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#125 ne: 14-03-2007, 04:58:28
Mazhar Krasniqi



Mazhar Krasniqi Albanian political refugee who settled in Panmure, Auckland, in the late 1950s has been named one of the top Muslim leaders of the 20th century.

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#126 ne: 14-03-2007, 04:59:06
Bill Kovach

-Director of the Harvard Fellowship; Award Winning Journalist-



Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor and "the conscience of American journalism" for his uncompromising advocacy of high professional standards, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on Thursday, November 9.

The award, established in 1952, is presented annually to honor important contributions to the nation’s journalistic achievement and to remember Lovejoy, an 1826 Colby graduate who was America’s first martyr to freedom of the press.

As the 2000 Lovejoy Fellow, Kovach will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at 8 p.m. in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel before he delivers an address. The Lovejoy convocation is open to the public.

Kovach, the son of Albanian immigrants who settled in Tennessee (his father never learned to read or write), rose to editorial positions at The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Washington Post. For 11 years, until last June, he led The Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, which strives to elevate journalism standards through publications, seminars, conferences and fellowships. In 1999 Kovach published Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media with co-author Tom Rosenstiel, a study of news coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky controversy.

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#127 ne: 14-03-2007, 04:59:30
Njazi Kuqi
-Finnish footballer-



Finland's Under-21 player of the year has recently burst into the full national scene and agreed to join Birmingham City from FC Lahti in a £400,000 deal two days before the 2005 January transfer window opened. The powerfully-built striker - brother of Blackburn Rovers striker Shefki Kuqi - spent a month on trial at St Andrews before putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year contract.

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#128 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:00:07
Elton Buonforte



I have 12 years of experience in modeling, dancing and acting. I have modeled for ad campaigns, commercials,magazines and catalogs including:GIORGIO ARMANI,DOLCE&GABBANA,CALVIN KLEIN AND GIANFRANCO FERRE as a underwear model.
I have also performed as a dancer in numerous music videos.
My acting entails the following movies and television shows:
"Mob Scene" in which I play an F.B.I agent which was shown on Discovery Channel in March 2004.
"No Rules" with Pamela Anderson, Gary Busey and Tom Sizemore, in which I play cornerman, which was shown in summer 2005.
"Living the Dream", I play a dancer.
"The Gun", I play a fighter, directed by Robert Rundle(who directed Hyper Space)
"Partners", I play a waiter and was directed by David Diamond (who directed Happy Days)
Participated in the "2004 Latin Grammy Awards".
"Mr. & Miss Magic Model of the Year Contest 2004", contestant, and I won 2nd prize.
"HERBIE FULLY LOADED", I play a pit crewmember, with Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton and Matt Dillon, was shown from June 2005 in theaters.
"Medium", I play an Arizona cop in the 10th episode of the season alongside Patricia Arquette, on TV in January 2005 on NBC Channel 4.
"Untold stories from E.R.", I play an intern doctor for two episodes, which was already at The Learning Channel, TLC Channel in April 2005.
"BLACK EYED PEAS" Birthday Bash Party in the Highlands Club in Hollywood on December 2005 I was the VIP guest.
I am very professional and easy to work with. I can also could change my look or character that fits best to your product, company or role.

Languages I speak include English, Italian, Albanian and Spanish.

Thank you for visiting my website.
Elton Buonforte

www.eltonbuonforte.com/

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#129 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:00:38
Lee Constantine Elia
-Baseball Player-



SPORTS

Lee Constantine Elia (1937– ), baseball player, coach, and manager, managed the Chicago Cubs (1982–1983) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1987–1988 ).

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#130 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:01:13
Valon Behrami

-Switzerland football player-



Behrami, who helped Switzerland reach the World Cup with a goal in a play : off match against Turkey, said he had rejected an apology from the centre:left Social Democratic Party after they issued an electronic mail shot pointing out that he had nearly failed to find refuge in the country.

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Biography

Valon Behrami (born 19 April 1985 in Mitrovicë, Kosovë) is a Swiss midfielder currently playing professional football for S.S. Lazio of Italian Serie A.

Of Kosovo-Albanian origin, Behrami moved to Stabio, a village in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, due to war when he was only a child, and he then obtained the Swiss nationality.

