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Sunday Herald

The Sunday Herald was a Scottish Sunday newspaper, published between 7 February 1999 and 2 September 2018. A broadsheet, it was published in compact format from 20 November 2005; the paper was known for having combined a centre-left stance with support for Scottish devolution, Scottish independence. The last edition of the newspaper was published on 2 September 2018 and it was replaced with Sunday editions of The Herald and The National. In July 2012, the newspapers' publishers classified the Sunday Herald as a regional instead of a national title. Between July and December 2013, the Sunday Herald sold an average of 23,907 copies, down 7.5% on the 12 months previous. After declaring support for Scottish independence, The Sunday Herald received a huge increase in sales, with circulation in September 2014 up 111% year on year. By 2017 circulation had fallen to 18,387 and in August 2018 staff were told they would now be expected to work on the Glasgow Herald too, with the potential for the two titles to be combined at some point in the future.

In early 1998 the Scottish Media Group led by chairman Gus Macdonald, decided to create a Sunday sister for its existing national morning title The Herald, because the Glasgow-based media group was losing advertising revenue to rival newspaper publishers every Sunday. In March 1998 the media company's board appointed Andrew Jaspan the publisher and managing director of The Big Issue and a former editor of Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman and The Observer to examine the business case for launching a new Sunday title. In October 1998 SMG, which owns the broadcaster STV, committed to putting £10 million behind the new paper's launch. Jaspan assembled a launch team including former Hue & Cry singer Pat Kane, TV producer and presenter Muriel Gray and BBC political commentator Iain Macwhirter and designer Simon Cunningham. Other former BBC television and radio journalists who joined the title included Lesley Riddoch, Torcuil Crichton and Pennie Taylor. A number of former Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday staff joined the new paper, as did several journalists from The Big Issue's Scottish edition including Neil Mackay, David Milne and Iain S Bruce.

The Sunday Herald was launched as a seven-section newspaper on 7 February 1999. It was advertised with the slogan "No ordinary Sunday"; the use of the word "fuck" in the first edition of the magazine alienated older and more conservative readers, but the paper won a following among more liberal-minded Scots. It won a raft of awards for its journalism and photography, in the UK and internationally, secured the former archbishop Richard Holloway and On the Waterfront scriptwriter Budd Schulberg as regular contributors, its web version gained a large readership in the United States because of its consistent anti-George W. Bush and anti-Iraq War line. After having over-paid for acquisitions during the dot-com era, Scottish Media Group was in serious financial trouble by 2002; the company decided to sell its publishing arm, whose assets included The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times and magazines including Scottish Farmer, Boxing News and The Strad and a public auction, accompanied by a heated public debate, ensued.

When it looked like the Barclay brothers, owners of rival papers The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, were set to become the publishing group's owners, questions were raised in the Scottish Parliament. Had Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay and Andrew Neil succeeded in acquiring the fledgling Sunday Herald, they would have closed it down to give a clear run to their own Scotland on Sunday title, merged The Herald with The Scotsman; that their goals were anti-competitive was confirmed when an unsigned leader written by Jaspan making these claims went unchallenged. Determined to prevent the paper being acquired by tax exiles with no sympathy for its centre-left ethos, Jaspan led a campaign to keep it out of their hands; this included lobbying senior Labour Party politicians at their September 2002 conference in Blackpool. The campaign proved successful, with the Financial Times questioning whether it was right for the Barclay twins to have a monopoly of quality papers published in Scotland; the Sunday Herald and related titles were sold instead to Newsquest for £216 million.

