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Tlāhuizcalpantecuhtli

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli is a principal member of the pantheon of gods within the Aztec religion, representing the Morning Star Venus. The name comes from the Nahuatl words tlāhuizcalpan "dawn" and tecuhtli "lord". Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli is one of the thirteen Lords of the Day, representing the 12th day of the Aztec trecena. Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli plays a significant role in the creation of Tonatiuh, the Fifth Sun in the Aztec creation narrative. Motolinía's Memoriales, the Codex Chimalpopoca relate that the Toltec ruler Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl became the morning star when he died. Quetzalcoatl throws himself in into a bonfire after adorning his regalia. Once he started burning, his ashes were lifted and various beautiful birds were sacrificed until Quetzalcoatl's spirit leaves his heart as a star and becomes a part of the sky; the Annals of Cuauhtitlan gives his year of death as 1 Reed, one 52-year calendar cycle from his birth. In the second section of the Codex Chimalpopoca, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli becomes angry when Tonatiuh, the sun god, does not move across the sky after being created.

He shoots Tonatiuh with atlatl darts, but misses and is hit by Tonatiuh's darts, being transformed into the god of obsidian and coldness, Itztlacoliuhqui. The rest of the gods present: Tezcatlipoca, Nochpalliicue and Xochiquetzal sacrifice themselves in Teotihuacan to make the Sun move across the sky, starting the contemporary era. Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli is viewed as one of the four gods who kept the sky up and was associated with the cardinal direction East. Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli is believed to cause harm to people by shooting darts. According to the Annals of Cuauhtitlan, after Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl died, he spent four days in Mictlan making darts before emerging as the morning star; the Annals list his victims according to the days of the Aztec calendar: old people on 1 Alligator. On 1 Rain, he shoots the rain, so that no rain falls, on 1 Water, he causes drought. Along with being the Lord of the 12th day, in the sacred Aztec calendar called the Tōnalpōhualli Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli is patron of the trecena beginning with the day 1 Snake and ending with 13 Movement.

In this he is paired with the god of fire. Bierhorst, John. History and Mythology of the Aztecs: The Codex Chimalpopoca. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1886-9. Durán, Diego. Historia de las Indias de Nueva-España y islas de Tierra Firme. México: Impr. de J. M. Andrade y F. Escalante. F. Townsend, Richard; the Aztecs. London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0500021139. OCLC 26265803. Motolinía, Toribio. Memoriales de Fray Toribio de Motolinia: manuscrito de la colección del señor don Joaquín García Icazbalceta. Méjico: En casa del editor. OCLC 929457. Quiñones Keber, Eloise. Codex Telleriano-Remensis: Ritual and History in a Pictorial Aztec Manuscript. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-76901-6

New West Guitar Group

New West Guitar Group is a guitar trio formed in 2003. The three group members—Perry Smith of New York City, John Storie of Los Angeles, Jeffrey Stein of New York City—met while students at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, where they studied Studio/Jazz Guitar performance; the group has performed across the United States, Japan and Canada. A quartet, the New West Guitar Group started as an ensemble within the Studio/Jazz Guitar department within the USC Thornton School of Music. After placing first at the University of North Texas Jazz Festival at Addison in 2004, the group decided to release an album titled Introducing: New West Guitar Quartet, which became the first recording released on the USC Thornton School of Music's Flora Records label. In 2005, the group collaborated with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, traveled to Japan to represent USC at the Aichi Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan. Continuing to collaborate post-graduation, the group refined their sound by combining influences from jazz, blues and americana musical styles.

In 2007 was chosen to represent the City of Los Angeles at the LA/Berlin Sister's City Festival in Berlin and their release of Wide Awake on Artsong Music established the group as one of the only acoustic & electric guitar ensembles in Los Angeles. In 2009 the group became a trio, released Sleeping Lady, gained member Jeffrey Stein in replacement for original group member Brady Cohan; the trio has released 5 albums and a live concert DVD. They are signed to Summit Records, their 2011 album Round-Trip Ticket has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, charted at #28 on the JazzWeek radio charts. In September 2013, they released Big City featuring arrangements of music by The Police and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Tears for Fears. New West has been known to experiment with various guitar tunings including DADGAD and Nashville tuning, along with the standard tuning of guitar, their music predominantly features a Steel-string acoustic guitar and archtop guitar, but they have been known to use a classical guitar, baritone guitar and fanned fret guitars.

