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Saša Lošić

Saša Lošić "Loša" is a Bosnian recording artist. He rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the Bosnian-based music act Plavi Orkestar, one of the most popular music bands of the former Yugoslav Pop and Rock scene, he remains one of the most recognizable composers of the Balkans, one of the most prominent musicians of the Balkan music scene. He lives in Sarajevo and Herzegovina, he is a composer of folk-inspired pop, as well as theatre scores, The Bacchae and feature film scores. His recent work includes movies like Gori vatra, Kajmak in marmelada and Hours, Borderline Lovers and establishing his new Saša Lošić Film Orchestra which had its world premiere at the 10th jubilee Sarajevo film festival with gala concerts at the National Theatre in Sarajevo. Lošić is the composer and arranger of the band Plavi Orkestar, one of the most popular bands on the territory of former Yugoslavia. Plavi Orkestar is described by music encyclopedias as one of the "cultural phenomenons of the 1980s and 1990s".

The band has remained popular with 10 albums and more than 1500 concerts worldwide. In his film music Saša Lošić has cooperated with numerous talented musicians and singers from across Europe, including Candan Ercetin - one of the greatest stars of Turkish music Vlatko Stefanovski - renowned Macedonian guitarist Momčilo Bajagić - famous Serbian rock musician Tanja Zajc Zupan - zither soloist from Slovenia Jovan Kolundžija - internationally acclaimed violinist from Belgrade Mustafa Šantić - multi-instrument musician from the Mostar Sevdah Reunion band Josip Andrić - pianist from Zagreb Usnija Redžepova, Tanja Ribič, Rade Šerbedžija, Halid Bešlić, Šerif Konjević, Dado Topić, Zdravko Čolić, Branko Đurić, Helena Blagne - singers Welcome to Sarajevo / 1996 Outsider / 1997 Zvenenje v glavi / 2002 Gori vatra / 2003 Cheese and Jam / Kajmak in marmelada / 2003 Sve džaba / 2006 Petelinji Zajtrk/ 2007 Teško je biti fin / 2007 Agape / 2007 Vratiće se rode / 2007 Official web site Saša Lošić on IMDb

Swindon Mechanics' Institute

Swindon Mechanics' Institute is Grade II* listed building in Swindon, the centre of a former professional institution. Paid for via subscription by the Great Western Railway workers based at Swindon Railway Works, the building was designed and constructed by Edward Roberts and completed in 1855, it provided health services to workers. It was enlarged in 1892-93 by Brightwen Binyon, after which the committee opened up its health services to other local workers. Nye Bevan, mastermind of the NHS said: There was a complete health service in Swindon. All we had to do was expand it to the country. After the Institute closed in 1986, after succumbing to both vandals and arsonists, it was saved from demolition by the council. In 2003 the building was acquired by Forefront Estates, who have been served with an urgent works notice by the Borough of Swindon

Trajan's Dacian Wars

The Dacian Wars were two military campaigns fought between the Roman Empire and Dacia during Emperor Trajan's rule. The conflicts were triggered by the constant Dacian threat on the Danubian province of Moesia and by the increasing need for resources of the economy of the Empire. Trajan turned his attention to Dacia, an area north of Macedon and Greece and east of the Danube, on the Roman agenda since before the days of Caesar when the Dacians defeated a Roman army at the Battle of Histria. In AD 85, the Dacians swarmed over the Danube and pillaged Moesia and defeated the army that Emperor Domitian sent against them; the Romans were defeated in the Battle of Tapae in 88 and a truce was established. Emperor Trajan recommenced hostilities against Dacia and, following an uncertain number of battles, defeated the Dacian king Decebalus in the Second Battle of Tapae in 101. With Trajan's troops pressing towards the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa Regia, Decebalus once more sought terms. Decebalus rebuilt his power over the following years and attacked Roman garrisons again in 105.

In response Trajan again marched into Dacia, besieging the Dacian capital in the Siege of Sarmizegetusa, razing it. With Dacia quelled, Trajan subsequently invaded the Parthian empire to the east, his conquests expanding the Roman Empire to its greatest extent. Rome's borders in the east were indirectly governed through a system of client states for some time, leading to less direct campaigning than in the west in this period. Since the reign of Burebista considered to be the greatest Dacian king—who ruled between 82 BC and 44 BC—the Dacians had represented a threat for the Roman Empire. Caesar himself had drawn up a plan to launch a campaign against Dacia; the threat was reduced when dynastic struggles in Dacia led to a division into four separately governed tribal states after Burebista's death in 44 BC. Augustus came into conflict with Dacia after it sent envoys offering its support against Mark Antony in exchange for "requests", the nature of which has not been recorded. Augustus rejected Dacia gave its support to Antony.

