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The Register is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson. Situation Publishing Ltd is listed as the site's publisher. Drew Cullen is an owner, Linus Birtles the managing director and Andrew Orlowski is the Executive Editor; the Register was founded in London. In 1998 The Register became a daily online news source. Magee left in 2001 to start competing publications The Inquirer, the IT Examiner and TechEye. In 2002, The Register expanded to have a presence in London and San Francisco, creating The Register USA at through a joint venture with Tom's Hardware. In 2003, that site moved to That content was merged onto The Register carries syndicated content including Simon Travaglia's BOFH stories. In 2010 The Register supported the successful launch of the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space, a project they announced in 2009 that released a paper plane in the extreme upper atmosphere.

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György Bulányi

György P. Bulányi was a Piarist priest and leader of the Bokor Catholic youth discipleship movements in Croatia and Hungary which faced strong suppression from the Hungarian communist government and Catholic hierarchy for their advocacy of conscientious objection. Bulányi graduated from the College of Teacher Education, the College of Paleontology, the Pázmány Péter University of Sciences. In 1943 he was ordained a priest in the Piarist Order, he taught in a Piarist high school serving Sátoraljaújhely and Debrecen. In March 1945, a Croatian Jesuit named Kolakovićs came to Hungary to form base communities of youth with the permission of József Mindszenty, bishop of Veszprém. Kolakovićs viewed the model of base communities or cell groups as a survival strategy in the face of communist suppression where leaders might be unavailable. Bulányi and Kolakovićs collaborated to in the formation of the high school students who joined this community, the group came to be called Bokor meaning "bush", they were sometimes called Bulányists.

Bokor was focused on cultivating a love for Jesus. Bokor taught principles of altruism, voluntary poverty, service to the poor, Christian pacifism. Bokor opposed all involvement in the use of force, it was a movement designed for exponential growth, intending to train participants to start their own leaderless cell group of 4–12 friends. The movement was egalitarian, offering all participants the opportunity to share their opinions, group prayers were performed by taking turns. In 1949, Bulányi wrote a pamphlet Régi Írás on behalf of a group calling itself Bokor-Öko; the pamphlet asserted that humanity has a moral responsibility to respect nature, preserve the natural environment, consider the impacts of actions on future generations. This is one of the earliest documents of the modern environmental movement in Hungary. Bokor opposed the atheist communist ideology of the Hungarian state under Mátyás Rákosi, continued to clash on the topic of pacifism; the Hungarian State Church Office to the Bishop warned them that this position would not be tolerated, but Bokor held firm on this issue.

The Hungarian government viewed the Bokor community as an illegal anti-state organization, sentenced Bulányi to life imprisonment in 1952. He escaped in October 1956 during the Hungarian revolution and became a parish priest in downtown Budapest. However, he was arrested again in April 1958 and released again in 1960. At this time, he was one of the most controversial figures in Hungarian Catholicism, he worked as an unskilled laborer while he wrote a book, Seek the kingdom of God! Bokor grew throughout the 1960s and became more visible after 1970, despite ongoing suppression from both the government and the Catholic hierarchy. For those interested in deeper discipleship, Bokor offered a 5 year theological course involving about 78–80 spiritual exercises per year. In 1989, Bokor had 185 leaders; the movement was connected to the base communities of Latin American liberation theology. Bokor continued to be suppressed by the Hungarian government until 1990. From the end of the 1970s into 1981, Bulányi became more vocal in preaching pacifism and conscientious objection publicly, the practice increased markedly.

Dozens of Bokor members were imprisoned for their pacifist stance. Hungarian Catholic officials, led by László Paskai, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest objected to Bulányi's teaching, considering it harmful and dangerous, they issued a formal condemnation of conscientious objection in October 1986. These officials supported government suppression of conscientious objectors, imprisonments continued throughout the 1980s. Continued advocacy from groups like Bokor and interaction with Catholics outside of Hungary softened their perspective, in March 1988, Paskai suggested that the Prime Minister allow alternative civilian service. Paskai claimed to have been constrained by the autocratic government and said that he had no choice but to collaborate in suppression; the Hungarian government and Catholic hierarchy responded by seeking to discredit Bulányi by presenting evidence that his writings were heretical. There was significant debate about Bulányi's writings such as Church order and Is obedience a virtue?, drawing input from theologians such as Hans Küng.

