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Amymone

In Greek mythology, Amymone was a daughter of Danaus, king of Libya and Europe, a queen. As the "blameless" Danaid, her name identifies her as identical to Hypermnestra the one Danaid who did not assassinate her Egyptian husband on their wedding night, as her 49 sisters did; the author of the Bibliotheca, in his list of names for the Danaids, does mention both Hypermnestra and Amymone, however. Poseidon, in archaic times the consort of the two goddesses Demeter and Persephone in Argos, had dried up all the region's springs after the Argolid was awarded to the protection of Hera, it would appear from the myth. But he rescued Amymone from a chthonic satyr, about to rape her. To possess her himself, the god revealed the springs of Lerna, a cult site of great antiquity near the shores of the Argolid. To Poseidon she bore "the navigator", who gave his name to the port city of Argos. Amymone, the blameless, was reconciled with her father, given in marriage to Lynceus, with whom she founded a race of kings that led to Danae, the mother of Perseus, founder of Mycenae.

Thus this founding myth of Argos asserts that Argos was the metropolis of Mycenae. Amymone/Hypermnestra is represented with a water pitcher, a reminder of the sacred springs and lake of Lerna and of the copious wells that made Argos the "well-watered" and, by contrast, a reminder that her sisters were forever punished in Tartarus for their murderous crimes by fruitlessly drawing water in pitchers with open bases. Aeschylus wrote a now lost satyr play called Amymone about the seduction of Amymone by Poseidon, which followed the trilogy that included The Suppliants. Bibliotheca Carlos Parada, "Greek Mythology Link": Danaids Amymone and Poseidon. Continuous Narrative on Roman Mosaics

Nikos Konstantopoulos

Nikos Konstantopoulos is a Greek politician, member of the Hellenic Parliament and former president of the left-wing Synaspismos. His daughter, was until September 2015 the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament. Born in 1942 in the village of Krestena, near Olympia, Konstantopoulos studied law in the University of Athens. During his period as a law student he became involved in the student movement as a member of the Center Union. During the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, his ideas became more radical, he was a member of the Democratic Defense anti-junta resistance group. He was arrested and sentenced in 8 years of imprisonment by the regime in 1970. After the restoration of democracy in 1974, Konstantopoulos joined the movement for the abolishment of the monarchy in the country, a goal succeeded through the 1974 referendum. Ηe was charter member of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in 1974. One year he was expelled due to his disagreement with the party's leader, Andreas Papandreou. Together with professor Sakis Karagiorgas, a partner from the resistance, he founded a party called Socialist March, which he served as spokesman from 1975 to 1979.

He took part in the 1977 general election as a member of the short-lived Socialist March within the Alliance of Progressive and Left-Wing Forces. He became a founding and leading member of Synaspismos in 1989. In the same year, he was elected member of the parliament and served as Minister for the Interior in the coalition government of Tzannis Tzannetakis, New Democracy; this unusual left-conservative alliance, plus the fact that Konstantopoulos was one of the prosecution lawyers in the trials of Andreas Papandreou and many others of his former PASOK companions, made Synaspismos and Konstantopoulos targets of severe criticism. In the 1993 general election, the failure of Synaspismos to pass the 3 per cent threshold in order to enter the parliament was a near disaster for the party. Maria Damanaki, the president of Synaspismos, resigned from her position, Konstantopoulos was elected as the party leader, he soon became popular, being among the top in opinion polls. In the 1996 election, Synaspismos re-entered the parliament with a percentage of 5.2 percent countrywide, a success credited to a large extent to Konstantopoulos himself.

In the 2000 general election held in April, Synaspismos got 3.2 percent at a national level. In the 2004 general election held in March, Synaspismos narrowly escaped from being excluded from the parliament again, acquiring 3.2 percent at a national level, despite the fact it had formed an alliance with other minor parties of the Greek left. This alliance became inactive in a few weeks' time, failing to participate united in the same year's European Parliament election. Konstantopoulos received criticism from both his party's members and his left allies for the two consecutive failures, announced that he would retire as president at the next Synaspismos congress; the Synaspismos congress of December 2004 elected Alekos Alavanos as the party president. Konstantopoulos has worked as a lawyer, specializing in various issues of institutional reforms, law modernization, criminal law and the defence of civil rights. In 2010, he was for a short time president of Panathinaikos F. C. Official Biography Terms of office of Nikos Konstantopoulos at the Hellenic Parliament

O'Higgins Region

The Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region shortened to O'Higgins Region, is one of Chile's 16 first order administrative divisions. It is subdivided into three provinces, it is named in honour of one of Chile's founding fathers. The Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the Republic of Argentina, to the north by the Valparaíso and Santiago Metropolitan Regions, to the south by the Maule Region, it extends between the parallels of 33° 51' and 35° 01' south latitude, between the meridian of 70° 02' west longitude and the Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city of the region is Rancagua; the second major town is San Fernando. In pre-Quaternary times extensive Nothofagus forests covered much of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region; the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region is part of the restricted range of the endangered Chilean Wine Palm, Jubaea chilensis. From 9000 BCE to 300 BCE, the humans who inhabited the region moved between the coast and the valley as well as the Andes.