In 29 BC, Augustus sent several punitive expeditions into Dacia led by Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives, the consul of the prior year, that inflicted heavy casualties and killed three of their five kings. Although Dacian raids into Pannonia and Moesia continued for several years despite the defeat, the threat of Dacia had ended. After 116 years of relative peace along the Roman frontier, in the winter of 85 AD to 86 AD the army of King Duras led by general Diurpaneus attacked the Roman province of Moesia, killing its governor, Oppius Sabinus, a former consul; the emperor Domitian led legions into the ravaged province and reorganized the possession into Moesia Inferior and Moesia Superior, planning an attack into Dacia for the next campaign season. The next year, with the arrival of fresh legions in 87 AD, Domitian began what became the First Dacian War. General Diurpaneus sent an envoy to Domitian offering peace, he was rejected and the praetorian prefect Cornelius Fuscus crossed the Danube into Dacia with 5 or 6 legions on a bridge built on boats.

The Roman army was ambushed and defeated at the First Battle of Tapae by Diurpaneus, subsequently renamed Decebalus, who, as a consequence, was chosen to be the new king. Fuscus was killed and the legions lost their banners, adding to the humiliation. In 88, the Roman offensive continued, the Roman army, this time under the command of Tettius Julianus, defeated the Dacians at their outlying fortress of Sarmizegetusa at Tapae, near the current village of Bucova. After this battle Decebalus, now the king of the four reunited arms of the Dacians, asked for peace, again refused. Domitian accepted the offer because his legions were needed along the Rhine to put down the revolt of Lucius Antonius Saturninus, the Roman governor of Germania Superior who had allied with the Marcomanni and Sarmatian Yazgulyams against Domitian. Throughout the 1st century, Roman policy dictated that threats from neighbouring nations and provinces were to be contained promptly; the peace treaty following the First Battle of Tapae, followed by an indecisive and costly Roman victory on the same ground a year was unfavorable for the Empire.

Following the peace of 89 AD, Decebalus became a client of Rome, with acceptance of Decebalus as king. He received a lump sum of money, annual financial stipends, craftsmen in trades devoted to both peace and war, war machines to defend the empire's borders; the craftsmen were used by the Dacians to upgrade their own defences. Some historians believe this was an unfavorable peace and that it might have led to Domitian's assassination in September 96. Despite some co-operation on the diplomatic front with Domitian, Decebalus continued to oppose Rome. At the time, Rome was suffering from economic difficulties brought on by military campaigns throughout Europe and in part due to a low gold content in Roman money as directed by Emperor Nero. Confirmed rumors of Dacian gold and other valuable trade resources inflamed the conflict, as did the Dacians' defiant behavior, as they were "unbowed and unbroken". However, other pressing reasons motivated them to action. Researchers estimate that only ten percent of barbarians such as Spanish and Gallic warriors had access to swords the nobility.

By contrast Dacia were prolific metal workers. A large percentage of Dacians owned swords reducing Rome's military advantage. Dacia sported 250,000 potential combatants, it was allied to several of its neighbors and on friendly terms with ot


Lacawac is a historic estate located in Paupack Township and Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It was built as a summer estate of Congressman William Connell. Six of the eight buildings remain, they are the main house, spring house, pump house, Coachman's Cabin, ice house. The buildings are in an Adirondack Great Camp style; the main house is a ​2 1⁄2-story frame dwelling with a cross gable roof. It features the interior is paneled in southern yellow pine. After Connells death in 1909, the estate was purchased by Louis Arthur Watres for use as a summer home. In 1966, the property was deeded to a non-profit organization and subsequently used as a nature preserve, ecological field research station and public environmental education facility, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Lake Lacawac was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Lacawac Sanctuary website

Abdul Mu'iz Sisa

Abdul Mu'iz bin Sisa is a Bruneian international footballer who plays for DPMM FC and the Brunei national team as a left-sided full-back. He played for Indera SC where he won the first two Brunei Super League championships in 2012–13 and 2014. Abdul Mu'iz rose through the ranks from the youth system of Indera SC, he appeared at left back for Indera starting from the 2007-08 season, winning the Bruneian league championship twice and the Piala Sumbangsih once. Abdul Mu'iz was granted the opportunity to play for Brunei's sole professional side DPMM FC in 2016 after a season-ending injury to Sairol Sahari forced the Gegar Gegar men to look for a local left-back to provide additional cover to the position. An established Bruneian international, he joined in June 2016 after a successful trial. Abdul Mu'iz made his DPMM debut on 26 September 2016 against Young Lions in a 5–3 win. Abdul Mu'iz started his international career with the under-21 side of the national team, he was an unused squad player for the 2007 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy, but appeared in every match for the 2012 edition, winning the trophy on home soil.

Abdul Mu'iz next laced up with the under-23 team for the 27th SEA Games held in Myanmar in December 2013. Brunei lost every game to finish rock bottom of their group. Abdul Mu'iz was selected for the 2018 World Cup qualifying First Round for AFC two-legged clash against Chinese Taipei in March 2015, he started both legs in a 1-2 aggregate loss. He appeared in friendlies against Singapore and Cambodia that year, scoring with a chip in the former game. Abdul Mu'iz was selected by the national team for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification matches against Timor-Leste in early September, he came on in the second half of the first leg, a 3-1 loss in Kuala Lumpur on 1 September. He was a starter at left-back in the return leg at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium the following week, the match resulted in a 1-0 win, not enough to send Brunei to the group stages of the Suzuki Cup. In June 2019 Abdul Mu'iz was to be recalled to the national team by Robbie Servais for the 2022 World Cup qualification matches, but he decided to decline due to unspecified reasons.

