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Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli pronunciation known as Nellai and as Tinnevelly, is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of the Tirunelveli District, it is the sixth-largest municipal corporation in the state after Chennai, Madurai and Salem. Tirunelveli is located 700 km southwest of the state capital Chennai, 58 km away from Thoothukudi and 73 km from Kanyakumari; the downtown is located on the west bank of the Thamirabarani River. Palayamkottai is called as the Oxford of the south India, it is a hub of many schools and many important government offices. Tirunelveli is an ancient city, is more than 2000 years old. Tirunelveli is believed to be an ancient settlement of great importance, it has been ruled at different times by the Early Pandyas, the Medieval and Later Cholas, the Pandyas, the Ma'bar, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, the Karnatic kingdom and the British. The Polygar War, involving Palaiyakkarars led by Veerapandiya Kattabomman and forces of the British East India Company, was waged on the city's outskirts from 1797 to 1801.

Tirunelveli is administered by a Municipal Corporation, established on 1 June 1994 by the Municipal Corporation Act. The city covers an area of 189.9 km2, had a population of 473,637 in 2011 excluding some Municipal corporation region then. The total population after expansion is 968,984. Tirunelveli is well-connected by rail with the rest of Tamil Nadu and India; the nearest domestic airport is Thoothukudi Airport. The Nearest International Airports are Madurai International Airport and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport; the nearest Seaport is Thoothukudi Port. Industries in Tirunelveli include administrative services, agricultural trading, banking, agricultural machinery, information technology and educational services; the city is an educational hub of southern India, with institutions such as Anna University Regional Campus - Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli Medical College, The Tirunelveli Veterinary College and Research Institution, Tirunelveli Law College, the Government College of Engineering, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and much more.

Tirunelveli has a number of historical monuments, the Swami Nellaiappar Temple being the most prominent. Tirunelveli is one of the many temple towns in the state, named after the grooves, clusters or forests dominated by a particular variety of a tree or shrub and the same variety of tree or shrub sheltering the presiding deity; the region hence called Venuvanam. Tirunelveli was known in Sambandar's seventh-century Saiva canonical work Tevaram as Thirunelveli. Swami Nellaiappar temple inscriptions say that Shiva descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. In Hindu legend, the place was known as Venuvana due to the presence of bamboo in the temple under which the deity is believed to have appeared; the early Pandyas named the city Thenpandya Nadu or Thenpandya Seemai, the Cholas Mudikonda Cholamandalam and the Nayaks Tirunelveli Seemai. The word Tirunelveli is derived from three Tamil words: thiru and veli, meaning "sacred paddy hedge"; the history of Tirunelveli was researched by Robert Caldwell, a Christian missionary who visited the area.

Tirunelveli was under the rule of Pandya kings as their secondary capital. The Pandya dynasty in the region dates to several centuries before the Christian era from inscriptions by Ashoka and mention in the Mahavamsa, the Brihat-Samhita and the writings of Megasthenes; the province came under the rule of Cholas under Rajendra Chola I in 1064 CE. Tirunelveli remained under control of the Cholas until the early 13th century, when the second Pandyan empire was established with Madurai as its capital; the Nellaiappar temple was the royal shrine of the Pandyas during the 13th and 14th centuries, the city benefited from dams constructed with royal patronage during the period. After the death of Kulasekara Pandian, the region was occupied by Vijayangara rulers and Marava chieftains during the 16th century; the Maravars occupied the western foothills and the Telugas, the Kannadigas settled in the black-soil-rich eastern portion. Tirunelveli was the subsidiary capital of the Madurai Nayaks. Inscriptions from the Nellaiappar temple indicate generous contributions to the temple.

