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Rechabite

Rechabites are a biblical clan, the descendants of Rechab through Jehonadab. They belonged to the Kenites, who accompanied the Israelites into the Holy Land and dwelt among them; the main body of the Kenites dwelt in cities and adopted settled habits of life but Jehonadab forbade his descendants to drink wine or to live in cities. They were commanded to always lead a nomadic life; the Rechabites adhered to the law laid down by Jonadab, were noted for their fidelity to the old-established custom of their family in the days of Jeremiah. As a reward for their fidelity, God proclaims that there will always be a descendant of Jonadab in his service; the Jewish Scholar Halafta was a descendant of the Rechabites. In 1839 the Reverend Joseph Wolff, who went to Bukhara to attempt to save Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stoddart and Captain Arthur Conolly, found in Yemen, near Sana'a, a tribe claiming to be descendants of Jehonadab; the term Rechabites refers to a religious order, similar in some ways to the Nazirites, they are mentioned by Eusebius of Emesa.

In more recent times, the name has been used by Christian groups keen to promote total abstinence from alcohol, such as the Independent Order of Rechabites. Many Muslims still claim descent from Rechab, along with the nearly-universal claim of Arabs to be descended from Abraham through Ishmael; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Matthew George. "Rechabites". Easton's Bible Dictionary. T. Nelson and Sons. “Rechabites,” Jewish Encyclopedia "Rechabites, The". The New Student's Reference Work. 1914

Battle of Motovilivka

The Battle of Motovilivka was a military engagement fought between forces of the Ukrainian State and the Directorate of Ukraine. The battle took place on 18 November 1918 during the Ukrainian Civil War, resulted in a major victory for the Directorate; the battle resulted in the eventual collapse of the Ukrainian State in December 1918. Following the Russian Revolution and the breakup of the Russian Empire, an extended period of social and political unrest erupted in the former Russian Ukraine. With the First World War raging in Europe, the Central Power member nations of Germany and Austria Hungary sought to take advantage of the civil discord in the former Russian Empire by gaining control of the Ukraine's reserves of wheat. A joint German-Austrian army invaded the Ukraine in February 1918, defeated a disorganized force of Bolshevik soldiers and militia units, forced the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Among other conditions, the treaty placed the Ukraine in Germany's economic orbit.

The acting government of the Ukraine, the Ukrainian People's Republic, acquiesced to the German terms, though a number of small militant groups resisted the Germans. However, none of the various militant groups operating against the Germans were capable of holding territory in the face of the overwhelmingly superior German army. On 29 April 1918 a former General of the Imperial Russian Army, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, orchestrated a coup that succeeded in dissolving the Central Council of the republic and enthroning himself as the Hetman of the new Ukrainian State; the new government was supported by Germany, which still needed Ukraine's food supplies and sought to create a postwar buffer state between Germany and any nation-states that would arise in Russia. In addition to tying the new Ukrainian monarchy to the German Empire, Skoropadskyi repealed a number of the Central Council's socialist policies, actions which in turn caused a number of pro-Bolshevik factions to revolt against the government.

These factions gained momentum when the First World War came to an end on 11 November 1918, depriving the Ukrainian State of the majority of Germany's support. On 13 November a number of rebel factions formed the Directorate of Ukraine to oppose the weakened Skoropadskyi government; the Directorate moved against Kiev. The majority of the Directorate's forces were peasant militia from pro-Bolshevik or anti-Hetman Green armies; these militias were supplemented by the Sich Riflemen, a unit of professional Ukrainian soldiers, disarmed and disbanded by the Skoropadskyi regime. The forces of the Ukrainian State were made up of former Russian troops, anti-Bolshevik militia, a small contingent of German military advisers. On 15 November 1918 advance forces of the Directorate's army began to move towards Kiev from the southwest. To counter this action, a force of 700 Hetman soldiers moved to intercept the Directorate forces near the town of Vasylkiv; the Hetman forces deployed themselves near a train station at Motovilivka.

Intelligence of the Hetman deployment at Motovilivka made its way to forward elements of the Sich Riflemen under the command of Captain Fyodor Chernik. In response, Chernik launched an immediate attack against the Hetman forces, hoping to punch through their defenses and take Vasylkiv, his detachment of 300 men attacked the left and center of the Hetman force early on the morning of 18 November. The Hetman army counterattacked; the Directorate forces sustained several dozen casualties, including Chernik. On the Directorate's right flank, a force of 50 Sich Riflemen took cover in a wooded area from which they repelled several attacks by a large force of several hundred Hetman soldiers. In addition, both sides utilized armored trains during the battle to provide fire support for their respective forces. By midday the Hetman army's attack had begun to weaken, Directorate reinforcements began to arrive on the field. Soon the Directorate left was able to outflank the Hetman right flank, sending the army into a retreat.