Behrami started playing football in Swiss sides FC Stabio, FC Chiasso and FC Lugano. After a number of impressive appearances with FC Lugano, Behrami was jointly signed by Italian teams Genoa and Udinese, and played the Serie B championship with Genoa in 2003. In 2004, Udinese sold its rights on Behrami to Hellas Verona, and therefore Behrami moved to the gialloblu side, again in Serie B. After an impressive season played with Hellas Verona, Lazio signed him in the summer of 2005. He is used to wear the #85 jersey, as he does for Lazio. He has made € 6 000 000 so far in his professional career.

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#131 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:01:45
Blerim Dzemaili

-Switzerland football player-



He is of Albanian origin from Macedonia.
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Blerim Džemaili (born 12 April 1986 in Macedonia) is a Swiss football midfielder of Albanian origin who currently, as of May 2006, plays for FC Zürich.

He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.


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Blerim Dzemaili, d’origine Albanais de Macédoine, a connu sa 1ère sélection en équipe de Suisse le 1er mars 2006 contre l’Ecosse (3-1). Il joue depuis 5 ans au club suisse de FC Zürich. Agé de 20 ans, il compte déjà 4 sélections et figurent plutôt parmi les remplaçants (62 min. de jeu) de l’équipe Suisse comme Milieu de terrain. Il porte le numéro 15 au mondial Allemagne 2006.

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#132 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:02:18
Nick Tosches
-Famous US Writer = half Albanian, Half Italian-



Nick Tosches, d'origine italo-albanaise, a d'abord travaillé pour unë marque de sous-vêtements, puis comme chasseur de serpents avant de renoncer à toute activité salariée pour se lancer dans l'écriture. Ses premiers textes furent publiés dans les magazines rock et abordent les racines des musiques populaires américaines (country, rock'n'roll) par unë érudition maniaque mais désacralisante et un constant humour à froid. Des caractéristiques que l'on retrouve dans les quinze très beaux poèmes "post-beat" déclamés ici d'unë voix à la fois précise et flegmatique par l'écrivain lui-même, lors d'unë performance à Beaubourg en mars 2001 en compagnie d'unë violoniste, d'un guitariste, d'un percussionniste et - le temps d'un morceau - de la chanteuse-poétesse Patti Smith.

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Later on, I purchased his novel Trinities, which takes place in the fascinating but unsavory world of the Mafia – with which Tosches is very familiar, both from having grown up in Newark, New Jersey, in an Italian/Albanian family, and for having written a now hard-to-find and comprehensive biography of the Sicilian mobster Michele Sindona. I did not read this very good novel until after I had finished reading The Nick Tosches Reader, which is a mighty fine sampler of Tosches’ writing (fiction, non-fiction, book and record reviews, and articles published in numerous magazines, from Vanity Fair, to Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, to name only three) -- if you want to get a good grasp of what Nick Tosches is all abo...

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#133 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:03:01
Saimir Strati

-Artist/Guiness Book recordman-



Saimir Strati speaks in front of the portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci, which he created with industrial nails, at the International Centre of Culture in Tirana, September 4, 2006. REUTERS/Arben Celi

World's largest nail mosaic hammered out

By Benet Koleka

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian artist Saimir Strati has hammered tens of thousands of nails into a wooden board over the past 24 days to create a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci and the world's biggest nail mosaic.

"I can officially confirm that we have a new record for the largest nail mosaic of eight square metres," Guinness World Records adjudicator Scott Christie said late on Monday.

The mosaic stood in the main hall of Tirana's pyramid-shaped culture centre, exactly where a larger-than-life sculpture of the late Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha used to stand.

Large-headed nails shone in the light falling on the sides of Da Vinci's flowing grey beard. Smaller black tapestry nails created shadow below his eyes and chin. Three rows of yellow nails framed the portrait.

"I have lost count of the nails, but I think it was around 400 kilos (880 pounds) of nails. I have used different nails. The condition was they should be industrial nails and they are," Strati said.

"My technique resembles (digital) camera pixels. I have used a nail for each pixel," he told Reuters.

A video record of the feat showed him nailing away for up to 12 hours a day.

"This is something quite unique and quite spectacular," Christie told Reuters, adding the mosaic is "a completely new category" for Guinness.

"We did not know quite what to expect before we came, but we are amazed and truly astounded at the fantastic work he has done, days and nights and hour upon hour," he added.

"Someone will have to try to beat that, but I do not think it will be beaten for some time."

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#134 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:04:59
Gedeon Burkhard
-German Actor (Kommissar Rex)-

He is the great-grandson of Aleksander Moisiu



Great-grandson of famous Albanian actor Alexander Moissi.

