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Capaneus

In Greek mythology, Capaneus was a son of Hipponous and either Astynome or Laodice, husband of Evadne, with whom he fathered Sthenelus. Some call his wife Ianeira. According to the legend, Capaneus was an outstanding warrior, he was notorious for his arrogance. He stood just at the wall of Thebes at the siege of Thebes and shouted that Zeus himself could not stop him from invading it. Vegetius refers to him. In Aeschylus, he bears a shield with a man without armour withstanding fire, a torch in hand, which reads'I will burn the city,' in token of this. While he was mounting the ladder, Zeus struck and killed Capaneus with a thunderbolt, Evadne threw herself on her husband's funeral pyre and died, his story was told by Aeschylus in his Seven against Thebes, by Euripides, by the Roman poet Statius. In the fourteenth canto of his Inferno, Dante sees Capaneus in the seventh circle of Hell. Along with the other blasphemers, or those "violent against God", Capaneus is condemned to lie supine on a plain of burning sand while fire rains down on him.

He continues to curse the deity despite the harsher pains he thus inflicts upon himself, so that God "thereby should not have glad vengeance." List of Greek mythological figures Myth Index – Capaneus

1935 Toronto municipal election

Municipal elections were held in Toronto, Canada, on January 1, 1935. James Simpson won a surprise victory in the mayoral campaign to become the first socialist candidate elected to the office. Incumbent William James Stewart chose not to run for reelection; the race to succeed him became focused on two candidates. James Simpson, known as "People's Jimmy" was a long serving member of the Board of Control and former vice-president of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, he was an active member of a self-described socialist. Simpson was opposed by many religious leaders, former mayor Stewart, three of the four daily newspapers. Only the Toronto Daily Star endorsed his run; the other three papers endorsed Alderman Harry W. Hunt. Running were controller J. George Ramsden and communist Reverend A. E. Smith, but they finished back. Results James Simpson - 54,400 Harry W. Hunt - 50,986 J. George Ramsden - 16,851 A. E. Smith - 4,760 Incumbent Sam McBride and William D. Robbins won reelection to the Board of Control.

As Simpson and Ramsden chose to run for mayor, this left two vacancies on the board. These were filled by Alderman Ralph Day and former alderman William J. Wadsworth. Finishing further back were two ex-controllers, Claude Pierce and A. E. Hacker. Running were social activist Adelaide Plumptre and Communist leader Tim Buck. Alderman George Duthie was a candidate but withdrew Results Sam McBride - 71,177 William J. Wadsworth - 58,783 William D. Robbins - 44,820 Ralph Day - 41,515 Claude Pearce - 34,064 Adelaide Plumptre - 32,872 A. E Hacker - 29,110 Frank Regan - 26,242 Tim Buck - 9,938 Ward 1 Frank M. Johnston - 7,412 W. A. Summerville - 5,171 Gordon Millen - 4,682 Zeph Hilton - 3,736 Clifford Lock - 1,686 David Spencer - 881 Thomas Cooney - 858Ward 2 Harry Gladstone Clarke - 6,082 John R. Beamish - 4,738 William Dennison - 2,659 Percy Bishop - 2348 Thomas James - 465Ward 3 John Laidlaw - 2,990 John S. Simmons - 2,334 Arnold Ferguson - 1,980 Albert Kinnear - 1,696 Fred Ross - 925 Alfred Burgess - 490 C.

