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The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy novels by British author C. S. Lewis. Written by Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, published in London between 1950 and 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted for radio, the stage, film; the series is set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts, talking animals. It narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the Narnian world. Except in The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are sometimes called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil; the books span the entire history of Narnia, from its creation in The Magician's Nephew to its eventual destruction in The Last Battle. The Chronicles of Narnia is considered a classic of children's literature and is Lewis's best-selling work, having sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages. Although Lewis conceived what would become The Chronicles of Narnia in 1939, he did not finish writing the first book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe until 1949.

The Magician's Nephew, the penultimate book to be published, but the last to be written, was completed in 1954. Lewis did not write the books in the order in which they were published, nor were they published in their current chronological order of presentation; the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes, created pen and ink drawings for the Narnia books that are still used in the editions published today. Lewis was awarded the 1956 Carnegie Medal for the final book in the saga; the series was first referred to as The Chronicles of Narnia by fellow children's author Roger Lancelyn Green in March 1951, after he had read and discussed with Lewis his completed fourth book The Silver Chair entitled Night under Narnia. Lewis described the origin of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in an essay entitled "It All Began with a Picture": The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood; this picture had been in my mind. One day, when I was about forty, I said to myself:'Let's try to make a story about it.'Shortly before the start of World War II, many children were evacuated to the English countryside in anticipation of attacks on London and other major urban areas by Nazi Germany.

As a result, on 2 September 1939, three school girls named Margaret and Katherine came to live at The Kilns in Risinghurst, Lewis's home three miles east of Oxford city centre. Lewis suggested that the experience gave him a new appreciation of children and in late September he began a children's story on an odd sheet of paper which has survived as part of another manuscript: This book is about four children whose names were Ann, Martin and Peter, but it is most about Peter, the youngest. They all had to go away from London because of Air Raids, because Father, in the Army, had gone off to the War and Mother was doing some kind of war work, they were sent to stay with a kind of relation of Mother's, a old professor who lived all by himself in the country. In "It All Began With a Picture" C. S. Lewis continues: At first, I had little idea how the story would go, but suddenly Aslan came bounding into it. I think. Apart from that, I don't know why he came, but once he was there, he pulled the whole story together, soon he pulled the six other Narnian stories in after him.

Although Lewis pled ignorance about the source of his inspiration for Aslan, Jared Lobdell, digging into Lewis's history to explore the making of the series, suggests Charles Williams's 1931 novel The Place of the Lion as a influence. The manuscript for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was complete by the end of March 1949; the name Narnia is based on Narni, written in Latin as Narnia. Green wrote: When Walter Hooper asked where he found the word'Narnia', Lewis showed him Murray's Small Classical Atlas, ed. G. B. Grundy, which he acquired when he was reading the classics with Mr Kirkpatrick at Great Bookham. On plate 8 of the Atlas is a map of ancient Italy. Lewis had underscored the name of a little town called Narnia because he liked the sound of it. Narnia -- or ` Narni' in Italian -- is in Umbria, halfway between Assisi; the Chronicles of Narnia's seven books have been in continuous publication since 1956, selling over 100 million copies in 47 languages and with editions in Braille. The first five books were published in the United Kingdom by Geoffrey Bles.

The first edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was released in London on 16 October 1950. Although three more books, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Horse and His Boy, were complete, they were not released at that time, but instead appeared one at a time in each of the subsequent years; the last two books were published in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head in 1955 and 1956.</ref>In the United States, the publication rights were first owned by Macmillan Publishers, by HarperCollins. The two issued both hardcover and paperback editions of the series during their tenure as publishers, while at the same time Scholastic, Inc. produced paperback versions for sale through direct mail order, book clubs, book fairs. Harper Collins published several one-volume collected editions containing the full text of the series. As

Shakeel Haq

Shakeel Haq is a former international cricketer who represented the Hong Kong national side between 2008 and 2009. He bowls left-arm orthodox spin and bats left-handed. Haq was born in Pakistan, but raised in Hong Kong, first playing representative cricket for Hong Kong at under-15s level, his debut for the Hong Kong under-19s came in the 2005 ACC Under-19 Cup. At the 2007 ACC Under-19 Elite Cup, Haq was one of Hong Kong's leading bowlers, taking six wickets in four matches, his senior debut for Hong Kong came the following year, on a tour of Pakistan. In 2008, Haq was selected in Hong Kong's squad for the 2008 World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Tanzania. However, he played only two matches, against Italy and Tanzania, failed to take a wicket. At the 2009 ACC Under-19 Elite Cup in Kuwait, Haq played a key role in Hong Kong's successful qualification for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, he took 4/17 from ten overs against Nepal, in the final against Afghanistan scored 51 runs from 104 balls, putting on a 121-run opening stand with Jamie Atkinson.

