All Hallows Guild Carousel

The All Hallows Guild Carousel or simply the Traveling Carousel is a historic carousel housed at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. since 1963. Previously, it was a „county fair“ carousel operated by Clifford Sandretzky as part of a traveling carnival based in the northern Virginia area. The rare all-wood carousel was likely built in the 1890s by the Merry-Go-Round Company of Cincinnati and has a rare caliola with brass pipes that was built by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company of North Tonawanda, New York in 1937.

The original operator, Clifford Sandretzky, sold the carousel to the All Hallows Guild of the National Cathedral in 1963 who has owned it since. It was used several times per year at fund raising events and then disassembled and placed in storage. More recently, the carousel has been assembled and used only once a year at the Guild’s Spring Flower Show.

There are 24 animal figures on the carousel plus two chariots. The animals are formed into 12 pairs. The animals include a single lion, zebra, and elephant, pairs of goats, camels, and deer, four standing horses, and nine jumping horses, which rise and fall as the carousel rotates. They are brightly painted and hand-carved in the European tradition.

A gasoline engine located near the 16 foot (4.9 m) center pole drives the carousel. A yellow and white canopy covers the structure and is topped by a small flag.

The All Hallows Guild Carousel is one of only two carousels listed on the National Carousel Census in the District of Columbia. The other, the Smithsonian Carousel on the National Mall, is a larger, non-traveling carousel with 60 wood and metal composition figures built fifty years after the All Hallows Guild Carousel.

Lion figure

Elephant figure

White horses

Goat

Brown horse

Black horse

Interior of the carousel top

Bistum La Paz en la Baja California Sur

Das Bistum La Paz en la Baja California Sur (lat.: Dioecesis Paciensis in California Inferiori Meridionali, span.: Diócesis de La Paz en la Baja California Sur) ist eine in Mexiko gelegene römisch-katholische Diözese mit Sitz in La Paz.

Das Bistum La Paz en la Baja California Sur wurde am 13. April 1957 durch Papst Pius XII. mit der Apostolischen Konstitution Qui arcana Dei aus Gebietsabtretungen des Apostolischen Vikariates Niederkalifornien als Apostolische Präfektur La Paz en la Baja California Sur errichtet. Die Apostolische Präfektur La Paz en la Baja California Sur wurde am 1. März 1976 durch Papst Paul VI. mit der Apostolischen Konstitution Cum compertum zum Apostolischen Vikariat erhoben.

Am 21. März 1988 wurde das Apostolische Vikariat La Paz en la Baja California Sur durch Papst Johannes Paul II. mit der Apostolischen Konstitution Quandoquidem consilium zum Bistum erhoben und dem Erzbistum Hermosillo als Suffraganbistum unterstellt. Das Bistum La Paz en la Baja California Sur wurde am 25. November 2006 durch Papst Benedikt XVI. mit der Apostolischen Konstitution Mexicani populi dem Erzbistum Tijuana als Suffraganbistum unterstellt.

John Arnott (politician)

John Arnott (1871 – 20 February 1942) was a Scottish politician.

Born in Kincardine-on-Forth, Arnott worked as a blacksmith. He became involved in the trade union movement studied at Ruskin College. He also became active in the Independent Labour Party and was elected to Leeds City Council. He led the Labour group on the council from 1917 to 1920, and again from 1922 until 1925.

The ILP was affiliated to the Labour Party, and at the 1918 general election, Arnott stood for it in Leeds West, but was not elected. He then stood in Kingston-upon-Hull South West repeatedly, losing in 1922, 1923 and 1924. In 1925, he was chosen as Lord Mayor of Leeds. He finally won the Hull South West seat at the 1929 general election, and although his candidacy was sponsored by the ILP, he was no longer playing any part in the party, leading him to leave it when it disaffiliated from the Labour Party.

Arnott lost his seat at the 1931 general election, and failed to win it back in 1935.

Guillaume V Durand

Guillaume Durand, né vers 1230 à Puimisson près de Béziers et mort le , dit le Spéculateur, en latin « Speculator », en référence à son « Speculum judiciale », était un ecclésiastique français. Il fut évêque de Mende en Gévaudan.

Guillaume Durand est né à Puimisson dans le diocèse de Béziers, bien que l’on retrouve parfois, de façon erronée, une confusion avec le village de Puimission près de Riez. Il effectue ses études à Lyon, auprès de Henri de Suse. Il obtient son doctorat vers 1255. Il est par ailleurs chanoine de Maguelone à partir de 1251.