(...)Did several TV commercials (including a TV commercial for Japan)

October 2000 his contract he signed for the role as Brandtner in Kommissar Rex ended.

He was sent to bording-school in England by his parents when he was 8.

Became father of a daughter, 13 July 2004, her name is Gioia Filomena

He lived in the USA for three years, from 1995 to 1998.

His 1996 marriage lasted only four months.

Great-grandson of famous Albanian actor Alexander Moissi...

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#135 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:05:27
Marie Logoreci
-Actress-



    * The Russian Affair (1947) - Jessie
     * Tartuffe (1947) - Elmire
     * Deep Roots (1949) - Alisa Lengton
     * The Plot of the Condemned (1950) - Christina Padera
     * Halili and Hajria (1950) - Fatima
     * Six Lovers (1952) - Alyona Patrovna
     * Our Land (1954) - Loke
     * Intrigue and Love (1957) - Lady Milford
     * Seven Knights (1958 ) - Triga
     * Hamlet (1960) - Gertrude
     * The House of Bernarda Alba (1961) - Bernarda Alba
     * The Moral of Madame Dulska (1962) - Tadrahova
     * The Great Wall (1966) - Mother Jun
     * The Perkolgjinajs (1966) - Mara
     * Drita (1967) - Manushaqja - Directed by Marie Logoreci
     * The Lass of the Mountains (1967) - Prenda
     * Everybody's Roof (1968 )  - The old woman
     * The Big Drown (1977) - Gjela

Marie Logoreci (born September 23, 1920 in Shkoder, Albania). She is an actress of Albanian films and drama. She has appeared in several films such as Skanderbeg, Fëmijet e Saj, Toka Jonë. Marie is also well known for her acting on television, such as her recurring appearances on Gjenerali i Ushtrise se Vdekur. She was the most famous on her dramas with her acting.

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#136 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:05:55
Alex Buzo
-Famous Australian playright-





Alex Buzo (23 July 1944 - 16 August 2006) was an Australian playwright and author who wrote 88 works. [1]

Buzo was born in Sydney in 1944 to an Albanian-born father and an Australian mother. He attended The Armidale School in Armidale and The International School in Geneva before graduating from the University of New South Wales.


About his Dad, Zinhi

I mentioned in my writer's post that Zihni, Alex's dad, had come to Armidale for the building of the Oakey Hydro Scheme. As an aside, I spelt Zinhi's name wrongly, failing to add the h. But then, I have always said the name, rarely spelt it!

Zihni Buzo OAM was an Albanian. He used to tell me now he had been in the Boy Scouts with Enver Hoxha who later become communist dictator. Apparently Hoxha was a nasty piece of work even then.

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One of Australia's best known playwrights, Alex Buzo, died on Wednesday August 16, aged 62.

The 62-year-old died at his home in Sydney after a long battle with cancer.

Alex Buzo leaves behind a large body of work, including plays, such as Norman and Ahmed and Rooted, and novels including Tautology, I don't want to sound incredulous but I can't believe it, and A Dictionary Of The Almost Obvious.

Many of his works taught in high schools and universities. Alex Buzo leaves behind a wife and three daughters.


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#137 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:06:32
Tefta Tashko Koço
-Egyptian Soprano-




Soprano Tefta Tashko Koço (1910-1947) was born in Fayoum, Egypt, where her parents had emigrated from the end of the 19th century. In 1921 the family moved to Korçë, and in 1927 Tefta left for Montpellier to learn singing. Between 1932 and 1936 she studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Déclamation in Paris. When she returned to Albania permanently in 1936, apart from her programmes of operatic and chamber music, she also dedicated a great deal of effort to concentrating on learning and performing the Albanian urban lyric songs. She recorded twice for Columbia in Italy, in 1937 and 1942, a selection of the classical vocal repertoire and 45 Albanian urban lyric songs. Tefta was esteemed by national and foreign critics as “a lyric soprano of an excellent training, with a clear and healthy tone, with a cristaline intonation, brilliant vocal technique, discreet gestures and delightful phrasing” (Gllas, Beograd, 14 November 1945). Nearly five years before her death, Tefta and her husband, Kristo, had a son named Eno.

