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Agoracritus

Agoracritus was a famous sculptor in ancient Greece. Agoracritus was born on the island of Paros, was active from about Olympiad 85 to 88, that is, from about 436 to 424 BC, he was a pupil of the sculptor Phidias. Only four of Agoracritus' works are mentioned: a statue of Zeus and one of Athena Itonia in the temple of that goddess at Athens. Respecting this last work there has been a great deal of discussion; the account which Pliny gives of it is that Agoracritus contended with Alcamenes in making a statue of Venus. Agoracritus, indignant at his defeat, made some slight alterations so as to change his Venus into a Nemesis, sold it to the people of Rhamnus on the condition that it should never be set up in Athens. Pausanias, without saying a word about Agoracritus, says that the Rhamnusian Nemesis was the work of Phidias, was made out of the block of Parian marble which the Persians under Datis and Artaphernes brought with them for the purpose of setting up a trophy; this account however has been overwhelmingly rejected as involving a confusion of the ideas connected by the Greeks with the goddess Nemesis.

The statue moreover was not of Pentelic marble. Strabo, John Tzetzes, the Suda and Photius give other variations in speaking of this statue, it seems agreed that Pliny's account of the matter is correct in most of the particulars. As late as the early 20th century, parts of the statue's head were in the British Museum. By the beginning of the 21st century, enough fragments had been recovered that a partial reconstruction of Agoracritus' Nemesis was performed in Rhamnus. In it, Nemesis is depicted holding an apple branch and a phiale, wearing a crown decorated with deer; the base depicts Leda showing Helen to Tyndareus. Agoracritus is a character in Greek playwright Aristophanes' play The Knights; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "Agoracritus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Gerhard Bechly

Gerhard Bechly was a lieutenant colonel in the Wehrmacht that helped to establish the League of German Officers in September 1943 as a part of the German resistance to Nazism movement. Gerhard Bechly was a professional soldier that rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and Adjutant in the 295th Infantry Division of the German Army. In 1942, Lieutenant Colonel Bechly was captured during the Battle of Stalingrad by the Soviet Army and became a prisoner of war at the Lunjowo POW camp 27 in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast; as a prisoner, he worked to establish the National Committee for a Free Germany on July 12, 1943. Subsequently, through his leadership, the League of German Officers was formed September 11/12, 1943. Gerhard Bechly served as board member of the organization. During the period 1943-1945, Gerhard was Staff Engineer at, "Freies Deutschland", newspaper and radio station "Free Germany"; the 295th Infantry Division was decimated from those killed in action during the Battle of Stalingrad and the many thousands that died as prisoners.

Of the 300,000 Germans that were involved with the Battle of Stalingrad, only about 6000 lived to return to Germany. The survival rate was much higher for officers, many of those that were able to return took positions in the new government of East Germany. Lieutenant Colonel Bechly was able to return to Germany in September 1947, in 1952 he joined the Kasernierte People's Police, becoming Head of Department in the 6th Management of Staff of the Kasernierte Volkspolizei. In 1956, Gerhard Bechly became colonel, chief of staff of the 4th Administration of the Ministry of National Defense. Shortly after the establishment of the National Committee for a Free Germany, a recruitment campaign was envisioned for German officers who were held as prisoners of war within the Soviet Union. In order to facilitate the recruitment of these officers, Bund Deutscher Offiziere, known in English as the League of German Officers, was created on September 11/12, 1943. Starting with 95 officers in the Lunjowo POW camp, with assistance of the Soviets, the BDO grew to well over 1000 German officers held at POW camps within the Soviet Union.

