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Dante Basco

Dante R. Basco is an American actor and voice actor, he is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's Hook and for his many voice acting roles, most notably Prince Zuko from Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long from the Disney Channel's American Dragon: Jake Long. Dante Basco is a Filipino American born in Pittsburg and raised in Cerritos and Paramount, California, he has four siblings, including actor Dion Basco. In Dante's early years, he was part of the Streat Freaks breakdancing crew; when he got into acting, he started taking on minor roles in television. Basco's breakout performance was when he appeared as the leader Rufio of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. A punk band was named after this character, he attended Orange County High School of the Arts in the Music and Theatre Conservatory and graduated in 1993. Basco had guest roles on television shows The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and had a recurring role on Moesha.

After portraying characters of various Asian ethnicity except his own, he portrayed a Filipino American alongside his three brothers and sister in the independent film The Debut. He and his brothers starred in the sitcom Naked Brown Men, he played a gay teenager in the 1999 film But I'm A Cheerleader. He starred. In many films, he hip hop dances as he did in a Verizon Wireless commercial, as well as rapping and breaking in a Sprite commercial, he produced and co-starred in a music video parody of the song "Rehab" called "Wiihab". Basco has done voice acting for many animated productions, including Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long, he voice acted Kwok Wong from The Proud Family He voiced Matt Martin/Kewl Breeze in the short-lived animated series Zevo-3, several voices in the video game Saints Row and Shingo in the video games Skate, Skate 2 and Skate 3. He voiced Seeing Farther in the video game Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, the Asmodian male youth voice for the MMORPG game Aion: Tower of Eternity and Iroh II in The Legend of Korra.

Basco provided additional voice-over work for Avatar: The Last Airbender and the games Scarface: The World Is Yours, Aion: Upheaval and Mortal Kombat X. In June 2017, he agreed with Jonah Feingold to work on a new film together, about the character Rufio; the development of the project started with a Kickstarter campaign. Young Artist Award – Hook Won – Best Ensemble Cast Nominated – Best Young Actor List of Filipino Americans Dante Basco on IMDb Dante Basco at AllMovie Dante Basco's blog on Tumblr

Mi México

Mi México is the seventh studio album by Mexican pop singer Ana Gabriel. It was released on 1991; this time she came back with a different style, she changed the pop genre for ranchera and regional. It has sold 4.5 million worldwide. Tracks: Mi Talismán 4:50 ¿Cómo Olvidar? 4:21 No Entiendo 3:44 Oye 3:15 Y Aquí Estoy 4:11 Amigo Mío 3:40 Ahora 3:22 Sin Problemas 3:32 Hechizo 3:28 Voy a Ser 4:05 No Siempre Se Gana 2:27 Ahora reached #2 on Hot Latin Tracks. Sin Problemas reached #9 on Hot Latin Tracks; this release reached the #1 position in Billboard Regional Mexican Albums, the #9 position in Billboard Top Latin Albums

Bīt mēseri

Bīt mēseri, inscribed bit me-se-rimeš and meaning “House of Confinement” or “Detention,” is an ancient Mesopotamian ritual incantation text complete on four cuneiform tablets for the protection of the house against invading evil. The earliest extant copies are neo-Assyrian, from the library of Ashurbanipal, according to its ritual tablet, it was to be conducted in the months of Tašrītu and Araḫsamna, but there is a late Babylonian rescension recovered from the house of a priest in Uruk and copied by Anu-ikṣur, kalû, or incantation priest, son of Šamaš-iddin, descendant of Šangû-Ninurta, it is one of the works cited in the Exorcists Manual as forming part of the curriculum of the āšipu, or exorcist. In contrast to the incantation šēp lemutti ina bīt amēli parāsu, “to block the foot of evil into a man’s house,” which provides the ritual to be performed to protect a house from demonic attack, bīt mēseri prescribes the activities to be performed when someone has become ill, assumed to be under demonic assault.

