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Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson, FRSE known as Ferguson of Raith, was a Scottish philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment. Ferguson was sympathetic to traditional societies, such as the Highlands, for producing courage and loyalty, he criticized commercial society as making men weak and unconcerned for their community. Ferguson has been called "the father of modern sociology" for his contributions to the early development of the discipline, his best-known work is his Essay on the History of Civil Society. Born at Logierait in Atholl, Scotland, the son of Rev Adam Ferguson, he received his education at Logierait Parish School, Perth Grammar School, at the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews. In 1745, owing to his knowledge of Gaelic, he gained appointment as deputy chaplain of the 43rd regiment, the licence to preach being granted him by special dispensation, although he had not completed the required six years of theological study, it remains a matter of debate as to whether, at the Battle of Fontenoy, Ferguson fought in the ranks throughout the day, refused to leave the field, though ordered to do so by his colonel.

He did well, becoming principal chaplain in 1746. He continued attached to the regiment till 1754, disappointed at not obtaining a living, he left the clergy and resolved to devote himself to literary pursuits. After residing in Leipzig for a time, he returned to Edinburgh where in January 1757 he succeeded David Hume as librarian to the Faculty of Advocates, but soon relinquished this office on becoming tutor in the family of the Earl of Bute. In 1759 Ferguson became professor of natural philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, in 1764 transferred to the chair of "pneumatics" "and moral philosophy". In 1767, he published his Essay on the History of Civil Society, well received and translated into several European languages. In the mid-1770s he met Voltaire, his membership of The Poker Club is recorded in its minute book of 1776. In 1776 appeared his anonymous pamphlet on the American Revolution in opposition to Dr Richard Price's Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, in which he sympathised with the views of the British legislature.

In 1778 Ferguson was appointed secretary to the Carlisle Peace Commission which endeavoured, but without success, to negotiate an arrangement with the revolted colonies. In 1780 he wrote the article "History" for the second edition of Encyclopædia Britannica; the article is 40 pages long and replaced the article in the first edition, only one paragraph. In 1783 appeared his History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic. Ferguson believed that the history of the Roman Republic during the period of their greatness formed a practical illustration of those ethical and political doctrines which he studied especially; the history reads well and impartially, displays conscientious use of sources. The influence of the author's military experience shows itself in certain portions of the narrative. Tired of teaching, he resigned his professorship in 1785, devoted himself to the revision of his lectures, which he published under the title of Principles of Moral and Political Science. In his seventieth year, intending to prepare a new edition of the history, visited Italy and some of the principal cities of Europe, where he was received with honour by learned societies.

From 1795 he resided successively at Neidpath Castle near Peebles, at Hallyards on Manor Water, at St Andrews, where he died on 22 February 1816. He is buried against the east wall, his large mural monument includes a carved profile portrait in marble. In his ethical system Ferguson treats man as a social being, illustrating his doctrines by political examples; as a believer in the progression of the human race, he placed the principle of moral approbation in the attainment of perfection. Victor Cousin criticised Ferguson's speculations: We find in his method the wisdom and circumspection of the Scottish school, with something more masculine and decisive in the results; the principle of perfection is a new one, at once more rational and comprehensive than benevolence and sympathy, which in our view places Ferguson as a moralist above all his predecessors. By this principle Ferguson attempted to reconcile all moral systems. With Thomas Hobbes and Hume he admits the power of self-interest or utility, makes it enter into morals as the law of self-preservation.

Francis Hutcheson's theory of universal benevolence and Adam Smith's idea of mutual sympathy he combines under the law of society. But, as these laws appear as the means rather than the end of human destiny, they remain subordinate to a supreme end, the supreme end of perfection. In the political part of his system Ferguson follows Montesquieu, pleads the cause of well-regulated liberty and free government, his contemporaries, with the exception of Hume, regarded his writings as of great importance. Ferguson's An Essay on the History of Civil Society drew on classical authors and contemporary travel literature, to analyze modern commercial society with a critique of its abandonment of civic and communal virtues. Central themes in Ferguson's theory of citizenship are conflict, political participation and militar

Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit was instituted by King Olav V in 1985. It is awarded to foreigners, Norwegian citizens living abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs diplomats, foreign civil servants in Norway, Norway's honorary consuls for "outstanding service in the interests of Norway", its counterpart, the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, is only awarded to Norwegian citizens living in Norway; the reigning monarch, King Harald V, is the Grand Master of the Order. The order has five grades: Grand Cross and Knight; the Order is characterized by a ribbon of deep blue moiré. The Grand Cross is worn on a broad sash; the Commander's Cross is worn around the neck on ribbon of the Order. The Knight's Cross is worn over the left breast on a ribbon. Women wear both the Commander's Cross and the Knight's Cross over the left breast on a ribbon of the Order, fashioned into a bow. Unlike the Order of St. Olav, the insignia of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit are the property of the recipient. Applications are submitted through the Protocol Department of the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The King receives the applications and confers the Order based on the council of the Lord Chamberlain of the Court, the Chief Protocol of the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Head of Chancery of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. Orders and medals of Norway The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit Website of the Royal Court Statues of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit Website of the Royal Court

The Rippling Blossom

The Rippling Blossom is a 2011 Hong Kong romantic drama series produced by TVB and starring Julian Cheung, Michael Tse, Myolie Wu, Damian Lau and Tavia Yeung. The premiere episode aired on 7 February 2011 on TVB Jade, it was filmed from 25 October 2009 to 20 January 2010. Filming locations included Hokkaido, as well as Hong Kong. A Hong Kong dining mogul leaves behind a sushi restaurant to his second wife, Kong Ying-yuet, their son, Yue Chi-hiu and the son from his third wife, Yue Chi-ying. Hiu and Ying are remarkable Japanese cuisine chefs whose main aim in life is to pursue excellence in cuisine. Although Hiu and Ying are half-brothers, they get along well; when their father's first wife, Lang Yung-yung, creates trouble for the restaurant, Hiu declares to challenge her, claiming whoever wins will have the restaurant. Yung sends her personal nurse, Choi Sze-lung to get close to Hiu, he is smitten by love for her but soon becomes unhappy with their lukewarm relationship. On the other hand, their supply for fresh food has been shut out.

Ying has to make a trip to Japan to buy fish. He meets a willful girl from a wealthy family on the plane, they meet Mo-yung Ching, known as "The God of Fish" in the market. As the relationship between Ying and Keung Keung grows, she finds out that Mo-yung Ching is her long lost father. Mo-yung Ching becomes Ying's mentor and helps him through the competition to win the first overseas Japanese restaurant franchise in Hong Kong; as Ying's career grows, Hiu becomes more jealous of his brother and starts to scheme with Choi Sze-lung to get his father's fortunes. As Hiu and Ying have setbacks in their career and their loved ones after their attempt to save the restaurant, the brothers decide to have a competition. Hiu holds a placid mood to take part in this fair competition; when the judge is going to announce the final result, Ying receives a call that says Keung Keung suffered an accident and now she is in hospital. Ying leaves the competition without knowing the result. Keung Keung recovers after several days.

Hiu tells Ying that Ying is the winner in last competition and he is proud of him. Felix Lok as Yue Fai-wong, Chi-hiu, Chi-ying and Chi-po's deceased father and founder of the Emperor Food Corporation. On time during a traffic accident, Fai-wong ran over and killed Sze-lung's father and commended Chi-hiu to send a check with a large some of money to Sze-lung's mother, Hong Nai-hing, to compensate to their family to not prosecute him, gifts Chi-hiu the January Otaki Japanese Restaurant, a subsidiary restaurant of Emperor Corporation. Angelina Lo as Lang Yung-yung, the chairperson of Emperor Food Corporation whom is Fai-wong's first wife and mother of Chi-po, she despises Ying-yuet, Chiu-hiu and Chi-ying challenging them with dirty tricks. She acts tyrannical towards her personal nurse, Sze-lung, but they settle their differences and when she develops cancers, she entrusts Sze-lung to take care of her intellectually disabled son, Chi-po. Yung-yung dies from organ failure in episode 15. Lisa Lui as Kong Ying-yuet, Chi-hiu's mother and Chi-ying's stepmother whom cherishes her family.

