Sunday, September 30, 2007
The Lord Imperator's GrandDaughter Mercedez [ a.k.a. "Sadie" ], and the Lord Imperator's GrandSon Dominick [ a.k.a. "Domino" ], pictured with their Awards for Competition in the 2007 DeWaCo Rodeo
The Awards themselfs were presented at the event, after all competition had been completed; however, due to low batteries in the digital camera, original pictures were not made available, and had to be taken at a later date.
Mercedez received the 1st Place Medal in the "Junior Calf Roping Event"; and received 3rd Place Medal in the "Junior Barrel Racing Event". Dominick received two Special Awards: the "Rodeo Spirit Medal", for assisting with the Rodeo Crew at each event; and the "Rodeo Parade & Show Medal", for leading the Rodeo Entry Parade, and showing his steed in a walk-about.
[ NOTE: due to "Dominos" health, he is not permitted to participate in competition events ]
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The areas they owned in Northeastern Illinois were ironically the lands that Bitovia, Tykresh, and Kaldonia claimed as their own. The areas they lived in within Wisconsin had been ceded to the Americans peacefully and legally, but a controversial (and forced) treaty in the early 1800s forced the Hochungrans off their land in northeastern Illinois, an action we believe to be a violation of Article IV, Section III of the United States Constitution (more information will be given in the "History" section of the new website, I just don't feel like typing the details twice ). The Hochungrans (they now call themselves the Ho-Chunk) have revitalized themselves as an Indian tribal nation, but seem to have abandoned challenging the controversial treaty and reclaiming their land in Illinois.
His Serene Highness Grand Prince Chistopher I leads Royal Troops on Border Security Tour.
On September 15th 2007, His Serene Highness, Grand Prince Christopher I took a camera crew to the Royal Ranch Lands and took the camera on patrol. As an exercise in Soveriegnty and a display of self defense, His highness mounted on an ATV and did the rounds of the borders and remote trails.
After that he and the border guard went on foot patrol with a firearm to keep watch for bears which are very active this time of year.
You can see the video at this link.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A native of Reinhausen, Germany Dr. Luttich is fluent in English, Italian, Dutch, and German. He currently serves as a Teacher and licensed practitioner of Alternative Medicine in Bavaria. Dr. Luttich has been elevated to the title of Baron of Dekalb in reparation for his agreement to serve as Elsanor's newest Minister of Domestic Affairs.
Among the programs Dr. Luttich plans to implement during his tenure are:
Developing a national passtime
Creating visual and musical art competitions (either online or in realtime)
Expediting citizenship applications
Expanding the auction of Noble titles
Development of a course of study dealing with Alternative Medicine at the William Bartram Naval Academy
Aiding Elsanor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, specifically those dealing with Elsanor's lack of adequate medical facilities.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Citizenry-Republic of Bitovia has declared that the 'War' between it and the Principality of New Texas to be over. All belligerents in the 'war' have now other signed treaties of peace or made unilateral declaration that they are no longer involved in the war.
The States involved, their association, and 'end of hostilities methodologies' were:
Grand Duchy of Elsanor (Never Declared War)
Grand Duchy Supporter
Treaty of Peace with New Texas
Principality of New Texas
New Texas Supporter
Treaty of Peace with Elsanor
Republic of the Mirage Islands
New Texas Supporter
Declaration of Withdrawal from the War.
Citzenry-Republic of Bitovia
Grand Duchy Supporter
Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities
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Dominion of British West Florida
Neutral (Sympathetic to Elsanor)
None - Maintained Neutrality
Neutral (Sympathetic to Elsanor)
None – Maintained Neutrality
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It is hoped that the peace will be lasting.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The Grand Duchy of Elsanor and the Principality of New Texas have signed a Treaty of Peace.
His Serene Majesty, Eric I, Grand Duke of Elsanor plans to celebrate the signing of the accord by hosting an informal dinner party this evening at 6:00 in Mobile with several of the officers of the Elsanorian Royal Navy to include: Capt. Aubrey, the Commander of the Eastern Flotilla and Minister of Defense; LtCDR Chin, the Minister of Finance; LtCDR Aubrey; and LtCDR Zito.
