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Råsunda Stadium

Råsunda Stadium was the Swedish national football stadium. It was located in Solna Municipality in Stockholm and named after the district in Solna where it is located. In November 2012 it was closed down and replaced by the newly built Friends Arena about 1 km from Råsunda Stadium. Råsunda Stadium was demolished in 2013 and flats and offices was built on the old ground, it was opened in 1937 although there had existed stadiums at the site. The inaugural match took place on 18 April 1937 when AIK played against Malmö FF, AIK won the match 4–0. Råsunda has a capacity of 35,000–36,608 depending on usage; the 1910 stadium hosted some of the football and some of the shooting events at the 1912 Summer Olympics. The stadium was the home stadium for AIK, was used for many derbies between Stockholm clubs, it hosted the headquarters of the Swedish Football Association, staged 75% of the home matches of the national football team each year, with most other matches being played at Ullevi in Gothenburg. These two stadiums are UEFA 4-star rated football stadiums.

The record attendance was set on 26 September 1965, when Sweden played West Germany. West Germany won the match 2-1; the last major concert held at the stadium was on 7 June 1986, when British rock band Queen kicked off their final tour, The Magic Tour, at Råsunda. That night Queen played to about 37,500 fans. Råsunda was the first of two stadiums to have hosted the World Cup finals for both women, it hosted the women's final in the 1995 Women's World Cup. The other stadium with this honor is the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, USA. On 1 April 2006, the Swedish Football Association announced a plan to switch to a new stadium to be built in Solna; the new arena was completed and ready for sporting events in 2012, the Råsunda Stadium will be subsequently demolished. The new stadium has a capacity for 50,000 spectators; the name of the new arena is Friends Arena. Swedbank bought the name for 150 million SEK but decided to name it in support of the non profit organization Friends in 2012; the last event held at the Råsunda Stadium was the Europa League's match AIK - S.

S. C. Napoli, played on 22 November 2012, finished 1-2. Edinson Cavani scored the last goal. Fabege AB and Peab AB signed an agreement to acquire Råsunda Football Stadium and existing office buildings from the Swedish Football Association on 11 December 2009. All activities on the arena remained. Http://www.fastighetssverige.se/artikel/sa-har-blir-nya-rasunda-10654/ Media related to Råsunda Stadium at Wikimedia Commons AIK presentation Råsunda Stadium

Crusades trilogy

The Crusades trilogy is a series of novels about the fictional character of Arn Magnusson. The series is written by journalist Jan Guillou. After finishing the Coq Rouge series, Guillou wrote a trilogy about Arn Magnusson, a 12th century Folkung, forced to become a Knight Templar; the series is an account of the life of Arn, a person who becomes witness as well as catalyst to many important historical events, both in his homeland of Götaland, Sweden and in the crusader states. The trilogy consists of the following novels: The Road to Jerusalem Vägen till Jerusalem The Knight Templar Tempelriddaren The Kingdom at the End of the Road Riket vid vägens slut called Birth of a KingdomGuillou wrote a follow-up novel, The Heritage of Arn. In Guillou's story Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm and the protagonist in the book, is the grandson of Arn Magnusson. Two films based on the books have been produced; the first film in the series, Arn – The Knight Templar, premiered in the theaters of Sweden in Christmas 2007.

Its plot loosely follows the first two volumes of the trilogy. The second film, Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End, followed in 2008. Arn was born in Arnäs, Västergötland in 1150. At the age of 5, he had a life-threatening accident, was believed to be saved thanks to his mother's prayers to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Since the boy was saved, his parents decided that in recompensation for the miracle, he was to be sent to a monastery, he spent the next twelve years of his life in the monastery Varnhem in Sweden. He met brother Guilbert, a former Knight Templar, who instructed him in the use of the sword and the art of medieval war being used in the Holy Lands; the Prior, Father Henri, told Arn to witness for himself the outside world, only after that he would be able to take the eternal vows of poverty and obedience. Arn did so, but committed the terrible sin of fornication with Cecelia Algotsdotter, before they had been married. Cecelia told her sister Katarina what happened between Arn and herself.

Katarina, who would now become stuck in the nunnery where they each had spent half their time up till know, became jealous and found a plan for her to get out instead of her sister. Katarina thus told the Abbess that Cecelia had sinned with Arn, was with child. Further she told, about the fact that Arn had carnal knowledge of her as well, from a party at her parents where a young and drunk Arn had been seduced. According to the laws of the Church, it was considered heinous and scandalous to have sexual intercourse with two women who had the same mother. Arn was condemned to spend 20 years in the Holy Land as a Knight Templar, while Cecelia was kept in the nunnery, her newborn child taken away from her. At the age of 27, Arn is a veteran in the Crusader army, when he faces the strangest experience a Knight Templar can have. During a time of truce, while pursuing a band of Saracen thieves, he comes across the enemy of all Christendom and saves his life; this idea is borrowed from The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott.

