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Pistons legend Chauncey Billups lands Blazers head coaching job
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach.
Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star over a 17-year playing career, has never been a head coach. He has served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers for the past season.
“Portland is a special place and a unique franchise,” Billups said in a statement Sunday night. “As a player I always loved playing here because the passion and knowledge of the fans brought out the very best in me as a competitor. Now I’m looking forward to being on the other side of that energy and engaging with the Portland community on a whole other level.”
The Blazers have scheduled a Tuesday press conference to introduce Billups, 44. He becomes the 15th head coach of the franchise.
“Chauncey is a proven leader with an elite basketball IQ that has won everywhere he has been,” said Neil Olshey, Portland’s president of basketball operations. “He is prepared for the challenge of developing the Championship habits and strategic approach we need to achieve the expectations and goals for our franchise. ”
The Blazers were also interested in Brooklyn Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni, as well as San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon.
Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd withdrew his name from consideration after it was reported that Blazers guard Damian Lillard had endorsed him for the job.
Over the course of his career, Billups played for Boston, Toronto, Denver, Minnesota, Detroit, New York and the Clippers. Known as Mr. Big Shot, he was voted the 2004 NBA Finals MVP while with the championship-winning Pistons.
Clippers coach Tyronn Lue named Billups to his staff last November.
Word that the Blazers had settled on Billups was first reported on Friday. The decision was met with backlash in Portland because of allegations that he was involved in a sexual assault in 1997. No criminal charges were ever filed.
The Blazers fired Terry Stotts shortly after the team was eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs.
Stotts coached the Blazers for nine seasons, taking them to the playoffs in the last eight. But Portland failed to advance past the first round in four of the last five years.
The 63-year-old Stotts was the NBA’s fourth-longest tenured coach this past season, behind only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, Miami’s Erik Spoelstra and Dallas’ Rick Carlisle. He went 402-318 in his nine regular seasons in Portland and led the Blazers to the Western Conference finals in 2019, where they were swept by Golden State.
Tennessee, Pitt to honor coaching legend with Johnny Majors Classic
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The University of Tennessee announced its week two matchup against Pittsburgh will be designated as the Johnny Majors Classic.
The game will honor the late legendary head coach and player. The matchup is the first between the two teams since 1983. In-game festivities will take place to celebrate Majors’ legacy. Johnny Majors Classic apparel will also be available for purchase.
Paying tribute to a Tennessee legend.
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“Honoring Johnny Majors in this way creates another really special and unique element to an already-special season as we celebrate Neyland Stadium’s centennial,” Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White said. “I appreciate Pittsburgh’s partnership on this. It will be a memorable day for the Majors family as well as fans of both schools who appreciate Johnny Majors’ hall of fame legacy.”
Kickoff is set for noon and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.
“We are honored to join the University of Tennessee in celebrating the life of Coach Johnny Majors,” Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said. “Beyond the victories, Coach Majors made such a huge impact on the lives of his players. That’s his greatest legacy and the University of Pittsburgh is incredibly proud to be part of it. We look forward to being with the Majors family when we visit in September.
The teams will meet again on September 10, 2022, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Majors served as the head coach of Tennessee, his alma mater, from 1977-92. During his time at UT, Majors produced a 185-137-10 record in 29 seasons of coaching. Majors starred for the Volunteers from 1954-56. His No. 45 was retired by his alma mater in 2012—one of only eight to earn that distinction.
He earned both SEC Player of the Year honors and All-SEC selection at tailback twice, in 1955 and 1956. A unanimous All-American in 1956, he finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting after leading the Vols to a 10-1 record, an appearance in the Sugar Bowl and a No. 2 final ranking.
He was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1987.
He also served two tenures as head coach at Pittsburgh from 1972-76 and 1993-96.
As a coach, Majors earned the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award, the AFCA Coach of the Year Award, the Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year Award and an SEC Coach of the Year Award.
Majors passed away in Knoxville on June 3, 2020, at the age of 85.
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‘The Voice’ 2021 Coach Nick Jonas Goes After John Legend During Recent Season 20 Episode
John Legend pulled an epic power move on The Voice Monday night — and if we had to guess, Nick Jonas is still not over it.
