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Thrasybulus

Thrasybulus was an Athenian general and democratic leader. In 411 BC, in the wake of an oligarchic coup at Athens, the pro-democracy sailors at Samos elected him as a general, making him a primary leader of the successful democratic resistance to that coup; as general, he was responsible for recalling the controversial nobleman Alcibiades from exile, the two worked together extensively over the next several years. In 411 and 410, Thrasybulus commanded along with Alcibiades and others at several critical Athenian naval victories. After Athens' defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Thrasybulus led the democratic resistance to the new oligarchic government, known as the Thirty Tyrants, which the victorious Spartans imposed on Athens. In 404 BC, he commanded a small force of exiles that invaded the Spartan-ruled Attica and, in successive battles, defeated first a Spartan garrison and the forces of the oligarchy. In the wake of these victories, democracy was re-established at Athens; as a leader of this revived democracy in the 4th century BC, Thrasybulus advocated a policy of resistance to Sparta and sought to restore Athens' imperial power.

He was killed in 388 BC while leading an Athenian naval force during the Corinthian War. Nothing is known of Thrasybulus's background or early life, his father was named Lycus, he was a native of the deme of Steiria in Athens. He was born between 455 and 441 BC, although a date as late as the late 430s BC cannot be ruled out, he was married, had two children. Several facts make it clear. By 411 BC, Thrasybulus was established to some degree as a pro-democracy politician, as events discussed below make clear, he is not mentioned in any sources before 411, so it is impossible to present a picture of his actions. As a politician, Thrasybulus advocated several policies throughout his career, he was an advocate of Athenian imperialism and expansionism, a strong supporter of Periclean democracy. He seems to have been an unspectacular public speaker, although Plutarch notes that he had "the loudest voice of the Athenians." During his period of prominence within the democracy, he seems to have led what might now be termed a populist faction.

According to the historical account provided by Xenophon, he is murdered as an acting general of a military expedition on its way to Rhodes, on a stopover in Aspendus on the Eurymedon River during the night by angry inhabitants of that area, for his soldiers' recent transgressions of excess against local farmers and their farmsteads. In 413 BC, a massive Athenian expedition force was obliterated in Sicily. In the wake of this defeat, Athens found itself facing a crisis of unprecedented magnitude. Cities throughout its Aegean empire began to rebel, a Peloponnesian fleet sailed to assist them. Seeking to contain the crisis, Athens tapped its reserve fund to rebuild its fleet and dispatched what ships it had to establish an advance naval base at Samos. In this general atmosphere of crisis, aristocrats at Athens who had long desired to overthrow the democracy there began to agitate publicly for a change of government, formed a conspiracy to bring an oligarchy to power in Athens, their plans included recalling Alcibiades, exiled by the democratic government.

These oligarchs initiated their plans at Samos, where they encouraged a number of Samian oligarchs to begin a similar conspiracy. A dispute has arisen among modern historians over Thrasybulus' involvement in this plot. Donald Kagan has suggested that Thrasybulus was one of the founding members of the scheme and was willing to support moderate oligarchy, but was alienated by the extreme actions taken by the plotters. R. J. Buck, on the other hand, maintains that Thrasybulus was never involved in the plot because he was absent from Samos at the time of its inception. Upon their return to Athens, the conspirators succeeded in ending democratic rule and imposing an oligarchy of 400 rulers. At Samos, the coup did not go forward so smoothly. Samian democrats learned of the conspiracy and notified four prominent Athenians, the generals Leon and Diomedon and Thrasyllus, at that time a hoplite in the ranks. With the support of these men and the Athenian soldiers in general, the Samian democrats were able to defeat the conspirators when they attempted to seize power.

A ship was dispatched to Athens to notify the city of this success against the oligarchs. Upon its arrival, the crew was arrested, as the news of a democratic victory was far from welcome to the new oligarchic government. Learning of this, the army at Samos deposed its generals and elected new generals who were believed to be more steadfast in their support of democracy and Thrasyllus among them; the army, stating that they had not revolted from the city but that the city had revolted from them, resolved to stand by the democracy while continuing to prosecute the war against Sparta. One of the first actions Thrasybulus took as general was to bring about the recall of Alcibiades, a policy that he had supported since before the coup. After persuading the sailors to support his plan, Thrasybulus sailed to retrieve Alcibiades and returned with him to Samos; the aim of this policy was to win away Persian support from the Spartans, as it was believed that Alcibiades had great influence with Tissaphernes.