A. Risk - 457 Abraham Golberg - 294 Joseph Kent - 290Ward 4 Robert Hood Saunders - 4,779 Nathan Phillips - 4,691 H. M. Goodman - 2,293 Ida Siegel - 2,130 Myer Klig - 1,068 Max Federman - 552 Max Orenstein - 534 S. C. Schiller - 419Ward 5 Fred Hamilton - 6,483 Robert Leslie - 5,931 Harold Menzies - 3,091 Thomas Black - 2,907 Stewart Smith - 1,871 James Conner - 1,576 Charles Kerr - 1,045 Albert Plenty - 499Ward 6 Frederick J. Conboy - 12,961 D. C. MacGregor - 9,015 Harold Tracy - 6,530 Robert Stanley - 3,714 Harry Stephenson - 1,575 George Granell - 600 Bertram Tipping - 475Ward 7 George H. Gardiner - 7,217 Frank Whetter - 5,698 Harry Wynn - 3,267 John McPhee - 1,594Ward 8 Ernest Bray - 9,603 Walter Howell - 8,537 Albert Burnese - 4,548 Robert Baker - 4,399 David MacKay - 878 David Weir - 763 Alfred Hambleton - 445Ward 9 William D. Ellis - 8,224 Douglas McNish - 5,435 Herbert Ball - 4,456 John Innes - 3,546 Charles Reeves - 1,646 Walter Wilkinson - 1,689 John McGonnell - 453Results taken from the January 2, 1935 Toronto Star and might not match final tallies.

Ward 3 and 6 results taken from 1935 Toronto Telegram. Election Coverage. Toronto Star. January 2, 1935

Georgina Binnie-Clark

Georgina Binnie-Clark was a middle-class British woman and author, who became an ardent supporter of female farmers in prairie Canada. Binnie-Clark was born in Dorset, England on April 25, 1871; as a young woman, she impetuously purchased 320 acres of land in the Qu'Appelle Valley of Saskatchewan in 1905. Because she was a woman, she was not eligible for a free quarter-section of land from the Canadian government. However, through bank loans, she was able to purchase land. A single, upper-middle class Englishwoman, Binnie-Clark represented the new generation of female farmers who were not widows or daughters of farmers, but who selected farming as a profession that would provide them with income and independence. Binnie-Clark tirelessly advocated for the female right to cultivate the land, she aligned herself with a group of women "who were fighting out the battle of our Empire with the pick and the spade on unbroken soil." She began to gain widespread attention and acknowledgement in 1908, when she published serval articles in the Canadian Gazette that encouraged others to follow her lead, move to the West.

Binnie-Clark, perturbed by the inequality of land grants and the inaccessibility of land for women, drew upon her linguistic talents in an attempt to convince the government that women could perform tasks outside of what was thought of as appropriately feminine. She believed in the ability of women to sew the seeds of the British Empire in the New World. Although she pursued an occupation, considered male, she maintained her femininity in her public life, she taught agricultural skills to young women on her farm, as well as published works and spoke publicly about the benefits of planting imperial seeds through working the land. She believed in the unique position and ability of British women to "play a critical role in the'spade-work of British expansion."Eventually, she published two books entitled A Summer on the Canadian Prairie and Wheat and Woman. The latter work summarized content from her speeches and previous publications, as well as including anecdotes from her early years of working the land.

Her autobiographical works are full of details of her life in prairie Canada. She describes "the social life and customs, material culture, local politics, the rhythm of daily farm life." In addition, her writings described Indigenous peoples in a less discriminatory manner than other writers of her time. In several ways, Binnie-Clark was advanced for her era, she worked from both England, serving as a bridge between the Crown and its colony. With the outbreak of the First World War, she returned to England, where she managed crews of female agricultural workers in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire districts. After the war, when her brother a farmer in Saskatchewan died, Binnie-Clark resumed her life on the Canadian prairies. After 1921, she shared the responsibility of farming with her sister. By 1930, the two women managed 275 acres. However, in 1936, Binnie-Clark returned to England. Decades Binnie-Clark is remembered as the fiercest advocate of the farming profession for British women at the turn of the century.

She died on April 22, 1947 in England

Lino Rulli

Angelo Gino Armando "Lino" Rulli is an American radio host, author and former television host. He is the host of The Catholic Guy Show, aired on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio, he was the executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning television series, Generation Cross. In addition to his radio and television work, Rulli has released two books, both of which discuss Catholicism in a comedic tone through personal anecdotes, he is the personal media adviser to Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan. Rulli was born on October 1971 to an Italian American family in Saint Paul, Minnesota, his family was the only Catholic family on his block growing up, his father only attended Mass on Christmas and Easter. His mother had two goals for him growing up: to teach him to speak French and to teach him the Catholic faith, his two middle names were for his two grandfathers. He has said that he remembers his grandfather Armando at work or at prayer, his mother Gina, is one of three sisters, the only one, born in the United States.