The BDO assisted the efforts of the National Committee for a Free Germany in providing propaganda as part of the German resistance to Nazism movement, culminating with the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944. After the war, the BDO was dissolved by Joseph Stalin on November 2, 1945. National Committee Free Germany German Resistance to Nazism National People's Army German Democratic Republic Manifesto of conscience, by Peter Rau, Young World Online, December 7, 2013 295th Infantry Division article on German Wikipedia League of German Officers article on German Wikipedia Kaserniete People's Police article on German Wikipedia National People's Army article on German Wikipedia Ministry of National Defense article on German Wikipedia

Duncan (Amazay) Lake

Duncan Lake – known as Amazay Lake in Sekani– is a natural 6 km -long wilderness fish-bearing lake with rainbow trout and whitefish populations, located at the headwaters of the Findlay watershed. In the Omineca Mountains of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada; the Finlay River The Tse Keh Nay known as the Ingenika, live at the north end of the Williston Lake in the community of Tsay Keh Dene. They have lived in the Rocky Mountain Trench known as the Valley of a Thousand Peaks "for many generations." In 1824 Samuel Black, an early fur trader kept a journal describing his visited to the region with Tse Keh Nay Chief Methodiates and his followers. He described the historic use of the resource rich Amazay/Thutade/Kemess area. "Amazay Lake is well known to the Tse Keh Nay, like Thutade Lake, is a site for hunting and gathering, rich in oral history. Amazay in Sekani means "little mother lake" or "very superior mother." It is, according to the Tse Keh Nay, "right in the centre of our Tse Keh Nay territory."

"According to a Tsay Keh Dene Elder, the English name for Duncan Lake is associated with the story of a young Yutuwichan boy named Duncan who walked from McLeod Lake to Duncan Lake to visit his family who were wintering around the Lake. Another explanation is given by Joe Bob Patrick, who says his father named the lake after his good friend Duncan Pierre from Ingenika. Duncan Pierre’s gravesite is reported to be at Amazay and that recent archaeological research by Frank Craig suggested that site HgSq-10 "may be the final resting place of Duncan Pierre"." Amazay Lake was the calving ground for caribou in the month of May. "There was so much caribou up there. Amazay Lake they call it, they say about 300. Sometimes, they say they all go around it. Now there’s nothing. You go nothing, they don’t see nothing anywhere around that area." Google Earth Duncan Lake, Peace River, BC V0J 57° 2'19.64"N 126°47'45.16"W.

Richard Power (Parnellite MP)

Richard Power was an Irish nationalist politician and MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and as member of the Home Rule League and the Irish Parliamentary Party represented Waterford City from 6 February 1874 until his death at the early age of 40, in 1891. Power was a major supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell during his leadership crisis after the Katharine O'Shea divorce controversy. Despite this, he remained popular on both sides of the party, he was reported to have caught a chill at Parnell's funeral. He was married only a few days before his death, he was first elected in the 1874 United Kingdom general election as a candidate of the Home Rule League, standing with Major Purcell O'Gorman, the other member elected. He was re-elected in 1880 stood for the Irish Parliamentary Party in the elections of 1885 and 1886, he served as Mayor of Waterford in 1886 and 1887. He held the position of Irish Whip in parliament from 1878 and performed a key role in coordinating MPs in carrying out Parnell's disciplined pressure on the Liberal and Conservative parties over Home Rule.

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Richard Power

Data recovery

In computing, data recovery is a process of salvaging inaccessible, corrupted, damaged or formatted data from secondary storage, removable media or files, when the data stored in them cannot be accessed in a normal way. The data is most salvaged from storage media such as internal or external hard disk drives, solid-state drives, USB flash drives, magnetic tapes, CDs, DVDs, RAID subsystems, other electronic devices. Recovery may be required due to physical damage to the storage devices or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the host operating system; the most common data recovery scenario involves an operating system failure, malfunction of a storage device, logical failure of storage devices, accidental damage or deletion, etc. in which case the ultimate goal is to copy all important files from the damaged media to another new drive. This can be accomplished using a Live CD or DVD by booting directly from a ROM instead of the corrupted drive in question.

Many Live CDs or DVDs provide a means to mount the system drive and backup drives or removable media, to move the files from the system drive to the backup media with a file manager or optical disc authoring software. Such cases can be mitigated by disk partitioning and storing valuable data files on a different partition from the replaceable OS system files. Another scenario involves a drive-level failure, such as a compromised file system or drive partition, or a hard disk drive failure. In any of these cases, the data is not read from the media devices. Depending on the situation, solutions involve repairing the logical file system, partition table or master boot record, or updating the firmware or drive recovery techniques ranging from software-based recovery of corrupted data, hardware- and software-based recovery of damaged service areas, to hardware replacement on a physically damaged drive which allows for extraction of data to a new drive. If a drive recovery is necessary, the drive itself has failed permanently, the focus is rather on a one-time recovery, salvaging whatever data can be read.

