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If you reload the // script from the server using GET, you won't use these variables. // // if you want to cahnge the target so that going backward or // forward does not require a reload, then you will be setting these // from the buttons, probably best done with a handler for onClick() var thisMonth = myDate.getMonth(); var thisYear = myDate.getFullYear(); // Figure out the arguments the page was loaded with // and what they mean to use GET for the PREVIOUS and NEXT features. var URLargs = getURLArgs(true); if (URLargs.year) { thisYear = parseInt(URLargs.year); } if (URLargs.month) { thisMonth = (parseInt(URLargs.month)%12); } if (URLargs.starton) { calStartDOW = (parseInt(URLargs.starton)%7); } function isLeapYear( year ){ // is it leap year ? returns a boolean return ( (0 == (year%4)) && ( (0 != (year%100)) || (0 == (year%400)))); // ie, if the year divides by 4, but not by 100 except when it divides by // 400, it is leap year } function isValidDayOfMonth( day, month, year) { // Determine whether a day is valid // (ie, prevents Feb 30 from being processed) // ( not used but left here for other pages that use // this calendar, like the time-off request form ) if (day <= 0) { return false; } if (isLeapYear(year)) { return (day <= leapdays[month])} return ( day <= yeardays[month]); } function canonicalDate(day, month, year) { // return the number of days since Jan 0 2000 (ie, 1/1/2K returns 1, 31/12/1999 returns 0) // for days before Jan 1 2000, returns negative numbers var canonDate = 0; // if the function had no arguments, use today's date; var mday = myDate.getDate(); var mmon = myDate.getMonth(); var myr = myDate.getFullYear(); if( arguments.length > 0 ) { mday = arguments[0]; } if( arguments.length > 1 ) { mmon = arguments[1]; } if( arguments.length > 2 ) { myr = arguments[2]; } if(myr >= 2000) { canonDate += mday; while(mmon > 0) { canonDate += isLeapYear(myr) ? leapdays[mmon]: yeardays[mmon]; mmon--;} while(myr > 2000){ canonDate += isLeapYear(myr) ? 366: 365; myr--; } } else { canonDate -= isLeapYear(myr) ? leapdays[mmon] - mday: yeardays[mmon] - mday; while(mmon < 11) { mmon++; canonDate -= isLeapYear(myr) ? leapdays[mmon]: yeardays[mmon];} while(myr < 1999){ myr++; canonDate -= isLeapYear(myr) ? 366: 365;} } return canonDate; } function dateDiff(firstDate, secondDate) { // returns the result in days of subtracting firstDate from secondDate. Result is // negative if secondDate came before firstDate. var days= ( canonicalDate(secondDate.getDate(), secondDate.getMonth(), secondDate.getFullYear()) - canonicalDate(firstDate.getDate(), firstDate.getMonth(), firstDate.getFullYear())); return days; } function shiftArray(myArray) { // since Array.shift() is missing or broken on some versions of MSIE // we fake it here. if(-1 != navigator.appVersion.indexOf("MSIE")) { var myVal = myArray[0]; for(i=0; i<(myArray.length -1); i++) { myArray[i] = myArray[i+1];} myArray.length = myArray.length -1; return myVal; } else return myArray.shift(); } function isHoliday(year,mon,mday) { // is the date on the list? // the format is a little sensitive, you // have to make sure that 'mon' is // something that Date.parse() can understand var dStr = mday + " " + mon + " " + year; if(holidays[dStr]) { return true; } return false; } function isWeekend( year, mon, mday) { var mDate = new Date(mday + " " + mon + " " + year); return ( ( 0 == mDate.getDay()) || ( 6 == mDate.getDay() )); } function calculateWorkDays( startDate, endDate) { // called with 2 Date Objects as arguments. // calculates the number of workdays between two dates by adding up the // number of days and subtracting weekends and holidays. var myEndDate = canonicalDate(endDate.getDate(), endDate.getMonth(), endDate.getFullYear()); var counter = 0; var mDay = startDate.getDate(); var mMonth = startDate.getMonth(); var mYear = startDate.getFullYear(); while (canonicalDate(mDay, mMonth, mYear) <= myEndDate) { if(! ( isHoliday(mYear,months[mMonth],mDay) || isWeekend(mYear,months[mMonth],mDay)) ) { counter++; } // increment the date - are we at the end of a month ? var omDay = mDay; var omMonth = mMonth; var omYear = mYear; mDay = isLeapYear(mYear) ? ((mDay >= leapdays[mMonth]) ? 1 : mDay+1): ((mDay >= yeardays[mMonth]) ? 1 : mDay+1); // do we need to increment the month ? mMonth = (mDay == 1) ? (mMonth +1) % 12: mMonth; // do we need to increment the year? mYear = ( (mDay == 1) && (mMonth == 0)) ? mYear + 1: mYear; // startDate = new Date(mDay, mMonth, mYear); } return counter; } function writeCalendar(target, myYear, myMonth, sday, eday) { // writes a calendar to target for myMonth myYear. // sday and eday are optional values indicating the range of dates // to be set in bold. // get a new date for the first day of the month the user is looking at var calDate = new Date( myYear, myMonth, 1, 0,0,0,0 ); // how many days are in the month ? var mDays = isLeapYear(myYear) ? leapdays[myMonth]: yeardays[myMonth]; var i = 0; // what day of the week does the month start on? var wkDay = calDate.getDay(); var dateBgAtt = ""; var dateFontTag = ""; var fontCloseTag = ""; var boldTag = ""; var unBoldTag = ""; // if the function was called with the sday and eday arguments, then the // caller wants a range of dates written in bold var useBold = arguments.length >= 5 ? true: false; // write the header for the calendar ( month and year ) target.write("<center>\n<table border='0' cellpadding='6' cellspacing='0' width=\"80%\">\n"); // set the background color in the TR tag target.write("<tr bgcolor=\"", calHdrBGColor, "\">"); // set the FG color using a FONT tag, better would be style sheets target.write("<td COLSPAN='5'><font COLOR=\"", calHdrFGColor, "\"><strong>", longmonths[myMonth], "</strong></font></td>","<td COLSPAN='2'><font COLOR=\"", calHdrFGColor, "\"><strong>", myYear, "</strong></font></td></tr>\n"); // write the abbreviations for days of the week into the top line of the calendar target.write("<tr bgcolor=\"", dowBGColor, "\">"); for(i=0; i< 7; i++) { target.write("<td><font COLOR=\"", dowFGColor, "\">", dow[((i+calStartDOW)%7)], "</font></td>"); } target.write("</tr>\n"); // start the first line with blank spaces until we get to the first day of the month target.write("<tr align='RIGHT'>"); for(i=0 ; i < ((7 - calStartDOW + wkDay)%7); i++) { target.write("<td> &nbsp; </td>"); } // since javascript doesn't do modulus on negative numbers, // add 7 to anything that might be negative var cmdate = i - ((7 - calStartDOW + wkDay)%7); // write the weekdays for( i=i; cmdate < mDays ; i++) { // what is the date ? cmdate++; // if we have reached the end of a week, start another one if(0 == (i%7)){ target.write("</tr>\n<tr align='RIGHT'>"); } // if the date is a holiday or weekend, set it in color if( (isHoliday(calDate.getFullYear(),months[calDate.getMonth()],cmdate)) || (isWeekend(calDate.getFullYear(),months[calDate.getMonth()],cmdate)) ) { dateBgAtt = ""; dateFontTag = "<font COLOR=\"" + holidayColor + "\">"; fontCloseTag = "</font>"; } else { dateBgAtt = ""; dateFontTag = ""; fontCloseTag = ""; } // set the days off in bold if( ( useBold ) && (cmdate >= sday) && (cmdate <= eday)) { boldTag = "<strong>"; unBoldTag = "</strong>"; } else { boldTag = ""; unBoldTag = ""; } target.write("<td ", dateBgAtt, " >", dateFontTag, boldTag, cmdate, unBoldTag, fontCloseTag, "</td>"); } while(0 != (i%7)) { target.write("<td> </td>"); i++; } target.write("</tr>"); target.write("</table></center>\n"); } function drawCalendar( ourTarget, ourYear, ourMonth, startDay, endDay) { // serves as a wrapper for writeCalendar() // if you want to do anything special, such as changing the colors, // or opening a special window, you can do it here before calling writeCalendar(). // sday and eday are optional values indicating the range of dates // to be set in bold. // arguments: // ourTarget - document to write to // ourYear, ourMonth - integers, typically returned by Date.getMonth() and Date.getDate() // startDay, endDay - optional start and end days for bolding var myMonth = myDate.getMonth(); var myYear = myDate.getFullYear(); var target = document; // strictly speaking, all the arguments are optional. // if you only want this month's calendar, called drawCalendar() with no args. if(arguments.length >= 1) { target = ourTarget; } if(arguments.length >= 2) { myYear = ourYear; } if(arguments.length >= 3) { myMonth = ourMonth; } { writeCalendar(target, myYear, myMonth, startDay, endDay); } } function getURLArgs(caseBool) { // gets the arguments the page was loaded with - that is, // everything after the first '?' // parameters: // caseBool - set to true or positive integer to force lowercase // for parameter values // // values are ALWAYS case sensitive // var casefree = ( (true == caseBool) || (caseBool >= 1)) ? true: false; var args = new Object(); var query = location.search.substring(1); // alert(query); var pairs = query.split("&"); for(var i = 0; i< pairs.length; i++) { pairs[i]= unescape(pairs[i]); var pos=pairs[i].indexOf('='); if(-1 == pos) continue; var argname; if(true != casefree) { argname = pairs[i].substring(0,pos); } else { argname = pairs[i].substring(0,pos).toLowerCase(); } var value = pairs[i].substring(pos+1); args[argname] = value; } return args; } function newCalendars(myear, mmonth) { // puts three calendars on the page from which it was called. (last month, this month, next month) // Params when called with 2 arguments: // myear - the year for the center calendar // mmonth - the month for the center calendar var myMonth = thisMonth; var myYear = thisYear; if(arguments.length == 2) { myMonth = mmonth; myYear == myear; } // it's surprising how many coders don't use modular arithmetic to // do date and time. Javascript doesn't understand negative numbers in // positive modulus, so we add 11 instead of subtracting 1. var lastMonth = (myMonth + 11) % 12; var lmYear = (myMonth == 0)? myYear -1: myYear; var nextMonth = (myMonth +1)%12; var nmYear = (myMonth == 11)? myYear + 1: myYear; // WRITE Display options: var calStyleString = "<center>Calendar Style: US" + "<input type='radio' name='calStyle' value='us'" + ((calStartDOW == 0)? " CHECKED " : " ") + " onclick='document.newCal.startOn.value=\"0\"; " + "document.newCal.submit();'> " + "" + "Euro <input type='radio' name='calStyle' value='euro'" + ((calStartDOW == 1)? " CHECKED " : " ") + " onclick='document.newCal.startOn.value=\"1\"; " + "submit();'></center>"; document.write(calStyleString); // WRITE CALENDAR #1: document.write("<table align=\"center\" valign=\"top\" width=\"90\%\"><tr valign=\"TOP\"><td>"); var isThisMonth = ((lastMonth == myDate.getMonth())&& (lmYear==myDate.getFullYear())); drawCalendar(document, lmYear, lastMonth, (isThisMonth ? myDate.getDate():0), (isThisMonth ? myDate.getDate():0)); isThisMonth = ((myMonth == myDate.getMonth())&& (myYear==myDate.getFullYear())); document.write("</td>\n<td>"); // WRITE CALENDAR #2: drawCalendar(document, myYear, myMonth, (isThisMonth? myDate.getDate():0), (isThisMonth? myDate.getDate():0)); document.write("</td>\n<td>"); // WRITE CALENDAR #3: isThisMonth = ((nextMonth == myDate.getMonth())&& (nmYear==myDate.getFullYear())); drawCalendar(document, nmYear, nextMonth, (isThisMonth ? myDate.getDate():0), (isThisMonth ? myDate.getDate():0)); document.write("</td></tr></table>\n"); // write the NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons: // note that we create a form and use the document URL as the target, // with the METHOD of GET. // // If we were writing the calendars into a separate window or frame, // we wouldn't need to reload; we could just change the global values // for thisYear, thisMonth, and calStartDOW, and refresh that window // by calling newCalendars() with that window as target. // var docName = location.pathname; var buttonString = "<input type=\"BUTTON\" value=\"&LT;&LT; Previous\"" + " onclick='document.newCal.month.value=\"" + lastMonth+ "\"; " + "document.newCal.year.value=" + lmYear + "; " + "submit();' > "; document.write("<form name=\"newCal\" METHOD=\"GET\" ACTION=\"" + docName + "\">"); document.write("<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"month\" value=\"" + myMonth +"\">"); document.write("<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"year\" value=\"" + myYear +"\">"); document.write("<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"startOn\" value=\"" + calStartDOW +"\">"); document.write("<center>"); document.write( buttonString); buttonString = "<input type=\"BUTTON\" value=\" Next >> \"" + " onclick='document.newCal.month.value=" + nextMonth+ "; " + "document.newCal.year.value=" + nmYear + "; " + "submit();' > "; document.write(" "); 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The first day of Spring. The beginning of a <a target="_blank" href="http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/TropicalYear.html"> Tropical Year</a> <li>March Madness basketball finals. <li>March 17 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/StPatrick.html"> St. Patrick's Day</a>. <li>March 23 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/oscars.html"> Academy Awards</a>. <li>April 1 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/AprilFool.html"> April Fool's Day</a>. <li>First Sunday in April - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/DST.html"> Daylight Savings Time</a> begins at 2 AM (Spring forward all <a href="1clocks.htm"> clocks</a> one hour), except Arizona, Hawaii and Indiana. <li>Purim festival in Israel, celebrating the story of Esther. <li>April 11 - 8 day <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Passover.html"> Passover</a> (Pesach) begins at sundown. <li>April - UCLA Festival of Books <li>April 12-16, 1999 <a target="_blank" href="http://events.internet.com/"> Spring Internet World</a> at LA Conv. Center <li><a target="_blank" href="http://protestantism.miningco.com/library/weekly/aa040698.htm"> The 7 Day Preparation for Holy Week</a> <li><select name="EasterDate" size=1> <option value=""> 16 Apr 1995 </option> <option value=""> 7 Apr 1996 </option> <option value=""> 30 Mar 1997 </option> <option value=""> 12 Apr 1998 </option> <option value=""> 4 Apr 1999 </option> <option value=""> 23 Apr 2000 </option> <option value=""> 15 Apr 2001 </option> <option value=""> 31 Mar 2002 </option> <option value=""> 20 Apr 2003 </option> <option value=""> 11 Apr 2004 </option> <option value=""> 27 Mar 2005 </option> <option value=""> 16 Apr 2006 </option> <option value=""> 8 Apr 2007 </option> <option value=""> 23 Mar 2008 </option> <option value="" selected> 12 Apr 2009 </option> <option value=""> 4 Apr 2010 </option> </select> (between March 22 and April 25) <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Easter.html"> Easter</a> &#8212; the first Sunday after the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.assa.org.au/edm.html#Method"> Paschal Full Moon</a> that follows the first day of <strong>Spring</strong> in the Northern Hemisphere. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.khouse.org/blueletter/he_is_risen.html"> Videos</a> <em>Do bunnies lay eggs?</em> <li><SMALL>April 13 - New Year <a target="_blank" href="http://www.asiatour.com/thailand/e-02trav/et-tr100.htm"> Songkran</a> celebrations in Thailand.</SMALL> <li>April 15 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/IRS.html"> Income Taxes due</a>. <li>May 1 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/MayDay.html"> May Day</a>. <li> 2nd Sunday in May <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Mother.html"> Mother's Day</a> <li>Ascension (between April 30 and June 3) <li><select name="Pentacostdate" size=1> <option value=""> 4 Jun 1995 </option> <option value=""> 26 May 1996 </option> <option value=""> 18 May 1997 </option> <option value=""> 31 May 1998 </option> <option value=""> 23 May 1999 </option> <option value=""> 11 Jun 2000 </option> <option value=""> 3 Jun 2001 </option> <option value=""> 19 May 2002 </option> <option value=""> 8 Jun 2003 </option> <option value=""> 30 May 2004 </option> <option value=""> 15 May 2005 </option> <option value=""> 4 Jun 2006 </option> <option value=""> 27 May 2007 </option> <option value="" selected> 11 May 2008 </option> <option value=""> 31 May 2009 </option> <option value=""> 23 May 2010 </option> </select>(between May 10 and June 13)<br /> <a href="1future.htm"> Pentecost (Whit Sunday)</a> <li> Memorial Day (US holiday) </td><td width="15">&nbsp; </td><td width=235><br /> <img align="right" src="http://merc.tv/img/wwyrbook.gif" width=50 height=50> <p class="Quote"> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/joke.gif"> Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear. <p class="Quote"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/quote.gif" width="20" height="18"> Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. &#8212;Lady Jane Fellowes, Henry Van Dyke <p class="Quote"> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/joke.gif"> I went for a walk last night, and she asked me &#8220;How long are you going to be gone?