Their style, by combining acoustic and electric guitars, distinguishes the group as one of the few guitar ensembles with this instrumentation. They are on tour with guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque and Concord Records artist Spencer Day. Introducing: New West Guitar Quartet Thornton Retrospective Wide Awake Sleeping Lady Round Trip Ticket Big City Send One Your Love New West Guitar Group Official Website NWGG's page at AllMusic.com member Perry Smith's website member John Storie's website

Merril Jessop

Merril Jessop is the son of Richard Seth Jessop and Ida Johnson. He was believed to be the de facto leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints after its former leader, Warren Jeffs, resigned when he was convicted as an accomplice to rape in 2007, until his removal by Jeffs in February 2011. Jessop was head of the YFZ Ranch. Jessop has been a lifelong member of the church, as his father and grandfathers were former high-ranking FLDS officials. Jessop is connected by a nebulous series of marriages to the Jeffs family. One of his daughters, was married to Jeffs three weeks after her twelfth birthday, while another, was one of Jeffs' favorite wives and was with him at the time of his capture by police. While he was imprisoned, Warren Jeffs designated William E. Jessop as the rightful successor to the FLDS Church presidency. However, William Jessop remained at official church headquarters in Utah. News reports suggested a possible shift of the church's headquarters to Eldorado, where a temple has been built by FLDS Church members at the YFZ Ranch.

As the bishop of the church at YFZ, it appeared that Merril Jessop was the de facto president and the most powerful person in the FLDS Church, until February 2011. One of Jessop's former wives, Carolyn Jessop, wrote a memoir in 2007 about their 17-year marriage, which had begun when she was 18 and he was 50; the book includes dozens of allegations of spousal and child abuse, both physical. Carolyn Jessop left the FLDS Church in 2003 and, after a custody battle with Merril Jessop, won full custody of their 8 children, she is the second woman to leave an FLDS community and gain full custody of all her children, although her eldest daughter Betty decided, after turning 18, to return to her father at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas. Betty Jessop vehemently denies her mother's accusations. In 2009 Carolyn Jessop won a child-support judgment against Merril Jessop in the approximate amount of $148,000 for support he failed to provide his children from 2003-2009; as of February 2010, Merril Jessop had still not paid any of the child support.

According to Carolyn's attorney, Natalie Malonis, he can be jailed for contempt for this failure. According to his former wife's memoir, Jessop is the father of more than 50 biological children, all by his first six wives, his senior wife Faunita, mother of 10 of Jessop's children, suffered from mental illness. Jessop is believed to have taken many more wives since Carolyn's departure. According to his ex-wife's book, Jessop has nebulous business interests that include construction and hotels and has suffered from major heart problems in recent years. In a National Geographic article published in February 2010, Jessop both praised and discussed his troubled relationship with Faunita. Over 5,000 people were in attendance at Faunita Jessop's funeral. "My hand is a bit sore today," Merril was quoted as saying at the end of the funeral after greeting all those who came. Colorado City, Arizona Mormon fundamentalism Placement marriage

Nimitta Thaveesupsoonthorn

Nimitta Thaveesupsoonthorn is a Thai former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle and individual medley events. She represented her nation Thailand in two editions of the Olympic Games, won a career total of four medals, one gold and three bronzes, at the Southeast Asian Games. Thaveesupsoonthorn made her first Thai team, as a fourteen-year-old, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, competing in the women's 400 m individual medley. Despite failing to overhaul the five-minute barrier, Thaveesupsoonthorn stormed home with a powerful swim throughout the race to a victory in heat one over Bulgaria's Ana Dangalakova and Algeria's Sabria Dahane, but her lifetime best of 5:00.06 would be enough to put the Thai rising stalwart to twenty-second overall position. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Thaveesupsoonthorn qualified for the second time in the women's 400 m individual medley by clearing a FINA B-cut of 4:54.47 from the Malaysia Open Championships four months earlier in Kuala Lumpur.

Swimming in the same heat as the previous Games, Thaveesupsoonthorn struggled through the race for another Olympic victory in heat one, eventually faded on the freestyle lap to last place in a field of thirty-seven with a time of 5:02.18. NBC Olympics Profile

Bracknell Queen Bees

Bracknell Queen Bees IHC is a ladies’ ice hockey club based in Bracknell, England. They are located at the John Nike Leisuresport complex in Bracknell, their home ice rink is affectionately known as the Hive. The club operates three teams that compete in the English Ice Hockey Association women's leagues: The Queen Bees, competing in the EIHA women's Elite League, The Fire Bees, competing in the EIHA women’s Division 1 South, The Ice Bees, a team of junior girls competing in the EIHA women's U16 South Division The Queen Bees club was founded November 1987, when the rink at Bracknell opened, it has supplied inline / skater hockey teams in most years since. The Firebees team was formed as a development squad in September 2005, entering division 1 for its maiden season in 2006 after 6 friendlies. In 2007 the Ice Bees were formed. A team for girls under the age of 16 years. All teams play in the same strip; the Queen Bees played in black and gold or black and white horizontal stripes. To conform with new league rules the strip was altered in 2006, but the club colours of black and gold remain the same.

