Qusay Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti was an Iraqi politician and heir. He was the second son of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, he was appointed as his father's heir apparent in 2000. He was in charge of the Military. Hussein was born in Baghdad around 1966 to Ba'athist revolutionary Saddam Hussein, in prison at the time, his wife and cousin, Sajida Talfah; some sources have said the birth year was 1967 while others have said 1968. As a child, his father would take his brother to watch executions. Unlike other members of his family and the government, little is known about Hussein, politically or personally, he married Sahar Maher Abd al-Rashid. Hussein played a role in crushing the Shiite uprising in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War and is thought to have masterminded the destruction of the southern marshes of Iraq; the wholesale destruction of these marshes ended a centuries-old way of life that prevailed among the Shiite Marsh Arabs who made the wetlands their home, ruined the habitat for dozens of species of migratory birds.
The Iraqi government stated that the action was intended to produce usable farmland, though a number of outsiders believe the destruction was aimed against the Marsh Arabs as retribution for their participation in the 1991 uprising. Hussein's older brother Uday was viewed as their father's heir-apparent until he sustained serious injuries in a 1996 assassination attempt. Unlike Uday, known for extravagance and erratic, violent behavior, Qusay kept a low profile so details regarding his actions and roles are obscure. Iraqi dissidents claim; the Sunday Times reported that Hussein ordered the killing of Khalis Mohsen al-Tikriti, an engineer at the military industrialization organization, because he believed Mohsen was planning to leave Iraq. In 1998, Iraqi opposition groups accused Hussein of ordering the execution of thousands of political prisoners after hundreds of inmates were executed to make room for new prisoners in crowded jails. Hussein's service in the Iraqi Republican Guard began in 2000.
It is believed that he became the supervisor of the Guard and the head of internal security forces, had authority over other Iraqi military units. On the afternoon of 22 July 2003, troops of the 101st Airborne 3/327th Infantry HQ and C-Company, aided by U. S. Special Forces, killed Hussein, his 14-year-old son Mustapha, his older brother Uday, during a raid on a house in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Acting on a tip from Hussein's cousin, a special forces team attempted to apprehend everyone in the house at the time. After being fired on, the special forces called for backup. After Task Force 121 members were wounded, the 3/327th Infantry surrounded and fired on the house with a TOW missile, Mark 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher, M2 50 Caliber Machine guns and small arms. After about four hours of battle, the soldiers entered the house and found four dead, including the two brothers and their bodyguard. There were reports. Brigadier general Frank Helmick, the assistant commander of 101st Airborne, commented that all occupants of the house died during the gun battle before U.
S. troops were able to enter. On 23 July 2003, the American command stated that it had conclusively identified two of the dead men as Saddam Hussein's sons from dental records; because many Iraqis were skeptical of news of the deaths, the U. S. Government released photos of the corpses and allowed Iraq's governing council to identify the bodies despite the U. S. objection to the publication of American corpses on Arab television. Afterwards, their bodies were reconstructed by morticians. For example, Qusay's beard was shaved and gashes from the battle were removed, they announced that the informant the owner of the house, would receive the combined $30 million reward on the pair. Hussein was the ace of clubs in the coalition forces' most-wanted Iraqi playing cards, his father was the ace of spades and his brother was the ace of hearts. Hussein's other two sons, Yahya Qusay and Yaqub Qusay, are presumed alive, but their whereabouts are unknown. GlobalSecurity.org: Qusay Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti BBC News: Saddam's rival sons, 10 September 2002 BBC News: Saddam's hated sons, 23 July 2003
The Charles W. Shaver House is a historic house at the northeast corner of Court and Spring Streets in Evening Shade, Arkansas, it is a single-story brick structure, with an L-shaped configuration. Built in 1874, it is distinctive as a rare brick postbellum 19th century house in the community, as the home of Charles W. Shaver, a son of the one of the city's founders, John W. Shaver. Shaver, despite being a wheelchair user, was a successful local merchant who thrived during the American Civil War, in part by crossing military lines to acquire needed supplies for the community; the use of Greek Revival elements in the house was a trend-setter in home construction in the community. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. John W. Shaver House, 1854 home of Charles W. Shaver's father National Register of Historic Places listings in Sharp County, Arkansas
Alden G. Barber was a long-serving professional Scouter for the Boy Scouts of America, served as the fifth Chief Scout Executive of the BSA from 1967 to 1976, he served during the peak membership years of the BSA, was instrumental in modernizing the BSA program the Boy Scout program for boys ages 11 to 17. Alden Barber became a Boy Scout at age 12 in 1931 in California, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Barber and his wife Mitzi Lee Barber had four children. In January 1941 Barber became a district executive in California. During the World War II era, he served as officer an Army Air Corps bombardier. In 1946 he returned to his position in Santa Monica before serving as assistant Scout Executive in West Los Angeles, he became the Buttes Area Council Executive in California. During 1952 and 1953 he worked with volunteers to identify a new summer camp site in the Sierra Nevada mountains near a lake, they found Lake Sterling, a Pacific Gas & Electric reservoir, discovered that it was within 5 miles of 13 other small lakes suitable for back country treks.
