Callista is a genus of saltwater clams, bivalve molluscs in the family Veneridae, the venus clams. Species within the genus Callista include: Callista bardwelli Clench & Mclean, 1936 Callista brevisiphonata Carpenter, 1865 Callista chinensis Holten, 1802 Callista chione Callista costata Dillwyn, 1817 Callista erycina Linnaeus, 1758 Callista eucymata Dall, 1890 Callista florida Lamarck, 1818 Callista grata Deshayes, 1853 Callista impar Lamarck, 1818 Callista maculata Callista multiradiata Sowerby, 1851 Callista phasianella Deshayes, 1854 Callista pilsbryi Habe, 1960 Callista planatella Lamarck, 1818 Callista politissima Kuroda, 1945 Callista roscida Gould, 1861 Callista semisulcata Sowerby, 1851 Callista squalida Sowerby, 1835Extinct species†Callista elegans Lamarck 1806 - Age range: 48.6 to 40.4 Ma, found only at Falunière de Grignon †Callista elegans Lamarck 1806 at fossilworks.org
Calista Kay Flockhart is an American actress. She starred as the title character in the legal comedy-drama series Ally McBeal, Kitty Walker in the drama series Brothers & Sisters and Cat Grant in the superhero drama series Supergirl, she has been featured in a number of films, including the comedy film The Birdcage, the romantic comedy film A Midsummer Night's Dream, the drama film Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her. Flockhart has won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, garnered three Emmy Award nominations, she is married to actor Harrison Ford. Calista Kay Flockhart was born in Freeport, the daughter of Kay Calista, an English teacher, Ronald Flockhart, a Kraft Foods executive, her parents live in Morristown, Tennessee. She has Gary, her mother reversed her own middle names in naming her Calista Kay. Because her father's job required the family to move Flockhart and her brother grew up in several places including Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Norwich, New York; as a child, she wrote a play called Toyland which she performed to a small audience at a dinner party.
Flockhart attended Shawnee High School in New Jersey. Following graduation in 1983, Flockhart attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While there, she attended a specialized and competitive class, lasting from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In her sophomore year at Rutgers, Flockhart met aspiring actress Jane Krakowski, the best friend of her roommate, they both would work together on Ally McBeal. People began recognizing Flockhart's acting ability when William Esper made an exception to policy by allowing Flockhart to perform on the main stage. Though this venue is reserved for juniors and seniors, Harold Scott insisted that Flockhart perform there in his production of William Inge's Picnic. Flockhart graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre in 1988 as one of the few students who completed the course. Rutgers inducted her into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 3, 2003. Flockhart moved to New York City in 1989 and began seeking auditions, living with three other women in a two-bedroom apartment and working as a waitress and aerobics instructor.
She would remain in the city until 1997. In spring 1989, Flockhart made her first television appearance in a minor role in an episode of Guiding Light as a babysitter, she played a teenager battling an eating disorder on a one hour Afternoon Special on TV. Flockhart made her professional debut on the New York stage, appearing in Beside Herself alongside Melissa Joan Hart, at the Circle Repertory Theatre. Two years Flockhart appeared in the television movie Darrow. Though she appeared in films Naked in New York and Getting In, her first substantial speaking part in a film was in Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford. Flockhart debuted on Broadway in 1994, as Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Actress Julie Harris felt Flockhart should be hired without further auditions, claiming that she seemed ideal for the part. Flockhart received a Clarence Derwent Award for her performance. In 1995, Flockhart became acquainted with actors such as Dianne Wiest and Faye Dunaway when she appeared in the movie Drunks.
That year, Flockhart starred in Jane Doe as a drug addict. In 1996, Flockhart appeared as the daughter of Dianne Wiest and Gene Hackman's characters in The Birdcage. Throughout that year, she continued to work on Broadway, playing the role of Natasha in Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. In 1997, Flockhart was asked to audition for the starring role in David E. Kelley's Fox television series Ally McBeal. Kelley, having heard of Flockhart, wanted her to audition for the contract part. Though Flockhart at first hesitated due to the necessary commitment to the show in a negotiable contract, she was swayed by the script and traveled to Los Angeles to audition for the part, which she won, she earned a Golden Globe Award for the role in 1998. Flockhart appeared on the June 29, 1998, cover of Time magazine, placed as the newest iteration in the evolution of feminism, relating to the ongoing debate about the role depicted by her character. Flockhart performed in a starring role as Kitty Walker, opposite Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths and Matthew Rhys, in the ABC critically acclaimed prime time series Brothers & Sisters, which premiered in September 2006 in the time slot after Desperate Housewives.