Sub-Lieutenant Patrick McCleary, Baron of East Horn has been removed from his position as His Serene Majesty's Minister of Domestic Affairs.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
(September 10, 2007)
As commander-in-chief of the Fergusian armed forces, His Majesty King Benjamin I was the guest recently of the United States National Guard at the Kansas State Fair. His majesty met with troops who are scheduled to be deployed in Iraq and expressed his support for their efforts and sacrifice. The King also inspected military equipment on display and posed for photographs next to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
During a lighter moment, His Majesty quipped, "We could use a couple of these fighting vehicles in the Queen's Tryst Protectorate." (Queen's Tryst is a Fergusian protectorate which has experienced incursions recently by homophobic intruders atttempting to disrupt Queen Benelea's activties there.) The photographs of this event will be used in connection with the monarch's campaign as an independent write-in U.S. presidential candidate.
Monday, September 10, 2007
The Grand Prince has stated "I will soon have a write up and pictures to post on the [vikeslandic.com] website, hopefully by tonight."
Saturday, September 08, 2007
September 8, 2007
India, having won the toss, struggled with the bat. Sourav Ganguly was caught at second slip for 15 runs, and Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for 12 runs. Captain Rahul Dravid was caught behind for a duck, while Sachin Tendulkar was given out caught behind by umpire Aleem Dar for 30 runs. Television replays showed that the decision may not have been right, but India were reduced to 59-4. Dimitri Mascarenhas was the best performing England bowler, dismissing Robin Uthappa (22), Yuvraj Singh (28) and Piyush Chalwa (0), finishing with figures of 3-23. Andrew Flintoff, back in the England side after passing a medical test on his ankle, took 3-45. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored fifty for India, but they were bowled out for just 187 runs.
England's opening batsmen Luke Wright and Matt Prior were both dismissed for ducks by R P Singh in the second over. Despite the early setback England had few problems in reaching the target. Ian Bell was run out for 36, while Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood took England to victory, scoring 71 not out and 64 not out respectively. R P Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking 2-40.
Toss: India won, and chose to bat first.
|S C Ganguly||c Flintoff b Anderson||15||22||2||0||68.18|
|S R Tendulkar||c Prior b Flintoff||30||46||4||0||65.21|
|G Gambhir||c Wright b Anderson||12||20||0||0||60.00|
|R Dravid||c Prior b Flintoff||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Yuvraj Singh||c Collingwood b Mascarenhas||28||48||1||1||58.33|
|R V Uthappa||c Anderson b Mascarenhas||22||30||2||0||73.33|
|M S Dhoni||c Anderson b Flintoff||50||72||4||1||69.44|
|R R Powar||run out (Shah/Prior)||10||20||1||0||50.00|
|Piyush Chawla||st Prior b Mascarenhas||0||6||0||0||0.00|
|Z Khan||b Panesar||7||16||1||0||43.75|
|R P Singh||not out||1||6||0||0||16.66|
|Extras||(lb 8; nb 4)||12|
|Total||(all out; 47.3 overs)||187||15||2|
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Ganguly, 6.1 ov), 2-52 (Gambhir, 12.4 ov), 3-53 (Dravid, 13.3 ov), 4-59 (Tendulkar, 15.4 ov), 5-106 (Uthappa, 24.3 ov), 6-119 (Yuvraj Singh, 30.2 ov), 7-147 (Powar, 37.2 ov), 8-148 (Piyush Chawla, 38.4 ov), 9-160 (Khan, 41.6 ov), 10-187 (Dhoni, 47.3 ov)
|J M Anderson||9||1||28||2||3.11|
|S C J Broad||10||0||44||0||4.40|
|A D Mascarenhas||10||2||23||3||2.30|
|L J Wright||2||0||11||0||5.50|
|M S Panesar||8||2||28||1||3.50|
|England innings (Target: 188 runs from 50 overs)|
|M J Prior||c Dhoni b Singh||0||7||0||0||0.00|
|L J Wright||c & b Singh||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|I R Bell||run out (Tendulkar/Ganguly)||36||40||6||0||90.00|
|K P Pietersen||not out||71||96||6||1||73.95|
|P D Collingwood||not out||64||73||7||1||87.67|
|Extras||(lb 8; w 9)||17|
|Total||(3 wickets; 36.2 overs)||188||19||2|
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Wright, 1.2 ov), 2-11 (Prior, 1.4 ov), 3-74 (Bell, 15.6 ov)
Did not bat: O A Shah, A Flintoff, A D Mascarenhas, S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson
|R P Singh||7||0||40||2||5.71|
|S C Ganguly||4||0||13||0||3.25|
|R R Powar||5.2||0||32||0||6.00|
TV Umpire: P J Hartley
Match Referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: R J Bailey
Thursday, September 06, 2007
September 5, 2007
England suffered early setbacks when Alastair Cook was caught behind for a duck in the first over, followed by Matt Prior falling lbw to Ajit Agarkar soon afterwards. Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen shared a partnership of 59 runs before Bell was bowled by Piyush Chawla just short of 50 runs. Paul Collingwood made just one run before being run out to leave England on 83-4. Kevin Pietersen and ODI debutant Luke Wright both recorded fifties, with Wright sharing 106 runs with Owais Shah. Shah reached 107 not out, and Dimitri Mascarenhas finished England's innings by hitting five sixes off the last five balls.