Despite her weak character, she would show off her persistent side. Michael Tse as Yue Chi-hiu, Fai-wong and Ying-yuet's eldest son whom is a master chef and owner of the January Otaki Japanese Restaurant. Due to his family environment, Chi-hiu is confident, has a high sense of responsibility and is self-critical and rather egoistic, he is Yung-yung's nemesis and is challenged by her. One time during a confrontation with Yung-yung, Chi-hiu meets Sze-lung and they fall in love; when Sze-lung was told falsely by Yung-yung that Chi-hiu was the murderer of his father, Chi-hiu was betrayed by Sze-lung in two competitions where he injures his hand and loses his restaurant. Feeling bitter, Chi-hiu schemes with Sze-lung and unscrupulously claims the position as CEO of Emperor Food Corporation. Chi-hiu feels bitter of his brother Chi-ying when the latter was able to improve his sushi-making skills when Chi-hiu was recovering from his hand injury and forces Chi-ying into a competition with him where he strikes a heavy blow to Chi-ying's self-esteem.

Julian Cheung as Yue Chi-ying, a junior chef who works at his older brother's restaurant as his apprentice. Having a opposite personality as his brother, Chi-ying is optimistic, enthusiastic and playful. Since Chi-ying is always curious of people around him, he is unable to work and is scolded by his brother. Despite contrasting personalities, Chi-ying gets along well with his brother and respects him for his talent and skills. Chi-ying's mother died at young age and he was raised by Yuet-ying, whom treats Chi-ying like his own son. While on a trip to Hokkaido, he meets rich heiress Keung Keung and they become friendly rivals. In Hokkaido, Chi-ying meets seafood merchandiser Mo-yung Ching, who takes him as his pupil and teaches him his knowledge of fish, helping Chi-ying win a competition where he was substituting for his brother who had injured his hand, wins the ownership of a new restaurant, Isushi; as Chi-ying's sushi-making skills improves, his brother becomes insanely jealous and sets a trap to strike Chi-ying's self-esteem.

While Chi-ying was shattered, Keung Keung stuck by his side the whole time and they develop feeling for one another. Ngo Ka-nin as Yue Chi-po, Fai-wong and Yung-yung's intellectually disabled son and Chi-hiu and Chi-ying's younger half-brother, his intellectual disabilities was caused by

Houston, Missouri

Houston is a city in Texas County, United States. The population was 2,081 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Texas County. Houston was named after Sam Houston. During the Civil War, Houston was sometimes manned by units of the 5th Missouri State Militia; the Arthur W. and Chloe B. Cole House, Houston High School, Houston Ranger Station Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Houston is located in the Missouri Ozarks in central Texas County, at the intersection of U. S. Route 63 and Missouri Route 17. Cabool is 15 miles to the southwest and Licking about 12 miles to the northeast on route 63. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.64 square miles, all land. Houston is the second-largest city in Texas County, behind Cabool; the town is located south of Rolla. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,081 people, 935 households, 513 families living in the city; the population density was 571.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,060 housing units at an average density of 291.2 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population. There were 935 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 45.1% were non-families. 41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 56.0 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,992 people, 904 households, 536 families living in the city; the population density was 559.8 people per square mile. There were 1,042 housing units at an average density of 292.8 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 96.13% White, 0.20% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.35% from other races, 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population. There were 904 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.6% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.67. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $20,886, the median income for a family was $28,798.

Males had a median income of $26,371 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,977. About 20.6% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over. Houston R-I School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, Houston High School. Houston has a branch of the Texas County Library. Historic maps of Houston in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri

Revisions (TV series)

Revisions is an anime television series directed by Gorō Taniguchi and animated by Shirogumi. The series premiered from January 10 to March 28, 2019 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block. Daisuke Dojima is a student, kidnapped when he was a child. Now he and his friends are involved in one of the "Shibuya Drift" strange events, travelling 300 years into the future. There, the enemy known as "Revisions" fight using giant mechanical monsters. Daisuke and his friends are fighting to defeat the enemy and recover their present. Daisuke Dojima Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama. Milo Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu, her future self had encountered the SDS as children and told Daisuke of his prophecy, a time she would experience near the end of the series. Chang Gai Steiner Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki, he is assigned to be the leader of the SDS Chang Lu Steiner Voiced by: Rie Takahashi. Marin Temari Voiced by: Manaka Iwami. Unlike the others, Mari-mari is very weak-willed, but she overcomes this. Keisaku Asano Voiced by: Sōma Saitō.