&#8221; I said, &#8220;The whole time.&#8221; <p> </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="LEFT" bgcolor=#FFFFFF> <a name="SummerTimez"></a><h3> <a href="#SummerTimz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Summer:</h3> <p><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound2()"> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/art/Chris Paschke Summer.jpg" alt="Chris Paschke - Summer (xia4 tian1)" width="104" height="104" border="0"></a> </td><td> <ul> <li>June 22 = <a target="_blank" href="http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/SummerSolstice.html"> Summer Solstice</a>, the longest day of the year for sunlight (about 15 hours) in the northern hemisphere. The first day of Summer! <li>July 4th - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Fourth.html"> Independence Day</a>. <img src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/fcracker.gif" alt="Firecracker" valign="BOTTOM" width="32" height="32"> <li>July/Aug. (Fri., Sat., Sun.) &#8212;Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie <a target="_blank" href="http://www.harvest.org/crusades/"> in Edison Field, Anaheim</a>. <li>Aug. 13-16 Buddhist event <strong>o-bon</strong> observed in Japan to pray for the peace of the souls of ancestors. <li>September 7 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/labor.html"> Labor Day</a>. <br /><img src="http://merc.tv/img/xls.gif"><tt>=DATE(F$1,9,7)-MOD(DATE(F$1,9,7)-2,7)</tt> <li>1st. Sat. September - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.intlyouth.com"> See You At The Pole Rally</a> <li>7:00am in your time zone, Wed. September 16 - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.syatp.com"> See You At The School Pole</a> </ul> </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="LEFT" bgcolor=#FFFFFF> <a name="FallTimez"></a><h3> <a href="#FallTimz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Autumn<br />/Fall:</h3> <p><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound3()"> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/art/Chris Paschke Autumn.jpg" alt="Chris Paschke - Autumn (qiu1 tian1)" width="104" height="104" border="0"></a> </td><td><ul> <li>September 22 = <a target="_blank" href="http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/AutumnalEquinox.html"> Autumnal Equinox</a> when night and day are nearly of the same length. <li><a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Columbus.html"> U.S. Columbus Day</a> <li>U.S. Baseball <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/baseball.html"> World Series</a> <li>October - Octoberfest at Alpine Village and elsewhere. <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.holidays.net/highholydays/"> Yom Kippur</a> begins at sundown. <li> <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/DST.html"> Daylight Savings Time</a> ends in the Northern Hemisphere (Fall back all <a href="1clocks.htm"> clocks</a> one hour (except in the Soviet Union). <li>October 31 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Halloween.html"> Halloween</a> and Harvest Festival. <em> Trick or treat! </em> <li>November 1-2 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/muertos.html"> Mexico's Dia del los Muertos (Days of the Dead)</a> <li>November 1 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cityofangelsfilmfest.org/"> City of Angels annual film festival</a> on the theology of <a href="1movies.htm"> movies</a>. <li>November - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Hanukkah.html"> Hanukkah</a> begins at sundown Friday. <li>Last Thursday in November - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Thanksgiving.html"> Thanksgiving</a>. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/thank.html> George Washington's Proclaimation making Thanksgiving a national holiday</a>. <li> November 28 - Buy Nothing Day </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="LEFT" bgcolor=#FFFFFF> <a name="WinterTimez"></a><h3> <a href="#WinterTimz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Winter:</h3> <p><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound4()"> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/art/Chris Paschke Winter.jpg" alt="Chris Paschke - Winter (dong1 tian1)" width="104" height="104" border="0"></a> <!-- <a class="OfferText" href=http://www.isp.nwu.edu/~david/jesse/parrish_three.html> <img align="right" src="http://www.isp.nwu.edu/~david/jesse/img/parrish/parris21.jpg" width=120 height=144 border="0"> <br />Christmas Morning, 1949, by Maxfield Parish</a> --> </td><td> <ul> <li> December 22 - Winter Solstice &#8212; the shortest day of the year for sunlight in the northern hemisphere. The first day of Winter! <li>December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day &#8212; "a day that will live in infamy." <li>December 10 - the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nobel.se/"> Nobel Prize</a> is awarded at a dinner in Stockholm, Sweden. The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway. <a target="_blank" href="http://nobelprizes.com/nobel/cgi-bin/quiz.cgi"> Trivia Quiz</a> <li>December 25 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Christmas.html"> Christmas</a>. <li>January 19 - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.holidays.net/mlk/index.htm"> Martin Luther King's Birthday</a>. <br /><img src="http://merc.tv/img/xls.gif"><tt>=DATE(F$1,1,21)-MOD(DATE(F$1,1,5),7)</tt> <li>Sunday, February? <a target="_blank" href="http://www.superbowl.com/"> Superbowl</a> (NFL vs. AFL) on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fox.com/"> Fox TV network</a> <li>Feburary 2 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/groundhog.html"> Groundhog Day</a>. <li><a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/ChineseNewYear.html"> Chinese New Year</a> (based on the <a target="_blank" href="http://ericir.syr.edu/Projects/CHCP/calendar.html"> Chinese Lunar Calendar</a>) <li> <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Lincoln.html"> Lincoln's Birthday</a> <li>Feburary 14 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Valentine.html"> Valentine's Day</a> <a src="http://merc.tv/img/heart.gif">. <li>Feburary 22 - U.S. <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/Washington.html"> Washington's Birthday</a> <li>Fat Tuesday <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/MardiGras.html"> Madi Gras</a> in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.yatcom.com/neworl/mardi/marditop.html"> New Orleans</a> and elsewhere. <li><select name="AshWedDate" size=1> <option value=""> 1 Mar 1995 </option> <option value=""> 21 Feb 1996 </option> <option value=""> 12 Feb 1997 </option> <option value=""> 25 Feb 1998 </option> <option value=""> 17 Feb 1999 </option> <option value=""> 8 Mar 2000 </option> <option value=""> 28 Feb 2001 </option> <option value=""> 13 Feb 2002 </option> <option value=""> 5 Mar 2003 </option> <option value=""> 25 Feb 2004 </option> <option value=""> 9 Feb 2005 </option> <option value=""> 1 Mar 2006 </option> <option value=""> 21 Feb 2007 </option> <option value=""> 6 Feb 2008 </option> <option value="" selected> 25 Feb 2009 </option> <option value=""> 17 Feb 2010 </option> </select> (between Feb. 4 and March 10)<br />Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent <li>March 17 - <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/StPatrick.html"> U.S. St. Patrick's Day</a>. </td><td width="15">&nbsp; </td><td width="235" bgcolor="#CFEFCF"><br /> <img align="left" src="http://merc.tv/img/hollyicon.gif" width=46 height=46> The holly is a plant rich with Christian symbolism &#8212; thorns on leaves for the crown of thorns placed upon the head of Jesus; red berries for the blood Jesus dropped for