They established Camp Robert L. Cole at the site, he was hired as the Council Executive in the Golden Empire Council in Sacramento, in Chicago, Illinois. In October 1967, he was appointed by the BSA National Executive Board as Chief Scout Executive. During his tenure, there was a strong membership development emphasis called "Boypower 76" which stressed the goal of reaching a representative one third of all boys in the country by serving more minority youth and urban youth, he worked with volunteers and staff to reshape program elements for the core Boy Scouting program during a major 1972 revision. These major changes included a new Scout Handbook, complete revision for Boy Scout rank advancement requirements, addition of "skill awards", multiple uniform options; some of the program changes were well received, but other changes those that emphasized urban activities over camping and out-of-town trips, were criticized. He resigned his position before the normal retirement age, due in part to BSA experiencing membership declines and internal issues.
A high-adventure program for Exploring was started with wilderness base camps, including the Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico. Barber was a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, he was a recipient of the Bronze Wolf Award, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting. In his retirement, he was the guest speaker at a number of local council events. Alden Barber Mic-O-Say biography
The supporters of Celtic, a Scottish football club, were estimated in 2003 to number around ninety million worldwide. Numerous fan magazines and supporters' websites are dedicated to the club, there are in excess of 200 supporters' clubs in over 30 countries around the world. Celtic supporters have traditionally come from the Catholic population of Scotland and people of Irish background, but not exclusively. In 2003, Celtic fans received awards from FIFA and UEFA for their exemplary fair and cordial conduct after 80,000 fans had travelled to Seville for the 2003 UEFA Cup Final. In 2017, Celtic fans were awarded with the FIFA Fan Award for their tifo commemorating the 50th anniversary of the club's 1967 European Cup win. Celtic was founded as a charity for poor Irish immigrants in Glasgow by Brother Walfrid, a Marist Brother from County Sligo, Ireland. Celtic is associated with Scotland's Irish Catholic community and have a significant number of supporters in Ireland and among members of the Irish diaspora elsewhere.
Celtic has developed a fanbase in a number of countries around the world, with over 160 supporters' clubs in over 20 countries around the world. Research in 2003 by Capita Consulting in conjunction with the Cranfield Institute estimated the worldwide fan base as being around 13 million; this fanbase has extended to Japan since 2005, when Japanese international Shunsuke Nakamura joined the club, although the Tokyo Celtic Supporters' Club had been established in 2001. In 2009, marketing agency Sports Revolution reported that there were an estimated seven million Celtic supporters in Japan alone. There are Celtic supporters clubs in South Korea, Sweden Croatia, Germany and Norway while the club's profile in Kenya has been boosted by a team in Nairobi. Kibera Celtic, who were inspired by Celtic's charitable roots and use the profits from football to fund charitable initiatives in Kenya and throughout Africa. In 2003, it was estimated. In 2002, former Rangers director, Hugh Adam, claimed that Celtic were "the best-supported football club in North America" and that the club's "Irish connection" was a determinant factor in their popularity.