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#139 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:07:49
Ema Koja

The Ema Savahl Couture was brought to life by owner/designer Ema Koja, who wanted to combine fashion and art without limitations. By utilizing a strong talent in color combination, patterns and fit, Ema has created a look that has been seen on fashionistas from coast to coast. Kelly Clarkson, Tyra Banks, Paris Hilton and Paula Abdul are just a few of the many Ema Savahl fans that have been spotted.


A former European professional volleyball player never could have expected that one day, she would win the break out award for best new fashion designer in Paris, 2000. Growing up in Albania, Ema was surrounded by her three aunts who worked as designers and tailors, instilling in her a love of fashion, and a keen sense of style. While living in Italy, Ema began to study pattern making and found that her talent for design could not be overlooked. After working with Blue Marina and PARAH, her instinctual talent propelled her to move to Miami where the idea to create the Ema Savahl Couture line became a reality.
Celebrities that she works with:

www.emasavahl.com

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#140 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:08:27
Bash Dibra (Bashkim)
-  the most famous animal trainer in USA -






Bash Dibra is a big, ebullient man with a warm smile, a gentle manner, and a lifelong affinity for dogs. When he was only three years old and fled with his family from Albania to a refugee camp in Yugoslavia, he made friends with the attack dogs that guarded the compound. Later, as the family traveled through Europe, Bash was able to work with master dog trainers, and he continued his work when he came to the United States. Then came the opportunity to raise and train a wolf, and through this experience Bash developed his unique methods of dog training.



As author of two best-selling books on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in the entertainment industry, Bash Dibra sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets as well as to pets who are celebrities in their own right. Mr. Dibra has trained the pets of countless celebrities, including Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin. His own pets are celebrities themselves, featured in motion pictures, television commercials and print ads.

Bash has appeared on countless TV shows promoting responsible pet ownership, and he works diligently behind the scenes for animal welfare and to promote animals in service to mankind. Bash credits his incredible way with dogs to his beloved wolf, Mariah, who taught him so much, and who was the official symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

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#141 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:09:03
Fehmi Mahalla

-Karate Champion of EUROPE-



Headquarters           MSKA club "Dardania", Lausanne, Switzerland (since 1990)

Representative         - Member of the Swiss official national team since 2004

- Member of the Kosovo national team 1999-2000
Trophies         1996-2005 decorated by alltogether
77 medals won at 56 national, international
and world competitions in karate:
46 golden, 12 silver and 19 bronze medals
Selected top awards:
- 1st prize (heavy weight);
Shito-Ryu Shukokai World Cup,
FFKAMA (Federation of Karate and Affiliated Martial Arts), Chartres, France, 12-13/11, 2005
- 1st prize (heavy weight);
European Karate Championship, EKF
(European Karate Federation),
Tenerife, Spain, 13-15/5, 2005
- 1st prize (heavy w.) and
1st prize (open);
Swiss Karate Championship, SKU
(Swiss Karate Union), each year 2001-05

ETC ETC...         




For more infos, check his WEBSITE

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#142 ne: 14-03-2007, 05:09:43
Alketa Cela

-Opera Singer/French naturalized-



Interview (French)

Entretien
Les voix françaises, vol VII

Alketa Cela, la France comme patrie
par Catherine Scholler (13/12/2005)
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Sa voix cuivrée et puissante a impressionné tous ceux qui l’ont entendue. A l’occasion des représentations d’Iphigénie en Tauride à Nancy, Resmusica. com a rencontré Alketa Cela.

Resmusica : on pourrait trouver curieux de lire le nom d’Alketa Cela, soprano albanaise, dans une rubrique consacrée aux chanteurs français…
Alketa Cela : oui, mais l’essentiel de ma carrière se déroule en France, et puis j’ai épousé un français, violoniste, et j’ai adopté la nationalité française.

RM : La France était-elle un choix ?
AC : Pas du tout. En quittant l’Albanie, je me suis d’abord installée en Italie, j’ai débuté à Trévise avec Pamina, j’ai passé quelques concours là -bas, et Jean-Pierre Brosmann m’a entendue lors du concours Toti Dal Monte, il m’a demandé d’aller auditionner à Lyon…et je suis restée.

RM : C’est donc une série de hasard qui vous a conduit à vous installer en France ?
AC : J’y suis venue au départ avec un peu d’appréhension, car je ne connaissais pas la langue, c’était un nouveau pays, mais voilà , maintenant je m’y trouve très bien et j’y ai ma famille.