The Hetman army counterattacked with their reserve forces and with an armored train, but one of the Directorate's armored trains landed an artillery shot on the Hetman train, forcing it to withdraw. The Hetman counterattack failed, by 3:00 PM in the afternoon the Directorate forces held the field; the Directorate forces suffered 17 killed and several dozen wounded in the battle, while the Hetman forces sustained 700 casualties. Following their victory at Motovilivka, the Directorate forces captured Vasylkiv; the Hetman force retreated to Darnytsia. Over the next several weeks the Directorate forces moved closer to Kiev, on 14 December Skoropadskyi fled to Berlin; this flight marked the end of the Ukrainian State

Teri Moïse

Teri Moïse was a Haitian-American French singer. Her parents emigrated from Haiti to Los Angeles. After high school she studied economics at the University of Berkeley. In 1990 she went to France, where she worked as an au pair. After returning to the United States, she began studying at the Los Angeles Musician Institute. In 1992, Moïse again moved to Paris and pursued a career in music working as a choir singer, bass player and songwriter, she met Etienne De Crécy and Stéphane "Alf" Briat, with whom she collaborated on her 1996 self-titled debut album, which sold 500,000 copies. The album and its two singles Les poèmes de Michelle and Je serai là were among the most influential French Soul releases of the 1990s. Teri Moïse is the final winner of the Victoire de la musique in the category »Artiste interprète ou groupe francophone,« receiving the award in 1997, she committed suicide in her hotel room in Madrid, Spain, on May, 7th, 2013. 1996: Teri Moïse – #13 in Belgium, #12 in France 1999: Teri Moïse – #54 in France 1996: "Les Poèmes de Michelle" – #30 in Belgium, #11 in France 1996: "Je serai là" – #4 in Belgium, #8 in France 1998: "Fais semblant" – #28 in France 1999: "Star" – #89 in France Teri Moise discography and peak positions, on Lescharts.com

Battle of Zabadani (2015)

The Battle of Zabadani started in early July 2015, during the Syrian Civil War, as a military offensive launched by the Syrian Army, Hezbollah to capture the rebel-held town of Al-Zabadani. Prior attempts at negotiating a peaceful outcome between the government and the rebels in Zabadani failed. On July 3, 2015 Hezbollah and the Syrian Army launched an offensive against Zabadani and seized Qalaat Al-Tal hill; the following day, they broke into Zabadani and captured the southwestern part of the city the Jamiyat neighborhood. News reports indicated. On 5 July, it was reported that the rebels mined and fortified their positions inside the besieged city ahead of expected heavy street fighting. By 9 July, Hezbollah controlled half of Zabadani following six days of clashes. On the same day, the Syrian Army carried out a powerful assault on al-Nusra Front's positions in the village of Al-Zahra, next to Zabadani, they captured a number of points while under the cover of the Syrian Air Force's airstrikes.

By 12 July, Hezbollah advanced deep into Zabadani, capturing Al-Zahra Castle, the majority of the western part of the city and the Al-Zalah neighborhood in the south of Zabadani. On 13 July, Syrian government forces captured the Hay al-Sultani neighborhood in the southeastern part of the town, thus closing Zabadani's southern entrance and cutting of the town from nearby Madaya. According to the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar television station, 200 rebels, 16 government soldiers and 12 Hezbollah fighters had been killed since the start of the battle, while another 43 rebels were captured. On 14 July, government troops destroyed a 360-meter tunnel passing under the main highway linking Zabadani and the village of Madaya. During the day, the Army seized the Kahraba roundabout and al-Hakl al-Asfar Street, reinforcing its control of Zabadani's entrance. Before nightfall, government forces captured a collection of empty villas along Jamal ‘Abdel-Nasser Street that were being used by the rebels. By 15 July, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah were advancing towards the center of Zabadani and had encircled rebel forces in the town.

Hezbollah and the Syrian Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division issued the rebels an ultimatum to "surrender or die". It was reported on 16 July, that the Syrian Army's and Hezbollah's grip of Zabadani had tightened, after a failed rebel attempt to counterattack Hezbollah in the southern part of the town, along with dwindling rebel supply lines, it was reported that dozens of al-Nusra Front fighters had begun to surrender to government forces. On 18 July, the Syrian Army claimed; the following day, three rebel fighters were killed by Army snipers in a failed attempt to infiltrate the besieged city. By this point, according to the pro-opposition group the SOHR, the Army and Hezbollah had managed to take wide sections of Jamiyat, as well as parts of the northwest and southeast of the city besieging it, but had still not managed to take control of Zabadani. On 21 July, Syrian government troops captured the Zabadani plains, while continuing to search for al-Nusra's main supply tunnel between Zabadani and Madaya.

