Spain Tradition – FYL UNEX http://fyl-unex.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:23:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fyl-unex.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Spain Tradition – FYL UNEX http://fyl-unex.com/ 32 32 Uruguay vs South Korea, FIFA World Cup 2022 live updates: URU 0-0 KOR as Edinson Cavani replaces Luis Suarez https://fyl-unex.com/uruguay-vs-south-korea-fifa-world-cup-2022-live-updates-uru-0-0-kor-as-edinson-cavani-replaces-luis-suarez/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:23:22 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/uruguay-vs-south-korea-fifa-world-cup-2022-live-updates-uru-0-0-kor-as-edinson-cavani-replaces-luis-suarez/ Portugal vs Ghana: Cristiano Ronaldo takes center stage. It will be the same for Mohammed Kudus. In between, Ronaldo and Kudus will provide a fascinating sub-plot to a gripping Group H draw between Portugal and Ghana. Ronaldo, 37, after a troubled season at his club where he mostly warmed up the bench, hopes to offer […]]]>

Portugal vs Ghana: Cristiano Ronaldo takes center stage. It will be the same for Mohammed Kudus.

In between, Ronaldo and Kudus will provide a fascinating sub-plot to a gripping Group H draw between Portugal and Ghana. Ronaldo, 37, after a troubled season at his club where he mostly warmed up the bench, hopes to offer a look back at his mercurial past and help a talented Portuguese side realize their potential. Kudus, 22, will aim to give a glimpse of the future as he takes his club form to the international stage and propels an underachieving Ghana into the knockout stages.

Kudus is relishing the opportunity to play against Ronaldo, who he grew up watching, but has promised he won’t get carried away. “I think it will be a great moment to share the same pitch with an iconic player like Cristiano Ronaldo. We all looked up to him and watched him on TV,” he told Ghana’s TV3. respect, we will approach the game with the same mentality… My mentality approaches every game like when I played at the academy.”

The Williams walked barefoot across a desert to flee a war. Now their sons are at the World Cup – one plays for Spain, the other for Ghana

Inaki Williams with his younger brother Nico

Although it was his World Cup debut and a 7-0 win, the game against Costa Rica was not the one Nico Williams was looking forward to the most.

“First of all, I would like to play Ghana,” the Spanish winger told AFP ahead of the tournament.

There wouldn’t be another Spanish player who would be so enthusiastic about this game at this World Cup. Because, one of the players that Nico will face will be none other than his brother Inaki: Nico wearing Spanish red, Inaki – eight years his senior – in the colors of Ghana.

“It’s this sibling rivalry. We could never have imagined that we would reach this level, two brothers playing for the same club (Athletic Bilbao), each in a national team and at a World Cup,” said Nico, giving an overview of the competitive relationship between the brothers. before quickly switching to the emotional.

The Williams brothers were born to Ghanaian parents, who had fled to Spain as refugees from the Liberian Civil War.

The rage of Mexico’s away kits, the jaguar patterns on Brazil’s shirts, Denmark making a statement and the pale orange of the Netherlands: a look at World Cup shirts

A national team jersey often encapsulates the culture and tradition of a country. The colors are a national symbol, which becomes closely associated with the identity of the team – the yellow of the Canary Islands is instantly identifiable in Brazil, the green of Mexico is always an instant hit and the fiery orange of the Netherlands is often a style statement.

Traditional kits also reappeared at the World Cup in Qatar, but with slight variations.

While England were dressed in their traditional all-white suit against Iran and France donned their usual navy blue kit, with a second star on their crest, signifying their triumph four years ago, some teams have changed their usual colors.

The United States, who were supposed to wear a shirt with a rainbow striped chest, had to swap those plans for a more neutral kit while Belgium were told they couldn’t wear shirts matches with “Love” written on their collars.

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Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne: release date, trailer, plot https://fyl-unex.com/planet-sex-with-cara-delevingne-release-date-trailer-plot/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:03:39 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/planet-sex-with-cara-delevingne-release-date-trailer-plot/ She is already a multi-hyphenate talent, but with Planet sex with Cara Delevingnethe titular supermodel-actress-activist also works as a “sex guru,” if her new docuseries are to be believed. Following in the tradition of other star exploration titles like Unlimited with Chris Hemsworth and Down to Earth with Zac Efron, Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne […]]]>

She is already a multi-hyphenate talent, but with Planet sex with Cara Delevingnethe titular supermodel-actress-activist also works as a “sex guru,” if her new docuseries are to be believed.

