The widespread tradition of embellishing the plain gold or silver wedding band with various designs and patterns has been known since at least 700 AD, in both Pan Hellenic and Celtic cultures. The quite ancient symbol of the ouroboros, the serpent which consumes its own tail, was a theme used for wedding rings made of iron in Rome. The ouroboros itself is a symbol of the oneness of creation and destruction in renewal and the life principle which timelessly feeds on its own inspiration.
10. Tim Donaghy: In 2007, an FBI investigation revealed that Tim Donaghy, a longtime NBA referee, had bet on NBA games and fed information to other gamblers after falling into debt. The scandal was both a huge story and quickly faded from the public consciousness, almost like sports fans want to delude themselves into thinking that everything is always on the up and up..
She wound up doing well in high school and going to La Salle University, a private school in Philadelphia. She borrowed pretty heavily. Marshals Service. In 47 (74.6%) patients with a dominant branch occlusion (ST or IT) the TTP abnormality was >1/3rd of the MCA distribution versus 5 (41.7%) patients with a non dominant branch occlusion that had >1/3rd MCA involvement (p = 0.02). Patients with a dominant branch occlusion had a final infarct volume of 49.6 cm2 (46.3) versus a volume of 16.7 cm2 (13.8) for non dominant occlusions (p = 0.009). In patients with >1/3rd MCA involvement on TTP images the infarct volume was 51.5 cm2 (47.6) versus an infarct volume of 28.1 cm2 (31.5) in patients with 1/3rd MCA abnormality (p = 0.03).
Reformers say a ruling in favor of Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama resident who would like to contribute more than the current biennial limits permit, opens the door to corruption because it allows a donor to buy off an entire legislature one by one (assuming each representative can be bought by a $2,600 contribution). This argument seems tenuous and a majority of Justices during oral arguments did not seem to buy it. Consider that the average cost of winning a seat for Congress is about $1.4 million, which means that a $2,600 contribution is about 0.18 percent of the total..
But there is a growing effort in statehouses across the country to make it easier to prosecute or sue people who sexually abuse children. Brad Hoylman, a Democrat, pushed to extend the deadline for reporting sexual assaults against kids. He also wanted to open a one year window, a kind of grace period, so that victims who have waited too long can get a second chance to sue in civil court..