This was cleared by the UK Department of Trade and Industry in March 2003 because it was persuaded the papers would keep their editorial independence under Gannett's ownership and because of Gannett's creation of a new Scottish division to run the acquired papers from Glasgow. The DTI report said: "We do not expect the transfer adversely to affect the current editorial freedom, the current editorial stance, content or quality of the SMG titles, accurate presentation of news or freedom of expression." The deal completed on 5 April 2003. Jaspan resigned in 2004 to become editor of The Age in Australia. Richard Walker was appointed as his successor. Walker, a former production journalist on both the Daily Record and Scotland on Sunday had been with the title since its launch and had served as deputy to Jaspan for five years. Walker took the Sunday Herald tabloid in November 2005 which brought a temporary uplift in circulation. Sales settled at 58,000, readership at 195,000; the week before the Sunday Herald was launched in February 1999, the Barclays' Scotland on Sunday sold more than 130,000 copies.

This has since plummeted to c.46,000, about 50% higher than the circulation of the Sunday Herald. Walker was behind the launch of the blog site in September 2006.. In April 2006 the Sunday Herald's Scottish political editor, Paul Hutcheon, won both Political

Maria Elisabetta Renzi

Blessed Maria Elisabetta Renzi was an Italian Roman Catholic professed religious who established the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows in Rimini. She desired to become a nun as an adolescent and was prevented from joining the Order of Saint Augustine due to Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of the Italian peninsula. Renzi was beatified on 18 June 1989. Maria Elisabetta Renzi was born on 19 November 1786 in Forlì as the second of seven children of Giambattista Renzi and Vittoria Boni, she was baptized on 20 November in the parish church of Saludecio. One of her brothers said of her: "Even as a child, Elisabetta opened herself up to silence and prayer, she made herself beautiful with her great goodness and sweetness". Her education - as was the norm at the time in her town - was placed under the direction of the Poor Clare nuns. In 1791 the parents decided to move elsewhere to Mondaino. On one occasion she was thrown from it unscathed. Due to the fact that she should have been injured she interpreted the event as a sign of the call of God to the religious life.

In 1807 she decided to enter the Order of Saint Augustine in Pietrarubbia but could not enter due to the Napoleonic suppression of religious orders in 1810. It was at this time. On 29 April 1824 she departed for Coriano to work with the female group the Poor of the Crucifix while making plans for the establishment of a new religious congregation, she used the Poor of the Crucifix as an inspiration for her project. Renzi therefore drafted the Rule and the Constitution of her potential order in 1828 and presented it to the Bishop of Rimini on 12 January 1838. Renzi established her order in Coriano in 1839; the order was founded on a formal level on 29 August 1839 when Renzi and ten companions made their solemn vows into her order. She began to found communities in places such as Sogliano al Rubicone and Faenza amongst other cities. In 1846 her niece Giuseppina Renzi - a boarding student at the time - visited and became a member of her aunt's congregation. In 1859 she was diagnosed with severe tuberculosis due to increasing stomach pains and a sore throat.

Renzi died of tuberculosis on 14 August 1859 after receiving the Eucharist for the final time. When she heard the church bells she said: "I ask pardon of everyone for all omissions. Pray for me! Goodbye, beloved daughters. I carry you all in my heart and bless you". At 8:00am she appeared to be dozing off but opened her eyes and whispered her final words: "I see... I see... I see...". Pope Leo XIII approved the order in a papal decree of 25 March 1902 and approved its Constitution on the following 14 December; the order was added as a branch of the Servite Order in 1934. The beatification process commenced in 1965 - under Pope Paul VI - and had been tasked with the collation of all available evidence in relation to her life and her deeds in life; the process - which granted her the posthumous title of Servant of God - closed in 1968 and received formal ratification to show it completed its work according to the criteria. The postulation compiled the Positio - a biographical account and attesting to the pros of her cause - and submitted it to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

But a historical commission had to approve it and deem there were no obstacles to the cause in order for it to proceed to the next stage. The commission allowed it to continue on to the next levels. Renzi was proclaimed to be Venerable - on 8 February 1988 - after Pope John Paul II acknowledged the fact that she had lived a model Christian life of heroic virtue - both the cardinal and theological virtues; the miracle needed for her beatification was investigated in the place of its origin and received ratification on 10 October 1986. The pope approved it in 1989 and beatified Renzi on 18 June 1989; the current postulator assigned to the cause is Giovanni Zubiani. Hagiography Circle Maestre Pie dell'Addolorata Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows on CMSWR