This week, season 20’s audition round continued and 20-year-old vocalist Ciana Pelekai was introduced to the coaches. Impressed by her take on “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I, coaches John and Nick slammed their red buttons to try to get her on their respective teams. Unfortunately for Nick, however, John used his block on the Jonas Brothers band member — and even more unfortunately for Nick, the “This Is Heaven” singer then proceeded to unintentionally bump his head on his red button out of frustration.
“I think I need some ice, because I was so mad … I hit my head on my button,” a smiling Nick said after Ciana’s audition ended. He then turned to John, who was chuckling, and jokingly added, “I’m so mad at you!”
Of course, Nick had this block coming all along. Earlier this season, Nick blocked John from having Cam Anthony on his team, which understandably upset the “Bigger Love” singer at the time. Now, it looks like John got his revenge a week later.
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“I used a block on John and he retaliated. I am pretty devastated right now, but I’m hoping your new coach makes some bad choices down the road and our paths cross again and I get to steal you at some point,” Nick told Ciana. “But in the meantime, I guess, welcome to Team John, whatever.”
Meanwhile, John was elated to have Ciana on his team: “I was thoroughly impressed by your performance. You have a cool tone, you have a good sense of rhythm. “
Of course, John couldn’t resist taking one last jab at Nick.
“I had this feeling that if anybody was going to compete for your affection with me, it would be this guy with the shiny leather jacket on,” John said, referring to Nick’s outfit on Monday night. “And this is the moment to get him back. I’m so happy, so happy you’re going to be on Team Legend.”
Maybe next time, Nick will think twice before using a block on John.Kayla Keegan Senior News and Entertainment Editor Kayla Keegan covers all things in the entertainment, pop culture and celebrity space for Good Housekeeping.
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Federal agents and officers head to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee as Operation Legend expands
Kristine Phillips | USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department plans to send nearly 100 federal agents and officers to Cleveland, as well as to Detroit and Milwaukee, as part of Operation Legend, a federal crime initiative that began earlier this month and has since been expanded to several cities.
The department will send agents 42 to Detroit and more than 25 each to Cleveland and Milwaukee – cities that officials said have seen rising violent crime rates. The federal officers, drawn from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies, will help local and state officials in ongoing criminal investigations, according to the Justice Department.
The announcement comes as state and local officials, drawing from the unrest in Portland, Ore., are increasingly skeptical and apprehensive of a surge of federal law enforcement resources to their cities. Attorney General William Barr has defended the expansion of Operation Legend, saying it’s targeting cities with problems with violent crime, and the deployments are different from the surge of officers in Portland, where protesters and federal agents have clashed as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer have stretched into several weeks.
“Given the events that have taken place in Portland over the last few nights, I am extremely concerned that President Trump is looking for opportunities to create more political division in cities across the nation. Federal agents are not welcome here for that purpose,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said last week. “If the federal presence is to truly cooperate with local law enforcement, then it is imperative the limits of their activities are clearly delineated and monitored.”
Democrats have also questioned whether the expansion of Operation Legend is a legitimate deployment of law enforcement resources – against the wishes of local and state officials – or a stunt to help Trump’s reelection.
Last week, Barr and Trump, who’s struggling in his re-election bid against Democratic challenger Joe Biden, announced a surge of hundreds of Operation Legend agents and officers to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
About 300 federal law enforcement officers will be sent to Chicago and more than 35 to Albuquerque, officials said last week.
The Justice Department announced Operation Legend earlier this month, beginning in Kansas City, Missouri. The project was named after LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old boy from the city who was shot and killed in his sleep in June.
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How Big Head Todd and the Monsters Became A Colorado Legend—Courtesy of Jim MimnaDepartment
After almost 30 years together, the band reflects on its travels, its luck, its support—and a whole lot of hard work.By Luc Hatlestad
They started by going door to door, like old-time salesmen. They called on the owners of bars, clubs, theaters—anyplace where the three friends from Littleton, Colorado, could set up and rock. Their pitch couldn’t have been simpler: “We’re a band; how ’bout we play for your customers tonight?”
The warmest reaction they usually got was a what-the-hell shrug. Sure, come on in. They’d pass a hat during the show, play their mélange of blues- and roots-based rock, and earn somewhere between 40 and 100 bucks (typically closer to the former)—enough to gas up “the Colonel,” their 1977 mustard yellow Plymouth van, grab some food, and head to the next town. It was the late 1980s. New wave and heavy-metal “hair bands” were fading, and grunge hadn’t yet been born. MTV had evolved from a music business upstart into the industry’s driving force, but it would be several years before the Colorado kids would attract—and quickly shun—the network’s gaze.