The teams are coached by assistant Sam Phillips. 1988–89 The Queen Bees first season. They finished in 3rd place. Great Britain Representatives: Julie Biles, Rachel Cotton and Claire Pannell. 1989–90 The Capital League was changed to the Southern Division. The Queen Bees finished in 3rd place. 1990–91 A change again introduced the inaugural season of the EIHA Women's Premier Division with the top two teams from each division from the 1989-90 season were invited to form this league. Chelmsford Cobras, who finished 2nd in our division, declined to move up to the Premier Division and the Queen Bees were offered the opportunity instead and took it. In the WPL the Queen Bees finished 2nd to Oxford City Rockets. Claire Pannell finished 5th in the leading Scorers table and Karen Hare finished as 2nd leading netminder. With this new higher division formulated the playoffs set-up was changed to the format that exists today; the first playoff final was between the Oxford City Rockets. Oxford beat the Queen Bees 5-1, to secure the double, achieving both League and Playoff Champions.

Great Britain Representatives: Julie Biles, Rachel Cotton, Kathy Nike and Claire Pannell. 1991–92 The Queen Bees again finished 2nd to Oxford City Rockets in the WPL. and again faced Oxford in the playoff final. At the end of regulation time and sudden death overtime the score ended 1–1; the final went to penalties and after 2 rounds of penalty shots the final result to Oxford 3–1. 1992–93 The Queen Bees finished 2nd in the WPL and for the third year running faced Oxford City Rockets in the playoff final. Oxford went on to beat the Queen Bees 4–0. 1993–94 This season saw the Queen Bees crowned league champions. In the playoffs the Queen Bees became double champions beating beat the Slough Phantoms 7–2. 1994–95 The Queen Bees finished 3rd in the WPL Netminder Karen Hare was top goalie in the league. Great Britain Representatives: Rachel Cotton, Lisa Davies, Jeanette Mountjoy and Kathy Nike. 1995–96 The Queen Bees finished 2nd in the league. Great Britain Representatives: Becky Bowles, Rachel Cotton, Lisa Davies, Jeanette Mountjoy, Kim Strongman and Claire Pannell.

1996–97 The Queen Bees finished 2nd in the league. In the playoffs the Queen Bees lost to the Sunderland Scorpions 1997–98 The Queen Bees finished 2nd in the WPL. In the playoffs the Queen Bees lost to the Sunderland Scorpions Great Britain Representatives: Verity Boome, Vicky Burton, Laura Byrne, Rachelle Kyffin and Kim Strongman. 1998–99 The Queen Bees finished 3rd in the WPL. In the playoffs the Queen Bees finished 4th losing to Slough in the semi finals and Guildford in the Bronze medal game. 1999–2000 This season began with the Queen Bees losing three of their international players for most of the season. Kim Strongman emigrated to Canada, Claire Pannell fell pregnant and Laura Byrne went to Canada; the Queen Bees finished 5th in the WPL and for the first time did not qualify for the playoff finals. Great Britain Representatives: Vicky Burton, Laura Byrne and Sam Cheetham. 2000–01 Our 13th season, the team grew immensely with new senior players and an influx of younger ones, with ages in the team now ranging from 6 years to 30 years.

The Queen Bees finished 2nd in the WPL. In the playoff finals the Queen Bees finished in 3rd beating Sunderland Scorpions 3–1 in the bronze medal game. Great Britain Representatives: Vicky Burton, Laura Byrne, Heather Brunning and Amy Johnson. 2001–02 The Queen Bees finish 4th in the WPL. In the playoff finals the Queen Bees finished 3rd beating Cardiff Comets in the bronze medal game. In the Swindon Tournament the Queen Bees finished 2nd losing to Cardiff on penalty shots in the final. Great Britain Representatives: Vicky Burton, Laura Byrne, Heather Brunning. Queen Bees players selected to the newly formed England squad: Sam Bidmead, Rhian Hayes, Claire Pannell and Laura Stark. Queen Bees players representing Wales: Sam Cheetham and Heather Brunning. GB Roller/Skater/Inline representatives: Sam Bonathan, Heather Brunning, Sam Cheetham and Laura Stark. 2002–03 The Queen Bees finished 6th in the WPL. In the inaugural EIHA Knockout Cup competition the Queen Bees reached the final and beat the Swindon Topcats 4–1 to claim the silverware.