Jeff Jahn

Jeff Jahn is a curator, art critic, historian and composer based in Portland, United States. He coined the phrase declaring Portland "the capital of conscience for the United States," in a Portland Tribune op-ed piece, reiterated in The Wall Street Journal. Jahn's cultural activities in Portland receive attention outside the region from media outlets such as CNN, Art in America, The Art Newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews. Described in the press as "outspoken and provocative", curatorially as, "a clarion call for Portland's new guard of serious artists—the ones creating a dialog that exceeds the bounds of so-called regional art." He took up art criticism when then-Modern Painters editor Karen Wright asked him to contribute to the then-London based magazine in the late 1990s. In 2005, he co-founded a noted visual art blog, he lectures on art history or critiques at Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Lewis & Clark College.

In 2010 he was a juror for the Andy Warhol Art Writing Grants. as well as the 2016 Precipice Fund Awards. From 2002-2008 Jahn served as a board member of the Portland Art Museum's Contemporary Art Council and was elected to the vice president's post for a three-year term from 2005 to 2008. In 2006, he launched the visual arts non-profit Organism, which has hosted the work of artists Jarrett Mitchell Pipilotti Rist, Yoram Wolberger, Weppler & Mahovsky and Hank Willis Thomas. In 2008, he shut down Organism as the scope of his projects fell outside of its more narrow mission of living artists. One of Jahn's most memorable curatorial projects was a scholarly conference and exhibition dedicated to the work of Donald Judd with Robert Storr as keynote speaker at the University of Oregon's Portland campus. In April 2016 Jahn co-curated Habitats as an extension of his new media art interests for the What Is? Media Conference at the University of Oregon, featuring Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Agatha Haines and Brenna Murphy among many other noted new media artists as well as virtual reality and other large scale installation works.

As a curator, Jahn has been behind exhibitions like: "Play", "The Best Coast", "Symbiont Synthetic", "Fresh Trouble", "Model Behavior", "Volume" and Donald Judd. Jahn's art has been exhibited in the United States and Germany. Since 2007, his photography, spatial installations have received increasing attention. One solo show Eutrophication took place at Pacific Northwest College of Art's Manuel Izquierdo Sculpture Gallery in April 2008, his most recent solo show Vection at the New American Art Union presented installation art and photography and was picked by the Huntington Post as a top show on the West Coast. Jahn's installation work was selected for the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum where it was noted by numerous critics. One Seattle critic, Jen Graves, described the work as, "a faux forest canopy made of jagged pieces of plywood that create a small, localized environment of green-tinted shadows where you can hide out to think." Jahn has been published, reviewed and or interviewed in, Art in America, Art News, CNN, Modern Painters, The Wall Street Journal, Art Critical, NYArts, Clear Cut Press, The Oregonian, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland Tribune, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, The Stranger and Diesel music magazine.

As publisher and chief critic of PORT, he prompted Stuart Horodner to state, "In the ecology of Portland he is an important independent player.... He's calling for a level of seriousness." His critical writings and photos for Northwest Drizzle and PORT are detailed documentation of the developments in the Portland art scene. On September 5, 2002, The Oregonian said, "…Jahn's laser focus on the present moment emphasizes one important thing about him: He's the voice of right now." On December 20, 2006 Richard Speer stated, "Jeff Jahn has the smarts to mount quirky conceptual shows by nationally known artists…" The Seattle Post-Intelligencer described "Fresh Trouble" as "impressive." Official website PORT Archive of Jahn's Critical i articles from the nw drizzle

