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Sasanian Empire

The Sasanian Empire known as the Empire of Iranians called the Neo-Persian Empire by historians, was the last kingdom of the Persian Empire before the rise of Islam. Named after the House of Sasan, it ruled from 224 to 651 AD; the Sasanian Empire succeeded the Parthian Empire and was recognised as one of the leading world powers alongside its neighbouring arch-rival, the Roman-Byzantine Empire for a period of more than 400 years. The Sasanian Empire was founded by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Parthian Empire and the defeat of the last Arsacid king, Artabanus V. At its greatest extent, the Sasanian Empire encompassed all of today's Iran, Eastern Arabia, the Levant, the Caucasus, large parts of Turkey, much of Central Asia and Pakistan. According to a legend, the vexilloid of the Sasanian Empire was the Derafsh Kaviani; the Sasanian Empire during Late Antiquity is considered to have been one of Iran's most important, influential historical periods and constituted the last great Iranian empire before the Muslim conquest and the Islamization of Iran.

In many ways, the Sasanian period witnessed the peak of ancient Iranian civilisation. The Sasanians' cultural influence extended far beyond the empire's territorial borders, reaching as far as Western Europe, Africa and India, it played a prominent role in the formation of both Asian medieval art. Much of what became known as Islamic culture in art, architecture and other subject matter was transferred from the Sasanians throughout the Muslim world; the Empire was known as the Empire of Iranians. More due to the fact that the ruling dynasty was named after Sasan, the Empire is known as the Sasanian Empire in historical and academic sources; this term is recorded in English as the Sassanian Empire, the Sasanid Empire and the Sassanid Empire. Historians have referred to the Sasanian Empire as the Neo-Persian Empire, since it was the second Iranian empire that rose from Pars. Conflicting accounts shroud the details of the fall of the Parthian Empire and subsequent rise of the Sassanian Empire in mystery.

The Sassanian Empire was established in Estakhr by Ardashir I. Papak was the ruler of a region called Khir. However, by the year 200 he had managed to overthrow Gochihr and appoint himself the new ruler of the Bazrangids, his mother, was the daughter of the provincial governor of Pars. Papak and his eldest son Shapur managed to expand their power over all of Pars; the subsequent events are due to the elusive nature of the sources. It is certain, that following the death of Papak, who at the time was the governor of Darabgerd, became involved in a power struggle of his own with his elder brother Shapur. Sources reveal that Shapur, leaving for a meeting with his brother, was killed when the roof of a building collapsed on him. By the year 208, over the protests of his other brothers who were put to death, Ardashir declared himself ruler of Pars. Once Ardashir was appointed shah, he moved his capital further to the south of Pars and founded Ardashir-Khwarrah; the city, well protected by high mountains and defensible due to the narrow passes that approached it, became the centre of Ardashir's efforts to gain more power.

It was surrounded by a high, circular wall copied from that of Darabgird. Ardashir's palace was on the north side of the city. After establishing his rule over Pars, Ardashir extended his territory, demanding fealty from the local princes of Fars, gaining control over the neighbouring provinces of Kerman, Isfahan and Mesene; this expansion came to the attention of Artabanus V, the Parthian king, who ordered the governor of Khuzestan to wage war against Ardashir in 224, but Ardashir was victorious in the ensuing battles. In a second attempt to destroy Ardashir, Artabanus himself met Ardashir in battle at Hormozgan, where the former met his death. Following the death of the Parthian ruler, Ardashir went on to invade the western provinces of the now defunct Parthian Empire. At that time the Arsacid dynasty was divided between supporters of Artabanus V and Vologases VI, which allowed Ardashir to consolidate his authority in the south with little or no interference from the Parthians. Ardashir was aided by the geography of the province of Fars, separated from the rest of Iran.

Crowned in 224 at Ctesiphon as the sole ruler of Persia, Ardashir took the title shahanshah, or "King of Kings", bringing the 400-year-old Parthian Empire to an end, beginning four centuries of Sassanid rule. In the next few years, local rebellions occurred throughout the empire. Nonetheless, Ardashir I further expanded his new empire to the east and northwest, conquering the provinces of Sistan, Khorasan, Margiana and Chorasmia, he added Bahrain and Mosul to Sassanid's possessions. Sassanid inscriptions claim the submission of the Kings of Kushan and Mekran to Ardashir, although based on numismatic evidence it is more that these

Chain Lightning (1922 film)

Chain Lightning is a 1922 American silent melodrama film produced and directed by Ben F. Wilson; as described in a film magazine, Kentuckian Major Lee Pomeroy has been obliged by financial circumstances to sell his race horse Chain Lightning, the property of his daughter Peggy. She comes home from school in Washington to learn that the horse has passed to the possession of Colonel George Bradley, her father's enemy; the horse is entered in an important race and Pomeroy wagers all his remaining funds on his former track star. Red Rollins, the jockey to ride the horse, is repulsed; the jockey threatens to pull the horse in the race. Peggy meets Rollins the day of endeavors to dissuade him; the vehicle they are in has an accident, this gives Peggy the opportunity to tie up Rollins and lock him in an abandoned cabin. Making her way to the track, she dons jockey attire, don Chain Lightning, ride him to victory in a thrilling neck and neck race. In the meantime, a romance has sprung up between the nephew of Bob Bradley.