Nayak rule ended in 1736. The region was captured by the subjects of the Mughal Empire such as Chanda Sahib who declared himself "Nawab of Tinnevelly" as well as the Nawab of the Carnatic. In 1743 Nizam-ul-mulk, lieutenant of the Deccan Plateau, displaced most of the Marathas from the region and Tirunelveli came under the rule of the Nawabs of Arcot; the original power lay in the hands of the polygars, who were military chiefs of the Nayaks. The city was the chief commercial town during the Nayak era; the city was known as Nellai Cheemai, with Cheemai meaning "a developed foreign town". The polygars had 30,000 troops and waged war among themselves. In 1755, the British government sent a mission under Major Heron and Mahfuz Khan which restored some order and bestowed the city to Mahfuz Khan; the poligars were defeated. The failure of Mahfuz Khan led t

Letting You In

Letting You In is the fifth studio album recorded by American singer/songwriter Kris Allen, released through the independent label imprint DogBear Records on March 18, 2016. It is Allen's second record to be released independently after parting ways with his post-American Idol label, RCA Records, in 2012; the lead single, "Waves", was released to digital retailers on February 19, 2016 alongside pre-orders of the album. Upon release, the album was met with positive reviews from critics, who praised the musical and lyrical sophistication but noted a lack of personality. Letting You In entered the Billboard Independent Albums sales chart at number 17 but failed to enter the Billboard 200, though it did chart at number 88 on Top Current Albums. Letting You In was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in 2015 and serves as Allen's fourth release since winning American Idol in season eight and second since being dropped by RCA Records in 2012. Allen co-wrote every song on the record and worked on over 70 songs with multiple producers before narrowing it down the ten tracks that make up the album' final track listing.

Inspired in part by his traumatic 2013 car crash, the record has been described by Allen as his "most personal" yet. After re-learning the guitar, Allen revised his songwriting strategy for this album, writing that on Letting You In he focused on "making music, true to me" instead of drawing inspiration from other artists and songwriters. "Waves" was streamed by People on February 18, 2016 as the first taste of the then-upcoming album and was released to digital retailers the following day. The album was made available for pre-order at that time. "Waves" serves. The music video for "Waves" was released April 19, 2016; the video was directed, filmed and graded by Matthew DeLisi and featured Elliott Sikes and Brett Taylor as actors. Two more songs were released as promotional tracks over the next month - "Love Will Find You" on February 26, 2016 and "If We Keep Doing Nothing" on March 3, 2016. Allen launched the Letting You In 2016 Tour in support of the album on March 31, 2016 in Birmingham, AL."Love Will Find You" was released to American hot adult contemporary radio on September 19, 2016 as the second single.

Letting You In received positive reviews from critics. Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal rated the album an A, writing that "one can tell that poured his heart on this project," and that it is "filled with raw emotions." He further described the album as "remarkable". Jason Scott, writing for music blog Popdust, praised the varied musical influences on the album and noted that "by the hands of anyone else, it would be boring," but Allen makes the eclectic soundscape work, he summed up his review with the following statement: "Where Letting You In falls short in Top 40-ready sharpness, it makes up in cutting honesty and powerful images."A more mixed review came from Madison Vain of Entertainment Weekly, who bestowed the album a B- rating. Vain noted the lack of personality developed by Allen in his post-Idol releases, which Letting You In is "unlikely to help." She praised Allen's vocals but criticized his "relentless cheerfulness," deeming the album too one-note. Kris Allen – lead vocals, background vocals Brown Bannister – vocal producer Zach Casebolt – violin Chad Copelin – additional production Andrew Darby – production assistant Kris Donegan – electric guitar Ian Fitchuk – drums, percussion, synthesizer Cara Fox – cello Adam Grover – production assistant Todd Lombardo – acoustic guitar Tony Lucido – bass guitar Andrew Mendelson – mastering Gabe Millman – production assistant K.

S. Rhoads – keyboards, string arrangements, vibraphone Lij Shaw – string engineer Konrad Snyder – programming

Thomas Verner Moore

Dom Thomas Verner Moore was an American psychologist and monk. He was the "first psychiatric researcher to create symptom rating scales and use factor analysis to deconstruct psychosis." He was among the first Catholic priests to conduct influential scientific work in psychology, he developed a psychiatric paradigm based on Catholic teaching, as well as on the philosophical perspective of Thomism. Moore was born on October 1877 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1896, he entered the Paulist Fathers, he was ordained as a member in 1901. In 1903, he earned his doctorate in psychology from the Catholic University of America under the supervision of Edward A. Pace. In 1904, he published his dissertation as a monograph under the title "A Study in Reaction Time and Movement", he traveled to Leipzig, Germany to study with Wilhelm Wundt before returning to the United States. In these early years he wrote some articles for the Catholic Encyclopedia. In 1910, at the University of California, Moore published "The Process of Abstraction", based on research he had begun while studying with Wundt.