Amongst the people in Shibuya who were transported to 2388, Keisuke came to the time period with his mother. Chiharu Isurugi Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa. Mukyu Isurugi Voiced by: Yukari Tamura. Nicholas Satō Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka. In public, he takes the form of a small and harmless teddy bear, however his true body has the frightening ability to control gravity and wreak major havoc. Mikio Dōjima Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai. Yumiko Yazawa Voiced by: Aya Endō Yumiko is a teacher at Seisho. Ryōhei Kuroiwa Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma. Seiichirō Muta Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita, his ideals for survival differed from Kuroiwa, as he believed that negotiating with the Revisions would benefit them greatly. Kanae Izumi Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki. Fuji TV announced the series during a livestream event in March 2018; the series is directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Makoto Fukami and Taichi Hashimoto, with animation by studio Shirogumi. Character designs for the series are provided by Sunao Chikaoka and adapted for CG animation by Jun Shirai.

Kazuhiko Takahashi serves as director of photography, Takamitsu Hirakawa is the CG director for the series, Jin Aketagawa is the sound director, Akari Saitō is the editor, Azusa Kikuchi composes the series' music. Other staff includes Yōhei Arai, Makoto Shirata, Yutaka Ōnishi, Ryū Sakamoto, Akemi Nagao; the opening theme is "Wagamama de Gomakasanaide" by The Oral Cigarettes. The ending theme is "Curtain Call" by Weaver; the series premiered on Fuji TV's +Ultra timeslot from January 10 to March 28, 2019. The series will be streamed on Netflix worldwide. Writing for Monsters and Critics, writer Patrick Frye compared the Science Fiction anime to the isekai genre "except that an entire city is thrown into a new world via time travel." Although the character development, plot twists, CGI animation were praised, it's claimed the "biggest negatives centered around the protagonist Daisuke who suffers from an obsessive hero complex for most of the first season... which made watching the first eight episodes feel grating or insufferable."

Official website Revisions at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Rane Group

RANE GROUP headquartered in Chennai, is an Indian industrial conglomerate. Beginning as a dealer for automobile and auto-parts in Madras in the 1920s, Rane has grown to encompass ten different companies as of 2013. According to the company's web site, its sales for fiscal 2012–13 were INR 5,236 Crores. According to The Automotive Horizon the company has "dominat the domestic auto component space" for "decades". In 2020 the group had manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Hyderabad, Tumkur, Bawal, Sanand. and Russellville, Kentucky In late 2011 the group entered the defense and aerospace market by purchasing a 26% equity stake in SasMos HET Technologies Pvt Ltd. SasMos manufactures interconnection systems for various defence and aerospace purposes. Group Chairman L. Ganesh was quoted as saying that he foresaw "significant growth opportunities both in India and as an exporter."The Rane Group was, as of 2012, planning to establish a manufacturing plant outside India. Group Chairman L. Ganesh was quoted as saying: "We think the time has come to look beyond India, to see if there is more space to grow, and, if it makes sense to manufacture there as well.

While our Tier-I products will still continue to be made with our joint venture partners, we are studying global markets to see if it’s feasible to manufacture our Tier-II products such as engine valves there." In 2011 the group planned to reinvest "around Rs 239.2 crore" an increase from Rs 217.3 crore the previous year. However, in September 2013 the group was reported to have scaled back from a planned investment of about Rs 250 crore to Rs 130 crore in both the previous and coming fiscal years, because of economic slowdowns. Moneycontrol.com ran a video story about "succession planning" in the Rane Group, how "dynastic rules" are accepted in Indian business while they are opposed in politics. Rane Holdings Limited Rane Engine Valve Limited Rane Limited Rane Brake Lining Limited Rane Diecast Limited Rane TRW Steering Systems Private Limited Rane NSK Steering Systems Private Limited Kar Mobiles Limited JMA Rane Marketing Limited Rane Holdings America Inc Official site