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Valentinian I

Valentinian I known as Valentinian the Great, was Roman emperor from 364 to 375. Upon becoming emperor he made his brother Valens his co-emperor, giving him rule of the eastern provinces while Valentinian retained the west. During his reign, Valentinian fought against the Alamanni and Sarmatians. Most notable was his victory over the Alamanni in 367 at the Battle of Solicinium, his brilliant general Count Theodosius defeated a revolt in Africa and the Great Conspiracy, a coordinated assault on Roman Britain by Picts and Saxons. Valentinian was the last emperor to conduct campaigns across both the Rhine and Danube rivers. Valentinian rebuilt and improved the fortifications along the frontiers building fortresses in enemy territory. Due to the successful nature of his reign and the rapid decline of the empire after his death, he is considered to be the "last great western emperor", he founded the Valentinian Dynasty, with his sons Gratian and Valentinian II succeeding him in the western half of the empire.

Valentinian was born in 321 at Cibalae in southern Pannonia into an Illyro-Roman family. Valentinian and his younger brother Valens were the sons of Gratianus Major, a prominent commander during the reigns of emperors Constantine I and Constans I, he and his brother grew up on the family estate where they were educated in a variety of subjects, including painting and sculpting. Gratian the Elder was promoted to Comes Africae in the late 320s or early 330s, the young Valentinian accompanied his father to Africa. However, Gratian was forced to retire. Valentinian joined the army in the late 330s and probably acquired the position of protector domesticus. Gratian was recalled during the early 340s and was made comes of Britannia. After holding this post, Gratianus retired to the family estate in Cibalae. In 350, Constans I was assassinated by agents of the usurper Magnentius, a commander in Gaul proclaimed emperor by his soldiers. Constantius II, older brother of Constans and emperor in the East, promptly set forth towards Magnentius with a large army.

The following year the two emperors met in Pannonia. The ensuing Battle of Mursa Major resulted in a costly victory for Constantius. Two years he defeated Magnentius again in southern Gaul at the Battle of Mons Seleucus. Magnentius, now realizing the futility of continuing his revolt, committed suicide in August that year, it was around this time that Constantius confiscated Gratianus' property, for showing hospitality to Magnentius when he was in Pannonia. Despite his father's fall from favor, Valentinian does not seem to have been adversely affected at this time, making it unlikely he fought for the usurper, it is known that Valentinian was in the region during the conflict, but what involvement he had in the war, if any, is unknown. The conflict between Magnentius and Constantius had allowed the Alamanni and Franks to take advantage of the confusion and cross the Rhine, attacking several important settlements and fortifications. In 355, after deposing his cousin Gallus but still feeling the crises of the empire too much for one emperor to handle, Constantius raised his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar.

With the situation in Gaul deteriorating, Julian was made at least nominal commander of one of the two main armies in Gaul, Barbatio being commander of the other. Constantius devised a strategy where Julian and Barbatio would operate in a pincer movement against the Alamanni. However, a band of Alamanni attacked Lugdunum. Julian sent the tribunes Valentinian and Bainobaudes to watch the road the raiders would have to return by. However, their efforts were hindered by his tribune Cella; the Alamanni king Chnodomarius took advantage of the situation and attacked the Romans in detail, inflicting heavy losses. Barbatio complained to Constantius and the debacle was blamed on Valentinian and Bainobaudes, who were cashiered from the army. With his career in ruins, Valentinian returned to his new family estate in Sirmium. Two years his first son Gratian was born by his wife Marina Severa. Valentinian's actions and location become uncertain around this time, but he was exiled. Theodoret say that this was because he'd reacted angrily when a pagan temple attendant sprinkled water on him, saying "I am not purified, but defiled", striking the priest.

At the news of Julian's death on a campaign against the Sassanids, the army hastily declared a commander, emperor. The army still found itself beleaguered by Persian attacks, forcing Jovian to accept humiliating peace terms. Jovian's authority within the empire was still insecure, so he sent a notary Procopius and the tribune Memoridus west to announce his accession. During Jovian's reign Valentinian was promoted to tribune of a Scutarii regiment, was dispatched to Ancyra. Jovian's rule would be short – only eight months – and before he could consolidate his position in Constantinople he died en route between Ancyra and Nicaea, his death was attributed to either assassination by poisoning or accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Jovian is remembered for restoring Christianity to its previous favored status under Constantine and his sons; the army marched to Nicaea, a meeting of civil and military officials was convened to choose a new emperor. The purple was offered to Sallustius; the prefect declined, did so again on behalf of his son when the offer was extended to him.

