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Sucellus

In Gallo-Roman religion, Sucellus or Sucellos was a deity depicted as carrying a large mallet and an olla and/or barrel. A Celtic deity, his cult flourished not only among Gallo-Romans, but to some extent among the neighbouring peoples of Raetia and Britain, he has been associated with agriculture and wine in the territory of the Aedui. He is portrayed as a middle-aged bearded man, with a long-handled hammer, or a beer barrel suspended from a pole, his companion Nantosuelta is sometimes depicted alongside him. When together, they are accompanied by symbols associated with domesticity. In a well-known relief from Sarrebourg, near Metz, wearing a long gown, is standing to the left. In her left hand she holds a small house-shaped object with two circular holes and a peaked roof – a dovecote – on a long pole, her right hand holds a patera. To the right Sucellus stands, bearded, in a tunic with a cloak over his right shoulder, he holds an olla in his left. Above the figures is a dedicatory inscription and below them in low relief is a raven.

This sculpture was dated by Reinach, from the form of the letters, to the end of the first century or start of the second century. At least eleven inscriptions to Sucellus are known from Gaul. One is from Eboracum in Britain. In an inscription from Augusta Rauricorum, Sucellus is identified with Silvanus: In honor / d d deo Su/ cello Silv / Spart l d d dThe syncretism of Sucellus with Silvanus can be seen in artwork from Narbonensis. In Gaulish, the root cellos can be interpreted as'striker', derived from Proto-Indo-European *-kel-do-s whence come Latin per-cellere, Greek klao and Lithuanian kálti; the prefix is found in many Gaulish personal names. Sucellus is therefore translated as'the good striker.' An alternate etymology is offered by Celticist Blanca María Prósper, who posits a derivative of the Proto-Indo-European root *kel- ‘to protect’, i.e. *su-kel-mó "having a good protection" or *su-kel-mṇ-, an agentive formation meaning "protecting well, providing good protection", with a thematic derivative built on the oblique stem, *su-kel-mn-o-.

Prósper suggests the name would be comparable to the Indic personal name Suśarman-, found in Hindu mythology. The Dagda – a similar figure from Irish mythology. Delamarre, Xavier. Dictionnaire de la Langue Gauloise. Paris: Éditions Errance. ISBN 2-87772-237-6. Deyts, Simone, ed.. À la rencontre des Dieux gaulois, un défi à César. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux. ISBN 2-7118-3851-X. Duval, Paul-Marie. Les dieux de la Gaule. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France / Éditions Payot. Jufer, Nicole. Répertoire des dieux gaulois. Paris: Éditions Errance. ISBN 2-87772-200-7. Reinach, Salomon. Cultes, mythes et religions

Mauro Giuliani

Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani was an Italian guitarist, cellist and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century. Although born in Bisceglie, Giuliani's center of study was in Barletta where he moved with his brother Nicola in the first years of his life, his first instrumental training was on the cello—an instrument which he never abandoned—and he also studied the violin. Subsequently, he devoted himself to the guitar, becoming a skilled performer on it in a short time; the names of his teachers are unknown, we cannot be sure of his exact movements in Italy. He married Maria Giuseppe del Monaco, they had a child, born in Barletta in 1801. After that he was in Bologna and Trieste for a brief stay. Here he began a relationship with the Viennese Anna Wiesenberger, with whom he had four daughters, Maria Willmuth, Aloisia Willmuth, Emilia Giuliani and Karolina Giuliani. In Vienna he became acquainted with the classical instrumental style. In 1807 Giuliani began to publish compositions in the classical style.

His concert tours took him all over Europe. Everywhere he went he was acclaimed for musical taste, he achieved great success and became a musical celebrity, equal to the best of the many instrumentalists and composers who were active in the Austrian capital city at the beginning of the 19th century. Giuliani defined a new role for the guitar in the context of European music, he was acquainted with the highest figures of Austrian society and with notable composers such as Rossini and Beethoven, cooperated with the best active concert musicians in Vienna. In 1815 he appeared with Johann Nepomuk Hummel, the violinist Joseph Mayseder and the cellist Joseph Merk, in a series of chamber concerts in the botanical gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, concerts that were called the "Dukaten Concerte", after the price of the ticket, a ducat; this exposure gave Giuliani prominence in the musical environment of the city. In 1815, he was the official concert artist for the celebrations of the Congress in Vienna. Two years earlier, on 8 December 1813, he had played in an orchestra for the first performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