The first tablet is extant in fragmentary form and included the incipits to the incantations on the other three tablets. Offerings are made to Ea, Šamaš and Marduk and there is a purification of “all the statues of wood and that you have made.”The second tablet includes an instruction for the āšipu conducting the ritual – to impersonate the god Marduk: šiptu šipat Marduk āšipu ṣalam Marduk, "The incantation is the incantation of Marduk, the āšipu is the image of Marduk." It describes the events which have befallen the house and led to the selection of this ritual and provides a lengthy list of figures and incantations. The text describes in detail how figurines should be formed and paintings drawn of the apkallus, "sages," and the invocation to make them incarnate, they are arranged in the sick person’s room, close to his bed: To the seven figures of purādu-apkallus, painted with gypsum and black paste that are drawn at the side of the bedroom at the wall. To the seven figures of the consecrates cornel.

To the seven figures of apkallus or tamarisk, that stand at the foot of the bed. It concludes with a lengthy prayer to the god Nusku, entreated to "expel the Demon, overcome Evil, Šulak, the nightly wanderer, whose touch is death."The third tablet of the series is why the incantation series is considered significant as it includes the earliest extant list of the apkallus. These come in three forms – ūmu-, fish- and bird-apkallus, where the former may mean light and/or day and seem to be of human descent. In contrast to the other extant lists, there are eleven of these primordial beings, in two distinct groups, seven antediluvian and four postdiluvian: Incantation: Uanna, "who accomplishes the plans of heaven and earth.". Uannedugga, given broad understanding. Enmedugga, to whom a good fate is decreed. Enmegalamma, born in a house. Enmebulugga, who grew up in a pasture land. Anenlida, the conjuror from Eridu. Utuabzu, "who ascended to heaven." The pure purādu-fishes, the purādu-fishes from the sea, the seven of them, the seven apkallus, born in the river, who control the plans of heaven and earth.

Nungalpiriggaldim, the apkallu of Enmerkar, who brought down Ištar from heaven into the sanctuary. Piriggalnungal, born in Kiš, who angered the god Adad in heaven, so he allowed neither rain nor growth in the land for three years. Piriggalabzu, born in Adab, who hung his seal on a “goat fish” and thereby angered the god Ea in the fresh water sea, so that a fuller struck him with his own seal; the fourth, Lu-Nanna, two-thirds apkallu, who expelled a dragon from É-Ninkiagnunna, the Ištar temple of Šulgi. At the end of the third tablet, the statues are discarded in the river and the drawings erased from the walls; the fourth tablet is fragmentary

Tim Spooneybarger

Timothy Floyd Spooneybarger is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He throws right-handed. Spooneybarger was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 29th round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft and spent three seasons in the minors, where he compiled an outstanding record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 16 saves with a 1.79 ERA. He made his major league debut with the Braves on September 5, 2001. Spooneybarger spent most of the 2002 season in the majors recording a 2.63 ERA in 51 games for the Braves. On November 18, 2002, Spooneybarger was traded to the Florida Marlins along with minor league pitcher Ryan Baker for Mike Hampton, he started 2003 in the majors appearing in 33 games before going on the disabled list with elbow tendinitis. Before beginning a rehabilitation assignment, he was forced to have Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2004 season. On July 20, 2005, while rehabilitating, he left the game due to pain and learned he would have to undergo Tommy John surgery for a second time.

The Marlins released him after the 2005 season and Spooneybarger would be out of professional baseball for the next two years. In May 2008, he signed with the Baltimore Orioles and played for the team's Low-A affiliate the Aberdeen IronBirds, he became a free agent at the end of the season. Spooneybarger plays in a rock band called Mad Ink with former Marlins teammate A. J. Burnett; the group is so named because Spooneybarger both sport many tattoos. Baseball America Baseball Reference KFFL

Min Khayi

Min Khayi was king of the Mrauk-U Kingdom from 1433 to 1459. He began his reign as a vassal of the Bengal Sultanate, unified the entire Arakan coastline in 1437, he took full advantage of the political turmoil in Bengal by seizing Ramu, the southernmost territory of his erstwhile overlord, raiding as far north as Chittagong. In 1455, his kingdom achieved recognition by Ava, which had long interfered in the affairs of Arakan, as the sovereign Mrauk-U Kingdom state, his 25-year reign brought much needed stability to the Arakan littoral, prepared his nascent kingdom for future expansions by his successors. The earliest extant work of Arakanese literature in Burmese script, Rakhine Minthami Eigyin was composed during his reign in 1455. Born in 1392, Khayi was a son of King Razathu II of Launggyet Kingdom, located in present-day northern Rakhine State; the small principality was a pawn caught between its larger neighbors of the Ava Kingdom and Hanthawaddy Pegu Kingdom, which were locked in a bitter Forty Years' War.