Two different names were proposed: Aequitius, a tribune of the first Scutar

Yamaha SRX

The Yamaha SRX is a motorcycle, manufactured from 1985 to 1997 by the Yamaha Motor Company. Not to be confused with the Yamaha Sidewinder SRX, a snowmobile. In an attempt to repeat the success of the SR500, Yamaha placed a more modern engine derived from the XT600 into a light, sporty street bike. While still being an air-cooled, overhead-camshaft single-cylinder like its predecessor, the new engine featured a four-valved cylinder head, a two-staged carburetor, a balance shaft, various improvements; the chassis was a lightweight steel frame with alloy wheels, a double disc brake on the front- and a single disc brake on the rear wheel. However, unlike its cheaper predecessor, the SRX600 did not compete well on the international market. Nimble handling, light weight, unique styling did not compete well with the heavier, faster multi-cylinder bikes available for a similar price. Still, Yamaha claims to have sold 19,000 units of the SRX. In the USA, the SRX was sold only in 1986. In Japan, the SRX was sold with a reduced displacement of 400 cc for tax reasons, or 608 cc. Also, these models featured an oil cooler.

From 1988, the 2NX model was sold, which featured a 17-inch front wheel and single 320 mm brake disc. There was an SRX250 on the Japanese market, although this differed somewhat in the presence of a headlight fairing and electric start; when the international marketing of the SRX stopped, in Japan there was a new production line 3VN. The classic twin-shock configuration was dropped for a mono shock design; this iteration was produced until 1997. The SRX was outlived by its predecessor - the SR400 was still available in 2015. Type: Four-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder Displacement: 608 cc Bore and Stroke: 96.0 x 84.0 mm Compression Ratio: 8.5:1 Maximum torque: 34 ft⋅lbf @ 5500 rpm Maximum horsepower: 45 hp @ 6500 rpm Carburetion: two-stage YDIS intake system, 2KY27PV Oil capacity: 2.4 liters Lubrication: Dry sump Transmission: 5 speed Wheelbase: 1.38 m Ground Clearance: 15 cm Seat Height: 77 cm Dry Weight: 149 kg Wet Weight: 170 kg SRX600

2006 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2006 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and were coached by Karl Dorrell, it was Dorrell's fourth season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 7–6 overall, were fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 5–4 record. Ben Olson threw with no sacks. Total rushing for the Bruins was 107 yards. Ben Olson passed for 2 touchdowns, he was sacked 4 times. Chris Markey rushed for 208 yards, Kahlil Bell rushed for 102. UCLA's started the game strong, scoring a field goal on the first drive and recovering a Washington fumble to score a touchdown; the next two drives of the first quarter ended with field goals, UCLA was up at the half 16-7. Eric McNeal returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter. Chane Moline rushed for 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked a 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Kenneth Lombard recovered a fumble for a touchdown with 5:13 left in the game.

Patrick Cowan passed for 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked 2 field goals in the third quarter. Al Verner had an 89-yard interception. Kahlil Bell rushed for 2 touchdowns. Patrick Cowan threw for 112 yards, no touchdowns, was sacked twice. Justin Medlock missed a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter, made a 29-yard field goal in the fourth. William Snead and Marcus Everett both rushed for touchdowns. Patrick Cowan threw for 217 yards, 2 touchdowns, was sacked 3 times. Patrick Cowan threw for 1 touchdown. Patrick Cowan threw for no touchdowns. Chris Markey rushed for 1 touchdown. Chane Moline and Patrick Cowan each rushed for a touchdown. Patrick Cowan threw for 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked 4 field goals; the Bruins became bowl eligible after beating Arizona State. Patrick Cowan threw for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns, was sacked 3 times. Brandon Breazell rushed for 2 touchdowns; the Bruins beat the Trojans for the first time since 1998, ending the Trojans chance to play in the National Championship game.

Patrick Cowan passed for 114 yards and ran for another 55. The Bruins lost to the Seminoles in their first appearance at the Emerald Bowl. In February 2010, Florida State vacated. Karl Dorrell - head coach - fourth year Jim Svoboda - offensive coordinator and quarterbacks' DeWayne Walker - defensive coordinator and secondary Jim Colletto - assistant head coach and offensive line