At sites such as Pichilemu, Cáhuil and Bucalemu, they left trash deposits or shell middens bearing testimony to their raids. During the Agroalfarero Period, the inhabitants experienced changes in their way of life, the most important being the cultivation of vegetables and the manufacture of clay objects. From 600 CE onwards, they started cultivating beans, squashes and quinoa. All of these except quinoa and some types of maize required irrigation, which prompted them to move to the banks of creeks and rivers. During this period, groups of people lived in Quincha houses with straw roofs, in the vicinity of irrigation channels and horticulture crops, a style of life attributable to the Promaucaes or Picunches and to the Chiquillanes. During the Colonial Period, the region became dominated, like the rest of the country, by the Spanish, a system of ranching became predominant; the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region contains a large part of the rural population. Amongst the populated cities, Rancagua stands out for having been transformed, in recent times, into an outskirt of Santiago.

It is close being located 87 km south of Santiago. It is the capital of the Cachapoal Province as well the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region. According to the census of 2002, other densely populated cities are: San Fernando; the main industrial and export activity takes place at CODELCO's El Teniente mine, which contributes 7.7% of Chile's copper production. The ore is processed at the Sewell and Colón concentrator plants and refined at Caletones, shipped from the port of San Antonio, in the Valparaíso Region. Byproducts include silver. Agriculture contributes 30.1% of the region's GDP. One out of every four hectares of fruit orchards in Chile is in the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region; the main crops are apples and pears, followed by table grapes, plums and nectarines. Manufacturing activity in the region is related to copper mining and food and beverages. One particular growth area is the production of fruit juices and pulp, dehydrated fruit. Over the past few years, there has been significant development in the forestry sector plantations of eucalyptus and radiata pine.

The region is governed by an intendant, appointed by the president. Pablo Silva Amaya is the current intendant; the administration of the region rests with the regional government, headed by the intendant and the regional council. The latter comprises sixteen regional administrators. For purposes of interior administration, the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region is divided into three provinces: Cachapoal Province, capital: Rancagua, Colchagua Province, capital: San Fernando, Cardenal Caro Province, capital: Pichilemu; the provinces are subdivided into 33 communes. This area is known as the "huaso province" after the name of the huaso. Sashes and mantas – traditional items of the huaso costume – are woven in Doñihue on heavy vertical looms. Designs imitate vine leaves, bunches of grapes and copihues. Other designs of colored stripes are woven on horizontal looms; the population is a mixture of both European and indigenous races and cultures, thus the region has a homogeneous culture known as Chileanidad is present and a mestizo imprint is evident.

The Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region was settled by other Europeans. French and Italian families established agriculture including the important wine industry: the Wine Route is one of the main tourist attractions of the Colchagua valley. Breweries can be found as well, the legacy of Swiss immigration. Livestock herding was influenced by British and Yugoslavian settlers. Violeta Zúñiga, human rights activist "The Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Region" at the Chilean government website Region

Flags in the Dust

Flags in the Dust is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, completed in 1927. His publisher edited the manuscript with Faulkner's reluctant consent, removing about 40,000 words in the process; that version was published as Sartoris in 1929. Faulkner's original manuscript of Flags in the Dust was published in 1973, Sartoris was subsequently taken out of print; the novel deals with the decay of an aristocratic southern family just after the end of World War I. The wealthy Sartoris family of Jefferson, lives under the shadow of its dead patriarch, Colonel John Sartoris. Colonel John was a Confederate cavalry officer during the Civil War, built the local railroad, is a folk hero; the surviving Sartorises are his younger sister, Virginia Du Pre, his son Bayard Sartoris, his great-grandson Bayard Sartoris. The novel begins with the return of young Bayard Sartoris to Jefferson from the First World War. Bayard and his twin brother John, killed in action, were fighter pilots. Young Bayard is haunted by the death of his brother.