JoaquĆ­n Pasos

Joaquín Pasos was a Nicaraguan poet and essayist. He was one of the leading figures of the national Vanguardia literary movement, he is best known. Pasos was born in Granada and studied at the Universidad Centroamericana. During his puberty and incipient adolescence, he was a literary prodigy. Pasos began to write relentlessly at the age of 14, opening in that way what should become the first of his two creating phases; the first one of these creating phases would take place between 1928 and 1935. In this stage he only showed a broad ability to apprehend and digest the style and patterns of some modern literary figures such as Paul Morand, Valery Larbaud, Philippe Soupault, J. J. Van Doren, Rafael Alberti & Gerardo Diego. We can observe a certain obsession with geographic eccentricities and a juvenile fetish for foreign actresses. After 1935–and until his death–his poetry obtains its own voice. In this phase Pasos reaches his maturity as a writer. With an exceptionally rich metaphor. After the writing of these poems, he wrote his masterpiece, “The song of the war of things”, that, in contrast to T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, covered in a much more global manner, the physical and metaphysical position of the man of the 20th century.

This is the last stanza of the poem: All the sounds of the world form one great silence. All the men of the world form one ghost. Amidst this pain, soldier!, your position lies empty or full. The lives that remain have gaps, they have complete vacuums, as if mouthfuls of flesh would’ve been taken out of their bodies. Take a close look to this bite, this one I have on my chest, To see heavens and hells. Look at my head cracked with a million of holes: Through it shines a white sun, through it a black star. Touch my hand, this hand that yesterday held steel: You can pass in through the air. Everything remained in time. Everything was burned far away; the Song of the war of things -Joaquin Pasos y tubo q “Joaquinillo”, like the other Nicaraguan poet Carlos Martínez Rivas called him, was known in his country for his humoristic labor. Next to Joaquín Zavala, he created “Opera Bufa” a political, literary & humoristic magazine that denounced the Liberal and Conservative political parties, he worked next to poet Manolo Cuadra, the humorist and poet Ge Erre Ene, the other humorist Alejandro Cuadra and the cartoonist Antonio López in “Los Lunes” a humoristic magazine that attacked the dictator Anastasio Somoza García.

In full anonymity–at an international level–Pasos died in Managua, capital of Nicaragua, January 20, 1947. The Nicaraguan Indian in Pasos' work An acknowledgment of his work A selection of his poetry translated to English A selection of his poetry in Spanish

Sweep (book series)

Sweep is a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Cate Tiernan, the first of which, Book of Shadows, was published in 2001. The series follows a teenage girl, Morgan Rowlands, who discovers she is the descendant of a long line of witches, possesses powerful magic of her own. Morgan Rowlands is a high school student living in the picturesque town of Widow's Vale. Morgan is an ordinary girl. However, her life becomes unsettled upon meeting Cal Blaire. With his angelic face, gold-colored eyes, perfect body, olive skin, Cal becomes the center of every girl’s admiration, this including Morgan and her best friend, Bree Warren, who breaks up with her boyfriend and Raven. Having gained popularity with his air of charisma and good looks, Cal manages to gather several dozen students from his new school to a “homecoming party”. During the party, Cal reveals his Wiccan origins by inviting his peers to join him in a circle to celebrate Mabon, one of the Wiccan Sabbaths. Feelings of discomfort and surprise cause many of the guests to leave, but Bree and Morgan decide to stay for the circle.

From that moment on, Morgan begins showing a knack for Witchcraft. However, as the chemistry between Cal and Morgan becomes more and more apparent a rift in Bree and Morgan’s friendship emerges because of the incident at the pool party when he picks Morgan up in his arms; as the Samhain gathering comes to a close and his friends form a coven called Cirrus. During this circle, Morgan discovers that she is a "blood witch": a person, born with magical powers. Upon learning that she is a blood witch, Morgan concludes that her parents are blood witches and confronts them. However, after her parents deny being witches, this leads Morgan to find out, she runs out of the house in a fierce rage finding comfort with Cal. From on, Cal and Morgan's relationship develops. Cal tells Morgan, he says he loves her, the rift between Morgan and Bree grows, Morgan goes on a quest to find her origins. Due to Cal and Morgan's relationship and Raven, members of Cirrus, announce their leaving of the coven to a different coven, headed by Sky Eventide.

