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Belisama

In Celtic polytheism, Belisama was a goddess worshipped in Gaul. She is identified with Minerva in the interpretatio romana; the etymology of her name has been taken to translate to "brightest one", i.e. containing a superlative suffix -isama attached to the root bel "bright". But the root bel has been interpreted differently, e.g. as bel "strong". A Gaulish inscription found at Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence shows that a nemeton was dedicated to her: СΕΓΟΜΑΡΟС/ ΟΥΙΛΛΟΝΕΟС/ ΤΟΟΥΤΙΟΥС/ ΝΑΜΑΥСΑΤΙС/ ΕΙѠΡΟΥ ΒΗΛΗ/СΑΜΙ СΟСΙΝ/ ΝΕΜΗΤΟΝ Segomaros Ouilloneos tooutious Namausatis eiōrou Bēlēsami sosin nemēton "Segomarus Uilloneos, citizen of Namausus, dedicated this sanctuary to Belesama"The identification with Minerva in Gallo-Roman religion is established in a Latin inscription from Saint-Lizier, Ariège department: Minervae / Belisamae / sacrum / Q Valerius / Montan / x vThe French toponyms Beleymas and Bellême are based on the theonym; the presence of the goddess in Britain is more difficult to establish.

Based on Ptolemy listing a "Belisama estuary", River Ribble in England seems to have been known by the name Belisama in Roman times. However, it is said to be the name of the River Mersey. Belisama: a Gaulish and Brythonic goddess

Sylvia Shaw Judson

Sylvia Shaw Judson was a professional sculptor who worked first in Chicago and in Lake Forest, IL. She created a broad range of sculptural artworks, notably garden pieces depicting children and animals. For more than fifty years she sculpted life-size human figures in an era when critics and curators favored abstract works. Many years after she died, her serenely simple Bird Girl came to be known and admired. A child of a well-to-do family, Sylvia Shaw Judson enjoyed idyllic carefree summers and the benefits of private schools, foreign travel, social connections, several years of training and internship with the best teachers. After she became an acclaimed artist in her own right, she continued to be identified as the daughter of Howard Van Doren Shaw, a prominent architect who died in 1926, early in her career, she called him "the most important influence on my life as a sculptor." Forty years after her father's death, Judson dedicated her book For Gardens and Other Places to him, wrote that "he intended me to be his own private sculptor."

But as much as she evidently wished to give him credit for her success, it was the result of her own artistic creativity and hard work. The exact number of works she created is uncertain about eighty in all, they were meant to be objects of quiet contemplation, most are not on public view. Sylvia was born in Chicago on June 30, 1897 to Frances Wells Shaw and architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, they lived in upscale Hyde Park, not far from the University of Chicago. In the same year her father bought 50 acres of land on Green Bay Road in Lake Forest and started building an English Arts and Crafts country house that would be the family's summer home, he called it "Ragdale." They had a meadow and virgin prairie, an old farmhouse and barn, a cottage for the farmer, an orchard, vegetable garden, pasture for horses and cows, sheds for chickens and sheep, an outdoor theater where Sylvia and her sisters recited poems and acted out their mother's plays. Sylvia spent most of her summers in this bucolic setting, it profoundly influenced her sculpture.

She was educated at the University of Chicago Laboratory School and School for Girls, in 1914-15 attended Westover School, a college preparatory school for girls in Middlebury, Connecticut. She had decided to become a sculptor, in a school magazine essay she wrote confidently, "My specialty is going to be garden pieces." She spent the summer of 1915 working as an intern with Anna Hyatt at her studio on Cape Ann in Massachusetts. Instead of going to college, she enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for intensive training in human figure sculpting under Albin Polasek. Sylvia interrupted her studies in 1917 for an extended tour of the Far East with her father that she said was a continuing influence Chinese animal sculpture. After graduating from SAIC in 1918, she rented a small studio in New York City, but "feeling the need for more study" she went to Paris. Studying with Antoine Bourdelle at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière broadened her perspective. Years she wrote, "At that time it was a rediscovered idea that a work of sculpture should be a work of architecture in itself."