In 2009, Haq was selected in Hong Kong's senior squad for the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup. He played in only one match, against Singapore, his most recent senior appearance for Hong Kong. At the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, Haq appeared in three of a possible six matches, against Afghanistan and India, he had little success as either a batsman, scoring just 14 runs from three innings, as a bowler failed to take a wicket from six overs. Player profile and statistics at Cricket Archive Player profile and statistics at ESPNcricinfo

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

The commissioner of agriculture and consumer services is the head of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The position is one of four members of the Florida Cabinet; the commissioner is fourth in the line of succession to the office of Governor of Florida. The eleventh and current commissioner is Democrat Nikki Fried, who took office on January 8, 2019; the commissioner is limited to two consecutive terms. Although the department is referred to by the agriculture portion of name, the vast majority of FDACS is dedicated to consumer regulation and the protection of goods to market; the Florida Constitution of 1868 created the commissioner of immigration, whose job was to encourage farmers to settle in Florida. An 1871 amendment created a commissioner of lands and immigration while eliminating the surveyor general; the commissioner of lands and immigration became the commissioner of agriculture when the Florida Constitution was revised in 1885. The newly renamed post included supervision of state prisons until the Division of Corrections was established in 1957.

The Agricultural Services Reorganization Act was passed in 1959 and took effect in 1961. It eliminated a number of independent bureaus and boards while transferring their duties and responsibilities to divisions under the commissioner of agriculture; the resulting divisions included administration, animal industry, dairy industry and vegetable inspection and standards, plant industry. The Office of Consumer Services was established by the legislature in 1967 under the purview of the commissioner of agriculture. Two years it was renamed the Division of Consumer Services under the Executive Reorganization Act of 1969; the department became the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the 1927 Board of Forestry moved to the FDACS as the Division of Forestry. The FDACS was reorganized again in 1992 along 13 functional divisions. Official website

Rhett & Link

Rhett & Link are an American comedy duo consisting of Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal. Self-styled as "Internetainers", they are known for creating and hosting the YouTube series Good Mythical Morning, their other notable projects include comedic songs and sketches, Independent Film Channel series Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings, their YouTube Premium series Rhett and Link's Buddy System. Rhett and Link met on September 4, 1984, the exact date they started first grade in Harnett County at Buies Creek Elementary School in Buies Creek, North Carolina, they subsequently made a documentary about this meeting: Looking For Ms. Locklear. In an interview on The Tonight Show, they stated that they stayed in during recess because both of them had written swear words on their desks, they stayed in and colored in mythical creatures such as a unicorn, hence their YouTube channel name, Good Mythical Morning. At age fourteen, they wrote a screenplay entitled Gutless Wonders and began shooting a film based on it.

They shot only a couple of scenes, the film was never finished. This screenplay was read in multiple episodes of Good Mythical Morning. In high school they shot a 25-minute film-parody on the tragedy of Oedipus Rex. Rhett was Oedipus, Link was his father's servant. Rhett and Link were both members of a Christian-punk rock band as teenagers known as "The Wax Paper Dogz". In 1996, they started college and were roommates at North Carolina State University, where Link studied industrial engineering and Rhett studied civil engineering. Rhett graduated magna cum laude in December 2000, Link graduated summa cum laude in May 2001, they worked in their respective fields for Link at IBM and Rhett at Black & Veatch. They made videos and performed comedy sketches for a religious organization, Cru. During their time at Cru, they began to develop their signature comedy style as a duo, it was from there that they made the decision to become full-time entertainers. Both men now reside in Los Angeles, where together they run a production company named Mythical Entertainment, located in Burbank.