In Vienna, Giuliani had minor success as a composer. He worked with the publisher Artaria, who published many of his works for guitar, but he had dealings with all the other local publishers, who spread his compositions all over Europe, he developed a teaching career here as well. In 1819 Giuliani left Vienna for financial reasons: he expected to make financial profit on a concert tour through Bohemia and Bavaria, he returned to Italy, spending time in Trieste and Venice, settled in Rome. In 1822 he brought his illegitimate daughter Emilia to Italy, born in Vienna in 1813, she was educated at the nunnery L'adorazione del Gesù from 1821 to 1826, together with Giuliani's first illegitimate daughter Maria Willmuth. In Rome he did not have much success. In July 1823 he began a series of frequent trips to Naples to be with his father, ill. In the Bourbon city of Naples Giuliani would find a better reception to his guitar artistry, there he was able to publish other works for guitar with local publishers.

In 1826 he performed in Portici before the Bourbon court. In this time, which we could call Giuliani's Neapolitan period, he appeared in duo concert with his daughter Emilia, who had become a skilled performer on the guitar. Toward the end of 1827 the health of the musician began to fail; the news of his death created a great stir in the Neapolitan musical environment. As a guitar composer he was fond of the theme and variations— an popular form in Vienna, he had a remarkable ability to weave a melody into a passage with musical effect while remaining true to the idiom of the instrument. One example of this ability is to be found in his Variations on a theme of Handel, Op. 107. This popular theme, known as "The Harmonious Blacksmith", appears in the Aria from Handel's Suite no. 5 in E for harpsichord. Another example is Giuliani's Sei variazioni sull'aria "A Schisserl und a Reindl", op. 38, a set of variations on the Austrian folk song A Schisserl und a Reindl, is åll mein Kuchlg'schirr, used in the play Der Kaufmannsbude, with music by Johann Baptist Henneberg and text by Schikaneder.

His three-movement sonata Op. 15 is a clever, witty work and one of the most developed examples of the genre for guitar. The several sets of extended Rossiniana reside at the pinnacle of nineteenth-century operatic pot pourri for guitar. Giuliani's achievements as a composer were numerous. Giuliani's 150 compositions for guitar with opus number constitute the nucleus of the nineteenth-century guitar repertory, he composed challenging pieces for solo guitar as well as works for orchestra and Guitar-Violin and Guitar-Flute duos. Outstanding pieces by Giuliani include his three guitar concertos. 119–124, based on airs from Rossini operas and entitled the "Rossiniane". 65, for s

Power Rangers (film)

Power Rangers is a 2017 American superhero film based on the franchise of the same name, directed by Dean Israelite and written by John Gatins. It is the third Power Rangers film, is a reboot; the film features the main characters of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series with a new cast, starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks. Franchise creator Haim Saban returned to produce the film under his investment firm; the film premiered at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on March 22, 2017, was released in the United States on March 24, 2017. It was met with mixed reviews upon release, with praise for the visual effects, musical score and the performances of Montgomery and Cyler, but criticism for its uneven tone, product placement, divergences from its source material, lack of action and the overall lack of ambition, it was a box-office bomb, grossing $142 million worldwide against a budget of $105 million.

Power Rangers was intended to be the start of a planned film franchise with sequels to follow, but were all cancelled due to the film’s underperformance. A reboot is in development at Paramount Pictures. In the Cenozoic era, the Power Rangers are tasked with protecting life on the Zeo Crystal; the Green Ranger, Rita Repulsa, plans to dominate the universe. The Red Ranger, survives Rita's attack and hides five of the Power Coins, he orders Alpha 5, his robotic assistant, to perform a meteor strike that kills him, the dinosaurs, sends Rita to the bottom of the sea, foiling her scheme. In 21st-century Angel Grove, high school football star Jason Scott is dismissed from the team and placed under house arrest after a failed prank. In detention, he encounters Kimberly Hart. Billy offers to deactivate Jason's ankle monitor. Once there, Jason runs into Kimberly. Billy detonates explosives to break some rock, attracting the attention of Jason and nearby students Trini and Zack; the five discover each take one.

While escaping mine security, their car is hit by a train. The five find themselves at home the next morning and discover that the coins have granted them superhuman abilities. Elsewhere, Rita's body is found. Waking, she goes on a rampage, hunting pieces of gold to raise her minion Goldar to find the Zeo Crystal; the five teenagers return to the mine and discover an ancient spaceship where they meet Alpha 5 and Zordon's consciousness. They inform the teenagers about the Rangers history and Rita, warning that they have eleven days until Rita has her full power, finds the Zeo Crystal, uses it to destroy life on Earth. Zordon pleads with Jason to convince the team to help; the five spend the next week trying unsuccessfully to morph. To inspire the Rangers, Alpha reveals the Zords. Zack takes his Zord out for a joyride and kills the other Rangers when he crashes it; this angers Jason, they fight. While trying to separate the two, Billy spontaneously morphs. However, when he becomes conscious of it, the armor disappears.