With the winnings for her family and the winning of the race, the enmity between the Kentuckian gentlemen ends, leaving a happy ending for all except the corrupt jockey. Norval MacGregor as Major Lee Pomeroy Joseph W. Girard as Col. George Bradley William A. Carroll as Red Rollins Jack Dougherty as Bob Bradley Ann Little as Peggy Pomeroy Chain Lightning survives in the Library of Congress collection Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. Chain Lightning on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Lantern slide

I Can Hear Music

"I Can Hear Music" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector for American girl group the Ronettes in 1966. This version spent one week on the Billboard Pop chart at number 100. Three years American rock band the Beach Boys released a cover version as a single from their album 20/20, peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. "I Can Hear Music" was covered by the American rock band the Beach Boys, released on their 1969 album 20/20 with Carl Wilson on lead vocals. This version peaked at #24 on the Hot 100. Within the US and Canada, it peaked on playlists in the top 5 in Boston and Dallas. Partial credits from Craig Slowinski. Carl Wilson – lead vocals, guitar Al Jardine – backing vocals Mike Love – backing vocals Bruce Johnston – backing vocals, electric keyboard Dennis Wilsondrums In 1973, Larry Lurex, the solo stage name of Freddie Mercury, recorded "I Can Hear Music." His version peaked at #115 on the U. S. Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart. In 1996, the Beach Boys rerecorded the song, with contemporary Christian singer Kathy Troccoli on lead vocals, for their country album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1

Rosa woodsii

Rosa woodsii is a species of wild rose known by the common names Woods' rose, interior rose. It is native to North America including much of Canada and Alaska and the western and central United States, it grows in a variety including disturbed areas. In the Sierra Nevadas, it grows to 11,200 feet in moist, rocky soils in mixed coniferous forest, upper montane forest, subalpine forest. Rosa woodsii is a bushy shrub; the shrubs can form dense thickets. The plant reproduces sexually by seed and vegetatively by sprouting from the root crown, by producing root suckers; the stems are studded with prickles. The deciduous leaves are each made up of several spaced sharp-toothed leaflets up to 5 centimeters long; the inflorescence is a cyme of up to a few fragrant flowers with five petals in any shade of pink and measuring up to 2.5 centimeters in length. The fruit is a red. Jepson Manual treatment - Rosa woodsii Washington Burke Museum Southwest Colorado Wildflowers Rosa woodsii in the CalPhotos Photo Database, University of California, Berkeley Media related to Rosa woodsii at Wikimedia Commons

Joris Marveaux

Joris Marveaux is a French footballer who plays as a midfielder for French club Gazélec Ajaccio and the Martinique national football team. Marveaux made his professional debut for Lorient on 28 March 2003. Marveaux was a key part of Montpellier's league winning side in 2012, he made his Martinique national football team debut on 15 June 2019 in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Canada, as a starter. Scores and results list Martinique's goal tally first. Marveaux was born in France to a French mother, his younger brother, Sylvain Marveaux, is a professional footballer. Montpellier Ligue 1: 2011–12 Joris Marveaux – French league stats at LFP Joris Marveaux at L'Équipe Football Joris Marveaux – UEFA competition record Joris Marveaux at National-Football-Teams.com

Saint-Jacques Parish, New Brunswick

Saint-Jacques is a Canadian parish in Madawaska County, New Brunswick. Saint-Jacques Parish is defined in the Territorial Division Act as being bounded: Beginning on the west side of the Madawaska River at the southeastern angle of lot No. 16 granted to Charles Hughes thence in a westerly direction along the southern limit of said lot No. 16 to the west limit of lots fronting on the west side of the Madawaska River thence in a southerly direction along the said west limit to the north limit of lots in the Second Tier north of the St. John River thence westerly along said northern limit to a point where it is intersected by the northeast limit of Tier Six Riceville thence in a northwesterly direction along said limit of said Tier Six to the northeast angle of lot No. 51 in said Tier Six thence southwesterly along the northern limit of said lot No. 51 to the southwest angle of lot No. 58 thence northwesterly along the southwest limit of said lot No. 58 to the eastern limit of Tier Three of Rang-des-Morneault thence northerly along said limit to the northeast angle of lot No. 17 in Tier Three granted to Jos. P. Nadeau thence westerly along the north limit of said limit No. 17 to the western limit of Tier Three thence northerly along said limit to the New Brunswick-Quebec boundary line thence in an easterly direction along said boundary line to the east limit of lots in Sweeney Settlement thence in a southerly direction and following the various courses of the east limit of Sweeney Settlement to the southeast angle of lot No. 2 in Sweeney Settlement, the front part of, granted to Marcel Grandmaison thence northwesterly along the southwest limit of said lot No. 2 to the southwest angle of said lot No. 2 thence southerly along the east limit of Tier Three east of the Madawaska River to the northeast angle of lot No. 213 in Tier Three granted to Peter Plourde thence westerly along the northern limit of said lot No. 213 to the east limit of Tier Two thence southerly following the various courses of the east limit of Tier Two to the northeast angle of lot No. 214 in Tier Two granted to P. Couturier thence westerly along the northern limit of said lot No. 214 to the east limit of lots fronting on the east side of the Madawaska River thence southerly along said limit to the southeastern angle of lot No. 16 granted to Cyprien Michaud thence westerly along the southern limit of said lot No. 16 and its prolongation to the western shore of the Madawaska River thence following said shore in a northerly direction upstream to the place of beginning.

Also:- Including all that portion of the County of Madawaska lying between the Green River and the Lake Branch of Green River. Parish population total does not include incorporated municipalities and communities within their respective boundaries. Ennemond Grandmaison Moulin-Morneault Patrieville Petite-Rivière-à-la-Truite Saint-Jacques St. Joseph Settlement List of parishes in New Brunswick