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Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi

In Norse mythology, Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi are the horses of Dagr and Nótt. The names Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi are bahuvrihi compounds, meaning "shining mane" and "rime mane", respectively. Skinfaxi pulls Dagr's chariot across the sky every day and his mane lights up the sky and earth below; the myth of Skinfaxi is believed to have originated in Nordic Bronze Age religion, for which there is strong evidence of beliefs involving a horse pulling the sun across the sky. The Trundholm sun chariot is drawn by a single horse, was imagined to be pulled back across the sky from west to east by a second horse. Related are a team of two horses pulling the chariot of Sól. In the Codex Regius and Hrimfaxi are mentioned in verses 7 and 8 of the Vafþrúðnismál, during the battle of wits between Odin and Vafþrúðnir; this is the oldest extant manuscript. Gullfaxi Shadowfax, a horse in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth

Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill

Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill, was an English courtier and Red Cross volunteer, known for her long friendship with Queen Mary. Russell was born in London, the daughter of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp and Lady Mary Stanhope, daughter of Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, she married the 2nd Baron Ampthill, a civil servant, in 1894. Lord Ampthill served as Governor of Madras from 1900–06, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Crown of India in 1900 and awarded a gold Kaisar-i-Hind Medal in 1906. Lady Margaret first became friends with Queen Mary in 1891. Lady Margaret was appointed a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary in 1911, but was honoured by four monarchs for her charity work. In 1918, she was appointed a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for her work with the Red Cross during the First World War and a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1946 for her work as aa courtier, she was a Dame of Grace of the Venerable Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

After her death, Viscount Templewood eulogised her in The Times and commented on her friendship with Queen Mary: Lady Margaret married Oliver Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill in Madresfield, Worcestershire on 6 October 1894, two days before her 20th birthday. The Ampthills had four sons and one daughter: John Russell, 3rd Baron Ampthill, succeeded his father Admiral Hon. Sir Guy Herbrand Edward Russell, Royal Navy commander Wing Commander Hon. Edward Wriothesley Curzon Russell, married Baroness Barbara Korff and had issue Brig Hon. Leopold Oliver Russell Hon. Phyllis Margaret Russell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Mary, married William George Preston Thorold She died in Hammersmith, aged 83. Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill at Find a Grave

List of The Avengers (TV series) episodes

This is an episode list for the 1960s British television series The Avengers. The series was aired in Britain, on ITV, between 1961 and 1969; the first four series were made in black-and-white. Beginning with series 4 the series moved to all-film production, shot using the single-camera method. From series 5 onward, the episodes were filmed in colour. Note: The only episodes from the first series known to exist in complete form are Girl on the Trapeze, The Frighteners and Tunnel of Fear; the most recent discovery was in 2016. Cast: Unless noted in the table below, all episodes in the first series feature Ian Hendry and Patrick Macnee. Note: Following series 1, a lengthy Equity actors' strike prevented development of the second series, Ian Hendry decided to leave the show; when The Avengers returned, its premise had been retooled, with Macnee moved to the lead role, accompanied by an attractive and capable female sidekick, a much more whimsical tone. Cast: Series 2 featured Patrick Macnee as John Steed in all 26 episodes.

Either Jon Rollason or Julie Stevens accompanied him. NOTE: The episode Death of a Great Dane was re-made during series 5 as "The £50,000 Breakfast". Cast: Series 3 stars Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Honor Blackman as Dr. Cathy Gale, it was the last series to be shot "as live" on videotape. NOTE: The episode "Don't Look Behind You" was re-made for series 5 as "The Joker", "The Charmers" was re-made, again for series 5, as "The Correct Way to Kill" and "Dressed to Kill" was in large part re-made, once again for series 5, as "The Superlative Seven". At the end of the third series, Honor Blackman left The Avengers to star in the James Bond movie Goldfinger. Cast: Series 4 starred Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg, it was the last series to be made in black and white, but the first series to be shot on film as opposed to on videotape. Starting with this series, the production budget was increased location shooting was used extensively. With an eye toward getting the series shown on US television, the show was now shot using 35mm film instead of being videotaped, leading to an increase in picture quality.