Angered at their lack of progress, Zordon dismisses the group. Jason returns to the ship to confront Zordon and discovers that once the Rangers morph, it will open the Morphing Grid and allow Zordon to restore himself in a physical body. Feeling betrayed, Jason accuses Zordon of using the team for his own benefit; that night, the team camp at the mine and bond with each other. That night, Rita attacks Trini and orders her to bring the Rangers to the docks. Trini informs them about Rita and they arrive to fight, but are defeated. Rita forces Billy to reveal the location of the Zeo Crystal, which he'd figured out to be under a Krispy Kreme, kills him, releases the others; the Rangers ask Zordon to resurrect him. The Rangers agree they would resolve to defeat Rita. In doing so, they unlock the Morphing Grid. Zordon revives Billy, sacrificing being able to restore his physical self. With the team restored and confident, the Rangers morph into their armor. Rita creates Goldar, raises an army of Putties, attacks Angel Grove to find the Zeo Crystal.

The Rangers battle the head to Angel Grove in their Zords. After the Rangers destroy the Putties, Goldar pushes their Zords into a fiery pit. In the pit, the Zords form the Megazord. Rita merges with Goldar; the Rangers destroy Goldar. After refusing Jason's offer to surrender, a defiant Rita tells the Rangers that more will come for the crystal and leaps at the Megazord only to be slapped into space; the Rangers are praised as local heroes, with Rita's threats foiled, they return to their normal lives while keeping their powers. Back at school, the teacher announces that Tommy Oliver will be joining them, but the desk is empty save for a green jacket. Dacre Montgomery as Jason Scott, the Red Ranger and leader of the Power Rangers. Jason was the former star quarterback of Angel Grove High School's football team before a failed prank led to a run-in with the law. Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger and a disgraced former cheerleader. Kimberly took part in a cyberbullying incident by spreading a private image of her friend around school.

RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, an autistic and intelligent loner. Billy is the classic nerd. Becky G as Trini Kwan, the Yellow Ranger, a new girl in town, struggling to make friends and having difficulty relating to her family, she is questioning her sexual orientation. Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger, a bilingual teen. Zack

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is a real-time strategy video game set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by Ensemble LucasArts, it was released in November 11, 2001. An expansion pack, Clone Campaigns, was released in May 14, 2002, adding two new factions and campaigns; that year, both Galactic Battlegrounds and Clone Campaigns were released in a box set, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga. The games were built on the Genie engine, the same one used in Age of Empires and Age of Empires II; the player starts the game with a Command Center, a scout, three workers for whichever of the six original factions they choose. The player search and gather resources such as Food, Nova Crystals, Ore and using the resources in order to create new buildings, workers and so on. Food is used for low-end troopers, as well as the work force. Carbon is used in place of Wood in Age of Empires 2 for buildings and artillery. Nova Crystals create the more high-end units and can be gathered through getting special "holocrons".

Ore is used for defensive structures as well as the Gungan unique unit Fambaa. The player can build separate units at separate buildings designed for different types of units; the player can advance through the four Tech Levels by paying a certain amount of resources. When a player advances a Tech Level, more units and upgrades become available. There are a total of seven military structures in the game; these are the Troop Center, the Shipyard, the Mech factory, the Jedi Temple or Sith Temple depending on the faction, the Heavy Weapons Factory, the Airbase, the Fortress. The Troop center produces'cannon fodder' early game units; these are the Grenadier, the Anti-Air trooper, the Mounted Trooper, the ubiquitous Trooper. The Shipyard produces ships, these being the Frigate, the Destroyer, the Cruiser, the Anti-Air Frigate; the Mech Factory produces Scouts, Assault Mechs, Strike Mechs, Mech Destroyers. The Jedi Temple or Sith Temple is a depository for Holocrons and produces Jedi Padawans/Sith Apprentice and Jedi Knights/Sith Knights as well as Jedi Masters/Sith Masters.