To make their first trip out of Colorado, they ditched their “crappy summer jobs” and drove to Chicago before continuing on to New Orleans. They lived, ate, and slept in the van, bunking on an office park lawn one night in the Louisiana heat. They strode Tulane University’s fraternity row, asking the students if they might be having a party that night. Finally, one was. By then, the group’s frequent gigs across the Front Range had made it one of the region’s more popular live bands among college kids; now it was time for the Coloradans to find out if they could make it outside their home state. It was the inaugural leg in what’s effectively become a 30-year tour for Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and it’s become a journey that has no end in sight.
On June 6, the Monsters will make their annual appearance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (What will be their 17th time as a headliner actually isn’t a record—jam bands such as the String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, and the Grateful Dead and its myriad offshoots have played dozens of times at the iconic venue.) But the Big Head Todd shows have become a yearly reunion-slash-celebration for the group’s most devoted fans, a home-field advantage any musician would envy. “We’ve been blessed because the one venue where we can sell the most tickets also happens to be the coolest venue in the country,” says Jeff Wareing, who’s been the Monsters’ tour manager since the early 2000s.
The first time they played Red Rocks in 1991, as a down-ticket act at the old Blues on the Rocks festival, drummer Brian Nevin stood near the stage, watching superstars such as the Staple Singers, Etta James, and B.B. King, and thought, We shouldn’t be here; real bands play here. “It was humbling then, and it still is,” he says. “Red Rocks is the one place we play that’s really special.” (Whatever self-doubt they had back then largely evaporated when blues legend Albert Collins invited frontman and guitarist Todd Park Mohr onstage to jam with him.)
—All the Young Dudes From left: Mohr, Nevin, and Squires load up the Colonel for yet another road trip, circa 1988. Courtesy of Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Despite becoming one of Colorado music’s most treasured exports, the Monsters haven’t changed much at all. Erik Dyce, the former chief marketing officer for Denver Arts & Venues, says the acts that come through Red Rocks range from humble and welcoming (for example, Lyle Lovett) to less so (too many to count). “Some bands have that ‘attitude,’ but Big Head Todd has always been humble and kind,” says Dyce, who now runs a venue consulting firm called Vencore. “They take the time to enjoy virtually anyone who comes backstage, which is rare. ” Nevin, for one, attributes this enduring humility to the band’s early reliance on “ignorance, naiveté, and luck.”
The rock ’n’ roll cliché that it’s “better to burn out than fade away” has never really applied to the Monsters. Ever since they were first figuring out what music means to them, the band has been an entrepreneurial success story that has prized hard work, loyalty, and personal connections just as devotedly as artistic alchemy and creative chops. And like any prosperous enterprise, it’s become a self-sustaining way to make a pretty sweet living.
Before Big Head Todd, there was TJ and the Twist, the combo Nevin and bassist Rob Squires first played in at Columbine High School. When Mohr transferred to Columbine, he landed in the school’s jazz band with Nevin, and soon the three friends bonded over their shared love of classic rock, blues, and R&B grooves.
Mohr started college at Colorado State University before joining Nevin and Squires at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Monsters played parties and bars up and down the I-25 corridor and were soon regulars at JJ McCabe’s, Herman’s Hideaway, and Tulagi’s. Wareing first met the band between sets at McCabe’s one night in 1989, when they were finishing their first album, Another Mayberry. Between that self-produced record and the next one, 1991’s Midnight Radio, they developed a following, thanks primarily to their nonstop road schedule. They’d pile into the Colonel and drive to cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Austin, Texas, hitting college towns along the way where (hopefully) there would be a living room floor they could crash on.
Thanks to increasing college radio airplay and solid album sales (more than 50,000 units from the first two records by then), they were earning a rep as a hard-working act that could fill and thrill a room. Squires’ driving bass and Nevin’s frenetically precise drumming provided a seamless backdrop for Mohr’s rootsy, earnest baritone and, most important, his artistry on the axe. From the beginning, the best way to experience Mohr’s guitar heroics—from his gravelly, raw blues jams to his flame-throwing solos—has been in a dimly lit room or under a starry sky.