This brought The Avengers in line with other contemporary ITV series such as Danger Man and The Saint. Actress Elizabeth Shepherd was cast as Emma Peel. Partway through filming of the second episode, "The Murder Market", the producers closed down production in order to recast the part; the Shepherd footage is believed to be lost. Canal+ once claimed it had the original footage later retracted this claim. Publicity photos of Shepherd as Mrs. Peel survive. For American broadcast, all episodes of the 1965–1966 series included a specially-shot prologue preceding the main credits, showing Steed and Peel walking across a giant chessboard while a narrator introduces the characters and the concept of the series; this opening never aired in the UK and wasn't seen in the show's home country until the DVD release. "The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse" was filmed in colour on the set of "Honey for the Prince" and was, as Brian Clemens wrote it, intended to be tagged on to the end of the final b/w episode transmitted in America to advertise the upcoming colour episodes.

It was cut down into a trailer for the colour episodes coming soon to ABC Network in America. Just like the prologue to the b/w Rigg episodes, it was never meant to be screened anywhere but the US. There is a myth that it was to have been a twenty-minute mini-episode, but the version presently available on video is three minutes long and doesn't appear to be missing any substantial narrative content. Cast: This series featured Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg. From this series onwards, all episodes are in colour, but as ITV did not begin colour transmissions until November 1969, all were broadcast in the UK in black and white; the Fear Merchants was the first episode of the Avengers to be produced/filmed in colour, although From Venus with Love aired first. Cast: All episodes feature Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson. Patrick Newell features in three-quarters of the episodes. John Bryce replaced Brian Clemens and Albert Fennell as producer for the start of series six. By the time Clemens and Fennell returned, three episodes had been filmed: two 90-minute episodes, named "Invitation To a Killing" and "The Great Great Britain Crime", as well as a standard-length episode, "Invasion of the Earthmen".

These were considered to be flawed episodes. Hence, "Invitation To a Killing" was edited and had several new shots filmed to become "Have Guns — Will Haggle", while "The Great Great Britain Crime" was edited and had some old footage from previous episodes added, as well as some new foot


Borduas is a provincial electoral district in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It includes the municipality of Beloeil, it was created for the 1994 election from Iberville. In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it gained Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Sainte-Madeleine, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Sainte-Marie-Madeleine from the Verchères electoral district. In the 1995 Quebec referendum it voted 58% for Quebec independence. ^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ. Information Elections QuebecElection results Election results Election results Referendums Référendum du 30 octobre 1995 Maps2011 map 2001 map 2001–2011 changes 1992–2001 changes Electoral map of Montérégie region Quebec electoral map, 2011

Decision Sciences Institute

The Decision Sciences Institute is a professional association of university professors, graduate students, practitioners whose interest lies in the application of quantitative research and qualitative research to the decision problems of individuals and society. Many of the members of this academic organization are faculty members in business schools. Members of the Institute share their research findings at DSI's Annual Meeting, international DSI meetings, or regional conferences; the Decision Sciences Institute publishes two journals and hosts annual award competitions for contributions to innovation education, the best case study, best doctoral dissertation. In addition, the Institute offers job placement services, doctoral student and new faculty consortia, a variety of professional development activities; the Decision Sciences Institute publishes two academic journals, Decision Sciences and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Both journals are printed and distributed by Wiley-Blackwell and have subscriptions totaling over 5,000.

In addition, the publication Decision Line, includes a wide range of practical and educational feature columns, as well as news items that inform the membership of past and future events. There are eight regions. There are five regions in the United States and three outside the U. S.. The regions operate independently within the Institute; each region elects its own officers and one representative who serves on the Institute’s Board of Directors. DSI's home office is located in Atlanta, where it receives support from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Dennis E. Grawoig founded the organization in 1968 and served as its first president for two years and as its executive director until 1986; the Executive Director of the Institute from 1986 until her untimely death on June 3, 2013 was Carol J. Latta; as of April 19, 2014 DSI, was moved from the GSU campus to the University of Houston. In November 1968, a small group of faculty members met in Atlanta, Georgia to propose an academic society that would encourage interdisciplinary participation in the new field of decision sciences.

