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Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia

Wenceslaus I, Wenceslas I or Václav the Good was the duke of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935. His younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel, was complicit in the murder, his martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic virtue that resulted in his elevation to sainthood. He was posthumously declared to be a king and came to be seen as the patron saint of the Czech state, he is the subject of a carol for Saint Stephen's Day. Wenceslaus was the son of Duke of Bohemia from the Přemyslid dynasty, his grandfather, Bořivoj I of Bohemia, was converted to Christianity by Saints Methodius. His mother, Drahomíra, was the daughter of a pagan tribal chief of the Havelli, but was baptized at the time of her marriage, his paternal grandmother, Ludmila of Bohemia, saw to it that he was educated in the Old-Slavonic language and, at an early age, Wenceslas was sent to the college at Budeč. In 921, when Wenceslas was about thirteen, his father died and his grandmother became regent.

Jealous of the influence that Ludmila wielded over Wenceslas, Drahomíra arranged to have her killed. Ludmila was at Tetín Castle near Beroun when assassins murdered her on September 15, 921, she is said to have been strangled by them with her veil. She was at first buried in the church of St. Michael at Tetín, but her remains were removed by Wenceslas, to the church of St. George in Prague, built by his father. Drahomíra assumed the role of regent and initiated measures against the Christians; when Wenceslas was 18, those Christian nobles who remained rebelled against Drahomira. The uprising was successful, Drahomira was sent into exile to Budeč. With the support of the nobles, Wenceslas took control of the government. To prevent disputes between him and his younger brother Boleslav, they divided the country between them, assigning to the latter a considerable territory. After the fall of Great Moravia, the rulers of the Bohemian Duchy had to deal both with continuous raids by the Magyars and the forces of the Saxon and East Frankish king Henry the Fowler, who had started several eastern campaigns into the adjacent lands of the Polabian Slavs, homeland of Wenceslas's mother.

To withstand Saxon overlordship, Wenceslas's father Vratislaus had forged an alliance with the Bavarian duke Arnulf, a fierce opponent of King Henry at that time. The alliance became worthless, when Arnulf and Henry reconciled at Regensburg in 921. Early in 929, the joint forces of Duke Arnulf of Bavaria and King Henry I the Fowler reached Prague in a sudden attack that forced Wenceslas to resume the payment of a tribute first imposed by the East Frankish king Arnulf of Carinthia in 895, he introduced German priests, favoured the Latin rite instead of the old Slavic, which had gone into disuse in many places for want of priests. He founded a rotunda consecrated to St. Vitus at Prague Castle in Prague, which exists as present-day St. Vitus Cathedral. Henry had been forced to pay a huge tribute to the Magyars in 926 and needed the Bohemian tribute, which Wenceslas refused to pay after the reconciliation between Arnulf and Henry. Another possible reason for the attack was the formation of the anti-Saxon alliance between Bohemia, the Polabian Slavs, the Magyars.

In September 935, a group of nobles allied with Wenceslas's younger brother Boleslav plotted to kill him. After Boleslav invited Wenceslas to the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Stará Boleslav, three of Boleslav's companions, Tira, Česta, Hněvsa, fell on the duke and stabbed him to death; as the duke fell, Boleslav ran him through with a lance. According to Cosmas of Prague, in his Chronica Boëmorum of the early 12th century, one of Boleslav's sons was born on the day of Wenceslas's death; because of the ominous circumstance of his birth, the infant was named Strachkvas, which means "a dreadful feast". There is a tradition that Saint Wenceslas's loyal servant Podevin avenged his death by killing one of the chief conspirators, but was executed by Boleslav. Wenceslas was considered a martyr and saint after his death, when a cult of Wenceslas grew up in Bohemia and in England. Within a few decades, four biographies of him were in circulation; these hagiographies had a powerful influence on the High Middle Ages concept of the rex justus, a monarch whose power stems from his great piety as well as his princely vigor.

