White Wolf Publishing was an American roleplaying game and book publisher. The company was founded in 1991 as a merger between Lion Rampant and White Wolf Magazine, was led by Mark Rein·Hagen of the former and Steve Wieck and Stewart Wieck of the latter. White Wolf Publishing, Inc. merged with CCP Games in 2006. White Wolf Publishing operated as an imprint of CCP hf, but ceased in-house production of any material, instead licensing their properties to other publishers, it was announced in October 2015. In November 2018, after most of its staff were dismissed for making controversial statements, it was announced that White Wolf would no longer function as an entity separate from Paradox Interactive; the name "White Wolf" originates from Michael Moorcock's works. White Wolf published a line of several different but overlapping games set in the "World of Darkness", a "modern gothic" world that, while similar to the real world, is home to supernatural terrors, ancient conspiracies, several approaching apocalypses.
The company published the high fantasy Exalted RPG, the modern mythic Scion, d20 system material under their Sword & Sorcery imprint, including such titles as the Dungeons & Dragons gothic horror campaign setting Ravenloft, Monte Cook's Arcana Unearthed series. In order to complement the World of Darkness game line, a LARP system dubbed Mind's Eye Theatre has been published. White Wolf released several series of novels based on the Old World of Darkness, all of which are out of print. White Wolf ventured in the collectible card game market with Arcadia and Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. V:TES the most successful card game, was published by Wizards of the Coast in 1994, but was abandoned just two years after a revamped base set, name change and three expansions were published. White Wolf acquired the rights to the game in 2000 though no new material had been produced for the game in over four years. Since several V:TES expansions have been released, the game was the only official source of material for the Old World of Darkness, until 2011 when the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade was published and the Onyx Path was announced.
Video games such as Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines are based on White Wolf's role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. There are several Hunter: The Reckoning video games. On Saturday, 11 November 2006, White Wolf and CCP Games, the Icelandic MMO development company responsible for EVE Online, announced a merger between the two companies during the keynote address at the EVE Online Fanfest 2006, it was revealed that a World of Darkness MMORPG was in the planning stages. This game was cancelled in April 2014 after nine years of development. At GenCon 2012 it was announced that CCP Games/White Wolf would not continue to produce table-top RPGs. Onyx Path Publishing, a new company by White Wolf Creative Director Richard Thomas, purchased the Trinity games and Scion from CCP and became licensee for the production of World of Darkness titles, as well as Exalted. Onyx Path does not, hold a license to the Mind's Eye Theatre titles. On Thursday, 29 October 2015, Paradox Interactive and CCP announced that Paradox had purchased White Wolf and all of its intellectual properties.
Tobias Sjögren would serve as the CEO of the revived company, which would remain a subsidiary of Paradox. Martin Ericsson a developer on the World of Darkness MMO, served in the "Lead Storyteller" role for the company. In November 2018, as a result of backlash generated by material pertaining to "murder of gay Chechens" published in a Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition source book as well as the inclusion of optional neo-Nazi aesthetic in the Brujah vampire clan, it was announced that White Wolf would no longer function as an entity separate from its parent company, would cease developing and publishing products internally. The games of this series use White Wolf's Storyteller System. Several games inspired spinoffs in the form of historical period settings such as the Dark Ages. In addition to those game lines a series of books was produced under the title World of Darkness; these provided stand-alone materials for multiple game lines with the focus on a specific region or theme, e.g. WoD: Blood dimmed Tides, WoD: Combat, WoD: Tokyo and WoD: Mafia.