In 1910, he joined the faculty of the Catholic University of America as an instructor. In 1915, he received his M. D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, after which he worked as a psychiatrist with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War II. From 1916 to 1918, he founded and ran a children's psychiatric clinic in Washington, D. C.. This clinic gave psychiatric training to psychology students, making it the first school in the United States to do so as a regular part of the psychology curriculum, he returned to the Catholic University of America, where he became head of the department of psychology and psychiatry in 1939. In his life, at the age of forty-two, he left the Paulist Order and became a Benedictine instead. In 1924, he helped to found a Benedictine Priory in Washington, D. C.. In 1926, he established the Saint Gertrude's School of Arts and Crafts, a school for mentally retarded children in Washington, D. C.. He retired from the Catholic University of America's faculty in 1947.

In 1947, Moore traveled to Spain to enter the Carthusians. In 1950, he returned to the United States to co-found the Charterhouse of the Transfiguration in Sandgate, the first Carthusian Charterhouse in the country. In 1960, he returned to Spain, he died in Burgos, Spain on June 5, 1969. Neenan, Benedict. Thomas Verner Moore: Psychiatrist and Monk. Paulist Press. ISBN 9780809139873. Works written by or about Thomas V. Moore at Wikisource

Graham Oppy

Graham Robert Oppy is an Australian philosopher whose main area of research is the philosophy of religion. He holds the posts of Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Research at Monash University and serves as CEO of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, Chief Editor of the Australasian Philosophical Review, Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, serves on the editorial boards of Philo, Philosopher's Compass, Religious Studies, Sophia, he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2009. Graham Oppy was born in Benalla on 6 October 1960 to a Methodist family, but he ceased to be a religious believer as a young teenager and is an atheist, his family had his secondary schooling at Wesley College, Melbourne. He attended Melbourne University from 1979, where he completed two degrees: a BA in philosophy and a BSc in mathematics. In 1987 he started graduate work at Princeton University under the supervision of Gilbert Harman on questions in the philosophy of language.

He was a lecturer at the University of Wollongong from 1990 to 1992 and after doing a post-doc at the Australian National University, he moved to Monash as a senior lecturer, was promoted to professor in 2005. He is Associate Dean of Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, he comes from a family of the son of at least two parents. He is asleep. In philosophy circles he is colloquially known as the ‘Grahmfarter’ of modern philosophy. Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, 1996. ISBN 0-521-48120-1. Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity, 2006. ISBN 0-521-86067-9. Arguing About Gods, 2006. ISBN 0-521-86386-4. "Evolution vs Creationism in Australian Schools", chapter in The Australian Book of Atheism, 2010. ISBN 978-1-921640-76-6; the Best Argument against God, 2013. ISBN 978-1-137-35413-6 Reinventing Philosophy of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction, 2014. ISBN 978-1-137-43455-5 Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-08704-0 The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, 2017.

ISBN 978-1-138-57405-2 Atheism and Agnosticism, 2018. ISBN 978-1-108-45472-8 Atheism: The Basics, 2018. ISBN 978-1-138-50696-1 Naturalism and Religion: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation, 2018. ISBN 978-0-815-35466-6 A Companion to Atheism and Philosophy, 2019. ISBN 978-1-119-11911-1 Personal Homepage at Monash University - Includes career summary and highlights and a link to a complete list of publications. Graham Oppy articles at Internet Infidels Ontological arguments and The Turing Test at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Interview on contemporary atheism Graham Oppy on the Kalam Cosmological Argument by William Lane Craig