Once they’d found a groove someplace, they’d return every few months, which often led to gigs at bigger clubs. They made savvy business decisions, such as buying their own soundboard (rather than paying a different sound guy every night) and renting it out to other bands when they weren’t touring. They compiled a press packet and added local radio folks and music press to guest lists. Eventually, someone from the Chicago Tribune showed up and wrote a story that called the Monsters one of the best bands you’ve never heard of.
Back home, promoter-in-waiting Chuck Morris had seen the Monsters play one night. He offered to manage them, no strings attached: If he could land a major label deal, he’d be their guy. If not, he’d move on. The result was the Monsters’ third album, Sister Sweetly, in 1993 on Giant Records, a label run by Morris’ friend Irving Azoff. It went platinum and placed three songs in the Billboard top 25. “We’d been filling up bars and then kicked it up to the next-size venue,” Wareing says. “[After Sister Sweetly came out] we had a tour bus and found ourselves opening for Robert Plant for three weeks. It was like, ‘What happened to that hot, sweaty, second-floor bar back in San Francisco?’ Now it wasn’t 10 shows in two weeks; it was 50 shows in three months.”
After more than five years of dogged work, the Monsters had broken through. To quote one of their biggest hits, the ascension would be bittersweet.
As the bleak but revolutionary Seattle sound ruled the pop-culture fringes in the early ’90s, the mainstream radio industry wanted an alternative. With some notable exceptions, grunge acts were too edgy for radio’s notoriously risk-averse executives. “That’s when they turned to college bands,” Nevin says. “We all started getting record deals because the industry was looking for things palatable enough to put on the radio. ”
With the major label deal came an exhilarating but alien fame. Bands such as Hootie & the Blowfish opened for the Monsters, and the Coloradans co-headlined a tour with an offbeat East Coast group called the Dave Matthews Band. For several years, they toured each summer with the H.O.R.D.E. Festival. Although it should’ve been, ahem, nirvana for any ambitious act, the Monsters were ambivalent about the spotlight. “When you get money and exposure behind you,” Nevin says, “you have to deal with the bullshit from the corporate side.”
On this, Mohr was particularly intransigent. G. Brown, director of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, says Mohr once told him that he (Mohr) was the most miserable when the band was the most popular, and even today, the suits’ artistic meddling still chafes. “They wanted me to co-write songs with people I didn’t respect and who didn’t respect me as a songwriter,” Mohr says. He also rejected a request to do a video for “Bittersweet” after Sister Sweetly charted—and he clearly doesn’t regret it.
Things got even more complicated when, a few years after signing the band, Azoff decided to sell Giant Records to Warner Bros. The deal cost the Monsters their biggest corporate advocate. “It happens all the time,” Mohr says. “You get signed by somebody, they leave, and because you’re not the new guy’s band, you get screwed.”
The Monsters released two more albums on Giant and toured constantly, playing more than 200 shows per year by 1997. But they’d reached a stalemate with Warner Bros.: They could play live but were forbidden from releasing any new music they’d want to attach to their name, stranding the rockers in a particularly hard place. “We sold a couple million records for Giant, but I think we saw one royalty check,” Nevin says. “And we dealt with a lot of hassles and stress that might have broken up the band.”
But instead of imploding, the Monsters fell back on their friendship and passion for music until the label freed them. Their return to the self-propelled indie slog might have been the band’s coda—but in many ways, it proved to be a rebirth.
Although they didn’t realize it at first, the Monsters left the major label game at precisely the right time. As the late ’90s Internet revolution began upending the music industry’s traditional business models, they found that the Web offered them a new sort of freedom. “It gave us the tools to maintain the marketing and distribution we already had but keep it in-house,” Nevin says. They even hired some former Giant staffers who had lost their jobs when Azoff sold the label.
The band rediscovered its mojo back on the road. Forget about royalties and record sales; the only place for acts to make real money has always been by touring, an area in which the Monsters have few peers. Around 2003, Mohr decided to freshen the band’s sound by adding keyboards. They recruited Jeremy Lawton, “the most low-maintenance ringer we could find,” and a veteran of the local music scene. He played his first show with the group on New Year’s Eve in 2003 at the Fillmore after a single four-hour rehearsal. “I was a little sweaty that day,” says Lawton, who also learned just before the concert that it would be broadcast live on KBCO. “I played on the subsequent tour, kept my head down, and kept showing up.” Some 12 years later, band and crew still call Lawton “the new guy.”