At this stage, the military was still unable to enter the Old Town area of Zabadani, where rebel forces had barricaded themselves. This was due to the mountainous area, that most of the rebels were local fighters who are familiar with the city, the closeness of rebel supply lines and due to a single rebel command. Since the start of the offensive on Zabadani, 600 barrel bombs were dropped on the town; the next day, government forces further advanced in the city after rebels withdrew from some areas due to heavy airstrikes and shelling. They reportedly captured the Barada-Zabadani road. On 22 July, Syrian government forces made more advances in Zabadani's outskirts, after a military push from the plains; the next day, the Army reiterated their "surrender or die" ultimatum to the rebels, saying it was their final warning, as government forces captured the village of Al-Marawah, near Madaya. On the night between 24 and 25 July, the rebels launched a surprise attack and seized several government checkpoints.

On 25 July, the rebels trapped inside Zabadani issued a statement urging assistance from other rebel groups, while accusing the UN and Staffan de Mistura's team of collaborating with Bashar al-Assad. By this point, the remaining 1,200 rebels were trapped in a space about three kilometres by three kilometres. On 30 July, 30 rebel fighters were killed in combat, with the SAA and the Hezbollah attempting to push the rebels to the east of Barada Street and get closer to Zabadani's downtown area; the previous day, the city had been pounded by 40 airstrikes by the SAAF. By 3 August, the rebel controlled; the same day the SAA and the Hezbollah captured the Mahata Neighborhood after a three-hour battle. Government sources report that the SAA had hit Al-Zabadani with over 300 missiles and mortar shells that day. Government forces were now progressing towards encircling the downtown area. By 4 August, the rebels had lost more territory, Syrian government sources announced that the final assault on Al-Zabadani was days away.

On 5 August, reports surfaced that one of the rebel groups were, via an intermediary in the Lebanese Government, attempting to negotiate a secure withdrawal for their fighters in exchange for safe passage to 30,000 civilians trapped inside the towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya. SOHR reported that pro-government forces had made further advances. However, the next day it was reported that negotiations had failed and pro-government troops had made further adv

Gary Holland

Gary Holland is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer and songwriter, who worked in the 1980s with bands originating from California. He is best known for being the original drummer in Great White and for his brief stint in Dokken, he played as a session musician and soundtrack contributor. After high school, Holland moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he co-founded a rock trio called Suite 19, playing clubs in Hollywood and the surrounding areas. By 1980, Holland was a member of an early version of Dokken, headlining one tour of Europe. After leaving Dokken in 1981, he was a member of Sister, which became W. A. S. P. A chance encounter with Dante Fox guitarist, Mark Kendall, at The Troubadour in West Hollywood led to an audition. Holland joined Kendall, vocalist Jack Russell, bassist Don Costa in Dante Fox in November 1981. After replacing Costa with Lorne Black in 1982, Dante Fox changed their name to Great White. Holland appeared on Great White's EP Out of the Night and on the albums Great White and Recovery: Live!, as well as in the music videos for the songs "Stick It" and "Substitute".

Holland was a founding member of Britton and provided drums and backing vocals on the group's 1988 release, Rock Hard. He toured Europe as the drummer for Blue Cheer in 1993, provided backing vocals on Ozzy Osbourne's albums Ozzmosis and Prince of Darkness. Holland worked on Twisted Sister's Come Out and Play, on Autograph's That's the Stuff and on Don Dokken's Up from the Ashes, he collaborated with Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Gilby Clarke of Guns N' Roses. He supported tours for Motörhead and Judas Priest. Holland appeared in and/or contributed songs to soundtracks of the following: Joe Piscopo HBO Comedy Special starring Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy. In 2001, Holland used Mapex Drums, Aquarian heads, RIMS drum mounts and Paiste cymbals with Pro-Mark 2S hickory nylon tip drumsticks and DW 9000 bass drum pedals. For his vocals, a Crown CM-311A headset vocal mic

2007–08 Dayton Flyers men's basketball team

The 2007–08 Dayton Flyers men's basketball team represented the University of Dayton during the 2007–08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Flyers, led by fifth year head coach Brian Gregory, played their home games at the University of Dayton Arena and were members of the Atlantic 10 Conference, they finished 8 -- 8 in A-10 play. They received an at-large bid to the NIT where they defeated Cleveland State in the first round and Illinois State in the second round before falling to eventual champion Ohio State in the quarterfinals; the Flyers started the season 14-1 and were ranked as high as 14th in the AP poll, the program's highest ranking since the 1967-68 season. Dayton finished the regular season 6-8 after injuries to starter Charles Little and rated freshman Chris Wright; the 2006–07 Dayton Flyers finished the season with an overall record of 19–12, with a record of 8–8 in the Atlantic 10 regular season. The Flyers started the season 10-1, with wins over Louisville, Holy Cross, Creighton.

The Flyers faltered in conference play, fell to Xavier in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament. They were not selected to play in a postseason tournament