Il devient alors enseignant en droit à Modène. Puis il rejoint Rome, où il est fait chapelain apostolique et auditeur général des causes de palais par le pape Clément IV. Il administra pour Grégoire X le patrimoine de Saint-Pierre, mais excita une révolte par sa rigueur et se vit contraint de quitter l’Italie

Le il est élu évêque par le chapitre de la cathédrale de Mende. Il n’entre cependant dans la ville que le . Il teste le 6 octobre 1295 et meurt le . Il est enterré en l’église Sainte-Marie-de-la-Minerve à Rome. C’est son neveu, aussi appelé Guillaume Durand, qui lui succède à la tête de l’évêché mendois. Ce dernier à d’ailleurs fondé à Mende un collège de prêtre sous le vocable de Tous les saints, la mort de son oncle étant survenue jour de la toussaint.

Il a composé des ouvrages qui eurent une vogue extraordinaire au Moyen Âge et était l’un des auteurs les plus influents de cette époque :

Joseph-Victor Le Clerc lui a consacré une notice dans l‘Histoire littéraire de la France.

Klaas Bruinsma

Klaas Bruinsma (* 6. Oktober 1953; † 27. Juni 1991) war ein niederländischer Drogenhändler und Bandenboss.

Bruinsma wurde als zweites Kind des Niederländers Anton Bruinsma und der Britin E. Kelly geboren. Nach der Scheidung seiner Eltern zog er Ende der 1950er Jahre mit seiner Mutter nach Großbritannien. 1964 zog er zurück in die Niederlande und wohnte in Blaricum. In seiner Jugend- und Schulzeit begann er mit weichen Drogen zu handeln. Mit sechzehn Jahren wurde er das erste Mal wegen Drogenvergehens auf Bewährung verurteilt. Er wurde der Schule verwiesen und begann ab 1974 professionell mit Drogen zu handeln. Die arabischstämmige Drogenhändlerin Thea Moear, auch genannt The Godmother, wurde seine Geschäftspartnerin. 1976 wurde er das erste Mal zu einer Gefängnisstrafe verurteilt. Nach seiner Entlassung begann er eine neue Organisation aufzubauen und beschäftigte den Kickboxer André Brilleman als seinen Leibwächter.

Ab 1979 wurde Bruinsma erneut wegen Import von Haschisch aus Pakistan verurteilt. Nach seiner Entlassung begann er seine Organisation europaweit auszubauen und operierte in Deutschland, Belgien, Frankreich und Skandinavien. 1983 wurde er in eine Schießerei aufgrund von Drogen verwickelt, in der er selbst verletzt wurde. Wegen Körperverletzung wurde er 1984 zu drei Jahren Haft verurteilt. Während dieser Zeit starb sein Vater an Krebs. Nach seiner Entlassung 1987 baute er seine Organisation um. Er tauschte Thea Moear durch Etienne Urka als Hauptgeschäftspartner aus. Er stieg ins Glücksspielautomatengeschäft ein und begann Geschäftsbeziehungen mit den Unterweltbossen Sam Klepper und John Mieremet. Der Brite Roy Francis Adkins wurde Hauptverantwortlicher für das Drogengeschäft. André Brilleman wurde in dieser Zeit ermordet in der Waal gefunden. Es soll ein Racheakt von Bruinsma gewesen sein, da er ihn des Diebstahls verdächtigte.

Ende der 1980er Jahre war Bruinsma zu einem der größten Drogenhändler Europas aufgestiegen und plante sich nach einem letzten großen Coup zur Ruhe zu setzen. Sein Plan war, 45 Tonnen Haschisch einzuführen. Die Aktion flog aber auf und die Drogen wurden von der Polizei konfisziert. Dieser Misserfolg und auch sein eigener Kokainkonsum schwächten seinen Stand in seiner Organisation erheblich und Etienne Urka übernahm die Leitung der Hauptgeschäfte.

Bruinsma und seine Bande verkehrten oft im Amsterdamer Luxusbordell Yab Yum. 1990 gerieten er und Adkins in dem Bordell in Streit, nachdem eine ihrer Aktionen fehlgeschlagen war. Es kam zu einer Schießerei, in der allerdings niemand zu Schaden kam. Ermittlungen der Polizei verliefen im Sande, da keiner der Beteiligten und Augenzeugen eine Aussage machen wollte. Ein Jahr später wurde Adkins ermordet aufgefunden.