us. <p> <a href="1music.htm#Christmas"><img alt="another page on this site" src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/go.png" width="11" height="12" /> Xmas hymns</a> <p> &#8220;Xmas&#8221; is short for &#8220;Christmas&#8221; because X is the Greek letter <em lang="el">Chi</em>, the first letter of &#8220;Chistos&#8221; &#8212;the Greek name for Jesus. <p> <a href="1langs.htm#GreekLang"><img alt="another page on this site" src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/go.png" width="11" height="12" /> Learning Greek</a> </td></tr> </table> </ul> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#IntlNamez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#YearNamez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <p class="Byline" align="CENTER"><center> Links to holidays are provided by the University of Illinois's <a target="_blank" href="http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/">Intensive English Institute <img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemexit.gif" width="17" height="11" alt="A website external to this site" border="0" /></a> </center></P> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="YearNamez"></a><h2> <a href="#YearNamez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Names of Years</h2> <ul> <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" border="1"> <tr><th> English </th><th> <a target="_blank" href="1chinese.htm">Chinese</a> </th><th colspan="5"> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.geocities.com/chinese_calendar/year/calendar.html"> <em>dizhi</em></a> &nbsp; Years </th><th> Time of Day </th></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Rat </td><td> Shu <font size="3"> </font></td><td> 60 </td><td> 72 </td><td> 84 </td><td> 96 </td><td> 08 </td><td align="center"> 2300-0100 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Ox </td><td> Niu <font size="3">[rt^ </font></td><td> 61 </td><td> 73 </td><td> 85 </td><td> 97 </td><td> 09 </td><td align="center"> 0100-0300 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Tiger </td><td> Hu <font size="3">N </font></td><td> 62 </td><td> 74 </td><td> 86 </td><td> 98 </td><td> 10 </td><td align="center"> 0300-0500 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Hare </td><td> Tu <font size="3">ΑTQ </font></td><td> 63 </td><td> 75 </td><td> 87 </td><td> 99 </td><td> 11 </td><td align="center"> 0500-0700 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Dragon </td><td> Long <font size="3"></font></td><td> 64 </td><td> 76 </td><td> 88 </td><td> 00 </td><td> 12 </td><td align="center"> 0700-0900 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Serpent </td><td> She <font size="3">dž </font></td><td> 65 </td><td> 77 </td><td> 89 </td><td> 01 </td><td> 13 </td><td align="center"> 0900-1100 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Horse </td><td> Ma <font size="3">l </font></td><td> 66 </td><td> 78 </td><td> 90 </td><td> 02 </td><td> 14 </td><td align="center"> 1100-1300 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Sheep </td><td> Yang <font size="3"> </font></td><td> 67 </td><td> 79 </td><td> 91 </td><td> 03 </td><td> 15 </td><td align="center"> 1300-1500 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Monkey </td><td> Hou <font size="3">4s </font></td><td> 68 </td><td> 80 </td><td> 92 </td><td> 04 </td><td> 16 </td><td align="center"> 1500-1700 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Cock </td><td> Ji <font size="3">lQ! </font></td><td> 69 </td><td> 81 </td><td> 93 </td><td> <strong>05</strong> </td><td> 17 </td><td align="center"> 1700-1900 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Dog </td><td> Gou <font size="3">r </font></td><td> 70 </td><td> 82 </td><td> 94 </td><td> 06 </td><td> 18 </td><td align="center"> 1900-2100 </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Boar </td><td> Zhu <font size="3">lQ*s </font></td><td> 71 </td><td> 83 </td><td> 95 </td><td> 07 </td><td> 19 </td><td align="center"> 2100-2300 </td></tr> </table> <p> <em>annus mirabilis</em> is a Latin phrase for "year of wonders"; an especially successful or auspicious year. </p><p> "AM" is an acronym of <em>ante meridiem</em>, which means "before midday" in Latin. <br /> "PM" is an acronym of <em>post meridiem</em>, which means "after midday" in Latin. </p><p> <br /> A "Fortnight" is 14 Days <br /> A "Vinal" is 20 Days <br /> A "Score" is 20 Solar Years. So the "four score and 20" in Abraham Lincoln's Gettysberg Address is 100 years. </p><p> The ancient Mayans had <a target="_blank" href="http://webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html#Anchor-What-65428"> names for long time spans</a>. Their <em><strong> alautun </strong></em> is probably the longest named period in any calendar: </p><p> 1 <em>alautun</em> = 20 kinchiltun = 23,040,000,000 days (approx. 63 million years) <br /> 1 <em>kinchiltun</em> = 20 calabtun = 1,152,000,000 days (approx. 3 million years) <br /> 1 <em>calabtun</em> = 20 pictun = 57,600,000 days (approx. 158,000 years) <br /> 1 <em>pictun</em> = 20 baktun = 2,880,000 days (approx. 7885 years) <br /> A <em>Baktun</em> is 20 Katuns 144,000 Days (approx. 394 years) <br /> A <em>katun</em> is 7200 Days (approx. 20 years) <br /> A <em>tun</em> is 360 Days (the same as the ancient Hebrew calendar) <br /> A <em>uinal</em> is 20 kin (20 days) </p><p> A Long Count date on the Mayan calendar starts from their epoch of <a href="1history.htm">3114 BC</a>. </p><p> On <strong>December 21, 2012</strong>, the Mayan calendar &quot;ends&quot; (finishes a precession cycle). Some also call this date the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.levity.com/eschaton/novelty.html"> &quot;Omega Point&quot;</a> when the human species will change. But I think it's a good reason to have a Christmas/New Years party early. Proponents of the &quot;Novelty Theory&quot; see this date as perhaps the point of &quot;Singularity&quot; when the rate of technological change (novelty) reaches its asymptope (the fastest possible rate of change) and machines become as smart as humans. This technological shift may lead to why the Christian Bible's Book of Revelation cautions believers to not take on a quot;mark&quot; on the forehead or arm. But why would a biometric ID system have spiritual implications? </ul> </p></ul></td><td> <ul> <a name="#AnnivNamez"><h2> <a href="#AnnivNamez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Anniversary Names</h2> <p> <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" border="1"> <tr><th> Every x Years </th><th> Name </th></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 1 </td><td> Annual, Uni- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 1/2 </td><td> <strong>Semi-</strong>, Hemi-, Demi- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 2 </td><td> <strong>Bi</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 3 </td><td> <strong>Tri</strong>ennial, Ter- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 4 </td><td> <strong>Quadr</strong>ennial, Quadri-, Tessara-, Tetr-, Tetra- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 5 </td><td> <strong>Quinqu</strong>ennial, Penta-, Quint- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 6 </td><td> <strong>Sex</strong>ennial, Sexi-, Hex-, Hexa- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 7 </td><td> <strong>Sept</strong>ennial, Hepta- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 8 </td><td> <strong>Oct</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 9 </td><td> <strong>Nov</strong>ennial, Ennea- Non-, Nona- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right">1/10 </td><td> <strong>Deci</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 10 </td><td> <strong>Dec</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 11 </td><td> <strong>Undec</strong>ennial, Undeca-, Hendeca- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 12 </td><td> <strong>Duodec</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 13 </td><td> <strong>Tredec</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 15 </td><td> <strong>Quindec</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 16 </td><td> <strong>Sextodec</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 17 </td><td> <strong>Septendec</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 20 </td><td> <strong>Vic</strong>ennial <br /> <strong>Vigin</strong>tennial,<br /> Icos-, icosa-, icosi- </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 30 </td><td> <strong>Tric</strong>ennial <br /> <strong>Trigen</strong>tennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 40 </td><td> <strong>Quadra</strong>gennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 50 </td><td> <strong>Semi</strong>centennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 60 </td><td> <strong>Sexa</strong>gennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 70 </td><td> <strong>Septua</strong>gennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 75 </td><td> <strong>Septuagesi</strong>quintennial <br /> <strong>Demisesquicent</strong>ennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 80 </td><td> <strong>Octogin</strong>tennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 90 </td><td> <strong>Nonagin</strong>tennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> <strong> 100 </strong> </td><td> Centennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 125 </td><td> <strong>Quas</strong>quicentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 150 </td><td> Sesquicentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 175 </td><td> Terquasquicentennial <br /> Septaquintaquinquecentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 200 </td><td> Bicentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 250 </td><td> Semiquincentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 300 </td><td> Tercentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 350 </td><td> Semiseptcentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 400 </td><td> Quadricentennial <br /> (Quatercentenary) </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 500 </td><td> Quincentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 600 </td><td> Sexacentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 700 </td><td> Septuacentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 800 </td><td> Octocentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right"> 900 </td><td> Nonacentennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right">1,000 </td><td> Millennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right">2,000 </td><td> Bimillennial </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td align="right">15,000 </td><td> Quindecimillenial </td></tr> </table> </p></ul></td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#ZodiacSeasons"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" 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Get this print framed on your wall!" border="0" width="500" height="186"> </td></tr></table> <p class=Quote align="right"> Hands to work...Hearts to God <br /> Grow in the knowledge of the Lord. <br /> We plant the seeds but God gives the harvest. <br /> To everything there is a season. </center></P> <p> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/star.gif" width="16" height="12" alt="A resource I highly recommend!"> <a href="1feasts.htm"> The Feasts of Israel<img alt="another page on this site" src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/go.png" width="11" height="12" /></a> <p> <a href="http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/movies/Seasons.mov"> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/mov.gif" border="0"> QuickTime movie illustrating what is responsible for the seasons: the tilt of the Earth's equatorial plane relative to the Sun</a> <p> Spring Home Tune-Up Checklist <ul type="box"> <li>Replace filters in air conditioners, heaters, range hoods, vacuum cleaners. <li>Check smoke alarm batteries and fire extinguishers. <li>Check sprinkler systems and outside faucets. <li>Clean gutters and downspouts. <li>Check roof and house exterior for cracks, loose shingles, water damage, evidence of infestation. <li>Clean out fireplace and chimney. <li>Tune piano. <li>Sharpen garden tools and kitchen knives. <li>Rotate or replace perishables. </ul> <p> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#ZodiacSeasons"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#Moonz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="Moonz"></a><h2> <a href="#Moonz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Moons </h2> <ul> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/dict.gif" alt="Dictionary definition"> A <strong> new moon </strong> is when the moon is completely dark, when the moon is in conjunction with the sun. &#8212; The first day of a Hebrew/Chinese month. <p> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/dict.gif" alt="Dictionary definition"> A <strong> blue moon </strong> is when two full moons occur during the same calendar month. This occurs in 3.5 per cent of days (about 8 times in 228 calendar months within a 19 year <a target="_blank" href="http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/MetonicCycle.html"> Metonic cycle</a> of 235 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pantheon.org/articles/s/selene.html"> lunar</a> months having 236 full <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nineplanets.org/luna.html"> moon</a>s). </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonnames.htm"> Various cultures have names</a> for the full moon occuring each month: <br /> <table cellpadding="4" border="1"> <tr align="left"><th> Month </th><th> Chinese Moon </th><th> Chinese Flower </th><th> American<br />colonial</th><th> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/fullmoonnames.html"> medieval<br />English</a> </th><th> Celtic </th><th> neo-Pagan </th><th> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.obliquity.com/cgi-bin/bluemoon.cgi" title="Cited 2/14/05"> Other</a> </th></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Jan </td><td> Holiday </td><td> Plum Blossom </td><td> Winter Moon </td><td> Wolf Moon </td><td> Quiet Moon </td><td> Ice Moon </td><td> Moon After Yule; Nursing </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Feb </td><td> Budding </td><td> Peach Blossom </td><td> Trapper's Moon </td><td> Storm Moon </td><td> Moon of Ice </td><td> Snow Moon </td><td> &nbsp; </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Mar </td><td> Sleepy </td><td> Peony </td><td> Fish Moon </td><td> Chaste Moon </td><td> Moon of Winds </td><td> Death Moon </td><td> Sap; Crow; Lenten </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Apr </td><td> Peony </td><td> Cherry Blossom </td><td> Planter's Moon </td><td> Seed Moon </td><td> Growing Moon </td><td> Awakening Moon </td><td> Grass; Egg </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> May </td><td> Dragon </td><td> Magnolia </td><td> Milk Moon </td><td> Hare Moon </td><td> Bright Moon </td><td> Grass Moon </td><td> Planting </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Jun </td><td> Lotus </td><td> Pomegranate </td><td> Rose Moon </td><td> Dyan Moon </td><td> Moon of Horses </td><td> Planting Moon </td><td> Strawberry; Flower </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Jul </td><td> Hungry Ghost </td><td> Lotus </td><td> Summer Moon </td><td> Mead Moon </td><td> Moon of Claiming </td><td> Rose Moon </td><td> Hay; Thunder </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Aug </td><td> Harvest </td><td> Pear </td><td> Day's Moon </td><td> Corn Moon </td><td> Dispute Moon </td><td> Lightening Moon </td><td> Grain </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Sep </td><td> Chrysanthemum </td><td> Mallow </td><td> Harvest Moon </td><td> Barley Moon </td><td> Singing Moon </td><td> Harvest Moon </td><td> Fruit </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Oct </td><td> Kindly </td><td> Chrysanthemum </td><td> Hunter's Moon </td><td> Blood Moon </td><td> Harvest Moon </td><td> Blood Moon </td><td> &nbsp; </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Nov </td><td> White </td><td> Gardenia </td><td> Beaver Moon </td><td> Snow Moon </td><td> Dark Moon </td><td> Tree Moon </td><td> Frosty </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> Dec </td><td> Bitter </td><td> Poppy </td><td> Christmas Moon </td><td> Oak Moon </td><td> Cold Moon </td><td> Long Night Moon </td><td> Moon Before