In the Swindon Tournament the Queen Bees finished 3rd Great Britain Representatives: Vicky Burton and Heather Brunning Wales representatives: Sam Cheetham and Heather Brunning GB Roller/Skater/Inline representatives: Sam Bonathan, Heather Brunning, Sam Cheetham and Laura Stark. 2003–04 The Queen Bees finished 7th in the WPL In the EIHA Knockout Cup competition

Casimiro del Rosario

Casimiro Villacin del Rosario was a Filipino scientist. He was named a national scientist in the Philippines in 1983 for being a pioneer in physics and astronomy in the Philippines. Del Rosario is recognized for his restoration of the war-damaged Philippine Observatory and for his leadership in establishing various observatories to study the changing times and galaxies, he was an officer of the World Meteorological Organization and led the establishment of the Philippine Science High School. On June 13, 1896, Del Rosario was born in Bantayan in the Philippine province of Cebu, his parents were Pantaleon del Rosario, a farmer, Benita Villacin. Being four years old when he was in first grade, he went the University of the Philippines after graduating from the Cebu High School, he was nineteen when he completed his first undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Philippines in 1915. He obtained another undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the same university in 1918.

Del Rosario taught his alma mater for some time, after which he left for the United States for further study. He completed his Masters in Physics at Yale in 1924, topping his graduating class of 48 international students. During his time at Yale, he received the coveted Junior Sterling Research Fellowship and was a roommate of Ernest O. Lawrence. In 1926, he was awarded a four-year fellowship by the Bartol Research Foundation in Philadelphia, he obtained his PhD in 1932 from Penn with the dissertation "Very Soft X-ray Spectra of Heavy Elements". Due to the recognition of his published research by leading American physicists, del Rosario was offered to teach at the Howard University in Washington, he chose to go back to the Philippines and taught Physics at the University of the Philippines. He was appointed dean of this faculty and was one of the only two UP professors with a PhD in physics. At the outbreak of World War II in 1941, he joined the Weather Bureau and acted as the chief of the Astronomical Division.

His wartime contributions to the guerrilla effort against the Japanese include the establishment of the Guerilla Weather Station in Bulacan's Victory Hill and building three reflecting telescopes with 9-inch and 1 2-inch apertures to help the guerrillas with their defensive tactics and reconnaissance efforts. From 1946 to 1958, del Rosario was head of the Philippine Weather Bureau, he presided over the restoration of the status of the Philippine Observatory and the restoration of the Philippine Astronomical Observatory. He helped establish the Philippine Atmospheric and Astronomical Services Administration, he was the chairman of the Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the National Research Council of the Philippines, was the first Vice-Chairman and Executive Director of the National Science Development Board, the forerunner of the Department of Science and Technology. From 1954 to 1957, del Rosario was an ex-officio member of the executive committee of the World Meteorological Organization and was president of a regional association of the WMO, which included the Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand among others.

As a scientist, one of del Rosario's major contributions to astrophysics was his research into ultra-violet light of different wavelengths, which required high vacuum photography. He investigated ionizing radiation and its effects, electrical discharge in a high vacuum, many others, he was co-founder of the Bartol Research Foundation, which did pioneering research in physics. He received various awards for his work, such as the Presidential Award in 1965, he received the University of the Philippines Alumni Award and was appointed National Scientist of the Philippines in 1982. Del Rosario maintained his hobby of making telescopes in his retirement years, he was married to Esperanza Quano, he died in 1982 at the age of 86. Del Rosario, C.: The Effect of a Hydrogen Atmosphere on the Velocity Distribution Among Thermionic Electrons, Phys. Rev. 28, 4, 769, October 1926. Del Rosario, C.: Low-pressure electric discharge in intense electric fields, Journal of the Franklin Institute, 203, No.2, 243–250, February 1927.

Del Rosario, C.: Low-pressure electric discharge, Journal of the Franklin Institute, 205, No.1, 103–111, January 1928. Swann, W. F. G. Del Rosario, C.: The effect of radioactive radiations upon euglena, Journal of the Franklin Institute, 211, No.3, 303–318, March 1931. Swann, W. F. G. Del Rosario, C.: The effect of certain monochromatic ultraviolet radiation on euglena cells, Journal of the Franklin Institute, 213, No.5, 549–560, May 1932. Del Rosario, C.: Very Soft X-Ray Spectra of Heavy Elements, Phys. Rev. 41, 2, 136, July 1932. National Historical Institute, Filipinos in History, Vol III, Manilla, NHI Carlos Quirino Who's who in Philippine history, Tahanan Books, Manilla