In der Nacht zum 27. Juni 1991 geriet Bruinsma mit Martin Hoogland, einem Ex-Polizisten, der zu der Zeit in Diensten der jugoslawischen Mafia stand, in Streit und wurde von ihm vor dem Amsterdamer Hilton-Hotel um 4 Uhr morgens erschossen. Hoogland wurde dafür 1993 zu 20 Jahren Haft verurteilt, starb aber 2004 an den Folgen eines Schusswechsels.

Einer von Bruinsmas Leibwächtern, Charlie da Silva, erklärte in einer Sendung des niederländischen Politjournalisten Peter R. de Vries, dass Mabel Wisse Smit, die spätere Verlobte des Prinzen Johan Friso von Oranien-Nassau, von 1989 bis zum Jahr seines gewaltsamen Todes 1991 Bruinsmas Freundin gewesen war. Johan Friso und Mabel hatten bis dahin nur flüchtige Kontakte Mabels zu Bruinsma eingeräumt. Aufgrund dessen verweigerte das niederländische Parlament die Zustimmung zur Heirat von Johan Friso mit Wisse Smit. Johan Friso verzichtete daraufhin auf seinen Platz in der Thronfolge und seinen Prinzentitel, um sie trotzdem heiraten zu können.

NGC 6755

NGC 6755 ist die Bezeichnung eines offenen Sternhaufen im Sternbild Adler. NGC 6709 hat eine Helligkeit von +7,50 mag und einen Winkeldurchmesser von 15 Bogenminuten.

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Grant Hanley

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC).

Grant Campbell Hanley (born 20 November 1991) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Newcastle United and the Scotland national team.

Hanley was born in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway. He was involved at youth level with local club Queen of the South, Crewe Alexandra and with Rangers before he joined Blackburn Rovers as a 16-year-old in 2008.

At Rovers, Hanley was captain of the under-18 team. Hanley made his Premier League debut for Rovers in a 1–0 win at Aston Villa on 9 May 2010. Hanley committed his future when he signed a new five-year deal with Blackburn on 21 July 2010.

Hanley made his first Premier League appearance of season 2010–11 as a 67th-minute substitute in a 1–1 draw at home to West Ham United.[citation needed] He made his FA Cup debut on 8 January 2011, against Queens Park Rangers in a 1–0 victory at Ewood Park. On 5 March 2011, Hanley scored his first goal for Rovers in a 3–2 defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage. That was the last of his nine Blackburn first team appearances that season although he was to make his international debut at the end of the season.[citation needed] On 31 December 2011, Hanley started and scored the winning goal in a 3–2 win against local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. This win lifted Blackburn off the bottom of the table. On 14 January 2012, Hanley started and played the full 90 minutes alongside Gaël Givet in a 3–1 win over Fulham at Ewood Park.[citation needed] On 14 April 2012, he started the Premier League fixture with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium and suffered ankle ligament damage.[citation needed] Hanley made 28 appearances and scored one goal in all competitions for Rovers but the club was relegated into the Championship.[citation needed]

In the 2012–13 season Hanley maintained his first team place and formed a partnership with Scott Dann.[citation needed] In a match against Leeds United on 1 September 2012, Hanley provided an assist for Ruben Rochina in a 3–3 draw.[citation needed] Two weeks later he scored his first goal of the season in a 2–1 loss against Middlesbrough.[citation needed] One month later, Hanley scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Hanley signed a five-year contract with the club.

After Dann left for Crystal Palace in January 2014, Hanley was appointed as the new captain of the club.

On 21 July 2016, Hanley signed for newly relegated Championship club Newcastle United on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee. He was handed the number 5 shirt, previously worn by Georginio Wijnaldum. He scored his first goal for the club in the 79th minute in a 6-0 away thrashing against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Hanley captained Scotland at under-19 level. On 17 November 2010, he played for Scotland under-21s when aged 18 in a 3–1 win against Northern Ireland at Firhill.