Yule </td></tr> </table> </p><p> <a name="MuslimMonthz"></a><h3> <a href="#MuslimMonthz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Muslim Months</h3> The Muslim calendar is based on the lunar year of 354 days. Synchronization with the solar year is accomplished by adjusting the number of days (from 30 to 29 days) throughout the year. It completes a full cycle every 32.5 years. The English names for Muslim months are: Muharram, Safar, Rabi I &amp; II, Jumada I &amp; II, Rajab, Sha'ban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu'l-Qa'dah, Dhu'l-Hijjah. </p> </ul> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#ZodiacSeasons"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#EveryMonth"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="EveryMonth"></a><h2> <a href="#EveryMonth"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Months</h2> <ul><p class="Quote"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/joke.gif" border="0"> My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. &#8212;Rodney Dangerfield </p><p> Today's English names for months are carried forward from the Roman calendar under Augustus, who renamed "August" after himself. He did this because the previous emporor, Julius Caesar, renamed July after himself, when he shifted the calendar of that time to start two months earlier in January instead of March. However, in an incredible show of bureaucractic crazy-making, the names of the other months were still called by their ordinal names in the old calendar. Thus, September through December make it seem Romans can't count. <p> <!-- <em lang="DE">Januar</em> <em lang="DE">Februar</em> <em lang="DE">Mrz</em> <em lang="DE">April</em> <em lang="DE">Mai</em> <em lang="DE">Juni</em> <em lang="DE">Juli</em> <em lang="DE">August</em> <em lang="DE">September</em> <em lang="DE">Oktober</em> <em lang="DE">November</em> <em lang="DE">Dezember" --> <script> function playSound01() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/january.mp3" } function playSound02() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/feb.mp3" } function playSound03() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/march.mp3" } function playSound04() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/april.mp3" } function playSound05() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/may.mp3" } function playSound06() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/june.mp3" } function playSound07() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/july.mp3" } function playSound08() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/august.mp3" } function playSound09() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/sep.mp3" } function playSound10() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/oct.mp3" } function playSound11() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/nov.mp3" } function playSound12() { document.all.sound.src = "sounds/zh/months/dec.mp3" } </script> <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <tr align="left"><th colspan="2"> Month </th><th> Days </th><th> Origins </th><th colspan="2"> Birth Stone </th><th> Flower </th></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 1. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound01()">yi1 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Jan. </abbr> <br />January <br /><em lang="DE">Januar</em> </td><td> 31 </td><td> Roman month name <em>Januarius</em>, after Janus, Roman god of doors (beginning the new year). </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/garnet.jpg" width="101" height="126"></td><td><ul> Agate / Garnet display a wide spectrum of chemical compositions and therefore colors (except blue) because it's a large family of gemstones that includes pyrope, grossular, andradite, spessartine, and almandine. Although they are all classified as gemstones, the almandine and pyrope families are the most precious and most widely used. </td><td> Carnation,<br /> Snowdrop </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 2. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound02()">er4 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Feb. </abbr><br />Feburary </td><td> 28/<br />29 </td><td> <em>februo</em>, Roman word for "purify" and Februus, Etruscan god of purification honored during Roman festivals of purification and sacrifices held this month. </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Amethyst.jpg" width="101" height="126"></td><td><ul> Amethyst is a form of quartz &#8212; composed of silicon dioxide (the primary ingredient of sand). Amethyst gets its purple color hue from small amounts of <strong> iron </strong> impurities in the crystal lattice. </td><td> Primrose, <br />Violet </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 3. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound03()">san1 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Mar. </abbr><br /> March </td><td> 31 </td><td> Mars, Roman God of War because Roman soldiers began war again again on this month. </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Aquamarine.jpg" width="101" height="126"></td><td><ul> Jasper/Blood-stone/Aquamarine in the beryl family of gemstones. The name Aquamarine means "sea water" and serves as an accurate description of the gemstone's color. </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/flowers/Jonquil.jpg" width="50"><br />Jonquil<br /> Violet,<br /> Dafffodil </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 4. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound04()">si4 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Apr. </abbr><br /> April </td><td> 30 </td><td> Aprilis, from <em>aperire</em>, the Latin word for "open" since trees opened their leaves during this month. </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Diamond.jpg" width="103" height="126"></td><td><ul> Sapphire &amp; Diamond is a name derived from the Greek work adamas, meaning "unconquerable" because its tertiary carbon structure formed from high pressure makes it extremely hard. It's the most cherished of all gemstones. </td><td> Daisy, <br />Sweet Pea </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 5. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound05()">wu3 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> May </abbr><br /> May </td><td> 31 </td><td> Maiesta, the Roman goddess of honor and reverence, or <p> Maia, Goddess of Growth, since plants grow most during this month. </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Emerald.jpg" width="101" height="124"></td><td><ul> Emerald is a green variety of beryl gemstone (along with aquamarine). The world's finest emeralds originate from Colombia. </td><td> Hawthorn, <br />Lily of the Valley </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 6. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound06()">liu4 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Jun. </abbr><br /> June </td><td> 30 </td><td> Juno, Queen of the Roman Gods. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pantheon.org/miscellaneous/origin_months.html"> However</a>, the name might also come from iuniores (young men; juniors) as opposed to maiores (grown men; majors) for May, the two months being dedicated to young and old men. </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Pearl.jpg" width="101" height="124"></td><td><ul> Pearls, since they come from oysters, are described as "organic" even though pearls are composed primarily of the salt calcium carbonate. Other members of this class include coral, amber, and jet. </td><td> Honeysuckle, Rose </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 7. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound07()">qi1 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Jul. </abbr><br /> July </td><td> 30 </td><td> Julius, the Roman emporor who reorganized the calendar. He was born during this, the Roman month of Quintilis (the fifth month).</td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Ruby.jpg" width="101" height="124"></td><td><ul> Carnelian / Ruby is a red gemstone derived from the mineral corundum, formed primarily from aluminum oxide. Pure corundum is a colorless, trigonal crystal with a hardness between that of emerald and diamond. But trace amounts of <strong> chromium </strong> gives rubies their rich red color. </td><td> Larkspur, <br />Water Lily </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 8. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound08()">ba1 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Aug. </abbr><br /> August </td><td> 31 </td><td> Augustus, a Roman emporor who had several fortunate events occur on this Roman month originally called <em>Sextilis</em> (from sextus, "six") </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Peridot.jpg" width="103" height="124"></td><td><ul> Onyx/Sardonyx/Peridot is a gemstone variety of the mineral olivine, a silicate formed with magnesium and iron and commonly found amongst basalts (lava rock). Its crystal system is orthorhombic less hard than quartz. </td><td> Gladiolus, <br />Poppy </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 9. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound09()">yiu3 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Sep. </abbr><br /> September </td><td> 30 </td><td> <em>septem</em>, Latin for "seventh" (counting from March). </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/Sapphire.jpg" width="101" height="126"></td><td><ul> Chrysolite / Sapphire is associated with the corundum class of minerals (along with ruby), with trace impurities of <strong> iron and titanium </strong> giving its deep blue color, although yellow and pink colors of corundum are also classified as sapphire. </td><td> Aster, <br />Morning Glory </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 10. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound10()">shi2 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Oct. </abbr><br /> October </td><td> 31 </td><td> <em>octo</em>, Latin for "eighth" (counting from March). </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/opal.jpg" width="101" height="126"></td><td><ul> Opal is a non-crystalline gem that has a relative hardness far less than quartz. Australia is a top provider of both black and white opals. </td><td> Calendula, <br />Cosmos </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 11. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound11()">shi2 yi1 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Nov. </abbr><br /> November </td><td> 30 </td><td> <em>novem</em>, Latin for "ninth" (counting from March). </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/topaz.jpg" width="103" height="126"></td><td><ul> Topaz is a silicate of aluminum containing about 20 percent water and fluorine. </td><td> Chrysanthemum </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 12. <br /><a href="Javascript:void(0);" onMouseOver="playSound12()">shi2 er4 yue4</a> </td><td><abbr> Dec. </abbr><br /> December </td><td> 31 </td><td> <em>decem</em>, Latin for "tenth" (counting from March). </td><td> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/gems/ruby.jpg" width="101" height="124"></td><td><ul> Ruby &amp; Turquoise is a microcrystalline mineral (along with jade and lapis) that have been used in stone carvings for thousands of years. This mineral occurs as nodules and veins of either blue or green in color, although the color name Turquoise is greenish-blue. </td><td> Holly, <br />Narcissus, <br />Poinsettia </td></tr> </table> </p><p> The 7 Buddhist treasures: gold, silver, agate, coral, pearls, crysta, lapis lazuli. </p></ul> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#Moonz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#EveryWeek"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="EveryWeek"></a><h2> <a href="#EveryWeek"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Every Week</h2> <ul type="none"><p> <li><strong> Monday</strong>'s child is fair of face. <li><strong> Tuesday</strong>'s child is full of grace. <li><strong> Wednesday</strong>'s child is full of woe, <li><strong> Thursday</strong>'s child has far to go. <li><strong> Friday</strong>'s child is loving and giving. <li><strong> Saturday</strong>'s child works for a living. <li><strong> Sunday</strong> - The child that is born on the sabbath day is lucky an happy and good and gay. </p><p> <em>&#151;Source unknown. (Please let me know if you know!)</em> </ul> </p><p> <ul> <em>From <a target="_blank" href="http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/days2.php"> Omniglot, which has a days of week in different languages</a> <li><strong>Monday</strong> - from the Old English <em>M&#x014D;nand&aelig;g</em> (day of the Moon) &#151; a translation of the Latin <em>dies Lunae</em>. </li> <li><strong>Tuesday</strong> - from the Old English <em>T&#x012B;wesd&aelig;g</em> (Tyr's day). In Norse mythology, Tyr (a.k.a. Tiw, Tew or Tiu) was the Nordic god of single combat and heroic glory. The name is based on Latin <em>dies Martis</em> (Day of Mars, the Roman god of war). </li> <li><strong>Wednesday</strong> - from the Old English <em>W&#x014D;dnesd&aelig;g</em> (day of Woden). Woden (a.k.a. Odin) was the top Norse god and a prominent god of the Anglo-Saxons in England. It is based on Latin <em>dies Mercurii</em> (Day of Mercury). </li> <li><strong>Thursday</strong> - from the Old English <em>&THORN;unresd&aelig;g</em> (the day of &THORN;unor). &THORN;unor or Thor was the Germanic and Norse god of thunder. It is based on the Latin <em>dies Iovis</em> (Day of Jupiter). </li> <li><strong>Friday</strong> - from the Old English <em>Friged&aelig;g</em> (day of Frige). Frige was the Germanic goddess of beauty, who is a later incarnation of the Norse goddess Frigg, but also connected to the Goddess Freyja. 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Horatius Flaccus and -->from the poem <em>Odes</em> by Roman Horace (65-8 BC) </span> <p> <em> We put together this list to better coordinate our schedules to achieve a mutually desired &#8220;quality of life.&#8221; </em> <p> <table border="1"> <tr valign="top"><th>Time</th><th>Milestones</th><th>Kid's Milestones</th></tr> <tr valign="top"><td width=70> 5:45 AM </td><td SPANCOLS=2> Alarm sounds. Pills needing an empty stomach taken. </td><td> </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 6:00 AM </td><td> Listen to <img src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/bible.gif" alt="Scripture" width="16" height="16" border="0"> <a href="1preachr.htm#DailyAudio"> Daily Sermons</a> <tr valign="top"><td> 6:30 AM </td><td> Exercised. Shaved. Showered. Contacts &amp; Deoderant on. </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 7:00 AM </td><td> Breakfast & lunches fixed. </td><td> Kids Showered. </td></tr> <tr valign="top"><td> 7:15 AM </td><td> Breakfast eaten. 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&#8212; Psalm 119:164</a> </p><p> <ol type="1"> <li> lauds : dawn<br /> <li> prime : beginning of day's work<br /> <li> terce : 9 am<br /> <li> sext : noon<br /> <li> none : 3 pm<br /> <li> vepers: close of day<br /> <li> compline : before bedtime </ol> </ul> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#EveryDay"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#Strategiez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="Strategiez"></a><h2> <a href="#Strategiez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Strategies</h2> <ul> <em> Here are specific strategies I and (I hope) my family try to remember as we go through life each day: </em> <ul> <li>To avoid washing glasses, rinse out your own cup (with your name on it) and <strong> reuse </strong> it. <li>To avoid <strong> spilling </strong> things on the floor (and the time to clean up the mess), <strong> slowly open </strong> refrigerator doors and drawers. <li>To avoid <strong> traffic tickets </strong> (and the time and money they take), <strong> allow time </strong> for a leisurely drive and <strong> early arrival</strong>. </ul> <em> I would appreciate your ideas along these lines of thought. </em> <p> <em> Consider investing a little time to check out the following: </em> <ul> <li><a href="1timeman.htm"> My Tutorial on Time Management<img alt="another page on this site" src="http://merc.tv/img/icons/go.png" width="11" height="12" /></a>. <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.organomics.com/org_products.htm"> Tools for getting organized</a>, such as the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.xws.com/ezpocket/"> EZ Pocket</a>. <li>The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.napo.net"> National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)</a> web site. <li>Books and audio tapes on Time and Project Management. <li>Personal Information Managers (PIM) Software such as ACT!, Ascend, and Sidekick. </ul> <h3>Moments</h3> In the happy moments - praise Him.