In addition to feeling intense survivor guilt, Bayard senses instinctively that everyone in town liked John better. Both were superb athletes, fearless fighters, but as Aunt Jenny points out, "Johnny" Sartoris was friendly and good-natured to old and young alike, while Bayard was cold and moody before the war; as a result of all this, Bayard secretly feels. That and the family disposition for foolhardy acts push him into a pattern of self-destructive behavior reckless driving in a purchased automobile. Young Bayard crashes the car off a bridge. During the convalescence which follows, he establishes a relationship with Narcissa Benbow, whom he marries. Despite promises to Narcissa to stop driving recklessly, he gets into a near wreck with old Bayard in the car, causing old Bayard to die of a heart attack. Young Bayard disappears from Jefferson, he dies test-flying an experimental airplane on the day of his son’s birth In the autumn or winter of 1926, William Faulkner, twenty-nine, began work on the first of his novels about Yoknapatawpha County.

Sherwood Anderson had told him some time before that he should write about his native Mississippi, now Faulkner took that advice: he used his own land, peopled it with men and women who were drawn from real life, depicted as they should have been in some ideal mythopoeic structure. A year on September 29, 1927, the new novel was completed, it was 596 pages long in transcript, he called it Flags in the Dust. Full of enthusiasm, Faulkner sent Flags in the Dust up to Horace Liveright in New York. Liveright read it, disliked it, sent it back with his firm recommendation that Faulkner not try to offer it for publication anywhere else: it was too diffuse, too lacking in plot and structure. Faulkner, showed Flags in the Dust to several of his friends, who shared Liveright's opinion. Despite the adversity Faulkner had faced, he still believed that this would be the book that would make his name as a writer, for several months he tried to edit it himself, sitting at his worktable in Oxford. Discouraged, he sent a new typescript off to Ben Wasson, his agent in New York.

"Will you please try to sell this for me?" he asked Wasson. "I can't afford all the postage it's costing me." In the meantime, convinced that he would never become a successful novelist, Faulkner began to work on a book that he was sure would never mean anything to anyone but himself: The Sound and the Fury. Wasson tried eleven publishers, he gave the typescript to Harrison Smith an editor of Harcourt, Brace & Company. Smith liked it, showed it to Alfred Harcourt, who agreed to publish it, provided that someone other than Faulkner perform the extensive cutting job that Harcourt felt was necessary. For fifty dollars, Wasson agreed to pare down his client's novel. On September 20, 1928, Faulkner received a contract for the book, now to be called Sartoris, to be about 110,000 words long, and, to be delivered to Harcourt, Brace sixteen days later. Faulkner left for New York to help Wasson with his revision, but when he sat down in Wasson's apartment to observe the operation on his novel, Faulkner found himself unable to participate.

If it were cut, he felt, it would die. Wasson persisted, pointing out that the trouble with Flags in the Dust was that it was not one novel, but six, all struggling along simultaneously. This, to Faulkner, was praise: evidence of fecundity and fullness of vision, evidence that the world of Yoknapatawpha was rich enough to last; as he wrote of his third novel, "I discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it." Wasson kept his bargain with Alfred Harcourt. For the next two weeks, while Faulkner sat nearby writing The Sound and the Fury, Wasson went through the typescript of Flags in the Dust, making cuts of every sort until a fourth of the book had been excised. Harcourt, Brace published this truncated version on January 31, 1929, as Sartoris, the old Flags in the Dust was soon forgotten - by everyone but Faulkner. Faulkner had preserved the original holograph manuscript of Fla

Association of Malayalam Movie Artists

The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists is an Indian organisation of film actors and actresses working in Malayalam cinema, formed in 1994. A governing body of this association is selected for a period of three years to manage and carry out its objectives; the officers of the Governing body shall include President, two Vice-presidents, General Secretary, Joint Secretary Treasurer and other Executive Committee members. Only members with Life Membership status can become a member of the Governing body; the new office-bearers for the year 2018–2021 were selected as follows: President: Mohanlal Vice-Presidents: Ganesh and Mukesh General Secretary: Idavela Babu Joint Secretary: Siddique Treasurer: JagadishExecutive Committee Members: Indrans, Sudheer Karamana, Baburaj, Asif Ali, Tini Tom, Aju Varghese, Honey Rose, Swetha Menon, Rachana Narayanankutty and Unni Sivapal. AMMA association contributed 50 lakh rupees to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, to extend its support during 2018 Kerala floods.

On October 6, 2018 Mohanlal announced that AMMA along with Asianet will conduct a stage show in Abu Dhabi by December 2018 with the intent to raise around five crore rupees which would be handed over to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. In February 2010, the senior actor Thilakan announced to the media that few members within AMMA has conspired and denied him work; the executive members of AMMA convened meetings multiple times to hear his complaints. Since Thilakan did not attend those meetings and continued to publicly defame the association in the media, he was expelled from the association. After the veteran actor Thilakan died, his son Shammi Thilakan, a member of AMMA, requested the AMMA leadership to reconsider and reinstate the membership of his father posthumously. In March 2017, based on the petition by director Vinayan in 2012, Competition Commission of India, imposed a total fine of Rs 11.25 Lakhs on the AMMA and Film Employees Federation Of Kerala for denying opportunities for Vinayan, preventing artists from co-operating with Vinayan, rejecting his films from theaters.