Following in the tradition of other star exploration titles like Unlimited with Chris Hemsworth and Down to Earth with Zac Efron, Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne is a new docu-series that follows the British actress (Only murders in the building, suicide squad) as she delves into sexual traditions, taboos, and topics like gender identity, “ethical” porn, poly relationships and more.

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet’s Nutcracker, a family tradition https://fyl-unex.com/mississippi-metropolitan-ballets-nutcracker-a-family-tradition/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:01:29 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/mississippi-metropolitan-ballets-nutcracker-a-family-tradition/ Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet (MMB) will perform “The Nutcracker” December 3-4 at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center. A tradition for many spectators and dancers, the full ballet is the perfect opportunity to introduce young family members to this art form. The beautiful sets, dazzling choreography and splendid choreography are sure […]]]>

Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet (MMB) will perform “The Nutcracker” December 3-4 at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center. A tradition for many spectators and dancers, the full ballet is the perfect opportunity to introduce young family members to this art form. The beautiful sets, dazzling choreography and splendid choreography are sure to please guests of all ages.

“The Nutcracker” has been part of Madison’s Catelyn Winders holiday tradition for nearly 10 years. The 12-year-old started attending ballet with her mother several years before joining MMB, a pre-professional ballet company based in Madison. Catelyn first performed in “The Nutcracker” with the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet (MMB) when she was 7 years old. That year, she danced the role of Candy Cane. This year, she will dance the main role of Clara.

“I remember buying my first nutcracker from the gift shop. I never would have thought at the time that I would be dancing with a nutcracker on stage as I am this year in my role as Clara,” says Catelyn. “As a Nutcracker performer, I understand the Christmas tradition even better now that I see other members of the community watching the ballet together like my mother and I once did. My mom and I continue to make memories in our roles now as an involved parent and MMB dancer.

Catelyn’s mother, Jenny, is the host president of the MMB Parents Guild. Its committee serves as ushers and hosts during MMB productions. Like other parents in the business, Jenny volunteers her time to help bring the Nutcracker tradition to the community.

The Nutcracker” follows Clara’s story as she attends her family’s Christmas party, where she receives a nutcracker as a gift from the mysterious and magical Herr Drosselmeyer. After the party, Clara’s nutcracker comes to life, battles the evil Mouse King and takes Clara on a magical journey Clara and the Nutcracker Prince marvel at the Snow Queen and her body of snowflakes in the snowy forest before meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy in the land There, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince enjoy dances or entertainment from around the world presented for their entertainment.

Winders is just one of approximately 150 local ballet dancers, all students at the Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy, the official school of the MMB. Jennifer Beasley, owner of the academy and artistic director of the company, says “The Nutcracker” is becoming a tradition for dancers and parents as well as audience members. We audition dancers for The Nutcracker in August, begin rehearsals in September, and perform excerpts from the ballet throughout the community beginning in November. Dancers have favorite roles that they strive to perform as they grow and develop.

Senior company member Grace Gardner’s favorite role is the Spanish soloist. The Germantown High School sophomore said, “I’m dancing this role for the first time this year, and it’s been fun perfecting the steps and the character. I love being able to act, being sassy and having fun with the role.

Dancing the roles of Snow Queen and Dewdrop, MMB lead dancer Brelyn Binkley from Brandon. MMB soloists appearing in the production include Madison’s Rebecca Trowbridge, Flowood’s Eleanora Ellis and Jackson’s Hart Maley. Principal members of the Madison County society include Avery Shiflett, Mary Emerson Swindell, Grace Gardner, Emily Garner, Sophia Huang, and Amelia McCaughan. Joley Cox, Caroline Ellis and Annalyse Binkley are senior members of the Rankin County company.

Join the local cast are [insert Sugarplum and Cavalier], Oscar Fernandez and Joey Dlearo of Ballet Memphis. Fernandez will dance the role of the Snow King. Dlearo will return to the MMB stage as the Nutcracker Prince.

Philadelphia Ballet’s Gabriela Mesa and Pau Pujol join the local cast dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Rider. Oscar Fernandez and Joey Dlearo from Ballet Memphis return to the MMB stage this season. Fernandez will dance the role of the Snow King. Dlearo will appear as the Nutcracker Prince.

Philadelphia Ballet demi-soloist Gabriela Mesa graduated from Cuba’s National Ballet School in 2011 and was a female finalist for the Youth America Grand Prix in New York that same year. From 2011 to 2016, she danced with the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso. Mesa was promoted to soloist in 2015. From 2016 to 2019, she danced with Dimensions Dance Theater in Miami under the direction of Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra.

