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  • Atherstone: Burial Place of Arthur-Arthun-Anwn-Andragathius?

    01/12/2014 5:38:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Early British Kingdoms ^ | 2001 | David Nash Ford
    The Tradition: Geoffrey of Monmouth and other medieval Arthurian writers tell us that Arthur was taken to the Isle of Avalon to be healed of his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. Later tradition assumed that he died and was buried there and identified the place as Glastonbury in Somerset. The Theory & Discovery: Blackett & Wilson claim that one of the two figures who went to make up "King Arthur" is to be identified with the Emperor Magnus Maximus's son, King Anwn of South Wales. This man, who occasionally may have spelt his name Arthun, they identify with both...
  • Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • Gas Prices On Catalina Island Pass $7 Mark

    04/07/2012 5:00:44 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 20 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 4/7/12
    AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND (CBS) — Catalina Island is known for many things… its picturesque scenery, seafood and hiking, to name a few. But what about high gas prices? For the past two weeks, gas prices on Catalina Island have been an average of $7 a gallon. Stacy Dizon, who works at the Santa Catalina Island Co.-owned gas station on Pebbly Road, tells CBSLA that a gallon of regular unleaded on Saturday is $7.03. (credit: Ivan Hernandez/Avalon Marine Dock) The gas station is one of two service stations catering to the island and nearby, Avalon.
  • (Los Angeles County) Sheriff's Captain Took Inmate on Golf Outing, Deputy Says

    04/05/2012 11:01:28 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2012 | Robert Faturechi
    Sheriff's captain took inmate on golf outing, deputy says A pro golfer turned jewel thief was escorted from the Catalina Island jail to a golf course, where he gave the captain pointers, the deputy and the former inmate say. The captain is under investigation. - A hillside overlooking Avalon Harbor in Catalina. (Christina House / For The Times) The tiny jail on Catalina Island is hardly Alcatraz. Just ask Frank Carrillo. The pro golfer turned jewel thief couldn't believe his luck when he was moved out of his bleak Men's Central Jail cell in downtown L.A. and allowed to do...
  • .Elusive warbird F-22 Raptor makes its Australian debut

    02/11/2011 4:18:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 2/12/2011 | Steve Creedy
    The appearance comes as developments in China have prompted renewed calls to restore production of the top-of-the-line US fighter after it was axed by Defence Secretary Robert Gates in 2009. The decision, which capped F-22 production at 187 aircraft, has been called into question by the public emergence of China's J-20 and a co-operative program between Russia and China to build a similar aircraft. For the moment, however, the single-seat, twin-engine Raptor remains the world's only operational fifth-generation fighter. It boasts stealth technology, speed, agility and long-range capabilities ahead of the Joint Strike Fighter. Australia at one stage considered acquiring...
  • Gay Media in Receivership [Washington Blade, others; Dinosaur Media Deathwatch?]

    02/07/2009 10:54:20 AM PST · by lainie · 22 replies · 1,185+ views
    Gay City News ^ | 2-6-2009 | Duncan Osborne
    The investment fund that owns the Washington Blade, the Southern Voice, Genre magazine, and other gay publications has been forced into receivership by the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), which will sell the fund's assets and distribute the proceeds to investors. "As a consequence of defendant's continuing violation... SBA is entitled to the injunctive relief... including the appointment of SBA as receiver of [the Avalon Equity Fund]," the SBA wrote in an August 2008 court filing, which was only recently found by Gay City News. Avalon, which owns a stake in the company that publishes the New York Blade and...
  • Celtic Land of Dead 'lies in North Wales'

    12/29/2007 8:51:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 120+ views
    North Wales News ^ | Monday, December 24, 2007 | Steve Bagnall, Daily Post
    According to Welsh mythology the Land of the Dead - or Annwn: Celtic Underworld - was ruled over by Gwynn ap Nudd. He escorted the souls of the dead there, and led a pack of supernatural hounds... experts say there is a grain of truth in the story from which it developed, with the evidence now pointing to Ruabon and Halkyn Mountains. Steve Blake, author of the Keys to Avalon, which argued the myths of King Arthur are firmly rooted in North Wales, said: "Llangollen and the Dee Valley are rich in this piece of Celtic folklore. Central to this...
  • The Avalon Project : The Barbary Treaties: Tripoli 1796 Hunter Miller's Notes

    11/09/2006 1:19:15 PM PST · by nosofar · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Yale Law School ^ | 11/9/2006 | The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
    The Avalon Project at Yale Law School The Barbary Treaties : Tripoli 1796 Hunter Miller's Notes The two dates and places given for the signature of the treaty (Tripoli, November 4, 1796, and Algiers, January 3, 1797) are explained by the fact that the provisions of the agreement with the Pasha of Tripoli were deemed to be to some extent at least under the protection or guaranty of the Dey of Algiers and made with his approval. So after the completion of the negotiations at Tripoli by Capt. Richard O'Brien, the agreement was taken to Algiers for the signature and...
  • Microsoft Revises Longhorn Graphics Requirements

    05/06/2004 6:07:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 10,237+ views ^ | May 6, 2004 | Paul Thurrott
    Although Microsoft didn't announce general hardware requirements for Longhorn as expected at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2004 trade show this week, company representatives did reveal that the graphics-card requirements for the upcoming system have changed since Microsoft first revealed them at WinHEC 2003. Microsoft also presented details about Longhorn's so-called tiered user experience, which the company calls Aero. "The Aero user experience is a generational leap over what's available today in Windows XP," Kerry Hammil, a program manager on the Avalon team, said during a graphics session at the show Monday afternoon. "There will be two discrete...