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Saint Blaise

Blaise of Sebaste was a physician and bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia, venerated as a Christian saint and martyr. Blaise is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox churches and is the patron saint of wool combers and throat disease. In the Latin Church, his feast falls on 3 February, in the Eastern Churches on 11 February. According to the Acta Sanctorum, he was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron combs, beheaded; the first reference to Blaise is the medical writings of Aëtius Amidenus where his aid is invoked in treating objects stuck in the throat. Marco Polo reported the place where "Messer Saint Blaise obtained the glorious crown of martyrdom", Sebastea. However, it appears to no longer exist. From being a healer of bodily ailments, Saint Blaise became a physician of souls retired for a time to a cavern where he remained in prayer; as bishop of Sebastea, Blaise instructed his people as much by his example as by his words, the great virtues and sanctity of the servant of God were attested by many miracles.

From all parts, the people came flocking to him for the cure of spiritual ills. He is said to have been assisted by animals. In 316, the governor of Cappadocia and Lesser Armenia Agricolaus began a persecution by order of the Emperor Licinius and Saint Blaise was seized. After his interrogation and a severe scourging, he was hurried off to prison, subsequently beheaded. BHO 183; the legend is as follows: Blaise, who had studied philosophy in his youth, was a doctor in Sebaste in Armenia, the city of his birth, who exercised his art with miraculous ability, good-will, piety. When the bishop of the city died, he was chosen to succeed him, with the acclamation of all the people, his holiness was manifest through many miracles: from all around, people came to him to find cures for their spirit and their body. In 316, the governor of Cappadocia and of Lesser Armenia, having arrived in Sebastia at the order of the emperor Licinius to kill the Christians, arrested the bishop; as he was being led to jail, a mother set her only son, choking to death of a fish-bone, at his feet, the child was cured straight away.

Regardless, the governor, unable to make Blaise renounce his faith, beat him with a stick, ripped his flesh with iron combs, beheaded him. According to the Acts, while Blaise was being taken into custody, a distraught mother, whose only child was choking on a fishbone, threw herself at his feet and implored his intercession. Touched at her grief, he offered up his prayers, the child was cured. Saint Blaise is invoked for protection against injuries and illnesses of the throat. In many places on the day of his feast the blessing of St. Blaise is given: two candles, blessed on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, are held in a crossed position by a priest over the heads of the faithful or the people are touched on the throat with them. At the same time the following blessing is given: "Through the intercession of Saint Blaise and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness"; the priest makes the sign of the cross over the faithful. As the governor's hunters led Blaise back to Sebastea, on the way, the story goes, they met a poor woman whose pig had been seized by a wolf.

At the command of Blaise, the wolf restored the pig to its owner and unhurt. When he had reached the capital and was in prison awaiting execution, the old woman whose pig he had saved came to see him, bringing two fine wax candles to dispel the gloom of his dark cell. In the West there was no group honoring St. Blaise prior to the eighth century. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Blaise became one of the most popular saints of the Middle Ages, his followers became widespread in Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries and his legend is recounted in the 13th-century Legenda Aurea. Saint Blaise is the saint of the wild beast, he is the patron of the Armenian Order of Saint Blaise. In Italy he is known as San Biagio. In Spanish-speaking countries, he is known as San Blas, has lent his name to many places. Several places in Portugal and Brazil are named after him, where he is called São Brás. In Italy, Saint Blaise's remains rest at the Basilica over the town of Maratea, shipwrecked there during Leo III the Isaurian's iconoclastic persecutions.

Many German churches, including the former Abbey of St. Blasius in the Black Forest and the church of Balve are dedicated to Saint Blaise/Blasius. In Cornwall the town of St Blazey and the civil parish of St Blaise derive from his name, where the parish church is still dedicated to Saint Blaise; the council of Oxford in 1222 forbade all work on his festival. There is a church dedicated to Saint Blaise in the Devon hamlet of Haccombe, near Newton Abbot, one at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight and another at Milton near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, one of the country's smallest churches, it is located next to Haccombe house, the family home of the Carew family, descendants of the vice admiral on board the Mary Rose at the time of her sinking. This church, retains the office of "archpriest". There is a St. Blaise's Well In Bromley, London where the water was considered to have medicinal virtues. St Blaise is associated with Str