In 2004, The Sunday Times, when commentating on several European teams who were touring in the U. S at the time, stated that clubs such as Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United attracted support in the United States only when touring the country. In contrast, Celtic were said to "have such a strong pre-existing relationship with a huge expatriate following here that their support will endure." There are around 80 Celtic supporters clubs in North America, nearly half of all U. S states have a Celtic supporters club. Celtic have developed supporters clubs in Australia, South Africa, elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere. Celtic's home stadium is Celtic Park, located in Parkhead in the East End of Glasgow, it is the largest football stadium in Scotland. Celtic Park's capacity has been 60,832 since the mid-1990s following redevelopment that turned it into an all-seater stadium in 2002 was put down to 60,501 in 2003 until the present 2013–14 season put down again to 60,355. Celtic Park's average attendance for the 2010–11 season was 48,968, the highest in Scottish football and the twelfth highest in Europe.
Celtic's highest average attendance over the last ten seasons was 58,150 in the 2005–06 season. Over the next three seasons Celtic's average attendance remained above 57,000 before dropping to 45,582 during the 2009–10 season. A study of stadium attendance figures from 2013 to 2018 by the CIES Football Observatory ranked Celtic at 16th in the world during that period, with the proportion of the distribution of spectators in Scotland at 36.5%, the highest of any club in the leagues examined. The Scottish Cup Final in 1937 between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park was watched by a crowd of 146,433, a record for a club match in Europe. In 1970, Celtic's'home' leg of their two-legged European Cup semi-final tie against Leeds United was played at Hampden Park to accommodate the expected large attendance. A 136,505 crowd watched Celtic win 2–1 on the night, a record attendance for a competitive European club tie that stands to this day; the club's large travelling support make Celtic a popular choice of opponent for English-based footballers to select for testimonial matches.
Over 5000 Celtic supporters turned for Peter Beardsley's testimonial match at St James' Park, Newcastle, in January 1999. An estimated 15,000 Celtic supporters attended at Old Trafford for the testimonials of Bryan Robson in November 1990 and for Ryan Giggs in August 2001. In 2003, Celtic reached the UEFA Cup Final, with the match ending 3–2 to FC Porto. An estimated 80,000 Celtic supporters travelled to Seville for the occasion. Celtic fans received awards from UEFA and FIFA for their "loyal and sporting behaviour" at the match. Upon handing the award to Celtic fans FIFA president Sepp Blatter described them as being "the greatest in the world" The massive travelling support that followed Celtic over to Seville to watch them in the final became known as The Bhoys from Seville. Celtic's traditional rivals were the original Rangers; the two have dominated Scottish football's history. The rivalry between the teams had various ethnic and political associations, in that Celtic are associated with Irish Catholic origins and Rang
Bilchar Dobani or Dobani Peak is a 6,143-metre mountain peak located between Taisot and Bagrot valley, in Gilgit district of the autonomous territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, in Pakistan. The mountain is located as an isolated subrange in southeast of Rakaposhi subrange and southwest of Haramosh Mountains; the western face of Dobani Peak is located in the Tesot valley, to the north of it is the Bagrot valley. In the northwest of the mountain is found the Haramosh mountains range; the mountain is found at a distance of 29 km east of the city of Gilgit. The Bagrot Valley runs along the western flank of Bilchhar Dobani; the Bilchhar Dobani was first climbed by two Japanese mountaineers Isao Ikeuchi and Masaru Hashimoto via the west face and northern ridge on 9 June 1979. Jalalabad Danyor Oshikhandass Bilchar Dobani at Peakbagger.com Bilchhar Dobani at panoramio.com Bilchhar Dobani at flickr.com himalaya-info.org
The Beano Annual is the current name of the book, published every year since 1939, to tie in with the children's comic The Beano. As of 2018 there have been 79 editions; the annuals are traditionally published in July or August, in time for Christmas, since 1965 they have had the date of the following year on the cover. Before no date was given. From the annual 1943 to 1950 one the annual was called "The Magic-Beano Book", which referred to the short-lived Magic Comic that had ceased publication in 1941 due to the Second World War's paper rationing; the name reverted to the original title of "The Beano Book" in 1950 and continued, the year changing for each subsequent annual, until the release of the 2003 book in 2002 when it was renamed "The Beano Annual". The 2011 Beano Annual is wider than previous annuals. After paper rationing had ended, The Magic Comic was never revived, but some of the characters who had appeared in the pre-war Magic Comic remained as regular strips in the post-1950 Beano Comic.