The show was cancelled in May 2011 after running for five years. Flockhart's character was significant throughout the series' first four years, but her appearances were reduced for the 2010–2011 season, coinciding with the departure of TV husband Rob Lowe. Flockhart played the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 1999 film version of Shakespeare's play. In 2000, she appeared in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her and Bash: Latter-Day Plays accompanying Eve Ensler to Kenya in order to protest violence against women female genital mutilation. Flockhart starred in the Off-Broadway production of Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. In 2004, Flockhart appeared as Matthew Broderick's deranged girlfriend in The Last Shot. In the same year, Flockhart travelled to Spain for the filming of Fragile, which premiered in September 2005 at the Venice Film Festival, she was offered the role of Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives but declined, the role went to Teri Hatcher. In 2014, Flockhart landed a role as mob boss Ellen.
It was expected to air in 2015. This had been Flockhart's first acting role in three years, after her hiatus when Brot
Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter, his mythologies and powers are similar, though not identical, to those of Indo-European deities such as Jupiter, Perkūnas, Perun and Thor. Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, the youngest of his siblings to be born, though sometimes reckoned the eldest as the others required disgorging from Cronus's stomach. In most traditions, he is married to Hera, by whom he is said to have fathered Ares and Hephaestus. At the oracle of Dodona, his consort was said to be Dione, by whom the Iliad states that he fathered Aphrodite. Zeus was infamous for his erotic escapades; these resulted in many divine and heroic offspring, including Athena, Artemis, Persephone, Perseus, Helen of Troy and the Muses. He was respected as an allfather, chief of the gods and assigned the others to their roles: "Even the gods who are not his natural children address him as Father, all the gods rise in his presence."
He was equated with many foreign weather gods, permitting Pausanias to observe "That Zeus is king in heaven is a saying common to all men". Zeus' symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty; the god's name in the nominative is Ζεύς. It is inflected as follows: vocative: Ζεῦ. Diogenes Laërtius quotes Pherecydes of Syros as spelling the name, Ζάς. Zeus is the Greek continuation of *Di̯ēus, the name of the Proto-Indo-European god of the daytime sky called *Dyeus ph2tēr; the god is known under this name in the Rigveda, deriving from the root *dyeu-. Zeus is the only deity in the Olympic pantheon whose name has such a transparent Indo-European etymology; the earliest attested forms of the name are the Mycenaean Greek, di-we and, di-wo, written in the Linear B syllabic script.
Plato, in his Cratylus, gives a folk etymology of Zeus meaning "cause of life always to all things," because of puns between alternate titles of Zeus with the Greek words for life and "because of." This etymology, along with Plato's entire method of deriving etymologies, is not supported by modern scholarship. Cronus sired several children by Rhea: Hestia, Hera and Poseidon, but swallowed them all as soon as they were born, since he had learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overthrown by his son as he had overthrown Uranus, his own father, an oracle that Rhea heard and wished to avert; when Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, handing Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed. Varying versions of the story exist: According to Hyginus ) Zeus was raised by a nymph named Amalthea. Since Saturn ruled over the Earth, the heavens and the sea, she hid him by dangling him on a rope from a tree so he was suspended between earth and sky and thus, invisible to his father.
According to Pseudo-Apollodorus ) Zeus was raised by a goat named Amalthea in a cave called Dictaeon Antron. A a company of soldiers called Kouretes danced and clashed their spears against their shields so that Cronus would not hear the baby's cry. After reaching manhood, Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge first the stone his siblings in reverse order of swallowing. In some versions, Metis gave Cronus an emetic to force him to disgorge the babies, or Zeus cut Cronus's stomach open. Zeus released the brothers of Cronus, the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes, from their dungeon in Tartarus, killing their guard, Campe; as a token of their appreciation, the Cyclopes gave him thunder and the thunderbolt, or lightning, hidden by Gaia. Together, his brothers and sisters and Cyclopes overthrew Cronus and the other Titans, in the combat called the Titanomachy; the defeated Titans were cast into a shadowy underworld region known as Tartarus. Atlas, one of the titans who fought against Zeus, was punished by having to hold up the sky.