Pau Pujol began his training at a local school in Blanes, Catalonia, Spain, before attending the Corella Dance Academy in Barcelona under former Philadelphia Ballet dancers Carmen Corella and Dayron Vera. He took intensive summer courses with the English National Ballet, Ibstage, the Royal Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2018, Pau won a bronze medal in the senior men’s category at the Youth America Grand Prix Final in New York. In 2017, he won a gold medal at the YAGP semi-finals in Barcelona in the classical category, and he was a bronze medalist at the YAGP semi-finals in Barcelona in the pas de deux category. Pau is a soloist with the Philadelphia Ballet.

Oscar Fernandez is from the village of Santillana de Mar in the state of Cantabria, in northern Spain. He trained in classical, contemporary and flamenco dance at the Real Conservatorie of Dance Mariemma in Madrid before joining the San Francisco Ballet School on a scholarship. He joined Ballet San Jose as a Corp member in 2014 where he performed in George Balanchine’s ‘Theme and Variations’, Ben Stevenson’s ‘Cinderella’ and Ohad Naharin’s ‘Minus 16’, among others. He joined Ballet Memphis in 2016 and has performed in productions by Steven McMahon, including Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet” and the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz”, Horseman in “The Nutcracker”, as well as in Spanish, Russian and Arabic. Oscar has also performed in George Balanchine’s “Square Dance”, Reggie Wilson’s “I Am a Man”, Matthew Neenan’s “Water of the Flowery Mill” and Mark Godden’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Oscar teaches adult ballet and Latin dance at Ballet Memphis School.

Joey Dlearo hails from Loganville, Georgia, where he began his dance training with his mother Keri Beth Dlearo. He began his formal ballet training at the Lilburn School of Ballet. He was then trained by Orlando Molina for a year before joining the Richmond Ballet trainee program for two years. Joey is now a member of the Ballet Memphis company.

MMB’s “The Nutcracker” takes place Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center. After the matinee performances, put on Clara’s slippers and travel to candy land. In this immersive experience, guests will have their personal passport stamped as they visit Clara, the Snow Queen, the Dewdrop, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and more. Trip stops will offer character photo opportunities and memorabilia, including a miniature nutcracker. Afternoon activities will be capped off with “Spanish” hot chocolate and light refreshments from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Tickets for the show cost between $30 and $35. Land of Sweets tickets are $25 and sold separately. Both are available at msmetroballet.com or by calling 601-853-4508.

Honorary Member Company of Regional Dance America, MMB is a non-profit pre-professional ballet company based in Madison. Company members and the cast of “The Nutcracker” are selected by audition from students at the Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy, with locations in Madison and Brandon. MMB’s 30th anniversary season supporters include the Mississippi Arts Commission; Gertrude C. Ford Foundation; Southern Arts; Ergon; Mississippi Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Hectic; Harper, Rains, Knight and Co.; Hilton Garden Inn Jackson-Madison; Larry and Michael Johnson Family Foundation; The pig and the pint; and Entergy. For more information about MMB or MMDA, visit www.msmetroballet.com and follow us on Instagram @msmetroballet and @msmetrodance.

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Compañia Chuscales & Mina Fajardo and Teatro Paraguas will present HOLIDAY FLAMENCO in December https://fyl-unex.com/compania-chuscales-mina-fajardo-and-teatro-paraguas-will-present-holiday-flamenco-in-december/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/compania-chuscales-mina-fajardo-and-teatro-paraguas-will-present-holiday-flamenco-in-december/ Compañia Chuscales & Mina Fajardo and Teatro Paraguas will present Holiday Flamenco, a seasonal celebration with music and dancing on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe. TICKETS: $25 General Admission; $20 Seniors and students Online tickets: ChuscalesHolidayFlamenco.bpt.com Reservations: (buy tickets […]]]>

Compañia Chuscales & Mina Fajardo and Teatro Paraguas will present Holiday Flamenco, a seasonal celebration with music and dancing on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe.

TICKETS: $25 General Admission; $20 Seniors and students

Online tickets: ChuscalesHolidayFlamenco.bpt.com

Reservations: (buy tickets at the door): 505-424-1601

Information: www.teatroparaguasnm.org

Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo return to Teatro Paraguas with an original and thrilling flamenco extravaganza based in part on choreographer, dancer and singer-songwriter Mina Fajardo’s new holiday album, Christmas Hits Melody.

Internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Chuscales anchors the evening, accompanied by Mina Fajardo on percussion and vocals. The evening also includes flamenco renditions of seasonal favorites such as Silent Night, O Holy Night, A Belen Pastores and Carol of the Bell.

Joining Chuscales & Mina on stage are flamenco dancers Monze Diaz, Micah Birdshire, Lacey Romero, Zoe Whittle, Katharine Pavuk, the Navidad Flamenco Dancers and students from Mina’s school.

Compañia Chuscales have performed regularly at Teatro Paraguas since 2013, including Memories of Doña Tules (2022), The Four Seasons (2022), Orange and Lemon (2021), Tree of Life (2020), Gypsy Moon & Stars (2019), Monet’s Moon (2018), Carmen La Golondrina (2018), Dance with Spirit (2017), Choreography and Calligraphy (2017) and Una Nota de Lorca (2016). Previous seasonal offerings include Romance de la Luna (December 2016) and The Little Match Girl (December 2017).

Chuscales and Mina Fajardo have studied with numerous flamenco masters in Spain and the United States and have helped transmit the tradition to dozens of students. Their virtuosity and electric presence, combined with their mastery of traditional forms and their willingness to experience the timeless genre of flamenco, have kept audiences spellbound for years.

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9 weird food customs and etiquettes around the world https://fyl-unex.com/9-weird-food-customs-and-etiquettes-around-the-world/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:17:49 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/9-weird-food-customs-and-etiquettes-around-the-world/ The world of food and drink is mind blowing. The variety of recipes, the use of unique or little-known ingredients, the cooking method or even the taste profile are only the tip of the iceberg of a massive culinary culture. The more you explore, the more you are amazed and, sometimes, flabbergasted too. Let’s just […]]]>

The world of food and drink is mind blowing. The variety of recipes, the use of unique or little-known ingredients, the cooking method or even the taste profile are only the tip of the iceberg of a massive culinary culture. The more you explore, the more you are amazed and, sometimes, flabbergasted too. Let’s just focus on unusual customs, practices or beliefs about food and drink around the world. While a few seem logical and scientific, a few can leave you with a straight face. For example, in India, eating with the hands is part of the Hindu culture, and Veda says that the five fingers represent the five energies and thus help in better digestion and absorption of food. But if you are in Chile, dare to use your hands to eat anything. Only cutlery can get food to your mouth.

Be ready for a bite

Gursha, which means “bite” in Amharic, is a gesture of hospitality often made during a meal in Ethiopian homes. The host places a huge piece of food in the mouth of another person at the table. The recipient then returns the gursha as a sign of respect and trust between those dining together. Guests and the elderly are usually the first to receive the gursha. Ethiopian culinary tradition emphasizes sharing a meal. Individual plates are considered wasteful and are rarely used.

Straight chopsticks mean to be dry

Eating with chopsticks, Image source: Pexels

You should not put your chopsticks upright in the bowl of rice. Especially in China, that’s a big no. This gesture is linked to the ceremonial offering of food to the souls of the deceased. Additionally, it is considered offensive to point or wave your wands at other people.

Don’t chop the potatoes

Visiting Germany? Remember never to cut the potatoes on your plate if you go out to eat. Using a knife to cut potatoes could be seen as not thinking they are fully cooked in Germany. Instead of chopping the potatoes, mash them with a fork to avoid offending the cook.

Cheese can cost you your reputation

A range of cheeses, Image source: Pexels

Italians are renowned for their love of food and famous for their parmesan and mozzarella. You shouldn’t ask for more cheese unless it’s offered in Italy. It is considered disrespectful to ask for additional cheese after food is already served with cheese, which is considered sufficient. While you’re at it, never try to combine cheese with fish. Why? In Italy it is considered a gastronomic disaster.

Arrive late to get the best guest tag

You will admire this Tanzanian culinary tradition if you struggle to meet deadlines and punctuality. Coming to dinner too early or even on time is frowned upon here. It is customary to arrive at least 15 minutes late in order to be considered a good guest.

don’t go dutch

Paying the bill at the restaurant, Image source: Pexels

In France, bringing money to the table is taboo, even to share the cost. In reality, it is expected that one person will cover all the expenses at once. Either you or someone else will decide to pick up the pace.

No hands please

Eating a burger with a knife and fork, Image Source: Pexels

Never eat with your hands again when visiting Chile. Food should only be eaten with cutlery. So be careful when ordering or eating in public. Some foods require manual intervention. But you can be judged by this nation. So get ready to use knives and forks to devour burger, pizza and fries.