On 1 February 2011, Hanley was called up to the senior Scotland squad for the first time ahead of the game against Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup. He made his full international debut as an 84th-minute substitute on 25 May 2011 coming on for Gary Caldwell against Wales in the Nations Cup in Dublin. Four days later his second full international was his first as a starter.[citation needed] He played against the Republic of Ireland in the final game of the 2011 Nations Cup, with the Republic of Ireland winning 1–0.

His third full international cap was his debut at home.[citation needed] This was a late substitute appearance in the 2–1 win against Denmark on 10 August 2011.[citation needed] His first Scotland goal was in his fifth full international when he opened the scoring in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at home against Wales on 22 March 2013 at Hampden Park.[citation needed]

Mermaids in popular culture

Mermaids, like many other creatures of mythology and folklore, are regularly depicted in literature, film and music.

In one of the Toy Story Toons shorts, „Small Fry,“ Buzz Lightyear meets a plastic mermaid named Neptuna who always carries her trident and sits on a rock.

In the Legend of Sarila, there is a mermaidlike goddess named Sedna.

Mermaids have long been associated with music[citation needed], and much like that of Orpheus, the power of their singing voices is said to have had the ability to enthrall. Along with their legendary vanity, the hair-combing and mirrors, the association of mermaids with music is coupled with another association of a vocal nature: they are said to be able to confer verbal eloquence[citation needed], much like the Muses of the ancient Greek myths.[citation needed]

John Gostlin

John Gostlin or Gostlyn MD (c. 1566 – 1626) was an English academic and physician, Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1619 and Regius Professor of Physic.

He was born in Norwich in or about 1566, the son of Robert Gostlin of that city. After being at school at Norwich for six years he was admitted at Caius College, 22 November 1582, as a scholar. He graduated A.B. 1586–7, A.M. 1590, and M.D. 1602 (incorporated M.D. at Oxford, 1612). He was elected to a fellowship about Easter 1591–2, which he retained till he became Master, 26 February 1619.

On the death of Thomas Legge, Master of Caius (12 July 1607), there was an election favouring Gostlin; but when there was a dispute Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, then Chancellor of the University, vacated the election and appointed William Branthwayt, then a Fellow of Emmanuel College. Gostlin then retired to Exeter, where he practised physic, and was returned as Member of Parliament for Barnstaple in 1614. After Branthwayt’s death (1618) the fellows immediately met and chose Gostlin. The king’s letter was brought soon after, recommending a theologian, but the fellowship had their way.

In 1623 he was appointed Regius Professor of Physic, to which he was recommended by Isaac Barrow. He was twice vice-chancellor of the university, dying during his second tenure of the office, 21 October 1626. There is an account of his death in Joseph Mead’s Letters (Harleian MS. 390); it also was the occasion for an early poem of John Milton. His will is dated 19 October 1626, and was proved 6 December 1626. He was buried in the college chapel, where there is a monument to him. He does not appear to have published any works. He was a benefactor to Gonville and Caius, where he is specially commemorated, and St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

Fair Trade Federation

The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is a Washington DC-based nonprofit trade association that provides support to and promotes North American businesses that they identify as being fully committed to the principles of fair trade. In this vein, it describes itself as „part of the global fair trade movement, promoting a system that aims to pay fair wages and create long-term, direct trading relationships based on dialogue, transparency, equity and respect.“

The FTF began through alliances formed in the late 1970s when individual alternative trade organizations began holding yearly conferences for groups working in fair trade. In 1994, the group incorporated formally as the North American Alternative Trade Organization (NAATO) and, the following year, changed its named to the Fair Trade Federation. Since then, FTF has focused on supporting businesses aligned with its fair trade ideology in order to expand markets for artisans and farmers around the world.

FTF has been an active member of the World Fair Trade Organization (formerly IFAT) for many years.

FTF states that its members are required to commit to the following nine principles in all of their transactions:

FTF members undergo a rigorous screening process to try to ensure adherence to the organization’s principles. The Federation does not certify individual products, but instead evaluates an entire business for its commitment to Fair Trade. FTF members include retailers, wholesalers of agricultural and handmade goods, cafés and coffee shops.

FTF runs annual conferences, publishes market reports, and offers resources to help entrepreneurs begin and strengthen their fair trade operations. It provides business owners with a forum through which to network with other fair trade businesses and raises awareness about the perceived importance of fair trade.

In Boston on September 10–12, 2010, FTF cosponsored the Fair Trade Futures Conference—the largest fair trade conference in North America.