After the battle with the Titans, Zeus shared the world with his elder brothers and Hades, by drawing lots: Zeus got the sky and air, Poseidon the waters, Hades the world of the dead. The ancient Earth, could not be claimed. Gaia resented. Soon after taking the throne as king of the gods, Zeus had to fight some of Gaia's other children, the monsters Typhon and Echidna, he left Echidna and her children alive. When Zeus was atop Mount Olympus he was appalled by human sac
The steamship Calista was a small steamboat of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. Calista was built in 1911 at the Martinolich shipyard at Washington; the vessel is best known for an event which occurred on November 5, 1916. The vessel, preceded by the steamboat Verona was transporting members of the Industrial Workers of the World from Seattle to Everett, Washington, in connection with a labor dispute. On the arrival of Verona in Everett, a shooting broke out which has since become known as the Everett Massacre; because of the shooting, Verona did not land her IWW passengers in Everett, returned to Seattle. On the return, Verona encountered Calista bound for Everett, warned Calista not to proceed. Calista reversed course and returned to Seattle. Calista was wrecked in 1924. Kline, M. S. and Bayless, G. A. Ferryboats -- A legend on Puget Sound, Bayless Books, Seattle, WA 1983 ISBN 0-914515-00-4 Newell, Ships of the Inland Sea and Mort, Portland, OR
In Greek mythology, Callisto or Kallisto was a nymph, or the daughter of King Lycaon. She was one of Diana for the Romans, who attracted Zeus, he seduced her in this disguise. She became pregnant and when this was discovered, she was expelled from Artemis's group, after which a furious Hera transformed her into a bear. Just as she was about to be killed by her son when he was hunting, she was set among the stars as Ursa Major, she was the bear-mother of the Arcadians, through her son Arcas by Zeus. The fourth Galilean moon of Jupiter is named after Callisto; as a follower of Artemis, who Hesiod said was the daughter of Lycaon, king of Arcadia, took a vow to remain a virgin, as did all the nymphs of Artemis. But to have sex with her, Zeus disguised himself as Artemis herself, in order to lure her into his embrace. Callisto was turned into a bear, as Hesiod described:...but afterwards, when she was with child, was seen bathing and so discovered. Upon this, the goddess changed her into a beast, thus she gave birth to a son called Arcas.
Either Artemis "slew Kallisto with a shot of her silver bow," urged by the wrath of Juno or Arcas, the eponym of Arcadia, nearly killed his bear-mother, when she had wandered into the forbidden precinct of Zeus. In every case, Zeus placed them both in the sky as the constellations Ursa Major, called Arktos, the "Bear", by Greeks, Ursa Minor. According to Ovid, it was Jupiter who took the form of Diana so that he might evade his wife Juno’s detection, forcing himself upon Callisto while she was separated from Diana and the other nymphs. Callisto's subsequent pregnancy was discovered several months while she was bathing with Diana and her fellow nymphs. Diana became enraged. Callisto gave birth to Arcas. Juno took the opportunity to avenge her wounded pride and transformed the nymph into a bear. Sixteen years Callisto, still a bear, encountered her son Arcas hunting in the forest. Just as Arcas was about to kill his own mother with his javelin, Jupiter averted the tragedy by placing mother and son amongst the stars as Ursa Major and Minor, respectively.
Juno, enraged that her attempt at revenge had been frustrated, appealed to Tethys that the two might never meet her waters, thus providing a poetic explanation for their circumpolar positions in ancient times. Callisto's story was sometimes depicted in classical art, where the moment of transformation into a bear was the most popular. From the Renaissance on a series of major history paintings as well as many smaller cabinet paintings and book illustrations called "Diana and Callisto", depicted the traumatic moment of discovery of the pregnancy, as the goddess and her nymphs bathed in a pool, following Ovid's account; the subject's attraction was undoubtedly the opportunity it offered for a group of several females to be shown nude. Titian's Diana and Callisto, was the greatest of these disseminated by a print by Cornelius Cort. Here, as in most subsequent depictions, Diana points angrily, as Callisto is held by two nymphs, who may be pulling off what little clothing remains on her. Other versions include one by Rubens, Diana Bathing with her Nymphs with Actaeon and Callisto by Rembrandt, which unusually combines the moment with the arrival of Actaeon.
The basic composition is rather unusually consistent. Carlo Ridolfi said there was a version by Giorgione, who died in 1510, though his many attributions to Giorgione of paintings that are now lost are treated with suspicion by scholars. Other, less dramatic, treatments before Titian established his composition are by Palma Vecchio and Dosso Dossi. Although Ovid places the discovery in the ninth month of Callisto's pregnancy, in paintings she is shown with a rather modest bump for late pregnancy. With the Visitation in religious art, this was the leading recurring subject in history painting that required showing pregnancy in art, which Early Modern painters still approached with some caution. In any case, the narrative required that the rest of the group had not noticed the pregnancy. Callisto being seduced by Zeus/Jupiter in disguise was a popular subject called "Jupiter and Callisto"; the two lovers are shown embracing in a bower. The violent rape described by Ovid as following Callisto's realization of what is going on is shown.