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List of butterflies of Hong Kong

This is a list of butterflies of Hong Kong. About 250 species are known from Hong Kong. One subspecies is endemic to the region. Bibasis gomata lalita Bibasis oedipodea belesis Bibasis jaina Hasora badra badra Hasora vitta indica Hasora chromus chromus Hasora taminatus malayana Hasora anura china Badamia exclamationis Choaspes benjaminii japonicus Choaspes hemixanthus furcatus Celaenorrhinus leucocera Gerosis phisara Tagiades litigiosus litigiosus Tagiades menaka Abraximorpha davidii esta Odontoptilum angulatum angulatum Caprona alida alida Ampittia dioscorides etura Ampittia virgata Aeromachus jhora Aeromachus pygmaeus Thoressa monastyrskyi Halpe porus Halpe paupera walthewi Astictopterus jama chinensis Iambrix salsala salsala Notocrypta curvifascia curvifascia Notocrypta paralysos Udaspes folus Suastus gremius gremius Isoteinon lamprospilus lamprospilus Hyarotis adrastus praba Erionota torus Matapa aria Taractrocera ceramas thelma Taractrocera maevius maevius Potanthus trachala trachala Potanthus pseudomaesa clio Potanthus pava pava Potanthus confucius confucius Telicota colon stinga Telicota besta besta Telicota ancilla horisha Telicota ohara formosana Cephrenes acalle Parnara guttata Parnara ganga Parnara bada bada Parnara apostata Zographetus satwa Borbo cinnara Borbo bevani Pelopidas agna agna Pelopidas mathias oberthueri Pelopidas subochraceus barneyi Pelopidas assamensis Pelopidas conjunctus conjunctus Polytremis lubricans lubricans Baoris farri farri Caltoris bromus bromus Caltoris cahira Lamproptera curius walkeri Graphium sarpedon sarpedon Graphium cloanthus clymenus Graphium doson axion Graphium agamemnon agamemnon Pathysa antiphates antiphates Papilio agestor Papilio clytia Papilio xuthus xuthus Papilio machaon Papilio demoleus demoleus Papilio helenus helenus Papilio polytes polytes Papilio memnon agenor Papilio protenor protenor Papilio bianor bianor Papilio dialis Papilio paris paris Troides helena spilotia Troides aeacus aeacus Pachliopta aristolochiae goniopeltis Byasa alcinous manonensis Delias hyparete hierte Delias pasithoe pasithoe Delias acalis acalis Delias belladonna kwangtungensis Leptosia nina nina Prioneris thestylis formosana Prioneris philonome clemanthe Pieris canidia canidia Pieris rapae crucivora Cepora nerissa nerissa Appias albina darada Appias lyncida eleonora Ixias pyrene pyrene Hebomoia glaucippe glaucippe Dercas verhuelli verhuelli Colias erate Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe Catopsilia pomona pomona Eurema brigitta rubella Eurema laeta betheseba Eurema hecabe hecabe Eurema blanda hylama Allotinus drumila aphthonius Miletus chinensis chinensis Taraka hamada isona Curetis dentata denta Cigaritis lohita formosana Cigaritis syama peguana Arhopala bazalus turbata Arhopala pseudocentaurus pirithous Arhopala birmana birmana Arhopala paramuta paramuta Arhopala rama ramosa Mahathala ameria hainani Horaga albimacula triumphalis Horaga onyx moltrechti Iraota timoleon timolecon Pratapa deva devula Tajuria cippus malcolmi Tajuria maculata Eliotia jalindra Creon cleobis cleobis Remelana jangala mudra Ancema ctesia agalla Deudorix epijarbas menesicles Artipe eryx eryx Sinthusa chandrana grotei Sinthusa nasaka Rapala manea schistacea Heliophorus epicles phoenicoparyphus Nacaduba berenice Nacaduba kurava euplea Jamides bochus bochus Jamides celeno celeno Jamides alecto alocina Catochrysops strabo strabo Catochrysops panormus exiguus Lampides boeticus Leptotes plinius Castalius rosimon Pseudozizeeria maha serica Zizeeria karsandra karsandra Zizina otis otis Zizula hylax Famegana alsulus eggletoni Everes argiades Everes lacturnus rileyi Tongeia filicaudis Pithecops corvus Neopithecops zalmora zalmora.