Scores and results list Brunei's goal tally first. Indera SCBrunei Super League: 2012–13, 2014DPMM FCSingapore Premier League: 2019 Brunei national under-21 football teamHassanal Bolkiah Trophy: 2012 Abdul Mu'iz Sisa at Abdul Mu'iz Sisa at Soccerway

Iron Acton

Iron Acton is a village, civil parish and former manor in South Gloucestershire, England. The village is about 9 miles northeast of the centre of Bristol; the B4058 road now by-passes it just to the north. The "iron" part of the toponym originates from the iron. "Acton" is derived from the Old English for "farm with oak trees". Still today there is an oak wood in the village beside the River Frome; the civil parish includes the smaller villages of Latteridge and Engine Common. The manor of Iron Acton was held by the de Acton family, which took its name from the manor, which expired in the male line on the death of John IV de Acton in 1362, his heir to Iron Acton became the descendant of his aunt Matilda de Acton, wife of Nicholas Poyntz, feudal baron of Curry Mallet in Somerset. His descendants remained seated at Iron Acton for many generations and rose to prominence under the Tudor monarchs. Sir Nicholas Poyntz was a prominent courtier during the latter part of the reign of King Henry VIII, his portrait drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger survives in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

He added the east wing to the moated manor house of Acton Court, which addition was lavishly decorated to impress King Henry VIII, who with his second wife, Anne Boleyn, visited the house in 1535 during a tour of the West Country. Sir Robert Poyntz, KB, MP for Gloucestershire and High Sheriff of Gloucestershire was the last in the male line of Poyntz of Iron Acton, he left only two daughters and co-heiresses, Grissel Poyntz and Margareta Poyntz. Acton Court on Latteridge Lane is the historic manor house of the manor of Iron Acton, it is a Tudor building, with restorations. In the 16th century Nicholas Poyntz added the east wing to the existing moated house, which addition was lavishly decorated to impress King Henry VIII, who with his second wife, Anne Boleyn, visited the house in 1535 during a tour of the West Country. Algars Court or Algars Manor, just south of the village, is a Tudor house; the Church of England parish church of Saint James the Less is Perpendicular Gothic and includes a clerestory, south aisle and south chapel, two-storey north porch and three-stage bell-tower.

The nave and south arcade are of three bays. The nave and south chapel all have wagon roofs and there is a fan vault under the tower; the church was restored in 1878–79 under the direction of the Gothic Revival architect Sir T. G. Jackson; the high altar has a reredos designed by F. C. Eden and made in about 1930. Behind the altar of the south chapel is a screen designed by Eden; the altar at the east end of the south aisle forms the focal point of the so-called Poyntz Chapel, not a separate chamber or structure. This is not to be confused with the Poyntz Chapel built by Sir Robert Poyntz within The Gaunt's Chapel, Bristol. Against the south wall is a 16th-century canopied tomb erected for a now unknown member of the Poyntz family. Of the three heraldic escutcheons comprised within the structure two are now blank and one bears the arms of the Acton family, from which the Poyntz's inherited the manor, A fess indented. No inscription survives; the tomb was covered with many layers of whitewash until this was removed in the 19th-century restoration.

Dividing the Poyntz Chapel from the chancel are a pair of stone effigies set on slabs at floor level. The figures show an armed knight of the 14th century beside a female figure his lady, but of a later date; the knight is believed to represent Sir John Poyntz, son of Sir Nicholas Poyntz feudal baron of Curry Mallet, Somerset, by Matilda Acton, his 2nd wife and eventual heiress of Sir John Acton of Iron Acton. Buried beneath an incised slab set into the floor in the centre of the Poyntz Chapel is Robert Poyntz between his two wives, 1st, Ann, 2nd Katherine FitzNichol, daughter of Sir Thomas FitzNichol of Hill, many times MP for Gloucestershire. Two other tombstones commemorate Florence Poyntz and Hugh Poyntz, son of Sir Nicholas Poyntz by Margaret Stanley, daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby; the Midland Railway opened its Thornbury Branch Line in 1872, including Iron Acton railway station to serve the village. The LMS closed the station in 1944 and it was demolished in the 1960s, but the line still carries one freight train per week between a stone quarry at Tytherington and the junction at Yate with the Birmingham and Gloucester line.

A freight-only branch serving an iron mine in Frampton Cotterell joined the branch line at the station. This was closed in 1872 but a truncated section of the line served as a coal depot until closure on 10 June 1963. Iron Acton station had a large wooden station building; the remains of the platform survive, as does a crossing-keeper's cottage to the south of the station site. Iron Acton hosts events throughout the year, including the annual May Day fair and horticultural show. Other events are organised by Acton Aid, a community organisation made up of men of the village who work together to benefit the parish of Iron Acton. Money is raised by holding social events such as the annual fireworks display and the Proms in the Meadows, working with other parish organisations at the annual May Day fair. An example of such an event is the Victorian evening, during which local residents dressed up in Victorian era clothing for a fair on the street, accompanied by a brass band; the village has its own football club, which played home games on the fiel