In versions before about 1700 Callisto may show some doubt about what is going on, as in the versions by Rubens. It was popular in the 18th century, when depictions were erotic. Aeschylus' tragedy Callisto is lost; the name Kalliste, "most beautiful", may be recognized as an epithet of the goddess herself, though none of the inscriptions at Athens that record priests of Artemis Kalliste, date before the third century BCE. Artemis Kalliste was worshiped in Athens in a shrine which lay outside the Dipylon gate, by the side of the road to the Academy. W. S. Ferguson suggested that Artemis Soteira and Artemis Kalliste were joined in a common cult administered by a single priest; the bearlike character of Artemis herself was a feature of the Brauronia. The myth in Catasterismi may be derived from the fact that a set of constellations appear close together in the sky, in and ne
Callista Louise Gingrich is an American businesswoman, documentary film producer, diplomat who serves as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She is married to former Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. President Donald Trump nominated her to be the United States Ambassador to the Holy See in May 2017, the United States Senate confirmed the nomination on October 16, 2017. On December 22, 2017, Gingrich presented her credentials to Pope Francis and assumed the duties of United States Ambassador to the Holy See, she is the 11th U. S. Ambassador to the Holy See since formal relations were established in 1984 under President Ronald Reagan. Callista Louise Bisek, known as "Cally Lou" to her family, was born to Alphonse Emil Bisek and Bernita Bisek, in Whitehall, Wisconsin, her father worked in a packing plant and her mother was a secretary. She has Swiss ancestry, she graduated as valedictorian from Whitehall Memorial High School in 1984.
A music student from childhood, Callista attended Luther College in Decorah, majoring in music and becoming a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. She graduated cum laude in 1988, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Ave Maria School of Law in February 2018. In 1988, just out of college, Gingrich accepted an internship in Washington, D. C. in the office of Republican Congressman Steve Gunderson. At the end of the internship she joined Gunderson's congressional staff where she worked until 1995. In 1995, she moved to the House Committee on Agriculture where she worked as chief clerk until 2007. Since leaving the House Committee on Agriculture in 2007, Gingrich has served as president of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production company which she founded with her husband, they produce historical and public policy documentary films, publish books and newsletters, make speeches and radio appearances. Together, they have hosted nine documentaries, including The First American, Divine Mercy: The Canonization of John Paul II, A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, Nine Days that Changed the World, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, Rediscovering God in America, Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage, We Have the Power.
The films have sold several thousand copies. Gingrich has authored seven children's books featuring Ellis the Elephant, including Sweet Land of Liberty, about American exceptionalism, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride, about colonial America. Both were on The New York Times Best Seller list of Children's Picture Books. Yankee Doodle Dandy, about the American Revolution, was released in 2013. From Sea to Shining Sea, about the expedition of Lewis and Clark and the early years of the United States, was released in October 2014. Christmas in America, about the history of Christmas in the United States, was released in October 2015. Hail to the Chief, about United States presidents, was released in October 2016. Remember the Ladies, about United States first ladies, was released in October 2017, she co-authored a photobook, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, with her husband and Dave Bossie. Gingrich is the voice for several of her husband's audiobooks; as part of her husband's bid to become the Republican nominee in the 2012 presidential election, Gingrich appeared by his side at rallies.
In early 2012, Gingrich began to take a more active role in the campaign, undertook her first campaign speaking appearances without her husband. On February 10, she appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference, giving an introduction to her husband prior to his speech. In addition, she supported his campaign through speaking appearances at Republican women's groups, meetings of Gingrich supporters, various rallies. Gingrich is a long-time member of the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. and plays French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Virginia. She serves as president of the Gingrich Foundation which, among other charitable contributions, established the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship to benefit instrumental music majors at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Callista Bisek met Newt Gingrich in 1993 when he was House Minority Whip and she was working in the office of Congressman Steve Gunderson. Callista testified in 1999 as part of Gingrich's divorce proceedings that the couple began a six-year affair in 1993 while Newt was married to his second wife, Marianne.