Radoslav Terziev

Radoslav Terziev is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender for Botev Plovdiv. Born in Plovdiv, Terziev began his career at the Spartak Plovdiv academy but moved to Botev Plovdiv along with Lazar Marin, Lachezar Angelov and Rosen Andonov in January 2012, he spent one and a half seasons on loan at second-tier Rakovski. He scored his first goal in senior football in a 3–0 win over Akademik Svishtov on 10 November 2013. Terziev totalled 39 appearances in all competitions for Rakovski. After returning from his loan spell, Terziev made his Botev debut on 3 July 2014, in a 4–0 win over Libertas in the first leg of the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, he played full 90 minutes. Terziev made his A Group debut in a 1–0 home win against Lokomotiv Sofia on 20 July, appearing as a 69th-minute substitute for Milen Gamakov. One month he made his first league start in a game against Slavia Sofia. During the second half of season 2015-16 Terziev became a regular central defender in the starting lineup of Botev Plovdiv.

On 22 October 2016 Terziev scored a goal after an assistance from Todor Nedelev during the 2-3 home defeat from Cherno More Varna. On 24 May 2017 Terziev played an important role in the historical 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Bulgarian Cup final and won the cup with Botev Plovdiv. On 16 June 2017, he signed a new 2-year contract; as one of the most promising defenders Terziev has received call-ups for the Bulgarian U19 and U21 national football teams. On 31 March 2015 he participated in the 1-3 away defeat of Bulgaria U21 from Wales U21. On 9 June 2015 Radoslav Terziev played 90 minutes during the 1-0 win in a friendly game with Cyprus U21. In September 2015 Terziev was again included in the squad during the 0-2 away victory over Romania U21 and the 3-0 home win over Luxembourg U21, he played 90 minutes in both games. On 9 October 2015 Terziev played 90 minutes during the 2-0 win over Armenia U21. Five days on 14 October, Terziev was again in the starting lineup but this time he and his teammates were defeated with 0-1 by Denmark U21.

On 25 March 2016 Terziev was in the starting lineup for the goalless draw with Wales U21. On 21 May 2016 Terziev was in the starting lineup during the 0-1 defeat from France U21. In late January 2015, Terziev received his first call-up to the full national side by new manager Ivaylo Petev for a friendly match against Romania but he remained an unused substitute in this game, he was part of Petar Houbchev's preliminary list for a November 2016 World Cup qualifier against Belarus, but did not make the final squad for the match. As of 16 February 2019 Botev PlovdivBulgarian Cup: 2016–17 Bulgarian Supercup: 2017 Radoslav Terziev at Soccerway Profile at

Cerro El Bolo

Cerro El Bolo is the highest peak in the municipality of Villalba, Puerto Rico, raising to 1,075 meters above sea level. It is part of the Toro Negro State Forest, is the 10th tallest mountain in Puerto Rico; the mountain can be reached by following state road PR-143 to km 32.4, where the main entrance of the Toro Negro State Forest is located. Route 143 is part of Puerto Rico's Ruta Panorámica. Route 143 can be accessed via the better-traveled Route 10. From the State Forest's visitors area, Trail #1, known as "Camino El Bolo", makes its way up to Cerro El Bolo. Las cumbres más altas de Puerto Rico. Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico en Bayamon. Departamento de Ciencias Naturales y Matematicas. Retrieved 22 August 2013.)

Museum of Oriental Art "Bratko"

The Museum of Oriental Art "Bratko" is an Albanian national museum dedicated to Asian art in Korçë, Albania. The museum was established and opened in June 2003, thus fulfilling the dream of George Dimitri Boria, an Albanian-American photographer, who donated his own collection of Asian art to the museum. Collection which Boria began during his 14 years in post-war Japan as photographer for General Douglas MacArthur, which continued as a lifelong passion embracing all countries and cultures of the Orient; the name "Bratko" Museum was chosen by G. D. Boria in memory of her beloved mother, Viktoria Bratko, who waited for him in Korca; the "Bratko" Museum serves as a monument to an extraordinary man, his family, his native land. The architecture of the new museum is a startling, new contribution to the variety of buildings represented in Albania, its style is avant-garde while reflecting elements of traditional architectures of Asia. As such, the museum itself is a contemporary masterpiece; the idea of opening the Museum was born around 1985 by G.

