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Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura

Publius Cornelius Lentulus, nicknamed Sura, was one of the chief figures in the Catilinarian conspiracy and a stepfather of Mark Antony. When accused by Sulla of having squandered the public money, he refused to render any account, but insolently held out the calf of his leg, on which part of the person boys were punished when they made mistakes in playing ball, akin to inviting a slap on the wrist, he was praetor in 75 BC, governor of Sicily in 74 BC, consul in 71 BC. In 70, being expelled from the senate with a number of others for immorality, he joined Catiline. Relying upon a Sibylline oracle that three Cornelii should be rulers of Rome, Lentulus regarded himself as the destined successor of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Lucius Cornelius Cinna; when Catiline left Rome after Cicero's second speech In Catilinam, Lentulus took his place as chief of the conspirators in the city. In conjunction with C. Cornelius Cethegus, he undertook to murder Cicero and set fire to Rome, but the plot failed owing to his timidity and indiscretion.

Ambassadors from the Allobroges being at the time in Rome, the bearers of a complaint against the oppressions of provincial governors, Lentulus made overtures to them, with the object of obtaining armed assistance. Pretending to fall in with his views, the ambassadors obtained a written agreement signed by the chief conspirators, informed Q. Fabius Sanga, their "patron" in Rome, who in his turn acquainted Cicero; the conspirators were forced to admit their guilt. Lentulus was compelled to abdicate his praetorship, and, as it was feared that there might be an attempt to rescue him, he was put to death in the Tullianum on 5 December 63 BC, along with other senatorial supporters of Catiline; the legitimacy of these killings, which were carried out on the personal command of the consuls and without a judicial trial, was disputed. Cicero argued that his actions were lawful under the Senatus consultum ultimum, but was exiled in 58 BC after the people's tribune, Publius Clodius Pulcher, Cicero's bitter enemy, passed a law prohibiting extrajudicial killings of Roman citizens, accused Cicero of having violated it.

This is an example of an ex post facto law. He was recalled the following year, though, by a vote of the senate. Cicero had cause to regret his actions, as his treatment of Lentulus was one of the reasons why Mark Antony, Lentulus' stepson demanded Cicero's execution as a condition of his joining the Second Triumvirate. Octavian refused to agree to Mark Antony's demand. Lentulus, Roman patrician family. Dio Cassius xxxvii. 30, xlvi. 20 Plutarch, Cicero, 17 Sallust, Catilina Cicero, In Catilinam, iii. iv.. March, Duane A. "Cicero and the'Gang of Five'", Classical World, Volume 82, p.225–234. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Lentulus". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 430–431

Mohamed Kamal Fadel

Mohamed Kamal Fadel is the Polisario Front representative of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to Australia & New Zealand. He had worked since 1986 in several diplomatic postings, as on SADR embassies or representations on Algeria, Iran, the United Kingdom & East Timor. In 1999 he was appointed as Sahrawi representative to Australia & New Zealand and as roving ambassador for the South Pacific region, he holds an MA in International Relations from the University of United Kingdom. He speaks Hassaniya, English and Spanish. 1995–1999 Adjunt POLISARIO representative for the United Kingdom & Ireland 1999–current POLISARIO representative for Australia & New Zealand 2009–2010 SADR ambassador for East Timor

Edwin Poots

Edwin Poots is a Northern Irish politician. He is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party and is a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lagan Valley. Poots was educated at the Wallace High School and studied at Greenmount Agricultural College, he is married with four children. He is a farmer and served on Lisburn City Council, his father, Charles Poots, was a DUP politician, having stood in the 1969 Northern Ireland General Election for the Protestant Unionist Party. Poots was a member of the Environment Committee and chaired the Committee of the Centre in the 1998–2003 Assembly. On 8 May 2007, he was appointed Minister of Culture and Leisure in the Northern Ireland Executive, a post he held until 9 June 2008, when a cabinet re-shuffle saw this post being reassigned to Gregory Campbell, he was subsequently made Deputy Mayor of Lisburn on 23 June 2008. On 1 July 2009, Poots was returned to the Executive as Minister of the Environment, in charge of the Department of the Environment. In May 2011, he was appointed as Minister of Social Services and Public Safety.

On June 2011, Poots fired his legal shotgun twice from his upstairs window as a warning to intruders on his property in Lisburn, who fled. His family called an investigation began. A DUP spokesman said "Given the risk to Mr Poots and his family, a held shotgun was safely discharged into the air by Mr Poots from within his house to alert the intruders that their presence was known."On 23 September 2014, Poots was replaced by Jim Wells as Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. Poots rejects the theory of evolution. In the same interview, when asked by BBC presenter William Crawley how old the Earth was, Poots replied: "My view on the earth is that it's a young earth. My view is 4,000 BC." Young earth creationism is accepted by the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, of which Poots is a member, other conservative evangelicals in Northern Ireland. Poots caused controversy by banning blood donations from gay people, saying "I think that people who engage in high-risk sexual behaviour in general should be excluded from giving blood."