For the Third Edition of Ars Magica, White Wolf connected that game's pseudohistorical setting to the future World of Darkness setting. This was a simple adjustment and suited to the'Tremere connection' between a clan of vampires from the original Vampire and a House of magi in the Order of Hermes; the games of this series use White Wolf's newer Storytelling System. For over a decade it was known as "World of Darkness," causing it to be referred to as the "new World of Darkness" or nWoD to distinguish it from the prior line of games. In December 2015, it was renamed "Chronicles of Darkness" by its new publisher Onyx Path in order to more distinguish the two given Paradox Entertainment's intention to reboot the original setting. Exalted Trinity Aberrant Adventure! Pendragon Scion Street Fig
The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League known as the Dhaka Premier League, is a club List A tournament in Bangladesh. Since its inauguration in 1974–75 the league has been the premier club cricket competition in Bangladesh, it gained List A status starting with the 2013–14 tournament, thus superseding the National Cricket League One-Day as Bangladesh's main List A competition. In the years from 1974–75 to 2011–12, Abahani Limited won the championship 17 times. Other winners were Mohammedan Sporting Club nine times, Biman Bangladesh Airlines five times, Victoria Sporting Club four times, Old DOHS Sports Club twice and Brothers Union once. There was no tournament in 2012–13. Since the tournament gained List A status, the winners have been: 2013–14: Gazi Tank Cricketers 2014–15: Prime Bank 2015–16: Abahani Limited 2016–17: Gazi Group Cricketers 2017–18: Abahani Limited 2018–19: Abahani Limited The competition is played as a round-robin, followed by play-off rounds among the top six teams for the championship and among the lowest three teams to determine relegation.
The 2013–14 competition ran from mid-September to late November 2014. All matches. In 2016–17 only three grounds were used: Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 3 and No 4 Grounds in Savar; the same three grounds were used in 2017–18 and 2018-19, as well as Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The system of allocating players to clubs has elements of lottery. Players change clubs between seasons. Imrul Kayes, for example, played for Victoria Sporting Club in 2006–07 and 2014–15, Mohammedan Sporting Club in 2007–08 and 2011–12, Gazi Tank Cricketers in 2008–09 and 2013–14, Abahani Limited in 2009–10 and 2010–11, Brothers Union in 2015–16, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in 2016–17 and Gazi Group Cricketers in 2017–18 and 2018–19. Of the 22 players who appeared for Brothers Union in 2013–14, only two were among the 20 Brothers Union players in 2014–15. Most teams include players from outside Bangladesh. In 2013–14 82 foreign players played in the competition.
From 2015–16 only one foreign player has been allowed in any playing eleven, although clubs are allowed to have several foreign players on their list. There are 12 participating teams, changing each season with relegation; the two lowest-finishing teams are demoted to the second division for the next season and the top two teams in the second division are promoted. Cricket Coaching School played the first six matches but were demoted after failing to arrive at their seventh match in time to play. Old DOHS Sports Club and Partex Sporting Club were promoted in place of Cricket Coaching School and Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity. Gazi Tank Cricketers changed their name to Legends of Rupganj. Cricket Coaching School and Gazi Group Cricketers were promoted in place of Old DOHS Sports Club and Partex Sporting Club. Partex Sporting Club and Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity returned in place of Cricket Coaching School and Kala Bagan Cricket Academy. Agrani Bank Cricket Club and Shinepukur Cricket Club were promoted in place of Victoria Sporting Club and Partex Sporting Club.
Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan and Uttara Sporting Club were promoted in place of Agrani Bank Cricket Club and Kala Bagan Krira Chakra. 2013–14 – 157 not out by Ravi Bopara 2014–15 – 161 not out by Chamara Kapugedera 2015–16 – 142 by Tamim Iqbal 2016–17 – 190 by Raqibul Hasan 2017–18 – 154 by Soumya Sarkar 2018–19 – 208 not out by Soumya Sarkar 2013–14 – 7 for 25 by Sean Williams 2014–15 – 6 for 33 by Naeem Islam 2015–16 – 7 for 58 by Saqlain Sajib 2016–17 – 6 for 18 by Tanvir Islam 2017–18 – 8 for 40 by Yeasin Arafat 2018–19 – 6 for 46 by Mashrafe Mortaza 2013–14 – 640 by Ravi Bopara 2014–15 – 714 by Rony Talukdar 2015–16 – 719 by Raqibul Hasan 2016–17 – 752 by Liton Das 2017–18 – 749 by Nazmul Hossain Shanto 2018–19 – 814 by Saif Hassan 2013–14 – 29 by Arafat Sunny and Farhad Reza 2014–15 – 31 by Elias Sunny 2015–16 – 30 by Chaturanga de Silva 2016–17 – 35 by Abu Haider 2017–18 – 39 by Mashrafe Mortaza 2018–19 – 38 by Farhad Reza The fastest century is by Brendan Taylor, who reached 100 off 46 balls for Prime Bank against Kalabagan Cricket Academy in 2013–14.
