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Vértes Hills

Vértes is a mountain range in north-western Hungary, in the Central Transdanubian region, between the ranges Bakony and Gerecse. The Vértes Mountains are part of the Transdanubian Mountains. Area of the Vértes occupies 314 km2, it is 11c12 km wide. The average altitude is above sea level is 350 meters, in highest points are 487 m, 480 m and 479 m. Geologically the Vértes constitute a fairlyuniform structure. On the surface of the eptire mountain there are no older rocks than those of the mid-Triassic; the main rock is dolomite—CaMg2—from the upper Triassic. All the layers are ancient marine deposits; the Vértes possesses a well-developed valley network, but in spite of this spring and rivers are rare in the mountain. Yearly sunshine duration is around 1950–2000 hours; the average annual temperature above the height of 350 meters is 8.5 C. The average annual precipitation is between 700 millimeters. In winter the land is snow-covered. According to a legend documented in mediaeval Hungarian chronicles, the Vértes mountains were named after a historical incident: during the unsuccessful campaign of 1051–1052, the withdrawing German troops of Henry III, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, scattered their armours to ease their escape through the mountains.

Béni Kornél-Viszló Levente: A Vértes hegység és környéke 1996 ISBN 963-04-6683-X Transdanubian Mountains Geography of Hungary KirándulóBlog - Lőrinci Nagykönyvtár túraköre / Farkas Ferenc at the Wayback Machine Geology of the Carpathian Region, p. 325, at Google Books

Michael Slade

Michael Slade is the pen name of Canadian novelist Jay Clarke, a lawyer who has participated in more than 100 criminal cases and who specializes in criminal insanity, several additional authors. Before Clarke entered law school, his undergraduate studies focused on history. Clarke's writing stems from his experience as a practicing lawyer and historian, as well as his extensive world travel, he works with police officers to ensure that his novels incorporate state-of-the-art police techniques. Writing as a team with a handful of other authors, Clarke has published a series of police procedurals about the fictional Special External Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, his novels describe Special X protagonists as they track down fugitives deranged murderers. Four other authors have contributed under the name Michael Slade: John Banks, Jay Clarke, Rebecca Clarke, Richard Covell. Despite the collaborative nature of the books, Jay Clarke is the predominant voice in their writing. Jay and his daughter Rebecca write under the Slade name.

Slade's novel Ghoul is on the Horror Writers Association's recommended reading list. His work is published by Penguin. Fans of the series are referred to as Sladists, a play on the word sadist. According to a 2008 report on horror movie website Arrow in the Head, Headhunter was optioned for a movie by Brightlight Pictures, set to be written by Wil Zmak and directed by Patrick Lussier; the project appears to have died. Slade writes novels on three concentric levels. At the center of each story is a howdunit. Around, psychological horror, through which Slade ventures into the supernatural without leaving the real world. Police procedure is the outer level; as of 2010, Slade has written fourteen novels in the Special X series. Headhunter Ghoul Cutthroat Ripper Zombie Shrink Burnt Bones Hangman Death's Door Bed of Nails Swastika Kamikaze Crucified Red Snow SpecialX.net: The Michael Slade website Interview with Jay and Rebecca Clarke, online at CBC Words at Large

Webber Township, Michigan

Webber Township is a civil township of Lake County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,875 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles, of which 34.9 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,875 people, 638 households, 338 families residing in the township; the population density was 53.8 per square mile. There were 1,365 housing units at an average density of 39.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 63.36% White, 29.55% African American, 1.92% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.07% from other races, 3.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.63% of the population. There were 638 households out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 46.9% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.77. In the township the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 18.8% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 158.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 143.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $20,822, the median income for a family was $24,352. Males had a median income of $26,042 versus $19,191 for females; the per capita income for the township was $9,512. About 23.2% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.5% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over

Army of Tennessee

The Army of Tennessee was the principal Confederate army operating between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. It was formed in late 1862 and fought until the end of the war in 1865, participating in most of the significant battles in the Western Theater; the army was formed on November 20, 1862, when General Braxton Bragg renamed the former Army of Mississippi and was divided into two corps commanded by Leonidas Polk and William J. Hardee. A third corps was formed from troops from the Department of East Tennessee and commanded by Edmund Kirby Smith; the remaining division was assigned to Hardee's corps. The army's cavalry was consolidated into a single command under Joseph Wheeler; the army's first major engagement under its new name took place against the Army of the Cumberland on December 31 along the Stones River. The attacks started at 6 a.m. against the Union right wing and forced the Union flank back towards the Union supply route to Nashville, but the Confederates were unable to capture the road.