In the sculpture of Aristide Maillol she valued "a passionate striving for unity and simplicity, a paring down, but together with a fullness of form, a growing outward from within," all of work would be attributes of her own subsequent work. Sylvia Shaw married Clay Judson in 1921, their daughter Alice was born in 1922 and in that year Sylvia declared that she was a professional sculptor. They lived in an apartment in Chicago and she set up her studio in a shared basement laundry room. One of the first sculptures she created as a professional was the amusing Naughty Faun. In 1925 three-year-old Alice posed for the curiously endearing half girl / half fish Merchild, her face hidden by her curls as she tries to pry open an oyster. In the year of her first professional award, 1926, her son Clay Jr. was born and her beloved father died at 57 years of age. He had become a nationally prominent architect, awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. Judson called him the most important influence on her life as a sculptor.

At prep school she had written that he had encouraged her to create sculpture for the gardens of large estates. During the next two years she conceived a garden sculpture that would, in her lifetime, be her best known and most successful work: Little Gardener. Seven-year-old Alice posed for the Little Gardener: barefoot, wearing just a cap and smock, holding a potted plant at her shoulder, a garden trowel in her other hand, a watering can at her feet, symbolizing hope and joy and seeming to look on life with "quiet eyes". Judged Best American Sculpture in 1929, it was awarded the Logan Prize given for sculpture. Selected in 1964 for the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House, where it has been standing since, another copy presented to the Philippines in 1966 by President Johnson as a gift from the American people. In 1968, for admission to full membership in the National Academy of Design, Judson was required to submit a work that she regarded as her best. In 1936 Judson asked a 9-year-old girl to pose for a figure whose tilted head and sad eyes make it appear that she is resigned to her fate: her slender arms must forever hold two bowls.

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Kenn (Japanese actor)

Ken'ichirō Ōhashi, better known by the stage name KENN, is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer from Tokyo. He made his debut as a voice actor in 2004 in the Japanese anime Yu-Gi-Oh! GX as Jaden Yuki, the protagonist of the series and his most known role, he performed in the musical adaptation of the popular sports anime The Prince of Tennis as Yuta Fuji, the younger brother of Seigaku's Shusuke Fuji. He was the vocalist and keyboardist of the rock band The NaB's in 2003. KENN played the part of Ikuto in the musical adaptation of Peach Pit's manga Shugo Chara. 2004Yu-Gi-Oh! GX 2006Air Gear Digimon Savers Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 2008Live On Cardliver Kakeru The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk 2009Fresh Pretty Cure! Miracle Train: ōedo-sen e Yōkoso The Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk 2010Black Butler II Jewelpet Twinkle The Legend of the Legendary Heroes 2011Jewelpet Sunshine Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream Toriko 2012Ginga e Kickoff!! Hunter × Hunter Jewelpet Kira☆Deco—!

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Bilinarra language

Bilingara known as the Bilinarra, is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Bilinarra people of the Northern Territory. It is classified as an eastern variety of one of the Pama-Nyungan Ngumbin languages, it is mutually intelligible with the neighbouring Ngarinyman. Bilinarra is considered a dialect of. There are no structural features that are unique to Bilinarra and linguists would consider all three languages to be dialects of a single language, but speakers of these languages consider them to be different. Elements of their tongue were first recorded by a police constable W. H. Willshire in 1896. By 2013, only one person was alive who spoke it as their primary language though it inflects the variety of Kriol spoken by Bilinarra children. Bilinarra is native to the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory of Australia; the name of the language most refers to the surrounding country, as bili means'rock' or'hill', followed by an unknown suffix. Massacres by early colonists, poor treatment on the cattle stations, mixing of languages at the cattle stations caused Bilinarra to lose prominence as more dominant languages took over, leading to the endangerment of Bilinarra.