Because of his popularity, Dennis the Menace has appeared on the front cover of every annual since the release of the 1979 book in 1978. The latest version came out 2018 and was dated 2019; the book has retailed at £7.99 since 2009 This information is necessary to identify older annuals which are not dated. If an annual is dated 1940, it would have been published in August 1939. Prices are in pence with one shilling equal to 5p; the Beano Book 1940: Big Eggo and all the other characters are sitting on a seesaw, supported by Pansy Potter. Price 2/6 1941: All the then-current characters are emerging from gigantic eggs with Big Eggo's head peering onto the right side. Price 3/- 1942: All the then-current characters are dancing around the spinning Big Eggo – with Lord Snooty playing the bagpipes. Price 3/6The Magic-Beano Book 1943: Big Eggo and Koko the Pup are having a three-legged race with all the other characters running behind them; the "Magic" in the book's name refers to The Magic Comic, where Koko the Pup had originated back in 1939.
Price 5/- 1944: Big Eggo and Koko the Pup are having a pillow fight on a balance beam and it looks like Eggo is going to sneeze. Price 6/- 1945: Big Eggo and all the other characters are playing leapfrog as they approach a pool full of water. Price 6/- 1946: Big Eggo pulls all the other then-current characters along in a cart, as Koko holds a horseshoe in front of him. Price 6/- 1947: All the characters are gathered around Big Eggo, who has something spherical stuck in his throat. Price 6/- 1948: Big Eggo and all the other then-current characters are playing musical instruments. Price 6/- 1949: Biffo the Bear and Koko are fighting in front of a taxi, while all the other characters are trying to stop them. Price 6/- 1950: Biffo the Bear is painting a portrait of Big Eggo and all the other characters on a large canvas. Price 6/-The Beano Book 1951: Biffo is riding upon Tick-Tock Tony, the Clock-Work Horse, based upon The Horse that Jack Built. Price 6/- 1952: Biffo is nailing pictures of many other then-current Beano characters to the cover.
A jar of Magic Lollipops is present below the book's name. Price 6/- 1953: Jack Flash is taking all the other characters on a trip to the Moon. Price 6/- 1954: Biffo is hanging from a tree, Dennis is holding a lobster near his foot, a monkey is sawing the branch Biffo is hanging from. In the background, Buster watches. Price 6/- 1955: A policeman is trying to stop Biffo from fishing, but an arrow with a glove on it, a boot and a horseshoe knock him over the edge of the pool. Price 6/- 1956: Biffo is acting as General Jumbo with all the other then-current characters acting as the radio-controlled army. Price 6/- 1957: Dennis kicks a football, which bounces off all the other then-current characters like a pinball and into a goal. Price 6/6 1958: Biffo is doing a juggling act, a swarm of bees are flying towards him. Price 6/6 1959: Biffo the Bear watches Dennis, as he plays a game of leapfrog with Little Plum, a goat is about to butt him. Price 6/6 1960: Biffo is completing a jigsaw puzzle of the Bash Street Kids, which shows an angry dog chasing after the Teacher.
Price 7/- 1961: The comic's title is displayed in large letters – with pictures of Dennis, Wilfrid, Little Plum, Roger and Smiffy on the top, Jonah, Biffo, Fatty and the Bash Street Teacher on the bottom. This cover appeared on the endpapers of the 2004 The Broons special book. Price 7/6 1962: Jonah is dancing on the mast of a sinking ship, with an "SOS" flag on it, his hat is on the word "BOOK", while two fish are looking at him with shocked faces. On the back cover, Jonah is wearing a vest and shorts while sitting on a giant turtle and playing a harmonica, his clothes are on the mast like a flag, as the turtle looks surprised. Price 7/6 1963: The Bash Street Kids are sitting on a giant swing, tied to the comic's na