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Crius

In Greek mythology, Crius was one of the Titans, children of Uranus and Gaia. As the least individualized among the Titans, he was overthrown in the Titanomachy. M. L. West has suggested how Hesiod filled out the complement of Titans from the core group—adding three figures from the archaic tradition of Delphi and Phoibe, whose name Apollo assumed with the oracle, Themis. Among possible further interpolations among the Titans was Crius, whose interest for Hesiod was as the father of Perses and grandfather of Hecate, for whom Hesiod was, according to West, an "enthusiastic evangelist". Although "krios" was the ancient Greek word for "ram", the Titan's chthonic position in the Underworld means no classical association with Aries, the "Ram" of the zodiac, is ordinarily made. Aries is the first visible constellation in the sky at the spring season, marking the start of the new year in the ancient Greek calendar. According to Hesiod, with Eurybia, daughter of Gaia and Pontus, he fathered Astraios and Perses.

The joining of Astraios with Eos, the Dawn, brought forth the other Stars and the Winds. Joined to fill out lists of Titans to form a total that made a match with the Twelve Olympians, Crius was inexorably involved in the ten-year-long war between the Olympian gods and Titans, the Titanomachy, though without any specific part to play; when the war was lost, Crius was banished along with the others to the lower level of Hades called Tartarus. Greek mythology in popular culture Hesiod, Theogony from The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website. Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press.

Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website

7/12 extract

The 7/12 extract is an extract from the land register maintained by the revenue department of the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat, states in India. The extract gives information of the survey number of the land, the name of the owner of the land and its cultivator, the area of the land, the type of cultivation - whether irrigated or rain fed, the crops planted in the last cultivating season, it records loans extended to the land owner given by government agencies, including the purpose - such as loans or subsidies for buying seeds, pesticides or fertilisers, for which the loan was given, the loans could be given to the owner or the cultivator. It is one of the documents. In rural areas the ownership of a particular plot of land can be established on the basis of the 7/12 extract, it is called as "Record of Rights" or "Record of Land Rights" A 2009 news story informs that 2.11 crore extracts in all the 358 talukas of the state of Maharashtra have been digitised. This digitisation has been implemented.

In April 2012, online mutation to the extract has started in 3 centres in Pune a district in Maharashtra, these mutations will record changes subsequent to transfer of ownership. This system connectivity between the offices of the sub-register, the tehsildar and the Land records department; the name originates from Bombay Land Requisition Act 1948

Road signs in Wales

Road signs in Wales follow the same design principles as those in other parts of the United Kingdom. All modern signs feature both Welsh- and English-language wording, with the Welsh first in many areas. New regulations that came into force in 2016 mandate that all signs be in Welsh first, with the existing "English-priority" signage being replaced whenever they otherwise would; the Welsh Government states in Article 119, page 17, that. The previous Welsh Language Scheme stated that English-only signs would be made bilingual when they were replaced, that the order in which the languages appear would follow the practice adopted by the local authority where the sign is located. Bilingual signs in Wales were permitted by special authorisation after 1965. In 1972 the Bowen Committee recommended that they should be provided systematically throughout Wales. Throughout Wales, instructions for drivers appear on the road itself. One of the most common painted instructions is araf – slow; the Welsh-language pressure group Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg have been campaigning for a number of years with the Ble mae'r Gymraeg? scheme, which campaigns for all road signs in Wales to display both Welsh and English information on public information signs.

The campaign is most noted for its placement of stickers with the group's logo, a dragon's tongue, on signposts that are written only in English. In an overwhelmingly English-speaking area of Monmouthshire, bilingual village name signs at Rockfield and Cross Ash were removed in 2011 after complaints from local residents, as the given Welsh names are neither in common usage by Welsh speakers nor close derivatives of the English names; the requirement for bilingual signs has sometimes led to errors, such as the two languages presenting differing information. In 2006, a bilingual pedestrian sign in Cardiff told pedestrians to "look right" in English, "edrychwch i'r chwith" in Welsh. In 2008, a sign erected near the entrance to a supermarket in Swansea was mistakenly printed with an automatic e-mail response which read "Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfonwch unrhyw waith i' w gyfieithu". Send any work to be translated." Welsh Government List of Welsh principal areas by percentage Welsh language

TS King Edward

TS King Edward was an excursion steamer built at Dumbarton for service down the River Clyde to the Firth of Clyde and associated sea lochs on the west coast of Scotland, as far as Campbeltown. The first commercial vessel to be driven by steam turbines, King Edward was remarkably successful for a prototype, serving as a Clyde steamer for half a century from 1901 until 1951, interrupted only by service in the two world wars; the success of the vessel led to the adoption of turbine propulsion for all manner of merchant vessels, from channel ferries and coastal steamers to transatlantic liners. In 1803, Charlotte Dundas showed the practicality of steam power for marine use, in 1812 Henry Bell's PS Comet began the first commercially successful steamboat service in Europe, sailing on the River Clyde between Glasgow and Helensburgh. Others soon followed, by mid century a large fleet of Clyde steamers competed for holiday and excursion traffic down the River and Firth of Clyde. By the end of the century paddle steamers had reached a peak of design, with a maximum economic operating speed of around 19 knots, but speed was at a premium on the longer routes such as sailings from Glasgow to Inveraray and Campbeltown.

Up to this time, vessels had been powered by reciprocating steam engines. Steam was generated by boilers, piped to cylinders wherein it drove pistons, the back-and-forth motion of, converted to rotary motion by connecting rods. Early vessels at mid-century screws became more prevalent. Although increased boiler pressures and the reuse of expanded steam in compound engines increased efficiency, the continual creation and destruction of momentum of their heavy reciprocating parts each turn of the crankshaft put great strain on the engines, which required constant maintenance; the modern steam turbine, invented by Charles A. Parsons in 1884, overcomes these problems by having only rotating parts, no reciprocating parts. In 1894 he formed a syndicate to build Turbinia. In a famous publicity stunt, Parson's steam launch sped uninvited past warships in the Solent at the 1897 Review of the Fleet held on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne. Turbinia raced past them at the unheard-of speed of 34 knots, far outstripping the ships of the Royal Navy sent to intercept.

In January 1898 the Admiralty ordered a turbine-powered destroyer and that year a typical built destroyer being built as a private venture was fitted with turbines. The Admiralty purchased this ship after requiring strengthening of the hull, named the vessel HMS Cobra. Both destroyers were launched in 1899, both were soon lost for reasons unrelated to their machinery, before the Admiralty could obtain substantial experience with turbine propulsion; such experience was needed before the turbine could obtain wide acceptance, as there had been problems in its development. The reciprocating steam engine, for all its theoretical faults, had been perfected over eight decades of development, its manufacturing and operating characteristics were known. In contrast, the turbine was new. In short, it was an unproven technology. From a records of a discussion, it appears that Archibald Denny, a partner in the shipbuilders William Denny and Brothers, had been impressed by a technical paper by Parsons and had approached him with the suggestion of using steam turbines to power a merchant vessel.

Denny invited Clyde railway steamboat owners to sponsor the venture, but nothing came of these exploratory informal approaches. It was left to one of the owners of private steamer fleets to take on this challenge. Captain John Williamson had followed his father Captain James Williamson in owning and running Clyde Steamers, purchasing his first ship in 1893 and buying and selling ships to build up a fleet; this included the PS Strathmore, built to order in 1897, which took over the service running from Fairlie Pier railway station to Campbeltown, proved reliable. He seems to have given independent consideration to introducing a turbine steamer, agreed to take this on. Towards the end of 1900 a syndicate was formed in which he agreed to operate the proposed ship for its first season without pay, William Denny and Brothers would build the hull and boilers, the Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company was to provide the machinery; each member of the syndicate provided one third of the cost of the vessel, estimated at £33,000, plus £267 towards initial working and running expenses.

On 22 January 1901 the Glasgow and South Western Railway minuted an agreement in its official records, backing this improvement to a service from its railway terminal into areas which its parliamentary Act prohibited its own vessels from serving: Fairlie and Campbeltown Steamboat Service – Captain John Williamson, having represented that he had arranged with others for the building of a steamer with Parsons turbine engines and Propellors–It was agreed to guarantee his overdraft with the National Bank of Scotland conditionally on Captain Williamson placing and maintaining the Steamer on the Fairlie route next summer. The hull design of King Edward was based by Denny on its successful steamer, PS Duchess of Hamilton, shared the m

Jesper Arvidsson

John Jesper Arvidsson is a Swedish footballer who plays for IF Brommapojkarna as a defender. Arvidsson started out his career at his hometown club Götene IF before he was signed by IF Elfsborg as a 15-year-old youth player in 2000. Five years he was promoted to the first team but was unable to make a big impact. Instead he was sent out on several loan spells to second tier club Åtvidabergs FF where he became an important part of their effort to reestablish themselves in Allsvenskan. At the start of 2011 he signed a permanent contract with Åtvidaberg. After the 2012 season Arvidsson wanted to sign with a Stockholm based club since he was living there and commuting to Åtvidaberg, he had talks with Superettan club Hammarby IF but ended up signing with Allsvenskan club Djurgården, saying that it was an easy choice for him since he wanted to remain in the top division of Swedish football. Arvidsson represented the Sweden national under-21 football team twice in 2006. Jesper Arvidsson at SvFF Jesper Arvidsson at Soccerway

Embassy of the United States, Ottawa

The Embassy of the United States of America in Ottawa is the diplomatic mission of the United States of America in Canada. The embassy complex is located at 490 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, it opened in 1999. Before 1999, the diplomatic mission occupied a 1930s-era building at 100 Wellington Street, directly across from Parliament Hill; the Beaux-Arts structure was designed by Cass Gilbert and opened in 1932 as an American legation as a full embassy after 1943. The Wellington Street building, a three-storey Indiana limestone structure built in 1930–1931, proved to be too small and embassy employees were spread between eight other Ottawa buildings. Security concerns associated with this distribution necessitated centralization; the road to a new chancery was a long and difficult one, with attempts made at getting a new structure beginning in the 1960s. Finding an appropriate site and receiving acceptance from both governments proved to be difficult; the new embassy is located on what used to be a small hill and parking lot on the western edge of the Byward Market.

Early in Ottawa's history, it had been the site of a number of small homes and businesses, but the land was expropriated by the federal government during the First World War and a temporary office building was built on the site for government workers. The building was torn down after the war, but another temporary structure was built on the site during World War II; this structure survived until 1972, when it was left as a parking lot. To the west of the embassy is Major's Hill Park and Parliament Hill; the National Gallery of Canada is just to the northwest of the embassy, while the Peacekeeping Monument is to the north. To the east of the embassy is the Byward Market, York Street is steps to the south; the building's design, by American architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, sought to reflect the close relationship of friendly neighbors, symbolizing a bridge. The embassy's interior, showcasing the art of 59 artists from the United States, is organized as two "bars" of office space, joined by an atrium in the center, visible as the tall structure seen from the outside.

The design of the building took several years. The architect spoke about the challenge presented by the design project in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, it forced him, he said, to move the atrium to the centre of the building, the glass wall facing Sussex Drive, intended as a transparent curtain wall, would now disguise a concrete blast wall with smaller windows punctuating the concrete. Interior furnishings in the atrium area feature "Niagara blue" a colour chosen to "reflect the shared experience, close relationship and free trade association between the United States and Canada — Niagara blue because of the shared beauty of Niagara Falls."The embassy was dedicated by President Bill Clinton on October 8, 1999, the first time in American history that a president had dedicated a new embassy. The building was included amongst other architecturally interesting and significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, held on June 2 and 3, 2012. Local architects and citizens complained that the structure overshadowed the historic market and suggested that it looked like a battleship, or worried about the danger posed to local businesses by potential terrorist attacks against the embassy.

These complaints were aggravated after the September 11 attacks, when a number of roads around the embassy were blocked, congesting traffic and hurting businesses. The adjacent lane on Sussex Drive was permanently closed. Security concerns voiced by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security before the completion of construction were overruled by its parent agency, the U. S. Department of State. In the aftermath of the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa, there was serious consideration given at the time about whether the new U. S. Embassy should be completed considering the large amount of glass on one side of the new Chancery that faced a public street; the cost of not finishing and moving into the new Chancery, in terms of money and political capital, could not be overcome. United States Ambassador to Canada Lornado – residence of the U. S. Ambassador to Canada Embassy of Canada, Washington, D. C. Official website American Citizen Services in Canada