In a 31 December 1986 letter, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, asked Bulányi to publicly withdraw his teachings on the universal priesthood of the laity as false, dangerous ambiguous, heretical. Bulányi did not agree with Ratzinger's assessment, for a decade these strong official statements against Bulányi remained. After the change in government in Hungary in 1989, the Hungarian state requested forgiveness from Bulányi. However, leaders of the Catholic Church did not apologize. In February 1997, Bulányi and Ratzinger came to an agreement, with John Paul II offering greater freedom of conscience than Ratzinger had accepted. Bulányi cooperated, clarified his teachings, signed a statement requested of him. On 5 April 1997, Ratzinger wrote. On 10 September 1997, there was a public announcement of the formal rehabilitation of Bulányi in the Catholic Church, he was once again permitted to conduct mass; the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference published the statements of Bulányi and Ratzinger without comment.

Some Hungarian Catholics were disappointed that the Conference didn't offer an apology for their behavior toward Bulányi and his supporters. These Catholic viewed the actions of the Catholic hierarchy as improper use of power in collabora


Esus, Hesus, or Aisus was a Gaulish god known from two monumental statues and a line in Lucan's Bellum civile. The two sculptures where Esus appears are the Pillar of the Boatmen from among the Parisii, on which Esus is identified by name, a pillar from Trier among the Treveri with similar iconography. In both of these, Esus is portrayed cutting branches from trees with his axe. Esus is accompanied, on different panels of the Pillar of the Boatmen, by Tarvos Trigaranus, Jupiter and other gods. A well-known section in Lucan's Bellum civile refers to gory sacrifices offered to a triad of Celtic deities: Teutates and Taranis. Variant spellings, or readings, of the name Esus in the manuscripts of Lucan include Hesus and Haesus. Among a pair of commentators on Lucan's work, one identifies Teutates with Mercury and Esus with Mars. According to the Berne Commentary on Lucan, human victims were sacrificed to Esus by being tied to a tree and flogged to death; the Gallic medical writer Marcellus of Bordeaux may offer another textual reference to Esus in his De medicamentis, a compendium of pharmacological preparations written in Latin in the early 5th century and the sole source for several Celtic words.

The work contains a magico-medical charm decipherable as Gaulish which appears to invoke the aid of Esus in curing throat trouble. The personal name "Esunertus" occurs in a number of Gallo-Roman inscriptions, including one votive inscription dedicated to Mercury, while other theophoric given names such as Esugenus are attested, it is possible that the Esuvii of Gaul, in the area of present-day Normandy, took their name from this deity. T. F. O'Rahilly derives the name Esus, as well as Aoibheall, Éibhleann and other names, from the Indo-European root *eis-, which he glosses as "well-being, passion". John Arnott MacCulloch summarized the state of scholarly interpretations of Esus in 1911 as follows: M. Reinach applies one formula to the subjects of these altars—"The Divine Woodman hews the Tree of the Bull with Three Cranes." The whole represents some myth unknown to us, but M. D'Arbois finds in it some allusion to events in the Cúchulainn saga. In the imagery, the bull and tree are both divine, if the animal, like the images of the divine bull, is three-horned the three cranes may be a rebus for three-horned, or more three-headed.

In this case, woodman and bull might all be representatives of a god of vegetation. In early ritual, animal, or arboreal representatives of the god were periodically destroyed to ensure fertility, but when the god became separated from these representatives, the destruction or slaying was regarded as a sacrifice to the god, myths arose telling how he had once slain the animal. In this case and bull identical, would be mythically regarded as destroyed by the god whom they had once represented. If Esus was a god of vegetation, once represented by a tree, this would explain why, as the scholiast on Lucan relates, human sacrifices to Esus were suspended from a tree. Esus was worshipped at Trèves, thus the cult of this god may have been comparatively widespread. But there is no evidence that he was a Celtic Jehovah or a member, with Teutates and Taranis, of a pan-Celtic triad, or that this triad, introduced by Gauls, was not accepted by the Druids. Had such a great triad existed, some instance of the occurrence of the three names on one inscription would have been found.

Lucan does not refer to the gods as a triad, nor as gods of all the Celts, or of one tribe. He lays stress on the fact that they were worshipped with human sacrifice, they were more or less well-known local gods. James McKillop cautions that Arbois de Jublainville's identification of Esus with Cú Chulainn "now seems ill-founded". Jan de Vries finds grounds of comparison between Esus and Odin, both being patrons of sailors sometimes associated with Mercury to whom human victims were said to be sacrificed by hanging. Miranda Green suggests that the willow-tree that Esus hews may symbolize "the Tree of Life with its associations of destruction and death in winter and rebirth in the spring", she further suggests that the cranes might represent "the flight of the soul". The 18th century Druidic revivalist Iolo Morganwg identified Esus with Jesus on the strength of the similarity of their names, he linked them both with Hu Gadarn, writing: Both Hu and HUON were no doubt identical with the HEUS of Lactantius, the HESUS of Lucan, described as gods of the Gauls.