Alcibiades was elected as general alongside the others. Shortly after this, following the revolt of Euboea, the government of the 400 at Athen

EITB

Euskal Irrati Telebista is the Basque Autonomous Community's public broadcast service. Its main brand is Euskal Telebista. EiTB is the leading media group in the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain with four domestic television channels and five radio stations, their channels are broadcast in the whole Basque Country, people in nearby territories such as Burgos, Cantabria and Zaragoza, La Rioja, Pyrénées-Atlantiques can get the signal. It has been running since 1982 and during this period it has established itself as a major media organisation, connecting with more than a million people every day; the majority of EiTB's broadcasts deal with local entertainment. In Francoist Spain, the Basque underground had an independent voice, Radio Euskadi, which operated on shortwave from two continents. On 20 May 1982 the Basque Parliament unanimously approved the law that set up Euskal Irrati Telebista and on 23 November, the radio channel Euskadi Irratia started broadcasting. ETB, for its part, reached Basque households at midnight on 31 December 1982 with a presentation by the Basque Lehendakari Carlos Garaikoetxea and its programmes were regularized, starting from 16 February in the following year.

At the time about 30 people worked in the ETB centre in Iurreta to provide programmes in Basque. Several years ETB 2, its second flagship television channel, commenced operations on 31 May 1986 broadcasting in Spanish, at the present time it has a further two international channels. Following an agreement between Sogecable and EiTB, 87 million households all over Europe have been able to pick up ETB Sat from the Astra satellite since May 2001, it may be picked up via Sogecable's Digital Plus satellite-TV service throughout Spain. The EiTB Group's fourth television channel is Canal Vasco, a medium geared towards the Americas, where it reaches viewers through American DTH and cable companies. Following the implementation of Digital terrestrial television, the Basque government allowed EiTB to create two new digital television channels; the first, ETB 3, started broadcasting in October 2008, offering programming for children and youngsters in Basque. The second, ETB 4 was first expected to be a bilingual news channel, but was redefined as a sports channel.

Its launch was postponed but ETB 4 subsequently launched on 29 October 2014. The EiTB group has five radio stations with more than 300,000 listeners every day - Euskadi Irratia, Radio Euskadi, Radio Vitoria, Euskadi Gaztea and EiTB Musika respectively; the Basque community has increased its 2015 budget to 124.6 million euro up from 107.6 million the year before. ETB 1 - General channel in Basque language. ETB 2 - General channel in Spanish language. ETB 3 - Youth channel in Basque language. ETB 4 - Bilingual entertainment channel in both Spanish and Basque. ETB Sat - Worldwide channel, both in Basque and Spanish languages. Canal Vasco - International channel aimed at Latin America, both in Basque and Spanish languages. Euskadi Irratia - News/Talk radio station in Basque language Radio Euskadi - News/Talk radio station in Spanish language Radio Vitoria - News/Talk radio station aimed at the city of Vitoria in Spanish language Euskadi Gaztea - Music radio station in the Basque language aimed at the youth EiTB Musika - Cultural and soft music radio station in Basque and Spanish Official website Official website EiTB Mobile

Arnaz Battle

Arnaz Jerome Battle is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, he played college football at Notre Dame. Battle played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he is the son of former NFL tight end Ron Battle. When Arnaz was nine years old, his younger brother died in a tragic drowning accident. On his upper left arm appears a tattoo of his late brother's face, he prepped at C. E. Byrd High School, where he finished with 5,137 total yards and rushed for 49 career touchdowns while throwing for 28 more and scored one touchdown on a kickoff return, he was a Parade All-America selection and was rated 39th-best player nationally by The Sporting News and 52nd-best player by Chicago Sun-Times. A USA Today honorable mention All-America and third-team All-South quarterback by Fox Sports South. Battle played quarterback for the University of Notre Dame in his first two seasons, was named the starting quarterback in 2000. However, against #1 Nebraska in the second game of the year, Battle suffered a broken wrist on the first play from scrimmage and was forced to sit out the remainder of the season.

The following year, he was converted to wide receiver, because of his great speed and running ability. He tallied 53 receptions for 742 yards and five touchdowns, adding 314 yards and one touchdown on 62 carries in career, he was an All-America honorable mention and All-Independent first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, following his senior season at the University of Notre Dame. He completed 30-of-69 passes for 438 yards and two touchdowns, he added academic honors, while maintaining a 3.2 grade point average and majored in sociology and computer applications. In 2003, he saw action in eight games and recorded two carries for 14 yards to go along with eight tackles and two fumble recoveries on special teams before finishing season on injured reserve with left toe injury. In 2004, he saw action in 14 games and registered career-highs in punt returns, punt return yards, kickoff returns, kickoff return yards and special teams tackles, he was Inactive for the final two contests of the season with a thigh injury.