Making noise is expressing satisfaction

Sucking noodles, Image source: Pexels

If you can’t pass gas or belch or burp in public or even at home around other people, we have solutions for you. Farting after a meal is considered a true expression of gratitude in some Canadian Inuit tribes. Similarly, Japanese cooks view sipping loudly as a gesture of respect. Additionally, it is believed to improve the flavor of broth and speed up digestion.

Floors, the messier, the crazier

Spilled popcorns on the floor, Image source: Pexels

If you have OCD, stay away from the tapas bar in Spain. However, you can suggest to your friends to find a bar with a floor covered in garbage. An old adage from the 19th century says that the nicer a bar, the more trash there is on the floor. At the time the pub had a lot of rubbish which suggested that a lot of people frequented it. The custom is still practiced in many tapas bars across Spain and never fails to amaze visitors.

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Should a wife accept her husband’s surname? – The Waltonian https://fyl-unex.com/should-a-wife-accept-her-husbands-surname-the-waltonian/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 19:30:34 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/should-a-wife-accept-her-husbands-surname-the-waltonian/ From: Katherine Thomas I understand why women might not want to take their husband’s last name. I mean, what if the poor guy had a name like “Barth”? Would you be Mrs. Barth? (My apologies and condolences to Barths reading this.) Barth aside, there could be other reasons why she avoids this rule. Perhaps she […]]]>

From: Katherine Thomas

I understand why women might not want to take their husband’s last name. I mean, what if the poor guy had a name like “Barth”? Would you be Mrs. Barth? (My apologies and condolences to Barths reading this.)

Barth aside, there could be other reasons why she avoids this rule. Perhaps she considers taking his name as a kind of mark of belonging to her, and wishes to “break the patriarchy” as young upstarts say today. Or, less controversially, she simply loves her original surname: perhaps it has ethnic pride or historical significance.

On the other hand, what is the benefit of taking your husband’s name? Support me; I would like to explore a few points of view to defend this tradition. First we will hear from GK Chesterton, then God.

“Of the two sexes, the woman occupies the most powerful position,” writes GK Chesterton. “For the average woman is the head of something she can do what she wants…women represent the despot [element in life].” A leader is, by title, associated with the domain he leads. “King Charles of Spain” or “Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genoa” could serve as examples here. If one takes the view of GK Chesterton (radically feminist) that the wife is a despot over her family life, it follows that she, like any ruler, would want her domain in her title. “Mrs. Smith” tells you that she governs Mr. Smith, his offspring Smith, and the property he purchased with a check signed “Smith.”

Excuse my satire in that last paragraph – unless you actually believe that reasoning. If you do, rock on, I guess. Moving to a more serious state of mind, one could skim through the Word. I heard it was a Christian university. How might a Christian wife benefit from taking her husband’s last name? How might nominal adoption impact his growth in Christ?

When Christ married the Church, clothed anew in a bloodstained purple robe and a crown of thorns, he gave men and women a glimpse of what true marriage looks like: Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15) dies for the bride. (Ephesians 5:25). What does the Church in turn do for her Spouse? She takes His name as her own: “Christian” (lit. “Little Christ”). We are the Body of Christ: the Christian Church (1 Cor 12:27). The Body of Christ and ours are united, and we become one – under His name. Mrs. Dust becomes Mrs. Christ, essentially. I laugh too; it looks weird.

So I would say it might actually be helpful for the wife to remember her marriage to Christ by taking her husband’s last name. This reminds her that her husband represents Christ in their marriage (Ephesians 5:24). She took the name of Christ at her baptism when she became a “Christian”; she could also take the name of the image of Christ (e.g. Mr. Smith) when she marries him.

If you’re still reading, I salute your perseverance through this rather confusing thought process. Of course, I’m not set in stone either way, and I’m not saying that taking the husband’s name is “the Christian way to go.” It sounds like it might be a good reminder that marriage to a husband should be like marriage to Christ – but it might not be helpful for someone else, and that’s totally fine. Let me know your thoughts on this controversial tradition. Should modernity kill it? I take my leave as still unchanged – Miss Thomas.

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When is Bonfire Night 2022? Why do we celebrate it with fireworks? Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot Explained https://fyl-unex.com/when-is-bonfire-night-2022-why-do-we-celebrate-it-with-fireworks-guy-fawkes-and-the-gunpowder-plot-explained/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:52:45 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/when-is-bonfire-night-2022-why-do-we-celebrate-it-with-fireworks-guy-fawkes-and-the-gunpowder-plot-explained/ Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night commemorates the events that took place in 1605 when a small group of ambitious plotters tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London. This story, however, is all too easily forgotten amid the celebration of fireworks and bonfires that distract us from the original meaning of the […]]]>

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night commemorates the events that took place in 1605 when a small group of ambitious plotters tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London. This story, however, is all too easily forgotten amid the celebration of fireworks and bonfires that distract us from the original meaning of the date.