According to Ethnologue, Bilinarra is rated an 8a level of endangerment. Bilinarra contains three distinct vowels with both the regular and long versions present; the vowel phonemes are provided below. The long version of each vowel occurs rarely. Bilinarra consists of 23 consonants for a total of 31 phonemes: The above examples demonstrate the types of syllabic structure in Bilinarra. For CVC syllable structure, all consonants. CVCC structure is found much less than CVC. CVCC structure appears in coverbs, though some nominals take this form; this structure is found in monosyllabic words or as the last syllable in a disyllabic word. CVCC always contains the pattern /rr/, /l/, or /rl/ followed by /g/, /b/, or /ng/. Stress in Bilinarra is predictable. Primary stress always falls on the first syllable of the word. Words of two and three syllables only contain one stress. Examples as follows: For words greater than three syllables, the primary stress occurs on the first syllable and secondary stress on the third: In longer words, which include affixation and clitics or more than one syllable, a new stress domain follows.

As an example consider the word,'mangarri-'murlung-'gulu=rni='rnalu. The stress falls on the first syllable of each multisyllabic morpheme, the clitic "=rni" receives no stress. In Billinarra, morphology consists of suffixation; the complete structure of the nominal word can be defined as follows: ROOT + + + + + CASE # Above, DERIV = derivational suffix, NUM = number suffix, ADNOM = adnominal suffix, CASE = case inflection. There exists derivational suffixation such as the nominalizer, -waji, which transforms a verb, in this case, into a noun: Zero-derivation takes place in Bilinarra, where nouns can be derived from coverbs. For example, ngurra can mean "to camp" or "camp" depending on the context. Adnominal suffixation is suffixation attached to nouns; as an example, consider the use of -gujarra, which means dual: For example, Nanagu-gari-lu, Subsect-OTHER-ERG, "The other Nanagu", describes not oneself but another. Another example is Jagarr-ngarna-gujara, Cover-ASSOC-DU, "Two blankets", describes two things.

Derivational and inflectional suffixation can be combined in Bilinarra. For example, Rurr-waji-la, Sit-NMLZ-LOC, "On the chair" combines both the nominalizer -waji and -la indicating location. Clitics in Bilinarra have a semantic or discourse function in creation of a word, they are placed after inflectional and derivational morphology but before pronominal clitics with the exception of the DUBitative clitic. The types of clitics included in Bilinarra are discourse clitic, pronominal clitic, dubative clitic; the dubative clitic, =nga, in Bilinarra marks uncertainty or doubt: Bilinarra has both "restricted" and "unrestricted" clitics. Of interest to note is the difference between restricted and unrestricted clitics. Unrestricted clitics can be attached to any part of speech. For example, =ma, TOPic, =barla/warla, FOCus: On the other hand, restricted clitics can only attach to certain parts of speech; the expectation modifier =rni, ONLY, can be attached to all words except inflecting verbs, =rnigan, AGAIN, can only attach to nominals and coverbs: For example, diwu-waji=rningan, fly-NMLZ=AGAIN, "plane again": In Bilinarra, reduplication is used to encode plurality with nouns, intensity with adjectives, participant plurality for coverbs.

The most common form of reduplication in Bilinarra involves copying the first two syllables of the stem as a prefix, or just the first syllable in the case of monosyllabic stems, resulting in a full symmetric reduplication: wajja > wajja-wajja >'hurry-REDUP' For multi-syllabic words, this form of reduplication results in partial reduplication: jalyarra > jalya-jalyarra >'dip into water' Another type of reduplication applies only to coverbs and involves copying the final CVC syllable as a suffix to achieve reduplication: gudij > gudi-dij >'standing around' Case is important in Bilinarra as it is used to encode grammatical relations and to mark different types of subordination and switch-reference. The nominative case and accusative case are always unmarked. For example, crocodile takes the same form in the transitive and intransitive case: The ergative case suffix marks the

Inventing Iron Man

Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine is a popular science book published in 2011 by neuroscience professor, martial arts master, long-time comic-book reader E. Paul Zehr. By looking at current technology, as well as how the human body and nervous system would have to adapt, Zehr applies scientific principles and creativity to explore the feasibility of Iron Man as a reality. In the book, Zehr physically deconstructs Iron Man, analyzing how we could use modern-day technology to create a suit of armor similar to the one made by Tony Stark; the book makes a parallel comparison of comic book science fiction with modern science. Zehr expresses that while science may be nearing a point where a suit like Iron Man’s could be made, it is important to consider limitations of the human body itself. Inventing Iron Man scientifically examines the brain-machine interface, bringing together concepts in neuroscience and neuroplasticity. E. Paul Zehr The Inventing Iron Man webpage