Referring approvingly to these hagiographies, the chronicler Cosmas of Prague, writing in about the year 1119, states: But his deeds I think you know better than I could tell you. Several centuries this legend was asserted as fact by Pope Pius II. Although Wenceslas was only a duke during his lifetime, Holy Roman Emperor Otto I posthumously "conferred on the regal dignity and title", why he is referred to as "king" in legend and song; the hymn "Svatý Václave" or "Saint Wenceslas Chorale" is one of the oldest known Czech songs. Tracing back to the 12th century, it is still among the most popular religious songs. In 1918, at the founding of the modern Czechoslovak state, the song was discussed as a possible choice for the national anthem. During the Nazi occupation, it was played along with the Czech anthem. Wenceslaus' feast day is celebrated on September 28, on this day celebrations a

Arthur Gore, 7th Earl of Arran

Arthur Paul John James Charles Gore, 7th Earl of Arran, styled Viscount Sudley until shortly before his death, was an Anglo-Irish peer and translator. He was born in St Pancras, the first of two sons born to Lt-Col Arthur Gore, 6th Earl of Arran and Maud Jacqueline Marie Beauclerk, only daughter of 3rd Baron Huyssen van Kattendyke of Kattendijke, Holland.. He was educated at New College, Oxford. Commissioned as a lieutenant in the Essex Regiment, he served as aide-de-camp to George Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa. Nicknamed "Pauly," he was the author of William, or More Loved than Loving, first published in 1933 by Collins, republished 1956 by Chapman & Hall, in an edition with illustrations by Osbert Lancaster and an introduction by Evelyn Waugh, he was a translator of German texts. His translation of The Three Musketeers, under the name Lord Sudley, was published by Penguin in 1952, he succeeded to the title Earl of Arran of the Arran Islands upon the death of his father on 19 December 1958, but never took his seat in the House of Lords.

He died by suicide on 28 December 1958, just nine days after the death of his father, at Poltimore, Devon. Aged 55, Arran was unmarried, killed himself because he was gay. Following his death, a schoolmate eulogised him in The Times

Finding a Voice: A Benefit for Humans

Finding a Voice: A Benefit for Humans is a 36-band compilation to benefit People First, a national advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities that had several Montana chapters. The photocopied booklet accompanying the CD explains the importance of People First and self-advocacy through several articles and a breakdown of where the proceeds go; the compilation is not endorsed by People First. As for the music, Finding a Voice’s strongest suit is the snapshot it presents of the Missoula punk scene circa 1999. Comp coordinator Jeremy Rossman first started soliciting submissions from local and farther-afield bands around that year. Bands featured on the album from Missoula include: Humpy, The Sputniks, The Helltones, The Everyday Sinners, The Cleaners and Sasshole. From surrounding Flathead County, Montana: Disgruntled Nation and The Vagrants. A partial list of bands from other areas: The Dread, Oldmanhomo, Choking Victim, Leftöver Crack, Lopez. Intended as a double LP and long delayed by one thing or another, Finding a Voice was released in CD form in February, 2003.

Many of the local bands were recorded in their basements and practice pads by John Brownell of the Oblio Joes on his portable eight-track. Brownell was owner and operator of Repetitively Futile Records, the label in charge of the compilation. Brownell stated on his label's page: A benefit for the People First groups of Montana... this 36 band compilation has been the bane of my existence. To be released over 3 years ago and be the first RFR release, I fuked up with the finances and it has sat in my closet since. I'm sure most of the bands on this hate my fukn guts, but at least it will be out shortly. It's all mixed and ready to go, I just need to get the cash together to release it

Jessica Ettinger

Jessica Ettinger is an American broadcast journalist and non-practicing lawyer. Ettinger joined CNBC to create on-demand audio content in 2017. At Sirius XM she created and launched the TODAY Show radio, an audio feed of the live TV show in 2014 in partnership with NBC News, she served as the broadcast's cutaway anchor for three years, based at NBC's Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center. Ettinger's recorded voice has been heard for nearly two decades in the New York City Subway, where it is used on automated announcements for the IRT Lexington Avenue Line trains. Under the name Jessica Wade, she is one of the most-listened-to Female Country Radio talents in North America, has been a personality on The Highway's New Country channel 56 since 2004; as of Winter 2014, Sirius XM had 27 million subscribers. Ettinger was raised in Lansing, New York, she holds a law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Several weeks after graduating from college and leaving the Program Director position at WVBR-FM, Ettinger joined NBC to help change the music format of WYNY-FM, New York.