For those wishing to know what happened on November 5th in 1605 and who Guy Fawkes was, here is a brief guide to the night of the bonfire and the story behind the Gunpowder Plot.

When is Bonfire Night 2022?

Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) takes place on November 5 every year.

Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) takes place every year on November 5. Many will be happy to know that this means that in 2022 the celebrations will fall on a Saturday.

What was the gunpowder plot?

Bonfire Night commemorates a group of Catholic plotters who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605 in a plan now known as the “Gunpowder Plot”. With the help of Guido (Guy) Fawkes, a radicalized ex-soldier, the crew attempted to blow up King James I, the Prince of Wales and the Houses of Parliament.

After decades of religious warfare dating back to the previous century, this motivated Robert Catesby – the head of the operation – to recruit Fawkes and give him the 1604 operation to dig a mine under parliament during the summer.

Bonfire Night is commemorated with – you guessed it – bonfires as well as nationwide fireworks.

In 1605, the team hired a coal cellar under the House of Lords and transported 36 barrels of gunpowder there. Had the explosion succeeded, it would have destroyed the Parliament building, but also killed innocent citizens and plunged the nation deeper into religious war.

However, a member of the group, believed to be Francis Tresham, had doubts about the plan and warned the Catholic Lord Monteagle – this resulted in the arrest of Fawkes (who would later commit suicide to escape torture of his prosecutors) and the murder of most of Catesby’s crew.

Why is Bonfire Night celebrated on November 5?

Bonfire Night is a tradition that commemorates the failed gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes on November 5, 1605. In early 1606, a law was passed which declared that November 5 would be recognized as a day of thanksgiving in recognition that King James My life, among many others, was spared that day.

Guido (Guy) Fawkes was a former Protestant turned Catholic, he fought for Catholic Spain against the Dutch and later became involved in the Gunpowder Plot.

The commemoration, officially known as Gunpowder Treason Day, ultimately settled for bonfires and fireworks as features of the celebration, as they seemed appropriate given the event.

Who was Guy Fawkes?

It is well known that Guy Fawkes was the man caught red-handed during the Gunpowder Plot before being imprisoned and tortured in the Tower of London for his crimes, but isn’t there more than that ?

Historic Royal Places records that Fawkes was born in 1570 in York, England, and was the son of a prominent Protestant father and a mother whose family had “secret Catholics.” At the time, it was dangerous to be a Catholic because many rebellions against Elizabeth I were organized by Catholics who, if caught, could be tortured and executed.

On the surface, Fawkes was a law-abiding Protestant, but when his father died his mother remarried a Catholic, prompting Fawkes to convert to Catholicism. At 21, he left to fight for Catholic Spain against the Protestant Dutch reformers during the Eight Years’ War – on his return he was considered a “radicalised ex-soldier”, which led to his role in the gunpowder conspiracy.

When were the first fireworks set off in Scotland?

King James IV is said to have launched so-called ‘fireballs’ in 1507 and these are believed to be the first fireworks ever used in Scotland. It is believed that these fireworks, or fireballs, were featured in a special tournament which took place at Castle Rock in Edinburgh, an area which now passes through King’s Stables Road.

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Oak Mountain set to continue success with Floyd and new group of seniors – Shelby County Reporter https://fyl-unex.com/oak-mountain-set-to-continue-success-with-floyd-and-new-group-of-seniors-shelby-county-reporter/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 22:14:47 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/oak-mountain-set-to-continue-success-with-floyd-and-new-group-of-seniors-shelby-county-reporter/ Oak Mountain ready to continue its success with Floyd and a new group of seniors Posted 5:13 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 The Oak Mountain Eagles will enter a new era this season with the departure of several seniors and the addition of a new head coach, but the norm is to build on […]]]>

Oak Mountain ready to continue its success with Floyd and a new group of seniors

Posted 5:13 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Chief Editor

NORTH SHELBY – It may be a new era for the Oak Mountain Eagles heading into the 2022-23 season after longtime head coach Chris Love retired in the offseason and left nine seniors, but the expectation is to maintain the standard set the last three years.