Opening batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly started well for India, putting on 150 runs before Ganguly was dismissed in the 23rd over for 53. Sachin Tendulkar reached 94 before being caught off the bowling of Monty Panesar to leave India on 156-2 in the 26th over. Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh shared a partnership of 53 runs, with Gambhir scoring 47 runs. Rahul Dravid was dismissed for just four, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 35 before being bowled by Stuart Broad. In a tense finish, Robin Uthappa took India to the 317 run target with two balls remaining.
Toss: England won, and chose to bat first.
|A N Cook||c Dhoni b Khan||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|M J Prior||lbw b Agarkar||6||5||1||0||120.00|
|I R Bell||b Piyush Chawla||49||59||10||0||83.05|
|K P Pietersen||run out (Ganguly/Yuvraj Singh)||53||82||4||0||64.63|
|P D Collingwood||run out (sub (K D Karthik)/Dhoni)||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|O A Shah||not out||107||95||11||2||112.63|
|L J Wright||run out (Uthappa)||50||39||7||1||128.20|
|A D Mascarenhas||not out||36||15||0||5||240.00|
|Extras||(b 1; lb 7; w 6)||14|
|Total||(6 wickets; 50 overs)||316||33||8|
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Cook, 0.2 ov), 2-20 (Prior, 3.3 ov), 3-79 (Bell, 16.5 ov), 4-83 (Collingwood, 17.3 ov), 5-137 (Pietersen, 30.2 ov), 6-243 (Wright, 44.2 ov)
Did not bat: S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson
|A B Agarkar||8||0||63||1||7.87|
|S C Ganguly||7||0||43||0||6.14|
|R R Powar||9||0||44||0||4.88|
|S R Tendulkar||1||0||12||0||12.00|
|India innings (Target: 317 runs from 50 overs)|
|S C Ganguly||c Pietersen b Broad||53||60||7||1||88.33|
|S R Tendulkar||c Collingwood b Panesar||94||81||16||1||116.04|
|G Gambhir||c Panesar b Mascarenhas||47||57||3||1||82.45|
|Yuvraj Singh||c & b Mascarenhas||18||24||1||0||75.00|
|R Dravid||c Collingwood b Shah||4||5||0||0||80.00|
|M S Dhoni||b Broad||35||37||3||0||94.59|
|R V Uthappa||not out||47||33||8||0||142.42|
|A B Agarkar||run out (Bell/Anderson)||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Z Khan||run out (Broad)||0||0||0||0||-|
|R R Powar||not out||0||0||0||0||-|
|Extras||(lb 9; w 9)||18|
|Total||(8 wickets; 49.4 overs)||317||38||3|
Fall of wickets: 1-150 (Ganguly, 22.2 ov), 2-156 (Tendulkar, 25.6 ov), 3-209 (Yuvraj Singh, 34.2 ov), 4-216 (Dravid, 35.5 ov), 5-234 (Gambhir, 40.2 ov), 6-294 (Dhoni, 47.6 ov), 7-307 (Agarkar, 48.6 ov), 8-309 (Khan, 49.2 ov)
Did not bat: Piyush Chawla
|S C J Broad||9.4||1||46||2||4.75|
|J M Anderson||8||0||79||0||9.87|
|A D Mascarenhas||10||0||55||2||5.50|
|P D Collingwood||8||0||54||0||6.75|
|M S Panesar||10||0||55||1||5.50|
|O A Shah||4||0||19||1||4.75|
TV Umpire: I J Gould
Match Referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: J H Evans
|The Dominion of British West Florida has released the Web Traffic Summary. According to the Most Honourable, Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile, " It has been another good month! Unique visitor count continues to climb, though we did have a slight decline in the number of visits, page views and hits overall.|
"We still need to work on getting the word out there, and on making the site useful to Her Majesty's subjects in West Florida. I'm working to find ways to make this site a 'daily read' for our people.
"Overall I think we are seeing a positive trend."
Summary of Web Traffic, Dominion of British West Florida.