<br /> In the difficult moments - thank Him.<br /> In the busy moments - bless Him.<br /> In the quiet moments - worship Him.<br /> For in all our moments, He is there<br /> &#8212;in goodness ... in kindness ... in love!<br /> <em>&#8212; Roy Lessin</em> <h3>Take Time</h3> Take Time to Work - it is the price of success.<br /> Take Time to Think - it is the source of power.<br /> Take Time to Play - it is the secret of youth.<br /> Take Time to Read - it is the foundation of wisdom.<br /> Take Time to be Friendly - it is the road to happiness.<br /> Take Time to Dream - it is hitching your wagon to a star.<br /> Take Time to Love and be Loved - it is the priviledge of God.<br /> Take Time to Look Around - it is too short a day to be selfish.<br /> Take Time to Laugh - it is magic of the soul.<br /> <h3>The Value of Time</h3> <li>To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. <li>To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. <li>To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. <li>To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. <li>To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train. <li>To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident. <li>To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal (instead of Gold) in the Olympics. <p> Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!! <p> </ul> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#DailyAudio"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#OutlookHolidays"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="OutlookHolidays"></a><h2> <a href="#OutlookHolidays"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Holidays In Microsoft Outlook</h2> <ul> <img align="right" src="http://merc.tv/img/scr/outlook.hol.2003xp.jpg" width="257" height="245"> By default, no holidays are loaded when you begin using Microsoft Outlook. <p> But you can load Microsoft's default holiday file from within Outlook: <p> <ol type="1"> <li> Click the Tools menu, Options, Calendar Options button, Add Holidays button. <li> Select the check box next to each country/region whose holidays you want to add to your Calendar. Your own country/region is automatically selected. <li> You may also click to select custom categories (explained below). <li> Click OK. </ol> <p> Microsoft <a target="_blank" href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010549251033.aspx"> Outlook 97/98/200 obtains its holidays from text/ASCII file <strong> OUTLOOK.TXT </strong></a>. <p> Microsoft <a target="_blank" href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010750021033.aspx"> Outlook 2003 obtains its holidays in text/ASCII file <strong> Outlook.hol </strong></a> within folder <br /> <a href="file:///C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\Outlook.hol"> drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\Outlook.hol</a> Note: "1033" is for US-English. <p><ul> By default this file contains <img src="http://merc.tv/img/txt.gif"><a target="_blank" href="outlook2003.txt"> for calendar years 2003 through 2007 national holiday names and dates for many countries</a>. <p> If you simply click on the outlook.hol file from within Windows Explorer or Search Results, Outlook will be invoked to ask you to choose a country. <p> </ul> </p><p> <img src="http://merc.tv/img/idea.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="Idea" border="0" /> You can add holidays under your own category name by following the format followed by all Microsoft Outlook holiday files: <p><ul> [Country/Category Name] ###<br /> Event or holiday description, yyyy/mm/dd<br /> Event or holiday description, yyyy/mm/dd <p> The ### after the closing bracket and a mandatory space is the total number of items listed for that particular category. </ul> <p> You can use the <a target="_blank" href="outlook2001.txt"> "Outlook2001.txt"</a> holiday file of moons and sabbats from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.divanet.com/wynn/holidays.htm"> Divanet</a>. But when you load the holiday file, remember to check the custom category you added to the holiday text file! <p> Once done, the next time you run Outlook, you will be able to see and perhaps <a target="_blank" href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP052429441033.aspx"> remove the standard holidays</a> added: <p> <ol type="1"> <li> In Calendar, on the View menu, point to Arrange By, point to Current View, and then click Events. <li> Select the holidays you want to remove. To select multiple rows, press the CTRL key and click subsequent rows. <li> Click Delete on the Standard toolbar. (If the toolbar isn't visible, first press ALT and then SHIFT+F10). </ol> <p> </ul> </td><td width="40" align="center"><br /> <a href="#TopMenu"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/top1.gif" alt="Go to Top of this page." border="0" width="16" height="16" /></a> <br /> <a href="#Strategiez"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcuptri.gif" alt="Previous topic this page" width="32" height="22" border="0"></a> <br /> <a href="#Holidayz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/wcdntri.gif" alt="Next topic this page" width="40" height="23" border="0" /></a> </td></tr></table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td> <a name="Holidayz"></a><h2> <a href="#Holidayz"><img src="http://merc.tv/img/itemthis.gif" alt="Set screen" border="0" width="17" height="17"></a> Holiday Calendars - Hebrew</h2> <ul> <table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"> <tr><th> Hebrew<br />Year </th><th> Gregorian<br />New Year </th></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5756 </td><td> 25 Sep 1995 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5757 </td><td> 14 Sep 1996 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5758 </td><td> &nbsp;2 Oct 1997 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5759 </td><td> 21 Sep 1998 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5760 </td><td> 11 Sep 1999 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5761 </td><td> 30 Sep 2000 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5762 </td><td> 18 Sep 2001 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5763 </td><td> 7 Sep 2002 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5764 </td><td> 27 Sep 2003 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5765 </td><td> 16 Sep 2004 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5766 </td><td> 4 Oct 2005 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5767 </td><td> 23 Sep 2006 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5768 </td><td> 13 Sep 2007 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5769 </td><td> 30 Sep 2008 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5770 </td><td> 19 Sep 2009 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5771 </td><td> 9 Sep 2010 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5772 </td><td> 29 Sep 2011 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5773 </td><td> 17 Sep 2012 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5774 </td><td> 5 Sep 2013 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5775 </td><td> 25 Sep 2014 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5776 </td><td> 14 Sep 2015 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5777 </td><td> 3 Oct 2016 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5778 </td><td> 21 Sep 2017 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5779 </td><td> 10 Sep 2018 </td></tr> <tr align="right" valign="top"><td> 5780 </td><td> 30 Sep 2019 </td></tr> </table> </ul> </td><td><br /><br /> <ul><p> The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hebcal.com/"> Hebrew calendar</a> (used in Israel) is not based on an annual cycle. 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