Newt divorced Marianne in December 1999, on August 18, 2000, Callista and Newt were married in a private ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2002, Newt Gingrich asked the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to annul his 19-year marriage to Marianne on the basis that she had been married. Callista, a lifelong Catholic, was instrumental in her husband's conversion to that faith in 2009; the Gingriches live in Virginia. Conservatism portal Biography at U. S. Embassy to the Holy See Gingrich Productions website Appearances on C-SPAN Callista Gingrich on IMDb
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron is an American animated television series created by Christian and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series takes place in the fictional metropolis of Megakat City, populated by anthropomorphic felines, known as "kats"; the titular SWAT Kats are two vigilante pilots who possess a state-of-the-art fighter jet with an array of weaponry. Throughout the series, they face various villains as well as competition from Megakat City's militarized police force called the Enforcers; the show premiered and ran on the syndication block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, as well as TBS Superstation from 1993 to 1995. Every episode of the series was directed by Robert Alvarez; the bulk of the series was written by Lance Falk. Jim Stenstrum contributed two episodes, while David Ehrman, Von Williams, Eric Clark, Mark Saraceni and Jim Katz all contributed one episode each. There exist: a total of twenty-three finished episodes, one special episode that features a report on the SWAT Kats and of all their missions and gadgets, three unfinished episodes, two episodes still in the concept stage.
The show re-aired on Cartoon Boomerang. A revival of the series was funded via Kickstarter, which ended with over $140,000 in funds, guaranteeing new SWAT Kats animation for the first time in over two decades. Jake "Razor" Clawson and Chance "T-Bone" Furlong were members of Megakat City's paramilitary law enforcement agency, known as the Enforcers, they were discharged from the Enforcers after disobeying the orders of Commander Feral, which resulted in the destruction of the newly built Enforcer Headquarters. While in pursuit of Dark Kat, one of the main arch-villains of the series, the two rebelled against Enforcer Commander Feral's orders to fall back and leave Dark Kat to him; when they objected, citing their already-acquired target lock, Commander Feral crowded out their jet, clipping their wing and sending Jake and Chance's jet crashing into Enforcer headquarters. The resultant explosion distracted Commander Feral; the Commander took no responsibility for the incident, discharged Jake and Chance from the Enforcers and reassigned them to work at the city's military salvage yard to pay for the damage to the Enforcer Headquarters which Feral caused.
Using discarded military parts and weapons from the salvage yard and Chance built themselves a three-engine jet fighter called the Turbokat, which resembled several different jet fighters, most notably the Grumman F-14 and the Saab Draken, along with a handful of other vehicles such as the Cyclotron, the TurboMole, the HoverKat, the Thunder Truck. All these vehicles were stored, along with a training area and other equipment, in a secret hangar below the yard. Razor and T-Bone now patrol Megakat City as the SWAT Kats, defending it against any kind of menace that threatens the city, their enemies include the criminal mastermind Dark Kat, the undead sorcerer Pastmaster, the mutant evil genius Doctor Viper, the robotic gangsters the Metallikats. The SWAT Kats face many villains-of-the-week, such as Madkat and Volcanus; the SWAT Kats keep their identities secret from everyone, including their closest ally Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs, who assumes the responsibilities of both her post and of her boss, Mayor Manx, who neglects his political duties in favor of pastimes like golf.
Their methods do not endear them to Commander Feral, the three of them clash throughout the series. In the second season, Feral's niece Felina becomes another ally of the SWAT Kats. Other countries have aired this series around the world. In July 1995, Hanna-Barbera released three VHS collections with two select episodes on each; these releases included some of the "Secret Files of SWAT Kats" clips that ended each episode in original airings. In Fall 1999, Hanna-Barbera released five VHS collections with two selected episodes on each; the VHS releases were titled: "Deadly Dr. Viper" - featuring "Destructive Nature" and "Katastrophe". "Strike of Dark Kat" - featuring "The Wrath of Dark Kat" and "Night of Dark Kat". "Metallikats Attack" - featuring "The Metallikats" and "Metal Urgency". In Fall 1999 VHS: "Razor and T-Bone, Ready for Action!" - featuring "Bride of the Pastmaster" and "The Ci-Kat-A". "A Bad Kat-titude!" - featuring "Razor's Edge" and "Mutation City". "The Pastmaster Peril" - featuring "A Bright and Shiny Future" and "The Deadly Pyramid".
"Go Felina Feral! Go!" - featuring "When Strikes Mutilor" and "Caverns Of Horror". "The Final Showdown" - featuring "The Dark Side Of SWAT Kats" and "Unlikely Alloys". with a bonus music video "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor. On December 14, 2010, Warner Archive released SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron- The Complete Series Collection on DVD in region 1, as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection; this is a Manufacture-on-Demand release, available through Warner's online store and Amazon.com. The episodes themselves aren't remastered, the DVDs contain no extras or bonus features, although three scenes that were cut from the show were restored for the DVD. However, Warner Bros. put the end credits for the episodes in the wrong order, meaning voice actors either weren't credited for episodes they were in, or were credited