The first annual meeting of the American Institute for Decision Sciences was held in New Orleans in 1969. About 100 charter members were in attendance; the Institute's first journal, Decision Sciences, was first published in 1970. In 2003, DSI began publishing a second journal, the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. DSJIE publishes research on learning issues. In 1986, the name of the organization was changed to the Decision Sciences Institute "once the name AIDS became linked in the public's mind with a newly emerging disease."Since 1986, Carol Latta has served as the Institute's Executive Director. She was made a Fellow of DSI in 2003. DSI is one of a handful of organizations. One way in which DSI distinguishes itself from similar organizations is in addressing educational issues including curriculum and careers. Attendance at the Annual Meetings is now in the range of 1300 to 1400 attendees; the Institute is an independent non-profit educational organization. In order to further research in the decision sciences, the membership of the Decision Sciences Institute has been asked to participate in studies and surveys and the research papers published in DSI conference proceedings have been studied.

In March 2008, the Decision Sciences Institute Wikipedia entry was developed. The honor of Fellow is awarded to DSI members for outstanding contributions in the field of decision sciences in at least two of the following: research and scholarship, teaching and/or administration, service to the Decision Sciences Institute. Presidents of DSI have included:2016–2017 Funda Sahin, University of Houston 2015–2016 Morgan Swink, Texas Christian University 2014–2015 Marc J. Schniederjans, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2013–2014 Maling Ebrahimpour, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg 2012–2013 E. Powell Robinson, Jr. Texas A&M University 2011–2012 Krishna S. Dhir, Berry College 2010–2011 G. Keong Leong, University of Nevada-Las Vegas 2009–2010 Ram Narasimhan, Michigan State University 2008–2009 Norma J. Harrison, China Europe International Business School 2007–2008 Kenneth E. Kendall, Rutgers University 2006–2007 Mark M. Davis, Bentley College 2005–2006 Thomas E. Callarman, China Europe International Business School 2004–2005 Gary L. Ragatz, Michigan State University 2003–2004 Barbara B.

Flynn, Wake Forest University 2002–2003 Thomas W. Jones, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville 2001–2002 F. Robert Jacobs, Indiana University-Bloomington 2000–2001 Michael J. Showalter, Florida State University 1999–2000 Lee J. Krajewski, University of Notre Dame 1998–1999 Terry R. Rakes, Virginia Tech 1997–1998 James R. Evans, University of Cincinnati 1996–1997 Betty J. Whitten, University of Georgia 1995–1996 John C. Anderson, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 1994–1995 K. Roscoe Davis, University of Georgia 1993–1994 Larry P. Ritzman, Boston College 1992–1993 William C. Perkins, Indiana University-Bloomington 1991–1992 Robert E. Markland, University of South Carolina 1990–1991 Ronald J. Ebert, University of Missouri-Columbia 1989–1990 Bernard W. Taylor, III, Virginia Tech 1988–1989 William L. Berry, Ohio State University 1987–1988 James M. Clapper, Aladdin TempRite 1986–1987 William R. Darden, Deceased 1985–1986 Harvey J. Brightma

Bandholm Church

Bandholm Church is a located in the harbor village of Bandholm some 8 km north of Maribo on the Danish island of Lolland. It was built in 1874 by Henrik Steffens Sibbern to a cruciform plan in the Romanesque Revival style. Built of red brick, it consists of a nave and a tower with a conical spire. Bandholm was part of Østofte parish; as the population of the village increased, there was a need for a local church. Count Knuth of neighbouring Knuthenborg provided land for its construction on the corner of Birketvej and Koholtvej; the architect, H. S. Sibbern designed the various buildings in Knuthenborg Park. In 1881, Bandholm became a parish in its own right. There is no altarpiece in the church but three stained-glass windows decorate the east wall, the central one depicting the Last Supper; the church has a Busch organ, renovated by Starup & Søn in 1974. List of churches on Lolland