In a third scenario, files have been accidentally "deleted" from a storage medium by the users. The contents of deleted files are not removed from the physical drive. In the mind of end users, deleted files cannot be discoverable through a standard file manager, but the deleted data still technically exists on the physical drive. In the meantime, the original file contents remain in a number of disconnected fragments, may be recoverable if not overwritten by other data files; the term "data recovery" is used in the context of forensic applications or espionage, where data which have been encrypted or hidden, rather than damaged, are recovered. Sometimes data present in the computer gets encrypted or hidden due to reasons like virus attack which can only be recovered by some computer forensic experts. A wide variety of failures can cause physical damage to storage media, which may result from human errors and natural disasters. CD-ROMs can dye layer scratched off. Physical damage to a hard drive in cases where a head crash has occurred, does not mean there will be permanent loss of data.

The techniques employed by many professional data recovery companies can salvage most, if not all, of the data, lost when the failure occurred. Of course there are exceptions to this, such as cases where severe damage to the hard drive platters may have occurred. However, if the hard drive can be repaired and a full image or clone created the logical file structure can be rebuilt in most instances. Most physical damage cannot be repaired by end users. For example, opening a hard disk drive in a normal environment can allow airborne dust to settle on the platter and become caught between the platter and the read/write head. During normal operation, read/write heads float 3 to 6 nanometers above the platter surface, the average dust particles found in a normal environment are around 30,000 nanometers in diameter; when these dust particles get caught between the read/write heads and the platter, they can cause new head crashes that further damage the platter and thus compromise the recovery process.

Furthermore, end users do not have the hardware or technical expertise required to make these repairs. Data recovery companies are employed to salvage important data with the more reputable ones using class 100 dust- and static-free cleanrooms. Recovering data from physically damaged hardware can involve multiple techniques; some damage can be repaired by replacing parts in the hard disk. This alone may make the disk usable. A specialized disk-imaging procedure is used to recover every readable bit from the surface. Once this image is acquired and saved on a reliable medium, the image can be safely analyzed for logical damage and will allow much of the original file system to be reconstructed. A common misconception is that a damaged printed circuit board may be replaced during recovery procedures by an identical PCB from a healthy drive. While this may work in rare circumstances on hard disk drives manufactured before 2003, it will not work on newer drives. Electronics boards

1968–69 ABA season

The 1968–69 ABA season was the second season for the American Basketball Association. Two teams relocated: Minnesota Muskies became the Miami Floridians; the Pittsburgh Pipers became the Minnesota Pipers. Two others relocated within their territory; the Anaheim Amigos became the Los Angeles Stars. The New Jersey Americans became the New York Nets. C – ABA Champions ABA Most Valuable Player Award: Mel Daniels, Indiana Pacers Rookie of the Year: Warren Jabali, Oakland Oaks Coach of the Year: Alex Hannum, Oakland Oaks Playoffs MVP: Warren Jabali, Oakland Oaks All-Star Game MVP: John Beasley, Dallas Chaparrals All-ABA First Team Connie Hawkins, Minnesota Pipers Rick Barry, Oakland Oaks Mel Daniels, Indiana Pacers Jimmy Jones, New Orleans Buccaneers Larry Jones, Denver Rockets All-ABA Second Team John Beasley, Dallas Chaparrals Doug Moe, Oakland Oaks Red Robbins, New Orleans Buccaneers Donnie Freeman, Miami Floridians Louie Dampier, Kentucky Colonels All-Rookie Team Ron Boone, Dallas Chaparrals Warren Jabali, Oakland Oaks Larry Miller, Los Angeles Stars Gene Moore, Kentucky Colonels Walter Piatkowski, Denver Rockets 1969 ABA Playoffs