He returned a career-long 71-yard punt return for a touchdown vs. the Arizona Cardinals. In 2005, he played in 10 games with eight starts and tallied 32 receptions for 363 yards with three touchdowns, he was inactive for six contests due to a knee injury. He led the team in receiving with five receptions for 59 yards and recorded his first career touchdown on a six-yard pass from QB Tim Rattay vs. the St. Louis Rams, he completed his first career pass on a 24-yard connection to WR Brandon Lloyd followed by his second career completion in quarter with a three-yard shovel pass to RB Frank Gore. In 2006, he played in 16 games with 15 starts and ranked second on the team with career-highs of 59 receptions and 686 receiving yards, he was the only receiver in the NFL with 40 or more catches and no dropped passes. He caught four passes for 37 yards and two tough, short-yardage touchdowns vs. the Oakland Raiders, marking his first career multi-touchdown receiving game. He hauled in five receptions for 97 yards against the Seattle Seahawks, added one carry for a career-long 18 yards.

In 2007, he played in 16 games with 15 starts, posting 50 catches for a team-high 600 yards while setting career-highs in touchdown receptions and total touchdowns. He was named as the captain of all of the wide receivers. In the season opener on Monday Night Football against Arizona, he caught a team-high five receptions for 60 yards, while scoring the go-ahead score on his first career rushing touchdown, a one-yard end around with 22 seconds remaining to give the 49ers a 20-17 victory, he caught a 57-yard touchdown at Arizona, the 49ers’ longest play from scrimmage in 2007. It marked the second longest reception of his career behind a 65-yarder he had from Tim Rattay vs. the Dallas Cowboys. He played, but did not start due to an ankle injury suffered against the Minnesota Vikings and caught two passes for 13 yards with one touchdown, his touchdown catch came in the third quarter on QB Shaun Hill's first career touchdown pass. Battle logged his first 100-yard game with a 120-yard performance during Week 4 of the 2008 season.

He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a foot injury on December 13, 2008. He finished the 2008 season with 24 catches for 318 yards. In 2009 finished with 5 catches for 40 yards and help in Special Teams. On March 8, 2010, Battle signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers worth $3.975 million with $975,000 to sign. The next year, he was named team captain for special teams; the Steelers released Battle on February 8, 2012. His father, Ron Battle, played football at North Texas and as a tight end for two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. Arnaz Battle's official website San Francisco 49ers biography

Minilogue

Minilogue was a Scandinavian melodic Techno music group consisting of Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson. The name is dialogue, which refers to music as a form of communication. Beside their music production as Minilogue, they were both involved in the group Son Kite, Trimatic and IMPS, Since 2014, their collaboration as Minilogue has ended. Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson came from opposing backgrounds. Sebastian was trained as a classical musician playing the organ and the violin among other instruments, he became involved in teaching them until his coming of age at 18 when he formed a band and began experimenting with the sounds in a more contemporary way. Marcus lived on a diet of Kraftwerk and the Human League until realising his true calling in the techno parties of the 1990s. Through promoting parties he moved on to become one of the bigger DJs in Southern Sweden, it was in a party where they met and decided to combine Sebastian’s musician’s perspective and knowledge with Marcus' DJ skills and experience from the scene.

They got together in 1996 and after 10 years in the music business under successful guises such as Son Kite and Trimatic, Marcus & Sebastian begun to be Minilogue. They hail from a city situated in south Sweden. Through the years their music has expanded and moved through a variety of sounds appealing across the board of electronic music, their recent material touches on influences from a simplistic early 1990s sound of electronica, filled with warped and wondrous sounds creating textures with true depth and portraying a true sense of the duo’s vision. Marcus & Sebastian decided to stop Minilogue in 2014 to focus on their own projects. Hitchhikers Choice video on Youtube Discography on discogs.com

Schindleria brevipinguis

Schindleria brevipinguis is a species of marine fish in family Schindleriidae of Perciformes. Known as the stout infantfish, it is native to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. S. Brevipinguis is among the smallest known fish in the world, together with species such as Paedocypris progenetica. Males of S. brevipinguis have an average standard length of 7.7 mm, a gravid female was 8.4 mm and the maximum standard length of the species is 10 mm. It held the record for the smallest known vertebrate,but now the smallest vertebrate species is the described frog Paedophryne amauensis, while the parasitic males of the anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps are but 6.2 millimetres long. S. brevipinguis is distinguished from the similar S. praematura by having its first anal-fin ray further forward, under dorsal-fin 4, rather than 7–11 in S. praematura. The specific epithet, derives from the Latin brevis and pinguis, in reference to the fish's shorter, thicker body, as compared with other Schindleria species.