That standard includes three consecutive trips to the Elite Eight, two Final Four appearances, and the school’s first state championship.

“We’re very excited for the future here and this season,” first-year head coach Joel Floyd said. “We have a strong senior class with seven seniors this year, including nine graduates last year, but it’s a great group of guys with lots of multi-sport kids.”

This marks Floyd’s return to the head coaching ranks after being an assistant at Spain Park for the past two years following a successful stint at Pelham High School.

“I learned as an assistant to try to think about things other than wins and losses,” Floyd said. “One of my tasks at Spain Park was to focus more on things off the pitch, character development and things like that. I will learn from this experience. Coaching volleyball has also been a huge One, coaching girls, but two coaching a sport I didn’t know as much about and coaching the mind and energy.

Floyd said he was excited to combine what he learned with the successful aspects he used as a head coach at Pelham.

Three of this year’s top leaders include Matthew Heiberger, Tre Thomas and Devan Moss, who are now hoping to create their own legacies after last year’s graduating class united three historic years.

“We have to improve every day,” Heiberger said. “Compete, compete, compete. We have to do it every day and it will lead us to our goal. We grew closer as a team. We slowly got closer to each other, which was good for the team.

Heiberger finished last season averaging nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block per game. This season, he will be a key leader for the Eagles in helping them achieve their goals.

Beyond him, Thomas and Moss are two returning players who featured at times last year and will also play bigger roles this season.

“There’s been a ton of success over the last few years,” Floyd said. “It’s almost unprecedented what last year’s senior class has done for the past few years. Final Four, Championship. Elite Eight. It’s a lot up to par, but this group is hungry to come out and continue this tradition. The standard is still as high as ever.

According to Thomas, this is something that motivates him and the rest of this year’s senior class to come together.

“Losing those seniors, they were good, but we can follow behind them and still make a difference,” he said. “We grew closer on and off the pitch as a senior class. It will help us.

One positive with returning seniors is the depth.

Floyd said they have 13 players they can use at any time, including Emmanuel Johnson, Kevin Jasinsky and Gray Williams who will all be juniors who are expected to have increased varsity roles after playing on the varsity team junior last year.

“I was impressed with the buy-in and the work ethic,” Floyd said. “We have worked extremely hard. Everything is new to them. We are installing a whole new system offensively and defensively and we are still working on it. I can see day by day in practice the progress we are making and the improvement. As we continue to understand this, we will become a very good team. Very good things can come out of it.

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Seminoles tied for 3rd place at Landfall Tradition https://fyl-unex.com/seminoles-tied-for-3rd-place-at-landfall-tradition/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:04:09 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/seminoles-tied-for-3rd-place-at-landfall-tradition/ WILMINGTON, NC — Junior Charlotte Heath is tied for second in the individual standings, and the Seminoles are tied for third in the team standings after two rounds of the Landfall Tradition at Landfall Country Club. Heath is part of a group of three players who are tied for second and only one stroke off […]]]>

WILMINGTON, NC — Junior Charlotte Heath is tied for second in the individual standings, and the Seminoles are tied for third in the team standings after two rounds of the Landfall Tradition at Landfall Country Club. Heath is part of a group of three players who are tied for second and only one stroke off the individual lead heading into the third and final round of the championship on Sunday.

No. 18 Florida State is tied for third in the team standings with No. 4-ranked South Carolina. The Seminoles and Gamecocks are six strokes behind second-place Wake Forest and 10 strokes behind first place in San Jose State. The Seminoles are ranked second among the six ACC teams in the event – behind the Demon Deacons, and ahead of NC State (fifth place), Duke (14e place), North Carolina (15e place) and Virginia Tech (17e square).

Heath had an even score of 72 and a total of 138 over 36 holes. She is tied for second place with NC State’s Vania Simont and South Carolina’s Justine Fourand. The three second-place golfers are chasing San Jose State’s Louisa Carlbom. With a two-round total of 137, Carlbom has a one-stroke lead in the course with 18 holes to play.

“We just didn’t give up anything for us today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “It was just one of those days – we didn’t do anything right, but we didn’t do anything wrong. There seemed to be a cover over the holes, which we think bodes well for tomorrow. We’ll see if we can’t knock more putts into the cup and make a run and take the lead.

Heath’s par-even score of 72 gave her a two-round total of 138 – just one stroke shy of her career-best 36-hole total of 137. She had scores of 66-72 in the first two rounds of the tournament. In the second round on Saturday, Heath had three birdies and 15 holes at par or better. She was never more than one stroke over par and was under par for the majority of the round.