Khayi was only about nine years old in 1401. In November 1406, his half-brother King Saw Mon III was driven out by Avan troops led by Crown Prince Minye Kyawswa, his brother fled to Khayi fled to Pegu. At Pegu, King Razadarit agreed to place Khayi to the Launggyet throne as his vassal. Circa November 1407, a 5000-strong Hanthawaddy invaded Arakan, captured Launggyet. A 16-year-old Khayi was made a puppet king while the real power belonged to Pegu commander, Maung Khwin, but that arrangement was short-lived. Within months, Ava sent an army drove out the Peguan troops. Khayi this time fled to northernmost reaches of Arakan in early 1408. For the next two decades, the prince led a quiet life at a village in North Arakan, did not try to regain the Launggyet throne, he had a son named Saw San-Me. That changed in 1429 when his brother Saw Mon came back with an army from Bengal to retake his throne. En route to Launggyet, Saw Mon got into an argument with Gen. Wali Khan of Bengal, was imprisoned by the general.

The place Saw Mon was imprisoned happened to be near where Khayi had been living in exile, Khayi broke his brother free. Saw Mon returned to Bengal and returned with another army supplied by the Sultan of Bengal Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah. After Saw Mon regained the Launggyet throne in April 1429, Khayi proved his worth and became the heir-presumptive, he took more wives, including Saw Pyinsa, both of Launggyet royalty. On 9 May 1433, Saw Mon died at the new capital he founded three years earlier. Although Saw Mon had three sons, Khayi succeeded the throne, he took the title Ali Khan since their newly founded kingdom was a vassal of Bengal. This was the start of the "strange anomaly" of Buddhist kings of Arakan taking Muslim titles in addition to Buddhist titles, issuing medallions bearing the kalima, the Islamic confession of faith in Persian script; this practice was introduced in fulfillment of vassalage obligations at first but was continued in times as a token of sovereignty over Chittagong.

The subordinate relationship did not last long. Sultan Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah died in 1433, was succeeded by a string of weak sultans. In 1437, Khayi took over the throne of Sandoway, unifying the Arakan coast for the first time in history, he married Saw Yin Mi, the queen of Sandoway. Khayi occupied Ramu, the southernmost territory of his erstwhile overlord Bengal; the Arakanese chronicles say that Khayi seized Chittagong in 1450. However, the first confirmed successful occupation of Chittagong came only nine years in 1459 when King Ba Saw Phyu seized the port from Sultan Rukunuddin Barbak Shah. If his northern border did not reach as far north as Chittagong, Khayi had established Mrauk-U as a serious kingdom. Ava, which used to interfere in northern Arakan's affairs, now recognized Mrauk-U as an equal. On 24 March 1455, Narapati of Ava met and held a summit at Natyegan Hill past the An Pass. In 1458, the king appointed one of his sons Ba Saw Phyu heir apparent. Another son of his by Queen Saw Pyinsa, Min Swe, governor of Launggyet, was incensed by the selection, fled to Kale, a Shan state and a nominal vassal of Ava.

There, he got the saopha of Kale to attack Mrauk-U. On 12 November 1458, Kale forces reached the outskirts of Mrauk-U; the elderly Khayi nonetheless led the Mrauk-U troops from atop his war elephant. Mrauk-U troops with their elephant and cavalry corps soundly defeated the invaders, many of whom surrendered; the captives were resettled at a place now called Shan-Ywa. The king died not long after the battle with Kale, in early 1459, at age 66, he was succeeded by Ba Saw Phyu. Khayi built the Nyi Taw Temple next to the Le-myet-hna Temple built by his brother Saw Mon; the earliest extant work of Arakanese literature in Burmese script, Rakhine Minthami Eigyin appeared in 1455. Gutman, Pamela. Burma's Lost Kingdoms: Splendours of Arakan. Bangkok: Orchid Press. ISBN 974-8304-98-1. Harvey, G. E.. History of Burma: From the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd. Phayre, Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur P.. History of Burma. London: Susil Gupta. Sandamala Linkara, Ashin. Rakhine Yazawinthit Kyan (in Burm