She became an air personality and the Music Director for NBC's new "Country 97 FM." As the Acting Program Director and Music Director at ABC's WPLJ-FM New York, she up-ended the top 40 radio industry by playing a song she heard by an unsigned artist, unavailable in the United States. By creating a "mystery artist" promotion. Listeners guessed for weeks. Ettinger had her air talent announce that the song "Soldier of Love" was by former child star Donny Osmond, who came to the WPLJ studios for the live on-air reveal. Osmond was soon signed by Capitol Records, which released the song as a single and asked radio stations to copy Ettinger's promotion idea nationwide. "Soldier of Love" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 and Osmond credits Ettinger with re-launching his career by listening to the music and not pre-judging whether a song could be a hit based on the name or image of an artist. Ettinger met with Michael Bloomberg and returned to journalism to help build New York's first all-business news radio station, Bloomberg Radio, joining Bloomberg, L.

P. as an anchor for his newly acquired WBBR-AM. In 1994, Ettinger helped launch Bloomberg Television and served as its weekday morning news anchor on the USA Network. An on-air still photo of Ettinger is included in "Bloomberg By Bloomberg," Michael Bloomberg's 2001 autobiography, she spent nearly 12 years at Bloomberg News covering Wall Street and the financial markets, anchored live coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks from Bloomberg's midtown Manhattan studios. While at Bloomberg News, Ettinger earned her J. D. from Fordham University School of Law. In 2005, Ettinger joined SiriusXM to assist in the creation and launch of Howard 100 News ahead of the arrival of Howard Stern, creating the first reality-parody news organization. Ettinger joined CBS News as a radio anchor for 1010 WINS in 2004, becoming the first female to anchor at the top-of-the-hour in mornings as a regular fill-in. In 2012, Ettinger hosted the 1010 WINS "Open For Business" reports; as a digital music journalist, Ettinger contributes to and Billboard.

Biz. Ettinger has won a Gracie Award for her anchor work, AP and UPI Broadcast Sports awards for her coverage of the Yankees Road to the World Series and the New York Rangers Stanley Cup Win, several regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2015, Ettinger won a New York Press Club Award for Excellence in Journalism in the Entertainment News category for her work at NBC's TODAY, SiriusXM's first journalism award


Abarim is a mountain range across Jordan, to the east and south-east of the Dead Sea, extending from Mount Nebo — its highest point — in the north to the Arabian desert in the south. According to Cheyne and Black, its Hebrew meaning is "'Those-on-the-other-side'—i.e. of the Jordan." The Vulgate gives its etymological meaning as passages. Its northern part was called Pisgah, the highest peak of Pisgah was Mount Nebo; these mountains are mentioned several times in the Bible: Balaam blessed Israel the second time from the top of Mount Pisgah From "the top of Pisgah" i.e. Mount Nebo, an area which belonged to Moab, Moses surveyed the Promised Land, there he died The Israelites had one of their encampments in the mountains of Abarim after crossing the Arnon The prophet Jeremiah linked it with Bashan and Lebanon as locations from which the people cried in vain to God for rescue Jeremiah hid the ark there. Midian Mountains, Saudi Arabian mountains to the south This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed..

"Abarim". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Matthew George. "Abarim". Easton's Bible Dictionary. T. Nelson and Sons. Reynolds, Francis J. ed.. "Abarim". Collier's New Encyclopedia. New York: P. F. Collier & Son Company. Mount Nebo - Jordan

Homoranthus papillatus

Homoranthus papillatus known as mouse bush, is a plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae and is endemic to a small area in southern Queensland. It is a compact shrub with curved, linear leaves and pale yellow flowers arranged in upper leaf axils. Distinguished from other Homoranthus species having dense warty protuberances on the leaves. Flowers from September to November and fruits September to December. Homoranthus papillatus was first formally described in 1981 by Norman Byrnes from a specimen collected in Girraween National Park in 1976 and the description was published in Austrobaileya; the specific epithet is a Latin word meaning "budlike". Endemic to Mount Norman Queensland. Grows in heath on skeletal sandy soils among crevices of granite outcrops. Rare species restricted distribution and low population numbers ROTAP conservation code 2VC-t. IUCN considered vulnerable; the Australasian Virtual Herbarium – Occurrence data for Homoranthus papillatus