The highest team score is 393 for 4 by Abahani against Prime Doleshwar in 2017–18. Official Bangladesh Cricket Board website "The original premier league" by Mohammad Isam at Cricinfo Dhaka Premier Division 2013–14 at CricketArchive Dhaka Premier Division 2014–15 at CricketArchive Dhaka Premier Division 2015–16 at CricketArchive Dhaka Premier Division 2016–17 at CricketArchive Dhaka Premier Division 2017–18 at CricketArchive
Mark W. Williams was a United States Army Ranger and participant in D-Day. After a successful business career, he entered sports to be an American football coach at the college level, was an associate professor emeritus of Business Administration at Carroll University. Williams was a United States Army Ranger, he participated in what is considered to be one of the most dangerous missions of D-Day when he and other Rangers climbed the 100-foot cliffs at Pointe du Hoc near Omaha Beach, facing heavy German defenses at the top. Williams played college football at Hobart College in New York, he was able to complete two separate tryouts for the upstart "old" Baltimore Colts but did not make the professional team. Williams graduated from Hobart in 1949 and went on to study sociology at New York University until 1951 and completed a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After leaving a successful career in business and making nationwide headlines, Williams took a significant pay cut with a major change in personal lifestyle to become a collegiate head football coach.
Williams became the 25th head football coach at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin and he held that position for four seasons, from 1978 until 1981. His career coaching record at Carroll College was 12–24; this ranks him tenth at Carroll College in total wins and 20th at Carroll College in winning percentage. Williams died at his home on October 25, 2013
The 2015 Rallye Deutschland was a motor racing event for rally cars, held over four days between 20 and 23 August 2015. It marked the 33rd running of the Rallye Deutschland, was the ninth round of the 2015 season for the World Rally Championship, WRC-2, WRC-3 championships, as well as the third round of the FIA R-GT Cup. Defending champion Sébastien Ogier won the rally by 23 seconds ahead of his Volkswagen Motorsport teammate Jari-Matti Latvala, to extend his championship lead to 93 points; the podium was completed by Andreas Mikkelsen. In the supporting classes, Jan Kopecký won in WRC-2, Andrea Crugnola took the WRC-3 honours while the FIA R-GT Cup class was won by Romain Dumas. Official website
Colleen Townsend Evans is an American actress and humanitarian. Townsend was born in Glendale and gained her higher education in Utah. Townsend began a film career in 1944. By 1946, she was appearing on the cover of magazines, in 1947 was signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox, she was the subject of a cover story for Life in 1948, which discussed the way in which major studios groomed and manufactured their stars, using Townsend's story as an example. The studio created a photographic calendar for her, to "put face in every home and barracks in America all year around." Hedda Hopper was quoted as saying that Townsend was "going places."She played a featured role in the film The Walls of Jericho, was billed third behind Dan Dailey and Celeste Holm in Chicken Every Sunday. Her biggest success was in the 1950 film When Willie Comes Marching Home, in which she was paired with Dan Dailey. Again... Pioneers provided her with her first lead role, she grew up attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in 1948 became active in the Hollywood Presbyterian Church.
In 1950, Townsend left her acting career and married long-time friend Louis H. Evans, Jr., a seminary student at the time at San Francisco Theologic Seminary. Rev. Louis H. Evans, Jr. was the founding pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church, which began in the Evans home. Bel Air Presbyterian Church exists today as the largest Presbyterian congregation in the Los Angeles area and has a beautiful and welcoming location on Mulholland Drive. Colleen was part of the groundbreaking on that location; the couple met and became friends with Billy and Ruth Graham. Townsend, now billed as "Colleen Evans", returned to films starring in two films produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Oiltown, U. S. A. and Souls in Conflict. Colleen and Louie relocated to Washington, DC when Louie accepted a call to serve at National Presbyterian Church. Thereafter she dedicated herself to humanitarian work in relation to racial or religious discrimination, human rights, in furthering the role of women in society.