The similarity of the last name to IESU is striking. This identification is still made in certain Neo-Druidic circles. Modern scholars consider the resemblance between the names Jesus to be coincidental. Lugus Esus, including photographs and a capitulation of primary and secondary source material. A contemporary Dutch-language story of struggle between Esus and Tarvos Trigaranus

C. W. Nicol

Clive William Nicol, MBE, is a British-born Japanese writer, singer/songwriter, actor and a long-time resident and citizen of Japan. C. W. Nicol was born in Wales, he graduated from Tokyo University of Science. In 1958 he visited the Arctic Circle to research eider duck, he became a Canadian citizen. By the early 1960s he was studying Shotokan karate-Do at the headquarters of the Japan Karate Association and studied Japanese and fisheries at Nihon University, he spent 1967 to 1969 as a game warden in Ethiopia, setting up the new Semien Mountains National Park. He returned to Japan. Since taking up residence in Japan he has written other literary works. In 1980 he won the Japan Broadcasting Writer's Award for a television drama written in Japanese, he continued to be an active environmentalist and lectures about the environment, addressing issues such as deforestation and the preservation of natural environments. He is interested in restoring Japan's vast woodlands; the C. W. Nicol Afan Woodland in Kurohime, Nagano Prefecture, was established in 1986.

He became a Japanese citizen, which he wrote about in Boku ga Nihonjin ni natta riyū. He has written non-fiction books, in both Japanese and in English, his subjects include the environment, martial arts and children's fiction. His books have been translated between English and Japanese, as well as into French, German, Mongolian and Chinese. In 2005, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire. C. W. Nicol is the chairman of the Afan Woodland Trust; the White Shaman Harpoon / Isana The Boy Who Saw the Wind The Raven's Tale From the Roof of Africa Moving Zen: Karate as a Way to Gentleness The White Hippo Sail Down the River The World of Little Twins Hideo Levy David Zoppetti Official website Old Nic's Notebook: Japan Times Afan Woodland Trust Short Biography at abcbookworld Ko-e Magazine Interview BBC News: Green mission for karate master Jeffrey Bartholet, He's Big, He's Bad, He's... Japanese? Running wild with C. W. Nicol, proud citizen, silly celebrity, stubborn environmentalist Outside An Interview with C.

W. Nicol: Warrior of Peace

UK Rock & Metal Singles and Albums Charts

The UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart and UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart are record charts compiled in the United Kingdom by the Official Charts Company to determine the 40 most popular singles and albums in the rock and heavy metal genres. The two charts are compiled by the OCC from digital downloads, physical record sales and audio streams in UK retail outlets; the charts have been published on the official OCC website since 1994 and appear on BBC Radio 1's website. List of artists by number of UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart number ones List of artists by number of UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart number ones Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40 at the Official Charts Company Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40 at the Official Charts Company Top 40 Rock Singles at BBC Online Top 40 Rock Albums at BBC Online

Xavier Doherty

Xavier John Doherty is a former Australian international cricketer who played Australian domestic cricket with Tasmania and internationally for Australia. He is a slow left arm orthodox bowler. After continued one-day success for Tasmania, Doherty made his One Day International debut for Australia against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in November 2010; that month, he made his Test debut against England at the Gabba, when he replaced off spinner Nathan Hauritz in team. He was not selected in Australia's 2011 World Cup squad due to a back injury. In March 2017, he announced his retirement from domestic cricket, following the conclusion of the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season, he plays club cricket for South Hobart/Sandy Bay Cricket Club, played in the 2002 U-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. He started playing cricket in his home town for the George Town Cricket Club where he debut in the NTCA 1st grade at the age of 12. Doherty moved to the Launceston Cricket Club. Doherty took an impressive 4/46 from 10 overs with the ball in a losing effort against the Sri Lankans on his One Day International debut.

He made his Test debut not long after against England in the First Test of the 2010–11 Ashes series, ahead of then-incumbent Test spinner, Nathan Hauritz. Australian Chairman of Selectors, Andrew Hilditch, stated before the team for the match was announced: "If we play a specialist spinner, which I am pretty sure we will be, it will be Xavier", which showed the likelihood that Doherty would make his Test and Ashes debuts simultaneously, he took his first Test wicket by dismissing Ian Bell in Brisbane. Doherty was recalled for the 2013 Test series against India, he played in the 3rd Tests of the Series. In the 2 Tests, his figures were 4/242. Xavier Doherty at ESPNcricinfo