After this, both become close friends, but great enemies at the same time. Arn returns to his command of the fortress at Gaza seeing Saladin's army arrive but not stay to lay siege, instead advancing on a bigger prize, the city of Jerusalem. Arn is given the order to march with all his knights, they defeat Saladin's army at the Battle of Montgisard; when Arnold of Torroja is named Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Arn is summoned to Jerusalem to become Master of the city. In the Battle of Hattin, Arn is wounded and spends several weeks at Saladin's hospital in Damascus, after that he accompanies him to Jerusalem, conquered. In the end of the second book, Richard the Lionheart comes to Palestine with an army of crusaders, he captures Acre from Saladin, when about to buy the freedom of 5,700 prisoners from the Christian king and Arn were horrified to see Richard having them slaughtered the children "as the mamluks were riding, trying to save them, in tears." Arn confides that Richard "only will be remembered as the slaughterer" and that he will never capture Jerusalem, thus confiding himself that he doesn't care if the city remains in Muslim hands.

He embraces Saladin, starts traveling home to Sweden, where a kingdom is about to be born. On his leave Saladin hands him a large sum of gold money, the money that Richard declined to kill the prisoners, he awards him a special sword worthy of a Knight Templar. The money allows him to fulfill the plans. After returning to Sweden along with a group of people from the Holy Land, Arn has great plans for his childhood home, Arnäs, Forsvik, the estate, to be his before he was forced into service as a Templar, he explains his idea of "building for peace" by constructing a modern castle at Arnäs and to create a manufacturing centre at Forsvik. Arn starts training several young boys to become knights at Forsvik; when he returns to his family, they are at first overwhelmed with a joy that soon cools when he voices his desire to marry Cecilia. His family wishes to use him for a political marriage, but due to the intrigues of Cecilia and her friend the Queen they are soon after married, earning them the enmity of Birger Brosa.

After a little time they have a daughter together and Forsvik grows rapid

Okpella

Okpella is a Clan situated along Benin-Abuja federal high way. Going by the last National Census figures, it is the third largest autonomous clan in Edo State after Benin City and Uromi, Edo State and one of the three main towns that make up Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. Okpella is known for its natural sedimentary rock based mineral resources, which include limestone and granite, talc, marble, etc. During colonial rule, arising out of personality clashes between Chiefs Sado Who was the statutory ClanHead of OKPELLA clan and Afegbua, the District Head Of Kabba province, the salary due to the head of Okpella was split between them On the abolition of the District government structure. Since the period of Chief SADO-IGBA IKOR, succeeded by Oba Obinogbe, Okpella has been administered as one entity. However, between 1964 and 1971 when the immediate past paramount ruler Alhaji Andrew Yesufu Eshioramhe Dirisu, a Justice of the Peace; the two sub clans make up the two ruling houses of the clan, the headship of which rotates or oscillates among them.

Alhaji Dr A. Y. E. Dirisu joined his ancestors this year 2019 in February and the clan is observing the three months traditional mourning period before electing a new clan head; the appointment/election of the clan head is regulated by the Chieftaincy Declaration Law of Bendel State, 1981, as applicable to Edo State.* The town plays host to the Edo Cement Company, the only cement factory in the old Midwest Region, which itself was established by the Dennis Osadebey and Hon. Musa Godfrey administration in 1964, with the late Chief Ikhumetse Olowu, as its pioneer Chairman. Okpella, in view of the abundance of other solid minerals, is home to several granite- and marble-making industries, which gives the community a vibrant industrial outlook; the people are predominantly farmers, are known to grow in large numbers and cassava. Its Ewo market, located on the busy Benin-Abuja Road and congregates every fourth day. Okpella is a beautiful and natural town with polite happy citizens who share a communal bond prevalent in most African societies, the town consist of Muslims and Christians who live peacefully among themselves despite their religious background.

Ogute - Oke Imiegiele Awuyemi and ImiekuriIN the Ogute sub clan And Komunioand IddoIN the Oteku sub clan of the two sub clans that make up Okpella Note that these are the principal villages contained in the Clan's Chieftaincy Declaration Law though there are more such as Okhu, Ogiriga, Iddo 1, etc within the gazetted villages