She served on the board of World Vision. She served as the first female chair of the Billy Graham Crusade in 1986; as "Colleen Townsend Evans" she is the author of several books. Colleen and Louie had four children, she now has two great-grandchildren. Colleen and Louie retired to California. After 58 1/2 years of marriage, Louie died in 2008 of ALS. Colleen now resides in California. Colleen Townsend on IMDb Colleen Townsend on the cover of Life magazine, August 30 1948
"The Maid Freed from the Gallows" is one of many titles of a centuries-old folk song about a condemned maiden pleading for someone to buy her freedom from the executioner. In the collection of ballads compiled by Francis James Child in the late 19th century, it is indexed as Child Ballad number 95. In the Roud Folk Song Index it is number 144; the ballad exists in a number of folkloric variants, from many different countries, has been remade in a variety of formats. For example, it was recorded in 1939 as "The Gallis Pole" by folk singer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, in 1970 as "Gallows Pole", an arrangement of the Fred Gerlach version, by English rock band Led Zeppelin, on the album Led Zeppelin III. There are many versions. A maiden or man is about to be hanged pleads with the hangman, or judge, to wait for the arrival of someone who may bribe him; the first person to arrive, who may include the condemned person's parent or sibling, has brought nothing and has come to see them hanged. The last person to arrive their true love, has brought the gold, silver, or some other valuable to save them.
Although the traditional versions do not resolve the fate of the condemned one way or the other, it may be presumed that the bribe would succeed. Depending on the version, the condemned may curse all those; the typical refrain is: It has been suggested that the reference to "gold" may not mean actual gold for a bribe, but may instead stand for the symbolic restoration of condemned person's honor by proving their innocence, honesty, or fidelity, or the maiden's virginity. Such an interpretation would explain why a number of the song's variations have the condemned person asking whether the visitors have brought gold or paid the fee. In at least one version the reply is: "I haven't brought you gold / But I have paid your fee."The song is known as "The Prickly Bush", a title derived from the oft-used refrain lamenting the maiden's situation by likening it to being caught in a briery bush, which prickles her heart. In versions carrying this theme, the typical refrain may add: In some versions, the protagonist is male.
This appears to be more prevalent in the United States. The crime for which the protagonist faces hanging is mentioned; the woman may be being held for ransom by pirates. Other instances tell of her having lost a treasured golden ball or indicate that she is being hanged for fornication; the most extensive version is not a song at all, but a fairy story titled "The Golden Ball", collected by Joseph Jacobs in More English Fairy Tales. The story focuses on the exploits of the fiancé who must recover a golden ball in order to save his love from the noose; the incident resembles The Story of the Youth. Other fairy tales in the English language, telling the story more always retell some variant on the heroine's being hanged for losing an object of gold. In the Bob Dylan song "Seven Curses", it is not the maiden, to be hanged but her father, for stealing a stallion; the woman offers to buy her father's freedom from the judge, who responds: "Gold will never free your father/ the price my dear is you, instead".
The maiden pays the judge's terrible price but wakes the next morning to find that her father has been hanged, anyway. The song may have originated in continental Europe; some 50 versions have been reported in Finland, where it is well known as "Lunastettava neito". It is titled "Den Bortsålda" in Sweden. A Lithuanian version has the maid asking relatives to ransom her with their best animals or belongings; the maiden curses her relatives who refuse to give up their property and blesses her fiancé, who does ransom her. In a Hungarian version called "Feher Anna", collected by Béla Bartók in his study The Hungarian Folk Song, Anna's brother László is imprisoned for stealing horses. Anna is unsuccessful in sparing his life, she regales the judge with 13 curses. "Cecilia" is one of the more diffused songs in the Italian popular music. With no reference to any curse, it tells a story not different from those of "Feher Anna" and "Seven Curses". Cecilia's husband has been condemned to be hanged, she asks the captain how it is possible to spare his life.
The captain promise to save her husband if Cecilia sleeps with him, but in the morning Cecilia sees from the window her man has been hanged. The song is found in Northern Sami, titled Nieida Kajon sis, which tells a story that resembles the Lithuanian version; the maid asks her relatives to ransom her with their best animals. Francis James Child found the English version "defective and distorted", in that, in most cases, the narrative rationale had been lost and only the ransoming sequence remained. Numerous European variants explain the reason for the ransom: the heroine has been captured by pirates. Of the texts he prints, one had "degenerated" into a children's game, while others had survived as part of a Northern English cante-fable, The Golden Ball. Child describes additional examples from the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Slovenia, several of which feature a man being ransomed by a woman; the theme of delaying one's execution while awaiting rescue by relatives appears with a similar structure in the 1697 classic fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault