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Chabrias

Chabrias was an Athenian general of the 4th century BC. In 388 BC he defeated the Spartans and Aeginetans under Gorgopas at Aegina and commanded the fleet sent to assist Evagoras, king of Cyprus, against the Persians. In 378 BC, when Athens entered into an alliance with Thebes against Sparta, he held off the more numerous forces led by the Spartan king Agesilaus II near Thebes. With the advance of Agesilaus' forces, instead of giving the order to charge, Chabrias ordered his men to stand at ease, with their spears remaining pointing upwards instead of towards the enemy, their shields leaning against their left knees instead of being hoisted against their shoulders; as related by Cornelius Nepos in Book XII of his "Lives of the Excellent Commanders"<<Cornelius Nepos, Lives of the Excellent Commanders, Book XII: Chabrias, translated by John Clarke, New York, Printed for Sage & Thompson, T. & J. Ronald, Brisban & Branham, 1806>>: "...he forbad the rest of the phalanx to quit their ground, taught them to receive the enemy's attack, with their knee rested against their shield, their spears held out...

This was so much celebrated in Greece, that Chabrias had a fancy to have the statue made for him in that posture, erected for him at the public charge by the Athenians in the forum. From whence it was, that afterwards wrestlers, other artists, in the erecting of their statues, made use of those postures in which they had gotten a victory." Chabrias' command was followed and without question by the mercenaries under his command, to be copied by their counterparts beside them, the elite Sacred Band of Thebes under the command of Gorgidas. It was said that this "show of contempt" stopped the advancing Spartan forces, shortly afterwards Agesilaus withdrew. In 376 BC he gained a decisive victory over the Spartan fleet off Naxos, when he might have destroyed the Spartan fleet, remembering the fate of the generals at Arginusae, he delayed further action against the Spartans so that his forces could pick up the bodies of his dead; when the Athenians changed sides and joined the Spartans, he repulsed Epaminondas before the walls of Corinth.

In 376–375 BC the Triballi under the command of king Hales crossed Mount Haemus and advanced as far as Abdera, nearly destroying the city until Chabrias negotiated a peace between the Triballi and the king of Maronea, winning over the Triballi to the Athenian side. In 373 BC, Chabrias won the four-horse chariot race at the Pythian Games, held a feast in celebration. In 366 BC, he and Callistratus were accused of treachery in advising the surrender of Oropus to the Thebans, he was acquitted, soon after, he accepted a command under Teos, king of Egypt, defending his country against Persian reconquest. But on the outbreak of the Social War, he joined Chares in commanding the Athenian fleet, he lost his life in an attack on the island of Chios. Charitimides, an Athenian admiral who fought for the Egyptians against the Achaemenids in the 5th century; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Chabrias". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5. Cambridge University Press.

P. 786. Anderson, J. K.. "The Statue of Chabrias". American Journal of Archaeology. 67: 411–413. Doi:10.2307/501624. JSTOR 501624. Bianco, Elisabetta. "Chabrias Atheniensis". Rivista Storica dell' Antichità. 30: 47–72. Burnett, Anne Pippin & Edmonson, Collin N.. "The Chabrias monument in the Athenian Agora". Hesperia. 30: 74–91. Doi:10.2307/147322. JSTOR 147322. Pritchett, W. Kendrick; the Greek State at War. 2. London: University of California Press. Pp. 72–77. ISBN 0-520-02565-2

Parap, Northern Territory

Parap is an inner suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Parap derived its name from that applied by Dr John A Gilruth, first Commonwealth Administrator in 1912, he applied the name Paraparap, but had to abbreviate it to Parap during his term. Parap was the staging point to the event known as the Darwin Rebellion, on 17 December 1918, in protest against Gilruth's administration. Parap became well known as the 2½ Mile in subsequent years, being near the Railway Workshop when the train ran in pre-World War II years. In 1919, when the England to Australia air race was announced, Darwin airport was established in the suburb of Parap to act as the Australian Terminal. Darwin hence operated a civilian airport and a military field. In 1945, the Department of Aviation made the existing Darwin military airfield available for civil aviation purposes; as a result, the civilian airport at Parap was closed down and airport operations combined with the military airport. The London-Australia Air Race was a means of returning Australian Flying Corps pilots and crews to Australia after the cessation of hostilities – they were required to fly their aircraft home, with a £10,000 prize as the incentive for the first aircraft manned by Australians to reach Australia in less than 30 days before the end of 1919.

Having departed Hounslow Heath Aerodrome near London on 12 November and Keith Smith landed their Vickers FB27 Vimy G-EAOU 40 at Darwin aerodrome at 3.05 pm on Friday 10 December 1919 and were met by the Acting Administrator, Staniforth Smith. They had accomplished the first flight from Europe to Australia, a distance of 18,500 kilometres, in 27 days and 20 hours; the following day, the Acting Administrator entertained the heroes at Government House, where they were joined by Lieutenant Hudson Fysh DFC, another veteran of the Light Horse and No.1 Squadron AFC, responsible for clearing the airstrip at Fannie Bay. The aerodrome in Darwin at which they landed was in the suburb of Parap, near the site of the present pool. Parap is well known for its streets being named after early Australian aviators and explorers including. Parap is a predominantly residential suburb and is associated with its sister suburb, Fannie Bay and the adjacent inner suburbs of Ludmilla and Stuart Park. Price Street in Parap was named after Mr Edward W. Price and Commissioner Circuit Court of the Northern Territory from 1873 to 1876 and Government Resident of the Northern Territory from 1876 to 1883.

Mr Price lost his wife and six children on the ill-fated SS Gothenburg, which sank off the north Queensland coast, after hitting the Great Barrier Reef on 24 February 1875. The Parap Village Market is one of Darwin's longest running markets, is considered by many as the ideal meeting place to meet or to have breakfast or light meals; this multi-cultural market place is well known for its diverse food styles and crafts and its busy but relaxed atmosphere. Parap Markets encourage craftspeople. Situated in the Parap Village Shopping Precinct off Parap Road, the market operates every Saturday of the year between 8am - 2pm. Parking has increased and a car park on Parap Road is available for a gold coin donation. Toilet facilities are available

Evan Siu Ping Wu

Wu Siu Ping, Evan(胡小萍)is a Hong Kong artist specializing in contemporary Chinese ink painting, paper art and mixed media. She works in the Graphic Design of advertisement in Hong Kong. Evan was raised in Hong Kong, she studied graphic design and jewelry design at the Design First Institute of Art & Design and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2012, she graduated with a Fine Art master's degree in RMIT University, her work has since been shown in various places, including Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Shantou University China and Hong Kong Art Centre at the same year. With a touch of Chinese ink and the likes of other media that time round, Wu reinterpreted Hong Kong's most iconic culture and places in her painting exhibition at the Artify Gallery in Chai Wan. Evan drew inspirations from her daily life, representing the artworks in Chinese ink and mixed media. Combining a sense of humour with traditional elements, Evan aspired to provide the audience with alternate element of Hong Kong culture with her work.

Pray represented the local worshipping culture. By filling the paper with flowing incense, the artist alluded to the annual flocks of worshippers to temples during Lunar New Year. Known for their hardworking and pragmatic attitude, Hong Kong people secretly long for humble pleasure like health and harmony, while they diligently pray to the gods; the artist wisely showed the local worshipping culture in Forever Beauty. Evan paid tribute to local wisdom by depicting women enjoying masks homemade from ingredients such as tea bags and cucumber; the formula of the masks nearly formed the backdrop of the work. Apart from local culture, Evan was entranced by nooks and crannies of the city. Among her favorite places, the Whole Fruit Market represented extraordinary importance to her, as it was on the way to her child’s school. Fruit Plate depicted fresh fruit on a traditional wooden cart, nestled among old buildings in the area; the collision of the old and the new fascinated the artist. Another work, Bird House, would trigger echoes from the audience.

The work featured overlapping birdcages forming a silhouette of the city, we well as the local icon Lion Mountain in the middle. ` The price of the city makes it hard. An illusional city peaked through bird cages is more attainable to us, ‘said Wu. There are several exhibitions about butterfly; the exhibition of "Revivification" was held in several places including City Walk gallery in Tsuen Wan and the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery in Teipei. Apart from providing an opportunity for audience to appreciate the beauty of the artworks, Wu aimed to remind the importance of environmental protection via the reminiscent butterfly. Wu collected many magazines from different sources, most of them being unused. In hopes of utilizing them wisely, Wu decided to use them as raw materials to design different kinds of artwork. During the process of designing, Wu found it good to make them to butterfly-shaped artworks. After Wu finished them, Wu provoked the thinking of promoting the sense of environmental protection through artwork.

Subsequently, Wu participated in different workshops, for example, New Life Butterfly Workshop, about the reborn of butterfly, aiming to promote the sense of environmental protection to the public. The exhibition of "Transformation" was displayed from June 1 to June 30, 2013, at City Walk gallery in Tsuen Wan; the idea, emphasized on is that. Apart from the artwork, made of the papers of expired magazines, there were some artworks is made of crystal and laser painting; the artworks shown in this exhibition is the extension of "Revivification". Wu utilized the techniques of painting into making the butterfly-shape artworks, which were made of outdated magazine alive by outlining the butterfly pattern silk and expressing them in a poetic form, it allowed the audience to reflect on the meanings of magazines. "The Search of butterfly" was shown in two different ways. The first way is mixing random magazine patchwork pictures. By changing the picture's information from the original magazine expression, Wu transformed them into a beautiful butterfly pattern.

The second way is the systematic selection of magazine pictures and butterfly pattern combination, which allowed the two to conflict and reassemble into new butterfly picture. It enabled the audience to experience different visual effects and further understand the hidden meaning behind the work; as for the other artworks in "Collection of butterfly", which emphasized on its black-and-white photo effects, Wu solidified it in the crystal box. The artwork expressed the meaning of butterfly, never vanishing and eternity, unlike the magazines' ephemeral fate. Collaborating with fellow artist Yan Fung, Wu displayed her artworks in the Sky100 from April 5 to June 15, 2014. Titled "The Flavours of Hong Kong", the exhibition aimed to shed light on the local life in Hong Kong back in the days consisting old-school local fusion and love from family. Displaying artworks about Chinese herb tea and having dimsum, Wu artworks provoked local Hong Kong people to reminisce on their childhood and the simplicity of living back as those food and fusion made their childhood.

Together with the artworks about love from family by Fung, the exhibition brought back the memories of Hong Kong people to life. It was a vivid display of how life used to be in Hong Kong to tourists all around the world, to children born in the Millennials as well, who have never experienced the simple yet beautiful lifestyle. 胡小萍小姐創作的「再生蝶」系列作品 生活的發現- 「生活.生趣」胡小萍藝術展 【蝶.誌──胡小萍環保藝術創作展】再生蝶

Diego Cagna

Diego Cagna is an Argentine football coach and former player. He played as midfielder and retired in 2005, his first professional first division match was with Argentinos Juniors. He transferred to Independiente at the beginning of 1992. Cagna went on to join Boca Juniors from the Apertura 1996 until the end of 1999 when, at 29 years of age and after finished the Apertura 1999, he moved to Spanish Villarreal CF, he played 2 seasons with the Yellow Submarine, after playing the Apertura 2002 with Mexican Atlético Celaya, he returned to Boca Juniors in 2003. Diego Cagna, team captain with Independiente, Boca Juniors and Villarreal becoming a reserve player behind Boca Juniors' promising youngsters, retired in 2005. All in all, scoring 21 goals. With the Argentina national football team he won the Confederations Cup 1992, participated in the Copa América 1999, his only goal for the national team was on 15 April 1998 friendly match against Israel in Jerusalem, which Argentina lost 2–1. In December 2006, he became Tigre's manager, taking the club to the first division in only one season.

Tigre's first year in the major division was successful with Tigre finishing in 2nd place in the Apertura 2007 championship. This was Tigre's highest finish in the top division, gaining Cagna notoriety from fans and the sports press. In the Apertura 2008 championship Tigre finished joint top of the Primera División with Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo. Tigre had the best head-to-head record, San Lorenzo the best goal difference but Boca Juniors won the 3 way championship playoff on goal difference after the three teams once again finished level on points. Cagna guided Tigre to qualification to an international club competition for the first time in their history at the end of the 2008–09 season. Tigre appeared in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana, where they were eliminated in the first round by San Lorenzo. Having taken Tigre into the last game of two championship seasons with the possibility of winning the championship and led them to international qualification for the first time in their history, his fortunes turned in the Apertura 2009 where Tigre finished bottom of the table with only 8 points from 19 games prompting his resignation on 14 December 2009 after over 3 years with the club.

The former Chacarita coach replaces on 20 April 2010 Hugo Tocalli as Head Coach by Colo-Colo. Cagna's results with the twenty-nine time Chilean champions have been disappointing, losing a 7-point advantage through several games until the end of the 2010 season, finishing runners-up of that tournament. Moreover, his international appearance in Copa Sudamericana meant another disappointment since "Los Albos" were kicked out in first round home/away leg versus Universitario de Sucre. Though fans' patience is running thin from 2010 – and more after a non-convincing start of 2011 season – Cagna is still having a place as Colo Colo's manager. Fans call him "Despreocupado" because of his negligent attitude before and after every match; this nickname is linked to a popular TV commercial from an international financial group in Chile. IndependienteArgentine Primera División: Clausura 1994 Recopa Sudamericana: 1995Boca JuniorsArgentine Primera División: Apertura 1998, Clausura 1999, Apertura 2003, Apertura 2005 Copa Libertadores: 2003 Copa Sudamericana: 2004, 2005 Recopa Sudamericana: 2005 Intercontinental Cup: 2003 ArgentinaFIFA Confederations Cup: 1992 Diego Cagna at National-Football-Teams.com Managerial career in the Argentine Primera Argentine Primera statistics Diego Cagna at Footballdatabase

A Gathering of Days

A Gathering of Days. The book is written in the form of a journal kept by Catherine Hall, a young girl living in a rural village in New England with her widower father and younger sister; the journal details her daily life between the years of 1830 and 1832. Among the events of these two years are several that would have a profound impact on the rest of her life; these include her assistance to an escaped slave, her father's remarriage, the sudden death of her best friend. Catherine, called Cath by her friends, is thirteen at the start of the book, has a birthday in May, so for most of the journal she is thirteen, her best friend is Cassie. Catherine has Matty, her mother died. Her father remarried in May 1831, his wife, a widow, brought her own son to live with them, Daniel, they all figured out how to be a family and Catherine learns to love her new stepmom. Cassie is Catherine's best friend, she is a year older than Catherine, but the girls are the same height. She has three brothers: David Horatio, Asa Hale, William Mason, the baby.

In the summer of 1831, Cassie is struck with a high fever. Her condition worsens over the next nine days, she dies in her sleep on August 20, 1831. In her 1899 letter to her great-granddaughter, Catherine says of her dear childhood friend, "of all of us, the only one never to grow old." At the time of the book's publication, Kirkus Reviews said, "The tone is suitably restrained, the language, which means to mimic the speech and writing patterns of the period, is so awkwardly formal at times that to follow it the reader must be attentive. The reward is a warm and interesting glimpse into a past way of life dependent on the close society of neighbors and family. Researched and convincingly delivered." In a retrospective essay about the Newbery Medal-winning books from 1976 to 1985, literary critic Zena Sutherland wrote, "Catherine's journal shows her reflection of diverse viewpoints about runaway slaves, it makes reference to recorded history. In sum, this is a book set in a historical period, but it is not a book about nineteenth-century New Hampshire: It is a book about a human being."

Roy Stuart (actor)

Roy Stuart was an American character actor. He is best known for playing Corporal Charles "Chuck" Boyle on television's Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C. During seasons two and four from 1965 to 1968. Born in The Bronx, New York, Stuart launched his career performing in nightclubs and theatre, his stage credits include the Broadway musicals Borrow or Steal and Cafe Crown. Stuart's TV guest appearances include Mister Ed, The Mothers-In-Law, Room 222, The Governor & J. J. Love, American Style, Marcus Welby, M. D. Santa Barbara, Gidget, One Day at a Time and Son, CHiPs, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Golden Girls, General Hospital, Laverne & Shirley and Mama's Family, he appeared in numerous television commercials. A long-standing member of Theatre West, Stuart performed in local Theatre Forty productions of Absurd Person Singular and The Sunshine Boys. Roy Stuart died at age 78 of cancer at Woodland Hills, California, he is survived by Claude Hubert. He is interred in Mission Hills. Roy Stuart on IMDb Roy Stuart at the Internet Broadway Database Obituary in Variety