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Theodoric of Landsberg

Theodoric of Landsberg, a member of the House of Wettin was Margrave of Landsberg from 1265 until his death. Theodoric was the second son of Henry the Illustrious, margrave of Meissen and Lusatia, his wife Constance of Babenberg, a daughter of Duke Leopold VI of Austria. In 1261, his father split the Margraviate of Landsberg off from his Lusatian territory, which after the War of the Thuringian Succession in 1265 he transferred to Theodoric, thereby creating a cadet branch of the Wettin dynasty; the territory comprised the westernmost part of Lusatia between the Saale and Mulde rivers, centered around Landsberg Castle. Theoderic's march included the towns of Delitzsch and Groitzsch, his estates stretched down to Zwickau and Grimma with the residence at Weißenfels; the creation of an Imperial State without consent by the Holy Roman Emperor was against legal provisions it had no penalty effects as a central Imperial authority did not exist during the years of the interregnum. Moreover, the division entailed fierce inheritance conflicts with Theoderic's elder brother Albert the Degenerate and his sons.

Upon the election of Rudolf of Habsburg as King of the Romans in 1273, Theoderic sided with his rival King Ottokar II of Bohemia, but chose to remain neutral. He vested the Leipzig citizens with significant town privileges and joined a Prussian Crusade of the Teutonic Knights. Theodoric died in 1285 on the way back from Silesia, where he had betrothed his daughter Gertrude to the Piast duke Bolko I the Strict, his tomb is located in the former abbey of today part of Nünchritz, Saxony. The Landsberg branch became extinct when his son Frederick Tuta died without male heirs in 1291. Landsberg was sold to the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg. In 1258, Theodoric married Helen of a daughter of Margrave John I of Brandenburg, they had five children: Sophie of Landsberg, married to Conradin of Hohenstaufen in 1266, secondly married to Konrad I of Głogów in 1271 Abbess of the Saint Clare monastery in Weißenfels Frederick Tuta, Margrave of Meissen and Landsberg Gertrude, became a nun in Weißenfels Helen, became a nun in Weißenfels Brigitta Heinrich Theodor Flathe, "Dietrich", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, 5, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 187–188 WW-Person database by Herbert Stoyan


Stonebolt is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Their sound included elements of pop and country; the band first formed in 1969 under the name Perth Amboy. After adding a vocalist and keyboard player, they changed their name to Stonebolt in 1973, they performed in local Vancouver area venues until 1977, when they signed a production contract with W. Stewart Productions, who in turn landed a recording contract with Parachute Records; the band released a self-titled album in 1978. A song from this album, "I Will Still Love You", became their highest-charting hit single. A second single, "Love Struck", was appeared on their second album. After Parachute went under, they signed with RCA Records. In 1999, Stonebolt re-recorded many of their songs for the CD compilation Regeneration: The Best of Stonebolt, as no original master tapes could be found. David Willsvocals Ray Roper – guitar & vocals John Webster – keyboards Dan Atchison – bass guitar Brian Lousley – drums Lewis Nitikman – keyboards Stonebolt Keep it Alive New Set of Changes Juvenile American Princess Regeneration: The Best of Stonebolt Stonebolt at Canadian Classic Rock website Entire Discography


Laukaa is a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Central Finland region; the municipality has a population of 18,899 and covers an area of 825.59 square kilometres of which 177.09 km2 is water. The population density is 29.14 inhabitants per square kilometre. Neighbouring municipalities are Hankasalmi, Jyväskylä, Toivakka, Uurainen and Äänekoski; the municipality is unilingually Finnish. There are all together 129 lakes in Laukaa. Biggest lakes in Laukaa are Lievestuoreenjärvi, Leppävesi and Lake Uurainen. Lankamaa, Leppävesi, Metsolahti, Simuna, Tiituspohja, Vehniä, Vihtavuori and Äijälä. Saraakallio, the largest Stone Age rock painting site of Fennoscandia is located in Laukaa; the paintings consists of over 100 figures. The oldest paintings are about 6 600 years old; the most common themes in Saraakallio paintings are deer and boat figures. Saraakallio rock paintings are made by using red paint, made of hematite-containing soil mixed with blood and eggs. Three of the five locks on the Keitele Canal are located in Laukaa.