Responding to a fan question in 2010, Rhett stated that, while they were both Christian, their content is not religious. In 2020, both men described their changes in faith in separate episodes of their podcast Ear Biscuits. Both stated they are no longer Christian with Rhett saying he would call himself "a hopeful agnostic" and Link saying he would call himself "an agnostic who wants to be hopeful." Rhett & Link quit their jobs as engineers soon after graduating from college to shift their focus to their Christian evangelism with Cru. They made comedic videos for meetings and conferences after being inspired by the host at the first weekly Cru meeting they attended as freshman at North Carolina State University, they transitioned to making comedic YouTube videos full-time, without Christian ministry. In 2009, Rhett & Link were named No. 22 on Business Insider's Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising List. In September of the same year, they joined a media company in Los Angeles. In 2014, the Rhett & Link YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at No. 35.

The duo run a number of YouTube channels including Good Mythical Morning, which has 6.1 billion views and over 16 million subscribers as of February 2020. The namesake show, Good Mythical Morning, is a talk show airing on weekdays at 6:00 am EST. With over 15.6 million subscribers and over 750 million views as of June 2019, a third channel called Good Mythical MORE airs directly after Good Mythical Morning and is described as the "show after the show". Their fourth channel, entitled "Mythical", featured bonus and behind the scenes videos, but has most been used for videos produced by and starring their crew, it has over 728,000 subscribers and over 70 million views as of June 2019. Their fifth channel is, it was presented on the GMM channel but was transferred to this channel on January 7, 2019. It has more than 3 million views; as of June 2019, the most watched videos on the Rhett & Link channel are "My OCD" with over 49 million views, followed by "Epic Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek" with over 44 million views, "I'm On Vacation" with over 29 million views.

The most watched videos on the Good Mythical Morning channel are "Eating a Scorpion – Bug War Challenge" with over 27 million views, "Amazing Game Show Cheaters," with over 27 million views and "World's Hottest Pepper Challenge – Carolina Reaper" with over 26 million views. On January 3, 2011, the duo launched a morning talk show, "Good Morning Chia Lincoln" in their studio, located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, with an Abraham Lincoln Chia Pet as a centerpiece, where they picked a topic a personal experience or news story, stated their opinions on it; the series ended on February 2011 as a result of half of the Chia Pet dying. After the move to Los Angeles and the cancelation of their TV Show, Commercial Kings, the duo launched Good Mythical Morning on January 9, 2012; the series took the same format as their previous show and added a "Wheel of Mythicality", containing suggestions from fans on how they would end the show with a brief improvised scene. Good Mythical Morning ran its first three seasons ending on April 5, 2013 as the duo took a break from the daily videos to start a new show with a weekly format, The Mythical Show.

The series won the Best Variety Series at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in January 2013. The third season of GMM introduced the "Taste Test" series where the hosts gu


Palamidi is a fortress to the east of the Acronauplia in the town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area; the fortress was a large and ambitious project, but was finished within a short period from 1711 until 1714. It is a typical baroque fortress based on the plans of the engineers Lasalle. In 1715 it was captured by the Turks and remained under their control until 1822, when it was captured by the Greeks; the eight bastions of the fortress were named after the Venetian provveditori. However, when it fell to the Ottoman Empire, the bastions were given Turkish names. Lastly, when the Greeks overthrew the Turks the bastions were renamed after ancient Greek leaders and heroes (Epaminondas, Leonidas, Achilles, Themistocles; the two remaining bastions were named after St. Andrew and the French Philhellene Robert who died in battle on the Acropolis of Athens.

The "Miltiades," was used as a prison and among its walls was held Theodoros Kolokotronis, hero of the Greek Revolution. The fortress commands an impressive view over the Argolic Gulf, the city of Náfplio and the surrounding country. There are 913 steps in the winding stair from the town to the fortress. However, to reach the top of the fortress there are over one thousand. Locals in the town of Nafplion will say there are 999 steps to the top of the castle, specials can be found on menus that incorporate this number to catch a tourist's eye. Http:// Takis MAVROS, Palamidi. A Brief History of the Fortress of Nafplion, Athens, 1990. Video on YouTube

Arlesey Town F.C.