The Airbase produces aircraft such as fighters and transports, the Heavy Weapons Factory produces pummels, anti-air mobiles the big guns needed to mount a full-scale assault. The Fortress serves as a defensive structure and produces the civilization's unique unit and an anti-jedi Bounty Hunter, as well as long-range cannons, the massive Air cruiser, it fires high-damage, area-of-effect shells at air, sea or ground targets over long reload times while being durable and having passive shielding. It is the most directly powerful unit in the game If Victory is set to standard, the player can win in three different ways; the player may win by destroying units with their army. The player can use a Jedi/Sith to bring all of the Holocrons to the Jedi/Sith Temple and preserve them for 200 "days"; the final way to win is to build a monument, only available at Tech Level 4. If the monument stays standing for 300 days the player wins. Tutorial - The campaign sees the player assume the role of Chewbacca's father, Attichitchuk.

In this campaign, the player learns the game's play mechanics as Attichitchuk marshals a Wookiee army to force the Trade Federation off Alaris Prime. Trade Federation - The campaign has the player assume the role of OOM-9, a droid ground commander leading the Trade Federation's actions during the blockade of Naboo in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace which includes a conquest of Theed city, the capital of Naboo; the campaign features the movie's ground battle between the Trade Federation and the Gungans but as an alternate history simulation wherein Darth Maul has killed Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi while Federation droid ships destroy the Naboo starfighters. Gungans - The Gungan campaign begins millennia in the past as a sub-faction of Gungans under the command of Boss Gallo try to unite the other warring tribes under a single banner continues as the Gungans fight back against the Trade Federation invasion, it features a bonus mission featuring The Phantom Menace's climactic ground battle, the Naboo's assault against Trade Federation forces in Theed.

Galactic Empire - The Imperial campaign begins just after the events of A New Hope, as Darth Vader leads the assault on the Rebels' Massassi Ruins base and captures General Jan Dodonna. The rest of the campaign focuses on suppressing other Rebel bases, including a mission to protect an AT-AT prototype, with a cameo by The Empire Strikes Back character General Veers; the campaign's last mission is the Imperial attack on Hoth, where the player has a chance to destroy Echo Base and prevent Han Solo and company's escape. The bonus missions depict the Empire's hostile takeover of Bespin and an alternate retelling of the Battle of Endor where the Empire routs the Ewoks. Rebel Alliance - The Rebel campaign is set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, it features the Rebels' efforts to recover a Jedi artifact, the Vor'Na'Tu, while fending off Imperial forces. The bonus missions include the Battle of Hoth, the ground phase of the Battle of Endor, a mission to attack an Imperial asteroid base.

Wookiee - The mission features Chewbacca's efforts to liberate Kashyyyk from Trandoshan slavers and the Empire. Its bonus mission is the liberation of Kessel. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Clone Campaigns is an expansion pack, released two days before the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones on May 14, 2002, it introduced two playable factions and campaigns

Lamprophiidae

The Lamprophiidae are a family of snakes found in Africa, but in parts of southern Europe and western Asia. A few species reach southeastern Asia. There are 322 species as of April 2019. Lamprophiids are a diverse group of snakes. Many are terrestrial but some are fossorial, arboreal, or semi-aquatic; some are fast-moving. They are found in deserts, grasslands and tropical forests and mountains. Together they feed on mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates; some species use constriction to subdue their prey, whereas others are venomous and dangerous to humans. Tooth morphology within Lamprophiidae is more variable than within any other snake family. Most species are oviparous. Most lamprophiids were considered to be members of the subfamily Lamprophiinae in the family Colubridae; the following classification follows Pyron et al. 2010, whose finding that lamprophiids are more related to elapids has been repeated by several other studies. Together these two groups are sometimes referred to as the Elapoidea.

In fact, some studies have found that Elapidae is nested within Lamprophiidae, a finding that, if confirmed, will necessitate taxonomic changes to restore monophyly within the Elapoidea. Fitzinger L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices.. Data related to Lamprophiidae at Wikispecies

The Hundred in the Hands (album)

The Hundred in the Hands is the eponymous debut studio album by American electronic music duo The Hundred in the Hands, released on September 11, 2010 by Warp. The album received favorable reviews, with a Metacritic score of 74 out of 100, based on 13 reviews. In January 2011, the album earned the duo a nomination in the Pop/Rock category at The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards; the song "Pigeons" was used in the third episode of the fifth season of Gossip Girl, titled "The Jewel of Denial" and aired October 10, 2011. All tracks are written by Eleanore Everdell. Notes^a signifies an additional producer Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Hundred in the Hands; the Hundred in the HandsThe Hundred in the Hands – production.