—Fab Four From left: Bassist Rob Squires, Todd Park Mohr, keyboardist Jeremy Lawton, and drummer Brian Nevin. Courtesy of Wikipedia
The 2000s, so challenging for most of the music industry, were kind to the Monsters. They realized they could make the same financial living they’d been enjoying during their Warner Bros. days while pushing their own musical boundaries—minus the corporate intrusion. “Working for yourself, you feel the joy of working toward something you’re proud of,” Nevin says. “You might not have that marketing muscle, but you have a career.”
The band would take another evolutionary step after Mohr’s seven-year hitch in Chicago. He’d moved there in 2006 to be with a girlfriend, and although the relationship didn’t work out, his exposure to the Chicago blues scene deeply influenced Mohr’s songwriting and guitar work. The band’s two most recent albums went heavy on the blues and included several guest appearances by artists Mohr met in Chicago. “Living there really helped him as an outsider looking in,” says Scott Arbough, program director at KBCO. “Now he’s a lot more open to believing in what he does.”
In 2016, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will mark its 30th year together, a remarkable stretch for any group. “It’s comforting to lose the illusion of becoming a ‘big’ band that plays 250 dates every year,” Squires says. “This life is great. We can do a tolerable level of gigs”—about 75 per year—“to maintain the living we’re making. You hope the audience continues to grow, but as you get older, you realize that doesn’t really matter.” (Each Monster, forever looking for a place to play, has occasionally sat in with other local musicians, and Mohr has been known to show up for unannounced solo shows at clubs such as Lincoln’s Roadhouse and Ziggies.)
Many fans who first discovered the band in college now have kids of their own, and about 9,500 members of this extended family will jam into Red Rocks in June. “The way their brotherhood and friendship has endured is as indicative of ‘Colorado music’ as anything,” Brown says. “Todd was never caught up in being a rock star; he has the soul of an artist, and he and the band just did the things that ensure a long-term following. They were willing to work.”
And until something changes, they’ll always be willing. “Whenever you do something for a long time, it can be a struggle,” Mohr says. “But it’s still a great job. If interest dried up, we’d rewrite the plan. But as long as people keep coming out and we’re enjoying it, we’ll keep going.”
This article appeared in the May 2015 issue of 5280.90,000 Why the Rong tribe has dog heads. Myths and legends of China
Why do the Rong tribe have dog heads
In ancient times, foreign conquerors often passed through the territory of China. In an effort to escape from inevitable destruction, small local tribes were removed from their homes and sought refuge in hard-to-reach areas. The Rong tribe found refuge in the mountains surrounding Fuzhou. The people of this tribe wore amazing headdresses made of bamboo chips held together with wooden sticks attached to a bun of hair at the back of their heads.The ends of the sticks stuck out to the sides like a basket and reached the shoulders. From above, this structure was covered with a red cloth that covered the head and face. The following legend has been formed about the origin of these headdresses.
Long ago, the Juns fought against tribes that were trying to seize their territory. The Western leader defended himself so well that Chinese soldiers and generals refused to pursue the enemy and returned to their territory. To save the day, the emperor promised to give his daughter to the one who would bring him the head of the enemy leader.Soon it became known about the imperial decree in the enemy camp. A large white dog who lived in the palace also heard him. Waiting until nightfall, she walked past the guards, entered the leader’s chambers and bit off his head. By morning, she brought it at the feet of the Chinese emperor and sat down next to her, awaiting the promised reward. “How can I marry my daughter to a dog?” – the emperor was indignant. “Will you marry her out for me if I turn into a human?” The dog asked. “Of course,” the emperor replied, realizing that this is not a simple animal.
Then the dog asked to cover it with a bronze bell and not raise it for 280 days. And so they did. But after 279 days, the emperor could not stand it and looked inside. He saw that the dog had turned into a beautiful youth and only the head remained a dog’s. So that during the wedding ceremony the dog’s face was not visible, the groom’s head was covered with a red veil. Not wanting to be different from her future husband, the bride also wished that her head be covered with a veil. Since then, all the men and women of the Rong tribe have worn the same headgear.