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WATCH HER ON YOUTUBE, WONDERFUL

Rockwell Blake & Alketa Cela - Les Huguenots 1/2

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#143 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:17:26
Cizia Zyke
-Writer, Gold seeker, Reporter and Adventurer-




BANTAM PRESS, LONDON Book Description: 1987 Bantam. . first edition GB. VG. dj VG. 9.5x6. 281pp. 2 maps. Bookseller . This is the story of one man's search for gold. Cizia Zyke is the ultimate adventurer, always in search of a bigger and better game. Oro traces the rise and fall of his fortunes in South America from solo prospecting on the Osa peninsula to the search for antiquities in the Colombian jungle. Zyke survived snakes, hostile natives, a near-fatal bout of malaria and the terrors of the continent's notorious prisons to continue his single-minded quest - a real-life Indiana Jones with a breathtaking tale to tell.


www.ciziazyke.com/


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#144 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:17:52
George Tames
-Half Greek/Half Albo - American Photographer for the New York Times -



My next introduction to the Hill was the introduction of a long love affair, that began in 1940--
maybe 1939, because by 1940 I was pretty well established. In 1939, when I was a copyboy for Time
and Life in Washington, it was my job to be a gopher, and I would go up and * up bills, and
handouts, and releases, and whenever there was an assignment up there for one of the Time and Life
photographers to photograph any personality, invariably I would ask to come along and hold their gear,
and write their captions, and so forth. I became fascinated with a camera, and also realized that being the son of a Greek-Albanian immigrants, a first generation American who couldn't speak English when
he went to school, that my schooling was minimal. In fact, I dropped out of high school in the tenth
grade, I had to go to work, there just wasn't any money. Being the oldest, I ...

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#145 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:18:27
LAWRENCE AURIANA
-the new president of the Columbus Citizens Foundation-



Lawrence Auriana was a kid from East Harlem that wanted to become rich. He was lookin for...

The Freedom To Fight Back

By Stefano Vaccara

LAWRENCE AURIANA is the new president of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, one of the most important Italoamerican organizations in New York and in America. He is also a very successful businessman. He and his partner Hans Utsch (...)

My maternal grandparents were the Spinas. My grandfather was from Alliano (Basilicata) and married a Calabrian from Santa Sofia d'Epiro. She was from the old Albanian community. When my mother and grandmother wanted to talk and didn't want my grandfather to hear, they spoke Albanian. My mother's 91 years old now, she grew up in America speaking all three languages: Albanian, Italian and English”.

“I was born in East Harlem in '44 and stayed there until I went to college, Fordham University in the Bronx. So I experienced East Harlem's whole transition from an Italian to a Latino neighborhood. East Harlem was like living in America and Italy at the same time. I remember in the elementary schools 90% of the kids were Italoamericans or new Italian immigrants. Little Italy had a different culture, a different vision of the world. My first close encounter with a culture other than my own was in the Bronx, because some of the students weren't Italoamerican. They were mostly Irish American. They ate differently, they had different holidays, different traditions...I remember the cafeteria, we Italians all sat together and the Irish and Polish kept to themselves. The first time I met a non Catholic was when I first began to work, and met some Jewish people. Before, I didn't have a single friendship with anyone who wasn't Catholic.”




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#146 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:18:59
Emonela Jaho
-Soprano-



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#147 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:19:30
Konstantina Lukes
-Worcester Mayor-


Written by Christina Oneill   
Monday, 11 December 2006


Question authority



Incoming Worcester Mayor Konstantina Lukes, who takes the seat vacated by Lieutenant Governor-elect Tim Murray, says she learned early in life to distrust the government. The eight-term city councilor-at-large, the second-biggest vote-getter in the last election, says she has always based her outlook on questioning whether government works in the best interest of its citizens. With a change in leadership at the state level and with so many projects in development in Worcester, she talks about the need for a city government environment that�s conducive to change � and the need for a public forum in which to make those changes.

In your role as City Councilor, you�ve been labeled a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. Some call you a contrarian. How will you strike a balance between advocacy and being able to call attention to problems?

Lukes: I come to the mayorship based on a popular vote rather than the selection of my peers. The popular vote indicates there is some support for independent thought, and fiscal conservatism.

I�ve always had a place in my heart for outsiders, having been labeled one myself. My parents were Albanian immigrants who were cut off from their families in the Old Country and I learned early in life that certain governments had to be distrusted. I had a godfather who went back to the old country to Albania, didn�t like it, tried to leave and was then [made] a political prisoner for 15 years. All mail was censored; you couldn�t travel in or out of the country.