Charles T. Pepper

Charles Taylor Pepper, a 19th-century American medical doctor, is cited as the inspiration for the name of the Dr Pepper brand soft drink. Pepper was born in Big Spring, Virginia, on December 2, 1830, his parents were John Pepper and Mary Robertson Pepper and he was their 12th child. Pepper attended the University of Virginia for medical training and received a degree in 1855. Pepper married Isabella Howe of Rural Retreat on May 18, 1858, in Virginia, she was a cousin to Governor James Hoge Tyler. They had five children. Four of their children grew to adulthood, their children were William Howe. Pepper was a practicing physician from 1856 to 1896, he was a Confederate surgeon during the American Civil War and practiced at Emory and Henry College from 1862 to 1865 – the college was commandeered by the Confederate States of America and used as a hospital. After the war he moved to Bristol, where he practiced as a medical doctor. In 1879 he moved near Rural Retreat and built a home that he named Grassland.

He practiced as a medical doctor there in Wythe County, for decades. Pepper purchased a commercial building in downtown Rural Retreat that he converted into a doctor's office and a drug store. There he sold medical supplies. Pepper hired Wade Morrison in 1874, Morrison worked for Pepper for a few years, leaving in 1880 to travel west. In Texas, Morrison obtained employment as a pharmacist in Austin and later in Round Rock. Morrison moved around Texas. In 1882 he bought John W. Castles's drug store in downtown Waco. In 1885, Morrison employed pharmacist Charles C. Alderton. Alderton, of New York State, went to school in England. Morrison and Alderton mixed carbonated water, fruit juices, sugar to produce a soft drink that had an unusual taste, it was called a "Waco" – the customers at the drug store would order this drink saying, shoot a Waco. The drink's popularity begat the need for an official name. During the part of the nineteenth century it was common practice to name a product with the prefix Dr. to make it sound healthful.

Dr. Davis's Liver Pills, Dr. Bell's Never-Failing Wonder Mixture for Chills and Fevers, Dr. Chandler's Hemlock Plaster, Dr. Able's Compound Honey of Tar and Lemon. Carbonated drinks were considered healthful, so the Waco drink was given a name that sounded medicinal. Based on this tradition, Morrison labeled the drink Dr. Pepper, taking the name from his previous employer in Virginia. However, the assertion that Morrison was employed by Pepper, named the drink after him, is disputed. Milly Walker, Collections Manager / Curator for the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Co. Museum, has said, "There is not one piece of evidence that Morrison worked for Dr. Charles T. Pepper in Rural Retreat". Pepper and his wife were involved in civic affairs and the Presbyterian Church at Rural Retreat. From time to time he provided. Pepper's son, was the editor of the Evening Bee of Danville when he received word that Mrs. Pepper, his mother and Charles Pepper's wife, died on March 9, 1903. After a lingering illness, Dr. Pepper died on May 1903, at his home.

The Dr Pepper Museum in Waco has been told several versions of the story attributing the name of the drink to the medical doctor of Virginia. A few involve Pepper's daughter Ruth, born in 1874, it remains uncertain, which, if any, of these tales is the true origin of the name. Hall, Karen Lynn Jones. Wythe County. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4396-2958-1. Hallett, Anthony. Entrepreneur magazine: encyclopedia of entrepreneurs. New York, New York: Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-17536-0. Johnston, David Emmons. Middle New River Settlements... Standard Ptg. & Publishing Company. Rodengen, Jeffrey L.. Legend of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up. Write Stuff Syndicate. ISBN 978-0-945903-49-9. No matter what story is true, Charles Taylor Pepper has the unusual distinction of being immortalized by a soft drink. Charles T. Pepper at Find a Grave Picture of Ruth Pepper, daughter of Dr. C. T. Pepper and his wife, Isabella Howe