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The Legend of the Headless Templar
Mysterious, unique and breathtaking mystical Prague – its legends fascinate the guests of the capital.Well, we, of course, are happy to tell them. For example, here is the story of a headless Templar (this character is one of the most famous metropolitan ghosts). Rumor has it that he chose the old town alleys for himself – in them he is announced at nights. And not just like that, but on a beautiful white horse, whose nostrils emit sparks. Where is the Templar’s head, you ask? Oddly enough, she is with him. He only holds it … under his arm. But why was he beheaded? According to one of the legends, the culprit was his dissolute life within the walls of the monastery of St.Lawrence. And since he died without asking God for forgiveness, the Templar was imputed to the Templar for seven whole centuries to wander without resting on Liliova Street and frighten the living. To save him, as the legends of Prague say, there is only one thing – if there is someone who will kill the white horse of his own Templar with a sword. The prisoner of the other world, knowing about this option for the repose of his soul, asks all the brave souls he meets on the way to help him. Once a butcher volunteered to help him, but first asked if the horse that he would kill could then be put into sausage.The Templar replied in the negative – they say, with the disappearance of the horse, he himself will disappear, and nothing will work out. The butcher was not impressed by the prospect of being left without a reward for killing a horse, and he refused to help the unfortunate man. After that, he silently left, not responding in any way to the pleas of the headless Templar.
There is another version of the legend. It says that our hero was executed at the beginning of the XIV century as the leader of the Prague Templars, because in those turbulent times there was an intolerant, cruel attitude towards them – they were expelled, thrown into prison, and also executed. The knight made a vow that after the execution he would not leave his native place in order to open the eyes of everyone to the injustices committed in the Czech Republic. Since there is no end and edge to them, the Templar is forced to appear constantly. During the day, his irrepressible spirit rests in one of the residential buildings on the street. Templova, and with the onset of night, it leaves from sleep and begins to ply along lanes from Celetna Street to Dlouga Street. This went on for more than one century. The Templar spent his time this way from night to night, frightening people, until he decided to go to an inn near Ungelt to drink a beer.But before he had time to enter the institution, people were alarmed. There was a commotion among the visitors: some hid, others fled. The knight, acting very ugly, began to finish the drink left after the guests. But, as we remember, his head was not in place, but on his hands, so the beer did not get into his stomach, but flowed out of his throat. Juliana, the owner’s daughter, had to wipe after him. The girl was not taken aback and advised the Templar to put her head where she should be by nature, and brought him fresh beer.The guests were also frightened. After all these events, the news that the most famous ghost of Prague is not indifferent to the beer served here spread throughout the surrounding area. So this inn became very famous …
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The Legend of Tamerlane’s Curse: History, Facts, Myths
The news was passed from mouth to mouth: “The Russian expedition is going to open the grave of the Great Timur! A curse will fall on our heads! ” – such conversations ran through the bazaars and streets of Samarkand in June 1941, when an expedition led by Tashmukhammed Kary-Niyazov and Mikhail Gerasimov began excavations in Gur-Emir.
Local residents and Muslim clergy tried to stop the excavation, but the expedition continued its work in spite of everything.
The head of the expedition was T. N. Kary-Niyazov; the expedition also included the writer and historian Sadriddin Aini, the famous orientalist A. A. Semenov, and M. M. Gerasimov. The expedition also included a young cameraman Malik Kayumov. The purpose of these excavations was to study the remains of people in the tombs and prove that they belong directly to Temur and his closest relatives. Excavations began on June 16. The graves of Ulugbek’s sons were discovered first. Then the tombs of Timur’s sons – Miranshah and Shakhrukh.On June 18, the remains of Ulugbek, Timur’s grandson, were excavated. On June 19, a heavy tombstone was removed from the tomb of Tamerlane himself. On June 20, Temur’s coffin was opened, and the mausoleum was filled with a sharp, suffocating smell of a mixture of some resin, camphor, rose and incense.
It should be noted here that Timur died in the city of Otrar on his way to China, so for his transportation and burial in Samarkand, it was required to embalm his body. Even English and French scientists noticed that when the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs were opened, a sweetish smell spreads in the air.At first, the Europeans also clutched at various curses, but then it was proved that this was just the smell of the oils used by the priests for embalming. So in the case of Timur, we can safely say that the smell when opening the grave does not come from a curse, but from oil for embalming.
Two days after the opening of Timur’s grave, on the night of June 22, fascist Germany attacked the Soviet Union without declaring war. Many associated this with the discovery of Tamerlane’s grave.Panic broke out in Samarkand. The expedition was urgently curtailed, and the remains of Temur and Temurids were sent to Moscow for research.
But if you think deeply, all these events will seem like a chain of coincidences, since the Second World War began in 1939 with the attack on Poland, and the plan of attack on the USSR “Barabarossa” was approved by Hitler in 1940.