Bragg expected Union commander William S. Rosecrans to retreat during the night but Rosecrans decided to remain. No fighting took place on January 1. Bragg halted near the Duck River. Following Stones' River, feuding broke out between Bragg and his corps and division commanders over, responsible for the Confederate defeat; when he learned of the dispute, Confederate President Jefferson Davis sent Joseph Johnston to inspect the army and take command if he thought it necessary to relieve Bragg. Johnston however refused to take command of the army. In the summer of 1863, Rosecrans began an offensive known as the Tullahoma Campaign, a name taken from the location of the Confederate headquarters at the time. Due to the low level of the river, Bragg felt compelled to retreat back to his supply center of Chattanooga, where he established his headquarters; when the Union forces halted following the campaign, Bragg took the opportunity to make several command changes in the army. Hardee was transferred to Mississippi in July and replaced by D.

H. Hill. Bragg's department was reorganized into the Department of Tennessee, which covered Alabama north of the Tennessee River and Georgia north of Atlanta; the cavalry was reorganized into two corps commanded by Forrest. H. T. Walker; the Confederate government agreed to transfer James Longstreet's First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia to the army during this time, but due to the loss of Knoxville, Longstreet had to travel by rail through the Carolinas and Atlanta to northern Georgia. Rosecrans launched the Chickamauga Campaign in late August, staging demonstrations near Chattanooga and upstream of the city along the Tennessee River; this convinced Bragg. This forced Bragg to fall back into northern Georgia, abandoning the important railroad hub of Chattanooga on September 8. Over the course of the next several days, Bragg attempted to launch several attacks on isolated parts of the Union army but each attempt failed. On the evening of September 18, Bragg concentrated the army near Chickamauga Creek.

During September 19 at Chickamauga, both sides fed in reinforcements. Longstreet arrived on the battlefield during the night of the 19 and 20. Polk was ordered to attack at daylight on September 20, with Longstreet attacking afterwards, but Polk didn't launch his attack until midmorning; the left wing failed to dislodge the Union army but Longstreet's wing attacked a gap in the Union army which routed the Union right flank. A portion of the Union army rallied on Horseshoe Ridge and held off multiple Confederate attacks until evening, when it followed the rest of Rosecrans' army into Chattanooga. After Chickamauga, the Army of Tennessee besieged the Union army in Chattanooga, taking up defensive positions on the surrounding hills on Missionary Ridge, which formed the Confederate center, Lookout Mountain on the Confederate left. Bragg considered a direct attack on the city too costly, a lack of supplies and pontoons caused him to reject a plan to cross the river and break the Union supply line to Nashville.

Instead he spread the Confederate army along the Tennessee River, cutting the Union railroad supply line into the city and reducing the amount of supplies the Union army could get into the city. During the next several weeks, Bragg became embroiled with a dispute with the army's corps commanders. Bragg became involved in a personal dispute with Forrest, which led to Forrest being reassigned to Mississippi and West Tennessee, with his cavalry corps merged with Wheeler's corps. Meanwhile, Hill and Longstreet, along with several division commanders, s

Die Israeliten in der Wüste

Die Israeliten in der Wüste is an oratorio by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. While known for his works in other genres, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach composed several oratorios during his career as a composer. After arriving in Hamburg in 1768, he found himself in an atmosphere, much more conducive to musical creativity than his previous post in Berlin had provided him. With his new post came many new responsibilities and Bach found himself composing pieces in the longer symphony and concerto genres. One of his first compositions at his new Hamburg post was the oratorio Die Israeliten in der Wüste, which he began in the second half of 1768 and finished early in 1769; the piece was based on a libretto by German librettist Daniel Schiebeler who, rather than creating the libretto by using direct quotes from scripture, used poetry based on scripture. Bach wrote the oratorio for the consecration of the Lazarettkirche in 1769 and the score was first printed in 1775, he wrote the piece with the intention that it be performed "not only on a solemn occasion, but at any time, inside or outside the Church".