Doug Day

Doug Day, Jr. is an American former basketball player and current high school coach. At 6 ft 1 in, Day played the shooting guard position for Radford University between 1989–90 and 1992–93, he was a prolific three-point field goal shooter. Day led the nation in threes made per game as a junior; that season, he led the Highlanders to their first Big South Conference men's basketball regular season championship. In each of Day's four seasons he was named to an All-Big South team, he graduated in 1993 as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,027 points, which through 2017–18 is still the record. Day set the Radford record for points in a game with 43, which he achieved on December 12, 1990 against Central Connecticut State, he holds many of the three-point records at Radford as well, including makes in a game and career. Day was inducted into the Radford University Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Big South Conference Hall of Fame in 2005. After graduating from Radford in 1993 with a degree in education, Day began his coaching career as an assistant boys' basketball coach at Northside High School in Roanoke, Virginia.

He spent several seasons at Northside until becoming an assistant at his alma mater, Blacksburg High School, in Blacksburg, Virginia. After five seasons, head coach Bob Trear stepped down and in August 2010 Day became the new boys' head coach, a position he still holds today. List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season 3-point field goal leaders List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career 3-point scoring leaders

Little Ponton

Little Ponton is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 2 miles south of about 60 metres above sea level, its population is included in the figure for the civil parish of Little Stroxton. Part of the Roman road of Ermine Street passes through the parish; the village belonged to the historical wapentake of Threo. The village was described in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales as "a parish in Grantham district, Lincoln, it has a post-office under Grantham. Acres, 1, 490. Real property, £2,590. Pop. 208. Houses, 43; the property belongs to Esq.. P. Hall was occupied by the Duke of Cleveland, is occupied now by Broke Turnor, Esq. Many Roman relics have been found; the living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £400.* Patron, Esq. The church is old but good, has a low tower."Little Ponton Hall is a Grade II listed building. It dates from 1725 with additions. Little Ponton is part of the civil parish of Little Stroxton, it is situated just off the B1174.

Little Ponton ecclesiastical parish extends along a footpath across the west side of the A1 as far north as Warren Plantation. The boundary crosses the A1, it follows Tollemache Road South on the industrial estate follows the road down to the Saltersford, passing to the north of Daily Mail Farm, where it meets the parish of Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without. Most of the sewage works is in the parish; the boundary crosses the East Coast Main Line and due east it meets Whalebone Lane, crossing it on the north edge of Whalebone Spinney. Eastward it crosses the High Dike or Ermine Street, where it meets the parish of Old Somerby. To the south the parish includes Woodnook Farm; the boundary follows a footpath south-west through Griff's Plantation. At a point 1 mile east of the B6403, the boundary meets Boothby Pagnell. At a point south of Poplar Farm and north of Boothby Great Wood, the boundary meets the parish of Great Ponton; the boundary crosses the B6403 next to Ponton Park Wood. It follows due west to cross the East Coast Main Line just north of Great Ponton.

It crosses the River Witham and continues due west crosses the A1 and reaches Gibbet Hill. At Stroxton Spinney, the boundary follows, crossing the Stroxton–Little Ponton road and follows a footpath. Woodnook Valley has been a Site of Special Scientific Interest since March 1986, it is described by Natural England as "a good representative example of calcareous grassland developed on soils derived from Eastern Jurassic Limestone." It consists of one facing north and the other south. The grasses are short and typical limestone herbs can flourish, it supports several species of orchid, including early-purple orchid Orchis mascula, bee orchid Ophrys apifera, man orchid Aceras anthropophorum, which at this site is near its northern limits of distribution in Britain. With Stroxton, the civil parish had a population in 2001 of 135. There are no village amenities; the ecclesiastical parish is part of the Colsterworth Group of the Deanery of Beltisloe. The 2013 incumbent is Reverend Eric John Lomax. Little Ponton parish church dates from the Norman period, but is of Decorated style.

The west front was rebuilt in 1657. The chancel arch may be Saxon; the dedication is to St Guthlac of Crowland, a hermit who gained popularity as a saint in the Fens of Eastern England. The film and stage actor and soldier Richard Todd is buried in the churchyard, between two of his sons, who predeceased him. Media related to Little Ponton at Wikimedia Commons Little Ponton: St Guthlac's church Woodnook Valley High Dyke to Little Ponton Woodnook Valley