She worked as a foreign language teacher at a local high school while his father Angelo worked as a probation officer during his early life. When Rulli was 15, his father joined Circus Flora. Rulli dropped out of school to perform as the assistant to his father's organ grinding and to ride an elephant as part of the finale; the elder Rulli made the decision to make the career change after praying about it before the Eucharist in St. Peter's Basilica; the son would to dance while the father played the music. On one occasion, they performed at the singer Prince's birthday party; the father was a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion. Rulli's father taught him about the birds and the bees in the seventh grade when he "threw a book in my general direction, said,'Let me know if you have any questions.'" He has a cousin who became an archbishop in 2000 and was friends with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. He is a graduate of the Catholic Hill-Murray High School in Minnesota.

He "lettered" in theater all four years. In an attempt to be popular, he joined the wrestling team and played for varsity, but only because there was no one else in his weight class, he was pinned in each of his matches. Rulli would pray to become popular in high school. During his senior year, he picked the lock on the door, broke into the school, placed a large B on the name above the front door so that it read Bill-Murray High School. After being confirmed in the 8th grade, he no longer saw how the church fit into his life and so he left the church. From adolescence on, he aspired to a career in comedy. Rulli received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and a Master of Theology Degree from Saint John's University. While in college he was part of a hip hop duo and hosted a weekly radio show called D-Love and Lazy Lin's Show of Pleasure, they wrote and recorded a single song, "Whatever Happened To," a retrospective from the mid 1980s to the current date in 1991. During his time in college, Rulli began to dabble in radio.

In 1991, he hosted his first program on college radio station KJNB. He speaks of the forgiveness he received from his parents after being arrested twice for being in possession of alcohol while underage as a metaphor for the forgiveness of God, he has written of his experimentation with illegal drugs while in college. During his junior year, Rulli found the body of his friend and roommate after he committed suicide by shooting himself inside his car. Several days earlier he had discovered what he thought to be suicide notes but did not discuss it with his friend; the experience caused him to sleep with a nightlight for years until one night when he was on a retreat with the theme "The Lord is my light and my salvation" and forgot to plug it in. It was in college that he began to get serious about his faith whereas before he treated Mass like going to the dentist, something to be done because those in authority decreed it, he received the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time since his childhood during his freshman year, did not again until seven years in Rome.

During his senior year, a professor offhandedly asked him if he had considered a graduate degree in theology which "picked some kind of lock in my brain." Until that moment he had never considered theology as a major, but after that he said "it just made sense." In 1996, Rulli moved to the Bahamas to teach high school religion at St. Augustine's College. While there, he coached the boys soccer team to a national championship, despite not knowing much about soccer beforehand, he chose the high crime neighborhood in which he lived because there was a Benedictine monastery attached to the school, was discerning a vocation to become a monk. He lived there for a few months, at the end of his stay asked the prior his opinion on becoming a brother. "With the assurance of someone who didn't have to think twice," the prior told him no, that he was too immature, that at 24 there was too much for him to do in the world. Rulli moved to Rome in January 1997 to learn the language and lived in Trastevere with a woman from France and a woman from Germany.

While in college he only attended Mass about twice a month, while in Rome he began to attend regularly. In 2001 he had monthly meetings with his bishop to discern a vocation to the priesthood. Rulli began his television career as a reporter for WCCO-TV later a commentator for KMSP-TV, both stations based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rulli began a solo project, Generation Cross, a television show he hosted and produced from 1998–2004; the show was nationally syndicated on multiple Catholic media networks, including Catho