This hope came to fruition when the piece was performed outside of German-speaking areas and gained a reputation as a concert piece rather than a sacred piece, a status it maintained into the next century. Part of the reason for this was that in Hamburg, much better performers and funds were available to produce such a technically complicated piece. Of course, the shift this piece underwent in moving from the church to the concert hall was accompanied by necessary changes in style and production, but as time has shown, Bach was able to adjust seamlessly to the changes in the times. Bach's overall style of writing oratorio is influenced by the earlier German composer George Frideric Handel. Bach's themes, musical effects, affinity for the Old Testament all indicate a respect for and heavy influence by Handel's oratorios one of his better-known works, Messiah. Die Israeliten in der Wüste is an oratorio based on the Old Testament story of the pain and suffering of the Israelites in the desert.

In this piece, Bach keeps up with the changing musical ideas of the time by abandoning his typical styles in favor of adopting an empfindsam quality, using every movement of the piece to underscore the drama and move the affections to more engage the listener. Each separate movement has a mood or feeling of its own, but together, Bach’s goal is to create an empfindsam tone and recreate some of his characters’ emotions. Throughout the first part of the oratorio, Bach creates a feeling of sadness and desperation as the Israelites seem hopelessly lost in the desert, they bemoan their misfortune and begin to lose their faith as their situation becomes more and more bleak. However, the mood of the piece changes when Moses discovers a spring and hope is restored among the Israelites. Once more, they regain their faith and begin giving praise to God, thanking Him for saving them once again; the oratorio's second part continues the story begins with a Handelian theme, most added because of the great success of Handel's Messiah in Hamburg.

However, it is somewhat jarring next to the poetic words in the libretto and slow, sad music that follows. Like other composers at the time, Bach treated music as a way to express the words written in the libretto; as such, the tempo at the beginning of the second part, the minor key, Bach's crescendo aid in creating the mood of longing being experienced by the characters. Additionally, significant words in the libretto are musically embellished with trills or higher notes so as to stress their importance; the piece is made up of three types of movements: choruses and arias. The choruses are sung by a large ensemble of the Israelites, they are homophonic, with vocal melodies that follow the orchestral arrangement. Bach's recitatives are recitativo secco, or plain recitative; these recitatives are accompanied by a continuo but no other instruments. Bach uses recitativo accompagnato, which utilizes other instruments so as to be more expressive; the arias are sung by principal characters and convey emotion, rather than plot advancement like recitatives.

Like the other movements, Bach uses his arias to convey intense emotion, to fit in with his empfindsam approach to the oratorio. They are written in a da capo form, organized so as to reflect the pattern of human emotion as it occurs; because Bach treats the music and emotions of the piece as more of a sacred drama than an actual oratorio, the similarities between Bach and Handel are striking. Unique in many ways, Bach wrote in an obbligato figure for the bassoon, an uncommon practice in music at that time as well as today; the piece provided what is now a commonly played bassoon piece. In its time, this piece was popular enough that Bach chose to publish it, a practice which, at the time, was saved for only the most successful pieces. Since however, it has become known as one of the pieces that assisted in moving the oratorio out of the church and into secular performance venues, being performed less in churches than many of the oratorios before it. Part I No. 1: Chor der Israeliten – Die Zunge klebt No. 2: Recit.

– Ist dieses Abrams Gott? No. 3: Arie – Will er, dass sein Volk verderbe? No. 4: Recit. – Verehrt des Ew'gen Willen No. 5: Arie – Bis hie her hat er No. 6: Recit. – Warum verliessen wir Aegyptans blühend Land No. 7: Arie – O! bringet uns zu jenen Mauren No. 8: Recit. – Für euch seht Moses stets um neue Huld No. 9: Symphonie No. 10: Recit. – Welch ein Geschrey tönt in mein Ohr? No. 11: Chor der Israeliten – Du bist der Ur-sprin

Kieran Murphy (cyclist)

Kieran Jon Murphy is a visually impaired Australian Paralympic tandem cyclist. He won two medals at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. Murphy was born at Modbury Hospital in South Australia to Scott Murphy, he has three brothers. He was born with a deteriorating eye condition. Murphy began his career as a swimmer. Competing at 13 national championships between 2008 and 2014. Four weeks after taking up cycling, he competed at the 2014 National Road and Time Trial Championships, his role model is Kieran Modra who started as a swimmer and moved onto cycling. Murphy with his pilot Lachlan Glasspool won silver medal in the Men's 4 km Individual Pursuit B and bronze medal in the Men's 1 km Time Trial B at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles, United States At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, South Africa and his pilot Lachlan Glasspool finished tenth in the Men's Time Trial B and did not finish in the Men' Road Race B. In 2017, he is a scholarship holder at the South Australian Sports Institute.

He is a member of Mercedes - Benz Adelaide Racing