However, one more important fact is given by the supporters of this hypothesis. The turning point in the war came with the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad.A month before that, Stalin ordered to return the remains of Timur and Timurids to Samarkand and bury them with all the honors. According to legend, the plane with the remains was carried over the front line for a month, which caused excitement and enthusiasm among the Muslims who fought on the fronts of World War II. Many believe that it was this event that caused the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad – one of the most terrible and at the same time heroic battles of this War, but in fact this battle was won thanks to the heroism and self-sacrifice of the soldiers who died in the name of peace.
“The Geiger counter is my desktop instrument.” The legend of St. Petersburg mushroom pickers – about a strange summer and a truthful omen – Society – St. Petersburg NewsPhoto: Olga Mikhailova / vk.com 1300 whites. ” The hot summer is good for the mushrooms, she says, and it is better to peel them under Pink Floyd.
– Mushroom hunting is a family tradition. And who taught you how to find mushrooms correctly, to distinguish edible from false?
– My grandfather taught me to mushrooms.He is a passionate mushroom picker. And he was very lucky. Sometimes he walked in a roundabout way, covering up his tracks. And then people kept watch in order to sit on his tail, and followed him to the station Turyshkino. My grandfather taught me to distinguish edible mushrooms. And I am also very lucky in life that I have a wonderful husband who loves mushroom picking even more than I do. He is a true fan of quiet hunting, and our interests coincided.
I used to upload photos to VK and even organized a competition: for the first three likes, everyone got a jar of pickled mushrooms.But, unfortunately, my friends are few mushroom pickers. At one of my friends, I saw a repost from the community “Mushrooms and Mushrooms of St. Petersburg”, went in, inquired and was delighted with the careful attitude of the community members to nature. I learned a lot from them. I was very surprised when I posted the first photo of the collected porcini mushrooms and in the comments I read that these are white spruce and that they are the most delicious. And I really did collect them under the trees. At that moment, I realized that I was an absolute layman. There are those who know much more and do not show off like me.Share
– Usually mushroom pickers do not share the addresses of their favorite places. Do you share? Perhaps, besides the Tikhvin region, do you have other favorite places?
– My favorite places are in the Volkhov region. I know him as flaky. The most accurate sign of a mushroom place: if people are standing on the highway and selling mushrooms, then you have to run into the forest. But real mushroom pickers don’t give out their places. It’s my opinion.
– What is the right way to look for your own mushroom spots? Are there any signs or is it just necessary to ask a knowledgeable person properly?
– Mushroom spots require a lot of attention and experience. The names of the mushrooms speak for themselves. That is, mushrooms need trees. And also mushrooms with character: today they are here, and tomorrow there. Where the rain has passed, mushrooms will go there. Or they may not go. That’s the beauty of it. It is so unpredictable and each mushroom season is unique.
– Do you have any mushroom signs? For berry growers, for example, it is believed that the first berries found should not be eaten immediately, otherwise there will be no luck later.
– There is such a sign: if you looked at a mushroom, it stops growing.I checked it myself! This is true.
– Often, mushroom pickers, carried away by the excitement of the hunt, go astray, and then relatives have to look for them. What advice can you give to novice mushroom pickers so as not to get lost?
– We must thank the forest. I always apologize to the forest when I accidentally broke something. But it is also important not to lose your head. Remember which side the sun is from. See what the forest looks like on the map before entering it.
– According to your observations, is the coming mushroom season any different from ordinary years? It seems that after an abnormally hot summer there should be no mushrooms at all, but judging by your photos, did the heat only benefit porcini mushrooms?
– Due to the dry summer, there are very few insects in the forest.And there are also a lot of wicked whites. This has never happened before in the summer.
– How long did it take to process the catch of 522 porcini mushrooms? Do you have your own secrets on how to speed up this process or make it not so boring and monotonous – maybe you need to peel and cut mushrooms to music or some movie?
– Mushrooms are the case. When we got 522 whites, I went to bed at three in the morning. Marina the collected mushrooms immediately. When the mushrooms are clean, cut each hat – it is crunchy! I get great pleasure and just enjoy the sight of them. And the music for this business is like this: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon.
– You are asked in the comments in the community “Mushrooms and Mushroom Pickers” (apparently, not without envy): where do you need so many mushrooms? And really where?