Kieran O'Regan

Kieran Michael O'Regan is an Irish former footballer and football manager, who played and managed in England. He now works as a football commentator for BBC Radio Leeds with Paul Ogden, covering Huddersfield Town matches. O'Regan was signed by Hove Albion in 1982 from Tramore Athletic. Whilst at Brighton he gained 4 caps for the Ireland team in 1984, he played a season for Swindon Town before getting a transfer to Huddersfield Town A. F. C. in 1988 signed by his former Ireland manager Eoin Hand. He spent six seasons with Town making 199 league appearances. After a spell at West Bromwich Albion he returned to West Yorkshire to join Halifax Town, he jointly managed the side with George Mulhall from February 1997 to August 1998. During this time he was the captain of the Halifax team who finished the 1997/98 as champions of the Football Conference, he became the sole manager in August 1998 following Mulhall's retirement. However, he lasted less than a full season in this role and was sacked in April 1999.

O'Regan gained 4 caps for the Ireland team in 1984 during his time playing for Brighton. O'Regan started his managerial career with Halifax Town where he jointly managed the side with George Mulhall from February 1997 to August 1998 during which time he captained the side. O'Regan became the sole manager in August 1998 following Mulhall's retirement. However, he lasted less than a full season in this role and was sacked in April 1999. O'Regan works as a summariser covering Huddersfield Town games on BBC Radio Leeds, he works selling carpets at Carpet Clearance Centre on Lockwood Road Huddersfield. Meynell, Johnny; the Definitive Halifax Town AFC. Soccer Data. ISBN 1-899468-24-2

Job E. Hedges

Job E. Hedges was an attorney and Republican political activist from New York, he was most notable for being the unsuccessful Republican nominee for Governor of New York in 1912. Job Elmer Hedges was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on May 10, 1862, the son of Major Job Clark Hedges, a Union Army officer, killed at the Siege of Petersburg, Elizabeth Wood Elmer. After his father's death, Hedges' mother moved to New York, where he was raised. In 1880 he graduated from a military academy in Peekskill, New York, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1844, graduated from Columbia Law School in 1886. In 1887 he received his Master of Arts degree from Princeton. After his admission to the bar, Hedges practiced law in New York City, he became active in Republican politics, served as an officer of the New York County Republican Committee and several Republican clubs. In 1894 Hedges and Anson G. McCook managed the successful campaign of William L. Strong for Mayor of New York City.

Hedges served as Strong's secretary for the first two years of Strong's term. In 1897 Strong appointed Hedges as a judge of the City Magistrates' Court, but Hedges soon resigned after a change in the law prevented magistrates from carrying on other legal business. In 1899 he was appointed a deputy attorney general, responsible for aiding state Attorney General John C. Davies in the investigation of elections throughout New York and prosecuting violators of state election laws, as well as reviewing the conduct of corporate receivers to ensure that it conformed to the law, he resigned this position in 1902, returned to practicing law. When Charles Evans Hughes ran for Governor of New York in 1906, Hedges was a prominent supporter and delivered the speech nominating Hughes at the New York State Republican Convention. After Hughes was elected, Hedges asked to be considered for a position on the New York Public Service Commission. Hughes expressed high regard for Hedges, but declined to make the appointment, explaining that he did not want to appear to be misusing the governorship by naming friends to high government positions.

Hedges is supposed to have replied "By God, you need no longer consider that an obstacle!" Afterwards, Hedges became an opponent of the Hughes administration. In 1908, Hedges declined appointment by President Theodore Roosevelt as Assistant Treasurer of the United States. Hedges authored Common Sense in Politics. In addition, he was a regarded speech maker. In a three-way race which included Democratic nominee William Sulzer and Progressive candidate Oscar Straus, Hedges finished second to Sulzer. After losing the governor's race Hedges did not participate extensively in politics, instead concentrating on his law practice. In 1920 he was appointed receiver of the New York Railways Company, most of his career was centered on reorganizing the company, which emerged from receivership in 1925 as the New York Railways Corporation. Hedges was a bachelor until 1922. In February 1924 Hedges suffered an attack of vertigo and injured himself while attending a formal dinner at the Hotel Astor, his health continued to decline, he died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 22, 1925.

He was buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Dansville. Hedges, Job E.. Common Sense in Politics. New York, NY: Moffat and Company. Job elmer hedges common sense in politics