Heath carded 10 birdies and just four bogeys in his game over the first two rounds of the event. She is tied for third among the 96 players on the court with 10 birdies.

Senior Amelia Williamson led the Seminoles with a 72-under second-round score. She has a two-round total of 145 and is tied for 31st place in the individual classification. After shooting a 75 in the first round on Friday, Williamson improved her score by five shots as she had four birdies on Saturday from just two in the first round. Williamson totaled just two bogeys in the second round compared to five in the first round.

Freshman Lottie Woad hit a par 74 from 2 over in the second round and is tied for 13e place in the individual classification with a total of 141 over two rounds.

In Sunday’s kickoff, the Seminoles will play NC State and UCF. The start of the round begins for all teams and players at 8:45 a.m.

20e Annual Landing Tradition / Oct. 28-30, 2022
Country Club of Landfall/Wilmington, NC/Par 72
T3-State of Florida, 572
T2.-Charlotte Heath, 138
T13-Lottie Pastel, 141
T31.-Amelia Williamson, 145
T50.-Jacqui Putrino, 150
T69.-Alice Hodge, 152

20e Annual Landing Tradition / Oct. 28-30, 2022
Country Club of Landfall/Wilmington, NC/Par 72
1.-State of San José, 562
2.-Wake Forest, 566
T3.-State of Florida, 572
T3.-South Carolina, 572
5.-NC State, 574
6.-UCF, 580
7.-Michigan, 581
T8.-Tennessee, 582
T8.-Purdue, 582
10.-Alabama, 583
T11.-State of Michigan, 585
T11.-Maryland, 585
13.-Furman, 588
14.-Duke, 589
15.-North Carolina, 598
16.-UNCW, 600
17.-Virginia Tech, 602
18-Penn State, 617

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Global investment research firm predicts this country will win the World Cup https://fyl-unex.com/global-investment-research-firm-predicts-this-country-will-win-the-world-cup/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/global-investment-research-firm-predicts-this-country-will-win-the-world-cup/ “The most important of all unimportant predictions” is how investment research firm BCA Research described its predictions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which kicks off next month in Qatar. But for a certain South American country, winning the championship is a national obsession. And those citizens will be delighted with what BCA has to […]]]>

“The most important of all unimportant predictions” is how investment research firm BCA Research described its predictions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which kicks off next month in Qatar.

But for a certain South American country, winning the championship is a national obsession. And those citizens will be delighted with what BCA has to say.

Argentina will win the World Cup against Portugal in the final, according to the firm’s logic. The reasoning ? There is a high probability that the final game will end in a penalty shootout, and Argentina have a historical advantage in both experience and success.

If true, it would mean two of the greatest players in the world, Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, will go head-to-head on the pitch.

“Choosing between Messi and Ronaldo is like choosing between Mozart and Beethoven or Da Vinci and Michelangelo – it’s less a matter of objective analysis and more a matter of taste,” the BCA researchers wrote. “Relying on cold digital logic and hard data is no better.”

Apart from a potential penalty shootout advantage, the researchers said Argentina haven’t lost a game since July 2019, so they enter the World Cup as ‘the hottest team’.

For the record, neither Messi nor Ronaldo have won a World Cup.

BCA came to the conclusion that Argentina would win based on what it called “a unique two-step model combining macro and micro variables as well as our own variables.” football” which includes the exploitation of a database of player statistics from the FIFA video game simulation. The researchers started by predicting the group stage matches using data such as the team’s average player rating and the team’s past performance. Then they moved on to the knockout rounds, using similar calculations, while including variables such as the “winner’s curse” – the historical unlikelihood of a team repeating themselves as champions. This means that France were penalized in the calculation of the numbers due to their World Cup championship in 2018.

But, still, the victory of Argentina is only a prediction. And predictions are never certain.

“How confident are we of our choice for the winner? Although we are happy with our choice, Argentina will face many close matches throughout the knockout stage, with the final being essentially a draw,” the BCA researchers wrote. “So their probability of winning the cup is only 7%, even as favourites.”

Predicting the outcome of the World Cup is a relatively new tradition for BCA. His first attempt dates back to 2018,

when its researchers predicted – wrongly – that Spain would win.

Since then, BCA has added new variables to its calculation and tweaked its methodology and broader analysis. The effort is meant to be a fun and much-needed break for researchers of global economic issues.

“We hope this report provides much-needed respite from the bear market in risky assets, furiously hawkish central banks, decades-high inflation, and war in Ukraine,” BCA writes in the report.

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