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Councilor Konstantina Lukes
 says a strong mayor will
 deepen machine politics.

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#148 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:22:16


Pelasgo-Etruscan

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#149 ne: 14-03-2007, 06:23:11
Niketa Dardani

Te Deum is an early Christian hymn of praise. The great hymn of Christianity "Te Deum Laudamus (ty zote te lavderojme)" was written by an Albanian Archbishop over fifteen hundreds years ago by Niketa Dardani.

Në hapësirën e iliro-shqiptarëve u formuan edhe disa personalitete që themeluan letërsinë e krishterë të ritualit roman. Kryelutja mijëvjeçare e krishtërimit perëndimor "Ty zot të lavdërojmë" - "Te Deum Laudamus", e cila u kompozua nga shën Niketa i Dardanisë (ose shën Niketa i Remesianës), u përhap në disa variante në Europën Perëndimore pas vitit 525 dhe është edhe sot një prej vlerave kryesore të krishtërimit. Sipas burimeve serioze të arkeomuzikologjisë, duke përfshirë ato britanike, franceze dhe italiane, Niketa ka shkruar se "ishte dardan" ("dardanus sum") . Ndërsa përkthimi i parë i Biblës prej hebraishtes në latinishte, i njohur me emrin "La Vulgata", u arrit në vitin 405, nga një ilir tjetër i shenjtëruar, Jeronimi i Eusebit (Hieronymus, i mbiquajtur edhe "shën Gjeri") . Shën Niketa dhe shën Jeronimi, që pasuruan kulturën e krishtërimit të Perëndimit, patën bashkëkohës e pasues që dhanë të njëjtën ndihmesë historike për pasurimin e letërsisë së krishtërimit lindor, përmes përkthimeve në greqishte të vjetër të ungjijve në dorëshkrimet e tipit "kodik".

This is also the earliest music to date.

Te Deum laudamus: We praise you, God:
te Dominum confitemur. we acknowledge you as Lord.
Te aeternum patrem, All the earth venerates you
omnis terra veneratur. as the eternal father.

Tibi omnes angeli, To you all the angels,
tibi caeli et universae potestates: to you the heavens and all the powers:
tibi cherubim et seraphim, to you the cherubim and seraphim
incessabili voce proclamant: sing with unending voice:
"Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus "Holy, Holy, Holy
Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Lord God of hosts.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra Heaven and earth are full
maiestatis gloriae tuae." of the majesty of your glory."

Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus, The glorious chorus of Apostles praises you,
te prophetarum laudabilis numerus, the praiseworthy number of prophets praises you,
te martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus. the white-robed army of martyrs praises you.

Te per orbem terrarum The holy Church gives witness to you
sancta confitetur Ecclesia, throughout the whole world
Patrem immensae maiestatis; as the Father of immense majesty;
venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium; your true and only Son who is to be worshipped,
Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum. and also the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Tu rex gloriae, Christe. O Christ, you are the king of glory.
Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius. You are the eternal son of the Father.
Tu, ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, Undertaking to liberate humanity,
non horruisti Virginis uterum. you did not dread the womb of the Virgin.

Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, By overcoming the sting of death,
aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum. you opened the kingdom of heaven to believers.
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, You sit at the right hand of God,
in gloria Patris. in the glory of the Father.

Iudex crederis esse venturus. We believe you will come as judge.

Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni, Therefore we ask you, assist your servants,
quos pretioso sanguine redemisti. whom you have redeemed by your precious blood.
Aeterna fac Make them to be numbered among the holy ones
cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari. in eternal glory.

Salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, Save your people, Lord,
et benedic hereditati tuae. and bless your inheritance.
Et rege eos, And rule them,
et extolle illos usque in aeternum. and lift them up into eternity.

Per singulos dies benedicimus te; We bless you every day;
et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, and we praise your name for ever,
et in saeculum saeculi. and throughout all ages.

Dignare, Domine, die isto Deign to keep us, O Lord,
sine peccato nos custodire. without sin this day.
Miserere nostri, Domine, Have mercy on us, O Lord,
miserere nostri. have mercy on us.

Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos, May your mercy be upon us, O Lord,
quemadmodum speravimus in te. since we have hoped in you.
In te, Domine, speravi: I have hoped in you, O Lord:
non confundar in aeternum. may I not be confounded for ever.

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