Arlesey Town Football Club is a football club based in Arlesey, England. Affiliated to the Bedfordshire County Football Association, they are members of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division and play at Hitchin Road; the club was established in 1891. They played in the Biggleswade & District League, before joining the Bedfordshire County League in 1922, they were runners-up in the league's first season, runners-up in the subsidiary competition in 1923–24. After finishing bottom of Division One in 1925–26, they left the league before returning to Division One for the 1927–28 season. Although they left again after finishing bottom of Division One, the club rejoined the league in 1929, this time in Division Two; the club rejoined the South Midlands League in Division Two in 1929–30, winning the Division at the first attempt and earning promotion to Division One. However, they were relegated back to Division Two at the end of the following season. Arlesey won the Division Two title in 1931–32, but were not promoted and Division Two was not played the following season.

They returned in 1936, winning a third Division Two title in 1936–37, resulting in promotion to Division One. Division One became the Premier Division in 1947; the club were Premier Division runners-up in 1950–51 and won the division the following season. They retained the league title in 1952–53, but left to join the Parthenon League in 1954, where they played for four seasons. In 1958 they switched to the Senior Division of the London League. After leaving the London League in 1960, the club returned to Division One of the South Midlands League in 1961. Despite finishing in the bottom three of Division One in 1961–62, Arlesey were promoted to the Premier Division, they finished second-from-bottom of the Premier Division the following season and were relegated back to Division One. However, a third-place finish in 1963–64 resulted in an immediate return to the Premier Division. In 1982–83 the club transferred to the Premier Division of the United Counties League, which they won in 1984–85. However, rising costs forced the club to resign from the United Counties League in 1992, moving back to the Premier Division of the South Midlands League in 1991–92.

The 1994–95 season saw the club win the Premier Division with a record 107 points, as well as beating Oxford City 2–1 in the final of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium. Following the merger of the South Midlands League with the Spartan League to form the Spartan South Midlands League, the club were placed in the Premier Division North, following league reorganisation at the end of the season, became members of the Premier Division for the 1998–99 season. In 1999–2000 Arlesey won the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division, earning promotion to Division Three of the Isthmian League, their first season in the new division saw them win the title scoring an Isthmian League record 138 goals with a record 100+ goal difference, earning promotion to Division Two. In 2002 league reorganisation saw, they were transferred to the Eastern Division of the Southern League in 2004, before being moved back to Division One North of the Isthmian League in 2006. Another move in 2008 led to the club playing in Division One Midlands of the Southern League, which became Division One Central in 2010.

The 2010–11 season saw the club win Division One Central, earning promotion to the Premier Division. In 2011–12 Arlesey reached the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time, where they lost 3–1 at Salisbury City, they repeated the feat the following season. The club were relegated back to Division One Central at the end of the 2014–15 season after finishing second-from-bottom of the Premier Division; the club plays at Hitchin Road. The ground has 600 covered. FA Vase Winners 1994–95 Isthmian League Division Three champions 2000–01 Southern League Division One Central champions 2010–11 League Cup winners 2012–13 United Counties League Premier Division champions 1984–85 Premier Division Cup winners 1987–88 Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division champions 1999–2000 South Midlands League Premier Division champions 1951–52, 1952–53, 1994–95, 1995–96, Division Two champions 1929–30, 1931–32, 1935–36 Challenge Trophy winners 1979–80 Premier Shield winners 1964–65 Premier Division Cup winners 1993–94 Floodlight Cup winners 1990–91 Bedfordshire Premier Cup Winners 1983–84, 2001–02 Bedfordshire Senior Cup Winners 1965–66, 1978–79, 1996–97, 2003–04, 2009–10 Bedfordshire Intermediate Cup Winners 1957–58 Hinchingbrooke Cup Winners 1977–78, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1996–97 Biggleswade Knockout Cup Winners 1977–78, 1980–81 Best FA Cup performance: First round, 2011–12, 2012–13 Best FA Trophy performance: Fifth round, 2003–04 Best FA Vase performance: Winners, 1994–95 Record attendance: 2,000 vs Luton Town reserves, Bedfordshire Senior Cup, 1906 Most appearances: Gary Marshall Arlesey Town F.

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