixth Form, was killed off. Herbert Allen Hinton - 1919-1921, he left rather abruptly in 1921, due to plagiarism of a Magnet story. Charles Maurice Down – 1919–1940. A former public schoolboy, who conceived the idea of the popular'Holiday Annual'; the editor with whom Charles Hamilton got along the best. The author in fact stated that many attributes of Mr Down could be discerned in the schoolboy character Arthur Augustus D'arcy, found in the other companion paper—the Gem story-paper. "Gussy", the character in question, had a kind heart, and