He defined risky behaviour as "someone who has sex with somebody in Africa or sex with prostitutes". In September 2013, as Health Minister for Northern Ireland, he fought the ruling that would bring laws around LGBT adoption in N. I. into line with mainland UK. In January 2016, Poots was criticised by some for saying that the newly elected First Minister, Arlene Foster's, most important job was as a "wife and daughter". Poots defended himself saying it was not sexist and that he considered his most important job to be that of a "husband and son". Others considered his comments were kind and well meaning

Crystal Peak Dolomite

The Crystal Peak Dolomite is a geologic formation in the Wah Wah Mountains of western Utah. It preserves fossils dating from the Ordovician period; this geographic stratum is named for its dolomite. It is named for exposures at the Crystal Peak section 10 miles southwest of Smooth Canyon, Millard County, Utah in the Great Basin province, it separates the Watson Ranch Quartzite tongue of Swan Peak quartzite from the younger Eureka quartzite. The stratum consists of brown, gray to black fine- to medium-grained, but may be coarse-grained, dolomite. Thin quartz sandstone and siltstone occur about 50 feet from base; the layer is 85 feet thick in Smooth Canyon. The stratum is fossiliferous and it has been shown to contain orthocone cephalopods and corals; the thickness has been measured between 61 ft thick in Tule Valley, Utah to 92 ft thick in Desert Range Experiment Station, Utah. It is classified as Middle Ordovician age; the Crystal Peak equivalent has been recognized in the Lehman Formation in the Snake Range of Nevada, but was not identified in adjoining eastern Nevada.

List of fossiliferous stratigraphic units in Utah Paleontology in Utah Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. G. W. Webb. "National Geologic Map Database". Retrieved 13 January 2016. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. "The Great American Carbonate Bank". Retrieved 13 January 2016

JoaquĆ­n Canaves

Joaquín Canaves was a Spanish prelate who served as the Bishop of Malta from 1713 till 1721. Canaves was born in Majorca in Spain. On 24 February 1679 he was ordained priest of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. On August 30, 1713, Pope Clement XI appointed him as the successor of Bishop Davide Cocco Palmieri of Malta, he was consecrated bishop by Cardinal Francesco Acquaviva on September 10 and formally installed on October 4 of the same year. He spent the remaining 7 years as bishop of Malta until June 3, 1721, when he died at the age of 81. Catholic Church in Malta

AV-8B Harrier Assault

AV-8B Harrier Assault is a combat flight simulator/realtime strategy game developed by Simis and first published by Domark in 1992. The game is set in a fictional conflict between United States forces and the Indonesian army occupying East Timor. A battlegroup led by USS Tarawa is diverted from a navy exercise along with its escorts and is ordered to aid the Rapid Deployment Force Marine units engage the Indonesian forces and occupy the island; the carrier group is equipped with a squadron of 16 AV-8B Harrier II jets, a number of CH-46 Sea Knight and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters stationed on Tarawa and the escort vessels and a brigade of AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles and support vehicles aiding the marines and the special forces units. The game is a cross between a flight simulator. Players can ignore one of the elements and either play a pure real-time strategy game controlling the forces as the battle plan progresses, or alternatively participate only in combat, flying the AV-8B Harrier missions.

In practice however, tweaking the battle plan is essential as enemy reinforcements or lost ground battles can affect the plan as a whole. Flying some missions is essential, e.g. intercepting C-130 planes carrying enemy reinforcements, something that the game's AI cannot handle. Otherwise, enemy forces may re-establish control of strategic locations; the game starts in the Tarawa command center. Players are given the choice of creating their own battle plans or loading the Ocean Sabre plan in the Tactical Amphibious Warfare Data System, containing navy/army deployments and operations spanning a five-day period; the battle plan contains information about the movement of navy and aerial units during each stage of the operation and needs to take into account all expected enemy strength at various points in the operation area. When the battle plan initiates, the first combat flying mission becomes available, where the player can attack a number of targets on the island; as the game progresses new missions become available, ranging from bombing enemy bases and vehicles, air superiority and close air support of friendly units.

The game ends when all enemy forces are destroyed and all strategic locations are occupied by friendly forces. The game's flight simulator quite convincingly portrays the flying characteristics of an AV-8B Harrier II jet; the fighter plane can take off horizontally or vertically from the deck of the USS Tarawa and land vertically when the mission ends. Inside the cockpit, the HUD and MFD provide combat information of enemy units along with aircraft and mission data and the point of view can be rotated left and back. There are two external camera views, one following the plane and a stationary flyby camera view, which displays a view of the aircraft as it speeds past the camera; the PC version of the game was released with VGA resolution graphics. A subsequent release in the same year upscaled the graphics to SVGA resolution, creating the first SVGA flight simulator; the game in the SVGA release was re-branded to SVGA Harrier. The game was banned in Australia due to protests from the Catholic Teachers Federation, on the grounds that the game is offensive to East Timorese.

Computer Gaming World wrote in 1993 that the game "may well be the first successful integration of" the flight simulation and wargame genres, stating that the flight model was "one of the best available". Despite criticizing the many bugs, the magazine concluded. There are enough innovations and hooks in the game to warrant spending some time". Stating in 1994 that "the graphic upgrade is the only functional difference between the first Harrier and SVGA Harrier", the magazine reported that the latter "has done a great job of conveying the feeling of flight", praising the "smooth" controls. Computer Gaming World however criticized the "poor" computer opponents, stated that the SVGA graphics upgrade was incomplete, cited many bugs, warned that the "simplistic user interface" and documentation made playing the otherwise excellent campaign "too much for many players to bear"; the magazine recommended SVGA Harrier to flight simulation fans but not to wargamers. Harrier Assault was named the 84th best computer game by PC Gamer UK in 1997.

The editors wrote, "The success of Domark's definitive Harrier flight sim hung on the depth and complexity of its enormous campaign". AV-8B Harrier Assault at MobyGames