– I have a lot of friends who do not have the opportunity to go into the forest and pick mushrooms. Some are in health, some do not have a car. When I treat my friends to mushrooms, I get real pleasure. And most importantly, my husband collects all this, and I cling to his glory.
– Please share a secret of how to properly harvest mushrooms?
– I love the aesthetic approach. So that the bay leaf is of the right size, even, and so that the hats are like a match. In this regard, I pay a lot of attention to beauty – as a result, I will get the right jar with pickled mushrooms.
– Pragmatic question. Is it possible to make money on mushrooms? If there are so many valuable ones like whites, maybe they can be handed over somewhere? Weren’t you interested in this issue?
– I’m not very good at this. Thank God for now I can do without selling mushrooms. But what I would never do is buy mushrooms on the road. I myself saw how people pick mushrooms right on the highway and sell them right there. Everyone knows that the mushroom absorbs all heavy metals very well. Therefore, I have a Geiger counter. This is my desktop tool.
– After the media started writing about your mushroom records, did you feel like a celebrity?
– Honestly, when the media started writing about me, I wanted to go like a worm into the ground.In fact, there are people who pick mushrooms more than me, but they do not brag about it. And I’m a braggart.
Questions were asked by Venera Galeeva,
5 legends about Rosa Luxemburg. Which one is true? | Culture and Lifestyle in Germany and Europe | DW
1. Rosa Luxemburg was born in Russia
Not quite so. Rosalia Luxemburg (this is her full name) was born on March 5, 1871 in the town of Zamosc, in the Kingdom of Poland. It was then really part of the Russian Empire, but administratively and legislatively it was largely independent. In 1889, Rosa emigrated to Switzerland, in 1898 to Germany, where she received German citizenship.
2. Rosa Luxemburg welcomed the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 in Russia
The revolution itself (or, as they often say, the Bolshevik coup) of 1917 – yes. What happened next – no. In 1918, she wrote about the Bolsheviks: “With the suppression of free political life throughout the country, life in the Soviets inevitably dies more and more.Without free elections, without unlimited freedom of the press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinions, life dies out in all public institutions, becomes just a semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains an active element … This is the dictatorship of the clique … Freedom must necessarily be freedom for those who who thinks differently. “
3. Rosa Luxemburg was a” blue stocking “
False. Her marriage to typographer Gustav Lübeck in 1898 was fictitious: this was the only way she was able to obtain a German passport.However, the romance with the son of the famous revolutionary movement activist Klara Zetkin, Konstantin Zetkin, whom everyone called Kostya, was real and very stormy. Kostya was 14 years younger than Rosa. They lived together for several years, and when they parted, they wrote to each other. Their correspondence – about 600 letters – has survived, and many of these letters are of a very personal, intimate nature. Therefore, their correspondence, and then only partially, was published only in the 1960s.
By the way, partly the myth about the “blue stocking” was created in the GDR: there they were silent about Rosa’s romance with Constantine, and in the official interpretation she felt only maternal feelings for him.
4. Rosa Luxemburg was a communist, and it is right that in Ukraine she was included in the list of those who fall under the law on decommunization
The law on decommunization in Ukraine is not our topic, but Rosa Luxemburg really was one of the initiators of the creation of the Union first Spartak – the German left-wing radical organization, and then the Communist Party of Germany. However, much more often she is nevertheless called an activist not of the communist, but of the social democratic movement. Rosa Luxemburg left the SPD only in 1914, after the party and its deputies supported the militaristic policy of the Kaiser.
Yes, and the communist Rosa Luxemburg was atypical: she categorically rejected terror, including state terrorism, stressed that the Communist Party should come to power only by peaceful, parliamentary means, as a result of the democratic expression of the will of the people. At the first congress of the KKE, advocated for the party to take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections, but the overwhelming majority of the delegates rejected this proposal.
5. The murderers of Rosa Luxemburg were never punished
Of the direct participants in the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, no one was really punished.Although the trial did take place over them, there were no witnesses, and the accused denied that it was they who fired. Only one lieutenant confessed that he had killed Liebknecht while trying to escape. He was sentenced … to six weeks in a guardhouse.
True, two defendants received two and a half years in prison, who beat Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg and mocked them immediately after their arrest: here a witness was found. But only one of the convicts served this term. Another managed to escape abroad.After the National Socialists came to power in Germany, he returned to his homeland as a hero.
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