Morgan, in the end, meets Sky along with Hunter Niall. At Cal's house. Morgan feels wary around Hunter and Sky upon meeting them. While trying to get away from them, Morgan accidentally stumbles upon Selene's hidden library, where she finds her mother's Book of Shadows. Flustered from seeing Sky and Hunter in Cal's home, wanting to get away from them, leaves the room and discovers a door hidden in the hallway; when entering the room, Morgan realizes. While glimpsing the thousands of books that mark the walls, Morgan becomes taken over by a sensation. Unconsciously, she pulls out a book with no title. Flipping through the pages she realizes. Amidst her overwhelming emotions and his mother, Selene Belltower, perplexed about how she was able to enter the secret room. At first feeling guilty, but seeing the Book of Shadows is rightfully hers, Morgan confidently opposes Selene, without any conflict Selene gives the book to Morgan. Morgan returns home. From this point on Cal's respect and feelings begin to grow for Morgan.

Tensions rise and things start to become unclear as little pieces of information arise. Morgan discovers that she is Woodbane, Hunter is Cal's brother and he is Seeker for the International Council of Witches investigating Selene and Cal. Morgan finds her birth mother's tools beneath their old house in Meshomah Falls, by scrying in the fire she sees her birth mother Maeve Riordan pointing under the house, so she drives there with her best friend Robbie to retrieve it. Further tensions erupt on Morgan's birthday during her time with Cal. Cal and Hunter break into an argument. Hunter announces his reason for being there, to fulfill his duty as Seeker. Cal runs into the woods with Hunter following Morgan following. Hunter and Cal fight, resulting to the event of Hunter placing a braigh - a spelled chain meant to hurt witches - on Cal so that he is helpless. Cal begs Morgan to save him, so Morgan throws the athame that Cal gave her for her birthday at Hunter, sending him over the edge of the cliff and into the river.

Cal by "solving" the problem sets the place Morgan is inside on fire. Morgan is willed to face the same death of her mother. Or until Morgan's friends Robbie and Bree crash through the door saving Morgan. In Dark Magick Morgan was betrayed by the first boy she loved. Now Morgan must attempt to get on with her life. Morgan begins to study with Hunter, begins to realize her feelings for him, but dark magick seems to be surrounding them and someone close is to blame. Hunter and Morgan start to get closer throughout the book. Hunter suspects that the dark magick is being used by David Redstone, owner of Practical Magick, Morgan's friend. Morgan does everything she can to try and prove it was not him; the day before David gets stripped of his powers and Hunter share a passionate kiss, after Hunter strips David of his powers, he gives Morgan the stone Morganite, it shows that Morgan is the thing/person that Hunter desires most in his heart. Kithic and Cirrus merge and Morgan becomes aware of her feelings for Hunter.

Throughout the book Morgan and Hunter's relationship develop with an occasional mishap. The two find out that the severed brake lines

John Dunsford

John Henry Dunsford was a miner and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Dunsford was born in Victoria, to parents John Holman Dunsford and his wife Mary, and educated at Maldon State School. By 1873 he was in Queensland and getting pastoral experience and in 1876 he headed overseas to work as a goldminer in Madagaskar and South Africa. By 1878 he was back in Australia and working in Charters Towers as a stationer and in 1892 he went back to mining for a year, speculating on the goldfields in the area. After spending time as a councilor at Charters Towers, standing for the Labour Party, won the seat of Charters Towers in the Queensland Legislative Assembly, he held the seat for over twelve years until his death in 1905. On the 9 Mar 1882 Dunsford married Maria McDonough and together had five children, he died in office in 1905 and was buried in the Cunnamulla Cemetery