The canal route combines Lake Keitele. The canal route was finished in 1994, its original purpose was serving log floating. Nowadays the route is used by inland boaters; the construction of the canal was executed by the Russian Zarubezhtransstroi Company on a "turn key" basis in 1990-1994. The total length of the Keitele-Paijanne canal is 48 km out. Rest of the route follows river's natural water flow. Kuusankoski and Kapeenkoski are famous recreational fishing places; the local theatre, Kuusan Kanavateatteri, Kuusa Canal Theatre, is active all year round giving performances in the restored building dating from the year 1914. In summer the Kuusa Canal forms a unique backdrop setting for the outdoor stage; the seating area is covered with a canopy. Laukaa Museum Village, Kalluntalo, is an open-air museum located in the centre of Laukaa, on the southern hillside of the Laukaa church; the premises of the open-air museum include a croft, a main residential building from the 18th century, six other wooden folk buildings from the Laukaa area.

Hartikka Stone Age Residential Area is located in 10 km from the centre of Laukaa. The items found in the area in graves, are estimated to be from the time period of 6000 to 4000 B. C. and indicate. One of the oldest church sites and graveyards in Central Finland, Hartikan kirkkomaa, is located right next to the Stone Age residential area of Hartikka. Croft of Hartikka, Hartikan Torppa, a home museum at Laukkavirta Village. Dugout Museum, Korsumuseo, in Peurunka. Kankaanpää Home Museum at Laukaan Asemankylä; the museum buildings and items on display are from the 19th century farm house residence. Laukaa is twinned with: Modum, Norway Stevns, Denmark Östra Göinge, Sweden Oskar Kaipio Hannes Valkama Jalmari Kovanen August Koskinen Juho Peura Aapo Harjula Otto Wille Kuusinen Hilda Hannunen Atte Muhonen Lauri Kaijalainen Asser Salo Paavo Vesterinen Sirkka Lekman Juha Kankkunen Ville Tuppurainen Media related to Laukaa at Wikimedia Commons Municipality of Laukaa – Official website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Liberia)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the government ministry of Liberia responsible for directing Liberia's external relations and the management of its international diplomatic missions. The ministry is located in Liberia's capital; the modern Liberian state was established by former American slaves and free African-Americans that immigrated to western Africa in the early 1800s as part of the mission of the American Colonization Society. Much of the country's foreign policy philosophy is therefore derived from the same principles that guide United States foreign policy. Indeed, the ministry notes on its website that the "foundation is copied after the pattern adopted by the United States of America from where the founding fathers of Liberia had come as ex-slaves and free men of color."Liberia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs was established as a cabinet-level branch of the government in 1848, soon after the country's declaration of independence in 1847. Called the "Department of State", the ministry assumed its current name in 1972.

The first director of the ministry was Hilary Teague, who drafted the Liberian Declaration of Independence and served in the Liberian Senate. Between 1848 and 1981, every Foreign Minister came from Montserrado County, Liberia's most populous county; the first individual to fill the post from outside of Montserrado was H. Boimah Fahnbulleh, Jr., from Grand Cape Mount County. In February 2012, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, a member of the Unity Party was appointed as the minister, he was Dean of the Liberian Cabinet under President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The ministry maintains Liberia's affairs with foreign entities, including bilateral relations with individual nations and its representation in international organizations, including the United Nations, African Union, the World Health Organization, UNESCO and the Economic Community of West African States, among others, it oversees visas, some matters of public affairs and the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, which helps to train Liberian diplomats.

Foreign diplomatic corps vehicles are issued with a unique set of Vehicle registration plates of Liberia. Foreign relations of Liberia Minister of Foreign Affairs List of diplomatic missions of Liberia Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Harold Weed

Harold "Howie" S. Weed is a visual and special effects artist known for his work on Hollywood films and franchises, his most notable works have been Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Weed started his career in films in the 1980s with an uncredited model making job for the film Gremlins. Weed has gained a cult following for his involvement with the Star Wars Universe. Weed works with George Lucas' company Industrial Light and Magic and has appeared in Episode IV as multiple characters and worked on multiple Star Wars films behind the scenes with his special effects work. In the 1997 Special Edition re-release of Star Wars: A New Hope, Weed played Ketwol, a character created with a costume and mechanical stilts. In the re-release, Weed appeared as the Wampa, replacing actor Des Webb, as character Melas. Weed worked on Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace as a digital model development and construction artist and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith as a digital modeler.