D Boria who provided to the Albanian state of that period his own collection, which he had collected during the post-war years. In 1990 G. D Boria died entrusting the realization of this dream to his American cousin, Laura Bratko Schlesinger; the realization of his dream to open a museum dedicated to Asian art was made possible only in the early 2000s when the Municipality of Korca offered the site for the museum's construction. The completion of the works was completed in 2003 and the museum was opened in June to the same year under the name of the Museum of Oriental Art "Bratko", thus becoming the first Asian art museum in the Balkan region. National Museum of Medieval Art

Tim Smits

Tim Smits is an Australian footballer who plays for Grange Thistle. Smits began his career with North Pine SC, he moved to Albany Creek and to the QAS. At the Queensland Academy of Sport he spent three years, after this, he joined Pine Rivers United where he played two years. In January 2006, Smits was scouted by Netherlands club Helmond Sport, where he played for the reserve team, after one year in the Netherlands, he moved back to Australia and signed with Rochedale Rovers. In January 2008, after playing nine games in one year for Rochedale, he joined A-League club Brisbane Roar. 1 - includes A-League final series statistics 2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics.

Mirror Fusion Test Facility

The Mirror Fusion Test Facility, or MFTF, was an experimental magnetic confinement fusion device built using the tandem magnetic mirror design. It was, by far, the largest, most powerful and most expensive mirror machine constructed. Due to budget cuts, it was mothballed the day after its construction was complete, sat unused for a year before being formally cancelled. $372 million dollars were spent on the system during its lifetime. MFTF was the ultimate development of a series of machines at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that trace their history back to the early 1950s. Over the years one problem after another had been addressed, leading to designs using "baseball" and "yin-yang" mirrors. By the late 1960s, it appeared possible to build stable mirrors. However, these changes had lowered their economic performance, to the point where they appeared unattractive as power generators. A new concept introduced in the early 1970s, the tandem mirror, appeared to offer a way forward. In 1968 the Soviets demonstrated their tokamak systems were outperforming all others by a factor of at least ten times.

The path to practical fusion appeared open, in the US, Robert Hirsch began plans to produce a prototype power plant using the tokamak design. Having secured a massive budget increase, desiring a second design in case the tokamak didn't pan out, a study of the alternative concepts suggested the best developed was the tandem mirror, the MFTF concept was born. A smaller version, the Tandem Mirror Experiment, was funded to test the basic layout. Construction of MFTF and TMX began in 1977. TMX was much smaller and easier to build than MFTF, began operations in 1979. By the early 1980s, TMX was beginning to demonstrate serious problems that suggested MFTF would not work as predicted; this was occurring around the same time. In a series of sweeping budget cuts across the entire energy research field, MFTF had its operational budget cancelled, although its construction budget survived. Construction completed in 1986, the facility sat unused for a year being scavenged for parts by other researchers until it was formally cancelled in 1987 and disassembled.

It was designed and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the primary research centers for mirror fusion devices. It cost 372 million dollars to construct, making it at the time the most expensive project in the lab's history, it was promptly shut down. The reason given was to balance the United States federal budget. Following on from the earlier Baseball II device, the facility was a similar system in which the confinement area was located between two horseshoe-shaped "mirrors". During construction the success of the Tandem Mirror Experiment led to a redesign to insert a solenoid area between two such magnets improving confinement time from a few milliseconds to over one second. Most of the fusion power would be produced in the long solenoid; the yin-yang magnets would serve only to dam up the ends in order to maintain good plasma confinement in the solenoid. Limited to break-even energy balance, the magnetic mirror endcaps consumed power, but much less than that produced in a solenoid of sufficient length.

A new version MFTF-B, started construction in 1977 and was completed in 1986 on the day the project was canceled. No experiments were performed. Rollbacks in fusion research funding reduced funding levels across the entire field. Parts of the MFTF have since been re-used on newer fusion experiments, one of which won a recycling award