The first specimen was collected by Jeff Leis in 1979, but the species was not formally described until a 2004 paper. McGrouther, M. J. Leis, T. Trnski. "Stout Infantfish, Schindleria brevipinguis". Fishes: Australian Museum Fish Site. July 2004. Picture of Stout Infantfish "Bragging Rights: The Smallest Fish Ever" Some records in the fish world

Stuart Elliott (footballer, born 1978)

Stuart Elliott is a Northern Irish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1998 to 2013. Elliott made a name for himself whilst with Motherwell and Hull City as well as being capped 39 times by Northern Ireland, he played professionally for Glentoran, Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Hamilton Academical and Stirling Albion. He had retired in 2010 but came out of retirement to return to Glentoran for the 2012–13 season. Born in Belfast, Elliott started his career at St Andrews FC, from Belfast moved on to Glentoran before joining Scottish Premier League club Motherwell, he became a fans favourite at Fir Park and his impressive performances earned him his first cap for Northern Ireland against Malta in September 2002. In May 2002, Motherwell went into administration and as a result had to sell many of their best players. During his time at the club, Elliott scored 22 goals in 77 appearances. Elliott joined Hull City for £230,000 and in his first season finished as the club's top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 goals.

In 2003/04, he again hit double figures for his club. As Hull City clinched a place in The Championship in 2004/05, Elliott enjoyed a fantastic season netting 27 goals in the league as well as 2 in the cup, while starring for Northern Ireland; this goal scoring tally is made all the more impressive given that Elliott does not play as a striker and was out for 6 weeks with an injury during mid-season. Unsurprisingly, Elliott was unable to maintain this incredible goal scoring form in the Championship. In fact, he found himself in-and-out of the team, but despite this he still finished 2005/06 as Hull's top scorer with 7 league goals. In 2006 it was revealed that he was suffering from a form of exercise-induced asthma, which affects his ability to perform for the full ninety minutes. In 2006/07 he was used as an'impact player' coming off the bench late in the game, such as in the 13 January match against QPR when he came on with eleven minutes to go and scored twice to give the Tigers a 2–1 victory.

On 31 January 2008, Elliott signed for Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal. Elliott had snubbed moves to Southend United and Darlington, citing a desire to remain in the local area, he signed a 2-year deal with Doncaster Rovers on 1 July. On 27 September 2008, Elliott became one of three men in the Rovers team to hit the bar on the "Crossbar Challenge" on Soccer AM. On 8 January 2009 Elliott joined Grimsby Town on a one-month loan deal, this was extended for another month with Elliott returning on 8 March. Elliot was released by Doncaster on 1 January 2010 and signed for Hamilton Academical two days until the end of the season, he was loaned to Stirling Albion two months later. In August 2010, Elliott announced that he wished his contract cancelled to be able to concentrate on his faith, with a view to entering ministry. Elliott returned to former club Glentoran in September 2012, he made his first appearance since returning to the club on 1 October, coming off the bench as Glentoran lost 3–2 to Linfield in the County Antrim Shield.

He made his first league appearance on 6 October, coming off the bench as Glentoran lost 2–0 to Crusaders. He scored his first goal since his return to Glentoran in an IRN-BRU League Cup game against Institute; the goal was described as an "unstoppable 20 yard shot". Glentoran went on to win the game 4–2 on penalties after a 2–2 draw. After making only 7 appearances and scoring 1 goal in all competitions, Elliott was released by Glentoran after the turn of the year. Elliott earned 39 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 4 goals including an impressive free kick against Azerbaijan, he played in Northern Ireland's famous victory over England but soon after began to struggle for his place in the team due to emerging young talents Sammy Clingan and Chris Brunt. He is a born-again Christian, belonging to Living Hope Christian Church in Hull, where he is a frequent speaker and their newest pastor. There are only three churches of this denomination in the world. Stuart Elliott at Soccerbase