Weed has been interviewed for the Star Wars: Jedi News. Weed appears in: 17th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Cinefex issues 69-72 Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young Star Wars: The Making of Episode I, The Phantom Menace by Laurent Bouzereau and Jody Duncan Incomplete lists of Weed's visual effects works appear on the websites and the New York Times

Lawrence Bulger

Lawrence'Larry' Quinlivan Bulger was an Irish rugby union player and doctor. Bulger played international rugby for Ireland and in 1896 was chosen to represent a British Isles XV in their tour of South Africa. Bulger, nicknamed'Fat Cupid', was described as an elusive runner and a devastating tackler, one of Ireland's outstanding players. Lawrence Bulger was born in County Clare in 1870; the Bulger family lived in Moore Street, where his father, Daniel Scanlan Bulger, was a woollen merchant and draper and ran a loan office. His mother Anne, née Delany, was from Limerick; the Bulgers moved to Dublin, where Daniel was a stockbroker and city councillor. Lawrence and his brother Michael were educated at Blackrock College. Both of Lawrence's older brothers, Michael Joseph Bulger and Daniel Delany Bulger, were notable athletes: Michael played rugby for Ireland and was one of the umpires whose aid disqualified Italian marathon runner Dorando Pietri at the 1908 Olympics. Lawrence Bulger was an Irish 220-yard sprint champion, through his connection with athletics was a representative at the Sorbonne in Paris when Pierre de Coubertin suggested the creation of a modern Olympic Games.

Bulger was taken ill at Twickenham on Saint Patrick's Day, 1928 and died shortly after leaving the ground. He was 58. Lawrence Bulger was a member of the Blackrock College side which won the first Leinster Schools Cup in 1887. After Bulger left Blackrock, he gained entry to Dublin where he studied medicine. While at Trinity he represented Dublin University Football Club and showed a flair for athletics. Bulger was first chosen to represent Ireland while still playing for Dublin University, when he was selected to face England as part of the 1896 Home Nations Championship. Played at Meanwood Road in Leeds, Bulger was part of a victorious Irish team, managed to appear on the score sheet when he converted both of the Irish tries, he was reselected for the next two games of the tournament, both played at Lansdowne Road, a draw against Scotland and a win over Wales, Bulger scoring another conversion in the match. Ireland finished the Championship at the top of the table, making Bulger a Home Nations winning player, though he could have been a Triple Crown winner if he had scored from a penalty kick in the Scottish game.

Bulger was reselected for the 1897 Championship, played against only two opponents after Wales withdrew from the IRB due to the Gould Affair. Bulger scored in both games, with a try against Scotland and in the game played at home to England, he became the first Irish player to score a goal from a mark in an international as well as the highest scoring Irishman in the competition to date when another try took his tally for that game to seven points. Bulger's last campaign for Ireland was during the 1898 Home Nations Championship, his penalty goal was decisive in the win over England, but he was part of a losing Ireland team in the last two games of the tournament. The match against Wales, at Limerick on 18 March, was his final game for his country. After his Irish career came to an end, Bulger continued playing rugby in England, he set up a medical practice in London with his brother Michael, Michael became a founding member of the exiles team London Irish. Both brothers turned out for the club.

In 1896, while still a student, Bulger was selected to tour with Jonny Hammond's British Isles team on their trip to South Africa. The team contained nine Irishmen, the first time an overseas tour had contained such a large contingent of players from Ireland. Bulger played in all four tests. Bulger scored a try in the first test at Port Elizabeth, set a tour record of 19 tries across the full 21 matches played. Godwin, Terry; the International Rugby Championship 1883–1983. London: Willows Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X. Griffiths, John; the Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7